Tag: Unbridled Greed!

Introducing The Death List: Out of My Mind for 16 August 2009

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. — Buddha

I guess little is doing as fine a job pushing papers over the brink as crushing debt taken by buyers when the prior owners just had to pig out, irregardless of the harm to their old paper…. I mean, there’s also lost advertising, some permanently so, as well as a failure to engage readers but still, I do think the debt is the worst.

Support the US at the risk of one’s life and then when aid and succor is requested of the US in exchange… rejected? Is this such a case?

Who does sponsor Beck and Limbaugh and O’Reilly and the other purveyors of anti-American hate? Ohhh, wait, the sponsors mostly want to reached kind of people who listen these nabobs of hate, not the listeners of Air America.

Why? I mean, really, why?

No comment: Rudy G. agrees with Sarah (when’s the divorce?) Palin….

If you want real healthcare reform, fuck Whole Foods. Figuratively, of course; actually, I mean boycott them.

Read: The A.P.’s plan to keep info from you.

As he does periodically, Alex Cockburn makes a good point which I’ve sort have known but have been sloppy making: This is not about healthcare reform but health insurance reform, a means to ensure that more people are covered (e.g. fewer people using emergency rooms as their primary physicians) and, one would hope, a reduction, if not cessation, of arbitrary denials. Obamacare has none of that…. In a way, it’s as much healthcare reform as Obama’s economic policies have brought any meaningful, necessary financial reform, which is to say, none, really. If I’m right, then, really, Obamacare is at least pointless and maybe bad. I’m ready to stick with my personal insurance plan: ready to file bankruptcy and leave everyone else hanging. They all will still have their Mercedes and I’ll be healthy and debt free.

This is depressing: The great failure of mainstream journalism and how it’s screwed up this country. Waiting to hear Steve Keller’s namby-pamby defense. Like this approach to journalism is doing anything good for anyone except the crazies. (Or you can just jump here.)

This may be part of the papers’ problem: They cover something once, late in the game, and actually think they have the influence of or can be a balance to cable having repeated the story first, and on a 24/7 basis.

Atrios succinctly shows why you can forget about reading any of the Wall Street bullshitting apologists and shows why this “great recession” will inevitably be W-shaped. More reason why it’s a W here.

How the banks are getting better: By simply lying about their finances, bad is simply called good and then taken as if they are good. There is now less than ever a place for the truth in all things political. It’s all about the lies. And the Big Journos have no problem simply spreading lies brainlessly. Well, when the profession gets essentially destroyed, maybe a few of the cream of the profession will be able to discover a clue to the reason why…. Meanwhile, where’s the legitimacy of crap like this? Inexcusable.

Wait, it’s worse! Miss a single mortgage payment and lose your building?

Wrong.

Hey, what is Schiavo living on? How are her bills paid? Why would private insurance pay? And if I can’t get a public option, public insurance certainly shouldn’t be paying in a situation like this. In a just world, the wingnuts would be paying….

The truth about “death panels”. Of course, the rightists are completely full of shit, without a scintilla of truth to their bleating. Attention, mainstream press: Where are you? At your death panel?

Sick.

Chris Christie’s qualification for being governor of New Jersey: He was Rove’s buttboy whore. God bless the post-Regan GOP: Taken this nation ever lower, aided and abetted by a mainstream press that can’t do too much to help the GOP, journalistic principles be damned.

In tribute to the GOP lies about “death panels”, I am now instituting the OoMM Death List. This blog’s death panel will now start those who earned the termination of their lives, whose absences will make the world just a little bit better.

The Death List:

Sarah Palin and Michael Steele.

Newt Gingrich (looonngg overdue of course).

This is what the GOP think is worthy of being on the Supreme Court. The new two-party system: The America-haters vs. the Wimps, the latter too corrupted to do anything about anything.

James Fallows is a deluded candy-ass. I do wish he was right, but he’s actually dead wrong.

This is too crazy to believe.

Query: How do mediocrities like this guy and his wife get so much publicity? Is it just from loads of schmoozing?

The awfulness of Mickey D.’s cuisine.

Maybe sincere prayer would do more than this idiocy:

How Can One Not be Out of My Mind for 10 August 2009

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 I said last fall some silliness about America being freed, liberated, I was at best exaggerating, certainly speaking prematurely and proven wrong by numerous subsequent acts by the current administration. I apologize for unjustified enthusiasm.

Some dope reporter thinks Philly’s two papers are case studies of the apparent or perceived or believed “last stand” of journalism. His mendacity is demonstrated by the use of the terms “journalistic worthiness” and “lenders”, the latter without any awareness of what an awful, destructive roles the lenders play, the destruction their foolish borrowers set into play. The journo’s hero is the same shithead who thinks it’s good for his paper to hire John Yoo. More knowledgeable (factually speaking) people fully know Yoo has nothing to say that is worth paying for. Too, in my opinion, “journalism”, in the broad sense, is safe. The papers, by and by, are committing suicide by their refusal to provide anything of importance to their readers, to wit, accurate, important news, analysis of any depth. (The newsmagazines are doing the same but moreso.) However, for the minute to minute crap, the web and cable are as fine as they want to be; the infrastructure is fully in place. As for depth, there are magazines — “Infinite Debt”, anyone? — and books which, by and by, are not suffering  and stand to gain from the dailies’ downfall. Snap quiz: If we lose this dope, we have lost what, if anything?

And here’s another prime example of the Big Media failing us on a major story. Listen, the media’s failings are pretty much the rule, not the exception.

Speaking of health insurance coverage or lack thereof: Big Journo has a vested interests  — financial ties — to the insurers so of course objectivity, reporting, facts — all to be ignored, thereby establishing the societal necessity of these assholes. The story is here.

Speaking of media mendacity: There are the poor, the middle-class and the only class whose pain matters to Big Media: Multi-millionaires and those wealthier. Again, journalism like this is essential to…? Not many people, really.

Again, the GOP hates programs that work. And that’s the most lucid they get; most of the time, they’re crazy like this: The insurers’ heads should be consulted on reform since they’re experts? Yeah, experts at wrongfully denying coverage, mis-managing both healthcare as well as their own bloated bureacracies and  the necessity for providers to bloat up their staffs, not to mention bankrupting providers. Flash: Our system works despite these assholes, not because of them, and that’s why, I’m sure, Obama feels a need to get more unearned wealth to them.

How it works, the really short version:

How are the big banks moving back into black? By stealing your money via bailout moneys and increased fees. And I’m sure this is fine with the Administration because surely the banks have spread more than sufficient wealth around to ensure that they will be free to do what they want at our expense. And what’s really amazing, to me, is that the GOP is even worse!

Liar: Will Smith.

Palm Pre? Sounded too good to be true? That’s because the corporate hype wasn’t supported by reality. The truth is here.

“Recovery” is a pretty fungible concept. Our “recovery” includes banks hemorhaging but appearing profitable, job losses slowing to a very limited degree. To me, recovery means an economy at least where it was a year or two ago, personal wealth-wise or, better, functional in a post-New Deal sort of way, lightly policed and controlled. Using the word “recovery” in any other way is just a lie.

Another fungible word: “Profit”. To me, a company’s one profitable quarter doesn’t make it profitable where its losses up to that point are a quantum or three greater than the minuscule profit. Here‘s an example. Simply, a single profitable quarter does not a profitable company make. (And in our example, this company is far from being in the black.)

Can we get rid of these America-hating idiots and scumbags? Please?

Out of My Mind for 5 August 2009

Freed! From a couple of months imprisoned in North Korea: Comrade-journos (whih is to say real, non-MSM journos) Laura Ling and Euna Lee. (More here.)

Big Pharma’s deadly fraud: The story and the proof.

Sub-cretinous idiots with too much time on their hands and no sense; read about them and their stupidity here.

A tiny bit of justice: Creationist owner of creationist amusement park busted for tax fraud; him and Al Cap[one…. He would have paid his taxes, it’s just that God told him not to….

The shame that is modern journalism: a pathological refusal to deal in facts and accuracy, everything must be undercut to the point of meaninglessness. Maybe the MSM’s infected by this pathology…? And here’s another, related example of their inherent corruption and deliberate dishonesty.

America: It ain’t what it used to be (which I of course credit to what I call the Raygun counter-revolution*.) We’re ever more subsumed which is to say we’re ever more losing freedom…. (*For every revolution, there’s an equally powerful counter-revolution of one sort or another.)

What makes ours the World’s Greatest Healthcare System!

The GOP believes there’s no problem for which tax cuts aren’t the solution. Bad idea (you knew that but here’s proof.) Republicans: Only good if you hate America.

Cretinous scumbag: Orly Taitz. Can’t someone please shut her up since the MSM seems to find her newsworthy? And if you don’t believe she’s utter garbage, here’s proof.

Murderous Christian scumbag? Blackwater founder Erik Prince.

So, the next Mac OS has more pre-orders on Amazon than Win7. What I wonder: What percentage of PC owners buy upgrades as opposed to just getting them with new hardware as compared to Mac owners.

This is cool! (Warning: Site takes forever to load.)

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?

Starting the Week (Briefly) Out of My Mind for 3 August 2009

Bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others. — Oscar Wilde

Scumbags: How they steal: The AP charges for public domain material. Hey, it beats deling with making a quality product so, you know, maybe its customers can actually attract new readers.

What a shock! That huge bank collapse last year in Iceland that triggered all sorts of other badness? Fueled by copious insider trading. And another “shock”: The banks are trying to censor the truth.

Asshole: Sarah Palin, not for threatening to have someone served with legal papers at the kindergarten where he works but for suing him for libel because he reported she’s getting divorced.

Professor Krugman starts the week by depressing us. Thanks a lot!

So 2 August was the penny’s 100th birthday. Probably more than what you want to know about starts here. (I save all my coins!)

The mother (and SFW) of all blowjobs:

God, I feel his pain:

My Day of Rest, Such as it is; Out of My Mind for 1 August 2009

He who finds a thought that enables him to obtain a slightly deeper glimpse into the eternal secrets of nature has been given great grace. — Albert Einstein

Amazing! A record company takes advantage of illegal use of a song not sue the infringers but to use the infringement for selling the song — and succeeds wildly! (More here.) Again, infringement does no significant harm — anymore than free listens on radio or TV — and can actually increase sales. Someday, the recording industry may yet rediscover reality and give up its senseless, trouble-making beliefs….

Assholes and cretins: Apparently, the majority of don’t accept that Obama was born in the U.S.

Assholes and scumbags: East Hampton won’t expand its library’s children’s room for fear of poor children (from where?) using it.

Lying cocksucker: Rush Limbo: Threatens to move out of New York, still there. Please, Rush, leave our city, please!

See how dead racism is.

Obama does something right. Not terribly important like, I don’t know, stopping rampant, economy-destroying Wall Street speculation, but something…. Me, I personally would expect better from the Antichrist….

The public option: Dead again?

Actually, it’s worse over there.

The corporatist lawyers, how do they justify grossly disproportionate damages? Someone illegally downloads an album: $15.00 saved by the downloader yet an award of $80,000.00 is justifiable how? The corporatist lawyers have no problem with that but if an individual is, oh, say, crippled or killed by medical mistake or incompetence and seeks compensation through the court system, that bothers them. How do they justify that?

Another great American heard from.

What is the purpose of this? Why do the Big Media think that they can attract an audience by doing everything except what they’re supposed to do?

Is inciting a deliberate killing legal? And isn’t fair to report about the inciter?

Loving married couple of the day: read about themif you dare!

Where not to travel....
Where not to travel....
See??

Perhaps someone can explain to me the difference between porn and this:

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: