Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Let's Blame in on the NSA (and Obama)

Since they will not open their books in a open court, I can safely assume without factual refutation that the NSA, under Obama's direction (we know he's responsible for everything that's gone wrong for the past two hundred years so he must have directed the NSA to do it).  Hey, what I'm saying is a fact, based on opinion.

Uh, what's the it?  Oh, it's that little hole in SSL that's been around for a couple (or more) years.  Yep, the NSA developed it, deployed and quietly collected every name, password, and credit card number of every person who's use the web in the past few years.  Why do you think they're building that county sized building in Utah?  They have to store it all somewhere since they don't trust computers and fear being hacked.  Yep, they're printing it all out for storage in the world's largest collection of filing cabinets.

Now who will write the fix and oversee it's deployment?  You betcha, the NSA.  As least as we all head towards total pauperization and totalitarian control we'll be safe from the lone jihadi still who wants to blow us up.

Now here's a serious thought on Heartbleeed--


Heartbleed is about to get worse, and it will slow the Internet to a crawl

God or Not God?

Militant atheists try to prove God is a debilitating fantasy of little minds.  Of course the little minds are hell bent on proving the atheists are full of shit and going to burn in hell.  Both sides are a tad bonkers, especially when they approach others with a "my way or die" attitude.

Why Science Does Not Disprove God’ by Amir D. Aczel

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Trogs Can't Seem To Help Themselves

Trogs need to keep their mouths shut when it comes to anything that involves sex.  Come on, a limp dick ad to unseat Boehner?  Ya have to wonder...

John Boehner’s primary opponent just hit him for ‘electile dysfunction.’ Yes, seriously.

What has Obama created?

Well, leaving aside Obamacare, how about the creation of bugsplat culture?  Yeah, that's what develops in areas such as Yemen as people are "terrorized" by drones.  I wonder if Barry will ever have a sleepless night or two when he finally faces how many innocent folks he has killed wasted.  I doubt it, but if he does I'm sure he'll write another autobiography to cover it.

Death From Above: How American Drone Strikes Are Devastating Yemen

Russia an the U.S.

Russia has invaded and taken Crimea, now it's nibbling away at a part of Eastern Ukraine.  I may be out to lunch, but it seems to me that Russia is behaving in the same manner as did the United States when it invaded Grenada.  

This country is blessed,

Yeah, we're blessed with 100% USDA Grade A certified prime assholes!

TurboTax Maker Linked to ‘Grassroots’ Campaign Against Free, Simple Tax Filing

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rich Old White Guys Take Action

Pray tell, what did the rich old white guys do this time?  Well, the rich old white guys in the world's most debilitating body fully expressed their inner (and outer) Trog.  Yes,

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation meant to close the pay gap between men and women, framing an election-year fight between the parties over whose policies are friendlier to women.

Now that's how to win friends and influence a bloc of voters isn't it!

Bugsplats in Australia

Gee, did Obama send in a maiming drone?  Maybe it was the NSA.  At any rate,  we all need to purchase accidental drone attack medical coverage.  Does life insurance pay off if you die by drone?

'River of blood' after drone 'hits' Australian athlete


White House Mad Men

Well, someone selected the graphic, I wonder who?

Is this what the White House thinks women wear to work?


Since the above refers to blurb stemming from Obama's Equal Pay effort, what about that 77%
statement?

President Obama’s persistent ’77-cent’ claim on the wage gap gets a new Pinocchio rating

LBJ

I'll grant you he stepped on it over Vietnam.  The war sucked (I was there).  Unfortunately LBJ is remembered for the war and not too much else.  That's too bad since he did so much for so many.  Hell the Trogs are still trying to gut FDR and LBJ.  The Dems seem have a bit of memory restoration going on:

LBJ’s presidency gets another look as civil rights law marks its 50th anniversary

Oh, LBJ's record goes well beyond civil rights.  Give this piece a read to see how much good he had done for all people in this land--

What Was Really Great About The Great Society

LBJ was the consummate pol which does make him more of a slimeball than not.  However, as a pol he did the governance part of his job will great skill and ability.  Learn more about LBJ by taking on Robert Caro's multi-volume bio of LBJ.  They are worth reading.

Caro's The Years of Lyndon Johnson:

 The first, "The Path to Power" (1982), covers Johnson's life up to his failed 1941 campaign for the United States Senate.

 The second volume, "Means of Ascent" (1990), commences in the aftermath of that defeat and continues through his election to that office in 1948.

 The third volume, "Master of the Senate" (2002), chronicles Johnson's rapid ascent and rule as Senate Majority Leader.

 The fourth volume, "The Passage of Power" (2012), covers LBJ's life from 1958 to 1964.

 In November 2011, Robert Caro also announced that the full project had expanded to five volumes with the fifth volume requiring another two to three years to

 Oh, if you haven't read it, try "The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York." It's outstanding.

Heartbleed

You thought all those HTTPS sites were secure?  Well, it's a kinda, sorta world. Yep, there's a flaw and bad guys (and gals) can rip off names, accts and passwords.

Here's the story: Major bug called ‘Heartbleed’ exposes Internet data 

Now before you panic, give this piece a read: Heartbleed: What you should know  (check out the link that will assess you site for vulnerability).

If you do decide to change passwords, any suggestions for tracking them?  How to keep track of all the passwords you (should have) just changed

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

It's beginning to kinda sound like game, set, match

Yeah that's ObamaCare's win over the Trogs.  The ACA is the law.  Trogs can't kill it.  Trogs can't even modify it that much, if they do the Trog plan will look a lot like the current ACA.  Maybe someone will point out that their strategy  of "just say no"  was good for Nancy Reagan's personal PR boost in the 80s but is sucks as a way to do public policy.  Hell, Trogs won't see it, that's why they are Trogs.

Republicans Warn Of New Obamacare Reality: No Repeal Without Alternative

Since Obama lifted ObamaCare from the Trogs via the Heritage Foundation, maybe the only change TRogs can come up with might have to be real National Health Care (like England, Canada and most of the rest of the industrial west).


Keeping it well dehumanized

We've all heard our assorted "leaders" make reference to collateral damage and wastage.  No one wants to say "Innocent people who were killed by what we did."  I think L.A. gangs referred to people accidentally killed in drive-bys as mushrooms.  I'm sure there are many other terms we use to allow ourselves to keep a distance between what we say about what we did.

Oh, how do the aces who  drive our drones refer to the people they kill?  They call them bugsplats.  I wonder if anyone will ask Jay Carney what a bugsplat is?  Someone should ask Obama the same question.

Drone Art Project Hopes To Make Pilots Think Twice Before They Shoot

I think every commander beginning with Obama and going on down the ranks in the Army, CIA, and other agencies should be required to watch at least one drone screen as it's piloted in for a kill.  Obama and other leaders then have to take command and push the launch button as they watch the effect of their simple act.  At least then they will be actual killers instead of paper pushers who hire others to do their duty work.   If you can't kill then don't order others to kill for you.  Would Cheney have done a water torture?  Yeah, he shoots friends in the face for sport.

There go the oceans

Don't Get Too Excited But The US Navy Can Now Make Gasoline From Seawater

And tomorrow, what will BP be shilling besides shrimp that can cook themselves?

Wonder what he's doing for the NSA on MSNBC?

I know it's the Daily News, but between the headline and the picture of Al back in his fat days, I had to link to the story.

Rev. Al Sharpton worked as FBI informant, taping conversations with mob pals to help bring down Genovese crime family: report

It's not the words, it's the deeds

You can believe your ass off about Jesus, but what does it say when your deeds belie those stated beliefs?  Hmm, why does the phrase "hypocritical lying asshole" come to mind.  Yep, it another case of zippergate (lite, at least as far as the video shows).

Married congressman 'sorry' after seen kissing staffer in video

If the congressman is reelected, then we know a bit about the lack of public standards in at least one district in Louisiana.   Oh, shit he's gonna win, remember Sen. Vitter?  They do pols who whore around in La.

Headlines that make me go what?

North Korean official reportedly executed with a flamethrower

Okay jihadis, they've seen your machetes and power drills, what's your next move?  I wonder what would Cheney do to out bizarre the Koreans (I'm sure the NSA will pass on my question)?

Food

Organic or no?  The real difference is cost, you pay more for your fantasy (organic is better for you).  Given the psychosomatic world, if you think it's so, then my guess is it may be, for you, but remeber the effect is all in your head and not in gut.

Is organic better for your health? A look at milk, meat, eggs, produce and fish.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Idiot Watch -- Religionistas

I love the leaders of faiths.  They know what needs to be done by the faithful who obey and in turn keep the leaders in power with the atttendant perks.  It's moronic.  Marx was so right about opiate of the masses.  Here's the latest bit of nonsense in religion land, this time it features the Muslims--

More than one-fourth of Muslims can’t see ‘Noah’

It's a movie, geeesh.

Money, The Supremes, Free Speech and Democracy

How do you feel about the most recent decision that opened up politics to more green?   Agree or disagree?  Why?

Here's a pair of opinion pieces you might find of interest--

Supreme oligarchy

In politics, money is speech


Eye witnesses

We all know, from watching too many cops and robbers shows on TV, that if you have 3 eye witnesses  to a crime, you wind up with 5 or 6 accounts.  Why?  Here's a piece that may help explain.  It's in how we see..

What you’re seeing right now is a composite of images past and present, researchers find

And the pols pander to these folks too...

Do you know where to find Ukraine on a map?  Want me to make a prediction about your foreign policy preferences?  Here's the conclusion from a survery--

Our results are clear, but also somewhat disconcerting: The less people know about where Ukraine is located on a map, the more they want the U.S. to intervene militarily.




Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Wedding Cake

Here's APs background piece on the cake, the gays, and the "Christian."  The Bible teaches don't sell wedding cakes to a gay couple? That's bullshit.  The Bible does not teach shit.  People use the Bible for their own purposes.  The Bible is like a gun.  Guns don't kill, people do.  The Bible...

HOW A WEDDING CAKE BECAME A CAUSE

If Jesus were the baker, you can bet he would have sold them a cake and been invited to their reception.

And when we arm them?

It will be machine wars brought to us by the fine folks at DOD.  I think I'll go watch the Terminator movies.

Streaming

Hmm, is streaming today's surfing?  I mean surfing like in the water.  Do folks search for killer content? Will we see a rock group like the Beach Boys show up singing away about dongles, set tops and shows?  Probably not, but it would be interesting.  Oh, Amazon is now in the streaming gizmo biz with Fire.

I think I'll stick with Roku.

Idiot Watch -- Paul Ryan

He's back with a budget, (43rd?) again.  He's still trying to undo Obamacare.  He's still just Eddie Munster all grown up.  Look, Mr. Ryan and all the other Trogs had ample time to offer alternatives to the Dems and health care, the bill started in 2009.  They did not, well, they did "just say no," a lot.  (Too much Reagan worship I guess.)

Now the Trogs will campaign in 2014 on ending Obamacare and hold it, some idiot finally has come forward with a Troggish preserve the  excess profits of the health industrial congressional complex thought.  I do have trouble putting the word "ideas" and Republican together in sentence that makes a positive reference.

 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Uh, I Bet Cheney Does Finger Paintings!

The Shrub is an artiste.  My ass, but he has a legal brief that so states, so it's okay for him to paint his ass off.

Meet George W. Bush, artist.

Some headlines make you go "no shit!"

Here's one that elicted that reaction from me--

McDonald’s closes all restaurants in Crimea, citing technical reasons

I bet I know the technical reason.  It's "The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming."  

Raw Milk

The folks hell bent on drinking raw milk are, from my perspective, nuts.  Pasteurization is done for very good reasons--prevention of disease transmitted by milk, go read some food history.  Okay they think it's safe, good for them and all that.  I'll go along with them if I can be certain no non-pasteurized milk makes it into my food chain.  If it does I'd like it to be a capital crime.  I don't want to "accidentally" be made ill by some idiot who has his head us his ass over milk.  Second, the milk crowd has to cover their own illness costs.  They will have to be privately insured--no public money can be spent on them.  If they get sick on milk and can't pay for their care then they can rot.   They want the risk, they can have it ,but they have to pay for it too, all of it.  That said and done then they can have very and while I think of it, well taxed, controlled access to raw milk.

Political push for raw, unpasteurized milk is increasing access, but illnesses are up, too

Will the Shrub send his condolences?

Nah, he'll just paint a picture of his sorry ass which he sees reflected in a mirror.  

Two Associated Press journalists shot in Afghanistan

Still Admire the Captains of Industry?

If you do and are not one of them, then you must be a class based masochist (or a Republican)--

U.S. companies are chipping away at retiree health benefits


Guns and Fort Hood

Since we can't control guns we can embrace them.  For example, anyone who enters Fort Hood or any other military facility in the future should be required to be armed.   If someone tries to enter, is unarmed and refuses to accept a loaner, then they should be denied entry.  Loaner?

Every base, fort office, or other unit of the military will have to stockpile weapons and ammo for temporary usage by unarmed entrants.  Of course this will require a massive gun training program.

Every man woman and child in this nation needs to be trained in the use of pistols, rifles, shotguns, mortars and howitzers (you never know what you might face on a base).  The training will be restricted to citizens,  Upon corse completion they will receive a weapons carrier ID card that will enable them to buy infinite numbers of guns anywhere  anytime.  Flash the card, membership has its benefits, and you can be a proud part of Guns R Us (and be issued a loaner).  The training will be mandatory.  If anyone refuses they will be subject to an IRS fine.  After all, guns are as vital to ones health as is insurance.    

Not everyone will opt to carry a gun, that's a state licensing issue.  Since everyone will be trained and have a guns are okay ID, they will be armed when they step foot on U.S. military property (leased or owned).

Now let some sick bastard try to kill his compadres.  Of course the killer won't become a killer because he will be killed by six hundred bullets from a base full of trained gun wielders.  Oh,  the defenders will accidentally kill a score or more of other defenders, but that's a small price to pay for the defense of the second amendment, liberty and all the other stuff.

Today we begin will mandatory arming in all military facilities, tomorrow we include all federal facitlities of any kind.  States can join in at their leisure, after all guns are a states rights issue.

Pass the exploding cigars!

Note, Castro is still alive (kinda).

USAID effort to undermine Cuban government with fake ‘Twitter’ another anti-Castro failure

We're #1, Yep, #1 in Bizarre

Think not?  Then ponder Texas, drugs and dying--

Serial killer executed with Texas’ new drug supply

Gee, did they get the drugs from a Mexican cartel?

Fort Hood Again

If you watch TV news or read a newspaper you know that Fort Hood was the site of another bit of gunfire.  A soldier opened up on other soldiers.  He killed a few, wounded more and finally took his own life.  Why?

The assorted analysts will put the blame on his mental  state.  He'll go from being a bit off, to depressed, to be a raving loon.  Gee, maybe we'll end up wondering how the military signs up psycho killers.  Please note that by focusing on shooters mental imbalance and the military, we won't have to look at guns, gun sales, ammo sales or the impossibility of gun control much less pols owned by the NRA.

The NRA does show us what happens to our politics when a lot of money is put to a singular purpose.  With the rich now able, courtesy of Roberts and the Robes, to spend all they want on "free speech" we can expect to see more NRA modeled effects in our government (local, state, and federal).  We just won't know who is behind various groups.  Well, bless my ammo belt, that's the NRA, who really funds them, I know it's not from dues.

Here's a piece on Fort Hood-- Fort Hood shooter described as introverted, musical