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Friday July 23, 2010 The (it has been a while since the last) Day in Tubes

It has been a while since I last posted a Day in Tubes. Monday December 21, 2009 was my final post, if I am not mistaken. Shortly after that tube diary, my CPU shut down and would not get up. I also experience a similar meltdown, and became what I have come to call (not affectionately): a Narcoleptic Zombie. My Nurse Practitioner thought it would be a great idea for me to go on a new medication last December. However, I now realize it was a terrible decision, as I basically lost six months of my life.

A life that was saved by an underpaid, but supremely dedicated employee of a local non-profit mental health care center. It was her job to help me. It is the job of lot of people to help me, as I really am bat shit crazy (yeah, I know, I shouldn’t use that word. Too bad, ’cause I like it;~). But she actually believed me when I told her that something was terribly wrong. She understood that just because a person is crazy, it doesn’t mean they are incompetent, stupid, and/or liars. Together, we went to see my NP and helped us figure out that the meds were killing me. Thank you Jennifer. I also thank all of my workers (all 17,539 of them;~), and thank Ani and me for moving to a county where the Social Workers actually do their jobs. More on this in a future diary…

So after a full three months off the gnasty meds, I have a new CPU (finally, I know what to call the bloody thing), and (I think) the old Hollede is back. I guess we shall see… Oh and my computer is now a big, bad, beautiful monster that will kick your computer’s ass down the hall;~J

One thing that is now a bit disturbing to me is how much things have changed here in teh internets since my last real venture (not one on the horrid little phone!) into the virtual world. The Moose seems rather, uh…dead these days, and the funny is harder than ever to find at the YouTube (or anywhere else for that matter). For crying out soft, Headzup hasn’t done a new tube since December! Where oh where have they gone? Sob…please come back to me Headzup…moan, please?

Is everyone that disheartened by the politics these days? Well buck up dudes, and get your butts out there and DO SOMETHING!!!!! Quit yer bitchin’, get outta the kitchen, and start kickin’ some pugs in the head! I know, not nice, but whoever said that President Obama could do this alone? He needs our help folks, as the alternative is intolerable. So on with the tubes and we shall see if I have lost my touch…

Although this is not exactly new,  made me smile with their release of “THE PARTY’S OVER-TURE – a sampler of econoparodies”:

God, I love VersusPlus. My only complaint has been and still is, they don’t produce often enough. Please take time to support them and encourage more activity on their part.

It would appear someone is making the republicans very nervous. And she is sending chills through all of the right (pun intended) Democratic spines. Check this out from

Elizabeth Warren has all the right enemies

Conservatives and bankers can’t stand the woman who is trying “to change everything.” Are you listening, Obama?

Now here’s an example of some real crackerjack investigative reporting. Wall Street Journal reporter Damien Palleta has a scoop that will send bank reform  Kremlinologists into a frenzy. On Tuesday night, Elizabeth Warren, the progressive choice to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, had dinner with Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. And on Wednesday, right after attending the signing ceremony for the Dodd-Frank bill, Warren had lunch with Obama’s trusted senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett.

What can it mean? Who wins in a Jarrett vs Geithner throw down? Is Elena Kagan offering tips on how to pass confirmation hearings with flying colors? Or is Warren operating a last-ditch lobbying effort to win over hearts and minds?

The chatter over Warren’s prospects has grown into a full-on uproar in recent days, and now that bank reform is law, the clock is ticking.

I don’t think Warren’s chances are all that great — too many Democratic senators have already expressed reservations. But I don’t care. As far as I’m concerned, Warren has all the right enemies. Watch Alabama’s Richard Shelby blast her, just this morning:

Uh oh. It would appear that Elizabeth Warren is shaking a few trees and some rotten apples are falling out onto the ground:~D

Barney Frank spoke of the need to appoint Ms. Warren to the Consumer Board with TPMtv earlier today.

Has he lost weight? He is looking fit these days;~J Oh and right on target as usual…

Breaking news from the Onion News Network! Hide your children from…well, let the Onion explain…

An Onion a day helps keep the CNN away.

Cenk Uygur of the Young Turks was on Dylan Ratigan Wednesday and made this interesting point about tax rates:

I did get a bit annoyed that Mr. Uygur was getting credit for this genius idea, as I have been trying to make this point for years. Was Mr. Uygur reading the Moose last September when we had a discussion regarding tax rates in my diary on Michael Moore’s movie, Capitalism: A Love Story? The megalomaniac in me would like to think so, but then I settle down and realize I am not the only person with brilliant thoughts;~J

Here is my comment from that diary on September 26, 2009.  

I am not good with posting charts   (2.00 / 2)

or pic’s (I really need to learn how to post these things;~)

However looking at historical tax rates is very interesting. From this chart it would appear that the 1940’s through the early 60’s, we had a tax rate of 81% to 91% on top earners. Talk about socialism. And yet these years are some of the very best for “average Jo’s and Josephine’s”. I don’t think the wealthy were hurting much either. I would need to delve deeper but it has been my impression that these were some of the best economic times for this country.

Income disparity is another issue I find interesting. The divide has increase tremendously over the past 50 or so years.

Gotta go to the dump now, but will be back later.  

“If you’re going to tell people the truth, you better make them laugh; otherwise they’ll kill You.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

by: Hollede @ Sat Sep 26, 2009 at 17:16:02 PM EDT

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Sigh…better days on the Moose…

In case any of you missed this earlier this week, here is a snippet from Tamron Hall’s interview with Tea Bagger Mark Williams. Courtesy of TPMtv.

LOL! He is blaming the NAACP for the the racist, anti-Obama signs at Tea Bagging events. What a douche bag. Too bad he had to resign, I really liked him;~J

Ok, so this is just funny. I noticed it on MSNBC earlier this week and decided to share.

The best parody of the Old Spice campaign I have seen so far.

Well, I hope you enjoyed the diary and I hope that I can continue to create them. If you find any particularly funny tubes, please let me know and I will include them in future diaries.

Just one final note, we really need to stop crying in our beers, and support or make the President do what needs to be done for our country. That goes for Congress as well. Criticism with a point, constructive ideas, and activism are much more productive than bitching and moaning about the shitty state of affairs we find ourselves in these days. So again I say, QUIT COMPLAINING AND DO SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE!!!  


  1. Hollede

    You are not hallucinating, I am back for real (if it matters;~). I hope you like it and will feel the need to comment. Alas, I must (shudder) go shopping now, but will be back later this evening. Have fun, I hope…

  2. spacemanspiff


    Wow. I haven’t been excited on the blogs since… umm.. whoa…

    Have I ever been this excited?

    I’ve been thinking about you and I’m happy to hear you are in your usual batshit crazy state of mind. Wouldn’t love you any other way!

    I’ll talk about the diary when I calm myself down a bit.

    (so happy!)

    I will comment on this…

    Income disparity is another issue I find interesting. The divide has increase tremendously over the past 50 or so years.

    Gotta go to the dump now, but will be back later.



  3. sricki

    You have been wayyyyy missed!

    But I think you know that. ; )

    Excellent tubes too! This diary got me all tingly — why is that? In fact… I’m pretty sure a thrill ran up my leg! Oh my, hope I can dig it out of my shorts…

    So fabulous to have you back. I will probably write a longer comment later, but I have to finish fixing dinner for company right now.  Catch you soon, and welcome BACK to the Moose!

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