Sunday, January 15, 2012

SO refreshing!

Buh, bye
My conservative mom is here visiting from back east.  We went out to lunch the other day and is was SO wonderful to hear her ask,"So, what ever happened to that Sarah Palin?"  I can't WAIT for that to be the meme EVERYWHERE.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Look out! I can see the end of the Palin's lives as gettin' off SCOTT FREE from my house!!!!

A press release regarding an investigation into retrieving incriminating evidence from the equipment recently released by the Anchorage APD to SHAILEY TRIPP is circulating the Internets!  Tranny and Tawd Palin must be soiling their panties right about NOW.  Oh, wait.  I forgot.  Panties are unhealthy things....  Someone get those two a set of Depends.  Methinks Tranny must be currently buried in a sea of Crunchwrap Supremes and Damn Big Honey Buns!

Buckle up and here we GO!

SHAILEY TRIPP hires noted forensic expert to examine electronic property seized by police

Shailey Tripp, the 37-year-old former licensed massage therapist embroiled in a sex scandal involving the husband of former Vice Presidential candidate and FOX news pundit Sarah Palin, has hired a well known private investigator to determine whether computers and cell phones believed to contain evidence of her affair with Todd Palin may have been tampered with while in the custody of the Anchorage Police Department (APD) in Anchorage, Alaska.
“I have instructed my attorney to submit all of my electronic property, including cell phones, to Colorado Springs P.I. Ed Opperman and his Nevada based digital forensic company, Accurate Information Recovery Inc.,” Tripp said, adding, “My expectation is that he will be able to recover substantial evidence of my relationship with Todd and corroborate what I have been saying about Todd's prostitution activities.”
"I look forward to examining the material in question," , Opperman adding, "Once my examination is complete the report will be made available to Ms. Tripp for her to do as she wishes. We have no political stake or opinion in the matter. This is just an impartial search for the truth."

When Tripp was arrested for prostitution by the APD in March 2010, officers seized a sizeable amount of electronic gear and paper documentation that Tripp has maintained contain evidence of a prostitution ring that included Todd Palin and other powerful figures in Alaska. When her case was dismissed last June, Judge Pamela Washington ordered that all of Tripp’s property be returned to her. After battling the APD for several months the department finally returned some of her property but not all.
In an effort to gain the return of her remaining property Tripp has file a complaint with APD’s Internal Affairs Division and the Municipal Ombudsman. Then on November 30 Judge Washington took the unusual step of issuing a new order to the Anchorage Municipal Prosecutor and APD, giving the agencies ten days to comply or be held in contempt.
Opperman will examine the electronic equipment that has been returned to Trip so far. “A big part of Mr. Opperman’s job will be to determine of any of my property was tampered with while it was in the APD’s possession. Detective McKinnon assured me that it had not been examined.”
Tripp has ample reason to be concerned after learning that an APD officer, Lt. Dave Parker, issued a misleading press release at the specific request of Sarah Palin lawyer John Tiemessen. The release, which coincided with a planned National Enquirer expose about Todd, stated that APD had examined Tripp’s property and found no mention of Todd Palin. The Palins used this press release to discredit the Enquirer story and the tabloid decided not to pursue the story. Parker later admitted to blogger/lawyer Malia Litman that the department had not thoroughly examined the property and therefore could not exclude Todd as being tied to Tripp.
Tripp has asked APD Internal Affairs to examine whether Parker acted improperly in issuing the press release. Internal Affairs has so far not responded to her request.
Tripp’s documentation is part of a book she is writing about her life story, including her involvement with Todd Palin. Because she has received threats, she is taking no chances with her material. “I put all the other evidence such as notebooks, calendars, appointments books, receipts, gift certificates, client forms, and other materials in a secure location,” she said. “I have taken the added step of making multiple copies and saving them in several locations physcially and on the Internet."
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LAPDs "finest" hour?!

(Photo courtesy Washington Post.  This is not Patrick Meighan)

~Picks up jaw off of floor...

This is Family Guy writer, father, husband, Unitarian Universalist Church attender, Patrick Meighan's personal account of his Occupy LA arrest...  LAPD Terrorizes, brutalizes, and vandalizes amongst the chanting of “We Are Peaceful” ... “We Are Nonviolent” ... “Join Us.”
THIS is America???!!!

Photo courtesy of REUTERS.

My Occupy LA Arrest, by Patrick Meighan

My name is Patrick Meighan, and I’m a husband, a father, a writer on the Fox animated sitcom “Family Guy”, and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica.
I was arrested at about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning with 291 other people at Occupy LA. I was sitting in City Hall Park with a pillow, a blanket, and a copy of Thich Nhat Hanh’s “Being Peace” when 1,400 heavily-armed LAPD officers in paramilitary SWAT gear streamed in. I was in a group of about 50 peaceful protestors who sat Indian-style, arms interlocked, around a tent (the symbolic image of the Occupy movement). The LAPD officers encircled us, weapons drawn, while we chanted “We Are Peaceful” and “We Are Nonviolent” and “Join Us.”
 As we sat there, encircled, a separate team of LAPD officers used knives to slice open every personal tent in the park. They forcibly removed anyone sleeping inside, and then yanked out and destroyed any personal property inside those tents, scattering the contents across the park. They then did the same with the communal property of the Occupy LA movement. For example, I watched as the LAPD destroyed a pop-up canopy tent that, until that moment, had been serving as Occupy LA’s First Aid and Wellness tent, in which volunteer health professionals gave free medical care to absolutely anyone who requested it. As it happens, my family had personally contributed that exact canopy tent to Occupy LA, at a cost of several hundred of my family’s dollars. As I watched, the LAPD sliced that canopy tent to shreds, broke the telescoping poles into pieces and scattered the detritus across the park. Note that these were the objects described in subsequent mainstream press reports as “30 tons of garbage” that was “abandoned” by Occupy LA: personal property forcibly stolen from us, destroyed in front of our eyes and then left for maintenance workers to dispose of while we were sent to prison.

When the LAPD finally began arresting those of us interlocked around the symbolic tent, we were all ordered by the LAPD to unlink from each other (in order to facilitate the arrests). Each seated, nonviolent protester beside me who refused to cooperate by unlinking his arms had the following done to him: an LAPD officer would forcibly extend the protestor’s legs, grab his left foot, twist it all the way around and then stomp his boot on the insole, pinning the protestor’s left foot to the pavement, twisted backwards. Then the LAPD officer would grab the protestor’s right foot and twist it all the way the other direction until the non-violent protestor, in incredible agony, would shriek in pain and unlink from his neighbor.

It was horrible to watch, and apparently designed to terrorize the rest of us. At least I was sufficiently terrorized. I unlinked my arms voluntarily and informed the LAPD officers that I would go peacefully and cooperatively. I stood as instructed, and then I had my arms wrenched behind my back, and an officer hyperextended my wrists into my inner arms. It was super violent, it hurt really really bad, and he was doing it on purpose. When I involuntarily recoiled from the pain, the LAPD officer threw me face-first to the pavement. He had my hands behind my back, so I landed right on my face. The officer dropped with his knee on my back and ground my face into the pavement. It really, really hurt and my face started bleeding and I was very scared. I begged for mercy and I promised that I was honestly not resisting and would not resist.
 My hands were then zipcuffed very tightly behind my back, where they turned blue. I am now suffering nerve damage in my right thumb and palm.

I was put on a paddywagon with other nonviolent protestors and taken to a parking garage in Parker Center. They forced us to kneel on the hard pavement of that parking garage for seven straight hours with our hands still tightly zipcuffed behind our backs. Some began to pass out. One man rolled to the ground and vomited for a long, long time before falling unconscious. The LAPD officers watched and did nothing.

At 9 a.m. we were finally taken from the pavement into the station to be processed. The charge was sitting in the park after the police said not to. It’s a misdemeanor. Almost always, for a misdemeanor, the police just give you a ticket and let you go. It costs you a couple hundred dollars. Apparently, that’s what happened with most every other misdemeanor arrest in LA that day.
 With us Occupy LA protestors, however, they set bail at $5,000 and booked us into jail. Almost none of the protesters could afford to bail themselves out. I’m lucky and I could afford it, except the LAPD spent all day refusing to actually *accept* the bail they set. If you were an accused murderer or a rapist in LAPD custody that day, you could bail yourself right out and be back on the street, no problem. But if you were a nonviolent Occupy LA protestor

I spent most of my day and night crammed into an eight-man jail cell, along with sixteen other Occupy LA protesters. My sleeping spot was on the floor next to the toilet.
 Finally, at 2:30 the next morning, after twenty-five hours in custody, I was released on bail. But there were at least 200 Occupy LA protestors who couldn’t afford the bail. The LAPD chose to keep those peaceful, non-violent protesters in prison for two full days… the absolute legal maximum that the LAPD is allowed to detain someone on misdemeanor charges.

As a reminder, Antonio Villaraigosa has referred to all of this as “the LAPD’s finest hour.”

So that’s what happened to the 292 women and men were arrested last Wednesday. Now let’s talk about a man who was not arrested last Wednesday. He is former Citigroup CEO Charles Prince. Under Charles Prince, Citigroup was guilty of massive, coordinated securities fraud.

CitigroupCitigroup security, Citigroup executives were internally calling it, quote, “a collection of dogshit”. To investors, however, they called it, quote, “an attractive investment rigorously selected by an independent investment adviser”.
 This is fraud, and it’s a felony, and the Charles Princes of the world spent several years doing it again and again: knowingly writing bad mortgages, and then packaging them into fraudulent securities which they then sold to suckers and then repeating the process. This is a big part of why your property values went up so fast. But then the bubble burst, and that’s why our economy is now shattered for a generation, and it’s also why your home is now underwater. Or at least mine is.

Anyway, if your retirement fund lost a decade’s-worth of gains overnight, this is why.
 If your son’s middle school has added furlough days because the school district can’t afford to keep its doors open for a full school year, this is why.

If your daughter has come out of college with a degree only to discover that there are no jobs for her, this is why.
 But back to Charles Prince. For his four years of in charge of massive, repeated fraud at Citigroup, he received fifty-three million dollars in salary and also received another ninety-four million dollars in stock holdings. What Charles Prince has *not* received is a pair of zipcuffs. The nerves in his thumb are fine. No cop has thrown Charles Prince into the pavement, face-first. Each and every peaceful, nonviolent Occupy LA protester arrested last week has has spent more time sleeping on a jail floor than every single Charles Prince on Wall Street, combined.

The more I think about that, the madder I get. What does it say about our country that nonviolent protesters are given the bottom of a police boot while those who steal hundreds of billions, do trillions worth of damage to our economy and shatter our social fabric for a generation are not only spared the zipcuffs but showered with rewards?

In any event, believe it or not, I’m really not angry that I got arrested. I chose to get arrested. And I’m not even angry that the mayor and the LAPD decided to give non-violent protestors like me a little extra shiv in jail (although I’m not especially grateful for it either).
 I’m just really angry that every single Charles Prince wasn’t in jail with me.

Thank you for letting me share that anger with you today.

Patrick Meighan

Saturday, October 15, 2011

A proper response to the "I am not the 99%" posts

How annoyingly out-in-left-field is THIS person?!?!  (Click to enlarge both photos):

Blow it out your ass.

Here's a FANTASTIC rebuttal:

REALITY. Open your frakin' eyes, people.
 My favs:
  "...but unlike the other guy who keeps posting his rant, I do not operate under the delusion that my life is the default template for everyone who was born in this country."
 "A country where 1% of the people make decisions for the other 99% is not a democracy." 

Welcome to the OLIGARCHY.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The POTUS in St. Louis...Me, too!

At last!  Internet service!  I hate that I had to resort to sitting in a Starbucks at the Renaissance Grand in St. Louis, but they've got free WiFi.  And I was going through withdrawals from not having access for 3 days.  You won't find any of the usual "luxuries" staying here-even at the finer hotels. No free wifi, no phone book, lil sewing kit, filtered water, coffee maker, bathrobes...not even one of those super sexy shower caps.  The obligatory bible, of course, is there on the night table.  For a family leading a simple life, you kind of look forward to going out of town and enjoying these little luxuries.  I know, there are starving children and I shouldn't bitch.  Adjusting attitude in 3...2...1...

It's a sign of the economic times and perhaps it's noticeable effects here in St. Louis.  In a city filled with  fabulous history and old buildings, almost every ground floor space you pass is for sale/lease/rent.  All this grand and eclectic space cold and empty.  Ghostown-ish.  Peering into the windows as we pass by, this artist's mind reels envisioning all the potential  restaurants, art galleries, quaint book stores, shops, music venues and the like that could fill this small city.  It's really is sad.  Sign-o-the-times, indeed.

St. Lewie's economy should be getting a bump this week, though!  It'll be bustling chaos in the city tonight.  Between the hoards of people attending the convention my husband is here for(news of this actually hit FAUX NEWS-St. Louis is stoked to be hosting these 4000+ people), the Cards playing the Philies, and our President popping in to this very hotel tonight for a fundraiser.  I'll keep my camera handy!

BTW...The Gateway Arch really is pretty fekkin' COOL!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I need an assist! UPDATE!

WHAT was that word?!?!?  This is one of those niggling things that keep me awake at night!  A few months ago, I was listening in to the Thom Hartmann show when he was discussing the aftermath of the Giffords shooting.  He threw out a particular term that described the ages old and insidious practice of politicians using violent rhetoric and symbology(cough, PALIN, cough) in the hopes of "activating" TEH CRAZY in violent leaning people.  Does anyone know what the term for this is?!?!?  AAAARRG!! It's on the tip of tongue.....
Thanks in advance for any help!!!!!

STOCHASTIC TERRORISM!!!!!!   That's IT!!!  GIGI, Wavelength and Colleen!  THANK YOU!!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"Herb" Cain, Palin's Flavor of the Week

Bloody HELL, MSM!!!  Is this ludicrous broad REALLY worth the ratings?!?  Screeching her usual bullshit on Greta van Susteren last night, Tranny Palin can't even get this candidate's name right!

 And she talks about people needing to DO THEIR HOMEWORK?!?!  "No one calls him 'Herb' or 'Herm,'" explains Cain spox Ellen Carmichael. "In fact, he has a joke about the 'Herm' nickname. 'You can call me anything you want, just don't call me Herm. Only my enemies call me Herm.'  Nice going, Sarah.  HERMAN Cain disagrees with the ex-Village Idiot: "Rather than being the flavor of the week, people are saying, ah, there is more to that flavor than meets the eye," Cain said. "I have a message that is resonating with the American people, the voters."
 This is Tranny trying to get her minority cred on by playing the "See?!?!  I'm not a rascist!  I LIKE the black people!" card.  Did she REALLY say, "Conderdictering"!?!??!?!