Month: January 2010

Does it Get Better than this?

The two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change. — Seth MacFarlane And the third is the huge bribe….

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law. – Buddha

Men use thought only to justify their wrong doings, and speech only to conceal their thoughts. — Voltaire

Haiti: Not an issue, by and by, that terribly obsesses me but still needs a little addressing. First, a great deal of the reason it’s such a dysfunctional nation: The double penetration, as it were of abusive racist imperialism then having its nascent finances destroyed by the imperial powers including the good old USA. And here’s where I may have lost it for the last time re the Big Media: Why in fuck’s name do any of them feel any need to give any exposure to the sick mutterings of Pat Robertson? If you ain’t condemning his disgusting bullshit in the strongest terms (and they don’t since he’s not a liberal but a Christofascist), you don’t give him any exposure. And if you want to know what’s really going on down there, start here.

And if you do want to help, start here and/or here. And here’s Doctor Without Borders doing what few do: bringing fast relief. And give them some money — one of the precious few charities that actually do anything worth shit. And here’s something else: if every corporation does this, well, it’s a whole lotta crumbs of good.

And then, there are always the profiteers. More here. And assholes.

Speaking of the crime against Christianity (such as it is), watch him get smacked around a little:

Damn him and all the idiots who give him any credibility. Shameless:

“Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and the people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French…and they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said ‘We will serve you, if you will get us free from the French.’ True story. And so the devil said, ‘Okay, it’s a deal.’ And they kicked the French out — the Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since they have been cursed by one thing after the other…They need to have and we need to pray for them a great turning to God. And out of this tragedy I’m optimistic something good may come…”
— Pat Robertson

Which side is Obama on in healthcare “reform”?!

Essential reading. Essential, if you believe in knowledge….

Did I say recently that the elite media traffics in a whole bunch of absolute lies and bullshit, which is to say they’re all inherently unreliable?

Speaking of which, a whole bunch of bullshitting cocksuckers who denied a housing bubble right up to the meltdown. Incredibly, the wingnuts are disproportionately prominent on the list… wonder why….

Taibbi was right about Goldmanonly took months for the media elite to confirm, so who needs them?

“Market research showed us that younger Canadians and women were very very unlikely to ever buy a magazine called The Beaver no matter what it’s about,” says editor-in-chief Mark Reid. “For whatever reasons, they are turned off by the name.” The magazine has been renamed Canada’s History. Link.

Is this another a story the Times got wrong?

What to fear: more oppression, more loss of freedom…. It’s scary, it’s real and this is no fundraising fearmongering — it’s coming. Count on it. The bad guys won at last….

Another attack on freedom. And here.

Assholes: Jamie Dimon and Lloyd Blankfein.

National security may have been threatened as a result of this but at least someone made some money and that’s what counts.

Sad, sad, sad (if true, I mean, presumption of innocence and all…).

What we missed at CES.

There is no hope and here’s proof….

Real talent:


Wow! Nexus-One: For the price of an iPhone, I can get a miserable experience. And lousy tech support. And if I buy an unlocked phone, I can pay $300 more than it’s cost. (Yes, Google’s entitled to some profit and distribution costs. But 200%??) Actually, maybe it’s not so super after all…. Did I say not so super? And the T-Mobile 3G sucks. There’s a limit to the knowledge Schmidt was able to steal (not evilly, of course) while on Apple’s board….

Monsanto tells us to eat their shit and die.

O no!?

How beezarre! A haunted testicle!?

This isn’t evil??

Beloved indeed; one can assume the people know what the media elite cannot say: Beloved Leader deserves no little credit for America’s sorry state:

Read about a wheelchair-bound hostage-taker surrendering to R2D2’s great-grandfather.

If time-traveling, do not leave home without this.

Weee!

This beautiful in so many ways:

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Clearly, the Golden Age is Upon Us

Why is this woman laughing?

To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle. — George Orwell

Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence. — Buddha

The wonders of a privatized military. I’m sure the moneyed special interests of the military industrial complex had absolutely nothing to do with the Iraq, Afghanistan, Gitmo, and national security disasters. I mean, how could having policy set by the lobbyists of private enterprises possibly be a bad idea? What could possibly be wrong with policy set by the profit motive? Why shouldn’t satisfying special interests not be our leaders’ number one policy?

Wingnut law and disorder.

Clearly our nation is no longer a democracy but an oligarchy. What is so “of the people” let alone “for the people” or “by the people” of our president leadership? Yeah, yeah, I know Benjamin Franklin said we’d have to work to keep a democratic republic, which we’ve clearly failed to do… but still….

Not that I would blame the birth of the American oligarchy on one person, I do have a “poster boy” for it and his name is Ronnie Raygun.

More fallout from the end of the American republic: The death of any important, significant avant-garde i.e. progress.

Professor Krugman provides a reality check, demonstrating that America actually does not have the best of all worlds. Too bad no one’s listening….

Douchebag: What elite journalism needs: to be managed by inept, unqualified beneficiaries of nepotism.

Bullshit: GM will be profitable the same Big Banks are: By lying. GM will be profitable if you forget all the debt and financial loss-causing expenses eliminated by bankruptcy and government (taxpayer) money.

Elsewhere, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said that God was responsible for her candidacy but neglected to mention He was also responsible for locusts.

Jeez, has NYS’ MTA done anything completely right in decades? The new Metro-North trains are already crappier than the ancient trains they replaced. The redesigned webpage, while pretty, shows just the dumbest priorities in making what’s important available and otherwise difficult to manage with pretty eye-candy. (The secret of Apple, clear for everyone to see but is instead ignored by all, has been deleted.)

The good done by the Somali pirates.

So. The JAG says the wingnuts are wrong to criticize Obama over the Christmas bomber. The elite media say the crazies are right — why else would the media be empowering the crazies??

Idea! TSA apparently can save the naked images from them scanners. Good. Let the TSA sell them on eBay and use the money to achieve, you know, fictional, impossible perfection, like the wingnuts believe possible. They can also set up an RSS feed (for a fee of course) maybe too!

It’s like so easy for the intelligent to be prescient.

Google=evil. How do you explain a 200% profit on the Nexus-One (or whatever it’s called)? And this is news?

The beverage of choice in Virginia? Shit!

Read: America’s newest minority’s how-to blog.

Click on the image to learn how you can help the little guy.

The sadly failed revolution (beats the Raygun Counter-Revolution):

¡Hola! It's San Muerte!

OMG!

Sad but true... and the nation is all the worse for it....
Ladies and Gentleman (until I may be caught), I give you what must be Episode 69. (Click on the image -- you know you want to!) for the details.

Really, is There Any Reason Not to be Angry??

The bearer of bad news -- which I for one believe....

This blog’s mascot!

By becoming attached to names and forms, not realising that they have no more basis than the activities of the mind itself, error rises and the way to emancipation is blocked. –Buddha

Gumby’s daddy’s dead. Read the obit here and another one here and watch this:

The real terror plot against America. And these guys are scoring victory after victory.

Christmas bomber reality check. Don’t discuss anything about it without reading this first. (And this too.)

Asshole: Saint Joe Lieberman, according to his voters.

Asshole (redux) and now ex-Mayor of Nothing: Rudy Giuliani, jumping on the new wingnut meme but making it even crazier. The deaths of over three thousand innocents on 9/11 simply did not happen because a Republican was president. What did happen was a successful act of terrorism Christmas last (in which there was not a single death or even injury that mattered) because a Dem was president. Yes, it’s sick and demented — it’s so Republican. (Warning: Do not try to make any sense of the spew out of Rudy’s mouth. It can make you crazy.) Bottom line: Rudy confesses that he’s a hero of absolutely nothing…. And the elite reporter apologises long after the fact for his ineptitude. (And ABC News is headed by someone with no knowledge of or experience in journalism.) Instant update: After a couple of days, Rudy realize he’s wrong.

Asshole: Rudy’s police commissioner hits pregnant woman then drives off. Rudy: A scumbag leading a team of scumbags….

Asshole: Reuter’s chief David Schlesinger who spikes a legitimate story for no good reason he’d admit. (Actually, the subject was a man of great wealth and influence.) When Reuter’s customers are out of business, you’ll know why: Done by ineptitude and reliance on a shitty, dishonest product. Remember: The bullshit that passes for modern elite journalism is just one big load of irrelevant crap.

A horde of assholes: Liars and those who lazily repeat the lies because they agree with the thesis and don’t care about, you know, facts. Didn’t editors once ask people if they knew what the fuck they were writing about and whether they could back up their shit?

A bunch of whores.

A great moment in government failure to address an important issue so they all can continue pandering to the rightist crazies. Watch this and have your pride in America restored:

Idiot: An ex-wingnut still doesn’t comprehend just how stupid and crazed they are. Despite his own stupidity, ignorance and lack of awareness, he clearly still feels he has an opinion that matters. No, Sir, you’re just a dumb fuck.

Speaking of rightist imbeciles: What sort of shitheads want us to believe the GOP is now surprised to find out what a piece of garbage Michael Steele is? Because I have a moment, let me stress it has nothing to do with his positions but how he expresses same. That and that he was clearly selected as a parody of Obama.

Speaking of the mass feeble-mindedness that is the modern media elite: The L.A. Times crapifies its product for not much money and no good reason.

Another great moment in the history of broadcasting: It’s not so smart or economically wise to save money by running a cheap piece of crap five nights a week if it chases your affiliates’ audience away.

The Global Economic Meltdown, as a matter of fact, has no effect on good old American imperialism and empire building (other than by contributing to the deficit without bringing along any significant aid to the economy).

And who would trust idiots like this asshole with national security:

“I think one main thing would be to — just himself to use the word ‘terrorism’ more often.”
— Homeland Security Committee member Rep. Peter King, asked how, specifically, Obama could improve counterterrorism efforts

Reminder: Obama’s still failing homeowners, big time. More of his homeowner fail is here. But seriously, how can you bring relief to homeowners when you have make sure the insane, irresponsible lenders don’t lose a fucking cent in the process. Do the math…. More Obama fail here. But what do you expect from a president who can’t rise to the level of Herbert Hoover because he’s too busy whoring for special interests’ money?

This is all sad: That people would or could or say what’s attributed to them, that anyone thinks crap like this necessary to report.

So this self-absorbed yuppie douchebag has a book on her efforts to advance herself from happy to deliriously happy. Well, here’s the real way to become a truly better person (via America’s first true intellectual genius and man of principle).

Reminder: It’s actually isn’t just America that’s fucked up. Canada is busily engaged in making the Vancouver Olympics an absolutely disgrace.

Real or joke? Who can say? And this: A joke practically touching on the truth the media elite is avoiding, to wit, the asshole is deliberately lying in order to pander to the feeble-minded.

May I say that I agree that this minor celebrity is not heavy from pregnancy but from eating, more specifically, probably, fellatio, I’m sure, in my opinion.

The Amanda Show indeed....