Wednesday, January 20, 2021

How Long Shall The Wicked
Reign Over My People?

"Who's Sorry Now?"
Number of the Day: 2,864,974. (Popular votes.)
If I'd voted for Mme. Secretary instead of Peace & Freedom the total would have been a nice round 2,864,975.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Dropping Like Flies

Remember this?
The N.R.A.'s affiliation w/ F.N.B. Omaha & Enterprise Holdings, which operates Enterprise, Alamo, and National, is now history.

Who's next?

Today In The Constitution: Fuck The First Amendment, I Guess

 Speaker.gov:
Rev. Billy Graham to Lie in Honor in U.S. Capitol Rotunda
There is no honor among thieves.

Today In Republicanism:
Sex Crimes & Tax Cuts:

Pretty much like every other day, really. Republican Governors Assoc.:
GOP Governor Eric Greitens continues to fight for lower taxes in Missouri, rolling out new reforms that would cut taxes for 97% of the state’s citizens. Last week, Governor Greitens put forward an extensive tax reform package that would put in place an Earned Income Tax Credit, cut the state’s business tax, and lower personal income tax rates. As Governor Greitens fights for tax relief, the people of Missouri understand that they have a leader in office focused on returning money to the pockets of taxpayers – not government.
The rest of the world:
 Kansas City Star:
Gov. Greitens indicted for felony invasion of privacy stemming from affair  —  Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted Thursday afternoon by a St. Louis grand jury on a felony charge of invasion of privacy.  —  The charge stems from a 2015 affair and allegations that he threatened to release …
Nothing to see here, just move along.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

"Thank You For Your ServiceMoney, Chump-Ass Soldier"

Only the best minds enlist.
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's (CID) Computer Crime Investigative Unit (CCIU) is once again warning Soldiers and the Army community to be on the lookout for 'social media scams' where cybercriminals impersonate servicemembers by using actual and fictitious information. Frequently, CID receives notifications from individuals stating they were scammed online by someone claiming to be a Soldier, but in reality it was an online Scammer who has used an unsuspected Soldier's name and available social media photos to commit a crime. For information about computer security, other computer-related scams and to review previous cyber-crime alert notices and cyber-crime prevention flyers, visit the Army CID website.
We're completely fucked if the people sub-human monstrosities who can't find employment elsewhere yet are allegedly defending us can be chumped so easily. Or at all.

Two Weeks Afloat End
For Roger B. Taney Survivors

SUN 21 FEB 1943
Pacific
Marines (3d Marine Raider Battalion and 10th Defense Battalion detachment) and Army troops (elements of the 43rd Division) occupy Russell Islands in Operation CLEANSLATE, the inaugural movement through the central Solomons. Supported by TU 62.7.2 (Captain Ingolf N. Kiland), the landings* are made with no opposition. Four light cruisers and four destroyers of TF 68 (Rear Admiral Aaron S. Merrill) and Henderson Field, Guadalcanal-based Saratoga (CV-3) Air Group provide cover.

Submarine Sawfish (SS-276) damages Japanese oiler Ose off Oagari Jima, 29°29'N, 132°48'E.

Submarine Thresher (SS-200) attacks Japanese convoy northeast of Soembawa Island, N.E.I., damaging army cargo ship Kuwayama Maru, 07°53'N, 119°13'E (see 22 February).

Dutch submarine O 24 sinks Japanese merchant motor vessel Bandai Maru off Salang Island, 07°50'N, 098°09'E.

Atlantic
Battle to protect ON 166 from German submarines begins as U-332 and U-603 torpedo and sink Norwegian motor tanker Stigstad; U-92 torpedoes British steamer Empire Trader (she will be scuttled by Canadian corvette HMCS Dauphin). Coast Guard cutter Campbell (WPG-32), British corvette HMS Dianthus and Canadian corvette Dauphin, aided by flying boats, temporarily drive off U-332, U-454, and U-753 threatening the merchantmen. Coast Guard cutter Spencer (WPG-36) sinks German submarine U-225 at 51°25'N, 27°28'W.

U.S. freighter Rosario, steaming in convoy ON 167, is torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-664 at 50°13'N, 24°48'W. Fourteen of the 17-man Armed Guard, and 14 of 44 merchant crewmen are picked up by British rescue ship Rathlin; the rest perish with the ship.

British merchantman Penrith Castle rescues 15 merchant seamen and 13 Armed Guard sailors, survivors of freighter Roger B. Taney that had been sunk by U-225 on 7 February (see 20 March).

[The moral here is "Don't name ships after assholes, dummies" & certainly don't sail on an asshole-named vessel. And Sweet Blood of Jesus, may there never be any naval craft named after D.J. Trump, Sr., other than a Russki garbage scow. — M.B.]

*The rest of the story.

Professional Liar Sent to Hell, Finally

 Matthew Avery Sutton / The Guardian:
Billy Graham was on the wrong side of history  —  Racial tensions are rising, the earth is warming, and evangelicals are doing little to help.  That may be Graham's most significant, and saddest, legacy … Play Video  —  When Billy Graham stands before the judgment seat of God …
RELATED:
Yeah, must've been the "demon-power" of sleeping pills. Kiss my ass, hell-bound corpse!

Worst Person In The World Today

Lookit this schmuck; needs notes on how to act human. Gotta be a lizard person. (Also note the "45" monogram on his cuff. What the fuck?)
"I hear you." Fuck your bitch ass, Trump. Fuck you to hell.
Even sadder he's too fucking stupid to keep his notes out of view. Something must be done, & soon.

Chain Of Fools

Get these lazy parasites out of our country before they're on welfare, & get some "skilled" Western Europeans in here!
 Washington Post:
Melania Trump's parents are legal permanent residents, raising questions about whether they relied on ‘chain migration’ … The parents of first lady Melania Trump have become legal permanent residents of the United States and are close to obtaining their citizenship, according to people familiar …

Today In Mockery: It Works!

 Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
The outspoken Parkland students inherently understand how to counteract pro-Trump media, stripping conspiracy theorists and critics of power by mocking them  —  The pro-Trump media chose a political enemy effectively born onto the internet and innately capable of waging an information war.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

So Much For "President" Cuban

List of celebrities who think they'll run for President reduced by one asshole who "wasn't aware".
 Sports Illustrated:
Exclusive: Inside the Corrosive Workplace Culture of the Dallas Mavericks  — More than a dozen current and ex-employees characterize the Mavs' hostile work environment—ranging from sexual harassment to domestic violence—as an “open secret.”  Sports Illustrated details the allegations in a special investigation.

Action Off Attu

SAT 20 FEB 1943
Pacific
Motor minesweeper YMS-133 founders and sinks, Coos Bay, Oregon.

Submarine Albacore (SS-218) torpedoes and sinks Japanese destroyer Oshio about 140 miles north-northwest of Manus, Admiralty Islands, 00°50'S, 146°06'E. Albacore escapes damage in the resultant depth-charging by an accompanying enemy warship.

Submarine Halibut (SS-232) torpedoes and sinks Japanese transport Shinkoku Maru about 450 miles north of Ponape, Carolines, 15°09'N, 159°30'E.

Japanese auxiliary patrol vessel Yoshida Maru is damaged by mine (probably laid by submarine Sunfish (SS-281) between 14-17 December 1942), 34°28'N, 137°20'E.

Japanese army cargo ship Aragane Maru sinks as the result of damage inflicted by gunfire from heavy cruiser Indianapolis (CA 35) and destroyers Coghlan (DD-606) and Gillespie (DD-609) off Attu, 53°05'N, 171°22'E.

Atlantic
German submarines sight New York-bound convoy ON 166, which is escorted by Coast Guard cutters Spencer (WPG-36) and Campbell (WPG-32), one British and four Canadian corvettes. During the night of 20-21 February, Coast Guard cutter Spencer (WPG-36) depth charges U-604.

USAAF B-24 locates German prize tanker Hohenfriedberg 500 nautical miles southwest of Cape Finisterre; consequently, British heavy cruiser HMS Sussex intercepts and sinks the Axis vessel.

Indian Ocean
Hospital ship Atlantis rescues the last 10 survivors of U.S. freighter Deer Lodge, torpedoed by German submarine U-607 off Attuabout 60 miles east of Port Elizabeth, South Africa on 16 February.

Waste, Fraud & Abuse, Raytheon-Style

The Associated Press 20 Feb 2018
HONOLULU — The U.S. Missile Defense Agency spent a total of $130 million on a failed missile test off of [sic] Kauai.

The missile is meant to be deployed to Navy ships, Japan, Romania and Poland to protect against North Korean and Iranian threats.

The cost of the Raytheon SM-3 Block IIA missile that was still in development was $36 million, according to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.

The cost of the intermediate-range target missile was about $40 million.

It also spent money on Pacific Missile Range Facility use, several radars and sensors and about 350 personnel, the agency said.

"This was a developmental and operational test of a new capability and utilized a missile variant not yet in production," Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves, head of the Missile Defense Agency, said after the test.

A failure review board is investigating why the missile was unable to intercept.

The Raytheon/Kongsberg Navel [sic] Strike Missile is a long-range, precision strike weapon capable of reaching a target at distance of up 115 miles, according to published reports.

A separate SM-3 IIA also failed to reach its target in June off Kauai when a sailor on the Pearl Harbor USS John Paul Jones accidentally pushed a button that caused the missile to self-destruct.

That failed test cost $130 million.

Since 2002, the agency has received about $123 billion to develop and deliver ballistic missile defense system, according to a May 2017 U.S. Government Accountability Office report, and is requesting $9.9 billion in 2019.

This article was from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.
© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reversed. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Earlier. Also.

"I Have Here In My Hand A List Of ..."

McCarthy W/ A Gun:

Prosecutors said Chen physically had a list of grievances against other students on him when he was arrested. When investigators later searched his home they said the cache of weapons was located. Chen was arrested after he was pulled out of class after the school received a report that a student was in possession of a weapon. Chen told police that he had a gun in his backpack and a knife in his shirt pocket.
This is exactly the gun-humping ammosexuals' position:
More concealed carry on campus. I hope whoever squealed
is on his list now too.                                                        [Fox5]

List Of Businesses To Shoot Up Good (When They Are Closed, Obvs.)

The NRA is being supported by these companies

Come for the discounts, stay for the opposition to common sense gun laws.

At the very least you can let the air out of the tires of FedEx trucks & vehicles from the various car rental agencies & moving companies. Keep an icepick w/ you at all times, & be ready to poke!

[Think Progress]

Monday, February 19, 2018

Freezing Temps: I Suffer, You Starve

Cold unto death here, but the chumps who suffer this freezing torture in benighted ice-holes where stuff doesn't grow yr. 'round will suffer because of it (Neither almonds nor cherries for you this yr., Easterners!) so I s'pose I can suck it up for a day or two.

Freezing temperatures expected across California could threaten Central Valley crops

Action In The Aleutians!

FRI 19 FEB 1943
Pacific
Heavy cruiser Indianapolis (CA 35) and destroyers Coghlan (DD-606) and Gillespie (DD-609) (TU 8.6.2), intercept Japanese army cargo ship Aragane Maru bound for the Aleutians and engage her northwest of Attu, Aleutians.

Submarine Gato (SS-212) torpedoes Japanese ammunition ship Hibari Maru off eastern Bougainville, 06°27'S, 156°05'E. Hibari Maru is beached off Buin (see 28 February).

Submarine Grampus (SS-207) torpedoes Japanese transport/aircraft ferry Keiyo Maru, 04°55'S, 152°26'E.

Submarine Runner (SS-275) is damaged by aerial bomb off the Palaus, 07°35'N, 134°25'E, and is forced to terminate her patrol.

USAAF B-17s bomb Japanese shipping off Buin, Bougainville, damaging transport Tokai Maru, 06°45'S, 155°50'E.

Atlantic
Submarine Blackfish (SS-221) torpedoes and sinks German patrol craft VP 408 (ex-trawler Haltenbank), 43°30'N, 02°54'W, but is damaged by depth charges from what she reports as two converted trawlers, and is forced to terminate her patrol.

Readership Capture

You'll note that this item was of especial interest to The Daily Caller & Fox News. One might even assume that the typical right-winger is a fart-sniffer. Or worse. (And has a mental/emotional age of about what, five, maybe?)
 Kate Buck / Metro.co.uk: 
Passenger drops farts so putrid pilot is forced to make emergency landing

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Aleutian Action

THU 18 FEB 1943
Pacific
TG 8.6 (Rear Admiral Charles H. McMorris), consisting of light cruiser Richmond (CL 9), heavy cruiser Indianapolis (CA 35), and four destroyers, bombards Japanese installations at Holtz Bay and Chichagof Harbor, Attu, Aleutians.

Heavy cruiser HMAS Australia and three U.S. destroyers of TF 44.3 operate south of Australia to cover passage of five-ship convoy transporting the 30,000 troops of the 9th Australian Division to Sydney.

Submarine Grampus (SS-207) damages Japanese transport Keiyo Maru, 05°04'S, 152°18'E.

German auxiliary cruiser Michel (Schiffe 28) arrives at Singapore; the next day she turns over to the Japanese the merchant and Armed Guard sailors she had captured when she sank U.S. freighter Sawokla on 29 November 1942.

I S'pect America Already Regrets

Sick Burn Of The DayMonth:

Soon enough Trump will regret the day he was born, & punishment is what really matters here.

Crucified On A Cross Of Shame

 Bruce Riley Ashford / Fox News:
Mike Pence, Tim Tebow, Tony Dungy have all been ‘Christian Shamed.’ This ugly form of bigotry must stop  —  Is believing in God a sign of mental illness?  Is praying a silly exercise in make-believe - just a big waste of time and a delusional activity?  —  I certainly don't think so, nor do most Americans.
Swift Answer To Silly Questions: YES! Delusional mental illness, waste of time, & a sheen of bullshit atop idiotic & unpopular political positions.

And just shut up, you whining victims. You should be ashamed.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Whooops! Sorry, Soviets.

WED 17 FEB 1943
Pacific
Submarine Sawfish (SS-276) accidentally sinks Soviet cargo ship Ilmen off east coast of Kyushu, 30°56'N, 135°30'E.

Atlantic/Mediterranean
Moroccan Sea Frontier (Rear Admiral John L. Hall) is established.

Indian Ocean
U.S. freighter Deer Lodge, torpedoed by German submarine U-607 about 60 miles east of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, the previous day, sinks at 33°46'S, 26°57'E. Two merchant seamen are lost with the ship, but the survivors (37 civilians and an 18-man Armed Guard) are rescued by South African minesweeper Africana (13 men) and British trawler Havorn (32 men) (see 20 February).

Bouffant Tweets!

I Felt It (Barely)!

More like heard it, but I knew what it was. Did not feel the aftershocks.
A 2.9 quake hit around 2:20 a.m and a second tremor measuring 1 struck a few minutes later.
Mainstream media version:
A magnitude 2.9 earthquake was reported in the Echo Park area early Saturday morning.

The quake occurred at 2:16 a.m. and was felt across parts of central Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was centered just east of the 2 Freeway near the intersection of Lake Shore Avenue and Ewing Street.

No damage was reported.
We're overdue for our 20-yr. not-The-Big-One-but-big-enough event.

Don't you wish you lived somewhere interesting?

American Bandstand

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - "I Shot The Sheriff"

Friday, February 16, 2018

Triton (SS-201) Off To Eternal Patrol

TUE 16 FEB 1943
Pacific
Submarine Flying Fish (SS-229) sinks Japanese stores ship Hyuga Maru 24 miles off Pagan, Marianas, 18°30'N, 145°57'E.

Submarine Triton (SS-201) departs Brisbane for her sixth war patrol. She will never be seen again (see 6 March).
Just a couple of months prior aboard the Triton.
Atlantic
Fleet Air Wing 16 (Captain Rossmore D. Lyon) is established at Norfolk, Virginia.

Indian Ocean
U.S. freighter Deer Lodge is torpedoed by German submarine U-607 about 60 miles east of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and abandoned (see 17 and 20 February).

Fri. Madness?

No, Fry Madness.

A GOURMET APPROACH TO FRIES

Elevating french fries to new levels. The side just became the main dish.
What new horror have hipsters or whoever brought us?

And what kind of neighborhood am I in that a glossy 5.5" by 10.5" card advertising this madness was in today's mail?

Double Chumpery

I blame only anyone but myself for stealing the suggestion that Florida Shooter was somehow aligned or trained w/ would-be Nazis.
 Shawn Musgrave / Politico: 
How white nationalists fooled the media about Florida shooter
S'pose I should have realized no such organization would volunteer such info, especially not to the J.D.L.
However, there's no question the shooter wore one of those idiotic MAGAt hats, so I'm pretty much off the hook.
Not that I'm responsible to anyone, or ever gave a shit.
Barely going through the motions at this stage.

Today In Class Warfare

Fuck The Poor, Part The Whatever

 Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
After Trump clears the way, GOP states move to charge poor for health care
Previously in the war on everybody who isn't a millionaire:
  Tony Pugh / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
After approving Medicaid work requirements, Trump's HHS aims for lifetime coverage limits  —  WASHINGTON  —  After allowing states to impose work requirements for Medicaid enrollees, the Trump administration is now pondering lifetime limits on adults' access to coverage.

Now Can We Nuke Moscow?

Just asking. Or suggesting. Or wishing. And hoping.