Submitted by lizpolaris on Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:07pm
Let's declare that the Global War on Terror is over. We're sick of it.
Everyone except Dick Cheney has acknowledged that the war on Iraq was a complete mistake based on fabricated evidence. Our mission to secure the oil there was a partial success and our 10 year occupation of the country has ensured their complete submission. The amount of radiation we've left behind by using nuclear waste in our bombs ensures that the country will be kept busy for the indefinite future handling health problems and deformities. So let's declare victory. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lizpolaris on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 8:48am
Does anyone else find this creepy? I hate to call it propaganda, yet. But maybe that's coming.
President Obama answers your questions. Watch the Hangout at 4:50p ET.
This wouldn't be surprising on a Democratic website or whitehouse.gov but it's right on the Google homepage under the search bar. I noticed it there yesterday also.
https://www.google.com/ Read below the fold...
Submitted by lizpolaris on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 8:02am
Whenever I see legislation hurried thru congress at the last minute - hurry, hurry, hurry just pass this bill OR ELSE!!!!1! - I wonder what it's really for.
Now we know - the groups facing a fiscal cliff were multinational corporations, not the US government. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lizpolaris on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 7:11am
The word from the Labor Department is:
the Labor Department issued guidance in July saying it was “inappropriate” to issue the WARN Act notices due to sequestration...The Obama administration issued guidance Friday that said defense firms’ costs would be covered if they have to layoff workers due to canceled contracts under the across-the-board cuts set to take effect Jan. 2. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lizpolaris on Sat, 08/25/2012 - 7:31am
This is the headline which could be written about the Empire State Building incident yesterday. No news organization seems to want to challenge 'standard' police procedure which somehow makes it ok for multiple officers to start shooting into a crowd of people. Why does no one question whether there isn't a better way to handle this type of situation?
If the reports and video are correct, once the killer was on the street he didn't pose a threat to anyone until cornered by police in a crowd. At which point, he pointed his gun at officers - not at anyone on the street. Also, he never fired his gun while outside. So I have to ask who posed a threat to New Yorkers standing or walking on the street Friday? Police. Read below the fold...
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Submitted by lizpolaris on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 7:59am
Why not? Ok, I get the huge argument about free speech. We can't be stifling 'creativity' by limiting the gore and gratuitous violence we allow to be shown on the screen. The board of censors is gone.
But penises? Oh my god we can't have that on the screen! Boobs are fine though. As long as there's no babies nursing shown. Is there any logic to this? Whatever that logic is, somebody somewhere slaps an R or X rating on a film. Too pornographic, it's all about sex.
And words. Sticks and stones no one cares about but in Hollywood, words can hurt you. Too many bad words gets a film PG 13 or R rating. Is it M these days? I forget. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lizpolaris on Wed, 07/25/2012 - 1:53pm
I have worked from home for more than 4 years now, since the large corporation I work for is trying mightily to reduce employee expenses (including offices), compensation, benefits, and employees themselves (in the US - all foreign workers welcome).
It occurs to me that at this point, I've never met 99% of the people I work with daily. My coworkers are no longer friends. Some faceless voice over the phone who I can't go to coffee with will never be my friend, just by definition. We can never really share anything in person. Read below the fold...
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Submitted by lizpolaris on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 4:55pm
The biggest worry on the mind of everyone in the state is the content of 1/32th ancestry of a political candidate. Imagine. No worry about the state's budget, unemployment, tax rates, health care, infrastructure. No worry about sending their kids off to our endless war on terror. Wow, I guess I should move there - rainbows and unicorns must decorate every street.
It's really a puzzling issue, ancestry, word of mouth family stories. I wonder if I could prove that I'm partly Bohemian. I'm pretty certain that my great grandparents didn't register with their local CISPES hall. But my daughter and I can make a mean batch of kolaches. Apricot. I watched my mother make them and wrote down every step she was doing. But do you know - a lot of the recipes in the Czech cookbook I have are just your garden variety home cooking, not from the old country at all. That cookbook was for a fundraiser, so people contributed whatever they like to eat. Too typical for some people to understand I guess. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lizpolaris on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 2:37pm
Writers use a lot of different ways to differentiate the 2 presidents Bush. I've seen Bush 43/Bush 41, Bush Senior and Bush Junior, HW and W, Bush the older and Bush the younger.
I'd like to borrow some phrasing from the gospel of Mark, where we find two characters named James and James the less.
So I suggest Bush the elder and Bush the less. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lizpolaris on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 5:31pm
but I guess that's seen as saying 'I told you so' anyway. So I don't apologize.
Unfortunately, I was right - Obama was just using a delaying tactic back in November, when he told Bill McKibben he was sending the the Keystone Pipeline project for a re-review. Now, 3 months later, he's fast tracking it. Read below the fold...
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