Friday, June 30, 2023

Lock 'Er Up & Don't Let Her Out Early

The Singing Brakeman, posing in this reporter's ancestral home of Kerrville.

Super-"Karen" Katie Sorensen Gets Hers

Minyvonne Burke / NBC News:
No idea if it was deliberate bullshit or delusional paranoia, but either way, Katie deserves a yr. at least. Maybe keep her locked up until all her children are out of high school. And if there is a father involved (You know how those people are.) what's his deal? What is wrong w/ all of these people? Do these poor children need two new parents?

Raider Fan

You really fucked this guy or gal. Proud of yourselves, America?

Religious Liberty At Work & School

Because they love their children sooo very much:
18 Hasidic Schools Failed to Provide Basic Education, New York City Finds  —  An eight-year investigation determined that the religious schools were breaking the law by not offering thousands of students adequate instruction in English and math. 
We're sure the Supreme Court will decide that Hasidic students don't need to know 'bout nothin' but Moses*, but the taxpayers have to fund this bullshit anyway. 

P.S.: It took eight fucking yrs. to figure this out, New York?
*At least until the Catholic Court decides the Joos are going to get theirs for killing Christ.

Religious Liberty, Or License?

My religion demands I sacrifice a human being to the Supreme Being every hr. on the hr. Been having trouble rounding up volunteer sacrifices lately; could the Supreme Court help me by mandating sacrifices? It's a perfectly legit religious belief. C'mon, you sacks of Catholic shit.

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Suburban Scumbags They Don't Care ...

... They Just get Fat & Dye Their Hair

Beege Welborn / HotAir:
Speaking of racial harmony, WI state senator says, “Fuck the suburbs”  —  Oh, yeah, she did.  She seems like a lovely person.  —  Not only did she say it, she hath spoken those best wishes to her fellow citizens on the floor of the statehouse in an official capacity during a debate about crime.
How 'bout you shut your festering gobs, you senstive little snowflakes? Can't take the heat (or the truth) get the hell out of the kitchen.

If this reporter had a nickel for every ignorant, negative, fear-filled statement drooling right-wing ninnies have made about cities he'd have a bag of nickels big enough to beat on a couple of those idiots.

Lunar Ennui

This lump of dead rock in the cold of space is more interesting than anything happening on the surface of this planet.
Neither cropped nor corrected.

"HUGE!" Fake Poll, Fake News

Ginormous, Even

What to take away from this:
Nearly half the country doesn't think.
Even more accurately,
Nearly half the [people polled in this poll] country doesn't think.
Also in question: Is it "nearly half" or "66% of American Voters or Two-Thirds" who don't think? The Gateway Pundit: One of those websites that has to make "66%" (or "two-thirds", one or the other) clear to its readers.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

____ The Police, Part Whatever

No Money, No Rights

LAPD Postpones Encampment Sweep After 'Hush Hush' Email Leaked

“Everyone will be arrested and all their belongings will be taken away by sanitation,” said the email from a Los Angeles Police Department senior officer.
She seems nice. Also, a murderer.
An officer by the name of Brittney Gutierrez, along with another officer, Jaime Mejia, shot and killed 34-year-old Michael Cano on Nov. 9, 2015, according to a document from the Los Angeles district attorney. The officers, responding to a report of a man acting strangely in the middle of a street, said that Cano got a hold of an officer’s beanbag weapon amid the confrontation and that they then shot him with their service weapons. The district attorney concluded in a 2018 report that both officers had acted in “lawful self-defense.”

The badge number in Gutierrez’s email aligns with the one listed in the district attorney’s document.

Mayor Bass, the ball is in your court: Fire this oinking sadist!


American Car Culture:
None Dare Call It Murder

Ryan Cooper / American Prospect:
The Death Cult of the American Car  —  It's obvious how to make the roads safer for cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers alike.  We just don't do it.  —  There are too many cars and trucks that are too heavy and tall, driving too fast on streets that are too wide, with too many points of conflict.
Cars & guns, baby.

Cut Out Her Tongue!!

Death To Hypocrites!

Caitlin Byrd / Post and Courier:
US Rep. Nancy Mace endorses Charleston bus project.  But she voted against its funding  —  NORTH CHARLESTON — A routine press conference on a federal grant for Charleston's bus system put Republican U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace on the defensive after Democrats pounced on the fact she actually voted against the bill that made it happen.
"Socialism." So fucking tired of this shit.

Trump Crime Family Values

Khaleda Rahman / Newsweek:
Exclusive: Trump Made Shocking Comments About Ivanka, Says Ex-Staffer  —  Donald Trump's “naked sexism,” including toward his own daughter, is described in a new book by Miles Taylor, the former Trump administration official who famously wrote a scathing op-ed about the former president under the pen name “Anonymous.”
Adam Nichols / Raw Story:
Ex-staffer describes Trump fantasizing about sex with Ivanka  —  Former President Donald Trump made sexual comments about his daughter Ivanka that were so lewd he was rebuked by his Chief of Staff, former Trump official Miles Taylor writes in a new book.  —  The comments are used by Taylor …
Tell us again who the child molestors & groomers are, you sick fucks.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Oh Great, Nazi Hippies On Dope

Magic Mushrooms.  LSD.  Ketamine.  The Drugs That Power Silicon Valley.  —  Entrepreneurs including Elon Musk and Sergey Brin are part of a drug movement that proponents hope will expand minds, enhance lives and produce business breakthroughs  —  Elon Musk takes ketamine.
Stop pretending, techbros.
This is your brain on drugs.

GOP Govs. Abbott & DeSantis Busy Bringing Back Malaria

Locally Acquired Malaria Cases Identified in the United States  —  Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network  —  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing this Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory to share information and notify clinicians, public health authorities, and the public about identification of locally acquired malaria cases (P. vivax) in two U.S. states (Florida and Texas) within the last 2 months, concern for a potential rise in imported malaria cases associated with increased international travel in summer 2023, and the need to plan for rapid access to IV artesunate, which is the first-line treatment for severe malaria in the United States.
Now they can really start moving the chloroquine.

Monday, June 26, 2023

Loserpalooza '23

Apparently none of these posing pantywaists are capable of throwing a punch. 

Spotted at P.M. Carpenter.

Sunday, June 25, 2023

50 Yrs. Ago Today On Top Of The Other Side Of The World

When in Butte, be sure to visit Mr. Greg's Hair Styling & Sheep Rental, where you can strap on the sheep of your choice.

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Relevant To Recent News

"Pressed Rat", You Say?

Very disappointed Russia didn't implode over the wknd. Guess we'll have to settle for billionaire bacon.

"Now, We Aren't Saying Hitler Was Right, But We Aren't Necessarily Saying He Was Wrong, Either."

David Roth / Defector:
Euphemism of the Day: "The Country's Most Unpleasant Moms". If you mean crazed Nazi bitches, say it!

"I’m not crazy …

... I look crazy to you because you’re insane."

Funny, that's just how this reporter feels about the rest of you mental cases clogging up the world & stealing his oxygen.

Europe Gets Wise

Across Europe, the continent that nurtured Christianity for most of two millennia, churches, convents, beguinages and chapels stand empty and increasingly derelict as faith and church attendance shriveled over the past half-century. Now, ever more of the once-sacred structures are repurposed for anything from clothes shops, to wall-climbing clubs and nightclubs.
Since you asked,
A beguinage, from the French term béguinage, is an architectural complex which was created to house beguines: lay religious women who lived in community without taking vows or retiring from the world.
The song & dance have a different etymology.

Friday, June 23, 2023

A Cracker Is Cancelled

Heritage of hate is more like it.
Nick Ochsner / WBTV-TV:
But never better late.

Friday Freak Out:
Tina Turner, Nice Lady

“I don’t know how she managed to stick with that guy for so long,” Zappa said in the Miles book. “He treated her terribly and she’s a really nice lady. We were recording down there on a Sunday. She wasn’t involved with the session, but she came in on Sunday with a whole pot of stew that she brought for everyone working in the studio. Like out of nowhere, here’s Tina Turner coming in with a rag on her head bringing a pot of stew. It was really nice.”
[Den of Geek/Far Out]

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Five-Car "Accident" Aftermath,
Part One

I wonder if that pickup belongs to those two, & if their lives have just been destroyed because it was totaled.
In two parts because it would be a huge fucking imposition to fix all the damn pix at once.

Squash The Rich!

Guess they didn't have time to go "Glub, glub, glub".Bring back the head crusher!

Titanic To Claim More Dead?

Oceanic pressure being some 400 times surface air pressure, I'm thinking humanoid flapjacks, but it may not have been structural failure; the video game controller being used to control the submersible may have come unplugged. The "exploring" idiots may have had a good long while to reflect on their foolishness.

Thursday Theremin

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

"Woke" Military? Really?

An Army Ranger based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state was being held in jail Wednesday for allegedly shooting into a crowd and killing two people at an electronic music festival over the weekend.

James Kelly, 26, a joint fire support specialist assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment, was booked into the Grant County Jail on Tuesday and was under investigation for the shooting at the Beyond Wonderland festival Saturday about 149 miles east of Seattle, according to The Associated Press. Kelly was shot by law enforcement officers during the incident and had been in the hospital.

Aren't these otherwise-unemployable soldier boys supposed to murder people on the other side of the world, to keep "us" safe from "them"? If the United States Army can't determine if someone's a potential threat to his or her fellow Americans, how can it keep us safe from the swarthy hordes that threaten our way of life? It may be time to shut it all down until we can figure out what the hell's going on.[]

Good Little Republican Witches

Rep. Greene should have called Rep. Boebert a "scrawny little four-eyed bitch", but she's too busy imagining space lasers & 5G vaccines to work on serious insults. You won't get the Republican presidential nomination in 2028 if you can't do better than "little bitch", Marge.

Former FBI Analyst Sentenced for Retaining Classified Documents

Kept Hundreds of National Defense Documents at Her Home in Violation of the Espionage Act

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A former analyst with the Kansas City Division of the FBI was sentenced in federal court today for illegally retaining documents related to the national defense at her residence.

Kendra Kingsbury, 50, of Garden City, Kansas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to three years and 10 months in federal prison without parole. Kingsbury pleaded guilty on Oct. 13, 2022, to two counts of unlawfully retaining documents related to the national defense.

Kingsbury was an intelligence analyst for the FBI for more than 12 years, from 2004 to Dec. 15, 2017. Kingsbury was assigned to a sequence of different FBI squads, each of which had a particular focus, such as illegal drug trafficking, violent crime, violent gangs, and counterintelligence. Kingsbury held a TOP SECRET//SCI security clearance and had access to national defense and classified information. Training presentations and materials specifically warned Kingsbury that she was prohibited from retaining classified information at her personal residence. Such information could only be stored in an approved facility and container.

Kingsbury admitted that, over the course of her FBI employment, she repeatedly removed from the FBI and retained in her personal residence (at that time in North Kansas City, Mo.) an abundance of sensitive government materials, including classified documents related to the national defense.

In total, Kingsbury improperly removed and unlawfully and willfully retained approximately 386 classified documents in her personal residence. Some of the classified documents she unlawfully removed and kept in her home contained extremely sensitive national defense information. According to court documents, Kingsbury put national security at risk by retaining classified information in her home that would have, if in the wrong hands, revealed some of the government’s most important and secretive methods of collecting essential national security intelligence.

Kingsbury admitted to investigators that she retained and destroyed other documents over the years that could have contained classified and/or national defense information. The documents retained by Kingsbury in her personal residence included documents in electronic format on hard drives, compact discs, and other storage media.

The national defense information that Kingsbury unlawfully retained included numerous documents classified at the SECRET level from the FBI that describe intelligence sources and methods related to U.S. government efforts related to counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and defending against cyber threats. These documents included details on the FBI’s nationwide objectives and priorities, including specific investigations across multiple field offices that were open at the time Kingsbury unlawfully retained the documents. In addition, Kingsbury retained documents relating to sensitive human-source operations in national security investigations, intelligence gaps regarding hostile foreign intelligence services and terrorist organizations, and the technical capabilities of the FBI against counterintelligence and counterterrorism targets.

The national defense information that Kingsbury unlawfully retained also included numerous documents classified at the SECRET level from another government agency. These documents described intelligence sources and methods related to U.S. government efforts to collect intelligence on terrorist groups. The documents included information about al Qaeda members on the African continent, including a suspected associate of Usama bin Laden. In addition, there were documents regarding the activities of emerging terrorists and their efforts to establish themselves in support of al Qaeda in Africa.

The FBI investigated what uses Kingsbury put to the classified documents she illegally removed from the secure workspace, but according to court documents, the investigation revealed more questions and concerns than answers.

Investigators reviewed Kingsbury’s telephone records, which revealed a number of suspicious calls. Kingsbury contacted phone numbers associated with subjects of counterterrorism investigations, and these individuals also made telephone calls to Kingsbury. Investigators have not been able to determine why Kingsbury contacted these individuals, or why these individuals contacted her. Kingsbury declined to provide the government with any further information.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Edwards for the Western District of Missouri and Trial Attorney Scott Claffee of the National Security Division’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section. It was investigated by the FBI Omaha Field Office.

[United States Attorney's Office, Western Dstrict of Missouri]

The Cost Of Freedom

Rachel Vadaj / Cleveland 19 News:
Guns don't kill people: Two-yr. olds w/ guns kill people.

Darkness On Increase

It's now officially midsummer, when the days begin to grow shorter, leading to the eventual & inevitable entropic
heat death of the universe. So long, suckers!

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Stoned Henge, Man

Blues In Manhattan

House Bleeping

Gee, I wish Bugger would advise us that there is stuff in the spam trap. I just spent hrs. posting comments, including ones I allegedly made, some of them back to 2009. I wonder how I could have posted a reply to a comment & not noticed that it didn't post. Could Bugger have moved comments to spam post-posting? And some of the alleged spam was posted by humanoids I used to know in meatspace. I'd think someone would have mentioned it to me in the sickly flesh. Does appear as if some people tried to post things more than once. 

My apologies that Google sucks so hard. Fuck you, Google.

Monday, June 19, 2023

Republican Round-Up

A slap-&-spitter,
Decca Muldowney / The Daily Beast:
New Hampshire State Senator Keith Murphy Arrested for Bar Fight  —  ‘AGGRESSIVE MANNER’  —  A New Hampshire state senator has been arrested after allegedly slapping and spitting on a man in a bar, police say.  Keith Murphy, 47, a Republican lawmaker who was elected in 2022 …
& an alienator of affections & blackmailer.
Brad Reed / Raw Story:
North Carolina GOP House speaker ‘engaged in group sex with people seeking political favor’: lawsuit  —  The Republican speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives is being accused to using his position to secure sexual favors.  —  As WSOC-TV reports, a new lawsuit filed …
Andrew McMillan / WSOC-TV:
Lawsuit alleges NC House Speaker had affair, sex with people seeking political favor  —  RALEIGH — A detailed lawsuit filed by a former Apex City Councilman claims that North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland County) started an affair with his wife and engaged in group sex with other people seeking political favor.
Remember, these are elected office-holders from the party of law & order & family values. You know, hypocrites.