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It's been an unpleasant Friday for me today, but proves the importance of blocking asshats without giving in to the temptation to say something first. Following are four Twitter screencaps with matching URLs so you can look them up yourself and some comments about them and an article reference.


(https://twitter.com/#!/Wolfrum/status/183222855754985474)

The world is full of misogyny (hatred of women) as the GOP keeps making so blindingly obvious. It also has misandry (hatred of men) in it, though this is not so blindingly obvious nor frequent. The article referred to (http://bit.ly/GKvUUz) documents a case in Canada in 2009 where a woman came up behind a man she didn't know and kicked him so hard in the testicles that one ruptured and had to be removed. Were the genders reversed -- that is, a man came up behind a woman he didn't know and sexually assaulted her to the point of permanent injury -- I doubt the morons in the following tweet chains would argue if I described it as an example of misogyny, and therefore it is just as valid an example of misandry when they aren't reversed. So as far as I'm concerned the "misandry isn't real" remark is blatantly false and I said as much. Obviously I could have said it more politely, but I don't appreciate smart-ass comments by people who are obviously full of shit, especially when I provided an URL which proves it.


(https://twitter.com/#!/MrPapaya/status/183229003828703232)

What I dislike far more are smart-asses who are too stupid to admit they're wrong or understand why they're wrong, and instead make up a straw man claim I never made. And in this case compounded it by putting it in quotes, which makes it not only inaccurate but libel as well. This was followed by this from someone I assume is a friend of the first smart-ass.


(https://twitter.com/#!/Kiden_4/status/183267492750295040)

But not content with that, they then tweeted the following falsified quote they attributed to me.


(https://twitter.com/#!/Kiden_4/status/183267651773145088)

As this point, I filed a complaint with Twitter. If it's not ok for Limbaugh to claim someone is a slut, it isn't ok for someone to put words in my mouth to the effect I'm a child molester. As those who follow my stream regularly understand, I take gender politics extremely seriously, take extreme offense at this libelous remark and am very angry anyone could possibly read it and think those were really my words. Which is the point of this post for the most part, so if anyone *ever* brings up those falsified quotes, I can prove what the truth is.

The above is why I am increasingly draconian in blocking people who tweet or @ offensive things into my stream. They make me very tempted to respond, and I don't need and can't cope with the kind of stress it generates. From now on, I will not respond at all beyond blocking without warning. It's not fair, perhaps, but my right to not be triggered and libeled by assholes is more important.
This one came up today: Justifying circumcision because of fears of the boy being teased by others for not being "normal". This excuse is glaringly obviously defective because it works just as well to justify FGM in countries where that is the norm. The predictable objection to this is that male circumcision is less severe than FGM. But depending on the FGM, this may or may not be true. FGM can mean anything from clitoral ablation to the recently proposed and immediately (and properly) attacked and abandoned idea of slightly nicking the labia to keep pro-FGM parents from seeking more damaging forms. The fact that even said nicking is considered completely unacceptable despite being indisputably less impacting than male circumcision and being likely to deter worse mutilation proves that the severity of the mutilation is not the issue. If you oppose infant FGM you must also oppose infant MGM or you are a hypocrite. The tendency of people to engage in these logically defective excuses for accepting MGM but not FGM is pathetic and responding to having the hypocrisy pointed out with insults is cretinous and will get you blocked as was the case with the ex-follower who used the one addressed in this post did. As a parent it is your job to do what is best for your child's long term interests, not engage in convenient but false rationalizations to excuse not doing it.
Since this issue will of course keep coming up in debates about the ethics of circumcising male infants and I get tired of going over the key points involved again, this is another post I will refer to as necessary. There are two problems with the circumcision prevents HIV argument.

The first is that it's factually debatable. The applicability of studies of African populations to the US is dubious. The studies were not double-blind. Even experts that endorse the argument admit it does not prevent HIV infection, it just makes it slightly less likely, but as it is being sold as HIV prevention it is just as likely to cause increases because those who have had one think it means they can take more risk.
The second problem short-circuits the first.

The second problem with the circumcision prevents HIV argument is that it can be quickly shown to be irrelevant to the core moral issue. The reason circumcision is held to help prevent HIV is that the foreskin contains a large number of Langerhans cells (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langerhans_cell) and these cells are thought to be more vulnerable to infection. The fact those defending circumcision with HIV reduction claims are either (in most cases) ignorant of or (in the case of experts) simply don't mention is that these cells occur in equal concentration in the analogous female tissues of the inner labia. So if you accept the theory that infant male circumcision reduces HIV and is therefore justified, you must also accept that the same kind of HIV risk reduction would be achieved by removing the inner labia of female infants. But no one would agree the latter is justified no matter how good the science was, and anyone performing it to study its effectiveness would be quickly thrown in prison. If you claim HIV risk reduction excuses infant male circumcision but HIV risk reduction does not excuse similar mutilation of infant females, you are being a hypocrite regardless of the validity of the studies that support the the reduction.

The validity of the studies linking HIV risk reduction and circumcision can be argued. The hypocrisy of considering them valid grounds for sexual mutilation of male infants but invalid grounds for sexual mutilation of female infants cannot be. If you want to avoid being a hypocrite, you must condemn infant sexual mutilation, period, regardless of how socially acceptable a given form of it may be. Please do.

on 3rd party voting

as i am beyond tired of going over the facts again and again with people who either don't or won't understand why voting 3rd party will not work and will do nothing but repeat 2000 -- that is, handing victory to the republicans, i am going to restate them here one more time and refer to this entry when necessary.

fact: the florida vote count went to the scotus because of the extremely small margin of victory of 1784.

fact: only 2.31% of florida voters voted 3rd party.

fact: 48.85% of florida voters voted republican. 48.84% voted democrat.

fact: 2.31% of the total florida vote turnout was 137,666.

fact: the number of votes wasted on 3rd party voting was *77 times* the margin that caused the scotus to become involved.

fact: if nader had given his votes to the dems, gore would have won because a margin of 137,666 would not have been disputable.

fact: the 3rd party vote share for any presidential election in 100 years has been in the single digits. go look it up.

fact: 3rd party share in the single digits is not going to become 48.85 or anything even close to it in one election cycle. it is a STATISTICAL IMPOSSIBILITY. denying this fact is simply stupid.

fact: voting for ron paul or any other 3rd party candidate in 2012 will cause the same thing to happen again.

fact: 3rd party voting *cannot* cause 3rd party candidate to win. it can and will cause the dems to lose and the republicans win because the margin of victory is a hundredth of a percentage point and those 3rd party votes will tip the scales against the dems by 2.31%.

deal with the facts or don't. but i will be blocking people who continue to ignore them. the country paid a terrible price for nader's egomania and it cannot afford to pay a similar price for ron paul's. i have no more patience for people too stubborn or stupid to help avoid it from happening.

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  • 10:46 @DrDaleArcher murray urged him not to take more, mj took more by himself and od'd. blaming murray is just displaced anger at loss of mj. #
  • 10:47 @DrDaleArcher a terrible loss. but mj had horrible chronic pain and needed such meds to cope. but was bound to catch up to him. #
  • 10:58 bonehead moves by corps continues: "Sony Wants Movie Audiences to Pay for 3D Glasses": t.co/AbHWOEG4 #
  • 11:23 @h46e55x i thought the downtime was the more harmful action. but i already had a ps3 so not a matter of not buying one. #
  • 11:39 @Toolbeard spangles? #
  • 11:51 @Toolbeard hmm. my Kustom currently a postfix that gets truncated. i'll make it a prefix. thanks for suggestion. #
  • 11:52 our gov will start investigating the koch brothers for treason right after they prosecute w & co for war crimes. ie: don't hold breath. #
  • 11:54 maybe, see t.co/wBodSRy6 RT @atgiggleswick: TheStar Do humans really have free will?: t.co/DxhEZUA0 via @TorontoStar #
  • 11:58 @atgiggleswick no prob. it says much the same as the article. spooky stuff. i think free will relates to quantum states. #
  • 13:04 @atgiggleswick if the deterministic view is correct, morality is meaningless. #
  • 13:23 beautiful: "29 years old, this girl has never heard a thing – Totally deaf since birth, until now": t.co/TXvoycgf #
  • 13:27 patriots vs oakland at 4:15pm edt today on cbs #
  • 13:30 @Ziggy_Daddy what that asshole is owed is unprintable. #
  • 13:33 vote perry, because "niggerhead" isn't a blatant sign of a racist douchebag: t.co/5GM30sKp #
  • 13:39 "An Illegal and Counterproductive Assassination": t.co/jUHSF27J #
  • 13:44 "Doctors Sue Over ER [Access] Limits in Washington State": t.co/ypm107Qn #
  • 13:46 see paragraph 20 re primaries. "Gates warns: 'We are now in uncharted waters' with our dysfunctional politics": t.co/HmMnVqlc #
  • 13:51 "The 5 Greatest Books With Psychotic Fanbases": t.co/wfxWoBKT #
  • 13:54 "7 Books We Lost to History That Would Have Changed the World": t.co/0aejrfl9 #
  • 13:57 "5 People Who Screwed Things Up for Everybody": t.co/0wfrvunj #
  • 14:03 "The 6 Most Psychotic Rip-Offs of Famous Animated Films": t.co/z15Y5Jgq #
  • 15:06 @peliculita just don't run the a/c too long. :-) #
  • 15:26 and because i like it, here again is the ultimate cuteness video break: t.co/d92DkeBS #
  • 15:30 and another helping of video cuteness: t.co/TaFxTZ7R #
  • 15:32 "The Secret to Living Well on $40,000 a Year": t.co/k5aiLzha #
  • 16:28 and we pay these guys why again? t.co/1Da9iIql #
  • 16:29 "Here’s the Video of Those Wall Streeters Drinking Champagne Above the Protest": t.co/ZkTBkgHd #
  • 16:29 "A Complete List of National Politicians Who Have Embraced the Occupy Wall Street Protests": t.co/UYHMzLjg #
  • 16:30 Bernie Sanders is a proven friend of the people of #occupywallstreet. the only national politician who is. incumbents out in 2012. #
  • 16:31 "Wonkette Operative Is Legal Hero At Wall Street Occupation": t.co/iDkTJMdq #
  • 17:44 @AnitaStewart i don't either. but what harm can it do? #
  • 17:47 @AnitaStewart signing takes 30 seconds. not going to make much difference in your time for other things. :-) #
  • 17:48 @GirlPosts k #
  • 19:23 "Calling all Military Veterans of Reddit. We took an oath to protect the people & constitution []. Meet me on Wall St." t.co/nJKvmfPz #
  • 20:22 protesters supported by 74% in new york post poll: t.co/CyGnPVUQ #
  • 20:28 80% of left care about global warming, 94% of right don't. gee, which should be ruling the nation? t.co/PGhi0Z98 #
  • 20:33 the time for peaceful revolution is now. support #OccupyWallStreet and local occupation efforts. don't let the flame be smothered. #
  • 20:44 @Chloebeetle goes beyond illegal. giving aid to an enemy of the country (like iran) is treason. punishment is death. #
  • 20:45 @Chloebeetle or would be, except our gov is corrupt. so they'll probably go completely unpunished. sadly. #
  • 20:48 the macing of defenseless women in the face by thug cops should serve to disillusion you about where their loyalties lie. ie: not with you. #
  • 20:53 mccain tries to lie gop field out of bad pr due to its obviously placing bigotry above patriotism re booing gay troops: t.co/kO3RruEd #
  • 20:55 gop field stayed silent for pr value with their base of bigoted assholes. then lie about it for pr value in pacifying gullible non-bigots. #
  • 20:58 effort to ban infant genital mutilation fails in california: via @PublikunCZAR: t.co/EUrxs2uV #politics #news #
  • 21:04 somehow i doubt that despite being associated with known terrorists, extra-legal execution will befall the koch brothers. #
  • 21:31 the long history of the chain letter: "CHAIN LETTER EVOLUTION": t.co/fSzKAYXw #
  • 00:17 "Politician Violates His Own Two-Strikes Anti-Piracy Plan": t.co/nGv0WFj0 #
  • 00:18 @Art_Guy1 no, bullies are miswired to get pleasure from causing pain to others. documented fact. #
  • 00:53 "Panetta Says Israel Is Risking Isolation": t.co/CCU4e5Az #
  • 00:57 "The War Prayer" by Mark Twain: t.co/tNGnKrfc #
  • 01:00 "Accused flasher wanted child virgin to marry, police say": t.co/9ac2RYD2 #
  • 01:03 "O.C. mom accused of drowning baby in toilet pleads guilty": t.co/5jPdKmaQ #
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  • 12:42 frankly, Ash Ketchum would get his ass kicked by any serious Pokemon trainer. #
  • 12:44 one certainty about life: you can't exit the same way you entered. #
  • 12:53 the msm will just keep amping up the lies about #occupywallstreet as their elite masters grow more panicked. keep tweeting the truth. #ows #
  • 12:54 @RapUp is he going the crash other designers' exhibitions to hold his? #
  • 13:10 the two critical factors 4 #ows success: maintaining high number of protesters and resisting any provocations to violence. #occupywallstreet #
  • 13:18 @The99Percenters see what i said yesterday about the danger of legitimizing the use of lethal force without due process. #
  • 13:22 bullying: the legal hate crime. simply disgusting. via @davidbadash: "Even After Suicide [] "We're Glad You're Dead"": t.co/XIsHdzZx #
  • 13:27 bullying someone to suicide is inciting someone to murder (themselves) and should be punished as such. #
  • 13:54 fantastic photos of #occupywallstreet from the Atlantic: t.co/gB9y6DvF #
  • 13:59 this: t.co/gRwoCKW8 #
  • 15:00 despite msm mostly ignoring, fukushima disaster continues: "Japan Discovers Plutonium Far From Crippled Reactor ": t.co/g6exkGqV #
  • 15:04 fukushima, the gift from the nuclear power industry that just keeps on giving (radioactive contamination). #
  • 15:22 @geoff9cow that excuse could be made for any insult based on obvious physical attributes. left just discredits itself by using them. #
  • 16:18 no need for ?, use ! RT @manyko2: Tea Party Hypocrisy? t.co/4BMEncto #p2 #connecttheleft #
  • 16:21 now playing: Peter Schilling - (Let's Play) U.S.A.: t.co/MV7kmHia #
  • 16:22 @manyko2 one of the best pieces of advice i've ever heard. #
  • 16:49 @lmdapper any chance of getting rid of thomas ended when weiner got bussed. no dem will really risk joining him. #
  • 21:25 @angryarabiya it doesn't mean much in ours either. or being guilty for that matter. #
  • 21:49 RT @mjdub: [] Take a Gander ::::: Occupy Together j.mp/nSqVYD and Occupy Wall Street j.mp/qlFiuV #
  • 21:51 over 500 citizens arrested for exercising their constitutional right to peaceful protest. pretty f'n sad. t.co/mK36pP2E #
  • 21:56 @mjdub thanks for the tip. power to #occupywallstreet #
  • 22:04 a drop of water alone is nothing to fear. but tidal waves are made of drops of water. united we are strong. #occupywallstreet in peace. #
  • 22:08 yep. their actions hurt their pr and help ours. RT @indigofizz: @edwardvirtually This sucks, but at least it gets the media's attention. #
  • 22:13 great reading: "13 Ways to Look at the Occupation of Wall Street": t.co/WwFb6HwJ #
  • 22:15 @PomPrincessMomJ yep. par for the course. she'll lucky to be able to do at home vs laundromat. most of which suck. :-) #
  • 22:26 more great reading from counterpunch: "Is the US a Police State?": t.co/j0mW6k1j #
  • 22:29 via @Min_Reyes: [daily kos] "First official statement from Occupy Wall Street": t.co/P9qna9qG #
  • 22:41 @green_architect is cheetara still hot? #
  • 22:52 "NYPD Mass Arrests of Occupy Wall Street Protesters: Firsthand Account from AlterNet Staffer Trapped on Bridge": t.co/a6dtzoLu #
  • 22:57 despite all attempts to kill it, chivalry still lives: see 6:32pm update in bit.ly/qDWPrI #
  • 23:00 via @YourAnonNews: nyt censors story to deceive public regarding police entrapment of #occupywallstreet protesters: bit.ly/oQqep2 #
  • 23:04 nyt's al baker is a tool of the corps. distorting the truth for his masters. t.co/QjHNJAhi #
  • 23:13 and their underhanded efforts to suppress it: via @lmdapper: "Koch brothers spooked by forthcoming story": t.co/VibKqT7d #
  • 23:15 as the knight said to indy, "choose wisely": "Wall Street Protests: Which Side Are You On?": t.co/bmk270qk #
  • 23:20 @UsaSlumdog nah. just bizarre. i'm sure the results are no worse for you than the typical mass produced pasta products. #
  • 23:22 if we want real change in 2012, we must seize control of the democratic party machine and throw all disloyal to #ows's goals out. #
  • 23:57 @GravityDynamic that too. and it's one of #ows's demands. #
  • 23:58 @OTOOLEFAN advocating giving executive extra-legal power to execute us citizens without trial is the act of a fool. #
  • 00:00 @ggreenwald thanks for having the spine to say what needs to be said, no matter how unpopular it may be. #
  • 00:02 the nation wasn't all that secure when it was founded, but the founding fathers forbid punishment of its citizens without trial. #
  • 00:06 @OTOOLEFAN only police states presume guilt of their citizens. individual case isn't issue. precedent it sets is. #
  • 00:07 @OTOOLEFAN and as i find inability to see that given history of such power as anything other than inexcusably mentally lazy, you're blocked. #
  • 00:10 @TroyBeast you'd think the argument that more nerve endings is better than fewer would be blindingly obvious, wouldn't you? #
  • 00:12 another thing i cannot stand: rah-rahing extension of the police state because of the "it makes us more secure" bullshit mantra. #
  • 00:13 "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin #
  • 00:14 given the previous quote, you can be sure he wouldn't approve of abandoning our constitution in return for it. #
  • 00:26 not that it's a surprise, but koch brothers guilty of treason: t.co/CsAXnuBS #
  • 00:27 read story b4 they bury it: ""Bloomberg Markets" reveals that Koch Industries sold petrochemical equipment to Iran": t.co/CsAXnuBS #
  • 00:41 livestream feed from #occupywallstreet: t.co/nAtSnp4O #
  • 00:52 you really should read this to understand how twitter trending works. not intuitive. t.co/4yCbAlWH #
  • 00:55 @G_times comment re amount of oking obama's extra-legal execution is getting. expect it from right. disgusted with it from left. #
  • 00:57 @Toolbeard yep #
  • 01:00 @G_times so pathetic. gov uses single exceptional case to excuse removing a protection for hundreds of millions and millions cheer. #
  • 01:02 #ows #occupywallstreet RT @DannyDeVito: People are asking for someone to listen to them. They speak in one voice. One non violent voice. #
  • 01:04 geothermal: still the safest most abundant source of energy and from it electricity. #
  • 01:05 @G_times they do that here too. #
  • 01:08 wtf? RT @america_news1: High school football cheerleader collapses, dies (AP) t.co/jbOB1fT4 #
  • 01:10 "Apple briefly passes Exxon as largest U.S. company": t.co/HRYG2mQi #
  • 01:12 @Ziggy_Daddy thanks for the pointer. added to queue. #
  • 01:35 @helacious hello #
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  • 11:14 no, but they sure f'd up again: "Did Congress Kill the Debit Card?": t.co/EGlViO3M #
  • 11:16 banks raising fees to recover losses from no longer being able to charge fees. businesses to pocket savings. customers lose. gov at work. #
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  • 11:21 found _alive_, that is: "Man whose car plunged off cliff found by family": t.co/Smcf8UzK #
  • 11:22 "Anwar al-Awlaki Killed By Same Unit That Took Down Osama bin Laden": t.co/58zgrxU3 #
  • 11:23 "Is America becoming a house divided against itself?": t.co/UUMUJjgq #
  • 11:27 you can't solve some issues with compromise. legal abortion, equal rights, etc. those who oppose them must be outvoted not compromised with. #
  • 11:29 @AquaponicsNews same with geothermal electricity. #
  • 11:33 @genxgina it's pretty sad. stupid move on the gov's part since any idiot could have predicted the outcome of the legislation. #
  • 11:36 via @BanTshirts: bachmann says obama responsible for democracy in middle east. but not in so many words. t.co/idlyfnMF #
  • 11:40 @JeffersonObama you don't get it, do you? it's not that he was a great guy, it's that extra-legal killing is not something to be sanctioned. #
  • 11:44 @txmattie @JeffersonObama in case you hadn't noticed, that tactic has been used for the last 10 years to manipulate us. #
  • 11:46 @txmattie @JeffersonObama it sets a precedent that cannot be allowed. next w could argue anti-war or anti-corp protesters were a threat. #
  • 11:47 @senor_brandon i'm sure bachmann would agree with that. #
  • 12:04 @txmattie @JeffersonObama nature of threat irrelevant to the precedent of 'killing without proof of guilt is legitimate" that it sets. #
  • 12:10 RT @ronaldjacksonX: Americans See Republicans As Only Interested In Helping The ‘Haves’ (Poll With Chart) t.co/6kv778uU #
  • 12:13 @raffi download the pdf and open in a graphics editor to see the image without scribd's "help". t.co/Z7nTFTVk #
  • 12:31 @murshedz boo? #
  • 12:33 "Kids These Days Know Nothing About the Civil Rights Movement": t.co/xgIg7dWP #
  • 17:00 @masoudkr it's pretty sad. this country's fallen a long way in 10 years. #
  • 17:04 @masoudkr i''m sure both that i don't want to know and that we'll find out. #
  • 17:08 word of the day: Hypocorism: t.co/QOefGjOG (no relation to hypocrite). #
  • 17:10 @masoudkr that would be insane and irresponsible. really want to risk nuclear war? i don't. #
  • 17:11 @masoudkr that said, i'd back a primary challenger. but no matter who wins i'm voting blue in the general. we can try again in two years. #
  • 17:20 i'd never heard of this film, and unfortunately neither has @netflix: t.co/qXC8ZQWl #
  • 18:23 corps that disable unauthorized audio track use by youtube videos are stupid. best *free* promotion for sales of said tracks wasted. #
  • 18:29 @fanniecoralie they might pay. that's the point. hearing it during the video triggering them to buy the cd or download the track. #
  • 18:36 cute somethings break: t.co/BtwZyPLG #
  • 18:54 @PomPrincessMomJ ie: one term's worth? :-) #
  • 19:02 @fanniecoralie more chance than if they don't hear the track. greed causes stupidity. #
  • 19:03 live feed from the "charging bull" livecam in nyc: t.co/sFo9kTtW #
  • 19:05 if you want to get to the #ows protest but can't get the directions page to load, it's in Zuccotti Park. #
  • 19:09 Bologna: Kojak's evil twin. #
  • 19:19 #StopScapegoatingMurry RT @OCindex: #MichaelJackson Conrad Murray real name is Ongoka N'kwachu born in Jos Nigeria #
  • 19:24 @OCindex he did what doctors did before he was hired did, jackson did himself, and would have hired someone to do if Murray had refused. #
  • 19:27 @OCindex which is less ethical? refusing to help and making it more likely mj'd kill himself with the drug, or helping him. no easy answer. #
  • 19:29 @OCindex no, Murray'd be fired and black listed from working with stars, MJ'd have hired another doctor, and would have happened later. #
  • 19:29 @OCindex he took the meds for terrible chronic pain and he wouldn't stop taking them even if no doctor would help him administer it. #
  • 19:38 @OCindex ideally, yes. the fact is, however, if Murray'd refused he'd have just been replaced. just bad luck it was him and not another. #
  • 19:39 @OCindex and since mj was an adult, i think it was his right to decide how to cope with his intractable pain. #
  • 19:40 @OCindex doctor obeying an informed patient's orders is not responsible for wisdom of those orders imo. #
  • 20:11 via @MoralOutrage1: must read by Chris Hedges: "The Best Among Us": t.co/Cfm7y6DN #
  • 20:13 whenever you're angry about how fucked up the country is, refer to t.co/rUCLL8f6 #
  • 20:16 obama has not been the president i'd hoped he was. but he remains a far better president than any republican would be. #
  • 20:18 the #ows movement goes national: #OccupyTogether: "hub for [] events springing up across country in solidarity": t.co/lmtHchBM #
  • 23:12 @UsaSlumdog i feel sorry for mj. did you know he lived in constant severe pain from that pepsi commerical fire? why he took those drugs. #
  • 23:13 @UsaSlumdog i don't think he would have wanted everyone blame his doctor when his meds caught up to him. #
  • 23:18 @UsaSlumdog few of us have had 3rd degree burns on our scalps either. he did what he felt he had to do. don't think we can judge him. #
  • 23:29 "Researchers Play Quantum Ping-Pong": t.co/FdeWbXZ0 #
  • 23:31 now _this_ is a 21st invention: "3D Food Printers Coming Home Soon": t.co/972jwN8K #
  • 23:34 the longer we can keep #occupywallstreet going, the stronger it becomes. #ows #
  • 23:36 "occlupanid morphology": t.co/nYg1wO0t #
  • 23:38 my gratitude and support to those making #occupywallstreet a continuing reality. #ows #
  • 23:45 wonder if there is a business near the #ows protesters smart enough to see pr value in giving them shelter. #occupywallstreet #
  • 23:46 are there no churches near the #ows protesters that will give shelter to these champions of right? #occupywallstreet #
  • 23:54 looks like there'll be another convenient death shortly: via @DiscrimLawyer: "NOTW Reporter Threatens to Talk": t.co/Q8nMogOB #
  • 00:08 kitten break * weirdness: t.co/Osv0TaKS #
  • 00:26 if you want to know what Fox really thinks about the public: via @USRealityCheck: t.co/lPLXWA0A clip #USRC #
  • 00:42 @geoff9cow sad thing is they probably don't. most people have terrible memories these days due to tv induced rot. #
  • 00:59 @brookgarden can't believe he's all gray now. damn i'm old. #
  • 01:29 clue to dem candidates planning 2012 runs for national office: siding with #ows now will reward you later. #occupywallstreet #
  • 01:40 obama continues efforts to be w ii: his doj now authoring bogus memos legitimating patently illegal action: t.co/69yCBl1e #
  • 01:41 "Judging a Long, Deadly Reach": t.co/PBkaCVwD #
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  • 10:19 "Mass. cat with 2 faces lives 12 years, sets record": t.co/XA8y0Sua #
  • 10:20 "'Magic Mushroom' Compound Triggered Positive Personality Change in Study": t.co/9wlGZ6p7 #
  • 10:22 no need for the quotes, smh: "Palestinians angered by Blair's seeming 'bias' ": t.co/u9PElwMz #
  • 10:24 "My Mom’s Life as a Playboy Bunny": t.co/hcI6H9qb #
  • 11:13 "Why Fewer Young American Jews Share Their Parents' View of Israel": t.co/ZGlhcLLS #
  • 11:30 in case it hadn't occured to you, giving the gov the power to mandate that you buy a for-profit product sets a terrible precedent. #
  • 13:08 @JimGivitis just so long as nobody tells him about fukushima. #
  • 13:17 i'm one of those who hasn't forgotten fox news has received no punishment 4 libeling & slandering acorn 2 death. where's justice 4 acorn? #
  • 16:08 you broke the code RT @ChicoDelainky: Only the stupid (Tea Baggers) vote 4 Repubs & they're cutting education 2 make sure they continue. #
  • 16:22 glad i didn't have this asshat as a teacher: t.co/Bs5bzegD #
  • 16:22 @ThePlumLineGS and boy is it. #
  • 16:24 "Graphene nanoribbons could extend Moore's Law by 10 years": t.co/gmDAzZ6d #
  • 16:29 @Heartteacher_ he sounds like an control freak prick. as i said, glad i didn't have monsters like that when i was in school. #
  • 17:07 @AlterNet where were they when i was complaining about t.co/qriOPQhf ? #
  • 17:11 not onion: "Belly up: Did Japan airlines co-pilot accidentally fly aircraft upside down by pressing the wrong button?": t.co/pHkRKoT9 #
  • 17:14 insane christian right has match with insane muslim right: t.co/Zxy4Plvw #
  • 17:15 words fail me: "'16 and Pregnant' Stars Arrested for Raising 2-Year-Old in House of Horrors": t.co/IR24ybVb #
  • 18:54 @MarkClayson shrug. since they show no interest in firing the asshats responsible for the bonehead moves, who knows? #
  • 19:14 if you have the $, now would be an excellent time to invest in air conditioning manufacturers. demand certain to soar as warming gets worse. #
  • 19:22 @txmattie the irony being those rich enough to make the investment tend to be the ones too stupid to admit global warming is real. #
  • 19:30 @txmattie this country is in the worst shape i've ever seen. our gov is a sham of corporate corruption killing the earth for profit. #
  • 19:56 the most prophetic line from avatar: "they killed their mother". #
  • 20:26 the key failure of previous workfare programs was making the unemployed find the (possibly non-existent) jobs. gov should find & assign. #
  • 22:10 *THIS* RT @Adenovir: Republican voters have short memories, or else they'd be democrats. #
  • 23:09 get ready for more check users in the checkout line: "Banks to Make Customers Pay Fee for Using Debit Cards": t.co/Z0CJdV2U #
  • 00:19 @MunksterMan2 you mean should discipline. but unfortunately "should" means little in this country. #
  • 00:19 @chompie97 should be amusing to watch the obama-worshipers invent new mental contortions to justify that. #
  • 01:20 @EvillySexyBitch is this an endorsement of the police behavior towards #ows? #
  • 01:26 obama betraying poor people, siding with states that violate medicade reembursement standards: t.co/qayYupkA #
  • 01:27 @EvillySexyBitch maybe i misread the tone of t.co/HW1wFu93 #
  • 01:33 "Full bladders, wasabi alarm earn Ig Nobels": t.co/avCog57j #
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  • 10:19 "Mass. cat with 2 faces lives 12 years, sets record": t.co/XA8y0Sua #
  • 10:20 "'Magic Mushroom' Compound Triggered Positive Personality Change in Study": t.co/9wlGZ6p7 #
  • 10:22 no need for the quotes, smh: "Palestinians angered by Blair's seeming 'bias' ": t.co/u9PElwMz #
  • 10:24 "My Mom’s Life as a Playboy Bunny": t.co/hcI6H9qb #
  • 11:13 "Why Fewer Young American Jews Share Their Parents' View of Israel": t.co/ZGlhcLLS #
  • 11:30 in case it hadn't occured to you, giving the gov the power to mandate that you buy a for-profit product sets a terrible precedent. #
  • 13:08 @JimGivitis just so long as nobody tells him about fukushima. #
  • 13:17 i'm one of those who hasn't forgotten fox news has received no punishment 4 libeling & slandering acorn 2 death. where's justice 4 acorn? #
  • 16:08 you broke the code RT @ChicoDelainky: Only the stupid (Tea Baggers) vote 4 Repubs & they're cutting education 2 make sure they continue. #
  • 16:22 glad i didn't have this asshat as a teacher: t.co/Bs5bzegD #
  • 16:22 @ThePlumLineGS and boy is it. #
  • 16:24 "Graphene nanoribbons could extend Moore's Law by 10 years": t.co/gmDAzZ6d #
  • 16:29 @Heartteacher_ he sounds like an control freak prick. as i said, glad i didn't have monsters like that when i was in school. #
  • 17:07 @AlterNet where were they when i was complaining about t.co/qriOPQhf ? #
  • 17:11 not onion: "Belly up: Did Japan airlines co-pilot accidentally fly aircraft upside down by pressing the wrong button?": t.co/pHkRKoT9 #
  • 17:14 insane christian right has match with insane muslim right: t.co/Zxy4Plvw #
  • 17:15 words fail me: "'16 and Pregnant' Stars Arrested for Raising 2-Year-Old in House of Horrors": t.co/IR24ybVb #
  • 18:54 @MarkClayson shrug. since they show no interest in firing the asshats responsible for the bonehead moves, who knows? #
  • 19:14 if you have the $, now would be an excellent time to invest in air conditioning manufacturers. demand certain to soar as warming gets worse. #
  • 19:22 @txmattie the irony being those rich enough to make the investment tend to be the ones too stupid to admit global warming is real. #
  • 19:30 @txmattie this country is in the worst shape i've ever seen. our gov is a sham of corporate corruption killing the earth for profit. #
  • 19:56 the most prophetic line from avatar: "they killed their mother". #
  • 20:26 the key failure of previous workfare programs was making the unemployed find the (possibly non-existent) jobs. gov should find & assign. #
  • 22:10 *THIS* RT @Adenovir: Republican voters have short memories, or else they'd be democrats. #
  • 23:09 get ready for more check users in the checkout line: "Banks to Make Customers Pay Fee for Using Debit Cards": t.co/Z0CJdV2U #
  • 00:19 @MunksterMan2 you mean should discipline. but unfortunately "should" means little in this country. #
  • 00:19 @chompie97 should be amusing to watch the obama-worshipers invent new mental contortions to justify that. #
  • 01:20 @EvillySexyBitch is this an endorsement of the police behavior towards #ows? #
  • 01:26 obama betraying poor people, siding with states that violate medicade reembursement standards: t.co/qayYupkA #
  • 01:27 @EvillySexyBitch maybe i misread the tone of t.co/HW1wFu93 #
  • 01:33 "Full bladders, wasabi alarm earn Ig Nobels": t.co/avCog57j #
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  • 10:13 "surprise, surprise". not. RT @Michelle9647: R @Oceana: New study finds Gulf oil spill threats to fish biology ow.ly/6GE8y" #
  • 10:16 another thing the fda couldn't be bothered ro prevent while harassing walnut sellers: t.co/w8QSdlEB #
  • 10:17 which is exactly why gop opposes it: "Economists: Obama plan would hold off recession [in 2012]": t.co/v1QaxtbI #
  • 10:18 "Pakistan: We're scapegoats for US frustration over Afghan war": t.co/ZGQSMAf6 #
  • 10:19 one of ron paul's grounds for being unelectable views: that the 14th amendment should be repealed. no thanks. #
  • 10:21 "From the man who discovered Stuxnet, dire warnings one year later": t.co/CznLZBpl #
  • 10:24 @fanniecoralie of course not. ignorance is a huge part of right-wing thinking. or lack thereof. #
  • 12:43 aka a politer form of STFU RT @nealcarter: @edwardvirtually #HASM explained, t.co/K6kQRmer #
  • 12:44 @CBSNews the usps could have a 'war criminals of the w administration' stamp series. #
  • 15:21 @allen_osuno because we all know god hates sex, what with him making genitals and all. #
  • 16:24 @allen_osuno i just find the whole nudity/sex is bad thing to be quite blasphemous so always amused when "religious" types use it. #
  • 20:05 "that was sure a stupid promise i made." RT @EinsteinBOT: I want to know God's thoughts... the rest are details. #
  • 22:20 @allen_osuno well, the elite pretend to be conservative so they can exploit the ignorance of those who really are. sad. #
  • 22:41 really wish they'd stop trying to scapegoat Dr. Conrad Murray for Jackson's death. not something he'd have wanted and not deserved. #
  • 22:55 "Donald Rumsfeld Stripped Of Immunity In Torture Case": t.co/YOupeVlv #
  • 23:48 @utaustinliberal but if they stopped lying, what would they have going for them? :-) #
  • 23:49 @AngelaLoRosso we're hardly in a position to moralize given how many civilians have died in iraq due to w's war we're too weak to stop. #
  • 00:26 @AngelaLoRosso sorry, assumed us. can't tell from your bio. :-) #
  • 00:38 @AngelaLoRosso not a matter of the troops, matter of the public not caring enough to end the war when they knew it was bogus. #
  • 00:38 @AngelaLoRosso automated drone strikes that kill civilians over 90% of the time are no less contemptible imo. #
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