"Tee vee dinner by the pool/Not another yr. of school ..."Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:Senator Chuck Schumer urges Rupert Murdoch to stop amplifying “replacement theory” on Fox News; Lachlan Murdoch said Tucker Carlson “decried” the theory in 2021 — Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the majority leader, urged Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch …Brent D. Griffiths / Insider: Chuck Schumer rejects Tucker Carlson's invitation to debate him, citing Fox and Carlson's promotion of the racist ‘replacement theory’Odette Yousef / NPR: The ‘great replacement’ conspiracy theory isn't fringe anymore, it's mainstreamAaron Blake / Washington Post: Cheney says GOP has ‘enabled’ racism. Here's what she's talking about.New York Times: Read Senator Chuck Schumer's Letter to Fox News About Tucker Carlson and Replacement TheoryNathalie Baptiste / @nhbaptiste: I agree that Fox News is spewing nasty rhetoric, but the focus on the network obscures the fact that this country has ignored/downplayed white violence since its inception and goes way beyond TV networks https://twitter.com/...Paige Williams / @williams_paige: have we not yet learned that “reckless amplification” is entirely the point? https://twitter.com/...Nick Confessore / @nickconfessore: NEW: Schumer sends letter to Murdochs, Fox brass asking them to cease the network's “relentless amplification” of so-called “replacement” content. Tucker Carlson is cc'ed. https://www.nytimes.com/...Chuck Schumer / @senschumer: To Rupert Murdoch and the executives at Fox News: Words of condemnation for white supremacist violence are not enough. Stop disseminating false white nationalist, far-right conspiracy theories on your network. https://www.nytimes.com/...
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022
Sunday, May 15, 2022
One person was killed and four others were critically wounded Sunday during a shooting at a church in Laguna Woods.
The shooting occurred at the 1:26 p.m. at Geneva Presbyterian Church on the 24000 block of El Toro Road. The sheriff’s department said it detained a suspect and collected a weapon that might be involved.
The violence stunned residents in the suburban south Orange County community. Police closed off El Toro Road and emergency vehicles lined up in front of the church.
Cindy Frazier, 65, was running errands when she heard a the overwhelming sound of police and fire engine sirens as they raced to the Geneva Presbyterian Church.
“I thought it was the fire flaring back up but it was just one after the other,” the Laguna Woods resident said of the emergency response. “It’s just so heartbreaking. Why? Why our community.”
Multiple people were shot Sunday at a church in Laguna Woods, prompting a major response from Orange County Sheriff’s officials and other first responders.
The number of casualties was not clear. The shooting occurred at the Church on the 24000 block of El Toro Road. The sheriff’s department said it detained a suspect and collected a weapon that might be involved.
Orange County Fire Authority said it was on the scene treating victims and taking multiple patients to hospitals.
Photos on social media showed a row of fire engines parked in front of the church.
Authorities reported the shooting around 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Friday, May 13, 2022
MAGA pastor and GOP congressional nominee Leon Benjamin warns that artificial intelligence "wants to replace the Holy Ghost" in preparation for the arrival of the Antichrist. pic.twitter.com/pXVKqopeCB— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) May 13, 2022
Can't Get A Job, Can't Get A Job
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
The size of the houses. Ha ha ha.The wind has been one factor in the spread, and the size of the homes has also made containing the blaze difficult, officials said.
Obligatory musical selection.
Previously. I'm calling for a stop to all this childbearing crap until we can figure out what the hell's going on.
Mother Suspected in Mother’s Day Murder of Her Children Held in Lieu of $6 Million Bail
And Of Course It's Biden's Fault
Apparently not one of these MAGA losers has any agency, they're just letting Joe Biden drop by their houses & shoot them up 'til they O.D. Fuck you in the mouth, J.D. Vance. Was Biden the Pres. when your loser mother was strung out?New York Times: Overdose Deaths Continue Rising, With Fentanyl and Meth Key Culprits — New data show a surge in overdose deaths involving fentanyl and methamphetamine; overall, the nation saw a 15 percent increase in deaths from overdoses in 2021. Meryl Kornfield / Washington Post: U.S. surpasses record 100,000 overdose deaths in 2021Charlie Spiering / Breitbart: Drug Overdose Deaths Rise Nearly 15% in Joe Biden's First Year as PresidentBrian P. Dunleavy / UPI: Drug overdose deaths in U.S. hit record high in 2021, CDC reportsDylan Housman / The Daily Caller: Overdose Deaths Reach Record High, Fueled By Fentanyl From Mexico And ChinaAndy Miller / The Philadelphia Inquirer: As overdoses soar, more states decriminalize fentanyl testing stripsGlenn Kessler / Washington Post: J.D. Vance's claim that Biden is targeting ‘MAGA voters’ with fentanylMelody Schreiber / The Guardian: ‘Completely devastating’: US passes 1m overdose deaths since records beganCassidy Morrison / Washington Examiner: Drug overdose deaths rose to record high of 107,000 in 2021Alexandre Tanzi / Bloomberg: US Overdose Deaths Soared 15% to Top 100,000 Last Year, CDC SaysAnn Althouse / Althouse: “If you wanted to kill a bunch of MAGA voters in the middle of the heartland, how better than to target them and their kids with this deadly fentanyl?...”
Berkeley Lovelace Jr / NBC News:Terresa Monroe-Hamilton / BizPac Review: Drug overdose deaths in US hit record high in 2021, pandemic faulted over border crisisMike Stobbe / Associated Press: CDC says more than 107,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2021, setting ‘staggering’ recordDeidre McPhillips / CNN: In 2021, US drug overdose deaths hit highest level on record, CDC data shows
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
How stupid? This stupid.[Political Wire]Trump Kept Asking if China Was Shooting Us With a ‘Hurricane Gun’ — The then-leader of the free world also inquired whether the U.S. could bomb China in retaliation for the alleged hurricane attack — …
Monday, May 9, 2022
Mike Snider / USA Today:Baby formula shortage worsens: About 40% of popular brands sold out across US … The ongoing infant formula shortage isn't over yet - and appears to be getting worse. — Nearly 40% of popular baby formula brands were sold out at retailers across the U.S. during the week starting April 24 …Marita Vlachou / HuffPost: Retailers Limit Sale Of Baby Formula As Shortage IntensifiesEduardo Medina / New York Times: ‘Please Help’: A Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage Worsens
Sunday, May 8, 2022
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Actively rooting for nature to establish a deadlier & more transmissable variant. Drain the human swamp!Cheyenne Haslett / ABC News:Biden administration bracing for challenging fall and winter of COVID-19 — Up to 30% of people could get infected, a senior administration official said. — The White House is bracing for a challenging COVID-19 surge this fall and winter that could infect up to 30% of Americans …Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:The White House, warning of a fall surge, plans for how to provide vaccines if there's no more Covid aid.Tom Tapp / Deadline:100M New Covid Infections Across U.S. Next Fall And Winter If New Funding Isn't Approved, Warns White HousePeter Sullivan / The Hill:
Friday, May 6, 2022
Thursday, May 5, 2022
|Lunatic Republican homophobes: This is Wally Wood's fantasy vision of Disneyland.|
From 1967. 55 yrs. ago, you innumerate cretins. It wasn't real then, nor is it now.
This reporter sho' nuff didn't have a Republican Crazies vs. Disney faceoff on his bingo card, but the Fetishizing Five very specifically took a cue from Florida & went after Disney in their letter.
GOP senators want new TV rating for shows with LGBTQ characters
Disney, of course, has to move its product to billions of consuming chumps worldwide, most of whom are not frightened hicks hiding in the barn in case a queer shows up on the telly w/o advance warning. These five showboaters only have to move their horsecrap to enough of the hick voters in ungovernable tribal regions that comprise 4.43% of the U.S. population.Recently, a video emerged showing a prominent executive at children’s entertainment giant Disney saying she supports having "many, many, many LGBTQIA+ characters in our stories." To the detriment of children, gender dysphoria has become sensationalized in the popular media and television with radical activists and entertainment companies. This radical and sexual sensation not only harms children, [sic] but also destabilizes and damages parental rights. This same company has concerningly denounced and vowed to work to repeal a recently passed Florida parental rights law that bans classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through third grade. Sexual orientation and gender identity instruction often entails [sic] a discussion concerning an individual’s pattern of emotional, romantic, and sexual attraction. Parents all over the country have rightfully expressed outrage over its inclusion in the classroom.
[From the pervs at the New York Post.]
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Isn't this old news? Thought we hit the magic million mark months ago.Covid's toll in the U.S. reaches a once unfathomable number: 1 million deaths — The United States on Wednesday surpassed 1 million Covid-19 deaths, according to data compiled by NBC News — a once unthinkable scale of loss even for the country with the world's highest recorded toll from the virus.
Reproduction Was The Real Entertainment RevolutionEventually ...
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Monday, May 2, 2022
Stole it all for you; good luck w/ the links.A barrel containing human remains was discovered in Nevada’s Lake Mead over the weekend as a historic drought grips the West.
Las Vegas Metro Police fear they will find more bodies, officials told a local news station.
The receding waters at Lake Mead, the country’s largest manmade reservoir, have dropped to historic lows. The levels are so shallow that a barrel containing skeletal remains was found Sunday immersed in mud, reports KLAS-TV in Las Vegas.
Based on personal items found in the barrel, police think it has been at the bottom of the lake since the 1980s.
Lt. Ray Spencer with the Las Vegas Metro Police told the news station the person was likely killed four decades ago and was found around 3 p.m. Sunday by boaters. He did not give further details about the person’s identity or how the remains ended up in a barrel at the bottom of Lake Mead.
“It’s going to take an extensive amount of work,” Spencer said of trying to identify the person. “I would say there is a very good chance as the water level drops that we are going to find additional human remains.”
The lake — a lifeline for 25 million people and millions of acres of farmland in California, Arizona, Nevada and Mexico — has been tipping toward crisis amid record temperatures and lower snowpack melt. The lake’s growing “bathtub ring,” formed by mineral deposits, marks the rocky desert slopes more than 150 feet above the retreating shoreline.
“I think anybody can understand there are probably more bodies that have been dumped in Lake Mead, it’s just a matter of, are we able to recover those?” Spencer said.
A photo of the skeleton in a partially exposed barrel was shared with the news station. An official with the Clark County Coroner’s Office said the department could not comment on the investigation. Police said they would reach out to outside experts, including at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to help identify the remains.
Last month, water levels at Lake Mead dropped so low that an original water valve not seen since 1971 was exposed. The Southern Nevada Water Authority told CNN that the valve could no longer draw water because of the low water levels.
“The Colorado River Basin is experiencing the worst drought in recorded history,” the water agency said in a statement posted to its website. “Since 2000, snowfall and runoff into the basin have been well below normal. These conditions have resulted in significant water level declines at major system reservoirs, including Lake Mead and Lake Powell.”
The worsening megadrought is causing water districts to restrict usage. In California, roughly 6 million people will need to curb their water use by 35%. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California says this will equal about 80 gallons per day per person.
“The ballpark figure we’re looking at is getting to the consumption of about 80 gallons per person per day,” said Adel Hagekhalil, the district’s general manager. “We’re trying to preserve everything we can.”
Sunday, May 1, 2022
The "Daddy Party" In Action
Your correspondent is old enough to remember when Loeb was popular & admired on the right for being an obnoxious loudmouth, but we had no idea, if this Wikipedia deal is to be believed, that he was a proto-Trump. That is, another in the long line of privileged, entitled & enabled white male assholes who've been fucking things up around here since 1492.David Scannell / Media Nation:William Loeb's stepdaughter says the toxic publisher was also a child molester — The stepdaughter of William Loeb has accused the infamously toxic right-wing Manchester Union Leader publisher of sexually molesting her when she was just 7 years old. Nackey Gallowhur Scagliotti, 76 …
Saturday, April 30, 2022
They're "Flying" Off The Road: The Flying Cars
We Were Promised Are Here At Last!
We should note that this is the original Original Tommy's. And maybe we should get over there for a burger before it's too late. Can't believe we've been 25-some blocks away for 13+ yrs. & have yet to go.
Car flies into Original Tommy’s burger stand in L.A.
2 dead, another possibly missing after truck plunges into ocean south of San Francisco
Vehicle Goes Off Cliff on SR-74, Killing One Person
Friday, April 29, 2022
The Orange County coroner identified two of three people found dead early this month at an Irvine home, the scene of a possible murder-suicide.
Karina Poirier, 55, and Serge Poirier, 63, were found with another adult April 6 in a house by Irvine police. Their bodies were “severely decomposed,” police said at the time.
The deceased were believed to be a mother, father and son, authorities said. [L.A. Times]
VIDEO SHOWS LAPD OFFICER SHOOTING 45-YEAR-OLD MAN HOLDING CELL PHONE ON MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD
Seriously you fucking Nazis, can none of your brain-dead ossifers tell the difference between a mobile 'phone & a gun? Does every killer cop need a vision test?
LAPD officers were told a man had a gun and shot him. He had
Thursday, April 28, 2022
Rick Caruso's campaign spending tops $23 million in L.A. mayor's raceDon't let Moneybag$ buy the office. Or have you already forgotten Developer/Real Estate Mogul Trump?Rick Caruso's campaign has spent more than $23 million — most of it his own money — in the L.A. mayor's race, according to finance disclosures submitted to the City Ethics Commission on Thursday.