10/31/13

Tits 'r Taz 'er


Wish this was a Halloween prank, but it's a real news story.  Uniformed cop goes to where this woman works, demands she show him her tits.
She refuses. He pulls a tazer. She runs, he chases her, firing the tazer "numerous times".
Because she wouldn't show her tits.

Read it and weep.


10/30/13

10/29/13

Getting to the bottom of ... things


Sigh. In their ongoing efforts to make me ashamed of my country,  our so-called leaders have held a so-called hearing wherein they compete like a pack of Jr. High Mean Girls, to bully a woman because some website is slow.

While Time Warner Cable had me on hold, I watched Kathleen Sebelius earn my everlasting admiration. She not only took responsibility but endured their degrading pile-on with real class; not once did she scream  FUCK YOU YOU HYPOCRITICAL LYING CORPORATE WHORE like I would've. 


But that's minor.



 At the same time they were putting on their clown show there was a hearing about all the thousands of people  we  they are murdering, and none of them BOTHERED TO SHOW UP.   

I no longer love blue skies. In fact I now prefer gray skies. The drones do not fly when the skies are gray, and for a short period of time the mental tension and fear eases.
--Zubair Rehman, teenager

Raw Story covered the hearing, you can watch the video with the crying translator.  Just lately we met Malala, and now we're meeting the Rehman family. This is long overdue, and I hope Americans will begin to see them as people, just like the victims of Newtown.

Here's the honor roll, the five congresspeople who have souls.
Rep. Alan Grayson, who called the hearing in the first place
Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.)
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)
Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ)
Rep. Rick Nolan (D-Minn.)

10/28/13

QFT


There’s no logical reason to argue, “Men are so irresponsible and flighty that they can’t keep their dick in their pants, so let’s give them the power to run the world and give none of it to women.” You need to add, “God said so,” at the end of that so that people stifle the obvious questions.

That's Amanda talking about men who cheat. You can read the whole thing here if you want, but that just leapt out at me. 


10/27/13

Lynx


This is incredible. First off, most people wouldn't even care about some dead snakes, but this guy did.   Second off,
/indian-man-single-handedly-plants-a-1360-acre-forest


Who says one person can't make a difference?


I've built some boats myself, but this, this  is just ....  impressive.
a kayak that's a submarine!


Does your car have a pup holder?



The plot thickens.  Way long ago all the dinosaurs died, and just before that, all the bees died, just like they're doing now.   


Hooray for the Red Brigade. Sometimes a good ass-kicking is what people need.  These ladies bring it.


Judges in Iran are devout Muslims have shit for brains so they sentenced some guys to dress up like women. That, y'unnerstand, will humiliate them unbearably.  ROFL, didn't work. Check it out, some of these guys are hot!



Here's a song I like
Somebody claimed there aren't many good protest songs now, like back in the day, when the women and children 'we' killed were in Vietnam. He could be right, I don't get out much. Half the songs then were protest songs and they gave a lot of momentum to the antiwar movement. That was before our Sith Lords figured out to get control of the media.

Anyways,


Yeh, this one's for the workers who toil night and day
By hand and by brain to earn your pay
Who for centuries long past for no more than your bread
Have bled for your countries and counted your dead

In the factories and mills, in the shipyards and mines
We've often been told to keep up with the times
For our skills are not needed, they've streamlined the job
And with sliderule and stopwatch our pride they have robbed

We're the first ones to starve, we're the first ones to die
The first ones in line for that pie-in-the-sky
And we're always the last when the cream is shared out
For the worker is working when the fat cat's about

And when the sky darkens and the prospect is war
Who's given a gun and then pushed to the fore
And expected to die for the land of our birth
Though we've never owned one lousy handful of earth?

All of these things the worker has done
From tilling the fields to carrying the gun
We've been yoked to the plough since time first began
And always expected to carry the can

-Dropkick Murphys

10/26/13

Women Drivers




Today's the day women in Saudi Arabia taking a big risk by "stirring the stagnant waters" they call it, by driving cars, civilly disobeying the brainless controlfreaks that won't allow such sluttiness.   Good analogy; your country's pretty damn stagnant when a person can't drive to the grocery store. 

Well fuck those guys. They're doing it anyway, and so far it's gone off with no arrests or anything.   Woot!  Eighteenth century here we come!

Everybody seems to really like this song, so here's it too


10/24/13

A genetically modified fable


Update, Democracy concedes. See scorecard at bottom. 

------
"Excuse me, but this food you served us? I think there's something wrong with it."

"Don't be silly, it's good for you."

"It has a funny chemical taste. What's in it?"

"I'm not going to tell you."

"We're all getting nauseous, I think this food is poisoned.  Tell us what's in it!"

"Fuck you, I'm rich."
--- or, ---

Way long time ago, in a mythical land that probably only existed in our imaginations but was still a nice place to aspire to, there was an ISSUE.  Since this mythical land was a DEMOCRACY, the people put the ISSUE up for a vote. 350,000 people voted YES! Only 10 people voted NO!  So the land did what the 13,000 people wanted, and everyone was happy, even the ten people.

But an evil wizard cast a spell over the land, and all was changed. When there was an ISSUE, instead of counting their votes the people counted their MONEY. The 13,000 people had TWENTY FIVE dollars! The ten people had HALF A MILLION dollars. So the not-so-mythical land did what the ten people wanted, and fuck everybody else.




Washington state is trying to get ingredients listed on GMO products. The makers of Napalm, Agent Orange, and Bhopal don't wanna.
-----
Update,  latest score:
    93% of the population:   550 
                ten so-called "people" :  21,000,000

Democracy concedes.


10/23/13

What you're worth


You're not a person. Get used to it, in this shiny new Homeland we're not people, we're “human capital”  ( isn't that an evocative name?)

Four units of human capital

and Human Capital Management Software is the coming thing in business. Corporations love it, so much that only one worker in five is now on a regular schedule.

What it means is that you, the slave,  indentured servant  team member are expected to set aside any plans you have for anything, ever, because you might have to be there for work, and you won't find out till the last minute. Goodbye college, second job, child care arrangements, life.

Also too, full time work? LOL! How quaint. You work as many hours as the company says, and beg for enough to be able to pay a bill. Hoping for a raise in the minimum wage? They've got a way to stiff you even then.

You have to go to work and come home after, not just magically be there. It takes about a half hour each way to cover the average commuting distance of 13 miles, and that's not counting any time you have to spend getting ready—shutting down whatever you're doing, putting things away and such, cleaning up, changing clothes—so every day you work you give your employer at least an extra hour of your time.

Also, most people drive to work so they have to pay for gas and maintenance on a vehicle. The standard mileage allowance from the Dept of Transportation is fifty cents a mile so that 26 mile round trip costs you $13.00. Three or four dollars of that buys gas and the rest, well, auto shops--$80/hour.

Minimum wage is $7.25 / hour. Approximately ten per cent goes to taxes so you take home $6.53. Three hours work gives you $19.59, minus the thirteen dollars you spent to get there, so you get $6.59 for your day's work.
A day's pay: six and a half bucks.

Since you spent a total of four hours to get it,
you're being paid $1.64 per hour.


What if they raise the minimum wage to $10 like in California?

$10 minus 10% tax →$9
X3 hour shift → $27
less transportation → $14
spread over four hours = $3.50 per hour.

What if they let you work a full eight hour shift?

Then the Californian goes from $3.50/hr to $6.50.

The minimum wage worker's $1.64 becomes $4.36.

It puts more money in your pocket to work a full shift than to get a raise in wages.  Not that human capital has any need for money, or pockets.


10/19/13

Scary Assed Machines


“We’ve talked about this. You can be brave.”
 changed to

 "Can we come back tomorrow?"

This is a CT scanner

To a little kid an MRI machine is terrifying.  They're so scared they can't lie still long enough, and have to be sedated usually.

Well this guy went and did something about it.   There should be a Nobel Peace Prize for stuff like this, and  should get it.  In this case, seeing  "patient satisfaction scores ... up 90 percent" is even better.





10/18/13

teh new Public


Did not see this coming. From the local paper's website

Q: Why can't I see the comments?
A: Comments on this site are public, which means anyone logged in or out of Facebook should be able to view them.

 So now journalism exists to inform  the public  people on Facebook. Maybe the government exists to serve the general public  people on Facebook too.  Who knew?


10/17/13

How not to pick up women


link to local news coverage,

So right down the street from here, at a nice classy bar downtown a drunk old fart, who happens to be  a cop but off duty so effectively a civilian, starts bothering a woman who happens to be US Marine.  She's 23 and hot, he's 49 and not--definitely.  So what does he do?

Goes out to his car, gets his badge and handcuffs, and gun (!), brings them in, cuffs her hands behind her back, tortures her by twisting the cuffs and her arms, slams her head into a metal table so hard it breaks, while screaming at her and threatening to arrest anybody who interferes.  Sluttywhorecuntbitch had it coming, right?

For once, no.  The real cops came and--shock--arrested the fucker.   Surprise bonus--he got fired and charged with assault and battery.

Well, whaddaya know.

D'ya spose it's a coincidence that this same sheriff's department he works for has it's very own APC, "the Peacemaker", that it calls out about once a month.  They're proud as hell of it, here is it
A real babe magnet, eh? And yes, that's a belt fed 50 caliber machine gun sitting up there. The suit palying with his balls is the local Sheriff.

The attitude spreads like an infection.  You use overwhelming force to arrest pot smokers, why not use it to pick up chicks?  Expect more of this.


10/16/13

Hooray for drones



Just for lulz, this drone got stuck on top of the local courthouse 



Scarily, it's easy to mount a gun on one: here's a video.
Drones are only a tool tho, what matters is the nut behind the wheel. They do lots of good things like


 map coral reefs

keep  beaches clear of goose crap

and stuff like that.

That's pizza

OTOH, sometimes they fall out of the sky--on you

or even  mess up your wedding


10/15/13

Patterns



I am not a crook
  Nixon  


I did not have sexual relations with that woman
  Clinton 


This government does not torture people
  Bush   


We don't have a domestic spying program
  Obama   



Anybody see a pattern here?  

10/14/13

Rehab


THIS job is a success!



How long did it take to do that, you ask? How about three years?   How about a program to create millions of jobs, triple everybody's income, feed the world, and restore--not just save--the environment?

Here's a documentary explaining how, and if I can't help saying it, stating the bleeding obvious.  Worth watching,


their website is here  

10/13/13

New Tea Party Flag


It's tough out there for Teabagger. They need a rebranding.  As a first step, update the logo to more accurately reflect the party's activities:




10/12/13

Shutting that whole thing down





Pete Sessions (R-Mordor) brags about how he heroically [cue stirring music] opened the memorial, LOL, with bolt cutters, lol, when this guy asks why he doesn't put the shutdown up for a vote. Ever ready with a soundbite and an insult, he sez

"We're not French, we don't surrender."
Here's the video.

Best. comment. ever. =

"Appomattox ain't in France, Pete."


ROFLMFAO!!!

10/8/13

How do you ask a little girl to be the last one to die for a mistake?



"How do you ask a man to be the last one to die for a mistake?"

John Kerry asked this in his ---  "compelling and passionate condemnation of the Vietnam war. Kerry’s historic testimony was a turning point and created an unstoppable momentum of public support" ---   but he was talking about adult soldiers




How do you ask a little girl to be the one to die for your mistake?



It's pretty easy, for a congressman.

Here's the congressman


and here's the little girl he wants to kill
Maddie Major, age 8


What could possibly be more important than trying to save the life of a child?



Well, for Rep. Daryl Issa , it's getting some paperwork.
For these children, it's getting a chance to live.

For Rep. Dennis Ross, it's a matter of pride.
For these children, it's a matter of death.

Rep Marlin Stutzman, says, "We're not going to be disrespected"
The children say, We're not going to be alive.

Maddie is so light years above these cretins in courage, honor, and compassion, all she  has to say is
  
  "Love. My only answer is love."

You can meet her in this video, and let's all hope that no child is the last die for these mistakes.  

10/1/13

Government Response

Climate news


Latest findings of the Intergovernmental Panel is out, and





it says  Humans are warming atmosphere and climate change is irreversible unless we act now.
unless everyone puts aside their own selfish interests and invests in green, sustainable,
invests in ponies and rainbows 
people up and change human nature
Aw, fuck it, we're all going to die.