Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Israeli Spokesmodel 'Fesses Up

Another reason Joe The Plunger wishes the armed forces, & only the armed forces, had anything to say about war.

The Truth That Can Not Be Spoken

As good as anything we've ever read (on the web of weaseling, at least) for sheer spite, backed up by absolute truth.
As a society, we need to discard our blind deference to military service. There’s nothing admirable about volunteering to murder people. There’s nothing admirable about being rooked by obvious propaganda. There’s nothing admirable about doing what you’re told if what you’re told to do is terrible. [...] Condemning the “troops”—a term coined during the Gulf War—is almost unthinkable. And it won’t win you any awards. “Troops” are a monolithic entity, a cohesive group of pride-inspiring order-takers. Whereas an individual soldier is accountable for his or her actions, the “troops” are too abstract to blame. For Americans, there are only bad apples, never bad orchards.
These United Snakes are a worm-holed orchard of rotten apples. 
Here's one of them apples, whose (self-) righteous reaction was to dig up & post all the info he could about the author of the above, & photos of his building from the PredatorGoogle™ Cesssna overhead. Very nice. Why isn't "Chuck" in the Air Force remotely controlling death to some Allah-humping raghead? 
Because he's too busy winning the war at home w/ typing like this:
Idiot don’t even own a damn house, and he’s going to disrespect our troops?!?!?!?! What an asshole! Angry
Not that anyone bothered to comment.

Hoover's Law

Enjoy it while you can. Soon enough the equivalent to Godwin's Law will be enacted, & references to Republicans as Hoover-ish will be a no-no.

Now, Mr. McConnell is echoing Mr. Hoover again. Recently, he proposed that federal aid to states in the planned Obama recovery package be provided as loans rather than outright grants.

Flashback to 1932: Having resisted all attempts to provide effective federal relief, Mr. Hoover was finally persuaded by Congressional progressives to sign a bill allocating $300 million to the states for unemployment relief. There was just one hook: The money would be in the form of loans, not outright grants.

Requiring the money to be paid back softened Mr. Hoover’s antipathy to federal relief spending. But the loans were of limited value because states, already in terrible budget shape, couldn’t make use of them.

That was yesterday. Today:

[McConnell's] not the only one. Last week, House minority leader John Boehner called for tax cuts to fight the recession and downplayed the need for direct government spending, declaring “America cannot buy its way to prosperity with more and more government spending.”

Mr. Hoover was equally off point, if more eloquent, in 1932 when he stubbornly resisted federal aid for the victims of the Great Depression saying, “We cannot squander ourselves into prosperity.”

"Oooh, not fair, you can't connect Hoover w/ the current Republicans! Waaah!"

Hooray For (Big) Hollywood! Grow A Pair!

The L. A. Times (Now 75¢ a copy!) has a Column One item about the typical poster at Big Hollywood. (A Big Hollywood Sample
Last week, I wrote a little missive about why conservatives should stop complaining and start doing. I’d been saying it for years, beginning in 2004 when my movie and I were prematurely and wrongly heralded as the start of the “conservative film movement.”
Yes, that means that for the last four yrs. he's been complaining that conservatives should stop complaining. Irony just flies over their heads.) The Times' version?

Martyrdom beckons Lebanese teen, but she really wants to direct

Aspiring filmmaker Hiba Qassir is about to graduate from a Hezbollah-backed high school. She loves movies, but would give up her career dream if offered the chance to be a suicide bomber.
Substitute "home schooling" for Hezbollah school, & "chance to sit in the basement typing right-wing screeds that are career suicide in liberally biased Hollywood, oh, woe is me, but I am so brave to reveal my inner child" & there's no further difference.
On a slightly more analytical note, the shapes of things to come are forming in the fog of defeat that covers Bizarro World. The clearest form, across the board, is a desire to irritate those of us to the economic left of the Chamber of Commerce, & to the religious left of the LDS Church. For some, becoming provocateurs might have represented an accommodation to reality, a realization that their ideology has been rejected as soundly as is likely to happen while the United States remain this electorally divided, & that they'd be a lot better off clamming up until a few million more people have jobs again. Getting under "lib" skin is justification in & of itself, of course, & will probably consist of "politically incorrect" blah-blah-blah &, especially now, as much thinly-veiled, usual-Republican crypto-racism as possible. 
But not all the manly & optimistic are willing to accept anything "defeatist." Remember Sarah Palin's fellow Alaskan (Whoooo! Subtle tarring w/ the same brush there, hunh? Even if they were opponents w/in Alaska politics, we got her again, you betcha, also!) Sen. Ted Stevens, unwilling to admit defeat or guilt until he'd dragged his appeal to SCOTUS & back?
Same deal here. The time-honored narrative of Commies infiltrating Hollywood & weakening our moral fiber &/or bodily fluids, then moving on to single-handedly lose the Bay of Pigs & Vietnam through their biased reporting, all the way to Hollywood's current refusal to make extermination films about Moooslims, or to Support The Troops, is, as always, offered as the excuse for Americans not voting the "Live Fetuses, Dead Arabs!" ticket.
Which means that Breitbart may actually be onto something, in the "last, best (only) hope" category. Surely not all the GOPers insisting on a return to whatever their principles may be (Unfettered greed & despoliation? A cop in every bedroom enforcing Jimbo Dobson's morality? They can't even decide on which part of the "Big Tent" they want to stand under.) are in denial that the failures of their programs & policies in the real world resulted in electoral defeat. 
Well, enough of them now realize they can't sell their brand/product/horseshit in the Free Market of Ideas to which they pay lip service when their ox is being gored, so if they switch tactics, & take over Hollywood, & resuscitate John Wayne, & start making movies that make Americans proud, even if America isn't quite as stupid & manipulable as they contemptuously believe, at least some of them will get jobs as free-lance writers for the light-hearted water-boarding game shows sure to come out of the newer, bigger, Hollywood.
Not unlike one of the scams that the Reverend Jessee Jackson, Sr., is alleged to run on corporate entities, Big Hollywood will stomp, squeal, wave their arms, kick their legs, & threaten to hold their breath until they turn blue, unless their politically incorrect movies about those magic words whose meanings they have destroyed through over-use & under-comprehension (some were bullshit from the git-go, but...): Honor, Courage, Freedom, Liberty, Democracy, Duty, Faith, Tradition, and so on. Essentially, then, webmeister Breitbart is trying to drum up work for his friends. We can't imagine why they don't get more work.

No.  He manned up and took care of business.   Which is what I would suggest out country would do:  Man up!   Quit crying, quite begging, quit quitting on yourself!    Grow a pair!   Or so help me, I’m gonna channel John Wayne and the two of us will come over there and kick your butt.

Okay…  I don’t want to project the impression that I’m really into violence as a remedy for conflict resolution.  JBut I would like to propose nothing more earth-shaking that this:  Let us not abandon the values —  individualism, personal strength, steady resolve,  rugged self-determination — that built this country into the most successful example of Liberty and Freedom the world has ever seen.

My Dad was a Conservative from the day he got into a fist fight over coming to school barefoot…to the day that he passed from this life eight years ago.  And though his wayward rocker of a son turned Left at the University…it was amazing to see how intelligent my Conservative Dad seemed as I grew into a man.

The government has no business…in business.  Get the hell out and stay out.   The economy goes up, it goes down.  Prop it up artificially at your own peril – a peril that has now come home to us with a vengeance.

Can you imagine anyone w/ whom you'd more like to spend a few wks. on location? We can't.

Just a Wk. Now

13 January: Lucky or Un in the Bidness of Show

Either way, it's dull or sad beyond conception. In 1962, comedian Ernie Kovacs died in an automobile accident in west Los Angeles, 10 days before his 43rd birthday. [Was that a Friday? — Ed.] In 1973, Eric Clapton made a comeback from drug addiction when he performed at the Rainbow Theatre in London. His backing band included Pete Townshend, Ron Wood and Steve Winwood. Thirty years ago, in 1979, singer Donny Hathaway died in a fall from a hotel window in New York. He was 34. Hathaway was known for his duets with Roberta Flack. In 1986, former members of the Sex Pistols sued former manager Malcolm McLaren. The suit was settled out of court. In 2002, "The Fantasticks" closed in New York's Greenwich Village. It was the longest-running musical in the world. It had begun production in 1960 and had been performed 17,162 times. In 2003, musician Pete Townshend was arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography in London. Townshend was later cleared of the charges. Associated Press

Rip Taylor Hits 75

Today's Birthdays: Country singer Liz Anderson is 79. Actress Frances Sternhagen is 79. Comedian Rip Taylor is 75. Actor Billy Gray is 71. [Yes, "Bud" of "Father Knows Best," The Day The Earth Stood Still, &c. Click here for the scoop on Gray vs. Maltin. — Ed.] Actor Richard Moll is 66. Rock musician Trevor Rabin is 55. Rhythm-and-blues musician Fred White is 54. Actor Kevin Anderson is 49. Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is 48, as is singer Graham "Suggs" McPherson (Madness). Country singer Trace Adkins is 47. Actress Penelope Ann Miller is 45. Actor Patrick Dempsey is 43. Actress Traci Bingham is 41. Actor Keith Coogan is 39. [Uncle Fester's grand-son! Now you feel old. — Ed.] Actress Nicole Eggert is 37. Actor Orlando Bloom is 32.  Associated Press

Friday the 13th Here Early. Or Late.

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2009. There are 352 days left in the year. Here be pictures.

Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 13, 1794, President George Washington approved a measure adding two stars and two stripes to the American flag, following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the union. (The number of stripes was later reduced to the original 13.) On this date: In 1733, James Oglethorpe and some 120 English colonists arrived at Charleston, S.C., while en route to settle in present-day Georgia. In 1864, composer Stephen Foster died in New York at age 37. In 1898, Emile Zola's famous defense of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, "J'accuse," was published in Paris. In 1941, novelist and poet James Joyce died in Zurich, Switzerland, less than a month before his 59th birthday. In 1945, Soviet forces began a huge, successful offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe. In 1966, Robert C. Weaver was named Secretary of Housing and Urban Development by President Lyndon B. Johnson; Weaver became the first black Cabinet member. In 1978, former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey died in Waverly, Minn., at age 66. In 1982, an Air Florida 737 crashed into Washington, D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge after takeoff during a snowstorm and fell into the Potomac River, killing 78 people. In 1990, L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia became the nation's first elected black governor as he took the oath of office in Richmond. Ten years ago: President Bill Clinton's legal team dispatched a formal trial brief to the Senate, arguing that neither "fact or law" warranted his removal from office; House officials sent the Senate all public evidence in the case. Michael Jordan announced his second retirement from the Chicago Bulls. Five years ago: Hostile fire brought down a U.S. Army Apache attack helicopter in Iraq, but the two crew members escaped injury. A domestic airliner crashed in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, killing all 37 people aboard. Harold Shipman, the British doctor blamed for killing more than 200 mostly elderly patients, was found hanged in his prison cell, an apparent suicide. One year ago: President George W. Bush, visiting the United Arab Emirates, gently urged authoritarian Arab allies to satisfy frustrated desires for democracy in the Mideast and saved his harshest criticism for Iran, branding it "the world's leading state-sponsor of terror." The Golden Globes were announced in a dry, news conference-style ceremony, devoid of stars because of the Hollywood writers' strike; "Atonement" won best motion picture drama, while "Mad Men" was named best dramatic TV series. Thought for Today: [REDACTED DUE TO SIMPLISTIC STUPIDITY. — Ed.]

Monday, January 12, 2009

Demonic Urges

Another of the candidates for the Republican National Committee reveals a bit too much information. Remember just a wk. or so ago the big question for the candidates was: "How many guns do you own?" (The correct answer to which, by the way, is Phil Gramm's "Moe-are thain Ah nee-yud, but naw-wut as mainy as Ah'd lahk.") Here, from Michelangelo Signorile via Righteous Bubba, is former Ohio SecState Ken Blackwell, in his own words. MS: Did you choose to be heterosexual? Did you wake up one day and say I want to be heterosexual? KB: The answer is that I've never had to make the choice because I've never had the urge to be other than a heterosexual, but if in fact I had the urge to be something else I could have in fact suppressed that urge. OK. How is Mr. Blackwell at suppressing his "heterosexual" urges? Does he have other "urges" that enable him to know he could easily suppress anything as relatively conventional as "homosexual" urges? (An urge to marry a goat, say?)

Not A Crash In A Planeload

We hesitate to promote anything even the slightest bit positive about any portions of the power & control elites, but this, being a first, though rather half-arsed, is impressive enough, in a morbid way. 
And really, it is the hard-working & dedicated proletarian workers, & the government safety regulators, who are the living embodiments of the people's will in accomplishing this gargantuan task, not the free-market, "Deregulate us & give us money" members of the parasite class.

Let's Have A War, Already

You think that the Israelis, who now appear to have been involved in a body-countin', dick-swingin' competition w/ George "Whitesnake" Bush for the last few yrs., decided to jump ugly w/ Gaza when Bushie-Boy told them to put in back in their pants, as he certainly wasn't selling them any Viagara?
In a series of meetings, Israeli officials asked Washington for a new generation of powerful bunker-busters, far more capable of blowing up a deep underground plant than anything in Israel’s arsenal of conventional weapons. They asked for refueling equipment that would allow their aircraft to reach Iran and return to Israel. And they asked for the right to fly over Iraq. Mr. Bush deflected the first two requests, pushing the issue off, but “we said ‘hell no’ to the overflights,” one of his top aides said. At the White House and the Pentagon, there was widespread concern that a political uproar in Iraq about the use of its American-controlled airspace could result in the expulsion of American forces from the country.
Is there something ironic in the United Snakes' position in Iraq hindering Israeli plans? Wasn't that an unspoken justification for that murderous adventure? (It's unspokenness is just more confirmation of how likely it is.) The article is extracted from a book whose author, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, wrote the article, if you're following us. The dog that chases its tail shall be dizzy.

What Is "Blogosphere coverage?"

Up to date coverage from the salons & coffeehouses of "the U. S. and Jerusalem," that's what it is. (Or do they mean they're covering the "Blogosphere" as it covers the "Gaza conflict?") We suppose that in the paranoid mind, all liberal elite bias media, also, you betcha, is perhaps only showing the terrorist propaganda. Therefore, no need to consider Gazans in the Gaza conflict.
And now that the "Joe the plumber to report from Gaza, uh, on Gaza" hoopla is over, & Joe W. has a report or two under his belt, why don't we examine his act w/ a finely-toothed comb?
Remember that his actual expressed shtick was to talk w/ the non-media elite average joe in the street (in Israel. Gaza, not so much). Read propaganda: "Screech! OMG! Rockets!! OMG! Launched at Israelis! They're just like us, & they're scared; let them do anything they want in reaction/retaliation. OMG!"
So? Well, first of all we were able to look at some of Joe's non-work (You may be able to do so as well if you want to waste your time & soul) but the second or third trip to the well results in a registration request. Free speech is just ananthema to these clowns, isn't it? So you won't be able to link directly Joe's recitations of "You know," & "Um." Secondly, it's strictly programmed to be just as we described it up there somewhere, except of course Mr. Wurzelbacher is the Joe Six-Pack under fire. You'd just hate to think that ol' Joe wasn't being completely honest ("For whatever reason, the Palestinians voted Hamas in," says Joe.) but, considering the various sources, it would be irresponsible not to speculate about how happy the IDF may have been to take Joe someplace his crew could record a siren & a blown up toilet. Then it's on to "Joe meets an Israeli plumber" (like our Joe, he's more than a plumber) & a "Think of the children" bit. Then Joe reveals he's there to give the side of the Israelis, who are always coming up to him & hugging him.
Do any of these clowns get the idea that what's happening to Israelis is not quite the same as what the Gazans are undergoing? The local news won't cover that dough-nut some teen-age punk dug on your lawn if a house across town burned down because of the next door neighbor's barbecue. Same thing applies internationally. Apparently the fears & occasional inconvenience to Israeli citizens (and the deaths of a handful) are equivalent to the deaths of over 400 civilians & destruction of everything in the Gaza Strip.
And as you might imagine, the Conservatives 2.0 at PJTV have a crummy video player that's barely controllable. That's how they're attracting young people to the cause. By making their lives more miserable w/ crummier technology.

Animal Rights Now!!

If the noble beast who liberated a chew-toy for itself is ever caught by the forces of repression, we demand he or she be given an attorney & a trial by a jury of his or her peers.
MURRAY, Utah -- A thief remains at large after pulling off a daring heist -- in the pet food aisle. Surveillance video at a supermarket in a Salt Lake City suburb caught a dog shoplifting, KSL-TV reported Wednesday.The video showed the dog walking in the front door of Smith's Food & Drug in Murray, and heading straight to Aisle 16, the pet food aisle, where it grabbed a bone worth $2.79. The thief wasn't even perturbed by a face-to-face confrontation with store manager Roger Adamson. "I looked at him. I said 'Drop it!"' Adamson said. "He looked at me, and I looked at him, and he ran for the door and away he went, right out the front door." (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

"Suburban Scumbags/They Don't Care/They Just Get Fat/And Dye Their Hair"

The hoped-for futuristic dystopia of an over-paved wasteland of burned-out ticky-tacky boxes populated by meth skeletons, feral children & people who still have a job at WAL*MART may soon be a subject of the subversive left-wing Islamo-fellators of Hollywood, but as usual, our fantasies seldom get beyond the fantastic stage. (Which is just as well.)
“Aerial #65″ by Sarah McKenzie. (Courtesy of the artist) [And The NYT.]
The opportunity to show you the arcitecture-become-art illustration above (Dig the shadows, the sun is setting!) led us to wonder vicariously — Allison Arieff, Editor at Large of Sunset ("The Magazine of Western Living") did the actual wondering — about the less fantastic fate of sub- & ex-urban development, especially the newest & unfinished enclaves. We won't rake the trendily-typing Ms. Arieff over the coals concerning her lousy syntax:
The problem now isn’t really how to better design homes and communities, but rather what are we going to do with all the homes and communities we’re left with
But we do question her hope that people will remain in the suburbs. Come on.
I still dream that some major overhaul can occur: that a self-sufficient mixed-use neighborhood can emerge. That three-car-garaged McMansions can be subdivided into rental units with streetfront cafés, shops and other local businesses. In short, that creative ways are found not just to rehabilitate these homes and communities, but to keep people in them.
Just Another Blog (From L. A)™ is ideologically semi-aligned w/ some in the comments who argue for burning the suburbs for firefighter training. As far as we're concerned, any training is frosting on the cake. Burn it all!!

A Bad Day for Radio, But Good for Cheekbones

Today's Birthdays: Actress Luise Rainer is 99.Country singer Ray Price is 83. Singer Glenn Yarborough is 79. The Amazing Kreskin is 74. Country singer William Lee Golden (The Oak Ridge Boys) is 70. Former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier is 65. Rock musician Cynthia Robinson (Sly and the Family Stone) is 65. Singer-musician George Duke is 63.Actor Anthony Andrews is 61. Movie director Wayne Wang is 60. Radio commentator Rush Limbaugh is 58. Actress Kirstie Alley is 58. Writer Walter Mosley is 57. Country singer Ricky Van Shelton is 57. Radio personality Howard Stern is 55. Rock musician Tom Ardolino (NRBQ) is 52. Writer-producer-director John Lasseter is 52. Broadcast journalist Christiane Amanpour is 51. Rock musician Charlie Gillingham (Counting Crows) is 49. Actor Oliver Platt is 49. Actor Olivier Martinez is 43. Rock singer Rob Zombie is 43. Rapper TBird (B-Rock and the Bizz) is 42. Model Vendela is 42. Actress Farrah Forke is 41. Actress Rachael Harris is 41. Rock singer Zack de la Rocha is 39. Rapper Raekwon (Wu Tang Clan) is 39. Rock musician Matt Wong (Reel Big Fish) is 36. Singer Melanie Chisholm (Spice Girls) is 35.

Inane Trivia for A Collapsing World, Stolen Out-Right From The AP!

On January 12th, 1963, Bob Dylan performed in a radio play for the BBC in London. The play was called "The Madhouse of Castle Street" and he played a folk singer. In 1965, the rock and roll TV series "Hullabaloo" premiered on NBC. Featured acts included the New Christy Minstrels and comedian Woody Allen. In 1966, "Batman" premiered on ABC, starring Adam West and Burt Ward. In 1968, The Supremes appeared in an episode of NBC's "Tarzan." They played a group of nuns. In 1971, the TV situation comedy "All in the Family" premiered on CBS. In 1981, "Dynasty" premiered on ABC. In 1991, country singer Johnny Paycheck was released from an Ohio prison after serving two years of a seven-year sentence for shooting a man in a barroom. Ohio Governor Richard Celeste commuted Paycheck's sentence. In 1993, the original members of Cream reunited to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles. The band members were inducted, along with Ruth Brown, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, Etta James, Van Morrison, Sly and the Family Stone and Dinah Washington. In 1995, members of Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers Band, along with Martha and the Vandellas, Neil Young and Al Green were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Janis Joplin and Frank Zappa were also honored. In 2000, Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne's wife, announced she was quitting as manager of Smashing Pumpkins. She issued a statement saying she had to resign "due to medical reasons -- Billy Corgan was making me sick!" [B. C. has pretty much the same effect on us, & we don't even know him! — Ed.] In 2003, Maurice Gibb of The Bee Gees died after having surgery for intestinal blockage at a hospital in Miami. He was 53. [Stay out of hospitals. They're full of sick people. — Ed.] Associated Press

Jan. 12: One Woman, No Vote

By The Associated Press – 2 hrs 27 mins ago
AP Video Network Today In History (1:33)
Today is Monday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2009. There are 353 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
Fifty years ago, in 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records (originally called Tamla Records) in Detroit.
On this date:
Four-hundred & ninety years ago, in 1519, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I died.
In 1773, the first public museum in America was organized, in Charleston, S.C.
In 1915, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote. [But seventeen yrs. later:]
In 1932, Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate, after serving out the remainder of the term of her late husband, Thaddeus. 
In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt re-established the National War Labor Board.
In 1948, the Supreme Court ruled that state law schools could not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race.
In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson said in his State of the Union address that the U.S. should stay in South Vietnam until communist aggression there was ended.
Forty years ago, in 1969, the New York Jets of the American Football League upset the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League 16-7 in Super Bowl III, played at the Orange Bowl in Miami.
In 1976, mystery writer Dame Agatha Christie died in Wallingford, England, at age 85.
In 1986, the shuttle Columbia blasted off with a crew that included the first Hispanic-American in space, Franklin R. Chang-Diaz.
Ten years ago: The Supreme Court limited state regulation of voter initiatives, striking down several methods used by Colorado to police such measures. Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball was sold at auction in New York for $3 million to an anonymous bidder.
In 2000, The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, gave police broad authority to stop and question people who run at the sight of an officer.
In 2003, Singer Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees died at age 53.
Five years ago: President George W. Bush and Mexican President Vicente Fox forged agreement on the contentious issues of immigration and Iraq, meeting in Monterrey before the opening of a 34-nation hemispheric summit. Singer-songwriter Randy VanWarmer died in Seattle at age 48.
In 2005,
Britain's Prince Harry apologized after a newspaper published a photograph of the young royal wearing a Nazi uniform to a costume party. [This little shit is nothing but fun! — Ed.]
In 2006, Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who'd shot Pope John Paul II in 1981, was released from an Istanbul prison after serving more than 25 years in Italy and Turkey for the plot against the pontiff and the slaying of a Turkish journalist. A stampede broke out during the Islamic hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, killing 363 people.
One year ago: President George W. Bush, visiting Bahrain, said he was cheered by news that Iraq's parliament had approved legislation reinstating thousands of former supporters of Saddam Hussein's dissolved Baath party to government jobs.
Thought for Today: "Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact." — Willa Cather, American author (1873-1947).
Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The information contained in the AP News report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Galvanized Buckets In Review

People find the oddest places to express themselves, commensurately, perhaps, also, w/ the oddity of the expression.

(From a Bill Corbett, via World O' Crap. Oddly enough, a search for the translation of Brouillette revealed this, at a website "where investment bankers come to party.") Investment bankers.

Birthdays of Nothing

Today's Birthdays: Producer Grant Tinker is 84. Producer David L. Wolper is 81. Actor Rod Taylor is 79. The former prime minister of Canada, Jean Chretien, is 75. Actor Mitchell Ryan is 75. Actor Felix Silla is 72. Rock musician Clarence Clemons is 67. Country singer Naomi Judd is 63. Golfer Ben Crenshaw is 57. Musician Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) is 51.Actress Kim Coles is 47. Actor Jason Connery is 46. Associated Press

A Day of Less Than Nothing in Entertainment

On January eleventh, 1963, the Whisky A-Go-Go club opened on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. The Doors are among the bands that got their start there.In 1969, Jethro Tull's debut album, "This Was," was released.
In 1984, Michael Jackson was nominated for a dozen Grammy Awards. At the time, his "Thriller" album was becoming the best-selling album of all time. Jackson went on to win eight Grammys.
In 1992, Paul Simon became the first international star to perform in South Africa following the end of the United Nations cultural boycott. Simon opened a concert tour in Johannesburg.
In 1993, singer Jesse James Dupree of the band Jackyl was arrested for mooning an audience in Cincinnati. The band was touring with Damn Yankees, who also had some trouble. Damn Yankees' guitarist Ted Nugent shot a flaming arrow, which was a violation of Cincinnati's fire code. Dupree was released on bond. Nugent paid a fine.
In 2000, Gary Glitter was freed from prison after serving half of a four-month sentence for downloading pornographic pictures of children. Also in 2000, authorities at an airport in Hawaii say they found a half-ounce of marijuana in Whitney Houston's bag. She caught her flight before she could be arrested.
Associated Press

Entropy Continues

Today is Sunday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2009. There are 354 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
In 1908, the Grand Canyon National Monument was created with a proclamation by President Theodore Roosevelt. (It became a national park in 1919.)
On this date:
In 1805, the Michigan Territory was created by an act of Congress.
In 1815, Sir John A. Macdonald, the first prime minister of Canada, was born in Glasgow, Scotland.
In 1861, Alabama seceded from the Union.
In 1913, the first sedan-type automobile, a Hudson, went on display at the 13th National Automobile Show in New York.
In 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart began a trip from Honolulu to Oakland, Calif., that made her the first woman to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean.
In 1942, Japan declared war against the Netherlands, the same day that Japanese forces invaded the Dutch East Indies.
In 1943, the United States and Britain signed treaties relinquishing extraterritorial rights in China.
In 1964, U. S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the first government report saying smoking may be hazardous to one's health. In 1977, France set off an international uproar by releasing Abu Daoud, a PLO official behind the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
In 1995, 52 people were killed when a Colombian airliner crashed as it was preparing to land near the Caribbean resort of Cartagena.
Ten years ago: President Bill Clinton and House Republicans clashed in impeachment trial papers, with the White House claiming the perjury and obstruction allegations fell short of high crimes and misdemeanors and GOP lawmakers rebutting: "If this is not enough, what is?"
In 2001, the Army acknowledged that U.S. soldiers killed an "unknown number" of South Korean refugees early in the Korean War at No Gun Ri.
In 2003, calling the death penalty process "arbitrary and capricious, and therefore immoral," Illinois Gov. George Ryan commuted the sentences of 167 condemned inmates, clearing his state's death row two days before leaving office.
Five years ago: Democrat Howard Dean defended his record on race in the last debate before the Iowa caucuses, as he was forced to acknowledge that no blacks or Hispanic had served in his cabinet during his 12 years as governor of Vermont.
In 2006, a Georgian court convicted a man of trying to assassinate President George W. Bush and Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili in 2005 with a grenade in Tbilisi and sentenced him to life in prison.
In 2007, English soccer star David Beckham announced a five-year deal to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy.
One year ago: Bank of America said it would buy Countrywide Financial for $4.1 billion in stock in a deal rescuing the country's biggest mortgage lender. Authorities in Jacksonville, N.C., found the remains of Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Frances Lauterbach in the yard of Cpl. Cesar Armando Laurean, a comrade she had accused of raping her. (Laurean, who fled to Mexico, was arrested last April and charged in Lauterbach's death.) Former Olympic track gold medalist Marion Jones was sentenced to six months in prison for lying to investigators about using performance-enhancing drugs and her role in a check-fraud scam. Sir Edmund Hillary, the first to conquer Mount Everest, died in Auckland, New Zealand, at age 88.
Thought for Today: "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could." — Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, poet and philosopher (1803-1882).
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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Don't You Just Hate It When You Throw Five Interceptions & Lose A Play-Off Game On Your Fucking Birthday?

Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme turns 34 years old today.
AP Photo/Mike McCarn
Arizona Cardinals 33, Carolina Panthers 13, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. 

Criminal Justice UPDATED W/ Video Link

A gaggle of governmental figures attended the commissioning of USS George Herbert Walker Bush, CV(N)77, at Norfolk. Photo: Haraz N. Ghanbari/APWere there no police there, to arrest these vicious, criminal murderers?
The president's daughters, Jenna Hager and Barbara Bush, and Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, were among the throng of attendees. Also on hand were Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine.
How are they allowed to roam the streets like rabid, feral dogs? It would have been worth the sacrifice of Gov. Kaine to waste the others on that list.
Or at least hiss, boo, jeer & give the raspberry to 'em all. Before the SPs drag you off to the brig. UDATED 'round about 0035 11 January 2009.

Does This Mean The War Of Terror Is Over?

Job losses at highest level since 1945 Another Economic Indicator That Anybody Can Understand™.

... W/ a Splintery Broomstick

Groucho fan/sycophant Dick Cavett has a few insults for you. Witty ones, he claims. Yes, that means they're boring, & The New York Times won't let him type "shit," but the identities of "Don" & the crater-faced comedian have piqued our curiosity.

The Big Questions That "History" Will Ask

Jacob Weisberg asks them in Slate:
To what extent was Bush himself really the driver of his central decisions? How engaged or disengaged was he? Why, after governing as a successful moderate in Texas, did he adopt such an ideological and polarizing style as president? Why did he politicize the fight against terrorism? Why did he choose to permit the torture of American detainees? Why did he wait so long to revise a failing strategy in Iraq?
To which we, in our simple, populist style, will add:
Just how gawd-damned far up his ass was his head? Did they want it to stay there? Is it still up there, or is it out, but so covered in shit that he still can't see anything?
The wrap-up from Weisberg:
It seems unlikely that the memoirs in the works from Rove and Rumsfeld will challenge Bush's repeated assertions that he was not only in charge but in control. As for the president himself, we're unlikely to get much: Bush has a poor memory and is too unreflective to have kept the kind of diary that would elucidate matters. In time, however, other accounts are sure to emerge. Congressional investigations will shed new light. Declassified documents and e-mails may paint a clearer picture.
Maybe, maybe not.

Economic Indicators Real Americans Like Us Can Understand

The Los Angeles Times has a new category in the classified advertising portion of its website. Jobs| Cars.com| Real Estate| Apartments| Foreclosures| More Classifieds Guess which one.

Ninny Of the Wk., At Least

Man With 16 Guns Arrested At LAX
Holcomb said there was no indication the man was out to do any harm at the airport and was apparently there to pick up someone. "He just made a very bad decision and should not have been carrying those weapons," Holcomb said. Airport police routinely set up vehicle checkpoints at roads leading into the airport's central ring roads, but Castles said it is rare to find so many weapons at once. © MMIX, CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

We've named this poor bastard Ninny Of The Week even though neither we nor, apparently, he had the slightest idea that random vehicle checks were conducted at airport perimeters. Cruelty & incivility abounds.
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We'll vouch that a weenie-waggler dropped in to say "Howdy!" & share what he packs w/ us, & we'll vouch that somebody indeed asked the question quoted in the most recent comment (below). The original was, as they type, "Frist!
"Was he headed for the O''''barfi fest in Washington!" Posted by TexHillGirl Ah, such contempt for the majority of voters in this country. Perhaps you pine for a monarchy? I nice tyrant to look up to? Deep in the heart of Texas.... figures

Posted by smurfcrusher at 02:57 AM : Jan 10, 2009
"... the 45 is my kill them before they can kill my family, but when I travel with this guns, they are properly locked in their boxes and the ammo box is locked as well, that is California law and I feel very safe in transporting my guns in this manner." Posted by KEITHGARDNER Why would they kill your family? Who are "they?" Why am I still alive, since I don''t own a gun?

Posted by smurfcrusher at 02:55 AM : Jan 10, 2009
California state law, would allow most guns and rifles, as long as the guns were locked up, and the ammo was locked in a seperate container. If, there is a posted restriction prior to entering the airport roads, then there might be some additional legal restriction. You just can not drive around in California with a loaded weapon (gun or rifle). That would not be the case in Nevada, where, you can not enter the airport proper with a gun, unless you are law enforcement, but to pick up someone on the curb, you could legally have a loaded gun in your car or on your possession as long as the gun is in unobstructed sight. Not even a concealment license would allow you to enter the airport or bank with a gun or any establishment that post a "No Firearms" poster on its property "such as a shopping mall". O own 3 guns and 1 rifle. 1911 45, 357 magnum 6 shooter, 22 6 shooter, I keep all of them locked in a box, except for the 45 which is loaded but not chambered, the 45 is my kill them before they can kill my family, but when I travel with this guns, they are properly locked in their boxes and the ammo box is locked as well, that is California law and I feel very safe in transporting my guns in this manner.

Posted by KEITHGARDNER at 02:51 AM : Jan 10, 2009
"He just made a very bad decision and should not have been carrying those weapons," Holcomb said. Is there a California law that anybody can quote, or perhaps an airport regulation, limiting the number of firearms in ones car, or the amount of ammo:)? Lot of people buy a few cases of surplus ammo at a gunshow, so at 1000 rounds per case, they must have an illegal ammo dump in the back of their car, no?

Posted by mcapek at 01:27 AM : Jan 10, 2009
Remember, only the California governor/Terminator is a qualified expert in shooting two firearms at the same time, one in each hand, and because of his special robotics and computerized targeting system he can actually hit his targets! That muzzle loader is a hoot, he was most likely planning to shoot down an airliner with that .50 caliber rifle!!! The suspect sounds more dangerous by a minute to me. He should be hauled off to Guantanamo for 24/7 interrogation. Of course the California has an anticonstitutional law which bans "unregistered" assault weapons, so they could potentially get him for that technicality, but, as usual, insufficient information has been provided. As in many such cases, after police get their 10 minutes of glory, when it is found out that no actual crime has been committed, no further followup is provided by the newsmedia, so we will probably never know what happened

Posted by mcapek at 01:23 AM : Jan 10, 2009
Sounds like cops patting themselves on the back for the "job well done". It must be boring spending your life stopping cars for those "security checks". Starting with the usual inflated estimates of 37 weapons, and an ammo dump of maybe 10 million rounds in his pickup truck, which immediately makes the suspect an international arms merchant, ready, able and willing to support the entire Hamas terrorist network. Are those 10 handguns 10x more dangerous than 1 handgun? Does the suspect have 10 appendages, so he can shoot them all at once? Did he have 10 holsters to carry them all concealed on his body? Or perhaps a baby carriage cart to haul them into the airport?

Posted by mcapek at 01:22 AM : Jan 10, 2009
Secondhand smoke from the musket posed the greatest danger of all the weapons.

Posted by b4ucmyI at 12:47 AM : Jan 10, 2009
Was he headed for the O''barfi fest in Washington!

Posted by TexHillGirl at 12:22 AM : Jan 10, 2009
Where the fuck did this smiling asshole come from? This was not to be seen in preview. WYSIWYG, our butt. Yikes! Now it's a vacuum cleaner! An MBA mill! What next?

People Are Always Dying, That's Why I Got The Fuckin' Blues

On Jan. 10, 1948, future country star Loretta Webb married Oliver "Mooney" Lynn, becoming Loretta Lynn.
In 1956, Elvis Presley began his first recording session for RCA Records. "Heartbreak Hotel" was among the songs he recorded.
In 1967, National Educational Television, the forerunner of the Public Broadcasting Service, operated as a true network for the first time as it carried President Lyndon B. Johnson's State of the Union address.
In 1971, singer Bob Dylan performed with country musician Earl Scruggs for a PBS documentary.
In 1976, bluesman Howlin' Wolf died of cancer in a Chicago-area hospital. He was a major influence on musicians like Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones.In 1981, the production of "Pirates of Penzance," starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith, moved to Broadway after successfully playing the New York Shakespeare Festival.
In 1989, Michael Jackson's "Moonwalker" video was released. Jackson played a superhero in the video, which included a lengthy fantasy segment set to the song "Smooth Criminal."
In 1991, Clint Black joined the Grand Ole Opry.
In 2000, Melissa Etheridge and her partner, Julie Cypher, revealed David Crosby was the father of their two children by artificial insemination. [Eeew! Poor children. — Ed.]
Associated Press

10 January, So Lonely In All of Infinite Eternity

By The Associated Press  – Tue Dec 30, 12:30 pm ET Today is Saturday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2009. There are 355 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: In 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously published his influential pamphlet, "Common Sense." On this date: In 1810, Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, divorced his wife, Josephine. In 1861, Florida seceded from the Union. [As w/ Mississippi, if we'd kept these ninnies & their swampland from reëntering our Union, the national mildew rate would be on a par w/ the rest of the civilized world. — Ed.] In 1870, John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil. In 1920, the League of Nations was established as the Treaty of Versailles went into effect. In 1946, the first General Assembly of the United Nations convened in London. In 1957, Harold Macmillan became prime minister of Britain, following the resignation of Anthony Eden. In 1967, Massachusetts Republican Edward W. Brooke, the first black [Black what? Oh, a human being, a man, then, not a color or adjective. OK — Ed.] elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote, took his seat. In 1978, the Soviet Union launched two cosmonauts aboard the Soyuz 27 capsule for a rendezvous with the Salyut 6 space laboratory. In 1984, the United States and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations for the first time in more than a century. [First Amendment, anyone? — Ed.] In 1989, Cuba began withdrawing its troops from Angola, more than 13 years after its first contingents arrived. Ten years ago: Republicans and Democrats disagreed over whether to call witnesses in President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial, with Republicans pressing to hear testimony from Monica Lewinsky and others, and Democrats saying such testimony could unnecessarily prolong the proceedings. Five years ago: North Korea said it had shown its "nuclear deterrent" to an unofficial U.S. delegation that visited the disputed Yongbyon nuclear complex. Michelle Kwan won her seventh straight title and eighth overall at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Atlanta; Johnny Weir skated to his first men's title. Actor-writer Spalding Gray, 62, vanished from his New York apartment (his body was found two months later in the East River). Novelist Alexandra Ripley died in Richmond, Va., at age 70. One year ago: The United States on Thursday lodged a formal diplomatic protest with Iran over an incident in which Iranian speedboats harassed U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf. President George W. Bush, visiting Israel and the Palestinian West Bank, said a Mideast peace pact would require "painful political concessions by both sides." John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, endorsed Barack Obama's White House bid. Maila Nurmi, whose "Vampira" TV persona pioneered the spooky-yet-sexy Goth aesthetic, died in Los Angeles at age 85. Today's Birthdays: Opera singer Sherrill Milnes is 74. Blues artist Eddy Clearwater is 74. Rock singer-musician Ronnie Hawkins is 74. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Willie McCovey is 71. Singer Scott McKenzie is 70. Movie director Walter Hill is 69. Singer Frank Sinatra Jr. is 65. Singer Rod Stewart is 64. Rock singer-musician Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) is 61. Actor William Sanderson is 61. Boxer George Foreman is 60. Roots rock singer Alejandro Escovedo is 58. Rock musician Scott Thurston (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) is 57. Singer Pat Benatar is 56. Rock musician Michael Schenker is 54. Singer Shawn Colvin is 53. Rock singer-musician Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets) is 50. Actor Evan Handler is 48. Rock singer Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) is 45. Actress Trini Alvarado is 42. Rock musician Matt Roberts (3 Doors Down) is 31. Rock singer Brent Smith (Shinedown) is 31. Rapper Chris Smith (Kris Kross) is 30. ['Zat the teen duo who wore their clothes inside out &/or backwards or sumpin'? — Ed.] Thought for Today: "Sex is the Tabasco sauce which an adolescent national palate sprinkles on every course in the menu." — Mary Day Winn, American writer (1888-1965). [Mmmmm, tasty. — Ed.]

Friday, January 9, 2009

"Just Got 'Em Back From The Drugstore"

Standing, left to right: Pat H., a Wahl Bro(?) & Mrs. Wahl Bro(?). In front, headed for the floor, M. Bouffant. Don't let the date fool you (Damn robots!) this was taken 13 December 2008. Photo by our friend & sexual associate (nameless for her own protection) who says she never reads anyone's web effluent, not that we'd have anything bad to say about her or anyone else, ever, really ...

It's Official: Racism's Over. Hooray!!

That's right, whiteys, there's no more racism, so go ahead & start calling people those words you like so much. Like these guys:
Like countless other Americans that night, a group of young Staten Island men gathered on Nov. 4 to watch election results, and then took to the streets when it became clear that the country had elected its first black president. But, the authorities say, they were not out to celebrate. Armed with a police-style baton and a metal pipe, they attacked a black teenager, pushed another black man, harassed a Hispanic man and, in a finishing flourish, ran over a white man who they thought was black, leaving him in a coma, the authorities said.
Yes, these Staten Island "guidos" are so fucking stupid (as well as being racist asshole losers) that they saw a guy wearing a hoodie, figured him to be of more recent African descent than they were, & ran him over. What a country. Of moronic assholes.

More Boredom From The World of Entertainment

Fifty fucking years ago, on Jan. 9, 1959, "Rawhide" premiered on CBS. Forty-five years ago, in 1964, The Temptations recorded the song "The Way You Do The Things You Do" at Motown Studios in Detroit. [They didn't look like this then. — Ed.]In 1965, "The Beatles '65" album hit No. 1 and stayed there for nine weeks. In 1973, the Rolling Stones' plans to tour Asia were halted when Japan refused to grant Mick Jagger a visa. The Japanese turned down Jagger's request on account of his 1969 drug bust. In 1977, country singer Emmylou Harris married Brian Ahern. Thirty years ago, in 1979, "A Gift Of Song: The Music For UNICEF Concert" was held at the United Nations. Pop stars including ABBA, the Bee Gees and Rod Stewart performed, raising about $500,000 to fight world hunger. The concert was taped and broadcast by NBC. Twenty years ago, in 1989, "The Pat Sajak Show" made its debut on late night TV, but was unable to compete with the likes of Johnny Carson and David Letterman. In 1990, Madonna began auditioning dancers for her 1990 world tour. She had taken out a newspaper ad that said "wimps and wanna-bes need not apply." [Wow, what a bad-ass that woman is. She almost scares us. — Ed.] In 1991, actress Delta Burke filed suit against the producers of "Designing Women." She claimed they wrote her out of a script. Associated Press

9 January Throughout The Never-Ending Entropic Sequence of Humanity

Today in History

By The Associated Press – Tue Dec 30, 12:29 pm ET Today is Friday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2009. There are 356 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: [We may have said this last yr., but: "Highlight?" — Ed.] 
On Jan. 9, 1913, Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was born in Yorba Linda, Calif. On this date: 
In 1788, Connecticut became the fifth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. 
In 1793, Frenchman Jean Pierre Blanchard, using a hot-air balloon, flew between Philadelphia and Woodbury, N.J. In 1859, women's suffrage leader Carrie Chapman Catt was born in Ripon, Wis. 
In 1861, Mississippi seceded from the Union. [Why the hell did we ever let those cracker tax-parasites back in the "Union?" — Ed.] In 1945, during World War II, American forces began landing at Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines. In 1964, anti-U.S. rioting broke out in the Panama Canal Zone, resulting in the deaths of 21 Panamanians and several U.S. soldiers. In 1968, the Surveyor 7 space probe made a soft landing on the moon, marking the end of the American series of unmanned explorations of the lunar surface. In 1972, reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes, speaking by telephone from the Bahamas to reporters in Hollywood, said a purportedly authorized biography of him by Clifford Irving was a fake. In 1997, a Comair commuter plane crashed 18 miles short of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, killing all 29 people on board. Ten years ago: At the White House, presidential advisers prepared a public and legal defense in President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice; Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, meanwhile, pledged "above all, fairness" to the president, who ended up being acquitted. 
Five years ago: Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced that the nation's threat level had been lowered from orange to yellow. Officials said Pentagon lawyers determined that former Iraq leader Saddam Hussein had been a prisoner of war since his capture. An Ohio woman who'd claimed to have lost a lottery ticket worth $162 million was charged with filing a false police report. (Elecia Battle was later convicted of the misdemeanor and put on one year's probation.) One year ago: President Bush, on his first visit to Israel as president, warned Iran of "serious consequences" if it meddled again with U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf. The U.S. military reported nine American soldiers were killed in the first two days of a new offensive to root out al-Qaida in Iraq fighters holed up in districts north of Baghdad. Johnny Grant, the honorary mayor of Hollywood, died in Los Angeles at age 84. Today's Birthdays: Author Judith Krantz is 81. Football Hall-of-Famer Bart Starr is 75. Sportscaster Dick Enberg is 74. Actress K Callan is 73. Folk singer Joan Baez [Comments Queen g's pal. — Ed.] is 68. Rockabilly singer Roy Head is 68. Actress Susannah York is 68. Rock musician Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) is 65. Singer David Johansen (aka Buster Poindexter) is 59. [Doesn't look a day over 60, does he? And note butt hidden in rt. hand. — Ed.]Singer Crystal Gayle is 58. Actor J.K. Simmons is 54. [? — Ed.]
 Nobel Peace laureate and human rights activist Rigoberto Menchu is 50. Rock musician Eric Erlandson is 46. Actress Joely Richardson is 44. Rock musician Carl Bell (Fuel) is 42. Rock singer Steve Harwell (Smash Mouth) is 42. Rock singer-musician Dave Matthews is 42. Actress-director Joey Lauren Adams is 41. 
Thought for Today: "No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion." — Carrie Chapman Catt, American women's suffrage leader (1859-1947).

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Traffic Warning

Warming the cockles of our heart.
We'll be starting a car-burning campaign soon. Very soon. Many cars. Any minute now. (What's that noise in the driveway?) Every single car we can find. Even better if we can get them to explode. Drivers & passengers? Pretty much expendable. After all, it's not as if the fucking motor vehicles move around by themselves. Of course, if you automatons would stop reproducing like mayflies & purchasing shitboxes for your useless spawn to tool around in ...
If you gawd-damned people keep your fucking cars off the road, or use them only to leave town quickly, you may be spared, but our time will no longer be wasted sitting on the bus, in traffic, behind air-polluting, terror-financing (both radical Islamic extremist Moooslim terrorists, & George W. Bush/Dick Cheney-type Oil Patch terrorizers) vehicular-manslaughtering scum.
So if you (& your car) live w/in the sound of our voice, take out some "car burned up in a cool explosion" insurance, beyond the liability requirement. And if you have anything irreplaceable in your shitmobile, get it out now. 
("Hey, what's that's guy doing to my car? What the ... ?")
The above gets us warm in other areas.