Archive for June, 2012

LIBERAL RANT #1011001

Posted in FLICKR, history, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY, politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2012 by cliffmichaels

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Under the heading you can’t make this shit up,  Republican senator Jeff  Sessions, from Alabama of course, claims it’s immoral to support an increase in the food stamp program. Really…?

Of course he’s absolutely right. I mean, c’mon, you start feeding those shiftless, unemplyed folk and they’ll just breed like flies. Can’t they just grow their own food? They’ve got the time. Or they could shuffle down to Alabama and work in the fields (we could even provide reduced fare buses to get them there). Better yet. we could mandate agricultural work…

Or we could just eliminate food stamps altogether. Not only would it save tons of money, it would send a powerful message we won’t condone idleness. It would also up the employment rate; nothing is a better spur to find a job than a bit of serious hunger.

Of course the food stamp program isn’t going to wither away – not because Congress is so compassionate, but because the agricultural lobby strongly supports the program. Food stamps, whatever else they may be, are a form of farmers’ aid. You don’t kick farmers and their midwest Senators and congressmen, and women, around…

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FLICKR GROUPS

America’s Favorite Farmers Markets  – Farming Life Food Food Food! – Capitol Hill 

This farm girl would sure keep me down on the farm…

 Photo by ChenKuzi , subject to this creative commons license

Set by ChenKuzi

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Freitag Frauen!

Posted in erotic, fashion, FLICKR, Sexy, women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2012 by cliffmichaels

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FLICKR GROUPS

German BabesGerman Nude Amateur WivesGerman Fashion in the 1920’s Sexy Frauen   Sexy Dirndls   

For photo credits, click on image to see the Flickr poster; all images subject to this creative commons license
Fourth image from top remixed by me, both original and remix subject to the above license

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Erotic Artist of the Week! (6/10/12)

Posted in fashion, fetish, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY, sexual, Sexy, women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2012 by cliffmichaels

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Sofie Harris didn’t take the photos displayed below. So what. She is one of the models in virtually all of the shots. She is as hot as these photos taken by whoever…

Photos by Sofie Harris, remixed by me, subject to this creative commons license

Sofie’s Sets: Grunge, Guitars & Badass – Beauty of Desire Girls! Girls! Girls! – Body Painting

FLICKR GROUP: Girls with Cameras

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CASTLES!!

Posted in art, FLICKR, history, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY with tags , , , , , , , on June 10, 2012 by cliffmichaels

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FLICKR GROUPS

Castles Top 20 CastlesScotland’s CastlesCastles of EuropeVersailles 

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Photo credits (top down): Claudio.ar, Andrea Mucelli, Werner Kunz; all subject to this creative commons license  

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Blasphemy!

Posted in fetish, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY, religion, Uncategorized, women with tags , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2012 by cliffmichaels

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NUNS ARE SEXY

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photo by Tim Krause, remixed by me, subject to this creative commons license

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Gratuitous Blonde Nude #3/4

Posted in erotic, fashion, FLICKR, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY, pinup, Sexy, women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2012 by cliffmichaels

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Phot0 by swo81, subject to this creative commons license

Sets by Swo81

Carmen ShadowsBeckyLondon! – Elizabeth!

 FLICKR GROUP: Weakness for Blondes

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On Wisconsin!

Posted in fetish, FLICKR, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY, politics, Sexy, women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2012 by cliffmichaels

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The results from Wisconsin were not good. Swamped by an avalanche of Republican money and an electorate that vaguely disapproved of the recall effort, progressives took it on the chin. Unions took another body blow and in one of the most liberal states in the nation an unpopular right wing Republican won by seven points.

A chilly prediction for this Fall? Combined with the gathering economic storms over Europe and China, the obstructionist havoc wrought by the Republicans in congress, and the tsunami of cash pouring into conservative coffers, it is beginning to look ominous for Obasma and Democrats.

Andrew Sullivan (one of Vision’s favorite bloggers), and other pundits, decry what they see as a suicidal dash to the far right by the GOP.  They predict the GOP will wither into a rump party of aging southern whites. So far these predictions have proved laughably false. Not only is the GOP not dying, it now controls a majority of the states and the House. If the economy continues to worsen, and given the Citizens United flood of Republican campaign money, Republicans could well capture both the White House and the Senate.

If the above prospect comes to pass, do you think the Democratic minority in the Senate will use the filibuster in the same effective way as the current Republicans? Don’t count on it. First, the Democrats are far less cohesive; it will be easier for the Republican majority to pick up defectors. Second, I have no doubt if the minority does attempt the same sort of tactics now used by the Republicans, the GOP will quickly curtail the minority’s right to stonewall legislation.

With the GOP in control of every branch of the federal government, Congress will mirror the right wing controlled state legislatures. If that happens, Obamacare and the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell are doomed. Social Security and Medicare will be gutted. More funds will be thrown into the Military maw. Taxes will be slashed on the well to d (and raised on the middle class). We’ll see an avalanche of legislation aimed at devastating abortion rights, and unions, and the Democratic party itself.  Legislation to prevent voter fraud will place high hurdles minority voters will need to jump over to register or vote (for a preview check out the efforts of Florida Republicans to reform voting).

Then, if the GOP gets lucky, the next few years will see the economy rebound (despite Republican mismanagement) and the Grand Old Party, rather than withering away, will remain in control for the foreseeable future.

Oh, well, we progressives (the politically correct term for us unabashed liberals these days) will be able to console ourselves by drinking our over-priced  lattes, devouring our chilled arugula, reading the News York Times, and watching Rachel and Ed (and Olbermann reruns), at least until the Republicans reform cable television…

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A Wisconsin couple, honest…

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Wisconsin Barns WisconsinWisconsin WildflowersWisconsin Wildlife – Wisconsin Models 

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Photos (top to bottom) by sdharwadker, Bryan Thompson, both subject to this creative commons license

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