She may have had a better handle on what to do on healthcare, but she’s a neocon.

Elizabeth Warren, who I’d support, has made it crystal-clear that she’s not running. This basically leaves me at choosing Biden or whatever truly horrendous right wing extremist fuck-stick the GOP allows the crazed baggers to nominate. Or maybe someone can beat Biden in a primary. I don’t claim to know, but historically VPs have succeeded POTUS’s.

Who should I vote for in the general election? The Green candidate, who (if they get enough votes) will get the truly horrendous right wing extremist fuck-stick the GOP allows the crazed baggers candidate elected? The Libertarian candidate (don’t insult my intelligence)? Maybe I should protest the complete failure of the American political system by writing in Goofy or Minnie Mouse, which would result in the election of the truly horrendous right wing extremist fuck-stick the GOP allows the crazed baggers to be nominated.

I agree we’re trapped by our system. I don’t agree letting the truly horrendous right wing extremist fuck-stick the GOP allows the crazed baggers candidate GETS INTO THE WHITE HOUSE and then runs the world into the ground to teach the world a lesson about electing truly horrendous right wing extremist fuck-stick the GOP allowing the crazed baggers is the best outcome.

We NEED government. Do you want to drive anywhere? You need government. Do you want your bank to treat you fairly? You need government.

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Tales of the cities: the progressive vision of urban America

A union leader is being hailed as a possible mayor in Chicago while elsewhere mayors are pursuing policies Obama has been unable to enact on the national stage
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There’s still time to help our kids and grandkids.

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just  do it.,

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A Brief History of the Apocalypse

Floaters been promotin’ “YOUR moral decay is going to get ME into heaven” for a helluva long time. According to Isaac Asimov’s Book of Facts the first predicted Apocalypse was in ca. 2800 BC. Even if you discount that for some reason, the next was in 634 BC.

Depending on how you define the Apocalypse, the end of HUMANS or the end of the WORLD, the real apocalypse comes in ca. 4,500,000,000 AD when the sun will swell into a red giant star, swallowing Mercury, Venus, Earth, and perhaps Mars. This will be the true end of the world!

Personally and IMNSHO, the way we burn shit to save time and effort, not to mention get around and generate electricity, is going to end the human race LONG before then. Maybe in this century. We’re probably already past the tipping point…

Consider this my public apology to my grand-kids/great grand-kids that I didn’t do more, and earlier, to battle the anthropogenic global climate change deniers. Starting with the Bible-thumpers, then moving on to Big Oil funded quasi-”scientist” and (you have to have seen this coming) Republicans and ESPECIALLY teabaggers…a “vast conspiracy” of scummy people determined to make the world a better worse place.

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For the good guys!

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We in the West live in a fundamentalist polity. Free Market Fundamentalism, that is:

 

Sick of this market-driven world? You should be.

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Boz crooning

Boz crooning

JJ jammin'

JJ jammin’

Painting of our hotel in Caminha

Painting of our hotel in Caminha

Breakfast table

Breakfast table

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Stewie at the festival in Baiona with "giants" and bagpipers.

Stewie at the festival in Baiona with “giants” and bagpipers.

The castle at Baiona

The castle at Baiona

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Baiona and beach

Baiona and beach

View of the Islas Cies from the castle

View of the Islas Cies from the castle

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The Parador (hotel) in the castle

The Parador (hotel) in the castle

Stewie in Baiona

Stewie in Baiona

The old fisherman and friend

The old fisherman and friend

Stewie abord La Pinta

Stewie abord La Pinta

Baiona beach

Baiona beach

Horreo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%B3rreo)

Horreo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%B3rreo)

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The stage in Vilar dos Mouros

The stage in Vilar dos Mouros

Festival sign

Festival sign

Bridge leading to festival

Bridge leading to festival

The concert...

The concert…

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n/t

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… it’s OK then.

 

CIA admits to spying on Senate staffers

John Brennan issues apology after acknowledging that agency spied on Senate intelligence committee’s staff members

 

Seems like the intelligence community, putatively under the control of the executive, is, well, out of control. Whoda thunk that the KGB would be reincarnated in the US of Hey?

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