Monthly Archives: March 2015

Ferguson protesters advance toward police; Police pull back

Anyone still protesting on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., is breaking the city curfew. Nevertheless, police on the scene are not arresting protesters. On the contrary, they are reportedly moving further away from them.

Maybe the plan is to let the Black Panthers handle crowd control.

Lapdog Czar: NYT reporter defends Obama administration’s Ebola response

President Obama can count on many in the mainstream media to have his back when it comes to offering a defense of his administration’s actions (or inactions). Include New York Times Foreign Correspondent Rukmini Callimachi among this administration’s staunch defenders when it comes to the issue of Ebola:

@bdcory who has returned from Liberia 22 days ago not hysteria? And finally how is kicking a woman in an airplane toilet not craziness?

— Rukmini Callimachi (@rcallimachi) October 20, 2014

@rcallimachi How is this govt to be trusted?

— Cory (@bdcory) October 20, 2014

@bdcory What have they done to lose your trust? The incompetence of a hospital in Dallas is not equivalent to our government

— Rukmini Callimachi (@rcallimachi) October 20, 2014

Does the Obama administration have a “Lapdog Czar” yet?

During a discussion with a person who disagreed, Callimachi cited the CDC website:

@bdcory CDC rules on transmission are all available on its website. Seems we are never going to agree on this issue, so will be signing off

— Rukmini Callimachi (@rcallimachi) October 20, 2014

About that: As we’ve reported, the CDC protocols on its website have been continually evolving.

“What have they done to lose your trust?” Well…

That awkward moment when CDC cleared nurse to fly with fever. Then ‘forgot’ that HERE [photo]

‘Idiocracy is upon us’: CDC director does a 180 on Ebola ‘protocol breach’ blame

That awkward moment when CDC claims Ebola ‘protocol breach’ or something. Then ‘forgets’ to mention it HERE

Bombshell: Watch CDC director deny then admit that Ebola can be spread by casual contact

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This journo is SHOCKED the WH can’t be trusted; This has to be the most unreal statement ever

Occupy CPS holding vigil for children ‘killed’ by Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Do they teach the meaning of hyperbole in the Chicago Public Schools? In March, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis declared Rahm Emanuel the “Murder Mayor” and accused him of “murdering public services” and “murdering our ability to maintain public sector jobs.” And tonight, protesters will hold a vigil for the children “killed” by the mayor and the school board.

As Twitchy reported, protesters began marching Sunday with signs reading, “Rahm’s racist school closings spill student blood.” If there’s anything worth protesting, it’s the abysmal quality of Chicago’s public schools, despite teachers earning $76,000 per year on average (the second highest in the nation).

Well, as long as the protesters keep things civil, it’s all good. A drum circle should make things right.


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For its part, the Chicago Board of Education says that closing 50 underutilized school buildings will allow the city to reallocate public funds to provide air conditioning in every classroom, upgraded Internet bandwidth, and iPads for all students in grade 3–8, among other improvements. At least one protester likens the school board’s vote to attempted genocide, though.

What The Greatest Musicians In History Look Like Now

The muse really is a harsh mistress.

1. Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Seems to have let himself go a bit, no?

2. Frédéric Chopin.

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Look at those chompers!

3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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Work those angles, Wolfie!

4. Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Is that a side-eye? Classic Bach.

5. Joseph Haydn.

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Upholstery isn’t what it used to be.

6. Peter Tchaikovsky.

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Digging the clean-shaven look!

7. Johannes Brahms.

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Is it just us or is Brahms looking worryingly thin these days?

8. Franz Schubert.

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He finally ditched the glasses!

9. Richard Wagner.

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Werk.

Hacked? Sen. Lindsey Graham calls dibs on John McCain’s office

CBS News’ Mark Knoller probably knows more about the nuances of “Senate humor” than we do, and Sen. John McCain will probably take his colleague Lindsey Graham’s tweet in good fun. Still, with McCain visiting rebel leaders today in the very dangerous country of Syria, not everyone was in a laughing mood. Too soon?

Update: Though Graham’s joke didn’t fly with the majority of Twitter followers, Knoller’s giving him the benefit of the doubt.

A Man That Hated His Job Decided To Stop Complaining. He Made Art Instead. The Results Are Incredible.

Have you ever had a job you hated? What did you do about it? Complain a lot? (Yeah me too.) That’s what makes midwestern photographer Logan Zillmer different. Zillmer works as a retail manager, and thoroughly loathes his job. Last year, in an effort to combat the soul sucking powers of retail, began a photo a day project. He had a degree in film and put his talents to good use. What he created is an amazing series of surrealist photos mostly inspired by his lucid dreams. Here is how he describes his reason for starting the project: “The retail job is my “real person job” but I would argue that it makes me less of a real person. Photography has always been second nature to me, both because I’ve done it since I was 15 and because it is just how my mind works.”

“I Want to Feel At Home”

“The Balloonatic”

“Passions”

“Human Nature”

“Cornfield Sunset”

“Looking For Sun”

“Matter”

“untitled (Spur series no. 2)”

“Winter’s Dream”

” The Career Man”

“untitled”

“Men In the Trees “

“Replacements”

“Nightmare”

“Self Sabotage”

“The Reluctant Giant”

“The Trial”

“The Relative Life”

“Fishing”

“The Long Year”

“Frozen Lake”

“One”

“Growth”

H/T: Daily Mail A “lucid dream” is any dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming. Zillmer was able to create these dreamscapes in his head and then show them to us. Doing something like this is so much better than complaining about your job. Make sure to share these by clicking below.

The troubles of George Soros, love machine

Daily News via Jammie Wearing Fool:

Billionaire George Soros was so eager to stop his ex-gal pal from filing a lawsuit, he offered her cousin $250,000 to persuade her to drop the case, the Daily News has learned.

The cousin says the offer was a bribe; Soros’ lawyer says it was merely an attempt to settle the dispute.

Former Brazilian soap star Adriana Ferreyr, 31, sued Soros, 81, in August after he reneged on a promise to buy her a $1.9 million Manhattan apartment.

The $50 million suit also contained claims of emotional torture, harassment and violence — all denied by the twice-divorced Soros.

When she threatened to take him to court, Soros went to her cousin Mauricio Carneiro, a lawyer, with a cash offer.

“Pursuant to your conversation with George Soros . . . I understand you may wish to be helpful with the situation,” the billionaire’s lawyer William Zabel wrote to Carneiro in an email seen by The News.

Carneiro fired back that he could not be bought. “I was shocked that George called me to offer me $250,000 in order to get my sympathy, get rid of her lawyers and settle the case . . . .”

What a cheapskate. He pays David Brock more than that annually to be a nut. Hey, where’s Gloria Allred?

Rick Reichmuth’s ‘biggest childhood fear’: Hilarious or creepy? [photo]

What is hilarious and creepy? Oh, just this:

Oh dear.

Heh.

This Twitter user has some exit advice for the Fox News Channel chief meteorologist:

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‘Mind blown’: Wow! Check out Rick Reichmuth’s glorious shot of Northern Lights [photos]

NASCAR ‘Hell yea!’ Rick Reichmuth delights at #Daytona500 (Bonus: Guess who he found there) [photos]

Larry the Cable Guy sees ‘proud papa’ in Willie Robertson’s selfie with Sadie

Sadie Robertson will be a contestant on the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars,” and Larry the Cable Guy sees success on the horizon: