Monday, November 15, 2010

Bile, More Bile, & A Big Fat Money Shot

On Sunday morning I had the frabjously joyous opportunity to see This Week on ABC. Senator Kent Conrad, D-N.D., was one of the illustrious guests. For effect, let's look at Kent:

Since Kent looks like he was squeezed out of an over tightened sphincter, I'm assuming that he's describing the back door birth orifice through which he entered the world.

Anyway, Kent Klark had this to say:

"You know, a certain amount of this is shock therapy. There are different options and, of course, what everybody has fastened on is the most extreme of the options. But, look, the important thing for people to know is that we are borrowing 40 cents of every dollar we spend. That's utterly unsustainable. It can't continue much longer, so it's got to be dealt with."

I'm sure Naomi Klein is feeling a bit of vindication sprinkled amongst whatever existential dread our current state of affairs is causing her.

"Shock therapy?"

Fuck, I'll give Kent and his criminal cronies some
shock therapy," and all it will involve is a bit of wire and an operable electric outlet.

Listen up Kent, the really important thing for people to know is that they've been had. In their naive ignorance they swallowed the boatloads of bullshit you & your wealthy patrons have been feeding their dumb asses for decades.
Like Dylan once wrote before he started peddling Escalades:

"As soon as you awake
you're trained to take
what looks like the easy way out."

They took the easy way out all right. Spackled over their insecurities & neuroses with continual consumption, defined their self worth with price tags & logos, not realizing that the only "infinite growth" they would really be experiencing is around their waistlines.
They were the rock you motherfuckers have been squeezing blood from for my entire life.

Now, after decades of psychological & economic ass raping, you & your cronies want to bill them for the experience. This is the kind of weasel that calls itself a "Democrat" these days.

Kent's sidekick was David Cote, chairman and CEO of Honeywell International.

Here's Davy plotting the next war with Obama:

David had this to say:

"In my view, Democracies seem to be uniquely suited to putting the traffic light up after the fourth accident.
Now, we can't wait for the fourth accident here.

"It's too easy for the demagogues and the polemicists to respond to something, just kind of go into their neutral corner and screaming, as opposed to saying there's a time to pull together. This is one of those times.

"And it scares me that as a financially conversant CEO, I didn't know how bad this was going to get in the next 10 years. I think the American public is ready for this discussion, but I don't see anybody having that discussion with them, and that needs to happen."

I have to agree with Dave on his assessment of democracy. As a nation, we should have realized these greedy bastards had nothing but their own selfish self interests at heart ages ago. But critical thinking doesn't seem to be the average American's strong point. Hell, thinking in any form is woefully non-existent here in the land of the short attention span.

I really doubt that Dave & his buddies want us to actually "pull together" unless he has some unhealthy urge to look up at his headless body from the inside of a wicker basket.

The last bit is wrong on so many fucking levels, I'll just touch on one.

Dave seems concerned about having an adult discussion with the American people. This from the head of Honeywell who sits at the heart of our lovely military/industrial/entertainment complex which has, over the years, erased all semblance of adult conversation from public discourse.
These fellows seem to have a yen for super-sized adolescents & toddlers since they have helped form a society comprised of little else.

Once again, the major media gives us information that is little more than a gob of seminal ejaculate.

If I've developed any feelings of solidarity from this episode of This Week, it's with this chick:

Honey, I really do understand how you feel.
Too bad long hot showers don't erase the inner stain, eh?

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Job Done Well Is A Job Well Done

Exorcists wanted: apply to Catholic Church

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Wanted: a few good men to cast out devils.

Overwhelmed with requests for exorcists, U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are holding a special training workshop in Baltimore this weekend to teach clerics the esoteric rite, the Catholic News Service reported.

The church has signed up 56 bishops and 66 priests for the two-day workshop that began on Friday, seeking to boost the small group of just five or six American exorcists that the church currently has on its books.

"There's this small group of priests who say they get requests from all over the continental U.S.," Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, was quoted as saying.

"Actually, each diocese should have its own" exorcist, he added.

Paprocki did not say why there was increased demand for exorcisms, which he noted were rarely performed.

While solemnly regarded by the Catholic Church, exorcism is a staple of Hollywood fright films -- most notably the 1973 film "The Exorcist" -- and regarded by many as superstition that lends a chill frisson to festivals like Halloween.

Catholic Church law stipulates that only properly trained priests can perform the rite -- and then only with the permission of their bishops.

Possible signs of demonic possession include scratching, cutting, biting of the skin; profound displays of strength; and a strong or violent reaction to holy water.

(Writing by Tim Gaynor, Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

Wow. I'm amazed Little Timmy & Little Johnny signed this piece of shit that's passing itself off as "journalism."
What, exactly, is the point?
The article doesn't contain anything remotely resembling information. A couple of lame cliches, and a couple of lame brained jokes, and that's it.
They actually pay people for this shit?
Utterly amazing.

Then I read the some of the comments and my amazement lost its sheen.

Catholic priests overwhelmed with requests for exorcists: All exorcism requests are to be performed on Barrack Obama.
Sad but true and badly needed!

Two priest's were taking a piss in the urinals one day and the one priest looks down and see's a nicotine patch on the other guy's dick. He says "Im not really a rocket scientist or anything, but, isnt that supposed to be on your arm?" And the other priest goes "Nah, it's working fine. Im down to two butts a day"!

Wake up people.
Catholic Church law stipulates that only properly trained priests can perform the rite -- and then only with the permission of their bishops.
Possible signs of demonic possession include scratching, cutting, biting of the skin; profound displays of strength; and a strong or violent reaction to holy water.
There is no place in the BIBLE that says the devil dislikes such think a holy water
Yes great
Jesus gave all believers authority over demons and He cast them out with a single command. All believers with faith can do the same with the same result without all the hocus pocus.
Hell and Purgatory do exist!... oppps no they don’t know such thing as Purgatorm and hell is not formed yet….
Love it
Satan does not go after those he already has." - Scott Davidson
Guess the Prots are safe.

All the exorcists are booked for the next year trying to treat Nancy Pelosi. No progress to date, sadly.

Most people would never Ever Ever worship Satan!!!

Learn from this, dear Christian, what you are doing if you permit the blind Jews to mislead you. Then the saying will truly apply, "When a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into the pit" [cf. Luke 6:39]. You cannot learn anything from them except how to misunderstand the divine commandments...------Martin Luther, Father of Protestant Christianity.
Moreover, they (the Jews) are nothing but thieves and robbers who daily eat no morsel and wear no thread of clothing which they have not stolen and pilfered from us by means of their accursed usury. Thus they live from day to day, together with wife and child, by theft and robbery, as arch-thieves and robbers, in the most impenitent security.--------Martin Luther

Did I not tell you earlier that a Jew is such a noble, precious jewel that God and all the angels dance when he farts?---Martin Luther, The Father of Protestant Christianity (Germany – yr. 1518)

“Jesus did not call them Abraham’s children, but a “brood of vipers” [Matt. 3:7]. Oh, that was too insulting for the noble blood and race of Israel, and they declared, “He has a demon’ [Matt 11:18]. furthermore in John 8 [:39,44] he states: “If you were Abraham’s children ye would do what Abraham did…. You are of your father the DEVIL. It was intolerable to them to hear that they were not Abraham’s but the devil’s children, nor can they bear to hear this today.”—— Martin Luther, The Father of Protestant Christianity
“Know, 0 adored Christ, and make no mistake, that aside from the Devil, you have no enemy more venomous, more desperate, more bitter, than a true Jew who truly seeks to be a Jew… a Jew, a Jewish heart, are hard as wood, as stone, as iron, as the Devil himself. In short, they are children of the Devil, condemned to the flames of hell.” – Martin Luther, the father of Protestant Christianity.

Now I see. These guys just have a complete understanding of their target market which happens to be complete idiots.


It's little things like these that make the destruction of humanity look almost appealing.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Shock & Awe Coming To A Strip Mall Near You

WASHINGTON – Voters who demanded Washington rein in the nation's spiraling debt are getting a message from President Barack Obama and leaders of his deficit commission: It'll hurt.

A proposal released Wednesday by the bipartisan leaders of the commission suggested cuts to Social Security benefits, deep reductions in federal spending and higher taxes for millions of Americans to stem the flood of red ink that they say threatens the nation's very future. The popular child tax credit and mortgage interest deduction would be eliminated.

Interest groups on the right and the left squealed, predictably, about the plan, which would cut total deficits by as much as $4 trillion over the next decade — much of it from programs long considered all but sacred.

The full commission has yet to make its recommendations, and the chairmen acknowledged their plan was so controversial that it's dead on arrival. But they said putting it forth would prompt a more realistic national debate about what it will take to solve the nation's fiscal woes.

For anyone who has read Naomi Klein's Shock & Awe, this is an all too familiar strategy. Crash the economy & then institute unpopular austerity measures. If the people don't like it, send in the death squads & break out the torture chambers. Now its coming to America.
Of course, Americans have been molded into such passive & neutered lumps of dough, they'll probably just roll over & say "Thank you master. May I have another."

If Americans had any guts left they'd break out the guillotines for the wealthy leeches who have been enriching themselves on American blood & sweat for decades.
It will never happen though.
Americans are so far into fantasy land with video games & pointless sports addictions & celebrity worship that they won't notice the corn-holing they're about to get until it's much too late.

I'd bet that the military will miraculously escape the chopping block. They always do. Eisenhower warned everyone about the military/industrial complex 49 years ago and nobody listened.

For about 15 minutes on 911, I entertained the idea that America just might wake from its slumber after seeing so many Americans die while their multi-trillion dollar military sat on its thumbs and rotated. It was amazing how an industry that bills itself as "defense" managed to defend no one on that day.

But no, we just climbed back on that red, white & blue leech & fed it more fucking money & gleefully sent it off to murder somebody. It was completely & utterly irrelevant who that somebody was. The really funny bit is that that somebody will most likely be us in the near future.

Irony. Black as night irony. Learn to love it America. Learn to wrap your mouths around its pecker & suck for all your worth. Because that's all we have left here in the land of the overweight & the home of the stupid.

I found this bit written by Jung, and while it was aimed at Communist state dictatorships, it is eerily prescient in describing the 21st century American corporate state.

Then, of course, there's Killing Joke, who are as relevant today as they were during Reagan's tenure as Commander & Thief.

A Compelling Reason For Full 911 Disclosure

This way accidents like the one shown above could be avoided because anyone skillful enough to bring the Twin Towers down into their own footprint could easily drop a big smokestack.

Then again, maybe we need to start hiring "crazy Muslim terrorist pilots" for building demolition work.

Of course, they could just deny there was ever a tower there and then blame the video on CGI hoaxers, while the smoke plume could just be the vapor trail from a passing jumbo jet.

In the new virtually real America the possibilities are endless.

Monday, November 8, 2010

More Fun At Yahoo's Expense

This lovely chunk of journalistic bowel movement is featured on my Yahoo page today.

PARAMUS, N.J. – The Goodwill store in this middle-class New York suburb is buzzing on a recent weekend afternoon. A steady flow of shoppers comb through racks filled with second-hand clothes, shoes, blankets and dishes.

A few years ago, opening a Goodwill store here wouldn't have made sense. Paramus is one of the biggest ZIP codes in the country for retail sales. Shoppers have their pick of hundreds of respected names like Macy's and Lord &Taylor along this busy highway strip.

But in the wake of the Great Recession, the stigma attached to certain consumer behavior has fallen away. What some people once thought of as lowbrow, they now accept - even consider a frugal badge of honor.

Now, I won't even get into how Americans have become little more than logo branded cattle, whose self image & self esteem is intimately tied into the products they buy.
Nor will I get into how they've allowed themselves to be misled into believing the "freedom" they send their kids to murder & die for amounts to little more than choices between brand names.
I also will avoid pointing out that the "name brand" clothing they covet is made in the same sweatshops as the "lowbrow" clothing they shun.

What caught my eye was this little editor's note that stood out like a big zit on a teenager's forehead.

EDITOR'S NOTE - The Great Recession has been over for nearly a year and a half, and the economy is slowly growing again. But many of the drastic changes that Americans made in how they spend money have endured - and may be here to stay, some economists think.

Now, if I read this right, the illustrious editors at Associated Press are trying to say that the shock waves caused by the looting of the American piggy bank and the massive job hemorrhage that accompanied it was over by March of 2009.

Hmmm...that's almost funny. Except it isn't.

If anyone still clings to the illusion that the news media is in business to inform us, this bit of editorial myth making should put a bullet in the head of that zombified illusion.

It's quite apparent that our news media has only one function, and that function is cheerleading for a system that is as much of a walking dead man as its cheerleaders.

It appears that the editors at AP are insinuating that this new found American frugality is completely unnecessary & irrational. In other words, our truth disseminating current event wonks seem to be telling America that a more rational course to follow would be a return to spree spending & brand name worship because there really isn't anything to worry about.

I'm sure this lump of stinky poo masquerading as information is exactly what our greed infected corporate masters would love to see happen. It would give them a chance to squeeze the last tiny drops of blood from our already bled out stone.

It wouldn't have been any more blatant if they would have put this in the article instead:

EDITOR'S NOTE - Go back to sleep America. There's no cause for alarm. There's nothing to see here. Don't worry about a thing. Then, after a nice comfy nap, arouse yourself just enough to toddle off to the mall & go shopping. While your at it, make sure you spend way beyond your means because that's the American Dream, owning shit you can't afford. It's our lifestyle & our birthright god damn it.

You'll have to excuse me now, I feel a bout of extreme nausea coming on.

That public men publish falsehoods
Is nothing new. That America must accept
Like the historical republics corruption and empire
Has been known for years.

Be angry at the sun for setting
If these things anger you. Watch the wheel slope and turn,
They are all bound on the wheel, these people, those warriors.
This republic, Europe, Asia.

Observe them gesticulating,
Observe them going down. The gang serves lies, the passionate
Man plays his part; the cold passion for truth
Hunts in no pack.

You are not Catullus, you know,
To lampoon these crude sketches of Caesar. You are far
From Dante's feet, but even farther from his dirty
Political hatreds.

Let boys want pleasure, and men
Struggle for power, and women perhaps for fame,
And the servile to serve a Leader and the dupes to be duped.
Yours is not theirs.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Fine Art Of Misdirection

Lately, I've been paying close attention to my Yahoo home page. More specifically, I've been interested in how the news stories chosen conceal much more than they reveal. I realize this is nothing new or particularly shocking, but I find it a source of continual fascination.

The latest story to catch my eye involved President Obama's visit to Asia. The headline reads:

Obama calls India creator, not poacher, of US jobs

The opening paragraph goes on to set the surreal tone of the article:

Searching for help half a world away, President Barack Obama on Saturday embraced India as the next jobs-creating giant for hurting Americans, not a cheap-labor rival that outsources opportunity from the United States.

Seriously, is Obama kidding? He can't possibly believe this load of horseshit, can he? The idea that, somehow, India will magically return jobs to the US seems too absurd for words.
Yet there the words are, flowing from the messianic lips of our president.

"There still exists a caricature of India as a land of call centers and back offices that cost American jobs. That's a real perception. Just around this table you're seeing billions of dollars in orders from U.S. companies, tens of thousands of jobs being supported. We're a potential that has barely been scratched."

Sprinkled amongst Obama's surreal Indian job creation pronouncements are examples of the president's gooey & chewy humanitarian center. For example, he uses his stay at the luxurious Taj Mahal hotel, scene of the 2008 "terrorist" massacre, to quietly reflect with first lady Michelle over the names of the dead, muttering "we'll never forget" as if America can remember where it left its car keys let alone any historical occurrence of any significance.

Mr. Obama also paid a visit Ghandi's home.

The president also celebrated the life of a personal hero, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a father of Indian independence and model of peaceful activism. The Obamas spent time at the home-turned-museum where Gandhi once lived. They signed personal messages into the guest book and pledged to bring their daughters, Sasha and Malia, back one day.

Gosh, isn't he a swell fellow? Lionizing Ghandi and his "peaceful activism?
It's enough to bring a tear to the eye, isn't it?

Here's a photo of their guest book widom:

Notice that Obama's entry starts out "I am filled with hope...," which I find, for some strange reason, to be incredibly fucking funny.
After all, there's nothing like immortalizing those once in a lifetime hero-worshipping opportunities with a bit of your old marketing campaign, eh?

Of course, all of this is complete bullshit, and not particularly noteworthy bullshit at that. But what struck me as odd is that this bit of spin laden PR fluff stayed at the top of my Yahoo page for two days.

Tonight I found out why. I saw this over at the Secret Sun blog and it explained so much.

So, the lover of peaceful activism is personally ushering through the sale of $5 billion in military hardware? How cute.
So that's what he means by untapped potential, eh?

Once again the Fairy Tale Prince, divested of all glamour & spin, turns out to be a big, green, warty frog.

Amazing, isn't it?


The bankers and the boards of directors, the politicians and the preachers were already putting the commandments of the Liber Al into practice, and they've only become incalculably more 'willful' since Crowley's death.

Their genius has been to mouth the pabulum and the platitudes of Western liberal democracy while taking a daily jackhammer to its foundations. They work literally around the clock to destroy nationhood, personhood and autonomy, while throwing us off the scent with the mewling drivel of their babbling witch doctors, their televised talking heads and their postmodern puppets in the Professoriate.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Spinning and spinning in the widening gyre

ATHENS, Greece – Small mail bombs exploded outside the Russian and Swiss embassies in Athens Tuesday and police destroyed at least three more as they tried to halt a wave of attacks on foreign missions blamed on far-left domestic extremists.

Authorities closed down sections of the capital and checked dozens of potential targets, while all embassies were given additional police security.

No group claimed responsibility for the attacks, which caused no injuries. No warning was given. No link has been made with the recently discovered Yemen-based mail bomb plot, which used much more powerful devices.

The attacks began Monday when a mail bomb addressed to the Mexican embassy exploded at a delivery service in central Athens, lightly wounding one worker.

Authorities searched surrounding streets and arrested two suspects shortly after the blast. They were carrying mail bombs addressed to French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the Belgian Embassy, along with handguns and bullets in waist pouches. One wore body armor, a wig and a baseball cap.

Police detonated the bombs along with a fourth device found at a delivery company and addressed to the Dutch Embassy.

One of the suspects was wanted in connection with an investigation into a radical anarchist group known as Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire, which has claimed responsibility for a spate of small bomb and arson attacks over the past two years.

That was a masterful bit of spin, wasn't it?
The Associated Press managed to equate alleged left wing radicals, incensed at their country's raping by financial elites, with Muslim terrorists, even though no connection exists.

The article goes on to say:

Greece has a vocal anarchist political fringe that opposes most forms of state authority — particularly the police and party democracy — and as well as capitalism and globalization.

In recent decades, small radical anarchist or nihilist groups have staged attacks ranging from nighttime car burnings to bomb and gunfire attacks on symbols of state power and wealth — including the U.S. embassy in Athens.

Three people have died in hits claimed by anarchist or far-left groups since early 2009, and police have arrested more than a dozen suspected militants.

The attacks surged after the December 2008 fatal shooting by police of an Athens teenager, which led to days of rioting throughout Greece.

Much of the unrest harks back to the sharp postwar divide between right and left, which led to a civil war and a seven-year military dictatorship. Although a student uprising succeeded in ending military rule in 1974, there are still tensions between Greece's security establishment and a phalanx of deeply entrenched leftist groups that often protest against globalization and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Once again, the AP spinsters play fast & loose with reality. The "sharp postwar divide" was encouraged & exploited by the US. The military junta was funded and controlled by the US. In fact, Europe was infected with unseen right wing parasites, known as the Gladio Network, who were entirely run by the US and who specialized in killing people and then blaming the left.

Of course, the inclusion of this information might muddy the "anarchist = anti-capitalist = Muslim = bloodthirsty terrorist" connection the AP seems to be going for here.

Yahoo manages to keep things moving in the same direction by placing this story next:

Yemen hunts bomb suspect, oil pipe attacked

SANAA (Reuters) – Yemen launched a major operation on Tuesday to arrest a Saudi bomb maker accused of being behind a foiled bomb plot involving U.S.-bound parcels as the poverty-hit Muslim nation came under pressure to find those responsible.

They also manage to up the ante a bit by adding the US as a possible terrorist target.
So now we have "bloodthirsty anarchist anti-capitalist Muslim terrorists coming to a strip mall near you America." All done without any connection actually existing. Of course, these days innuendo is as good as proof to the average American who probably can't spell "innuendo" & "manipulation," and who is completely ignorant of the detailed history behind illusions like this one.

Apparently I'm not the only one with a low opinion of human intelligence since Yahoo continues with this article:

Police: Shots fired at Coast Guard office in Va.

Its inclusion ensures that the average Yahoo reading American Yahoo doesn't make the mistake of thinking that it can't happen here in the good ol' US of A, because it already is happening.

In other words, "Be afraid America. Just make sure you're afraid of the right people. The people we, your elite masters, tell you to fear. That way you won't have to fear the folk who are actually ass raping you with a red white and blue ax handle; namely us, your elite masters."

And the band plays on...