Saturday, November 27, 2010

Good Radio Gone Bad

Mark & Howard, when radio was good (A joke: Radio has never been good.), & KMET was the place to be.

Listen here, w/ all the songs. (Hundreds in two hrs. How did they do it?) Allegedly from August 1974.

Where Do They Find These People?

First, the "convert the lezzoes by raping them while they're in the military" guy, now Tucker Carlson offers us a guy who's as sure as the day is long that the mystery contrail that recently appeared off the Southern Calif. coast was a submarine-launched Chinese rocket. Because it will prove the un-cleverness of the Obama White House.
A Los Angeles woman, traveling by air the day before Thanksgiving, did not want radiation from an airport full-body scanner; she also did not want TSA goons to grope her. So she wore a revealing bikini and avoided both radiation and groping. The Obama White House is not nearly so clever. China groped the missile defenses of our homeland and President Obama said and did nothing. No one noticed. Well, almost no one.
That made a lot of sense, if you read it backward. We're half-way not-convinced already. Are the Chinese the TSA goons in this little tale? Or do they not want to be groped or otherwise detected, as they sneak a missile into U.S. waters? So our military are the TSA goons then? Or is the U.S. military wearing a bikini so the Chinese goons don't grope them? Maybe this is like George W. Bush groping Angela Merkel. Or not.

A bit of research (Never have we been so arsed!) for the contrail facts (Or at least a non-politicized assessment of whatever it was.) accidentally located an equally well-researched item from WorldNetDaily, which may be the source/inspiration for Naval Academy grad Nagle's fear-mongering. It all comes from the kiester of retired USAF Brig. Gen. Jim Cash, who presents this classic in stuffing ten lbs. of pig entrails into a five-lb. sausage casing:
"We must question the timing of this shot across our bow. The president was abroad being diplomatic, which means trying to placate China which is becoming overly concerned with our handling a totally out-of-control deficit in spending."
A "deficit in spending?" What, we're not spending enough? We're quite sure the General (ret'd.) is as informed & up to date on economics & trade w/ China as we are, so we'll accept his premise that China is "overly" concerned about whatever they're concerned about.

A video has been made as well, possibly to convince those who prefer the news read to them.
Experts: Two ret'd. military clowns, & a consultant. Alex Pareene, at the first link:
I think when you start up a conservative opinion outlet, the vast right-wing conspiracy just assigns you a couple of clueless old people who've been faxing pages about the honor of Oliver North into Regnery publications for 30 years, and you have to publish them. That is the only explanation for why Tucker Carlson's silly internet magazine ever put this up to begin with.
And at least one of the clueless is usually someone who retired from the military sooner than he expected to (for which there are reasons, like lunacy) giving him all the time in the world to prove that he knows more than the entire nat'l. security establishment, some/most of whom are commies anyway!

Also amusing in the cluelessness dep't. is "Daily," as in WorldNetDaily & Daily Caller. As if they only "go to press" once a day. And as if daily printing would really put them one up on TIME® or whatever the hell. Less amusing & much more irksome is the refusal to link to any sources, as if neither Joseph Farah nor Tucker Carlson have any idea of how the 21st century works. (Although there are plenty of those incredibly irritating green links that pop up w/ an ad for nothing that has anything to do w/ the underlined/linked word on both sites. NRO is another prime offender in the links to bullshit dep't. How much longer can that shit go on?)

Two Great Republicans

ON THIS DAY
On Nov. 27, 1973, the Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who'd resigned.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Menu For The Modern

Followed by pumpkin pie.

Gratitude Is An Emotion For Dogs

We're very fucking thankful we're an orphan ("Free at last! Free at last!") & are socially unencumbered for the hideous day.

Be sure to get all the way down on your knees when you're thanking nobody for nothing, crackers.
The family is a corrupt, bourgeois institution.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

War On Thanksgiving

Is nothing sacred?
"Thanksgiving is not as sanctified a day as it was even a few years ago," says Thomas Hine, who wrote I Want That! How We All Became Shoppers. "This is an experiment by retailers to see how we will behave."

[...]

For the first time, Sears will open on Thanksgiving Day from 7 a.m. to noon local time. Its sibling, Kmart, will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time. The move was in response to customer desire "to have an extra day to shop," says Sears' David Friedman.

Toys R Us stores nationwide will open at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Get in line, consumers!
While the National Retail Federation forecasts a 2.3% rise this year to $447 billion, 81% of consumers the trade group surveyed said they will spend less this holiday because of the economy. So retailers are going all-out this Thanksgiving, "to get people away from the dessert table," says Kathy Grannis, an NRF spokeswoman.
People who will be leaving the dessert table just as soon as possible.

Local Comedy

We post this only because we have had beer & schnitzel at the location (The Red Lion) more than once, although never while speed dating. Or outside, even.Held our limited attention for almost five mins.

Would You Two Punk-Ass Nations
Stop Dancing & Start Fighting?

24 November 2010 @ 2339:
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — NKorea warns of further “retaliation” if SKorea carries out more military provocations.

25 November 2010 @ 0003:
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — SKorean president orders officials to beef up security, warns of NKorea provocation.

Something for which we would be thankful.

Get Stuffed, Yanks!

Other bullshit (i.e., traditional) holiday imagery where we found this, if one wanted to wallow in that sort of crap.
Americans were pigs in 1959, too. (From Mad, Jan. 1960)

Clean Sweep Completed

All Dems, all the time in state offices. (As if that made a dime's worth of difference. Strictly bragging rights.) Only drawback is that Cooley remains L.A. County D.A. Oink!

From his concession:
I take great pride in the fact that I received the endorsement of every law enforcement organization in this race as well as that of every major daily newspaper in California but one. I was particularly gratified to receive the support of so many fellow district attorneys.
A stinging defeat for both the forces of overt repression (Fuck the police!) & the daily papers.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sex & Violence

Talk about the feminization of your military. These Air Force metrosexuals (Call signs: Drag names?) might as well be housewives playing some Wii game as real fighting men.In the second part we are assured that it's OK to hit Iran, because these boys & their planes will get the job done.
Part three, but why suffer through an L.A. Times-length piece when moving pctures will save the trouble of reading or questioning?Wrong again. Other than refueling, the dull actuality of the videos is like Greyhounding through America's Desert South West (Redundant?) on a hellish vacation, except from a few thousand ft.

Atomic Dog Whistles In
The Yr. Of The Plague

More on Sarah Palin's latest, from her first groupie.
Sarah Palin includes in her new book, America By Heart, a full-throated defense of Dan Quayle, calling his Murphy Brown speech “prophetic.” And she does so candidly:
Two-parent families do matter when it comes to raising kids to be happy and productive citizens. Does that mean we turn our backs on girls and women who find themselves pregnant with no man in their lives? Of course not. I would be the last person to advocate that. I know the pain and challenges that accompany your wonderful, smart, “it-could-never-happen-to-her” seventeen-year-old daughter telling you she is pregnant.”
Palin writes that “I’m biased, of course, but given a choice of role models between Bristol and Murphy Brown, I choose Bristol.”

The mom who was in the Dancing with the Stars audience last night cheering on Bristol, writes: “We’ve welcomed Bristol’s son Tripp into our lives with open arms. He is beautiful, and things are working out. But Bristol has paid a price — a high price. Her adolescence ended long before it should have. Her days of carefree hanging out with friends, playing sports, and studying leisurely are over — and she’s making sure other girls know it. That’s why she’s out there, speaking up about her experience and telling other young girls, ‘Don’t do what I did.’”

I’ve heard America by the Heart described today as “dog whistle politics.” It’s actually a lot more straightforward than that.
Candid & straightforward. Bow wow wow.

The Mindless Dead, Quantified

Reagan gets 33 mentions, which Palin accomplishes by deploying his name at every possible opportunity (eg: "Ronald Reagan once quoted Abraham Lincoln as saying ... "). Here's a look at some of the other common terms in the book [...] :
God -- 100 times
"freedom" -- 100 times
Ronald Reagan -- 33 times
Barack Obama -- 32 times
"abortion" -- 28 times
"slavery" -- 25 times
"feminism" -- 18 times
Iraq -- 11 times
"flag" -- 11 times
"mainstream media" -- 10 times
John McCain -- 9 times
Martin Luther King Jr. -- 9 times
George W. Bush -- 8 times
"Tea Party" -- 8 times
Calvin Coolidge -- 6 times (she calls him "one of our most overlooked presidents")
John Kerry -- 6 times
"city on a hill" -- 6 times
Jesus -- 5 times
"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" -- 5 times
Hillary Clinton -- 4 times
Afghanistan -- 4 times
"freedom isn't free" -- 3 times
Booker T. Washington -- 2 times
"lame stream media" -- 1 time
Levi Johnston -- 1 time
Katie Couric -- 0 times
From.

K-Lo "Edits" A Lay-Out

This is truly sad*, & we didn't grab all the examples of sadness we could.
The resemblance is striking.
Playing pocket pool more than walking.
[sic]
Now you liberal coddlers of minorities have seen meritocracy in action!

*The incorrect captions, reuse of images, & so on. No complaint at all w/ the illustrations. (Just the subjects.) Had no idea one could do this w/ one's Pad. (And still don't care.)

Tabula Rasa

Being the inquiring sort, we wanted to see what would happen were the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to receive a present from above, as suggested by this colossus of the legal instruction profession. But no.
Down the memory hole?

Bonus poster, lest we forget.

We The (Older, Whiter, Maler, Richer) People

The AP says:
Exit polls of voters in this month’s congressional elections reveal similar gulfs. Most tea party supporters — 86 percent — want less government intrusion on people and businesses, but only 35 percent of other voters said so. Tea party backers were about five times likelier to blame Obama for the country’s economic ills, three times likelier to say Obama’s policies will be harmful and twice as apt to see the country on the wrong track.

These aren’t subtle shadings between tea party backers and the majority of Americans, who don’t support the movement; they’re Grand Canyon-size chasms.
Not enough of them to "take their country back," & not enough of them in any kind of shape to hold on to it if they could "take it back."

Don't believe for a moment that all "independents" are a bunch of drooling old fools, either. Only 30% of the mugwumps are T.P. fans.
The poll also shows sharp differences between the tea party and the 7 in 10 independents who don’t support the tea party, a group both parties will target in 2012. Tea party backers take a far more negative view of Obama and his agenda than those independents do and are far likelier to think favorably of the GOP and unfavorably of Democrats.

Tea partiers are likelier to be white, male, older and more affluent than everyone else, the polls show — groups that tend to be more conservative. Yet even compared with the 47 percent of conservatives who don’t back the tea party, the views of conservatives who do support the movement stand out.
As ignorant idiocy.

More War

War Up-Date

Breaking News Alert Tue 23 November 2010 -- 1:58 AM ET
South Korea Scrambles Jets After North Reportedly Fires Near Border

South Korea says it has scrambled F-16 fighter jets and returned fire after North Korea shot dozens of rounds of artillery onto a populated South Korean island near the countries' western border, according to The Associated Press.

South Korea's YTN television says two people were injured, several houses were on fire and that shells were still falling on Yeonpyeong island.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Unfortunate Juxtaposition

You don't want the grim details.
Total picture. Good job, LAist.

Once Again, We Guessed It

Extensive experimentation (since around 1130 PT this date) has confirmed our prior assumption that no amount of coffee can wake us up or make us give a shit about ... about ... Well, we were vaguely pleased that the atomic oven does a fair & fast job of tater cooking. Other than that ...

Stupidest Question Of The Week,
Monday Edition (W/ Guess)

Two parasites (Charles Curran and Patrick Ennis have spent over 35 combined years as technology investors and innovators.  We live in Washington DC and Washington State, respectively.) in The Daily Caller.
A number of technology people spent time and money helping Meg Whitman’s campaign. But none of the brand name technology moguls in California played a leadership role in helping her win. Rand Paul had the Tea Party. Marco Rubio had Senator DeMint. Jerry Brown had the unions. With all due respect to Mitt Romney, Meg Whitman had herself.

Imagine instead if Meg Whitman, during the peak of her campaign struggles could have stood on stage with the CEOs of Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Cisco Systems, Intel, and Oracle and delivered a pro-jobs message.* She could have defined the narrative of the race. She would have won despite her other well-documented weaknesses as a candidate. She could have fixed the state in a way the outgoing governor could not despite years of toil.
We believe the standard question here is "What are these guys smoking?" Right?
The good news is that California, like America, is fixable. California still has universities, talent, entrepreneurial culture and weather which are the envy of the world. California still can be America’s shining city on the hill. So, who out there in Silicon Valley will step up and lead?
Uh, entire brand damaged by recent marketing attempts?

And could we have a moratorium (Followed by a permanent ban.) on the "shining city" bit already? That horse is not going to get up & trot off no matter how many more times you flog it.

*Yeah, why didn't that happen? We just can't imagine.

Fraudulent Voter Fraud

First reactions of whiny-assed losers: "Wasn't faaaaair!" often accompanied by the stamping of a tiny foot:
As Campbell stood outside Angle’s hotel room door at The Venetian hotel, the results showed the Republican nominee down by 34,000 votes in Las Vegas’s Clark County and 7,000 votes in Reno’s Washoe County, an impossible deficit to make up in the state’s less populous rural counties.

Nonetheless, Campbell and a cadre of tea party activists cornered her in a suite and tried to persuade her not to concede the race for almost an hour. They said she should demand a recount and charge voter fraud in Clark County.
We bold, you laugh. Via.

More stamping, w/ wailing:
Friday, Hillbuzz.org blogger Kevin DuJan wrote, "The real aim of Bristol's Pistols: to expose Democratic hypocrisy on voter fraud and ask why the media is so obsessed with the voting on a reality show but doesn't care about Leftist tampering with actual elections.

"The Left is angry whenever I teach conservatives the tricks the Left consistently employs against Republicans. . . . The media and the Left are engraged [sic] right now because 'Bristol's Pistols,' as they are calling us, have been creatively and energetically voting for her on a reality TV show. It's what I call 'Voting like a Democrat' . . . voting early . . . voting often . . . voting as cartoon characters . . . voting under aliases . . . ," DuJan wrote.
The Left isn't angry so much as bored w/ all this, but we'll just have to put up w/ it until the aging honkies who vote the straight reaction ticket have died or have full-blown dementia (How will we be able to determine when it's full-blown?) & the low-info vote settles to the 20% of the electorate it should be.

We Remember ...

That day in November, & how pissed we were that Art Linkletter's House Party wasn't on.
Sen. Kennedy announces he'll run in 1960. (AP Photo)
(AP Photo)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

No One On A Hoveround®?

Los Angeles, city on the move. Distance has never prevented the Angeleno on the go from getting some wheels & getting what he wants.
The female officers walked along the sidewalk until customers, arriving in cars and on foot, skateboards and bicycles, stopped to make a deal to obtain a sex act.
A man is taken into custody after he rode up to an undercover cop on his bicycle and allegedly offered her money for sex. (Scott Varley/Staff Photographer)
As they strolled with their "prostitutes" through the motel's parking lot, the men quickly found themselves in handcuffs and on their way to jail.

Gov't. Interferes w/ Vigorous Free Market

An undercover officer chats with a man in a pickup who offered her money for sex. He was arrested. (Scott Varley/Staff Photographer)
The customers, police said, were all "regular" people of a variety of ages who offered $15 to $100 for a fast sex act.
Market driven efficiency.

Ha Ha Ha

And down he flops!

More Is Less

Look! Weather!

Around here, we don't necessarily have it every day.

Meet The Old Boss

Meanness from the Daily Beast.
The peerless self-importance of the class continued in the burlesque house-setting of the caucus chamber, with some of the prideful rubes still sporting their campaign paraphernalia as if this was Animal House awaiting the toga moment. The pay-off for Boehner arrived when it was time to vote by secret ballot on the leadership for the 112th Congress. The froshers settled down dutifully and, without any doubts or even questions as to why there was only one name on the ballot for each leadership position, they voted for the men and women who had twice approved the Bush administration's TARP heresy in 2008 that began the long fall of the country into bailout nationhood.

"The Tea Party kept the TARP leaders in power," scoffed an unhappy veteran Republican. "The revolution was over the first day."

[...]

Does the Tea Party class know that the earmark-ban game is already over? Does the Tea Party class understand that it is in Washington to placate Washington while it runs for re-election without a wave behind it?

"They act like they're the first people to get elected," measured a Republican veteran after several days of giddy freshmen enthusiasm. "They elected Boehner, who wept on opening day. Where are the adults?"
Prideful rubes, sho' nuff. Self-righteous pricks, if we may add.

Booze & The First Amendment

From the "What the hell?" file:
Since 2002, 14 states have joined the list of states allowing Sunday sales of distilled spirits, bringing the total to 36, says Lisa Hawkins of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.
Meaning that 14 states still violate America's rights every Sunday. Goddam Puritan assholes. What about our FREEDOMS? Boozer liberation now!

Results Of The Digital Telebision Revolution