Thursday, March 31, 2022

War Porn

Burn Baby Burn!!

More stuff.

Show Biz Lice

Nice of them.
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.


No Democracy For You, Tunisia

Can't Biden dissolve the Senate? It's a threat to the nation.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Fuck Ukraine; Send Me Some Money!

Funds in credit union: US$4.89. Cash on hand: One nickel & one dime. On a fixed income & under attack 24/7 by inflation, no money until Friday. Priorities, people. Fuck a bunch of losers on the other side of the world.

Recently In Catholic Theology

From TPM Reader JJ 

Years ago I worked for a building trades union. I once had a car ride with a fellow staffer, an older Catholic guy who I’d once heard express opposition to abortion.   I thought I’d ask him about it.

I assumed I’d hear a version of the Catholic take on it. Instead, he was refreshingly honest–

“These cunts have gotten out of control.”


Tuesday, March 29, 2022

As It Happened

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.
Zero visibility but none of these idiots even slow down.

Where's Your Gawd Now, Moses?

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.
Nice little society they have.

It's No Secret!

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.

I'll add that Mrs. Thomas is obviously emotionally disturbed, mentally disordered, & just plain nuts.

Monday, March 28, 2022

The Man Can't Bust Our Music

What? No Space Lasers?

Get mental health help, you fucking loon. Or a lobotomy.
Ryan Bort / Rolling Stone:
Pharyngula has details.

Twitter's Twit Of The Day

Where Was Your Gawd?

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.

[Haw haw haw.]

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Scientific Sunday

Soon enough the sun will eff up all the electricity in your world of shit & pain. Making it shittier & even more painful.

Just a matter of time

It is only a matter of time before the Earth is hit by another geomagnetic storm. A Carrington Event-size storm would be extremely damaging to the electrical and communication systems worldwide with outages lasting into the weeks. If the storm is the size of the Miyake Event, the results would be catastrophic for the world with potential outages lasting months if not longer. Even with space weather warnings from NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center, the world would have only a few minutes to a few hours notice.

I believe it is critical to continue researching ways to protect electrical systems against the effects of geomagnetic storms, for example by installing devices that can shield vulnerable equipment like transformers and by developing strategies for adjusting grid loads when solar storms are about to hit. In short, it’s important to work now to minimize the disruptions from the next Carrington Event.

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.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Beginning Of The End ...

Channel surfing yesterday & this appeared on uctv. Apparently science isn't just keeping brains in jars, it's growing them (& other organs) in jars.Robot intelligence/consciousness w/ vicious human emotions will not come from mere electro-magnetic devices, but the union of pseudo-brain cells & electronics. Hope I'm dead before they take-over.
"Mad"? It's downright pissed.
Dukey's known all along.

Friday, March 25, 2022

TikTok's Cesspool

"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.

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.
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?


Yr. In Photos 2014

As curated for me by a Google robot. I feel so special. Other than the robot music. Hit mute if you bother to hit play.

Here's Somebody Who Can Go Fuck Himself

What happens to the least among us? Swept into the gutters & washed into Long Island Sound?

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 …
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?

Friday Finger

Former Dodger Andre Ethier & I would like humanity to fuck off & die.
You people are pond scum at best & nary a one of you has an excuse for living, let alone an actual reason to be allowed to continue wasting oxygen. Save me the trouble & kill yourselves now, before you reach the top of the list.

Who's Cancelling Whom Here?

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 …
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".

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Yee-Haw, It's Killing Time!

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.
Soon as inflation's over I'll pay down a credit card & get me some.
Until then, let's watch some weapon porn.

Patience, Hell ...

Are there no laws?
Fuck you & your strongly-worded letters, you chickenshit weakling. Get a damn gun & be ready to use it.

Just Sayin'

Believe it or shove it!

He Died So You Can Ride The Train
To The Beach

News chopper over the scene at 1728PDT.
Saw an LAFD urban search & rescue truck leaving the scene about an hr. later.


Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Issues & Policies

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”
Waittaminit! Who's a fucking piece of shit now?

Round & Round We Go,
Down & Down We Go

For the dog that chases its tail will be dizzy.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

I'll "Attach" Him Too

Do not vote for gawdam real estate weasel Rick Caruso, or any other businessperson, ever.
Remember the last time a real estate type weaseled into public office.

And the damn Police Protective League has endorsed Slick Rick. Say no more.

[Typo Central]

81 Yrs. Ago: "You Feel A Draft?"

"Joe Louis, the 'boy' who beat Max Schmeling ..."Allegedly a rarity.Jimmy stayed in & made it to brigadier general in the Air Force Reserve.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Atmospheric Filler

Spring Has Sprung!

So effing busy w/ crap didn't even realize it was nearing; it arrived at 0833PDT. None of you care because you're part of the un-natural world.

It's Up, I'm Done

Alternate musical selection.
Next month will mark five yrs. of my giving it away. Is enough enough yet?

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Friday, March 18, 2022

How Many Rallied At Nuremberg?

I can only assume that whoever at memeorandum brought this to our attention was mocking the poor sixth-grader who typed it, in inimitable one-sentence paragraph style & w/ plenty o'Tweets. The central premise is that "People want to see a strong leader", Putin had a big rally, which proves he's strong, but Pres. Biden hasn't been holding rallies so he's weak. It's so fucking wrong-headed & stupid I wondered if it was a parody, but now I'm wondering if it isn't actual Russki disinformation. Because, despite the typist's stated desire to "show how weak of a leader Joe Biden is" there's no actual information to that end.

Or maybe the typist is just infatuated w/ Lumpy (Note site name: We Love Trump.) still bitter about his crushing loss at the hands of "weaker" candidate Sleepy Joe, & just lashing out like the juvenile his typing makes him appear to be. (Next evidence will no doubt be the number of pro-Putin lawn signs in Moscow suburbs, we s'pose.) Anyway ...
Folks, I hate to say it, but it looks like Vladamir Putin might be more popular in Russia than Joe Biden is popular in the United States.

While the Biden administration attempts to make Putin an outcast, it appears that Putin is as popular as ever in Russia.

The crowd was larger than any crowd that Joe Biden has ever attracted.

Joe Biden could hardly fill a high school stadium during a campaign.

In fact, there were numerous appearances when fewer than a dozen people showed up.

But despite being criticized by the West, Putin was able to draw tens of thousands of adoring Russians to his pro-war rally.

Of course, this is NOT to say that I or anyone supports (or should support) Putin.

That is not the point.

Rather, the point is to show how weak of a leader Joe Biden is.

People want to see a strong leader.

Even if we don’t agree with Putin, the Russian people clearly like him because of his strength.

But Joe Biden has no strength.

And that’s why the American public is turning away from him.

And unfortunately, that’s why the world appears to be turning away from America.

More details below:

Western media was SHOCKED at the size of the rally.

Can you imagine any politician currently in office capable of drawing such a crowd?

Here’s how ABC News covered Putin’s massive rally:

Vladimir Putin appeared at a huge flag-waving rally at a packed Moscow stadium Friday and lavished praise on his troops fighting in Ukraine, three weeks into the invasion that has led to heavier-than-expected Russian losses on the battlefield and increasingly authoritarian rule at home.

Meanwhile, the leader of Russia’s delegation in diplomatic talks with Ukraine said the sides have narrowed their differences. The Ukrainian side said its position remained unchanged.

The Moscow rally came as Russian troops continued to rain lethal fire on Ukrainian cities, including the capital, Kyiv, and pounded an aircraft repair installation on the outskirts of Lviv, close to the Polish border.

“Shoulder to shoulder, they help and support each other,” the Russian president said of the Kremlin’s forces in a rare public appearance since the start of the war. “We have not had unity like this for a long time,” he added to cheers from the crowd.

The show of support amid a burst of antiwar protests inside Russia led to allegations in some quarters that the rally — held officially to mark the eighth anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, which was seized from Ukraine — was a manufactured display of patriotism.

Several Telegram channels critical of the Kremlin reported that students and employees of state institutions in a number of regions were ordered by their superiors to attend rallies and concerts marking the anniversary. Those reports could not be independently verified.

Moscow police said more than 200,000 people were in and around the Luzhniki stadium. The event included patriotic songs, including a performance of “Made in the U.S.S.R.,” with the opening lines “Ukraine and Crimea, Belarus and Moldova, it’s all my country.”

Seeking to portray the war as just, Putin paraphrased the Bible to say of Russia’s troops: “There is no greater love than giving up one’s soul for one’s friends.”

Taking to the stage where a sign read “For a world without Nazism,” he railed against his foes in Ukraine as “neo-Nazis” and continued to insist his actions were necessary to prevent “genocide” — a claim flatly denied by leaders around the globe.

Video feeds of the event cut out a times but showed a loudly cheering crowd that broke into chants of “Russia!”

200,000 people…

This appears to suggest that Putin remains hugely popular in Russia.

The fact that that many people showed up at a Rally, cheered Putin, and publicly supported the war tells us that the Russian people appear to support Putin.

While the media is claiming that our sanctions are turning the Russian people against Putin, the rally suggests otherwise.

There are rumors that Putin has cancer or is dying.

Have you seen those?

The rumors suggest that Putin is only being aggressive because he is actually really weak.

But would a weak person be able to hold a rally and speak to a crowd that large.

Do you think Joe Biden could speak to a crowd that large?

And do you think that a crowd that large would CHEER Joe Biden?

I think we all know the answer to that.

Market Watch also confirms Putin’s massive rally:

Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared at a huge flag-waving rally at a Moscow stadium and praised his country’s troops Friday as they pressed their lethal attacks on Ukrainian cities with shelling and missiles.

“Shoulder to shoulder, they help and support each other,” Putin said in a rare public appearance since the invasion three weeks ago that made Russia an outcast among nations. “We have not had unity like this for a long time,” he added to cheers from the crowd.

Moscow police said more than 200,000 people were in and around the Luzhniki stadium for the celebration marking the eighth anniversary of Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula, seized from Ukraine.

The event included well-known singer Oleg Gazmanov singing “Made in the U.S.S.R.,” with the opening lines “Ukraine and Crimea, Belarus and Moldova, it’s all my country.”

Seeking to portray the war as a just one and commend Russia’s troops, Putin paraphrased the Bible to say, “There is no greater love than giving up one’s soul for one’s friends.” And he continued to insist his actions were necessary to prevent “genocide,” a claim flatly denied by leaders around the globe.

Standing on stage in a white turtleneck and a blue down jacket, Putin spoke for about five minutes. Some people, including presenters at the event, wore T-shirts or jackets with a “Z” — a symbol seen on Russian tanks and military vehicles in Ukraine and embraced by supporters of the war.

It’s sad to see apparent weakness in the White House.

Obviously, rallies aren’t everything.

But a rally represents your strength as a leader and a politician.

It also represents whether or not you have the support of your people.

And well, even today, I doubt that Joe Biden could even fill a high school stadium.

Just saying.

I'm just stating, dumbest shit you'll read in a wk.

Guess It Is Me

Today's joke: 509 views, nine hrs. later. Others do better. Possibly because the round-up is posted at an ungawdly hr. on The Coast, & it's never in the first position on the first page. And always has the same title, as opposed to something new & click-baity. 
Blow me, Earthlings, before I slit all your fucking throats!!

10 Yrs. Ago

Same sky, different clouds.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

More Maudlin Music From The AP

There's A Killer On The Road

Head On!

13-yr. olds behind the wheel aren't legal, even in Texas.
At a news conference in Odessa, Texas, on Thursday, National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg said the dangers of underage driving put it on the agency’s “most-wanted list.”

Along with drunk and distracted driving, Landsberg said “youthful driving” and excessive speed on rural roads are among the problems that make highway driving the most dangerous form of transit in the United States.

“Every two days we are killing the equivalent of a Boeing 737 crashing,” he said, referring to highway fatalities from multiple causes. “It’s long overdue that we start to do something about it.”

Temperature's Risin' ...

... Fever Is High

LA Health Officials Brace For
Rise In ‘Stealth Omicron’ Cases

B.O.H.I.C.A., chumps!

Popularity Contest

580 views, after nine hrs. Why fucking bother indeed?

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Robot Menace Continues

What is this bullshit?
11 hrs. & seven mins. after I scheduled a payment I am advised a payment is due. And it's not actually due until the 24th of the month. Fuck you, Target.

Jesus You Bastards

It's been up for seven hrs. & only 455 views, including my own? In a nation of literally millions (of fucking sheep)? I should fucking quit right fucking now. WHY GAWDDAM BOTHER???

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Are There No Laws?

Scams For The Mind & Body

I've got some "COLON HYDROTHERAPY" for you.
Bullshit like fortune telling & psychic readings used to be illegal in this town.

Today's Effort

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Dark & Flash-Lit

How AT&T maintains the 'phone & iNternet. Sunday, past 1900, wide open, no one working on it. And the same an hr. or so later on our return journey. Is there no more competence or ability?
If your shithole planet weren't covered in security cameras I might go back w/ a pair of snippers & cut everybody's screen time. A shame I haven't any flammable liquids available.

Time Warp?

Hey, suddenly I'm an hr. into the future.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Which One's Gog & Which One's Magog?

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.
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.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Reg'lar Season To Begin In Four Wks.

One less straw on the camel's back, except for this designated hitter in the National League bee ess. Now let's play the traditional, Gawd-intended 154 games this yr., & keep it that way.

More Crazy Stupid People

It never fucking stops, does it?
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.

Kill All The Bankers ...

... Right After The Slumlords

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.
Karen 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.
Profit over people, every time. Just isn't practical, after all.

The Unbearable Stupidity Of Being a Republican

Two Faces, No Brains:

“Putin knows it’s costly, and he knows he can’t do it. This is him leveraging to see what he can get. He doesn’t want to expand … I don’t think Russia wants to go to war.”

— Nikki Haley, in an interview with Brian Kilmeade on January 26, 2022.

“When an evil dictator thug says they’re going to do something, we need to believe them. Putin said he was going to take Ukraine, and he is.”

— Haley, in an interview with Dave Rubin on March 7, 2022.

Never forget, this exemplar of ignorance & mediocrity wants to be President. Of these United Snakes.


Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Alleged Koala-Killing Lion
On The Loose In Silver Lake

Silver Lake had an unusual visitor Tuesday night — a mountain lion.

Residents of the hilly Los Angeles neighborhood reported sightings on social media and warned neighbors to be aware and stay cautious if they were out walking.

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.

The mountain lion also once hid out under a Los Feliz house and is suspected to have killed a koala at the city zoo.

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.

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.
[L.A. Times]