Monday, September 26, 2016

Trump Exercises Self-Control

Trump's 400-Lb. Hacker Guy

Mainstream media ignoramuses seemed unaware of what Republican candidate Trump was talking about when he referred to “someone sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds” as a possible hacker. Well, it's one o' them iNternet meme thingies, mainstream cretins:
Gives you an idea of Trump's vast knowledge of our modern world, dunnit?

Trump Trifecta

Trump fan, Nazi, registered sex offender.
Matt Shuham / Talking Points Memo: 
Vendor Displays Nazi Flag Next To Trump Banner At Local Pennsylvania Fair (PHOTOS)
Be sure to enlarge the humorous bumper stickers.

And don't bother posting anything to Facebook, Zuckerberg's Zombies will censor it.
Facebook user Chloe Winters of Scranton posted the image Sunday night, and within hours, it had been shared thousands of times.
“I was absolutely shocked and appalled,” Winters wrote. “This flag represents the brutal and horrific genocide of innocent people. It stands for the hatred and destruction of a religion I feel blessed to be a part of.”
Not long after, Facebook removed the original post saying it did not follow the Facebook Community Standards. However, many other people have since reposted the photo.
"Facebook Community Standards"? "Community"? Really? Were all of the 1.71 billion brain-dead Facebookers consulted & offered a vote on the "community" standards? Nope. More lying bullshit from the America On Line for the 21st century. Fuck you, Zucky.

Good Idea

Stephen Hawking / Guardian: 
I think the human race has no future if it doesn't go to space
Now then. How many of the seven billion+ useless oxygen-suckers populating (& thereby ruining) this planet can we send to Mars? Not a joke; it's a question of survival.

Here's a "coincidence": Looking for pix of your new home, the empty almost airless plains of Mars, we found actual hope:
Elon Musk hopes to take humans to Mars by 2024. This could be the rocket that gets them ...
Seems eminently habitable to me. From the C.S.A.
Some music to make this a full-service post.
Bonus Double-Play!

Fall Is Here!

Up just before the crack of noon, greeted by this (almost 39°C):
At least it only feels like 96°F.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Grifting Obnoxiously Party

Another not-surprise from the world of Republican greed & hypocrisyprincipled Ted Cruz conservatism:
It took Ted Cruz four months and three weeks of “careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience” to declare publicly that he would vote for Donald Trump.

He made the decision to profit by selling his supporter list to Trump far faster than that.

Just six weeks after he dropped out – and more than a month before Cruz would dramatically snub the nominee at the Republican National Convention – the senator quietly began renting his vast donor email file to his former rival, pocketing at least tens of thousands of dollars, and more likely hundreds of thousands, that can be used to bankroll the Texan’s own political future.

Trump began paying to solicit some of Cruz’s supporters for campaign cash as early as June 17. “We need you to stand with Mr. Trump before it is too late,” read the initial Trump campaign missive. A second solicitation came the next day. Another came the day after that. All told, in the last three months Trump has emailed at least some segments of Cruz’s donor list more than 30 times.

Indeed, only hours before Cruz pointedly and publicly refused to endorse – “Vote your conscience,” he said in July, as he was booed off the RNC stage and his wife whisked from the crowd for her own safety – the senator had rented his email list to Trump. “We must seize this moment to build on our momentum and Make America First Again,” Eric Trump wrote in an email to Cruz’s list earlier that day.

Where's My Fucking Money?

Is it any wonder I'm a bitter cynic? Cheated again:
Meet our geniuses: Southland 5 win $625,000 MacArthur Grants Southland area MacArthur fellows 2016 from left: Ahilan Arulanantham, Josh Kun, Maggie Nelson, Dianne Newman and Victoria Orphan. Photos via Caltech is celebrating its latest stars Thursday after two of the Pasadena school’s professors won MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.” In fact, five of the 23 MacArthur fellows for 2016 are from the Southland. All win a no-strings-attached gra
Two L.A. Writers Win MacArthur 'Genius' Grants Five of this year's 23 winners were from Los Angeles. [ more › ]
Highland Park author awarded $625,000″genius” grant; Councilman Ryu sets course for driverless vehicles; 710 Freeway closures Atwater Village | Viva La Maquina Josh Kun, a communications professor and author from Highland Park, is one of this year’s winners of a $625,000 MacArthur “genius” grant. L.A. Times 4th District Councilman David Ryu wants the city to be ready to support self-driving vehicles by 2035. Council District 4 Drivers and driver-less vehicles will have to take alternate routes as the northbound 710 Free
Five Southlanders named MacArthur Fellows; each receive $625K Three women and two men from the Los Angeles area are among the 23 2016 MacArthur Fellows announced Thursday night, who will each receive $625,000 over the next five years to allow them to pursue their own creative, intellectual and professional inclinations. The Southland MacArthur Fellows are: — Ahilan Arulanantham, the director of advocacy and legal director of the American Civil Liberties Uni
Josh Kun, 4 other Angelenos win MacArthur grants This year's local genius grant winners have ties to USC, Caltech and CalArts.
What bullshit. The "summary" of the L.A. Observed item reads "This year's local genius grant winners have ties to USC, Caltech and CalArts." Do these two typists look as if they need any more goddamn money? Are U.S.C., Caltech & CalArts paying minimum wage these days? Appears to me they both have many books to sell if they are starving or homeless. And as they are obviously neither, fuck them & the MacArthur Foundation.
Maggie Nelson and Josh Kun (Photos courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)
"If I could be a fisherman I would, but I can't, because I'm a fucking genius!"

Stirring Up The Honkies:
New Scares For Whitey

[Here's a bunch of horseshit"draft" I was too damned lazy to finishslaving over before I realized this is entirely too much work, especially as I apparently won't be getting a "genius grant" from some bullshit foundation if I do bother to come to some conclusion or another about stupid, easily-frightened white cretins. (Oh wait, that was the conclusion. Go figure.) — M.B.]

In today's madcap non-stop world of 15 min. iNternet news cycles, watching, waiting & aggregating for a month makes one feel like a historian of antiquity (if not a historical antique). Indeed, this next astounding bit of paranoiac agitation comes from the mists of time (May of this yr.) although it didn't catch the attention of Mediaite until almost two wks. ago.
In a May column for World Net Daily titled “The Radical Left’s Ethnic Cleansing Of America,” Ellis argued that real driving force behind liberal economic policy was a desire to kill off lower class whites.

“Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama want us to believe that the disappearance of American jobs in ‘the new global economy’ is as inevitable as the sun rising in the east. Nothing could be further from the truth,” he argued. “In fact, the radical left planned the liquidation of white, blue-collar working families in order to ‘fundamentally transform’ America.”

Ellis makes it clear in the column he’s talking about the literal, premeditated death of white Americans [emphasis added]:
The party cadres set out to build their brave new world and eliminate their class enemies – read: white working people. It is in this context that we understand why Clinton and company push so-called “free trade” deals like NAFTA and Obamatrade, corporatist schemes that move America’s manufacturing assets – and jobs – to Mexico, China and elsewhere. If you believe, as do the leftists, that America has more than it deserves and Americans are racists, the global redistribution of our wealth and the death (literally) of white working people is a desired outcome, a feature not a bug.
“Race warriors, displaying group solidarity or guilt, were pleased to see the jobs of white Americans moving to the Third World…” Ellis concluded. “And so, dear readers, that is how the death of American working-class whites was planned by the radical left and carried out with willing executioners at the highest levels of American politics, academia and business.”
File under: Joos (& "elites") stirring up the swarthy immigrants.

The strictly Biblical view:Gee-ziz, someone needs to cut a new version of that well-known Randy Newman tune, replacing the word "short"
w/ the word "white".

Links I didn't:

Drink Dump For Trump Chump

A glimpse into the future of your shitty nation from a guy who left the house looking to be amused last Friday.
An odd thing happened when he got to Donald Trump. He asked if there were any Trump supporters in the house and maybe two dozen people (out of maybe fifteen hundred) indicated they were backing the guy. Jefferies was just sorta praising those people for their courage when a fight broke out in the audience about two rows behind where we were sitting … an actual fight even though only two or three punches were thrown.

Near as I can figure out, what happened was this: A Trump supporter had identified himself as such in response to Jefferies' question. A non-Trump supporter then poured a beverage on the Trump supporter, whereupon the Trump supporter whirled and threw a punch at the non-Trump supporter who punched back … and then it got broken up.
At least in the civilized parts of California the odds are on the side of goodness & decency, by about 1500 to two dozen. I'm planning to be armed & ammo'd by Election Day; shouldn't you be too?

Inter-Species S-E-X?

I find the implications of this apparent flirtation very disturbing. As in "Eeeeew!"

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Morons, Meet the Morons

Fucking Cardinals fans. The very worst.
Also, they are losers.
One of the difficulties is what you might call the Trump bloc. I'm using this to refer to a silent majority that isn't a majority and is not particularly silent*: whites, generally older, generally less educated, although of course with exemptions for all of those generalizations.

[This group] is a very, very awkward size. It seems to be somewhere between 30 and 40 percent of the electorate, which is big enough that it feels like a majority but small enough that it isn't actually a majority.

That's a very uncomfortable place to be, politically, because smaller groups I think come to appreciate, not immediately but eventually, that they have to compromise and form coalitions. Larger groups can just win.

But this group doesn't seem small enough to compromise or big enough to win. That makes people very angry. I think some of that anger is reflected not just in Trump's campaign but in the sort of rhetoric you see around the rallies. And everyone has seen footage of people who are just hopping mad in a way that I suspect is alien not just to the journalists who cover them but also to movement conservatives who have claimed to speak for them in the past.
"Movement conservatives"? Yes, a few hundred deluded buffoons:
I think the great message of Trump is that there really are not that many movement conservatives.

There is an infrastructure of journalists, intellectuals who are vested in a conventional combination of limited government, a relatively hawkish foreign policy, and a sort of religiously inflected public morality. There are a few hundred such people, and they all know each other. But it turned out that there aren't that many voters who actually care about these things — or at least cared about them in quite that combination.
Nope, just full-on jerks who are "hopping mad" about anyone not just like they are.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Every Knee Shall Bow:
Mental Illness On Display

Public domain.
It can no longer be denied.
In a clip previewing an upcoming special from PBS Frontline, published online Thursday, Omarosa Manigault spoke about the abject humiliation Trump felt after Obama did an extended bit about the real estate mogul at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner.

“Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to president Trump,” Manigault said. “It’s everyone who’s ever doubted Donald, who ever disagreed, who ever challenged him. It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe.”
Please vote for Mr. Trump, so he may get his revenge, & finally be respected when he's "the most powerful man in the universe". Really?

These people are psychologically disturbed, to put it mildly. Sad! indeed when a 70-yr. old person has all the symptoms of a childhood mental disorder, & has shown indications of it for most of those 70 yrs.

Didn't even try to diagnose Ms. Manigault, because her problem is rather obvious: She loves money more than she likes herself. Probably won't get paid, however, which means her real problem is that she's a sucker & a moron.

Further Friday Filler (Musical)

No longer even 'phoning it in; this is like smoke-signaling it in.Best result from a search for Mr. Mimm's version of "Grits Ain't Groceries".

Same Ed Ward who typed for the Rolling Stone in the mists of time?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Almost? Summer Has Left The Bldg.

Gone daddy gone, not a minute too soon. And dig the jazzbo drumming in this mix/master.

Just Belaboring The Obvious Now

China's Tiangong-1 space station ‘out of control’ and will crash to Earth  —  Chinese authorities confirm the eight-tonne ‘Heavenly Palace’ lab will re-enter the atmosphere sometime in 2017 with some parts likely to hit Earth  —  China's first space station is expected to come crashing …
Damn shame it's unlikely to hit any populated locales. Or land.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Oh My!

Close personal iNternet acquaintance Big Bad Bald Bastard recently noted his admiration of George Takei. Synchronously, give or take a couple days, we encountered this as we were trying to separate wheat from chaff in the news aggregator. From 1971 (& looking every minute & inch of it) George Takei speaking against nuclear testing.Additionally admirable:
Takei ... served on the board of directors for the predecessor agency of what is now Metro, [where] Takei cast the tie-breaking vote that led to the creation of L.A.'s subway system.
Well done, George.

Ain't No Cure ...

... and very doubtful that the arrival of autumn will result in any improvement at all.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday Musical 'Phone It In

(It is Tuesday, innit?)Anyway, here's what is known as a "hot take".

“Any park ranger will tell you: don’t feed wildlife. The reason behind this is that they become dependent and will not forage for themselves any longer. A disturbing trend is affecting American wildlife. Animals that formerly were self-sufficient are now showing signs of belonging to the Democratic Party. They have apparently learned to just sit and wait for the government to step in and provide for their care and sustenance.” (The Unpopular Truth, March 14, 2012)

Isn’t this what Hillary and the Democratic Party are doing — continuing to make more and more people dependent by continuing to “feed them?”
Here, the obligatory projection, Clinton as Trump, spiced w/ paranoid delusion (even got the gender right):
I feel like I am in a science fiction movie where the masses (Democrats and those with no idea who they are) have been hypnotized and blindly march along, having all of their needs met by a mega-monster leader . . . until he unleashes them on some horrific task.
Is "those with no idea who they are" some racial deal? Does she mean "White" people denied their heritage by liberal academics, female school teachers & chemtrails or whatever?
Folks, this is the most important election of our time — we must stop the pathway the Democrats/Socialists are leading us down.

Our grandchildren don’t stand a chance! Will working for a living become obsolete? Will the rest of us who have worked hard for our whole lives find our ability to hang onto what we have impossible?

Will we lose our basic freedoms like the Second Amendment, freedom of religion and freedom of speech?

So please don’t feed the animals. America deserves better. We all deserve better!

This opinion piece was contributed to The Ashland City Times by Lea Hudson, a Cheatham County Republican.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This commentary has generated a considerable amount of attention, controversy and response. While it reflects only the viewpoint of its author, The Tennessean and USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee regularly publish opinions on diverse topics and from diverse perspectives. Your feedback, comments and letters are encouraged. Send letters to and/or comment on this article.
Courtesy Balloon Juice, who are not kulturny enough to throw in the obvious musical accompaniment.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Today In Propaganda:
Global Strike Command

A day after the 69th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Air Force, this,which a) ignores the B-24 Liberator in WWII; b) Curtis LeMay? c) Your Tax Dollars at Work: Efficient kill ratio of one (large) bomb from a B-52 to one pick-up truck, as demonstrated at (0:55) in the video.

Also to be noted: "... as we invest in our dominance ..." If you are a pick-up, you are not safe anywhere.First spotted here, then here.

Talk Like A Pirate Day Again Already?

And Lol Coxhill's birthday? Our cup runneth over!
This reporter remains liver than the late Mr. Coxhill, & younger than fellow '60s idolsfigures Adam West, David McCallum & Twiggy.

A brace of quotes from Mike Royko, another whose natal anniv. was ruined by this "Talk Like A Pirate" bullshit:
God tipped the country and all the fruits and nuts rolled west.
Pretty sure he stole that from Fred Allen. All Virgos are crooked, you know. If it isn't nailed down, it's ours!!
It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway', but as an electronic asylum
filled with babbling loonies.
Can't disagree w/ that.

Also celebrating: Mr. Door Tree.

Mon. Music Mumble

Born this date 95 yrs. ago, Billy Ward, who mashed up R&B & gospel & made race music more palatable to hunky audiences (Not meaning the listeners were attractive, mind you.) in the dreamtime before even this reporter was born.
And what've you done w/ your life?

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Post-Labor Day Polling Wrap-Up

Summer's almost gone; let's average the polls or something, & then we'll sum up the current state of the ...

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

Futile Friday

Frustrated by futile attempts to express our absolute & utter contempt of/horror at the human species in mere words,
we surrender & outsource.
From Mimi and Eunice.