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It seems likely that I would have made a lousy Shop teacher.


Further updates as situation warrants.


Also, Turdwaffle is still in trouble.  Maybe we can clean up our State government again.  Wisconsin has always been known for squeaky clean government, Illinois makes fun of us.  This level of corruption and evil just doesn’t compute.  Daily updates on some of this stuff at The Political Environment.

Hey Scalia:

Go Fuck Yourself Also Too

What an asshole.  The proper liberal pushback should be to propose making the pre-clearance requirement apply to all 50 States.  And the way the Republican-led state leges have been acting, that would be a good thing.  The thing about pre-clearance?  If racial animus is no longer an issue, it shouldn’t be a problem.  However, since Roberts has apparently been aiming at the Voting Rights Act for like 30 years, I think this one is going down, and we can expect a slew of voting disenfranchisment laws from the Ex-Confederacy in the next two years.  Just goes to show you, and it will show you once again, that all other issues aside, the person in the White House who gets to make these appointments DOES make a huge damn difference.

But there are bigger fish to fry.

How long has it been since I have taken out after Turdwaffle?  Too long, I think.  He has, of course, been up to scurrilous and evil acts, as is his way (upon the orders of the rich fucks holding his leash).  He is working to abrogate Wisconsin’s environmental laws to allow a massive open pit mine in northern Wisconsin that will destroy the hills, poison the water, and summarily violate several treaties.  For a minor iron vein that won’t even add any jobs, no matter what the extraction industry is claiming.  Up to 22 miles long and 1100 feet deep.

Every time the extraction industry wants something, they will say that THIS time will be different, baby, THIS time they will be good.  And the next week the  credit cards are maxed out, car is gone, the house is on fire, and the cat is pregnant.  EVERY FUCKING TIME.

So they closed out the public comment period and passed the fucking mining bill by ramming it through with little review or any actual input from environmental advocates.  Fuck you  very much.  For conservatives, conservation seems to be an unknown word.

Here you go, Huckleberry Closetcase.  You eat your fucking words, care of Milwaukee!  You’re Welcome.

and if you want the whole experience as I had it, listen to it with this video playing simultaneously. Somehow appropriate.

And since why the fuck not, it’s popular with the teabagging types, Walker cuts funding so to force four Planned Parenthood clinics to close.  Because, you know, the women who can’t afford other health care alternatives don’t count and can go to hell.

Don’t fucking tell me that Democrats are just as bad as Republicans, or that both sides do it.  Don’t tell the Indians whose lands will be destroyed by that mine.  Don’t try to tell that to the women who relied on those Planned Parenthood offices.

Also, I saw somewhere that Turdwaffle also recently said that he was open to an ultrasound rape bill, but am now out of sorts and don’t feel like chasing the source down because it’s too depressing on top of all the other.  So I shall make myself another drink, yes I shall.

[EDIT] driftglass weighs in on the Scalia thing with historical antecedent.

Also, Paleo does, with a foul mouth more akin to my own voice.

Turdwaffle, the House of Many Doors (h/t driftglass!) is calling.

I have blown thousands of words on this wall-eyed motherfucker in the last couple of years, and have  been forced to realize that he is a canny politician.  His manipulation of the recall as a referendum on the recall in lieu of his tenure was a clever and effective tactic.

However, it seems that he and his closest staff suffer from the Republican malady of considering themselves above the law.

Oh hell, just go read Charlie Pierce, that magnificent bastard.

I especially like this:

but Wisconsin takes good-government principles very seriously, having invented most of them.
Also, delight in DonkeyHotey’s lovely new rendering of the Turdwaffle himself.
Hey, remember on election day when I said Turdwaffle must be unhappy with Wisconsin’s Same Day Registration laws?  Ha-Ha, GUESS THE FUCK WHAT.   For those of you that don’t click links, yeah, that’s brand new legislation to eliminate SD registration.  No, there hasn’t even been any claims of same day registration fraud.  It’s just that it seems there are too many students and blahs voting, and Walker has a compliant Lege again, so let’s fuck the proles some more.  There are Republican phoney-baloney jobs to protect, you know!
Soon, very soon, I look forward to seeing you standing in the Room Of The Big Desk, Turdwaffle.  Oh and by the fucking way:
I didn’t get a harrumph outta that guy.  You watch your ass.




Motherfucking Turdwaffle avoids the witness stand.

For those playing along at home, Rindfleisch was being targeted for using the County Exec offices for inappropriate political activity, a felonious no-no.  Rindfleisch was Turdwaffle’s chief of staff at the time.

This was  to be the first of several guest appearances in the Room With the Big Desk on Turdwaffle’s dance card, but it looks like Kelly Rindfleisch may have folded.

Turdwaffle, you may feel like you dodged a bullet on the recall, but your owners can’t buy all the judges.

As Charlie Pierce says (and he’s not even channeling driftglass this time) “In other words, if Walker’s got plans to go national, he’s going to have to do it while riding every ride in Depositionland. Best of luck, Scott.”

Yeah, go take a flying fuck at a rolling donut, Turdwaffle.  Go take a flying fuck at the MOOOOOOOOONNNNNNN!!!

I recognize that it is extremely unlikely that Turdwaffle will be spending any serious time in The House Of Many Doors (h/t driftglass), but a zombizzle can dream, can’t I? 


Yeah, that’s title lonk is for the new Marillion album, go ahead and Hate Me.  I ordered the Special edition (but too late to get my name in the book for funding the effort; s’OK, though, I got my name in the two prior ones.  Cash flow, yanno) and although it seems to be making it’s way here by deserted-island-bottle, the band sent me a lonk to an MP3 download, so I was enjoying it for a couple of weeks now.

Is it Caturday?  Might be, might be….

But I don’t have any good new piccys of By-Tiller and the Snow Cat, so here is one of YZ and Lucifer, with the inaugural fire on the deck:

Canvasser came to the door this morning, made me put pants on and everything.  Wanted to know what my biggest concern was in the upcoming election.  “Frankly, I have serious disagreements with President Obama and the Democrats on many things…but my biggest concern right now is keeping Willard Romney as far away from the office of the Presidency as possible.”

In that vein, this quote from President Obama is posted in contravention of the Prevailing Wisdom that Obama is going to cut Social Security:

“You know, I do think that looking at changing the cap is an important aspect of putting Social Security on a more stable footing,” Obama said, via satellite feed. “And what I’ve said is, is that I’m willing to work with Republicans and examine all their ideas, but what I’m not going to do, as a matter of principle, is to slash benefits or privatize Social Security and suddenly turn it over to Wall Street — because we saw what could happen back in 2008 and 2009 when the stock market crashed, and we are still recovering from that.”

I have often argued that Obama has actually made no real gestures toward slashing SS, let alone proposing action on it.  There was an interesting question posed at BDR’s joint the other day, to the effect of “what could Obama say that would make you retract your support for him”  which is an interesting question in itself; although perhaps not particularly pertinent in the upcoming decision because the choice isn’t between Obama and The Perfect.  But if it comes down to that, perhaps if he said something like this:

In almost every fight we are involved in here, on Capitol Hill…it is a fight that usually comes down to one conflict: individualism vs. collectivism…That is why there is no more fight that is more obvious between the differences of these two conflicts than Social Security. Social Security right now is a collectivist system, it’s a welfare transfer system…..

If we do not succeed in switching these programs, in reforming these programs from what some people call a defined benefit system, to a defined contribution system– from switching these programs—and this is where I’m talking about health care, as well — from a third party or socialist based system to an individually owned, individually prefunded, individually directed system.

I would like to have more people on our team who are owners and believers in the individualist capitalist system than on the other side, and if every worker in this country becomes an owner of real wealth, of seeing the fruits of their labor come and materialize for their benefit, then that’s that many more people in America who are not going to listen to likes of Dick Gephardt and Nancy Pelosi, Ted Kennedy, the collectivist, class warfare-breathing demagogues.

That is the difference between two starkly different philosophies.  There is no equivalency.

Once upon a time, it was also a given that Obama was going to devalue and weaken Medicare.  But in the end, the PPACA was enacted, which had the effect of closing the donut hole and strengthening Medicare.

Finally, as a  FYF-on-a-Saturday, I find this video mordantly amusing:

Fuck YOU, Paul Ryan, you and your dead eyes give zombies a bad name, regardless of the FAMOUS Charlie “driftglass” Pierce.  Too bad they didn’t charge the stage and beat you bloody with their walkers.  Although I actually suspect they will use this to demonize the Aged Moochers, like they used Rmoney’s appearance at the NAACP.  You know, demonstrating that Rmoney/Ryan are tough enough to tell those parasites what is what, and it will have a tendency to play well with their angry resentful demographic.

Oh heck, here’s a cat anyway:

It’s like, duh. Just when you thought there wasn’t a dime’s worth of difference between the two parties, the Republicans go and prove you’re wrong. — Molly Ivins

I’ve been spending the week working, trying to catch up from the efforts to finish the ZomPatio and get the party launched, and catch up on sleep.  Had several deadlines show up, and am behind on others.

So is it a surprise that I all but ignored the RNC convention?  Hey, I am normally not inclined to watch angry white people congratulate themselves on their whiteness and hurl accolades at rich people whose biggest accomplishment was winning the birth-parent lottery, not to mention demonizing everybody who isn’t rich, white, hetero, and conservative.  I even skipped most of the Daily Show/ Colbert coverage.

Until last night.

Oh, I read some of the excerpts of Lyin Ryan’s speech, and marveled at his ability to prevaricate while blue-eyed.  And I read some of the commentary from some of the bloggerhood, of course.  In the end, though, how can I resist commenting on this train wreck?  Even trying to sleep through the thing, I couldn’t tear my eyes away.
Up first; the stage.    A Frank Lloyd Wright theme?  Look; I have spent a fair amount of time both studying the doods life and work, and am pretty sure I have been in more of his buildings (especially the privately-owned residential work) than anyone outside of a handful of architectural historians.  When called upon, I can design effectively in the prairies style idiom (but since nobody really builds that way anymore, it makes little sense except as an affectation).  So when I say W.T.F., it is not just hyperbole.

The residential prairie style look they were going for was developed 120 years ago, and was intended to be used in intimate, residentially scaled spaces, not cavernous auditoriums.  When designing BIG spaces, FLLW worked a completely different side of the street (except maybe in the case of Midway Gardens or perhaps the Imperial Hotel, but in both of those cases he designed everything in the space down to the tableware and linens).  And due to the need for the Big TeeVees, the design was overwhelmed by digital effects.

Come On.  The designer himself said he arrived at the parti after a simple Goofle search.  REALLY??!? come on.  What the fuck did they pay this designer?  FFS, I have more research material on the prairie style within reach of my desk.  At the very least, hire me as a fucking consultant.

As the architectural critic said, the Wright touches are ‘very faint’.  As in practically non-existent.  If they WERE going for the residential prairie style look, where are the long horizontals?  The repetitive doors or fenestration?  the rich textures of carpets, walls, or lighting?  the FUCKING COLORS???!?  It is long a misinterpretation that Wrightian designs were all dark woods; but in reality, that is how they photographed in black and white and as the wood was naturally finished, it tended to darken over time so when we look at it now, it is darker than it was designed.

Designing a stage is not easy, especially for this kind of big barn.  However, as the London Olympics showed, (not to mention things like this and this.   LOL, given how fascistic the GOP is, The Wall is kind of appropriate)  A decent designer can do wonderful things.  One begins to think that perhaps Willard did that clueless CEO thing — “My friend Tom Monahan built Frank Lloyd Wright things that I really like.  Do it that way.”  design Decision FALES.

Next up for the Zombie Shovel:  Obvious Anagram Reince Priebus.  Dude.  I hate you and all you stand for, but perhaps you might NOT get wasted before the biggest speech of your life?

Here, look:

RNC Chairman Foster Brooks!

…and I say that as a fellow Wisconsinite.

Speaking of rambling incoherent speeches, how can I not mention Clint Eastwood yelling at an empty chair?  Instead of the internet arguing about Willard’s coronation speech, it is busy generating memes:


But the best meme comes from the guy who Clint Eastwood hallucinated he was talking at:

Jeebus, for spending more money than Rmoney on this gobsmacking hall of crap, it sure came off as second-rate.  At least they are locking up the drunk, angry old white guy demographic.  Before they all die of rage-induced strokes.

For all the Republicans I come across from here on out, I am just gonna say “you want to elect the people who put Clint eastwood on stage arguing with an empty chair in charge of the COUNTRY??!!?  Friend of the Empire Nick must be glad he bailed from the S.S. GOP Failboat before this.

So, this Fuck You Friday goes out to the RNC, more in sorrow than in rage.  OK, also in mockery.  More in mockery and laughing than sorrow.

But we’ll wind up with the Lyin Ryan iPod meme, started by laura over at thundra’s place:  take your iPod or music liberry, what’s the first artist, last artist in the alpahbetical part, and the last artist in numerics.  For my main music liberry, it is A.A. Bondy, ZZTop, and The 1900s.


Big Pharma is quick on the draw:



Fuck you with a rusty garden weasel, Paul Ryan, Todd Akin, oh, hell, the whole Republican Party.  Fuck you Friday comes EARLY for you this week, and it’s got teeth.