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Lately, it would seem, the VPOTUS, have been inclined toward the nuclear option; at least as far as the Senate is concerned, and that’s only fitting as this is where the term ‘nuclear option‘ originated.  They’ve also been rather partial to another colorful euphemism.

In  June 2004, during a heated exchange on the U.S. Senate floor about Halliburton’s role in the reconstruction of Iraq, Vice President Dick Cheney told Democratic senator Patrick Leahy, “fuck yourself”. Coincidentally, Cheney’s outburst occurred on the same day that the Defense of Decency Act was passed in the Senate.[18]

The difference is that when Dick Cheney uses the word it’s vitriolic, and personal. When Joe Biden uses it, it’s usually something good–for Democrats, and comedy writers.



Times when the ‘F-Bomb’ is appropriate.

passing a stone
starting your car (when it’s already started)
coming home to a burgled house
landing on the wrong planet
watching Avatar
seeing flashing lights in your rear-view mirror
quitting the Tonight Show
mixing tequila with wine and beer
forgetting your parachute
911
Vice President, accidentally shoots you in the face with a shotgun

Times when the ‘F-Bomb’ is in-appropriate.

during a Bris Milah
on a crowded elevator (unless it stops unexpectedly)
the doctor looks at your x-rays
your mom catches you doing anything
at your courtroom sentencing
after saying the words “I do.” at your wedding
this is your pilot speaking… F**k!
your kids start acting up at Wal-Mart
policeman asks you to roll down your window
you are the Vice President within fifty feet of a microphone

see also:  Swearing can make you feel better, lessen pain, BIG FUCKING DEAL – Joe Biden Mugs, Biden On ‘Big F—ing Deal’: Obama Loved ItBig Efin, white text Apron (dark), Fuck, Obamacare signing marred by Biden’s ‘fuck’ gaffe

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A marble bust of Caligula restored to its original colors. The colors were identified from particles trapped in the marble.

Contrary to popular belief, the Roman emperor Caligula; a redhead, we now know, did not marry his horse Incitatus, instead, suggested said beast be made a Roman Consul. The emperor, did in fact procured him a wife–a mare named Penelope. History is silent as to whether they were formally joined as stud and mare, but I imagine it must have been an ecstatic soi·rée.

Flash forward some 2000 years.

Wannabe senator J.D. Hayworth, currently giving Senator McCain, a run for his money in Arizona’s 2010 Senate race; thinks that a recent Massachusetts Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage could somehow “…lead to a man someday marrying his horse. ”  Who knows, Wilber. Maybe so, maybe no.

Seems like a trend here. Take (please) the apply named anti-choice anti-homo freak Neal Horsley, who actually admitted to having had sex with a mule–before he found Jesus! Well, that’s OK then.

Speaking of old movies, the legendary (ta FrankenSteam, anyway) ‘Pasoliniesque’ Italian film director Tinto Brass; Salon Kitty, has been hinting around at a re-make of his decades old film “Caligula,” in 3D! This hot on the heels of pots-of-money being made on films such as “Avatar” and “Alice In Wonderland.” No surprise, as Hollywood goes there the money goes. Yet Bass, who claims it was the Americans who tainted his mainstream porn movie, now strangely, looks to America again, in the guise of  technology, for vindication.

Tinto Brass, the 76-year-old Italian film-maker behind the notorious 1979 epic, announces plans to revisit project ‘ruined by Americans.’

Some advise, Direttore Brass, from the film underground;  don’t let ’em get their filthy hands on your work. They’ll just ‘cock’ it up like they did the last time.

see also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NAMABG-Caligula_1.JPGCaligula director hints at 3D porn remake, Tinto Brass: Caligula Follow-Up to Be World’s First 3D Porn Film, Republican Family Values: Sex With A Mule, Poll shows J.D. Hayworth closing in on John McCain

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Fair play and a reasonable decorum — un-like some recent town-hall meetings where protesters stole the show — was the dominate mood of the crowd that gathered outside the the CommUnity Care Healthy Kids Fair, in Northeast Austin Saturday, to hear from their respective congressman and senator.

A crowd, of around 250 people descended on the Northeast Austin clinic after printed reports stated U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas and Texas Congressman Lloyd Doggett would be speaking to the media. The assumption was [that]a question and answer session would take place after the official business of the clinic was done.

Organizers of the kids clinic and participants of the health fair were taken aback by the sudden and unexpected appearance of sign carrying citizens who had little or no interest in the fair itself, but instead, were more than eager to connect with their representatives.  Health-care reform supporters seemed to out numbered reform dissenters by about four to one.

One notable exception to the generally peaceful crowd occurred when an unidentified woman threw herself on the hood of Senator Cornyn’s Mercury. A small group of protesters, rushed in the direction of the Senator’s vehicle.   The Senator’s personal security man was all over the woman in an instant, growling menacingly at her. The Senator drove away, unscathed, leaving Congressman Doggett to deal with Cornyn’s supporters that remained behind.

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Cornyn supporters. The burnt orange tee-shirt reads: " A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have." --Thomas Jefferson The blue tee-shirt reads: Young Conservatives of Texas, For 26 Years Supporting Fiscal Responsibility Lower Taxes Limited Government Strong National Defence Traditional Family Values

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The CommUnity Care healthy kids fair in Northeast Austin Saturday are taken by surprise by large crowd estimated to be in the hundreds.

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Crowds are dogging the steps of Congressman Lloyd Doggett in hopes of getting some answers about health care reform.

Supporters of Texas Senator John Cornyn gather around his veihicle.

Supporters of United States Senator John Cornyn, gather around his veihicle as he departs.

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Some were there to show their support for health care reform, others had some tough questions for the congressman.

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Congressman Doggett weighed in with his own thoughts on the bill. "...it's far from a perfect bill. I hope that we can make it better, it's designed to ensure that we have more competition, more individual choice and more opportunity for the millions of Americans who do not have access to health care to get it," Doggett said.

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Doggett responds to health care questions at fair.

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At the CommUnity Care healthy kids fair in Northeast Austin Saturday, Doggett responded to questions from a large crowd.

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Some of those in the crowd didn’t just ask questions of the congressman, but also argued with each other.

see also: Doggett responds to health care questions at fair, Right-Wing Turncoat Gives the Inside Scoop on Why Conservatives Are Rampaging Town Halls, The ‘Me-First, Screw You Crowd’ Are No Longer Hiding Their Antics

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Satellite images of polar ice sheets taken in July 2006 and July 2007 showing the retreating ice during the summer. Photograph: Public Domain
Satellite images of polar ice sheets taken in July 2006 and July 2007 showing the retreating ice during the summer. Photograph: Public Domain

updated: November 30th, 2009

Scandal in academia — yet evidence still compelling for climate change.

Graphic images that reveal the devastating impact of global warming in the Arctic have been released by the US military. The photographs, taken by spy satellites over the past decade, confirm that in recent years vast areas in high latitudes have lost their ice cover in summer months.

Arctic sea ice, was believed to be experiencing a recovery of late based on satellite data, but sea surface observations, by researcher’s using ice breaker ships, revealed multiyear ice to be much thinner than climatologists thought.   

…ice conditions are even worse than feared after a survey found that ice detected as older and thicker by satellites is actually thin and fragile.

The loss of sea-ice habitat is considered the greatest threat to polar bear populations. 2008 Summer melting was equal in size to the states of Alaska, Texas and Washington combined — a shrinkage not predicted to happen until 2040.

Experts shocked by findings…

…ice is unable to withstand battering waves and storms because global warming is rapidly melting it…

The sea ice findings, will be published in the peer-reviewed journal, Geophysical Research Letters.

Hopefully, these ‘letters‘ are not the same ones hacked from the University of East Anglia, Climatic Research Unit, currently muddy the waters in the debate on how to deal with the challenges facing civilization in the face of sudden climate change.

…developing.

see also: Revealed: the secrete  evidence of global warming Bush tried to hide, guardianStudy debunks ‘global cooling’ concern of ’70sCOOLING CLIMATE ‘CONSENSUS’ OF 1970S NEVER WAS, Much less stable ice for polar bears… Scientist in climate change ‘cover-up’ storm told to quitClimate change data dumped, Leaked emails won’t harm UN climate body, says chairman

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Today is Flag Day.

…commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

A flag I was unaware of until today is –the ‘Flag of Earth,’ created by James Cadle in 1970.

The Flag of Earth flies at most SETI locations around the world. It symbolizes the fact that our search is carried out on behalf of humankind as a whole. The individual people, organizations, and nations involved are immaterial, since any communication with extraterrestrial intelligence will belong to all of humanity, and represent Earth’s entry into the Galactic community.

This flag is laid out thusly: a circle of yellow, inhabiting  2/3rds of the left-hand side, representing the Sun or Sol is partially obscured by a solid blue circle centered in the middle of a black background representing the Earth, and a smaller white circle in the lower right-hand corner of the flag representing  Luna or the Moon.

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Citizens of Earth!

In 1982 Ronald Reagan introduced himself in a speech to the General Assembly of the United Nations as “…both a citizen of the United States and of the world.” If we should considers ourselves citizens of Earth or the world as then President Regan did, then why don’t his acolytes (The Grinch and El RushboET all) follow the words of the man they so revere?

“I speak today as both a citizen of the United States and of the world.”  –Ronald Wilson Reagan to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session Devoted to Disarmament
June 17, 1982

Hey, Newt! Ya forgot Iran.

“Let me be clear. I am not a citizen of the world. I think the entire concept is intellectual nonsense and stunningly dangerous. There is no world sovereignty. There is no world system of law. There is in fact no circumstance under which I would like to be a citizen of North Korea, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Cuba, or Russia. I am a citizen — I am a citizen of the United States of America.” –Newt Gingrich June 8, 2009

There’s only one Earth –Terra Firma, and (74 percent of which is covered by water) we all gotta learn ta live on it together, in peace, or the species formerly known as Homosapien will vanish from this world.

Greetings from Earth: where the males don’t wear no pants and the women don’t wear no tops.Pioneer plack

Peace, brothers and sisters, citizens –of the world.

see also: Flag Day, The Flag of Earth, Invitation to ETI, SETI League

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updated: January 4th, 2011

Let’s do a little back-tracking shall we, and try and pick up where we left off in the closing days of aught 8, and the start of 2009.

Interesting parallel

George Ure, over at urbansurvival.com has posted an interesting chart that graphs out the DOW from 2000 to date and compares it with the same chart from 1929 through 1940.  It’s a nearly perfect replay!

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Second Depression Tracker chart complements: UrbanSurvival.com

see also:  2009

~~ NEWS FLASH: OBAMA NATURAL BORN CITIZEN ~~

One more time for those of you who might have missed it. I give you: Obama’s birth certificate.

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President Obama's birth certificate as observed by FactCheck.org representatives.

President Obama's birth certificate as observed by FactCheck.org representatives.

Barack Obama (born 1961), 44th president of the United States, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to a U.S. citizen mother and a British subject father from the Kenya Colony of the United Kingdom.

Barack Hussein Obama II was born in Honolulu, Oahu. Not in Kenya! Barack Obama, the Kenyan –that was his dad. Get over it.

Individuals who insist on believing B.H.O. II, is not a natural born citizen, after all the evidence supporting the facts of his origin –then they are feeble minded, tinfoil hat, conspiracy nuts. And another thing, Mr. Chic Young –they are (also) racists!

McCain, not natural born?

John McCain (born 1936), who ran for the Republican party nomination in 2000 and was the Republican nominee in 2008, was born of two U.S. citizen parents at the Submarine Base Hospital of the Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone.[32] The former unincorporated territory Panama Canal Zone and its military facilities were not regarded as United States territory.

Good thing Senator McCain didn’t win the 2008 Presidential Election, he was born in the Panama Canal Zone. — not a state in the Union. Not a protectorate, like Puerto Rico or American Samoa, an independent nation, the point being, the US Constitution says…

The United States Constitution requires that Presidents (and Vice Presidents) of the United States be natural born citizens of the United States.

see also: Obama Birth Certificate, GOP headache: The birther issue, Native SonWas Obama’s “Certificate of Birth” manufactured?, Obama’s Birth certificate: Hawaii Governor Abercrombie’s Birther mission

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