Saturday, April 14, 2012

Heat Sink Planet

One of our favorite phrases w/ which to condemn all humanity to the hell it so richly deserves (Old & bitter? Us?) is "You'll all be boiling in a stew of your own waste before you know it."

Now, scientific proof thereof!
Alright, the Earth has only one mechanism for releasing heat to space, and that’s via (infrared) radiation. We understand the phenomenon perfectly well, and can predict the surface temperature of the planet as a function of how much energy the human race produces. The upshot is that at a 2.3% growth rate (conveniently chosen to represent a 10× increase every century), we would reach boiling temperature in about 400 years. [Pained expression from economist.] And this statement is independent of technology. Even if we don’t have a name for the energy source yet, as long as it obeys thermodynamics, we cook ourselves with perpetual energy increase.
Stew in that for a while.

Tedious Pastime

Intentional walk.
At last, managed to get an orb in play.
A run scores.
Rasta Pirate pops one up.

Shut The Fuck Up Or
We'll Give You Something To Whine About

Yes, talking to you, old fool. Clam up until we're a bit closer to her bleeding majesty no longer being styled Defender of the Faith, & the churches being bulldozed & replaced by temples dedicated to Mammon.
Christians are being "persecuted" and "driven underground" while the courts fail to protect their religious values, a former archbishop of Canterbury has claimed.

Lord Carey said Christians were excluded from many sectors of employment because of their beliefs, "vilified by state bodies" and left in fear of arrest for expressing their views.
Stupid enough, but what does this mean?
He added: "It is now Christians who are persecuted; often sought out and framed by homosexual activists.
A guess would be something to do w/ Britain's hate-speech laws. Must take an awful lot of framing to get these pious Englishmen to say something hateful. Another guess would be that the "framing" involves encounters in public loos, or via certain sites on the Internet.

2012 Grand Old Tea Party Platform

"Drop the bomb first!" Crowley snapped. "Finish those reds off before they start it. In fact, I'm not even sure they've got the bomb. They're not smart enough to...."

"There was sputnik, you know," Ross interrupted sourly.

"Yeah, but built by those captured German scientists. We're way ahead of those Russkies in everything. Hit 'em now. Finish 'em off. The eggheads in Washington are scared of their own shadows. Another thing I'd end is getting suckered in by those French and English politicians. What does America need with those countries? They always start up these wars and get us to bail them out. And I say stop all this foreign aid and keep the money in our own country.

"And we can do a lot of cleaning up right here, too. We got to kick all the commies out of the government. Make all the commies and socialists and these egghead liberals, illegal. In fact, I'm in favor of shooting them. When you got an enemy, finish him off. And take the Jews. I'm not anti-Semitic, like, understand. Some of my best friends are Jews. But you got to realize that wherever they go they cause trouble. They stick together and take over the best businesses and all. O.K., you know what I say? I say kick them out of the country. And they all came over here poor and made their money here. So let them leave the way they came. We'll, like, confiscate all their property except like personal things."

Patricia had closed her eyes in pain long before this. She said, softly, "I imagine somewhere along in here we'll get to the Negroes."

"I'm not against them. Just so they stay in their place. But this integration stuff is bunk. You got to face facts. Negroes aren't as smart as white people, neither are Chinks or Mexicans or Puerto Ricans. So, O.K., give them their own schools, up to high school is all they need, and let them have jobs like waiters and janitors and like that. They shouldn't take a white man's job and they shouldn't be allowed to marry white people. It deteriorates the race, like."

Crowley was really becoming wound up now. Wound up and expansive. "There's a lot of things I'd change, see. Take freedom of speech and press and like that. Sure I believe in that, I'm one hundred per cent American. But you can't allow people to talk against the government. Freedom of speech is O.K., but you can't let a guy jump up in the middle of a theater and yell fire."
As predicted some 50 yrs. ago. Author brought to our attention by Riddled's Smut Clyde.

We suppose that for complete accuracy we could substitute "Iranians" & "towel-heads" for "reds" & "Russkies," but if you think we'd be arsed you're wrong again! And w/ today's nitwits going on about the Commies in Congress, why bother?

Friday, April 13, 2012

Coachella Report

No way in hell.

Missed It By ...

... about an hr.
"It was around 11:30 p.m., so I played some mellow improvised chordal stuff," he wrote under the YouTube video. "I'd been busy the whole week, I never had the opportunity to play music, until right now!"
We saw the art-piano (conveniently located between the Starbucks & Subway [The sandwich store, not the Red Line.] in Union Station) about 2230, while returning from the ball game. Wasn't in use at the time.

Uh-Oh

Just noticed the date. Will be under the covers.

How They Believe

This was cheerfully offered by one of the simpletons who comment at Jim Hoft's Dumb As A Gatepost site. We print it here as a public service; a laff or two should be obtained, & gawd knows we all need a laff or two, don't we friends? We know we do.
THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S MANIFESTO – Please Read # 31
1. You have to believe the AIDS virus is spread by lack of Federal funding.
2. You have to believe that the school system that can’t teach a fourth grader how to read is some how the best qualified to teach those same children all about ***. [S-E-X? WTF? — Ed.]
3. You have to believe that guns, in the hands of law abiding Americans, are more of a threat than U.S. nuclear weapons technology in the hands of Chinese communists.
4. You have to believe there was no art before Federal funding.
5. You have to believe that global temperatures are less affected by cyclical, documented changes in the earth’s climate, and more affected by Americans driving SUVs.
6. You have to believe that gender roles are artificial, but being homosexual is natural.
7. You have to be against capital punishment but support abortion on demand.
8. You have to believe that business creates oppression and governments create prosperity.
9. You have to believe that hunters don’t care about nature, but loony activists from Seattle do.
10. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually doing something to earn it.
11. You have to believe that the U.S. Military, not evil and tyrannical regimes, start wars.
12. You have to believe the NRA is bad because it supports certain parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good because it supports certain parts of the Constitution.
13. You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too high.
14. You have to believe that Margaret Sanger and Gloria Steinem are more important to American history than Thomas Jefferson, General Robert E. Lee, or Thomas Edison.
15. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial quotas and set-asides are not.
16. You have to believe Hillary Clinton is all about “progress” and not power. She just wants to help us out of the archaic system of governing that we have been subjected to since our founding.
17. You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn’t worked anywhere it’s been tried, is because the right people haven’t been in charge. (I’ve got news for you. It has never worked because the RIGHT people have been in charge.)
18. You have to believe Republicans telling the truth belong in jail, but a cheat, liar and *** offender [Guess so. — Ed.] belongs in the White House and you would vote him back in there in a New York Minute (if you could).
19. You have to believe that homosexual parades displaying drag, transvestites, and bestiality should be constitutionally protected, and manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal.
20. You have to believe that illegal Democrat Party funding by the Chinese is somehow in the best interest of the United States.
21. You have to believe that the vociferous minorities who protest against prayer and saluting the flag in school have far more rights than the majority who believe in God and country, and want these values instilled in our young children.
22. You have to believe in MOB RULE and not RULING THE MOB (The Republican way).
23. You must not listen to Rush Limbaugh.
24 Trade Unions and Trial Lawyers are our strength and power.
25 The Main Stream Media and Hollywood are our propagandists.
26- FEMINISTS and **** are the men of our party.
27- The Terri Schiavo case proves we and a two-timing husband have more power than GOD and 2 loving parents.
28- WE HAVE TO CUT & RUN FROM IRAQ BECAUSE IF THE U.S. HELPS THEM WIN – WE LOSE.
29- WE AND THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA MUST NEVER LET THE TRUTH ABOUT TWA FLIGHT 800 (www.cashill.com) AND THE ARKANSAS PRISON TO CANADA BLOOD SCANDAL (http://www.factor8movie.com) TO GET OUT TO RUIN THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION’S REPUTATION.
30 – Remember what our Uncle Joe Stalin said-”It’s not who votes that counts, it’s who counts the votes”
31 – Our success will be realized when we are able to place an unconstitutional and ineligible candidate into the White House, causing our enemies to change the name of Washington, DC to USURPERVILLE (Google it up).
32- LAST BUT NOT LEAST WE ARE THE PARTY FOR THE LOSERS IN LIFE AND WE (The Elitists -ie- Kerry or Soros) CAN ONLY KEEP OUR POWER BY KEEPING THEM THERE.
33- You have to swear to the : THE DEVIL’S CODE
HIS HEART DOES NOT EXIST
HE SPEAKETH WITH A FORKED TONGUE
HIS STRENGTH UPHOLDS THE WICKED
HIS SWORD SLAYS THE DEFENSELESS
HIS WRATH UNDOES THE INNOCENT

BUT NOT TO THE: THE KNIGHT’S CODE
HIS HEART KNOWS VIRTUE
HIS TONGUE SPEAKS ONLY TRUTH
HIS STRENGTH UPHOLDS THE WEAK
HIS SWORD DEFENDS THE HELPLESS
HIS WRATH UNDOES THE WICKED
THIS WAS THE OATH OF A FIGHTER PILOT. Keep forwarding and add more
PS-THE COWBOY AND FIGHTER PILOT IS AMERICA’S VERSION OF OLD EUROPE’S CHIVALRY AND KNIGHTHOOD.
PSS – BOBBY KENNEDY WAS KILLED BY SIRHAN SIRHAN A PALESTINIAN AND POPE JOHN PAUL WAS ATTEMPTED TO BE KILLED BY ALI MEHMET AGCA A TURKISH MUSLIM. THIS STARTED IN 1968. HOW SOON WE FORGET
Send this to 1000 Friends or 1000 times to One Enemy.
Ah. Magical thinking. Now we can start to get these people classified in the DSM.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Poli Vi

"If it's on Gorgon, it's gotta be good!"

Drain Circling

William Pfaff once appeared somewhat regularly on the L.A. Times op-ed page, & while he's still affiliated w/ Tribune Media Services, Inc. it's Jonah Goldberg who now regularly graces their pages while "Pfaff" is down the Times memory hole.

Here are the paragraphs most likely to irk the irksome.
Well, actually, the only people who can really say that are those who haven’t been to Europe or the major Asian states recently, where everything works beautifully, even if Europe’s debts are not paid off. The 200 mph trains that crisscross Europe not only run on time but give you money back if they are late. The hotels in Singapore, Tokyo and the Arabian Gulf surpass all rivals. Their national airlines provide unparalleled service, and even room enough to sit comfortably in economy.

Even the American government luxuriates abroad. Have you ever been an overnight guest in the visiting officers’ apartments of any major American military base abroad? (Not in a combat zone, to be sure!) I have. It’s like Air Force One. And you can bet that everything works, every luxury and comfort provided, every wish granted and whim gratified. What great fun for the little Obama girls! The rest of us usually fly economy.

[,...]

Second: mindless oversimplification plus ignorance, following from collapsing public education. The latter has a cause that it has not been politically acceptable to identify: the liberation of women. In the United States before the Second World War, teaching in public (or parochial) schools was virtually the only serious work open to university-educated women. They educated America. They now have other things to do, for which we give thanks. But the nation suffers the consequences.
Hmmm. Interesting theory. Also: H. Sapiens is just not that bright, no matter what the books claim about an "intelligent" species.

The outro:
But now Asia looms. We Americans thought we had settled Asia with The Bomb in 1945. Here it is again, but instead of being an Asia of ingenious and committed Japanese, or masses of peasants, it turns out to be modern China, which owns more of the United States than we like to think, manufactures or processes most of what we buy, purchases the raw materials of the world and builds aircraft carriers, which, since Japan’s carriers were all sunk, has been something that we believed only the United States could do.

Shaken by this new Asia, the Obama government has responded (and I would not dream of denigrating a matchless body of fighting men) by sending the Marines to Australia, where we can be sure their presence will give China’s strategists pause.

To end this article by being serious: Yes, the United States is in decline. The matter is serious for what it means to the character and future of the nation itself, rather than to its mere rank, reputation and power in the world. The United States is wasting its traditional values, selling its birthright, as did Esau, for a mess of pottage. As the readers of Genesis know, to do so is most imprudent.
Extra points for righteous Biblical condemnation.

Baseball Babylon

Good base for the Tower of Babel. Pix, details.
TodayLast night, inside.

Nice Venue, Eh?

Don't you wish your ballpark were swell like this?
Sincere appreciation to long-time associate [REDACTED. 'Cause, you know.] who, having obtained free tix from season ticket holders who couldn't make the game was kind enough to invite us to enjoy an evening at Dodger Stadium. In return, we were kind enough to buy him 20 fl. oz. of brew for a mere US$13.25. (Horrifying, but considering the face value of the ducat was an even more astounding US$115.00*, any amount he could have gotten in the parking lot would have been gravy, so hey.)
Best seats we've weaseled our way into in thirty yrs.
Corralled into the smokers pen, behind the Dodger bullpen.

*We'll repeat that. One hundred & fifteen dollars. U.S. Ho-leeee ...

Umpires

L.A. 4, Pitts. 1

A Buccaneer has just hit a home run.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Still Weds.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Old Cowhand Dep't.

Clear plastic, filled w/ glitter. In various colors.
Mounted on leather & wood. (US$1900-2100.)

Admirable

So "admirably frank" that race, racialism, racism, racist, yada, yada, were not even mentioned.
Yes, Sullivan links to the same "explanation" that rational beings everywhere found just a bit less than fully "frank."

Another Float In The Parade Of Failure

This will no doubt be the last we hear of this project, unless some ho at Big Ho jumps on it. (We've a more than sneaking suspicion that you could scam any of these ninnies w/ the phrase "Hollywood Conservative." How's Kelsey Grammer's Right Network doing, by the way?)

At least it won't be political or anything like that:
“Look when I was a kid we had ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’… and that is more what we are trying to do, get back to something like that to say, learning about the founding of our country and learning about what makes our country exceptional should not be controversial and is not in any way shape or form political,” he said.

“This is our country. Look, there is plenty of time –when they get older — to delve into what issues people feel are problematic in our history and then to find out what we did to fix those issues,” he said. “But to me these are books geared to kids six and under, and I don’t need to be teaching them social justice.”

Flag Wrapping

Making the leap of faith that this is the "real" George "Killah" Zimmerman, it's a fucking shame he wasn't as poor a shot as he is a website designer/template chooser.
Again science & technology fail us. Is no one working on a way to send flaming sacks of waste through the Intertubes?

Ad Astra!

A North Korean man stands near a billboard showing a rocket launch and calling for the building of a "strong and prosperous nation" in Pyongyang, Tuesday, April 10, 2012. North Korean space officials said Tuesday all assembly and preparations for this week's planned satellite launch have been completed and denied it is a cover for a missile test. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Also:

U.S. Navy's guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) sails in the East China Sea, about 90 kilometers (56 miles) northeast of Miyakojima island in Okinawa Prefecture, southwestern Japan, Monday, April 9, 2012. North Korean space officials moved all three stages of a long-range rocket into position for a controversial launch slated between April 12 and 16 south over the East China Sea and the Pacific. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

Toasting

Newest New Black Panthers

Apparently one of "The Derb"'s links proving something if not another thing, per The Nation.See, Hitler did it too!

Baseball & Bullshit

We take a page from our rabid right-wing friends & screech "Free speech! First Amendment! Political Correctness! Censorship!" in reaction to Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillén being suspended for telling the truth about Fidel Castro. It's about time someone started this discussion!

Other bad ball news: Vin Scully has a cold so bad he can't broadcast today's Former Bums of Brooklyn home opener, which also marks the 50th anniv. of Dodger Stadium. Not a good omen.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Venus Over Passover

Bonus meteor strike:

Easter Bunny Ears

Easter Gopher Hunt

Short attention span cat.
Later, el gato climbed after this parrot,
but the parrot scared him away w/ a display of wingspan.

Easter Eggs

Easter Excess

The lonely Weber stood & waited, but the age-old question arose:
Why bother?
Meaning we didn't have to cook or share any of this.
Ha ha. Sushi for days!

Have Mercy, Baby

Have mercy on me.

Word Gone Flesh

Meat music for the masses.

Ollie North's Easter Story

Jesus Fucking Christ already:
According to Matthew’s Gospel, Judas Iscariot sold out Jesus of Nazareth for 30 pieces of silver. What is Barack Obama’s fee for selling out Christians and Israelis?

Oliver North is the host of “War Stories” on Fox News Channel, the founder and honorary chairman of Freedom Alliance, and the author of “American Heroes in Special Operations.”

Could It Be Made Mandatory?*

Scotland's Head-Bead-Rattler-in-Charge would like cross-humpers to be proud & say it loud:
O'Brien will call on Christians to make the cross "more prominent in their lives". Due to speak at Edinburgh's St Mary's Cathedral on Sunday, he will tell them to "wear proudly a symbol of the cross of Christ on their garments each and every day of their lives".

*For the sake of the children.

Wiggin' OUT!

We'd never heard it a-fore neither.

Easter Spider

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Coinchronicity

The bldg. in question, five days ago (not sure if the graffiti is intentional.):

He Is Riz ...

... then he turned over & went back to sleep. Fucking Sunday a.m., dood.