Archive for May, 2023

The whole she-bang

Tuesday, May 30th, 2023

Trying to play this out in an alternate universe,because the thing that makes the boycott ers the sympathetic figures in this whole game — never mind your exciting headline —

— well, Chick Fil IL and a whole mass of “deplatformed” college speakers want to put in a comment —

and that shoves aside the immediate commenters I see of people getting huffy and puffy just because they are reaching out to a different market them them comes from the Bud Light marketing genius talking up how they need to move away from the fratty humor of the past —

Had the beer company just put out the damned can in select markets, thrown out their “Pride” sponsorship as always in tandem with their Rodeo and Jackasseey sponsorships — would this have piqued the Bud dumping?

I do not have an answer to the question.

It is that great message of the Miller ad — the “women started this whole beeringthing, and they put us in bikinis” call to send in old ads so they can mulch them campaign — the message “You have been misogynistic yahoos for enjoying our product all these years” certainly is an odd sell.

I do not particularly see an end game. Elsewhere I have seen the pop-up loving from the left on corporate “queer-washing” — put up a flag, have it on some products, treat it as a market. Not sure what else they are desired to do — like, sure, it puts a shiny gleam in not Unionizing Starbucks employees, but that theoretically should be befitting people opposed to minors’ gender affirming care. They seem to have a different end game in mind — which at least is an end game in mind. Here — Target needs to display some things they want to sell you do not want to buy personally, and always gave and always will.

Dual arguments

Monday, May 29th, 2023

Posted today with the legacy media, I think it is the NY Times, a story on the particular relationship Diane Feinstein’s staff has with Diane Feinstein. I am sure you could have run the same story in the last decade of the Storm Thurmond Senate seat. And over yonder,I hear the whisper “Psst. President Joe Biden.”

I am told it is sexist to call for Feinstein to step down. Because, after all Strom Thurmond. Stated or unstated. A peculiar argument, that.

And I am told it is age-ist to fret on Biden for the coming election campaign. Because after all, Donald Trump. As old coming in as Biden was. Peculiar argument, that. Next comes the pointing out that Biden sounded as goofy as he does now throughout his years in the Senate. Another peculiar argument. Biden also did not win in 1988 or 2008. I suppose you do have the Trump argument to fall back on — when did he start sounding goofy? 1988 and 2008?

all the the yahoos running

Saturday, May 27th, 2023

There is this headline from I believe The Los Angeles Times saying the Democrats have a Stronger Bench than You Think. It is by way of a last ditch, perhaps simply for the intellectual exercise and to bear witness for posterity that he promoted it, effort in side lining the coming Biden re-election fight. And the problem with the bench as suggested by the columnist is it means squat — Biden does not run, you have Kamala Harris, and the Democratic is not going to be able to deflect away from internal charges of racism and sexism to jettison her. Funny thing — if not for the death of George Floyd, the vice president and potential candidate absent Biden may just be … Oh, Amy Klobuchar. I think may be more electorally palatable, but I can’t run the counterfactual alternate universe. It could be worse for the Democrats. It could have been Stacey Abrams.

The great pile of Democrats offered as Democrats who could’ve inserted into the presidency are various popular Democratic governors in strange not whole blue states, along the lines of the governor of Kentucky. And sure. Maybe you could think like Clinton 1992. Or maybe they are just the governor of Montana in 2020 who gets met an angry cry to run for the damned Senate to help gain control of congress and let us find someone who has the right points and buzzwords on transgender issues. Or, likewise, the Republicans in 2016 pining for the Great Sanity Hope of… Um… Mitch Daniels.

Meantime the guy actually staking a shadow campaign for if things fall through is the not politically palatable governor of California.

It is a gas.

Yahoos everywhere I look

Wednesday, May 24th, 2023

I am perhaps the only person in the country who draws a direct scornful parallel with the Republican state legislators in Oregon and the disruptive Democrats in the Tennessee legislature. Yahoos not getting their way in the Democratic process so that need reprimanding, and are packaging a cause celebre status. I guess even if the Oregon Supreme Court rules the law stripping them from the ability running again is held, it works fine for them — the residents of the area that wants to be Western Idaho can just send in the next group of people to do the same act, and repeat that again for the next cycle.

But rolling through news headlines and into commentary, I constantly get gobsmacked on the … “What the Hell is this bullshit?”

A pregnant nurse. Bought use of a bike. A man, happens to be black, argued the bike he did not buy use of was his to use. And here is how the Root takes to it for contextualization…

Because whiteness is the ultimate shield of protection, over $120,000 was raised for Comrie through a GoFundMe created by her uncle. Luckily, the person in the video who was accused of violence by the hospital employee was able to walk away unscathed. AND THEN. However, in the case of Emmett Till—the 14-year-old Black boy who in 1955 was falsely accused by Carolyn Bryant of whistling at her—the outcome was vastly different. 

At this point I just stare in disbelief. This is a mutation of Godwin’s Law. Ready made answer if the courts find in her favor. They let Emit Till’s assailants off too! Meantime, a shoplifter in San Francisco … Another dumb cause celebre.

And the cultural lines get drawn everywhere I look. These banning in schools! A major point in Biden’s re-election announcement video in fighting “Ultra-Maga”, never mind my thought that… Removing a book from a school curriculum in favor of a different book, no matter the merits and detriments of the material, is not the definition of banning, and on the k-12 it is all about shaping a curriculum — but nevermind. At least I understand what is being gotten at thereabouts. But I see a headline I do not understand. Chocolate Milk has been banned from school lunch. And the headline uses that word “banned”. What the Hell does that even mean? If you want to say they dropped chocolate milk from the !inch menu, which strikes me as a good idea — chocolate is not terribly healthy after all — that would be accurate, but the loaded word… “banned”? Enter the culture warriors mad at Michelle Obama specifically for healthy lunch room initiatives.

Major presidential race news

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

John Thune has endorsed Tim Scott for the Republican Presidential Nomination. Yes. You read that right. John. Freaking. Thune. Are you kidding me? This changes everything!

then there’s a Kennedy running

Friday, May 19th, 2023

I used to have this idea, extrapolating the Obama as Kennedy theme that we would find ourselves in a repeating history, and get a Johnson, Nixon, and then Carter in due succession. The big question I had was whether Obama would turn out to be also Johnson, as a completed two term Kennedy would likely have been — the weirdly felt promise of one into the practice of the other. Had Hillary Clinton won in 2016, she would be Johnson, as she surreally campaigned for a moment in 2008, but as Trump is so clearly Nixon I guess Obama becomes Kennedy / Johnson. Now, of course, we are at Carter. And the real possibility looms that this time, he improbably gets a second term.

I note the utterings of the National Review, who desperately want to up charge DeSantis and warn against Trump. Things move in strange circles from that point. See the very real charge that is Biden and the Democrats who want to pull up Trump — the one guy they would beat. Yeah, well, it was their successful 2022 election strategy, so maybe they have a point. But you look over at Ann Counter with this same premise — there we get the idea that this actually the reason for the indictment in New York on Stormy Daniels business — refactoring lame case that brings a rallying effect because of its lameness. Over thinking that one, I gather.

passing spirals

Sunday, May 14th, 2023

New cars are dropping the am radio. I suppose the heyday of the saving is gone — the mass audience stars of Limbaugh and Larry King and Art Bell are passed away. Even now the major rated rated talk radio station is on the FM dial, as a divide of old audiences and general as too young shifts from am / FM to FM / not radio. And am radio makes with the sound of dust.

And I was listening to a podcast series on the life and career of Art Bell. The hosts made an interesting but quite fully formed observation. We move out of an era of harmless conspiracy mongering to rancid. The new host of coast to coast, they claim, show reactionary politics where Bell only dipped into politics a smattering of times, flashing a few libertarian biases and shoving aside party politics. And on we go to the Alex Jones and qanoners. They failed to note a dividing line, even while brushing past it. 9/11. Art Bell did the 9/11show, sure, as becomes something historical and archive placed but nothing you want to actually listen to because — yep! But they failed to note something key with Art Bell and how everyone else progress forward without him. What did Art Bell think happened on 9/11? Simply put, that a group of Islamic radicals did it. On the rest, he was more than eager to have on Popular Mechanics to do spell the rest of it.

So. No. The line that he was willing to entertain any notion, and keep close lip on what he might actually believe of it, was not entirely accurate. But maybe he was a tool of the Feds.

If we are declaring the death knell of am radio, maybe this is where pirates and hams will take over as AI programs everywhere else. A tribute to Art Bell, of sorts.

politics of disruption

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023

From what I can tell, Zooey Zephyr was more in the right than were the Tennessee state Representatives, though I guess punished lesser for the break in protocol and disruption of legislative business. Zephyr’s offense is a bit of an eye roll — some overheated rhetoric she would not abide by if not really taking seriously. Sure. Everyone has blood on their hands. Why stop there? They have blood in their armpits. Blood and guts pouring bout of all pores! Actually, Zephyr USA little bit like Trump, who pointed at an adversary in the press as having blood. Still, for all that, she was still able to vote.

It is hard not to be desensitized to blood metaphors, is all I am saying.

But, press and media maladies:

The expulsion is the second recent instance of a Republican-controlled legislative body moving to punish Democratic lawmakers who spoke in opposition to policies conservatives support.

And maybe at bottom this is correct. That the actual reasons stated is a mask, rationalization, excuse. But danged if they shouldn’t be reported.

global warming politics sneak in

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023

I think we can do that snow storm induced “where’s your global warming now, huh Al Gore?” games on this one.

Woman stung over 75 times by bees during family photo shoot: Officials

I guess our bee shortage problem is over!

Musk kills Larouche Twitter

Monday, May 1st, 2023

I. The Network

Roll down YouTube with the earlier yelling at Nancy Pelosi, and you get the same batch. I do not know if there is any sort of drop off on listeners / viewers for Jimmy Dore when he is out, but it does seem like whenever I pop in for a listen the guest host is doing the thing — I gather this is a matter that Vega and Sare and tag team in the old “disrupt / forced exit / next disrupt from across the room” game — will follow and plan accordingly — You want to get on Johnny Carson, not fill in host David Bremer. (Noted — Daniel Burke endorsed Dore for president, not Mate.)

From this network telling the world that Vega yelled at an ebent, everything goes viral such that (check big message board) q anon76 and q anon211 praise it to the hilt at gab.

I am pondering the current situation with Tucker Carlson in relation to the Larouchies and their current model of jabbing into news feeds. When he resurfaces at newsmax, or wherever, and brings on his list of guests (which, I will note, I have various opinions on individually) — does the one step removed from the mainstream brought by Fox and some sliding off the mix in not wanting to go one step further into a fringe open A door for more coverage — maybe less of a reticence to crop “Larouche” off the picture in describing the “left wing activists” “protesting”? It remains to be seen if this door creaks open. (Maybe here based on firmer partisan / ideological stances, Lpac can get in a side bid.)

The previous cycle had one momentary alliance with Alex Jones, which seems to have basically stopped, even if some in the fan base make a conspiratorial connection. It may be that generation ally he gets shoved to the past as we lurch onto newer exciting media.

Matt Taibbi links to a Larouche heckling, still basically in passing — and gets the hard sell — Thanks for sharing my intervention against Applebaum, Matt! What’s the best way to connect with you? My friend Jose and I have also intervened on AOC, Hakeem Jeffries, Ritchie Torres, and others. Continuing: if you look at the religious background of all these crooks there is a pattern. What would that be?

II. Not a twitterer, my uses with Twitter have been narrow and idiosyncratic: look up topics, not follow named twitterers. That includes the name of “Larouche”, glitter as it is by a Los Angeles sports fan. It appears Elon Musk is driving the entity toward people following people — the fallout being the thing is less user friendly for this user. Ah well. I am missing out on specifics on when random people laughed along at a late night infomercial from larouche or showed up Larouchies during A college campus by doing them one better — Tripling the Square! — but as for the rest — yes, Marriane Williamson is the new Larouche, and yes, Debs and Larouche ran for president from prison…

III. Comparisions

Rod Blagojevich. Galantis. Marianne Williamson. Bernie supporters. Marjorie Taylor Greene. jehova witness. The one crotchety old weirdo with a sign who goes to the same street corner everyday. Grover Furr. Lonegan. Christian Parenti. Robert Kennedy Jr.

Trump will degenerate into the Lyndon H. Larouche of the times and you folks will faithfully carry on in front of post offices until fading from memory.

Demonstrating at a Desantis event: Trump super fans are slowly morphing into LaRouche movement

I admit, I am watching Trump addressing CPAC, because it is just weird beyond description. This is way beyond “weird shit”, this is Lyndon LaRouche type stuff. Saw the L LaRouche people in 2017 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, set up on a street corner on Madison Ave, largely ignored, with a “Defend Trump” sign.

Seems we are entering the Lyndon LaRouche phase of MAGA. Next: Trump supporters standing on street corners handing out leaflets and demanding contributions.

Is this going to be a Lyndon LaRouche thing. 30 years from now teenagers in red hats outside stores. -Excuse me I would like to talk to you + About what? -I can’t really say until you read this pamphlet, but it’s really important.

I was talking about Trump with one of my coworkers and he mentioned Lyndon Larouche which might be the closest thing to a real life jump scare I’ve ever had

Many fives of them.

IV. Nancy Pelosi did not ever hear about it

I dispute these two claims. All Eyes Are on the Schiller Institute’s April 15-16 Conference for Solutions to the Breakdown Crisis”. AND. Remember this for the rest of Your LIFE! All Eyes Are On LaRouche’s USA!! You’d better get used to that phrase! Relatively speaking, no eyes are on those two things. I do find it interesting that they are classified as two things, though.

Messaging Jose Vega.

Notice: Jose Vega is not affiliated with LPAC. He is with the other one.

Nuclear leaks.

V. Remembering Jeremiah Duggan. Two stories at the Germany meetings — one for public and one for private consumption. The private one was he was an intelligence plant. That is how evil they are. And

VI. Experiences

A guy who walked in for study — But this isn’t the end of the LaRouche Cults strange relationship to geometry. The story of circle worship goes deeper…. And has international implications.

I always knew the neo-platonic elite were backing the Larouche Shape worshiping mystery cult to undermine our freedoms.

I miss those Christmas messages from Larouche in prison that ran late night on a local radio show. Great to wrap presents to

The LaRouchies in Chicago for many years had a battered maroon Suburban equipped with loudspeakers. And apropos of nothing they would appear on the streets of the Loop cruising slowly while ranting incomprehensibly. I always waved cheerfully.

Heritage filings.

Oct Surprise predates Larouche.

I gave $10 to Lyndon LaRouche once.

So there are Lourouchites in the news again nipping at the edges of the Discourse and when I was very young and very depressed there was a cute girl who was handing out flyers on campus and I feel into a few meetings with them and folks, shit was wild

I remember the LaRouchies; they used to pester people outside my local post office years ago.

This man was almost swept into the LaRouche Movement had it not been for the place where the attempt to recruit him reeking of cat piss and mental instability, I offered him protection from (if their threats came to fruition) Infrareds attempt to get their fanbase to kill this man’s children.

VII. Old Times

You know who did? interview Larouche? Robert Novak and Tom Braden.

i have sometimes wondered if scientology may have been kept alive in order to function as a prominent bad example—to socially discredit the very idea that psychiatry ought to be open to criticism (similar to how the larouche cult is used to discredit left anti-war movements, etc)

Russian government official. Gets their money’s worth.

VIII. The Gameplan

Background: That event, in typical LaRouchite gobbledegook, was billed as “Build the New Paradigm, Defeat Green Fascism.” Beijer said he watched a six-hour livestream. “You have to read between the lines a little bit, but what’s going on is that they are very, very conscious of how the anti-war stuff is bringing in people into their movements,” he said.

Beijer pointed to comments that Helga Zepp LaRouche made at that ev??ent about how publicity stunts were driving traffic to LaRouche media.

She was talking about how their publicity stunts, where they show up at town halls and rail against AOC and stuff like that, how that was bringing eyes and clicks and web traffic,” Beijer said. “They were also very conscious of the social media actors who were promoting them.”

The article botched A definition of “fringe political belief” — opposition. to Vietnam War? — when it could have sought a different not loaded phrase.

I have a question. Why is Mike Billington phoning us in the UK asking us to pay $100 to the la Rouche foundation with our credit cards? Is thus legit? Should he be doing this? I think you know the answer, deep in your soul.

A fraction of the LaRouche cult is using the “CPUSA 2036” slogan to rally infiltrators into the communist party, 2036 is the year they’ve set for themselves to finish their “takeover”. In reality, the effort is a petty nuisance for the party and serious confusion for non-members

The Mises Caucus is all in.

Meanwhile, 2024 — all in on Dore!

I’m a sucker for weird political fringe figures, but LaRouche people getting hyped for a Jimmy Dore presidential run is just bleak and sad, plz make it stop & go back to pamphlets about Dick Cheney’s satanic orgies

A look at Larouche discord meet.

Tour Manhattan Community College-BMCC! (Well known Cold War dove Douglas MacArthur.)

fascinating. not sure what’s going on here


Bruh, if you wanna see good organizing look at the larouche org. They somehow fight the uphill battle of exonerating Larouche (successfully) and make moves that grant them friendships with anarchists, communists, conservatives, & pretty much anyone.

IX. Parting — The weird thing I note with people’s selling of Robert Kennedy Jr and a who did him wrong and why — which I see too noted with Tucker Carlson: the pet cause. Fox News fired Tucker because he was too opposed to the war machine. Or one of the few voices skeptical on Faucci. Or getting to the truth on … Etc etc.