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-Short Attention Span Theater-
It's sexist unless it's about Sarah Palin
Help an old man out there: WTF's a capri?
Do you remember pedal pushers? Basically, close-fitted pants that end either below the knee or halfway down the calf. One ought to be slender and fit to wear them, otherwise the unflat belly and hips are sadly accentuated.
Palin was in the Kansas City area to campaign for Sarah Steelman, who's in a tight three-way race in Tuesday's Republican primary for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat. The winner will face Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) in November.

The Steelman Surge BBQ and Picnic featured speeches by Steelman and Palin, followed with Kansas City barbecue served up by the two women to a crowd estimated at 500 or more, many of whom waited an hour or longer.

Palin was there to lend some of her magic to Steelman, who shares not only her conservative views but an independence and willingness to buck the political system. (One of Steelman's goals is to end Congressional pensions, for example.)

A half-dozen or so senatorial candidates have been endorsed by Palin this summer, including last week's winner in Texas, Ted Cruz.

Somehow, Palin has achieved celebrity status since the 2008 election. How many failed vice presidential candidates and former Alaska governors end up with book deals and reality TV shows? With an estimated net worth of $12 million?
Too many by your estimation, I s'pect...
She's concerned about an ex-governor making money but not about a current senate majority leader worth three times as much?
When Palin took to the makeshift stage in the middle of a Missouri farm field, she was dressed more for the part of Hollywood celebrity than serious politician. I know someone's going to remind me that just last week, I said it was sexist to focus on the wardrobes of women in politics.
Hey, no problemo, considering Shelly's insistence on wearing curtains as dresses, or dresses as curtains. I'm so confused.
But it was hard for me to take Palin seriously dressed as she was.

First, her shoes: Five-inch wedges. Her black capris weren't quite skin-tight but tight enough, and her t-shirt with its Superman logo (a Steelman campaign shirt emblazoned with "Our freedom. Our fight.") emphasized her figure. She never once removed her oversized sunglasses.
More twisted crap at the link
Posted by: badanov || 08/08/2012 01:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [684 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Truth, it's the new hate speech.

"During times of universal deceipt, tell the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
Geo Orwell
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2012 2:04 Comments || Top||

#2  rats...! Telling the truth.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2012 2:04 Comments || Top||

#3  So, I guess, this Steelman is dead meat?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/08/2012 5:16 Comments || Top||

#4  She never once removed her oversized sunglasses.

That's because she was a bit careless while strangling a grizzly a few days before and it managed to give her a hell of a shiner.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/08/2012 6:27 Comments || Top||

#5  I thought pedal-pushers were the ones that ended at the knee and capri pants went to the calf. I seem to remember pedal pushers were shorter so the pants would not get dirt and grease from a bicycle chain, hence, pedal-pushers.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 08/08/2012 9:13 Comments || Top||

#6  I think Steelman came in second out of three contenders in the primary.

I suspect they wouldn't be talking about her if it wasn't one of the defeats. When you're trying to play down an opponent you ignore all the victories and talk about the defeats.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 08/08/2012 10:24 Comments || Top||

#7  Perhaps if Diana didn't write for the WP she would still know the difference between a male and female bear.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/08/2012 10:35 Comments || Top||

#8  Meeooowwww.
Posted by: AlanC || 08/08/2012 10:44 Comments || Top||

#9  I thought pedal-pushers were the ones that ended at the knee and capri pants went to the calf.

You could be right, AlmostAnonymous5839 -- at any rate there's a photo of the governor in the outfit in question at the link, for those who wish to judge for themselves exactly how much of a cat the writer is being.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/08/2012 11:02 Comments || Top||

#10  I think the governor looks pretty darn good. Frankly, I don't think it matters if she's in a business suit or dress-casual, libtard journos will find a reason to bitch about her looks. The green monster of jealousy is an ugly thing to see in action.
Posted by: Broadhead6 || 08/08/2012 11:16 Comments || Top||

#11  Got to agree with BH6. Her outfit is hideous and she looks great. And ultimately she is a plain Jane, but a fit one. It's her personality that shines through most.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 08/08/2012 11:33 Comments || Top||

#12  Perhaps if Diana didn't write for the WP she would still know the difference between a male and female bear.

FIFY - no charge.

I think someone (Diana Reese) is a bit jealous. There aren't many 50 YO woman who can pull off wearing anything close to that.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/08/2012 13:14 Comments || Top||

#13  I love the photo of Palin, laughing hysterically.
Posted by: Bobby || 08/08/2012 13:45 Comments || Top||

#14  The left might be surprised that Palin is still around because they believe their own narrative. They believe she sunk McCain's candidacy when in fact she provided the only life to it and McCain's own blandness and "put the campaign on hold to fix the economy" gambit killed his candidacy.

Palin might have been pulled up from the minors before her time but she's got solid instincts if she ever overcomes the negatives the media has created with their falsifications.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/08/2012 14:49 Comments || Top||

#15  "Capri ... Pedal Pushers" > D *** NG IT - IN ENGLISH, PEOPLE, FTLG + EVEN ALLAN IN THE KING'S [not the Queen's] ENGLISH!

Please refrain from hitting innocent arrogant Fascist Male Brutes wid a Femme Fashionista exam so early in the morning.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 08/08/2012 20:22 Comments || Top||

#16  This is what passes for political commentary in the WaPo these days? The author comes off as a bitchy...runt. Meow, indeed.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/08/2012 21:05 Comments || Top||

#17  Ever since Richard Blackwell died, there's been a competition to be the Fashon B*tch.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/08/2012 23:06 Comments || Top||


No Facebook Account? That's cause for suspicion!
As Forbes lurches into Huffington Post territory, one of their writers comes up with this unique idea:
I am writing with some words of caution. I used to say that "if you're not on Facebook, it's possible you don't actually exist. "I think it's time to update that, courtesy of Slashdot: Facebook abstainers will be labeled suspicious.

Slashdot flagged a German news story in which an expert noted that mass murderers Anders Breivik and James Holmes both lacked much of a social media presence, leading to the conclusion, in Slashdot's phrasing, that "not having a Facebook account could be the first sign that you are a mass murderer."

Posted by: badanov || 08/08/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [608 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ihri papier bitte, where are your papers?
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2012 2:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes Ian, it is true. This all happened long before the 'US Government Internet Service' and our old friend Facebook. Many, many years ago men carried pouches made from dead animal skins containing paper communiques and posts. Yes indeed, many trees were killed. The organization which carried out this archaic process was called the US Postal Service. These dispatches consisted of bills and such, and were delivered from house to house, and to businesses as well. These were all very private and unlike today, no one really knew what was in any of them, not even people like your uncle Fred, the Facebook minder.

Anyway, you remember our recent discussion concerning 'bills' and what was then known as 'payment for serivces rendered' don't you? Well it was all connected to the postal delivery process. Oh, what were businesses...? That's a topic for another time. Back to the carriers please.

Yes, these men, some of them military veterans, were assisted by others who could....not walk long distances due to genetic gravitational challenges, or simply refused at all. These people rode in small delivery trucks powered by heavily polluting fossil fuels, while snacking on chips and 'Big Gulps'. They stuffed boxes stamped from steel from coal and natural gas fired furnaces mills and factories.

What were mills and factories? Again Ian, a topic for another time.

Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2012 3:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Bad journalism, Anders Breivik was active on the net and had a facebook account.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2017851/Norway-attacks-gunman-Anders-Behring-Breivik-right-wing-extremist-hated-Muslims.html
Posted by: BernardZ || 08/08/2012 5:49 Comments || Top||

#4  "Must be a yearning deep in human heart to stop other people from doing as they please. Rules, laws--always for other fellow. A murky part of us, something we had before we came down out of the trees, and failed to shuck when we stood up. Because not one of those people said: "Please pass this so that I won't be able to do something I know I should stop." Nyet, tovarishchee, was always something they hated to see neighbors doing. Stop them "for their own good"--not because speaker claimed to be harmed by it."
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/08/2012 6:34 Comments || Top||

#5  And by extension, why would you need to have a 'secret ballot'? What do you have to hide? /rhet question
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/08/2012 8:16 Comments || Top||

#6  I don't exist. Wow, that is way cool. Can I stop paying taxes now?
Posted by: JimK || 08/08/2012 8:32 Comments || Top||

#7  Can I stop paying taxes now?
Jim, only when you register as a Democrat.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 08/08/2012 9:16 Comments || Top||

#8  I'm not on Facebook. I have real friends.
Posted by: European Conservative || 08/08/2012 14:25 Comments || Top||

#9  Methinks someone lost money on their Facebook stock.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/08/2012 14:50 Comments || Top||

#10  "I used to say that "if you're not on Facebook, it's possible you don't actually exist. "I think it's time to update that, courtesy of Slashdot: Facebook abstainers will be labeled suspicious."

HA! I got off the grid and into the lineup of "the usual suspects" ... just by never opening a Facebook account. That must be the most efficient change in my social status that I've ever accomplished. Hahahahahaha!!!
Posted by: Raider || 08/08/2012 15:12 Comments || Top||

#11  check my nym, no facebook for me!
Posted by: illeagle || 08/08/2012 16:38 Comments || Top||

#12  Thats odd, it has been my observation that those who over social media are about the most anti-social people around. South Park backs up my observations with User vs Profile episode.

Or, as Norman Rockwell would say, lift up thine eyes.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/08/2012 16:48 Comments || Top||


Occupy Cape Town
The ANC yoots plan to shriek, "Pay attention to meeeeeee!" in the biggest ever for better toilets and stuff.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [378 views] Top|| File under:

#1  May have all been postponed. Lows are in the 40F range.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2012 2:00 Comments || Top||

#2  You can always set fire to something - tires, humans, etc. - to keep warm. I wonder if people there miss the Boers?
Posted by: SteveS || 08/08/2012 10:05 Comments || Top||

#3  The ANC yoots plan to shriek, "Pay attention to meeeeeee!"

FIFY
Posted by: AlanC || 08/08/2012 10:49 Comments || Top||

#4  It snowed in South Africa yesterday. In some places, the first time since 1968. Every province had snow reported. Maybe someone was trying to tell those whiners something.
Posted by: crosspatch || 08/08/2012 13:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Where Leftists go, Islamists will follow.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 08/08/2012 20:03 Comments || Top||


Hat tip to Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [506 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "All of that for a flag."

YES!


Posted by: Besoeker || 08/08/2012 2:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Good on him.

Now, if they could just figure out a way to hand the flags to the olympians without just tossing them onto the track. Wife and I quite literally yelled at the screen when the gal from Australia won the 100 hurdles, flag was wadded up laying on the track like someone just tossed it out there.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/08/2012 15:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Class act indeed.
Posted by: European Conservative || 08/08/2012 21:37 Comments || Top||

#4  amen
Posted by: Frank G || 08/08/2012 22:33 Comments || Top||


Down Under
Antarctic Emergency Medical Evacuation Underway

An emergency medical team has been dispatched from Australia via New Zealand for a medical emergency at the US McMurdo station in Antarctica. No other details at this time.

Posted by: crosspatch || 08/08/2012 02:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under:


India-Pakistan
Legislation sole right of Pakistani Parliament, says Zardari
[Dawn] Pakistain's president Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday said that legislation was the sole right of the parliament, and that no bargain would be made over this authority, DawnNews reported.

A high level meeting of the Pakistain people's Party (PPP) core committee, co-chaired by the president and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, was held at the Presidency here on Tuesday. According to presidential spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar, the meeting focused on the current political situation in the country.

According to the spokesperson, the president said during the meeting that only an elected parliament held the authority of making laws, and any efforts to create new centers of legislation would be severely opposed.

The president informed his party leaders that the upcoming general elections would be held on time, and directed them to start preparing for the polls.

"The PPP does not hesitate when it comes to the ballot; it believes in the power of the people," Babar quoted the president as saying.
Posted by: Fred || 08/08/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Imran to take PML-N leader to the courts
[Dawn] Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
(PTI) Chairman Imran Khan
... aka Taliban Khan, who who convinced himself that playing cricket qualified him to lead a nuclear-armed nation with severe personality problems...
announced on Tuesday that he would take Pakistain Moslem League -- Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khwaja Asif to the courts for his false accusations for the defamation of noble 'Shaukat Khanum' project, DawnNews reported.

Addressing a presser at central secretariat in Islamabad, Khan appealed to the Chief Justice to hear his case as soon as possible.

"I request Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to take up this case immediately as the PML-N wants to launch a campaign against Shaukat Khanum Hospital," he said.

Khan lashed out at Asif for hurling allegations against the charity organization.

He said that the allegations were leveled in Ramzan as the PML-N knew that the Shaukhat Khanum Trust collects the majority of its donations during this month.

By hurling the allegations the lives of patients have been put in jeopardy, Khan said.

He said that if the people stopped giving Zakat and money to the hospital it would be very difficult for it to treat the poor people.
Posted by: Fred || 08/08/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [295 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Perhaps the hospital patients could pay for their own care?
Posted by: American Delight || 08/08/2012 17:17 Comments || Top||


Pizza Hut in Pakistan ditches all-you-can-eat Ramadan offer to curb 'unrestrained gluttony'
All you can eat from noon to 4 pm...
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 08/08/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [395 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Heartbreaking.

Cici's pizza offers all you care to eat for a fixed price. Try the pepperoni and sausage!
Posted by: Bobby || 08/08/2012 6:31 Comments || Top||

#2  As all New Yorkers know, if the name doesn't include at least two of "Famous," "Original," and "Ray's," it isn't worth buying.
Posted by: Eric Jablow || 08/08/2012 7:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Uh, uh, THE HARD/BURQUA BOYZ HATE MOZZARELLA???

gut nuthin.

D *** NG IT, now I 'm in the mood for PIZZA PI - hand-made, lots of melted Cheeses, Marinara, + Fixins'. Its only a question of how thick + good + righteously gloriously messy the cheese(s), etc. will be on one part of the pizza pie versus the others.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 08/08/2012 20:12 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Neolithic Matches
Researchers from Israel say that mysterious clay and stone artefacts from Neolithic times could be the earliest known "matches".
(8000 yrs ago)
The research was published in the open access journal Plos One.

By using electro-microscopy techniques, Prof Goren-Inbar and her colleagues identified tell-tale signs that the cylindrical clay objects may have been rotated at high speed, generating friction to ignite tinder.

They identified linear marks, or striations - at the conical ends of the cylinders which they interpret as being generated by spinning the "matches" within sockets found on "fire boards", which are known from other sites. Burn-colouration reminiscent of scorch-marks was also found, as well as grooves evident higher up the objects, which may have been generated by a bow, used to spin the cylinders.
Posted by: Water Modem || 08/08/2012 12:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [305 views] Top|| File under:



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Wed 2012-08-08
  Muslim Terrorists Tell Nigeria's Christian President: 'Convert or Resign'
Tue 2012-08-07
  Libya’s interim authorities to hand over power to congress
Mon 2012-08-06
  Syria Prime Minister Riad Hijab defects
Sun 2012-08-05
  Kidnapped Syrian teevee host executed
Sat 2012-08-04
  IMU Emir Abu Usman Adil has Died
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  67 Killed in Syria as Rebels Use Tanks to Shell Aleppo Airbase
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  Kofi Annan quits as UN-Arab League envoy
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  Unconfirmed: Saudi spy chief Prince Bandar assassinated, report says
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