Thursday, June 30, 2022

Get The Catholics Off The Court!

This is the religion they want to impose on rational beings? Why aren't Republicans in the least bit concerned by the Roman Catholic Church's decades of grooming children for actual sex & insulating priests from justice, but having fits about teachers wearing "rainbow" clothing?
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The FBI has opened a widening investigation into sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans going back decades, a rare federal foray into such cases looking specifically at whether priests took children across state lines to molest them, officials and others familiar with the inquiry told The Associated Press.

More than a dozen alleged abuse victims have been interviewed this year as part of the probe that’s exploring among other charges whether predator priests can be prosecuted under the Mann Act, a more than century-old, anti-sex trafficking law that prohibits taking anyone across state lines for illicit sex.

Some of the New Orleans cases under review allege abuse by clergy during trips to Mississippi camps or amusement parks in Texas and Florida. And while some claims are decades old, Mann Act violations notably have no statute of limitations.

“It’s been a long road and just the fact that someone this high up believes us means the world to us,” said a former altar boy who alleged his assailant took him on trips to Colorado and Florida and abused him beginning in the 1970s when he was in the fifth grade. The AP generally does not identify people who say they have been sexually assaulted.

The FBI declined to comment, as did the Louisiana State Police, which is assisting in the inquiry. The Archdiocese of New Orleans declined to discuss the federal investigation.

“I’d prefer not to pursue this conversation,” Archbishop Gregory Aymond told the AP.

I'll bet he would.

Fuck Golf In General, And The
"Saudi Tour" Especially

Why didn't unelected chicken-shit deserter Bush declare war on Saudi Arabia, which attacked these Untied Snakes in 2001 & take their oil, or at least send the Royal Family to the same place Saddam Hussein is? 

Or how about seizing LIV Golf's assets as reparations for the dastardly attack? Let's go, Brandon!

I Piss on Your Rotting Corpse!!

Headlines may be deceptive

A mere 600 views, while drivel about MTG gets 3,000+ views. No wonder I hold your species in utter & absolute contempt. 

Also: A nation of 330,000,000 shitheel motherfuckers & there are only a few thousand views? Seriously, why in the name of hell does anyone bother w/ anything? 

It's futile it's sad ...

No, Really?

Most say nation on wrong track, including Dems: AP-NORC poll

Golly Gee Willikers, you cretins just 'scoped that everything's made of shit & you're all dying?

Sound Like A R.I.C.O. Violation?

Behind the Scenes, McKinsey Guided Companies at the Center of the Opioid Crisis  —  The consulting firm offered clients “in-depth experience in narcotics,” from poppy fields to pills more powerful than Purdue's OxyContin.  —  In patches of rural Appalachia and the Rust Belt …
Guess it's all right if the traffickers in human misery are rich honkies getting richer.

Dark-Eyed Junco

It's a New World sparrow. Speedy bugger; 18 shots & only in these three was it still enough to be in focus.
Looks as if it caught a caterpillar.
Interesting little fellows: To wit, some groups became isolated enough to evolve new color variations in what scientists now believe is “one of the fastest cases of speciation known in vertebrates.” Our subject's an "Oregon" junco, which populates the Coast from Alyeska to Baja Cali, & go as far inland as Nevada. Apparently they're considered snowbirds in other parts.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

9-1-1 Is A Joke

Actually, all policing is a sad fucking joke. They can't stop crime, nor can they solve crime.

A "coin flip": Nearly half of U.S. murders go unsolved as cases rise

But they're pretty damn good at criminal acts against their employers, the citizens of this country, & at talking shit.
To kill, or not to kill: I figure the odds be 50-50.

Blah Blah Blah

At least there were over 600 views.

50 Yrs. Ago At The Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court effectively voids state death penalty laws.We'll see how long that lasts. The Bible's cool w/ stoning people to death, who are these United Snakes to disagree?

Monday, June 27, 2022

Same Lie, Different Day

Regulate Your Sperm Intake, Ladies!

What this lying witch really means is "If you are pregnant, you lied about being raped, & you probably enjoyed it too, you dirty whore!"

The Video, Or His Lying Mouth?

Remember when sack-of-shit William Safire called someone a "congenital liar"? He probably meant Rudolph William Louis Giuliani, who lies like a rug right through his drunken dentures. The back-slapper should have all charges dropped, & Giuliani should be charged w/ filing a false police report.
Former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Monday that a video of an incident in a Staten Island, N.Y., supermarket, which was initially described as an attack against the former New York City mayor, “probably is a little deceptive.”

Giuliani claims that he was almost knocked over when ShopRite employee Daniel Gill slapped him on the back Sunday. However, a video that circulated online shows the former mayor barely move when the hand makes contact with his back and then quickly turn to face Gill as a woman strokes his back.

“And all of a sudden without any warning was hit very, very hard on the back, to such an extent that it knocked me forward about two steps,” Giuliani said of the incident during a press conference on Monday.

“People around me helped me. People around me secured the person who did it. The videotape that you see probably is a little deceptive because it just shows that hand on my back,” he said.

And not Rudy being "knocked forward about two steps". Maybe that was a delayed rection that wasn't on the video.

The actual problem is that the droolers will convince themselves that is what they saw.

[The Hill]

Lost In The Mix

M. Bouffant / WEB OF EVIL:   “Fucking Scumbag” Rudy Giuliani Slapped At Staten Island ShopRite
Come to L.A. & look me up, scumbag. You'll know you've been slapped.

It's The Day Slavery Begins

At Crooks and Liars. Slavery's too good a word for it, really; slaves were provided food, clothing & shelter, no matter how crummy, while this reporter hasn't gotten a penny Tootsie Roll or a gimme cap from his owners.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

"America's Mayor" Is A Lying Sissy Snowflake

If not a prancing pansy. Look at Hizzoner's non-reaction to this heinous "assault". Fake electors, fake lawsuits, now he's filing fake police reports.
If you can't stand the heat, get your runny hair-dye out of the supermarket you two-faced wretch.

1851, Today & Tomorrow

Saw this at Yellowdog Granny's, titled "1851-Today". Lotta damn landfill on the lower west side there.
This sits in the devil-box waiting to be used.

"Fucking Scumbag" Rudy Giuliani Slapped At Staten Island ShopRite

Accept no cultural appropriations!
WABC / abc7NY:
Rudy Giuliani slapped inside Staten Island supermarket … ABC7 New York 24/7 Eyewitness News Stream  —  STATEN ISLAND (WABC) — Former mayor Rudy Giuliani was slapped inside a ShopRite on Staten Island on Sunday.  —  Police say it happened at the store on 3010 Veterans Road just before 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.
No insurrectionist/seditionist/lying cheat should be able to show his or her face in public w/o swift & apropriate reaction. Being put in a bag & whipped w/ red-tipped staves, if I remember correctly.

Slightly different quote:
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:   'What's up scumbag?' Grocery store worker walks up to Rudy Giuliani and smacks him

Ed Sullivan Sunday, 62 Yrs. Ago

Cultural appropriation, 26 June 1960. Some white cats, wailing instead of whining.For once, a good recommendation from YouTube. Big-ass floor tom, too.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Saturday Sex Fest

A World Of Secret Hunger, Perverting The Men
Who Make Your Laws

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Before he became a leading voice for conservative causes on Capitol Hill, U.S. Senator James Lankford spent more than a decade as the director of youth programming at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, a sprawling campground about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City that attracts more than 50,000 campers in grades six through 12 each year.

The Republican lawmaker’s tenure at the camp is a prominent feature of his political profile, noted in the first paragraph of his official Senate biography. That experience is also coming under renewed scrutiny as the Southern Baptist Convention, which is affiliated with the group that owns the camp, faces a reckoning over its handling of sexual abuse cases.

In 2009, while Lankford worked at the camp, the family of a 13-year-old girl sued a 15-year-old boy who was alleged to have had sex with her at the camp. Lankford, who was not in Congress at the time, is not alleged to have had any direct knowledge of the alleged assault, has not been accused of any wrongdoing and was not a defendant in the lawsuit, which was settled for an undisclosed amount before it was scheduled to go to trial.

But in a 2010 deposition in the case, given a week after he was elected to his first term in the U.S. House, Lankford testified that he believed a 13-year-old could consent to sex.


The Truest Of Tweets

Friday, June 24, 2022

Meanwhile, In Utah

Sperm Count

Republican lawmakers and Utah politicos celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday, with one legislator saying she trusted Utah women “to control [their] intake of semen.”

Rep. Karianne Lisonbee described a text message she said she received urging her to hold men accountable for unwanted pregnancies.

“I got a text message today saying I should seek to control men’s ejaculations and not women’s pregnancies ... I do trust women enough to control when they allow a man to ejaculate inside of them and to control that intake of semen,” the Clearfield Republican told reporters at a news conference at the Utah Capitol on Friday.

Lisonbee also said she wanted to reassure Utahns that lawmakers want them to have justice after sexual assaults.

Rep. Angela Romero, who has championed legislation to support survivors of sexual assault in the Beehive State, said she doesn’t think her colleague meant to be “harmful” with her Friday remarks, but a survivor may read it and think their elected officials don’t believe them when they say they have been raped or sexually assaulted.

Is it Mormonism that keeps these people so stupid, ignorant & just plain weird?

[Shit Lake Tribune]

More Smegma, More Often

Actual fuggin' Nazis, kids:
Andrew Torba, the far-right Christian nationalist founder of Gab, posted a meme that read, “SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR ABORTIONS WHORES.” An image of Justice Brett Kavanaugh with red lasers coming out of his eyes accompanied it. Torba followed that misogynist celebration with this message: “The Christian takeover of our Christian country has begun.”

Known for his antisemitism, he quickly went on to identify what else he wanted to ban. “Next we need to ban the barbaric act of circumcision, which is also a Jewish sacrament that was imposed on our men outside of their will as mere babies,” Torba declared.

The image directly below Torba's on Gab. The concern for life is palpable.
[Drooling Idiot Watch]

Senate Chumps Played For Chumps

Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
If they lied to you, why haven't you started the impeachment proceedings already, you two colossal suckers?

Catholic Court To Bitches: "Biscuits In The Oven, Buns In The Bed!"

Now can we start using our guns?

Kidney Damage

If Big Food isn't cutting off the baby formula they developed & made you depend on they're poisoning you.

They Ate Daily Harvest’s Lentil ‘Crumbles’ and Ended Up in the ER

More crap never to buy. If you care enough, maybe you can get by the paywall to one of these.

Influencers Blame Hospital Stays, Gallbladder Removal on ‘Daily Harvest’ Lentil Product

Though the cause is unclear, dozens claim they got seriously sick after eating the vegan meal delivery company’s new dish. Now, some plan to sue

"Influencers". It is to laugh. Don't eat anything unsolicted, idiots.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

I Beg Your Pardon

Couldn't conceive of a funny about the White House Rose Garden.

Let's not forget the original.
Expel them from Congress, imprison them for life, & make them return their Congressional salaries & expenses.
If they can't return the money, string 'em up!!

Daily Distraction

Fishies:Scalies:Not red yet:

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Death From Above: No One Is Safe From The Wrath Of A Righteous Deity

This person & her dogs must've been really awful people for YHWH to have smitten their asses like this.
A woman and her two dogs were fatally struck by lightning in Pico Rivera Wednesday as a storm front pushed across the Southland and led to power outages and beach closures.
49 yrs. in the L.A. basin & this reporter hasn't seen lightning more than two or three times. There's a reason:
So after nearly a decade living on the West Coast, I’ve trained myself against getting my hopes up for Real Weather: That rumble outside my window is likely just a dumpster rolling downhill, a firework booming across town or the sound of my dreams collapsing like an oil drum under a tank.

On Wednesday, to my glee, I was wrong: a series of storms rolled through Southern California, bringing actual thunder and lightning to my adopted home. I was so excited that I more-than-half-seriously pitched my editors a story entitled, “So You’ve Never Heard Thunder Before. Don’t Worry — I’m From A Place With Real Weather, And I’m Here To Help.”

They nixed the headline, but they were curious too: Why do we get so little lightning and thunder in L.A.?

Buncha scientific mumbo jumbo about high pressure, the result of which is June gloom rather than thunder & lightning.

Mmm, Don't Mind If I Do

Opium farmers in Afghanistan are still selling their harvest to smugglers at a weekly market in Helmand province, the country's opium heartland.
Smoked allegedly Afghani opiated hashish 50+ yrs. ago; coughed like hell & could barely climb some stairs & walk the four blks. home before falling asleep for 13 hrs. Could come in handy in today's tense times.

Guessing there's neither UPS nor FedEx in Helmand, so, DHL?

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Soon I Will (Legally) Be Born Again

Went to the (Hollywood) DMV to renew my ID so I may renew my library card. Apparently I didn't arse myself * to tear off a screed about the experience of going all the way downtown (several miles) on the train (A weird experience in itself; most ordinary riders seem to have deserted the subway in the wake of the plague, but not the mental cases our pig society makes & throws away.) only to be refused a new library card because my Reich ID had expired & apparently I had passed to the next world along w/ it.

Anyway, only 50 mins., max., from appointment time to walking out the door w/ the promise the valid one will arrive in two wks. Bet I look sad & old in the picture. And they took my thumbprint. No recollection if they did that in 2010.
As for seeing a cross-section of my fellow California residents, no reason to call in the Giant Meteor, but no reason to tell it to wait, either, if you know what I mean.
*I am really at "Why Bother?" Bitching-&-moaning is useless, I'll just sit here & stew in my own rage until I explode.

Spot The Homo!!

Gay panic 2022:
Nice hair-do, shirt & jewelry, Kent. Are people "possessed" by "spirits" of stupidity? Or is Mr. Xmas there possessed by a spirit of assholery? I think what he's trying to say is "Takes one to know one."

Religion As Mental Illness ...

... Or Mental Illness As Religion?

Ol' Knock-'Em-Up Walker speaks:
Georgia U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker (R) explained in an old interview why he didn’t think his Multiple Personality Disorder is a mental illness.

Said Walker: “Do our Lord Jesus Christ have a mental illness because he said he’s the father, the son and the Holy Spirit? To me, those are 3 different personalities.”

More Jesus In Politics:

Rep. Cheney quoted this Xian Nationalist Mormon's belief that the Constitution was "divinely-inspired".
Bullshit. There is no divine. Nothing is sacred.

'Though the Constitution is such a piece of hypocritical, reactionary anti-democratic codswallop it wouldn't surprise me if it had been inspired by their pathetic non-existent gawds, Mormon or United Methodist.

Party's Over

Days to shorten, nights to lengthen. All downhill from here; soon there'll be no sun at all.

Nihilism Report: World's Largest Fascist Shithole Taking Form

Another brick in the proverbial wall. Or is it the last straw?

India is becoming a Hindu-fascist enterprise

The practice of bulldozing Muslim homes and businesses for purely punitive reasons is proof that India is ‘transitioning pretty brazenly into a criminal Hindu fascist enterprise’, says author Arundhati Roy.
Fine. Hope that Nazi idiot Modi starts a nuclear war w/ all his neighbors & solves some of the population pressure in Asia.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Babylon Burning

From Arizona to New Jersey.

The Death of Irony

Are you trying to tell me that in a nation of more guns than people & scores of thousands of abusive asshole fathers not a single child killed its immediate male ancestor for Fathers Day? Nation of gun-waving cowards. You'll never be free.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Fuck The Fathers

Breeder scum shouldn't be honored on this money-grubbing commercial holiday, they should be shamed (& severely punished) for makng this world an even worse place w/ their brain-dead oxygen-wasting shit-spewing spawn. Goes for mothers too. What's w/ you people w/ your cars & your children? 


Saturday, June 18, 2022

Fuck Everything: Clothes, Cars & Coppers

Police arrested a naked 38-year-old man who was able to get on top of a patrol SUV in Hollywood and seemingly dance on the vehicle’s hood, authorities said Saturday.

And once Benny Martinez was taken into custody and placed in the back of a patrol vehicle, he began to kick at one of the rear side windows, the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Division reported.

“Officers attempted to roll down the window to prevent damage,” according to a police statement. “As the window was being rolled down, the suspect kicked it causing it to shatter.”

Martinez was taken to the department’s Hollywood station* and cited for misdemeanor vandalism.

He was later released.

Officers were initially dispatched at about 7:10 a.m. Friday to assist other officers in the area of Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue regarding a disturbing the peace call of suspect who was not complying with their commands.

He then climbed onto the roof of a patrol SUV and started jumping up and down, police said.

“Officers continued to use de-escalation techniques and the suspect eventually climbed down and was taken into custody without incident or use of force,” according to the LAPD statement.

*The Wilcox Hotel.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Where Are The Wage-Slaves?

Time to start forcing more births & cutting more school funding so the pool of ignorant truck drivers will be large
enough that Amazon won't be forced to pay a living wage.
Jason Del Rey / Vox:
Leaked Amazon memo warns the company is running out of people to hire  —  Unions might not be the tech giant's biggest labor threat.  —  Amazon is facing a looming crisis: It could run out of people to hire in its US warehouses by 2024, according to leaked Amazon internal research from mid-2021 that Recode reviewed.
Maybe that piece of shit Jeff Bezos can get off his yacht & schlep a few pallets of plastic shit made by slave labor in China around a warehouse while pissing in a bottle.

Somewhat later:

Amazon Tells Warehouse Workers They Get to ‘Dress Up’ Instead of Getting Day Off for Juneteenth

Rather than giving employees the holiday off, Amazon is promoting staff swag and “dress-up week”—a decision some workers and union activists call deeply insulting.

At JFK8 on Staten Island—a warehouse that made history this year by voting to join the grassroots Amazon Labor Union (ALU)—employees are being encouraged to dress in red, green, and black to commemorate the holiday and receive “swag bucks.” In fulfillment center lingo, swag bucks are akin to rewards points that workers can accumulate in exchange for Amazon-branded gear like T-shirts, hoodies, lanyards, and water bottles.
Insult atop injury: Accumulate enough points & we'll give you worthless plastic crap w/ the corporate logo all over it. Free advertising!!

A Freak Out For Friday

Interesting how the phrase "lone gunman" has wormed its way into the lexicon. I mean, gunman tells us he was alone. Did Los Angeles type "lone" so we wouldn't think this was a conspiracy?

LAPD Cops Shoot Lone Gunman Firing at Cars Near the Grove

The gunfight is over but cops say their investigation is still tying up traffic, so avoid the area if you can
Also, the LAPD are idiots:
At around 2 p.m. local time, LAPD additionally warned that the shooting investigation will impact traffic on La Brea between S. Highland Avenue and S. Fuller Ave., and on Beverly Blvd. between W. 1st Street and Rosewood Ave. until further notice.
This is an odd statement, considering that La Brea, Highland & Fuller are all north-south streets, & Beverly, 1st & Rosewood are all east-west streets. See what I mean? No wonder crime is allegedly on the upswing. The fucking heat doesn't even know which way the streets run.

The whole thing especally interests me because I often forage in this area. Not that I'd be awake at 0920. Large Orthodox Jewish population there too; could be trouble for people trying to stock up before sundown.

Details, for the hell of it:
According to the department, at about 9:20 a.m. Hollywood officers responded to a Wilshire Division radio call about a man pointing a firearm at construction workers near Beverly Boulevard and La Brea Blvd. Officers arriving at the location confronted the suspect, who police describe as Black and in his 30s.

The suspect fired at the cops, “and an officer involved shooting occurred at Beverly and La Brea,” the LAPD tweeted. “The suspect ran west on Beverly and the officers briefly lost sight of the suspect.”

Police next tracked the accused shooter to the area of Beverly Blvd. and Detroit Blvd. and contained him there, at which point the suspect was taken into custody.

“The suspect was struck by gunfire and transported to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury,” LAPD said. “A firearm was recovered at scene.”

As for other injuries, as Patch reports, the department said, “The suspect pointed a gun at a construction worker, continued walking and pointed the gun at pedestrians and vehicles. There were shots fired, and a victim stated her vehicle was struck.”

Another victim of this pig society gone postal, as we used to say?

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Texas: It's A Whole 'Nother Planet!

Party Of Life Media Blitz

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said recently that he would tell parents of young children killed in the Uvalde school shooting that "God has a plan."

Paxton, who took the leading role in a failed Supreme Court case aimed at overturning the results of the 2020 election, went on a media blitz to fight calls for gun restrictions shortly after an 18-year-old shooter killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in the West Texas town of Uvalde.

In an interview with right-wing radio host Trey Graham, Paxton acknowledged that it is "difficult to give comfort" to families who lost their kids. "If I lost one of my children I'd be pretty devastated, especially in a way that is so senseless and seemingly has no purpose," he continued. "I think ... I would just have to say, if I had the opportunity to talk to the people I'd have to say, look, there's always a plan. I believe God always has a plan. Life is short no matter what it is. And certainly, we're not going to make sense of, you know, a young child being shot and killed way before their life expectancy."

Hey, life is short, y'know, like, whatever man ... 

Next wk., Texas Republicans on rape: "Jes' lie back & enjoy it, little lady." 

Not A Pigeon

Per the iNternet, it's a male mourning dove.
Head too fast for the camera.

National Electricity Day

National Electricity Day takes place on the anniversary of the date in 1752 when Benjamin Franklin flew a kite in a thunderstorm, with the intent of proving that lightning was caused by a discharge of electricity (some sources say he flew his kite on June 10). His experiment led to further understanding of positive and negative charges, the proving that lightning was an electrical discharge, and to the invention of the lightning rod—which provided a safe way to discharge electricity and a way to prevent fires. Lightning rods are still used today to protect buildings, ships, and people.

100 Jahre Reich?

“This is going to be a massive blowout like 1932. You’re witnessing, right now, a political realignment like 1932. And we will govern for 100 years after we win 100 seats.”

— Steve Bannon, taking questions from reporters.

You know, Trump-pardoned criminal Steve Bannon. 

Spotted at Political Wire.

Not Really That Cute ...

... but enough w/ humanity already.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Trouble In Jellystone

Not to worry; when the caldera blows it'll all be a fond memory.

70+ Yrs. Ago

Claims "1940s" but that, like everything else, is another fucking lie. The two flicks playing at the El Rey (at 4:10 & 6:12) were released in June & July 1951. You do the math. Here's the El Rey 8 June of this yr.
Also of interest: Jack & Jill & Wm. E. Doud & Co. (5:20) are history, replaced by a Jack-in-the-Pants ("What's in that secret sauce, anyway?") & its drive-through lane. 

The heavily wooded area about (0:40) is the La Brea Tar Pits & then a park, now occupied by the L.A. County Museum of Art. Guess they murdered all those trees. 

Possibly the only business that remains in its original location is the Ralphs (3:24) although the nicely decorated building is long gone, replaced by a store w/ underground parking. The Van de Camp's bakery w/ the spinning windmill a block to the left/west is gone as well. It was an Office Depot but is now a Staples. 

Final generalizations: Not one of the gas stations is still there. And you can bet the house & your sweet ass every vacant lot w/ a billboard is no longer vacant.