Sunday, March 4, 2012

One More For Sunday

Less Freedom, More Filling

We'll just bold the really absurd/incomprehensible/meaningless parts & go back to the telly.
LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Rick Santorum sees an America in need of more than economic recovery, warning Saturday that the nation’s inattention to conservative social values is “damning people.”

“Folks if we know what works, why don’t we talk about what works? Why don’t we encourage it in our schools? Why don’t we encourage it in our culture?” the Republican presidential candidate asked hundreds of people gathered at the Allen County Lincoln Day dinner. “Why are we damning people? Why are we condemning them to a life just because we won’t talk about — we’ll talk about childhood obesity until the cows come home. But we won’t talk about one of the great underlying causes of childhood obesity, which is the instability of the community, the neighborhood and the family.”

Campaigning across Ohio this weekend, the former Pennsylvania senator has been calling for fewer children born out of wedlock and fewer single-parent families. He argues that communities where mothers raise children by themselves have less freedom than those where two-parent families are the norm.

The comments underscore Santorum’s commitment to social issues, which helped define his 16-year congressional career and distinguish his candidacy from that of rival Mitt Romney. Despite a pro-choice past, Romney is now just as socially conservative as his opponent on paper, but the former Massachusetts governor has almost singularly focused on the economy while campaigning.

By contrast, Santorum’s views on morality sometimes overshadow his prescriptions for the nation’s economy. And some Republicans — even among the hundreds waving signs at Santorum’s rally in Blue Ash Saturday morning — fear he’s gone too far.

“He needs to start talking more about the economy and get off the social issues, because I don’t think that’s what’s going to make him president. The economy is going to make him president,” said Joan Conradi, a 50-year-old nurse from nearby Mount Healthy, who was holding a “Santorum for President” sign.

Cincinnati-based conservative radio host Bill Cunningham, who like Santorum is Catholic, raised the same concern directly with the candidate during a broadcast Friday.

“When my wife goes to bed at night, and she has rosaries in her hands, I pray as a practicing Roman Catholic you win the presidency,” Cunningham said, suggesting that Santorum’s focus on social issues would limit him to being a “niche candidate” at best. “I want you to win, but I think the tactics you’ve employed are not going to result in victory.”

Santorum fired back that Cunningham was falling victim to the “media hype.”

“They try to say because you have deeply held religious beliefs that somehow or another you’re going to impose that on everybody else. That’s a bunch of crap,” Santorum said. “It didn’t happen during my political career, and this is the media again, trying to tarnish anybody who has real strong convictions. Don’t you buy in to their fraud.”

It wasn’t all family values in Blue Ash, where Santorum discussed his plans to improve the nation’s manufacturing sector, highlighting his “Made in America” plan that would reduce corporate income taxes on manufacturing from 35 percent to zero. But he returned repeatedly to social issues during the 43-minute speech, as he did the night before in a speech outside Cleveland.

“We can cut government; we can grow the economy. But unless the basic building blocks of our society are strong, then we will not be able to sustain it,” Santorum said.

He campaigned Saturday alongside Tony Perkins, president of the Washington-based Family Research Council, who offered Santorum an indirect endorsement.

“I have seen Rick, who I’ve worked with in Washington for a number of years, never back away from defending the American family,” Perkins said at the Blue Ash rally. “We’ve got to elect a candidate who understands the connection between our economy and our family.”

Santorum did not say specifically how the federal government could address family values. He recently released a tax plan he plans to implement in his first 100 days that would triple the personal deduction for children and eliminate the marriage tax penalty throughout the tax code.

On Saturday, however, he simply called for a national conversation of the nation’s top minds to determine how to “reconnect fathers with children” and bring “mothers and fathers together.” And he promised not to shy away from talk about God while campaigning.

Another audience member, 48-year-old Kurt Daum, said that he agrees with Santorum’s positions. But he isn’t sure they’ll resonate with the broader electorate in a general election matchup against President Barack Obama.

“I’m worried a candidate like this may polarize too much,” said Daum, who was wearing a Santorum sticker on his shirt but said he hadn’t determined whom to vote for Tuesday. “I agree with what he has to say there, but when we get to the general population, how much are they going to agree. And can he beat Obama? That’s what it comes down to.”
DOUBTLESS COPYRIGHTED 2012 BY THE AP. WHATEVER.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Mystery Babylon Friday Night

Sick Rick

Dividing Line

Where were you in '72?

The Sky Above

Just like 'Nam.

Unions On The March

Actually, a guild & a federation.
The marchers were opposed to the merger of said guild & federation.
We saw "pension" on one of the signs; we'll assume that's a concern.
These were shot at 1453. When we left (around 1505) there were no more than seven people left. Free speech ends at 1500 now?

Untitled (Highland Park)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mainstreaming Porn

Some resist:

Contact Clorox on New Liquid-Plumr Ad

Liquid-Plumr presents two sexy plumbers in their new commercial. The Clorox Company introduces the Liquid-Plumr Double Impact Snake and Gel System in this ad which is full of sexual innuendos as well. They are attempting to use sex to sell a product to unclog drains.

The commercial starts off with a woman in a supermarket daydreaming about what this new Liquid-Plumr product has to offer. She says, "Double impact," twice as she reads the bottle. In her dream she is at home and answers the door to find a sexy plumber. The plumber is nice looking with huge biceps and a tight shirt. He says, "I'm here to snake your drain." She says come on in and he walks upstairs. The doorbell rings again and it is a second sexy plumber. He says, "I'm here to flush your pipe." She answers with an okay and while he walks on upstairs she lets out a squeal and moan while letting down her hair. Then she wakes up to reality to find the two men in the supermarket. She flirts by giving sexy eyes to the one man in the deli slicing meat and the other in produce holding two melons. These two men are the same as in her dream. It may be coincidence, but the man in produce is standing beside cucumbers with a price sign behind him reading 69 cents.

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Hi There!

Alibi 'Round Midnight

Honestly, ossifer, we were right here dicking around on the Internet & watching telebision 'round midnight last night. No, no one saw us. Why do you ask?

Is Breitbart Still Dead?

Yes? Good.

Andrew Breitbart Collapses & Dies?

Thought April Fool's Day had come a month early when we saw "Breitbart Dead."

"Natural causes," sez Big Journalism, apparently having already received the coroner's report.

At least they haven't started conspiracy theorizing yet. Just (we assume, 'cause we just got up) the usual "How awful & uncivil the left is to use Andy's own words & actions to remind us what an asshole Andrew was."

He will be missed by the left. Best friend they ever had.

R-Money: Does He Or Doesn't He?

We don't trust any man who owns more houses than guns, & we certainly don't trust whatever it is that lies about a sacred subject like guns.

Also, Mittens tossing some salad, word-style. (Which is better than the fudge glove.)
“But we have a right in this country to bear arms and I know that there are people who think that somehow that should change and they keep looking for laws for a way to stop awful things from happening,” said Romney. “And there are awful things that happen,” he said. “But there already are laws that are designed to protect people and unfortunately people violate the laws. So trying to find more laws to change bad behavior isn’t the answer, the answer is to find that bad behavior the people who are inclined to bad behavior, my own view is lets protect the second amendment let’s protect the right of Americans to bear arms whether for hunting, for sportsman for personal protection for whatever legal purpose someone might have.”
So. Laws are no good because they get/are made to be broken. We should instead "find that bad behavior the people who are inclined to bad behavior."Good luck w/ that pre-cog thing, sci-fi boy.

Direct Action: Democracy Now!!

This doesn't get nearly enough coverage.isn't remembered as much as it should be.
1954Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire from the gallery of the U.S. House of Representatives, wounding five congressmen.
It's almost inspirational. Gotcher "deadlock" right here, Representative!

Too Soon?

He probably would have been dead by now anyway.
On March 1, 1932, the 20-month-old son of aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne, was kidnapped from the family home near Hopewell, N.J. (The child's body was found two months later.)
A March 1932 newspaper clipping shows
Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., son of aviator Charles Lindbergh.

Bizarre

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Don Cornelius Outro

Were there indeed a gawd (or even mere justice) we'd've found this while Don was still warm.

Suffer The Children

And the shopkeepers.
For they are the cursed of Gawd.

Rock On Roll

Everything one might want to know about The Rock of Wilshire would appear to be in this article & its sidebar.
Fred Edwards, a retired civil engineer from Jurupa, was among the scores of locals who pulled to the side of the road to take a peek. Edwards helped build some of the skyscrapers in downtown Los Angeles, but still marveled at the engineering brain power required to move a simple rock.

"It'll be amazing if they make it all the way down to Wilshire without tearing up the town," said Edwards, 76.
We fully intend to be up at an unholy hr. to see the thing as it wanders through our vicinity. (Ah, intentions.)

View From A Window

Our river:
Screw the rest of you, we have "nature" under control around here.

Ask Not ...

David "Davy" Jones, dead at 66.
Image source.

Leap Day

Feel free to take a flying leap.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dependency

So. It would appear the Internet can get along w/o us for periods of over 24 hrs. And apparently we can get along w/o it as well, 'though we were starting to get a bit nervous, and found ourself watching even odder-than-usual stuff on telebision.

This has nothing to do w/ any of that.
Neither does this.

Tap Tap

... OK.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Why Us? Really: Why?

And sometims one isn't so damn lucky. Downloaded a prefectly reasonable appearing update for that damn Adobe Flash last night, effing devil-box wouldn't reboot after restart.

Our IT staff thinks it could have been a virus (& were no doubt laughing at us.) Should be functioning again tomorrow, minus US$45.00.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sometimes One Is  Fortunate

Example: When the sentence that forces one not to read any farther in the item is the first one:
Michael Ledeen has been right about Iran at every turn ever since the 1970s
To repeat: at every turn ever.
The perennially incorrect Michael Ledeen has once again reported that Supreme Leader Khamenei is in a coma and on the verge of death. His most recent blog post is a rehash of his 2006 and 2007 reports. In a post that reads like a poorly-conceived screenplay, Ledeen claims that he has a very good source in Iran that has given him this information.
Every. Turn. Ever.

Bonus bugfeature: Remember Santorum's grandfather, who fled Italy for freedom? Meet him again, as Ledeen uses him to frame his piece.
Mr. Santorum's hatred of tyranny traces back to his grandfather Pietro, who took the family from Lake Garda in northern Italy to Pennsylvania's coal country to escape Mussolini's dictatorship in the 1920s. Pietro Santorum worked in the mines until he was 72 and, as Mr. Santorum often says, taught him "to treasure the gift of freedom [and] to have faith in God's grace."
The freedom to owe one's soul to the company store. Smart guy, "Grandpa Pietro."
"He left to the coal fields of Southern Pennsylvania. He worked in the mine at a company town, got paid with coupons, he used to call them."

Let us dwell on that. Grandpa Santorum lived in a company town where he was paid in "scrip" in lieu of cash. That means what his grandson calls "freedom" was, well and truly, something more like slavery.
LINK UPDATE (1815PST): Try this & then scroll a bit less than a third of the way (to "Poopy Pajamas") for "Michael Ledeen" in the first quote.

Oscar™® Fever

Allegedly the first modern Oscars™®, held at the Chinese.When it was still a dinner party.Hattie McDaniel hopes to be a "credit to her race" at (3:15). "Greatest Yr. Ever in Movies." Ack.

Slothful Sunday Web Logging
(Local Action Stylee)

Too slothed out to locate any of them, but many of the bldgs. seen in the video have appeared in this space w/in the last yr. or so.
Although not this one: 1940s version seen at (2:50).
We'll note for the edification & amusement of non-locals that both the Rosslyn & Clark hotels were SRO dumps by the '70s. HEY!! San Diego? What the fuck? How'd they weasel in here?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Threat Assessment

But Gaffney, who has said “it is now public knowledge that nearly every major Muslim organization in the United States is actually controlled by the MB or a derivative organization,” doesn’t hold much credibility with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).


Don't be so damn sure about that Mercedes-BenzMichele BachmannThe Marx BrosMouth Breathers ... uh, Milton Bradley!

Stop Kidding Yourself

Hope in One Hand, Crap in the Other, Then See Which Piles Up First Dep't.:
I hope it can jumpstart a conserative intellectual renaissance.
Jumpstart? Like slapping the electrodes on Frankensiein's monster.

An Embarrassment

Not necessarily of riches, either. This wknd. the nation's telebision screens will offer us all the NFL Combine, NBA All-Star Wknd., & the 84th Academy Awards®™©.

Indeed, the All-Star game & the Oscars® are facing off Sunday night. An opportunity to get going on spring cleaning in the bunker.

"Sublime" Conditioning

But the Pop Culture Pastor is right:

We Love Livin' In The City

Saw the above briefly while surfing Thurs. night, did not watch long enough to see there was cold-blooded something or to realize it occurred at the Shell station next door to the local Denny's & across the street from the closest Red Line station, where we might well be any given evening. (Likelier not, but it's happened.)

P.S.: Not "Ventura & Wilshire," as the himbo misspoke. That's a Dragnet intersection.

Friday, February 24, 2012

No Comment

Ha, look what else we caught.

EXT. NIGHT: Western Ave.

Date Night: Old People On Friday

Had already et dinner, watched a 153 min. (seven mins. of credits, plus almost all the horseshit advertising for horseshit at the beginning) flick on the visi-plate, walked our friend & sexual associate to her car, bid her a fond farewell & dragged it back to the bunker by 2200 PST.

A matter of months until the early bird dinner is a grim reality.

It's Now Or Never!

(Grabbed from the YouTube.)

Yankee $ Looting Time

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Meanwhile, In Democracy World

Peter Beinart points out:
The best question at last night’s CNN debate in Arizona was [...] asked by Ron Paul to his fellow candidates: If you’re so open to attacking Iran, why not declare war?
A right jolly old elf.
Jae C. Hong/AP Photo
The grim reality:
Right now the polling shows: 1. That most Americans support a strike on Iran (presumably to prevent it from getting a nuclear weapon) and 2. That most Americans think Iran already has a nuclear weapon. Which is to say, most Americans don’t know what they’re talking about.
Which turns to vain hope in the same paragraph:
 A congressional debate might help people pay closer attention and, perhaps, think a little harder about the potential consequences of a third American war in the Muslim world.
He seems to be expecting Americans to pay attention to something called a "congressional debate." Unless it's like American Idol, nagonna happen.

Joe & Errol Round-Up: Chapter 3

A goose, but not Canadian.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Completely Uncalled For

We've already "reported" on the American Heritage Girls like white on something equally (or even more) white.

Bob Morris (Real name? C'mon.) quoted below, is an Indiana state reprersentaive. Waste of bandwidth to mention his party.
His comments were made in a letter he circulated among fellow lawmakers that was obtained by the Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne, Ind. The letter explains why Morris refused to add his name to a resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the scouting organization. The resolution was passed unanimously by those who chose to vote. Morris suggested that in the days ahead lawmakers will remove their names from the resolution in the wake of his revelations.

[...]

"My family and I took a view and we're sticking by it," Morris told the Associated Press this week, adding that his daughters are now members of a group for conservative Christian girls. "My girls are no longer Girl Scouts. They're now going to join American Heritage Girls."

Morris said he made his discoveries after talking to some knowledgeable constituents and conducting "a small amount of Web-based research." He said the discussion and research led to his conclusions that the Girl Scouts encourage sexual activity, are a front for Planned Parenthood, and that scouts are encouraged to look up to role models who endorse feminist, lesbian and Communist agendas.

He also noted a Colorado troop's decision to allow a transgendered boy to join, adding that the fact that First Lady Michelle Obama is honorary president of the Girl Scouts of America "should give each of us reason to pause before our individual and collective endorsement of the organization."
Well for Christ's sake (literally, it would seem) pal, if having the First Lady Of The United States as the honorary president (We won't even look, we're so sure the Girl Scouts' honorary pres. is & always has been  the FLOTUS.) of the Girl Scouts makes you pause, why don't you just pack up & fucking leave these United Snakes? You do know who the real, elected & non-honorary President of the actual United States is, don't you?
A clue for Representative Bob.
Going that extra milefew keystrokes, we doubt that Bob has ever had or will ever get a clue.
Yikes.

Just Being Dismissive

We see the punk-ass chumps at the Grammy Museum® decided to cut off their little PST exhibit in 1975, just as music for cretins started.

Sharing

Yes, more spam since liberating the common taters from Bugger's latest & worst word verification thingie. (If Google/Bugger are so smart & dedicated to, if not good, at least not obvious evil, why can't they develop their own damn verification system, rather than using one that's already been irking the masses for a seeming eternity at other sites?)

We will admit their current spam-catcher is doing a reasonable job (It, too, will be gone w/in days now, we suppose.) & w/ moderation required for any post over 10 days old we aren't rushing to delete that many ugly items from the otherwise pristine environment.

But this means that once in a while readers may miss an amusing solicitation, esp. if, for whatever reason, they're posted to items from March of last yr.

Enjoy:
Hello! Best prostitute of St. Petersburg!!! [URL=http://2svodnik.ru]http://2svodnik.ru[/URL]
By Anonymous on Question Of The Week on 2/21/12

Princes Of Lies

Maybe you have to be a Limey to tell the truth about lying American liars.

Well, That Clears That Up

Can't tell the hookers w/o a score-card.

Strauss-Kahn Offers New Defense for Sex Scandal

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the French presidential hopeful whose political career was ruined last year after he was accused of attempted rape in New York, is suspected "of complicity in activities related to prostitution in Paris and Washington, where two businessmen are accused of paying for orgies in 2010 and 2011," the New York Times reports. 

His lawyer offered a unique defense: "He could easily not have known, because as you can imagine, at these kinds of parties you're not always dressed, and I challenge you to distinguish a naked prostitute from any other naked woman."

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Drooler Of The Day

Droolin' Bob McDonnell, gubner of Virginny, is the subject of a hatchet job.And, Valley (of the Sun) Girl Meghan "Toxic" McCain.

OK, Now  You Have A Reason
To Be Depressed

laist:
Two people attempted to commit suicide Monday by leaping from freeway overpasses, and both victims survived their jumps.
Quite a fucking country where potential avenues to suicide must be kept from the people.
In addition to investigating motives, the LAPD will likely examine the overpasses above the 101 near Hollywood and Sunset boulevards, as they were built in the 1950s and never equipped with pedestrian-proof fences.
Ah, the Fabled Fifties, when not everybody was ready to heave themselves over a railing to plunge 20+ ft. into traffic. What the hell happened?

Down By The River

Every so often a lyric or riff slides through the mind, & one wants to hear the whole thing.We were fully prepared to bitch about this number being unavailable for easy embedding from the Internet, but it was right there, & in full 1080pHD glory.

Despite that, no, there's still no hope.

Plus Which

Also not giving a shit about 1800 unread Twits.

Planetary Stewardship

"Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." — Charles Dudley Warner
Why does this guy keep mentioning "future generations?" Doesn't mean shit to us, because a) Fuck them, who cares, we won't be here when they're suffering; b) If these "future generations" will exist, what's the big fucking deal? You want us to get worried about this planet of pain's climate getting even worse, claim there won't be any future generations. No, wait ... if we don't care about them if they end up existing (& suffering) after all, it won't make a dime's worth of difference to us if future generations never show up.

So fuck it all. (Yes, that is the conclusion to which we had already come, & all of the above merely to get there.)

Currently NOT Giving A Shit About:

Today being "Mardi Gras."

The fucking Oscars©™® occurring next Sunday.

There being other (alleged) members of our species on this planet.

Mad Sky Action!

Load of covers from Air Fighters Comics at GACBS.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Fifty Years Of Pigs In Space

John Glenn is launched into orbit aboard Mercury spacecraft
Friendship 7 by an Atlas LV-3B launch vehicle
from Launch Complex 14 at Cape Canaveral, Florida,
20 February 1962. (AP Photo)
NASA. Large AP pix.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Right Tool For The Job

Just sayin'.

Hatin' On America & Disneyland

Every person involved in this is a fucking asshole.And shut up, you awful, nasal witch. Screw the damn "kids." Maybe they should get an idea of how full of shitheads the real world is.

Monochrome (For Added Tedium)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Dep't. Of No Shit

And there I sit, unable to set pen to paper for editorial cartooning because the political discourse has become so insular and platitudinous that satire can appear only derivative of the reality it’s attempting to exaggerate.
typeth Mr. Fish.

Cityscape

Monsterface & Globalism

We discovered this person & her ilk while looking for an entirely different Melodie Johnson:
Melodie Johnson, Peninsula fashionista, said she's giving up massage treatments but draws the line where her looks are concerned: "I'm not giving up my hair or nails," she said on a recent weekday at a luncheon feting friend Damion Matthews, founder of SFLuxe.com, a Web site devoted to luxury living in the Bay Area.
Really? You "draw the line" once you've reached "Creature from the Black Lagoon w/ a crummy blond wig?"

And, how job creation & trickle-down work:
Doron Wesly, 33, global head of media for Cheil Communications in Brooklyn, N.Y.: "What I really wouldn't do without is the haircut, even though a haircut is expensive in New York City for men. One thing I'm skimping on is the tips. I used to give $10, now I give $5. I used to buy Kiehl products. As I'm dwindling through my supply, I'm considering whether it's worth it to pay $20 for liquid soap instead of just buying a bar."
He's "skimping" on tips. What a noble fucking sacrifice.Makes us regret owning a Samsung mobile. And having Danish ancestors 1,000 yrs. ago. And being allegedly of the same species as this globalist corporate scum.

P.S.: Is anyone keeping a list of those whom we must be certain to punish when the chickens finally come home to roost? Note that almost all those interviewed function as fluffers & dressers to the truly wealthy. We think it only fair for the toadies & lackeys to suffer like their masters.

Late Lunch Bunch

Best tune on the album:And the almost five-minute (!) freak-out:New York is a Summer Festival!

Ho-Lee Shit!

Rick Santorum, speaking to his fellow cretins in 2008: Paranoid?
This is not a political war at all. This is not a cultural war. This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father of Lies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country - the United States of America. If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age. There is no one else to go after other than the United States and that has been the case now for almost two hundred years, once America's preeminence was sown by our great Founding Fathers.

He didn't have much success in the early days. Our foundation was very strong, in fact, is very strong. But over time, that great, acidic quality of time corrodes even the strongest foundations. And Satan has done so by attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition.

He was successful. He attacks all of us and he attacks all of our institutions. The place where he was, in my mind, the most successful and first successful was in academia. He understood pride of smart people. He attacked them at their weakest, that they were, in fact, smarter than everybody else and could come up with something new and different. Pursue new truths, deny the existence of truth, play with it because they're smart. And so academia, a long time ago, fell.

And you say "what could be the impact of academia falling?" Well, I would have the argument that the other structures that I'm going to talk about here had root of their destruction because of academia. Because what academia does is educate the elites in our society, educates the leaders in our society, particularly at the college level. And they were the first to fall.

And so what we saw this domino effect, once the colleges fell and those who were being education in our institutions, the next was the church. Now you’d say, ‘wait, the Catholic Church’? No. We all know that this country was founded on a Judeo-Christian ethic but the Judeo-Christian ethic was a Protestant Judeo-Christian ethic, sure the Catholics had some influence, but this was a Protestant country and the Protestant ethic, mainstream, mainline Protestantism, and of course we look at the shape of mainline Protestantism in this country and it is in shambles, it is gone from the world of Christianity as I see it. So they attacked mainline Protestantism, they attacked the Church, and what better way to go after smart people who also believe they’re pious to use both vanity and pride to also go after the Church.

After that, you start destroying the Church and you start destroying academia, the culture is where their next success was and I need not even go into the state of the popular culture today. Whether its sensuality of vanity of the famous in America, they are peacocks on display and they have taken their poor behavior and made it fashionable. The corruption of culture, the corruption of manners, the corruption of decency is now on display whether it’s the NBA or whether it’s a rock concert or whether it’s on a movie set.

The fourth, and this was harder, now I know you’re going to challenge me on this one, but politics and government was the next to fall. You say, ‘you would think they would be the first to fall, as fallible as we are in politics,’ but people in political life get elected by ordinary folks from lots of places all over the country where the foundations of this country are still strong. So while we may certainly have had examples, the body politic held up fairly well up until the last couple of decades, but it is falling too.
It's a goddamn shame that the APA has conspired w/ their equals in charlatanry in the religion business not to admit that religious delusion is mental illness, unless it's cross-cultural or cross-religion, but that's the way the power structure has it established. (Seriously: The Virgin of Guadalupe appearing to a Jewish person is classified as nuts, a Catholic having the same hallucination is not.)

Music Composed By Laibach

Allegedly the most expensive Finnish flick ever.

Dep't. Of Juxtaposition

Added non-lookist mocking: Is Mickey pretty much sending coded messages to himself now?
Take-away: Let him have another magical put-down moment at the February 22 CNN debate in Arizona. Flatfooted questioning by an earnest moralistic reporter will be needed to provide the requisite foil. This is no time to take chances. Is it too late to get Soledad O’Brien? She could defend contraception and abortion as a “women’s issue.” Maybe even quote Nancy Pelosi. Hanging curve.  Then get the B-matter on Christie and Jeb ready. …
'Cause this reporter has heard not dissimilar exclamations from some of his fellow citizens in some of the less-discriminating areas of our fair city.

New Verb?

To valet?

Standing While Brown: A white lady tried to get me to valet her car

by LALO ALCARAZ on FEBRUARY 16, 2012 in EL NOW

[...]

Afterwards, I finished up [sic] networking and headed outside to leave. As I waited to get my car in front of the host restaurant in Beverly Hills, you’ll never guess what happened: A white lady tried to give me her car valet ticket. Twice.

You’ve heard this story a thousand times before; it’s a Latino cliché. Or is it a tradition?

Anglo person assumes brown person is a worker, there to serve them.

An old Chicano chestnut goes something like this:

I’m a Mexican-American, am married to a white woman, and I was mowing our lawn in front of our nice, big home. A white lady pulled up in a car and asked, “How much do you charge to mow a lawn?” My answer: Nothing. The lady of the house lets me sleep with her.
Sheesh, Lalo, just stay outta B.H. We do, & we couldn't be any whiter unless we were red-headed.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Not Caring

Several good bands (The Who, The Beatles) are half-dead today, including these guys:

Not Moving, Either

New York &c., it's a hell of a town.

A Loser Whines

This guy is funny. You know, funny the way "those people" are.
Despite George McGovern, Roe v. Wade, the welfare state, gay marriage and now the Obama attack on religion, liberals have managed to present themselves as the voices of reason in a country gone crazily right wing. And the more liberals move left, the more hysterical their rhetoric about the right grows. At this point, anyone who claims that a balanced budget is good economics or that there are physiological differences between men and women is stamped a Nazi.

And it has worked. Liberals have dragged the country to the left. People may complain about higher taxes and Fox may crush MSNBC in the ratings, but Americans increasingly favor government spending, political correctness, politics as personal therapy with no obligation to the confinements of reason, the president as national Santa Claus, gay marriage and sex without consequence. Liberals keep getting elected to Congress — and the White House. If Rick Santorum is the GOP nominee in the 2012 election, he will lose, and badly. Obama is at 50 percent in the polls. America is becoming not just a liberal country, but a left-wing one.

Conservatives need to accept that. At this point, the healthiest thing for conservatives to do is to simply admit that we are going to lose the culture war, and perhaps the country — and that this is okay. In the great span of history, countries, empires and republics rise and fall. It’s not written that America must survive. Our ultimate allegiance is to God. But like the Spartans in the movie “300,” we can make a brave last stand that may redound positively to future generations after America, financially and culturally broken, has hit bottom.
It's late, we can't add a thing. Let Judge add some rope.
To acknowledge that America has changed would be to admit that the country has moved left, and to admit that is to admit that there is no risk of a return to the 1950s, that most Americans are increasingly okay with gay marriage and the welfare state, that we have a black socialist president and that Mitt Romney is not Bull Connor. And to admit all of this is to risk losing the utopia that is (always) right around the corner. Liberals will take us there if they have to violate the Constitution, reason and basic decency. It’s important to convince the people that any time a conservative wants to balance a budget or insists that men and women are biologically different, the galloping sound of the Klan is right outside the window. We now live in a world where the left calls us sexual dictators not because we oppose contraception or its wide availability, but because we won’t pay for them to use it. That, friends, is a left-wing country.
Bold Parts: OK, we get it. And now for something actually amusing: Humor in a judge-ular vein.Or, Motown-stylee, if you're gonna be that way.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Krauts In Space

A little culture.14 yrs. earlier:

Jet-Setting Architect Arrested On Manslaughter Charge

We are stealing from laist who apparently pay CNS.
Becker, who served as the new home's main contractor, was charged after investigators found alleged evidence of grossly negligent construction, notes CNS. He had been out of the country since the time of the fire, but was arrested Saturday at Los Angeles International Airport when he arrived on a flight from Spain, authorities said.
Also L.A. Now.
Prosecutors allege that Becker, a German national, built an 18-foot "fire trough" through the home despite being warned of the dangers it may cause. It was described as an oversize indoor fire pit.

At the time, authorities said the ceiling collapsed and killed Allen and injured five other firefighters. They believed the fire started in the fireplace, then spread to the walls and ceiling areas.

They said the attic was equipped with plastic pipes for fire sprinklers. The fire melted the pipes, flooding the attic and filling the insulation with water. The weight of the insulation appears to have caused a large section of the ceiling to collapse, injuring Allen and five other firefighters, officials said.
Good fucking job, HitlerBecker.

St. Santorum, Prophet

Fortuneteller of fear, to be more dismissive.
Santorum pointed to Iran as the source behind future terrorist attacks*, ramping up his rhetoric on a country he frequently discusses on the campaign trail.

"That's what Iran will be all about unless we stop them from getting that nuclear weapon," Santorum said.
Because "stopping them" won't be any harder than keeping a three-yr. old out of the cookie jar, we suppose. And "stopping them" won't inspire future terrorist attacks?

As much as we hate to reduce our hate for the filthy lying, the hypocrisy, the deluded world-views & the irrational policies of these theocratic/fascist/glibertarian bastards to a personal &, we guess, insulting level, after reading something like this,
He also blasted the president for opposing the controversial Keystone pipeline project, which would run through North Dakota and carry crude oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

"You have a president who's not interested in science. He's interested in politics. Instead of doing something that is in the best interest of creating energy security for our country and economic growth, he plays petty politics and partisan politics and special interest politics," Santorum said.
& checking the distance between no-longer-Senator (by a wide margin) Santorum's eyes,
Seriously: Much too close together.
it probably would be irresponsible not to speculate on how literal a cretin he is.

Plus which.

Since you didn't ask: Other choice R-Money's pretty much a corporate drone/stiff from the repressed worlds of wealth & Mormonism, who doesn't quite know from or how to act 'round us reg'lar Merkins, while Santorum seems off, & is off-putting.
*Quite a clause there, CNN's Ashley Killough. Was Rick holding his staff to the sky, Moses-style, as the wind from the plains blew his robes about him when he let you all in on this? Or did he just reach under the podium, pull out a pre-wrapped fortuneteller turban w/ a big fake ruby on it & slap it on his melon while a campaign flunky played spooky organ music from a lap-top?

Not Exactly, Dersh

Torture fan & Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz:
“Media Matters and Center for American Progress are two extremely left-bigoted groups that are so virulently anti-Israel and anti-supporters of Israel that they’ve gone over the line from anti-Zionism to anti-Semitism,” Dershowitz said. ”They now use the term ‘Israel firsters,’ the way anti-Catholic bigots used to use the term ‘Vatican firsters’ or ‘Irish firsters,’ as if to suggest Americans who support Israel have dual loyalty. This false charge goes back to the Bible — goes back to the Book of Esther, goes back thousands of years. It was one of Hitler’s justifications for killing the Jews: ‘Dual loyalty, they’re not good Germans, they’re not good Americans,’ whatever it is.”
Schmuck. He must know better, especially as many of the groups tarred w/ that brush are Christian loons hoping for Israel to go up in flames to get Jesus back.

Big, big surprise that this appeared in The Daily Caller. Sounds like a Coördinated Conspiracy to us too.

Their Own Brand Of Facts

We hope someone who is getting paid for it & therefore gives a shit will look into whatever the hell this is:

99¢ Only Store Psych Dep't.

Mustaine’s socially conservative values, however, weren’t doing much for his own life at the time. His rocky two-year stint in Metallica in the early '80s ended in large part over his raging alcoholism and drug use. Some years later, he turned to Christianity after growing discontent with Alcoholics Anonymous. In a 2007 interview with Decibel magazine, Mustaine explained: “It's supposed to be founded in believing in God, but say the word God in an AA meeting and most people's asses grow together*. So I kinda just went to the source … I figured I'd go direct to God, cut out the middleman, and not have to pay my dollar every week.”
Still trying to show mother something, Dave?

BONUS CRAZY/STUPID/BOTH? PARAGRAPH:
He’s even down with Rick Perry’s notion that President Obama is waging a “war on religion,” a notion that has now been adopted and even intensified by the remaining candidates. “It's pretty clear that they're taking prayer out of school. It's been happening for a very long time. The very first schoolbook that was written had God all over it. I collect books and I have some really, really old schoolbooks, and God is mentioned on every single page. They're taking God out of the schools to dumb us down.”

*This reaction is most often observed in alkies raised in the Catholic Church who were drinking to forget.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Not Only Must You Keep Your Nose To The Grindstone, You Must Shut Up
& Be Dignified About It

Catholic doctrine, or dogma, or dogshit. We especially love their definition of "dignity."
"Full employment is the foundation of a just economy. The most urgent priority for domestic economic policy is the creation of new jobs with adequate pay and decent working conditions. We must make it possible as a nation for everyone who is seeking a job to find employment within a reasonable amount of time. Our emphasis on this goal is based on the conviction that human work has a special dignity and is a key to achieving justice in society," - United States Catholic Bishops [pdf] Economic Justice for All, 1986.
Dug up in this sad landfill of shock & surprise at what's right under their noses.

Funyuns On Fire

Arlington Frito-Lay Plant Catches Fire

Grease fire started in kitchen spread to roof

A fire that started in the kitchen of a Frito-Lay plant in Arlington has spread.

The grease fire spread to the roof of the plant on Avenue H East around 9:48 a.m. Wednesday.

Heavy smoke is contributing to the difficult access in the plant for firefighters.

Emergency crews on the scene have evacuated workers and called for a second alarm on the blaze.

Workers on the scene say the plant makes Funyuns and Fritos Bean Dip.
Ha ha. Making people use their Facebook acc'ts. doesn't keep assholes from making asshole comments & other assholes from posting the truth, news organizations.
Some of us aren't scared & just don't care!