Saturday, January 19, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Then, Now

Photos © 1936, 1964 Columbia Pictures, Industries, Inc.
All Rights Reversed
B&W (middle) photo.

Today's "Law-Abiding" Gun Owner

Wouldn't you think a brave & noble police officer (or oinky pig) would be the very definition of "law-abiding." (Where else in contemporary usage do we find "abiding," by the way? No usage I can think of.)

And yet ...
A Prince George's County jury found a D.C. police officer guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his mistress and their infant child, News4's Jackie Bensen reported.

[...]

Phillips was arrested in June 2011 after police located the bodies of 20-year-old Wright and her daughter, Jaylin, in a park outside Washington. Prosecutors said Phillips shot Wright and then drove the child - still strapped in the car seat of her mother's car with the doors closed and the windows up - a short distance away, where he left her to die.

A heat advisory was in effect, and temperatures inside the car reached 125 degrees, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said.
Do the D.C. police even do background checks for employment? And if background checks done by the police dep't. in our nation's capital can't determine they're about to hire a murderer, what good are any other such checks going to do?

This is not a call to forget background checks, but a demonstration that any one can flip at any time, background check or not, so just maybe no one should have guns. Especially not the fucking police, most of whom are thuggish compensating criminals to begin w/. Fuck them!

"Let Youth Go Ahead"

Dozens of Poems Created
Pyongyang, January 17 (KCNA) -- Poets under the Central Committee of the Writers Union of Korea created dozens of poems and words of songs in the first week of the new year.

Such poems as "Let Us Go for Great Victory" and "Our Strength, Banner of Victory" praise the greatness of the dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un, noting that his ringing voice would always be cherished in the hearts of the service personnel and people of the DPRK.

Poems "Footsteps of the DPRK in the Year 2013" and "With the Same Spirit and Mettle As Were Displayed in Conquering Space" fully represent the firm will of all the service personnel and people to successfully carry out the tasks set forth in the New Year Address of Kim Jong Un.

Poem "Let's Dedicate Springtime of Life to Country" and words of songs "Dreamful Girl in Sepho" and "Let Youth Go Ahead" fully represent the unanimous determination of the youth to make a breakthrough towards victory in every worksite for great surge in response to the Party's call.
Copyright (C) KOREA NEWS SERVICE(KNS) All Rights Reserved.

Is this what the "DPRK Internet" looks like? Also, would someone pls. click one of those white squares & tell us where it goes. Merci!Never mind. Removed them.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

NRA & Crime: All For It

Interesting.

The NRA doesn’t protect the public. It protects the gun rights of accused criminals.

Down By A Point

The 27% loon line is slipping, if you want to believe some liberal WSJ poll.
What’s more, 49 percent hold a negative view of the Republican Party – its highest negative rating in the survey since 2008. Only 26 percent have a positive view.
That one percent slippage is doubtless w/in the margin of error, but not un-encouraging. If only the drooling reactionaries would absorb this information & stop pretending that an (incredibly silent) majority of the sheep are as ignorant & reactionary as the distinctly noisy quarter of the population. Hey, we have a dream too.

War On Wimmin Folks

There isn't one. Or is there?
“We have some problematic allies,” Hoff Sommers said in her opening remarks. “Conservative leaders and funders, they don’t take women’s issues seriously.”

“I’m not sure what’s worse: conservatives ignoring women’s issues, or conservatives addressing them,” she said as the audience laughed.

[...]

Sabrina Schaeffer, the executive director of IWF and a panelist, complained that Republican indifference to women’s issues was a problem she runs into. “I know sometimes when I go into a donor meeting and I see someone’s eyes just glazing over, like, ‘why would I care about women?’”

[...]

When prodded by audience questions, the panelists said that contraception was a non-issue. As Hemingway put it, contraception was thought up by Democrats who found it tested well in focus groups despite being a completely settled issue. Her response was to urge Republicans to respond with their own accusations that are “just as crazy,” something like, “they’re stealing your hot dogs!”
Equally crazy alright. How stupid are these dames to think it's a "settled issue?" Can they not read?

But wait, former President Lust-in-His-Heart has something to add:
So my decision to sever my ties with the Southern Baptist Convention, after six decades, was painful and difficult. It was, however, an unavoidable decision when the convention's leaders, quoting a few carefully selected Bible verses and claiming that Eve was created second to Adam and was responsible for original sin, ordained that women must be "subservient" to their husbands and prohibited from serving as deacons, pastors or chaplains in the military service.
Yeah right you sad-assed cracker fuck, it's just a question of interpretation. No way are all the fucking "holy" books patriarchal or anything of the sort, except to the literate population. And "selected?" Those books from the Bronze Age desert are a complete fucking contradictory mess. We figure heat stroke is as sensible an explanation as any for the crap written therein.

Also, J.C. is involved in an Illuminati-style conspiracy of wretched old men:
The Elders are an independent group of eminent global leaders, brought together by former South African president Nelson Mandela, who offer their influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity. We have decided to draw particular attention to the responsibility of religious and traditional leaders in ensuring equality and human rights and have recently published a statement that declares: "The justification of discrimination against women and girls on grounds of religion or tradition, as if it were prescribed by a Higher Authority, is unacceptable."
Guess Jimmy can't read, or doesn't want to face the truth about the bullshit he's been swallowing all his life.
We ask, in particular, that leaders of all religions have the courage to acknowledge and emphasize the positive messages of dignity and equality that all the world's major faiths share.
We're sure that the very minute someone finds something about dignity & equality in any of that shit they'll all get right to work honoring that. Or wiping their asses w/ those pages. When the Catholic Church in its resplendent Babylonian glory & excess goes on about "dignity" you know lay people are getting fucked over, figuratively & (if under the age of consent) literally, often in the ass. In this case it's pain & suffering (or, if you're lucky, drugged oblivion) while machines keep you alive & very dignified. Like when you're 92, shitting the hospital bed & have a tube shoved down your throat, &c, that's dignity. But hey, you wouldn't expect baby-rapers to have an understanding of normal or average humans.

Anyway, ladies, get back in that kitchen & be dignified, wouldja? Jesus isn't going to make those sandwiches for you, no matter how much you pray. And if you aren't a "lady," well, Jimmy Swaggart (Why is he still living?) would like a word w/ you. No, two words: "How much?"

Today's Tweet Of The Day

Deadspin may deserve a spot on the bog-roll.

Whole Food Fascism Follow-Up

Previously on Just Another Blog™. And now, the conclusion. (Or episode two, depending on when someone deals w/ this fucking jerk.)

More Buffoonery

Here's a fucking link so no assholes whine about their "rights," "payment" or other capitalist bullshit. Oh, guess what, the site won't load so we can't provide a link. Too fucking bad, but not our problem. Also, "intellectual" property is theft, so eat us!

MOMENTS LATER: OK, here it is. The above imprecations, insults & rudeness still apply, fuckheads! (Fuck, awfully cranky. Maybe it's time for lunch.)

Almost Forgot

Bowling For Buffoons

You may have heard that loud-mouthed one-term Congress creep & attention-whore Allen West, realizing he'll never again be elected to any office higher than dog-catcher, will be spewing his disturbed Jesus-loving ignorance for PJMedia's latest scam, something called "Next Generation." Because the yout' want a 51-yr. old disgraced Army officer telling them crap on the Internet.
Fuck off, gramps.
See if you can follow the tortured reasoning (for lack of a better word) here:
You may be wondering why am I taking on this mission.

Earlier this month, my family and I traveled to Phoenix, Ariz., to attend the 2013 BCS Fiesta Bowl. It was truly great to be in such a festive atmosphere, and even see some old friends.

However, as I watched the opening kickoff, I got that deep feeling in the pit of my stomach that it would be a long evening for the K-State Wildcat Nation. So my mind started to drift and analyze what was before me.

I looked over at my two daughters, dressed in K-State purple, and thought about my first college bowl game. I considered the cost today to attend a BCS bowl game, and thought about how the college-bowl experience will be something that will be harder for future generations to afford.

Is our dollar losing such value that ticket prices may become untenable for our next generation? I remember as a kid working hard doing errands and chores for neighbors, like washing cars and cutting grass, to earn the money to go see a game.

This is just one example of traditional American experiences we must stand up for in order to preserve the American dream for future generations.
What a sad jag-off. And an excellent illustration of just how pig-ignorant he is. It's the alleged weakness of the dollar that makes bowl games (Absolutely the most important part of the American Dream.) so expensive? Just how many bowl games did he attend w/ his washing & mowing money?

Not A Joke At All

Not to us, anyway. We are in complete agreement w/ the Onion.
Speaking with reporters, web users expressed a near unanimous desire to visit a website and simply look at it, for once, without having every aspect of the user interface tailored to a set of demographic information culled from their previous browsing history. In addition, citizens overwhelmingly voiced their wish for a straightforward one-way conduit of information, and specifically one that did not require any kind of participation on their part.

“Every time I type a web address into my browser, I don’t need to be taken to a fully immersive, cross-platform, interactive viewing experience,” said San Diego office manager Keith Boscone. “I don’t want to take a moment to provide my feedback, open a free account, become part of a growing online community, or see what related links are available at various content partners.”

“All I want is to go to a website, enjoy it for the time I’ve decided to spend there, and then move on with my life,” he continued. “Is that so much to ask?”
No fucking shit. It's why we prefer telebision to video games. We want to be entertained, not to perform more fucking work; nor do we have any desire to participate in anything w/ anybody. Ever. So fuck off already.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Today In Trollery

Here, a pissing match between two skunks:Cheezis. 70-80 yrs. ago we had Fred Allen & Jack Benny feuding, now it's these two. Talk about decline & falling down. Text.

Keeping The Grift In The Family

Whoa! When we heard the Prez mention Reagan's 1994 appeal to ban "assault weapons" earlier today we wondered if a reactionary would take the opportunity to claim (admit) that Ronnie was demented. And looky:Can't be coincidence that the above drooler has the same last name as the executive director of the ++nutty Gun Owners of America. Bet little Erich there can't find a gig in the real world of profit & loss.

Today In Anti-SemitismTheocracy

The situation worsens:
Early last year, Benny Katzover, a leader in the settlement of Elon Moreh, told a Chabad paper, Beit Mashiach, “I would say that today Israeli democracy has one central mission, and that is to disappear. Israeli democracy has finished its historical role, and it must be dismantled and bow before Judaism.”
Yeah, fuck democracy, some rabbi should be in charge.

Time Again To Get Out The Paving Stones

Also bricks, & even just plain rocks. Why? Because there are windows crying out to be broken in every one of Whole Foods' over-priced stores in this country. Also Canada & the UK.
Whole Foods CEO says Obama healthcare law is 'more like fascism'
Speaking of fascism, might not be a bad idea to steal copies of the asshole CEO john Mackey's new book & burn them. Maybe even soak the book ("Liberating the heroic spirit of business." Money-grubbing & exploitation is not "heroic," you pathetic sack of garbage.) in gasoline, heave it through the just broken window & see what happens. Target locator.

NB: Our simple suggestions are not meant to preclude anyone from spitting on, strangling, throwing organic tomatoes, eggs, &c. at or shooting a few rounds through the empty head of Mr. Capitalism. See if he's going to be in your sector pimping his forest-murdering waste of paper & go say "hi" to him. Here's another target locator. Note appearance at the Milken Foundation, 25 January 2013 at 1630. Says it all. Also note: The Milken Foundation is in Santa Monica (4th & Arizona) not Los Angeles, & The public is welcome to attend our forums, which bring acclaimed authors, economists and thought leaders to Santa Monica.

Is there any phrase more fascist than "thought leaders?"

Cult Report

Good news:
More Rastafarians Than Scientologists?

According to a former spokesperson for the church, there are only 30,000 members in an organization that church members are “forcefully encouraged” to join, the International Association of Scientologists. A survey called the Statistical Abstract of the United States estimates only 25,000 Americans call themselves Scientologists. “That’s less than half the number identifying themselves as Rastafarians.” (The Church of Scientology claims 8 million members worldwide—supposedly the number of people who have donated to the church. A recent ad claims 4.4 million new members every year.) The church has $1 billion in liquid assets, and in terms of cash reserves this figure eclipses the holdings of most major world religions. It claims to own about 12 million square feet of property around the world, with 26 of them in Hollywood, valued at $400 million. At its headquarters in Clearwater, Fla., it owns 68 largely tax-exempt pieces of land worth $168 million. The Sea Org is the church’s clergy, a navylike core estimated at around 3,000 to 5,000 members. Most of them join when they’re children, rendering services with barely any pay.
Rasta no pick pocket/Rasta no run racket.

America Continues Eating Its Young

From Aaron Swartz' funeral:
In 2011, Swartz was arrested in Boston, charged with 13 felonies, including computer fraud, accused of stealing more than 4 million articles from a computer archive at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Swartz’s indictment said he stole the documents from JSTOR, a subscription service used by MIT that offers digitized copies of articles from academic journals. Prosecutors said he intended to distribute the articles on file-sharing websites.

He was found Friday after he had hanged himself in his New York apartment. He faced 35 years in prison on the charges. He had pleaded not guilty and faced trial in April.

“He was killed by the government, and MIT betrayed all of its basic principles,” his father said at the funeral.

His activism and what friends claimed his crucifixion at the hands of cruel prosecutors and a heartless MIT bureaucracy have heightened debates about access to academic and other expensive documents online, and about how existing laws make no distinction between malicious and ideological hackers.
"Basic principles" are made to be betrayed, as far as we can determine.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Witch Of The Wk.

If this fucking fascist had any honor she would kill herself, just as her victim did.
U.S Attorney Carmen Ortiz at the
John Joseph Moakley United States Court House.
Inset: Aaron Swartz.
(Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty; Inset: AP)
Also, your justice system sucks, America. Time for "Second Amendment Remedies?" If they don't fix the system, YES! (Why should the right-wing have all the fun?)

Statuary

So Give The Fuck Up Already

If there are no humans alive to miss all the other dead humans, what possible fucking difference could it make?
With climate change, unless we act fairly soon in response to the timetable set by physics, there’s not much reason to act at all.
Hurry up & die already so we don't have to listen to anyone's bullshit     about anything, ever again.

Monday, January 14, 2013

A Tree

Neo-Nazi Up-Date

Here's some responsible Internet journalism: Linking to a follow-up/wrap-up to/of a Nazi family murder case of May 2011 we linked to then.

Free Unidentified Defendant Hall!

UPDATE (1650PST 15 January 2013): Not that responsible, it turns out. Here's what should have been at the first link. Thanks to mind-reader McGravitas. (How effing embarrassing. We blame the cold, or stupidity & incompetence.)

The Kitchen Sink

Yes, another pindick leaves no stone unturned while screeching about the civil war a-brewin'.

Ordinary, average, normal, decent people would be sickened by the deaths of 26 innocent (Not that anyone is innocent, but in this case ...) children & teachers; not Mr. Barber. He reserves his revulsion for exploitative Negroes.
I was disgusted – physically sickened, in fact – when Barack Obama, president of these Divided States of America, shamelessly exploited the Sandy Hook memorial service to lay the groundwork for his unconstitutional gun-confiscation scheme. It was slimy to the extreme.
I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised. That’s what liberals do. Every time some evil nutjob – pumped full of psychotropic drugs by NEA members who don’t want to deal with them – shoots-up the place, the left’s collective mouth begins to water.
NEA members now prescribing (& "pumping") drugs? "Evil nutjob" indeed.

Further excerpts.

Packer On Crackers

Political Wire leads us to a New Yorker item.
George Packer: "Every President elected between 1976 and 2004 was, by birth or by choice, a Southerner, except Ronald Reagan, who enjoyed a sort of honorary status. (When he began the 1980 campaign in Philadelphia, Mississippi, scene of the murder, in 1964, of three civil-rights workers, many Southerners heard it as a dog whistle.) A Southern accent, once thought quaint or even backward, became an emblem of American authenticity, a political trump card. It was a truism that no Democrat could win the White House unless he spoke with a drawl. Now the South is becoming isolated again."

"Every demographic and political trend that helped to reelect Barack Obama runs counter to the region's self-definition: the emergence of a younger, more diverse, more secular electorate, with a libertarian bias on social issues and immigration; the decline of the exurban life style, following the housing bust; the class politics, anathema to pro-business Southerners, that rose with the recession; the end of America's protracted wars, with cuts in military spending bound to come. The Solid South speaks less and less for America and more and more for itself alone."

Framing The Debate

Expect the phrase "gun controllers" to be seen & heard a lot more. And said w/ a sneer, of course.

Glenn Beck's America

Glenn's building a new city.Do not confuse w/ this city. Although that city could be confused w/ this one.

Oh, great. No sooner had we polished this (& scheduled it for 0543) than we saw that Fourby had won this one. Might as well go w/ it now rather than hold it for the morning edition. Bastard.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Musical Number Of The Wk.

Hollywood Homicide

Hollywood Nightclub Brawl -- Clubgoer Shot Dead

Hipster Round-Up

More twits tweet on the subject; above was the best.

Meat, Taters

The outside world was so cold & windblown Friday when we stepped outside we were inspired to combine Trader Joe's pot roast & his garlic & Parmesan potatoes.
Comfort food

Gun Insures Safety At
Hollywood Nightclub

Man Saves Self From Bloody Nose By Killing Some Other Dude

Another freedom-loving hero stands up for his rights. How blessed is America that men such as that walk among us?Text & audio.

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