Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Thanks to a tip from a trusted source, Kathleen discovered photos revealing
Friday, October 21, 2011
Brad Scharlott applied his skills in digital photography to analyze the ear photos of “Ruffles” and Trig, providing a convincing case that the interior “architecture” of the outer ear is the same and thus they are the same baby. Several readers provided additional photos and analytical approaches with similar conclusions, but some disagreed. Keeping an open mind, many of us also appreciated the informed comments of mrsgunka, Kali and several others who provided additional information, photos, analysis or insights.
Here’s my vote that if we can all stay calm and rational, we can deal with ideas that may differ from our own conclusions in some ways. (This happens within the research team occasionally, and we all still respect each other and don’t take it personally when we disagree; in fact, this has happened to me recently regarding a theory that I recognize might be a rabbit hole!) We are all gradually fitting together the pieces of a very complex puzzle (with some deliberately false leads thrown in for good measure). Eventually we’ll see the finished product of our collective work. Maybe we should all stand up, stretch, take a deep breath, and smile at what we’ve accomplished. ;-)
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Here is another wonderful post by Nomad, whose father lived the American Dream, growing up in poverty and building a modest and secure middle class life through hard work and a cooperative symbiosis between his employer, union and himself. Unions were instrumental in creating a path from poverty to productivity and a comfortable life for many Americans. Nomad also points out that, although revisionist historians bestow Ronald Reagan with the credit for the fall of the Berlin Wall and later the
Some comments and links:
Cheeriogirl: Why is it so hard for people to consider that Sarah Palin faked a pregnancy by wearing some sort of empathy belly, when she regularly dons a fake rear end and fake breasts? [To which mmboucher added] And..... Fake hair! [Ooopsie, Sarah -- your wig is slipping! Later the wig was proven by the screenshots that Annes_123 posted.]
MadamDeal: Lord have mercy. Taken together the padded bosom, padded derriere and lip gloss, it's a picture of Midlife Crisis.
Indy_girl: OT--last night I was in our video store and there was ONE lonely copy of "The Undefeated" on the new release wall (?). It didn't seem to be in the right place, so I put it in the horror section instead. ;-D
Jolly Roger (Plutocrap): I've been enjoying Herb the last few days. Every new thing he says has psychiatrists all over the world looking through their diagnostic manuals.
JCos (hard to pick just one!): Palin looks like a boa constrictor that's just eaten a small farm animal. [OK, couldn’t pick just one!] I always say it isn't a great debate until the candidate who wants to secede from the country accuses his opponent of being a hypocrite for employing illegal immigrants.
Older_Wiser: So, that 9-9-9 tax plan is code for "The 9.99% at the top will get a huge tax savings."
Linda1961: The biblical Sarah laughed when she heard that she would get pregnant, because she was 90 years old and barren. When Isaac was born, she named him "Laughter" - a nice name. If Quitter laughed, it was because she was going to perpetrate fraud on the American people to further her political career, and named Trig for the scientific name for Down's Syndrome - despicable.
Kilob has a (previously) secret talent:
It was three years ago today,
Sarah Palin urged her bots to pay
They've been mesmerized by her lack of style
But they've guaranteed to raise a pile
So may I introduce to you
The act you've known for all these years
Sarah Palin’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
They’re Sarah Palin’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
We hope you really enjoyed her show
Sarah Palin's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sit back and let your money go
Sarah Palin's lonely, Sarah Palin’s lonely
Sarah Palin’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
It's wonderful to be here
She certainly was shrill
You're such a ignorant audience
She'd like to take away your home
She'd love to take away your home
I don't really want to stop the show
But I thought that you might like to know
That she is going to sing a song
And she wants you all to sing along
So let me introduce to you
The one and only Becky Mansour
And Sarah Palin's Lonely Hearts Club Band
A special shout-out to Leadfoot, KatieAnnieOakley, BfromC, Maddies_Mom, LizH and inmylife, who had a great meet-up in Chicago this week. Sounds like a great time was had by all!!
Cheeriogirl linked to David Frum: Palin: Already Almost Forgotten.
Thanks to HonestyinGov for these photos of Occupy Sacramento!
Annes_123 is channeling Sarah again—brilliant!
Game of Life linked to this on Sarah’s latest utter hypocrisy.
Juicyfruityy also pointed out this excellent Dylan Ratigan program on the economic con game where the banks control our monetary policy and have no risk, Alan Greenspan/the Federal Reserve is “the Godfather” and the people are the losers.
Hope for America linked to this (see “Ears” on page 4) in support of Brad Scharlott’s post about babies’ ears. EARSA newborn's ears, as well as other features, may be distorted by the position they were in while inside the uterus. Because the baby hasn't yet developed the thick cartilage that gives firm shape to an older child's ears, it isn't unusual for newborns to come out with temporarily folded or otherwise misshapen ears. Small tags of skin or pits (shallow holes) in the skin on the side of the face just in front of the ear are also common.
The Last Word – Helen NPN: Hey everyone, I just want to take a moment to pat EVERYONE on the back who comments here. Aside from the well researched and written posts that we've come to expect here, I've got to say, the links that we all provide to each other are FABULOUS and half the reason I'm here too.
Thanks for bringing your important and interesting links, theories and stories here one and all, and your funny ones too. Politicalgates is a unique clearinghouse for the smartest topical info around and I really value this community for that fact. Keep em coming!
UPDATE: Photos from OccupyBoston.