Friday, August 29, 2014

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:

Cynicism Wrong (Just This Once)

Typed too soon; these are good-sized. "The Wedge" is southwest-facing, & miles south of the center of the known universe (You know, me.)No idea what the music's like (Now I do: Insufferable, & in less than three secs.) here's an alternative:

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Greasy Neon

We suspect (from the URL) that this was in the late & unlamented L.A. Times magazine & there was a photo or photos w/ it, but the images never made it to the iNternet Times, so we had to get some.

STREET BEAT: Old McDonald's

January 14, 1996
The winsome Speedee, McDonald's original mascot, is doing the retro thing at the recently opened McDonald's at Highland Avenue and Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. The frenetic chef-boy, was last seen hereabouts perched atop the signage at the landmark McDonald's in Downey, closed in 1994 to howls of protests from preservationists. Speedee got his reprieve by way of the Hollywood Sentinels, a neighborhood crime-watch group that consulted with the company on the new restaurant's design. "We wanted something different than the usual McDonald's sign," says Sentinels founder Virginia Charon. The company, she says, investigated resurrecting the Downey restaurant's sign but opted instead for a reborn Speedee. Charon approves. "I think it's very neat. We've lost so much of our history in L.A."
How wonderful, then, we didn't lose the 1996 reproduction when that Mickey D's closed, but can still see it on La Brea north of Santa Monica, where a different store adopted it.

Today In Televised Sport Up-Date

Very first collegiate game of the season.
At the half: Abilene Christian 16, Georgia State Univ. 21.

Blow Struck For Religious Freedom: Polygamy Now O.K. In Utah

BROKEN NEWS: Right Wing Guesses Correctly About Something, For Once! Polygamy legalized by activist judge in Utah!

Will non-Mormon Xians call this a win in the War On Christianity that's being waged in their heads?
SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge declared a portion of Utah’s polygamy ban unconstitutional late Wednesday, essentially decriminalizing polygamy in the state.

U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups ruled the phrase in the law “‘or cohabits with another person’ is a violation of the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is without a rational basis under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”
No, they probably won't. First "protective services," then it's the U.N. interfering w/ parental property & home-schooling. So not really a blow for (their) freedom.
In a statement, Brown family attorney Jonathan Turley said he hoped Reyes would not appeal.

“After this decision, abuse of spouses and children will continue to be prosecuted regardless of whether they occur in monogamous or polygamous families. These protective services will only be strengthened now that many families can openly integrate into society and not fear prosecution merely because of their family structure,” he wrote.

“Utah is a state that was founded by citizens seeking those very rights against government abuse. Utah is better place because of the courageous decision of Judge Waddoups and the commitment of the Brown family in defense of our Constitution.”
If the trend of sexual/social reactionary correctness continues, when will Americans be able to get a legally binding marriage contract w/ a sibling or other animal?

Seriously: Bow Wow Wow Yippie &c.

Yesterday: National Dog Day(s). What. Ev-errr.Today: "Wednesday ... August ... two thirty in the afternoon ..."Tomorrow: Hysteria!
—30—

Problem Solving

More: Time Warner Cable says it has no estimated time of repair for reported Internet and cable outages; says communication on progress through its customer service Twitter account will be delayed - @TWC_Help

Happened around sack time earlier this a.m. so didn't bother to call TWC to hear a recording; all was solved by the time drywall installation a ft. from my head woke me. (No cable outage in the bunker, just "DNS server not responding.")

Current problem: No light in the bathroom. Hoping the gentrifiers forget to turn the juice back on; then I'll be legally empowered to crucify them w/ their fucking nail-guns. Somebody's dying for their sins.

Westbound, Rte. 66

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Revolting Against The Truth

This dump:
A PROJECT OF THE DAVID HOROWITZ FREEDOM CENTER
would no doubt be a ripe source of amusement & mockery were we to arse ourself. We will admit to interest in the new-to-us practice of bi-colored headlines. (Which we suppose has something to do w/ "devices.")

Arkansas Police Chief Resigns After
Calling Reporter Smelly, Left-wing Liberal

Also: RED MENACE!!
Good idea for start-ups: Don't set too high a goal. 1,000's just fine.
Credit where due: In the hr. between screengrabs, four more ninnies handed over their e-mail addresses.
Who the fuck writes like that & for whom the fuck are they writing like that?

"Accident" Up-Date: "He's Dead, Jim."

Because every nine-yr. old girl w/o a whole lotta upper-body strength needs to know how to shoot a fucking Uzi.
Vacca was working at the Bullets and Burgers outdoor range in White Hills, about 60 miles southeast of Las Vegas, when the accident occurred. The girl and her parents were at the range while on vacation, a sheriff’s spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times.

He was standing next to the girl, instructing her how to use the Uzi, when she pulled the gun’s trigger and the recoil sent the weapon over her head, causing him to be shot, the sheriff’s office said.

“This is a rarity for something like this to happen,” the spokeswoman said.
Tell that to the nine-yr. old girl whose parents made her a murderer, "spokeswoman." Will you be paying her therapy expenses? How about a few yrs. in jail for your role as an accessory in this crime?

"Bullets & Burgers?" What the fucking hell happened to Burgers & Brew? Look at these fucking morons: What is wrong w/ this country?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fry & Shake (Neon)

Again, There Are NO Accidents

Today in Open Carry Kids:
LAS VEGAS -- A 39-year-old shooting instructor was accidentally shot in the head Monday morning by a 9-year-old student, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

The office says deputies responded to the shooting range at the 20600 block of North Highway 93 in Dolan Springs at around 10 a.m. on a report of someone being shot. Investigators found that a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot her instructor. Her parents were at the shooting range when the incident happened.

The victim was airlifted to a medical center in Las Vegas. His condition is not immediately known.
And now, the rest of the story:
    Dolan Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. The population was 1,867 at the 2000 census.
What, the Census bureau missed it in 2010?

Out Of The Bunker

He's seventy-fucking-eight, & it's not The Upsetters or whoever w/ him, but were there ever a reason to leave the bunker it's "Scratch" Perry free at the Santa Monica Pier Thurs.
"I’m an artist, a musician, a magician, a writer, a singer; I’m everything. My name is Lee from the African jungle, originally from West Africa. I’m a man from somewhere else, but my origin is from Africa, straight to Jamaica through reincarnation; reborn in Jamaica..." Lee "Scratch" Perry (born Rainford Hugh Perry, on March 20, 1936, in Kendal, Jamaica) is a Grammy award-winning reggae and dub artist, who has been highly influential in the development and acceptance of reggae and dub music in Jamaica and overseas. He employs numerous pseudonyms, such as "Pipecock Jaxxon" and "The Upsetter". Arguably the first creatively driven "artist-producer" in modern recorded music, Lee "Scratch" Perry occupies the highest level of music making - standing comfortably next to pioneers like George Martin, Phil Spector, and Brian Wilson.
S'pose I'll need to be there well in advance to get a spot (or even a seat) on the pier rather than on the sand watching the video. The struggle never never ends, does it?

Idiot Of The Day

Fuck this creepy little twerp:
Supporters of a museum dedicated to the estimated 100 million victims of communism worldwide hope to break ground on the National Mall on the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. Why are there so few Democrats and liberals among them?
Just possibly because "The Left" are more concerned w/ the current seven billion victims of capitalism than w/ an alleged 100 million "victims" from long ago?

Where's the call for the prosecution of American war-criminals who "victimized" a million or so Iraqis? Will the junior fascists finally start worrying about that fifty yrs. from the start of Operation Iraqi Liberation?

Who Did It?

More on the 70 yrs. ago today liberation of Paris. Not as straight-forward as you may have been led to believe.

The Frogs, On The Other Hand ...

70th anniv. of the liberation of Paris.
Whitehead's dispatch describes the liberation as messy, chaotic and dangerous with shooting from Germans making their last stand.

"Machine guns and rifles cracked on all sides as the column I was with drove within a block of the Luxembourg (Gardens)," Whitehead wrote.

Riffaud saw one of her comrades fall dead from a gunshot wound at the Place de la Republique.

"Everyone was hugging and kissing," she said. "People were happy. All the while, we were picking up dead bodies."
40+ yrs. ago, during my time in the City of Light I'd occasionally encounter a plaque on the wall of a building reading "Here died" w/ a name & date, & the phrase "during the liberation of Paris." Morbidly cool as is; topped when the plaque is mounted over chips in the stone from the Nazi bullets that killed the resistance member. "Living" history.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Local Action W/ The Language Police

I get it, [sneeringly] dude, you're a "visual artist," but I'm begging you, knock off the redundant pseudo-academic speech tics, to wit:
deleted "any shots inadvertently revealing private activities or people in a place of privacy."
Not even impressed w/ the alliteration. This, however (based on reviews) is impressive. (Hope the music isn't crummy.)

Self-Pity* Dep't.: Sunday Afternoon, Dull

A wider screen would make no difference. Trust me.
All the coffee in the worldbunker is barely enough to keep me awake, let alone interested in humanoid activities. And now I need more coffee.
*Or do I pity y'all for your pathetic dullness, punctuated only by outbursts of horrid murderous aggression? (Could be projecting myself there. It is a quandary.)

[Sic]

From:
Michelle Bachelet. saboohi@uoz.ac.ir

Hello My name is Michelle V Bachelet I know this mail might come to you by sudden but I want you to know that some top US Finance officials have plotted against you to make sure that you do not receive what was legally entitled to you which is the 10.5 Million that is currently with the only beneficial Bank In the World which is in London.

By the grace of GOD I just came into the country today and I saw your file on my desk and I discovered that this top US officials has sworn to make you suffer in order to make you forget about your fund thinking that it never existed. This is a very top secret which you must not reveal to anyone because I want to help you get what belongs to you. Right now I am in the UN Quarters so I would want us to be communicating via text message and emails only, I will be the one to do the phoning maybe when ever I am out of cover. You can text me on (563) 223-8716. I have a solid plan that will make you receive your money back within the next 48 hours if only you will follow my instructions.

Write me text message once you receive my mail so that I can tell you the next plan.. Remember its should be kept confidential

Thanks and God bless you..

Michelle V Bachelet.
An appeal to active paranoia about suffering & mind control. Apparently from good ol' Zee U. That should work.

Today In Sport: Murder By Fan

Lose & you will be punished, even if you scored your team's only goal.
CAMEROONIAN FOOTBALL PLAYER Albert Ebosse died Saturday after he was hit by a projectile thrown from the stands following his team’s loss in the Algerian football championship, APS news agency reported.

Ebosse, who was 24, was declared dead after he was rushed to a hospital at Tizi Ouzou, east of the capital Algiers, where the match took place.

He scored the lone goal for his club JS Kabylie in the home match in what turned out to be a 2-1 defeat against USM Alger, on the second day of the tournament.

Fans had started throwing objects from the stands inside the Tizi Ouzou stadium after the match as the players were returning to their changing room.

Ebosse joined JS Kabylie in 2013, and was top scorer in the 2013-2014 championship.

The Algerian interior ministry ordered an investigation to search for the culprit.

-© AFP, 2014

Housing Porn

For Sunday lookie-loos:
Gawd Bless America!
The cynic w/in suggests the nice colors may only be camouflage for inner rot.
And no matter how nicely painted the exterior is, it doesn't mean squat when you're inside & up to literally anything other than thinking about the exterior.

Church turned residence, on its own triangular lot in South Silver Lake. (Or Silverlake.)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Palimpsest

Formerly a (giant) beer mug?
Milkshake?

Dull, Gray

Y'All Kin Kiss Mah Ass, Too!

Produced to a turn:

Killing Nazis 70 Yrs. Ago

"Paris barricaded on the day the fighting was most intense [22 August 1944]."

"Surrender monkeys" my ass. Vive La France!

"Must These Englishmen Live ..."

Who doesn't want to burn the District of Columbia & all the representatives in it? 200 yrs. ago today the Limeys wanted to & did. Too bad it didn't last.
The White House burned. So did the U.S. Capital [sic], and most of the public buildings in Washington, D.C. Invading British troops burned the city in this most humiliating episode in American history 200 years ago today. Some are tempted to call the War of 1812 “the forgotten war,” but that is absurd. Out of it came the national anthem, a daring act of bravery to save the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and the most lopsided defeat of the British military in all of their conflicts.

Apocalyptic Hole In The Sky