Sunday, February 28, 2021
AP Analysis: A Race War Raged Before Capitol Riot
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Friday, February 26, 2021
Friday Firesign Freak-Out
- County Dep't. of Public Health Points of Distribution - None near me.
- Other Large-Scale Sites - Ditto.
- L.A.F.D. Sites (Walk-in) - Same as above.
- Community Clinics - Gee-zus, this neighborhood is very underserved.
- Pharmacies (The only sites w/in walking/reasonable public transport distance of the bunker are pharmacies.) O.K. then; private enterprise will certainly have it handled! My ass. I doubt if any pharmacies have any supply of the vaccine, considering none of them have appointments available, & every Ralphs on some page had the same no app'ts. available at this time message.
I'll just note that as far as medication & relief go, I was able to have some powerful (& quite citrus-y) medication delivered to the front door of the bunker w/in mins. of placing an on-line order. You'd better Build Back Better than that, Biden.
Killing It Today!!
Some local GOP leaders fire up base with conspiracies, lies — A faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the violent U.S. Capitol siege, online messaging that is spreading quickly …Mark Sumner / Daily Kos: Republicans aren't turning away from Trump's Big Lie, because confronting the truth is too painfulMeaghan Ellis / Raw Story: GOP congressman Peter Meijer argues Trump ‘destroyed’ his legacy with the Capitol riotsM. Bouffant / WEB OF EVIL: Lies, Damned Lies & Conspiracy Theories
The Bullshit Never Stops
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Hey, It's Me Again!!
Michael Kruse / Politico:‘Nobody Listened To Me’: The Quest to Be MTG — ALPHARETTA, Ga.—Marjorie Taylor Greene smacked her gum as she pretended to listen to a man in a dress read a book about a unicorn. — It was late April of 2019. She sat in the rear of a room at the public library here near her home in this suburb north of Atlanta.Marlow Stern / The Daily Beast: Jimmy Kimmel Brands Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘Frontrunner for Worst Human of 2021’Eric Hananoki / Media Matters for America: Capitol insurrectionist with history of violence previously tried to harass members of Congress with Marjorie Taylor Greene in 2019Ron Dicker / HuffPost: Marjorie Taylor Greene's Friend Anthony Aguero Was Among Capitol Rioters: ReportBill Palmer / Palmer Report: Close ally of Marjorie Taylor Greene confesses to being part of Capitol insurrection
All For Free!
Lies, Damned Lies & Conspiracy Theories
Good to see the AP telling it as it is, lies-wise, if w/in the limits of wire style.You have the right to believe any damn bullshit you like; you've no right to act violently or incite violence on the basis of any fool beliefs echoing in your empty skull.A faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the U.S. Capitol siege. The rhetoric exposes the GOP’s struggle as it builds its base for 2022.
Nappy On The Loose from Elba, Reagan Rebuked, Bush I Allows Original Attack On World Trade Center
Thursday, February 25, 2021
It's Murder I Tells Ya!
Let's cut up the Crown Prince!David Ignatius / Washington Post:Biden stood up for Jamal Khashoggi. What happened to him should never happen again. — President Biden has decided to “name and shame” Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, by disclosing a CIA report that says the crown prince knew about and probably ordered the operation that killed Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi.Yaron Steinbuch / New York Post: US report on Jamal Khashoggi's death expected to single out Saudi crown prince
Drop Out, Drop Out!
Moriah Balingit / Washington Post:Unprecedented numbers of students have disappeared during the pandemic. Schools are working harder than ever to find them. — DETROIT — Kenneth Chapman Sr. was hopeful as he navigated a hulking Detroit Public Schools van down the street, pulling up to a brick home.
Not Even Diagnosable, Just A Bored Idiot W/ Too Much Time On Her Hands
She called “Jesus Christ … my lord and savior.” She called her husband “the love of my life.”
The next year, she cheated on him. According to court records, they were separated by March.
Stating in her complaint that her marriage was “irretrievably broken,” she filed for divorce in July. To lessen a noticeable overbite, she got braces in August*. Abruptly reversing course, she agreed to an attempt to reconcile with her husband in September.
The fulcrum of this evident frenzy was CrossFit. Jim Chambers told me he met Greene that year when he bought a gym, or “box,” in the industry lingo, at which she was trying to be a trainer, a part-time part of the staff. Greene, it was immediately clear to Chambers, and to anybody else who cared to notice, he told me, was engaged in extramarital activity with one trainer and then another. (Last year, The New Yorker reported that she had these affairs. This month, The Daily Mail named the two men.)
“It wasn’t being hid,” Chambers told me.
“I saw her stick her tongue down the throats” of the men, he tapped into a post on social media after Greene started running for office—screenshots of which began to ping from phone to phone of interested GOP operatives.
*Uh, Margie, you possibly steroided mutant phony, if it's so, so wrong for people to change the gender Gawd gave them, isn't it as wrong to change the teeth (or hair color) Gawd gave you?
Fuck You, California!!
Local Schadenfreude: Went To Washington, Lost His Job
"Identified by a coworker". Bet he was a popular guy at work.A Riverside man who believes in QAnon and other conspiracy theories was arrested Thursday for participating in the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol, authorities said.
Andrew Alan Hernandez, 44, was identified by a coworker who recognized him in a news photo of rioters who stormed the Capitol in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s victory over incumbent Donald Trump in the November presidential election, according to an FBI statement filed in U.S. District Court in Washington.
Hernandez was fired from his job after his Riverside employer confronted him about wearing clothing identifying the company when he joined the mob’s violent entry into the Capitol, the FBI statement said. The company received a complaint from someone who noticed the clothing in a photo on the cover of the New York Times Magazine, according to the FBI.
One Sick Nation
Makes one wonder if virtually all activities for young people in this shithole nation are fronts for perversion, doesn't it?Washington Post:Ex-Olympic gymnastics coach dies by suicide hours after being charged with human trafficking, sex crimes — Former U.S. Olympic gymnastics coach John Geddert, who led the women's team to a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics, killed himself Thursday after he was charged with sexual assault …Kara Berg / USA Today: John Geddert, former Olympic gymnastics coach, kills himself after being charged with human trafficking, sex assaultJordan Williams / The Hill: Ex-gymnastics coach dies by suicide after criminal chargesJake Dima / Washington Examiner: Former Olympic gymnastics coach with ties to Larry Nassar died by suicide after being charged with human traffickingArya Hodjat / The Daily Beast: Nassar-Linked Gymnastics Coach Dies by Suicide Hours After Human Trafficking ChargesAnna Liz Nichols / KFOR-TV: Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to Nassar dies by suicide following human trafficking, sexual assault chargesKYMA-TV: Ex-USA Gymnastics coach John Geddert, who had ties to Larry Nassar, is charged with human trafficking and sex crimesBrakkton Booker / NPR: Former USA Gymnastics Coach Charged With Abuse Dies By SuicideFox 8 Cleveland Closings and Delays: Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to Larry Nassar dies by suicide after being charged with multiple crimesJenny Mount / Disrn: Former U.S. gymnastics coach dies by suicide after being charged with illegal sexual conduct and human traffickingMarlene Lenthang / ABC News: Former USA gymnastics coach John Geddert dead after trafficking, assault charges filedBen Feuerherd / New York Post: Ex-US gymnastics coach John Geddert kills himself after sex assault charges
Labor Of Love
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Screw Your "Reality" Of Shit & Pain
Beet The Meatles!
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Chump-Ass Country Lacks Useful Intelligence, Common Sense
Pearl Harbor, 11 Sep't. 2001, now this crap just 20 yrs. later, after a Dep't. of Homeland Bullshit & Director of National Intelligence have been established. What & when next? Oh, maybe this. Can't fucking wait.Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
Flag Raised On Iwo, First Bush War Begins, First Mammal Cloned
Monday, February 22, 2021
De Facto Amendments Made To Dying Piece Of 18th Century Paper
It gets worse. May require using an incognito/in private tab, but worth it.
When I step back to look at the legacy of President Donald Trump, a surprising conclusion emerges: He has substantially altered the Constitution. His changes aren’t formal, of course. But his informal amendments are important. If left to stand, they threaten to make Congress an advisory body and give carte blanche to rogue presidents.
The surprising aspect of this conclusion is not that the Constitution can be informally amended. That has been the usual way of making revisions. In 1803, the Supreme Court granted itself the power to review laws and overturn them. In 1824, the states tied the electoral vote to the popular vote. Neither of those changes was inscribed on parchment or envisioned by the Founders, but today we can’t imagine our constitutional system without them.
All Three Mins. & 25 Secs. Of Descent and Touchdown On Mars From J.P.L.
George Washington Born, Golden Dome Blowed Up, Andy Warhol Dies
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Nice Round Number
"Made it Ma! Top of the world!"
On the other hand, schadenfreude is one of my favorite emotions. (I experience few.)Daniel Arkin / NBC News:The number of dead rivals the population of Atlanta or Sacramento, California. — The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 500,000 on Sunday,according to an NBC News tally - a milestone that underscores the grave threat the virus still poses nationwide even as more Americans get vaccinated.
The coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 2,462,000 people worldwide, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The death toll in the U.S. is the highest in the world, even though the country has less than 5 percent of the global population.
Saturday, February 20, 2021
A Pause In The Disaster ...
Lock & Load, Adjust Your Sights & Don't Forget To Adjust For Windage
You needn't actually kill him. He deserves to live in fear the remainder of his empty life. Scare him just enough he never opens his yap or appears in public again (until the subpoenas start coming).Alayna Treene / Axios:Trump to speak at CPAC next week — Former President Trump will speak at next week's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) conference in Florida, his first public appearance since leaving office, a source with direct knowledge tells Axios.Maggie Haberman / New York Times: Trump Schedules Address Before CPAC Next Sunday
One Lies, The Other Swears To It
Or, Takes One To Know One
Demented delusional dimwit Hoft questioning anyone's mental capacity is pretty rich.‘Never before’ has the leader of the free world been ‘so cognitively compromised’ — It is clear US President Joe Biden is not up to the task he has been “sworn in to do”, according to Sky News host Cory Bernardi. “Never before has the leader of the free world been so cognitively compromised …
Friday, February 19, 2021
Copernicus Born, Iwo Invaded, Smokey Also Born, Ozzy Arrested
Thursday, February 18, 2021
These People Live Among You
Mental Illness, Religion, Idolatry, "Prophecy" & The Usual Fascist/White Nationalist Suspects
Ethics? People who lie about the existence of a Big Damn Fairy in the Sky in order to exploit sucker-ass chumps have no fucking ethics.Perched on a cream-colored armchair, Johnny Enlow, a 61-year-old, California-based Pentecostal pastor with short-cropped gray hair, a trim beard and Tom Selleck-style mustache, looked into the camera and prophesied that Donald Trump would become president again.
Not in 2024. In 2021.
“The January 20 inauguration date doesn’t really mean anything,” Enlow said in the January 29 video, which has gotten north of 100,000 views on YouTube. According to Enlow, more than 100 other “credible” Christian prophets around the world had likewise declared that Trump, somehow, would be restored to power soon.
Indeed, Enlow was not alone out on that limb. Greg Locke, a Nashville pastor with a massive social media following, said after Trump’s loss that he would “100 percent remain president of the United States for another term.” Kat Kerr, a pink-haired preacher from Jacksonville, Florida, declared repeatedly last month that Trump had won the election “by a landslide” and that God had told her he would serve for eight years. In his video, Enlow went further. “There’s not going to be just Trump coming back,” he said. “There’s going to be at least two more Trumps that will be in office in some way.” Donald Trump, he proclaimed elsewhere, was “the primary government leader on Planet Earth.”
Yet even Brown admits these measures will go only so far, given the extent to which the evangelical church has become entwined with Trump’s strain of politics. “How did we become so politicized?” he wonders. “How did so many of us end up with an almost a cultlike devotion to a leader, compromise our ethics for a seat at the table and drape the Gospel in an American flag?”
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Pharoah's House Crashes: No Power, No Heat, No Water, No Future
Alex Samuels / The Texas Tribune:Stop dripping your faucets: Texas officials say the state's water supply is at risk — After enduring multiple days of freezing temperatures and Texans dripping faucets to prevent frozen pipes from bursting, cities across the state warned Wednesday that water levels are dangerously low, and it may be unsafe to drink.Anna Caplan / Dallas Morning News: Boil water notice includes northern Fort Worth, Southlake, other cities; restaurants must close
More On Mars
Somewhat Less Dull Than Yesterday
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
State Of The Nation
Fuck every one of these shitheaded morons, in every one of their orifices. Y'hear that? I said FUCK YOU!!Ronald J. Hansen / Arizona Republic:Rep. Debbie Lesko says Americans, not Hispanics, need vaccine first; draws outrage — Rep. Debbie Lesko said Hispanics are “very good workers” but implied they are not Americans in comments she made last week during a congressional hearing on vaccine distribution plans.Alan Ryland / POLITICUSUSA: Arizona Republican Suggests Hispanics Are “Good Workers” But Not American CitizensJohn M. Donnelly / Roll Call:Pentagon report reveals inroads white supremacists have made in military — A soldier in the Florida National Guard who co-founded a murderous fascist group was chatting with a fellow white supremacist in the extremist “Iron March” online forum in 2016 when the guard member made a remarkable statement.Keydra Manns / Yahoo Finance:Sen. Tim Scott says Trump is the 'one person I don't blame' for Capitol attack — The South Carolina senator says Trump is simply not responsible for the protest that left five dead — Many Americans blame former president Donald Trump for the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol but his supporters …
Dullest Day Ever In History?
Monday, February 15, 2021
[You Ready Grandma]It might be illegal, but top employers from around the country, including Walmart, Amazon, Kroger, Home Depot, and FedEx have started asking interviewees the screening question: “Who won the 2020 election?”The corporate decision to ask such a question comes after companies realized that candidates who know how to properly process and understand reality make for much better employees.“Basic reasoning skills are inherently beneficial when working at Kroger stores,” CEO William Rodney McMullen stated. “The last thing we want is for the employees stocking our shelves to start building a wall of canned garbanzo beans while yelling at non-white customers to ‘go back to whatever aisle they came from, and to keep out of aisle 26!'”Several individuals have already filed lawsuits against many of these Fortune 500 companies, but judges have yet to rule in their favor; instead, out of pity, they’ve suggested that plaintiffs file an insanity plea to help them not have to pay the legal fees during their unemployment.
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Or, To Coin A Phrase, Why Bother?
Geeze, why stretch it out another 50 yrs. (if you're lucky)? Beat the crowd, get out now.'What's the Point?' Young People's Despair Deepens as Covid-19 Crisis Drags On — Experts paint a grim picture of the struggle with lockdown isolation — a “mental health pandemic” that should be treated as seriously as containing the coronavirus. — Life seemed promising last year to Philaé Lachaux, a 22-year-old business student in France who dreamed of striking out on her own in the live music industry. But the onset of the pandemic, leading to the loss of her part-time job as a waitress, sent her back to live at her family home. Now, struggling to envision a future after months of restrictions, Ms. Lachaux says that loneliness and despair seep in at night. “I look at the ceiling, I feel a lump in my throat,” she said. “I’ve never had so many suicidal thoughts.” “The pandemic feels like a big stop in our lives,” she added. “One that puts us so low that I wonder, ‘What’s the point?’” With curfews, closures and lockdowns in European countries set to drag into the spring or even the summer, mental health professionals are growing increasingly alarmed about the deteriorating mental state of young people, who they say have been among the most badly affected by a world with a foreshortened sense of the future.
(Sixties) Musical Notes From All Over (Southern California)
[Don't bother, it's all here.]Lawyers for the founding members of the 1960s band The Turtles allege in a lawsuit filed overnight in Los Angeles that Sony Music owes royalties for sampling the group’s instrumental “Buzz Saw” in a D-Nice rap hit featured in a recent TV spot for Ford’s F-150 truck.
Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman — known as Flo & Eddie of The Turtles — contend that in 1990, Zomba Recording Corp. entered into an agreement with the duo’s company FEI for sampling use of the 1968 R&B instrumental “Buzz Saw” in “Call Me D-Nice,” a track recorded by D-Nice — the stage name of rapper, producer and DJ Derrick Jones.
Part of the agreement allegedly specified that if the D-Nice track — which was a rap hit in 1990 — were to be used in commercials, “the parties agree to negotiate a fee,” according to the suit, which states that Sony assumed the rights to Zomba and the D-Nice recording in 2011.
Sony — which has offices in Los Angeles — licensed “Call Me D-Nice” last year to Ford Motor Company for the F-150 spot, according to the lawsuit.
“Although defendant Sony entered into negotiations with Ford … for the use of the D-Nice recording in the commercial, Sony failed to negotiate with FEI in any manner whatsoever as to the fee for the commercial, as specified in the agreement, and failed to even inform FEI that a major commercial involving Ford’s F-150 truck was `in the works,”’ the suit alleges. “Sony has never contacted FEI about the commercial whatsoever.”
The Turtles allege that by “failing to negotiate with FEI with regard to the fee for the Ford commercial, Sony has breached the agreement.”
The plaintiffs are seeking at least $100,000 in damages, plus royalties allegedly owed from sales of “Call Me D-Nice” in CD and digital form.
Senate Jury Pool
One Dead Rose That I Mean
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Sign From (Relatively) New Target
Friday, February 12, 2021
Fuck The Donor Elites
Crazy, we know, but could diplomats be appointed to ambassadorships rather than the usual nasty rich suspects?Scott Bixby / The Daily Beast:
Mars Or Bust!
20th Century Born (In 1809), N.A.A.C.P. Founded, Clinton Gets Off
And Ringo Got Hitched
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Call From The Croaker
Aaand this is why my kids’ school is closed today. Absolutely horrifying.💔🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/gPGJoCniO3— CCP IS ASSHOE (@noahsmom7) February 11, 2021
JHC😱Hey truckers, help me out here. Why are so many semis ill-prepared for this weather? They’ve caused so much death and destruction today. Don’t they get training for this???😩 Or shouldn’t they just take a day off if it’s impossible to navigate icy roads? pic.twitter.com/WyPzyAol1k— CCP IS ASSHOE (@noahsmom7) February 11, 2021
Runaway Son Of The Nuclear ...
Ain't got time to make no apology!CNN:Military officials were unaware of potential danger to Pence's ‘nuclear football’ during Capitol riot — Chilling new security footage shows Pence and family rushed to safety — (CNN)Military officials overseeing the authorization process to launch nuclear weapons were unaware on January 6 …Ryan Pickrell / Insider: Impeachment trial video shows Mike Pence rushing from the Capitol with a ‘nuclear football’ close behind as rioters stormed the building
Thursday's Trashy Tramp
Obviously mentally "disordered".Martin Gould / Daily Mail:EXCLUSIVE: Embattled QAnon congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘openly cheated’ on her husband of 25 years with a polyamorous tantric sex guru and then moved on to another affair with the manager at her gym — Marjorie Taylor Greene had affairs with tantric sex guru Craig Ivey …
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Scum Of The American Earth
At Least 9 Far-Right Insurrectionists Have A History Of Violence Against WomenA HuffPost investigation found that multiple men arrested for the U.S. Capitol insurrection have restraining orders against them over domestic violence accusations. Others have faced charges and served prison time for sexual assault.
Death Of A Salesman Opens, Abel/Powers Exchange, Dylan Drops The Times They Are A Changin', Tyson Convicted
Miniatures For Meeces
Mysterious miniature buildings have popped up on streets across Europe, built for mice by a secret organisation 🐭— BBC World Service (@bbcworldservice) January 10, 2021
More videos from the World Service: https://t.co/N6gEyNR41c pic.twitter.com/VwDXPsIqTT