More Renderings

1 09 2015

North Riverfront

So as not to let us forget the Great Stadium Soap Opera of 2015, we got new renderings and drawings today.

Small print:  Since the last time we got renderings and drawings, all the St. Louisans in state House and Senate leadership and leading important committees have moved on, either out of disgrace or to greener pastures.  MoDOT is practically bankrupt.  In fact, they’re going to try the two cent a gallon gas tax increase during the special session this month that couldn’t get punched through back in the spring, just to have enough extra funds going into MoDOT to generate Federal matching funds just to be able to do badly needed repairs and replacements of bridges.

Which means, if you like what you see in all those renderings and drawings, just keep looking.





He Was 19 Years Old

1 09 2015

Egypt

So of course he was obsessed with his dick.

He should have read the warning label on that bottle:  “Erections lasting more than 3300 years require immediate medical attention.”





Historical Racism Porn

1 09 2015

CWE

P-D:

Old ‘White Only’ sign removed from St. Louis Goodwill’s online shopping site after complaint

MERS/Goodwill posted a ‘White Only’ cast iron sign on its online site last week, thinking it would catch the eye of a collector who favors items that highlight the history of the country’s segregation.

You can figure out what happened next.





Metallica Doctrine

1 09 2015

New York

blow-breit





Dotson: Still on the Excuse Train

1 09 2015

Downtown

Dotson on Jake Tapper’s CNN show this afternoon.

BAWK GUNS AND GUN SHOWS LOL.  Because that’s all he can do, he certainly can’t blame the black undertow, especially not now that City Hall controls his job.

BAWK AMENDMENT 5.  Even though SCOMO denuded him of that excuse two weeks ago, he’s still not giving it a rest.

As long as the black undertow is too sacred to hold accountable, someone will always be able to find an excuse, even if there are none to be found.  It’s a derivative of the Metallica Doctrine.





Ancient Gossip

1 09 2015

Washington, D.C.

Nice strategery, Hillary.  Trying to make us think that there’s no there there with the e-mail scandal by releasing what is now ancient gossip between yourself and Sid Vicious.

This part interests me:

“Boehner is despised by the younger, more conservative members of the House Republican Conference. They are repelled by his personal behavior. Boehner has already tried to buy the members with campaign contributions and committee assignments, which he has already promised to potentially difficult members. His hold is insecure. He is not Gingrich, the natural leader of a “revolution,” riding the crest into power. He is careworn and threadbare, banal and hollow, holding nobody’s enduring loyalty. Boehner is beholden and somewhat scared of his base. He twitches when they make gestures that might undermine his position. His impulse is to hand out money. His aim is to recreate DeLay, Inc, with Jerry Lewis, who will be the new chairman of Appropriations. But Boehner is neither feared nor loved. He’s a would-be DeLay without the whip. He’s the one at the end of the lash. Which means he will be under great pressure and find it hard to sustain a moderate, reasonable strategy of restraint. McConnell is relatively in the same position in the Senate.”

Back when Sid Vicious wrote this, I had the same opinion, that Boehner would not have the same power over House Republicans who just became the majority like Gingrich did in his first months and years as House Speaker, because while Gingrich’s political skills and operation did credibly get some of the credit for the 1994 Red Wave, nobody but nobody thought that John Boehner was anything but an accidental beneficiary of the leg work and elbow grease of others in 2010.  I thought that the typical House Republican had two calls on the line waiting, one was from Boehner and the other was from (fill in the blank) Tea Party (fill in the blank), the latter call would get answered first, because I thought at the time the TPM had created an alternate fund raising universe that eclipsed the typical Republican oriented money machine.

Well, what happened in the years since then in reality is that Boehner did prove to be that powerful and such an intimidating force, and he did consolidate power.  How was he able to do it?  How was he able to freeze the TPM money stream?  Answer:  He was able to drown it with an Ohio River, because of Citizens United.  Boehner was able to use vicariously the money that 527s and Super PACs hustled, ostensibly not for campaign purposes, because it’s illegal in theory for SPACs and 527s to coordinate with official campaigns and politicians, though someone should alert Jeb! to that fact, as a weapon to get most House Republicans to take his calls before any TPM calls.

 





4,000,000 vs 300,000

1 09 2015

Iceland

Blaze:

Glenn Beck praised the people of Iceland on Tuesday for petitioning their government to accept more refugees fleeing the Islamic State, thousands of Icelanders even offering to house the refugees in their own homes.

“Out of a country of 300,000 people, 10,000 people in 24 hours said, ‘I’ll offer up my home. I’ll offer up my money.’ I’m asking you to do the same thing today,” Beck said on his radio program. “I’m going to post in a few minutes just a quick note that just says, ‘What churches will take a family? What people will take one person? Will you offer up your home?’”

Beck said that when he began warning that the world was going to repeat the 1930′s and people would have to “hide or take people,” everybody thought he was “nuts.”

Everybody already thought you were nuts, we didn’t need your violation of Godwin’s Law to arrive at that conclusion.  I don’t know who is more nuts, Glenn Beck, or the Icelandics welcoming this invasion.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, half of Syria’s population has already been either internally displaced, externally displaced or killed because of its ISIS vs Assad internal strife.  The total number of those externally displaced, i.e. those leaving Syria to seek refugee status elsewhere, is four million.  As Nutty McNutNut rightly points out, Iceland only has 300,000 people, fewer than the whole City of St. Louis.  Four million versus 0.3 million, guess who wins that demographic war.  Even if Iceland only takes in one percent of Syria’s emigrant refugees, 40,000, it’s going to change Iceland so much that those who are welcoming it now are going to wish to God they never did.

But, if space is what Glenn Beck thinks the Syrians need, there’s plenty here:

gb-texas-house








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