Thursday, March 31, 2022
[Source]Organizers of the Razzie Awards announced Thursday they were rescinding the dubious honor they bestowed last week on Bruce Willis, in light of news about the actor being diagnosed with the cognitive disorder aphasia.
“If someone’s medical condition is a factor in their decision-making and/or their performance, we acknowledge that it is not appropriate to give them a Razzie,” according to a statement from organizers.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Zero visibility but none of these idiots even slow down.A stretch of an interstate highway in Pennsylvania remains shuttered a day after at least three people were killed and more than a dozen others injured when several vehicles lost control and slammed into each other during a snow squall.
Nice little society they have.Five killed in Bnei Brak shooting — Five people were killed in at least two locations in Bnei Brak. 11 Israelis have been killed in the past week, making it the bloodiest in recent memory. — Five people were killed in a shooting spree in Bnei Brak on Tuesday evening.
I'll add that Mrs. Thomas is obviously emotionally disturbed, mentally disordered, & just plain nuts.
1. An Open Secret
Here is a secret no one in Washington is willing to say out loud: Ginni Thomas is an idiot. The only reason she was texting the president’s chief of staff instead of being the angry cat lady on Facebook is because she married a man who got himself appointed to the Supreme Court.
Monday, March 28, 2022
Pharyngula has details.Ryan Bort / Rolling Stone:
You tell 'em, son of "Pussy-Grabber"!— M. Bouffant (@MBouffant) March 28, 2022
[Haw haw haw.]A Catholic church in Santa Monica was the target of a brazen burglary as thieves made away with more than $100,000 in audio and video equipment used for live streaming services.
Officials with St. Monica Catholic church informed their parishioners of the theft, which happened Thursday night, in a post on Facebook.
Sunday, March 27, 2022
Sad? You bet, because we know damn well that nothing will be done & we'll be as ready for the next storm as we were for the plague. Hell, we aren't even ready for the next surge of the current plague. You fucking morons.
Just a matter of time
Saturday, March 26, 2022
|"Mad"? It's downright pissed.|
Friday, March 25, 2022
Also:"We would see death and graphic, graphic pornography. I would see nude underage children every day," Velez said in an interview. "I would see people get shot in the face, and another video of a kid getting beaten made me cry for two hours straight."
Velez worked for TikTok from May to November 2021, one of some 10,000 content moderators worldwide who police videos on the platform, making sure it remains an endless feed of lighthearted content, rather than a cesspool of violent and disturbing videos.
Now, Velez and another former TikTok moderator, Reece Young, have filed a federal lawsuit seeking class-action status against the video-sharing app and its parent company, ByteDance.
Maybe it's just me TikTok, but shouldn't this sort of thing ("Torture and even the execution of children"? Really?) be reported to some authority somewhere?Their lawsuit accuses TikTok of negligence and says it broke California labor laws by allegedly not protecting Velez and Young from the emotional trauma caused by reviewing hundreds of "highly toxic and extremely disturbing" videos every week, including videos of animal cruelty, torture and even the execution of children.
What happens to the least among us? Swept into the gutters & washed into Long Island Sound?
Buncha your former pig buddies get to brutalize the mentally ill while disposing of what few posessions they may still have, & the bourgeois are no longer confronted w/ the victims of their pig society & its endless greed. Win-win, huh, you onion-headed asshole?Adams Says Encampments of Homeless People Will Be Cleared — Mayor Eric Adams said his administration was pursuing a citywide effort to remove hundreds of makeshift campsites from streets and parks. — Mayor Eric Adams said on Friday …
While Russia literally attempts to "cancel" Ukraine. And since J.K. Rowling is being quoted on the subject, I guess she hasn't actually been "canceled".Allahpundit / HotAir:Putin: The west wants to cancel Russia just like it canceled J.K. Rowling for criticizing transgenderism — “When you know your audience,” sniffed Jane Coaston of this soundbite, which is obviously aimed at rallying western conservatives to Russia's side. As poorly as Putin has done …Flavia Krause-Jackson / Bloomberg: J.K. Rowling Slaps Down Vladimir Putin's Embrace Over Cancel CultureJosh Kovensky / Talking Points Memo: Putin Laments ‘Cancellation’ Of Russian Federation With J.K. Rowling ComparisonRyan Bort / Rolling Stone: Putin Compares Russia to J.K. Rowling in Absurd Rant Against American ‘Cancel Culture’Andy Hayes / Sky News:
JK Rowling cited by Vladimir Putin as he accuses the West of ‘trying to cancel’ RussiaJonathan Freedland / The Guardian: Churchill with an iPhone: Zelenskiy's videos are a marvel, but can he keep us gripped?
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Soon as inflation's over I'll pay down a credit card & get me some.Alain Stephens / VICE:Tiny ‘Glock Switches’ Have Quietly Flooded the US With Deadly Machine Guns — An investigation by VICE News and The Trace uncovered an alarming surge in criminal cases involving “auto sears” or “switches,” which convert Glock pistols and other common weapons into fully automatic machine guns.
Who's stopping you from DOING SOMETHING about all of this?— M. Bouffant (@MBouffant) March 24, 2022
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Waittaminit! Who's a fucking piece of shit now?Caitlin Byrd / The State:In texts, SC GOP candidates picks fight with Mick Mulvaney — A Trump-backed South Carolina GOP congressional candidate lashed out at the former president's acting White House chief of staff in a series of text messages this week, where she twice called Mick Mulvaney a “piece of shit”Taegan Goddard / Political Wire: Trump-Backed Candidate Calls Mulvaney a ‘Piece of Shit’
The People's Convoy is growing increasingly impatient. In a meeting this morning, organizer Brian Brase pushed back against truckers growing tired and declaring that driving around the Beltway in circles is a "waste." "I don't think it's a waste," Brase argued.— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) March 23, 2022
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|The bigger picture.|
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There's A Killer On The Road
LA Health Officials Brace For
Rise In ‘Stealth Omicron’ Cases
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
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Scams For The Mind & Body
|I've got some "COLON HYDROTHERAPY" for you.|
Monday, March 14, 2022
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Saturday, March 12, 2022
The usual right-wing droolers seem excited about this. Bloodlust? Hoping it distracts from their friend Putin's unprovoked attack? Whatever. Bring on Armageddon, I say. Seven billion of you are too stupid to live.Qassim Abdul-Zahra / Associated Press:Missiles target US consulate in north Iraq, no casualties — BAGHDAD (AP) — As many as 12 missiles were fired Sunday toward the U.S. consulate in Iraq's northern city of Irbil, Iraqi security officials said. A U.S. defense official said missiles had been launched at the city from neighboring Iran.Bonchie / RedState: WATCH: Large Ballistic Missiles Slam Into US Base in Iraq, Major Escalation Possible
Friday, March 11, 2022
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:Russia and QAnon have the same false conspiracy theory about Ukraine — New York (CNN Business) A new conspiracy theory has become popular among some of the online communities that formed around QAnon — one simultaneously being promoted by the Kremlin as a justification for its invasion of Ukraine.Bob Brigham / Raw Story: QAnon and Putin are pushing the same new conspiracy theory about Ukraine: report
... Right After The Slumlords
Profit over people, every time. Just isn't practical, after all.How Goldman Sachs profits from war in Ukraine, loophole in sanctions — Goldman Sachs, the giant New York investment bank, is cashing in on the war in Ukraine by selling Russian debt to U.S. hedge funds — and using a legal loophole in the Biden administration's sanctions to do it.Clyde Hughes / UPI: Goldman Sachs says it will end operations in RussiaKaren Gilchrist / CNBC:Deutsche Bank defends decision not to exit Russia: It's not ‘practical’ right now — Deutsche Bank's CFO said Thursday it is not “practical” to close its Russia business, despite similar moves by major corporations seeking to distance themselves from the pariah state.
Two Faces, No Brains:
Never forget, this exemplar of ignorance & mediocrity wants to be President. Of these United Snakes.
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Hope he eats one of those gentrifying s.o.b.s. I'd guess it's mating season, & the poor bastard seems to be involuntarily celibate.Silver Lake had an unusual visitor Tuesday night — a mountain lion.
Marianna Palka, who lives on Berkeley Circle, just a few hundred feet from busy Silver Lake Boulevard, told The Times that she had never seen a mountain lion in the area and thought it was unusual.
The sightings occurred after 7 p.m., said Palka, who added that one of her neighbors called authorities. She wasn’t sure whether her neighbor got through.
Chris Blim, who also lives on Berkeley Circle, said he was standing in the street talking to his friend when something triggered a light on his neighbor’s doorbell camera.
He and the creature locked eyes. At first he thought the animal was a coyote, but he quickly realized it was a mountain lion, Blim said.
“We’re just standing there looking at each other and the light goes off,” he said. “The only thing you see is the eyes, and that’s when the heart drops. This is not a house cat.”
Blim said he took a video of the itinerant feline on his phone. He and his friend then moved to the safety of Blim’s home, where they knew they’d at least have a gate between them and the cougar.
Both Blim and Palka said many residents are speculating that the mountain lion is Griffith Park’s famed P-22, a male cougar that has made many appearances in neighborhoods in and around the Hollywood Hills over the last decade. A trek into Silver Lake, however, would take the cougar well out of the relative safety of the park and farther into the core of Los Angeles.
Researchers believe P-22 is originally from the Santa Monica Mountains, born to P-1 and an unnamed female lion.
Somehow, he found his way to Griffith Park around 2012, meaning he embarked on a journey most Angelenos undertake to get across town — he crossed the 405 and 101 freeways.
His tawny good looks have attracted many fans. In an iconic 2013 image, photographer Steve Winter captured him prowling at night with the Hollywood sign gleaming in the background.
The following year, P-22’s bout with mange, caused by rat poison, was also captured on camera, his normally majestic visage scraggly and grumpy-looking.
Whether the cougar spotted in Silver Lake on Tuesday night is P-22 hasn’t yet been confirmed by authorities.
The Times was not able to reach state wildlife officials, and local authorities said they did not have information on a mountain lion sighting in the area.
But P-22, hemmed in by freeways, is believed to be the only mountain lion in the Griffith Park area, separated by a few miles of dense urban environment from the part of Silver Lake where a cougar was spotted Tuesday.
With no females in his territory, P-22 is out of options for a mate.
“He’s the Brad Pitt of the cougar world. He’s handsome, has aged well, but has struggles with his dating life,” said Beth Pratt, who heads the nonprofit National Wildlife Federation’s #SaveLACougars campaign.
Despite P-22’s GPS collar and proximity to densely populated neighborhoods, researchers have a hard time keeping track of his movements.
The mountain lion seen Tuesday, notably, appears to be wearing a GPS collar in images shared by Silver Lake residents.