today’s wedgie can be construed as a sexual assault

Vice President Joe Biden was dispatched to the University of Illinois Thursday to speak to students about the “It’s On Us” campaign, launched by the White House in Sept. 2014 to bring awareness to sexual assault on college campuses…

I hope there’s a slogan for this


…Obama told about 200 activists from Organizing for Action — the reincarnation of the presidential campaign that fought for “change we can believe in.”

“You don’t make change through slogans,” he said. “You don’t make change through ignoring realities.”

making Indian faces

Think about this: A member of the legendary, badass Navajo Nation almost broke into tears over feather placement and jokes in an Adam Sandler comedy. That kind of makes me want to cry…


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Pinal Apaches looked out across a barren plain
bodies tired and hungry, their hearts in pain
Not one single buffalo could they see
How would they feed their clan and family …

Buffalos had been killed off by the white man
All had become just a barren waste land …
Apaches started taking rancher’s cattle over time
So they were accused of a cattle rustling crime

White soldiers followed the cattle herd’s tracks
and started making plans for a sneak attack
They made their attack in the early morning light
Fifty Apaches died in the first fire fight

Apaches were outnumbered by the white man
with no arrows left, they could not make a stand
Many were badly wounded as they fled
Running fast as their poor hearts bled

With no where to run but a towering cliff edge
Apaches were trapped there on the cliff’s ledge
Rather than suffer defeat by the white man
Apache warriors would die by their own hand …

Their brave hearts did not wait nor hesitate
As they bravely jumped to meet their fate
Apache women stood with gasped breath
Watching their men plunge to their death

A voice whispered from the sky …
I should not have made those cliffs so high
Great Spirit watched in sorrow from the skies
as tears fell from the Apache women’s eyes …

Forever remembered in our history’s past
these Apache Warriors were among the last
Although those brave Warriors are gone
In Apache hearts their fighting spirit lives on …

For a moon their women barely slept
as their poor grieving hearts wept …
Great Spirit could see the pain they bore
as their tears fell across that canyon floor

He was so touched by tears and grief so sincere
He made beautiful stones from each sad tear
Great Spirit reached down a kind hand
and created Obsidian stone from sand

There’s an old legend that’s still told …
If an Apache tear stone is yours to hold
Your heart’s spirit will never cry again
For the Apache women wept for all our pain

the list

Loretta Lynch was confirmed by the Senate as the next Attorney General, 56-43,
with the yes votes of ten Republicans.


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Cultural ref

“What difference, at this point, does it make !?!”

what difference, in the future, will it make?

You’ve heard about Peter Schweizer’s new book [due out in May] “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich”?

It’s already forced a response out of the H> Campaign:

”right-wing attacks” … “ backed by a Koch Brothers” … “coordinated Republican strategy” … “distractions and attacks” …

So….. boilerplate bullshiite.

Now the NYT [yes! The New York Times] has a nice loooong article exploring just those questions: the pantloads of cash that flowed into the Bill, H>, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation [guessing they included Chelsea once she became of age to address the Death Tax thang]; the buttloads of cash that flowed to Bill as “speechifying pay”; and the …interesting coincidence of those contributing the piles of cash having good and great fortune in their business dealings.

The NYT piece mentions the special ethical challenges faced by the Clinton Foundation.

Which include Wyoming uranium deposits — a US strategic resource, therefore subject to the approval of State Dept.— Canadian mining industry men, major Clinton Foundation donors [$2.35 million], who financed a company that would become known as Uranium One and sold it to the Russians *coughsky*PootyPoot*coughsky*. Also Bill got $half-a-mil to ‘speak’ in Moscow.

Oh, and those ‘donations’ weren’t disclosed. To anyone. As $40m++ Foundation income. As personal income.

What proof of bad action do we have — or what evidence proving innocence? Let’s go back and check her official records and emails… oh, wait.

NYT: Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation as Russians Pressed for Control of Uranium Company

There’s more — much more. Like this timeline.

Oh! My…

refiling at least a href=http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/23/us-usa-election-clinton-taxes-exclusive-idUSKBN0NE0CA20150423″” target=”_blank” title=”">five annual tax returns after a Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from governments, and said they may audit other Clinton Foundation returns in case of other errors.

The charities’ errors generally take the form of under-reporting or over-reporting, by millions of dollars, donations from foreign governments, or in other instances omitting to break out government donations entirely when reporting revenue, the charities confirmed…

…the foundation has not ruled out extending the review to tax returns extending back 15 or so years …

…Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)…

Why is she running?

No, I mean: Why is she really running?*


~ Season 5: Episode 2 — FaceBook recap ~

My personal view is simple:
to avoid prison.
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* Cultural ref

You knowww …

(What? Oh, just updated an old PShop that was too much fun to let molder away down in a comment.)

Forgot about this cultural ref

There’s another possible reason:
to make the rest of the (D) candidates look honest, responsible, and competent by comparison.
They can throw H> to the wolves, then pat each other on the back for having valiantly dispatched an ogre.

today’s celebrity hee haw


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ToDaZeD CA *facepalm*

and preposterous faux erudition

.Gov Jerry Brown tweeted this:


“Out here, you never know what you’ll run into. #Anne’sNotFondOfRattlesnakes.”

[Anne is his WifeyPoo]

When asked if the snake was dead, Brown’s spokesweasel replied, “res ipsa loquitur.” A phrase that sounds learnéd and erudite but is actually used in tort law used by ambulance chasers slip ’n’ fall Personal Injury Lawyahz.

All I can say is that if that snake is alive, he’ll soon be promoted to lead his fellows in the CA legislature.

He may anyway.

ToDaZeD Ash Olé

and the Unsaid Preconception of The Day

You remember back thru the mists of bs time the whole Beergate, The Police Believed Stupidly kerfluffle? and the Professssor in question, Henry Louis Gates Jr? [“PBS and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates”]

Yeah…

Well, he got a TV show, about tracing Roots which celebraateees are pleased to go on and be told about their ancestry thru DNA tests, record searches, etc.

Speaking of behaving stupidly, Ben Affwack went on that show and was abashed, disconcerted and humiliated to discover he had a slave-owning ancestor.

Wikileaks got hold of the emails from the show in the ginormous pile it ….liberated from Sony.

Predictably…

[email from Gates to (Sony Pictures co-chairman and chief executive Michael) Lynton]

“Here’s my dilemma: confidentially, for the first time, one of our guests has asked us to edit out something about one of his ancestors — the fact that he owned slaves. Now, four or five of our guests this season descend from slave owners, including Ken Burns [and Andy Cooper]. We’ve never had anyone ever try to censor or edit what we found. He’s a megastar. What do we do?” …”I think he is getting very bad advice”

What did he respond?

“I would take it out if no one knows, but if it gets out that you are editing the material based on this kind of sensitivity then it gets tricky. Again, all things being equal I would definitely take it out,” Lynton wrote

oopsie.

[Gates] “[if the public learned of it] It would embarrass him and compromise our integrity. I think he is getting very bad advice” … “Once we open the door to censorship, we lose control of the brand.”

So, what did they do?

“we decided to go with the story we used about his fascinating ancestor who became on occultist following the Civil War. This guy’s story was totally unusual: we had never discovered someone like him before,” … and Affleck’s mother, who was a “freedom rider” in 1964.

wow. come for the schadenfreude, stay for the ignorance.

Because of Course — according to Proggie Logyk — you bear all responsibility for everything all people did before you were born. Cuz everything in all of History is all about YOUUUUU.

Right?

Also, the only slavery that really counts is the 89 years that happened in the US. Not that throughout thousands of years of Human History. Not that which was practiced on this continent by those here before Euro-Americans. Not that currently being practiced all over the world. Not that currently being practiced in the US but re-named “Human Trafficking.”

The only slavery that matters is that practiced by Ben Affwack’s ancestors.

Speaking of taking bad advice…

After being caught out, Affwack apologized … on F/B

Not for the kids.

…or anyone with a low gag reflex

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Director KEVIN SMITH is disturbed by BEN AFFLECK’s habit of resting his scrotum on the back of people’s necks between film shoots.

The Hollywood director was horrified during the filming of the 2004 movie JERSEY GIRL, because Affleck pulled his favourite prank, Fruit Basket, with disturbing regularity.

Smith tells MAXIM, “I’d be sitting in the director’s chair and I’d be watching a playback, and he’d stand behind me. Every once in a while I’d feel something on my neck. I’d be like, ‘What the f**k was that?’

“I’d turn around and he’d have his (scrotum) out and resting on my neck.

“I was like, ‘What the f**k is wrong with you, dude? What if it got out in the press that that’s the kind of thing you do?’

“He’s like, ‘No one would ever f**king believe you, sir.

Earth Day Lenin’s Birthday

Same thing
Same response

Remember: nature is trying to kill you 24/7, and Earth is its armory:
mainly gravity, water, wind, unstable ground, electricity, microbes, toxins, famine,
pestilence, animal bite/sting/claw, and misc ways of converting forms of energy.

Go ahead and love ye the Earth. Juuust don’t turn your back on it.

Same with Commies.
Well, except for the “love” part, perhaps.

Sooooo,
how did the prophesies of those first Earth Day prophets turn out?
I mean, besides Soylent Green is the answer. (FawkesNews, comment #4)

Earth Day: nature throws its weight around. (see: 24/7 above)

Kwanzaa for Liberals
*bwahahahahahaha*
Awww, mannn, if I’d'a thought’a that title, I’d retire from blogging knowing that I’d never do better.