Saturday, May 12, 2012

ICYM Her

Dense w/ madness (literally every sentence) this is worth several listens; no one can absorb it all on the first go-round.Be right back, have to find (5:12) of bed for this. Voilà!Close enough.

Not much later: Transcript.

Young People No Damn Good,
Says Young Fart

Today's fascist science from The Daily Caller:
Jonah Goldberg is not a fan of young people.

“It is a simple fact of science that nothing correlates more with ignorance and stupidity more than youth,” the National Review Online editor said in an interview. “We’re all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young.”

So why all the focus on the youth vote and “millennials” in politics? Goldberg says young people having so much influence in a society is unhealthy.

My view is, they’re going to run the country some day, so we should really explain why they’re so frickin’ stupid about so many things,” he said.

“The fact that young people think socialism is better than capitalism … that’s something that conservatives have to work hard to beat out of them, either literally or figurative, as far as I’m concerned,” he joked.*

Look for the full interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas Monday.
We assume that when the full interview is published we'll hear Goldberg's opinion that women shouldn't be voting (or speaking unless spoken to, really) either.

(And no, we aren't necessarily the greatest fans of those young enough to be our children & grandchildren. But beating is not the answer.)

*Good thing it was made clear that Goldberg was joking. (Except he wasn't.) If Romney could show some long-hair where it's at in 1965, why wouldn't a little educational beating help today's young people as well?

Friday, May 11, 2012

Solar Flares: As Good As
An Asteroid/Comet Strike?

Sadly, apparently not.

Romney '68

A preppie gone wrong reminisces:

Every fucking Upper School dipshit/asshole (We didn't have douchebags in those days, kids.) looked like this when we started at the Lakeside School for Boys in 1966, & looked the same in 1968, when this shot of Willard Mitt Romney was taken.

Just Our Imagination?

Not so subliminal.
No longer merely viral; now in the Internet's DNA.

More Mooks

From Wonkette's "Meetup."
Your name in lights.
Bonus: Police terror seen on the way back to the bunker.

Grate American Songbook

Couple damn poets,& the man Zimmerman called the only poet writing songs or something (Does it matter one bit if we do/don't quote exactly? Nope.) 40-some yrs. ago, Smokey.Enough embedded video to gum up if not break the In(ternet)festation yet?

Behind The Horn?

We will not watch anything called "Under the Horn."

You Only Get One Side Of The Marquee

Self-Loathing

Hey irksome tattooed (A tat! Wow that's clever! Psych! [What the hell was that & "Not!" about? Is it already time for Wayne's World nostalgia?]) out-of-towner, where the fuck-tuck-tucking hell do you think Silver Lake & elsewhere local hipsters come from? Insufferable shit-holes just like if not Tennessee is where. Insufferable shit-holes they had to leave because they were too sensitive to live in a town w/o pity, or just because Mitt Romney's 21st-century equivalent kept shaving their waxed dick-dusters. (Natives don't have to act hip; we're already from the big city.)Sound advice: "Stop that, you'll hurt your throat."

Dragged in for us (like meat) by laist.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Our Sad Yet Inevitable Future

We are Frank Zimmerman* (Frightening, but true.):
An internet "troll" who tried to drive the Conservative MP Louise Mensch off Twitter by sending her an email threatening the lives of her children has been warned he could be jailed for six months.

Frank Zimmerman, 60, told Mensch she faced "Sophie's choice", meaning she would have to decide which of her children lived and which died. Zimmerman, from Gloucester, told Mensch her phones and computer had been hacked and images of her family would be posted online.

At a hearing in Gloucester on Tuesday, Zimmerman said he had no recollection of having sent the message and claimed his own email account had been hacked and the offensive messages sent from it by someone else

But Judge Martin Brown said he was satisfied the case against Zimmerman had been proven. The judge said he would sentence him on 7 June at Cheltenham and warned him that he could be imprisoned for up to six months.

Zimmerman said he had no means of getting to Cheltenham and told the judge he did not even have enough money to eat. But the judge told him he would have to find a way of getting there.

Zimmerman targeted Mensch following last summer's riots when the MP suggested that sites such as Twitter ought to be closed down if the police thought it necessary. Mensch was also in the public eye as part of the Commons culture, media and sport committee, which questioned Rupert and James Murdoch.

Addressing the Corby MP as the "slut of Twitter", Zimmerman said: "We are Anonymous and we do not like rude cunts like you and your nouveau riche husband Peter Mensch. We are inside your computer, all your phones everywhere and inside your homes.

"So get off Twitter. We see you are still on Twitter. We have sent a camera crew to photograph you and your kids and we will post it over the net including Twitter, cuntface. You now have Sophie's Choice: which kid is to go. One will. Count on it cunt. Have a nice day."

Mensch was in New York when she received the abusive email in August last year.

In a victim statement she said: "It was abusive and threatening, making threats to my children and saying I would have to choose which one would die. I felt powerless and scared that my children had been targeted."

The police tracked Zimmerman down to his run-down, rubbish-filled home and he was charged with "sending Mrs Mensch an electronic message that was grossly offensive or of an indecent, offensive or menacing character".

Zimmerman claimed he could not come to court for his trial because he suffered from agoraphobia. Arrangements were made for him to appear via video link but he failed to take part and was convicted in his absence.

The "Sophie's choice" phrase is a reference to the film of that name in which Meryl Streep plays a mother who has to choose which child to save and which to send to a Nazi gas chamber.

*Except for the sexist parts: We're content w/ "fascist," "Nazi witch," &c. And nouveau riche. Nobody likes them.

Today's History Lesson

Let that be a warning. To America.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Same Shit, Different Mouth

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia | Sat May 5, 2012 7:43am EDT
(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's top religious official has blamed Muslim sinfulness for instability in the Middle East, where pro-democracy unrest has toppled four heads of state.
"The schism, instability, the malfunctioning of security and the breakdown of unity that Islamic countries are facing these days is a result of the sins of the public and their transgressions," Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh was quoted as saying by al-Watan newspaper.
In a Friday sermon, he accused "chaotic" people of wearing mask of "democracy and equality" for actions leading to injustice and instability within the umma, or Muslim nation.

Revolts that erupted last year have removed Arab autocrats in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen and are still raging in Syria and Bahrain. They gave voice to millions of people who suffered decades of repression but have alarmed Gulf Arab rulers.

Ties between Riyadh and Cairo were strained by the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, a close Saudi ally, and by the rising power of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, an organization viewed with suspicion by many Gulf governments.

On Friday an Egyptian delegation visited Saudi King Abdullah to smooth a spat caused by protests at the Saudi embassy in Cairo, which had led to the recall of the Saudi ambassador. The king later ordered the envoy back Cairo and the embassy said he would return on Saturday.

Last month, the grand mufti was criticized after international media quoted him as saying all churches in the Arabian Peninsula should be destroyed, angering Christian bishops in Austria, Germany, and Russia. The comments could not be verified by Saudi officials.

(Reporting by Asma Alsharif; Editing by Alistair Lyon)
Good thing no one in these United Snakes believes anything as silly as all that. And it's certainly no wonder people are worried about Sharia law. Can you imagine imposing an anti-democratic religious "morality" on the bastion of liberty & freedom that is America?

Nope, Won't Do It

Nagonna type one more word.
The Santa Clara County Coroner released details of famed-artist Thomas Kinkade's autopsy and found that he died of "acute ethanol and Diazepam intoxication."

In layman's terms, he died of an overdose of alcohol and valium.
Just going to laugh & laugh & laugh & laugh & laugh & laugh & laugh some more until we die.

Not-Reading Is Fundamental*

Comparing Gary Johnson to Past Libertarian Party Nominees

What next, Conor F. determines who's really the third-best poet in Elephant's Breath, Kansas?
*To maintaining mental equilibrium & keeping oneself from moron murder or similar excessive effort. Actually, we're kidding in this one case: Beyond the flacking of Johnson, it's a short, informative history of the Libertarian Party's Presidential efforts. Which have been consistently pathetic:
Ed Clark was the Libertarian Party nominee in 1980. With his running mate, billionaire Charles Koch, he won 1 percent of the popular vote nationwide -- the best a candidate from that party has ever done.
Read & laff.

Willard "Mittens" Rmoney, Con Scholar; John McCain, Blank Slate

“Well, as I’m sure you do, I happen to believe the Constitution was not just brilliant but probably inspired. I happen to believe the same thing about the Declaration of Independence,” he said, to applause. “I would respect the different branches of government if I am fortunate enough to become president.”
Oh. You know what that means? GEE-ZIZ!! is what it means.

In language notes, we've enjoyed the construction "happen to believe" elsewhere, & quite recently:
Speaking about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney selecting of a vice presidential running mate, McCain said on ABC's "This Week" that the “primary, absolute, most important aspect is if something happened to him, would that person be well qualified to take that place?”

“I happen to believe that was the … primary factor on my decision in 2008," McCain said, "and I know it will be Mitt’s.”
The proverbial unexamined life: Can't even give us an idea of what went through his mind.

E-Mail We Didn't Continue Reading

From the Denial & Projection Center:
Winston Churchill said “history is written by the victors.” But too often in politics, where professional tacticians want to preserve their permanent paychecks by deflecting their mistakes onto everyone but themselves, losers often desperately attempt to re-write history.

And that is exactly what GOP establishment operatives, aided and abetted by members of the mainstream media who want to preserve access to them, are now doing to the history of the 2008 presidential campaign, as they attempt to blame Palin--and, by association, non-establishment grassroots conservatives--for their own professional malpractice during that campaign.

In nearly every recent story written about Romney’s vice presidential selection process, a GOP operative is quoted saying something in the vein of “Palin’s shadow hangs over the selection process.”
UPDATE (2323PDT, 7 May 2012): The House of Substance has dragged a list of suspects from the muck. (Enough cross-linking & we'll make memeorandum.)

True (?) Crime Story

Waiting for the train thisSunday evening we were approached by an un-prepossessing, balding honky (Older even than we.) in those grotesque cargo pants & a white T-shirt, who asked if the trains ran all night, to which we responded no. (Fucking Boy Scout, we're so helpful.) He then asked us if we "knew that there are people who had committed murder who've been released from prison?" Already sensing this was not headed in a good direction, we non-committedly assented, which he took as a cue to tell us something about someone who killed someone (By now we'd started tuning him out.) someone's brothers & sisters(?) & how he had then killed the aunt of the guy who killed whoever (A brother or sister?) was first killed. (We didn't quite entirely get if nephew/Killer A had been convicted.) He also demonstrated stabbing the aunt w/ imaginary knife in closed fist in 1969 in either Hawthorne or Torrance (Have, for whatever reason, always confused the two, & were ready to fight or flee at any moment. Memory is a strange thing.) & claimed the murder had never been solved.

To which we responded "We won't tell any one what you told us" got up & moved to the other end of the platform.

Should we call the cold case units in Hawthorne/Torrance & see if anyone's aunt was stabbed to death in 1969?

Sunday, May 6, 2012

We Are Always Amused ...

... by fucking morons who act as if the Nazis didn't win WWII. A cursory look at the contemporary world will damn well tell you who the real winners were, history books notwithstanding.

The Picture Of Jan Crouch

Were it not for follow-upsstuff w/ which we can link to prior items, we might not post any items at all. Today's pathetic attempt at relevancy is via bjkeefe (Real name?) & sends us to The NYT's version of the Guardian item we linked, & a NYT slide show.

And, another chance to scare the young'uns out of five yrs. growth & the old'uns a few yrs. closer to the grave:
BOO!
Sweet Blood of Jesus.

Jazz Super Moon