Thursday, May 31, 2018

Bouffant Demands White House
Cancel Trump's Shitshow

White House Demands TBS Cancel Samantha Bee's Show

May Ends In Oops!

MON 31 MAY 1943
Light cruisers Milwaukee (CL-5) and Omaha (CL-4) are damaged in collision off the coast of Brazil.

Trump: Don't Call My "Piece Of Ass" Daughter What She Really Is

Nagonna arse myself or yourself w/ links. You all know all the shit that's come from his foul mouth.

Language notes & gender essentialism: Men who act awfully are assholes/pricks, women who do so are bitches/cunts. Simple, innit? Write it down somewhere if you can't keep it straight. And remember, sticks & stones, you fucking scum/douchebags.

LATER (2000PDT):
 Jacqueline Thomsen / The Hill: 
Chelsea Clinton resurfaces Trump meeting with Ted Nugent, who once called Hillary C-word

America Eating Its Young (Again)

 Alex / Vox: 
The record-low birthrate offers yet another sign that millennials are economically screwed
This is a very very good thing: The fewer sub-humanoids the better, espcially when it comes to American sub-humanoids. Trump's trade war will no doubt worsen the economy, also a good thing.

I've been telling you breeder scum to knock it the hell off for yrs. & yrs. & yrs. Now you have to listen.

And what's w/ this "The right to raise a family without going broke" moron? There's no such right anywhere (nor should there be). Soon enough there will no "rights" for anyone who isn't a millionaire; climb off your high horse, breeder fool.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

L.A.: You Can Sleep On The Street,
But You Can't Sleep In Your Car

Try to follow the rationale of shitheaded L.A. City Councilmember Mike Bonin:
It was illegal for decades to live in a vehicle in the city until a 2014 federal court ruling struck down the ban. The City Council then drafted a law that made it illegal to live in a vehicle in residential neighborhoods or near sensitive locations such as parks and schools.

Councilman Mike Bonin, whose district includes Venice where a high number of homeless people live, expressed frustration at the “essentially unenforceable” law but said he supported its extension.

“This is just an incredibly frustrating and really stupid situation. It’s through the looking glass. It’s a policy designed by the Mad Hatter,” Bonin said.

Bonin said problems with the law include the difficulty for police to prove that someone is living in their vehicle. He also said vehicle dwelling should be preferable to sleeping on the sidewalk — which is legal to do overnight.
"Duh, it's a stupid unenforceable law but I'm votin' for it anyhoo. Herp derp." Fuck you, Mike.
The Homelessness and Poverty Committee ignored the pleas of some homeless advocates who asked the city to allow the law to expire because they believed it unnecessarily criminalizes homelessness, but the panel asked for a number of reports from city departments aimed at improving the law, including recommendations from the police department.

“It seems especially punitive to criminalize people sleeping in their cars during nighttime hours when outdoor sleeping is actually allowed,” Dawn Hicks of Venice Community Housing told the committee.
Oh, yeah, let's have recommendations from the police who are nothing but thugs looking for every chance they can get to brutalize & terrorize anyone w/o money or power.

Meanwhile, in other atrocities against the very least of you, enabled by bureaucratic bullshit:

It took more than a decade to open public bathrooms on skid row. After three months, they're already gone

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's unveiling of the first new public bathrooms on skid row in more than a decade was seen as a possible turning point for the homeless enclave, which remains mired in misery even as downtown development closes in around it.

But after more than three months of operation, the trailers with toilets and showers shut down in late March for a planned expansion and now are gone. Across town, bathroom access for Venice's homeless people is hung up over approvals from other agencies.
Also from said shitheaded mayor of L.A.:

Garcetti Signs Order Fastracking Homeless Shelters

How 'bout fast-tracking those toilets & showers, jerk?

Mayor Hypocrite is the son of a former two-term L.A. County D.A. Guess he still has Daddy's persecution complex. You know, where he's compelled to persecute the poor & powerless. I urge every American not to vote for this useless shitheel when he tries to run for president in 2020. Or any time thereafter.

Over On Attu

SUN 30 MAY 1943
Organized Japanese resistance ends on Attu, Aleutians.

Submarine Saury (SS-189) attacks Japanese convoy, sinking merchant cargo ship Hakozaki Maru and army cargo ship Takamisan Maru about 150 miles east-southeast of Shanghai, China, 30°07'N, 124°32'E.

Submarine Steelhead (SS-280) lays mines off Erimo Zaki, Japan.

German submarine U-126 torpedoes U.S. freighter Flora McDonald off the west coast of Africa, 07°20'N, 13°15'W; escorting trawler HMS Fandango rescues Flora McDonald's survivors and proceeds to Freetown, Sierra Leone. British tug HMS Zwarte Zee, escorted by British sloop HMS Milford and corvettes HMS Woodruff and HMS Tamarisk, proceed to the blazing freighter's assistance.

Tank landing craft LCT-28 is sunk by mine, Mediterranean Sea.

Sorry, You Two-Eyed Cretins

 Arwa Mahdawi / The Guardian:
Wearing glasses may really mean you're smarter, major study finds  —  It's not just a pop culture trope - a University of Edinburgh study has found intelligent people are 30% more likely to have genes related to poor eyesight  —  If you wear glasses I've got some good news: you may well be smarter than the average person.
There've been other studies that indicate the same thing, one of them made by the Israeli Army some time ago, if memory serves (& of course an intelligent person's memory serves better than yours, dimbulbs) 'though I don't believe any of them went to a genetic level.

Another Landlord On The List

Someone's $4 million gated home in the Pacific Palisades needs to be burned to the ground, preferably w/ this sow, one Lisa Ehrlich, inside.
Art used for demonstrations by rent strikers
Grim details about another damn parasite attorney fucking people who work for a living.

A Glimpse Into The Future

Quite possibly our future in these United Snakes, too.

Nicaraguan security services fire indiscriminately into crowds of protesters, killing dozens

Nicaragua is waging a "shoot to kill" campaign to crush protests.

 The Guardian:
Brazil faces calls for return to military dictatorship amid truckers' strike  —  Days into shutdown that began over fuel prices, some protesters call for military intervention ‘to put the house in order’  —  Sam Cowie in São Paulo and Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
Why wait? Let's burn everything to the ground right fucking now, before the gov't. murders us anyway!

"We Can Shoot You": Threat,

The Mothers Of Invention
And we will, too.

Likely targets: People who won't get the hell out of our way or look at us cross-eyed.

Made Me L.O.L.

And not much (beyond the suffering/stupidity of others, of course) amuses me these days.

[More incompetence. Via.]

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Sub Chasing

SAT 29 MAY 1943
Submarine chaser SC-669 sinks Japanese submarine I-178 30 miles west of Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 15°35'S, 166°17'E.

Submarine Gar (SS-206) sinks Japanese gunboat Aso Maru southeast of Cayagan, Sulu Sea, 09°09'N, 121°50'E.

Submarine Scamp (SS-277) sinks Japanese seaplane carrier Kamikawa Maru north of Kavieng, New Ireland, 01°36'S, 150°24'E, and survives attacks by one of the submarine chasers escorting her, Ch 12 or Ch 37.

Submarine Tambor (SS-198) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship Eisho Maru (ex-Panamanian Folozu) in South China Sea about 60 miles southeast of Hainan Island, 17°30'N, 110°55'E.

Submarine Tinosa (SS-283) unsuccessfully attacks Japanese cargo vessel Shinto Maru, 32°00'N, 131°51'E .

Adults Are Sick Fucks

Funkadelic - "America Eats Its Young"
When will it sink in that any "adult" who likes working w/ or teaching children is actually a potential child-rapist? Yes, that means you, Boy Scout leader, & you, "youth" pastor, & you, coach of children's sports. Sick, sick sick!!!

No actual adult has the slightest interest in children other than their own. And many of those adults don't actually give a shit about their own children either, as evidenced when they hand them over to sick fucks like this "coach".
 Sarah Maslin Nir / New York Times:
The Equestrian Coach Who Minted Olympians, and Left a Trail of Child Molestation

Local Action: For Whom NOT To Vote Next Tues.

Not Antonio Villaraigosa, not Marshall Tuck. Follow the money, & fuck these two corporate whores.

The Charter School Money-Machine for Antonio Villaraigosa and Marshall Tuck Is Terrible To Behold

Monday, May 28, 2018

Submarine Warfare Continues

FRI 28 MAY 1943
Submarine S-41 (SS-146) sinks Japanese merchant barkentine/cargo ship Asuka Maru off Paramushiro, Kuriles, 50°38'N, 155°15'E.

Submarine Saury (SS-189) torpedoes and sinks Japanese fleet tanker Akatsuki Maru about 90 miles northwest of Okinawa, 27°32'N, 126°08'E. Although early in the battle Akatsuki Maru responds to the submarine's attack with depth charges and gunfire, and later claims to have sunk her assailant, her efforts at self-defense prove unavailing and Saury emerges the victor in the encounter.

Submarine Trigger (SS-237) damages Japanese merchant tanker Koshin Maru off Irosaki, Japan, 34°33'N, 138°50'E.

German submarine U-177 attacks convoy CD 20 and torpedoes and sinks U.S. freighter Agwimonte, 34°57'S, 19°33'E; there are no casualties among the 46-man merchant complement or 23-man Armed Guard, and South African Navy whaler Vereeniging rescues most of Agwimonte's crew. An army crash boat rescues the remainder of the men the next day.

More Memorial Day Ugliness

Radical Islamic Terrorist Muslim Asshole Backs Trump

Nation of Islam, or Nation of Sheep?
 Thomas Lifson / American Thinker:
Louis Farrakhan: ‘Mr. Trump is destroying every enemy that was an enemy of our rise’  —  Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam movement, appears to have changed his opinion of Donald Trump since two years ago, when he warned black Americans: “If Donald Trump becomes president, he will take America into the abyss of hell.”
Note to Fuckhead Farrakhan:
Malcolm X - "No Sell Out"

Economic Terrorism Will Continue

Fuck you if you work for a living, sucker, sez corporate America:
 Steve LeVine / Axios:
Forget about broad-based pay hikes, executives say  —  Very few Americans have enjoyed steadily rising pay beyond inflation over the last couple of decades, a shift from prior years in which the working and middle classes enjoyed broad-based wage gains as the economy expanded.
They come right out & tell you, but you fucking job-holding losers just bend over & spread wider. Every last one of you deserves what you get, good & hard. Enjoy your new American lives under a freeway, chump-ass suckers.


Botox Tragedy?

I stand corrected. Lumpy did show at Arlington. Didn't make any news because it's all bullshit & no one fucking cares.

Bovine Briefing

Say, anything up in the world of cattle? You betcher ass!
As if a public health danger comes down to "Whether Farmers Like It Or Not". Fuck you, Daily Scum.

D For The Dead

On this Memorial Day (Observed) I would like to remind all you American meatheads that the point is not to die for your country, the point is to make some other bastard die for his country. Why, then, do we honor the dead losers?

(As I typed some dumb bunny on the telly mumbled something about today being for honoring those who serve/have served. Wrong wrong wrong!!! Veterans Day is for those who served, Memorial Day is for the loser chumps who died!)
Oh, right, this is a death-worshipping nation of sheep & shitheads that want (& deserve) to die. Fuck you all (w/ a splintered broomstick) & fuck everything to hell!!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

U.S.S. Runner Departs Midway,
"... is never heard from again."

THU 27 MAY 1943
Submarine Finback (SS-230) sinks Japanese army cargo ship Kochi Maru about 75 miles northwest of Palau, 08°23'N, 134°06'E.

Submarine Runner (SS-275) departs Midway for her third war patrol. She is never heard from again.

Naval Station, Coco Solo, Canal Zone, is established.

German submarine U-154 attacks Brazil-to-Trinidad convoy BT 14 at 03°56'S, 36°43'W, torpedoing three U.S. merchantmen: motor tanker Florida, freighter Cardinal Gibbons, and freighter John Worthington. Submarine chaser PC-592 rescues Florida's crew (there are no casualties among the 52-man merchant complement or the 27-man Armed Guard); gunboat Saucy (PG-65) takes the seriously damaged tanker in tow and takes her to Fortaleza, Brazil. Salvage vessel Crusader (ARS-2) subsequently tows Florida to Puerto Rico for repairs.
On this day in 1943, a B-24 carrying U.S. airman and former Olympic runner Louis “Louie” Zamperini crashes into the Pacific Ocean. After surviving the crash, Zamperini floated on a raft in shark-infested waters for more than a month before being picked up by the Japanese and spending the next two years in a series of brutal prison camps. His story of survival was featured in the 2010 best-selling book “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand.
[The rest of the story.]

Trump Doesn't Appear To Have Any Idea What He's Saying Or Doing

 Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Trump Falsely Says Times Made Up Source in Report on Korea Summit Meeting  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump falsely accused The New York Times on Saturday of making up a source in an article about North Korea, even though the source was in fact a senior White House official speaking …
 Associated Press:
Trump's ‘phony’ source turns out to be White House official  —  President Donald Trump accused The New York Times on Saturday of inventing a source for a story who, in fact, was a White House official conducting a briefing for reporters under the condition that the official not be named.
He just opens his fat yap & lies like a four-yr. old who hasn't yet realized that objective (& often recorded) truth exists.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Aleutian Action

WED 26 MAY 1943
Japanese begin evacuation of troops from Kiska to Paramushiro via submarines. Between 26 May and 21 June 1943, 13 boats will be involved in the operation that will eventually extricate 820 men. Three boats will be sunk (see 10, 13, and 22 June 1943) and three (I-2, I-155, and I-157) damaged.

Gunboat Charleston (PG-51) bombards Japanese positions in the Chichagof area, Attu Island, Aleutians, starting numerous fires.

Submarine Pogy (SS-266), in attack on Japanese convoy, sinks merchant cargo ship Tainan Maru off Shioyazaki, Honshu, 37°03'N, 141°09'E.

Submarine Saury (SS-189) attacks Japanese convoy south of Kyushu, sinking transport Kagi Maru some 10 miles north of Amami Oshima Nansei Shoto, 28°49'N, 129°40'E.

Submarine Trout (SS-202) lands men, currency, and equipment on Basilan Island, P.I.

Submarine Whale (SS-239) sinks Japanese gunboat Shoei Maru (transporting men of the Guam Base Detachment) about 17 miles north-northwest of Rota Island, Marianas, 14°17'N, 144°54'E.

Japanese merchant tanker Palembang Maru is damaged by mine (possibly laid by Trout (SS-202) on 7 April 1943) 02°00'N, 109°15'E.

They Won't Let Me Shoot These
Fascist Bastards

Truth & words not nearly as satisfying as truth backed by bullets.

On Beyond Belief

Remember Republicans having fit after free-market fit when that Obama guy bailed out the Chrysler Corporation? An American corporation that hadn't violated sanctions, lied to Federal investigators, yada yada? Now where's the outrage?
President Trump said late Friday he had allowed embattled Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to remain open despite fierce bipartisan opposition on Capitol Hill, defying lawmakers who have warned that the huge technology company should be severely punished for breaking U.S. law.

Trump said on Twitter he was allowing it to “reopen with high-level security guarantees, change of management and board,” a requirement that it must purchase U.S. parts, and a $1.3 billion fine.

Sensing such a move, top Democrats and at least one Republican on Friday said the White House's decision was tantamount to a bailout of a large Chinese company with little benefit for the United States.

The requirement that ZTE purchase U.S. parts could draw criticism on Capitol Hill, as the company relies on U.S. parts to make its products. In fact, it was the Commerce Department’s April penalty that banned ZTE from buying U.S. parts that effectively put it on the brink of closure.

The Obama administration and Trump administration have repeatedly punished ZTE for violating sanctions laws by selling products to Iran and North Korea and then lying to federal investigators.

After Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross imposed the April penalty, Chinese leader Xi Jinping personally appealed to Trump to intervene and allow the company to continue operating, something Trump said he would do as a personal favor.
America first, as promised!!

Added 'bout 0300, from David Atkins at WashMo:
In any previous administration, just one of these dozens of scandals would have been enough to grab endless headlines and lead to impeachment proceedings. The press has been struggling to keep up with the monumental self-dealing involved, but it’s difficult for the public to comprehend the sheer scope of the criminality involved because it seems too coldly nefarious to be believed. People assume that politics is dirty to a certain extent and tolerate it as such, but in this country we’re not used to a single family leveraging the entire apparatus of the state for pure self-enrichment, and openly colluding with multiple hostile powers to do so. So the press reports on all of this as if it was an abnormally dirty but fundamentally legitimate government, and the public is numbed by barrage of stories into a state of collective shock.

But it’s not so much the fault of the public or the press as it is of Trump’s Republican allies. At least until a new Congress is seated in January 2019, there is nothing Democrats can do to hold the Trump family accountable outside of make considerable noise. The levers of accountability are all in Republican hands, and Republican legislators are either afraid of Trump’s base, or actively working with him to strip mine the country.

So the looting continues unabated in the open light of day, there is no depth to which the Trump family will no sink in their amoral greed, and to our collective horror there is no one of moral character with the will or power to stop it.
Woe is us.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Same Lie, Different Day

Yes, two wks. later he's telling the same lies again, this time to the Brigade of Midshipmen at Annapolis.
 Linda Qiu / New York Times:
3 False Claims From Trump's Naval Academy Speech  —  In a commencement speech on Friday, President Trump told Annapolis graduates that the military had received “no money” before him and that troops had just received their first pay raise in 10 years.  —  WHAT WAS SAID … THE FACTS  —  False.
And we see that both Breitbart & ABC are concerned only w/ the inane bullshit.Fucking nation of pin-dicked morons.

P.S.: If the piece of shit South Park clip above takes a wk. to embed, you could look at it here. Maybe.

(Never enjoyed S.P., & grew to despise it after it became ridiculously popular; the clip was practically the first thing returned from an "America is back" search, & admittedly apt, so I decided to go w/ the flow, & look what taking the easy way gets us all: Not a gawd-damn thing!!)

P.P.S.: They must have stopped caring three yrs. ago, when they let the copyright expire.

TRIDENT Conference Ends

TUE 25 MAY 1943
TRIDENT Conference ends. President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill reaffirm earlier decisions to accord first priority to defeating Germany, agree to step up the strategic bombing of Germany and occupied Europe, and to plan the invasion of France to take place on 1 May 1944.

PBY (VP 84) sinks German submarine U-467, 62°25'N, 14°52'W.

USAAF aircraft bomb harbor installations at Messina, sinking Italian torpedo boat Groppo.

Early Getaway?

Pardon our cynicism, you trusting cretins, but a "threat" on the Fri. before a three-day wknd. makes us suspicious.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art was closed Friday while police investigate a threat to the Wilshire Boulevard campus, officials said.

"A threat has been called into LACMA and LAPD is on campus and investigating," the museum tweeted at 11:45 p.m. "In the [sic] abundance of caution we have decided to close the museum for the day."

Los Angeles police could not be reached for comment.

The museum is at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in the Miracle Mile district.
Or perhaps the War On Culture is at last becoming a hot, shooting war.

[L.A. Times]

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Rep. Rohrabacher & The Realtors

Another of Putin's poodles yips & yaps.
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher told a group of Realtors last week that homeowners should be able to refuse to sell their property to gays and lesbians, a statement that cost him the support of a key national Realtor group.

“Every homeowner should be able to make a decision not to sell their home to someone (if) they don’t agree with their lifestyle,” Rohrabacher told an Orange County Association of Realtors delegation at a May 16 meeting in Washington, D.C., according to Wayne Woodyard, a former Orange County Realtor president who was at the event.

On Thursday, Rohrabacher confirmed the accuracy of the sentiment, and added that homeowners should have the right to “choose who they do business with.”

“We’ve drawn a line on racism, but I don’t think we should extend that line,” Rohrabacher said.

“A homeowner should not be required to be in business with someone they think is doing something that is immoral.”

The statement ignited a protest by a Realtor gay-rights group, prompting the National Association of Realtors to withdraw its recommendation that members send campaign contributions to Rohrabacher.

“It was determined that Rep. Rohrabacher will no longer receive support from NAR’s President’s Circle,” an association statement said, referring to its list of recommended candidates. Rohrabacher’s stance, the 1.3-million-member trade group said, is contrary to NAR’s code of ethics, which bans discrimination on the basis of “sexual orientation or gender identity.”

“We certainly hope that Congress will … support the elimination of housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.”

The about-face occurred as the 15-term coastal Orange County Republican is locked in his toughest re-election campaign.

He’s facing 15 challengers, including eight Democrats as well as onetime political ally Scott Baugh, former Orange County GOP chairman.

“It certainly can’t do me any good to have people take me off their endorsement list,” said Rohrabacher, who represents California’s 48th District in coastal Orange County. “It’s sad to see (the association’s) priority is standing in solidarity with making sure a stamp of approval is put on somebody’s private lifestyle.”

Harley Rouda, a Democrat who is challenging Rohrabacher and a son of a former Realtor association president, called Rohrabacher’s statements “outlandish and unacceptable,” saying everyone should have the same rights to buy and sell a home.

“What Dana Rohrabacher fails to understand is discrimination is discrimination,” Rouda said. “It shows how backward his thinking is.”

Previously Rohrabacher had been designated as a “Realtor Champion,” eligible for support from top Realtor donors.

The Realtors Political Action Committee, the trade group’s campaign finance arm, also donated $5,000 to Rohrabacher’s re-election campaign in December and January, campaign finance reports show. Rohrabacher also received donations from numerous agents, real estate developers and Realtor groups.

The backlash occurred after Orange County Realtors met last week with Rohrabacher during NAR’s mid-year lobbying conference in Washington and asked him to support H.R. 1447, among other issues.

The measure expands the Fair Housing Act passed in 1968 to add anti-discrimination protections based on a person’s sexual orientation and gender identity. The existing law already forbids home sellers, landlords and lenders from discrimination based on a person’s race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

Rohrabacher’s remarks sparked outrage among gay and lesbian Realtors after Woodyard posted them on Facebook. The founder of a real estate gay-rights group then wrote to NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall requesting the association revoke its support of Rohrabacher.

“When a supposed champion of the Realtor Party outright states that housing discrimination should be lawful, I hope you agree there should be cause for concern,” wrote Jeff Berger, a Florida agent and founder of the National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals. “Ignoring the congressman’s comments belies the decades of serious work and progress NAR has made in the area of fair housing.”

Rohrabacher denied he’s trying to shore up his conservative flank in the face of opposition from Baugh. Indeed, he said, his stance likely will “alienate a certain number of gays who think I’m anti-gay, which isn’t the case.”

Rohrabacher added he vehemently opposes housing discrimination based on race, religion or a person’s sex.

But, he said, “there are some fundamentalist Christians who do not approve of their lifestyle. I support their rights.” He also said he believes the Realtor association’s stance is “way out of sync” with its own industry.

Rohrabacher distinguished race-based discrimination from choosing not to do business with someone because of their lifestyle or political beliefs.

Homeowners, for example, shouldn’t be allowed to deny a sale to an interracial couple, he said.

But Democrats or Republicans should be able to refuse a home sale to people with opposing political views.

Would Rohrabacher, who uses a medical marijuana cream to ease his arthritis and supports relaxed penalties for cannabis use, be OK if a home seller refused to do business with him based on that lifestyle choice?

“Yes,” Rohrabacher said. “Absolutely.”
Even parasites like "Realtors" are smarter about which side of their bread is buttered. Vote his ass out, 48th District!

Tired-Of-Living Thurs.

In glorious monochrome.
Sick & tired.
If you can even call this being alive.

I assume a sad perversion of the "survival instinct" is what keeps the chumps in denial about the grim reality surrounding them & prevents them from mass suicide.

No U.S. Naval War 75 Yrs. Ago Today

Things picked up the next day.

"Maybe You Shouldn't Be ..."

 New York Times:
The N.F.L. Kneels to Trump  —  The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher.  It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.  —  The owners of the National Football League have concluded, with President Trump, that true patriotism …
Another Committee classic, as true today as it was 50 yrs. ago.All our efforts are Sisyphean, & there is no hope.

Ha Ha Ha!

Fuck. You.
Chump-ass loser. Can't wait for the nukes to start dropping.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

I Believe The Correct Term For Pence Is "Vent Figure", Not "Dummy"

 Jonathan Cheng / Wall Street Journal:
North Korea Threatens to Call Off Summit, Calls Pence a ‘Political Dummy’  —  Trump-Kim Jong Un summit planned for June 12 in Singapore  —  North Korea's senior envoy for U.S. affairs renewed a threat to call off a planned summit with President Donald Trump and warned that Pyongyang could …
 Washington Post:
North Korea says it will reconsider summit with Trump ‘if the U.S. continues with its evil acts’  —  By Washington Post Staff May 23 at 8:19 PM  —  The statement, issued by Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui, took particular aim at Vice President Pence for his “unbridled and impudent remarks that North Korea might end like Libya.”
Howzat Nobel Prize thing workin' out for ya, Brainiac?
The Captain -- "Got To Change (Your Evil Ways)"
Further sound advice:
Johnny Clarke - "Play Fool Fe Get Wise"

Rocket Attack!

SUN 23 MAY 1943
Motor torpedo boat tender Niagara (AGP-1) is damaged by horizontal bomber while en route from Tulagi to New Guinea, and scuttled by motor torpedo boat PT-147, 11°00'S, 163°00'E.

Motor torpedo boats PT-165 and PT-173 are lost on board U.S. tanker Stanvac Manila when Japanese submarine I-17 torpedoes the tanker (which is transporting the boats) 100 miles south of Nouméa, New Caledonia, 23°45'S, 166°30'E.

British Swordfish from escort carrier HMS Archer sink German submarine U-752 in the North Atlantic with rocket projectiles; she is the first U-boat sunk by those weapons during World War II.

Middle Of The Road

Entirely uninterested in NYT items like this (doubtlessly ends in typical Timesian mealy-mouthed equivalence)
but it reminded me of the Albert Brooks cut below.
 David Adler / New York Times:
Centrists Are the Most Hostile to Democracy, Not Extremists  —  The warning signs are flashing red: Democracy is under threat.  Across Europe and North America, candidates are more authoritarian, party systems are more volatile, and citizens are more hostile to the norms and institutions of liberal democracy.
Eckshully, not completely mealy-mouthed, & has an interesting conclusion about middle-class moderate sheep.
(Charts n' graphs too, if you're of that ilk.)

What Does It Mean?

Across Europe and North America, support for democracy is in decline. To explain this trend, conventional wisdom points to the political extremes. Both the far left and the far right are, according to this view, willing to ride roughshod over democratic institutions to achieve radical change. Moderates, by contrast, are assumed to defend liberal democracy, its principles and institutions.

The numbers indicate that this isn’t the case. As Western democracies descend into dysfunction, no group is immune to the allure of authoritarianism — least of all centrists, who seem to prefer strong and efficient government over messy democratic politics.

Strongmen in the developing world have historically found support in the center: From Brazil and Argentina to Singapore and Indonesia, middle-class moderates have encouraged authoritarian transitions to bring stability and deliver growth.
Could the same thing happen in mature democracies like Britain, France and the United States?
You bet it could. Wrapped in the flag & carrying the cross, to coin a phrase.

Avoid the middle of the road, politically & otherwise.

Wednesday Wish List

What I could do w/ 32 40mm. HE grenades (& a Mk 19 automatic grenade launcher to launch them) & an M-240.
His firing comes after airmen with the 91st lost a box of 32 40mm high-explosive MK 19 grenades May 1, which fell out of the back of a Humvee. After a quick, unsuccessful search, officials offered a $5,000 reward to anyone who may have picked up the box in Mountrail County. Days later, the 91st discovered it also was missing an M240 machine gun.
[Air Force Commander Fired After Grenades, Machine Gun Go Missing]