Monday, September 1, 2014

Scratchettes

Shorter The Previous Item

How can things be worse now than 30(!) yrs. ago when this "hit the charts?" (And bounced off.)

Wage-Slavery & Wage-Theft Day

America respects Labor. ("Whipping slaves, Missouri, 1856." No indication if this is Ferguson.) 
Having been more or less gainfully unemployed/retired for eight yrs. & one mo. now*, no way in hell (which, if you haven't noticed, is ex-fucking-actly where we all are) will I be arsed to write some shit about Labor Day, which, like (TA-DA!) everything else everywhere at all times in this world of shit & pain is nothing but a sad, senseless & unfunny joke.

You wanna do something for people who work, kill the fucking bosses. It's not as if they "work" at anything but oppressing you & the other marks, stealing what little added value you create & on & on. And not just the abstraction of "the" bosses. This is not an academic exercise, it's fucking class war, so KILL YOUR FUCKING BOSS! And if you don't, then knock off all the "Waaah waaaah whassa matter w/ labor yada blah" typing. Get your fingers on a trigger, not a keyboard.

In a world where violent pigs claiming to be human control everything, especially work & the suckers who work, voting & whining is useless. ACTION NOW!!

Enjoy your fucking barbacoa; then get the fuck back to work tomorrow w/ your hangover. And no, there are no raises in sight for you.

*How to do it? The magic phrase "I'm overworked & underpaid" seems to effect the bosses as if you'd actually pointed a weapon at them. Try saying it to your overseer & see what happens. Unless of course you're such a sucker you've literally mortgaged your freedom & liberty (joke words w/o meaning) w/ a mortgage, lazy spouses/children who expect you to support them†, or owning (i.e., making payments on) anything larger or more expensive than a television.

†They, too are fucking parasites. Ever feel as if you're being stretched on the rack? You are. They have you at both ends.

Cut 60 Yrs. Ago Today

Otis Williams and The Charms - Hearts Of Stone

Recorded at Deluxe Studios, Cincinnati, Oh., 1 September 1954, and released a couple of weeks later, "Hearts Of Stone" shot to the top of the R&B chart, sitting at #1 for 9 weeks out of the 19 it was on the chart. It also reached #15 on the Pop chart. Deluxe #6062.
Bonus: The original, straight outta San Ber'doo.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Scratch I

400 FT

Pier Parking

OMG!! Thug Flashing Gang Signs! Shoot To Kill!!

Because it was all Michael Brown deserved, right America?

Made From American Shit
In Shitty America

Rumor has it something called a "Made in America" music-fest or some such crap is occurring locally, now we see that there's one by the same name in Philadelphia. Apparently non-existent Gawd hates America, as he was threatening America-lovers w/ death by lightning, which is the only reason we even heard of this other festival.

Is "Made in America" something to do w/ Labor Day? (No. Something to do w/ Budweiser, apparently. I am about to vomit. Bud*: America's best. Says it all, dunnit?) Because most of the music being recycled/remade today (Invent some new notes or chords or something; have heard every last one of the currently existing ones enough already!) is as lousy as the rest of whatever shit is still manufactured in America. Actually, what do we still manufacture here? Ah: Food. Which is no longer cooked or baked, but indeed manufactured. How's that working out for you, sheep of Obesity Nation?
*America & Budweiser. peas in a pod? Not fucking quite:
Anheuser-Busch InBev is a Belgian-Brazilian multinational beverage and brewing company headquartered in Leuven, Belgium.
What do they know about "America"?

NEWS FLASH:
Hitler Annexes Sudetenland!

Sorry, headline not entirely accurate:
Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel announced Sunday it will expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, angering the Palestinians and alarming Israeli peace campaigners.

A Plea From Kali

Ha ha is joke. Beg Jah in one hand & shit in the other; which piles up faster?

P.S.: I AM NOT A CRANK!

Those fat fucks at the Onion are snooping on me:
Suggestions that DaemonX could simply be a crazed vagrant using the internet at a public library have largely been dismissed, with Twitter users noting that his needlessly vulgar and aggressive tweets personally attacking “fat fuck” celebrities and other people he has never met often occur as late as 2 a.m.

[...]

Sources have also confirmed that DaemonXwhoever, whose comments on a recent Slate story headlined “The Hard Truth About Obesity” included “Obesity makes ME hard lol” and “Fuk Obama, take your camels back 2 Africa,” must at least possess the mental faculties necessary to have registered with the news website and have kept track of his username and password for each subsequent login.
Pen or pencil & a Post-it®. Not that hard.
As a result, sources added, the man who has claimed on numerous occasions to be the “only 1 who makes any fucking sense, fuck u if ur 2 stupid to take it” presumably interacts freely with dozens of citizens per day without any monitoring whatsoever.

“The scariest thing is knowing that DaemonX isn’t the only one out there,” an anonymous internet user told reporters in an email statement. “There r so many crazy fucking nutsoz in this world that it makes me want to shoot everyone. Those faggots can go die.”

“Fucking faggits,” he added.

Everything You (Think) You Know
Is Wrong

In the world of how-many-angels-on-the-head-of-a-pin theorizing by saps desperate for "meaning" or desperate to understand a random meaningless universe, some wising up may be about to happen:
We observe this particular bubble, the reasoning goes, not because its properties make sense, but because its peculiar Higgs boson is conducive to the formation of atoms and, thus, the rise of life. More typical bubbles, with their Planck-size Higgs bosons, are uninhabitable.

“It’s not a very satisfying explanation, but there’s not a lot out there,”
said someone whose name doesn't matter.

See? No damn sense to be made of the entire ugly mess.
As the logical conclusion of prevailing assumptions, the multiverse hypothesis has surged in begrudging popularity in recent years. But the argument feels like a cop-out to many, or at least a huge letdown. A universe shaped by chance cancellations eludes understanding, and the existence of unreachable, alien universes may be impossible to prove.
Fuck these egg-heads. Next thing they'll turn to religion for explanation & understanding. Feh. Why can't they face a random meaningless universe? I stare it in the face every day.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Roots Of The Junior Birdmen

It only took US$300.00 (approx. US$4,130.00 in today's moolah) to take off:
The Curtiss JN-4, built by the Curtiss Aeroplane Company in Buffalo, New York, became a mainstay of the US Army Air Service, which bought thousands of them to train pilots. It was a rudimentary plane, even then, with one seat for a student and another for the instructor. It had two fixed wheels and a wooden tail skid. Fitted with a 90-horsepower Curtiss OX–5 V8 engine, the biplane could hit 75 mph and fly as high as 11,000 feet. It had a wingspan of 43 feet, weighed less than a ton fully loaded, and could stay airborne for just over two hours. Most of them carried no weapons and were used solely for training.

What made the plane so special, and so popular, was the fact that it was mass-produced. The JN-4D, the most popular model, came out in 1917, and four other companies joined Curtiss in producing enough of them to meet wartime demand. All told, nearly 7,000 Jennies were built, most of them JN–4Ds produced during the 12 months before the end of the war.

As popular as the plane was with the Army, the Jenny came into her own after the war. The government sold hundreds of surplus JN-4s, some of them still in their shipping containers, to anyone with $300 (about $4,130 today), says Jeffery S. Underwood, a historian at the United States Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. The plane proved especially adept at barnstorming, becoming the most popular aircraft used in that daring sport. Thousands of pilots learned to fly in a Jenny, including Amelia Earhart.

The Two Towers

Darwin Is Somehow Involved Here

LAist:
A woman says that her husband, who died of a heart attack on a Southwest flight, could not have a defibrillator used right away because flight attendants told her his chest was too hairy.
Try your luck, avast! claims there's malware at ABC7.

I Hope The Fucking Sheep Have To "Wear" This Personal Digi-Bullshit Shoved Up Their Flabby American Asses

Greatest Regret: If I'd had the slightest inkling of what the Silicon Valley would become when I lived in Atherton I would've ridden my bike south to Sunnyvale, arsonized the Sperry-Rand Corp.'s Sperry Gyroscope Division, circled around to burn NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View to the ground & then whipped through Palo Alto, getting Hewlett-Packard & Stanford on the way home, those being the worst offenders/roots of the problem in those dark days.

Then, had I gotten to Paul Allen & Bill Gates at The Lakeside School our present world might be tolerable, even if self-expression required typing this sort of shit on my S-CM electric, copying it at Kinkos & wheat-pasting the rants on 'phone poles & traffic control boxes throughout Southern Calif.

But no. I blew it & we got this:
Report: Apple executives have discussed charging $400 for new wearable device; sources say consumers should expect range of prices - @Recode
More intolerable bullshit from the same source:
Could you fucking fascists stop "reimagining" the digital boot stamping on a human face — forever, that is the only apparent result of all your previous imagining? That would be a start.

"Hey Baby, Bend Over &
I'll Drive You Home!"

Today in "having it all": Four paragraphs aimed at The Corner's readers, neither long nor difficult, simply indescribably inane, & rather sad too.
Most women who are young or halfway attractive will at some point experience rude and occasionally frightening behavior from men. So what? I’ve had some of the same kinds of unhappy experiences that Christine Sisto describes. Once, at the age of 18, while on a train in France, a derelict man — the only other passenger in the car — pleasured himself to the point of satisfaction while leering and grunting at me. Gross and scary. But you know what? I’m fine. I felt sorry for him. What a sad, lonely wreck of a man. He didn’t hurt me, though, except by giving me an unpleasant window into human nature.

Despite this disgusting experience (and a few others like it, including when I was much younger than 18), I’ll second the views of the lovely ladies of Fox News’s Outnumbered: Catcalls can be flattering, so long as they don’t cross the line into physical groping, intimidation, or assault.
"Occasionally frightening behavior from men? So what?" John Lennon must have been wrong: We are here to live in pain & fear.

In another context (You can imagine a few scenarios, can't you?) it would be "I was frightened, I had to shoot him. He might have had a gun, I didn't know but I was sooo scared ... Self-defense! Second Amendment!! Stand your ground!!!"

Others have criticized:
The thing is, the article is nothing compared to the comments.
What is these days?

Seldom Have I Been So Proud

First Amendment fan Jim Hoft, the Stupidest Man on the iNternet.

Incessant Real-Life Violence

Nihilist's Corner: Panic In Babylon

I'm ready!Now the news:

EU's Barroso warns Ukraine crisis
near 'point of no return'

It is the fact that Russia is in a war state against Ukraine. That means it is in a state of war against a country which would like to be closely integrated with the EU. Practically Russia is in a state of war against Europe. That means we need to help Ukraine to ... defend its territory and its people and to help militarily, especially with the military materials to help Ukraine to defend itself because today Ukraine is fighting a war on behalf of all Europe.
– PRESIDENT DALIA GRYBAUSKAITE

War in Europe is not a hysterical idea

Two tunes from one band neatly encapsulate this world of shit & pain.
Wimps (Those who prefer the piano to the sound of liberation.) can get the same message from this.

Wednesday In Law-Abiding Citizens
Drunken Pigs

DISARM LAW ENFORCEMENT NOW!!
A drunken federal agent was arrested in Burbank after allegedly pulling out a handgun and telling someone to follow him early Wednesday.

Officers responded to a report of a person brandishing a gun around 12:30 a.m. in the 300 block of East Santa Anita Avenue, according to a news release from the Burbank Police Department.

The victim told police that they were ordered by a “very” intoxicated man armed with a gun to follow him. After following the man for a short period, the victim ran away and was able to escape, officials said.

Police searched the area and found Andrew Leconte around 1 a.m. near San Fernando Boulevard and Angeleno Avenue, less than one mile away.

Investigators later learned that Leconte is an agent with the United States Marshals Service.

Leconte was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and brandishing a firearm, police said. Burbank police were investigating the incident.
How much time will Marshal Dillon there have to do? It better be plenty. No probation for gun-slinging drunks, damnit! Law enforcement officers who violate America's laws should be locked up & the key thrown away. Maximum sentence, no parole. There are no excuses for these bastards.

Part II (mins. later):

A man who’d been in charge of upholding the law for three decades is now accused of breaking it. Richmond police arrested an off-duty Walnut Creek Police Officer for allegedly donning a mask and beating a woman with a baseball bat on August 16. The attack happened around 2 a.m., in a residential neighborhood on Clinton and San Pablo avenues in Richmond.

53-year-old Gregory Thompson has been with the Walnut Creek Police Department for 30 years. He was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and felony vandalism after the attack.

Neighbors on Clinton Avenue recalled the commotion they heard the morning of the attack, around 2 a.m..

“We'd already gone to bed, kept hearing a banging, thumping noise,” neighbor Carus Culver, said.

Richmond police came to the area after getting several calls from neighbors about a woman screaming

“Police came knocking on our doors,” neighbor Jason Peneyra, said. “They were looking for a suspect.”

That suspect turned out to be Thompson.

“A woman came down the street yelling that he had tried to attack her and another woman,” Culver recalled.

Richmond police found Thompson sitting in his car nearby and said he identified himself as a law enforcement officer. Investigators found a mask on the floor of his car and a baseball bat in the trunk.

“It's alarming for a police officer to do that,” Peneyra said. “That's weird. That's really weird.”

Richmond police said the victim didn't know Thompson. She just happened to wander into the neighborhood after her car ran out of gas.

“We don't have a motive in this case, but we're looking at the possibility this was mistaken identity, or someone else was supposed to be targeted. We just don't know,” Richmond Police Capt. Bisa French, said.

Neighbors told us a vacant home near where the attack happened belonged to Thompson's parents. Neighbors had noticed minor vandalism, like broken windows, in the home in the past couple months.

Culver wondered if Thompson had been on the lookout for vandals the night of the attack, but said even if that had been the case, “You call the police, you don't take matters into your own hands and act violently.”
But that is exactly what the police do, virtually every time. Even if it's in another dep't.'s jurisdiction. Mr. Culver must live in a very sheltered environment, or else he is an ignorant & gullible moron like the rest of America's sheep. Fuck him & fuck the police.
No one answered the door at a home listed in Thompson's name in Martinez. Thompson was released on bail earlier this month. Walnut Creek police said Thompson has been taken off patrol and will remain on paid administrative leave during a criminal and internal investigation.

Richmond police said there was another woman who tried to intervene in the attack and may have also been injured by the baseball bat, but they haven't been able to find her. The only known victim went to the hospital for treatment of her injuries after the attack that night, but French said the woman's injuries were non-life-threatening and she is expected to fully recover.
Thirty yrs. of being a pig, thirty yrs. in prison for being a pig. Sounds fair to this reporter.

Lest we forget:

Today In Aviation

What the hell? (Not the wardrobe malfunction thumbnailed, you old perv. Click to see!)Can that have been real, & if so can the pilots still be employed? Or not in jail?

Friday, August 29, 2014

Can't Wait!

Now take all that, and imagine what the atmosphere will be like if Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee in 2016. There will be a tsunami of misogynistic hate directed at Clinton, which we know because she's always generated a particularly ugly brand of male sexual panic in conservatives. If she's actually threatening to become president, it'll be worse than ever. In the face of that, the Republicans who try to argue that their party has something to offer women voters are going to get laughed right out of the voting booth.
Too damn bad, really, because I have no desire to be sympathetic to Mme. Republican-Lite.

Beach [EXTERIOR, NIGHT]

video
So much for the big surf.

Secret History

Very informative. WeHo's signage dimbulbs got the accent wrong while they were not telling us anything.
Blah & also blah et here, 19XX.

Shorter: Everything's Made Out Of Shit & We're All Dying

What Truthdig pulled for its feed:
By Henry A. Giroux, CounterPunch
When our inner worlds work under the death-haunted dictates of casino capitalism, the Apocalypse is embraced as if it functioned exclusively as a form of entertainment, rather than providing a warning about the rise of militarism, the killing of civilians, and religious and political fundamentalisms.
What we pulled for blather:
Democracy is under assault and appears to have fallen over the edge into what Hannah Arendt once called “dark times”, but as Catherine Clement has noted “every culture has an imaginary zone for what it excludes, and it is that zone that we must remember today.” I believe that such a zone is crucial to remember because it makes visible the long history of struggle by labor, unions, workers, young people, feminists, civil rights advocates, gay activists, progressive educators, and others who believed in the promise of a radical democracy along with the necessity to struggle with a renewed sense of urgency and collective strength. It is time for that struggle to deepen so as to shake off the authoritarian nightmare now engulfing American society.
Keep remembering & deepening the struggle from the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest in the English and Cultural Studies Department and a Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Ryerson University, ivory tower jagoff. Typing a few more books going to fix everything?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Not Legal Yet*

[TRIGGER WARNING: Ignernt redneck crackers fulfilling a stereotype.]
Christopher Buckner, 20, of Guyton, and her brother, Timothy Savoy, 25, of Jackson, Ga., were arrested and charged with incest, aggravated sodomy and prowling, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman David Ehsanipoor.

The spokesman said deputies answered a call at about 4:30 a.m. about a prowler in the area of Hester Road and Ga. 30.

As deputies were checking the area, they saw a man and woman walking down the road. The male said he was walking the female back to her house.

Deputies determined that the pair were brother and sister and that they had just had sex in a Kenworth tractor trailer, which was parked at Countryside Baptist Church, Ehsanipoor said.

He said they admitted having sex three times after watching the movie, “The Notebook.”

They were being held in the Effingham County jail.
Not getting the amount of detail & brand-naming. The cop-typist just discover "new journalism"? I suppose learning that watching The Notebook can have that sort of effect on people is a good, if creepy, thing. Just bear that in mind any time a relative suggests watching it.
*Ahead of ourself.

Puppetry, Pigs & Sheep

If a person of a darker hue is merely holding a toy gun in a Wal★Mart (Those who "called the police" to scream "NIGGER W/ A GUN!!" are accessories to police murder. Where are the charges & the outrage?) it's shoot-on-sight time, but when white gamers are "SWATted" w/ an active shooter report, the police don't shoot. Correct so far?
A Twitter user with the handle @ScrewPain appears to be taking the blame for the "swatting" call. His first message from Wednesday was sent at 11:02 a.m. and includes a link to The Creatures' account on video game streaming site Twitch.tv.

The next message at 11:04 a.m. says, "get owned @Kootra."

Police said their first 911 call about the active shooter was around 11:30 a.m.

Other messages from @ScrewPain say "#BlameComcast" and "#ISISGang." Some even include replies to other members of The Creatures.

One message, addressed to our @DenverChannel account and the City of Littleton, says "your pd" and shows a picture of a marionette puppet.
The heat's media response to their massive law enforcement response that wastes resources & so on:
"Law enforcement in the South Metro Area and throughout the country are all too familiar with active shooter situations. In the wake of these incidents, Littleton Police and other law enforcement agencies train for rapid response to quickly rescue victims and neutralize the situation," police said. "Fortunately there were no injuries today, but a massive law enforcement response wastes resources and greatly increases the chances of innocent people being injured or killed."
So, police puppets, why do you waste your resources and increase the chances of innocent (NO ONE, BY THE FUCKING WAY, IS INNOCENT, OR ANYTHING RESEMBLING IT.) people being injured or killed (probably by the poorly trained trigger-happy thugs that are American police)? Am I missing something here?

Note To Self

On the likelihood I'll have absorbed so much iNternet informationcrap since being directed to this Mon. I'll have forgotten it, a reminder: