Reminding Eastern elitists that all is relative; enough about your potentially historic little snowstorm, it's about to rain here, & for several hrs.!
P.S.: Earthquakes give no warning; you've had days to prepare for a few flakes.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015
by M. Bouffant at 20:19
British PM Cameron says Greece election results will increase economic uncertainty across Europe - @CBCAlertsDemocracies getting just what they want, good & hard!! Couldn't happen to a more deserving continent.
by M. Bouffant at 19:36
Saturday, January 24, 2015
by M. Bouffant at 12:36
|Presidents just ♥ him.|
No sympathies to express here. And may the nation/oil reserve now-King Salman & the late Abdullah's family of parasites claim to "own" soon perish from the face of the earth as well. Enough w/ these people already. Enough w/ all people already. And more than enough w/ the United States Gov't./fossil-fuel industry that has enabled & subsidized these vicious desert nomads in their export of evil in the guise of religion & the theocratic tyrannization of their "own" people for 80-some yrs.
Friday, January 23, 2015
by M. Bouffant at 18:38
Where have we heard this before? Why, the usual gang of idiots.
The Saudis are building a 600-mile-long “Great Wall” — a combined fence and ditch —
to separate the country from Iraq to the north.
by M. Bouffant at 18:04
Corporate Pigs Daily advises:
Does the escort service provide a rate card?As he lines up support for a likely presidential bid, Republican Jeb Bush is offering donors the chance to join his “national executive committee” – if they raise $500,000 by March 31.
A pledge form for Mr. Bush’s newly formed Right to Rise political committee offers other levels of membership: donors who collect $250,000 by March 31 can join the “national committee,”$100,000 to join the “state executive committee” and $50,000 for the “state committee.”
The pledge form reflects the former Florida governor’s “shock and awe” strategy, aimed at demonstrating a fundraising prowess unlikely to be matched by any potential rivals. Many of the big donors pursued by Mr. Bush supported 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, who is also weighing a 2016 bid.
by M. Bouffant at 09:27
|Dodger Stadium lights & a bit of the pavilion roof. ("Bleachers" entirely too déclassé.)|
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
by M. Bouffant at 22:19
Fucking cowboys. Didn't the frontier close in 1890?
by M. Bouffant at 07:59
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
by M. Bouffant at 13:13
|Real purty, innit? Apparently you'll pay through the nose (minimum) for it.|
Mmmm; more a slice than a sample, Demographia International.
Life on the streets, coming soon to a no-go zone near you.
by M. Bouffant at 11:53
by M. Bouffant at 11:08
|Gunpowder Plot, baby!!|
On reading the above, my reaction is to wish every occupant of the Capitol during the S.O.T.U. this evening be put to sleep forever. Or die in a huge & cataclysmic explosion & fire.
We're nothing at Web of Evil if not deadly serious (emphasis on the "deadly") but we do encounter the funny in real life; this time we arsed ourself to record it.
by M. Bouffant at 00:11
Your crumbling infrastructure: An overpass scheduled for demolition decides to beat the dynamite.
Seconds & inches. Just like football.A second person -- a semi-tractor trailer driver -- was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with minor injuries.
"I can tell you that the big rig driver -- the semi driver is very lucky," said Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell. "In a matter of seconds his fate would have probably been different."
Monday, January 19, 2015
by M. Bouffant at 19:00
This was fun, esp. on the big(ger) screen. Burn baby burn!!
The tree lit up like a tall matchstick after it struck power lines at the intersection of Venice Boulevard and South Mansfield Avenue in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles. Several gusts during a night of powerful winds sent a storm of embers into the street and across nearby properties, sparking a few rubbish fires.
by M. Bouffant at 17:47
|Fri. the 16th.|
|Thurs. the 15th.|
by M. Bouffant at 12:11
No sooner do we call attention to the prison-industrial complex then:
No other country comes close. Put another way, on any day of your choice, the United States, with 5% of the world’s population, has close to 25% of the people imprisoned on this planet. That population, by the way, has risen by 700% since 1970, a tidal movement for incarceration that only in recent years has shown small signs of finally ebbing. In short, state by state or as a country, the U.S. leaves the rest of the world in the dust. (USA! USA!)Doubtless too depressing to read, but they aren't taking me alive, so what do I care?
The urge to reform such a system should be applauded, but as with so many “reforms” in our era, the latest “alternative” forms of confinement may, in the end, only be extending and expanding the prison system into other parts of American life. It may, suggests Maya Schenwar, editor-in-chief of Truthout and author of the new book Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better, ensure that new concepts of how to lock down America are coming to a neighborhood near you. Tom Engelhardt
by M. Bouffant at 11:51
by M. Bouffant at 11:29
In the background, the "Twin Towers" of the local prison-industrial complex.
by M. Bouffant at 10:57
Religious war now! Every religion against every other religion!! Death to the Faithful!!! Exciting details.
Charlie Hebdo: Niger protesters
torched 45 churches - police
The Knife Cuts Both Ways
AP via ABCNEWS.At least four Muslim villagers were killed, three of them burned to death, when their thatched huts were set on fire during a clash between Hindu and Muslim groups in eastern India, a government official said.
Security has been tightened in and around Sarayian village in Bihar state with some 500 police officers assigned to the area.
Atul Prasad, a Bihar state administrator, said the violence erupted Sunday after the body of a young Hindu boy was found in Sarayian more than a week after he went missing.
Prasad said Hindu fishermen blamed Muslims for killing the boy who was friendly with a Muslim girl from the village, 105 kilometers (65 miles) north of Patna, the capital of Bihar.
The charred bodies of three Muslims were found in the burned huts in the poor community, he said. The bullet-riddled body of a fourth man was found in a field in the village, Mishra said.