Sunday, December 23, 2012

Inside The Well-Armed Mind

The always liberal New Republic claims that real American people just trying to defend themselves are racists, but as we all know, that makes them the racists, nyah nyah!
This is part of what makes the post-apocalypse such a desirable, ecstatic condition: You can maintain your scruples but act violently anyway, because you must. The apocalypse reveals the savagery at the root of human social life, and so it allows the strong to be strong, and the true survivors and leaders to shed their humility, failure, and anonymity and become who they truly are.

The Doomsday Preppers want to protect themselves and their families from the marauding hordes who have not prepared themselves, who will flee the doomed cities seeking food and shelter in the suburbs and countryside. This is the terror: of society collapsed, gone mad, reduced to violent, fatal encounters between strangers–the provident and improvident, those who know how to survive (and therefore are worthy of surviving) and those who don’t, those who foresaw and those who were complacent, those who valued their families and those who were careless, those possessing the moral judgment of true Americans and those who lived in the sinful cities. None of the Preppers on the program live in cities. None are African American, Jewish, Muslim, Asian, or Hispanic. It is a Tea Party conservative demographic right down the line. The hordes they fear are the very same aliens who reelected Barack Obama.

Every apocalyptic fantasy emerges not only from fear but also from desire: the wish that the catastrophe occur. The real-life Preppers look forward to the days of violence when they can shoot down the useless, starving urban refugees the way humans shoot down zombies. They’ve stocked their weapons and ammo; they train, they teach their children. The basic fantasy of justified violence in a world without social structures or law is the same as in “Walking Dead” and “Revolution.” These are fantasies of an imagined world in which genuine, just, democratic, caring social life on a large scale is impossible; that the real human reality is violent struggle and the survival of those who know how to use violence to get what they want.
The effete New Republican limits himself to high-brow cable tee vee drama when jumping to his conclusions, not the pseudo-factive end of the human/"civilized" world porn that's also quite popular (& preferable because everybody dies or is vaporized).Or everybody just, you know, disappears.Between zombies, Armageddon, Nostradamus, Mayans & the ephemeral nature of civilization & technology it's obvious Americans, at least, would just as soon it was over & done w/, already. This American for damn sure.

LIFE IS SHORT ...

... TIMES ARE HARD

HERE'S YOUR FUCKING CHRISTMAS CARD!

Best wishes for the New Year: See you in Hell in 2013!

S.C.: Duck & Cover

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Squeal!

Trouble in Breitbart's paradise (which we would know as hell) as Dana Loesch files suit. Can't believe she's selling herself so short, but she only wants US$75,000.00; shouldn't several million be the opening number to be negotiated? Surely her career as an "Internet editor" is worth more than that.

Anyway, here's the truly funny part, which the Stephanie Miller Show has been on (like wrinkles on a Sears suit): D. Loesch's squeal. Original:& w/ Ann Romney protesting.Credit: Ann doesn't like Dana's squeal by 47of74

Hey necrophiliacs, free speech has never been less "free," has it?

Winter Brubeck

Leaving many of our holiday music selections to the late Dave this season.

Friday, December 21, 2012

"Isn’t fantasizing about killing people as a way to get your kicks really
the filthiest form of pornography?"

Yes it is Wayne. You of all people should know, w/ your "guns will save the world (or at least white people)" fantasies. Buzzfeed:

10 Things The NRA Blamed For The Sandy Hook Massacre

Not guns. At a press conference Friday morning, the NRA's Wayne LaPierre offered some other villains.
Gawker:

While the NRA Was on TV Talking About the Need for More Guns Some Guy Was Walking Up and Down a Road in Pennsylvania Shooting People

Sounds Of The Season

Welcome, winter.(This one composed 5 July 2012.)

It's Here!

[Editor (for once) thinks about the future: What are things like seven-&-a-half mos. from the now of 8 May 2012, when this item was composed?]

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Our Future

Will We Forget Newtown’s Kids?

Above headline at last made us link these two tabs-open-for-an-Internet-eternity items. Subject? No one gives sweet fuck all about "the children."
It seems as if every major interest has political clout – except children. They can’t vote. They don’t make major campaign donations. They can’t hire fleets of lobbyists.

[...]

Their parents and grandparents care, of course, as do many other private citizens. But we’re no match for the entrenched interests that dominate American politics.
This real-world illustration of America eating its young may be worth a click & a glance.
[S]chools use the correctional system as a misplaced mechanism for discipline, with children being sent to detention facilities for offenses as minor as wearing the wrong color socks to school. A juvenile county chief judge testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday that these are not isolated incidents, but rather systemic trends that bombard prosecutors and courts with a glut of cases in which kids pose no danger but merely “make adults mad”
This kind of thing makes us think it probably is a good idea to arm students.

Local Action Story

Yikes! People here really are shits, aren't they?
Now, I live in Los Angeles. I moved here from New Mexico 10 years ago. Can you tell me what is wrong with everyone here? Where are the nice people? When I try to be nice they look at me like a hopeless simpleton. When they try to “act” nice it never feels sincere. Like part of a show.

Like dinner parties where everyone has to leave at 8 because the host is going out later with “other people.” Or people invite you out with them to a play and then they spend the whole time on their cellphone texting someone and making plans to meet them “as soon as the play is over.” And then asking you to drop them off at this other person’s house. Is this normal behavior?

[...]

Do I sound mopey and self-pitying? But I’m not! It’s just that it’s Christmas and I send out cards and I don’t get any back! Only from my dentist! What’s wrong with everyone!?!

Why is everyone such a bad tipper? Why do people yell at each other in church parking lots!?! Why do people take you out to lunch one day and then the next day complain to your boss that you talk too much?!

Why does someone say her wedding reception was “ruined” because her mother-in-law wore the wrong color dress? That’s crazy, right? That’s L.A., right? L.A. is making me crazy, right?

In L.A., at a wedding I went to, the only decorations were pictures of the bride — that’s not right, is it? Giant posters of the bride? A website of the bride? A video of the bride on an endless loop? Party favors with teeny-tiny pictures of the bride? And she doesn’t greet her guests because she’s too busy getting more pictures taken! Is it me? That’s crazy, right? Or do I just not appreciate how exciting it is to be young and beautiful? Should I hang out with the old and deformed? Would they like me better after plastic surgery?
Depends on just how curable your ugly is.

Wish she'd revealed whether she worked in show bidness or something even worse like real estate.

Public Apology

Please pardon the hell out of us for not responding to comments & even e-mails in a timely manner of late. Don't think we don't appreciate all you unemployed bums taking the time from your empty days to leave your idle musings here, but there's just so much telebision to watch, & it's been aggravated by the addition of several more high-definition channels to the local line-up. All hail TimeWarnerCable!

Also have been stocking up on ammo & polishing, cleaning, lubricating & otherwise preparing our weapons, just in case some son-of-a-bitch in Washington, D.C. tries to cut our fucking insurance payments &/or housing subsidy. BRING. IT. ON!

(Note to self: OK. Minimum daily requirement of one item for today done, & at least one scheduled daily through the 26th. Tahiti vacation, here we come. Bye-bye, suckahs!)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Getting The Spirit

OK, coming in strong at #6.
Except we've been exploited!!

Previously, it showed even under different terms. And linked here, not to some thief's tumblr.
The "original." (Actual orig. was on a hard drive that went the way of all hard drives. Which is why we were looking for it. Reduce, reuse, recycle.)

Good Riddance

Sayonara, sucker.
Jose R. Lopez/The New York Times
Robert H. Bork with President Ronald Reagan in 1987.
Above, one of many reasons he won't be missed.

Don't Blame The Guns!

Gotta love that on FOXNews it's a "School Tragedy," as if Sandy Hook Elementary collapsed in an earthquake or burned down w/ a tragic loss of life, rather than a "School Massacre" or "Shooting" or something honest.
That's FoxNews "legal analyst" Peter Johnson Jr. there.
He is a piece of human garbage spouting the party line.
If you must ...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

No Guns Today

Plenty of hypocrisy though.

Photo: Gun racks at Dick's Sporting Goods are empty in Danbury, Connecticut, a few miles from Newtown - @JoNBCNews

No doubt the weapons that were on display are now in a region that may be running short due to panic buying.

Xmas, 60 Yrs. Ago Today

Friday and Smith search for a missing boy. The first sign that the case is serious is when blood is found. Further probing reveals the boy's parents had purchased him a .22-caliber rifle for Christmas -- and the weapon is missing, removed from its wrapped package.Public Domain. Original air date December 18, 1952.
IRONY ALERT (1910PST 18 December 2012): Ho ho ho, this was scheduled several wks. ago (w/ absolutedly no idea of then-future events) as soon as we noticed the morbid Xmas theme & that today would be the anniversary of its first airdate. Still haven't watched it, but we'll bet it's not entirely disconnected from the current situation.

Just A Shot Away ...

Valuable resource for murder/suicide.

Same Shit, Different Day

"The female caller gave out that address, our dispatcher then heard the female party hollering 'no, no, no,' followed by gunfire. A male caller then got on the phone and said he was going to kill himself," Schwartz said.

A recording of radio chatter provided by RadioReference.com reiterates that the shooter was in contact with the dispatcher before taking his own life.

"Weld County advising that they have an open line into the residence. They had a caller advise that he had shot multiple people inside the house, family members" a Longmont dispatcher radioed at approximately 4:22 a.m.

"I heard shots at 4:13 this morning. Woke me up and my wife," said neighbor George Vibbert, who also said deputies asked him and his wife to stay away from their windows.

"I heard three [shots] then screaming after that," said Joyce Vibbert.

Schwartz said the dead found inside the home were two adult males, 1 adult female and a female of unknown age who is believed to be an adult.
State in question: Colorado.

End Of The Line

Monday, December 17, 2012

Freestyling At FOXNews

Never watch or listen, but were curious: Were they even covering it? We then spent several mins. watching FOXNews' The Five spend several mins. discussing it. Same old & tired talking points: Hope that it isn't politicized, more guns, no more "gun-free" zones, & the necessity of armed janitors & teachers in schools. Also: No politics, please.

That Was Quick. And Final.

Context."Sent the dog in to drag out the body?"

More Guns, No Reasoning

John Fund is full of shit concerning voter fraud. Why would anyone assume that anything he's typed on the subject of massacres has any closer relation to truth?
In all of the fevered commentary over the Newtown killings, you will hear little discussion of the fact that we may be making our families and neighbors less safe by expanding the places where guns aren’t allowed. But that is precisely what we may be doing. Both criminals and the criminally insane have shown time and time again that those laws are the least of the problems they face as they carry out their evil deeds.
Nothing he types changes the grim reality of 20 murdered first-graders. Not one word.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Shots Fired Somewhere Again

Always disappointing (To us, if not to "normal" or average people.) when no one is hit. Perhaps this was merely a false flag attempt by liberals to make gun owners look nutty or something. Text & transcript.

The Enemy Is Within

Bert the Turtle, a nation looks to you.

List

List apparently by "policy guy" Ezra Klein, & read by Rachel Maddow. How many of this yr.'s mass killings had you already forgotten?Remember, you are under no obligation to watch all of it.

Giant Stack Of Articles About
Cold-Blooded Globalist Front Men

Can you count the lies?Musical bed.

In Passing

Why this huge damn space here? Come on, Blogger. You don't want to make us angry.

UPDATE (1829PST 15 December 2012): Fuck this shit. The third video claims to be unavailable, so we're losing it & the huge damn empty space that came w/ it.

10 Shopping Days Left

Not Xmas-y at all.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Great Moments In Reactionary Thought

"#WAR" Fucking fuck, give us all a break & just bring it the hell on already, bee-otch!

We're All Going To Die!!

Via LAist, Jessica P. Ogilvie warns:
Angelenos, another storm is brewing for the weekend, so bust out the blankets and the fur coats because shit is about to dip down into the 50s.

That's right! The National Weather Service reports that not only is it going to start drizzling tonight (whattup, winter?!), temperatures will get down and stay down below 60 degrees. Tonight might also bring -- wait for it! -- SNOW to the grapevine area of I-5.

The rain will reportedly stay mostly on the coastal areas, and move out of the area by tomorrow. But! In addition to this weekend, it looks like storm patterns are going to stick around through the middle of next week.
Hokey Smokes! Definitely will be sporting pants tonight, may even close the windows.

Today's Top 12

SOURCE: Associated Press and other news reports, Violence Policy Center, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. GRAPHIC: Bonnie Berkowitz, Alberto Cuadra, Cristina Rivero, Laura Stanton and Sisi Wei - The Washington Post. Published July 20, 2012. Updated Dec. 14, 2012.
This one was not known to us.
Note: Several of these gunmen killed other people in the hours or days preceding their mass shootings.
Can't embed the (semi-interactive) graphic, but it's a good one. The above & the Texas Tower of 1966 are the only two of the top 12 to have happened before 1984; half of them since 2007. Three of 12 in Texas, two in Colorado. Trending?

Bullet Dodging

Sad enough when this happens to anyone, anywhere, but this could have been us!

Holiday Smoking Gun Humor

Two-Faced Tucker

Tucker Carlson's Daily Killer would like a word w/ you:
The DPMS Tac2 combines the longer gas system of a rifle with the shorter barrel of a carbine to make a strong case for the AR platform’s adaptability.
Check the specs: This is not a weapon designed for hunting, unless you have to take out 10 or 20 exceptionally dangerous deer at once, rapid-fire style. It is designed for murder.

Also, a Twit compendium:
Liberal reporters, elected officials, pundits and Hollywood entertainers are blaming the National Rifle Association, calling for gun control and expressing no apologies for being political immediately in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school shooting on Friday
Imagine that. Who should be apologizing to whom, gun merchant Carlson? Is it still too soon to "be political" about the Clackamas shooting? When is the time, Tucker?

It's The Most Wonderful Time — BLAM! POW!! RAT-A-TAT-TAT!!!

Well. Sleep in 'til 1130PST & anything can happen. Too soon to discuss? According to MSNBC, Presidential Press Secretary Carney (From the James Brady Press Room, ha ha ha.) has already said today is a day to "focus" the victims, not on "policy" or some such crap. The Prez himself scheduled to speak in about 15 mins.; will he have the intestinal fortitude to mention America's little problem? It's possible that, 18 children under 10 being among the victims, this may shock people more than the deaths of two people over 40 in a mall, although we suppose it will take dead fetuses before certain reactionary elements react to this in any way beyond "Don't politicize this tragedy!"

Sounds as if the family is at fault here, as the shooter was going after his mother. From personal experience, we always blame the parents: Stop nagging your children, assholes, it never ends well!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Democracy In Action

What can one expect from old fat white guys?And which side are the fascists? Hard to tell, w/ all the white shirts & dark suits, but we're sure one side is so anti-communist as to be pro-Nazi. Damn, more Ukes.OK, based on our first choice, we must be on the anything Ukrainian list.

Making Us Sick

Roll Call calls it the "obstinate factor." An elected cracker-ass fuckhead from Jaw-juh expresses it a bit more colorfully.
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia, a staunch conservative who sits on the Republican Steering Committee that made the decision to remove the lawmakers, said he became increasingly angry while listening to the discussion and ended up providing the most detailed defense yet for the decisions.

“I couldn’t help but kind of speak up for the steering committee and the leadership,” he told CQ Roll Call in a phone interview after the meeting.

“What I tried to explain to them was, it didn’t have anything to do with your voting record, a scorecard, your work across the street or anything else. It had to do with your ability to work within the system and to try to work. And to be, I guess, constructive in things. And I said, ‘I guess you could say it was an asshole factor,’” Westmoreland said. “Now I wasn’t calling any member in particular an asshole, I was just trying to describe an environment where some people that you’re trying to work with, they just don’t want to work within the system.”
No surprise, you don't need the DSM to diagnose most of these jerks, but it's a fine reason to play one of the most important two minute & eight second songs of the second half of the 20th century.Even shorter:Fucking creeps.

Sabotage & Terrorism Dep't.

Presented as a public service in coöperation w/ your gov't.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Harbinger: It's, Like, All Shakespearean

Rick Moran's firm belief that a tide has turned in Michigan indicates how much trust we should put in his very serious take on events, the last four paragraphs of which we reproduce here.
And what was the diehard union activists' reaction to the tidal shift* in Michigan politics? Did they show any humility, any sense that they appreciated their circumstances?
Oddly, Rick seems more interested in humiliating unions than in businesses suddenly taking off when they're given liberty, freedom & opportunity. It's as if there were another agenda.
The numbers that I've shown suggest that they might have been humbled a little, but they weren't. Instead, they took to the streets like the brown shirts [Ahem! — Ed.] of a bygone era to force their will on the rest of us. These YouTube videos demonstrate their reaction better than anything that I could write: [Sic. We assume from the colon that videos were supposed to be here. We aren't going to embed them & make Moran look any less moronic. — Ed.]

At this moment, the only people who seem to be unable to come to grips with reality are the president, Democratic members of Congress, union workers, and other useful idiots. Unfortunately, they represent the majority of voters in this nation, and thanks to them, President Obama has four more years in office.
Isn't the reality that the majority of this nation is union workers, welfare bums & whores slutssingle women? And they & the other useful idiots won the election, which, we've heard, has consequences. At least when old Euro-descended people win.
Since the typical second term of a president is less successful than his first, can the nation survive four more years of Obama? That's questionable given the fact that his first term was a disaster, but only time will tell for sure. This much is certain, though: if you are smart, you will begin to prepare for some dark days ahead. The auto unions' reaction to changing conditions in Michigan may be a harbinger of things to come.
Another changing Michigan condition is that the legislature won't have enough reactionaries & ruling-class lick-spittles to pass such a bill in the next session. We do appreciate that Mr. Moran is afraid of people defending their economic interests & that he may get a punch in the mouth in the dark days ahead, & is probably stockpiling gold & ammo as we type. Let's American-think: Who'd win a class war?
*The tide goes out, the tide comes in. Who can explain it? Michigan results: BHO 2,564,569, WMR 2,115,256.

Not To Be Tried At Home

Had to run this:P.S.: As far as we're concerned, you may try this at home, or anywhere the hell else. Really, who gives a fuck?

Election Wrap-Up

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Scenic Postcards

Downtown
Hollywood
Century City

Minarets, Hywd. Blvd.

War On Clackamas

Ha ha. Couldn't resist.

AP reports murder at the mall:
PORTLAND, Ore. — A gunman opened fire in a Portland, Ore., area shopping mall Tuesday, killing at least one person and wounding an unknown number of others, sheriff's deputies said.

"We believe there's at least one deceased and maybe more," said Clackamas County sheriff's Lt. James Rhodes.

Rhodes said he was still trying to get more details about the situation at the Clackamas Town Center, but the gunman was "neutralized." He said he wasn't sure whether the gunman is dead.

Authorities were going store-to-store to secure the scene, but Rhodes said there was no indication that there was more than one gunman.
When will you idiots learn not to consume?

The War On Customers

An Xmas e-card to you from corporate America:

FedEx Overcharged Customers for Years, Sealed E-Mail Says

While, of course, underpaying their employees. All the employees they couldn't cheat by calling them "independent contractors."

At last, the RICO laws applied to a corporate criminal.
“I have brought this to attention of many people over the past five or six years, including more than one managing director, and no action has been taken to address it,” Alan Elam wrote in an e-mail on Aug. 2, 2011. “My belief is that we are choosing not to fix this issue because it is worth so much money to FedEx,” Elam said in a separate e-mail that day.

The e-mails were unsealed yesterday in a class-action, or group, lawsuit claiming FedEx Corp. and FedEx Corporate Services Inc. overcharged commercial and government customers as much as $3 each for millions of packages delivered. The plaintiffs, who claim violations of federal civil racketeering laws, seek three times the amount of the alleged overcharges in their lawsuit.
Triple damages nothing, blood can not flow in the streets soon enough for us. Preferably the blood these leeches suck from workers every day.
From left: Fred Smith, CEO and chairman, FedEx; Paul Walsh, CEO, Diageo;
Shirley Jackson, president, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;
Gary Loveman, CEO, Harrah's Entertainment; Judith Estrin, CEO, JLabs;
John Edwardson, CEO, CDW; Steven Loranger, CEO, ITT;
Joshua Smith, chairman, Coaching Group; Peter Willmott, CEO, Willmott Services;
Jim Barksdale, chairman, Barksdale Management.
Board member J.R. Hyde III, chairman, GTX, not pictured.

Prosperity Gospel

Monday, December 10, 2012

Your Tax Dollars At Work

If you have not derailed at least one train you really aren't against any of the wars these United Snakes are pursuing.Almost as dull as eight hrs. of the Empire State Bldg.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

"Holiday" Spirit

This is awful: Superboy® wants to destroy the economy by pretending Xmas isn't all about what kind of made-by-slave-labor-in-China crap you get from Mall★Wart. Also hates Jesus because Hanukkah.
From Adventure Comics #185, February, 1953.
They're absolutely right, the liberal media has ruined everything!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Watch Where You're Going, Idiot

But it doesn’t matter. Because through this exercise I learn that people don’t pay attention. Not to what you say or even look like. Highlighted most astonishingly by the final woman to enter. She lights up when she sees me, “You make me smile every day!” This woman owns a large photo of Bert painted silver. Every day, she looks at this photo of Bert Rodriguez, not me—basically naked, mind you—and smiles. And now she is looking at me—not Bert—and smiling.

[...]

When I posed the obvious questions, Bert was ever laconic, shrugging off my queries with casual statements like, “I just did it to do it,” and, “Art doesn’t have to be about anything.” He was either a genius or a moron.
You decide. No, he's got it.
We board the monstrosity that is Celebrity Reflection and I at long last take in a cruise ship. It’s exactly a Vegas hotel, down to the nauseatingly busy carpets. I’m told the ship holds millions of dollars in priceless art. Truly, I’m told “millions of dollars of priceless art.” But the highlight of the tour is seeing Bert’s piece—my piece—Reflection. It’s a living tree suspended in midair with a metal sculpture of a tree upside down beneath it—its reflection, you see. “I just sketched something up and then some German guys made it with the ship.” Bert’s a fucking genius.

World Culture Wrap-Up

Another Sat. night of excitement; caught K-Popper PSY on Sàbado Gigante* where host Don Francisco (At right; legal name: Mario Luis Kreutzberger Blumenfeld.) was interviewing him in English & translating to Spanish for the masses.
"Sexy lady!"


Then PSY (At left.) did his number.

And we could tell the fight had gone Marquez's way from the neighborhood reaction.







*Sàbado Gigante is brought to you by State Farm.

Employee Entrance

Friday, December 7, 2012

40 Yrs. Ago

Other events included the last human trip to the moon.He talks funny.
Copped directly from The Atlantic.

Dep't. Of Karmic Schadenfreude

 — An estimated $100,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from Rep. Darrell Issa’s home in Vista last week, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies responded on Nov. 29 to a burglary call at the Republican congressman’s house in the city’s upscale Shadowridge neighborhood, Sheriff’s Department records show. The incident occurred between 6:40 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. that day.
Pardon us if we laugh & laugh & laugh when a taker gets a dose of his own medicine. Couldn't have happened to a more deserving jerk.

Infamy

Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere
PEARL HARBOR — Dec. 7, 1941: A photograph taken from a Japanese
aircraft during the torpedo attack on ships moored on both sides
of Ford Island. This view looks east, with the supply depot,
submarine base and fuel tank farm in the right center distance.
A torpedo has just hit the battleship West Virginia on the
far side of Ford Island (center). Japanese planes are visible
in the right center (over Ford Island) and over the Navy Yard at right.
Japanese writing in the lower right states that the photograph was
reproduced by authorization of the Navy Ministry.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: U.S. Naval Historical Center

Surrender Now!

From the top of the world, its end."K-Pop." Just too hep.

Is It Midnight Yet?*

Wrapping up 2012 like the rotten fish it is, we give you a link to another list of links, of best annual images wrap-ups.

More specific, 2012's passings, in case you've forgotten any. (Jumping the gun a bit, aren't they?) And. Or even.
*If we wait we'll have a Friday item & can blow off any effort the rest of the day.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Factoids: A Day Late

91.99X or so seems long enough, but Dave Brubeck still had plans for the wknd.
Brubeck was en route to an appointment with his cardiologist when he was stricken Wednesday morning, said his longtime manager-producer-conductor, Russell Gloyd. The pianist died of heart failure at Norwalk Hospital, in Norwalk, Conn., near his home in Wilton, Conn.

Brubeck was anticipating a birthday concert Thursday, when he would have turned 92. The performance will go on, but in the form of a tribute, in Waterbury, Conn.
Dave Brubeck作曲。スヌーピーの月旅行から。 Mostly for the cover art.
Ramsey Lewis, meanwhile, still alive. He reminisces. Brubeck reminisces three yrs. ago.This should be enough for now.UPDATE (1425PST 6 December 2012): The moment someone dies the vultures appear to remove previously-ignored videos. Eff them & their "property rights!"

Brubeck Covers The Duke

Give it up for Paul Desmond.

Tributes

Saxed-up reggae version.

As noted in comments somewhere, & not-unobvious once read, variations.(Drum solo! Supergroup! Are there any songs besides this one on that album?)

60 Yrs. Ago Today: Choking On
The Big Smoke

This must have been fun:
The Great Smog of '52 or Big Smoke was a severe air pollution event that affected London during December 1952. A period of cold weather, combined with an anticyclone and windless conditions, collected airborne pollutants mostly from the use of coal to form a thick layer of smog over the city. It lasted from Friday 5 to Tuesday 9 December 1952, and then dispersed quickly after a change of weather.

Although it caused major disruption due to the effect on visibility, and even penetrated indoor areas, it was not thought to be a significant event at the time, with London having experienced many smog events in the past, so called "pea soupers". However, medical reports in the following weeks estimated that 4,000 people had died prematurely and 100,000 more were made ill because of the smog's effects on the human respiratory tract. More recent research suggests that the number of fatalities was considerably greater at about 12,000.
Must these Englishmen live, &c?

U.N. Rand Message Header

The Grift Continues:

Look at that, fellow American! They will tie your limp dick in a knot so you can't father any more white babies!

Also:
And how does one keep the U.N. from grabbing your guns? Why, by using the U.N. Rand Clicker to sign a survey which both puts you on the right wing sucker list & lets the U.N. troops in their black helicopters know where you & your guns live. But you'll be ready for them w/ your GUNS!!!!
And it goes w/o saying that you should send all the money you can to the National Association for Gun Rights. Some of which, in an amazing coincidence, will go right back to Sen. Rand Paul.
The National Association for Gun Rights PAC (NAGR-PAC) is an affiliated, but Separate Segregated Fund (SSF) Political Action Committee registered with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Founded in 2010, it endorsed and donated to several candidates for Federal office including Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Sharron Angle (NV-SEN), Ken Buck (CO-SEN), and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).
Don't let the America-haters at the U.N. tie your all-American dick in a knot, send money now!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

It's Not Totalitarian If WE Do it!

Every so often we encounter something that fills us w/ the burning hate of yada yada & a sincere desire to slap someone silly, kick him in his no doubt atrophied gonads & simultaneously stab him in the liver or heart.

One such inspirational waste of human DNA & oxygen would be a pile of crap who types for that ridiculous Examiner thing. Specifically:
Kyle [Rogers] is a Conservative activist in South Carolina. He co-organized the 2006 Greenville, SC rally against the Lindsey Graham/Ted Kennedy sponsored amnesty bill. More than 1,000 people attended. The event helped launch the SC Tea Party movement. He has organized numerous other conservative protests and events as well.
And what's made usually calm & reserved us so rip-snortin' mad? The last paragraph of an idiotic screed is what.
Despite requests by a multitude of media outlets, Bob Costas and NBC have refused to make any comments about the incident.

Using sporting events to deliver political propaganda goes back to ancient Rome, and is typically used by totalitarian regimes. The practice was revived, with great success, by the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and Communist China.
We suppose that makes these United Snakes a successful totalitarian state as well. Example: Counting medals at the Olympics. But don't believe us; take the DoD's word for it.

NFL Continues Military Partnership at Super Bowl

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2011 – From Air Force fighter jet flyovers to Army parachutists dropping in at halftime, the U.S. military and the National Football League have shared more than 40 years of Super Bowl history.
Also:

Joint-Service Color Guard Marches into NFL Season Opener

By Staff Sgt. Carmen Maldonado, USA
Special to American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2003 – Operation Tribute to Freedom teamed up with the National Football League to honor the nation's military forces during the season-opening game here between the Washington Redskins and the New York Jets, Sept. 4.

A joint-service color guard from the Military District of Washington displayed a rainbow of patriotic colors at FedEx Field in front of more than 85,000 fans during the playing of the national anthem. The pregame and halftime activities were dedicated to all the military personnel fighting the global war on terrorism.

The service members of the color guard -- featuring three representatives each from the Coast Guard, Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps -- stood proudly and solemnly as a giant American flag, shaped like the United States, was unfurled on the field behind them. The spectators, enthralled in a patriotic frenzy, cheered on along with the Redskins cheerleaders, who lined up in front of the color guard teams.
Or:
The National Football League will continue its long history of honoring veterans and active duty members of the military with its annual Salute to Service campaign. For every point scored during the NFL's 32 designated Salute to Service games, the league will donate $100 to each of its three core, military non-profit partners -- Pat Tillman Foundation, USO and the Wounded Warrior Project®(WWP).

The Salute to Service campaign, which began during the Kansas City Chiefs-San Diego Chargers game on NFL Network, is designed to unify and elevate the extensive military appreciation work of the NFL and its clubs. Throughout November, teams will designate one home game to honor the military. During these games, teams will display a number of Salute to Service-branded elements in stadiums, with the majority in and around the end zone in order to highlight the league's new donation program tied to scoring. Branded elements include goal post wraps, pylons with camouflage ribbon decals, wall banners and the words Salute to Service written in the back of the end zone.

Additional on field elements featuring camouflage include ribbon lapel pins, Gatorade towels, Nike and Under Armour gloves for players, captain's patches and camouflage ribbon footballs used during every play. Game used items will be collected following Salute to Service games and auctioned on NFL Auction (nfl.com/auction), with 100 percent of net proceeds donated to the league's three core military non profit partners.
Much more where the above came from. Search for "military" at nfl.com, or "football" at the DoD site.

First American Forces Press Service link from David Sirota, who covers the who can & who can't speak question.

Luckily for Kyle Rogers, boy asshole, he lives across this objectively fascist nation in (Surprise, surprise!) South Carolina, the state described as too small to be a republic but too large to be an insane asylum, as we have no plans ever to travel there, not even to thrash him like the rented mule he is.

Motown Moron

The Nuge doesn't want welfare bums to vote. Yes, it's the same tired schtick, including the "skin in the game" argument, & adds the imaginary voter fraud bit.
Let’s also stop the insanity by suspending the right to vote of any American who is on welfare. Once they get off welfare and are self-sustaining, they get their right to vote restored. No American on welfare should have the right to vote for tax increases on those Americans who are working and paying taxes to support them. That’s insane.

In addition to suspending a welfare recipient’s right to vote, we also need to get our voting system straightened out and eliminate voter fraud. We need to ensure that only Americans vote by requiring polling places to validate the identification of each voter.

It shouldn’t take a Motown guitar slayer to come up with these common-sense bargaining chips before taxes are raised on the producers, which will further choke the economy. How about it, GOP?
Especially since Nugent didn't "come up w/" any of these "buffalobargaining chips."

He probably does think these cretins should be allowed to vote.
But in 2010, ACORN filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy, putting an end to the community organizing effort altogether. Still, the fact that ACORN no longer exists hasn’t stopped the group from serving its role as scapegoat. Fifty two percent of Republicans blamed ACORN for Obama’s win in 2008, saying that they “stole” the election for him. That number only dropped by 3 percent, and 49 percent blame ACORN this time around.

Morbid & Juvenile, Again

OK this is awful & below us & a real shame & a pity & we're very sorry this poor bastard didn't see any other way out & his family & friends (if he had any & if it wasn't entirely their fault in the first place, as it so often is) must be torn up, but Hokey Smokes, he sure got the job done.
Police say the victim was a man in his 40s who committed suicide by hanging.

The body was discovered by a security guard around 3 p.m. outside a parking structure at the Kaiser Permanente facility at 12001 Washington Boulevard. The head had been separated from the body and was found next to it.
C'mon, Culver City P.D., at least let the people know what kind of rope, wire or whatever was used.

Well, That's That, Then

Megan McAwful responds to those silly people who think Ross Douthat is a he-man woman hater:
This shouldn't need saying, but apparently it does: those who say that this is not a real problem, just something that Douthat made up because he thinks that wives should be barricaded in the kitchen until they've birthed at least a basketball team, are just wrong. They're wrong because, well, if you've mett [sic] Ross's wife, you know they're just wrong, is all. But that's a sidenote.
We assume that McMegan has "mett" the woman she knows as "Ross's wife," whatever the hell her name was. It gets worse & stupider, w/ the usual pleas for growth & more population, but don't waste your time.

One nut picked from the "swarthy people are no damn good & letting them immigrate to the U.S. can not end well" comments:
Birth Dearth? Just look at the life style choices people make in our pagan society everyday.

Rising incidence of Homosexuality.

1.3 million abortions per annum.

Single parent households ill equipped to have more than one kid.

The answers are staring you in the face. The harsh truth is that A culture of death is not procreative.
Uh, what were the questions you think you were answering again?

Turning The Other Other Cheek

Here's a funny:

we have a tragedy, we have a gun, and now we have yet another opportunity to push an agenda meant to strip Americans of their God-given Second Amendment rights.

Yes, bitter failure John Nolte would like the cretins who read his crap to think that Second Amendment rights are "God-given." Because it's right there in the Bible, in the Book of Smith & Wesson Ch. 9, Verse 19: After thou killest thy girlfriend, thou shalt commit suicide in front of your boss. Do unto others before they do unto you, baby!

Does Mr. Nolte's movie make you think he's a stalker?
This wasn't so much love at first sight as much as it was "completely-head-over-heels-gonna-get-her-at-any-price-even-if-I-make-a-complete-fool-of-myself" love at first sight. And it would burn for decades. Whether she loved him or not.
Can barely promote himself either.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Local Action Krizmis

Nice day, huh?
Always cutting edge: Square wreaths.

Incredible Shrinkage

Noticed today (while using one of their newsracks as a temporary resting place for grocery bags) that the brain trust at the L.A. Tribune/Chicago Times has jacked up the daily price for the dog training & fish wrapping meatspace edition of their rag from its recent US$1.00 to US$1.50. This for a paper that is down to around 50 pp. for all four sections (used to be five sections, plus a different extra section each weekday, w/in recent memory) most of which are adverts anyway. Which is surprising in itself.

We suppose if nothing else this will eventually eliminate newsracks cluttering the streets, doubtless to be replaced by city-owned advertising spaces of some sort.

Loser Up-Date Up-Dated

In the item entitled "Loser Up-Date" (immediately below) we were unable to link to the primary source because our secondary source, LAist, had no link. We couldn't find the story on the Occidental Weekly's site, so figured LAist couldn't either &, as is our wont, gave up, but via a comment at Rumproast we found it. Here's a good part:
When Botterud arrived in the courtroom, he was approached by Taitz and asked if he had the President’s records with him, according to a court observer’s report. The report noted that Botterud was “obviously amused,” when he replied, “No.”

“It was a ridiculous question,” Botterud said in an interview with The Occidental Weekly. Botterud did say that the college would comply with any legitimate court order to release any student’s information, including President Obama’s. In absence of a court order, the college is required to follow privacy laws for all students and alumni that prohibit the release of most student records.

The college took the position that Taitz’s subpoena was improper and her arguments concerning Obama’s birthplace did not provide sufficient reason to release the documents.
Plus which:
Taitz had a different point of view. “The judge did not give a damn about this country,” she wrote on her blog in response to the ruling. “Sadly he is not any different from all the other judges. I am yet to see one single judge who gives a damn about this nation. I feel like I am in Nazi Germany in the 1930s.”

On a radio podcast he went on after the case, attorney Jay Ritt, a friend of Botterud’s who was brought on to assist Occidental defend its position, commented on Taitz’s legal skills.

“I would like to take credit for a spectacular job preparing papers and going down to the Orange County Superior Court and arguing this case and getting sanctions, but I honestly believe a rhesus monkey could have beaten Ms. Taitz and got a sanction award based on the awful lack of merit to the subpoena itself,” Ritt said. “And the case itself, from what I could tell, seems just ludicrous on its face.”
Visual:
OCWeekly, we think.
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATED (sometime later): Wonkette had the link, also too, but of course hrs. & hrs. & hrs. & then hrs. after this web log was on it.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Loser Up-Date

Our bold:
Taitz presented her case that Occidental College should forgo privacy laws and release the president's records, but The Occidental Weekly reports that Judge Charles Marginis was not impressed by her case. He told Taitz, "You should know that evidence is not stuff printed from the internet."

He dismissed the case with prejudice and ordered her to pay $4,000 in sanctions to Occidental College for bringing the suit. General Counsel Carl Botterud told the student newspaper that he was 99 percent sure that they suit would get thrown out but he let Taitz know that he planned to show up in court just in case.

Taitz responded with an e-mail, saying, "Your opposition will constitute Obstruction of Justice, Aiding and Abetting in the elections fraud in forgery and treason in allowing a foreign citizen to usurp the U.S. Presidency with an aid of forged IDs and usurp the civil rights of the U.S. citizens. At any rate your opposition and your attempt of intimidation and your allegiance or lack of allegiance to the United States of America is duly noted. Just make sure not to forget to bring with you Mr. Obama's application, registration, and financial aid application."
From laist.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Spewer

Because we are an idjit it took us a while to realize this gargoylic thang was a drain.

Not Hollyhock House

Driveway retaining wall.
Identified as Residence "A" or a guest house on maps. Dunno if FLW designed it or what.