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Sunday, June 30, 2013

US Bugs Germans To The Tune Of Half Billion Calls A Month

Leaked NSA documents reveal that the United States bugged German phone calls and emails to the tune of half-billion a month. German lawmakers were speechless when they learned the breath and extent to which their privacy was invaded by one of their closest allies.
I mean WTF is going on with this government?  On the one hand we have a Congress that's as useful as a pair of balls on a priest and on the other hand we have a US security agency working like dogs spying on our allies as if another D-Day was fast approaching. Has our damned government become schizophrenic? What in God's name is going on?
Stay tuned ladies and gents because it looks like things are gonna get a lot worse before they get any better.

Do Nothing Congress: Interest On Student Loans Double.

So tomorrow the interest rate on student loans jumps from 3.4 to 6.8% because the Do Nothing US Congress could not waken themselves from their self induced coma to pass legislation that would have halted the rise.
I usually like to lampoon government officials and try to get my point across by trying to make them look ridiculous but I'm really starting to get concerned. Our government is not working, both literally and figuratively. Like a plane that moves to slow and thus stalls, our country appears to be doomed by a legislative inertia that will bring it crashing limply to the ground

The Laughingstock Of The World Keeps Em' Howling: NSA Spies On Our Allies



It appears to the world that the only way to prosper in the US government is to be third rate, moronic, misogynist not to mention paranoid, avaricious and downright stupid. Look at the events of just the past week or so:

A House of Representatives member tries to bolster arguments against abortion by revealing he has seen fetuses as young as 15 weeks performing "purposeful actions"while reviewing the ultrasounds of pregnant women. These purposeful actions? Masturbation!

Never in US history has a Farm Bill been voted down. What is a Farm Bill? It's a welfare handout or, if you like, a bribe paid to US farmers to ensure they do what they do: Farm! And why was the bill killed? Because a group of Republican House members tried to include in it a provision to cut $20 billion from the Food Stamp program which helps the poor in getting food to eat. Republicans knew from the start that no Democrat would ever vote for such a provision thus sabotaging the bill from the start.

A high school drop out was able to gain employment with a contractor servicing the NSA, gain top secret clearance, read dispatches sent by the NSA and naturally spill the beans to the entire world. This guy pissed off the NSA. What is the NSA? Well, think of the CIA on steroids and Lithium.

Revelation gleaned from the above include the United States bugged the offices of European Union officials in New York and Washington and monitored their calls while at home. Understandably, EU leaders are pissed and are threatening everything from disrupting upcoming trade talks to pissing in imported bottles of French wine.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen you are now being led by a group of men and women who have turned the once great United States into a laughing stock , unworthy of respect , deserving of nothing more than the world's contempt with the only question being: How low can they go?


Bugging Our Friends: US Spies On Allies

The European Union is terribly pissed following revelations that the United States bugged EU offices in the United States and monitored telephone calls throughout the EU. Now why the Hell would you eavesdrop on your allies? Prevent attacks? Unearth plots? Gain advantage for US businesses? Business? That's right folks! I bet a thousand-to-one this bugging and eavesdropping were done at the behest of American businesses looking to gain a competitive advantage over our European allies. What else could it be?
This administration is going to have a lot of explaining to do in the coming weeks.
From the killing of the Farm Bill to Bugging Our Friends, it looks like armature hour for the U.S. government.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Illionois Republican Party Chairman's Defense: "Some Of My Best Friends Are Black"

Republican Party chairman Jim Allen got scorched after sending an email that described a former  Miss America running for Congress as, among other things "a street walker' and "a love child of the D.N.C." To quote Allen,
"“Rodney Davis will win’ the primary against Erika Harold and the love child of the D.N.C. will be back in S**tcago by May of 2014 working for some law firm that needs to meet their quota for minority hires,”.
 He he also added that Harold,
"was being used like a street walker and her pimps are the DEMOCRAT PARTY and RINO REPUBLICANS.”
 Mr. Allen, upon being approached by reporters seeking clarification of the remarks contained in the email appeared visibly shaken, perspiring freely in the air conditioned lobby of his office. Upon seeing the reporters approaching Mr. Allen, wide-eyed and shaking screamed out "Some of my best friends are black,  then ran into the mensroom and locked himself in refusing to come out until the reporters left. Days later Mr. Allen resigned his position stating he would enter rehab to help cure his addiction to Barney and Friends videos.

Today's GOP: The Lunatics Are In Charge Of The Asylum

It's been a busy week tracking the grunts, groans and unintelligible moans of various members and aficionados of the Republican party. There was Texan republican Michael Burgess revealing that he has spent time watching ultrasounds of 15 week fetuses masturbating; there was Glenn Beck praising Eric Snowden who is wanted by the United States for one of the most shocking cases of espionage in the country's history and the defeat of the $500 million dollar Farm Bill which hands out welfare payments to American farmers who then spend a portion of that money to elect legislators who then go and try to take similar payments away from non-farm owners such as senior citizens and single mothers with dependent children.
Man this is like watching the worst damned reality show in the world, so bad that you can't wait for the upcoming week's episode to see what absurdities will be perpetrated next.


Come Back To the Five and Dime Eric Snowden

Who ever is advising this guy Eric Snowden either does not have his best interests at heart or doesn't understand the current political environment in the United States. The Republican Party has such a visceral hatred of President Obama that they would embrace Satan himself if in doing so they could score points against the current administration. So Eric, don't drive yourself crazy running around the world from one dismal country to the next, come back home and face the music and don't worry that much because the GOP will have your back.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

GOP Rep. Burgess: "I have seen 15 week fetus' masturbate"



GOP Rep.Michael Burgess of Texas, USA has endorsed a proposed ban on late term abortions with the observation that he has seen fetuses as early as 15 weeks old pleasuring themselves in the womb on ultra sound exams of pregnant women (Mr. Burgess is also an MD).
Oh Lord! As the great Harvey Korman eloquently put forth in the film Blazing Saddles " My mind is aglow with whirling, transient nodes of thought, Careening through a cosmic vapor of invention". Just imagining the twist I could put on this makes me want to put my hands between my legs! But alas , I cannot. Why? Well just because I have no respect for politicians does not mean I do not fear them.Nor do I have much faith in their sense of humor. So what to do? I guess I will keep it real and say that this imbecile is further proof of the decline of the once great United States where morons are not only encouraged but actually get to lead!

Monday, June 17, 2013

"Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez Died of Cancer. Family Sues




 Richard Ramirez better known as the Night Stalker, who's murder frenzy terrorized the entire state of California in the 1980's died last week on California's Death Row at the age of 53. This week it was revealed that Ramirez died from cancer prompting his family to file suit against California's prison system for wrongful death and violation of his civil rights. His mother, Sonia Ramirez, a Bulgarian immigrant said her son didn't need to die of cancer, "My boy was a good boy. Yes he did some things wrong like kill 13 people, attempt to kill 14 others, committed 11 sexual assaults, worshiped the Devil and kicked a dog but before you condemn his soul to everlasting torment tell me, truthfully, which one of you has never either kicked a dog or felt like kicking a dog before. He should have been treated so that he could at least die with dignity by lethal injection".
Mama Ramirez is seeking $7.5 million for pain and suffering from a state that is already so awash in debt that many of its wealthier residents have packed up and moved to Greece. Prison officials would not speak publicly about the case.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A derecho has formed and is currently causing destruction along Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky  and Pennsylvania with a line of storms acting in concert for over 250 miles bringing straight line winds of 60-100 mph over the entire length of the storm. This storm has also produced multiple tornadoes already, hail up to 2 inches and flooding rains.
What makes this storm all the more nightmarish is that it is occurring at, well, at night. My guess is that we'll all wake up to news in the morning detailing how destructive this storm really was.

Dangerous Weather Situation Indiana, Kentucky and Pennsylvania


 I know I have some friends in Pennsylvania. Read the following and keep on your toes.


URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 302
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1150 PM EDT WED JUN 12 2013

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTHEAST INDIANA
EXTREME NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
WESTERN MARYLAND
MUCH OF OHIO
SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA
CENTRAL AND NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA
LAKE ERIE

* EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING FROM 1150
PM UNTIL 600 AM EDT.

...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
NUMEROUS SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 80 MPH LIKELY
SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS LIKELY WITH A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL
EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE


THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95
STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES SOUTH
SOUTHEAST OF LATROBE PENNSYLVANIA TO 25 MILES WEST OF DAYTON
OHIO. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

&&

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 300...WW 301...

DISCUSSION...A LARGE BOW ECHO HAS BECOME ESTABLISHED ALONG THE
IND/OH BORDER AND IS RACING EAST-SOUTHEASTWARD AT 45-50 KT. THIS
SYSTEM MAY RESULT IN A CORRIDOR OF WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WIND
DAMAGE /DERECHO/ ACROSS CENTRAL OH OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS.

SURROUNDING THE CORRIDOR OF GREATEST RISK...SCATTERED SEVERE STORMS
WILL POSE A RISK OF DAMAGING WINDS AND HAIL THROUGH 10Z. AN
ISOLATED TORNADO IS ALSO POSSIBLE ALONG THE LEADING EDGE OF THE
BOW...AS WELL AS ASSOCIATED WITH DISCRETE CELLS AHEAD OF THE SYSTEM.


AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 70
KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
MOTION VECTOR 28045

Tornado Warning For Cleveland

The National Weather Service has just issued a tornado WARNING for the Cleveland area. Residents should take cover now until this storm passes over. Wake your neighbors and let them know if you are reading this.

Downtown Cleveland Looming Storm Threat

For those in Cleveland, keep an eye out to your northwest. Storms flying over the lake, one with a hook echo indicative of rotating winds as seen in a tornado may impact your area, come 1am-2 am.


Flooding Possibility Mid-Hudson Valley Tomorrow

For those who take the Saw Mill Pkwy, Bronx River Pkwy and the Hutchinson River Pkwy, keep an eye out tomorrow. A storm packing a hell of a lot of rain is supposed to move into the area during the early morning hours and dump up to 4 inches of water on ground that is already saturated and over rivers that are running high. For those who use these floodplains to commute you know that just spitting on the ground in these areas will close a lane So make plans just in case. And remember:
- Never drive through flood waters of unknown depth (Let the other morons find out how deep the water is first)
- As little as 6 inches of running water can sweep your car away (Take the example of this moron who watched his Nissan Ultima float down a street after, well you can guess)
Be careful and
 Arrive Home Alive ( I think it was Nipsey Russel who came up with that quote)


Rep. Trent Franks Takes Heat following Rape Remark

Arizona Republican Trent Franks is taking heat after his remarks about rape during a committee makeup discussion. Rep. Trent was said to have remarked...well, ...well, Ah damn! Read it for  yourself. The day I start understanding anything a politician has to say that is more complicated than the answer to the question "What color was George Washington's White Horse", I'll go sit by the cemetery and make myself comfortable!
Besides, look at the kisser on this guy.
Life of the party potential there or what?

Rare and Very Dangerous Weather Situation for Mid West an Ohio Valley

The states of Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois are  looking at as very dangerous and, thankfully, very rare weather situation tonight and tomorrow. Forecasters are warning of severe weather for the region including a possible derecho, for the area. Derechos are lines of severe weather that bulge out into a bowing segment that can extend several hundred miles as the figure below demonstrates (this is an example, not a current weather radar)

The greatest danger with a derecho is that all along the line winds can reach from 60 to 100 mph. That is, 200-300 miles north and south, east and west will be buffeted by winds that can reach well into hurricane strength! Already there are reports of tornadoes and golf ball sized hail in Illinois and Ohio.
So it is imperative that persons living within these states keep abreast of local conditions WELL IN ADVANCE to the arrival of such a vicious storm. Make sure to listen to local media for watches and warnings and breaking weather news.
It is best to have a battery operated radio that you can trust  when the power goes out. And please, make sure you have fresh batteries! Or better yet, get yourself a crank radio like the ones advertised below.


La Cosa Nostra Rule #1: Don't Use Telephone. Proposed Gangsta Rule #1. Don't Use Twitter





Thumbstrong Twitter user 2 Chainz was arrested at a San Fransisco airport when drugs including marijuana and promethazine, a drug that apparently is an ingredient in the making of another, better drug called "sizzerup". Apparently, by strict coincidence 2 Chainez had used twitter to set the record straight about reports that he had been robbed at gunpoint yesterday in the City By The Bay. Chainz, using twitter denied that he had been robbed the day earlier but then began to extol the virtues of the area's marijuana stating" I didn't get jacked but I got high". Again, just a strict coincidence that he tweets marijuana one day and is arrested for same the next day.  Similar coincidences have been occurring coast to coast with drug gangs and all other sorts of nefarious imbeciles tweeting and facebooking, sometimes to arresting detail their many exploits and ADL's (Activities of Daily Living).   Maybe he should take some advice from one of my best friends,G , who as I was growing tried to steer me on the right path and advise me well if I chose the wrong path. He possessed a store of witticisms and quotes that were so dubbed with common sense that even an idiot like me could quickly grasp. One of the most important he said, was the following which he advised me to inscribe on my ceiling so it would be the first thing I saw when I woke up in the morning and the last thing I saw when I went to sleep at night. G said :

- "Never, ever use a damned telephone (let's update it for this day and age NEVER, EVER USE TWITTER or Facebook ")

- "REPEAT TO YOURSELF THE ABOVE OVER AND OVER UNTIL IT'S AS NATURAL TO YOU AS PEEING STANDING UP IS!".


Sunday, June 9, 2013

"Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez Dead Of Natural Causes

Richard Ramirez, a serial killer who terrorized California in the mid 1980's, has died of natural causes while awaiting execution on California's death row. Ramirez, dubbed the Night Stalker, killed over 20 people during his reign of terror.
What's I find interesting, at least for this time, was that Ramirez was the 59th prisoner to die of natural causes while awaiting execution. 22 others killed themselves.
So here you have a despicable half-human being who lived off the teat for close to 20 years after massacring close to two dozen people and he gets to die of natural causes. Maybe they should rename California's Death Row, "Longevity Row"?