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Obama: Hard-anodizing the Hierarchy

The problem with Teflon is that Teflon peels, eventually. But you see? Rust never sleeps.

Teflon fails quickly when hard tools touch it. You see, when there is a Republican holding the Highest Office in the Land, the non-Fox media at least objects marginally to the actions of the Hierarchy. The Left, however breaks out the big tools – questions tough as nails, tries to scrape away the facade with steel wool investigations. Teflon barely worked for Ronnie. Teflon was an epic fail for Bush the lesser.

Clinton had Teflon, though the Left used softer tools on him, like nylon flippers for NAFTA. But in the end, the harder tools of the Right made Teflon “suck” for him, so to speak. Even many on the Left were turned off by that affair.

So, you see, they needed better cover. Some how they had to electrify the process to create an impenetrable coating for the Hierarchy. They needed a coating that was not only surface veneer, but something that would create a reaction that hardened the actual base itself in such a way nothing would ever stick. Yes, yes, electrify the base, create a whole new brand of “change” to keep the inner workings coated in such a way nothing would get through. Enter Stage “Right”….

::All-Clad Obama::


Occupy Wall St. Livestream: Day 44

Cross posted from The Stars Hollow Gazette

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The resistance continues at Liberty Square, with free pizza 😉

“I don’t know how to fix this but I know it’s wrong.” ~ Unknown Author

Occupy Wall Street NYC now has a web site for its General Assembly  with up dates and information. Very informative and user friendly. It has information about events, a bulletin board, groups and minutes of the GA meetings.

NYC General Assembly #OccupyWallStreet

Keep Wall Street Occupied

A fast, easy, free, and non-violent way to drive the big banks out of their greedy little minds is sitting in your mailbox right now. You just don’t know it yet.

One of the comments suggested that this is a way of supporting the US Postal Service which might keep thousands of postal workers off the unemployment line.

joanneleon, a friend, proved the needed transcript

Snowstorm tests resolve of NY Wall St protesters

New York protesters hunker down in snow-covered tents

NEW YORK, Oct 29 (Reuters) – A rare snowstorm tested the resolve of anti-Wall Street protesters camped out in a New York City park on Saturday as police in Nashville detained dozens of demonstrators during an eviction from a city plaza.

A day after New York authorities confiscated generators from the Occupy Wall Street movement against economic inequality, hundreds of protesters struggled to stay warm and dry after more than an inch of snow fell in the city with temperatures forecast to drop to freezing overnight.

Buffeted by strong winds, protesters hunkered down in snow-covered tents in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan, where the movement first set up camp six weeks ago, sparking dozens of similar occupations in city parks across the United States.

Power and Internet

At least temporarily.

I apologize to Formula One fans, cable is still out and I won’t spoil the 3 pm repeat if you happen to have it.

Much worse than predicted, many lines down and people not living as close to vital government installations as I do (tomorrow is the last day to get your property taxes to Town Hall) may have to wait until Wednesday.

Fortunate for me having just gotten the roof back on I was not looking forward to replacing the plumbing (burst pipes).

I hope all my readers are experiencing a similar speedy recovery.


Good Snowtober morning. ek hornbeck and his family in Stars Hollow are some of the 2.5 million in the New York, Connecticut and New Jersey who are without power this morning. He will be off line for awhile. The governor of CT Dan Malloy has declared a state of emergency and said that it may take as long as a week to restore power. In NYC, all the parks are closed for safety reasons, so no sledding or other fun Snowtober stuff. Good luck, New England.

ek’s absence means that I’m in charge for the next few days, hopefully less. Be patient because, snow or no snow and like most of you, I have a third dimension life that interrupts this one. In the meantime, the show must go on.

This week’s episodes originally aired November 15, 2003.

Duck Dodgers – Duck Departure Ep 23. [End of Season I]

On This Day In History October 30

Cross posted from The Stars Hollow Gazette

This is your morning Open Thread. Pour your favorite beverage and review the past and comment on the future.

Find the past “On This Day in History” here.

October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 62 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this day in 1938, Orson Welles scares the nation.

The War of the Worlds was an episode of the American radio drama anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938 and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Directed and narrated by Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells’ novel The War of the Worlds.

The first two thirds of the 60-minute broadcast were presented as a series of simulated “news bulletins”, which suggested to many listeners that an actual alien invasion by Martians was currently in progress. Compounding the issue was the fact that the Mercury Theatre on the Air was a ‘sustaining show’ (it ran without commercial breaks), thus adding to the program’s quality of realism. Although there were sensationalist accounts in the press about a supposed panic in response to the broadcast, the precise extent of listener response has been debated. In the days following the adaptation, however, there was widespread outrage. The program’s news-bulletin format was decried as cruelly deceptive by some newspapers and public figures, leading to an outcry against the perpetrators of the broadcast, but the episode secured Orson Welles’ fame.

Link: The war of the worlds (radiobroadcast from 1938)

Six In The Morning

On Sunday

Protesters, police clash in Denver, face off in Nashville

 Incidents come amid a week of police crackdowns around the country

msnbc.com news services

DENVER – The simmering tension near the Colorado Capitol escalated dramatically Saturday with more than a dozen arrests and authorities firing rounds of pellets filled with pepper spray at supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The clash came as Occupy Wall Street protesters and state officials in Tennessee squared off for a third consecutive night, even though a local judge has refused to jail demonstrators who have been arrested.

In Denver, officers in riot gear moved late in the day into a park where protesters were attempting to establish an encampment, hauling off demonstrators just hours after a standoff at the Capitol steps degenerated into a fight that ended in a cloud of Mace and pepper spray.

Sunday’s Headlines:

Syria’s Assad warns of ‘earthquake’ if west intervenes

Spain’s town hall meltdown

Al-Shabaab target Mogadishu AU military base

Can Super Mario Save the Day for Europe?

Thailand floods: Bangkok flood defenses are holding

Late Night Karaoke