Archive for March, 2011

In Defense of Alan Simpson

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

“This is a fakery,” Simpson said on Fox News. “If they care at all about their children or grandchildren, and sometimes I doubt that – I think, you know, grandchildren now don’t write a thank-you for the Christmas presents, they’re walking on their pants with the cap on backwards listening to the enema man and Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dogg, and they don’t like them!”

The old ex-Senator is all right.  His message is that “The Kids are all right.”  Read and listen to the words again.  He is speaking in regards to the attitude everyone is ascribing to him — defending the kids from those that would disparage them — his own version of “Won’t somebody please think of the children?”   It is even possible that Alan Simpson knows those names — Snoop Doggy Dogg and Eninem, and anyways the name “Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dog” is no less ridiculous and has the advantage of not coming from a sexual allusion (though it’s more explicit in its reference to dog poop).  Of course, it’s also possible that Alan Simpson doesn’t, but the point is it is immaterial.

There is also this matter of media manipulation at work.  In this media environment, he would not have garnered as much media attention he not dropped these neologoisms.  The better to be thought a fool and get your point across about the debt than be ponderous and frank and unnoticed.

From Alan Simpson’s wikipedia article:

Yet, Simpson’s youth was clearly not all baseball games and scout jamborees. In a recent brief in support of the claimant in the Supreme Court case, Graham v. Florida, Simpson admitted that as a juvenile he was on federal probation for shooting mailboxes and punched a cop and—in his own words—“was a monster.”

‘Coulda been a Gangster Rapper, right?
Weirdly, the most recent statements — which firmly fit in the “Pop Culture” section — haven’t made its way into wikipedia yet.

Styrofoam and other junk

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Hey!  Do you know the date that McDonalds got rid of its styrofoam crap?

MaybeOn August 1, 1990, McDonald’s and Environmental Defense joined forces in a groundbreaking partnership to find ways to reduce McDonald’s solid waste. The project team examined McDonald’s materials use and solid waste issues in its U.S. operations, including restaurants, distribution centers and suppliers. […]

As a result of the partnership, in April 1991 McDonald’s announced that it had made many changes to their packaging and waste management systems, including:

Switched from polystyrene foam “clamshells” to paper-based wraps for its sandwich packaging, providing a 70-90% reduction in sandwich packaging volume, reducing landfill space consumed, energy used and pollutant releases over the lifecycle of the package.

I was wondering about this when I saw the news about the Republican Congress’s new environmental decisions.

Congress switched to biodegradable packaging, along with a number of other green initiatives like composting, as part of its Green the Capital program. But the program was lead by Nancy Pelosi, whom, you may have heard, is unliked in certain conservative circles. So John Boehner — the new Speaker of the House — and company dismantled her program, largely as a political jab.

At first this strikes me as a move of Political Spite:  going out of the way to be anti-environmental.  But there might be a further reason — this is too damned easy.

By the way — and this is the really fun part — guess who’s selling the cups. The Koch brothers, that’s who. OK, I’m exaggerating a little. But it’s the former executive of Koch Industries who owns WinCup, which is the new supplier to the Capitol of Styrofoam and the like.

Actually, even if you can’t stick Koch in as producers, they’d still have a vested interest in squashing or advancing these symbolic acts.

The other news, suggesting why a lame Democatic Congress is better than a Republican one — Peter King’s probe into the “Radicalization of Muslims”,  at this moment when the Middle East is exploding and demonstrating the limits of the appeal of an Osama Bin Laden — which is definite, but in the “fork in the road” metaphor — I’d think we wouldn’t want to confuse the fork sprongs.

But we’re in a world where Sunday Morning Political talk shows are booking the Phelpses — to inform us that Obama is the Beast in the Book of Revelations, so ?

Shortening the Degrees of Separation to Charlie Sheen

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

I gotta say, people were annoying me this week.
From the asshat LaRouche supporters who harassed me outside the post office when I refused their literature (worry not, I unleashed hell on them), to Charlie Sheen refusing to STFU.

A fantastic week or two for some of the people on the Conspiratorial Junket.  Alex Jones.  His good friend, Charlie Sheen, made an appearance on his show.  It was Charlie Sheen’s first media appearance before moving on to every other program on Earth.  A lot can be said about the Charlie Sheen situation, somewhere along the lines of “What is wrong with our culture?” maybe.  Whatever your misgivings in leering over at a car-wreck, you did no worse than Jones — his interview, I think it’s fair to say, falls into the category of “enabling”,  [Note: someone who has to repeat over and over again that they’re ‘winning’ … isn’t really winning.]  was pretty well full of signs that he knew was going to get some further media attention worth capitalizing on in order to further the Alex Jones Brand — and on he went to The View to get in “Takedown of Building Seven!” and “Infowars.com” where he could find the space.

An item of collision has occured with Jones and Beck — meehaps.  Beck’s ratings are tanking, and for the basic reason of partisan political tribalism: Beck’s conspiracies plowed deepest to a political listenership identified with a political party at its low ebb — now that its had some electoral success, perhaps there’s hope after all.  Meantime, who’s Hitler now?

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has apologized for a speech in which he invoked the names of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin while he criticized Republican efforts in Ohio and Wisconsin to curtail the power of public-employee unions to bargain with state and local governments.

Yes.  First they came for the Public Employee Unions… right after that, they opened the Concentration Camps.  Just like that!  I note that the Huffington Post comments are pretty much jam packed with “Agree wtih Brown’s original statement.”

For Beck, Mother Jones proposes this question.  It’s a familiar question that arises throughout history when viewing any number of demagouges.   Rolling Stone puts Alex Jones together with Glenn Beck.  The author should have figured that out before he released his Beck book, which is hep enough to stick changes in Cleon Skousen’s evolution with Carroll Quigley as a pivot point. 

Alex Jones and his guests have long covered the history of eugenics, including the role of George Bernard Shaw, the playwright and unabashed eugenicist. Alex’s 2007 documentary film Endgame takes an in-depth look at Shaw, who has been discussed on-air many times, including here. In January, 2010, Glenn Beck’s documentary The Revolutionary Holocaust included the exact same clips of Shaw as those discussed or shown on The Alex Jones Show. Later, Beck would revisit the subject to link eugenics and Fabian Socialists to the London School of Economics and his favorite new target, George Soros.
From the beginning of the recent unrest in Egypt, frequent Alex Jones guest Dr. Webster Tarpley was often on-air discussing the destabilization of Egypt and other nations in the region. In these interviews, Tarpley and Jones discussed the role of U.S., British and Israeli intelligence agencies in the creation and backing of the Muslim Brotherhood. Glenn Beck was soon on TV and the radio giving a similar explanation for the Egyptian protest, with one key and all-too typical twist: In Beck’s telling, it was a leftist-oriented and -inspired revolution led by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Hey.  Wait a minute…  Joel Skousen is a frequent guest on Jones, and he has the galls to go after the man who brought renewed popularity to his uncle.  And so it goes.

Louis Farrkhan spoke before a crowd of thousands for four hours in support of Qaddafi, L Ron Hubbard, in anticipation of popular uprisings in the US akin to the Middle East’s, and to attack pop musician Rihanna.  Say what you will about Farrakhan, but he did speak to a crowd of thousands.  When was the last time Lyndon Larouche gave a speech to thousands of people?
Interesting, as always, the attack on Rihanna garnered Farrakhan the most attention — and a response tweet from Rihanna.  Which suggests the way for a forgettable off-the-mainstream-grid politico to get some media attention is to snipe at a celebrity.  See also, Mike Huckabee and Natalie Portman.
Curious thing about Mike Huckabee’s other quotable for the week.  It’s counter-Larouchian.  Obama is displaying dangerous anti-colonial views in snubbing the British Empire.  He hates Winston Churchill, as his dismounting of a Churchill bust in favor of a Lincoln bust demonstrates.  This meme made its way into the tabloids with a supposed snub by the British family by not inviting him to Prince Philip’s wedding. 

The Queen of England has been in power for nearly sixty years, and nobody besides Lyndon Larouche seems to be complaining about her tenure. Well there are those anti-monarchists in Scotland, but I don’t unfortunately break haggis with those folks often enough to get a personal rant from that p.o.v.

Indeed, the cat is out of the bag from Mike Huckabee and presidential pre-candidate Newt Gingrich:  we’re slithering down the neck of the British Monarchy.  But the fight continues:  we are just days away from the next Lyndon Larouche webcast.  Unfortunately, the rush of web traffic that Alex Jones has garnered from his Charlie Sheen hit will have long subsided, so the usual bombardment of promotional comments on every prisonplanet site at the time of the webcast from larouchies will not get to as many people as it might have just a week ago.

If you think Lyndon LaRouche is crazy, check out a James Dobson newsletter sometime …
Maybe Gene Scott is to Pentecostalism what Lyndon Larouche is to the Democratic Party.

Maybe the Larouche org can gnab some attention with a webcast of Robert Beltran shouting “WINNING” over and over again?  Or, maybe not.

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Wear two buttons over a Lyndon Larouche tank top?

  

@anunnaki2006 the Bush family? If the Bush family were Nazis, why would they be supporting illegal immigration? Why would they be supporting homosexuals? There are no Knights of Malta, but there are Bolshevik/Zionist. The Bush family is controlled by the illuminati, a Jewish imitation of Freemasonry. I bet you don’t know the difference. You’ve been reading too much articles by Lyndon LaRouche, he tries to sidetrack people from focusing on Zionist. it’s a Catholic conspiracy, what a joke

Either blame the pope, blame the healthcare industry, or blindly blame at another uninvolved public figure. Me? I’m going to blame Lyndon LaRouche. Why? I do this entirely at random, but with the confidence that my decision is more apt than blaming an ineffectual, weakling of a president.

looks like more of the general population are catching on to the british schemes….. but a little to late

A debate rages.  Ron Paul 2012… Ron Paul 2012… because, um, Lyndon Larouche is no longer running, and we can somehow ignore that Paul’s Austrian Economics are sort of opposite Roosevelt’s because Paul may be attractive to believers in the International Jewish Conspiracy? 

Ron Paul 2012 says:
March 4, 2011 at 6:58 pm
FDR was going to take on the City of London Banksters that have fed on the United States like a parasite to this very day.
But unfortunately, he DIED.
You guys have become so cynical you rip apart everyone and everything that ever represented your country.
With “patriots” like YOU no wonder we are being destroyed by the financial oligarchy from the City of London.
Penumbra says:
March 4, 2011 at 7:35 pm
Keep dreaming RP. You are too naive by far. The key facts I have presented to you are more than readily available if you bother to do some research. FDR was a traitor and a key player in the downward slide of this nation. Wake up and get informed please.
Ron Paul 2012 says:
March 4, 2011 at 7:56 pm
Yeah like the Hoover damn.
You know Pen you are and endless cynic with absolutely no answers.
What is the point of your existence exactly?

wolf says:
March 4, 2011 at 5:03 pm
Ah, if ONLY a Democrat had been elected…

“No Iraq war, no Afghanistan war, no economic crash, no depression and gas prices at $1.75 a gallon. 80 million Americans who are homeless, living with relatives or on the streets, dead or in prison would be employed, safe and paying taxes.”
hmmm…why don’t I believe that??? Could it be because, for example, that John Kerry and George Bush were BOTH members of the ‘Skull and Bones’ society at Yale and are distant cousins???
How bout Al Gore?? Gore is a descendant of Edward I, Roman Emperors Louis I, II, and Charles II and is direct descendant of Charlemagne which makes him a distant cousin of Richard Nixon and George W. Bush. So the top “democratic” candidates against Bush in 2000 and 2004 were actually his cousins!
I guess I’ve just become too CYNICAL…thinking that BOTH parties are owned by Jewish money and Jewish interests and that BOTH parties are playing their parts in destroying our Liberties and National Sovereignty in order to usher in Global Governance under a few (mostly Jewish) wealthy elites who want to reduce population by 90% (which includes you and me and all our children). Silly cynical me…maybe I should just learn to trust Democrats.
OS says:
March 4, 2011 at 11:10 pm
Every time people start exposing more about 911, events are created as to refocus everyone on something else.

Over and over…..as if created.  (I’m a bit out of the loop — some big break in 9/11 Truth?)
Ron Paul says:
March 4, 2011 at 8:12 pm
I guess it must be odd for you people to watch a Ron Paul supporter unhold FDR ideas.
But then again, most of you are not very smart.

Ron Paul 2012 says:
March 5, 2011 at 8:37 am
My internet connection just conveniently went down for HOURS.
( strange things happening lately)
“The Other War: FDR’s Battle Against Churchill and the British Empire” by L. Wolfe
Full article: http://american_almanac.tripod.com/FDRlw95.htm
Michael J Volz says:
March 4, 2011 at 7:47 pm

OBAMA IS A DESCENDENT OF CHARLEMAGNE TOO IF I’M NOT MISTAKEN(THE JEWS DIDN’T WANT THE BLACKS TO KNOW THAT OR THEY WOULD THINK HIM TO WHITE) . THAT IS NOT HIS PROBLEM. HIS PROBLEM IS THAT HE HAS BEEN HANGING OUT WITH TOO MANY JEWISH MANIPULATORS.
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Has Gadhafi Been Reading Lyndon LaRouche?
Dunno.  The more common game people have been playing is “Qaddafi or Sheen?” 
A blast from the past from the Lyndon Larouche Movement, September 1991.
Today, they’re… um… ripping off Solson Publications’ “Daffy Qaddafi” comic book (next up: Reagan’s Raiders!)

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Yeah, EITHER ONE. Donate all of your money to Lyndon LaRouche, grieving friends and family! That’s better than finding a cure for cancer.
“Hmm, how many puppies should we let be euthanized so we can donate this money to Lyndon LaRouche?”

Ask this guy.

In wikipedia news — 
Delia Peabody has finally been deleted (a couple of crude new creations were as well, but they were meant to be immediately deleted) — Cla68 remains as what appears to be the Larouchie Administrator (the other somewhat Larouche defending Administrator, self described anarchist, seems to have his own “wikipedia ideology”.)
Interestingly, Cla68 linked to the yahoo image of the LA “America Systems” office building from yahoo, in urging that maybe more than a handful of people are working there — so maybe the sock-puppets are all types of different people. Either Cla68 read my blog, or had the same impetus to look it up just a bit after I did.  Things get further amusing as s/he refers to the fact that EIR is in google news as a validation for that source.
In requesting the need to get “International Reception” in the article. When paired with getting “more recent” stories in, this leads to British articles over the last decade, Duggan-related. But I guess they have a stash of materials that each merits a sub-category.
For the standby “Must get term Economist in Lede” dispute, a reference is made to a citation from King’s book book for that purpose.  The “Economist in the lede” is currently “support” over “oppose” by a 3 to 2 margin, the balance being tipped by an anonymous isp # whose edits are composed entirely of Larouche items. 

Finally, for “International Reception”, Iranin Press TV continues bringing on Bill Jones of EIR.  If that means anything.  Comments abound
I would enjoy it if more reputable sources were found and engaged.
Probably can be argured into wikipedia.

the clowns and Jeb Obama

Monday, March 7th, 2011

George Will does not like Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, or Sarah Palin, or Herman Cain.

Let us not mince words. There are at most five plausible Republican presidents on the horizon – Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, former Utah governor and departing ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, former Massachusetts governor Romney and former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty.

Throw in Ron Paul.

I wonder if in the Skull and Bones theory of political manipulation, if George Will’s supposed “Send in the Clowns” complaint matters much.  Recall that photograph of all the presidents standing about — the Bushes and Clinton and Obama — and Carter away from the lot of them.  At the time, I had a message board conversation which lead to a poster suggesting we’re acting like we’re analyzing Soviet retouched images, and I responded “So that’s it!  They removed President Smork!  Don’t remember him?  Exactly!”

The set up is in place.  Obama is running around with Jeb Bush.  Of course he is.

I will note, on the other hand, Hunter S Thompson in 1972 proferred the theory that the Democrats were in collusion with the Republicans in setting up Edward Kennedy for 1976 off of the McGovern — Agnew axis of the Democrats that year and the Republicans the next election cycle.  That moment’s version of the Will “Send in the Clowns” thesis.  The Powers that be — what should we call it?  … are nothing if not adaptable.

Manning

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Observation.  Number of results you get when you type “Bradley Manning” into google:  About 1,530,000 results.
Number of results you get when you type “Peyton Manning” into google:  About 3,400,000 results.
Number of results you get when you type “Eli Manning” into google:  About 1,680,000 results.

I was expecting Peyton to tower over Bradley, but was a little surprised to see Eli edge past Bradley.   Both Peyton and Eli have won superbowls — though, it would be a bit of a surprise if Peyton didn’t win another one before his career ended, and it would be a bit of a surprise if Eli did win another one.

For everyone wanting to raise awareness on the plight of Bradley Manning, I can only suggest making gratuitous references to Peyton Manning.  Start a blog post with something about “Just as the New York Jets Defense tortured Peyton Manning, the US Government is

Eli, we may as well leave out of the picture.  Who knows?  If the NFL announces a cancelation of the next two seasons, Bradley Manning might rocket past Eli Manning.  Gratuitous Eli references would only serve to raise his profile.  (No, I don’t think “Anonymous” is going in this direction.)

Wisconsin: Fox News entertainment

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Fox News is, as always… entertaining.  Selective in choice of what stories to push forward from

One item — Skipping Bill O’Reilly’s focus on “Professional Left-wing” protesters, and obsession with bussing in, the palm tree effect is back in business.  Fox News grabbed the b-roll of a protest from California.  Reminscent of a Tea Party b-roll from the Washington Mall where Fox News switched a packed attendence event in the Spring for a more sparsely attended one in October — a back and forth with Sean Hannity ended up throwing Jon Stewart for two or three days of material.

Next Item — A day’s worth of material from a rather uneventful shouting match at a Wisconsin state Senator.  Senator Grothman takes it in good spirit, which is probably the politic thing a politician should do, I gather — unless their entire voting constituency is made up of Fox News viewers.

As always, stories like this produce a kind of narrow-casting — the search for the dramatic.  If we can scan and scan for Media Bias, such as Bill O’Reilly does:

And the New York Times headline today reads “Majority in Poll Back Employees in Public Sector.” But the poll is misleading because 20 percent of the responds say they are from union households. If you subtract them, those who favor cutting benefits win the poll. Wow, New York Times.

I take it that this is a variation of the “Only Property Owners should be allowed to vote” argument I see every election cycle, or something I’ve seen at lewrockwell about getting more power in the electoral process to the “producers”.

For more entertainment value, roll down the youtube video “related” sidebar for the youtube shots of “Union Thuggery”.  If you want to write an instant Jon Stewart clip, stick it next to their same commentary on Tea Party protests, and then raid MSNBC hosts and liberal youtube vloggers for the same in order to strike that equivalency balance.

“Stay Out of Riverdale!”

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

About this thing.
Funny.  An entertaining few minutes of diversion.  To recap the premises one would come up if you’re given the prop “Gritty Archie parody.  GO!” —

A different direction than the idea floated by the comic book company a month ago:

“The code never affected us editorially the way I think it did other companies,” he said. “You know, we aren’t about to start stuffing bodies into refrigerators or anything. We have to answer to Archie fans.”

But I guess it’d end up with the same rating. —

Deleted Scene: […]  Also cut? Weatherbee telling Archie “I won’t have any gangs in my school” and Midge, Betty, Veronica and Cheryl walking in slow motion mean girls style.

oh my gosh, i had to watch it twice in order to get everything…
betty has to go “all the way” to get archie and gets pregnant, n gets an abortion
reggie does crack and beats up/rapes veronica?
jughead’s gay and even stalked archie in the shower O_O
moose potentially beats up midge, takes steroids.. goes into cardiac arrest?
dilton’s getting bullied to the point that he started a school shooting
mr. lodge’s out to kill archie
veronica’s parents are divorced?
midge and chuck are together
Also, Hot Dog is mutilated, (apparently a Hate Crime).

though I don’t think Mr. Lodge would ever go as far as to have Archie killed. Other than that, great job.

That last complaint is interesting, as it appears to be a stray.  The commenters that abound at youtube and here maintain only one objection to the melodrmatic storylines.

Everybody’s fine with Betty having an Abortion.  Everybody’s  fine with Dilton shooting up the school.  Everybody’s fine with the Steroids — though, Moose’s behavior is probably true to the comic book.

The only thing a mass of commenters finds objectionable…

Jughead’s gay.

Everything else?  Fine.  But you can’t make Jughead gay!
… I thought that was a standard Chasing Amy or stoner debate / punchline?