Saturday, August 09, 2008

Digby; The Rambling Rebel Girl 

Here's a post to read by Digby called Real Women (contains lyrics).

Here are the lyrics to a song by Hazel Dickens called "Rambling Woman":

You been handing me a lot of sweet talk
about things you want us to do
You been talking about settling down
in a dream house built for two
I hate to disappoint you
but I don't fit in to that plan
Cause I'm a ramblin woman,
and you're a home loving man

I'm a ramblin woman with a different set of plans
And you know a ramblin woman is no good for a home loving man
There's a whole lot of places
my eyes are longng to see
Where there is no dream cottage
no babies on my knee
There's a whole lot of people
just waiting to shake my hand
And you know a ramblin woman
is no good for a home loving man

Take all your sweet talk
and give it to some other girl
Who'll be happy to rock your babies
and live in your kind of world
But I'm a different kind of woman
with a different set of plans
And you know a ramblin woman
is no good for a home loving man

Here is a video:

First you will hear Elizabeth Gurley Flynn speaking, and then you will hear Hazel Dickens sing "Rebel Girl" ( a song written by Joe Hill for Elizabeth Gurley Flynn). Here ya go:

Here's to Digby.


Staybehinder Lounge Weekend Dance Skool Disco Party Room! 

Practice up on your dance cocks... I mean steps!...dance steps... for the Republican Convention. And don't forget, Cindy McCain is Miss Pickle Licker Campground Blonde Beaver Queen 2008. If you want your cucumber waxed in November you need to perform accordingly. Whatever that means.

Can you say parquet. Parquet the night away. Viva mosaic flooring. Long live hardwood floor wax!

This post will now default to an open thread.


Wednesday, August 06, 2008



Mr T. Boone's Gas Truck has hauled it away 

The T. Boone Pickens has a plan... and it might very well poison your drinking water and destroy your land. Especially if you are one of those people currently being approached by the oil and gas companies with lusty offers of fabulous royalties from the natural gas reserves that may be hiding around under your back porch.

The Larry King Show (CNN) August 4, 2008:
T. BOONE PICKENS: ...my plan, The Pickens Plan, is a -- it's non-nonpartisan. And I said that at the first. I'm not -- I usually am, you know, helping Republicans. I'm not in this case. I'm not helping John McCain. I wanted it nonpartisan. I think it's so important to this country. And this is American. It's not political. And I do have a plan and the plan will work.

LARRY KING: All right, give me the essence of it.

PICKENS: OK. It's pretty simple, that we only have one natural resource in America that will replace foreign oil, and that's natural gas. We have an abundance of natural gas. It's cleaner, it's cheaper and it's domestic. And it will replace foreign oil.

"It's not political" - "it's non-nonpartisan" (yeah, it's non-nonpartisan alright). Wall Street Journal, October 2004:
On October 14, the Times followed up with a report on apparent Bush administration favoritism towards Halliburton in the regulatory field, through a series of actions that boosted a drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, devised by Halliburton, despite environmental concerns. The technique involves the injection of liquid chemicals, including gasoline, napalm, crude oil and other toxic substances, into oil wells, to force out greater quantities of petroleum than can be recovered by ordinary drilling.

The Bush administration has intervened to oppose efforts to regulate hydraulic fracturing under the Safe Drinking Water Act, authorizing an EPA study declaring that the technique poses no threat to drinking water. At least one EPA career civil servant has sought whistleblower protection and filed a complaint with the agency’s inspector general and Congress over that decision. Weston Wilson, an environmental engineer with 30 years experience, charged that the finding was not supported by science and that a current Halliburton employee sat in on the review panel that approved it.

A lawsuit brought by a group of Alabama residents living near a Halliburton well challenged hydraulic fracturing and won a 1997 Appeals Court decision ordering the EPA to regulate the practice under the drinking water law. Action on this decision has been repeatedly stalled, and the issue was ultimately referred to the Bush administration’s energy task force—headed by former Halliburton CEO Cheney. Not surprisingly, the panel sided with the energy industry and overruled the EPA. The US Department of Energy issued a statement declaring hydraulic fracturing vital to the US economy and proposing its exemption from regulation.

Your assignment, if you should choose to accept it, is to go read about Hydraulic Fracturing:
Hydraulic fracturing is a common technique used to stimulate the production of oil and natural gas. Typically, fluids are injected underground at high pressures, the formations fracture, and the oil or gas flows more freely out of the formation. Some of the injected fluids remain trapped underground. A number of these fluids, such as diesel fuel, qualify as hazardous materials and carcinogens, and are toxic enough to contaminate groundwater resources. Read more details in OGAP's basic primer on hydraulic fracturing.

Once the fracturing process is accomplished - often using fluids such as diesel fuel (which contains benzene) - a proppant such as sand is injected into the well (into the fractures, to hold them open and therefore allow the oil and gas to more easily and freely flow to the well). The proppant (sand) is most likely resin-coated (with Teflon or other materials) to reduce friction and promote an easier flow of gas or oil to the well. Likewise, radioactive treated proppant is sometimes introduced into the well in order to map the fractures along the wellbore. All of this poisonous material remains in the ground (along the fractures) and can leech into underground drinking water aquafiers (not to mention the flowback from the wells which collects in toxic surface pits).

If you live on a farm or in a home that draws its drinking water from a natural well located on your property, as i do, (and don't get your water from a municipal water system etc.) then whatever poisons are being introduced into that ground water environment may end up in your water table, your coffee cup, and ultimately in you.
Very small quantities of chemicals such as benzene, which causes cancer, are capable of contaminating millions of gallons of water. [See: Hydraulic Fracturing 101

T. Boone Pickens and his pals didn't mention any of this during their little boy-howdy happy talk energy task force revival meeting with Lightweight Larry the other night. No, not a peep.

So go read that page about Hydraulic Fracturing as well as Hydraulic Fracturing 101. It's all part of the T. Boone Pickens Plan. That's just the beginning of this mess (and it's going to be - it already is! - a big mess. And it will get bigger unless strict legislation is passed and strict regulatory action is taken, and unmercifully enforced).

Also see: Shale Gas

For more details, information and news article links see:
Catskill Citizens dot org

Then the gas company came with the world's largest wellbore
And they tortured the timber and stripped all the land
Well, they drilled for their gas till the land was forsaken
Then they wrote it all down as the progress of man.

video: John Prine, Paradise (Muhlenberg County).


Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The Nation Speaks 

Change we can believe in tangibly affect.

An Open Letter to Barack Obama


Straight Talk Recess 

My friend, my curious all male friend.


Via TBogg - ...concentrating on ginormous dick...
SEN. LIEBERMAN: First, let me say that John remains all male. There's no question about that. Secondly, he, he's, he's as smart, curious and intellectually alert as possible. That's why he loves these town hall meetings. That's why he keeps challenging Barack Obama to come and do a town hall meeting with him, but Obama says, "No." ~ ['Meet the Press' transcript for August 3, 2008]

"Curious"... indeed, heh, very curious.

At least they meet at the Town Hall (to do their town hall meeting thang) and aren't sneaking around the rest area out on the interstate.

Town Hall - 11pm (White Jasmine and the musky nutmeg scent of Fusty Maverick(TM) permeate the warm August air):

"Is that you, Joe, my friend? I can't find the light switch...oh, wait...here it is..."












4 This post was made possible by generous contributions from the FNB


Sunday, August 03, 2008

Staybehinder Lounge 

summer rounds second base.


John McCain Likes To Eat Regular Guy Stuff 

These are things that John McCain, Regular Guy, likes to eat:

[breakfast] - Waffles with flavored corn syrup. Scrambled eggs and ketchup catsup (not Heinz). Buttered white toast. Prune juice. Coke. (Senator McCain refuses to eat toast when visiting France).

[lunch] - American grilled cheese sandwich on white bread or chunky (not fancy elitist albacore) tuna sandwich on white bread with Miracle Whip and a Coke.

[dinner] - BBQ'd meat. Chicken livers or Pork Chops smothered in condensed cream of mushroom soup. Chimichanga Supremes. Tatar Tots. Buttered corn on the cob or easy creamed spinach casserole with canned fried onion sprinkles. Coke.

[desert] - Angel food cake topped with sliced canned peaches in corn syrup and Cool Whip. Fudge (from Germantown Ohio or Lancaster PA) or Cadbury eggs. Mega Missile WarHeads (with a gumball in the tip). Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps. Diet Coke

[snack] - Soft Cheddar Pretzels. Tangy BBQ Krispy Crunchy Puffs. Coconut GooGoo Clusters. Warm milk with ground nutmeg from Connecticut, The Joe Leiberman State.


But in a nation in which 66% of the voting-age population is overweight and 32% is obese, could Sen. Obama's skinniness be a liability? Despite his visits to waffle houses, ice-cream parlors and greasy-spoon diners around the country, his slim physique just might have some Americans wondering whether he is truly like them. - Booman Tribune.

You bet your fat ass it could. Senator McCain challenges Senator Obama to a televised cream cheese eating contest in Philadelphia. Senator McCain will eat four pounds of cream cheese and wash it down with a liter of orange soda pop faster than Senator Obama can say pass me the solid sterling master butter knife bud. Senator McCain, my friends, will eat his cream cheese with a Pig Sticker Bowie knife.

Senator McCain never eats any of that sissy food Mrs McCain stole from the Food Terror network neither. One time Mrs McCain tried to make Senator McCain eat some of that Ahi Tuna with Napa Valley Slawful and Senator McCain had his friend G. Gordon Liddy slash the tires on Mrs McCain's favorite airplane so Mrs McCain would stop flying off to Northern California every other afternoon to buy expensive cole slaw from dirty hippy cabbage farmers. Mrs. McCain never pulled a stunt like that again.

Senator McCain likes to eat imported Iranian Pistachio nuts because they remind him of "'Marie the Flame of Florida,'" a dancer who cleaned her fingernails with her switchblade."

(this post was inspired by the writings of David Brooks.)


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