Category Archives: News Links and Misc. Short Subjects

TGIF!!! Happy Friday Open Thread

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Wishing everyone a Happy Friday and a wonderful weekend.  This is the last weekend in March.  Will we hear anything from the CCP or are they waiting for April Fool’s Day?

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If It Doesn’t Fit, You Must Acquit (Open Thread)

There was an anti-Zimmerman-verdict demonstration in Houston recently, hosted by the New Black Panthers.  One counter-demonstrator pointed out the obvious:  If George Zimmerman is a “white hispanic”, then Barack Obama is a “white black” (or, as I like to call him: A “white African-American who identifies as black.”)

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Happy Birthday, Olivia! (Open Thread)

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Today is  the 97th birthday of the wonderful Olivia de Havilland.

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Passing of a Legend: Ray Harryhausen (Open Thread)

© Miri WTPOTUS May 9, 2013

from Smithsonian.com

Who hasn’t been thrilled by the special effects in the movies of Ray Harryhausen? The legendary writer, movie producer, and inventor of Dynamation died two days ago, at the age of 92.

Who could ever forget that thrilling scene from JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, when the skeleton militia arose, armed for battle, out of the fertile soil of Harryhausen’s imagination? It scared me then; it scares me still, 40 years after. Who’d ever seen the likes of that?!! Nobody.

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Reader’s Choice for TIME Person of the Year: Not Fluke, but Flake Kim Jong Un (Open Thread)

© Miri WTPOTUS December 13, 2012

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Well, the voters have spoken.  Their choice for TIME Person of the Year?  Not Sandra Fluke, but the Sexiest Man Alive–North Korea’s Kim Jong Un!

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News of the Day and Open Thread

© Miri WTPOTUS December 4, 2012

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The Back Stab Club

Judas Iscariot, backstabber; Library of Congress

Renee Copyright 2011

Ever met one ? You know, those very polite people, well-dressed, well-spoken, well-educated people that you think are so outstanding until…

SLICE…

They cut throats behind backs, cover up info. and lie and cheat anyway they can to grab a buck or a title. Desperate for status, dollars and attention, they have no loyalty to anyone. Power, fame and control freaks, they see themselves as much more then they really are. Their egos seriously inflated.  Continue reading

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Head Of The I.M.F. Arrested For Sex Assault

By Renee

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

It looks like all plans to run for President of France have been dashed for Dominique Strauss-Kahn who is now  head of the International Monetary Fund. He has been arrested amid charges of  a sexual assault of a hotel maid in his room. Mr Strauss-Kahn was removed from an airplane he had quickly boarded after the incident. He had fled his hotel room without his cell phone as well as personal belongings. Do honest men run from a crime scene? Is this story correct?

This is not the first unflattering incident for Dominique. It seems unbelievable that a man in a  highly visible position would throw it all away for a forceful sexual encounter.

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News Links!! Spring Fever Edition & Open News Thread

Compiled By Newssleuth

News Links!! Click on the Titles to read the whole articles. Have Fun!

Brazil’s immediate past president Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva, “Lula”,  shakes hands with Barack Obama

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“Lula” and Barack’s Common Marxist Ties

Brazil’s immediate past president Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva, a former labor boss, built his Workers Party, an alliance of communists, Trotskyites, “liberation theologists”, black radicals, environmentalists and labor militants, into the most powerful political force in Latin America.

Working with Cuba, “Lula” as he is commonly known, has had an huge influence in the revolutionary wave that has swept Latin America since the early 90′s.

Less widely known is that Lula has enjoyed support and advice from the US’s largest Marxist organization Democratic Socialists of America, since at least the year he founded his Party, 1981.

Incidentally, this is around the same time that Barack Obama began his thirty year association with the organization.

White  House Invite Political Rapper STirs Controversy

A musician with ties to President Obama’s former controversial pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, will take center stage Wednesday night when Obama hosts a poetry ceremony at the White House featuring rapper and actor Common.

Common, a socially-conscious lyricist whose real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., has defended the retired pastor, and in one poem, he called for the metaphorical burning of President George W. Bush — a “burning Bush.”

Cool or Creepy? Your iPhone and iPad Are Keeping Track of Everywhere You Go, And You Can See It

If you have an iPhone or iPad, it’s tracking your every move. Regular readers know that all smartphones do this; what’s different for Macheads is that this record of everywhere they’ve been is stored in a file on their Apple devices (rather than locked away in a corporate database).

Religious Newspaper Removes Hillary Clinton From Situation Room Photo

Minor controversy erupted after people noticed that a Brooklyn-based, ultra-Orthadox Jewish newpaper’s version of the iconic “Situation Room” photograph had Hillary Clinton mysteriously vanished.

SEIU drops mask, goes full commie

A May Day rally in Los Angeles, co-sponsored by the SEIU and various communist groups, as well as other unions, reflected yet another step in the normalization of self-identified communist and socialist ideologies in the Obama era. Not only did the SEIU help to organize the rally in conjunction with communists, they marched side-by-side with communists, while union members carried communist flags, communists carried union signs, and altogether there was no real way to tell the two apart.

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The Gig Is Up ?

By Renee

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The gig is up. Sell offs in European countries reported.

S & P reports US debt has been downgraded from stable to poor.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13118834

From BBC link above:

The US has been warned that the credit rating on its government debt could be cut by Standard & Poor’s.

S&P is concerned that Democrats and Republicans will not be able to agree a plan to reduce the growing US deficit.

It has downgraded its outlook from stable to negative, increasing the likelihood that the rating could be cut within the next two years.

The US Treasury responded that S&P had underestimated its ability to tackle the national debt.

“Because the US has, relative to its ‘AAA’ [top-rated] peers, what we consider to be very large budget deficits and rising government indebtedness and the path to addressing these is not clear to us, we have revised our outlook on the long-term rating to negative from stable,” the agency said in a statement.

The surprise move sent US and European shares lower. The S&P 500 fell the most in a month, and the US dollar dropped against the euro and Swiss franc. Oil was also sharply lower.

In Europe, the main UK, German and French indexes all fell by at least 2%.

The US federal deficit currently stands at $1.4tn (£858bn) and is expected to reach $1.5tn in the current fiscal year.

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Well, here we are. Is it time to get serious and cut our budget now ? In the RIGHT places ?