Friday, December 19, 2014

 


I needed a sick day.
I slept most of the day. :(
I hope I'm not getting the flu.

Best wishes to all.



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sony hack: Attack threat leads Sony to cancel 'The Interview' release






When those who hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment then threatened a 9/11-type attack if 'The Interview' was released, major theater groups said they wouldn't show the film. Sony then canceled its Christmas Day release.




So effective immediately Hollywood will pitch all movie ideas to Kim Jong-Un! Sad.- justirish tweet









The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam





That awkward moment when Republicans are defending torture, and then start complaining about Cuba's human rights violations.- Top Conservative Cat









You Don't See This In The USA
Australians are showing solidarity with Muslims on Twitter, using the hashtag #illridewithyou in a preemptive bid to curb Islamophobia after a gunman demanded hostages inside a Sydney café display an Islamic flag.





BREAKING: Sony canceled the Christmas release of "The Interview". Lindsey Graham outraged, demands Obama invade North Korea immediately.- Top Conservative Cat









Meanwhile, Back To The USA Torturing People
A Top al Qaeda expert who remains in a senior position at the CIA was a key architect of the agency's defense of its detention and "enhanced interrogation" program for suspected terrorists, developing oft-repeated talking points that misrepresented and overstated its effectiveness, according to the Senate Intelligence Committee's report released last week.




I'll believe there's a War on Christmas when I see footage of Dick Cheney rectally feeding Santa Claus.- Rob Delaney tweet









WHY IS CUOMO BANNING FRACKING??? He’s denying New Yorkers the joy of flaming tap water!- LOLGOP









Republican Shenanigans





Well, I think every member of Congress deserves credit for the release of Alan Gross. If they impeached Obama, it never would've happened.- Top Conservative Cat








I would canvass door to door for Jeb Bush if his campaign slogan was 'Fool Me Three Times.'- John Fugelsang




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GOP: Obama is a weak ruthless dictator who hates free markets so much that he's trying to bring them to Cuba.- LOLGOP










Just When You Thought Fox Couldn't Go Any Lower. They Do.
Bill O'Reilly advised black Americans to wear t-shirts that say "Don't Get Pregnant At 14" and "Don't Abandon Your Children" during a segment with Martin Luther King Jr.'s son on Wednesday night.





The Cuban embargo would have started working suddenly in its 56th year, just like the Bush tax breaks.- LOLGOP




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Despite Russia's move to raise interest rates this week, the value of the ruble has continued to crash. Russia's economy is so bad, Edward Snowden had to put government secrets on Craigslist.- Jimmy Fallon










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Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ thereby guaranteeing blockbuster opening day sales whenever they want.- John Fugelsang









George W Bush's Old Company Loses Lawsuit
December 17th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) After more than nine years, the Administrative Disputes Tribunal has dismissed a lawsuit against Costa Rica brought by Texas oil firm, Harken Energy.

The company, which at the time was closely linked to former U.S. president, George W. Bush, had obtained a 1998 concession to search for crude off Costa Rica’s coast by purchasing the assets of a little known Louisiana-based company named MKJ Xploration....




That awkward moment when Obama forces Republicans to argue AGAINST Wall Street fat cats smoking Cuban cigars... - Top Conservative Cat








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Rising more than 3,000 feet above Yosemite Valley's floor, El Capitan is a favorite for experienced rock climbers.

Peace.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Obama: Isolating Cuba hasn't worked






President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced plans to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba and ease economic restrictions on the nation, an historic shift he called the end of an "outdated approach" to U.S.-Cuban relations.



Cuba gives conservatives another excellent chance to be furious about something most people will just see as progress.- LOLGOP









The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam





Prisoner Swap With Cuba
Cuba has released American aid worker Alan Gross after five years in prison, a U.S. official said on Wednesday amid reports of a prisoner exchange that heralds a major overhaul of U.S. policy toward Cuba.




We can have relations with China, Russia, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain... But Cuba is just too scary for us?- LOLGOP








Most Americans Are Pro-Torture! OMG.
A majority of Americans believe that the harsh interrogation tactics detailed in last week's Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's handling of prisoners after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were warranted, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds.










"My brother kept us safe." - Jeb Bush, who still hasn't been told about 9/11, anthrax, invading Iraq or a Wall St crash.








Republican Shenanigans





After hearing Jeb Bush was running for president, Justice Scalia promised him a victory. A 5-4 victory. -Top Conservative Cat


Obama Throws Monkey Wrench Into GOP Presidential Hopefuls
Leading Republicans reacted with outrage Wednesday over the Obama administration’s move to normalize relations with Cuba, with some casting it as appeasement and the product of blackmail by the communist Castro government.









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Cuba gives conservatives another excellent chance to be furious about something most people will just see as progress.- LOLGOP








Strange But True
A Texas plumber says he has no idea how his old company truck ended up in a jihadi photo from the front lines of the war in Syria produced by the militant group ISIS.




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If corporations really are people then polygamy is already legal.- John Fugelsang









Business/Tech News






Since Reaganomics took hold in 1980, most of our economic growth has gone to the richest Americans. which was exactly the point of Reaganomics. It was called Trickle Down but it should be known as Sucking Up.eclectablog.com/







NY Says NO To Fracking
New York governor Andrew Cuomo's administration said on Wednesday it will ban hydraulic fracturing in the state after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas production process poses health risks.






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Kayangan Lake, Philippines. I want to dive in there right now!


Peace.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jeb Bush Announces That He's Thinking About Running For President





Jeb Bush Will 'Actively Explore the Possibility of Running for President'
Jeb Bush announced this morning that he will "actively explore the possibility of running for president of the United States."

The former Florida governor, 61, said he made the decision over the Thanksgiving holiday in consultation with his family.





When has one of George H.W. Bush's kids trying to redeem their dad's legacy ever gone wrong?- LOLGOP







The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam




That awkward moment when Cheney says "we needed to torture to stop another 9/11" and Obama stopped torture and another 9/11 didn't happen.- Top Conservative Cat






Remember Ebola, The Disease Republicans Were Obsessed With Before The Election?
 Sierra Leone is planning a house-to-house search for hidden Ebola cases in the capital and surrounding areas, which currently account for more than half of the country's new infections.








"After more than 13 years, our combat mission in Afghanistan will be over. This month, America’s war in Afghanistan will come to a responsible end." —President Obama to our troops at Fort Dix








Sorry, Fox News, but comparing Elizabeth Warren to Ted Cruz is like comparing an intelligent human being to Ted Cruz.- Andy Borowitz




Republican Shenanigans



Jeb Bush: America's economy is almost recovered enough for another Bush to ruin it.- LOLGOP











We Should Be Afraid Of Dick Cheney!
Jon Stewart came away from The Daily Show on Monday with a greater appreciation for former Vice President Dick Cheney’s boss after watching Cheney’s interview with NBC host Chuck Todd.

“George W. Bush, thank you for not dying while you were in office,” Stewart said to the former president.





“Oh, it doesn’t matter who wins.” Well, in Florida the Democrat lost the race for governor by 66,000 votes. And if he’d won, 700,000 poor Floridians would have gotten health insurance under the Obamacare Medicaid expansion that Republican governors block. So, it would have mattered to them.  - Bill Maher







The last time the GOP won without a Bush on the ticket we got a Nixon. Before Nixon, Hoover. So you can see why they don't buy evolution.- LOLGOP




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During his weekly address, Pope Francis assured the crowd that all animals go to heaven. Then cats said, “Have you met us?”- Jimmy Fallon









NYC Police Attempt At Public Relations
New York's police union is showing its displeasure with Mayor Bill de Blasio and the head of the city council by starting a campaign to keep the two politicians away from funerals of fallen officers.




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The Justice Department ruled that Native American tribes are allowed to grow and sell marijuana on reservations. This decision was hailed as a victory by Native American leader Giggling Eagle.- Conan O'Brien



What Was Greenpeace Thinking?
Members of the environmental activist group Greenpeace face criminal and civil charges in Peru for leaving their own footprints on one of the country’s historical monuments while calling for lower carbon footprints...









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President Mitt McCain has halted all work on renewable energy, but we have built a one-trillion-dollar, coal-powered, electrified fence on the border to keep out the one Mexican who still wants to get here.- Bill Maher









What Is Congress Smoking?
Congress dealt a historic blow to the United States' decades-long war on drugs Saturday with the passage of the federal spending bill, which contains protections for medical marijuana and industrial hemp operations in states where they are legal.

The spending bill includes an amendment that prohibits the Department of Justice from using funds to go after state-legal medical cannabis programs. 





Homeland Security Czar Ted Cruz  has deported all 12 million illegals. So, now we have no fruit.  - Bill Maher




Lou Reed, Mick Jagger and David Bowie hanging out at Café Royale, 1973




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Maintenance on the Eiffel Tower, 1937.


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