Month: October 2009

Boo! Not One Day a Year, but 365/24/7

The purpose of all this, this blog, I mean, isn’t to show that the world sucks but just to shine a light on bad behavior (and some cool stuff, too). Just a reminder or clarification….

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. — Aristotle

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. — Buddha

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. — Henry Ford

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. — Voltaire

A reminder how the Bushies mishandled the Wall Street bailout in 2008.

Amazing: A success despite being constantly wrong.

By God, cleanliness is next to Godliness — and the proof is here!?

Micro$oft in fact innovates — in everything except tech. Like tax cheating and other dishonest behavior. And look, the leader in innovation just discovered what kind of show “Family Guy” is! This, after spending millions for a special Win7-selling episode. Genius! More about that here. The truth about Win 7 is here.

The CIA’s favorite Afghan drug “dealer” is the brother of the US puppet!

Again, why does Joe Lieberman matter? And besides irrelevant, isn’t he a little crazed, too? (In his defense in this case, his backers are large insurance companies so of course he has to do their bidding and follow their orders, not do what his voters want.)

Asshole: Jamie Dimon.

The medical malpractice crisis, hallucinated by the rightists: another reality check.

Maybe President McCain selected Sarah Palin not just because she’s so damn hot but also because maybe she’s the only pol so stupid as to make him look… less stupid than he is:

How Beloved Leader brought us global fiscal disaster. Well, yeah, fiscal irresponsibility is pretty much never a good thing.

Latest example that the failure to provide actually of, you know, relevance to the audience, news of, like, reality, that the audience wants, results in a lost audience.

And what is the necessity of paying one irrelevant idiot to right about a radical nutjob? Other than showing the irrelevance of the magazine so as to continue the collapse of its circulation….

Sorry, corporatist lying whores and those who believe their bought lies: Global cooling does not exist. (A partial but significant, easy solution is described here.)

Torture victims are all guilty. Sort of.

Help for underwater homeowners: The lenders’ greed.

The Hall of Assholes!

Early bestiality?

I was going to pass on this because there’s “bad apples” everywhere; to a degree, it just happens, pretty much. But this stinking pervert teacher worked at a Christian “academy” so that’s a double negative, so to speak. So it runs.

Liberalism and grinding poverty clash, and it ain’t pretty….

To Fox Bidness Journal, this is funny. Like 10% unemployment. Millions of homes underwater or worse....

(More about that last one here.)

Yes, there is good news (at least, may be news to some).

Inside Beloved Leader’s brain:


Is America Dead?

I bet my signal to noise ratio whomps Big Media’s!

Obama will do nothing to get a public option passed.

Future commentary: If we get a public option of any robustness, I now apologize in advance for my cynicism and hopelessness while others never, you know, surrendered. That said, query whether whatever P.O. we get balances the vile aspect of “reform” that is in no way in doubt, to wit, the mandatory purchase of insurance.

Meanwhile, document the the successes of the Insurers’ death panels here. Another example here.

Watch this, seemingly the only senator (Al Franken) that genuinely gives an honest shit:

In a real democracy, the Democratic leadership would be worried about this and do something about it.

Read this and weep if it doesn’t make you kill yourself first. Can we say now the spirit of 1776 is completely dead? Modern America has no substantive connection with its founding?

We financed Big Finance’s recent profits. That is, Big Financed profited by essentially stealing from us. Is this a great country or what?

But maybe, help for underwater home owners isn’t sooo necessary because many lenders have, in their greed, made it impossible to actually foreclose. Read why here — it may be your relief.

The U.K.’s National Health System works.

Just a thought while printing out pieces of Barron’s: Even if Big Banks refuse to deal with the overhang of crap debt, why would that mean people who need their money for food and shelter and stuff follow the banks’ example and fail to get their finances in shape even if it means paying down debt instead of buying more unnecessary stuff?

Another newspaper deliberately and knowingly spreads lies. So who needs it??

And that whiny little AIG fuck who cried on the op-ed page of the Times: did he actually give back his bonus or only cried because he was supposed to?

Good question: What are the ethics and morality behind a Faux News, the Times’ running Judy Miller’s and others’ lies pushing the Iraq war, the failure to report on the demented economy of the past few decades that got the world where it is now (latest example here, albeit published by one of the fiscal fuck-ups), a day spent on crap like “Balloon Boy”, and so on and so forth? What professional standards allow this?

Our The GOP’s America: If the Republicans are anti-Semites Jew Haters, then it must be a good thing. </sarcasticsnark>

Sickos! I know we have nutjobs on the “left” but any as sick as these, in such numbers or prominence??

Actually, the GOP’s support of the wingnuts makes perfect sense. Getting to actually vote the last untapped bloc of the electorate. Normal Republicans should their loyalty in 08 but the crazies would be dependable if they actually voted.

Oooh, 25 stories the media missed. And their flat-out inept, dishonest coverage of the Clinton presidency. And here’s a couple of just run-of-the-mill screw-ups that happen when you focus on the sizzle instead of the steak, as it were.

And here’s a round-up of the failures of the D.C.-centric GOP bitches of the punditocracy.

Is this how we get and stay stupid?

Chamber of Assholes Commerce.

Assholes: The lying opponents of the public option.

Assholes: Private security play-cops and the bigger assholes who provide them and retain them.

Asshole: President “Know-Nothing” McCain comes out against net neutrality. His basis? He’s paid to. (All about the whoring here.) That’s leadership, being an unthinking whore.

Assholes: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce. (Click the links; I am not being repetitive.)

Assholes: Big Media Liars united.

Assholes: The producers of “Law and Order”.

Junk Nikes!

Yeah, this time it’s different. Taking on excessive debt for no good reason is accepted as something normal. So: How do you make money paying too much and over-leveraging a rental development? By illegally boosting rents and still going broke on the deal. It’s a new era and the old rules don’t apply til they bite you in the greedy ass.

Nikke’s right (yet) again. Bye, Soupy!

8, 9 years to get a possibly decent upgrade to WinXP. That’s technology leadership, for sure.

Offensive -- or freaking awesome??
Offensive -- or freaking awesome??

Twilight, Continued

We may not return the affection of those who like us, but we always respect their good judgement. /.

All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain? — Buddha

The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract. — Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny. /.

Sign this and protect me!

E-voting machines: Designed to rig elections. The proof is here.

Here, “patriotic” teabaggers, is your reality check, you nasty, stupid shits:

This is not what the Greatest Generation (mostly drafted) fought for:

Reagan freed the Capitalists to speculate as they would, the public well-being, literally, be damned. And this is what they did for us.

Seriously, anyone in killing Rush Limbo? Here’s his latest hateful, stupid insult. You remove cancers; he’s a cancer of society so….

And here’s how they make their profits when they refuse to lend: Steal taxpayer money. What else the fckrs are doing with our money.

A reminder of what Obama may be better than.

Epic fail: GOP/Pentagon lackeys’ policies fail in Afghanistan. Of course, these were the policies the GOP specialize in: Based on domestic consumption, completely ignoring the reality on the ground so the final policies have nothing to do with anything productive, just pandering to their share of the electorate. What is guaranteed from the party who never has anything good to offer.

Another one Big Media got wrong. Again, why are they considered too essential to fail? As published and produced now, they’re completely expendable.

Idiot. And the Times pays him for crap like this.

And the Times pays her for what seems an awfully perverse piece: Finding a mess of lame arguments against cancer screening, none of which really seem to hold water. Little more than an attempt to appear provocative. What’s the point? Some cancers needn’t be found so why screen at all? Encourage people to feel good if they refuse to be screened? And the bitch admits up front that screening has helped, just less than initially predicted. So again, what’s the point of this piece at all, let alone on the front page? Then again, this was the paper of the fiction writer/GOP flack Judy Miller so….

And it’s not real journalism, but here’s Faux’s 10 greatest hits.

More Journo Fail here. And another miss here. They get it wrong so often….

Our leaders; making America great:

Being this stupid or acting this stupid because you think an important number of people want to see you acting this stupid: What’s the difference?

This is rich: Rudy Giuliani’s former BFF thrown in jail prior to trial. GOP justice: Jail before trial.

And they’re un-American haters. But they’ve been for at least nearly a century now…. (And I bash the GOP more because they’re worse, more corrupt, and haters of a type that Dems just aren’t and as such are significantly worse for the nation. It’s pretty much the difference between malfeasance and nonfeasance.)

Still gratuitously anti-Semitic. Crackers are sweet and charming and completely full of hate for all others, as if the racist inventors of moonshine and crystal meth are any sort of paragons….

Speaking of Red State moral paradigms, look at this.

And they’re just plain hypocritical assholes, like G.H.W. Bush. Please, sir, do one last (allegedly) patriotic act for your nation and die. With your vile wife.

Here’s the sizzle, we gonna get any steak with it?

Sad. Small towns getting financially screwed by the usual suspects….

Something old new again: Usury.

Christian love.

Yahhooooooo!!! Clueless, stupid, assholes!

Professor Krugman reminds us that Big Banks’ profits are based on cooked books; the lies Big Media helps the banks spread. Contrary to Big Media, things are not all right. (Notch this up as another one in Big Media’s loss column.)

Just ’cause I think this is cool, and I still remember the first time I rode on two wheels. (OTOH, my daughter just got on and rode.)

If you made here, you’ve well-earned a little fun.

No Sunshine Here….

Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it. — Samuel Johnson

Don’t be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life. — Bertolt Brecht

All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain? — Buddha

When we learn to deal directly with our complaints and difficulties, romanticized ideas about the spiritual path are no longer meaningful. We see that what is important is to take responsibility for ourselves, and to always be aware of our thoughts, feelings, and actions. — Tarthang Tulku

No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness. — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience. — John Cage

A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought. — Dorothy L. Sayers

The real death panelhere and now!

A little more freedom lost. And here.

Of course, the Big Finance CEOs had no understanding of what they were doing, what they were unleashing. That ignorance and incompetence and worse fully and truly justifies retaining Big Finance’s leadership and insuring they are rewarded and paid obscene sums with taxpayer money. Got it? It’s what makes America the greatest nation in the world.

Big Business doesn’t give a shit about you. Not news, exactly, more of a reminder…. More abuse here.

Legal child abuse?

The Sidekick disaster: Microsoft incompetence — or was it deliberate? (More here.)

And T-Mobile to screwed Sidekick owners: Drop Dead!

Cool: Even if the customer isn’t always right, treating them like garbage actually isn’t a good business model. Airlines who abuse their customers with bullshit fees lose more money than those who don’t.

Health care reform we need? N.J. GOP gubernatorial “Chris” Christie candidate is pro-breast cancer.

Hateful Christian rightist assholes.

Speaking of which, the kind of sick, stupid, worthless assholes Fox Bidness Nooz hires.

Sick fuck: Glenn Beck:

Jon Stewart shows CNN’s priorities in fact-checking:

(And if Viacom pulls it down from the Youtube, try here.)

Why I don’t bother with TV anymore (besides lack of time): Blatant commercials for utter crap wrapped in lame entertainment: watch!

The success of the new business model: Take on gobs of debt and destroy a profitable business.

There is no good reason why Rush Limbaugh shouldn’t have been allowed to buy into the Rams. None.

What has Big Media journalism brought in the past couple of decades? Maybe smaller journalism would be better? Really; who in their right mind gives a shit about John McCain’s daughter’s tits (other than her lovers)? Or about parents too stupid to find their kid and start Big Media mania instead? (Easier than reporting on the disaster of health coverage in this country.) For that matter, how is Big Media doomed?

Ralph Lauren: vile, creepy crap.

Truth: They Are ALL Crazed

Click on the image for the latest failure of hope.
Click on the image for the latest failure of hope.

Well, the Europeans still really love him but then, they aren’t stuck in two pointless wars and have far superior health insurance and coverage….

But underwhelmed as I am by a president elected with huge support and congressional majorities who nonetheless succeeds at accomplishing precious little except for self-aggrandizement and maybe wealth accumulation, I must support the award if for no more reason than it’s done this:

(More here.)

Amazingly, in response to the financial meltdown he has pretty much enabled Big Banks to be worse than they were while creating the crisis.

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

If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error. — John Kenneth Galbraith

Who is more busy than he who hath least to do? — John Clarke

You know, if a single ACORN operation can tarnish an entire national organization, then certainly a single crazy America-hating wingnut can rightfully likewise tarnish an entire party and, for that matter, independent “conservatives” as well.

Complain about this

The class act that is the New York Post. Inexcuseable.
The class act that is the New York Post. Inexcuseable.

and get fired.

Another newspaper tries to goose sales with page one bullshit. Don’t be surprised if it doesn’t work (duh).

The Times misses a story: the destruction of leveraged buyouts. How could they possibly be good for a company? And the irony is that this, combined with crashed classified advertising is what’s putting papers out of business….

Asshole leader: Tom Coburn. I disagree with the leftist media on these scumbags. I fully believe that they know exactly what they’re doing or they’re exactly that stupid and/or corrupt. And whatever they are, they are no good for this nation.

See Mark Sanford’s latest scumbaggery here. A real class act, even by low pol standards. Any state (or party) who puts up with this crap deserves this crap. And here’s thirty GOP senators who believe rape victims should get raped again when they try to do something about their assaults.

And here’s yet another deranged and/o dishonest GOP “pundit”. (Query: When’s pundit going to be redefined as lying shithead?)

Query: Is the CBO still at least reasonably reliable or has it been corrupted by corrupt GOP leadership in Congress?

Speaking of corrupt: Big Media’s lying journalist-manques.

Asshole: The modern post-Reagan CEO: Destroyer.

Eight assholes at one link!

Again, why do we let corporations have paramount power over people? I mean, besides the fact that they have corrupted our political system? 200,000 Iranian protesters were ratted out by Yahoo. (Maaayybe not though.) Indefensible. (If it happened.) But that’s the way it is, the way we let it be…. (Whether or not it happen, it could and does in the modern corporatist culture.)

Necrophiliac turned simple asshole: Ralph Lauren.

Finance journalism still sucks.

Is it possible that Jesus has explicitly noted his disinterest in football? Wouldn’t that make him a sissy?

Shocker! The wingnuts lie again! And they’re sick, maybe every last one of them.

Michael Steele is actually correct in his list of Obama’s failures. His only error is that these are all areas where the GOP would do and has done worse so it clearly is not any alternative.

Nicholas I. Timko’s former BFF.

Dell fucks North Carolina, stealing $300,000,000. of taxpayer money.

The Queen of Teabaggers apparently owes a half million. Please, IRS, make her a martyr!

Parody, satire or simple truth? Watch it while you can:

New wingnut project: Make a mockery of the Bible and Christ’s message. (Full disclosure: I don’t think so much of Christianity, Christ’s message and the New Testament in the first place but I do recognize demented blasphemy when I see it.) Believers strike back?

So much for freedom in the greatest nation in the world: Here and here and here (well, the last one’s Texas so….

Obama fail.

Obama to the middle class (still): DROP DEAD. (P.s.: Being better than McCain doesn’t necessarily require being particularly good or even competent.) More here.

Sometimes, a good person is rewarded….

Why ours is a nation of morons and idiots. A smarter, more successful guy than I shares my opinion and elucidates with greater detail.

More entropy in the universe than previously believed.

Lousy leadership isn’t unique to us. Silvio Berlusconi gets his wrist slapped for an illegal maneuver. Maybe ours are worse though, defending corporate protection of rapists and all….

(More — maybe even everything — about the cave is here.)

I. Love. This. Movie:

The world is wonderfully strange.
The world is wonderfully strange.