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  • Sarah Palin is not alone:
    The apparent hack of several e-mail accounts has exposed personal photos and sensitive correspondence from members of the Bush family, including both former U.S. presidents, The Smoking Gun has learned. [...]

    In e-mail exchanges with the person who claimed responsibility for the hack, the individual claimed to have swiped “a lot of stuff,” including “interesting mails” about George H.W. Bush’s recent hospitalization, “Bush 43,” and other Bush family members.

    Included in the hacked material is a confidential October 2012 list of home addresses, cell phone numbers, and e-mails for dozens of Bush family members, including both former presidents, their siblings, and their children. The posted photos and e-mails contain a watermark with the hacker’s online alias, “Guccifer.”

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    From the network that brought you WMD in Iraq, we learn that sure, solar power works in wacky places like Germany, but it would never work in the US because the Germans, bronze gods that they are, get far more sunlight than gloomy, cold, rainy America.  (Spoiler alert: It’s a lie.)
  • Cue the outrage on the right ... and not for the murder of a 15-year old girl:
    First lady Michelle Obama and other senior administration officials plan to attend the funeral Saturday of a Chicago girl who was shot and killed last month after visiting Washington during President Obama’s second inauguration, a White House official said Thursday.
  • Cripes:
    An African American family sued Disneyland after the actor who portrayed the White Rabbit character from “Alice in Wonderland” allegedly refused to hug or touch their children because of their skin color.

    Jason and Annelia Black of San Diego County said the person in the rabbit costume also acted impatiently as their young kids posed for a picture at the Anaheim theme park.
    The Blacks, however, said it was a different scene when a Caucasian family arrived.
    “There were two other kids that came up. The rabbit showered them. Hugged them, kissed them, posed with them, and took pictures. Meanwhile, that made my kids feel horrible,” said Jason.

    Disneyland offered the Black family $500 and some VIP passes and the Blacks were like, DON’T THINK SO FUCKERS, FIRE THAT BITCH AND APOLOGIZE, and good for them.
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  •  the disneyland story (5+ / 0-)

    Is much more amusing because the family is "The Blacks." Reminds me of a Chapelle Show sketch:

    http://www.comedycentral.com/...

    (warning, contains the n-word, used hilariously and often)

    •  Mr. Scribe was reading (3+ / 0-)
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      JeffW, PSzymeczek, OffTheHill

      over my shoulder, and said, "I don't like how they called them 'The Blacks'." Then I pointed out that was their last name.

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:09:53 PM PST

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    •  Doesn't pass the smell test. (1+ / 0-)
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      Powered Grace

      First, the White Rabbit is SUPPOSED to act impatient (he's late, he's late, for a very important date).

      Second, he's not a "face character" so he can't speak.  So how the frack do you pantomime racist?

      Third, EVERY character onstage has a Disney host/hostess who is their handler.  IOW, Disney has a witness.

      Fourth, two Presidents back the Disneyland Resort had a President who was African-American and the outgoing President is openly gay (he's taking over as President of the much larger Walt Disney World Resort in FL). My friends who work around the resort have working leads and managers across the full spectrum of humanity.

      Go ahead and slam Disney for the usual corporate sins (beginning with having almost as many working-poor employees as WalMart). But they can't afford to be that racist.  Once this family made a complaint, every Disney employee involved would have been called in separately to give a written statement of the incident. I've heard enough stories from cast members over the years to know that the amenities offered this family are standard for people who make enough noise. If they think they are going to get more against Disney lawyers in court, I think they're the ones living in Fantasyland.  

      (That sound you are hearing is a paradigm being shifted at Warp Factor Infinity using no clutch.)

      by homogenius on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:24:51 PM PST

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    •  Already snowed here in Chicago... (4+ / 0-)

      ...and they got a lot more up north in Waukegan, according to my sister.

      It's around freezing, cold, heavy snow on the ground, and we have nowhere to go the is afternoon. Oh, and for extra drama, the neighbors had to have their sewer line excavated and replaced, and they've only been in the house a couple of months.

      Watch that bottom step!

      Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

      by JeffW on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:14:11 PM PST

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    •  There is also a chance another blast of Arctic (2+ / 0-)
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      high uintas, aaraujo

      air will come out in about 10 days. I heard a meteorologist talking about something called "Arctic oscillations" and he said their watching another potential "spillage" of cold air heading down the eastern seaboard.
       

      What's wrong with America? I'll tell you. Everything Romney said was pre-chewed wads of cud from Republicans from the last 30 years and yet he managed thru a combination of racism and selling the (false) hope of riches to get 47% of the national vote.

      by ontheleftcoast on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:17:28 PM PST

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  •  Glad Bush got hacked. (4+ / 0-)
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    high uintas, JeffW, PSzymeczek, offgrid

    He hacked America and started spying on us all so fuck him.

    What comes around goes around.

    Dumbass freak.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:07:25 PM PST

    •  I am sort of glad but for a different reason (1+ / 0-)
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      PSzymeczek

      People need to be more aware of how fragile their online security and privacy really are. When Google scrapes your email for every microgram of sellable information or Amazon knows more about what books you're likely to buy then you do maybe it's way past time people re-think just how connected they are. If the Bush family got hijacked then we're all pretty much sitting ducks for the thieves and "ne'er-do-wells" of the internet.
       

      What's wrong with America? I'll tell you. Everything Romney said was pre-chewed wads of cud from Republicans from the last 30 years and yet he managed thru a combination of racism and selling the (false) hope of riches to get 47% of the national vote.

      by ontheleftcoast on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:22:31 PM PST

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  •  Once again the FLOTUS -- genuine class (4+ / 0-)
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    high uintas, PSzymeczek, offgrid, drmah

    And her detractors -- genuine crass.

    That is exactly the sort of thing the VP or FLOTUS should attend. Hell, one could argue it's practically in their job description.

    What's wrong with America? I'll tell you. Everything Romney said was pre-chewed wads of cud from Republicans from the last 30 years and yet he managed thru a combination of racism and selling the (false) hope of riches to get 47% of the national vote.

    by ontheleftcoast on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:08:25 PM PST

  •  What if? (2+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, PSzymeczek

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:09:06 PM PST

  •  Not a fan of either Bush (1+ / 0-)
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    but hacking personal email is disgusting.

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:11:29 PM PST

  •  I am no fan of George W. Bush, (7+ / 0-)

    nor any member of his family. Not even close. But hacking into someone's personal accounts and publishing private matters is just plain wrong. It doesn't matter whose email account it is. George W. Bush, Jon Stewart, Rush Limbaugh, Chuck Schumer. It's not only a terrible invasion of privacy, it's way up there on the 'creepy meter'. Even the Worst. President. Ever. doesn't deserve that.

    The Republican motto: "There's been a lot of progress in this country over the last 75 years, and we've been against all of it."

    by Hillbilly Dem on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:13:51 PM PST

  •  As I Recall, ALL Networks Brought Us Iraqi WMD nt (1+ / 0-)
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    RichM

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:15:00 PM PST

  •  So (0+ / 0-)

    My friend told me she is getting calls from people claiming that they went to do their taxes and there is a fine of $1500 if they don't have health ins. She runs a small maid service and her workers have told her this and family members. They are all up on her because she is an Obama supporter.

    I don't know wtf they are talking about. I can't find this on the 1040 form or 1040EZ. The one common denominator is that they are using H&R Block. What the hell are going on about? Is this a face book rumor? I know that things change in 2014, but that wouldn't change this year's taxes,  right?

    "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

    by high uintas on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:15:21 PM PST

    •  We had our taxes done (1+ / 0-)
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      by H&R Block a couple of weeks ago, and this is not true.  I can vouch for that.  I think they asked about health care, but there is no penalty for not having it.

      You can't keep a mighty tree alive (much less expect it to thrive) by only spritzing the fine leaves at its tippy-top. The fate of the whole tree depends on nurturing the grassroots. - Jim Hightower

      by PSzymeczek on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:35:57 PM PST

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    •  It's not last year and it's not $1500 (1+ / 0-)
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      high uintas

      At a guess it's people who believe Fox more than they believe their own tax returns.

      •  Thank you and PSzymeczek! (0+ / 0-)

        I knew it was BS, I just wanted to hear it from someone who did their taxes at H & R. It's the rumor of the week.

        "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

        by high uintas on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:53:04 PM PST

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  •  Could the House GOP alternative to the sequester (1+ / 0-)
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    RichM

    even pass now?

    Their replacement for the sequester barely passed in the last Congress, 215-209.

    And this Congress has 8 more Democrats.

    Of the 6 reps not voting, three were Republicans, and only two of them are still in office.  

    I wonder if this is why the GOP is standing firm on the sequester(they dont have the vote on their own for a replacement), and why Dems feel they can get more revenue(GOP will need Dems votes for an alternative).

  •  do you really want to hack papa Bush? (3+ / 0-)
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    The guy used to (?) run the CIA. Anonymous on the internet? Dude, don't make plans for Xmas.

    Though, in all fairness, there doesn't seem to be anything in the emails so ...

    If you didn't like the news today, go out and make some of your own.

    by jgnyc on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:19:16 PM PST

  •  Hmmm. (3+ / 0-)
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    ontheleftcoast, Gooserock, drmah
    Euthanizing gay dogs for Jesus, by Hunter
    Holy cow, Hunter. I sure hope that's a metaphor.
    •  You missed the story (1+ / 0-)
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      There was a god, in TN I believe, who had an owner that thought he was 'gay' for mounting another dog (a fairly common thing among dogs as a sign of dominance, not sexual, behavior).

      The dog was scheduled for execution but saved shortly before his death. The new owner named the dog "Elton".

      What's wrong with America? I'll tell you. Everything Romney said was pre-chewed wads of cud from Republicans from the last 30 years and yet he managed thru a combination of racism and selling the (false) hope of riches to get 47% of the national vote.

      by ontheleftcoast on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:27:48 PM PST

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      •  Haha, my woozles would love the Freudian slip... (2+ / 0-)
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        PSzymeczek, Forest Deva

        "There was a god dog"

        Of course many will argue it's the same thing, just spelled differently. ;D

        What's wrong with America? I'll tell you. Everything Romney said was pre-chewed wads of cud from Republicans from the last 30 years and yet he managed thru a combination of racism and selling the (false) hope of riches to get 47% of the national vote.

        by ontheleftcoast on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:32:18 PM PST

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    •  Was In the News Last Week, a Guy in TN Sent His (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      PSzymeczek

      dog to a shelter to be put down because it had humped some other male dogs.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:28:22 PM PST

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    •  My poor Golden Retriever would be in big trouble. (0+ / 0-)

      He was born with only three legs.  Because of difficulty balancing with only one front paw, he pees like a girl dog.  

  •  "God made a farmer" ad - K, we fixed it! (3+ / 0-)
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    Did you guys catch the Superbowl ad on farmers? We thought it might have been a lil outdated so we decided to fix it.

    By now you've probably heard about or seen one of the most talked about Super Bowl ads this year. The ad showed a singular portrayal of American farmers coupled with a poetic narration by radio personality Paul Harvey.

    We thought there was a big, big problem with it though - so we decided to go ahead and fix it - and make a point while at it:

    WATCH & SHARE!

    Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

    by jimstaro on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:22:54 PM PST

  •  Damnit, Fox... (3+ / 0-)
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    PSzymeczek, offgrid, JeffW

    Solar power is not partisan. I swear, if hippies like it, Fox hates it. We need to let Fox know that hippies also like adorable puppies and kittens, just to see if they will badmouth those as well.

    "Up next on Fox, Kittens and Puppies: adorable, or DEADLY? The answer might shock you!"

  •  Not sure it is always a good thing (1+ / 0-)
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    JeffW

    to be specifically mentioned by the feds.  The National Weather Service over an hour ago:

    WE JUST RECEIVED WORD THAT OVER 4 INCHES OF SNOW HAS ALREADY FALLEN
    IN TORRINGTON CONNECTICUT. INTERESTING SNOWFALL RATES OF AN INCH AN
    HOUR WERE ASSOCIATED WITH DBZ VALUES OF ONLY ABOUT 18-22!
    I'm super prepared -- wine and batteries and cat food and coffee and a coleman stove.  My NOAA regional joint keeps repeating that my county will get the most snow on this side of the storm.  

    Oh, well.  Cheers and everyone stay safe in our region.  I know some folks are forced to go to work.  Drive with much attention on the assholes who aren't as careful as you.

    " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

    by gchaucer2 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:29:24 PM PST

  •  What was the Bush's possible passwords? (3+ / 0-)
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    viral, PSzymeczek, OldGrandet

    Any Guesses?

    The Decider?

    1000 Points of Light?

    Mission Accomplished?  

    Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. Horace Mann (and btw, the bike in kayakbiker is a bicycle)

    by Kayakbiker on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:29:34 PM PST

  •  North Dakota Personhood Bill (3+ / 0-)
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    ( life begins at conception) passed their Senate today... so my question is ( and this should be asked by the womens groups at every step along the way)
    If life begins at conception, doesn't that mean that every person in that State is now legally 9 months older?.. which would mean the state now owes 9 months of back funding to all pension plans? that everyone can retire 9 months earlier in that state? that business in that State would also be responsible for the increased costs associated with 9 months more of pension and retirement funding?
    When the birthers realize they may have just bankrupted their states and thousands of businesses, maybe they will have second thoughts... or the governor might veto it if people realize the financial implcations of the redefinition.

  •  Fox News bubblehead on why solar works (4+ / 0-)
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    PSzymeczek, Gooserock, offgrid, JeffW

    in Germany, ". . . they get a lot more sun than we do."

    Wow. They aren't even trying anymore.

    Obamacare! OMG! Socialism in the US! Time to move to Canada.

    by asm121 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:31:08 PM PST

  •  A Constitutional Scholar (1+ / 0-)
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    lotlizard

    Will defend  Obama administration attacks on American citizens whom Armando has determined to be enemy combatants!  Can't wait for that.  "We aren't known for torture anymore, we're known for killing people."

    Looks like Rachel got there first.
    Defend the attacks at all costs!  What could possibly go wrong?

    •  Call George W. Bush worst president, bad painter, (2+ / 0-)

      … etc. while endorsing and extending his administration's "enemy combatant" doctrine.

      Along with all the other decisions by the Decider rendering the Geneva Conventions, the Magna Carta, etc. "quaint."

      That's what counts as "progressive" in 2013.

      Ooookaaaayyyy. Got it.

      The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

      by lotlizard on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 02:42:56 AM PST

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  •  Everytime i hear 'Skeet' (1+ / 0-)
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    JeffW

    I think of lol John doing 'Get Low' and a wildly different meaning of the word

    no offense meant

    Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

    by Chris Reeves on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 01:15:31 PM PST

  •  never retreat , never surrender POST OFFICE! (0+ / 0-)

     photo FACT_zps95afa5d2.png

    Tired of hearing crazy voices? turn off FOX News. Single Payer: healthcare for all of God's living creatures in America.

    by ca democrat on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 02:45:03 PM PST

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