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  •  Jeb and fiction and rape, Oh My! (1+ / 0-)
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    PSzymeczek

    yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 03:13:28 PM PST

  •  Give em hell Mr President! House Republicans (0+ / 0-)

    must be feeling the heat!

    Obama photo-ops draw criticism

    “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

    by Lefty Coaster on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 03:15:44 PM PST

  •  Off-the-record liberals-Obama meeting, WHAT???? (2+ / 0-)
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    PSzymeczek, YucatanMan

    Why can't the president go on the record?

    80 % of Success is Just Showing Up !

    by Churchill on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 03:17:24 PM PST

  •  Obama explaining his cave-in to lib media? Why (1+ / 0-)
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    akze29

    80 % of Success is Just Showing Up !

    by Churchill on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 03:18:25 PM PST

  •  Philadelphia airport 5 hr layover plus 1 hr delay (0+ / 0-)

    Been on vacation. Headed home. Avoided politics and blogging almost completely for nine (9) days! They have rocking chairs here. I guess I am beginning to re-immerse.

    "This is NOT what I thought I'd be when i grew up."

    by itzik shpitzik on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 03:27:47 PM PST

  •  It's not surprising the Republicans would be (2+ / 0-)
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    WSComn, YucatanMan

    pining for Jeb Bush.  He's the only person in the GOP who has name recognition, seems likable enough and hasn't pissed off the far right.  That is indeed pretty sad.  Can't wait to see what Hunter has to say about it.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 03:30:38 PM PST

  •  civility is over in the English speaking world (3+ / 0-)
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    itzik shpitzik, WSComn, YucatanMan
    A member of staff at the private hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was treated for acute morning sickness has died in a suspected suicide two days after the hospital was duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station, it has emerged.....Radio DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian, from Sydney's 2Day FM station, rang the hospital in the early hours of Tuesday after the duchess's admission. Greig pretended to be the Queen, while Christian was in the background as "Prince Charles".
    On Dec. 4, Greig called into King Edward VII Hospital, and, adopting a ghastly British accent, pretended to be the Queen in order to get an update on Middleton’s condition. Implausibly, the nurse working reception, Jacintha Saldanha, obliged. Apparently fooled, she transferred the call to one of Middleton’s nurses, who divulged confidential information about the Duchess. Christian also got on the line pretending to be Prince Charles.

    Predictably, the blogosphere ridiculed Saldanha, and Greig and Christian boasted shamelessly about their ruse. “Easiest prank call ever made,” the pair giggled on its show. “They were the worst accents ever and when we made that phone call, we were sure 100 people at least before us would have tried the same thing,” Greig marveled, calling it a “career highlight.” The radio station’s website touted the gag as “the biggest royal prank ever.”

    But when Saldanha was found dead on Friday in a suspected suicide, the braggadocio suddenly ceased. The Twitter accounts that previously hosted gloating were deleted, and the DJs, perturbed by the course of events, suspended themselves from the radio station indefinitely. “They are both deeply shocked and ... have decided to that they will not return to their radio show until further notice out of respect for what can only be described as a tragedy,” the station said in a statement.  

    At the time of Saldanha’s suicide, 2Day FM was serving two five-year license probations over stunts that violated Australia’s broadcast code. In August 2009, DJ Kyle Sandilands of  “The Kyle and Jackie O Show” got a 14-year-old girl to admit that she had been raped after strapping her to a polygraph machine while her mother quizzed her about her sexual activities. “I’ve already told you the story about this, and don’t look at me and smile because it’s not funny,” the girl said on air. “Oh OK, I got raped when I was 12 years old.” Cruelly, Sandilands pressed on, asking, “Right, and is that the only sexual experience you had?”

    The show was taken off air following protests from listeners and the then-prime minister. The station’s (very) formal statement at the time: “Following a great deal of consideration and having consulted Jackie O and all stakeholders, Austereo has formed the view that it is in the interest of all parties, for the ‘Kyle & Jackie O Show’ to go into recess until we have completed an across-the-networks review of the principals and protocols of our interaction with our audience.”At the time of Saldanha’s suicide, 2Day FM was serving two five-year license probations over stunts that violated Australia’s broadcast code. In August 2009, DJ Kyle Sandilands of  “The Kyle and Jackie O Show” got a 14-year-old girl to admit that she had been raped after strapping her to a polygraph machine while her mother quizzed her about her sexual activities. “I’ve already told you the story about this, and don’t look at me and smile because it’s not funny,” the girl said on air. “Oh OK, I got raped when I was 12 years old.” Cruelly, Sandilands pressed on, asking, “Right, and is that the only sexual experience you had?”

    The show was taken off air following protests from listeners and the then-prime minister. The station’s (very) formal statement at the time: “Following a great deal of consideration and having consulted Jackie O and all stakeholders, Austereo has formed the view that it is in the interest of all parties, for the ‘Kyle & Jackie O Show’ to go into recess until we have completed an across-the-networks review of the principals and protocols of our interaction with our audience.”

    yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 03:32:26 PM PST

  •  Jeb Bush doesn't really worry me at all. BUT (0+ / 0-)

    George P (Prescott - after his Nazi-loving great grandfather) Bush DOES worry me.

    1/2 white 1/2 Latino, young, attractive, well-spoken, being carefully groomed by his grandfather's handlers for high office and preparing to run in Texas for some as yet undisclosed statewide office as his first political campaign.

    Voters have a notoriously short memory.  They'll placed him in a state with a powerful base and are preparing for their treasury-looting comeback.

    I'd love to see an investigative report on George P Bush, because I think he is a real threat on the state and national stage within a few short years.   We cannot stand for much more Bush looting of the government.

    Stop Prescott Bush!

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 03:49:59 PM PST

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