Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Shooting Up-Date: It's Murder!

A homeless man was shot and killed Wednesday during an argument with a homeless woman outside a grocery store near the La Brea Tar Pits, police said.

The shooting occurred at about 12:35 p.m. outside the Ralphs market at 5601 Wilshire Blvd., said Officer William Cooper of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Division.

The woman produced a gun during the argument and shot the man, Cooper said.

The woman fled before police arrived, and the man was taken to a hospital, where he died of his wounds.

The man’s name was not released, though he was described as being approximately 45 years old.

The woman was described as being about 50 years old, 5 foot, 4 inches tall and about 150 pounds, with gray hair. She was last seen wearing a red-orange dress with floral print and black pants and was carrying a black bag.

[mynewsLA.com]

No One Is Safe ...

... not even this reporter, who has shopped at this very Ralphs many a time. Not in the last yr.-&-a-half, mind you ...
Los Angeles police are searching for a woman who allegedly shot a man outside a Los Angeles Ralphs grocery store Wednesday afternoon, sending him to the hospital, authorities said.

The shooting was reported about 12:35 p.m. at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Ridgeley Drive, LAPD Officer William Cooper said, where a Ralphs grocery store is located.

A 911 caller described the suspect as a woman about 60 years old, wearing a red and orange flowered dress and black pants. She allegedly shot a pistol, Cooper said, and was last seen headed west on Wilshire.

Anybody who sees the woman fitting the description should contact 911, Cooper said.

“It will be a high risk situation, especially given the possible shooting that she’s being accused of,” he said.

The condition of the man who was shot is unknown, Cooper said, adding that he was taken to a hospital.

While Sarah Hayden was getting her car washed nearby, she witnessed LAPD cars racing to the scene. She drove to Ralphs and noticed police tape blocking off part of the east side of the store, along Ridgeley Drive. She managed to complete most of her grocery shopping, lining up her ham, eggs, bread, milk, ice cream and candy on the conveyer belt.

“I abandoned them in line,” she said. "[This is] definitely not what I was expecting today.”

Just as she was checking out, Hayden said, about a dozen armed police officers came into the store and told everybody to evacuate. All customers and employees were directed to stand on the south side of Wilshire Boulevard, Hayden said, while police searched the underground garage.

Taken in its entirety from the L.A. Times. If they don't want readers who don't subscribe, I see no reason to arse myself providing a link to their paywalled recycled police press release & on-scene reporting from a civilian (w/ a worse diet than mine) they probably found on Twitter or the 'Gram. What a fucking media universe.

Twenty-Five Yrs. Ago

The Sex Potatoes went on a 20-yr. reunion tour.More or less 55 yrs. ago (4 October 1966, per comments) some original American punks rip off the Yardbirds.

Typewriter Patented, Hitler Hits Paris, "Smoking Gun" Tape Recorded

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Eat Mor Chikin

L.A.S.D. can't do a damn thing w/o killing someone or something.Urban cowboys.Cows running wild: Sign of the apocalypse?

Don't Give Amazon's Rat Bastard Owners Any More Of Your Money, Sheep!!

Logical Conclusions Reached

Obligatory egomania:I checked your brains but there's nothin' inside!

Louis K.O.s Schmeling, France Falls, Nazis Invade Russia, Okinawa Over

"He's No Fun, He Fell Right Over"

Monday, June 21, 2021

STOP BUYING PLASTIC SHIT FROM AMAZON, YOU PLASTIC SHITS!!

If you buy your plastic consumer shit from Amazon, you're part of the problem, not the solution. Fuck every last one of you consumerist sheep in your ugly stupid mouths. W/ my fist. Amazon is a fascist shithole that is apparently controlled by robots.
Internal Amazon documents shed light on how company pressures out 6% of office workers
The documents also highlight how much of Amazon’s human resources processes are reliant on apps and algorithms, even among the company’s office workforce.

Constitution Takes Effect, Dooming Nation, McCormick Invents Reaper, Dooming Planet, Activists Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James Chaney Are Ambushed & Killed By Ku Klux Klansmen In Mississippi

Sunday, June 20, 2021

This Season In History, 66 Yrs. Ago

The News Magazine of the Screen

(Vol. 5, Issue 10; Summer Review 1955)

I.C.Y.M.I. children, here's what the grown-ups did this summer. You'll be in Saigon before you know it.
Newsreel stories reformatted for classroom use.

Shotlist

"...war in Saigon...rehearsal of an atomic attack...the end of the 'El'."
saigon vietnam morocco riot west germany austria atomic attack civil defense elevated subway railroad old ironside sail ship Third Avenue Elevated, New York City

Knock It the Hell Off, Breeder Scum!!

Fathers Day my ass. We're already knee-deep in sub-human cretins on this fucking planet. Put it back in your pants.

Lizzie Borden Gets Off, WWII Riots In Detroit, Ali Convicted

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Seven Saturday Semi-Scorchers

The many are called but the chosen are few.

Got to Serve Somebody, I Guess

Here's a long one ("How To End Up Serving The Right") on what pieces of shit Glenn Greenwald & Matt Taibbi have become, because they're effing morons or something.

Fake News Round-Up From The Usual Gang Of Idiots

Sources say, allegedly.
Lee Brown / New York Post:
Isn't this exactly how we should respond to such idiots? And why can't the fucking Army tell these whining little brats to vax up or get out? Are they not a risk to others, & national security?

Juneteenth, First Fathers Day, Rosenbergs Murdered, Len Bias Dies

Friday, June 18, 2021

Friday Freak-Out Mit Jackie Mittoo

Culturally appropriated.
Last, but not least: A promise, not a threat.

Waterloo! Earhart Crosses Atlantic, Sally Ride Leaves Gravity

White S.U.V. Goes On AZ Shooting Spree, Gun Death At Local Dispensary

Six hundred miles closer:
An argument between two men and a security guard outside a marijuana collective in Eagle Rock Thursday ended in gunfire that left one man dead and two others hospitalized, one in critical condition.

Officers responded at 4:40 p.m. to the Green Earth Collective, 4801 York Blvd., where they found three men with gunshot wounds, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

All the victims were taken to a hospital where one of the suspects was pronounced dead, the security guard was in critical condition and the second suspect was listed with stable vital signs, police said.

Still the 19th century, apparently.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

I Don't Get It

Quack time:
BREAKING NEWS: Former White House doctor Ronny Jackson and 13 Republican Reps send letter to Biden urging him take a cognitive test to prove he is ‘mentally fit to be commander in chief’  —  Texas Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson, who served as Donald Trump's White House physician …
Yeah, but didn't their actual, competent leader say Joe's jes' fine?

Putin blows up disinfo claims about Biden’s mental fitness: ‘He doesn’t let anything get by, I assure you’

That fuck Jackson should be court-matialed & have his croaker's certificate lifted pronto. Was he too drunk to read the latest spin?

Tinhorn*

We noted this bee ess earlier; now Mr. Tinhorn has been shown to be an even bigger jerk than one might suspect. Or not. Asshole about the plague, no doubt a fool about everything else. Pay your rent, moron.

(Los Angeles County Department of Public Health)

BURBANK (CBSLA) — Tinhorn Flats, the Burbank bar that repeatedly defied orders to close its doors during the pandemic, has been evicted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Possession of Tinhorn Flats’ building and property were turned over to the owner, Isabelle Lepejian, as the last step in the eviction process she initiated against the sports bar, according to Burbank city officials.

Tinhorn Flats had defied COVID-19 restrictions ordered by the city, the county, and the state since October. The bar’s business license had been revoked, the city got a judge’s permission to disconnect its electricity, and its owner, Lucas Lepejian, had been arrested repeatedly.

Isabelle Lepejian is the ex-wife of restaurant owner Baret Lepejian and the mother of Lucas Lepejian. She was granted a writ of possession, and Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies placed the property in her possession Tuesday morning.

The eviction is a separate legal action from the temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction issued against Tinhorn Flats for continuing to operate after its public health permit and conditional use permit were revoked.


*A contemptible person, especially one pretending to have money, influence, or ability.

How Hot Did You Say?

This hot? (And stupid.)
Tik Root / Washington Post:
Earth is now trapping an ‘unprecedented’ amount of heat, NASA says  —  New research shows that the amount of heat the planet traps has roughly doubled since 2005, contributing to more rapidly warming oceans, air and land …
Boil in your own effluvia, stupid apes.

Battle Of Bunker Hill, Watergate Burglary Begins Scandal, O.J. Chased

Another Non-Surprise

Decades of sexual abuse, misconduct allegations roil exclusive Ojai boarding school
The allegations of misconduct and inappropriate "boundary crossing" at the Thacher School date to the 1980s.
I'll bet. Bet you could find this stuff going back to the wk. the dump was opened in 1889.

This, we might note, is among the reasons the moneyed class is all pieces of shit. Their parents don't want them around, so they're shipped to a hell of abuse & "boundary crossing". Doesn't result in a positive attitude.

[Behind the L.A. Times paywall. You don't need further details anyway.]

LATER: But if you want 'em, try the Daily Beast.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

WOOOOOOO!

Some Seriously Sick Shit From Gunmerica

"Road Rage" Bullshit Too

This senseless tragedy filled the local news when it happened; can't beleve it's already been three+ wks., but here are some horrifying details.

Details Emerge From Prosecutors on Killing of 6-Year-Old on Freeway in OC

Days after the man and woman charged with killing a 6-year-old boy in a road-rage shooting on the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway, they got into another traffic altercation in which the alleged shooter waved a gun at another motorist, prosecutors said in court papers filed Wednesday.

Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, and Wynne Lee, 23, are scheduled to be arraigned on Friday when Orange County Superior Court Judge Larry Yellin will consider a request from prosecutors to set bails at higher-than-usual levels.

The victim, Aiden Leos, was fatally shot May 21 as his mother, Joanna Cloonan, was driving him to kindergarten in her Chevrolet Sonic on the freeway.

About 8 a.m. that day, the two were cut off by the defendants, who were in a Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen, according to prosecutors.

Lee was behind Cloonan in the diamond lane before swinging over to the fast lane and then accelerating at an “extremely high rate of speed” to get in front of Cloonan, prosecutors said in the motion.

“Wynne Lee motioned to the victim vehicle a `peace sign’ with her hand and continued driving,” prosecutors said in the motion for higher bail.

A few miles later as Cloonan was attempting to merge over to the Riverside (91) Freeway east she passed the defendants and was “still angry about being cutoff and she put up her middle finger at the two as she passed,” prosecutors said.

“She then heard a loud bang to the rear of her vehicle and heard her little boy in the backseat say, 'Ow,'" prosecutors said.

Cloonan immediately pulled over and saw Aiden suffered a chest wound, prosecutors said. Aiden was pronounced dead at 8:39 a.m. at Children’s Hospital Orange County.

In an interview with investigators on June 6, Eriz said he “was angry after being `flipped off’ by Ms. Cloonan, so he grabbed his loaded Glock 17 9mm and racked a round,” according to the motion.

“He then rolled the passenger window down and took a shot at her vehicle. After shooting the victim, the defendants continued on to the 91 eastbound and on to work in the city of Highland.”

During the week of May 24-28, the two got into another “altercation on the freeway,” prosecutors said.

“As Wynne Lee was driving on the 91 eastbound on the way to work with defendant Eriz as her front passenger, a driver in a blue Tesla did something to make defendant Eriz angry, acting aggressively,” prosecutors alleged.

“Defendant Eriz again took out his gun and brandished it to the driver of the Tesla. That driver told the defendants that he had called the police and then he drove away.”

A co-worker of Eriz told him on May 28 that it looked like their car was the suspect vehicle police were seeking, prosecutors said.

Eriz “claims that at that time, he looked on the internet and saw the story about Aiden Leos’ death,” prosecutors alleged. “He said he `immediately’ knew he was responsible for the boy’s death. He then told Wynne Lee about his revelation.”

Prosecutors allege that after May 28 Eriz hid the Volkswagen at a family member’s garage and did not drive it again, instead driving his red truck to and from work.

Eriz shaved his “substantial beard” on June 3 and “started to wear his long hair back in a tie,” prosecutors said.

The couple also applied for a new job after May 28, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors argue that Eriz is an “extreme danger to the community” who has “shown that he cannot control his temper and he goes to extremes in the snap of a finger when he is angered.”

Eriz has “multiple firearms in his possession,” including an “AR, a revolver and the Glock 17 that was used in this murder,” prosecutors argued.

“He has various photos and videos on his social media that show him shooting different kinds of guns,” prosecutors said. “He is also a skilled shooter as evidenced by those same videos. He admittedly and regularly carried his loaded Glock with him on his person and in Ms. Lee’s vehicle while they drove to work.”

Taking his guns away would not deter the defendant from using another weapon, prosecutors argued. Also, putting him on GPS monitoring would only tell investigators where he was when he “commits his next crime of violence,” prosecutors argued.

Lee is also a danger to the public because she knew Eriz had his loaded gun in her vehicle and never pulled over to check on Cloonan following the shooting, prosecutors argued. She also failed to call 911 “or do anything to follow up about what her passenger had done,” prosecutors said.

She was driving during the next altercation on the freeway as well, prosecutors said.

The two were also considered risks to flee prosecution, prosecutors argued.

Eriz is charged with murder and a felony count of discharge of a firearm at an inhabited dwelling, with sentencing enhancements for discharge of a firearm causing death. He faces up to 40 years to life in prison if convicted at trial.

Lee is charged with a felony count of being an accessory after the fact and a misdemeanor count of having a concealed firearm in a vehicle. Lee faces up to four years behind bars if convicted at trial of all charges. Three of those years would be prison and one in jail.

Both defendants were originally being held on $1 million bail, but Yellin tentatively increased Eriz’s bail to $2 million, and dropped Lee’s bail to $500,000.

Those bail amounts, which were requested by prosecutors, will remain in place until Friday’s arraignment, when attorneys will present their arguments to keep the bails at $2 million and $500,000.

Bail could potentially be reduced further for Lee, who was originally booked on suspicion of murder but was only charged with being an accessory, Yellin said.

A literal "Killer on the Road". What next, United Snakes, what next?

Today's Paranoid Republican Delusion

What Is Wrong W/ These People?

In the minds of the right, the international communist threat is back. And this time, it’s not just personal — it’s genetic.

At least, that’s according to a letter that Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) sent to President Biden this week.

In the letter, Cotton warns Biden that Beijing plans on using the 2022 Winter Olympics as a giant funnel for precious American DNA, harvesting the nation’s fittest and finest for their genomic information as part of a plan to achieve military dominance.

Written in the language of a Cold War-era B-movie and filled with a mixture of sci-fi scheming, eugenics, and stentorian warning, Cotton demands that Biden withdraw American participation from the 2022 winter Olympics absent guarantees from China that it will not collect the data or DNA of visiting American olympians.

“In 2022, thousands of world-class athletes will gather to compete in China,” the letter reads. “Their DNA will present an irresistible target for the CCP.”

He added that, “thus, we should expect that the Chinese government will attempt to collect genetic samples of Olympians at the Games, perhaps disguised as testing for illegal drugs or COVID-19.”

Why, you, the White House, or unsuspecting internationally ranked snowboarders may ask, would the Chinese government wish to do this?

The answer, Cotton wrote, is simple: supersoldiers.

“The CCP has reportedly conducted tests to develop biologically-enhanced soldiers and intends to use DNA data to catapult Chinese biotechnology companies to global market dominance,” Cotton wrote, citing a column written by Trump-era Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe.

Cotton’s office did not return TPM’s request for comment. But his terror that red-blooded American winter athletes could have their genetic information harvested by Communists hell-bent on world domination has a background in the fever swamps of the late Trump period.

Gordon Chang, author of the 2001 book “The Coming Collapse of China,” supports Cotton’s demands, though he told TPM that he did not consult with the senator on the letter.

“If you want to develop a race of superhuman Chinese, you would certainly want the DNA of the world’s most fit and athletic people,” Chang said. He added that the Chinese could harvest the flood of figure skaters, curling players, and bobsleigh jockeys for their most promising traits, though he said that Beijing would most likely be interested in “superintelligence.”

Chang echoed Cotton’s suggestion that the Chinese would harvest DNA through COVID testing.

The athletes, Chang mused, “are going to eat stuff, leave napkins around the place — they’re going to poop. They’re going to leave a lot of DNA.”

Ratcliffe wrote in his December 2020 Wall Street Journal column that “China has even conducted human testing on members of the People’s Liberation Army in hope of developing soldiers with biologically enhanced capabilities,” citing unspecified intelligence.

That strain of thought appears to have made it into the intelligence community itself, with the National Counterintelligence and Security Center in February 2021 releasing a fact sheet cited in Cotton’s letter titled “CHINA’S COLLECTION OF GENOMIC AND OTHER HEATHCARE DATA FROM AMERICA: RISKS TO PRIVACY AND U.S. ECONOMIC AND NATIONAL SECURITY.”

That document informs readers that “your DNA is the most valuable thing you own.” A DNI spokesman told TPM that the agency stands by the report.

“Losing your DNA is not like losing a credit card,” the document reads. “You can order a new credit card, but you cannot replace your DNA.”

It’s a bit of a non-sequitur from there to the document’s next claim, which is not that the Chinese plan on depriving you, citizen, of your DNA: rather, it is a “strategic commodity to be collected and used for its economic and national-security priorities.”

The document is silent on what exact uses the Chinese would have for American genetic material. It cites the country’s sprawling and invasive surveillance system, saying that Beijing includes genomic information to identify its citizens and links the collection of DNA to the mass internment of the Uighur minority.

It’s totally unclear how those abuses relate to a supersoldier program.

But according to Cleo Paskal, a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies whose May column “Is Beijing Planning a Rob, Replicate, Replace Olympics?” was cited in Cotton’s letter, it has to do with war.

“There are defensive and offensive aspects to it,” Paskal told TPM. “One is you could understand better the genetics of high performing individuals, lung capacity, heart, the other is that you could figure out how to attack people from a wide range of different genetic profile backgrounds.”

She told TPM that Cotton’s office had called her to verify a quote in the letter that it eventually sent to Biden.

FDD has long distinguished itself as one of D.C.’s most hawkish think tanks among a blob of foreign policy outfits that already make themselves known for favoring military solutions whenever possible.

Paskal told TPM that China was likely planning on using information gathered from the Beijing Winter Olympics to refine its military operations against India in the cold-weather, high-altitude Himalaya mountains. The two nations clashed there last year.

“If you’re involved in cold weather fighting — which they are in the Himalayas, they’ve now got people who have spent millions of dollars perfecting cold weather equipment — the tech is coming to you,” she said, referring to the Olympics. “As is the training regime — how do you train to be in top shape in cold weather environments? What do you eat? How do  you combine individual genetics with training to be most effective.”

Chang, the author, took it even further — the offensive capability would not just be supersoldiers, but superweapons: “pathogens that leave the Chinese immune but sicken and kill everyone else.”

When asked whether the technology was there for that, he replied, “I don’t know if they’ve developed those pathogens, but we don’t want the first evidence of that to be 330 million dead Americans.”

[TPM]

Lincoln Gives "House Divided" Speech, First Female Humanoid Launched Into Space, Soweto Riots, Nureyev Defects

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Dumb Witch Of The Day

Mark Evanier visits the croaker & ...
On my way out, I passed another office in the building and there was a hysterical, furious person outside the door in the hall. She was unmasked and insisting that California was "open" and mask-wearing could no longer be required in any way.

The door to that office had the same sign my doctor had saying that you couldn't come in without one. She went in anyway and was told to get out and not to come back without a mask. She had exited angrily and was now out in the corridor, arguing with two nurses who had come out to explain the rules to her. Either on her way in or out, she had ripped most of the sign off the door.

For emphasis: This was a doctor's office. The doctor to whom she had come for medical care had put the sign up or approved having that sign up. And I don't think it would be a bad idea to wear a mask in any doctor's office, virus or no virus. There could be sick people in that office. That's where they tend to congregate.

Shame this person didn't have a gun. Coulda plugged a couple medical assistants, as if this were someplace like Georgia.

National Electricity Day

National Electricity Day takes place on the anniversary of the date in 1752 when Benjamin Franklin flew a kite in a thunderstorm, with the intent of proving lightning was caused by a discharge of electricity (some sources say he flew his kite on June 10).

His experiment led to further understanding of positive and negative charges, the proving that lightning was an electrical discharge, and to the invention of the lightning rod — which provided a safe way to discharge electricity and a way to prevent fires. Lightning rods are still used today to protect buildings, ships, and people.

Franklin began his experiments with electricity in 1747 and began hypothesizing about the connection between electricity and lightning two years later.

Image: "Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky" by Benjamin West, circa 1816.

Magna Carta Signed, Ella Dies

This reporter is alleged to be descended from these two land "owning" sons-of-bitches. My maternal grandmother belonged to this outfit, when it was just Dames. By marriage only; paternal grandfather had all the aristocratic genes, granny was the spawn of impoverished Italian immigrants, so I'm not total scum. 

Not that any of it means a damn thing.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Here's A Non-Surprise

California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

The Golden State has no peers when it comes to expanding GDP, raising household income, investing in innovation and a host of other key metrics.

When misfortunes multiplied during the coronavirus pandemic, observers seized on a four-letter word signaling end of days for the largest state with one-eighth the U.S. population and 14% of its gross domestic product. “California doom: Staggering $54 billion deficit looms,” the Associated Press concluded a year ago in May. “California Is Doomed,” declared Business Insider two months earlier. ”Is California doomed to keep burning?” queried the New Republic in October. California is “Doomed” because of rising sea levels, according to an April EcoNews Report. Bulletins of people leaving the world's fifth-biggest economy for lower-cost states because of high taxes and too much regulation stifling business continue unabated.

No one anticipated the latest data readout showing the Golden State has no peers among developed economies for expanding GDP, creating jobs, raising household income, manufacturing growth, investment in innovation, producing clean energy and unprecedented wealth through its stocks and bonds. All of which underlines Governor Gavin Newsom's announcement last month of the biggest state tax rebate in American history.

By adding 1.3 million people to its non-farm payrolls since April last year -- equal to the entire workforce of Nevada -- California easily surpassed also-rans Texas and New York. At the same time, California household income increased $164 billion, almost as much as Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania combined, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. No wonder California's operating budget surplus, fueled by its surging economy and capital gains taxes, swelled to a record $75 billion.

If anything, Covid-19 accelerated California's record productivity. Quarterly revenue per employee of  the publicly-traded companies based in the state climbed to an all-time high of $1.5 million in May, 63% greater than its similar milestone a decade ago, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The rest of the U.S. was nothing special, with productivity among those members of the Russell 3000 Index, which is made up of both large and small companies, little changed during the past 10 years.

Done w/o any of that bi-partisan bullshit, either. California is a Democracy, not a Republic!
[Bloomberg Opinion]

A Reason To Live? Maybe, At Least Until Tomorrow.

Irvine, Calif. (June 11, 2021)- Taco Bell announced today it will offer a free seasoned beef Nacho Cheese Doritos® Locos Tacos to customers who show their COVID-19 vaccination card at participating California Taco Bell locations on June 15 as part of the Vax for the Win incentive program*. As a Southern California-based brand, Taco Bell is saying thank you and cheering on fans doing their part to make California safe as the state fully reopens.

“It’s been a tough year, and we are all ready to put COVID-19 behind us,” said Mark King, CEO of Taco Bell Corp. “We are thrilled to do our part and give back to our home state with something everyone knows and loves to celebrate those who have made the decision to get vaccinated.”

More than 70 percent of California adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, but there are still plenty of young people who need to get vaccinated and others who need to get their second shot -- the brand is working with Governor Gavin Newsom as part of the Vax for the Win program to increase vaccinations in these key groups and help safely reopen the state. On June 15, customers who show a valid vaccination card with at least one dose administered can receive a free Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos at participating California restaurants throughout the day.

This isn’t the first time Taco Bell has stepped in to support pandemic efforts with its craveable tacos. In March of 2020, the brand gave away free Doritos® Locos Tacos and donated nearly $5.5 million to No Kid Hungry, in addition to transforming its Irvine headquarters into a Truck Drive Thru, servicing first responders with on-the-go food.

For more updates on how Taco Bell is navigating through COVID-19, visit the brand on its social channels and website.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. When placing order, inform Team member you want the Free Doritos® Locos Tacos and then when paying show proof of Covid 19 Vaccination shot on Tuesday 6/15/21 only during local store operating hours to receive one (1) Free Seasoned Beef Doritos® Locos Tacos per vaccinated person, available at participating California Taco Bell® locations for in-store or drive-thru redemption only, while supplies last. Excludes Kiosks. Check local store for availability and hours of operation. Not available with a delivery order. Offer excludes Doritos® Locos Tacos Supreme. Not valid with any other offer. No substitutions. No cash value. Void where prohibited. DORITOS® and DORITOS® Logo are trademarks owned by Frito-Lay North America, Inc. ©2021 Taco Bell IP Holder, LLC.

Helluva Day: Che's Birthday, Nazis In Paris, Flag Day, Flight 847

Surprise birfday at the end.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

My Suffering Suspended For a Month

So the first time I did this was 24 April 2017, & I have yet to receive a penny for my agonizing labor. 

But what really pisses me off is advertising-supported horseshit that also just flat-out begs for money. I didn't beg when I was fucking homeless & had no advertising to support me, but the boss of the outfit has the fucking nerve to money-grub via snail mail (I guess so he can get all the old people who don't know any better.) from his ritzy Pacific Palisades P.O. Box. Does no one in this world of shit, pain & prostitutes have any pride, shame or honor? I mean, you can't smash capitalism if your only interest is money money money made on the backs of others, you fucking leeches.

Bee Ess

Ha ha. Screw you, landlord scum.

"Ho-Teps" On The Move

Distracted by something stage right while packing their stuff after haranguing passers-by w/ a bullhorn.
This sumbitch walked into my shot from nowhere (Or the crosswalk.) before I realized it. Now he's immortal, if blurred.

Boxer Rebellion, Thurgood Marshall Nominated, Pentagon Papers Published

Saturday, June 12, 2021

"There's A Killer On The Road ..."

Guessing it's already warm in these areas, as all the ossifers milling around the crime scenes or reporting the body counts are in (mostly short-sleeved) shirts.Wait'll it's really hot, climate change style, & America's urge to kill overcomes fear of the plague. The streets will run red w/ blood.

Added body count update:

BLACKIE'S! ANGRY SAMOANS!

My favorite (therefore the best) of all the dumps in town where controversial/confrontational music was performed.Bonus stupid Saturday Samoan track: Sunset Bl. hookers, 1983.STUPID STUPID STUPID!!!

Better Late Than Never

I thought they'd wised up, but maybe not.

Murder Is All-American

Don't need Critical Race Theory to see this nation was founded in sickening violence & has yet to stop the killing spree.

And fuck Ronald Reagan & the AP. Like the senile old bastard had a damn thing to do w/ any of this.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Throw The Bums Out!

Once again: WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG W/ YOU PEOPLE?
No more gawddam golden parachutes. Just push 'em all out of the 'plane; if they're angels they'll fly.

Friday's Freak-Out

The electronic chamber orchestra wails.

Another Friday Morning In The Hell Of Other People: Woke Up Enraged. (Again!)

Fuck you in the mouth if you're one of the bags of human shit who abandoned me to homelessness. Especially you, homeowning bitch whom I mistook for a friend, let alone a "girlfriend". No wonder you were "scared of dying alone"; you must've known what an awful bitch you were going to be to me. Bet you're all alone now, huh? Pig. 

And the rest of you as well. What did I ever do to you people, besides letting you party in my house & paying money to see your shitty bands in crummy bars? Not one of you shits has ever explained this. Oh, I keep forgetting; as soon as I didn't have a house to party in I never heard from 90% of you jerks again, 'til you all wanted to be Facebook friends. Not that any of you have the intestinal fortitude to read what I type here. Guilty, pigs? Or just barely literate? 

Also the middle-class liberals in radical disguise laughing all the way to the bank at CrooksAndLiars. Fuck you Amato, pay your employees for doing your work. You're getting all the ad revenue, you spend two fucking hrs. a day scrolling the iNternet for something even vaguely worth linking to. Parasite. 

Ha ha. All my fault, for not realizing that just because I'm not an asshole doesn't mean that the rest of you aren't exploitative users. You've all embraced the lessons of capitalism quite well, haven't you? Use me up & throw me away, preferably where I'll cause a mess. 

And then I awaken so pig-biting mad I can't even go back to sleep. Again, fuck every last one of you & your ugly stupid world of shit & pain in the mouth. (I wish there were a last one of you, & your world.)

As The Monk Burns, Beatles In Oz

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Return Of The Son Of (5G) Monster Magnet Midwestern Mental Illness

This reporter hasn't seen such pictures on the iNternet. Has Dr. Tennutty there personally observed this phenomenon (Or heard of two-sided adhesive tape?), or is she just telling us what she's seen on the iNternet? ("And what are all those '5G' towers for? Can't be mobile 'phones.")

Beyond the titular relevance, this might be an accurate representation of what's inside the doctor's brain.

If It's Tuesday ...

... It Must Be Tuesday

Closet Case

Words escape me. (As does laughter. Total buffoonery.) Lyrics have already dealt w/ this mess as well as anything I'll type. 

"I'm a man, I'm a man!" Really. Mommy says so.
(In case you have no idea, it's "Homo-Sexual", by the Angry Samoans.)
What's this world of shit & pain need now, pastor?