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!