Monday, November 26, 2012

From Tribe of Heart

Love Over Fear 
A mini-documentary about the making of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home

The NashVegans Meet Up Group is showing Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home
at the Green Hills Library on Saturday, December 1, 2012.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

April 2012: Ted Nugent at the National Rifle Association Convention

This past April, while speaking at a National Rifle Association convention, Ted Nugent said "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either dead or in jail by this time next year."

Watch the following video and tell me if you are looking forward to April 2013 as much as I am?

Nugent is a Chickenhawk. He literally shit his pants to stay out of Vietnam.

Romney Concedes Florida

332                                     203 is reporting that when all is said and done President Obama is expected to receive 67,924,682 to 63,726,025 for former Governor Romney.

There should be about 133,724,450 total votes cast when the tallies from the smaller candidates are included. This will surpass the record setting total of 131,463,122 from 2008.

President Obama's final popular vote margin of victory over Romney is expected to be 3.14%. 

 Through extrapolation methods they are predicting that the President will obtain 50.79% of the popular vote to 47.65% for Romney.

From The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (A Must See)

Meltdown on Bullsh*t Mountain

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Congratulations Nate!

Here Are a Few Reasons Why Romney Lost

First and foremost he was running against President Obama and the President's grassroots supporters, including me.

The following additional reasons pale in comparison:
President Obama had Joe Biden, Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton.

Romney had Paul Ryan and George W. Bush's neocon strategists running his campaign while W was speaking at an investment conference in the Cayman Islands.

A majority of the electorate saw Romney as a "vulture capitalist," as someone who used other people's money to buy and sell other people's businesses – not a job creator.

Women favored Obama by 55 percent and unmarried women preferred him by 68 percent.

70 percent of Hispanics and Asian Americans voted for Obama.

Romney told one too many obvious lies.

And, last but not least, as fundamentalist Christians would say, "God intervened."

Now What?

I'm not a cynical man. I'm a realist. Despite the President's victory and a number of remarkable wins by progressives in both the House and the Senate, despite the President's willingness to work with his adversaries congressional cooperation with the President will remain as it has been – recalcitrant, perverse, inflexible and uncompromising. The obstructionism will persist.

Nude Portrait of Sienna Miller

The nude portrait of Sienna Miller is currently on display at Circleculture Gallery in Berlin, Germany. Though she gave birth to her daughter back in July her pregnancy was captured on canvas by artist Jonathan Yeo.

The President's Victory Speech

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I Told You So!

It seems once all the votes are counted the President will win an electoral landslide, well over 300 electoral votes. I predicted he would win every swing state except North Carolina with 332 electoral votes to Romney's 206. I still believe he will.

He also will win the popular vote.

The Difference Between Embellishing the Truth and Lying

by Dee Newman

Dissembling attack ads have always been apart of political campaigns. All political candidates are guilty of distorting their opponent’s record.

Political attacks ads, some of which have been malicious and slanderous, including accusations of pimping, adultery, miscegenation and bestiality, inform our nation’s history. More often than not, their use has provoked vicious counter attacks – some even violent. In 1804 Aaron Burr was the sitting vice president of the United States when he shot and killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel.

I cannot deny that the Obama campaign has engaged in its own share of dissembling. It has. But their efforts to exploit Romney’s flip-flopping and his positions on taxes (including his own), abortion and foreign affairs do not come close to Romney’s lies and his campaign’s fundamental contempt for the truth.

Mr. Romney’s outlandish fabrications and accusations have been qualitatively far worse than President Obama embellishments: from his nefarious charge that the President participated in a Middle East “apology tour” to his fraudulent claim that Obamacare is a “government takeover of healthcare,” from his false allegation that the President gutted welfare-to-work rules to his baseless assertion that Obama’s auto bailout is responsible for Chrysler shipping jobs from Ohio to China.

It is clear that the Romney campaign believes that facts can be ignored with impunity. As Romney’s pollsters Neil Newhouse said, “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers.”

Unfortunately, our press has for sometime chosen to be merely stenographers not journalists, reporting all accusations and assertions as equally valid. Nevertheless, I believe that the majority of voters (though slim) will rebuff Romney’s lies and his contemptuous manipulations.

It is though beyond my comprehension that today as I write this nearly half of the electorate will vote against their own interests for yet another lying Republican plutocrat who made hundreds of millions of dollars by using other people’s money to buy and sell other peoples businesses, and who (along with his rich plutocrat buddies) helped wrecked the nation’s economy and send us to the brink of another Great Depression.

From C-SPAN: Fired Up (A Must See)

There are only six excuses for not voting today.

1) You've already voted

2) You are not registered to vote
3) You are not a citizen of the United States
4) You are a convicted felon in Florida, Iowa, Kentucky or Virginia
5) You are less than 18 years old
6) You're dying or you're dead
All other excuses are unexceptable! 

From The Rachel Maddow Show (A Must See)

A Presidency of Historic Consequence
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The Silverlining

Nate's Forecast 

Monday, November 5, 2012

An Electoral Landslide is Imminent (But, for Who?)

The narrative coming out the Romney camp is that an electoral landslide is imminent for their candidate. Independent voters are all surging toward Romney. Swing state after swing state is lining up for Mitt.

Damn the polls! They are all bias towards the President.

In a little more than 30 hours from now reality will slap them in face. But, the question remains: Will their delusional thinking persist?

Mr. Burns Endorses Romney

From The Rachel Maddow Show

Trying to Vote in Florida
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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Here's My Prediction of the 2012 Presidential Race

The President will win with more than 300 electoral votes. He only needs 270.

Click here or the map to make your own prediction.

Friday, November 2, 2012

From Truthout

What Does Romney's Campaign of Lies Say About Our Country?

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 11:33 By Dave Johnson, Campaign for America's Future | News Analysis

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a campaign event in Avon, Ohio, October 29, 2012. (Photo: Stephen Crowley / The New York Times) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a campaign event in Avon, Ohio, October 29, 2012. (Photo: Stephen Crowley / The New York Times)     Last week Mitt Romney delivered possibly the most dishonest presidential campaign speech in American history. It contains lie after lie, distortion after distortion, and trick after trick. The fact that a person capable of giving such a speech has reached this level suggests that it may be too late to salvage the country. Our institutions may be corrupted beyond repair.

To read the entire article click here

From The Chattanooga Times Free Press

Thursday, November 1, 2012

From Food MythBusters

From The HuffingtonPost

Seven Things to Tell Your Friends About GMOs

1. GMOs have never undergone standard testing or regulation for human safety. And now that they're in 70 percent of processed foods, it's extremely difficult for scientists to isolate their health risks.

2. But we know that GMOs have proven harmful in animal studies. A 2009 review of 19 studies found mammals fed GM corn or soy developed "liver and kidney problems" that could mark the "onset of chronic diseases." Most were 90-day studies. In a new two-year study, rats fed GM corn developed two to three times more tumors -- some bigger than a quarter of their total body weight -- and these tumors appeared much earlier than in rats fed non-GM corn. Among scientists, the study has its defenders and critics, but even the critics underscore that we need more long-term studies.

3. And the most widely used GMOs are paired with an herbicide linked to serious health risks. GM crops -- Roundup Ready soy and corn -- are treated with the herbicide glyphosate, which in exposed humans has been associated with DNA damage. In the lab, it's proven toxic to human liver cells.

4. The consequences of GMO technology are inherently unpredictable. Inserting a single gene can result in multiple, unintended DNA changes and mutations. "Unintended effects are common in all cases where GE [genetic engineering] techniques are used," warn scientists. One such environmental consequence -- genetic contamination of other plants -- is already documented. Note that unlike food, once released into the environment, seeds can't be "recalled"!

5. GMO makers intimidate and silence farmers and scientists. GMO corporations use patents and intellectual property rights to sue farmers, block research, and threaten investigators. "For a decade," protested Scientific American editors in 2009, GMO companies "have explicitly forbidden the use of the seeds for any independent research," so "it is impossible to verify that genetically modified crops perform as advertised."

6. GMOs undermine our food security. Within the biotechnology market, Monsanto alone controls 90 percent of GE crops worldwide. And Monsanto is one of three GMO companies including DuPont and Syngenta that control 70 percent of the global seed market, reinforcing monopoly power over our food. GMO seeds are costly and must be purchased every year, so they worsen farmers' indebtedness, dependency, and vulnerability to hunger.

7. GMOs aren't needed in the first place, so why would we take on these risks and harms? Studies show that safe, sustainable farming practices applied worldwide could increase our food supply as much as 50 percent. And keep in mind that the world's already producing 2,800 calories for every person on earth every day -- more than enough. And that's just with what's left over after using half the world's grain for feed, fuel and other purposes, and wasting one-third of all food. So the urgent question isn't about "more" anyway. It is, How can all of the world's people gain the power to secure healthy food? And a good start is knowing what's in our food.

For a cool, just-released animated video devouring the myth that we need industrial ag, see

From The Rachel Maddow Blog

A tale of two former presidents


Associated Press

Just this week, former President Bill Clinton has campaigned for President Obama in Florida, Ohio, Minnesota, Colorado, and Iowa. Today, Clinton will hit the stump for Obama in Wisconsin and again in Ohio. By most measures, the former president has become Obama's most popular and most effective surrogate.
And then there's Clinton's successor.
[George W. Bush] will spend Thursday in the Cayman Islands, delivering the keynote address at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit. As Romney struggles to convince voters that he understands their economic struggles, having the previous Republican president reminding them of the questions surrounding Romney's financial dealings in the Caymans is beyond unhelpful.
Yes, as we first discussed in September, George W. Bush, with just five days remaining before Election Day, is headed to one of the most politically inconvenient locations possible for Mitt Romney: the Republican will deliver the keynote address this evening at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit.

In case anyone's forgotten, Romney ran into a little trouble over the summer when we learned he has stashed cash in the Cayman Islands, and played fast and loose with the facts, hoping the public won't realize that Romney is using the Caymans as an apparent tax-avoidance scheme.
Which reminds me -- has anyone asked Romney about his secret tax returns lately?

As for the former presidents, the public roles of both couldn't be more striking. Clinton is one of the nation's most popular figures, and Bush is hiding because Republicans don't want voters to be reminded of the similarities between his and Romney's agendas.

Why Obama Now (A Must See)

From The Rachel Maddow Show

Romney Campaign dons 'storm relief' veneer 
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My take: What a scumbag!