Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, May 10, 2021

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(This post was previously scheduled.)

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE


Family matters will take precedence for a couple of days. You may have time to follow The Big Red One from Normandy to victory.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

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The Pandemic Peoples

This pandemic has divided people into two groups of behavior.

First off, there are those who have taken measures to limit the spread of the pandemic. They wear masks when out in public, they observe social distancing, they have changed their habits to incorporate best practices to avoid getting sick and to avoid transmitting Covid-19.

Then there are the people who refuse to accept any inconvenience to their personal lives. They'll heedlessly participate in super-spreader events. They'll deliberately cough in other people's faces.

The first group are patriots. The second group are selfish assholes.

Your Sunday Morning Rotor Noise

A V-22:

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Challenged Accepted

A man in Pensacola with an active order of protection was supposedly on his way to anger management class. Instead, he chose to kick down the door of his former wife or girlfriend. He entered the house yelling: "Let's fucking play."

She shot him dead.

I wish the "authorities" were capable of distinguishing between a "stand your ground" (outside) and "defense of castle" (inside), but that's quibbling.

If she didn't have a gun, he'd have likely killed her.

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Caturday

Chip is getting some morning sun.

Friday, May 7, 2021

It Was Probably too Difficult to Arrange the Ceiling Lights into a Swastika

So the LoserMan from the South (of Queens) had to settle for arranging the lights to resemble the Flag of Traitors:



Apparenlty, the photo was taken at the American Nazi CPAC conference in February, but I didn't see it until today.

More Bullshit From QAnon TV


Anyone who claims that CheetoJesus is a religious man is either a bold liar or is dumber than a bag of potting soil.

The Wannabee Tangerine Fuhrer would proclaim himself to be a follower of Lucifer if it would win him more votes than his cynical Christianity.

Idiot of the Day


I gather that Little Chuckie has no fucking idea how the Federal court system functions, which puts him right up there with Cheeto Jesus, the Savior of White Supremacists/Incels.

Funny how all of these self-styled conservatives are for freedom from government interference and how they say that private corporations should be free of government meddling; right up until the time that they want to be the one doing the meddling. They would be creaming in their panties if FB or Twitter banned mention of anything relating to Black Lives Matter or the 1619 Project.

It probably doesn't bear mentioning in this post that it wasn't a BLM protest that invaded the Capitol and tried to violently prevent the certification of the 2020 election. It wasn't BLM protestors that erected a gallows on the grounds of the Capitol and went hunting for Nancy Pelosi and Mike Pence. But I'm mentioning it anyway.

Because It's Friday

UP Big Boy 4014:

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Remember the Lieutenant Provenza Rule

The husband of missing Colorado mother Suzanne Morphew was arrested Wednesday, nearly a year after the woman disappeared during a Mother's Day bike ride last May 10.

Barry Morphew faces charges of first-degree murder after deliberation, tampering with physical evidence and attempt to influence a public servant, according to multiple news outlets.
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[Last August,] Morphew said he wasn't sure what happened to Suzanne but theorized maybe she had been attacked by an animal, involved in an accident with someone driving on the road or had crossed paths with someone who knew her.

He had no plans, he said, to stop searching for his wife.

"My wife and I have been in love since 1988 and she's the love of my life. And I continue to search for her every day and I will until I find her," he said. "I promise and I promised my girls that."

Provenza's first three rules on investigating the murder of a wife: "It's always the husband, it's always the husband, it's aways the husband."

Cheney; Liz

I'm sort of torn about Cheney making a stand for truth and reality in the Party of Trumpism. She is right to do so, for her party will not long survive as a cult of personality worshipping Cheeto Jesus.

On the other hand, my recollection is that Cheney has not exactly been a beacon of truth and justice in the past. She was onboard with the racist birtherism that many in the party, including CheetoMan, were pushing. She's also a ong-standing member of the Better Diplomacy Through Bombing wing of the party, which includes her soul-blasted father and Bombsie Bolton. She rejected her sister's marriage to another woman, nakedly putting politics over family (something even her dad wouldn't do).

But we are in a two-party system. It's not healthy if one of those parties has become a cult of personality and has forcefully rejected the notion of having free and fair elections. Cheney's one of the few Republicans trying to drag her party back from the precipice of dictatorship. I wish her well at that, but make no mistake, if she succeeds at a great price, I'm good with that.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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Punctuation is important!


Vaccination Nation

The states that are doing well at vaccinating people and that are doing poorly are about those that you would expect:

Good Luck With That, Rudy

As a federal investigation into Rudolph W. Giuliani escalates, his advisers have been pressing aides to former President Donald J. Trump to reach into a $250 million war chest to pay Mr. Giuliani for his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election on Mr. Trump’s behalf.

As the article points out, besides the criminal probe, Rudy is also being sued in civil court for defamation by the companies who make voting machines.

The chances of Rudy getting his legal costs covered by the Tangerine Wannabee Tyrant are close to nnexistent. For all of his histrionics and court-filings, Rudy never prevailed. He lost everything of substance. He wasn't able to come up with a single win to legally overturn the results of a free and fair election.

One thing about Miss Information....

....while he has a track record of not paying people fully for services rendered and goods provided, he sure as hell doesn't pay for failure, let alone failure that has made a mockery of him. For that's what Rudy, the Holder of News Conferences Next to a Porno Shop, has done in spades.

Actually, there may be a legitimate reason for stiffing Rudy. If the Orange Draft-Dodger pays Rudy, it couold be conceivably argued that Rudy's defamatory statements were made as an agent of the Failed Seditionist-in-Chief. Which then could mean that the Fuhrer of Mar-a-Lago could be added as an additional defendant to the lawsuits.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Voter Fraud!

A Pennsylvanian Trumpanzee applied for and got ballots in the name of his dead mother.

Funny how a lot of these provable cases of voter fraud seem to always be about Republicans in the role of defendants.

To All of the Anti-Vaxxers and Trumpists Who Are Refusing to Be Vaccinated, I Say This From the Bottom of My Heart:

You are screwing over everyone else.

Early in the pandemic, when vaccines for the coronavirus were still just a glimmer on the horizon, the term “herd immunity” came to signify the endgame: the point when enough Americans would be protected from the virus so we could be rid of the pathogen and reclaim our lives.

Now, more than half of adults in the United States have been inoculated with at least one dose of a vaccine. But daily vaccination rates are slipping, and there is widespread consensus among scientists and public health experts that the herd immunity threshold is not attainable — at least not in the foreseeable future, and perhaps not ever.

Instead, they are coming to the conclusion that rather than making a long-promised exit, the virus will most likely become a manageable threat that will continue to circulate in the United States for years to come, still causing hospitalizations and deaths but in much smaller numbers.

We need vaccination rates over 80%, preferably over 90%, to achieve herd immunity. That's about what we have gotten to with measles. It was vaccination and getting to herd immunity that relegated smallpox to the dumpster of history over forty years ago (smallpox was eradicated in North America nearly 70 years ago). Vaccination has eliminated the threat of polio summer. Vaccination relegated iron lungs to medical museums.

I know the anti-vaxxers like to claim that this is a matter of personal choice, that their decision only affects them. That, Gentle Reader, is a lie. Not getting vaccinated affects everyone around, it gives a disease a pathway to spread. Frankly, if not getting vaccinated affected only those who weren't getting their shots, I'd say "knock yerselves out, you want to take the risk of getting sick and dying, fine by me." But it doesn't just affect the anti-vaxxer.

It's not just personal choice, it's selfishness. It's just as selfish as deliberately puffing cigarette smoke into another person's face. It's as selfish as roaring up and down the streets at 2AM in a muscle car with straight pipes. It's an attitude of "hooray for me and fuck you." It's shirking one's duty to everyone else.

It is selfishness on an incrediby childish level.

So, please, get your shots.

And if you won't, then damn your twisted, shabby soul, forever.

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

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Caturday

A stray cat is scoping out the location of Priss's food dish to see if he can make a run at it.