Monday, October 8, 2012

No Work Today

To the best of our limited understanding, today Canadians have the day off to thank Xtopher Columbus, the mythical & possibly Polack sailor, who discovered the New World & thereby gave Canadians the opportunity not to grow up in the third world hell of Ukraine.

That's what we heard, anyway.

Southern Strategy Surprise

Guy at Slate claims no two ways about it, the Republican Party is racist. Institutionally & structurally, like; he doesn't accuse socially tolerant country club types of being Klan members.

Very long. (Skip pg. 1, even.)
And all those poll-analysis geek websites that continuously report vast majorities for the GOP in the South among white voters (far greater than those in the North) somehow can’t see their way to be forthright about why this is.

I’m not saying that the vast majority of Southern whites vote GOP only because of race. But I think Rick Perlstein’s argument, based on careful polling data, suggests that it is a crucial factor that makes an electoral difference.

Let me put it this way. Is it just an accident, a coincidence, that in presidential elections ever since 1964, the core states of the Confederacy—Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina—and their hundred or so electoral votes have been solidly Republican?

Is it any accident that they fly Confederate flags from their statehouse, as in South Carolina, or incorporate Confederate flag symbols into their state flags as in Mississippi and Alabama, or allow them to be flaunted on state-issued license places, even passing laws that declare they must be respected. If you’ve traveled much in the South (as I have), you see them flying too from courthouses, municipal buildings, and other private establishments. If it’s not unconstitutional, it is, frankly, disgusting.
More righteousness follows. Good alliterative adjectives. ("Rancid racist history," for ex.) Fuck the South, as they say.

This may be why Rosenbaum's so irked:
It’s not just an intellectual exercise deciding whether Southern racism is still a factor. The current Supreme Court could rule the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional this term, on the grounds that all states are morally equivalent and history should play no role in assessing their behavior. They would be wrong to do so.
News to us. Is a Tenth Amendment A.G. from the sticks suing to overturn the V.R.A.?

And the Bob Dylan ending (Not kidding.) is a letdown. Who does he think he is, Saul Alinsky?

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Actually Alive

There's a line by the Mad Meltz about a thing so awful it cannot be effectively disguised w/ a gallon of dogsweat. That was 40+ yrs. ago; now The Daily Caller is redesigned, but it's not disguising anything.
Someone there must not like Mick.

Addendum: The masochistic could do worse than read The NYT about Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson & his little operation.

We rest our case:
And he gained attention for his trademark bow tie, which he stopped wearing on TV in 2006. “I had no idea how much people hated bow ties,” he said, adding, “It took me 20 years to realize that wearing a bow tie is like wearing a middle finger around your neck.”
In Tucker's case, more like hanging his scrotum around his neck.

Things Not To Read In One's Reader

Certainly not if one values one's health & sanity.

How Capitalism Can Save Art
(Camille Paglia/Wall Street Journal)

Four-Eyed Freaks Unite!!

Fucking shit we'd like to bash that smug fucking pig right in his bald head. As a four-eyed (& two-headed) freak of wop-a-dago heritage, I say fuck these wop bastard capitalists (Probably fucking Catholics too. What would Jesus say?) to hell & back. When the fuck will our stinking Congress do anything about this? Where's the outrage? When will you slobs wake up & resist? Why do we put up w/ you fucking sheep? What is everybody's fucking problem?

Delivery

Appears we can outsource ballistic development.
(Good thing considering our original plan involved collecting matchheads & trips to Mexico for fireworks.)

Peace Through Strength

Just Another Blog (From L.A.)™ nuclear devices.
Primitive but effective. (One need only get close.)
Budget constraints have forced reductions in security.

Sign Of The Wk.

Animal Songs Of The Wk.

BONUS TRACK (Panty-waists are advised not to play this at work. It deals w/ real life & has real words.):

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Full & Exact Quote

Bonus Quote of the Day

"The institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth."
-- Arkansas state Rep. Jon Hubbard (R), quoted by the Arkansas Times.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Another "A" Antidote

Ladies & gentlemen, Mr. Eric Dolphy & others:Let the wknd. begin!

Note Mingus re-positioning the mic at (9:13). Those were the days.

The Old Get Old & ...

... older & older. Made it back from dinner w/ the insignificant other by 1855. Not quite the early-bird dinner at Denny's yet, but that can't be long. Speaking of long, time for a long, long nap.

Stop That Train!

"R" as in retarded? Or ruination?Via TBogg.

We, at least, have the decency to offer an antidote.And a palate cleanser.And a moist towelette.And just, you know.

Election Funnies

Now from 60 yrs. in the past. Was this the first vain attempt to warn us about the lizard people from outer space who live among us?
The rest of the story.

It Was 50 Yrs. Ago Today

Those of a certain age will see this & grunt something like "hunh."
Note fifth Beatle, behind Paul.
Fifty years ago today, the world was introduced to the first James Bond movie and the first Beatles single on the same day. Both Dr. No and “Love Me Do” debuted on Oct. 5, 1962.
That's the opening sentence. No idea if it's worth the click, but it's a coincidence alright. Truly the day the boomers hit puberty & The Sixties began?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

'60s Context

From a comment. Recorded 50 yrs., two wks. ago.
The First Family is a comedy album recorded on October 22, 1962 ...
Our contribution, only 45.

Birds

W.C.T.U.

The New Vulgarism

Election '60 B-Roll

Winners!
AP screenshot
From The AP's not-embeddable file. Hear The Nix concede!

Dep't. Of Amplification

laist climbs on the band-wagon.
A Woodland Hills couple refuses to stop displaying their loyalty to Mitt Romney despite suffering terrorism due to their public support of the GOP presidential hopeful.

Impressive

From TweakerTwitchy:
a tape purporting to show Barack Obama engaging in a 40-minute racially-charged rant.
How much would you pay to see that? (And what was Hitler's personal best for a racially-charged rant, anyway?)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Bad Day To Be Outside

To the west:
Northwest:
And east:

Possum On The Porch

Awww. How not un-cute. But dangerous.
Unexpected Guest, Echo Park | Photo by Sarah Williams
Distraction from The Eastsider LA.

Genius Remains Painful

An earlier editorial here was mostly the usual bitchiness, but the subject of that barely sketched all-about-us fuck you was already researched, thought out & typed up when the MacArthur Grants were new, 31 yrs. ago. By Michael Kinsley yet, when he was worth occasional attention.
John D. MacArthur got rich by selling one-dollar life insurance policies through newspaper ads during the Depression. “Dubious” is how Parade magazine charitably described this scheme in 1976, by which time MacArthur was a self-made billionaire and self-styled colorful old codger, fond of shoveling leftover food into his pocket at banquets.
St. Nick on a kebab stick, if Parade fucking magazine calls your shit dubious ...

Another paragraph:
NOT ONE of the first MacArthur Fellows is suffering from lack of recognition for his or her talents. What’s more, though some probably can use the money more than others, not one really faces financial obstacles to exercising his or her creativity. They are already doing whatever it is the MacArthur Foundation admires them for doing, many are doing quite well at it, and presumably they will keep on doing it, unless this windfall encourages them to stop.*
Final worth-it paragraph:
But take something like the “Kennedy Center Honors,” created three years ago because, according to Kennedy Center chairman Roger Stevens, "We believe that there is a need in this country for national recognition of individuals who enrich our lives and our culture by their life work in the field of the performing arts.” A “need”? The first winners were Marian Anderson, Fred Astaire, George Balanchine, Richard Rodgers, and Artur Rubenstein. Have they really been underappreciated and underrewarded for their contributions to our cultural life? Is there another potentially great hoofer out there somewhere who has considered Fred Astaire’s career—the fame, the glamor, the money, the love of millions, the other awards—and who has decided it’s not worth it, until he reads that Fred has won the Kennedy Center Honors, and decides not to become a dentist after ail? That’s what you have to believe in order to suppose that giving Fred Astaire one more award serves any useful purpose.
Yep. Eff the entire structure, Oscars &c too.

*Also typed Kinsley:
Even the ones you may not have heard of are identified as having “won honors for her poetry, film-making and plays” (Leslie Marmon Silko, a 33-year-old Pueblo Indian) ...
Our guess is that receiving the prize didn't hurt Leslie Marmon Silko at all, so we begrudge one to the MacArthurs while laughing at Kinsley.

Guess We Better Bomb Them Hee-brews Back To The Stone Age

17 and 0.
--Number of mosques vandalized by 'price-tag' attacks and number of people charged with the attacks, writes Yedioth's Alex Fishman in a look at what the government is - and is not - doing to stop Jewish terror.

  • Another Israeli church defaced with 'price tag' graffiti - Graffiti reading 'Jesus, son of a bitch, price tag,' was found on a door near the Franciscan monastery on Mount Zion, just outside the walls of Jerusalem's Old City. (Haaretz+ and Ynet)
From the Daily Beast. "Son of a bitch." Nice, huh? Whadaya say to that, Xian fans of Revelation who "luv" Israel? Terrorist-lovers is what we say.

Not that slapping graffiti on a wall is our definition of terrorism, mind you. We call it free speech.

Our Local Drooling Loons:
"I Don't Want to Be A Muslim."

Christ, what a drooler.Her "Yom Kipper" wish:
Lord, We Ask & Believe when you put your healing hands on Shayley she will know all is well because you paid the price for ALL of us with your 39 stripes for all diseases are under your blood. Good Yontive[sic]... Happy Holiday...Yom Kipper [sic] day of Fasting and remembering God's sacrifice, his son. Jesus is Alive! REJOICE he gave his life for us!
Maybe we're too quick to condemn. Perhaps "Yom Kipper" has nothing to do w/ Yom Kippur. Certainly Yom Kippur has nothing to do w/ "remembering God's sacrifice, his son." We'll just guess she may not want to be a Jew, either.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Genius Is Pain

Fuck these sad-asses, none of whom appear to be starving or in danger of losing their residences. Where's our fucking money? Where was it five yrs. ago when we really could have used it? Assholes.

Hives Fans At The Wiltern

This may have been when we whacked the fucking car (See immediately below; same zone.) which would make it three+ wks. ago. Our non-stop, on-the-go, multi-tasking existence is hard to keep ordered.

There's A Killer On The Road

Nationally, pedestrian fatalities represent 11.4 percent of traffic fatalities; in L.A. we have three times that many. Bicyclists killed in traffic accidents represent 1.7 percent of fatalities nationally, but it's nearly double that in L.A.
Indeed. We planted a foot on the right rear quarter panel (Appeared to have left a dent, but we weren't foolish enough to stick around & admire our handiwork/footwork.) of a fuckheaded air polluter who turned left in front of us & against the light just last wk. on Wilshire near Western. (PROTIP: Do not kick air-polluting devices w/ your toes. Use the flat of your foot.)

Still safer than Noo Yawk City, however.

Sloth

At Whiskey Fire (Note well that we do not use the "over at" construction so common to Internet idiots.) we have, in our inimitable style, framed a blockquote w/ three sentences & run a photo.

Couldn't be arsed to copy it & paste it here.

Do No Nothing

What's the deal w/ Google's Reader suddenly claiming that Think Progress is spreading malware? And why has that expanded to a warning that other sites (alicublog.blogspot.com, to name one) which link to Think Progress are trouble? Does the malware leak through the link?

Why would any one bother to bog-roll Think Progress anyway? It's hardly a site no one's heard of that's deserving of wider exposue.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Current ExpectationsPossibilities

Not entirely unlikely: The former Brooklyn Bums could still, maybe, luck their way into a play-off for the second, one game wild card spot. And once there, they will be summarily sent to the golf course for the remainder of the baseball play-offs. Or they could even get to that second wild card spot before being consigned to oblivion.

Voting Is For Losers

As uncompromising purity types whine about having to choose between the lesser (or not) of two evils in the upcoming electoral distraction, the final clause of this quote from one-time Chinese Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong has been more & more in our mind.
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery. It cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another. Every Communist must grasp the truth: Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
Live it, or live w/ it!

Quote lifted from DOC40, who added this visual aid:
A bolt-action rifle may not be the weapon of choice today.

Don't Believe The Hype

If you went by the K-Mart at Third & Fairfax today hoping to get into some mischief but were dissuaded by the pigmobile parked in front you were had, sucker!
That is not a real police car. Probably once was, but no more. We decided to take a closer peep inside (through the very tinted windows) & noted there was nothing inside. No computer, no radio, no shotgun rack, no cage in the back. We'd guess it might have been in an accident (Millions of US$ have been paid by the City of L.A. to settle police accident claims.) & was restored enough to look good on the outside.
And it's grubby.
Although it appears they run the wipers once in a while.
Note the numbers, & if any of the criminals out there see this unit in front of anything, go on in & help yourselves.

Life In Hell

Going out, in potentially 100°F temperature.

OK, OK, low 90s around us. We do not live in the San Fernando Valley. (If you could call it "living.")

Allegedly 110° (heat index/"feels like" a mere 106°) in Studio City.

Furriners may convert here.

Song Of The Wk.

Repress yourself:"After Lymon went solo in mid-1957, both his career and those of the Teenagers fell into decline. At age 25, he was found dead in his grandmother's bathroom from a heroin overdose."

We Told You We Weren't Paranoid

To your attention

I want you to read this message very carefully and that you keep the secret until further notice. You do not need to know or who I am or where I come from. I was paid an advance of $30 000 to eliminate you. My sponsors one of which is what we can call a friend gave me the reasons I noted. I am more than ten days and now I know that you are innocent of what you are accused. Do not try to warn or send this message to the FBI or the police because I know that I'll have to do the job for which I was paid. Note that this is the first time that I betrayed my employer.

Look, I'll do everything I can so that we can meet before but I need $15,000.
You have nothing to be afraid of me, I can come see you in your office or home, it is up to you to decide. Never attempt recording or filming our upcoming meeting. It will pay 10,000 to the account I will tell you, this before our first meeting. Once payment is made, I will give you the file that contains the names and queries sponsors. This is a good evidence that can be used to sue if you wish. The balance of the payment will be settled later. For the moment this is not the trouble I give you my phone number because you will cooperate. I have your picture and other important information about you. I was involved with my team in the Yemen Arab Republic. You must not ask me any questions.

Quickly confirm for your good.

Amelia Antonello

Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Sunset For Sunday

Actually taken two wks. ago tomorrow,
in Westwood.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Kawffe

It's National Coffee Day, but at this hr. it's too fucking late to get any free cups of joe from 7-Eleven.
Researchers this year found that java drinkers who average several cups per day have the lowest risk of death during the study. Another study this month found evidence that the brew can reduce physical pain.
Between the aspirin & the coffee we should live to a ripe (odor-wise) old age & piss on many graves (coffee being a diuretic). And new info about the reefer might inspire us to return it to our list of vices.

Friday, September 28, 2012

A Warning To The Bosses

Hey bossman, karma is a bitch.

A shame, probably (we didn't know him; could as easily as not been have been scum who also deserved it) that the UPS guy was murdered, but dig bossman Reuven:
"The standards were really high," Norlander said. "Reuven was driven. If you didn't live up to his expectations, you failed."
Sounds like a fucking jerk to us. Who is he to judge? Who failed this time?

And it's always disappointing when these bright sensitive loners (Hey! That's us!) kill themselves rather than go totally hog-wild.
Police who searched his home across town in south Minneapolis found a second handgun and packaging for 10,000 rounds of ammunition, but no obvious answers.
10,000 rounds? Many more bosses could have been sent where they belong.

Friday Night News Dump

We were going to post a picture of a big lump of crap that we have (The photo, not the lump of dump itself.) but it was making even us a little queasy.

Count your fucking blessings.

MURDER!

Nothing to see here, just move along ...

Thursday, September 27, 2012

"Chinga" Meteorite

An ancient Buddhist statue that was recovered by a Nazi expedition in the 1930s was originally carved from a highly valuable meteorite.
Researchers say the 1,000-year-old object with a swastika on its stomach is made from a rare form of iron with a high content of nickel.

They believe it is part of the Chinga meteorite, which crashed about 15,000 years ago.
From the Beeb. Why we snicker.

Do Evil To Google. Now!

Any one else having trouble composing when a YouTube video has been embedded? We sure are, & we're getting very angry.

If only you chump-ass losers would get off your lard-asses & get to Mtn. View (an unspeakable shit-hole when we were Bay Area residents, & doubtless only made worse by Gurgle's presence there) w/ torches, pitchforks & some big-ass magnets w/ which to destroy their servers & everything stored on them.

Fucking Stanford/Hoover Institution assholes.

File this one under "Chopping off the hands of those who feed you shit, & shoving their hands up their asses before they bleed out."

Harvester Of Eyes

And spreader of lies about "his" job-creating, Mitt Romney.
TRANSCRIPT: Bain Capital is an investment partnership which was formed to invest in startup companies and ongoing companies, then to take an active hand in managing them and hopefully, five to eight years later, to harvest them at a significant profit…
Corn concludes:
In this clip, Romney mentioned that it would routinely take up to eight years to turn around a firm—though he now slams the president for failing to revive the entire US economy in half that time.

WAKE UP!!

And as expressed by poets.

More Mormon Milk

Well, well, we didn't know TIME® had hidden its stale shit behind a paywall (Kind of like locking a pint of Popov in the high-dollar liquor case at the supermarket, innit?) but they have, so thanks to Political Wire for providing some of this horseshit from supreme Washington Media Village hack Jon Meacham.
"By cultural and theological conditioning, Romney expects life to be difficult, even confounding -- hence the need for the analytical skills of a management consultant. Mormons are accustomed to conflict and expect persecution. The Mormon sense of destiny gives followers a part in a divine story, a larger saga of the conflict between good and evil, infusing their lives with both great purpose and keen pragmatism. Viewing Romney through the lens of the Mormon understanding of history helps explain his ambition, his devotion to personal liberty and his comfort with expediency.... As a devout Mormon leader, Romney knows his church history, and he knows that difficulty and doubt are inherent elements of life. The key thing is to remain faithful, to serve, to press ahead -- to the next territory that might welcome you, to the next voter who might decide to give you a chance."
"His comfort w/ expediency." In the English of truth this would be expressed: "Romney lies like a rug, w/ the complete approval of his religion," but of course an Episcopalian suckwad like Meacham is too politehas too big a stick up his ass to express something so vulgar (or true).

Theocracy? You Tell Us.

For added kicks, let's look at the opening paragraph of Meacham's poop:
On the eve of America's bicentennial in 1976, a leading authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rose to speak at the Mormons' biannual General Conference in Salt Lake City. "Can we maintain our basic freedoms, peace and prosperity for another 200 years?" he asked, rhetorically, before continuing, "The answer to this question is yes, if we shall individually repent and conform to the laws of the God of this land, who is Jesus Christ."
As conveniently interpreted for you by a bunch of wretched old men who call themselves prophets. Remember, this was two yrs. before the old men decided that "colored people" were OK by them. Sort of.

Some previous coverage of how you fucking sheep are being lied to on a daily basis.

More Abuse & Threats For A Moron

Oh look, here is the cretin who developed Battery Bar, one shit named Chris Thompson:
Legible:

Source Code

Development has ceased on Task Reporter and somewhere along the way, I lost the original source code.

If you'd like to see the source, use .NET Reflector to disassemble the executable.
Jesus fuck, he "lost the original source code?" What the hell? If he has a dick, he's lucky it's permanently attached. (Although that can be changed, if you know what we mean.)

Luckily for jerk-off Thompson he appears to be a dirty filthy foreign person who is 16 hrs. ahead of us (east cost of Australia, then) & therefore pretty much unreachable in the flesh that we would strip from his bones were we to get a hold of him. Not that we wouldn't swim the Pacific to seriously hurt this guy & fuck his mother in return for the anxiety & wasted time he caused us. Five mins. worth of suffering on our part, at least.

WARNING!! DANGER!!

Do not install the piece of shit program "Battery Bar" on your devil-box, no matter how many morons recommend it, as it will make your taskbar useless; not a good thing when your desktop isn't cluttered w/ icons & you start most programs from the taskbar.

(The list of those who will be put against a wall & shot when the revolution comesany fucking day now increases by one. Do these people know w/ whom they have fucked?)

Search Bait From The Spam Trap

sex between photographer brother and model sister guys in jockstraps helicopter porn scene video clip university of lagos postgraduate school website

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ours Too!

Down w/ our cuzzes in ELA!
A barista explained that the most popular drink was the caramel Frappuccino.
Commenter L Kay can go fuck him- or herself, however:
Yikes! Over 410 calories in a 16 ounce Caramel Frap. I hope those making it the most popular drink are having the drinks as very occasional treats and not as a frequently-consumed item. No wonder Type 2 diabetes and childhood obesity are on the rise.
Nannies are Nazis!

Milk Before The Meat

Considering that his cultish con job of a religion is based on lies that shouldn't fool any semi-rational third-grader, & that said religion is happy to lie about itself in its attempts to con more suckers, why is anyone mystified by the non-stop bullshit that spews from Romney & his campaign?We certainly aren't, but we're much more knowledgeable than the clowns who run the nat'l. media, who are somehow amazed that lying sacks of shit lie like rugs. Which commandment is the "No Lying" one again, people of faith?

Robot Threat Continues

It is the official position of Just Another Blog (From L.A.)™ that we do not want our toaster or any other kitchen appliances connected to the Internet, wireless or otherwise. What is wrong w/ these people?

Too Late!

Warned of the robot menace/plague & suddenly we are advised "There is a problem w/ your battery, so your computer might shut down suddenly."

What the fuck? Four yrs. of using the damn thing 16/18 hrs. a day (seldom on battery power, by the way) 99 out of 100 days & it goes bad? How much will this cost us?

No Humans Required

Younger people are fucked. We will be dead. Capitalists & their Jee-ziz freak buddies will do a 180 & be calling for mandatory abortions, sterilizations & euthanasia to reduce the dependent population. Ha ha, fuck you, humanoid loser.
One possibly positive result:
Among the robot-era rich, the big winners might be landlords and resource owners, whose income does not depend on doing things that computer programs might do better, but merely on ownership of particular parcels of property. Mineral rights owners might be tomorrow’s answer to today’s hedge fund tycoons. Of all forms of wealth, passive income from the ownership of property is the least justified in terms of personal merit or effort. Look for anti-landlord campaigns like that of Henry George in the 19th century to make a comeback in the 21st.
Why fucking wait? Kill them now, & use a robot to do it!

The Good Life*

Managed to sleep from about 0330 until 1345. Squares w/ jobs are invited to reëxamine their pathetic fucking existences & the horrible choices they made that put them there.

Nothing like being morally superior.
*Original Freudian slip/typo title: "The Goof Life."

Atonement

The Christ-killersJews have started their half-assed one day of fasting. Their fellow Abrahamic fuck-faces, the Muslins, must really believe in a gawd, because during their stupid Ramalamadingdong festival, they half-fast for a month, not just the one day the Hebes require.

Either way it's bullshit. Note how the CatholicsChildren's Church of Perversion has a festival of denial themselves, but those rapists only give up meat, jacking off, humping the helpless or whatever for a mo. or so, & don't even fast.

Guess we know who'll win the big religious war: The most serious fasters, obviously.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Six Fucking Wks.

Six wks. of interminable-seeming suffering until the election, seven wks. or so until the unreconstructed cretins, morons, idiots, & imbeciles that compose America hit Peak Wingnut & rise up in revolution against the usurper. That's a landslide we'll be happy to see: Crackers vs. the U.S. Army. (Minus the deserters, of course.) They'll be spread out in a fine pinkish slime all over those roads they didn't build.

Bring it, you fucking losers.

Monday, September 24, 2012

New Ottoman Empire

Crikey, what a maroon! Someone please put Louie & the rest of the nation out of his & our suffering.

Song Of The Wk. & V.O.

V.O., preferred by some locally.

Hope Springs Eternal

Fingers crossed this is the solution.
New virus, or mole? Either way we want it to kill you all.
British health authorities have alerted the U.N. of a new respiratory virus in a severely ill patient from Qatar.

The man was sickened by a coronavirus, which causes most common colds but also causes SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome. In 2003, SARS killed hundreds of people, mostly in Asia, in a short-lived outbreak.

Britain's Health Protection Agency said in a statement late Sunday that the 49-year-old patient had recently traveled to Saudi Arabia.

The U.N. health agency says virus samples from the patient were almost identical to those of a 60-year-old Saudi national who died earlier this year.

The World Health Organization says it is trying to determine the public health implications of the two cases but isn't currently recommending travel restrictions.

Hatin' On America For The Wrong Reasons

Right wing doodie-heads type shit about America.
So I gather, anyhow, from The New Leviathan: The State Versus the Individual in the 21st Century and Future Tense: The Lessons of Culture in an Age of Upheaval, two compilations of jeremiads by the conservatives’ intellectual crème de la froth. Individually published in pamphlet form over the past three years by Encounter Books honcho Roger Kimball, the essays of The New Leviathan aim to bring, he says, “an 18th-century sense of political urgency and rhetorical wit” to the modern age.
Bring back the rhetorical wit & politics of 1720!

These now-bookified pamphlets feature many regular NRO contributors; where else to go for hateful idiocy w/ a fine patina of pretension & psuedo-intellect? Lines are drawn, however; this shit is serious, & no Jonahs need apply:
It’s worth remembering that Kimball’s contributors represent the respectable—indeed, in their own minds, the high-minded—face of conservative thinking. (Pimples on the body politic’s rump like, say, Jonah Goldberg are blessedly MIA, although it may go without saying that the heterodox likes of David Frum are too.) Yet with few exceptions, Richard Hofstadter’s “paranoid style” is in full cry. Never particularized as to personnel but clearly meaning us no good, shadowy entities like “globalists” and “the international Left” flit malignantly through essay after essay, like the Comintern trying out a casual-Fridays look.
Further proof about Charles Murray:
Then somebody parodying Charles Murray—apparently with Murray’s permission, since his byline isn’t in quotes—applies “historiometric methods” to determine the preconditions for a great culture. Anyone capable of claiming that “artistic elites have been conspicuously nihilist for the last century” is destined to sound brainy only on Twitter, but Murray futzes around a good deal before his roundhouse punch: “Religiosity is indispensable to a major stream of artistic accomplishment.”
Enough w/ the reiteration already; read it yourself.

Did We Miss Anything?

Barely aware the Emmys® were on last night; could not possibly, &c. ...

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Footsball Riot?

Crowd at NFL game in Baltimore chanting "BULLSHIT!" very clearly over the publicNBC's airwaves, in reaction to scab referees.

Announcer Al Michaels on the labor issues: "Who knows who's right or wrong ... yada yada." Bullshit. Screw you, Al.

Walled Garden Report

Iran Announces Plan To Launch Domestic Internet By March 2013 (And To Block Google Today)

No word as to whether Mark Zuckerberg or any of the other Facebook founders were assisting the Iranians w/ their effort.

Self-Deportation

Once things get crummy enough (or are made miserable enough) they'll self-deport, sez Romney.

Apparently this is also popular w/ people who have no place to deport themselves but heaven, or elsewhere.
Suicide is now the leading cause of injury-related death in America, and the economy may be to blame
(Maybe Mitt will give these losers the old posthumous baptism & they can find work under him when he moves on up to his own planet.)
An extremely disturbing new study published in the American Journal of Public Health finds that suicides have replaced car accidents as the leading cause of injury-related death in the U.S. This is partly because deaths from automobile accidents are down* — that’s the good news.

But the truly catastrophic news is that the suicide rate has increased dramatically: between 2000 and 2009, according to data from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, deaths by suicide went up by 15%, and deaths from poisoning increased by a whopping 128%. Moreover, researchers say that many of the poisoning deaths, which are labeled as “accidental,” may actually be intentional. According to the study’s author, Professor Ian Rockett, an epidemiologist at West Virginia University, “Suicides are terribly undercounted; I think the problem is much worse than official data would lead us to believe.” He added “there may be 20 percent or more unrecognized suicides.”
Note well: From 2000 to 2009, under the George W. Bush administration. Maybe he could kill himself in solidarity. Or choke on to death on a fucking pretzel.
*This is only because people can't afford to drive as much as when they had money. If the economy picks up there'll be more hamburger on the highways.

W/ Jesus Now

Our cable system having (after a mere nine yrs. of negotiation) agreed just yesterday to carry the NFL Network, we will be worshiping at the Church of Football (American) rather than surfing the Internet & posting inane drivel today.

Oh look, Cleveland ... uh, no ... Cincy & Wash., wait, now it's N'awlins/somewhere ... no, back to Cincy & Wash., a flag is tossed ... 'Niners/Vikings now ...

Amen.

Sunday Sermon

OUTRAGE!!
25 yrs. moaning about this? Really.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Memories, Palm Trees

From hither
Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to the scene at 1412 N. Martel Ave. just after noon today, but it was too late for the tree trimmer.
& yon:
The male victim is at least 30 feet off the ground at 1412 N. Martel Ave., and will likely remain there for several hours as firefighters determine the best way to remove the body.
A deal to us, as we lived at 1430 N. Martel from 1974-85, when we moved to the 3600 (or so) blk. of Effie St., close to this property advertised for US$20.00/mo. in Dec. 1934. 51 yrs. later, our three-room dump ran US$600.00/mo. And it was a literal dump: No heat, broken windows, eventually we had to drill a hole in the wall & let the kitchen sink drain onto the porch.
Not actually so near to Sunset & Hoover.
Tip o' the M.B. chapeau to Jesus Sanchez of The Eastsider for e-mailing us the actual advert.

Rent when we moved into the Martel address was US$232.50/mo. (The $2.50 might have been for the refrigerator.)

Questions yada ... (ANSWERED-UPDATED)

The concerned & committed computer user will ask himself "Are we really going to watch that hoor Jewel whoring for Mall★Wart in that tab that's been open the last three days?"

UPDATE (2040PDT 22 September 2012): Turns out yes.
I HATE the cancer that is wal-mart. If wal-mart was a nazi concentration camp, Jewel would be the ss guard working the gas chamber. horsesflu2 hours ago
NB: Jewel whores for Mall★Wart, not K-Mart. An error in the original version of this item stated the opposite. Big fucking difference, huh?

NC2A Ivy League Re-Cap

Cornell 3542, Yale 06 at the halfend of the third quarter. Suck on that, eggheads!

Fall Is Fallen

Put your white threads back in the closet & start dressing like a pimp again!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Weak ... Obama Bows To Enraged Kiwis

Another Obama administration official is on an appeasement and apology tour, this time going next-door to the very bottom of the world just to let a tiny island nation of simple sheep-herding (but English-speaking, if you know what I mean) folk push us around by being anti-nuclear and keeping our sailors off their silly beaches. No one would even exist without those little atomic nucleons, which the whiny anti-nuke liberals/science people should know; where these shepherds get goofy ideas like that I don't know, but Obama's Defense Czar is whispering and needs to grow a pair of big sticks and put on his man-pants too.
(Reuters) - The United States has lifted a ban on visits by New Zealand warships to U.S. defense and coast guard bases around the world, further thawing relations after a 26-year stand-off on nuclear issues.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made the announcement during a visit to New Zealand on Friday. He said Washington would lift restrictions on military exercises and facilitate more talks with New Zealand even though Wellington maintains its long-held nuclear-free stance.

For the first time since the suspension of the ANZUS Treaty in 1986, Washington will allow individual visits by Royal New Zealand Navy ships to U.S. Department of Defense or Coast Guard facilities in the United States and around the world, Panetta said in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city.
Following such a display of weakness I expect more dead American diplomats within hours. Their blood will be on your hands, Nobama.

Still More Filler

Seeing just how irksome the new & immutable interfaces in Blogger are, we noticed the stats & keywords for the last few hrs.
Bow wow wow.

Improvement: Now opens the preview page each time the preview button is clicked; previously it only did so the first time the button was clicked. Worth it?

Nelson Muntz Moment

Several high-end paintings and a 2010 red Porsche Carrera 4S are among $10 million worth of luxury goods missing from a home in Santa Monica that was burglarized last week while the resident was on a trip, authorities said Wednesday. 
Police are investigating the theft, which included paintings by such artists as California Impressionist painter Guy Rose and landscape artist Hanson Duvall Puthuff. Also stolen were five luxury watches, wine and cash. 
The burglary occurred at a home in the 500 block of 12th Street between 3 p.m. Sept. 12 and 8 p.m. Friday, according to a Santa Monica police statement.
We were in S.M. on Monday, dammit. This week, not last. Here is a picture of the crane that currently dominates the downtown S.M. skyline.
You see a red Porsche in here, officer?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Song We Like ...

... that wasn't available on the YouTube until semi-recently."... that the President had died/But it didn't bother me 'cause I was still alive."

Screw This Pirate Bullshit

19 September is not fucking "Talk Like a Pirate Day," it is the day gun-shot American president Jimbo Garfield expired, way, way back there in 1881.

Born on this date (in 1980): Canadian songstresses Tegan & Sara.

Other deaths on this date: Skeeter Davis, 2004.Can't get any more mawkish, can you?

UPDATE (1050PDT 19 September 2012): Also, a web log has a birthday.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Axis Of Evil

David Frum types it like it is:
The background to so much of the politics of the past four years is the mood of apocalyptic terror that has gripped so much of the American upper class.

Hucksters of all kinds have battened on this terror. They tell them that free enterprise is under attack; that Obama is a socialist, a Marxist, a fascist, an anti-colonialist. Only by donating to my think tank, buying my book, watching my network, going to my movie, can you - can we - stop him before he seizes everything to give to his base of "bums," as Charles Murray memorably called them.

And what makes it all both so heart-rending and so outrageous is that all this is occurring at a time when economically disadvantaged Americans have never been so demoralized and passive, never exerted less political clout. No Coxey's army is marching on Washington, no sit-down strikes are paralyzing factories, no squatters are moving onto farmer's fields. Occupy Wall Street immediately fizzled, there is no protest party of the political left.

The only radical mass movement in this country is the Tea Party, a movement to defend the interests of elderly incumbent beneficiaries of the existing welfare state. Against that movement is a government of liberal technocrats dependent on campaign donations from a different faction of the American super-rich than that which backs Mitt Romney himself.

From the greatest crisis of capitalism since the 1930s, the rights and perquisites of wealth have emerged undiminished - and the central issue in this election is whether those rights and perquisites shall be enhanced still more, or whether they should be allowed to slip back to the level that prevailed during the dot.com boom.

Yet even so, the rich and the old are scared witless! Watch the trailer of Dinesh D'Souza's new movie to glimpse into their mental universe: chanting swarthy mobs, churches and banks under attack, angry black people grabbing at other people's houses.

It's all a scam, but it's a spectacularly effective scam. Mitt Romney tried to make use of the scam, and now instead has fallen victim to it himself.
Christ, what assholes.

Death Wish Up-Date

We suppose it would be too stupid & obvious at this point if Romney campaign plane Hair Farce One were to meet an unfortunate end, giving arrogant & stupid sick fuck William Kristol the Ryan-Rubio ticket he feels he deserves.

Besides, we'd like Willard Mitt Romney to suffer a bit before he is shuffled off to his new planet which he will populate w/ his spirit babies.

The Way Of All Flesh

Went to the continental edge & discovered that in the two yrs. & a few mos. since we last visited the croaker we've gained almost two stone. Oink.

Also disappointing: While the Santa Monica Arby's® is no more, the Wendy's® promised to replace it remains in the future.
In ruins.
Apparently few of these hat-shaped signs remain.
Couldn't get any rare sci-fi either.
Just kidding. It's been there for yrs.; never seen it open.

Song Of The Day

Because we just heard it played as an outro on telebision.Small world after all.

Corporations Are Countries Too, My Friend

The United States of Lexus, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese giant Toyota.