Saturday, June 18, 2011

Just guess ...

Who's advising Secaucus Fats?

Great scoop from Gawker, who confirms that Roger Ailes, the alleged news executive, is one of NJ Gov. Chris Christie's confidential advisers:


Figures. Two scumbags in a pod.


To this post.

I was going on yesterday about the actor playing Evel Knievel* Jon Huntsman not looking like he actually knew how to ride a motorcycle and this came to mind this morning and I thought I'd share.

Many years ago I worked for stuntman Bud Ekins**. He told me about stuntmen and I think it applies here as well. He said no stuntman ever turned down a job just because he didn't know how to do the stunt the script called for. If they couldn't learn how to fly while they were in the air, they'd worry about the landing when they got to it. He put it this way:

"If the director asks if he knows how to ride a dinosaur, he'll give a little snort and ask 'how d'ya think I got ta work this morning?'"

Bud rented bikes to the studios as well and he said to always re-negotiate upwards if they were going to let the actors touch the bikes and upward again if they were going to let the dumb sonsabitches actually ride the damn things because it was a given that there was going to be extra expense for parts and labor when they got done with 'em.

Movies are phony and so is politics. Doesn't mean there isn't a lot of work to make 'em look good from a distance.

*Pat Buchanan made a joke today on The McLaughlin Group that Huntsman was gonna end up in the Snake River Canyon of Repug presidential politics. Heh. He ain't been right about anything in the last two or three centuries.

**Fuckin' Wikipedia had his name spelled 'Elkins' more often than not. I went in and changed it wherever I found it. I think I got 'em all. Bud gave me my first job as a motorcycle mechanic and I have too much respect for his memory to have let that slide.

They had a buncha shit wrong. I corrected those too as best as I could.

Earworm ...

I was moving the cars around the other day and I hopped in the Mrs.' car, started it up, and her Broadway station was on the Sirius. This tune was playing:

From the musical Hairspray - Good Morning Baltimore

Aren't you glad I shared? Heh ... It's still stuck in my head.

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Emmylou vids don't go back much farther than this!

Song: "Big Mouth Blues"
Album: Gram Parsons/GP (1973)
Show: Liberty Hall, TX (1973)

Thanks to GramParsonsDotCom.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Huntsman's Ride

The Atlantic Wire, links at site.

And here's Jon Huntsman's next bemusingly surreal campaign video. Two days ago, the cool-guy Republican debuted a cryptic, speechless clip of a man riding a dirt bike across a desert in an effort to differentiate himself from the usual earnest, saccharine competition. It worked. Just like the last one (which worked in a reference to his high school band "wizard"), today's offering involved a Huntsman tidbit. "Has seven children. One from India, One from China," reads the succinct sentence in the ad.

Now, however, we've learned who's the mastermind behind these clips. It's is none other than Fred "Demon Sheep" Davis. He was previously responsible for notable ads last election cycle including Carly Fiorina's ad and the memorable "I'm You" ad for the now very unmemorable candidate Christine O'Donnell. Still, we could get used to political ads with beautiful scenery and no political bromides (or even any words at all):

4 Days from Jon Huntsman Jr. on Vimeo.

It's a nice video, pretty scenery, an activity I dearly love, but...

It's not Jon Huntsman. It's just an actor riding the motorcycle. In the previous "6 days" ad the guy was riding along a straight flat road like he didn't know what he was doing. He didn't need to stand up and at least he does that a little in the above video. He's also going a little faster like he's learning to ride a little. Basically he rides about like Obama bowls. Heh. Either stretch of road in either video, I'da been haulin' the mail!

Mrs. G says she could ride those roads faster on our Sportster XLX61! I said she could ride them faster on our little Tiger Cub.

Yo, Huntsman, if ya wanta show people pokin' along like the economy and enjoying beautiful scenery, get some with knee shorts, walking sticks and binoculars. That'd be bullshit too because even the granola bars and tree huggers who closed our desert down as 'wilderness' have never done very much of that. Don't wanta get too far from the Bimmer, ya know. Motorcycles and desert roads were made for haulin' ass!

All that said, worry about Huntsman a little. He's got more going for him as a Repug candidate than any of the other morons. The long-hair teenage rockers and brown kids in the ads might hurt him with some of the Repug base, but who knows?


Not all motorcyclists are good guys like me. Some are 1%er outlaws who terrorize towns, deal drugs, and smell bad. Some are much worse - they're Republicans.

They stopped caring ...

After they got to the greed part:

Some say that maybe it is a bad idea to base a political party's ideology on a belief that altruism, democracy and Christianity are "evil." Others say that maybe it is a bad idea to base a country's policies on fictional novels rather than science and history. Still others say is it a bad idea for national leaders to think of most of the public as "parasites" while saying people with tons of cash are "producers" who should govern. I am talking about the Republican Party's embrace of Ayn Rand and her cruel philosophy.


Thing is, I'll bet most of the powerful Rethugs are as atheist as I am (their god is money and power) and Rand was. It's the idiots who vote for them who actually believe their cracked ideology of Bizarro Jesus and Greed is Good. If those people actually understood that the Party of Fiscal Responsibility looked at them as the "parasites", they'd be a buncha people swinging at the end of a rope*. Unfortunately, it's very hard for the average Republican voter to take a long, hard look in the mirror.

*At least the Dems are still making a show of standing for the public good. The Republicans have abandoned any pretense of it. (h/t)


It's amazing how recorded history started on 20 Jan 2009:


But, having read and seen as much as you could expect someone to tolerate without projectile hurling, I keep wondering why one simple question isn't being asked...ok, I'm not wondering, I'm just wondering how anyone can with a straight face call it the librul media when they won't ask each Rethug candidate how their policies differ from those of George W. Bush. Of course, the answer is they don't (and part of me hopes there's maybe, hopefully, just enough common sense out there to recognize this). [my em]


They should ask Obama the same question.


And I'm still amazed at how quickly Shrub's been erased. Stalin almost couldn't have done any better.

Is in "collective housing" in very cold place ... [/cheesy Russian accent]

(Don't I wish)

Republican-lite ...

An excellent post up by Tom Rinaldo at DU:


I fear that right wing agenda today as much now as I ever have, and I see that it is advancing. When todays Democratic Party manages to defeat the Republicans, the rate of the right wing advance is often slowed. In some instances the rate of the right wing advance is even slowed significantly by Democratic victories, and on some rare occasions the Right is even pushed back a little. Overall though is seems clear to me now that the big picture is slipping steadily Right and the national Democratic Party as I know it is not capable of changing that drift, only of slowing it. It is little solace to me that we sometimes manage to slow down the rate at which our nation as we have known it is being driven over the cliff.


The Democratic Party has become a group of corporate-owned, weak-kneed, soft-spined whiners.


I know there are many Democrats today who I still have much political common ground with. I also know that in most places most of the time there is now no remotely viable alternative to supporting Democratic Party candidates if the immediate goal is to defeat Republican candidates. Important as that still may be, that is no longer enough to me. It is not enough because the fundamental unacceptable status quo is not altered when todays Democratic Party co-governs with todays Republican Party. The difference between the Democrats having 57 seats in the Senate or Republicans having 57 seats in the Senate is a different speed by which the right wing agenda moves forward in America. Same thing about control of the House and even it now seems, the Presidency. [my em]


One of the great things about changing your political affiliation to Socialist is you don't get as much political fundraising junk mail either.

What was left of the real Democratic Party died with Ted Kennedy. I'm sick of the lot of them.


And a little more about co-opting from Hugh:

Netroots Nation is on in Minneapolis. This is the big convention where Democrats go and talk about how progressive they are. It only lasts a few days, I suppose, because that is how long participants can keep the irony at bay.


How it works ...

Digby nails it:


The ACORN and Weiner scandals, different as they are (although the common thread is the sexy, obviously) have a similar lesson in them for all Democrats inside and outside the beltway: it doesn't matter if you committed a crime or broke any rules or even were the victim of a hoax --- once you've embarrassed the Democratic political class, you will be cut loose.

Like I said the other day, the Republicans have no shame and the Dems have too much.

Quote of the Day

Comrade Misfit on the Vancouver Hockey Riots the other night:


It's only a fucking game, people. If your life is affected because a sports team lost a game, you may need to get professional help. Or you need to get laid.

Indeed. Being a Mets fan for 40-odd years, if we tore NYC up after every game where the Mets snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, the place would look like Kandahar.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bartenders can be combat veterans' first line of defense

LATimes. Read this.

When it comes to dispensing healthcare, war veterans are a hard group to reach. But bartenders at VFW canteens, who develop family-like ties with patrons, are well-positioned to identify those in crisis and steer them toward professional help.

At lunchtime on a recent warm day, the parking lot of Post 1503 is full of pickups. The air inside is cool and smoky, four flat screens flicker in the dark and the special is spaghetti with meat sauce. Keys is tending bar and every stool is taken up by creatures of habits so set, she can recite with eyes closed who is there and the order in which they are seated. ("Bob, Sam, Donnie, Mac, Benny, Dave, Jerry, Jim ...")

This flag-studded brick building in the northern Virginia suburbs is tucked between the Army's Ft. Belvoir and the Marine Corps base at Quantico. It looks more like a post office than what it is: the biggest VFW post in the country and a study in the damage of war over time. The requirement for membership is simple but steep: honorable service in a combat zone. "Not sitting in Buford, South Carolina," barks bar manager John Meehan, who was in Korea with the Army.

Veterans of every major battle since World War II are members here, separated by decades and bound by war. They lost 85-year-old Vinnie Salzillo last month; he was at Iwo Jima. About two dozen of the younger ones aren't old enough to buy a beer, but they have two tours each in Afghanistan and Iraq behind them.

You don't actually have to be a combat veteran to be in the VFW. You have to have the mimimum "I Was There" Armed Forces Expeditionary ribbon, which I have for being within twenty miles of the Dominican Republic. I could see it from my house! I'm a VFW Life Member (cheaper than annual dues if I live long enough. I have.)

I don't have a VFW Post with a saloon anywhere near me, and I'm too old to drink anyway, but I salute VFW, or any, bartenders who take care of their Vet customers this way.

Guidance system failure

I love the "flight" path! If the Repugs get their way, it'll be straight as an arrow. Straight down.

Thamks to YubaNet.

Get 'em all with one round...


Tens of thousands of excited Israelis and Americans, music performances, appearances by local and international celebrities, senior politicians and a live broadcast that will reach millions of viewers – this is just some of what is in store for Glenn Beck's upcoming rally "to restore courage," which is set to take place on August 24 in Jerusalem.

Beck has been leading a publicity campaign for the event over the past few weeks, urging his viewers and listeners to fly out to the Holy Land.

The staunch Christian Fox News personality aims to show support for Israel by recreating last August's rally "to restore honor," which he held in Washington, DC.

I think that rally failed miserably in the attempt to restore what was never there. Miss Becky wouldn't know 'honor' if it bit him on the ass.

The multi-million dollar production is expected to be attended by a convoy of American dignitaries, including former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. US Senator Joe Lieberman, a independent, and Republicans Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee and Congresswoman Michelle Bachman are to join Beck at the rally as well.

They say they're not so Becky is probably lying as usual(one of his admirable qualities is consistency), but if they do show up...

Note to Hamas, al-Fatah, Hezbollah, al Qaeda, oissed-off, crazy, or drunk Palestinians, and militant Arabs and Islamists of all stripes: If yer plannin' ta blow something up this summer...

Dear Wolf Blitzer,

When you say Anthony Weiner has to "man up" and come clean in his upcoming news conference, do you mean the way you and your colleagues in the press "manned up" about cheerleading us into the Iraq War? Or for lobbing softballs at George Bush and Dick Cheney for 8 years as they ruined the nation?

Just shut up, you sanctimonious fuck.



Nutshells ...

Mr. Urban Hellhole (in toto) makes the underlying point that sometimes gets lost in all this:

At least in certain circles there's been a lot of focus on the corruption of banksters, which is valid enough, but there hasn't been enough focus on the basic incompetence of the banksters. Obviously they have some degree of competence, as despite destroying their own businesses and almost the world, they managed to get someone to give them a do over, but the point is that they all ran their businesses into the ground.

So we left them in charge. [my ems]

If someone came to me looking for a job (I don't care if it was picking up after my dogs) with an MBA on their resume, I'd run them out the door.

Great thanks ...

To our pal Opti, who recommended Google Chrome as a browser when I was bitching about Firefuckup 4.0 yesterday.

I installed it this morning and it's been a pleasure once I got the hang of it. Things load a lot quicker and there are no lockups. Ausgezeichnet!

I wonder how long it'll take for them to fuck it up.

Almost there ...

Seems our fucked up NY State Assembly managed to get the same sex marriage bill passed last night and now it's on to the Senate. Looks like a buncha Rethugs have turned left on this issue and the NYS Conservative Party is pissed off. Good:

ALBANY, N.Y. - (AP) -- The legalization of gay marriage in New York now falls squarely on the shoulders of Republican state senators under intense political pressure from the important Conservative Party and internal polling that shows growing, but not necessarily majority, support for same-sex marriage.

They know that not just the national gay marriage movement, but their own careers, may hinge on their vote.

But before that vote can happen on Thursday or Friday, the Republicans will return to a closed-door caucus to decide whether to send Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bill to the Senate floor. The vote on the bill appears to be a tie, with at least two Republicans saying they are undecided.


Let's hope Governor Cuomo II can squeeze their nuts enough to flip 'em.


After all, this ain't Kentucky.

The big guns ...

Are out! They found a porn star:

Reporting from New York - As Rep. Anthony Weiner remained in hiding and on leave from his job, a self-described dancer and former porn actress who was part of his sexting scandal emerged from seclusion Wednesday and said the congressman had pressed her to lie about his online activities.

Ginger Lee read a statement describing an electronically driven relationship that lasted from March 2011 until two weeks ago, when Weiner admitted sending sexually charged messages and graphic photographs to various women. “I did not sext Anthony Weiner,” said Lee, standing beside celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred.


The Dems want him out as badly as the Rethugs do. You know, the thing that gets me about all this is that if Weiner were a Rethug, the only ones screaming would be the Dems and the right would be silent. It kills me that the Dems are so eager to do the Rethugs' dirty work for them. Idiots.

If the Dems were smart, they'd listen to Swopa:


If you can forgive me a brief flight of fancy, I’d suggest to Reid and Pelosi that there’s a way for them to play both sides of this controversy successfully. I’ve argued for years that Democrats have suffered from a poor division of labor — they don’t have designated bomb-throwers/”bad cops” to say rude (but true) things in the media, so that more moderate folks can play “good cop” and make the same points while seeming more agreeable.


But then reality returns:


Ahh, but who am I kidding? The Democratic leadership is as incapable of this sort of clever kabuki as they are of standing up publicly for progressive principles.

Indeed. The "mainstream" Dems didn't like Alan Grayson either.


No Weiner for you!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Un-Gitmo ...

The big yellow thing in the sky came out for the first time since Friday so I got some pics up of my de-Gitmoing of the dogs' kennel.

"We really love the kennel, dad, but we think you're trying to hide us. We have a union, you know."

But mom's (the shop steward) in Marysville. Gonna have me a beer. Heh ...

Congressman X is throbbing for you

If it's Wednesday, it must be Morford and given that title I bet I don't even have to quote from it to get you to go read! But you know I will...

Put it this way: If you're a reasonably youthful adult and a sexual deviant in the slightest and you haven't used new media to Tweet, Histaprint, SMS, CameraBag, FaceTime, Dropbox, or otherwise Web 2.0 a live pic or pile of snapshots or (better yet) shaky handheld video of some quivering, slippery body part to someone else you deemed equally deviant and aquiver, well, you're just not doing it right.

New media, huh? Hmmmmm. Maybe I should upgrade from smoke signals...

...and really, everyone should back the hell off, and by the way Andrew Breitbart is a bottom-feeding meatbucket who only gets away with sending SMS photos of his member to horrified females because of the giant, mangy squirrel costume he's always wearing.

That he is, Mark, that he is.

Why Do People Think Conservatives are Extremist Bigots?

Shorter: Because they pretty much brag about it to pander to their base?

Richard Allen Smith, who also claims to be a recovering motorcyclist. Me too. Maybe I'll kick it when I kick. But I doubt it. With a tip o' the Brain to The Political Carnival.

On the rare occasion that I have the misfortune of discussing politics with a conservative, they always react with feigned outrage when I make a reference to conservatives being bigots. Now, I won’t argue that all self-identified conservatives subscribe to some form of bigotry, even though conservative policies have disproportionate negative affects on minorities. But the fact is, the rare level headed conservative must realize that when you claim to subscribe to a certain ideology, you are associating yourself with the leadership of that ideology and the positions of that leadership. And in the case of conservatism, the leadership of that movement is composed nearly exclusively of radical bigots.

To illustrate my point, I need only point to tonight’s GOP Presidential primary debate. Without exception, every candidate that will appear on the stage tonight has a history of extremist bigotry. Let’s take a look:



If you find these comments distasteful, maybe you should question why you subscribe to an ideology that is led by outright bigots. If you don’t maybe you should take a moment for introspection to determine whether you are actually a bigot.

Introspection is not a Repug trait. Hypocrisy is.

Barf Alert

Perry: Texans Don’t Like Me Because ‘A Prophet Is…Not Loved In Their Hometown’

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little...

Headline of the Day

Fmr. WH Spokesman: GOP Debate Was About Who 'Would Turn Back Clock The Farthest'

Could we please stop before motorcycles have inlet-over-exhaust atmospheric valves, surface carburetors, and flame tube ignition?

Or are they sore they missed the Crusades and want to take us back far enough they can have another one and really show the Mohammedans who's boss this time?

Maybe they'll be content to go back to just before the Civil War when slavery made this country great.

Remember when ...

Stolen from Pensito Review. Click to make big.


If you haven't "upgraded" to Firefox 4.0 yet, don't.

One reason is I hate having to remove this:

After inserting a link. Piece of shit. I'm gonna go back to 3.xx when I get the time.


Another "no shit" moment, but it hits home when it's quantified:

Fucking workers. Stealing caviar right out of the mouths of the children of the parasitic filthy rich. Can't something be done?

Something has been.


*Bend Over Here It Comes Again.

Are you happy to see me ...

Big "no shit" factor here, but it does explain the behavior of a lot of conservatives:


When viewing lesbian sex and straight sex, both the homophobic and the non-homophobic men showed increased penis circumference. For gay male sex, however, only the homophobic men showed heightened penis arousal.

Heterosexual men with the most anti-gay attitudes, when asked, reported not being sexually aroused by gay male sex videos. But, their penises reported otherwise.

Homophobic men were the most sexually aroused by gay male sex acts.

Just a note: I now know more about the "device" they use to measure male sexual arousal than I ever needed, or wanted, to.

Thanks to Tata for the link.

It better pass ...

This time. I might like Governor Cuomo II if he gets this through:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) sent New York's gay marriage bill to the state legislature Tuesday, effectively kicking the state's battle over marriage equality into high gear in the last week of the legislative session.

Capital Tonight reports that it will be ready for a vote in about three days.


Supposedly he has the votes. Let's hope the "World's Most Useless Deliberative Body"* doesn't fuck it up.

*The New York State Assembly and Senate.

It writes itself ...

I hope the "Frothy Mixture" stays in the race for a while. Those of us with an inner 9 year old (like me) are gonna be giggling for months over stuff like this.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hell with war crimes ...

Can we just get the Chimp and Cheney for grand theft*?

Reporting from Washington — After the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003, the George W. Bush administration flooded the conquered country with so much cash to pay for reconstruction and other projects in the first year that a new unit of measurement was born.

Pentagon officials determined that one giant C-130 Hercules cargo plane could carry $2.4 billion in shrink-wrapped bricks of $100 bills. They sent an initial full planeload of cash, followed by 20 other flights to Iraq by May 2004 in a $12-billion haul that U.S. officials believe to be the biggest international cash airlift of all time.


Useta be we airlifted necessary supplies. I guess, when dealing with the Neocons, money is the answer to everything.


For the first time, federal auditors are suggesting that some or all of the cash may have been stolen, not just mislaid in an accounting error. Stuart Bowen, special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction, an office created by Congress, said the missing $6.6 billion may be "the largest theft of funds in national history."


At the least, they're co-conspirators.



From the "we can't afford to pay for schools and firefighters file"


*Thanks to Chris for the link.

Quote of the Day

The general consensus among the three people the Rude Pundit spoke to is that last night's Republican presidential debate was a dull, boring spectacle of watching idiots suck the farts out of each other's anuses.

Wasn't the old meaning of 'snark' someone who farted in the bathtub and popped the bubbles with their tongue? The Repugs are stickin' to the old ways for sure!

Our idiot ...

No, the other one. Peter King is holding more "Scare the Seniors" hearings:

WESTBURY, N.Y. - (AP) -- Members of several New York organizations Tuesday decried the next round of hearings by Rep. Peter King on what he calls the radicalization of the Muslim-American community.

King, who heads the House Homeland Security Committee, has scheduled a Wednesday hearing in Washington focusing on radicalization in U.S. prisons. He said he plans to call several law enforcement experts to testify on recent examples of terrorist recruitment among inmates.


You'd think, if King wants to talk about radicalization in the prisons, he'd be talking about white supremacists and street gangs. But no, he's talking about Muslims of course. Looks to me like more in the Republican Party have undergone "radicalization" in the last 10 years than have American Muslims.

90 days'd be a good start


Anthony Weiner Taking Leave Of Absence To Seek Treatment

Yo, Tony, have 'em put some desensitizing creme on that thing so it'll relax and let your blood flow back to your brain. And stay in 'treatment' for a while. We got more important things to talk about out here than your dick.

What Americans Want: The People’s Budget

We're not seeing very much about the Progressive Caucus Budget. It makes more sense than the ones the media want to talk about which is probably why.

In These Times

The Congressional Progressive Caucus lays out a surprisingly popular vision of the future.

But as happens so often in the United States, the political and media establishments distort the public debate by accepting the right-wing’s framing. In this case that means the issue is simply deficits and spending cuts, not national needs and adequate revenue. In this context, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the architect of the Republican budget plan, gets taken seriously when he proposes — with echoes of Vietnam — that we destroy Medicare in order to save it.

Consequently, the public is confused. More significantly, the corporate media give progressive alternatives short shrift, even though opinion polls show the public often supports such measures.

The corporate press, acting in its own self-interest, is loathe to report this fact.

Indeed, Obama is overly conservative.

Gee, ya think?

The People’s Budget, on the other hand, reflects the historical context. It is also more in tune with the sentiments of voters than either Ryan’s or Obama’s plan. Overwhelmingly, multiple polls show that voters oppose deep cuts in or radical transformation of Medicare (78 percent opposed in a Washington Post poll). By large margins, voters support a surcharge income tax on millionaires and billionaires, which is similar to the higher rates Rep. Schakowsky proposes (81 percent in a March NBC/Wall Street Journal poll). And a majority favors military spending cuts as a first step in deficit reduction (56 percent in the Post poll).

The People’s Budget is a lot more courageous, sensible and honest than either Ryan’s plan or Obama’s. It is a program that progressives and—if ardently championed—most Americans would support as a path not only to a responsible budget but also to a more prosperous, equitable future.

The drama queen media have made this a Ryan v Obama deal as a winner-take-all steel cage death match to the exclusion of better ideas. A three-way argument would confuse them and they for damn sure think it would confuse us. They're wrong and we will suffer for it.

Headline and Video of the Day

Russ Feingold Lets Scott Walker Have It With Both Barrels

Indeed he does!

Okay ...

I ain't done working on the blog yet but it's mosta the way there (I'm only halfway through the blogroll). Thank you for your patience ... except for Nucks and Rook who hadda be wiseguys, heh ... Hopefully done by the end of the day (thankfully it's raining and I got more done than I planned).

Maybe ...

You should just shut the fuck up.

Real nice of President Obama to put in his two cents on the whole Anthony Weiner issue. For a man who can't take a stand on anything to do with policy matters, who keeps his mouth shut when Republicans drag it in the dirt, this is the issue he chooses to take a firm stand on? Sometimes I wonder about this fucking guy. If he would have been this determined during the health care debate, we might have something resembling single-payer right now. The man has no balls when it counts, but he's sure willing to kick his own when they're down. Clown.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Animal cruelty ...

Don't tease the animal like that, throw the kid in. Heh ...

Further Thoughts

The other day I posted on Rep(rehensible) Rohrabacher (Moron - CA) calling for Iraq to reimburse us for the money we spent fuckin' the joint up.

Instead of invading a nation that never did anything to us, we'da been better off to take the $Trillions$ we wasted there and burn 'em on the White House lawn. At least some homeless persons, maybe some Vets included, woulda got warm.

Oh, that's right, doing anything for the homeless is collateral damage and to be avoided at all costs if it takes money that could better be borrowed and spent on the Military Industrial Complex.

Related Headlines of the Day

After David Koch Leaves NIH Board, NIH Hands Down Long-Delayed Classification Of Top Koch Pollutant As A Carcinogen

Governance Meant to Protect You from Wealthy, Powerful Predators Has Been Perverted to Protect Wealthy, Powerful Predators from You

I hope the rich are good to eat. Perhaps with fava beans and a nice chianti. Salsa for sure. I think they - and their politicians - will be very hard to clean.

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Congressional Panel: We're Wasting Billions in War on Drugs
Money that could be better wasted elsewhere.

GOP Increasingly Amenable to “Brief Default”
Full faith and credit of the United States of America will be briefly worthless.

Unlike the GOP, which is permaworthless and worse.

Half of Americans Will Own Smartphones by End of 2011
At which point they will cease being called smartphones

92% of Americans Believe in God
94% believe in Tooth Fairy.

The Tooth Fairy doesn't start wars over which is the 'true' tooth,

Work Zone! (cont'd)

The blogroll will be growing over the next couple days, back into the vast compendium of bloggy goodness it once was. Give me until the end of the week (I got close to 400 blogs to add) before you bitch to me one blog or another ain't on it. Next week I'll ask for your recommendations for blogs to add to the list.


And just an aside: Been looking for faucets for the master bath so I can cut the holes in the vanity top and get everything together. I haven't bought a faucet in 15 years. Knocked my prick in my watchpocket when I saw what they want for "designer" faucets. Looks like they slap a "designer series" or some shit sticker on it when they wanna sell the same piece of shit for more money. Either way I look at it, they're gonna get me for the better part of $300 bucks for the faucet and matching drain that won't leak on me in 2 years.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Work Zone!

Working on stuff now, bear with me.


Looks like the view out Gordon's back door (as opposed to his aft end, heh ...). More tomorrow. Gotta sort out the blogroll and some other shit.

Unfortunately, I had to shitcan 7 years worth of comments. Sorry, but Blogger comments should be better than that Echo shit. I'll leave word verification up for a while and then I'll turn it loose. If I get too much spam, I'll turn it on again.

Update (Monday morning):

I went with this template instead because it loads a bit faster. Still working on the blogroll.

It's the PITS

My first trial of the season, the Hard Rock Trial, is coming up in a coupla weeks at the PITS property about 25 miles west of here. It's already been postponed once due to the lingering snowpack, Here's the access road as of May 21:

They cancelled a formal work party there this weekend, but there will be people there so I'm going to take my trusty Royal Enfield* and hie myself thence to see what's going on. See yas.

*From my SoCal YouTube buddy hoohoohoblin.


Checking out road conditions to the PITS property. It was impassable just a couple of weeks ago due to deep snow. Still some soft spots but OK. I thought there was a working party, but my instincts saved me again. It was yesterday.

Thanks to me.