Tuesday, January 31, 2012

political song for mitt romney to sing in florida


fuck the komen foundation and no more chris king pink

the komen foundation has joined the ranks of the anti-woman, anti-choice movement-conservative assholes, so fuck them and their stupid pink ribbon.  depriving some of the most vulnerable women in the united states, who need the resources of planned parenthood as their main or sole access to preventive health care, of potentially life-saving screenings because the fools at komen have been highjacked by the backward religious nonsense of some of their newly-hired executives shows that they really care nothing about preventing disease and promoting women's health and care completely about enriching the susan g komen foundation and furthering a hateful and deadly anti-woman agenda. 

this also means that no right-thinking, good-hearted american cyclist should ever buy another chris king product, pink or not, until the king company denounces the disgusting komen foundation and discontinues the pretty and strong donations.  king should either stop making the pink stuff or change the program to give the charitable donations to planned parenthood.  that would be making a real difference in women's lives.

olbermann had better be dying

his vanity press tee vee network sucks tonight.  spitzer is fine; grayson is always a nice stunt, but bill press isn't up to olbermann's usual standard, so if olbermann's not sandbagging, he'd better be pretty fucking sick.  oddly enough, cenk was much better with the election stuff on his regular show tonight.

political song for california democrats to sing


california unter alles

evil potted-houseplant ronny raygun killed california a long time ago, but it is sad to see the fetid corpse still rotting to this day.  the dream of california greatness was almost totally bullshit, but it was such a wonderful lie that it persists to this day.  very sad.  jerry brown is not even the man he once was, and california isn't leading america anywhere.  except hell.

joe nocera should stick to savaging the ncaa

joe nocera has been excellent on the ncaa bullshit recently.  when it comes to politics, he's another village idiot, but on this stuff he's fantastic.  the ncaa is certainly not the biggest problem we have in the united states, but the money, the hypocrisy, and the total destruction of the higher education system that the ncaa has wrought are important stories in the modern american twilight.  so, go joe!

allen west, coward, again

once again, allen west doesn't stand on principle, and runs away instead of holding his ground.  much like he did after he committed war crimes in iraq and then pussied out and accepted a non-judicial punishment, west is now seeking the succor of fellow teabagger asshole lunatics in his quest for re-election.  a coward is coward for life, obviously.

too much newt information

yuck, rudepundit.  yuck.

has mittens slain his great white bloated whale?

no, romney didn't kill chris christie.

has he finally done it?  did mitt romney somehow rise above his own propensity to be an al gore-style loser and slaughter the smarmy, self-deluded sodomite newt gingrich?  this is the first big test for mittens.  without this he will never be president romney.  of course, the only thing worse than the sad-sack mittens is the confident uber-douche mittens that is terrorizing florida today, but if mittens has passed this important test, then he is on his way to quite possibly being the next president.

political song for the florida primary to sing



the oakland strategy

what's the next boot to drop in oakland?  king's point about fighting the police and the 1% on their terms is a good one.  escalating violence will only be a short-term solution, even if it causes support for the police state to crumble in some areas.  it would only be a temporary effect.  the effective counter-insurgency is a coherent strategy of targeted physical resistance combined with a wide-ranging plan to undercut the legitimacy of the violent oppressors.  without the overarching movement, the violence will not lead to victory.

bernie marcus is scum

the only thing scarier than bernie marcus's callista gingrich-style rug is the horseshit he spews with his koch-sucking catamite neil cavuto at every opportunity.

yahoo news is as dumb as a rock

yahoo's political insight and analysis are laughingly useless.  even fox news wouldn't put up with this garbage.  romney is most likely to pick moby dick chris christie as his veep?  really?  a fat, astoundingly unpopular, thin-skinned blowhard who wouldn't even deliver his own state for mittens is going to be his choice?  jesus, that's genius.  so you would have mitt and moby unable to even win the states where they served as the chief executive.  two governors from the northeast?  yeah, that's great.  good job asshole.

david pennock is fucking moron.  mittens is going to pick tom coburn.  coburn is a christian, while romney is not.  he is southern, sorta, and he is a senator.  marco rubio is too young, too much of a liar, and far too ethnic to appeal to the racist wing of the modern republican party, especially since romney himself is already part of a hated minority.  romney needs: white; christian; conservative; southern; experience; senator, since none of the house members have the stick to play in the big leagues of presidential politics.  (can you imagine eric cantor or paul ryan up there on the big stage being savaged by the obama campaign?)  coburn fits these criteria best.

newt gingrich is not going to be the nominee, and none of the candidates would ever pick rubio.

tom coburn is the next veep, or mittens is a guaranteed loser.  yahoo fucking blows.

Monday, January 30, 2012

cone of silence

ride the tiger!  holy shit, that was a long time ago, and far, far away.


idiots at work: asshole republicans punishing the 99% with regressive taxation

who wins and who loses if you do away with a state income tax and shift the burden to highly regressive consumption taxes?  the high-income earners?  win.  the trust-fund weasels?  big win.  the 1%?  nothing but win.  nope, as usual it is the lowest income earners, the paycheck-to-paycheck families in the bottom half of the income distribution who lose.  evil and stupid have been on the ascendancy in the united states for two generations, and now evil and stupid are in a position to completely destroy their own way of life along with everyone else's, but because they are evil and stupid, they won't even realize it until they're dead, too.

spoof me?

no, spoof you.  no relation.

wait, what? frank rich?

did rachel maddow just say that frank rich is the most astute political observer of our time?  the smiling stenographer of the oligarchy is the most astute political observer of our time?  she can't be fucking serious.  i guess that makes clarence thomas the most astute legal mind of the last 5000 years.  and newt gingrich the hottest porn star of the century.  unbelievable.

who owns yeti cycles?

are they truly independent?  i honestly haven't thought of them seriously in nearly a generation, pretty much since the f.r.o. and yeti ultimate days.  i know they got royally fucked by schwinn and then went through even worse shit in the aftermath of the schwinn debacle, but looking at their site now, i see a few things.  first, they make too many different models.  second, it looks like they have a really big staff.  third, they claim to be an independent company.  that seems quite unlikely to me.  how do they sell enough yeti's to support the company, and where do they sell them?  is it some weird situation where everybody in the states thinks they're shit, but they sell them by the bucketload to places like england, austria, malaysia, and australia as some sort of hip, american, bullshit, boutique, high-end, high-price product?  weird.  i  haven't seen a recent yeti since, well, it was one of the aluminum f.r.o.'s many, many years ago, which i think they still make, and before that it was a brand-new and very cool ultimate.  very weird.  the current 29er on their site looks awful with a cheesy plastic carbon fucking rear end.  that's like so 2001.  it also doesn't look like they do customs.  between that, the goofy 29er and the waayyy too many different suspension frames, i don't see how they're making this work.  i guess nobody asked me.

i'd think about a custom or semi-custom arc or arc 29er if they were available, though, assuming they were really made in colorado somewhere, even if that somewhere isn't durango anymore--and assuming you could get the solid turquoise or turquoise and yellow classic paint.

eliot spitzer, yes.

bill press, not so much.  it will still be better than cenk and granholm and gore, though.

not-so-wild-turkey delight

patrick cockburn on the modern turkish question.  are they the pathfinder for the westernization of the middle-east or a one-off hybrid of western europe and the islamic world?

shiny happy persons

a sweet little victory against the police state

the good guys had a nice little win against the exploding police state in eugene.  the local stormtroopers may not be the nypd, lapd or oakland pd thugs, yet, but no matter where you live the bullshit 'protect and serve' only applies to the 1%.  i always teach my children that the police are never to be trusted and only to be used with utmost caution.  involving the terrible power of the police or the state in any other manner is always dangerous and more likely to harm you than help you.  i tell them that should never tell the police anything that is one syllable more than is absolutely necessary to protect their lives at that moment.  however, any time we can roll back their arbitrary terror powers and curb the scope of the police, that is a win.

the further your story is from the truth

the more you need propaganda.  panetta is full of shit.  this has been the party line lie from the united states and the israel for 20 years.  this is all just part of our fun little war with iran.  we want to prep our ignorant population for whatever the beneficent masters decide to do to iran, but anybody who buys that shit deserves exactly what they get.  we like to make enemies out of otherwise helpless nations when they happen to sit on top of our god-given oil and stuff.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

self-help

knolly delirium

there's no way i'm getting to run off with one of these fuckers for 6 weeks.  i'll be lucky to find one in stock anywhere; that one will no doubt be a medium, so i'll never get a decent impression even if i could take it out on a proper test.  i would feel like a douche spending that kind of money sight unseen.  and the fucking intense geometry is a little more tweaked.  dammit that stupid vpp bullshit pisses me off.  should probably shake the tree for the last nos uzzi slx out there...the knolly has the benefit of not having an offensive model name, though.

if we ignore andrew sullivan, he will go away

andrew sullivan is another one of those attention whores who would certainly just dry up and blow away if only we would ignore him.  he's a fucking dope.  who cares what he says?  charles murray?  health care liar betsy maccaughey?  that's a track record of inanity that defies any reasonable attention.  he's not an intellectual.  he's not a philosopher.  he's just some tory queen that is paid to fling shit around by americans clearly much stupider than the limeys who tossed him to the curb.  fuck him.  stop paying attention and he'll just slink home to bareback mountain.

the krugman factor

when paul krugman, a perfectly middle of the road mainstream economist, is described as a radical, we need a better class of rabbits to dig our new rabbit holes.

paul's maine strategy

ron paul has a maine caucus strategy of some sort, where he hopes to gain big with a win in maine, of all places.  maine?  really?  that's just fucking sad.  if the florida numbers pan out with a huge dropoff and distant fourth place for paul, then the maine idiocy better pay off!

political song for mittens to sing in the sunshine state

tom brokaw has a sad

tom brokaw, humungous piece of human debris and every bit the disgusting toady cocksucker that david gregory or brian williams or andrea mitchell is, is all bent because romney used some nbc news footage.  but, if that footage was a public news broadcast, then doesn't romney have the right to use it?  brokaw is just being a douchebag.

david gregory is a piece of shit

you can never laugh enough at puss-filled cockbag david gregory.  he's one of the true bad guys of the vile american establishment media.  all these assholes are bought and paid for as boot-lickers of the 1% and as far away from the hard-working reporter myth as (in)humanly possible.

sharpen the sheep shears for rebekah brooks

with any luck, rebekah brooks and her merry band of assholes will be getting a tremendous haircut soon!  she'll love prison.

serial fornicators for gingrich!

newt picked up the endorsement of the year, profligate pussy hound hermentum!  that's the kind of support that newt really needs.  it'll surely deliver the trollop vote!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

2012 intense uzzi

i wish i had 6 weeks to test this sled; the vpp thing is so not my bag, but intense has the geometry wicked dialed for me.

skinny puppy


this is also a jp weigle

1987 mountain bike!  where's the richard sachs mountain bike from 25 years ago?  forward photos and innuendo!

weigle road

a sleek weigle racer would be a nice ride in 2012.  this frame is a beauty, from 1997 apparently. 



virag's movie reviews: hall pass (2011)

why, exactly?  as shown in hall pass, the farrelly brothers formula appears to be about nine minutes of comedy per 100 minutes of movie.  this movie was not outrageous, it was just lame.  there were a few funny bits and some excellent work from the great richard jenkins.  the farrelly brothers are not much without matt dillon, chris elliot, jonathan richman and brett faverah.  the troupe of tee vee actors in this film are pretty much weightless on screen; jason sudeikis has proven now that he's the weak link where ever he bobs up.  the problem with film was not the ugly, it was the stupid.  like bad teacher, the requisite nasty worldview required to make this concept funny was totally missing from the film.

florida mittmentum

the polls look good for romney, bad for gingrich.  i'm curious to see what movement paul gets from the gingrich destruction.  will the santorum voters just give up and go for romney now?  and if so, will paul have any prize worth delivering to romney in the general?

sweetness, i was only joking

grease bomb

why would the greek government or the greek people put up with this bullshit?  squeezing the greek people to fluff up goldman sachs and a bunch of other european bankers is insane.  greece should tell the krauts and the rest of those fuckers to buzz off and go back to the monetary and tax policy that works best for greece.

mittens on the other hand

on the other hand, how many more crazy people can endorse mittens before he becomes unelectable?

smooshed newt

ouch!  ninja-mittens is planning on this final push killing newt's ambitions completely.  mittens is a bitch!

Friday, January 27, 2012

loo-bee

bill press?

i'm not sure press would be my choice on my personal tee vee network.  where's david shuster?  are they prepping shuster for his own show?

another sherlock moment

ron paul knew?  he knew??  no!  really?  shocking!  since it was a money-making scheme, those ron paul newsletters published whatever horseshit the marks wanted to read.  ignorant racist nonsense?  why not?  i'm sure kindly old doctor paul would have published public-domain italian poetry if he thought his cracker audience would pay.

della santa nervex

too nice. della santa and genuine nervex lugs.  pearl white with red is always welcome.


okay, okay, it's florida that washes away the santorum

apparently it's the sunshine state that is the oxi-clean of republican primaries.  he's too stupid, but some of his staff have to know it's over for him, and was long ago.  anybody who's a losing senator, brownback-stupid, and as fucking creepy as santorum is, is certainly not gonna get the veep spot.  so say goodnite, douchebag.

biddy the clap

so, newt's all over; his diabolical plan for clapping and cheering at the debates didn't work out so well for him last night.  next tuesday should be it for newt and santorum, with ron paul going his own way waiting to see how hard the republican party is gonna kiss his ass.  gingrich was never going to get the nomination, but he thought he might have the mojo to inflate his giant head to macy's parade proportions and rake in even more money from idiots.  newt wasn't worried about ruining romney's campaign or destroying the current republican party establishment, he was only ever gaming the electorate to maximize the revenue stream.  his power was depleted last night when romney skull-fucked him on the stage, so with any luck this will be the last we hear from this scuzzbag for quite a while.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

elmo has a sad

about those yellow and green memphis uniforms

you wouldn't let your middle school j.v. team play in that getup, especially if they regularly played on your hdtv. 

virag's movie reviews: rise of the planet of the apes (2011)

this film was not horrible.  it was completely pointless, and it lacked any drama or surprise, so it was simply a machine to generate money for the studio.  still, it was okay, even if it did play like a mashup of brain candy and the live-action curious george at times.  freida pinto is quite lovely, always a plus in movies.  the biggest thing that rise has going for it is the abysmal tim burton apes film with marky mark and paul giamatti.  talk about a recipe for a spontaneous abortion in an elevator: tim burton, marky mark, paul giamatti, and planet of the apes.  easily one of the worst big-budget studio films ever made, and also tim burton's worst film.  that's saying something.  his only decent film was a peewee herman vehicle.  so, in comparison, rise looks like touch of evil.

florida debate funfetti

i think newt might regret having a hissy fit to demand audience cheering.  he looked green when mitt's supporters cheered his attacks on gingrich.  oops.

update: mittens looks much more comfortable up there so far.  i wonder if they spiked his herbal tea or something.  he's riding newt pretty hard and keeping him off balance.  the cnn feed looks pretty nice on my hd tv.  too bad the four ogres are so fucking creepy.  also, ladies and gentlemen, the jerusalem post's voice of israel, wolf blitzer.

update: mittens is well-prepped.  certainly he seems ready for this shit.  gingrich looks pissed.  every time santorum or paul talks, gingrich must feel his balls receding into his torso.  if he can't go nuts all over romney romney romney during this thing, he knows he's fucked.

update: romney is just taunting gingrich now.  after all these fucking years, mittens finally shows a bit more life than al gore.

update: santorum!  the final frontier!

update: jesus, romney is skull-fucking gingrich over newt saying whatever crazy shit the locals want to hear.

update: now paul skull-fucks newt and namechecks reagan to do it.  ouch.

update: the questions from the audience are a stupid stunt.  if the moderators weren't so fucking useless in all these debates, we wouldn't need the circus act to keep people interested.  or at least awake.

update: romney is feeling good enough to jump on santorum.  newt's toast.

update: santorum is screeching mandate mandate mandate, and it sounds like he wants to date romney.  romney's double-talk over healthcare reform is ridiculous; he should just stop, but the 'bad medicine' quip is his new catchphrase.

update: cnn is quite obviously carrying the water for romney.  it's almost like mittens knows it won't last and is resisting the help.  he's is quite obviously boning up the general election.

update: sweet frakking jeebus, mittens sodomized newt with answer about his wife, bringing up ms and illness and not so subtly pointing out that he's stayed with his sick wife.  fuck.

update: romney said 'reagan diaries'.  oh, my.

update: santorum is a fucking moron.

update: once again, ron paul's completely sane and sensible answer about cuba and foreign policy sinks like a rock with these republican dipshits.

update: a palistinian-american republican has gotta be the biggest idiot since the homosexual republican or the african-american republican.  romney's a pathetic ass-kisser to newt's pimp.

update: is newt's last mission going to be that he can prove he's just a stupid and soft-headed as one of the dumbest senators in u.s. history, rick santorum?  i'm sure a real jesus would want better defenders than those two insane motherfuckers.

update: thank the gods this thing is almost over.  if obama really does lose to this mittens asshole, he should seriously consider going back home to kenya to live out his life in shame.

update: bye-bye newt; you're all done after tonight.  mittens sodomized you harder tonight than rick man-on-dog santorum fucks his pets.

no shit, sherlock

american tech companies use chinese slave and prison and otherwise exploited labor to maintain huge margins on their products?  really?  who fucking knew?  until today, everybody probably believed that they paid unionized german and swiss craftsmen to build ipads.  i mean, why wouldn't they?  jesus.

of course these companies are fucking scumbags, but it is mostly the fault of the american government and its trade and labor polices.  the question from obama about how we get ipads and macbooks made in america is a good one, but ultimately obama and the government are the only ones who can answer that question.  if obama wants that shit made here, he would need to pursue policies that punished imports from slave-labor sources and rewarded production in the united states and other high-wage, high-quality countries.  taxes, tariffs and other government incentives are very powerful tools.  as it stands now, all of the benefits of government policies go to companies that utilize third-world labor and ship jobs overseas because these companies essentially are the government and rig the welfare state for their own benefit, so it once again obama was full of shit and grandstanding for a cheap soundbite.

go ahead, please yourself

what's the only thing different about obama?

corporatist tool?  yep.  warmonger asshole?  sure.  firmly established happy servant of the 1%?  absolutely.  so what is it that is sooooo different about barack hussein obama that makes the hard-right teabagger assholes hate him so much?  his policies and actions in office are as regressive and dangerous as every president since nixon, so i just can't figure out why they would be so freaked out by his being the president of the united states.  it's fucked up.  why do they treat him with such disrespect and loathing?  we may never know the answer to this question, but tune in again next time for another exciting episode of bullshit or not?

bob dole says fuck you

stupendous.  whoever wrote dole's statement musta had a blast.  good work, anonymous staff writer douchebag.

fisking iran

we need a shitload more robert fisk all over the media in the united states.  as a matter of fact, he'd be better than brian williams on nbc news or that jerkoff on cbs.  perhaps olbermann should give fisk a satellite show on current tv.

fisk makes a useful point not often ever discussed in the united states media that the story of iran, its foreign policy and its nuclear weapons program, is not at all what is commonly portrayed in the popular western establishment media.  if any country deserves to have nulcear weapons--and needs to--it is iran.  the best thing ever for the world, the palestinians, the americans, the israelis, and especially the iranians would be a gaggle of fresh, shiny nukes in tehran that would inoculate them forever against terror attacks and invasion.  nuclear weapons are horrible things; they are terribly polluting and suck up way too much money that should be spent on other things, but if you are a shitty little country under threat from the evil empire because you happen to live on top of the stuff jesus put there for americans, nukes are always a prudent investment.

scenesters

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

over oversized lugs and a sax max max zank

zut alors!  thanks to a tip from jeff, i saw this amazing over-oversized tubed bike on the velocipede salon.  it's a zanconato with the sax max lugs and a straight-bladed max fork!  some folks might not dig that fork, but i think it is just perfect on this frame.  this is a wicked fucking cool bike.  max fork and oos tubes.  awesome.




florida funfetti throwdown

with newt's surge apparently stalled, the florida funfetti is turning into a throwdown between a bloated buffoon and barely sentient al gore-wannabe.  this is what we have; should we be hoping for ongoing entertainment or a killer asteroid?

virag's movie reviews: horrible bosses (2011)

good movie, so much better than any judd apatow-derived piece of shithorrible bosses benefited from a nasty, cynical, and subversive outlook so missing from something like bad teacher.  the characters were anti-heroic clowns, and the actors worked well together.  jason bateman has the phlegmatic jerk portrayal down pat; the guy from the tee vee show with danny devito was excellent as well.  you know a movie is at least good if it can overcome the inclusion of both the inexcusable colin farrell and the noxious jennifer aniston.  horrible bosses was not great, but compared to what passes for comedy in american cinema, it was a black-hearted revelation.

interesting saab news

they somehow managed to save the saab car museum in trollhattan.  meanwhile, there won't be any saab dealers left in the united states by the end of the month.

you spin me right round

fancy nancy tortures a newt

former speaker nancy pelosi is having waayyy too much fun torturing former speaker newt gingrich over his abhorrent ethical failures.  since she was part of the investigative committee, she is quite familiar with all the nasty little details and is looking forward to keeping them just out of view until the best possible moment.  there's undoubtedly something personal in it for her, and she will enjoy disemboweling him in prime time.

spaced 1999

newt is always good for crazy bullshit.  i'm pretty sure that if we can't manage national healthcare, we won't be worried about building moonbase alpha any time soon.

custom carbon-ti is hard to do, too, obviously

somewhere along the lines independent fabrication went way off the rails as far as my taste is concerned.  their attempt at a custom carbon road frame looked awful to me, cheap and ill-considered.  now this thing is their newest hot product, a carbon-ti frame that is inelegant at best.  that carbon tube is in exactly the wrong place, and i can already imagine the worst-case failure scenario.  mixed material frames are stupid regardless, but at least a holland exogrid looks cool and not like a piece of garbage.  i'd never buy a mixed material frame; the full ti and full carbon frames are much better in every way, and i don't wanna pick on indyfab.  they were a cool brand once, and for a while there the indyfab hardtail was among the nicest run of the mill handmade frames out there.  i always preferred the more dynamic designs like the eastern woods research, but the indyfab hardtail was everything this abortion is not: simple, straightforward, elegant.  i understand that independent fabrications is no longer that honest, worker-owned company that started in 1995, but i don't know how they think this is a winner.  


susie madrak throat-punches obama

susie madrak calmly savages obama over his massive health care reform failure and his general rock-ribbed conservative, koch-sucking philosophy.  she's right, of course.  obama's health reform was bullshit, and he's a corporatist tool at heart.  compare madrak and john walker on health care in the state of the union with this fucking imbecile.

gritty and beautiful

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

this is not a single speed carbon 29er: knolly free radical

this is a bike so badass they don't even really make it apparently.  the simplicity is alluring, and it makes all that noname chinese plastic garbage cry.


shepard smith's amazing whitehouse lunch performance art

today, shepard smith on fox news did an hour of amazing performance-art on his 'news' program all about the whitehouse reporter's lunch.  he was deadpan hilarious as he dissected the menu and the guests and whether he was drunk on the wine they served.  he is one odd fellow, especially for fox.  some video of the strange can be seen here, but it really needed to observed as it happened, making the background noise of your afternoon weird to say the least.

birth control for everyone!

it fine, just fine that the obama folks want to tweak the nutjobs over a non-issue like birth control, and if it gives some of his base a boehner, well that's fine, just fine, too.  a better bet would be to stand up for health care and family planning and women's rights as a matter of principle instead of as cute election year stunt.

blastocystoroni

that's just wrong.

virag's movie reviews: bridesmaids (2011)

judd apatow is the jj abrams of comedy.  everything he touches turns to shit.  bridesmaids was simply not funny.  putting fart jokes on the screen with women is just as boring as it is with men.  apatow has never made, or been associated with, a funny movie; apparently he made his name off a lame tee vee rip-off of my so-called life.   only sookie melissa mccarthy had any idea of what comedy was supposed to be about; she took the shit and at least made an honest effort.  rose byrne was her usual self, but the script was as useless for her as for the rest.  the problem with any of the awful sketch 'actors' is that they have no idea how plot or storytelling flows.  they get used to giving assholes like lorne michaels a boehner in 2-minute spurts.  they have no business writing scripts or playing the leads in films, even if they're women.  that's not equality; it's spreading the garbage spewed by adam sandler and will ferrell to the other half of the untalented population.

fluffers gotta fluff: we don't deserve him

pathetic.  the rock-ribbed idiot class that reinforces the democratic party establishment is a sad fucking sack.  this is the class of people who think they are paying attention, not the willfully ignorant medicare scooter-riding racist teabagger retards, and they are not at all capable of any sort of honest assessment of a president or policy or anything simply because their guy is in the whitehouse.  read the comments on that linked post.  these relentless obama fluffers are a phalanx of idiot warriors blocking the most basic human progress.

state of the union tedium

barack obama, election year, and state of the union is a toxic slurry.  yeah, obama will throw out some faux-populist shit to torment john's boehner and his troglodyte pissboys, and future vice president-elect tom coburn will go on with the tee vee with his idiot compatriot dylan ratigan to talk about how much the 1% are persecuted and how much barack obama is killing america with his hard-right wing philosophy, and misshapen, evil troll hobbit gollum mitch daniels will deliver his glorious visions of a life fully jammed up the colon of the koch brothers and the coors family as an official rebuttal to obama's speech.  all of it is just a bit tiring at this point, though, when we should be blessed with better entertainment from our miserable lying and otherwise useless political class.


mittens is tough guy?

no, but romney did punch gingrich in the balls during the debate last night and stunned him into an amazing 15 seconds of flop-sweaty silence over newt's influence peddling and general scumminess.  now the polls are in flux again, and newt's ginormous parade-float head will probably be looking a little droopier by the end of the week.

tim thomas makes tim tebow look cosmopolitan

tim thomas is an idiot.  if he's going to be a big tough guy protester maybe he should keep his mouth shut so at least some people could pretend he had a good reason.  or a brain.  when a two-watt bulb starts spewing shit about the constitution and liberty we are deep in ron paul hell.

virag's movie reviews: the housemaid (2010, south korea)

the housemaid sat itself down on my dvr, and i gave it a shot knowing it would probably be a nice change of pace from lame canadian melodrama.  it is a wonderful, superbly-crafted absurdist black comedy.  the plot is fairly disjointed, but the extremely subtle acting and comic tone make the film fun.  given that it is a sub-titled film, the translation may be a bit less than ideal at times, so you count on the set-pieces to illuminate some of the comedy.  the portrayal of the family is hilarious, and the dialog is almost over the top.  even if the motivations are not always well-considered, the last scene is so gloriously funny that it makes you want to watch the film again and again.  plus, the two lead actresses are extraordinarily beautiful, and that's always a benefit as well.  great movie, lots of fun, very funny and keeps you interested to the last laugh.

Monday, January 23, 2012

political song for mittens to sing in florida

puke central at the nbc debate

could you ever find three more disgusting village-idiot cocksuckers to puke up on your tee vee channel than david gregory, chuck todd and mrs. alan greenspan andrea mitchell?  as if the vacuous and torpid brian williams was not criminal enough.

it would have been totally cool with a drone

i'm sure this was obama praying hard to not have this thing be a fucking election-year issue with the lunatic teabagger racist assholes: at the behest of well-known anti-american commie pussy kenyan muslim socialist coward--black!!--barack hussein obama, the marines are stringing up a brave defender of freedom for the mass murder of some disgusting fucking dirt people.  much like a choice for the medal of honor as a prize for some random act of purported heroism in a far larger war, this horrible event was merely a subjective choice for prosecution out of a wide-ranging, illegal war.  with all the torture, murder, drone strikes, invasions, occupations, atrocities, we could prosecute for the next 10.000 years and still not punish every villain in our wars--but start with cheney and bush!  this case was a bad one: american soldiers caught out in a no-win situation where they never should have been who panic and murder a bunch of people.  killing it off with a plea for almost no jail time screams that everybody just wants to make it go away.  that's not really justice, but on the other hand, if he'd been piloting a drone and had fucked up a huge wedding party with a hellfire missile at the orders of the cia, he'd never have been charged with anything.

well, that probably settles the nomination for mittens

senator fred, titanic loser and just awful actor, endorses newt for president.  i guess this was the break that mittens was waiting for.  at some point he should probably do some ads illustrating all the twisted, bizarre losers who have endorsed newt.  start with chuck norris.

political song for jon langford to sing

paul craig roberts is shrill

former dogmatic republican paul craig roberts is losing his shit over the collapse of the last ron paul presidential candidacy ever.  his points are certainly valid.  a strict constitutional constructionist, even a wackjob crank like ron paul, would do loads to undo some of the ongoing damage to the american republic that the has only accelerated under the likes of clinton, bush and obama.  the truth is that from now on, paul and his ideas, good and bad, honorable and reprehensible, will be invisible in the campaign.  he fucked up in iowa, his best chance for a sea-change electoral result, and will most likely be nowhere in the upcoming states with no coverage and no acknowledgement of his campaign or his positions; he will get none of the love in the debates from the moderators who will be hoping for hot newt on mittens action.  it's a two-man clown-car crackup now, mittens and newt.  roberts and his libertarian hopes are pretty much toast now.

update: paul was nothing at the nbc debate.  his very sensible answer about cuba sank like a stone.  it's the mittens and newt show now.  the paul candidacy is, outside of the non-republican libertarians and pot-smoking kids, over.

(some of) the scum of the earth come out for joe pa

disgusting.  these are the upper middle class twits who give the 99% a bad name.  the only thing that should be said about joe pa is that his best friend was a boy-raper, and the good catholic boy joe pa protected him for 40 fucking years.  nobody gives a flying fuck about football or that shitty school that he ran like his personal fiefdom.  they should burn the pennsyltucky vatican to the ground and take everyone associated with the serial child rape down to the pond and drown them in a burlap bag with the unwanted kittens.  and it's not just places like the serotta forum; watching some of those despicable fuckers get all weepy over that hellbound piece of shit on that cursed campus is enough to make you pray for some divine justice.

excellent news from washington state

they have the votes for marriage equality in washington!  this is flantastic news for every right-thinking, freedom-loving american.  huge props to gov. gregoire and the brave legislators in the pacific northwest.  sometimes good things do happen if decent people get into government and show a little bit of balls--even if those balls are strictly metaphorical.

lotsa sick motherfrakkers out there

killing cats is shocking, but really small potatoes if you think about it.  after all, george w. bush was an animal torturer.  rick santorum is hot for man on dog action as well as forced birth and summary execution for birth control merchants.  some crazy fucker shot up a gabby giffords's town meeting at a fucking shopping center.  shitloads of bugfuck batty militia members are horny to fight it out with the fbi or the atf.  the united states drops a few tons of depleted uranium on shitty little countries and uses drones to blow up wedding parties.  at home, the u.s. has become a police state of serial murder and indefinite detention and the military-industrial complex.  killing a kid's cat seems sick, but it is really not so sick as the shit that goes on every day in the land of the free.

sen. leahy is a douchey douche

apparently the big comic book fan is a mental midget.  the senate is a toilet, and assholes like leahy are toxic to human progress.

political song for keith olbermann to sing

Sunday, January 22, 2012

over oversized lugs and max on the sax

is this the only free-range sax max-lugged frame out there?  if so, it is a rare beast for many disparate reasons; the internets don't spew up much besides this one.  it's pretty neato though.  a clearcoat thing mighta worked well on this one; the construction on the raw frame is sano, and the orange is great for a late-90's vibe.  i'm not a huge fan of the plastic enve fork on a steel frame, even if some of the illuminati preach that a proper custom steel fork would be overkill in this application.  it looks okay painted on the big frame.  i dig the dropouts, too, even though i usually prefer 1010b's.  i'd like to see some of these frames with the proprietary sachs fork crown and blades.  will these over oversized tubes become the new lugged standard?  bullshit or not? and whatnot.



kara thrace and her special destiny

the bbc america reruns of battlestar galactica worm their way onto my dvr, and watching the show two or three at time late at night when i should be doing something more important, i am struck at just how goofy and badly-constructed the whole thing was.  they had some cool episodes during the first couple of seasons, and the military/submarine fetish was fun for a while, but since they started with no fucking idea what they were doing and their leader ronald d. moore was an empty-headed tool, the wheels came off the cart pretty quickly.  the third and fourth seasons were awful, like they had nothing to do with the first two; the final-five cylon plot was easily one of the dumbest ideas ever on cable--and i include sean hannity and eric bolling.  killing the characters of tigh and the chief by making them cylons--an idea so fucking asinine that you have to wonder who exactly decided to let moore and his band of merry jerkoffs anywhere near a basic-cable tv show--pretty much destroyed a show that had gained so much from the excellent work from actors whose only previous jobs had been on canadian soap operas.  it is true that they had painted themselves--in reality were lead by moore and his toadies--into a corner of stupidity by all of the inanities heaped up week after week by moore, and the rest of the staff probably did their best twist themselves silly to clean up his stupid shit, but it was more than hopeless.  they had no idea what to do with many of the main characters, especially lee adama, and none of the interesting ideas were ever fleshed out.  by the time starbuck disappeared and came back without any sort of explanation that made any sense at all, well, they were fucked.  the rest of the series was a sleep-walk and some amazing, joyful scenery-chewing by dean stockwell as the cavils--seriously, why would the 'final five' make a cylon older than they were as a son?  so fucking stupid.  anyway, there was a hope in blood and chrome for some bsg-fun without ronald d. moore and his ideas so vapid and insulting that even tim tebow would say they're dumb, but we will not be saved.  we will be tormented by the insultingly stupid bsg forever, or at least until bryan singer fucks it up on the silver screen.

pats-giants? really?

that's fucking lame.  a san francisco-baltimore super bowl would have been so much more compelling for a host of reasons; new england-new york is the worst solution given the last four teams in the playoffs.

florida funfetti

the florida fight is going to feature the killer ninja-mittens, apparently.  that fool romney has got to step-up and slay his wrinkly old whale.  he's got to spend the money, too.  with ron paul running a delegates strategy and santorum out of money and brains, romney should carpet bomb gingrich all over florida with as much paid media as he can buy.  no nasty, icky topics should be out of bounds in the hopes that newt will lose it when his record is smeared all over his face in public.  this is romney's time to show he's more of a man than al gore.

only you, your ghost and everybody with a brain will know

zombie lies never die.  if mittens is a better man than al gore, he could be elected president in 2012.

your 2012 not quite a saab 9-3

it must drive the saab fanboys nuts that general motors is marketing an opel-derived and parts-sourced not quite 2012 saab 9-3 after letting saab blow up last year.  the regal gs is a decent car, with a couple of very obvious good saab ideas in the powertrain and all the looks of poorly designed and cheaply constructed 9-3.  a couple of rewrites from someone who's not a complete fucking dickwad along with the saab-haldex awd for the right price could make this thing a nice alternative to the nasty kraut cars.





happenstance?

great minds and shit?  i was first today, i think.

silver strings


south carolina cleans up the santorum stain

he knows newt's gonna blow up again, and he wants to hang around to get the hot man-on-dog anti-romney love, but after his dismal  showing in south carolina, santorum should just give in to the oxi-clean and go away forever.

too bad about the pats

but when but when jesus is your copilot, how can you lose?

i bet newt gingrich doen't know one thing about saul alinsky

i want to see one of the tee vee douchebags ask newt gingrich about saul alinsky.  does newt know one thing about him?  two?  who was alinsky?  what did he do in his life?  gingrich says alinsky was unamerican?  why exactly?  provide some details, newt.  was alinsky's life's work unamerican or quintessentially american, newt?  there's no way he could sensibly respond.  i doubt gingrich can even spell alinsky.  it's simply a dog-whistle for assholes as ignorant as he is.  if one of these village idiot blowhards had the brains to actually ask a decent question, the gingrich balloon would pop right then and there.

jo pa's last exit strategy

cancer was joe pa's final exit strategy.  watching the tee vee buffoons trying their hardest to polish the shit off the pennsyltucky vatican, you can see the hope that the first lines of history about joe pa will be 'penn state football' and not 'serial child rape enabler'.  fuck them.  paterno was a rock-ribbed traditional conservative and a vile coward of the highest order, and today the only thing we know for sure is that paterno's last terrified thought was a panicky desire that there is not really a hell.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

the passion of the mittens

romney looked like he had a rabid honey badger gnawing on his ass while he was giving his speech tonight, but i think that he was smart to focus on obama and do his best to maintain his personal pretense of inevitability.  he will be the nominee unless the republicans are prepared to just give up, split the rock-ribbed oligarchs and the crazy racist teabagger assholes into two parties, and just not run against obama at all this time.  frankly, at that point the rock-ribbed oligarchs would be thrilled to join with their right-wing establishment democratic allies and leave the shit-eating morons behind.  what's really happened tonight is that romney has been given his whale.  gingrich isn't much of an opponent, but he's the best romney has now.  you can start the clock on newt's next major smarmy, conceited fuckup, and between the ex-wives, the serial fornication and sodomy, the self-congratulatory nonsense, the cockamamie ideas, the high crimes and misdemeanors and ethics violations, the vulgar hypocrisy, and the titanic piles of fetid bullshit, gingrich is as big a flabby target as has ever existed in modern electoral history.  unless romney really wants to outdo dear old dad and go down as a latter-day al gore, he's going to have to get his boats in the water, throw every harpoon his millions can buy, and practice his debating bullshit long enough to torment newt and exploit some of those ginormous newt gingrich weaknesses.  otherwise, he'll be such a weak nominee that it might just as well be president-for-life obama.

the obama-gingrich debate would be the most embarrassing thing newt's ever done

debating president obama would be more embarrassing for newt gingrich than his sweaty, viagra-fueled failures in bed with wives two and three.  i'll bet dollars to donuts that gingrich's wives have done more for duracell than even bill o'reilly's vibrating butt-falafel.  republican pundits and republican teabagger assholes are even dumber than i thought if they really believe that obama wouldn't have gingrich blubbering and crying like a greasy bitch about two minutes into any debate.  obama's a cool customer and not completely bugfuck insane and dumb as a rock the way newt gingrich is.  gingrich is only seen as a brilliant, vibrant, deep-thinking intellectual by people who can't tell their lunch from their turds without tasting both.  there's no way obama wouldn't cut off his right left arm to get a chance to run against gingrich.

too stupid to meter

i was happy to see a depressing, totally reality-based wake-up call on the nightmare that is the commercial nuclear power industry hat-tipped at counterpunch.  this is an important discussion to have because our future energy policy is going to depend on how many of our brothers and sisters understand the truth about our energy generation, usage, and pollution.  finishing off the deadly nuclear power welfare queen once and for all would be a fantastic start.

political song for al gore to sing

olbermann's personal election coverage vanity press

not a cenk or a granholm or a gore in sight.  olbermann sez 'fuck you' to al gore, i guess.  i did think that the cenk hire was probably olbermann's idea after the turk got fired from msnbc.  apparently not.  still not sure why olbermann hasn't been agitating for eliot spitzer.  maybe he has, but the cenk, olbermann, granholm lineup is gonna be pretty lame.  olbermann must know that they need solid second and third starters in prime time.  cenk and granholm can play down in the rotation.

update: if maddow watches her network's horrible coverage tonight in comparison with olbermann's vanity press, she's gonna seriously considering hanging herself if keith won't make space for her on his channel.  chris matthews is a shit stain america's soul.

update: nia-malika henderson is the antidote for the hateful village idiot melissa harris-lacewell-perry.

update: what's it gonna take for current (olbermann) tv to get al sharpton?  yes, he's a shameless obama booster, but he's the best host on msnbc.

update: olbermann was on fire tonight.  he ran the show like a 50's deejay, and cutting off gingrich after he started flinging the horseshit was classic.  no jonathan alter.  no howard fineman.  no lawrence o'donnell.  no tweety.  no john mccain apparatchik douchebags.  i hope al gore was watching and learns a lesson.  probably not.

occupy the crossroads

about now we sure do need this nice, level-headed appraisal of the occupy movement.  the energy of the movement has been pretty effectively dissipated by the 1% and their propagandists.  the occupy movement is not magic, so they are just as vulnerable to the ignorance and divisions lovingly cultivated throughout the 99% by the oligarchy.  unless the occupy movement does indeed make progress in their messaging and coordination while mobilizing to take it back and burst back into the public consciousness, then they (and we) are all done.

pat summit has dementia

what's jim calhoun's excuse?  for some reason, the uconn/tennessee game did not look as good on my hdtv as the michigan/arkansas game or the alabama/kentucky even though it was cbs for all of 'em.  that's very weird; it's gotta be the lighting or something in the particular venue.  i'm sure it looked really nice for the big tennessee boosters, though.  and too bad about alabama; john calipari such a fucking dirtbag that any team that beats his squad is almost as beloved as any team that beats duke, even if that team is florida state.

political song for marianne gingrich to sing

scott brown is one dumb motherfucker

how the fuck does he remember how to breath?  people like him, the village idiots, have no idea what reality is like for 99% of america.

the voice in winter

kinda douchey and not really funny

completely unfunny spoof site of the kinda sad and kinda nutty saab fanboys.  a brand new site that's buying ad space on search engines but offers nothing that you can't get on established sites for bashing saab and the true believers is a shitty thing and waste of perfectly good electrons, so fuck them.

Friday, January 20, 2012

pale purple kvale for a winter's evening

i am often less than thrilled with the way some bikes are put together, but this rig with the modernish campagnolo stuff and aero brake levers and simplex retrofriction shifters on an incredible chris kvale frame, well that's right in my wheelhouse.  put on some second-generation time equipe pedals and a flite saddle and yeee haww!  the lovely metallic purple is so pale and delicate that the pictures don't do it justice, i'm sure.  i think i would have added that darker purple from the seat tube to the head tube as well for a bit more contrast, but this is killer in the least ostentatious way possible.  look at the beautiful lug work and another amazing seat cluster from another modern master.



silver blue and gold

is mittens manning the harpoons?

things could get fun fun fun for a little while if mittens decides it's time to spear the flabby white whale, and he's actually able to figure which end of the harpoon is which.

maybe we should let chris dodd turn off the interwebs

reading this abortion from yahoo! news, i suddenly feel that we'd all get a fuck of a lot smarter if chris dodd and holy joe lieberman just pulled the plug on the internets and let us wallow alone in our local filth.  this hackneyed chunk of tripe is so chock full of conventional-wisdom, village-idiot bullshit and disinformation that you have to be amazed that it is only one page.  the asshole responsible is a pentagon fluffer; he manages to lie about taxes, the debt and the economy buoying the establishment narrative and linking to the 'well-regarded work' of the simpson-bowles catfood commission.  well-regarded?  maybe by village-idiot assholes like rick newman and david gregory and barack obama but not by anyone with a half a brain who actually works for a living.  this is real work of the interweb tubes, i guess, a palliative for our enslavement and a vanity press for the docile boot-lickers of the oligarchy.  that and porn.  lots and lots of porn.  david vitter and senator man on dog and compulsive masturbators need an outlet, too.

cheap shots at ron paul are not helpful

bullshit cheap shots at ron paul from america's leading intellectuals don't do anything to advance the cause of liberty.  they may help obama's reelection in the short--short enough?--term, but there's plenty of questions about cranky grandpa goldbug, legitimate questions that the obama fluffers probably don't want to address.

jerry springer should no better

i understand that he's an attention whore, but a fucking reject like hannity should be a bridge to far even for jerry springer.  it sucks to have something to plug, i guess.

it's friday, friday!

sharing is caring

this.  the 'free' stuff on the internets is the biggest way people, even old people, hear new music or see new stuff these days; there's no real radio anymore, no tee vee outlets for lots of new music, so sharing via the internets is the only quick and easy way for people to spread the word.  you'll sell more music, tickets, t-shirts and shit to people who hear it or see it and like it and want more.  if a bunch of assholes can't quite understand that, and those assholes happen to be able to rent politicians, well, that sucks for everyone.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

late-period eisentraut art

not sure how much of this is pere and how much of it is fils, but it sure is pretty.

virag's movie reviews: bad teacher (2011)

lifeless, bland, and inexcusably so considering the possibilities.  watching this film you get the sense that you might just be spying on a pre-production read-through done by the catering crew.  none of the cast had any chemistry, and the only decent work came from the normally-unwatchable, nearly giamatti-esque jason segel.  (his low-effort, low-ability 'natural' style makes george clooney look like peter sellers.)  justin timberlake is a shitty actor, and apparently nobody told cameron diaz that she was supposed to carry the movie.  her characterization lacked any of the naughty glee that the script seemed to want.  the annoying other teacher was little more than the simplest, most cartoonish presentation, again without any of the requisite fun.  the premise was an appealing one, and given a better director and some decent casting, this could have been a biting and cynical rewrite away from a ton of fun.