Thursday, February 29, 2024

Cracker-Ass Nazis

Take a day and walk around
Watch the Nazis run your town
Then go home and check yourself
You think we're singing 'bout someone else
—"Plastic People", F. Zappa, 1966.
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The overlap of Trumpism and Christian nationalism  —  Shortly after the 2020 election, the research organization PRRI released a fascinating set of data showing just how closely support for Donald Trump was linked to religion.  The higher the percentage of White Christian residents in a county …

Today In Self-Defense

Property Is Theft

Eat shit & die, landlord motherfucker!! If you can't evict someone w/o the power of the state you should just fuck off, snowflake.

An Extra Day ...

... on which soulless subhuman scum may fuck off & die. Do it now & avoid the rush for the sweet release of death.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Fire Burn!

Two Teslas burn in San Francisco, weeks after autonomous vehicle arson

Van Vuong told the local TV station that he was on his way to go play tennis Saturday morning when he saw the burned vehicle — and did not realize it was his.

“We just kind of walked by it and then I thought, ‘Shoot, where’s my car?’” he said. “Then I thought, ‘No! That can’t be my car!’”

That torching came half an hour after another Tesla caught fire on Bonifacio Street just a block away, according to the fire department. The fire department and police department did not say if the first Tesla was also set on fire, though they were investigating the fires together.

Eff you & your tennis game, Richie Rich.[L.A. Times]

Monday, February 26, 2024

Death Valley News

When will the fucking morons master the concept of turning their tracking device on its side for a panoramic shot?


Friday, February 23, 2024

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Go Down, Moses!

Nina Simone's Birthday

Eunice Kathleen Waymon, known professionally as Nina Simone, was an American singer, songwriter, musical arranger, and civil rights activist. Her music spanned a broad range of styles, including classical, jazz, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. Nina referred to her music as Black Classical Music.
Would've been 91 today.
More. Videos.

Rain Stopped

Streets still filled w/ scum. As are the boardrooms. Once again the job is left to me. Hang 'em high!!

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Monday, February 19, 2024

Saturday, February 17, 2024

More Horrible Shit, Because Everything & Everyone Are Horrible

Sarah Ellison / Washington Post:
Current and ex-staff and experts say Sinclair stokes its audience's fears, with views that align with Trump, and David Smith wants the same at The Baltimore Sun  —  The local news powerhouse, whose chairman recently bought the Baltimore Sun, focuses on fear in broadcasts that often align with Donald Trump's view of cities
What is wrong w/ you people? How long will you take it? Why hasn't the shooting started yet?

It's Alive

In higher resolution for your enjoyment.

Missed It By That Much

1032 hrs. 7 February 2024 Versailles, Ohio State Route 47 (West Crossing)

Friday, February 16, 2024

Stop Buying Plastic Chinese Crap
From The Slave-Drivers!

Every piece of junk you buy from these pigs pays the scum lawyers who do this bullshit.
Noam Scheiber / New York Times:

Friday Freak Out

If It's Friday, Eff You!

Look if you dare.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

"Financial Advice" Or An Actual Con Job, It's All A Fucking Scam

Charlotte Cowles / The Cut:

Putting It Mildly

Thursday's Turkey ...

... gobbles here.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Actual Audio

Making Friends & Influencing People

Death From Above!

Text is dead, in case you're wondering.

Ass Wednesday

I wouldn't be your fucking Valentine if you paid me, you awful, rotten people! Not that any of you little shits asked me. To hell w/ all of you!!

St. Valentine Special

Massacre or mushy stuff?

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Almost Exciting. Alas ...

... all forms of plague are treatable with common antibiotics, and people who seek treatment early have a better chance of a full recovery, according to the CDC.
Can't win 'em all.

An Oregon resident was diagnosed with the plague.

Note date on skull.
But wait! The Alaskapox, & it's a virus, not some sissy bacteria that any old antibiotic can whip.

Blah Blah Blah

Shut Your Festering Gobs, Coppers

Big talk. "Unacceptable"? You accept it every damn day. Stand against the Second Amendment or shut the hell up.

Yesterday's Pathetic Horseshit Today

Right here.

Monday, February 12, 2024

Bezos Bait & Switch

What A Greedy Fucking Pig

John Archer / Forbes:
Amazon's Prime Video basic ad tier, which began on Jan. 29 in the US as a downgrade to subscribers, quietly cut Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos sound support  —  Amazon AMZN caused a furor recently when it announced that it was introducing advertisements right across its Prime Video streaming service.
Break up Amazon now so you may consume w/o bearing the Mark Of The Bezos Beast!

Zzzzzz ...

Should be here, but it isn't yet scheduled, so one never knows.

Also: Why in hell does everything have to suck all the damn time?

Sunday, February 11, 2024

It Happened In A Fucking Church; What Good Are Your Prayers Now?

Did your fucking "Gawd" call that woman to start shooting, you sack of smirking, simpering garbage? And let an innocent five-yr. be critically injured, by the "good guys"? So damn tired of this crap. Fuck everybody & everything,
good & hard.

Resisting The Robots

Is It Permitted To Suggest Killing The Robots Before They Kill You, Or Is It Already Too Late?

A Waymo driverless car was vandalized and set on fire in San Francisco’s Chinatown on Saturday night.

(Séraphine Hossenlopp / San Francisco Fire Department Media)
A Waymo car went up in flames in San Francisco’s Chinatown after a crowd surrounded it, scrawled graffiti, smashed windows and then threw a firework inside the driverless vehicle in the middle of a crowded street Saturday night.

Nobody was in the car and no injuries were reported, police and company officials said.

The San Francisco Fire Department was called to the scene about 9 p.m. in the 700 block of Jackson Street, authorities said. Chinatown was bustling as people celebrated Lunar New Year.

Videos posted on social media by software engineer Michael Vandi show someone using a skateboard to crush the white Jaguar’s windows as the car’s rooftop sensors continued to turn. Another shot shows someone writing on the car’s side. The car was eventually engulfed in flames as spectators gathered around to record the scene with their phones.

The robotaxi was one of hundreds of the company’s fleet in San Francisco, said Waymo spokesperson Sandy Karp. “We are working closely with local safety officials to respond to the situation.”

The motive for the attack is unclear, and police say that the fire is under investigation.

Tensions over driverless cars have risen since a driverless Cruise car, owned by General Motors, hit a woman in downtown San Francisco and pinned her underneath last fall, sending her to the hospital with serious injuries.

The incident eventually forced Cruise to suspend operations, while its competitor Google-owned Waymo has marched their expansion forward, recently arriving in Los Angeles to wary officials and worried taxi and truck drivers. A limited number of Waymo driverless cars are on Los Angeles streets, as the company offers test rides by invitation.

But Waymo has asked the California Public Utilities Commission for license to expand its fleet to be fully operational in Los Angeles.

Concerned the robotaxis could be dangerous, Mayor Karen Bass asked regulators in November to increase their scrutiny and said the city should have a say in how they are regulated.

At the time, she said one of the Waymo driverless cars operating in Los Angeles had failed to initially stop for a traffic officer at Beaudry Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard on Aug. 3, 2023. The officer had been signaling east- and westbound traffic to come to a stop.

There were no injuries reported.

Since then, union and local officials have been ratcheting up pressure on the company. Earlier this month, the the head of the city’s firefighters union appeared with other local officials on the steps of City Hall backing legislation introduced by California state Sen. Dave Cortese (D-San José) that would give local officials more control of autonomous vehicles.

Cortese said not only is he concerned about the vehicles’ ability to comply with local laws but also the threat they pose to workers.

“If we don’t learn to move quickly, with our laws, and in terms of protecting jobs with those laws, we’re going to end up with the greatest depression I think this country has ever seen,” he said during the conference.

[L.A. Paywall. Don't arse yourselves, it's all here.]

Saturday, February 10, 2024

What The Actual Fuck?

Coming Soon: WWIII, In Person

 Ron Filipkowski / MeidasTouch:
Trump Says He Will Refuse to Honor NATO Treaty  —  Said enemies can “do whatever the hell they want”  —  At every rally, Trump loves to tell the story that references the only thing he knows about global security - the transactional relationship we have with our NATO allies.
Sara Boboltz / HuffPost:
Trump Says He Might ‘Encourage’ Russia To Attack NATO Allies  —  “You gotta pay your bills,” said the former president notorious for not paying his own bills.  —  Former President Donald Trump delivered an alarming message to U.S. allies during a Saturday rally where he outlined …
We await any sort of response, pro or con, from any elected Republican offical. Not holding our breath, however.

“do whatever the hell they want”

Friday, February 9, 2024

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Florida 'Roo On The Loose

Poor little sucker couldn't even leap the fence.Are there no exotic animal laws in Florida?

Nothing Is Safe. And How Was It Done?

Must admit, this is impressive.
Katherine Itoh / NBC News:
Alabama station in disbelief after 200-foot radio tower stolen  —  WJLX radio station can no longer broadcast their AM programming since the incident.  —  A radio station in Alabama was forced to go silent after thieves stole their 200-foot radio tower and other equipment from a building.

Lanlords Continue War On Tenants

In the Los Angeles Housing Crisis, a Senior Fights to Keep His Place in the World

Facing eviction after 30 years, Mike Balog says moving out would mean losing his community, part of his identity and having nowhere else to go.

Exterminate every parasitical landlord!!

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Rain Continues, Scum Not Yet Washed From Streets

Note that "barbitural" is a phony word, unless the letterer was an illiterate buffoon.

Once I Built A Railroad ...

Rebecca Picciotto / CNBC:
That inane bullshit will result in the death of model railroading, as virtually every model locomotive & piece of rolling stock is made in China, as well as most track & other accessories, model buildings & cars, tiny plastic people, yada.
Mean ol' Frisco ...
Post-plague inflation already has prices in the business up by perhaps 10-15%. This reporter does enjoy looking at prices & seeing how much less he spent on the same plastic crap just a couple of yrs. ago, but that'll be little satisfaction if everything goes up 60%.

Monday, February 5, 2024

Read It & Weep

When the tech bros come for me

First, the tech bros came for the warehouse workers, and I said nothing.
[Gerry McGovern]

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Not This Time, Anyway

Indian Actress Poonam Pandey Fakes Cervical Cancer Death in Shocking Media Hoax

India accounts for nearly one-quarter of the world’s cervical cancer cases, according to the World Health Organization, with more than 200 women losing their lives every day to the disease.

Health campaigners have urged the government to roll out a national HPV vaccination campaign for young girls, which in other countries has drastically cut the incidence of cervical cancer.

By Agence France Presse
[Yahoo Oz/Thai PBS World]

Who Doesn't?

From 95 yrs. ago. Ms. Hanshaw was known as "The Personality Girl".