Thursday, February 28, 2013

TBGO: Meme-o-rizing

Dear Murka:
"First you gotta reduce yer population from 300 MILLION to 300 THOUSAND, reduce the size of the country by 1000 percent, and set it atop an active volcano, in the middle of the fuuking ocean, for energy.
When you get that done, call me again...We'll talk..."
There are so few similarities between "Iceland," as a gestalt, and the USofA similarly construed as to make ANY comparison--politicial, economic, social, historical, philosophical, whatever--meaningless.

Yes we can. 

Sign our petition:

Thanks to @[186219261412563:274:US Uncut]

Wait a minnit! There's FAR more than a mere, meager 925 Million starving/hungry people in the world. Hell, there's near that many in India alone.
And then what?
After you feed 'em, and they wanna start to consume, like the REST of the world?
When we're running OUT of resources (think "potable water," just for one example) on which those newly fed folks would come to depend?
Besides, there's never been a "peace" that wasn't administered, maintained, or promulgated by the biggest, toughest, meanest mo-fo warriors around.

Only 8 days STOP of worldwide Wars (=30billion $), would feed worldwide ALL hungry people (925 Million) a whole year !!, estimated by UN-FAO (United Nations -Food Agriculture Organization) 
PLEASE remember: "There Never Was a Good War or a Bad Peace!" : BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ♥
Woody DETESTS bullshit like this: it's a destructive anti-intellectual canard.
That is: An allegation designed to denigrate and diminish actually THINKING about what you read, and redolent of the kinds of literalism which make the bible-blatherers both so wrong and so annoying.
Authors DO convey meaning by the application of symbolic tropes. They DO count on their readers to interpret them.
I'm sorry if you never went to Kolledge or did any 'real' literary analysis... It was fun.
Just sayin

A "Graphic" Meme: Astonishingly accomplished without a misattributed quote, bad statistics or otherwise erroneous information. Who gnu it could be done?

Why Glyphosate (Round Up) Should Be Banned:

Woody'd demur. Most people aren't smart enough to be meaningfully disobedient.
Oh, they can say "no."
But so can any two-year old.

The Moustache of Mendacity, John Stossel, showed up on Fbook this week in a story about how Righturd money is trying to insert his brand of so-called 'libertardian' codswallop into the school curriculum--as the Koch Bros have insisted that Ayn Rand's coprophagic ramblings be included in the readings in business schjools which they support. I have ALWAYS thought that the text-string "John Stossel" should never appear without this reminder of the true character of the sniveling little shit-whistle...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

TBGO, Baaah-di-baaah-di-daaah: Vafanculo, Paisan!;

Kiss My Ass, Cully: Vafanculo, Nino...

During today's Supreme Court hearings on a suit attempting to overturn the Voting Rights Act, the skeevy scum Scalia said renewing VRA is a "perpetuation of racial entitlement."

MY editorial comment: This man is a pig!

 I'm pretty sure Nino is old enough to recall himself or relatives being denigrated as "guineas." According to the Urban Dictionary:
"The most vile racial slur that can be used against an Italian-American. Refers to the Guinea Coast of Africa; using this slur is a very offensive way of implying that Italian-Americans are non-whites (something we tend to get very defensive about!!).
Unlike the "N-word", which African-Americans sometimes use to address each other, no Italian-American would ever address another Italian-American using this word. Nor would they use the word "wop" (also offensive, but not in a racial way). HOWEVER, it IS common for Italian-Americans to refer to each other as "dago"; this is used the same way that blacks use the N-word with each other."
Nino obviously has learned top "roll widda punches."

Sunday, February 24, 2013

TBGO~~Baaah-di-Baah-Di-di!: Lamentable;Fuzzie; Malthusian; Invention

"Brothers and Sisters?: The lament that we do not walk the earth as brothers is betrayed by one salient fact:
That's cuz we're NOT "brothers." Or "sisters."

At best, we're very, very, very distant cousins.
We can 'get along'--cooperate voluntarily for mutual benefit--in groups of no more than about 500, at MOST, related by relatively close kinship, which compete with OTHER such groups fopr available resources.
Past that number, some sort of external "authority" is necessary to ensure even partial compliance and cooperation from members of exogenous groups. That "authority" is the name we ascribe to "civilization."
In larger groups, discord unto violence is common, and requires "social" structures to restrain it.

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Fuzzies: What, is Saturday the day for fuzzy, warm, impractical sentiments?
First, MLK; now Teddy Kennedy.
Another loverly sentiment.
One which is honored FAR more in the breech than in the living.
If the Bosses paid a "living" wage, they'd lose leverage with workers.
All "industrial/labor" relations are about having and keeping leverage over your workers.
If you keep 'em desperate, you keep 'em compliant.
So, as long as "capitalism" is the dominant economic episteme, no Bosses will WANT to pay their easily replaceable workers a "living" wage," cuz it would allow 'em to be comfortable. Bosses HATE comfortable workers...
Today would have been Senator Kennedy's 81st birthday. Like and share this photo if you agree that it's time to raise the minimum wage!

 A Moment of Malthus: Woody thinkz (in a Malthusian moment):
As a "practical matter," eradicating poverty would soon add another billion or more starving souls to the planet's roster, propel us faster down the road to climate catastrophe, and increase demand for the energy, as well as the gimmicks, tchotchkes and gewgaws the production of which NOW, currently, threatens our very existence. 
Just sayin...
Spending money in all the wrong places...

Thanks to @[259536274080316:274:Go Left] for the graphic!

Stop Making Shit Up! The last two conditions effectively eliminate the gun-goons and the fundie fucktards fom the conversation.
NOT that that's a BAD thing, necessarily.
In fact, I quite approve.
If you're gonna contribute to the public discourse, it's best that you not be a raving loon...
A word from my brain crush.

Good Night Progressives.--Dave.

Friday, February 22, 2013

TBGO~~Baah, di-baah-di-baah: Good News!; Invented Crises;

"Real Politik":Woody'z sad and sorry to have to break it to ya, but THIS is how it's done.
George Kennan, a "clear-eyed realist," and acknowledged architect of Murka's post-WW II "foreign (aka "imperial") policy, nailed it 65 years ago!
It's called "real politik"; politics without illusions.
It's how EVERYBODY plays the game, then and now, no matter what ANYBODY says--or pretends--to the contrary. Quote:
"With 50 percent of the world's wealth but only 6% of its population, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity. To do so we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and daydreaming. We should cease to talk about vague and unreal objectives such as human rights, raising of living standards and democratization. We are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are hampered by idealistic slogans the better."
In our exceptionalist way, of course, we Murkins DID figger out a way to mouth the necessary platitudes about democracy, freedom, and other bullshit, all the while bombng the shit out of people all over the globe, dispossessing them of their resources and meddling in their politics.
Oliver Stone will explain it all for you...

Good News for Whom? Prez LowBar has kept Govt spending down?
And this is good, exactly, WHY"
What the fucking fuck?
Reducing the number of jobs in the Federal Govt during a time of severe economic contraction, high unemployment, and stagnant wages sounds to me like something a motherfucking OILIGARCH would celebrate, brag about, and run on, not someone touted as a progressive/librul/commie/soshulist.
Notice anything anomalous here?
Yeah, that's it: Prez LowBarry went ENTIRELY and PRECISELY the WRONG fucking DIRECTION, fired workers, cut programs, and otherwise behaved like a fucking Romney in order to appease the motherfuckers who own and operate him like a fucking Sambo's restaurant.


Invented Helplessness:  How many MORE invented crises will there be?
As many as it takes to create enough panic among the media-managed, bleating, baahing proles that they'll just roll over and accept their "violation" by the Oilgarchs, Bosses, and the Elites as their natural state.
There will ALWAYS be another. Remember Naomi Klein? "Crisis capitalism" is the order of the day.
The phenomenon which directs and instructs the proles to apathy is (wrongly, I believe) labeled "learned helplessness."
How it works:

In the learned helplessness experiment an animal is repeatedly hurt by an adverse stimulus which it cannot escape.
Eventually the animal will stop trying to avoid the pain and behave as if it is utterly helpless to change the situation.
Finally, when opportunities to escape are presented, this learned helplessness prevents any action. The only coping mechanism the animal uses is to be stoical and put up with the discomfort, not expending energy getting worked up about the adverse stimulus....
There are several aspects of human helplessness that have no counterpart among animals. One of the most intriguing aspects is "vicarious learning (or modelling)": that people can learn to be helpless through observing another person encountering uncontrollable events.[14]
Apart from the shared depression symptoms between human and other animals such as passivity, introjected hostility, weight loss, appetite loss, social and sexual deficits, some of the diagnostic symptoms of learned helplessness—including depressed mood, feelings of worthlessness, and suicidal ideation—can be found and observed in human beings but not necessarily in other animals.[12] In non-human animal models, control over stress conveys resilience to future uncontrolled stressors and induces changes in the function of specific neurons within the prefrontal cortex.[15]
And it ALWAYS works. ALWAYS. Never fails. 100% effective.
It's a technique used by psychological torturers and interrogators to make their subjects believe they are powerless and will always be powerless to confront and change circumstance
s imposed on them by forces beyond their comprehension. It actually TEACHES helplessness. 

Martin Seligman, a fucking fascist asswipe who was once president of the APA is the psychologist who perfected the technique; he is the head of US military psy-ops division. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

TBGO~~ Bah-di-bah-di-di: Use the Power; Frack Fracking; Seizures?

Lighter Roofs Could Save $1Billion USD Annually.

"Frack" You! One of Obama's top scientific advisers has signaled that the White House is poised to make a major push for the controversial practice of known as fracking--which environmental campaigners say is a betrayal of a truly clean energy agenda and evidence that the administration still misunderstands the severity of the climate dangers associated with all forms of fossil fuels.
Folks registered a modicum of displeasure at this announcement; they exhibited a sense of betrayal by Barry, the beige..
But 'fracking' and the XL Pipeline are BOTH part and parcel with the same general condition. Both will proceed; neither will be interrupted or prohibited.
Because Prez. LowBar can no more stand athwart the demands of the international commerce in oil for the tar-sands oil--or oil/hydro-carbon exploitation of ANY kind, frankly--than he could jail Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin and Kenny "Towel-boy" Geithner...
The forces involved are SUPRA-national. They pay no heed to 'national" boundaries. It is a GLOBAL phenomenon. EVERY economy in the whole WORLD is touched by it; every political regime in the world depends on it....
There is NOTHING with which to replace the oil reserves.
Until there is--and until every last Dollar/Yuan/Ruble is accounted for (and don't forget: there are close to $25 TRILLION in claimed but undeveloiped reserves)--and all the investments in exploration, retrieval, and refinement are amortized, NOTHING is gonna change.

Image: NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring

"Terrified!": Woody callz BULLSHIT!
You know I pay attention to shit like this, and in close to 60 years of watching and listening, and I am no admirer of Prez. LowBar (or any other 'chief executive" in my lifetime, but: I have never heard one single WORD from ANYONE in power to the effect that they want to disarm the people.
Not one!
Have you?
Nobody has EVER threatened or proposed to collect all the guns.
Obama and The MarxoFascist Democrats Are Inciting A Situation From Gun Owners

A coordinated effort is underway in two states introducing  identical legislation that demands Gun Owners turn in their weapons within 90 days or face felony prosecution.
There is little chance that two bills introduced today in different states, with the exact language is a coincidence.  There is also little chance that either bill will be passed and become law in either state.
Gateway Pundit reports – TWO identical language gun ban and confiscation bills were introduced in Missouri and in Minnesota.
The Missouri House introduced Bill 545 that explicitly makes it a felony to possess a semi-automatic rifle or shotgun.  The legislation states that MO residents have 90 days to turn in their guns or render them inoperable upon passage of the bill which states the following:
Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine shall have ninety days from such effective date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution.
4. Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine shall have ninety days from such effective date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution:

(1) Remove the assault weapon or large capacity magazine from the state of Missouri;

(2) Render the assault weapon permanently inoperable; or

(3) Surrender the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the appropriate law enforcement agency for destruction, subject to specific agency regulations.

5. Unlawful manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale, or transfer of an assault weapon or a large capacity magazine is a class C felony.

It turns out that the Missouri Bill contains the same exact language as the Minnesota bill that was introduced two weeks ago:
MN H.F. No. 241, as introduced – 88th Legislative Session (2013-2014) Posted on Jan 31, 2013

Any person who, on February 1, 2013, legally owns or is in possession of an assault weapon has until September 1, 2013, to do any of the following without being subject to
prosecution under Minnesota Statutes, section 624.7133:

(1) remove the weapon from the state;

(2) surrender the weapon to a law enforcement agency for destruction;

(3) render the weapon permanently inoperable; or

(4) if eligible, register the weapon as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 624.7133, subdivision 5.

EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Neither one of these bills, especially in Missouri has an ice-cube’s chance in a blast furnace of passing.  The Democrats know this – so the question becomes; then why do it?
I believe the answer is: to goad and antagonize the Constitutionally-abiding citizen into engaging in some kind of violence that will result in an iron-fisted tyrannical response.
The MarxoFascist Left has been working overtime to try and pin all of the gun violence in the country on Conservative, Southern, White, law abiding gun owners.   Sara Palin was excoriated and blamed for Jared Laughner shooting up Gabrielle Giffords.  The media desperate to pin every act of violence on the foes of Obama, yet celebrate and justify black vendetta-murderer Chris Dorner.
Obama has stated he will green light the UN gun ban treaty so all these efforts to ban guns work in that favor and the coordination is no coincidence.  With help from the Obama Media – they continue to shove the narrative down America’s throats – to pin gun violence on Conservative, TEA Party Americans, which gives cover for Obama should he unilaterally enact that gun ban treaty himself.  
In fact, Obama’s website just put up an entry “Working to Counter Online Radicalization to Violence in the U.S.” which lists the following “threats”:
Violent extremist groups ─ like al-Qa’ida and its affiliates and adherents, violent supremacist groups, and violent “sovereign citizens” ─ are leveraging online tools and resources to propagate messages of violence and division. … Although the Internet offers countless opportunities for Americans to connect, it has also provided violent extremists with access to new audiences and instruments for radicalization.

…To more effectively organize our efforts, the Administration is establishing a new Interagency Working Group to Counter Online Radicalization to Violence, chaired by the National Security Staff at the White House
“Violent Sovereign Citizens?” So Obama has redefined separatist movements as ‘Sovereign Citizens’ engaged in radicalization and deemed such groups with the use of that language a ‘threat’ issue deserving a government task force to crack down on “messages of division”. So if and when an individual asserts himself and his Rights as ‘Sovereign’, we can assume Obama and his media will classify such an individual as an advocate of radicalization – the tracks are already greased to classify anyone doing so as a domestic terrorist. Notice I left out the word ‘violence’ in the descriptive from the site – same as Obama will do when it suits his aim to target and eliminate political dissent.

After all, how many of his cronies of late have said that they are sick and tired of the ‘extremists’ citing Constitutional rights’?

Since the Sandy Hook school shooting, the Left has fast-tracked and attempted to shove national registration and gun bans down the throats of law-abiding Americans.  To the point of introducing discussion that states that the Constitution should be scrapped, and that our rights are not unlimited and subject to restriction for our own good.  That they are attempting to raise the simmering anger of Obama’s political opposition to boiling over reveals the tactic the MarxoFascists are employing to achieve their utopian dreams.  Recall that EVERY Marxist regime that came into power, required massive bloodshed and genocide of the political opposition within those regimes in order to secure total power over their people.
It is obvious these gun confiscation bills are a nationally-coordinated collusion and deliberately antagonistic in a situation where tension and emotions are already running high.  That is no accident.  The reason for it is simple: the Obama regime and the MarxoFascists desire to provoke some sort of armed outburst by one or more pro-Second Amendment Americans.  If not a series of armed outbursts.  This gives them the justification they seek to move their revolution up to the next level, same as all the other Marxist regimes that came before.
Put plainly, the Left is now directly fomenting and inciting a situation that they want to result in an eruption.
They (DHS) bought billions of rounds of hollow-point ammunition and have armed itself with tanks and APCs.  They have declared Conservatives and the TEA Party to be domestic terrorists.  The Feds have actually WARGAMED a military response and reaction to the TEA Party.  Obama’s regime has authorized use of drones to kill American citizens.
Now this:  outright calls for gun confiscation, and declaring those persons not in compliance to be felons subject to prosecution.
It is obvious to this author, they want to initiate a civil war by stoking their political enemies into an action.  I am not the only blogger that notices this ‘agenda’.
Is Obama Pushing For A Civil War?
Over the last four years, the Obama administration has violated nearly every Article of the US Constitution and every Amendment in the Bill of Rights. They have worked to ignite racial tensions, class warfare, religious confrontations and political divisions far worse than those that led to the first American Civil War.
…The ideological divide in America is not only deeper than ever in history, it is now galvanized. With the leftist gun grab underway, the moment when push comes to shove is fast approaching.
Obama pushing American people closer to armed resistance
(snip) Each and every day now Obama and his syndicate government are pushing harder and harder for the removal of all of our liberties, in order to place us into slavery and create a permanent police state.
….Obama’s war – the War against America – has already begun in earnest. This far, our military and too many local police are training to bring us down.
I believe the Obama regime desperately wants this.  Not because he thinks they will win and be able to impose an outright dictatorship by force – but because the complete destruction of the United States is his aim and goal.  For I think Obama and the MarxoFascists believe the only way to create utopia – is from the ashes and bones of the entire society.
And Obama knows what some of us know – that America’s overseas enemies, are watching and waiting.

Friday, February 15, 2013

TBGO~~La-di-da-di-di: "Jus Binness"; Chilling Business!

 Skule Daze For MBAze: A noted professor of "business administration" recently published an article which argues that business degrees are a waste of time.
After due deliberation, Woody thinkz he can impart the WHOLE MBA curriculum in five sentences:
1) A fool and his money are soon parted; there's a fool born every minute.
2) There are three things important for every successful business: location, location, and location.
3) Buy low; sell high.
4) There is an ass for EVERY seat.
5) Never give a sucker an even break.
Master these five principles and you'll have all the necessary tools.
A "Rule 6" was suggested by my friend, Prof. Wombat. Rule 6 states "You CAN cheat an honest man."
Yet, upon careful consideration, I would actually install "Rule 6" as, in fact, the encapsulation of the episteme of the whole "binness" enterprise. None of the rest would be true without "Rule 6," probably...
The only true reason why there are such things as MBAs--the only reaon they exist--izzat big money interests "invested" in--that is, they bought, from all-too-willing universities--an academic "field" to lend "scholarly dignity" to the chiseling , back-stabbing, and generally anethical behavior typical of the people engaged in it.  They poured MILLIONS of dollars into Universities to fund the establishment and maintenance of departments of "academic learning" which have no core curriculum or coherent epistemology. But a "degree" bestows the kind of spurious legitimacy which, ironically, is also the hallmark of "business" itself.


Chilling! Woody'z on alert: One of the MOST chillingly equivocal declarations of "support" for the whole IDEA of "civil liberties" that I've heard in the last 50 years was uttered by Attorney General (and former para-military murder and intimidation defender for the global giant, Chiquita) Eric Holder last week In the "NDAA" debate reportazge, Holder jesuitically proclaimed that yes, the Constitution guaranteed "due process." Now here's the jarring equivocation: but not necessarily "judicial" due process. "Due process" does NOT include any longer, apparently, the issuance of a warrant by the judiciary. Executive fiat now suffices.
The provisions for extra-judicial; execution and indefinite detention of anyone deemed a national danger by the Executive was bad enough. Was and IS thoroughly bad; pernicious; cancerous. But that little fillip curdled my fucking blood.
One can, I believe, presume that the bloody-minded, bloody-handed, careerist hack, Holder, speaks for Prez LowBar and the whole regime. That's some scary shit.
Btw: Folks are claiming the Law "intended" to roast Dorner alive in that cabin. I don't think so.
Oh, I am under no illusions, don't let the glasses fool ya; they were NEVER gonna take him alive. They couldn't risk a trial. They were ALWAYS gonna kill him.
But I think the fire was just the handiest, easiest, and surest of the expedients they had at hand to ensure the desired result.


YMMV: Religion is ALWAYS about controlling what people think, what they "believe," what they "know."
The way we know this is that all religious crimes are either 'thought' crimes themselves--apostasy, blashphemy, heresy-- or are actions that begin with the rejection of orthodoxy, such as sacrilege...
Most religions, also, require blind obedience, self-abasing humility, and unthinking "sacrifice" to the the "gods," and support for their instruments, the Church.
These trends are more pronounced the more "primitive"--the more removed from the modulating influence of "science,." and hence how "fundamentalist"--they are.
Religions exist, mostly, to me, in this age, to supply unimaginative people with a simple purpose in life, and structures to encourage them to be patient with their unimaginative lives.  
Soak, Wash, Rinse, Repeat:

Call a Spade a "Spade"?: Woody's NOT a great admirer of Dr. Ben Carson, the political rhetor.
He's apparently a brilliant surgeon. And he's clean and articulate, too; as he showed in his address to the "National Prayer Breakfast." But he's a simple-minded cretin with respect to government and/or politics. He doesn't know SHIT about it. He's never been elected to ANYTHING: Never offered his prejudices up to public scrutiny, to be accepted or rejected. His ideas about health care, flat taxation, and other things exhibit primordial ignorance channeled through the lens of acquired privilege.
Talking about government, the esteemed Doctor Crane has about as much credibility as Ayn Rand discussing brain surgery.
And I am deeply uneasy about his dismissal of the essential demands for politeness and respect that are the embedded core of the "political correctness" movement he disparages.
I wonder if he'd feel the same way if he'd faced the same kinds of experiences as his grand-parents did in profoundly, and unconsciously 'racialized" American society where they'd have experienced and endured OVERT racial hatred, name-calling and FAR worse (think Emmett Till)... And I believe I'm actually cutting the skeevy shitwhistle a break...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

TBGO~~La-di-da-di-da: SOTU; Torturous; Crisis? Etc.

What Climate Crisis? If Prez. LowBar TRULY cared about the impending consequences of catastrophic, anthropogenic climate change, he would have used the SOTU last night as an occasion to issue a pledge that HIS 'gummint/regime' would put the climate change crisis at the VERY TOP of the national agenda, and would devote every energy, resource, and influence of his office and his party to addressing it.
He didn't.
Which is all you really need to know. -- WNNK
Join Jess in demanding the President take action on climate this Sunday:

Parenthetically: Copyright, 1989, John ("Woody") Konopak
The "Myth" of Sisyphus

There is NO "myth" of Sisyphus.
It's true as it is told to us:
Life takes its deadly daily toll;
But we know it's only "rock'n'roll!"


 NOT On the SOTU Agenda? If Prez. LowBar TRULY cared about the impending consequences of catastrophic, anthropogenic climate change, he would have used the SOTU last night as an occasion to issue a national call to action and to pledge that HIS 'gummint/regime' would put the climate change crisis at the VERY TOP of the national agenda, and would devote every energy, resource, and influence of his office and his party to addressing it.
He didn't.
Which is all you really need to know.
I flat PROMISE you:
He DOES NOT MEAN that he'd replace hydro-carbon energy with solar or wind.
He DOES NOT MEAN that he'd EVER stop drilling, refining, and burning petroleum products.
There are still (conservatively estimated) $25 TRILLION in unexploited petro-pools under ground.
NOBODY will EVER stop mining/extracting them as long as there is a dollar to be wrung from 'em, or a single, unamortized expense. 

Parenthetically: Woody ALWAYS wonders about the use of the subjunctive in a headline: What's with the "conditional," ["may?"]...
He may use executive orders, but he may NOT use them?
Either he fucking is going to, or he isn't fucking going to issue orders.
It's fatuous and specious to put the headline in the fucking subjunctive mood...It's dishonest. Makes people think he's actually gonna DO something about it, when EVERYBODY knows he'd rather sell a daughter into slavery than disturb the status quo.
Also, it seems to me, IF he could merely issue an order, why the FUCK has he waited four full fucking years? What the FUCK was/is he waiting for?

Torture Tactics:

If you've never experienced a "torture" museum (there's one in just about every tourist-trap city in Europe--I especially recall the one in the lovely little walled city in the north of Bavaria, Rothenberg ob der Taube)--you should; it will--it OUGHT to--leave you shaken--if you have the remotest sense of empathy for the cruel, consciously inflicted suffering they represent. The instruments the authorities at the time devised are horrible, and should give you nightmares, unless you're a monster.

THEN, while you're trembling from your encounter with TRUE 'inhumanity,' you remember these instruments were used MAINLY for the "correction" of "unGodly" sentiments. People who were blasphemers, and apostates, and heretics--ALL "religious" crimes--were the ones who were subjected to and ruined by these devices. They were designed to extract "confessions" from those accused of insulting the "Faith." These machines were applied zealously, enthusiastically, by RELIGIOUS men, HOLY men, men with VOCATIONS to "serve God."

Descriptions of their use tells me as much as I'll ever need to know about about the "climate of love" in "Holy Mother Church," then or now.-- WNNK

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

TBGO~~La-di-da-di-Daaa: Propaganda; A Frame-up; Bless Me, Father;

It's ALL Propaganda: Woody thinkz: It is juvenile credulousness which expects to hear the unvarnished "truth" from the "State." Governments of ALL kinds communicate with their constituencies EXCLUSIVELY via 'propaganda."
Lasswell, who wrote the book on Propaganda in the '30s defined it as:
"...(t)he expression of opinions or actions carried out deliberately by individuals or groups with a view to influence the opinions or actions other individuals or groups for predetermined ends through psychological manipulations."
The State cannot speak the unedited 'truth' because it's constituencies are so varied.
So it must communicate in ways which can be interpreted differently by different audiences, even though using the same words for all...
Occupy Your Mind

It's a "Frame-up":  The deficit hawks and Govt. haters are still framing the debate because that gutless twat-wafffle, Prez. LowBar, who is the ONLY one in a postion to reframe the debate, won't challenge the frames.
Well that's quite an interesting question.
Personally, I believe it's because he, and the Dims, along with the GOPhux, are perfectly HAPPY with the frames as they are, and don't WANT to change 'em.

So here are five SURE THINGS to "reignite" the economy:
1. Double Social Security payments.
2. Double the minimum wage.
3. Rescind ALL income taxes on wages/earnings at or below minimum wage.
4. Remove ALL taxes on food.
5. Initiate a Green-tech CCC to transform the failing grid, and put the 10 million workers still unemployed from the '07/08 recession back to work.

Sighnts Presarve Uus! Remember the flack the poor woman caught for tearing up a foto of the fuukin popish Pederast in Chief on SNL?
It now appears, in the context of the recent revelations about the feudally (to put it mildly) brutal, harsh, punitive conditions which the Irish Catholic Church, in total collaboration with the Irish state, inflicted on these young women, that her rage and fury and disgust with the whole lot of them in her music was, if anything, restrained!
warning- it's the Sun.
In a similar vein, though lighter, this is hysterically funny.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

TBGO~~La-di-da-di-di: Stormy Whether

Don' Let No Gummint Push YOU Around: The brain-dead, ignoranti, "I-Ain't-Lettin'-No-Gummint-Tell-MAY-What-To-Do" contingent is complaining about "martial law" in Massachusetts, and being prohibited from sight-seeing on the snow-covered streets, in the interests of public safety.
Personally, I'm okay with letting the ignorant motherfuckers in Massachusets, who absolutely GOTTA drive around in two or three feet of snow do so.
Fuck martial law.
I'm gonna take the ol' Hummer out for a spin.
G'wan! All of ya moronic half-witz: Get out there and drive the fuck around Massachussets in the worst snow storm in a decade.
Just don't expect the State to rescue you, for free.
You stick yer Hummer--or yer Prius, either-- n a snowbank or slide it off a frozen bridge? Sorry, mate! Expect towing and rescue charges in the mailbox, and liens attched to the titles of yer fuuking carz AFTER the "Gummint" pulls yer sorry ass out, warms ya up and sends ya home with a ticket.
Wadda buncha fuuking dickwipes!

Don't TAZE me, Bro!~Woody thinkz this fella Dorner, the rogue cop/swat/sniper guy engaged in a vendetta with LAPD is--or SHOULD BE--a Second Amendment nut-case's wet-dream.
Not only 1) for what he's doing, in gun goon, abstract, 2nd Amendment terms--taking up arms and waging war on the state--but 2) also cuz he's what they think they need AK-47s to defend AGAINST: some bat-shit crazy Negro dude with an arsenal and an attitude!

Wowww, it has come to this.. Yes, I believe so..

Friday, February 8, 2013

TBGO: Right 2 Work Wrong 4 Workers

Attention-Getting: So-called "Right-to-work" legislation is under consideration in many states' legislatures this year: New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, and Michigan, at least. Wisconsin and Ohio passed it last year. Plus that Grand Poobah of Fucktardery, "Sen." Rand Paul, has introduced legislation in Congress that would nationalize the arrangement.

This is just one part of a nearly universal assault on labor all over the country. Another is the full-frontal assault on the USPS.

The sole and only purpose of these decades-long assaults on the USPS is and has been to destroy the postal unions, the largest federal employees unions remaining, in the whole country. Once the break the Unions, they can privatize the USPS and nobody can complain.

Remember: It cost the lives of thousands and thousands of workers--and their families--to extract from the Money Goons even the barest concessions, in 1937/38.

Now, with "Right to Work" legislation, and other anti-worker/anti-union/anti-liberal expedients, the Money Goons are successfully rescinding the deal.

If so (and there's no "if" about it), then it seems to me only fair that some of the fucking Goons trying to renege on the deals should pay the same price that our ancestors paid to secure them: death.

That's right.

Some of the Honcho-class needs to die, and pretty publicly.

Like those planters in India a couple of months ago who, after repeatedly stone-walling their plantation workers' complaints for YEARS and ignoring workers rquests for better wages and conditions, were trapped in their luxurious bungalow and incinerated when the workers set the building on fire.

I wouldn't want anyone to think I was suggesting such a plan, but ya gotta make an impression. Just sayin...

Thursday, February 7, 2013

TBGO ("La-di-da-di-da"): Bad Meme On The Rise; Law/Justice?; Slaves to Violence:


Bad Meme Arising: This is one of those typically, sincerely,  incredibly dishonest  Facebook 'memes' which seem so apt, but which are so misleading: It's fuukin insidious. Think about it.
"The American Indian" did not "let the Government" take care of them. They resisted it pretty fiercely, and ultimately unsuccessfully, for a couple of hundred years. "The American Indian" was violently dispossessed by the US Govt operating wholly and solely at the behest of private, corporat/industrial/moneyed interests which prospered handsomely, thank you, by ensuring that the US Governmentt was taking care of THEM by exterminating the indigenous competition.

As my ol' pal, Prof Wombat put it :
"Well, the government killed them, drove them onto worthless land, fenced them in, introduced them to smallpox and alcohol, swept buffalo off the prairies, like that. Wasn't as if the Indians 'let the government take care of them', 'zackly..."
And then there's Henry Ford, himself; we needn't dwell on his well-known, blatantly fascist sympathies.


Our "Good" Neighbors: Why do our northern neighbors seem to comport themselves with so much more restraint, vis a vis their armaments, than do Murkins?
Woody guessez: Because, though there was a 'minor' strain of the disease there, mainly enforced on indigenous, rather than imported, populations, Canadians never fought each other--never engaged in a civil war--to keep slavery in Canada. Being a British possession, Canada peacefully relinquished the "right" to own other persons in the 1820s and '30s when most of the rest of Europe and the world abandoned 'the peculiar institution.'
I think the stain of slavery, finally, is responsible for the apparently in-bred inclination in Murka towards violent acting out...
(M) Movies and video games aren't the problem.

Posted on the @[177486166274:274:Being Liberal] fan page.


Dept. Of Law Or Justice: Woody's not a lawyer, though I took the LSAT (170) once and even played a pirate once in a movie, but: Such clauses are or at least do strongly seem to be prima facie cases for summary declaration. But:
They'd have to be ruled unconstitutional. You'd have to bring suit. You'd have to "show cause," and "demonstrate harm."
That would mean someone would have--not NOT to be elected, but--to be expelled from an office once they were seated in it BECAUSE they were atheists.
That would mean that such a case would have to go through the whole, judicial process, from State courts to District, to Appellate, and thence the SCROTUS.  And the outcomed would not be certain, certainly NOT with the current incumbents still seated.
Probably the biggest impediment to that happening is that it would be PHENOMENALLY fuukin' expensive. Talking MILLION$ and MILLION$.
So it's pretty unlikely, especially given the sympathies of the places which enacted such egregious violations.


Monday, February 4, 2013

TBGO: La-Di-Da-Di-Da--Regretable; Ya, Basta; Chem-Trail; Breeds

With Regret: Woody's a bit rueful that there is in me some perverse genie which bids me note, of this seemingly encouraging sentiment, that the one thing about which this is true for everyone at all times is the expiration of y/our mortal clocks.

Enough, Already! Someone on F-book was extolling the virtues of "Anarchism." Someone on F-book is ALWAYS extolling the virtues of  "Anarchism" (as well as 'chem trails," and the wonders of Icelandic politics)...
I raised my usual objection: that ANARCHISM is impractical and unpracticable in societies numbering more than about 300-500 members.
The correspondent pointed to the Paris communes and the Spanish Republic.
Which, I said, proves my point. They failed, in short order.
Anarchism works fine, until somebody ELSE comes along with an army and an attitude.
Hobbes, in the mid/late 17th century described "life in the state of nature"--which I take to describe the conditions under anarchism--as "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short."
Things haven't really changed that much since.Power structures are INEVITABLE when managing the interests of disparate groups.;Why is that so hard to understand.  People cooperate WITHIN kinship groups. They compete OUTSIDE kinship groups. Always have, always will. Some bigger "power" is ALWAYS required to keep non-kinship groups from killing each other--see, e.g., the "erratic retaliator."

“Predators don’t do battle with their prey, they just eat them. When animals do battle, it’s always within their own species, for territory or mates, and no one despises them as morally flawed or dreams of a happier day when they’ll learn to live together like Thumper and Bambi.”

“Tribal warfare doesn’t work that way. Tribes living in a given area are more or less constantly in a state of low-level war with each other, but when Tribe X attacks Tribe Y, it doesn’t typically take over its territory or its mates; rather, after inflicting a certain amount of damage, it typically turns around and goes home. Before long, typically, Tribe Y returns the favor, attacking Tribe X, inflicting a certain amount of damage, then going home.” The same relationship exists among any other tribes in the area."
Far from being peaceful savages, humanity is always in a state of low-level, mortal conflict with those neighbors who are NOT also family.

Nothing out of the ordinary here folks...
WTF R "Chem-Trails?": CON-trails--Short for "Condensate" trails--occur when unburned hydro-carbons and water, by-products of hydro-carbon combustion in airplane engines, are expelled into the sub-zero, low-space environments from the hyper-heated engines.
You saw 'em all over Western Europe, starting this time 70 years ago. B-17s, B-24s and B-29s got up that high easily.
You don't NEED bogus conspiracies to demonize this shit. Have you ever spent any time under the flight path of an airport?
NOTHING stays clean/white; a fine, microscopic dust of unburned and partially burned kerosene settles on everything.
There are close to 100,000 , high-altitude air-craft flights of all kinds in USer air-space every day...Internal combustion aircraft engines, both jet and radial, at altitude,will do that...Not "mysterious": It's a function of physics and chemistry.
Just sayin...

Stop the Crop!  He's a cutey!
But tell me: WHY must fucking morons crop dogs' ears? It was originally done to fighting dogs to prevent them being siezed by the ears during a dog fight. We don't DO that crap anymore, do we AKC? Fight dogs? Plus, it REALLY is painful. So why crop the ears, other than ignorant, idiotic, stupid human vanity?<

Would this face lie? Monday mornings. Bleccchh.

BTW: NO! To BSL: HB 63 PROHIBITS "breed specific legislation"--local ordinances banning particular breeds of dogs as inherently dangerous--in New Mexico.

CONTACT members of the NM House Judiciary Committee and demand the skeevy fuckers pass it.

(Ignore that vapid, feculent, flap-jowled, ignorant, reeking pustule, Cathrynn Brown, (R-Carlsbad), the author of the bill to prevent rape victims from ABORTING fetuses that result from rape by prosecuting them (or their doctors) for "destroying evidence.".)

N.b.: New Mexico Bill HB 63: IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION: Each legislative committee only has 12 - 16 members. These committee members, although elected by their own constituents within their own districts, represent all the people of New Mexico when they serve on these committees - there are not enough seats within each committee to have a representative from every district.

When you are writing to and calling Judiciary committee members asking for their support of HB 63, it does not matter where you live in NM. Your voice matters and is needed now so please keep contacting Judiciary Committee members today.

Please send your phone calls and emails and request in-person meetings with Judiciary Committee members ( to ask for their support for passage of HB 63. Their emails follow:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Saturday, February 2, 2013

TBGO--La-di-da-di-di: Vafanculo!; Busted; Growth?