Monday, July 9, 2007

Hypocrisy Update

Another (Republican, there's a surprise) politician caught in scandal.

A. M. Suckfest (MSNBC, Pt. II)

GOP Playing card from Internet Weekly Report. Just Another Blog™ is a "night owl." It often finds itself awake @ 0300 PT when Imus's replacement on MSNBC, "Morning Joe," comes on.

What a suckfest. Funny? No. Interesting? No. Any reason for its continued existence? Not that we can think of. Just inane babble, from Joe Scarborough & whatever lame-asses have been tricked into appearing. If Just Another Blog™ hears Scarborough mention his fucking "Redneck Riviera" once more, it will hitchhike, walk or otherwise get itself to the home of MSNBC, Secaucus, NJ, and beat Scarborough into pulp. Really. Just STFU, Joe.
A clue for programmers everywhere: Boredom is not appealing. Nothing is worse than dullness. With Imus and his usual gang of idiots, at least there was something interesting going on, even if it was often juvenile & offensive. (Hell, juvenile & offensive is Just Another Blog™'s raison d'être.)
And let's have a moment of sympathy for Mika Brzezinski, "Morning Joe's" news reader, who seldom performs that function, as Joe & regular John Ridley are too in love w/ the sound of their own voices to let anything factual or informational get past them. It's a morning show on an alleged news channel, why is there so little news & so much pointless drivel? Partly because Ms. Brzezinski, an intelligent, reasonable person, is essentially there to wince & groan at the idiocies Mr. Scarborough & his pals spew forth. You know, "balance." Except she's not allowed to do much besides roll her eyes. Were she to respond in complete sentences & w/ factual refutation, her news reader impartiality might be compromised, although most of the crap Scarborough says is not truly refutable, just snide attitudinal crap. If MSNBC ever wises up, Ms. B. would probably be an excellent anchor for the time slot. "Mika in the Morning," anyone? (Dan Abrams, are you reading this?)

Well, maybe someone else will die in Joe's office & he'll be forced to resign from "Morning Joe," "to spend more time w/ his two young sons."

Good News From The World Of "News" (MSNBC, Pt. I)

Obnoxious twit, bow-tie wearing twerp (he finally realized he was no longer living in the 19th century & gave up that little bit of affectation last year) college dropout & privileged four-named puke Tucker Swanson* McNear Carlson (see what "Paris Hilton" thinks of him here) has lost one of the hours MSNBC (Mighty Sorry, No Body Cares) was giving him. Now he'll only be polluting America's airwaves for an hour a day. Tucker's ratings must've really sucked for MSNBC to cancel a repeat hour of "Tucker" & replace it w/ an hour of live programming.
*Swanson as in the Swanson Frozen Foods fortune. NNDB.com states the actual heiress is his step-mother; think he got the "Swanson" tacked on after his father married money? (Keep the estate tax high!!)
P. S. : Note that his MSNBC website (as of 1535 PDT) still shows "Tucker" as being on twice daily. What an organization.

WARNING!!! American Hell!!

A McMansion under construction burns in Frisco, TX.
Looks as if there won't be anywhere in This Great Nation of Ours™ (48 contiguous states division) that will be less than 80°F today (exceptions: Maine/parts of Vermont, parts of N. Dakota/Montana). In 20 or 30 yrs. Just Another Blog™ will have the sweet, blessed relief of death, and all of you stupid ignorant fucks will be stewing in your own wastes (except those of you who will actually be on fire!!!) Ha ha ha. (Hope it doesn't take 20-30 yrs. Next week would be nice.)

Fuck Every One Of Them: Nixon, Ford, Reagan, & Both The Bush Boys!! (Not Much Sympathy For Carter & Clinton, Either, But...)

From the front page of the local fishwrapper, cage-liner, etc.; a good idea of what absolute shits Richard Milhous Nixon & his admirers were/are:
Venturing into that room, visitors learned that Watergate, which provoked a constitutional crisis and became an enduring byword for abuses of executive power, was really a "coup" engineered by Nixon enemies. The exhibit accused Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein — without evidence — of "offering bribes" to further their famous coverage.

There's more:

"Everybody who visited it, who knew the first thing about history, thought it was a joke," one Nixon scholar, David Greenberg, said of the Watergate gallery. "You didn't know whether to laugh or cry."

Here's a surprise: One of Tricky Dick Nixon's biggest fans is this pathetic fuck:

Yet from the start, the library had trouble being taken seriously. Its first director, Hugh Hewitt, announced that researchers deemed unfriendly would be banned from the archives, singling out the Washington Post's Bob Woodward as a candidate for exclusion. Scholars cried foul; Hewitt revoked the plan.

What a fucking joke Mr. Hewitt is. Yet not funny in the least.

In 1974, Congress mandated that his White House materials be kept in the Washington area, amid fears that Watergate-related documents would be destroyed.

Yes, it was believed that the Nix's pals would destroy history to cover his pathetic pseudo-Quaker ass.

Instead, coward Gerald R. Ford pardoned Nixon, setting the precedent that no matter what crimes a president (or vice-president) commits against the constitution or the American people (& people from many other nations as well) the only impeachable offenses are personal/sexual offenses. And fuckhead Ford provided employment to such parasitic scum as current vice-president (non-executive branch) Richard Cheney and torture queen Donald Rumsfeld, who, after somehow becoming corporate muckety-mucks when their party was out of power, returned to Washington to continue screwing America when the second Bush was selected by the Supreme Court to be Shitheel-in-Chief. Not to mention the senile suckwad Reagan, who permitted Iran-Contra and other criminal activities, then he &/or the first Bush pardoned many of those involved, freeing them to participate in the current regime's attempts to undermine the constitution. Remember Nixon's line: "If the president does it, it's not illegal." Wrong, wrong, wrong. If we can't impeach these deeply, seriously disturbed psychological basket-cases, Just Another Blog™ can only hope they will be tried as the vicious, violent criminals that they are once they've left office. (As a deeply, seriously disturbed blog, Just Another Blog™ can perhaps entertain the concept that these people need only to be committed to a mental institution for the remainder of their natural lives, to prevent further harm to themselves or others. Though Just Another Blog™ suspects the Bush & Cheney children are beyond any help anyway, & we're not too sure about the nation's psychological health either.)

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Noblesse Oblige

von Bismarck on left, Uri Geller on right, from Geller's website. (Check it out! Mr. Geller has had his picture taken w/ every other C-list personality in the world, and posted 'em all. Mentalist, Just Another Blog's™ ass!) One of the aristocracy has at last done the right thing:

Count Gottfried von Bismarck, whose life of privileged excess as a descendant of Germany's "Iron Chancellor" was clouded by two deaths at or after his parties, has died in London. He was 44.

[...]

Dr. Paul Knapman, presiding over an inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court, said one room of the apartment contained a "bizarre" assortment of items, including a large rubber tarpaulin on the floor, towels, lubricants, bottles of vodka and buckets of sex toys.

Danke, Gottie! And good riddance, parasite! Here's an alleged parody. Doesn't seem that parodic.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Late Breaking News

It has come to Just Another Blog's™ attention that Ringo is sixty-seven today. Man! Richard Starkey. Sixty. Seven.

New!! Improved!! THREE Sevens Clash!!

Newer, looser version above. Older below. Culture. Live. Twice. (May be four Sevens clashing.) Nothing huge has exploded yet. No attacks on Live Earth events. Not one attack out of seven possible venues? Hmmpff.

HEADLINE UPDATE

"SCOOTER'S SENTENCE COMMUTED; GOD TURNS UP NATION'S THERMOSTAT"
-- Bradleyville Gazette, Bradleyville, IN

"DEATH VALLEY TEMP HITS 124 IN WAKE OF LIBBY LIBERATION"
-- Hellmouth Times-Picayune, Hellmouth, CA

"IT'S HOT AS FUCK IN HERE AND THAT PRICK LIBBY GOT OFF!! WTF?" -- L. A. Shitheel (Undisclosed Location)

Electricity (Don Van Vliet, Pt. III)

Big Deal Bonus: From the same Santa Monica Beach appearance as "Sure Nuff'n Yes I Do," already two items below. May be later than the date suggested down there. May not.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Multiple Media (Don Van Vliet, Pt. II)

(Well looky here. Just Another Blog™ had to do most of the work, but we have a YouTube link/imbedded item that still displays the imbed, even after the usual persnickety editing & what not.) The previous & following numbers may be the first official Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band video-type thingy, probably in support of Safe As Milk, their first Long Play. And this one is their last, done in 1982 for the last album, Ice Cream For Crow. (Note how the Captain is pimping his canvases throughout this self-directed video, already sensing the imminent demise of the pre-recorded music distribution industry as early in the march to digitization as 1982.)

Fri-Nite Exhaustion (Don Van Vliet, Pt. I)

For those of you too advanced in age to get out of the house* or run-down apartment of a Friday night, here they are, Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band! (No idea how we managed to put this one up there, but it beats the usual none from the Blogger™/YouTube™ interface.) The song is "Sure Nuff'n Yes I Do," from around 1966 or '67.
*Who's kidding whom? No one reading Just Another Blog™ would be so grotesquely square as to own property.

Is That A Cat?

The Naked Lunch (Breakfast, Actually)

Back up photo (of a different kind of mammal) in case Princess Lillie didn't come out from under the sofa in time for her close-up.

Holy Bat-Birthday, Bat-Shit Crazy Man!!

Today marks the 62nd anniversary of the birth of Burt Ward, who portrayed Robin, The Boy Wonder, on the 1960s camp-fest Batman. Photo right: Adam West (left, who shares a birthday w/ Just Another Blog™ & played Batman) and Burt Ward.
Also born today (in 1946): George "Gee Dub" Bush, who played hapless fighter jock Jeb "Wrong Way" Prescott in the early '70s service sitcom, One Weekend a Month, which would be totally forgotten today had the movie Top Gun not been based on it. Photo below: "Gee Dub" (left) poses in prop aircraft. Where is he now?
Also on today's list: 50 Cent (31) & the Dalai Lama (72).

Feeble Friday Shuffle

As if by magic:
  1. "Three Penney Opera" -- Aldo Rey & The Canadian Brass
  2. "Fried Hockey Blooie" -- Peter, Paul & Ignatz
  3. "Two Timin' Thelma" -- T. Tex Tabletop (Moby re-mix)
  4. "Beans and Rice Again" -- Ludwig von Spongebob
  5. "(You're Causing Me) Existential Agony" -- Bent Armadillo Hotplate
  6. "Identity Theft Blues" -- Beeswax & Gorgo String Quartet
  7. "Lists Are For Losers" -- Spuzette Junior Seven
  8. "Cry Me A River" -- The Little Animal People
  9. "Behind The Bleachers" -- Norman Mailer's Feet
  10. "Post Office Blues" -- Surgical Tray
  11. EXTRA: "Untitled (C Minor)" -- Skillet & LeRoy
Cha cha cha!!

Let's Have A War (A Never Ending Series)

"What Is It With These People?" Dep't.: A Republican woman stands up for her country. (And then leaves, like Rudy Giuliani & the Iraq Study Group.)
From Robert Farley @ Lawyers, Gun$ & Money.
Further fear o' China @ The Sub Report BLOG.
Remember the spy plane incident of April 2001? We may have come closer than we thought.
U. S. Navy Lockheed EP-3E Aries II on a Chicom rock. Photo: Nova. (Enlargeable.)

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Please, Righteous War-God Of The Ancient Hebrews, Bless America

After spending Independence Day @ a friend's house, consuming American meat & New World potatoes, while admiring the efforts of the neighbors to re-create World Wars I & II right out there on the street, Just Another Blog™ has decided that Americanism is the way to go. A new, patriotic banner honoring our nation & its monuments to greatness seems like a good start, doesn't it? Perhaps an inspirational slogan? Then we'll rig this mess so it starts playing "G-d Bless America" as soon as it opens. And you can't stop it!!

How The Mean Libruls Scared Little Scooter Until Freddy The Fat Fink Saved His Bacon


No, no, he's no "Washington insider." Just a rat. A snitch.
"Why ol' Fred's hones' as the day is long. He's jes' la'k you'n'me, driving that ol' red pick-up aroun', chawin' 'n spittin'. He don't even know people like that "Scooter" feller, who ever he is."
Sweet Blood of Cheese-wiz™, this is the "power elite" in this nation? These pathetic liars & hypocrites have been, or think they deserve to be, chosen to lead & defend our country? Have we no one better to offer? Indeed, if we can't find Americans able to do these jobs, Just Another Blog™ may need to re-think its position on job outsourcing. India's at least as democratic as the U. S. of A., and there's a larger population base to draw from.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Of course Just Another Blog™ is kidding.If you don't maim or kill anyone, at least start a fire.

The East Is Red

Much chatter on the local "news" about red flag warnings. The Red Flag of Revolution? (Oil, courtesy vonspan.)
Or the more mundane but equally important Red Flag of "Hokey Smokes!! There's never been less rain in the Southland in 120+ yrs. of recorded weather history and if the terrorists or the revolutionaries don't get us it's all going up in smoke anyway!!!"?

Righteous Anger Management



Ru-
mour has it Brit ex-pat Andrew Sullivan had to be physically restrained from personally going after President Bush yesterday. All day yesterday.

Even if you've already had about enough of the Plame-Libby spy scandal (And really, what can you say? What else could you have expected?) you may find a new angle on or aspect of the whole mess, & it's always fun to read someone truly, righteously, pissed & raging.
Images from two Keyboard Kommandos w/ whom you don't want to mess.

What If G-d Was One Of Those Insufferable...

Click to enlarge. ("You said 'enlarge.' Heh heh.")
Follow the links:
Comments @ Sadly, No!, to Edgewise, to The Comics Curmudgeon (since Just Another Blog™ couldn't locate an actual link @ Edgewise, but knew there'd be one @ The Curmudgeon). All that just to provide last Sunday's Family Circus. This means, among other things, that the L. A. Times either no longer runs The Family Circus on Sundays, or that Just Another Blog™ completely glossed over this'n merely three days ago. Expect a report next Sunday.
Oh, in re: The Family Circus: Is G-d a large anti-gravitic cotton ball who recites the pledge over a Radio Shack© P. A. system? And on a higher level: WTF? Maybe G-d will inscribe the Pledge of Allegiance on a burrito-sized tortilla next Sunday & Billy will sell it on e-bay.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Born On The Third Of July

Action Don, R. I. P. (No photo available.) You had to have been there, and Don certainly was. P. S. He had nothing whatsoever to do w/ the Windows Vista© pimp you would find if you, say, knew Action Don's legal name & were to Google it.

Fuirther Into The Canyon

Photo: Steve Canyon On DVD. No wonder Just Another Blog™ enjoys Milt Caniff:
Jules Feiffer wrote: "Before Caniff introduced the Dragon Lady to Pat Ryan, before Burma and Raven Sherman and Normandie Drake fell for our hero, there was not a hint of sex to be found in the American newspaper strip. Caniff changed all that."
Thank you, Milton. Someone had to do it.

Ladies Of The Canyons Of My Mind

The late, great Duke not the only American deadly celebrating a centenary this year. Milt Caniff, who created Terry and the Pirates, hit 100 on 28 February. His daily strip, Steve Canyon, which turned 60 six months ago, was syndicated from 1947 'til Caniff's death in 1988.
Points of this being: Steve Canyon is now available on your devilbox. Just Another Blog™ is feeling its age. And typing this felt oddly like writing a third-grade book report.

Open Wide And Say: "Aaah."

The Doctors of Jihad may just have been woodshedding w/ some cadavers. They'll wait until they're here (What was that? Fight 'em there, so they don't come...) before taking on any live patients.

Wednesday Weaponry (On Tuesday; No Work Wednesday!)


@Defense Tech: people having fun w/ firearms.

From Defense News, how to protect your gated enclave from the underclass.

Back to Defense Tech: the end of the F-14.

And, sooner than you think, the Big "E."

Medical Emergency

The count of vicious, bumbling, jihadi DOCTORS is seven, as of this article. Holy Crap, now we have to worry about DOCTORS as well? (Not that Just Another Blog™ has ever trusted a croaker.)

Most frightening part of the Telegraph story:
"Dr Asha and his wife were stopped by police on the M6 in Cheshire on Saturday in an operation involving up to 15 unmarked police cars. An alert had been put out on his vehicle and it was clocked by Automatic Numberplate
Recognition cameras
as it headed north.

(Emphasis added.)

And the drums beat for war w/ Iran.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Free At Last!! Free At Last!! Thank Gawd Almighty, Mr. Scooter's Free At Last!!!

As the frat-boy fuck-up of Crawford gets the S. S. Privilege stuck on a mudbar down east, just after entertaining one-time KGB apparatchik Vlad Putin, the White House announces (don't you just love that, a talking building?) a commutation for I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, w/in hours of the Appeals Court determination that, as Mr. Libby's appeal just wasn't terribly likely to go anywhere, "Scooter" should take his medicine like a big boy & show up for jail before Sep't. The former Butcher-in-Chief of The Great State of Texas, who couldn't be bothered to commute any of the 150+ death sentences that came before him, decided that two and a half yrs. was much too great a sentence for the ever loyal, if forgetful, Mr. Libby, and after all, Mrs. Scooter & the offspring (Biff & Muffy?) were just devastated by the whole thing. Can anyone think of any other situations involving devastated families, offspring, relatives, friends, etc., that the president might be able to do something about with the stroke of a pen?

Ripped From The Pages Of The People's Daily Online!!

Castro & K. Remember Comrade Nikita S.? "We Will Bury You!" And pounding his shoe on the desk @ the UN? Classic.
Fidel's back! Who knows for how long? And a story that may not be widely covered in the U. S.
And this: A Chinese general's bio. He's big in the party too.
Two stories about the brand spankin' new PLA uniforms, but no pictures. WTF?

Really? When, You Say?


Even a big-name, high-dollar pro wrassler has to murder his wife & child to reach the rarefied information-acquisition zones Just Another Blog™ frequents. It came as quite a shock, then, to find that a good portion of those who played the characters who provided so much amusement during the '80s, when wrasslin' caught its second wind, are, as of this typing, dead! Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, shown above w/ Rick Rude, is still living!


Mr. Perfect









Big Boss Man



Sunday, July 1, 2007

Threat Level Raised! Quiver Before Me, Mortals!!



Due to various contingencies, the level is up!!

Love It Or Shove It! Pre-Independence Day Item

Another "cut & run" commie flees This Great Nation of Ours™. Hope C. R. isn't completely overflowing w/ yanquis by the time he gets there.
And more from the "far"-left. This time a long list of the legalities that may just allow you, & you, over there, & even you down in front there, to be disappeared for life. If you're still alive.

Stupid, Stupid, Stupid

Just Another Blog™ takes a back seat to no one in its continuous condemnation of This Great Nation of Ours™, as much for the bestial stupidity of its inhabitants as for their willful ignorance. The Chicago Sun-Times provides some culturally illuminating fictional & actual exemplars.

Today Is The First Day Of The Last Half Of The Year

Other possible developments in the new half-yr.: Richard Bruce Cheney...well, it's starting to look as if anything could happen (breath held, fingers crossed...).

Saturday, June 30, 2007

I Wish It Were Winter Now

The Moscow Times (who knew?) finds the world slouching to Armageddon. Please hurry. Just Another Blog™ can't hold its breath forever. Continuing in the military vein, another twenty-years-in-the-making aircraft.

Nation Of Sheep, Nation Of Sheep/The President's On TV And He's Putting You To Sleep

Image:tvparty.comEventually, Just Another Blog™ will digitize some of its "archive material" (mostly obsolete, unsuccessful aesthetic product) & make it available via the small screen & tinny speakers through which America gets its infotainment these days. Some of it ties in w/ the following (just over three yrs. old) article, referred to by TNR as a result of Reagan's diaries being published. It seemed worth stealing.

REAGAN'S PUNK ROCK. Reagan Youth by Spencer Ackerman Only at TNR OnlinePost date: 06.14.04 [ Editor's Note: This article has been corrected. ] By the time Ronald Reagan was laid to rest this weekend in Simi Valley, it seemed as if every aspect of his character, his presidency, and his legacy had been unearthed and examined. Not without justification--even Reagan's detractors conceded the late president's iconic stature. His supporters deified him, making Reagan almost metaphysically identical to the very concept of human liberty, and proclaiming freedom to be Reagan's greatest bequest. Yet some Reaganites seemed less than confident that their Reagan would be history's. Rush Limbaugh sought to interpret Reagan to the "millions of Americans under the age of 30 [who] have no concrete memory of Ronald Reagan's presidency," explaining in National Review that he "defines the utter beauty and blessing that is America and reminds us all of our destiny." But for a large portion of those under the age of 30, their portrait of Reagan emerged through another of Reagan's gifts to the country--one that went almost completely ignored throughout last week's memorials. They could tell Limbaugh that no accounting of Reagan's cultural legacy is complete without noting a simple truth: Ronald Reagan is responsible for some of the best punk rock ever recorded. While not as eloquent as Reagan's Brandenburg Gate address--Bad Religion perhaps best summarized the contemporaneous punk understanding of Reagan's America by declaring "Fuck Armageddon, this is hell"--the hardcore records of the early 1980s age a lot better than Knute Rockne, All American. As long as there are disaffected teenagers in America able to seek out (and, now, download) that era's music, Reaganites won't just have to battle liberal historians to convince young America that their vision of the Gipper is the right one. They'll have to go up against the Dead Kennedys. If Reagan embodied everything sunny and inspiring about the United States to his supporters, to the preternaturally angry punk rockers of the early '80s, he represented anomie, arbitrary authority, and an ignorance that was socially acceptable, even valued. At the dawn of the Reagan era, pioneering singer and guitarist Bob Mould was a student at St. Paul's Macalaster College. "I remember watching these kids getting up in the morning on my dorm floor, putting on a suit and tie and a briefcase, talking about this guy from California named Ronald Reagan and how he was going to be the next president," Mould told journalist Michael Azerrad. "And I'd be sitting there arguing with those fucks in speech class and poli sci and just hating that, thinking 'This is not acceptable behavior. This is not what we're supposed to be doing with our late teens.'" His response was to start the Minneapolis juggernaut Hüsker Dü, whose musical evolution away from the stifling formula of hardcore punk--blisteringly fast rhythms with the barest patina of melody, performed with all the precision of a prison tattoo--would lead to some of the greatest rock and roll of the decade. The same held for Joey Keithley, who didn't let his Canadian citizenship stand in the way of his Reagan-hatred. "I didn't like the rock 'n' roll I was hearing, and I didn't like Ronald Reagan," he recently recalled, explaining why he started hardcore legend D.O.A. and rechristened himself Joey Shithead. The punk assault on Reagan was relentless. A bunch of Queens high school students called themselves Reagan Youth. Their eponymous anthem took the parallel to its logical conclusion and seig-heiled the president during the chorus. Michigan's gloriously primitive Crucifucks saluted Reagan's would-be assassin in "Hinckley Had a Vision." The Berkeley-based punk rock bible Maximumrocknroll published anti-Reagan screeds in practically every issue. MRR also released what many consider to be the greatest hardcore compilation LP of all time, Welcome To 1984, whose cover featured a mohawked punk defacing a stylized poster of Reagan. The 1983 Rock Against Reagan tour united some of the most potent hardcore bands of the time, including D.R.I. and M.D.C., in a common purpose, and in July of that year they unleashed their vitriol on the National Mall. But no band inveighed against the president with the intensity of the Rock Against Reagan tour's headliners: San Francisco's Dead Kennedys. The DK's first record, Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables, was an eclectic and sardonic take on late '70s California. Reagan drained practically all the subtlety out of the band. In 1981, they released their greatest post-Fresh Fruit offering, the raw and furious EP In God We Trust Inc. The sleeve featured a gold Jesus crucified on a cross of dollar bills. On "Moral Majority," singer Jello Biafra got to the point: "Blow it out your ass, Ronald Reagan." That was nothing compared to "We've Got a Bigger Problem Now," a reworking of Fresh Fruit's classic "California Uber Alles," which skewered the "suede-denim secret police" led by Governor Moonbeam, Jerry Brown. The new version unloaded on "Emperor Ronald Reagan/Born again with fascist cravings" as it built from a low-key lounge groove to a scorched-earth crescendo. In case anyone missed the point, the band took the stage at a show nearby the 1984 Democratic National Convention in Klan hoods, which they removed to reveal rubber Reagan masks. Of course, not every punk rocker used Reagan as a foil. The very existence of any form of human civilization was sufficient to raise the Nietzschean ire of L.A.'s Black Flag, the greatest of all American hardcore bands. Others, deploring the de rigeur anti-Reagan politics of the punk scene, embraced the president. Beloved New York hardcore band Murphy's Law enthused, "Ronnie Reagan, he's our man/If he can't do it, no one can!" The singer of Chicago's Effigies, John Kezdy, ended up a prosecutor and member of the conservative Federalist Society. (He explained, "There is nothing punk rock about voting for a party that wants to put more government in your life.") Still, without Reagan to use as shorthand for everything undesirable about America, punk's intensity lost a certain focus. As punk rock lurched through the Clinton years, California's NOFX released a 1996 EP of retro hardcore, justifying the project by warbling, "Guess what, nostalgia sucks/But I miss the days of Reagan punk." The band's front man, Fat Mike, is actively trying to bring those days back. In April, he released the Rock Against Bush compilation, which brought together 26 contemporary punk bands to rail against Reagan's self-proclaimed ideological successor. He wasn't the only one. Tobi Vail, who drummed for groundbreaking punk band Bikini Kill, wrote a widely circulated essay celebrating the Rock Against Reagan phenomenon before declaring, "[T]he time is ripe for Bands Against Bush." Last October, "Bands Against Bush" concerts were held in San Francisco, New York, Seattle, and other cities. This time, however, the bands involved are hardly the obscure denizens of marginal record labels. Rock Against Bush features multi-platinum acts like Sum 41 and the Offspring. But the project also acknowledges the debt it owes to Reagan-era punk rock: included is a new track, "That's Progress," by Jello Biafra and D.O.A. Their presence on the compilation is a tacit nod to the inadvertent and surely undesired punk-rock legacy of Ronald Reagan. All that's left is for the Reagan Library to reserve wall space for the In God We Trust Inc. cover art. Correction: The quote taken from former Effigies singer John Kezdy--not Kazdy, as the article misreported--"There is nothing punk rock about voting for a party that wants to put more government in your life," should have credited the source from where it originally appeared: an article entitled, "Punk Rock the Vote" by reporter Steve Miller in the March 3 edition of The Washington Times. The author sincerely apologizes for the omission. Spencer Ackerman, a former associate editor of The New Republic, is a senior correspondent for The American Prospect. ©2004 The New Republic

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Friday, June 29, 2007

Friday Mucus MembraneMusic Mumble

Just Another Blog™ is pretty damn sure sure this is © by some corporate entity, but we liberated it from a Spanish typing website, which had no obvious credit, so we'll just lay it off on them.
The idiots who listen to their "music" via mp3s through teeny tiny earbuds from their ipods like to put a random "shuffle" of ten items on their "web logs" each Friday, basically because they are pathetic consumerist sheep who want all culture predigested so they don't have to smell it or chew it before it goes down, and, we guess, because in the world of wage-slavery "Friday" means massa has let them have a whole two days in a row away from the cotton fields, so thay can drink enough to have a serious hangover the next morning or early afternoon, in an ultimately futile attempt to forget they are chattel. In a sheepish attempt to be like all the other bloggers, here are ten tunes chosen @ random from the piles of vinyl lying all over the floor here @ the House of Bouffant:

  • "Clams Are Groovy" - Beachcomber Bob

  • "Bombs Away" - London Terror Plot

  • "Love Me, Love My Enema Bag" - English Frank (R. I. P.)

  • "What's Your Fucking Problem, Asshole?" - D. Donny Douchebag

  • "Concentration Camp Victim" - Hogan's Heroes

  • "You Suck, I Hate You, Please Die" - Apartment House & The Salesmen

  • "What's A Girl Like You Doing In A Place Like This?" - Fester Plank

  • "Why?" - The Phone Books

  • "Donkey Scrotum & Saran Wrap" - The Fugs

  • "Anal Action" - Scum & The Bags

  • Bonus Track: "Showbiz Lice" - Nation Of Sheep

Now there's some motherfucking music!!!

Obligatory Weekly Item

Princess Lillie, mellowed considerably since the death of her previous parental unit, attempts to absorb knowledge from a pile of newspapers. (Or maybe she's trying to absorb electricity & telephone calls from the wiring.)
It's Friday. It's a blog. It's a representation of a feline. How clever, original & unheard of.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

National Review, Revisited (& Updated Continually W/ More LInks)

Although the operating word in Vanity Fair is "vanity," James Wolcott cranks out some good stuff, taking on the National Review Cruise to Fear of The Other, & National Review in general. And the all time winners at deconstructing neo-fascism, Sadly, No! have weighed in as well. (W/ photos!) And CROOKED TIMBER, w/ the activities list for the cruise. You may make your reservations for the next Hate Boat right here. Oh, now NRO responds, indicating you need a TNR subscription to read the article. (Which you don't. Ninny.) NR bemoans the "selective" nature of the TNR article. How right they are. Just Another Blog™ doesn't think nearly enough attention has been paid to the fact that Hitler really, really loved his dogs.

Race to the Bottom

You may remember Just Another Blog™ listed all the "legitimate" (more or less) presidential candidates' websites last week. Naturally, someone (could've been anyone) has done us one better. A listing of virtually all the declared candidates' websites. You of course know where to go: the minor ones from the major party (The Democratic Republic of Corporate Interests & Values) and the independents. Randy Andy of The Daily Dish lead us to this via Mental Floss.

(There is just too much good stuff to read. Just Another Blog™ just can't stand it!)

Slow Boat To Nowhere


The New Republic (neither the magazine nor this republic are that new any more, maybe we should be calling it The Middle-Aged Republic) insinuated its way into one of Just Another Blog's™ in-boxes, but we still missed this story. Thanks to the Google™ News Feed (to the right) we were lead to this Atlantic blog, which lead us to the full story. Alternate titles: Fear & Loathing On The High Seas; If Only Al-Qaeda Had A Submarine & Some Torpedos.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Headlines, Miscellany & Just Plain Idiocy.

Tonight on Larry Thing on CNN: Ringo, Paul, Yoko & Olivia......Why is the rhythm section still alive, but the git-pickers aren't? W/ The Who, the rhythm section is dead & the front-people can't be stopped...Here's a fookin' supergroup: Daltrey, Townshend, McCartney, Starr...Well, a super old group...World champeen face stuffer/swallower Kobayashi has arthritis of the jaw...Darth Cheney out, Fred Thompson in as veep?...Irony Dep't.: Birthplace of Nazidom bans Scientology cult member Tom Cruise from filming on military bases (Go Krauts!)...Supreme Court: Vast Impersonal Corporate Entities YES, Ordinary Human Beings Who've Been Royally Fucked By Said Corporations NO...Reasons to continue existence in this horrible world: Getting fewer by the moment...Check back for updates...Fug, it's 84°F in here, w/ the fan on medium...(& Just Another Blog™ in its underwear)...sorry for the image...but it's the truth!...Crooks & Liars has all the poop on that sexy Ann Coulter
& her most recent public offenses against decency & common sense...Hard-ball was an exterior shoot today, apparently to allow a claque of Hitler JugendYoung Americans for Freedom to be there screeching their approval of Mme. DeFarge..We all know about her Adam's apple, but aren't those breasts awfully large for someone w/ such a lanky, lithe, figure?...(uh-oh, getting into Althouse territory here)...(on the left [ha ha] or above, or somewhere, depending on Blogger™, is a picture of Ms. Coulter before she so sadly developed anorexia...)

Further Tragedy From the World O' Wrasslin'

Les Benoit in happier days.

The Canadian Crippler appears to have murdered his wife (known professionally as "Woman") & their seven yr. old son over the wknd., then hung himself from a weight machine.
Just Another Blog® used to enjoy wrasslin' (and life itself) in the '80s, but it started to suck more & more, like everything else. And this really sucks. Note bible references. Guess if you leave a bible next to your family/victims, that makes it OK. (All the links you could ever want, and some more besides.)

Mothers, Hide Your Sons (& Chihuahuas)


Released around midnight. Pedestrians (& air polluting car owners/drivers) beware!
Two posts for Tuesday. More than enough.

"Film" Is What Forms On A Stagnant Pond


Limebag commie fishwrapper The Guardian has a list of "1,000 films to see before you die," or something. More opportunities than the recent re-do of the AFI "100 Best" or whatever for people to complain about. Didn't go through the whole thing, but looked like a lot of "shite," as the Scots say. (Why do they say that?) Just Another Blog® hasn't left the apartment to see a film in a theatre for quite some time now. (Well, it did take its recently deceased mother to see Out of Africa for her last still-alive birthday in October, 2006, but that wasn't really voluntary.) Why should it? It has the attention span of Ann Althouse, the intarwebz to amuse itself, and just in case no one else has noticed, there have been no films or movies made worth seeing since about 1985, & very little telvision worth it, either. Oddly enough, the same goes for music. Coincidence? Or conspiracy?

Monday, June 25, 2007

Obligatory Daily Item

To hell w/ it. Just Another Blog® is on summer vacation, or at least a day or ten of rest. If you've truly naught else to do, click here for a mess of crap which may have a few interesting links, etc.
P. S. Is Paris out yet? All America (if not the entire world) holds its collective breath. (Hold it 'till you turn blue, mofos!!)

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Hatin' On Google™, & B. S.

Just Another Blog™ understands that its new best friend Göögle, in its continued world-wide effort to provide better everything for everybody, whether it works or not, and whether or not every (or any) body wants it, completely re-did Blogger™ not too long ago, causing aggravation & more among the populace:
Classic buttermilk sky w/ Canterbury Cathedral bycloudman.com.
"I'm going to need a minute, because the dog turds at Google screwed me over again. New password, new email, new bla bla, waste of time, accept new terms of crap, more wasted time, why doesn't somebody just collect every Google employee and use them in nerve gas experiments?"
The part at the end is quite nice. Every single one of them, w/ no exceptions.
But this isn't about righteous disgust w/ the Gûglers. That's nothing new, & at this point all invective directed at Google is doubtless like water off the duck's proverbial back. The lovely quote above comes from a self-professed "angry loner (not violent)" in Manhattan (the island, not Manhattan Beach, you local doofuses) who bills herself as Buttermilk Sky, although there's no B. S. involved. This dame can write! Not an obsessive layabout like Just Another Blog™ & its thrice daily posting, her entire bloggic oeuvre can be read in an hour or so, (as we just did, leading to this item) so why don't you? You may be glad you did, and it's not as if there's anything else to do, is there?

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Local "Slasher" Action

Just Another Blog (From L. A.)™ has decided to add even more crap to the already unspeakably busy & garish mess it's running here: a local blog roll. We call it "Friends, Acquaintances, Neighbors." (Look to the right, cretins.) Only one actual friend on it, as Just Another Blog™ is bitterly anti-social, & just one acquaintance, but they're all neighbors. Locals Only!! While looking through others' blogrolls for local stuff we came across this neat bit of information. Having lived w/in the very area mapped for approx. half the 30+ yrs. we've been in this benighted hell-hole, we were aware of the "slash" from actual street level, not from satellite reconnaissance. (Though we have GoogleEarthed it.) And now we know we aren't the only ones to have noticed.

Exciting Summer Add-ons!!! New & Improved!! Hubba Hubba!!

Please note our new, exciting additions, just for summer! Now you can watch television & receive news updates right here @ Just Another Blog (from L. A.)™. You might as well make Just Another Blog™ your home page now, 'cause you'll never have to leave it again except for Chee-to™ runs. Watch moving pictures on a tiny 2" x 2" screen! Get the news from the same mainstream sources you went to the internets to avoid! See how long your browser will resist the urge to crash!! All this & more is yours, all summer long, and it's free, free, FREE!!!

Boys & Toys

Now we have a better idea of what a Mittens administration would be like. Except his flunkies will have the full power of the gummint behind them. Not the laws of the gummint, just the power. To use & abuse as they wish.
The bully/wanna-be in question is 29. Why isn't he on a police force somewhere, stopping crime? If he's so big on pulling people over & interrogating them, Just Another Blog™ understands a group known as the U. S. Army is looking for people to do that sort of thing in Iraq. Get your ass over there, chump!