Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Prank Of The Day

Is it still 1968 to these chumps? Note " ...pictures of Chairman Mao ..."
BREAKING: Pro-Antifa High School Teacher in California Admits Communist Indoctrination of Students ... ‘I Have 180 Days to Turn Them into Revolutionaries’ ... Other Teachers ‘on the Same Page’ ... ‘There is a Reason Why These Kids are Becoming Further Left’  — Gabriel Gipe, AP Government Teacher …
Or 1951?
They're are all such liars they don't realize when they've been chumped.

This Tuesday's Terror

Gregory Yee / Los Angeles Times:
Forest Service officials confirm all California national forests to temporarily close  —  All of California's national forests will be closed beginning late Tuesday.  —  The closures will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday and stay in place until the same time on Sept. 17 …

Monday, August 30, 2021

Jah Weeds The Garden Of Irony:
"The Bottom Line Is That
My Lungs Are Not Functioning”

Almost didn't listen to this, assuming it to be a complaint about reefer quality; turns out to be pertinent as hell to recent "departures" of certain loud-mouthed (& over-amplified) jerkwads who thought or pretended or imagined they knew more than the rational world about the plague.
The schaden could not freude itself any better, could it? Another one, who hasn't been noted in this space.
Robert David Steele, a former CIA officer turned conspiracy theorist who claimed to be the first person to call COVID-19 a hoax, has died from COVID-19.

Steele, who was among the earliest QAnon promoters and helped the conspiracy theory move from the fringes of the internet into the mainstream, was hospitalized with symptoms of COVID-19 earlier this month. But he continued to spread anti-vaccine and COVID-denial conspiracy theories until the end.

“I will not take the vaccination, though I did test positive for whatever they’re calling ‘COVID’ today, but the bottom line is that my lungs are not functioning,” Steele wrote in his final blog post on August 17, accompanied by a picture of him hooked up to what appears to be a ventilator.

“We will never be the same because now we know that we’ve all been lied to about everything,” Steele added. “But, now we also know that we can trust each other. I’m alive today because I had a network that put me into a good hospital in Florida.”

And a Covidjit to the bitter end. They lied to him about everything. So long, sucker.

The Tommy Udo Solution

If nutjob cranks like this bozo can threaten bloodshed w/ impunity & a pathetic spokesweasel denial, there's no reason I can't embed a classic film noir clip again, is there?

Rep. Cawthorn talks of 'bloodshed' over future elections as he pushes voting lies

Rep. Madison Cawthorn

Washington (CNN) — Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn on Sunday suggested there could be "bloodshed" over future elections as he pushed false claims about election security and voter fraud.

Speaking at a North Carolina county GOP event, Cawthorn repeated the lie about US election systems being "rigged" and "stolen," something he said would "lead to one place, and that's bloodshed" if it continued.
"And I will tell you, as much as I am willing to defend our liberty at all costs, there's nothing that I would dread doing more than having to pick up arms against a fellow American. And the way that we can have recourse against that is if we all passionately demand that we have election security in all 50 states," the North Carolina Republican continued.
    There is no evidence of mass voter fraud, as Republican election officials around the country and Trump-appointed former Attorney General William Barr have acknowledged.
      But as GOP lawmakers have embraced former President Donald Trump's election lies, US intelligence agencies believe that the "narratives of fraud in the recent general election" and "the emboldening impact of the violent breach of the US Capitol" will "almost certainly" spur domestic extremists to try to engage in additional acts of violence this year, according to the unclassified summary of a new joint assessment released earlier this year.
        Cawthorn spokesman Luke Ball told CNN in a statement Monday, "Congressman Cawthorn is CLEARLY advocating for violence not to occur over election integrity questions."
        "He fears others would erroneously choose that route and strongly states that election integrity issues should be resolved peacefully and never through violence," Ball said.
          Cawthorn's comments Sunday contradict his earlier concession that there was no fraud in the 2020 election after he voted to sustain the objection to electoral votes from Arizona and Pennsylvania when Congress met to certify then President-elect Joe Biden's victory. On Sunday, Cawthorn said that "anybody who tells you that Joe Biden was dutifully elected is lying to you."
          "Yes, I think I would say that the election was not fraudulent," he told CNN in January.
          "You know, the Constitution allowed for us to be able to push back as much as we could and I did that to the amount of the constitutional limits that I had at my disposal. So now I would say that Joseph R. Biden is our president," he added at the time.
            Ball maintained Monday that "Congressman Cawthorn's views on the 2020 election have remained consistent."
            "He raised objections to electors from several states in January because he had severe concerns about how the elections were conducted and how laws were changed last-minute to favor Democrats," he said.

            Chicken Butt Upsetter

            Saturday, August 28, 2021

            Florida: Not Bodies Piling Up, A Different Idiocy

            There's at least one car-to-car shooting a wk. in sunny Southern California, & I'm probably being generous. Florida, however, puts a new twist on that sort of thing.

            Man and woman hospitalized after shooting between boat and jet skis on St. Johns River, deputies say

            ASTOR, Fla. — A man and a woman were shot after an altercation between people on a boat and jet skis on the St. Johns River on Saturday, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

            The shooting occurred around 4:35 p.m. in the area of the Midway Marina.

            SEE: Tesla on autopilot crashes into FHP cruiser on I-4

            Lake County deputies responded along with deputies from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

            The two people who were shot in the incident were airlifted to a hospital for treatment with life-threating [sic] injuries, deputies said.

            Deputies said three people are in custody, including one person who was taken to a hospital for medical issues.

            The shooting is currently under investigation and no other details were released.

            READ: ‘I killed the devil’: Polk County man shoots grandmother in neck, investigators say

            Channel 9 has a crew working to gather more information and will have a [sic] on-going coverage on Eyewitness News.

            Phrase Of The Day: "Lungs Stiffen"

            Loudmouths getting very sick &/or dying has been going on around here for a couple of wks. since 29 July, at least. (Too lazy to scroll any further back. Might not even have arsed myself for this one, but "lungs stiffen" sold me on the effort.)
            Josephine Harvey / Yahoo News
            Texas Anti-Mask ‘Freedom Rally’ Organizer Fighting For His Life With COVID-19  —  A Texas man who helped organize protests against pandemic restrictions is fighting for his life after being hospitalized for nearly a month with COVID-19, the San Angelo Standard-Times reported.
            John Cole / Balloon Juice:   NO RAGRETS  —  Aww, that's too bad … Every day there's another story about one of these fucking idiots who not only killed themselves, but probably helped kill hundreds if not thousands of others and prevented us from reaching herd immunity and damned us to an eternal endemic, and my general attitude any more is “Fuck them we’re better off without them.” If these assholes had lived they’d be spewing bullshit about something else, fighting stem cell research or calling global warming a myth or some other fucked up nonsense that would make life worse for everyone.
            Four wks. is a helluva learning curve, big talkin' buffoons. Think of your families watching you die a slow, agonizing & probably preventable death. Even I, a cold-hearted s.o.b., sympathize w/ the selfish bastard's suffering wife.
            “He’s not doing good. It’s not looking in our favor,” she said. “His lungs are stiff due to the fibrosis. They called and said they’ve run out of options for him and asked if I would consent to a do not resuscitate. And it would be up to us when to stop treatments.

            “My heart just can’t. I can’t imagine my life without him.”

            Friday, August 27, 2021

            Friday Freak Out!

            Something from six yrs. ago refers to something that was then 29 yrs. past. Makes it 35 yrs. old.

            Frank Zappa, Prophet: “America Moving Towards A Fascist Theocracy”

            Not to mention:
            *All premonitions continuing to come true.
            Slap on the cans (earbuds, you young'ns) for this'n.
            And, 50 yrs. ago,

            Revisit Frank Zappa's controversial live album 'Fillmore East' 50 years on

            from a possibly English person who just doesn't get it. I believe the expression is "Lighten up, Francis." 

            Best track:
            Also good.
            Released as a single under the name "Junier Mintz".

            Let's Hassle The Pukes

            Apparently a collection of cretins will be protesting "COVID-19 vaccine mandates" in Santa Monica this Sunday.
            Billed as a “worldwide rally for freedom” and a “rally against medical tyranny,” the midday Sunday event will be held a week after hundreds of people gathered at Santa Monica’s Tongva Park for a similar protest. There were no reports of violence during that gathering — a sharp contract to a protest in downtown Los Angeles a week earlier that was marred by fistfights and a stabbing.
            Get out there & demonstrate how fucking sick & tired we are of their ruining things for rational beings. I mean it. I'm calling for physical violence against these morons. And if armed thugs from the Santa Monica P.D. attempt to protect them, they're the enemy too, deal w/ them accordingly. See how they try to repress speech & expression?
            In an effort to prevent violent outbreaks, the Santa Monica City Council adopted an emergency ordinance this week barring people from bringing certain types of items to public protests, assemblies or community events. The list of banned items includes plastic pipes, baseball bats, aerosol sprays, weapons, glass bottles, chains longer than 20 inches, metal containers, shields, gas masks, helmets, body armor, bricks and rocks.
            And if you see anyone w/o a mask, break their nose. This shit can't continue, & if the people have to deal w/ it, we will. 

            Trump-style ("And after this, we're going to walk down — and I'll be there with you — we're going to walk down ... to the Capitol ...") I'm afraid this reporter won't be anywhere near Santa Monica midday Sunday, on general principles & 'cause there are both Dodger & Raider games on the telly at 1300. Beat on one of those Covidiots for me, though, Anti-Fascists.

            Three Words: "So Far Escaped"

            In the midst of a severe drought, there were 14 large fires statewide in California Thursday, including a blaze that erupted Wednesday in Southern California, which has so far escaped wildfires on the scale of those that have plagued the north all summer.
            Never been gladder to live in the concrete jungle.

            Thursday, August 26, 2021

            Plus Ça Change ...

            Fourteen+ yrs. ago when I started this mess I was worried about a shortage of Caramel Frappuccinos®.
            Now, back to the original purpose of this run-on mess, which, as you may remember, is entitled: "A Trip to the Store."

            Is the Caramel Frappuccino no more? Did the shitheels at Starbucks decide to remove this most delectable (for Starbucks) concoction from the free market without public announcement, or requesting my permission? All I know is I've seen none of it on our nation's shelves for the last couple weeks.

            My advice to those of you who like to pay through the nose for coffee & similar fare is The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (& not because they're ampersand fans). But don't bother visiting the one on Beverly Blvd. (north side, between Fairfax & La Brea) during Shabbat.

            Well, my suffering is never-ending, from the awesome (& awful) to the trivial: Can't get any caramel now either

            Why fucking bother indeed?

            Biden Must Resign After Terror Attacks In U.S.

            Attacks on Americans!! The horror!Oh no, another attack on the innocent! Biden must resign immediately, & maybe commit ritual seppuku on the White House lawn!!
            A man killed by Redondo Beach police Wednesday night randomly targeted people on the pier in a hail of gunfire, authorities said a day after the shootings.

            Police officers from across the South Bay raced to the Redondo Beach Pier about 8:20 p.m. after a flood of 911 calls reported an active shooter firing at peoplein the shopping and dining hot spot.

            Once there, they found a teenage boy and his relative, both of whom had been shot in their lower torsos. The two were taken to a nearby trauma center and were listed in stable condition Thursday morning with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, according to investigators.

            Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide investigators said the victims were on the pier when a man walked past them and then pulled out a firearm and began indiscriminately shooting.

            The gunfire sent bystanders running and others dropping to the ground and lying prone on the pier.

            Joe Granda had just sat down with his brother for dinner at Tony’s on the Pier when they heard about five sharp cracks. His brother thought someone was setting off firecrackers, but Granda knew what the sounds were.

            Everyone in the restaurant ducked under their tables, he said.

            About five to 10 minutes later, Granda said he saw police swarm the pier and take up positions on the roofs of nearby restaurants and other establishments.

            He said he saw a man he believes was the shooter hurtle over a railing and onto rocks below the pier, with officers in pursuit.

            He said he then heard roughly five gunshots and saw the man stumble.

            Police said they tried to get the man, who was standing atop massive boulders on the shoreline, to surrender. The man was armed with both a handgun and a knife and ultimately was struck in the upper torso by police gunfire, authorities said.

            “From what I can tell, this was a legitimate active shooter, and we were very lucky we don’t have any deaths as a result,” Redondo Beach Chief Keith Kauffman said.

            The suspect, who was described only as a man in his 30s, did not seem to know the people he had fired on, sheriff’s Lt. Brandon Dean said. “It was indiscriminate shooting.”

            "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes ..."

            Big Sky, big smoke.

            Soaking In It? You're Drenched!

            Mike Stunson / Miami Herald:
            Ivermectin exposure calls rising, Texas Poison Center says  —  The Texas Poison Center Network has received dozens of calls this month about people exposed to ivermectin, an animal dewormer some are using for COVID-19 treatment.  —  But the drug, which is flying off the shelves in many parts …
            How does it work? In your mouth, to coin a phrase.

            Valbazen 15 ml Sheep/Goat Oral Drench Gun

            by Simcro

            Wednesday, August 25, 2021

            A Reminder About Italians

            Vaffanculo both, you pin-dicked wop-a-dago losers. Get some psychological help, too. Th' fuck's wrong w/ y'all?
            “Staff rolled their eyes over the constant dick-swinging. Everyone knows the principals are assholes and just goes on with day-to-day business.”

            — An aide to former Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), quoted by The Hill, on the feud Cuomo had with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

            At least we can call them what they are these days.
            Gotta love how virtually all humanoid activity & existence can be summed up w/ a few four-letter insults. What a fucking species!

            [Political Wire]


            Andrew Romano / Yahoo News:
            Florida is the only state where more people are dying of COVID now than ever before.  What went wrong?  —  A few months ago, Gov. Ron DeSantis, Republican of Florida, declared his hands-off approach to COVID-19 “  —  a tremendous success.  ” Politico announced that he had “  —  won the pandemic.
            Dan Levin / New York Times:
            In Florida, the pandemic is worse now than it has ever been before.  —  More people in Florida are catching the coronavirus, being hospitalized and dying of Covid-19 now than at any previous point in the pandemic, underscoring the perils of limiting public health measures as the Delta variant rips through the state.
            Uh, lemme guess ... Republicans vieing for the 2024 Presidential nomination?

            Florida, In The Year Two Of The
            Never-Ending Plague

            Michelle Meredith / WFLA-TV:
            Bodies stacked to the ceiling as COVID-19 surge creates backlog at Florida funeral homes, crematories  —  WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (WESH) — At West Side Crematory in Winter Garden, they're overwhelmed with the remains of people that need to be cremated.  —  There's an influx of bodies like they’ve never seen, worse than the first wave of COVID-19. The area where bodies are stored prior to being cremated is stacked to the ceiling. The staff is working day and night to honor the dead. 

            WESH 2 called 20 funeral homes and crematories and many were too busy to be part of our story. Some were too busy to even talk on the phone. One funeral director said that in a 30-minute period where he talked to his partner, four new cases came in. 

            Mike Marchetti, the area manager for Newcomer Funeral Homes, says as much as they don’t want to, sometimes they have to delay meetings with families and delay funerals because they only have so much staff [sic] . 

            “So the family comes in and they say we would like to have the funeral on Friday and we have to tell them ‘I’m sorry we can’t accommodate a funeral on Friday because our schedule is full,” Marchetti said.
            Interesting that two of my favorite comedy groups were both on the plague a good fifty yrs. ago. No future, baby.

            Nation Of Sheep Drench

            You knew it was coming. (Have we already done this? Not w/ the study guides.)
            Warning from the Manufacturer

            COVID-19 ALERT CONCERNING DURVET IVERMECTIN PRODUCTS: WARNING! A number of Durvet products including Duramectin Equine Dewormer, Ivermectin Equine Dewormer, Ivermectin Sheep Drench, Ivermectin Pour On, Ivermectin Injection and Ivermectin Plus Injection contain the anti-parasite ingredient Ivermectin. Despite media reports that Ivermectin could potentially be used to treat people with COVID-19, these products are not safe or approved for human use, which could cause severe personal injury or death.

            Also: Don't kill Rover:
            PRECAUTIONS: Ivermectin (ivermectin) Sheep Drench has been formulated for use in sheep only. This product should not be used in other animal species as severe adverse reactions, including fatalities in dogs, may result.
            And there's a difference between pharmaceutical (approved for humanoids) & veterinary (bovines, caprines, ovines only) ivermectin. You stupid jerks!

            Today In Images

            21st Century Forbidden Zone:



            Read & enjoy.
            Shae, respectfully, go and fuck yourself into a hole and then ask your 10k followers to fill it in. My brother needs prayers, he’s in pretty rough shape. You probably know that better than me. My family isn’t giving me much information because they are afraid I’ll spill the beans and tell the truth.

            They’re brainwashed by “alternate facts” now, so I don’t speak for them. But between me, you and all of our assorted “followers” I am praying that you shut the hell up and fuck off. Go get the vaccine. Or at least be honest and let your flock know that the “choice” they are making is between effective scientifically backed preventative medicine, or choking on a vent while their friends and colleagues hide their condition and some insufferable penis looking fuckstick uses their name to beg for prayers and MAGA points.

            I believe in freedom of choice, and so I hope that you and the rest of your death cult get exactly what you apparently want so badly. If that’s the choice you’re making, I hope that you can enjoy every moment of gasping for breath while your chief of staff issues a statement that you are ‘tired but in good spirits’. I hope you get the full satisfaction of seeing your family weep on FaceTime while you stubbornly and needlessly die for a delusional 4chan ideology. If that’s your choice, I want that for you. Thoughts and prayers, you fucking piece of shit.


            Rise & Suck!

            Awoke at the crack of 1300 to tell you rat bastards up which hole to shove your goddam bullshit.

            Monday, August 23, 2021

            Hatin' on America: Fans Of The Taliban

            Supporters of far-right extremist movements in the United States applauded the Taliban after the group’s takeover of Afghanistan, cheering the development as an existential defeat of Western powers they believe are responsible for perceived declines in society. Some went so far as to frame the US defeat in the nation as a goal for their own movements to aspire toward.


            The Taliban and US far-right extremists are aligned on some but not all aspects of their political agenda, including the downgrading of women in the social order, hostility toward LGBTQ people, opposition to abortion, and support for a fundamentalist religious government. Both view the social progress of Western societies as the driver of cultural and political collapse and seek to foment deep resentment against the private and government entities and figures they believe to be responsible for that collapse. For these extremist movements, opposition to the structures of Western society can form the basis of ideological solidarity and make for what can seem like unlikely bedfellows.

            Rooting for violent groups opposing US interests in the region is not particularly new for right-wing extremists in the United States, who often oscillate between vocalizing hate toward Muslims at large and nominally supporting religiously motivated extremist organizations in the nations within which they operate. The Southern Poverty Law Center published video footage from 2017 of US-based neo-Nazis participating in a book burning while positively cheering “white Afghanistan” and “white Sharia.”
            So their deepest belief is that dickwads w/ guns should be running things, at gunpoint, ideology & religion be damned? So much for Western civilization.

            [DFRLab @AtlanticCouncil’s Digital Forensic Research Lab.]
            Whoa there! Isn't "The Atlantic Council" more or less the definition of the "Deep State"? Take w/a grain of salt.

            News In Spanish

            Capybaras invade exclusive neighborhood!Two new fires in Greece, w/ strong winds.

            Non-Aggression Pact Signed, People Killed & Die

            Just a reminder: That pact lsted less than two yrs. And Hitler & Stalin were probably more trustworthy than Trump or the Taliban.

            Sunday, August 22, 2021

            Cheez-It®, The Cops!!

            Last of about 10 that whipped by westbound on Third Street, all at speed w/ lights & siren, w/in a minute or two.
            No idea what was up. Probably nothing, unless it was something like this, two Sundays ago. Hmm. Traditional Sunday rumbles? Whatever it was was on beyond Western Avenue.

            Study Guide For Previous Item

            Released 7 October 1961:
            1965:Probably 20 September 1966:
            11 November 1966:December 1967 or January 1968:

            Surrender Now To The Forces Of Intergalactic Pumice

            Why Fucking Bother?

            Cassady Rosenblum / New York Times:
            ‘Lying Flat’: Tired Workers Are Opting Out of Careers and Capitalism  —  Ms. Rosenblum is a writer who recently quit her job as a producer at “Here & Now,” a National Public Radio news program, and is living with her parents in West Virginia.  —  In China this April, a 31-year-old former factory worker named Luo Huazhong drew the curtains and crawled into bed. Then he posted a picture of himself there to the Chinese website Baidu along with a message: “Lying Flat Is Justice.” 

            “Lying flat is my sophistic movement,” Mr. Luo wrote, tipping his hat to Diogenes the Cynic, a Greek philosopher who is said to have lived inside a barrel to criticize the excesses of Athenian aristocrats. On Chinese social media, Mr. Luo’s manifesto, and his assertion that he has a “right to choose a slow lifestyle” of reading, exercising and doing odd jobs to get by, quickly went viral. Sympathizers shared versions of a belief that is gaining global resonance: Work has become intolerable. Rest is resistance.
            Look, I know you're tired (I'm almost 68. I'm fucking exhausted.) but get up, stand up, & kill your bosses & landlords, you pathetic wage-slaves. No one will save you from your submissive selves.


            Last chance to bite the hand that doesn't feed me, for a month or so. Used to be longer, but people keep quitting. Can't imagine why. Buncha lyin' crooks, like everyone else in this world of shit & pain.

            Saturday, August 21, 2021

            End Comes At Last For Long-Suffering Anti-Vaccination Radio Nitwit

            Previously (almost a month ago):

            ‘I’m at Breaking Point’: Radio Host Who Regrets Mocking Vaccines Is ‘Fighting for His Life’

            Ooops. Y'know, this reporter may be as crazy as two loons, but he's not an absolute cretin like the late Mr. Valentine.

            Saturday's Shitheel

            Elevating The Discourse

            Two words, kids: Steroid abuse. Two more words: Oxygen deprivation. Obsessive working out (of all one's "issues") sends blood to the muscles, not the brain, where some people really need it. 

            Adventures In Web-Logging

             The weekend is here! Why not go back to sleep for a couple more hours? We'll wait for you.

            Friday, August 20, 2021

            Fri. Freak-Out

            Angry earworm.
            Bonus track:
            Special Deluxe Edition Added Bonus Track:
            Padded version: