Saturday, February 28, 2009

Legs Do Count

& spin & turn. Cool story.
Still, those reporting for work Thursday at the popular beachfront attraction were caught by surprise when they were greeted by water lapping around the kelp forest display, the shark and ray tank and the rocky reef exhibit

Bill Holm, R.I.P.

Obit/story here. A book by Walt Whitman in every room of every house, indeed.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Asshat Chronicles, Continued

Norm, Norm, Norm, you just keep losing, don't you? Please, for the love of every holed-up golden gopher in MN, quit already.
The Minnesota election court just laid down some serious punishment against Norm Coleman's legal team, granting Team Franken's motion to strike the testimony of a key witness involved in Coleman's claim that absentee ballots had been double-counted.

A Good Thing For All Of Us

I'm really happy when I read news stories like this:
The two parcels, separated by about four miles, are already mostly surrounded by Natural Area land controlled by the DNR.

Monday, February 23, 2009

McDonald's Food Sucks So Much, Yeah Really

If you haven't stopped eating the awful food at Mcdonald's yet, here is probably the best reason.
Fast food giant McDonald's has denied workers compensation benefits to a minimum wage employee who was shot when he ejected a customer who had been beating a woman inside the restaurant.

Asshat May Not Be The Correct Modifier

What a fucking tool! Please, I'm begging you Normie, go, please go. You can always walk the streets of Saint Paul like your father & maybe score like he did. If the unfortunate happens, like you get your sorry ass busted, you could always call on your BBF, Nasser Kazeminy to bail you out by giving money to your wife's business. Blo & Go, do tell?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Desolation Row

Jean Keene, R.I.P.

We get this story/obit via CS my friend & a friend of Jean Keene. I believe this is one of those brush with fame deals. I'm not positive I support the kind of feeding Ms. Keene did, but, nonetheless, it's fascinating.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Good 'Ole Boy From Wisco

Does the good thing.
A Wisconsin Army Reservist refused to leave Friday to return to his unit in Iraq, saying he's become disillusioned with the U.S. role there.

Spc. Kristoffer Walker of Green Bay said he sent an e-mail to his squad leader, platoon sergeant and company first sergeant in Iraq, stating he won't return from his two-week leave.
As much as I hate fundraisers, I would go to Mr. Walker's party.

From The No Shit Dick Tracey Files

Headline from the internets BBC.
Ridge: We were wrong to torture

OK, It's Xmas 2009 In NOLA!

I think I remember Jennie’s Grocery, I think I have a photo somewhere. So, I agree with The Kid Xmas in New Orleans this year. Time to make the reservations.
“We are proud to say that we get nothing from Sysco,” Ms. Turillo said, referring to the national food wholesaler.
Amen to that. My emphasis.  & if I find that photo of Jennie's Grocery, I'll post it posthaste. 

Friday, February 20, 2009

What A Waste Of Taxpayer's Money

Looks like the Navy really educated these morons. How can we continue to pay to educate potential officers when we produce morons like this? The U.S. Navy ought to be real proud of these dickwads.

I Don't Know

Maybe this is a sad event?

Snooks Eaglin, R.I.P.

Damn, another death, another obit.
A set by the "Human Jukebox" could range from Beethoven's "Fur Elise" to Bad Company's "Ready for Love."


...but the Mid-City Lanes became Mr. Eaglin's preferred venue. "He's an irreplaceable guy," Blancher said. "And he wouldn't travel, so if you wanted to see Snooks you had to come to Rock 'n 'Bowl."

During the 2000 Jazz Fest, Bonnie Raitt showed up at the Mid-City Lanes to hear Mr. Eaglin. He exclaimed from the stage, "Listen to this, Bonnie! You gonna learn something tonight, girl!" She later lent a hand by replacing a broken string on his guitar.


Blancher was among the few music industry figures that Mr. Eaglin allowed to visit his house. But he was unaware of the guitarist's deteriorating health. Blancher learned in January that Mr. Eaglin had been battling prostate cancer.

Mr. Eaglin checked into Ochsner Medical Center last week. With regret, he told his stepdaughter, Carolyn Gioustover, "I've got to call Quint Davis and tell him I won't make it to Jazz Fest."

He went into cardiac arrest Tuesday.

Mr. Eaglin often said his mother took care of him until his wife took over. He died on his mother's birthday.
More here.
Mr. Eaglin was known for picking strings with his thumb nail. He played and recorded with New Orleans musicians including Professor Longhair, the Wild Magnolias and others. Blind from the time he was a young child, Mr. Eaglin was a self-taught musician who learned to play the guitar by listening to the radio. Playing the guitar with his thumb nail allowed him to perform very fast, Mr. Davis said.

Snooks Eaglin with George Porter Jr. - I Just Cried Oh [1/6]

Monday, February 16, 2009

Paws* Somewhere Around Green Bay, Wisco Are Clapping Today

Venceremos, Hugo Chavez. Eat it, Bu$hCo dicks.

*The clapping paws reference is highly obscure, but refers to a canine owned by the north's Da Mayor & Mrs. Da Mayor, all now in exile from the greatest of lakes to a lake whose "...islands & bays are for sportsmen."**

**Another reference not all may get, so go here.

What he said here is really irresponsible,"....

No shit, Dick Tracy, Part Deux

..."deeply flawed" and "sloppily reasoned"...

No shit, Dick Tracy

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Must Acknowledge

I received the following text message yesterday:
Favre retires.
The noted anti-professional sports guy, Shutterwi was the author of the text message. I am unhappy, of course, that he did not use several exclamation marks after that great name Favre, as in "Farve!!!!!!!!!!retires." That would have been appropriate since it appears that indeed Brett Favre has retired.

& retired.

& retired.

& retired.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Stimuli Reached

It seems as if the good Democratic House members restored some of the truly helpful parts of Pres. Obama's stimulus package, like actually creating bills by building schools. I hope the President's dream of bipartisanism finally goes out the window. The ReThugs don't want to really help the American people, their mean-spirited offerings of an alternative stimulus package ought to finally dispel any such thoughts. Thanks to the House, President Obama did get most of what he asked for.


This is not good.

But Does He Flush Woodcock?

I guess I can no longer accuse someone of being dumber than a stump.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I Just Hope

That Palin is in fact the ReThugs standard-bearer for as many years as I can count, you betcha'. This private sector bullshit just keeps adding to the progressive political bank accounts. If this guy, Colberg, did such a great job, why is he resigning after only being on the job for two years? Oh, yeah.
In an interview with the Daily News this morning, Palin said Colberg did a great job as attorney general. She talked about his background, coming from the private sector and not government, and said he served the state well.
That private sector training sure made him one of the great A.D.s in Alaska's history. You just need to conveniently forget that Alaska has a really short history as a state. My emphasis.


How sweet this would be. The the next step would be for a college or university to offer him a job, then, while the campus burns with protests, he says he wants to spend more time with his family, as if they give a shit.
The numbers: Blumenthal 58%, Lieberman 30%. Yikes.

Via Doctor Duncan.

An oldie but a goodie. I can just feel the passion, eh?

Monday, February 09, 2009

Vitter Bitter Over Newest Challenger

"A Storm's A Brewin..."

Looks like that asshat hypocrite David Vitter is going to get some competition for his Senate seat. Some folks are pushing for Stormy Daniels to run against Vitter next year. I initially was going to link to Ms. Storm's personal website, but after viewing the opening page & pondering whether or not I'm 18 years of age of older, I decided that Ms. Daniels' website may insult my loyal four readers, or maybe they would stop reading me because I would appear to be a heterosexual pervert. Hey now, Sen. Vitter would think I was a pervert, & of course, anyone who wears diapers as an adult ought to know a pervert when he sees one. I suppose the next thing the dork will pass around is that he had a medical condition the required the use of diapers. Yeah, well, that ought to work. If you think Ms. Daniels has a snowball's chance in Baton Rouge, go sign the petition urging her to run.

OK folks, time to make a choice.

Sen. David Vitter

Or one Ms. Stormy Daniels

You be the judge.

Thank You For Nothing

I can not for the life of me, understand why Harry Reid allows idiots like Sen. Nelson, a presumed Democrat, team up with ReThugs like Snowe & Spector & LIEberman run & ruin the stimulus package? Reid allowed the ReThugs to stymie every positive bill in the last two years of the Bu$hCo assministration. & he did that without making those bastards actually filibuster for 24 hours or so. & now, what in the hell is he thinking? As Paul Krugman points out in today's NYT, these centrists continued Bu$hCo's policy of enriching the rich & screwing everybody else. I'm not sure what these morons think building a school involves, but I do & it involves hiring people to build it. Perish the thought that Snowe,, want to help the working class. They will now sit in their little club, sipping brandy from a snifter, smoking a Cuban cigar, & laughing about how they don't need no goddamned elections to run the country. Wake up Pres. Obama, your postpartisan wet dream has been interrupted. I would urge my loyal four readers to get in touch with their senator & representatives to try & get this travesty corrected. Since the House bill & Senate bill are different, a conference is needed. Let's hope the House holds strong & resists the damaging changes that LIEberman & his moron cohorts have done. As Krugman also points out, the stimulus package wasn't big enough to begin with, plus there were too many tax cuts.
What do you call someone who eliminates hundreds of thousands of American jobs, deprives millions of adequate health care and nutrition, undermines schools, but offers a $15,000 bonus to affluent people who flip their houses?

A proud centrist. For that is what the senators who ended up calling the tune on the stimulus bill just accomplished.


One of the best features of the original plan was aid to cash-strapped state governments, which would have provided a quick boost to the economy while preserving essential services. But the centrists insisted on a $40 billion cut in that spending.

The original plan also included badly needed spending on school construction; $16 billion of that spending was cut. It included aid to the unemployed, especially help in maintaining health care — cut. Food stamps — cut. All in all, more than $80 billion was c
ut from the plan, with the great bulk of those cuts falling on precisely the measures that would do the most to reduce the depth and pain of this slump.

On the other hand, the centrists were apparently just fine with one of the worst provisions in the Senate bill, a tax credit for home buyers. Dean Baker of the Center for Economic Policy Research calls this the “flip your house to your brother” provision: it will cost a lot of money while doing nothing to help the economy.

All in all, the centrists’ insistence on comforting the comfortable while afflicting the afflicted will, if reflected in the final bill, lead to substantially lower employment and substantially more suffering.

But how did this happen? I blame President Obama’s belief that he can transcend the partisan divide — a belief that warped his economic strategy.


Mr. Obama’s postpartisan yearnings may also explain why he didn’t do something crucially important: speak forcefully about how government spending can help support the economy. Instead, he let conservatives define the debate, waiting until late last week before finally saying what needed to be said — that increasing spending is the whole point of the plan.

And Mr. Obama got nothing in return for his bipartisan outreach. Not one Republican voted for the House version of the stimulus plan, which was, by the way, better focused than the original administration proposal.
My emphasis.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

The Wonderful World Of The Internets-Tubes

I clicked on a link I thought would take me to a page about wooden lure making, instead --

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Your Liberal Media

This article begins:
FOR the backers of Proposition 8, the state ballot measure to stop single-sex couples from marrying in California, victory has been soured by the ugly specter of intimidation.
My emphasis, but it gets worse as it goes along. The poor folks who donated to that awful, hateful Prop 8 don't like the clean, sunny air to disinfect their sordid homophobia. If you can read that opening paragraph & not know what the author, Brad Stone, believes, well...opaque government to you too. When we talk about the great whine of the west, we can add open democracy to the list of complaints about big guvmint - grazing rights, drilling rights, those annoying Native Americans. What gets me is that if Prop. 8, or any other cause, is worthy of your check, why shouldn't it be worthy of your name? These donor list laws do an invaluable service in the support of honest, open democratic government. Just because you donated to a hate amendment should not give you the right to anonymity, any donation carries with it the assumption that something is being purchased, & since the election is a government's business, those who opted to purchase influence need to be named. These morons ought to be proud of their donation, if they actually believe the bullshit that is spread about marriage. These conservatives like to whine rather than stand up.

Again, we really don't have much of a liberal media, get Brad Stone's word choice in this paragraph:
Mr. Clare said the site perverts the meaning of disclosure laws that were originally intended to expose large corporate donors who might be seeking to influence big state projects.
Perverts indeed! My emphasis.

BTW, here is the LINK to the Prop 8 Maps. If you haven't already been there, do it now & see if the friendliest guy on your block is a secret hater. Then do something about it. Please, no violence, we're Americans after all. Again, let's see if we can get some of Wisco's haters to start crying about the mean, old (in my case, anyway) bloggers & roving gangs of lesbians that are making their lives hard, I tell you, hard. Unless, of course, the aforementioned hard(ness) is penile/clitoral in designation. Then never mind. Watch out for those pink Charter Arms pistols, however, I here they shoot real straight.

Charter Pink Lady Revolver 53830, 38 Special, 2 in, Black Synthetic Grip, Pink Aluminum Alloy / Stainless Steel Finish, 5 Rd

"...each has attained a measure of success."

I used to show my dogs, back when I could actually run a pattern in a ring. A couple of my dogs became show champions, but they were handled to their majors by good, knowledgeable friends, or professional handlers. This story if about a family of handlers, presently three siblings. It's sort of interesting if you are sort of interesting, got it loyal four readers? Good.
The most active handlers can earn more than $100,000 a year....

That little number got your attention, didn't it? It sounds great, but believe me, there is so much work involved as to be mind-numbing. My emphasis.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

I'm Confused

How does a pediatrician have the time to do so much business cooking? While a person can certainly do whatever she likes to do, I actually think the following should have disqualified her brother from any position.
Monica Turner, Mr. Steele’s sister and an ex-wife of the former boxer Mike Tyson....
My emphasis. I mean, really now, come on, for cripe's sake. Here's the pediatrician in question, before the divorce, I presume.

Here's more on the story from Black Political Thought. A question asked & answered, quite nicely.
This begs the question of why he was elected as the chairman when he has faced allegations of mishandling of campaign money in prior elections and was twice fined for missing filing deadlines. They selected him because they wanted to make a statement -- a black man is the chairman of the RNC to match President Obama's historic ascent to the presidency. So what? This clearly isn't the right person for the position and with that dark cloud over his head, he should be the last person to criticize President Obama.
My emphasis. & that's from a self-described "...daily dose of conservative commentary...." A daily dose, heh, heh. Oh, sorry, I was thinking of the clap or something. Reading conservative ??thought?? always does that to me, sorry, I'll get my feet out of the gutter now.

Dewey Martin, R.I.P.

Obit here. I love this song, since it really does explain, pretty much, why I hate most cops. If you've ever been followed for a half a dozen miles, then put up against your car, frisked, & then having to show your "papers", all for flashing the peace sign, well, maybe then you would understand the deep antipathy, almost vicious cynicism, & loathing I feel for that " with a gun over there...."

Here you go:
ARTIST: Buffalo Springfield
TITLE: For What It's Worth
Lyrics and Chords

There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware
I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

/ E - A - / / / / E D A C /

There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind
I think it's time we stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

What a field-day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly say, hooray for our side
It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away

We better stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Stop, now, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Stop, children, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

The above is the best I can do for a video.

OK, so this isn't "For What Its Worth", but Neil Young was a member of Buffalo Springfield, so, to heck with you, sue my sorry ass.

Is Jimmy Carter Having A Last Sad Laugh?

Peanuts, anyone?
The plant manager told inspectors that workers didn't clean the exposed areas and didn't realize the insecticide couldn't be used around food.
Another colossal failure of the educational system in America, or maybe just Georgia. My emphasis.

Thursday, February 05, 2009


Kudos to Sec. Salazar for doing the right thing. I, too, was surprised by Salazar's action, since he doesn't have much of an environmental background. Maybe winning is helping all of us perk up a bit.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is canceling oil and gas leases on 77 parcels of federal land in Utah, according to sources familiar with the decision, ending a fierce battle over whether to allow energy exploration in the environmentally sensitive area.

Bu$hCo's Legacy, Part Number, Oh, Who Cares?

Another reason why Bu$hCo's whole notion of governance was completely flawed from the get-go. This whole notion of industry "cooperation" began with Alzheimer Ronnie, but since then, it's been clear that you cannot trust any industry to police itself, much less do the right thing for the people of this nation.

The F.D.A. can seize a product that it suspects is contaminated, and it can ask a federal judge for authority to recall products if a maker refuses to do so. The agency can also announce that it suspects problems with a product before the company agrees to a recall. But it rarely does any of these.

Bill Marler, a food safety lawyer in Seattle, said the agency had neither the authority nor the courage it needed to keep the food supply safe.

Michael R. Taylor, a former top official at the food agency, said change was needed.

F.D.A. negotiates communications about recalls with companies,(WTF? ed.) Mr. Taylor said, “and that sometimes leads to delays. Changing that dynamic when people are getting seriously ill and dying is something that ought to happen.”

My emphasis, but anyone with a compassionate brain can see what's happening. Hopefully, none of my loyal four readers where touched by the peanut butter fiasco - a lunchtime staple in coldH2Oville. We've been fine, with no thanks to the FDA.

Monday, February 02, 2009


I have always felt that those bloggers who referred to the moron Bu$hCo as a chimpanzee were hitting below the belt. Chimps have been always been clever & now they have discovered that chimps, young chimps, are indeed clever.
Humans overtake chimpanzees in development terms as they grow older but the study sends stark warnings that looking after just an infant’s physical needs is likely to result in a child who is maladjusted, unhappy and under-achieving.
"maladjusted"? "under-achieving"? "child"? Sound sadly familiar? Yeah, me too.

Screw You, Phil

& thanks for nothing.

May I humbly suggest this culinary masterpiece for today's supper?


* This recipe came from the Mountin(sic) Makin's in the Smokies Cookbook. The note above the recipe states that this recipe was received from someone's mother-in-law.
* Ground Hog
* spicewood branches
* salt, pepper to taste
* flour
* bacon greese(sic) or 1/2 cup shortening


1. Dress and cut it up. Put in pot, then bring to boil. Break up spicewood branches and put in pot with meat. Boil until meat is tender. Remove; then salt and pepper; then roll in flour; put in 1/2 cup shortening, preferably bacon grease. Then put in oven and bake until it is brown.


Sunday, February 01, 2009

Ratzo Is Earning His Name, & The Roman Catholic Church Is Hellbent On Retreating To 101 C.E. Or Something Like That

Hate is one the rise in the Roman Catholic Church, as in:
Austrian priest gets promoted, even after claiming Katrina to be a work of the hand of god to straighten up (& I mean straighten up) the residents of New Orleans.
In 2005, Wagner was quoted in a parish newsletter as saying that he was convinced that the death and destruction of Hurricane Katrina earlier that year was "divine retribution" for New Orleans' tolerance of homosexuals and laid-back sexual attitudes.

Here's the second thing: a Holocaust denier Pope Ratzo rehabilitated (i.e. un-excommunicated) this moron.
"I believe there were no gas chambers... I think that two to three hundred thousand Jews perished in Nazi concentration camps but none of them by gas chambers."

Not That It Matters Much To Me

But I must report that after a great multi-course meal: mussels, fruit, & salad, then t-bones & potato salad, the Cardinals lost,
Steelers - 27 Cardinals - 23

Oh, & there were crooked refs hanging around Tampa, FL, last seen leaving the stadium.