Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The Big Lie (x2)

Image from one-time acquaintance Ruben's Rock City News.
Bush lies, but few call him on it. And Cheney speaks w/ forked tongue. No surprises here, but a reminder never hurts.

Meet The New Boss, Etc.

From the Carpetbagger Report, concerning advisers to the Party of Religion's™ crop of crummy candidates:
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!)

Logest Serving Anchor In History Of Television News Passes

Hal Fishman, who'd been anchoring KTLA Channel 5's 10:00 p. m. news since 1975 (just after Just Another Blog™ dragged its sorry behind to town) died early this a. m., after being diagnosed w/ colon cancer just last week. Although the television news bidness has changed significantly (for the worse) in the years Mr. Fishman was an anchor, he was pretty much a non-bullshit guy, and will be missed. He was also quite the aviator, holding several records for various flight achievements. (And he had an excellent rughairpiece. Took us years to realize it was a piece.) If you give a damn, there's more @ the Times site, & Franklin Avenue. (Check out the Joel Stein item just under the Fishman one @ Franklin Avenue too.)

More Local "Riot" Action

As mentioned before, Just Another Blog™ missed all the fun of the "Riot" on the Strip in 1966. The local fishwrapper runs a "Then & Now" column each Sunday, which (no doubt also inspired by the Domenic Priore book) recapped the events last Sunday.
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.

Annals Of Capitalism

Thinking of asking that shitheel who enslaves you for a raise? Maybe you should think twice. This is America, after all. Your "rights" end @ the boss's wallet.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Atomic Anniversary

Click to see how the U. S. Army Signal Corps told the story in 1946. Reuters covers the Ground Zero ceremony.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Gött Mit Uns (Still)

TNR has more on sniping among the Party of Religion© & its worshippers:
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."

Whores

This reporter doesn't have the time to wander YouTube looking for prostitutes. Fortunately TNR bloggers seem to have the time.

Norma Jeane Mortenson 1926-1962

Of course it's an excuse to show the beauty of the female humanoid form. (Nipples.) Paris has been lying low lately, & no one wants to see any more of Britney, so it's representations of Marilyn Monroe. The excuse is the 45th anniversary of her unfortunate death (Kennedys?) at the age of 36. News footage. Audio.
From beyond the grave: "I'm more than my nipples, you stupid jerk!!"

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Why Just Another Blog™ Enjoys The Comics Curmudgeon So Much

Click for legibility. Shoe takes a break from its recent obsession with death and regret and death to offer something a little lighter: old drunks with diarrhea.
©2007 Joshua Fruhlinger

Friday, August 3, 2007

Dep't. Of Buffoonery (Semi-Literate Div.)


In the never ending search for idiocy, Just Another Blog™ has found yet another loser. Note this paragraph, from a post entitled "The Politics Of Fear" (Yes, the unintentional irony begins in the title.):

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.)

IslamoFascismCreationism

Image from paleo.cc.
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."

The reference is to Turkey, not the U. S., in case you weren't sure.
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.?

They Don't Call This Music

Random picks from the Pile of Randomness: "Download Mama (How Come You So Fine?)" -- Dick C. & Karen "One More Chance" -- The MiniVans "Summer Love" -- Debbie Boone "Where Were We When?" -- Pajama Party "Certifiable" -- Polka Fred "Hey! I Was Watching That" -- Terrible Hater "Evil Sister" -- Misbegotten Jackals "Retard Rumble" -- Spuzette Jr. 7 "Atomic Dog" -- Ron Mexico "Tears Began to Fall" -- Junior Mintz (Not Really a) Bonus Track: "Secretary Hump" -- The Mentors

A Stupid Question

From the Chicago Sun-Times, discussing YearlyKos:

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."

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.)

New Toy


Here. Or here, who got it from here, via here. But it looks like this was the first place to find it in the chain that lead to Just Another Blog™.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Hey, Maybe We Really Should Have A War

From Al Bawaba:
Iran's Air Force Commander: Enenmy [sic] can't attack
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)
Yeah, bring it on, cowardly American Pig Dogs!!

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.)

The Prince's PR Luncheon In Washington

A guy edited by a guy w/ an ugly caricature (Is it trying to grow itself a 'stache?) goes to a lunch w/ the life model for Simon Bar-Sinister, who pimps his book and decries the media (don't we all?):
[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.

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?"

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?

Ten Years After

Ten yrs. to the day since the guy on the left (w/ glasses) croaked.
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

This Coming Friday Is Hawaiian Shirt Day

Ripley @ The Zen Cabin applies for a job @ KBR. Some of the working conditions:
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."

Bridge Photo Update

Photo: St. Paul Pioneer Press/Brandi Jade Thomas
Visit this flickr pg. for civilian shots almost as it happened.

Infrastructure Collapses Nationwide: Domestic Political Terrorism

Photo: AP
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.”*
And why shouldn't it, as the infrastructural meltdown is the result of a political structure that allows suburban scumbags to vote down taxes, bonds, appropriations or anything else that might contribute to the common good, and politicians (what an interesting coincidence this bill was introduced today) unable to convince said suburban scumbags to contribute to the common good.(While allowing President Bush to piss away what will soon amount to a trillion dollars US in the socio-politico-religio-econo-military quagmire that is Iraq.)

*American Society of Civil Engineers, “What can happen if America fails to invest in its infrastructure? Anything,” news release (4 September 2003).

Gött mit uns

The Party of Religion©, all of whom worship the very same "one true god" have started the sniping. Of course w/ Catholic Rudy & Mormon Mittens both doing better than the two also-rans Brownback & Huckleberryabee, it may safely be predicted that the fun is just starting.

The East Is Red, Pt. II(a)

From the heart of the Heartland, The Family Table restaurant in Osceola (Iowa's part of the Heartland isn't it? We know the Brainland is a little closer to the coasts, but we smarties need the sea breeze.): Tom Tancredo (even as he re-ignites the Save America Tour with his Army Against Amnesty) repeats his desire to defend This Great Nation of Ours™:

[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."
How will he keep us producing & consuming like busy little bumble-bees? By threatening to nuke the crap out of Mecca & Medina, should any U. S. city be on the recieving end of a nuclear event. Good idea!! Next time a "radical Catholic" bombs a Planned Parenthood office Just Another Blog™ is calling for at least slashing the Popemobile's tires.
And do not for an instant believe that Representative Tancredo (R-No Chance Whatever) is ignoring other dangers to Our Way of Life.
Neither are Iowans:
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.
There it is in stark relief. The Big Three. (The RadIslamoCommunoChineseMeskins. Shorter version: The Yellow Peril.) Either you understand the problem or you don't. (When you understand the problem, you understand the solution, of course.) And the problem w/ Tom? (From Meet Tom on his website):
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.
Note that in Congress he "advanced his reputation as a" blah, blah, blah. Didn't do anything, just advanced his rep. On the taxpayer's dime. It's all about somebody, and his initials are T. T.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

War In Ah Babylon

Another reason things aren't going as well as they might in Iraq:
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.

Jesus For Jews

Rapture Ready: The Unauthorized Christians United for Israel Tour (Whew!! Just Another Blog™ has finally been able to watch all of this w/o Flash9 breaking all the rubber bands that make InternetExploder7© go! Still couldn't get the embedding to work. Try the link, or don't even bother...we certainly don't care any more.)
Original Text from three days ago:
In the old days, you'd be lucky if you could grab this sort of thing on public access cable. In today's 21st century au-go-go digital world, you can't get away from it.

"Art Makes Me Cry."

Thanks to broad-band & cameras stuck in the lids of laptops, the interior nets have become what public access cable once promised: a wonderland of unedited single-camera programs & the people who think unedited single-camera "video logs" are an improvement over the opportunity to publish a virtual newspaper column a day, its length limited only by the time available to type out something or another. And a chance to note the passing of Ingmar Bergman.

Monday, July 30, 2007

The East Is Red Pt. II

The PLA hits 80 very soon. So let's take a look at our next enemy (after Iran). Are you nervous yet?

Get On The Scene!

Speaking of the Godfather of Soul©:
(See previous item.)

Morbidity Report (Photo Update)

Franklin Avenue keeps up w/ the toll of modern life. (Just Another Blog™ first learned of James Brown's death there. Maybe they're just as morbid as we are, but more conscientious posters. Do click for the story & video, & a tip of the Bouffant chapeau to them for the heavy lifting.)

Tom Snyder's death brings to mind this tale, told to Just Another Blog™ by someone who knew engineers @ KNBC, so take it w/ as many grains of salt as you like: When Mr. Snyder was anchoring the news @ Channel 4 in the early '70s, he found it amusing to say something along the lines of, "I really have to urinate," just after his microphone should have been turned off. This cute practice kept the audio operators on their toes. There is, alas, no indication whether any of these bon mots ever went over the air, or if anything ever happened to Mr. Snyder's car in the parking lot as a result.


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.)

"D'oh!" (The East Is Red)

From Xinhua. Note the "X-ray" picture used in this article. WTF?
And from Xinhua's "Let's Have a War" file:
"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.
What are we waiting for?

Dark Mondays

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Something Vaguely Positive From The Blog-Ö-Sphere

Juat Another Blog (From L. A.)™ is proud to announce that not only has our first "spam comment" been received (in the "American Nazis..." item immediately below) but our Technorati™ Authority has risen from 1 to 2 (!!) & as of a few hrs. ago we were #2,510,968, a significant increase from our usual 3,800,000 or so. Just Another Blog™ smells money! Or maybe we just need a shower...

American Nazis To Return to Cp'l. Klinger's Hometown

From yesterday's Toledo Blade:

"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."

Black Rifles

Photos (for illustrative purposes, these items are not yet available to the general public): Colt Defense LLC.
If they're good enough for our boys & girls in The Quagmire, they're good enough for Just Another Blog™.





Saturday, July 28, 2007

Still The Realist

Photo credit.
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

It Really Happened

Not Photoshoppery™. Turns out Superman's a whore like all the rest.

Summer's Almost...

Soundtrack allegedly from a 1965 demo.

...Gone

Where will we be?
As the days grow shorter, a reminder: the future's uncertain & the end is always near. YouTube has disabled embedding "by request," so you'll need to click.

FudgeStool

Looks like Just Another Blog™ has beaten Tbogg to a Romney item.

Via TPM Election Central Happy Hour, first brought to our attn. by commenter fozetti @ S,N!, who sums it up as the condescension of a corporate jerk.
And here's Mittens w/o the visual aid:

Swimming W/ Single-Digit Salamanders

Looks like Newtie's figured out which side his bread's buttered on:
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.

There'll Always Be An England (Annals Of The Supernatural)

The War Against Rationalism continues:

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.
Just as bad as any of the more organized superstition rackets. Soon enough they'll be asking for tax exemptions like the rest of them.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Your Tax Dollars @ Work (Soon To Be Lurking Over A Neighborhood Near Yours) UPDATED 27 July

DRYDEN DRY LAKE RESEARCH CENTER (Today) -- X-48B (from the "Phantom Works" @ Boeing) takes to the wild blue yonder, for the video-game wars of the future, and the surveillance of today.

UPDATE: Much better angle on the X-48B! (27 July, early p. m.)

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Housing Boom Goes BOOM!! Market Falls!! Weather Update: It's 87ºF in here @1829.

DMV, Our Large, Pasty, White Ass!!! (Or: Just Another Blog™ Seeks Help)

So you whiny (& you've not seen "whiny" 'till you've read a few items here) air-polluting middle-class pigs who bitch & moan about the DMV* and its lousy service, poor attitudes, interminable waits, etc., think you have it rough, do you? Hah!! Just Another Blog™ is back from an appointment @ the Los Angeles County Dep't. of Mental Health's Hollywood Mental Health Center. There @ 0800, not called for "intake" until 1110, then two hrs. of said intake w/ licensed psychiatric social worker (mostly talking about ourself, so that went too quickly). Then 30 mins. max. to hit Taco Smell (A Remarkable Simulation™®) for a mess of bovine extracts w/ crisp, nutritionally worthless iceberg lettuce. And back up the street by 1400 for another hr. of self-discovery w/ an actual shrink.
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

What, Me Worry?

Who'd a thunk it? Documentary evidence, according to the AP, that current Attorney General Alfred E. Gonzales is, to put it mildly, "truth-challenged."

"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.

In better days. From WASHINGTON Life.
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

This "Web Log" Is Not Reactionary

Just a reminder of who really runs Amerika:
Just Another Blog™ has no reaction whatsoever to the big fucking deal "YouTube" debateQ&A session on the Cruddy News Network last night. Can anyone explain what the point is? Even if a Kucinich/Gravel (the two least reactionary candidates on the "Democratic" side; the Republicans are, of course, competing among themselves to be the most reactionary) ticket were nominated & elected, the reactionary forces that truly control this Once Good Idea of a Nation™ wouldn't allow any meaningful changes to be made.

Friendly E-Mail

Rec'd. this earlier today, from the leading (practically only) member of the Just Another Blog™ commentariat, the Fabulous Mr. Peabody:
Hey Bouff,
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!
P.

Boy howdy, you know it!! That's why there's an entire label/category for this "web log" called: "Blogger Bitching."
How do you like them apples, you incompetent Google/Blogger fucks?
P. S: It may be working now.
P. P. S.: Pic o' Peabody no doubt © some corporate entity, somewhere. Just Another Blog™ found it @ Who To Kill, an interesting website.

Lying Liebrul Double-Plus-Ungoodness

According to this item from the person referred to as DoughBob McPantload by many of the Lie-brul Fascists in the lying left-wing blog-o-sphere, but whom Just Another Blog™ is polite enough to call by his given name, Jonah Goldberg, his book is done. Yes, the one that's been delayed a couple yrs. by something or another. (It's always something.) Most frightening sentence from the item:
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.

Some still don't believe it's ready for its day after Xmas release, but we're pretty sure it is, because the T-shirts have already been sent out:
More about Jonah's fans. The younger they are, the easier it is to influence them.
Just so no one gets the wrong impression, here is a more recent picture of Jonah (on the right) w/ his freakin' goatee. NB: It hasn't been 1986 for 20+ yrs. now. If we're going to go for outdated facial hair-styles, why not bring back the handlebar mustache? On the left is Peter Beinart of TNR, who video-blogs w/ Jonah. Jonah spends all his time on camera stroking that thing on his chin. Eee-yuck!!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Heat Death Of The Universe

Too pooped to post (to paraphrase Chuck Berry).
As well as too hot to trot. Or even to move @ a glacial pace in the shade.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Slime

Once again, Just Another Blog (From L. A.)™ asks the musical question: "Why doesn't/can't YouTube™ provide stereo audio?" Not widely known: Tina Turner & the Ikettes provide the bg vcls on the soundtrack. Stereo would sound even better.

Balls?

Rumor is this was placed on YouTube™ by a McCain/SBVFT operative. That takes some balls too.

Mrs. Paul's Fishstick, Ron Paul

If you're really paying attention (although who could possibly pay much attention at this stage in the horse race?) you may've heard about the Texas representative in the Republican race to be sacrificed, one Ron Paul. Rep. Paul, a self-proclaimed "libertarian" who nonetheless runs & serves as a Republican, has received a certain amount of media attention, partly because his libertarian statements appeal to ignorant twenty-nothings who vote in internet polls & become his "friend" on Facebook, MySpace & other such "social networking" websites. This sort of thing is very interesting to television & print media types who see their viewer/readership declining & hope they can get some of it back by playing up the representative in their broadcasts/print runs. It's not going to happen though. Besides the lengthy electoral analysis below (well, lengthy for this "web log" anyway) Rep. Ron is, if not certifiable, very very "wacky." As are many of his supporters. The guy who started this little dust-up comments here.

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 Southern CaliforniaHell. The same goes for the other two Representatives in the Republican race, Tom "Those damn Meskins don't go to Berlitz© for English lessons before they walk across our border & steal our high-paying jobs, and when they do get here they don't work cheaply enough for my corporate masters" Tancredo, and the as yet unindicted representative Duncan Hunter (R-Defense Industry Scams). Just Another Blog™ wishes the very best to each of these three toads, because they'll need all the luck they can get to make it out of Iowa, assuming they're even competing there.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Gyrenes

Original Marine Corps emblem, 1868.
As good an excuse as any to share a favorite "Humor in Uniform" joke:
In the Air Force, it's four o'clock.
In the Army, it's 1600 hours.
In the Navy, it's eight bells.
In the Marine Corps, Mickey's big hand is on the twelve, and his little hand is on the four.

Is Just Another Blog™ Being Stalked? By A Celebrity?

HR* just about as he appeared @ TJ's. This may be the only known photo of him smiling, however.
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?"
Obviously, from the shot @ the top, Henry doesn't waste any time putting crap in his hair. Neither does Just Another Blog™. Not that there's anything wrong w/ it.

*Not to be confused @ any time w/ H. R. of Bad Brains (though they're both from Wash., D. C.). Or H. R. Giger.