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Global Warming Denial has been added to the Thou Shalt Not List:

Deut. 5:12b: Honor thy beautiful and fragile planet, that drought unending and famine afflicting thine cows and thine horses and then thine wife and children and all that thou canst see shall not afflict you.

Otherwise drought kills everything. texans pay $90-a-bale for $8 hay and hay for January/February is nonexistent.

Tropical Storm Lee is set to miss all but a sliver of Texas.

Breaking: Tropical Storm Lee will drop no more than 1/2" of its life-serving waters to the west of Louisiana.

The huckster known as Slick Rick was seeking punishments ??? Perry didn't budget a dime to prepare for drought.

"Tell me what you do and I'll tell you what you believe" -- yes, indeed.

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Texas is in the worst drought ever, maybe going back 5,000 years.

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Powerful Leader !

That's the Real Deal for the people who own and operate CBS, CNN, NBC, ABC and the other large corporations.

Here's CBS this morning, echoing an historical complaint against democracy -- echoing corporatist fascism in Italy and then Germany from the 1920s:


"Fewer people than ever believe Obama is a strong leader...."

-- CBS, morning of Monday, August 29, 2011

How sad, Obama's not a dictator, not an American Mächtigerführer.

That's not a bit from international news or the budget or immigration or the Mexican drug war. This twisty-sneaky Ad Biz attack came inside the network's weather report on Hurricane Irene.

For corporatist CBS, democracy is the problem.

Democratically elected leaders are weak. Everybody knows that. Our federal government is hopelessly broken. Obama can't lead.

The Ministry of Disappointment tells us what to believe. The swill gets mainstreamed 7/24/365... more on this pattern below the fold......

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Corporatist propaganda moved over this morning to calling President Obama a weak leader.

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Help the RNC to pick their candidate for 2012.

Thar she blows ! Ride the White Whale ! Click me !!

Go to the RNC website and vote !

The following men and women are potential candidates or have declared their candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. Which candidate do you favor?

-- Michele Bachmann
-- Herman Cain
-- Newt Gingrich
-- Jon Huntsman
-- Gary Johnson
-- Fred Karger
-- Thaddeus McCotter
-- Sarah Palin
-- Ron Paul
-- Rick Perry
-- Buddy Roemer
-- Mitt Romney
-- Rick Santorum
-- Unsure
-- Other

Enjoy !

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Sat Aug 20, 2011 at 10:51 AM PDT

Kim Kardasian: Wedding Live Blog

by vets74

I'm sorry. Too snarkalicious to resist.

One factoid: the groom wears size 16 sneakers.

We've had live blogs for Katrina, Federal elections, Egypt, Iran, the BP Gulf of Mexico blowout, protesters getting carted off.....

(If you do wind up following the wedding, as it unfolds, please have a couple tokes/shots first.)

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Tue Aug 16, 2011 at 07:50 AM PDT

Where in the World is Meteor Blades ?

by vets74

Haven't seen Carmen Sandiego in years. And now The Meteor is moving on from our DKOS sky. The serious side exists, of course:

I am taking a leave of absence from Daily Kos. Other than to say my reasons are not related to my health, I am not willing to discuss the matter in public. My return is doubtful.
-- Tim Lange, Meteor Blades

So... let's get down our guesses on what #6's next job will be.

He's too valuable simply to disappear. A Dream Job for him is to replace Joe Scarborough. What is his new enterprise or passion or folly or winning-of-the-lottery ?

Left-brain rational calculations... acceptable. Right-brain silliness... why not. We knew Tim before there was a DailyKos and guessing his next job has absolutely nothing to do with his personal life.

Enjoy !!

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To be sure, you can vote. Mundane alternatives thus:

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Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 11:32 AM PDT

The Tea Party's Perfect Man

by vets74

Here is what Beck Weathers did to himself. He is becoming a folk hero among the Tea Party crowd.

He trashed his face and his feet, lost his right hand completely plus joints from his left-hand fingers and part of his left thumb.

Weathers is the Tea Party's Perfect Man.

He embodies self-destruction in pursuit of fantasy.

Teabaggers follow their rightie propagandists. They idolize this guy Weathers, despite that he didn't understand basic equipment, lied about a recent surgery, and ended up as a human anchor - a fatal danger to others on the high slopes of Mount Everest.

For the whole story, BTF :::

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We want the Tea Party to:

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Fri Aug 05, 2011 at 09:09 AM PDT

Trollery and False Front GOPer Memes

by vets74

Let's try for a measure of pragmatism. DKOS has a diary from LaFeminista that dwells on her many disappointments.

You would think that Obama is another no-clue, no-strategery Bush-a-like. Well, I've seen this pitch before.

It's a mirror/replay of Ron Paul's "Tea Party leftie" fakery that netted the GOPers millions of votes in 2010.

"Leftie" complaining converted to GOPer votes.

In contrast, militarism is Obama's big ticket item. Obama and his Joint Chiefs are doing the heavy lifting to end tossing $300-billion-a-year on crazed militarism.

You'd never know that from DKOS trolls-R-us diaries.

Then there's abortion. Dems roll on with 40 years of electioneering incompetence -- unchallenged. We can do better.

We need to attack the GOPers. This Debt Ceiling crisis from the GOPers has cost investors an average of $12,000 each. The GOPers have to be vulnerable.

Echo GOPer memes at DKOS ? It's a free country. BTF for alternatives :::

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Climbing our way out of Great Depression II is turning nasty.

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An hour's work printing out cue cards was too much trouble....

Amy was a blues singer. At her best she took a song from Dave McCabe, added heroin withdrawal "blood itch" agony, and brought us this:

http://www.youtube.com/...

Always, always misused for profit. Here on stage at Fendi-Paris at a $1,000,000 gig, ravaged/wasted/dying from a staph infection in her face and lungs:

She was poisoned into a coma with Ketamine on August 8th 2007. Could have been an effort to kill her for her estate. Between that and the staph damage and cocaine microstrokes (not ischemic full bleeders) Amy could not remember the words to songs by 2008.

She needed cue cards. So, this year it was off to more concerts and loud, nasty abuse from the audiences.

Nobody took care of her. An hour's work printing out cue cards was too much trouble.

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Mon Jul 11, 2011 at 04:21 PM PDT

Boycott Corporatists

by vets74

Here is an initial list with dozens of major companies that fund the Republican Party. Why fund your economic and political enemies ?

There are also Good Guys. For example, next time you give someone a pair of designer jeans:

-- Calvin Klein contributed 100% for Democrats.

There's lots of easy choices here. Lots of easy names to remember. And they all have web sites, so it's easy let them know you are responding to their political actions.

I set up a Group "Boycott Corporatists." Might be useful for collecting diaries with related info.

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Corporate contributions to Republican candidates are a part of their social performance.

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Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 07:01 AM PDT

Lying Jobs Graph Hits the Front Page

by vets74

Economic Policy Institute is a lobbyist whorehouse. Always has been. They claim to be "progressive" but put out the damnedest attacks on Democrats.

Here's the latest. EPI's garbage misstates Department of Labor jobs data to claim that Obama is responsible for losing 11-million American jobs.

A recovery that's 11 million jobs short -- on the front page.

That's on the dkos front page. Glowing commentary.

Meanwhile, here's the real jobs figures -- adjusted to reflect both The Fed's Big Bubble and the Bush deficits (recall tax giveaways and Iraq). Go to the CBO figure at 134,000,000 non-bubble jobs at start of 2008:

Uh... yeah... the Crash of 2008 still has us down by 3,000,000 jobs compared to where we should have been in January 2008. That's why it's called a crash.

11,000,000 jobs down ??? That's claiming the Big Bubble Binge (2002-2008) was normal and that the economic insanity balloon should have blown up bigger and bigger forever !

So what is that EPI trash doing on the dkos front page ?

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The Fed/Bush Crash destroyed 8,000,000 jobs. 4,000,000 of them had been from the Big Bubble.

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Democrats wonder at the rock star impact of Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann.  They are fact-challenged dunces. They spout near-nonsense at any problem where the complexity exceeds "2 + 2 = 4."  They are polluted with simpleton ideology.

A mystery, if you listen to experts.

Turns out that this "something" is known Ad Biz technique -- they light up right-brain functions, similar to the runway lights at an airport. PET scan neurology confirmed left/right lobe differentiations decades ago.

No-logic propaganda is more than a gimmick. Psychological characteristics form up like this:

LEFT (Analytic) - RIGHT (Global)

1. Responds to logic -------- Responds to emotion.
2. Verbal ----------------------- Visual
3. Word meaning ------------- Tone of voice
4. Sequential ------------------ Random
5. Linear processing --------- Random processing
6. Plans ahead ---------------- Impulsive
7. Recalls names ------------- Recalls faces
8. Questions sourcing------- Follows by default

Overall, there are a couple dozen differentiations. Ad Biz shops make most of their money working these functions. Political applications add strong right-brain Gateway Triggers that facilitate complex message transfers.

Theoretical-to-practical with a new GOPer strategy and one GOPer vulnerability below the fold. :::

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Overwhelmingly, GOPer politics is based on right-brain emotional appeals and no-logic arguments.

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Tue Jun 28, 2011 at 07:34 AM PDT

"MONEY SWEARS": A Sharpie Protest

by vets74

It's our money and a Sharpie can change it. The admirable sentiment of "E Pluribus Unum," is out of date.

The Roberts SCOTUS is gutting campaign finance laws, Common Law Fraud as applied to the corporations, Class Action law suits. GOP state governments attack education and vote restrictions. The billionaires throw $500,000,000 a year at propaganda.

The playing field is a mess.

What if the words "MONEY SWEARS" start appearing on printed bills from the $20 bills to the $100 bills ?

Bob Dylan's "Money doesn't talk, it swears" -- shortened for effect. Could this help in a small way to wake up the country ? Comments appreciated.....

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What if you saw MONEY SWEARS on paper money ?

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