Sunday, April 30, 2017

Corregidor Bug-Out Continues

THU 30 APR 1942
PBYs evacuate military and civilian personnel from Corregidor.

Submarine Greenling (SS-213 torpedoes Japanese ammunition ship Seia Maru, 09°32'N, 156°03'E.

Admiral Harold R. Stark assumes command of U.S. Naval Forces Europe.

Barely Legal Trump Trash

It is a piece of something.
It would appear the Arlington Mint is not attempting "to render such item(s) unfit to be reissued"*, so there probably won't be any legal repercussions for this Trumpian vulgarity. The "Mint" must've been wringing their hands in greedy excitement knowing there was a uuuge lump of demonstrably chumpable Trump-triumphalists available for easy exploitation.We are indeed approaching Idiocracy.

Does this seem a bit divisive? A mere U.S.$99.00. At least now we know exactly where the real 'Murkins are:
Hells of their own making.
If you live in a state that begins w/ an "A", you may be an asshole. (Or deaf & blind like Ms. Keller.)
And you are cordially invited, dear Trump supporter, to spend U.S.$39.00 to remind you of the promises that will be broken or ignored & then denied.
How's this working out so far, chumps? ("Justice for all"? I can only assume the Duke is spinning in his grave.)

*Defacement of Currency
Defacement of currency is a violation of Title 18, Section 333 of the United States Code. Under this provision, currency defacement is generally defined as follows: Whoever mutilates, cuts, disfigures, perforates, unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, Federal Reserve Bank, or Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such item(s) unfit to be reissued, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Violence Resumes At Sea

WED 29 APR 1942
Japanese naval force (3d Kure Special Landing Force) occupies former RAAF seaplane base at Tulagi, Solomons (see 3-4 May).

Japanese seize Parang and Cotabato, Mindanao.

First coastal convoy leaves New York for the Delaware River.

Off Frying Pan Shoals, British steamship Pacific Exporter rescues 27 survivors (including the remaining four Armed Guard sailors) from U.S. freighter Steel Maker, sunk by German submarine U-136 on 19 April (see 18 May).

U.S. tanker Mobiloil, proceeding alone, is torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-108 about 350 miles northwest of Turks Island, at 26°10'N, 66°15'W; all hands (43-man merchant crew and 9-man Armed Guard) survive the loss of the ship (see 2 May).

Unarmed U.S. tanker Federal, bound for Banes, Cuba, is shelled and sunk by German submarine U-507 at 21°13'N, 76°05'W; heavy close-range fire from the U-boat's guns kill four crewman and wound one of the 33-man merchant complement, as well as destroy one lifeboat and prevent the tanker's crew from launching a second. U.S. Army transport Yarmouth arrives on the scene soon thereafter but only circles the survivors; fishing boats from Gibara, Cuba, rescue Federal's survivors from rafts while the one boat that was launched follows the Cuban boats to shore. The one wounded man dies subsequently.

All Tomorrow's Riots

I am not nearly as interested in remembering the most recent local uprising of the wretched of the earth (Started 25 yrs. ago today; last century, last millennium, old damn news.) as I am in hopefully anticipating the next ones. May Day?

Beantown Bandstand: Bloodshot

Late to this tribute by a wk. or two. Mentioned in a comment section somewhere that when I showed up at college in an earlier epoch the J. Geils Band's eponymous debut disc (& The Allman Bros. Live at the Fillmore L.P.) was some hot shit among the relatively hapnin' dudes hangin' out in Linwood's & Franz's dorm room smokin' the reefer, & this reporter had neither heard (nor even heard of) either outfit. I'd been out of the country, what can I say?

Owned an early issue of this 1973 classic, early enough still to be pressed on red "vinyl" or whatever L.P.'s were made of 44 fuckin' yrs. ago. Let me just repeat that: 44 fuckin' yrs. ago!
Scribed in the out-groove "Nice to see your face in the place." And: Mike Hunt Saxophone. (Could have been his actual/legal name, I s'pose.)

Blood Dunza

Blood Dunza - Johnny Clarke; Version - King Tubby; Blood, Sweat & Dunza - Brad Osbourne

News We Like (A Lot)

Destroy everything!
The Beverly Hills Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the Mercedes-Benz driver who intentionally smashed into three boutiques and one office building on Rodeo Drive early Friday morning.

The vandalism occurred between 1:25 a.m. and 1:45 a.m. in the 300 and 400 blocks of North Rodeo Drive and the 100 block of South Rodeo Drive, according to the police department.

The male driver used the vehicle “to damage the glass storefronts and entrances,” but no property was taken during the crime spree, police reported.

The suspect is described as white, 20-25 years of age, with a thin build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a black baseball cap at the time of the crimes, police reported.

The suspect’s vehicle is believed to be a black Mercedes R-Class with white paper plates and black lettering.*

Anyone with information about these crimes is encouraged to contact the Beverly Hills Police Department at (310) ###-####.
No snitching, motherfuckers!!
*Hope the paper tags mean the car was stolen from some fucking dealer's lot, for extra justice.

Friday, April 28, 2017

This Month In Kill Your Fucking Landlord Before He Kills You

Parasites on parade:
The suit argues that Bramante and his company have ignored requirements under LA's rent stabilization ordinance and other laws to relocate the building’s tenants under a tenant habitability plan, which was implemented in March 2016 under the building's previous owner to relocate tenants during temporary construction work that year.

“The complaint provides that the tenant habitability plan documents that their landlord provided to the Housing and Community Investment Department of Los Angeles (HCIDLA) proposed relocating tenants to non-existent housing,” said Philip M. Kelly, a partner at Kendall Brill & Kelly and lawyer representing the plaintiffs, in a statement.

“The proposed relocation address for an 80-year-old tenant who had lived in the building for 31 years was the location of a local cemetery. This is clearly in violation of the ordinance,” Kelly added.
Absolute fucking scum. I would cheerfully beat landlord Bramante to a pulp, given the opportunity.

Meanwhile, an encouraging headline,

Harassed by your landlord? LA City Council passes measure to stop that

isn't entirely true; what was actually passed was a measure to look into such laws.
The anti-harassment motion directs city staff to review the tenant harassment ordinances of San Francisco, Santa Monica, West Hollywood and any other California cities and report on the feasibility of adopting a similar measure in Los Angeles. The motion was approved on a 13-0 vote.
So no one is yet even legally safe from the predations of the parasites yet. Not that any fucking law will make much difference once an army of legal parasites gets to work. I can't wait until the first armed resistance to an eviction.
To the barricades; you have nothing to lose but sub-standard housing & the leeches sucking out your income!

Virtually Nothing Happened
On This Date Either

TUE 28 APR 1942
U.S. Escort Force (Rear Admiral Robert C. Giffen) departs Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, to protect convoys to Russia.

District patrol craft YP-77 is sunk in collision off Atlantic Coast.

Trumpy Brownshirts On The Loose, Grab A Gun, Grab A Noose!

Compare & contrast:
The URL:
The title:

Alt-right thugs want to bring muscle to liberal protests

An alt-right group apparently is trying to build a small street army — vowing to use violence if necessary to defend free speech from leftist extremists.

Kyle Chapman — a “proud American nationalist” who became a conservative hero in some circles after his arrest this month during fierce clashes between anti-fascist protesters and Trump demonstrators — announced the formation of the new group last week on Facebook and issued a call to action.

“Our emphasis will be on street activism, preparation, defense and confrontation,” Chapman wrote on Facebook. “We will protect and defend our right wing brethren when the police and government fail to do so. This organization is for those that possess the Warrior Spirit. The weak or timid need not apply.”

Chapman said the organization, the Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights, will be partnering with the Proud Boys, a conservative group formed by Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes that bills itself as “Western chauvinists who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world.” (McInnes is no longer affiliated with Vice and parted ways with the company 10 years ago.)

The formation of the new fraternity is being done with McInnes’ approval and Chapman is calling for action to defend against “Marxist groups that are intent on stripping us our freedoms,” according to another Facebook post.

“No more keyboard warrior shit,” Chapman wrote in an earlier post. “No more crying about the state of our country while you do nothing to change it. It’s all about action. President Trump has our back for the next 8 years. The timing couldn’t be better. Let’s do this!”

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups and other extremist organizations, has taken notice of the “highly masculine” group, likening it to a neo-Nazi fight club called the “DIY Division,” whose members turned up in California last month to support an estimated 2,000 Trump supporters.

“Our movement is really getting off the ground now,” Chapman wrote on Facebook. “We need to expand and keep the momentum going. But I can’t do this on my own. I need my fellow warriors to create local Alt-Knight chapters with the intent of carrying out our cause within their community. The mission is to protect our right wing brethren from attack while having rallies, marches and protests. You will also counter protest Marxist groups that are intent on stripping us of our freedoms.”

Chapman has solicited submissions for the group’s official symbol or crest, generating several dozen suggestions, including designs featuring the slogans “Infidel Nation, Proud Enemy of Islam,” “Good Night, Left Side,” a Knights Templar cross, at least two iterations of Pepe the Frog and a foreboding knight with the letters “FOAK” across a sash in front of an American flag shield.

“FOAK is [a] fraternal organization with its own bylaws, constitution, rituals and vetting processes,” Chapman wrote, adding that websites will be coming soon, although some chapters have already established pages on Facebook.

Chapman, meanwhile, blasted the “horrible decision” by conservative commentator Ann Coulter to cancel her planned appearance at the University of California at Berkeley on Thursday, although she confirmed in emails to the Associated Press that she was forced to cancel the event amid threats of violence.

In a statement to students Wednesday, UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks said groups from the “extreme ends of the political spectrum” have made known their intentions to use violence to support or protest speakers at the campus.

“This is a university, not a battlefield,” Dirks’ statement reads. “We must make every effort to hold events at a time and location that maximizes the chances that First Amendment rights can be successfully exercised and that community members can be protected. While our commitment to freedom of speech and expression remains absolute, we have an obligation to heed our police department’s assessment of how best to hold safe and successful events.”

UC Berkeley administrators insist they did not cancel Coulter’s event.

“Instead, we received a request to provide a venue on one single day, chosen unilaterally by a student group without any prior consultation with campus administration or law enforcement,” his statement continued. “After substantial evaluation and planning by our law enforcement professionals, we were forced to inform the group that, in light of specific and serious security threats that UCPD’s intelligence had identified, there was no campus venue available at a time on that date where the event could be held safely and without disruption.”

Berkeley has seen at least three violent confrontations this year between Trump supporters and counter-protesters, most recently on April 15 during a “Patriots Day” rally when 21 people were arrested, the Los Angeles Times reports. Fireworks and smoke bombs were tossed into the crowds near Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, where Trump demonstrators had planned a rally. In March, 10 people were arrested and seven others wounded at a scheduled pro-Trump rally, and an appearance by conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos was canceled in February due to violent protests at the liberal university.
Well, brownshirting is totally justified then. Did the URL or the title seem like a more accurate description of the story?

A lot of talk from the Alt-Knight (although there've already been several "incidents" of fascist violence, & thinking Trump "has our back for the next 8 years" may send even more of these fucks over the edge) but in the real fucking world one needn't be a Marxist exercising free speech at a demonstration to be assaulted by a typical right-winger:
Morgan Eads / Lexington Herald-Leader:
‘You are safe,’ Transylvania attacker says to Republican student in coffee shop  —  A man who used a machete to attack a Transylvania University student in a campus coffee shop Friday first asked people about their political affiliations, a witness said.  —  The assailant, thought …
Wonder how much coverage this will get from "real news" sites like Breitbart. Probably won't fit in their "Crimes by Negroes" section.

Trump's Miracle Economy

Good for parasite investors, sucks hard for real people. Are the consuming sheep afraid to spend money, knowing that the economy's about to turn to shit for people who work for a living, as always happens when Republicans gain power?
Sho Chandra / Bloomberg:
U.S. Economy Grew 0.7% in First Quarter, Slowest in Three Years  —  Consumption is worst since 2009 on auto demand, utilities  —  Investment is bright spot, including housing and oil drilling  —  The U.S. economy expanded at the slowest pace in three years as weak auto sales …
Racetrack economy: "All me money gone ah hell!"
Down down down down down!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Trump Policies Clarified

No telling how many times I've embedded these two classics in this space, but never before (not even under either Bush) have they been more relevant to understanding the current maladministration's furrin policy.

From 35+ yrs, ago, FEAR explains it all for you.

75 Yrs. Ago Today Not One Damn Thing Happened On The World's Oceans

You could look it up.

Low To No Information Voters

Here is a nasty hate-filled pointy-headed perfesser (Tom Nichols, a professor of national security affairs at the Naval War College. What a liberal hippie!) typing in the filthy liberal USA TODAY & insulting the Trump-'tards.
The wide disagreement among Americans on the president’s performance, however, is more than partisanship. It is a matter of political literacy. The fact of the matter is that too many Trump supporters do not hold the president responsible for his mistakes or erratic behavior because they are incapable of recognizing them as mistakes. They lack the foundational knowledge and basic political engagement required to know the difference between facts and errors, or even between truth and lies.

This was most evident during the campaign itself, when candidate Trump’s audiences applauded one fantastic claim after another: that he saw Muslims cheering the 9/11 attacks, that the United States pays for over 70% of NATO’s costs, that he knew more than the generals about strategy. When he became president, he continued the parade of strange assertions and obsessions.

To be sure, some of Trump’s voters, like any others, are just cynical and expect the worst from every elected official. Others among them grasp Trump’s failings but fall back on the sour but understandable consolation that at least he is not Clinton. But many simply don’t see a problem. “I think I like him more now that he is the president,” Pennsylvania voter Rob Hughes told New York Post writer Salena Zito.

There is a more disturbing possibility here than pure ignorance: that voters not only do not understand these issues, but also that they simply do not care about them. As his supporters like to point out, Trump makes the right enemies, and that’s enough for them. Journalists, scientists, policy wonks — as long as “the elites” are upset, Trump’s voters assume that the administration is doing something right. “He makes them uncomfortable, which makes me happy,” Ohio Trump voter James Cassidy told the Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale. Syria? Korea? Health care reform? Foreign aid? Just so much mumbo-jumbo, the kind of Sunday morning talk-show stuff only coastal elitists care about.

There is a serious danger to American democracy in all this. When voters choose ill-informed grudges and diffuse resentment over the public good, a republic becomes unsustainable. The temperance and prudent reasoning required of representative government gets pushed aside in favor of whatever ignorant idea has seized the public at that moment. The Washington Post recently changed its motto to “democracy dies in darkness,” a phrase that is not only pretentious but inaccurate. More likely, American democracy will die in dumbness.

Those of us who criticized Trump voters for their angry populism were often told during and after the election not to condescend to our fellow citizens, and to respect their choices. This is fair. In a democracy, every vote counts equally and the president won an impressive and legitimate electoral victory.*

Even so, the unwillingness of so many of his supporters to hold him to even a minimal standard of accountability means that a certain amount of condescension from the rest of us is unavoidable.

In every election, we must respect the value of each vote. We are never required, however, to assume that each vote was cast with equal probity or intelligence.
Bitter American cynic H.L. Mencken proven correct again:
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.

Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.

No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

*One slight quibble: If, indeed, every vote counts "equally", how did Trump manage to be installed as the Prez w/ a deficit of almost three million in the popular vote? Conclusion? This is not a democracy, chump-ass suckers, & if you ever believed it was, you've been suckered since the day you were born!

Last Round-Up (For A While)

Great, a formatting fuck-up on my last appearance this wk.

Note to Bill (He's soft & micro. Get it?) Gates: Notepad sucks. Do something about it if you're so damn smart.

Threaten Trump On Twitter Thursday (Don't Worry, The S.S. Can't Do Shit)

POLITICO sez the SchutzstaffelSecret Service can't keep up w/ people telling the turkey what the hell's wrong w/ him & what they're going to do about it.
But law enforcement experts say the new Republican president has particularly upped his exposure levels through Twitter, with the missives emanating from his phone giving the masses the impression they can correspond directly with Trump.

“The Twitter thing is creating a lot of hassles,” said Dan Bongino, a former protective detail agent for presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. “It’s generated a tidal wave of threats that the Secret Service can’t ignore.”

Bongino, who has written a book on the Secret Service’s challenges in protecting Trump that’s scheduled for publication later this summer, said the Secret Service is ill-equipped to make its way through all the social media threats. It can’t tell Trump to stop tweeting. And it also is still haunted by the example of Sara Jane Moore, a woman who attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford in 1975 months after the Secret Service evaluated her but found she wasn’t a threat.

“It’s an arithmetic impossibility to interview every single person who sends a threat. It’s not possible,” he said. “By necessity they have to triage what’s credible and what’s not and it’s tough to do by just looking at a 140-character tweet.”


Trump — no stranger to hiring professional security — is trying to bring stability to the Secret Service. On Tuesday, he reached from outside the bureau’s professional ranks in naming retired Marine Major Gen. Randolph Alles as its new director. Former agents say Trump and his aides also appear more comfortable inside the protective bubble than previous presidents, noting that agents are often seen in public at arms’ length or closer to the president.

“You’re seeing them in pictures you never saw before because staffers aren’t telling them to get away,” Bongino said.
It's as if the flunkies know he should damn well be scared of the American people, & stay well w/in his empty little bubble. And a Major General Of Jarheads as the new head of a law enforcement agency is typical Trump foolishness. He seems easily impressed w/ uniforms, considering he knows more than all the generals because he went to military school. How long until perpetually shallow Trump appoints a meter reader or U.P.S. driver to some position because he thinks he looks good in his uniform?

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

FOX News Suffering Sudden
On-Air Douche-Bag Shortage

I have a sneaking suspicion, however, that there are some more delightful fellows in the FOX pipeline.
David Choi / Business Insider:
Fox News' Jesse Watters takes abrupt vacation after controversial remarks about Ivanka Trump  —  Fox News' Jesse Watters is reportedly taking a vacation, one day after making what was seen as suggestive remarks about Ivanka Trump.  —  CNN's Brian Stelter and the CNNMoney Media team reported Wednesday …
You Stupid Asshole

The Fire Next Time

We're Like Rats In A Cage

Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Burnin' and Lootin'"
For first time, more L.A. residents believe
new riots likely, new poll finds
25 yrs. ago I sort of had reasons to continue existence, so I opted not to shoot loot & wail; next time around I may be too old to capitalize on events, but I certainly won't have any reason to keep living. (If you can even call this current existence living.)

A matter of time until a Trump-inspired thug from I.C.E. kills someone in cold blood & gets away w/ it. Then we'll see a social media-coördinated uprising. Which, I hope, will be more effective than previous revolts, & result in a much higher body count. Along the lines of "Cop car surrounded at ... Go get 'em!!" Can't wait, really.

Whose Poll Results Suck Bigly?

You only get one guess. (Not that you'd need more.)
Trump graciously indicates where to take your shot, as well as indicating exactly where all our problems start.

CNN/ORC Poll: At 100 days, Trump approval rating shows
no sign of growth

Overall, 44% say they approve of Trump's handling of the presidency, 54% disapprove. That's about the same as in each of the two previous CNN/ORC polls taken after his inauguration. That 44% marker puts Trump last among approval ratings for newly-elected presidents at the 100-day point since modern polling began, a trendline that runs back to Dwight Eisenhower. Trump is last by a significant margin, trailing Bill Clinton's previous low by 11 points.

The poll finds declining ratings for Trump's handling of two issues that have been top priorities since he took office -- health care and immigration. About 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of Trump's handling of each of those issues, and both have tilted more negative since early March.


Most say he hasn't paid enough attention to the nation's most important problems (55%) and that he isn't working hard enough to be effective (51%). They say he's done a poor job of assembling a team of top advisers in the White House (56%) and keeping his campaign promises (52%). Further, 61% say world leaders don't have much respect for him and 52% that his approach has unnecessarily put the country at risk.
Even better, from FOXNews:
Yee haw! Our long national nightmare will be over in just a few short yrs. (Unless someone has the guts & weaponry
to deal w/ the bastard sooner. And hey, make sure to get that Pence bastard while you're at it.)

Nationality Unspecified

SUN 26 APR 1942
Submarine Pickerel (SS-177) damages Japanese hospital ship Takasugo Maru in Manipa Strait, Malay Archipelago, 03°00'S, 127°00'E.

Japanese transport No.2 Nankai Maru is damaged by aircraft (nationality unspecified), Shortland Island.

Destroyer Sturtevant (DD-240) is sunk by mine off Marquesas Key, Florida.

Unarmed U.S. freighter Alcoa Partner is torpedoed by German submarine U-66 approximately 80 miles northeast of Bonaire, N.W.I., at 13°32'N, 67°57'W; the ship's bauxite ore cargo causes the ship to sink before the men on board have time to launch boats. One boat floats free, however, and 25 men gather in it. Nine crewmen and a workaway, however, drown in the wake of the ship's loss. The survivors reach Bonaire the next day.

Nature News & Notes

What the eff is this, why is it halfway up my bathroom wall, & how did it get there?

We Thought They Meant The California Republican Party*

Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative study says

On the other hand, if these "Neanderthals, a little-known group called Denisovans, or another human forerunner named Homo erectus" were here first & were driven to the interior by later arrivals, it may explain Yeti/Bigfoot sightings. Or not.
Researchers say a site in Southern California shows evidence of humanlike behavior from about 130,000 years ago, when bones and teeth of an elephantlike mastodon were evidently smashed with rocks.

The earlier date means the bone-smashers were not necessarily members of our own species, Homo sapiens.
Whaddya mean "our own", humanoid? I'm sure as hell not one of you.
Whoever they were, they could have arrived by land or sea. They might have come from Asia via the Beringea land bridge that used to connect Siberia to Alaska, or maybe come across by watercraft along the Beringea coast or across open water to North America, before turning southward to California, Holen said in a telephone interview.
[The AP]

*California Republicans:
In 1991, his first year as Governor, Mr. Wilson found his programs opposed most vigorously by a hard core of Republican conservatives in the state Assembly who are known cheerfully around the capital as the cavemen. When he called on the Legislature to raise taxes to help erase a staggering $14.3 billion budget gap, the cavemen howled.
UP-DATE: LAist beat us by 11 mins., but there are other links there if you care.

More (Not Monsanto) Round-Up

If you haven't looked already, thar she blows!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


SAT 25 APR 1942
Submarine Spearfish (SS-190) torpedoes Japanese army transport Toba Maru off northwestern Luzon, 17°01'N, 120°15'E.

Norwegian motor vessel Gallia rescues one merchant sailor and five of the 10-man Armed Guard from U.S. freighter Otho, sunk by German submarine U-754 on 3 April. All told, 23 of the 36-man merchant complement, four of the 10-man Armed Guard and four of seven passengers perish.

Swedish motor vessel Astri rescues 15 survivors from U.S. freighter Lammont Du Pont, torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-125 on 23 April (see 16 May). These men are subsequently transferred to light cruiser Omaha (CL-4).

High-Tech Chumps Chumped
In War On Privacy

Don't buy wireless headphones if you value your privacy.

Bose Headphones Spy On Users, Lawsuit Claims: Here's What You Should Know

As a matter of fact, don't buy anything, suckers; it only encourages them to fuck you over even more.

"'I Spent The Night In Jail,
At The Wilcox Hotel"

Study guide to the item just below.

Stab Harder Next Time, Loser!

Last month in economic justice:
A man was in custody Monday after stabbing his landlord with a fork and barricading himself into his Hollywood apartment, authorities said.

The incident began about 2:25 p.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of Wilcox Avenue, said Lt. B. of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Station.

The suspect ran inside his apartment when officers arrived and initially refused to come out, McGuyre said. Police surrounded the apartment and the suspect surrendered at 6:15 p.m., he said.

The man was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, McGuyre said. His name was not immediately released.

The landlord suffered minor puncture wounds, McGuyre said.

—City News Service
Irony: The L.A.P.D.'s Hollywood Division ("The Wilcox Hotel") is located on the same block of Wilcox Ave. where the tenant attempted to stop his exploitation.

Room For One More?

What "empowerment" means: SLAVE LABOR!!
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Workers endured long hours, low pay at Chinese factory used by Ivanka Trump's clothing-maker  —  Workers at a factory in China used by the company that makes clothing for Ivanka Trump's fashion line and other brands worked nearly 60 hours a week to earn wages of little more than $62 a week, according to a factory audit released Monday.

The Schaden Freudes Itself, Bigly!

Can you spot the "fake news" items here?
Annie Karni / Politico:
Ivanka Trump gets booed, hissed at during Berlin event  —  BERLIN — Ivanka Trump arrived in Berlin on Tuesday morning armed with facts and figures to recite at what was expected to be a highbrow international summit to discuss women's entrepreneurship, alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
German crowd hisses, boos at Ivanka when she defends her dad  —  (CNN)Ivanka Trump defended her father at a women's panel in Berlin Tuesday after attendees hissed and booed when she attempted to champion her father's commitment to women's issues.  —  The event opened with the first daughter explaining her role in the White House.
 Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Ivanka Trump booed at women's panel in Germany  —  Ivanka Trump faced a tough audience Tuesday after calling her father a “tremendous champion of supporting families” during a women's panel in Germany.  —  The first daughter spoke about about her father's attitude toward women …
Sad, if not absolutely pathetic.

Round-Up Part II


And if I haven't typed it yet, a big thank you to the estimable tengrain of Mock Paper Scissors for figuring I probably couldn't do too much harm w/ it, & suggesting me to Crooks & Liars.

Monday, April 24, 2017

That's It?

FRI 24 APR 1942
Submarine Trout (SS-202) torpedoes Japanese merchant transport Tachibana Maru, Susami Kii, 33°31'N, 135°29'E.


Sticker from today's Armenian Genocide Demonstration.

This Could Solve Many
Of Our Problems

"This" being a gigantic gawddamn explosion in the "People's House" when the sick fucks ruining everything are inside.
Patricia Zengerle / Reuters:
Entire U.S. Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing  —  Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea, senior Senate aides said on Monday.  —  All 100 senators have been asked …
P.S.: Senate staffers suspect it's a Trumpy attempt at a First 100 Days photo-op. Kee-rist, what an ASSHOLE!