Friday, June 24, 2011

Lie To Me

Coinciding with the release of Bristol Palin's memoir this week, I have a need to revisit a couple of interviews that Levi did with his Mom and sister. One was on the Tyra Banks show and the other was on Larry King Live. This was after Levi and Bristol's first breakup when they were fighting over custody of Tripp...spring of 2009. There is a lot of information in these interviews and videos. I think it is time to listen to Levi's side of the story. Did the Palin's know that Bristol and Levi were sexually active? Was Levi at the Palin's house most of the time? Were the couple trying to have a child? How did they break the news to both families? What was their reaction?

Take a look at this interview with Larry King. Watch Levi's face when he speaks and listen carefully. At about 4:16 he stumbles and recovers very quickly when referring to Bristol's age. He starts to say 16 and then changes it to 18. Watch his eyes dart at the camera when he recovers. This has bothered me since the first time I watched this video. What do you think?

Here is the link to the Part II of the interview. And here is part III.

And then there is this video compilation by The Young Turks of Levi, Sherrie and Mercede on the Tyra Banks Show. Watch around the 6:30 minute mark for Sherrie to make reference to Levi's age..".forget about being 17. That went right out the window. I was excited to be a gramma," she says.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The time to protect the blue heart of our planet is now, today and urgent!

State Of The Ocean: 'Shocking' Report Warns Of Mass Extinction From Current Rate Of Marine Distress

by Huffington Post reporter Travis Donovan 

If the current actions contributing to a multifaceted degradation of the world's oceans aren't curbed, a mass extinction unlike anything human history has ever seen is coming, an expert panel of scientists warns in an alarming new report.

The preliminary report from the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) is the result of the first-ever interdisciplinary international workshop examining the combined impact of all of the stressors currently affecting the oceans, including pollution, warming, acidification, overfishing and hypoxia.

“The findings are shocking," Dr. Alex Rogers, IPSO's scientific director, said in a statement released by the group. "This is a very serious situation demanding unequivocal action at every level. We are looking at consequences for humankind that will impact in our lifetime, and worse, our children's and generations beyond that."

To read the entire article go here.


This one speaks for itself....ahhhhhhh

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Economy in About Two Minutes

Robert Reich explains the economy in less than 2:15 minutes, including some pretty nifty drawings.

Funny thing. When I posted this video I looked back at some previous posts and guess what I found? Yep, a few weeks ago I posted a link to Robert Reich's article. So, if you missed that and would like to read what he is saying here in a little more detail, go here.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Palin's Emails Are Out...Enjoy Links And Comments From Alaskan Bloggers

After three years, the state of Alaska has finally released over 24K emails under the Palin administration. You can follow these links to get right to the heart of what is uncovered...


Immoral Minority

After most of the afternoon, Politicusa reveals that after sifting through a few thousand initial emails , it seems that those in Alaska who were responsible for releasing these emails are the same people who were appointed by Palin in the first place. So, what we are finding is that they have redacted emails that reveal anything of interest about Palin, but leave in the emails that criticize Palin so it looks like she is the victim again and again. And they don't stop there. They very thoughtfully left the names, addresses and even phone numbers on those emails.

"Once again, Sarah Palin shows a remarkable ability to turn a normal request (freedom of information or open records request in this case) into an opportunity for revenge on citizens whom she feels have wronged her. These emails were so heavily redacted that they tell the same story the upcoming propaganda film tells about Sarah Palin, though not even all of the Palin lawyers could put Sarah the Governor back together again. It’s clear from her emails that Sarah Palin was not governing the state of Alaska; she was a CC on emails between other people who governed for her, with very little guidance, direction or input from Sarah Palin until it came to her myth management."

I won't hold my breath that there is anything worth the time and energy it will take to look through the rest of the emails. They have been combed through and sanitized just like Sarah wanted.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sarah Palin Makes Up Stuff About Paul Revere

Sarah Palin spent the day being all folksy with the people of Boston as she and her family toured the Freedom Trail. But Sarah doesn't blink as she recounts her version of Paul Revere's ride and how it fit into our American history. I just love watching video that captures those idiotic moments for eternity. Enjoy this from Mediaite!

Palin said, “He who warned uh, the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh by ringing those bells, and um, makin’ sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed.”

I have to agree with what Jason Easley wrote in Politicausa. Sarah Palin must be held accountable for her ignorance. She does not get a free pass when she makes up stuff when speaking about the history of this country. She must be exposed for the joke that she is.

She says this "vacation" of hers is not about posturing for her run at the Presidency? This family trip is not about raking in money for SarahPAC? No. No. She says this bus tour is about showing "us?" about the history of our country and how exceptional we are?

I say spare us, Sarah. My ears are bleeding.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Truth About The American Economy

How did we go from the Great Depression to 30 years of Great Prosperity? And from there, to 30 years of stagnant incomes and widening inequality, culminating in the Great Recession? And from the Great Recession into such an anemic recovery?

Berkeley Professor and Huffington Post contributor Robert Reich has managed to write about the economy so that anyone could understand it. Read the whole article here.