Sunday, November 26, 2006

Breast feeding gets you booted

On Oct. 13, Emily Gillette, 27, of Santa Fe, N.M., was ordered off a Freedom Airlines flight about to take off from Burlington International Airport after a flight attendant asked her to cover up while she was breast-feeding her 1-year-old daughter.

She had been sitting on the New York-bound plane — which was three hours late departing — when she began nursing, prompting the flight attendance to hand her a blanket. When she refused it, the female flight attendant had her removed from the plane, along with her husband and child...

In Portland, Ore., about 40 mothers nursed their infants at Portland International Airport. Some said it's wrong to encourage mothers to cover their breasts and babies while nursing in public. That makes infants hot and interrupts the bonding of mother and child, said organizer Amelia Psmythe. "That's part of the sweetness of breast-feeding that goes along with all the good nutrition," she said.
Let's take it a step further: I think people should be able to fuck in public without covering up. That's part of the sweetness of sex that goes along with all the heavy petting.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

"Kramer" racial insult victims seek compensation from Russia's Putin

These two stories somehow got mixed up and produced the title you see above.

It wasn't a dream

Did we mention the Democrats will have both the House and the Senate?

Sunday, November 12, 2006

And from San Diego County: chaos

The San Diego Union-Tribune had election-day coverage of lots o' problems with the new voting machines...enough problems that some voters wanted paper ballots, even if they were in Spanish and the voters only spoke English. Good times.

Delaware County follow-up: How Weldon lost

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:
Weldon didn't handle adversity well, and he got plenty of it. Criticizing Sestak in an interview in April for keeping his home in Virginia, Weldon also appeared to criticize his rival's decision to continue his daughter's treatment for brain cancer in Washington.

Weldon said he called to apologize, but the incident was already speeding through the blogosphere. "You should have seen the e-mails I received," he fumed.

In another misstep, his campaign, expecting a protest, called the police to a campaign event in Springfield Township, Delaware County. The officer found an Eagle Scout taking notes for Sestak.

Weldon made a similar mistake last week, jabbing from the microphones at a man he assumed was monitoring the event for Sestak. The man was a producer for a Japanese television crew. Weldon stepped into the crowd to apologize.

...and from the Delaware County Daily Times:

In the final days, things got nasty. Nearly 600 Sestak lawn signs were dumped out front of the Democrat’s condo in Nether Providence and drivers were greeted Tuesday morning by anti-Weldon graffiti on a Blue Route overpass in Marple. The taggers spray-painted a Soviet Union’s hammer and sickle in the middle of Weldon’s name.
LOL. Nice reference to Weldon's daughter and those Russian clients he lined up for her.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Google: Santorum Bombed

I Googled "santorum" a few minutes ago and got this:


Lynn Swann: Republicans

You know Lynn Swann is having a tough time in the PA Governor's race when you see roadside signs for Rendell/Santorum.

North American Man-Dog Love Association for Santorum

Vote as if you and your dog's special love depended on it. Because it does.

Thanks to Kate at Cut to the Chase for the photo, at her original post.

Election Day: Thomas Friedman on why Karl Rove thinks you're stupid

Friedman from Friday's NYT:

Everyone says that Karl Rove is a genius. Yeah, right. So are cigarette companies. They get you to buy cigarettes even though we know they cause cancer. That is the kind of genius Karl Rove is. He is not a man who has designed a strategy to reunite our country around an agenda of renewal for the 21st century — to bring out the best in us. His “genius” is taking some irrelevant aside by John Kerry and twisting it to bring out the worst in us, so you will ignore the mess that the Bush team has visited on this country.

And Karl Rove has succeeded at that in the past because he was sure that he could sell just enough Bush cigarettes, even though people knew they caused cancer. Please, please, for our country’s health, prove him wrong this time.

Let Karl know that you’re not stupid. Let him know that you know that the most patriotic thing to do in this election is to vote against an administration that has — through sheer incompetence — brought us to a point in Iraq that was not inevitable but is now unwinnable.

Let Karl know that you think this is a critical election, because you know as a citizen that if the Bush team can behave with the level of deadly incompetence it has exhibited in Iraq — and then get away with it by holding on to the House and the Senate — it means our country has become a banana republic. It means our democracy is in tatters because it is so gerrymandered, so polluted by money, and so divided by professional political hacks that we can no longer hold the ruling party to account.

It means we’re as stupid as Karl thinks we are.

I, for one, don’t think we’re that stupid...Tuesday we’ll see.

I sure hope we're not that stupid...not like last time.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Citizens United: The New Daisy Ad

Nice little ad (no, we won't link to it) by Citizens United about how Democrats stopping NSA wiretaps would prevent another 9/11. Of course, the ad ends with the ruins of WTC 1 & 2 with the words "Vote as if your life depends on it. Because it does."

Let's get this straight - a domestic wiretap would be interrupted (after the word bomb has already been mentioned) by the Dems because of lack of probable cause? Don't think so.

And exactly how well did all the superspy stuff work out for the NSA and FBI on September 11? We'll let you decide.