Tag: National Insecurity

I Hear the Drums of Doom…. Out of My Mind for 2 August 2009

Everyone wants results, but no one is willing to do what it takes to get them. — Dirty Harry (This should be sufficient proof that this is not a knee-jerk bleeding heart liberal blog.)

It is better to practice a little than to talk a lot. — Muso Kokushi

Hey, it's the story of my life!
Hey, it's the story of my life!

Goodbye, Detroit....
Goodbye, Detroit....

We’re fucked: Geithner thinks the biggest problem facing the economy and holding back a full recovery: the growing deficit. In other words, the speculation bubble must be reinflated. And clearly, Obama is fine with this.

All America manufactures in significant amounts: Weapons. I suppose this is a direct result of all them Republican policies meant to restore pride in America…. (Actually, it’s worse than that.)

Bizarre! Fewer deaths in Iraq since the handover?? Of course, it’s getting deadlier for our troops in Afghanistan….

Let me see if I’m clear: People are required to buy health insurance, with no meaningful public option and toothless so-called reforms of the private carriers? What am I missing? It looks like an utter piece of shit. Or, more politely, a windfall for the insurers and, well, an utter absence of, you know, reform. Another mystery: Why do the Big Media feel any obligation to defend our dysfunctional healthcare system and, for that matter, the antipathy towards the same public sector involvement the other major capitalist states offer so, you know, we can compete? And has Obama threatened to veto anything without a legitimate public option? Of course not, and that’s why there’ll be no reform, just an insurer windfall bill, just an exacerbation of all of the problem with the current system…. The best opportunity we’ll see, pissed away by a lazy leader…. Of course, getting re-elected is the most important thing to him, not doing anything for the voters. Re-election gets him a payoff bigger than Clinton’s. Now if he instead gets Jimmy Cartered….

(More info regarding that video is here.)

Matt Taibbi wrote an obit for genuine health insurance reform. Short version: Significant majority + popular president + desperate need + overwhelming public support = failure to act. But then, this is the same leadership who believes that all that is needed for economic recovery is to reinflate the speculation bubble. They are so wrong; if they were right, the economy wouldn’t have collapsed in the first place. Meanwhile, this congressman suffers a hallucination regarding a proper system.

Fuck corporate and corporatist news. Who needs it? Greenwald explains via the latest failing.

Gee, the Tennenbaum case looks like it was majorly fucked. This is how it should have gone down (and resulting in a verdict in favor of the defendant).

Asshole cunt. Mitch Albom, a walking crime against humanity. I fucking hate people who feel the wealthy pay too much in taxes. Fact: Not in this country they don’t. (Now, beliefs are something else again.) And then the same fuckers believe those without can’t possibly pay too much in taxes.

A flacid explanation how the Times fails. Hey, Clark, five editors screwing up? Maybe editorial is dumb, lazy and overstaffed and, for that matter, the publisher and his beloved editor in chief have no clue what’s going on? Inexcuseable.

Our leaders got a toothless promise to do good from a bunch of mortgage companies that destroyed the housing market and a big chunk of the economy. When you read how thay all failed to perform, remember that they promised and keep supporting Obama because he got them to promise.

Assholes: Lobbyists (okay, the officials that whore for them).

Osama Bin Laden really was America’s BFF right up til 9/11. And thank you, Ronnie Raygun for all you did to empower OBL, etc.!

How California failed:

Here’s my thought of the day: All the bad stuff happening? All proof of what happens when you stop being concerned with the long term.

Really, why can’t one support conservative values while cheating on one’s wife with prostitutes? After all, hypocrisy, imbecility, deliberate lying — aren’t those modern conservative values?

Reader’s Digest believes a joke about a woman beaten to death with a golf club is suitable.

I like this: “Defeatocrats”:

Meanwhile, the GOP got a new theme song.

Flash: It’s the white people that are oppressed and the victims of racism. The proof is here.

Proof that Christ is not the son of God nor himself the Christian God. Sorry, Goys.

Read this and learn how to succeed in business.

Is there hope here/
Is there hope here?

It Only Looks Like I’m Angry; Out of My Mind for 17 July 2009

“Do not be wise in words – be wise in deeds.” — Jewish Proverb

(More re the above here.)

Assholes: Sotomayor’s GOP questioners.

Asshole: Jeff Sessions, still.

Assholes? GE claims to go green by releasing a suite of devices to monitor energy usage. As I see this, it means, I buy more crap using more energy to see how much energy I’m using. There’s real equipment that really reduces sage, but I don’t this crap as being that. It is a typical corporatist “solution”: solution in name only in order to be a profits generator and do absolutely no more good than that. Me, I’d slap solar panels or a wind turbine on my roof before I’d buy crap like this and know I’m reducing non-renewable usage significantly.

Assholes: The growing police state that is the U.K. (bet they wish they had a constitution and bill of rights now, maybe) and the lazy dopes citizens who allow it.

Assholes: Two more vile rightists identified here.

Asshole: Amazon; sells book, steals it back when publisher whines.

Asshole: The RIAA. Old news, latest is here.

Economic policy; the super-short version. Just read it.

The N.Y.P.D. updates to typewriters.

One of the first truths I learned (as opposed to the overwhelming majority of truths I’ve yet to learn or internalize) was that many academic superstars were not-terribly bright grinds. And now it looks like a number of them are just autistic (which isn’t to say they shouldn’t be loved or that they’re worthless). Flash: Academic stars without social skills won’t do the world as much good as dopes with skills. The best it can get you is the mixed blessing of Windows.

Soon-to-be ex-Gov. Sarah Palin, did you cause this?

Prof. Krugman is wrong about this because the Big Media has not yet gotten the message.

An Apple fanboy, choked up….

Recipe of the day: Put your day-long parked vehicle to good use, take advantage of it to save energy and come out from the office to a yummy fresh treat.

I’m Not Mad, I’m Just Out of My Mind for 15 July 2009

Sure:

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. — Buddha

Going out of business is the least that should happen to these assholes.

Assholes: John Yoo and the brainless idiots who think he deserves a pulpit for his lies. Again, Philly Inky, please to explain why anyone would want to pay to read shit like Yoo (other than the few remaining people who still Rick Santorum is anything more than a nutjob).

Assholes: The C Street “Family”: They aren’t really Christian and, for that matter, they hate America.

Bobbie Jindal is an asshole 24/7; this just the latest and surely not the last. Idea for a game! Every time a wingnut says anything racist about Obama, let’s throw the same comment right back at Jindal. If he wants to lead his party, he’ll surely accpt the returned hatred.

Assholes: The ball-less pols who okayed tossing our freedoms after 9/11.

Asshole: If this soldier doesn’t believe Obama’s president, I’m sure, for the sake of our security, the military is well within its rights to have him confined to a mental facility, where, I’m sure, he’d be happy to spending his days jerking off to Sarah  Palin fantasies.

Idiots: Obama only talks but we’re led by dopes like these.

Visa will have its justice!

Assholes: Obama to America: Drop dead. And those of you still have hope. You still have yet to realize he doesn’t care about you. And here’s another thing the Liar-in-Chief is screwing up.

Assholes: The WaPo for giving Sarah Palin Op-Ed space. The idea can be rationalized but, at the end of the day, it’s just plain stupid.

Cheating: America’s true sport, isn’t it?

Watch and listen: Kids make real music.

Mr. and Mrs. Sarkozy know all this....

Almost as hot as Megan Fox....
Today's arts and craft.

Russian ass! Get more by clicking on the image.

Happy Birthday, Blogger-Mama! Out of My Mind for 14 June 2009

bush so long(Please note that there is no connection between today’s headline and the following sub-heads. Thank you.)

Asshole: Ricci, the poster boy for the discriminated against white mail got his job in the first place by claiming discrimination for not being hired because he was disabled.

Assholes: The WaPo fires all its health reporters, keeps health editor, who buys articles from other places to republish. So who needs a newspaper for B.S. like that?

Assholes: Beloved Leader’s Unamerican surveillance program was so top secret that it’s value was significantly compromised. Way to go, Bushies!

Assholes: The U.K.’s war against freedom.

Assholes: The Saudis. Any of them, all of them. I hate the Republicans’ submissive love of them. Let the get GOP be their submissives.

Uber Asshole: Sen. Jeff Sessions. Clearly, he has nothing positive to contribute to society. It’s time for him to go or, for that matter, “go”, in a Bill O’Reilly on Vitter sense. Just saying, interpret it as you will….

Assholes: Glenn Beck and the idiots and retards who watch him and believe in him.

Asshole: This Christofascist praying for Obama’s death.

Assholes: GOP racists. New flash for the GOP: America is now integrated and there are, no thanks to you, equal rights for all.

Assholes: Michael Jackson’s doctors. Celebrity doctors — hate ’em. (Where’s the reality show??)

Asshole: Wells Fargo.

Historical fact: Thomas Jefferson was the last cool Republican except, of course, for Abraham Lincoln. (Actually, Tommy was a proto-Republican.)

Our leadership:

Then again, I suppose we can have this in 2012.

The greatest music video you will see right now, maybe all day:

This is cool!

You know fairs are cool! (More here!)

Patois from around the world.

*sigh*

To me, this is scary!

!*%@, 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:

Leadership We Need, and Hope; Out of My Mind for 10 July

Beloved Leader couldn't have done this any better....

As Big Journalism implodes and collapses and stuff, here’s one asshole who deserves — well, as one of the terminated, it’s hard for me to say fired — let’s just say he’s well qualified to seek a new profession as journalism is clearly wrong for him, given his utter lack of perspective and ability to perceive and acknowledge reality.

What do you think? Don’t you think plagiarism is deliberate or results from some form of imbecility, neither of which is appropriate a professional, legitimate journalist? I mean, how the hell do you copy something unconsciously?

Whoa, it’s Jayson Blair time at the Times again!

By all means, let’s worry about closeted gays serving in the military, not America-hating Nazis (or, for that matter, Christofascist proselytizers).

Unrest in China: what it’s about.

Are we dead in the water, with no future?

You don’t get published via Kindle; you give Amazon all your rights for your work to be available on a Kindle. Sweet! Not.

GOP family values: Getting your parents to pay off your mistress.

Palin lies. (More here and here.) Yeah, yeah, what else is new?

Palin’s enablers. (Remember, the whole GOP loves her, don’tcha know.)

Levi: Greed, not insanity, made Palin a quitter.

IT departments of small amd mid-sized businesses are interested in Macs and iPhones. I see it as cost-cutting in the IT industry created by the shitty difficulty of maintaining windows systems. Ditching one IT guy can save far more than the expense of switching to Macs and iPhones (which we know works wonderfully with Macs).

Too big to fail, now too big to jail.

A single GM car outsells Buick and Caddy!

Another teeny piece of my past, gone….

Read: The autobiography of Professor Krugman’s favorite science fiction writer.

The comic book of the day is here. (More here.) Another funny book is here. Remember, kids, these are good for you! (Well, at least the second is….)

I can’t afford to eat here anyway.

Picture 30

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!