Tag: Direct Action!

Laffs and Surprises; Out of My Mind for 18 August 2009

I agree with that vile piece of garbage, Ted Nugent about this — but then, I would.

Another newspaper that won’t be missed. This is inexcuseable editorial ineptitude.

Actually, by and by, U.S. papers are pretty crappy. Read here what’s better, and what they should be.

I did declare meaningful healthcare reform dead, didn’t I? Obama did too! So who cares now whether it passes? The final bill will be garbage and probably will make things worse, certainly not better. After all, pretty much all that will be left will be compulsory coverage. That is, more people will be allowed to pay premiums to the insurers so they can be denied necessary coverage. It takes a sick mind to consider that reform, sick or a lying sacking of shit. Thank God, Barack Obama is president! And Mr. President, thank you and the MSM for reinvigorating the GOP: now needed more than ever. Assholes. Had the traitors on the ropes…. It was great giving a mandate to a Dem president so he could let GOPers and rightist Dems call the shots….

The public option: Back from the dead or did the House fail to get the news of its death?

Professor Krugman has his little obit for healthcare reform here. I only beg to differ on his point that Team Obama failed to comprehend the importance to progressives of a public option. Until proven otherwise, I believe, Obama personally doesn’t care. All he cares about is re-election and leaving office wealthy and lionized. Fool me once…. Attention, Mr. President: That’s one lousy reason to be president. The only way you’ll get re-elected is McCain/Palin redux because you’ll have a series of inexcuseable failures and the nation will be in the midst of the second dip of a W-shaped recession, thanks to your efforts.

This might be nice: The lack of a public option will may doom Obamacare.

This does worry me: How will the leftist journalism and bloggery  survive?

Wingnuts: Delusional. Liberals: Droning in denial. (And another example is here. You know, the market for bullshit has, like, eclipsed the old market for truth….)

The perverse genius of Niall Ferguson: Slammed for writing lead paragraphs can be interpreted by readers as racist, he bleats about his proof that the allusion was not a racist one wrong. His focus is, ultimately, on proving he isn’t a racist nor was the writing meant to be racist. Completely ignored is main issue: How did readers perceive the writing at issue. Ferguson deliberately ignores that to distract with his being. Well, I’m sorry, writings are, well, rad; a reader does not investigate the writer to double-check his intent and mentality, etc., as they read. It is this deep stupidity that is one of the things I so hate about the modern conservative. Or more simply, he is utterly dishonest, full of shit. As Professor K says, the turd is simply a poseur. Given his dishonesty, his intellectualism is shallow and false. Professor K provides an example of his shallowness, his willingness to substitute glibness for, you know, actual knowledge. Perhaps he can be sent back to his country….

Jeb Bush had his own bubble.

Proof that the wingnuts hate America.

Hotter than Palin (to me, at least).

Incredible! Most companies that back-dates did not get caught!

Let’s get justice for a genius driven to death by haters.

How to get high: Snort your money. Really. A possible explanation for the mania on Wall Street — it’s not just greed??

Let’s mangle us some English!

Now for a little topical humor for the young people (and young at heart):

I love this song, perfect Reggae-ish beat for the heat and sweetly melancholic lyrics:

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Pro-America, Pro-Freedom: Out of My Mind for 11 August 2009

Martyr Hero of the day:

“It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.” — Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who was just sentenced for fighting for freedom. (More about it here.)

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new. — Henry David Thoreau

New crime: Poverty. Is this a great country or what? (And it explains maybe why the Big Media think multimillionaires suffer from poverty or whatever.)

Big Media assholes: The argument against Obamacare: In a system like the UK’s, Stephen Hawking probably wouldn’t have lived to grow up to be a genius. Clearly, the writer is no genius because then maybe he could have figured out that Hawking has lived essentially his entire life in the UK. Another paper we could afford to lose….

Professor Krugman explains for the slow how big government actually prevented the Great Depression 2 that Presidents McCain and Palin wouldn’t have or wouldn’t have been able to prevent.

Great Americans. More:

Sarah, you’re scared of death panels? The insurers have theirs already. Whatcha you and the other crazies gonna do about that?

The Rudy-Bernie connection (yes, there’s one).

If you have some money to spare, there’s a library in need.

How he attracted an over-the-hill star-fucker.
How he attracted an over-the-hill star-fucker.

God bless Schuey: Incredibly talented and almost always full of shit. Now he realized he was hurt a couple of months ago?

Kept on a plane grounded because of storms, without food, but with overflowing toilets, because all the TSA agents had left for the night. Is this a great country or what?

How to arrest potheads.

Damn! The burden of being a redhead.

See the mugshot of the day here.

What our kids are exposed to (and if there were any doubts to Miley’s paternity):

Out of My Mind for 4 August 2009

Why we’re doomed: $100,000,000.00 in lobbying $$$ to doom or corrupt or, I should say, pervert health reform. Much more on the slow (and inexcuseable) death of true reform here.

I don’t know what kind of idiot she is: Kay Bailey Hutchinson and, maybe, the most insane campasign website ever. I dunno, maybe she wants to be the new Palin…?

Asshole and cretin: Prodigy wingnut and the Times’ new loony, Ross Douthat.

Assholes and scumbags: The GOP was for Medicare rationing until it became opposed to a non-existent plan for Medicare rationing.

Wow, does Obama actually give a shit about this country?? If so, where’s the proof, other than lip?

Asshole: President John Sidney McCain III. Again. Clearly a cunt, hence his selection of Palin.

So we couldn’t trust GE to screw around with news coverage after all. What a surprise…. Corporate journalism: who needs it?

Asshole: Rush Limbaugh. Of course.

Oooh, Obama has a Kenyan birth certificate! Watch and learn:

Sick fuck savages: The wingnuts. They’re all crazed, aren’t they?

The nightmare that is the Florida housing market, a tribute to the bubble. (How come Obama doesn’t want that bubble re-inflated?)

Hell on earth.

Hack parking meters, park for free??

Experiment on yourself.

Micro$oft innovation: closed open standards. Innovating crap….

Was Tenenbaum a putz?

(About that last video.)

(More about that last video here.)

(About that last video here.)

Personally, I don’t believe he has nuts to hit or, at least, is so easy a target…:

Does this make you horny?

Watch it Now; Out of My Mind for 31 July 2009

Lucky you; couldn’t do this on Blogger:

Why the Big Media so-called journalism — inanity is a far better word — won’t be missed: This idiocy. Meanwhile, the Big Media hasn’t done their “Infinite Debt” yet. I mean, the debt industry is or should be a huge story and the Big Media are… sucking off the Establishment, doing the nation a disservice.

Go here and do this. Dunno that it will help but surely it can’t hurt.

Gotta love here! Sarah Palin is a serial quitter. And Faux Nooz viewers want her to be a homemaker.

Professor Krugman has the longish version explaining the necessity of the public option. Remember: There’s no reform possible without a public option. No public option means we will be forced to give more money to the private insurers who can deny coverage we pay for with our premiums.

No shit?! Karl Rove was involved in this?? Who woulda thought… (thanks to the water-carriers)….

Query: If Canada’s healthcare system’s so awful, why do Canadians have a greater life expectancy?

Asshole:

Hmmm…. Obama fails, popularity drops.

Amazon sued for stealing a copy of “1984” with student’s school notes incorporated. That’s what it gets for taking the stupid and lazy solution…. (More here.)

Fight the system.

Click on the image to see where they found Jesus now!
Click on the image to see where they found Jesus now!

This is your project for the weekend.

Your dog really wants you to buy him this. (Although for all I know, you know someone who light like it for himself.)

Why we’re in Afghanistan:

Free the music:

This Blog Now Returns to its Normal State: Out of My Mind for 24 July 2009

(More like the above here.)

When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him. — Thomas Szasz

Don’t take life so serious, son, it ain’t nohow permanent. — Walt Kelly

Don’t ask about my 23 July.

No.

But where’s my escape??

Watch this and chill, the beauty of our nation.

Just do this.

Heroes, doing God's work.

Assholes: The UK version of the RIAA yanks artists video from YouTube for copyright — a video the artist uploaded for elf-promotion.

Like Cory Doctorow says, we should like, maybe love the Kindle. Except it sucks in a lot of ways, and these are the worse.

This is basic consumerism: Your bank fucks you, you fuck them back by shutting down the account (and publicizing it). Except for Wall Street, without depositors, they’re nothing.

Asshole: IKEA: their in-store customer service is like their products: cheap. Unlike their products: real crappy.

Cretin: This publisher cannot art direct a cover to a book.

Asshole: Whoever donated a land mine to Goodwill.

Assholes: California and Chase, the bank that rejected the state’s IOU.

Today’s lesson for our kids; fight the system.

Cretins: The GOP crazies and their water-carriers. Professor Krugman has  examples of the former and the latter.

She's not just cute. Click on the image to find out how.

An aged turtle gets lucky.

Monkeys in the News. ‘Nuff said!

Almost Anger Free! Out of My Mind for 23 July 2009

bunny burger

All tragedies are finished by a death, all comedies by a marriage. — Lord Byron

An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger. — Dan Rather

I’m living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart. — e e cummings

For courage mounteth with occasion. — William Shakespeare, “King John”

Losers: Trying to win hearts and minds in Afghanistan by destroying — bombing — peoples’ livelihoods. Another “success” is here. (We haven’t actually made the country governable yet, have we?)

Asshole:

(More here.)

Historical asshole:

You know you always wanted to know: The truth about John Dillinger’s putz?

Learn how to judge women’s beauty.

There may be hope for my wife’s bitch, Lucy.

The ignorance of youth: Lots more than you realize.

The Rage and the Humor; Out of My Mind for 22 July 2009

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness. — Joseph Conrad

Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice. — George Jackson

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. — Thomas Jefferson [not much of a Christian Founding Father, huh?]

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

Attention, wingnuts and the rest of the America-hating GOP “conservatives”:

He, who by good deeds covers the evil he has done, illuminates this world like the moon freed from clouds. — Buddha

Of course, when one provides journalistic excellence — journalism that matters — you can attract an audience even if you’re a newspaper.

Cretin: This WaPo putz has it exactly backwards: Cronkite left no legacy except nostalgia for an era of journalistic honesty and competence.

Assholes: The Israelis, picking on the castrated, impotent Gazans.

Asshole and cretin: Beloved Leader’s anti-sex abstinence policy increases teen pregnancies.

Indeed, why not increase taxes on Big Wealth when gratuitous, unnecessary cuts helped fuel the speculation bubble that brought us to this point in the first place?

Assholes: Whoever did this.

Essential reading: How to protect yourself from surveillance so you can excercise a little freedom.

His crime: Being black. Charges dropped but that's almost besides the point. Click on the image for the full story.

Assholes: Everyone who drove this man to suicide. But in an oppressive capitalist/corporatist state, I guess one shouldn’t be too surprised.

Man held for contempt for 14 years freed. (and yes, the sentencing judge: asshole.)

Boycott of the Day: Jamba Juice. They earned it. Some things are too sacred to rip off without getting smacked for it.

In 1933, the American advertising industry loved Hitler.

Delayed for hundreds of years! Medieval military records available online at last!

Good, healthy games for your kids that don’t require their sitting on their growing asses.

See how cool Shaquille O’Neal really is!

Dead: The inventor of WD-40.

Dead: Half of Peter and Gordon.

Just in case you need to know how to raise an ape in your family (warning: may be outdated).