Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sayonara, Suckwad!

Is It Over Yet?

"Now hear this! Now hear this! All hands relax their sphincters & resume breathing. The smoking lamp is lit!"Breaking News Alert The New York Times Tuesday, January 20, 2009 -- 12:06 PM ET ----- Obama Is Sworn In as the 44th President Barack Obama took the oath of office on Tuesday at the National Mall in Washington before what may be the largest inaugural crowd ever. Read More

Visions of Exploding Sugarplums

Now we lay us down to sleep, & when we awake tomorrow, the most recent of our long national nightmares will at last be over. Unless something untoward happens & we awaken to chaos & ...

Morbid Bidness

On January 20th, 1965, disc jockey Alan Freed died in Palm Spings, California, of kidney and liver disease. He was 42. He's credited with coining the phrase "rock and roll." [Or stealing it from colored people. — Ed.] In 1973, Jerry Lee Lewis made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry. Opry officials allowed him to perform as long as he didn't use profanities and played only country music. By the end of the set, Lewis broke both agreements. [Good for The Killer! — Ed.] In 1982, singer Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a live bat during a concert in Des Moines, Iowa. He claimed he thought it was a toy thrown to him by an audience member. In 1984, Johnny Weissmuller, an Olympic champion who went on to movie stardom as "Tarzan," died in Acapulco, Mexico, at age 79. In 1988, Beach Boy Mike Love hurled insults at Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger while the Beach Boys were being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. [Best thing a Beach Boy has ever done? Just might be. — Ed.] In 1990, actress Barbara Stanwyck, known for her role on "The Big Valley," died of heart failure. She was 82. Also, comedians Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold got married. They have since split up. In 1993, actress Audrey Hepburn died of cancer in Switzerland at the age of 63. In 1998, singer Alice Nutter [That can't be her real name, can it? — Ed.] of Chumbawamba said on "Politically Incorrect" that the band advocated fans stealing copies of their album. Virgin Megastores reacted by pulling their albums from the shelves and putting them behind the counters. Associated Press

The (Non) Miracle Of Birth

Today's Birthdays: Country singer Slim Whitman is 85. Actress Patricia Neal is 83. Comedian Arte Johnson is 80. Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin is 79. Actress Dorothy Provine is 72.Singer Eric Stewart is 64. Movie director David Lynch is 63. Actor Daniel Benzali is 59. Rock musician Paul Stanley (KISS) is 57. Rock musician Ian Hill (Judas Priest) is 57. Comedian Bill Maher is 53. Actor Lorenzo Lamas is 51. Actor James Denton ("Desperate Housewives") is 46. Rock musician Greg K. (The Offspring) is 44. Country singer John Michael Montgomery is 44. Actor Rainn Wilson ("The Office) is 43. Actress Stacey Dash is 42. TV personality Melissa Rivers is 41. Singer Xavier is 41. Singer Edwin McCain is 39. Actor Skeet Ulrich is 39. Rap musician ?uestlove (The Roots) is 38. Rock musician Rob Bourdon (Linkin Park) is 30. Associated Press

Inauguration Day (For The Last 70 Odd Yrs.)

By The Associated Press Tuesday 20 January, 12:01 am ET Pictures & sound here. Today is Tuesday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2009. There are 345 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: In 1981, Iran released 52 Americans it had held hostage for 444 days, minutes after the presidency passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan. On this date: In 1801, Secretary of State John Marshall was nominated by President John Adams to be chief justice of the United States. (He was sworn in on Feb. 4, 1801.) In 1841, the island of Hong Kong was ceded by China to Great Britain. (It returned to Chinese control in July 1997.) In 1887, the U.S. Senate approved an agreement to lease Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as a naval base. In 1936, Britain's King George V died (his demise having been hastened by his physician) [What? — Ed.]; he was succeeded by Edward VIII. In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first chief executive to be inaugurated on Jan. 20 instead of March 4.In 1942, Nazi officials held the notorious Wannsee conference, during which they arrived at their "final solution" that called for exterminating Jews. In 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn into office for an unprecedented fourth term. In 1949, President Harry S. Truman was sworn in for a second term of office. In his inaugural address, Truman branded communism a "false philosophy" as he outlined his program for U.S. world leadership. In 1969, Richard M. Nixon was sworn in as the 37th president of the United States; Spiro Agnew took the oath of vice president. In 1989, George H.W. Bush was sworn in as the 41st president of the United States; Dan Quayle took the oath of vice president. Ten years ago: For a second day, President Bill Clinton's legal team argued its case before the Senate, saying that House-passed articles of impeachment were "flawed and unfair." Five years ago: President George W. Bush, in his State of the Union address, asserted that America was strengthening its economy and successfully combatting terrorism. Dick Gephardt quit the Democratic presidential race. Martha Stewart's stock-trading trial formally began in New York. (Stewart ended up serving a five-month prison sentence for lying about a stock sale.) The Salvation Army announced a donation likely to exceed $1.5 billion from the estate of Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald's founder. One year ago: The Los Angeles Times announced its top editor, James O'Shea, had been fired after he rejected a management order to cut $4 million from the newsroom budget, 14 months after his predecessor was also ousted in a budget dispute. Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili was sworn in for a second term. The New England Patriots defeated the San Diego Chargers in the AFC championship game, pulling out a 21-12 victory that sent them back to the Super Bowl for the fourth time in seven seasons. The New York Giants won a 23-20 overtime victory over Green Bay in the NFC championship. Thought for Today: "America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." — Alexis de Tocqueville, French author (1805-1859). 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 Leftovers & extras, from a different AP: In 1896, Comedian George Burns was born Nathan Birnbaum in New York City. In 1920, Movie director Federico Fellini was born in Rimini, Italy. In 1961, John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th president of the United States. Audio LinkKennedy: "Ask not what your country can do for you ...." In 1981, Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the 40th president of the United States. In 1986, The United States observed the first federal holiday in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., & Britain and France announced plans to build the Channel Tunnel. In 1987, Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite disappeared in Beirut, Lebanon, while attempting to negotiate the release of Western hostages. In 1993, Bill Clinton was sworn in as the 42nd president of the United States. In 2001, George W. Bush took the oath of office as the 43rd president of the United States. In 2001, Hundreds of thousands of protesting Filipinos forced President Joseph Estrada to step down; Vice President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was sworn in as the new president.

Monday, January 19, 2009

More On Hal Turner (From His Own Proudly Politically Incorrect Lips)

Parody, Lampoon, Or "Public Service?"

We thought we were making civil discourse impossible w/ our "hope you get sick & die painfully, & well before your alloted time" attitude toward our political enemies, & the occasional "no one is innocent" statement, but this was recently brought to our attention, & we see we'll have to step up our game if we wish to stay competitive (or noticed, even) in the field of hate-mongering. 
Lets set the record straight: With regard to anyone attending the inauguration, none of them are innocent. [...] Barack Obama is not a natural born citizen and thus is ineligible to be president. Yet no member of The House of Representatives, no member of The Senate, no member of the Supreme Court, no member of the outgoing administration and no member of law enforcement agency is raising even one finger to "support and defend the Constitution" from this blatant usurpation. As such, they are ALL guilty. [...] Intermixed in the huddled mass of sub-human simians, will be mentally-ill Whites who call themselves Liberals and who think it ever so grand that the first black president will be sworn in. Wiping out these two segments of the population (sub-humans and mentally-ill liberal whites) would be a public service!
It's as likely as not to be parody (Internet performance art, if we wanted to pretty it up) but shouldn't the Secret Service have invited "Hal Turner" downtown for a little talk by now? Art or not.

Big Andy's Big Whinefest: Where Are The "Big Checks?"

Forget that this is the man behind the Big Hollywood curtain, Andrew Breitbart; just consider that it should be captioned: "The Thinker." The brain wave radiation is almost palpable, isn't it?In the pages of Pig Hollywood, Big Andy Breitbart shows America half of what little he's got, then one must click to read more, sending us to The Washington Times, so he can get a click over there as well, & some sure income in these troubled times. That's right, the Washington "Moonie" Times, whose backer, Rev. Moon, is "the one" people should be screeching, raving & moaning about if they're scared  of someone considering himself the "messiah."
Anyway, it's double+good schadenfreude for lefties, as A. B. admits that conservatives are nothing but Sad Sack squares who are so fucking nerdly & un-cool that they're a bunch of white guys & their missuses who are dying like geese in a jet engine.
His transparency is cute, though. Really, Andy's just a puppy who wants a treat. (And three squares a day for himself & the family, a house, a "nice" car, etc. Can you help? Older, wealthier guys hoping to meet "Hollywood" spokesmodels & actresses receive first priority.)
What the Republican Party needs to do now is figure out how to make up for 40 years of ignoring the net effect of film, television and music, and the youth culture that goes along with it. When will the people who make the big decisions and write the big checks realize the AM radio band is not enough?
We continue to be amused by the insistence of Andrew & others that all that's keeping Republicans a minority is branding. This is not a contest between two slightly differently flavored & sweetened blends of water & high fructose corn-syrup, or a pair of equally crummy American-made shit-mobiles. It's a war of ideas & thinky-stuff, not chrome fins & fizzy water. The difference between the two social-political-economic products is obvious, & no amount of trickeration will disguise the ideas for long. The right's biggest product line for the last 50+ yrs. isn't "ignorance of the net effect" of mass & youth culture, but the demonization of American culture (See: Hollywood, Big) the burning of books & records, the Junior Anti-Sex League, horror when white youth adopt black culture, and the general Puritan prudishness that attracts the repressed to Republicanism. Why do you think Republicans aren't considered "cool?" They're the party of the gawd-squad & "Get off my lawn, you little punks!" 
Andrew, how can we take you seriously when you might as well be a marketing guy who's taken on Hansen's disease sufferers (Lepers, baby!) just for the challenge?
Can the eternally disapproving grouch be made "cool," other than in the most accidentally "Oh, hell, no, I'd never vote for him or her!!" ironic way? How any of that can be changed by "taking over" a Hollywood that is a collection of de-sensitized money-grubbers & egomaniacs is beyond us.  
Perhaps, also, Breitbart's delusion that Hollywood is under the control of a mysterious cabal of rootless, cosmopolitan liberals explains his desire to run a wooden stake through Hollywood's heart.

The Democratic Party resonates on the Internet because it resonates in pop culture. The Democratic Party resonates in pop culture because it has been committed to dominating it for over a generation

We at Just Another Blog™ would have a great interest in seeing the minutes of any & all Democratic Party Central Committee or Politburo meetings where any such thing was discussed. Seriously. We may have to ask Mr. Breitbart a few questions: Where is the Democratic Party scholarship money that sent all the leftists to film school? For how long has ACORN been funding screen-writing workshops? What's the Teamsters' real interest in Hollywood?
So let the snark cease for but one moment, & also, perhaps, let us raise a glass to the brave Mr. Breitbart, & his Sisyphean task. You're a much, much, much more stubborn man than we are. Like a fucking mule, you're stubborn. Which is not good for a human being living w/ other human beings.
We wish you well securing those big wing-nut dollars for all your fantasy projects. Hell, if you're stubborn enough, you  should be able to get enough now shut up & go away development money to keep up the payments for a while. But you'll need more than mere stubbornness to get money for a political vanity project flowing in the current economic euphemism.

A Big So What

On January 19th, 1974, a nine-mile traffic jam kept fans from attending performances by Bob Dylan and The Band in Miami. Many ticketholders didn't get in until the show was half over, prompting a few demonstrations. In 1976, promoter Bill Sargent offered The Beatles at least $30 million to reunite for a concert in the US. Sargent estimated that the reunion show could gross up to $300 million. They refused. In 1977, Aretha Franklin sang "God Bless America" at a special inaugural concert for President-elect Jimmy Carter, who took the oath of office the next day. In 1980, Michael Jackson got his first gold record, for "Off the Wall." In 1989, Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle teamed up for a version of "Stand By Your Man" in honor of President-elect George Bush. Other celebrities at the Inaugural Gala included Clint Eastwood, Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra. In 1993, Fleetwood Mac reunited for the Inaugural Gala for President-elect Bill Clinton. Also, singer Tom Waits was allowed to keep the $2.5 million that a judge awarded him after he sued Frito-Lay for using a sound-alike in a commercial. The Supreme Court refused to change the amount of the award. In 1998, rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins died in Jackson, Tennessee, of complications from a recent series of strokes. He was 65. In 2006, singer Wilson Pickett died of a heart attack in Reston, Virginia. He was 64. Associated Press

Today in Birthday History

•Actress Jean Stapleton is 86. •Actress Tippi Hedren is 79. •Singer Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers is 70. •Actress Shelley Fabares is 65. •Country singer Dolly Parton is 63. •TV chef Paula Deen is 62. •Comedian Paul Rodriguez is 54. •Actress Katey Sagal (“Married ... With Children”) is 52. •Actress Drea de Matteo (“Joey,” “The Sopranos”) is 37. That's it, per the Kansas City Star. No one else currently alive & interesting or known was born on this date? Maybe 19 January is the most depressing day ever. No, so-called research finds more celebs & news-makers. Today's Birthdays: Actor Fritz Weaver is 83. Former PBS newsman Robert MacNeil is 78. Movie director Richard Lester is 77. Actor-singer Michael Crawford is 67. ABC newswoman Ann Compton is 62. Rock singer Martha ("The Motels") Davis is 58.Singer Dewey Bunnell (America) is 57. Actor Desi Arnaz Jr. is 56. Reggae musician Mickey Virtue (UB40) is 52. Actor Paul McCrane is 48. Actor William Ragsdale is 48. Tennis player Stefan Edberg is 43. Rock singer Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe) is 41. Singer Trey Lorenz is 40. Rock singer-musician John Wozniak (Marcy Playground) is 38. Comedian-impressionist Frank Caliendo is 35. Actress Marsha Thomason is 33. Actress Jodie ("Full House") Sweetin is 27. Actor Logan Lerman is 17. Associated Press Yet that's not even all. Special days from the World Of Sports were being w/held from us as well: Dan Reeves Football coach 65. Stefan Edberg Tennis Hall of Famer 43. Junior Seau Football player 40. Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini turns 38 years old today. Gymnast Shawn Johnson turns 17 years old today.AP Photo/Evan Agostini All we're saying is, 25 isn't old enough for that much eye-liner, let alone just turned 17 going on 25.

Well, Are You Depressed Yet?

Today is Monday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2009. There are 346 days left in the year. This is the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Today's Highlight in History: Two Hundred years ago, in 1809, author, poet and critic Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston.On this date: In 1736, James Watt, inventor of the steam engine, was born in Scotland. In 1807, Confederate general Robert E. Lee was born in Stratford, Westmoreland County, Va. In 1853, Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore" premiered in Rome. In 1861, Georgia seceded from the Union. In 1937, millionaire Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., in seven hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds. In 1944, the federal government relinquished control of the nation's railroads following settlement of a wage dispute. In 1955, a presidential news conference was filmed for television for the first time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In 1966, Indira Gandhi was elected prime minister of India. In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon nominated G. Harrold Carswell to the Supreme Court; however, the nomination was defeated because of controversy over Carswell's past racial views. In 1979, former Attorney General John N. Mitchell was released on parole after serving 19 months at a federal prison in Alabama. Ten years ago: President Bill Clinton delivered his State of the Union address, in which he proposed to protect Social Security by using huge budget surpluses and announced the government would sue the tobacco industry for smokers' health costs. Hours earlier, at the president's impeachment trial in the Senate, White House Counsel Charles Ruff opened the defense with ringing statements of Clinton's innocence. Five years ago: John Kerry won Iowa's Democratic caucuses, while John Edwards placed second; Howard Dean, who finished third, delivered a fist-pumping, bellowing concession speech that was viewed as politically damaging. A freighter capsized near the western Norwegian port of Bergen, killing 18. One year ago: Republican John McCain won a hard-fought South Carolina primary; Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama split the spoils in the Nevada caucuses. A soldier was killed south of Baghdad in a roadside bomb attack; his was the first American death to occur on a newly introduced, heavily armored vehicle known as MRAP. Death claimed actress Suzanne Pleshette in Los Angeles at age 70; John Stewart, a former member of the Kingston Trio, in San Diego at age 68; and former Chicago Mayor Eugene Sawyer at age 73. Thought for Today: "Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality." — Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). Associated Press Copyright © 2008 Yahoo! Southeast Asia Pte Ltd (Co. Reg. No. 199700735D). All Rights Reserved. From the alternate universe (roughly defined as anything that happens outside of the United Snakes): In 1997, Yasser Arafat returned to Hebron for the first time in more than 30 years, joining 60,000 Palestinians in celebrating the handover of the last West Bank city in Israeli control. In 1998, Rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins died at age 65. In 2001, in a deal sparing himself possible indictment, President Bill Clinton acknowledged for the first time making false statements under oath about Monica Lewinsky; he also surrendered his law license for five years. In 2004, John Kerry won Iowa's Democratic presidential caucuses; Howard Dean, who finished third, delivered a fist-pumping, bellowing concession speech that was viewed as politically damaging.
Audio LinkThe "Dean scream"
In 2006, an unmanned NASA spacecraft blasted off on a 3 billion-mile journey to Pluto. And the pictures.

Perfect Time To Kill Yourself

Entropy continues, & you'll be feeling it, gravity, & everything else today as no other, according to this report on a British calculation that 19 January is the most depressing day ever. It doesn't take into account the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday in the United States, but it's no Christmas Day, as most beside gov't. & financial workers (should there be any left) have to drag it in Monday morn & start producing surplus value for the boss to confiscate.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I Was A Hippie/I Was A Burn-Out/I Was So Wasted ...

In honor of inauguratin' time, in horror at the mainstream drivel that's corrupting our nation from Washington stages (Bon Jovi, Springsteen & U-2.? What is wrong w/ that sound-scape?) & by suggestion/request from Lesley (We are desperate for ideas, & grab any good ones that pass before us as we lurk, eel-like, in our slime-filled neon-lit cave.) we present Dirty Fucking Hippies from San Francisco,  who were advocating tearing down walls twenty yrs. before Reagan opened his yap on the subject. Shout-out to Peninsula pal Grace W. Slick, too!

Sky Nut

The 21st century started w/ electoral horror, as we might remember/how could we forget? Number two on the list of early 21st century voting horrors, in our humble opinion (We were told by a local attorney, a lib-comsymp-pinko, of course, who went to Ohio to work on the 2004 presidential results that, sadly, Ohio was more or less legit, so spare us mention of that.) is the California recall election that somehow managed to install Arnold fucking Schwarzenegger as the governor here. Number three would be the rëelection of the Kindergarten Cop. Are you stupid jerks happy now?
The governor has added state legislators and former political aides to the state payroll, with six-figure salaries. Their positions: plum posts on the same state boards and commissions that the governor crusaded to abolish a few years ago, calling them a waste of taxpayer money.  Two GOP lawmakers who recently left office and have limited expertise in thorny employment issues have received jobs at the state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. The panel met 12 times last year, and members are paid $128,109.
At the same time he rewards his cronies for losing elections (not to ignore those who've been termed-out & are such stupid jerks they can't even get jobs w/ the corporate entities they spent their time in Sacramento doing favors for) 
Schwarzenegger made the most recent appointments just days after ordering 238,000 state workers to be furloughed two days a month or take an equivalent pay cut of about 9%. He also requested that the state payroll be reduced an additional 10%, including layoffs if necessary.
Can we just hear that first part again? Yeah, that one.
The same state boards and commissions that the governor crusaded to abolish a few years ago, calling them a waste of taxpayer money.
Liar, or incompetent B-movie joke? Either way, the people of Kah-lee-4-nee-yah voted the useless piece of human waste & steroid abuse into office twice. How best to punish them further?

While They Remain Meaningful: Dear Leader Makes The Tough Decisionss

You mean an un-dead vampire, like this Pope?
Then we get into the actual graven idolatry.
We're guessing the two ghosts above are so sad because they're incorporeal & can't kick Bush's ass for all eternity. Yet. (Though the hands on the shoulder may indicate they're there to make damn sure he gets out like the damn spot he is.)

Hoping For A New Frontier

The parallel is nevertheless slight. Much more instructive are the monumental differences between then and now. The most obvious, of course, is race. Almost as striking is the transformed role of women. The very words “national security” now mean something dramatically different. The digital revolution has altered both the media and the message. And what may have changed most of all is America’s standing in the world.
A wretched old person whining about how much better it was at the birth of the "New Frontier." At least it isn't nostalgia for "when the coloreds knew their place."

"Men Let Your Wallets Flop Out/Women Open Your Purses"

A liberal (in the non-political sense) estimation of what the Bush Admin. has cost America in money. The cost in intangibles (status, good will, respect, morale, blah, etc., blah) is intangible. Perhaps so huge that it may never be accurately measured, until the empire Bush tried to build has collapses on itself & we've apologized for a generation or so. (See: Germany, post-WWII.)

Fever Mounting In Freezing Weather

Guess the Prez-in-waiting took the "Love Train" to D. C. yesterday. Here it is:Where he was confronted by this
Certain elements of our society will be much better off if they get used to photos like this & shut up about it. Not that they will. That's why we're telling them now. To tick them off so they'll keep doing it because they think it "irritates" people. Which it does. But not in a good way. Photo: Alex Brandon/AP

Bresciani's Believe It Or Shove It!

Rev. Michael Bresciani is a Christian author and a columnist for several online sites and magazines. His articles are now read in every country in the world. For articles and news from around the world, visit "The Website for Insight."
But don't go there before looking at the Reverend's "Top 10 most unbelievable things of 2008 -- or maybe of all time."
That there are only ten is also hard to believe when in reality there are literally hundreds.
Literally. Numero Uno on the list? The Birth Certificate. Followed by Evolution (He can't "believe" it.) Space Travel Won't Save Us ("Don't mean to put a damper on the 'one giant step for mankind' thing but even modern man with all his dreams of empirical salvation might need to grow up a bit.") "Hollywood still produces films in which sounds are heard in outer space," Big Bang Bullshit ("The only sound here is the bursting bubble of mans [sic] intellectual pride. Explain the gases before resuming classes.") & "I Can't Believe People Don't Believe The Bible." 

The World Is A Möbius* Strip

Let's look at Thomas Friedman & his stupid mustache again
“Right now,” said David Smick, author of “The World Is Curved,” “the bankers are sitting on mountains of cash, including our bailout money, because they know their true balance sheets are a disaster — far worse than publicly stated.”
The fucking cretin has to quote from a book whose title, at least, is a direct rebuttal to Friedman's own magnum opus, The World Is Flat. Irony, anyone? *Silly pictures & multi-dimensional thinking! Wow, man.

Rich on Racism, Washington D. C. Style

From his self-described vantage as "that odd duck, a native Washingtonian whose parents were not in government," NYT columnist Frank Rich discusses Americas's racial history as exemplified by the Washington, D. C. he knew.

There was so much we didn’t know, so much Americans still don’t know. Take the Lincoln Memorial, to which the Obama family paid so poignant a nocturnal visit this month. If you look up coverage of the memorial’s 1922 dedication ceremonies in The Times, you can read of President Harding’s forceful oration commemorating the demise of slavery. You also learn that Dr. Robert R. Moton, the president of the Tuskegee Institute, was invited to pay tribute to Lincoln “in the name of 12,000,000 Negroes.”

Here’s what The Times did not report about Moton: “Instead of being placed on the speaker’s platform, he was relegated along with other distinguished colored people to an all-Negro section separated by a road from the rest of the audience.”

And he then goes on to suggest that the election of Barack Hussein Obama has not solved this problem once & for all. Imagine. How can these lefty-libs be so blind to all the good that is This Great Nation of Ours™?

Dana Perino Wraps It Up

Hey, who the hell's B. O.'s press weasel, anyway? Photo: Doug Mills/The NYTThe last Bush Admin. press conference (Barring the "We have started bombing ..." one. Don't they like to start these things during half-time at football games? Big NFL games today.) occurred Friday.
The room grew hushed with anticipation when Jim Axelrod, the CBS correspondent, asked Ms. Perino what she really thought of the media, and if President Bush had been subjected to bias. “Here’s the thing,’’ she said. “I don’t think that I would always be asked about my feelings about liberal bias in the media if there wasn’t any liberal bias in the media.” Mr. Axelrod interrupted. “For the record," he said, “I just asked about bias.’’
Who's biased now?

(10:00) Rescue

Damn. No network ninnies blathering over it either. Talkies, our ass.

Are We Truly So Easily Entertained?

On January 18th, 1969, former Beatles drummer Pete Best won his defamation suit against the Beatles. He had sought $8 million, but was awarded considerably less. In 1973, The Rolling Stones held a benefit concert in Los Angeles for victims of an earthquake in Nicaragua. Mick Jagger's wife Bianca had relatives in Nicaragua. The concert raised more than $400,000. Also in 1973, Pink Floyd began recording "Dark Side of the Moon." Thirty-five years ago, in 1974, the band Bad Company was formed. [And 35 yrs. of suck followed. — Ed.] In 1987, musician Steve Winwood married Eugenia Grafton. [No divorce report on these two? — Ed.] In 1989, The Rolling Stones, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and the late Otis Redding were among those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. One of the highlights of the ceremony was a tribute to Roy Orbison, who had died the previous month. In 1991, three people were crushed to death at an AC/DC concert in Salt Lake City. The victims had been pinned by people who rushed the stage. In 1995, Grateful Dead singer Jerry Garcia crashed a rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. Garcia wasn't even scratched. [Nonetheless, he was dead by September of that yr. — Ed.] In 1996, Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson. [Shit, no one saw that one coming, did they? Why, in the name of hell, is the AP wasting anyone's time w/ this gunk? Why are we dignifying their idiocy by commenting on it after stealing & re-printing it? — Ed.] Associated Press

Born On This Date; Will Die Eventually Like The Lesser Known Among Us

Movie director John Boorman is 76. Singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro is 68. Comedian-singer-musician Brett Hudson is 56. Actor-director Kevin Costner is 54. Country singer Mark Collie is 53. Actress Jane Horrocks is 45.Comedian Dave Attell is 44. Actor Jesse L. Martin is 40. Associated Press

What a Species

By The Associated Press 58 mins ago Today is Sunday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2009. There are 347 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 18, 1919, the Paris Peace Conference, held to negotiate peace treaties ending World War I, opened in Versailles, France. On this date: In 1778, English navigator Captain James Cook reached the Hawaiian Islands, which he dubbed the "Sandwich Islands." [Big ups to the Earl of Sandwich, who invented the Big Mac™ & financed Cook's voyage to Hawai'i. —  Ed.] In 1862, the 10th president of the United States, John Tyler, died in Richmond, Va., at age 71. In 1892, comedian Oliver Hardy was born in Harlem, Ga. In 1904, actor Cary Grant was born Archibald Leach in Bristol, England. In 1911, the first landing of an aircraft on a ship took place as pilot Eugene B. Ely brought his Curtiss biplane in for a safe landing on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco Harbor. In 1943, during World War II, the Soviets announced they'd broken through the long Nazi siege of Leningrad. (It was another year before the siege was fully lifted.) A wartime ban on the sale of pre-sliced bread in the U.S. — aimed at reducing bakeries' demand for metal replacement parts — went into effect. Sixty years ago, in 1949, Charles Ponzi, engineer of one of the most spectacular swindles in history, died destitute in the charity ward of a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at age 66. In 1957, a trio of B-52s completed the first nonstop, round-the-world flight by jet planes, landing at March Air Force Base in California after more than 45 hours aloft. In 1967, Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the "Boston Strangler," was convicted in Cambridge, Mass., of armed robbery, assault and sex offenses. (Sentenced to life, DeSalvo was killed in prison in 1973.) In 1990, a jury in Los Angeles acquitted former preschool operators Raymond Buckey and his mother, Peggy McMartin Buckey, of 52 child molestation charges. Ten years ago: Defying global outrage over the massacre of 45 ethnic Albanian civilians in Kosovo, Serb forces pounded villages with artillery. The Yugoslav government also ordered the American head of the Kosovo peace mission to leave the country and barred a U.N. investigator who was looking into the massacre. Five years ago: A suicide truck bombing outside the headquarters of the U.S.-led coalition in Baghdad killed at least 31 people. A 15-day hostage drama began at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Lewis near Buckeye, where two inmates attempting to escape took two correctional officers hostage. (One guard was released midway through the ordeal; the other, Lois Fraley, was held the entire time, during which she was raped and beaten.) The New England Patriots earned their second trip to the Super Bowl in three seasons by defeating the Indianapolis Colts 24-14 in the AFC championship game; the Carolina Panthers defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 14-3, in the NFC championship game. One year ago: With recession fears rising and the stock market tumbling, President George W. Bush called for up to $150 billion in tax relief for consumers and business, saying there was no time to waste. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon designated George Clooney a U.N. "messenger of peace" to promote the world body's activities. Actress Lois Nettleton died in Woodland Hills, Calif., at age 80. Thought for Today: " Look for a long time at what pleases you, and for a longer time at what pains you." — Colette, French author (1873-1954). 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. And from the alternate universe where Yahoo! isn't censoring the AP: In 1782, Lawyer and statesman Daniel Webster was born in Salisbury, N.H. In 1788, The first English settlers arrived in Australia's Botany Bay to establish a penal colony. In 1871, William I of Prussia was proclaimed German Emperor in Versailles, France. In 1892, Oliver Hardy of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy was born Norvell Hardy in Harlem, Ga. In 1936, Author Rudyard Kipling died in Burwash, England, at age 70. In 1990, Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry was arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting. (He was later convicted of a misdemeanor.) In 1991, Financially strapped Eastern Airlines shut down after 62 years in business. In 1993, The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was observed in all 50 states for the first time. In 2005,The world's largest commercial jet, an Airbus A380 that can carry 800 passengers, was unveiled in Toulouse, France. And here's this date in pictures.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Beer Refreshing

From Candy.

More Songs About Jealousy & Bitterness

The cover illustration for the print edition of a Matt Taibbi critique of Thomas Friedman. Easy, sure, but until the fuck disappears from the national discourse, or at least stays the hell off our tee vee screen, a necessary target.

Today's Marriage in History - 17 January

On January 17th, 1926, George Burns and Gracie Allen were married.[Are they still married? No? Well then? — Ed.]In 1965, the Rolling Stones recorded "The Last Time" and "Play With Fire" in Los Angeles. In 1970, singer Billy Stewart and three members of his band were killed when their car went off a bridge in North Carolina. Stewart was 32. His biggest hit was his cover of the George Gershwin song "Summertime." In 1972, part of Highway 51 South in Memphis was renamed Elvis Presley Boulevard. It runs in front of Graceland. In 1974, Dean Martin's son Dino, of Dino, Desi and Billy, was arrested after he allegedly tried to sell a machine gun to an undercover agent. He was released on bail the next day. [No recollection of that one. Dino eventually flew his California ANG plane into a local mountain. — Ed.] In 1975, "Baretta" premiered on ABC. In 1979, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt announced that they would record an album together. The result was the album "Trio," which wasn't released until eight years later. In 1990, The Four Seasons, The Four Tops, The Kinks, The Platters, Simon and Garfunkel and The Who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1993, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Washington for a free outdoor concert that was staged as part of the Presidential inaugural festivities. Performers included Michael Bolton and Aretha Franklin. In 1996, talk show host Phil Donahue announced he was retiring after the end of the season, after 29 years on the air. In 2001, Metallica announced bassist Jason Newsted had quit. Associated Press

A Late Birthday Gift for M. O.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Betty White is 87. Actor James Earl Jones is 78. Talk show host Maury Povich is 70. Former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali is 67.Pop singer Chris Montez is 67. Rhythm-and-blues singer William Hart (The Delfonics) is 64. Rock musician Mick Taylor is 61. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sheila Hutchinson (The Emotions) is 56. Singer Steve Earle is 54. Singer Paul Young is 53. Actor-comedian Steve Harvey is 52. Singer Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) is 50. Actor-comedian Jim Carrey is 47. Future first lady Michelle Obama is 45.Actor Joshua Malina is 43. Singer Shabba Ranks is 43. Actor Naveen Andrews is 40. Actor Freddy Rodriguez is 34. Actress Zooey Deschanel is 29. Associated Press 

Shakin' All Over: Jan. 17 Throughout History

By The Associated Press – 1 hr 36 mins ago Today is Saturday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2009. There are 348 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 17, 1961, in his farewell address, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned against the rise of "the military-industrial complex." On this date: In 1562, French Protestants were recognized under the Edict of St. Germain. In 1893, the 19th president of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes, died in Fremont, Ohio, at age 70; Hawaii's monarchy was overthrown as a group of businessmen and sugar planters forced Queen Lili'uokalani to abdicate. In 1917, the United States paid Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands. In 1945, Soviet and Polish forces liberated Warsaw during World War II; Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews, disappeared in Hungary while in Soviet custody. In 1946, the United Nations Security Council held its first meeting, in London. In 1966, a U.S. Air Force B-52 carrying four unarmed hydrogen bombs crashed on the Spanish coast. (Three of the bombs were quickly recovered, but the fourth wasn't recovered until April.) In 1977, convicted murderer Gary Gilmore, 36, was shot by a firing squad at Utah State Prison in the first U.S. execution in a decade. In 1989, five children were shot to death at the Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, Calif., by a drifter, Patrick Purdy, who then killed himself. In 1994, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California, killing at least 72 people. In 1995, more than 6,000 people were killed when an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 devastated the city of Kobe, Japan. Ten years ago: As White House lawyers met to work on President Bill Clinton's defense, their client spent the day preparing for his State of the Union address. The defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos defeated the New York Jets, 23-10, to win the American Football Conference title; the Atlanta Falcons upset the Minnesota Vikings, 30-27, to win the National Football Conference championship. Five years ago: Three U.S. soldiers were killed north of Baghdad, pushing the U.S. death toll in the Iraq conflict to 500. Hollywood producer Ray Stark died at age 88. One year ago: Bobby Fischer, the chess master who became a Cold War icon when he dethroned the Soviet Union's Boris Spassky as world champion in 1972, died in Reykjavik, Iceland, at age 64. Character actor Allan Melvin died in Los Angeles at age 84. Thought for Today: "The course of history can be changed but not halted." — Paul Robeson, American actor, singer and civil rights activist (1898-1976).

Friday, January 16, 2009

More Songs About Union People

The fact that working people who belong to unions (still little or no mention of the builders & ground crews) may have saved lives (all the lives) is disturbing to those who see little worth to AmeriKKKa beyond it's ability to murder from the air on a massive scale.
How is the right to be dealt w/ ? No one has said the pilot didn't do an incredible job. No admission that the rescuers performed excellently will diminish Air Force flight training, or all that Cap't. Sullenberger did. It's not an either/or situation. Plenty of credit to share. But to these die-hards, there's no middle ground, nothing but "Our Real America is a great nation, you libruls are tearing down the military & free enterprise if you don't give all credit to those great institutions."  
emptywheel mentions the union affiliation of rescue workers, & some witch is all over it & makes a political mess out of it. Everything is political, but you needn't politicize everything. Isn't that, like, fascist, or communist, or something-ist that's bad?
The comments, ClownHall & everywhere, are always most telling of what the blogger really wants to say, & of what deep thoughts the great mass of un-washed trailer trash are inspired to by such typing. Read 'em & weep.
A tip of the Boufffant chapeau to World O' Crap for bringing this crap to our attention. 

Circuit City Bosses Deserve To Live In Public Housing: The Park!

From The NYT, why Circuit City swirls toward the toilet: [I]ts problems go back a decade, from buying cheap real estate leases in inferior locations to laying off its most experienced sales staff. The latter saved money but cost the company employee morale and countless customers. “They basically destroyed all their customer loyalty among all their best customers in one fell swoop,” said Britt Beemer, chief executive and founder of America’s Research Group. “That was really the beginning of the end.” Mr. Businessman's failure has affected more than the remaining inexperienced C. C. employees, of course. The disappearance of the national chain means that in many markets consumers are running out of places to buy electronics, though shoppers are not the only ones being affected. The loss of Circuit City will probably be felt throughout the supply line as electronics manufacturers find themselves less able to negotiate prices. There's been much talk of the "criminalization of politics." This "issue" is usually raised by Republicans who've been caught politicizing a non-political area of gummint (the Dep't. of Justice, for example). We modestly propose a similar "criminalization of business." Admit that business, like politics, is, a priori, a criminal enterprise, & those who enter should absolutely expect to fail (the "possibility" of failure the excuse given by free-market glibertarians for the "reward" of the opportunity to steal everything you can from any corporate entity, its employees & any other markets available) & as soon as we see former tycoons, failed entrepreneurs & the other living proof that capitalism is a crock of barely post-feudal delusion wandering the streets in wooden barrels w/ rope shoulder straps, we'll shut up about whichever jackasses of the moment who have manipulated the markets into a paper fortune for themselves & gotten away w/ it. We do not want to see any more of this sort of thing (Un-Holy g*wd alone knows we don't want to type any more research terms into tiny boxes. When does the telepathic laptop/Web-o-matic head-implant get here? Right after the flying cars?):
Behind the flameout of controversial CEO Bob Nardelli (9 January 2007)
Nardelli: Chrysler Is Not Being Prepped for Sale
(11 January 2009)
Why does Nardelli get the chance to run two companies into the ground? Where's his wooden barrel? 
On his way out the door, however, Nardelli negotiated another jaw-dropper: a $210 million retirement package that assures that he and his former employer will remain at the center of the swirling debate over CEO compensation. Nardelli declined to comment.
No comment. Hunh. We imagine he could afford a regular barrel & a Sunday-go-to-meeting barrel (w/ real suspenders) out of that $210 million. We doubt if he'll leave Chrysler any lighter in the wallet either. The guys w/ the buckets of cash are there to bail Bob out. We'll be picking through the ruins of Circuit City bright & early tomorrow. See you there!

Homelessness: It's Your Fault, Of Course

Photo: Robert Gauthier/LAT
More than 700 wait hours in line, hoping to get one of 240 applications to be entered in a lottery for one of 58 new units in a low-cost apartment building.
More on the SoCal decent, affordable housing crisis (as mentioned immediately below) from the bankrupt newspaper that raised its price by 50% this wk. (There's about to be an affordable newspaper crisis in the Southland too, you betcha.)

Screwed Again!! (For Once, We Offer To Consume To Help This Horrid Consumer Society, & What Do We Get? The Back Of The Hand!)

Oh, the injustice: Bankrupt Circuit City is about to dump its load of consumer electronics on the North American market (as soon as tomorrow a. m. in some areas) & while the editorial staff here has money burning a hole in its wallet, & will be needing a brand new, high-tech, high-definition, digitally-tuning flat-screen telebision set as soon as they can find someplace to live, they don't have any place to put that flat-screen in the mean-time, & so  won't be able to take advantage of the deep discounts. Bugger all.And people wonder why we hate this world of shit & pain w/ the white-hot passion, etc., that we do.

Bye Bye Bush, Bye Bye

We cannot get enough of this man, & we are so sorry he must leave us.

TV on the Internet

Four Thousand Words

TBogg has compiled Hugh Hewitt's greatest literary endeavors. Do look.

Today's Collection of Jerks & Dullards

Today's Birthdays: Author William Kennedy is 81. Author-editor Norman Podhoretz is 79. [Will not be missed. And we hope he dies in an IDF raid. — Ed.] Rock musician Bob Bogle (The Ventures) is 75. Opera singer Marilyn Horne is 75. Auto racer A.J. Foyt is 74. Singer Barbara Lynn is 67. Country singer Ronnie Milsap is 66. Country singer Jim Stafford is 65. Talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger is 62. [Most successful at being a bitch in public. Ever. — Ed.] Movie director John Carpenter is 61. Actress-dancer-choreographer Debbie Allen is 59. Singer Sade is 50. 
Associated Press

This Date In Entertainment History - January 16: Paul McCartney's Bad Day

In 1942, 33 year-old actress Carole Lombard (Mrs. Clark Gable) her mother and about 20 other people were killed when their plane crashed near Las Vegas. They were returning from a war-bond promotion tour.In 1957, the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, opened. It became famous as the place where The Beatles were a house band. In 1964, the musical "Hello, Dolly!" starring Carol Channing, opened on Broadway. In 1970, The Who began a tour of European opera houses, performing excerpts from the rock opera "Tommy." [Your editor caught them at the Théâtre des Champs Élysées in Paris. — Ed.] In 1973, the last episode of "Bonanza" aired on NBC. In 1976, the live album "Frampton Comes Alive!" was released. In 1980, Paul McCartney was jailed in Tokyo after customs agents found marijuana in his luggage. Exactly four years later, he was arrested for marijuana possession in Barbados. In 1990, actors Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers released a statement that said they were ending their three-year marriage. In 1991, The Byrds and Wilson Pickett were among those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1996, Jamaican authorities opened fire on Jimmy Buffett's seaplane, mistaking it for a drug trafficker's plane. U2 singer Bono was with Buffett, but neither one was hurt. [No comment. Just shoot better next time, "authorities." — Ed.] And, Wayne Newton performed his 25,000th Las Vegas show. Newton has performed more shows as a headliner in Las Vegas than any other entertainer. Associated Press 

The Cycle of Life: Boring As Shit

Today in History - Jan. 16

Today is Friday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2009. There are 349 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 16, 1920, Prohibition began in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect, one year to the day after its ratification. (It was later repealed by the 21st Amendment.)

On this date:

In 1547, Ivan IV of Russia (popularly known as "Ivan the Terrible") was crowned Czar.

In 1883, the U.S. Civil Service Commission was established.

In 1919, pianist and statesman Ignacy Jan Paderewski became the first premier of the newly created republic of Poland.

In 1944, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower took command of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in London.

In 1969, two manned Soviet Soyuz spaceships became the first vehicles to dock in space and transfer personnel.

In 1978, NASA named 35 candidates to fly on the space shuttle, including Sally K. Ride, who became America's first woman in space, and Guion S. Bluford Jr., who became America's first black astronaut in space.

In 1989, three days of rioting began in Miami when a police officer fatally shot a black motorcyclist, causing a crash that also claimed the life of a passenger. (The officer, William Lozano, was convicted of manslaughter, but then was acquitted in a retrial.)

In 2003, the space shuttle Columbia blasted off under extremely tight security; on board was Israel's first astronaut, Ilan Ramon. (The mission ended in tragedy when the shuttle broke up during its return descent, killing all seven crew members.)

In 2007, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., launched his successful bid for the White House.

Ten years ago: Closing three days of opening arguments, House prosecutors demanded President Bill Clinton's removal from office, telling a hushed Senate that otherwise the presidency itself may be "deeply and perhaps permanently damaged." Forty-five ethnic Albanians were found slain near the southern Kosovo village of Racak.

Five years ago: Pop star Michael Jackson pleaded innocent to child molestation charges during a court appearance in Santa Maria, Calif.; the judge scolded Jackson for being 21 minutes late. (Jackson was eventually acquitted.) NASA announced that the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope would be allowed to degrade and eventually become useless. Freddy Adu, the 14-year-old phenom, was selected by D.C. United as the first pick in Major League Soccer draft.

One year ago: President George W. Bush closed out his Mideast trip with a brief visit to Egypt, where he was welcomed by President Hosni Mubarak. Archbishop Earl Paulk, the 80-year-old leader of a megachurch, pleaded guilty in Atlanta to lying under oath about his sexual affairs and was sentenced to 10 years' probation.

Thought for Today: "Only the sinner has the right to preach." — Christopher Morley, American journalist (1890-1957).

And from an AP in a parallel universe, uncensored by Yahoo! News.
AP Highlight in History: On Jan. 16, 1991, the White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait. 1988 Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder was fired as a CBS sports commentator one day after making a racist comment. 1992 The government of El Salvador and rebel leaders signed a pact in Mexico City ending 12 years of civil war that had killed at least 75,000 people. 2001 Laurent Kabila, president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, was killed in a shooting at his home. 2006 Africa's first elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was sworn in as Liberia's president.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Daily Wrap-Up (Abso-fucking-lutely Not A Regular Feature)

Good fortune, skill, training, preparation, & geese all combined in New York today. If you've just risen from the dead you might not have known. If you've been (or at least think you've been) alive today, you probably don't know if anything else happened. 
George "Worst President Ever" Bush's ta-ta to the nation, mercifully short (he probably didn't want to do it anyway) & no more or less offensive in its stupidity & tired old crap than any other of his appearances or activities, was shoved in our faces, but, on CNN at least (not a digital wonderland here at the Neon Motel, no other "news" channels available) as soon as the fork was in the president it was back to Crash Coverage 2009, sparing us a review of the most offensive presidential sound-bites, sparing George the raking over the coals he'd have gotten from half the pundits, & sparing the other half of the talking heads either (depending on who drew which talking points today) the embarrassment of attempting to justify/explain the last eight yrs., or the embarrassment of trying to talk about Reagan while disowning Bush as "not a real conservative."
Whew ... weren't expecting to do a whole sentence on the Farewell Address. 
We started w/ the goose attack in NYC, and while not taking anything away from everyone on the scene, who were close to perfect, there has been little or no mention of those who designed, engineered, built & maintained the "luckiest" plane in the world. 
Class fucking warfare. The plane held up, & all the great piloting in the world wouldn't have made any difference if it hadn't. (Human Popsicles Fished From Hudson) So a tip of the Bouffant (Friend of the Worker) chapeau to all the jacks & jills who get their hands dirty every day, making them or keeping them in the air, & to hell w/ the glory hound fly-boys.
Last Night Joke-Fest Wrap-Up:
Letterman's writers: "Airbus: Floats even better than it flies."

Bush Farewell Update: "Good" & "Evil" Bullshit Re Redux

Just fucking die, you piece of crap. Can you speak, or read, or memorize, or whatever it is you do, anything that is not the most stupid, mawkish platitudinous crap? 
Will it take the Jaws of Life to extract your head from its comfy hiding place? Even when the shit is wiped from your eyes, will you see anything? 
Prick. Drunken loser. You are beneath the contempt of good people. And our contempt as well. 
Wishing you a painful, misery-filled retirement, in every aspect of your should-not-be-allowed-to-continue existence.
P. S.: The Decider no longer has the "guts" to take on the "evil" of any sovereign nation that is not  threatening us this time. But he still has four more days in which to destroy the world in a fit of pique. Our sphincter remains clenched.

Look! Look! Islamo-Fascist Bacteria!

You could read it here. (It's by well known as a douchebag Andrew Klavan. See, we're not calling him a douchebag, we're just saying that he is well-known as a douchebag. The truth is out there, & it's close by.)
You could listen to Rush Limbaugh read it (w/ a few extrapolations).
Or, for the same result, you could stick your head in a toilet & give yourself a swirlie.
We'll save you the trouble.
 We have great politicians like Sarah Palin–who could well be president in not eight years but four–honest newsmen like Bret Baer and genius commentators like Rush–and Ann Coulter, who’s only about ten times smarter, funnier and more talented as a satirist than Jon Stewart or Bill Maher will ever be.  The left can’t out-argue these mind-warriors so they try to ridicule, disdain and isolate them, to make us feel ashamed that we admire and respect them.
It's the media that makes you ashamed of admiring & respecting hate-filled blow-hards? Have you no conscience, no values, no morality, no principles? Apparently not, judging from this:
The left has to lie for the simple reason that they’re wrong and we’re right, their policies don’t work and ours do.  Look at the cities that liberal politicians and programs have devoured like locusts.  Look at the liberal states that can’t rein in their spending even as they go broke.  Look at how environmentalists have made us energy-slaves to monsters overseas.  And look at how leftist, anti-patriotic and anti-religious policies in Europe have turned a once-great culture into a corpse that is being consumed by Islamo-fascist bacteria as we watch.
Okie-dokie, if that's your story & you want to stick w/ it, good luck to you, "mind-warriors." But despite your efforts, this remains a free country. You might want to check on whose policies are & aren't working, which city was "devoured" by liberal locusts, & just who made us "energy-slaves to monsters overseas?" Hint on the last one? There are monsters right here in America. Maybe AmeriKKKan monsters are OK, just not foreign ones.
Islamo-fascist bacteria? Is that a form of rat/cockroach-like vermin that must be exterminated? Thought so. We've heard that sort of thing before. Where was it?