Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

There Will Always Be &c.

Your Head Is Harder
Than A Watermelon

Why The Hell & Why The Hell Not

Read something about the new NPR website. More AP stories? What a concept.

Poets' Corner

Callista, Queen Of The Real Americans

Commenter noen asks, "Where'd he get the Fembot?"We were confronted w/ this earlier today, & began to wonder if it's Newtie who wants to run; could all be Nancy ("Wanted to be queen of more than Hollywood blowjobs.") Reagan redux. Indeed, w/ Callista constantly visible at Newt's side, this may be more about her potential candidacy. And between her aging ovaries & Newton Leroy's in-nature-would-have-been-dead-30-yrs.-ago nuts, there's probably a good chance Mrs. Gingrich could give birth to a disabled child prop by 2012, & milk that for all it's worth. No longer unprecedented for mama grizzlies.


And may every copy of every "holy" book spontaneously combust. Preferably while lodged in the ass of a "holy" person.Added fun: Live, can not be embedded. And, larger context/prescience (Surprised the T.P. people haven't made this their battle cry.):


Reduced to this sort of thing.

Tee Vee From
The Day Before Yesterday

Off grid, catching up. 

Yesterday: Hotter

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lovely Day Today
(More Than We Deserve, Really)

The sun has barely appeared. The clouds are gray, & the intermittent patches of blue among them are rare. Temperatures are expected to remain below 70F the remainder of the wk.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

We're Probably Lucky It's Not Unbearably Hot

L.A.Times live blogging it an hr. ago.
Police in riot gear were confronting protesters Tuesday night on 6th Street near Union Avenue and fired non-lethal projectiles toward the crowd that had gathered to protest the shooting death of man who officers said was wielding a switchblade Sunday.

The confrontation was sparked after people tore down a police sign and threw objects at windows of the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart station at 6th and Valencia streets. The crowd was pushed west on 6th toward Union Avenue by the officers in riot gear.

Earlier, about 300 people were blocking the intersection of Union and 6th. They were standing outside the Restaurant Atilan Express, a Guatemalan eatery, and were illuminated by the spotlight of police helicopters circling overhead.

The shooting of Manuel Jamines, who the LAPD says threatened officers and passersby with a knife, has heightened tensions in the heavily immigrant community.
11:15 p.m. update: At least 15 people were arrested tonight, and police were attacked from above by objects thrown from rooftops, the L.A. Times reports. It's 22 arrests, says KFI News.

Top Several Twangy Telebision Themes

Order is for others.

Your Bosses Will Work You
'Til You're In Your Graves,
Part ...

We stoleran/linked an item on SoCal car washes last month. The NYT caught up yesterday. (OK, we've been napping & they caught us.)
In some ways, union leaders say, this campaign parallels previous ones in which unions organized thousands of immigrant janitors in Houston and Los Angeles and substantially lifted their wages.

In addition to adding members, the carwash campaign hopes to send a strong message to employers to stop taking advantage of workers in an industry where it is common practice.

California officials have estimated that two-thirds of the 500 carwashes in Los Angeles violate workplace laws. Many workers say they are paid just $35 for a 10-hour workday — less than half the minimum wage — and some say they are not paid for time during which no cars go through the wash. Others complain that they are not given gloves or goggles even though they often use stinging acids to clean tire rims.
Alternately: Why Illegal Immigration Will Never Be Stopped

Small Universe

This is stupidly amusing. Extra amusing to us is that we saw an ossifer speaking to the maintenance-uniformed hurler seen in the video around 1325 last Friday, as we were leaving the Museum Square edifice. Missed it by that much. The other ossifer (they travel in pairs, you know) was inside bee-essing w/ the Museum Square security guards, whose main function is sitting behind a desk & monitoring the keys to what we Yanks like to euphemise as the rest rooms.
Matt Geller of the SCMFVA said office workers are not happy with their ad hoc food choices disappearing. "People feel their rights are being infringed upon," he noted, adding that he has a meeting set up with Councilmember Tom LaBonge, who wants to regulate food trucks. "I hope we can alleviate all of this in the next few weeks with the agreement we're putting together."
Yeah, we hope you get your fucking pony, & world peace too, sonny.

Hey, Look Over There!
No, There! Shiny!

From the morning email load that we don't get to until half the working stiffs in North America are already heading home:
We were quite curious about Muslim inbreeding. And became curiouser when a click made around 1435 PDT led us not to an article about this latest horror of the Musselmen, but to the slightly different horror of the PAJAMASMEDIA® homepage. Cursory searching of the site revealed the most recent item containing inbreeding is dated 2 August 2010. And all these link to the PJM homepage.
Apparent typist Jamie Glazov appears on the Google, but not w/ credit for anything recent to do w/ inbreeding. Yet. Ah. He does enjoy the theme.
A story disappeared by a website which regularly features Victor David Hanson & Michael Ledeen must have been a masterpiece, especially given Jamie's record.

UPDATE (1852 PDT, 7 September 2010): Unlike Jonah Goldberg, we needn't be obvious when we're on deadline or sacktime. Internet Scotsman Substance McGravitas points us to Pp. 1 & 2 of whatever it is. (Crud, now less sleepytime.)

Catholic Junior Anti-Sex League

Delaware Republican Senate primary candidate Christine O'Donnell:
When a married person uses pornography, or is unfaithful, it compromises not just his (or her) purity, but also compromises the spouse's purity. As a church, we need to teach a higher standard than abstinence. We need to preach a righteous lifestyle.
On an MTV show about abstinence (as summarized by Huffington Post), O'Donnell explained:
The reason that you don't tell [people] that masturbation is the answer to AIDS and all these other problems that come with sex outside of marriage is because again it is not addressing the issue. ... You're just gonna create somebody who is, I was gonna say, toying with his sexuality. Pardon the pun.
In the 90s era discussion on MTV, O'Donnell said, "The Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery. So you can't masturbate without lust."

Yet one can certainly lust w/o pounding/rubbing one's pud. Does candidate O'Donnell therefore want everyone's hands cut off to improve their chances of living a righteous life? It would be irresponsible not to ask.

The Roman Catholic Church: Causing human misery w/ its anti-life, anti-sex, anti-human policies for well over a thousand yrs. Including the misery that Sister O'Donnell's espousal of Catholic claptrap will cause her to suffer as she sails to defeat.

Audio, Video, And Typing

Haley Barbour’s Ridiculous Story

Posted on Sep 6, 2010
By Eugene Robinson

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who may seek the Republican nomination for president, is trying to sell the biggest load of revisionist nonsense about race, politics and the South that I’ve ever heard. Ever.

He has the gall to try to portray Southern Republicans as having been enlightened supporters of the civil rights movement all along. I can’t decide whether this exercise in rewriting history should be described as cynical or sinister. Whichever it is, the record has to be set straight.

In a recent interview with Human Events, a conservative magazine and website, Barbour gave his version of how the South, once a Democratic stronghold, became a Republican bastion. The 62-year-old Barbour claimed that it was “my generation” that led the switch: “my generation, who went to integrated schools. I went to integrated college—never thought twice about it.”

The “old Democrats” fought integration tooth and nail, Barbour said, but “by my time, people realized that was the past, it was indefensible, it wasn’t gonna be that way anymore. And so the people who really changed the South from Democrat to Republican was a different generation from those who fought integration.”

Not a word of this is true.

Shorter to read the remainder than to see/listen. We hope.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sudden Realization
We Felt We Should Share

Having spent the last two days in a telebision-less Third World zone, we did not see one damn minute of the Larry Jewish MDA Labor Day Telethon. Nor did we donate to the MDA when asked at the supermarket check-out.
Please find it in your hearts to pick up the slack for us, & tell the next begging moocher to fuck off.

Police Terror, Part Infinite

We wondered why there were choppers orbiting downtown as we were wending our way back to the Just Another Blog™ bunker mere moments ago.
After a day of protest marches, vigils and confrontations with police, the LAPD declared an illegal assembly about 10 p.m. and officers in riot gear began clearing the streets around 6th Street and Union Avenue. That's where an LAPD bicycle officer on Sunday shot and killed a man identiified by friends as Manuel Jamines. The department says he was threatening a pregnant woman with a wife [sic] and came at officers. People in the community say he was a gentle soul, an immigrant from Guatemala who did not understand English or Spanish very well. A march that began at the intersection moved to the Rampart police station, then back to the 6th and Union area where rocks and eggs were thrown at police. It looks on media reports as if activists from the Revolutionary Communist Party have been in the crowd urging on the protests.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Mocking Hockney

So, what happens w/ the over-50 set at pool parties is: Everyone grabs one of the above "noodles," & floats. No splashing, no one thrown in the pool. Nothing.

In Living Color

For the impatient, Count Basie & Orchestra wail around (7:35). By way of. And some more Miltie.

Prisoners Of Art

Alternate title: At The New Death Panel Bldg.

Rest Of The Light Standard Pix

This one just because we're being faithful to the title.

Maybe We Can't Shoot
Your Precious Art ...

... inside, but here's a shot of J. Koons' damn train anyway:
Better train set.

Variety Sign Building: Night & Day

Alternate (less nature) take:

Quitting Time

17:28 PDT
18:20 PDT