Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to the best fans in the world!

Thanksgiving morning in Costa Rica. The cows broke through the fence and were eating the plants.
Luna was furious!

My landlord's dog is taking control of the situation.

My landlord's hombre scares the rest of the cows away!

REMEMBER: If the Native Americans could have a peaceful Thanksgiving with some undocumented immigrants, your family should be fine. - LOLGOP

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who still thinks it's safe to mix Tryptophan, alcohol & relatives.- John Fugelsang

Grateful that 10.3 million Americans have gained health insurance this year and that only 18% of them are named Duggar.- LOLGOP

Parades are always a cheerful reminder that television and the internet have not always existed.- LOLGOP

Pro-Thanks, pro-giving. - John Fugelsang

A replica of the Mayflower sails into New York Harbor November, 1957.

Best wishes to all for a peaceful Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

More than 170 U.S. cities protest Ferguson decision Tuesday

More than 170 U.S. cities protest Ferguson decision Tuesday
A day after St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced there would be no criminal charges against Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, there were protests in more than 170 U.S. cities.

When black folks destroy property in protest they're rioting thugs; when white folks do it it's a Boston Tea Party & gets taught in school. - John Fugelsang

I like when the media asks disenfranchised people pushed to the point of rioting why they'd ever want to riot like this. - John Fugelsang

Meanwhile, Ebola Is Spreading
The death toll in the world's worst Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,689 out of 15,935 cases reported in eight countries by the end of Nov. 23, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

How to Tell Your Right-Wing Uncle the Wrong Address of Your Thanksgiving Dinner. - LOLGOP

Over The River And Through The Woods To Another Nor'easter Thanksgiving
A holiday storm system played havoc Wednesday with the Thanksgiving travel plans of tens of millions of people — wiping out hundreds of flights in the Northeast, dumping rain on busy roads and threatening more than a foot of snow in some places.

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Justice Ginsberg Had Heart Surgery
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, underwent a heart procedure Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court announced.

Justice Ginsburg “experienced discomfort during routine exercise” Tuesday night and was taken to the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the court said in a statement.

People on the right only use the word "thug" to describe black men who've done something heinous like shoplifting or being elected president. - LOLGOP

Russia And China Poke US In The Eye
New violent protests triggered by a grand jury decision not to indict a police officer who killed a black teenager in Ferguson have prompted Russia and China to criticize the US for human rights issues and racial discrimination in the country.

So How Are Those Background Checks For Guns Going?
More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system - 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.

More net jobs have been created under Obama than both Bushes & other facts that'll turn your Thanksgiving into bedlam. - LOLGOP

Now The Police Fear Bananas. 
 A man is facing a felony menacing charge after two western Colorado sheriff's deputies say he pointed a banana at them and they thought it was a gun.


Thank you for your patience and for stopping by. My Internet cable company has been working on the lines and my access was limited today. That is why I have a such a short post today, but I wanted to post something!


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The Costa Rican Variable Harlequin Toad (Atelopus varius), also known as the clown frog.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Michael Brown's Mother: 'They Still Don't Care--They Ain't Never Gon' Care'

Part of Michael Brown's mother Lesley McSpadden's reaction to the news that a St. Louis County grand jury would not indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for shooting her son Michael Brown was caught on tape.

Missouri should change it's name to Misery, a more accurate description of a state that released this information late at night. Can the US Justice Dept. charge the state of Missouri with inciting a riot?

"In too many parts of this country, a deep distrust exists between law enforcement and communities of color.” - President Barack Obama

The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam

I'm not shocked by those defending Wilson. Its easier to defend the cop than it is to admit that racial bias & systemic racism exists.- Elon James White tweet

Don Lemon Gets Schooled By Jesse Jackson
CNN host Don Lemon was perplexed by the violence that erupted in Ferguson after the St. Louis County grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, and turned to Rev. Jesse Jackson for an explanation.

Republican Shenanigans

Conservatives seem to think the media can cause unrest. I guess their proof is that Fox News created the Tea Party.- LOLGOP

POLL: No Government Shutdown
Americans are evenly divided as to whether President Barack Obama should act unilaterally to reshape the immigration system but they broadly oppose a government shutdown as a way to stop him, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

By a 68 to 25 percent margin, voters don't want Congress to shut down "major activities of the federal government" in order to thwart Obama's executive actions on immigration.

A black policeman protects a KKK member, as protesters were closing in on them in at a rally in Austin, Texas, 1983.

When have the authorities in Ferguson ever give us any reason not to be 100% confident in their judgement?- LOLGOP

Wilson Sounds Like A Weenie
Wilson, who testified that he is 6'4 and around 210 lbs, told the grand jury that when he tried to grab Brown, "the only way to describe it is that I felt like a five-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan." At one point, he expressed concern that Brown could have possibly killed him with a punch to the face.

This Is Black People Feel The Way They Do After Hundreds of Years Of Mistreatment

Hotel owner James Brock pouring acid in the pool while black people swim in it, 1964

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Can Cops Legally Shoot People?
 A Missouri grand jury's decision to spare police officer Darren Wilson from criminal charges is the latest in a long line of police shooting investigations that show the latitude afforded law enforcement in using deadly force.

The guys who warn about 2nd amendment solutions when you try to get them health care seem oddly ok with the state shooting certain men dead.- LOLGOP

Britain and Police Shootings
In 2012, according to data compiled by the FBI, 410 Americans were “justifiably” killed by police—409 with guns. That figure may well be an underestimate. Not only is it limited to the number of people who were shot while committing a crime, but also, amazingly, reporting the data is voluntary.

Last year, in total, British police officers actually fired their weapons three times. The number of people fatally shot was zero. In 2012 the figure was just one. Even after adjusting for the smaller size of Britain’s population, British citizens are around 100 times less likely to be shot by a police officer than Americans. Between 2010 and 2014 the police force of one small American city, Albuquerque in New Mexico, shot and killed 23 civilians; seven times more than the number of Brits killed by all of England and Wales’s 43 forces during the same period.

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It seems as if all you have to do to make some conservatives trust the government is shoot an unarmed black teenager.- LOLGOP

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Good thing we have the GOP to focus on the big stuff. Taking insurance, war with Iran, the 9th Benghazi report & how you celebrate Christmas. - LOLGOP

OPEC Says No To High Oil Prices
 Impromptu talks between Saudi Arabia, fellow OPEC member Venezuela and oil powers Russia and Mexico yielded no agreement on Tuesday on how to address a growing oil glut, ending without any plan to cut output despite a collapse in prices.



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Sea Cliffs - Normandy, France.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Has Congress' 11% approval rating increased since the election?

Costa Rica has been without a U.S. ambassador for a year and a half, but it doesn’t look like Stafford Fitzgerald Haney – whom President Barack Obama nominated for the job back in July – will be relocating to San JosĂ© anytime soon.

I'm tired of battle lines being drawn. Why can't we just come together for once and let gun deaths continue unabated?- Top Conservative Cat

The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam

Lithuania To Help Ukraine
 Lithuania is to provide Ukraine with some military aid to help in its fight against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday.

Pretty good week for my fantasy political football team. I started Rudy Giuliani at racist commenter and benched Benghazi.- LOLGOP

Begone Benghazi !
The CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a Republican-controlled House committee has found. Its report concluded that there was no wrongdoing by Obama administration officials.

The Benghazi coverup is so huge it has even ensnared those who made up the Benghazi scandal.- LOLGOP

Hagel Gets The Boot From Obama
In the first major cabinet shakeup since Democrats suffered a drubbing in this year's midterms, Chuck Hagel will reportedly step down as Defense Secretary.

The New York Times reported that President Obama asked Hagel to step down from his post last Friday

Republican Shenanigans

UTAH: Kill Em With Bullets!
Utah would restore the practice of killing condemned inmates by firing squad under a bill advancing in the state legislature, amid growing nationwide concerns about botched executions using the more common method of lethal injection.

Ted Cruz to shut down the government if Obama won't execute the turkey :(  -  LOLGOP

This Is What Happens When A Dummy Waves A Gun
St. Louis police were investigating an incident in which a woman waving a gun inside a vehicle and saying she was "ready for Ferguson" apparently shot herself in the head by accident, CNN reported Sunday.

Still stunned that the guys who are wrong about marriage, climate change, trickle down economics and evolution were wrong about #Benghazi#. - LOLGOP

Deja Vu Impeachment
The Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX) admitted on Face The Nation that the lawsuits filed by Republicans are about setting up the impeachment of President Obama.

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#TexasUSHistory If you try really hard you can scrape Roosevelt off of a dime.- John Fugelsang

Obama Is Giving Away Free Medals!!!!
President Barack Obama is presenting the nation's highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants and others.

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Well I was wrong. As of today it is in fact possible to watch FOX News for an hour and not hear the word 'Benghazi.'- John Fugelsang

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"President Obama has pledged $3 billion to aid poor nations. All of that $3 billion is going to the United States." –Conan O'Brien

The family of reggae superstar Bob Marley, whose public embrace of marijuana made him synonymous with cannabis culture, has joined a private equity firm to launch the first global consumer marijuana brand.

"Pope Francis announced that next year he is coming to the United States, or as Fox News is reporting it, 'Obama lets in yet another guy from South America.'" –Conan O'Brien



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The Blue-footed Booby, The Galápagos Islands