Thursday, July 31, 2008


If this is truly going dark than ya'll can expect my blogging here to pick up, because I usually spend excessive amounts of online-time over there.

But, I'm going to expect comments to pick up, because I don't enjoy talking to myself.

I'm joshing (sorta) but Protein Wisdom really had one of the best internet communities out there. I don't know if it's really going for good, but it's looking dire.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


If I ever lose my shit and go all crazy in a church or shopping mall, I would like it to be noted that I have books by Maxine Greene, John Dewey, and Andrea Dworkingon my bookshelf.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sunday reading

Can someone please explain to me ... do lefties simply oppose things because those on the "Right" support them? I came across this story at "Sadly, No!" where the author is taking NRO's K-Lo to task about bikinis.

Over at America’s Shittiest Website™, K-Lo is incensed about the latest fad that is turning young girls into shameless, godless hussies: bikinis.

[F]or heaven’s sake. This Washington Post piece on three 16-year-old girls shopping for bikinis in Tyson’s Corner is begging for a dad to be on the scene. Mom’s no help — one of them provides financial assistance because a teenage girl just has to have a bikini, you know. “Bikinis are more popular because they’re sexier. They draw a guy’s attention.” Where’s dad to just say no?

Next thing you know these young girls will want to be dancing the “twist” and going out in public without male relatives as chaperones.

What really got me going, though, were the commnets.

J— said,
July 27, 2008 at 16:05

Such subtleties are lost on Lopez, Woodrowfan, as her main objection is to teenage girls factoring into their decision making attraction to teenage boys. Her call for the presence of dads is a call for this budding sexuality to be stifled. And this reflects on her conception of what role a father should have in a daughter’s maturation. “You want the boys to look at you? I cannot allow that!”

Women who were never good-looking become even more bitter towards the young ones who are as they enter middle age and realize that, even though they weren’t good looking in youth, that was as good as it was ever going to get for them, and they wasted those best years hating on all the girls their age who were better-looking instead of making the most of their brief window of opportunity when they looked the best they were ever going to look.

K-Lo exhibits said behavoir on a predictably regular schedule. It’s quite sad.

K-Lo is quite insulting to fathers as well as the mother. She regulates dads to being vagina guardians defending against the icky penis. As if men have no clue how to raise their kids to be confident and responsible when it comes to normal human interactions.

The whole meme of hide the females so the icky males with penises will miraculously learn to have sex and flirtations with trees is quite the mind warp. It is difficult to determine which K-Lo despises more men or women.


So, the meme from proggs is to let your daughter's dress as slutty as they want, BECAUSE OF THE PATRIARCHY, and don't try to guard against the evil penises. Also, if you are against your daughter wearing dental-floss-as-bathing-atire, it's prolly 'cause you were an ugly hag.

You've come a LONG WAY BABY!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

OK, Everyone act nice and pretend that I'm not a part of the VAST RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY

I just gave an old college friend a link to my blog. Perhaps he won't notice I bat for the wrong team.


Obama snubs troops

The Obama World Tour™ cancelled it's visit to Landstuhl and Ramstein this week when they learned that they couldn't bring the fawning media along to document Obamessiah's visits with wounded soldiers.

That really too bad, because I can only imagine how poignant and inspiring those images would have been of Baracky gazing thoughtfully and sympathetically down upon some poor injured serviceman.

But, no use crying over spilt milk. If there can't be pictures, really, what's the point? Fuck 'em.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Kwame manhandles police officer, yada yada yada

Honestly, I don't know how much longer this shit can go on.

Michigan State Police troopers are investigating a possible assault by Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on a deputy accompanying an investigator for the Wayne County prosecutor Thursday at the home of the mayor's sister, Sheriff Warren Evans said.
Evans said the 6-foot-4 mayor, a former star football player at Florida A&M University, allegedly pushed a sheriff's deputy and knocked him into the female investigator, who was working for Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. The officers were attempting to serve a subpoena on Bobby Ferguson, a city contractor and close friend of Kilpatrick.

It gets worse, but honestly it's just too ... depressing. Kwame made racially disparaging remarks (since he's black, that would mean he disparaged whites) ...


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I'll make it a theme for the day

That is, politicians who cheat on their spouses.

So, any thoughts on John Edwards's mistress and love child?.

Kwame cheats on mistresses, calls everyone a racist

In the continuing saga that is Kwame, Detroit's mayor, the man himself lashes out against the prosecuter, Kim Worthy, and calls the citizens of Wayne County racists.

At the news conference, Kilpatrick accused Worthy of trying to “poison the jury pool” through the media.

“Her hopes is that the racism of this region will convict me instead of the issues of the law and justice,” he said.

Would someone, please, connect the dots that lead from accusing Kilpatrick of lying under oath and cheating on his wife to racism. And, for those not familiar, Kim Worthy is, herself, a black woman.

In Kilpatricks own attempt to "poison the jury pool" he announces that Worthy is guilty of prosecutorial misconduct:

“I think that it’s only now out of personal motive, there’s no justice involved … it’s a perversion of the law.”

Kilpatrick said it is unfortunate Worthy is issuing warrants and spending money on his case when the city has homicide and armed robbery cases that need to be solved.

“I think that her case is dying and she’s trying to do anything and everything she possibly can to make this a personal vendetta on her part,” he said. “It’s horrible.”

Yea, just horrible Mayor ...

It’s just sad,” Kilpatrick said. “It’s sad for this city, because I think the citizens want this over. I think there’s an honorable way for her and our lawyers to come together and figure out a way we can stop all this nonsense.”

The mayor said he wants to put the focus back on rebuilding the city.

Self-serving asshole. In additional developments ...

Kilpatrick’s wife has recently been living at the family’s home near Tallahassee in Florida with the couple’s three sons.

I'm sure it's to get away from the media... yea,that's it.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Economy downturn: Women and people who have never worked a fucking day in their life hardest hit

H/t , but not exactly a "thank you" to Ace because this shit pisses me off.

Her father worked at General Motors for 45 years before retiring. Her mother taught driver's education. Nunez and her six siblings grew up middle class.

Things have changed considerably for this Ohio family.

Nunez's van broke down last fall. Now, her 19-year-old daughter has no reliable transportation out of their subsidized housing complex in Fostoria, 40 miles south of Toledo, to look for a job.

Her father was a UNION worker. Certainly dad passed along a good work ethic to his children?

Nunez and most of her siblings and their spouses are unemployed and rely on government assistance and food stamps. Some have part-time jobs, but working is made more difficult with no car or public transportation.

See, this shit would be funny if it didn't piss me off to the n'th degree. And, for the record, this is a compassionate story on NPR about how the family can't afford meat during this hard times.

Wow. Looks likes times are really tough.

Nunez, 40, has never worked and has no high school degree. She says a car accident 17 years ago left her depressed and disabled, incapable of getting a job. Instead, she and her daughter, Angelica Hernandez, survive on a $637 Social Security check and $102 in food stamps.

She's 40 and she's NEVER worked. She's lived her entire adult life on subsidies, yet now we have to hear tales of woe about how she can't afford meat?

The rising cost of food means their money gets them about a third fewer bags of groceries — $100 used to buy about 12 bags of groceries, but now it's more like seven or eight. So they cut back on expensive items like meat, and they don't buy extras like ice cream anymore. Instead, they eat a lot of starches like potatoes and noodles.

Honestly, these people can cry me a fucking river. They don't work, are the ultimate losers, contribute not an INCH to society, yet we're supposed to boo hoo about the lack of meat in their diet?

I've got a question - do you think these people have EVER contributed to society in a manner that would be within their means? Give blood? Work on a community garden? Volunteer at a homeless shelter. I would bet $200 bucks they've never done a SINGLE one of those things.

Because, you see, for people like the Hernandez's, society exists to help THEM.

No One Brings It LIke The Hammer

Obama wants to speak at the Brandenburg Gate. Like Reagan and Kennedy. Except ...

Americans are beginning to notice Obama's elevated opinion of himself. There's nothing new about narcissism in politics. Every senator looks in the mirror and sees a president. Nonetheless, has there ever been a presidential nominee with a wider gap between his estimation of himself and the sum total of his lifetime achievements?

Obama is a three-year senator without a single important legislative achievement to his name, a former Illinois state senator who voted "present" nearly 130 times. As president of the Harvard Law Review, as law professor and as legislator, has he ever produced a single notable piece of scholarship? Written a single memorable article? His most memorable work is a biography of his favorite subject: himself.

But, his presidency is going to make the Oceans stop rising?!?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

It's been a week?

I have something to say about this, I'm just not sure what.

A temporary office in Detroit being used by the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has been burglarized.

Michigan campaign spokesman Brent Colburn says personal electronics, including some mobile phones and a laptop, were taken early Saturday. But Colburn says they didn't contain campaign information.

I was off camping the last few days; Harwick Pines. Beautiful campground. I heard a loon the first morning, but only that once. Bummer. I'll try to post a picture or two.

RIP Tony Snow. Such a nice guy. The Kos kids share their thoughts, and show their ass:

Snow was a shit head piece of FOX NEWS lying crap. He and the rest of BushCo need to be jailed.

That anyone here would dare praise him is beyond an insult to Progressive Democrats like me.


And this:

I’m sorry but it just sickens me to read diary after diary of silly, bleeding-heart little condolensces to Snow and his family.

I swear some of you weak-kneed progessive brethren of mine have no clue about the vicious nature of the ideological battle we are in. When a bad guy dies, we should rejoice, not sing his praises of wish him anything by scorn.

Stay classy Proggs!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Offered with minimal comment, III

Detroit Circus continues:

Federal investigators have electronic surveillance evidence that allegedly links Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers with receiving a payment or payments in connection with a city-approved sludge contract, two people familiar with the investigation said.
Conyers -- who changed her position from speaking in opposition to the sludge contract to voting in favor of it -- and at least one other council member are under FBI investigation in connection with possible bribes related to the $47 million contract with Synagro Technologies Inc. of Houston, one of the people familiar with the investigation said Friday. Bribes allegedly paid to people connected with the city but not members of the City Council also are under investigation, one person said.

Monica Conyers is the wife of U.S. Representative John Conyers.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

I'm feeling music-ish

So, first a video:

And then a question. When you think back to college (or post-high school) years, what music most reminds you of that time? Music that you may have been REALLY into, but for some reason you haven't listened to that much since?

Bob Mould comes to mind. His album "Workbook" blew me away, and I probably OD'ed on it. I still love it, and I'm prolly going to down load a bit today (plus some Sugar and Husker Du) - but I honestly haven't listened to his stuff in almost twenty years.


So, a few more that come to mind:

Cocteau Twins
Throwing Muses (favorite song "Fish")

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Obama flips again

First he did it on FISA and then on his promise to stick with the public financing of his campaign. In his most recent reversal, Obama abandons Federalism. Obama previously said he opposed same-sex marriage, but that must not have polled well because now he writes, in a letter to the BLBT Democratic Club he says he supports extending "fully equal rights and benefits to same-sex couples under both state and federal law." Ed Morrissy on the subject:

There are only three possibilities for why Barack Obama has had to change his mind on almost every policy he has mentioned in this campaign:

1. He’s a liar who says what each audience wants to hear.
2. The election debate has changed his perspective on every issue.
3. He has no clue on any of the issues.
Only the second reflects any positive quality, that of open-mindedness, but it also carries with it the underlying unreadiness of a man who has only three years of national political experience for the Presidency. Assuming the best of intentions, Obama has no firm stands on any principle or policy.

So, which do you think it is? I'm leaning toward #1, but not ruling out #3.