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Archive for April 9th, 2009

Caribou Barbie is a frightening spectacle, to be sure, but she’s also the gift that just keeps on giving. Her money-grubbing, her hypocrisy, her flip-flops, and her stupidity make her top-notch entertainment. Just look at the latest stories we have about the Wasilla Hillbilly and her wacky, trailer-park family.

The first one is (perhaps) the final chapter to the bill that just kept growing. Politico now says that Caribou Barbie racked up nearly $200,000.00 on the RNC credit card. That’s a pretty damned impressive shopping spree for the hockey mom who knows all about your struggles, ain’t it?

Closing a loop on the campaign finance side of the Sarah Palin clothes saga, the Republican National Committee late last month filed an amended report detailing exactly which disbursements were clothing purchases for the Republican vice presidential candidate and her family.

The amended report shows that the committee paid about $23,000 for clothing in the three weeks before and after Election Day – which is actually $7,000 less than previously reported.

That new report brings the total Palin clothing costs paid by the RNC down to about $173,000 and also makes it easier to spot clothing purchases that had previously gone undetected.

For instance, a $192 payment to the Philadelphia Flyers pro shop previously described as “campaign accessories” was recategorized as “candidate clothing,” possibly for either the Flyers hockey jersey Palin reportedly received with her name and the No. 1 on the back before dropping a ceremonial puck or the one that her younger daughter, Piper, wore at the game.

Similarly, a $289 payment to high-end shoemaker Stuart Weitzman, which had been described as “retail” and “accessories,” became “candidate clothing.”

The report also details a number of clothing payments to retailers not known for their sartorial selection, including $49 to a UPS Store near running mate John McCain’s Arizona ranch; $144 to CVS stores in Ohio, Florida and Wisconsin; and $426 to various Walgreens stores.

The RNC did not respond to requests for comment about the amended report or the fate of the clothes, which were to have been donated to charity.

She sure took the RNC for a hell of a ride, didn’t she?

But wait….. there’s more…..

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MIP: the Mobile Information Project


MIP lets the sheeple communicate with the public, or just with other folks, somewhat like “Twitter”, to type short messages (called RSS, for “Really Simple Syndication”) that can be sent from MIP as text messages to subscribers. As an incentive, they can also receive messages of their choosing from the innertubes by texting simple commands to the MIP phone number.

Well, at first glance this seems like a good deal, untill we consider the trade offs, especially when considering the unlimited storage facilities on the Googleplex and, ever present, government surveillance, including spying on cell phones even when they are turned off. In fact, they are already planning to implement the technology for data collection and monitering as well as using it in third world countries for voting purposes according to a blog on the World Bank web site

Aint this Tweet, I have twitter on the top of my website and have been bad rappin cell phones, while using Googles blogspot, which I’m pretty sure is accessable to the NWO or whaterver you call the top 5%’ers. Maybe I might as well get a cell phone too, and go out in style, at least, untill I get zapped by the damned thing…G:

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The Rise of Glenn Beck’s Bizarre Media Militia

By Eric Boehlert, Media Matters for America. Posted April 8, 2009.

Fox News is playing an increasingly erratic and dangerous game by embracing paranoid insurrection rhetoric and conspiracy theorists.

After a night of drinking, followed by an early-morning argument with his mother, with whom he shared a Pittsburgh apartment, 22-year-old Richard Poplawski put on a bulletproof vest, grabbed his guns, including an AK-47 rifle, and waited for the police to respond to the domestic-disturbance call his mother had placed.

When two officers arrived at the front door, Poplawski shot them both in the head, and then killed another officer who tried to rescue his colleagues.

In the wake of the bloodbath, we learned that Poplawski was something of a conspiracy nut who embraced dark, radical rhetoric about America. He was convinced the government wanted to take away his guns, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Specifically, Poplawski, one friend described it, feared “the Obama gun ban that’s on the way” and “didn’t like our rights being infringed upon.” (FYI, there is no Obama gun ban in the works.) The same friend said the shooter feared America was “going to see the end of our times.”

We learned that Poplawski hosted his own (failed) Internet radio show and that he visited the Web site of 9/11 conspiracy backer Alex Jones, who has been hyping the threat of a totalitarian world government for years. More recently, Jones has been warning listeners like Poplawski about The Obama Deception (that’s the name of Jones’ new documentary DVD) and how President Barack Obama is bound to destroy America.

Who’s Alex Jones? Even according to some conservative bloggers, the anti-government, anti-Obama talker is a “freak” who’s popular with “the tin-foil-hat crowd.” Like Poplawski, apparently.

Jones might be a “freak,” but he has recently been embraced — and mainstreamed — by Fox News as part of the news channel’s unprecedented drive to push radical propaganda warning of America’s democratic demise under the new president.

During a March 18 Webcast of FoxNews.com‘s proudly paranoid “Freedom Watch,” Andrew Napolitano introduced a segment about “what the government has done to take your liberty and your property away.” And with that, he welcomed onto the show “the one, the only, the great Alex Jones,” who began ranting about “exposing” the New World Order and the threat posed by an emerging “global government.”

“I appreciate what you’re exposing,” Napolitano assured his guest.

Waving around a copy of his Obama Deception, Jones warned Fox News Webcast viewers about Obama’s “agenda” for gun confiscation and the new president’s plan to “bring in total police-state control” to America.

Jones also noted with excitement that Fox News’ Glenn Beck had recently begun warning about the looming New World Order on his show, just like Jones had for years. “It is great!” cheered the conspiracist. (Like Jones, Beck recently warned viewers that the Second Amendment is under fire.) Concluding the interview, Fox News’ Napolitano announced “it’s absolutely been a pleasure” listening to Jones’ insights.

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Coldplay – Viva La Vida

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