Friday, December 10, 2010

Not Long Enough

(AP) John du Pont, the chemical fortune heir who killed an Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler at his palatial estate, died Thursday after being found unresponsive in his prison cell. He was 72.

Du Pont was found just before 7 a.m. local time at Laurel Highlands* state prison, prisons spokeswoman Susan McNaughton said. He was pronounced dead a short time later at a local hospital.

"He had had some illnesses so we are considering it natural," said McNaughton, noting that the county corner would ultimately make the determination on the cause of death. County Coroner Wallace Miller said later Thursday he was still gathering information on the death and had no immediate comment.

Du Pont was the great-great grandson of E.I. du Pont, the French-born industrialist who founded the chemical company, and one of hundreds of heirs to the family fortune.

In January 1996, he shot and killed David Shultz, 36, a 1984 gold medal winner who came to live and train at a state-of-the-art Foxcatcher National Training Center that du Pont had built on his 800-acre (324-hectare) property in Newtown Square. After the shooting, du Pont barricaded himself inside his home for two days, but was taken into custory when he left his mansion to fix a boiler police had shut off.

The millionaire had a reputation for acting erratically, including once driving two new Lincoln Continentals into a pond on his property, one after the other. Wrestlers who had trained at Foxcatcher alleged du Pont pointed guns at them, drank too much and once kicked out a wrestler because he was black.

His lawyers also contended du Pont was insane, suffering from paranoid schizophrenia that also made him believe he was Christ and the Dalai Lama.

In 1997, he was found guilty but mentally ill in Shultz's death and sentenced to 13 to 30 years in prison.
But better than nothing.

*Sounds pleasant.

Second Amendment Round-Up

How the three major US nets present themselves on the web.

We've no idea what the problem is at CBS. Neither of these have been resized; both were copied directly from CBS.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Xmas In Hell 2009

"Bad For America?" VA A.G.
Cuccinelli Knows Best

At least this quixotic endeavor has distracted Buffoon General Cooch from re-enacting the 150th anniversary of the attack on Ft. Sumter w/ an assault on Langley or the Pentagon by the Virginny Nat'l. Guard & the Corps of Cadets from V.M.I. So far.

Birds Of A Feather

A long time country club Republican leaves the party.
Hasan said he felt alienated between national Republican leaders on one side railing against the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” and gays and illegal immigrants and, on the other, state Republican delegates convinced that as a candidate for treasurer he was angling to install sharia finance laws. He said the GOP convention in May was a low point.

“You experience bigotry sometimes but I often just think it’s probably my personality that the person doesn’t like. At the convention, though, that was the first time I felt the real thing. It was the worst experience of my life.”

Hasan suspects a whisper campaign swept the convention, sounding a warning against placing a Muslim in charge of investing the state’s revenues.

“Some goons were telling people that there’s a passage in the Koran that encourages Muslims to lie, that lying is considered a good thing in the service of advancing a Muslim or sharia agenda. I don’t know who was behind the rumor, but I’ve read the Koran, and I don’t know what they were talking about.”
Is this lying, Mr. Hasan?
Hasan said that when he was considering running for House District 56 three years ago, an adviser told him that his being Muslim was much less an issue than the fact that he was a filmmaker and not a rancher. “You gotta go work on a ranch to be able to relate to these people,” the adviser told him. So Hasan did. Dressed in a suit, cowboy boots and matching turquoise bolo tie and enormous belt buckle, Hasan said he is proud of the work he did just bringing salt licks out to the animals and watching the weather.
Flock you.

"Birther Queen" Taitz Uses
Racially Offensive Language

Moments ago, it appears safe to visit Dr. Orly Taitz, ESQ. Not that you have to now.
Plus which.

Authorities Say: "Burn, Baby, Burn!"

Authorities have set fire to a suburban San Diego home they said was so packed with homemade explosives that they had no choice but to burn it to the ground. (Dec. 9)

More of This, Please

As thousands of students were corralled by police near Parliament, some strummed guitars and sang Beatles songs – but others hurled chunks of paving stones at police and smashed windows in a government building.
Another group ran riot through the busy shopping streets of London's West End, smashing store windows and setting fire to a giant Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square.
Story & other thrilling pics of direct action.Shock & outrage, plus juicy details of the attack, from the Torygraph. (Note reverential "Duchess of Cornwall." No "Charles & Camilla" for them.)

The Sheep Speak Up

Find out just how stupid/ignorant the American people are:
So how does the polled American think we should tackle the deficit issue? He knows that programs need cuts—tax hikes alone can't, and shouldn't, pull the country out of this mess. But he wants Washington to leave Social Security and Medicare well enough alone. And he hesitates to bring the ax to energy, health, or education programs. That said, he supports several provisions proposed by the president's debt commission—like shrinking the federal workforce, cutting federal salaries, closing overseas bases, and ending the tax deduction on home mortgage interest. And one program to really trim is America's generous foreign aid. The polled American thinks the government ships a quarter of our budget overseas, and thinks we should spend only $1 of every $10 helping out other nations. (In reality, the foreign aid amounts to less than 1 percent of the federal budget.)
One thing the polled American does not think the country needs is more bailouts. He hates bailouts. He wishes Barack Obama—it was him, right?—had not given all those bankers all that cash. They didn't need it. He's not big on those Timothy Geithner or Ben Bernanke cats, either, even if he does trust them on the economy more than you might think. He despises the Federal Reserve, even more than he hates the IRS. He thinks it's the Fed that needs auditing, though that might be because he hates the word federal. Those federal workers, for instance? He does not like them. He thinks they are overpaid and probably less qualified than private-sector workers. (He does love astronauts, though, and thinks we should send them to Mars.)
The polled American tends to think little of Congress and is lukewarm at best on the White House. Of late, she has reassessed the presidency of George W. Bush—and it looks pretty good compared with the Obama administration. (All in all, she likes Kennedy the best and Nixon the worst, as usual.) She can't shake the worry that Barack Obama is secretly a Muslim, even if she knows better. Then again, when asked by the pollmeisters, she tends not to be perfectly sure whether the sun revolves around the Earth, or the other way around.
Taking the long view, the polled American remains worried. She believes China has the world's strongest economy now. But despite her fears, the polled American remains characteristically sunny. Things are bad now, she says. But she believes the American Dream exists. She thinks she might even be living it. One way or another, she definitely thinks it is possible, with hard work more so than luck. Just don't ask her how to do it.
There can't be a nation more dissonant in what passes for its cognition, or more pathetic in its baseless pride.

More Xmas Cheer

Act Like An American


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Big If

If we gave a shit, we'd mock this crap. Instead, we'll wonder again where Carlson finds these ninnies. (It would be irresponsible not to wonder what exactly they have on him that he clutters the beauty of his AP reprint page w/ their collegiate satire.)
C. Scott Litch is the chief operating officer and general counsel for a non-profit association. Scott is a licensed attorney, Certified Association Executive, and also holds a masters degree in public policy. He is the author of The Principled Conservative in 21st Century America, released in the fall of 2010 just prior to the GOP mid-term election tsunami.
We can only presume there's a direct connection between the release of his magnum opus & said tsunami.
As our societal philosopher-queen Oprah has pointed out, we unfortunately live in a celebrity-obsessed culture. Whether entertainment or sports, our citizens know far more about what’s up with the Kardashians and the length of Tom Brady’s hair than the top income tax rate in European countries or the number of political prisoners in Cuba. Therefore, it is only fair that the beneficiaries of the celebrity culture pitch in to help with the deficit. Further, for all those Hollywood celebrities who want to do some good for “social justice,” what better time to step up to the plate?

So here is the compromise: every celebrity with annual net earnings of over $10 million shall pay a special windfall profits tax at the rate of 50 percent of every dollar earned above that amount. The term “celebrity” will of course be generously defined in statute and regulation. Democrats can jump on board because this lets them tax some really rich people. Republicans can support it because it only impacts those Americans who don’t really contribute much to job growth or the overall societal good.

Of course this is a terrible public policy idea. However, it would be fun just to throw it in the mix. Then we can see how many celebrities, particularly from the Hollywood left coast, suddenly change their tune about progressive taxation and making the rich pay their “fair share.” It would also be entertaining to watch our privileged rich young professional athletes contemplate that our hip and cool president really does like to spread the wealth around. When the celebrities raise a cry and hue, then conservatives can say “well, if a tax increase is bad for you, why do you want to stick a tax increase on other successful Americans who don’t make nearly as much money as you?” It’s all part of our right-wing plot to get Americans to learn a little more about Milton Friedman on economics vs. John Maynard Keynes. And that the taxpayer should not be considered a sugar-daddy for a bloated federal government and unsustainable entitlements.
Jesus H. Jesus, do they ever stop? What more do these United Snakes need to learn about Milton Friedman that 30 yrs. of class war hasn't demonstrated? (Granted, U.S. voters are dumber than posts, & many haven't made the connections yet; we're probably being charitable to imagine they might.)

But, unlike Mr. Prep School Name, we're not kidding when we say that huge taxes on "those Americans who don’t really contribute much to job growth or the overall societal good" should start w/ general counsels to non-profit (We spit when we type that ugly word!) associations & be quickly applied to all attorneys, recipients of corporate think tank funding, & so on. As well as people who fucking write books. Who do they think they're kidding?

And don't think we didn't notice "It would also be entertaining to watch our privileged rich young professional athletes contemplate that our hip and cool president really does like to spread the wealth around." You don't suppose he's the general counsel to some less than savory organization, do you? Looks like.
C. Scott Litch
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
He runs a trade organization for traffickers in human misery. Nice. Bet those dentist bastards spend all their free time whining about taxes & regulations. When they're not on about the privileged rich young professional athletes & their ilk.

Glenn Beck Does Voices

Crime Blotter

10 Crimes in '10 That Made Headlines

Homicides, drugs and credit card scams
all made waves in Beverly Hills this year.

The crimes of the elites (if the original definition of the word has any residual meaning) are almost always more interesting than those of the ham-&-eggers. (Some of these didn't even occur in B.H., but only involved B.H.-identified personages, which doubtless says something about something else. Possibly the desperation of BeverlyHillsPatch for material.) Most hideous are the crimes of the middle classes, but let's not, shall we?

I Got A (Basic Human) Right!!

Now we have something useful to do w/ all our spare time. Eat shit, corporate interests.

Ring A Ding Ding!

Christmas really is the best time of the yr. Entrepreneurial opportunity is everywhere!
Police arrested a man who stole a Salvation Army kettle, uniform and bell early Tuesday morning.

The Salvation Army told Channel 2’s Eric Philips they put out an alert across Metro Atlanta for Ernest Mize, 41, who it believed may have been trying to illegally collect donations after walking off the job with Salvation Army property last Friday.

Lt. Matt Cunningham of the Salvation Army told Philips that Mize, also known as Ernest Jackson, prematurely packed up his post and left with the kettle and cash. It was his first day on the job.
If you don't have a gun or a sizable blade, you can always grab a kettle. A million marks in every mall.

Not To Brag Or Anything ...

Apparently copyrighted by some guy whose name we don't remember.
As if a collection of political hacks & centrist pragmatists under the name "Democrat" is anything to be proud of, but it's straw-grasping time in the land of the free & home of the under-informed.

Anyway (from last wk.) about whom was the post-electoral fuss.

Habitat For Profanity

Not only did we have to laugh, we had to post it, even though it's a month old. We're sure the PTC appreciates even the slightest attention.
LOS ANGELES (November 9, 2010) – The Parents Television Council™ has documented a sharp rise in the frequency and harshness of profanity being used on prime-time broadcast television in a special comparative analysis of the fall 2010 and 2005 seasons. The PTC’s report entitled “Habitat for Profanity: Broadcast TV’s Sharp Increase in Foul Language” documents a 69.3 percent increase in just the past five years.
Panties in a twist yet? Imagine the underwear of whoever was forced to keep track of this foul vulgarity during the family hour.
Major Findings:
• Across all networks, use of profanity on prime-time broadcast entertainment programming increased 69.3% from 2005 to 2010.
• Use of the bleeped or muted f-words increased from 11 instances total in 2005 to 276 instances in 2010 – an increase of 2409%.
• Use of the bleeped or muted s-word increased from 11 instances in 2005 to 95 instances in 2010 – an increase of 763%.
• During the family hour, instances of the f-word increased from 10 in 2005 to 111 in 2010. Use of the s-word during the family hour increased from 11 instances in 2005 to 42 in 2010.
• The Fox broadcast network showed the greatest per hour increase in use of profanity from 2005 to 2010 with a 269% increase across all prime-time hours.
Holy cow, an increase of 2,409% in bleepings & mutings! We're somewhat at a loss, our critical skills not being what they were when we consumed broadcast network telebision on a more regular basis. In our current media environment there's literally nothing on any of the webs that we'd consider appointment tee vee, but we're still pretty damn sure that CSI: Law & Order doesn't type "fuck" in the script, shoot it & have it bleeped. Our educated guess is that the functionally illiterate who populate reality programming are more likely to say "fuck," & al. before their betters (& be beeped/muted for their troubles) than they were even five yrs. ago. Whether the societal chicken or the broadcasting egg (or vice versa) are to blame for this is a question the PTC is still too shocked to consider. They may still be obsessively washing their hands. Certainly wouldn't surprise us.
Our analysis of the first two weeks of this still-new fall television season shows a disturbing trend that shocked even us. Profanity is far more frequent and the profanity itself is far harsher than just five years ago. Even worse, the most egregious language is being aired during the timeslots when children are most likely to be in the audience. In 2010, 111 f-words were used during family hour compared with 10 in 2005.
Statistical proof that the apocalypse of televised ennui is about to occur. Stay well clear of the discharge.
Don't go in that house, Johnny!
Is this a coincidence? Is it an aberration? Or is this exactly the path that broadcasters and the ‘creative community’ in Hollywood set out when they began launching their legal attacks against the broadcast decency law?

While broadcasters continue to claim that they can regulate themselves, this type of increase in profane words aired on scripted programming - not on live broadcasts that are the subject of ongoing judicial review – suggests otherwise. Are we to expect a 69 percent increase in TV profanity every five years?

Regardless of what the courts decide, it’s time for broadcasters to set parameters and publicly explain their broadcast standards. Advertisers must also ensure that the language they help bring into our living rooms is consistent with their hard-earned corporate brands.

The public airwaves should offer a banquet for all. But increasingly, the broadcast networks are telling American families to swallow whatever they’re fed or starve. Those families are currently relegated to eating scraps at the table they themselves own.
Commies. Threatening hard-earned corporate brands.

And, that whole eating scraps at the table thing? When people really are eating trickle-down style, they're more inclined to be saying the f-word (Over & over, mantra-like.) than worrying about hearing it on the telly.

Xmas Cums In Your Mouth
W/o Asking But Once A Year

Alt. title: "Now we don our gay apparel ..." (including little white dog).

And, we save you the trouble of clicking to the war on you know what.Surprise! It was the Jews all along.

Sad News On The Political Front

Vietnam Veterans Against John McCain have no more need for their website.
Where were they during the recent senatorial campaign in Arizona?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Fagged Out & Sold Out

Had to sell some advertising to offset operating costs.

The late Dr. Jazs advises: "Don't let too much coffee fag you out!"
What a whore.

Getting Our Money's Worth

Picasa Check

We shelled out US$5.00 for 20 GB, for a yr., not a bad deal (Maybe. How the fuck would we know? Even if a complete rip-off, the desk-top publishing convenience is worth it.) & no drawback to it beyond Google now having our debit card info, legal name, address & the like. Meaning the Federal Gov't. knows it all too. Come & get us, Feds, before we again advocate armed rebellion against fascist bullshit!!
Tree from North
Tree from East
None of the promised up-to-24-hr. delay. Let's see how many of those 51 shots we can shove in here.
Could be us. Instead, we can afford 20GB of storage w/o foraging for recyclables. Whew.
Urban Grit
Urban Brick
Tenants Needed
So far so good. Three studies in pollutants:

Bomb Newt Now!

Crap, we hope it isn't too much trouble for Bugger™ to allow us to copy some shit.
Newt Gingrich has apparently thought better of using this Pearl Harbor Day to sell books.

Mediaite reported the former speaker of the House has deleted a tweet that reminded his Twitter followers about the two World War II novels he has co-written:
The 69th anniversary of the japanese attack is a good time to remind folks of our novels pearl harbor and days of infamy newt.
The tweet disappeared after blogs including Gawker mocked Gingrich for trying to "cash in" on the day of remembrance.
Filed Under: Gaffes, Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich and Callista Gingrich pose for photos during the 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 5, 2010 in Washington, DC. By Kris Connor/Getty Images.
Hmm. That worked.

Words & Their Worth*

Wandered out on a butt runfor cigarettes & managed to snap 51 pics. The very best A fewNONE are seen below.
Guess the party's over at Blogspot/Blogger.

File under: Self-pity, mawkish, & Christmas, merry fucking.

*Yes, running our photos at their huge original sizes might not have been the wisest move, but what can we expect when we merely tried to provide a fine product w/o consideration for profit, health, or anything but our dedication to faceless unknowns who occasionally leave comments from the mists of nowhere.

P.S.: These three were the last allowed. (Rendering "NONE" up there a little heated. Whatev.)
Economy still on upswing.
So, not missing that much.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Vicious Downward Spiral

We get up every afternoon w/ a sense of purpose, hope & renewal.* Then our expectations are, once again, dashed on the rocks. We really must be mental if we continue to expect a different result from the same action.

*Approximation for "literary" purposes.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Boredom & Dullness Index

Oaktown 28, Dago 13

Violating Disney & NFL copyrights. No respect at all.
12 players on the field on two consecutive plays. (A possible first in the NFL.) Way to go, 'Blots [sic].

Bottom Ten Losers

Conveniently, there was an un-official Chump Bowl to determine the biggest collegiate loser.

Pro ha ha:
Mr. Versatile: Minnehaha quarterback Brett Favre's 10-yard run against Washington marked the first time he had gained more than four yards on a carry since 2008.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Bottom Ten Winners

Proud to see Modesto & Merced book-ending the bottom ten of the 200 least-cretinous locales in these United Snakes.
Texas looking to be a strong second, state-wise.

Textual Obsessive

Friday, December 3, 2010

Soon To Be A Regular Feature:
Today's Personal Obituary

Why not to leave your bunker: We were informed today that a woman who'd been a friend since 1988 or '89 (& a sexual associate, if you know what we mean, from 1990 to '93) died in a fire early Hallowe'en morning.

Even as a mutual friend told us she'd come home early that Sunday morning & gone to sleep not long before the fire (As we assume it's assumed: Who can ever know what happened?) we had the thought that a cigarette might have caused the blaze (Shame on us!) but newspaper reports indicate crummy housing for people who work for a living:
a garage-turned-apartment that caught fire, apparently from combustible materials left next to a water heater, officials said
Not the first garage-turned-apartment she'd lived in.

And the first person w/ whom we'd, you know, done it on a regular basis, or (not to get carried away here) even "had a relationship," to have died. Of whom we know, one or two having fallen off the radar, if not the ends of the earth.

Crap. Just occurred to me she would have hit 54 w/in a very few days, though I can't remember the exact day just now. Fuck you, universe.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

In Order To Run More Than One Item Today, Some Photographic Filler

Thanks, TimeWarner. (Is Col. Jack "No niggers on the lot!" Warner spinning in his sarcophagus?)
Moon Over Silversun, 25 November 2010.
Self Portrait (Bloodstain?)

Please Excuse Malignant From Posting Today

As w/ many reptilians, it can take some time for us to warm to the point where we can locate the mockable on the world wide shit chute.

Today, once we were at that point, we were screwed.

Time Warner Outage: Internet Problems Impact Los Angeles, San Diego, Other Souther California Cities

They mis-spelt "outrage," too.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Admiral Mike Murder Opens Fat Yap,
Shit Issues Forth

Having heard ex-AK Gov. Sarah Palin (Most of whose raison d'être comes from how much animal blood she can get on her paws.) & professional baby-killer Mike Mullen screech about Julian Assange's bloody hands,
"Mr. Assange can say whatever he likes about the greater good he thinks he and his source are doing, but the truth is they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family," Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a news conference at the Pentagon.

Someone else noticed, & saved us the trouble.

We Could Just Copy Our Email
All Day & All Night & All Afternoon

I am Sgt Wilson Hill with the United Nations troop in Afghanistan , on war against terrorism. 
Based on the United States legislative and executive decision that we must evacuate Iraq immediately for Afghanistan, Now we are in Afghanistan military base and I will be redeployed back to my country military base soonest, come next year 2011, Our mission is to help beef up terrorist targeted states, mostly the United States and the European Union on the war against terrorism. 
On the other hand, I want to inform you that I have in my possession the sum of 10.2 million USD, which I got from crude oil deal here in Iraq . I deposited this money with a Red Cross Agent informing him that we are making contact for the real owner of the money and it is under my power to approve whoever comes forth for the money. 
I want to invest the money in a good business as soon as I am redeploy , anyway you will advice me on that since I am not a business person.I am an American and an intelligence officer for that so I have a 100% authentic means of transferring the money through diplomatic courier service .I just need your acceptance and all is done.
Where we are now we can only communicate through our military communication facilities that are secured so nobody can monitor our emails, then I can explain in details to you. I will only reach you through email, because our calls might be monitored, I just have to be sure whom I am dealing with. 
If you are interested, please send me your personal mobile number so I can call you for further enquiries when I am out of our military network. I am writing from a fresh email account so if you are not interested do not reply to this email and please delete this message, if no response after 3days I will then search for someone else. 
I wait for your contact details so we can go into action. In less than 5days, the money should have been in your position and I will come over for my money. I will give to you 40% of the sum and 60% is for me because I know that nothing goes for nothing I hope I am been fair to you.
I wait for your full details information: 
Your Full Name……… 
Your Address………… 
Your direct Tele Phone….. 
Your occupation and Age
Sgt Wilson Hill

Happy Hanukkah!

From some fucking assholes.May not be available for long, look now!

If You're Reading This On An Airplane, Don't!

AP NewsAlert

SYDNEY (AP) — Aust. investigators: Some A380 engines may have manufacturing fault that could cause failure.

Not A Typical Experience

A commenter whom we had mocked (Just a little, & ourself as well.) advised us that bus trips in a city that shall remain nameless allow him to do silly stuff on his "lucked into" laptop. (We'll assume this means he gets to sit.) Not so much in the Media Capital of the Known Universe. We don't have any photos of the usual bus expedition we make (Just as soon not have the soul-stealing box ripped from our hands & whatever/anything.) but our Circadian rhythm usually has us on the streets/public transportation around afternoon rush hour, when the buses don't look at all like this:
LACMTA Line 201, Thanksgiving 2010, 1703PT.
(A low-ridership line. We were surprised it wasn't cancelled in the latest round of fiscal austerity & making-working-people-suffer MTA service reductions.)

Opportunity to present more pix from a wk. ago. (Today is Odin's Day, innit?)
Zoom lens.
No Exit

Shut Your Self-Righteous Gob, Already

This schtick of Sullivan's is getting to be even more tiresome than our non-stop screeching for attention via threats of physical violence & general obscenity, profanity & nihilism.

You know, the "Gosh, Republicans are scum, but real conservatism, yada." Latest example:
This is not conservatism, properly understood, a disposition that respects the institutions and traditions of government, that can give as well as take, that seeks the national interest before partisan concerns, and that respects both the other branches of government and seeks to work with them. These people are not conservatives in this core civilized sense; they are partisan vandals.
Christ on a crutch, is he blind & illiterate? Has he no idea? These idealized reactionaries he gets so misty-eyed about never existed, other than in the writings of whichever 20th century hacks he seems to worship. (Oakeshott? Yes. Note the absolute meaninglessness of the title of Sullivan's blather that he pimps on his page: Intimations Pursued: The Voice of Practice in the Conversation of Michael Oakeshott. If you don't have it right by now, no amount of practice will help you.)

Not such a surprise, considering Sullivan hasn't yet been able to realize that a gawd that allows his/"His" Roman Catholic Church to perpetuate its evil is as much a monster as any child-molesting priest, & neither bogus institution is worth five minutes of any one's attention.

Maybe Sully wants to be an American because he knows that people voting against their own interests are a significant group in these United Snakes, & he can pander to them more successfully & for much longer than he could get away w/ the schtick in the UK.

Last line of the item applies almost universally.
But I cannot, alas, say I am surprised. The degeneracy has been building for a long time. It is just the stench of it right now that overwhelms the nostrils.
Applies to you too, Andrew. Mostly the stench of "enough, already, & climb off your high horse."

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dog Bites Man, Again, Part Whatever

Beaten Like A Rented Mule

By the way, we do not hold w/ beating animals, rented or otherwise.

More Projection

Islamists Know a Western Civilization Secret: ‘Progress’ Makes Religion Decline
The motive to reform Islam from within is weaker than the motive of those like Martin Luther, as Islamists can point to the decline of Christian belief and assume the same would happen to Islam.
Doesn't take much intellectual curiosity to figure where this is going to be projected.
Conversely, to dig in, kill the critics, raise the walls higher, try to shut out (or severely constrain) modernity, and demagogically stoke the fires of jihad really is a logical response for those who want to preserve their religion and society as it has existed for centuries.
Remind us of which medieval ninnies this buffoon is talking about again.

Brain Dead

Another pile of projection we didn't have the intellectual curiosity to wade through, but this paragraph is worth sharing. (The part in the parentheses.)
Intellectual curiosity appears to be rather ephemeral. It defies easy definition. Certainly one can cobble together a definition from a dictionary, and those who imagine themselves to be possessed of metric tons of it (and they’d surely prefer the metric system to the more red statish American system) are generally more than happy to identify those who do not possess it. Still, intellectual curiosity seems to be something that is understood and/or bestowed rather than earned. It seems to be a state of grace awarded by those who already exist in that exalted state rather than something one can attain through long-standing effort and merit.
The typist goes on to reveal that because G.W. Bush allegedly received better grades at Yale than John Kerry, we all know who's the more intellectually curious. No question, really, as regurgitating conventional & accepted wisdom to the Yale professor who silver-spooned it to a proudly average legacy admission is the surest sign of intellect & curiosity.

Malignant Narcissist

Yes, we're literally Malignant, & as narcissistic as anyone (Deservedly so, as we are a wonderful & caring human beingentityconsciousness.) but ...

(Added narcissism note: Over 400,000 suckers roped in, in less than four yrs. of spewing hate. And running pix of mostly female celebs on their b-days, which of course has brought us most of our traffic, & wasn't even an intentional sucker-attracting move.)

Obvious Title Of The Wk.

I Took a Vacation to Iraq. I Don't Recommend It.

Movies Are Better Than Ever

Zach Campbell was one of the students in the class at Marinette High School. He says the situation began when the student pulled out a handgun and shot a film projector. He then held the 23 students and a teacher hostage for five hours.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Damn It, Gawd

If we'd known, we would have gotten in touch w/ the FBI & asked them for some help in exploding the living shit out of this heinous violation of the First Amendment.

Off The Fucking Fence, Mugwump!!

Jonathan Chait equivocates:
There's been a debate about epistemic closure on the right, and this is a prominent example. Conservatives repeat Obama's single sentence over and over, seemingly unaware that the context of his remarks leads to a conclusion very nearly the opposite of the one they claim. You could wade through this discussion in the right-wing media for hours and hours without ever coming across any excerpt of Obama's remark that goes beyond the one cherished sentence. It's pure epistemic closure. The other possibility, I suppose, is that all these people are dishonest hacks.
You fucking wimp, call them out as dishonest & brain-dead hacks!

Almost As If We Were "Normal"

Other than breakfast occurring about 1630PT.

Happening NOW!

Worst Monday night football game ever: San Francisco (3-7) at Arizona (3-7).
Oh Lord, we praise your ass 24/7 & you give us this shit?

You Can Not Petition The Lord
W/ Twitter, Either

It wasn't his own hands or the Pittsburgh secondary Sunday that foiled Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson from hauling in what should have been the game-winning TD catch in the end zone.

It was God.

"I PRAISE YOU 24/7!!!!!!" the 24-year-old tweeted from his iPad at around 5:15 Sunday after the Steelers' 19-16 overtime victory. "AND THIS HOW YOU DO ME!!!!! YOU EXPECT ME TO LEARN FROM THIS??? HOW???!!! ILL NEVER FORGET THIS!! EVER!!! THX THO..."
Fucking loser, in every sense of the word. Kisses non-existent sky fairy ass, & can't catch shit. As they say, praise in one hand, crap in the other, then see which piles up first. No, wait, he couldn't keep the crap in his hand anyway. Wouldn't be a fair test.


Hillary Clinton: Why Wikileaks Leak Is A Good Thing

From The AP:
“This disclosure is not just an attack on America’s foreign policy interests,” Clinton said. “It is an attack on the international community: the alliances and partnerships, the conversations and negotiations that safeguard global security and advance economic prosperity.”

“It puts people’s lives in danger, threatens our national security and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems,” she told reporters at the State Department.
We can not think of anything more deserving of attack than a bunch of wretched fascists/corporatists who "safeguard global security & advance economic prosperity." Especially when the global security & economic prosperity (Is there another kind of "prosperity," to which Sec. Clinton is, perhaps, opposed?) in question is anti-democratic, pro-corporate & just plain evil.

And certainly nothing that Sec. Clinton & the other ghouls that run things have done has ever put anyone's lives in danger or threatened our national security, has it?

Actually Amusing

Product Works Charlie Brown's Artificial Christmas Tree

On line or in store. A mere $9.99.

Why "Create?" Theft Works Too.

If you want crap that moves, that is. We're hoping for epileptic fits. (Not for us. We're so dulled out we doubt electricity could make us move.)
From Adult Swim.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Chicken Boy Visuals

Following up something we posted that we just don't feel like looking for now.What's w/ this space above? What crummy embedding. The clowns at NBC are no better than the losers of CBS.


Not being a cretinous moron, we've never seen "My Cousin Vinny" (We'll admit it: Italian-Americans make us queasy, & that one quarter wop-a-dago in our blood-line is a perpetual embarrassment to us. Jersey Shore, anyone?*) but we would like to know if the line was "fucked-up" or "bullshit."

The PuffHo claims:
"You keep asking these presentist questions Bob. As the immortal Marisa Tomei said in My Cousin Vinny, 'that's a bullshit question!' because you cannot pluck people out of the past and expect them to comment on what's happening today."
Yet when we grabbed it from POLITICO, the quote was presented thus:
“You keep asking these presentist questions,” said the Kenyan-born, British-accented historian. “As the immortal Marisa Tomei said in 'My Cousin Vinny,' ‘That’s a f----- up question!'” Morris said, relishing over the word as network censors bleeped him out.
(Is "relishing over" to make it clear he wasn't relishing the word under, sad-ass hack & crummy POLITICO writer Marin Cogan? And a note to the unnamed HuffPo hack: Neither "fucked up" nor "bullshit" are swearing, damn you all to hell!)

Let's go to the videotape & find out. Fun allegedly starts around (10:16).(Blame CBS for the non-performance here. How is it that the adverts always run just fine, but the actual programming is stop & go? Stupid fucking incompetent jerks. May gawd damn CBS's Internet fucks for eternity.)

OK, Morris said "bullshit." Was that the line from the movie? Do we care at this point?

*Could be worse. At least there's no bog-monkey in us.

Neighborhood Up-Date

L. A. Times, getting it wrong again.
Just behind it is a small shopping plaza with a Salvadoran restaurant, a pizza joint, a former Korean cigarette shop and a restaurant that serves teriyaki chicken, burritos and boba drinks. Across the street are more Korean- and Mexican-themed businesses.
We can tell you now that the former Korean cigarette shop has already become a salon de belleza. Also across the street are California Donuts, a laundromat & a Hawai'ian BBQ. (Lovely Spam®, wonderful Spam®.)
The nearest store with a clear connection to Bangladesh, Bengal Liquors, is a block away. All told, there are fewer than a dozen shops owned by or catering to Bangladeshis along this working-class commercial strip flanked by apartment buildings.
Well, the other liquor store on the four-block stretch is also operated by Bangladeshis. As is the Chevron station that's just west of the four blocks.