Friday, December 9, 2016

Trump's Chumps Dissected

Surprise, surprise! Life's losers, from the nation's shit-holes!
Trump over performed the most in counties with the highest drug, alcohol and suicide mortality rates
Correlation is not causation, of course. But while the places with the biggest mortality problems are usually the places that have been hit hardest economically, Monnat points out in a footnote: “Even when using statistical models that include 14 demographic, economic, social, and health care factors, the drug, alcohol and suicide mortality rate remains a significant and positive predictor of Trump overperformance nationally.”
Well of course. If one hates oneself & wishes to die, what better way to hurt oneself than voting for Trump?

And here's some trailer-park trash to illustrate.

Fri. Filler

Kirk Douglas 100 today, if he hasn't given up & shuffled off between the time we're typing this & its scheduled publication. Other important people born on this day, in no particular order: Redd Foxx, Margaret Hamilton, Judi Dench, Felicity Huffman, John Milton, Broderick Crawford, Peter Kropotkin, Donny Osmond, Dick Butkus, Neil Innes,John Malkovich, Hermione Gingold, John Cassavetes, Buck Henry, Donald Byrd, Junior Wells, Deacon Jones, & Rikk Agnew. Jesus H., there really is one born every minute, isn't there?

Last but far from least, two born this day who contributed to what passes for culture on this miserable ball of rock & gas, Clancy Eccles & Junior Wells.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

November Morbidity &
Mortality Report

November's dead, & took even more notables from the past w/ it in its hasty exit. Robert Vaughn & Florence Henderson, to name but two.

A brush w/ greatness: I once assisted Ron Glass w/ some copying while I was wage-slaving at Kinkos, over 10 yrs. ago. Legitimately seemed nice. I told him I'd been to a taping of Barney Miller some 30 yrs. prior, just down the street at A.B.C.'s Vine St. Theatre, which amused him.

Doubtlessly less known to auslanders, Don Waller.
Obituary: Don Waller, the rock music journalist for the Los Angeles Times and numerous other outlets, former managing editor of Radio & Records, author of "The Motown Story," and the co-founder in 1975 of Back Door Man, a fanzine out of the South Bay "for hardcore rock ’n’ rollers only," died last week. He was 65.
"Waller carried with him seemingly infinite reserves of both knowledge and passion about music, particularly soul and R&B, garage and punk," writes Steve Hochman at BuzzBands. "A truly caring, truly passionate presence, advocating for us all to dig deeper into music, into relationship with music, into the way it binds us." Waller was the longtime partner of LA journalist Natalie Nichols. On her Facebook page, Richard Cromelin writes: "Editing Don’s reviews at the Los Angeles Times was probably the most challenging and entertaining part of my job there." He was "the hardest-hustling freelancer in the rock-writing bizness," writes John Payne at LA Weekly.
Condolences to Ms. Nichols, who is quoted in the Times obit.

Blue Öyster Connection: Said obit also reveals Waller sang for The Imperial Dogs.
One of the Imperial Dogs’ early songs, “This Ain’t the Summer of Love,” earned attention when the rock band Blue Öyster Cult recorded it on its hit 1976 album, “Agents of Fortune.”

Monday, December 5, 2016

LUTHOR ELECTED PRESIDENT!!

Uh oh. And from 2009. Blame Obama?
Superman/Batman Public Enemies
Feature Film | PG-13 | 1 hr 6 min | Released: 2009
Note the inauguration (1:35) w/ the "LexCorp" logos among the flags. America is a comic book now.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Literacy Tests

If Donald Trump Isn't Moving His Lips, Is He Reading?

In which Buzzfeed looks at sources & sourcing. (May qualify as "tl; dr".)
What we know of Trump’s relationship to the modern internet suggests the president-elect rarely browses it himself. Trump campaign press secretary Hope Hicks told GQ he relies largely on Google News printouts from staffers and sparingly reads his own email. And a 2007 deposition suggests that Trump doesn’t use a computer or carry a smartphone during the daytime hours, and often dictates daytime tweets to his assistants.

Down The Memory Hole

Web of Evil has long held that the distinction between actual homo saps & humanoids, other animals, & plants is literacy & its improvement upon memory, rather than the mere bee ess of tool use or making sounds w/ meanings.
Before the invention of writing, knowledge existed in the present tense between two or more people; when information was forgotten, it disappeared forever. That state of affairs created a special need for ideas that were easily memorized and repeatable (so, in a way, they could go viral). The immediacy of the oral world did not favor complicated, abstract ideas that need to be thought through. Instead, it elevated individuals who passed along memorable stories, wisdom and good news.
Welp, once voting is suppressed successfully, all memories of it & other lost rights/freedomsstuff, whatever it was ... must be suppressed as well. And social media is Newspeak v2.0.

Six Of One, Half A Dozen Of Another

Gail Collins, from a different angle but in the same "What is w/ him?" vein. No doubt the "agrees w/ whatever suggestions were made by the last weasel who flattered/talked to him, until he talks to the next weasel" syndrome
(This reporter is so experienced he remembers the Pres. Clinton who actually served being accused of the same thing.) plays into this.
In the past, I’ve always presumed that when Trump completely changed his position on health care or the Mexican wall or nuclear weapons in Japan, it was due to craven political opportunism. But it’s much more calming to work under the assumption that he doesn’t remember anything that happened before this morning.

Think about it next time you hear him bragging about his big margin of victory. “We won in a landslide. That was a landslide,” he told a crowd in Ohio on Thursday. It was perhaps the first time in history that a candidate used those terms after receiving 2.5 million votes fewer than his competitor.

It’s stupendously irritating, unless you work under the assumption that he no longer recalls the real story.

This week, Trump was on a victory lap in Indiana, where United Technologies just agreed to keep about 1,000 jobs at a Carrier gas-furnace factory that had been slated to be moved to Mexico. Trump had repeatedly vowed to save the Carrier jobs during the campaign, and even though there is no reason to believe this will have any effect whatsoever on other jobs in other factories, it seemed like a nice symbolic win.

But during his remarks to his ebullient fans, Trump cheerfully explained that he had no memory whatsoever of having promised to protect the Carrier workers. Until he heard it on TV.

Trump told the folks in Indiana that he had been watching the news one night last week and saw a feature in which a Carrier worker said he was not worried about the company’s plans to move his job to Mexico because Donald Trump had promised to save it.

“I said, ‘I wonder if he’s being sarcastic, because this ship has sailed.’”

But no, Trump said that he then watched a clip of Donald Trump the candidate, “and he made the statement that Carrier’s not going anywhere, they’re not leaving.”

What a surprise for Donald Trump! Who then felt he needed to deliver, and then made a call to Greg Hayes, the head of U.T.C.

Nobody believes Trump’s story about having won the day by promising Hayes that in his administration, businesses would get so many breaks on taxes and regulation, they’d have no incentive to move to a country where workers cost about $3 an hour.

But the bottom line is that our next president is entirely a creature of the moment. So much so that he had no problem wiping one of his most publicized campaign promises out of his mind the second he made it.

Once he heard it on TV, Trump said he did recall vowing to save the Carrier jobs, “but that was a euphemism.”

It was not a euphemism, which is an effort to substitute a milder term for something harsh or displeasing. Trump seemed to have another word in mind. Perhaps “lie.” But it’s easier for me to deal with the idea that it slipped his mind.
Well observed, Ms. Collins, & generous of you to offer the theory that Mr. Trump isn't a lying bullshitter, but a poor dope who just can't remember a darn thing; the results of his memory deficiency will be the same, intentional or not.
What's the before/after on this being an (if not the typical) American city by 2019?
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Schaden Freudes Itself:
Trump's Chumps Regret

People too stupid to live say Ooops!!

Yoy! I think this sub-human cretin means "tough" guy.
Gotta love the big-typing illiterates who want a "tough guy" to lead them around by the rings in their noses.

This one, not so goddamn funny. (Only 'cause I'm in Bob's boat too. Hope I don't have to throw him overboard.)

Positive Ion Alert For Southland!!

A strong and damaging Santa Ana wind event is expected to occur across Southern California Friday into Saturday, with the strongest winds likely to occur Friday into Friday night. In the Los Angeles and Ventura County mountains, widespread damaging wind gusts of 60 to 80 mph are expected, while coastal and valley areas will likely see damaging wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph. With humidities expected to lower through the day on Friday, a Red Flag Warning will be in effect Friday into Saturday for coastal and valley areas of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. For the mountains, humidities will be at moderate levels on Friday, then are expected to lower to critical levels on Saturday when a Fire Weather Watch is in effect. The threat of strong Santa Ana winds with low relative humidities and the associated threat of downed power lines will bring extreme fire danger to the region. Upon ignition, there will be the potential for rapid fire spread and extreme fire behavior. Other potential impacts include widespread downed trees and power outages, as well as hazardous driving conditions for high profile vehicles. This will be a cold Santa Ana wind event, with wind chills likely dipping into the 30s across portions of the coast and valleys on Friday night, with values into the single digits and teens across the mountains.
Tie down your trailers, trailer park trash!
[N.W.S.F.O Los Angeles/Oxnard]

Just What This World Of Shit & Pain Needs: More Overpriced Piss

Before Howie got his hands on it.
Does "high-end" mean "sticks its ass in the air"?
Starbucks Corp. said Howard Schultz is stepping down as chief executive so he can devote all of his time to a new strategic initiative* of opening high-end coffee shops for the 45-year-old company.
Web of Evil rates for Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (as if you care or it mattered).

[From the elitist pig Wall Street Journal, which won't let commoners like you read their crap beyond the first paragraph or so. Therefore, why bother w/ a link? Or, indeed, anything the fuck at all?]
*When this reporter hears the phrase "strategic initiative" I check if my wallet is still there, & then I reach for my revolvercarbon-fiber composite high-capacity magazine semi-automatic sidearm.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Weasel-Dick Weds.

Petraeus would have to notify probation officer if named Secretary of State

No idea how Federal probation works, but it'd be pretty damn funny if Gen. Betrayed-U.S.'s probation officer wouldn't let him take the job because being around all the low-life scumbags, crooks, cronies & cretins of the Trump Admin. would be highly detrimental to his rehabilitaion. As if that lying, cheating sack of shit could ever be rehabilitated.

[The Hill]

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Why MARVEL Movies Suck

Judging from this, all their wage-slaves are over-worked & sleep-deprived.You'll be sorry you ruined your health for a mess of pottage, show biz chump.

DO NOT POST THESE PIX TO
TRUMP'S TWITTER TIMELINE!!!

His Majesty's precious, nay, sacred, fees-fees are hurt when one notes what a literal sack of grotesquerie he is.
Anxiously awaiting a visit from the Secret Service, or maybe "losing my citizenship". Not that I care, because I'll be homeless & then dead as soon as Social Security & Medicare are repealed.

Woman W/ Issues, Again

This sad woman is going to have the shit beaten out of her if she doesn't get professional assistance w/ all of her issues w/ people who work for a living.I think we can eliminate "economic anxiety" as a cause of her assholery; after all, she (claims to) have a "90,000 dollar a year" job. And one can imagine why she so often isn't treated as she feels she should be. Typical Trumpie, in other words: Privileged, entitled, obnoxious & mentally ill. (Trumpian English, noted here & in her other star turn: She thinks "name-call" is a verb, as in "you name-called me", rather than "you called me a name".)

This one via Wonkette.

The Day The Donald Forgot His TanBronzer

Does this deserve a trigger warning?
Or just a trigger?

Monday, November 28, 2016

Making The Swamp Deeper

"And Now, From What We Had Understood ..."

What in the hell is this delusional, paranoid & so disgraced by election shenanigans she can't run for anything ever again cretin/retard talking about?
Obama, she said, “was about to separate the Jewish people from her land in, essentially, a forced genocidal exodus, a removal from the biblical lands.”
Th' fuck? Were the voices in her head telling her that?Well, Michele, Obummer still has a few wks. to "git 'er done". What's stopping him? Shortage of moving vans?

Typical Trumpites

She seems nice. Apparently being informed that Michael's is out of big free bags but you can buy one for a dollar is the worst reverse-racism & discrimination possible.Doesn't seem to be suffering from much economic anxiety, does she?

Are these fucking people mind-readers? How can they tell they're being "discriminated" against for voting Trump? Another winner:

Man who yelled ‘Trump!’ in viral Starbucks video: ‘I had a bad day’

Previous bad days: the one in 2008 when he was arrested on a DUI charge. The one a week later when he was again charged with DUI. And the day in 2014 when he was charged with domestic violence, which was later dropped. And there were all those days, going back years, when he emailed the Miami Herald with rants against Cubans, women, immigrants, gays and lesbians, President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Sanguesa, 53, was identified Thursday after the video went viral. He told the Miami Herald he had apologized to Starbucks — then did a quick turnaround threatening to sue the company for discrimination and causing him to lose business.

“I had a bad day. I was wrong for screaming at her. I have since apologized,” Sanguesa said Thursday morning.

In a second interview with the Herald, he added: “My attorneys want to file a lawsuit. No one saw the first part of the video. I was completely done wrong. I was racially discriminated against. I was refused service. I was wrong to get upset, but I was racially discriminated against.

“She wouldn’t serve me,” he said. “She knew I was a Trump supporter and wouldn’t give me my coffee.”
Not to mock the afflicted (Much. On the other hand, IM1RU12?) but ...
Sanguesa, who said he suffers from mental illness and did not take his medication the day of the incident . . .
Is that what happened? Did the lesser part of American voters just "forget" their medication on 8 November?

Monday Mush-Up