Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Depth Charge

I buy single malts like Lagavulin to store in the freezer for the occasional sip.

Brian Cox is a riot in this clip—he looks shitfaced.
from here

Friday, January 27, 2012

The World According To Derp

Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found. Those ideologies, in turn, stress hierarchy and resistance to change, attitudes that can contribute to prejudice...

Prejudice is of particular interest because understanding the roots of racism and bias could help eliminate them, Hodson said. For example, he said, many anti-prejudice programs encourage participants to see things from another group's point of view. That mental exercise may be too taxing for people of low IQ.
from here

But there are so many of them, let's just pretend the entire country is LI (low intelligence or conservative)...we wouldn't want to alienate anybody.

Heavens no.

*my apologies to John Irving

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Republican response to the State of the Union Address:
la la la la class war...
la la la la socialism...
la la la la liar...

This morning on the C-Span call-in show, I listened with interest to a Republican from Georgia—no mouth breather, but one of those "business class" Republicans who try to sound not-crazy. His takeaway—for the past quarter century America has been overly conditioned by a Hollywood generated obsession with appearances. Giving a good speech and not sounding like a monster is entirely overrated, and again, a Hollywood fiction. At one point he cited Ronald Reagan as an example of some such thing...but nuff said.

Long story short, America needs to embrace Republican trolls—and their awful ideas—they may look wrong and sound outrageous, but we'll all be better off.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Chuck Todd Is Very Offended...

...that he can only be the butt of the joke.

He idolizes our political institutions...WTF.

Look, the media villagers can complain all they want, but the millions of PAC dollars flooding into their employer's pockets disqualifies their criticism of Colbert—not to mention that it's completely out of touch.

This guy is supposed to be a journalist...I'm stunned.

He doesn't get that the frustration with our political system stems from his inability to separate himself from the politicians—he's paid to hold them accountable, not idolize their political institution.

Everyone of these so-called journalists should wake up in the morning screaming that the millions spent to win (and lose) a political primary could house, clothe and feed tens of thousands of people devastated by this recession—pay for their health care, help them keep their homes, and on and on.

Fucking ratbastards.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


from here

The deniers in congress should be sent home.

Stick it to your meteorologist here.

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Sandman Did Not Come Out...

With the complexity and noise of our political culture, the 2012 election may come down to something as simple, and ethereal, as Obama's ability to appear decent (and cool)—at least compared to his would-be opponents.

Hard to imagine Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney going to Harlem, much less the Apollo Theater.

Updated: That doesn't mean the process isn't completely broken (SIFUAB).

The real deal.

Al Green, Love and Happiness

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I Apologize In Advance

Andy Warhol's Bad, 1977

more Bad

A perfectly Bad movie—when Warhol channeled punk rock.

For The Republican Frontrunner

This is worth posting twice.

"Hey, thank you for the bench. Don't commit suicide."

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Gingrich Farts In The Republican Elevator

When Mitt Romney Came To Town

Gingrich now believes that attacking Romney over Bain Capital is not the right approach—too much blow back on Republican values and their wealthy constituents.

Also, if the rubes of the party start thinking outside their ideological boxes—watch out.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


President Obama, Willard told his crowd, is practicing "the bitter politics of envy." He warned them not to be seduced by the president's "resentment of success." It was a moment of almost transcendental meanness and fakery. Willard was explaining to his audience that he was just like them, and that they were the keepers of America's promise, and that they would continue to be —at least until, for his own profit and that of his wealthy investors, Willard wrecked their companies, stole their retirement, and shipped their jobs to China, never to return. They were all in it together, Willard assured them.

It is an altogether appalling spiel. The old, iron millionnaires knew how to talk to the proles. They built libraries while they busted the unions. They planted trees and developed parkland while they bought the legislatures and sublet the courts. And out of all of that we got cars and planes and television sets and an ambitious middle class that demanded political power and succeeded in wresting it away. Now, we have a class of plutocrats who create nothing, but who move wealth around, and they are demanding a return to the days of unaccountable corporate royalism.
from here

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

In Election Day Shocker, Rick Santorum Fails To Secure The Blahfrican-American Vote

Rick Santorum says:
”I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money. I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money and provide for themselves and their families.”

Rick Santorum attempts to unsay:
“I looked at that, and I didn’t say that. If you look at it, what I started to say is a word and then sort of changed and it sort of — blah — came out. And people said I said ‘black.’ I didn’t. And I can tell you, I don’t use — I don’t — first off, I don’t use the term ‘black’ very often. I use the term ‘African-American’ more than I use ‘black… I can tell you as someone who did more work for historically black colleges, I used to have — every year, I used to bring all the historically black colleges into Washington, DC to try to help them, because they get very little federal money through the bureaucracy, and so I help to try to introduce them to people in the Department of Education so they could have more resources.”

Ratbastards and Fuck-knuckles

The combined Robert E. Lee/Martin Luther King holiday is a state holiday in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and Mississippi on the third Monday of January.
from here

This'll get the liberals steamed...har-de-har-har!

Friday, January 06, 2012

"'re cold? Maybe you should take a nap in the snow."

... "If ever a financial order deserved a 30s-style repudiation, this one did. Its gods were false. Its taste was bad. Its heroes were oafs and brutes and thieves and bullies. And all of them failed, even on their own stunted terms."

But when they failed, and wiped around $16tn dollars off American household wealth,when they rubbed the taxpayers' noses in the dirt by appropriating their money to refresh their bonuses, the last thing ordinary Americans did was imitate their ancestors from the 30s. Afghan and Iraq war veterans did not march on Washington DC. Farmers did not block highways. The majority of the electorate did not demand that their politicians bring the arrogant boss class to heel. Contrary to the expectations of respected Washington commentators, the most potent force in the land became a radical movement for business deregulation.

With as much patience as he can muster, Frank writes: "Before this recession, people who had been cheated by bankers almost never took that occasion to demand that bankers be freed from 'red tape' and the scrutiny of the law. Before 2009, the man in the bread line did not ordinarily weep for the man lounging in his yacht."

from here

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