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Believe it or not, I'm going to spend a couple of minutes defending a couple of pretty damn indefensible "gentlemen" before going on with diary SOP.

While former CA Governator Ah - nuld the Sperminator (props to long - time blogger buddy & F.O.O. Laura!) might be a pathologically psychotically dishonest $hit who gave into the urge to determine if the 'ol pencil still had lead in it & hid the result from his wife for a decade, to my knowledge, "family values" weren't exactly a part of his official campaign platform. So, at least he ain't a hypocrite!

Next, submitted for your consideration is former bat$hit PA Senator & current bat$hit 2012 POTUS candidate & never served in the military a day in his life Man - on - Dog. Dearie, if you're going to accuse a currently - serving US Senator of not getting how torture works, make sure the Senator you accuse ain't Senator John McCentury! Yes, Senator McCentury turned bat$hit to keep the Senate seat he currently holds, he likes to joke about women being raped, and he's responsible for inflicting "that woman" onto the national political land scape (among other charming attributes), but one part of his life that is not in dispute are the sacrifices he made both physically & mentally to serve this country. Okee - dokee?

It's time for "this day in history." On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court issued its landmark Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka ruling, which declared that racially segregated public schools were inherently unequal. The scary thought is that we have currently - serving members of Congress who would overturn that decision in...a...heart...beat if given the power & the chance. On this date in 1792, the New York Stock Exchange was founded by brokers meeting under a tree on what is now Wall Street. So, corporations owned this country within 20 years of its founding - NEATO! We never had a chance!

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Finally, I say happy birthday to someone who has literally & figuratively saved my life and sanity (such as it is) & probably the lives & sanity of a whole lot of other people! Happy 50th birthday to Enya!!

Now, I got yer SPARK right here! :D Say "buh - bye" to Australian rules terlet habits. :D I guess this is one way to stay young & spry in your advanced years. Finally, I can feel my arteries hardening just READING about this dude!

On with The Rachel Maddow Show!

"New Details on Bin Laden Raid" - Was Stewie Griffin part of SEAL Team 6?! ;D I could give a shoo bee - doobie about code names, but I'm digging the other details!! However, I do not need a review of GWB acolyte attempts at revisionist history - especially a FAUX News coward who volunteered to be water boarded but chickened out. Torture did...not...work in killing OBL; repeat manta daily on that score. DAMN IT! RACHEL GOT INTO MY DIARY DRAFT - AGAIN! THIEF!! ;D Rachel, I can tell you with 100% no doubt that Man - on - Dog will not apologize nor step back from what he said. Country first my a$$!

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Michael Isikoff gets Man - on - Dog duty; protect your doggie if you've got one, honey!! KSM gave false information about the all - important courier while he was tortured. Again, I don't care about the changing details of this story for the most part; what I DO care about is that OBL the MoFo is DEAD.

"Immunity Deal?" - YEA - MORE ABOUT LOVERBOY ENSIGN & HIS PIMP 'OL DOC COBURN! Let's get it on, indeed!! :D Poor John Lopez ain't having such a loverly time these days. Doc Coburn keeps getting asked whether he's received immunity for his cooperation with the committee & keeps basically pleading the 5th.

"No Right Answer" - Ain't it fun to watch the GOBP eat their own & each other?! ;D Uh - oh, I might be getting into Man - on - Dog territory again - better quit while I'm ahead...or behind...or...well...NEVER MIND!! ;D Do y'all want a parliamentary - type system in this country? All this shtick would be so much easier if y'all just put me in charge & did whatever I said. ;D The official "conservative" bona fides test is reaction to the Rep. Paul Ryan kill Medicare budget plan. ALL RIGHT!

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The GOBP & assorted ilk have had to spend a $hit load of coin in NY - 26 because of Rep. Paul Ryan. Rep. Ryan should fork over a little of his coin, don't cha' think?! He's decided to not run for WI's open Senate seat. Yea, he's having way too much fun & is doing just fine influence - wise right where he is, thank you very much. Me thinks Chris Hayes will have some fun with this topic! :D Chris doesn't think Newtie had a chance in Hades of winning the POTUS election anyway. Most of the "respectable" GOBP potential 2012 candidates are waiting out the bat$hit before they make their announcements.

"Glass Houses" - Ya' know, Rachel, the least you could've done if your plan was to "creatively acquire" most of my diary draft for your show was to decide to follow me on Twitter; it's not too late, ya' know! Just look for @FOOLeader!! ;D While we're agreeing about the level of hypocrisy between the Sperminator & Newtie, et al, I think we're interpreting differently what Ah - nuld said to Salon. Gail Collins is in studio to chat up GOBP "extra curricular activities."

"TRMS Best New Thing in the World Today" - 1 of Rachel's staff got to see Endeavor blast off for the last time! :D OK, tonight's edition was pretty cool.

Originally posted to CityLightsLover on Tue May 17, 2011 at 07:19 PM PDT.

Also republished by Global Expats and ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement.

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  •  Have Y'all Submitted to teh Twitter Peer Pressure? (16+ / 0-)

    If you have, are YOU following me @FOOLeader? If you're not, then why the spark not??!! ;D

    To the GOBP re Role of Goverment, "If You Don't Value It, You Shouldn't be Trusted With It" - Rachel Maddow

    by CityLightsLover on Tue May 17, 2011 at 07:18:50 PM PDT

  •  You know, CLL .... (6+ / 0-)

    if I didn't know better, and I don't, I'd have to say that this whole Gingrich/Ryan dust-up sounds almost Rovian -- I mean what could possibly energize the Tea Party and other conservatives more than having Gingrich attack Ryan as being radical.  This may have exactly the opposite effect from what we think it should have.  Wait and see.  

    As for Arnold, there are just no words.  But maybe now conservatives will stop bringing up John Edwards all the time. I feel very sorry for Maria Shriver and her children, and that's all I intend to say about that.  

    Tommy Thompson is my biggest nightmare as a candidate for Herb Kohl's Senate seat.  He will turn 71 in November, 2012, but what really frightens me is that he can probably raise a TON of money.  Seeing this development, I wonder if Kohl wishes he had not announced his retirement so soon.  It's hard to think of another Democrat in this state that could confront Tommy Thompson wielding Koch brothers' money.  Maybe we still have time to attract a carpetbagger.  Bill Proxmire was from Illinois, and that was the original rap against him, but that turned out just fine.  We could use another Proxmire figure who would not be afraid of Thompson and the money machine, and could stand up to that sort of pressure.  I'm not sure that Feingold is completely up to something like that.  Ron Johnson clobbered him with money, and it worked.

    "Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." ~ John Quincy Adams

    by AnnaMolly on Tue May 17, 2011 at 07:32:27 PM PDT

  •  The first school to incorporate... (8+ / 0-)

    Brown v. Board was in Clinton, TN, where on Aug. 27, 1956, twelve black students, now known as the Clinton 12, started their school year with white students.  The white citizens council caused many problems for the students and their supporters, until the school was blown up, literally blown up, a few years later.  

    "The United States will not be able to dictate the pace and scope of this change. Only the people of the region can do that. But we can make a difference." 3/28/11

    by BarackStarObama on Tue May 17, 2011 at 07:32:35 PM PDT

  •  Maddow Maven Mishegas (5+ / 0-)

    Happy Ferlinghetti Day Your Highness!!!! ;-)

    All poems today are by.... Oh heck, do I need to tell anybody after that heading? ;-)

    A Vast Confusion

    Long long I lay in the sands

    Sounds of trains in the surf
    in subways of the sea
    And an even greater undersound
    of a vast confusion in the universe
    a rumbling and a roaring
    as of some enormous creature turning
    under sea and earth
    a billion sotto voices murmuring
    a vast muttering
    a swelling stuttering
    in ocean's speakers
    world's voice-box heard with ear to sand
    a shocked echoing
    a shocking shouting
    of all life's voices lost in night
    And the tape of it
    someow running backwards now
    through the Moog Synthesizer of time
    Chaos unscrambled
    back to the first
    harmonies
    And the first light

    Retired Ballerinas, Central Park West

    Retired ballerinas on winter afternoons
          walking their dogs
    in Central Park West
    (or their cats on leashes—
    The cats themselves old highwire artists)
    The ballerinas
          leap and pirouette
          through Columbus Circle
          while winos on park benches
          (laid back like drunken Goudonovs)
          hear the taxis trumpet together
          like horsemen of the apocalypse
          in the dusk of the gods
    It is the final witching hour
          when swains are full of swan songs
          And all return through the dark dusk
          to their bright cells
          in glass highrises
          or sit down to oval cigarettes and cakes
          in the Russian Tea Room
          or climb four flight to back rooms
          in Westside brownstones
          where faded playbill photos
          fall peeling from their frames
          like last year's autumn leaves

    The Cat

    The cat
    licks its paw and
    lies down in
    the bookshelf nook
    She
    can lie in a
    sphinx position
    without moving for so
    many hours
    and then turn her head
    to me and
    rise and stretch
    and turn
    her back to me and
    lick her paw again as if
    no real time had passed
    It hasn't
    and she is the sphinx with
    all the time in the world
    in the desert of her time
    The cat
    knows where flies die
    sees ghosts in the motes of air
    and shadows in sunbeams
    She hears
    the music of the spheres and
    the hum in the wires of the houses
    and the hum of the universe
    in interstellar spaces
    but
    prefers domestic places
    and the hum of the heater

    The Changing Light

    The changing light

                at San Francisco

        is none of your East Coast light

               none of your

                       pearly light of Paris

    The light of San Francisco

                 is a sea light

                           an island light

    And the light of fog

            blanketing the hills

        drifting in at night

               through the Golden Gate

                          to lie on the city at dawn

    And then the halcyon late mornings

        after the fog burns off

          and the sun paints white houses

                         with the sea light of Greece

          with sharp clean shadows

           making the town look like

                                 it had just been painted

    But the wind comes up at four o'clock

                                        sweeping the hills

    And then the veil of light of early evening

    And then another scrim

               when the new night fog

                                floats in

    And in that vale of light

                       the city drifts

                               anchorless upon the ocean

    Oh, okay, I guess I oughta post this classic too ;-)

    I Am Waiting

    I am waiting for my case to come up
    and I am waiting
    for a rebirth of wonder
    and I am waiting
    for someone to really discover America
    and wail
    and I am waiting
    for the discovery
    of a new symbolic western frontier
    and I am waiting
    for the American Eagle
    to really spread its wings
    and straighten up and fly right
    and I am waiting
    for the Age of Anxiety
    to drop dead
    and I am waiting
    for the war to be fought
    which will make the world safe
    for anarchy
    and I am waiting
    for the final withering away
    of all governments
    and I am perpetually awaiting
    a rebirth of wonder

    I am waiting for the Second Coming
    and I am waiting
    for a religious revival
    to sweep through the state of Arizona
    and I am waiting
    for the Grapes of Wrath to be stored
    and I am waiting
    for them to prove
    that God is really American
    and I am waiting
    to see God on television
    piped’ onto church altars
    if only they can find
    the right channel
    to tune in on
    and I am waiting
    for the Last Supper to be served again
    with a strange new appetizer
    and I am perpetually awaiting
    a rebirth of wonder

    I am waiting for my number to be called
    and I am waiting
    for the Salvation Army to take over
    and I am waiting
    for the meek to be blessed
    and inherit the earth
    without taxes and I am waiting
    for forests and animals
    to reclaim the earth as theirs
    and I am waiting
    for a way to be devised
    to destroy all nationalisms
    without killing anybody
    and I am waiting
    for linnets and planets to fall like rain
    and I am waiting for lovers and weepers
    to lie down together again
    in a new rebirth of wonder

    I am waiting for the Great Divide to ‘be crossed
    and I am anxiously waiting
    for the secret of eternal life to be discovered
    by an obscure general practitioner
    and I am waiting
    for the storms of life
    to be over
    and I am waiting
    to set sail for happiness
    and I am waiting
    for a reconstructed Mayflower
    to reach America
    with its picture story and tv rights
    sold in advance to the natives
    and I am waiting
    for the lost music to sound again
    in the Lost Continent
    in a new rebirth of wonder

    I am waiting for the day
    that maketh all things clear
    and I am awaiting retribution
    for what America did
    to Tom Sawyer
    and I am waiting
    for the American Boy
    to take off Beauty’s clothes
    and get on top of her
    and I am waiting
    for Alice in Wonderland
    to retransmit to me
    her total dream of innocence
    and I am waiting
    for Childe Roland to come
    to the final darkest tower
    and I am waiting
    for Aphrodite
    to grow live arms
    at a final disarmament conference
    in a new rebirth of wonder

    I am waiting
    to get some intimations
    of immortality
    by recollecting my early childhood
    and I am waiting
    for the green mornings to come again
    youth’s dumb green fields come back again
    and I am waiting
    for some strains of unpremeditated art
    to shake my typewriter
    and I am waiting to write
    the great indelible poem
    and I am waiting
    for the last long careless rapture
    and I am perpetually waiting
    for the fleeing lovers on the Grecian Urn
    to catch each other up at last
    and embrace
    and I am waiting
    perpetually and forever
    a renaissance of wonder

    WWJD about the Ryan plan? Try Matthew 22:21; Matthew 25:31-46; Mark 10:17-26; Mark 11:15; Mark 12:41-44; Luke 12:48; Luke 14:33 for clues

    by caul on Tue May 17, 2011 at 07:35:47 PM PDT

    •  {sigh} (5+ / 0-)

      Yea, not only did I have 3 hours this morning of Lawrence Ferlinghetti & San Francisco, but Hubby decided he needed to watch Anthony Bourdain's show from San Francisco after I finished exercising this afternoon. If I don't get back there soonest, there might be an incident.

      To the GOBP re Role of Goverment, "If You Don't Value It, You Shouldn't be Trusted With It" - Rachel Maddow

      by CityLightsLover on Tue May 17, 2011 at 07:54:38 PM PDT

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  •  In News Not Covered, (5+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    drmah, JeffW, nicolemm, second alto, ericlewis0

    be comforted by the knowledge that big oil has the best Senate their money can buy.

    To the GOBP re Role of Goverment, "If You Don't Value It, You Shouldn't be Trusted With It" - Rachel Maddow

    by CityLightsLover on Tue May 17, 2011 at 07:39:25 PM PDT

    •  Ed is going to do a segment on Obama .... (3+ / 0-)

      as a sell-out to big oil.  It's hard to deny it when everything he does with regard to energy policy seems go that way.  I don't care what he says out loud; what he's doing is exactly the opposite of what I would prefer him to do.

      He never listens to me, CLL.  :-(

      "Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." ~ John Quincy Adams

      by AnnaMolly on Tue May 17, 2011 at 07:53:59 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  I Need to Go to Sleep. (6+ / 0-)

    Tomorrow's only Wednesday - $HIT!! *&^%$#@! On the other hand, if the world's ending on Saturday, maybe I shouldn't want time to fly. ;D Tomorrow is Gary Snyder day in class; I'll update mojo & comments when I can.

    XXXXOOOO

    To the GOBP re Role of Goverment, "If You Don't Value It, You Shouldn't be Trusted With It" - Rachel Maddow

    by CityLightsLover on Tue May 17, 2011 at 08:07:47 PM PDT

  •  Good morning, all. (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    AnnaMolly, CityLightsLover

    Um, CLL, I clicked on that Enya link, and got sent to some weird YouTube page I've never seen before (looks like a heavily distorted version of my front page).  What am I SUPPOSED to be seeing here?

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