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Weiner needs to STFU. Opining on Hillary '16

Smith: Do you know what her role in Hillary's 2016 campaign is going to be?

Weiner: I do.

Smith: What will it be?

Weiner: I'm not telling you.

Posted by arely staircase | Tue Aug 13, 2013, 01:28 PM (8 replies)

If I were me in Russia

I would probably be arrested.

I would certainly not be allowed to teach children.

All hail Snowden, the man who seeks the protection of those who think I am a subhuman.

Posted by arely staircase | Sun Aug 11, 2013, 01:07 AM (113 replies)

what was the first rock concert you attended and how old were you?

me - KISS, Oct. 21, 1979 at the Summit in Houston (now a megachurch, lol) I was 11 years old.
Posted by arely staircase | Sat Aug 10, 2013, 05:53 PM (476 replies)

Gandhi, MLK, and Snowden: civil disobedience and jail

“An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so. Now the law of nonviolence says that violence should be resisted not by counter-violence but by nonviolence. This I do by breaking the law and by peacefully submitting to arrest and imprisonment.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, Non-violence in Peace and War 1942-49

Posted by arely staircase | Sat Aug 10, 2013, 04:40 PM (17 replies)

FWIW as to the NSA business, I am with Sen. Wyden

I am a very strong supporter of the president, I have opposed the PATRIOT ACT for about a decade. I don't know what the Senator thinks about Snowden (that is a different matter). I think he is a traitor.

I also despise the efforts of longtime Obama haters to make this their most recent final straw. Getcha a GOP President and see how it works out.

I give a shit about LGBT Americans (and Russians).

I give a shit about people with preexisting medical condition.

I give a shit about not turning over the executive branch of government to the likes of this dipshit"

Posted by arely staircase | Sat Aug 10, 2013, 12:12 AM (8 replies)


During Friday’s news conference, President Obama described Russian President Vladmir Putin as having a “slouch…looking like that bored schoolboy in the back of the classroom.”


Posted by arely staircase | Fri Aug 9, 2013, 09:23 PM (0 replies)

Breaking Bad

Never watched an episode until today. I am starting from the beginning on Netflix. All my friends are right, I have been missing out.
Posted by arely staircase | Fri Aug 9, 2013, 09:17 PM (153 replies)

breastfeeding at hate-fil-a

Aiming to educate diners about a woman’s right to breastfeed in public, a group of about 20 women staged a "nurse-in" Wednesday at a Chick-fil-A in Knoxville, Tennessee. That’s where, earlier in the week, an employee had asked a mother nursing her 5-month-old daughter to stop.

"Just as I was finishing up, an employee came up and told me other parents were afraid of letting their children play while I was feeding her, especially without a cover," mom Jennifer Day told ABC News 6 in Knoxville. So she rallied other lactating pals, who decided the protest would be an effective way of letting folks know that the state law — which allows women to breastfeed anywhere, public or private, where they are "otherwise authorized to be present" — is on the mom’s side.

Posted by arely staircase | Fri Aug 9, 2013, 06:15 PM (23 replies)

Anthony Weiner Knocks On Doors, Mocks Reporters, Delivers Fake British Weather Forecast

“I just have the feeling I’ve like, stepped into a Monty Python bit,” he said in response to a question on whether anything would stop his scandal-scarred campaign. “I don’t know, would anything stop me? Now is a rock going to fall onto my head. No, nothing’s going to stop me, I’m going to win this election.”

Then he offered to deliver a British weather forecast. “It’s going to be raining and cloudy and gray, so do what you can guys. Try to keep your head up,” he said. “Keep a stiff - what is it - stiiff upper lip.”

The British reporter was not the only target of his mockery. “Do you have like plumbing and stuff like that? Indoor plumbing,” he asked a reporter from German Der Spiegel.


Posted by arely staircase | Fri Aug 9, 2013, 01:11 PM (10 replies)

Thoughts on the 2016 Presidential Contest

It is over three years from now. Don't rush your life. It will go by soon enough. Seriously.
Posted by arely staircase | Thu Aug 8, 2013, 02:26 AM (4 replies)
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