Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Summer's Almost Gone

Not a damn thing worth the typing in today's events; back to sharing more info about ourself than anyone needs, to wit:

Visitors can stop feeling shame & the constant desire to scrub the filth from their bodies that mere reading or looking at the pictures here can bring. Why? W/ the temperature now hovering near or below 70°F (Outside temp: 62°F!) we are pretty much going to be working in pants for the near future, rather than our temperate mos. typing outfit of sagging Fruit of the Loom underwear, T-shirt optional. (Roll that image around for a while & you'll want to pluck out your mind's eye.)

The Sky Above ...

We can only imagine what it will be like when the skies are filled w/ drones; it already seems we can't leave the bunker w/o being followed by the forces of repression.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Shithole

Not a metaphor.

GOP Apostasy

From the "We Did Not Know That" file, we see that Republican apostate Bruce Bartlett, who's gotten a certain amount of press attention because his economic head is no longer shoved as far up his ass as most of his once-fellow travelers is one of the toads responsible for the pathetic "Robert Byrd was a Klansman" trope typed so often by drooling cretins who troll reality-based spots on the Internet.
Seeing the demographic trends toward an increasingly nonwhite electorate, which were obvious in easily available census projections, I decided to write a book about how Republicans could deal with it. I concluded that the anti-immigrant attitude among the Republican base was too severe for the party to reach out meaningfully to the fast-growing Latino community. Recall that Bush’s proposal for immigration reform was soundly rejected by his own party.

If Republicans had no hope of attracting Latino votes, what other nonwhite group could they attract? Maybe the time had come for them to make a major play for the black vote. I thought that blacks and Latinos were natural political and economic competitors, and I saw in poll data that blacks were receptive to a hardline position on illegal immigration. I also knew that many blacks felt ignored by Democrats, who simply took their votes for granted—as Republicans did for 60 years after the Civil War.

If Republicans could only increase their share of the black vote from 10 percent, which it had been since Goldwater, to the 30 percent level that Dwight Eisenhower enjoyed, it would have major electoral ramifications.

The best way to get Republicans to read a book about reaching out for the black vote, I thought, was to detail the Democratic Party’s long history of maltreatment of blacks. After all, the party was based in the South for 100 years after the war, and all of the ugly racism we associate with that region was enacted and enforced by Democratic politicians. I was surprised that such a book didn’t already exist.

I thought knowing the Democratic Party’s pre-1964 history of racism, which is indisputable, would give Republicans a story to tell when they went before black groups to solicit votes. I thought it would also make Republicans more sympathetic to the problems of the black community, many of which are historical in their origins. Analyses by economists and sociologists show that historical racism still holds back African-Americans even though it has diminished radically since the 1960s.

So I wrote Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past. Unfortunately, it was published the day Barack Obama won the Iowa caucuses. But I still held out hope that Hillary Clinton, who was pandering to the white working class in unsubtle racial terms, would capture the Democratic nomination. The anger among blacks at having the nomination effectively stolen from Obama would make them highly receptive to GOP outreach, I believed. I even met with John McCain’s staff about this.
Apparently the only Americans idiotic enough to ignore the "Southern Strategy" & what the two parties represent here & now are the drooling trolls mentioned, & the kind of cretinous honkie who likes to screech "liberals are the real racists" while quoting The Bell Curve in the closed loop of reactionary sites.

Now who's "reality-based?"

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Stairway To The Stars My Destination

Fans of literarytyped sci-fi (As opposed to droolers watching on telebision or sitting slack-jawed in cinemas [& surrounded by other humanoids; the skin crawls].) may or may not be interested in or amused by the Library of America's pages devoted to pimping its new sci-fi collection.
Not "new" new, but the Library's selection of nine novels from what they consider an actual Golden Age, 1953-1958 (coincidentally this reporter's Golden Age as well). We're inclined to agree that, Dianetics fan Campbell's Astounding partly aside, most of the '40s pulp crap was indeed pulp crap.

Robert Silverberg:
Historians of science fiction often speak of the years 1939–1942 as "the golden age." But it was more like a false dawn. The real golden age arrived a decade later, and — what is not always true of golden ages — we knew what it was while it was happening.
Also:

The Walking Dead: Bester’s adaptation of “Fondly Fahrenheit” (1954)

Dig around for other amusement yourselves: We're not your mothers.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Photo Of The ...

Oh crap, have to run something in this space today. Discipline, y'know. (Quantity is quality.) As far as we can remember we haven't used this shot of Pasadena's City Hall yet.
And if we have we don't care; too much work involved to research it. (Merely cropping was a strain.)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Fog

Just took the garbage out; surprised to see fog.
Never let us be accused of originality or even cleverness.Don't be long ... or don't belong?

Fatima Presents: No One Is Safe

More holiday-themed crap, & bonus episodes. Audio only.Synchronicity: Today's LAPD.
“There has to be some consequences because they aren’t justified beatings. When you beat someone who is handcuffed there is something wrong with the picture. When you start beating up women, now you have really gone crazy. It is almost as if no one is safe.”
It will be 39 yrs. next mo. since we were last in their custody, fingers crossed & wood knocked. Worst we got then was the threat of a hair cut.
“I think it is horrible,” said Arthur Corona, the attorney for Michelle Jordan, the nurse. “They kept her out of the car and then without provocation he slammed her face into hot asphalt. By sheer luck my client pulled into a Del Taco that had a videotape running at the time. It is almost impossible to prosecute against the police department unless you have overwhelming evidence. This isn’t regular contact. You would assume that is not what they are taught to do. In Michelle’s case we learned it can happen to anyone and that is what is most frightening to me.”
Next rebellion & breakdown of order we will be helping ourself to anything & everything that is not nailed down.

Dog Bites Man: Of Course
The Store Has Reopened

Tallahassee, FL -- 5:03pm
The crime scene is now being cleaned up; the tape is coming down.

Tallahassee, FL -- 2:42pm
Tallahassee police confirm that two people were shot on the sidewalk in front of the Wal-Mart on Apalachee Parkway. Police would not comment on what may have started the confrontation and they would not comment on whether they have any suspects in the case.
Witnesses tell us it was a man and a woman who were shot. Tallahassee police say the victims have non-life threatening injuries.
The store has been re-opened.

Tallahassee, FL -- 1:03pm
The Wal-Mart on Apalachee Parkway is shut down after witnesses tell us multiple shots were fired right in front of the store. Witnesses tell us two couples were arguing and one of the men started firing, He then took off in his car. Witnesses tell us it happened on the sidewalk right in front of the store.
We are awaiting a police spokesperson to arrive on scene to give our reporter on scene more information.

Tallahassee, FL -- 12:53pm
The Tallahassee Police Department is working a crime scene at the Wal-Mart at 3535 Apalachee Pkwy. Witnesses say two people have been shot. We have a reporter on scene and will bring you more information on this developing story as we get it.
From our "What a shithole Florida is" file.

Remnants

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Reminder: 49 Yrs.

We always enjoy Thanksgiving being observed on the anniv. of the assassination of President J.F. Kennedy. Irony or something.

OK, We Get It

W/ Apologies To Norman Rockwell

Turkeys, Jive

From GACBS. If gratitude wasn't an emotion for dogs, we'd be thankful that there's always material on the Internet we can steal when (as so often) we are w/o any inspiration but hate, pain, rage & fear. Pigs.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Baaa! Baaa!

Morons heading to & from the airport on the 405, lambs to the slaughter-stylee. When do we start reducing the population already?
From the Nutty Broadcasting Co.-L.A.'s Instagram. Which can go fuck itself, as we couldn't save this image, but had to capture it. What we go through to be mean.

One Riddim, Two Tunes

Same vocal group anyway.

GMOs & Homos

If anything is "making more men gay these days" it's probably exposure to Victoria Jackson's face, voice & what passes for a mental process in there.

Also too: "More men gay," or just fewer men in the closet?

Fuck Every One Of These People*

Celebs giving a shit one day a yr. Screw them every way possible.
Thousands of homeless and underprivileged Los Angelenos will thankfully gobble up Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, and many will be served by famous faces
How about handing out mental health care & housing rather than crummy food scrounged from restaurant leftovers or whatever, assholes. One meal out of (lessee, 365 x 3 = X) 1,095 a yr.? Fuck you all in holes you didn't even know you had. Including the ninny who thought this was a good close to the item we linked:
Happy Thanksgiving, Los Angeles! May you be thankful to live in such a fine city.

*W/ the exception of Paul Mooney at the Laugh Factory, 'cause he's OK.

Happy Holidays

Turkey shopping:
A fight among a small group of people shopping at a Boyle Heights supermarket got into a fight that escalated into a shooting, leaving one woman wounded.

The incident took place Tuesday night at around 8:30 p.m. at the Food4Less at First and Mott streets, according to the Los Angeles Police Department, reports City News Service.

A young woman at the store with another woman and two men, all in their 20s, got into an argument with a woman in her 30s who was also shopping at the Food4Less. One of the men jumped into the squabble and fired a shot at the older woman, striking her in the leg.

The group of four fled the store in their vehicle, which was soon pulled over by authorities. Though all four attempted to flee on foot, they were all four ultimately taken into custody.
Now we are thankful, Jah Rastfari having provided us w/ an illustration of the horrors of forced family time & excessive consumption.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Air Raid Warning

In case of attack ... kiss your ass good-bye.
Uh, maybe don't expect to be warned.
These were tested at 1000 the last Friday of each mo. until some time in the '80s. First time we heard the test (1973) we were more than a little nervous, but as no one else was running for the shelters we figured it was a test & relaxed.
Siren #29, if you give a crap.
Radio. Text & pix.

Wkly. Musical Number

W two time, minus an "L" or two.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Cloudy But Dull

And that concludes our broadcast day.

Failure Report: Fluffing The Fascists

Diane Dimond in The Daily Beast:

When we lost our CIA director, we lost four decades of expertise at a time when we need that most. Diane Dimond on the high cost of a scandal.

Paragraph Two:
This country has invested heavily in developing Petraeus into the successful and well-decorated military leader he became. And a decades-long ascension to the elite branches of government doesn’t come cheap. Look at Petraeus’s schooling alone: four years at West Point, where he graduated in 1974 in the top 5 percent of his class; Ranger School; the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; and Princeton University, where he earned both a master’s and a Ph.D. in international relations.
Well, say no more. Nagonna read the rest, but we'll scan it for mention of "The Surge" in Afghanistan.

Nope. Her theme is that millions have been paid him & spent on his education, we can't waste that. Her theme is not that he's, like, actually competent, or that he has achieved anything beyond promotion. And that he was injured in service to his country (in training accidents). We hope he didn't contract prostate cancer in the service of these United Snakes as well, but Dimond adds that, so ...
Official Washington might be done with David Petraeus, but this is a man who has survived being shot in the chest during a training mishap, a broken pelvis from an ill-fated parachute jump, and prostate cancer. He has developed into a highly valuable commodity, and now it seems that only the corporate world will benefit from his expertise. Corporations seeking to do business with foreign governments will be lining up with open wallets to tap into Petraeus’s considerable knowledge.
We don't follow why someone w/ 40 yrs. of baby-killing experience would be so valuable to those seeking business w/ foreign nations, other than whatever the former Blackwater corporation (Whatever they're calling themselves now.) or other literal mercenary outfits.

No mention either of corporations hoping to do business w/ the military/industrial/Congressional complex. Good fucking job, DiDi.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Not To Worry, However, You'll Still Be Under Observation

A city of 23.1 square miles (60 km2) & 137,000 or so mostly snooty people w/ money needs six flying pigmobiles, it appears.

At least they share.
The Pasadena Police Department still has four flight-worthy helicopters, and the two grounded helicopters will not affect police helicopter service to Pasadena police, or any of the neighboring law enforcement agencies who also make use of Pasadena’s police helicopters.

When Pigs Fly

ALTADENA (CBSLA.com) — Two Pasadena Police choppers are damaged and six people reportedly injured after the two craft collided Saturday in Altadena.

Early reports indicate the injuries are minor.

It is also unclear how the choppers made contact.

It is not known if the accident is weather-related.

The accident occurred at the Pasadena Police Department’s heliport just after 4 p.m.

The victims were all transported to the hospital where they are being evaluated.

All the accident victims are believed to be police department employees.

A police spokesperson did not know if either craft was in the air at the time of the collision.

Sore Loser Types:
Maybe Next Wk./Next Yr.

Final: Westside Weasels 38, Authentic Urban Just South of Downtowners 28. Feeling like Mitt Romney here; too many "gifts" from one side.

We suppose that's what they get for starting a QB initialed M.B. Also: The head coach hiring his father as the defensive coördinator? Shee-yit!

It is our sincere hope that this embarrassment motivates the Men of Troy to reduce Nôtre Dame to a quivering pulp next wk.

Oh, & grudging congratulations to the Bruins. Good job, Jim Mora.

Rose Bowl Recap

We're wearing our USC ballcap, yet the effing Bruins had an interception mere seconds into the Battle for Los Angeles, & a touchdown not long after.

Somewhat conflicted here, as an SC semi-alum who gets discount dental service at the UCLA Dental School, & contemplated sleeping on the UCLA campus during our un-housed period. However, our immediate male ancestor having graduated from the University of Spoiled Children, we're going w/ Southern Cal.

Either way, the winner of this one will have the Ducks of Oregon hand them their helmets in the PAC12 championship game. We'll be happy as long as the Trojans beat the vicious Catholic MolestersFighting Irish of Nôtre Dame next wk.

Uh-oh. Field goal. UCLA 10, USC 0, zip, nada, yada.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Repost This Story!




Insurance company’s skydiving cats cause alarm (via Raw Story )

Some pet-owning web users reacted with shock this week to a Swedish insurance company’s new advertisement featuring cats skydiving, set to the soothing sounds of artist R. Kelly. The uproar was actually enough to get CNN’s attention. Reached by reporters, the insurance company Folksam assured the…

Land In Which We Happen To Live

Quite certain we've addressed this issue before. Let's see. Yup. Thought we'd specifically bitched about it being played during the seventh-inning stretch of games at Dodger Stadium (Also the fucking Yankees. How embarrassing to be linked w/ them.) perhaps not.

This arises in the context of sad weirdo Bryan Fischer (Real name: Brian Fisher.) who at least knows it sho' nuff wasn't George W(orst). Bush who "kept us safe" after ('though not before & during 11 September 2001) it was ... well:
“Have we learned? I don’t know. I think we’ve learned in part,” he continued. “One of the things we’ve done is we’ve gone to prayer at the seventh inning of every Major League Baseball game in Los Angeles, in New York and during the playoffs, and we pray, ‘God Bless America… Guide us through the night with a light from above.’”

“That’s not something that happened before 9/11. So, that’s one of the outcomes of 9/11. You have tens of thousands of baseball fans converting arenas into centers for intercessory prayer, for God to watch over, bless and guide the United States of America. And I think one of the reasons we haven’t been hit since 9/11 is that we learned that lesson.”
Is us larnin'?

Hey, exciting new feature from Raw Story: Embedding the whole mess. Let's give it a shot.



Bryan Fischer: Singing ‘God Bless America’ prevents terrorist attacks (via Raw Story )
The director of issues analysis of a conservative fundamentalist Christian organization on Thursday asserted that the terrorists who attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001 were actually “the agents of God’s wrath” because they prompted “God Bless America” to be sung at Major League…

Scratchin' & Groovin'

Added JA music news.

Ugliness

Demography: Destiny or not?

Via a loon-o-rama selection at Alternet, we note two items that hadn't previously appeared on our limited attention span radar. And since we're lazy as well as inattentive, we quote:
4. Conservative columnist goes full racist: “Maybe minorities' values need changing.”

There were too many racist dog whistles to count during this election season. But this column by right-winger Dennis Prager isn’t a dog whistle so much as it’s a blow horn. A big, sad, loud blow horn trumpeting a pathetic resistance to accept that women’s and minorities’ priorities are legitimate.

The headline (“Maybe Minorities' Values Need Changing”) and lines like “there is no debate over whether the minorities' (and single women's) values are correct or whether the values of the white males are correct” tell you pretty much everything you need to know about Prager and his ideas.

Oddly enough though, AlterNet readers will probably find a few things to agree with in the piece:

The Democratic Party, and the left generally, have done a magnificent job in identifying conservative values as white male values.

Right, because they are. (Thanks for the compliment!)

5. Convicted con man whines about how “difficult” the next four years will be.

Here are a few choice lines from Conrad Black’s whiny missive for the National Review:

“In the last 40 years, as many as 20 million unskilled peasants have illegally entered the U.S.”

“This president could not run on his record and just smeared his opponent as a rich asset-stripper, and frightened women voters with fatuous red herrings about ‘reproductive rights.’”

“For the first time, a coalition of pigmentational minorities and government employees and other benefit recipients outvoted the bulk of the traditional white majority. If this is the template for America’s electoral future, strains unimaginable since the Civil War will result.”

Those are some strong moral judgments coming from a man convicted of defrauding shareholders of $6.1 million.
Apparently certain people believe demography is destiny. 'Though of course they'll scream about it not being so in other contexts.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Factoid

A study of the new California congressional delegation by Harold Meyerson of a liberal magazine, the American Prospect, showed that the 38 Democrats elected this year included 18 women, nine Latinos, five Asian-Americans, three African-Americans, four Jews and at least one gay American. The 15-member Republican delegation is all white men.
Source.

More Damn Pictures 'Cause We're Sick & Tired Of Commentary On Idiocy

We like text. Got a problem?

Every Cop Is A Criminal

Why the hell else would we have a "Police Terror" label?
A veteran Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was arrested Wednesday for allegedly shooting and killing a man in Sylmar while off-duty in June, authorities said.

The deputy, Francisco Gamez, 41, has been with the department for 17 years and was last working as a station detective in West Hollywood.
You think we're kidding about pig criminality? The police are as much of a gang as any Blood or Crip clique.
In August, a person who identified himself as the victim's brother commented on the website of the Los Angeles Times, saying he suspected a deputy was responsible.

"We think he is a L.A. COUNTY SHERIFF," the comment stated. "The reason we think he is a Sheriff is that he shouted to my Brother "L.A. COUNTY SHERIFF WHERE YOU FROM" as if the sheriff was in a gang."
Set a gangster to catch a gangster? Jesus fuck these people to hell.

Textual Tripe For A Thursday

Misc. pix we haven't previously presented. Or have but we don't remember/care.
Let's take a closer look.
Yep.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Drink Up, Drink Up & Die!

Here, why don't you fucking losers slug down about a case of this shit in a very short period?
Since 2009, 5-Hour Energy has been mentioned in some 90 filings with the F.D.A., including more than 30 that involved serious or life-threatening injuries like heart attacks, convulsions and, in one case, a spontaneous abortion, a summary of F.D.A. records reviewed by The New York Times showed.

[...]

Another federal agency, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, reported late last year that more than 13,000 emergency room visits in 2009 were associated with energy drinks alone.
Keep on swallowing that crap, you fucking cretins.

☢Holiday Message From The Publisher☣

Now that the fucking Xmas decorations are up & the Xmas adverts are all over the telly, a mere six wks. before the dreaded event, we wish to remind you, if we haven't made it perfectly clear already, of just how much we hate you & your species.

And while some of you are evil scum who should have been strangled at birth, the trouble w/ the vast majority of you is that you bore us limp when you're not driving us nervous.

Stop it!

Windows (Not 8)

Hollyhock House, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles. Currently under renovation.
Thematic Photographic 221, via Thunder&Lightning.

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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCz3H5paADQ&feature=youtu.be&hd=1
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

Looooo-zers!
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.

Nightmare

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.

Mythology

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.

PATRIOT ALERT!1!

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:
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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.
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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.