Monday, June 30, 2014

Wrapped In The Flag, Carrying The Cross

For the lazier fascist, the cross may be wrapped in the flag.
It begins from the Bible-beaters ...
Does our Constitution need a  "Right to Sex" Amendment now? Jesus. Perhaps a "My fist trumps your 'right' to stick your nose into any aspect of my life" tweet.

How long before the Court decides on the wearing of "garment[s] of divers sorts, as of woolen and linen together?"

Dust Bitten Again

One more gone, Glendale's Brand Bookshop, after 29 yrs., w/ around 100,000 pre-read books in stock.
As part of the store’s closing sale, all books will be 50% off from July 1 until the store closes.
Great. When my gummint stipend arrives the third all the good stuff will be gone, not, of course, that I need any more clutter.

Ice-Cold News

From Sat.:
Phase IIIA
Phase IIIB
Phase IIIC; re-assembled, waiting to be sandblasted.
Can't make a renovation omelette w/o breaking a bottle of sauce.
Now I have to clean the fuggin' floor as well as the damn refrigerator.

Edge Of Sedition

Whoops! Hot to trot w/ this item, Gov. LePage having provided filler for this space over the yrs.,
but, excitable weasel that I am (Meat!?!) I'd only seen the headline/tease/whatever & hadn't the slightest it was a scrolling-required tl; dr book excerpt.
This is an excerpt from As Maine Went: Governor Paul LePage and the Tea Party Takeover of Maine, a new book by Mike Tipping out this July. Pre-order the book through Kickstarter.
O.K., the book title isn't inflammatory. What caught the eye was the TPMMuck title:

Why Did Maine's Governor Conspire
With 'Sovereign Citizen' Extremists?

Now the inner editor asks, w/o more than a ritual & cursory scan, will it back our original reaction, "Are there no sedition laws?"

Listeners tuning in that morning were greeted first with a medley of patriotic and religious songs and then by the voices of Jack McCarthy and Steve Martin, hosts of the Aroostook Watchmen radio show.


This particular Monday morning, the Watchmen discussed new evidence that they said proved the Sandy Hook school shooting was a false-flag operation made possible through government mind control. They warned that Jewish Senators Diane Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, and Joe Lieberman were attempting to disarm the patriots of America so that they could begin their “holocaust against America’s Christian population.” They also had something more locally relevant to talk about: McCarthy’s hour-and-a-half meeting, two days earlier, with Maine Governor Paul LePage.
Does AM radiation make these people worse? Which brings up the caveat that all the hot poop on Maine's Goob'ner seems to come from these two "Watchmen." And Gov. Mucilage appears to have finally been wised up by his staff (You can imagine what fun even the semi-rational must have when the boss is a dumb cluck like LePage. If they weren't glibertarian nimrods to begin w/ some amount of pity night be felt.)
Soon after this meeting, a Freedom of Access request for the documents that have informed much of this report was filed, alerting the governor’s staff that word of the meetings had spread. Sometime before the governor’s next meeting with the Constitutionalists, LePage’s legal staff presented him with a five-page memo arguing that the Sovereign Citizens were misinterpreting the law. They wrote that the right of remonstrance “does not include and has never included any rights of citizens to compel legislation or compel the government to act in any certain way.” In short, they finally explained to LePage the sheer ridiculousness of the basic premise of the conversations the governor had been having with the group for the prior eight months.
Too bad, really. Maybe the Watchmen could have talked the Governor into dissolving Maine's state gov't. & empowering the reeve of each shire as the lord (BUT ELECTED!! WHY DO YOU HATE DEMOCRACY?) of his fief.

Hell, the moron voters up there should give LePage another shot this yr. Maybe w/ four more he can finish transmogrifying Maine to New England's Somalia, & they'll all get what they deserve, good & hard.

"Christian" Corporation? Not Bloody Likely.

HOBBY LOBBY. (Just saying ...)

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Welcome To The Work Wk. Wail,
In Ah Jamaican Jazzbo-Stylee

Happy Monday!

Today In Conservatism: A Convicted Liar's Historical Revisionism, Brought To You By
An Alleged Abuser

Hard to narrow it down from the headline alone, innit? Enough suspense: It's alleged domestic abuser John Fund using his bullshit pulpit at NRO to have a confab (See also: Confabulate, psychiatric definition.) w/ convicted (So guilty he pled guilty.) political criminal, adulterer & apologist for imperialism & colonialism Dinesh D'Souza. This load of poop should have the iNternet in a tizzy once it gets around later today. Just remember, WEB OF EVIL was outraged before you were, Eastern elitists.

Please don't pretend for even a moment that racist pig William F. Buckley, Jr. is spinning in his grave at this; any spinning he's doing is from sheer joy at how well D'Souza has internalized the "White Man's Burden" schtick.

WARNING: Will elevate levels of bile in decent people, who will want to slap D'Souza about the face until his pencil-neck snaps.
For young people, and young adults who were taught spongy “social studies” rather than true American history, the most valuable parts of the movie might be those in which D’Souza tackles America’s greatest sins: its treatment of Native Americans, slavery, the transfer of half of Mexico to the U.S. after the Mexican War of 1848, and its supposed colonialist behavior. Consider his treatment of those subjects as his direct rebuttal to the works of radical historian Howard Zinn, whose textbooks treating America’s history as one of ceaseless oppression dominate many American high schools and colleges.

“The Indians have gotten a bad deal,” he notes in his book. “At the same time, we should be clear about what the alternatives are. . . . You say, ‘Give us back the Black Hills,’ you point out that there is uranium and other minerals in those hills, and now that land is worth a fortune. Once again, no Indian tribe knew how to mine uranium and no Indian tribe knew what to do with uranium if they had it. Other Americans have added value to the Black Hills by figuring out how to tap its resources, and now the Indians want the land back so they can take advantage of what others have figured out how to do.”

He takes a similarly hard line with the demands of some Latinos to return land that once belonged to Mexico: “After the war, the United States immediately recognized as valid the property rights of Mexicans who were now part of U.S. territory. The change was not in any individual’s land ownership but in the fact that people who were once Mexicans now became Americans. . . . While progressives deplore American aggression . . . what we do know is that the vast majority of Mexicans who ended up on the American side of the border, following the Mexican War, never attempted to return to Mexico. And neither have their descendants.”

“Did America owe something to the slaves whose labor had been stolen?” he asks in the book. Yes, he says, but “that debt . . . is best discharged through memory, because the slaves are dead and their descendants are better off as a consequence of their ancestors being hauled from Africa to America.” He notes that when the great boxer Muhammad Ali won one of his most famous fights (the “rumble in the jungle” against George Foreman in Zaire in the 1970s), he was asked by a reporter, “Champ, what did you think of Africa?” Ali replied, “Thank God my grandaddy got on that boat!” Ali recognized, D’Souza boldly claims, “that for all the horror of slavery, it was the transmission belt that brought Africans into the orbit of Western freedom.” He quotes the black writer Zora Neale Hurston: “I have no personal memory of those times, and no responsibility for them. Neither has the grandson of the man who held my folks. . . . I have no intention of wasting my time beating on old graves. . . . Slavery is the price I paid for civilization, and that is worth all that I have paid through my ancestors for it.” D’Souza also notes that slavery has been a worldwide phenomenon throughout most of human history, and that whites were often enslaved — it’s hardly a sin unique to America, which fought a civil war to free its slaves.
No real surprises, of course, merely the same mealy-mouthed lies iterated again in defense of evil. It is to be noted that the crime to which Mr. D'Souza pled guilty was essentially lying, & there's no indication here that he's learned the error of his ways.

I dare say, the only thing the repellent little adulterer D'Souza seems to have learned in the last several yrs. is that the audience of delusional paranoids & racist morons his sad appeals to fear & loathing attract are so cow-simple that "documentary" movies & DVDs are a much better way to relieve them of their hard-earned moolah than the pointy-headed books (soundin' out them thar big werds lak "uranium" one syllable at a time is such a struggle for so many of them) D'Souza had typed for him by interns.

Dinesh D'Souza & John Fund: Living proof that nothing less than the proverbial live boy or dead girl can derail a right-wing career.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

W.C. Recap: Bite Me?

Bite you!
A city worker sweeps next to an Adidas advertisement featuring Uruguay’s
soccer striker Luis Suarez near Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.
FIFA banned Suarez on Thursday from all soccer activities for four months
for biting an opponent at the World Cup, ruling him out of the rest of the tournament.
AP/Matt Dunham
And The Scientist continues at the Cup.

This Is Beyond Tiresome

Enough w/ this wide-eyed victim-of-capitalism urchin & ragamuffin of the favelas bullshit.
Fuck FIFA. Can't they all just play to a draw & go home? If not, maybe some shitty little country can have a war w/ some other shitty little country over the results. Assholes.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

More Reefer & Doors
(Oddly Enough, Not '60s References)

Uh oh, cupboard bare.
Phase IA
Freezer door easy.
Phase IIA
This was the hang-up of four-five yrs. ago: Couldn't get the T-driver into this damn screw.
Hah, GE Refrigerator Division of Louisville, KY, once I had access easier than flopped on the floor & some leverage it didn't take more than half an hr., standard & needle-nosed pliers, a flathead screwdriver (used as a chisel & a lever) & a hammer to get that puppy off. Smooth sailing from there, no skinned knuckles even. Nor will a child ever suffocate in it.
Phase IIB

It Began ...

Hey look, a historian wrote a book about something that happened exactly 100 yrs. ago. Today. Can you guess?
Ten minutes before the motorcade reached the Čumurja bridge a policeman approached Čabrinović, demanding that he identify himself. He produced a permit that purported to have been issued by the Viennese police and asked the policeman which car was carrying the archduke. ‘The third’ he was told. A few minutes later he took out his grenade, knocked off the detonator cap and threw it at the limousine carrying the archduke and the duchess. Because there was a twelve-second delay between knocking off the cap and the explosion, the grenade hit the limousine, bounced off, rolled under the next car, and exploded. General Potiorek’s aide-de-camp was injured, along with several spectators. The duchess suffered a slight wound to her cheek, where she had been grazed by the grenade’s detonator.

Čabrinović swallowed his cyanide capsule and jumped over the embankment into the river. But the cyanide failed and the river had been reduced to a mere trickle in mid-summer. He was captured immediately by a policeman who asked him if he was a Serb. ‘Yes, I am a Serb hero’, he replied.
In further amazement, the book,
Excerpted from “The Month that Changed the World: July 1914” by Gordon Martel. Copyright © 2014 by Gordon Martel. Reprinted by arrangement with Oxford University Press, a division of Oxford University. All rights reserved.
was excerpted on-line.

Anatomy of an assassination:
Two fateful days that sparked decades of horror

Trench art – showing a map of the Western Front.
The brim of the helmet is marked ‘H.G. Booth, 110th TMB AEF France 1918-’19’.
Henry G. Booth was a cook for the 110th Trench Mortar Battery.
AEF stands for ‘American Expeditionary Force’. (Text and Photograph © Jane A. Kimball)
Decades? We've yet to see the end of the beginning.
It began inauspiciously enough: On New Year’s Day, 1914, The New York Times carried a story about the merger of two British colonies, one Muslim, one Christian, to create Nigeria. There was a piece on Mexico’s revolution, another on a march by suffragists from Manhattan to Albany demanding the vote for women, and a notice that the North German Lloyd shipping line cut its rates to encourage trans-Atlantic passenger traffic.

Such was the prosaic start to the year that would launch the bloodiest war the world had ever known — one which, in one form or another, has raged on in different, ever more insidious forms for a century now. The idea that World War I can be viewed merely between 1914 and 1918 is absurd. It is the war that has never ended.
Here be the ++cursory video & helmet image.

The Doors Of Refrigeration

Best Laid Plans Dep't.:
Some time over the wknd. I fully intend to reverse the doors on this lump of white metal & plastic.
Phase Zero
Last time I gave it a shot, three four yrs. ago I had the freezer door done & every fucking screw but one out of the reefer door (at the lower left, not quite accessible because of the floor); rather than make the effort to put it on its side & do the job I gave right the hell up. (One helluva lot more crap in the kitchen to move out of the way then, also.)

Yrs. on, I'm more interested in saving energy. My energy. Reaching 75cm. more than needed, the extra steps & contorting around the door are sapping me. So the desired inertia of less motion while cookingheating stuff has finally overcome the inertia of inertia.

Should I die beneath the Frigidaire gasping for air [SPOILER: You won't know until I think next wknd., as at least an item a day is scheduled through Independence Day.] blame gravity.
Phase I

Friday, June 27, 2014

State Of The Wk.: Oklahoma, Perhaps Not O.K.?

[TRIGGER WARNINGContent note: Broadway references; geographism; loons; sovereign citizenry.]

Are they doin' fine? We're a little worried. (Very little, but we try to pretend.) What exactly's happened in the Sooner State in the wk. (or two or so) since Fathers Day? ("State Of The Fortnight?")

Start w/ the Oklahoma Full Auto Shoot & Trade Show, detailed in the howitzer item immediately below, chase that w/ a dose of 5%-of-the-vote Congressional primary candidate Hon. Timothy Ray Murray,
who seems quite confident the incumbent & primary winner, Rep. Frank Lewis, is, is ... only his words can do him justice:
Rep. Frank Lucas, and a few other Oklahoma and other States’ Congressional Members were depicted as being executed by The World Court on or about Jan. 11, 2011 in Southern Ukraine. On television they were depicted as being executed by the hanging about the neck until death on a white stage and in front of witnesses. Other now current Members of Congress have shared those facts on television also. We know that it is possible to use look alike artificial or manmade replacements, however Rep. Lucas was not eligible to serve as a Congressional Member after that time.
Here are some more words from Murray, not in any obviously sensible order, but completely sic:
This is a situation similar to the Senators’ from Kentucky situation in the 2012 election. I am contesting that this matter has happen since his election was blocked, because of the U.S. Defense Department’s use of Mr. Murray’s DNA. To my knowledge, the U.S. Defense Department has not released to the public that information, as it is their confidential information about many people. Congress is likely wanting me to state that all my DNA used will not result in benefits to people I have never had relations with of a family nature. I have been bound to protect that information unless it causes harm to The People.
Hard to believe, but Timmy Ray may not be as Republican as he seems. (Incumbent Lewis said Murray ran for the same seat as a Democrat in 2012.) He might do better (Seven, even eight per cent?) under the banner of a party more tailored to his particular issues than the G.O.P. (currently) is. The Philip K. Dick/William S. Burroughs Mutual Memorial Sci-Fi Paranoia/Sovereign Citizen DNA Party? W/ Timmy Ray Fester pimping it? He'll be clearing out all the DoD DNA on Inauguration Day 2017!
Hon. Timothy Ray Murray
is an Oklahoman and Republican.
Then on the sidebar of the telebision station whence the howitzer story, more from the Dude-Brahs4Jesus at the Ignite Church, which we hadn't previously registered as being Oklahoman. (Okie-dar may need re-calibration.)
Hammerstein's wind comes sweeping down the plain alright, but once it arrives it whistles right the fuck through the state's collective brain, in one ear (of corn) & out the other.

Geographism Disclaimer: Yeah, we know. Random meaningless universe, arbitrary imaginary lines on paper, could happen anywhere, in any jurisdiction. (Any in the U.S.; possibly not in the civilized world.) If you live in Oklahoma, or just know decent people there, we're sorry if this caused anyone emotional distress (Please put the gun down. Hurting yourself won't help ... it'll just hurt.) & we're sorry you they or anyone must live there. (We coastal elites complaining pseudo-bitterly that L.A. is hell are shamelessly spoiled brats. Condescending, also too.)

A bit later: We're just being cruel to this poor sod.

Freak Accident: Shame It Wasn't A Live Round

Saw "105mm" & figured it was a recoilless rifle, whether or not the young & ignernt reporter said "howitzer." Checking on effective ranges indicates it probably was one of these:
Where the magic happened.(Maybe some of these loons can resist at least the National Guard for a while. Explosive 105mm rounds could be a problem though. Expensive even if they were readily available.)
We are needing cars and other targets for the shoot. If you live in the
local area and have something you would like to donate please call us
at 918-666-2788 or email:

Stool, Pigeon

Sez at the source that the plane landed on a "stool." Kind of a misnomer, as the stool (& maybe that is what the squids call it) is a piece of gear that is aboard for just this purpose, while ninnies like me imagined some clever dick just dragged a stool from the wardroom or wherever.

Question begged: What's the deal that the Harrier's front landing gear fails so often that these "stools" are standard equipment?


We are not unamused. Truly, it surpriseth that the Cretins of Congreƒs do not do so more often.


GOP Candidate Says Ruling Will Lead to Incestuous Marriage

Wisconsin congressional candidate Karen Mueller (R) said that a recent federal ruling striking down Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban could lead to incestuous marriages, the Tomah Journal reports.

Said Mueller: "We've got, for instance, two sisters, and these two sisters want to get married. They love each other. They are committed to each other. They want to spend the rest of their life together."

She said their lawyers could argue, "'We can just do away with that state law the same way we did away with sodomy laws.' Once you do away with that, you reveal what is really going on here."
Y'know, "I'm pissed, I'm raging" is the opening line here every night, but no one can possibly care after "Men Marrying Horses!" part X to the zillionth, can they? Even if it is hot off the iPhone from last night's news (Hunch: A few days old; local idiocy oozes slowly across the iNternet. Yep, cold off the presses: Tues. 24 June 2014.) in the name of all that's decent, it's not as if there are no other examples of this sort of thing on the iNternet.

(Whew. Refrained from shouting. Deep breaths now.) O.K. We know we shouldn't, but ...
Republican Third Congressional District
candidate Karen Mueller addresses
Monroe County Republicans
at a “Meet the Candidates” event Tuesday.
Jourdan Vian, Tomah Newspapers

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tee Vee Stream (Yellow)

Hulu plus, here I come!Yeah, why shouldn't I pay more to enjoy this? Fuck you peoplesonsabitches too.


Not sure I want to know what the fuck this is/was, but there it was on the sidewalk, all furry.
Closer examination (of the photo; I got no nearer than necessary in so-called real life) suggests maybe a seed pod, but that fuzz throws me. Certainly is rodent-sized though, four to five inches stem to stern. Maybe 10-13ish cm. to the iNternational (or, as we like to call them, civilized) audience.

Tee Vee Salmon (Pink)

America Eats Its Young, Part Yada Yada Yada
(It Never Stops)

Arm the children now! They must be given equalizers so they can protect themselves & their rights from adults who want to practice rape torture & murder on them. (C'mon, N.R.A.! Mandatory free guns for the kids? Profit assured for the manufacutrers of death you serve so gleefully.)
As ProPublica detailed last week, public schools put children in restraints or so-called seclusion, holding them in
a room against their will, at least 267,000 times in just one school year.
Every single child in these United Snakes & Canada is held in a room against their will virtually all the time, whether it be a classroom, a school torture chamber restraint room or their parents' fucking house. Screw you. (How is it that these people forget what shit their childhood was? Every fucking adult is Hitler, you're shown a world of shit & pain & you're told that's your future & you'd better love it or else, yada yada. I can not type "Fuck you people" enough.)
Prominent Republicans say that even if restraints should be limited, the federal government shouldn’t be in the business of setting school policy and the matter should be left up to state and local leaders. Of the House bill’s 41 co-sponsors, just three are Republicans.

Among the opponents is Rep. John Kline, R-MN, the chairman of the House’s education committee. ProPublica’s calls to Kline’s office were not returned. But back in 2012, a spokeswoman for Kline told ABC News, “Chairman Kline believes state officials and school leaders are best equipped to determine appropriate policies that should be in place to protect students and to hold those who violate those policies accountable.”

Two school lobbies — school district leaders and school boards — also oppose the bill. The administrators have long been among the bills’ most vocal opponents.

“AASA refuses to accept the idea,” the American Association of School Administrators wrote in a 2012 position paper it still supports, “that public school employees are over-using seclusion and restraint and/or using it inappropriately.”

The administrators association and the National School Boards Association issued a joint statement this past February blasting the current Senate bill as “a federal overreach” that “fails to recognize the need for local school personnel to make decisions based on their onsite, real-time assessment of the situation.”
Of course, the very best "assessor" of the situation is the kind of petty & vindictive tyrant who becomes a school administrator & is pissed beyond belief at any little punks who dare challenge his or her authority. Again, fuck you people.

Here's a clue for the Republican assholes who want to torture your children: People (yes, even children) have rights. "States" do not!

Morbidity Report

Fuck you already, I'm sick & tired of hearing about the dead, & our treatment thereof. Fuck their empty remains, THEY ARE DEAD! What part of dead don't you fuckers understand? I would be quite damn happy to demonstrate the differences w/ some useless corpses & the live bodies of certain Episcopal priests.
Beyond providing for DC’s growing homeless population in life, homeless advocates and religious leaders are trying to make sure they’re remembered in death.

“I think that’s what a civilized people does,” said Linda Kaufman, national field organizer for the 100,000 Homes Campaign and an episcopal [sic] priest. “Somebody rejoiced when this kid was born. I think it’s really important that their life and death be memorialized, whether it’s with 50 people or three people.”
To be expected of a religion that's the largest death cult on the planet, I suppose. A "civilized" people (When will we see one in this world?) would not let people be w/o shelter; fuck you, priestly hypocrite.

And GEE-ZUZZZZ, you fucking assholes, maybe if he hadn't been homeless he wouldn't have died at 40 in the first gawddamn place. Let's worry about the living & not wallow in pathetic fears, rituals & superstitions. Human bodies are no more deserving of special treatment after death than any other animal. Grind their bodies up for fertilizer. (You'll be doing that eventually anyway, why not beat the rush?)

Priorities, people. Here's a clue: The live ones are walking, the dead ones just lie there. Now do you get it?
The living before the dead. Seems rather obvious to me. If I have to come down there & rank your priorities for you you will not be happy.

Someone Please AssassinateSecond Amendment Remedy This Dumb Fuck*

Today's lying garbage bags made of human skin:
In a later interview, LePage’s spokeswoman, Adrienne Bennett, said that despite saying he considered Social Security and Medicare to be forms of welfare, the governor did not necessarily consider Social Security and Medicare to be forms of welfare. According to the Portland Herald Press, Bennett did not go into greater detail or respond to further requests for comment.

LePage is running for reelection this year and is currently slightly behind the Democratic Party nominee, Rep. Mike Michaud.

*If only because it will take me too long to get cross country, much as I'd like to pound Maine Gov. LePage's face to pulp w/ bare fists or a stick in a reasoned & rational discussion. The point being that reasoned & rational discussion w/ these sub-human cretins & evil scum is impossible ("despite saying he considered Social Security and Medicare to be forms of welfare, the governor did not necessarily consider Social Security and Medicare to be forms of welfare."); wiping them from the face of the earth is the only solution.

P.S. I am not a crank. I am a realist who inhabits the real world, unspeakably horrible as it is. Just be glad that I (currently state that) I have no weapons besides my fists, a few steel tubes, a kitchen knife & my non-stop & entirely righteous outrage at virtually everything that happens.

Hey Joe Six-Pack: Fun W/ Stats

We read that the femi-Nazis have de-manned American men such that the sissified fairy weaklings can't beat strangle or cut their domestic partnerbitches to keep them under their control, but have to restore order to their households w/ guns. This is not Biblical either, because while there are closed fists (& that rod for beating no > the circumference of the husband's thumb deal, never forget that) in the Bible, there are no guns. So bring back your manhood, men, outlaw guns, use your fists & clubs as the Lord Thy Gawd told you.
1. Women, Not Students, Are The Target Of Most Mass Gun Murder.There have been 74 shootings at schools across the U.S. since the Sandy Hook massacre in December 2012, according to Everytown For Gun Safety — which, astoundingly, the pro-gun side claims is an inflated figure. As headline-grabbing as school shootings are, the under-reported daily target and toll from gun violence involves women. More American women have been murdered by their intimate partners using guns since 2001 (6,410) than U.S. troops have been killed in combat (5,315) in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the Center for American Progress reports. Guns are involved in at least 34 percent of all murders of women commited by their partners, an average of five a day, CAP found from crime statistics.
What a country. Pin-dicked losers so scared of women they have to shoot them from a distance. What's wrong w/ that picture?

10 Dangerous Matches

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


New peccaries at the zoo.
So ...
Parental peccaries w/ pecc-lets.
Peccary pix by Tad Motoyama/LA Zoo.


My work here is done, I've finally come to the end of the iNternet.

No More Suffering For The Children:
Jacko Remains Dead

I see Michael Jackson has been an ex-pederast for five yrs. now. A loss for parents looking to traffic their children into sex-slavery, no loss at all for decent people.

Continue to rot in hell, screwed-up piece of Jehovah's Witness garbage.

Cuban-Americans Leaving
Republican Plantation

Cuban Death March: Median age? Must be over 60.
Local Cuban-American residents march in solidarity with Cuba’s Damas de Blanco on Sunday
from the Visitors Information Center to the Plaza de la Constitucion. They march in silence
to protest Cuba’s political prisoners.
Photo by PERRY KNOTTS, Special to The Record
Knee-jerk anti-Castroism dying out as the middle-class pig racist Euro-Cubans who fled the revolution die out, & their children get their heads from their asses, wipe the shit off their eyelids & take a look around.
A new Pew Research survey finds that 47% of Cuban registered voters nationwide now say they identify with or lean toward the Republican Party -- down from the 64% who said the same about the GOP a decade ago.

Meanwhile, the share of Cubans who identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party has doubled from 22% to 44% over the same time period.
Try harder w/ the vote suppression, Florida GOP. (We know you will.)

[Political Wire] [Photo]

Psychodelic Sounds

Jr. and His Soulettes are made up of 4 brothers and sisters. Harold Moore, Jr., (age 10), and his sisters Vinta Marie (age 9), Denise Marshall (age 7) and Jacquelin Carel (age 6).

Rumor has it that in 1971, when this record was first pressed, their dad had the bright idea to shrink wrap the vinyl at their uncle's meat packing shop. Of the 300 or so copies pressed, only a handful survived, and [the] rest were destroyed at the shop.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Is It Tuesday Yet/Already?

I sincerely hope not.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Migrant Mother For Minn. High Court 2014!

[Triumph!! Closing five count 'em tabs w/ this one.]

The usual web logs that distinguish themselves from this operation by keeping an East Coast schedule (although claiming they live in the Pacific Time Zone*) thereby beating me (to events alleged to have occurred in this very same world in which I seem trapped) like the proverbial rented ass had this item about yet another in the line of two-faced Bible-Banger & Wavers that stretch before us to an empty horizon as long ago as whenever.

All well & good, but it takes the people, in the form of a Wonk-a-Teen who went the extra mile to find Minnesota monster MacDonald's DUI mug shot
& this reporter, whose finely tuned aesthetic sense immediately brought this compare & contrast to mind.
And now you know the rest of the story, except this part.
JESUS. If nothing else, catch her accepting the endorsement from (5:30) on. Are all Minnesota att'ys. like this? One-L Bachmann, Power Line, yada.

Flame On!

Willing the apocalypse, reaping the inferno:
"This winter we began experiencing conditions that we would usually see in August,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, CAL FIRE director. “In Southern California we never really transitioned out of fire season and in Northern California we began hiring seasonal firefighters several months earlier than normal. We have increased our personnel and now we need the public to make sure they, too, are prepared for early fire season conditions.”

With record low rainfall, the grass and brush across California is tinder dry and ready to burn. Between January 1 and June 7, CAL FIRE responded to over 2,100 wildfires that charred over 17,000 acres. In an average year for the same time period, CAL FIRE would typically respond to about 1,250 wildfires for just over 10,000 acres.

Many of these fires have been sparked by powered equipment like lawn mowers and weed trimmers. While maintaining Defensible Space is critical right now, residents are asked not to use powered equipment outdoors during the heat of the day when it’s dry and windy, and especially on Red Flag Warning Days. Clearance work should be done in the early morning when temperatures are down and humidity is up, to avoid sparking a wildfire. One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire.
Because a neatly-trimmed lawn is all that matters. To hell w/ the aristocrats, when do we start killing the morons who pass as functional among us? Set the woods on fire w/ your fucking lawnmower, be burned at the stake, home-owning asshole.

Pastor Heath Has Some Issues

Wonkette has a bunch of text on the matter, but WEB OF EVIL has the video. Do you wanna wrap your lips around each syllable, or just lie back & watch?
Is video star Pastor Heath an idiot, a moron, a cretin, a doofus or an imbecile?

And has everyone out there removed any & all facial hair? Because it's loooong overdue.

Roots Report: Stormy Monday

Wallow in nostalgia (the current iteration of existence approaching peak inanity, your other option would be curling up in a ball in a dark corner) strolling down Central Avenue through the electro-pages of a Los Angeles book excerpt.
From the late 1910s until the mid-1950s the neighborhood surrounding Central Avenue was the heart of Los Angeles’s African American community. Restrictive housing laws and a web of oppression confined artists, doctors, ship welders, and jazz legends to a narrow strip three miles south of downtown. Proximity bred creativity and a scene of tremendous creativity developed. It was here that swing and bebop transformed into R&B and eventually became rock and roll.

For nearly fifty years, jazz legends like Charlie Parker and Lester Young passed through the neighborhood while budding local legends like Dexter Gordon and Charles Mingus took copious notes before setting off on careers of their own. The scene peaked during World War II, expanding to the newly formed Bronzeville neighborhood (formerly Little Tokyo) and offered swinging sounds 24 hours a day to appeal to defense industry employees who worked the nightshift. The scene became so popular that LAPD crackdowns became commonplace in an attempt to dissuade Hollywood stars like Orson Welles and Humphrey Bogart from “slumming it."
(How things work: Sean J. O'Connell thinks & types, a music video listicle is made, we read about it elsewhere, you get to snap your fingers to the devil-rhythms w/ the merest click of a finger.)

The rootsiest selection (Better version than embedded at Los Angeles, also.)
Bonus entirely unavailable at Los Angeles despite this:
When he recorded it in 1942 under his own name, honking saxophonist Illinois Jacquet drove the performance into a ribald frenzy that was a touchstone for the rapid evolution towards rock and R&B that would follow.
Entirely available:
Plus which The Penguins, Nat "King" Cole & "Open The Door, Richard".
[Sean J. O'Connell's Los Angeles's Central Avenue Jazz (Arcadia Publishing), the story of Los Angeles’s contribution to the development of 20th century popular music, came out on May 26 and is available online and at local bookstores.]

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

One More Time ...

"Disappeared" ('twixt 4 May & ?, in the welcome summer [Or else!] item three down) tune gets another shot.

Summertime - Angelique Kidjo

TL; DR Mid-East Recap Wrap-Up

"Cut-a-bitch," ancient Babylonian-stylee.
William Pfaff can't stop typing:
The Marines—250 of them, together with carrier air support and Marine Corps Osprey support craft—have been dispatched to save the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the “biggest in the world,” “the size of the Vatican City,” with its swimming pools and skating rinks, from the menace of the offensive directed at Baghdad by the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria—the new Islamic Caliphate sought by the religiously rigorous Sunni counter-crusade.

ISIS already has taken Mosul and a large chunk of northeastern Iraq, and is aimed now at the Shia shrine city of Samarra and Baghdad itself. Some of us who witnessed the announcement and ambitions of that embassy when it was built had the premonitory thought that it might eventually end as the capitol of that Muslim Caliphate which the ISIS fanatics now have proclaimed, and which, in Washington, only the paranoid imagined.

The Baghdad Embassy was intended to become the proconsular headquarters of an American-Israeli-conceived new western empire that was announced in Israel in June 2006 jointly by the American Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, and the Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Its announcement coincided with an Israeli attack on Lebanon, foreseen as becoming the western Mediterranean access to what the two officials announced would become a “New Middle East” extending from Mediterranean Lebanon and Syria, through a federal Iraq of Sunni, Shia and Kurdish statelets, proceeding through a conquered Iran in Central Asia, to a “Free Baluchistan,” a NATO-ized Afghanistan, and an allied Pakistan, to the approaches of the Himalayas, and beyond them, to the rising counter-empire of the Chinese.

Ah, bliss it was in that dawn to be alive, and to be young and neo-conservative in Bush IV’s Washington and Arab-conquering Tel Aviv (the June attack on Lebanon proved to be the one unexpectedly beaten back by Hezbollah). I recall a summons that winter to a festive meeting in Brussels of the NATO nations, for a press conference to be told more about, and celebrate, this sweeping new geopolitical prospect sprung from the collective brows of the visionary intellectuals who surrounded the conquering President George W. Bush.
Oh, what the hell, that's half of it already, here's the rest:
Today, in disillusioned Washington, Republicans and Democrats fight over how Iraq is to be defended, if not by more “boots on the ground,” as they like to say, than the Marine Corps is providing? But can air operations be really effective without observers on the ground? And a scattered mass of fast-moving individual irregulars do not present easy targets.

As for those Americans who are among the prime objectives for those ISIS irregulars, it seems that when the United States withdrew its “combat forces” from Iraq, at Iraq’s demand, not everybody fell into that definition. It is reported that some 5,000 people work in the monumental embassy, and reports are that a group of 500 contractors from Lockheed-Martin have been working at Balal Airbase, while one also assumes that there are American missions of one or another nature still active elsewhere in Iraq. It is reported that some Americans have already been embarked for Jordan and Kuwait.

The second imminent political clash in Washington is one that currently fascinates America’s European allies (plus the Israeli government). It is over what the United States will make of the fact that its interest in Iraq now coincides with Iran’s interest—both wishing to save the Shia government of the imprudent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, and also for Iran to prevent the destruction of the treasured Shia religious shrines of Samarra.

I say this interests the European allies because they have never approved, nor indeed seriously considered, the fanatical hostility of the American government and much of its political class to Iran and its people. They understand, of course, that to have the functionaries at work in one of your foreign embassies taken prisoner by students (to the silent gratification of the revolutionary government in that country) and held captive for 444 days—plenty of time to read and publish all the reading matter on the premises—and on top of that to bungle a maladroit rescue scheme, adds up to a grand humiliation. (All we were doing was simply supporting their dictatorial Shah.)

And of course everyone in the diplomatic business understands the constantly reiterated pressure Washington is under from Israel and its friends, who fear Iran and want to destroy it as the only other serious major country in the region. But still—to cut your nation off from any serious relationship with one of the larger and more important non-western nations in the world, a big oil-producer to boot—seems an absurd case of cutting your nose off to spite your face. It is even worse than Washington’s childish, and half-century long, bullying persecution of Cuba. Grow up, the Europeans say.

But for Washington to cooperate in any serious way on the Iraq crisis with what is, objectively, its strategic partner in the region, Iran, would constitute in Israeli eyes a fateful “reversal of alliances,” and even if Israel’s government said little about this (its supporters in the United States would say a lot!), the Israeli right, and much of the rest of Israel’s political class, would judge the U.S. an equivocal and dangerous false friend. Israel would be plunged into even deeper paranoia than that with which it already lives. In that case it could become a very dangerous state—for Iran, or even for the United States.
For fuck's sake. Drop the big one, eliminate "those people" & their gutter "people of the book"/Hebrew war gawd religions. Also conveniently removes the temptation fossil fuels pose to the corporate Nazis who (whether or not you'll admit it) run the fucking world. Fuck them all.

From Here ...

... and now

the days grow shorter, the nights grow longer

And all growth comes to its end.

Black & White Summertime Telebision Programming (As The World Revolves)

(Monochrome: Not as hot*. And even Dick Clark knows FriscoBaghdad-by-The-Bay audiences are the worst!)
The truly dedicated are invited tomay search just plain ol' "Summertime." We're truly inertial.

Inertia or no, chanced across this 4 May 2014, & defeated enough inertia to embed it before returning to sloth mode.

*We assume (as of 16 March 2014) 21 June will be hot.

From The Bunker

Laughing at the sad sovereign citizen who managed to hit two law enforcement officers (Barely: "The Bureau of Land Management ranger and California Highway Patrol officer who both were wounded in the confrontation on Saturday near Edwards Crossing in the Sierra Nevadas were treated and released.") until his brother Marc gets to:
“Brent lives a simple life and doesn’t have many needs,” says Marc. “If he could, he would spend all of his time surfing the Internet looking for causes to champion, and then go post about them, never leaving the house.”
Well, he's probably never leaving the big house again. (Now if I could just afford grocery delivery.)

Last Dusk Of Spring

Friday, June 20, 2014

Rest Easily, Northern Neighbours!

Cool it, Canooks. No plans at all to invade your vast snow-kissed wastelands. (If you trust America's noble baby-killing warriors, that is. And as long as the oil & gas pipelines are fueling 'Murka's desire to watch whatever's on tee vee in air-conditioned comfort, 'though that should go w/o saying.)
Dan Coats, R-Ind., was asking about how prepared the military was to act in Iraq. “Based on my previous service in the Senate and some service now, I’m totally aware that the Pentagon has a contingency plan on the shelf for just about every possible scenario, everything from nuclear war to an invasion by Canada, and everything in between,” he said, per the transcript by

Answered Gen. Martin E. Dempsey [C.J.C.S.]:

“Let me first assure you we do not have a plan on the shelf for the invasion of Canada. I want to make sure that our Canadian allies, who may be watching…



The Obama administration has previously denied any secret plan to invade Canada, but this is the first public admission that it has no blueprint to be able to do so if needed.

If Dempsey is to be believed — and some Canadians have assumed that the U.S. military has just such a plan on the shelf — he is ignoring military history. The United States found cause to invade Canada in 1775 and 1812, then developed War Plan Red in the 1920s and 30s, which contemplated a potential invasion of Canada.
Saddest thing of today's news cycle? The above is about the most amusing thing encountered all day, & it happened Weds. Isn't this an election yr.? Where's the wkly. gun massacre/spree killing/murder of gummint agents? (Sorry, has to be fatal or it's water off the back of the tee vee herd & their air-conditioning.) Mere coffee can't keep me awake enough to be interested in what people bother to do, say or pretend.

Ah, something more amusing: Searched "BLM shooting" for the above link & this is suggested.

Blue Whale & Chair

Thursday, June 19, 2014


From the Spring Collection: Now marked down to move!
*All iNternet traditions.

Vintage Local Action:
Bigger Than A Dodger Dog®

Have seen this oddity at both its prior locations, yet (as w/ the Powerhouse a few items down) never spent a dime there. (Hey, at least when I lived near world-famous Pink's I et there a few times, but Pink's somehow became the world's greatest tourist trap & is in no danger of disappearing any time before the Pacific rolls in via the flood control system & reclaims the basin, which, coincidentally, is about when my next visit's penciled in. Ha: Old person reference.) But why eat when you can look?

The Pup is one of few remaining examples of L.A.'s tradition of stucco* constructs resembling bigger than life Hollywood versions of what's consumed inside them; The Pup's facade being shipped to Vegas to rehab for a while is pure Hollywood. No doubt it'll be back, bigger & better than ever. (Like patron Robert Downey Jr.)Yikes, Veloz & Yolanda. That's Show Biz w/ a capital B. & a capital S.

*Science marches on: The Dog looks like 1946 fiberglass.

Not-So-Subtle Reminder/Straight-Up Warning

We lower & furl the final photographic fling from Flag Day, fuckers.
DO NOT LEAVE THE BUNKER! Immediate Outside World Contains America!! (And, obvs., Americans.)
Beyond trivia: Under the impression of a boot-heel on the facethere was a legal ratio for Old Glory's width & height; only for certain uses, & those BY EXECUTIVE ORDER! Stalinism! Flag Czars!!

City Council Nazis Fuck Off!

Your car is your castle again. (Until property-owning asswipes bribe the council into another foolish law.)
A federal appeals court has struck down a ban on homeless people in Los Angeles living in their cars, basically saying the law was so broad it could be used to cite someone eating In-N-Out in their car.


The appeals court said the language of the ordinance was broad enough to cover any driver in L.A. who eats in their car or is even transporting personal things, but seemed to only be applied to the homeless.
Need I add, fuck the police & selective enforcement.

And just how much of the taxpayers' dollars did the council's morons waste on defending this bullshit? Fuck them all, in every available orifice. Or if not a stick in the ass, could we charge, convict & fine & imprison legislators who vote for unconstitutional laws? That would solve some problems.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

B.S. Up-Date

Former Gov. of Montana Brian Schweitzer (populist) speaks w/ the voice of the common clay of the new west.
Uh huh, mo-rons.
And here he is on the -- and we can't believe we're typing this -- relative femininity of Southern men, in which he actually says House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) seems gay:
Last week, I called him on the night Majority Leader Eric Cantor was defeated in his GOP primary. "Don't hold this against me, but I'm going to blurt it out. How do I say this ... men in the South, they are a little effeminate," he offered when I mentioned the stunning news. When I asked him what he meant, he added, "They just have effeminate mannerisms. If you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would say—and I'm fine with gay people, that's all right—but my gaydar is 60-70 percent. But he's not, I think, so I don't know. Again, I couldn't care less. I'm accepting."
Why Schweitzer felt the need to make these comments is anybody's guess. What's pretty clear is that he's got basically no filter. So what seems folksy and spontaneous one day could just as easily turn into campaign-ending gaffe the next day.
Anybody's guess? Maybe the only Southerners he knows are smarmy grandmother grifting politicians.C'mon, it's not as if Senator Graham or Rep. Cantor sound like John Wayne or any other representation of a "real" American. Or Texan.

Still, the stand-out absurdity is B.S. self-rating his "gaydar."

[Mostly inspired by spotting the video at a bastard's.]

No. 2?

Two outs to go for a no-hitter ... one ...
And a mere four games behind the Giants.

Not Responsible For My Or Others' Actions If The Cheneys Aren't Stopped Forever (& Soon!)

Almost as tired of hearing from the usual suspects how effing awful Richard Cheney & his daughter Elektra
"Gee Daddy, being an internationally wanted & despised war criminal takes it outta ya, dunnit?"
Elizabeth the Quitter are as I am of hearing or reading anything that has come from the awful effing mouths & minds of the Cheneys themselves.

Gawd only knows (as usual the old bastard isn't talking) when/if Cheney or his progeny had even the pretense of ordinary human decency (such as that is) but if any actual decency remained in the clan Liz, Dick (& mother/Sister Wife No. 2, Lynne, awful in her own right) would drive their SUVs off a cliff in the Grand Tetons (Except they don't live in Wyoming. So they should drive off a bridge into the Potomac or any other Virginia river.) to stop the political terrorism they've practiced on these United Snakes for some forty yrs.

P.S.: Thought of this all day, the weaselly "Wyomingites" being the first horror to greet me as I plunged into the media swamp hoping as every day there would be news of meteors on the way. By the time I got around to it that Rachel Maddow came on & pointed out just how cheesy the new Cheney organization's website is. And I suppose this newest grift & attempt to build a career or something for Elektra (Maddow points out that Liz's loser hack "Senate campaign" record is no anomaly. Dr. Freud would like to know what Daddy Dick is so guilty about, hmmm?) will keep the bloody-handed demon & his spawn from falling on his own sword. WHICH CHENEY SHOULD HAVE DONE WHEN HE FAILED TO FIND ANYONE BUT HIMSELF TO RUN W/ GEORGE W(ORST). BUSH. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?

abc123 this is a test Man I wish they were dead yada yada yada Vile terrorist murder threat Vile terrorist murder threat [O.K., terroristic murder threat has been redacted, on the outside chance the Secret Service actually gives a shit about that evil waste of a good human heart.]

Shut Up, Bee-yotch!

I search so you needn't: Looking for this, this (Not that I'd arse myself to watch any of it before flinging it farther out there, but the title makes it must-post tee vee.):

The Israelites: Fighting Against Soft Black Boys & Loud Black Girls

Sweet Blood of Jesus, whatever crap is in the video, religion is awfully stupid.

Couldn't Something Be Arranged?

But the poll, due to its large sample size of both far left and far right respondents, provides quantitative data demonstrating something striking: an extreme right wing that not only hates those on the opposite side of the political spectrum, but also desires to be isolated ethnically, culturally and geographically from the rest of the country.
I'm more than willing to accommodate their desires. Haven't their little even-nuttier friends wanted Idaho for themselves for a long time? We could cram the 27% into Idaho & leave them to see what living close together is like. They might even learn something. (No they wouldn't. Stuff them in Idaho & rats in a cage wouldn't be a good enough metaphor. Most would be shot dead w/in a wk. as a result of slights to honor & their desire for a "polite society." What are we waiting for?)

Lookit these tiny-minded cretins. Today's Know-Nothings:
Those on the far right – or, as Pew describes them, “consistent conservatives” — are 15 points more likely than their progressive counterparts to want to live in communities where most people share their political point of view. This is only logical. Why would you want to live in an area where you think your neighbors are out to destroy America?

These same conservatives are 40 points more likely than their progressive counterparts to prefer to live in areas with people of the same faith and 56 points less likely to want to live in an area of racial and ethnic diversity.

Odder is the conservative antipathy toward art and culture. While liberals and conservatives all are within a 10-point range when asked about their desire to live near family, good schools and the outdoors, conservatives are 50 points less likely than liberals to want to live in communities with cultural institutions such as art museums and theaters.

And what company do conservatives choose to keep? Other conservatives.

“Consistent conservatives” are 14 points more likely to say most of their friends share their political views.

The picture painted by Pew is one of a conservative movement that wishes to simply avoid any divergence that creates a modicum of discomfort. This isolation has a price.
The price being their quick disappearance from our world, I hope. Guess that makes me just as bad as they are, huh? However:
Observing that right-wing extremists have killed 40 people in this country since Sept. 11, 2001, while the left has not been responsible for a single death, Brian Beutler of the New Republic wrote:
I’m inclined to believe the answer is written into the DNA of conservative extremism—that deeply conservative people are more politically tribal than others, and more inclined to confront cognitive dissonance by entertaining conspiracy theories and cocooning themselves in communities with like-minded true believers.
Note very well what I bolded, & that the right is & wishes to remain nothing but a rapidly dying tribe of violence-crazed buffoons. (Not that there's anything wrong w/ that!)