Saturday, April 27, 2013


Obama will sign the restoration of full funding for air traffic controllers.  The Sequester is being repealed, one line item at a time.

Airport delays inconvenience non-poor white people so FAA funding is the first budget to be restored.

Remember Five Easy Pieces?


Youtube clip here.

Let's divide the Federal Budget into two categories:

1) Social programs, and

2) Everything else.

Right-wingers, which these days includes the entire Republican Party, hate spending on Social Programs, especially those that benefit poor and non-white people.

Republicans want to reduce social programs for these folks to zero.

But the Democrats resist cutting social programs in any obvious way...  just as:

The diner doesn't have sides of toast on the lunch menu.

So the Dems and Repubs get together and pull a Jack Nicholson.

They do a Sequester on all spending which is like Jack ordering the Chicken Salad Sandwich on toast.

Jack holds one thing at a time until there's nothing left but the toast.

Dem/Rebubs gradually restore the budgets of everything but the social programs.

In the end it's the same result: targeted cuts to social programs, piece of toast.

In summary:

Sequester = Chicken Salad on Toast,

Social program cuts = Toast.

They think they're being slick.

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Saturday, April 20, 2013


Seems like everyone but me thinks that Barack Obama, whatever else, is a smart guy.

-He's Harvard Law, Review Editor;

-He wrote two best selling books;

-He's a professor of constitutional law,

-Blah blah.

I contend that he's not very smart at all.


Please, someone, tell me one interesting thing Barry has ever said. 

Who can forget Bill Clinton's convention performance as "Explainer in Chief." Isn't that Barry's job?


Putting current events into greater historical context is a prime function of any president.  I think of fireside chats.

Obama can't explain anything except that:

In negotiations, neither side can expect to get 100%.

Well, duh. What he doesn't explain is his willingness to give away 99%.

Plus, conclusive proof that Obama is a dumbshit was his preposterous assertion, his guiding principle, that:

Congressional Republicans are good-faith negotiating partners who will put common sense and the welfare of the nation ahead of partisan interests.

Skipping through the woods, everything a big bad wolf could want.

Say "Grandma," I see this guy's face.


Don't pull back the covers, please.

And as for likeability. I don't like mass murder, torture, or imperial aggression.

I don't like the trashing of Magna Carta, Common Law, and the Bill of Rights.

And I don't like malefactors of great wealth, who seem to be Barry's best friends.

So I don't like Barry. Not at all.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013


A great thing about my classical Jesuit high school education is that while avowing Roman Catholic ideology we mostly studied the pagan roots (classical Greece and Rome) of European culture.

First year Latin (Sweet) was taught using "basic sentences." The first basic sentence was Vestis virum facit. Clothes make the man.

I think number 2 was, Manus manum lavat. One hand washes the other.

Neither of which was uttered by Christ.


We were taught that some of the most basic European concepts and values were demonstrated in the Iliad and Odyssey of Homer.

So I was highly disturbed by Barack Obama's treatment of Osama Bin Laden's corpse.  Why?

Because Zeus finds it offensive.

Wikipedia synopsizes the final book (chapter) of the Iliad thusly:

(24) Dismayed by Achilles' continued abuse of Hector's body, Zeus decides that it must be returned to Priam. Led by Hermes, Priam takes a wagon out of Troy, across the plains, and enters the Greek camp unnoticed. He grasps Achilles by the knees and begs to have his son's body. Achilles is moved to tears, and the two lament their losses in the war. After a meal, Priam carries Hector's body back into Troy. Hector is buried, and the city mourns.

So, the final event of European "sacred scripture" is Greek hero Achilles returning the corpse of his mortal enemy, Hector, to Hector's people. This was Zeus' decision.


Failing to return Osama Bin Laden's body, for what his people would determine to be fitting disposition, is an offense against Zeus.

The Jesuits made it very clear: it's not wise to offend Zeus.


What if some victims of Maggie Thatcher's economic thuggery had managed to steal her corpse, and then announced that her body had been buried at sea?

Enormous outrage, no?

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Saturday, April 13, 2013


What percentage of Americans know that since the death of Maggie Thacher,

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead

has been the the best-selling song in England?

The BBC has had to censor its play.


And huge protests are expected today in Trafalgar Square. Security will be tight for the funeral.

The US press doesn't say much about this public disrespect. Such disrespect for the recently deceased, taboo  in most English-speaking countries, is reserved for the vilest of human beings.

The common wisdom being pushed is that Margaret Thacher was a great leader, just like Ronald Reagan.

Another political death barely mentioned has been the death of the Jesse Jackson brand.

I'm old enough to remember this Jesse Jackson.


Jesse Sr. went on to make a living advocating for black aspirations but accomplishing almost nothing except to establish the right of corrupt black officials to hide in posh hospitals just like white corrupt officials.

His namesake offspring was given a Chicago congressional seat for life and he stole a bunch of money to buy bling.


Then he claimed mental illness. Mayo Clinic, the most expensive hospital in the region, said he had a kind of depression with a weird Latin name which translates roughly:

"Sad because caught red handed."

He was not too bummed out to run for reelection in the midst of all this because, "Heck, the constituents don't care."

To say that JJ Junior disrespected the legacy of Martin Luther King is trite.

Somewhat more subtle is Barack Obama's concerted disrespect for MLK. It's almost like Khrushchev's de-Stalinization.


First, Obama accepts a Nobel Prize and says King's pacifism was "well intentioned, but stupid."

Then he somehow approves the abominable MLK monument in DC, which is all about artistic gesture and seems dedicated to the notion that a black man can wear a business suit.


Heck, even if you like the gesture, even if you like the stern, unsympathetic, pose, the face looks nothing like MLK.


Oprah, Jesse, Jesse Jr., Barack demonstrate a basic premise of the civil rights movement: that blacks are equal to whites. What painful irony!

Like, what's the difference between Junior ripping off his black constituents, and Strom Thurmond's long term affair with a black women?


Save your breath, Jesse.

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Sunday, April 07, 2013


According to the New York Times this morning, Rutgers officials had known for some time about the abusive, assaultive, homophobic behavior of now-disgraced basketball coach Mike Rice.


Coach Rice's behavior constituted an ongoing defect in the Rutgers basketball program. We know this because school officials took steps to correct it.

Have Rutgers basketball recruiters been selling a defective product?

Simple question: during the last recruiting season, was this program defect revealed to prospective recruits?

Before committing to a college basketball program, it seems you'd want to know if it was run by a homophobic, psycho-bully.

Important: in cases where the prospective recruits were minors, was this program defect revealed to the parents?

If this crucial defect was not revealed, the recruits and/or their parents should have a cause of action against the university.


Will Barchi be signing those checks?

Or will it be New Jersey's top bully?


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Saturday, April 06, 2013


Obama sees his only accomplishment, Obamacare, coming apart at the seems. The year 2014 will show significantly increased costs and decreased services.


The rapacious healthcare-for-profit industry will report record profits.

Unless the economy picks up, Barry might have to start a war to divert attention away from the Obamacare debacle.

He knows that his presidency has failed.

He knows he'll be as big a joke as George W. Bush.

He's already thinking of post-presidential career options.

Knowing he'll be a B-list celebrity, more of a curiosity, like Todd Bridges and Tonya Harding, he's thinking of becoming a beauty-contest judge.

He knows what he likes and he's not afraid to say so, and let the chips fall.

Swanson, Lori

He's bold enough to make the tough decisions, like telling Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson, that she just not as beautiful as Kamala Harris.

Most men would be afraid to jump into such waters. Barry is fearless.

By the way, how about that Jodi Arias?


When justice has prevailed, they can correspond from their prison cells. They'll compare/contrast her emotions while stabbing her boyfriend, with Barry's exhilaration watching drone-strike videos.

Come on, you know she's hot.

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I'm walking down the street and someone throws a four-pound object at me while screaming, "You fucking faggot!"

That would be a hate crime.  Correct?

The damage the thrown object did to me would determine whether it's a felony or misdemeanor, but it's definitely a hate crime.


Numerous such acts recorded on videotape have been widely viewed, but law enforcement has done nothing.

The perp is a college basketball coach. The victims are student-athletes at a public university.

After the tapes became public some people (who turned out to be morally unfit for their jobs) were fired. The coach was fired, along with his boss and his assistant.

The guy in charge of the whole mess still has his job and claims ignorance.


Apparently, one requirement for a high salary is the willingness to claim ignorance.  Heck, Jeff Skilling couldn't find his ass with both hands (he claimed), but he made millions.


Is it punishment to lose a job for which you were not qualified (due to hatred of gay people or lack of moral fiber, or because of "ignorance") in the first place?

When some low level guy commits a crime he goes to jail AND he loses his job.

There has been zero outcry about the lack of law enforcement in this case.

Are they waiting for someone to die?

Meanwhile, even deadweight hacks such as Bill Nelson are tripping over themselves to not be the last American politician to endorse same-sex marriage (or, the less sexualized "marriage equality").


So, gay marriage? OK!

Prosecute anti-gay hate crimes? HELL NO!

To show an inkling of how offensive coach Rice's words were, Rutgers should:

1) Fire their admittedly ignorant president.

2) Shut down their intercollegiate basketball program indefinitely.

3) Divert money from basketball to programs that make Rutgers a model gay-friendly institution.

For me, gay safety comes before gay marriage, and before basketball.

"But, come on, shut down a basketball program?" they'll say. "It would only hurt the kids. "

And the welfare of the kids is Rutgers' highest priority. Right?

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Friday, April 05, 2013


I guess President Catfood bowed to pressure and apologized, but many commenters still fail to see the evil of his calling Kamala Harris the "country's best looking Attorney General."


The meta-message is "We men (who vote with our gonads) find her attractive."

This could be proven untrue if Barack O'Simpson says similar things in similar circumstances about good-looking men.

If Barack frequently compliments the good-looks of men and women equally, then the behavior is simply inappropriate.  If the comments are about women only, it's sexist.

The comment makes Ms Harris a "female AG," as opposed to a regular(?) Attorney General.

For instance, I doubt he'd refer to zombie fascist Alan Simpson as "one hot resurrected corpse." He loves him more like a brother.


They'll probably say, "Bro," while high-fiving after Baree Antoinette signs the Social Security cuts.

Hey, the average American house cat eats pretty well!


Bronco Bomber's meta-meta message sounds like a vicious attack (I thought she supported him) on Kamala, insinuating that her political career was significantly helped along by her, uh, friendship with Willie Brown.

(As if Barry Bendover didn't do some pretty nasty things while slumming with slumlords.)

If this was a deliberate attack, it means she must have done things as Attorney General of California that have pissed off Deputy Barry Fife, who still can't find a banker to arrest.


To this I say, "Hooray for Kamala!"

You go, girl!  I mean...

You go, Madame Attorney General!

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Thursday, April 04, 2013


What kind of moral shithole is Rutgers University?


After they killed Tyler Clementi for being gay, you'd think they'd cool it on the overt anti-gay slurs.

In any decent organization, any superior who calls a subordinate:

A Fucking Fairy,


A Fucking Faggot

is fired on the spot.

If those words are accompanied by physical assault, the police are called and the perp is arrested for a hate crime.

Not at Rutgers. Not if he's a basketball coach.  At Rutgers the assaultive homophobe is rehired!

Rutgers appears to be a hostile environment for gay people.

Who's in charge here?

Rutgers' so-called president is this guy, Robert L. Barchi.


And the Athletic Director, Tim Pernetti. That's Tim on the right, with his homophobic, abusive buddy, Mike Rice, on the left.

Rutgers Rice Basketball

They finally fired coach Rice, only after  videos of Rice, attacking players and calling them:

Fucking Fairies,


Fucking Faggots,

became public.

But for those videos, this ultra-homophobe would still be earning $700,000 per year, and still calling kids:

Fucking Fairies,


Fucking Faggots.

Rutgers' little secret.

That's what kind of moral shithole Rutgers University is.

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