Wednesday, September 29, 2010

More O'Keefe douchebaggery

Is there ANY question this guy is complete piece of shit?

Fake pimp from ACORN videos tries to 'punk' CNN correspondent

Lusby, Maryland (CNN) -- A conservative activist known for making undercover videos plotted to embarrass a CNN correspondent by recording a meeting on hidden cameras aboard a floating "palace of pleasure" and making sexually suggestive comments, e-mails and a planning document show.

James O'Keefe, best known for hitting the community organizing group ACORN with an undercover video sting, hoped to get CNN Investigative Correspondent Abbie Boudreau onto a boat filled with sexually explicit props and then record the session, those documents show.

The plan apparently was thwarted after Boudreau was warned minutes before it was supposed to happen...

O'Keefe is best known for making a series of undercover videos inside ACORN offices around the country in 2009. The 40-year-old liberal group was crippled by scandal after O'Keefe and fellow activist Hannah Giles allegedly solicited advice from ACORN workers on setting up a brothel and evading taxes...

But prosecutors in New York and California eventually found no evidence of wrongdoing by the group, and the California probe found the videos had been heavily and selectively edited.


This guy is a slimy asshole plain and simple. Nice of CNN to point out that the ACORN mess O'Keefe generated was completely baseless.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Teabagger that rails against "wellfare state" received ag subsidy and tried to get low income hunting license

Who woulda thunk? The fraudulent political movement is full of frauds.

Homeowning Lawyer Joe Miller Sought Low-Income Hunting And Fishing License In Alaska

The latest entry: In 1995 conservative Joe Miller, who wants to end the welfare state, acquired low-income hunting and fishing licenses, meant for families with an annual income of less than $8200 a year. Raising more questions: at the same time, Miller had just purchased a home in Anchorage and begun working as an attorney for a well-known firm for $70,000 a year, according to the Anchorage Daily News....

Talking Points Memo

Monday, September 20, 2010


Great weekend. Plain and simple.

Ride 35-40 miles from Q's house to a few miles past Watertown. Set up camp. Drink. Sleep. Tear down camp. Bike 35-40 miles back to Q's place. Did I mention I was towing a trailer heavier than my bike? Did I mention the wagon train, mini horses and dog sled riders? Perhaps the exploding puff ball mushrooms?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fortunate Surprise

While walking home from the bus stop today I noticed a bunch of posts and what looked like course tape filling up a good chunk of Aquila park. I figured something was going on, but I wasn't sure what. A short time later I was walking the dogs and saw that there was a cyclocross race going on a half block from my house! COOL! It is part of a series put on by the Minnesota Cycling Federation

I finished up with dog duty then returned to the course with my camera. Watching folks hammer through the grass for multiple laps in the same park where the hill has me sucking wind after walking up it was humbling. And there I sat with no cowbell.

For some reason there was one racer who stood out. Dressed all in black, big bushy beard riding a gorgeous singlespeed which I thought at the time was Ti. Turns out it is a nickle plated steel frame made right here in the Twin Cities by Peacock Groove. The detail work on this bike was amazing. This guy finished first (I think) in the 35+ race, then 15 minutes later he was at it again in the Cat 1,2,3 field and was leading after two laps. I had to bail at that point so I don't know how he did, but DAMN!

Anyway, I was happy to find out that this will be happening every Tuesday for eight weeks. I need to get a cowbell.

More pictures HERE