Sunday, November 20, 2011
The Great Possum. Circa 3AM Sunday, November 20, 2011.
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Good post by BooMan:
Let Me Explain Myself
I say we need to get over being countercultural. I don't mean that we should change our values. I am talking about our disposition, our attitude, the way we carry ourselves, what we expect of ourselves. When I say that we should make the countercultural cultural, I mean that we should have the confidence to behave like our values are mainstream and that we want to and deserve to govern with our mainstream values. We are winning the culture wars. We proved we could create a society color-blind enough to elect a biracial president. We proved we could turn tolerance for gays into a mainstream position. We proved we could enact a major health care bill. We don't have to play the victim anymore. We don't have to be the outsiders anymore. We can seize our place in the power structure again. We ought to be able to believe that the government can do great things again.
If liberals want to be ascendant again, they have to embrace power again and step inside the system, take responsibility, get their hands dirty, and cut the holier-than-thou bullshit.
We have to act like the natural leaders of this country. When we do, we'll discover that people are willing to let us lead.
"Flower Power was nice, but that wasn't enough power."
~ Wayne Kramer (MC5)
Posted by the farmer at 3:40 AM
Saturday, November 19, 2011
An old apple tree next to a pond.
A bull near the apple tree next to the pond.
The springwell - a mile or so up the road from the bull and the apple tree and the pond - where I like to go to fill plastic jugs with water for drinking. Just because. Because I'm a hedonist.
All of this took place in less than an hour on a single afternoon. You'll just have to imagine how much fun I had for the next 23 hours.
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Birdseye view of the springwell. Yellow arrow marks the spot.
Posted by the farmer at 3:59 AM
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
SUCKED $1.6 MILLION FROM FREDDIE MAC
Gingrich Doesn't Know Where The Money Came From
Responding to reports that housing giant Freddie Mac paid him $1.6 million, GOP presidential contender Newt Gingrich said he didn’t know exactly how the transaction came to be.
“I have no idea about the details… It was paid to Gingrich Group. Gingrich Group has many clients,” said Gingrich. (TPM)
Love has many faces. An octopus has many suction cups.
Posted by the farmer at 4:36 PM
Must credit Examiner dot com!
Mars visitors Basiago and Stillings confirm Barack Obama traveled to Mars - Examiner.com:
Two former participants in the CIA’s Mars visitation program of the early 1980’s have confirmed that U.S. President Barack H. Obama was enrolled in their Mars training class in 1980 and was among the young Americans from the program who they later encountered on the Martian surface after reaching Mars via “jump room.”
When they then first teleported to Mars in Summer 1981, the young Mars visitors confronted the situation that Major Dames had covered at length during the class the previous summer – that one of their principal concerns on Mars would be to avoid being devoured by one of the predator species on the Martian surface, some of which they would be able to evade, and some of which were impossible to evade if encountered.
(H/T: ABL at Balloon Juice and and ABL Chronicles)
Is Obama and the DOJ conspiring with the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the ACLU/CIA to teleport Occupy Wall Street protestors to the surface of Mars by way of some kind of sooper evil secret fiber-optic expressway thing where they will be devoured by voracious Martian surface predators? Or something like that. OMG!
Hopefully, Keith Olbermann will invite Michael Moore back to his cable tv show later this evening to warn America of this frightening new development.
Speaking of Martian surface critters: I always knew there was something funny looking about that James Carville dood.
Posted by the farmer at 3:44 PM