Month: June 2009

Short but not Sweet: Out of My Mind for 30 June 2009

I hope that when I die, people say about me, ‘Boy, that guy sure owed me a lot of money.’ — Jack Handey

Today’s dick poster-boy for the twilight of newspapers. Please, Sir, continue to focus on the medium, not the reportage. One priorities are clearly 100% ass backwards.

See photos of the Honduran coup here.

Wow, the aged beneficiary of one of the greatest thieves ever must survive on a paltry $2.5 million!!! I am soo sad for her. All of us non-thieves should suffer with her. Bitch is lucky she’s not moving to jail as well.

Vegan restaurants that no knowledgeable vegan can eat at because… they aren’t vegan, only hold themselves out as vegan.

Whoa! £20,000 to study woman’s asses!?

Arkansas is for scumbags.

Click on the image legible size!

The only Christian assessment of Michael Jackson’s death I can agree with come from my favorite church, Landover Baptist!

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Raving Out of My Mind for 29 June 2009

“I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.” — Rita Rudner

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. — Alfred Lord Tennyson

“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” — Confucius

“I read this article that said the typical symptoms of stress are eating too much, impulse buying, and driving too fast. Are they kidding? That’s my idea of a perfect day.” — Anonymous

Look here: Hysterical headline over story that… doesn’t support the head and in fact is contra to the head. Another example of Big Journalism’s effort to make itself inessential, irrelevant. If they’re successful, they clearly won’t be missed when they go the way of the Pony Express…..

Gee, have I made it clear yet that I don’t think Sanford is history yet? The right apology, abject enough, will win the wingnuts right back. Meanwhile, when his wife stated essentially that she cared not at all that he had been missing for a couple of days without a word, why didn’t that set off any bells for the fifth estate — or is me, only I find it bizarre, abnormal.

And health reform? I’m certain it’s not going to happen, and here’s why.

What will they think of next (or: What has the RIAA wrought?)? Automated extortionate abuse of the legal system.

They’re back: Military coups (ousters of elected governments) in Latin America. Another success for the Raygunites and their followers: Their gratuitous spread of democracy clearly has taken deep root.

This is kind of sad (not that it directly affects me).

Concerned? Worried??

Naturally Out of My Mind for 28 June 2009

I believe enduring love is primarily a commitment and an act of will…. — Jenny Sanford

National Insecurity Moebius Strip (pun intended): Comic book writer carrying script about writer busted for writing a comic about terrorism himself busted.

Financial gains from increased productivity brought by the digital revolution wiped out by gross accumulation of debt.

The world’s greatest healthcare insurance industry: They deny treatment, managing to keep 20% of premiums for their overhead instead. Remarkable! No wonder the fuckers are scared of competing with the public option!

The dysfunctionalism of Big Media journalism. Tell me, why is water-carrying essential to the commonweal, specially doing it for the destroyers of the economy and the America-haters?

Compromise (of course) sucks. So why does Obama love it so bad?

This is too sick to describe….

Christian fellatio.

Anyone explain yet why it takes a flight to Argentina and six days to implement one’s plan to blow off one’s mistress (assuming, of course, days of sex wasn’t needed)? Does anyone yet understand that the guy is clearly (if it wasn’t clear before), even by modern pol standards, too fucking stupid… — wait, I forget John McCain came fairly close to being elected, stopped only by a financial meltdown….

A thought: J.P. Morgan got his chance to save Wall Street and capitalism because there was no public sector to do the job. But what’s scarier about his one-man rescue operation is the mentality: Is there a Master of the Universe who would the same thing? I ask because there is no sign of such a person let alone the mentality from which such a person would arise.

If only this site has been obsoleted…. I’ll believe when I hear it confirmed…. And maybe men who initially turn down government money to posture and then wuss out and take it aren’t so much irresistible to women but rather must outsource their infidelities because no American woman is good enough or simply willing? I’m speaking of that scumbag, Sanford. I think he may well be dead politically because I think his wife played a crucial role and without her, he’s, well, nothing politically. I hope.

Read how Obama is reinflating the speculation bubble because, you know, it does so much more good for the economy than conservative fiscal policies and planning for the long term. I’m sure his failure is due at least in part to his fetish for bipartisanship. By all means, let the destroyers control reform of their abuses. Criminals get punished; no reason the same should not be done to the GOP destroyers.

Again, was there fraud in the pre-rigged Iranian election? For that matter, since it was already rigged, why the surprise? And do the neocons and other nutjobs who stole our not-terribly-rigged election 2000 be the ones to cry about any of this? (Last question was rhetorical.)

The quoted letter here is so pathological; it proves the complete lack of value to the public discourse of the wingnuts. Anyone who feels a need to go bipartisan with them… well, needs an immediate intervention.

This international joint venture is so gangsta.

Fair & balanced? No. Deliberately wrong? At least wrong... wishful?

Who wouldn't want to shoot these off?

Still Out of My Mind for 27 June 2009

You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. — Mark Twain

The Noble Eightfold Path: Right Views, Right Thoughts, Right Speech, Right Conduct, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration.

Duh: All that bad stuff about the Canadian (public) health system? Lies!

The ultimate MJ obit, maybe, is here.

What makes me sad: If I was a wingnut and this guy was part of the liberal conspiracy, I could say he someone should just kill him. But I’m not and he certainly isn’t, so I can’t (though if it happened…) 😦

Bitch of the day. That she is, though, actually does not make what Mark Sanford did any less wrong. (Note that I’m a liberal and as such have no problem with the cheating, it’s the hypocrisy. And while I sort of agree with this, it merely explains the wingnut position but does not change mine.)

Who isn’t sick of wingnut crap like this?

Obama’s healthcare “reform” (deform??) explained.

Hey, do they give Nobel prizes for nerdiness?

Is this the greatest film review ever??


Even More Out of My Mind for 26 June 2009

If you were alive then and a guy, you know there's nothing to add.

Maybe:

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly. — Buddha

So he confesses and cries like a baby. Where’s the taking any responsibility? Apologizing for lying on so profound a level, for the dishonesty? It’s like there’s not a single GOP pol with anything remotely like true honor and this asshole was nowhere being the exception. To put it politely, he was a posturing piece of garbage. But that goes back to when he was screwing his puta behind all our backs. An awful little man.

Internet radio host busted for saying (perceived) anti-Second Amendment judges should be killed. And Bill O’Reilly in regard to Tiller — when he’s getting his??

“Stars and Stripes”: Better no coverage than having a reader wonder about a reporter’s objectivity. Hate to tell them, but after this incident, the entire staff is suspect — and, indeed, always should have been. It ain’t the journos with the final say at “S&S”; never was.

GOP love the Saudis. They so love beating us up, ripping us off with high oil prices, making us protect them, financing anti-American terrorists.

That case the Supremes decided about the idiotic, inexcuseable, probably sick strip search of a 13 year old (so sick, the gender doesn’t quite matter)? It’s worse than you think because the fuckers would have gotten away but for the 13 year old who fought back.

There’s a whole bunch of national secrets in hard drives dumped in Ghana. Such security: no one can be bothered to do a true wipe of the drive before dumping….

Faux Bidness Journal (ex-Wall Street Journal) seems to be lead, in the twilight of the daily paper, by real wackos….

Why are facilities associated with rightist organizations and the such never bombed or attacked but lefty facilities such as abortion clinics and the offices of diversity organizations are? What’s that say about the right? That the lefties fail to incite their followers like Rush and O’Reilly do theirs? Is this some sort of proof that the wingnuts are truly sick, that they only condemn the violence after they successfully incite it? And Professor K got this right: The wingnuts will rise again, sure as Obama will re-inflate the speculation bubble. (And he’s right about this too but his periodic optimism hasn’t helped.)

It’s, like, so rare to catch someone thinking with any depth about anything big these days…. And, yes, that does pretty much explain how we got where we are and why doesn’t going to be done about. Knowledge lost takes like an eternity to recover.

Idea! Your computer downloads and forces adware on you all by itself!

Michael Jackson’s death means little to me — I mean, my world, already spinning at an accelerated rate, didn’t stop for his death (slowed a little bit momentarily for Farrah’s though) — but I do hope he’s finally at peace, His life, at the end of the day, must have been a troubled one, particularly the last five or ten years when he went from supremely talented musician and performer to gossip industry freak show.

I totally can’t figure out whether this is worth sharing….