Archive for March, 2010

The Willamette Week Sucks

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

I suppose you noticed the cover of the Willamette Week.  It’s shortened on the webpage down to this.  A Rhesus Monkey in a cage, the cover story leading you to an interview with OHSU researchers defending their Animal Researchers.

And the line: “This Monkey Died For You”.

Move forward in the introduction to the interview snippets and you get this.

Whichever side of the debate you stand on, the facts on the ground in Hillsboro are these. The vast majority of the center’s primates are rhesus macaques roaming in open enclosures or outdoor pens with other monkeys. OHSU does not track the number of monkeys that have died in its experiments. (But, for the record, the monkey in the photo above is still alive.)

I suppose I should be glad the monkey is still alive — maybe? (“We report; you decide”), but for the love of baby Jesus — why was I misinformed above the current state of being of a research monkey?

topical spam relating to current happenings at the RNC

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

I noticed this comment swirling in my comments section.

hot chicks making out is great! I love to watch

While I would ordinarily assume such a thing is spam which somehow filtered out of the spam filter, there is this odd chance that it’s referring to the current RNC Expense Report.  It was rather oddly inserted nonchalantly into a story, either burying the lead or having a more reasonable sense of the lead as against the public’s more prurient interests.  (The paragraph in the story which sparked the whip-lash “Hey Now!”)

Once on the ground, FEC filings suggest, Steele travels in style. A February RNC trip to California, for example, included a $9,099 stop at the Beverly Hills Hotel, $6,596 dropped at the nearby Four Seasons, and $1,620.71 spent [update: the amount is actually $1,946.25] at Voyeur West Hollywood, a bondage-themed nightclub featuring topless women dancers imitating lesbian sex.

David Frum on who works for who

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

“Republicans originally thought that Fox [News] worked for us, and now we are discovering we work for Fox.” — David Frum, in his recent antsy piece against his political party.

Observation.

Mike Huckabee was hired by Fox News to do a program.
Sarah Palin was hired by Fox News to do some commentary.
Newt Gingrich was hired by Fox News to do some commentary.  (I tend to think this is a money making and spotlight keeping scam, but whatever.)

Right there, three of the supposed Republican 2012 presidential contenders are employed by Fox News.

I might be hallucinating, but I swear Mitt Romney is or was on the Fox News payroll too.  But I can’t find such a thing for certain.

and a flux capacitor

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

There is a movie out there that looks and is supposed to be really bad.  Something called “Hot Tub Time Machine”, which is high concept in the manner that the title says the premise.  I wouldn’t mention it in relation to anything, and would allow it to slip out of view with nary a thought– Ebert gives it his thumb up, if that matters — except that it apparently plays some inevitable homage to Back to the Future. 

Marty McFly plays “Johnny B Goode” in 1955.  These guys play The Black Eyed Peas’s “Let’s Get It Started” in 1986.  Someone will have to clue me in if the cousin of “Will I Am” (quick wikipedia search shows his name is William James Adams, Jr) calls up his cousin saying something about “New Sound you’re looking for.”

Which would get too close to the Simpsons Nirvana parody.  (and so goes the phrase: etc.)

… Then again, I always liked South Parks’s “Wacky World of 1996″ from 1999, as a parody of the tendency to cram these ahistorical references for use of a punchline.  Yes, watching the trailer for “Hot Tub Time Machine”, I see the teenager in that act with a girl in 1986.

Worth mentioning that if Back to the Future were made today, Marty McFly would be travelling back to the year 1980.  Now recreate the movie in your head from that reshuffled time sequences.  You’re getting a little loopy there, aren’t you?

about that Nobel…

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

The weekly meeting of war protesters, every Friday, went on without a hitch.  There were eight people.  The man with the bullhorn shouted, “US Out of Afghanistan.  Can we do it?”  The seven peoples behind him responded in unison, “Yes We Can”.  Message made clear, I gather.

I thought about the matter of Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize yesterday.  I guess the key line in the presentation speech and award citations came to the forefront yesterday.

The vision of a world free from nuclear weapons has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Under Obama’s leadership, the U.N. Security Council gave its unanimous support to the vision of a world without nuclear weapons. The new administration in Washington has reconsidered the deployment in Eastern Europe of the planned anti-missile defences and is instead looking at other multilateral options to secure the region. This has contributed to an improved atmosphere in the negotiations on strategic nuclear weapons between the U.S.A. and the Russian Federation. A new agreement between them will, we hope, soon be on the table.

We can see how the vision of a world without nuclear weapons is encouraging even the smaller nuclear powers to make cuts. And we can certainly not prevent the spread of nuclear arms to new countries unless the established nuclear powers meet their obligations. That was the clear premise underlying the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and it still applies today. The important Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference is being held next year. Either the nuclear powers will clearly signal their willingness to disarm, or the conference may prove a fiasco, with the danger of a new arms race. President Obama has sent his signal.

So we get this.

On a Friday that began in Washington with a triumphant presidential news conference about the conclusion of arms talks with Russia, Moscow seemed to have its mind on other things.

President Dmitri A. Medvedev was in Sochi, scolding Olympic trainers over their athletes’ dismal showing in Vancouver. Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin gave a speech on the dangers posed by spring flooding. The highest-ranking Russian official to address reporters about the treaty was Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov, who hastily gathered the press at dinnertime in a tiny ministry conference room.

Mr. Lavrov called the agreement “real progress” in the relationship between Russia and the United States, but added that Russia could pull out if it concluded that the American missile defense plans had compromised its nuclear deterrent. Indeed, unease over missile defense was seeping into commentary even as officials hailed a mutual success.

Mikhail V. Margelov, the chairman of the foreign affairs committee in the upper house of Russia’s Parliament, said the document was “neither a Russian gift to America nor an American gift to Russia.” He acknowledged that the reception had been quiet, saying that was because negotiators were focused on finishing the job.

Well, it’s more than had been done when he was awarded the Nobel, I suppose.

The Detroit News versus the CNA of the DPRL

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Okay.  Wait.  Is this a suggestion of Strong Armed Tactics from the notorious Hitlerite, Nancy Pelosi?

Political P.S.: Following the spirited ceremony organized by Protocol Director Matthew Goudeau, he was approached by a man handing out flyers.
This petitioner introduced himself as Summer Shields, a Democratic candidate for the Eighth Congressional District, which has long been controlled by Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Considering that Pelosi took over that very seat from the Burton dynasty, Goudeau wisely advised the would-be candidate: “I’d be careful who you hand that flyer to in this crowd.”

From one former political opponent on the ballot — Cindy Sheehan — to another one — Summer Shields, a suggestion of trolling for … support?
gkgeger on March 24th, 2010 10:38 am
Our government & representatives DO NOT work for the people of the US. They instead work for Wall Street Financial interests & shareholders. The purpose & job of our government is to care for and govern the people. It’s job is NOT to care for & govern Wall Street. Our governments job is to Govern. NOT MAKE MONEY! We MUST return our government back to the people and we must support leadership that will take us there. Please support LaRouche. LaRouchePac.comm

annoying4fun on March 24th, 2010 7:45 am
you are right about everything until you get to La Rouche.

gkgreger on March 24th, 2010 6:47 am
You agree with my ideas. Most of my ideas come from LaRouche. I give them to you and you agree. But then you disagree with Larouche? Most people in society are afraid to support leaders that would dare to disagree with the ruling class. It’s dangerous. You might be punished. Most people are afraid to go against popular opinion & just go along to get along. It’s safe. Rise up above your earthly fears & seek to live with the truth. YouTube: LPACTV Audio Preview, The LaRouche Plan

I suppose one could explain how the ideas he “picked up from larouche” are better found elsewhere, keeping your ideals better in tact.  I don’t know the implications of “rising above your earthly fears“.  That train in the guise of this person seems to devolve over this direction, actually.

LaRouche charged that N.M. Rothschild & Sons and its Inter-Alpha Group partners, including The Royal Bank of Scotland, ING, and Spanish giant Banco Santander are bankrupt, and stuffed with fraudulent assets, to prop up the value of which they are looting Brazil through a carry trade which last year netted them average returns of 25 per cent—paid out of the hides of the Brazilian people—in the same way the same gang, and for the same reason, coordinated the brutal looting of post-Soviet Russia in the 1990s through privatisation, which gutted Russia’s industrial base and reduced its population by millions.

And on around into this curious debate.  (Or is it here?)  Here we go from Larouche and Kesha Rogers against the Marxists, to Ron Paul and Peter Schiff as the Only Honest folks to… Paul Harvey against the Jewish Media???

SCLARK2112 March 20th, 2010 at 10:09 am
Both parties are 100% RESPONSIBLE for the DECLINE and FALL of America. Throw the BUMS OUT NOW
!Bush and Obama should both have been IMPEACHED. While it’s too late to IMPEACH Bush, we still have time to IMPEACH the Marxist Obama and there is a movement underway to do just that. Google KESHA ROGERS TEXAS.

hyylo  March 20th, 2010 at 10:12 am
Ron Paul is the only honest person in congress.
Peter Schiff is also honest.

gustafus21 March 20th, 2010 at 12:26 pm Paul Harvey is the only person who explained this for me…
If 14 trillion dollars vanished from the economy… the government can inject 14 trillion into the economy in the form of targeted relief … before we get inflation.
NOBODY wants us to know this… because the gangsters of business want it both ways
.they want the bailouts… if the money goes to healthcare – they grab the megaphones of Jewish media and yell INFLATION!!

I give up.
Okay.  Interlude to think up campaign ads for the trio of Summer Shields, Kesha Rogers (another story from an Israeli publication of the local party’s disowning of her), and Rachel Brown.  Maybe a jingle will do?  Something up-beat and up-tempo, like this?

The campaigns continue, as we try to figure out what media they’re campaigning on.  We know the good old Jack Stockwell program, seen in the links down here.  Apparently Harley Schlanger made an appearance on behalf of Kesha Rogers here
Listen if you must.  I’m curious to fact-check this release.

Very similar reports from LaRouche Political Action Committee organizers in two very different regions of the U.S. indicate the new phase of the mass strike now opened by Congress’s capitulation to Obama’s Nazi health care bill. LaRouche PAC organizers on the streets of a northern New Jersey town, and in front of a Post Office in a town just south of Detroit, Michigan were swamped yesterday, all day, throughout the day, by angry Americans, looking for leadership, and ready to act.

In Michigan, LaRouche PAC impeachment signs in front of the post office, calling on people to pull over to help stop Obama, had people standing in line, often 5-6 at a time, waiting to talk to organizers, and/or sign up and contribute. Most of the people coming around did not come to the post office, but came to talk to our organizers. People continued to line up after the post office was closed. Organizers asked people: “Do you want to get Hitler out of the White House?”, and told them “There is no one else but LaRouche who is saying that this Obama and his health care are fascist.” Democrats and Republicans alike were furious, considered the health bill unconstitutional, agreed that the Republican Party hadn’t done a damn thing that worked to stop the bill, and wanted to join us in fighting.

It was the same in New Jersey, where a LaRouche PAC table turned into a constant mini-rally throughout the day, with people crowded around, talking to organizers, calling others on the cell phones to tell them to come over, too.

In other news.

No, let’s ponder the stories for a minute.  Why, these were reported in the mainstream media as well.
“This is nothing but hateful,” one woman said to the two representatives, a man and a woman manning the literature table. “You are just inciting anger!”
The two said nothing in response. When a reporter asked for comment, the woman referred the reporter to PAC headquarters.
Margaret Betts of Birmingham was so rankled by the posters, she went home to get her camera and returned to document the scene for her blog: birminghammarge.blogspot.com.
“I’m just a senior citizen, but I find this highly offensive,” she said. “Just seeing the picture of our president with a Nazi mustache absolutely disgusts me. I told them they should be ashamed of themselves.”
Pretty soon a Birmingham police officer, Cpl. Jerry Hall showed up. He said residents had “tweeted” the police department with complaints about the malicious nature of the posters. “As much as people may not like their lovely literature,” Hall said, “they have a right to be here. I’m trying to quell people’s suspicions that they shouldn’t or couldn’t be there. They are protected by free speech.”
But for many, comparing our president with the man responsible for the extermination of six million Jews was reprehensible. After talking with the two LaRouche representatives, Birmingham resident Greg Thrasher said was enraged.
“I wish I had the courage to toss their table over,” he said. “Then I got into an argument with a couple of residents who signed their petition. They were saying how they felt Obama was socialist. About five minutes into the chat, the words ‘you people’ and ‘n—–‘ finally emerged. Rather than coming together, we’re yelling nasty insults at each other. I guess that’s where we still are in 2010.”

No.  Seriously.  Then again:

Although Obama’s overall attitude and behavior have grown no less arrogant, even as his approval ratings sink lower with each daily poll, what has grown is his fixation and his terror, every time Lyndon LaRouche opens his mouth, a fact that has led a number of Washington insiders to comment that the only thing Obama seems to fear is LaRouche.

The line is that every mention of extremists from the Democratic Party will be shown as a sign of this obsession.  Just as well.  Supposedly the tenor in Larouche headquarters is getting a little weirder.

We can’t tell you who, or why or where, but there is a document circulating which is very disturbing to read as well as funny. Disturbing because it seems to indicate that as Lyn nears a funeral, the deadenders and LYMsters are hallucinating about Lyn to the point that it could be seen as a severe sickness by those who study cults and hillarious by us who know this cult. The mechanism which is taking place is very similar to what Chator has reported in that members of the cult see Lyn in virtually any article, media or web source and will prove to themselves that there are secret messages written or said where the real point of the piece Lyn! This often takes the shape of someone wishing to be the first to find hidden messages or to indicate that the whole point of the article is to stop the universe from turningto Lyn to be saved.

I think some things are cyclical here, but maybe there is some item in the find cycle, that the essence gets distilled, fluff is thrown out of the personality cult and the name is simply chanted in unison.  I suppose it’s true the cult is not falling apart (never knew what the metrics for such an idea would be anyway), but Phase Shifts are always possible.

[Pause].

And Keep your eye on this program on Jeremiah Duggan.
I was meaning to revisit the history of the figure of “European”, but it doesn’t seem worthwhile.  Maybe I’ll post it in the comments here over the next week.

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“Bush Knew” has a specific meaning. Don’t misuse the expression.

Friday, March 26th, 2010

In my humble opinion, The Oregonian managed to mis-headline a letter.

Bush Knew has a specific meaning.  Type “Bush Knew” into google and it comes out “9/11″.  Weirdly enough, there are two non 9/11 specific items on the first page, and one of them correlates to the letter by Dennis Kenny of Southwest Portland — Iraq, Saddam, Weapons of Mass Destruction.  The other, oddly enough, has nothing to do with War and Peace — “1 Billion Dollar Student Loan Boondoggle”.

Actually, it’s interesting to go through what “Bush Knew”, according to the google search.  #1, and this dominates the search.:  Bush Knew about 9/11.  #2:  Bush Knew about WMD.  #3:  Bush Knew about Student Loan malfeasance.  #4:  Bush knew about how bad Katrina would be.  #5:  Bush Knew Names of Irishmen.  It gets more obscure after that.

When I’ve seen graffiti years ago, around about 2002 — saying “Bush Knew”, I knew what it meant — it was a political comment from a 9/11 Truther.  It just has an affixed meaning in my head now, such that I cannot abide by an Oregonian headline writer in the Letters section affixing a letter with “Bush Knew” to a letter saying Bush Knew about something entirely different.

In case you’re curious and as an aside, a search of what “Obama Knew” reveals no particular and specific item.  It is headlined by a website entitled “Obama Knew” which is a conspiratorial website that hinges Obama as the source of all that is bad and evil.

Also interesting in the same letters column, worthy of note.

Feeling rebellious
Democracy died and cannot seem to be revived. The monarchies (oligarchies) are back and behaving just as badly as before the two revolutions (American and French) that were supposed to change all that.

We may as well write in Mickey Mouse on our ballots, for all that our votes are worth. However, I absolutely will not vote for anyone in office now, and I would heartily support a revolution against this travesty of a government.

Perhaps that will come in the form of independent candidates.

KAREN ALEXANDER-BROWN
Hillsboro
 

Yeah, you go do that.