Tuesday, August 7, 2007
For one thing, they help shape the candidates’ worldviews (particularly among the Republicans’ top tier, made up of men who lack ideas and principles of their own).(Meow!)
It's unclear from Times files whether Pandora's Box or other clubs had been closed by the time the protests began. But young rock fans interpreted efforts to enforce curfew and loitering laws as an infringement on their civil rights.Sadly, there are several photos in the print edition that are not available in the web version. Also sad that the "Times files" aren't clear as to whether the clubs were closed prior to all the fun. But that's the newspaper game. And the Times of the '60s was far from the alleged bastion of "liberal bias" that retarded righties claim it to be today.
Monday, August 6, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Such divinely inspired whispering may not be enough to dramatically alter the landscape. But these guys are short on options. And at least the strategy makes for entertaining politics, as the rest of us sit back and watch the party of moral purity kneecap its own candidates in the name of God.As previously discussed here, in this very "web log."
From beyond the grave: "I'm more than my nipples, you stupid jerk!!"
Saturday, August 4, 2007
©2007 Joshua Fruhlinger
Friday, August 3, 2007
Unfortunately the Socialists are winning. They keep our county [sic] polarized and off balance by incrementally taking over our media and schools. They fight to maintain our self-destructive entitlement programs and encourage their expansion by herding in the Mexican invasion and keeping our schools poor. They develop anti-war movements all over the world, consciously siding with the enemy of the Free-Market West, encouraging appeasement and waiting for the aftermath of chaos. Once their puppets are firmly in positions of power and in control of the world’s strongest military they will execute a sinister plot to wipe out the one last evil religion: Islam.Huh? WTF? Read that last sentence again. The "Socialists" want to wipe out Islam? Just Another Blog™ doesn't know who Jeffers M. Dodge is, but we know what he is: an idiot. His explanation of climate change? Right here:
The Liberal concepts of Global Warming uses a false premise that declares that the debris of man is absolutely causing the spots on the sun, which in turn is creating the warming of the earth, while ignoring the fact the debris is a residue of fossil fuel that is firing the engines of human existence. What’s more, the Right is just now realizing that the dollars we spend on fossil fuel is funding the most destructive enemy on earth.Let's get this straight. The "debris of man" is causing sun spots, "in turn...creating the warming of the earth." At the same time "ignoring the fact the debris is a residue of fossil fuel that is firing the engines of human existence." Not greenhouse gases, no, "the debris of man" is somehow drifting 93 million miles to the sun, where it is causing sunspots which are "creating the warming of the earth." And he's "just now realizing that the dollars we spend on fossil fuel is [sic] funding the most destructive enemy on earth." With a bit taken off the top by middle-man Big Oil for campaign donations, outrageous profits & the like.
This transcends mere ignorance & stupidity. Here's a suggestion, before you type one more fucking word, you patriotic, family & faith fuckhead: Learn to write (you know, make your verbs & subjects agree, determine what should & shouldn't be capitalized, pick the correct words, not ones that sort of mean the same thing, etc.) then learn something/anything about science, or at least the posited reasons for climate change.
And one more paragraph from Mr. Dodge:
So in essence this is a battle between Socialism and Free Market Capitalism, the difference between a godless ideology and a system dependant on family, faith and patriotism.Oh yes indeedy, that ol' "Free Market Capitalism" is nothing but dependant on family (uses "family" to hold workers hostage, for fear they won't be able to feed, clothe, & shelter said family) faith (assures workers they'll get theirs in the next world, so shut up in this one) & patriotism (exemplified by multi-national corporations using off-shore tax dodges).
Just Another Blog™ assumes that, since Mr. Dodge's most recent post is dated 7 April '07, someone may have brought his deficiencies to his attention & he's taking a refresher course in English composition at a local middle school. (Might try a web design course while you're at it, Mr. Music Business Multimedia Maven.)
From the CSM:
"Folks, there is no such thing as what you call evolution. If there was, it would be in the Holy Bible or the Koran," added Oktar, dressed in an ivory-white raw silk suit and wearing gold cufflinks and a matching gold belt buckle with Arabic inscriptions on them.
Unlike fundamentalist Christian creationists, Oktar does not claim the earth was created only a few thousand years ago. Instead, he argues that fossils show that creatures from millions of years ago looked just like the creatures of today, thus disproving evolution.
In Turkey, Oktar and his books certainly appear to be having an impact. When Science magazine conducted a survey of 34 countries last August, Turkey had the second-lowest acceptance rate of the theory of evolution (the United States had the lowest).
"We are going to fall behind the modern countries in terms of development, economy, culture. Everything."
From The Scotsman:
Kevin Padian, an evolutionary biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, who, like colleagues there, found a copy in his mailbox, said people who had received copies were "just astounded at its size and production values and equally astonished at what a load of crap it is."How long until al-Qaeda is funding/organizing American abortion clinic bombings, attacks on biology dep'ts, etc.?
Here's another answer: The Right is composed of barely-literate authoritarians who will follow any stern figure, and are best communicated to orally, whereas Leftists are literate, capable of dissent, and not inclined to accept conventional wisdom broadcast to them. (Generally.)
Why do liberals thrive in the blogosphere but not on talk radio, where the right wing reigns? "It takes a lot of money" to start a broadcast, said DailyKos founder Markos Moulitsas Zuniga. "People like me were able to start the DailyKos with $50."
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Iran's Air Force Commander: Enenmy [sic] can't attackYeah, bring it on, cowardly American Pig Dogs!!
Posted: 02-08-2007 , 15:02 GMT
Enemy is by no means able to launch military attack against Iran, Air Force Commander Brigadier General pilot Ahmad Miqani said on Thursday. Addressing a ceremony to mark graduation of a number of officers in an air base, the commander highlighted Iran's military strength in the region.
"Relying on efforts made by its young experts, the Air Force of the Armed Forces has made remarkable achievements in various fields and this has resulted in promoting Iran's authority inside and outside the region," the commander was quoted as saying by IRNA.
As for the threats made against Iran by certain countries, the commander said, "Such threats have been always made against the country but the question is why they have never been carried out?," Miqani asked.
© 2007 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)
NB: Photo above from Al Bawaba, identified as "Iran Warplane." To this jaded observer, it looks like an F-4 Phantom II. (Specifically, one of the variants McDonnell-Douglas sold to the Shah, which makes it, at minimum, 30 yrs. old.)
[N]o one covers the day-to-day happenings on the floor of the House and Senate.Except C-SPANs 1 & 2. What truly happens on the floors of the Congress anyway? Isn't all the action in the committees & cloakrooms, if not on fabled "K" Street?But enough, let's get to the election predictions, fantasies, etc.
Oh, imagine. We're getting a little squishy right now. That U. N.! If 'n the Pope ain't runnin' it, tain't fer shit, eh Bob?
Now that Giuliani, Romney, and Thompson form the Republican top tier, Novak was reluctant to make a prediction--but he did say that if he was forced to bet, he'd bet on Thompson.
[W]hile some Republicans seem convinced that the party needs another electoral beating to come back stronger after 2008, "things don't always work that way." He expressed tremendous concern about the possible expansion of government under a second President Clinton, working with Democratic majorities in Congress.
And who would he like to see as president? He expressed a fondness for Ron Paul.
"Can you imagine what he'd do about the UN?"
Photo: Gerard Malanga, The Nova Convention, 1978.
William S. Burroughs, Jr., was sent to the boarding school for bad rich boys in Los Alamos, NM, that became the top secret installation where the atomic bomb was developed. He wrote some books, one of which, Naked Lunch, is in the hand of the guy on the right up there, along w/ a Winston. He developed the literary use of the "cut & paste" concept. He was not a very good shot. His son predeceased him. His first novel, Junkie, was published under a pseudonym. And various other one-line factoids. Just an excuse to run this photo, really. Two giants of culcha, both Americans, both dead as door nails.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
You can expect to see a lot of mice, rats, snakes (cobras), scorpions, ticks, sand fleas, and camel spiders in the camp and living quarters.
The camps or bases can be potentially dangerous. (example: random gun fire, rocket propelled grenades, mortar rounds and land mines)
If there is a Biological or Chemical attack and you are a casualty your body will be CREMATED and sent home.
Click & scroll on down to "Friday is Hawaiian shirt day."
Steampipes exploding, bridges collapsing, the nation's infrastructure is coming to resemble its political condition:
In March 2001, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issued a “Report Card for America's Infrastructure,” grading 12 infrastructure categories at a disappointing D+ overall, and estimating the need for a $1.3 trillion investment to bring conditions to acceptable levels. In September 2003, ASCE released a Progress Report that examined trends and assessed the progress and decline of the nation’s infrastructure. The Progress Report, prepared by a panel of 20 eminent civil engineers with expertise in a range of practice specialties, examined 12 major categories of infrastructure. The report concluded: “The condition of our nation's roads, bridges, drinking water systems and other public works have shown little improvement since they were graded an overall D+ in 2001, with some areas sliding toward failing grade.”*
[I]t would cause a worldwide economic collapse," Tancredo said of a nuclear attack on U.S soil. "If all of a sudden we are not a consuming engine of the world, the producing nations will collapse also. That is what they want, that is what they are looking for, to end Western civilization as we know it."
Waukee Republican Tom Miller, 57, said he thinks Tancredo is right to warn that the United States is in a "clash of civilizations" against radical Islam, China and illegal immigration.
Tom Tancredo is a lifelong conservative with nearly a decade of experience in the U.S. Congress. There he advanced his reputation as a solid pro-life, pro-gun, small government Republican, and emerged as the leader in the national struggle for true immigration reform.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
We recently had a two-star Marine general commanding in western Iraq begging for efficiency and renewables to untether him from fuel convoys, so he could carry out his more important missions. [...] The costs, risks, and distractions of fuel convoys and power supplies in theater have focused a great deal of senior military attention on the need for not dragging around this fat fuel-logistics tail -- therefore for making military equipment and operations several-fold more energy efficient. [...] Meanwhile, about a third of our army's wartime fuel use is for generator sets, and nearly all of that electricity is used to air-condition tents in the desert, known as "space cooling by cooling outer space."Yep, that would be America, trying to cool down all outdoors... From a tree-hugger outfit, via The Plank.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Tom S. in better days (w/ Cynthia Plastercaster, 1995).
(What a telling indictment of our species: The death of a talented, popular broadcaster brings to our minds only lurid, insignificant details of his life, and this is compounded by technology that allows us to broadcast these tawdry details in a sad effort to draw some attention to ourselves.)
"The new task force, sources have told me, mostly worries that if it were called upon to deliver 'prompt' global strikes against certain targets in Iran under some emergency circumstances, the president might have to be told that the only option is a nuclear one," Arkin said.
"But after long debate, the highest levels of the military could not forecast a way in which things would end favorably for the United States," the two experts wrote in Sunday's New York Times.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
"There are two different goals to show the blacks we are not scared and we will go anywhere they will go," said Justin Boyer, who lives in central Ohio
but would not give a specific location.
"The second goal is to show whites in the neighborhoods that they shouldn't be afraid of black crime."
"We have to understand that their purpose is to spew hate," Mr. Ashford said. "We don't want an incident like last time … that got completely out of control."
City leaders, learning Wednesday night of the group's intention, moved to prevent violence similar to the riot that erupted Oct. 15, 2005, when neo-Nazis tried to march in the vicinity of Woodward High School and Wilson Park.
Here in L. A., we know what a riot is (complete breakdown in police order, and much of the social order as well) and we don't think what you had was a real "riot."
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Paul Krassner: at it since the late '50s (Just Another Blog's™ barely been at anything since the late '50s) and, via Sucky Gôögle News Feed to the right, Krassner continues at it, on HuffPo.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Since his unceremonious departure from the House in 1998, Gingrich has become Newt Inc. -- one part provocateur, one part entrepreneur, who stirs debate in his party and in journalistic circles, gets Sunday talk show invites and draws audiences on the lecture circuit. A presidential flirtation helps Gingrich further raise his profile, push his ideas and sell his books.Wonder why? From ABC News/WaPo 18-21 July. 403 polled. Rudy Giuliani 34% John McCain 16% Fred Thompson 14% Mitt Romney 8% Newt Gingrich 7% Tommy Thompson 3% Mike Huckabee 2% Duncan Hunter 2% Ron Paul 2% Sam Brownback 2% Tom Tancredo 1% None of these (vol.) 5% Wouldn't vote (vol.) 1% Unsure 5% We didn't know how poorly Mittens is doing, but it warms our evil heart. We're none too happy about Rudy G. atop the pile though.
Four decades after John Lennon said the Beatles were 'bigger than Jesus,' the Living TV Paranormal Report 2002 suggests the supernatural has overtaken religion as a central belief in people's lives.
Forty-seven per cent of people in the UK say they believe in intelligent life on another planet, 57 per cent in ghosts, and 67 per cent in the power of psychics.
Only 36 per cent say they believe in the idea of a God.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
UPDATE: Much better angle on the X-48B! (27 July, early p. m.)
STOCK TIP: Alcoa/Reynolds Wrap expecting increase in sales as tin-foil headgear usage becomes more & more popular:
Total Running Time: Seven hrs. & change, minus a half-hr. "lunch."
Do tell Just Another Blog™ which you think is more important, mental health for the great American unwashed, or renewing your permission to drive around while getting fat, spewing smoke & financing Bin Laden & Wahhabi madrasas?
Remeber, every mile (or kilometer) you drive puts US$ in this dude's bank.
*Or whatever the fuck it's called in whichever toilet of a state or province (Hello, Canadian friends!) you live in.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
In better days. From WASHINGTON Life.
"Not the TSP?" responded Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y. "Come on. If you say it's about other, that implies not. Now say it or not."
"It was not," Gonzales answered. "It was about other intelligence activities."
A four-page memo from the national intelligence director's office shows that the White House briefing with the eight lawmakers on March 10, 2004, was about the terror
surveillance program, or TSP.
Perhaps the man known as "Fredo" will end up on the other side of this fence.
Image from Dudehisattva.
And in other news, it's 84ºF in here @ 1621!
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Just Another Blog™ has no reaction whatsoever to the big fucking deal "YouTube"
Hey Bouff,Boy howdy, you know it!! That's why there's an entire label/category for this "web log" called: "Blogger Bitching."
I had some pithy comments to make about your Jonah Goldberg post..... but fucking Blogspot won't accept my comments!
Tell those cheesy fuckers to get their fucking blog program working!
Indeed, I leave this Saturday for our annual Goldberg Family peregrination West.We don't know which parts of the West, but here in L. A. we're worried. Just Another Blog™ does not make Chee-tos™ a regular part of its diet, but those in the West who do are advised to stock up now.
More about Jonah's fans. The younger they are, the easier it is to influence them.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
To the best of Just Another Blog™'s recollection (& a minimal amount of research) no candidate from the House of Representatives has even been nominated for the presidency in this or the previous century. (Please correct us if we're wrong, but be kind about it.) Of late, the gig has been going mostly to governors or recent ex-governors, G. Herbert W. Bush being the exception (like his son, the current Murderer-in-Chief, G. H. W. was a legacy, having been R. W. Reagan's veep). Indeed, Lyndon Johnson was the last pres. elected to have been a senator w/o gubernatorial experience, and of course he had been the vice-pres.
Few of those nominated have even had much House experience, other than G. R. Ford, and we all know how he got the Republican nomination in '76. Virtually all those nominated by either party have been senators or govs. in their immediately previous governmental positions, except Johnson, Ford & Bush I.
What Just Another Blog™ is gettting at is that Ron Paul, even if he weren't the virtual definition of "wing-nut," has the proverbial snowball's chance in
Saturday, July 21, 2007
As good an excuse as any to share a favorite "Humor in Uniform" joke:
Henry (Does anyone ever call him "Hank"?) Rollins used to live down the hill from Just Another Blog™ & friend/one-time musical associate Mr. Mike in the Swish Alps. And Just Another Blog™ saw HR & Janeane Garofalo @ Trader Joe's (WeHo) a few weeks ago, just before their show @ the Silent Movie on Fairfax. (Is HR stalking this blog? It seems like everywhere we go, there he is. That's twice w/in 20 yrs., fer cryin' out loud!) That's a pair of celebrities who deserve to be celebrated, getting their own pre-show snacks or what have you, rather than ordering some flunky to run out & get stuff for them. And on that basis we direct you to an interview w/ Mr. Rollins on an Australian gay website. (Homos? In Oz? Who knew? Thought Rupert Murdoch had squashed that sort of thing like a bug before buying himself American citizenship & coming here to put a stop to that sort of thing in This Great Land of Ours™.) Here's the meat, concerning "metrosexuals":
"I am not in a position to judge people but from their appearance, they look like they like to consume and accessorise," he says. "It seems like a lot of work, putting stuff in your hair or spending longer than an hour a year buying clothes. When they start hurting kids or punching old ladies, then it's time to be concerned, but if it's just cologne and shoes, what's the harm?"
*Not to be confused @ any time w/ H. R. of Bad Brains (though they're both from Wash., D. C.). Or H. R. Giger.