Sunday, July 31, 2011

We Do

Coming to a plutocracy near you—a working class love song.

Also...Eric Burdon was a badass.

Sunday Soundtrack

Friday, July 29, 2011

Always Butt-Hurt(ing)

Sorry about the stupid ad.

Friday Soundtrack


Finally, a movie goes there.

I'm reminded of the unease I felt after debating a right wing christianist who came to my high school to convince a bunch of teenagers that Roe v. Wade was evil.

I was disappointed that my teacher invited this woman into a public school to proselytize for jesus and against women's rights. But I was really unsettled by the anger this whack job expressed to me and others for questioning her positions and beliefs.

That was 1972.

Michael Parks is fantastic (and creepy).

A Beacon of Freedom

Word has it that Boehner retired to redraft the bill and win some teatard votes. The worst bill in American history amended by a sleep-deprived guy under tremendous stress, to please the stupidest group of legislators in American history. What could possibly go wrong?
From here.

This is all so depressing.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

P i L

No Birds (Do Sing)




A brilliant fucking record.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Republicans Are Fiscally Conservative*

NYT July 24, 2011

*and enormous liars.


If the Democrats agree to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid to resolve the fake, fabricated, abstract debt ceiling issue, they will be pilloried by the cynical, ratfucking right and abandoned by the frustrated, disillusioned left.

W I N N I N G.

Please, don't do it.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

RIP, Amy Winehouse

What a drag.

FU (again)

Pious and fetid christian, Rick Perry, has 200+ executions under his belt.

The Texas Execution Information Center website.

Saturday Soundtrack

From an old post. Great cut.

Update: Sorry, user removed Harris' Instant Death.

Obama, Villager in Chief

"If I’m saying to future recipients of Social Security or Medicare that you’re going to have to make some adjustments, it’s important that we’re also willing to make some adjustments when it comes to corporate jet owners, or oil and gas producers, or people who are making millions or billions of dollars."

July 22, 2011

Let's break this down:
Chicken of the Sea or Fancy Feast?
$20 million quarterly profit or $19.3 million?
Even Steven.

Our President no longer understands what it's like to live in America. For most non- corporate jet owners, there is nothing to adjust.

Policy fail—politics fail.

S C R E W E D.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Lucian Freud

Muddled Middle?

Or exactly what he wants.
Tom Tomorrow

Winning The Future

Gang of Six bullshit.
"I think that about says it all. This has become the new "middle ground" and it includes devastating cuts to Social Security, the worst of which will fall upon women in their most geriatric years and disabled people who depend upon SSI, more cuts to Medicare and a likely devastating body blow to Medicaid, which also will hit the elderly far worse than anyone realizes. (Learn how to change adult diapers, kids, because that's what you're going to spend your 40s and 50s doing.)"

"But the Democratic party isn't exactly behaving like solid, serious leaders either, no matter how many times they use the words "balanced approach." They are fiddling while Rome burns and the Tea Party is just dancing around the fire throwing gas on the flames."

From Digby at Hullabaloo.

Oh yeah...were screwed.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Movie Trailer for Sarah Palin's Undefeated*

*Produced for the Congressional Tea Party Caucus.

Run Home Slow

Very Cool

I became familiar with 3D modeling through a Rona Pondick exhibition I worked on in 2009, but a 3D modeller that can render an object with assembled moving parts is more than just a technological advancement—it's a revolution.

One hell of a job killer too.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Grand Bargain

Chris Bowers:

"As you read this, rich and powerful people in Washington, DC are trying to determine not whether they should cut programs designed to help low and middle-income Americans, but by how much they should cut those programs. The rich and powerful people in DC are making these cuts in order to pay for tax breaks they recently gave to rich people and large corporations. Additionally, the cuts are being made at the behest of the lobby organizations and media operations owned by rich people and large corporations.

If that isn't a class war, I don't know what is."

*(pay for tax cuts, and a lot of bombs)

The important millionaire class of politicians and punditry—all of whom will never rely on the social safety net—are bargaining it away to please the very important billionaire class.

We're screwed.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday Soundtrack

I saw the Mother Ship land in 1983 for The Atomic Dog Tour.

The Invisible Hand, Unicorns, Democracy, Elves,...

Related update:
"From a series of legal codes favoring creditors, a two-tier justice system that ignore abuses in foreclosures and property law, a system of surveillance dedicated to maximum observation on spending, behavior and ultimate collection of those with debt and beyond, there’s been a wide refocusing of the mechanisms of our society towards the crucial obsession of oligarchs: wealth and income defense. Control over money itself is the last component of oligarchical income defense, and it needs to be as contested as much as we contest all the other mechanisms."
From here.

I'm Not Your Dad

Motor Bong at 5:24.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Restore Our Great Nation of Grifters, Charlatans, and Thieves


Sad part: 27%-31% of American adults, flailing in a fog of resentment (and bigotry), will respond to this appeal.

You want to celebrate the grand vision of right wing America—the one that's chock full of guns, desperation, and stupid rage?
Go see Taxi Driver.

Grand Bargain Fail (maybe)

Unctuous Asshole

"As I feared, Boehner can't find the votes, doesn't want to run to Hoyer to get them, and has backed out of a commitment to a grand deal. The orange bastard is caught on flypaper and he's willing to set every dollar in the world ablaze to extract himself with his gavel intact. This is the kind of leadership you get from an adulterous drunkard with a record of passing out tobacco lobbyists' checks to his colleagues on the House floor."
From here.

Not that anyone on the left wants the Grand Bargain to succeed.
Actually, the 4 trillion dollar deal proposed by Obama is a frightening hand of high-powered poker that could still backfire—and it entirely validates the Republican's dishonest narrative that unemployment is tied to the debt.

"This is because they only care about tax cuts for rich people. A few members might have some idiosyncratic spending concerns, such as "we're too generous to poor people," but basically they just care about tax rates on rich people. That's it."

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Non-Political Monsters

As a kid I was obsessed with the Frankenstein movies. As an adult I grew to appreciate their humor (even though "Son of..." isn't a James Whale picture).
The Inspector's mechanical arm* must have made it incredibly difficult for Basil Rathbone to deliver his lines.

*(monocle cleaning at 7:12)


Thursday, July 07, 2011

Fuck you...too

An incredibly smooth liar.

The clear choice for America's plutocrats, oligarchs, and christian thugs.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

What Atrios said...

The Horrible Plight Of The Not Quite Rich Enough

I'm not going to bother with any of the specifics, but I'll just point out that the sociopathic monsters who write for Pete Peterson's propaganda outlet are unable to make the tiny leap from "life is actually not that easy if you earn $250,000 per year" to "life must be really fucking hard if you only earn $40K per year." Also, too, maybe we shouldn't slash Social Security benefits for old poor people.

Got it?

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