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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lesbians in Lesbos


Lesbians flock to Greek island of Lesbos for festival

Lesbians from across Europe have flocked to Greece's Lesbos island for the tenth annual International Women's Festival.

Telegraph Published: 12:07PM BST 14 Sep 2010

In a country strongly influenced by the Greek Orthodox church and where roughly half the population is against same-sex marriage, the lesbian-run event has been quietly growing in this corner of the Aegean Sea.
Over the past decade, attendance at the two-week International Women's Festival in the village of Eressos has jumped from 30 to hundreds of women – mainly German, British, Dutch and Scandinavian, but also Greek and Italian.

The busy programme of events includes women-only walks and sunset cruises, breathing and drumming workshops, Greek dance classes and lesbian film screenings.

"I've been blown away, there's no unease at all," says Lauren Bianchi, a Scottish woman in her early 20s who is at the festival for the first time and who had read articles about difficult relations between locals and lesbians.
In 2000, when the festival launched, tensions ran high.

A poster advertising one of its events sparked the anger of the village mayor, who threatened to take the organisers to court and ban the event, vowing to drive lesbian tourism from the village.

Ten years on, the municipality is lending the town hall for one of the festival's art exhibitions and allowed the use of the beach to stage the opening event on September 4.

Lesbian holidaymakers have been coming to Lesbos since the 1970s, attracted by the island's association with Sappho, the seventh century Greek poet who wrote about her love for women and was born in Eressos.

According to the Sappho travel agency, lesbians now make up 60 per cent of visitors to the village, rising to 90 per cent in September when the festival takes place.

"My rooms are full for the next two weeks. We'd usually be dead in September, but now it's booming," says Andreas, who runs the Sappho café bar and rents rooms on the village seafront.

As the economic crisis continues to pinch, he says Greek holidaymakers spent less this summer and he is grateful for the extended season brought by lesbian tourism.

"People in the village have got used it, especially the young people, but the old people still discuss it among themselves," he says.


170 comments:

  1. (This is old news but pertains to the topic)

    Campaigners on the Greek island of Lesbos are to go to court in an attempt to stop a gay rights organisation from using the term "lesbian".

    The islanders say that if they are successful they may then start to fight the word lesbian internationally.

    The issue boils down to who has the right to call themselves Lesbians.

    Is it gay women, or the 100,000 people living on Greece's third biggest island - plus another 250,000 expatriates who originate from Lesbos?

    The man spearheading the case, publisher Dimitris Lambrou, claims that international dominance of the word in its sexual context violates the human rights of the islanders, and disgraces them around the world.

    He says it causes daily problems to the social life of Lesbos's inhabitants.

    Injunction sought

    In court papers, the plaintiffs allege that the Greek government is so embarrassed by the term Lesbian that it has been forced to rename the island after its capital, Mytilini.

    An early court date has now been set for judges to decide whether to grant an injunction against the Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece and to order it to change its name.

    A spokeswoman for the group has described the case as a groundless violation of freedom of expression, and has pledged to fight it.

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  2. Funny how fast attitudes change when the economy dips.

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  3. Forget the "guns, and lawyers;" just bring Money.

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  4. When them "Lesbos" show up at the family store with their pockets full of cash they become "cute little gals on vacation," don't they?

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  5. Honey, some more of them "cute little gals" came in the store, today. I tell ya, they sure been good for business.

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  6. Oh well, you can't have them all.

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  7. Hell, I only had a few, and That almost wrecked my health. :)

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  9. I like boobs and fuzzy places, not turgid rods of flesh...

    Hell, I am not even fond of my own thing, i tolerate it...I'd rather play with a woman's thing than my own...

    Given any day, I'd rather play with a woman's set of knockers than my man boobs...

    Again, i'd rather squeeze Jenn Aniston's ass than Mike Dikas's..

    Now tell me, from a scientific point of view there is really no difference from a man ass or a woman's, but no I dont want to squeeze the man's ass.. I want the womans...



    Way more than we needed to know.

    Now you're getting into Sam area.


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  10. I've always kinda been a leg man myself.

    The lady in pink looks pretty damn good.


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  11. Wio, that is the funniest thing you have written on this blog!!

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  12. You reminded me of poor old recently departed Robert Schimmel.

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  13. Schimmel was my wife's favorite comedian.

    Goes to show you never know which day will be your last.


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  14. I could never understand the attraction of the man to man deal. No mystery there. Women are infinitely more interesting.

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  15. Robert Schimmel about Blowjobs


    You want me to What?

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  16. I think most men are fascinated with lesbians.

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  17. ... "now you know why you never see me on network television."

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  18. I'm always getting hit on by lesbians. I don't know why. My nephew's friend says it's because of my short hair.

    Idontthinkso….

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  19. I'm always getting hit on by lesbians.

    Me too.

    I think it's probably the pumps and the Coach handbag.


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  21. "No, I think most men are fascinated with pussy,"

    :)

    Score that one to Wio.

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  22. I'm always getting hit on by lesbians too. It's most annoying. Even embarrassing. In the grocery store, especially the Casino, even the fishing section of Wal-Mart. What am I to do about it? Grow my hair out?

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  23. Hell Quirk I hadn't read your comment at all. But my comment was better.

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  24. MeLoDy said... I'm always getting hit on by lesbians. I don't know why. My nephew's friend says it's because of my short hair.

    Probably because you are sleek and soft and your legs are the right shape and you don't smell funny.

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  25. Cause I dress like a man. I can understand getting hit on if you dress fem, but why me? I even got coveralls on sometimes????

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  26. How do you know she doesn't smell funny?


    Do you like coveralls, Miss T?

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  27. I've decided I'm gonna say yes next time and see what happens.

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  28. That Chelsea at the Casino the other night, now I think of it. Native Americans can be lesbos too.


    Free Wampum Day, see ya later.

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  29. Lesbianism brings out WiO's sense of humor.

    I hope Chelsea is out there.

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  31. I always wear a dress shirt and tie with my covies, that always gets 'em,

    A gentleman farmer, hell, that they can't resist.

    A 'new' thing in the universe, they're always lookin' for that.

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  32. At 3:53 is Chief Running Bare Backcider

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  34. Pretty good Quirk.

    For somebody who fishes a Royal Couchman.

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  35. Home video Bob?

    Vacation?

    Is this what you meant by 'fly fishing'?


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  36. Deuce wrote:

    ..."yet over a period of twenty years, tens of millions of Muslims have emigrated into Christian Europe and Christian United States and have been allowed every possible freedom."

    Christian United States - say what????

    Duece went on to write:

    "There is no moral equivalence between Islam and Judaism/Christianity. There is moral superiority and that superiority is not with Islam.

    Judaism and modern Christianity are religions that promote goodness and humanity. They are forces that encourage improvement of humanity and the benefits of a life well lived."

    Christianity is all about goodness and humanity is it? Tell that to all those poor boys sexually preyed upon by Catholic priests. It even goes right to the top:

    Concentric circles of antipapal fury await the Pope in Britain

    Some are even calling for Pope Benedict XVI’s arrest on charges of covering up child sex-abuse


    Would it help if I detailed the evidence of each case of child abuse? Given how widespread it is all Catholics are pedophiles - right? Should we start detailing all the cases of Orthodox abuses of women? Is all this relevant, really? C'mon - there are over a billion Muslims in the world and you are blatantly asserting that they are all fucked up people. No, it isn't all of them who are fucked up but rather...

    You posted quite the screed there Deuce. If we perused history we could find others just like it.


    rat's reply bears repeating because it is really rather quite good:

    Blogger desert rat said...

    The first post Deuce, is totally "off base".

    The question is not about Islam and how they behave. It is not about Europeon countries and what they do or do not do.

    It is about the United States and who we are and what we should be. We have always stood above the whirled, and we should continue to do so.

    The blotches upon our history, upon our national honor have come when we judged people as part of a group, not as individuals.

    Let the socialists, fascists and communists judge folks as part of a social grouping, and let US judge people as individuals.

    The United States should not fall to the lowest common denominator.

    Then we will rise above the petty problems to further greatness, the others will remain mired in the muck."

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  37. Anonymous said...

    Lesbian Cowboy


    heh :)



    ASH YOU'RE ON THE WRONG THREAD AS USUAL

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  40. What!? Did I stumble into the posh and stuffy Belmont Club?

    What memo?

    Oh topic at the bar - riiiight, that'll be the day!

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  41. Oh topic at the bar - riiiight, that'll be the day!

    I knew it, Ash has no sense of adventure at all, sexual or otherwise. Just drift around in a sailboat and knock little white balls around the putting green. And cower in the safe precincts of liberalism.

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  42. You meant Norwegian Lesbian Cowboy.

    Thank you.

    (It helps if you hail from one of the Dakota states.)

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  43. Their both Svedish even though the dish of a girl ain't blond.

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  44. How Marx Turned Muslim

    In a brilliantly illuminating and arrestingly readable analysis, Ruthven demonstrates the close affinities between radical Islamist thought and the vanguard of modernist and postmodern thinking in the West. The inspiration for Qutb's thought is not so much the Koran, but the current of western philosophy embodied in thinkers such as Nietzsche, Kierkegaard and Heidegger. Qutb's thought -- the blueprint for all subsequent radical Islamist political theology -- is as much a response to 20th-century Europe's experience of "the death of God" as to anything in the Islamic tradition. Qutbism is in no way traditional. Like all fundamentalist ideology, it is unmistakeably modern.

    Political Islam emerged partly from an encounter with western thought, but also from revulsion against the regimes founded in Egypt and elsewhere in the aftermath of European colonialism. In Jihad, Gilles Keppel argues al-Qa'ida turned to global terrorism because, like fundamentalist groups in other countries, it has failed to achieve its revolutionary goals on home territory. In a magisterial study of the rise and decline of political Islam, Keppel maintains that Islamist movements have never gained sufficient support to produce a sustainable alternative to democracy. He argues compellingly that the failed Khomeinist revolution in Iran gained much early support from western-educated Marxists "projecting the messianic expectations of communists and Third World Peoples on to revolutionary Shiism".

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  45. Nazism, Marxism and Islam

    This love of Islam led the Nazis to one of the most overlooked and one of the most vital changes in their propaganda. The Nazis, before the Second World War began, only a few years after they took power, formally adopted anti-Semitism. This historical tidbit startles even sophisticated students of history, but just listen to orders which Goebbels sent to all the German press in 1935: “Very important! The attention of the press is drawn to the fact that the National Socialist movement may be called ant-Semitic no longer, but only anti-Jewish. We have nothing against Arabs and other Semitics peoples….” Nazism and Islam fit together very well. Both hated Christians and Jews. Both believed that God wanted adherents to impose their will by violence upon the rest of the world and that this warring on the rest of humanity was divinely inspired. Both rejected what we would call “Western Civilization.”

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  46. It strikes me that Rauf and Daisy would be better advised to construct a women's center anywhere in the Middle East.

    If they can.

    Start at home first before worrying about western perceptions.

    ....................................

    And with that I am done with this subject. Physician heal thyself.

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  48. Everyone knows the Swedes make Norwegians look like Einstein.

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  49. WIO: Not that anyone here needs my help.

    What surprises me is that there is quite a lot of scholarly research drawing parallels between Islamic thought and totalitarian ideologies. I didn't make it up. They are very much one and the same in the individual vs group constructs.

    To quote Dave@BC, multiple interventions will be required to "sober up" the thinking. Like watching Lindsay Lohan grow up.

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  50. Everyone knows the Swedes make Norwegians look like Einstein.

    While the Svedes retain his thinking capacity.

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  51. If lutefisk were music, that would be a banquet buffet.

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  52. Nazis were typical of those that promoted eugenics in "Western Culture".

    The most famous of the American promoters of the philosophy, Margaret Sanger. Her first series of published works, a monthly started in 1914 entitled "The Woman Rebel" used the slogan "No Gods and No Masters" and in it she coined the term "birth control".

    She founded the first birth control clinic which was funded, of course, by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.'s "Bureau of Social Hygiene" starting in 1924.

    She also served as President of International Planned Parenthood Federation for seven years, in the 1950's.

    A leader in the dehumanizing of the fetus, a true champion of Western Civilization.

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  53. Christine O'Donnell is winning 54 - 46 in Delaware. (31% reporting.)

    Bad year to be a RINO.

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  54. 54-46---wow
    Sarah's Wand, and pissed off people.

    Hope it doesn't turn out badly in the general election.

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  55. Off topic OCD at Tue Sep 14, 08:45:00 PM EDT

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  56. My little girl took her first dance lesson yesterday.

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  57. I know little about O'Donnell except a couple stories I've read recently. Sounds like she is either incompetant or a crook. Just what we need.

    John Conyers wife Monica was on the city council here in Detroit.

    She started a three year term in federal prison yesterday for bribery and corruption.

    Throwing the bums out is one thing. Voting in even bigger ones is hardly progress.

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  58. Lindsey
    Melisondre
    Wahkan Thanka
    Wanekia
    Segna
    Christina
    KoosWalla(underground, need to look up)
    need one more


    Quirk Street?

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  59. Well really Quirk, she's not an astrologist.

    Mad Astrologist Runs For Senate headline reads

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  60. It. is. over.

    O'Donnell Wins.


    by six, I think.

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  61. Do you think she has a chance to win the general election, Rufus?

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  62. I'm OK.

    Started feeling better today.

    I'll get out moving around tomarrow.

    Have to. My wife keeps bringing me up food every couple hours. I think I've gained 5 - 6 pounds.

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  63. Damned if I know, Bob. It's a deep blue state, but it's a really weird year.

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  64. O'Donnell won because of low turnout. Only the whack jobs turned up to vote.

    One more (unexpected) reason I doubt the GOP will take over the Senate.

    Just as well.

    The only one worse than Reid is McConnell.


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  65. Rangel's principal challenger for the nomination in his Harlem-based district was Adam Clayton Powell IV, a state assemblyman whose father Rangel defeated 40 years ago. In the decades since, Rangel rose to become chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, with enormous power over taxes, trade, Medicare and more, but Democrats forced him to step aside from that panel while he battles ethics charges.

    ...

    A second New York Democratic incumbent, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, also faced a strong primary challenge.

    Rhode Island had a rare open seat in its two-member House delegation, following the decision of Democratic Rep. Patrick Kennedy to retire. Providence Mayor David Cicilline, who is openly gay, was favored over three rivals for the Democratic nomination.


    Rangel's Challenger

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  66. The Case Against Aid

    IDEAS: What is the worst example of abuse of aid that you saw?

    POLMAN: In Sierra Leone, I realized that the rebel soldiers who had been hacking off people’s hands and feet, they actually could explain to me how to manipulate the aid system....They explained to me that for 10 years, all those years they were fighting and the West didn’t want to hear about their war. It was only after they started to amputate people, more people and more people, that the international community was taking notice of their war. Those simple rebel soldiers in Africa could explain to me how that aid system works. That alarmed me....

    A Security Council report this year concluded that up to half of the World Food program money — $485 million per year — for Somalia is diverted from the people who actually need it, to a web of corrupt contractors, Islamic militants, and local UN staff members who are also involved in this scheme. We can shrug our shoulders about $245 million a year, but in Somalia, this is a lot of money and it is fueling conflict, and it is fueling the wrong people.


    Foreign Aid: Good or Bad

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  67. Kristina Ln

    Won't fly. She'd kill me. Don't think I didn't think about it, darling.

    Agnes didn't like her first name, so I changed it to Senga, and Christina was her middle name.

    It's the best I can do unless the wife dies before Friday morning, when I turn this in. :)

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  68. Have to. My wife keeps bringing me up food every couple hours. I think I've gained 5 - 6 pounds.


    You up in the tree house, star staring again?

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  69. One more (unexpected) reason I doubt the GOP will take over the Senate.

    Who cares? They fired one more RINO. This is a shot across the bow to other "go along to get along" Republicans to shape up and read the Constitution again.

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  70. It is hard for me to believe that McDonnell will win in a general election. I wonder if Castle will make a run at her as an independent?

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  71. Third World America

    If a county without police seems like a weird throwback to an earlier, frontier-like moment in American history, it is not the only one. “Back to the Stone Age” is the name of a seminar organized in March by civil engineers at Indiana’s Purdue University for local county supervisors interested in saving money by breaking up paved roads and turning them back to gravel. While only some paved roads in the state have been broken up, “There are a substantial number of conversations going on,” John Habermann, who manages a program at Purdue that helps local governments take care of infrastructure, told Maclean’s. “We presented a lot of talking points so that the county supervisors can talk logically back to elected officials when the question is posed,” he said. The state of Michigan had similar conversations. It has converted at least 50 miles of paved road to gravel in the last few years...

    Back To The Stone Age


    The stimulus money could have been used for infrastructure upgrades, the grid, bridges, roads. Instead it was used for temporary fixes and earmarks.

    While we have been living it up and hiring more bureaucracy at inflated prices our infrastructure has been going to hell. Soon (if not now) they will have better roads in the third world than we do here.

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  72. She is about as qualified to be a Senator as Obama is to be president.

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  73. Republican Party to O'Donnell:

    Get Lost


    Git your money from the T Party.

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  74. Although to be fair Obama did serve in the Illinois Legislature and was elected to the Senate. O'Donnell has no accomplishments that I am aware of.

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  75. Who cares? They fired one more RINO.

    You know I like you T but in this case you need to get your head screwed on straight.

    It wasn't even the Deleware Tea Party. It was the Sacramento Tea Party, you know fron the land of fruit and nuts, that supported O'Donnell.

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  76. I can't believe what I just heard from Keith Overhishead on MSNBC.

    He called her: Chirstine "when i think of you, I don't touch myself" O'Donnell.

    How is it possible the GE stockholders put up with the most incompetent CEO of all time Jeffery Imelt?

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  77. Clyde Prestowitz, a former Reagan administration trade official and president of the Economic Strategy Institute, says the scope of the problem came into focus for him one day last year when he read, in the same newspaper, that China was launching a new 240-mile-an-hour high-speed train, and then an article about city leaders in Pittsburgh considering a tax on university tuitions in order to fund the municipal employees’ retirement pension plan. “I thought, the Chinese are building world-record trains and we’re taxing kids who go to school!” says Prestowitz. “We’ve been in decline for quite some time—we haven’t recognized it and have been fooling ourselves. But we’ve gotten to the point it’s hard to not see.”

    There are numerous theories about the path America took to get where it is. Prestowitz blames the American approach to trade and globalization. A former trade negotiator who worked on NAFTA and advised Ronald Reagan’s commerce secretary, he argues that at the root of the problem is a long-term American naïveté about global trade, a case he makes in his book The Betrayal of American Prosperity...


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  78. Castle evidently voted to send the Bush "Impeachment" bill out of Committee to the Floor of the House.

    He voted for Cap and Trade, and joined George Soros to form some sort of left wing outfit.

    This was a no-lose proposition. Castle was to the left of many Democrats, and was just a nasty piece of work in general.

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  79. It's a RINO hornets' nest we're cleaning up here. Might take two more years to finish the job.

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  80. From what I have heard on her interviews with Mark Levin ( who I think is losing his mind) I would not vote for O'Donnell.

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  81. I agree with you, T. Q just doesn't understand. :)

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  82. American jobs are being lost not only to low-wage competition from emerging economies, but to strategic policies by foreign governments to dominate critical sectors of the economy, or to keep their currency values low to promote exports. “Other countries recognize the importance of economies of scale and promote the development of certain industries, whether solar panels, or semiconductors, and we don’t,” says Prestowitz.

    High-tech plants and research labs of companies such as Intel, Applied Materials, General Electric and BP have been moving to China because the Chinese are offering subsidies in the form of free energy, free infrastructure, reduced taxes and discounted utilities. Prestowitz made the argument earlier this year to a meeting of White House economists who were debating the administration’s funding for alternative energies such as battery technologies. “My position was, if you spend all this money and not do anything about currency manipulation by China, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, if you don’t do anything about the investment incentives being offered to companies like Applied Materials, if you don’t deal with all those things and just give money to some battery company—forget it, that’s money down the rathole.”

    Prestowitz accuses successive American administrations of sacrificing trade issues to geopolitics. “The highest priority for the U.S. government is national security. We need a base somewhere or a vote at the UN, and we make an economic concession,” he says. Exhibit A: “The Obama administration has bent over backwards to avoid calling China a currency manipulator,” he noted.



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  83. Rufus, I believe the Castle vote was a procedural vote that buried the impeachment vote in a committee and made sure it would not come up to vote. It was a proposal put up by the ubercreep Dennis Kucinich.

    i don't care enough about him to spell check. The Castle vote was in reality a vote not to impeach or for that matter have it be considered.

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  84. The Republicans are going to win the house in any event; I could care less about the Senate.

    I hate All Parties, and ESPECIALLY, Incumbents of All Parties.

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  85. It's a RINO hornets' nest we're cleaning up here. Might take two more years to finish the job.

    From what I've read she is either incredibly stupid or incredibly corrupt. Just what we need.

    Someone in Deleware politics said, "I can teach a parrot to screech 'No Taxes' but it is still a parrot.

    In this case, an incredibly stupid parrot or an incredibly corrupt one.

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  86. Well, whatever Deuce, he's still a Cap, n, Trader, and a stinkin incumbent (house incumbent, but to my mind, still an incumbent.)

    I hate'm all.

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  87. Delaware has more corporate headquarters and some very wealthy people. That is the best the Republicans can do ?

    It should remind everyone that is how we ended up with Obama in the first place: Ryan and Alan Keyes.

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  88. From the same McClean's article I posted above,


    But where does that leave people like the good citizens of Ashtabula County, Ohio? How can they be safe from criminals without a fully staffed local police force, TV station WKYC asked a local judge in April. “Arm yourselves,” came the reply from Ashtabula County Common Pleas Judge Alfred Mackey. “Be very careful, be vigilant, get in touch with your neighbors, because we’re going to have to look after each other.”

    And so they did. In July, a group of farmers removed the safeties from their shotgun triggers and surrounded a trailer in which a suspected house robber was hiding while they waited for the county’s last, lone squad car to arrive.


    When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.


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  89. Yeah, we kept hearing the same thing about Sarah Palin, Q. And, she's turned National Politics on its head.

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  90. Krauthammer: Palin’s and DeMint’s endorsements of O’Donnell are destructive, capricious, irresponsible.

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  91. Krauthammer don't get it. His buddies (on both sides of the aisle) blew this deal up, and the people are Pissed.

    Don't kid yourself; O'Donnell could win. The Tea Party is the only movement in American Politics that has any Energy right now.

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  93. GOP ESTABLISHMENT: Take your Snowes, Bushes, Collinses, Romneys, Gingriches and form your Conservative wing of the DNC already.

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  94. That's just what I was going to say, Rufus. Sarah the dunderhead. But she is a major player, all on her little stupid own. How could this have happened? I've personally stood with older women out in the bitter cold with nothing on their heads waiting for a chance to meet her. She moves a lot of down home good people.

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  95. Petraeus issues anti-corruption guidelines to troops

    KABUL — The commander of international forces in Afghanistan, US General David Petraeus, has ordered troops to limit corruption as they dole out billions of dollars in a drive to end a nine-year war.

    Spending vast amounts of money in a bid to develop roads, schools and health centres is critical to the US-led strategy aimed at wooing Afghans to support the Western-backed government and reversing a Taliban insurgency.

    But Petraeus told commanders in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) they must be careful to spend their money wisely to avoid feeding corruption, crime and insurgent networks...


    It's Only Money

    This reminds me of the early years in Iraq where they brought in pallets full of money and no one ever figured out where they went.

    Madness.


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  96. It's a tough time to be a RINO.

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  97. The Tea Party guy, Paladino, beat Lazio in the GOP Senate Primary in NY.

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  98. I'm going to start writing a weekly letter to the editor here, a dem stronghold, in favor of Raul Labrador against Walt Minnick, who been running ads about his vote against ObamaCare. But he's voted for Pelosi's agenda 71% of the time, and voted for her as Speaker. That's my main theme, also that Minnick will have no influence in the new Republican House.

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  99. She's the only politician in America that can fill up a Stadium, anywhere, any time, Bob.

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  100. She's the only politician in America that can fill up a Stadium, anywhere, any time, Bob.

    Sad commentary on America.


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  101. I refuse to reply to that insolent insult, Quirk.

    hummmpff

    :)

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  102. No street name for you.

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  103. BTW, that WAS NOT a "low" turnout in De. It was a HUGE Turnout.

    They were expecting 30,000; they got 56,000. Yeah, yeah, I know; but it's De, not NY.

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  104. No, Q. 9.6% Unemployment, and a $1.3 Trillion Deficit is a sad commentary on America.

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  105. She [Palin] moves a lot of down home good people.

    I don't want to argue about this, but, no, she does not. I am literally surrounded by the DHGP and that jury is deeply divided.

    I regret her loss at State, but I hope she does not reach for a federal seat.

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  106. Was watching the Karl Rove interview on Hannity. I thought he was going to cry. These guys are scared.

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  107. Via Quirk

    or

    Promenade du Quirk

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  108. Don't worry CL, I done mellowed out, and don't argue no more.

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  109. CL, she might not "move" you, or your friends, but she "moves" a Lot of people.

    No one, in either party, including I guess, the President, can draw a crowd like she can.

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  110. Rue de Day o' de Quirk?

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  111. Rue de Day o' de Quirk?

    :)

    I have to admit it's better than mine.


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  112. No one, in either party, including I guess, the President, can draw a crowd like she can.

    The Palin phenomenon reminds me of the Obama spectacles. Flip sides of the exact same coin.

    Reminds me of Rollerball, not to be flip, but the emotionalism has a huge downside in matters of State.

    We will see.

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  113. The court was also told the group discussed the religious legality of the plan and the risks of entering into martyrdom.

    The court has heard one of the men warned his co-accused that entering into martyrdom was a risky venture and assessing the enormity of the damage and any repercussions was paramount.

    The court heard the men believed there were up to 20 jihadists aware of the planned attack but warned it was not to be spoken about because anyone who mentioned it would be imprisoned.


    Knew They Were Being Followed

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  114. I wonder to what degree the Palin crowds are raw spectacle, like the Kate Moss airport scene.

    I am not seeing any iconography aside from the cultural spotlight. Palin has become a Jerry Springer phenomenon. An audience.

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  115. A week ago O'Donnell was significantly behind. Palin endorsed her. The next day she was even, and today she wins by 6 1/2.

    Marco Rubio, Joe Miller, Rand Paul, and others.

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  116. What goes around, comes around Rufus.

    And best leave Rand rue Paul out of the list.

    :)

    It is an anti-incumbent mood swing.

    Palin is the poster child for that.

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  117. Nikki Haley in S. Carolina

    Everytime Palin "Tweets" the needle moves.

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  118. It IS an "anti-incumbent" mood swing. Most definitely. But, who helped set the mood? Galvanize the mood? Activate the mood?

    They say you can't walk across a field in Alaska without tripping on the bones of someone who underestimated Sarah Palin. I'm beginning to believe it.

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  119. I'm watching three dickhead republican congresshits on Hannity. God, I despise those hypocritical assholes. Ryan, Kantor, and some dick from Ca.

    Just as phony as three $3.00 bills.

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  120. But, who helped set the mood? Galvanize the mood? Activate the mood?

    Not to be a wet blanket, but 8 yrs of Republican government under Bush and Cheney set the stage. If not Palin, then someone else. The Pubs wrote her ticket.

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  121. Someone else? Who?

    She's been out front the whole way. No one else within earshot.

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  122. Romney? Huckabee? Gingrich?

    They're scared shitless; hiding under their beds.

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  123. The difference between Palin and Obama is people feel one's an American and has the country's best interests at heart, and the other doesn't, and is half English/Kenyan by the way. Folks are feeling this now. People feel an authenticity in her, even if they don't agree with all her positions, like me. If she's a "rock star" so to speak, she's the first one I've ever stood in the cold for. And one came up with help from we know not whom exactly, the other all by her self, from the family of a high school teacher. She seems to be 'one of us' to a lot of us out here in the unsophisticated countryside.

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  124. We will see how phony vs genuine translates into good government. You and Bob might be right (I don't think so). But I note the gender divide on Palin.

    Which makes me think she is a transitional figure.

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  125. I'll be honest, Bob; she's the only one I'd walk across the street to meet.

    Would she be a better President than Mittens Romney? I don't know. Maybe, maybe not.

    I don't care. She's still the only one I'd go out of my way to meet.

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  126. Someone else? Who?

    That makes me nervous and pessimistic.

    The leadership bench is not inspiring. Public service lost to business. Big time.

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  127. ...the unsophisticated countryside.

    Oh, please.

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  128. Toomey tried last time. The Bushies, and the other elites cut his nuts off.

    They supported Chaffee, Jeffords, Spector, Snowe, Collins, Murkowski, Bennett, now this lame asshole.

    The last thing in the world the establishment republicans wanted was a strong businessman to beat one of their buds.

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  129. Don't let it bother you, CL, this unprofitable sinner is always bitching about the corrupting influence of city life, hypocrite that I am.

    It's way past my new bedtime.

    g'nite CL and Ruf

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  130. G'nite, Bob. It's been a good day. :)

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  131. Representative Castle, O’Donnell’s opponent, seemed to know that his record as a Congressional RINO was something that voters were finally finding distasteful after his many years in Congress so to the rescue came “The Architect,” Karl Rove, attempting to fix it all for Castle.

    Sources at the Christine O’Donnell victory party revealed to The Freedomist that in December of last year Karl Rove met with Tea Party leaders in Dover, Delaware trying to get them to cut a “deal” in which they would leave Mike Castle alone and NOT support O’Donnell.

    So here we have Rove acting the disinterested analyst on TV trashing the winning primary candidate while at the same time having been a partisan player for the loser, team Castle.

    Fox News should require Rove to answer to this charge. If he really did act as a helpmate for Rep. Mike Castle this damages Rove’s veracity as an analyst. He has just made himself suspect. You can’t be both a political player and an autonomous, disinterested analyst. Will Fox suspend Rove over this? They certainly should if he really did work to help Castle, in any case.

    From Gateway Pundit

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  132. They're ALL Crooks. You just can't let any of them stay there long enough to learn the combination to the safe.

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  133. That is a fact Rufus.

    A motherfucking Fact.

    The Preachers too.

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  134. Which is why I don't think Palin is the answer.

    good night all.

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  135. CL, if it was up to me we'd send'em up there for one year, bring'em home for a year, have an election, and send the new crop up for a year. rinse, repeat.

    Palin ain't the answer. Romney ain't the answer. Huckabee ain't the answer. Gingrich ain't the answer.

    The only "Answer" is frequent elections, and term limits. And, That ain't the "Answer;" That is just a HOPE. A "Fighting Chance," as it were.

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  136. Here's what Rove, and the other establishment asshole don't realize. There is now a huge contingent of naturally conservative people that don't give two hoots, and a holler if the Republicans "Take" the Senate (or the house, or the outhouse.)

    They no longer think of the Republicans as "their" party. They watched Dubya, and the Bobsie Twins try to ram Amnesty down their throats. They listened to John McIdiot prattle on about "Global Warming, and watched Newt Gingrich sit on the couch with Nancy Pig, and do the same.

    They woke up one morning and found that the Republicans, and Democrats had utterly destroyed the economy of their country in an imbicilic attempt to buy every vote available from every broke, drug-addicted, con artist that could lie on a housing application.

    They watched the biggest crooks in the history of the country walk scot free from the biggest scam in three millenia of recorded history.

    These people are sad that Olympia Snowe, and Susan Collins aren't running so they could vote them out along with Castle, Bennet, Murkowski, and any other high profile RINO asshole they can get their sights on.

    Half of them are praying that John McCain gets beat. Many that live in Arizona will stay home.

    I'm tellin ya, Bubba, these folks are Pissed!

    Karl Rove is heartbroke cause his "team" won't get "Control" of the Senate. Those conservatives out there don't give a flyin flip if Rove's "team" gets control of the Senate. They kinda hope not.

    They is Pissed, Bubba; and they want to "Break Something."

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  137. Go to sleep Ruf.

    You'll wake up the kids.

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  138. The article was very interesting and informative for me.

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