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It’s all my fault…

By: twolf1 Friday May 13, 2011 3:47 pm

I’m sorry. I apologize. It’s all my fault that the Obama administration won’t release the Osama bin Laden death-porn-shot-in-the-eye pictures.

Let me explain. I created a ridiculous photoshopped image (as I tend to do) combining two hot news items of the day, the OBL killing situation room photo and the I’m-so-rich-but-money-can’t-buy-taste Royal wedding.

Politico reports that Defense Secretary Robert Gates said:

One of the things that I think concerns Secretary [of State Hillary] Clinton and I is the risk not only of the pictures themselves inflaming people who were bin Laden’s adherents and radical extremists, but we were also worried about the potential for manipulation of those photos and doing things with those photos that would be pretty outrageous in terms of provoking a reaction that might in fact put our troops at greater risk in both Iraq and Afghanistan.


I have gotten from friends all over the country copies of the picture that was this iconic picture taken in the Situation Room while we were watching the operation. And they have been photoshopped in every way you can imagine, including putting you know, coming after the royal wedding, one of these had all of us in one of these big, wide-brimmed hats from the wedding. Another had various football players seated at the table that had been photoshopped in.

Apparently Sec. Gates saw this image and it put the fear of jihad into him (I was frightened the first time I saw that hat too).

Gawker picked up on it. (thanks to Watertiger)

What he’s saying makes sense, though I’d take issue with the defense secretary on one minor but crucial point — and that’s that the hat is more “high-brimmed” than “wide-brimmed.” Also, to Twolf, the artiste responsible for the infamous Beatrice Room Photoshop: Congratulations. The people in that room have actually seen themselves wearing the hat. Just try not to incite a jihad with your magic wand tool.

Great excuse though — as if shooting an unarmed guy in the eye, blowing the top of his head off wasn’t what would provoke a “reaction that might in fact put our troops at greater risk in both Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Damn intertoobz.


President Bush Reacts to Osama Bin Laden’s Death [video]

By: twolf1 Wednesday May 4, 2011 6:28 am

President Bush Reacts to Osama Bin Laden’s Death with Will Ferrell:

Barack Obama sent Navy Seal Team 6 to take out Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad and made a statement confirming it on Sunday night. Former President George W. Bush finally responds to who and what has been terrorizing him for years.

James O’Keefe’s new music video: Landrieu Dance

By: twolf1 Tuesday April 19, 2011 11:12 am

I don’t really know what to say about this. It is truly pathetic.

Consider yourself warned, and just know that you will never get this 7 minutes and 19 seconds of your life back.

Enjoy… or whatever:

…told you.

UPDATE: David Weigel spoke with Christian Hartsock, the director of the video:

James and I had been talking about doing something like this around the time of his arraignment,” wrote Hartsock in an e-mail. “We were inspired by George Michael’s 1998 video ‘Outside’ and Michael Jackson’s ‘Black or White’ — both of which were released as kind of fuck-you-to-the-system pieces after those artist’s run-ins with the law. We brainstormed, he put together a track with Tony Dini, and I wrote a script and packaged a cast and crew and we went ahead and shot it.

Earth Hour 2011 – 8:30PM Tonight

By: twolf1 Saturday March 26, 2011 12:19 pm

Earth Hour 2011 – March 26th at 8:30 PM local time.

At 8:30 PM on Saturday 26th March 2011, lights will switch off around the globe for Earth Hour and people will commit to actions that go beyond the hour.

With Earth Hour almost upon us, our thoughts are with the people of Japan during this incredibly challenging and sad time for their country.

Triangle Fire Centennial Commemoration – Live Video

By: twolf1 Friday March 25, 2011 9:42 am

Triangle Fire Centennial
Workers United Centennial Commemoration

Live Video streaming by Ustream

Images from a Protest

By: twolf1 Wednesday March 23, 2011 5:42 pm

Rally for Bradley Manning
  Washington D.C.
  Lafayette Park
  March 19th, 2011

Rally in Support of Bradley Manning – video

By: twolf1 Tuesday March 22, 2011 3:21 am

This is a video I put together from the Washington D.C. rally to support Bradley Manning and end the wars.

News from Japan: NHK’s English-language channel

By: twolf1 Tuesday March 15, 2011 5:31 am

Live stream of NHK’s (Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai) English-language channel via MSNBC: