Sunday, May 1, 2016

Try Harder, You Little Bastards!

Overpopulation Report

A 6-year-old boy has instruction at sniper shooting from a soldier
at a Navy and Air Force recruitment fair in 2013. Rupert Hartley/REX
The sooner you realize that every greedy pig you suffer to live will be taking oxygen & other resources from you the better.
Toddlers have shot at least
23 people this year
C'mon, kids, let's put some big fat zeroes after that shamefully small double-digit number. Are you even trying?
The case drew a lot of national attention given the unusual circumstances: Little kids rarely kill people, intentionally or not.
Get used to more & more of it as the drain of the behavioral sink continues to clog.
Last year, a Washington Post analysis found that toddlers were finding guns and shooting people at a rate of about one a week. This year, that pace has accelerated. There have been at least 23 toddler-involved shootings since Jan. 1, compared with 18 over the same period last year.

Strike A Blow For Freedom!

Hooray hurray, the First of May, employer murder starts today!!
Whack Your Boss!
It is the firm & inviolable policy of this web-log that freeing yourself from bourgeois morality & pathetic chump wage-slavery by killing that piece of humanoid shit who is always telling you what to do is the best practice. And if the Little Hitler telling you what to do is a spouse or parental unit, whack them as well! You have nothing to lose but your chains & that incessant nagging.

One Nation, Indivisible

Here's yet another of those "How America Breaks Down/Is Divided" articles that I like so much. W/ a map. Which won't downloadI can't steal w/ the over-laid text. Good job, N.Y.T.
What a dump.
Fine by me if everything but the Pacific Coast falls into the Atlantic & Gulf of Mexico. Keep fracking, fly-over country!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

Dropping Like Flies Friday

May have to make this morbidity report a reg'lar feature, as the spawn of the WWII generation drop all around us like flies who just got a good squirt of Flit.
Ron Beasley, not an international media celebrity, but a long-time iNternet presence. Used to read Newshoggers.

Andy "Thunderclap" Newman (Apparently this sad news barely made it across the pond):Billy Paul, at the relatively ripe old age of 81.
Questlove of the Roots once compared him to Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, calling him "one of the criminally unmentioned proprietors of socially conscious post-revolution '60s civil rights music."
As a one-time adulterer, I felt a certain kinship.Philly Soul!

And a dead whale on a local beach, while we're on the subject of mortality.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Doomsday Clock Ticking Down
Your Empty Lives

Three mins. & counting!
Why wait? You're all going to die (deservedly) anyway, bring it the fuck on!!
"And Harry Truman, with what he did in dropping and having the guts to drop the bomb in 1944 saved, saved millions of American lives," former Indiana Univeristy coach Bobby Knight said. "And that's what Harry Truman did. And he became one of the three great presidents of the United States. And here's a man who would do the same thing, because he's going to become one of the four great presidents of the United States."
How pin-dicked & pig-ignorant is Bobby Knight?

Angry?

Anger is a business

Many news outlets' business models now depend on stoking anger. This exacerbates the political system's polarization and dysfunction.

[Vox, as if you need proof.]

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

'Phoning In The Obvious

'SPACE JUNK' CAUSES STREAK OF GREEN LIGHT ABOVE SOCAL, GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY SAYS

[Headline: KABC/Video: KNBC] Guess KCBS was just sittng on its lard ass.

Bonus (Mystery) Corpse

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Law enforcement sources confirm that remains found in Bloomington are not missing IU student, Lauren Spierer.

Monday afternoon, somebody reported seeing human remains on a private property in the 1600 block of Rogers Street on the city's southwest side.
America: So many victims you need a scorecard.

[rtv6abcThe INDY channel]

It Happened To Me, & I Hope
It'll Happen To You!

Because the schaden will freude itself, & I'll be laughing & laughing at you heartless bastards. Not even going to tell you where the good places to sleep are. What did any of you do for me after rent-seeking parasite Yossi Eichenbaum (Who is now literally dead not only to me but the rest of the world, & good fucking riddance. Wish it had been yrs. sooner. I was going to at least slice up the tires on his Lexus; alas, I blew my chance.) gentrified me out of my residence.

The chickens are coming home to roost, chickenshits. Maybe you can sleep in a henhouse somewhere & get avian flu.

Rent Control Evictions Are Skyrocketing Across City

Page does not exist or LAist screwed the link.

Boyle Heights And Other Neighborhoods Rally Against Gentrification, Point To Universal L.A. Housing Crisis

[LAist/LAist]

Monday, April 25, 2016

40 Yrs. Ago In Flag-Burning

Copyright © 2005 Jennifer M. Kohnke
Artwork on these pages are the property of
Jennifer M. Kohnke and may not be used or reproduced
in any way without written permission.

All well & good, but
don't invite me to download it if you want me to ask permission.
Eat shit Rick Monday. Why do you hate freedom? Patriotism is bullshit, as well as the first refuge of scoundrels (Sorry, Doc Johnson.) even were one to live in a country deserving of respect. Doubt if there is one, but it could happen, maybe.

More Police Murder

Sadly, we don't mean that the police are on the receiving end of the brutality they apply to Americans every single fucking day. But check this from Steve Loomis, the goateed shithead who leads Cleveland's Thugs & Executioners Guild:

Tamir Rice settlement should help educate kids on guns, Cleveland police union president says

Subodh Chandra, an attorney representing the Rice family, blasted Loomis' release in an emailed statement. He said that the comments "reflect all that is wrong with Cleveland's police division — he managed to (1) blame the victim, (2) equate the loss of the life of a 12-year-old child with the officers facing scrutiny, and (3) demand money from the victim's family and counsel.

"Loomis's continued posturing shows he and the union still don't comprehend that the police division needs a cultural change — not hiring incompetents, better training, and greater accountability," Chandra continues. "We're all still in trouble if Loomis's attitude reflects rank-and-file officers' attitudes."

Loomis also sits on the Cleveland Community Police Commission, a board made up of representatives of residents and law enforcement that is tasked with making policy recommendations to the police department. The commission was formed as part of a settlement the city reached with the U.S. Justice Department over police use of force.
Maybe the settlement could be used to buy the Cleveland P.D. enough crowbars to pry their heads out of their asses.

UPDATE: Gee-ziz, everyone's beating me today. (See item immediately below.) Note there is a similar great mind at work:
How about you take some of that taxpayer cash that pays your salary and use it to acquire a very rusty farm implement.

Which you can then use upon your nether regions.

Sideways.

Festival Of Assholes This Weds.

Birds Of A Feather Dep't.

Donald Trump to return to Indiana Wednesday, will be joined by former IU coach
Bob Knight

If you don't know what a violent raging asshole Bob Knight is ...

Key words: "Choked & punched; assaulting a police officer; Knight grabbed a red plastic chair from Indiana's bench and threw it across the floor toward the basket in front of Reid; 'I think that if rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it.'; expletive-filled outbursts by Knight were so frequent; physically threatened by the coach; Knight berated and physically intimidated a university secretary, once throwing a potted plant in anger, showering her with glass and debris; attacked; Knight having to be restrained by a police officer." Each of the above is a separate incident, over 40+ yrs. He seems exceptionally nice, doesn't he?

See also (Google them yourselves, slobs!): Trump & Joe Paterno, & Trump & cheating puke Tom Brady.

[Fox59]

UPDATE: Looks as if we plagiarized Josh Marshall before we even read him. Although Marshall got the date wrong.

You Know I Can't Live W/o My Radio

55 yrs. ago today, w/ J.F.K., if this is to be believed.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Recent Decisions In Local
Police Murder

L.A.'s Chief Executioner can't get his lying thugs out of this one:
After fatally shooting an unarmed homeless man in the back last year, Los Angeles police Officer Clifford Proctor explained his actions to investigators by saying he believed the man was trying to grab his partner’s gun during a struggle.

“I saw … his hand on my partner’s holster,” Proctor said.

But video from a security camera at a nearby bar on the Venice boardwalk told a different story, according to an LAPD report made public Tuesday.

Footage from the camera didn’t show Brendon Glenn’s hand “on or near any portion” of the holster, the report said. Proctor’s partner never made “any statements or actions” suggesting Glenn was trying to take the gun, the report added.
This reporter would like to know why it took 11 months.

LAist also manages to quote the victim's family's att'y. about the L.A.P.D.'s generally shitty attitude towards the homeless (& everyone else, actually).
Glenn's family has filed claims against the LAPD and the city of Los Angeles. The family's attorney, John Raphling, said that the LAPD tends to treat the homeless "as though they are less than human."
Apparently the Times couldn't be bothered to report that, although they certainly devoted a lot of space to bullshit from the president of the Guild of Thugs & Executioners.
The union that represents rank-and-file officers has blasted Beck’s handling of the case, saying the chief’s public support for charges overstepped his authority and was unfair to Proctor.

Craig Lally, the union’s president, said Beck spoke too quickly about the encounter from the start when the chief told reporters hours after the shooting that he was “very concerned” by the video. The Police Commission, Lally said, followed Beck’s lead.

There was not going to be a fair process for this officer,” Lally said. “They’re railroading him.”
They gave him about 5 zillion more chances than he gave Brendon Glenn, accessory-after-the-fact. You should be "railroaded" too.

Genocide Day, And Not A Day Too Soon!

M. Bouffant's dream.
Why stop w/ the Armenians? Like this guy, I'll kill every rat bastard of you planet-polluters if no one else will:
A 19-year-old Connecticut man was arrested Saturday after police say he earlier tweeted "Is someone going to bomb the trump rally or am I going to have to?"‎
Of course it takes a squealer (You know who you are!) for the pigs to find out, most of the police being as functionally illiterate as the remainder of you sheep.

Special note to my so-called (meatspace) friends, not one of whom has been any damn help to me in the last 10 yrs. of existential agony, when I was rendered homeless, yada yada. Fuck every one of you, & thanks again for absolutely nothing, shitheads. Now do you understand my animus toward your rancid species, you fucking animals?

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Anti-American Bandstand

No finer collection o' anti-Americans than Dee-troit's own Motor City 5.

Alumni News Continues

W2 is lovely in the spring.
Signs designate the entrance to the Whitman College campus in Walla Walla, Wash.
Whitman, a private, liberal arts school, has dumped its long-time mascot.
Whitman teams will no longer be called the Missionaries, which was a reference Marcus and Narcissa Whitman,
missionaries who came to the Walla Walla Valley in 1836 and were massacred a decade later.
(Tom Skeen/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via AP, Thursday, April 21, 2016) MANDATORY CREDIT
Previously, for context. Now, the Missionary crap is over!
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Whitman College, a private, liberal arts school located in the rolling hills of Walla Walla, Washington, has dumped its long-time mascot.

Whitman teams will no longer be called the Missionaries, a reference to Marcus and Narcissa Whitman who came to the Walla Walla Valley in 1836 and were massacred a decade later.

Campus officials said Missionaries' mascot was considered non-inclusive, imperialistic and incorrectly implied that Whitman was a religious school.

It also was not terribly intimidating and often mocked. The old name was officially retired in early April and now the school is working to select a new mascot in the fall, Whitman spokeswoman Gina Ohnstad said.

Some alumni aren't happy.

"If the sports teams and the school didn't feel the name was fearsome enough, then change it," said Graham G. Storey, class of 1995, who is now a high school teacher in Juneau, Alaska. "But the given justification for changing the mascot is a misguided act of atonement to make up for some perceived imperialistic stain that Marcus Whitman engaged in 180 years ago."

Whitman was an important historical figure, Storey said. His statue is one of two that Washington state has in the U.S. Capitol National Statuary Hall.

Those who feel the word Missionary is offensive must logically push to change the name of the college, Storey said.

"As far as my future with the college is concerned; I am done," Storey said. "No more donations."

The college, whose sports teams compete in NCAA Division III, has no intention of changing its name, president Kathleen Murray said.

Most people connected with the college welcomed the change. Many didn't even use the old nickname, Ohnstad said, preferring the name "Whitties" instead.

Efforts to drop the Missionaries name have been underway for decades, she said.

"There are always going to be people who feel strongly about the past," Ohnstad said. "But we have really, really supportive alumni."

While the NFL's Washington Redskins have resisted appeals to change its name and mascot, efforts to remove college team mascots and imagery that are deemed offensive have been ongoing for decades.

Walla Walla is tucked into the southeast corner of Washington, far from the state's population centers. Whitman was founded in 1882 and has about 1,500 undergraduates. It is considered one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges. Famous alumni include former Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas and "Batman" star Adam West.

The college was named for the Whitmans, who arrived in the area in 1836 and started a mission to bring the Christian religion to the Cayuse Indians.

Eventually, settlers poured into the region. Following the deaths of nearly all the Cayuse children and half the adults from a measles epidemic in 1847, the Cayuse killed the Whitmans and about a dozen other settlers in what became known as the Whitman Massacre.

The administration conducted a survey of more than 18,000 alumni, students and community members last winter. More than 7,100 responded. Of those, 62 percent supported the change, 29 percent did not and 9 percent had no opinion.

Among those who wanted to keep the mascot, there was criticism that the change was the result of pressure to be politically correct, the survey found.

"Now that our community has spoken, we are going to work to create a new, official mascot for everyone to celebrate," Murray said in a recent letter to the community.

Some alumni expressed concern that a change of mascot will result in a loss of history for the college. In response, Whitman plans to add programming to new student orientation to instill a greater understanding of the Whitmans.

"While important, we all know that the mascot is not Whitman College's defining element," Murray said.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Sheep In The Pen

Seems about right, dunnit?

Local Music Death

Filthy McNasty (legal name not given) local club owner, has gone to pay the cover charge in the sky/beneath the ground. They are dropping like flies now!
Edward Ruscha image, from the Tate.
LAObserved has details.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Musical Giant Dead At 57

Outlived yet another. (Starting to think: "There's nothing stopping me now!") No, not the popular "genius" who made music for squares & then died alone in an elevator everyone's on about. We refer to Richard Lyons, of Negativland.Negativland's greatest moment? Possibly U2.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

"The Tyranny Of
International Finance"

Anyone think Trump is man enough to re-Tweet this?
Hey American Nazis (if that isn't redundant) I don't see any of you shooting "international financiers" on Wall St.!

"From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor ..."

First Hitler's (Hey, it's his birthday!) Car Co., Volkswagen, now the Japanese Emperor's manufacturer of warplanes:
Who won that fucking war again?

Been There Seen That

Highland Park's MorYork started life in 1933 as a supermarket, later becoming a roller rink, then a slot car racetrack. In 1986, Clare Graham and his partner Bob Breen bought the 7,000 sq. foot space at the corner of York Blvd. and Avenue 50, transforming it into a working space and warehouse for craftsman Graham's burgeoning collection of reworked artifacts, a vibrant gallery space for emerging artists, and an anchor of the NELA art scene.
Now you can go & see as well, w/ the merest click of a mouse. ('Cause the jerks at the L.A. Weekly don't 'low no embeddin' of their precious videos, no how.)