Racism

Racism Enthusiast Charles Johnson still lookin’

This cracks me up.  Ol’ Chaz Johnson now thinks that people who make fun of Michelle Obama’s gaffe are … racist!

At a tea party in South Carolina over the weekend, former GOP presidential candidate Tom Tancredo said about President Obama: “If his wife says Kenya is his homeland, why don’t we just send him back?

Absolutely unbelievable. This kind of unabashedly racist rhetoric has become completely open on the right wing: “Send ‘em back to Africa!” – source

It’s sad that he desire to find racism trumps any ability to understand context.  Maybe someone should buy him an Abba Zaba.  I imagine he’d giggle like a little schoolgirl.

LA Times Festival of Books 2010 Panels – 2:00pm Saturday Books

LA Times Festival of Books 2010 Panels – 1:30pm Saturday Books

1. Mystery: Crime and Punishment

  • Moderator: Mr. Miles Corwin
  • Ms. Megan Abbott
  • Ms. Attica Locke
  • Mr. Stuart Neville
  • Mr. Domenic Stansberry

2.  Science: The Universe Revealed

3. Biography: Literary Masters

  • Moderator: Mr. Scott Martelle
    Mr. Michael Scammell
    Ms. Carol Sklenicka
    Ms. Laura Trombley

4. Dave Eggers in Conversation with David L. Ulin

5. Fiction: In Brief

  • Moderator: Mr. Mark Rozzo
    Mr. Ron Carlson
    Ms. Antonya Nelson
    Ms. Marisa Silver

6. Fiction: Forging Ahead

  • Moderator: Ms. Amy Wallen
    Ms. Erica Bauermeister
    Ms. Pamela Ribon
    Ms. Karen Stabiner

7. Fiction: Lives Intertwined

  • Moderator: Ms. Veronique de Turenne
    Ms. Janelle Brown
    Ms. Jennifer Gilmore
    Ms. Cathleen Schine
    Ms. Kate Walbert

LA Times Festival of Books 2010 Panels – 12:30pm Saturday Books

LA Times Festival of Books 2010 Panels – 12:00pm Saturday Books

1. Mary & Carol Higgins Clark in Conversation with Connie Martinson

2. Fiction: Lives Unraveling

3. Poetic Interludes

4. Power and Politics: Washington Under Fire

5. Science & Humanity: From the Past to the Future

6. Current Interest: Journalists Uncover the Larger Story

7. Are Angels Among Us

LA Times Festival of Books 2010 Panels – 11:00am Saturday Books

LA Times Festival of Books 2010 Panels – 10:30am Saturday Books

(Start of an experiment, trying to build an easy reference for the LA festival of books.  Clicking on the links below take you to info on the author or book.)

1. Mystery: The Pageturners

2. Fiction: Writing the Other

3.  Meg Cabot in Conversation with Cecil Castellucci

4. Children’s Books: Feeding Imaginations

5. Fact vs. Fiction: Storytelling in Young Adult Nonfiction

6. Hollywood: Life in the Biz

7. Poetry: Writers Without Borders

Obama Supporters Resort to Dirty Tricks

Well, since the media can’t seem to convince all that many people that the tea partiers are just a small group of nuts… Obama supporters are making an attempt at simply faking it:

Opponents of the fiscally conservative tea party movement say they plan to infiltrate and dismantle the political group by trying to make its members appear to be racist, homophobic and moronic.

Jason Levin, creator of http://www.crashtheteaparty.org, said Monday the group has 65 leaders in major cities across the country who are trying to recruit members to infiltrate tea party events for April 15—tax filing day, when tea party groups across the country are planning to gather and protest high taxes.

“Every time we have someone on camera saying that Barack Obama isn’t an American citizen, we want someone sitting next to him saying, ‘That’s right, he’s an alien from outer space!'” Levin said.

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Wile E Coyote breaks in to a liquor store…

Leeeeeroy…Jenkins!

Guinea Pig Festival?! Forget Gilroy!

Who needs a garlic festival when you can attend a cuy festival? Forget the culinary stigma involved;  this little guy might well be very  tasty –

‘Sides, apparently, his death spared him of a life pf shame, dressed like a jackass –

(From the  Guinea Pig Festival in Churin,Peru.)

Comedy Gold – citizen asks direct question, Obama answers with 17-minute brain dump

Always fond of lists, Obama ticked off his approach to health care — twice. “Number one is that we are the only — we have been, up until last week, the only advanced country that allows 50 million of its citizens to not have any health insurance,” he said.

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Toward the end of a question-and-answer session with workers at an advanced battery technology manufacturer, a woman named Doris stood to ask the president whether it was a “wise decision to add more taxes to us with the health care” package.

“We are overtaxed as it is,” Doris said bluntly.

Obama started out feisty. “Well, let’s talk about that, because this is an area where there’s been just a whole lot of misinformation, and I’m going to have to work hard over the next several months to clean up a lot of the misapprehensions that people have,” the president said.

He then spent the next 17 minutes and 12 seconds lulling the crowd into a daze. His discursive answer — more than 2,500 words long — wandered from topic to topic, including commentary on the deficit, pay-as-you-go rules passed by Congress, Congressional Budget Office reports on Medicare waste, COBRA coverage, the Recovery Act and Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (he referred to this last item by its inside-the-Beltway name, “F-Map”). He talked about the notion of eliminating foreign aid (not worth it, he said). He invoked Warren Buffett, earmarks and the payroll tax that funds Medicare (referring to it, in fluent Washington lingo, as “FICA”).

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OMG just shut up, obama

Happy 1k-Day!

It’s only 1024 day’s ’till Obama’s term ends!