January 28, 2010 archive

Utopia 18: The Long Now

Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

State of the Union

If you’re like me, you’ll be looking for some alternative programing at 9 pm.

It’s The Hypnotoad!

"Television is a vast wasteland"

No SOTU speeches here! (pony party)

My TV is effectively dead, and my computer is dying: so no SOTU for me!

But I’m getting the definite impression that lots of others don’t want to watch it, either.

So, for pf8, let’s have a puppy!

Caption Me!
moar funny pictures

Liveblog interview with Congressman Joe Sestak (with Updates!)

Thanks for the frontpagey goodness budhy! : )

Crossposted at Daily Kos

    I am thrilled to announce that Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA08) is live in a liveblog interview with me at TheProgressiveElectorate.com I have posted the body of my part of the interview below the fold and will be adding updates with Congressman Sestak’s commentary. If you wish, we are thrilled to have you join us and ask any questions you like of the Congressman as he fights to be the true Democratic voice for Pennsylvania in the US Senate.

Please join us at TheProgressiveElectorate.com where we would love to hear your input.

    Thank you for joining us this evening. The ProgressiveElectorate is honored tonight to be hosting this exclusive liveblog interview with sitting Democratic Congressman and former 3 star Navy Admiral Joe Sestak who represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district and is currently challenging current Republican Democratish Senator Arlen Specter in the Democratic primary for the upcoming Senate election in Pennsylvania.

   Before we start, I’d like to introduce Congressman Joe Sestak to our readers.

   Joe Sestak was elected to Congress in 2006 to represent the 7th Congressional District where he was born and raised. During a distinguished 31-year career in the United States Navy, Joe attained the rank of 3-star Admiral and served in the White House, Pentagon, and in operational commands at sea. He is the highest-ranking former military officer ever elected to either branch of Congress. He attended the Naval Academy and later earned a Ph.d. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University. After retiring from the Navy, Joe returned home to Delaware County, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Susan, and daughter, Alex, and proudly represents the 7th District.


    Before asking Representative Sestak a few questions of my own, I would like to thank him again for joining us here tonight, and, of course, I strongly encourage anyone who is reading this to join in with Congressman Sestak and I with any questions they’d like to ask. The more the merrier, I always say.

   Now, on to the show.  

Tom Friedman: Home alone.

Tom Friedman’s latest op-ed, entitled “Adults Only, Please,” surprisingly featured Tom Friedman.  Wandering from room to empty room of political discourse on the economic meltdown, Tom pauses:

Sometimes you wonder: Are we home alone?

Now I get it: Tommy finds it unnerving to be left home alone in his 11,400-foot mansion while the bad guys from Wall Street are trying to break in.  I actually sympathize with his sentiments, and suggest he begins booby-trapping the place.  

But no, Tom: Do not invite Bernanke in, no matter what he promises to do for General Growth Properties.  Hoping Bernanke will re-inflate your bubble is what you call “situational” ethics, as opposed to “sustainable” ethics, the latter of which suggests we’re all better off if you ice the steps and clock Bernanke with a can of paint.  Have fun with the bad guys!

Obama SOTU Drinking Game!

You can live blog it here! I will be live blogging one next door on WWL.

You have to take a sip of your beverage of choice every time he says “Our Safety” or “Security.”

Make it a long slug if he says “Wall Street” and “Reform” in the same breath without even a touch of a twitch.

Do a shot every time he says “Grow the economy,” or the “Fight.”

A double shot for every time he says “Moving Forward.”

If he mentions that the HCR bill is a good thing in any way, forget the shot glass go ahead and drain half the bottle.

Hit the bong once for any mention of Al CIAduh, and shot gun it to the person on your left if that mention is followed by a “Bin Laden.”

One line of sweet Peruvian Pink if he says ‘Bipartisanship” or “Reaching Across the Aisle.”

Go straight for the mescaline if he saber rattles Iran.

One square of Mr Natural blotter acid if he talks of war in Yemen.

One MDMA if he speaks of “Israel’s Security.”

Tap a vein for street heroine if he claims “Success” in his first year.

If he blames liberals? Just shoot your TV’s.

I figure the live blog will last less than 4 minutes before we all pass out, in desparate need of our stomachs pumped.

The Oracle has Spoken. Be here at 9 for the show. Heh.

The State Of The Union: Preview

Regardless of what President Barack Obama says tonight during his “speech“, this below is the real State Of The Union:

The State Of The Union


Until this high corruption is exposed and honestly dealt with, at a Presidential level, American citizens will just continue to be systematically robbed blind, see their own standard-of-living and economic security continue to diminish, and the purchasing power of the “U.S. Dollar” shrink before their eyes.

No amount of “happy talk”, phony Federal Reserve Chairman worship, or “small-ball” policy tinkering around the edges (tax cuts, “stimulus”, etc.) can ever supplant what is fundamentally a wholly corrupt Financial and Monetary model.

The true State Of The Union must be finally recognized for what it really is. The United States is owned and operated by an elite Worldwide criminal Banking cartel (modeled after the Rothschilds dynasty banking empire), and our Country’s so-called “Independence“, that we celebrate every 4th of July, is now only just a myth today .

We never permanantly escaped the Empire and Central Bank Monopoly that we once had separated from. Conversely, we were inflitrated by it, and today we remain trapped within the “Empire”.

Abortion is murder!

It’s just been discovered that more abortions happened in 2009 than were previously known. This is a shocking revelation, compounded by the fact that there is no outrage over this. Nobody in the so-called pro-life movement is bothering to discuss this revelation.

I’m sickened.

I would think that pro-life organizations would want to stop these people from doing this to our country. Abortion is murder, right? These people are being allowed to do this because of an erroneously decided Supreme Court decision! I mean, the judges were clearly being activist when they decided it. This decision supposedly allowed more “freedom” to people but what it really does is allow more people to commit abhorrent acts under the guise of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. This is obviously not what the people who wrote that amendment intended.

And it’s not even for the stupid “health” of the mother.

Just look at some of these people who are doing this:

By the end of Dec. 2008 as announced Circuit City Filed Bankruptcy, they promised to keep all

stores open for the holiday season, but afterwards, they plan on closing 155 stores nationwide.

Aborted. Just like that.  

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