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Thu May 23, 2013, 03:42 PM

What in the world happened today?

I've been procrastinating on a brief that I really do not want to write, so I have been reading DU off and on, and I feel like I've landed in Bizarroworld.

1) The Pope said atheists can get into heaven,

2) The President delivered an excellent speech in which, heaven forbid, he sounded like a liberal (so much so that I actually believed it),

3) On a 97-0 vote, the Senate confirmed Sri Srinivasan to the D.C. Court of Appeals,

and

4) The House self-fellated by voting to approve the KXL Pipeline for the 8th time.

The only one of those events that even marginally gives me a sense that I am living in the real world is #4. Otherwise, it's like I've died and gone to heaven.

Was there an instantaneous, global revolution that I missed? What gives?



-Laelth

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Laelth May 2013 OP
MFM008 May 2013 #1
ChairmanAgnostic May 2013 #2
Lady Freedom Returns May 2013 #9
ChairmanAgnostic May 2013 #10
Laelth May 2013 #4
AndyA May 2013 #3
Laelth May 2013 #16
whistler162 May 2013 #5
Laelth May 2013 #6
dixiegrrrrl May 2013 #7
Laelth May 2013 #12
muriel_volestrangler May 2013 #18
randome May 2013 #8
We People May 2013 #11
Laelth May 2013 #14
Hekate May 2013 #13
Laelth May 2013 #17
GeorgeGist May 2013 #15
muriel_volestrangler May 2013 #19

Response to Laelth (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2013, 03:43 PM

1. The end is nigh

Hey the Mayans could have only been off by 5 months or so.....
It could happen.



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Response to MFM008 (Reply #1)

Thu May 23, 2013, 03:45 PM

2. dogs and cats dancing in the streets together,

Michelle Bachmann making sense,
Rush bitching about how that Ni---- in the White House, ("HEY, it is a WHITE house, listeners. Doesn't that say it all, my friends?"

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #2)

Thu May 23, 2013, 05:31 PM

9. What so unbelivable about Dogs and cats dancing together?

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #9)

Thu May 23, 2013, 07:05 PM

10. so sorry. I bow wow to your catlike reflexes and insight.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #1)

Thu May 23, 2013, 04:51 PM

4. I'm beginning to wonder ...



-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2013, 04:13 PM

3. A Grandmother sued Donald Trump and lost

She bought two condos from him in a building in Chicago in the mid-2000s. The deal was, she would get a cut of the profits later. The contract stipulated that the profit sharing offer could be removed at any time, so she never should have signed it. But she did.

Of course, greedy Trump (he of the rreeeaaaallllllyyyyyyy bad hair) cut the profit sharing part after the deal to buy the condos was complete. She thinks he deceived her. He thinks she's trying to cheat him.

What a complete and total jerk. Really, that's the nicest way I can describe the man.

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Response to AndyA (Reply #3)

Fri May 24, 2013, 06:09 AM

16. That one, I give you, sounds par for the course. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2013, 04:52 PM

5. For the second one I would suggest

you actually started listening instead of believing the crap that others spread!

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #5)

Thu May 23, 2013, 04:55 PM

6. Sorry, my friend.

I have been listening. But something was different today ... I would swear to it.



-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2013, 05:00 PM

7. Pennsylvania Judges Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022891989

The judges and the owners of the for profit prisons got caught and are in jail or heading to jail.
4200 kids are suing.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #7)

Fri May 24, 2013, 04:06 AM

12. There's even some justice in the world? What gives? n/t

-Laelth

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #7)

Fri May 24, 2013, 11:28 AM

18. That, however, is from 2011

While the blog daated it May 1st, 2013, and the Independent in the UK reported it on April 30th:

http://blog.blacknews.com/2013/05/judge-mark-ciavarella-sentenced-selling-kids-prison-system101.html?m=1#.UZ-UrcWts_h

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-judge-receives-28year-jail-term-for-his-role-in--kidsforcash-kickbacks-8598147.html

it all appears to come from August 2011: http://standardspeaker.com/news/ex-judge-awaits-transport-in-philly-1.1188079#axzz1Uw91rqxz

Another instance of old news getting kicked back up somehow. The Independent ought to have caught that, and not reported it. Sloppy work on their part.

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2013, 05:25 PM

8. Have a couple more glasses of wine and it all makes sense.

 

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 12:34 AM

11. Here's one for #5: "Boy Scouts vote to allow gay members"

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Response to We People (Reply #11)

Fri May 24, 2013, 04:32 AM

14. Even more evidence. Good catch. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 04:19 AM

13. All I can say is: Cherish the day

It's weird when it happens, isn't it?

I like the additions that some other posters have made to your list, too. >shakes head<

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Response to Hekate (Reply #13)

Fri May 24, 2013, 10:01 AM

17. Quite. It is weird, and I do value the additional contributions.

05-23-13 was a weird and beautiful day.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 04:51 AM

15. Full moon rising.

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