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|| 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.

Fascism, Psychiatry & (Hey, That's Enough Right There!)

Norah Vincent, who was obviously a nutter (look at this "Palestinians are scum" screed from over seven yrs. ago; she's really ahead of her time) some yrs. ago when she was at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (NB: They're in favor of "democracies," that is, Europe [sort of], Israel, & the "English speaking world." Not necessarily in favor of the defense of the more abstract "democracy.") finally wised up & decided to check into the Acorn Academy to get her shit together. Or to obtain material for her new book, reviewed here by one of the Nazi pill-pushers who help make psychiatry what it is today: nothing. Vince's conclusion, & the shrink/reviewer's take thereon?
Much ink has been spilled over the question of resistance to change in psychotherapy, and most people are conflicted, whether consciously or unconsciously, about giving up their neuroses. But that is about internal conflict and unconscious motivation, not, as Vincent would have it, "because people — patients — are the way they are, often lazy, stubbornly self-indulgent, passive, and irresponsible." The therapeutic life lesson of her experience at the Sanctum is individual responsibility and self-discipline: "You want to be happy? You want to be well? Then put your boots on."
Not in a fucking society like this one. Not in a world where
Mental illness, it was argued, was not a medical disturbance like physical illness but a social construction that enabled society to control deviant behavior by labeling it as pathology and sequestering it.
No sane person could be anywhere near "happy" (another social construct) in a world w/ people like Norah Vincent in it. Although there is some delusional behavior that we might indeed want to "sequester."
It truly boggled the mind that any people, no matter what their cause or sufferings, could rejoice openly and unashamedly in the deaths of thousands of innocents. It was grotesque, and demonstrative of a people whose common creed is kill or be killed, and whose disrespect for human life not their own was savagely apparent. This was beyond beastly. No animal stoops so low as to fete the death of his foe.
Is she referring to Israelis or Palestinians? Or AmeriKKKans? (Remember body counts?) No other mammal holds its fellow mammals captive in their own land, either.
It is also time for the Bush administration to stop bending over backward to accommodate the Palestinians, and to stop allowing them to perpetuate the image of themselves as equal partners in the peace process. They are not. And they won't be until every member of Hamas is incarcerated for life, not just passed through the revolving prison door for the eyes of Western cameras. The United States has been complicit in the Palestinian fraud, Clinton because he was more interested in his legacy than the realities of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Bush because he has tolerated Arafat's Janus-faced mendacity with nauseating goodwill, and has been unwilling even to propose extending the war on terror to the next logical locale: the West Bank. Iraq is tertiary. We must set our sights on the nearer culprits.
Yow. "Culprits" in what, exactly? Celebrating what they saw as a victory? We all remember V-J Day (in 1945, kids, end of WWII) when the nation, in its moment of victory, somberly considered the unfortunate deaths of the brave but mis-guided enemy soldiers, & the deaths of many innocent enemy civilians. What a downer that was! No amount of talking therapy is going to straighten Ms. Vincent out. We do hope she's happy now that the move to incarcerate (or kill) every member of Hamas has finally gotten underway. Too bad about all that wasted time in Iraq though. Now where's that strait-jacket? I'm off my meds again.

Elvis Day

On Jan. 8, 1935, Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. He died at his Graceland mansion in Memphis in 1977. In 1966, the last episode of ABC's "Shindig" music show was broadcast. The Kinks and The Who were the guest performers. Thirty-five years ago, in 1974, Kiss signed its first recording contract, with Casablanca Records.Thirty years ago, in 1979, the Canadian government named Rush its official "Ambassadors of Music." [Gawd!! Anne Murray would've been a better choice. — Ed.] Twenty years ago, in 1989, the musical "42nd Street" closed on Broadway after more than 3,400 performances. In 1990, a Los Angeles judge ruled that columnist Art Buchwald came up with the idea that inspired the Eddie Murphy movie "Coming To America." Buchwald had sued Paramount Pictures, claiming the studio stole the idea. In 1991, guitarist Steve Clark of Def Leppard was found dead in his London home. He was 30. A coroner ruled that Clark's death was the result of heavy drinking. Ten years ago, in 1993, at a minute after midnight, the Elvis Presley commemorative stamp went on sale at his Graceland mansion in Memphis. People in the rest of the country got to buy them at post offices starting at noon. In 1996, Robert Dewey Hoskins was found guilty of stalking Madonna. In 2005, Motley Crue singer Vince Neil married Lia Gerardini in Las Vegas. It was his fourth marriage, her second. Associated Press

Civility Sucks

Via Tengrain (We fucking hate bread that tastes like wood!) at Depenable Renegade, a long one on why it's perfectly alright to be a hateful little shit. Not that we need anyone's fucking permission.
Similarly, snark, irony’s brat, flourishes in an age of doublespeak and idiocy that’s too rarely called out elsewhere. Snark is not a honk of blasé detachment; it’s a clarion call of frustrated outrage.
There. Totally justified. Again, not that we give a shit about approval. Really.

8 January: No Fly Zone

By The Associated Press – Tue Dec 30, 12:28 pm ET Today is Thursday, Jan. 8th, the eighth day of 2009. There are 357 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: In 1935, rock-and-roll legend Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Miss. On this date: In 1798, the Eleventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was declared in effect by President John Adams nearly three years after its ratification by the states; it prohibited a citizen of one state from suing another state in federal court. In 1815, U.S. forces led by Gen. Andrew Jackson defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans, the closing engagement of the War of 1812. [C'mon, you could mention that it occurred two wks. after the peace treaty was signed. War-moingers. — Ed.] In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson outlined his "Fourteen Points" for lasting peace after World War I. Mississippi became the first state to ratify the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, which established Prohibition. In 1959, Charles de Gaulle was inaugurated as president of France's Fifth Republic. In Cuba, Fidel Castro and his army arrived in Havana in triumph following the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista. In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a "War on Poverty" in his State of the Union address. In 1973, the Paris peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam resumed. In 1976, Chinese premier Zhou Enlai died in Beijing. In 1987, for the first time, the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 2,000, ending the day at 2,002.25. Twenty years ago, in 1989, 47 people were killed when a British Midland Boeing 737-400 carrying 126 people crashed in central England. In 2003, a US Airways Express commuter plane crashed at the Charlotte, N.C., airport, killing all 21 people on board. A Turkish Airlines jet crashed in Turkey, killing 75 people. Ten years ago: By a unanimous vote, senators formally ratified the rules for President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial. The top two executives of Salt Lake City's Olympic organizing committee resigned amid disclosures that civic boosters had given cash to members of the International Olympic Committee. Five years ago: A U.S. Black Hawk medivac helicopter crashed near Fallujah, Iraq, killing all nine soldiers aboard. Libya agreed to compensate family members of victims of a 1989 bombing of a French passenger plane over the Niger desert that killed 170 people. One year ago: Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican John McCain won the New Hampshire primaries. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Steven L. Jordan, the only officer charged in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, was cleared of criminal wrongdoing. A quick-thinking Boy Scout foiled an assassination attempt on the president of the Maldives, grabbing an attacker's knife as the man leapt from a crowd. Paintings by Pablo Picasso and Brazilian painter Candido Portinari, stolen from Brazil's Sao Paulo Museum in December 2007, were recovered. Today's Birthdays: Actor-comedian Larry Storch is 86. Actor Ron Moody is 85. Comedian Soupy Sales is 83. Broadcast journalist Sander Vanocur is 81. CBS newsman Charles Osgood is 76. Singer Shirley Bassey is 72. Game show host Bob Eubanks is 71. Country-gospel singer Cristy Lane is 69. Rhythm-and-blues singer Anthony Gourdine (Little Anthony and the Imperials) is 68. Actress Yvette Mimieux is 67. Physicist Stephen Hawking is 67. Rock musician Robby Krieger (The Doors) is 63. Rock singer David Bowie is 62. Movie director John McTiernan is 58. Actress Harriet Sansom Harris is 54. Singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith is 45. Actress Maria Pitillo is 44. Actress Michelle Forbes is 44. Singer R. Kelly is 42. Rock musician Jeff Abercrombie (Fuel) is 40. Actress Ami Dolenz is 40. [Yes, teeny-boppers, Micky Dolenz' daughter is 40! — Ed.] Reggae singer Sean Paul is 36. Country singer Tift Merritt is 34. Actress-rock singer Jenny Lewis is 33.  Thought for Today: "In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism." — Hannah Arendt, American author and historian (1906-1975).

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Striking Surgically w/ 2,000-lb. Bombs

After days of Israeli shelling, the city and life I have known no longer exist.
An almost bomb by bomb report, from an AP reporter who lives in Gaza City, on the concern for civilians demonstrated by the Israeli "Defense" Forces. There are no individual gems to extract, but the totality of the story makes it worth a read, even for mouth-breathing lip-readers. 
And the story on the Gaza Strip: 25 miles long, six to nine miles long, w/ 1,400,000 prisoners inhabitants, caught between AmeriKKKa's client states Israel & Egypt & the Mediterranean Sea, w/ essentially nowhere to go. We'd refer to it as an open-air prison, but that would be awfully glib.

No Hope, No Future, No Nothing

The NYT wraps up the yr. from their perspective. Here's something chilling, the
Top 10 Viewed Features of 2008 on (Between Tuesday, January 1, 2008 - Wednesday, December 31, 2008) We will assume that they meant "10 most viewed features," but English is out, & we'll be stuck w/ the phrase "Top Ten" for the rest of eternity. Thanks, Letterman. 1. Politics: Lose the BlackBerry? Yes He Can, Maybe 2. N.Y. / Region: For an Aspiring Singer, A Harsher Spotlight 3. N.Y. / Region: Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring 4. Television: 'Idol' Judge Admits Rehearsal Guided Her 5. Politics: For McCain, Self-Confidence on Ethics Poses Its Own Risk 6. Well: The 11 Best Foods You Aren't Eating 7. City Room: The Death of Heath Ledger 8. Rich: The Terrorist Barack Hussein Obama 9. Politics: Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes 10. Media & Advertising: Revealing Photo Threatens a Major Disney Franchise
What's so chilling? That this is the kind of crap that the people who search out The NYT want to read. Morons making dance-offs & the like number one in the telebision hit parade is one thing, but even accounting for pretentious a-holes & the like, one has a bit of an expectation that the typical ... Oh, never fucking mind. This nation, this species, is devolving faster that we can perceive. We mean, the number one political story is B. O. having to give up his Blackberry?

Photographic Indication of Why The United Snakes Is So Fucked

If Johnson, Nixon, Ford & Reagan (all four of whom deserved to be corpses long before they were — Are you listening, Secret Service?) had been there, we'd have a picture perfect example of not only what's wrong w/ this country but your entire species. Seriously, under which fucking rocks did you sheep find these bastards? And note how Jimmy Carter is staying as far away from the other bastards as he can. About a foot of the proverbial daylight.

Beaver Flash Up-Date

Here it takes Mlle. Coulter almost a minute before letting Matt Lauer see her goodies.Maybe getting up so early two days in a row had her off her awful little game. Note the absolute insincerity w/ which she greeted both Lauer & Harry Smith.

Rubber Soul Redux (UPDATED)

See? There's a guy in a butcher apron ("Satan?") & a bunch of dolls.UP-DATE (7 January 2009 @1835): In the comments, reader Snarla kindly provides translation of the Arabic in the photos. Thank you, Snarla!!

Chubby Checker: A Good Day One Yr., A Bad Day The Next

On Jan. 7, 1950, country performer Hank Snow made his Grand Ole Opry debut.In 1954, Muddy Waters recorded "Hoochie Coochie Man" in Chicago.In 1955, singer Marian Anderson made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera in New York.In 1962, "The Twist" by Chubby Checker hit No. 1 on the pop charts for a second time. It had previously hit No. 1 in 1960 for seven weeks.In 1963, singer Gary "US" Bonds sued Chubby Checker for $100,000, claiming that Checker plagiarized his hit "Quarter To Three" for Checker's song "Dancin' Party." The suit was settled out of court.In 1970, neighbors of New York land owner Max Yasgur sued him for $35,000 for property damage caused by people who attended the Woodstock festival. It's estimated more than 450,000 people attended the three-day event. In 1974, James Taylor and Carly Simon had their second child, Sarah Martin, in New York. In 1992, singer Debbie Gibson made her Broadway debut in "Les Miserables". She played the part of Eponine. In 1994, Nirvana played their last U. S. show, at the Seattle Arena. In 1997, Lionel Hampton's New York apartment caught fire and burned nearly everything he owned. Hampton escaped the fire unhurt. [And went on to die five yrs. later. — Ed.] Associated Press

7 January

Wednesday, 07 January 2009
Today in history   

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2009. There are 358 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

Jan. 7, 1789, the first U.S. presidential election was held. Americans voted for electors who, a month later, chose George Washington to be the nation's first president.

On this date:

1608, an accidental fire devastated the Jamestown settlement in the Virginia colony.

1610, astronomer Galileo Galilei began observing three of Jupiter's moons.

1800, the 13th president of the United States, Millard Fillmore, was born in Summerhill, N.Y.

1927, commercial transatlantic telephone service was inaugurated between New York and London.

1942, the Japanese siege of Bataan began during World War II.

1949, George C. Marshall resigned as U.S. Secretary of State, effective Jan. 20. President Harry S. Truman chose Dean Acheson to succeed him.

1959, the United States recognized the new government of Cuba, six days after Fidel Castro led the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista.

1972, Lewis F. Powell Jr. and William H. Rehnquist were sworn in as the 99th and 100th members of the U.S. Supreme Court.

1979, Vietnamese forces captured the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, overthrowing the Khmer Rouge government.

1989, Emperor Hirohito of Japan died in Tokyo at age 87; he was succeeded by his son, Crown Prince Akihito.

Ten years ago: For the second time in history, an impeached American president went on trial before the Senate. President Bill Clinton faced charges of perjury and obstruction of justice; he was acquitted.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush proposed legal status, at least temporarily, for millions of illegal immigrants working in the U.S. Swedish actress Ingrid Thulin died in Stockholm at age 77.

One year ago: The Pentagon reported an Iranian fleet of high-speed boats charged at and threatened to blow up a three-ship U.S. Navy convoy passing near Iranian waters, then vanished as the American ship commanders were preparing to open fire. In Baghdad, the head of a key U.S.-backed Sunni group was killed in a double suicide bombing that claimed at least 11 other lives. Second-ranked LSU defeated No. 1 Ohio State, 38-24, in the BCS championship game played in New Orleans. Philip Agee, a renegade CIA agent whose naming of operatives led to a law against exposing spies, died in Cuba at age 72.

Today's Birthdays: Singer Kenny Loggins is 61. Actress Erin Gray is 59. Actor Sammo Hung is 57. Actor David Caruso is 53. "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric is 52. Country singer David Lee Murphy is 50. Rock musician Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go's) is 50.Actor David Marciano is 49. Actress Hallie Todd is 47. Actor Nicolas Cage is 45. Singer-songwriter John Ondrasik (Five for Fighting) is 44. Actor Doug E. Doug is 39. Actor Kevin Rahm is 38. Country singer-musician John Rich is 35. Actor Dustin Diamond is 32.

Thought for Today: "I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable." -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author (1906-2001).

The Associated Press

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Place Your Bets Now!

How long will it take for Ann Coulter to flash Harry Smith?
About 15 secs. Media-savvy Ann knows to wait for the long shot.

94th Richest Man in World Loses Money, Kills Self. What Took You So Long, Jerk?

Hey, look!! REAL schadenfreude in Germany! We're enjoying this prick's misfortune/death. Bleeding-heart sob-sisters who whine, "Oh, but the poor man's family, have you no compassion?" are correct. We've very little compassion for humans. And his family either chose to be his family (probably due to his wealth) or still carry his filthy capitalist genes. No mercy, we say!!

Phoenix & Maricopa County: Shithole of Fascism That Doesn't Work

Egomaniacal publicity hound Joe Arpaio. Is he the sheriff? We can't be sure. Note tiny gun tie tack. Matches his shrunken pecker."America's Toughest Sheriff" is revealed as the load of phony crap that he is. By the Goldwater Institute, hardly a group of bleeding-heart criminal coddlers.
Says The Times:
The Goldwater report must bring some comfort to the residents of Maricopa County who have spent years raising the alarm about Sheriff Arpaio, with little effect outside Arizona.
Not to pile on (much) but what exactly has been the effect inside Arizona, if the stupid bastard is being elected over & over? (Elected to a fifth term in November.) Why do these reports never come out soon enough to affect elections? The Goldwater Inst. report is dated 2 December 2008. They couldn't have put it out a couple of mos. earlier, to bring about democratic change? Guess not. Assholes. 

There's No Business Like Show ... (Any More & Irving Berlin's Estate Sues Your Ass Off, So...)

On Jan. 6, 1957, Elvis Presley made his last appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show." He was on screen for more than 20 minutes, singing "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel," among other songs. In 1963, "Wild Kingdom" premiered on NBC. Forty-five years ago, in 1964, the Rolling Stones began their first British tour as a headliner. The Ronettes were the opening act.In 1977, EMI canceled its contract with the Sex Pistols, only three months after signing the band. In 1980, Georgeanna Tillman Gordon of The Marvelettes died in Detroit after a long illness. She was 46. In 1993, jazz great Dizzy Gillespie died of pancreatic cancer in Englewood, New Jersey. He was 75. The entertainment world also lost dancer Rudolf Nureyev, who was 54. And bassist Bill Wyman confirmed he was quitting the Rolling Stones. He told a TV interviewer in England that he wanted to pursue other music and business projects. In 2005, singer Lou Rawls died in Los Angeles after fighting lung and brain cancer. He was 72. Also, singer Pink married motorcross racer Carey Hart in Costa Rica. They have since separated. Associated Press

6 January Throughout The Interminable Span of Human Existence

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, the sixth day of 2009. There are 359 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: In 1838, Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail gave the first successful public demonstration of their telegraph, in Morristown, N.J. On this date: In 1540, England's King Henry VIII married his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. (The marriage lasted about six months.) Two hundred & fifty years ago, in 1759, George Washington and Martha Dandridge Custis were married in New Kent County, Va. In 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state. Ninety years ago, in 1919, the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, died in Oyster Bay, N.Y., at age 60. In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his State of the Union address, outlined a goal of "Four Freedoms": Freedom of speech and expression; the freedom of people to worship God in their own way; freedom from want; freedom from fear. In 1942, the Pan American Airways Pacific Clipper arrived in New York more than a month after leaving California and following a westward route. In 1945, George Herbert Walker Bush married Barbara Pierce in Rye, N.Y. [Oh, man. A time machine, a gun, & a few bullets; then a much, much better world. — Ed.] In 1967, U.S. Marines and South Vietnamese troops launched Operation Deckhouse Five, an offensive in the Mekong River delta. In 1982, truck driver William G. Bonin was convicted in Los Angeles of 10 of the "Freeway Killer" slayings of young men and boys. Bonin was later convicted of four other killings; he was executed in 1996.) In 1994, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on the leg by an assailant at Cobo Arena in Detroit; four men, including Jeff Gillooly, ex-husband of Kerrigan's rival, Tonya Harding, were later sentenced to prison for their roles in the attack; Harding, who denied advance knowledge of the attack, received probation after pleading guilty to conspiracy to hinder prosecution. Ten years ago: The 106th Congress convened with Dennis Hastert taking over as the new House speaker. Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, would marry his longtime girlfriend, public relations executive Sophie Rhys-Jones, later in the year. Five years ago: Thirteen children and two adults were killed in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province by a time-bomb concealed in an apple cart on a street regularly used by U.S. military patrols. A design consisting of two reflecting pools and a paved stone field was chosen for the World Trade Center memorial in New York. Mijailo Mijailovic confessed to the fatal stabbing of Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh in September 2003. Hitting star Paul Molitor and reliever Dennis Eckersley were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame. One year ago: In a video posted on the Internet, Al-Qaida's American spokesman, Adam Gadahn, urged fighters to meet President Bush with bombs during his upcoming Mideast visit. Mikhail Saakashvili won a second term as Georgia's president. Today's Birthdays: Pollster Louis Harris is 88. Bluegrass performer Earl Scruggs is 85. Author E.L. Doctorow is 78. Actress Bonnie Franklin is 65. Musician Joey, the CowPolka King (Riders in the Sky) is 60. Rock singer-musician Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds) is 58. Singer Jett Williams is 56. Rock musician Malcolm Young (AC-DC) is 56. Actor-comedian Rowan Atkinson is 54. Golfer Nancy Lopez is 52. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kathy Sledge is 50. TV chef Nigella Lawson is 49. Rhythm-and-blues singer Eric Williams (BLACKstreet) is 49. Movie director John Singleton is 41. TV personality Julie Chen (CBS' "The Early Show") is 39.[Ms. Chen has the sex w/ her boss, CBS Pres. Les Moonves. Unless one or the other has wised up. — Ed.]  Thought for Today: "What this generation was bred to at television's knees was not wisdom, but cynicism." — Pauline Kael, American movie critic (1919-2001)

Monday, January 5, 2009

The American People: Too Stupid to Know Whom to Hate Unless Hollywood Tells Them

Sure, you'd think an outright "AmeriKKKans are dicks & I hate them" statement like that was coming from the left (We're pretty much the only "left" left, what w/ our former comrades selling out to corporate bail-out interests & centrist Obama. Not only do we hate AmeriKKKans, we think they're stupid dicks!)
But the title's bit of a fudge, a "shorter," if you will. The sentiment? 

Hollywood is no longer an American industry. And it took a prolonged war in which the studios and most of the stars didn't show up to fight for America to draw attention to this hard truth.

American corporations, the FBI, the CIA and elected U.S. officials are the bad guys in flicks these days. Radical Islamists are seldom vilified while the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines are smeared too often.

Boy Howdy, ain't that the truth!! Why, Real America will never got over its mad infatuation w/ Osama bin Laden until Hollywood makes a few movies pointing out what a douchebag he is. 
And wouldn't you know it, someone is going to turn Hollywood around single-handedly! Who, you ask? Who will save us from Sean Penn & Meryl Streep? Why, it's Andrew Breitbart, who seems to run a low-rent, West Coast version of the Drudge Report. And he's going to do it w/ a website! (Maybe someone should mention to him that this whole "movie" thing is about to go the way of the recording industry, & if he wants to teach AmeriKKKans whom to hate he might try getting into this "new media" crap we keep hearing about. But that would spoil our fun.)
It's called "Big Hollywood." Box office receipts? It's got 'em.

In the period since Sept. 11, 2001, international box office receipts have steadily exceeded domestic numbers. Film financing now usually begins with international investors and creative decisions are crafted to geopolitical sensibilities rarely simpatico with our own.

Big Hollywood box office analyst Steve Mason will explore these trends and be the first national reporter to crunch the movie numbers throughout the week. Politicians need to pay attention to the results as close as studio executives. Or elections beware.

"Elections beware" indeed. We're guessing that if Breitbart doesn't trust the great unwashed American public to hate appropriately w/o instruction, he certainly would be opposed to free elections. Maybe some scripts dealing w/ the horrors of democracy ("Elected uh whut?") will come out of Big Hollywood & its appeal to the secret fascists w/in Hollywood. (Screenplays are all we'll ever see out of this, as the chance of any heavy-handed horseshit from these morons getting "greenlit" is slim to none, as the "creative decisions" are not "crafted to geopolitical sensibilities rarely simpatico with our own," but are more along the lines of: "more car chases & shit blowing up, less lines of already cliched dialogue we'll just have to spend money dubbing."

Hidden amid the "dissent is patriotic" glitterati are thousands of deeply concerned artists and industry players who have mostly privately and sadly watched Hollywood reflect ideals that are not their own.

Non-left-leaning writers, producers, directors and "below the line" members of the creative community will slowly begin to tell "flyover country" that their values are shared - even in glitzy Los Angeles. In fact, to foreshadow its big message, Big Hollywood will be an invitation to aspiring conservatives to drop their political dreams for the grueling Hollywood grind.

No shit. Hollywood's "values" (profit) are so out of touch w/ Real America that there were no movie ticket purchases over the holidays. Not a DVD has been rented or purchased since 2004. The only telebision channels watched any more are RFD-TV & CMT. "Non-left-leaning," (i. e., un-creative, authoritarian-mind set) writers, producers & directors are going to cure this problem. Sure they are. Because "patrotism" means following orders, not dissenting. 
And here's the real story behind Breitbart & his "Big Hollywood:" 
Most heartbroken by this cultural and financial sea change are those who ply in the powerful trade of make-believe, who got into show business, for among other reasons, to carry on Hollywood's patriotic mission. It's hard to believe, but not everyone in the business thinks Sean Penn is a gonzo genius.
Most people who can tell about these things do think that Mr. Penn is a pretty good actor, if not a genius (Can that be applied to play-acting?) & let his political peccadilloes go. It would be nice if that worked for the rightists of Hollywood, but as we said, most of them being of the authoritarian mind-set, they just aren't that good w/ thinking for themselves, coming up w/ anything not tired, hackneyed & traditional. And we can be damn sure no one thinks Breitbart is a genius, or even a typist. (For example, one "plies" a trade or business. One does not "ply" in the [...] trade of." This colorful misuse of language may indicate he's not as authoritarian as he is just stupid. 
And we can feel the stupid rising. The final example:

If conservatives don't figure out popular culture soon, the movement will die a deserving death. If Hollywood liberals can't learn how to play well with those with whom they disagree, Big Hollywood will have a field day at their close-minded and intolerant expense. The days of open bullying in the marketplace of ideas are nearing their end.

Consider this a warning.

Editor in Chief John Nolte is veteran of the film blog world, and a director in his own right. His love of the best of Hollywood - yes, there still is great product - will keep the readers and the writers enthusiastic about the future.

I will be writing and recruiting like the madman that I am.

Hollywood may not be completely anti-American yet, but it is certainly no longer pro-American. And no one has put up a public fight to change that.

Until now.

Oooh, what a bad ass!! (How many Jolly Rogers on his blog?) No more "open bullying." They'll be keeping it on the down low from here on. Once they issue the stern warning.

"Big Talk for a Dude Who Wears a Dress"

We thank Joey deVilla for saving this for us:The title's been stolen from Mr. deVilla as well, & he spotted Pope HitlerYouth's "leering sideways glance" (Jesus, so to speak, look at it!) for us.

"Und Du Bist Mein SOFA"

Hey, something at the Daily Beast worth reading, we think, based on a (quick) scan. More interested in what Bush has done that's bad, wrong & un-constitutional than in what a pair of academics think Pres.-in-just-a-few-days Obama should do, however.
And it's been well established by precedent that nothing a president does is "illegal." So what actual difference will it make that
As of New Year’s Day, ongoing combat in Iraq is illegal under US law [?]
No difference at all, that's what. It's 5 January today. Haven't yet heard of arrest warrants being issued. Is there a judge out there who has the intestinal fortitude, desire to honor her/his constitutional oath, or whatever to issue an injunction? Thought not. Wimps. 
And something at The New York Times not worth the read, we're sure, but dealing w/ the same issues of the Senate & treaty approval. It's by two of the finest specimens of the AmeriKKKan legal system, & by "specimens" we do mean bug-like things that should be kept in jars (oxygen optional). The authors? Why, John R. Bolton & John NMI Yoo, who are not worried about Bush signing illegal shit w/ al-Maliki, but instead are scared that 
the new president and Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton, led by the legal academics in whose circles they have long traveled, contemplate binding down American power and interests in a dense web of treaties and international bureaucracies.
Yes, they typed it. And are ignorant or paranoid enough to believe it.  

Get On Board The Love Train, Only $69.95 + Shipping & Handling

Sure, you've seen & heard about the commemorative plates & the collectible coins, but you haven't seen this yet, have you?We're waiting for the first funny guy or gal to make a B. O.-styled lawn jockey. Laugh if you will, but you read it here first! Still laughing?
It's the Civil War Confederate Express Electric Train Collection! ("Collection" means they send you a new car every so often & charge you for it, since you were enough of a sucker to give them your card no. when you paid the $70.00 for the engine, etc., shown above.) 

Wknd. Cartoon Round-Up

And here are some cartoon characters being rounded-up by Homeland Security.