Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Monday, November 30, 2020
Mark Twain Born 185 Years Ago;
Also Born: Dick Clark & Others, Plus More Bricks Are Added To The Wall
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Warren Commission Commissioned, Palestine Partitioned, Three Die In Show Biz, Comic Books Today, Tea Partying, & A Monkey In Space!!
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Up Your Irish Sat. Suckfest, W/ Eric "God" Clapton, Van Morrison, & Outrage From The "Rabid Far-Left"
Compare & contrast: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’
Friday, November 27, 2020
[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.]
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
That's how to do it. Eff these people. Cancel them, if you will.Joseph Choi / The Hill:
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.Tia Mitchell / Atlanta Journal-Constitution: New questions surface about David Perdue's involvement in stock tradesColin Kalmbacher / Law & Crime: FBI Investigated Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue Over Suspicious Stock TradesAndrew Solender / Forbes: Sen. David Perdue Faces Renewed Scrutiny Over Stock TradesMatthew Chapman / Raw Story: GOP's David Perdue under scrutiny for suspiciously-timed financial moves amid the COVID-19 outbreakReagan McCarthy / Townhall: Jon Ossoff Ignores Sen. Perdue's Clear Vindication From Claims of Insider Trading
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
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.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.”
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Monday, November 23, 2020
Sunday, November 22, 2020
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!
Saturday, November 21, 2020
G'wan, kill a hippie. I'll go your bail.
Tucker Carlson Advertiser Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, Helps Bail Out Kyle Rittenhouse
Reuters roots among the Trumptards. You can look at some of the cult members. None of them actively drooling, but ...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.
You'd hate to see that.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.”
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.... 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.
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?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.
*"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
Push-button, baby!"Confidentially, ladies & gentlemen ..."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.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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.
Monday, November 16, 2020
Current body temp: 97.4°F. To hell w/ "normal"/average.
P. S.: Just have gallstones, a discovery of the CAT scan. Haven't tried to pass any.
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Saturday, November 14, 2020
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.
Friday, November 13, 2020
Catie Edmondson / New York Times: Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville flubs basics of the Constitution, World War II and the 2000 election.
Matt Stieb / New York Magazine:
Incoming GOP Senator Apparently Doesn't Know Basics of World War II
Andrew Trunsky / The Daily Caller: Tommy Tuberville Makes False Statements About US Government In A Local Interview
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Monday, November 9, 2020
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.”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.
Jen Christensen / CNN: How Biden plans to change the US pandemic response
BuzzFeed News: Just Electing Joe Biden Won't Stop The Coronavirus Pandemic
Sunday, November 8, 2020
"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?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.
Post-modern fascism. Gee-ziz. Shove that stupid hat up your idiot ass, Rog.
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Friday, November 6, 2020
Thursday, November 5, 2020
[Source]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.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
This has been a last bit of levity, afore all hell breaks loose.
Crews Work To Clear 30,000 Pounds Of Noodles From 110 Freeway
We note that Ms.Joseph Choi / The Hill:
Jewish cemetery desecrated with ‘Trump’ spray paint
Zachary Halaschak / Washington Examiner: Graves in Michigan Jewish cemetery vandalized with ‘Trump’ and ‘MAGA’ graffiti
Sarah Toce / Raw Story: Jewish cemetery desecrated in battleground state — ‘Trump’ spray-painted on tombstones: report
Todd Neikirk / POLITICUSUSA: A Jewish Graveyard in Grand Rapids, Michigan Was Defaced With Trump Spray Paint
Tamar Lapin / New York Post: 100-year-old Jewish cemetery in Michigan vandalized with red paint
Monday, November 2, 2020
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Greg Gianforte's Political Director Attacked and Damaged a Woman's Car: Police Report — Gianforte has, shall we say, his own history of violent incidents during elections. This time, it was an aide involved and an automobile on the receiving end.
Sunday, November 1, 2020
These people are cretinous lemmings & they want to die. I'd be more than happy to help in any way possible.
The Queen had only one way of settling all difficulties, great or small. 'Off with his head!' she said, without even looking around.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Hope he does get sick & dies like a stuck pig.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.
One Gets Sick & Then One Dies? No Shit?
Tell us more, Washington Post.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.
Friday, October 30, 2020
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
Sen. Joey Hensley, who was prescribing opioids to a woman who was simultaneously his employee, second cousin and lover, continues to be one of the top sponsors of anti-LGBT bills in Tennessee. https://t.co/RcIbO2hk16— Natalie Allison (@natalie_allison) October 26, 2020
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.
Attack Drones Dominating Tanks as Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict Showcases the Future of WarAzerbaijan’s Turkish and Israeli drones are wiping out tanks, artillery, and soldiers as the Armenians lose ground in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
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.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.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Saturday, October 24, 2020
... 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?
What, may I ask, are the "more palatable aspects of the far right"? Making the trains run on time?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.
Friday, October 23, 2020
U.S. hits highest daily COVID-19 case count since pandemic beganThe 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.