Tuesday, September 8, 2009

"I simply concluded that the stupid would live with the destruction of this nation—along with those of us who know the truth."

We were headed in the direction of the indoctrination thing in the item below, but post-breakfast lassitude set in, so we copped out w/ a video. (Python-style: Don't finish it, end it w/ an explosion.) But we'd barely dipped our toes back into the misinformation morass when we were led to (No longer pastor?) J. Grant Swank, Jr. Here's a large chunk, just to establish the frothing at the keyboard tone of one of the right's admittedly less-lucid lights.
It is intolerable that unbelievers are put on the same level as biblical believers. The atheists can find refuge politically in nations that esteem no deity; but they certainly are not to be given praise in America. Obama stated in his inaugural address that atheists and Muslims are to be honored as well as Christians. Why that sentence was written into that address is beyond reason. Obama is quickly ridding our nation of its biblical ethics and Christian backdrop. This is exactly what the knowledgeable citizens stated throughout the presidential campaign. However, even evangelicals were swayed by the underhanded deceiver* as he held gospel concerts in the Bible Belt, mounted evangelical church platforms to take full advantage of his mesmerizing techniques, and quoted Scripture when convenient—even when his exegesis was incorrect. I heard one evangelical woman say in a gathering that the inauguration was “an historic event.” I was so shocked at hearing her say this that I had no retort. I simply concluded that the stupid would live with the destruction of this nation—along with those of us who know the truth.
Not the first reference to President Obama's apparently mystic ability (despite his inability to speak w/o the aid of a TelePrompTer) to bamboozle 52% of the suckers who voted, or to march the children off the cliff of socialism w/ a twenty min. pep talk. It's almost as if these addled ninnies think that only a hitherto unknown-to-science mesmerism can account for the election of a Democrat (& by a majority, for the first time in several elections) let alone a ("Magic?") Negro.
Possible result:
The only thing a patriot can do when the Republic has been stolen from real (48%) Americans by a hypnotizing Chicago thug who's about to trash the Constitution by messing w/ capitalism & the insurance companies & liberty & Medicare & the Tenth Amendment says NO HEALTH CARE & everyone is hypnotized so they can't see what he's doing then there's no way to stop history except strap on a man's manhood & be a patriot if you know what a man means or what being a man is even which you don't lib also you betcha. [Sound of semi-automatic weapon being fired rapidly.]
*If your Jesus/Wing-Nut Dog Whistle Decoder is in the top drawer of the nightstand, "Pastor" Swank is calling your President the devil, Lucifer, Satan, yada.

Not Only Would It Be Irresponsible Not To Speculate, It's Irresponsible Not To Imagine The Craziest Shit Possible & Then Be Totally Outraged By It

Honest to fucking ...

Undoubtedly, those on the Left will use the president's delivered remarks to raise doubt about the initial concerns conservatives had with his original intentions. They will say the president had no designs on indoctrinating America's youth, and that his speech was merely an innocent way to energize students on what is, for many of them, the first day of school.

There is no way for anyone to know for sure what the president's original speech included, or what his intentions were. It is clear, however, that the White House was forced to rethink how it handled such an important address. If the revisions to the education secretary's lesson plan is any indication, the president's speech may very well have gone from being an attempt to recruit new patrons for a floundering political agenda to a lesson on the importance of conservative values.

Our emphases, of course. Because the speech as given was entirely non-controversial boiler-plate certainly doesn't mean the original wasn't a call to America's children to turn in any parents who aren't politically correct. Just like it was in Stalin's Germany & Hitler's Russia. You remember.
And what is this indoctrination thing? They can't really believe that in twenty minutes of blather any President (or Hannah damn Montana, if you want to bring up someone interesting to the youth) is going to "recruit new patrons" (Squirming students happy not to be in class, but still bored by some old guy lecturing them. Prime recruitment material, huh?) for that floundering political agenda. Can they?
Maybe they do believe it. It is what this episode of Right-Wing Monster Chiller Horror Theatre boils down to: The Dusky Svengali stealing their children's precious minds. The Prez couldn't get a health care insurance/reform bill passed by the running dogs of Congress before the August recess, as he wanted, but give him twenty mins. of tee vee time w/ their children & America is ruined. No, they can't possibly believe it.
Wrong again. They can & do believe it.

E. O. M.

Let's amuse ourself by mocking others, mostly for not being Americans (Bad choice, there!) as well as the ever-popular "They talk funny." Bugger off for bugger all with Grabaseat - Air NZ
(Mile-High Buggery Club?) Also: Their coppers drive clown cars. They do seem to be catching up to America's lead in the truth is stranger than ... area.
We used to pray together in the lounge," Mr Burns told The Press. Mr Burns said he remembered an evening at the house about nine months ago when the extended family had a conference in the lounge to discuss the child-custody case. "We had a phone conference with a body under the floor and all the while there was a judge from Taupo on the phone. "You'd read it in fiction, but it was fact."
Stolen fair & square from some Yahoos!

Wholesome, Palate-Cleansing Entertainment

We are terminally bored w/ the Internet, & the stupid people thereon. Hell, we're more than a little dulled-out by even the less stupid representatives of humanity who so kindly make themselves digitally available.
And now that summer's almost gone (Ha ha, fooled ya! Not yet, just wait for it.) the annual Day-Off-For-The-Indentured-Servants has been observed & school's in, we must steel ourselves (& the girders in our loins) for another non-stop go-round of pandering politics, pathetic punditry & all the perverse putridity of this sick society, as the grifters & goofballs return to the capital, & the rhetoric is turned up to a new high of 12 on the Spinal Tap scale. This madness will continue until Thanksgiving is just around the corner, when the Holiday time-out will be called, & we can all start bitching about the war on X-mess.
Enough already. Type your tripe elsewhere, idiots. Off w/ the devil-box, we're going to watch crummy animation of comic-book super-types from 15 or 20 yrs. ago. (Nothing good on telebision either.)

8 September: Big Day In New World Colonialism; Otherwise The Usual Ennui-Producing Crap You'd Expect From a Species of Tiresomely Fuckheaded Morons

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 8, the 251st day of 2009. There are 114 days left in the year. The UPI Almanac.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Sept. 8, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared a "limited national emergency" in response to the outbreak of war in Europe. [Not to be confused w/ the Nixonian "limited modified hang-out." — Ed.]

On this date:

In 1565, a Spanish expedition established the first permanent European settlement in North America at present-day St. Augustine, Fla. In 1664, the Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who renamed it New York. In 1900, Galveston, Texas, was struck by a hurricane that killed an estimated 8,000 people.In 1921, Margaret Gorman of Washington, D.C., was crowned the first Miss America in Atlantic City, N.J. In 1930, the comic strip "Blondie," created by Chic Young, was first published.In 1934, more than 130 people lost their lives in a fire aboard the liner SS Morro Castle off the New Jersey coast. In 1935, Sen. Huey P. Long, the "Kingfish" of Louisiana politics, was shot at the state capital building in Baton Rouge; he died two days later.In 1941, the 900-day Siege of Leningrad by German forces began. In 1951, a peace treaty with Japan was signed by 49 nations in San Francisco. In 1974, President Gerald R. Ford granted an unconditional pardon to former President Richard Nixon.Sound Bite: President Ford explains his criminal act. [Ford should have been impeached the very next day, & put in the stocks in front of the display of the Constitution at the National Archives, where decent, concerned Americans could have thrown eggs & rotten fruit at his melon head. One year in the stocks for every year he served in Congress would have been about right. If you give a shit (Really, though: Why should you? We don't.) you can read about this one of many examples of how your leaders screw you & the Constitution here: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/specials/today-in-history/09/08/0908nixonpardonSTY.html Copy & paste, as the Nazi Assholes at The Ass. Press won't link from here anymore. Fuck them & their pseudo-intellectual property rights! It's theft! — Ed.] In 1975, Boston's public schools began a court-ordered citywide busing program amid scattered incidents of violence. In 1994, a USAir Boeing 737 crashed into a ravine as it was approaching Pittsburgh International Airport, killing all 132 people on board. In 1998, Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals broke major league baseball's record for home runs in a single season, hitting number 62 off Chicago Cubs pitcher Steve Trachsel and eclipsing the 37-year-old record held by Roger Maris. Ten years ago: Former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley officially kicked off his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination with a rally in his hometown of Crystal City, Mo. Economist Herbert Stein, who'd served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Nixon administration, died in Washington D.C. at age 83. In 2003, the Recording Industry Association of America filed 261 copyright lawsuits against Internet users for trading songs online. [Recording is theft, industrialist scum! — Ed.] Five years ago: CBS' "60 Minutes II" aired a report raising questions about President George W. Bush's National Guard service; however, CBS News ended up apologizing for a "mistake in judgment" after memos featured in the report were challenged as forgeries. The Genesis space capsule, which had spent three years gathering solar wind samples, crashed to Earth when its parachutes failed to deploy. Richard G. Butler, founder of the Aryan Nations, was found dead in his bed in Hayden, Idaho; he was 86. In 2006, a Senate report faulted intelligence gathering in the lead-up to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, and said Saddam Hussein regarded al-Qaida as a threat rather than a possible ally, contradicting assertions President George W. Bush had used to build support for the war. One year ago: In a pointed but mostly symbolic expression of displeasure with Moscow, President George W. Bush canceled a once-celebrated civilian nuclear cooperation deal with Russia. Roger Federer salvaged the 2008 season by easily beating Andy Murray 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 to win his fifth consecutive US Open championship and 13th major title overall.

Today's Birthdays September 8

Dead people first [Note to young people: Most of these people left this world a better place, & not just because it was better after they left. Give that concept a try in your long, empty journey through what is called life. — Ed.]: England's King Richard I, "Richard the Lion Hearted," in 1157, composer Antonin Dvorak in 1841, country music pioneer Jimmie Rodgers, "The Singing Brakeman," in 1897, actor Peter Sellers in 1925, & vocalist Patsy Cline in 1932. Comedian Sid Caesar is 87. Ventriloquist Willie Tyler is 69. Pop singer Sal Valentino (The Beau Brummels) is 67. Author Ann Beattie is 62. Cajun singer Zachary Richard is 59. Musician Will Lee ("Late Show with David Letterman") is 57. Actress Heather Thomas is 52. Singer Aimee Mann is 49. Pop musician David Steele (Fine Young Cannibals) is 49. Actor Thomas Kretschmann is 47. Rhythm-and-blues singer Marc Gordon (Levert) is 45. Gospel singer Darlene Zschech is 44. Alternative country singer Neko Case is 39. TV personality Brooke Burke is 38. Actor Martin Freeman is 38. Actor Henry Thomas is 38. Actor David Arquette is 38. Rock musician Richard Hughes (Keane) is 34. Actor Larenz Tate is 34. Actor Nathan Corddry is 32.Rhythm-and-blues singer Pink is 30.

Today In Entertainment History September 8

In 1935, 19-year-old Frank Sinatra launched his singing career when he appeared with a group called The Hoboken Four on the Major Bowes Amateur Hour radio talent show. In 1962, "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett made its debut on the charts. In 1966, the television series "Star Trek" premiered on NBC. It ran for three years. The situation comedy "That Girl," starring Marlo Thomas, premiered on ABC. In 1977, musician Jimmy McColloch left Wings to join the re-formed lineup of Small Faces. In 1991, actor Gene Wilder married Karen Webb, a hearing specialist he met on the set of the movie "See No Evil, Hear No Evil." Guitarist Steve Clark of Def Leppard was found dead in the living room of his home in London. He was 30. A coronor [sic] found Clark died after a night of heavy drinking combined with drug use. In 1992, actress Mary Tyler Moore got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2002, singer Gordon Lightfoot was rushed to the hospital suffering from a weakened blood vessel in his abdomen. He spent three months in the hospital.

Thought for Today:

"Censorship is the height of vanity." — Martha Graham, American modern dance pioneer (1893-1991). [You tell 'em, Martha. Fuck censorship! Fuck everything. — Ed.]

Monday, September 7, 2009

Not Just The Contractors

Oh, this is juicy. We hadn't gotten the full scoop on the most recent Death From Above escapades of our merry men & women bringing democracy to Afghanistan, figuring, well, it figures, what's new, what can we do?
But this
German soldiers in northern Afghanistan have been criticised for calling in an American F15 Strike Eagle to drop two 500lb bombs on a pair of hijacked fuel tankers in Kunduz at about 2.30am on Friday. Scores of local people who had gathered to siphon fuel from the lorries were killed in the explosions
where the dirty National Socialist Germans tried to stop entrepreneurial Afghans from improving their lives w/ free market principles, pales in comparison to this:
After a Nato airstrike killed as many as 125 people last week, General Stanley McChrystal was keen to get the situation under control — fast. When he tried to contact his underlings to find out what had happened, however, he found, to his fury, that many of them were either drunk or too hungover to respond. Complaining in his daily Commander’s Update that too many people had been “partying it up”, General McChrystal, head of International Forces in Afghanistan (Isaf), banned alcohol at his headquarters yesterday, admonishing staff for not having “their heads in the right place” on Friday morning — a few hours after the deadly attack.

America's brave, noble warrior class/caste, those "rough men" doing naughty things we don't want to know about (to paraphrase some violence-besotted asshole) on the other side of the world, defending our freedom to consume plastic shit made by China's army of indentured wage-slaves, are, it turns out, a collection of fucking loser alkies. (The bigger question being, are fucking loser alkies drawn to military life, or does war turn us into alcoholic fucking losers?)
These are AmeriKKKa's finest, & this is the best they can do; now you know why the Empire hasn't won a war since it took the white man's burden from the Limeys post-WWII.
The need to pull out now (As so many politician's fathers should have. We love that one.) is clear to us, George Will, & many other public intellectuals. What's the damn president waiting for? Cynic's Corner: What sort of mark-up does whichever contractor make on the booze & brew?

These Do Not Deserve To Be Called "News Alerts"

The Old Gray Lady cries "Wolf!!":
Melanie Oudin Beats Nadia Petrova to Reach Quarter Finals at U.S. Open
Twice:
Former Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II Won't Seek Senate Seat, A.P. Reports
Here's a motherfucking clue, publishers of Ross Douthat: If it doesn't involve the death of a famous & important person, or a hell of a lot of shit blowing up w/ concomitant deaths, it just isn't worth alerting us!!

The Real Enemy Within

Islamists nothing, watch out for the Samoans. Not only are they taking over the NFL, they're thumbing their noses at us by wanting left(AHEM!!!)-hand drive Aussie (And even Japanese — didn't we just give them a good whupping sixty-some yrs. ago?) cars, driving the American auto industry into a financial tailspin & total government control of the means of production.
Even w/ one commie environmental czar getting run out of town on a rail, you know the America-hating Marx-o-fascist radicals that still infest the government want to force every American to drive one of these.

Principles Exalt A Nation

Self-styled Rebel Reporter Jeremy Scahill plays another exciting game of "Connect the Right-Wing Dots." Today's head dot? Hoosier hosebag & Representative Mike Pence, who "led the witch-hunt to force the resignation of White House Green Jobs advisor, Van Jones, over comments Jones made years ago ..."
On Friday, Pence, who describes himself as “Christian, Conservative, Republican, in that order,” said Jones’s “extremist views and coarse rhetoric have no place in this administration or the public debate.” Beyond the obvious here (the hate-filled rhetoric we see every day from racist, right-wing wackos, including those in public office), it is an interesting comment considering that Pence is an extremist right-wing evangelical Christian who has taken thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Blackwater’s owner, Erik Prince. Prince has also donated to Pence’s Political Action Committee “Principles Exalt a Nation.” [...] Should Pence resign for cavorting with and accepting campaign cash from a man who allegedly “views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe,” in the words of a former employee? Oh, right. Those are apparently positive attributes in Pence’s view.
Well, duh, Scahill.

7 September: 250 Days In; Farnsworth Starts Cultural Decline: "Flying Nun," ESPN Debut; Battle Of Britain Takes Off; Pop Musicians Die Like Flies

Today is Monday, Sept. 7, the 250th day of 2009. There are 115 days left in the year. This is Labor Day. UPI Almanac.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Sept. 7, 1940, Nazi Germany began its eight-month blitz of Britain with the first air attack on London.Sound Bite: CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow.

On this date:

In 1533, England's Queen Elizabeth I was born in Greenwich. In 1822, Brazil declared its independence from Portugal. In 1825, the Marquis de Lafayette, the French hero of the American Revolution, bade farewell to President John Quincy Adams at the White House. In 1892, James Corbett knocked out John L. Sullivan in the 21st round of a prizefight at New Orleans, the first major fight under the Marquess of Queensberry Rules. In 1901, the Peace of Beijing ended the Boxer Rebellion in China. In 1907, the British liner RMS Lusitania set out from Liverpool, England, on its maiden voyage, arriving six days later in New York. In 1927, American television pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth, 21, succeeded in transmitting the image of a line through purely electronic means with a device called an "image dissector."[Resulting in "The Flying Nun," & 30 yrs. of ESPN. Great. — Ed.] In 1963, the Pro Football Hall of Fame was dedicated in Canton, Ohio. In 1968, feminists protesting outside the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J., tossed items including bras into a trash can ostensibly for burning, although nothing was actually set on fire. (The winner of the pageant was Miss Illinois, Judith Ford.) Forty years ago, in 1969, Senate Republican leader Everett M. Dirksen died in Washington D.C. at age 73. In 1977, the Panama Canal treaties, calling for the US to eventually turn over control of the waterway to Panama, were signed in Washington by President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos. Convicted Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy was released after serving more than four years in prison. In 1986, Desmond Tutu was installed as the first black to lead the Anglican Church in southern Africa. In 1990, Kimberly Bergalis of Fort Pierce, Fla., came forward to identify herself as the woman who had been infected with AIDS, apparently by her late dentist. (She died the following year.) In 1997, Mobutu Sese Seko, the former dictator of Zaire, died in exile in Morocco at age 66. In 1998, St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire equaled Roger Maris' single-season home run record as he hit No. 61 in a game against the Chicago Cubs. Ten years ago: Indonesia imposed martial law in East Timor, promising to crack down on rampaging pro-Indonesian militias after the territory's vote for independence. A 5.9 earthquake in Athens, Greece, claimed 143 lives. It was announced that Viacom Inc. was buying CBS Corp. for $36 billion. Five years ago: An Associated Press tally showed that US military deaths in the Iraq campaign had passed the 1,000 mark. Former Mississippi Gov. Kirk Fordice died in Jackson at age 70. In 2006, former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage confirmed he was the source of a leak that had disclosed the identity of CIA employee Valerie Plame, saying he didn't realize Plame's job was covert. In 2007, the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego agreed to pay almost $200 million to 144 people who claimed sexual abuse by clergy. One year ago: Troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed in government conservatorship. Hurricane Ike roared across low-lying islands in the Atlantic as a Category 4 storm. Serena Williams outlasted Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 7-5 to win her third US Open championship and ninth Grand Slam title. Hall of Fame basketball coach Don Haskins died in El Paso Texas, at age 78. Mystery author Gregory Mcdonald died in Pulaski, Tenn., at age 71. Astroland, New York City's world famous amusement park at Coney Island, closed after 46 years.

Today's Birthdays September 7

Pianist Arthur Ferrante is 88. Senator Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) is 85. Jazz musician Sonny Rollins is 79.
Singer Alfa Anderson (Chic) is 63. Singer Gloria Gaynor is 60. Rock singer Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) is 58. Actress Julie Kavner is 58. Rock musician Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) is 56. Actor Corbin Bernsen is 55. Actor Michael Emerson (TV: "Lost") is 55. Pianist Michael Feinstein is 53. Singer Margot Chapman is 52. Actor W. Earl Brown is 46. Actor Toby Jones is 43. Model-actress Angie Everhart is 40.Actor Tom Everett Scott is 39. Rock musician Chad Sexton (311) is 39. Actress Diane Farr is 38. Actress Shannon Elizabeth is 36. Actor Oliver Hudson is 33. Actor Devon Sawa is 31. Singer-musician Wes Willis (Rush of Fools) is 23. Actress Evan Rachel Wood is 22.

Today In Entertainment History September 7

One hundred years ago, in 1909, film and theatre director Elia Kazan was born in Constantinople (now Istanbul). In 1926, Hollywood studios closed for the day in honor of the funeral of Rudolph Valentino, the silent movie superstar who had died after ulcer surgery. In 1936, Buddy Holly was born in Lubbock, Texas. In 1967, the situation comedy "The Flying Nun" debuted on ABC. Sally Field starred as a novice nun who discovers she can fly. In 1978, Who drummer Keith Moon died in London of an overdose of a drug he was prescribed to combat alcoholism. Moon's replacement was Kenney Jones. In 1979, the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) made its cable TV debut. In 1984, singer Janet Jackson married singer James DeBarge of the group DeBarge. The marriage was annulled after less than a year. In 1996, rapper Tupac Shakur and record company executive Suge Knight were shot while driving in Las Vegas. Shakur died six days later. In 1998, the movie "There's Something About Mary" hit number one at the box office, eight weeks after its release. It's believed to be the first film to rise to the top so long after release. In 2002, musician Warren Zevon died in his sleep at his home near Los Angeles, a year after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. He was 56. His final album, "The Wind," had been released just two weeks earlier. Last year, Britney Spears won three MTV Video Music Awards, including video of the year for "Piece of Me."

Thought for Today:

"People do not live in the present always, at one with it. They live at all kinds of and manners of distance from it, as difficult to measure as the course of planets. Fears and traumas make their journeys slanted, peripheral, uneven, evasive." — Anais Nin, American writer (1903-1977). ["American?" We'll give you a partial on that one. — Ed.]

Sunday, September 6, 2009

You Don't See Or Hear Something Like This Everyday

We expected a nasal & whiny folksinger, not a show tune. What musical was this from?

1949 Stooges Reunion Tour

Allegedly shot for ABC 12 October 1949.

Bummer

We are very (very) disappointed that Mr. Jerry (Frog cineastes like his work!) Lewis has not arranged for his annual Labor Day Tribute to America's Lounge & Variety Acts, Telebision Announcers, Corporate Weasels & Consumer Products to be broadcast in WideScreen Hi-Def. You're cheating the people who are suffering from MD, Jerry!
We will be holding our breath in hope that Libertarians will put the tote board way up this year, to demonstrate that no gov't. assistance is needed for anything & we can count on the philanthropic nature of the "freedom & liberty" folks to bail us out. Maybe Ron Paul can come up w/ a few million from his war chest/campaign fund.
Call toll-free & put all your money where your mouths are, profit-takers!
MDA (800) 457-4400

Dep't. of Brain-Dead Assholes Whose Website Is Full Of Ugly, Stupid Pop-Ups

Indeed, what an unsavory fucking low-life. A record producer! Look, Hinder-raperer, they aren't all Phil Spector. And for a corporate attorney who has defended feudalism for the last thirty yrs. of his horrid life to call someone other than a fellow attorney "unsavory" is lip-smackingly tasty indeed.

6 September: Anarchist Plugs McKinley; Oberlin Goes Co-Ed; Piggy Wiggly Breaks "Service" Tyranny; Baboon Liver No Good; Ripken Rips Gehrig's Record

From The Associated Press – 2 hrs 53 mins ago — & The UPI Almanac. Plus: A/V.
Today is Sunday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2009. There are 116 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Sept. 6, 1901, President William McKinley was shot and mortally wounded by anarchist Leon Czolgosz at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, N. Y. (McKinley died eight days later; he was succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt. Czolgosz was executed the next month.)

On this date:

In 1522, one of Ferdinand Magellan's five ships -- the Vittoria -- arrived at Sanlucar de Barrameda in Spain, completing the first circumnavigation of the world. In 1620, 149 Pilgrims set sail from England aboard the Mayflower, bound for the New World. In 1757, the Marquis de Lafayette, the French hero of the American Revolution, was born in Auvergne, France. In 1837, the Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio went co-educational. One hundred years ago, in 1909, American explorer Robert Peary sent a telegram from Indian Harbor, Labrador, announcing that he had reached the North Pole five months earlier. In 1916, the first self-service grocery store, Piggly Wiggly, was opened in Memphis, Tenn., by Clarence Saunders.Seventy years ago, in 1939, the Union of South Africa declared war on Germany. In 1941, Jews over the age of 6 in German-occupied areas were ordered to wear yellow Stars of David. In 1948, Princess Juliana of the Netherlands was inaugurated as queen, two days after the abdication of her mother, Queen Wilhelmina. In 1966, South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd was stabbed to death by an apparently deranged page during a parliamentary session in Cape Town. In 1970, Palestinian guerrillas seized control of three U.S.-bound jetliners. Two were later blown up on the ground in Jordan, along with a plane hijacked on Sept. 9; the fourth plane was destroyed on the ground in Egypt; there was no loss of life. In 1975, Czechoslovakian tennis player Martina Navratilova, in New York for the U.S. Open, requested political asylum. In 1978, James Wickwire and Louis Reichardt became the first Americans to reach the summit of Pakistan's K2, the world's second-highest mountain, after Mount Everest. In 1992, a man who had received a transplanted baboon liver 10 weeks earlier died at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In 1995, Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr., played his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking the record set in 1939 by Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees.
In 1996, Eddie Murray of the Baltimore Orioles hit his 500th career home run during a game against the Detroit Tigers. In 1997, Britain bade farewell to Princess Diana with a funeral service at Westminster Abbey. Read the original AP story. Ten years ago: In Detroit, striking teachers and the school board agreed on a tentative agreement aimed at ending a week long walkout. (The teachers ratified the contract two days later.) In 2001, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants became the fifth player in baseball history to hit 60 home runs in a season. (He finished the year with a record 73 homers.) In 2002, meeting outside Washington D.C., for only the second time since 1800, Congress convened in New York to pay homage to the victims and heroes of Sept. 11, 2001. Five years ago: Former President Bill Clinton underwent successful heart bypass surgery during a four-hour procedure at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia. In Iraq, seven members of the First Marine Division from Camp Pendleton, Calif., and three U.S.-trained Iraqi soldiers were killed by a car bomb near Fallujah. What was once hurricane Frances pounded the Florida Panhandle as a tropical storm. In 2005, the California Legislature became the first legislative body in the nation to approve same-sex marriages. (Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger later vetoed the bill.) In 2006, President George W. Bush acknowledged previously secret CIA prisons around the world and said 14 high-value terrorism suspects had been transferred from the system to Guantanamo Bay for trials. One year ago: In the wake of Russia's military standoff with Georgia, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that now was not the right time for the U.S. to move forward on a once-celebrated deal for civilian nuclear cooperation with Russia. (President George W. Bush canceled the deal two days later.) More than 100 people died in a rock slide that crashed into a shantytown just outside Cairo, Egypt.

Today's Birthdays:

Comedian JoAnne Worley is 72. Country singer David Allan Coe is 70. Country singer Mel McDaniel is 67. Rock singer-musician Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) is 66. Actress Swoosie Kurtz is 65. Comedian-actress Jane Curtin is 62. Country singer-songwriter Buddy Miller is 57. Country musician Joe Smyth (Sawyer Brown) is 52. Actor-comedian Jeff Foxworthy is 51. Actor-comedian Michael Winslow is 51. Rock musician Perry Bamonte is 49. Actor Steven Eckholdt is 48. Rock musician Scott Travis (Judas Priest) is 48. Pop musician Pal Waaktaar (a-ha) is 48. Rock musician Kevin Miller is 47. ABC News correspondent Elizabeth Vargas is 47. Country singer Mark Chesnutt is 46. Actress Rosie Perez is 45. Singer CeCe Peniston is 40. R&B singer Darryl Anthony (Az Yet) is 40. Rock singer Dolores O'Riordan (The Cranberries) is 38. Actor Dylan Bruno (TV's "Numb3ers") is 37. Actor Idris Elba (TV's "The Wire") is 37. Actress Anika Noni Rose is 37. Rock singer Nina Persson (The Cardigans) is 35. Actor Justin Whalin is 35. Actress Naomie Harris is 33. NFL player Brendon Ayanbadejo is 33. Rapper Noreaga is 32. Rapper Foxy Brown is 30.

Today In Entertainment History September 6

Fifty years ago, in 1959, death claimed actress Kay Kendall in London at age 33 and actor Edmund Gwenn in Los Angeles at age 81. Forty years ago, in 1969, after a concert in Memphis, Tenn., James Brown announced that he was going to retire from touring the following summer. He did cut back on touring but didn't retire. Thirty-five years ago, in 1974, the first album on George Harrison's Dark Horse record label was released. The LP by a band named Splinter was produced by Harrison. Twenty-five years ago, in 1984, country star Ernest Tubb, the "Texas Troubadour," died of emphysema at the age of 70. Twenty years ago, in 1989, Paula Abdul and Madonna dominated the sixth annual MTV Awards. After the show, MTV apologized to viewers because of a performance by Andrew Dice Clay, who made remarks about overweight women and sex. In 1990, guitarist Tom Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival died of respiratory failure brought on by tuberculosis, in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 48. Actor Charlie Sheen left a rehabilitation center in Santa Monica, Calif., after nearly a month of treatment for alcohol abuse. In 1998, Japanese director Akira Kurosawa died at age 88. In 2007, opera singer Luciano Pavarotti died at age 71. One year ago, actress Anita Page died in Los Angeles at age 98.

Thought for Today:

"We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality." — Iris Murdoch, Anglo-Irish author and philosopher (1919-1999). [Some might say, "Good luck w/ that. " Some might say, you got it backwards, Iris. — Ed.]

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Internet Tough Guys Take Firm Stance Against Democracy Being Shoved Down Their Throats

Note the handgun images plastered throughout the comments.
They shove a bill through, down our throats, we’ll rip the fucker up and burn it. It will then be time to enlist EVERY SINGLE STATE to pass a State Law rejecting any form of Federal Healthcare intervention within the state’s borders.
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I don’t care what that psychotic sub-human Racist Marxist Animal intends to say.
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Stand by to grab your akles, this marxist peckerwood will hvae his henchmen cram this sucker down our throats comne hell or high water.It’s a down deal and the rinos will help him.
Peckerwood? Peckerwood? That is projection of the first water.
Fuck you fucking fuck Obama!!! We don’t give a fuck what you say! Go fuck yourself you fucking cock sucking - cornholing - faggot fuck! And your wife is a cunt!
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You musr have read Larry Sinclair’s docuementary on the fudge packer/sausage puffer in chief….lol….http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Barack-Obama-Larry-Sinclair/Lawrence-W-Sinclair/e/9780578013879 In one conversation, Donald informed me that “Barack had engaged in anal intercourse,” with Donald penetrating Barack Obama on several occasions during the relationship…….. The relationship being one where Barack and Donald engaged in “pitching” and “catching.”……..
No idea who "Donald" is. No indication the commenter has any idea either.
I don’t blame Obama…he is a product of what the voter has allowed to happen. Congress on the other hand….continues to ignore the demand of the voter. Do they wish a revolution? Do they not think we will ‘go there’? The reason opposition has appeared is quite simple….lack of trust. Thats all nothing more ….nothing less. Continue down the road of shoving through wat the voters don’t want…..you will get revolution. The military will also revolt…by simply staying in barracks. Yep the word is already out….. push it and see what happens.
Un-oh. Ominous ellipses. The jig is up, libs!

Who's Deranged Now?

Found here, where there is more.

A Little Tramp (Hobo, Not Slut)

Charles Chaplin, 1917 or '18, standing in front of the newly constructed Chaplin Studios on La Brea Ave., just south of Sunset Blvd. The site later became A&M Records, & is now the home of the late Jim Henson's empire.From some goddamn site where a buch of jag-offs sit around all day & all night & all afternoon, getting even fatter as they search for inane crap to amuse shut-ins like us.

"F**ck The People." That Must Be EXTRA-Dirty.

Awake for three hrs., w/ two cupsa kawffee tickling the cognitive centers, & this is the least boring stupidity we can find.We give up. We'd take a nap if it didn't involve getting up & walking to the bed.

Fickle

We would gladly dump our friend & sexual associate of more or less the last twelve yrs. (who claims never to read this; we'll see) for any woman this silly. Wouldn't you?Assuming you're the sort who likes to "date" wymyn.

5 September: Beard Tax In; Counter-Revolutionary Activities Harshly Repressed; Texas Elects Houston; "On The Road" Published

Today is Saturday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2009 with 117 to follow. Sound & Vision.
From the UPI Almanac: The moon is waning. The morning stars are Uranus, Mars and Venus. The evening stars are Neptune, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Sept. 5, 1972, Black September terrorists attacked the Israeli delegation at the Munich Olympic games; 11 Israelis, five guerrillas and a police officer were killed in the siege.

On this date:

In 1698, Russia's Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards. In 1774, the first Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia. In 1793, the Reign of Terror began during the French Revolution as the National Convention instituted harsh measures to repress counter-revolutionary activities. In 1836, Sam Houston was elected president of the Republic of Texas. In 1877, Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse was fatally bayoneted by a U.S. soldier after resisting confinement in a guard house at Fort Robinson, Neb. A year earlier, Crazy Horse was among the Sioux leaders who defeated George Armstrong Custer's Seventh Cavalry at the Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana Territory. In 1882, the nation's first Labor Day parade was held in New York City. In 1905, the Treaty of Portsmouth, ending the Russo-Japanese War, was signed in New Hampshire. In 1914, the First Battle of the Marne, resulting in a French-British victory over Germany, began. In 1939, four days after war had broken out in Europe, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation declaring U.S. neutrality in the conflict. In 1945, Japanese-American Iva Toguri D'Aquino, suspected of being wartime broadcaster "Tokyo Rose," was arrested in Yokohama. (D'Aquino was later convicted of treason and served six years in prison; she was pardoned in 1977 by President Gerald R. Ford.) In 1957, "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac, the defining novel of the Beat Generation, was published.In 1958, the novel "Doctor Zhivago" by Russian author Boris Pasternak was published in the United States for the first time. In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford escaped an attempt on his life by Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a disciple of Charles Manson, in Sacramento, Calif. In 1977, West German industrialist Hanns-Martin Schleyer was kidnapped in Cologne by the Baader-Meinhof gang. (Schleyer was later killed by his captors.) The U.S. launched the Voyager 1 spacecraft two weeks after launching its twin, Voyager 2. In 1995, France conducted an underground nuclear test at the Mururoa Atoll in the South Pacific. It was the first of several -- all of which were met by protests worldwide. In 1997, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II broke the royal reticence over Princess Diana's death, delivering a televised address in which she called her former daughter-in-law "a remarkable person." Mother Teresa [A thieving Albanian dwarf. — Ed.] died in Calcutta, India, at age 87; conductor Sir Georg Solti died in France at age 84. Ten years ago: Hundreds of Islamic insurgents launched a new offensive in southern Russia, hours after a bomb smashed a building housing Russian military families; the blast was the first of four apartment building explosions blamed by Russian officials on Chechen rebels that killed a total of about 300 people. The Houston Comets won their third straight WNBA championship, beating the New York Liberty, 59-47. Five years ago: Hurricane Frances struck Florida's central-eastern coast with heavy rain. In 2005, President George W. Bush nominated John Roberts for chief justice. One year ago: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice became the highest-ranking American official in half a century to visit Libya, where she met Moammar Gadhafi. Europe's Rosetta space probe flew by the Steins asteroid 250 million miles from Earth. Publishing giant Robert Giroux, who'd guided and supported dozens of great writers from T.S. Eliot and Jack Kerouac to Bernard Malamud and Susan Sontag, died in Tinton Falls, N.J., at age 94.

Today's Birthdays:

Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include French King Louis XIV in 1638; outlaw Jesse James in 1847; marketing research engineer A.C. Nielsen in 1897; movie producer Darryl F. Zanuck in 1902; & Hungarian-born author Arthur Koestler in 1905. Former Federal Reserve Board chairman Paul A. Volcker is 82. Comedian-actor Bob Newhart is 80. Actress-singer Carol Lawrence is 77. Actor William Devane is 70. Actor George Lazenby is 70. Actress Raquel Welch is 69. Movie director Werner Herzog is 67. Singer Al Stewart is 64. Actor-director Dennis Dugan is 63. College Football Hall of Famer Jerry LeVias is 63. Singer Loudon Wainwright III is 63. "Cathy" cartoonist Cathy Guisewite is 59. Actor Michael Keaton is 58. Country musician Jamie Oldaker (The Tractors) is 58. Actress Debbie Turner-Larson (Film: Marta in "The Sound of Music") is 53. Actress Kristian Alfonso is 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer Terry Ellis is 46. Rock musician Brad Wilk is 41. TV personality Dweezil Zappa is 40. [That's funny. — Ed.] Actress Rose McGowan is 36. NFL player Leonard Davis is 31.

Today In Entertainment History September 5

In 1935, singing cowboy Gene Autry starred in his first Western feature "Tumbling Tumbleweeds." In 1969, blues man Josh White died at a Long Island hospital following heart surgery. Among his work were the songs "I Believe I'll Make A Change" and "Jim Crow Train." In 1987, "American Bandstand" was canceled after 30 years on TV. In 1990, guitar great B.B. King got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1991, R.E.M. won six MTV video music awards, including video of the year for "Losing My Religion." Actor John Travolta and model Kelly Preston got married. In 1992, John Mellencamp and model Elaine Irwin got married at a cabin near Seymour, Ind., where Mellencamp grew up. They had met during the filming of the video for the song "Get A Leg Up." She also appeared on the cover of his album "Whenever We Wanted." In 1993, former Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Ten years ago, "Candid Camera" creator Allen Funt died in Pebble Beach, Calif., at age 84. In 2007, Katie Couric debuted as anchor of the CBS Evening News. Her first newscast ended with photos of the baby of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, who had eluded paparazzi for months.

Thought for Today:

"History may be divided into three movements: what moves rapidly, what moves slowly and what appears not to move at all." — Fernand Braudel, French historian (1902-1985).

We're in Big Trouble:

A thought for the day: Norman Douglas said, "You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements."

Friday, September 4, 2009

Annals of Delusion

We'll have to assume this pre-emptive defense means that Gawd has already advised Rep. Bachmann (R-Delusion) that she's on his list. She's certainly on ours.

Decline & Fall, Part Whatever

This is what the "productive" class is producing. SHOWER LIGHT Not w/ a whimper but a colored splash.We could have been shipping the rugged individualists to Mars by now if our rocket scientists weren't focused on this sort of decadent crap.

A Lovely Day Had Today

Left the bunker around 1600 for grim necessities whose possession could no longer be put off, & were pleasantly surprised to discover that most of L. A. had already left work & gone home, or left for the mtns., beach, or even a beach in Mexico; it was like a Sunday afternoon, rather than the expected rush hour madness.
De-population: We're for it! Are you doing your part?

Some People Hope The Death Panels Start W/ The Illin', & Right Now!

Wrong, Mr. Centrist Mugwump. We hear. We hear the insane paranoia of idjits saying "No rights for the handicapped, damnit, OMG! They're going to kill Grandma!" in the same breath. We hear them loudly & clearly. But there's no reason in the world to listen to them.

When You Wish Upon A Czar/Doesn't Matter Where You Are

Here is seen the result of believing Glenn Beck: Czar-o-phobia.

HOT TOPICS

Immigration Conundrum(41 ~ 11:08 PM, Sep 3) VA End of Life Book (27 ~ 10:33 PM, Sep 3) My Worry List Today (8 ~ 9:19 PM, Sep 3) The Czar List (6 ~ 8:27 PM, Sep 3) #18 Regulartory Czar (15 ~ 8:13 PM, Sep 3)
This is from the Mountain Home, Idaho, News. To localize the infection, it's from the keyboard of Kim Kovac, who is so worried that she shares her worries daily, trivial as they are. Obama: Quit streamlining your BS into classrooms all over the nation!
OK, OK. Low hanging. And rotten. But one simply couldn't make this up.

Many have warned us!

This CIA investigation is playing right into our enemies hands. The terrorist write about it and advise their own people that if they are imprisioned to complain about being tortured! It's that simple! I shouldn't be shocked over the current state of ignorance and stupidity, yet here I am with mouth wide-open in shock! Jeeze, what the h-e-double hockeysticks is going to happen next? Our country was saved of numerous terrorist attacks on mass transit and public buildings and large gatherings using the information that was tortured out of our enemies. OMG! The crying liberals are freaking out over sleep deprivation to the terrorist? I've been sleep deprived for 20-something years since my first child was born and I haven't been given any sympathy! And water torture! The sink in my kitchen and the shower head next to my bedroom has dripped repeatly every few seconds for the past 2 years! In sterio, drip, drip drip! I should be in a mental hospital!
We have not dared to peek into any of the comments, nor did we bother to "[sic]" anything above.

4 September: L. A. Founded, Civilization Begins Inevitable Decline; Faubus Stands Athwart History; Geronimo Surrenders; Wilhelmina Abdicates

Today is Friday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2009. There are 118 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Sept. 4, 1781, Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers led by Governor Felipe de Neve.

On this date:

In 1886, a group of Apache Indians led by Geronimosurrendered to Gen. Nelson Miles at Skeleton Canyon in Arizona.
In 1888, George Eastman received a patent for his roll-film box camera, and registered his trademark: "Kodak."
In 1893, English author Beatrix Potter first told the story of Peter Rabbit in the form of a "picture letter" to Noel Moore, the son of Potter's former governess.
In 1917, the American Expeditionary Forces in France suffered their first fatalities during World War I when a German plane attacked a British-run base hospital.
In 1948, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicated after nearly six decades of rule for health reasons.
In 1951, President Harry S. Truman addressed the nation from the Japanese peace treaty conference in San Francisco in the first live, coast-to-coast television broadcast.
In 1957, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus used Arkansas National Guardsmen to prevent nine black students from entering all-white Central High School in Little Rock.Ford Motor Co. began selling its ill-fated Edsel.
In 1967, Michigan Gov. George Romney said during a TV interview that he had undergone a "brainwashing" by U.S. officials during a 1965 visit to Vietnam. The comment is widely believed to have derailed his campaign for the 1968 Republican presidential nomination.
Forty years ago, in 1969, the Food and Drug Administration issued a report calling birth control pills "safe," despite a slight risk of fatal blood-clotting disorders linked to the pills.
In 1971, an Alaska Airlines jet crashed near Juneau, killing all 111 people on board.
In 1984, Canada's Progressive Conservatives, led by Brian Mulroney, won a landslide victory in general elections over the Liberal Party of Prime Minister John N. Turner and the New Democrats headed by Ed Broadbent.
Ten years ago: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat signed a breakthrough land-for-security agreement during a ceremony in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. Martin Frankel, a Connecticut money manager accused of cheating insurance companies in five states out of more than $200 million, was arrested in Germany. (Frankel was later sentenced to nearly 17 years in a federal prison.) Anti-independence militias in East Timor went on a rampage, hours after the United Nations announced that residents had overwhelmingly voted for independence from Indonesia.
Five years ago: Slow-moving Hurricane Frances snapped power lines and whipped the Atlantic coast with winds over 90 miles-an-hour as it neared Florida. A shaken President Vladimir Putin made a rare and candid admission of Russian weakness after more than 330 people were killed in a hostage-taking at a southern school.
In 2007, toy maker Mattel Inc. recalled 800,000 lead-tainted, Chinese-made toys worldwide, a third major recall in just over a month.
One year ago: With a pledge that "change is coming," Sen. John McCain accepted the Republican presidential nomination at the party's convention in St. Paul, Minn., vowing to vanquish what he called the "constant partisan rancor" gripping Washington. The Dow industrial average fell 344.65 points to 11,188.23 on gloomy economic data. Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in a sex scandal, forcing the Democrat out of office after months of defiantly holding onto his job.

Today's Birthdays September 4

Actress Mitzi Gaynor is 78. Singer Merald "Bubba" Knight (Gladys Knight & The Pips) is 67. World Golf Hall of Famer Raymond Floyd is 67. Actress Jennifer Salt is 65. World Golf Hall of Famer Tom Watson is 60. Rhythm-and-blues musician Ronald LaPread is 59. Actress Judith Ivey is 58. Rock musician Martin Chambers (The Pretenders) is 58. Actress Khandi Alexander is 52.
Actor-comedian Damon Wayans is 49. Rock musician Kim Thayil is 49. Retired Baseball All-Star Mike Piazza is 41. Actor Noah Taylor is 40. Actress Ione Skye is 39. Rhythm-and-blues singer Richard Wingo (Jagged Edge) is 34. Actor Wes Bentley is 31. NFL player Terence Newman is 31. Singer Dan Miller ("Making the Band") is 29. Singer Beyonce Knowles is 28.

Today In Entertainment History September 4

In 1959, a New York radio station banned the song "Mack The Knife" in response to a wave of stabbings.
In 1964, The Animals made their American debut in Brooklyn, New York. "Gilligan's Island" premiered on CBS.
In 1965, The Who had their equipment van stolen in England while they were inside an animal shelter buying a guard dog.
In 1968, radio stations in several US cities banned the Rolling Stones song "Street Fighting Man" because of fears it might incite violence.
In 1977, the rock musical "Godspell" closed on Broadway.
In 1986, musician Gregg Allman was arrested for drunken driving in Florida. He had just gotten his driver's license back after a five-year suspension. [Why'd the sucky Allman Bro. live & the less-sucky one die? Answer me that, Gawd! — Ed.]
In 1991, singer Dottie West died during surgery in Nashville. She had been injured in a car accident a few days earlier. West was 58.
In 1993, actor Herve Villechaize died at the age of 50. He's probably best known for playing Tattoo on "Fantasy Island." [Yeah, "probably." Will the real writers be back after Labor Day? We hope so. — Ed.]
In 1996, Yusaf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, emerged from retirement in London to sign copies of his first album in 18 years. Music fans were disappointed, because the album "Life of the Last Prophet" was 80 percent talk.
In 2002, Kelly Clarkson was named the winner on "American Idol," beating out Justin Guarini and winning a recording contract. Nearly 22.5 million people tuned in to watch.
In 2006, Steve Irwin of the TV show "Crocodile Hunter" was killed when a stingray's barb hit him in the heart while Irwin was filming an underwater documentary. Irwin was 44.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

More Crap We Didn't Know Until We Saw It On The Internet

For example, we didn't know that famous & fabulous fascista Glory Stephens was Irish. Or 77. Or that September was the eighth month in Spain. Until we came here.

Canada? Oh.

The PuffHo has discovered a neighbor to the north. Amazingly, it appears there are people & animals & some kind of culture & stuff up there too. News to us. Up to date news, too:

Gorilla Waves Knife Around In Canadian Zoo-Terror Incident

And the "rumours" are correct: It's a clean, anti-libertarian hellhole.

Canadian City Will Stop Dumping Poop Into Puget Sound For Olympics

MSNBC's "Countdown" Attempts To Intimidate & Silence Patriot Warrior Glenn Beck By Pointing Out That He's A Delusional Fucking Idiot

Nope. Try as he might, K. O. there can't even get close to Beck's unintentional self-satire.

By Now, One Can Only Conclude That This Is Not What It Seems, But Then What The Hell Is It?

New Yawk mag issues a challenge after noting what the Mad Mormon (Mormon Madman, maybe?) said last night.
He then took off after a 1936 bas-relief at 636 Fifth Avenue, saying it "drives me nuts," concluding that a sun represented a "bright tomorrow," a wheel is "industry," and horses are the "engines of industry," and that the whole thing creates a connection between a strong leader, Mussolini, children, indoctrination, and "our president!"
"Aww, no, he di-unt," a nation protests. Oh, yes he did. Watch & weep, nation of sheep.
Have any of these statues or murals ever come to life & spoken to Mr. Beck? It would be irresponsible for a psychiatric professional not to ask Beck about this.
The comments indicate that it's working, though:

Your "Right" To Put Your Fist Near My Mouth Ends Where My Teeth Begin, You Old Bastard!

All Gall Is Divided Into Three Parts

An elected official speaks through the WashPoo:
When I reached Rep. Tom Perriello last week, he divided the crowds at the 17 town halls he had held to that point in his largely rural Virginia district into three groups: conservatives, for whom the health-care battle is "about big government, socialism and all that"; the left, for whom "it's about corporate accountability"; and a "middle" for whom "it's about health care costs" and the problems with their coverage.
As the representative is in dire need of a clue, let us provide him one: Congresscritter, if you see a conflict or difference between the "left" desire for corporate accountability & the "middle" who are worried about "costs" & "problems" w/ their coverage you are truly a fool. Shouldn't a politician be able to make use of an opportunity to unite people who have common causes & interests? Typist E. J. Dionne (Whose whole fucking point was that there aren't nearly as many raging, lunatic, crazy-person nut-jobs as his friends in the media might indicate.) doesn't notice that, even in Rep. Incompetent's rural Virginia district, two-thirds of those who showed up to bitch think there's a problem w/ health care, while one third is concerned that big gov't., socialism & all that will take away its freedom to die in the street like an animal. This Great Nation of Ours™ is in some big damn trouble when a manic depressive (w/ an amazing ability to overlook & ignore the obvious) in an over-priced tenement in Los Angeles is more perceptive than a member of congress & some clown w/ a media gig & telebision exposure. Fuck me.

3 September: Popery Afoot; Revolutionary War Done; Dow 381.17! Blind Owl Passes Over; Tonya Harding Rocks

Today is Thursday, Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2009. There are 119 days left in the year. UPI Almanac.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Sept. 3, 1939, Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declared war on Germany, two days after the Nazi invasion of Poland. Sound Bite: British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. A German U-boat torpedoed and sank the Montreal-bound British liner SS Athenia some 250 miles off the Irish coast, killing more than 100 people, including 28 Americans, out of the 1,400 or so on board. President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered a radio address in which he said the U.S. was preparing a proclamation of neutrality in the European conflict.

On this date:

In 590, Pope St. Gregory I was consecrated as the successor to Pope Pelagius II. In 1189, England's King Richard I (the Lion-Hearted) was crowned in Westminster Abbey. Four hundred years ago, in 1609, English explorer Henry Hudson and his crew aboard the Half Moon entered present-day New York Harbor and began sailing up the river that now bears his name. (They reached present-day Albany before turning back.) In 1658, Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector of England, died in London. In 1777, the U.S. flag was flown in battle for the first time, during a Revolutionary War skirmish at Cooch's Bridge, Del. In 1783, representatives of the United States and Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, which officially ended the Revolutionary War. In 1916, the Allies turned back the Germans in the Battle of Verdun. In 1929, the Dow Jones industrial average closed at 381.17, it's [sic] pre-crash high. In 1936, Britain's Malcolm Campbell set a land-speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah, averaging 301.129 mph in two runs. In 1943, the British Eighth Army invaded Italy, the same day Italy signed a secret armistice with the Allies. In 1967, Nguyen Van Thieu was elected president of South Vietnam under a new constitution. Motorists in Sweden began driving on the right-hand side of the road instead of the left. In 1976, America's Viking 2 lander touched down on Mars to take the first close-up, color photographs of the planet's surface.In 1978, Pope John Paul I was installed as the 264th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. [1,388 yrs. after Pope G 2 tha' First way back in 590. — Ed.] In 1994, China and Russia pledged they would no longer target nuclear missiles at or use force against each other. In 1997, Arizona Gov. Fife Symington was convicted of lying to get millions in loans to shore up his collapsing real estate empire. (The conviction was overturned in 1999.) Ten years ago: A French judge closed a two-year inquiry into the car crash that killed Princess Diana, dismissing all charges against nine photographers and a press motorcyclist, and concluding the accident was caused by an inebriated driver. NASA temporarily grounded its space shuttle fleet after inspections had uncovered damaged wires that could endanger a mission. Five years ago: The three-day hostage siege at a school in Beslan, Russia, ended in bloody chaos after Chechen militants set off bombs as Russian commandos stormed the building; more than 330 people, mostly children, were killed. Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized in New York with chest pains and shortness of breath; he ended up undergoing heart bypass surgery. In 2005, President George W. Bush ordered more than 7,000 active duty forces to the Gulf Coast as his administration in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist died at age 80. In 2006, tennis player Andre Agassi announced his retirement. In 2007, millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, 63, vanished after taking off in a single-engine plane in western Nevada. (His remains were discovered in October 2008 in California's Sierra Nevada mountains.) One year ago: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, John McCain's choice for running mate, roused delegates at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., as she belittled Democrat Barack Obama and praised her new boss. Thousands of New Orleans residents who had fled Hurricane Gustav forced the city to reluctantly open its doors, while President George W. Bush returned to the scene to show that the government had turned a corner since its bungled response to Katrina. Baseball's first use of instant replay backed an onfield call of a home run for Alex Rodriguez during the ninth inning of a New York Yankees game against the Tampa Bay Rays. (The Yankees won the game, 8-4.)

Today's Birthdays September 3

Actress Helen Wagner ("As the World Turns") is 91. "Beetle Bailey" cartoonist Mort Walker is 86. (This is mean. Ha ha.)Actress Anne Jackson is 83. Actress Eileen Brennan is 77. Country singer Tompall Glaser is 76. Actress Pauline Collins is 69. Rock singer-musician Al Jardine is 67. Actress Valerie Perrine is 66. Rock musician Donald Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad) is 61. Rock guitarist Steve Jones (The Sex Pistols) is 54. Actor Steve Schirripa is 52. Rock singer-musician Todd Lewis is 44. Actor Charlie Sheen is 44. Baseball All-Star Luis Gonzalez is 42. Singer Jennifer Paige is 36. Actress Ashley Jones is 33. NFL player Casey Hampton is 32. Actress Nichole Hiltz is 31. Actor Nick Wechsler is 31. Olympic gold medal snowboarder Shaun White is 23.

Today In Entertainment History September 3

In 1942, Frank Sinatra began his solo singing career after leaving Tommy Dorsey's orchestra. In 1951, the soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" made its debut on CBS. (It ran on CBS until 1982, when it moved to NBC until its final episode, which aired in December 1986.) In 1955, Bill Haley and the Comets turned down their first invitation to tour outside the U. S., because they were afraid of flying. In 1967, the original version of the television game show "What's My Line?" -- hosted by John Charles Daly -- broadcast its final episode after more than 17 years on CBS. In 1970, singer-guitarist Al Wilson of Canned Heat was found dead of a drug overdose at the home of another band member. Wilson was 27. In 1982, the three-day "US" Festival opened in San Bernardino, California. More than 400,000 people turned out to see bands like The Cars, Fleetwood Mac and Talking Heads. The show was expected to bring in ten million dollars, but lost money because of [sic] artists like David Bowie and Van Halen demanded huge fees. In 1988, actor Kevin Bacon married actress Kyra Sedgwick. In 1991, director Frank Capra died at his home in California at the age of 94. Among his works: "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington" and "It's A Wonderful Life," which both starred Jimmy Stewart. In 1992, a spokesman for Prince announced that the musician had signed a deal worth up to $100 million, making him the highest paid pop star. Under the reported terms, Prince would receive $10 million per album, for six albums, plus royalties. In 1995, skater Tonya Harding made her singing debut with her band, the Golden Blades, in Portland, Oregon. The crowd booed her during her 15-minute set.

UPI's thought for the day:

Louis Sullivan said, "Form ever follows function."