Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Power Restored

Just experienced the first neighborhood black-out (An hr. or so, since you asked.) of 2012. Here is an up-to-the-hr. shot of Parking Enforcement subbing for a traffic signal.
Then the lights came back on & we didn't have to shoot anyone.

Keep It Civil, Jay!

NRO culture cretin Jay Nordlinger is so vulgar as to use "stinking." Strong words, Mr. Nordlinger.
The last two presidential election cycles have revealed a stinking hypocrisy in conservatives: They profess their love of capitalism and entrepreneurship, but when offered a real capitalist and entrepreneur, they go, “Eek, a mouse!”* And they tear him down in proud social-democrat fashion. In the off season, they sound like Friedrich Hayek. When the game is on, they sound like Huey Long, Bella Abzug, or Bob Shrum.

Last time around, Mike Huckabee said Romney “looks like the guy who laid you off.” Conservatives reacted like this was the greatest mot since Voltaire or something. To me, Romney looked like someone who could create a business and hire the sadly unentrepreneurial like me.

Others said, “He looks like a car salesman,” or, worse, “a used-car salesman.” Ho ho ho! Commerce, gross, icky, yuck. Better Romney looked like an anthropology professor.

As I say in Impromptus today, I was watching a clip of Romney tangling with an “Occupy” protester last week. Romney was defending corporate profits. I was astounded. I don’t think I had ever seen a candidate do this. When the subject comes up, you’re supposed to denounce corporate profits or say, “Hey, nice weather we’re having, huh?”
And on & on.

Jay apparently doesn't get faux-populism. Figures.

MOMENTS LATER: We're late on this one. Judging from TBogg, stirring defense of capitalism was the pro-Romney thing of the day yesterday.

*Why we bothered:

Under Renovation Soon

Shorter Skeeter

Moon Over Last Month

Art Shot II

Art Shot

Not The Arsonist

Probably not a pyro, & taken before the recent yr.-end fire fest, although in the general area. Survey (& mostly wall damage) would probably show shoddy wiring on this garage add-on. (Or some young person charging all her iThings at once while playing some cretinous video game on a super-consuming devil-box.)
Note also that the LAFD got there in plenty of time & knocked it right down. Dirty fucking gummint worker parasites. Get a real job!

Coincidentally, mere minutes later:

Which Is Most Awful:

The things Americans do, or the morbid interest of the Americans who don't do anything?

Monday, January 9, 2012

M. B. '65!

Yes, us on the drums. (In those days we were eating high on the hog, & had our initials right there on the kick drum like Buddy fucking Rich or somebody.)It's too damn bad we were so effing drunk for that gig we can't remember thing one.

Jimi Hendrix' Half-Assed Conk Job

As below: 46+ yrs.

Mayan Rock

This broadcast may be reaching cold intelligences some 46 lt. yrs. from here just about now.

Kids Today: Lame (UPDATED)

Yesterday apparently was "Do Something [No idea what. — Ed.] in Public in Your Underwear Day.
Now our generation, we did something!

UPDATE (0105PST 10 January 2012): Not even for charity:
Roughly 300 underwear-clad Angelenos crowded trains Sunday for the fourth annual “No Pants Metro Ride 2012.” The idea was concocted by New York City prankster collective Improv Everywhere 11 years ago and caught on globally.

Thousands from cities around the world including Istanbul, Mexico City and London, took part in the daring but lighthearted underwear flash mob that briefly took over public transportation. An estimated 4,000 New Yorkers stripped down to their skivvies, despite “mild” East Coast winter temperatures of 44°F.

In L.A., swarms of bare-legged riders boarded Metro lines from North Hollywood, Pasadena, East Los Angeles and Koreatown and converged at Union Station just before 2 p.m., then departed for Hollywood and Highland. The riders were loosely instructed to act like they had mistakenly overlooked putting half their clothes on.

E-Whoring

Did someone type "The Whore of Babylon?
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Dear Patriot:
"Rick Santorum cannot win. Mitt Romney can't lose."

That's what the moderate GOP Establishment wants you to think anyway. I'm here to tell them something different. Will you join me and send a message today?

The media elites and the Establishment said we couldn't succeed in Iowa – right up until we did. Now that Iowa is over, they're quick to explain why winning in Iowa doesn't matter. They want you to think Mitt Romney cannot possibly be defeated.

Well, guess what? The GOP establishment does not get to decide who our nominee is. The liberal media does not get to decide who our nominee is. YOU DO.

Barack Obama is more vulnerable than any President since Jimmy Carter. The only way Republicans lose is if we screw this up and nominate another moderate who has taken multiple positions on every major issue of our time. I firmly believe we are going to elect a Republican President in 2012. So let's elect a CONSERVATIVE Republican, shall we?

Make no mistake, I can win this primary, and then take the fight to Barack Obama. But I cannot do it without you. New Hampshire's primary is tomorrow. A week after that is South Carolina. I have to raise $1 million in the next 2 days to be competitive.

Will you help me do it? This is your chance to send a message to the moderate Establishment and the liberal media elites and the DC consultants that we will nominate a conservative who shares our values.

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Just do it; click this link, and take your country back. It can be done, but we've got to start right now.

Sincerely,

The Gospel Truth

Ha ha. Wait, seriously?
[T]he true power of the Christian gospel is its unambiguous call for liberation from forces of oppression and for a fierce and uncompromising condemnation of all who oppress.
No, really, that train left the station quite some time ago. Specifically, around the time the Whore of Babylon (below) took over the primary oppresser gig from the Romans & their Empire.

Fuck, Kill, Eat

How sex, bombs and burgers shaped our world

From Skype to robotics, our basest instincts have given us our greatest innovations. An expert explains why

Control these urges & you could control, well ...

Kim Jong Un's Dukakis Moment

The audio's certainly raw. And it appears to our untrained eye as if North Korean State Television shoots film, here in the 21st century.

Romney To Earth

77: Elvis Probably Would've Been Dead
By Now Anyway

For once, more or less just remembering the good stuff.Let us know if you can hear any difference in the "mixes" above & below. If you're like us, you didn't listen.W/o Hywd. sound efx.All credit to Sam Phillips for realizing he had a gold mine w/ this Negro-sounding honkie.

UPDATE: Yesterday? Now ask us if we care.

The Day Slavery Begins

Hey! Isn't today International Torture Your Weasel-Dick Boss to Death Day? If it isn't, this is as good a day as any to start the tradition.

Remember, it's self-defense. No jury of your actual peers would convict you. And no coppers will take you alive anyway, will they?

Cute Animals Too!

We got it all.Surprised the little fucker didn't take a bite at the lens.

Cars & Girls

In the car sex vein, which does one get to ride in luxury, should one win?

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Next: Hebraic Shariah

Heard this disturbingly familiar bullshit elsewhere?
In an interview with Beit Mashiach, the journal of the messianic faction of the Chabad Movement with ties to settlers, Katzover says that "the main role of Israeli democracy now is to disappear. Israeli democracy has finished its role, and it must disassemble and give way to Judaism. All leads toward recognition that there is no other way but to place Judaism at the center, above all else, and this is the answer to every situation."

Earlier in the interview Katzover commented on the campaign against the exclusion of women, saying that his group had information of the pending campaign.

"Our activists are linked to all the networks of the left, and we knew they were planning an incitement campaign. This is just another wave of incitement, targeting the hilltop youth and the Haredi community. The leftist activists prepare well-timed campaigns against anything which smells of holiness, and their aim is twofold: political, to undermine the government and score points among the public, and to strike at all the fundamentals of Jewish faith.
Moses, Jesus & Muhammad/Mohammed: Three sides of a theo-fascist coin.

Found at War in Context.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

13th Night, & Just Barely

Two wks. already?

They Type So We Needn't

One or another of those American Something mags:
One of the striking things about the Republican field is the degree to which they now disparage Wall Street (while still calling for Dodd-Frank’s repeal) and sing the praises of manufacturing. Santorum would eliminate the tax on US manufacturers, Romney impose tariffs on Chinese goods if they don’t revalue their currency, Huntsman bolster manufacturing through means as yet unspecified. They all understand—as does Obama—that Americans truly dislike the rise of finance over manufacturing as our dominant economic sector, though none of them— including Obama—have a clear idea what to do to reverse it. It defies all credulity that Romney, the man who built Bain Capital, really wants to diminish finance, but it will be fascinating to see him campaign across Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, for instance, as manufacturing’s champion against Obama.
That bold part would be the elephant on the plant floor: Nothing can be done. "We are so screwed;" not so funny when it's true, is it?

Here's A Segue:

Typing of knowing/not-knowing when to stop, we are very much enjoying soundly-defeated onetime Pennsylvania Senator/lobbyist Rick Santorum's ongoing campaign to we don't know what the fuck. Really, to what is he up?

Been There, Done That

The doc’s writer-producer-director Peter Jones confirmed that he had been pursuing Carson in letters from the time he famously retired from Tonight in 1992 to participate in a doc on his life, but he never received so much as a response. “Then one day in 2002 I got a call and heard, ‘Johnny Carson’s on Line 2,’ and I thought it was a joke. But it was really Johnny. He said to me, ‘Peter, you write a very good letter. I know you want me to participate in this, but I won’t be doing anything about my life because you know what? I don’t give a shit. … I’ve done everything I want to do and said everything I want to say. There is nothing more.’ And that was that.”
Knew when to get out, too. By way of.

Wait'll Next Winter

Friday, January 6, 2012

Slander & Shing-A-Ling

Slander might have been a problem.

Just A Guess, Mind You ...

... but would any one be surprised if the Hitler-Pope has a phalanx of pedophile priests (Redundant?) praying for a Gingrich/Santorum 2012 Catholic GOP ticket & victory?

(It's certainly obvious to us that the Catholic G-d wanted the New World to be Catholic, or "He" wouldn't have sent the Portuguese & Spanish here before the apostate British. And now the plan may be fulfilled.)

Counter-measure:

We All Win When We All Play

Can't fool that TBogg for long, can you?

Although, as we always (& magnanimously) point out when we beat somebody to something, the Blog-o-verse is not a competition, but an exhibition. There are neither winners nor losers.

(Also, the legal eagles said we didn't really have much of a case.)

Empty Parking Lot Of The Soul

Kitty Car

You cretins probably don't remember the shots we ran of this '57 Chevy Bel Air wagon a while ago, & we're too lazy to look for it, but here it is again w/ a cat on it, & another hanging out beneath it.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Obviously

Nor did we ask for some robot's opinion.

So Long, Shelley

"I have decided to stand aside,” Mrs. Bachmann said at a news conference in West Des Moines.

Of the six candidates who seriously competed in the Iowa caucus, Mrs. Bachmann came in last, winning only 5 percent of the vote.
She will be missed.
So let's rub it in a bit more.
Thank You America!
I will be forever grateful to Iowa and its people for launching us on this path with our victory in the Iowa Straw Poll. While I will not be continuing in this race, my faith in the Lord God Almighty, this country, in our republic, has been strengthened. As I have traveled around Iowa, and the country, I have seen the very best in America, our people. And I will always believe in the greatness of them and the greatness of our God.

And, of course, I am deeply grateful to our entire campaign team, here in Iowa, in South Carolina and everywhere. I have no regrets. We never compromised our principles and we can leave this race knowing that we ran it with integrity and that we made an important contribution.

Thank you, God Bless you.
And we remember when the Minnesota Madwoman first crossed the American radar:Our editorial staff has just the slightest suspicion we've not heard the last of Mme. B. Fingers crossed.

Reggae Weds. In Hell

Overkill.Still wondering: Is it really Weds.?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Darwin Award In Naval Aviation

The F-11 Tiger is noted for being the first jet aircraft to shoot itself down. On 21 September 1956, during a test firing of its 20 mm (.79 in) cannons, pilot Tom Attridge fired two bursts mid-way through a shallow dive. As the velocity and trajectory of the cannon rounds decayed, they ultimately crossed paths with the Tiger as it continued its descent, disabling it and forcing Attridge to crash land the aircraft; he survived.[3][4]

Ooops

Stupid jerks in Iowa having their little caucuses so early this yr. & we still haven't had the cable reattached. We won't be able to hear shit-loads of shitheads pontificate & punditize about what a tiny & hickish slice of these United Snakes has to say about choosing the next president.

Nonetheless, having rec'd. our gubmintinsurance payment today, we're really going to get on that. And, while still confused as to the day & date, realized, ward of the state or not, we've rent to pay. No carefree afternoon of watching Bachelor Father & Leave It to Beaver. BRB.

Love Me

Sometimes you just want to scream it at the top of your lungs.
Others can be cruel.
Ultimately, one is alone in the urban environment.

Republican Rabbit's Foot

The Constitution as talisman:

Monday, January 2, 2012

Hope We Die 'Fore ...

The visibly aging slide further into irrelevance & oblivion, via.

Pushing them down that slide? Their fucking parents.
Even before the headlines about pot-smoking grannies, things were changing. The community’s fitness centers, for example, had extended their hours to accommodate a suddenly higher proportion of residents who decided to keep working rather than retire. Exercise classes had begun offering yoga, meditation, and Zumba, and Marcia Wilson, the manager of social services, says she started to notice sixtysomething neighbors who’d moved to be near ninetysomething parents now were making up about a third of her caregiver support groups.
[We emphasize.]

Do not know/care what the hell Zumba is, by the way.

Now Is It 2012?

Totally confused, as it is what? & yet the Rose Parade (Specifically, re-run #3 thereof.) is on the telly but New Years' Eve was night before last ...

Realizing that having been unemployedretired for some time, time (esp. trivialities such as days & dates) has much less meaning than to the wage-enslaved.

Also confused because of the blimps that were about yesterday. ('Though not the B-2 "Spirit" stealth bomber, which showed today to reënforce that this is a militaristic society.)

East-side blimps:
Central city blimp (Poor folks only get one, & it advertises alcohol.):