Thursday Evening Open Thread

Some funnies for you this evening:

Must be working for CNN or Faux:

I have a soft spot for The Onion!

Am trying some formatting things right now to try to get the second video to go below the fold.

A couple more vids for your enjoyment below the fold!

The fold.

Ok. Really. This is the fold.

Oh for cryin' out loud! Fold already!

My gawd in heaven!

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Voices on the Square: We Care About People and Principles Not Just Politicians

Welcome to Voices on the Square. This place is the place where it's Ok to care about something other than 2012 election race. There are many issues that matter; LIBOR manipulation(the rate of interest banks charge to borrow from each other as the benchmark to all loans) manipulating every global interest rate on ever loan, mortgage, or contract there is by the banking elite involved with this global financial malaise of Barclays, or perhaps boldy pointing out that Obamacare is not really enough actual health care and a massive giveaway to the insurance industry.

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Argentina's President Kirchner shows how it is done

Christina Fernandez de Kirchner is president of Argentina. On Monday she celebrated the new Argentinian law which set a new precedent in equality for transgender people by personally handing out some new ID cards to about a half dozen transpeople who were invited to join her public acknowledgement of the new law.

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Dread

I felt the crows before I saw them,
a distant cloud. I could hear them
like a storm descending, and they chilled me to the bone
as they poured from the dark forest.

They are shouting so loud, I am smothered by fear.

I smell the smoke before I see it,
a rolling beast. I watch it
run before the flames as they eat and dance and fuck and scream
and erupt from the glowing forest.

And I realize the fear the crows shared with me was a gift.

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Bye bye, The American Dream

A long, long time ago
I can still remember how
This country used to make me smile

And I knew if I worked hard
I could have my own backyard
And maybe I’d be happy for a while.

But the Oligarchy made me shiver
With all the mayhem they delivered
Bad news every morning
We all ignored the warnings

I can’t remember if I cried
When I realized a million died
But something touched me deep inside
The day democracy died.

So

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Imagine Life Differently ... An Independence Day Resolution for us (U.S.) all

Global Warming ... Peak Oil ... Financial meltdown ... these all threaten our future prospects, our ability to see a positive future reality for ourselves and descendents.

George Herbert Walker Bush lies at the core of a driving motivation in my life.

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The Declaration of Political Independence

(This is poligirl writing on behalf of the VOTS founders, with my apologies to Thomas Jefferson)

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the citizen long guaranteed by our Constitution, a decent respect to the opinions of humankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to that separation.

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