Monday, July 16, 2012

Brother Can You Spare A Loon?

Now we know where to ask for moneybeg to maintain our lavish existence:
According to data from Environics Analytics WealthScapes published in the Globe and Mail, the net worth of the average Canadian household in 2011 was $363,202, while the average American household’s net worth was $319,970.
C'mon people, we're starving down here! Seriously. We're down to about a hundred of your "kilogrammes."

Kitty Wells Joins Honky Tonk Angels

Her "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" in 1952 was the first No. 1 hit by a woman soloist on the country music charts and dashed the notion that women couldn't be headliners. Billboard magazine had been charting country singles for about eight years at that time.
Stolen whole.Of course, it was an answer song, to a number that deserved an answer.And two of our favorite hick tunes, written by Harlan Howard.

Today In Yankee Pig Imperialism

Too long, & mighty depressing. Stand by for blowback.

Screwed Up But Good

Valley residents indentured to dead-end jobs in the basin avoid the 405 & various canyon routes to take the new Expo line to their soul-destroying* gigs.
The trains into town from the Valley get pretty crowded on weekdays and weekends, but Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky says in the story that the Valley presence on the Expo Line is surprising. "I wish I could say I planned this....It is unanticipated," Yaroslavsky said. "It's a reflection of how screwed up traffic is in this city that commuters are doing this circuitous route."

*Not actually true. Those who live in the Valley are either soul-less drones to begin w/ or living there destroyed their souls even before employment could deplete their humanity.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

We've Told You & Told You

What is it we've repeated until we're exhausted to the point we no longer care? All sorts of crap, but there being room for only so many ideas/obsessions/fetishes inside our brain, one of the principal ones is that if you're so miserable you want to die (And really, who isn't & who doesn't?) don't let the bastards grind you down.

Don't off yourself, kill those who've made your existence miserable. Sure, you could get caught, maybe you'll be killed, but even so they'll have been forced to work to eliminate you, rather than outsourcing your desired death to you. Most of those who've made your existence the hell it is have probably never performed actual work one day in their lives: Make them pay for the suffering they've caused you, don't give up & take the "easy way out."

One good example of people who hate you & want you dead is the Limebags on about austerity:
The number of suicides and prevalence of suicidal tendencies is rising faster among older men than in any other age group, according to research released in the week the government postponed its suicide prevention strategy.
Nice, huh? Get a fucking gun & do what must be done!

Too Little, Too Late

Westminster noise curfew silences Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney as they attempt to thank fans after two-song duet
Too bad they couldn't shut the aging hacks the fuck up before the gig.

Black Plague On Your Mother ...

... Black plague on your brother
Black plague on all other
All other scum like you!
— Writ by us, 1983-ish. (The copyright's still good, so fuck off!)
Only about seven cases are reported in the United States annually, mostly in northern New Mexico, and New York City had not seen an instance in more than 100 years.
Whatever, lady; the plague is often found in squirrels here in the capital of the known universe.
"It is important for the public to know that there have only been four cases of human plague in Los Angeles County since 1984, none of which are fatal," Fielding said.
Stop trying to make us feel better. We want plague deaths, & we want them now!


Three-legged lizard.
Doesn't seem to bother it much. We didn't even notice until we looked at the picture later.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

This Land

As well as le quatorze juillet, today is Woody Guthrie's hundredth birthday, or would be if he were alive, or something. Wevs.

Use your guitar or other machine to kill a fascist money-grubber.
LOCAL ACTION UPDATE (1405PDT 15 July 2012): The Woodman in L.A.

Today In Total Buffoonery

Via Political Wire, a state Senate candidate in Iowa has ended her campaign. Nothing too unusual there, except that she quit because she was appointed as a United States Senator.
In a letter dated July 4, the candidate, Randi Shannon of Coralville, argued that the legitimate federal government of the United States was replaced by illegitimate “corporate” government in 1871 and has been operating since then in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

She learned this fact just recently, she said, and has come to believe it after months of research.

Dropping her bid for state office was a rejection of that illegitimate government. Now, she said she has been appointed to serve as a U.S. senator in the recently revived and constitutionally legitimate Republic of the United States of America. She was placed in the office, she said, by Iowa’s four U.S. House members in the “Republic” government.
OK, not exactly an official or legitimate United States. These look like a literal United Snakes. Here is Senator Shannon's letter announcing her appointment. And here is candidate Shannon's web site.
The U.S. Constitution established a Republic rooted in Biblical law, administered by representatives who are Constitutionally elected by the citizens. In such a Republic all Life, Liberty and Property are protected because law rules.
Got it?

Uh Oh

This flight path from LAX has been making us a bit nervous since the mid-'80s when we worked downtown & first wondered why that sucker was so low. Events in 2001 haven't lessened our worry any.

There Goes The Light

Bomb Run

We were just reminded (via the ball game on the telebision) that the big deal w/ Hangar 1™ Wodka is that it is "made in California in a real airplane hanger." In Alameda, to be specific.
Yeah, that & a fucking blimp have sold us.

Joyeux Quatorze Juillet!

We don't give enough of a shit even to link to any of our previous Bastille Day items. Find 'em yourself if you care, although a more useful observation of the event would be to kill an aristocrat or noble. Or the king.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sky And The City

A Multitude Of Faces

Not even the contrarians at Slate can spew "Both sides do it!" when confronted w/ Romney's dog-whistling, fudging, & coded messages decipherable only through a seer stone.

Dog-frequency vocals (over honkieized ska):
It’s obvious from these four episodes that Romney, contrary to his boast, does say different things to different audiences. Among politicians, that’s nothing unusual. What’s unusual is that Romney, for further advantage, told each audience what he wouldn’t tell the last one. First he talked pro-choice Republicans into giving him millions of dollars. Then he told the gay-rights guy he was pro-life. Then he told the NAACP he was against gay marriage. Then he told the Montanans he had pissed off the NAACP. Romney didn’t just hide things from each audience. He dissed them.

The problem with this behavior, politically, is that once you recognize it looking backward, you can anticipate it going forward. If you’re black, and Romney sucks up to you by standing up to gays, you shouldn’t be surprised when he sucks up to whites by standing up to blacks. Today you’re the audience. Tomorrow you’re the prop. It’s one of life’s oldest rules: You can learn more about somebody by what he says about other people than by what he says about you.
The AM music of our youth really was concerned w/ the issue. (Also, forgot how good the hook & general rocking is.) Sop for the younger generation's musical tastes.


Only in these United Snakes, my friends.
We are the only society in the world that looks to universities and colleges for primary sources of sports entertainment. I pray that I am wrong, but I am convinced that the Nittany Lions will take that field. There will no doubt be a moment of prayer before the game for the Sandusky victims, as if that means anything, lessens what happened to them. Then it will be time for the home opener. The 110,000 strong of Beaver Stadium, who like their university haven’t learned anything, will roar and bellow and get drunk. And the Freeh report will fade into the midst, like most reports do.

So, What?

Also not giving much of a damn about 50 yrs. of the Rolling Stones. And when did TPM decide on slideshows of not overtly political events?

Holy Crap!!

Fri. 13 already?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Statement On Joe Paterno

Fuck you in the ass in a shower*, Joe Paterno.

The former Joe Paterno Child Development Center.
W/ the former Joe Paterno.
Fuck you too, Nike.
*Not that two wrongs necessarily make a right; we aren't, however, always opposed to the punishment fitting the crime.


Grasping At Straws

Pollak: Dense, not evil.
Horse-faced ninny Joel B. Pollak's rich fantasy life:
The 2012 Summer Olympics begin in London on July 27 and will run through early August. The entire world will be watching, including large television audiences in the United States. Many viewers tune out political advertisements while the Games are on. But these Olympics are unique, because one of the presidential candidates--Mitt Romney--has a close tie to the Olympics: he was president and CEO of the committee that organized the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, turning that event from a disaster into a great success.

In that sense, the Olympics will be one long commercial for Mitt Romney. Republicans who have fretted that Romney is failing to tell voters who he is, while the Obama campaign paints its own caricature, can take heart from the fact that the Olympics are a big part of Romney's resumé, and they will be on the air continuously for two weeks. Romney's supporters aren't simply leaving it at that: his super PAC has already announced that it will be running television ads during the Olympics--in swing states--that focus on Romney's Olympic career.

So while President Obama has been able to use the bully pulpit of the White House to command free media at whim, Gov. Romney has a unique "incumbency" of his own to exploit, during a period in which voters would otherwise be ignoring political advertising. Obama's only connection to the Olympics was his failed attempt to bring the 2016 Summer Olympics to Chicago (disappointing the real-estate hopes of many of his cronies in the process). Nothing better illustrates the different pasts and priorities of the two contenders for the presidency.
Olympic "career?" Perhaps young J.B. will discover somewhere that it was Federal money that saved the Mormon Olympics, not anything that Romney may have done. Even the headline is inane:
What has "patriotism" to do w/ any of this? Especially as some might say serving as President is (slightly) more patriotic than grubbing taxpayer money to bail out your incompetent co-religionists. One could even opine that organizing a community rather than organizing lobbyists is more democratic, but small-d democracy is about to be separated from patriotism in Mr. Romney's circle of cronies, who don't have real estate hopes but do control the world financial system.

Noted at TPM.

Lens Cleaning Time

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pigs & Fairies

If it were several thousand words longer & a bit more stylized it'd be in The New Yorker under the "Annals of Crime" rubric.

As it is it's not really here, even, but here.

We were most amused by this nostalgic slice of WeHo:

Ghost Bank

Au reste, après nous, le Déluge.

French Dip Pastrami

Aw-reet, a post for Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

Ghoul Of The Day

We don't know which is more stupefying, pretending to give a flying fuck about America's sad collection of loser baby-killers or turning the phony concern into publicity for a corpse that never served, &, while it was alive, was pretty much opposed to whatever the troops delude themselves they're fighting for.
One can only wonder what Mrs. Breitbart & her children think of all this. Do they not care as long as the income insulates them from working? Maybe Andy sold the rights to himself to the ghouls carrying on his frauds & deceptions. All's fair in love & "Fuck you. War."

Sunday, July 8, 2012

"What are your thoughts on George Soros and his agenda for America?"

Yes, Brad Thor, what are your thoughts on the Soros agenda? Are these thoughts any different from the Glenn Beck fantasies you've swallowed whole? No?

Moving on then, could you advise us which subway stations should be reinforced against impending invasion by the mole people? Sasquatch? Does the Loch Ness monster disprove evolution? Today's the 65th anniv. of the Roswell, NM flying thing whatever. Where do you think Obama is hiding the aliens? How far up your ass does your head go?

We could go on, but why, when Mrs. Thomas's ghost-writer will take it from here, in Ginni's inimitable (What, seventh-grade?) book report style?
Brad Thor [Stop it! You're killing us w/ this "Brad Thor" bit. — Editor/Publisher] is a conservative literary culture warrior.

If you liked Jack Bauer and the TV series “24,” you’ll love the best-selling stories Thor weaves about warriors in the intelligence world waging battle to maintain our freedoms.

Thor, 43, is an old-fashioned patriot and political thriller author. His last book, “Full Black,” pits a former Navy SEAL Team Six member against a George Soros-like character who seeks to destabilize America. His next book, “Black List,” comes out later this month.

Noting Thor’s propensity to insert so many facts into his fictional novels, radio host Glenn Beck said Thor’s books should be referred to as “fact-ion.”
Wait, the guy typesweaves a best-selling story containing such facts as "The sky was blue-ish & the sun was warm," so it's all true?

PT 73 Sinks At Cedars-Sinai

Say what you will about Marty, yada, for this reporter Ernest Borgnine's defining rôle was always Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale. Simply because there are few telebision/film genres more amusingly inane than the service comedy, & McHale's Navy was our first exposure to the one-time Mr. Ethel Merman.

Now looking for an illustrative image — Oh for fucks' sake, did this load have this ready to be published this soon? OK, Ernie was 95, fair enough having an obit at the ready but Cheeze Louise, fuckit. We can't make that crap up. Literally.
Joe Flynn: Funnier than you thought.95. Mmhnh. Too long?

Maybe this will spur us to watch The Wild Bunch, which has been sitting in the DVR since 2 February. Not getting any younger, it appears.

Plus Which

Couldn't embed Brad Thor babbling to Ginni Thomas's head shot at Whiskey Fire, so we typed some crap mostly not at all the same there while pimping the item below.

Frankly, Internet, we're disappointed that this uncivil ugliness hasn't received the attention it deserves.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

SCOTUS Wkly. Wrap-Up:
"Fuck You. War."

The official SCOTUS isn't doing diddly this wk.; what's its most public spouse* up to?
Mrs. Thomas does not necessarily support or endorse the products, services or positions promoted in any advertisement contained herein, and does not have control over or receive compensation from any advertiser.
Just giving it away, apparently.Oh yes she did. Because knowing how people respond to questions about this fucking oafis as good a litmus test as any, we suppose.

Ooops! (This happens when we don't listen to the entirety of the droning. Coulda been finished by now.) The idea of "Leaders w/ Ginni Thomas" eliciting accloades to Breitbart was amusing enough, & reinforced by the shortened transcript at Tucker's Caller. Then we clicked play as we were embedding & assembling this drivel, & heard that, among other fantasies, author Thor wants to drive the "hard institutional left" into the sea.Per Thor, Breitbart iwas "our version of George Washington." (We kid you not. He said that. For posterity. At [2:30].) We can only imagine Brad sees himself as the Tea Party General Sherman, pushing the liberal lemmings from their elitist coastal enclaves. Because (hard, institutional) lefties have said bad things about talk-radio hosts & Michele Bachmann.

Best for last: Breitbart makes a ghost appearance w/ Brad Thor, to recite the Breitbart mantra: "FUCK YOU. WAR." Honest. You were warned, workers.
*Our memory is short, the socio-political culture changes, can't be arsed &c., but has there ever been a Supreme Spouse as public as Ms. Thomas? (She seldom actually shows on these little Q&As, almost as if her upper torso were 'phoning it in. Nice work if you can get it.) More fun to ask: Will she end up in a Martha Mitchell stylee?


(We Miss Drum Solos)

Night Of The Living Filler

Never Ending

Friday, July 6, 2012


No point in having been there, but we've done, heard & seen that. Again & again. Doubt if we could get ourself to "care" if a gun were held to our head.

Shorter, just (Synchronicity!) seen on the telebision: "I've stopped listening; why are you still talking?"

Five Yrs. Later

It's still Friday.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Comedy Music

There Will Always Be An England, Part ...

Not every day does one see the Napoleonic Wars used for historical comparison.
The defence secretary, Philip Hammond, will set out how the regular Army will be cut from 102,000 troops to 82,000 by the end of the decade - its lowest level since the Napoleonic Wars.

Sky News has obtained details of the five infantry battalions that are to be scrapped as part of Government cuts.

They are 5 Scots - The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, one battalion of The Yorkshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (The Staffords) and 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh Regiment.

Mayberry To The Stars

From 1953 (Kee-rist on a crutch, his show bidness career was older than we are.):On to 1979, & the fondly semi-remembered Salvage 1.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Keeping America Awful

You cannot get more American (& middle-middle-brow) than LIFE magazine. Add Al Capp for extra America.
Also, forgotten in the bookmarks until our memory was jogged.

More Fucking Lies About "America"

That teary-eyed eagle doesn't sound like that, & is probably of the female persuasion.

Representation recently acquired from illustrations of the last refuge of scoundrels (1540PDT).
Is your manhood threatened, patriot? Grab that gun a little tighter, pin-dick. Squeeze it hard.

Patriotard Round-Up

Only in America.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Remember When ...

Word On The Street

Live, earlier this afternoon.
Stencil &/or spraying technique need a little work.

Neapolitan Delight

May be useful for those desperate to mock. Comes in three colors: Us, them & the spectrum. Laugh as you will at where various sites are placed on that spectrum.

Sharing Is Caring* Oh yeah, note that the 'bagger is concerned about what the Holy Founders wanted, as if that's important 200-some yrs. later.

It doesn't take a degree in psychology to realize that vehement denials of stupidity are, you know, [shrugs, makes "meh" face]  denial.

WARNING: Frat boys at TheDC. Compare & contrast. (This "fiasco" is just an indication of how inane— oh ... Who? Fucking? Cares?)

*Original TypoTitle: "Sharing Id Caring."

Breaking News

Andy Griffith dead ...

For the living & local, we are advised by e-mail from Brother Bee Dub that Pete Escovedo & Orchestra
Pete and brother Coke were in Santana (and Azteca), his kid is Alejandro (of the Zeroes), and his kidette is Sheila E (as in Prince and several gorgeous covers of Modern Drummer), who sometimes plays with this bunch, wailing on the kit and looking beautiful. You try that.
are performing at the hideous temple o' commodity fetishism located at Hollywood Blah & Highland Ave. 1900ish. Free. (Otherwise we wouldn't mention it.)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Compare & Contrast

One or another of Sullivan's staff (Our emphases.):
"I want to be Jonathan Krohn, and I’m tired of being an ideology, and it’s not fun and it gets boring and it’s not who we are as individuals," - former 13-year-old CPAC star, Jonathan Krohn, revealing that he is, in fact, a conservative.

Which means that he cannot currently be a Republican.
Yeah, right.

The very next sentences in the Politico item:
But a quick rundown of his current political stances suggests a serious pendulum swing away from the right.

Gay marriage? In favor. Obamacare? “It’s a good idea.” Who would he vote for (if he could) in November? “Probably Barack Obama.” His favorite TV shows? “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report.” His favorite magazine? The New Yorker. And, perhaps telling of all, Krohn is enrolling this fall at a college not exactly known for its conservatism: New York University.

“One of the first things that changed was that I stopped being a social conservative,” said Krohn. “It just didn’t seem right to me anymore. From there, it branched into other issues, everything from health care to economic issues.… I think I’ve changed a lot, and it’s not because I’ve become a liberal from being a conservative — it’s just that I thought about it more. The issues are so complex, you can’t just go with some ideological mantra for each substantive issue.”
Out-thought by a 17-yr. old. Just fucking sad, Sully. Sad & pathetic. Can Sullivan be deported? Is he a damn U.S of A. citizen now? Can we lift it if he is? Been done to other naturalized fascisti.

From The Spam Trap: MURDER!!

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Someone would like you to buy Lexapro®. Our advice? (We know you need it.) Fucking don't.

Following our first attempted/threatened murder spree, after it was decided that Depakote® & the other two horseshit drugs that were being pumped into the sacred temple that is our body were a bit much for us, we were given Lexapro® in a five mg./day dose. Didn't do shit for our mental state, so the dosage was increased & increased (eventually to 30 mg./day) & the only effect it's had on us is what seems to be permanent tinnitus. We haven't taken any of the useless shit in almost four yrs., but the bells are still ringing. How does having a constant high-pitched whine (Above & beyond the sound of reactionary cretins going on about "Freedumb!") in our ears make us less likely to want to murder virtually every humanoid on this sad & sorry fucking rock located a trillion zillion light yrs. away from nowhere?

Fuck you, Medical Science, the Psychiatric Suppression of Working People Industry, & everyone/everything the hell else.

Burgers Or Bullets:
A Nation Kills Itself, & Everyone Else

A trio of Yankee killer clowns:
Image & text lifted from Randy Andy's researchers; don't bother clicking.
Kuwait, the second-most obese nation in the world after the US, can trace its obesity problem to the first Gulf war:
That was when hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops descended on the Gulf nation, bringing with them Taco Bell, Hardee’s, Baskin-Robbins, and Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, among others. "The [war] was the demarcation line," says Dr. Abdulwahab Naser Al-Isa, at the Department of Community Medicine & Behavioral Sciences at Kuwait University. Andrew Smith, the author of the Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food, says, "The American military went in, and obviously they wanted fast food. Therefore, the number of fast-food establishments expanded exponentially." And Kuwaitis fell in love.
(Photo: U.S. Army Sergeant James Linville from Brandon, Florida and Justin Herdman from Dover, Arkansas of the 2-82 Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, relax as they order McDonald's meals after arriving in Kuwait from Camp Adder in Iraq on December 7, 2011 at Camp Virginia, near Kuwait City, Kuwait. Lt. Wilson had been looking forward to fast food after spending seven months serving in Iraq. By Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
We have no idea who the "Lt. Wilson" mentioned above is, but it certainly demonstrates how thorough Sullivan's staff are.

A bit later: This excellent illustration, by Lydia Wong, is from the link in the above blockquote.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Jays Suck!

Moved from White Sox/Yanks to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/Toronto BJs game on the glass teat, in which the Blue Jays were defeated & the Angels announcers kept reminding all it was indeed "Canada Day" in Toronto. How discourteous of the Serafinas to beat Canada's only remaining MLB team on their big day, & in their park. USAmericans are such jerks. 'Scuse us, Canookies.

Ear Worm

Self-inflicted, but now we must hear the entire studio recording from 1966: ♬River of Shit/River of Shit♫Progress: Almost 40 yrs. ago they'd been swimming in the river o' shit for 20 yrs. Now we've been in it for nigh unto 60 yrs.

Unauspicious Beginning
To The Remainder Of 2012

Woke (not much) before 1100, figured we might as well get up as the Dodger game would be on soon enough. Turns out, not until much later: It's the Sunday night game on ESPN, & now we are stuck w/ White Sox at Yankees. Not completely stuck, as we can switch between the suck on WGNAmerica & the same suck w/ different (Yet equally sucky; how do they manage that?) announcers on TBS. Freedom of choice!!

Oh, Canada!

It's their day or sumpin'.
Pirates!! We knew it!
Note to Canucks, Frogs, & Froggo-Canucks: This month belongs to the United Snakes. We don't need you sneaky furrin fucks trying to get your national natal day in three days ahead of us, or ten days after.

P.S.: The Canucks don't really call their aerobatic team the "Snowbirds," do they? They do? Really?
Snowbirds over Parliament in Ottawa. July 1, 2008.
Note to our several Canadian readers: We tease because we sorta like you, & congrats on getting the Witch of Windsor off your backs.

Only In America

Golden Corral? Brass Pig-Sty would be our call.The fucking non-stop chocolate slop fountain wasn't enough?(Above tune added 1245PDT, as if anyone gives a shit.) RIP, Tuli.

Half Way Through Another

Yet, six months to go.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

John Philip Sousa (IV) Sends Us Mail

Dear Patriot,

Barack Obama's crazed vendetta to destroy America's toughest Sheriff is kicking into high gear.

Already left-wing billionaire George Soros has pledged to spend $10 million to defeat Joe Arpaio.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is trying to stop Sheriff Joe from doing his job.

And Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder , is using millions of your tax dollars to sue Joe in an attempt to force this national hero out of office.

The American people MUST unite behind Sheriff Joe Arpaio and make sure this patriot is reelected this fall!

Please make an emergency donation of $15, $20, $25, $50, $100, $250 or whatever you can afford to help reelect Joe Arpaio. We need all the support we can muster to beat back Obama's multi-million dollar campaign of lies and smears and we need it now.

Barack Hussein Obama is obsessed with destroying Joe Arpaio. He is using all his power, political connections and money to defeat this single Arizona country sheriff.

Joe Arpaio is a national hero because he respects the rule of law and fights against Obama's left wing agenda.

Sheriff Joe stands up to the illegal alien lobby and is enforcing our immigration laws.

He refuses to coddle criminals and makes them work while in jail.

And Joe Arpaio even conducted his own independent investigation into Obama's "birth certificate" and found it to be a fraud!

That's why Barack Obama and his leftist allies want to destroy this man. He is a symbol of everything they hate. And a threat to their radical liberal agenda.

Billionaire George Soros is even pledging to spend as much as $10 million just to defeat this one local sheriff!

Think about what is happening here. The President of the Unites States and a billionaire friend of his have made defeating a single county Sheriff one of their top political goals of 2012!

Sheriff Joe needs you. Please help reelect Joe Arpaio by making the most generous contribution you can.

We don't have much time. Americans for Sheriff Joe will be massively outspent by Barack Obama and his allies.

Obama has no problem using all the resources of the federal government plus George Soros' millions to crush Joe Arpaio.

So we need your help today.

Please do what you can. America NEEDS Sheriff Joe Arpaio in office to keep fighting!

Remember, Joe Arpaio is simply a tough cop who wants to protect his constituents and the people of America. He's not a professional politician. He doesn't have any billionaires funding his campaign.

He needs ordinary Americans like you to step forward.

Please make the most generous contribution you can to the Americans for Sheriff Joe campaign.

Joe Arpaio is battling the combined might of at least two federal cabinet agencies, a left-wing billionaire and the President of the United States.

He needs your help.

Thank you in advance for anything you can do.
What a crock. All bullshit, but we especially enjoy the "Sheriff Joe" bit. Makes him sound like a kiddie cartoon show host, but of course the authoritarian "mind" loves to be infantilized by big strong men. There's so much crap in there otherwise we can't be arsed, although you can't beat "And Joe Arpaio even conducted his own independent investigation into Obama's 'birth certificate' and found it to be a fraud!" for sheer shit.

George WORST Bush

A book is excerpted in Salon. Besides pointing out what a complete piece of spoiled-child-of-the-pig-elites shit the much lesser Bush was, here's something you America-is-the-greatest-shitpile-ever chanting morons should take into consideration.
This was — there is no kinder word for it — delusional. It rested on the idea that America could foster world peace by spreading throughout the world its democratic ideals, viewed widely in the West as universal. But they aren’t universal. Particularly in the Middle East, many people consider American values to be an assault on their own cherished cultural sensibilities. And America’s political and economic models are losing force in the consciousness of other peoples around the world. China, for example, competes with America not just economically and increasingly in the military sphere, but also in its view of the best approach to government. The China model is stirring interest and enthusiasm around the globe. As Stefan Halper of the University of Cambridge in England writes, “Given a choice between market democracy and its freedoms and market authoritarianism and its high growth, stability, improved living standards, and limits on expression — a majority in the developing world and in many middle-sized, non-Western powers prefer the authoritarian model.”
That's right, world-wide & in North America, most humanoids are cretins who would have little or nothing to express beyond "Rah rah, go team," were they allowed to do so, so all they want is a decent standard of living, & then more fucking useless plastic crap. And if a few union organizers or human rights advocates get beaten to death along the way, so fucking what, right?

Toughest Question Ever

Michael Medved looks at Republican Vice-Presidential candidates. Not a distinguished record in the last 50 yrs., & he admits it, but of course he still insists on keeping his silly looking dick-duster & the rest of his head up his ass while admitting it, especially when former half-term governor of Alaska Sarah Palin ("a strikingly attractive mother of five") is under his microscope.
But Sarah Palin endured the sort of questioning (“What newspapers do you read?”) never faced by more familiar candidates, while controversies about her qualifications and competence upstaged the campaign’s substantive messages and its attempted challenges to Barack Obama’s own limited experience.
Really, Medved? Still on about her reading habits? (More accurately, her lack of such habits.)

Then he goes on to call for multi-religioned liar & would-be Fulgencio Batista Sen. Marco Rubio (Jerk-Humid Hell) to be the GOP V-P nominee. Sure, fine, whatever. But what exactly are Sen. Rubio's qualifications to be President, should Romney be elected & then leave for his Mormon post-life planet? Apparently (But how can we be sure?) Rubio was born in these United Snakes, but his parents were not natchul-borned city-zens of these United Snakes, were they?

Bigger & Better

Screw you & your tiny "urban" centers, rest of America. No wonder these United Snakes are so effed up. Look at you, like rats in cages.
Blah blah blah & yada here.

Planet Report

Record temps set: Sweat pigs, sweat!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Thesaurus For Dummies

English Only

When the fuck did "surgery" replace "operation?" Most often heard as, "Athletic figure so & so has had three knee surgeries?" although it's not limited to the world o' sports.

Hollywood Decay

Dunno if we've mentioned it before, but the absolutely worst show on the telebision, bar none, is something called Cheaters. Just fucking horrible. Assholes stalk the kinds of low-lifes who cheat on each other, & then, after arranging a potentially violent confrontation between all parties involved, give them fucking lectures about morality. Some of you may remember COPS, where some fucking pig was always ready to lecture the loser in a wife-beater/prostitute/drug user who'd been caught in some petty crime & then tried to flee through the trailer park. Cheaters is worse, possibly because not every cop on COPS gave a lecture, but Cheaters has the bullshit morality built in.

Not that it makes any difference to us, or that we give a crap about Hollywood "royalty" & their douchewad descendants, but the new host of the program will be Clark Gable's grandson, Clark Gable III, so moral himself that he was arrested for shining a laser at a police helicopter. Off the pig, yes please, but not over residential areas, as there is a (slim) possibility that decent humans (Maybe that's not possible, in retrospect.) could be underneath when the pig loses his rotors & hits the ground.

Added schadenfreude: The younger Gable is taking over the show from former host Joey Greco, who was once stabbed in the line of duty. Did not know that, but it could not have happened to a more deserving person.


In other news, it is reported that the sun rises in the east, & every day, too.

Crime Report Manipulation Is Common Among New York Police, Study Finds

The results showed that pressure on officers to artificially reduce crime rates, while simultaneously increasing summonses and the number of people stopped and often frisked on the street, has intensified in the last decade, the two criminologists who conducted the research said in interviews this week.

“I think our survey clearly debunks the Police Department’s rotten-apple theory,” said Eli B. Silverman, one of the criminologists, referring to arguments that very few officers manipulated crime statistics. “This really demonstrates a rotten barrel.”
Fourth Amendment, pigs!! Ever heard of it? And: Fuck. The. Police!

Cracker Aristocracy & Plantation America

Many, many paragraphs, but might be worth the effort to wrap your lips around all those difficult syllables.
Which brings us to that other great historical American nobility -- the plantation aristocracy of the lowland South, which has been notable throughout its 400-year history for its utter lack of civic interest, its hostility to the very ideas of democracy and human rights, its love of hierarchy, its fear of technology and progress, its reliance on brutality and violence to maintain “order,” and its outright celebration of inequality as an order divinely ordained by God.
Killing an aristocrat is an act of self-defense. Stand your ground!

Get Unhinged!

Oddly mutant-looking Matthew Vadum (seen here, left, w/ well-known Constitutional supporter/convicted criminal G. Gordon Liddy)
wants a revolution. He may not get the one he wants.

Entering The Gulch

Abandon hope, all who enter.

Can't Get Anything Right

Er, correct, not "right." (We emphasize.)
William Temple of Brunswick, Georgia is perhaps the only other protester with a costume to rival those of the belly-dance act. A de facto mascot for the Tea Party since its inception, he’s outfitted, tricornered hat (resplendent with craft-store feathers) to boot, in Revolutionary War garb—though rather ironically, his green and red felt uniform is a replica of what German mercenaries wore while fighting for the British. Temple seems not to mind, slipping in and out of a Scottish brogue, part of his act imitating Button Gwinnett, one of the first signers of the Declaration of Independence.

“I’ve been protesting the federal government for 32 years,” Temple says, attributing his frustration with the system to his tenure as a Secret Service agent (he pulls out his commission book as proof). He was not impressed with what he saw as the spendthrift habits of the federal bureaucracy. “I’ve seen them change out their desks every year whether they needed to or not.”
His staunch opposition to the Affordable Care Act hits close to home: Temple is upset that his 25-year-old daughter has gone back on his insurance since the law passed. But the ill will cuts both ways: His children are, Temple reports, “embarrassed of me.”
What a fucking jerk/homophobe/sexist. The Hessian uniform indicates his comprehensive grasp of history, doesn't it? And it's at least one instance of children not continuing the idiocy of their parents. A few more of these clowns telling their own spawn to get off their insurance may be helpful to the forces of decency. Maybe when "Button's" daughter hits 26 & is no longer on his insurance, she'll put him out of his misery w/ a strategically placed pillow.

Prank Zappa

Some guy from the Inland Empire managed to get two items from this long-ago event, to which we were directed by LA Observed.
Photo from LAO, whose contempt for their audience
is demonstrated by their addition of that arrow.
FZ would not have approved of the leaf. Hippies.
Anyway, we'd never heard of the above silliness, although we did driveride all the fuggin' way to Pomona to see the gig it celebrated, 37+ YRS. AGO!! (Chee-ziz! That's a loooong time, even for a humanoid. Wouldn't have bothered w/ this item if we hadn't been there.) This is probably about how it sounded:

Someone Didn't Like Nora Ephron

Lotsa "wasn't she swell" yada 'bout Nora Ephron following her death, let's look at a counterpoint in the interest of even-handedness:
Am I missing something? Did Nora Ephron do something great once in her seventy-odd years that I never heard about? She cure cancer and I was never told? She make an uncharacteristically watchable movie and hide it in a vault for posterity and we’re just discovering it now?
Ha ha. You sucked & now you're dead. (We really are awful. And don't care one way or the other about Nora Ephron & her workanything, really.)

Epistemic Closure Continues

Jim (@jtLOL) Treacher or whatever his legal name is of The Daily Caller:
What the hell is this sissy "protecting" himself from?

Extra points: "Don't eat my dog." Eat this & die, nitwit.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Au Revoir, Minitel

The Minitel was dreamed up in the 1970s when France was lagging behind on telecommunications, with the nation's homes underserved by telephones – particularly in rural areas. Amid a technological dawn in France, it was, with the TGV railway, a matter of political and national pride.
We remember the clunky black 'phone we had in Paris an infinity ago. No idea how old it was, but it would always make one loud click about three secs. before it would actually ring.

Big Fucking Help, MLB

In case you are visually impaired, offers you the option to listen to their verification dealie. How kind. Except that if one is "visually impaired," how in the name of hell do they expect one to read this, what, eight pixels-high line of type?
Fuck you sideways, Bud Selig. How'd you like us to poke your goddam car dealer eyes the fuck out& then ask you to see & use that tiny type?

And fuck the Dodgers, who, as we predicted, would swoon in June. (While crooning for the moon.) They've hit six home runs so far this mo. Gee-ziz!!

(Well, they just scored a couple of runs, for the first time in several games. Fucking losers.)

Kardashian Courthouse Crazies

We love the recorded effluvia of loons, & here's a double dose.

This isn't really unexpected of Hollywood types. (We know we won't make a sex tape w/o a witnessing goat or sheep. Unicorns are nice, but optional.)
Kimberly's suit alleged Kardashian, Humphries and Sinanaj were making a lot of noise in the next room. The suit alleged when Kimberly looked through the peep hole, he saw them making a sex tape.

"It was weird because on the floor was barnyard animals staring at them, sheep, two goats, unicorn, and I thought they were there as witnesses," the suit alleged.

Kimberly's suit additionally asserts Sinanaj "was bobbing her head up and down with a voodoo doll in her hand," when Kimberly yelled through the peephole that he was trying to sleep.

"And Kris said, 'mind your business pip squeek' and I told Kris, ‘I got a sling shot' and ‘my middle name is David' ‘you are no Goliath,' the suit continued.

Kimberly said in his suit he would report Humphries to "JayZ, the Russian, and"

"And Kris went irate on steroid rage, ripped the door open dragged me into the room, put a shot gun to my head that he got from Nets player Jayson Williams and forced me to watch the three defendants have sex with another for 5 hr's against my will," the suit said.

The suit continued saying Sinanaj hit Kimberly with an RC Cola Can and Kardashian forced him to watch "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" reruns for six consecutive hours.

"I defacated on my self, barnyard animals snipped at my feet, Chris is laughing at me like the Jolly Green Giant, then a knock on the door, Kim Kardashian opened and it was Charlie Sheen, who had a bag full of ecstasy and set ‘lets get this party started,'" the suit asserts.

Kimberly alleged every two minutes, Kardashian would beat him in the head with her engagement ring, which he said caused bruises and a broken wrist.

"Kris put me in a pretzel, saying he is a chiropractor, and him passed gas in the room, and I passed out from it, and woke up at a truck stop, wallet gone, Kardashian lip stick all over my clothes," the suit stated.

"I'm violated, humiliated, and my voice is circulating on this Kim Kardashian Kris Humphries sex tape which puts me through public humiliation, I face imminent danger and bodily harm, I seek a restraining order from the defendants I pray this court for relief."
This goes a bit farther.
Romano's suit meanwhile alleged he "stumbled upon defendants" at a secret Al-Qaeda training camp while "deep in the hills" of West Virginia.

Romano alleged defendants pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda, burned the U.S. flag, stomped on President Barack Obama's picture and then Kanye West performed a concert for all Al Qaeda members.

He also asserted Kim Kardashian launched a rocket at him and Bruce Jenner threw a grenade at his head.

"They all drank Jim Jones juice and then the defendants got shovels and were digging coal and fracking at mines in West Virginia to get fuel to make weapons of mass destruction and Kris Jenner was enriching uranium," the suit said.
We can't get affordable/mandatory mental health care in this country soon enough.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Housekeeping Warning:

Let the cable bill go unpaid too effing long* & had to shell out serious money to remain connected, so expect posting around here to be more vicious than usual (DIE, YOU FUCKING PIGS, JUST FUCKING DIE!!!) for the next wk., until our gummint money gets here & we can afford cigarettes & meat again. (WE WILL KILL YOU FOR MEAT IF WE HAVE TO!)

*Why should we pay them one red cent? IT SHOULD BE FREE!!

Fast & Furious Fascism

Rational beings might wonder where the OUTRAGE is when the U.S. government arms dangerous criminal drug gangs"police forces" in these United Snakes, as documented at Danger Room. Arming these pin-dicked compensating murderers not just w/ semi-auto rifles, either, but infantry fighting vehicles & the like.
“There’s been an unmistakable trend toward more and more militarization of American law enforcement,” Norm Stamper, former Chief of the Seattle Police Department and author of Breaking Rank: A Top Cop’s Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing, told Danger Room. During his tenure in Seattle, he clamped down on the WTO protests in 1999, the infamous “Battle in Seattle.” It’s a response he now calls “disastrous.”

According to Stamper, having small local police departments go around with tanks and military gear has “a chilling effect on any effort to strengthen the relationship” between the community and the cops. And that’s not the only danger. “There’s no justification for them having that kind of equipment, for one obvious reason, and that is if they have it, they will find a way to use it. And if they use it they will misuse it altogether too many times,” said Stamper. What happened a year ago in Arizona, when army veteran Jose Guerena was shot down during a drug raid that found no drugs in his house, could very well be an example of that misuse.
We also note that this is hardly "news." Items here labeled "The Militarized Society" have been warning of this for several yrs.* (If there weren't 2,325 items labeled as such we'd try to find the first one. Nope, easy to find: The second load of crap we typed here was already on it. And in over five yrs., things have only worsened.)
*First brought to our attention in the '90s by our friend Peabody, who read about it in The Nation.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Let's Murder Matt Yglesias!

A greater analysis of Yglesias' worry that domestic slaves might receive a living wage is offered here, but we don't want to get into economics, just simple humanity, something that Matt Yglesias left behind him several jobs ago.
Immigration skeptics often act as if there’s some fixed pool of jobs that we compete for. But it’s obvious that in a world without immigrant housecleaners, we wouldn’t have an equal number of much-higher-paid native-born maids. What we’d have is less housecleaning being done on a market basis and more being done as unpaid work at home. For many middle-class families that would be pure waste. Time spent cleaning the toilet that could be spent on higher-value labor, on leisure, or on quality time with friends and family.
And the person (woman, really) who swabs that middle-class toilet eight hrs. a day, & perhaps spends another hr. or two a day on public transportation? She doesn't deserve "quality time w/ friends & family." She's poor, you know, & her friends & family aren't really that important, are they? What really counts is the five mins. saved on toilet cleaning that middle-class mom can spend w/ her spoiled brats. Except that maid-nanny is pulling mom's weight there too.

Let's not leave it w/ Yglesias. The other members of the upper-middle non-toilet-scrubbing class should be wiped from the national bowl as well. Put some Clorox in there while you're at it, Maria.

UPDATE (1530PDT 27 June 2012): Mr. The Bastard reminds all of the same approach applied by Texas crackers. We now know w/ absolute certainty which side Yglesias is on. Wonder how much he pays his bond-servant? Wouldn't surprise us a bit if he gets his "help" from this sort of place. Quality time, baby!!

Life On The Street

The knowledgeable Los Angeles history aficionados at the Vintage Los Angeles page on Facebook located this scene as the 1950s at Santa Monica Boulevard and Fairfax, known then as the Crescent Junction on the Pacific Electric rail network. (Note the store is Crescent Drugs.) The car is about to turn right and head west on Santa Monica. The camera is looking to the northeast, where the tracks will connect with Sunset Boulevard. The corner is now occupied by a Whole Foods market.

The photo was posted by Jerome Melgar.
We'll point out that the corner is now occupied by a Starbucks w/ a pool hall above it; the Whole Paycheck Foods is across the street on the northeast corner. The camera is looking northwest. Now pardon us, we have to wise up some Facebook morons.


Careful: Loud! (Always check levels.)

Monday, June 25, 2012

No Exit

Fuck socio-politics, fuck culture, get this/fuck that, &c. Let's draw back from the desire to commit murdergenocide & relax a bit. We find the version of this number to be both refreshing &, well, undemanding.Spoke too soon:

Titties & Burgers

We are all prostitutes. Except the pimps.
In this May 16, 2012 photo, Rose Dimov serves lunch at the Tilted Kilt, in Tempe, Ariz.
The Tilted Kilt is part of a booming niche in the beleaguered restaurant industry
known as “breastaurants,” or sports bars that feature scantily-clad waitresses.
(AP Photo/Matt York)
Now it's Hooters Lite to the rescue of the "beleaguered" industry?

Here's the part (One of several, actually.) where you throw up in your mouth a little. Or a lot.
"We believe in feeding the ego before feeding the stomach," he says. Or as the website of the mountain lodge-themed restaurant states, "Twin Peaks is about you, 'cause you're the man!"
Titties yes, but ...
"We want to be very PG-13," he says. Its "class in all things" motto also means servers can't have tattoos, piercings or dyed hair.

Rose Dimov, a 22-year-old waitress at Tilted Kilt, says her job is no different from any other waitressing gig; make guests feel special and ensure they have a good time. As an aspiring ballroom dancer, she also says she's not fazed by the revealing outfit that comes with the job.

"Going to a restaurant should be an experience," Dimov says. "We're entertainers."
As if Ms. Dimov is sporting a natural hair color.

And here's where you throw up not just in your mouth (Cover that keyboard!):
The owner of Tilted Kilt is just as frank. "We hire only spectacular talent," Lynch said. "They have to fit into that costume."
Spectacular! Talent!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Early To Bed ...

Meh: Had we risen at an absurd hr., not only might we have made it to the big dumb rock opening (ignored below) we could have witnessed big dumb rock Pamela Geller wigging out just down the street:
If you're in LA, come to the Jewish Federation at 6505 Wilshire Boulevard at 11AM. We will be protesting this craven capitulation of the Jewish Federation to Islamic supremacist Jew-haters.

In a jaw-dropping act of cowardice and submission, LA Federation is not allowing ZOA (Zionist Organization of America) to hold the event where I was scheduled to speak this morning.


Proud Jews and lovers and free speech will be protesting outside the LA Jewish Federation building at 11 am, and another venue will be announced shortly.
[Via TBogg's Twitfeedstream.]
Good thing we aren't in this for the money.