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Legendary actress Lauren Bacall has passed away from a stroke. She was 89.
Robin Williams was found dead. He was 63.
Gun control advocate and former Reagan press secretary died Monday at the age of 73.
ZURICH - Blues musician Johnny Winter is dead at age 70, according to Zurich police. Although no foul…
Hollywood Reporter is breaking the the news that HBO Films is in talks with Jerry Weintraub to produce a new political film. Based on the book, Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi by Fred Burton and Sam Katz, the film is scheduled for debut 2015.
Yes, after the 2014 elections.
The book, published this month, has been billed as a heart-stopping narrative of the diplomatic mission’s efforts to fend off and escape a terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2012, which resulted in the death of four, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. Fire reveals the 12-hour ordeal confronted by Stevens, Sean Smith, his Diplomatic Security contingent and the CIA security specialists who raced to rescue them.
Lest you think HBO is breaking ground being the first to make a film about Benghazi, this came out after Thunder Road Pictures released their intentions to make a film based on the book, The Embassy House. A lot of people think this is a step in the right direction as far as telling the country (the world already knows; it’s our LIVs who don’t) what happened in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. Personally, I have my doubts that HBO will be even remotely unbiased in this attempt. It’s not like they have ever, ever, been biased before.
Full disclosure to those lurking here: I am female. Thus, I can freely speak about my gender.
Yesterday, a young friend of mine, a gal I used to babysit when she was but a baby, posted a photo of State Rep. Leticia Van de Putte (D) on her social site wall. She is a legal aide to the representative, and does a fine job for her. As for Ms. Van de Putte, I do not agree with her politics, but she strikes me as a nice lady. And she was there for our soldiers at Ft. Hood when Hasan decided to play jihad, killing 13 in what we normal, reasonable folk call an act of terrorism.
But sometimes, emotions make women look stupid.
She is an ardent supporter for women’s rights and has been very vocal on the issue of pro-choice. That’s her right, and her job as having been elected by her constituents to do so.
But where I come from, it is far, FAR more important to strengthen your argument, than raise your voice. And it seems to me that raising their voice is ALL these women, and some rather liberated men, can seem to do. I have said it once and I’ll say it again: I do not care where you stand on the issue of pro-abortion or pro-life. But I do care that wherever you stand, you make a point using facts and logic, and not using the timbre of the noise made by the chords in your throat.
Simply telling people that you will scream to be heard is stupid, and shows serious lack of intelligence. I understand that sometimes you need to be heard, but for fuck’s sake, be prepared to argue once you get their attention.
I seldom write about this, mostly because it’s a very divisive topic. But sometimes the stupid must be highlighted, even at the expense of pissing y’all off.
Texas House approves abortion restrictions in early-morning vote
And ZOMG!! The world ends!!
The measure would ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, require doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and limit abortions to surgical centers.
So, that gives women roughly four months (yes, I realize it’s five months, but most women don’t realize they are pregnant the first month or so) to decide if they wish to keep their
embryo fetus clump of cells baby, time to find a doctor who has access to a hospital bed for you in case something goes wrong, and give you a nice, secure, CLEAN AND STERILE place to have the “procedure” done. I do NOT care where you stand on this. I don’t. But this “War on Women” shit that the Left keeps waging has got to stop.
Why do I say the Left is waging it?
…opponents point out the bill would shut down 37 out of 42 abortion clinics in the state.
“If this passes, abortion would be virtually banned in the state of Texas, and many women could be forced to resort to dangerous and unsafe measures,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund and daughter of the late former Texas governor Ann Richards.
That would be the same Cecile Richards who terminated her first two pregnancies at a private hospital. The reason she didn’t terminate her third? She just “couldn’t go through the anguish again.” I am not kidding. But her actions aside, how does making sure that women get this procedure from a qualified doctor in a surgical center a bad thing?? How is THAT “dangerous and unsafe”??
Is this the fucking Twilight Zone?
But the best line?
“We are willing to have an attack on women in order to have someone’s political agenda achieved,” Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston, said in opposition to stopping debate on the bill. “It may be in the dark of night now … but the sun will shine on each and every one of us, and we will be held accountable.”
Yes, you freakin’ idiot. YOUR PARTY is the one attacking women. YOUR PARTY is pushing a political agenda. And YOUR PARTY will be held accountable for the destruction of so many. YOU will be exposed for the blatant shill you are.
Horrifically, the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Hospital Association and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists all sent letters asking them to vote no on this bill. I can only assume that Obamacare plays a part in their decision to decry the bill. Whatever the reason, I will no longer trust any doctor who is a member of either of these “associations”.
Because in this case, if it could save one child, then it’s a bad thing to promote.
Honestly, it seems like there’s an administration scandal each calendar day, with enough alphabet departments to make a thick soup.
I am reminded of his very own words when he delivered the Commencement speech at OSU:
Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.
I’m pretty sure he knew then the scandals would be breaking soon. Amazing how it takes leaks to make this the “Most Transparent Administration, EVAH!!”
So, which scandal do y’all think is the worst, and which is the worst transgression of our liberties?
Notice I never mention what they are protecting.
Memphis mayor says police union’s ‘danger’ billboards hurting city’s image
The billboards in question show a warning sign, telling people, “DANGER: Enter at your own risk; This city does not support public safety.”
Now, if I were to see that sign, I would think that there was no local law enforcement at all. But that is far from what’s really going on.
Mike Williams, the president of the MPA (Memphis Police Association), said the billboards are meant to target city leaders and are about protecting union’s jobs and benefits.
Apparently, the city had wanted to institute a 4.6% pay cut to its police force in order to avoid laying off any officers. But the MPA is just not happy about losing any of its benefits. If you think this is about public safety, think again.
“The mayor has the power to stop it, so if in fact he wants to stop it then he needs to do right by the city employees, and definitely the police officers in this city,” Williams said.
So in essence, it’s not about the people, or even keeping the officers employed. It’s extortion.
And here I thought that was illegal.
Or more accurately, cheering on Boston.
Never, ever ignore what the other hand is doing. Why couldn’t this guy be on his way to Congress??
At least when it comes to keeping your money.
Cypriot ministers rushed on Monday to revise a plan to seize money from bank deposits as part of an EU bailout, in an effort to ensure lawmakers supported it in a vote later in the day.
The weekend announcement that Cyprus would impose a tax on bank accounts as part of a 10 billion euro ($13 billion) bailout broke with previous practice that depositors’ savings were sacrosanct and sent a shiver across the bloc, causing the euro to tumble and stock markets to dive.
In case you are wondering why, it turns out that Cyprus is the Russian’s Switzerland as far as bank accounts go. Not only is the island a haven for gun running and drug dealing for the *ahem* Cyrillic Mafia, the wealthy use the Cypriot banks to facilitate their business. But in order to “tax” the wealthy Russians, the government has to tax every bank account to “make it seem fair”.
Needless to say, Vladimir Putin is very, very angry. Moscow was set to extend a 2.5€ billion loan to help the island in view of how Russians do use their banking system. Now, that extension may be jeopardized, and that can actually push the Cypriot parliament to “tax” the bank accounts.
It’s a viscous circle. Yes, viscous.
But hey, that can never happen here, right?
Why is Bin Laden’s son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith being charged in a US criminal court, but Anwar Al-Awlaki, an American citizen, not given the same due process, instead being blown up by a drone strike?
Is it Opposite Day? Did I not get the freakin’ memo??
I picked a hell of a time to quit drinking.
I never link to the NYT, so if you want to read the story, go to Drudge.
Kerry Announces $250 Million in U.S. Aid for Egypt
Seriously. what the SHIT?? Prez Obama promised that shithole ONE BILLION DOLLARS. This is the first disbursement. Meanwhile, in the Land of Reality I like to call the United States of America, he is implementing Sequestration.
The aid announced Sunday consists of two parts. One is a $190 million infusion for Egypt’s budget intended to address what Mr. Kerry said was the country’s “extreme needs.” That assistance has already been approved by Congress.
Mr. Kerry also pledged $60 million for the creation of a fund to support small businesses, which will provide “direct support to key engines of democratic change in Egypt, including Egypt’s entrepreneurs and its young people.”
“Extreme needs”?? What exactly is that? And supporting small businesses??
How about supporting OUR small businesses first? How about meeting the extreme needs of Americans still without a place of their own after Hurricane Sandy? How about meeting the extreme needs of people who have to work two jobs because their hours were cut due to the implementation of Obamacare? Or how about meeting the needs of those being furloughed during Sequestration???
We are essentially funding them to hate us. Well, fuck that on a stick with sauce. They can hate us for free.
And so it begins. Our esteamed (yes, I misspelled that on purpose, and it hurt) Secretary of State John “Effing” Kerry is now in Europe, trying to soothe ruffled feathers or something. Just their feathers, though. Not ours.
“People have sometimes wondered about why our Supreme Court allows one group or another to march in a parade even though it’s the most provocative thing in the world and they carry signs that are an insult to one group or another,” he added.
“The reason is, that’s freedom, freedom of speech. In American you have a right to be stupid -- if you want to be,” he said, prompting laughter. “And you have a right to be disconnected to somebody else if you want to be.
“And we tolerate it. We somehow make it through that. Now, I think that’s a virtue. I think that’s something worth fighting for,” he added. “The important thing is to have the tolerance to say, you know, you can have a different point of view.”
Yes, he did say “In American”. Now, coming from anyone else, I wouldn’t be bothered. He’s right: you do have a right to be stupid. But this is the same guy who said, “You know, education -- if you make the most of it -- you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq,” which implied that if you’re not educated, you go into the military. And as y’all know, HE SERVED IN VIETNAM!!!ELEVENTY111!!!! He defends the right to be stupid, because without the stupid vote, we wouldn’t have Obama, or him as Sec State.
If he is out to make Prez Obama look good, he is not doing a good job of it.