Saturday, December 31, 2022

2022 In Review

All I know or care about is that I'm still alive, beating millions of you dipshit morons. Everything else was complete bullshit about which I couldn't possibly care any fucking less, & I am resolved to care even fucking less in 2023.

Friday, December 30, 2022

Yr.-End Lists

Things I Like:
1. Murder.

Things I Don't Like:
1. Earthlings & other humanoids.

Friday Finger ...

... And Fuck The Troops

Also the war crimes & murdering civilians & stuff. The above is from 2010 or before, so make it 60 yrs. since any actual threats. Hell, considering the violent domestic extremists & terrorists in the military, these welfare queens are probably the greatest actual threat to these United Snakes.

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

TIL: Estiércol De Vaca

El artista siberiano Mijaíl Bopposov ha marcado el nuevo año con una enorme escultura de un conejo, hecha enteramente de estiércol de vaca congelado.
I couldn't figure what a cow had to w/ a rabbit sculpture until I discovered that estiércol de vaca congelado means frozen cow patty, or iced meadow muffin. More proof that everything's made of shit, I s'pose.

Whoops!! One More For The Big List

Walter "Wolfman" Washington has shuffled off this mortal coil. 79's a pretty good run.
The List. And the AP's videos of the dead.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Fuck You & Wage-Slavery Too

Retirees Are One Reason the Fed Has Given Up on a Big Worker Rebound  —  Workers are in short supply three years into the pandemic job market rebound, and officials increasingly think they aren't coming back.  —  Alice Lieberman had planned to work for a few more years as a schoolteacher …
.Maybe a few people have finally wised up that work is for chumps. Don't be a sucker. Tell your boss where to shove it!

Monday, December 26, 2022

Clusterfuck In Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Over 1,000 senior Israeli air force veterans, including a former Israeli chief of staff, on Monday urged the country’s top legal officials to stand tough against the incoming government.

In a letter to the chief of Israel’s Supreme Court and other top officials, they said the alliance of religious and ultranationalist parties threatens Israel’s future. The letter was delivered days before the new government is to take office.

“We come from all strata of society and from across the political spectrum,” the letter said. “What we have in common today is the fear that the democratic state of Israel is in danger.”

It called the legal officials “the final line of defense” and implored them to “do everything in your reach to stop the disaster that is affecting the country.”

Among the nearly 1,200 signatories were Dan Halutz, who served as military chief from 2005-2007; Avihu Ben-Nun, a former commander of the air force and Amos Yadlin, a former head of military intelligence. All three are former fighter pilots.

Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his ultra-Orthodox and far-right partners captured a parliamentary majority in Nov. 1 elections.

While they have not yet completed coalition negotiations, Netanyahu has reached a series of deals that would grant his far-right partners authority over the national police force and settlement construction in the occupied West Bank.

They are promoting legislation to allow a politician who spent time in prison in a bribery case to serve as a Cabinet minister while on probation for a separate conviction on tax offenses. They also are expected to promote a series of changes in the legal system that critics say will weaken the judiciary and potentially dismiss criminal charges against Netanyahu.

An out & out criminal government. Way to go, Israel.


The Day After

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Here Come The Infrastructure Attacks

Three power substations in the Tacoma, Washington, area were vandalized Sunday, knocking out power to around 14,000 customers, police said.

The first substation, located in Spanaway, Washington, and belonging to Tacoma Public Utilities, was attacked around 5:30 a.m. local time, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. Nothing was stolen, but equipment was vandalized, leading to outages in the area, police said.

A second nearby TPU substation was also vandalized, police said.

A substation belonging to Puget Sound Energy was also vandalized sometime in the early morning, police said. Power went around 2:30 a.m. local time. Police were notified around 11:30 a.m., and when they arrived on the scene, they found "the fenced area was broken into and the equipment vandalized," similar to the other two substations.

No suspects are in custody and it was not immediately clear if all three substations were vandalized by the same person or people or if the attacks are related.

As of 5:30 p.m. local time, Tacoma Public Utilities said that only about 900 of the 7,300 customers who lost power were still in the dark.

The three incidents come less than a month after someone opened fire on a substation in North Carolina, knocking out power to some 45,000 people. The "deliberate" attack raised concerns about the vulnerability of the U.S. power grid to sabotage, as many substations are protected by little more than chainlink fences.

Not that the grid is very resilient anyway. The wind blows, the wires go down, the heat (or air conditioning) goes off, you freeze or boil to death.
[CBS News]

Merry Xmas To Me!

Better Late Than Never, But Never Better Late

The effing Round-Up has, at last, posted. After this reporter's patience grew thin enough (waited ten hrs.) to inquire. Being treated like the proverbial red-headed stepchild by those crooked bastards. Not enough they don't pay me, but they insult me as well.

And now, the Google crooks censor FEAR's "Fuck Christmas", which is the only possible song for this item.Tell you what, you rat bastard techbois; I'll fucking decide what the fuck is embedded on this site, & you go back to fucking your mothers. Seriously, what is the point of making a video semi-available? "You can look, just not here."
P.S.: Age-restriction? How deluded are they?

Also for this reporter's Xmas: Termite migration through the galley.
I hope this fucking dump collapses & kills everyone in it while I'm out someday. Someday soon.
69 fucking yrs. in this world of shit & pain, & this sums it all up:
Good thing I'm so fucking dead inside I can't get angry enough to do anything.

Is That All There Is?

Friday, December 23, 2022

Festive Friday Freak Out

"When they melt they start to stink ..."

After all, 'tis the reason for the Season.
Progress: In the 21st Century we have Uncle Bezos's Amazon Farm for buying & selling plastic shit.

Festive Friday Finger

Late '80s (Early '90s?) when this reporter was a corporate drone.
Note the keycard & the cheap-ass armless orange chair in the cubicle.
Fuck you, First Interstate.

Don't Worry, I'm All Over It

Kill Yourselves Already!

Exclusive: Elon Musk orders removal of Twitter suicide prevention feature, sources say  —  Twitter Inc removed a feature in the past few days that promoted suicide prevention hotlines and other safety resources to users looking up certain content, according to two people familiar with the matter
How long until we can start the direct, outright threats of harm & death? Got to be free!!

Friday Foolery
(A Day Late & A Dollar Short)

Please waste some of your precious time here. Or don't. It's not as if I'll get anything from it.

Sat 24 Dec 2022, 2037PT: Missed publishing this yesterday, as if it or anything makes the slightest bit of difference.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022


"COVID's over & masking, vaccines & lockdowns didn't work anyway."

Still On, Not Canceled Yet

Winter Is Arrived

Art Beat

Middle-Brow Boomer Culture From The AP

Another Slap In The Face

Less than 550 clicks after it's been there for hrs. 8 billion pieces of shit on this putrid planet & not even a thousand views? WHAT IS WRONG W/ YOUR SPECIES?

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Dropping Like Flies, But Still Not Enough

We Need Billions Dead, Not Mere Millions

Beijing (AFP) Crematoriums across China are straining to deal with an influx of bodies as the country battles a wave of Covid cases that authorities have said is impossible to track.

Cases are soaring across China, with hospitals struggling and pharmacy shelves stripped bare in the wake of the government's sudden decision to lift years of lockdowns, quarantines and mass testing.

The United States has warned the outbreak is now of concern to the rest of the world, given the potential for further mutations and the size of China's economy.

From the country's northeast to its southwest, crematorium workers told AFP they are struggling to keep up with a surge in deaths.

In Chongqing -- a city of 30 million where authorities this week urged people with mild Covid symptoms to go to work -- one worker told AFP their crematorium had run out of space to keep bodies.

"The number of bodies picked up in recent days is many times more than previously," a staffer who did not give their name said.

"We are very busy, there is no more cold storage space for bodies," they added.

"We are not sure (if it's related to Covid), you need to ask the leaders in charge."


It was not immediately clear whether an increase in Covid deaths was causing the backlog, and crematorium staff declined to answer questions.

The end to mandatory testing has made the toll of China's Covid surge difficult to track, with authorities last week admitting it is now "impossible" to tally how many have fallen sick.

Beijing health officials Tuesday said that only those who had directly died of respiratory failure caused by the virus would be counted under Covid death statistics.

"At present after being infected with the Omicron variant, the main cause of death remains underlying diseases," Wang Guiqiang of Peking University First Hospital told a press conference of the National Health Commission (NHC).

"Old people have other underlying conditions, only a very small number die directly of respiratory failure caused by infection with Covid," they added.

"We are not avoiding the dangers of Covid. At the same time we need to assess Covid's dangers in a scientific manner."

The US State Department said Monday the surge was now a matter of international concern.

"We know that any time the virus is spreading, that it is in the wild, that it has the potential to mutate and to pose a threat to people everywhere," State Department spokesman Ned Price said.

"The toll of the virus is of concern to the rest of the world given the size of China's GDP, given the size of China's economy," he added.

© 2022 AFP

Can not wait until the next deadly mutation hits these shores. As well as the next shortages of everything. Enjoy Xmas, the New Year is probably not going to be happy at all.

Today In Absurdity

Law Enforcement Officers Spread Holiday Cheer with Hospital Visits

This reporter assumed it would be some fat deputy in a shitty Santa suit, & would probably scare children, rather than cheer them. Not even.
Law enforcement agencies throughout Riverside County began a two-day “Holiday Cheer” campaign in the Coachella Valley Tuesday, parading around hospitals in patrol units with lights and sirens in an effort to lift the spirits of staff and patients.
In what world is oinkers cruising your parking lot while spewing pollutants into the atmosphere & adding to noise & light pollution "cheering"? I'd think it would irritate, if not frighten patients. Fucking police have absolutely no idea,
do they?

This might've been acceptable.
Special thanks to Officer Jarrod for sitting in my Police Go Kart
at the Knoxville Car Cruise today Aug. 27, 2016.
Because this reporter is prejudiced, he was worried about crediting Galesburg (Tennessee, baby) Dirt Kart. Scrolled down a bit & this was the only non-Go Kart item:
So much for assumptions.

No One Cares, Myself Included

More time, effort & vital life energy wasted. Don't send them money, I'll never see it. Send it to me, care of General Delivery, Los Angeles, Calif.

Monday, December 19, 2022

American Coot?

Dunno squat about birds, but I idly guessed this was a coot, & I was probably right.
Coot in action/at work.

Merry Effin' Nuffin

One more go-round at the Round-Up; s/b here barring technical diffculties humanoid fuck-ups.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Sad Sunday Suckitude

L.A.'s favorite feline was no longer a spring chicken & apparently the recent victim of a car, after 12 yrs. in Griffith Park.
Digby linked to a nice memory from Beth Pratt of the National Wildlife Federation.

Looked alright in January.

Pope Cancels Priest For "Blasphemy"

Cancel My Subscription To The Resurrection

That pope dude has some fucking nerve, doesn't he? I mean, who died & left him in charge? Oh, right, Jesus. Anyway, the fake news weenies are exercised, & probably should be exorcised.
Vatican dismisses Father Frank Pavone from priesthood  —  Father Frank Pavone, a well-known pro-life activist and national director of the organization Priests for Life, has been dismissed from the clerical state for “blasphemous communications on social media” and “persistent disobedience …

I Was Just “Aborted”

New York Times:
Vatican Removes Anti-Abortion Activist From the Priesthood  —  Frank Pavone's work has led to clashes over the years with some Catholic leaders.  —  A well-known Catholic priest and incendiary leader of the anti-abortion movement was removed from the priesthood by the Vatican …

Fake News Round-Up

Jon Levine / New York Post:
No idea what to say beyond "And ...?"

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Time Oozes On

This reporter's parental units were married (to each other) seventy-five yrs. ago today. Downhill ever since.

Peru, Part II

Supporters of ousted Peruvian President Pedro Castillo hold puppets depicting President of
Congress Jose Williams, from left, Attorney General Patricia Benavides and Peru's new
President Dina Boluarte, during a protest in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022.
A Peruvian judge on Thursday ordered Castillo to remain in custody for 18 months,
approving a request from authorities for time to build their rebellion case against him.
(AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Honeymoon's over.
In impoverished rural areas, though, fierce protests are showing no signs of abating amid anger over the removal of Castillo, who was Peru’s first president with Indigenous heritage. Long overlooked peasant farmers and others remain unwilling to give up on their demand that he be released from prison, where he is being held while under investigation for rebellion.

Despite Boluarte’s own humble roots in the Andes, in her home region many are calling her a traitor.

“She is an opportunist. She has easily entered the government palace, but whose job was it,” Rolando Yupanqui said after the funeral of one of the at least 14 people who have died from injuries suffered in clashes with security forces. “People are upset here. Do you think that people go out on the streets for fun?”

Yupanqui said Castillo, who lived in a two-story, adobe home before moving to the neo-baroque presidential palace in the capital, Lima, had visited his community of Andahuaylas and “was just like us.” As for Boluarte, he said, “We’ve never met the lady.”

Get up, stand up, yada. Part I.

Friday, December 16, 2022

San Ber'doo, Part II

Crackers, Please!

Ignoring Reality, San Bernardino Votes to Ponder Secession, Waste Time

San Bernardino can never, ever legally split from California, but that won’t stop some locals from exploring this stupid and futile gesture
Maybe if they stomp their feet & hold their breath until their potato heads explode Mommy California will let them go.

Part I.

Another Day, Another Elected Republican Drug Bust

Wayne Ford / Athens Daily News:
Newly-elected State House member Daniel Rampey of Statham arrested on drug charge  —  A longtime businessman in Barrow County who was elected unopposed in November to the state House Representative in District 116 was arrested Thursday after authorities said he burglarized a residence at a Winder retirement complex where he works.
Yet another fat, balding, red-faced Republican cracker. Compare w/ the idiot in the item below. Fuck these people.

Joint Friday Finger/Friday Freak Out

A finger to these clowns.Get the hell out, we neither need nor want you. You can take Riverside County w/ you too. Good riddance.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Avoid The Rush & DO IT NOW!!

Free speech rules!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Pay The Workers W/ Some Of That Money You're Grubbing!!

I was afraid I wouldn't find anything worth the rant today, but the iNternet came through. And right in this reporter's backyard.

Please Donate To C&L's 2022 Year-End Fundraiser

Please don't let the right-wing media complex take over completely.
Jesus gawdam fuck shit piss, I have absolutely had it w/ the fucking non-stop hypocrisy! Your fucking holy days are nothing but an excuse for people to troll for gifts & freebies. Didn't Jesus kick the money-grubbers out of some temple?

Fuck this noise. I'm on a fixed income, I can barely afford food, I need shoes, pants, teeth & glasses, I'm a month behind on the cable bill & owe hundreds a month to credit card companies. Does that bastard Amato send me even one fucking penny for my efforts at his middle-brow, advertising-supported website from his Pacific Palisades* P.O. Box to my one-room dump in Koreatown? No he does not. Not even an Xmas bonus. In your face:

*The Pacific Palisades is an affluent residential neighborhood tucked between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean", sez Google.

Monday, December 12, 2022

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Sunday's Suckfest

Why is everything & everybody stupid & boring, myself possibly included?

Your City Council At Work & Play

The councilmember who yielded his time w/ a "fuck you" is not the one who got into fisticuffs.
Los Angeles Times:
Video reveals new details in physical fight between L.A. Councilman Kevin de León and activist  —  Hours after drawing protesters' ire with his first in-person appearance in two months at a Los Angeles City Council meeting, Kevin de León was involved in a fight with an activist Friday night … 
People are mad as hell & no longer willing to take it.
Protesters removed from incoming L.A. Councilwoman Traci Park’s swearing in ceremony
Should you actually care about the L.A. Times links, try incognito mode.

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Friday, December 9, 2022

This Wk. In Lying Liars & Their Lies

The AP is on the various cases.
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts.
Most pertinent portion of this is at (1:38).

Friday Freak Out

Outsourcing this wk.'s freak out, thanks to Attention to the Unseen.

‘Dog Breath Variations’ & ‘Uncle Meat’

‘We Are Not Alone’

‘Oh No’

Friday Finger (Left-Handed)

You & everybody like you, earthling scum.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

X-Mas Turkey Thurs.

Why is it X-massy? Cultural appropriation.
Christmas and New Year texts were associated with the tune from as early as 1686, and by the 19th century almost every printed collection of Christmas carols included some version of words and music together, most of them ending with the refrain "On Christmas Day in the morning".
Here's a 13-yr. old gobbler. Probably the first time anything performed by boring Bobby Zimmerman has appeared here.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Enol Skum At It Again

The city of San Francisco is investigating a complaint that Twitter illegally converted work space at its headquarters into bedrooms.

The investigation into a possible building code violation at the headquarters at 1355 Market St. comes after Forbes reported that Elon Musk had made the work space conversions as part of his revamp of the company after buying the social media giant in October for $44 billion. The overhaul included sleeping quarters that featured queen-size beds and bedside tables, according to the report.

“We investigate all complaints. We need to make sure the building is being used as intended,” said Patrick Hannan, a spokesman for the Department of Building Inspection, which is looking into the claim after a Twitter user filed a complaint.

“These codes make sure people are using spaces safely. Everyone in San Francisco deserves a safe place to live, work, play and sleep and no one is above the law,” Hannan said.

Musk shot back Tuesday after learning of the investigation.

“So city of SF attacks companies providing beds for tired employees instead of making sure kids are safe from fentanyl. Where are your priorities,” Musk tweeted, tagging San Francisco Mayor London Breed.

Tired wage-slaves, or just plain slaves who aren't allowed to leave the premises?

And does he think S.F.'s Dep't. of Building Inspection is responsible for alleged drug overdoses at playgrounds? What a fucking moron & whiny non-compliant jerkwad. Leave him alone in a room w/ me for two damn minutes. I'll wise him up real good.

[L.A. Times]

Lost Their Minds

Laurie Roberts / Arizona Republic:
It's official: Kari Lake, Kelli Ward and the Arizona GOP have lost their minds  —  Opinion: The increasingly delusional Arizona Republican Party wants Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs to be investigated for ‘suppressing free speech.’ But its ‘bombshell’ doesn't even rate as a small fizzle.
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:   GOP's latest Arizona election conspiracy completely ‘delusional’: local columnist
You may not have heard of The Arizona Sun Times; a quick look indicates it's one of those fake local news sites that pump right-wing propaganda. They are, in other words, lying sacks of shit. Fuck 'em.

Songs About Georgia (& Trains)

Is It Over Yet?

Jaw-juh now no longer on this reporter's mind.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Every Fucking Thing Is A Gawddam Imposition & I'm Fucking Sick Of It

Spent much of the last two days attempting to make the Housing Authority's Portal work so I could recertify that I'm an impoverished wreck who can't pay the exorbitant rents the pig landlords demand. Kept getting an error message, & the re-examination's due by the 7th. Pearl Harbor Day. Nice. 

My Housing Authority "adviser" hasn't answered two e-mails & her voicemail is too full to accept messages. Finally got a call back from a human (hrs. after leaving my number & a request to call back so as not to spend a virtual eternity w/ the 'phone to my ear) who assured me I'm not the only one getting the error message & they will send me a paper packet w/ which I may prove my wretchedness. Fingers crossed. 

Nonetheless quite a relief. However, now I must find a Medicare Advantage or whatever program that won't decide (Soon after enrollment was over last yr.; how convenient.) that I should go to some fucking new-to-me croaker in Glendale or Burbank instead of my current croaker. Eat shit & die, SCAN!! And I have to do that before tomorrow as well. 

Why does everything suck like this? Fuck everybody & everyone in this world of shit & pain to hell & back w/ a splintered broomstick.

Today In Policing

‘Catfishing’ Virginia cop who killed California family was detained in 2016 after violent threats

So how'd he become a police ossifer? System doesn't work too well, does it?

Moments Later: Sensing A Theme

But charges against Aldrich for the actions that day were dropped and there was no effort to seize the person’s weapons under Colorado’s “red flag” law for reasons the district attorney and the sheriff have refused to explain due to the case being sealed. All of it now stands as one of the most glaring missed warnings in America’s sad litany of mass violence because, just a year and a half later, Aldrich was free to carry out the plan to become “the next mass killer.”

Clad in body armor and carrying an AR-15-style rifle, Aldrich entered the Club Q gay nightclub just before midnight on Nov. 19 and opened fire, authorities say, killing five people and wounding 17 others before an Army veteran wrestled the attacker to the ground.

[L.A. Times/AP]

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Xmas Everywhere

"Gawd" At Work?

Draw Your Own Conclusions

A major power outage in North Carolina that left almost 40,000 people in the dark on Saturday night was caused by “intentional vandalism” at numerous substations, police said.

Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields said in a statement that the blackout that began just after 7 p.m. was “being investigated as a criminal occurrence.”

Chief Mike Cameron of the Southern Pines Fire and Rescue Department told the local newspaper, The Pilot, that the substations had been damaged by gunfire.

The sheriff did not suggest what the motive might be, but a local conservative activist who organized a protest against a drag show said on Facebook that she was visited by deputies.

“I welcomed them to my home. Sorry they wasted their time,” Emily Grace Rainey wrote.

“I told them that God works in mysterious ways and is responsible for the outage. I used the opportunity to tell them about the immoral drag show and the blasphemies screamed by its supporters. I told them God is chastising Moore County, thanked them for coming and wished them a good night. Thankful for the LEOs service, as always.”

Two hours earlier, Rainey had posted the message: “The power is out in Moore County and I know why.” And around the same time, she posted a picture of the Sunrise Theater, which was putting on the sold-out drag show, with the caption “God will not be mocked.”

Several dozen protesters gathered outside the theater Saturday evening, and the show, “Downtown Divas,” a fundraiser for Sandhills Pride, went on under tight security.

It was unclear whether investigators think the vandalism that caused the power outage had any connection to the event.

Apparently Gawd is a two-bit punk vandal. Or works its "mysterious ways" through two-bit punks. By the way, loud-mouthed Facebook idjit Emily Grace, you wasted the deputies' time. Unless you were involved.And the veneer of civilization appears thin in Aberdeen, where looting started as soon as the lights went out.
In a text message to a reporter, Chief Mike Cameron of the Southern Pines Fire and Rescue Department confirmed that substations had been shot at. He said the agency is “preparing to be out of power for 24 hours.”

Heavy police presence was around several gun shops and Wal-Mart in Aberdeen around 10:30 p.m. after reports of looting. One woman was detained in front [sic] Wal-Mart and police were conducting a headcount of employees outside of the store.

I don't get that. Does Mall★Wart® think its wage-slaves ran off to loot somewhere? Why are the coppers doing the headcount? Can't Mall★Wart® count? We saw recently that the typical some Mall★Wart® managers are murderous lunatics; maybe they can't.
[Daily Beast/The Pilot]