Saturday, January 31, 2015

Google Images is the Bomb.


My friend rg9rts coined the phrase 'vaginal probe keychain.' I never heard of such. I asked what it was. Rg9rts allowed as how it was made up. So creative. We were discussing the War on Women.

I thought it was a euphonious phrase, so I googled it. I did that once before with interesting results. This is the result of my google, The best attributions I can find are below or on the images.:


http://atheistuniverse.net/photo/vaginal-probe


https://professorkraz.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/war-on-women-with-legos/

During the height of last year’s outcry over the GOP’s “War on Women,” transvaginal probes became one of the most recognizable symbols of the Republican Party’s overreaching anti-abortion policies. Particularly when Virginia pushed forward with a controversial measure to require all women seeking abortions to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound, women’s health advocates decried the practice as “state-sponsored rape.” Read more at Think Progress.
I do not mean to diss those who enjoy electro sex. It is a shame that the dirty filthy GOP taints all that is good and creative. Laughing. You can get the bumper sticker below for $1.00 American.



Friday, January 30, 2015

Poet Rod McKuen is dead at 81. Rest in Song.

“We will all wake up semi-angels, if we wake at all.” 


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

FASCIST KITTEH



Musical Interlude for Attitude Adjustment - Ernie Kovacs does Tchaikovsky


Television: A medium. So called because it's neither rare nor well done. - Ernie Kovacs 


Ernie told a lie in this well known quote. Ernie did television well and often. Rest in Laughter.


Monday, January 26, 2015

I have viciously funny friends.

Re: Snowmageddon in Philadelphia - 
Coming Soon! 8-13 inches!

Nick Vanocur

On the bright side, it will be harder for police to shoot people in a blizzard.

MagnaDave
White people.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Singing Show Tunes at Nick's Place

Hello Sarah,......well, hello, Sarah.
It's so nice to have you back to get things wrong.
You're lookin' swell, Sarah.......We can tell, Sarah.
You're still throwin'...you're still blowin'...you're still goin' strong.
I feel my head swayin'......while the tape's playin'
One of your old favourite rants from way back when.
So..... here's her rap fellas.......find her an empty fact, fellas.
Sarah'll never go away again.
- Nick Vanocur

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Barry Goldwater warned us about these Mofos.

Secular theocracy is a bad thing says Mike Huckabee. I guess Huckabee was asleep in English class and missed the lesson on oxymorons.

Secular theocracy is a Frank Luntzian phrase - makes you sound smart to others - unless the others are smart. I want my POTUS to be smarter than me, Huckabee. Epic fail.
“In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own. It is error alone that needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.”
~Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Horatio Spofford, 1814
Huckabee is the guy who told me I have a bad character for wanting birth control covered by my medical insurance. HuckaJesus said good women with self control do not need "Uncle Sugar." In other words, he called me a slut and a prostitute because I do not have the same political and religious opinion he has. Religious authoritarians have very high standards - for others. I would rip his face off for a nickel. 


The Republican Conservative Barry Goldwater said this about folks like the Hucksterbee. Where are the sane Republicans? Come back, come back. Maybe they are all dead?
"Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them.
The religious factions that are growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with wisdom.... I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in 'A,' 'B,' 'C,' and 'D.' Just who do they think they are?... I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of conservatism."
- Barry Goldwater, (1909–1998), five-term US Senator, Republican Party nominee for President in 1964*, Maj. Gen., US Air Force Reserves, author of The Conscience of a Conservative.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Baby in a Blender

I think that Abortion Zealots are disordered. And I make that perfectly clear HERE.

I like to keep up with what is going on in the body politic. So I read and post to discussions on the Net. I found this GEM of a comment on a Rolling Stone article about abortion:
Zealot:  Using machines to go into the body and terminate a function the body was already doing isn't really "respecting the body". And thats not even mentioning how DISrespectful it is to the baby in the blender.
This comment is FetusPorn. Baby in a blender? Woman as blender and abortion as whirling blender blades? Shudder. Here is another sadistic comment showed up recently in an abortion discussion.
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ....Pay for your own uterus scraping 
Zealots say these things because they care. The issue is how they care. Should these sadistic trolls be free to harass women on American street corners at will? I mean, who else do you think is outside those clinics.
Both studies revealed similar patterns of relations between trolling and the Dark Tetrad of personality: trolling correlated positively with sadism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism, using both enjoyment ratings and identity scores. Of all personality measures, sadism showed the most robust associations with trolling and, importantly, the relationship was specific to trolling behavior. Enjoyment of other online activities, such as chatting and debating, was unrelated to sadism. Thus cyber-trolling appears to be an Internet manifestation of everyday sadism.  - Trolls Just Want to Have Fun
Look at the rest of the language: "machines go into the body." This person is a sexual freak. It has a rich full fantasy life. Now, the questions I ask myself when I encounter one of these freaks on a message board are:

How far does its madness go? Is its madness confined to keeping the KY and Kleenex there by the computer, so it can whackoff neatly when it types "machines go into the body?" Is it a fan of anime porn only? Or is it an arsonist, assassin, bomber and/or a child molester?

The most poignant delusion this Zealot Freak exhibits is its delusion that It will be seen as caring and moral.

You know what really frosts my cookies? In the Insane Morality Play that is internet "civility censorship," my comments you have just read got sent to "moderation." The Freaks comments sailed right on through. Oh Rolling Stone. How the mighty have fallen. So it goes.



Tuesday, January 20, 2015

PORK!

It is too serious around here. Past time for some Filth and Dirt.

Speaking of swine, I take this opportunity to say we need to regularly and randomly drug test Congress. Start with Steve Cantaloupe Calves King. But I digress.

“Squeal” is the name of the campaign ad Joni Ernst ran during the Iowa GOP primary last year. In the now-famous spot, Ernst said learning how to castrate hogs made her qualified to cut pork (as in federal spending) in Washington.

Fukum says "Joni Ernst is Michele Bachmann with pig testicles." Wrong. Only if she has the testicles in her pocket. 

I have it on good authority that this photograph on the left is a Joni Ernst selfie. Gives new meaning to the verb to pork.

Of course, I am lying. But why should FUX Snooze and Ernst have all the fun?

DESPITE CAMPAIGNING ON PORK-CUTTING FAMILY LIVING “WITHIN OUR MEANS,” SEN. ERNST’S KIN TOOK OVER $460,000 IN FARM SUBSIDIES

Joni Ernst's teeth make me nervous and I am not even male. I am going to stock up on popcorn and beer. I think this woman is a hoot.

This is a Cagle Post cartoon by Taylor Jones. Cagle Post could use some support from lovers of editorial cartoons. They are under political cyberattack. Contribute a little as a buck a month and enjoy guilt free superior cartoon pleasure. See the cartoonist talking about his work in the video below.



Monday, January 19, 2015

The Dream

"Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism." - Martin Luther King 
Countee Cullen is a giant of an American poet. I dream America - I dream her free of racial discrimination of the killing kind so exquisitely delineated in Cullen's poem.
Countee Cullen
INCIDENT
Once riding in old Baltimore,
Heart-filled, head-filled with glee,
I saw a Baltimorean
Keep looking straight at me.
Now I was eight and very small,
And he was no whit bigger,
And so I smiled, but he poked out
His tongue, and called me, 'Nigger.'
I saw the whole of Baltimore
From May until December;
Of all the things that happened there
That's all that I remember.
Rest in Peace Martin Luther King Jr. The struggle continues.

Lyrics to Lift Every Voice and Sing written by another poet of the Harlem Renaissance James Weldon Johnson. History of the Harlem Renaissance and its Poets HERE. Composer is J. Rosamond Johnson. 


Lyrics:
Lift ev'ry voice and sing,
'Til earth and heaven ring,
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the list'ning skies,
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
Let us march on 'til victory is won.
Stony the road we trod,
Bitter the chastening rod,
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
Yet with a steady beat,
Have not our weary feet
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered,
Out from the gloomy past,
'Til now we stand at last
Where the gleam of our bright star is cast.
God of our weary years,
God of our silent tears,
Thou who has brought us thus far on the way;
Thou who has by Thy might
Led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee,
Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee;
Shadowed beneath Thy hand,
May we forever stand,
True to our God,
True to our native land.

Monday, January 12, 2015

OMG GOP WTF! - Oink Oink Edition

Authoritarian Man of the Republican persuasion is pissed that women do not have to fuck men to feed the kids anymore.

I have been a single Mother for 50 years. I have no idea what he is talking about. I am poor because I had kids.

This shaming rhetoric is just more of the 'Uncle Sugar' meme we got from Huckabee Pig. Is this the new salvo in the War on Women?

I will say this: Why buy the whole Pig when all you want is 7 ounces of Sausage? Or as expressed in WASP:
“If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.” ― Katharine Hepburn
I totally get Senator Ron Johnson's dilemma and his focus. I would not fuck this guy with Sarah Palin's dick. Cannot imagine any self respecting woman feeling any different. Amends and all due respect to Mrs. Johnson, if any. I mean "Lady, do you dig your man?"


Religious Authoritarians love them some Leviticus. I throw some at you, Ron Johnson. I think we need to randomly and regularly drug test Congress. Starting with Steve Canteloupe Calves King and proceeding on through this mofo.
Leviticus 19:10 English Standard Version (ESV)   
And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God.

Black Gold and Arkansas - UPDATE Aerial View

Renewed Keystone XL legislation made me want to revisit this event. I wrote this April 1 2013. A lot has happened since then.

A woman named Jane Cleeb and a lot of Nebraska farmers have been kicking ass and taking names. I hope the recent approval of the pipeline by the House of Representatives and the Nebraska Supreme Court do not discourage them.

A ruptured oil pipeline destroys a very nice neighborhood. This tar sands stuff does not dissolve and it stinks bad. The oil is corrosive and full of chemicals so it dissolves the pipes. These folks did not know about the pipeline when they bought their houses.

Imagine this crap in the waterways and the Ogallala Aquifer. There is still a coating of oil and chemicals on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico from the BP spill.

You are looking at your future if they build this pipeline. At the time of this writing, Exxon submitted a Bill to the AK legislature that says Exxon does not have to pay you if they destroy your home and neighborhood by spill. How long are we going to allow Corporations to privatize all the profits and socialize the pollution and mistakes?



http://epaosc.org/site/image_list.aspx?site_id=8502

http://m.arkansasonline.com/galleries/16941/album/

The links above will take you to slide shows of the Mayflower Spill. As I looked at all the photographs of the cleanup, the still small voice asked me "Where are they putting the cleanup trash?" I did not like what I heard my self answer "Remember Love Canal?"

This guy has it right.


Cabu was assassinated at Charlie Hebdo - Sign of the Month - January 2015


Cabu was born in 1938 and had been doing political cartooning for more than 40 years. Some of his work is below. The cartoons do not require translation. We can see his lifelong dedication to peace on Earth and his hatred of violence. Rest in peace and honor. 











True. This! —
Beneath the rule of men entirely great
The pen is mightier than the sword.
Behold
The arch-enchanters wand! — itself is nothing! —
But taking sorcery from the master-hand
To paralyse the Cæsars, and to strike
The loud earth breathless! —
Take away the sword —
States can be saved without it!
- Edward Bulwer Lytton


Sunday, January 11, 2015

SUCK-A-BEE! He is running for President. Lucky us.

Okay. I am awake. I have my coffee and some doggerel in progress. Anybody who wants to help with my song, just chime in and write a verse.
Or fix a line in my lyrics. This poem writing shit is not easy even if it is only doggerel.
Suckabee!
He's oozing all over me.
Fat right winger on a spree,
Peddling God for the GOP.
Suckabee!
Calling me 'slut' for a fee,
To takeThe Pill from me,
Peddling shame and eternity.
Suckabee!
Left FUX Snooze TV,
To run for the Presidency
An act of cupidity.
Refrain:
Just ignore the crucifix in the parlor.
Suckabuck sells Jesus for the dollar. 
I am not taken in by Mike Huckabee's good ole country boy persona. Why do I despise him you may well ask. Barry Goldwater says it best:
On religious issues there can be little or no compromise. There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs. There is no more powerful ally one can claim in a debate than Jesus Christ, or God, or Allah, or whatever one calls this supreme being. But like any powerful weapon, the use of God's name on one's behalf should be used sparingly.
The religious factions that are growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with wisdom. They are trying to force government leaders into following their position 100 percent. If you disagree with these religious groups on a particular moral issue, they complain, they threaten you with a loss of money or votes or both.
I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in "A," "B," "C" and "D." Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me?
And I am even more angry as a legislator who must endure the threats of every religious group who thinks it has some God-granted right to control my vote on every roll call in the Senate. I am warning them today: I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of "conservatism."
Speech in the US Senate (16 September 1981)
This poster came from BartCop. You want to go there if you enjoy first rate political barbecue.


Friday, January 9, 2015

Je suis Charlie

“The moment you say that any idea system is sacred, whether it’s a religious belief system or a secular ideology, the moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible."
― Salman Rushdie
[Defend the right to be offended (open Democracy, 7 February 2005)]” 



Thursday, January 8, 2015

Texas Toast at Nick's Place


There once was a man named Perry
Of whom we better be wary.
What he did to our rights
Sure heightened our frights.
A presidency sure would be scary.
- Nick Vanocur




Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Legal scholar wants to 'rescue' your fetus.

Stay far away from people who claim they want to do things for you. Like this guy. Download a copy of his entire paper at the link.

Poster by Favianna Rodriguez.:
Does the Right to Elective Abortion Include the Right to Ensure the Death of the Fetus? - Stephen G. Gilles Quinnipiac University School of Law January 2, 2015
Abstract:

Is the right to an elective abortion limited to terminating the woman’s pregnancy, or does it also include the right to ensure the death of the fetus? Important as this question is in principle, in today’s world the conduct that would squarely raise it cannot occur in practice. The right to elective abortion applies only to fetuses that are not viable, which by definition means that they have been determined to have no realistic chance of surviving outside the uterus. Even if abortion providers used fetus-sparing methods rather than the fetus-killing methods they currently prefer, pre-viable fetuses would die within minutes. In the not-so-distant future, however, new artificial-womb technologies may make this question an urgent one by enabling pre-viable aborted fetuses to survive to full term if a fetus-sparing abortion method is used. Moreover, whether a woman has the right to ensure the death of her fetus may already have important implications for state laws that regulate the destruction or indefinite non-gestation of cryopreserved embryos.

The subject, therefore, is well worth exploring, both as a matter of constitutional principle and for its present and possible future legal ramifications. To do so, this Article analyzes hypothetical state legislation enacted in the wake of two technological breakthroughs that may occur in the coming decades: (1) improved surgical techniques that enable fetuses to be removed alive from their mothers’ wombs at any stage of gestation; and (2) artificial wombs in which these fetuses can be gestated to term. The Article assumes that these dual technologies (which I refer to as “AW”) will be safe for women, not prohibitively expensive, and reasonably effective: many pre-viable fetuses would survive fetus-sparing abortions and successfully be gestated to full term in an artificial womb. The Article then supposes that a state enacts legislation prohibiting fetus-killing abortion methods and providing AW at state expense to any woman who chooses to terminate her pregnancy. 
We do not know how gestation of a fetus outside a human beings body will effect the mental health and emotions of said fetus. The effects could be profound on both Woman and Fetus/Child. Only a psychopath thinks human emotion is a thing to be ignored.

All of this 'prolife' nonsense is designed to take women's power and potency from them and to put women back into the box we were in before suffrage in 1920. Women have had human rights in the US for 95 years - the lifetime of one woman.

My ova, my fetuses, my womb and my body and its contents belong to/with me and my family. I am not owned by the State or other people. This is Nazi stuff. The quote below from Ernst Rudin known as one of the founders of 'racial hygiene.'
Whoever is not physically or mentally fit must not pass on his defects to his children. The state must take care that only the fit produce children. Conversely, it must be regarded as reprehensible to withhold healthy children from the State.
My question is: what is the State going to do with these 'rescued' children? What are they going to do with the 'unhealthy' children? Never forget Tuam. It was Catholics and the State that did Tuam. Maybe death is superior than sale or donation to the State.

Childrfen at Auschwitz

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

No Dancing in the Street

Banksy tells it like it is. --------------------------->

In 1964, it was safe to dance in the street. And Martha and the Vandellas were leading the dance in Detroit with their signature single.

In 2014, the cops knock you down for dancing in New York City. You dancing? What the fuck is the matter with you?

I call Philly the Land of a Thousand Dances. I wonder if it is still safe to dance in the street in my city.


Planning a trip the the Big Apple to celebrate Christmas anytime soon? Do not bring your dancing shoes or your sense of humor. Laughing and dancing get you beat up in New York City.


Where are you, Sgt. Shamar Thomas? We need you.


The Dancing Man is the name given to the man who was filmed dancing on the street in Sydney, Australia, after the end of World War II. On 15 August 1945, a reporter took note of a man's joyful expression and dance and asked him to do it again. The man consented and was caught on motion picture film in an Australian edition of the newsreel Movietone News. The film and stills from it have taken on iconic status in Australian history and culture, and symbolise victory in the war.

Monday, December 29, 2014

ZOMG. I am turning into a Stalker Troll.

National Review Online published an article about the retirement of Tom Coburn. I am glad he is going. NRO quietly removed my comments. 

I am an abuse survivor. I tend to become enmeshed with folks who reject me. What happened NRO? No more @troll game and piling on like beserkers? Just simple deletion?

I liked it when you all ran around like your hair is on fire, hurling @troll, answering comments you have removed and clogging disqus with impotent rage. I feel so let down.

This whine has no redeeming social value. It is just me obsessing on having my comments removed. This is what I am not allowed to say at National Review Online. Now I admit my initial remark was provocative.
The problem with Tom Coburn is that he is crazier than an outhouse rat.
Mind you, normally I would have typed shithouse rat. I try to be good around authoritarian rightwingers. Really, I do. I commented again.
I will try being more polite. The problem with Tom Coburn is that he is not sane. 
"It's just a good thing I can't pack a gun on the Senate floor." —Coburn, two weeks after the near-fatal shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) 
"The gay community has infiltrated the very centers of power in every area across this country, and they wield extreme power… That agenda is the greatest threat to our freedom that we face today. Why do you think we see the rationalization for abortion and multiple sexual partners? That's a gay agenda." - Tom Coburn
They removed my comment. I tried once more. I hollered "The Emperor has no clothes!" I even gave them a link to the source of my quotes:
Tom Coburn is so crazy that it interferes with his reputation. Cognitive dissonance raised to high art.
"Tom Coburn explains how senior citizens prospered in the pre-Medicare days of widespread old age poverty and constant death:
"You can't tell me the system is better now than it was before Medicare," he said.
Coburn agreed that some people received poor care - or no care - before Medicare was enacted in the 1960s, but said communities worked together to make sure most people received needed medical attention.
He also conceded that doctors and hospitals often went unpaid for their efforts, or accepted baked goods or chickens in partial payment."
Internet Civility folks are such Nazis. I hate the Tone Patrol and the Language Police. Now that I have whined a bit and cried on your shoulder, Cher Reader, I can start the New Year at peace.

In conclusion, I quote the Illustrious and Reknowned Bammac who truly deserves the last word.:
With a scrabbling of tiny claws and a waft of foul, a shithouse rat appears at the edge of the old single holer, spits, and says "there are crazy Dems, too!"
"Are they living in an outhouse, like you"? I ask...
"Walp.....no....." He wheezes...
"Crazy is relative" I tell him, as I swing the shovel down...
 http://crooksandliars.com/2014/12/conservatives-simply-cannot-accept-their

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Bill Allyn's Christmas Gift to this Republic

Click Me!
I found this excellent essay on law enforcement on Crooks and Liars. It was just hanging out in the comments. The author, Bill Allyn, has posted it on a number of online sites. I hope I can help his comments go viral by publishing them here. I think he covers all the bases. 

"America has a serious, institutionalized, systemic law enforcement problem. Over the last 4 decades, our law enforcement has become increasingly militarized, putting every citizen at risk of being shot and killed for nothing more than reaching for their wallet, as instructed, or less. This may increase safety for police officers (debatable, in the long run), but at the expense of making American citizens far less safe, which is the exact opposite of the goals of law enforcement. We need to create systems that bring back accountability within every level of the justice system.

Nationally, we need to:

1. Create citizen oversight committees with powers of subpoena and prosecutorial discretion for every law enforcement agency in the country. 

2. Require law enforcement officers to be personally insured to protect taxpayers from lawsuits. Too risky for insurance? No insurance, no badge. 

3. Require every law enforcement officer to wear a camera. No camera, no gun. No exceptions. 

4. Require yearly psyche tests and lie detector tests to screen out bad apples. 

5. Require monthly drug and steroid tests.

6. All police agencies must keep a database of every officer-caused civilian injury, shooting or killing, and that data must be periodically transmitted to a third-party, non-biased national database. 

7. Any officer involved in a shooting must be alcohol and drug tested immediately.

8. Officers should be made aware of studies on abuse of power, such as the Stanford Prison Experiment and the Milgram experiment on obedience to authority figures.

9. Create a special number to report police brutality. 

10. Create national database of bad cops, so they don’t just get hired elsewhere.

11. Reverse militarization of police forces. Take away military “toys”, weapons, APC's, uniforms, etc. Keep SWAT/military weapons and equipment under lock and key only to be used in genuine emergencies.

12. End drug prohibition/war on drugs. Use harm reduction strategies. 

13. End private prison industry. 

14. Create a national organization dedicated to these ideals."

Friday, December 19, 2014

Yo, Pope Frankie, Happy Birthday!

Pope Francis was leaving the Vatican in the dead of night to "administer anonymously to the homeless of Rome." He got caught.

This Christmas he purchased sleeping bags and gave them to the homeless of Rome on his 78th birthday - upfront.

Good move, Frankie. Now they will not suspect you and you can boogie out the back door when the Spirit moves you.  

Frankie, you seem like a good guy. So I hope you will take my remarks in the Spirit they are offered. 

You are doing good. You make me want to come back to church. I look forward to seeing you in Philly next year.  

Philly used to be a city of neighborhood churches and bars. One of each, church and bar, on every fourth corner. Nine of the Catholic Churches in my neighborhood have closed their doors. The bars are still open and turned into Delis with beer cases. Not a bar stool or a pew in sight. So sad. Where are the places for fellowship? But I digress

First thing, and this is important, nothing is anonymous if you get caught. So stop that. Not the going out, the getting caught hanging with bums. Pray to St. Nicholas, patron saint of runaways, thieves and children for assistance. I must say, you are right on time in the Myth and Public Relations departments.

Second, maybe you can fool others, PaPa, but you cannot fool me. You are not ministering to the wretched of Rome. They, each and every one, are ministering to you.

It is a hard job being a Pope. You often have to deal with an anus like Cardinal Dolan. You got to have some fun. For sure you need a real good hug or two. Ten good hugs a day will keep you sane. Dio ti benedica, caro Papà. I know S/He does. Feliz cumpleaños! Feliz Navidad!


OMG GOP WTF? - Open the Old Cigar Box

Tom Delay hates the new Cuba policy.
“This is surrender,” DeLay said. “This is a president who is a socialist to begin with reaching out to his socialist friends and opening up relationships with one of the most oppressive regimes in the world. The only worse one I can think of right now is North Korea.”

China and Saudi Arabia are repressive regimes. We have relationships with them. North Korea? Tom is nothing if he is not fashion conscious. And just a chickenshit scared as SONY evidently. 

Tom Delay is not integrity challenged. Hell no! As Kinky Friedman once said "I'm not supporting their economy, I'm burning their crops."

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Party Punches for New Year Celebrations

Punches are elegant and perfect for celebrations of all kinds. Never forget that Punch stock should be poured over a block of ice and served cold cold cold. The only exception is the Coffee Punch below. 

These Party Punches come from Charleston Receipts.  I recommend this cookbook. It is the encyclopedia of Southern comfort. Proceeds from the sale of Charleston Receipts cookbook go to many worthy community projects of the Junior League of Charleston. I receive no payment. 

Coffee Punch

1 gallon strong Coffee
1 quart Cream
2 quarts Vanilla Ice Cream
5 teaspoons Vanilla
5 tablespoons Sugar

Chill Coffee. Whip Cream, add Sugar and Vanilla. Place Ice Cream and whipped Cream in punch bowl and pour Coffee over it. Mix well before serving. ( If block Ice Cream is used, slice it into thin slices before placing in the punch bowl. ) 50-60 servings. 
– Mrs. S. Edward Izard Jr. (Anne Kirk)

Otranto Club Punch

1 pound loaf Sugar
1 quart strong Green Tea
Juice of 12 Lemons, strained
1-2 quarts carbonated Water
1 pint Peach Brandy
1 quart heavy or light Rum
2 quarts Brandy or Rye Whiskey

Dissolve the Sugar in the Tea; add Lemon Juice, Peach Brandy, Rum and the Brandy or Rye Whiskey. Use an abundance of ice, adding a liberal quantity of carbonated Water. 50-70 Servings.
- Louis Y. Davison Jr. 

Cotillion Club Punch

1/4 pound Gunpowder (Green) Tea (makes 5 quarts)
1 quart Cherries
2 dozen Lemons, juice
1/2 pint Fruit Syrup
12 quarts carbonated Water
6-8 quarts Rye Whiskey
1/2 pint Rum
1 pound Sugar made into thick syrup

Pour 5 quarts boiling Water onto the Tea, bring this to a boil; remove from fire at once and let stand until strong enough. Strain and, when cool, add juice of Lemons, Syrup from the Cherries and also the Rye and Rum. Sweeten to taste with any Fruit Syrup; add Sugary syrup and Cherries. Bottle this stock and keep on ice until ready to serve. Pour over block of ice, add one quart Carbonated Water to one quart of stock. This stock can be kept indefinitely if bottled and sealed. Yield 275-300 servings.
- A Charleston Gentleman 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Do not like it? Do not look. Boycott.

“I felt like crying but nothing came out. It was just a sort of sad sickness, sick sad, when you can't feel any worse. I think you know it.” ― Charles BukowskiTales of Ordinary Madness
I am not watching TV because of the torture 'debate' the networks are sponsoring now. Torture is not debateable.

I feel sick thinking that my government has made me a torturer.

The networks think I am going to pay for this torture debate shyte and Little Luke Russert too? Out of their fooking minds. Not even to keep Lawrence and Joy and Rachel.

There is nothing to debate. Cable TV is a vast wasteland. And I am paying big bucks for it.

I can stop doing that. I have done it before. I can get Netflix on my laptop. There is life after cable TV.

Click for more of Meathead  Portraits !
There is nothing to debate. Torturers are the scum of the earth. 
"So grotesque and preposterous are the principle characters in this galaxy of clowns and crooks that none but a thrice double ass could have taken them for rulers." Officer in the Allied Control Commission describing the architects of the Shoah during Nuremberg Trials for War Crimes. 
We are paying big bucks to insure our Clown Rulers and their toadys have their legal expenses paid if they are sued or prosecuted for doing the torture. Seems I cannot stop paying for torture, one way or another. They keep putting Cheyney on TV. 

Unless, of course, I do what the Founding Fathers did. Revolution is traditionally American. Just like watching TV. Just like boycott. By the way, you can get this or any other Meathead Portrait on a Tshirt.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dear Santa...one of those...and one of those... - Attitude Adjustment

This video makes me want to go out and howl at the moon.
 I want three of these for Christmas. Chocolate, vanilla and ginger.
Desire never dies. 


I think I will give Cheesecake equal time: Vintage PinUp Girls: