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Jul212012

Jim Graves On Why Michelle Bachmann Must Leave Washington | Gun Control? No Way  

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Long Island Rep. Carolyn McCarthy has more than 100 co-sponsors for her House bill that seeks to limit the number of rounds in a single magazine to 10 shots, writes The Daily Beast.A shooter would have to stop and reload after 10 fires.

Colin Ferguson, the Long Island Railroad shooter who killed her hustand in 1991 had 15 rounds and was only stopped by passengers when he stopped to reload for the third time. The shooter of former Rep. Gabby Giffords used an oversize magazine with 33 rounds in the Tuscon massacre.

McCarthy works tirelessly in Washington, but collides headon with the National Rifle Association that is prepared to spend more than $50 million to see that no gun laws are changed in America to protect innocent citizens from madmen.

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Under a Blood Red Sky The Atlantic

There is no direct cosmic or karmic line between the Columbine shootings, which left 13 dead and 21 wounded, and Friday’s mass shooting at a premiere of a Batman movie, which left 12 dead and 58 wounded or injured. This is because the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 forever changed the way our generation copes with mass murder. There is the before. And there is the after. Many people noticed Friday how well the local emergency responders and hospital spokespeople handled their grim duties. That’s because they’ve all been through it before. Over and over again. And so have the rest of us. We are un-drafted veterans of the rituals of sudden death. It’s an American thing.

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Bio-engineering Breakthrough

Scientists at Stanford University and the J Craig Venter Institute, founders of the Human Genome project, have simulated an entire organism for the first time in history. All 525 genes of the parasite Mycoplasma genitalium have been simulated to perform every molecular interaction. via VentureBeat

Thinking Americans As Traitors

In a Word: McCarthyism

Michele Bachmann, John Sununu and a New McCarthyism StarTribune.com

Romney supporter John Sununu apologized for his recent comment “I wish this president would learn how to be an American.” But we all understand his message. A new McCarthyism is sweeping America as a trend Anne of Carversville has written about since 2007.

Even for those who accept that President Obama was born in Hawaii, that state is, don’t you know, unlike any other — multiracial, multicultural and in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Sununu, who was born in Havana, Cuba, has looked at the president’s background and decided it doesn’t fit, all irony apparently lost amid the bluster. Sununu’s guy Romney, whose father was born in Mexico, mostly stood back looking sheepish. “Plausible deniability” is what it’s usually called.

In the case of President Barack Obama, the intended message is: “He’s not one of use”. Obama is not alone.

Progressive women “aren’t one of us” either. For Catholic bishops, who launch their natural contraception only campaign tomorrow July 22, women who take birth control are not good Americans. In fact, all but the 2 percent of Catholic women who practice natural birth control are living in a state of mortal sin. They are going to hell.

Those of us who advocate for women’s health care rights are “slut girls” and unpatriotic, self-absorbed “me me me” women, because we have the audacity to think that we are not equal to a fertilized egg.

Supporting Planned Parenthood is a form of treason to right wingers. So is being inspired by the Statue of Liberty. She is a false idol say the right-wingers. Oprah is the forerunner to the AntiChrist. Progressive women represent Harlot Babylon.

The hypocrisy is nauseating!

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Michele Bachmann alleges fellow congressman has Muslim Brotherhood Ties Boston Herald

Michele Bachmann Now Questions Securty Clearances for Catholics, Proving She Doesn’t Discriminate The Bennington Vale Evening Transcript

A year after winning Ames straw poll, Bachmann’s political stock takes a hit The Hill

It’s Time for Ms. Bachmann to Leave Washington Huff Po

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Miranda Kerr | Giampaolo Sgura | Harper’s Bazaar UK August 2012 | ‘Miranda’

Valeriane le Moi & Kat Zakharchenko | Natalia Alaverdian | Harper’s Bazaar Russia August 2012

Martha Streck | Martin Lidell | Styleby Summer 2012 | In The Mood

Tallulah Morton | Michael Sanders | Elle Italia July 2012 | Pezzi Inici

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Caroline Corinth | Christoph Wohlfahrt | Qvest Summer 2012 | School Girl

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Du Juan | Sharif Hamza | Vogue China August 2012 | Rhapsody of Fashion, the Evolution of Louis Vuitton

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Thursday
Jul192012

Sen John McCain & Ex Campaign Manager Ed Rollins Condemn Michelle Bachmann's Attack on Huma Abedin

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Secy of State Hillary Clinton and top aide Huma AbedinRepublican Representative from Minnesota Michelle Bachmann may have played one right-wing theocratic card too many in her unsubstantiated attack against Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin. Republican Ed Rollins, short-lived manager of Bachmann’s presidential campaign wrote in FOX News today:

I have been a practitioner of tough politics for many decades. There is little that amazes me and even less that shocks me. I have to say that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s outrageous and  false charges against a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin reaches that threshold.

Her unsubstantiated charge against Abedin, a widely respected top aide to Secretary  Hillary Clinton, accusing her of some sort of far-fetched connection to the Muslim brotherhood, is extreme and dishonest. 

Having worked for Congressman Bachman’s campaign for president, I am fully aware that she sometimes has difficulty with her facts, but this is downright vicious and reaches the late Senator Joe McCarthy  level. (Joe McCarthy falsely made claims that there were large numbers of Communists and Soviet spies inside the State Department in the early 1950’s. On December 2, 1954, the Senate voted to “condemn” McCarthy on  two counts.) 

Bachmann’s Grotesque Attack

Rep. Michele Bachmann tears a page from the national health care bill during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol March 21, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Photogaph by Win McNamee/Getty Images.Rep. MIchelle Bachmann supports the view of Frank Gaffney and other “anti-Islamofascists” that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the United States government. Specifically, Bachmann challenged the allegiance of Huma Abedin, who is married to former New York state rep Anthony Weiner, a strong supporter of Israel. In her 16-page letter written to fellow Mn Rep and Muslim Keith Ellison, Bachmann wrote:

Given the reasonable assumption that Ms. Abedin has a high-level security clearance, as a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence I am particularly interested in exactly how, given what we know from the international media about Ms. Abedin’s documented family connections with the extremist Muslim Brotherhood, she was able to avoid being disqualified for a security clearance.

John McCain Defends Huma Abedin

In a rare move against a Congressional colleague, Senator John McCain took to the Senate floor today, to speak directly about Michelle Bachmann’s charges. Slate quotes McCain

These sinister accusations rest solely on a few unspecified and unsubstantiated associations of members of Huma’s family, none of which have been shown to harm or threaten the United States in any way. These attacks on Huma have no logic, no basis, and no merit. And they need to stop now.

Wednesday
Jul182012

Dahlia Noir Goddesses Are Mystical, Mysterious, Strong & Fragile, Tribal Creatures of Nature Says Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci

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Anilez Silva ‘Africa’ by Daniel Bracci Delves Into Women’s Collective Unconscious AOC Rebel

Looking at Daniel Bracci’s magnificent images of Anilez Silva entitled ‘Africa’, my rational mind says “don’t go there, Anne”. Our politically correct world only sees stereotypes where you see art and connection.

After all, Anilez Silva is fiercely tribal, sensual, erotic, impenetrable, dangerous, ancestral, aboriginal and ancient. She is ferocious, native, natural, primeval and primitive; turbulent, unbroken and proud. 

My friends at Jezebel would probably hate her. We tend not to see eye-to-eye on a few issues, and this is one of them. Are Bracci’s images stereotypical? Racist? I’m not an African American — or African woman — or African Parisian woman, so I can only speak to how these images affect me personally.

When the subject is Africa, I have a visceral response that another person might have with India. Most Americans have no visceral response at all, in terms of connection with “foreign” imagery, but this is not the case for me.

Wandering through Paris on a creative mission for Victoria’s Secret, my affinity for African art brought me a small museum in Paris called Musée Dapper, located then in a small townhouse at 50 Avenue Victor Hugo. I went there after the breakup of a serious love affair (again), wanting to escape current reality for an hour.

Thankfully, when I entered the almost colonial feeling townhouse of the old Dapper, it was mid-afternoon and raining, leaving the museum empty. Drawn immediately to a room of mounted masks, I sat down on a bench, alone with ancestral voices, personifications of good and evil, oracles from the spirit world, and witnesses to history. Almost instantaneously, I was overcome with an intense sorrow.

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Eye | Givenchy ‘Dahlia Noir’ Fragrance | Kate Scott Dahlias | Phoebe English AOC Style

MariaCarla Boscono fronts Givenchy’s ‘Dahlia Noir’ fragrance campaign by Mert & Marcus.

Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci loves dahlias, comparing them to his vision of beauty, danger and women. His creatures are mystical and mysterious, both male and female, strong and fragile — a vision of a modern goddess, says the Dahlia Noir website.

‘Opus in Red’ by Kate ScottGivenchy’s ‘Dahlia Noir’ Woman Is A Freja Goddess GlamTribale

Granted, most of the goddesses enjoyed powerful personas. But writing about the Givenchy woman, GlamTribale’s Freja Goddess collection came to mind, and also the dahlias of my dear friend, photographer Kate Scott.

Kate’s erotic, deeply-sensual dahlias express the feminine strength expressed in the design of our Freja collection.

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