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Apparently the persistence of vision thing nearly unhinged a few of you because after just a few views, Hillary was the first thing you saw in the morning and the last thing you saw at night.  Who knew that blogs could cause retinal burns?

Anyway, only just so many people can beg for mercy before I begin to feel pangs of guilt.  Granted, they were short lived pangs – on the order of two and perhaps as many as three seconds – but they were pangs of guilt nonetheless.  I think it even happened twice.

The implications of that are staggering.  But that is a topic for another post.

So I give you something to soothe those retinal burns.  Clicking on Scarlett makes biggerness.  I think it could be said that she is the Anti-Hillary.

Bis repetita placent – The things that please are those that are asked for again and again. – Horace

Google sent me to someone else’s blog where apparently they got it from somewhere else, probably the place in the lower right corner of the graphic.  Anyway, if Scarlett and Jessica don’t make up for Hillary I don’t know what will.

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Hypocrisy, get thee behind me, stand next to Vanity – B. Obama

President Barack Obama said the U.S. and its allies had to take military action in Libya to avert a massacre of civilians that would have “stained the conscience of the world.” –  Bloomberg

Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries – the United States of America is different.  –  Barack Obama at the National Defense University in Washington

What about Sudan, Big O?  Done jack or squat about that lately?

Let’s just come out and say “We’re there because of oil.”   Why do people make excuses and apologies for protecting our investments?  I fully support going in there for oil.  What I don’t support is slimy statements about humanitarianism when evidence clearly exists to the contrary.

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h/t to Soylent Green.  If I understand it right, when you break into a business and threaten to close them down you are supposed to be met with open arms and goodwill, be given soy milk and free-range cookies, and all toke up in one big love-fester.

Fiona Reed who was at Mainshill said: “We were attacked from the minute we entered the site. At no point were we confrontational or threatening, we just wanted to do the action safely so that no one got hurt. First of all huge dump trucks were deliberately driven at us and tried to box us in, then the excavator driver swung the machine’s bucket at us, blatantly disregarding all health and safety rules. Most deaths and accidents that occur on opencasts are because of how dangerous these dump trucks are. A lot of people’s lives were put at risk. We were then pounced on by workers and site security who punched us in the head repeatedly, threw us to the ground and kicked us in the back. They also stole our video camera.”

People’s lives, my dear fruit-bat, were threatened because you broke into a worksite.  By placing yourself there you were endangered.  Had you sat in your dorm room and had another bong hit, with your electric heater powered by coal, you’d have been cozy and warm, just as clueless, but at least safe.

Another Left-Weenie:

We were all threatened with being stabbed by a worker, and the people on the machine were told by an operations manager that as soon as the support had gone they were going to get beaten up. The site manager Steve Griffiths watched all this happen and was totally indifferent to it. Security has no right whatsoever to act like that.  – Jim Slater

Would you believe that you had no right whatsoever to trespass and attack a business like that?

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Don’t get me wrong.  I cannot stand “The Barefoot Contessa” (Ina Garten).  I think she is pretentious, I think her show panders to people who feel they must compete with others to have the best parties, and I think … well, let’s just leave it at that.

She’s been bashed and vilified for reportedly turning down a little kid’s Make A Wish Foundation request to cook with her not once, but twice.  The LA Times did an article that from what I can tell in the comments did her no favors whatsoever.

Do I think that’s potentially kind of a crappy attitude?  Yep, sure do!   IF SHE JUST PLAIN DIDN’T WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT AND SHE WAS SITTING AROUND SMOKING CIGARETTES AND EATING BON-BONS ALL DAY, BUT I DON’T THINK THAT IS THE CASE.

But can I actually say “Gosh, Ina, you’re really kind of a bitch”?  Nope.  I can’t.

She said no once.  At some point someone had the gall to ask again.

Garten isn’t obligated to say yes nor is she even obligated to explain herself.

Yes, seeing a sick little kid breaks my heart.  It really and truly does.  It’s one of the reasons why I can believe in God and be pissed at Him, because I don’t understand it and don’t feel particularly compelled to relent on that issue.  My problem, I’ll deal with it.  But that doesn’t mean the kid automatically gets the wish.   As the great philosopher Jagger said, “You can’t always get what you want.”

Garten’s publicist said she has many engagements and scheduling makes it impossible.  That should be the end of it. For all anyone knows, Garten may have had a child die of an incurable disease and to do it would be too painful.  Perhaps it’s just too painful regardless.  Perhaps she has a number of charities that she already devotes time and effort to and feels that she can’t add any more.  But it doesn’t matter and people should leave her alone.

The kid’s mother actually made a statement of regret for the problems it has caused Garten:

I had written about our disappointment when we originally found out, but asked everyone in the spirit of Enzo to please just “let it go” and move forward, as I know he has. I know this REALLY hit a strong cord with people, the outrage over this has been REALLY OVERWHELMING. There are so many articles, blogs, radio shows, even a Utube video about this. I want to make it VERY CLEAR we have NO ANGER OR ILL WILL toward Ina Garten. Enzo made his request and she declined, end of that story. As much as I know it has REALLY angered people, she has that right. Furthermore it is not our wish to hurt Ina Garten in anyway.

Hey, Garten is fair game when it comes to her show and the style/substance of it.  But for heaven’s sake, leave her alone about the kid already.

Comments about her that amazed me and just from the first two pages:

Boycott her! And send your letters stating your disapproval and intent to boycott.

Have these people forward the letter to her:
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Write to the Onwers of the Food Network to have her thrown off the air:
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or call their office and request that her show get cancelled:
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Write to her staff and tell them to forward and letter of disapproval and intent to boycott anything she could make a personal profit from:
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And once again, another place to announce your boycott and disapproval:
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Also, you can call her office and state your disgust and disapproval and intent to boycott:
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Also there is a twitter petition going – you have to sign into your twitter and put this link up in your address bar:
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Join the fight against greed, pretention, and narcissism.
Thanks!

Posted by: K W | March 26, 2011 at 02:28 PM

Don’t sugar-coat it, KW.  Do you just have nothing better to do than go on a vendetta?

Despite her “heavy schedule” she could have found a time to meet with this boy, like perhaps allowing him to join her as she prepared her “Charity Meal” in the Hamptons for 6 people! If those folks were willing to pay $100,000 each, I am sure they would have loved to have seen her charitable actions at work. That little boy would have been a perfect addition for such an occaision! However, that said…I am positive that her schedule will be offering much more free time in the future, since everyone I know is refusing to watch anything she is on…ever again! There are MANY more popular cooks out there, and she wasn’t that good to begin with. I’ll bet Paula Deen wouldn’t have refused him!

Posted by: Cheri Horgan | March 26, 2011 at 02:21 PM

Cheri – the $100,000 event was a charity event.

Yes, this is an obligation. What is unfathomable to me is if she could not spend time cooking with him then why is there no mention of her sending some kind of goodies basket with a few kind words or books or something. Or, hey, an email takes ten minutes….But a “definite no” is so cold. She should be honored he asked her. I hope more on this story comes out besides the bashing on her appearance and marriage on other website comment pages. Charity work is not the same as this, if a child with a disease asks for you personally, yes you HAVE to do it. I can’t “stomach” watching her show after this even though I havent seen it in a while. Sad all the way round.

Posted by: Anthony | March 26, 2011 at 02:17 PM

A definite “no”, huh?  Did not one adult screen a thing?  Did not one adult perhaps fib a little to protect the little tyke?  You HAVE to do it?  How many hundreds or thousands of requests do you think this lady gets in a year from all sorts of people?

Of course they have an obligation. They have an obligation to be HUMAN. And they are only celebrities because of their fans. How can you let down a six year old baby? How can you live with yourself after that? That poor child.

Posted by: Jenna | March 28, 2011 at 07:59 AM

Not everyone can be Oprah, Jenna, and buy the entire audience a car.  I’m sure she’s quite human and every bit as imperfect as yourself.

“But to disparage her is plain childish and stupid”..
uh… she most definitely deserves it.
To say that the mass media is overreacting is outrageous. This woman is only famous because of fans. And when she offends with such atrocity one of the most important fan that she has, she is going to feel the repercussions of her decision. That is the price of fame. But lucky for her, it does not seem like she’ll be needing to meet any expectations for much longer.
For you heartless people saying that he should get over it, you clearly do not have children of your own. If you were to watch your dying child’s disappointment from the direct actions of such an uncompassionate person, I highly doubt you would be so willing to dismiss his “silly request”.

Posted by: compassionate | March 28, 2011 at 07:55 AM

Pretty sparing of that compassion yourself, compassionate.  What does whether or not she has children have to do with anything?  Some of the kindest people have none and some of the vilest evil fuckers you ever saw walk the earth have multiple children.

What a complete worm she is. She’s a cook not the queen of England, she could take a day off to hep;p a dying kid. I hope everything she does in life from this point on fails as much as she failed this poor child.

Posted by: Bob | March 28, 2011 at 06:56 AM

Nice, Bob, nice.  You would think she’d have dipped the kid in boiling oil for all your vitriol.  The kid is dying, don’t you think there are bigger disappointments in his life than this?  There are other wishes to be granted, just hopefully not yours.

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Smurf Seppuku

My daughter drew on herself with felt markers today.  I mean DREW on herself.  Coming into the room it appeared that she had bloodied and black/blued her legs from the ankles to mid-thigh.  She requested that we help her get it off, so we filled a tub and let her go to it.

Funny thing is, felt marker in huge quantities takes on a life of it’s own, even in a tub of water.  When the tub drained, it looked like a Smurf had committed bloody suicide or a muppet flung itself into a snarling woodchipper.

Thus was the title of this post born… after a few blog hits and search words, I realized that perhaps folks might be coming here to find out about Seppuku, which is disembowelment and if you are lucky, someone to second you and take your head.  Pretty gross, pretty messy, but if you were a disgraced Samurai, it was just the thing to do.  So much for “I’ll do better next time.”

So, for information on Seppuku, look here.

Obama has limited options at this upcoming convention but he really has one choice:  Be gracious and hope that he’ll see some of Hillary’s supporters rub off and stick to him (which is a tough uphill battle).  He’d prefer to have Hillary just give him her delegates and fade out, but instead is doomed to go through the motions of forming alliances with the Clintons.

The Democratic Par-tay is possibly unaware of the upcoming interpersonal dynamics… who knows?   On MSNBC’s First Read:

From NBC’s Mark Murray and Domenico Montanaro
Hillary Clinton [is] telling supporters at a gathering in California that she wants a “strategy” to have her delegates heard at the convention, as reported by Huffington Post and today ABC News. She said such a strategy would be cathartic, and would actually unify the party.

“Because I know from just what I’m hearing, that there’s incredible pent up desire,” Clinton said. “And I think that people want to feel like, ‘OK, it’s a catharsis, we’re here, we did it, and then everybody get behind Sen. Obama.’ That is what most people believe is the best way to go.” She also said in the video that she was working out those details with the Obama campaign and the DNC, and that no decisions have been made.

She said she wasn’t running for President either, right?  All she has to do is show up, and if there are enough people still cheering for her (a sure-fire Clinton-pleaser of an activity) she can still request placement on the roll for nomination.  She hasn’t committed anything as of yet.  Her ball is still in play regardless of conclusions people have drawn.

Jonah Goldberg had lots of positive things to say which gives good feelings about this upcoming DNC Convention.

… reporter Joshua Green picks through the internal e-mail viscera of the Clinton campaign and finds that the destructive nature of the Clintons is not always aimed at their enemies.

Indeed, shocking as this may be to people naive enough to believe that a woman with no executive experience, no security clearance, no significant successes under her belt, who was catapulted to presidential prominence solely because her husband treated her like a cautionary tale in a country-music song, was nonetheless a co-president for eight years: It turns out that the Bride of Clintonstein was an awful chief executive. Infected by her husband’s passive-aggressiveness, she stood paralyzed as the HMS Hillary took on more and more water, until even the string quartet on the deck was leaping for the flotation devices.

Well that is interesting, isn’t it?  Continuing on:

As Green pulls memo after memo from the great white’s carcass like so many Florida license plates, we discover that the Clintons knew long, long ago that they couldn’t beat Barack Obama to the nomination. But winning was secondary, carnage was king. You might even say of her decision to stay in the race: This was no polling accident.

The Clintons adopted a deliberate strategy of diminishing Obama’s victories, and Mark Penn, Clinton’s trusted campaign manager, pushed for a strategy of ridiculing their black, funny-named opponent as insufficiently American. Such memos, if found in the underbelly of a Republican campaign, would be immortalized by the liberal establishment as permanent proof of conservative racism. When plucked from the bowels of a Democratic campaign, the response is some mild tsk-tsking.

Which makes me wonder… could the Clinton strategy be to keep hope alive among her supporters, behave civilly and in a conciliatory fashion, and then at the convention try to make a plausible case for Obama being a hopeless candidate for the presidency?

Oh yes, Obama.  Don’t turn around.  Goldberg finishes up:

But fixating on the plot is never a good idea with monster flicks. The point is that the story is always the same. And so it is this time as well. Bill and Hillary are back. And forever more, Barack Obama won’t be able to take a shower without fear of that curtain snapping back, as a woman – or is that a man? – prepares to plunge the knife into his back.

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Speaking of psychoses and vanity (not mine, that is), a friend of my dad’s forwarded me this graphic.

I’d laugh if it didn’t scare me silly.

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Update: Ewww.

“Have it your way”, so the slogan goes.  Well, my way involves no body hair whatsoever and that someone doesn’t bathe on or near anything used to prepare my food.

God, that’s disgusting.

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Man, does this woman never get it?  I think psychosis is defined fairly decently in Wikipedia, nearabout as this layman can tell:

Psychosis is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a “loss of contact with reality.” People suffering from it are said to be psychotic.

People experiencing psychosis may report hallucinations or delusional beliefs, and may exhibit personality changes and disorganized thinking. This may be accompanied by unusual or bizarre behaviour, as well as difficulty with social interaction and impairment in carrying out the activities of daily living.

Well doggone it, Hillary’s Camp (and Hillary) fits this pattern.

Wolfson: Edwards’ Cover-up Cost Clinton the Nomination

Aides Say She Would Have Won Iowa if Edwards Affair was Exposed

By BRIAN ROSS and JAKE TAPPER
August 11, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic presidential nominee if John Edwards had been caught in his lie about an extramarital affair and forced out of the race last year, insists a top Clinton campaign aide, making a charge that could exacerbate previously existing tensions between the camps of Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama. [More, at ABC News]

Kind of arrogant to assume that all the Edwards voters wouldn’t glom on to Obama out of disgust for Hillary.

The other aspect that is annoying about this is that regardless of what was not known then, voters still chose to not support either her or Obama.

Obama won 37.6 per cent of the vote. Edwards won 29.7 per cent and Clinton won 29.5 per cent, according to results posted by the Iowa Democratic Party.

“Our voters and Edwards’ voters were the same people,” Wolfson said the Clinton polls showed. “They were older, pro-union. Not all, but maybe two-thirds of them would have been for us and we would have barely beaten Obama.

– former Clinton Communications Director Howard Wolfson

But this is all mental masturbation on the part of the Hillary camp, and part of what I believe to be setting the stage for backroom deals at the convention.   Sure, it is possible that Wolfson is a loose-lipped loose cannon, but it benefits the Clinton camp if his assertation gains traction, and they can always disown him if the almighty poll shows them taking on water.

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More on the Globular Worming front.  It seems that we are indeed doomed.  It appears that Oliver Tickell, writing for The Guardian is so convinced of the approaching calamity that he’s predicting our demise.  Oh my – look at the poor drooling raving madman, everybody.

We need to get prepared for four degrees of global warming, Bob Watson told the Guardian last week. At first sight this looks like wise counsel from the climate science adviser to Defra. But the idea that we could adapt to a 4C rise is absurd and dangerous. Global warming on this scale would be a catastrophe that would mean, in the immortal words that Chief Seattle probably never spoke, “the end of living and the beginning of survival” for humankind. Or perhaps the beginning of our extinction.

As usual, the hyperventilation usually is accompanied by a large number of dooms that are divined via clairvoyance more than a foretelling based on science.  WHY could we not adapt to a 4C change, assuming that it actually did occur?

The collapse of the polar ice caps would become inevitable, bringing long-term sea level rises of 70-80 metres. All the world’s coastal plains would be lost, complete with ports, cities, transport and industrial infrastructure, and much of the world’s most productive farmland. The world’s geography would be transformed much as it was at the end of the last ice age, when sea levels rose by about 120 metres to create the Channel, the North Sea and Cardigan Bay out of dry land. Weather would become extreme and unpredictable, with more frequent and severe droughts, floods and hurricanes. The Earth’s carrying capacity would be hugely reduced. Billions would undoubtedly die.

All that, huh?

I want to point out a graph.  I’ve probably already posted it before.  Big whups.

The graph shows the contribution of absorption from different gases, ranging from water vapor to CO2 to O2 and O3 and methane…  water vapor plays a far higher role than CO2 in atmospheric absorption.  This is assuming that I believe that gases are the predominant factor here.  I don’t.  I believe that by and large the single biggest influence is solar output.  The sun warms the earth, that’s what it does.  When that output changes via sunspots or other factors affecting total irradiance, so follows the earth.  Albedo, atmospheric absorption, the ocean as a heat sink, all must play a part, but the total energy available is higher.

Hell, I only got 2-1/2 hours of sleep last night and it is 1am tonight –  I need to go to bed.  Check out this link for fun.  It’s also doomcrying, but it should be like a cool glass of liquid nitrogen in the face of the global warming furnace.  I’m arguing for global tepidity.

G’night everyone.  It’ll be a funner post tomorrow.  I’m too serious tonight and I know it.

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You can’t make this stuff up. Here ya go, buddy ol’ pal… anything we can do to help. What? The hydraulics had issues? Wow. We certainly had no idea…

Obama’s Plane Scare

July 08, 2008 7:36 AM

Nitya

By the time we all heard about it the unscheduled stop that the campaign plane of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, made in St. Louis yesterday was ultimately uneventful. But the incident was quite dicey there for a spell. As the pilot struggled to re-gain control of the pitch of the plane – the angle of the nose of the plane – Obama was told that he and the other 44 passengers on board might have to assume the brace position upon landing, bending forward with their heads between their knees. That ultimately did not happen, but National Transportation Safety Board chairman Mark Rosenker told ABC News’ Dennis Powell yesterday that the incident “is extremely serious in this particular case.” An inflatable slide in the tail cone of the plane had deployed, making control of the plane tough. “There are hydraulic lines back there,” Rosenker says. ‘There are control cables that deal with the elevators and other area’s of control surfaces for the aircraft, and could potentially make it extremely difficult if not impossible to fly the aircraft.” Three fire trucks met the plane on the tarmac in St. Louis. Obama called his wife Michelle to let her know he was fine before she saw anything on TV about the plane’s unscheduled landing. The plane was supposed to land in Charlotte, NC. This was not Obama’s regular campaign plane, which is being overhauled. It was a loaner, having previously been used by Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY.

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Oh Hypocrisy, Get Thee Behind Me.

G8 summit: Gordon Brown has eight-course dinner before food crisis talks

By Robert Winnett, Deputy Political Editor in Hokkaido, Japan
Last updated: 2:03 AM BST 08/07/2008

Gordon Brown and his fellow world leaders have sparked outrage after it was disclosed they enjoyed a six-course lunch followed by an eight-course dinner at the G8 summit where the global food crisis tops the agenda.

The Prime Minister was served 24 different dishes during his first day at the summit – just hours after urging the world to reduce the “unnecessary demand” for food and calling on British families to cut back on their wasteful use of food.

Mr Brown and his wife Sarah were among 15 guests at the “blessings of the earth and the sea social dinner”.

The dinner consisted of 18 dishes in eight courses including caviar, smoked salmon, Kyoto beef and a “G8 fantasy dessert”.

The banquet was accompanied by five different wines from around the world including champagne, a French Bourgogne and sake.

African leaders including the heads of Ethiopia, Tanzania and Senegal who had taken part in talks during the day were not invited to the function.

The dinner came just hours after a “working lunch” consisting of six courses including white asparagus and truffle soup, crab and a supreme of chicken.

The lavish dining arrangements – disclosed by the Japanese Government which is hosting the summit in Hokkaido – come amid growing concern over rising food prices triggered by a shortage of many basic necessities.

On the flight to the summit, Mr Brown urged Britons to cut food waste as part of a global drive to help avert the food crisis. [More…]

Would Bob Denver and Dawn Wells be likely suspects?

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manishmah.com gets Kudos for this picture of him/her/it.

I’m going to have nightmares all darned night long.

Which means I shall not be alone, I will SHARE. DPUD is right, all variants are horrifying. You rub your eyes, you scratch them, you grind sand into them, and even bleach doesn’t work… the vision is still there… burned

INTO YOUR MIND.

I fear I may have blinded Old Iron, who by his comment below apparently can touch-type. Hope this does not hinder his travel plans in the future.

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I’m going to be on business travel and return late Wednesday night. Rather than take a train like I had hoped, I’m… <shudder> … flying. I’d rather strip naked, douse myself in turpentine, and crawl across broken glass than fly, but what are you going to do?

Actually, it’s not flying, it’s not being able to see the pilots or have any control over the plane at all is what wigs me out. Flying is fun if you are with the pilot.

Anyway, no posts until Thursday. Have fun everybody.

Parting shot… Poor HIllary, now it’s the media that’s screwing her over, not the VRWC! Nope, it’s never because you’re just a nasty vile repulsive shrew-hag with the sincerity of a viper, is it, Hillary?

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0508/10420.html

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And an important link to new allegations of torture of Iraqi children by US troops.  I can’t believe the damage that we’re doing every second we’re there.

Thanks Bar Slaves!!!

Cheers –

LK

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Wow, is Hillary morphing. It’s not choose the best candidate, one you like and believe in, but choose any candidate that has a better chance of winning, even if they are revolting, even if they drink babies’ blood. That shows a new level of desperation among candidates and voters alike.

“Choose who you believe will make the strongest candidate in the fall,” she said at her Charleston rally in a pitch aimed at superdelegates. She was returning to Washington to meet Wednesday with some of them.
(http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D90LEC081&show_article=1)

Shown here, she is taking a break, sipping babies’ blood as it is considered impolite to actually drink straight from the victim in public.

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Religion of Peace, my fuzzy ass.

Fox News Article: OPEC Turns Back On Neighbors

We knew this was happening because of food crops being used unwisely and wheat rust (wheat-disease-threatens-global-crops). But wouldn’t you think that since the muslims are so good at hating the rest of the world they might at least love each other? Guess not.

Please note that we lead in donations, at $1B. Do you think that this means anything to anyone in terms of our general popularity? That’s a pass.

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