Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wrong Bertha Lewis - Ben Smith -

Wrong Bertha Lewis - Ben Smith -
Hilarity ensues in the comment section. These two are my personal favorites.
Ben Smith is running interference for the administration. Bertha Lewis is not a common name. IF THIS IS A DIFFERENT PERSON THEN COME FORWARD. Stop lying to the American people every time a former terrorist or ACORN scumbag is caught visiting the White House.

Posted By: DJ | December 31, 2009 at 12:26 PMReport Abuse

I just searched 160+ million registered voter records---all states except CA, AZ, SD and PA on: http://www.Electorates.US and got 126 records with "Bertha Lewis" as the name. PS: There are three voters at www.Electorates.US with "Bertha E. Lewis" as a name! There are 34 named: Bertha M. Lewis. Seems plausible to me but don't let the facts ruin your theory.

Posted By: ShawnHarmon | December 31, 2009 at 09:34 PM

I had promised myself i wouldn't write about Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods IN REHAB? Golfer Forced To Arizona Clinic For Addiction Treatment, Report Says:
"This is not the first article to allege that the embattled golfer is seeking professional help. Earlier in December a report was published claiming that Woods was in an Arizona rehab clinic for 'sexual compulsion' and Vicodin and Ambien use. The officer responsible for investigating Woods' car accident reportedly requested a subpoena because he believed Ambien and Vicodin may have been a factor in the crash. Another report claimed that Woods was classified as an overdose patient when he was admitted to the hospital after his car accident."
I like getting laid and I remember that being stoned was fun too. This kind of shit pisses me off because as someone with an actual mental illness it trivializes what I and others like me go through every single day of our lives.

I was never under any illusion that Tiger Woods was a perfect person to use this BS excuse is slimy.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

And the Winner is

Lawyers, Guns and Money: More on race and racialism in Avatar.:
"It could be the case that all the other models for the Na'vi are white, but it seems clear to me that Cameron chose these actors for the central Na'vi characters according to racialized criteria; i.e. while he didn't necessarily choose them because they weren't white, his vision of a primitive, native culture didn't include white people. The representatives of humanity, however, were not only overwhelmingly white, even the exceptions played to stereotype: Dileep Rao played an Indian scientist and Michelle Rodriguez played a Latina tough. My point in my previous Avatar post about the film indulging in the white fantasy of becoming the proverbial other is, then, made literal by Cameron's casting decisions: Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver and Joel Moore play three white characters who inhabit bodies otherwise occupied only by actors of color. I'm not normally one to invest much of anything argumentative based on what happens on a casting couch, but in this case, Cameron tipped his hand with all the subtlety of an overconfident drunk: the purpose of the avatars is to place white brains in blue bodies that would otherwise be inhabited by black ones."
The award is for the most pointless overanalysis of a James Cameron film.

Knighthood for Patrick Stewart!

Knighthood for Patrick Stewart? Queen says make it so -
"London, England (CNN) -- He has played kings, princes, captains and professors on stage and screen, but now actor Patrick Stewart will have a new title all his own: 'Sir.'
The 69-year-old Yorkshire, England, native tops the list of those receiving New Year's honors from Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, the Cabinet Office announced Thursday."
As it should be.


GMAC to receive 3rd round of bailout funds - Dec. 30, 2009:
"NEW YORK ( -- GMAC Financial Services will receive a third round of bailout funds from the U.S. Treasury Department and the government will have a controlling stake in the company, according to a government report Wednesday.

The troubled auto and mortgage lender will collect $3.8 billion of additional aid on top of the nearly $13.5 billion already received since December 2008, the Treasury said in a statement Wednesday."
Outstanding. Not only do we own AIG and the toxic pile of shit that it sits on but we now own GMAC.

Why aren't people in the streets with pitchforks and torches chasing banksters down the street yet?