Monday, July 5, 2010

No Mas

1945
1949
1955
1969: Lt. William L. Calley, Jr., during his court martial in 1971.

Past Paranoia

All decent people know how much Glenn Beck sucks, but if he (& his aging fans) weren't a sad & powerless joke, this could be happening:
Had Beck been a public figure at the time of King's famous speech, there is little doubt on "which side of history" he would have stood: the same side as every other far-rightwing Mormon. Had they been contemporaries, Beck would have condemned King as a "progressive cockroach" surrounded by communists, or as an outright communist himself. We know this not only because he has imported such tactics into the present. We know this because his Mormon heroes were viciously anti-civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s.

Beck has repeatedly, respectfully, and recently played audio of men like Ezra Taft Benson, a Mormon apostle who thought the civil rights movement was a dastardly communist plot. Benson also wrote the forward to a book of race hate whose cover illustration featured the severed, bloody head of an African American.
Beck's favorite author and biggest influence, meanwhile, is W. Cleon Skousen. The author of four of the ten books on Beck's 9.12 Project required-reading list, Skousen supported the Birchite view captured in the title of a September 1965 cover story in the John Birch Society Bulletin, "Fully Expose the 'Civil Rights' Fraud, and You Will Break the Back of the Communist Conspiracy!"

The Benson/Skousen axis of the 1960s, of which Beck would have been a energetic party to, was a multi-generational affair. In 1965, Salt Lake City was plunged into hysteria when Reed Benson (son of Ezra) and Mark Skousen (nephew of Cleon) spread rumors that the NAACP was sending two thousand Black Muslims to attack the Tabernacle. When general panic ensued, the Utah National Guard was placed on alert and began practicing riot maneuvers in anticipation of the invasion. After calm was restored, the Anti-Defamation League and the NAACP both condemned the Bircher-fomented race-war hysteria in Utah. (Both groups have also condemned Beck.) The next month, the Bulletin published articles describing blacks as "savages" and civil rights leaders as "animals."
Getting dilrods to show at rallies is all well & good, but when was the last time one of these hucksters managed to get the National Guard called out?

Check For Fleas & Buboes Immediately

Hope for the Great Cleansing springs eternal:
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Alamos Campground in the Angeles National Forest has been shut down after a squirrel captured there tested positive for plague.

The campground will remain closed for at least ten days, according to Los Angeles County public health director Jonathan Fielding.

The squirrel was caught about two weeks ago.

All the squirrel burrows in the area near Gorman will be dusted for fleas, which can transmit the disease from wild rodents to humans.

Then, further tests will be performed before the campground is reopened.

There have been four cases of human plague in L.A. County since 1984, none of which were fatal.
Always w/ the fact-based party-pooping at the end. Killjoys.

KTLA News
12:59 PM PDT, July 5, 2010

Just A Few Things & Concepts We Despise:

AC/DC, Americans, Australians, Canadians, The English-Speaking Peoples & The Remainder of Humanity, Music & The State of Nevada, as summed up:We don't know who or what the fuck Anastacia is, but if she's part of any group we didn't address, fuck them too!

Conditions Are Right

America has been drinking & blowing shit up real good since Friday afternoon (at the latest). The actual Fourth of Independence has passed, yet there's another day off. The inexperienced are in charge, & there's no reason for people not to have a few more.
Eagle looking ready to peck out your America-hating eyes.

Also Not On The Radar

It's difficult ignoring two large scale events at once, but we've been juggling while on the tightrope for yrs.

The Old Get Old, & Older

Can we stop w/ the patriotism, or must we keep up appearances because today is Independence Day (Observed)?

'Way back up in the woods....'

(Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/July 3, 2010)
Chuck Berry plays his classic "Johnny B Goode" while displaying some of his signature moves -- this at the age of 83.
Rock’s first poet and original guitar hero confessed during his hour-long set to tiring easily these days. So he alternated such rollicking anthems of youthful liberation as “Roll Over Beethoven,” “School Days” and “Sweet Little Sixteen” with slower numbers, including “Every Day I Have the Blues” and “Wee Wee Hours,” in which he let his big Gibson electric guitar do most of the singing.

The man who invented much of the musical lexicon for his instrument reeled and rocked with a perplexing string of chord progressions and melodic runs during his solos, the logic of which might have been perceptible only to certain breeds of guitar-loving dogs. Yet just when you thought he’d completely abandoned musical cohesion comprehensible to anyone this side of Thelonious Monk, those long, limber fingers would slip back into the exhilarating dimension he largely defined more than half a century ago.
That might have been fun. This too.

Heels on wheels

(Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/July 3, 2010)
Model "Rotten Kitty" of Los Angeles draws attention to a 1928 Essex at Hootenanny, where car culture intersects with roots music and a punk attitude.
If one likes that sort of thing.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Nation Of Sheep:
What Can I Say?
Nation Of Sheep:
U-S-A! U-S-A!

Gobble Gobble
(Oh, Wait, Wrong Holiday. Heh-Heh.)

A Patriot In Action!

Flags: ✔ Lady Liberty: ✔ No bald eagle?

Patriotic Pig Propaganda

Civilization In Peril Again

Nice image, although our ulterior motive is that the headline reminds us of a theater (once on Hollywood Blah, at Normandie) that often featured amusing titles on its marquee. Our favorite was "Greek Lightning," but this is close enough.

Greece lightning: Ancient Parthenon lit from above as storm breaks over Athens
Hammer of Zeus: A flash of lightning illuminates the sky over the 2,500-year-old Ancient Parthenon temple at the Acropolis hill during a heavy rainfall in Athens early this morning

Dirt-Eating Hippies Enter World Of Paranoia

Nervous obsession w/ "healthy" eating is more psychiatric bogosity, damnit, & will lead to this sort of thing:
I told you this was coming. Years ago, I warned NaturalNews readers that an attempt might soon be under way to outlaw broccoli because of its anti-cancer phytonutrients. This mental health assault on health-conscious consumers is part of that agenda. It's an effort to marginalize healthy eaters by declaring them to be mentally unstable and therefore justify carting them off to mental institutions where they will be injected with psychiatric drugs and fed institutional food that's all processed, dead and full of toxic chemicals.
Our immediate thought is that this guy will not be hauled off & doped up because he's suffering from Healthy eating disorder.

Not that we completely disagree w/ people who are paranoid about the "psychiatric establishment."
The Guardian even goes to the ridiculous extreme of saying, "The obsession about which foods are "good" and which are "bad" means orthorexics can end up malnourished."

Follow the non-logic on this, if you can: Eating "good" foods will cause malnutrition! Eating bad foods, I suppose, is assumed to provide all the nutrients you need. That's about as crazy a statement on nutrition as I've ever read. No wonder people are so diseased today: The mainstream media is telling them that eating health food is a mental disorder that will cause malnutrition!
Ummm ...

Silly Nation, Stupid Songs

Recorded in Britland. Why does Don hate America?
Actual listening unnecessary. (We certainly didn't.)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Entropy

No amount of coffee & napping can relieve us of the eternal boredom & somnia of humanoid existence. None.

Patriotic Correctness

We'll be staying seated & watching telebision this 4th of July wknd., rather than going outside or enjoying the company of friends. (Why should this wknd. be any different? Chronology & calendars, poo.)

But we don't need viewing advice from the Brain Police, thank you.

Writer, editor and lecturer on timeless film
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Picnic (1955)
The Searchers (1956)
The Music Man (1962)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
American Graffiti (1973)
All the President's Men (1976)
Breaking Away (1979)
Born On The Fourth Of July (1989)
Glory (1989)


From a nameless hack at Tucker's House of Lost Souls, a slideshow w/ brief descriptions. If we didn't know better we'd think the HuffPo expects its viewers to read at a level higher than the average People viewer.
‘Miracle’ (2004)
‘Apollo 13′ (1995)
‘Mr. Smith Goes To Washington’ (1939)
‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’ (1942)
‘All the Presidents Men’ (1976)
‘Independence Day’ (1996)
‘Rocky’ (1976)
‘The Music Man’ (1962)
‘Forrest Gump’ (1994)
‘Schoolhouse Rock: America’ (2007)

Liberal Media Bias Exposed!

Deseret Media Companies (DMC) is a for-profit arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and manages KSL radio and other media outlets.

The DMC "Mission Statement" calls for the dissemination of "light and knowledge" along with the promotion of "integrity, civility, morality, and respect for all people."


Fascism if we've ever seen it.

Burst Of Patriotism

Not to imply that the "Scandinavians" are not real Americans.
Fooled again: Multiculturalism is not patriotic, it is liberal undermining of whatever the hell it was that made America great.

On The Street W/ The Big Malig

We have discovered the cleverest pod mall architect in all of Korea Town.

Friday, July 2, 2010

New Blogger At TNR?

Sometimes we see something & later the brain misfires more than usual.

Attention, Would-Be Motherfuckers!

Missed your big chance, but here are the dates you should have in mind for milfery, according to Slate. (Helpful, aren't they?)
"They have expectations—expectations that their partnership will be celebrated and even romanticized—but that is often not what transpires," the site's founder says. This logic isn't just visible after the first Sunday in May; the day after Valentine's Day is actually the most popular sign-up day of the year. (The day after Mother's Day is second, followed by the day after New Year's.)
Possibly useful to hubbies who want to keep wifey from straying as well.

A Momentary Pause ...

.. in our non-stop non-coverage of FIFA World Cup 2010. Spent much of the day outside the bunker (10 separate bus boardings!) & just as you air-polluting, industry-enabling automobilists listen to crap on your car radios when out & about, we too have a radio we listen to. (Keeps our thoughts at bay.)

Point being, if you thought Ass. Football was dullsville on the screen, try listening to one of the games on the radio.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Year Of The (Crazed, Violent) Woman

We have NutMeg pushing people around, & next-door in Nevada we have Sharron Angle & her "Second Amendment remedies." Angle's pretty much a lying sack of reactionary batshit, as changes to her website indicate.

Added: More linkies to Ms. Angle's craziness from NotionsCapital, w/ image.

Pantload Watch

Ennui & links drove us to NRO: The Corner, where we found this fruit, once low-hanging but now stinking up the jungle floor:
Many might say, "Oh, poor Bill Buckley, he must be just spinning in his grave," but we suspect that Jonah G. would be his favorite, if this is any indication:

Up The Canucks!!

As a Yank who has had the sex (And more than once, too!) w/ a ladywoman of the Canadian persuasion [Hi, REDACTED!], we'll therefore pretend to give a shit & wish a happy day to all those above whichever parallel it is that artificially divides our two great nations.

Gawd Save The Queen.

Miles Davis Copenhagen '69

Still in the acoustic bass period.

BÖC NYC '79

Half-Way Through Another One

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Another Angle On Maddow

And on the dedicated patriots of Tea Party Express Nation Works, a fully-owned subsidiary.

"Going Forward" + "Harry Reid"

Note creepy smile, & when she uses it. Very evangelical. The unemployed should take crummy, low-paying jobs because at $8.50/hr. then they'll be able to pay their fucking mortgages?

Balancing Act

Something not nearly as bad as below, 'though also from The NYT. While he can never be forgiven for bloggingheads.tv, typist Robert Wright is not actively stupid or evil. Well, not as stupid & evil as that fool Friedman.
As a bonus, it turns out there’s a hopeful message not just in Shahzad’s testimony, but in Pipes’s incomprehension of it. Pipes exhibits a cognitive distortion that may be afflicting Americans broadly — not just on the right, but on the center and left as well. And seeing the distortion is the first step toward escaping it.

Here is how Shahzad explained his role in the holy war: “It’s a war,” he said. “I am part of that. I am part of the answer of the U.S. terrorizing the Muslim nations and the Muslim people, and on behalf of that, I’m revenging the attacks.”

Now, for a Muslim holy warrior to see his attacks as revenge runs counter to Pipes’s longstanding claim that Islamic holy war is about attack, not counterattack. Roughly since 9/11, Pipes has been telling us that jihad is “unabashedly offensive in nature, with the eventual goal of achieving Muslim dominion over the entire globe.” This notion of “jihad in the sense of territorial expansion has always been a central aspect of Muslim life” and is now “the world’s foremost source of terrorism.” That’s why you have to respond with “superior military force.”
And we get to see once again the stupidity & evil that is Daniel Pipes.

Please Die, You Intolerable Fucking Moron

We've had it w/ this kind of crap being shoved down our throats, placed in front of our eyes, or conceived in anyone's mind. Thomas L. Friedman, best-selling author (Can you think of a stronger condemnation of a typist than that?) is having a a party in his pants because he sees a Lexus among the olive trees:
It’s the P.S.E., or Palestine Securities Exchange. Based in Nablus, in the West Bank, the Al-Quds Index has actually been having a solid year — and therein lies a tale.

“It has outperformed the stock exchanges of most Arab countries,” said Samir Hulileh, the C.E.O. of Palestine Development and Investment, which owns the exchange. The P.S.E. was established in 1996 with 19 companies and now has 41 — and 8 more will join this year. The companies listed there include the Commercial Bank of Palestine, Nablus Surgical Center, Palestine Electric Company and Arab Palestinian Shopping Centers. “Most are underpriced because of the political risk component,” said Hulileh. So if you don’t mind a little volatility, there is a lot of potential upside here. Indeed, there will soon be an E.T.F. — an exchange-traded fund — that tracks the Al-Quds Index so you can sit in America and go long or short peace [sic] in Palestine.
Please, America, sit at home & bet on the lives & deaths of people on the other side of the world.

Maybe Tom's thinking the wife's shopping center empire can get back on its feet by exploiting Palestinians. Useful & productive. Creates wealth, too.

Could have been worse: No cab drivers this time, just the usual elites.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Annals Of Adolescent Anger & Resentment

Treacher in the Daily Caller: "Super-Secret Mega-Awesome Lefties-Only Clubhouse, AKA JournoList"

IowahawkJournolist Top Secret Progressive He-Man Wingnut Haters Club and L33t H4xoR Chat Room.

More Hideous (But Apolitical) Creatures

As apolitical as possible in a world where everything's political.Tip o' le chapeau to The Divine Mr. M.

Decline And Fail:
The Tom Cruise Stuff

Perhaps they think we're weak because of all the four-eyed crybabies on our telebision screens.

The Portrait Of Sharron Angle

11 March 2006
Recent, &, we assume, official  photo.
While she wasn't ready to weasel her way around the media, her staff or someone did have the sense to get  hair-stylists & make-up artistes on the job (minimum). Important things first.

Not much more info here.

Handmaid's Fail

Yes she did!!
Manders: I, too, am pro life but I'm also pro choice, do you understand what I mean when I say that.

Angle: I'm pro responsible choice. There is choice to abstain choice to do contraception. There are all kind of good choices.

Manders: Is there any reason at all for an abortion?

Angle: Not in my book.

Manders: So, in other words, rape and incest would not be something?

Angle: You know, I'm a Christian and I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives and that he can intercede in all kinds of situations and we need to have a little faith in many things.
Lie back & enjoy it, ladies!

Middle-Class Sheep
Stupid Wage-Slaves
Your Bosses Will Work You
'Til You're In Your Graves

Continuous chicken-fucking from the entity many call Orange Julius.
Boehner had praise, however, for Obama's troop surge in Afghanistan and stepped-up drone attacks in Pakistan. He declined to list any benchmarks he has for measuring progress in the nine-year war, at a time of increasing violence and Obama's replacement of Gen. Stanley McChrystal with Gen. David Petraeus.

Ensuring there's enough money to pay for the war will require reforming the country's entitlement system, Boehner said. He said he'd favor increasing the Social Security retirement age to 70 for people who have at least 20 years until retirement, tying cost-of-living increases to the consumer price index rather than wage inflation and limiting payments to those who need them.

"We need to look at the American people and explain to them that we're broke," Boehner said. "If you have substantial non-Social Security income while you're retired, why are we paying you at a time when we're broke? We just need to be honest with people."
Can't go wrong w/ a program like that. And sure to be popular w/ Tea Party types. If they're so much better off than the rest of us, they won't mind a little socialism/sharing, will they? As long as the money is going to killing the Other, rather than feeding or housing "American" Others.

Dink Lump

The Washington Independent gets some clicks on the back of former employee David Weigel.

We imagine this one to be especially amusing (or even ironic):

A preview of Tucker Carlson’s journalism venture, The Daily Caller. (1/17/10)

Blinders

A hack at the Daily Cruller has a good one, while suggesting that voting against extending unemployment might not have been the wisest move by Senate reactionaries.
Tea Party activists—the influential and well-educated base for conservatives today—may understand and support the merits of the move, but their overall electoral influence is diminished by the pure numbers of frustrated general election voters that may disapprove of this stance.
The crap piles up.
It is said that successful leadership is borne from the ability of folks to take proper risks, articulate a vision, and direct a better long-term future. Republicans have never had a problem doing the first of the three items. However, without better meeting the second condition, we will have a hard time securing the third, even if out-of-work Americans end up getting the extensions for the near term.
Proper risks would include Irag adventurism & an Af-Pak quagmire, right? De-regulation of the financial markets, very proper. And the vision thing.

Best thing Tucker Carlson's rag has printed are the stolen Weigel emails.

Monday, June 28, 2010

More On Meg

Keli Goff in the Puffer reflects on NutMeg Whitman's devil-spawn.
While I was initially hesitant to write about them at all, since yes, I know they are not the ones running for office, I thought about it and wondered why I shouldn't. Don't they represent one of Whitman's most significant contributions to the world, as does the child of any person? Also, since Whitman cited her investment of time and energy in raising her children as being the primary reason she didn't register to vote until she had nearly reached the half-century mark (an egregious example of using your family as a political shield that should make feminists of all political parties shudder) then why isn't assessing how well her investment turned out fair game? Furthermore, if Whitman has been accused of having temperament issues in the workplace and her children are accused of having temperament issues as adults as well, doesn't that raise questions about her leadership skills at work and home?
This advert set Ms. Goff off. Are NutMeg's child raising abilities as failed as she alleges Governor Brown's legacy to be?And let's look again at Whitman ignoring her son's arrest.

Heh Indeed Dep't.

We see that Mickey Kaus is self-linking to earlier items. And tweeting:

kausfiles.com

June 28, 2010 9:35 PM
"Journolist"--A Nation Mourns

Some twitters about recent events here. ... What I think about "Journolist" here and here. ... 9:40 P.M.

Sorry. Mickey doesn't tweet. He "twitters." Easy to see he's champing at the bit to tell it like it is, as he always does. Obviously can't wait to get back to Slate.

Another Entry In The Conservative Ad Sweepstakes

Will the adverts w/ conservative candidates shooting targets w/ their opponents' faces on them start this general election campaign, or will we have to wait until 2012? Apparently not.
Nice. Much more at: chimpout.com.
There are no new ideas, only talentless hacks repeating themselves.

Pontius Pilate & His Nail-Poundin' 4

Jesus H. Christ possibly not nailed to a cross:
"This is the heart of the problem. The text of the passion narratives is not that exact and information loaded, as we Christians sometimes want it to be."

Mr Samuelsson said: "If you are looking for texts that depict the act of nailing persons to a cross you will not find any beside the Gospels."
Here's a picture though. And a shorter.
A penitent is nailed to a wooden cross to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in the town of Pampanga, Philippines. Photo: EPA
Died for YOUR sins.

Beverly Hills
Century City

As much because we have hrs. of footage of un-populated SoCal streets set to ominous music as any other reason.And maybe as a tribute to Precocious Youth, of whom we were one once. (That should be warning enough for young Mr. Besserman. We also serve who are but bad examples.) Sadly, our access to mass distribution of typing or audio recordings was limited, & we had no access to visual recording equipment in those days before Edison when we were Sam's age, or you can bet we would've milked it for all it was worth.Further (& free) advice: Don't wake up in 22 yrs. to find yourself doing the same thing over & over.

TEE VEE SEZ BYRD DEAD!

And good morning to you!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Daily Caller's Treacher Takes Firm Stand Against Freedom Of Association & Privacy

Trawling the depths:
The inspiration for the above photo:
Not as if any of this was some secret "hidden" in flickr.
We'd nominate Tucker Carlson as WATB of the Yr., but having someone who prints the truth about the idiots on Tuck's side fired because Ezra Klein & his fellow members of the "Super-Secret Mega-Awesome Lefties-Only Clubhouse, AKA JournoList" wouldn't let him into the clubhouse is beyond the usual bitching & moaning that powerless but rabid reactionary web loggers usually indulge themselves in. Apparently Tucker left the WATB activity to Treacher or whatever his legal name is.

What would Rand Paul, son/ideological clone of Tucker's hero Ron Paul, say about this assault on the rights of the people to associate freely, indeed, to discriminate, as should be their right?

Quote Of The Day/Moron Of The Month

As we walked out the front gate of the bunker this afternoon, the slumlord (he identified himself to the person on the other end as "Dr. [REDACTED]," the name on the rent check) was standing in front, speaking to someone on his mobile while reading this sign:
Then the fucking moron asked: "Who's Lamar?"

We began laughing aloud the instant we realized who "Lamar" was (took a moment to connect the fool & the sign) & almost turned around to advise Dr. [REDACTED] what a cretin he is to his face, but as our version of the explaining voice has inspired threats to our very person (We often punctuate it w/ derisive laughter, pointing & threats to remove the explainee & his/her descendants from the gene pool immediately & by any means necessary.) discretion prevailed. (We're learning.)

We really should have asked Dr. Dense what sort of a "doctor" he is, so we could warn potential patients, but the public safety be damned, that's the sort of thing that could lead to further homelessness for us, or unemployment, in the case of WaPo employees.

Injury added to the insult to our intelligence: Is it right that someone that ignorant/stupid is a (self-proclaimed, at least) doctor who makes enough money to be a rent-taking slumlord, w/ the assistance of the U.S. Dep't. of HUD & the City of L.A. Housing Authority, while (merely as an example, mind you) we toil & suffer in obscurity & poverty?

The Naked Breakfast

Before:
After:

Aging

Disadvantage: Can no longer enjoy a couple of double chocolate chip muffins & a bowl or two of Golden Puffs® w/ 2% milk as dinner/late night snack w/o a feeling not dissimilar to a hangover the next day. Plus gas.

Advantage: Time passes like nothing. We'll be able to see the Dodgers embarrass themselves (& their fans) on national telebision at 1700, which will be here before we know it. Fifty yrs. ago the hr.+ wait would have been interminable.

Camille Paglia Explains It All For You

In the pp. of The NYT. We aren't even going to provide an example. You're on your own here, sex-averse middle-class sheep!

Quick note to any who were made aware of this earlier at that Sadly, No! site: If you were awake before noon or whenever to see Paglia abused there, YOU are one of the bourgeois pigs she's talking about. Up before noon on Sunday? You sex lives are over already, oinkers!

Good News For President McCarthy

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Authorities in Georgia have torn down another monument to Soviet dictator and native son Josef Stalin.

The monument in the town of Tkibuli in western Georgia was taken down two days after authorities tore down a bigger and more famous monument to Stalin in his hometown of Gori.

Both statues were brought down in the middle of the night in an apparent bid to avoid protests and media attention.

Stalin was born to a modest family of cobblers in 1878. Both monuments in his honor were erected before his death in 1953.

The Georgian government says a younger generation who have embraced Western ideals of freedom favors the dismantling of Stalin’s monuments.
Of course it was seen in The DC, the home of honor on the Internet.

High Rising Terminal

We don't need a Valley Girl running things here. We have a funny-talking Governor now. How's that been working out for you, California?

Also, an ex-semi-Gov. who smiles while lying & talks funny too!
The WHOLE Truth
And a "Gotcha!" moment. NutMeg is asked if she or anyone in her family has ever been arrested or even "run afoul of the law." AHEM!Do answer the other half of the question someday soon, billionaire!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Texas Loon Up-Date

Where else?
GUN BARREL CITY, Texas – The past decade has taken a toll on John Joe Gray, holed up on his rural East Texas land while waiting for a siege that's never happened.

He's been living on 47 acres behind a fence without running water and electricity but with plenty of guns, daring authorities to arrest him for a 10-year-old, third-degree felony warrant. He says he hasn't left his property since 2000, all the while allowing his distrust of a government he views as evil to fester.
What is this country coming to when a paranoid can't even get the gummint to come after him?

Smart-assery aside, this fuck does seem to have kept the gov't. off his back w/ mere threats. We hope this serves as inspiration to all freedom lovers across America. Your guns can bring you this & more when you "go Galt":
The Grays drink well water, eat vegetables grown in their garden and fish in the river that borders the land covered with a canopy of trees. They live in a ramshackle house and a mobile home and often eat at the picnic table far from the road but visible through the trees.
No electricity either.

But who cares when you don't pay property taxes?
Gray hasn't paid property taxes since 1995. The county has sued him for $12,700 in back taxes and interest penalties. But [Sheriff] Nutt said it's too dangerous for deputies to serve notice of the suit filed in 2008, and until that happens, the case cannot proceed.
Time for a drone strike. Good for religious maniac insurgents, whether in Afghanistan, Pakistan or right here at home. Kill 'em all, gawd will know his own.

From The New Media Sand-Box: "Gotcha! Nyah-nyah! Told You So!"

Beginning to think that were Sarah Palin to charge $500/plate for a fundraiser at which she did nothing but took the stage, picked her nose & ate the resultant moko, if anyone to the proverbial left of Attila the Hun made the merest mention of Palin's pickin' as not being terribly attractive or helpful, reactionary elements would leap to defend her gold-mining as a brilliant piece of "piss off the libs" strategy while continuing the screech of "bashing, trashing, slamming, haters, yada!"

New media person Sister Toldjah (Nyah-nyah, nyah-nyah, nyah-nyah!) announces a "GOTCHA!" moment for the old media ("Gotcha journalism": ++Eee-vile when done to former half-Alaska Gov. Palin by Katie Couric, great when someone's caught telling a truth that's unpopular w/ reactionaries):
Is this a gotcha moment for the new media vs. old media? You betcha.
Sure nuff is, in that it shows that the old media can still differentiate between shit & Shinola®, while the new reactionary media wants nothing but shit.

Keep fucking that "new media" chicken, twits.

Press Wrap-Up & Throwing Away

If we were clever, or good, or cared, we'd produce something like this. We aren't & don't. Oh well.

June Gloom

So, at 0316 (literally) we're contemplating sack time when we see this, leading us to put on shoes & go outside w/ camera in hand.
The moon will appear reddened by a partial lunar eclipse that will be visible over Washington state around 3:16 a.m. Saturday.

There won't be a full lantern effect, but at 54 percent coverage, the color will be "pretty nice," says Judy Mason, secretary of the Eastside Astronomy Club.

Clouds permitting, the eclipse will be visible to the naked eye.
Fucking clouds.

Being & Non-Entity

Googled our legal name in a fit of paranoia. Last time we looked we had been killed in a hold-up (victim, not perp) in Wisc. or Mich. in the late '20s, & not much else.

Since then, the legal name's web presence has increased: We were an 18th/19th century diplomat, died in WWII, have things named after us, are on Facebook under our legal name, rec'd. an award of valor, yet, for police action (different middle initial, but well-rated at Rate-a-Cop) & there appears to be yet another oinker w/ our name. And we found our headstone, were we a junior. (Doubly creepy: Surely a relative, but we didn't know about him or senior.) We don't need to be reminded of our mortality.

And needn't worry about that mortality resulting from discovery. The actual & legal us does not exist in web world.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Puke Funnel

We neglected to pay close enough attention to the items emitted count to observe an even 5,000; while discarding bio-hazardous waste material (aborted posts & half-forgotten drafts) we noticed that the Dick Cheney report below is the 5,035th item spewn.

What-fucking-ever.

Devolving Dick Cheney Developments

Reuters was first on it in Google News.

Why We Have The Telebision On 18/7*

Mostly so we'll know immediately as soon as something blows up; sometimes the news is good:

BREAKING: DICK CHENEY TO HOSPITAL W/ "DISCOMFORT!"

*Not yet at the "sleeping w/ the tee vee on" stage.

We (As Usual) Had No Idea

And cold war imagery. Pull the covers up here.

Free Speech Can Cost You

Just saw memeorandum. Some guy named Dave resigned from somewhere because he typed something less-than-temperate but privately (he thought, sucker) about a two-bit asshole? What?

Crap, we haven't the time (had we the desire) to go over the bullshit, which of course is going to be ++nutty & +++lengthy because Weigel is "one of their own."

Give us a break, keyboard kommandos, we're still far behind in our telebision viewing.

They Call It Music?

Occasionally our cast-iron mind can take no more of the nattering nabobs on the telly & we let natterers w/ instruments at our ears. From the limited palette/pallet of Windows Media Player's (it's not as if anything in it was recorded after 1980 or so ...) Favorites from "Songs":

America Eats Its Young, After Cooking Them In Cars

Thinning the herd:
A researcher says 18 children have died of hyperthermia since the beginning of the year, with eight deaths reported since June 13. That's the largest number of fatalities through the first half of a year since Jan Null, an adjunct professor of meteorology at San Francisco State University, began tracking the data in the late 1990s.
It would appear the young people of our cannibal nation are so genetcially compromised they can not get themselves out of unlocked cars.
Many of the recent cases have involved children who climbed inside an unlocked vehicle on a hot day and then couldn't get out.
Fucking sheep,
Like lambs to the slaughter.
American meat?
It's your daughter!

Moments later (So we're not calling it an "update.") something is being done about the problem:
Nearly one in five American women in her early 40s is childless, according to a report that shows a striking increase in women who don't have biological children.

The trend was much less common in the 1970s, when one in 10 women did not have children by 40 to 44, the age bracket researchers use to designate the end of childbearing years.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hobo Up-Date

One of Andrew Sullivan's whiny (&, let's face it, alleged) readers chimes in, as if there being six applicants for each available job isn't his fault.
Today I receive my last unemployment check. I've used up all available extensions. My position was eliminated on Feb. 1, 2009. Since then I've diligently searched for work. I have a MA and 23 years experience. I've had three interviews and no offers. My savings, including retirement, is gone. I had to sell my house. I've moved from Michigan to Massachusetts into the home of my parents, who at 81 and 71 live on their investments (which have been dwindling in this economy.) At a time when I should be getting ready for my retirement and taking care of my parents, I'm back at square one.
Ha ha. Moved the goalposts on you, did they? When they own them, they can put them wherever they want, including directly up your arse. Grab your ankles like the rest of us, sucker.

Dep't. Of Deceptive Headlines

For the bacon-obsessed,
a camp in Michigan has the cure

A pun (not laughing) rather than any fascist grease de-tox that we could go on about. Further perusal reveals hideous foodie-ism & celebrity chef crap. Fuck these people & the pigs they rode in on.

And let's amend that from "hideous foodie-ism" to straight-up foodie fascism. Anti-freedom (pro-thinking) forces are threatening your bacon.
"It's a thinking person's bacon camp," said Ari Weinzweig, co-founder of Ann Arbor's gourmet mecca Zingerman's, which hosted the event. "I want to get people off the 'I love bacon' thing: 'Give me any and give me more.' I want them to know the differences between them and how to use them."
Arrghh. We aren't getting past the first page. (Yes, that means a minimum of two pages of this were typed & printed.) But we didn't know how much the sex-averse had been fetishizing bacon.
The American food renaissance has inspired many to more carefully consider what they eat. But although the finer points of wine, cheese, chocolate and coffee have been embraced with gusto, lots of food lovers have a blind spot for bacon. More, it seems, is always better. The obsession over smoked and cured pork belly has led less often to smart discussions of technique and history and more to bacon eat-athons, bacon memoirs, bacon air fresheners and bacon salt (motto: "Everything should taste like bacon") that contains no bacon at all.
More bacon blogging latereventually. We have a project under contemplation. (We've obtained supplies, & are seriously thinking about doing something therew/. Timelines/deadlines being for lesser minds, it may be some time before anything concrete appears, here or in the G-I tract.)

We Got Up Before Noon ...

... for this?
Blank Empty Space

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Few Words From, & Then A Few Words For, Kathleen Parker

From:
Parker: On the other hand, a perspective that I haven't heard anybody talk about — and I come at this from a military background, all the men in my family have been in the military and fought in every war since the American Revolution, so I'm kind of from that warrior culture — and what I suspect is that McChrystal's comments are not unique to him. I'm worried that it reflects a wider-spread feeling towards our President and Vice President...and that's a problem, and that's something we ought to talk about.

Spitzer: A different dimension on this: I just found out Kathleen's from a warrior culture and now I'm beginning to worry.

Parker: Listen, sweetie, all you need to know is the Marine Corps is on my side.
And for Ms. Parker: Take your "warrior culture" & shove it. This is the "no standing army" nation. We do not have a "warrior culture" like some decadent Euro-shithole or a bunch of sissy Spartans.

Also, Scarlett O'Hara, why don't you & the other bitches pull your own weight? "[A]ll the men in my family have been in the military and fought in every war since the American Revolution, so I'm kind of from that warrior culture." Fight for us, or fight over us, boys. We'll be over here spending your money & holding your children hostage.

Hey, look! Greenwald style, we update. W/ a link to Greenwald, about one of Kathy P.'s previous columns. Seems to line right up w/ her "all the men in my family have been in the military and fought in every war since the American Revolution" bull, doesn't it? Guess that makes her an Extra-Special Real American.

Frank J. Gaffney Jr.: Useful Idiot, Miserable Hand

Shariah-compliant finance dates back to the 1940s, when it was invented by leading figures in the Muslim Brotherhood. This international organization has as its stated mission "destroying Western civilization from within ... by its own miserable hand."
— Frank J. Gaffney Jr., exposing SCOTUS nominee Kagan's "insinuation" of Shariah into these very United Snakes in the pages of The Washington Times, which, merely coincidentally, mind you, would like to impose Moonie Law on the world. Not a problem for Mr. Gaffney, we suppose.

That aside, try to get a grip on this:
Ms. Kagan's Islamic Finance Project also has played a prominent role in encouraging the U.S. government to endorse Shariah-compliant finance. Notably, a founding adviser to the project, Harvard professor Samuel Hays III, conducted a "seminar for the policy community" in November 2008. It was sponsored by a former Goldman-Sachs-executive-turned-assistant-treasury-secretary, Neel Kashkari, who at the time was responsible for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). The signal thus sent could not have been clearer, either to Mr. Kashkari's colleagues in government or to those in the financial sector: At a moment when the very viability of major banks and investing institutions critically depended on this individual's favor, it would be advisable to embrace Shariah-compliant finance.
Did you follow that? Islamic Finance, Goldman-Sachs, TARP, "Shariah-compliant finance." It all ties together!

Also noted: The Moon Times enters Sadly, No! territory w/ Photoshoppery.
Verbatim from The WT: "Illustration: Kagan and Shariah"
Too damn bad it's so small. Almost as if someone were still capable of shame.

A-Fucking-Hem

Disturbing information brought to us via telebision advertising. We weren't watching, but we couldn't believe our shell-like ears.
Just eat shit & die already, sad Broadway version of rock&roll.
The addition of "Live in Hyde Park" makes no difference, B. S.

Apparently There Will Always Be A New Zealand, Too

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Trapped after flipping his car while drunk driving, a New Zealand man opened another beer as he waited to be rescued.

Paul Nigel Sneddon, 47, pleaded guilty to careless driving and drunken driving in a district court in the North Island city of Palmerston North, the Dominion Post newspaper reported Wednesday.

Sneddon failed to take a corner on June 1, crashed through a wooden barrier, and flipped his car onto its roof.

The newspaper quoted defense lawyer Peter Young as telling the court when Sneddon found he could not open the doors, “he had nothing else to do at that point, so he had another beer.”

When police found him trapped in the vehicle his breath-alcohol level was 1,191 micrograms — nearly three times the legal limit of 400 micrograms.

Prosecutor police Sgt. Ollie Outtrim told the court Sneddon went on a drinking bender after losing his job at a bakery.

Asked by an officer how much alcohol he had consumed, Sneddon replied: “‘Plenty. I’ve been drinking for four days straight,’ adding he had just lost his job in a local bakery,” Outtrim was quoted as saying.

Judge Gregory Ross fined Sneddon 1,100 New Zealand dollars ($776) and disqualified him from driving for 10 months.


We ain't speculating nothin' 'bout no one nohow, responsible or otherwise.

Words Escape

Telling, if not nauseating, that this piece of shite is affectionately referred to as "Derb" by these awful people.
Enjoying NRO having those stupid & irritating ad links all over their crap. How's that free market working out for you again?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Will This Work?

video
Yup. Straight outta Blogger™, no YouTube™ middle-weasel. Not to mention that this admittedly far from H-D clip was not embeddable from where it originally appeared.

There's nothing stopping us now! Copyright is theft!!

BIG-TALK UPDATE: The two we've tried since haven't worked.

The Plunderers Relax

More on Russki missile cruiser Varyag. Varyag as in Viking. ++bad ass, you think? Brutal savages, come to kill our aircraft carriers? Maybe not. This is the "relaxation room" aboard the Varyag.
This dude looks real relaxed. Slack, even. Photo: Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle

More Pop Psychology,
From The Master Thereof

Two factoids from the Rolling Stone MacArthurMcChrystal piece.
The son of a general, McChrystal ...
&
He also set a manic pace for his staff, becoming legendary for sleeping four hours a night, running seven miles each morning, and eating one meal a day. (In the month I spend around the general, I witness him eating only once.) It's a kind of superhuman narrative that has built up around him, a staple in almost every media profile, as if the ability to go without sleep and food translates into the possibility of a man single-handedly winning the war.
Factoid the second was mentioned on Naughty Peoples Radio earlier,
& we wondered whether his problems stemmed from his peculiar habits or vice versa, which forced us to consult RS to stop that nagging voice in our head. Factoid one was not very far in, sparing us further extensive research. The conclusion was obvious.

Hey!

How'd it get to be Tues. already?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Two Words: Sarah Palin

From TPM, quoting J. D. Hayworth from his career as a socialist re-distributor:
And by the way, it's not something where it's the government's money -- it's really your money. You surrendered it in the form of taxation. Now's the time to take advantage of a situation where the government can invest in you. And in turn, you'll have a chance to build a business, or make a better life for yourself -- and in so doing, you'll help improve the country."
You'd think a statement like that would have the Tea Party Patriots calling him a liberal fascist, & screaming for his blood, wouldn't you? Unless they're all hypocrites. Or too stupid to realize what he's saying. (Tough call either way.)

But the real hilarity comes from the John Sidney McCain III campaign:
When asked for comment, McCain campaign spokesman Brian Rogers responded strongly. "We actually donated the money to charity as soon as we found out about it," said Rogers. "Let's be clear: J.D. Hayworth lent his name and his credibility as a former Member of the U.S. Congress to help an obvious rip-off scam. Sen. McCain never did. There's no comparison to be made here."
Right you are, spokesmodel Brian Rogers. When McCain lent his name & credibility to help an obvious rip-off scam glom on to some $12 million, he was still a Member of the U.S. Senate. Completely & entirely different.