Monday, September 30, 2019

Mediocrity McCarthy

Fuck you Kev, you Bakersfield bozo.


"Spittle-Flecked Tweets"

Trump ‘even more unhinged than usual’ as impeachment heats up, Democrats warn

President passed along civil war threat, said House chairman should be arrested and continued peddling ‘debunked’ Biden conspiracy theories

[Great Orange Shaitan/Roll Call]

"Certain People" Evacuated

SAT 30 SEP 1944
Submarine Nautilus (SS-168) lands supplies and evacuates certain people from near Libertad, Panay, P.I.

During Japanese air raid on U.S. shipping off Morotai, freighter Carl G. Barth is damaged by strafing; although 6 of the 118 passengers on board are injured, there are no casualties to either the 52-man merchant complement or the 26-man Armed Guard.

Destroyer escort Fessenden (DE-142) sinks German submarine U-1062 in mid-Atlantic, 11°36'N, 34°44'W.

U.S. motor torpedo boats make two gunnery runs on German explosive boat off San Remo, Italy.

Rust Never Sleeps

Fans of stuff getting blowed up real good & sunk to the bottom of the ocean (or lagoon) might be interested in what's up w/ the wrecks 70+ yrs. later.


The Ticking Time-Bomb of
WWII-era Shipwrecks

Why Do Breeders Breed?

Apparently To Torture & Murder Their Children

Stop reproducing you murdering thugs!

Improving Twitter Discourse

Knock It The Fuck Off, NYT

Gabriel Snyder / Columbia Journalism Review:
Publishing opinions from a handful of voters as if they represent the public mood is of little value to readers and is a habit the NYT and others should retire

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Semi-Friendly Fire

FRI 29 SEP 1944
Submarine Narwhal (SS-167) evacuates 81 Allied POWs who had survived the loss of Japanese transport Shinyo Maru (sunk by submarine Paddle (SS-263) on 7 September) from Sindangan Bay, Mindanao.

Submarine Skate (SS-305) sinks Japanese auxiliary minesweeper Hoei Maru and army cargo ship Ekisan Maru off Yoron Jima, 27°14'N, 128°25'E.

Japanese guardboat Riki Maru is sunk by mine off Kota Bharu, Malaya.

PB4Ys (VP 107) sink German submarine U-863, South Atlantic, 10°45'S, 25°30'W.

U.S. freighter Edward H. Crockett, while proceeding from Archangel to Scotland in convoy RA 60, is torpedoed by German submarine U-310 at 73°00'N, 24°32'E; irreparably damaged, the freighter is scuttled by gunfire from a British destroyer. While there are no casualties to the 27-man Armed Guard, one of the 41-man merchant complement perishes in the explosion of the first torpedo.

Motor torpedo boat PT-310 is mistakenly strafed by RAF Beaufighter off southern France.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Ngesebus & Kongaruru Occupied

THU 28 SEP 1944
Marines (3d Battalion, 5th Marines and Company "G" 2d Battalion, 5th Marines) occupy Ngesebus and Kongaruru Islands in the Palaus, covered by naval aircraft and gunfire.
Submarine Bonefish (SS-223) sinks Japanese merchant tanker Anjo Maru in South China Sea, 13°10'N, 120°08'E.

PBYs sink Japanese merchant cargo ship Tone Maru in Makassar Straits.

USAAF B-25s sink small Japanese cargo vessel Keishin Maru off Ceram.

The Wisdom Of Solomon

The Trump-friendly scribe and his Biden-Ukraine conspiracies were cited multiple times in the whistleblower memo. Many of his co-workers are ashamed to be associated with him.
This clown Solomon's paranoid rantings began appearing in memeorandum a while ago*; I couldn't believe a previously vaguely respectable outlet would let such lunacy appear un-ironically; now the claptrap he's been finding in the fever swamp of nutjob conspiracies possibly inspired by SovietRussian propaganda & disinformation has come up in Pres. Lumpy's shakedown efforts.

[WaPo, expanded upon in The Daily Bleat.]
*No exact  idea; retirement is a timeless blur.

Daily Dose

Penultimate gasp:
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Traditional Two Times

The classic solitary walker against an urban background.

Read 'Em & Sleep

Mike's Blog Round Up

Friday, September 27, 2019

Friday Freak Out

Country Joe & The Fish "Bass Strings"

Recorded June 1966
Slicked-up high-dollar no-harmonica record company production, released May 1967.
Heard people on the radio yapping about Woodstock on its 50th anniv. last month. An ignernt (or dyslexic) forty-nothing twice referred to the group as "Joe & The Country Fish".

Bonus Track

Drone Ops Commence

WED 27 SEP 1944
Special Air Task Force (STAG 1) (Commander Robert F. Jones) commences operations with TDR-1 drones (controlled from converted TBM-1c aircraft) against Japanese targets in the southwest Pacific. Four TDRs are launched against beached Japanese freighter used as antiaircraft emplacement off Kahili airstrip, Bougainville. Two drones hit the ship, one crashes just short (bomb does not explode) and one is lost en route.

Submarine Apogon (SS-308) sinks Japanese cargo ship Hachirogata Maru in Sea of Okhotsk off Shimushir Island, 46°32'N, 146°48'E.

Submarine Bonefish (SS-223) damages Japanese oiler Kamoi 240 miles southwest of Manila, 13°48'N, 148°38'E.

Submarines Flasher (SS-249) and Lapon (SS-260) attack Japanese convoy in South China Sea west of Luzon; Flasher sinks army transport Ural Maru and damages merchant tanker Tachibana Maru 15°45'N, 117°20'E; Lapon sinks merchant tanker Hokki Maru, 15°50'N, 117°41'E.

Submarines Narwhal (SS-167) and Stingray (SS-186) land supplies on north coast of Mindanao and east coast of Luzon, respectively.

Submarine Plaice (SS-390) sinks Japanese Coast Defense Vessel No.10, 100 miles north-northwest of Amami Ōshima, 29°26'N, 128°50'E.

Submarine Searaven (SS-196) damages Japanese destroyer Momi off Etorofu, Kurils, 45°44'N, 148°41'E.

British submarine HMS Thorough damages Japanese auxiliary sailing vessel No.9 Kashiwa Maru off north coast of Sumatra.

PBY damages Japanese cargo ship Tateishi Maru off Jolo, 06°02'N, 121°29'E; the ship is beached to prevent sinking.

Tank landing craft LCT-823 sinks after running aground off Palau.

Garbage lighter YG-39 sinks off Canal Zone, 10°10'N, 79°51'W.

Motor torpedo boat PT-559, with British motor torpedo boats, attack northbound convoy off Raffallo, Italy.

A Cat Named "Bird"

We called the other feline who let us feed her "Mouse".
Note parental unit in upper-right corner.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Mines Kill Embarked Troops

TUE 26 SEP 1944
Destroyer escort McCoy Reynolds (DE-440) sinks Japanese submarine I-175 northeast of Palaus, 09°14'N, 136°40'E.

Submarine Pargo (SS-264) sinks Japanese minelayer Aotaka off Borneo, 07°00'N, 116°00'E.

Submarine Thresher (SS-200) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship Koetsu Maru in Yellow Sea, 37°13'N, 123°48'E.

U.S. freighter Elihu Thompson is damaged by mines off Noumea, New Caledonia, 22°22'10"S, 166°34'E; fleet tug Apache (ATF-67) rescues survivors, and later beaches the ship to facilitate salvage. Of the 211 troops embarked as passengers, 32 perish in the explosions; there are no casualties among the 42-man merchant complement or the 33-man Armed Guard.

Japanese river gunboat Saga is damaged by mine, Hong Kong.

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today ...

Enjoy while you can.
Abbey Road & Let It Bleed were the soundtrack of this reporter's American in Paris existence in 1969 & 1970.

Try this after YouTube removes the video.
[Stereo Williams waxes. Official version.]

Objet Trouvé

Pick it up, take it to the bunker, scan & it's Art!
Picked up in front of City Fire Station 52. Name, number & eyes w/held to protect the innocent.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Must This Englishman Live
That I Might Die?

Instamatic® Memories

Actually haven't the slightest memory of this.
Doubtless taken around Xmas '67. The tree extending from my head is a nice touch, deliberate or incompetent.
Thanks to whoever took it, probably a parental unit. I hope they're both suffering the torments of hell as I type this.

Mine Laying Irony Abounds

MON 25 SEP 1944
Minelayer Miantonomah (CM-10) is sunk by mine off Le Havre, France, 49°27'N, 00°17'E.

Submarine Barbel (SS-316) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship Bushu Maru off Togara Gunto, 29°46'N, 129°40'E.

Submarine Guardfish (SS-217) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship No.2 Miyakawa Maru in Yellow Sea off Chinnampo, Korea, 38°30'N, 124°06'E.

Submarine Nautilus (SS-168) lands supplies on Cebu.

Submarine Searaven (SS-196) attacks Japanese small craft off southwest tip of Etorofu, Kurils, sinking No.1 Hirota Maru.

Submarine Thresher (SS-200) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship Nissei Maru in Yellow Sea, 37°32'N, 124°33'E.

USAAF B-24s sink German submarines U-565 and U-596, Salamis, Greece.

The Chair

Trump outrageously claims Republicans would get 'electric chair' if they did what he wrongly claims Biden did


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

No, Fuck Your Feelings

Certainly among the Top Ten of the He Seems Nice category.
One can only wonder what the late Dr. Freud of Vienna would have to say about this peculiar obsession.
The Meat King.
[via WhatWouldJackDo]

Samaritan (AH-10) Damaged By Grounding

SUN 24 SEP 1944
As Japanese shipping shifts south from Luzon in the wake of the heavy attacks there over the previous days, TF 38 follows, its planes hitting targets ranging from the Calamian group to the Visayas. Aircraft from three task groups (TG 38.1, TG 38.2, and TG 38.3) from TF 38 (Vice Admiral Marc A. Mitscher) participate. Off Calamian Island in Coron Bay, TF 38 planes sink flying boat support ship Akitsushima, cargo ship Kyokusan Maru and army cargo ship Taiei Maru, and damage ammunition ship Kogyo Maru, army cargo ship Olympia Maru, cargo ships Ekkai Maru and Kasagisan Maru, supply ship Irako, oiler Kamoi and small cargo ship No.11 Shonan Maru, 11°59'N, 120°02'E. South of Mindoro, other Navy carrier aircraft sink torpedo boat Hayabusa, 13°00'N, 122°00'E; minelayer Yaeyama and submarine chaser Ch 32, 12°15'N, 121°00'E. Off Masbate, they sink auxiliary submarine chaser Cha 39 and auxiliary minesweeper Wa 7, 12°18'N, 122°46'E, merchant cargo ship Shinyo Maru, 12°21'N, 123°00'E, and cargo ships No.17 Fukuei Maru and No.2 Koshu Maru, and transport Siberia Maru, 11°54'N, 123°10'E. In Visayan Sea, they sink army cargo ship Chuka Maru and tanker Kenwa Maru, 11°13'N, 123°11'E. In the South China Sea, they sink tanker Okigawa Maru, 14°00'N, 119°00'E.

TF planes also damage supply ship Irako and oiler Kamoi, Coron Bay.

Aircraft also sink Japanese army cargo ship Chuka Maru, 11°11'N, 123°11'E; army cargo ship Olympia Maru 11°58'N, 120°03'E; and merchant cargo ship Shinyo Maru, Manila; cargo ship No.2 Koshu Maru is damaged by aircraft, 11°56'N, 123°08'E.

Hospital ship Samaritan (AH-10) is damaged by grounding on Tauu Island Reef to the northeast of Bougainville.

Submarine Barbero (SS-317) bombards Japanese radar installation on Batag Island off north coast of Samar.

Motor minesweeper YMS-19 is sunk by mine off southeast coast of Angaur, Palaus, 06°53'N, 134°10'E.

Monday, September 23, 2019

The Wages Of Sin Is Death

Zero Tolerance!

Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Bill Weld suggests Trump could face execution over Ukraine phone call
Off w/ his head!
UP-DATE (2347PDT 23/IX/2019): Or, give him the chair, it was his idea!!

Ulithi Atoll Undefended

SAT 23 SEP 1944
TG 33.19 (Rear Admiral William H.P. Blandy) lands 323d Army Regimental Combat Team (81st Division) on undefended Ulithi Atoll, Carolines. Ulithi will supplant Eniwetok as the Pacific Fleet's foremost advanced base in the Pacific theater.
Battleship West Virginia (BB-48) reaches Pearl Harbor and rejoins the Pacific Fleet, marking the completion of the program of salvage and reconstruction of the ships damaged at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.

Submarine Apogon (SS-308) sinks Japanese guardboat No.6 Choyo Maru east of Honshu, 34°57'N, 154°44'E.

Submarine Escolar (SS-294) departs Midway for first war patrol.

German submarine U-859 is sunk by British submarine HMS Trenchant off Penang, Malaya, 05°46'N, 100°04'E.

Navy land-based aircraft sink Japanese auxiliary vessel Toshu Maru off Wowoni, Celebes, 04°23'S, 122°43'E.

PBY sinks cargo ship Heiho Maru in Celebes Sea, 03°40'N, 122°25'E.

Japanese gunboat Nankai and transport Hokkai Maru are damaged by mines (laid by submarine Bowfin on 29 January) off Balikpapan, Borneo, 03°37'S, 116°25'E.

Japanese army cargo ship Kurogane Maru is damaged by aircraft, Manila.

Summer's Almost Absolutely Gone

Equinox 2019: There are two equinoxes and two solstices every year. (Image: GETTY)
Will there be another?
The leaves fall, the sap runs.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Fishery Protection Gunboat

FRI 22 SEP 1944
Aircraft from TF 38 continue to wreak havoc on Japanese shipping in the Philippines: off Cebu, Navy carrier- based planes sink gunboat Onoshi Maru and auxiliary submarine chaser No.16 Yusen Maru, and auxiliary submarine chaser No.7 Shonan Maru off western tip of Luzon. Off San Fernando, Luzon, U.S. Navy carrier planes sink fishery protection gunboat No.1 Suzuya Maru, merchant cargo ship Eishin Maru and merchant tankers No.9 Hammei Maru, No.7 Takasago Maru and No.24 Nanshin Maru; they also damage auxiliary submarine chaser No.2 Suzuya Maru and army cargo ships Taishin Maru (which is run aground to prevent loss) and Ceram Maru.

Rescue tug ATR-1 is stranded on submerged wreck [WHERE].*

Submarine Lapon (SS-260) damages merchant cargo ship Jungen Go 15°22'N, 119°17'E.

Submarine Narwhal (SS-167) lands men and supplies on southwest coast of Mindanao.

Submarine Pargo (SS-264) attacks, unsuccessfully, Japanese cargo vessel Manshu Maru, 08°13'N, 117°02'E; counterattack by destroyer Shiokaze is likewise unsuccessful.

Storeship Yukon (AF-9) is torpedoed by German submarine U-979 about 43 miles west of Reykjavik, Iceland.

*Sic. Really. Apparently she was participating in the invasion of southern France from 15 August to 25 September 1944.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Death From Above

THU 21 SEP 1944
TF 38 (Vice Admiral Marc A. Mitscher) begins strikes on Japanese shipping in Manila and Subic Bays, Clark and Nichols Fields near Manila, and the Cavite Navy Yard. At Manila, planes from TG 38.1, TG 38.2, and TG 38.3 sink destroyer Satsuki, fleet tanker Kyokuto Maru, oilers Sunosaki and Okikawa Maru, tanker No.2 Horai Maru, army cargo ships Norway Maru, Yozan Maru, China Maru and Tsukubusan Maru, merchant tanker Niyo Maru, cargo ships Hioki Maru, Risshun Maru, and Rozan Maru, 14°35'N, 120°55'E; army cargo ships Nansei Maru and Yamabuki Maru, 14°45'N, 120°12'E; army cargo ships Toyofuko Maru, Wakashiro Maru, Eikyu Maru, and Fukuei Maru, cargo ships Amahi Maru, Soerabaja Maru and Yamakaze Maru. Navy carrier-based aircraft also sink Coast Defense Vessel No.5, passenger-cargo ship Hofuku Maru, tanker No.1 Ogura Maru, army cargo ships Surakaruta Maru and Yuki Maru, merchant tanker Shichiyo Maru and cargo vessel Nansei Maru north of Masinloc, 15°25'N, 119°50'E; destroyer Hibiki is damaged by strafing and by collision while attempting to save No.1 Ogura Maru. Planes also damage army cargo vessels Yuki Maru, Tsukubasan Maru, and tankers Horai Maru and No.1 Ogura Maru.

Japanese army cargo ships Nansei Maru, 15°06'N, 119°05'E, and Soerakarta Maru, 15°23'N, 119°50'E, are sunk by aircraft.

Submarine Haddo (SS-255), while lifeguarding for TF 38, sinks Japanese surveying ship Katsuriki 80 miles southwest of Manila, 13°35'N, 119°06'E.

Off north coast of Luzon, Picuda (SS-382) sinks Japanese transport Awaji Maru, 18°43'N, 120°53'E; and Redfish (SS-395) sinks transport Mizuho Maru, 18°37'N, 120°43'E.

Submarine Searaven (SS-196) sinks Kurils-bound Japanesearmy transport Rizan Maru, 49°13'N, 145°30'E.

Submarine Shad (SS-235) sinks Japanese auxiliary minesweeper No.2 Fumi Maru east of Shinto, 34°45'N, 139°40'E.

TU 33.13.1 (Captain Robley W. Clark), consisting initially of light minelayers Montgomery (DM-17) (flagship) and Preble (DM-20), four minesweepers and seven motor minesweepers (YMS), begins minesweeping operations in Ulithi lagoon. These operations will continue daily until 13 October, after which operations will be conducted on the 17th, 27th and 28th.

I Thought Toto Sold Out When They Signed Their First Record Contract


Bill Maher Makes the Case for Joe Biden: He Is ‘Mildly Embarrassing’ But Not ‘Insane’ Like Trump

Never before realized it, but Nat'l. Surrealist Light Peoples Party must be a play on the Nat'l. Socialist White People's Party, formerly George Lincoln Rockwell's American Nazi Party. In the '70s, after Rockwell was assassinated, the N.S.W.P.P. was a guy who sold small swastika stickers from a post office box in El Monte.

[Don't be arsed.]

Three Worst People In The World, Yesterday

They seem nice.
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Candace Owens to Congress: ‘White Supremacy and White Nationalism Are Not a Problem’  —  “Based on the hierarchy of what's impacting minority Americans, if I had to make a list of 100 things, white nationalism would not make the list,” Owens declared on Friday.   House Oversight Joint Subcommittee Hearing on Confronting White Supremacy
Melanie Arter / CNSNews:   Candace Owens: Dems Using White Supremacy Issue to Scare Blacks into Voting for Them
Hank Berrien / Daily Wire:   WATCH: White Liberals Lecture Candace Owens On White Supremacy. She Leaves Them In Tatters.
Dara Sharif / The Root:   Candace Owens Is At It Again, Coming Out Her Black Face to Whitesplain Away the Impact of White Supremacy
Oliver Willis / Shareblue Media:   GOP witness at hearing says white supremacist violence is just a ‘fringe’ issue
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:   Congresswoman Hits Back At Republican For Derailing White Supremacy Hearing With Questions About Chicago Violence

Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
GOP Senate candidate Jason Lewis said Republicans have ‘dual loyalties’ to Israel, ‘Jewish lobby’ controls the party  —  GOP rep. defends prior comments on ‘slut’ women  —  (CNN)Jason Lewis, a Republican running for US Senate in Minnesota, once said Republicans had “dual loyalties” to Israel adding that support for the country was the result of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and a "very strong American Jewish lobby."

Lewis, who also argued that the Israel lobby controlled the Republican Party, said in a February 2013 radio show that many in the party viewed the country as the "51st state." He claimed policymakers in President George W. Bush's administration, including former UN Ambassador John Bolton, were dual citizens of Israel and the United States. (Bolton, who was fired last week by President Donald Trump, is neither Jewish, nor is he a citizen of Israel.)

"You've got a number of dual citizens, by the way, citizens of Israel and citizens of the United States serving in government," Lewis said. "In any other country that might be seen as a problem, but it's not here because of that special relationship."
"John Bolton's a dual citizen for instance of Israel and America," Lewis added later. "There's no question that there are a number in -- during the Bush years -- there were a number of dual citizens, citizens of Israel, citizens of America who were making policy."…

Ben Jacobs / Jewish Insider:   Republican candidate for Senate: GOP controlled by “Jewish lobby”
Colin Kalmbacher / Law & Crime:   Republican Senate Candidate Claimed ‘Jewish Lobby’ Controls GOP
Matt Shuham / Talking Points Memo:   Senate Candidate, Former Rep Lewis Once Said ‘Jewish Lobby’ Controlled GOP
Ramesh Ponnuru / National Review:   What's the Matter with Minnesota?
Taegan Goddard / Political Wire:   Senate Candidate Said GOP Has ‘Dual Loyalties’ to Israel
Tracey McManus / Tampa Bay Times:
Scientology policy enabled years of child sexual abuse, lawsuit says  —  In the third lawsuit filed against the Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige, in three months, a 25-year-old woman alleges she was repeatedly sexually assaulted as a child in Scientology's care …

Friday, September 20, 2019

Fri. F.O.A.D.

Not The Arabian Sea

WED 20 SEP 1944
Arabian Sea [sic]
USAAF B-24 aircraft attack Japanese shipping off Formosa, damaging cargo vessels Asaka Maru, Gokoku Maru, and Shinsho Maru.
Apparently there are two versions of The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in WWII available on the iNternet, & this reporter has been working from the crummier version. Thus we learned it might have been USN PB4Ys doing the damage. In the Pacific.

Lights On In Your Heads, Dipshits!

Lotta yada yada about something called democracy in the Web of Evil (& Ennui) newsfeed recently. (This, for example. A modest proposal. Blame laid. At every level. Robert Reich.)

Here's a gawd-damned clue you fucking chumps: There hasn't been an actual democracy in recorded humanoid history, that is to say, since you mooks took the first step on the road to ruin w/ that agriculture business, which, as well as destroying the planet, leads to the pretension that both land & the humanoids who work it can be "owned".
But go right ahead & pat yourselves on your backs for your phony democracies. Then clutch your pearls & faint when you suddenly wake the fuck up & notice that even the pretense of democracy is gone. Cretins.

It's Friday! Let's Go Crucify Someone!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Same War, Different(?) Day

TUE 19 SEP 1944
Infantry landing craft (gunboat) LCI(G)-459 is sunk by mine off west side of Peleliu reef.

Motor torpedo boat PT-371, damaged by grounding off northwest coast of Halmahera, 02°05'N, 127°51'E, is sunk by demolition charges.

Submarine Bang (SS-385) attacks Japanese shipping off east coast of Formosa, sinking tanker No.2 Toosei Maru and damaging Coast Defense Vessel No.30, 24°54'N, 122°23'E.

Submarine Redfin (SS-395) sinks Japanese fishing vessel Nanko Maru, 05°36'N, 122°16'E.

Submarine Scabbardfish (SS-397) damages Japanese submarine tender Jingei, 80 miles northwest of Okinawa, 27°45'N, 127°00'E.

Submarine Shad (SS-235) sinks coast defense ship Ioshima (ex-Chinese cruiser Ning Hai) 85 miles off Hachijo Jima, 33°40'N, 138°20'E.

Saipan-based USAAF B-24s pound Japanes shipping off Chichi Jima, damaging landing ship T.153 and small cargo vessel Tsukiura Maru.

Once Again, Thanks For Nothing

America Still Eating Its Young

20 yrs. post-Columbine America speaks w/ one voice: "Die you little bastards!"
W/ the school yr. underway, what's the guess on a massacre before Xmas, whether it be yet another student driven mad by the American educational system or a graduated lunatic looking for easy victims who'll be especially shocking to the non-existent American conscience?

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

DJTJ Still Whining About His Unpopularity

What, he typed "dickwad moron" (or "moronic dickwad") in the search box & neither his nor pater's name were the first suggestions?
Allum Bokhari / Breitbart:
Donald Trump Jr Calls Out Instagram for Search Engine ‘Error’  —  The President's son, Donald Trump Jr., has called out Instagram for allegedly removing him and President Trump from search suggestions.  —  In a message on his Instagram account, Don Jr. called out the platform for failing to display his handle or his father’s, despite their huge following on the platform. He also drew attention to tech platforms’ propensity to “shadow-ban,” or covertly suppress conservative accounts.
Wise up already, you stupid jerk; if your own "race horse genetics" sire never loved you, no one else will either. Ever.


MON 18 SEP 1944
Destroyer Case (DD-370) and submarine Sealion (SS-315) rendezvous some 700 miles west of Saipan to transfer medical officer and medical supplies to treat POWs rescued by the submarine on 15 September.

Submarine Flasher (SS-249) sinks Japanese auxiliary gunboat Saigon Maru off Manila Bay, 14°20'N, 120°05'E.

Submarine Pipefish (SS-388) damages Japanese army transport Rokko Maru off coast of Honshu, 32°49'N, 154°22'E.

Submarine Thresher (SS-200) sinks Japanese army cargo ship Gyoku Maru in Yellow Sea, 35°02'N, 124°24'E.

British submarine HMS Tradewind sinks Japanese army cargo ship Junyo Maru off Sumatra, 02°53'S, 101°11'E.

USAAF B-25s damage Japanese auxiliary minesweeper Wa.5, salvage tug Futagami, and coastal/harbor minesweeper Ma 3 at Enderby Island, Carolines.

Destroyer Benson (DD-421) is assigned jammer duties at Toulon; destroyer Livermore (SS-429) is assigned the same task at Marseilles.

Everything & Everyone Trump Touches ...

No one wants Trump cooties, even by proxy.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Is This Appealing?

81st I.D. Invades Anguar

SUN 17 SEP 1944
TG 32.1 (Rear Admiral William H. P. Blandy) lands Army 81st Infantry (less 323d Infantry and reinforced by miscellaneous units) on Angaur, Palaus, supported by carrier-based aircraft and naval gunfire. Airfield facilities on Angaur will be used to support operations against the Philippines.
Submarine Barb (SS-220) sinks Japanese escort carrier Un'yo and tanker Asuza Maru, 220 nautical miles southeast of Hong Kong, 19°08'N, 116°36'E. Barb and Queenfish (SS-393) pick up an additional 32 British and Australian POWs, survivors of the sunken Rakuyo Maru (see 12 and 15 September).

Motor torpedo boat PT-371 is damaged by grounding, N.E.I., 02°05'N, 127°51'E.

USAAF P-40s sink Japanese fishing vessel Hoyo Maru and damage No.5 Kyoei Maru off eastern Ceram.

Japanese merchant cargo ship Shinai Maru is sunk by mine off east coast of Celebes.

Today In S-E-X Crime

Sick Fuck

Tom Porter / Business Insider:
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is the 3rd [sic] Trump administration member linked to Jeffrey Epstein or his circle  — Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was listed on legal documents for a company owned by Jean-Luc Brunel, an associate of the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, The Daily Beast reported this week.

Monday, September 16, 2019


Street-Mezzanine elevator, Wilshire-Western station, Purple Line.

OCTAGON Conference Over

SAT 16 SEP 1944
Second Quebec Conference (OCTAGON) attended by President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Churchill ends. Combined Chiefs of Staff approve Admiral Halsey's recommendation to advance the invasion of Leyte from 20 December to 20 October.

Marine Air Wings, Pacific is redesignated Aircraft, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific (Major General Francis P. Mulcahy, USMC) with headquarters at Ewa, Oahu.

Motor torpedo boat operations begin from Morotai, N.E.I., to maintain patrols, break up the movement of Japanese troops in barges, and prevent seaborne counterattacks from Halmahera. Two Morotai-based boats, PT-489 and PT-363 transit 60 miles of mined waters and then run an 11-mile gauntlet of coast defense batteries to rescue downed F6F pilot from escort carrier Santee (CVE-29) in Wasile Bay, Halmahera; under fire for two and a half hours, both boats receive superficial shrapnel damage in the successful operation that snatches the aviator out of danger. Lieutenant Arthur M. Preston (Commander, MTBRon 33), commanding the operation, will receive the Medal of Honor.

Destroyer Wadleigh (DD-689) is damaged by mine off eastern entrance to Kossol Passage, Palau, 07°51'N, 134°39'E.

U.S. submarines operate against Japanese shipping south of Formosa: Picuda (SS-382) sinks army cargo ship Tokushima Maru in Bashi Channel, 21°27'N, 121°35'E; Redfish (SS-395) sinks fleet tanker No.2 Ogura Maru, 21°24'N, 121°14'E.

Submarine Sea Devil (SS-400) sinks Japanese submarine I-364 off Yokosuka, Japan, 34°30'N, 145°23'E.

Submarine Shad (SS-235) attacks, unsuccessfully, Japanese cargo ship Hakozaki Maru, 34°30'N, 138°25'E. Other Japanese losses include army cargo ship Imaharu Maru, sunk by aircraft, 05°08'N, 121°14'E; and cargo vessel Imaji Maru, sunk by mine, 05°08'N, 115°05'E.

U.S. motor torpedo boats engage German explosive control boat and four drones off Cap Martin.

Salvage vessel Escape (ARS-6) brings damaged U.S. freighter George Ade into Hampton Roads; the ship is repaired and returns to active service.

Every Accusation Is A Confession

Sarah Longwell / NBC News:
Donald Trump claimed the primaries were rigged in 2016.  Now he's the one rigging them.  —  By canceling primaries, the Republican Party leadership is essentially sticking its fingers in its ears and shouting “la la la” to avoid reality.  —  In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump complained …
Chandelis Duster / CNN:
Joe Walsh says Republican Party is a ‘cult’ and will go straight to the voters after canceled primaries
Tristan Justice / The Federalist:   Republican Presidential Candidate Joe Walsh Call [sic] His Own Party A Cult After States Cut Primaries
Madison Summers / IJR:   2020 Trump Challenger Claims the Republican Party Has ‘Become a Cult’ Because of Trump

Drain That Swamp!

Off W/ Her Head!

New York Times:
Elaine Chao Investigated by House Panel for Possible Conflicts  —  WASHINGTON — The House Oversight and Reform Committee asked Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Monday to turn over documents related to communication with her family's shipping company as the panel stepped up an investigation …
Taegan Goddard / Political Wire:   Elaine Chao Investigated for Possible Conflicts
Tanya Snyder / Politico:  House Oversight probing whether Chao improperly helped her family's company
Ursula Perano / Axios:   House panel launches ethics probe into Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao
Are there no laws?

"I'd Like To Dedicate This Show
To The American Deserters."

The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Stockholm, January 1969, allegedly.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

A Modest Proposal: Apocalypse NOW!

Is there the slightest reason the United Snakes shouldn't let these two other shithole countries destroy each other & all the fucking oil they're sitting on? Hell, we shouldn't "let" them, we should encourage them in mutual population reduction.
Trump says US ‘locked and loaded depending on verification’ of attack on Saudi oil field  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Sunday evening tweeted that the US has “reason to believe that we know” who is responsible for an attack on a Saudi Arabian oil field and the country is …
Connor Mannion / Mediaite:   Trump Says U.S. is ‘Locked and Loaded,’ But Will Wait on Saudi Arabia to Confirm Culprit of Attack on Oil Supplier
Juan Cole / Informed Comment:   Trump Awaits orders from Saudis; and Why the Houthis could have Done It
Robert Mackey / The Intercept:   Threatening New War for Oil, Donald Trump Calls His Own Offer of Iran Talks “Fake News”
Taegan Goddard / Political Wire:   Trump Says U.S. ‘Locked and Loaded’ After Attack
Martha Raddatz / ABC News:
Iran fired cruise missiles in attack on Saudi oil facility: Senior US official  —  Iran launched nearly a dozen cruise missiles and over 20 drones from its territory in the attack on a key Saudi oil facility Saturday, a senior Trump administration official told ABC News Sunday.
Kenneth Garger / New York Post:   US ‘locked and loaded’ in wake of Saudi oil field attacks: Trump   Trump says US ‘locked and loaded’ for potential response to Saudi oil attack
Daniel Larison / The American Conservative:   The U.S. Owes Saudi Arabia Nothing
Bradford Betz / Fox News:
Trump: US ‘locked and loaded’ against attackers of Saudi oil facility ‘depending on verification’  —  President Trump on Sunday suggested U.S. investigators had “reason to believe” they knew who launched crippling attacks against a key Saudi oil facility, and vowed that America was “locked and loaded depending on verification.”
Beth Baumann / Townhall:   Trump: America Is ‘Locked And Loaded’ To Deal With Those Who Attacked Saudi Oil Field
Charlie Spiering / Breitbart:   Donald Trump Authorizes Release of Strategic Oil Reserves After Attacks on Saudi Oil
Catherine Garcia / The Week:   Trump says the U.S. is ‘locked and loaded’ following Saudi oil attack
Mayor / One America News Network:   Oil surges, stock futures slip after attack on Saudi facility
Bianca Quilantan / Politico:
Trump says U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ after attack on Saudi oil
Behnam Ben Taleblu / Fox News:   Attack on Saudi oil facility shows Trump was right to pull out of Iran nuke deal
Mayor / One America News Network:   Dollar falls as oil attacks send investors to safety
Close to 40 yrs. on, as sadly fresh as ever. (Awright, maybe the band remnants aren't quite as fresh.)


FRI 15 SEP 1944
1st Marine Division (Reinforced) (Major General William H. Rupertus, USMC) lands on Peleliu, Palaus, in Operation STALEMATE II. Landing is preceded by several days of intensive carrier-based aircraft bombing and ship gunfire bombardment (TG 32.5, Rear Admiral Jesse B. Oldendorf).
TF 77 (Rear Admiral Daniel E. Barbey) lands Army 41st Infantry (Reinforced) (Major General John C. Persons, USA) on Morotai Island, N.E.I., in Operation TRADE WIND; supported by two heavy cruisers, three light cruisers and ten destroyers (TG 77.2) (Rear Admiral Russell S. Berkey) and aircraft from six escort carriers (TG 77.1) (Rear Admiral Thomas L. Sprague), screened by eight destroyer escorts. Airfield facilities built on Morotai will be used in operations to support operations against Japanese positions in the Philippines.

Submarine Guavina (SS-362) sinks Japanese fast transport T.3 off Pagubas, southern Mindanao, 05°35'N, 125°24'E.

Submarines Pampanito (SS-383) and Sealion (SS-315) rescue 73 British and 54 Australian POWs who survived loss of Rakuyo Maru when she was sunk by Sealion on 12 September, about 300 miles west of Cape Bojeador, Luzon. There had been some 1,300 men on board Rakuyo Maru when she was attacked.
Emaciated British and Australian prisoners of war being rescued by Sealion (SS-315) on 15 September 1944.
The POWs had been on board unmarked transports en route from Singapore to Japan when their ships were
sunk by Sealion, Growler (SS-215), and Pampanito (SS-383) 12 September 1944.
(U.S.N. Photograph 80-G-281718, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.)
Submarine Stingray (SS-186) lands men and stores on Majoe Island, Molucca Sea.

USAAF B-24s sink small Makassar-bound Japanese cargo vessels Kirishima Maru and No.6 Keinan Maru off Mongole Island.

RAAF Beaufighters and USAAF A-20s bomb Japanese shipping off southeast coast of Ceram, sinking fishing vessels No.3 Hoyu Maru and No.4 Bonan Maru.

U.S. aircraft sink Japanese guardboats Kaiko Maru and No.1 Kaza Maru, Marshalls.

Salvage vessel Escape (ARS-6) resumes tow of damaged U.S. freighter George Ade toward Chesapeake Bay (see 16 September).

Impeach The Lying Sack of Irish Catholic Crap Already

Off W/ His Head!

That shit Gorsuch too.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

More Storm Damage

THU 14 SEP 1944
TG 38.2 (Rear Admiral Gerald F. Bogan) attacks Japanese shipping and installations on and around Panay and Negros, supported by TG 38.3 (Rear Admiral Frederick C. Sherman); during these operations, Navy carrier-based planes damage motor torpedo boat Gyoraitei No.482 north of Cebu, 11°00'N, 124°00'E. TG 38.1 (Vice Admiral John S. McCain), en route to support Morotai landings, carries out strikes on Japanese installations on Mindanao; during the course of these operations, SB2Cs (VB 2) sink fast transport T.5 in Davao Gulf, 06°10'N, 126°00'E.

Destroyers Farenholt (DD-491), McCalla (DD-488), and Grayson (DD-435), detached from TG 38.1, bombard suspected Japanese radar installation on Cape San Augustin, at mouth of Davao Gulf.

Submarine Pargo (SS-264) lays mines near Natuna Island, South China Sea.

Japanese escort destroyer Yashiro is damaged by mine off Formosa, 22°42'N, 120°12'E.

Coast Guard cutters Bedloe (WPC-128) and Jackson (WPC-142) are sunk by storm off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Coast Guard Lightship No. 73 is sunk by storm, Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts.

Miscellaneous district auxiliary YAG-17 sinks after running aground off Chesapeake Bay, 36°57'N, 76°13'W.

Hurricane-engendered heavy seas cause towline from salvage vessel Escape (ARS-6) to the damaged U.S. freighter George Ade, torpedoed by U-518 on 12 September 1944, to part; the ship anchors to resume the passage toward Hampton Roads the following day (see 15-16 September 1944).

Cruiser-based SOC spots small naval craft off Imperia, Italy, a 300-foot merchantman seven miles to the east, and 14 small craft off Cape Delle Mele; destroyer Ludlow (DD-438), with SOC spot and unopposed by enemy shore battery fire, scores at least twelve direct hits on the vessels off Imperia.


Fox Business host Lou Dobbs signed off his Friday show wishing viewers a “great weekend” and followed up that salutation with a rapturous encomium for President Donald Trump, whom he duly credited with “making such a thing possible for us all.”
Dobbs’ brief benediction came at the end of a show where he had also offered a hagiographic account of his recent visit to the White House, saying “there’s great sunshine beaming throughout the place” and “it’s winner and winning center.”

The Fox Business host has become one of Trump most devoted worshippers, warning that “traitors” to the president were “committing absolute suicide,” condemning Democrats —
“to hell with them” — who have refused [sic] with him, and cursing as “damned idiots”
any of the president’s disciples who don’t demonstrate sufficient faith in his agenda.
Fuck you, Lou. The only sunshine involved is what's being blown up your lard ass, you demented pig.