Sunday, May 31, 2009

Singing Obama's Praises

Canadian radio comedians Bob and Tom sing Obama's praises.

Secret Service Carries Reporter Away from Obama

Black Georgia Minster and reporter carried away from airport reception area of Obama.

Operating Steam Locomotives

This is segment 1 of 3 of a PBS feature about Steam Locomotives. It is heavily edited to show primarily the steam engines. I eliminated most of the commentary and promotional materials from the various resorts. This segment shows Hill City, South Dakota; Cass, West Virginia; Stettler, Alberta, Canada; Boone, Iowa; Heber City, Utah.

This is segment 2 of 3 showing Skagway, Alaska; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Durango, Colorado; Strasburg, Pennsylvania; Elbe, and Chehalis, Washington.

This is segment 3 of 3 showing Summerland, British Columbia, Canada; North Conway, New Hampshire; East Ely, Nevada; Williams, Arizona; Chama, New Mexico.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

NYC Women Fight for Man

Cheaters Private Eyes show two New York City women fighting over one man.

Boston University Law School May 2009

Views of Boston University School of Law on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston MA. May 2009.

Friday, May 29, 2009

White Men Are the Problem

O'Reilly focuses on the bigotry of liberals ragarding white males.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

CRLS, War Memorial Upgrades

Upgrades to the Cambridge Ridge and Latin School and the War Memorial in 2009.

Biden Notes Broken Obama Teleprompter

Joe Biden asks, "What will President do when I tell him his teleprompter is broken?"

$62 Million Library Addition May 25, 2009

The $62 million addition to the Cambridge Public Library is getting closer to completion. Its original cost was put at $31 million. Not bad for Massachusetts. Here is what it looks like on May 25, 2009.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Jackie Gleason as Joe the Bartender

Jackie Gleason as Joe the Bartender with Crazy Guggenheim.

Teens Beat and Rob Man in Wheelchair

Teens beat and rob man in wheelchair in Miami, FL.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Harvard Student Architects at Work

Group of Graduate Harvard Design students building a single structure with small parts, i.e., 2 X 4's cut to the size of bricks.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Drug Shootout at Harvard Dorm

Drug Shootout at Harvard Dorm
Drug Shootout at Harvard Dorm


Police say Harvard killing was 'drug rip'
Student tied to suspect barred from graduating
By John R. Ellement and Eric Moskowitz
Boston Globe Staff
May 23, 2009

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DA: New Edition songwriter killed Cambridge man at Harvard over drugs
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By David L. Harris and Jillian Fennimore
GateHouse News Service
Posted May 22, 2009 @ 12:00 PM
Last update May 22, 2009 @ 01:47 PM

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DA: Harvard murder drug related
By O’Ryan Johnson and Jessica Fargen
Boston Herald
Friday, May 22, 2009 - Updated 1m ago

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[Includes a picture which includes the City Manager at the DA's Press Conference.]
New York Man Arrested for Murder at Harvard
Jabrai J. Copney, 20, pleads not guilty, will be held without bail until July 15 trial
Harvard Crimson Staff Writer
May 22, 2009

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[Includes video of DA Press Conference.]
DA: Drugs 'common denominator' in Harvard slaying
By John R. Ellement and Andrew Ryan
Boston Globe Staff
May 22, 2009 12:52 PM

Cheney Puts Obama on Defense

Cheney Puts Obama on Defense

Dick Cheney and Hill Democrats put Barack Obama on the defensive on torture
Ben Smith and Jonathan Martin"

Want your OTV?


Do You Want Your OTV?
Jake Tapper
Political Punch
ABC News Blog
May 20, 2009 5:56 PM

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Axelrod as Rasputin


Passenger Attacks Blind Woman on Seattle Bus

Passenger attacks blind woman on bus in Seattle. This attack reportedly happened in 2008. The first video clip (41 seconds) is the bus video from AP. The second video has commentary from the bystanders and from Deputies Sheriff.
Second video is 2 minutes 45 seconds.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Police Chase Then Beat Suspect

Birmingham AL police chase ends with five officers beating the suspect.
Birmingham police beating video

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Protest Psycho Donut Shop California

Protest of Psycho Donut Shop near San Jose, California [MSNBC Video clip below].
This morning [May 16, 2009], F.U.S.E (Friends United to Support Equality) conducted a peaceful, non-violent picket of Psycho Donuts. It was very successful:
. About 35 of us showed up representing many different organizations;
. We distributed over 200 flyers;
. While some people in cars heckled us, the large majority of people driving by honked in support and cheered for us;
. We were interviewed by NBC11's weekend morning anchor/reporter, Kris Sanchez and she had a film crew there filming the picket;
. California State Assembly Member Jim Beall showed up in support and brought Teamsters local 287 president, Bob Blanchett, with him. Mr Blanchett said he could possibly assist us in getting their members out to support us;
. An ex-employee of Psycho Donuts, Cyndi, showed up and joined us - she shared about the horrible conditions she had to work under and the inhumane way in which she was fired;
. The police showed up but left us alone.
. We chanted, "5-6-7-8, Psycho Donuts peddles hate," "Stigma costs lives," "Hey-hey, ho-ho, the straightjacket has got to go," and "Psycho Donuts has no shame, Psycho Donuts change your name."

The owners pulled out all the stops and stooped to an all-time low:
. They tried to have our cars towed, but none of us were parked in their lot;
. They sent representatives out at various times to yell and scream obscenities at us. One gentleman carrying a Psycho Donuts flag followed me calling me a "communist, nazi bitch."
. Another rep of the shop came out wearing a black jail suit and a hannibal lecter mask and chased us around with a bullhorn calling us "idiots" "PC police," "bullies," and all kind of other hateful things. For our part, we never called any of them names. We remained nonviolent in both action and word.
. They tried to antagonize us by screaming profanities at us while children were all around. I couldn't believe it. We just stayed quiet, held our signs, and continued to march...hopefully a much better example to the children there.
. One of the owners, Kipp, came out with a bullhorn and taunted, "Ours is bigger and louder than yours." He criticized our posters saying people couldn't read them, tried to get some of the picketers into an argument and tried to block our way, but we all remained calm and went around him (like water around a rock). We refused to retaliate and continued to educate.
. They sent out several youth wearing Obama tshirts who yelled at us that Obama would want us to talk, not picket. We explained that we had been asking for a month for a meeting with the owners to talk, but they refused. I wonder how the Obama camp would feel if his staff knew his name was being used to justify hatred and the perpetuation of stigma, stereotypes, and discrimination against people with disabilities. I almost wanted to stop and tell them that I am from Chicago, and actually the President would probably support us because he is a seasoned community organizer and knows the power of nonviolent, peaceful protest.
. Toward the end, the owners brought out boxes of free donuts. Some of our folks were a little upset by this at first, but I reminded them that every donut they gave away for free cut into their profits.

They exhibited the very disregard for humanity that we were there protesting, so it really worked in our favor. But it was quite upsetting to have them yelling at us and rattled many of us. But we prevailed, had a good time exercising our constitutional rights, and got to know a lot of new people. If I've left anything out, for those of you who were there, please feel free to add anything.

Given the owners violent tactics, we really need more people out supporting us tomorrow. PLEASE, if you can, come out and hold a sign for an hour. We'll be there from 8:30 - 10:30 am at 2006 Winchester Boulevard in Campbell.

In solidarity,

Sarah Triano

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This morning [May 17, 2009], F.U.S.E (Friends United to Support Equality) conducted another peaceful, non-violent picket of Psycho Donuts. Like yesterday, it was very successful:
. About 50 of us showed up representing many different organizations. We started with 5 people picketing a few weeks ago, then it went up to 35 yesterday, and 50 today. Our numbers are increasing.
. We distributed over 200 flyers yesterday and 300 flyers today (500 people got our message);
. Unlike previous times, this morning we started picketing RIGHT IN FRONT on the sidewalk directly outside of Psycho Donuts. Before, we were told we had to picket on the city/public sidewalk outside of the parking lot. Before we began this morning, I had a conversation with the Campbell Police Lieutenant and cited a CA Supreme Court Ruling and the sections in the Campbell Municipal Code that allow us to leaflet on the private sidewalk in front of a business, and they said they would back us up on that as long as we kept moving and didn't block the entrance to the shop. Once we started, one of the owners, Jordan, came out and asked me if I had anything better to do with my time. When I didn't answer he said, "You can't be here doing that." I explained that we had a constitutional right to be there, and he said he was calling the police. I told him to go right ahead since we had already spoken with the police. When the police came out, one of our folks overheard the cop tell both the owners, "I am here to make sure these demonstrators have their first amendment rights protected."
. We successfully convinced a good handful of customers to leave. As several cars were pulling into the parking lot, they were met with our folks who gave them a flyer. They then proceeded to drive to the exit of the parking lot and leave. A few other people who came in and parked in front of the store saw us picketing outside, and then immediately backed out and left.
. Folks on the public sidewalk did an *excellent* job getting the message out, with lots of cars honking in support.
. The owners keep claiming they have lines going out the door on the weekend - BUT NOT THIS WEEKEND, THEY DIDN'T! The number of people actually going in was quite small and there was never a line.
. We were interviewed by 4 different reporters covering the story today. And our interview from yesterday made it onto MSNBC last night:
. Today's chants included: "Profiting from others pain, selling stigma, no one gains," "Stop mocking TBI, give something else a try," "Show your kids you really care, buy your donuts elsewhere," "Parents/kids, don't be fooled, Psycho Donuts are not cool," "Campbell leaders now's your chance, show you care, take a stance," and "Maple Leaf is down the street, stigma-free tasty treats."

The owners must have learned that their violent approach yesterday was not effective cause they toned it down a bit and tried a divide and conquer strategy instead:
. The owners tried to pick us off one by one. The first thing they did was pull NAMI Santa Clara County's ED, Brian, aside for a "private meeting." When he made it clear he wasn't going to be co-opted, they told him this was like a boxing match and "things can get ugly in a boxing match." "People can get hurt," they said. They said the picket was helping their business, so Brian brilliantly asked them why they needed to harass and intimidate us then? If we're good for your business, he asked them, then why don't you just leave us alone and let us do our thing?
. They had a magician on site and an accordion player outside the store to try and drown us out (wonder how much they had to pay for both of those);
. They had two counter-protesters standing outside the shop, who were joined by the owners for most of the picket. The owners were dressed in their white lab coats and stethoscopes and continued their intimidation tactics by insulting us as we marched by. One asked me where my nice twin was since the evil one showed up today. Another owner yelled at one of our folks who uses a cane "hey crippled boy, how's that stick working out for you?" They asked us all kinds of questions, like "So, what's the schedule for the pickets? We'd like to inform our magician." They kept asking, "Where's Rebecca?" They tried to get our picketers to stop and talk to them so they could have us arrested for not moving and blocking the sidewalk.
. The owners also continued their intimidation tactics by having a guy in dark sun glasses park right in front of the shop in a big black suburban wearing a "Psycho Donuts" security badge. He watched us the entire time.
. One of our folks overheard an owner doing a media interview in which he lied and said, "I've asked to meet with John Mitchem of NAMI Santa Clara County, and he said he would get back to me." That's a lie. What happened was last week the owner approached both John and I (separately) to do a debate on the radio with him and we politely refused and repeat our request for a meeting with the coalition.
. One of the shop's supporters backed right into the police lieutenant's car and damaged it.

So while today was less hostile than yesterday, the violent threats (i.e. comparing this to a boxing match and saying someone could get hurt) and the insults/obscenities continued. But we prevailed, stronger than ever, and ended today on a positive and affirming note by chanting loudly, "We'll be back!" And indeed, we will. More information and pictures to come. Thanks to all of you for your support.

In solidarity,

Sarah Triano

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Yesterday, the FUSE Leadership Team met to review our actions to date regarding Psycho Donuts, revisit our goals, and revise our strategies. To facilitate communication and ensure the sharing of confidential information, we decided to create a FUSE listserv. To find out more information about the decisions made during yesterday's meeting and future actions, please join the listserv by sending a request directly to me at I will manually add you to the list (if you haven't already received an invitation).

In solidarity,

Sarah Triano

Alfonzo Rachel's Zonation: Toilet Economics

Alfonzo Rachel's Zonation. Zo explains toilet economics, liberal hate speech, Rush Limbaugh's Obama failure, and more.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Nat Hentoff on Hate Crimes

Nat Hentoff speaks to Cato Institute on April 30, 2009 on hate crimes legislation.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Carrie Prejean, Miss California

Carrie Prejean, Miss California attacked by homosexual media bullies is shown here modeling lingerie. Ooooo!

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Carrie Prejean Kept Out of Special Olympics Ceremonies by Miss California Pageant Director
by Carrie Prejean
June 13, 2009

CA Cop Kicks Suspect in Head

El Monte, CA Cop kicks suspect in head.

Connie Culp: Face of Courage

Connie Culp is a very brave and courageous woman. After her husband shot her in the face with a shotgun, she survived. Five years after the attack she got a face transplant a history making event. What makes this stunning is that she went on national TV (here on ABC's Nightline) to tell her story. See also


New York Post
Last updated: 5:49 pm
May 6, 2009
Posted: 5:47 pm

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Nat Hentoff: The Real Eric Holder

The Real Eric Holder. Nat Hentoff, February 12, 2009.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Story of Stuff and comments

The Story of Stuff (21 minute video). See also this story on the Heritage Foundation about this video.


The Story of Lies: Greenpeace in Your Kid’s School
Rory Cooper
Heritage Foundation
The Foundry
May 11th, 2009

Texas State School Abuse of PWD

This 90 second video clip shows residents of a school for persons with disabilities in Corpus Christi, Texas. At night the staff would force residents to fight among themselves and then capture the abuse on their cell phone cameras. The school was previously cited for neglect. This was broadcast on ABC News' Good Morning America on May 12, 2009.

See also another blog entry with link to Houston Chronicle story at


At the Corpus Christi Texas State School for persons with disabilities the night staff ran a fight club. This is ABC's Nightline 8 minute report. Texas State Rep. Abel Herrero says more funding is needed. More funding is not the solution. Safeguards are necessary to protect vulnerable persons from abuse of their keepers. See Philip Zimbardo's experiments at Stanford University on role playing of prison guards. Greater income does not make people compassionate. People abuse their power all the time; police, rich people, politicians, lawyers, judges, psychiatrists too. It was a fact recognized by the wise men who wrote our Constitution. They knew how people abuse their power. People have not changed for thousands of years.

Five staff members charged with abuse plead not guilty.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Obama Deception

This video Obama Deception is the full length version, 1 hour 53 minutes.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Obama at White House Correspondents Dinner

Obama at White House Correspondents Dinner May 9, 2009.

Spreading Germs and Illness

This 4 minute video explains how children spread germs. But the patterns apply to adults as well. Doctors who should know, often do not wash their hands between patients. Also promoted is doing a search for "cough into your elbow." Finally you are encouraged to look at for information on a DVD to teach children about this.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Protesters Disrupt US Senate Hearing

At a US Senate Finance Committee hearing on health care chaired by Democratic Sen. Baucus from Montana, citizens express their outrage. The Senator calls for the police but remains respectful unlike the way some Cambridge MA Mayors intimidated citizens.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Banned from United Kingdom

Banned from United Kingdom


Named and shamed: the 16 barred from UK
By Beverley Rouse, Press Association
Independent UK
May 5, 2009

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Should we be banning this US 'shock jock'?
Posted By: Philip Johnston at
Telegraph UK
May 5, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Press Stands for Obama Not for Bush

White House reporters stand for Obama but not for Bush.


May 4, 2009 5:14 PM
When Reporters Rise For The President
Posted by Mark Knoller
CBS News

Anne McKinney Sings Tim Geithner Song

Anne McKinney Tennessee tax lawyer sings the Tim Geithner song.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

2009 Kentucky Derby

2009 Kentucky Derby won by 50-1 "Mine That Bird." The 3-1 morning line favorite "I Want Revenge." was scratched.

Friday, May 1, 2009


For a second time in recent years a truck hit the Magazine Street pedestrian bridge over Memorial Drive in Cambridge. Due to pressure from the neighbors and the usually spineless City Council the state made repairs and re-opened it quickly. Perhaps the bridge should be raised to prevent this from happening again?