Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hollywood: a class act

(massive profanity warning)

Every time they say "think of the children", hear this.
Every time the kids watch cartoons, hear this.
Every time they play a "classic episode" from the good old days, hear this.
Every time they say "fair and balanced", hear this.
Every time they advertise "fun for the whole family", hear this.


p.s. Every time you see anyone flashing gang signs, hear this.

(Thank April Winchell for the collection of really horrid recordings)

Friday, April 11, 2014

i'm still here

, just don't have much to post about. be back eventually...

Sunday, March 23, 2014

having problems with suntrust bank?

and/or robocalls from 800-828-7959?

you're
not
the
only
one.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

r-s-p-e-c-t

(i woulda posted sooner but i was out of town)

What does the Fox say?
Aretha Franklin may spell out the word “Respect” several times throughout her synonymous song, but that doesn’t mean Harvard-educated President Obama knows how to spell it.

During a speech at the White House’s Women of Soul concert series, Obama missed a letter when spelling the word out loud, Entertainment Weekly notes.

Obama said: “When Aretha [Franklin] first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her, she had no idea it would become a rallying cry for African Americans, and women, and then everyone who felt marginalized because of what they looked like or who they loved. They wanted some respect.”
In a subsequent White House press release, President Obama blamed the gaffe on Dan Quayle for stealing that "e" to spell "potatoe".

Saturday, March 01, 2014

the right to privacy

All of these spying scandals could be cleared up quickly if it was pointed out how they all violated Roe v Wade.

...or maybe NSA's nosiness can get Roe v Wade overturned. Either way it's a win.

update: welcome imao readers, particularly oppo who commented there:
The NSA’s spying has only two outcomes: Woe vs. Raid.

Friday, February 28, 2014

maybe there is something to this

i think that most of the food scares in the past 30 years (at least) have been blown waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of proportion, including the beef hormone issue.

but the other night i saw a ten-year-old girl with a mustache and unibrow...

and frida kahlo didn't have any kids...

Friday, February 21, 2014

star trek vs dune

no, not that "dune"

(from a comment at lileks' bleat)

nasa produced some neat images of sand dunes on mars, which were popularized and satirized on gizmodo.

then, lileks' commenter belaglik boldly went where no photoshopper had gone before!

:)


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

reruns

valentine's
day
ideas,
again

update 1: the local malcontent commented that he thinks i'm "better than that", which is nice to hear. though i may be completely misunderstanding that thought (l.m. correct me if i am and i'll re-update), but i don't know that there's any basis for it in reality.

this year will be the 26th anniversary of the only valentine's day i ever had an actual valentine. and while i think i rank slightly above average on the romantic ideal spectrum, i barely had the social tools necessary to participate in that one, and it's been downhill on that front ever since.

so, i will give my kudos to all good romantic celebrations this week - from the sideline, as usual.

update 2: this potato seems to agree with that previous post :)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

it was the best of reviews, it was the worst of reviews

nro via dustbury:
The annual State of the Union pageant is a hideous, dispiriting, ugly, monotonous, un-American, un-republican, anti-democratic, dreary, backward, monarchical, retch-inducing, depressing, shameful, crypto-imperial display of official self-aggrandizement and piteous toadying, a black Mass during which every unholy order of teacup totalitarian and cringing courtier gathers under the towering dome of a faux-Roman temple to listen to a speech with no content given by a man with no content, to rise and to be seated as is called for by the order of worship — it is a wonder they have not started genuflecting — with one wretched representative of their number squirreled away in some well-upholstered Washington hidey-hole in order to preserve the illusion that those gathered constitute a special class of humanity without whom we could not live.

It’s the most nauseating display in American public life — and I write that as someone who has just returned from a pornographers’ convention.
and it just gets better/worse from there - read it all

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Move along, no bias to see here

Irritable Pundit via IMAO:
So, in just one day we had approximately 17 times as much coverage of a political traffic jam in New Jersey, as we did of Obama's use of the IRS as a political weapon for six long months. No, seriously.
see also...

Well, i was going to just note a few of the under-reported missteps, misdeeds, misdemeanors, felonies, and treasons that obama has inflicted on America, then i found some much-more-thorough sources (primarily InvestmentWatch). Brace yourself:

  • "Green" payments and bankruptcies of Solyndra, NextEra, Ener1, Solar Trust and many others
  • Refusal to enforce federal immigration laws
  • AP Spying
  • Rosengate
  • Jeremiah Wright
  • Sequestration
  • Eric Holder Serial Perjury
  • The ATF “Fast and Furious”
  • Sebelius ObamaCare Bribery
  • Sponsored performances by radical rappers like Michael Franti and Common, both of whose lyrics are anti-police, anti-white, and anti-America
  • The Pigford scandal
  • Blocking WW2 veterans from their memorial while having fundraisers on other government facilities.
  • GSA gone wild
  • Veterans Affairs in Disney World
  • Hosted at the White House many Islamist members of groups associated with Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, etc
  • Sebelius violates the Hatch Act
  • AKA Lisa Jackson
  • Failure to prosecute The New Black Panthers
  • Violation of War Powers Act in Libya
  • Obama’s Solicitor General (and now Supreme Court Justice) Elena Kagan prevented the families of 9/11 victims from appealing their lawsuits against the Saudi royal family for financing the 9/11 attacks
  • Biden press bullying
  • Intentionally misquotes the Declaration of Independence
  • Intentionally blundered oath of office to avoid swearing on the Bible
  • Paid David Axelrod, AKPD Message and Media, to promote passage of Obamacare
  • Lied about his close associations with former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers
  • Labeled Nidal Malik Hasan's terrorist shooting as “workplace violence”
  • The 2009 National Christmas Tree in the White House was decorated with ornaments depicting Chairman Mao, a drag queen, and a picture of Mount Rushmore with Obama’s head next to George Washington’s.
  • Air Force One Manhattan flyover
  • False “recess appointments” to avoid Senate approval
  • Obama’s own author bio in his literary agent’s catalog and on their Web site stated for 17 consecutive years that he was born in Kenya; this claim remained intact despite other portions of the bio being altered and updated repeatedly. It was only in 2007 after he decided to run for the presidency that the “born in Kenya” claim was taken down.
  • Compelled Catholic and other religious organizations to provide health plans with free contraception
  • Ignored Simpson-Bowles commission recommendations
  • Joe Sestak forced to drop out
  • Efforts to bankrupt the coal industry
  • Selective Law Enforcement
  • Sided with Argentina in its new claim on the Falklands
  • Repeatedly broke “No family making less than $250,000 will see any form of tax increase” campaign promise
  • America’s credit rating was downgraded
  • $800 billion in stimulus cash for “shovel-ready” jobs that didn’t exist
  • Defied “WARN Act” and told defense contractors to delay layoff notices until after 2012 election
  • Illegally ending the welfare-to-work requirements
  • Big-Brother-style “Attack Watch”, “Flag@Whitehouse.gov”, and “Truth Team”
  • Insulting ally Israel: 1967 border demand, Benjamin Netanyahu feud, bowing to Arab tyrants
  • Appointed his own underage daughters as “senior staff members” so that their vacation to Africa would be paid for with taxpayer money
  • "Choom Gang"
  • Sided with Hugo Chavez and the Castro regime regarding the Honduran Constitutional Crisis of 2009
  • Promoted Cap and Trade energy tax
  • Exposing Navy SEALs to retaliation
  • Sharyl Attkisson’s computer hacking
  • Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher defamation
  • “The future must not belong to those who slander The Prophet of Islam”
  • “you didn’t build that”
  • Canceled plans to complete a missile defense shield in Poland
  • Established list of people (including Americans) Obama claims the right to kill on sight, and then bragged about it
  • Hired tax cheat Timothy Geithner to be Secretary of the Treasury
  • Appointed Maoist Anita Dunn to be White House Communications Director
  • Appointed Communist Van Jones, who supported a “9/11 Truth” petition, to be “Green Jobs Czar.”
  • Appointed John Holdren, forced mass sterilzation advocate, to be Science Czar.
  • Appointed Steven Chu, who openly advocates artificial energy price increases, to be Secretary of Energy.
  • Appointed Kevin Jennings, who promoted X-rated “sex-positive” textbooks for 13-year-olds, instructed teenagers at a conference how to perform “fisting”, refused to report instances of statutory rape, and expressed admiration for a member of NAMBLA, to be America’s “Safe School’s Czar.”
  • Cash for Clunkers
  • Blocked continued construction of the Keystone Pipeline, which intentionally reduced energy resources for the US and forced Canada to sell more of its oil to China
  • Promised Putin to cave in to Russian demands
  • Obama praised anti-Western anti-Israel academic Edward Said
  • Numerous visits from Union boss and far-left activist Andy Stern
  • National Debt Ceiling flip-flop, then doubling the National Debt
  • GM & Chrysler buyout, a.k.a. Union payola
  • Implicit approval of anti-Romney campaign ads which threatened violence against Republicans
  • Appointing numerous unconstitutional and unaccountable "czars"
  • Aided and abetted the “Arab Spring” which replaced existing secular governments with hardline Islamists
  • Refused to aid secular Iranian uprising
  • Shut down oil drilling in the US, then lent $2 billion to support Brazil's government-controlled oil drilling effort
  • Interfering with voter fraud prosecutions
  • Nakoula Basseley Nakoula arrest
  • Ordered NASA to prioritize “Muslim outreach.”
  • Obamacare waivers to political friends
  • Inspector General Gerald Walpin retaliatory firing
  • Alejandro Mayorkas Influence Peddling
  • Increased food stamp dependency to 15% of the nation’s population
  • Obama campaign disabled the credit card verification system for Web site donations
  • "57 states" *
  • "marine corpse" *
and of course Benghazi, which includes:
  • The failure of administration to protect the Benghazi mission.
  • Talking points changed to falsely blame an anti-Muslim video
  • The refusal of the White House to say what President Obama did the night of the attack
  • Relied on an Islamic fundamentalist militia group called “The Martyrs of the February the 17th Revolution Brigade” to provide security at the American mission in Benghazi
(sorry for the inconsistent tenses, capitalization, punctuation, etc. i might try to find links for each story later - if i have a spare week. the wikipedia category is a start)

update: welcome imao readers, and thanks to the anonymous commenter for two additions (marked *)

Thursday, January 09, 2014

indirector's cut

imagine if you will...

while filming the the party scene in the movie "say anything", where lili taylor's character sings "that'll never be me", cameron crowe had decided to change that song to sound more like siouxsie and the banshees.

got it?

i imagine it would have sounded something like this ;)

winter, again

both via dustbury, this classic rant has a new (and milder) companion this year.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014