Saturday, November 28, 2020

Up Your Irish Sat. Suckfest, W/ Eric "God" Clapton, Van Morrison, & Outrage From The "Rabid Far-Left"

Never liked Van Morrison post-Them. Likewise, Clapton sucked post-Blind Faith. The lesson being, don't strike out on your own, 'specially not if you happen to be a total jerkwad.
Julius Young / Fox News:
Eric Clapton slammed after past racially insensitive remarks surface amid release of anti-lockdown song  —  Eric Clapton is in hot water after it was announced on Friday that he and Van Morrison will be releasing an anti-lockdown single called, “Stand and Deliver” on Dec. 4.
The single is written by Morrison and recorded by Clapton, and news of its release had many scratching their heads for the fact the song appears to blatantly go against the government lockdowns and mandates set in place to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. However, countless others on social media took chose to take umbrage with racially insensitive comments Clapton made years ago while addressing a crowd during a show in Birmingham, England in August 1976.
During the again-unsurfaced tirade, which many younger Clapton fans hardly knew existed, the guitarist and crooner allegedly called for foreigners to “get out” of Great Britain.
“Stop Britain from becoming a Black colony. Get the wogs out. Get the coons out. Keep Britain white,” Clapton, now 75, said at the time. “The Black wogs and coons and Arabs and fucking Jamaicans don’t belong here, we don’t want them here.”…
Karen Townsend / HotAir:   Eric Clapton Joins Van Morrison In Lockdown Song, Outrage From The Left Ensues
Jeff Charles / RedState:   Rabid Far-Leftists Try To Cancel Eric Clapton Because 2020 Isn't Over Yet
Jessica Chasmar / Washington Times:   Eric Clapton joins Van Morrison's anti-lockdown campaign with new song, ‘Stand and Deliver’
Melanie Gray / Page Six:   Eric Clapton, Van Morrison join forces to help out-of-work musicians
Warner Todd Huston / Breitbart:   Music Legends Van Morrison and Eric Clapton Team for Anti-Lockdown Anthem ‘Stand and Deliver’
Compare & contrast:

Spider Saturday

Opry Debuts, Magellan Locates Pacific, Thatcher Quits, Taxed Tea Arrives

I just hope audience members realize how fortunate they are I don't do something like this every day.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Eat My Fuck, Earthlings!

I've had just about enough of this crap. Fuck you in the mouth, Twitlers!
You've made a big mistake, & no jury will convict me. Scared? Call the police, weaklings.

Friday, Black

An odd juxtaposition to put us in the consumption mood.[Scheduled 15/II/2020. How'd that election turn out? — M.B.]

[15/III/2020 (Guess I should check in every ides, while I'm still breathing): Election hell, how'd that plague thing work out? — M.B.]

Twinkie® Murders, Ford Made Veep

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Ha Ha, Fuck You Kentucky Coffee Shop

Joseph Choi / The Hill:
That's how to do it. Eff these people. Cancel them, if you will.

Take Him Out Back & Shoot Him. Twice.

New York Tims:
Stock Trades by Senator Perdue Said to Have Prompted Justice Dept. Inquiry  —  Investigators focused on a sale of at least $1 million of stock in Cardlytics, a financial firm whose board the senator once sat on.  They closed the case this summer without charges.

 

Associated Press:
With US in COVID-19 panic, Sen. Perdue saw stock opportunity  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — As the ravages of the novel coronavirus forced millions of people out of work, shuttered businesses and shrank the value of retirement accounts, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged to a three-year low.  

 

 

Sam Brodey / The Daily Beast:Sen. Perdue Insisted He Had No Input At All On Stock Buys.  New Evidence Shows He Did.  —  A new report shows the Senator reaching out directly to his investment advisor at Goldman Sachs directing him to make a massive stock sale.  —  Earlier this year, Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) …Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:   New evidence shows GOP's David Perdue might have lied about his knowledge of stock trades: reportPema Levy / Mother Jones:   Perdue and Loeffler's Well-Timed Stock Trades Give Georgia Democrats an Opening

Fuck You & Your Stupid Bars, Restaurants & Night Clubs

I hope every last gawddamn enterepeneur in this disease-plagued nation of brain-dead morons ends up on the streets, starving. Fucking overpriced "hospitality" shitholes deserve to go out of business, especially w/ the way the bosses treat the employees. Fuck you all in your mouths, you money-grubbing disease-spreading sacks of sub-human garbage. I'm more than ready to shoot anyone simply for not correctly wearing a facial covering; restaurants that re-open are just begging for arson, & I'm just the pyro to do it. Listen to this whiny bitch:
On Wednesday, standing in front of his restaurant, The Abbey owner David Cooley fought back tears as he looked ahead, fearing the three-week dining ban could stretch into New Year’s Day, which “will probably put me out of business.” Cooley said he closed his business early in the pandemic but was able to reopen after making substantial investments in safety measures. 

“We learned more about the virus and how to operate our business safely without contributing to its spread,” he said. “As the state and county constantly changed the safety protocols and regulations, we adopted to every one of them. And believe me it was extremely costly for small businesses to keep up with these guidelines.” 

But now, he said, “all that investment is wasted.” 

“These new closures place blame on the hospitality industry and small businesses …,” he said. “We are good operators who go beyond the minimum guidelines to make sure our guests and our staff are safe.”
Really? Are you & your exploited fucking staff all doctors or epidemiologists? If not, FUCK YOU & your whining fucking feelings too!! Cry some more bitch, then I'll give you something about which to cry. Like a broken jaw.

Facist supervisors Barger & Hahn can go fuck themselves too. What is the matter w/ these people, & why are they allowed to live?

Limeys Go Home, Kennedy Begins Eternal Dirt Nap, Reagan's Lying Bullshit Further Revealed

Sunday, November 22, 2020

You'll Be Dead For Xmas

We stole a couple of paragraphs from Off the Kuff's wknd. link dump:

“One of the things happening in South Dakota is an infection rate that’s among the worst in the nation, at about 8,000 cases per 100,000 people. In Vermont, another small, rural state with a Republican governor, Gov. Phil Scott has embraced safety measures, and the differences are pretty stark. Like South Dakota, Vermont has fewer than 1 million residents, most of whom don’t live in cities. It has about 500 cases per 100,000 people. That’s the lowest rate in the nation.”

“But COVID-19 works slowly. It takes several days for infected people to show symptoms, a dozen more for newly diagnosed cases to wend their way to hospitals, and even more for the sickest of patients to die. These lags mean that the pandemic’s near-term future is always set, baked in by the choices of the past. It means that Ricketts is already too late to stop whatever UNMC will face in the coming weeks (but not too late to spare the hospital further grief next month). It means that some of the people who get infected over Thanksgiving will struggle to enter packed hospitals by the middle of December, and be in the ground by Christmas.”

Happy Holidays, you rat bastards. SoDakGuv Kristi Noem cannot get The Trump Plague & die too soon for me. As well as the other seven billion of you. Sayonara, suckers!

It Happened Today: Political Murder

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Tears On My Pillow

I thought Mike Lindell was a schmuck long before he started hanging that cross out of his shirt. Few things irritate me more than someone trying to sell me something, literally or figuratively. 

Then came the cross & the Trumpism. This appeared, but (on the time-tested "Why Bother?" philosophy) sat in a tab for several days: Then this appeared, & I was motivated:

Tucker Carlson Advertiser Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, Helps Bail Out Kyle Rittenhouse

G'wan, kill a hippie. I'll go your bail.
Literal Bonus Track, found when I searched "My Pillow":

Phonograph Invented, The Nix's 18½ Minute Gap Discovered, Last Anthrax Victim Dies

Good job w/ the anthrax, as yet unknown killer. Y'know, the population problem continues to expand.

Post-Election Cracker Patrol

At the Sunset Restaurant in Moorefield, West Virginia - a diner featuring omelettes, hotcakes and waitresses who remember your order - a mention of the election sparked a spirited discussion at one table. Gene See, a retired highway construction inspector, and Bob Hyson, a semi-retired insurance sales manager, said Trump had been cheated, that Biden had dementia and that Democrats planned all along to quickly replace Biden with his more liberal running mate for vice president, Kamala Harris.

“I think if they ever get to the bottom of it, they will find massive fraud,” said another of the diners, Larry Kessel, a 67-year-old farmer.

Kessel’s wife, Jane, patted him on the arm, trying to calm him, as he grew agitated while railing against anti-Trump media bias.
Reuters roots among the Trumptards. You can look at some of the cult members. None of them actively drooling, but ...
In Reuters interviews with 50 Trump voters, all said they believed the election was rigged or in some way illegitimate. Of those, 20 said they would consider accepting Biden as their president, but only in light of proof that the election was conducted fairly. Most repeated debunked conspiracy theories espoused by Trump, Republican officials and conservative media claiming that millions of votes were dishonestly switched to Biden in key states by biased poll workers and hacked voting machines. 

Many voters interviewed by Reuters said they formed their opinions by watching emergent right-wing media outlets such as Newsmax and One American News Network that have amplified Trump’s fraud claims. Some have boycotted Fox News out of anger that the network called Biden the election winner and that some of its news anchors - in contrast to its opinion show stars - have been skeptical of Trump’s fraud allegations.

“I just sent Fox News an email,” Fryar said, telling the network: “You’re the only news I’ve watched for the last six years, but I will not watch you anymore.”

The widespread rejection of the election result among Republicans reflects a new and dangerous dynamic in American politics: the normalization of false and increasingly extreme conspiracy theories among tens of millions of mainstream voters, according to government scholars, analysts and some lawmakers on both sides of the political divide. The trend has deeply troubling long-term implications for American political and civic institutions, said Paul Light, a veteran political scientist at New York University (NYU). 

“This is dystopian,” Light said. “America could fracture.”
You'd hate to see that. 

Anyhoo, here is not some toofless hick who lives in a rusted Airstream up on blocks, but ...
... Raymond Fontaine, a hardware store owner in Oakville, Connecticut, said Biden’s vote total - the highest of any presidential candidate in history - makes no sense because the 78-year-old Democrat made relatively few campaign appearances and seemed to be in mental decline. 

“You are going to tell me 77 million Americans voted for him? There is just no way,” said Fontaine, 50. 

The latest popular vote total for Biden has grown to about 79 million, compared to some 73 million for Trump.
a guy who owns a hardware store in Connecticut. Who doesn't realize that when one's opponent is wandering around the country rambling on about what hot shit he thinks he is & calling for the imprisonment of his political enemies (Remember "criminalization of politics"?*) while spreading the plague one needn't (indeed, probably shouldn't) campaign. 

Let alone "mental decline". The Stable Jenius has been holed up in the Executive Mansion, apparently barely able to function ever since "Sleepy" Joe beat him not unlike a rented mule red-headed stepson. (Still want to call Prez-elect J-Robin-Jr. Uncle Joe; were he a Stalinist we wouldn't have to worry about potential pardons or, indeed, that any Republicans would live long enough to cause any further problems, would we? [EVIL LAUGH]) 

We could go w/ "Killer" Joe. 
Above cut in Germany, 6 November 1996, below also in Germany, 14 March 2013. Lastly, more allegedly educated people (Well, a chiropractor.):
Now, Fryar says he would go to war for Trump. He has joined the newly formed South Plains Patriots, a group of a few hundred members that includes a “reactionary” force of about three dozen - including Fryar and his son, Caleb - who conduct firearms training.

Nothing will convince Fryar and many others here in Sundown - including the town’s mayor, another Patriots member - that Democrat Joe Biden won the Nov. 3 presidential election fairly. They believe Trump’s stream of election-fraud allegations and say they’re preparing for the possibility of a “civil war” with the American political left.

“If President Trump comes out and says: ‘Guys, I have irrefutable proof of fraud, the courts won’t listen, and I’m now calling on Americans to take up arms,’ we would go,” said Fryar, wearing a button-down shirt, pressed slacks and a paisley tie during a recent interview at his office. 

The unshakable trust in Trump in this town of about 1,400 residents reflects a national phenomenon among many Republicans, despite the absence of evidence in a barrage of post-election lawsuits by the president and his allies. About half of Republicans polled by Reuters/Ipsos said Trump “rightfully won” the election but had it stolen from him in systemic fraud favoring Biden, according to a survey conducted between Nov. 13 and 17. Just 29% of Republicans said Biden rightfully won. Other polls since the election have reported that an even higher proportion - up to 80% - of Republicans trust Trump’s baseless fraud narrative.
Suddenly of the greatest relevance. Not judging or anything; I understand they live in fear of The Other, Demon-rat Socialists & the Cuban ChiComs in Venezuela but this fanatical devotion to the Trump & his perception/expression of what's happening now is far beyond this reporter's admittedly post-empathetic comprehension. Did keep-it-cool centrist Obama's election (& reëlection) really make 73 million Americans freak out to this extent?

And what is to be done about (or w/) these people? If it's fight or flight, I'm not going anywhere.
*"Criminalization of politics" is a political buzzphrase used to defend elected government officials who have been indicted or have faced criminal or ethical investigations.

Most recently, the term has been applied to proceedings against President George W. Bush's advisers and Republican Congressional leadership, including Tom DeLay, Bill Frist, and Karl Rove (see Plame affair). The position of their defenders, including Robert Novak, William Kristol and Rush Limbaugh, is that the accusations against these officials lack substance and Democratic partisans seek to weaken them for political reasons, perhaps to the point of retaking Congress in 2006.

The position of many Democrats is that the cause of the investigations is the Republican "culture of corruption" and that anyone who has broken laws or rules must face the consequences. They also point out that some of the politicians denouncing the current pursuit of alleged Republican misconduct have in the past called for vigorous pursuit of alleged Democratic misconduct.

The phrase was also used by supporters of President Clinton in reference to legal action against members of his administration, including Henry Cisneros. During the Watergate scandal, supporters of Richard Nixon claimed that he was guilty of nothing more than "hard-ball politics."

Friday, November 20, 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Gettysburg Addressed, Dorsey's Debut, Edsel Ended, Foster Foaled

As you know, here at Mac’s Motor City Garage we’re fascinated with the Edsel, the auto industry’s most fabulous flop. This original Edsel commercial provides some wonderful insights into the disaster—watch.
Push-button, baby!"Confidentially, ladies & gentlemen ..."

Big Time Pimpin' W/ Snoop Dogg, Previously Snoop Doggy Dogg & (Briefly) Snoop Lion

My man! Nice to see you again, friend. May I interest you in some ... corporate shit?

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Young Or Old, America Eats You!

More than 90,000 long-term care residents have died of the coronavirus in the United States. But experts say tens of thousands more have died from neglect and sorrow related to the pandemic.
Meanwhile ...

Phlebotomy!!

Dedicated to all the needle-stickers at Cedars-Sinai.
Hey, just kidding. We go for the obvious. All pokes & punctures were performed professionally & virtually painlessly, even when the Bouffant veins (Actually spoken: "Oh, you've got good veins." Mostly, I s'pect, because as black as my heart may be, my skin is just short of Oirish white & the veins are very visible.) wouldn't coöperate.

Steamboat Willie Preems, Poisoned Punch Poured At Peoples Temple

Not to be confuzzled w/ Big Willie.

Try Harder, You Sad Fucking Losers

250,000 ugly Yankee corpses is not nearly enough to pay for the crimes of your shithole nation.

And the millions suffering? What's the woid? Schadenfreude, shitheads!!

Questions That Piss Me The Hell Off When Seeking Medical Assistance

"Do you have family/friends/a support system?" To which I must reply: "Fuck you in the mouth, shithead, would I be here if I did?" Which is answered by putting me in the back w/ the other potentially violent loons.

That was a previous hospital stay, but being asked the same bullshit question 14 yrs. later reminded me of how all the fucking jerks I used to know abandoned me. Which is probably why my blood pressure is so high now. Fuck you bastards, you probably killed me.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Same Shit, Different Room

"Non-COVID" floor, smaller television. Has a shower, however. And southern exposure.

Also people moaning in pain. Whee!

Further Disappointments [UPDATED]

I can see the windsock & hear the  Medevac choppers, but the actual pad must be just out of view, as I've only seen one.

And I'm on a "COVID" floor. About to be moved, however.

The four flicks available on the Cedars-Sinai in-house on-demand "Classics" channel (I kid you not): An American in Paris, McHale's Navy (1964, not the remake w/ Kelsey Grammar Whoops! Tom Arnold. Didn't ol' "Frasier" star in another '60s sitcom re-make? This reporter will not admit to being wrong, merely confused.), Rio Bravo, & The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.

Lips Still Cold, Heart Even Blacker

Blood pressure up, heartbeat as low as 30. Possibly a reaction to having a nine percent salt solution pumped through me for three days.

Body temp still in the 97.X degree range. I will not conform to medicine's petit bourgeois assumptions.

Congress Swamped, Canal Opens,
Queen Crowned, "I Am Not A Crook"

Monday, November 16, 2020

Saturday, November 14, 2020

This Is Fun [Medically Corrected]

In fucking Cedars w/ goddam gallstones & infectionlammation in my intestines. Not that any of you ever gave a sweet fuck about me once I didn't have a house to party in.

The COVID swab is no fun either.

See y'all in HELL!!
21 November 2020 at 2050: No "infection". (Would've been too easy.) Wasn't really at the top of my game when I was being told what they'd found.

Moby Dick Out, Nellie Bly Sets Off, Krauts Bomb Coventry, Lenny Debuts

Friday, November 13, 2020

Yet Another Reason To Abolish The Senate, & Maybe The Whole Damn State Of Alabama, Too

Todd Stacy / In the Weeds with Alabama Daily News:
In the Weeds w/ Tommy Tuberville, Alabama's next senator  —  Today I spoke with Tommy Tuberville, who last week defeated incumbent Democrat Doug Jones to win election to the United States Senate.  Do we call him Senator-elect?  I don't know, people are awfully sensitive about the office-holder-elect thing right now.
Catie Edmondson / New York Times:   Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville flubs basics of the Constitution, World War II and the 2000 election.

It's Friday The 13th!

Yesterday & Today

Uno. Dos.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Read time: 1 Minute 2 Comments

I'm baaaaaaack!!!

On This Date, The Worst Nation In The World Is: Germany!

Building walls & breaking windows. Fuck you, Krauts. Never forget.

Here's Some Holiday Cheer:
You'll Be Dead For Xmas

You made your bed so go die in it.
Politico:
Pandemic on course to overwhelm U.S. health system before Biden takes office  —  The country's health care system is already buckling under the load of the resurgent outbreak that's approaching 10 million cases nationwide.  —  The United States’ surging coronavirus outbreak is on pace to hit nearly 1 million new cases a week by the end of the year — a scenario that could overwhelm health systems across much of the country and further complicate President-elect Joe Biden’s attempts to coordinate a response.
[...]
The country’s health care system is already buckling under the load of the resurgent outbreak that’s approaching 10 million cases nationwide. The number of Americans hospitalized with Covid-19 has spiked to 56,000, up from 33,000 one month ago. In many areas of the country, shortages of ICU beds and staff are leaving patients piled up in emergency rooms. And nearly 1,100 people died on Saturday alone, according to the Covid Tracking Project. “That’s three jetliners full of people crashing and dying,” said David Eisenman, director of the UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters. “And we will do that every day and then it will get more and more.”
Jen Christensen / CNN:   How Biden plans to change the US pandemic response
BuzzFeed News:   Just Electing Joe Biden Won't Stop The Coronavirus Pandemic
And fuck Elvis & this mopey shit. I say no damn holidays this yr.; no one can afford them, & in the time of the Trump Plague hell is literally other people & their viruses.Round number round-up: 240,000 dead Yankees by end of bidnis today. The schaden freudes itself.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Some Epochal Bullshit

Don't arse yourself clicking, this amazing wisdom is behind the paywall.
Rogerlsimon / theepochtimes.com:
Media ‘Calling’ Elections in a Democracy Is Post-Modern Fascism  —  More or less unnoticed for decades, the media habit of “calling” elections—presidential or otherwise—is not only a betrayal of the democratic process, it has become a leading factor in a new form of post-modern fascism in which we are apparently living.
Ed Driscoll / Instapundit:   ROGER SIMON: Media ‘Calling’ Elections in a Democracy Is Postmodern Fascism.
"More or less unnoticed for decades". Funny Simon didn't mention it for decades. Why the sudden interest this yr.? And other than an occasional & temporary glitch in prognostication, when have election night calls been wrong?

Post-modern fascism. Gee-ziz. Shove that stupid hat up your idiot ass, Rog.

LOSERpalooza 2020

Ha. Ha ha. Ha ha ha. Ah ha ha ha. Whadya shoot, fat boy? 214 over 51 (shit)holes?

Hitler, Kennedy, Reagan

If at first you don't succeed ...

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Jubilation Time!

"When the right time comes it will be dread for sure ..."
"... 'Cause no one can stop the righteous ones!!" 

 Fuck you in the mouth if you've ever voted Republican. I see you on the street, you're dead.

Revolution! 2000 Election! Nixon Lies

Thursday, November 5, 2020

What? No Guy Fawkes? FDR Gets Third Term Of Four, Nixon Gets First Of One-&-A-Half

295 Yrs. Ago:
  • 1725 Spain & Austria sign secret treaty
  • Hunnert yrs. ago:
    1920 U.S.A. - - liquor raid
    1920 : Two Oklahoma law enforcement personnel helped uncover the details of a liquor raid. In the process, one gallon of corn juice, one quart of gasoline, and one live prisoner were held. One citizen was taken into custody.
    [Source]

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    Previously In Republican Corruption: Iran-Contra Scandal Begins To Unfold

    And There's Hamburger Noodles All Over The Highway In ...

    ... Gardena.

    It is indeed The Hour of The Wolf.

    Crews Work To Clear 30,000 Pounds Of Noodles From 110 Freeway

    This has been a last bit of levity, afore all hell breaks loose.

    Funny, But I Don't Remember "BUSH" Being Used As A Sort Of Curse

    Further indication of the cultish nature of the MAGA Q. Trump Republican Party. More Flavor Aid®, chumps?
    We note that Ms. RabbitLapin's headline in the N.Y. Post doesn't mention the content of the graffiti. Fake news. (Unless it was a false flag atrocity, a distant but sad possibility.)

    Sunday, November 1, 2020

    The Queen Of Hats

    The Queen had only one way of settling all difficulties, great or small. 'Off with his head!' she said, without even looking around.

    These people are cretinous lemmings & they want to die. I'd be more than happy to help in any way possible.

    H-Bomb Explodes, Walter Payton Dies

    Back Into The Darkness

    You may return to wasting daylight, as you have already wasted the dawn.
    Can you read this?

    Saturday, October 31, 2020

    Party People

    Your ancestors at play.

    If You Can't Do The Time, Nazi Loser, Don't Do The Crime

    I have seldom been less sympathetic toward a pathetic loser nobody like this.
    Tresa Baldas / Detroit Free Press:
    Whitmer kidnap suspect wants out of jail.  He's diabetic, and fears COVID-19  —  After three weeks in jail, one of the suspects charged with plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is asking the judge to reconsider her decision to keep him locked up: He's worried about getting the COVID-19 virus.
    Hope he does get sick & dies like a stuck pig.

    95 Theses, Indira Gandhi Assassinated

    That's it, 5/6 of 2020's months gone like the snap of a finger.

    So That's How It Works?

    One Gets Sick & Then One Dies? No Shit?

    Washington Post:
    First, coronavirus infections increased.  Then, hospitalizations.  Now, deaths are on the rise.  —  Coronavirus infections soared this week to record levels, hospitalizations are up in almost every state, and now — predictably, but slowly — deaths are rising, too.
    Tell us more, Washington Post.

    And enjoy your harvest season celebrations of the dead, walking corpses.

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020

    Tuesday, October 27, 2020

    "World" Champions!

    L.A. rules!! First the Lakers, now the Dodgers, both teams champeens of the COVID season! 

    So. Will the 9+ 'quake & resultant region-ruining fires happen before or after Election Day?

    As Dull A Day As Ever Was

    If I were 27 October I'd probably just kill myself.

    Monday, October 26, 2020

    Second Cousin

    Midday Monday Medley

    Allegedly at Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, Tex., 26 October 1973. (A Tuesday.)

    Gunfight At The OK Corral,
    "Peace At Hand", Beatles M.B.E.

    "The Boys Who Invented Hair", 55 yrs. ago.John returned his.
    Gonna be a helluvan eight days to come? Who fucking knows?

    Report From The Front

    Per The Daily Beast

    Attack Drones Dominating Tanks as Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict Showcases the Future of War

    Azerbaijan’s Turkish and Israeli drones are wiping out tanks, artillery, and soldiers as the Armenians lose ground in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
    This armored vehicle thing may be over w/o fleets of offensive & defensive drones. Think Coral Sea or Midway, but over land. They'll never see their targets w/ the naked eye. I'd start designing more well-protected drone launchers & fewer tanks if I were a baby-killing son-of-a-bitch.

    But I'm just a bloody-minded sonuvabitch. Here's some stuff & people blowing up in the Caucasus over the last month.

    "Hamburger All Over The Highway"

    Donald Morrison / Wall Street Journal:
    Cars Have Hit Protesters More Than 100 Times This Year  —  Authorities have charged 39 drivers with crimes ranging from reckless driving to vehicular homicide  —  As Americans have taken to the streets this year to protest racism and allegations of police violence, they have been hit by motor vehicles more than 100 times in the process. 

    Between George Floyd’s killing in police custody in May and Sept. 5, motorists drove into demonstrators at least 104 times, according to research by University of Chicago graduate student Ari Weil. There have been two reported deaths from such incidents. 

    Several have occurred since Sept. 5, when Mr. Weil stopped collecting his data, according to Roudabeh Kishi, the research director of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project, a global crisis-mapping initiative. Dr. Kishi’s group counted eight such cases in the week of Sept. 20, and three the first week in October. 

    Many are accidental and appear to have happened when motorists were confused, according to Mr. Weil. In some cases, drivers have said they were acting in self-defense after having their car damaged by protesters and fearing for their personal safety.
    Whatever you say. This reporter says you're either incompetent, stupid or a murdering Nazi thug.
    Authorities have also charged 39 drivers with crimes ranging from reckless driving to vehicular homicide.
    Guns, cars, no one is safe. We imagine there'll be protests no matter who wins a wk. from Tues., & if there's no clear & immediate winner, the streets may be jammed w/ demonstrators. We'll see whose ox is gored.

    Saturday, October 24, 2020

    F. U., G.O.P.

    Everybody's wise to the party of Lincoln, from poll-takers ...

    PRRI also asked respondents whether they believed that, “It always makes the country better when all Americans speak up and protest unfair treatment by government.” Then, it asked the same question, but substituted “Black Americans” for “all Americans.” Democrats made no distinction between the two questions: 71 percent answered Yes to both. Among Republicans, however, 49 percent believed it made the country better when all Americans spoke up and protested unfair governmental treatment, but just 24 percent believed it when Black Americans spoke up and protested. Among Republicans whose most trusted news source is Fox News, the gap was 47 percent Yes for all Americans, and a bare 10 percent for Blacks.

    Indeed, 57 percent of Republicans believed that whites face “a lot of discrimination,” while just 52 percent believe that Blacks do. Among Democrats, 13 percent said whites encounter a lot of discrimination; 92 percent said Blacks do.

    The euphemistic encapsulation of the above is that Republicans have consolidated the traditionalist vote. A somewhat clearer encapsulation is that the Republicans have become a rats’ nest of sexists and racists.

    ... to the Editorial Board at The NYT. Whose condemnation is still weak, even w/ a list of just a few of the more egregious offenses the "self-serving, power-hungry gang" has committed & allowed under Trump. I mean, what's this fucking shit?
    a strong center right can co-opt more palatable aspects of the far right, isolating and draining energy from the more radical elements that threaten to destabilize the system.
    What, may I ask, are the "more palatable aspects of the far right"? Making the trains run on time?

    Stuff Happens

    Friday, October 23, 2020

    "Rounding The Turn"

    Yes we are, but directly into an oncoming & out-of-control semi.

    U.S. hits highest daily COVID-19 case count since pandemic began

    The U.S. confirmed at least 83,010 coronavirus cases on Friday, the country's highest daily total since the pandemic started, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project.
    Current hospitalized COVID-19 patients: 41,485.
    I knew yrs. ago it would be good for my mental health (Such as it is, a-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!) to isolate myself from you rat bastards in this bunker, but I wasn't expecting a hundred-yr. pandemic. (Or was I? A deeper instinct at play? Unpleasant premonitions, to coin a phrase?)