Friday, December 31, 2021
Cities On Flame?
Yr. In Review Award
The Bouffie, 2021Every yr. is worse than the previous. Co-host Phil (literally calling from Hell) Spector joins us in inviting 2021 to
Fuck Off & Die, already.
|Died 16 Jan 2021.|
When Did The Swedes Take Over The Construction Equipment Industry?
|Remember steam rollers?|
Yr.-End Wrap-Up (From 60 Yrs. Ago)
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Stop Killing Us!!
Disarm The Pigs
Maybe the LAPD could try not hiring thug veterans who spent their time in the military murdering foreign civilians & think they're still in a war zone even when they've returned to these United Snakes.The killing of Valentina Orellana-Peralta, a 14-year-old who died in her mother’s arms after police shot her in a department store dressing room, has sparked outrage and renewed scrutiny of the Los Angeles police department.
Yet her death was just one of five killings by LAPD in a nine-day period this month, marking a brutal end to a year that has seen repeated scandals inside one of America’s largest police departments.
This year, the LAPD killed more than double the number of civilians than in 2020. And while it’s unclear what’s driving the increase, activists argue that LAPD officers have been emboldened to use lethal force in careless and unwarranted ways after seeing their colleagues face little, if any, repercussions.
“The tactic is shooting first and asking questions later,” said Jose Barrera, California director for the League of United Latin American Citizens.
Birthdays Of The Deceased: Bo Diddley
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
The Real Story Behind The Latest Police Killing
North Hollywood Area OIS 12/23/21 (NRF065-21)
They Seem Nice
Today's Nut W/ A Gun, Jacked Up On Red Bull® & Headed To Washington, D.C. To "Fight Evil Demons"
I suppose by reprinting the entire item we're violating someone's copyright. Good luck w/ the paywall.A California man was arrested last week in Iowa after telling police he was driving straight to the White House “to kill persons in power” and was found with an assault rifle and body armor, according to federal court records.
Kuachua Brillion Xiong, 25, of Merced was pulled over for driving aggressively on Interstate 80 in Cass County, Iowa, on Dec. 21. He had an AR-15-type rifle, ammunition and a grappling hook, among other items, authorities said.
He told a sheriff’s deputy that he disapproved of the government and President Biden and that he was traveling to Washington, D.C. He was carrying a “hit list” of targets saved from TikTok videos, according to a six-page criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of Iowa and unsealed Wednesday.
Authorities described Xiong’s vehicle as “lived in,” with several empty cans of Red Bull energy drink.
Xiong agreed to let Cass County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tyler Shiels search his car and admitted he had a weapon and ammunition. Shiels found loaded magazines, boxes of ammunition, several items of body armor and medical kits, according to his report.
Xiong said he was not suicidal but would use the weapons to defend himself. Police also found money in the vehicle “earmarked” for Xiong’s funeral expenses, and his GPS was set for the White House.
Shiels said Xiong complied when he was taken in for questioning. According to online records, Xiong was booked in Pottawattamie County in Iowa shortly after 4:30 p.m. Dec. 21.
Xiong admitted to a U.S. Secret Service agent that up until a few months ago, he had worked at a grocery store in Merced to maintain his “cover” until he was called upon by God to “combat evil demons in the White House.”
“Xiong believes that he is the only person remaining who can free the United States of evil and it is necessary for him to kill those in positions of power,” Special Agent Justin Larson with the Secret Service said in the affidavit.
Investigators said Xiong allowed them to look at his phone to corroborate his claims. His calendar and notes included entries for “survive supplies” on Oct. 19; “safe life defense order,” which was related to body armor, on Oct. 19; and “rifle pickup” on Oct. 29, with a “silencer order” on Nov. 5 and “save USA” on Nov. 20-21 and Nov. 27, according to the affidavit.
Sometime around Dec. 18, Xiong left his home near Sacramento and started driving to the White House. He told investigators he downloaded TikTok videos on his phone to compile a list of individuals he intended to kill, which included politicians and public figures.
There were approximately 100 videos on Xiong’s “hit list,” according to investigators. Targets included former Presidents Clinton and Obama, White House medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci and Meta Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, according to the affidavit.
He also detailed his plan to get into the White House through what he described as a “weak spot” and how he would use a grappling hook to climb over the perimeter fencing. Xiong told investigators he would “do whatever it takes” to complete his plan, and if he were released from custody, he would continue traveling to the White House.
“Xiong stated that he has no intention of returning to California to see his family because he plans on dying while fighting evil demons at the White House,” according to the affidavit.
The arrest and court filing were first made public in a tweet on Wednesday by Seamus Hughes, a counterterrorism expert who is the deputy director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University. The docket and affidavit are publicly available on the federal court’s online records-retrieval system.
A Pinterest account with Xiong’s name shows pinned images with angel iconography, swords, knives and body armor.
Xiong is scheduled to appear before a federal judge in a detention hearing Thursday. The federal government says he should remain in custody for making a threat against a former president, which is a federal crime.
Last Gasp Of Empire
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Buckle Up, Weaklings!
Real man alright, brought down by a female officer.Lyndon McLeod, who police say killed five people during a deadly rampage in the Denver area, was an author dedicated to alt-right philosophies, including masculine supremacy, contrarian COVID-19 beliefs, and targeted violence against the “weak.”
McLeod appears to have operated a plethora of Twitter and Instagram accounts under the alias Roman McClay, which he used for his three-book series Sanction. The book series, with its first book described in an Amazon review as “eloquent reflections on dominance hierarchies, psychology, technology, nature, violence, anatomy and physiology, sexual morality, drug use, politics, and a whole mess of stuff,” follows a character named Lyndon McLeod, a persona named after its author who “commits 46 murders” in the book and one he seemed to allow to seep into his real life. The Daily Beast found that at least two Twitter users identified McLeod and McClay as one and the same months and even years before the shooting.
In his posts, McLeod seemed to frequently use excerpts from his work to comment on current events, such as a COVID misinformation meme on Twitter featuring Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The meme, posted on May 1 last year, featured the billionaires “discussing” their approach to the pandemic, with Gates being thanked for mandatory vaccinations while Zuckerberg was congratulated for an “injectable nanoworm.”
McLeod, who was killed by a Lakewood police officer Monday after shooting her in the abdomen, captioned the photo with a quote from one of his characters in his series: “It’s not really a worm so much, however I understand the point.”
He also gleefully indicated that some people required violence to be addressed. While discussing a 2014 YouTube video titled, “Mike Tyson DESTROYS Reporter!” on Twitter, McLeod, as McClay, blasted the “passive aggressive” reporter and praised Tyson for using “Direct Aggression”—all before hinting at threats of violence for the “WEAK.”
“This is basically the plot to my stupid book,” he wrote in April 2020. “Our entire society is made up of shitty little fucks who insult badasses & get away with it because law enforcement & social norms protect the WEAK from the STRONG. I’m over it.”
“The weak better buckle up... shit is about to get real,” he wrote.
During a press conference Tuesday, police confirmed that McLeod, who records showed owned his own tattoo parlor called Flat Black Ink, targeted each of his victims.
Right-wing rapper and social media personality Nzube Olisaebuka Udezue—known as Zuby—hosted McClay on his podcast to discuss Sanction in 2019. The host claimed the book was “currently blowing up Twitter,” though he admitted he had not read it.
Police said during a Tuesday press conference that McLeod had previously been investigated in 2020 and 2021, but they did not comment on what he was investigated for. Kurt Barns, a spokesman for the Denver Police Department, told The Daily Beast he was not aware of a connection between McClay and McLeod but would forward the information to investigators.
Lights-On In Yer Heads Dipshits!!!
The U.S. Constitution is the sacred text of American government and civic life. But it’s time to face facts: The document, written in 1787, isn’t working. The signs are all around us.
Omar Sharif Is Dr. Zhivago
Sometimes I Wonder ...
Monday, December 27, 2021
Beef Culture Cancelled!
Lawry’s Beef Bowl, where the Rose Bowl teams dine at the Beverly Hills prime rib restaurant, has been canceled “given the growing concerns around COVID-19 and the Omicron variant,” the restaurant announced Monday.
The cancellation was made “out of an abundance of caution and safety of our staff and of the players,” the statement said.
Lawry’s will be packaging and delivering takeout meals for the players instead.
Why's that dumb rabble-rousing s.o.b. at Breitbart hate capitalism, the free market, & America? (Not to be confused w/ the real John Binder.) Bogus populism is why. You can bet if the ranchers were non-white the phonies would be screaming at The NYT for daring to question the American Way.Record Beef Prices, but Ranchers Aren't Cashing In — “You're feeding America and going broke doing it”: After years of consolidation, four companies dominate the meatpacking industry, while many ranchers are barely hanging on. — SHEPHERD, Montana — Judging from the prices at supermarkets …
There have been a number of bowl games canceled due to COVID-19. Here's a rundown of the ones that have been called off so far in the 2021-22 bowl season.
- Dec. 24: Hawai'i Bowl — Hawai'i vs. Memphis
- Dec. 27: Military Bowl — Boston College vs. East Carolina
- Dec. 29: Fenway Bowl — Virginia vs. SMU
- Dec. 31: Arizona Bowl — Boise State vs. Central Michigan
[Local/Sporting News/Local again]
The Go-Go’s Cancel West Coast Shows Due to COVID Case
Do they really expect us to believe Big Red, Big Blood & Big Cross?
Red Cross Asks Angelenos To Donate Blood Amid ‘Dire Shortage’
Only In America
Much Ado About Nothing
Shut up, whiny Republicans:Tara Palmeri / Politico:Sources: five months after Meghan McCain's departure, The View struggles to find a permanent Republican replacement who doesn't deny the 2020 election results — DRIVING THE DAY — Before taking off for the holidays, the four long-standing hosts of “The View” had a message …Brandon Gillespie / Fox News: ‘The View’ mocked over report show is struggling to find new Republican host: ‘Anti-conservative lunatics’Jackson Richman / Mediaite: The View Struggling to Find Meghan McCain's Successor: ReportRADAR: ‘The View’ In Turmoil: Talk Show In Dire Need Of Republican Co-Host, As No One Will Join Because Of ‘Bullies’ Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg & Sunny HostinDavid M. Perry / @lollardfish: It's gonna be Liz Cheney https://twitter.com/...William Vaillancourt / Rolling Stone: ‘The View’ Is Looking for a Republican ‘Unicorn’Karen Hunter / @karenhunter: The problem with modern “media” is that there are “sides.” Shows should be produced around smart, thinking people with vast LIVED experiences, committed to truth-telling and fact-finding. It should NEVER be about finding “opposing” views. Left v. Right, etc. https://twitter.com/...Beth Baumann / @eb454: So “The View” doesn't want a conservative voice. They want a Never Trumper RINO. https://twitter.com/...Carol Roth / @caroljsroth: The problem is that it is called “The View” not “The Views”. They don't seem to want to invite or accept different views and opinions, just have a token punching bag, and who wants to play that role? https://twitter.com/...@kagrox: The audience they're targeting for this selection is not watching this show. They're not watching this network. They're not even watching the device on which this network broadcasts. https://twitter.com/...Natalie Shure / @nataliesurely: Call me crazy but the fact that those two things appear to be incompatible might be revealing https://twitter.com/...Fusilli Spock / @awstar11: Who would want this abuse? https://twitter.com/...Justin Baragona / @justinbaragona: Politico Playbook also reports that Fox News contributor Kat Timpf, a regular panelist on Gutfeld!, has already turned down The View's offer to become Meghan McCain's replacement because of the show's poor handling of conservatives and her Fox contract. https://www.politico.com/...Noam Blum / @neontaster: “Why can't we find a conservative who will never say anything to make us uncomfortable but also isn't a boring NeverTrumper who isn't actually really conservative anyway?” https://twitter.com/...Joshua Holland / @joshuahol: That person does not exist. You have to be a conspiratorial crank to have any credibility with Republicans. https://twitter.com/...Jamison Foser / @jamisonfoser: Just an idea but have they considered simply not having a host from the political movement that spawned Trump and a deadly insurrection? The conservative movement is rotten to the core. https://twitter.com/...Daniel Kibblesmith / @kibblesmith: Maybe that's a sign that if the Overton window has moved so far that the average Republican viewer is a fascist, there's no obligation to make sure those views continue to be broadcast to millions like we're all just friends who disagree with each other meeting in the middle https://twitter.com/...Jason Linkins / @dceiver: Can't have both https://twitter.com/...Liam Donovan / @lpdonovan: A bigger problem than parsing 1/6 or MAGA affinity is the fact that this theoretical person exists squarely in the center of a venn diagram that includes a Would Never Dream of Appearing on The View circle. https://twitter.com/...Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast: Fox News Star ‘Turned Down’ Offer to Replace Meghan McCain on ‘The View’: ReportKarol Markowicz / @karol: Oh, please. Just admit you want a show of liberals for liberals. It would be best for all of us if people could just be truthful. https://twitter.com/...Alexander McCoy / @alexandermccoy4: [whispers] “they also have zero progressives, even though that's about 40% of the Democratic Party...” https://twitter.com/...Will Stancil / @whstancil: Honestly, a perfect illustration of how US political commentary is reverse-engineered: media figures try to figure out the sweet spot on any given issue based on various social dynamics, and then beeline for that point, rather than actually following facts where they lead https://twitter.com/...Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: At the publications formerly known as newspapers, the opinion sections have a similar problem. But do click the link and read about The View's struggles “to find a conservative cast-member who checks all the right boxes.” https://twitter.com/...Dan Froomkin / @froomkin: ROTFL “They will not consider a Republican who is a denier of the 2020 election results, embraced the 1/6 riots, or is seen as flirting too heavily with fringe conspiracy theories or the MAGA wing...But at the same time, the host must have credibility with mainstream Republicans.” https://twitter.com/...Mark Hemingway / @heminator: Most conservatives believe 1/6 was bad and the election wasn't stolen. They also don't buy liberal orthodoxy that censoring Biden scandals didn't affect the election or that The View hosts' own excuses for political riots should be tolerated. That's the real issue. https://twitter.com/...
Sunday, December 26, 2021
Rule Of Thirds
Mortality & Morbidity Reports: Surprise, Surprise They're Lying
No, really? A million dead real Americans probably isn't an overestimation. Thanks, Trump.
Uncounted: Inaccurate death certificates across the country hide the true toll of COVID-19
Some counties, like Cape Girardeau, have seen a spike in deaths that aren’t attributed to COVID-19. Many of them, blamed on natural causes, are likely from the coronavirus
Where Were You?
Saturday, December 25, 2021
Xmas Feast 2021
You Have Been Sadly Misinformed
Friday, December 24, 2021
Santa's Makin' His Midnight Creep
Blue Sky, White Clouds, Bare Branches
A Daddy's Christmas
"Stray" Bullet: The New York Times Comes Through Again
Incredible headline. Breaking new ground in use of the passive voice.— Max Cotterill (@mcotteri) December 24, 2021
Thursday, December 23, 2021
A/V Study Guide For Previous Items
Shopping Up-Date: Police Kill 14-Yr. Old Girl In Dressing Room
AP knows the important part: Get the corporation's name right.LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police fatally shot a 14-year-old girl who was inside a clothing store dressing room Thursday as they fired at a suspect who had assaulted a woman earlier, authorities said.
Police also killed the male suspect, authorities said. He and the girl have not been named. The woman who had been assaulted was taken to the hospital with moderate to serious injuries.
The shots were fired around 11:45 a.m. at a Burlington store — part of a chain formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory — in the North Hollywood area of the San Fernando Valley.
Police initially responded to reports of a person being assaulted with a deadly weapon as well as reports of shots being fired, said Los Angeles police Capt. Stacy Spell at a news conference. Spell said officers opened fire when they saw the suspect assaulting another person.
The suspect was struck by the officers’ bullets and killed, Spell said.
One of the bullets went through a dressing room wall and struck the 14-year-old girl, according to LAPD Assistant Chief Dominic Choi. Officers later found her inside.
“You can’t see into the dressing rooms and it just looks like a straight wall of drywall,” Choi said at a second news conference.
Investigators do not yet know whether the teenager was in the dressing room before the violence began or ran in there to hide, he said.
Choi said authorities do not yet know the man’s motive or whether he knew the woman he initially assaulted in the store.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Nicholas Prange said that woman had moderate to serious injuries and was transported to a hospital. It wasn’t immediately known if she’d been shot but Choi said she had injuries to her head, arms and face.
Police found a heavy metal cable lock near the suspect that they say may have been used in that assault.
Spell said the injured woman was the victim in the first assault report. It was not immediately clear what weapon was involved in that assault.
He added that police had received calls about the suspect acting erratically before the incident.
Imelda Garcia said her sister works in the store and was on break when she heard gunshots and everyone started running. Garcia said she spoke to her sister on the phone and that she’s OK but sounded “really nervous.”
Police escorted people out of the store nearly two hours after the shooting.
This story has been corrected to reflect that the shooting occurred at a Burlington store in North Hollywood that is part of a chain formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory.
Latest News From The Shopping Front
ONLY TWO SHOPPING DAYS LEFT!!!Happy Holidays, to you ...
It's entirely possible they weren't fighting over a coat. But maybe the shopping season brought whatever (other than easy acccess to handguns) it was that caused this to a head.One woman was killed in a shooting at a North Hollywood store Thursday and police shot the suspect to death.
Officers were sent to the Burlington Coat Factory at Laurel Canyon and Victory boulevards about 11:45 a.m. after receiving a 911 call from a person who reported hearing arguing inside the store and shots fired, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
As officers were responding to the call, the LAPD received additional reports of a possible active shooter in the area from people at the scene, said the department’s Cpt. Stacy Spell.
“As the officers were responding, they arrived at this location and began a search, looking for a suspect,” Spell said. “While conducting that search for a suspect, the officers encountered an individual who was in the process of assaulting another and an officer-involved shooting occurred. The suspect was struck by gunfire and was subsequently taken into custody.”
Officers searched the area following the shooting and found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound.
Paramedics pronounced the suspect and the woman dead at the scene, and took a second woman to a hospital for treatment of a “trauma” injury, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported. The names of the suspect and the fatally injured woman were not immediately released.
This Is Embarrassing
Sorry, 5th & Western. 501 South Western Ave., L.A. CA 90020, to be specific.— M. Bouffant (@MBouffant) December 23, 2021
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
The Sky Above ...
... The Mud Below
AutocorrectedIt's a great disappointment when autocorrection makes something appear normal.
Still Flying, Still Hating
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Sun Zoom Spark
The Organ Stylings Of Jimmy Smith
Monday, December 20, 2021
Off The Deep End W/ J.D. Vance
One Tweets paranoia, the other re-Tweets it.Jim Swift / The Bulwark:J.D. Vance Is Now Pushing False Conspiracy Theories About “Quarantine Camps” — Seems a little crazy! — It should be generally assumed when somebody starts talking about concentration or internment camps, outside of the historical context (Nazis, Japanese internment) …
We are quite amused that Mr. Vance is alleged to be a graduate of Yale Law School. And it turns out he's been somebody's mouthpiece all his sad hillbilly existence.Retweeting Chris Buskirk, editor of openly racist blog America Greatness, Vance shared with his followers Buskirk’s posted screenshot of what is supposedly the official WhiteHouse.gov website announcing that the Biden administration plans to restrict travel across state lines, propose new booster requirements, and also open up “Quarantine Centers.”
Served in The Iraq War with the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, performing public affairs activitiesper a hagiographic Wikipedia entry. Also amused original liar Buskirk used to type op-eds for The NYT, 'though none since March of this yr.
Worst People In The World
Grinch Steals Xmas, New Yr.'s, Next Yr.
Stupid lying son-of-a-bitch; get ready for the Manchin Recession.Matt Egan / CNN:Goldman Sachs cuts US economic forecast after Joe Manchin rejects Build Back Better — (CNN Business) Senator Joe Manchin's opposition to the Build Back Better Act prompted Goldman Sachs to swiftly dim its US economic outlook.The Wall Street firm told clients Sunday it no longer assumes President Joe Biden's signature legislation will get through the narrowly divided Congress, citing the West Virginia Democrat's announcement that he's a "no" on the $1.75 trillion bill."A failure to pass BBB has negative growth implications," Goldman Sachs economists, led by Jan Hatzius, said in the research report.Citing the "apparent demise" of Build Back Better, Goldman Sachs now expects GDP to grow at an annualized pace of 2% in the first quarter, down from 3% previously.The bank also trimmed its GDP forecasts for the second quarter to 3% (from 3.5% previously) and the third quarter to 2.75% (compared with 3% previously). It specifically pointed to the expiration of the child tax credit and the lack of the other new spending that had been anticipated
Sunday, December 19, 2021
Well, Durrr ... Heat Death Of The Universe
A/K/A Republican/Manchin obstruction.Jonathan Lemire / Politico:John McCormack / National Review: Biden White House Blasts Manchin
Surrender now to the forces of interglactic pumice.However, if the cosmological constant is positive, as appears to be the case in recent observations (2011 Nobel Prize), the temperature will asymptote to a non-zero positive value, and the universe will approach a state of maximum entropy in which no further work is possible.
And Again ...
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Another Dead Dickweed
Washington state Sen. Doug Ericksen dies after COVID battle
"Battle" my sweet fucking ass. Dumb-ass Doug just laid down & died, as one does. How does one "battle" what one can't see?
Washington state Sen. Doug Ericksen dies after battle with COVID
Mmmm, child sex tours? Two wet suits & a dildo? That'd be typically Republican.Last month, Ericksen wrote to his Republican colleagues asking if they could help him get treatment. He said he was in El Salvador, and had tested positive for the coronavirus.
“I took a trip to El Salvador and tested positive for COVID shortly after I arrived,” he wrote. “I cannot get back home, and it’s to the point that I feel it would be beneficial for me to receive an iv of monoclonal antibodies (Regeneron). I have a doctor here who can administer the iv, but the product is not available here.”
“Do any of you have any ideas on how I could get the monoclonal antibodies sent to me here,” Ericksen continued. “Ideally, I would like to get it on a flight tonight so it would be here by tomorrow.”
The U.S. State Department has, since August, been advising Americans to reconsider travel to El Salvador because of COVID concerns.
Ericksen eventually arranged a medevac flight to a Florida hospital, a former colleague of his told The Bellingham Herald. It was unclear Saturday where Ericksen was when he died.
Ericksen fought, through protest and legislation, Inslee’s orders and mandates, intended to fight the spread of the virus. Public health officials have strongly endorsed vaccination and masks as the best tools for fighting the pandemic. He had introduced legislation intended to protect the rights of people who won’t get vaccinated and had repeatedly called on Inslee to resign.
It was unclear if Ericksen had been vaccinated.
Also unclear has been why Ericksen visited El Salvador — but it’s not his first visit to that country or others in recent years.
How's that "breathing free" workin' out for ya there, Dougie?The last update on Ericksen’s legislative website apparently came on Nov. 1, shortly before he fell ill. In it, he railed against Gov. Jay Inslee’s mandate for all state employees and health-care workers to be vaccinated, lamenting that “other states breathe free” while Washington authorities force out those who opt against vaccination.