Saturday, June 11, 2011

Anti-Semitism Wrap-Up

Becoming what you most fear.

Where's The "Whitey" Tape?

Palin has her faults, but she is a serious participant in the national dialogue on the key issues of our time. The New York Times and the Washington Post, in contrast, are frivolous rags with little or nothing of substance to offer.

UPDATE: Jim Hoft points out some ironies; the same news outlets that think it is urgently necessary for you to learn of any dirt that may be contained (but probably isn't) in Sarah Palin's emails are prudently concealing from your eyes some much more interesting information, which they have possessed for years: "LA Times Won't Release Obama-Khalidi Tape But Posts 24,000 Sarah Palin Emails." Via InstaPundit.
Hoo boy. We have to think the irony here is an alleged attorney (Sorry, litigator. What a punk.) referring anyone to Jim Hoft. Not a credible witness, to put it mildly.

Spotted at Sullivan's, but we actually had something to say about it.

Existential ++Agony

It appears we will have to shower (Will not be shaving.) & leave the bunker in search of sustenance. Today. While there's enough pancake batter to postpone exodus for a day, we don't have enough milk. And having et nothing but fish sticks & salmon yesterday, we are lusting for meat.

Also out of coffee.

Nobody knows, & the torture never stops.

Mamet: Spector Not Guilty

And he says he's "crazy." (About Sarah Palin.)

Dumb-ass Dave is in the Big Apple scouting
locations for a film he has written and will direct for HBO about Phil Spector, the legendary music producer.


Spector, to be played by Al Pacino with Bette Midler as his lawyer, Linda Kenney Baden, was jailed for murder in 2008 after being convicted of the killing of Lana Clarkson, an actress, at his California mansion. "I don't think he's guilty. I definitely think there is reasonable doubt," Mamet says briskly when I ask what interested him about the case. "They should never have sent him away. Whether he did it or not, we'll never know but if he'd just been a regular citizen, they never would have indicted him."
Our emphases above. Compare & contrast.

Who will check for his statements vis-à-vis O.J. Simpson? Leave our celebrities alone!!

More Mamet mentioned here.

And The Crowd Goes Wild

From Brutish & Short, LLC.

Self-Portraits W/ Butt

Good morning, world!
You cannot be much more awful than we are. You certainly couldn't be any prouder of or more amused by being awful. Nor could you be more in love w/ yourself than we are.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Skull Blogging*

Damn. We (almost) wouldn't mind having a yard if we could find this sort of thing in it.
A South Pasadena resident and a landscaper found a skull in a backyard that authorities believe is Native American and likely belonged to a Gabrieleno/Tongva of San Gabriel. The Los Angeles County Coroners Office will make a final determination once an anthropologist examines it. (Courtesy South Pasadena Police Department)
Because if nothing else, we'd shoot it from a better angle than the SPPD crime scene photog.

Actual chance of finding one? Not that slim.
About 10 police cars, coroner's officials and a crime-scene investigation team appeared t [sic] the woman's house in the 1600 block of Milan Avenue after she called police. But there was no evidence of a crime.

Rare? Hardly. The Native American Heritage Council is notified of about four such bodies each month. Officials were relatively certain the skull belonged to a member of the Gabrielino-Tongva tribe.

About 400 remains of Gabrielino-Tongva tribal ancestors, the original inhabitants of the Los Angeles basin, were found in 2004 as work on the $4 billion dollar Playa Vista development began, according to the Associated Press, the article reports.

*An homage, not theft. Note well the fair use disclaimer at the bottom.

More Reasons To Ignore Andrew Sullivan

His "ramshackle ladder from his blog cave" collapsed under him & he broke the little finger of his left hand in the fall. From this we can ask these questions:
  • Should attention be paid to a college graduate who uses the word "pinkie?"
  • If one is descending from it by ladder, isn't it a loft rather than a "blog cave?"
  • Should anyone be referring to anything that's not an actual cave as a "cave?" ("Man cave," for example. Crikey.)
  • Should we pay any attention to someone whose comprehension of gravity, physics, structural engineering & their own bulk is so inadequate that they don't realize their ramshackle ladder won't hold them?
Biggest aggravation:
Typos may also occur as I type with one right hand until the pain lets up in my other three available digits.
Yes, typographical errors "occur." That does not mean they are cast in stone for eternity. Reading over whatever one has typed before posting it often results in both spotting the typo & correcting it. Give that a try sometime.

We must suspect that typists who don't go over their spew obsessively know damn well they are spewing garbage, & at some level are too embarrassed to review their own work, knowing that no amount of polishing will result in anything but a shinier turd. (Applies as well to many others who are paid for this shit. You know who you are, Megan McArdle.)

So stop it w/ the "typos happen, dude" excuse. Considering that most of Sullivan's spew is paragraph length, would it kill him to go over it once? Of course, he may have a reading problem.

Not to mention the three credited flunkieseditors & who knows how many uncredited interns employed at The Dish.

It Got Away, But It Was This Big!

Looks as if the Botox around her left peeper has malfunctioned.
Photo: Cheryl Senter/Associated Press
Did you know? Not an adulterer, a romantic.
His speaker resignation after the disappointing 1998 midterms combined with serial romances created overweight personal baggage and took him off the playing field for too many years, despite frequent TV appearances.
Not even serial. Overlapping.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


More uses for Macs:
Harwell was a student at Biola University at the time but no longer attends the school. Goodrich said many of the victims attended the university.

Harwell used a program called Camcapture that was installed on the victims' hard drives, Goodrich said, adding that potential victims should search the "/Library/WebServer Documents" directory for the Camcapture program.

Detectives also believe Harwell may have exploited Macintosh computers that were connected to Biola's internal network, officials said.
It should be made clear that "Biola" University is the current incarnation of the Bible Institute Of Los Angeles, & claims to offer "Biblically Centered Education." Which probably explains this.
One message mimicked the appearance of a system message and read: "You should fix your internal sensor soon. If unsure what to do, try putting your laptop near hot steam for several minutes to clean the sensor."

The message led many victims to take their laptops into the bathroom while taking a shower, Goodrich said.
Jesus makes you a moron.

Future (We Hope) Squeegee Person

Lawmaker Gets Surprise Visit at Constituent Event

The Rapid City Journal reports Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) washed windshields at a Sioux Falls gas station while sharing her message about energy policy with drivers and had a surprise customer: Ben Nesselhuf, the chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party. 

"The two politicos - who served together in the Legislature for four years - chatted cordially for a minute while Noem's aides took photos and videos of the encounter. When it was all done, Nesselhuf found himself in an unusual situation: saying something nice about Noem." 

Said Nesselhuf: "She did a nice job on the windshield."

We Were Wondering

Not far from our bunker, three adjacent houses that had been a drug rehab &/or mental health center for men were recently gutted & remodeled, & a sign went up that identified the new operation as a "Post-Partum Confinement Center," whatever the hell that was. After a wk. or so, the English on the sign was painted over, leaving Korean characters & a 'phone no. We had no idea, but now The NYT fills us in on the bizarre crap that foreigners believe, & gives a clue why the English part of the sign disappeared.
The centers largely fly below the radar of English-language authorities — they advertise online or in Chinese-language publications. They make up such a niche market that city and state authorities did not know they even existed. Jeffrey Hammond, a spokesman for the state Health Department, said that as long as the centers were not offering medical services, they would not require a license. A spokeswoman for the city Health Department said that it had no information on the centers.

But they made a brief appearance in the news when, in March, officials in San Gabriel, Calif., shut down what they said was a home for women who had come to the United States to give birth so that the children would be American citizens — so-called anchor babies.
Might be fun to contact someone at the local Health Dep't. & see if we could get the dump shut down, anchor-babying or not.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Filling In The Blanks: Deconstructing Theocracy & The Newest Fascism

The speech-writing formula revealed. Apparently some poor bastard listened to all the spew at Ralph Reed's Faith & Freedom Coalition conference.
Another thing is clear: The messaging people behind all of the major GOP candidates who are wooing this critical base are all reading off the same script. Bachmann, Hunsman, Pawlenti, Romney, Santorum, Cain, Palin — those who appeared at the event, and those who didn’t — all give the same speech, with the only notable differences being in style and delivery. Here is the not-so-secret talking points memo.

Shit Mash

Thanks to contempory technology, collage will be the art of this century as well, as exemplified by @PEANUTWEETER. (Is that pronounced Peanu-Tweeter, like Keanu?)
We're w/ Lucy.
Not as good as The Nietzsche Family Circus, mind you.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Same Shit, Different Year

The Google Test

In what his aides are calling "a major speech" later today, Tim Pawlenty will pledge to dramatically cut taxes and eliminate certain parts of government if elected president.

Here's his guide: "We can start by applying what I call 'The Google Test.' If you can find a good or service on the Internet, then the federal government probably doesn't need to be doing it."

It's hardly a new idea, however. Former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith (R) called the same principle a "yellow pages test" more than 15 years ago in the pre-Google era.

They're Good W/ Money, Too

Monday, June 6, 2011

Not Culture Wars, War Wars

Hope this receives a bit more attention than it had as of 1000PDT today:
There are pols who aren't fighting this. On Saturday, former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell spent a little time away from the podium to meet activists and talk to reporters. He runs Reed's affiliate in Ohio; he's thinking about running for U.S. Senate. He was the only Republican in that position who said what the social conservatives believe.

"Clean water is important to us," said Blackwell. "Decent housing is important to us. But they're not rights. And we have to begin to say that what's important is that we in a rational way are able to reform these programs in a way to save them. And, yes, if it means that somewhere down the line individuals have to make sacrifices, because the rationalization of the system means we save it, but we are also doing it in a more efficient way. … I don't think too many Americans will object to that. At the end of the day we're going to get back to making sure we're in a position to finance the wars in which we engage. Does that mean we can do that without sacrificing? No. We have to make sacrifices. But what's more important? Our freedom and security or the gluttony of the federal government?"
That's right, we are to "sacrifice" in order that "the wars in which we engage" may be financed. Wars that protect our freedom & security, but won't allow for clean water, decent housing or anything else of real worth.

In order to protect the nation, we must destroy it. (Or make Ken Blackwell drink some less-than-clean water. Which would you prefer?)

(Also at Whiskey Fire.)

Weiner Wrap

Where is the sex in this "sex" scandal?

Where is the Republican jobs plan?

Where is the outcry to impeach Clarence Thomas for not reporting income for yrs. & not recusing himself from cases in which his crazy message-leaving wife has been active?

Where are the troops that should be marching home right now?

Where are the prosecutions of Bush Admin. war criminals & Bush Admin. financial criminals?

Where are David Vitter's diapers? Does his wife put them in the hamper for him now?

Where is the real outrage?


Not Bitter At All

TIME announces "The Best Blogs of 2011." One might assume that TIME understands the concept that 2011 is not even half done (Because it's, like, time.) but that assumption would be incorrect.

And is MLB Trade Rumors really necessary to the nation's discourse?

Admittedly more necessary than anything TIME has ever printed.

Plea For Votes

We haven't shit in our diapers since we stopped wearing them before we developed memory, nor have we ever taken a picture of our wiener (or anything else on our body below our chin).

Please elect us to something; our firm control & tight asssphincter (the ass itself is pretty flabby) demonstrates how eminently qualified we are!

Cool Jazz For Miserable Monday

Ahead Of Their Time

We've a vague recollection of hearing of Horseshit, The Offensive Review. (Or not, who can fucking tell after 50+ yrs. of cultural observation?) We may have confused it w/ Fuck You, A Magazine of the Arts, also mentioned in the review of Horseshit we found at Vice.

Just go look, we don't feel like excerpting.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Farm Report

Any of you clod-hopping hicks in fly-over (And as fast as one can!) country have any ideas about this, which appeared atop our Gmail?
What the hell happens to the "damaged" grain? No damn wonder people are sick all over.

Drought Up-Date

Imagine awakening at 1315 of a Sunday & discovering that there is no water flowing into the bunker!

There was enough water in the kettle for (only) one cuppa kaw-fee.

What if we'd wanted to take a shower? (Not bloody likely, as we took one just Friday, but it could happen.) What if we needed another cuppa? (Which we do.)

Nobody knows the trouble yada ...

P.S.: ++bloody hell, we really were planning to do laundry today.

Neo-Feudalism Up-Date

Per the bleeding heart guy at The NYT, Somalia is no longer the low-tax libertarian paradise; it's now our allies or whatever they are in Pakistan that the Republican Party, libertarian douche-sacks & Tea Bagging losers would most like to emulate.
I’ve always made fun of these countries, but now I see echoes of that pattern of privatization of public services in America. Police budgets are being cut, but the wealthy take refuge in gated communities with private security guards. Their children are spared the impact of budget cuts at public schools and state universities because they attend private institutions.

Mass transit is underfinanced; after all, Mercedes-Benzes and private jets are much more practical, no? And maybe the most striking push for reversal of historical trends is the Republican plan to dismantle Medicare as a universal health care program for the elderly.

There’s even an echo of the electrical generator problem. More and more affluent homes in the suburbs are buying electrical generators to use when the power fails.
We wish the bleeding heart had provided a link for richies in the suburbs leaving the grid.

And we hope that the shit hits the fan soon enough that we'll still be in adequate shape to give at least a few of the parasites their just desserts.