“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas


Friday, October 31, 2014

My irreverent Halloween post


The Ray Rice Halloween costume......equal parts despicable, thoughtless, and hilarious.

Because if you can't be irreverent on Halloween, when can you?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Where's the consistency, NCAA?


The NCAA is as corrupt an organization I can think of. Todd Gurley signed 80 items and made a lousy $400 and will now miss most of his season. Meanwhile at FSU the Heisman winner has been accused multiple times of sexual assault and hasn't even been investigated. Manziel signed thousands of items and made almost $8,000 while at Texas A&M, and only sat 1/2 game against a nobody team. 

It's like the NCAA will ignore the worst crimes to protect its image, right up until a school makes public the mistakes of its own star player, then the NCAA adopts an attitude of self-righteousness, pretends that it has integrity, and punishes the already punished player. I despise hypocrisy like that.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

It's time for the world's largest outdoor cocktail party

                               


I'm getting ready for the Ga/Fla game and I'm remembering back in the good old days when everybody would watch the TV, but listen to Larry Munson call the game on the radio.....like you Bama homers do with Eli Gold. ;-)

This is Munson's call of what is still the most historic play in Ga football, which curiously doesn't feature Herschel. It's the miracle play that got us to the Sugar Bowl and the national championship, and cemented the names Belue and Scott in UGA lore.

I could listen to this and watch the clip 100 times and still get a bit misty eyed.

Monday, October 27, 2014

US taxpayers pay to televise headless-goat polo in Afghanistan


Your tax dollars hard at work
When the US finishes pointlessly destroying a country like Iraq, US taxpayers are forced to bear the cost of rebuilding it. Then because government contractors need something else to do, we pretend illiterate, drug-addled nomads in dirty night-shirts in Al-Qaeda and the Taliban actually constitute a real threat to the US 10,000 miles away, and head over to Afghanistan to destroy that country too, just so we can rebuild it.
Did you know there was a Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction? I wonder how much he gets paid? His office reports that part of the reconstruction of that already grim, God-forsaken abyss of darkness and despair, was $6Million for a few pickup trucks and a couple of satellite dishes to televise Afghan sports such as soccer, cricket and Buzkashi — an equestrian sport in which riders try to drag a headless goat toward a goal. All so the tens of Afghans who have TV's, can watch sports.
I utterly despise a government that would waste the money, that it expropriated at the point of a gun from its citizens, on crap like this. And if you think any of this nonsense will change with the feckless, establishment GOP in charge, you have fewer synapsing neurons that that goat in the picture.

Elon Musk cautions us about A.I.


Speaking at MIT this week, Space-X CEO Elon Musk suggested that Artificial Intelligence (AI) might be the biggest existential threat to humans, period. He said there should be some government oversight to make sure we don't do something foolish when we let that particular genie out of the bottle.
I say keep government out of it altogether and let science run wild with AI. Government regulations will only stifle the innovation, even kill it. Create the AI relationship with humans first and then let governments try to figure out how to deal with it.
Why postpone the inevitable? I for one welcome our malevolent, silicon-based overlords to usher mankind toward the grim, dystopian future I've been reading about in the sci-fi literature. 

IRS - intimidation without accontability


Everyone knows about the onerous law by which your bank must report to the IRS, any cash transactions that exceed $10,000. Supposedly this is part of the idiotic and pointless war on drugs, the assumption being that only drug dealers deal in cash.

Well, here's the problem when you give virtually unlimited power to corrupt bureaucrats. Their scope expands and they start seizing bank accounts of everybody on nothing more substantive than a bank report. No criminal suspicions and no accusations are necessary. And here's the real trouble: local law enforcement gets a cut of the booty when ever the IRS gets blindly lucky and finds an actual criminal, which isn't very often. Of the 629 bank seizures in 2012 alone, only 20% of them resulted in prosecutions. The other 80% just had their lives turned upside down when the IRS drained their bank accounts.

When did it become legal in the US for the government to seize assets of private citizens without due process? Once this wide-net practice was dragged out into the light, IRS officials scurried like the cock-roaches they are, to promise that from now on, they would only focus on people with other criminal indicators besides dealing in cash. But if their focus will now be only criminals, what was their focus before?

I never thought the $10,000 law was constitutional to begin with. What business is it of the government how I like to handle my money? Are there not better ways to catch criminals than having banks rat out their customers in the hopes that you'll stumble on a drug dealer out of the bunch?

No wonder more Americans than ever are renouncing their US citizenships and leaving for less tyrannical countries to live in. If I could afford it, I would.

Friday, October 24, 2014

NYC Ebola doc probably won't be getting married to this girl


This is the doctor who ignored common sense that would have told him to self-quarantine, but gallivanted all over New York City instead, mere days after coming home from Guinea where he heroically treated Ebola victims. After his grand day out, he then reported that he had symptoms of Ebola and sure enough, he's positive. One of his many contacts on his Typhoid-Mary tour of the city was his girlfriend pictured above.

I'd like to have been a fly on the wall when he broke the news:

Him: Um honey, when I made sweet love to you the other day, I may have given you a communicable disease.

Her: Are you kidding me? Which one, crabs, the clap, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Herpes, is it Herpes you jerk? 

Him: Ebola, you may only have 10 horrifically painful days to live.

Heh heh, what a thoughtless asshole! I doubt we'll be hearing wedding bells in their future after this. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ISIS releases reported honor killing video


This is a still from a video that surfaced today reportedly showing the honor killing of a woman "accused" by some ISIS retards of committing adultery. Apparently she was begging her father not to stone her but he just declared his allegiance to Allah and ignored her. 

At this point in the vid, she had been bound by her own father and made to stand in this hole, after which the ISIS goons started throwing rocks at her and finally her father kills her with a really large rock. 

It is estimated that 20,000 honor killings of women take place in Muslim, and some non-Muslim countries around the world every year, yet we are asked by our superiors to regard this barbaric cult of savages as morally equal to Christianity.....different, but equal. 

And don't tell me, "Uh Ed, their beautiful religion has been high-jacked by radicals who don't represent the larger body of Islam.

Did you not hear me? 20,000 murders each year of women in every Islamic country around the world.....every one of them accompanied by illiterate savages in dirty nightshirt shrieking "Allahu Akbar!". If so-called moderate Muslims aren't the ones committing these atrocities, then they are complicit with their passive silence. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Jobless Women's Studies graduates on welfare is practically a cliche' at this point.......and a funny one


What kind of a moron pays 60K for a stupid degree in something as utterly useless as Women's Studies? What were the big plans for the degree when he/she declared it?

The very existence of degrees in such claptrap as Women's Studies or Minority Studies is nothing but a jobs program for militant feminists and race hustlers who can't find work doing anything else, but they are useful in advancing the feminist and race grievance agendas, so the universities create teaching jobs for them.

Where are this kid's parents to ask him/her, I really can't tell, "Are you out of your mind? You can't get a job with that? You're going to cosmetology school to learn how to cut hair.....starting with your own mop."

Monica resurfaces to a reception that's about what you'd expect


Monica Lewinsky has resurfaced on Twitter and last night at some Forbes Magazine event where she blamed Matt Drudge, Ken Starr, Linda Tripp, Page Six, and others for how miserable and ruined her life has been since the Clinton affair.

The one person she didn't blame was herself for having an affair with a married man with the highest profile in the whole world. All Matt Drudge did was break a huge news story.

I actually feel sorry for her, or I did. Thousands, if not tens of thousands, of young 20-something girls have affairs with their powerful, married bosses and nobody cares except the guy's wife, his kids, and the mincing HR goon down the hall. Objectively, it's really unfair that this is all she'll ever be remembered for, but then she keeps bringing it up and has written a book about it to try to make a living. Still, the worst yesterday came from who I thought was a professional journalist, FoxNews media reporter Howard Kurtz, who welcomed Lewinsky to Twitter with a cigar joke. Really Howard?

Monica was 24 when she happily let Clinton seduce her, not exactly an impressionable country girl in the big bad city, and she made her own decisions which turned out to be colossal mistakes, but she doesn't deserve to be mistreated in perpetuity by dirty old men like Howard Kurtz,....she was mistreated by a dirty old man once already.