Here’s a link to the petition.

It looks like this:
Logan Act -t 47 SenatorsThis behaviour actually reminded me of a scene in the old movie Independence day where the alien has the scientist by the throat and the president is trying to negotiate his release.

And just so we’re clear, the president represents the president, the scientist represents Iran and the alien is, well, you get it I’m sure…


Still waiting for word on the Cinderella Ball video uploads and tripped over this little gem at  The New Yorker:

Andy Borowitz may not be a replacement candidate for Jon Stewart over at Comedy Central, but in my book he should certainly be in the running.

Just Googling him has been a treat:

Andy Borowitz - Joe Biden


Andy Borowitz - John Boehner


Just a reminder


Made me smile :)



Your beautiful selfies have all had your kind messages added and are off to the video editor for compiliation – the finished video will be shown exactly 24 hours from the time of this writing and should be released to youtube not long after.

Leesa has managed to get contributions from local television talent so her 5 minute speech has morphed into an almost 30 minute video filled with hope and love and good wishes.

I cannot thank all of you enough… my heart is full because of you :)



Original post from 04 March 015:

My boss, Leesa, called me late last night, in tears, with a half-put-together idea. This is why:

My boss’ cousin is Jaime Wild. She is the young mother of 3 and last year was diagnosed with MND (ALS). Jaimee is using what time she has left to help other people by raising awareness of and campaigning for the much-needed research necessary to find a cure. She knows it won’t come in time to save her – but she’s out there like a trooper wanting to save others.

Here is the favour I need from you:

There is a fundraising birthday party scheduled for this coming Saturday night – a celebration ball if you will – with proceeds going towards MND research and to give Jaime a most memorable birthday. Last night my Leesa got the call to speak at this ball – so unsure of being able to speak without falling apart, Leesa came up with the idea of collecting 10-30 second videos of people from all around the world coming together with smiling faces to wish Jaimee a happy birthday – that she can make into a collage and present at the ball.

When I awoke this morning the idea hit me – we could collect selfies, and photoshop the person’s birthday wish on top – including their first name and the name of their country. It would look something like “Happy Birthday Jaime! – Lynn from Australia” just under the face in the selfie and we could get dozens of them interspersed with the vime collection.

If Any of you reading this would help us out I would be most grateful – just post your selfie and what you want me to say on it to:

Subject: Selfie


Attach the selfie and write yur wish in the body and I will combine the two before sending them off to Leesa. I will link the finished product to you here on Sunday as I am certain Leesa will post it on youtube.

Thank you all in advance – OzMud

Here’s Jaimee on our local news:

This from Raw Story:

I have been working on a follow-up piece on Bill O’Reilly and his surrounding controversy but had to take time out to post this. I’m taking a lot of heat from some friends back in the states who insist the president should have dropped everything and shown his support for our Israeli allies this week – a stance to which  I am 100% opposed. It’s difficult to convince some people this was never about support for our Jewish communities – but about how very much the Israeli leader wants to push the US into his war with Iran.

Here are a couple of memes I found helpful…

Netanyahu 1999


Netanyahu 2015

Netanyahu - Anonymous


From a USA TODAY editorial:

By journalism ethics, Fox should distance itself from its truth-challenged employee. But that’s not likely to happen because for Fox and its fans, credibility is established by different means. Having common enemies matters more than factual detail. That’s why Fox has left a canyon-wide gap between its standards and those of NBC.

NBC took its tarnished anchor off the air; Fox let O’Reilly use his show to go on the attack. NBC executives began an investigation of Williams; Fox News CEO Roger Ailespublicly backed his marquee talent. Williams apologized; O’Reilly threatened journalistswriting about him.

NBC tried to make itself better. Fox went to war.

That shouldn’t be a surprise. Fox News was not created to be neutral but rather to feed a hunger among conservatives for a network they could relate to. For decades, the so-called mainstream news media left them with the impression that the press, liberals and the Democratic Party shared the same enemies: them.

And we can count his reported experiences during the 1992 L.A. riots among his growing list of tall-tales. Not that it seems to matter much. Roger Aisles is only riled when a Democrat tells a whopper while his cash cow boy is granted immunity against the same criticism.

O’Reilly’s role on Fox is quite like the parent who lords over his child with a cigarette in one hand, a beer in the other while shrieking DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO! And Fox followers are all too willing to play the obedient child.

Here is Media Matters take on this USA TODAY editorial.

============ UPDATE ============

RAW STORY has a detailed account of O’Reilly’s coverage of the L.A. riots in 1992 as witnessed by his colleagues and crew. It’s a good read and I hope you take the time to go to Raw Story and give it your full attention. I’m only posting a snippet of it here because there’s a particular quote I think you will find… shall we say… interesting :)

“There were people putting out fires nearby,” said McKeown. “And Bill showed up in his fancy car.” McKeown said at one point, the driver of O’Reilly’s personal car risked causing further offence by exiting the vehicle with a bottle of Windex and polishing the roof.

“The guy was watching us and getting more and more angry,” said McKeown. “Bill was being Bill — complaining ‘people are in my eye line’ – and kind of being very insensitive to the situation.” Kirkham said: “It was just so out of line. He starts barking commands about ‘this isn’t good enough for me’, ‘this isn’t gonna work’, ‘who’s in charge here?’”

The man shouted abuse at O’Reilly and the team, crew members said, and O’Reilly ordered him to shut up. He asked “don’t you know who I am?’,” according to two members of the team

“The guy lost it,” said McKeown. Enraged, he is said to have leapt on to the team’s flatbed trailer and kicked over a light, before throwing the piece of rubble, which smashed the camera and an autocue screen. Antin said he restrained the man. But O’Reilly then continued taunting him while a producer stood between them. “Come on, you wanna take me? I’ll take you on,” O’Reilly is said to have shouted at him.

McCall said the producer, who is about a foot shorter than O’Reilly, “didn’t have much trouble holding Bill back.” McCall said: “It was a lot more show than anything else on Bill’s part”.

“don’t you know who I am?” seems to be the battlecry of the fake-at-heart. Now, where have we heard this before?

Two peas in a pod :)
Palin'Occhio PiniocchiO Reilly


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