Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Living Colour - Cult Of Personality

Living Colour - Cult of Personality (Lyrics)

Cut For Time: Christmas at Nana’s - SNL

Monday, December 28, 2015

Why Florida Has No Winter This Year

Because a confirmed bachelor changed his mind and asked God to send a wife by winter this year.  Apparently, he ain't get married soon, and we currently enjoy weather with highs in mid 80 degrees.  Of course, 'posed to get freezing this weekend with lows in the 60 degrees.  Where did I store my winter coats?

Suck on that M'sieur Sean Paul..

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Nothing Says Christmas Like Free Shotgun Wiith Purchase

Guys and Gals, Be aware Where your partner shops for jewelry.

[VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Customers are locked and loaded over a promotion put on by Downtown Goldsmith, Jewelry and Engraving in DeLand.

Any customer who buys from a selection of jewelry costing more than $450 is eligible to go home with a free shotgun.

The promotion has been so popular, the store’s owners have already run out of shotguns and have put in two more orders.]  http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/buy-diamond-necklace-get-free-shotgun-volusia-coun/npqFZ/

Presumably, you only get to insert shells after shopping.  Or give the gift of shotgun to your partner, because nothing says love like a shotgun.

Building Wall to Keep Donnie J. Trump INSIDE Trump Towers


From comedy duo called The Good Liars

Saturday, December 26, 2015

New Tradition: Kill Your Brother for Christmas

Sounds like a great tradition, at least until you run out of brothers.  To avoid me, my family left me stuck in damn nursing home because he likes my fat pig sister better than me.

But I don't plan on killing any of 'em. however.

[ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County deputies are investigating after a man allegedly shot and killed his brother in Pine Hills on Christmas Day.

Deputies responded to the 5000 block of Altec Court at about 3 p.m. Friday.

They said the two brothers, who have not been identified, were in some kind of dispute when one opened fire.

The victim was killed, and his brother was in custody.

Family members at the scene were very shaken up, and neighbors were stunned that something like a fight led to a shooting on Christmas.

Family and friends tried to console each other as deputies worked the scene.

“I just feel for everybody around here, because I'm sure everybody's trying to enjoy this day, and that just put a damper on everything,” said resident Adolph Tolliver.]  emphasis added because OMG!  "Put a damper on festivities."  YOU THINK!
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/deputies-man-shoots-kills-brother-pine-hills/nprcX/

Friday, December 25, 2015

"Merry Christmas from Chiron Beta Prime"

Almost forgot a couple of Christmas traditions: watching ourfuture robot overlords enslave us and beating penguins bloody.  The latter can really fight back the savage Christmas Blues affecting me.  So enjoy.

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For more Christmas "fun:" How Kenny Loggins Ruined Christmas from Hyperbole and a Half and Penguin Bloody Bashing Time from someone sick and twisted as me 'cause it made me laugh, "Do you like to decapitate penguins with spiked clubs and use their heads for batting practice? If so, then you are truly a twisted individual."
[The Associated Press
COCOA BEACH, Fla. — Hundreds of surfers dressed as Santa caught the waves and celebrated on the shore in what has evolved into an annual tradition at Florida's Cocoa Beach.

Organizers of the seventh annual Surfing Santa event say they distributed 500 wristbands Thursday for surfers who wanted to ride the waves dressed as St. Nick.

A singer with a ukulele led hundreds of people in singing Christmas carols, and some Santas glided onto the beach, ]
http://www.wftv.com/news/ap/florida/surfing-santas-catch-waves-at-cocoa-beach/nprND/



Made in China

Label on my forehead reads: "Made in China."  I give up.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

My Sayings

Pancakes w/out syrup feels like Love w/out sex, filling but nearly as much fun.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Sign of Hope for Humanity


Got back from dialysis Saturday and had big Christmas bag on my bed with gift cushy blanket and this priceless--treasured forever--Christmas card from the Grandmothers and Grandkids club of Mount Moriah church just south of my Island Hell.

If you ever wonder what to get someone in a nursing home, a blanket will always do.

Nevertheless, think the card amounts to greatest treasure of all;  my bah humbug savage Christmas blues be damned.

God bless ye, one and all.

(WARNING GRAPHIC POLICE VIOLENCE) Another Day, Another Execution by POlice


Chased sown and executed for wearing headphones while riding a bike,

A Fracking BIKE!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Cops: Judge and Executioner





[The mother of Amadou Diallo reeled at the news: One of the four cops who killed her unarmed son in a 41-shot fusillade is set for an NYPD promotion — and a raise.

Old wounds reopened quickly Wednesday with word of Officer Kenneth Boss’ elevation to sergeant nearly 17 years after the divisive Feb. 4, 1999, shooting of the black West African immigrant by four white cops in the Bronx.

“You have so many police officers out there who deserve to be promoted, and this man is being promoted?” a bewildered Kadiatou Diallo asked the Daily News.

“For doing what? Killing my son? I don’t have any hatred or revenge in my heart, but my life was changed forever that day. This is a stab in the heart.”

Boss, who fired five of the shots after Diallo, 22, innocently reached for his wallet in the darkness of his apartment building’s vestibule, will receive his controversial new rank Thursday.]
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nypd-involved-1999-shooting-death-set-promoted-article-1.2467811

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

You Don't Want a Hungry Tiger on Your Hands

The value of sharing. A Buddhist monk sharing his meal with a hungry tiger at the Kanchanaburi in Thailand, also known as “Tiger Temple”.   http://viralmozo.com/2015/11/24/21-pictures-of-the-human-race-that-are-simply-stunning/21/


My Newest Hero

For those never hospitalized, it takes some doine to do beer bongs in one.  First, you either have to have necessaries in backpack or have friends willing to bring 'em.  With no friends, I'm really screwed.

Hey, if anyone knows where I downloaded this from or who this guy is, please let me know.  My guess is he plays wing for All Black Rugby team of New Zealand.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Americans from Tribe of Abraham Support Muslims, Protest Against Islamophobia

Since watching so much TV throws loads o' crap at me--especially local news reporting: robberies, rapes, and everyone' favorite, murder--when a profoundly positive story leaps out at ya and can change your very outlook on life in this winter of Trump.

American Jews, themselves an often reviled race, stood up for fellow Americans of Islamic faith by protesting for civil rights of Muslims.

This should end Donald Chump's buffoonery once and for all.

It won't, but I'll sleep better.

This Hanukkah, Jews across the U.S. are taking to the street to rally against the Islamophobia and racism rampant in their communities. 
On each night in the eight-day-long religious holiday, Jewish activists are participating in protests against various forms of injustice in a campaign initiated by the Network Against Islamophobia, a project called for by national peace organization Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) to challenge anti-Muslim bigotry, along with Jews Against Islamophobia, a coalition of JVP-New York and the activist group Jews Say No! 
The demonstrations are being held in 15 cities throughout the country, including Chicago, Boston, Miami, Seattle, Atlanta. The first demonstration was held at New York City’s Rockefeller Center on Sunday, Dec. 6, the first night of Hanukkah.  http://www.salon.com/2015/12/10/we_will_not_be_silent_american_jews_hit_the_streets_during_hanukkah_to_fight_islamophobia_racial_profiling



Friday, December 11, 2015

Hillary Clinton on Donald Trump - Late Night with Seth Meyers

Blocking Downfield or Life Imitates Sports

Unseen by many so.called football fans, spectacular offensive plays often result from players doing grunt work or going beyond assignments to block downfield like Arizona receiver Larry Fitzgerald blocking a defender, knocking him on his proverbial ass.

Normally, receivers play the roles of divas afraid to get their u to that as a pancake block since the blocker lays the defender out like a pancake.niforms dirty.  Larry Fitzgerald , receiver, did the grunt work depicted below.  In football, we refer

The Zadroga Bill for First Responders to 11 September Tragedy

If we as a nation can ever agree on any one thing, we should all champion the Zadroga bill for health care for first responders, thos who ran through toxic clouds of debbris: pulverized metal, drywall dust, and the carcinogenic rare metals that go into computers.

It becomes a simple matter of justice.  If you don't support it, you have turned your back on the values of this country.  So all y'all decent people, chickenhawks, and plethora of Republican Presidential candidates, call your US Senators and Representatives and implore them to pass the Zadroga Bill.

That Republicans have filibustered the bill goes beyond despicable.

Damn their eyes!

"A Minority of One"

Thursday, December 10, 2015

DARTH TRUMP - Auralnauts

F*** Trump

Suggested Christmas Present.

Remember, the joy of the season lies in giving, especially to me, a poor, benighted, beggar trapped in nursing home hell.  Priced at $3000, you'll find it practically a steal.


Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Big Box (Live at Farm Aid 30)

Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Alabama (Live at Farm Aid 30)

Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Workin' Man (Live at Farm Aid 30)

Neil Young + Promise of the Real - A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop (Live...

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Official Teaser Trailer #1 (2016) - B...

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Official Trailer 2 [HD]

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Official Trailer 2 [HD]

Monday, December 7, 2015

Dick Cheney Thinks the Donald Insane



http://time.com/4139998/dick-cheney-trump-muslims

Bob: "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"

You know you've reached the pinnacle of success or notoriety at least when one name describes you: Bono, Mick, Charlie, etc.  At least for me, Mick means Jagger and the last means Manson, but it could amount to a generational thing.  So Bob means Dylan and not Dylan Thomas; "Do not go gentle into that good night/Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

Does that mean I can still go to a rave at my advanced age?  People do find me expressing my rage well.  Why keep it in and give myself ulcers?  Might as well share my rage with the world.

Right now sharing Dylan, Bob.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

The Nutcracker at Art Basel, Miami

No, not the Christmas Nutcracker Suite, but this one at Art Basel, Miami, Florida:


Even as a metaphor about patriarchy which rules most of the world, that hurts.

Why, oh goodness gracious, why?

Friday, December 4, 2015

Why I Drink at Home

Because there we have less chance of me running into anything, especially Scotland:

My Nieces and Me


Helen on the left--grad assistant at UT, Austin--and Mary on right, senior at THE University of Florida.  Suffice it too say consider them my pride and joy and a reason to keep on living.


They and the sister who still talks to me showed kindness by visiting me at Island Hell where I exist in a state of purgtory, not quite confined but unable to propel myself up the inclined driveway to escape to nearby bar.

Dang, feel some spiritous liquids in my near future but shhhh, don't tell anyone.  If God made liquor to swurvive family holidays, maybe He does show some empathy (Sorry for patriarchal phrasing).

"It’s all of us versus ISIS"



During a recent short sojourn in the hospital, it became my distinct pleasure to have as a roommate a teabagging, gun toting, deport all Muslims, Obama hating el stupido grande.  What he failed to realize about unfettered access to guns and ammunition in the US lies in that radical Muslims can buy weapons and loads of ammunition also, as proved by recent San Bernadino attacks.  Sons a bitches perpetrators had tons of ammo.  Peaceful as I am, still thought it justice 2 of the attackers got shot down in the street like the rabid and murderous dogs they acted like.

And, Chuck, my erstwhile roommate failed or lacked the intellect to realize, most Mulims revile the ilk of those barbaric bastards.  And our American money obsessed media won't make clear remains the fact Isis has killes millions of Muslims over theological differences--witness the recent bombing in Beirut, Lebanon., but, "Apparently Muslims being killed by ISIS doesn’t attract enough ratings for U.S. media outlets to justify “full team” or even quarter-team coverage."

Since terrorists apparently downed a Russian jet, coordinated vicious attacks in Paris, and visited unspeakable horrors on Muslim countries by beheading Shiiites and Christians alike, we ought to have the ability to build a worldwide consensus and force able to kick some terrorst ass, Lord forgive for writing such.  nevertheless, it must look like and become the civilized world fighting cruel oppressors, not have it the Western world versus Islam.

Monday, November 30, 2015

My Own Private Island Hell in the For Profit Health Care Death System

My roommate, Mr. Henry, turned up working exra hard this morning,  Usually, staff comes in around 5 am am and that in itself can become very comical.   This morning, however, my eyes opened at 6:37 am to behold my roomie lying in bed, fuly dressed and relaxing.

Then, our aide,delightful lady aide with a slight southern US accent and exclaimed,, "Mr. Henry, why you wearing your rommate's clothes?  Turns out, he'd woken early and taken my clothes from my wheelchair and put them on and even had my shoes in his bed as if ready to wear them.  This would have proved quite comical as my stupid gunboat sized shoes, Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars, would have flopped like clown shoes on his feet.  That and fact you could fit 2 of him my estra large size jeans shorts.



Oh, I just love retirement in Island Hell.  Part of their logo reads "At the Heart of Caring.."  Bullshit, they live in the for profit American health care killing system where they wipe already raw backside with rough towels and wash clothes, which after washing gets used to wash our faces.  Than God for bleach.

One time of a particularly painful problem, I had to go all the way up the food chain--from Certified Nursing Assistant, to Nurse, to Unit Manager, to the damn Director of Nursing--to get soothing medicated wipes for my aching ass.

A Healthy Bottom Line: Profits or People 
By Claire Andre and Manuel Velasquez
In Alameda County, a private hospital turned away a woman in labor because the hospital's computer showed that she didn't have insurance. Hours later, her baby was born dead in a county hospital.
In San Bernardino, a hospital surgeon sent a patient who had been stabbed in the heart to a county medical center after examining him and declaring his condition stable. The patient arrived at the county medical center moribund, suffered a cardiac arrest, and died.
These two hospitals shifted these patients to county facilities not for medical reasons, but for economic ones -- the receiving hospitals feared they wouldn't be paid for treating the patient. These patients simply weren't "good business." https://www.scu.edu/ethics/publications/iie/v1n4/healthy.html

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Thanksgiving Tradition: 'Alice's Restaurant"

With Lyrics:


Original Version:

Donald Trump Creates His Own Reality, Leaves Truth and Reason Behind

The appeal of Herr Donald Trump as a political candidate has always escaped me.  Born with a racist speech defaming Mexicans, nurtured in demagoguery, now the candidate has turned to outright lies and calumny, so arrogant his lying knows no limits, now even mocking a disabled reporter, and also wants to spite our Constitution by registering Muslim citizens of our United States.

[“When your defense is you didn’t tweet it, you retweeted it, you’re beyond doubling down, now you’re quadrupling down,” Meyers said. “But if you’re waiting for Trump to apologize for anything he’s said, don’t hold your breath.” Despite his world-class memory, Trump has claimed he can’t remember that last time he apologized for something he said. ] http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/11/25/seth-meyers-calls-trump-s-9-11-claims-what-they-are-lies.html



[In his Thursday statement, Trump said he had not been aware of the journalist’s disability and “merely mimicked what I thought would be a flustered reporter trying to get out of a statement he made long ago”.

Kovaleski told the Washington Post: “The sad part about it is, it didn’t in the slightest bit jar or surprise me that Donald Trump would do something this low-rent, given his track record.”

A spokesperson for the New York Times told Politico: “We think it’s outrageous that he would ridicule the appearance of one of our reporters.”]
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/26/donald-trump-mock-new-york-times-reporter-disability

Mr. Trump, register me because I am a Muslim sympathizer.  Also, come mock my disability to my face, and I will punch you right in the balls, you prick

Monday, November 23, 2015

How to tell a Muslim from a terrorist.

Someone please tell Herr Trump.


Russell Brand Speals on Terrorism

Gators or Dead Fish?

Going into the 2 most important games of the Florida Gators season, it inspires no confidence when the head coach compares them to dead fish,  Jeezum crow, Jim, you got hired to inspire not despair.]

[Against FAU, McElwain sensed a self-defeating attitude from some players.

"When you guys go to like a sea food market or if you go to the grocery store, you see all those dead fish on ice?" he said. "That's the energy they're playing with right now. Stop by Winn-Dixie, go to the dead fish aisle and look at the fish's eyes.

"That's what bothers me."]  Emphasis added because it bothers the hell out of me too.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/florida-gators/os-gators-football-1123-20151122-story.html

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Joe Madden: The Mad Scientist of Baseball

When talking baseball, many rely on statistics--which get more arcane and obscure every season--and only 50% of baseball depends on talent.  The other 75% happens between the ears: a player on a hitting streak sees the baseball like a beach ball coming towards the plate and wallops it while a player in a slump tries too hard, gripping the bat tighter, swinging at pitches outside of the strike zone, pressing too hard and failing rather than finding hits.

This makes many players among the most susperstitious people on the planet.  This also explains the antics or mind games Joe Madden,just named baseball manager of the year, has employed throughout his career: bringing pythons into the club house, bagging on batting practice, and perhaps in the greatest stunt of all time having his team wear pajamas on a flight back to Chicago from Los Angeles,


You just have to admire the sheer lunacy of that idea!

[LOS ANGELES -- Kris Bryant found a Ninja Turtle onesie. Addison Russell has a bright green one. Starlin Castro was wearing a Mario Bros. pajama top and pants that match his son's. Dexter Fowler had a matching navy print top and bottom. A few players found camouflage-colored fleece onesies.

It's all part of Cubs manager Joe Maddon's "onesies" trip home. Players were encouraged to wear onesies or pajamas on the overnight flight from Los Angeles to Chicago Sunday night, and Maddon guessed he had 100 percent participation....]

Monday, November 16, 2015

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity





Liberté, égalité, fraternité:  To that today we must add solidaity, or la solidarité
 in French, for today we all have become French, those of us fom the rational world who abhor terroris and unnecessary violence.

Those of us who have learned from history know that "violence begets violence," as Dr. Martin Luther King said in paraphrasing the Bible.  Thus, we can trace a direct chain of violence: from the United States supportsing Ossama Bin Laden with arms and weapons to fight Russian occupation of Afghanistan, Bin Laden turning against Western influence and bringing the World Trade Center Towers down, then a US invasion of Iraq that led to destabilization of most of the middle east, with Syria in a shambles, Libya a lawless land, and now more insurgents proclaiming a Caliphate ruled by their interpretation of Islam, which tends towards more medieval values.

You may take me for a pacifist yet I am not.

Nevertheless, support for war must rationally consider objectives and whether military might alone can achieve them.  Even if western forces, whether with or without American "boots on the ground" these ideological savages can still crawl back in the woodwork like hte roaches they proved themselves as.

It seems clear, however, Western troops should develop a coalition of troops to fight ISIS, certainly from mostly Arab states.  Just get the Kurds fighting with Sunni tribesmen in Iraq who  participated in our fight against Al Qaeda in Iraq, and to get Shia Iraqi militias involved also--yes, those troops who threw down their weapons and ran from Isis forces.

The Shia must understand ISIS considers them apostates marked for extermination.  That ought to make them willing to fight to protect their families.

The US working with the United Nations must build solidarity among those who oppose this abomination, the perversion of peaceful Islam.

Let's murder those murderous bastards!

[French President Francois Hollande called on the United States and Russia to join a global coalition to destroy Islamic State in the wake of the attacks across Paris, and announced a wave of measures to combat terror in France.

"France is at war," Hollande told a joint session of parliament at the Palace of Versailles, promising to increase funds for national security and strengthen anti-terror laws in response to the suicide bombings and shootings that killed 129.

"We're not engaged in a war of civilisations, because these assassins do not represent any. We are in a war against jihadist terrorism which is threatening the whole world," he told a packed, sombre chamber.]
Read more at Reuters http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/16/us-france-shooting-idUSKCN0T22IU20151116#xeZBD5hoiy7bkXAq.97

Paris Attacks: "Premium Cable Profanity" by John Oliver

Dare I rank John Oliver among the best satirists on Earth today?

Even if you live HBO deprived, you can check out some of rants on Youtube where he attacks senseless policies.

Even tough we must mourn some more about the recent terror attacks in Paris, still John Oliver gave voice to the rage most human beings feel.

Peyton Manning Memes

First , the very word memes makes my blood curdle.  Why do idiots have to invent a new word when the fine English word of 'Themes" works as well if not better.

Second, one ought not kick a person after they have fallen down, but let's make a Manning exception to the rule: http://larrybrownsports.com/football/peyton-manning-duck-noodle-arm-memes/252293


Transvestite Robs Daytona Beach Bank

Sometimes--even in times of great tragedy and sorrow--we can findmoments of humour to chuckle at, such as the headline of this post.   C'mon you gotta admit this looks funny as heck.


[DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A man dressed as a woman robbed a Daytona Beach bank Saturday morning, the Daytona Beach Police Department said.

The wigged man, dressed in hospital scrubs and carrying a McDonald’s bag, walked into the PNC Bank at Beville and South Nova roads at 11:30 a.m., said Jimmie Flynt, a Daytona Beach police spokesman.

“The suspect passed a note to the teller stating, 'You are being robbed,’” Flynt said.....]

Besides, you can kind of forgive this "dude" because folks don;t usually hire ugly trannies.  How else can a girl make a living.  Sure btuce or Caitlyn Jenner made its money before going public.  Also sorry, but it makes a really ugly woan,  Need to shave off more of that chin, plus news reports imply castration has not yet occured.

Ouch, just typing that makes me squirm.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

"In the eleventh hour of the eleventh day..."

....of the eleventh month," cannons and rifles and all guns stopped firing on the Western Front as fighting of World War I ended, which became known as Armistice Day.

Even as we Americans on Veterans Day honour our veterans of all our wars,
let us not forget all those who fought in all the wars of history, not just names of kings and generals, but foot soldiers who marched and fought and those that died, for some fought for right, and some for might, and many just to survive to see their lass's eyes light, for foot soldiers sore, maybe not for Richard III who fought for pride and died, and definitely not for Nazi death camp guards with terrible secrets to hide, but for all who fought and will fight forever more in the good fights and morally ambivalent wars, for the widows and orphans and those who suffer the loss, for those on each Remembrance Day let us pray.

[ the November 11th armistice has been considered the conclusion of “the war to end all wars.”  Little did they know…

The following November…1919…President Woodrow Wilson dedicated the 11th day of the month as “Armistice Day,” stating “to us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

According to the Veterans Affairs web site, an act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) was approved on May 13, 1938 making “the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.”] http://naplesherald.com/2015/11/11/the-11th-hour-of-the-11th-day-of-the-11th-month-the-origin-of-veterans-day/ 

Edwin N. Hagstgrom, my friend, Viet Nam or Second Indochinese War veteran, wounded at Khe Sanh:  http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/712730/Hagstrom-Edwin.php

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Untested Rape kits in Central FL: How would you feel it were your mother, sister, daughter?

What excuse do our Republican Overlords profess for more tax breaks for the rich?  When will we say No More!
Governor Voldemort

Ex Pres. George H. W. Bush Tells Truth: JEB! and Jr still confused by basic facts

Finally, a Republican summons the courage and cojones to tell the truth about the second Iraq War; ex 41st President George H. W. Bush said Rogue President Cheney and War Secretary Donald Rumsfeld became arrogant and bull headed in trying to solve diplomatic issues through war which weakened these United States and damaged the administration of G. W. Bush, 43rd prez appointed by the Supreme Court:
Former US president George HW Bush has hit out at Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, two of the most senior figures in his son’s administration, labelling them too “hardline” and “arrogant” in their handling of the 11 September attacks. 
A new biography of the 41st president – Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey Of George Herbert Walker Bush – reveals that Bush Sr held Cheney and Rumsfeld responsible for the hawkish stance that “hurt” his son’s administration, Fox News reported on Wednesday.... 
After 9/11, Bush Sr told his biographer: “I don’t know, he just became very hardline and very different from the Dick Cheney I knew and worked with. 
“The reaction [to 9/11], what to do about the Middle East. Just iron-ass. His seeming knuckling under to the real hard-charging guys who want to fight about everything, use force to get our way in the Middle East,” Bush told Meacham in the book, which is due to be published next week.  http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/05/george-bush-senior-iron-ass-cheney-arrogant-rumsfeld-damaged-america
Listen to a proud, traditional Republican raised in an era where truth mattered in politics.  His sons cannot muster the intestinal fortitude to admit Pres. Bush 43 made a military mistake marauding against a country--Iraq--which had nothing to do the attacks of 11 September 2001.


http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/10/republican_presidential_candidates_attack_the_truth_in_cnbc_debate_ted_cruz.html

Sunday, November 1, 2015

"The Ghost of Tom Joad"

"They're Out to Get Me!" NSFW

They CAN'T judge me.

"Take that 1 to heart."

Confederate Idjuts

While upholding the freedom of expression enshrined in the First Amendment of our UNITED STATES Constitution, stille idjuts be idjuts, except for these Confederate fool wannabes: decrying the very Consttitution which gives them the right to spew thir treasonous poison.

Dipwads!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice TRAILER #2 (2016) Ben Affleck Superhe...

More of a Marvel man but this flic looks sick, the good sick.

Time Takes Everything

Time takes eveything from me, everything from me.

Time takes spurious loves, curious loves, true loves, furious loves, loves good and ill
All my lovers took from me, gave to me,some gave less and some gave more,
but none ever the full measure of their hearts, and none got full measure of mine.
Could never break through myself, never speak freely or all in truth, the things never                     learned in my youth.

My youth taught me to hide myself, glide myself by the others in school, to keep myself to myself, to use facile humour to get by, if to hold a female hand to tremble, to try to kiss with never knowing how, to make love in spits and fits, never knowing if a connection made

Time has taken it all but left me all my regrets, my doubts, my shouts, my outs, my pouts, my hurts, my bruises, and even my useless legs.

Time Takes Everything.

Monday, October 26, 2015

CIVIL WAR ENDS!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2015/10/26/ole-miss-removes-confederate-flag.html

Univ, of Mississippi takes down state flag from university grounds, which flag contains Confederate battle emblem, after a vote by the student senate, thus rejoining the rest of America, albeit in the 21st century rather than the 19th as reasonable people might have expected.

Better late than never.

Kudos to Ole Miss, however, 'cause some folks still think the War continues.  Thems even has a web site, a batshit crazy web site, but an online presence nonetheless.  The Deep South, according to thems, still under illegal occupation by the federal government,

Man, never thought some could sound more backwards than Mississippi or the Klan boys from Ft. Christmas, FL, but the current Confederate States of America takes my top prize for delusional paranoid fools of this and last century.  Thank the US Constitution which gives you the right to publish your views and us to mock y'all.

Idjuts!

[The University of Mississippi took down the state flag from campus on Monday morning, heeding calls from students and administrators who said the inclusion of the Confederate symbol in one portion of the flag made it unfit to fly...

“The University of Mississippi community came to the realization years ago that the Confederate battle flag did not represent many of our core values, such as civility and respect for others,” Interim Chancellor Morris Stocks said in the statement. “Since that time, we have become a stronger and better university. We join other leaders in our state who are calling for a change in the state flag.”

The student senate voted 33-15-1 to take the flag down on Oct. 20 and, six days later, the banner came down,,,,]  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/10/26/university-mississippi-removes-state-flag/


Maureen O'Hara, Goodbye and Thanks

Maureen O'Hara

Obituary:
[(CNN)Legendary actress Maureen O'Hara, best known for her roles in "Miracle on 34th Street" and films by John Ford, died Saturday of natural causes, her family said.

O'Hara, 95, passed away in her sleep at home in Boise, Idaho.....

O'Hara was born Maureen FitzSimons in Ranelagh, Ireland, a suburb of Dublin, where her mother was an accomplished contralto and her father ran a business and was part owner of a soccer team, according to her biography on the Internet Movie Database. She was one of six children]
http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/24/entertainment/actress-maureen-ohara-obituary/



Friday, October 23, 2015

Don't Forget Johnny Cash



Damn, he sang the song for me, for the poor and downtrodden.

I LOVE the Grateful Dead

Way back in the last century, in the time of dinosaurs, the Rolling Stones with their style of rock based on black American blues ranked #1 with me--don't tell anyone, but even ahead of the Zep (Led Zeppelin, in fact--you can look it up in the musty, dusty--Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga-- history books with actual paper or on the infernal google machine if you wish.)

Back then when I knew everything, I looked down on the Deadheads and their constant quest to attend the next Grateful Dead show.  Sure, my album collection contained Skeletons from the Closet
and the double live album known as Steal Your Face.

Nevertheless, some of the long, live, jams on the latter like Sugaree just seemed too slow and turgid.  Probably should have listened to the Dead while doing mushrooms rather than Pink Floyd to fully enjoy the American psychedelic jams.

As have aged and hopefully mellowed a bit however, have come to enjoy the intricacy and entwined interaction between the band members as melodic and delightful.  Also, they never played the same song the same way twice.  Not for them to become a legends band playing their hits in Vegas "residencies," playing it all over and over again.  Even though they reformed without Jerry Garcia to play again in 50th anniversary shows it still sounded fresh and fun.

Although Jerry has gone to that great Greatful Dead jam in the sky--where we will all go some day, at least the cool people--the music still sounds as great as the first song on their first album, Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion:
See that girl, barefootin' along,
Whistlin' and singin', she's a carryin' on.
There's laughing in her eyes, dancing in her feet,
She's a neon-light diamond and she can live on the street.
Hey hey, hey, come right away
Come and join the party every day.






Thursday, October 22, 2015

Russian Pilots Don;t Fear the Reaper (MQ-9 version)

Gfycat GIF


Video purports to show a Russian pilot fly, in increasingly crowded Syrian airspace, underneath a US Reaper drone.
http://warisboring.com/articles/there-are-way-too-many-warplanes-flying-over-syria/

[That’s an MQ-9 Reaper drone, of the kind commonly used by the United States in targeted killing campaigns. The video, uploaded to YouTube by the Russian Defense Ministry today, was filmed from the inside of a Russian jet cockpit, and you can see the pilot in the cockpit’s reflection. The video is captioned simply and in English: “The presence of aerial vehicles in the air space of Syria has increased.”]
http://www.popsci.com/russian-pilot-films-american-drone-from-cockpit


Any time military jets from different countries with opposing aims fly over a country, as over Syria now, possibilities of bloodshed loom.  With my food old US of A flying the bulk of the Missions, I worry 'bout out blokes, especially since US plans to move to a F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a plane with obvious, substantial flaws like lacking software to fire the damn cannon on the plane.

Can't fire the Damn Cannon!

Sure, stuff happens when you design new jet fighters, as you hear from a former test pilot relating a total cluster fuck of trying to fly a new plane with extra fuel off a too short runway.  This amounts to more than just old fighter pilot's stories; these planes also protect the US and by extension your ass and mine.  Don't know 'bout y'all but I sort of want to keep my ass intact.

We all can do the research and write our congress critters informed letters asking for better planning and decision making.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Man shoots self in Theatre

"No one was evacuated as the situation was considered a medical emergency. Kansas’ current laws state that gun owners can conceal and carry without any required training or a permit, making it easier for anyone to shoot themselves accidentally, anywhere and anytime."http://www.salon.com/2015/10/19/oh_my_god_i_just_shot_myself_i_just_got_my_conceal_and_carry

Ann Coulter Chewed on the View

Where was Whoopi?  Man, she'd kicked Coulter's ass up and down the block.

Monday, October 19, 2015

People, Relax, Refrain from Death Threats Over a Game

C'mon, people, having rooted for my FL Gators even through the Muschump coaching reign, death threat towards him never entered my mind: http://network.yardbarker.com/college_football/article_external/michigan_punter_blake_oneill_getting_death_threats_suicide_suggestions_on_social_media/19733323

Nevertheless, the anonymity afforded gutless cowards on social media lets people leave all boundaries, reason, and good taste behind.  Show me someone who has never made a mistake and then we'll allow that person to throw the first stone.

Yet hiding behind the internet allows idiots to twit crap like this: @blakewoneill jump off of a cliff into a pool of spikes and cyanide

— Cakey (@jaaake_f1) October 17, 2015  (Emphasis added.  A trifle extreme, don't you think?)

The very nature of sports--except for soccer--means one team wins while their opponent loses.  Sure some games end innocuously unlike the Michigan punter and his egregious error in fumbling the attempt, but death threats just fall beyond the pale of civilization.  If you feel that strongly about a play in sports, put your name to it.

Hell, bagging on athletes can even lead to lucrative careers like that dick Skip Bayless.

The Michigan punter feels bad enough his last play lost the game for his team.  No need to threaten him like a spineless blowhard.

Okaloosa County, Florida, Conducts a Prayer Meeting at School Board Meeting--Anarchy Ensues

This explains the difficulty in establishing religion in schools or at county commission meetings or other government entities.  Which religion ought we officially use?

Presumably, most people mean some form of Christianity, and they usually mean the more fundamental versions.  Some of those brands hate Catholicism and the Pope.  My Missouri Lutheran Synod tends towards more conservative end of the spectrum but by no means gets as whacked out as some of the Bible thumpers speaking in this clip.




For the Lord's sake, can't we all just take a deep breathe and consider consequences of our actions?  I actually favor prayer before meeting but if we allow one religion to perform the prayers, then we have to allow by law allow all religions to speak, even Satanists.  While supporting the Constitutional right of people to worship as they wish, nevertheless we ought to leave prayer out of public institutions.

Watch Inherit the Wind and see what I mean:

Friday, October 16, 2015

World Food Day!

Help Oxfam on World Foof Day:  Contact Congress.

From Jamie Oliver:

It's World Food Day!

Jamie Oliver
United Kingdom
Oct 16, 2015 — Hi guys, Jamie here,

First of all, happy World Food Day everyone! World Food Day was set up to mark the creation of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), which has done great things in granting people regular access to good, fresh, healthy food. It’s also exactly five months since my global day of action, Food Revolution Day, campaigning for food education for every child. My Food Revolution Day petition to get practical food education on every school curriculum has had an overwhelming response – 1.6 million of you signed up, with supporters from every country in the world. It’s truly incredible. https://www.change.org/p/jamie-oliver-needs-your-help-fighting-for-food-education-foodrevolutionday/u/13806828

Joe Starting '16 Campaign in 2017

[ (The Borowitz Report)—Vice-President Joe Biden will make a decision on whether to enter the 2016 Presidential race by early 2017, a close associate told supporters on Friday.

In an e-mail sent to potential donors, the former Senator Ted Kaufman, a longtime friend and confidant of the Vice-President, wrote that “Joe is still trying to sort things out,” but promised that his decision will come “no later than January, 2017.”


“Joe is trying to decide whether running for President is a good idea, or, conversely, whether it is a bad idea,” Kaufman wrote. “He is very grateful to all of you for your patience as he works through this process, and he promises that he’ll have big news for you by next January.”

“My message to you today is, hang in there,” he wrote.

Kaufman acknowledged that deciding to run for President a full two months after the election “would complicate Joe’s path to the White House,” but promised, “If, in January, Joe decides he’s in, he will be all in. And we hope you’ll be with him.”]
http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/biden-to-decide-on-2016-bid-by-early-2017

Besides, Biden acts like a creep: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/10/17/joe-biden-narc-in-chief.html:
During his failed presidential campaign in 1988, Biden had to cop not only to getting an F during his law school days for cheating but to having ripped off speeches by John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Hubert Humphrey. Even more amazingly, Biden cribbed biographical details from British Labour politician Neil Kinnock, including lines about ancestors who “would come up [from coal mines] after 12 hours and play football.” What kind of politician plagiarizes not simply other people’s word but other people’s lives? That’s not a storybook, man, that’s a nutjob.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

My Footbal Ethical Dilemma: To watch or not to watch

Another football season has started, and my dilemma returns: whether to watch my beloved FL Gators and Miami Dolphins or whether to give up supporting the game which turns young men's brains to mush.

Adrian Johnson had barely became an adult, only 25 years old, and his brain had aged before its time.  Collisions perhaps for 3 years in junior high school,  also 3 years in high school, and 3 to 4 in college expose young men's brains to the threat of repeated concussions or simply repeated blows to the head, the forces behind the diagnoses of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.

For a young man to have developed that condition by age 25 should give pause to football officials at every level, plus we dedicated fans who support the games with passion and mucho dinero, tons of money.

But we fans love watching our modern gladiators do battle on a football field.  Hell, crucify a few christians and ancient Romans would feel right at home watching our gladiatorial contests.  Yet in America today, guess we'd have to crucify some Muslims to satisfy right wing blood lust and our time travelling Romans, making them feel right at home

[HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former NFL lineman from Pennsylvania who killed himself at 25 had a brain disease that has been linked to repeated blows to the head, researchers confirmed Wednesday.

Adrian Robinson Jr.'s diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy was confirmed through officials at a brain bank at Boston University.

Family lawyer Ben Andreozzi said that Robinson had several concussions during two seasons in the league.

Robinson, of Harrisburg, played for Temple University in Philadelphia before playing for Pittsburgh, Denver and San Diego.

"He went from being one of the nicest guys you'd ever want to talk to, to having a darker edge at times," Andreozzi said. "The family started noticing changes in his behavior, and didn't know why."]  emphasis added
http://pro32.ap.org/article/autopsy-nfl-ex-player-who-killed-himself-had-brain-injury

[Researchers with the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University have now identified the degenerative disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, in 96 percent of NFL players that they’ve examined and in 79 percent of all football players. The disease is widely believed to stem from repetitive trauma to the head, and can lead to conditions such as memory loss, depression and dementia.

In total, the lab has found CTE in the brain tissue in 131 out of 165 individuals who, before their deaths, played football either professionally, semi-professionally, in college or in high school.

Forty percent of those who tested positive were the offensive and defensive linemen who come into contact with one another on every play of a game, according to numbers shared by the brain bank with FRONTLINE. That finding supports past research suggesting that it’s the repeat, more minor head trauma that occurs regularly in football that may pose the greatest risk to players, as opposed to just the sometimes violent collisions that cause concussions.

But the figures come with several important caveats, as testing for the disease can be an imperfect process. Brain scans have been used to identify signs of CTE in living players, but the disease can only be definitively identified posthumously. As such, many of the players who have donated their brains for testing suspected that they had the disease while still alive, leaving researchers with a skewed population to work with.

Even with those caveats, the latest numbers are “remarkably consistent” with past research from the center suggesting a link between football and long-term brain disease, said Dr. Ann McKee, the facility’s director and chief of neuropathology at the VA Boston Healthcare System.

“People think that we’re blowing this out of proportion, that this is a very rare disease and that we’re sensationalizing it,” said McKee, who runs the lab as part of a collaboration between the VA and BU. “My response is that where I sit, this is a very real disease. We have had no problem identifying it in hundreds of players.”]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sports/concussion-watch/new-87-deceased-nfl-players-test-positive-for-brain-disease/




Wednesday, October 14, 2015

“A bible in my left hand… and in my right hand a Winchester rifle”: NRA supporters pledge allegiance to guns

“A bible in my left hand… and in my right hand a Winchester rifle”: NRA supporters pledge allegiance to guns

Daniel Craig, Please don't slag on movies before they come out

So Daniel Craig would rather slit his wrists than do another Bond movie.

Did you cash your check for the production, Dan?  So sit down and STFU!

Sure making films with physically demanding stunts and waiting all day to get just seconds of a scene done can become exhausting.  Nevertheless, playing Bond allows one to hang out with the most beautiful women on the planet.  Not bad, especially given the multi million dollar payday.

Where does 1 volunteer?  Shoot, could they use wheel chair bound, broken down lump to play a retired Bond on the dole?  If yes, sign me up.



NASA Video of Jupiter


http://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2015/oct/14/jupiter-in-ultra-high-definition-nasa-video

Brando on Acting


http://www.theguardian.com/film/video/2015/oct/13/listen-to-me-marlon-clip-marlon-brando-documentary-video

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Shocking: Not getting vaccinated leads to measles outbreak

Back here on planet Earth with rational people, we understand vaccinations have helped almost eradicate diseases that have literally plagued the human race for centuries.

God damn it, it seems as evident as 1 + 1 equals 2 in a Euclidean numbering system, that which we commonly use.

So to those who oppose vaccinations, sit down and STFU!

[A case of measles has been linked to a megachurch in northern Tarrant County where a congregant recently traveled overseas.

Eagle Mountain International Church, about 50 miles northwest of Dallas, released a statement Tuesday that said a visitor attended a service who had been overseas and was exposed to measles.

“Therefore the congregation, staff at Kenneth Copeland Ministries and the daycare center on the property were exposed through that contact,” the statement said.]
http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2013/08/measles-case-in-tarrant-county-tracked-back-to-megachurch-beside-eagle-mountain-lake.html/

[A Texas megachurch connected to a pastor who has openly questioned the benefits of modern medicine has been forced to host vaccination clinics after 21 members of the congregation contracted measles.

The outbreak started when a person who contracted measles overseas visited Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, located about 20 miles north of Fort Worth, Texas.

Officials with area health departments said those affected by the outbreak range in age from 4-months to 44-years-old.]  Emphasis added to show these people as batshit crazy.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2403743/Measles-outbreak-Texas-megachurch-run-vaccine-denying-preacher-Kenneth-Copeland.html

[An outbreak of the measles at Kenneth Copeland's Texas megachurch has gotten some attention because (1) measles is something children are generally vaccinated for, these days and (2) Kenneth Copeland is, of course, an anti-vaccine crackpot. In what seems to be yet another bitterly ironic attempt by God to teach noisy religious fundamentalists what-for, the church has thus become the epicenter of a small but worrisome outbreak that has so far infected 10 and resulted in the Departmentof State Health Services issuing an alert spanning North Texas.]  (Italics inserted instuctiong in irony)
https://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/26/1234055/-Anti-vaccine-megachurch-hit-with-measles-epidemic-now-offering-free-vaccinations

Look, people with medical training who have done seiouis studies on vaccine autism links have found no links:
2013 CDC study[PDF - 204 KB] added to the research showing that vaccines do not cause ASD. The study looked at the number of antigens (substances in vaccines that cause the body’s immune system to produce disease-fighting antibodies) from vaccines during the first two years of life. The results showed that the total amount of antigen from vaccines received was the same between children with ASD and those that did not have ASD.  

Vaccine ingredients do not cause autism. 

One vaccine ingredient that has been studied specifically is thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative used to prevent contamination of multidose vials of vaccines. Research shows that thimerosal does not cause ASD. In fact, a 2004 scientific review by the IOM concluded that "the evidence favors rejection of a causal relationship between thimerosal–containing vaccines and autism." Since 2003, there have been nine CDC-funded or conducted studies[PDF - 316 KB] that have found no link between thimerosal-containing vaccines and ASD, as well as no link between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and ASD in children.] 
From my uninformed view even though more children have received diagnoses of autism, perhaps these numbers of affected children have just seemed to arrive as vaccinations increased; this does not prove causation.Perhaps past had same numbers but we saw some as geniuses, some dunces, some just slow, and others weirdos.

[Instead {Nurses’ Study shows autism rates double with exposure to high levels of fine-particulate air pollution during pregnancy; strongest link in third trimester
December 18, 2014 
Nurses’ Study shows autism rates double with exposure to high levels of fine-particulate air pollution during pregnancy; strongest link in third trimester. 
December 18, 2014]  https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/largest-ever-study-autism-pollution-shows-strong-link-during-pregnancy

So instead of supporting industries spweing petro-chemical pollutants  our societies should make more use of reuseable energy so as not to poison our children, companies like those of the Kochs:

The volume of Koch Industries' toxic output is staggering. According to the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Political Economy Research Institute, only three companies rank among the top 30 polluters of America's air, water and climate: ExxonMobil, American Electric Power and Koch Industries. Thanks in part to its 2005 purchase of paper-mill giant Georgia-Pacific, Koch Industries dumps more pollutants into the nation's waterways than General Electric and International Paper combined. The company ranks 13th in the nation for toxic air pollution. Koch's climate pollution, meanwhile, outpaces oil giants including Valero, Chevron and Shell. Across its businesses, Koch generates 24 million metric tons of greenhouse gases a year. (Emphasis added.)