Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Humans don't think - they EMOTE

Humans are ruled by Emotion, and maybe, once in a while, sometimes bother to think. 
Exhibit A: Social Media

Yes, I said it this way first. A friend, who still has a Facebook account helped me create the image.

I've pointed out before that humans don't think for shit.  (Actually, my entire blogging career is pretty much about that, so I've close to a thousand examples where I point that out.)

I kept trying to walk away, and not care, but I fucking care, and there's so much stupid in the world, I just need to shout at it.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Perhaps it is time to move on?

Borusa: You have access to the greatest source of knowledge in the universe.

The Doctor (Tom Baker): Well, I do talk to myself sometimes.

I saw a LOT of Fourth Doctor episodes as a kid. I suspect it affected my thinking for the better.

Sometimes I listen to myself. If I am the chaos element that appears only in time of need, perhaps - like G+ - my time has run its course. That is, this manifestation was what *I* needed, as well as you. Perhaps it is time for me to change, to let this account close, and find new ways to express myself. Perhaps it is time I channeled my voice more directly into the meat world. That my time here has helped me hone my methodology of expression and refine my own values. If all goes well, you will see me, but recognize me only in your heart :)


Friday, August 2, 2019


So, one day I write "ttyl" to this guy I've known for a while now, and he replies "llagl".  So I'm googling it, and apparently it's Welsh for "slack."

So, I ask him "LLAGL?"

He says "Live Long And 'Prosper' *cough* *cough* "


So, I think, he's got a weird sense of humor, and...  ah. I think I got it, but I ask him, to be sure.  Yep, I got it.

So, if you see "LLAGL," it could mean

Live Long And Get Laid

So, now you know, and now it's on a blog post, and maybe - just maybe - the crawlers will pick it up, and if you see "llagl" somewhere, you'll get the joke, too.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The GOP seem to attract the morally bankrupt

In case you're wondering about why the Jeffrey Epstein case is so troubling for the GOP -

Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth is a convicted child rapist in Florida. (Search the Florida Sex Offender Registry and he shows up, but I can't find a direct link to the flyer.) ("Online research shows that Heldreth was arrested after an incident at Ohio University and charged with two counts of rape and one count of kidnapping." Source.)

Republican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.

Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor.

Republican legislator Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.

Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.

Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.

Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.

Republican pastor Mike Hintz, whom George W. Bush commended during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a sexual affair with a female juvenile.

Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

Republican Congressman Donald "Buz" Lukens was found guilty of having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail.

Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of child porn charges and paying two teenage girls to pose for sexual photos.

Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of sex crimes involving children.

Republican activist Randal David Ankeney pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child.

Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a female minor working as a congressional page.

Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.

Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman* was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.

Republican Committee Chairman Jeffrey Patti was arrested for distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped.

Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. "Republican Marty"), was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the drug LSD.

Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks was charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.

Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the media.

Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to traditional values, was sentenced to jail after offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.

Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing his genitals to an 11 year old girl.

Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling was sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.

Republican Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.

Republican election board official Kevin Coan was sentenced to two years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year old girl.

Republican politician Andrew Buhr was charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy.

Republican politician Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to girls under the age of 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children).

Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was charged with sexual misconduct involving a 15-year old girl.

Republican County Councilman Keola Childs* pleaded guilty to molesting a male child.

Republican activist John Butler was charged with criminal sexual assault on a teenage girl.

Republican candidate Richard Gardner admitted to molesting his two daughters.

Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W. Gardner was convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl.

Republican County Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter* pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.

Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.

Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000.

Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography was found in his possession.

Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin Vanderwall was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the internet.

Republican city councilman Mark Harris, who is described as a "good military man" and "church goer," was convicted of repeatedly having sex with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter.

Republican director of the "Young Republican Federation" Nicholas Elizondo molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six years in prison.

Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard A. Dasen Sr., was charged with rape for allegedly paying a 15-year old girl for sex. Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and several grandchildren, has allegedly told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young.

Republican state senator Ralph Shortey from Oklahoma admitted to being involved in sodomy with a 17 year old male prostitute and transporting child pornography.

Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert in jail for the payments he made to cover up raping his wrestlers when he was a high school coach.

Republican Judge and campaign official for President Donald Trump, Tim Nolan, indicted for human trafficking and forcing a minor (9) to engage in sexual activity and giving alcohol to minors (results from the court pending).

(info courtesy of /u/frying_dutchman)

I'm not sure what "/u/frying_dutchman" is - is that a reddit thing?

I got it from a friend, who got it from https://www.facebook.com/grey.grooters/posts/2545722932152298

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Not reaching my audience anymore and it sucks

...and to the surprise of no one, my blog Stats have tanked since the demise of G+.  Sigh.  The entire fucking point of linking this blog to G+ was to have a nice, easy way to reach people and let them know the blog existed, posts were going live, and content was flowing.

Thanks a lot Google management team. You suck.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Alt-right chickenshit assholes

The "alt-right" are chicken shit snowflake assholes, too afraid to grow up and own their failures, instead constantly blaming others. This isn't rocket science; it's just not making excuses for their selfish cowardice anymore.

Also, Cthulu needs you to save him from the chickenshit snowflakes victim-wannabes. How fucked up is that?

"Though most of weird fiction has evolved past Lovecraftian pastiche and even explicit use of Mythos tropes, and rightfully so, discarding Lovecraft and relegating him to the margins would encourage Waffle-SS cosplayers to come out of the woodwork and claim him, and by extension the roots of cosmic horror itself as their own, and the Cthulhu Mythos would go the way of Pepe the Frog and tiki torches. If you’re sick of Lovecraft now, wait until the alt-right claims Cthulhu as a meme. Once that happens, the party’s over. The LA punk scene had to work tirelessly to call out Nazis and skinheads to stop them co-opting what they built, to keep a vital outsider scene from falling into the hands of elimationist imbeciles."

Source: https://forbiddenfutures.net/lovecraft-means-never-having-to-say-youre-sorry.html

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Trumpette rejection of reality

An ultimately, that's the root problem: the rejection of reality.  They either reject the reality that Trump is a pig, or they reject the reality that they are pigs, or they embrace false realities like skin color matters.  Pathetic.

Gun Theory: Fashion over Function

What kind of gun is this? Is it worth crap? I'm far from an expert, but that thing looks like something built to look cool, while being dirt cheap to mass produce for people too dumb to distinguish "looks cool" from "actually useful."

Someone told me a story yesterday of an altercation her son had with her new husband. After "heated words," the next time her son came over, he was wearing his gun.

That is to say, her son, who had been an amateur boxer, did regular weight-lifting, felt so threatened by a man 30 years older than him, who had never in his life used a gun, that her son had to wear his gun to her house as a threat display.

You know what that says to me? Gun owners are chickenshit sissies. That's what it says to me. They need to grow some ovaries, woman-up, and not be so chickenshit.

(and while G+ still lasts, see also this original thread)

Friday, February 8, 2019

SOTU 2019: Whiners defending liars

Right-wing pricks trying their flip-flop ethics of convenience.

Fiction Friday: Gangs of Mew-York

Yeah, I know, one of the running jokes about the Internet is that it has two functions: Porn and looking at pictures of cats.

Well, animals are funny that crapass human beings.  Animals have a certain innocence, because they are rarely cruel, and when they are, we intuitively understand their small brains limit their ability to be malevolently cruel.

Unlike humans, whose big brains make them prideful, and pride and arrogance and selfishness make humans unbelievably stupid.

"Humans can know better, while animals cannot."

Except when we anthropomorphize things, and a picture like this inspires the silly concept of a world where cats rule, and a group of cats behaves like a prideful gang of humans, stalking the streets, picking up their mates, looking for a rumble.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Blue Pill, Red Pill: not the same

In 2019, Democrats call for Democrat Virginia Gov. to resign over a 35 yo picture. Meanwhile, GOP ran and defended white supremacists in 2018. If you think "both parties are the same," then you're a fucking self-absorbed idiot hiding your head in the sand to congratulate yourself for being too lazy to pick a side.

If you think "both sides are the same," then you are enabling white supremacy and you are poisoning America and the world with your childish laziness, and unwillingness to act like a grown-up and make a choice.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Very nearly everything wrong with 2019 in one image

This reminds me of that goody fake game show in Time Bandits, which I was also reminded of when reading the Shadowrun game vision of the future in which game shows and sitcoms often involve people dying.  And then we have Hunger Games, right?  Humans love their blood sports, just as long as it's someone else dying, and we can pretend the oligarchs get their comeuppance in the end, even though we know bloody well that they don't.

But humans also love their sex. And love viewing women as sex objects, right? I mean, history shows this, and #MeToo wasn't some spontaneous outrage, but was really backlash against the unraveling of progress in equality since the 1960s. It's beem really stunning how equality has been unwound and now avowed sexual predators sit in the White House and appoint an accused sexual predator and emotionally unstable asshole, to the Supreme Court, while enabling sociopaths in the Senate overrule the will of the American people to support both scum.

Americans love to think of women as sex objects, and all too often, we women have accepted this, and bought into it, and been broken down by it.

I've always thought of Howie Mandel as just plain weird. I don't know of anything particularly wrong with him.

But, the advert image says "Here is Howie! See Howie! This show is about Howie! Oh, and come and see the parade of skin-tone diverse, basic body type-identical eye candy we parade every day behind Howie!"

Yeah, lovely pandering to base interests there, people. Yuck.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Make Veteran Franklin Davis famous

Viral Photo Shows Homeless Vietnam Vet, Franklin Davis, Sweeping The Vietnam Veterans Memorial During Shutdown

So, apparently, it's not just a meme. He's a real guy, who really does this.

Franklin Davis has cancer and diabetes, and is kicked out of the Washington, D.C., homeless shelter where he stays at 8 a.m. each morning.

This week, the Vietnam veteran has been heading to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial park, cleaning up the trash that has accumulated during the ongoing government shutdown. The homeless veteran gained some viral fame this week after CNN published a picture of him cleaning the park on a cold and wintry day. The picture was shared on Reddit and reached the top of the front page, attracting plenty of praise for the quiet sacrifices from Davis.

Source: Here (I copied key text items, to emphasize Davis and why this meme and story are important, so even if the source link breaks, this information persists.)

Davis was spotted by photographer Stephen Voss, who saw the veteran picking up garbage and sweeping away leaves around the memorial. Davis said he wanted to honor those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War.

Davis is one of many Americans who have decided to pitch in during the ongoing government shutdown, including many who have gone to national parks overflowing with garbage and human waste to help clean up.

Boot-stomp appropriateness?

Okay, tell it to me honestly, is it only because I'm not black, that the image of a black man wearing "I've been boot-stomped" latex pants seems slightly inappropriate?  I mean, I am a cynical bitch, but even so, I'm probably just overthinking this.

Or, maybe it's just that he's such a handsome devil?  I'm going with that.  Damn, but he is fine :-)

Saturday, January 19, 2019

MeWe without Me

The first time I heard of MeWe was reference (with link) to a letter by one of the owners/founders defending James Wood and his whiny "First Amendment says you can't hold me accountable for being an asshole" whine about his "liberal" agent firing Wood for being an asshole.

That set off so many red flags, I ran out of red crayons. The whole thing reeked of pandering to shitty elements of American society too stupid to understand the Constitution, too selfish to distinguish freedom from tyranny with consequences for personal responsibility, and nakedly courting those elements.

Then I read their marketing material and product offerings. It was all too slick. Everything about it reminded me of people I know whose lips say they want to make the world a better place (and often they do), but every enchanting amd dazzling speech always ends up with "and it will make me a lot of money." Always. Read the fine print, and buried in there are the buzzwords, a bit of dog whistling to both the far right and far left, and promises, promises, promises how people running a private corporation - offering you a licensed service, on their  terms, which can be changed on a whim, promising they respect your privacy, if only you'll join their service which is going to make them rich.

Waaaaaay too slick. Waaaaay too willing to pander to anyone for a buck.

That was my first and second look at MeWe. Word up is that I'm not wrong.

Doesn't mean other people can't benefit using the service. Again, reading the material, it looks pretty solid, especially for a few bucks a year. (What I hear is the free service is full of holes, but $30/year ain't bad, IIRC.) Just means I'm not excited about it.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Americans love guns more than children

(Since G+ is getting nuked, I'm dumping comments to posts, so maybe they'll stay around a bit. I only semi-care about formatting right now, since I'm depressed G+ is getting nuked.)

The problem in the US, though, is that the "passion" for "freedom" and gun ownership has crossed the line into sheer madness.

The link is not, in fact, "false." False requires the facts to be wrong, which they aren't, and the premise is a persuasive argument that Americans love their guns more than their children, which she makes a compelling argument for, given that every time school children are mass-murdered by gun-toting lunatics, the response is "More guns! More guns!" which is exactly as stupid as shouting "Throw gasoline on that fire!"

In the vein of "madness," I'll point out that it is nearly impossible to get any kind of legislation passed limiting the number of firearms in the US, or if unhealthy people should be allowed to own them, because every time something is suggested - for example, that concerned family members can petition a judge to confiscate firearms from people diagnosed with mental illness, and the judge has to review the request, and approve it, before anything can be done about taking guns away from the mentally ill person (California) - are painted as "gummint wants to take guns from veterans" - which is total misrepresentation, fear-mongering, and adds to the insanity of gun owners calling in death threats to anyone who speaks out against loose firearm laws. (It happens.)

That's not "freedom loving" - it's madness.

"Freedom loving" would be gun owners stepping up to say "You know what? One of the reasons I own a gun is because I want to be able to shoot back. Why the fuck are there so many guns out there that I have to be afraid of them in the first place? Why the fuck are lunatics allowed to buy guns?"

Instead, the shouting is always "More guns! More guns!" As if, "more guns" somehow makes things better? That's like saying "The best way to cure illegal drug addiction is more illegal drugs!" or "The solution to being fat is to eat more!"

Instead, the question needs to be "Why the fuck are there so many guns out there, and how do we stop insane people from having guns? How to we stop children being mass-murdered by guns? How do we stop nightclub or movie theater massacres with guns?" (Note, that in many of those "mass shootings," there were people among the victims with guns, and those guns didn't mean jack shit, so let's be clear that "more guns" is not solving any problems, but it is resulting in more gun deaths.)

Why do politicians and public figures get death threats when they suggest "less guns means less gun deaths," but no one is receiving death threats for dumping more guns onto the streets?

So, my message to gun owners is: "Clean up your own damn house, people, and you won't have to deal with outsiders having to clean up after you."

q.v. https://plus.google.com/u/0/+IcarusAnneRiley/posts/Q3tA73tkfwJ
q.v. https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlbertNakano/posts/XtVSogPLzUL

q.v. CNN Op-ed
Do we love our guns more than our children?
By Tess Taylor
Updated 9:01 AM ET, Thu February 15, 2018