Thursday, March 31, 2016

Today In Local Action: A Shitty Sheriff & His Dumb-Ass Deputies

These L.A.S.D. deputies are not only corrupt liars, they don't seem intelligent enough to be allowed near firearms. And probably should have their driver licenses revoked once they get out. (Or don't. Four words: "Shiv in the back".)
Jurors hearing the obstruction of justice case against the former second-in-command at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department heard Thursday how two deputies showed up at the home of an FBI special agent and threatened to arrest her, an intimidation tactic that sheriff’s brass allegedly knew about and did nothing to stop.

Leah Tanner, the case agent on the FBI’s probe of allegations of excessive force within the jail system, testified that on Sept. 26, 2011, Sgts. Scott Craig and Maricela Long confronted her outside her house, flashed their badges, falsely told her that she would soon be arrested and said to contact the department.

Tanner was called to the stand on the sixth day of trial for ex-undersheriff Paul Tanaka, who is charged with two counts of obstructing justice by attempting to derail the federal investigation. If convicted of both counts, Tanaka, 57, would face up to 15 years in federal prison.

The entire confrontation — in which the two deputies falsely told the FBI agent that she was “a named suspect in a felony complaint” — was videotaped by a sheriff’s surveillance team, with the tape played for the jury Thursday and during a previous trial in a related case.

The deputies — later convicted of federal charges partly as a result of their actions that day — had targeted Tanner as a result of her involvement in the covert jails probe, specifically that she had managed to get a cellphone to an inmate turned informant at the Men’s Central Jail.

In an audiotape played for the jury, Craig and Long receive a call from Tanner’s boss, FBI Special Agent Carlos Narro, a few hours after the confrontation.

“She indicated to me that you guys indicated to her that there’s going to be a warrant for her arrest?” Narro asks.

Long responds, “There’s going to be.”

Narro then asks if then-sheriff Lee Baca knows about the situation. Long says he does.

The FBI supervisor asks what charges are going to be brought against his agent.

“You’re going to have to talk to the undersheriff, Mr. Paul Tanaka,” Long answers.

When the call ends, the sheriff’s tape recorder is still rolling, capturing a laughing Long talking to her partner.

“They’re scared! They’re like, do you know when is the warrant,” Long says, and is warned by Craig that the tape recorder is still going.

Craig had no cause to arrest Tanner since her role in the cellphone incident was part of an authorized federal investigation.

In evidence presented Thursday, records from Tanaka’s county-issued phone revealed a flurry of calls between the then-undersheriff and Craig and Long after the threat to Tanner.

Craig was sentenced to almost three years in prison, and Long to two years behind bars in a separate trial.

Baca pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators and is awaiting sentencing.

The prosecution is expected to rest after the final witnesses take the stand Friday.

The charges against Tanaka stem from an alleged plan to impede the jails investigation, partly by the use of a scheme to keep the inmate-turned-informer from appearing before a grand jury.

Tanaka’s attorneys counter that their client was kept in the dark about details of the plan, and say Tanaka knew only that Baca had ordered that the informant be “protected” from other detainees and potentially angry jail guards.

Wire reports
These two clowns were trying to scare an F.B.I. Special Agent? Really? Marley didn't go nearly far enough.Shoot the sheriff & all his damned deputies, & track down all the chump-ass suckers who voted for now-convicted felon/former Sheriff Lee Baca & send 'em to an education camp.

In Like Crap, Out Like Shit:
Long (Interminable) March Over

At least we're through a quarter of the yr. How much duller & idiotic will the remaining three be?

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Palate Flenser

You may have heard the guitars of this tune under an Audi commercial on telebision recently. Sorry The Ig blew all his money on whatever he blew it on & has been forced to up his whore game. Taking a firm stand in the interest of art over commerce, we present "Search & Destroy" unadulterated (Un-Audi-terated?). For the kids.
Mr. Pop's from Muskegon, MI; he couldn't sell out to an American auto entity? An Italo-American multinational doesn't count.Someone who may care a bit too much going on about it, in Car and Driver no less. Also relevant/semi-related:

Monday, March 28, 2016

Editors Entrapped Somewhere, But Apparently Not At Their Desks

Icky story, but we're glad to see that police in Orange County are putting a stop to entrapment, & are arresting the coppers who do so.
The next day an undercover Garden Grove police officer posing as a minor under 14 communicated with Hong and was subsequently arrested.


Plus which, two crimes, new to us, of which one may be accused: "Traveling", & "speaking to dancers at a talent show":
Hong was accused of traveling from Vietnam and visiting Orange County and Atlanta, Georgia.
On March 20, Hong was accused of speaking to dancers at a talent show held at a radio station in Huntington Beach, telling dancers he was hosting auditions for a video project.
Such sloppy typing should damn well be criminal, however.

Sick Of This Shit Too

G'wan, buy one.
Any suggestions for mounting a cheap & easy cyber-attack on the magazine of capitalist lies the parasitic fuckstick at the left inherited so he'll be forced to work for a living, preferably from now until his death?
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No. Fucking. Way. "Ad-light", revulsion-heavy.

Dep't. Of Amplification

Don't believe the hype.
The FBI does not have close to 150 agents working the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email server, a source familiar with the matter told POLITICO Monday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, commented after the Washington Post reported that FBI Director James Comey told an unnamed member of Congress that 147 agents were working the Clinton investigation.

Asked about the Post report, the source said: "That number is greatly exaggerated."
Not that we ever thought there were that many agents involved, although our "emailanal probe" reading still doen't seem that far off.

Tower Of Babel Goes Up In Flames

Which non-existent deity decided to destroy this tower erected by some 21st century Nimrod, Allah or YHWH?
If the above shows only "Content Unavailable", here is the link, which was available as of 1334PDT. Does Instagram think it's Allah or YHWH when it separates the peoples of the world w/ these bullshit geographic limitations?

Oh, just fuck the whole thing:

Sorry, this page isn't available.

The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed.
Was this some goddamn hoax or did the U.A.E. Nazis censor it? Fuck it all either damn way!

Last Damn Update: Did too happen! See?

Amusing Misreading

Guess how we read one of these words when we first saw it in this small font.
I can't even. Alas (or not) the site is like the driven snow*.
Hint to whomever: Type it "e-mail", despite what the AP Style Guide or other authoritarians tell you. Otherwise it'll be pronounced "em-ale" & who knows how it'll be read.
*No, now it works. Thanks for expensive nothing, TimeWarnerCable.

Note To Self

Self, watch the smart remarks when assembling equipment for the impending Bouffant-a-geddon! (Or for the Bunny-gideon!)
A gun store owner is being credited with possibly stopping a mass shooting at Ohio University after he refused to sell a gun to a man who passed a background check, CNN reported on Sunday.
Since when are a man's Second Amendment rights anyone else's damn business?

Note To The Seven Billion Sheep Ruining The Planet For Me & My Fellow Animals

Stay the hell of my way if you know what's good for you, lumps of undifferentiated tissue. Judging from your pathetically self-destructive behavior across the planet, however, you neither know nor care, so whatever. This has been your first & only warning.

Didn't Bother Me 'Cause I Was Still Alive

File under: Good Guy W/ Guns. Lots of guns. And ammo.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Mutate Now, Avoid The Rush!

The trifecta of Trumpian logic:
No further need for the planet or the sheep upon it once I shuffle off this mortal & steaming coil. Après moi le déluge, to coin a phrase.

April Fool A Wk. Early?

You must be kidding me. (And yourself, schmuck.) From The Daily Beast:

This Man Can Save Us From Trump—and Clinton

No one can save this benighted nation from itself, cretinous dupe.
He’s retired Marine General James Mattis. He’s an extraordinary American. Yes, it’s a longshot. But he is exactly what we need.
Gettin' a little tingle up your leg there? Two words: Eisen. Hower.

Alright, more words:
So who better than retired Marine General James Mattis?

Mattis is a battle hardened warrior, renowned for his humble leadership style and aggressive pursuit of America’s enemies. Nicknamed the “Warrior Monk,” Mattis is something of a cult figure in the Marines. One such tale had the general relieving a young Marine captain of sentry duty on Christmas Day, taking up the post himself so the young officer could be with his family. He’s known for his excellence in both the arts of combat and diplomacy alike. Mattis led the First Marine Division in an aggressive thrust into the Euphrates River Valley in 2003, but also skillfully managed the kaleidoscope of conflicting diplomatic relationships as Commander of U.S. Central Command.


He neuters both party frontrunners’ perceived strengths. Trump’s faux-tough guy act would crumble when met with an actual warrior, and Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy chops would seem like an 100-level International Relations course next to Mattis’s experience and expertise.
No damn idea* who typist/apparent cult member John Noonan is (beyond another probably Irish loser) or what his agenda may be (Possible clue: "The presumptive Democratic nominee is a hair away from federal indictment." Keep dreaming, doofus.) but what the fuck-tuck-tucking hell?

*John Noonan is former National Security Advisor to Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney. Hah! Absolutely correct about the loser part.

Up The Irish!

100 Easters (not actual yrs.) ago the bog-monkeys rose up against the Limey imperialists who'd been occupying their damp little island for however long. Points for trying & partly succeeding, but it's been 100 yrs. & the boiled-beef brigade still occupies a big damn chunk of their mildewed land. (See at left.) Losers! (And I hate Irish music!)

Also in national existence/independence: 45th anniv. of Bangla Desh disassociating from Pakistan today. A parade (and we'd be remiss not to ask why, if they love their former nation so damn much, they don't just go right the fuck back there) will happen locally, of which no photographs will appear here, the Web of Evil camera having drowned in a gallon of milk, & the Web of Evil cheap crummy Reagan-'phone being so cheap & crummy Windows 10 won't even recognize it's plugged into the Web of Evil devil-box. Time to revolt against lousy technology & those who perpetuate it!!

Anti-American Bandstand

A catchy number. DEATH TO AMERICA!!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday Dumpster Fire

We dump some links.

The Real America(s)

Always like these. This one's based on gun fetishism.
WaPo quick read, actual thing. Shorter: Where you live is a shithole, & why.

Get Away, Distractions!

Science backs us again:

It's True: Smart People Would Prefer You Went Away

Mothers & Others

The exterior bears little resemblance to what we saw 40+(!) yrs. ago. There sure as hell wasn't a rooftop tennis court. Plus which. Further links at both links.

Supes v. Bats

From me, who is a yr. or three more wretched than we, & has a take on it. Only skimmed so far, but we're inclined to agree, & it's not as if we really give a flying fuck at a rolling dough-nut about the whole thing. Previous disputes between the two characters may be observed here.

Gee-ziz, That Sucks. I Am Sorry Beyond Expression.

That's for all the corpses who've crossed the iNternet radar recently, & especially for Dan Hicks (& His Hot Licks) whose 6 February death hadn't crossed our iNternet radar until quite recently. Not previously familiar w/ this one, but I like the picture.
We don't like much of this sort of music, but he sure could write a lyric. This should be the entire Striking It Rich album.
We'll also rate for their debut album, Where's The Money?, as we once owned it as well.
[Could've gotten another four days posting from this aggregation, but the open tabs were starting to decompose.]

POLITICO Story Of The Day

Ben Carson says he’s rubbing off on Donald Trump ...
Alright, thank you POLITICO, & we are reading no further.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Alumni News

Is one an alum if one was throwed out on his ass because going to classes is for squares? Anyway, somehow a "magical year" has happened in Walla Walla, & one of the ass't. coaches has become a virus.And then the magic went away.
Whitman made it to the third round of the Division III tournament before losing 99-73 to the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.
Go Fighting MissionariesShockers!! No, now they're "Missionaries" again. Here's the sports information:
The Whitman sports team are called the Missionaries. It is a natural name since the college (not to be confused with Whitworth College in Spokane or Whittier College in California) was named after missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman. This was a nickname which implied to me, at least, passivity; and it gave the impression that Whitman, a nonsectarian school, was church-related. I did some checking and learned that the “Missionaries” name, although used for many years, apparently had never been officially adopted by the Whitman student body. This was enough of an opening for me to start promoting a “Shockers” nickname for the teams. Walla Walla is wheat growing country, and the Shockers (short for Wheat Shocker) seemed appropriate. I started using the Shockers name in my SID work, which dismayed some at the college and amused others. But as soon as I left the college for a new job in Oregon, use of the Shocker name was discontinued at Whitman College
Hadn't heard the full story. Could've sworn they were the Fighting Missionaries during my three semesters. (Could've been anything if the name wasn't official.) Although, considering that missionaries Marcus & Narcissa & the rest of their mission were massacred good in 1847 by the local residents, the Cayuse, "fighting" might not have been the best choice.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Gawd Will Know His Own

Surely nothing could possibly go wrong.
Guessing it's a bit less than entirely sincere, but fairly well done.

Eeeeeeew! More "Family Values"
From The Usual Hypocrites

Look at this withered old two-faced bastard. War criminal Kissinger must've been right; power is an aphrodisiac.And, of course, financial irregularities, possibly criminal. Maybe the Gov. can go the Bob Dole route & do pecker pill adverts to grub up a little money for his lawyers after his jail term. Assuming he outlives his sentence, that is.

America-Hating Prez Points Out
What Insular Cretins Americans Are

And he's right, too.
Fucking dimbulbs.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Third Party?

The Lion (Lyin'?) Party:
A lion rampant.
Rather odd none of these symbolic animals are native to the New Worldthese United Snakes. (Hey, a rattler would be à propos!) You'd think a big old American bald eagle would be a better choice, but this was of course conceived by an idiot who hates America.

Monday, March 21, 2016


Tweet Of The Day

Te-mec-u-la, not Teme-cula. Sheesh.

Tweet Of The Decade

Silicon Valley shitheads. Normal people recieve birthday cards, rather than send self-congratulating cards about their own birthdays. What is wrong w/ you jerks? I repeat, fuck you.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Next F.L.O.T.U.S.?

Except wouldn't she technically be the third lady rather than the first? "Lady" may also be a stretch here. First Bimbo, perhaps? (Trump knows from bimbos.)
Image allegedly from 2005.

No prude I, but just as I'd prefer not to know exactly how weasel-dicked the G.O.P. presidential candidates are, I, like Trump, prefer the good old days when we had no idea how our First Ladies looked under their designer gowns. Granted, the "good old days" Trump prefers are the days of political violence, lynching & whatnot. And couldn't Trump afford a bra for his property?

I also note that two of Mr.Trump's three sex-slawives have been mail-order brides from Central or Eastern European backwaters. I don't believe one needs an advanced degree in psychology to make assumptions about the masculinity, self-confidence & other clichés of a man who can't handle an American woman who can, like, speak & stuff, & whose breasts aren't augmented.

"Wal-ly! Wal-ly! Wal-ly!"

Local boy makes good: Josh Marshall on 1980s local tele-star Wally George. (Hey, that's kinda like "Wallace, George", innit?) Mr. George's Hot Seat was very popular at the party house where this reporter lived from the mid-'80s to the early '90s; now Marshall examines the phenom & traces Drumpf directly therefrom.

And here is the high point of the careers of both Mr. George & The Mentors' El Duce.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

On My "Bucket List"

If not on your grave, pissing (or dumping it) over a railing somewhere.

Northampton Town launch investigation after James Collins urinates in pint glass at Cheltenham Festival

The Cobblers striker, who is on loan from Shrewsbury, appeared to urinate into a cup before pouring the contents over the balcony of the VIP area

Pixelated pix too.

Whooops! Late Again!

'Twould appear astronomical spring sprang over an hr. ago. Didn't notice a thing. And to all antipodeans sitting on top of the world: Summer's over, back to work w/ you lot!

This sprang when I put some "spring" in the search bar; therefore taking the easy way out, as if I need belabor the obvious.Can't remember if I first encountered this chez Yastreblyansky or if it was the airhorn version or if the airhorn version was of a different composition & maybe it was elsewhere on the iNternet in the first place.

Anyway, where all the virgins at?

[Actually closer to 2244PDT.]

M. Bouffant's Sat. P.M.
Anti-American Bandstand

Wolfgang Gartner - Illmerica (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Feel free to find something other than the Gas Music From Jupiter up w/ which this America-hater came.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Today In Republican Crackers
& Democracy

Latest* compassionate conservative solution to all your problems: Rent a U-Haul & then move it or lose it!Hank Snow & His Rainbow Ranch Boys - I'm Moving On (1950)
Now, even if you have a job Mississip' doesn't want your kind & it's Ausländer Raus from elected office-holders:
A lawmaker responded to an email from a Gulfport woman saying he 'could care less' about her concerns and suggested she move out of Mississippi.

When Becky Guidry of Gulfport emailed freshman Rep. Karl Oliver, R-Winona, expressing her concerns about the tax breaks being considered by the Legislature, she was shocked by his response.

"It is irresponsible of our leadership to suggest eliminating income and corporate franchise taxes when: revenue projections are already down, budgets for various services are being cut across the board, funding for public education and other critical services such as child care, foster care and roads/bridges are underfunded," Guidry wrote in an email she said she sent to most representatives. "...If and when this bill reaches the full House for a vote, again, I urge you to vote No."

REMEMBER THIS? Rep. Bubba Carpenter interjects race into ballot initiative

Guidry is referring to a bill that passed the Senate that would eliminate the corporate franchise tax and cut income taxes, resulting in $575 million in tax cuts over 15 years.

Oliver responded with the following:
Mrs. Guidry,

I normally don't return emails that do not request a response, but I found yours so intriguing I simply felt led to respond.

I see you are not a native to the Great State of Mississippi nor do you and I have similar political views. The people of our Great State overwhelmingly share my same or similar views on Government responsibility. I appreciate you going to the trouble to share yours with me, but quite frankly, and with all due respect, I could care less. I would, however, recommend that there are a rather large number of like minded citizens in Illinois that would love to see you return.

With warmest personal regards,Karl Oliver
Oliver confirmed Friday morning he did send the email and that he "wasn't rude" in his response and did not suggest Guidry move back to Illinois.

"She's taking a question about a tax bill and turning it into me being anti-public education," Oliver said, noting his wife is a schoolteacher. "You can check my record and see that's not true."

Guidry said when she saw Oliver's response to her email, her "blood was boiling."

LAWMAKER: '...all the blacks are getting food stamps"

"My interpretation was since I was not born here that my opinion just doesn't count," Guidry said. "My husband's family is here ... I work and pay taxes, my son goes to public schools in the Gulfport School District. We're involved in our community."

Oliver is the president and director of Oliver Funeral Home of Winona. His election website reads: "Welcome to Mississippi; we're open for business!"

Oliver said on Friday he believes there is a place for different views and opinions in Mississippi.

"This isn't news," he told The Clarion-Ledger. "Twist it any way you want."

*Not really. I remember if not Reagan then someone in his administration saying people should simply "move where the jobs are" during one or another Reagan recession. Same shit, different decade.

All things considered, I agree: Move the hell out before it's too damn late!Johnnie Clarke - Move Out Of Babylon b/w A Moving Version (Horse)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Herd Thinned Again

No, no, don't arse yourself to read it but credit where due (to the graphics dep't. there, actually) as last remaining hopes are dashed on a rock & we getsteal a new graphic on which to X the bastards as they fall by the wayside.
Wasn't there another old dude running as well? Whatever. It all pretty much pivots
(What the fuck-tuck-tucking hell is wrong w/ "turns", by the fucking way?) toward the general now.
The story so illustrated is titled

Republicans are practically handing Hillary the presidency

& was typed by human hairball/nepotist Junior Podhoretz.

Also disappointed: Jennifer Rubin, as her favorite neo-con gets the big X. She has suggestions, if not ideas. Because The Washington Post has added to its irksomeness factor, not w/ content but an effing paywall requiring this reporter to open their inane garbage in an incognito window (Jesus Gawd, do the impositions never stop?) we'll reproduce all eight of her recommendations in the interest of humor & as a noble & valiant blow against copyright.
1. Trump predictably ducked the debate in Utah. He should be mocked mercilessly. The campaigns can send a costumed duck or empty podium to all his events. Call him out as a coward. He’s afraid, plainly, to be cornered, but if he cannot take on Cruz and/or Kasich, how is he going to deal with Hillary Clinton? Cruz might tell the Republican National Committee to scram with their “sanctioned” debates and challenge Trump to come at him on “Meet the Press” or in some other joint forum.

2. Shake up the race by naming a running mate now. A telegenic young conservative can spend his or her time attacking Trump while the candidate takes the high road. Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.), South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) (who would get double points for unifying the party) are all capable. Yes, it’s a risk, but at this point you have to take some chances.

3. Trump and the mainstream media are bound together — he boosts their ratings, they give him $2 billion in free airtime. The campaigns should decry the “liberal media” getting behind the candidate most likely to lose, and, moreover, start demanding some equivalence in coverage (e.g., institute the same ground rules for call-in interviews, carry other candidates’ live events like they do Trump’s).

4. Cruz can give a high-minded presidential address or write a series of op-eds, making clear just how unfit Trump is as commander in chief. It’s time for a “daisy” ad or two.

5. Keep at the issue of Trump’s tax returns. In every speech and every TV appearance, his opponents need to drive home the point that Trump, like any good con man, is hiding the ball. The RNC should demand disclosure before the convention.

6. In winner-take-all states, do not divide up the non-Trump vote. Kasich’s presence in Arizona, for example, is likely to kill any chance Cruz has there. If Kasich wants to be more than a spoiler, he should plant himself (as he did in Ohio) in a few discrete states and try to win somewhere other than his home. (Connecticut or Delaware might work.) If he cannot win another state soon, he should get out.

7. Unlike Trump, who is sheltered from the media (which he continues to insult and abuse), his opponents need to answer all questions and invite the press to ride along with them. Don’t take time away from the ground game, which is vital; instead, have the media come to you but give them unprecedented access.

8. Cruz’s best weapon is Heidi Cruz. They should travel together, if it helps soften his edges. Let her tell his story as only a wife can.

None of this is rocket science, nor is it guaranteed to work. However, the candidates need to figure out how to grab the spotlight from Trump and tenaciously expose his many flaws. If so, one or both of them may survive to fight at the convention.

Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.
The esteemed Edroso of alicublog has termed these sorts of things the Slough of Donald.

Today In Local History

Not someone's birthday.
Empire Liquors, 9127 S. Figueroa St., where Latasha Harlins was killed in 1991. The Root.
Twenty-five years ago today, a young Latasha Harlins entered Empire Liquor, a shop located in South Central Los Angeles owned by Soon Ja Du's family. Du was working the counter that day.

Marlins took a bottle of orange juice and put it in her backpack, which led Du to the conclusion that Harlins was going to steal it, according to the L.A. Times. When Harlins approached the counter, Du grabbed her sweater, and Harlins responded by hitting Du in the face. Du fell to the ground, but soon got up and threw a stool at Harlins, which did not strike her. The teenager took the orange juice, which had fallen to the ground in the scuffle, and put it on the counter before turning to exit the store. Du grabbed a handgun from beneath the shop's counter and fired, shooting Harlins in the back of the head, killing her.

Jerry Lewis 90 Today

Traditional & Obligatory, & if you've been under the proverbial rock for 60+ yrs., Not Safe For Work or other sensitive types:

Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah: Discourse My Ass

Ausländer Raus!!

And stay raus. Best idea Governor Moonbeam's had yet, Trump or not. Oregon & (the state of) Washington better get off the pot & decide if they're in or out.
 David Siders / Sacramento Bee: 
Jerry Brown: If Trump wins, California might need a wall of its own
We already keep your filthy foreign pestilence & disease out, don't think we can't slap that border shut & keep you people the hell out too!
"Welcome to California"; NOW GO HOME!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Nordstrom: Probably On Duty

Crossed the street to investigate & there was a functional-appearing devil-box on board; we'll assume a poor shoplifter was being beatentaken into custody in the store detective's office.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Über App: Paranoia, Or Merely
The Soul-Crushing Future Of
The "Gig Economy"?

Kalamazoo shootings suspect told police Uber app controlled him 'like
artificial intelligence'

Over Time, or Organisation Todt?
Jason Dalton had his family dog in the car with him when he allegedly began his shooting rampage. Dalton apparently was working as an Uber driver and taking fares during his shooting spree. He blames the Uber app he was using for the violence, telling police after he was arrested Feb. 20 that the app took him over "like artificial intelligence that can tap into you body," according to a police document.

Six people were killed and another two were wounded when the shooter was finished. For all the bloodshed, he was eerily passive during his arrest. The arresting officer said Dalton was slow to respond to instructions. Video of the arrest shows the officer pull a pistol from the suspect's right pocket. When he asked if the gun was registered in his name, "Dalton did not respond to my questioning and continued staring blankly ahead the whole time while walking him to the patrol vehicle."

An arresting officer also said a small, "ripped" piece of cardboard which "appears to be a card associated with a shooting range" was found during a pat down of Dalton. The officer also said Dalton was wearing a bullet proof vest.

It was later, according to documents, when Dalton told investigators his phone was controlling him at the time of the shootings. However, he told investigators he had trouble remembering the shootings.

According to the arresting officer's report (view here), Dalton said when he logged onto the Uber app it "started making him be like a puppet." He told police he would have tried to have a "shootout with police, when the log in went from the black symbol back to the red, that's when Dalton stopped his thought."

"Dalton explained to us that when the app changed from red to black that is when he started having problems."

About 7 hours before Dalton's arrest, a man in a Chevrolet Equinox confronted Tiana Carrouthers, who was the first victim, at an apartment complex. Reports released Monday revealed 10 shell casings were found at the scene. Five casings were found in the Equinox that Dalton was driving, suggesting the gunman emptied his extended magazine at her and the four children she was with. She was trying to protect them even as she lying down wounded.

Dalton left his wife in a dark colored Chevrolet HHR, which was identified in a final shooting 3 hours later at a Cracker Barrel, where four people were killed.

Dalton told police he has no memory of the shootings at the car dealership where a father and son were killed. However, he said he "never even aimed" when he shot the people at the Cracker Barrel. He didn't remember feeling the gun, but he recalls hearing the pop, pop, pop. He told investigators he is not a killer, but he knows he killed.

Dalton, 45, is charged with murder and attempted murder for the attacks.
Links, 911 call audio, dashcam video at ClickOnDetroit, whence we stole all the text for you not yet post-literate types.

Today In Religious Love:
It's All About Who Killed Jesus

LOL Jesus Pictures
Jesus loves me this I know, He sure hates them Jewboys though:
A Catholic school in Massachusetts has apologized after some of its pupils chanted “you killed Jesus” at a game against a school with many Jewish students.

The fan section of Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury unleashed the anti-Semitic cheer when its basketball team visited Newton North High School on Friday night.

Memorial’s President Peter Folan called the chanting “unacceptable” and said that the offending students had to personally apologize to Newton’s interim principal after the game.

Newton Superintendent David Fleishman told Wicked Local that the incident was “upsetting and troubling and highly insensitive” for him and his students.

The Anti-Defamation League has been contacted to speak to Memorial regarding the incident.

The chant reportedly came in response to Newton fans’ chants about the Catholic school being all-boys, referring to it as a “sausage fest.”

Catholic Memorial won the game 77-73.

Friday night's chant marked at least the third time in the last month that high school students made national headlines for offensive cheers.

In the middle of February a group of largely white students at Dallas Center-Grimes in Des Moines began chanting "Trump" after they lost to a school with many Hispanic students.

A similar incident happened when members of Andrean High School taunted Bishop Noll Institute with a giant cut-out of Donald Trump's head and a chant of "build that wall."
I am praying to probably never-existed Jesus that we have a religious war w/ our upcoming political/civil war. Gawd will know his own, so BRING. IT. ON!!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Don't Forget To Spring Up &
Lose An Hour

A bonus from our intense image search: Portlanderian PDXers not so happy about saving daylight. Your pathetic (if that's not redundant) human constructs such as time have no meaning to gainfully unemployed me, so this has been presented as
a public service for wage slaves.

A WWI poster praising daylight saving time in 1918.
(Library of Congress via Portland Tribune)

But, Soft! What Light Through Yonder

It is the west, & the sun is setting, that's what light!
© for eternity by M. Bouffant, The Photographer of Light

Friday, March 11, 2016

One Of The Lucky Ones

Police: Child accidentally shoots,
kills self in Gwinnett County


B) At least the little victim won't have to grow up & live someplace like a house on Appaloosa Trail in Norcross, Georgia in this awful world of shit & pain. (Had I known how awful [And morbidly dull & boring.] it all would be I would've ended it the very first time I caught one of those fucking grown-ups lying to me. Should've taken as many adults w/ me as I could right then & there, like the "jacked up" four-yr. old who tried to let the air out of his gun-nut mother a few days ago.)

C) Let us all hope together very hard that his parents & any others responsible for this further evidence that human life is totally w/o value end up killing their own worthless guilty selves.

D) Have a nice day!


Soon to be the tallest (335-meters, 1,099 ft.) bldg. west of the mighty Mississippi. It was topped out at 892 ft. (272-ish meters) about three days ago (this image snapped 1 March 2016). The remaining height will be a spire & framework crap; cheating, should one ask me.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Voter Suppression Alert!!

Curses, foiled again! I fully intended to vote for Trumpolini (Because I hate America!) in the Cal. primary (& the general) but those rat bastard Republicans have no interest in my vote. Hell of a big tent you have there, idiots.
Another three months? Yeesh.
Now I have to decide which effin' party to attempt to screw. And leave the bunker to buy a fucking stamp & mail this.
Postcard Stamps Standard-sized, rectangular envelopes From $0.35
Why doesn't the damn Postal Service do its part in facilitating democracy by franking this crapactual election materials? A disservice to democracy, I say!

The Peace & Freedom Party (California's Feminist Socialist Political Party) apparently doesn't want me any more than the G.O.P. does. Another big mistake.

Vine Of The Day: America 2016

Twit Of The Day

Throw Another Koala On The Barbie

Good eatin'.
Bad-azz puddy-tat P-22 on the loose at the zoo?
Thursday, March 10, 2016 07:35AM
P-22, the mountain lion that lives in our local mountains, is believed to have killed a koala at the Los Angeles Zoo, the deputy mayor of L.A. confirmed on Thursday.

The zoo is investigating the circumstances surrounding a koala's disappearance.

Zoo officials have since removed the other koalas, as well as other animals, from their public habitats.
I wonder if koalas taste all eucalyptus-y.

Further gory details from an actual news source, as opposed to Walt Disney's fake joke news station.

Thurs. Throw It Back

48 yrs. ago today KFWB (Four Warner Bros.) went all news.
Listen & whatever. Spotted at LAObserved.

We'll also observe that KFWB converted from all-sports to an all-Bollywood format the first of this March.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Today In Transcription

Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show monologue, N.B.C., 11 March 1987, as news of the Reagan Admin.'s Iran-Contra crimes was breaking:
"Anyway, this is The Tonight Show, the show that asks the burning question, 'Will Ronald Reagan be able to save Nancy's presidency?'"
Leave Nancy alone!! She just wanted to be the queen & live in the palace.

The Price Of Freedom:
Kill All The Martians!

Yet, across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, [But sexy! — M.B.] regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.
— H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds.
From the Topps' bubble gum card series.
There's something seriously wrong here: This reporter isn't even one-sixth as loony as attempted Martian-killer Kyle Odom, yet Odom can afford guns & airline tickets, & I'm stuck here w/ only a devil-box & righteous rhetoric to defend myself from the over-sexed Martian Queers surrounding us. Help!!
 Michael E. Miller / Washington Post:
Idaho shooting suspect's ‘hypersexual’ Martian manifesto is a window into an unraveling mind  —  On Tuesday evening, as tourists snapped photos in front of the White House, a young man with blond hair and blue eyes approached the black iron fence.  —  Kyle Odom wasn't there to take pictures, though.

Making A List, Checking It Twice

Uh-oh. The International Jewish-Bolshevik Conspiracy was bad enough, but now there's an interplanetary conspiracy? Grab your shootin' irons & start shooting, they're everywhere!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Police Propaganda

Second of these I've seen. Are they trying to give me ideas?
Northwest corner 4th & Ardmore.

Today? Tuesday

All vicious thug symbols of corporate greed copyright yada their respective &c,
& used w/o our even asking. Blame MJA here, att'ys.

Trash Day

Tuesday or any day.

Monday, March 7, 2016

American Chemtrail

Urban Oasis

There may be "food deserts" in the big city, but there are few likker deserts.

Costume Dep't.

Los Angeles Center Studios

Unholy Trinity Continues Killing Exceptional Americans

Questions, questions, questions ...
Why are Americans expected to die sooner than their peers in other high-income countries?

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association takes a look at the question. The results are, well, not too surprising — three of the big drivers for the year analyzed, 2012, were guns, drugs, and cars.
Certainly an unholy trinity, yet only a third of the titular trinity.
Read it & savor the schadenfreude.

Then check recent & local ex-Eagles action.
“On Sunday … around 5:30 p.m., North Hollywood patrol officers responded to a radio call of a woman asking for police assistance for a possibly intoxicated male suspect in the 3700 block of Eureka Drive,” it said. “The officers took a domestic violence incident report and left the location.”

About 7 p.m., North Hollywood patrol officers went back to the residence in response to a radio transmission reporting a shooting, police said.

“When officers arrived they found Mrs. Meisner suffering from a single gunshot wound. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and pronounced Mrs. Meisner dead at the scene,” police said.

“After a thorough investigation by Valley Bureau detective personnel and the Los Angeles (County) coroner’s office, it was determined that Mrs. Meisner’s death was accidental. Mrs. Meisner was moving a rifle that was stored inside a case in a closet. As she lifted the rifle in the case, another item within the case shifted and hit the trigger of the rifle causing it to fire and fatally injure Mrs. Meisner,” police said. “Mr. Meisner was cooperative throughout the investigation.” reported that “an hour and a half before Randy called to report his wife had been shot, Lana Rae called 911 to report domestic violence at the house. She claims he was waving a BB gun and ‘acting erratically.’”
Unless Meisner did shoot her (Wouldn't surprise me in the least: There are no accidents!) Lana Rae Meisner probably died while trying to keep the rifle from him for her own safety.
The couple married in 1996, after dating for several years. Randy Meisner, who turns 70 tomorrow, co-founded the Eagles in 1971, but quit the band in 1977.

Last year, L.A. County Superior Court Judge David Cunningham appointed Randy Meisner a temporary conservator* after Meisner allegedly told staff at a hospital in Encino that he was going to shoot them with an AK-47, which he did not have.
Well, good thing he was able to get a rifle of some kind & keep it loaded right in the closet, wasn't it?
*We assume the illiterate dope who typed that meant that a temporay conservator was appointed for Mr. Meisner, not that he was appointed a temporay conservator, for himself or anyone else.