Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Prince of Peace

Isaiah 9:2-7

The people who walk in darkness
Will see a great light;
Those who live in a dark land,
The light will shine on them.
You shall multiply the nation,
You shall increase their gladness;
They will be glad in Your presence
As with the gladness of harvest,
As men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
For You shall break the yoke of their burden and the staff on their shoulders,
The rod of their oppressor, as at the battle of Midian.
For every boot of the booted warrior in the battle tumult,
And cloak rolled in blood, will be for burning, fuel for the fire.
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called
Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God,
Eternal Father,
Prince of Peace.
There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace,
On the throne of David and over his kingdom,
To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness
From then on and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanks Giving

Psalm 107 (NASB)

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O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,
Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary
And gathered from the lands,
From the east and from the west,
From the north and from the south.


---+++---

They wandered in the wilderness in a desert region;
They did not find a way to an inhabited city.
They were hungry and thirsty;
Their soul fainted within them.

Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble;
He delivered them out of their distresses.
He led them also by a straight way,
To go to an inhabited city.

Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders to the sons of men!
For He has satisfied the thirsty soul,
And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.

-+-

There were those who dwelt in darkness and in the shadow of death,
Prisoners in misery and chains,
Because they had rebelled against the words of God
And spurned the counsel of the Most High.
Therefore He humbled their heart with labor;
They stumbled and there was none to help.

Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble;
He saved them out of their distresses.
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death
And broke their bands apart.

Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders to the sons of men!
For He has shattered gates of bronze
And cut bars of iron asunder.

-+-

Fools, because of their rebellious way,
And because of their iniquities, were afflicted.
Their soul abhorred all kinds of food,
And they drew near to the gates of death.

Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble;
He saved them out of their distresses.
He sent His word and healed them,
And delivered them from their destructions.

Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders to the sons of men!
Let them also offer sacrifices of thanksgiving,
And tell of His works with joyful singing.

-+-

Those who go down to the sea in ships,
Who do business on great waters;
They have seen the works of the LORD,
And His wonders in the deep.
For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind,
Which lifted up the waves of the sea.
They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths;
Their soul melted away in their misery.
They reeled and staggered like a drunken man,
And were at their wits' end.

Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,
And He brought them out of their distresses.
He caused the storm to be still,
So that the waves of the sea were hushed.
Then they were glad because they were quiet,
So He guided them to their desired haven.

Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders to the sons of men!
Let them extol Him also in the congregation of the people,
And praise Him at the seat of the elders.

---+++---

He changes rivers into a wilderness
And springs of water into a thirsty ground;
A fruitful land into a salt waste,
Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.

He changes a wilderness into a pool of water
And a dry land into springs of water;
And there He makes the hungry to dwell,
So that they may establish an inhabited city,
And sow fields and plant vineyards,
And gather a fruitful harvest.
Also He blesses them and they multiply greatly,
And He does not let their cattle decrease.

When they are diminished and bowed down
Through oppression, misery and sorrow,
He pours contempt upon princes
And makes them wander in a pathless waste.

But He sets the needy securely on high away from affliction,
And makes his families like a flock.
The upright see it and are glad;
But all unrighteousness shuts its mouth.

---+++---

Who is wise?
Let him give heed to these things,
And consider the lovingkindnesses of the LORD.


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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

the cognitive dissonance was deafening

at work after the election, one person told us about having voted straight-ticket democrat and being sad that none of them won.

at work tonight, the same person was railing against political machines.

i'm guessing they've never been to chicago.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

which is worse:

that certain communities have never understood civil society, or that they admire people who keep them ignorant for money and power?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

thank goodness

that you don't have to live through these mcsweeneys thanksgivings:

Butterball Helpline Helpline
Pardoned Turkeys
An Ill-Informed First Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

pun of the day

my pleas for a quieter workplace have fallen on deaf ears.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ebola panic in New York

Here are some reasons that New Yorkers are upset about Ebola reaching their city:

1) The virus is not gluten-free.
2) It is not locally-grown.
3) It leaves a large carbon footprint as it flies across the ocean.
4) Ebola won't fit in a 16oz. cup.
5) Its name mocks the name of their tri-syllabic Saint Obama (PBUH).
6) It is unsustainable.
7) Opposition to any lifeform from Africa appears racist.
8) The virus is waging a war on womyn.
9) Its symptoms include reddening.
10) It shows that there are some undocumented immigrants New Yorkers are opposed to after all.

Can you think of any others?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Move along, no bias to see here

update 1: it's october, no surprise. i just wanted to bump this to the top in time for the midterm elections.

scary, isn't it?

update 2: an additional source (some overlap this list, some are different)

---

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 *)

Friday, October 17, 2014

White Male Privilege (tm)

Matt Walsh revokes Kira's "Get Out of Thinking" card in this must-read-the-entire-article including page two.

(sadly, the people i know who need to read this won't)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

seen online

I just saw this photo of Kristen Stewart where she has an expression on her face.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

dumb clucks

lileks on chickens and their friends. it's all balanced perfectly between humor and insight, and point #1 is the most important:
Yelling at strangers that their egg-salad sandwich is the moral equivalent of supporting Third World underage sex slavery might not be as persuasive as you think. What’s more, if egg consumption is the equivalent of infanticide, people might wonder why you just sorta leaped over the whole actual infanticide part of modern society and went straight to weeping conspicuously over unborn birds.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

doubleplus or minus a few years

this, plus a bit of brave new world, explains a lot

Friday, October 03, 2014

Obama's Legacy

...summarized in visual and verbal form.

(both links via imao)

Monday, September 29, 2014

radical

this information is more relevant to the 2016 presidential campaign than any of the posturing the media-infotainment complex will bestow upon shrillary.

Friday, September 26, 2014

you got to know when to folder

"Eric Holder, the Consigliere of the Obama Crime Syndicate, has resigned his office. This crooked figure has long been the subject of multiple investigations for his criminal misconduct and for abusing his position to persecute political enemies... Goodbye to a racebaiting thug who understands nothing about the law but plenty about petty personal feuds."

read the rest


(via dustbury)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Is his last name Streisand?

"The Reddit user responsible for bringing the hacked photos into the public eye has decried an invasion of his privacy by the media."

To rephrase, John Menese, a 33-year-old onanism promoter from Nevada, is upset that his privacy has been violated because he violated the privacy of others.

(title reference)

Friday, September 05, 2014

Washington DC wants to host the 2024 Olympics

DC is a perfect host city for the games. They already have the infrastructure for gridlock, corruption, raw ambition, and hollow pageantry.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

"We will bury you"

Kruschev just forgot to mention that the USSR would do it posthumously:
"...ideological and memetic warfare has been a favored tactic for... America’s (major recent) adversaries — Nazis, Communists, and Islamists. All three put substantial effort into cultivating American proxies to influence U.S. domestic policy and foreign policy in favorable directions... like the (Nazi) “German-American Bund”... Today, the Islamists are having some success at manipulating our politics through... organizations like the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

But it was the Soviet Union, in its day, that was the master of this game. They made dezinformatsiya (disinformation) a central weapon of their war against... the U.S. They conducted memetic subversion against the U.S. on many levels at a scale that is only now becoming clear as historians burrow through their archives and ex-KGB officers sell their memoirs.

The Soviets had an entire “active measures” department devoted to churning out anti-American dezinformatsiya... (and) their memes seeped into Western popular culture and are repeated endlessly in (for example) the products of Hollywood.

Indeed, the index of Soviet success is that most of us no longer think of these memes as Communist propaganda. It takes a significant amount of digging and rethinking and remembering... to realize that there was a time... when all of these ideas would have seemed alien, absurd, and repulsive to most people — at best, the beliefs of a nutty left-wing fringe, and at worst instruments of deliberate subversion intended to destroy the American way of life.

Koch shows us that the worst-case scenario was, as it turns out now, the correct one; these ideas (were) deliberately designed to destroy the American way of life. Another index of their success is that most members of the bicoastal elite can no longer speak of “the American way of life” without deprecation (or) irony... In this and other ways, the corrosive effects of Stalin’s meme war have come to utterly pervade our culture.

The most paranoid and xenophobic conservatives of the Cold War were... the closest to the truth in estimating the magnitude and subtlety of Soviet subversion. (Though anticommunists) dismissed half of the Right’s complaint as crude blather. We were wrong; the Rosenbergs and Alger Hiss really were guilty, the Hollywood Ten really were Stalinist tools, and all of Joseph McCarthy’s rants about “Communists in the State Department” were essentially true. The Venona transcripts and other new material leave no room for reasonable doubt on this score.

While the espionage apparatus of the Soviet Union didn’t outlast it, their memetic weapons did. These memes are now coming near to crippling our culture’s response to Islamic terrorism."
read it all

update: then read this somewhat-related piece

Saturday, August 30, 2014

that news conference

i saw that obama was talking on tv the other day. the room was noisy so i couldn't quite hear, but i'm guessing he didn't say "i've signed legislation declaring isis illegal and we begin bombing in five minutes".

Saturday, August 16, 2014

random pun of the day

i'd like to start a band that plays muzak versions of mariachi songs and call it...

Saturday, August 09, 2014

iowahawk

via twitter:

Curious; what was the Congressional vote tally on this Iraq invasion?

If ISIS captures the Yazidis, I hope they won't waterboard them or put underpants on their heads and stuff. That would be wrong.

I wonder if Thomas Jefferson and George Carlin ever argue about who gets fake-quoted the most.

Israel builds bomb shelters for its kids; Hamas uses kids as bomb shelters.


he also links to the sadly-necessary israelhasbeenrocketfreefor.com

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Sunday, August 03, 2014

missing inaction

both harvey and i were gone last week, but his (niece's) excuse is funnier than mine

Saturday, July 05, 2014

The Gratingest Show On Earth!



"There's a Democrat born every minute."

Friday, July 04, 2014

Declaration of Independence

Were that founding document to be rewritten for modern audiences, it might be titled
"Use this ONE WEIRD TRICK to eliminate tyranny!"

Thursday, July 03, 2014

YOLO!

today i figured out what it really means:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

quotes of the day

Lileks at StartRibune:
...the original story seemed “fishy” in the sense that a trawler coming back to the docks after a week of dragging the ocean with enormous nets is “fishy.”
...when you enter the parallel world of Twitter, where people who cannot spell and have the sense of history that makes a fish’s experience look like the recollections of Methuselah, you know that it’s not an inherently wise medium.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

seen online

there are two types of countries in the world:
1) ones that use the metric system.
2) ones that have been to the moon.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

this is a song of hope... eventually

 "If you have a feeling that the seventies have rumbled up from their grave and are walking forward like zombies in an apocalyptic movie you might just be right."

read it all

Friday, June 13, 2014

soundtrack for the upcoming star wars movie

newsflash: an unnamed disney source has leaked this clip of the soundtrack for the upcoming star wars movie!


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

overheard recently

"i refuse to live in a world where a chicken cannot cross the road without its motives being called into question"

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

M$

"Seldom have both Microsoft's lack of innovation and their kludgy, ad-hoc approach to software design been explained so concisely."

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Friday, May 09, 2014

Rules for feminists

Collected and adapted from the article and comments here:
  • We are just as strong as men, yet we need men to escort us or avoid us when we’re alone because all men are potential rapists.
  • Since we are just as smart as men, we need affirmative action programs in order to show it.
  • We are just as capable as men, yet we need feminist men to defend us and speak on our behalves.
  • We stand in solidarity with all women, yet we’re willing to defame and destroy those women who are successful without us or who dare to disagree with us. (In fact, when possible, we prefer getting the feminist men to do it.)
  • Since we have the same interests as men, we're not interested in typically male pastimes - it’s the men’s fault for being such misogynists.
  • We are just as powerful as men, yet we are perpetual victims. If a woman is not aware of her perpetual victimhood, we will shame her into admitting it, since ours is the only way to think.
  • We decry sexism, but value paternalism.
  • We advocate for equality and social justice, as long as everyone realizes that we are more important than anyone else.
  • We are fully-actualized, independent human beings who refuse to take responsibility for our own actions.
  • We believe all women should be able to choose for themselves what they wish to do in life, unless they choose something considered "woman's work".
  • Gender stereotypes are false, but all men are filthy rapey beasts to be shunned.
  • We will fight for gay rights, while using homosexual slurs in arguments against men.
  • We complain about lack of women in male-dominated fields, but are hypersensitive and intolerant of "male culture".
  • Because we are strong, we require movies and books to provide us with strong female characters.
  • We can engage in joking about sex or touching a man, then cry harassment when a man does the same.
  • We want freedom and happiness, but instill fear and anxiety on people (such as "rape culture").
  • We vouch for diversity, but treat non-white and foreign women with arrogance, "educating" them and deciding for them what they should want.
  • We want men to offer us career opportunities and promotions, recognize our potential and achievements, without approaching us, talking to us, hiring us, including us into their circles - because we might accuse them of harassment for any excuse.
  • We are diverse women of many rich diverse backgrounds who all must unflinchingly favor Democratic policies.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Brewdog Dead Pony Club Pale Ale

no matter that i 1) will never use their product, and 2) dislike their marketing,

THIS

is the proper response to the soft tyranny of quangos of all kinds, up to and including the e.u.

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

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

Friday, January 03, 2014

.- / .. ... / .-

brian gaar via imao:
"Sir, we need you to leave the drum circle. Because you've been drumming "READ AYN RAND" in Morse code for the last hour, that's why."

Thursday, January 02, 2014

mystery meet

"Maybe some day an honest journalist or writer will give us the complete story about Barack Hussein Obama and his (charitably) improbable rise to political power — but he or she will have to weather not only all the roadblocks the Obama team has thrown up to those pursuing the president’s full background... but also the ire of the Axelrod generation of journalists who... aren’t about to stand by quietly while any debunking... takes place."

read it all