The Assault, Pt. 1

The Assault, Pt. 1

There is something happening now in America that is a bit strange in my opinion. I’ve been thinking about it for months since before it didn’t start happening. In fact, I thought it should have started happening a month or two before it was supposed to happen. So today it crossed my mind for no particular reason and I started thinking of some possible reasons why not and what these things might mean in a more important sense.

I am speaking, of course about the 2012 run for the Presidency. I figured at the latest it would start seriously by the first week of January. January was when it started in 2007 (for 2008). I figured Sarah Palin would have started campaigning by now, but all I’ve noticed is Mitt Romney making a trip to Afghanistan and brief mention of the name Pawlenty. So what the hell is going on? Where are the Republicans? Forget repealing health care – get serious about removing the root cause of all the things they seem to think are problems.

Sarah Palin as a person can only be taken seriously when she is a presidential candidate. Her life began only two-and-a-half years ago as the vice-presidential pick. It’s a long way to the top if you wanna Rock’n’Roll and in Sarah’s case she was born pretty close to the top. The reality show has been done, she seems to feel she has something she should share with a nation of 330 million and apparently being Governor of Alaska is a waste of her time, so I’d consider anything less than the Presidency to be a failure. Like the Patriots. You aren’t a 14-2 team and probably the best team ever – even if you didn’t make it to the Superbowl – you are chumps, Belichick included. Thanks for nothing. You are lucky you aren’t the Red Sox.

I’m not saying Palin would be a tolerable President, I just think she might be what the citizens of this country need to finally realize what shitbags our leaders have been.

If you separate the image Obama projects and the popular image of George Bush’s presidency from what actually was accomplished by their respective White Houses and what actually happened during their time (so far, with Obama) in power, you will see that the two administrations are very similar. I think the major discernable difference being that George Bush never really promised anything, was blindsided by 9/11 and then (supposedly) manipulated the country into a War in Iraq – and Obama promised the moon, saw everything coming that he has had to deal with (with zero surprises), accomplished nothing he promised, accomplished a little that he didn’t promise (health care) and in that case really didn’t accomplish much and then lied very brazenly in front of cameras at the podium about everything he didn’t “change” to make it seem that he had accomplished something – and got away with it because of a fawning press and a Republican opposition that was glad.

Sarah Palin is just the overt disaster / train-wreck -waiting-to happen this country needs to wake us up. But, for some reason, I get the feeling that plans to announce a candidacy have been delayed by her inner circle. Events have conspired to put things on hold. At the same time, the rest of the potential Republican field is waiting for her cue. I’m not sure why. My guess is that they feel (even Romney) their announcements and campaigns won’t get the attention they deserve with the cloud of expectations about Palin hanging overhead. They would rather let her go first, draw the obvious fire, and then either fill the bloody gap left in her wake or use her as a target themselves.

Obama’s presidency is just run on talking and based on an image created from that talking. There is no real action or substance. The inaction is covered over by lies that tell you that what is actually observe is something entirely different and and more pledges to act on different issues and fabricated problems in the future. The whole week this nation spent on Tuscon was pointless. It was simply a delaying action waged by both parties to run the clock in the face of a lack of ideas. Shootings like this happen every six months or a year in the US. And they usually get this kind of attention.

There was little unique or informative about this one as opposed to nothing unique or informative, which is usually the case. You can survive a bullet to the brain. I knew that, now everyone does. This Loughner guy hit 19 and killed six in a wide open area in short time with a single handgun. And the army rejected him. I thought that was pretty cool. And, as Mark Ames points out, this shooting was a hybrid between an assassination and a rampage killing, which almost never happens… but whatever… I’ll only be happy when both the national and local news finally decides that daily 5-minute updates on Representative whatsername’s condition isn’t actually news and floods in Australia and dead birds in Arkansas are actually more important.

The Republicans were planning on repealing health care that week, but what were they going to do after that? They could wait a week. Obama definitely needed a time out. He killed enough time between the elections in November. Then there was a week of I don’t know what – but everybody was saying how much the lame-duck congress got accomplished, so it must be true (I challenge anybody to recall what exactly those things were). Then there was his vacation. He knew he had the Chinese thing coming up this week, so the Tuscon thing provided the perfect, seriously-looking “beer-summit” for an entire week. Hopefully the country will have forgotten about the Tea Party and Orange John “Crybaby” Boner by then. Jesus, this is going to be a boring year … unless something cool happens … like a war with North Korea, or the price of oil rising to $180.

Energy and oil. The focus just hasn’t been there. The multi-billion dollar rail project in California is never in the news and is facing major opposition anyway. The electric-car thing is nowhere. The $7500 tax-credit for buying a Volt or a Leaf is just a subsidy to the car corporations, as if the bailouts weren’t enough. But then I wouldn’t expect Obama to realize the importance of energy policy to the future of this country. He’s from Kenya, not Libya. I don’t care what the Governor of Hawaii says. Obama just spends three weeks a year there golfing. A Republican from Kenya. Who woulda thunk it? And the country is doing okay. Still better than the Chinese. How bad could a hockey-mom from Alaska screw things up?

* * * *

As soon as I finished this, I started to wonder if the 2008 campaign actually started in January 2006 or if my memory was playing tricks on me. Two seconds later I turned on ABC News to learn that The New Hampshire Republican committee held a straw poll today. I swear I didn’t plan this. Results:

35% Romney
11% Paul
8% Pawlenty
7% Palin
5% Bachmann
3% Huckabee
3% Gingrich
3% Christie
2% Giuliani

I like Chris Christie, but he has a stupid name and he’s too fat to be President.

On the plus side, ABC News tonight featured no international news and 4 minutes 30 seconds on Gabrielle Giffords. There was a revolution in Albania yesterday, but apparently the fact that it might snow again this week and 3 minutes on high-school football in Florida is more important.

115 Replies to “The Assault, Pt. 1”

  1. JR, as you know, I am your bestest friend and biggest supporter, and I will loyally support your bid for the presidency in 2012.

    Welcome back, captain. Good to see you on deck, tanned, rested and ready, with both hands on the wheel. Where to? Wasilla?

  2. dave, concerning those videos above, (1) everything tastes better with bacon in it or soaked in whisky; (2) i was pleasantly surprised that such seeming morons were actually good cooks. maybe there’s hope, after all. (3) that last video looks about as pleasurable as passing large kidney stones.

  3. yeah, just wish that sarha would grease up that vibrator with some bacon fat before she goes to jamming into my ureathra like that, fucking whoore.

  4. “The reality show has been done, she seems to feel she has something she should share with a nation of 330 million and apparently being Governor of Alaska is a waste of her time, so I’d consider anything less than the Presidency to be a failure.”

    She’s a Reagan wannabe, but actually Palin’s a demagogue, the Huey Long of our time. She might be an OK president if not bought by Wall Street. Someone needs to break their stranglehold.

    “Shootings like this happen every six months or a year in the US. And they usually get this kind of attention.”

    Did you mean “don’t usually get” above? We had friends visiting us and they immediately tuned into the hype on TV. I was chastised for saying basically the same thing to them. When they said this was different, because it was a politically-motivated assassination-type shooting, I rattled off Robert Altman’s “Nashville”, then JFK, RFK, MLK, Ford, Reagan in my defense. My wife later told me I had offended them. BFD. Anyway, JR, we are muy simpatico

  5. That must be a Russian ‘sports coupe’ model tank, used only to invade unruly satellite countries major towns and cities. Nice photo.

  6. Don’t the new pols need to start getting to work so that we can see where they can convince us the wind is blowing, and then base presidential campaigns on those results/images?

    Another way of saying this is that they don’t have a clear narrative to develop, yet. Nothing to campaign on, except the narrative that “things are improving.”

    Otherwise, all you have is this:

    Palination, better than Obamanation.
    or
    Sarah, the Palinator, another seedy politician.
    or
    Obama, Oh no you didn’t!

    Hi Yall.

  7. Latest Republican straw poll results:

    35% Jack the Ripper
    11% Vlad the Impaler
    8% Genghis Khan
    7% Caligula
    Five others with less than 7 % each

  8. I’m not saying Palin would be a tolerable President, I just think she might be what the citizens of this country need to finally realize what shitbags our leaders have been.

    yeah, the shitbags that you generously refer to as citizens will get exactly what they want and deserve, weather in the from of sarha palin or otherwise. look at the asswipes who voted for bho, and then tell me that they didn’t get exactly what they deserved. “believe in hope”, what kind of fucking idiot would vote for shit like that?

  9. Remus, if so, then who is it?

    Interesting that there are no follow-on replies.

    Who has the car keys? Last I heard it was Bunn, Bif and Nudge, besides JR.

  10. dave, how about “lies we can believe in” or “fraud we can trust”? it’s probably best just to do your job dutifully, watch tv news and hawaii-5-O episodes, and stay off the internet. that way one can concentrate upon bau and quietly drop over the cliff in the fog with all the other morons.

  11. Dunno Doom, just doesn’t read or feel like JR.

    I declined the offer of keys, but your list seems correct.

  12. “Dunno Doom, just doesn’t read or feel like JR.
    I declined the offer of keys, but your list seems correct.”

    Man, Remus, you have been on a roll the last coupla’ months! My guess is it’s Bunn. JR didn’t really give a shit about politics except as an adjunct to war. Plus there aren’t enough typos.

    Doom, regrets that I missed you! You would definitely not have liked where I was over the last four days. It’s the locale from whence sprung the phrase, “colder than a witch’s tit,” which it was this weekend.

    As I drove off into the northern NY sunrise yesterday, the windchill was -10 F. It’s a balmy 26 F here in DC today. My bro and his family live about 30 miles north of the ‘Cuse and get about three times the snow. I was returning from the city to his house late Friday evening and about halfway there, it was like there was an invisible Maginot Line with a snow squall on the far side with white-out conditions.

    His town received an additional 18″ of snow by Saturday morning. There is a terrible beauty in it that I do miss.

  13. Does Bunn have access to cool WWII-cold war tank photos like that? Also note the precise cropping of the banner photo, done with love and a lot of care. In the posting photo, note the use of bright orange-red flames. Text has several typos and grammatical errors. If it’s a fake, it’s well studied.

    I think it’s an original JR*, but he’s apparently flown the coop again.

    *Someday these will be worth millions of petro-dollars to a collector. So will Mars bars wrappers, though.

  14. “If it’s a fake, it’s well studied.” I disagree. Bunn is trained for look for details. As an artist, so does Bif.

    The words are wrong, the flow is all wrong – there’s no mayhem oozing out from between the lines, no pandemonium pushing sentences past their point into almost complusive obsession. And not one “douche” in the litany of the post.

    And where the fuck is the passion?

    If it is JR, the idle is too low, the mix too lean and the front of his shirt is soaked.

  15. Seriously, why do you think JR liked F1? It is like his brain man, fucking RPMs near the edge, clutch, shift, brake tap, stomp it, clutch, shift, whats coming shallow left, wheel it, clutch, down shift, don’t float the valves you fuck, clutch, t s a h p i s f t t o m p, fucker, tap, shift, oh oh bumper cars, stomp it, tap, carress, stomp, the finger, clutch, shift. Fucking douche.

    Bailiff, my hookah!

  16. “I like Chris Christie, but he has a stupid name and he’s too fat to be President.”

    He is ‘Taftian’.
    AU out.

  17. AU, Taftian, I like that. How about Clevelian? Grover was a tad plump, also. (Who names their sons Grover?)

    UR– Drool, of course. We had two young sons with that wet shirt problem. It’s a whole different kind of problem with buxom 28 y. o. women.

    The F1 Mind. Fool was drinkin to slow himself down. Worked too, sometimes.

  18. Paragraph one reads like the opening paragraph of Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, JR’s favorite novel. Coincidence?

  19. Jesus Christ, already. If you monkeys can’t tell it’s the real JR behind this post (the apolitical posturing is the smoke that gives away his position), I can only assume that you need to think and reflect in relation to the reality that even the people you know or think you know change sometimes. And right before your eyes (while you momentarily question your own senses or maybe warily sneak a peak at the sensory calibration log). Lithium?

  20. My typos heal themsleves over time. EE, track the typos and if they go away, either it’s me imitating JR or a cruel joke played upon you by the gods.

  21. Honest to god, I had my very own beaver tail going… up until a few days ago anyway when that bastard homey uncerimoniously clipped off the extended (yet curiously handsome) mass of poo that had attached itself hilariously to my hindquarters. I feel as though I’ve lost an extension of myself. I will grieve requisitely and move on.

  22. stop lieing bunbunn. we know you bettern’ you know yourself. just remember that. besides, ricco’s dead.

  23. as far as the epa goes, i’d probably have to kinda go along with newt. regulation, in every example i can think of anyway, is nothing but smoke and mirrors. or, they might serve to dampen the feedback mechanisms, but the underlieing problem never goes anyway, conservation of mass and all that.

    not that newt’s ideas are any better, but hey, fuckit, go for it. i’d say.

  24. see, the way i see it is that all these guys have thier logic hats hats screwed on wrong. they don’t understand, at all, the context within which we all operate.

    schools are not here to impart knowledge in any sense of the word. although, by happenstance, something like that might happen. they are here to provide industrial fodder. analogously, the epa has nothing to do with protecting the environment, per se. the epa’s job is to dampen the most obnoxious, those that rise to consciousness of the fucking hive mind, negative feedbacks of industrialism.

  25. UR, despite the content and style of writing, the carefully prepared banner photo of a rare soviet-era tank (two, actually) tips the evidence pile towards the real JR. He is also fond of color photos with flames in them.

    Good thing Bif is in Africa, otherwise this would be a multiple choice question.

  26. Control dave, you’re talking about control. It is what makes the Constitution irrelavant, it is what keeps the most heavily armed civilian population on the planet relatively docile, imprisoned and enslaved to a self-destructing system.

    Paging John Constantine – you have an Exorcism on the Potomac.

  27. Doom, no sale. Those photos could have been sitting on the server, prepared many moons ago during one of JR’s binges.

  28. Control dave, you’re talking about control. It is what makes the Constitution irrelavant, it is what keeps the most heavily armed civilian population on the planet relatively docile, imprisoned and enslaved to a self-destructing system.

    yeah, well, i couldn’t agree more that the constitution is irrelavant. but “control”, i don’t know about that. it’s more like the hive, we all just play a part. all human societies are hierarchal. there are elites, and many proles. this produces the illusion of control by the elites. which of course the elites exploit, and the proles go along with, cause that’s thier job.

  29. i mean shit, if all these heavily armed yet docile slaves did “revolt”, i guess that’s the word, and throw off thier yokes, what could they possibly accomplish by that? a reshuffling of goods with a different set of elites getting the lion’s share? i guess.

  30. ” a reshuffling of goods with a different set of elites getting the lion’s share? ”

    Opportunity dave, opportunity. No answers dave, just bullets, bullion and beans, not in any particualr order, excepting maybe the beans, which individually, there are many more than bullets and bullion, but in terms of cans, definatley less than the bullets.

    Seeds too.

    Hive is a form of control.

  31. Opportunity dave, opportunity. No answers dave, just bullets, bullion and beans, not in any particualr order, excepting maybe the beans, which individually, there are many more than bullets and bullion, but in terms of cans, definatley less than the bullets.

    Seeds too.

    Hive is a form of control.

    yes, you should, and people always have, always will, exploit opportunity. so, when the well armed docile slaves sense opportunity, they will exploit it. this is a breakdown of the hive.

    i don’t see any of this as some sort of control, in the sense that we have some choise in the matter. it’s just what people do. they from complex hierchal societies under certain conditions. as those conditions disipate, so do the societies. i get the feeling that you believe in some sort of intentional nefarious undercurrent in all this that i just don’t buy into. maybe i’m wrong about how i read your posts. none of this is to say that a position of advantge won’t be exploited as possible.

  32. “some sort of intentional nefarious undercurrent” = CHAOS

    Committee for Hierarchical Associated Organism Security?

    calling Maxwell Smart…

  33. “Those photos could have been sitting on the server, prepared many moons ago during one of JR’s binges.”

    The Albanian demonstration photo has a date: January 21, 2011. The post is dated January 23, 2011, so 2 days later. This current events stuff is also a hallmark of Johnny Rico posts.

    Common Remus, admit you could be wrong.

  34. So societies are unrelenting in their reordering. Who could seriously disagree with that…?$?

    All the more reason to recast empathy, e.g., in favor of your own personal singularity. Empath medallions: the Little Debbie Star Crunch (or similar) of future predators’ bag lunch.

  35. All the more reason to recast empathy, e.g., in favor of your own personal singularity. Empath medallions: the Little Debbie Star Crunch (or similar) of future predators’ bag lunch.

    no unnerstan? how or why does the time, place or shape of a society effect the feeling of empathy, e.g.? all feelings are personal anyways.

  36. So societies are unrelenting in their reordering. Who could seriously disagree with that…?$?

    well, that’s my point, kinda. my objections lay only with those who try to invoke some sort malevolent, in an absolute sense, force or group at work in this process.

  37. ” i get the feeling that you believe in some sort of intentional nefarious undercurrent in all this that i just don’t buy into. maybe i’m wrong about how i read your post.”

    No, you read it right. However, I don’t see how an “intentional nefarious undercurrent” (inu – love that BTW) is at odds with the natural order of things as you briefly state above. inu should not be construed as or confused with “conspiracy”, but rather a subgroup recognizing opportunity or the potential thereof and coordinating efforts.

    My perspective in all this is that no matter low, inhuman, despicable and nefarious the actions of a given entity or group, one should not feign shock or surprise. We are human after all.

    If someone, anyone, were to say for example that intent of the Fed is to destroy our economy so the international banking cartel that runs the world can exert control over an even greater portion of our lives, I believe it is well within the abilities of man to do such a thing, but not necessarily that it is so. It is likely that those with large sums of liquid assets and disproportionate influence see a plethora of opportunity in the making and it likely has not gone unmentioned around the club humidor.

    It is no different than homeless people discussing free food opportunities and shopping cart protection ideas around the fire under an overpass.

    Or union members.

    It is a question of scale and impact and the point at which arbitration devolves to the issue of mortality.

    It is what it is. Human species as a ‘Ground Hog’s Day’ Greek tragedy.

    But, as Doom points out, I might be wrong.

  38. Does “falls short of expectations” mean anything anymore? And more to the point: is it investable? Can I potentially rake up the filthy lucre in spite of the devastation of the middle class?

  39. “Can I potentially rake up the filthy lucre in spite of the devastation of the middle class?”

    Absolutely.

  40. “It is what it is.” Est quod est.

    Remus, the way you define it, conspiracies happen all the time. I am in complete agreement.

    Under the best of circumstances, the change coming that we can all really believe in will likely sideline these people, as they and their go-go capitalism will be ignored in favor of some new, simpler system. Most of their vast wealth will disappear, as there is only so much gold and silver bullion in this world.

    Unfortunately for them, though, in humans’ desire to see justice done, some unlucky subset will get identified as part of the former ruling elite, and separated from their heads. This always happens at messy societal transitions, and this one is shaping up to be a doosey.

    The recent unrest in Egypt must have them shaking in their boots. Tee hee hee.

  41. ” Most of their vast wealth will disappear”

    Debt is not wealth or money, irrespective of stupid electron tricks we play. Debt that cannot be repaid will not be repaid.

    As for physical gold and silver, it’s value relative to food, clothing and shelter are what is important in the long view. As for paper gold and silver, there are paper dollars to be made in that market still – it seems pretty volatile.

    One man’s conspiracy is another man’s plan – perspective. As we evolve, so do our plans and the (often depraved) means by which we implement them.

    Oh hey, has anyone run down and opened a yuan deposit account with one of the newly opened Chinese banks here in the good ol’ US of A? Huh? Oppor-fucking-tunity bangin’ on the door like a battering ram.

    Oh wait, that IS a battering ram….

    A L A R M! A L A R M!

  42. Doom, RE Orlov’s post – yes, Egypt is indeed a fulcrum. And I’ll wager Israel is shitting concrete blocks right now whilst simultaneously looking for ways to leverage this to its advantage.

    melior diabolus quem scies

  43. “no unnerstan? how or why does the time, place or shape of a society effect the feeling of empathy, e.g.? all feelings are personal anyways.”
    — dave

    Let’s say for the sake of discussion that a person’s “place” in a given society is not a thing of permanence. So as a society reorders a person in it could find himself influenced by a new and different group of people, and the nature of his empathetic experiences (although they are certainly personal) would probably be subject to being influenced or catalyzed by alterations in the societal shape.

    In the same way humans are probably having thrust upon them greater efficiencies in connecting to particular information, I think there’s downside to more rapidly walking a mile in the shoes of various arbitrary assemblages of monkeys that envelope your habitat or maybe even that you volitionally sought out on your own.

    At some point, nature will of its own accord, whether assisted by technology or otherwise, produce humans capable of more effectively experiencing/initiating/adjusting/terminating intervals of (targeted or otherwise-directed) empathetic experience, say, for example, such humans now tending to rise to the top in the aftermath of a particular societal reordering.

    To think of it another way, such a skill (now facilitating one or more modes of enhanced functionality) might less often need to be deployed… or end up receding almost entirely to a generally out of sight area in the mental tool box. A super heavy-duty single-speed pool pump to replace the shitty inefficient rebuilds that keep burning out… or a whisper-quiet variable speed permanent magnet motor circulation pump, if you will.

  44. I secretly wish my industry partner would quickly provide the custom, ultra short cable between their compact, high speed mass spectrometer and its equally compact electronics driver board so I can get these assemblies off the bench and into the field for product testing before western civ as we all know it collapses and interested buyers (gold or silver bullion, please, no checks) disappear or at least begin to become difficult to find.

  45. It is a question of scale and impact and the point at which arbitration devolves to the issue of mortality.

    well, i guess that i don’t understand how exploiting an advantage can at some arbitrary point become an act of evil, for lack of a better word. i mean shit, while the fed’s money policy exploited an expanding resource base, which supported an american middle class, it was good. now that it trys to exploit that established world dominance of the dollar within a contracting base it’s bad? or evil? or was it always bad? no grok.

  46. i mean shit, personnaly, i think that cultivating grains was a bad idea right from the start. but who the fuck am i? and does that make the first ones who did, or those came after and destroyed everthing in thier path evil? well, if you say so, i guess.

  47. To think of it another way, such a skill (now facilitating one or more modes of enhanced functionality) might less often need to be deployed… or end up receding almost entirely to a generally out of sight area in the mental tool box. A super heavy-duty single-speed pool pump to replace the shitty inefficient rebuilds that keep burning out… or a whisper-quiet variable speed permanent magnet motor circulation pump, if you will.

    well sure, any and every human experience, including feelings of empathy, are completely dependant upon the context in which any particular human finds itself. so, as society shifts various members will find themselves experiencing all sorts of unfamiliar feelings, including that group of feelings that may be described as empathy, in all it’s various forms.

    but a better form of human empathy? somehow arising from the consequance of societal change? is that what you’re getting at? humans would never allow that to happen.

  48. I secretly wish my industry partner would quickly provide the custom, ultra short cable between their compact, high speed mass spectrometer and its equally compact electronics driver board so I can get these assemblies off the bench and into the field for product testing before western civ as we all know it collapses and interested buyers (gold or silver bullion, please, no checks) disappear or at least begin to become difficult to find.

    shoot doom, secretly wishing for anything is gonna get you no where. you need to get in there, get physical, jump on thier fucking desks: “where’s my fucking cable? you worthles shit balls, i need it now.” or better yet, pay me a consulting fee, and i’ll do it for ya.

  49. “Obama’s presidency is just run on talking and based on an image created from that talking. There is no real action or substance.”
    — JR

    Au contraire, dude. Just the other day The One was positively Reaganesque in his statesmanship. Behold the transcript:

    BHO: Mr. Mubarak, tear down this internet firewall! Err… let me be perfectly clear. Your name kinda sounds like mine and the United States has a long history and stands with Egypt and her government which we request reconsider its actions that potentially undermine shared principles held dear by all free peoples, namely, international commerce and checking out the pyramids on holiday. And we also stand with the people of Egypt whom we encourage to respect the rule of law and peacably engage in whatever it is that you do which we will be watching in view of regional and other interests (safely [we think] from a sturdy perch on this here fence).

  50. “If I could I surely would…
    Analyze the rock where Doomy once stood…”

    Nice prose, Bunn, but let me save you some time and analytical costs: most of the time I live upon altered flows of the giant Nuuanu Volcano, a Hawaiian shield type volcano composed primarily of tholeiitic basalt. When I’m at work, it’s an unaltered dense alkalic basalt, a nephanalite, from a late stage “post-erosional” volcanic cone (Tantalus Volcano) that produced a very thick flow (over 20 feet) which was once quarried for building stone. That flow is dated as only 7000 years old, resting upon 2+ million year old Nuuanu flows.

  51. dave, i appreciate the offer. you could probably have a bright career in bill collection, or giving Dog some competition in bounty hunting. BTW, the Dog family lives about 2-3 miles away from us, down by the beach.

  52. “well, i guess that i don’t understand how exploiting an advantage can at some arbitrary point become an act of evil, for lack of a better word.”

    Anything in excess generally has negative consequences.

    The Fed itself is a bad idea.

  53. The Fed itself is a bad idea.

    maybe, i guess, sure, ok. but people have been doing fiat monies, in one form or another, for about as long as they’ve been growing grain, and they’ve been failing with the same regularity as the soils used to grow grains. just because something may be arguably stupid, ie, a bad idea, does not, in itself, make it intentionaly nefarious. it’s just what people do, given a certain set of circumstances.

  54. BTW, the Dog family lives about 2-3 miles away from us, down by the beach.

    they look like dogs who should be euthanized.

  55. I dunno dave, that whole grain thing seems nefarious at its very root.

    maybe, but i just see it as being stupid. stupidity seems make more sense when you look at monkey behavior as a whole, i’d say. acctually, it even operates at a lower level than stupid. it can’t be helped, physical laws and all that.

  56. yeah, but what monkey could have foreseen the future troubles with grain production via agriculture and said: “hey, this is too much work, it will pull us even further from ecological sustainability and in the end, extended human populations in global societies will suffer as they collapse due to resources depletion, not to mention the wanton destruction of Ra’s other children and general environmental pollution and associated climate change. besides, it’s far easier to hunt & gather and moron fun too.”

  57. i don’t know doom. all i can say, and i’ve said this often and for a long time now, the assholes rule the world.

  58. “what monkeys do best: jump up and down, make lot’s a noise, throw shit at each other.”

    I’ve yet to see any female monkeys in any of the pix coming out of the ME…

  59. “My typos heal themsleves over time. EE, track the typos and if they go away, either it’s me imitating JR or a cruel joke played upon you by the gods.”

    My only god is you, Bunn! FYI–my nephew qualified for Spec. Forcs.; probably won’t have to ship out with his unit to the himalayas in april… he’ll have a few more months of intense training before heading to some other Godforsaken place.

  60. EE, please pass this bit of wisdom on to your nephew:

    “You’re Never Lost” by Dr. Doom

    “You’re never lost, or need to be. Settle down, marry a local girl/(local guy for seemingly lost woman). Now, you’re not lost, you’re home.”

    Disclaimer: Of course, how you manage life in your new home in entirely up to you. Joseph Conrad presents a cautionary tale in “Lord Jim”.

  61. yes, caught within the disgraceful confines of forced domestication. humans are worse in that our domestication is self imposed, sad.

  62. I’ve yet to see any female monkeys in any of the pix coming out of the ME…

    yeah, probably due to that ignominious female behavioral trait of letting males take the risk while they reap the rewards. that, a pronounced dimorphism, and an almost complete lack of abstract reasoning skills, and one can easily see why females are the inferior gender of the speicies

  63. FYI–my nephew qualified for Spec. Forcs.; probably won’t have to ship out with his unit to the himalayas in april… he’ll have a few more months of intense training before heading to some other Godforsaken place.

    well trained monkeys only display on command. mommy started his training of course; dirty soul murdering whore.

  64. “mommy started his training of course”

    Not really… I’d say it was his 12+ years of in-depth military training, starting with Hasbro (GI Joe), Nintendo, and Microsoft (X-Box) more than any person.

  65. “a pronounced dimorphism” huh???

    “one can easily see why females are the inferior gender of the speicies”…

    yeah. right. and you poor, burdened men will just have to put up with it until you can figure out how to clone yourselves.

  66. Not really… I’d say it was his 12+ years of in-depth military training, starting with Hasbro (GI Joe), Nintendo, and Microsoft (X-Box) more than any person.

    yeah, these products helped turn jonny into the good little product that he is today. but it all starts with the dirty squaw who shits you out. without mommy, we’re all nothing. not that i’m complaining.

  67. yeah. right. and you poor, burdened men will just have to put up with it until you can figure out how to clone yourselves.

    nonono, we need you as sex objects and chattel.

  68. yeah ee, the unfortunate fact is that jerking off gets old quick. although, the older i get, the more i prefer masterbation to a woman; not sure why that is. i must be getting old.

  69. wow dave, i hope you have plenty of food and hooch stored. i guess you folks must have every board game made, at least the good ones. we usually break out monopoly and scrabble during hurricanes. busy monkeys = happy monkeys.

    egypt–what a mess. i hope the good guys on the white camels win.

  70. wow dave, i hope you have plenty of food and hooch stored.

    yeah, got plenty of spirits, and all the internet porn that a man could ever want.

  71. I played a scrabble game a couple weeks ago on a “scrabble night” at the public library. It was 3 retired schoolteachers and myself. I hit nearly all the triple word scores and triumphed mightily.

  72. I never know what to say here. So I lurk. And leave comment spoor.

    Good to know you are still at it.

    Hi again.

    And bye.

  73. MOU stick around. This is a virtual speakeasy…talk about whatever you want: politics, scrabble, gender inferiority, mass spectrometers, whatever. I’m a little distracted right now because there is a barred owl hooting outside my window.

  74. Has anyone seen Rico? He writes this piece and then he disappears. Is he dead again? Guy has more lives than a cat.

  75. I should do a post piece on portable field mass spectrometers, another Zulu Kilo first.

    Hey, it this blog peer reviewed?

  76. I’m here now. Yeah, I’m still getting re-acquainted with blogging and am a little rusty. But I will gradually be making more frequent appearances, but hopefully not to the point of where you get sick of me. OK, gotta run, see you soon :)

  77. About fucking time, Rico. This place can run on auto-pilot only so long.

    Congrats to dave and the other regulars/editors for maintaining course via dead reckoning during the captain’s extended absence.

    Go cheese!

  78. JR
    On Christie for Prez, it is an interesting idea, I like what he is about. Discounting him because he is too fat won’t work if over 60% of the population is overweight. They need representation too.

  79. MOU, if I hunt, kill and eat rabbits, does that make me a cannibal?

    Rannibal?

    Howz that collapse progressing in the Memphis area?

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