Saturday, December 31, 2022
2022 In Review
Friday, December 30, 2022
Friday Finger ...
... And Fuck The Troops
Thursday, December 29, 2022
Wouldn't Mind At All Being Dead, It's The Dying Part I'm Not Interested In
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
TIL: Estiércol De Vaca
Whoops!! One More For The Big List
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Fuck You & Wage-Slavery Too
.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!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 …
Monday, December 26, 2022
Clusterfuck In Israel
An out & out criminal government. Way to go, 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.
Sunday, December 25, 2022
Here Come The Infrastructure Attacks
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.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.
Merry Xmas To Me!
Better Late Than Never, But Never Better LateThe 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.
P.S.: Age-restriction? How deluded are they?
|I hope this fucking dump collapses & kills everyone in it while I'm out someday. Someday soon.|
Is That All There Is?
Saturday, December 24, 2022
Xmas Eve Round-Up
Friday, December 23, 2022
Festive Friday Freak Out
"When they melt they start to stink ..."
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 matterTaegan Goddard / Political Wire: Elon Musk Orders Removal of Suicide Prevention Feature
Kill yourselves, all of you!!!— M. Bouffant (@MBouffant) December 24, 2022
Exclusive: Elon Musk orders removal of Twitter suicide prevention feature, sources say (Reuters) https://t.co/t1G09qhcqi
Just off yourselves, all of you. I'm sick & tired of your non-stop inane bullshit, humanoids!— M. Bouffant (@MBouffant) December 24, 2022
Elon Musk Orders Removal of Suicide Prevention Feature https://t.co/Km8WWkskT7
(A Day Late & A Dollar Short)
Thursday, December 22, 2022
I Am So Old ...
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Still On, Not Canceled Yet
Matt Gaetz and Lauren Boebert blow through Capitol security and refuse screenings before Zelensky speech (John Bowden/The Independent) https://t.co/o5zzcYtt9G Get these punk-ass thug wanna-bees the hell out of Congress.— M. Bouffant (@MBouffant) December 22, 2022
Middle-Brow Boomer Culture From The AP
Another Slap In The Face
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Dropping Like Flies, But Still Not Enough
We Need Billions Dead, Not Mere Millions
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.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
Today In Absurdity
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 Officers Spread Holiday Cheer with Hospital Visits
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,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.
|Special thanks to Officer Jarrod for sitting in my Police Go Kart|
at the Knoxville Car Cruise today Aug. 27, 2016.
No One Cares, Myself Included
Monday, December 19, 2022
Merry Effin' Nuffin
Sunday, December 18, 2022
Sad Sunday Suckitude
Pope Cancels Priest For "Blasphemy"
Cancel My Subscription To The ResurrectionThat 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 …The Post Millennial: Pope Francis dismisses National Director of Priests for Life, Trump supporter, from the priesthoodJim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit: Vatican Dismisses Outspoken Director of ‘Priests for Life’ Father Frank Pavone from PriesthoodJoe Roberts / The Daily Caller: Vatican Dismisses Pro-Life, Trump Supporting Priest From Clerical State For ‘Blasphemous Communications’Carson Choate / The Western Journal: Vatican Strips Famous US Pro-Lifer of Priesthood, But Defrocked American Makes It Clear He Isn't Going Away
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 …Caroline Kitchener / Washington Post: Antiabortion activist dismissed from priesthood for ‘blasphemous communications’Steven Ertelt / LifeNews.com: Father Frank Pavone Blasts Vatican Dismissing Him as Priest: I Was Just “Aborted”Tom Boggioni / Raw Story: Trump-supporting head of ‘Priests for Life’ booted by Vatican over ‘blasphemous communications’
Fake News Round-Up
No idea what to say beyond "And ...?"Jon Levine / New York Post:Fuzzy / Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: TwitterFiles Part Six: “Twitter's contact with the FBI was constant and pervasive, as if it were a subsidiary”Ed Morrissey / HotAir: Harvard-Harris: 64% believe Twitter engaged in “political censorship,” interference in 2020 elections — and 74% want prosecutionsCaroline Downey / National Review: FBI Was in Constant Contact with Twitter ‘Trust and Safety’ Team, Documents Show
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Time Oozes On
Peru, Part II
Get up, stand up, yada. Part I.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.”
Friday, December 16, 2022
San Ber'doo, Part II
Ignoring Reality, San Bernardino Votes to Ponder Secession, Waste TimeSan Bernardino can never, ever legally split from California, but that won’t stop some locals from exploring this stupid and futile gesture
Another Day, Another Elected Republican Drug Bust
Yet another fat, balding, red-faced Republican cracker. Compare w/ the idiot in the item below. Fuck these people.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.Trevor Schakohl / The Daily Caller: Republican State Rep-Elect Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Medication From Nursing Home He Runs
Joint Friday Finger/Friday Freak Out
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Trump Throw-Up Thurs.
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Avoid The Rush & DO IT NOW!!
To-do list for earthlings:— M. Bouffant (@MBouffant) December 14, 2022
1) Look in the mirror & realize you & your entire existence have no point, purpose or meaning.
2) Kill yourselves already! Why do you delay the inevitable?
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Pay The Workers W/ Some Of That Money You're Grubbing!!
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?
Please Donate To C&L's 2022 Year-End FundraiserPlease don't let the right-wing media complex take over completely.
*The Pacific Palisades is an affluent residential neighborhood tucked between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean", sez Google.
Monday, December 12, 2022
All Power To The People Of Peru
Sunday, December 11, 2022
Your City Council At Work & Play
People are mad as hell & no longer willing to take it.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 …Misty Severi / Washington Examiner: ‘I yield my time and fuck you’: LA councilman signs off with message to protestersJennifer Oliver O'Connell / RedState: The Pressure Mounts on Kevin DeLeon to Resign as Video Appears to Show Him Assaulting ActivistChris Bray / Tell Me How This Ends: See This and Remember It — Watch how this disgusting trap is set and sprung.Jeff Nguyen / CBS News: “You don't have to like me:” Kevin de León returns to L.A. City Council chambersDaily News: LA City Councilmember Kevin de León, activists, exchange assault charges in wake of City Hall chaosKTLA: Newly surfaced video shows moments leading up to de León's Friday night fight at holiday event
Protesters removed from incoming L.A. Councilwoman Traci Park’s swearing in ceremony
Park goes up to speak. A protester gets up and is escorted out by staff and LAPD: pic.twitter.com/H6NIudMjjp— Jon peltz (@JonnyPeltz) December 10, 2022
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Friday, December 9, 2022
This Wk. In Lying Liars & Their Lies
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.
Friday Freak Out
‘Dog Breath Variations’ & ‘Uncle Meat’
‘We Are Not Alone’
Friday Finger (Left-Handed)
Thursday, December 8, 2022
X-Mas Turkey Thurs.
Here's a 13-yr. old gobbler. Probably the first time anything performed by boring Bobby Zimmerman has appeared here.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".
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Enol Skum At It Again
Tired wage-slaves, or just plain slaves who aren't allowed to leave the premises?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.
Lost Their Minds
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.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 columnistNeil Jones / The Arizona Sun Times: Arizona Republican Party Calls for Mark Brnovich to Investigate Katie Hobbs over Twitter SuppressionArjun Singh / The Daily Caller: Katie Hobbs' Office Defends Asking Twitter To Take Down Posts Criticizing ThemJon Gabriel / CNN: Arizonans aren't buying what Kari Lake is peddling
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
Today In Policing
So how'd he become a police ossifer? System doesn't work too well, does it?
‘Catfishing’ Virginia cop who killed California family was detained in 2016 after violent threats
Moments Later: Sensing A Theme
[L.A. Times/AP]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.
Monday, December 5, 2022
Sunday, December 4, 2022
"Gawd" At Work?
Draw Your Own Conclusions
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.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.
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 thatIn 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.