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Christina Aguilera is the latest and greatest to be sharing her walk-in-closet half-nakedness with the world via the ever reliable ‘anonymous friend’ taking a picture they promise will never be seen.

Christine is shocked SHOCKED!

The rep tells TMZ the pictures — which show Aguilera wearing nothing but pasties and a few strands of fabric — were “taken in the privacy of Ms. Aguilera’s home and were used only in a personal exchange between the star and her stylist.”

The rep continues, “We find the actions of the hackers and the press who purchased and/or obtained these photos to be irresponsible and actionable.”

Oh please this is about as shocking as Berkeley being on the other side in an American war. These pictures are posed. Anyone who thinks this is a “hack” rather than a PR stunt is as gullible as these folks.

Stacy McCain Explains.

A memeorandum thread on this?

Actually Casey Fiano (who is expecting, congrats to her and her new husband) no slouch in a Bikini herself makes an actual point that has nothing to do with the curves on young Miss Hoeven and everything to do with Liberal stereotyping:

And when Sarah Palin came to prominence, everyone on the internet was scouring to find bikini pictures of her as well. They like to paint conservatives as frigid, dried up, ugly old prudes, and of course, that couldn’t be further from the truth. And they hope that showing pictures of a conservative — or their family members — in bikinis will mean that other conservatives will be outrageously outraged. They’re always shocked when bikini photos do not, in fact, derail conservative candidates’ campaigns.

It’s no different that our friends on the left being convinced that tea party members will be absolutely outraged at the sight of a confederate flag being burned. To paraphrase what I said about this type of thing many months ago the fact that some people are making what they are of this say a whole lot more about them then it does about us. They have watched too many episodes of Family Guy & Jon Stewart and no longer can tell the difference between real conservatives and extreme parodies.

But it sure looks silly on its face:

They got paid to write this.

No really? I thought they would open it up on special occasions, birthdays, national holidays, drunken parties for billionares etc.

The actual story is here and it does have substance:

Suttles’ announcement seemed to alter the strategy that Coast Guard Admiral Thad W. Allen (ret.), the federal government’s point man in the disaster, had described on Saturday. Allen had extended a two-day “integrity test” on the well until Sunday. But, Allen said, when the test was eventually done, it would likely be re-opened and connected to pipes that would siphon the leak up toward ships on the surface.

But on Sunday, Suttles said that the process of fitting the well with those pipes would have allowed oil to flow into the gulf for perhaps three days. Instead, he said, the “test” of the closed cap would continue indefinitely. A BP spokesman said the decision was made in consultation with the government, and that Allen has the authority to have the well opened if he sees the need.

I think that BP and the administration would much rather not have oil flowing regularly into the Gulf live on camera.

Ron Futrell is confused there seems to be two different reactions by the same people to David Petraeus and has concluded there must be more than one:

Is this the same General Petraeus? I know that name from somewhere and I’m pretty sure it’s spelled the same.

Futrell goes on to list the differences between the two Petraeus’ and his confusion.

The answer seems to me quite simple. Petraeus is a time Lord.

His ability to turn spend so much time dealing with individual tribes obviously comes from being able to use his TARDIS to go back in time to learn all these customs and travel back and forth to have the time to get to all of these places.

As for the attitude change, that’s easy; he has obviously recently regenerated and like the Doctor’s daughter Jenny had one of those rare regenerations where his physical appearance doesn’t change.

The first sign of said regeneration was the collapse. He must have been at the beginning of his regeneration cycle

This would also explain the different take of the media, they without a question didn’t care for the 1st version of Petraeus but since regeneration changes personality then of course they are looking at him in a different light.

Now it simply remains to be seen if this new regeneration of David Petraeus is just as effective a soldier as the previous one.

…were the first words out of my son’s mouth a few minutes ago when he came home from work.

That really threw me off until I remembered that I pulled into Romano’s mkt on the way home from confession today and without thinking walked home leaving my car parked there.

Good thing he mentioned that or I would have been in quite a panic in the morning.

How do you forget your car?

Today we are going to start a new feature called around the blogroll where we take a look at three posts from blogs on my blogroll:

At Adrienne’s Corner (It will always be Adrienne’s Catholic Corner to me) she has the: “Are you a Democrat, Republican or a Redneck?” test:

You’re walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children.

Suddenly, an Islamic Terrorist with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, praises Allah, raises the knife, and charges at you.

You are carrying a Colt 1911 cal. 45 ACP, and you are an expert shot.

You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family

What do you do?

Even my wife found it funny and she hates politics and blogs (Good thing she likes me more).

HotMES goes after that abomination called Jersey Shore:

These kids are such chumps I don’t even know what to say half the time. The guys think that they represent what it means to be Italian? That’s the worst joke I’ve ever heard. I know plenty of Italians and they don’t consider tans and hair gel as representative of their heritage. The best part about the show was when that one girl, who I find to be repulsive on too many levels to list, gets punched in the face.

I don’t know who raised these idiots but if they are not ashamed of themselves the ought to be. They wouldn’t last 5 minutes with my Sicilian mother, she’d straighten them out.

and finally Riehl World View also focuses on New Jersey but with a more substantive issue, namely the old Raaaaacist cry being directed at Tea Party People in Bob Menendez’s name:

several prominent NJ Democrats are playing the race card, actually labeling the movement as raaaacist. This is an issue for Menendez now. If he doesn’t step up, denounce these statements and tell NJ Democrats to chill, he may soon find himself the target of Tea Party and grassroots activists from around the country, not just his home state!

There are no more motivated voters these days than the tea party guys. Menendez goes after them at their peril and it will end badly for him.

Tune in tomorrow for another look at the blogs I look at.

…milkaholic lawsuit nonsense:

Lindsay Lohan is suing the financial company E-Trade, insisting that a boyfriend-stealing, “milkaholic” baby in its latest commercial — who happens to be named Lindsay — was modeled after her. And she wants $100 million for her pain and suffering,

I’ve always hated this pain and suffering nonsense. In a world where people are actually undergoing real pain and suffering this is just stupidity.

That being said I couldn’t help but smile. I absolutely loathe the E-Trade baby commercials and would love to see them gone, but pain and suffering? C’mon.

….months before this story broke.

We covered Zombie Unemployment, Massachusetts attempts to relieve it, the Appointment of the late Fred Murman as head of Department of Undead Affairs, and of course the inevitable scandal concerning his unpaid death taxes.

There is no word on if Sen Kennedy’s position on death taxes has changed since his death.