Saturday, April 16, 2011

Taking The Country Back
From The Lunatic Fringe

Text report also, too.

Delusional Paranoia Up-Date:
You MUST Readjust

Via the self-styled Comrade DougJ of B.J., an excerpt of an e-mail from a
western New York Tea Party group. The guy who runs it knows there are plenty of moles on the list (like me) so he knows what he writes is essentially public. Here’s what he wrote about biofuels and their effect on food production last night:
The plan is deliberate. Those sick ultra capitalists who rule the world from the secrecy of their billion dollar holes in the ground have devised their plan to squeeze the people of the world to the point where the food supply is insufficient to provide for the requirements of the 7 billion people who will soon inhabit this Earth. Promoting the production and use of biofuels is a major component of that plan. Their already publicly stated goal is to reduce the population to a more manageable and more “sustainable” 500 million, all of whom will be genetically superior to the hodge podge of characters that now grace the planet. It is, essentially, Nazi eugenics reborn in a world where the needs of the many will be sacrificed to the desires of a few. Appallingly and very tellingly, it is exactly the opposite of what the God-less “progressives” have been telling us that it would be if we would only allow them to bring their Orwellian version of “peace and prosperity” to the world. Dust off your copy of “1984” if you want to know how the story will play out. “Peace is war. Poverty is riches. North Korea is paradise. One who gives his life for the state will live forever in the glory of his sacrifice.” This is what is known as satanic thinking. It is the great lie, the one that all tyrants of all ages have used to control their people and keep them in slavery. We have been told that all lies proceed from the workings of satan. There is no doubt that that is true.

Now, I ask you to keep your eyes on the unrelenting squeeze and slowing down in worldwide food production and the famines that will arise owing to deliberately induced wars in Africa and other targeted areas of the world and the changes in weather patterns which the sick scientists of today are more than capable of manipulating.

Who can believe these things??? The same people who once believed that man could fly when all around him mocked and ridiculed the idea. Whoever can dream the greatest dream, whether for good or evil, will emerge as the winner and believe me, you do not want to be on the losing end of this battle.

You MUST readjust your thinking. Change your your paradigm as the old one can no longer serve you. Look around and see the evil that is everywhere including in the White House and in every level of government. Wake up. The time is now.
Yet any reactionary worth his or her salt will tell you that "liberalism" is a mental illness. Because the Jewssick ultra capitalists, satan & sick scientists who control the weather are conspiring to starve us all to death, & the Tea Party is just the fed-up silent majority taking their country back from satan.

Gaylads & Gaylettes

The New Aristocracy

We hope that the clown who wrote this had to pay Tucker Carlson for the space.

Ron Paul or Rand Paul in 2012?

Admittedly I’m a dreamer, but this isn’t such a far-fetched thought experiment. I’m no stranger to the 2008 Ron Paul campaign. In months of researching the birth of the Tea Party — a movement I’ve argued Ron Paul created — I got an outsider’s overview of the strengths and weaknesses of his run. I’ve also worked in marketing for over 15 years, creating campaigns for Lexus, Levi-Strauss, and AT&T. Through my marketing agency, Inform Ventures, I’ve handled a big chunk of the national launch of Scion, Toyota’s heralded youth vehicle, helping take it from unknown to 160,000 vehicles a year. Some have referred to the people at my company as experts in marketing.
Sheesh. Insecure much?

Meanwhile, the neo-feudalists apparently are seeking the restoration of the guild system (For politics & doctorin', at least.) as well as serfdom.

Another Paul in the U.S. Senate?

Dr. Robert Paul, son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and brother of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he's mulling a congressional bid of his own.

"After campaigning for his father, most notably giving speeches during the elder Paul's 2008 presidential bid, Robert Paul is considering whether to jump into the race to replace Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison when her term expires in January 2013."

Said Paul: "I have thought about running. I am very happy as a physician, but [I] have a lot of concern about the debt."
Is every Paul a hack physician afraid Medicare payments won't fund the lives to which they think they're entitled, & therefore filled w/ phony concern over the "debt," while really just wanting health care back in the slimy grip of the insurance industry so they can get their share?

And are there no nepotism laws? Time for a Constitutional convention.

Shout Out!

Hey!! If we pimp this thing too, will you send us one? (Drops Tuesday.)

Missed It By That Much

It's been a busy week for detectives at LAPD's Central Division. Police are investigating a pair of unrelated homicides that occurred Downtown this week, one at 9th and Hill and the other inside a Volunteers of America facility on Skid Row.
This reporter was actually sent to the VofA dumpfacility by an incompetent social worker/case manager. Good thing she was incompetent & we didn't stay there, but returned (After a long & pointless trip to/from hell & back, dragging bags w/ us.) to the relative safety of the city's western parks.
Friday morning, a foul odor led a manager at the residential facility at 622 S. Wall to find the body of a 47-year-old man who had been dead approximately three days. Detectives confirmed the man died of blunt force trama.
As we've never used the Chase ATM at 9th & Hill, it means little or nothing to us. If you care, read here.

Friday, April 15, 2011

No To Consumption & Sunstroke

There are more than enough don't-even-know-they-are zombies consuming at that mall as is, thenk yew veddy much.
ADDED: Will not be at Coachella this wknd., either. One would have to be much farther out of one's brain pan than we are to do that.

Take Us Out Of The Ballgame ...

Play this during the seventh inning stretch, L.A. Dodgers, & leave the hacks & American Idol has-beens & never-will-bes off our telly!B/w:(The former Bums of Brooklyn could try to win a game once in a while, too.)

Lady Wimp-Out

Some people, no matter how weird & wacky they pretend to be,
Gaga’s anatomy. Bodysuit, by special order, Francesco Scognamiglio. francesco scognamiglio.it. photo credit: Terry Richardson
simply can not stare into the abyss for long.
The song "Marry the Night," which Gaga wrote once she was this superstar she had always dreamed of being, is particularly memorable. She says that once she had become a household name--after winning Grammys, after wrestling with Madonna on Saturday Night Live, after countless magazine covers--she felt pressured to move to the pop-culture mecca that is Los Angeles. "I had all these number-one records, and I had sold all these albums, and it was sort of this turning point: Am I going to try and embrace Hollywood and assimilate to that culture?" Suffice to say, it didn't work out. "I put my toe in that water, and it was a Kegel-exercise vaginal reaction where I clenched and had to retract immediately," she says in a very vivid metaphor. "I ran furiously back to New York, to my old apartment, and I hung out with my friends, and I went to the same bars."
Weakling.

Political Wire's Cartoon Of The Day
(For Today)

Redcoats & Reaction: From Royalist Tories through Traitorous Rebs to Today's Republicans.
Not much of a trunk on the elephant, if you know what we mean.

Kids Today

We did laundry, & may be napping away our Fri. night.

One Lies, Two Others Swear To It

The previously noted Peggy Noonan column is "subscriber content" in the WSJ. You'll get a "preview" if you click. But here's a new one on us: The WSJ offers two refugees from a VFW hall somewhere in fly-over country discussing the fucking thing.What desperate morons. Gov. Christie (Republican Bully-NJ) has had "adult conversation?" And "All his videos went viral," "Yeah, they're fun!" Hot shit! Also: Jeb Bush!

Cartoon of The Day From Two Wks. Ago

Link.

"Simply Because You're Near Me ..."

(Doesn't take much; we're easy.)

Comedy Relief

Hack Matt Lewis, who typed at AOL but was fired or something following AOL's paying Huffington to take over their shitty sites & eliminate them (Nice work if you can get it, huh Adrianna?) landed on his feet at TheDC (Along w/ such luminaries as Mickey Kaus.) where today he comments on a column written by Reagan's secret sweetheart, Peggy Noonan. (Full load [if you dare] at Noonan's rosy site.)
I found the rest of the column a bit hard to follow, but it is worth noting that somebody prominent is saying Obama is likely to lose.
Compare & contrast: "Somebody prominent" & "rest of the column a bit hard to follow." We don't know if this says more about Matt's reading comprehension or Ms. Noonan's typing skills, but it raises the question, do reactionary pundits gain prominence by being difficult to follow?

Altered later (1819PDT, 15 April 2011). Can you spot the differences?

Dep't. Of Righteousness

Friedersdorf Gets Breitbart

But I have a question for Andrew Breitbart. If control of the American media is what matters most, if it is the main factor in deciding presidential elections, and controlling the media narrative through some means other than argument is the key to conservative success in the future, how do you explain 1980, 1984, and 2008? How is it that Ronald Reagan won the presidency and positively cruised to re-election, even though Rush Limbaugh was working for the Kansas City Royals at the time, cable news didn't exist, there was no Drudge Report or blogosphere, and all three news networks took their cues from the front page of The New York Times?
We must disagree w/ the last clause above. Friedersdorf understands Breitbart's crap well enough, but his grasp of politics in the days before he was born or weaned is a little shaky.
And then in 2008, when conservative media was reaching more people and making more money than ever before, the radio waves filled with Rush Limbaugh imitators, right-wing books topping the bestseller lists, Fox News the most popular cable news network in America, Red State up and running at full tilt... how is it that Barack Obama won? It's almost as if the success of conservative media outlets and ideological entertainment isn't the basic driver of American politics. And that, as it's presented in Chapter One, the core worldview of Andrew Breitbart is easily refuted, bombastically phrased nonsense.
Take that Andy, you big stupid jerk.

Entire item.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

What's So Funny?

Atlas Shrugged

The book:

The movie:

Not Really So Damn Funny

A poem, by Dana Milbank.
First they came for the welfare mothers, but I did not speak out, because I was a member of Skull & Bones.

Then they came for middle-class manufacturing unions, but I did not speak out, because I had to get to a party at Marty Peretz's.

Then they came for the upper middle class people who didn't have columns in the Washington Post, but I did not speak out, because Dennis Kucinich is short.

And then they came for me...and I was STILL so fucking stupid that I spent my time making fun of the House Progressive Caucus.

Jonathan Schwarz

Whiny Whiners Of The Day

No, not Joan there.

Bless Their Hearts

Only reason we're rising for the singing of "Gawd Bless America" on the telebision during the seventh-inning stretch is we need to piss, & want to wander into the kitchen. Otherwise, we'd just sit on our lard ass & despise America w/ the sound muted.

Views From Our Fucking Window

Los Angeles, California, 1830 PDT.

Scabs

We will admit to having crossed UFCW picket lines in the past. Not this time!

Good News!

Thursday, at least. One less day faces us in the eternal slide to oblivion.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"The Street Is My Gallery" Up-Date

No longer at this location.
Repression continues.
Except on the front. Too high for the censors?

Blood & Treasure

Watch as soldiers from Fox Company, 2-506th Parachute Infantry Regiment are ambushed in Paktika province near a site the Taliban calls “Red Mountain.”
Biggger picture at YouTube, because no embedding.Wrong wrong wrong:

Priority Moping

Fully intended to wash clothes & get more damn ink at a Staples® that's grandly opening, w/in walking distance, yet.

So far (nine+ hrs. later): Put on bathrobe, drank coffee, smoked Camels®, ate. Repeated. &c.

You Know Who Else ...?

The artist.

Mammal Up-Date

We sense trouble for humankind here.Retwitted @bradiscranky.

Yet Another* M.B.

Previously suggested.
Nine, to be exact.

*Haven't even gotten to Milton Bradley yet. (He's pissed, he's raging.)

The Truth Is "Shrill"

This will hurt your ears. And brain. And any sense of morality or justice this world of shit & pain hasn't removed from you.
Global war has silenced and numbed America. The national deficit is moral. The American people pay in deprivation, indigence, ill health, insecurity, and the humiliation of men and women who cannot find work, support their offspring or properly educate their children.

America's Young Eat It

Meet the compassionate little shits who, before you know it, will be bitching & moaning about old people & their "free" Medicare.
A new study by the American Red Cross obtained exclusively by The Daily Beast found that a surprising majority—almost 60 percent—of American teenagers thought things like water-boarding or sleep deprivation are sometimes acceptable. More than half also approved of killing captured enemies in cases where the enemy had killed Americans. When asked about the reverse, 41 percent thought it was permissible for American troops to be tortured overseas. In all cases, young people showed themselves to be significantly more in favor of torture than older adults.
Scab of a nation, driven insane, to coin a phrase.

Roughage

Bookmark it, libs, 'cause you're not likely to see much more of it here.
While we're on the subject, Megan McFoodle has made a video. You can't miss it. Really, you can't. Because it's everywhere.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Report From Washington Up-Date

Funny. (Autoplays.) Yet clean.

"Carnivor-ay?"

Life In The Fault Zone

You think you have it tough, w/ snow, temps below 40°F, occasional hurricanes & small town-razing tornadoes? We spit on your petty irritations. This entire city could go up at any minute!
Deal on the left? Methane vent.
Signal control boxes for First Amendment rights.
On the drums is stated: "Non-hazardous waste." Sure.

Old & In The Way Report

Look! Look! One of them is stealing a shopping cart!!
Let's teach them all a lesson & destroy their Medicare w/ vouchers.

Media Village Idiots' Idiocy
Caused By Incestuous Relationships

Megan McArdle, going on about food, reveals something:
My brother-in-law has now officially graduated from internships to his first full-time policy job, which gave us something to celebrate this weekend
Wonderful. Another creep who never has & never will have a job/wing-nut welfare stipend that involves the production of anything but fascist bullshit, now w/ "his first full-time policy job."

A Paul Ryan in the making, we're sure.
Ryan worked as an aide to U.S. Senator Bob Kasten beginning in 1992 and as legislative director for Sam Brownback of Kansas from 1995 to 1997. He worked as a speechwriter to "drug czar" William Bennett and Jack Kemp during the latter's run for the vice presidency in 1996.
We thought the proverbial "having to make a payroll" was the only determinant of one's value, use, purpose & so on. No? You can leech from the "producers" as long as you kiss their asses while promoting their agendas? Golly, aren't the all-wise Galtian producers able to see through this scheme?

Smut Up-Date From Indonesia

As previously reported.

Now The Beeb reports on Indonesia's version of (insert name of any number of two-faced Republican pols here)___________.

We is devo

It can happen to the nicest of countries.
Indonesia is a secular state with a long tradition of tolerance, but in recent years conservative Islamic groups have become more vocal.

Why We Hate

Only in America, & not in a good way.
And one from the Just Another Blog™ files:
Anyone give this collection of horrid monsters called The United States more than 20 yrs.?

No Eternal Reward ....

On the other hand, it's very early.

Monday, April 11, 2011

"Whores!"

Do not forget, Mr. Beck will, to the best of our limited knowledge, be continuing on the radio. Where he's much more likely to pull this morning zoo crap.Human shit. Shitty human. Something.

Today In Dull

Had to leave the bunker at 1100, due to gassing of  reactionary cockroaches. (Not so much infiltration in the editorial suite, as we are quick w/ the lemon-scented RAID®!) but neighbors, y'know.

Planned to hit the nearby Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® for coffee & some WiFi, but like an idiot, we left the bunker w/ the devil-box but (because the gas people were anxious to get in & spray) w/o the damn mouse, & (Double-idiot!) the touch-pad pointing device has been disabled, & can't be enabled w/o using the mouse.

Instead of Internetting, coffee, walking, & then to Hollywood to buy something. Didn't see squat worth photographing, wasted an hr. minimum in the going-out-of-business Hollywood Borders Books Music Movies + Cafe® trying to find any product that wasn't sad-ass middle-brow rot, & got ourself a red neck, though just on the left side, as we were headed west or north most of the time.

(Turd polished around 0210PT, 12 April 2011. No huge differences, just sucks a bit less.)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Dames In Peril & Underwear

Not even Walla Walla had townies like this.
Many more, all exploitive.

Polishing The Knobs

Guess which two words made us stop reading?
While the literary polish of Rand’s 1,000-plus-page novel is unparalleled, the cinematic version of her philosophical peregrination that questions which society is preferable for mankind — one of rational self-interest or one meant to level all individual output — upholds her objectivist worldview and ought to stoke the debate about free society and the role of government.
We've heard of ideological blinders but come on, Brian Calle [...] columnist and editorial writer for the Orange County Register (ocregister.com/opinion) [who] blogs at ocregister.com/orangepunch and freedompolitics.com, don't you people have even the sense to admit that it's not necessarily the best-written "1,000-plus-page novel" ever?

Tough Times For Toots:
Reduced To Jammin' W/ Daryl

If you'd told us we would link to anything that was positive concerning Daryl (Hall or Oates?) we would have slapped you sillier than you are. And been wrong to do so. We blame gmail.
Daryl Hall- Toots Hibbert - Reggae with some Philly soul.
Critically acclaimed - Free webcast www.LiveFromDarylsHouse.com
We would very much appreciate Daryl not being conflated w/ Philly Soul, as would Messrs. Gamble & Huff.

That being typed, do not miss Daryl's tour of Noel Coward's pad!We'll be in the tub, slitting our wrists. How's that go again? North-south or east-west?

Nature Yes, Corporate Entities No

At least one nation has its priorities in order.
Bolivia is set to pass the world's first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans. The Law of Mother Earth, now agreed by politicians and grassroots social groups, redefines the country's rich mineral deposits as "blessings" and is expected to lead to radical new conservation and social measures to reduce pollution and control industry.

The country, which has been pilloried by the US and Britain in the UN climate talks for demanding steep carbon emission cuts, will establish 11 new rights for nature. They include: the right to life and to exist; the right to continue vital cycles and processes free from human alteration; the right to pure water and clean air; the right to balance; the right not to be polluted; and the right to not have cellular structure modified or genetically altered.

Controversially, it will also enshrine the right of nature "to not be affected by mega-infrastructure and development projects that affect the balance of ecosystems and the local inhabitant communities".

Suck-Fest 1953: "Enemies Of Freedom"

Spotted this cine-classic here, via SFSIGNAL.Really sucks. Re-edited tee vee pilot that stank up the tubes & the theaters. Plus which, sexist. (Robert Heinlein & Jack Seaman, screenplay & story.) And, the "sister production" to Cat-Women of the Moon.

They had wirelesscordless (Cretin!) telephones right though.

March To The Sea

The Western Hemisphere's political world being off for the wknd. (& asleep now) we offer images of Western Avenue plunging south to the Pacific Ocean. (As opposed to the Pacific Laundromat or something? BREVITY, DAMNIT!!)