Birthday party for three -year old girl turns badass. Superbadass (as in Superbadass with sugar on it). It’s 1AM… Melee…40, 50, 60, 70, (do I hear 75–going once, going twice, gone)… wild…beyond wild…crazy….beyond crazy…broken glass…beer…blood… 15 hit the ground involuntarily…sirens…witnesses: “unbelievable scene” (and that’s a direct quote from a brawler)…head injuries, chest injuries, eye injuries, stabbings, more head injuries, possible brain injuries…call for Spanish-speaking kopper… Holy birthday parties, Batman. Here.
Archive for September, 2010
Gomer takes on a dreaded Homeland Security officer–and wins!
If you’ve lost interest in or got bored with the Tea Party, don’t forget, there is the Coffee Party. Here (Big Government).
I’ve read ol’ crooner Bing of yesteryear may have been a cold sonuvabitch and rotten to his wife and kids and had really dark moods but, hell, the guy loved baseball –the world’s only legitimate sport – so in my book that makes him better than any soccer-loving crooner: “How a near pristine black-and-white reel of the entire television broadcast of the deciding game of the 1960 World Series — long believed to be lost forever — came to rest in the dry and cool wine cellar of Bing Crosby’s home near San Francisco is not a mystery to those who knew him…” Here (NY Times)
Related: The Times has a pretty good baseball blog, called Bats. To wit: “At one of the seats in the first row of the press box at Camden Yards in Baltimore, a printout of a bull’s-eye is taped on the tabletop. This, in hindsight, should have been a warning [to his laptop, i.e.]. Here.
Tags: Free speech, Justice Breyer
“…Breyer essentially said that since the internet makes it possible for news to travel instantly across the planet, the world is made much more dangerous by people simply express themselves in ways to which others may react violently. Therefore, courts should reinterpret America’s core values in light of the ‘global’ community. Breyer seems to argue for courts to redefine free speech by taking into account whom the courts think may be offended by the speech…” Here (Clear Thinking).
“I look around me and I see an Empire in Decline. The US economy is clearly in a depression… not a recession, not a recovery, but a DEPRESSION of a moral, social, and financial nature. More than 40 million Americans (12%) are on Food stamps. Nearly one in five of us are unemployed of underemployed. Folks go to Wal-Mart at 11PM waiting for their government checks to clear at midnight so they can buy baby formula, milk and other necessities…” Here (Phoenix Capital Research, via Prison Planet)
Related: The jobless rate up again
Related: Joblessness gets worse in 27 states
“Sonia Nassery Cole knew that shooting a movie on location in Afghanistan could get her killed. The most vivid reminder came a few weeks before filming, she said, when militants located her leading actress and cut off both of her feet…” Here (The NY Times).
”Crucially, the two steering systems were the complete opposite of one another. So a command to turn ‘hard a-starboard’ meant turn the wheel right under one system and left under the other…” Here (Daily Mail)
Why is this? Women’s studies professors refuse to publicly condemn honor killings…professors refuse to speak out against the treatment of homosexuals in Muslim countries…It must be, as Prof. Fred Gottheil of the University of Illinois has amply demonstrated, “an ideologically discriminatory trap of their own making,..” Read story here (The Washington Examiner).
Related: Silenced victims.
Related: Female troubles on the West Bank.
Related: Double standards.
Related: Past post: Double down now.
With legs like that this girl should run for political office (hopefully she’s less rigidly conservative than her mom).
Now if I were Ruler of the Galaxy (which I’m not) I would tear down all churches, synagogues, mosques, Hindu temples, and even the Kool Aid stand of the Peoples’ Temple. Nevertheless, the following news video describes the bizarre imbalance of federal religious policy.
The federal government should have no religious policy, and it certainly should have no policy favoring one religion over another.
Tags: Advertising, KFC, National Organization of Women, NOW
The National Organization of Women (NOW) may not care much about the oppression of women in countries like Saudi Arabia or Iran but they will not tolerate KFC Double Down sandwich advertisements on women’s hinies. Here.
”Do you question authority? Fail to accept conventional wisdom? Lose your temper when you hear a politician make a promise that you know he or she can’t keep?” Well pal, and here’s the kicker. then you may be outta your friggin’ mind. That’s not my opinion but the the opinion contained in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. That surely includes oppositional defiant disorder: Well here’s an example straight from the horse’s mouth:“an ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior toward authority figures.” There are other disorders too (evidently it’s a long list)… ‘antisocial behavior, arrogance, cynicism [I knew I was a goner] and narcissism.’ Read this article here (Mark Nestmann’s Preserving Your Privacy and Wealth).
The question is, how did women know how to breastfeed before Youtube was invented? And I must say I take umbrage at the writer who dismisses breastfeeding advocates as “nipple nazis“.
Related: The satirical side of breastfeeding.
Related: Breastfeeder asked to face the wall.
Tags: Illegal aliens, Mexico
This is truly funny. Mexico, sick and tired of illegal immigrants pouring through its southern border, is now building a big bad fence. By the way, the main stream media elite have buried this story (but it’s still out there: thank Zeus we’re living in the digital age of info). Here.
Tags: Banana Republic
Yes as the Grand Banana Republic loses its investment status to Brazil and China, as the jobless clamor for food (and as Colin Powell boastfully responds by hiring illegal aliens to work on his house), as our corporate banks snort money like cocaine, as massive immigration fuels calls to abandon free speech (as we know it), as our radical Muslims sit in mosques masturbating over our mass destruction, as our big fat surly burly koppers become increasingly hooked on tasers and deadly force for the hell of it, as our wars stretch to seven eight nine years, as our infrastructure deteriorates , as our politicians ask openly now for lobby money (aka bribes)…well, ninnies, there is only one place for the GBR to go–farther down the food chain.
This is being proposed in the UK; I wonder when it’s going to come around to the US? “The UK’s tax collection agency is putting forth a proposal that all employers send employee paychecks to the government, after which the government would deduct what it deems as the appropriate tax and pay the employees by bank transfer…” Here.
Is the Grand Banana Republic’s debt, not 14 trillion, but something like 200 trillion? Here
Tags: Enviornmentalism, Fascism
Finnish environmentalist philosopher Pentti Linkolahas (his website) calls for “fascism as a necessary step to save the planet from ecological destruction, demanding that climate change deniers be ‘re-educated’ in eco-gulags and that the vast majority of humans be killed with the rest enslaved and controlled by a green police state, with people forcibly sterilized, cars confiscated and travel restricted to members of the elite.” Here (Prison Planet).
Linkolahas on democracy, obviously a view that’s becoming mainstream: “Any dictatorship would be better than modern democracy. There cannot be so incompetent dictator, that he would show more stupidity than a majority of the people. Best dictatorship would be one where lots of heads would roll and government would prevent any economical growth.”
Tags: Bruce Bawer, Camille Paglia
Excellent article by Bruce Bawer (of While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within) about the intellectual and moral demise of feminist Camille Paglia. Here’s the crux: Paglia, once the epitome of intellectual irreverence (otherwise known as political incorrectness) has devolved, ignoring the most dangerously encroaching oppression of women, Islamic gender apartheid, while intently carping on silly Lady Gaga and the death of sex (I’m just wondering when Camille Paglia will aim her sizable payload of intellect at Jersey Shore’s Snooki.) Here (at Pajamas Media).
Related: The contradictory world of leftist feminism: “Leftist feminists” ignore oppressive world of Islamic women. Here (News Reel). Also related: Thousands of women killed in “family honor” attacks. Here.
Tags: China, Mao Tse Tung
For the category of worst mass killer in history the winner is…Mr Mao Tse Tung (aka, the Chairman), a man greatly admired by such prestigious media organs as The New York Times and The Washington Post. Our thanks to historian Frank Dikötter, a professor at Hong Kong University, who has specialized in the four year period between 1958 and ’62, who has put the figure at a staggering 45 million. Not only did Mao know how to create a really good famine to kill off the nasty peasants, he was also a great torturer and executioner. Here.
I love this where the writer, probably feeling that tapping of political PC conformity on his mental shoulder (in this case however nothing severe), amends an alteration (second sentence) to what would normally stand alone (first sentence): “Drawing, for many people, is that phantom skill they remember having in elementary school, when they drew with great relish and abandon. Crayon and colored pencil drawings of fancy princesses poured out onto the sketchbooks of the girls, while planes and ships, usually aflame, battled it out in the boys’ drawings. Occasionally boys drew princesses and girls drew gunboats…). Funny–he had to get that in. Altogether a nice article on the pleasantries of drawing. Here (The NY Times)
Thomas Pynchon, in The Crying of Lot 49, describes a suburb as something that is “less an identifiable city than a grouping of concepts — census tracts, special purpose bond-issue districts, shopping nuclei, all overlaid with access roads to its own freeway.” Read about the visual realities–sort of like crop circle designs depicting a “hieroglyphic sense of concealed meaning”–via a camera and helicopter, of the novelist’s description here (NY Times).
The short of it is this, I dread going to sleep anymore: I’ve just woken from another dream about how someday everything will be illegal–even dreaming (how’s that for scary?).
Cops appear to be hiding something incriminating. According to accounts they have refused to release the original 911 call; also, they have confiscated CCTV footage depicting what happened. From Erik Scott’s family’s Memorial blog: Erik turned to find three officers facing him, guns drawn, and all three shouting different commands: “Get on the ground!” “Drop your weapon!” “Keep your hands up!” Erik held his hands up, spoke calmly, told them he DID have a concealed firearm and a legal CCW and was an ex-Army officer. His girlfriend was screaming about Erik being a West Point grad, former Army officer, etc. Erik leaned to his left, hands still up, to expose the pistol, and repeated, “I am disarming; I am disarming…” Witnesses say he started to lower his right hand, palm OUT, perhaps intending to remove holster and gun together — but never got the hand below his shoulder, when one of the cops (believed to be William Mosher, who had committed a fatal shooting in 2006) shot Erik in the chest with a .45-caliber semi-automatic weapon. Erik dropped to his knees, clearly in shock, his face a picture of disbelief. He was shot a second time and collapsed. The rest is ugly. The three officers unloaded again, firing a total of seven hollow-point rounds. At least four, possibly five, hit Erik in the back, after he was on the ground and dying…
[Note: There's also an account of this here (Pajamas Media).]
Tags: Liberalism, The Left
There has always been an alliance between leftist journalists /professors and totalitarians (yes, the Right has had its own fascist alliances), e.g., from the Labor Government of Britian (the basis of Orwell’s novel 1984), the New York Times’ correspondent Harrison Salisbury’s love affair with Stalin, Wilfred Burchett’s fawning “journalistic coverage” of the Viet Cong, Edgar Snow’s sympathetic account of Mao Tse Tung’s revolution, the general kid gloves treatment of eco terrorists, etc., and most recently ongoing support for the brutal totalitarianism of political Islam–even at the expense of gays’ and womens’s rights which at one time had been two of the most important and just crusades of Left. Here.
Please help, this kid monk is being held by strange global warming weapon wielded by Al Gore (along with the promise of cupcakes) and forced to recite ominous and scary man-made GW message:
Don’t worry, little monk kid, help is on the way!
Tags: Fast food
Ah, the Mickey D burger: you may be able to eat it but you can’t kill it (on the other hand, maybe it’s already dead). The happy meals project.
Related: The damn thing won’t break down.
Related: Ah, but science purports to explain that, like any other fast over-processed food, a Happy Meal manages to stay unspoiled “because it is fatty, salty and practically empty of nutrients.” Here.
Related: A twelve-year old Fast food hamburger that still looks edible? Huh? Here.
McDonald’s cheeseburger in stomach acid simulation.
American cartoonist of Everybody draw Mohammad day now in hiding after fatwa issued against her by none other than the notorious Black Bart (Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki): the Grand Banana Republic’s office doodlers, i.e., the FBI, recommended she change her complete identity (name, address, everything), which evidently she has done. The apology the former MS Molly Norris offered for exercising her free speech right to her fatwaer had no effect: “I apologize to people of Muslim faith and ask that this ‘day’ be called off” . Here.
I must decide : should I continue to use Americaca to best describe what this country is and has been for some time, or to use that alternate name I’ve been playing with, Grand Banana Republic (or just Banana Republic), or, taking a cue from Dickens, Bleak House…? OK we have a winner, from now on I’ll use Grand Banana Republic. It has a certain ring to it that says so much. I can hear the applause.
There were those who thought about the bomb, including Albert Einstein, those who managed the Manhattan Project, people like Robert Oppenheimer, those who actually built the bomb, too numerous to list, and then there were those who filmed the big bangs: the atomic cameramen. There aren’t many left. Read story here (NY Times). By the way, don’t forget to check out this bestseller: How to photograph an atomic bomb (also get an atomic cameraman T-shirt). Where to buy: At the Atomic Store (where else).
“…[Pastor] Jones is going about this all wrong. If he really wants to burn the Islamic holy book, I know a way that he could do it while at the same time have every left wing pundit and mainstream news outlet not decry his act but rather defend and even celebrate it. He should burn it on the steps of the Museum Of Modern Art … instead of calling it a protest,… he should just call his Quran torching ‘art.’ In the interest of consistency, artistic integrity and fairness, maybe he can even do it in the building, right on the same spot where in 1989 the infamous “Piss Christ” photo was proudly exhibited…” Read article here (Big Peace).
Note: It should be pointed out that during the “Piss Christ” exhibit, aside from some incensed complaints, Christians did not run wild in the streets rioting, raping, and murdering non-Christians.
Tags: Banana Republic, China, Trade war
So Americaca is threatening a trade war. Well, we’ll see about that. “Ding Yifan, a policy guru at the Development Research Centre, said China could respond by selling holdings of US debt, estimated at over $1.5 trillion… This would trigger a rise in US interest rates. His comments … follow a string of remarks by Chinese officials questioning US credit-worthiness and the reliability of the dollar…” Here (London Telegraph).
Tags: Dennis Miller
I don’t agree with every position of comedian Bill Maher but his anti religious stand is of true lordly righteousness (amen). Here he was on the Tonight show recently and when asked about the ground zero mosque told Jay Leno he’s against the Ground Zero Mosque because he’s “against a mosque anywhere. I’m against a church anywhere, or a Hindu temple or a synagogue…”
“ “Yeah? I wanna go to talk to this fuckin’ guy.’” I grabbed a pen and … notebook and jumped out of the Jeep. As I closed the 30 meters between us, I caught the rancher’s attention. He stiffened back on his horse, pulled his hat off his head, closed it to his heart…That arm suddenly appeared to be ordering me out as I closed the last few steps and he first spoke to me, ‘I’m sorry, but I have to ask you to leave, because they’re watching us right now, and they will kill me…’ ” Read full account here (Big Peace)
17-year old Brit teen banned from coming to the U.S. for life for sending Barack Obama an abusive email, calling the President a p***k…” No, that’s not smart to write that–but banned for life? By the way, I have no idea what that letter formation on either end of the asterisks actually spells but I’m assuming it’s not nice (wait a minute I think I figured it out). But banned for life? I thought you had to be an Emperor to do that sort of think, but maybe that’s what they mean by the Imperial Presidency.
Tags: Chiller Theatre, Shows
Well, it’s a few weeks away from my yearly trek to Chiller Theatre here in New Jersey (though they do more than one show a year I usually only go to the Halloween one) so who’s gonna be there? Well I know Keven McCarthy (RIP) won’t be showing up anymore; so who’s left? Well we do have the Italian Invasion of horror stars, and lets see we have LeVar Burton from Star Trek: TNG. We have–what the hell?–the cast of I Dream of Jeanie and Dallas? What, will they be coming in aluminum walkers with nurses holding IV bottles? Ernie Hudson from Ghostbusters…Bill Moseley from the Devil’s Rejects (so where’s Sid Haig?)…Sara Karloff (only claim to fame is she’s the daughter of Boris; I have a great picture of her with my sister’s husband who’s a huge fan of Boris Karloff and old horror movies). We have Linda Blair from the Exorcist (OK I guess). Lesley Ann Warren from Desperate Housewives (yeah, right, I’ll be sure to plunk down twenty bucks U.S currency for her autograph). Oh my god we have Ian Ziereng from that show 90210–are you kidding me, Ian Ziereng? 90210? Are you serious? Chiller couldn’t at least dig up somebody else, like last year’s tottering Chekhov from Star Trek at least or someone? Jesuschrist, Ian Ziiereng? Well, moving on, we have Meadowlark Lemon from the Globetrotters (OK). Debbie Reynolds? Is she gonna actually be there or do we have to board a bus to the Home for Old and Befuddled Actresses (hey but I did see a picture with her once on Turner Classics which I liked)? Seka, the adult porn legend? Who? I don’t know, I gotta go to this event, not for the has-beens and never-will-bes that sit there like cobwebbed royalty but for the dealers’ rooms. These rooms are chock full of everything you can imagine, from comics and books and magazines to T-shirts to bizarre Japanese movies to models to photos and posters to–well, everything. Best of all there’s a mass of weirdly dressed people busily lurking about.
Here is a past post on Chiller.
Tags: Camille Paglia, Lady Gaga
Furthermore, writes Camille Paglia Lady Gaga isn’t sexy at all, why she’s just a “laminated piece of ersatz rococo furniture”. Of course, before she turned Gaga, she was sexy enough (and glowingly fresh-faced). Just clutch your image search engine into first gear and take a gander at her preGaga photos (she even had some decent weight on her).
Related: Now here are some really sexy women (but I don’t know if any of them sing and dance).
Tags: Immigration, Islam
“Liberal political theory has virtually ignored the philosophical, legal and ethical questions posed by the threatening demographics of Europe. Is not western society, imperfect as it may be but immensely more liberal than the domains of Islam, obliged to defend its own…and their future…” From a New Republic blog, the Spine, in which the author, yes a liberal, chastises the naiveté of the New York Times , all of which causes lovey-dovey Op Edder (Nicholas Kristof, not a bad guy really) of the said Times to castigate said NR guy for exiting the carefully guarded portal emanating from the politically correct “All the news that’s fit to print” plasma-sphere of Liberalism that has been so lovingly defined and feathered along the periphery for so many years now.
My god man, even the Intensely Guilt-ridden self-flagellating Germans have had enough. Here (from the NY Times, so of course you have to read between the lines). And here, from the horse’s mouth, is the Liberal Spiegel Online International article on this very subject (you sort of have to read between the line too to see the ultimate implication).
Other side of the trench: Ostensibly, because of the threatened Koran burning, Islamist organizations in America are now calling for free speech to be modified to inculcate respect for their Koran–in other words, they want Islamic law (otherwise known as sharia law) to trump the First Amendment. Read about it here (Atlas Shrugs; also see this post at Big Peace). Don’t scoff; Ireland has adopted just such an “anti-blasphemy” law–Google, Bing, or Yahoo it.
Lie back and relax, ninnies, with the first color film; after all, there are at least a few weeks left till the economic apocalypse ( I forget, considereing the gravity implied by such a word, should I capitalize apocalypse?)
Tags: Gay, Saudi Arabia
In other words, “Gay people should be thrown head first off high buildings and if not killed on hitting the ground, they should be then stoned to death.” – Minhaj al-Muslim (The Way of the Muslim). Well, with tolerance like this no wonder a Saudi diplomat now fears for his life for not only being gay but for being friendly with a Jewish woman (talk about a double whammy). Here.
Related: More Islamic tolerance. See article, “The Hunted” from NY Magazine, about the hell faced by gays in Iraq under Islamic sharia law.
Related: Another view, from the blog Bare Naked Islam (caution).
Related: New Yorker magazine seems to blames free speech bloggers and article writers for the manic–no, downright insane, bizarre, grotesque–display of Islamic protest. Well, somebody’s responsible. Here.