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Newt ‘the zombie’ Gingrich – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

Via: Huffington Post

After hitting some bumps in the road during the frist months of his presidential campaign, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says that his political operation isn’t going anywhere ahead of 2012.

“I took about two months of the elite media explaining I was DEAD,” explained the Republican contender in an interview that aired on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” on Monday night.

“And, I’m still here. The polls have started back up. We got many new donors coming out of Thursday night who went to Newt.org and gave money voluntarily (voluntarily, are they f’n crazy?) . And, frankly, that’s all been very helpful in rebuilding the campaign.”

FINAL:

1 – U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.): 4,823 votes
2 – U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas): 4,671 votes
3 . Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty: 2,293 votes
4. Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.): 1,657 votes
5. Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain: 1,456 votes
6. Texas Governor Rick Perry: 718 votes
7. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney: 567 votes
8. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich: 385 votes

9. Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman: 69 votes

10. U.S. Rep Thad McCotter (R-Mich.): 35 votes

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/15/newt-gingrich-media_n_927779.html

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Oh, you’re dead all right.

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August 16, 2011 Posted by | 2012, Fox news, Gingrich, GOP morons | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eve Arnold – Image Gallery

Via: Magnum Photos

1954
Havana, Cuba
‘Bar girl in a brothel in the red light district.’
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http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP=XSpecific_MAG.PhotographerDetail_VPage&l1=0&pid=2K7O3R14AZX1&nm=Eve%20Arnold
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Eve Arnold (born April 21, 1912) is an American photojournalist. She joined Magnum Photos agency in 1951, and became a full member in 1957.

Arnold was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to immigrant Russian-Jewish parents, William (born Velvel Sklarski) and Bessie Cohen (born Bosya Laschiner).

Her interest in becoming a photographer began in 1946, when she worked for a photo-finishing plant in New York City. She briefly learned photographic skills in 1948 from Harper’s Bazaar art director Alexei Brodovitch at the New School for Social Research in Manhattan.

Arnold is best known for her images of actress Marilyn Monroe on the set of Monroe’s last (1961) film, The Misfits, but she took many photos of Monroe from 1951 onwards. An exhibition of her previously unseen photos of Monroe was displayed at the Halcyon Gallery in London in May 2005. Monroe trusted Arnold more than any other photographer.

Not only did Arnold photograph VIPs such as Queen Elizabeth II, Malcolm X, and Joan Crawford, she traveled extensively around the world, photographing in China, Russia, South Africa and Afghanistan.

Read more, HERE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eve_Arnold

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August 16, 2011 Posted by | American photoghaphers | , , , , | Leave a comment

Grease devils: 47 sex maniacs arrested in Sri Lanka

Via: Indian Express

Sri Lankan police have arrested at least 47 ‘grease devils’ – sex maniacs (see photo) – who allegedly indulge in sexually assaulting women in rural areas, causing panic.

Police said at least 30 cases of grease devils have been reported from several districts during the last 6 weeks.

Grease devils apply grease on their bodies while clad only in underwear. This would allow them to escape to safety if caught in the act.

But the police description of grease devils hold little water in areas where mythical beliefs of unseen forces are very much part of day to day lived. At least 47 such men have been arrested recently.

In a latest incident a police station in the eastern region of Pottuvil has come under siege of residents since this morning, who have been demanding the release of a grease devil.

Yesterday in the central region of Haputale, two suspected grease devils were done to death by the residents. (term limits?)

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/grease-devils-47-sex-maniacs-arrested-in-sri-lanka/831521/

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Boehner, Boner; whatever

Via: Dependable Renegade

In the little Hamlet of West Chester somewhere in Ohiostan, someone left three briefcases filled with paper at the local office of strangely orange-hued, fried-butter-on-a-stick Speaker John Boehner.

The police were called in and used their bomb robots to remove the offending valises and blow them up.

“Donors often leave us briefcases full of cold, hard, cash,” Weepy’s spokesman did not say, “usually unmarked and out of sequence small bills, and yeah, the briefcases are marked with Oil, Gas, or Tobacco, so we know who to thank by giving tax breaks to, but there never has been one marked Jobs, so we knew something was up.”

http://www.dependablerenegade.com/dependable_renegade/2011/08/strange-briefcases-found-at-weepys-office.html

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It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

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August 16, 2011 Posted by | 2012, Boehner, GOP morons | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Joseph Stiglitz – ‘Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%’

Via: Vouge

It’s no use pretending that what has obviously happened has not in fact happened.

The upper 1 percent of Americans are now taking in nearly a quarter of the nation’s income every year.

In terms of wealth rather than income, the top 1 percent control 40 percent. Their lot in life has improved considerably. Twenty-five years ago, the corresponding figures were 12 percent and 33 percent.

One response might be to celebrate the ingenuity and drive that brought good fortune to these people, and to contend that a rising tide lifts all boats. That response would be misguided.

While the top 1 percent have seen their incomes rise 18 percent over the past decade, those in the middle have actually seen their incomes fall. For men with only high-school degrees, the decline has been precipitous—12 percent in the last quarter-century alone. All the growth in recent decades—and more—has gone to those at the top. In terms of income equality, America lags behind any country in the old, ossified Europe that President George W. Bush used to deride.

Among our closest counterparts are Russia with its oligarchs and Iran.

While many of the old centers of inequality in Latin America, such as Brazil, have been striving in recent years, rather successfully, to improve the plight of the poor and reduce gaps in income, America has allowed inequality to grow.

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This is half the first page of the five page article. You can read the rest, HERE:

http://www.vanityfair.com/society/features/2011/05/top-one-percent-201105?currentPage=all&wpisrc=nl_wonk

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Via: Columbia News

Columbia University Professor Joseph Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics on Wednesday (10-10-01) by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/news/01/10/josephStiglitz_nobel_2001.html

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