Saturday, November 6, 2010

Another Rude Surprise

Not that we or you care, or that it makes any actual difference (Only reason we bother now: We mentioned it before.) but the Cali A.G. race is not yet over. Silly us, believing that "100.0% of (24,845 of 24,845) precincts partially or fully reporting" meant it was over.

4 November, two million votes to be counted:
Plenty left to change the outcome, but Harris' side is buoyed by knowing that something over 400,000 of the uncounted ballots are in Los Angeles County. She out-polled Cooley significantly in Democratic L.A. County, and her people believe the votes still to be counted lean heavily toward late-arriving absentees that would benefit her. Cooley's side also sees reason for optimism, so stay tuned. This could take as long as a month to settle.
We voted early, by mail; perhaps our ballot arrived late, or hasn't yet been counted.

6 November, lead changes.
Republican Steve Cooley has erased Kamala Harris' lead and gone up by 22,817 votes as the late vote counting stands now in the state attorney general race. Hard to know how many votes are still out there. "We expect the numbers - and the lead - to fluctuate during the vote counting process over the next few weeks," says an email from Cooley consultant Kevin Spillane. "But this is positive news for the Cooley campaign."

Words To Live By:
"Sauce Will Thicken"

It's cheesy, alright, & even better w/ salmon. Protip: Get all the rich salmon juice into the goo. And not to worry, salmon is not related to salmonella.

Useful Reminder

An extra hr. of telebision tonight!

Decline & Collapse

Noo Yawk Mayor Bloomberg on the American Empire:
Earlier, in an interview, the mayor was deeply, undiplomatically critical of provincialism and populism in U.S. Congress.

“If you look at the U.S., you look at who we’re electing to Congress, to the Senate—they can’t read,” he said. “I’ll bet you a bunch of these people don’t have passports. We’re about to start a trade war with China if we’re not careful here,” he warned, “only because nobody knows where China is. Nobody knows what China is.”

The mayor said his biggest impression from meeting his mayoral counterparts from China (the C40 includes about a half dozen heads of major cities in China) was their focus on environmental issues.

In the past, he said, “they have focused on jobs, jobs, jobs, economic development at all costs. Now all of a sudden they are realizing their rivers are becoming undrinkable, their air is killing people.”
Choke on it, you stupid fucks.

Pointless Test

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Pimping George Bush

Bandwagon To Hell

This has been receiving attention across the web; we saw no reason not to jump on the bandwagon, especially as we present only high-quality, full-length versions,unlike amateur outfits that presented this truncated, low definition version.Sad, isn't it?

Stealing Is Theft

Playing for free:
Last week, Michigan State, Michigan, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan all lost on the same day. (OK, Northern Michigan did win. You just had to ask.)

[...]

Otters receiving votes: The Otters men's soccer team from Cal State Monterey Bay (1-14-2).
Crummy game of the weak: Wyoming (2-7) at New Mexico (0-8).
Rout of the weak: Michigan State (8-1) over Minnehaha (1-8) (It's always risky to pick a Michigan team to win, but we feel pretty safe with this one).
In it for the money:
On a positive note, are you thrilled by the play of the 4-4 Raiders? Raiders fans aren't. Just 35,721 of them showed up Sunday for the 33-3 win over Seattle. Of course, maybe they had somewhere else to go. Remember, it was Halloween.

Tonight's Big Game

The 76th edition of the biggest high school football game this side of the Mississippi in this big center-right nation of ours occurs tonight.
Annoyed by references to the game as the "Chili Bowl" or the "Taco Bowl," former Roosevelt coach Al Chavez, late former Garfield coach Vic Loya and late Garfield teacher Ted Davis successfully petitioned to legally name the game the East Los Angeles Classic.

Another crowd of at least 20,000 is expected to attend Friday to see whether Garfield (4-4, 4-0 league) will remain unbeaten in the Eastern League, or Roosevelt (5-3, 2-2) will stay in title contention. Roosevelt, the two-time defending Eastern League champion, leads the all-time series, 40-29-6.
Double-dipping.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

"You Name It:" Science Goes Too Far

Dog bites man, again.

Ozzy Osbourne Is
a Genetic Mutant

Gene Variants Let the Part-Neanderthal Rocker Party Hard Into His 60s

"I was curious ... given the swimming pools of booze I've guzzled over the years -- not to mention all of the cocaine, morphine, sleeping pills, cough syrup, LSD, Rohypnol ... you name it -- there's really no plausible medical reason why I should still be alive. Maybe my DNA could say why," he wrote in his column.

Not surprisingly, the most notable differences in Osbourne's genes had to do with how he processes drugs and alcohol. Genes connected to addiction, alcoholism and the absorption of marijuana, opiates and methamphetamines all had unique variations in Osbourne, a few of which Knome geneticists had never seen before.

[...]

And of course, there's the fact that Osbourne had Neanderthal genes in him.

"People thought that [Neanderthals] had no descendents today, but they do," Pearson said at the conference. "In east Asia and Europe, a lot of us have a little Neanderthal ancestry. We found a sliver of the genes in Ozzy. We also looked at [Knome's] founder, George Chruch, and he has about three times as much as Ozzy does."
We've suspected as much for yrs.

We'll Be There Before You Know It, Tony

QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"I'd like to get to the bottom of what's really right for this country, and that's kind of hard while they're all calling each other names."
TONY PERELLI, 75, voting in Chicago.

A Little Perspective, Please

Today is Thursday, 4 November, the 308th day of 2010. There are 57 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History: On 4 November 1980, Ronald Reagan won the White House as he defeated President Jimmy Carter by a strong margin.
On this date:
In 1884, Democrat Grover Cleveland was elected to his first term as president, defeating Republican James G. Blaine.
In 1922, the entrance to King Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in Egypt.
In 1924, Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected to serve the remaining term of her late husband, William B. Ross, becoming the first woman to be elected governor of a U.S. state.
In 1939, the United States modified its neutral stance in World War II, allowing “cash and carry” purchases of arms by belligerents, thereby favoring Britain and France.
In 1942, Axis forces retreated from El Alamein in North Africa in a victory for British forces under Lt. Gen. Bernard Montgomery.
In 1952, Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected president, defeating Adlai Stevenson.
In 1979, the Iran hostage crisis began as militants stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran, seizing its occupants; for some, it was the start of 444 days of captivity. [Execute the hostages! — Ed.]
In 1991, Ronald Reagan opened his presidential library in Simi Valley, Calif. with a dedication attended by President George H.W. Bush and former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald R. Ford and Richard Nixon — the first-ever gathering of five past and present U.S. chief executives. [Execute the criminals! — Ed.]
In 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a right-wing Israeli minutes after attending a festive peace rally.
In 2000, Yugoslavia’s parliament approved the country’s first communist-free government in more than half a century. President Bill Clinton vetoed a bill that would have criminalized the leaking of government secrets.
In 2005, violent anti-U.S. protests broke out in Mar Del Plata, Argentina, where President George W. Bush was promoting free trade at the Summit of the Americas. Jewish Defense League activist Earl Krugel, imprisoned for his role in a bomb plot, died at 62 after an assault in a federal prison in Phoenix.
In 2008, Democrat Barack Obama was elected the first black president of the United States, defeating Republican John McCain.
In 2009, an Italian judge found 23 Americans and two Italians guilty in the kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect, delivering the first legal convictions anywhere in the world against people involved in the CIA’s extraordinary renditions program. The New York Yankees won the World Series, beating the defending champion Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 in Game 6 behind Hideki Matsui’s record-tying six RBIs. Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy (DAHN’-uh-hee) was released after serving most of a 15-month sentence in a gambling scandal.
Today’s Birthdays: Actress Doris Roberts is 80. Actress Loretta Swit is 73. Rhythm-and-blues singer Harry Elston (Friends of Distinction) is 72. Blues singer Delbert McClinton is 70. Former first lady Laura Bush is 64. Actress Markie Post is 60. Rock singer-musician Chris Difford (Squeeze) is 56. Country singer Kim Forester (The Forester Sisters) is 50. Actress-comedian Kathy Griffin is 50. Actor Ralph Macchio is 49. “Survivor” host Jeff Probst is 49. Rock singer-musician Wayne Static (Static-X) is 45. Actor Matthew McConaughey is 41. Rapper-producer Sean “Puffy” Combs is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Shawn Rivera (Az Yet) is 39. Actress Heather Tom is 35. Rhythm-and-blues/gospel singer George Huff is 30.
Thought for Today: “The line of least resistance was always the most difficult line in the long run.” — Peter Cheyney, English author (1896-1951).
(Above Advance for Use Thursday, Nov. 4th)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hot Today

Not to mention dull & clichéd.

UPDATE: Your Vote May Count (Almost)

Earlier this a.m., or this p.m., or whenever we'd looked, it appeared that S.F. D.A. Kamala ("Opposed to the Death Penalty") Harris was losing to former L.A. D.A. Steve ("Supports State-Sanctioned Murder") Cooley in the Calif. A.G. race, which appeared to be a blot on our otherwise golden state's electoral performance, meaningless pseudo-theatre that it is.

So you can imagine our surprise (almost pleasure, even, if only for bragging rights) when, while we were showing a friend where her horses had come in on the SoS's site we saw:
Hot damn.
"★★Close Contest★★" may be Secretary of State short-hand for not counting one's chickens prior, & who better than a whatever of lawyers to drag this one out, but that mere-appearing 0.2% diff is almost 15,000 votes. Fingers crossed, or extended rudely.

In the learning something dep't., we learned that the Artificial Intelligence Party is on the ballot. Very disturbing. Good thing they're only 2% of the vote.

And congratulations to the almost seven million humanoids (Out of 30 million+ residents.) who did vote in the A.G. race. Fucking sheep.

What The Hell?

Issued by The National Weather Service
Los Angeles, CA
9:31 am PDT, Wed., Nov. 3, 2010
... RECORD HEAT EXPECTED FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA TODAY...
A STRONG UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM COMBINED WITH OFFSHORE FLOW NEAR THE SURFACE WILL LIKELY BRING RECORD HEAT TO PARTS OF THE SOUTHLAND TODAY. THE WARMEST LOCATIONS ARE GENERALLY EXPECTED TO BE ACROSS COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO THE GREATER OFFSHORE INFLUENCE IN THOSE LOCATIONS. WARMEST LOCATIONS TODAY WILL LIKELY CLIMB INTO THE UPPER 90S. THE RECORD HIGH OF 96 DEGREES TODAY FOR DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES CERTAINLY LOOKS WITHIN REACH... WITH OTHER RECORDS LIKELY TO BE TIED OR EXCEEDED.
We certainly weren't expecting that. Worse, we must leave the bunker today, & may be washed away in the deluge.
Issued by The National Weather Service
Los Angeles, CA
8:50 am PDT, Wed., Nov. 3, 2010
HIGHER THAN NORMAL SURF OF 4 TO 6 FEET WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE LOS ANGELES AND SOUTHERN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY BEACHES THROUGH THIS EVENING. LOCAL SETS TO 8 FEET COULD OCCUR ALONG THE WEST FACING BEACHES... MAINLY LATE THIS MORNING. THERE IS A HIGH POTENTIAL FOR RIP CURRENTS AS WELL.

More Information

... HIGH SURF AT SOME AREA BEACHES THROUGH THE EVENING...
A LARGE LONG-PERIOD NORTHWEST SWELL GENERATED BY A STORM SYSTEM IN THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE HIGH SURF CONDITIONS ACROSS THE BEACHES OF SAN LUIS OBISPO AND WESTERN SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES TODAY. AS THE SWELL PUSHES SOUTH OF POINT CONCEPTION TODAY... THE SWELL WILL DECAY BUT THE LONG SWELL PERIOD ENERGY WILL ALLOW FOR HIGH SURF ACROSS VENTURA COUNTY BEACHES AND FOR HIGHER THAN NORMAL SURF ALONG WEST FACING BEACHES OF LOS ANGELES AND SOUTHERN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY. RESIDENTS AND VISITORS IN THE AFFECTED AREA CAN EXPECT RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Which One's Goofier?

Disappointment

We were so looking forward to Sen. Angle's attempt to bring Prohibition back, & her proposing a Constitutional Amendment to ban divorce, premarital S-E-X, & homos.

Alas,
A.P. Projects Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Will Defeat Republican Sharron Angle in Nevada
The Associated Press is projecting that the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, will survive a high-profile re-election campaign in Nevada against Sharron Angle, a Tea Party-backed Republican.

Guam Gubernatorial Race, Northern Marianas Still Too Close To Call

The governor’s race in Guam is still too close to call with 26 of 58 precincts counted.

The Pacific Daily News reports preliminary election results suggested Democrats will retain the majority in the Guam Legislature and former U.S. Attorney Leonardo Rapadas will be the island’s next attorney general.

The Republican gubernatorial team of Senators Eddie Calvo and Ray Tenorio had 8,557 votes as of 2 a.m., and the Democratic team of former Gov. Carl Gutierrez and Sen. Frank Aguon, Jr., had 8,373 votes.

Democrats were poised to take as many as nine of the Legislature’s 15 seats, with incumbent Senators Tom Ada and Judith Won Pat as the top vote-getters, based on early results.

Voter turnout was greater than 80 percent in some precincts -- a figure supported by the experience at many village polling sites, where ballot boxes reportedly were stuffed to capacity.

And results had yet to emerge in the congressional race in the Northern Marianas by the early hours of this morning.

The Saipan Tribune reports that by 3:45 am local time only 4,278 of the estimated 6,500 votes cast yesterday had been counted.

The paper reported the results were still too close to call with independent candidate Gregorio Sablan only leading his closest rival, Covenant Party candidate Joseph Camacho by 200 votes.

News Content © Radio New Zealand International PO Box 123, Wellington, New Zealand

Quitter & Hater, Sitting In A Tree ...

From TPM, last night:
"BREAKING: Tancredo just received glowing endorsement from Sarah Palin - details forthcoming..." the Tancredo campaign wrote on its Facebook wall minutes ago. A link was then posted to an apparent robocall Palin recorded in support of his campaign
Hear it here. It fucking glows alright, like the radioactive wastelands in the heads of both of these fools.

"Paid for & authorized by," was it? Must have been some loooong negotiations over what the still-identifying herself as a governor grizzly mama was going to be paid, & it sounds as if she held out until the last minute, when Mr. Civics Literacy Test had to give in. Imagine how ex-half-term-AK Gov. Palin would do on that test.

Captain Video, Space Cadet

Just advised by the voices in our headon the telebsion that today marks the 10th anniv. of continuous humanoid occupation of space (Not that most of you humanoid fucks aren't just taking up space here on the surface of our tired old earth.) aboard the International Space Station. DJOn-Air Personality time!Are we working a Kohoutek theme around here?

Election Gamma Ray Terror Alert

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a nuclear bomb goes off in your city? With Google's Maps framework and a bit of Javascript, you can see the outcome. And it doesn't look good.
And kiss your ass goodbye.
Courtesy of Morbo: Plug in your location & see if you'll survive. We're good up to a Fat Man of 21 kilotons dropped on or set off precisely on City Hall as far as heat & pressure go, but we are somewhat disturbed that the fallout always blows west from downtown.

Would have survived a Fat Man on the Hollywood sign when we were working at Sunset & Vine, too. Even the fallout, but we've no confidence that the winds are always going to be blowing to the west, & we'd guess that six blocks from the assumed demarcation of the pressure zone might not make that much difference.

Chump-Ass Losers

Pack Your Trunk
Sure, go ahead & vote, delusional American sheep. It will not make a dime's worth of difference. Note well that people like Nut-Meg Whitman neither register nor vote, because they get their way no matter who's in office. You don't get your way, because you're nobody, & you have nothing.

Keep bending over & taking it though. Keep showing up at work, keep lining up to vote, keep buying poison at the supermarket, keep breathing whatever shit is spewed into the air, keep drinking the chlorinated piss they call water from your decaying infrastructure you won't vote money to repair, keep watching the tee vee crap that's radiated all over you as well.

While you're at it, try an appeal to a Just Gawd. It'll take one look at you & reply: "You are a soul-less, brain-dead robot, who is of no interest to us in our eternal competition w/ Lucifer for human souls. Did you learn nothing from the Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil?" And it will be absolutely correct.

Also, your mothers dress you funny.

The Ace Of Spades

Eugene Robinson plays The Race Card. (The stating of facts about America by Americans of a skin tone darker-than-the-nat'l. average.)
One thing that struck me from the beginning about the tea party rhetoric was the idea of reclaiming something that has been taken away.

At a recent campaign rally in Paducah, Ky., Senate candidate Rand Paul, a darling of the tea party movement, drew thunderous applause when he said that if Republicans win, “we get to go to Washington and take back our government.”

Take it back from whom? Maybe he thinks it goes without saying, because he didn’t say.

On Sunday, in a last-minute fundraising appeal, Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee implored his supporters to help “return American government to the American people.”

Again, who’s in possession of the government right now, if not the American people? The non-American people? The un-American people?
Exactly, Gene, the un- & non-American people. House UN-American Activities Committee, anyone? One can't really (Not that it would stop any of them, mind you.) accuse anyone of being un-American unless s/he is at least passing, if you will, as American. Un-Americans do live among us.

Plus which, Bush Derangement Syndrome. That is, the stating of facts concerning the not- & never-President.
After all, it was Bush who inherited a budget surplus and left behind a suffocating deficit—I’m not being tendentious, just stating the facts. It was Bush who launched two wars without making any provision in the budget to pay for them, who proposed and won an expensive new prescription-drug entitlement without paying for it, who bailed out irresponsible Wall Street firms with the $700 billion TARP program.

Bush was vilified by critics while he was in office, but not with the suggestion that somehow the government had been seized or usurped—that it had fallen into hands that were not those of “the American people.” Yet this is the tea party suggestion about Obama.
It would be more than fair to state loudly & firmly that, as w/ virtually all the crap thrown at President Obama, the "seized & usurped" meme (Hate that non-word.) in reality applies to Bush. Or have all of you chumps forgotten America's 2000 Presidential Selection, Brought to You by The Supreme Court of These United Snakes in a Purely Partisan Decision? Of course you've forgotten, you're shitheels w/ the attention span of a mayfly, & you more than deserve the government you get.
I have to wonder what it is about Obama that provokes and sustains all this tea party ire. I wonder how he can be seen as “elitist,” when he grew up in modest circumstances—his mother was on food stamps for a time—and paid for his fancy-pants education with student loans. I wonder how people who genuinely cherish the American dream can look at a man who lived that dream and feel no connection, no empathy.
They're assholes, Gene. We know you'd be lynched if you came out w/ the complete truth, but c'mon, go down swinging. (Uh, wait, maybe not the best word choice. Or is it?)
I ask myself what’s so different about Obama, and the answer is pretty obvious: He’s black. For whatever reason, I think this makes some people unsettled, anxious, even suspicious—witness the willingness of so many to believe absurd conspiracy theories about Obama’s birthplace, his religion, and even his absent father’s supposed Svengali-like influence from the grave.
And our answer is that those who are unsettled, anxious & suspicious are two-faced chickenshits, at best. Our patience therew/ grows thinner by the day.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Annals Of Projection

Almost decided to let this pass (We're trying to eat, watch the World Series, & so on here.) but it's such a a classic yet sad example of projection & the truly astounding shallowness of reactionaries that it's passing like a kidney stone. No surprise that one of Tucker Carlson's legacy hires (Tucker's kind of a legacy himself, isn't he?) at The Daily Caller (Someone w/ a "II" after their name, if there's any question about our legacy accusation.) is the typist.

Not only (as we'll see later) is Nicholas Thimmesch II a mind-reader, he can read the minds of the demented & not-so-recently-deceased. Watch:
Anybody who refers to the President of the United States as “dude” to his face is a nutcase, but no more than any POTUS who allows such a slight to go unanswered. I’m certain the late, great Ronald Reagan, a man who would not take off his suit jacket in the Oval Office, is rolling over in his grave.
Considering that the final fashion notes that the "late, great" (Wow, it rhymes! That's extra-clever, original, & as dignified as "Winston tastes good, like a cigarette should.") Ronald Reagan offered the nation was sporting oven mitts so he wouldn't scratch at the help, we can see how his worm-riddled corpse would be spinning at this affront to the kingly, if not imperial dignity of the office. Other dignified Reagan moments include Iran-Contra, & going to Bitburg, Germany to honor the noble SS troops who fought the Red Menace in WWII (w/ just a little collateral damage to a few selected ethnic groups). That's dignified. As was "We begin bombing Russia in five minutes." Late & great!

Nicky Two-Time also has insight into the minds of those hate-filled ralliers last Saturday, who ran amok all over Washington after the rally, knocking over anyone smaller & stepping on their heads if they felt threatened, or heard an opinion w/ which they disagreed. It was all over the papers.
Glenn Beck’s rally tried to be serious to the point of being funny, while Stewart’s, Colbert’s and Shultz’s rallies tried to be funny but were seriously mean if not sick. The best way to describe the theme of the “Rally for Sanity and/or Fear” is, well, The Daily Caller is a family-friendly website, so it won’t allow me to fully express myself, but suffice it to say, it was all about “F-you.”

“F-You,” you crazed Tea Party people, you mean-spirited, corporate-loving Republicans, you Obama-hating weirdos, you birthers, you, well, regular fly-over-country Americans. “F-You”: we’re just as much Americans as you are!

No, they aren’t: the people attending the Stewart/Colbert rally frigging hate the aforementioned Americans, if not America itself. They think they should all be banished, like Helen Thomas said of “the Jews,” back to Germany and Poland, where they all came from after all.
Absolutely. Projection & eliminationist rhetoric has long been the exclusive province of the left, as typist Thimmesch II clearly demonstrated w/ hundreds of photographs of the hateful, "Get Out, Whitey!" (And much worse, but The Daily CallerJust Another Blog [From L.A.]™ is a [Manson] family-friendly website, so we don't type out FUCK, but euphemise it w/ "F-" & "frigging.") signs that polluted the moral atmosphere of Washington. Also, they rode the Metro, & buses!!
No, the rally that clogged the Metro, had WTOP as well C-SPAN radio swooning (WTOP beckoned listeners, “Are you going to the rally?” while C-SPAN’s voice-over commentator could barely contain herself from giggling at Stewart’s jokes), kept bus drivers busy shuttling liberals back and forth from New York City on Arianna Huffington’s dime, and hopefully did not leave the same amount of trash that Obama’s inauguration and Shultz’s brown shirts did.
Lose your train of thought there, genius? What did the rally do again? Or what is it that the rally was? Or what? Is there a verb in there that has any connection w/ the subject?

Onward & downward, he really gets rolling here: Note the sheer, hateful spite & evil he detected.
One sign shown at the beginning of the rally by C-SPAN (since liberals are so hung-up on signs at Tea Party rallies) said: “I’m Pretty Much Cool With The Reasonable Amount Of Taxes I Currently Pay, I’d Probably Be Okay With Paying More Too If That Might Help The Economy With The Deficit.” “Help the economy with the deficit”: oh my, how Keynesian. That sign is as frigging outrageous as any Tea Party sign, except most Tea Partiers actually pay federal income taxes whereas I would imagine that the person holding this sign is among the 45% of Americans who pay no federal income taxes.
(Yes, do imagine. Imagine in one hand, & crap in the other. Either way, your hands will be filled w/ crap.)

Out-friggin'-rageous!! Those parasites must have some good accountants, & all their money is in the Caymans, right? A cursory search would reveal just a bit about income disparity in these United Snakes, & why people who don't have the wealth aren't asked to pay taxes (Yet.) but then he'd lose his point about how outrageous & w/o a plan these people are.
Like Jon Stewart, these people were all about themselves and their hatred for America. Me, my, I: that’s what we’re interested in, nothing serious, nothing substantial, nothing positive. No solutions for any of America’s serious problems were put forth by anyone, just “We are Americans, too.” It was really the Rally to Mock America.
Nothing demonstrates liberal "hate of country" more than offering to pay taxes. After all, real Americans hate paying taxes because of their vast, all-encompassing "love-of-country." And few signs are more substantial & serious about policy than "We Need a Christian President," "Thank You, FOX News" or "Obama = Hitler." "Taking our country back!" (From the majority of voters?) will be the complete & only possible solution to any & all problems. Certainly extending tax cuts will lower the deficit.

We've read some crap in our time (typed some too) but this Nicholas the Second offering has guaranteed him entry to the Jonah Goldberg Wing of The Transparent Buffoonery & Pathetic Projection Hall of Fame.

So let's learn a bit more about the latest inductee.
Nicholas Thimmesch II, son of the late Los Angeles Times columnist Nick Thimmesch, is a longtime media and communications consultant to numerous campaigns, government representatives and public policy organizations, serving in the Reagan White House as a staff writer.
He's as demented as Reagan. Serving in the Reagan White House? It hasn't existed since 1989, but he's still serving there. Maybe N² was one of the guys who had to serve Ron meals, & was clawed for his efforts. Between the grammatically challenged English & the psychological problems, we can only say, "Dude! Get some help."

Slightly different version at Whiskey Fire.

War on Xmas!!

And speaking of starting a war or two, just saw the first Xmas-themed advert of the consumption season, on the World Series broadcast. Ready, aim, fire!

Last Of The Wailers Wails

Bob Marley nothin', actual wailing self-expression in the music industry came from Ornette Coleman & his ilk, of whom he's now the sole exemplar.

The intro to an interview:
Ornette Coleman spoke to LAist last week, via phone from his home in New York City.

A word about the length and format of this piece: Most of my interviews over the phone tend to run about fifteen minutes, during which I ask and receive answers to anywhere from five to ten questions. Ornette and I spoke for nearly an hour, during which I managed to ask two of the questions on my list, and I’m not sure if he directly addressed either one of them. Instead, he started interviewing me at several points, and I’m horrified to say I ducked several of his questions. (Though to be fair, how would you respond in the moment to something like, ”I don’t have no idea of how much the human race controls the value of life. Do you?”) For the first fifteen minutes I kept waiting for him to say something that might naturally provide a segue into any of my other questions, written out on a sheet of paper, which I kept glancing at while trying to follow his stream of consciousness. But around the fifth time he started to make a point by talking about the mathematical distance from C to F sharp, I looked down at the list, thought, “this too is improvising, keep your eye on the ball”, and pushed it away. And after that, things improved noticeably.
Ornette Coleman appears at UCLA Live’s Royce Hall on Wednesday, November 3 at 8pm. Tickets, $49.25 to $90.25, available from [REDACTED, because we aren't a pimp, & who fucking cares?].
Sorry, fans, but we won't be making a personal appearance.

A Brief Reminder To Americans

The Second Amendment is still in force. We hope all rightcorrect-thinking (By which we mean leftist. Or we could simply mean "all thinking Americans.") Americans have, as certain political figures recently drooled, re-armed & reloaded. And maybe have gotten in some target practice, made sure their ammo supplies are more than adequate (Remember, a penis substitute is useless w/o the seeds of democracy.) cleaned, oiled, yada their weapons, & taken any other necessary steps, should tomorrow's exercise in political theater & bogus democracy not go our way. Because "Second Amendment remedies" are not exclusive to reactionaries, & we will take our country back. (Or forward, depending on how one looks at it.)

Dia Del Derf

Holy shit. Derf Scratch has escaped this mortal coil, & his passing in July seems to have escaped us. Brought to our attention by Punk Turns 30 (And then it dies?) which offered no further details. (Of course not, they must've known three mos. ago, why wallow?)

Too fucking grim to excerpt details or recount his various whatevers. Oh ho, the L.A. Times obit indicates liver disease, & that he died in Camarillo.
Locational irony:
Wrote & vocalized on this one:
Blew on this one.
We are totally out of it, & should pay more attention. To the obituaries.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Xian Identity

The Atlantic, somewhat to our surprise, hasn't completely given up the ghost. We tripped over this while stalking Mme. McSuderman:
The subject of today's class is the Constitution, but the discussion keeps veering to various methods of sending Mexicans back where they came from.

Not surprising: Our instructor is Lester Pearce, Arizona Justice of the Peace and brother of Russell Pearce, author of that state's harshly anti-immigrant Senate Bill 1020. Lester Pearce can't stop mentioning that Mexicans have begun leaving Arizona since the official persecution began. In fact, Pearce says, he wants to send some Americans to Mexico too. "I wrote a bill when I was in the legislature to give [the Gadsden Purchase] back to Mexico, because we had people in Tucson who were socialists." Mexico didn't want them, he says.

[...]

Lurking behind these words is the idea that the Constitution is not only a religious document, but a tribal one--written by one kind of people, white Anglo-Saxons, and enshrining their superiority. The Constitution is "ours"; immigrants, non-Christians, Jews, Presidents with funny names are here in "our" country by "our" sufferance, and the time has come to take "our" country back. None of this is quite said; but it hangs in the air. "The divisions are going to become greater and greater," Lester Pearce warns the students at Our Savior's Way. "It's not between the haves and the have-nots. It's between the haves and the entitled. Have you ever seen an interview with Obama's aunt? She says, 'they owe me.'" The one bright spot is Arizona's permissive concealed-weapon law, he explains. When the U.N. troops arrive, "they're going to have trouble."

Once the seminar begins marching through the Constitution itself, there aren't many surprises: regulatory agencies, the Federal Reserve, paper money, national parks, Social Security, Medicare, the Environmental Protection Agency, disaster aid for Katrina victims, hate crime laws--all are flatly unconstitutional.
Euro-Jesus, in his incarnation as Corrections Corporation of America, wants more prisons, prisoners, & profit.

All Over But Another Game Or Two

Pretty damn obvious that the appearance of the Bushes cursed the Rangers by en-limpening their sticks.

Couldn't happen to a more deserving group.
In the 1880s, white men in East Texas used violence as a method of political control, and lynching became the common form of retaliation for alleged rapes of white women or for other insults or injuries perpetrated upon white society. Mexican Americans of South Texas experienced similar forms of brutality. The Ku Klux Klan, the White Caps, law officials, and the Texas Rangers, all acting as agents of white authority, regularly terrorized both Mexican Americans and black Texans.

A Dedication To A. Breitbart

Why, it's as if whoever wrote the words was looking into the future & saw the ugly.
Is there anything good inside of you
If there is, I really wanna know
Is there anything
Good inside of you
If there is
I really wanna
Know
Is there anything
Good inside of you
If there is
I really wanna
Know
Is there?

Is there any-thaaaang good inside of you
If there is, I really wanna know-woh-oh-oh-oh
Is there any-thaaaang good inside of you
If there is, I really wanna know,
Really wanna know...

Something
Something

Show me a sign
If you don't mind
Show me a sign
If you don't mind

Do you know what I'm really telling you
Is it something that you can understand
Do you know what I'm really telling you
Is it something that you can understand
Do you know what I'm really telling you
Is it something that you can understand
Do you know what I'm really telling you
Is it something that you can understand

Andy de vine
Had a thong rind
It was sublime
But the wrong kind
Andy de vine
Had a thong rind
It was sublime
But the wrong kind

Have I aligned
With a blown mind
Wasted my time
On a drawn blind
Have I aligned
With a blown mind
Wasted my time
On a drawn blind

Oh Andy ...
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Two Faces Of Evil
(Now UPDATED W/ A Link)

Were there any reason to prefer Texass (They've never been, spread the wealth, yada.) over Frisco in this Series, it flew out the window & crashed to the sidewalk in a bloody pulp when they dragged elitist economic criminal George "Four-name" Bush & his son, the war & economic criminal George "Three-name" Bush out of their sarcophagi to drive around the field.

Seeing the two personifications of exceptional American evil side by side (Would that it were a line-up, where the two shits were being fingered by the ghosts of the Iraqis, Afghanis & so on they caused to be murdered.) we noted the elder of the vicious, soul-less pigs looks no worse for wear nor much older than his devil-spawn; that may be the sad genetic influence of plutocratic succubus Barbara "Beautiful Mind" Bush. Or the result of a twinge of conscience on Junior's part, though we imagine his conscience would have been expunged long ago as part of his elitist pig education. (Assuming the in-breeding eugenics program of the elites hasn't entirely eliminated conscience from all of them.)

On the other hand, A Weak-Minded Wart:

Is it fair for Bush (and Bush, elder) to be on camera in such a glowing light, for hours on end?

We're watching the World Series, and I'm wondering if the Bushes are making a profound subliminal impression on American minds, drawing us toward the stability of the past. Bush and baseball — is that a political argument against which the mind cannot defend?

Thinking Ahead

Just received a 'phone call from some guy named Danny Glover (probably not his real name) urging us to vote for this proposition 19 thing. Tried to tell him we'd already voted, but he wouldn't shut up & listen, so we hung up on him.

Earlier we rec'd. a call from an anonymous human who urged us to vote for S.F. D.A. Kamala Harris, who's running against former L.A. D.A. Steve Cooley for A.G. (Suck it, rural Californians! Millions of you hicks in the Golden State, but not enough for any of you to matter!) That caller at least listened when we advised him we'd already voted, & had cast our ballot for Ms. Harris, though we did tell him we had to hold our nose while doing so, as Harris is opposed to Proposition 19. As is Dianne Feinstein, whom we will personally primary out on her married-to-investment-banker-scum ass if she dares run in 2012.

Hey! If, according to feminist theory, marriage is prostitution, can this be used to prove just what Sen. Feinstein is?
In 1956, she married Jack Berman (died 2002), a colleague in the San Francisco District Attorney's office. Feinstein and Berman divorced three years later. Their daughter, Katherine Feinstein Mariano (b. 1957), is a Superior Court judge in San Francisco.

In 1962, shortly after beginning her career in politics, Feinstein married neurosurgeon Bertram Feinstein; her second husband died of colon cancer in 1978.

In 1980, Feinstein married Richard C. Blum*, an investment banker. In 2003, Feinstein was ranked the fifth-wealthiest senator, with an estimated net worth of $26 million. By 2005 her net worth had increased to between $43 million and $99 million. Her 347-page financial-disclosure statement – characterized by the San Francisco Chronicle as "nearly the size of a phonebook" – draws clear lines between her assets and those of her husband, with many of her assets in blind trusts.
*No relation, we hope, to this Dick Blum.

Ah, G'wan, Have Another

Miniature livers 'grown in lab'

Scientists have managed to produce a small-scale version of a human liver in the laboratory using stem cells.
All well and good, but when can we start growing ribeyes in the tanks in the basement?