Wednesday, June 29, 2016

"Scotty" Moore Released
From Mortal Jailhouse

Lived long beyond Elvis. Legal name: Winfield Scott Moore III.
Real music, you little punks. Now get off my patch of dirt w/ the dog-shit all over it a-fore I fills y'all w/ rock salt!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

IKEA Killings: Dresser Deadly
To Three Children

From IKEA's Malm page. Too little, too late.
NBC News:
After 3 Deaths, Ikea Recalls Millions of Dangerous Dressers  —  Ikea Recalling Tens of Millions of Dressers Over Tipping Concerns 1:52  —  Ikea has issued a recall for 29 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over onto children, injuring or killing them, NBC News confirmed.
Fuck this shit. I'm off to Burbank to loot the local IKEA before it burns to the ground. Anyone w/ me?

On the other hand, giving stupid children enough rope is not a bad move in the direction of population control &/or reduction. Nor are parents w/o blame. (Are they ever?) Another quandary where nihilism seems the only answer.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Days Of Confused

Up at 0930 to watch baseball, which makes me think today is Sunday. Now I'll be a day behind all wk., not that it matters to the gainfully unemployed.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Delete Your Religion

Apologies are not enough, Popey.
"I think the church must not only apologize ... to a gay person it offended, but we must apologize to the poor, to women who have been exploited, to children forced into labor, apologize for having blessed so many weapons" and for having failed to accompany families who faced divorces or experienced other problems.

Lady Gun Nut Shoots & Kills Own Daughters; Is Plugged By Police

Two Weeks Post-Orlando Already?

New York Daily News:
Texas mother killed by police after fatally shooting her two daughters during ‘family argument’  —  The woman who was killed by police after she fatally shot her two daughters at their Texas home has been identified as an outspoken gun advocate.  —  Christy Sheats, 42, shot and killed …
Family values, baby!
According to Christy Sheats' Facebook page, she was a gun owner and vocal advocate for the second amendment.

"It would be horribly tragic if my ability to protect myself or my family were to be taken away," Sheats wrote in March on her Facebook page, "but that's exactly what Democrats are determined to do by banning semi-automatic handguns."
What the fucking hell is wrong w/ people? Truly, America is the worst!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Courtroom Theatre Of The Ridiculous

El Duce lives! (Gawker has transcripts w/ added amusement. Aaaand, the xscript itself.)
A Georgia judge could face disciplinary action after losing his cool with a defendant who threatened to kill and dismember his children during a courtroom argument.

Denver Fenton Allen appeared last week before Judge Bryant Durham Jr. to face charges that he beat a fellow inmate to death in August at the Floyd County Jail, reported the Rome News-Tribune.

The 31-year-old Allen, who is charged with killing Stephen Rudolph Nalley, lobbed threats and insults at the judge during an 11-minute hearing on June 17.

Allen told the judge he would murder his family and cut his “children up into little pieces.”

“I’ll knock their brains out with a fucking hammer and feed them to you,” Allen said. “The babies will be going, ‘Daddy, daddy, help me.’”

Durham told the man he didn’t have children, and Allen said he’d do the same thing to the judge’s nieces, nephews and sisters.

The judge told Allen he didn’t have any sisters, nieces or nephews, and he threatened to put him in “jail so long you won’t have a chance.”

The argument continued to escalate, with Allen repeatedly saying, “fuck you,” as the judge added additional days to his penalty for contempt of court.

Allen asked for a new attorney, saying his public defender had requested oral sex in exchange for his defense, and then the defendant invited Durham to do the same.

“This is going to be an interesting trial,” Durham said.

Allen then asked to introduce his “big old donkey dick” as evidence, and the judge began yelling at him as the pair traded insults.
Let's pause for just a moment & enjoy some music.
That was refreshing, wasn't it? Now back to our story.
The defendant claimed he had sex with boys, and the judge said he wasn’t surprised — but then he made comments that could land him before the state judicial ethics agency.

“Oh, of course,” Durham said. “You know, you look like a queer.”

Allen asked if the judge was “calling (him) a queer in the courtroom.”

“I didn’t call you one,” Durham said. “I said you looked like one.”

The judge then told Allen he was “cute,” and that he was sure other inmates “love you to death.”

“I’ll bet everybody enjoys fucking your ass,” Durham said.

Allen then claimed he would masturbate in court, and Durham dared him to do so.

The hearing finally ended after Allen called Durham “judge fuckman,” and the judge called the defendant “stupid.”

“I’ve enjoyed this,” Durham said. “I hope you have. I know everybody else in the courtroom has enjoyed it, but you can go now.”
I do enjoy the murderous apes comprising the dominant primate species of this world of shit & pain dropping the civility & expressing themselves aloud in public venues like rabid zoo animals flinging feces in their cages.

Friday, June 24, 2016

"Must These Englishmen Live ..."

Couldn't (possibly) care (any) less about English gits & their pathetic fear of wogs driving them from the E.U., but there is hope the punters have returned the world's economy to the dumper as "Asian shares sink" in reaction.

The Sex Pistols - I'm A Lazy Sod - 1/14/1978 - Winterland

Guess too many sodding Limeys voted.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bitter Intra-Province Rivalry

Travel day for the Dodgers, so it's the C.F.L. opener, Tiger-Cats at Argonauts, on ESPNews. Looks as if the Argos beat the Ti-Cats in an exhibition earlier this mo., & they have a new(ly renovated) stadium/football pitch!
(Canadian Press/Michelle Siu)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Musical Triple-Shot Study Guide & Sourcing For Previous Item

It Must Be A Camel

Sam Bramwell - It A Go Dread Ina Babylon (& Dub)

The Germs - No God

Cheap shot: W.T.F. is all that behind Trump's ear? Hairspray not holding as promised?

Buzzin' In The Babylon Bee

A flannelgraph. Does that look more like Adam & Bambi than Adam & Eve?
From The Babylon Bee (apparently an Xian attempt at The Onion).
NEW YORK, NY—As Donald Trump prepared to meet with hundreds of top Evangelical leaders Tuesday morning, his aides were given the daunting task of trying to get the Republican presidential candidate up to speed on some basic biblical history. Turning to a method they knew would connect with Trump on his level, they reportedly dusted off an old flannelgraph found in the basement of a local church to give the real estate mogul a “quick primer” on key Bible stories.

“This guy right here? He’s Moses, who parted the Red Sea*,” an aide is said to have slowly explained, putting up a felt likeness of the prophet as Trump blasted a liberal on Twitter on his phone. “Mr. Trump? Are you listening?”

“Yeah, Moab. Got it. Great guy, Moab. One of my favorites in the New Testament,” Trump declared while still looking at his phone, according to sources. The aide then reportedly moved on to other well-known Bible stories, such as Jonah and the great fish, David and Goliath, and several of Jesus’s famous miracles, carefully telling the stories while illustrating the narratives on the colorful, attractive flannel board designed to keep the attention of even the youngest children.

“Got it. Jonah swallowed a fish, there was a giant shepherd boy, and Jesus went around Iraq yelling at people,” Trump reportedly said. “There’s really not much to this theology stuff. I’m great at theology—the best, really. Don’t know why people think it’s so hard.”

At publishing time, Trump declared he was ready to address the gathering of Evangelical leaders, prompting aides to join hands in a prayer circle and beg God for mercy.

*Wasn't it actually (in the entirely bogus & fictional myth) YHWH/Elohim/Adonai (one of 'em for sure) who parted the Red Sea while Moses just stood there, agape & stuttering?

Hotter Than Hell

Lee 'Scratch' Perry - City Too Hot

Latest hot rumor:

L.A. Is Going To Have More Days Of 'Extreme Heat,' Says Study

As if that isn't harrowing enough, the study also warns that L.A. could lose what little vestiges of "winter" we have now. The weather models predicted that the Decembers and Januarys of the future will feel more like the Aprils of the past.

Balmy.

There is some hope, though. The dire predictions listed above will only come true in the event of unmitigated climate change. In the event humans band together and somehow drastically reduce our collective global carbon emissions, we should only see a modest increase in "extreme heat."

Assuming we do, and hold ourselves to the standards set at Paris Climate Accord last year, downtown L.A. would see only 15 "extreme" heat days instead of 54.
Assume in one hand & keep burning shit in the other. See which piles up first, ash or assumptions!

We're Losing

By LEE 3 years, 4 months ago THE KEEP CALM-O-MATIC

The War on Stupid People

Do not be deceived, it is, alas, some whiner bitching & moaning about the plight of the morons in today's smart society, rather than admitting what a drag the cretins are on everything & everyone else.
Those who consider themselves bright openly mock others for being less so. Even in this age of rampant concern over microaggressions and victimization, we maintain open season on the nonsmart. People who’d swerve off a cliff rather than use a pejorative for race, religion, physical appearance, or disability are all too happy to drop the s‑bomb: Indeed, degrading others for being “stupid” has become nearly automatic in all forms of disagreement.
Cue the sad trombones. It's the 21st century, bleeding heart. Catch up or fade away.
We must stop glorifying intelligence and treating our society as a playground for the smart minority. We should instead begin shaping our economy, our schools, even our culture with an eye to the abilities and needs of the majority, and to the full range of human capacity. The government could, for example, provide incentives to companies that resist automation, thereby preserving jobs for the less brainy. It could also discourage hiring practices that arbitrarily and counterproductively weed out the less-well-IQ’ed. This might even redound to employers’ benefit: Whatever advantages high intelligence confers on employees, it doesn’t necessarily make for more effective, better employees. Among other things, the less brainy are, according to studies and some business experts, less likely to be oblivious of their own biases and flaws, to mistakenly assume that recent trends will continue into the future, to be anxiety-ridden, and to be arrogant.
This dunce-loving traitor-to-intelligence is being really racist against smart people, & wants Idiocracy realized.
When Michael Young, a British sociologist, coined the term meritocracy in 1958, it was in a dystopian satire. At the time, the world he imagined, in which intelligence fully determined who thrived and who languished, was understood to be predatory, pathological, far-fetched. Today, however, we’ve almost finished installing such a system, and we have embraced the idea of a meritocracy with few reservations, even treating it as virtuous. That can’t be right. Smart people should feel entitled to make the most of their gift. But they should not be permitted to reshape society so as to instate giftedness as a universal yardstick of human worth.
There are over seven billion of you. Every one of you can be quickly & easily replaced, by someone younger & willing to work for less. No human is "worth" a damn thing on the open market. Give up already.

Can You Stand It?

Only a month until the G.O.P. conflagration is over.

Monday, June 20, 2016

As The Planet Orbits

Summer now officially on its way out.

"Feels Like 95°F"

Very disappointed that 100°F (37.7778°C) only feels like 95°F (35°C). A dry heat, however.
And still an hr. until summer.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Obligatory Bear In Pool
Heat Wave Video

We're led to understand bears indeed defecate in woodlands & forests; do they urinate in pools?

Today At The Intersection Of
Music & Sports

Not Quite Getting It:

Dodger Stadium organist Nancy Bea Hefley playing "House of The Rising Sun" as Dodger hurler Kenta Maeda
(b. Tadaoka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan) leaves the mound after six innings of (one-run) ball.

The House of The Rising Sun - Libby Holman

Worth a listen; Libby can wail it out.

Further In California's
Financial Affairs

Dick and Sharon's LA Progressive
Noted earlier that WE'RE NUMBER SIX!! Now The Washington Post digs deeply to discover how it's done:
In 2012, voters in California approved a measure to raise taxes on millionaires, bringing their top state income tax rate to 13.3 percent, the highest in the nation. Conservative economists predicted calamity, or at least a big slowdown in growth. Also that year, the governor of Kansas signed a series of changes to the state's tax code, including reducing income and sales tax rates. Conservative economists predicted a boom.

Neither of those predictions came true. Not right away -- California grew just fine in the year the tax hikes took effect -- and especially not in the medium term, as new economic data showed this week.

Now, correlation does not, as they say, equal causation, and two examples are but a small sample. But the divergent experiences of California and Kansas run counter to a popular view, particularly among conservative economists, that tax cuts tend to supercharge growth and tax increases chill it.
Once again we see that one side (the left) is correct & one side (the right) is wrong. Man bites dog. And delusional conservative economists can bite my ass!

Should you like to hear our state song, to which I & millions of others have been subjected, esp. during baseball games (Indeed, it just ran on the Dodger game as I was searching YouTube for it!) for the last four yrs., now is your chance to suffer as well.

The "M." Is For Misery

Americans:
No imagination.
Noted, it's whichever Sun. in June becomes Father's Day.

This reporter was abandoned by his father at the age of 15 (me, not him) when he, driving drunk enough to cheat me of U.S.$1,000.00 (big money at the time) in insurance profitsmoney tried to pass someone on a curve near Yakima & encountered a vehicle headed in the opposite direction. While returning to Washington from his mother's funeral in Texas.

Christ, what an asshole.

(Not that "Mom's" side of the family is blameless.)

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Police Terror Situation, Oaktown

Great Gobs of Goo:
James Queally / Los Angeles Times:
Oakland loses third police chief in nine days, will operate under civilian control  —  Acting Oakland Police Chief Paul Figueroa, talking to reporters earlier in the week, has left the post.  His departure marks the third time in eight days the city has seen its top police official depart.
Srsly, whatcha gonna do?

Trump World President 2016

Japanese Donald Trump Commercialトランプ2016

[Via a commenter somewhere at LG&M; can't be bothered now.]

Again W/ The Hats: "White, Red, Camo, Black, All Of These Hats"

Listen, read & weep. (Or grab a gun. Or not, jes' sayin', y'know.)Astoundingly narcissistic fantasy mashed up w/ off-the-cuff/top-of-his-head boiler-plate for the bitter clingers,
from an (the?) all-time bullshitter.
"I really mean it." "I really, really believe." Clap hard enough & we'll have a 70-yr. old Peter Pan presidentin'.

Never Forget, Never Again

Nice picture, innit?
Weapons and Nazi paraphernalia were among the items seized from the Mount Sinai, N.Y.,
home of Edward and Sean Perkowski on Thursday.
Suffolk County Police Department
[The NYT]

Anti-Anglo-American Bandstand

There's no business like ...
Cher, Tina Turner & Kate Smith "Beatles Medley"