Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bimbo Eruption Explained

Nut-picking, sure. And?
Ragspierre says:
…a party that was well out of touch with the demographic, generational, and ideological changes quietly transforming the electorate.
Well, PARTLY true.  Across all ages, Romney won the with Anglos.  He won with men, if the early numbers I saw were right.
What he did not win were “victim classes” the Collective has cut out of the American people, including a new one: “Julia”.
I take exception with your title, McQ.  It breaks rationally with the content.
Being a minority party…and the conservative coalition is NOT…is not the same as going out of existence, is it?  The nation has moved away from conservative ideology before, and been brought back.  I’m not convinced that it has moved away in our time, and the election results don’t support a vast shift outside of California and New York.  Recent history, in fact, shows the opposite.
Both you and Cook make a raft of assumptions about “being out of touch” that I still think the information does not support.
Bill Whittle pointed out something in a recent FireWall that I’d never heard before, and certainly bears investigating; among conservatives who are NOT REGISTERED to vote, the primary reason they give is avoiding jury duty.  That is astounding.
Winning elections is important.  But what you will DO with the power of an office is a LOT more important, and I am by no means convinced we need a radical retooling of what we believe.  Especially on BAD information…while harboring a rout mentality.
What part of limited government and individual liberty do you propose to drop for popularity?
This must be denial: Whites & men, esp. white men, because victims & women. "NOT a minority, a member of a grand coalition!!" (Offer not available in Calif. or N.Y.)

Is this humor?
looker says:
“and I am by no means convinced we need a radical retooling of what we believe.”

Herein lies the problem – if we were standing next to Tonto at this point in the joke he’d be saying “what do you mean ‘we’ paleface”.

We can comfort ourselves thinking those who believe roughly what we believe just couldn’t be motivated to vote, or we can acknowledge that perhaps the Erbs and their ilk have taken a better control than we give them credit for.  I’m your cockeyed optimist and I believe it CAN come back our way, but the voting public apparently decided for the moment to buy the quack medicine that the Democrats believe will make us all better.
New code: "Erbs." Hmmm ... nothing in the obligatory but short search to indicate what an "Erb" & its ilk would be in this context. Any guesses?

But all of the above was mere context. If anyone's gotten this far, here is the full dope on today's scandal:
Neo says:
… but God help Julia if with her ObamaCare contraceptive coverage she should decide to become a “military groupie” because the FBI will be coming around to determine the appropriateness of her life style.
Leave it to a bunch of Democrats to create a “target rich” sexual environment then bring in the “modesty police.”
The Democrats are really blowing it if this guy's giving credit where due & the Dems indeed invented sex. "The party that brought you sex" sounds like a winner.

Not The Party Of ...

Amateur exorcist & volcano-ignorer Piyush "Bobby" Jindal, who is also the governor of one of the (former) Confederate States, quoted in POLITICO, via Political Wire:
"We've got to make sure that we are not the party of big business, big banks, big Wall Street bailouts, big corporate loopholes, big anything. We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys."
American voters, surveyed:
But the interesting numbers come in the answers to the question on Romney’s policies. Not surprisingly, 87 percent of Obama supporters said the Mittster’s policies favored the rich, while 0 percent said they favored the poor. Among Romney’s own supporters, only 10 percent said his policies favored the rich and, just like Obama supporters, 0 percent said that they favored the poor.

That’s a flat 0 percent across the board who said Romneynomics favored the poor.

Now, 0 percent is a number you don’t come across very often in polling. Usually, you can count on 2 or 3 percent of respondents to hear the question wrong and answer accordingly. But in this case, in a poll of nearly 20,000 people, there was absolute consensus: Nobody, but nobody, thought Romney cared enough about the poor to do anything for them. Nevermind Paul Ryan’s protestations, or those of various GOP polemicists, that supply-side trickle-down would benefit the poor more than any Democratic policies would. Ryan not only failed to convince Obama’s supporters of this, he didn’t convince any of his own and Romney’s supporters, either.
Good luck fucking that chicken, y'all.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Military Society

Now, we all's jes' simple god-hatin' folk, not up on the society world & all its etiquette & euphemism, but does "social liaison"

Jill Kelley, social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base, is mystery woman Paula Broadwell harassed via email leading to FBI probe

mean she's in charge of the sex workers? Or is it more like a groupies for baby-killers deal?

Hey, this Daily News is alright!

Two Videos, One Song

The Editrix of Wonkette was plagiarizinghomage-ing today,
It’s like the Dad never even listens when the son is trying to tell him he’s gonna vote later. All he wanted was to go vote. And he wouldn’t give it to him. Just a vote! And people say he’s crazy? When he went to your schools and your churches and your institutional learning facilities? He’s not on drugs. He just wants to vote!
which inspired a search for this,as opposed to this one, which does not feature our friend John Dorr as the Army officer at (3:22).

A Personal Message For Ann Romney

Comments are disabled for this video.
From, via Weird Dave in the comments down there.

One Lies, The Others Swear To It

How is this spin suddenly everywhere, Journo-List-style? It's as if there really were a vast right-wing noise machine blasting faxes to gated communities nationwide.

The president didn’t win with a ‘magnificent’ get-out-the-vote operation. It was his relentless negative ads that discouraged and disillusioned the Republican and independent voters Romney needed, says Michael Medved.

For Medved to bitch about negative attack campaigning (i.e., showing Romney for what he is) when the Prez has been vilified & demonized w/ the fantasies & delusions of a paranoid right-wing is just another peak reached in his attempt to climb all the mountains of hypocrisy.

Upon reaching this summit, M.M. turns on his projector & lets Karl Rove shine his light through:
He and his supporters succeeded in discouraging and disillusioning the Republican and independent voters whom Romney needed for victory. In post-election comments, GOP strategist Karl Rove argued that the Obama campaign succeeded by deliberately “suppressing the vote,” a response to Democratic accusations of Republican “voter suppression” schemes. Although most opinion leaders dismissed Rove’s observation as the sour grapes whining of a notably sore loser, it’s impossible to argue with his numbers: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan drew 1.3 million fewer votes than the allegedly hapless ticket of John McCain and Sarah Palin.

Given the undeniable fact that some significant number of voters who backed Obama last time switched their support to Romney in 2012, helping to produce the president’s 7.6 million decline in support, several million Americans who cast ballots for McCain-Palin four years ago must have chosen to stay home for this election.
To which we can only bold that one admission of straight-up protection/reaction & add: So? (Under our breath we muttered, "Fuck both of you gasbags.")

The most creative (& revealing) take on the GOP blast fax that generated all this (Seriously. Where did it come from?) has to be Grover Norquist & his "poopy-head" entry.Elections don't matter any more. All the lower marginal rates talk is pure crap too. All of it:Hey America! Remember the good old days when if a man lied to another man's face he'd be taken to the street & horsewhipped? The days when a flim-flamming snake-oil salesman would be run out of town on a rail, decorated in tar & feathers? Where has that America gone, America?

Even more amusing is the decision to rationalize or explain or whatever Romney's loss by crying that, in a campaign, campaigning is unfair. The Obama campaign had the gall to keep their mailing lists up to date, for example, as we noted yesterday. And more than once the scurrilous accusation Obama made ("Romney caused cancer!") is followed by the whiner saying the Romney campaign didn't answer the scurrility. Conclusion: The Republican campaign sucked, & Obama approved this negative message. We can only wonder why the Romney campaign never responded. Could it be that Romney did cause cancer?

Just one more example of research: A paragraph or four from the snooty version, as typed by whoever drew the short straw-man at Ye Olde American Spectator.
Why was a record of economic blight and general discontent insufficient to unseat Obama?

Obama ran a highly negative campaign, correctly deducing that he could maintain his coalition of constituencies even as he alienated nearly half the country with his resort to class warfare. In this he was aided by Romney's tactical mistakes and an Obama-compliant media.

Romney, depicted relentlessly by the Obama campaign as an out-of-touch, stone-hearted, job-exporting Bourbon and robber baron (who has actually given vast sums to charitable causes, including the fortune he inherited), made the tactical error of doing little to counter the fusillade of character assassination during the vital May-July period. He dealt with confidence-eroding allegations about his time at Bain Capital in a dilatory fashion. Achieving a stellar first presidential debate performance, he failed to press his advantage in the two subsequent debates.

Obama also calculated extremely well how to leverage the American demographic shift of recent years. He was able to keep the constituencies he attracted in 2008 with promises and hand-outs. Offensive utterances on rape by Republicans Senate candidates Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin eroded the female vote for Romney. And, perhaps most importantly, Romney faltered not only tactically but strategically when it came to the fast growing Latino vote.
Drag out the multi-syllabics if you like, but you can't convince us that somehow both horses in the race lost.

Golden Idols Tarnished

First brave baby-killer Petraeus, now the voice of Elmo. More proof
S-E-X is nasty & shameful. Stop it, as Ann Romney would say.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Maybe. Maybe Not ...

Election Night we surfed by John Fund on his voter fraud hobby-horse offering a whopping three examples: Poll workers (or watchers, he's not sure either) something, "concerns" of Federal vans being used for something, & something a judge(s) something, around (42:45).No actually fraudulent votes noted but don't give up yet fraud fans, not all the information is in. Other shocking Obama-trocities (40:45): The campaign kept mailing lists up to date!

Not that we saw it all. (You couldn't make us watch Fred Barnes w/ a gun to our head.) but it's over for these people. Seeing their crests fall at each update was icing on the cake of Fund admitting that there was no fraud. Yet.

And how long ago should Pat Robertson have been eased out? Does he require the services of a personal drool wrangler yet? Catch his segue at the end of the Fund segment. Marriage fan Maggie Gallagher follows that, trying to be cheerful about various state referenda, while admitting they're all in blue states. And she mentions the Iowa justice she wants out. Who is staying. ("Vote for revenge?" That's wrong, isn't it?)

Did you know? "Obama has been ruling by executive fiat; he just ignores Congress & just, y'know, he thinks he's the Anointed One" (53:45) as Pat lets some dude (Jimmy Falwell no longer being available) do the subtle scolding.

Look & listen well: When these weasels have passed from the earth we're not likely to see their like again.

For Example

When was it decided the college hoops season would open on the flight decks of museum aircraft carriers? Or not.
On the coast w/ the most, & the city w/ the most retired vets.
Christopher Hanewinckel, US Presswire

First Irony

Then they killed sarcasm.Eulogy here.

"You Didn't Share!"

NOT SAFE FOR WORK! (Sounds like us on a rage bender. Keep away from children, not just from your colleagues.)Wow. We had no idea. Lovely version w/ the pseudo-Froggy musical bed brought to our attention by IFTHETHUNDERDONTGETYA™³²®©, chez M. LeBâtard.

A Hero Ain't Nothin' But A Sandwich

Required for This Date in History. It appears the Nazional Football League & possibly some other organizations have decided that all of November is Veterans Month, as the drones among us for whom professional football is a subset of the television-gazing existence can doubtless attest.

Here is the juicy, delicious marrow from deep w/in Greenwald's column. Yum:
There are several revealing lessons about this media swooning for Petraeus even as he exits from a scandal that would normally send them into tittering delight. First, military worship is the central religion of America's political and media culture. The military is by far the most respected and beloved institution among the US population - a dangerous fact in any democracy - and, even assuming they wanted to (which they don't), our brave denizens of establishment journalism are petrified of running afoul of that kind of popular sentiment.

Recall the intense controversy that erupted last Memorial Day when MSNBC's Chris Hayes gently pondered whether all soldiers should be considered "heroes". His own network, NBC, quickly assembled a panel on the Today Show to unanimously denounce him in the harshest and most personal terms ("I hope that he doesn't get more viewers as a result of this...this guy is like a – if you've seen him...he looks like a weenie" - "Could you be more inappropriate on Memorial Day?"), and Hayes then subjected himself to the predictable ritual of public apology (though he notably did not retract the substance of his remarks).

Hayes was forced (either overtly or by the rising pressure) to apologize because his comments were blasphemous: of America's true religion. At virtually every major sporting event, some uber-patriotic display of military might is featured as the crowd chants and swoons. It's perfectly reasonable not to hold members of the military responsible for the acts of aggression ordered by US politicians, but that hardly means that the other extreme - compelled reverence - is justifiable either.
Now back to football (where a commercial for the Marines greets us). Ooh-rah!

Song Of The Wk.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Doubling Down

The day after the election, as Republican strategists diced the demographics of their loss — Hispanics and young people went with President Obama — the push was already on to make the GOP more inclusive and reflective of the country. The party needed to gather up more of the middle. In other words, it needed to tame the tea partyers who had moved the party to the right.

It was precisely this mentality that energized Emma Runion and her husband, John, to dig in even harder.

After gathering her signs Wednesday morning, Emma went to her computer. First she scanned it for spyware. “Hackers were very busy last night,” she said. Her second order of business was dropping Fox News as her home page, annoyed with the network for pitching in the towel so early and calling Obama the winner. Her new home page: the Blaze, the Glenn Beck-run news site.
It just gets better.
Emma pulled open her pantry. “We are not preppers,” she said, revealing a normal food closet instead of one preparing for anarchy. Canned pears. Canned pumpkin. Sugar. Peanut butter. Dog treats. There was no survival food, but they were planning on stocking up on guns and ammo.

“We’ll probably get a long gun and a short gun,” Emma said. “We’ve already got our concealed carry permits; we just need to be finger­printed.” That last step was the one that made her hesitant. “Once you are registered, they know who you are. Most firearms now are chipped” for tracking.
We're pretty damn sure that's complete bullshit.
They worried that Obama would now downsize the military — “MacDill is going to be a ghost town,” Emma said of the Air Force base in Tampa — to build his own military consisting of the National Guard, the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration.

“Right-wing nut” is what Emma playfully calls herself, a reference to Obama once categorizing extreme conservatives as fringe. John is less playful, especially when it comes to Obama.

“This guy, who is he?” asked John, at the kitchen counter. “He’s Buddhist, he’s Muslim, he’s Christian. When he addresses the Muslims, he speaks Muslim. When he addresses blacks, he goes into that black dialect. It’s creepy.”

He stirred his oatmeal. “To know this guy is going to have power for the next four years, that’s disturbing.”
Knowing this deluded son-of-a-bitch has two fucking guns is what's disturbing.


Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Saturday, November 10, 2012 -- 4:56 PM EST ----- The director general of the BBC has resigned in the wake of a controversial broadcast on child sexual abuse, the BBC announced Saturday night.

The director, George Entwistle, issued a statement saying, “I have decided that the honorable thing to do is to step down.”

No relation, we assume.Damn, the Ox has been dead 10 yrs. now. That's a long time to be dead.

Drop Dead

At Their Mercy

Cable, landline & Internet all off from just after whenever we woke up until whatever time it was a little while ago.

At least the DVR functions unconnected. We were able to view much of The Giant Claw while the real or live world was gone.

If we gave a shit we'd diversify our outside connections. At least we had the mobile w/ which to bug The Cable Monopoly. Fucking socialists.


Friday, November 9, 2012

Where Was Jesus?

Remember this guy, who went from a mere 200,000 signatures on his Internet petition to 1,600,000? Where'd he & his 1.6 million voters go? Really, what happened? Was it the skewed polls?
Missing in action.
Ooops, wrong website. Try this one.


Uh-oh. Someone's in trouble.
To the roof to light the Money-signal!
Christ, what an asshole.
One must wonder how much Col. Congressman Mr. West sees of whatever is raised . Disclaimer:
REVIVE AMERICA USA operates as a social welfare organization organized under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to REVIVE AMERICA USA are not deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes.

and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's agent or committee.


Friday Night Pogo In Frisco

Mit: UXA (!), The Dils, The Avengers, The Sleepers, Mutants.

Time To Worm The Body Politic?

Peter Lemiska is a military veteran and former Senior Special Agent of the U.S. Secret Service. He holds a BA in psychology, and his commentaries can be found at renewamerica.com and various other political websites.
Obama’s election in 2008 might have been attributed to a naïve electorate that saw a new kind of politician, one filled with inspiration and hope. Or perhaps it was nothing more than mindless enthusiasm generated by America’s first African-American President.  With this election, we now know that the country has fundamentally changed.  It’s been remolded by Socialists and Communists who have wormed their way into our government, the news media, and our education system.  The younger generation has been particularly influenced.  One poll shows that 60 percent of the youth vote went to Obama.

This election suggests that the America of past generations is gone.  The Obama supporters have forgotten, or never learned those values that made the country great, like hard work, personal responsibility, and selflessness.  They have long ago forgotten the inspirational words of John F. Kennedy, Democratic leader from a bygone era, who called for some of that selflessness when he proclaimed, “Ask not what your country can do for you...”  That’s exactly what today’s voters are asking.  They are inspired by promises of free contraceptives, free health care, and free education.  In fact, they demand nothing less than cradle-to-tomb care guaranteed by the government, and funded by the taxpayer.

There was another world leader from Kennedy’s era who comes to mind.  He said something not particularly inspirational, but just as memorable.  In 1956, Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR, predicted the demise of Capitalism and free enterprise, announcing to the West, “We will bury you.”  Fifty six years later, his prediction has come to pass.

Shorter Andrew Klavan

The Long Game
Three areas the Right should address, financially and intellectually
"As the brainwashed American public & the evil Hollywood producers who wash their brains have no interest in any of my art (For I am an artist.) please give me & my fellow conservative artists money, preferably in the form of a tax-free grant or award (For infrastructure!) so we'll be able to reverse liberal influence in the culture & restore the free market by making movies about what swell dudes businessmen are."
     — Mr. Klavan, in the Hudson Institute's City Journal.

Losers Continue Gambling

Haters Continue Gloating

We may be over it by the wknd. Monday or so.
Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, in February.
Mr. Adelson, the biggest single donor in political history,
supported eight candidates through "super PACs."
All of them lost on Tuesday.
Patrick T. Fallon for The New York Times
At the private air terminal at Logan Airport in Boston early Wednesday, men in unwrinkled suits sank into plush leather chairs as they waited to board Gulfstream jets, trading consolations over Mitt Romney’s loss the day before.

“All I can say is the American people have spoken,” said Kenneth Langone, the founder of Home Depot and one of Mr. Romney’s top fund-raisers, briskly plucking off his hat and settling into a couch.

The biggest single donor in political history, the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, mingled with other Romney backers at a postelection breakfast, fresh off a large gamble gone bad. Of the eight candidates he supported with tens of millions of dollars in contributions to “super PACs,” none were victorious on Tuesday.
Neener neener from The NYT.

Gen. Betray Us

Remember? And extra funny.

It would appear they were correct. Certainly the General betrayed Mrs. General Petraeus. Fucking assholes, it's time to finish purging our nation of the upper classes & their toadies in public service & establish a peoples' democracy.

Meanwhile sad sack suck-up Mark Halperin (Speaking of motherfucking toadies. Cheese Louise.) is licking Petraeus up down & sideways on MSNBC. What a great intellectual, so respected, yada. Fuck you, jerk, it's over for you & everyone like you.

Added schadenfreude first brought to the nation's short attention span yesterday.

Reagan Exhumed, Propped Up

It's been threatened for yrs., & now they've finally done it:What a shame for them there hasn't been a Republican President since Reagan & they don't have a more recent hero.

Life-Size Housewives Of Jacksonville

Elaina Moran takes a picture of Debra Vining with a life-size cut out of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Romney Victory Headquarters South Jacksonville on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky)
Bottle blonds & Mr. Cardboard.
Or, Losers II.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Yellow-Tufted Ant-Feeder

Up-Dated Bile Recap From Yesterday

UPDATED: Right-wing writers survey the wreckage. Now with more bile!

Every four yrs. they remember why & how much they hate America.

Esp. Calif. Cutting edge, bay-bee!!

The Golden State's stark message: America's changing demographics will give Democrats total control of Congress

Steve M. also recaps, w/ bonus Ted Nugent tweets.


Even better bigger. Click.
GOP supporters in Las Vegas watch as
Fox News calls the election for President Obama
Photo: John Locher (@locherphoto)

"Bill O'Reilly: 'The white establishment is now the minority'"

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Actual Data

Yesterday at Big Breitbart (Who remains dead, you know. Bet the election results would've attacked his heart anyway.) Big John Nolte did some factoiding (He likes to call it "reporting.") on his "Twitternets." The fact is, none of the libs he follows Twitter-reported any upticks in turnout in "their" Ohio counties so suck. On. This.

On CNN, the correspondent with the Obama campaign reported that Team Obama is telling her that they see nothing in the Ohio turnout that looks any different from what they expected -- in other words, the polls were correct.
Take that for what it's worth.
Below is some information from a GOP source; actual data. It doesn't tell us everything but it does tell us something.
I am watching the Twitternets where I follow even more left-wing media types than my fellow Righties. If there's actual data showing Obama counties experience some kind of turnout surge, I haven't seen it, but I will report it if I do.
Quick update – turnout is up in GOP Geauga County, Ohio where McCain won with 57% of the vote and down in Athens County, the home of Ohio University and where Obama won with 67% in 2008. Early vote in Geauga? 125% of 2008. Athens? Down 10% from 2008.
SHOT: GOP county turnout up
ADDED from a GOP source:
Butler County (outside Cincinnati) where McCain won with 61% and Bush with 66%. Early voting was also good for Romney at 121% of 2008.
· Early voting was 121% of 2008
· McCain got 61 percent, Bush 66%
That's the data to wrap some context around this news report:
In Butler County, voters were out at polling spots before the doors opened, said Jocelyn Bucaro, deputy director of the Butler County Board of Elections.
Bucaro said there was a 30-minute line at the board of elections office, located at 1802 Princeton Road.
“We had lines at most polling locations at 6:30 a.m.,” she said. “Lines have quieted down and there’s a steady stream.”
Bucaro said she anticipates a total of 175,000 voters in Butler County casting a ballot this presidential election through absentee and in-person voting. She said a total of 46,387 absentee ballots have been cast in the county.

Surely one of our readers will be able to help us & look into what happened in those two counties he was on about.

Other bright stuff from Breitbart that we bookmarked:
This you could look at. It's stenography on behalf of the Romney campaign. We heard one or another suit-sporting idiot on MSNBC's Morning HoJoe, possibly a POLITICO drone, quoting the Romney release but not working the Catholic angle as much. At least not before we tuned out.

General idiocy & incitement:
As early voting continued in Houston on Friday, an incident occurred that should serve as a shocking reminder that there are those who care nothing about voting rules and integrity. Members of the NAACP took over a polling location and broke multiple election laws. Despite repeated requested by a poll watcher, to halt their activities, the NAACP members continued with their pro-Obama rhetoric and moving certain people from the back of the line to the front. This is what Americans need to watch for in the closing days.
Man. That was close. Really dodged a bullet there.

Get This, Fuck That!

We don't owe you fuckers anything & all we've got to say is:

Now all you people in majority cracker states & districts get to work running the collections of assholes you elected in 2010 the fuck out of town on a rail. Tar & feathers optional.

Everything Has Its Price


5 November 2012:
Even more embarrassing.
Legible, but you still can't read it:
At first glance, political opinion polls seems like the nadir of modern liberal democracy. In their special alchemy they congeal a sensitivity to the will of the people and an emphasis on mathematical exactitude. The poll is the culmination of the peculiar modern marriage of science and popular sovereignty, the technocratic and the democratic. To borrow from Hamilton, and by borrow I mean disfigure, the poll is the ultimate success of our “grand experiment in self-governance.”

Of course, on another interpretation, they are completely useless.
Points for congeal.


Oh man. Never again. Now bugger off, Mitt Romney, & take all your little friends w/ you! And that (white) horse on which you rode in.

The most significant thing (actually the only thing) that's crossed our mind as a result of this interminable mess is that this is the third consecutive POTUS who's been elected to a second term.

Second time it's happened, Jefferson, Madison & Monroe having done it a couple centuries ago. How do the last three winners stack up against those presidential powerhouses? Ha ha. Why do you hate America?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Queen Of Angels

Latest Results

Ball St. 24, Toledo 20, a min. remaining in the third quarter.


Polling Place

This we did not know, &, as a purist, we're not sure if it's "cool" or not.
Two great brands: America® & Bear Whiz Beer®!

Don't Scare Us Like That!

Thought we'd slipped the bonds of time for a second there.
From memeorandum 4 November 2012-2035PST

No Mas, Dammit!

Oh great, again in four mos.

ICYMI  (How Could  You?)

It Was 40 Yrs. Ago Today

Final result of the '72 campaign, election &, essentially, impeachment? You win if you said Ford!

Measure B

You decide:
Measure B. Safer Sex In the Adult Film Industry Act -- County of Los Angeles (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)
Shall an ordinance be adopted requiring producers of adult films to obtain a County public health permit, to require adult film performers to use condoms while engaged in sex acts, to provide proof of blood borne pathogen training course, to post permit and notices to performers, and making violations of the ordinance subject to civil fines and criminal charges?

The Big Flush

Monday, November 5, 2012

It Begins ...

New Hampshire's show-offy Dixville Notch & Hart's Location have voted!!
After 43 seconds of voting, Dixville Notch's 10 votes divided evenly — five for President Obama, five for Republican Mitt Romney.

In the other community, Hart's Location, which cast its 33 votes in five minutes, 42 seconds, Obama won 23 votes, Romney nine and Libertarian Gary Johnson one.

The towns have enjoyed their first-vote status since 1948, and it's a matter of pride to get everyone to the polls.

Hart's Location Selectman Mark Dindorf says you could call it a friendly competition to see who gets votes tallied first, although he says Hart's Location is a town and Dixville Notch is a precinct.
The AP via LAT.

Privatization: Never A Good Idea

Or, Don't Leave It To Beaver.

Homes near Carnation flooded
after beaver dam breaks

A spokesbeaver for the dam beavers was not available at press time.

In the second half of the video (2:50) human agency is mentioned. Leave those dams alone, you fools!

Why We Surrender

We just fucking give up because we've heard all this before (See also: "Hanging Chads" The Election of 2000 & Resulting Changes in the American Electoral System, unpublished.) over & over & over & over yet nothing ever changes. Now The New York Times offers another rehashing, in its O.G.L. Eisenhower-quoting tones of restraint & moderation. Who'll even notice? (Noticed at War in Context.)
Uncritical support of all things martial is quickly becoming the new normal for our youth. Hardly any of my students at the Naval Academy remember a time when their nation wasn’t at war. Almost all think it ordinary to hear of drone strikes in Yemen or Taliban attacks in Afghanistan. The recent revelation of counterterrorism bases in Africa elicits no surprise in them, nor do the military ceremonies that are now regular features at sporting events. That which is left unexamined eventually becomes invisible, and as a result, few Americans today are giving sufficient consideration to the full range of violent activities the government undertakes in their names

Were Eisenhower alive, he’d be aghast at our debt, deficits and still expanding military-industrial complex. And he would certainly be critical of the “insidious penetration of our minds” by video game companies and television networks, the news media and the partisan pundits. With so little knowledge of what Eisenhower called the “lingering sadness of war” and the “certain agony of the battlefield,” they have done as much as anyone to turn the hard work of national security into the crass business of politics and entertainment.
No wonder. Typed by a college professor. Does anyone doubt that the taxes of decent & real Americans are redistributed to this Marxist loser (A lifetime gov't. employee, it appears.) so he can teach his students to hate America?
Aaron B. O’Connell, an assistant professor of history at the United States Naval Academy and a Marine reserve officer, is the author of “Underdogs: The Making of the Modern Marine Corps.”

Lying, Rug-Style

Stolen via a Lawyers, Gubs & Money commenter, this Rick Perlstein item (from The Baffler) is just about worth* the effort. Our in-box is clogged w/ the same ol' crapola (The Mark Skousen one described was a recent visitor.) & we see the ads for free electricity, running your car on water, &c. on the rare occasions when we look out of our cocoon & visit NewsMax or any of its peers. Currently playing:
One hand washes the other.
There you have it. People who believe in secret joint replacement miracles also believe absurd conspiracy theories & support fiscal conservatism.

Unmentioned are the Utah-based nutritional supplement companies, which serve as a clear example of Galtian super-beings resisting socialism or something. This is what they mean when they scream that "Liberty & Freedom" are threatened by Big Bad Government.

The bigger theme is that blatant lying or total disregard for the truth or what. Ever. Is now part of the conservative/reactionary identity. And is a requirement for office-seeking.
*Good enough it wasn't worth our time to excerpt any of it.

42 Yrs. Ago

A Thurs., first night of a three day engagement. We caught all three.

The Biggest One

Easy, NewsBeast-style reading about the (potential) deaths of hundreds of thousands. Such a shame it's planned for the Pacific Northwest, a lovely (mostly due to the Canadian parts) region which doesn't deserve it nearly as much as, oh let's just say, you know, as an example, the States of the Former Confederacy. To name just one region.
“It will put Portland and Seattle out of action potentially for years,” he says.

And that’s just the earthquake. Next up, in the Mother of All Disasters trifecta, another deadly piece of jargon: liquefaction. That’s when the earth shakes the sandy substrate beneath houses and fire stations and hospitals all along the coast so vigorously that the soil mixes with the high-water table beneath it, turning the ground into quicksand. So what didn’t get shaken into pieces gets swallowed up by the earth, at least in some places.

Then comes Cascadia’s final blow: the tsunami. Waves traveling at jetliner speeds across the open ocean, barely higher than the surface of the water far off shore but soaring up into the sky, 100 feet or higher, once they approach land.Waves. Not just one wave, not just one skyscraper of a wall of water, but one after another after another, each flooding the cities along the Oregon and Washington coasts, ripping trees out by their roots and swirling them back and forth into a muddy whirlpool. Swimming skills don’t save people when they’re being pinned beneath the water by a floating bus.

“The tsunami will probably be the main reason” for casualties, Yeats says. “We’ll all be going about our daily lives, then, whammo. If it’s a local earthquake, you’ve got 20 minutes to get out.”

Then, the aftermath. Aid deliverable only by boat, or helicopter, for weeks, maybe even months, while those destroyed roads are brought slowly back to life. Hopefully with some help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or the National Guard. “Something like Cascadia going off is really not on the radar for power centers on the east, where decisions are made," says Goldfinger. "They focus on themselves, mostly.” (Remember Katrina?) “I go to these regional meetings to discuss scenarios, response plans, and resilience, and the message from people at the National Guard is that they’re going to be victims like everybody else. People will be on their own for awhile, maybe a week or two.”
America w/o drive-through for a couple of wks.? Cannibalism will be full blown by the end of wk. one!

Best advice is simply to run. (NB: Not a chased by an animal & really you only have to outrun your friend, not the animal deal. The tsunami will neither stop nor care.)
But the necessary infrastructure upgrades in Oregon alone are estimated at $30 billion, Yeats says, and that’s money the little state doesn’t have. And even if all that money was available, there’s nothing anyone can do to stop a Cascadia Subduction Zone quake. The best advice people on the coasts pass along is just terrifying, when you think about how helpless it means you really are: if you feel the ground shaking, run. Grab the backpack you’ve hopefully already packed with emergency supplies, scoop up your children and animals, and just run. You’ve got 10 minutes, maybe 20. Run to the highest point you can find, as quickly as you can find it. Don’t come down even after the first wave recedes back out into the sea, because there’ll be another one after that. Just sit up there on that hill, provided you’ve made it there safely, and then wait.
Yes, yes!

We need a cigarette now.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Century City

Rule Of Sixths

Rubbing It In: Republican Registration Report

The big picture was seen here.

Now a look at the local action, as we report on the L.A. Times reporting on the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's report:
According to the report, the number of registered voters in L.A. County increased by nearly 10% since 2008. Voters under the age of 30 now make up the largest proportion of L.A County’s voters, about one in five. About 19% of registered voters declined to state a party affiliation, just three percentage points less than identified as Republicans. Democrats were 50% of the county’s electorate.
It's the Internet sucking in the kids.
County officials said that although voter registration in the run-up to the 2008 election, going back to 2004, was “historic,” the number of voters registered in the last four years outpaced that. This year, the number of people registering spiked during September and October, not surprising given the Nov. 6 presidential election. But county officials said the jump in registrations was also explained by the fact that on Sept. 19, California allowed residents to register to vote online

“These figures suggest that online voter registration in Los Angeles County was immediately adopted as a popular voter registration method,” the report stated. “Of the 284,268 voter registrations received in the months of September and October, 42% were submitted online.”
At this rate, we'll have socialism Western Euro-style around 2050. (Just as the cities & everyone in them start drowning.)

That Whirring Is Just Tolkien Spinning

Those flotation devices will keep you afloat for 10 mins. max., but you'll be frozen shark food in five.


Remember to fall forward.

We Endorse

In the Great American Tradition of free speech (unless you actually try to use it) & crazed gun violence, this publication endorses bullets, not ballots.

Every round that hits its target will be infinitely more effective than any given million ballots, few of which will be counted anyway.

Make the bastards too scared to leave their gated communities, vacation, second vacation, beach vacation, lake vacation & ski vacation houses. Their flunkies too. No one is innocent.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Slackjawed & Brainwashed

Not low but reverse-information voters. That Romney: No class war, 'cept when it's smart strategy. His father was a Muslim, an atheist & a communist. The (Un)Holy Trifecta!WARNING: Do not listen to these hand-edited Romney Supporters w/o appropriate musical grounding.Alternate take:

Mingus meets Mitt

Again, for both mental health & blood pressure, DO NOT LISTEN W/O ACCOMPANIMENT!

Examples, Please

The people need & want to know, but the press corpse only teases.
The nastiness of the language on the signs of the astroturf bracketers outside all events is not something I think either presidential candidate would like.
The extremist loons or "astroturf bracketers" (Huh?) are the truth of any side, much more important & amusing as examination subjects than those w/ serious chances at political power who assume the thin veneer of civility. (We've been wasting a lot of time otherwise.)

Ah. Are these loads what he means by astroturf bracketers?
"Speaker after speaker offered angry, hyper partisan, and widely-debunked attacks that—at times—veered into conspiracy theory territory," said Obama campaign spokesperson Lis Smith in a statement. "It’s a fitting end to Mitt Romney’s campaign, since he has kowtowed to the far-right wing of the Republican Party throughout the six years he’s been running for President, leaving little doubt that he’d rubberstamp the Tea Party agenda in the White House."
If the party officeholders speaking are veering, how much nuttier are the ones bracketing "outside all events?" ("All events" as in "both-sides-do-it. Neener neener!") Inquiring minds must know.

Obvious Stated

Who better than Halperin to state it?
Don’t kill me for the obvious, but the near absence of racial diversity in the Romney crowds is teased out further by the contrast with the rainbow the President draws. It is more striking than I have ever experienced it in any presidential campaign I have covered.
This older mature experienced Euro-descended editor-publisher hasn't seen much discussion of this Romney-inspired disparity. Nor have we joined any mobs of the 99 & 44/100ths pure & homogenized.

Is This Safe?

No. If we know anything it's that this is a fire hazard:
What's the four-eyed fuck looking at?
Blah blah sympathies expressed (No, really.) but we have to wonder, were landlines working through all this or were their generators/lines flooded too? Whatever. Either way, people need juice.

Just Get It Over W/ & Leave, Already

The Associated Press
California has reached an all-time high of 18.2 million registered voters while the number of registered Republicans has fallen below 30 percent, signaling a worrisome decline for the state's minority party.

The secretary of state's office announced Friday that 950,000 new voters have signed up since the 2008 presidential contest. Officials attribute that surge, in part, to the state's new online registration system, which attracted many new young, Democratic-leaning voters this fall.

That system was seen as a threat to the ranks of the California Republican Party, which has struggled to maintain voters, let alone add them. The secretary of state announced that Republicans now make up 29.3 percent of the voting population.

The percentage of registered voters, 76.7 percent of those eligible, is the same as in past years.
Copyright The Associated Press

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Music Biz Up-Date

Sun debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200—a record for the artist—with sales of 23,000. According to Nielsen Soundscan, total sales are now at 54,000 units. In comparison, Power’s 2008 album Jukebox debuted at No. 12 on sales of 29,000 units in its debut week and has sold a total of 137,000 copies to date.

A good-selling album for an established artist like Marshall is gravy—musicians make the bulk of their net income from touring and merchandise sales.
To us it's interesting that moving 23,000 units gets an act to 10 on the Billboard 200. No real idea where 23,000 would have ranked in the Golden Age of the '70s, & no idea how the charts are done now (Strictly CD sales, still, or are those download things accounted for?) but we'd have to figure that 23,000 albums then would have been a lot farther down the top 200.

And we do know that bigger acts made most of their money from (musical) product, not tchotchkes & touring; hitting the road was pretty much a grim necessity to "support" a new album, & tours would often be lucky to break even.

It's all upside down, like the Party of Lincoln today being the party of tea-bagging racist crackers.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Titties & Beer & Insulting The Flag

Tits, not "titties."
Actually, beer "koozies."
More accurate? TRAITOR SCUM!
Sad, but probably not a joke. And no patriotic flag-loving rah-rah asshole/frat boy site would be complete w/o a violation of the U.S. Flag Code.
Piss-stained & skid-marked from binge drinking & butt-chugging?
Pretty damn revealing that many pseudo-patriots are all for a Constitutional Amendment banning flag-burning, but none of them seem interested in making the Flag Code anything more than advisory.