Tag: Modern Science

Again, Why Shouldn’t I be Out of My Mind for 14 August 2009

Life is odd, never even. — Me

What does the Times have to do with promotion of healthcare reform? Regrettably, essentially nothing.Tell that to the proto-fascistic anti-American crazies — not that they’ll let a fact dissuade them from their hate radio and TV beliefs. (Remember: Walt Disney is finally essentially a fascist, just like the 60s delusions.)

Did I misread this maybe? The AP wants to build a news aggregator? Aren’t they dead-set against aggregators?

New boss same as the old boss indeed; different administration, our leaders still hate their troops and vets.

Fucking Rove: He did it. Here’s the proof (for those who believe in proof). Again, who did he help elect with his scummy tactics that made the world a better place? or even prevent the election of someone truly awful? Yeah, me neither…. So where’s the indictment?

Asshole redux: Niall Ferguson: If something is not meant racist but clearly can be interpreted as racist, how can one claim it racist just because it’s read that way? Simpler: Whether or not meant as a racist comment, it clearly could have been and was perceived as a racist statement. Be a man instead of a glib asshole (notwithstanding that’s how you made your wealth) and just take responsibility without the imbecilic whining. Can he now be sent back to his country? Please?

Assholes: Investors Business Daily. What is with the modern conservative? Completely unable to acknowledge mistakes notwithstanding, you know, facts and reality?

Thank you, Barack Obama: Thanks to your policies, wealth is growing even more concentrated amongst the nation’s wealthiest 0.01%. I’m no economist so cannot explain why but sffice to say that in a real-world sense, that is not a good thing. Not that he’s doing so well getting us, you know, genuine healthcare reform. Actually, he’s probably going to prevent real reform for another few decades…. Here‘s his latest surrender of an element of reform. It’s like the only thing keeping the GOP alive is his giving them legitimacy by caving to them all the time….

Oh, look, Professor K has a draft for the obit for the Obama administration!

Attention, Sarah Palin: The insurers don’t need no socialistic death panels; they’re doing great killing people without help.

CNBC also incited the teabagging proto-fascists to violence at town halls. Another journalistic source we can well afford to lose.

Asshole: And a great disappointment: John Edwards. Of course, it’s candy-ass to expect a pol to actually be a mensch — it’s mutually exclusive. But still.

Asshole: Timmy Geithner, lying front for the speculation bubble.

Asshole or cretin or what? USA Today dietitian recommends eating crap.

Scumbags: Marriott.

Scumbag: Whole Foods’ CEO. Just part of a pattern, here’s the latest: No need for “Obamacare”, just buy your stuff at his stores, it’s all the healthcare reform you need.

Too late, New York Times, you have already don’t enough damage. (See? I insult them and send them business! How can one complain?)

Oh, no, Bernie cheated on Ruth??

You do know that cheap is bad, it’s inexpensive that’s bad. The latter costs less than the former.

God, is there anything scarier than east Asian TV?

Whatever happened to Bruce Jenner? How did he end up with the kreepiest Kadashian?

This woman scares me!!!
This woman scares me!!!

Now if you want something less scary, like naked supermodels, look here.

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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):

Briefly Out of My Mind for 7 August 2009

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, and know the place for the first time. — T.S. Eliot

To me, it looks like what remains of the health insurance reform will exclude any limits on reckless denials of treatments. Without reform of that a public option, I’d choose bankruptcy court as my insurer, that and my local ER. And this is so depressing, almost as depressing as the fact that resulting bill will fall short, only question being How Sshort?

Does this mean smokers (like, say, Barack Obama) are schizophrenics??

Asshole and traitor (long overdue, here): Karl Rove. Note to Big Media: Being a person who accomplished absolutely no good ever in his life and did great harm to this nation does not mean you owe him any publicity.

Really, it’s All About Anger; Out of My Mind for 26 July 2009

WARNING! IF YOU FAIL TO FIND THIS IMAGE DEEPLY OFFENSIVE, YOU'RE AT THE WRONG BLOG!

God knows I’m angry (and a little bitter), but I don’t know that I agree with this.

That was then; it’s a new GOP-rightist, nativist world now:

Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them. — Albert Einstein

Maybe someday again… unlikely….

Assholes: The fighters of health care reform and the Big Media water-carriers who enable and empower them. Without the press, they’re nothing.

Cretin: The true Terminator thought he could govern California. Not with the cancer of Prop. 13 still in the system. But the rightist believer couldn’t see reality. Of course, one should include all the schmucks who voted for Prop. 13 and the governator twice, so I do.

An observation? Can this be true? Only banks that finance the middle class are shut down. Companies — CIT is what I have in mind — that finances small business are allowed to fail. Only the big speculative organizations that have corrupted our system, essentially destroyed our nation politically, are protected. (This is what got me started.)

Study the genius of Sarah Palin.

The criminality of being black: Shows you how times have changed or I’m so dead wrong: Of course, the cop was right to investigate a man breaking into a house. But short of the man seriously threatening the cop physically — harm or death — there is no reason to arrest him. None. There is no reason when in being caught in the wrong showing a little contrition. There is no reason for the support the fucker’s getting from his superiors. To me, all this is inarguably fucked up. The mainstream media seems to see nothing wrong. Indeed, when they deem Obama to be insufficient supportive of this cop (who has earned his ass at least a couple months of unpaid suspension), they beat up on the president. I realize for a large segment of blacks, this is normal. To me, as I said, it’s fucked up. Sick. Part of the Great Pathology brought us by what I think of the Reagan counter-revolution. And here’s why it’s still a crime.

Assholes: The Larry Summers and the putz that appointed him and allow him to ensure that nothing in a busted, screwed up system gets fixed. I realize Obama’s in this strictly for personal gain but being president and all, maybe he could get us a couple of crumbs….

Assholes: The greedy destroyers of the housing market. And this is even worse than that last link.

Why the public sector doesn’t work: GOP fiscal irresponsibility: going for the worse, most expensive solution every time…. In a normal world, everyone would ignore these sick, deranged people who have nothing good to offer.

Just shoot (to wound) these assholes.

Assholes [obvious]: The Big Media journos who fail to give the GOP partisan intransigence any significant coverage. That’s OK, dopes: Keep us in the dark, watch yourselves lose viewers and readers, then watch your careers end. Then, maybe, you’ll realize what you did, that that kind of lousy work earns the loss of a career.

Assholes: The GOP: Love wars, love weapons, hates the troops.

This person is still living in the era before the Reagan Counter-revolution. Then, a healthcare system such as the present one, where the accumulation of wealth is far more important that providing healthcare, would seem bizarre, wrong. Now, it’s the idea of a system that provides affordable care at the expense of profits that seems bizarre.

Assholes: The Times makes a martyr of Tiller’s assassin, cleverly failing to note how he was driven by decades of the rightists’ crazed screeds and that the same insanity ensured there would be as few Tillers as possible, and therefore a threat to women’s health.

Assholes: Big Finances’ government stooges who make it possible for thm to cook their books and dispel lies.

Dope: Charlie Crist, inadvertent Nazi-loving symp.

He’s failed on the economy, jury’s out only on the issue of how big the failure is. If he fails on this too…:

Here, a famous traitor makes a contrary argument:

(Didja catch that?? I was just more fair, more balanced, than Faux News. Hey! What happens to FNC when Rupert’s earnings shrink to the extent that he can’t support Faux and it must become profitable?)

Asshole and scumbag: David Gregory: the latest proof. For the record, he is both symptomatic of what’s wrong with the mainstream press as well as the anti-Cronkite. That’s why there’ll never be another Cronkite: Gregory and those who put him positions of authority won’t do it. They’ve proven they like Gregory’s dishonesty over Cronkite’s facts.

Cretins: See just the latest one here.

Asshole and scumbag I’ve never written about but should have, I suppose: Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.).

Attention, Lady Gaga: call Jackson Browne:

For those of who still can’t contemplate how screwed upon things are, the inexcuseable reason the global economy was tanked, start here.

Sad: India’s going to bust monkeys and jail them.

Speaking of monkeys, watch these.

Thank God for the Apple stores; without them, what would Micro$oft rip off for their temples of crap? See Micro$oft’s utter bankruptcy of any originality here.

Because I love Nikke:

Ooops! That last video was probably faked!

One Not-So-Giant Step… for Sanity, Actually…. Out of My Mind for 20 July 2009

Anniversary info is here.

That was then, this is now: A flooded toilet on the space station….

Future: That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured. — Ambrose Bierce

Fact: Many wingnuts may well be cretins to some degree or another. If learning is good for the brain, what does being closed-minded do for one’s mental health?

Cretin: Michael Steele. Correction; Make it the entire, deranged GOP.

The GOP is not dead, it just has extremists with nothing good to offer the country, to say the least. The problem is bigger than that and that is the massive complete corruption of both parties where nearly no pol finds it in his interest to give a good God-or-other damn about the nation an our well-being. Example: Public option: after Detroit’s meltdown, if isn’t clear that some big step towards public health insurance (among other reasons) isn’t essential… well, then there’s a big problem up front at the controls….

The triumph of Mammon…:

Sweet!

Just so you know, book publishing is also in trouble. Amazing all the harm that has flowed from Big Business’ post-RJR-Nabisco refusal to focus on the long term ’cause Wall Street only cared about short-term and made management care for it as well to businesses’ detriment.

It ain’t just us; U.K. cops SWAT team shuts down a quiet barbecue.

Read more about how our bodies work than you probably care to know.

Playtime! (But not what you think.)

!*%@, Yes! Out of My Mind for 13 July 2009

I can’t stop the cursing and it’s a good thing! Fuck, yes, it is!

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. — Groucho Marx

Obama’s success: Obscene profits for Goldman Sachs.

Meet another wingnut sicko… God Help us….

Are all Russians crazy-sick? Watch this, read about it.

Learn: How to help ensure a lost wallet is returned.

Whistle blower: In case you don’t know already, chapter and verse on how the health insurers are destroying us for greed.

Meet the Good Guys here!

Again: Even by the low standards of the average pol, Sarah Palin is especially stupid, self-absorbed and fucking nuts, to the extent that, again compared to the average pol, she is unfit for office. She is good, however, as a poster girl for the complete and total irrelevance of the GOP so for that, she is a good thing. Example: her son is a Dem.

Another failure for homeland security; Or, what happens when the crazies are in charge. Ever coming up with new ideas to put us at greater risk and less free….

Everyone has a breaking point, so to speak (and no pun intended), where they say This is it, this is proof that society is deep in the toilet. This is where I say it; disgusting, inexcuseable, and what it says about American society is scary and disgusting.

How does the neo-police state that is the U.K. plan to distract people from their loss of freedom? By promoting orgasms.

The only kind of stimulus package the GOP likes.

I’m fully sympathetic to the reason behind it, still, Hasids rioting:

Much, Much Mellower; Out of My Mind for 2 July 2009

We’re far less independent than we used to be, aren’t we?

So the guy in this video was worship by us lefties ’cause he said some stuff that we liked to hear, but then the wingnuts started bashing him as being a whacko or something — IIRC. But clearly it looks like he was on to something….

Direct action for the public option. (Where’s Barack?) Stop the presses: Looks like a public option is again a possibility.

Xeni got this right: essential reading; Taibbi on Goldman Sachs. I say: read it, then kill the fuckers (I of course say that the exact same way Bill O’Reilly would were he referring to an abortionist.)

I used to like Harold Baer….

Sanford doesn’t have to quit. He can hang around forever, an inspiration for contempt for the modern, Palin wing of the GOP….

Speaking of what the GOP has to offer the world: Rush Limbaugh, GOP head: Michael Jackson was murdered. By Obama. Gotta be pretty sick to give this asshole any legitimacy.

This is cool!

This is not:

My wife might find this funny.

Wankery is actually a good thing.

Talk about incest! All the world’s ants are members of the same family?

Who doesn’t love day-glo???

What we used to create art before the digital era, brushes before Brushes, as it were. (Then again, this guy adapted….)

God bless the Chinese….

See an obsession.

To me, cars just get better and better (and I don’t refer to the flacid Prius):

The blackest black ever? (Not a [I can’t say the name] joke, but black is my favorite color.)

Who doesn't worship Jabba??

I love the movie this is from!