Tuesday, January 31, 2012


me- tho i will gratefully accept prayers from any faith for myself- i find this practice arrogant and offensive- i truly do.
One Graphic That Reveals What Mitt Romney Will Do For America
Man with cancer dumped by girlfriend gives $8,000 Super Bowl tickets away to dad, son via Twitter
CREW Congratulates January’s Scoundrel of the Month: Newt Gingrich CREW Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
Music training has biological impact on aging process
Airline Charges Newt Gingrich an Extra $27,000: He Has Too Much Baggage
2 Political Junkies: More On Republicans' Respect For The Constitution: From yesterday's National Journal . Grover Norquist, good shepherd of our Congress' anti-tax Republicans was asked about two separate scena...
2 Political Junkies: State v. Church (Trib-Style): From today's Tribune-Review : It's shaping up as the most important church-state battle of our time. And should the state prevail, the Con...
Colbert Super PAC raises $1 million. Non-satirical PACs to follow.
Groundhog Day – Midwinter Festivities
A Parking Space For Skinny Jeans People?

Monday, January 30, 2012

(Pittsburgh in my 60s) Report from a long weekend
Hippie TV News and Stuff w/Winston Smith and the WWH News Team (Video)
Toddlers and Tarnished Tiaras
Welcome to Hell the Reality of Chronic Pain
Sex slaves nationwide – 2400 in W. Mich
cleaning up round here- lots of laundry including sheets. everything smelled of cigarette smoke from going out to different places all weekend- so bright and early- in the washer!

also- trying be be extra healthy with my food because i was NOT careful this weekend- but i sure had a great time!
The Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Allegheny County Changes Assessment Website Again: From the P-G : Less than one day after Allegheny County re-posted new assessment numbers on its website it has modified the procedure for fi...
‘No, Herman, I’m serious–I wish you’d have brought me a pizza instead of your worthless endorsement’
2 Political Junkies: More On Republicans' Respect For The Constitution: From yesterday's National Journal . Grover Norquist, good shepherd of our Congress' anti-tax Republicans was asked about two separate scena...
Gingrich Wants Kids To Work As Janitors, But Refused To Work Himself AlterNet

                                                 SUPERBOWL SNACK TRAY!
Tip Toe Through the Tulips?
More Video of Jagoff Drivers In Action

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Snakes in a wine chiller
The Three Little Pigs
The Crisis of Education in America: “How to Become a Serf”
Rick Santorum Thinks Pregnancy Through Rape is God's Gift? Seriously? Common Dreams
As Private Prisons Enrich Lawmakers, Florida Legislature Pushes Massive Prison Privatization Plan: pLast year, a Florida judge struck down Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) plan to privatize much of the state’s prison system because of a flaw in the way it was enacted. Nevertheless, Florida lawmakers are now reviving this ill-conceived plan: Dozens of correctional officers shouted “Shame! Shame!” as the Senate Budget Committee voted Wednesday to revive [...]/p
As Private Prisons Enrich Lawmakers, Florida Legislature Pushes Massive Prison Privatization Plan: pLast year, a Florida judge struck down Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) plan to privatize much of the state’s prison system because of a flaw in the way it was enacted. Nevertheless, Florida lawmakers are now reviving this ill-conceived plan: Dozens of correctional officers shouted “Shame! Shame!” as the Senate Budget Committee voted Wednesday to revive [...]/p
Occupy Chicago Campaign Begins
Protecting Our Seniors: Sen. Sanders Introduces Bill to Reauthorize the Older Americans Act

Friday, January 27, 2012

another FRIDAY NITE babies, do something to give yourselves
a smile!
Fox's Bolling Attacks Obama For Using Air Force One

me- really reaching for this one!
LEAKED MEMO: Wall Street Lobbyist
a wet rainy friday-got the grocery shopping done early. have some chores round here. going to be a very busy weekend.
have a scholarship meeting this weekend. this will be my last year on the committee. i will miss it. i am very attached to the concept of these scholarships and to the many people involved with them over the years but i'm tired and i have scaled back a lot of my activities over the past few years.
i still write twice a week for WORLD WIDE HIPPIES, plus i do what i can on-line to work towards my political ideals and my charities i support plus i try to boost local businesses. i still have my own writings that i have neglected for too long and i have my family and friends.
that and age , well, something's gotta give. the remaining members are more than capable so i don't feel i'm leaving them in a lurch.
truth be told, unless there's something out of the ordinary going on i'm under my covers by 9 at the latest!

An Iraq Vet’s Journey From Wall Street to OWS
The Last Time We Filled Up.. I (ahem, aheeem, ahahahahem)

Thursday, January 26, 2012


me- this going after higher learning sounds to me very much like the old hard line communist crap
Colbert Makes a Mockery of Santorum Refusing to Refute Elderly Birther at Campaign Stop
Lobbying Disclosures Reveal Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels Used State Dollars To Lobby For Keystone XL Pipeline: pRecently released lobbying disclosures show that Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN), who delivered the GOP rebuttal to the State of the Union last night, joined the oil industry in lobbying Congress on behalf of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The pipeline does not go through Indiana, and few, if any, Indiana workers are expected to [...]/p
2 Political Junkies: The Trib, ACORN and Reality: Yawn. The Trib's up in arms about ACORN . Again. And they're spinning reality so madly that one fears for their sanity. Again. Specif...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fox's South Carolina “ Dead Voters“ Story Collapses
Elizabeth Warren: The top 30 companies in America paid more in lobbying than they did in taxes
Baby Moses, Human–Jellyfish Hybrids, and Transhumanism: The GOP Candidates Weigh In
Billionaire Bill Gates Calls For Increasing Taxes On The Rich: ‘That’s Just Justice’: pLast night in his State of the Union address, President Obama once again urged Congress to pass the Buffett rule, noting that 25 percent of American millionaires pay less in taxes that millions of families in the middle-class. Republicans were quick to dismiss his request as “the politics of envy and division.” However, multi-billionaire Bill [...]/p

CREDO Mobile We agree. That's just justice. And common sense. All those millionaires and billionaires paying only 15% on most of their income have George W. Bush to thank for lowering rates on dividends and capital gains to that foolishly low level. The low rates being paid by the likes of Mitt Romney are very recent history and explain some of the increasing wealth gap - and can be reversed.
(Frugal Living) Getting Started in Couponing!
yes- the FOAMY cartoon posted below is very foul mouthed- even for foamy- but the point made is an important one!
2 Political Junkies: Fairness 4 WTAE: Real Life & Virtual Rallies on Th...: Perhaps you've heard -- there's something ugly going on at Pittsburgh's WTAE-TV. Way back in July of 2010 the on-air staff at WTAE voted to...
2 Political Junkies: Full Text of President Obama's State of the Union ...: Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery State of the Union Address “An America Built to Last” Tuesday, January 24th, 20...
A True Soda Jerk, I Mean, Jagoff! (I Mean POP!)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Vinyl records are back. Again. The Raw Story
5 Biggest Lies About the Right-Wing Corporate-Backed War on Our Schools AlterNet
2 Political Junkies: Rick Santorum and Rape (Again): When I was younger (so much younger than today), living in Southern Connecticut in the early days of cable TV there, we were able to watch t...

1. The sport of choice for the urban poor is BASKETBALL.

2 The sport of choice for maintenance level employees is BOWLING.

3 The sport of choice for front-line workers is FOOTBALL.

4 The sport of choice for supervisors is BASEBALL.

5 The sport of choice for middle management is TENNIS.

And . . .

6 The sport of choice for corporate executives and officers is GOLF.


The higher you go in the corporate structure, the smaller your balls
There must be a boat load of people in Washington playing marbles!

me- thanks uncle gabe!


pretty cool magic trick!
U.S. News - Secret tapes of JFK's last days released
Crème de la Crème - Pittsburgh Magazine - February 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA
"We're IN! 100% ALL IN!"
Wow, so President and Mrs. Obama paid about TWICE the tax rate of the Romneys last year, despite earning only 1/10th what Romney made???

Now, THERE'S a debate question I can't WAIT for them to ask Mittster about! LOL
Today's social justice scripture:

"Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all." - Romans 12:15-18
5 chubby squirrels at the back feeder and my crows are feasting on the stale bread i ripped up and threw out to them. crows are very bright. they will gather up the pieces into small piles and then arranges them so they can pick them up all at one time- fly off- hide them and come right back for more!
While Republicans Play Politics Over Food Stamps, New Film Focuses on Hunger in America AlterNet
mild, grey day. mud everywhere. not much going on. boring!

Obama Vs. Bush On Job Growth: 3 Long Years, 1 Simple Graph
Check out this great MSN video: The Greatest "Muppet" Bloopers, Ever

Monday, January 23, 2012

(PITTSBURGH IN MY 60′s) – I’ve got some things to say
Gingrich Emboldened by Big Win in South Carolina
kitchen cleaned up- had to round up over a dozen FREAKING STINKBUGS! i have no clue as to where they had been hiding but when i got so warm and springlike this afternoon the just showed up!

took a hot shower and i'm done for the night- well, i'm waiting for my monday article to be up at 8 p.m.

THEN,  i'll be done.

Rainbow at the end of my street

Scalia: Blame Congress For My Decision To Turn Campaign Finance Into The Wild West: pTwo years ago, Justice Scalia cast one of the five votes necessary to unleash unlimited corporate money on American democracy in the Supreme Court’s egregious Citizens United decision. Yet, at a panel in South Carolina this weekend, Scalia tried to lay the blame for the absurd campaign finance system he created at everyone’s feet but [...]/p

me? he's a nasty greedy piece or work!
Playing For Change Don't Worry - Live
busy busy busy day- started off with pouring rain- had to practically drag max outside- now sun and 50 some degrees- melting the snow- thunderstorms and wind later! got a big pot of cabbage and pork on- laundry in- and litterbox cleaned!

Longshot Presidential Candidate To Put Abortion In Your Face During Super Bowl - Pittsburgh News Story - WTAE Pittsburgh

Sunday, January 22, 2012


me- no this is not a joke- this is rick "frothy mix" santorum's site- C.U.M

how stupid is he?????
Over a period of about five years, Reagan told the story of the "Chicago welfare queen" who had 80 names, 30 addresses, 12 Social Security cards, and collected benefits for "four nonexisting deceased husbands," bilking the government out of "over $150,000." The real welfare recipient to whom Reagan referred was actually convicted for using two different aliases to collect $8,000. Reagan continued to use his version of the story even after the press pointed out the actual facts of the case to him." Washington Monthly
Gingrich Falsely Claims He Was Completely Exonerated In Ethics Investigtion: pThe 1997 House ethics investigation into then-Speaker Newt Gingrich has resurfaced on the campaign trail, but Gingrich told CNN’s Candy Crowley that all information relevant to the scandal was already public. Gingrich said the $300,000 penalty he was ordered to pay by the House Ethics Committee was a reimbursement for the cost of the investigation, [...]/p


Keith Olbermann Fan Page

 You have been hearing Newt mention in all of his useless speeches a man by the name of Saul Alinsky. Saul Alinsky was a community organizer. His organizing skills across the country in poor neighborhoods would receive great praise. That praise would then lead him to African American communities to improve their conditions as well. Saul was praised for his wo...rk and "often COMPARED" to Thomas Paine,... one of the Founding Fathers. (You know, "the founding fathers" the republicans often refer to in all of their speeches and hang their every word on) Newt likes to put Obama and now the Alinsky name all in one sentence, as if to suggest to it's audience, "a dirty combination." Code for Jew and black man. Newt never states the relationship many saw in Alinsky and Paine. Nope! He will distance himself from that end of it. He knows he can't succeed in his rhetoric if he were to mention Paine/Alinsky, in the same sentence. No way can he say one of our founding fathers names in the same sentence as Obama/Alinsky = Thomas Paine.....whom by the way also wrote the book on "common sense." Yes, Paine wrote the book on common sense....Newt must ignore that mans name. The audience must never know what good company Obama is in. The audience must go away thinking ugly, dirty, thoughts of the "Jew and the black man".......while avoiding how Thomas Paine fits into all of this as well. The man who wrote the book on Common Sense!! We (republicans) must keep our distance from common sense....

                                        because he has already proven himself to be a crook , a liar
                                          AND because he'll go to the highest bidder- look up his ethics trial!

                                         ME- NOW DO YOU GET IT??!!

                                          YOU ARE BEING PLAYED!
Tim Waters:
‎"The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty to revive in the nation the spirit of unity and cooperation. It will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life." - Adolph Hitler "My New World Order" - Proclamation to the German Nation, Berlin...
me- i'm not calling anyone a nazi- what i am saying is people use the same playbook to win. the nazis didn't invent this either- they used it though- to great effect.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Newt Gingrich: ‘Nothing Instills Work Ethic in Kids Better Than A Good-Old Fashioned Fear of Cave-Ins, Suffocation in a Deep Coal Seam’
Seconds Later, Gingrich Flipped Santorum Over His Shoulder
Romney campaign busing in Mormons from D.C. to make crowds. WOW.

Colbert gets conditional OK on campaign finance
Fun with federal election law
Is Stephen Colbert just kidding?
Newt Gingrich’s Tax Plan Gives Newt Gingrich A $540,000 Tax Break: pIn urging a reluctant Mitt Romney to finally release his tax returns, Newt Gingrich produced his own last night during the debate. His 2010 returns reveal an adjusted gross income of $3.1 million with an effective tax rate of almost 32 percent. That’s more than twice the rate that Romney said he pays — unless, [...]/p

Friday, January 20, 2012

Seniors for a Democratic Society
. "Enter Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn.). At the behest of the Roman Catholic Church, and unbeknownst to the Home, Santorum slipped an amendment into the 1999 National Defense Authorization Act handcuffing how the home could cash in on those 49 acres. The amendment forced the Home to sell—and not lease—the land to its next-door neighbor, the Catholic University of America.... Ultimately, the Catholic Church bought 46 acres of the tract for $22 million. The Home lost the land for good, and by its own estimates, pocketed $27 million less than the land's value and $83 million less than what it could've made under the lease plan. Santorum's amendment sparked an outcry from veterans' groups and fellow US senators, who barraged his office with complaints."
me- i posted a long article about this before- but this puts it even plainer!
A man is driving down a deserted stretch of highway

when he notices a sign out of the corner of his eye...

It reads:




He thinks this is a figment of his imagination and drives on without second thought.

Soon he sees another sign which reads:




Suddenly he begins to realize that these signs are for real and drives past a third sign saying:




His curiosity gets the best of him and he pulls into the drive. On the far side of the parking lot

is a stone building with a small sign next to the door reading:


He climbs the steps and rings the bell. The door is answered by a nun in a long black habit who asks,

'What may we do for you! my son?'

He answers, 'I saw your signs along the highway and was interested in possibly doing business....'

'Very well my son. Please follow me.' He is led through many winding passages and is soon quite disoriented.

The nun stops at a closed door and tells the man, 'Please knock on this door.'

He does so and another nun in a long habit, holding a tin cup answers the door.

This nun instructs, 'Please place $100 in the cup then go through the large wooden door at the end of the hallway.'

He puts $100 in the cup, eagerly trots down the hall and slips through the door pulling it shut behind him.

The door locks, and he finds himself back in the parking lot facing another sign:





Romney calls on Gingrich to release House Ethics report - The Hill's Ballot Box

My favorite chocolate raspberry truffle

Too cool a free treat for max from bruster's ice cream!!!

The Pagan Sphinx: Somewhat Surrealistic Sunday: I've been posting a lot of weird art lately, so as a visual antidote, I'd like to share with you some pleasing images by Serbian Dusanka P...

    yes, i know it's friday babies, but bad storms are on the way. stay home. stay warm with your best buddy!
Kentucky Gov. Cuts Education Funding While Preserving Tax Breaks For Biblically-Themed Amusement Park: pWhen Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) proposed his 2012-2013 budget this week, he admitted that it was “inadequate for the needs” of the state’s people. “We should be making substantial investments in our physical and intellectual infrastructure to bring transformational change to our state,” Beshear said. “This budget does not allow us to do enough [...]/p