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  • ishred 8:11 pm on February 22, 2012 Permalink |
    Tags: B.B. King, obama   


    saw this on PT, figured I’d share it

  • sonicoutlaw 8:08 am on November 17, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: Bro, broah, , obama,   

    Bro’d (v) Bro – d: 1)To be caught in a … 

    Bro’d (v) Bro – d: 1)To be caught in a conversation with a person who sounds like they’re from California, but are actually east coasters.
    2) Having to talk to someone at the bar who is way to steezy for his own good.

    usage: You’ve just been bro’d


    • Ms.Wonderland 4:10 pm on November 17, 2010 Permalink

  • desaparecido76 7:02 pm on November 6, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: , obama   

    Is Obama a Keynesian? 

    In this video, a reporter walks around the Rally to Restore Sanity asking people, “Is Obama a Keynesian?” Unfortunately, no realizes the difference between “Keynesian” and “Kenyan”… Sad but hilarious.

    You have to view on another page since there is no embedding: link

  • perpetuallyphil 6:53 pm on September 28, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , farmers market, , obama   

    farmers marketing 

    • untamedyawp 2:47 am on September 29, 2009 Permalink

      if this was facebook i’d give this video a thumbs up fo sho.

  • perpetuallyphil 7:08 am on September 22, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , obama, ,   

    fcc plans net neutrality 

    this is freaking some people out in the internet world, but it seems like a good thing to me?


    its a far cry form my idyllic anarchist world, but apparently we are not evolved enough to leave out regulating some seedy greedy mo fo’s…. i am all for keeping the big companies out of controlling the weblines and turning the interweb into cable television 2.0

    most of the opposition to the new regulation is AT&T, comcast and other giants while most small businesses and silicon start-ups love the idea. that –to me– speaks volumes.

    • deadindenver 10:49 am on September 22, 2009 Permalink

      with some window dressing and nail polish i say great just great

    • desaparecido76 2:24 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink

      I think one of the problems is that it could make ISP’s charge per megabyte. If AT&T pipes aren’t big enough to let you skype on 3g and they are required too, then they will just put a limit on how much internet you have a month.

      does that make sense?

    • perpetuallyphil 5:43 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink

      ^ it totally makes sense and could happen desaparecido. if high bandwidth users had to pay more, that might enable the companies to re-invest money to improve the lines and let them hold more overall capacity later. without this regulation, the companies are just limiting apps and access, with the regulation they will most likely be forced to upgrade the networks, a boon to us all….

  • tallbridge 11:53 am on July 30, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: obama   


    Via: Times Online:

    It might have been the golf tee that swung it for President Obama as he looked for a summer holiday retreat — but the 28 acres on Martha’s Vineyard, the swimming pool, private beach and basketball court may just have clinched it too.

    Mr Obama and the First Family are planning to spend their summer break on a $20 million retreat on the wealthy playground island off Cape Cod and even seem undeterred that the property is owned by a Republican.

    The choice of such an exclusive location will inevitably be fodder for the President’s Republican critics who decried his recent “date night” to New York with his wife, Michelle — an excursion that cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars at a time of deep recession and soaring unemployment.

    According to the Vineyard Gazette, the resort island’s journal of record since 1864, the Obamas have chosen Blue Heron Farm, in Chilmark, recorded as America’s most expensive small town in 2007.

    The farm features a swimming pool, golf practice facilities — Mr Obama plays regularly — a basketball court, access to a private beach and a rental price tag of up to $50,000 (£30,000) a week.

    No deal has yet been struck on the property, but the rental agreement being negotiated has reportedly been split into three separate leases: one to be held by the Obamas — and paid for out of their own pockets — one by the Secret Service, and a third by the White House, which will be sending a large entourage to Martha’s Vineyard to accompany the President.

    The farm holds a five-bedroom white Victorian-style farmhouse and three other dwellings, including a reconstructed Pennsylvania hay barn and Vermont shed. It has ocean views, private access to a stretch of Squibnocket Beach, and a private dock with kayaks and a yacht.

    Mr Obama is due to take his holiday on Martha’s Vineyard during the last week in August. Mrs Obama and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, could arrive earlier and stay with friends elsewhere on the island. Bo, the new dog, is also reportedly going.

    Blue Heron Farm belongs to William and Mollie Van Devender, Republicans who bought the property for $20.35 million in 2005.

    Mr Van Devender, a Mississippi timber mogul, gave the maximum financial donation allowed under election laws to John McCain in last year’s White House race, and both the Van Devenders contributed to Fred Thompson during his unsuccessful run in the Republican primary.

    • perpetuallyphil 6:32 pm on July 30, 2009 Permalink

      next time i go on vacation, i am gonna make sure i am staying at the hotel, house, camp ground or hostal of a green party anarchist who vows to support social justice…..

    • perpetuallyphil 4:36 am on July 31, 2009 Permalink

      speaking of coffee…… hehe

  • perpetuallyphil 7:30 am on July 22, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , obama, , ,   

    “I do not want to talk about what you u… 

    “I do not want to talk about what you understand about this world. I want to know what you will do about it. I do not want to know what you hope. I want to know what you will work for. I do not want your sympathy for the needs of humanity. I want your muscle.” – Robert Fulghum

    • waterling 2:32 pm on July 22, 2009 Permalink

      I love that. reminds me of this poem:

      The Invitation

      It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
      I want to know what you ache for
      and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

      It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
      I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
      for love
      for your dream
      for the adventure of being alive.

      It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon…
      I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow
      if you have been opened by life’s betrayals
      or have become shrivelled and closed
      from fear of further pain.

      I want to know if you can sit with pain
      mine or your own
      without moving to hide it
      or fade it
      or fix it.

      I want to know if you can be with joy
      mine or your own
      if you can dance with wildness
      and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes
      without cautioning us
      to be careful
      to be realistic
      to remember the limitations of being human.

      It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me
      is true.
      I want to know if you can
      disappoint another
      to be true to yourself.
      If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
      and not betray your own soul.
      If you can be faithless
      and therefore trustworthy.

      I want to know if you can see Beauty
      even when it is not pretty
      every day.
      And if you can source your own life
      from its presence.

      I want to know if you can live with failure
      yours and mine
      and still stand at the edge of the lake
      and shout to the silver of the full moon,

      It doesn’t interest me
      to know where you live or how much money you have.
      I want to know if you can get up
      after the night of grief and despair
      weary and bruised to the bone
      and do what needs to be done
      to feed the children.

      It doesn’t interest me who you know
      or how you came to be here.
      I want to know if you will stand
      in the centre of the fire
      with me
      and not shrink back.

      It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom
      you have studied.
      I want to know what sustains you
      from the inside
      when all else falls away.

      I want to know if you can be alone
      with yourself
      and if you truly like the company you keep
      in the empty moments.

      -Oriah Mountain Dreamer

  • untamedyawp 3:36 pm on July 12, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: fda, , , , obama, safety   

    thanks barack, again 

    Michael R. Taylor, the former Vice President for Public Policy at Monsanto has returned through Washington’s revolving doors and will now advise FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg on food safety.
    In March 1994, Taylor was publicly exposed as a former lawyer for the Monsanto corporation for seven years. While working for Monsanto, Taylor had prepared a memo for the company as to whether or not it would be constitutional for states to erect labeling laws concerning rBGH dairy products. In other words. Taylor helped Monsanto figure out whether or not the corporation could sue states or companies that wanted to tell the public that their products were free of Monsanto’s drug.

    • tallbridge 10:20 pm on July 12, 2009 Permalink

      “Adding a sterilant to drinking water or staple foods is a suggestion that seems to horrify people more than most proposals for involuntary fertility control. Indeed, this would pose some very difficult political, legal, and social questions, to say nothing of the technical problems. No such sterilant exists today, nor does one appear to be under development. To be acceptable, such a substance would have to meet some rather stiff requirements: it must be uniformly effective, despite widely varying doses received by individuals, and despite varying degrees of fertility and sensitivity among individuals; it must be free of dangerous or unpleasant side effects; and it must have no effect on members of the opposite sex, children, old people, pets, or livestock.

      Physiologist Melvin Ketchel, of the Tufts University School of Medicine, suggested that a sterilant could be developed that had a very specific action—for example, preventing implantation of the fertilized ovum. He proposed that it be used to reduce fertility levels by adjustable amounts, anywhere from five to 75 percent, rather than to sterilize the whole population completely. In this way, fertility could be adjusted from time to time to meet a society’s changing needs, and there would be no need to provide an antidote. Contraceptives would still be needed for couples who were highly motivated to have small families. Subfertile and functionally sterile couples who strongly desired children would be medically assisted, as they are now, or encouraged to adopt. Again, there is no sign of such an agent on the horizon. And the risk of serious, unforeseen side effects would, in our opinion, militate against the use of any such agent, even though this plan has the advantage of avoiding the need for socioeconomic pressures that might tend to discriminate against particular groups or penalize children.

      Most of the population control measures beyond family planning discussed above have never been tried. Some are as yet technically impossible and others are and probably will remain unacceptable to most societies (although, of course, the potential effectiveness of those least acceptable measures may be great). ” – John Holdren, 1977 Ecoscience – Assistant to BO Science and Technology


    • tallbridge 10:24 pm on July 12, 2009 Permalink

      Florida’s surgeon general says the state is preparing for massive swine flu immunizations, starting with schoolchildren, as the Obama administration urges states to prepare for the likelihood that the virus might worsen in the fall.

      ”We may end up averting a crisis. That’s our hope,” said President Barack Obama, who took time away from the G-8 summit in Italy to telephone another summit back home — the 500 state and local health officials meeting to prepare for swine flu’s fall threat.

      ”We want to make sure we aren’t promoting panic, but we are promoting vigilance and preparation,” Obama said.

    • tallbridge 10:30 pm on July 12, 2009 Permalink

      Five-to-40-year-olds and Canada’s aboriginal communities should be the first to get vaccinated against human swine flu, experts say as Canadian officials decide who gets priority for the flu shots.

      Under Canada’s official pandemic plan, the entire population would ultimately be immunized against the H1N1 swine flu.

    • perpetuallyphil 7:05 pm on July 13, 2009 Permalink

      via BBC on new swine flu data:

      “professor Ian Jones, a flu expert at the University of Reading, said the latest study provided the complete analysis of the swine flu that researchers had been waiting for.
      He said: “For a number of measures it shows that the new virus is more serious than seasonal H1N1 but that, nonetheless, the major outcome to infection is recovery.
      “For the few cases of severe infection the data should help in the clinical management of hospitalised patients. ”

      mainstream science is settling the hysteria….

  • untamedyawp 3:44 pm on June 10, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , , inflation, obama,   


  • tallbridge 9:39 pm on June 7, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , obama, ,   

  • oneshowatatime 6:23 pm on April 29, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: cap and trade, , , greenhouse gas, obama, progress   

    Cap and Trade Explained 

    Just found a great explanation of the proposed “cap and trade” system for CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions from President Obama’s recent Earth Day speech in Iowa.

    “And here’s how a market-based cap would work: We’d set a cap, a ceiling, on all the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that our economy is allowed to produce in total, combining the emissions from cars and trucks, coal-fired power plants, energy-intensive industries, all sources.”

    “And by setting an overall cap, carbon pollution becomes like a commodity. It places a value on a limited resource, and that is the ability to pollute. And to determine that value, just like any other traded commodity, we’d create a market where companies could buy and sell the right to produce a certain amount of carbon pollution. And in this way, every company can determine for itself whether it makes sense to spend the money to become cleaner or more efficient, or to spend the money on a certain amount of allowable pollution.”

    “Over time, as the cap on greenhouse gases is lowered, the commodity becomes scarcer — and the price goes up. And year by year, companies and consumers would have greater incentive to invest in clean energy and energy efficiency as the price of the status quo became more expensive.”

    “What this does is it makes wind power more economical, makes solar power more economical. Clean energy all becomes more economical. And by closing the carbon loophole through this kind of market-based cap, we can address in a systematic way all the facets of the energy crisis: We lower our dependence on foreign oil, we reduce our use of fossil fuels, we promote new industries right here in America. We set up the right incentives so that everybody is moving in the same direction towards energy independence.”

    From TerraPass blog: http://www.terrapass.com/blog/posts/obama-the-explainer

  • untamedyawp 6:03 pm on January 23, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , , obama,   



    • tallbridge 11:29 pm on January 26, 2009 Permalink

      fuck yes

      ha….i dunno if I’ve ever mentioned secretsun.blogspot.com, see the various obama commentaries

      im glad to know this dan goldman is paying attention 🙂 hahaha

    • deadindenver 7:50 am on January 29, 2009 Permalink

      this is cool, where can i get the .pdf version for my archives?

  • tallbridge 6:53 am on January 23, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , obama, , we just got f'd in the b   

    Black Guy Asks Nation for Change 

    Still my favorite article of 2008….

    CHICAGO—According to witnesses, a loud black man approached a crowd of some 4,000 strangers in downtown Chicago Tuesday and made repeated demands for change.

    “The time for change is now,” said the black guy, yelling at everyone within earshot for 20 straight minutes, practically begging America for change. “The need for change is stronger and more urgent than ever before. And only you—the people standing here today, and indeed all the people of this great nation—only you can deliver this change.”

    Enlarge Image Black GuyThe black guy is oddly comfortable demanding change from people he’s never even met.

    It is estimated that, to date, the black man has asked every single person in the United States for change.

  • untamedyawp 5:58 am on January 23, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: civil liberty, , obama, , telecom   

    Fuck #2 

    The Obama administration fell in line with the Bush administration Thursday when it urged a federal judge to set aside a ruling in a closely watched spy case weighing whether a U.S. president may bypass Congress and establish a program of eavesdropping on Americans without warrants.

    on a related note…

    Just one day after George W. Bush left office, an NSA whistleblower has revealed that the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program targeted U.S. journalists, and vacuumed in all domestic communications of Americans, including, faxes, phone calls and network traffic.

    • tallbridge 6:06 am on January 23, 2009 Permalink

      fo sho…he is closing secret CIA prison camps tho

      have you see the celebrity video for Obama?

      “How can you be a servant to the president?”

      I thought the prez was servant to the people…maybe I should take out some more fake loans and learn some more political science 🙂

    • untamedyawp 6:08 am on January 23, 2009 Permalink

      i wonder how many secret prison camps we’ve never heard of that are alive an kickin

    • untamedyawp 6:14 am on January 23, 2009 Permalink

      how many terabytes does it take to record every piece of communication within the country?

    • homad 10:22 pm on January 23, 2009 Permalink

      Can’t tell you how many, but, yes, there are definitely prison camps that US controls that we don’t know about. Just cuz a place like Guantanamo Bay shuts down, doesn’t mean the same crap that happened/happens there isn’t happening elsewhere…..and what’s in store for all the FEMA camps? I pray to god, NOTHING!

      At least 3 petabytes and probably stored upon Flash or maybe even quasicrystals (which I hope will be released to the public sooner than later).

      My Dad was telling Max and I that he has personally witnessed (from a demonstration) some UAV flying beyond the point of vision and was recording their faces from the sky, and their faces looked to be in HD quality from that far away.

    • untamedyawp 10:47 pm on January 23, 2009 Permalink

      now he’s bombing pakistan.
      good start brobama
      stay vocal and active by expressing your discontent with these actions.

    • homad 6:04 am on January 24, 2009 Permalink

      http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/future-weapons-fire-scout-uav.html <–the helicopter (20,000 ft capable…so they say) :/

      Oh yeah, and I have seen UAV’s with solar panels on the wings, get this!… Their so efficient that they can charge all day, and fly all night/day with the charge.

    • deadindenver 8:02 am on January 29, 2009 Permalink

      ya your dad is AL UNTZER JR. we desperatly need some civilian UAV’s and quasicrystals—i know that in .txt for the library of congress is stored on 4 terrabytes–rookies i have 5

  • perpetuallyphil 8:33 pm on January 20, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: new age, obama   


    “On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

    On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.”


    For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act — not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. All this we will do.”


    [“Let it be told to the future world…that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive … that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it].”

    America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children’s children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God’s grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.”

    and so it begins….. bye bye bush, hello YOU and ME. will the change.

    • serendipity hopeful 8:41 pm on January 20, 2009 Permalink

      Congratulations to President Obama and the people of the US of A.

      As a foreigner who wants good things to happen in any and all parts of the world, I wish Americans will work more in harmony with their president. How successful Obama can be as American president will depend on how well his fellow-Americans can rein in their demands for their expectations to be satisfied.


      Keep the hopes alive.

    • absolutelylovely 12:31 am on January 21, 2009 Permalink

      one of my fave parts of the speech:

      For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus – and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.

    • adriuntz 1:35 am on January 21, 2009 Permalink

      Obama is just a class act through and through, we have already made history, lets see what happens now…

    • homad 5:02 am on January 21, 2009 Permalink

      “There is hope. Step up!And I say this, to you tonight. Let us not forget. There is hope!!!” -“Keep Hope Alive” by The Crystal Method

  • perpetuallyphil 8:16 pm on December 11, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: crowdsource, , gov 2.0, ideas, obama   

    digg obama 

    obama and his transition team are working on some crowdsourcing projects that will allow the millions on his email lists to be involved in the political process. he has plans to work with google to create live blogging and formats that allow forum discussion of bills prior to him signing them. this not only gives a sliver of participation (that could explode) to those who wish to weigh in, but also makes the discussion more broad and inclusive. its like web 2.0, buts its government 2.0

    here is a site that has started doing the same thing. Obama is planning to fully launch his own version when he takes office. pretty sweet. here is the first version of Obama’s

  • perpetuallyphil 8:17 pm on November 2, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: obama, , saul williams, spoken word, ,   

    saul williams: progress progress 

    video poetry from a lyrical master and bright light…

    • homad 4:01 am on November 3, 2008 Permalink

      Last show I played I threw down some Saul Williams. Great words from him.

  • oneshowatatime 6:11 pm on October 24, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: , , obama, presidential polls, presidential race,   

    What if the whole world could vote? 


    • Mr. Cheeseburger 9000 6:21 pm on October 24, 2008 Permalink

      I guess McCain isn’t doing such a good job in convincing anyone that he’s not going to follow the same old same old as George Bush. Of course, let’s just see how those Red States vote this year.

  • perpetuallyphil 9:14 pm on October 22, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: , howard zinn, obama,   

    howard zinn 

  • perpetuallyphil 4:40 am on October 2, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: , congress, , main street, , obama, , wall street   

    bail-out = fail-out 

    i think that we have reached a real make or break point in the USA. what happens with our economy in this hour will determine the direction and fate the next few years. i wrote my congressman today to urge him to not vote in favor of the bush-paulson plan and to think about his constituents in front of the investors. we are dawning on scary times (politically, anyways) and need a push now to show that we know what ‘they’ are trying to do. let our voices be heard as this economic predicament becomes a catalyst for the awakening of the american public.

    the senate has just passed a new version of the bill that adds some insurance incentives, but it still takes the tax payer to the cleaners. this friday the house will vote, email your rep by entering zip code on this page. the congressional server went down a few days ago after a huge, unprecedented surge of emails around this issue… so things are happening. if you enter your zip and then select an issue, you will be heard. anything is better than nothing in this case.

    if we bail-out wall street, economy fails, if we don’t, economy still fails, but at least we will keep the scum who greedly brought the system down accountable in their pocketbooks. i say let the whole thing burn, but burn the shady fuckers along with it all…. lets build the system better next time. kucinich for president, or at least obama…

    • oneshowatatime 6:50 pm on October 2, 2008 Permalink

      i definitely haven’t heard a single solid reason why we need to rush this fucking masterplan bailout vote, and this video certainly helps explain why. what a crock of shit they’re trying to feed the american taxpayers! thanks phil…

    • tallbridge 4:42 pm on October 3, 2008 Permalink

      start teaching english in korea or china….it’ll be tight

    • tallbridge 4:42 pm on October 3, 2008 Permalink

      Via: Baltimore Sun:

      The Senate voted reluctantly but solidly in favor of a modified $700 billion Wall Street rescue plan last night, but it remained uncertain whether the legislation – even with a carefully designed package of tax breaks – would withstand the fierce crosswinds of liberal and conservative resistance in the House later this week.

      The measure passed the Senate 74-25, with a majority of Democrats and Republicans voting in favor – among them presidential nominees Barack Obama and John McCain. The centerpiece of the legislation gives the government the authority to buy up billions of dollars of the toxic assets, primarily mortgage-backed securities, that have poisoned financial markets and threaten to contaminate the rest of the economy.

      The tax breaks and accounting rule changes for Hollywood were seen as aimed at two Southern California Democrats – Reps. Adam Schiff and Brad Sherman – who voted against the plan. Sherman, who led the defection of a group of Democratic skeptics, insisted he would not be enticed to vote for the rescue plan.

      “The one thing that’s been proven is the absolute fear-mongering that’s being used to drive us is false,” Sherman said. “I’ve seen members turn to each other and say if we don’t pass this bill, we’re going to have martial law in the United States.”

    • perpetuallyphil 9:00 pm on October 3, 2008 Permalink

      i hate how they just add more stuff on to make a bad plan more palatable to the members of congress. they don’t investigate new ideas, but just add incentives that are hard as crack to pass up.
      i wish that obama had made a stand on this but it seems that the time of politicians is on the way out….
      the american people have lost faith in government. many are waking to this notion on a large scale. i think we are finally gonna inspire change from within. the time is now. peace.

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