Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This comforts you, possibly?

This comforts you, possibly?

This comforts you, possibly? The idea and the practice of demeaning and reducing someone who responds to your statement negatively is a dead-end, as I am sure you have already realized. 

Apparently you have progressed further through the education system, and thrived to a certain extent, possibly as a public employee bureaucrat. Congratulations. 

Voting republican, and supporting the sort of environment current republicans are exhibiting, however, is extremely dangerous to the longevity of the environment that you thrived in and indeed for the country as a whole. 

More later. They're passing the bong around at the Food Stamp orgy.



"I apologize to the American people." HHS Secretary Sebelious in her opening statement to Congress. Showing integrity by admitting wrongness knowing she would be penalized for it, immediately and publicly. 

No transparency, no integrity, no competence from our executive and legislative branches as evidenced by HHS hearing

"Hold me responsible, Congresswoman. I am responsible."

Secretary Sebelius to Congresswoman today. 

Integrity as defined by the OED: 


Syllabification: (in·teg·ri·ty)
Pronunciation: /inˈtegritē/


  • 1the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness:he is known to be a man of integrity
  • 2the state of being whole and undivided:upholding territorial integrity and national sovereignty
  •  the condition of being unified, unimpaired, or sound in construction:the structural integrity of the novel
  •  internal consistency or lack of corruption in electronic data:[as modifier]:integrity checking


late Middle English (sense 2): from French intégrité or Latinintegritas, from integer 'intact' (see integer). Compare withentiretyintegral, and integrate

integrity in other Oxford dictionaries

Definition of integrity in the British & World English dictionary

I believe the Secretary. Furthermore, I believe that it took great discipline to listen and respond respectfully, almost without exception, under the force of determined discourtesy.
This comforts you, possibly?

Friday, October 25, 2013

God Dammit, LACMA!

God Dammit, LACMA!

It took a hell of a lot to get me there to the museum gates on Wednesday.

When your monkey in a cheap suit turned me away.

"Closed. Private function."

Fuck you for turning me away from the County Art Museum for some rich cats
private function.

Fuck him, too.

God Dammit, LACMA!

Monday, October 14, 2013

"Where's your health insurance now, Moses?"

"Where's your health insurance now, Moses?"

Chuck Lorre writes:

"Perhaps I've read too much science fiction, but I can't help thinking that the way out of this protracted battle over universal health care is a good ol' Edgar Allan Poe/Michael Crichton-style plague. Who's going to bicker over access to medical care or insurance deductibles if one wet cough from a busboy kills all the rack o' lamb-eating small government advocates in the restaurant? Who's going to fight against pre-existing condition coverage when it becomes frighteningly clear that we are all, rich and poor, smart and stupid, cute and inbred, swimming in the exact same bacterial soup? I'm betting no one. Because when that day happens, helping a sick person get well will not be an act of mercy or generosity. It will be the very definition of selfishness. And if history has taught us anything, selfishness rocks the casbah. Of course, there is plenty of sci-fi literature that takes this story down an even darker path. It involves everyone with a wet cough getting rounded up at gunpoint and trucked into "rehabilitation camps" in North Dakota. A privileged young man, raised on rack o' lamb, sees their suffering and sacrifices himself in order to lead them to a free clinic in Canada. When things are looking particularly grim in their march out of viral bondage, a small government advocate smiles cruelly and says to the young man, "Where's your health insurance now, Moses?"

"Where's your health insurance now, Moses?"

Monday, October 7, 2013

Ron Darling, Major League Death

Ron Darling, Major League Death

Is there any way to tell which games TBS and the TV crew that called tonight's game, will return?

I know Vinny has spoiled me, but Ripken is stiff as hell, and Darling is a goddamn cyborg ape.

Tonight he was repeatedly denouncing any player from expressing frustration, ever.

Ronald Belasario had a crappy couple of batters, got pulled and reacted by throwing his glove in frustration. Darling went on a nonsense harangue articulating his non-understanding and intolerance for these actions.

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Ron Darling, Major League Death

Friday, October 4, 2013

Film Review -- Gravity, Alfonso Cuaron, Dir.

Film Review -- Gravity, Alfonso Cuaron, Dir. 

Gravity (Warner Bros. 2013 Sandra Bullock, George Clooney)

I used to hate so many more things. Now that I have seen this film, I have one less despicable item on my list. I no longer hate film directors named Cuaron. I used to think it ostentatious to leave off the accent mark if you have one in your name, but now I just do it, too.

And don't get me started on movies in general, 'cause I don't really want to get into all that. I just want to tell you about some of the madman stuff that this guy Cuaron pulls off when he tells this story about a couple of astronauts, or something, when they get into trouble about a million miles up above the Earth.

Actually I don't even want to do that. This film is so good, I don't even want to take the risk of dropping it down in your estimation with my words, 'cause I don't always choose mine so well. So, see the film. 3D. As close as possible. Then get back here and post.

Douglas Douglas

Film Review -- Gravity, Alfonso Cuaron, Dir.