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1 austin_blue  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 2:41:31pm

Man, this is beautiful.

2 austin_blue  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 2:48:19pm

Charles,

Was that a Philip Glass soundtrack?

3 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 2:50:17pm

re: #2 austin_blue

Charles,

Was that a Philip Glass soundtrack?

I thought so, too, but the Vimeo page says:

Music by Jarbas Agnelli.

4 austin_blue  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 2:54:13pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

I thought so, too, but the Vimeo page says:

Very effective use of music and accelerated film.

And those floats and dancers make New Orleans' Mardi Gras look like a high school parade.

5 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 2:55:43pm

re: #4 austin_blue

Rio always goes further out on Mardi Gras.

6 A Mom Anon  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 2:57:27pm

That almost didn't look real it was so lovely.

7 engineer cat  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 2:58:13pm

i thought samba went like

BOOM BOOM
boo-boo-boom
BOOM BOOM
boo-boo-boom
BOOM BOOM BOOM
boom boom
BOOM BOOM BOOM
boom boom

8 Decatur Deb  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:04:28pm

If you haven't seen it, Black Orpheus gives a 50 yr old look at the parade, mixing Greek myth and voodoo-like themes.

[Link: www.imdb.com...]

9 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:13:19pm

I've been to Rio de Janeiro twice, with George Duke to do a jazz festival, and with Al Jarreau to play at the first Rock in Rio festival. That was wild -- 250,000 people in the audience.

10 Lidane  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:16:14pm

If you've got kids and want to give them some colorful, animated visuals of Carnival, the movie Rio is cute:

I watched it last night on a whim. It's as predictable as any other animated kid's film, but it's entertaining.

11 sattv4u2  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:20:27pm

re: #10 Lidane

I watched it last night on a whim

Wouldn't have been more comfortable if you were on a couch?

12 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:23:39pm

Ha!
[Link: www.dilbert.com...]

13 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:24:40pm

re: #7 engineer cat

i thought samba went like

BOOM BOOM
boo-boo-boom
BOOM BOOM
boo-boo-boom
BOOM BOOM BOOM
boom boom
BOOM BOOM BOOM
boom boom

Nah, that's just beans.

14 Lidane  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:30:36pm

re: #11 sattv4u2

Wouldn't have been more comfortable if you were on a couch?

Lucky for me, the whim was in my bed, so I was very comfortable. Haha.

15 sattv4u2  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:35:40pm

re: #14 Lidane

Lucky for me,
the whim was in my bed, so I was very comfortable. Haha.

wasn't so lucky for the whim then, huh!

16 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:38:47pm
17 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:41:08pm

Does anyone actually watch the Oscars anymore? I just looked at all the nominees, and I haven't seen a single one of the movies represented in any of the categories. Moreover, I don't feel like I've missed anything. I will probably get around to seeing a few of them eventually, especially the documentary nominees. But ultimately, who cares?

18 engineer cat  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:41:09pm

oh, great - first nascars and now oscars

19 Lidane  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:41:26pm

re: #15 sattv4u2

wasn't so lucky for the whim then, huh!

It lived. I checked.

20 engineer cat  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:42:10pm

who is this actress called 'Feral Streak'?

she sounds dangerous to me...

21 erik_t  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:42:58pm

re: #18 engineer cat

oh, great - first nascars and now oscars

I believe Ye Olde Turn-Lefte Automobile Conteft has been postponed for weather reasons.

22 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:45:38pm

re: #20 engineer cat

who is this actress called 'Feral Streak'?

she sounds dangerous to me...

She was a post-punk / new wave pioneer who gained a small but devoted following among the CBGB crowd in the late 70s. Tragically, she choked to death on an ice cube that was in a drink David Byrne bought her as a token of appreciation. The Heimlich could have saved her, but everyone thought it was part of her act.

23 Killgore Trout  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:45:58pm

It's nice to see this near the top of the Rec List at DKos.
Cut Out The "F*ck The Police" Bullcrap.

First off, it's a surefire way to turn the public against whatever your cause is. Even if you're marching in support of cute puppies, shouting "fuck the police" will turn almost everyone against you.
...
Secondly, do you really expect the police to act like kids on Christmas when you're shouting "FUCK YOU! FUCK THE POLICE!" in their faces? It's going to piss them off. Not only will it piss them off, but you'll look really good on the news when they show those clips.
...
Thirdly, how many people saying "fuck the police" would agree never to dial 911 if they had an emergency? You can talk big now, but if something were really to happen, I'm sure very few would refrain from calling 911.

24 austin_blue  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:47:43pm

re: #18 engineer cat

oh, great - first nascars and now oscars

At least the Os-cars will run...

25 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:48:53pm

re: #24 austin_blue
And with Billy Crystal they will be funny.

26 Kragar  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:49:13pm

Flashback: In 2006, Rick Santorum Wanted To Send All Pennsylvanians To College

the last time Santorum ran for public office — his ill-fated 2006 Senate reelection campaign — he was right there with Obama, running on his promise to make college more accessible to all Pennsylvanians.

Here’s a link to Santorum’s 2006 Senate campaign website, as stored on Archive.org. Right there in black and white is his “Commitment to Higher Education.”

From the text:

“In addition to Rick’s support of ensuring that primary and secondary schools in Pennsylvania are equipped for success, he is equally committed to ensuring the every Pennsylvanian has access to higher education,” the site reads. “Rick Santorum has supported legislative solutions that provide loans, grants, and tax incentives to make higher education more accessible and affordable.”

27 erik_t  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:51:15pm

re: #26 Kragar

Flashback: In 2006, Rick Santorum Wanted To Send All Pennsylvanians To College

When Rick fucking Santorum needs to right-pander to win a primary...

good gawd GOP

28 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:51:40pm

re: #23 Killgore Trout

Image: 1325963932290.jpg

;)

29 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:51:40pm

re: #23 Killgore Trout

Secondly, do you really expect the police to act like kids on Christmas when you're shouting "FUCK YOU! FUCK THE POLICE!" in their faces? It's going to piss them off. Not only will it piss them off, but you'll look really good on the news when they show those clips.

Well, it all depends on the presentation, doesn't it? I mean, if you want to go around saying "Fuck the police", you'll probably get a better reaction doing it like

Image: gJaQ6.gif

than you will doing it like

Image: g18kU.jpg

30 Lidane  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:52:03pm

re: #17 Pope Ron Polyp XXXVII

I've seen a few of the films listed across the categories, but of the Best Picture nominees, I've only seen Moneyball. It was okay.

I'll watch the Oscars just to have something to do, but I've got zero emotional investment in the show or in who wins.

31 sattv4u2  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:52:36pm

re: #17 Pope Ron Polyp XXXVII

Does anyone actually watch the Oscars anymore? I just looked at all the nominees, and I haven't seen a single one of the movies represented in any of the categories. Moreover, I don't feel like I've missed anything. I will probably get around to seeing a few of them eventually, especially the documentary nominees. But ultimately, who cares?

I'm at work. We have 11 paths of Red Carpet coverage going to various networks via satellite. Coverage started at 10 a.m this morning ,,, goes until 3 a.m tomorrow morning

Much ado about nothing, imho

32 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:52:37pm

re: #26 Kragar
Yes. And when he lost money was cut back for all colleges; and I lost my Saturday tutoring. Darn.

33 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:52:44pm

re: #29 Pope Ron Polyp XXXVII

Well, it all depends on the presentation, doesn't it? I mean, if you want to go around saying "Fuck the police", you'll probably get a better reaction doing it like

Image: gJaQ6.gif

than you will doing it like

Image: g18kU.jpg

Crotch-grabbing. That's a brilliant way to confront the police.

34 austin_blue  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3:57:23pm

re: #33 thedopefishlives

Crotch-grabbing. That's a brilliant way to confront the police.

That ain't crotch grabbing, that's "I hope my hand can stop a rubber bullet."

35 Killgore Trout  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:00:13pm

re: #28 Pam and Bob Sitting in a Tree

Image: 1325963932290.jpg

;)

Not at all. I'm happy to see some common sense. I suspect they'll be back on board soon but I'm glad to see people thinking about how this stuff looks to the rest of the country. I think the pollsters dropped the OWS question but last I checked popular support had dropped into the low 30's (worse than the Tea Party). If supporters had spoken more early on this might not be a problem.

36 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:03:45pm

re: #35 Killgore Trout

It's a picture from that thread. :P

37 Killgore Trout  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:04:38pm

re: #36 Pam and Bob Sitting in a Tree

It's a picture from that thread. :P

Ah, I didn't catch that.

38 BrainSurfer  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:04:55pm

Really nice video. Brings back memories. Parade almost looks like a Lego production with all the bright colors and mini-people.

39 sattv4u2  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:05:49pm

re: #38 BrainSurfer

Really nice video. Brings back memories. Parade almost looks like a Lego production with all the bright colors and mini-people.

I think they prefer to be called Vertically Challenged Persons!
/

40 BrainSurfer  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:07:08pm

re: #39 sattv4u2

Or, maybe, mini-(yao)mings

41 Achilles Tang  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:08:22pm

re: #35 Killgore Trout

Does it not seem that the TP has gone into hibernation lately? We used to see/hear them regularly in their funny hats. I haven't seen a sign of them for a while.

42 Renaissance_Man  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:08:33pm

re: #39 sattv4u2

I think they prefer to be called Vertically Challenged Persons!
/

But they like to travel.

43 Lidane  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:21:38pm

According to my Twitter feed, this just happened:

If so, that's probably the most entertaining thing Ryan Seacrest has done in years.

44 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:22:28pm

re: #43 Lidane

According to my Twitter feed, this just happened:

If so, that's probably the most entertaining thing Ryan Seacrest has done in years.

WINNING.

45 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:22:43pm

re: #23 Killgore Trout

It's nice to see this near the top of the Rec List at DKos.
Cut Out The "F*ck The Police" Bullcrap.

It's kinda frustrating reading dkos lately, though. I think their hearts are in the right places more often than not, but the silly stuff (Manning etc.) has been too prominent for comfort.

46 Killgore Trout  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:25:23pm

re: #41 Red Sea Desjardini Tang

Does it not seem that the TP has gone into hibernation lately? We used to see/hear them regularly in their funny hats. I haven't seen a sign of them for a while.

They're pretty dead and probably won't be back.

48 Killgore Trout  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:26:43pm

re: #45 Pam and Bob Sitting in a Tree

It's kinda frustrating reading dkos lately, though. I think their hearts are in the right places more often than not, but the silly stuff (Manning etc.) has been too prominent for comfort.

It's always been like that. In fact it used to be much worse. They've cleaned up quite a bit.

49 sattv4u2  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:27:47pm

re: #43 Lidane

Cohen walked the Red Carpet dressed as the dictator character (or whatever his last movie was called) flanked by two female "bodyguards" in military outfits. None of the camera angles I have up showed him with Seacrest

Not saying it didn't happen, just saying if it did, it was most likely staged as neither he nor his 'guards" had anything in their hands as they posed for photos

50 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:28:11pm

re: #48 Killgore Trout

My reading in the previous years does not support this, and let's leave it at that.

51 Killgore Trout  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:28:16pm

re: #47 Pam and Bob Sitting in a Tree

Here's a good diary:

Faux-"Progressive" Holocaust Denier Gilad Atzmon Tours U.S.

I've never heard of him before. Interesting.

52 Lidane  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:29:26pm

re: #49 sattv4u2

Oh, I'm sure it's all staged. Just the visual of Seacrest getting stuff dumped on him during the red carpet is funny.

From what I'm reading, it was supposed to be The Dictator dumping Kim Jong Il's ashes all over the place.

53 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:29:34pm

re: #51 Killgore Trout

I've never heard of him before. Interesting.

Seriously? He's known even more than Israel Shamir. He's on the level of Finkelstein. You probably don't visit the truly extreme places ;)

54 Lidane  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:30:29pm

In more serious news:

55 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:31:37pm

re: #54 Lidane

In more serious news:

Argh. Are they still at this? Seriously?

56 sattv4u2  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:32:59pm

re: #55 thedopefishlives

Argh. Are they still at this? Seriously?

They'll be at it until several of them are sentenced to some serious time

until then, they must figure "Why Not?"

57 Killgore Trout  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:34:54pm

re: #50 Pam and Bob Sitting in a Tree

My reading in the previous years does not support this, and let's leave it at that.

Ok. I do have a question that's been bugging me. Progressive sites like Dkos and others generally don't cover much international news. Especially stuff like Iran, Syria, Libya. There's a bit of Israel-Palestine stuff but they usually shy away from trouble spots and I'm not sure why. Even Arab Spring coverage wasn't a huge thing for most of them. Any idea why this is?

58 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:35:03pm

re: #51 Killgore Trout

I've never heard of him before. Interesting.

You should've heard about him because Mearsheimer endorsed his stupid new book and that was discussed in many places, incl. here.

59 Killgore Trout  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:36:02pm

re: #53 Pam and Bob Sitting in a Tree

Seriously? He's known even more than Israel Shamir. He's on the level of Finkelstein. You probably don't visit the truly extreme places ;)

It's been a while since it's been a topic around here and maybe I've killed off those braincells since then.

60 William Barnett-Lewis  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:37:41pm

re: #17 Pope Ron Polyp XXXVII

Does anyone actually watch the Oscars anymore? I just looked at all the nominees, and I haven't seen a single one of the movies represented in any of the categories. Moreover, I don't feel like I've missed anything. I will probably get around to seeing a few of them eventually, especially the documentary nominees. But ultimately, who cares?

I'd like to see The Artist but that's the first time I can say that about any film since... Hmm... the Star Trek reboot? And even then I waited till it hit DVD. Theaters? No thanks. Oscars? Even worse than Grammys.

61 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:39:35pm

re: #57 Killgore Trout

DKos' main goal is to "elect more and better Democrats", so lack of focus elsewhere is not surprising. But if you visited it in 2009, you should know that their coverage of the Iranian uprising was exemplary. Unlike their coverage of the flotilla issue, which was also quite wide but pretty stupid. So I can't say it shies away completely. I think in the diaries you can find pretty much every topic, not everything gets recommended, of course. Dunno about the other sites.

62 Killgore Trout  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:39:58pm

re: #55 thedopefishlives

Argh. Are they still at this? Seriously?

WikiLeaks to publish security think tank emails

Stratfor's chief executive officer and founder, George Friedman warned on Jan. 11 that emails had been stolen but said the thieves would be hard pressed to find anything significant.

"God knows what a hundred employees writing endless emails might say that is embarrassing, stupid or subject to misinterpretation... As they search our emails for signs of a vast conspiracy, they will be disappointed."

63 Lidane  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:40:50pm

re: #57 Killgore Trout

I can't speak for Kos since I don't know the guy, but my guess is that since his interest lies in getting Democrats and progressives elected here in the States, his blog will focus more on domestic politics rather than foreign policy.

It's not like focusing on domestic politics leaves them with a shortage of material in an election year, after all.

64 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:46:38pm

Damn, thus ugly ad is everywhere recently.

[Link: pagead2.googlesyndication.com...]

67 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:49:24pm

re: #65 Gus

Image: Picture-with-GOP-chairman-Reince-Preibus-and-Gov.-Tim-Pawlenty-791x1024.jpg

Oh, so it's going to be that kind of thread, is it?

68 Gus  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:49:47pm

re: #66 Pam and Bob Sitting in a Tree

ФФФФФФФФФФФФФUUU

Reince! Look at him. What a dweeb-unit. But yeah. The RNC Chairman photographed with that nut. lol Oh well. That's the GOP for ya.

69 Lidane  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:50:36pm

re: #65 Gus

Image: Picture-with-GOP-chairman-Reince-Preibus-and-Gov.-Tim-Pawlenty-791x1024.jpg

How soon before the predictable excuses start, with both Preibus and Pawlenty saying they get photographed all the time?

70 Gus  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:50:59pm

re: #67 thedopefishlives

Oh, so it's going to be that kind of thread, is it?

Dunno. No one in the Republican Party gives a shit about this.

71 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:51:47pm

re: #68 Gus

Reince! Look at him. What a dweeb-unit. But yeah. The RNC Chairman photographed with that nut. lol Oh well. That's the GOP for ya.

Looks like Medvedev's long-lost twin.

72 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:52:12pm

re: #70 Gus

Dunno. No one in the Republican Party gives a shit about this.

No one in the Republican Party gives a shit about anything. Except getting rid of the black man in he Oval Office.

73 Only The Lurker Knows  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:52:15pm

re: #65 Gus

Evening Lizards, So who is the woman?

74 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:52:35pm

re: #73 Bubblehead II

Evening Lizards, So who is the woman?

The one and only Orly.

75 Gus  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:52:45pm

re: #73 Bubblehead II

Evening Lizards, So who is the woman?

Orly Taitz. Birther queen.

76 Mocking Jay  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:52:51pm

You have no idea how disappointed I am to find out that Orly would lower herself to taking photographs with those two...

77 Kronocide  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:53:55pm

Reince Orly Pawlenty.

ROP of the GOP.

So many ways to run with this.

78 Mocking Jay  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:55:51pm

re: #77 Kronocide

Reince Orly Pawlenty.

ROP of the GOP.

So many ways to run with this.

A threesome with no santorum...

79 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:55:54pm

re: #77 Kronocide

Reince Orly Pawlenty.

ROP of the GOP.

So many ways to run with this.

Priebus Orly Pawlenty. POP of the GOP. The Wingnut Pontiff.

80 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:56:14pm

re: #78 The Right Height

A threesome with no santorum...

Oh, I'm sure there's plenty...

81 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:56:41pm

re: #76 The Right Height

You have no idea how disappointed I am to find out that Orly would lower herself to taking photographs with those two...

Alright, I admit it, I lol'd.

82 Gus  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:56:44pm
83 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:57:23pm

re: #82 Gus

The Gruesome Threesome.

84 Gus  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:57:47pm

re: #83 Pam and Bob Sitting in a Tree

The Gruesome Threesome.

The undertakers.

//

85 Only The Lurker Knows  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:58:11pm

re: #74 Pam and Bob Sitting in a Tree

re: #75 Gus

Thanks. Didn't recognize her. Used to seeing her like this.

Image: orly-taitz-1-sized.jpg

86 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:58:25pm

re: #84 Gus

The undertakers.

//

Hmm! Let me put on my thinking cap.

Image: 6659505_1319439573.jpg

87 Mocking Jay  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:58:51pm

Michael Steele was so much more entertaining as Chairman than this guy.

88 Lidane  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 4:59:38pm

re: #87 The Right Height

Michael Steele was so much more entertaining as Chairman than this guy.

His Twitter feed during some of the early debates was hilarious. He was stunned by all the fail on display.

89 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 5:03:00pm

re: #85 Bubblehead II

re: #75 Gus

Thanks. Didn't recognize her. Used to seeing her like this.

Image: orly-taitz-1-sized.jpg

That's not Orly. This is Orly:

Image: 4952659145_f0a35c032e.jpg

90 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 5:04:36pm
91 Gus  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 5:06:07pm

Well. I can see the emoprog and puritopian circle jerking is beginning on Twitter with regards to the Stratfor/Wikileaks news.

92 Mocking Jay  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 5:07:14pm

re: #90 Pam and Bob Sitting in a Tree

Beardo's next:

Image: 6661305_1319448521.jpg

I need one of those. Not to wear. Just to see the faces on people as I pull it out of the dryer at the laundromat. Do it enough times and I might get that machine all to myself...

93 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 5:08:00pm

re: #92 The Right Height

I need one of those. Not to wear. Just to see the faces on people as I pull it out of the dryer at the laundromat. Do it enough times and I might get that machine all to myself...

But don't forget - it must be the right size.

94 Gus  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 5:08:43pm

Russia Today - Allegations of pro-Kremlin bias

According to a variety of sources such as Der Spiegel and Reporters Without Borders, the channel presents pro-Kremlin propaganda.[19][20] A 2005 report conducted by the U.S. government operated VOA, interviewed Anton Nosik chief editor of a major English-language computer internet site in Russia, in which he described the creation of Russia Today as an idea smacking of Soviet-style propaganda campaigns, and also noted that the channel was not created as a response to any existing demand.[21] While another article in the Digital Journal called RT a "pro-Putin news outlet"[22] and its advertising campaign as "open propaganda war."[22]

A 2009 article by journalist Luke Harding for The Guardian reporting on RT's advertising campaign described the network as "unashamedly pro-Putin "[23] and part of the Kremlin's attempt to create a "post-Soviet global propaganda empire."[23]

An article published in The New Republic by James Kirchick characterized the news reportage of Russia Today as, "virulent anti-Americanism, worshipful portrayal of Russian leaders, and comical production values," that "can't help but revive the pettiness that was a distinctive feature of Soviet-era propaganda."[24]

An article by Accuracy in Media criticized RT as a "propaganda network funded by the Moscow regime of Vladimir Putin"[25] and charged that it "regularly features Marxist and radical commentators.[25] The article also cites the description of the network by former KGB officer Konstantin Preobrazhensky as “a part of the Russian industry of misinformation and manipulation” designed to mislead foreign audiences about Russian intentions."[25] Furthermore, Preobrazhensky argues that Russia Today utilizes methods of propaganda that are "managed by Directorate 'A' of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service" and that "the specialty of Directorate ‘A’ is deceiving world public opinion and manipulating it. It has got a lot of experience over decades of the Cold War."[25]

An editor for the Kyiv Post has noted criticism towards RT and its perceived anti-Western and anti-Ukrainian propaganda.[26] In December 2011 Andrew Osborn for the Daily Telegraph described RT as "the Kremlin's slavishly loyal English-language propaganda channel".[27]

95 Mocking Jay  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 5:10:08pm

re: #93 Pam and Bob Sitting in a Tree

But don't forget - it must be the right size.

No man would buy that in any size other than "ginormous."

Shrink as necessary...

96 Only The Lurker Knows  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 5:12:40pm

re: #90 Pam and Bob Sitting in a Tree

A man has got to do, what a man has got to do.

If it keeps it warm, what the hell.

/ about 1/2. Wonder if I could get the Wife to knit me one. If only as a gag gift

97 MittDoesNotCompute  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 5:27:12pm

re: #94 Gus

Russia Today - Allegations of pro-Kremlin bias

RT is pro-Putin? Say that ain't so!

///

98 sattv4u2  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 5:28:55pm

re: #95 The Right Height

No man would buy that in any size other than "ginormous."

Shrink as necessary...

I WAS IN THE POOL ,, I WAS IN THE POOL!!!!

99 BongCrodny  Sun, Feb 26, 2012 5:37:43pm

Hmm...Oscars or The Walking Dead, Oscars or The Walking Dead...

Silly me....it's the same thing!


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Tea Party Candidate Curt Clawson Wins Republican Primary to Replace Former Rep. Trey Radel
Curt Clawson, a businessman who was little known months ago in Southwest Florida, won a contentious GOP primary Tuesday to fill the U.S. House seat left open by the scandalous downfall of Trey Radel. Clawson pitched himself as an ...

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MichaelJ
2014 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach - ASP - Finals Day!
More: 2014 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach - ASP The women's final is in the water now and the men's quarterfinals begin after a champion is crowned. Bells beach is delivering the goods today with clean conditions for the ...

8 hours, 2 minutes ago
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Randall Gross
Kansas Man Seeks to Hide ‘Murder’ Tattoo Before His Murder Trial
A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to remove or cover it ...

8 hours, 30 minutes ago
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Political Atheist
NYT Story-American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest
After-tax middle-class incomes in Canada -- substantially behind in 2000 -- now appear to be higher than in the United States. The poor in much of Europe earn more than poor Americans. The income data were compiled by LIS, ...

12 hours, 38 minutes ago
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cycroft
Russ Campbell’s Blog: David Cameron Says Britain Is a Christian Country—He Is Correct
Much is be­ing writ­ten about the United King­dom's Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron's re­cent as­ser­tion that Britain is "a Chris­t­ian coun­try." While some re­li­gious groups like the Hindu Coun­cil UK and the Mus­lim Coun­cil of Britain seem com­fort­able with the ...

17 hours, 26 minutes ago
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FemNaziBitch
8 Most Absurd Lessons Americans Teach Kids About Sex
Despite the fact that 95 percent of Americans have premarital sex, and that this has been true for decades, abstinence-only education continues to be taught in classrooms across the U.S. Abstinence programs have received $1.75 billion in federal funds ...

1 day, 7 hours ago
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palmerskiss
Debate Discrimination - Houston Chronicle
We're glad to see Mayor Annise Parker finally stand up and propose a human rights commission that will provide local due process for victims of public discrimination. Parker told the Chronicle editorial board that she plans to release a ...

3 days, 11 hours ago
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Idle Drifter
Calgary stabbings: How knife crime in Canada can cause ‘moral panic’
What Calgary police chief Rick Hanson called the "worst mass murder" in the city's history didn't end at the barrel of a gun. Instead, the 22-year-old suspect identified on Tuesday as Matthew de Grood is accused of entering the kitchen ...

6 days, 1 hour ago
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aagcobb
New York Electoral College: State Joins National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate: New York Electoral College: State Joins National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Instead of pushing for a Constitutional amendment, which would have to be ratified in 38 states, advocates ask individual state legislatures to pass an agreement: that ...

6 days, 8 hours ago
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iossarian
Drug Companies Want Your Money
Two thematically-related stories on the BBC at the moment: UK drug company Glaxo 'paid bribes to Polish doctors' UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama has discovered. Tamiflu: Millions wasted ...

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Beware of the fish people, they are the true enemy -- Speaking at a ProChoice rally in Los Angeles around 1989-90.