While trolling the ‘trons for something to goof on, I found myself at Pajamas for possibly the first time and followed a link to this:

Click to embigggen, click again to embigggen more, I myself and gonna have to take another gander or three, as this one seems to have so many subconscious and unstated pathologies that I can’t begin to sort them out and I pray that his Noodly Goodness shall see to it that I will never be able to do so.

This may have been a feature of previous cartoons by Chris Muir but I hadn’t noticed before, but then again, I only see the dudes work when some other rational blogger features his “talents.” This comic is sponsored by one Dan Wilterding. Who is that? I have no Idea, but let us find out, if we can, via the Gizoogle. The only hits that come up are directory listings for a company in Texas…

Again, I can only stare and blink at the thing, so lets move on to ClownHall™ where we start with the political cartoon of the day.

Ha! It’s funny ’cause it is true, and it’s topical, because Oscars and because Sally Field…Ha! Obamacare tax penalty makes for the comedic version of the rhetorical tri-fecta.

I really think that the Conservative Humor deficit is related to an agressively anathematic relationship with the concept of consent.

Still on the front page we have Doug Giles who also has a sense of Humours demonstrated by the clickbaity title of his column: Christianity Is To Terrorism What Rosie O’Donnell Is To Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition.

Giles is nothing if not a paragon of class and chivalry, so I wonder if what follows will illuminate or make any sense at all, though I suspect the gag will be a riff on Obama’s recent comments in which he did not accuse every muslim on the planet a terrorist or something.

Man, dont you love how Obama and his soft-brain disciples have made Christians out to be fish-stickered, bug-eyed equals to incensed Islam? If you were to accept what the White House says about Christians youd think the Church is chomping at the bit to chop off some heads of unbelievers.

If you were to accept….you would think….heads of unbelievers. True, if one is a moron without reading or listening comprehension skills one very well might believe the version Giles is peddling…

I will give this to Clown Hall, they put up the first utterings of their idiot columnists on the front page, and as usual, and in especially this case, there is enough up front to save the bother of delving further.

At this point and the reason I stopped at the page in the first place, was what promises to be yet another, in a long line of Guliani justifications in defence of Rudy’s Racism.

Near the end of page one Derick Hunter attempts to make a point, in such a fashion that if one was not explicitly paying attention one might derive the wrong impression which is why, I figure, he draws a pay-check.

As Obama put it when he was secretly taped at an organizing meeting during his activist days, “More broadly, we progressive community organizers exploit the anger that festers when people feel that injustice and corruption leave them with no chance of improving their lives.”

Can you believe that?

It’s not true. Obama actually wrote that line in a Los Angeles Times column this week, only where I wrote “we progressive community organizers” the president wrote “groups like al Qaeda and ISIL.

First it doesn’t hew to the truth, except, instead of a secretly taped meeting [ed. Jesus H, that 47% crap and the missing Whitey tape, have left some republicans with asses a shade redder than an angry baboon] he wrote that in an El A times column, ‘cepting the parts where I put words in his mouth that have absolutely no relation to what was actually stated. But certain that his target audience has skipped on to the next paragraph, his work on this account, is done…

If you read the first statement and thought the president could have said that, you’re not that far from where Rudy was coming from. That either version is believable is telling.

The line I edited sounds like something Obama would have said. It’s not hateful to say it. It’s not racist. It’s just a fact. And it being a fact [ed. what being a fact?] is why so many on the left have accused Giuliani of being a hater or a racist – they don’t want people to think too hard about it.

Shorter (or the last port before Jungle, unless we are livin la vida loca in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness):

  • The shit I just made up to support an unsupportable point, is shit I just made up, but because it sounds like something that he would say, it is a fact. And the fact is that Obama is a ni(Clang) who hates Amercia and whose white mother makes us not at all racist.

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A Few Good Mengeles And a Brastickle

Today is partly a good day, as all of the Pitchers and Catchers have reported to Spring Training. Baseball season begins, which always places a positive spin on my mood. But as usual, the Universe finds a way to temper my good will.

[Update: Apparently I have been taken down the primrose path] Yay me.

In the “We can’t discuss misogyny in skeptic circles until we rid the world of all other evils…” department. Yeah, Fuck You Dawkins, with Victor Davis Hanson’s Rusty stolen chainsaw which somehow got welded to Bob Owens’s hurricane damaged grill, sideways…

According to LifeSiteNews, a Catholic publication, the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association is charging UNICEF and WHO with sterilizing millions of girls and women under cover of an anti-tetanus vaccination program sponsored by the Kenyan government.

The Kenyan government denies there is anything wrong with the vaccine, and says it is perfectly safe.

The Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, however, saw evidence to the contrary, and had six different samples of the tetanus vaccine from various locations around Kenya sent to an independent laboratory in South Africa for testing.

The results confirmed their worst fears: all six samples tested positive for the HCG antigen. The HCG antigen is used in anti-fertility vaccines, but was found present in tetanus vaccines targeted to young girls and women of childbearing age. Dr. Ngare, spokesman for the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, stated in a bulletin released November 4:

“This proved right our worst fears; that this WHO campaign is not about eradicating neonatal tetanus but a well-coordinated forceful population control mass sterilization exercise using a proven fertility regulating vaccine. This evidence was presented to the Ministry of Health before the third round of immunization but was ignored.”

Hey, at least it is not Tuskegee, right?

Dr. Ngare told LifeSiteNews that several things alerted doctors in the Church’s far-flung medical system of 54 hospitals, 83 health centres, and 17 medical and nursing schools to the possibility the anti-tetanus campaign was secretly an anti-fertility campaign.

Why, they ask does it involve an unprecedented five shots (or “jabs” as they are known, in Kenya) over more than two years and why is it applied only to women of childbearing years, and why is it being conducted without the usual fanfare of government publicity?

“Usually we give a series three shots over two to three years, we give it anyone who comes into the clinic with an open wound, men, women or children.” said Dr. Ngare.

But it is the five vaccination regime that is most alarming. “The only time tetanus vaccine has been given in five doses is when it is used as a carrier in fertility regulating vaccines laced with the pregnancy hormone, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) developed by WHO in 1992.” (Source.)

Because the Great White Father always knows what is best.

Now we take a right turn in which to laugh or cry at something that is supposed to represent cleverness or Second Amendment chic:


A Colorado business owner is selling T-shirts that show a realistic-looking holstered gun strapped to the wearer’s side.

Paul Liebe, who owns Nitelife Billiards, describes his “open carry” T-shirts and polo shirts as conversation starters that are also intended to irritate liberals.

“Freedom of speech, it’s your right, and it just has a little kick on the side,” Liebe said.

Thinking about getting one of these to facilitate my eventual suicide by cop fantasies….The only thing missing is the stock image of windblown flag with crying bald eagle underneath the one of the shoulder holster.

Mr. Gun Totin, WhitePowerLovin’ almost certainly g-dropping SuperGenius, I am not at all irritated. Rather I am pointing and laughing at your Mastery of the Funnybones. You simply couldn’t help yourself, you just had to open your mouth and remove any bit of doubt as to whether you are a skull-fucking* idiot, or not. Nicely played.

I find it maddening, saddening, and hilarious that there is a cluster of RushFluffers, whose sole motivation is pissing on and pissing off strawmen, effigies that only exist in their fevered imaginations. Look at the genuine happiness reflected in their smiles. They are really putting it to those damn liberals.

Is it just me or does the dude on the left have a black eye? You’ll have to embiggen to catch it. Anyway with this bit of Ha! I Gotcha! Burn!(replete with index finger to tounge and ssssss noise) what could possibly go wrong?

A Facebook page set up to promote the shirts promises they are sure to “drive anti-gun nuts crazy.”

But they also come with a pretty serious warning.

“Don’t put your hand on the shirt on the gun,” Liebe cautioned. “(The warning) lets them know that if a police officer gives you a command it’s because he sees your shirt at a distance and thinks you’re carrying a gun.”

Damn, that was gonna be my go to move.

There does seem to be enough room for a pithy liberal phrase on the front of the shirt like “This Feminazi God Hating Treehugger loves Open Carry” or “Moron Labe” or “Rush Limbaugh has a Tiny Penis.” Feel free to add Ideas in the comments.

And on an entirely different front I am trying to recover some of the lost images that have graced these pages over the years and was wondering if anyone might like to join in the fun. This of course would include any backups the original Artists™ might have, otherwise the Wayback Machine seems our only hope.

The idea would be for one to claim a month and year and then copy all of the images from the pages that come up and then upload to a place yet to be determined…

Did I mention Pitchers and Catchers?

*A simple fucking idiot was imho just not quite enough idiot in this case


Too good to be stolen without attribution was found in the comments accompanying the article. mahaganapati says “The back should either have a bulls-eye on it or the phrase “I’m with stupid” and an arrow pointing up.”

I gotta say the “I’m with Stupid” is one I would really like to see

Also Some guy in comments reminds me of a rather unfortunate version of ‘YARDGO‘ (YetAnotherResponsiblyDeadGunOwner). We’ll hit up Susie this time to spread the love…

Earlier this year, St. Joseph Public Safety officers reported that 55-year-old Christina Bond had died on New Years Day from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to her eye.

Although the full autopsy had not been completed, officials released new details on Wednesday.

“She was having trouble adjusting her bra holster, couldn’t get it to fit the way she wanted it to. She was looking down at it and accidentally discharged the weapon,” St. Joseph Public Safety Director Mark Clapp said.

According to an obituary published by Florin Funeral Service, Bond joined the U.S. Navy out of high school, and served two terms as an active Military Police. She was an administrator for the Road to Life Church, and an “active member of the Christian Motorcycle Association.”


Really? Just stunning, the whole fucking thing. By all accounts she was a vivacious and well liked Michigander (I know People magazine, right?)

Christina Bond had carved out a comfortable, exciting life for herself.

After high school, she had served two tours as a military police officer in the United States Navy. At 55, she worked as an administrator of her church. She stayed in good shape, taking home the 2013 Miss Michigan Figure Overall Championship. In her spare time, she was an active member in the Christian Motorcycle Association.

Sweet white lady laden with the virtuous values of a WingNutForJesus™ which really is a floor wax and a dessert topping.

The obituary described Bond as being “on FIRE for the LORD.”Last summer, she was elected as a Republican Precinct Delegate for Saint Joseph Charter Precinct 1.Her Facebook page is filled with Bible verses, and information about organizing for the Republican Party. Several recent posts complained about Common Core education standards, and about President Barack Obama. Other posts depicted black protesters in Ferguson as dangerous rioters.

“Here’s the most critical evasive driving tactic to avoid getting swarmed and killed in a riot,” one post was titled.

And helpful, dont forget helpful.

Has to be a shoe in for the Darwins


Goldberg Variations Alert

And so it begins….I mean what self respecting LibTardMarxyBastard and GentlemanScientist™ could avoid wading into the warm waters presented here.


Where to begin…This is just the title and the tagline, and before we even get out of the boat or have a chance to stub our toe on a bit of coral on our way to the mangroves and beyond, we encounter fail. If I were a generous sort, I might be inclined to see this as trolling. I mean is Science Ceasar in the title. Are we to render Salad unto same?

The “memo” such as it is falls not only into the “no Shit Sherlock” category (at least the part past the comma), but purports that its author is in tune with the will of a “god” that he cynically employs when it suits his fancy.


Before we dig in there is an editors note:
“The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays.”

Sounds like a deal at twice the price. I don’t know if I have seen a G-file of such quality in the wild or at the mall. For me the best part is the “news”letter. It would seem that it is now cool to use punctuation within words themselves, though I am not sure what you would call that…AwkwardLooking? A nod to “truth”inadvertising? Let’s see what tendentious codswallop follows.

Dear Reader (Unless you’re at the screening of Al-Qaeda Sniper), All of us are equal in the eyes of God and the law — or at least that’s how it’s supposed to work.

OK, yeah, huh? What the fuck? OK. So maybe this G-Phile is a new venture and that convoluted mess is supposed to serve as introduction, or something. I learned a couple of things, there is apparently a group called African American Conservatives, and these guys are fucking hilarious, so much so that they caught Jonah’s attention and Jonah just had to get a gag in before the first bell. Click to embiggen, its a tour de force of conservative humor and will save you a click on the previous link.


What this has to do with Science unless experimentation with the combustable properties of strawmen is involved (Pro Tip bucket of linseed oil soaked rags…), I know not, but the opening sentence is packed with meaning if you have a wingnut decoder ring and a cast iron stomach. Plus African Americans promoted this, indicating that poor taste does not adhere to any boundaries, racial or otherwise, but it does seem like conservatives have warehouses filled with the stuff a veritable Hudson Bay Company circa 1835 of Comedy. Back to the meat and let’s see if anything resembling the promised point rears its head in the first graph.

(Though the fact that Jon Corzine has neither been hit by lightning nor carted off to jail sometimes causes me moments of doubt on both fronts.) I try pay lip-service to the same principle about readers of this “news”letter, but let’s face it. That’s not true. Nearly all G-File readers are cherished, but not all are cherished equally.

As a reader it would seem that I fall into the latter, cherished but not equally so.

So out of the gate we are up to two digs on the Libtardian Menace, and three failed attempts to gin up a laugh, the double edged coda for which the “Load” is famous ends a graph that says literally nothing. Mayhaps the second graph will bear some fruit.

(And, in a year or two when my next book comes out, the great schism in my heart will be between those of you who eagerly purchase my book, and you shameful free riders who, for years, were perfectly happy for me to throw you the gold Aztec idol week after week, but now refuse to throw me the whip as promised, saying “Adios, Señor.” This is the quid people, my next book will be the pro quo.

Run this gibberish through the Janus node and we might find something within that makes sense. The self regard on display is astonishing as is his attempt to coerce a couple of sales out of his pack of “readers” who may be so weighted down with golden Aztec Idols that they find it impossible to make it to the book store, before the Book in question is remanded to the remainder bin. Or maybe this is just him giving them (AztecIdolCollectors™) time to get their waddle on.

The use of latin in the service of an attempted gag, lends both the author and his readers a simulacrum of gravitas. (I just did it too. I bet you are feeling even more substantial than you were before…n’yuk, n’yuk…JKMK,P.)

If you assume each Goldberg File I’ve written is worth a quarter, you should probably convert it into zombie-apocalypse currency and assume it’s equal in value to a can of dog food, six dead D batteries, or a fully operational calk gun. But the price is what the market will bear, and even at that valuation, it would more than cover the price of my forthcoming magnum opus for any longtime reader. You have been put on notice.)

“But the price is what the market will bear,…” “…valuation…”
“…magnum opus…” “…put on notice…” I am reminded that the only reason the market floated this excrescence to prominence was due to a cum-stain on a dress. That is it. In a nutshell. Period.


Reminding myself that he actually gets paid enormous amounts to do his literary version of interpretive dancing has me wishing for a fully operational battle station targeting my current location.

Anyhoo, I was promised Science and so maybe, possibly, we’ll find something in the third graph, but this time I’m going scuba:

I bring this up because Charles Krauthammer is a reader of this “news”letter which, like seeing a spider monkey in your brand new kitchen making crème brûlée with a blowtorch, is both cool and scary.

Namedropping Krauthammer is not science, but is both scary and cool like a spidermonkey gourmand with a blowtorch in a new kitchen….I Wonder if McMe-again has one of those in a cage next to the himalayan salt. But really? Hello? Science? Nope, not yet, more about the super cool and menacing Krauthammer.

Why it’s cool should be obvious. He’s the Hammer. It’s scary because . . . he’s the Hammer. I try very hard not to put a face to my readers because, frankly, this thing is sometimes so stupid and self-indulgent if I imagined a real person reading it, I’d push the keyboard away.

Yeah, we get it Jonah, you can remove your lips from the lap of Charles now. Now the dime on which this chooses to turn, represents something so rarely seen in the wild among movement conservatives, a sense of self awareness, that I really have to see it again…

because, frankly, this thing is sometimes so stupid and self-indulgent if I imagined a real person reading it, I’d push the keyboard away.

Yet he won’t. Will he. Ever…It appears that he is gonna stun us with his acumen and bring science up in the next graph:

Fernal Linguistics

Anyway, Charles is a big fan of “unpaired words.” I don’t mean words with the Bluetooth turned off. I mean . . . hmmm . . . how do I explain?

Get your face the fuck out of the poor doods lap, his pants are soaked through by now.

Well, many times, during the commercial break on Special Report, we’ve gone back and forth — brandy snifters in hand — talking about how we need a president with more feck running an ept and gormful foreign policy. These conversations usually take place after the make-up lady comes into the studio to make sure that we look kempt and shevelled. Well, last Wednesday, the topic came up again, and we kept bandying them about. Which made me think, “This is pretty cool.” It also made me think, “This would be a good riff for the G-File.”

Ha, Ha, Ha, bringing the funny ala Goldberg has me wondering if he is getting paid to make Dennis Miller look good, I mean really, “feck” and “gorm”? Still no science, and Jonah continues to go at krauthammers lap like a starving dog attacking a pound of ground round.

Still, I’m hoping that he isn’t gruntled by this somewhat nocuous and entirely effable effort to rip off one of his favorite parlor games. Indeed, I could have dropped this choate schtick without name-dropping Charles, which might have made it seem less petuous, but why leave my motivation unbeknownst when it can be beknownst? Better to go communicado and cognito, I say. Particularly when I’m still throat clearing as I try to scrounge up a real topic to discuss. Still, I fear I seem quite chalant as I search for sipid things to say. If I don’t work harder, this “news”letter will never be combobulated. (“I don’t want to disrupt your flow here, so I’ll rupt it. But you should know this all comes across as soucient and below even your pareil writing style. I would have thrown this whole thing out the window, but you opted to fenestrate it.” — The Couch)

Thus ends the first page (two more to go for our intrepid mango hunters) in a flourish.

“It takes the dictionary and puts it in the blender. It empties the blender into a salad shooter and sprays the contents upon the wall.”

Which is what I imagine to be his instruction to the interns who clearly show a heavy hand on this, this, thing. That I have no idea whatsoever who the fuck the last parenthetical aside is addressing, I will state that I would willingly sharpen Cheney’s Hardon and pluck out my remaining eye with it, if even my F-Game could not best Jonah’s prose while phoning it in with both hands tied behind its back.

Where I recover the newly missing 20 IQ points is a mystery to me, as is LoadBellies™ Relevance. Maybe he’ll get to science and an actual point on one of the other pages that I won’t be bothered to read….JeebusFuckingX on a hand hewn wooden PogoStick.


Ding Dong, Godwin’sLawIsDead.

I’ve been nibbling at the margins of its corpse for awhile, a number of years actually, well, really, when it boils down to it, I never really did agree, well not exactly,with the premise, though believe it was sound in the time and place in which it was constructed, and it did seem to be a valid charge to make for awhile, which I guess for me ended with a semen stain on a dress, the impeachment of a president, and the subversion of democracy, first by nefarious means, and then ultimately, by fiat, when SCOTUS decided that the election really didn’t matter.

(Really, now, try to see if you can make that sentence longer and still somewhat lucid. Games bloggers play.)

My old pal Lime Rickey in the comments of the Eschaton brought the following snip from a weekend op ed penned by a completely neutral observer,[ ]]]

Laurence H. Silberman, a federal appellate judge appointed by President Ronald Reagan, wrote in the Wall Street Journal that the idea the Bush administration “lied us into Iraq” has gone from “antiwar slogan to journalistic fact.”

The op-ed starts thusly:

In recent weeks, I have heard former Associated Press reporter Ron Fournier on Fox News twice asserting, quite offhandedly, that President George W. Bush “lied us into war in Iraq.”

I found this shocking. I took a leave of absence from the bench in 2004-05 to serve as co-chairman of the Commission on the Intelligence capabilities of the United States Regarding weapons of Mass Destruction

[Mercifully the paywall cuts in at this point.]

First, I have to admit to being gobsmacked even considering the fact that Fox would allow such sacrilicious genuflection to Truth, Justice and the American way, to escape the studio.
That it happened twice seems almost otherworldly, in the realm of the unbelieveable, but I am reminded of Hamlet’s comment to Horatio regarding Heaven and Earth and the things contained therein, that can not be “dreamt of, by his philosophy”.

“[I]t is one thing to assert, then or now, that the Iraq war was ill-advised,” he wrote. “It is quite another to make the horrendous charge that President Bush lied to or deceived the American people about the threat from Saddam.”

This is a pretty heinous charge. I mean the dudes lips were moving, which in this case does not a congenital liar make. Bush may have believed every crumb that dribbled from his maw as Gods own truth, which of course would make him, #notaliar, though I am pretty sure that that justification will get you no where in any actual hall of jurisprudence.

The shit coming outta DubbyDees™ Dribblin’Gob™, during the run-up to war, every last bit of it was wrapped in a candy coating of prevarication, every last bit of it, not only deceptive, but Bush, operating in a zone so far from objective fact as to have earned really only one proper sobriquet, FLyPoS™ (Fucking Lying Piece of Shit!)

After re-litigating the case for invading Iraq, Silberman wrote that the charge could have “potentially dire consequences.”

“I am reminded of a similarly baseless accusation that helped the Nazis come to power in Germany: that the German army had not really lost World War I, that the soldiers instead had been ‘stabbed in the back’ by politicians,” he wrote.

This, right here, is fucking adorable, as adorable as this one panel political ‘toon.


One would really only be safe approaching these levels of Projection wearing UV resistant clothing and welding goggles, forget masterbation, this shit will blind you in a legitimate heartbeat.


What he said is not what he meant.

So Chris X-ie went full Ourobouros on the subject of Vaccinations. Thank dog Daniel Foster was there to FosterSplain it all to us.

Carrying water for Christie must be some difficult work. Filling the bathtub with hand drawn water?…

So this Daniel Foster cat apparently loves him some twitter and while I have yet to figure out to whom the following is directed, the hoops through which he must jump, including a complete re-write to make his point is quite a hoot.

If you’re one of the people in my Twitter feed this morning, chances are you are badly overreacting to comments New Jersey governor Chris Christie made regarding the importance of ”balance” in government policy on vaccination. To show you why, consider a philosophical and then a political point.

First, the philosophical point. Here’s what Christie said:

Mr. Christie, when asked about the connection between the new measles cases and parents who object to the long-recommended vaccine against it, said that he and his wife had vaccinated their four children. He called that “the best expression I can give you of my opinion.”

But he added: “It’s more important what you think as a parent than what you think as a public official. I also understand that parents need to have some measure of choice in things as well. So that’s the balance that the government has to decide.”

Mr. Christie said that “not every vaccine is created equal, and not every disease type is as great a public health threat as others.”

“I think you should vaccinate your kids. And I support some level of government coercion to make sure you do so. But there’s a limit to the level of coercion I support, and it depends in part on the safety of the vaccine and the magnitude of the public-health threat.”

Is that a fair approximation of what Christie said?
If it is, I’m not sure I disagree with any part of it. Do you?

When you have a chance on a do-over, re-writing jackaloon jibberish, molding it into something, putting words that never saw the light of day in the original quote, while completely ignoring half of it, well then, sure. If I were to agree with your “fair approximation bit.”

I mean it would be one thing for the keepers of the kid who was raised by wolves, translated wolf boys gruntings into something understandable, but this is an entirely different fish fry.

Let me put it another way. If you support mandatory, full-spectrum vaccination and oppose “death panels,” you’d better be able to at least gesture at a limited principle located somewhere between the two. To anticipate your reply, of course I think there is such a limiting principle, but there are plenty of tough cases. Children aren’t routinely vaccinated against anthrax, for instance, because of the level and nature of the threat.

Please do…

OK you lost me with the Anthrax. Is there even a vaccination for that? [Edit: Major Kong in comments reminds me that there is in fact, a vax for the thrax, though a bit problematic with respect to gnarly side effects, etc…Point stands, stupid fucking example] Rummy should have had this guy around to put words in his mouth.

Let’s see if there is anything interesting in the comments, because I am done with this shithead and his oh so reasonable tone, also, too, pretending to explain arguments that are not in any respect being made by the people he is trying to defend.

Interestingly large amount of sanity in the comments over there. Apparently to some Christie is not “One of Us.”
But here is a good one.

W.A. Jones • a day ago

Mr. Foster,
Thank you for your comments. I can’t say that enough. I’m really surprised at the conservatives I respect and admire (including David Burge) who are slinging the words “freaks” and “nuts” around so liberally. Do remember that the far left considers anyone to their right to also be a freak and a nut.

I highly recommend the stories posted on The Daily Sheeple website.

My wife is one of those anti-vaccine folks and I can assure you she is no freak or nut, and that she would lay down her life for our children. She and many others are also doing their own research into what is contained in the vaccines. You can look it up — it’s no secret — and all you can say is, “Oh, well, it’s a little mercury.”

That’s a fair argument — fetal cells vs. getting the measles or the flu. But it’s not fair to call other people names because you look past their argument and question their motives or, worse, claim they hate their children.

The best argument I know for the pro-vaccine parents is this: if your child is protected from my child, then shut the hell up because you have nothing to worry about.

I can think of a pro gun nut after the inevitable government issuance to all citizens of body armor stating that he should be able to fire his assault weapon in random directions as ostensible we would all be protected, yada yada, or in an example where the gubment mandates the wearing of full body latex suits…

This game could get ugly and disgusting pretty quickly.


Reagan was wearing the Flag, Falwell was carrying the Bible

Anyway this shit went down.

So yet another example of what some might call the creep of Fascism or fascistic tendencies has slithered over the transom, but before we move along let us take a gander of some of what might constitute a fascist situation .

Dr. Lawrence Britt has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia) and several Latin American regimes. Britt found 14 defining characteristics common to each:

1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism – Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.


2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights – Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of “need.” The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.


3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause – The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.


4. Supremacy of the Military – Even when there are widespread
domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.

Triple Check.

5. Rampant Sexism – The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.


6. Controlled Mass Media – Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.


7. Obsession with National Security – Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.

Klaxon’s yelling Check

8. Religion and Government are Intertwined – Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government’s policies or actions.


9. Corporate Power is Protected – The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.

Check. And check for the ones that follow as well.

10. Labor Power is Suppressed – Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.

11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts – Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.

12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment – Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.

13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption – Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.

14. Fraudulent Elections – Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.

From Liberty Forum



So we got at the very fucking least 12 of the criteria checked off. Nice. So back to the current example of the creeping menace…

San Francisco’s public defender has released a video showing police arresting a deputy public defender outside a courtroom for intervening in an interaction between police and her client.

The video shows Deputy Public Defender Jami Tillotson refusing to step aside as a man identified as San Francisco Police Inspector Brian Stansbury tries to take a cellphone picture of Tillotson’s client in a hallway at the Hall of Justice on Tuesday.

White defense attorney (not sure why I used the qualifier) arrested in the hall of a courthouse for defending her African American client (oh wait, maybe that’s it)for defending her client. All of it caught on tape. Is it possible that the decision in the Garner case might have given somebody some ideas?

The video shows Deputy Public Defender Jami Tillotson refusing to step aside as a man identified as San Francisco Police Inspector Brian Stansbury tries to take a cellphone picture of Tillotson’s client in a hallway at the Hall of Justice on Tuesday.

“I just want to take some pictures, ok? Then he will be free to go,” says Stansbury on the video. Tillotson refuses and Stansbury then tells her she can either step aside or be arrested for resisting arrest, according to the subtitles on the YouTube video.

Tillotson, an 18-year veteran of the public defender’s office, is calm throughout the video and does not resist officers. She continues to assert she is representing her client as she is led away.

“I just want to take some pictures”?!?!? What the fuck? Why? Presuming the client of the public defender has been arrested and awaits or is already involved in the Judicial process there should already be at the very least a “picture”.

It would seem that “resisting arrest” has a heretofore unknown scope which seems to include “breathing while not being an authoritarian”.

Unless of course you are an African American Police Officer.

A San Francisco police officer has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city, saying he was racially profiled, choked and wrongfully arrested during a traffic stop by several colleagues who ignored him when he said he was an officer.

Lorenzo Adamson, 43, said he was stopped in his Honda Accord by a field training officer on Lane Street in the Bayview neighborhood about 8:15 p.m. May 30 for not having a license plate.

Officer Brian Stansbury immediately asked Adamson if he was on probation or parole, a question that made Adamson believe he was being racially profiled, according to the suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Oakland. Adamson is African American and Stansbury is white.

Adamson, a 15-year veteran who is on disability leave for a back injury he suffered while on the job, objected to Stansbury’s question and told the officer, “What does not having a plate on my car have to do with being on parole or probation? Shouldn’t you be asking for my license, registration and insurance?” the suit said. Stansbury replied, “That’s what we do out here,” according to the suit, filed by civil rights attorney John Burris.

One thing I noticed is that between these two events Stansbury, who in the former case was an officer only a little over a year ago is in the current case referred to as a Police Inspector, which I presume, indicates that he has had been promoted in the interim. He must be doing something right, or more importantly, satisfying an agenda.


Could this possibly be related to my point?

h/t Adam_Hominem


Do not Fuck With his Children

Was hanging out at another place and ran into another discussion about the trial currently underway about the children of Martin Luther King fighting about whether or not the have a right to sell some shit. I have paid little or no attention to the case as 1: I feel like it is none of my fucking business, and 2: Because it is none of my fucking business.

I have made this point in a couple of comment threads, but this morning, some individuals that I really respect, and who may have missed my previous exhortations on this issue, seemed to have still missed the point. Actually there are more than a few involved in what seems to be the continuing tragedy that forms the legacy of Martin Luther King.



I have paid zero attention to the issue. My cognizance is limited to comments about it that I have come across, but it has begun to dawn on me that I do have a dog in this fight, well that is a bit of bullshit, because it is not my business. The bigger mongrel concerns certain facts of certain matters, which chiefly among these are race. The shit that really woke my ass up this morning were a couple of comments from friends of mine.

Just reading about Martin Luther King, Jr’s children.

Bet he is spinning in his grave about now.

The sons want his Bible and Peace Prize (apparently to sell) and his daughter wants them to be accessible to the public.


There is nothing inherently wrong with this, and it is a “mess.” But, it is fundimentaly none of our fucking business. This was not the comment that set me off, what did was the following reply to this comment:

They take the fun right out of dysfunctional


My reply:

Please choose more appropriate targets for your snark.

The kids in question lost their father at a very early age, in the worst possible way imaginable.

Kicking down is what that shit is.

Also, they (the children of mlk) have been coopted by the most vile pack of jackels…the same ones that wish to ruin us all

Forgive me if i find your quip offensive.

And credit is due to the target of my response as he followed thusly:

Point taken. Thank you.

I love both of these guys, but both struck a particularly sensitive nerve. Another beloved commenter, whom I have actually had the pleasure to meet in person had previously stated with respect to the discussion that

They probably need the $, I doubt his estate was very large. Also, too, a sense of entitlement to their dad’s legacy.

Which got me thinking about Tulsa, Rosewood, Lynchings, Redlining, colored only water fountains and the attendant raft of indignities which continue to plague the African American population to this day. To this I responded:


Black people have rarely had any such luxury of acquiring anything resembling.

And they are more entitled to his legacy than any of us are.

I am sure that there are vastly more interesting battles in court for even more ridiculous and petty reasons going on among the landed scions of old money transpiring that we never hear abt.

This was composed on a phone with a small keyboard with one finger so fuck the typos.

The point was momentarily forgotten, the point which really matters in any discussion of this situation, sorry one of the points, Blacks in this country have been systematically fucked from the get go while having to watch numerous waves of immigrants become absorbed into the privilege that has traditionally been granted to the European, cum Asian, and to a smaller extent Caribbean/Central(light skinned varietal’s only) Americans, which they enjoy as we speak.

We don’t own the legacy of Martin Fucking Luther King. We would love to. However, the fucking Jackassed RatFucking MotherFuckers on the right have been attempting to abscond with it for my entire fucking life.

“…color of my children…judged by the content of their character…”
This shit has been used to justify so much sophistry that if it was water it could float the fucking earth. It has always made me want to fucking scream.

The children involved own his legacy. Period.

As far as I am concerned only those who lost a parent in his prime to assasination, one who had made such an impact on the world, can opine about the subject, anyone choosing to throw barbs, toss about witty asides, can fuck themselves in my book.


Jonah ‘as one Nipping at ‘is ‘heels

Let us take a trip to the NRO, where apparently, they are grooming a replacement for the cone appointed, current occupant of the “corner” at the Corner. They may have unearthed someone even more stupid though less cheeto stained than Jonah “Fruit of the Loins of Lucianne” Goldberg.

Introducing one ‘eather Mac Donald. Who seems to want to have one of the last words on NYPD fluffing and Mayor ‘atin. Imma gonna start in a few graphs because this one is…let’s just see shall we:

It began on December 20, 2014, when a thug from Brooklyn assassinated two police officers….

I’m sure we’ll get to the what some time down the road, but at least a couple of things stand out. First she just had to use the shiny new code word that is a poor, but slightly satisfying replacement for nigger, kind of like a winger having to take to coffee mate rather than half and half. I feel them their pain. If it were up to me I’d open the gates and let them have at it in public like so many pent up racists have been flinging it freely of late in the comment sections of finer online pallazi.

Thug, assassin, check. By now it should be common knowledge that the assassin in question was from Baltimore, not Brooklyn, but for a woman on a mission it is an easy mistake to make and Brooklyn is of course in the wingnut universe about the pantheon, possibly second only to Detroit a safe word for Niggerville.

Back to Mac Donald. Out of the gate:

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is “comfortable” with himself. So the city learned during the biggest crisis to hit a New York mayoralty in recent memory. “I’m comfortable with the fact that I’ve always tried to tell the truth and stay true to my values,” de Blasio said in mid January, as police officers across New York City continued a work slowdown that had brought discretionary police activity to a virtual standstill. De Blasio’s breezy self-assurance was revealing but unfortunate, since it was his belief in his own mission as social-justice truth-teller that had pushed the police into revolt in the first place.

I guess “comfortable” is a newly terrifying state of mind for someone longing for the luxuries of hairshirts and self flagellation (for thee of course). Ten to one this is yet another reactionary Catholic. It seems that not only does Mac discuss the continued own goal of discretionary policing, it seems as something that is fine as a tactic because the real criminal in all of this is the Mayor.

Just about par for the course in wingnitpicking sophistry.

Law enforcement in New York may be on the rise for now, but in the long term public safety remains at risk from an activist mayor who sees his base as the anti-police Left.

Blink, blink, blink. this is some quantum shit, effect proceeding cause, cats and dogs, a fucking word salad worthy of Palin.

Indeed, following a grand jury’s decision on December 3 not to indict New York police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the arrest that led to the death of Eric Garner, de Blasio attributed the incident to “centuries of racism.” De Blasio then personalized his racism charge against the NYPD. The mayor worried “every night,” he said, about the “dangers” that his biracial son, Dante, might face from “officers who are paid to protect him.”

At the time, these remarks — based in thorough ignorance of the facts about policing and crime — were a body blow to the rank and file. But after the Ramos and Liu assassinations, carried out in the name of Eric Garner and Ferguson teen Michael Brown, they became a source of visceral rage, as they fed the atmosphere of escalating cop hatred that led to the killings.

This shit goes on for four more rambling pages, and I have only shared maybe a 1/9th of the first page with you, and quite frankly just don’t have it in me to rebuke this package of ahistorical, falsehood, and misinterperative dances with word salads.

Honestly I don’t know how they do it. Though given the quality of craft, subject matter, and publication date, this was a work in progress for the better part of two months running and rent is soon due.



Everything I write could have that title. Fucking White People, the ones who have racing stripes in their underoos, (also fondly known as “Skidmarks” at least that is what the got us kids giggling back in my day) can’t live without the sonorous harmonies of Fox in the morning, Rush in the afternoon, a story or two wedged in betwixt a trip to Walmart, those white people. About half of you netherscratching sons of bitches anyway. Honestly I don’t think as many of your womenfolk are as terrified.

I have a thesis that states that gun control discussions would be opened up in a heartbeat if a band of 20-30 brothers were sent packing with AR-15′s to Walmart’s in open carry states. Worked in California when Reagan was Governor

Something like that would do nicely. Put a nice little racing stripe in even Rush Limbaughs voluminous undergarments……Sorry about that.

Let’s see. Yes, it comes as little surprise that the feds could not bring a case against Wilson, there really was never any hope given the limited latitude they had to work with. So Wilson can now rest easy on his pile of BloodMoney™.

So not a skinhead. And the eyes are asparkle with intelligence.

What happens when terrified white guy encounters armed Negro

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has asked vigilantes to please be careful about which gun owners they choose to attack after a black concealed carry permit holder was wrongly assaulted at a Florida Walmart.


Gotta say this guys has the same look in the eye as the Wilson cat. Let us see what his particular beef was (gonna bet that it was a variation on the theme of breathing while niggering):

According to the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office, 62-year-old Clarence Daniels was entering Walmart with his legally concealed firearm to buy coffee creamer on Tuesday when he was spotted by 43-year-old vigilante Michael Foster.

Foster, who is white, had observed Daniels conceal the weapon under his coat before he came into the store. When Daniels crossed the threshold, Foster tackled him and placed him in a choke-hold, Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Larry McKinnon explained.

Bravery leapt into the breach. Put an old man in a choke-hold because, well, niggers don’t have rights in this country anymore. This is most certainly the case in Florida. But there is a decent ending to the story insofar as the white guy getting busted.

“He’s got a gun!” Foster reportedly exclaimed.

“I have a permit!” Daniels repeatedly shouted back.

After a struggle, the men were separated. Deputies later arrived and Foster was charged with battery.

“Unfortunately he tackled a guy that was a law-abiding citizen,” McKinnon noted. “We understand it’s alarming for people to see other people with guns, but Florida has a large population of concealed weapons permit holders.”

“Unfortunately.” Yeah, that’s it. The understanding is so cuddly as well. It is almost as if the dude is upset that he had to book the vigilante. One thing the terrified racing stripe crowd seems to forget is that Old Black Dudes know the fucking law. You see an old Black Dude packing, 9 to 10 the guy has a right to do so. Fucking Idiots.

[edit- some days I am a shit ass copy editor. mostly I am actually pretty good but jeebus o peet...not done yet.]



TheyAllLookAlike, Don’tTheyKillHorses

This cat is gonna give the Tea Party response to the state of the Union address tonight. He has a wonderful smile, charming ways and compliments the two guests of the State Department, who are not in fact, Indian nationals. This is some of what we had hoped that the legacy of Martin Luther King might have put a dent in. Whither Wingers, who seemingly, like the poor in the old testament, will always be among us.

I present to you Rep. Curt Clawson of Florida:

Fucking Florida….For those who might be video challenged…

“I’m familiar with your country; I love your country,” the freshman congressman said. “Anything I can do to make the relationship with India better, I’m willing and enthusiastic about doing so.”

“Just as your capital is welcome here to produce good-paying jobs in the U.S., I’d like our capital to be welcome there,” he added. “I ask cooperation and commitment and priority from your government in so doing. Can I have that?”

The American, a state department official answers thusly:

“I think your question is to the Indian government,” Nisha Biswal said. “We certainly share your sentiment, and we certainly will advocate that on behalf of the U.S.”

Parallels certain to exist historically in Rome and Greece, Persia and Egypt escape me at the moment. nonetheless there were smirking idiots who would generally have difficulty finding their ass with a flash light and a map in the midst of taking a dump while slowly strangling the remains of the respective empires.


Brilliant Image. And following a speech, that if the wingnuts want to co-opt King, they better get busy with the time machine.

Since I am a preacher by trade, I suppose it is not surprising that I have seven major reasons for bringing Vietnam into the field of my moral vision. There is at the outset a very obvious and almost facile connection between the war in Vietnam and the struggle I, and others, have been waging in America. A few years ago there was a shining moment in that struggle. It seemed as if there was a real promise of hope for the poor — both black and white — through the poverty program. There were experiments, hopes, new beginnings. Then came the buildup in Vietnam and I watched the program broken and eviscerated as if it were some idle political plaything of a society gone mad on war, and I knew that America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued to draw men and skills and money like some demonic destructive suction tube. So I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor and to attack it as such.

Perhaps the more tragic recognition of reality took place when it became clear to me that the war was doing far more than devastating the hopes of the poor at home. It was sending their sons and their brothers and their husbands to fight and to die in extraordinarily high proportions relative to the rest of the population. We were taking the black young men who had been crippled by our society and sending them eight thousand miles away to guarantee liberties in Southeast Asia which they had not found in southwest Georgia and East Harlem. So we have been repeatedly faced with the cruel irony of watching Negro and white boys on TV screens as they kill and die together for a nation that has been unable to seat them together in the same schools. So we watch them in brutal solidarity burning the huts of a poor village, but we realize that they would never live on the same block in Detroit. I could not be silent in the face of such cruel manipulation of the poor.