Tuesday, June 30, 2009


All I can say is Fuck Me!

Tainted Tab

For edification's sake this is the same tab I was using to study the non-verbal gestures of one of our Supremes.

From the littlest of acorns....

what Glenn said at Firedog Lake

The rage caused by the realization of limits to American power mixed dangerously with (mostly) white male resentment over civil rights and feminism. It created a monster cultural volcano full of violent, scapegoating hatred and self-doubt. Over the next few years we were further demoralized by Watergate, the first Arab oil embargo, and our own suddenly obvious lack of nerve. Covered in ash, we slouched on. And called it Disco.

I think Glenn's writeup is the absolute best endorsement for Gram Parsons to be in the Songwriter's Hall of Fame.

No offense meant to Natalie or Townes.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009


In an earlier post I mentioned Grand Ayatollah Montazeri.
He's back at the top of the charts.

The key move for the next few days revolves around Grand Ayatollah Husayn Montazeri's call for three days of mourning for the dead, from Wednesday to Friday. The progressive view in Tehran - and among the exiled Iranian intelligentsia - is that this is a very sophisticated, back to 1979, civil disobedience code, suggesting citizens should go indefinitely on strike.

and Pepe Escobar knoweth his shit. Check out the whole thing.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


What Roy said.

This would be a good place to add a disclaimer decrying child rape etc., but I'm done engaging the Star Trek chess bullshit maneuvers of these freaks. Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke.

Dots? What dots?

Of what Tienanmen can tell us about Iran.

From Farley

While there's some mystery as to the fate of Tank Man, I don't doubt that the CCP found Tank Commander and put a bullet in the back of his head at the first opportunity.


I think, however, that the center of gravity of the state remains with Tank Commander. To the extent that the United States, other Western regimes, non-governmental organizations, and pretty much anyone else want to affect the course of events in Iran, the key is to convince Tank Commander not to shoot.

And this from Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri
A government not respecting people's vote has no religious or political legitimacy," he declared in comments on his official Web site. "I ask the police and army personals (personnel) not to 'sell their religion,' and beware that receiving orders will not excuse them before God."

Let us hope that this unrest will end with the minimum of bloodshed and horror.
The good news is that this could truly lead to a more open political space in Iran, for movement both domestically and internationally.
The bad news is that interventionist dumbasses could still scotch the deal. The US should express keen interest in, and appropriate support for, the free expression of political dissent. It must also leave the rest to Iranian actors.


note: I am specifically referencing Frank Gaffney with my interventionist dumbasses remark. There are many others. They get no link and neither does Dumbass.

Monday, June 15, 2009


What HTML said:

The Iranian elections are the perfect bait for the multitude of sociopaths in greater wingnuttia, and particularly in its neocon division. Obama’s Cairo speech already got them hyperventilating; some are already apoplectic. There is always a danger, considering Obama’s “bi-partisan” fetish, of a rightwing push influencing his policies which, in this case, would make things worse for the Iranian dissenters. So the stakes are high, and we have to push back, by showing these sick-fuck wingnuts for what they are.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


The rest here.


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Comes Through

Paul Miller, the GM of the Uptown Park McCormick and Schmick's (46) is today's recipient of fondest wishes.

A riddle, if you please;

How can these seats be among the worst seats in the park?

When you fucking drop the opener to the cubs 7-1.


photo) Pudge's first trip to the mound to try to settle Moehler. It didn't work.

Friday, June 5, 2009


What D. Aristophanes said.

How long did the inmates run the asylum of our national dialogue? A long fucking time, and it blew goats so profoundly that it’s no wonder many of us have been unwilling to pronounce that the nightmare is over. If only for fear that, like black mold in your bathroom, the crazy would come back in full bloom if we didn’t keep scrubbing and worrying at it as if it was still a powerful force.

When I see a parody site (no offense HTML) do better meta than the wonkospere, I am aggrieved.


ps Ohwhatthefuck

if you really take a good look around, you’ll find that kooks like Pam and Michelle Malkin and Glenn Beck and Dick Cheney have finally been fully outed as the freakshow monstrosities that they always were

If you can't find the noun, it's monstrosities.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


just got back from the bay with some fresh wooden coaster pr0n for ya'.
It looked way cool from the bay side with a tight parabolica at the water's edge.
Too sad, rainy and camera out of reach.

and what watertiger said:

{I} have to admit that the novelty of saying "I told you so" wore off a long time ago.

unlike watertiger I am gonna hoot an' holler till we run every last one of them from office.

Way I was raised,


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Road to Damascus

I have converted to Sggzidrixianism.

I know it is not traditional to get your Supreme Deity from a blog post. Nor is it proper cricket to accept a spiritual overlord just to poke fun at the beliefs of those who practice what Doghouse Reily aptly tags "our abiding respect for all forms of bronze age superstition".
That said, I have made my decision to render unto my imaginary LORD all I am or ever will be!!!

Excuse me,
I gotta email Roy to find out how my gracious new OHFF* prefers his sacrifices.


*Only Holy Friend Forevah

Monday, June 1, 2009

These pills


the best thing we can do for the Right, and its Multiple Identity Crises, and for the religious one-issue agitators who can't seem to grasp, let alone engage, the legal issues involved, is to begin demanding they answer the hard questions about their own positions, and stop giving them space to throw the same old shit at everyone else. You know what the man said about the Borgias, the Swiss, the Renaissance, and the cuckoo clock.