Thursday, May 26, 2016

Exploding Nuclear News!

Mere hrs. ago!

US military uses 8-inch floppy disks to coordinate nuclear force operations

The hysteria mounts:

Ancient floppy disks are still used in U.S. nuclear computer system

No, wait, not exactly breaking news; over two yrs. ago:

60 Minutes shocked to find 8-inch floppies drive nuclear deterrent

Air Force says archaic systems aid cyber security of Minuteman missiles.

Finally, someone who knows actual things, eight mos. ago:

Think the floppy disk is dead? Think again! Here’s why it still stands between us and a nuclear apocalypse

You may relax now.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Today In Chumps

Are you a consumer? Do you still buy stuff? If so, why?
U.S.$249.99 of useless plastic shit, from Macy's.
It's all bullshit if it doesn't actually kill you:
Fitbit Trackers Are 'Highly Inaccurate,' Study Finds
Honestly, the way you suckers are breeding there's one born every ten seconds now, & s/he is surviving to adulthood. Not good!

Oregon Trail Of Tears

Two recent items on ninnies in Oregon. Rural Oregon. The parts one flies over on one's way from San Francisco to Portland.

The rise of militias: Patriot candidates are now getting elected in Oregon

Like Trump, the Patriot Movement’s surge is due partly to fear and the perceived indifference of political leaders to places that didn’t recover from the 2008 crash
Primed to fight the government

A fast-growing U.S. movement armed with guns and the Constitution sees a dire threat to liberty

Coincidence, or ... MEDIA CONSPIRACY? (Also: "Patriot Militias" are news?)

International Relations

Fuck Obama, fuck the military-industrial Congressional complex, fuck you, & fuck this world of shit & pain that becomes shittier & more painful on a daily basis.

When To Stop Reading The Hill: "Erudite" & "Always-Astute"

Not that one should start reading, but feel free to dig in; this reporter made it to the fourth paragraph before throwing his hands in the air (in despair, rather than like he just didn't care).
Falling somewhere in the middle of all this have been opinion writers like the erudite Victor Davis Hanson and the always-astute Peggy Noonan, both of whom seem likely to ...
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Rev. Billy Dee

Monday, May 23, 2016

"It's On His Hat" Part Something*

May be obtained wholesale. Or, my gun cleaning hat.

Gospel Of Greed

At one recent meeting with Trump, evangelical leaders noted how he often flashes a signature hand gesture, with a thumb out and a finger point to the sky, as he enters and exits rallies.

"You see athletes do it all the time and it's their chance to point to the sky, to thank God for their success," said Pastor Mark Burns, CEO of a Christian television network based in South Carolina. "Trump does this all of the time, too. He's giving reverence to the man upstairs."

"Even with Mr. Trump's billions of dollars, he too still submits himself to God," said Burns, who has become a top Trump surrogate and a staple on the campaign trail, frequently introducing the candidate at rallies. "We should all chip in to help him out. You know, even a billionaire needs some cash flow."
St. Nick on a stick, how cynical a straw-grasper is Pastor Burns, & how dense are his marks? Added evidence that Xianity is all grift, all the time.

Srsly, any statistical weasels out there, how often does Trump invoke the Great Spirit? Many "Christians in peril in the Mid-East so we'll bomb the shit out of ISIS/ISIL/yada" statements, sure, 'cause Trump somehow believes more than 27% of the nation read & believe World Nut Daily, the Drudge Report & so forth, & that pandering to such chumps will get him somewhere, but little submission to anyone; doesn't go well w/ the strongman schtick.

Does he even spout "God bless America" as he leaves the stage to the hoots & howls of his lumpen fans?
*Part the First.
Isn't that an "L", as in loser?

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Today C. 1956 In Dangerous Dunces

Pretty sure the Gateway Pundit quoted Francis the Red Commie exactly here.

Commie Pope Defends Middle East Tyrants,
Killers and Clans

Communist Pope Francis condemned Western powers for trying to export freedom, opportunity, prosperity, peace and modernity to the Muslim world.

Red Francis said Western powers need to respect the tyranny, abuse, intolerance and clan culture of countries like Iraq and Syria.

What a dangerous dunce.
What a delusional dunce. Dangerous? To coin a cliché, how many divisions does the Commie Pope have again?

And "commie" "communist" & "red", all in less than 50 words. (Isn't the politically correct & up-to-date phrase "Cultural Marxist"?)

Has the cretinous Mr. Hoft (at left, reacting to the camera as if what little remained of his very soul were being snatched) not yet noticed the passage of yrs. & the change of millennia? As much as this reporter despises religion & the superstitious, dimbulbs like Hoft almost make me sympathetic to some of the bead-rattling mackerel-snappers & Mohammedans being crushed beneath the admittedly slowly moving steamroller of wisdom & rationality. Almost.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Today In Facistbook Censorship

"Community Standards" are totalitarian bullshit. What could I type that would get me banned from A.O.L.Fuckbook for a whole month?

Banned or not, I'll tell you one damn thing about Facebook: I'm sick & tired of seeing this rat bastard's ugly puss every time I waste time there.
How pathetic can one be to beg so needily for "followers"? Sad!
One other thing: There are at the barest minimum 64,426,026 humanoids on this planet who are objectively an absolute waste of oxygen & have no discernible resaon to continue existing.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Texas G.O.P. Queerbaits State Of Texas

Just sayin', home-schoolers.
Eyder Peralta / NPR:
How The Wrong Verb Meant The Texas GOP Called Most Texans Gay  —  Everyone needs a copy editor.  (Thank you, Susan and Amy and Pam.)  —  Today, the Texas Republican Party is probably wishing it had one, too.  —  Check out this sentence from the just-adopted 2016 party platform:
Live from New York musical commentary, less than a mo. short of 35 yrs. ago.

I Give Up

Surrender Now To The Forces of Intergalactic Pumice

Image source.
It's now obvious nothing new, interesting or meaningful (Whatever "meaningful" is!) is ever going to occur w/in any reasonable (for this reporter) amount of time.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Plane (Probably) Down,
Inane Ennui To Follow

Stand by for hrs. (if not days) of uninformed & unfounded speculation about everything concerning missing EgyptAir Flight 804. You people just never change, do you?

Today In History

It was 40 yrs. ago today ...You cretinous dimbulbs elected the wrong Gov. of Calif. to your stupid Presidency, didn't you? I hope you're sorry & suffering now, chumps, none of your salaries & wages having increased for shit over the last 40 or so yrs. Sad! Losers!

Today's Great American:
Wayne from ENCINO

ENCINO resident Wayne is the intersection of mental illness, tribalism & political activism.
A frequent City Hall critic was free on bail Wednesday following his arrest for allegedly submitting a public-comment card at a committee hearing that included images of a burning cross and what appears to be a Ku Klux Klan figure holding a noose and a sign with a racial epithet directed at Council President Herb Wesson.

Los Angeles Police confirmed that Wayne Spindler, 46, was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats. According to jail booking records, Spindler was arrested last Friday and his bail was set at $75,000. He was released about 10 p.m. that night.

Spindler could not be reached for comment.

He allegedly submitted a public-comment card at a May 11 meeting of the council’s Rules, Elections, Intergovernmental Relations and Neighborhood Committee. The card, which is still available for viewing in a public records portion of the City Clerk’s Office website, indicates it was submitted by “Wayne from ENCINO.” The card also includes a drawing of a burning cross and a drawing of a tree with a person hanging from a noose.

In the middle of the card, there is a drawing of what appears to be a triangular-shaped person in a KKK hood carrying a noose and a sign that says “Herb = (N-word).”

Wesson, who is black, told the L.A. Sentinel newspaper he has become increasingly alarmed by Spindler’s actions and comments at council meetings.

“Criticism comes with the job and I can usually blow it off as part of the job,” he told the paper. “But the often harassing and threatening comments made by Mr. Spindler have become increasingly worse over time. It has risen to the point that I have serious concerns about my safety, my family’s safety, my staff’s safety and the safety of my colleagues on the city council.”

Wesson is scheduled to hold a news conference at City Hall Thursday to discuss the issue of recent hate speech at City Council meetings.

—City News Service
Oh look, here is Wayne (Perhaps an att'y.?) some time ago.
"The people who produce will leave the city. The jobs will go with them."
His idiocy is incessant:
Mandatory retrofits can impose significant financial burdens on property owners, and only a few cities have passed such laws. In Los Angeles, those costs have killed past efforts to require owners to pay for safety upgrades.

Wayne Spindler, an Encino homeowner who owns several other properties, was dismayed at the prospect of more regulation.

“By identifying buildings as potential earthquake hazards, you’re depressing the prices and resale values of these properties. So this is a continued attack on the middle class and the renters,” Spindler told the City Council.

Councilman Tom LaBonge later offered a response to owners upset by the cost: “Before they cringe, I just want to say, I want to have them be alive.”
And then it goes beyond free-market fetishizing & ignorance to sad weirdness, as documented by the Los Angeles Sentinel:
Wayne Spindler (in hood) submitted a City Council speaker’s card (left inset)
covered with racist language and images directed at Council President Herb Wesson
on May 11. Spindler often wears a KKK mask and delivers threatening comments
and notes (right bottom insert) during City Council meetings.
From Ayn Rand bullshit to Nazi & K.K.K. threats in just six yrs. How does that happen?

F**K-U 2, Wayne Spindler. Then get some help from a licensed mental health professional. Or something. G-ZUS!

10 Parasites I'd Kill For A Nickel

1. Patrick Soon-Shiong. Health Bro. Lives in Brentwood. Net worth: $15.4 billion
2. Elon Musk. Tesla Bro. Lives in Bel Air. Net worth: $13.3 billion
3. Eli Broad. Art + Media Bro(ad). Lives in "Los Angeles," apparently. Net worth: $7.64 billion
4. Sean Parker. Justin Timberlake in Social Network Bro. Lives in Holmby Hills. Net worth: $7.62 billion
5. John Tu. Tawainese Tech Bro. Lives in Rolling Hills. Net worth: $7.1 billion
6. David Geffen. Dreamworks Bro. Lives in Beverly Hills (but still claims New York as his 'home'). Net worth: $6.9 billion
7. Sumner Redstone. Media Mogul Bro. Lives in Beverly Hills. Net worth: $5.5 billion
8. Tamara Hughes Gustavson. Daughter of the Bro who founded Public Storage. Lives in Malibu. Net worth: $5.49 billion
9. Stewart and Lynda Resnick. Fiji Water Bro and Wife. Live in Beverly Hills. Net worth: $4.99 billion
10. Do Won and Jin Sook Chang. Forever 21 Founder Bro and Wife. Live in Beverly Hills. Net worth: $4.76 billion
Also, why did no one kill Trump & Kissinger when they were in the same room mere moments ago?


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Street Where I Lived

Once lived in an unheated dump in the 3500 block of Effie Street, the same (& the sunny) side as this remodel in the 3600 blk.
Note "gentrification fence".
At street level is a garage but who needs a car when Sunset Junction is just blocks away? Walk to the farmer’s market, coffee shops, and tons of great restaurants, shops and nightlife. Silver Lake living doesn’t get much better than this.
Don't believe the hype: There's a two-block hump up a San Francisco-worthy hill to get to Effie St. from Sunset Bl., & the closest thing to a supermarket w/in walking distance is the 99¢ Only Store. (U.S.$849.000.00)

Monday, May 16, 2016

Security Theatre Today

Terrorism still at work, almost 15 yrs. post-11 Sep't. 2001.
Note well that actual theater is being used to distract the sheep as they wait to be loaded into their flying cans.

Jr. Birdmen Up In Air

Let's see if this embeds & plays, as opposed to the item just below. (This time we chose "dismiss" rather than "fix", which, of course, didn't fix it at all down there.) If not, click to CBS Los Angeles.Note my initials on the side of the aircraft. Guess how much that cost me.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Large Shining Object Rolls

From The Wichita Eagle:

B-29 moves under its own power for first time in 60 years

If the video does not play (possibly due to Google/Buggerspot) click the link.
Bo Rader - The Wichita Eagle