Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Lame Duck

Who U calling a lame duck, motherfucker!!

Lame Duck Session Accomplishments

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Don't Mess With the Cat!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dear World....

...sorry, but we are still INSANE.


ps. can someone turn out the lights after we're done destroying the country? love, 4lg

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Paladino Calls Senator Gillibrand ‘Schumer’s Little Girl’

(New York Times) -- "Mr. Paladino’s dismissive description of the only woman to hold statewide elected office in New York jolted the political world."

His comments came as Mr. Paladino was campaigning for Ms. Gillibrand’s Republican opponent, Joseph DioGuardi. “It’s time to get some real representation in the New York delegation,” Mr. Paladino said on Thursday, “and you know Joe’s going to do that.”

A spokesman for Ms. Gillibrand declined to comment.

He's a keeper.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Spanish Prostitutes Ordered to Wear Reflective Vests for Their Own Safety

Oct. 25 (Telegraph) -- Prostitutes working on the street outside a town northern Spain have been ordered to wear reflective vests to make them visible to passing traffic and reduce the risk of accidents.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

A pod of Bottle Nose dolphins swim under the oily water of Chandeleur Sound, La., Thursday, May 6, 2010. Oil giant BP PLC's oil rig exploded April 20, in the Gulf of Mexico killing 11 workers. It sank two days later, and oil is still pouring into the gulf.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Birds fly over oil in the Gulf Coast

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Goldman Sachs Executives

Testify before Congress

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Friday, April 16, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

'Project Runway' rejected my application"

"I just want to know why, Barack! Is that too much too ask?"

Monday, March 22, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Teh Mutant Peguinz!!

Andrew Evans took this photo:

"He looked like a single black king moving across a chessboard of so many white pawns. Our first glimpse was puzzling until we drew closer and realized that this was not some other bird but indeed another penguin of a different color.

Our group from Lindblad Expeditions spotted this very unique bird at Fortuna Bay on the subantarctic island of South Georgia. Out of several thousand pairs of king penguins, this was the only individual that was entirely black although earlier in the morning I had spotted another that showed muted coloration. Recent science papers (PDF) show that the trait has been documented only a handful of times in South Georgia. Some fellow travelers recall seeing a melanistic penguin at St. Andrew's Bay, also on South Georgia.

Dr. Allan Baker, ornithologist and professor of Environmental and Evolutionary Studies at the University of Toronto and head of the Department of Natural History at the Royal Ontario Museum: "Wow. That looks so bizarre I can't even believe it. Wow."

"Well that is astonishing," he said. "I've never ever seen that before. It's a one in a zillion kind of mutation somewhere. The animal has lost control of its pigmentation patterns. Presumably it's some kind of mutation." He explained that typically, melanistic birds of all species will have white spots where melanin pigmentation has failed to color the feathers. But it's extremely rare for melanin deposits to occur where they're not normally located, as genes control those pathways (in this case, in the breast feathers of the king penguin). After looking through several texts, he ruled out the potential for it to be a hybrid and said that it's closer in coloring to the Little Blue penguin. "But look at the size of those legs," he added, "It's an absolute monster."

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

One Roll Call

It's time for action - as Kevin Drum, Steven Benen and our good friends at Balloon Juice have been saying, it's time to get to work.

The only sensible option we have is for the House to pass the Senate version of the Health Care Reform bill and fix the flaws later through a separate reconciliation bill.

But we have to do our part - the House is full of feckless morons, most of whom are running about like chickens with their empty little haids cut off. Help them out - call them and tell them to PASS. THE. BILL.

One roll call and it's on Obama's desk.

Balloon Juice lays it out for you:

Phone your Representative. It feels better than yelling at pseudonyms on an internetblog.

Here is how you do it.

(1) Use a phone. Email has nigh on zero impact. Trust me on this. Letter mail gets read, but you don’t have time. Reach the House switchboard at (202) 224-3121 .

(2) Remember, this person works for you. You pay his or her salary and you voted for them. You’re the boss here, or at least one of them, and it’s they who should worry about what you think of them.

(3) Identify your name and the town or neighborhood where you live zip code. If you are not a constituent don’t bother. Since you guys never listen to me, at least google a zip code in the appropriate district before you call.

(4) State the issue. This is easy: pass the Senate bill or the party gets it. We can (and certainly will) fix the shortcomings later.

(5) How strongly do you feel? Don’t apologize about feeling passionate or pissed off. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

(6) What are you going to do about it? (Updated from earlier) This part is not that relevant when they’re getting a ton of calls. Every teabagger threatens the end of the world, so they get pretty jaded about it.

One last, important point. We want to track where Representatives are swinging on this and who is willing to commit. However your Rep’s intern responds about the Senate bill, please email me or post it in the comments. We are most interested to know who is voting yes, who will vote no, who will not commit and whether the abortion language is a problem with conservative Dems.

To borrow my favorite phrase from Aliens, let's "take off and nuke the GOP's 'kill the bill' strategy from orbit."

It's the only way to be sure.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Rough-legged Hawk takes flight near Creston, B.C. on Twitpic

This person takes amazing pictures! Well done!