Saturday, April 2, 2016

Saturday Night Dance Video

(Moon Boots Remix)

Diamonds are a girls best friend.

Toot’s Shors Saloon, April 15, 1951
After a workshop at the Actors Studio Arthur Miller decides to go slumming and goes across the street to Toot’s Shors Saloon carrying a copy of Albert Camus “The Stranger.”
Toots: Hey Artie you fuckin' Bloshie how they hanging.
Arthur Miller: Good evening to you Falstaffian vulgarian. I have come in for a small libation.
Toots: Hey there is someone I want you to meet. Might loosen you up a little (walks Miller over to a banquet where Marilyn Monroe is sitting with her agent) Hey Kid, I want you to meet Artie Miller, he’s an egghead and a commie but a nice guy even though he is afraid to show it….Artie this is Marilyn Monroe.
Marilyn: (in a breathy sexy voice) Hi Artie. Nice to meet ya. (She stands up and extends her hand shyly and extends her hand)
Arthur Miller: (Shakes with Marilyn and stands awkwardly, puts hands in his pocket) Hello Miss Monroe. I actually prefer to be called Arthur.
Toots: Hey lets siddown and have a couple of pops.

Even a moron comes up with good stuff every so often!

The Powerline blog has gotten ridiculous. It was once one of the blogs I would read everyday. Lem even has it on his sidebar. However the two mooks who write are so off the rails about Trump that I can't anymore.

Their latest idiocy is that Trump is just going to quit. That he never wanted to win and that he is going to quit before the convention so the Rhinos can name someone they want like Paul Ryan or Romney. Right. That makes a whole lot of sense. Now that post was by a guest contributor but it does reflect their sensibility. Or lack of sense as it were.

Another terrific TV show to add to your que!

I don't know if you morons watch PBS. I mean we are more a CMT or FX audience at Lem's but some of you might watch PBS. Well Titus at least. But they often have some great stuff at Masterpiece Theater. Downton Abby which just finished its run. Poldark which was remake and nowhere as good as the original from the 1970's. Mr. Selfridge with the nasty hebe from Entourage playing the department store magnet from the beginning of the last century. Plus they have been featuring some excellent BBC detective mystery series.

"Grantchester" starring James Norton and Robson Green as an English Vicar and a local policemen who form an odd couple crime solving duo. Norton is an excellent actor playing against type as he is often a heavy. He was great in the series "Happy Valley" and is about to become very hot because of his turn in the new adaptation of "War and Peace." The vicar Sydney Chambers is a WW2 vet suffering from PSTD who drinks, listens to jazz and gets involved in solving murders. Geordie Keating the detective is also a vet but much more practical and no nonsense. The first series aired last year and was excellent. The second series is airing now on Masterpiece Theater and is well worth a look. I know it is also available on Amazon Prime. Plus it is a great idea to join the PBS website and you can stream the episodes for free along with some other decent programing. We might as well get something out of all the money the government is wasting on PBS.

The show is easy and comfortable but still engrossing. You can enjoy it without having read the books that it was adapted from and still get a lot out of it.

Highly recommended.

First Ballot Or Bust At The GOP Convention

Fivethirtyeight: The basic reason is simple. Most of the 2,472 delegates with a vote in Cleveland probably aren’t going to like Trump.

Trump’s delegate problems stem from two major issues. One is his lack of organization: Trump just recently hired a strategist to oversee his delegate-selection efforts; Cruz has been working on the process for months. The other is his lack of support from “party elites.” The people who attend state caucuses and conventions are mostly dyed-in-the-wool Republican regulars and insiders, a group that is vigorously opposed to Trump. Furthermore, some delegate slots are automatically given to party leaders and elected officials, another group that strongly opposes Trump, as evident in his lack of endorsements among them. (read the whole thing)
All the Trump gaffes appear to show a man, as the pundit lingo goes, 'not ready for prime time'. Imagine that. The reason why you don't hear that sort of epithet said about Trump, however, is because it's inconceivable that a man who spent so much time on camera can be said to not be ready for it. And yet... the fact that Trump is not a polished politician is one of the most mentioned charms invoked by his loyal followers. A bit of a catch 22 Trump is.

Megyn Kelly: Why won't anyone fight my battles for me. Oh and I want equal pay for equal work!

Megyn Kelly will be on the weekend morning shows with noted pinko pussy Charlie Rose complaining that Bill O'Reilly didn't do enough to defend her when Trump "attacked her."
Ms. Kelly know for her dignified pose as a serious news anchor can not understand why Donald Trump treats her with the same lack of respect that he treats male news anchors like Chris Wallace.

Ms. Kelly states: "I think it's very clear to him that he cannot control the editorial on my show,  or from me, in a debate or other setting." Of course it must be news to people like Bill O'Reilly or Anderson Cooper or Chris Matthews that Donald Trump can control the editorial content of there shows but delusional entitled news bunnies can never stand within shouting distance of reality. Trump appears on almost every show that would have him. Even on the dismal radio talk shows of goobers in a backwater like Wisconsin. So I don't understand where she gets off on the idea that she is special.

Put me in Coach.....well maybe not.

I used to have Yankee Season tickets. In fact I had them for over 25 years.  Not a full season ticket. I ain't rich and even when they were five bucks a game in the 1960's I couldn't afford that. No I had a plan. I started with a Saturday plan. I had on for about 15 years. Saturday plans were great. It was almost always a day game. You got Old Timer Day. Almost always got plenty of Red Sox and Baltimore games. Plus some of the West Coast teams like the A's. You wanted to go in the daytime because it wasn't all that safe around the Stadium late at night in the 1970's,

Then I switched to a mixed plan. You could mix and match you games if you got 20 games. Plus you got one playoff ticket to every playoff game. That was great because you could pick the teams you wanted to see and not be locked into every weekend. The problem was the playoff seats were always in the nosebleed section. Once I had the very last seat on the corner with nothing to my left but a straight drop down to River Avenue. I was shitting the whole game with a iron grip on the railing.

In 1996 a got a better plan. Every week night. That was tough but I would sell off a bunch of tickets. It was easy because the Yankees were really good and I had great seats and everybody wanted them. The playoff seats were great too as they were the same seats. So I had them through the whole run.

Excuse me while I kiss the sky

"Don't sing about love, Sing about war"

Sing about war

Don't mention the war!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Obama flashes peace sign at nuclear security summit

So says Daily Mail.  He does no such thing. They don't know standard signaling. It could be a V as in victory, it could be peace, yes, but this time it means "two." Two more people are needed for a complete photograph, or two more seconds of this and let's go. Cameron's look of consternation is about something else. You don't need to be expert to know this. It's right there in the video. A commenter at Daily Mail notices too.

I didn't know until now Trudeau has such a pronounced underbite. Is he jutting his jaw out or what?  That's the moment it can be broken with one powerful side hit. He's a goofball too. The photographs show him acting silly, but awkwardly and self-consciously, exactly the way of someone  I've known for decades. He flies to Montreal all the time and he speaks French so finally I asked another friend just recently if he is from there. Answer, No, you idiot, he's from Illinois.

Oops. I stand corrected again. On the video Obama says, "Peace out, then something unintelligible on my laptop, sounds like: more people are supposed to be wait'n on. There went my theory and for him meaning "two." This happens all the time, alway getting it wrong.

It's one of those things where elected official are together and they want to record the blessed moment and the historic event for everyone involved.

And I'm jealous of everyone's camera. They have the best. Everyone has a better camera than me. They don't click anymore, they go brrrrrrrraaaaaaaap. brrrrrrrraaaaaaaap brrrrrrrraaaaaaaap brrrrrrrraaaaaaaap brrrrrrrraaaaaaaap like everyone is shooting 50 frames in streams.

Peace out.

I'm Your Puppet

Reagan outlaws Russia

Canadians calling for more Syrian refugees

Canada will take in an additional 10,000 Syrian refugees, adding to the more than 25,000 already received in the last few months, said immigration minister John McCallum.

McCallum told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp he was responding to complaints from Canadian groups who want to sponsor Syrian refugees but did not have their applications processed quickly enough to be among the government’s initial target of 25,000.
“We are doing everything we can to accommodate the very welcomed desire on the part of Canadians to sponsor refugees,” McCallum said in a phone interview with CBC News from Berlin, where he is meeting with the German interior minister.
The Liberal government won election in October 2015 pledging to bring in more Syrian refugees more quickly than the previous Conservative government. Private groups including church, family and community organizations had lined up to sponsor Syrian families.

3 year-old learns to hack SQL database / Arizona SQL voter database hacked

Not really. His daddy, Troy Hunt shows him, and the boy pushes the buttons but really he has no idea what is going on. But you do. This could have been presented as one of those "shot", "chaser" things.

This is important because voter information is stored as SQL databases and they've been hacked in Arizona. Arizona has closed primary. This year their choices are Democrat, Republican or Green. The database was hacked so affiliation was changed to Independent and there is no such on the ballot so those votes are rendered useless.

It's much worse than that in Arizona, the comments to this story quickly devolve to the other problem, the obvious and visual problem of long lines that shut out voters. Comments are loaded with people complaining they've been turned away. In one case, the line is too long, too far away from the voter place to be considered a line.

The hacking relies on a program called Havij, Troy pronounces as "cabbage." He asks his boy. "Would you like to hack a site?" The boy answers, "Noooo." They do anyway. He chooses a site and shows how the program hacks it for emails and passwords.

You see immediately how easily this can be applied to state voter information stored on SQL that is not protected. Troy goes on to explain what Havij program is doing and how data might be protected from it but seldom is.

And the damage done there in Arizona is irreparable. Trust in voter system is destroyed. The commenters if taken for typical generally assume Republican mischief. They want to leave the state and go someplace reliably liberal where things are run fairly. They're not considering any Republican voters shut out. That's not even a fraction of their grievance. It's all Republican malfeasance. Finally they see irrefutable actual voter fraud but by their lights it must be Republican. Why do they assume that? Because that's the way their minds work. It's only by raw hate that can force these pieces to fit, and to keep force fitting. No other perspective allowed. Dem on Dem hacking is not possible. All sensible people are Democrats and all wound up crackpots are Republicans. If perspective were altered even a little then the whole picture would change like a lenticular print, and that's where they live.

The hacking video is a link inside the story about Arizona SQL database being hacked, near the end almost as an aside. I found the hacking video presented above as interesting as the article itself, more interesting than all the pinched partisan perspectives and all the voter's stories of long lines and discouragement, 

The report is about ballots being switched to Independent, how that could happen, who it affected, and what all that means. 

Stopping To Smell The Flowers

I'm off the grid for a few days -- off to Anza Borrego State Park to see the desert wildflower bloom and hopefully to get some stunning photos of my own.

Many, many thanks again to all of those who wished me a happy birthday last Wednesday!

EBL: things are definitely getting interesting

Is Donald Trump hiding those fingers because 
they are unnaturally short?
"With the polls going in Cruz's favor in Wisconsin, the chances of Donald Trump going into the convention with 1237 delegates got a lot narrower. Trump's campaign seems intent on making errors to ensure this turns out to be the case. Yes of course New York and California still favor Trump, but without the 1237, delegates can start bleeding from the Trump Train after it pulls into Cleveland this summer."

Man Made Marbles

Romanian carpenter builds wooden car called Julia that can reach 55mph.

Putin dating Murdoch's ex

How’s this for a new couple alert? The rumor circulating around the corridors of power — from Washington, D.C., to Europe and Asia — is that Vladimir Putin and Wendi Deng, Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife, are dating. See more photos of Wendi here.
Reports of the pair have been floating around for years, ever since their respective divorces in 2014 and 2013.
One insider close to the powerful leader tells Us Weekly the relationship is “serious.”
Murdoch, 85, filed for divorce from Deng, 47, after 14 years of marriage in June 2013 after he reportedly grew suspicious of her relationship with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. (A spokesperson for Blair denied the affair to The Hollywood Reporter in July 2013.) The businesswoman famously made headlines in 2011 when she jumped to Murdoch’s defense and slapped a protestor’s face after he tried to pie her husband during a meeting with parliament.

Which actor played the villain a little TOO well?

Reddit best answers...

 Rosamund Pike was an absolute monster in Gone Girl and I can never look at her the same way again...
Kathy Bates in Misery.

Ralph Fiennes as Amon Goeth (Schindler's List)

Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched

Malcolm McDowell - A Clockwork Orange

Thursday, March 31, 2016

WKRLEM: April faves!

You know what this is about right?

The Protocols of Opus Dei

Protocol One- The Basic Doctrine: Right Lies in Might

You must know that you are the Mighty One. That you are in the right at all times. Never apologize as it is a sign of weakness.

Never admit to weakness. Never display your small hands to the mockery of the crowd.

But most of all never submit to the foul butchery of circumcision. It is the mark of the beast. Most importantly it is a racial signifier. It means that you always want 10% off.

First Ladies on the Stump

It is generally agreed that the first lady with the most dangerous bosom was Barbara Bush the wife of George Herbert Walker Bush. Although her bountiful bosom was to be expected with her matronly figure this was not the source of peril to her unsuspecting victims. Rather it was her unfortunate habit of clasping the unwary to her copious bosom in a hug and holding there while they feebly struggled to free themselves from her embrace. This lead to an unfortunate diplomatic incident when her husband was the envoy to China when she clasped the diminutive Prime Minister Cho En Lai to her chest for so long that she smothered him and he had to be revived by medical personal who were luckily on the scene. As a consequence she became know in China as 怪物 乳房 which means Godzilla tits which was a reference to the lovable monster that was a wonder and delight to all Asians as immortalized in a movie starring Raymond Burr.
(First Ladies on the Stump, Doris Kearns Goodwin Playboy Press 2007)

Intersectional Feminism: What is it?

If you were confused, as I was yesterday, over the post exposing "cultural appropriation", this video explains the situation at colleges and universities, beautifully.

I know it's a little long, but it will be worth it.

Melania Trump's Diary

On Wisconsin. Or more correctly “In Wisconsin.” We are here in Cheeseland for the Wisconsin primary to try and get these people to vote for us. And it is not going well.

You see the people in this state are very strange. Almost retarded. They sure talk funny and are obsessed with cheese. Not even tasty cheese. Not Gruyère or Brie or Gouda. Cheddar. Plain government cheddar cheese. They love to wear plastic hats shaped into cheese wedges and cheer for some baseball team called the Fudge Packers or something. It is all very confusing for a girl from Europe.

I have been going to a few events on my own based on the advice of Laura Bush. She told me I could be a great advocate for Donald and get people to vote for him by charming them just the way Laura did. I mean some First Ladies couldn’t do it. Pat Nixon and Betty Ford were always drunk so that didn’t work. Roslynn Carter only attracted serial killers like John Wayne Gacy. Lady Bird was too ladylike and couldn’t mix with the common people. Nancy Reagan was too aloof and pretentious. Believe it or not the First Lady who was the best at is was Bug Eyed old Barbara Bush. She would go into an American Legion Hall and eat some wings down a beer and wipe her mouth on her sleeve and fart. The rubes loved it. And she loved Wrestling just like Donald. Funny what people latch on to you know?

Steve Eisman: breaking up the banks not the solution

"It’s no longer accurate to say that the large banks pose a systemic danger to the American economy. Some argue that they should be broken up solely because they are too politically powerful. Perhaps so, although that power hasn’t managed to prevent regulators from dismantling bank leverage and risk. Furthermore, no advocate of a breakup has come forward with a plan on how to do it. Large banks are global, complex, integrated institutions. Breaking them apart would be incredibly difficult, long and disruptive, and the banks might have to freeze loan growth during the process, slowing our economy even further. 

Now that we have a new bank regulatory regime that seems to be working, we should not complicate it with breakup proposals whose ultimate implications are unclear at best. But it is absolutely crucial that the new regulations not be rolled back. The Federal Reserve should continue its annual stress tests of the large banks. Calls for restricting the power of the consumer protection board should be rejected outright.

The central economic problem of our time is income inequality, especially the lack of personal income growth for most Americans, which was one of the underlying causes of the financial crisis. In lieu of rising incomes, credit was allowed to be democratized. Living standards were maintained only because increased credit supplemented deteriorating incomes. That helps explain, post-crisis, why United States growth is slow: Without easy credit, consumers cannot increase spending, because their incomes have fallen since 2007.
If we want a stronger economy, improving the distribution and growth of personal income should be our focus. Breaking up the big banks will not help, and might even hurt."

"Why Did People Wear Powdered Wigs?"

Mental FlossFor nearly two centuries, powdered wigs—called perukes—were all the rage. The chic hairpiece would have never become popular, however, if it hadn't been for a venereal disease, a pair of self-conscious kings, and poor hair hygiene.

The peruke’s story begins like many others—with syphilis. By 1580, the STD had become the worst epidemic to strike Europe since the Black Death.
According to William Clowes, an “infinite multitude” of syphilis patients clogged London’s hospitals, and more filtered in each day. Without antibiotics, victims faced the full brunt of the disease: open sores, nasty rashes, blindness, dementia, and patchy hair loss. Baldness swept the land.

At the time, hair loss was a one-way ticket to public embarrassment. Long hair was a trendy status symbol, and a bald dome could stain any reputation. When Samuel Pepys’s brother acquired syphilis, the diarist wrote, “If [my brother] lives, he will not be able to show his head—which will be a very great shame to me.” Hair was that big of a deal.
And so, the syphilis outbreak sparked a surge in wigmaking. Victims hid their baldness, as well as the bloody sores that scoured their faces, with wigs made of horse, goat, or human hair. Perukes were also coated with powder—scented with lavender or orange—to hide any funky aromas. Although common, wigs were not exactly stylish. They were just a shameful necessity. That changed in 1655, when the King of France started losing his hair.
Louis XIV was only 17 when his mop started thinning. Worried that baldness would hurt his reputation, Louis hired 48 wigmakers to save his image. Five years later, the King of England—Louis’s cousin, Charles II—did the same thing when his hair started to gray (both men likely had syphilis). Courtiers and other aristocrats immediately copied the two kings. They sported wigs, and the style trickled down to the upper-middle class. Europe’s newest fad was born.
The cost of wigs increased, and perukes became a scheme for flaunting wealth. An everyday wig cost about 25 shillings—a week’s pay for a common Londoner. The bill for large, elaborate perukes ballooned to as high as 800 shillings. The word “bigwig” was coined to describe snobs who could afford big, poufy perukes.
When Louis and Charles died, wigs stayed around. (read the whole thing)

What's your favorite "Holy Shit" fact?

Reddit top voted comments...
At the height of his success, Pablo Escobar was spending $2500 a month on rubber bands to hold the money he was making.
If a female kangaroo is being chased by a predator and she has a joey in her pouch, she will throw the joey away to distract the pursuer. For this reason, kangaroos typically produce two fertilized eggs but hold one in reserve.
Despite what you read on the news, the average human on this planet has never been less likely to be raped, enslaved, murdered, assaulted or robbed.
So smile more!
The majority of Canada's population lives south of Seattle
The whole objective of the game golf, is to play the least golf.
Crime rates in Mexico drop significantly everytime Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez plays in a match of football (soccer).
Saudi Arabia's sand is such terrible quality, they cannot use it to make glass or anything of the sort, so they have to import it from other places. Like Australia specifically.

Donald Trump: 'Some Form of Punishment' for Women Having Abortion

Who's Challenging Paul Ryan? Meet Paul Nehlen

This is an article on Right Wisconsin. He is described as a wealthy businessman with Tea Party ties who has promised his run will shake up the establishment in a profound way.

He supported Ryan and feels betrayed by the Ryan's omnibus deal.

Paul Nehlen wrote the piece on American Thinker that stakes out his position. It boils down to Washington has developed into an elite class that considers themselves separate and distinct from the people they are meant to represent. He describes how Ryan's speech indicates that Ryan considers himself ruler whose job it is to rally the ruled and unite them. Soaring rhetoric with roles of master and servant reversed.

This was linked on Drudge, presently only 102 comments, so far they all follow this same line. The key word throughout "representation." I don't know why this is so difficult to internalize. One commenter said that this is what he had been trying to explain to his relatives and friends without much success.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Whose that good egg?

Today it's his birthday. I hope it is full of all the things he likes best. Playing with chemicals, making plastic drinks and mocking the Lawnboy.

Happy Birthday Buddy!

Hillary Clinton Emails.....released today

To: Jeffrey Epstein
From: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
CC: William Jefferson Clinton, WNBC To Catch a Predator, Shouting Thomas

Dear Mr. Epstein,

I must ask you to cease and desist in your attempts to contact President Clinton to invite him to parties on your own private island. As much as he enjoyed those trips in the past....he must decline because of the obvious reasons that I do not need to detail here. I know you are disappointed as you and Bill had some good times in the past but that is in the past and can never be repeated.

As a small recompense I have arranged for George Stephanopoulos to dress in a tuxedo and stand on the tarmac of your private airstrip to shout "The Plane...the Plane" before your next party. Perhaps that will suffice.

We have already planned our vacation for this year before the run up to the 2016 presidential race. Bill and I will be staying at our good friend Shouting Thomas's camp for wayward Filipino school girls in Woodstock New York. I would appreciate if you do not contact Bill in the future.

If this is a problem then I suggest that we meet in person to discuss. We can meet next Thursday at Fort Marcy Park near the cannons at 3 am as this is the only time I have available. Oh and please wear clean underwear. Your family will thank me later.

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State

Bet you didn't know.......

That Ted Williams was a fighter pilot in both World War 2 and Korea. In Korea he flew 39 combat missions with John Glenn in his squadron.

In all of those missions fighting dogfights over the frozen Chosin....he never....I mean never...he never lost his head.

So to speak.

Happy birthday, chick!

And many happy returns of the day.

First Ladies on the Stump

Campaigning for President did really commence until after the Administration of James Monroe. The founding fathers felt that campaign for office was vulgar and unseemly and should not be encouraged. Thus first ladies did not lower themselves to campaign and were famous for other more important things. The first lady with the most generous and toothsome of bosoms was of course Dolly Madison who was a widow and a “woman of the world” before her marriage to future President James Madison. Her décolletage was so spectacular that the President often used it confuse and distract political and diplomatic opponents during tough negotiations. It has been speculated that it was the display of her bounteous bosom during the negotiations with France during the Jefferson Administration that led to the Louisianan Purchase having been made at such a cheap price. Her breasts were immortalized in the naming of the city of Madison, Wisconsin which is generally considered to have the biggest collection of boobs resident in North America. Dolly's heaving bussoms inspired a line of ice cream and diary products that is sold to this day. Everyone agrees that Dolly Madison’s breasts remained a wonder and delight to all Americans not least due to the fact that they were as big as the bald head of Aaron Burr.
(First Ladies on the Stump, Doris Kearns Goodwin Playboy Press 2007)

"Hamilton" Broadway Hottest Show where White Performers Need Not Apply

But as the blockbuster musical looks to expand to other cities, the casting notice with its call for “non-white” performers looks problematic to civil rights attorney Randolph McLaughlin.
“What if they put an ad out that said, ‘Whites only need apply?’” said McLaughlin, of the Newman Ferrara Law Firm. “Why, African-Americans, Latinos, Asians would be outraged.”
McLaughlin believes the ad violates the New York City Human Rights Law, which makes it unlawful “for an employer… because of the actual written or perceived… race of any person, to discriminate.”
“You cannot advertise showing that you have a preference for one racial group over another,” McLaughlin said. “As an artistic question – sure, he can cast whomever he wants to cast, but he has to give every actor eligible for the role an opportunity to try.”

Israel hacks San Bernardino shooter phone

"The Israeli mobile forensics firm Cellebrite helped the FBI hack into the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, NBC reports, citing industry sources. 

 The firm has been rumored to be behind the FBI’s newfound ability to access the device, thanks to a previous and unconfirmed report from an Israeli newspaper. Neither Cellebrite nor the Department of Justice has confirmed the reports. 

 The FBI has routinely contracted Cellebrite over the last five years. The company, which publicly boasts of its ability to hack into Apple devices, has received over $2 million in purchase orders from the agency since 2012. 

 The DOJ on Monday withdrew its case against Apple, telling a federal court it was able to unlock the device without the tech giant's help."

A walk for the president

h/t AllenS

Is that an iPhone in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

College Chronicles

"[W]hite student was... accused of 'cultural appropriation' for having dreadlocks"
The 47-second clip shows a woman physically stopping a white boy with dreadlocked hair and confronting him for 'appropriating her culture'.
SF Weekly has identified the man with the dreadlocks as Cory Goldstein.
Both the woman and Goldstein are San Francisco State University students and the confrontation is believed to have happened on the school's campus.
In the video another male student, who is also black, defends the woman.
Elsewhere... "University Cancels ‘Vagina Monologues’ Because a White Lady Wrote It"
“I felt that limiting women to only Eve Ensler’s work was doing a disservice to both the women performing and to the audience at large,” Rachel Arco, the sophomore who organized the performance, told the Megaphone. “This performance will largely be done with works by women of color,” she continued. “In doing so, it will be more representative of the experience of women, rather than only offering the white woman’s experience.”
But wait, that's not all... "Atheist group targets Muslim prayer rooms at University of Iowa"
“The presence of such religious venues on a public campus raises a number of issues,” the group argued. “By instituting areas that are exclusively used by specific religious groups such as Christians and Muslims, the University of Iowa is violating the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. … The organization is also concerned that the university is facilitating the discriminatory practice of gender segregation practiced in the Muslim prayer rooms.”

Melissa Young, Trump

Melissa Young is onetime Miss Wisconsin. Gravely ill, dying, she delivered an emotional statement of gratitude to Trump for something he did that lifted her spirit at a critical time. She appeared at the town hall to say this when he showed up in Wisconsin for his campaign.

I caught this moment by chance on YouTube. I didn't see much, but I did see this.  The comments picked up and spun by far too fast to read. Women cried. A lot. Others commenters were using emoji symbols of bricks to form walls, A wall being their comment. A lot of energized nonsense.

Comments to this Daily Mail piece are uncharacteristically compassionate and reasonable. Women say they cried. 

Antitrumpites recall a story about ghost of Trump Past denying, some say withdrawing, his own nephew's medication or healthcare or insurance or pulled the plug on his life support, depending on the version. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Zealand PSA

Hell needs a new PA Announcer.

(Lucifer strides into Hell in shorts and a Hawaiian shirt smoking a cigar and scratching his balls. He does that a lot. That's why they call him old sratch)
Lucifer: How the Hell are you  Forcas? Ah who am I kidding I don't give a shit. I'm back from vacation so let's get to work.
Forcas Did you enjoy your cruise on the River Styx my Dread Lord?
Lucifer: Yeah it was kind of cool. I had Katherine Hepburn there dressed up like she was on the African Queen to blow me while we were drifting. She hated that because she is big time Lesbo. Whitney Houston sang from underwater and Fred Astaire danced and Lenny Bruce told some jokes. And shot smack. Just like the old days.
Anyhoo do we have any candidates to be the New PA Announcer.  I had to throw Cosell back into the fiery depths. He was getting on my nerves. Who you got?

First Ladies on the Stump

The practice of wives campaigning fell out of fashion until it was revived by Ida McKinley who was sent out on the campaign trail by Mark Hanna the Karl Rove of his day. Mr. Hanna devised the “front porch campaign” where Governor McKinley rested on his porch and bantered once a day with reporters while surrogates went out to campaign among the masses. Ida McKinley loved to meet the people and enjoyed campaigning swings throughout most of the United States. The best part about these trips was the return sex she would get from the Governor who was a somewhat indolent man but was a great reader, scholar and a cunning linguist. In a strange twist of fate, President McKinley was also assassinated at the Pan-American World’s Fair in Buffalo, New York by an anarchist named Leon Czolgosz. The police of the day were very much in favor of profiling and were watching all immigrants with beards and more than six consonants in the their names but missed Mr. Czolgosz as he traveled under his mother’s maiden name of Nieman. In fact the last reported words of President McKinley when he expired on his deathbed was “Nieman.”
(First Ladies on the Stump by Doris Kearns Goodwin, St. Martins Press).

WKRLEM: Never Apologize

Observations from a photograph

Above, a photo showing some people walking to reach the final objective, to live in a European country.

Even if this photo is making it around the world, only 1% of the people will notice the truth.

In the photo, there are 7 men and 1 woman. Up to this point – nothing special.

But in observing a bit closer, you will notice that the woman is bare footed, accompanied by 3 children, and of the 3, she is carrying 2.

There is the problem, none of the men are helping her, because in their culture the woman represents nothing. She is only good to be a slave to the men.

Do you really believe that these particular individuals could integrate into our societies and countries and respect our customs and traditions?

via AllenS email.

"Trump campaign manager charged with battery of reporter"

Reuters:  The report from the Jupiter Police Department said Corey Lewandowski, 42, was charged for intentionally grabbing and bruising the arm of Michelle Fields, a reporter at the time for the conservative news outlet Breitbart, against her will at a Trump campaign event on March 8.
"Mr. Lewandowski is absolutely innocent of this charge," Trump's campaign said in a statement. "He will enter a plea of not guilty and looks forward to his day in court. He is completely confident that he will be exonerated."
Simultaneously, the police department released a video showing the incident between Fields and Lewandowski. Unlike previous videos released by news networks which were at the news conference, the new video is not obscured by people.
The video shows Fields walking alongside Trump and then Lewandowski grabbing her arm and pulling her backward.
Then there is this, from a woman claiming to have been inside the Trump train from the beguining...
It pains me to say, but he [Trump] is the presidential equivalent of Sanjaya on American Idol. President Trump would be President Sanjaya in terms of legitimacy and authority.
And I am now taking full responsibility for helping create this monster — and reaching out directly to those voters who, like me, wanted Trump to be the real deal.

What makes absolutely 0% sense to you?

Reddit "best" answers....
How we are able to talk to ourselves silently.
The outrageous money we spend on weddings and funerals. Look, if you're rich, go for it, but people routinely spend money they really shouldn't be spending on what essentially is either a party or putting someone in the ground.
What blind people 'see'. You'd think it's black... it's not black. I've heard it would be the same as describing what you see out of your elbow. It makes my head want to explode.
Weird little genetic shits. Just floating around, infecting people with their weird shit. Giving people weird shits. It's all shit.
I mean, what the fuck virus? Where did you come from? How did you get here? When did you evolve? And why do you hate us?
Flat Earthers
Astrology. What part of space was your part of the earth facing when you left your mothers vagina... Because this is clearly going to have an effect on your life. PEOPLE BELIEVE IN THIS! GENUINELY!

EgyptAir hijacked plane: "He's not a terrorist, he's an idiot"

Seif Eldin Mustafa was branded an "idiot" by the Egyptian foreign ministry after he seized control of the Alexandra-Cairo flight and had it diverted to Cyprus, where he issued a string of bizarre demands...
Initial reports had raised fears the passengers of flight MS181 were about to become the latest victim of a terrorist attack, but it later emerged the hijacking was carried out by an "unstable" man said to have posed for "selfie" photos with some of the people he had taken hostage.
More than 80 people were on the plane, Egypt's civil aviation ministry said, three of them reportedly British citizens.
The hijacker initially allowed women and children to leave the plane, releasing Egyptian citizens shortly after.
But for a tense five hours he kept four unidentified foreign citizens on the plane as he issued his demands.
In a bizarre twist one of the passengers was seen apparently escaping by climbing out of the plane's cockpit and falling onto the runway.
Minutes later images were widely circulated on social media which appeared to show Mustafa - who was wearing what he claimed was a suicide vest - posing for a "selfie" photo with an unnamed passenger.
The Egyptian government has since confirmed the suicide belt was fake.
He was eventually captured and seen being led away from the airport by Cypriot police.

CBO: ObamaCare may force employers to pull the plug on millions

Some will opt to go on Medicaid, but others will be kicked off their company plans by employers who decide not to offer coverage anymore, according to a new CBO report titled,  "Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65: 2016 to 2026."
"As a result of the ACA, between 4 million and 9 million fewer people are projected to have employment-based coverage each year from 2017 through 2026 than would have had such coverage if the ACA had never been enacted,” the report, released Thursday, said.
Employers now cover some 155 million people, about 57 percent of those under 65. That's expected to decline to 152 million people in 2019. Ten years from now, employers will be covering about 54 percent of those under 65.
CBO said part of the shrinkage is attributable to the health care law: some workers may qualify for Medicaid, which is virtually free to them, and certain employers may decide not to offer coverage because a government-subsidized alternative is available. 
Larger employers would face fines if they take that route. 

Light and airy

Monday, March 28, 2016

How About A Nice Warm Wisconsin Welcome For Donald Trump?

Trump is scheduled to appear at the Holiday Inn Express on Tuesday. An organizer told The Gazette earlier that the Monday protest is a last-ditch effort to convince the hotel and/or the city to cancel Trump's appearance in order to prevent violence.
Protesters Occupy Janesville Hotel Lobby

UPDATE: Protesters occupy Janesville Holiday Inn

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Dozens of protesters arrived at the Holiday Inn Express on Monday evening as part of an anti-Donald Trump protest

UPDATE: Dozens of protesters entered the Holiday Inn Express on Monday evening as part of an anti-Donald Trump protest, according to Gazette reporter Nick Crow, who was on the scene.
A state Assembly representative is among the 60 or so protesters who occupied the lobby of the Holiday Inn Express in Janesville.
Shortly before 7 p.m., Janesville police on the scene had not moved to remove the protesters, who were chanting and refusing to leave, Crow said.
Hotel staff was not allowing anyone else in the hotel unless they were guests, Crow said.
About 20 more protesters did not go in the hotel and remain outside.
The protest was set to start at 6 p.m. Protesters entered the hotel and then left when asked to, Crow said.
But after some speeches, they returned to the hotel, Crow said.
Some inside sat with legs crossed and hands joined. Others stood. Their chants included “No hope for hate.”
Melissa Sargent, a Democratic representative to the state Assembly from the Madison area, was among those inside.  
“We're here to keep hate out of our state,” Sargent said.
Most of the protesters had left by 7:15 p.m., but six stayed and were using PVC pipe to link their arms, Crow reported.
Police locked the entrance and are not letting anyone into the hotel.
Crow remains on the scene. This report will be updated.
Trump is scheduled to appear at the Holiday Inn Express on Tuesday.
An organizer told The Gazette earlier that the Monday protest is a last-ditch effort to convince the hotel and/or the city to cancel Trump's appearance in order to prevent violence.
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UPDATE: Protesters occupy Janesville Holiday Inn

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Nick Crow
Dozens of protesters arrived at the Holiday Inn Express on Monday evening as part of an anti-Donald Trump protest

UPDATE: Dozens of protesters entered the Holiday Inn Express on Monday evening as part of an anti-Donald Trump protest, according to Gazette reporter Nick Crow, who was on the scene.
A state Assembly representative is among the 60 or so protesters who occupied the lobby of the Holiday Inn Express in Janesville.
Shortly before 7 p.m., Janesville police on the scene had not moved to remove the protesters, who were chanting and refusing to leave, Crow said.
Hotel staff was not allowing anyone else in the hotel unless they were guests, Crow said.
About 20 more protesters did not go in the hotel and remain outside.
The protest was set to start at 6 p.m. Protesters entered the hotel and then left when asked to, Crow said.
But after some speeches, they returned to the hotel, Crow said.
Some inside sat with legs crossed and hands joined. Others stood. Their chants included “No hope for hate.”
Melissa Sargent, a Democratic representative to the state Assembly from the Madison area, was among those inside.  
“We're here to keep hate out of our state,” Sargent said.
Most of the protesters had left by 7:15 p.m., but six stayed and were using PVC pipe to link their arms, Crow reported.
Police locked the entrance and are not letting anyone into the hotel.
Crow remains on the scene. This report will be updated.
Trump is scheduled to appear at the Holiday Inn Express on Tuesday.
An organizer told The Gazette earlier that the Monday protest is a last-ditch effort to convince the hotel and/or the city to cancel Trump's appearance in order to prevent violence.
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The story is still developing. To me, it sounds like something that FIBs out of Chicago would do -- a repeat of earlier this month.