Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Rash Limpdick

HONOLULU -- Conservative radio talk host Rush Limbaugh was rushed to a Honolulu hospital on Wednesday afternoon with chest pains, sources told KITV.

Paramedics responded to the call at 2:41 p.m. at the Kahala Hotel and Resort.

Limbaugh, 58, suffered from chest pains, sources said. Limbaugh was sitting in a chair in his ninth-floor hotel room at the Kahala when emergency crews arrived, sources said. He told medical crews that he was taking medication for a back problem, sources said.

Paramedics treated him and took him to Queen's Medical Center in serious condition.

Taking something for "back pin?" So he is still a practicing drug addict doing pain killers.

Paramedics took him to the hospital in "serious condition." That's encouraging. Let's hope for the best. Rush gone by morning?
Great way to start the New Year.

Hope you are gone in 2010

These are just a few of the people I wish would just fucking disappear in the coming year.

Racists You know who you are. You just don't like the fact that a blsck man is president. You jumped on the opportunity to stick it to that uppity young punk Tiger Woods when he did what a majority of Amurkkkin men have done. Comeo n, you know you couldn't stand it that that young black man was getting one hell of a lot more hot white pussy in the past 3 months than you've ever have or will have a chance of getting.
Yea, you know who you are. Now go the fuck away. Take your knuckle dragging, ignorant cracker ass to the edge of the earth and jump off. You're has beens. You're dumber than a box of rocks. You're really no better than the radical white supremists. In fact, you're worse because you probably go around swearing up and down that you're NOT a rcist. At least the skin head mother fuckers are honest. You are a deceiving piece of shit.
Fuck all you backwoods, handicapped thinking, ignorant racist morons.

Creationists Every time I hear one of you say that evolution is a theory and that creationism is lso a theory that should be taught in the science classroom I want to slap the shit out of one of you stupid fundie fucks.
Here are a couple clues for you:
Religion has NO place in the science classroom.
Evolution is not theory, it's accepted scientific fact.
Every single stupid argument you or any of your dumbass Duane Gish worshipping fundie morons raise against evolution has been shown over and over to be exactly what it is: foolish ideas based on religion.
Now all of you religious fundamentalists just shut the fuck up and keep your religion out of my public schools and safely confined in your stone aged houses of worship.

Extremist partisan politicians I hate you fuckers. You don't care about the common good of the nation. All you scum sucking bottom feeders care about is getting elected the next time around. I'm beginning to believe in term limits for everyone. The founding fathers saw elected office not as a career, but as something successful people were obligated to do AFTER they had become successful. They were to serve the public for a limitted period of time and them pass the torch. It was viewed as a burden to be taken on by older successful people not a luxurious money making career.
Republican, democrat, whatever.
We need to keep lobbyists OUT of the halls of congress and other legislative bodies in this country and DEMAND that our elected officials serve the people and no one else.
If you aren't voting for what you truly believe to be best for the American common good, then fuck you and go away.

Anti-Environmentalists Another group of knuckle dragging morons led by corpo-fascist social manipulators. Listen you stupid fucks, 90+% of climate scientists say that the Earth is warming up due to human activity. The other <10% are being paid by corporate interests who don't want to back off their CO2 spewing shit spreading ways.
Think of the mid 60s. Our air was choking us and our waters were catching fire from all the pollutants. Along came the clean air and clean water acts. Industry said that if they were enacted it would ruin American manufacturing and industry. They were both passed. What followed was the first major clean-up of our air and waters AND one of the biggest growth periods in corporate America history.
Now corporate America is saying the same old bullshit from the 60s and most politicians don't have the balls to call them on their bullshit like politicians did back in the 60s (see previous class of moron listed).
So all you anti-environmentalists: Go away. You're destroying our Earth, you're assholes and fucking morons.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Give me a fucking break

I try to be positive and have faith in our society. I really, really want to believe that we will evolve, but then I read something like this and I think, 'how can we get outta this skanky hole we've made for ourselves?'

To me, this is an illustration of how absurd, trivial and just plain ridiculous we've become as a society and culture and it doesn't give me much cause for hope.

Tiger Woods' Affairs Cost Billions in Stock Market

Tiger Woods' extramarital affairs could cost you if you hold stock in a company he sponsors or a mutual fund that holds stock in those companies.

A new study - not yet published in a journal - finds the market value lost to companies that had the golfer as a sponsor is already as high as $12 billion.

The estimate is separate from whatever money Woods himself may lose as a result of his missteps. The golfer was thought to make about $100 million a year in endorsement income.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mac Walton - MacDaddy

There will be a big emptiness in the hearts of Mac's friends for a long time to come.
I'm feelin the love that Mac sent us every time he laid wisdom on his friends and I'm very sad.

This is Mac's blog preamble and today's post from one of his friends.


Hello. Come on in. The daddy writes about current events, literature, music and, once in a while, drops something on you from back in the day to make you pause and ponder, stop and stare, and begin to wonder. Who knows? You may start to pace the floor, shake your head from side to side, then fall down on bended knees in a praying position and cry, "Lawd, have mercy! What is this world coming to?" Check yourself! But this blog is NOT about the daddy. It's about you: your boos, your fam, your hood, your country...our hopes and dreams of a better tomorrow. So let's make a pact: the daddy will put it on the track if you'll chase it down and hit him back. Together, we can definitely take it to another level. Shall we?"

Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Rest in Peace, Macarthur Walton
It is with profound sadness we inform MacDaddy's cherished fellow bloggers and followers, that the Daddy has passed on in the most peaceful manner at home surrounded by family and friends. We'll be adding more about our dear Mac but for now, leave you with a poem he wrote that summed up exactly how he lived and embraced his life fully since his cancer diagnosis five years ago.


Tomorrow morn

Let me live and know life for one more day
Just one more day

Let me wake to hurried neighbors revving cars
Racing to a closed-in office, chasing a rising sun
And sip smoking hot, black. fresh-brewed
from a Mickey's Diner cup
Reading the Star-Tribune, tasting buttered toast still warm

Tomorrow noon

Let me lunch on green salad, fresh fruit, green tea
with knowing companions
Plucking seedless, blue grapes from thick vines
Swapping warm smiles, tall tales and a joke or two

Tomorrow eve,

Let me dine on french bread, beef brisket, chilled wine
and a soft face
Nurturing hopes and dreams of a sweeter tomorrow
Grateful for your warm love and generosity in hearing me pray

Let me life and know life for one more day
Just one more day

Monday, December 21, 2009

Misplaced justice

Not once in this entire article does it mention that this man was ACQUITED of all charges against him in an ISRAELI court of law back in the 80s.
Now this frail old man is being tried again in Germany on the 60 yr old emotional memories of holocaust survivors. Will they include the testimony of survivors who, back in the 80s claimed that "Ivan the Terrible" was killed in a camp uprising in 1945?
Everyone effected by the holocaust has my extreme and sincere sympathy and I'd never stand in the way of justice in prosecuting war criminals, but this is a travesty of justice and a crime in itself.

Demjanjuk unmoved as Holocaust survivors testify
Mon Dec 21, 8:17 am ET

MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) – John Demjanjuk sat impassively while Holocaust survivors on Monday recalled the horrors of Nazi Germany at his trial on charges of helping to force 27,900 Jews into gas chambers in 1943.

German state prosecutors accuse Demjanjuk, who was top of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most-wanted war criminals, of assisting in killings at the Sobibor death camp in Poland, where prosecutors say at least 250,000 Jews were killed.

The 89-year-old sat in his wheelchair and showed no emotion as eight plaintiffs, some of them with tears in their eyes and their voices breaking, described how they had survived the Holocaust while their relatives perished.

Demjanjuk denies he was involved in the Holocaust and his family insists he is too frail to be standing trial.

One of the plaintiffs, Robert Cohen, 83, whose brother and parents were killed at Sobibor, described his experiences at Nazi death camps including Auschwitz.

"We didn't know what was going on," the Amsterdam-born pensioner told the court during the morning session. "We thought we had to work."

Due to Demjanjuk's frailty, hearings are limited to two 90-minute sessions a day. His case is likely to be Germany's last major Nazi-era war crimes trial.

Demjanjuk was born in Ukraine and fought in the Soviet army before being captured by the Nazis and recruited as a camp guard. He emigrated to the United States in 1951.

In May, he was extradited from the United States where he had lived in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.

Demjanjuk has acknowledged being at other camps but not at Sobibor, which prosecutors say was run by between 20 and 30 members of the Nazi SS and up to 150 Soviet former prisoners of war.

In the Sobibor gas chambers, Jews died within 20 to 30 minutes after inhaling a toxic mixture of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, prosecutors said. Groups of about 80 were forced into gas chambers measuring about 4 by 4 meters (13 ft by 13 ft).

(Reporting by Christian Kraemer; writing by Paul Carrel; editing by Robin Pomeroy)

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Tiger Woods Saga

Somebody's got to help me out here. What am I missing?
Tiger Woods has been knocked around like he just killed off half an innocent third world country.
As I understand it, it turns out that Tiger is a bit of a lady's man. Ok, big surprise. The guy is mega rich, good looking, young and athletic. Ya think he might take advantage of a few of the hundreds of women who no doubt throw themselves at him every day? Big fucking deal. How many men wouldn't?
So why the crucifiction? Is this what we fought the sexual revolution of the 60s for? Listen, a lot of people sacrifices big time back then so that future generation could be free of this panty waisted, self righteous, judgemental, backwoods, archaic bullshit.

So help me out. . . am I missing something?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A great day in aviation history

Boeing 787
Wow! Holy shit! Incredible! Fucking amazing!
That the only thing I could think of to say when I saw the video of the 787 Dreamliner in flight for the first time today. This is probably the most beautiful airliner ever to take to the sky. It has the absolute coolest slim narrow wings that flex up in a beautiful curve when it starts flying. Just seeing those wings for the first time is enough to leave a airplane lover like me speechless. yea, I'd seen pictures and simulations before, but to really see that huge machine flying like a graceful bird was just awesome.
Take a look at the wings on this beautiful baby:

But it's even more than the wings, this aeroship does mach 0.85. That's haulin the mail. It's also 20% more fuel efficient than any other airliner. That's a whole lot of jet fuel and barrels of oil! It'll hold between 200-300 people and has a range of 3,500 to over 8,000 miles depending upon the configuration. 8,000 miles?! Is that possible? [of course, a lot of this IS possible because of those long sleek beautiful wings]
Those are some incredible numbers. Sorry Airbus, but you just got edged over to the sidelines. You make some nice planes, but Boeing just showed you why they are STILL the greatest airline manufacturer EVER.

Oh and one more thing. . . If that had been Tex Johnson at the controls today, would we have seen a 787 do a barrel roll over Lake Washington?

In other aviation news:

Let's just hang these assholes and leave their bodies swinging for a few days outside the pilot entrance of a couple major air hubs.

Flight attendant caught wayward pilots unaware
By JOAN LOWY and JOSHUA FREED, Associated Press Writers Joan Lowy And Joshua Freed, Associated Press Writers

WASHINGTON – A call from a flight attendant to the pilots of the Northwest Airlines plane that overshot Minneapolis catapulted the cockpit crew from complacency to confusion.

Interviews with the flight crew and other documents released Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board indicate the pilots were completely unaware of their predicament until the moment the intercom rang. They were unaware that they had flown their Airbus A320 with 144 passenger more than 100 miles past their destination, that air traffic controllers and their airline's dispatchers had been struggling to reach them for more than an hour, or that the military was at that moment readying fighter jets for an intercept mission. . .

According to a statement signed by flight attendant Barbara Logan, she called the cockpit around 8:15 p.m. CDT to find out when they would be landing. She was told they would land around 12 Greenwich Mean Time. "I said I did not know the time — he said I was hosed and hung up."

The lead flight attendant called to get gate information and was apparently also hung up on, according to Logan's report. That flight attendant later got through to the cockpit. . .
The first controllers the pilots spoke to after becoming aware of their situation turned out to be in Winnipeg, Canada. They had failed to switch their radio frequency from one used by controllers in Denver to one used by Minneapolis controllers. They were still using the Denver frequency — which is the same as the Winnipeg frequency — when they tried to reach air traffic control.

Ok, these dip shit MFers totally betrayed the trust that the public, their employers and the 144 people with lives and families placed in them.
In China they'd have been executed by now. In Japan, they'd have saved the state the trouble and offed themselves. Here in America, the land of the politically correct urban weenie brains, they are currently in front of the NTSB trying to get their pilot licenses back and only "suspended" from their jobs. What a fucking joke. They should have been arrested before they had a chance to get off the plane. They should have been tried and convicted of endangering the lives of 144 people and countless others on the ground. stupid fucking bureaucrats in Washington want to chase "terrorists" all over the damn globe but we can't seem to get any justice against these morons.

Look, you people have one more chance to recruit me for the role of benevolent dictator of this little kingdom. I'll but a stop to the kind of shit, I assure you.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Cut 'n Paste from the Rude Pundit

This is just too good and oh so appropriate in this time of creationists, global warming denying and other slack jawed right wing bullshit that the masses are swallowing like 50 cent back alley whores. . . .

Thanks Rude, this is great. . .

Sarah Palin, James Inhofe, and the Rest: Meet Christopher Clavius, Copernicus Denier:
You cannot imagine the shitstorm Nicholas Copernicus started when he stated that the sun was the center of the universe with planets revolving around it. All of a sudden, holy fuck, not only was the Earth no longer the big astronomical cheese, but the fuckin' terra firma was moving. Copernicus, using heathen scientific observation, transformed everything. It meant that theology, physics, and, well, astronomy, as well as the general psychology of people who actually gave a shit one way or the other had to be reconfigured. Or you had to say that Copernicus was a fucking asshat and cling desperately to your flaccid Ptolemy.

Now you may be familiar with metal-nosed Tycho Brahe, a bad motherfucker who kicked mucho celestial ass and taught Johannes Kepler, but who could not make the leap to total heliocentrism, although he tried to reconcile Copernicus and geocentrism in a clusterfuck of intersecting orbits. But you may not know Christopher Clavius, the mathematician and astronomer who worked on the Gregorian calendar and who spent much of his later life denying Copernicus and those bastard heliocentrists.

Clavius clung to the fixed Earth-centered universe, coming up with seemingly logical ways to tell Copernicans they could go fuck themselves with their observations and explanations. One of Clavius's goes like this: the earth couldn't be rotating because buildings would collapse and water would swirl and tip in vessels. "For the same reason, a stone or arrow projected straight upward with great force would not fall back to the same place, just as we see happen on a swiftly moving ship," Clavius wrote in the 16th century. Physics would catch up to heliocentrism. But you can bet that people who found it more convenient to their maintenance of power (the Catholic Church, for instance) paraded out Clavius as gospel.

Actually, Clavius used scripture to back up his beliefs, along with such choice nuggets as saying that the Earth stays the center of the universe because "of its heaviness. It rests always in the lowest place, farthest from the heavens, namely the center of the cosmos, and once there, it cannot be displaced naturally." Absurd, no? But Aristotle and others said it was so; therefore, it was so.

The point here is not to mock poor Christopher Clavius for being a Jesuit tool for his German religious overlords. But one imagines that if at the time, with the wealth of the church behind him, had there been an internet and Fox "news" and a compliant media who believe that facts are mutable, Clavius would have been cited repeatedly in order to smack down that asshole Copernicus for daring to fuck with our sense of our place in the universe. And the uneducated masses, not knowing anything more than what the church told them, would have mostly agreed, "Fuck that Copernicus. What does he know?" We would still be arguing over it now, calling out Copernicus-deniers.

The Rude Pundit thought of Clavius when he read Sarah Palin's idiotic editorial in the Washington Post and then saw that she was daring to take on Al Gore over climate change. Truly, while he is not threatened possible sanction by a powerful church, it is sad to see Gore have to answer constant questions on whether or not climate change is real, to have to address every conspiracy theory that comes up, to have to talk to people as if an observed, confirmed fact is not such.

Clavius never completely gave up on geocentrism. But Galileo visited him in 1611, just before his death, and allowed him to use the telescope. Observing for himself such things as the phases of Venus and the moons of Jupiter, Clavius realized that what he believed about the order of the universe could not stand up to such scrutiny, and one of the last things he wrote was, "Since things are thus, astronomers ought to consider how the celestial orbs may be arranged in order to save these phenomena."

Clavius died the next year. Imagine Clavius in that moment, knowing his time was passed; knowing that everything he defended, all those centuries, all those theories, was now up for grabs; knowing - he had to - that he was wrong. The Rude Pundit would like to believe that we live among people who have the capacity for such enlightenment, but he fears that we are in an age where unbelief is, to rephrase, too convenient for truth.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Heap 'o hypocrites. . . and maybe something else

I don't give two shits about pro golf, Tiger Woods or pro anything sports, but this makes me wonder: Why the fuck don't people just mind their own fucking business and keep their narrow minded, self righteous, bullshit opinions of others to themselves.
This is between the guy and his women. Nobody else needs to be involved or even know about it yet it's national news.

"Well known sports figure goes out and gets some nookie on the side." That's big news? I wonder. . . would this be getting as much coverage and would these white preppy golf pros be reacting so negatively if Tiger Woods was an all American white boy instead of an all American black boy? Perhaps therein lie Tiger's sin. He's simply to wrong color to be playin the game of golf so well.

Fellow PGA pros speak out on Tiger Woods: 'A phony and a fake'

By Jay Busbee

This is how bad it's getting for Tiger Woods: even his fellow pros are now starting to speak out against him.

First it was Jesper Parnevik expressing his frustration and disappointment, saying he "probably thought [Woods] was a better guy than he is." But Parnevik's outrage is understandable, given that he was the one who initially introduced Elin Nordegren to Tiger Woods.

Now, however, two players with no apparent direct connection to the scandal are taking their shots at Tiger. Ben Crane, an eight-year pro with two wins on the PGA Tour, and Charles Warren, a six-year veteran of the PGA Tour, each sharply criticized Woods, on the record, in the current issue of Life & Style magazine. (Visor tip: Sports By Brooks)

"This is no surprise to anyone who knows Tiger," said Crane, pictured above. "He's a phony and a fake and he can't retain that squeaky-clean endorsement deal any longer."

Crane also hinted that Elin Woods could have known all about Woods' alleged extramarital activities. "She's no fool," he said, and speculated that she possibly "turned a blind eye because of the money and the kids and the lifestyle he provides."

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Another NASA cluster fuck

These guys are like Keystone Cops.
Hard to imagine that this agency was once the glorious apex of human endeavor.
Warner Von Braun must be rolling over in his grave or somewhere looking down saying "read my papers! read my papers! I gave you everything you need today 50 yrs ago!"

NASA puzzled why parachutes failed in rocket test

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer Marcia Dunn, Ap Aerospace Writer – Thu Dec 3, 4:14 pm ET

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA still isn't sure why two parachutes failed during a test flight of its prototype moon rocket just over a month ago.

The two-minute flight of the Ares I-X rocket went well Oct. 28. But only one of the three main parachutes on the first-stage booster opened properly. That caused the booster to slam harder than intended into the Atlantic Ocean. The booster was badly dented.

Another reason it sucks to live in West Virginia

Blessed are the conservative in Bible translation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Gospel of Luke records that, as he was dying on the cross, Jesus showed his boundless mercy by praying for his killers this way: "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."

Not so fast, say contributors to the Conservative Bible Project.

The project, an online effort to create a Bible suitable for contemporary conservative sensibilities, claims Jesus' quote is a disputed addition abetted by liberal biblical scholars, even if it appears in some form in almost every translation of the Bible.

Here are a bunch or right wing whack jobs who are presuming to "translate" the Bibble despite the fact that academics the world over spend their lives laboring over the job of translating obscure scriptures.

Why do these right wing fundamentalist backwoods hicks have such grand delusions?