Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Rod Boyce, Sarah Palin, Todd Palin, Apology, Rod Boyce Apology, Managing Editor

Rod Boyce. Let's keep Rod Boyce in mind this week just in case he's googling himself.

Derrion Albert: Another Black Conservative and Derrion Albert


Another Black Condervative, Clifton B. says:
I cannot tell you how sick and tired I am of seeing, hearing or reading about black on black violence. Look up the statistics of black on black crime and your eyes will pop out of your head. Despite these alarming numbers, black leaders of today seem to have the most tepid response to the issue.
. . .
As you are all well aware, I have no love for Obama’s whacked out Socialist polices. However, I do have great respect for Obama as a role model for the black community. He is educated, he clearly loves and respects his wife and he is a good and providing father to his children. He has spoken to blacks about the importance of education, the need to strive and fatherhood. As President of the United States, Obama is in a unique and possibly once in a lifetime position to finally bring attention to black on black violence.
For ABC the words are sick and tired.
For me, the word this week is wearied.
My old heart is weary of being broken by stuff like this.
Eff. It hurts. Even from this distance.
Get up, Derrion. Get up.

You've all heard me saying similar
stuff regarding President Obama's
strong stance as a father and
family man.
When he and his gang'o'losers
were snatching scholarships from the parents and the
school kids in the District of Columbia earlier this year,
and yeah, that was: Administration Policy,
when he was kicking kids to the curb,
while his own perfect beauties were registering for I Forget The Name Private School - -
at that time I said this to you (last March):
Look, it's clear he's a devoted father and family man, our President Obama. What about his power to affect the families of others in a positive way? Why else seek the job? Affect away. It's only a few million$ for these kids.

ABC suggests this -- n-o-w -- as the time for our President Obama --
I'll add here: AND his First Lady Michelle --
to address this black on black on black on black blackness violence.
You want one'o'those "teachable" moment thingies?
Grab this, Mr. President of Purple America.

I'm not as hopeful as ABC.
The way Obama and his Democrats
slashed'n'snatched vouchers from black kids
in Washington D.C. leaves me
knowing they really don't care.
They just don't. If they cared, they'd do.
They're all talk and no do. All feel and no act.
They'd rather stick it to a white cop in Cambridge than
help a black child break free. That's their tired focus.
No one'll be happier than me to be proven wrongo.

Earlier Derrion right here.
Get up Derrion. Get up.

And hey, not every body will stand up to take a bullet for another, but let us not forget, the vast majority of young black men are more like this than that, more like Kaleb then Silvonus; more like Kaleb than Jesse Jackson; more like Kaleb than Al Sharpton; more like Kaleb than "Rev." Wright; more like Kaleb than Kanye...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sgt. Jermaine Nelson

Thank you for your service, Sgt. Nelson.


“We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”
-- G. Orwell

Please do forgive us for allowing the asses to doubt you.









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Speaking of asses: Perdona me, por favor, pero: Eat shit, Murtha, tu perro.
Sorry 'bout my newish use of vulgarity. They're just bringing it out of me lately.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Derrion Albert -- Soweto?

Video: Teen Attacked, Beaten to Death in Black Teen on Black Teen Rampage
Nah, not Soweto.
That ain't South Africa. If it were, they'd be necklacing (can you say Winnie Mandela?) instead of beating on boys -- killing innocent beauties -- with big ole Chicago planks.
That's Chicago.
The south side of Chicago.
The "For the first time in my adult life I'm proud to be an American" side of Chicago.
The Jesse "Heimytown" Jackson/Jesse Jackson Junior./the Jesse Operation PUSH side of Chicago.
The Farrakhan/Nation of Islam side of Chicago.
The Fr. Pfleger side of Chicago.
The Reverend Wright/Trinity Church side of Chicago.
The Skip "Yo Mama" Gates -- wait, he's in Cambridge. Nevermind.
The Obama/Acorn side of Chicago.
That would be the odd, kooky, insane, pathetic, creepy, hater, poseur, stinking side of Chicago, coincidentally the south side of Chicago, where all of them Community Organizin' chickens be comin' home to roost.

God bless Chicago? Goddamn Chicago.

Derrion Albert Derrion Albert
Derrion Albert Derrion Albert
Derrion Albert Derrion Albert
Derrion Albert Derrion Albert

Get up Derrion. Get up.

God help us all.






Unless it's a fake stop on the way to Afghanistan, I guess it is more important that our President, our First Lady and our Oprah do their oddly mad dash over to Copenhagen to get those Olympics games (hmmmm) to streets of Chicago rather than to look look looksee at what's really happening in the real world, or, on the real streets of their real Chicago.
To coin a phrase: You're doing a heck of a job, Brownie.

It a hip hop thang.

Later we can address the commentary of the video camera operators.
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Perps. Here ya go.
Don't know, don't care.

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And summing it all up nicely: A memorial was erected on the spot where Albert was killed, but then someone burned it down.
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Fake stop en route thought added 7 a.m. 9/30. Wouldn't that be sweet.
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Rod Boyce: We're Sorry

Contento apologizes to Rod Boyce. Click here for sincere apology to Rod Boyce

Interlude de Musicale

Sunday, September 27, 2009

My Smile Is Consistently Psychotic, His Isn't

Looking happy, Mr. President. And who can blame you?

Barack Obama's amazingly consistent smile from Eric Spiegelman on Vimeo.




Contento? As is said: Can't always tell by looking at his face, but Contento's a happy man.
El Presidente? El opposito.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Schlitz Art


IowaHawk Reminds Us:

No, my friends, the stakes are too high. We in the Arts community must confront these vulgarian bullies and let them know that ART WILL NOT BE SILENCED.








Thanks, BH.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Shabbat Shalom

Acoupla Perfect Paragraphs

Friday, September 25, 2009
Amateurs. Incompetents. Ideologues. Full-time politicians turned half-wit government officials. Brilliant leftists who, confronted with the real world, are exposed as clueless idiots and children.

It's going to be a long time until January 2013. Will the millions of American voters who should have known better, but who were taken in by Obama's sham, have stopped thinking 'Wow!' by at least November 2012?
Camus wrote:
There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.
I'm just saying.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Trig's Mom

Today I, Contento, must apologize to Rod Boyce personally and on behalf of the Boom3 and the Boom3 bumpsins for the choice of words used on the bottom of today's post regarding Rodney's physical characteristics. Rod, do forgive me. My sincerity matches yours.

We used offensive language — “balding, small-dicked, no-sac, four-eyed geek” — next to a small photograph of the balding, small-dicked, no-sac, four-eyed geek editrix of an Alaskan "news"paper -- a paper which not only slammed Governor Mrs. Todd Palin in the crudest of archaicly derogatory terms, but also used the opportunity of its apology to repeat the slam.

Say that to Mr. Todd Palin's face, Rod, willya. Then report on that. Meanwhile:
Palin’s Hong Kong Speech: I Can See Insanity From My Newsroom
by John Ziegler
You would think at this point it would be impossible for anyone (especially me) to be stunned or outraged by anything the news media tries to pull when it comes to Sarah Palin. After all, once you have been exposed to a year-long brutal beating, one tends to become numb to a simple low blow. However, the news coverage of her Hong Kong speech still managed to spark the senses on several levels. 







I don't kid myself that you'll read this, but ya oughtta.
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Hmmmm. One balding, small-dicked, no-sac, four-eyed geek apologizes for "mistake":
Today I must apologize to Mrs. Palin personally and on behalf of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner for the choice of words used on the bottom of Wednesday’s front page regarding her speaking engagement in Hong Kong this week to a group of global investors.
We used offensive language — “A broad in Asia” — above a small photograph of the former governor to direct readers inside the newspaper to a full story of her Hong Kong appearance.
Apology not accepted, Rodney.

Rod Boyce.

Heh, You Wanted Change, You Got It

Obama - Biden Administration Will Cut Border Patrol Deployed on U.S-Mexico Border
Thursday, September 24, 2009
(CNSNews.com) - Even though the Border Patrol now reports that almost 1,300 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border is not under effective control, and the Department of Justice says that vast stretches of the border are “easily breached,” and the Government Accountability Office has revealed that three persons “linked to terrorism” and 530 aliens from “special interest countries” were intercepted at Border Patrol checkpoints last year, the administration is nonetheless now planning to decrease the number of Border Patrol agents deployed on the U.S.-Mexico border
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Why Your Rosh Hashanah Greeting Rang So Hollow, Obambi

A real man gives a real speech.


Commentary at Commentary:
If the president’s speech was one of the more embarrassing and shameful displays by a U.S. President before the UN, then today brought a reminder of the power of moral clarity. Bibi Netanyahu delivered a scathing condemnation of those who sat and listened to Holocaust denier Ahmadinejad.
Loser.
Better to be feared than loved, country-wise.
Just 40 months to go. Jesus be a time machine.
Obama’s speech may someday stun historians–except, perhaps, for those aware he began his term by packing up the bust of Churchill and writing on it “Return to Sender.”
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And hey: ... ramshackle socialist dictatorships and Euro-bureaucracies may look good to some, but not around here.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Jacky Faber


A week late,
a week early
and in these hands ahora.
Excellente.
La Belle Jeune Fille Sans Merci.

Monday, September 21, 2009

National Endowment for the Arts


IowaHawk proves Bush did it too:

Dick Cheney:

Hell, if it wasn’t for the PR problems I would’ve asked for an NEA grant for shooting that guy in the face

Meanwhile



Here.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tubby Tubby 2 X 4

Stylist Quits In A Snit

The Fast and the furious:
Stylist at London Fashion Week resigns over designer Mark Fast's decision to use size 14 models
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

A furious back-stage row erupted at London Fashion Week
after a designer chose use 'normal-sized' models.
Mark Fast, who is known for his sculpted 'bodycon' dresses,
used three models of sizes 12 and 14 to showcase his designs
- which prompted his stylist -- who doesn't really like women
of any size -- to resign.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

You Might Be A Racist

Missourah again.

Film Actors Guild, If You Know What I Mean



Hey Demi, hey Ashton, why free only 1,000,000 from slavery in five years?
Why not free 5,000,000 slaves in 1 year?
Yes We Can!

Thanks, Missourah, sub section: I hate celebrities.

Matt Damon.

No Words

California’s War Dead
A
Abad, Roberto, Bell Gardens, August 06, 2004
Acosta, Genaro F., Fair Oaks, November 11, 2003
Acosta, Steven, Calexico, October 26, 2003
Adams, Shawn G., Dixon, July 22, 2007
Adams, Thomas Mullen, La Mesa, March 22, 2003
Ahearn, James M., Concord, July 05, 2007
Ailes, Jeramy A., Gilroy, November 15, 2004
Albrak, Omar M., San Diego, May 09, 2009
Alexeev, Alexandre A., Wilmington, May 28, 2007
Allen, Aaron M., Buellton, November 14, 2008
Allen, John E., Palmdale, March 17, 2007
Almazan, David Jimenez, Van Nuys, August 27, 2006
Alvarez, Nicanor Angel, San Bernardino, August 21, 2004
Anderson Jr., Michael D., Modesto, December 14, 2004
Andrews, Harley D., Yuba City, September 11, 2006
Anzack Jr., Joseph J., Torrance, May 23, 2007
Apineru, Faoa L., Yorba Linda, July 02, 2007
Aragon, John D., Antioch, June 12, 2008
Arellano Pandura, Carlos, Rosemead, January 20, 2006
Argel, Derek, Lompoc, May 30, 2005
Arroyave, Jimmy J., Woodland, April 15, 2004
Ashcraft, Evan Asa, West Hills, July 24, 2003
Axelson, Matthew G., Cupertino, July 10, 2005
Ayala, Alejandro, Riverside, November 18, 2007
Ayala, Luis G., South Gate, December 28, 2006
Ayon, Eric A., Arleta, April 09, 2004
Ayres III, Robert "Bobby" T., Los Angeles, September 29, 2007
B
Bachar, Salem, Chula Vista, April 13, 2006
Baez, Cesar O., Pomona, June 15, 2005
Ballard, Kenneth Michael, Mountain View, May 30, 2004
Balsley, Michael, Hayward, January 25, 2007
Bancroft, Matthew W., Burney, January 09, 2002
Barboza Flores, Pedro A., Glendale, July 11, 2009
Barnes, Rocco M., Los Angeles, June 04, 2009
Barnhill, Michael S., Folsom, May 28, 2005
Baro, Jeremiah A., Fresno, November 04, 2004
Baroncini, Jr., Lester Domenico, Bakersfield, October 15, 2006
Barraza, Ricardo, Shafter, March 18, 2006
Beckstrand, James L., Escondido, April 29, 2004
Bekowsky, Mick R., Concord, September 06, 2004
Bento, Anthony K., San Diego, September 24, 2007
Bertolino, Stephen A., Orange, November 29, 2003
Bisson, Jeffrey D., Vista, January 20, 2007
Bitz, Michael Edward, Ventura, March 23, 2003
Blanco, Joseph A., Bloomington, April 11, 2006
Blecksmith, James P., San Marino, November 11, 2004
Bocks, Phillip A., Truckee, November 09, 2007
Bolander, Bryan E., Hemet, April 29, 2008
Bolor, Kelly, Whittier, November 15, 2003
Bonifacio Jr., Jerry L., Vacaville, October 10, 2005
Borjas, Federico G., San Diego, October 16, 2008
Bosselmann, Kirk J., Napa, November 27, 2004
Bouchard, Nathan K., Wildomar, August 18, 2005
Bow, Jeremy D., Lemoore, October 30, 2004
Boyles, Aaron, Alameda, September 24, 2004
Brattain, Joel K., Yorba Linda, March 13, 2004
Brehm, Dale G., Turlock, March 18, 2006
Brewster, Bryan A., Fontana, May 05, 2006
Bridges, Michael P., Placentia, November 02, 2006
Bridges, Steven H., Tracy, December 08, 2003
Briones Jr., Pablito Pena, Anaheim, December 28, 2004
Brock, Sean Lee, Redondo Beach, February 02, 2005
Brown, Jeffery S., Trinity Center, August 09, 2006
Brown, Timothy W., Sacramento, November 14, 2006
Bryant, Todd J., Riverside, October 31, 2003
Burdick, Richard A., National City, December 10, 2003
Butterfield, Anthony E., Clovis, July 29, 2006
Buzzard, Jason J., Ukiah, June 21, 2006
C
Cady III, Frank L., Sacramento, October 10, 2007
Cagle, Daniel P., Carson, May 23, 2007
Caguioa, Mark R. C., Stockton, May 24, 2007
Capra, Anthony L., Hanford, April 09, 2008
Carrillo, Alejandro, Los Angeles, January 30, 2007
Carter, Lawrance J., Rancho Cucamonga, December 29, 2006
Carter, Mark T., Fallbrook, December 11, 2007
Casanova, Jose, El Monte, October 13, 2003
Casillas, Justin A., Dunnigan, July 04, 2009
Castellano, Stephen A., Long Beach, January 28, 2005
Castro, Jonathan, Corona, December 21, 2004
Catalan, Romel, Los Angeles, June 02, 2007
Causor Jr., Roberto "Junior", San Jose, July 07, 2007
Ceniceros, Manuel A., Santa Ana, June 26, 2004
Cervantes, Victor H., Stockton, June 10, 2005
Chao, Cornell C., Fullerton, January 28, 2007
Chappell, Jason K., Hemet, January 24, 2004
Chavez Jr., Javier, Cutler, February 09, 2006
Cherry, Marcus M., Imperial, April 06, 2004
Choe, Florence B., El Cajon, March 27, 2009
Chris, Andrew F., Poway, June 25, 2003
Clark, Arron R., Chico, December 05, 2003
Clark, Michael K., Sacramento, October 07, 2008
Clark, Ryan J., Lancaster, June 29, 2006
Coffelt, Ronald L., Fair Oaks, July 19, 2007
Cole, Jennifer L., American Canyon, August 02, 2008
Collins, Randy D., Long Beach, May 24, 2005
Colnot, Kyle A., San Dimas, April 22, 2006
Connolly, Ryan J., Santa Rosa, June 24, 2008
Contreras, Andres J., Huntington Park, July 15, 2006
Coon, James J., Walnut Creek, April 04, 2007
Corlew, Sean M., Thousand Oaks, June 12, 2002
Corniel, Marcelino Ronald, La Puente, December 31, 2005
Corpuz, Bernard P., Watsonville, June 11, 2006
Cotting, Grant A., Corona, January 24, 2009
Creed, Matthew W., Covina, October 22, 2006
Crocker, Ricardo A., Redondo Beach, May 26, 2005
Cronkrite, Brud J., Spring Valley, May 14, 2004
Crowley, Kyle D., San Ramon, April 06, 2004
Crutchfield, Michael J., Stockton, December 23, 2006
Cruz, Joseph, Whittier, October 15, 2005
Cunningham, Jason D., Camarillo, March 04, 2002
Curreri, Joseph F., Los Angeles, October 27, 2007
Cutter, Brian K., Riverside, May 13, 2004
D
Daclan Jr., Edgar P., Torrance, September 10, 2004
Daily, Mark J., Irvine, January 15, 2007
Dang, Andrew S., Foster City, March 22, 2004
Daugherty, Steven Phillip, Barstow, July 06, 2007
Davis, Zachariah S., Twentynine Palms, January 06, 2005
Davis Jr., Anthony J., Long Beach, April 23, 2005
Dayton, Kyle, El Dorado Hills, December 03, 2007
De La Paz, Armando A., Riverside, November 13, 2008
De Leon, Mario K. "Kawika", Petaluma, April 16, 2007
De Solenni, Bruno G., Crescent City, September 20, 2008
De la Pena-Hernandez, Esau I., La Puente, May 15, 2009
Delgado, George, Palmdale, March 24, 2008
Dewey, Brandon Christopher, Tracy, January 20, 2006
DiRaimondo, Michael A., Simi Valley, January 08, 2004
Diamond, Sean D., Dublin, February 15, 2009
Diaz Varela, Sergio R., Lomita, November 24, 2004
Dively, Duane W., Rancho California, June 22, 2005
Dix, William T., Culver City, April 27, 2008
Dominguez, Alejandro A., San Diego, June 25, 2008
Doria, Richwell A., San Diego, November 07, 2006
Dressler, Shawn E., Santa Maria, June 02, 2007
Dunlap, Brian E., Carmichael, September 24, 2005
Dunn II, Clayton G., Moreno Valley, May 26, 2007
Duplantier II, Arnold, Sacramento, June 22, 2005
E
Eischen, Nicholas D., Clovis, December 24, 2007
Elias, Elias, Glendora, December 23, 2006
Elizarraras, Emigdio E., Pico Rivera, February 28, 2006
Emanuel IV, William River, Stockton, July 08, 2004
Escobar, Sergio H., Pasadena, October 09, 2005
Espiritu, Allan M. Cundanga, Oxnard, November 01, 2005
Estep, Adam W., San Jose, April 29, 2004
Estrella, Michael A., Hemet, June 14, 2006
Evey, Jason M., Stockton, July 16, 2006
F
Farr, Clay P., Bakersfield, February 26, 2006
Farrar Jr., William A., Redlands, May 11, 2007
Ferrara, Matthew C., Torrance, November 09, 2007
Figueroa, Gabriel J., Baldwin Park, April 03, 2007
Figueroa, Luis A., Los Angeles, November 18, 2004
Fisher, Sean P., Santee, August 14, 2007
Flores-Mejia, Jose Ricardo, Santa Clarita, November 16, 2004
Fontanilla, Victor M., Stockton, May 17, 2007
Fracker, Dale E., Apple Valley, November 24, 2004
Frampton, Gregory M., Fresno, January 30, 2003
Franco, Jason, Corona, October 31, 2006
Freeman, Brian Scott, Temecula, January 20, 2007
Freeman Jr., Walter, Lancaster, April 04, 2007
Fuhrmann II, Ray M., Novato, August 18, 2005
G
Gagarin, Greg P., Los Angeles, June 03, 2007
Gage, Joseph A., Modesto, November 02, 2006
Gannon II, Richard J., Escondido, April 17, 2004
Garcia, Israel, Long Beach, July 13, 2008
Garcia, Jair De Jesus, Porter Ranch, August 01, 2008
Garcia, Victor A., Rialto, July 01, 2007
Garcia Jr., Alberto, Bakersfield, March 13, 2007
Garcia-Arana, Juan de Dios, Los Angeles, April 30, 2005
Gardner, Derek L., San Juan Capistrano, September 06, 2004
Garibay, Jose Angel, Costa Mesa, March 23, 2003
Garoutte, Erik T., Santee, October 19, 2007
Gasper, Frank J., Merced, May 25, 2008
Gathercole, Christopher, Santa Rosa, May 26, 2008
Gautier, Bryce E., Cypress, April 10, 2009
Geiger, Wayne M., Lone Pine, October 18, 2007
George, Jason E., Tehachapi, May 21, 2009
Geurin, Cory Ryan, Santee, July 15, 2003
Gibson, Christopher A., Simi Valley, April 17, 2004
Gideon, Nicolas H.J., Murrieta, July 06, 2009
Gifford, Micah S., Redding, December 07, 2006
Gil Orozco, Carlos E., San Jose, September 10, 2007
Glimpse, Marcus S., Huntington Beach, April 12, 2006
Gomez, Billy, Perris, October 27, 2004
Gonsalves, Chad, Turlock, February 13, 2006
Gonzales, Tony J., Newman, December 28, 2008
Gonzalez, Benjamin R., Los Angeles, May 29, 2004
Gonzalez, Jesus Angel, Indio, April 12, 2003
Gonzalez, Jorge Alonso, El Monte, March 23, 2003
Gonzalez, Mario D. "Danny", La Puente, November 14, 2006
Gonzalez, Victor A., Watsonville, October 13, 2004
Gonzalez-Iraheta, Felix G., Sun Valley, May 03, 2007
Granados, Cesar A., Le Grand, September 15, 2006
Graves, Joseph A., Discovery Bay, July 25, 2006
Griffin Jr., Darrell R., Alhambra, March 21, 2007
Grilley, Sean R., San Bernardino, October 16, 2003
Gudino, Sergio, Pomona, December 25, 2005
Guerra, Ernesto R., Long Beach, July 29, 2005
Guerrero, Salvador "Junior", Whittier, June 09, 2006
Gutierrez, Agustin, San Jacinto, March 29, 2007
Gutierrez, Jose, Lomita, March 21, 2003
Gutierrez-Rosales, Luis E., Bakersfield, July 18, 2007
Guy, Shakere T., Pomona, October 29, 2005
Guzman, Gabriel, Hornbrook, March 08, 2008
Guzman, Miguel A., Norwalk, May 02, 2008
H
Hagy Jr., Guy Stanley, Lodi, September 13, 2004
Hall, Bryan E., Elk Grove, April 10, 2009
Hallett, III, John L., Concord, August 25, 2009
Hancock, Michael S., Yreka, October 24, 2003
Hannon, Fernando Baxter, Wildomar, August 15, 2004
Hansen, Daniel L., Tracy, February 14, 2009
Harrell, William M., Placentia, April 08, 2004
Harris-Kelly III, Leroy, Azusa, April 20, 2004
Hart, David J., Lake View Terrace, January 08, 2008
Hayes, James F. "Fred", Barstow, November 06, 2005
Healy, James K., Hesperia, January 07, 2008
Hendrix, Jason R., Freedom, February 16, 2005
Henry, Raymond L., Anaheim, April 25, 2006
Heredia, Joseph J., Santa Maria, November 20, 2004
Heredia, Marisol, El Monte, September 07, 2007
Hernandez, Armando, Hesperia, August 01, 2004
Herrera, David L., Oceanside, January 28, 2006
Higgins, Andrew J., Hayward, June 05, 2007
Hill, Christopher K., Moorpark, March 11, 2004
Hill II, Raymond D., Turlock, October 29, 2005
Hiltz, Cory F., La Verne, June 28, 2007
Hines, Keicia M., Citrus Heights, January 14, 2004
Hodges, Erick J., Bay Point, November 10, 2004
Hogan, Donald J., San Clemente, August 26, 2009
Holguin Jr., Manuel J., Woodlake, July 15, 2006
Holke, Eric M., Crestline, July 15, 2007
Holley, Matthew J., San Diego, November 15, 2005
Hollopeter, Josiah W., San Diego, June 14, 2007
Horn, Sean, Irvine, June 19, 2004
House, John Daniel, Simi Valley, January 26, 2005
Howard, Merideth L., Alameda, September 08, 2006
Howell, George J., Salinas, December 21, 2007
Howey, Blake H., Glendora, February 18, 2007
Hubbard, Jared P., Clovis, November 04, 2004
Hubbard, Nathan C., Clovis, August 22, 2007
Hunt, Justin T., Riverside, July 06, 2004
Hutchison, Steven, Long Beach, May 10, 2009
Hyde, Daniel B., Modesto, March 07, 2009
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Idanan, Michael J., Chula Vista, November 19, 2005
Isshak, Daniel, Alta Loma, October 03, 2006
J
Jacobs, Morgen N., Santa Cruz, October 07, 2004
Jaenichen, Mary J., Temecula, May 09, 2008
James, William C., Huntington Beach, November 09, 2004
Jenkins, Troy David, Ridgecrest, April 24, 2003
Jimenez, Oscar, San Diego, April 11, 2004
Johnson, Allen C., Los Molinos, April 26, 2005
Johnson, Robert S., Seaside, December 21, 2004
Johnson, Stephen P., Covina, January 26, 2005
Johnson, Travon T., Palmdale, July 23, 2007
Johnson, Ty J., Elk Grove, April 04, 2006
Jones, Devon Demilo, San Diego, April 04, 2003
Jones-Huffman, Kylan A., Aptos, August 21, 2003
K
Kenyon, Rex C., El Segundo, January 16, 2006
Kim, Jang H., Placentia, November 13, 2006
Kim, Louis G., Hacienda Heights, February 20, 2007
Kim, Shin W., Fullerton, June 28, 2007
King, Janelle F., Merced, August 14, 2008
Kinser, Adam, Sacramento, January 29, 2004
Kiser, Timothy Craig, Redding, April 28, 2005
Klasno, Rhys W., Riverside, May 13, 2007
Knight, Marques I., San Juan Capistrano, September 06, 2008
Kowalczyk, Stephen M., San Diego, March 14, 2007
Kristensen, Erik S., San Diego, June 28, 2005
Kynoch, Joshua J., Santa Rosa, October 01, 2005
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La Bouff, Douglas A., La Puente, January 07, 2006
LaMont, Andrew David, Eureka, May 19, 2003
LaWare, Casey M., Redding, April 09, 2005
Landaker, Jared M., Big Bear City, February 07, 2007
Lane, Mitchell A., Lompoc, August 29, 2003
Langevin, Sean K.A., Walnut Creek, November 09, 2007
Larsen, Cole W., Canyon Country, November 13, 2004
Lau, Karina S., Livingston, November 02, 2003
Lawson, Isaac S., Sacramento, June 05, 2006
Layfield, Travis J., Fremont, April 06, 2004
Layton, James R., Riverbank, September 08, 2009
Lee, Bumrok, Sunnyvale, June 02, 2004
Lee, Samuel S., Anaheim, March 28, 2005
Legg, Cody R., Escondido, June 04, 2008
Legrand, Damon G., Lakeside, June 12, 2007
Leon, Christopher D., Lancaster, June 20, 2006
Long, Bunny, Modesto, March 10, 2006
Lopez, Edgar Edelberto, Los Angeles, August 28, 2004
Lopez, Hugo R., La Habra, January 27, 2006
Lu, Victor R., Los Angeles, November 13, 2004
Lucente, John A. "JT", Grass Valley, November 16, 2005
Lucio Ramirez, Angel De Jesus, Pacoima, November 11, 2006
Luna, Kevin M., Oxnard, January 27, 2005
Lusk II, Joe Fenton, Reedley, January 21, 2005
M
Madero, Vincent A., Port Hueneme, October 17, 2007
Madore Jr., Ronnie G., San Diego, February 14, 2007
Magnani, Patrick D., Walnut Creek, September 04, 2007
Manibog, Michael T., Alameda, February 08, 2008
Manzano Jr., Pablo, Heber, August 25, 2003
Marcus Jr., Lyndon A., Long Beach, May 03, 2004
Marenco-Reyes, Douglas Jose, Chino, May 18, 2003
Mariano, Jude C., Vallejo, February 10, 2004
Mariano, Robbie M., Stockton, January 05, 2006
Marin Jr., Atanacio Haro, Baldwin Park, June 03, 2003
Marshall, John W., Los Angeles, April 08, 2003
Martin, Timothy P., Pixley, February 08, 2008
Martinez, Jesse Jack, Tracy, July 14, 2004
Martinez, Michael J., Chula Vista, June 28, 2007
Martinez Flores, Francisco Abraham, Duarte, March 25, 2003
Martinez Salazar, Roberto L., Long Beach, February 04, 2006
Martinez-Luis, Trinidad R., Los Angeles, November 28, 2004
Martino, Michael D., Oceanside, November 02, 2005
Mattero, Joshua P., Chula Vista, July 24, 2007
Mayhan, Ryan L., Hawthorne, December 21, 2006
McCaffrey Sr., Patrick R., Tracy, June 22, 2004
McCleery, Jeremiah P., Portola, May 02, 2009
McDowell, David L., Ramona, April 29, 2008
McFall, Thomas M., Glendora, May 28, 2007
McGee, Thomas P., Hawthorne, July 06, 2007
McKinney, Hannah L. Gunterman, Redlands, September 04, 2006
Melia, Anthony C., Thousand Oaks, January 27, 2007
Mendoza, Antonio, Santa Ana, June 03, 2005
Mendoza, Giann C. Joya, North Hollywood, June 28, 2007
Menusa, Joseph, San Jose, March 27, 2003
Menyweather, Eddie E., Los Angeles, November 23, 2003
Mercado, Raul, Monrovia, January 07, 2006
Merlo, Ivan E., San Marcos, January 08, 2008
Meyer, Brandon A., Orange, January 28, 2008
Meza, Gilberto A., Oxnard, October 06, 2007
Mier, Eliu A., San Clemente, January 31, 2004
Mihalakis, Michael G., San Jose, December 26, 2003
Millard, Gregory N., San Diego, May 26, 2007
Milo, Avealalo, Hayward, October 04, 2007
Mitchell, Michael W., Porterville, April 04, 2004
Mitchell, Sean K., Monterey, July 07, 2007
Mizener, Jesse D., Auburn, January 07, 2004
Molina Bautista, Jorge A., Rialto, May 23, 2004
Moncada, Raul, Madera, April 13, 2009
Monsoor, Michael A., Garden Grove, September 29, 2006
Montes, Luis A., El Centro, September 07, 2006
Monzon Jr., Milton M., Los Angeles, July 24, 2005
Moore, Christopher Lee, Alpaugh, May 19, 2007
Moore, Jason William, San Marcos, May 19, 2003
Moore, Keith J., San Francisco, October 14, 2006
Mora, Jose L., Bell Gardens, October 24, 2003
Mora, Michelangelo A., Arroyo Grande, May 14, 2004
Mora Jr., Arthur A., Pico Rivera, October 19, 2005
Morales, Jason M., Montebello, April 18, 2007
Morgan, Dwight J., Mendocino, January 19, 2002
Morrow, Jason W., Riverside, June 27, 2006
Morton, Cherie Lynn, Bakersfield, April 20, 2008
Muy, Veashna, Los Angeles, June 23, 2005
N
Nakamura, Paul T., Santa Fe Springs, June 19, 2003
Nason, Christopher G., Los Angeles, November 23, 2003
Navarro Arellano, Juana, Ceres, April 08, 2006
Neubauer, Paul C., Oceanside, September 23, 2005
Nguyen, Tung M., Tracy, November 14, 2006
Noble, Daniel S., Whittier, July 24, 2007
Nolasco, Marcos O., San Diego, May 18, 2004
Nunez, David, Los Angeles, May 29, 2008
Nurre, Joseph C., Wilton, August 21, 2005
O
O'Day, Patrick Terence, Santa Rosa, March 25, 2003
O'Donohoe, Justin L., San Diego, May 05, 2006
Oceguera, Alex, San Bernardino, October 31, 2006
Ojeda, Ramon C., Ramona, May 01, 2004
Olson, Nicholas P., Novato, September 18, 2007
Olvera, Javier, Palmdale, August 08, 2009
Ornsby-Adkins, Jay-D H., Ione, April 28, 2007
Orosco, Adrian N., Corcoran, December 09, 2005
Orozco, Osbaldo, Delano, April 25, 2003
Ortega, Elijah M., Oxnard, September 26, 2005
Ottolini, Michael C., Sebastopol, November 10, 2004
P
Packer, Steven M., Clovis, May 17, 2007
Padilla Aleman, Geovani, South Gate, April 02, 2006
Paine, Mark C., Lafayette, October 15, 2006
Palmer, Christopher L., Sacramento, August 21, 2005
Palmer, Joshua M., Banning, April 08, 2004
Palmer II, Charles O., Manteca, May 05, 2007
Paniagua-Morales, Jose A., Bell Gardens, March 07, 2008
Parker, Daniel R., Lake Elsinore, August 12, 2003
Parkerson III, Harvey Emmett, Yuba City, August 18, 2004
Paton, Jason L., Poway, August 22, 2007
Payne, Cameron K., Corona, June 11, 2007
Payton, George J., Culver City, November 14, 2004
Pena Medina, Abraham D., Los Angeles, April 27, 2004
Pena-Romero, Jorge Luis, Fallbrook, July 16, 2005
Peralta, Rafael, San Diego, November 15, 2004
Perez, Andres H., Santa Cruz, November 14, 2004
Perez, Geoffrey, Los Angeles, August 15, 2004
Perez, Jose R., Ontario, October 18, 2006
Perez Jr., Richard A., Las Vegas, Nev., February 10, 2005
Perry, David S., Bakersfield, August 10, 2003
Perry, Joseph W., Alpine, October 02, 2006
Pickard, Joshua D., Merced, December 19, 2006
Pineda, Carlos, Los Angeles, June 24, 2005
Pollard, Justin W., Foothill Ranch, December 30, 2003
Portell, Benjamin B., Bakersfield, December 26, 2007
Probst, Michael S., Irvine, February 14, 2006
Prosser, Brian Cody, Frazier Park, December 05, 2001
R
Ragimov, Mourad, San Diego, January 26, 2005
Ramirez, Eric U., San Diego, February 12, 2004
Ramirez, Rogelio A., Pasadena, August 26, 2007
Ramsey, Jacob I., Hesperia, April 10, 2009
Rangel, Jose C., Fresno, January 23, 2005
Rapp, Robert T., Sonora, March 03, 2008
Ravago IV, Rel A., Glendale, November 23, 2003
Razani, Omead H., Los Angeles, August 27, 2004
Reali, Regina C., Fresno, December 23, 2005
Regalado, Jose, Los Angeles, November 12, 2008
Retmier, Marc A., Hemet, June 18, 2008
Retzer, Thomas E., San Diego, June 25, 2003
Reyes, Daniel F., San Diego, July 31, 2007
Reynosa Suarez, Rafael, Santa Ana, May 29, 2004
Richardson, William D., Moreno Valley, April 03, 2005
Rimes, Garrywesley Tan, Santa Maria, April 01, 2005
Roberson, Jeffrey G., Barstow, November 28, 2006
Roberts, Derek T., Gold River, June 14, 2007
Roberts, Neil C., Woodland, March 04, 2002
Robinson, Fernando D., Hawthorne, October 02, 2006
Rodriguez, Jose F. Gonzalez, Norwalk, May 12, 2003
Rodriguez Jr., Jaime, Carpinteria, July 26, 2007
Rojas, Michael M., Fresno, April 18, 2007
Romero, Ramon, Huntington Park, August 22, 2005
Roodhouse, Edwin William, San Jose, December 05, 2004
Roque, Lester G., Torrance, November 10, 2007
Rosacker, Randal Kent, San Diego, March 23, 2003
Rosales Lomeli, Victor A., Westminster, April 13, 2004
Rose, Christopher D., San Francisco, June 29, 2006
Rosema, Adam J., Pasadena, March 14, 2007
Rowe, Blue C., Whittier, May 26, 2009
Ruoff Jr., Michael L., Yosemite, July 01, 2007
S
Salas, Rudy, Baldwin Park, May 20, 2004
Salazar, William I., Canoga Park, October 15, 2004
Salazar Jr., Bruce C., Tracy, July 06, 2007
Salcido, Rudy A., La Puente, November 09, 2006
Sanchez, Oscar, Modesto, December 29, 2004
Sandoval-Flores, Felipe D., Los Angeles, April 02, 2006
Santee, Daniel J., Mission Viejo, April 14, 2007
Santos, Luis D., Rialto, June 08, 2006
Sare, Charles O., Hemet, October 23, 2006
Saxton, Stephen P., Temecula, May 03, 2005
Scheile, Daniel Ronald, Antioch, September 24, 2005
Schmidt, Peter W., Eureka, November 13, 2007
Seigart, Carl Leonard, San Luis Obispo, February 14, 2007
Sellen Jr., Dennis L., Newhall, February 11, 2007
Shea, Timothy M., Sonoma, August 25, 2005
Sheehan, Casey, Vacaville, April 04, 2004
Shuder, Brad S., El Dorado Hills, April 12, 2004
Shumney, Dustin M., Benicia, January 26, 2005
Sickels, Kenneth L., Apple Valley, September 27, 2004
Sigua, William M., Los Altos Hills, January 31, 2007
Silva, Alfredo B., Calexico, September 15, 2005
Silva, Eduardo S., Greenfield, June 09, 2009
Silva, Erik Hernandez, Chula Vista, April 03, 2003
Silva, Sean A., Roseville, October 09, 2003
Sim, San, Santa Ana, October 22, 2008
Simons, Aaron William, Modesto, April 24, 2006
Simpson, Abraham, Chino, November 09, 2004
Sims, Kafele H., Los Angeles, June 16, 2009
Slocum, Richard Patrick, Saugus, October 24, 2004
Smith, Timothy M., South Lake Tahoe, April 07, 2008
Soltes Jr., Charles R., Irvine, October 13, 2004
Sonoda Jr., Mike T., Fallbrook, September 22, 2005
Soto, Joshua W., Avenal, June 16, 2009
Soukenka, Richard A., Oceanside, February 27, 2007
Spence, Joseph B., Scotts Valley, January 26, 2005
Spencer, Clarence T., San Diego, February 04, 2007
Spencer II , Ray A., Ridgecrest, April 16, 2009
Spencer Jr., Raymond N., Carmichael, June 21, 2007
Spivey, Curtis R., Chula Vista, April 02, 2007
Sprayberry III, Marvin R., Tehachapi, May 03, 2004
Stanton Jr., Kenny F., Hemet, October 13, 2006
Steinbacher, Nicholas P., La Crescenta, December 10, 2006
Stevens, Joseph W., Sacramento, January 24, 2005
Stewart, Carla Jane, Glendale, January 28, 2007
Stewart, Ian W., Lake Hughes, December 12, 2004
Steyart, Matthew P., Mount Shasta, November 22, 2005
Stinson, Shane M., Fullerton, June 23, 2007
Stokes, Sean A., Auburn, July 30, 2007
Strain, Adam J., Smartville, August 03, 2005
Suarez del Solar, Jesus Alberto, Escondido, March 27, 2003
Sun, Ming, Cathedral City, January 09, 2007
Sunsin-Pineda, Astor A., Long Beach, May 02, 2007
Swanson, Matthew K.S., Lake Forest, August 08, 2009
T
Tainsh, Patrick S., Oceanside, February 11, 2004
Tallman, Matthew L., Groveland, August 22, 2007
Tamayo, Fernando S., Fontana, December 21, 2006
Tayaotao, Michael E., Sunnyvale, August 09, 2007
Taylor, Keith Edward, Irvine, January 29, 2005
Taylor, Mark D., Stockton, March 20, 2004
Taylor, Mathew D., Cameron Park, September 26, 2007
Taylor III, Norman R., Blythe, October 17, 2006
Tejeda, Luis E., Huntington Park, September 30, 2006
Tessar, Jonathan, Simi Valley, October 31, 2005
Tetrault, Jason A., Moreno Valley, July 09, 2003
Thomas, Kristofer D.S., Roseville, February 18, 2007
Thrasher, Robert B., Folsom, February 11, 2007
Tillman, Patrick D., San Jose, April 22, 2004
Toledo-Pulido, Victor H., Hanford, May 23, 2007
Tollefson, Benjamin B., Concord, December 31, 2008
Toner IV, Francis L., Westlake Village, March 27, 2009
Toomalatai, David T., Long Beach, January 27, 2007
Torres, George D., Long Beach, April 11, 2004
Toves, Jacob J., Grover Beach, August 14, 2008
Townsend, Joshua R., Solvang, January 16, 2009
Tran, Du Hai, Reseda, June 20, 2008
Tran, Quoc Binh, Mission Viejo, November 07, 2004
Treber, James M., Imperial Beach, June 29, 2008
Trimble, Chad M., West Covina, May 28, 2008
Turner Jr., Thomas B., Cottonwood, July 14, 2006
Twyman, Wade Michael, Vista, March 04, 2005
Tyson, Andre D., Riverside, June 22, 2004
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Unger, Daniel Paul, Exeter, May 25, 2004
V
Vaughn, Richard A., San Diego, April 08, 2008
Vazquez, Cristian, Coalinga, August 02, 2007
Vega, Michael W., Lathrop, March 20, 2004
Velazquez, Paul A., San Diego, November 02, 2003
Velloza, Jake R., Inverness, May 02, 2009
Venegas, Juan C., Simi Valley, April 07, 2005
Verdeja, Justin A., La Puente, June 05, 2007
Viglienzone, Caesar S., Santa Rosa, February 01, 2006
Villanueva, Joselito O., Los Angeles, September 27, 2004
Villatoro Jr., Ramon A., Bakersfield, July 24, 2005
Vue, Thai, Willows, June 18, 2004
W
Walberg-Riotto, Steven J., Paradise, April 15, 2007
Walker, Allan K., Lancaster, April 06, 2004
Walshe, Tyler R., Shasta, August 31, 2009
Walter, Rowan D., Clovis, February 22, 2007
Ward, Aaron J., San Jacinto, May 06, 2008
Waters, David L., Auburn, October 14, 2004
Watkins, Glenn J., Carlsbad, April 05, 2005
Watkins, Timothy D., Yucca Valley, October 15, 2005
Webb, Christopher R., Winchester, March 07, 2007
Welch, Jonathan D., Yorba Linda, August 31, 2009
West, Jeromy D., Aguanga, November 25, 2006
West, Phillip G., American Canyon, November 19, 2004
Whitaker, Joshua R., Long Beach, May 15, 2007
White, Doonewey, Milpitas, May 29, 2007
Whitley, Dion M., Altadena, June 15, 2005
Whittle, Joshua R., Downey, June 06, 2009
Widner, Vernon R., Redlands, November 17, 2005
Willey, Cheyenne C., Fremont, December 23, 2005
Williams, Jesse L., Santa Rosa, April 08, 2007
Wilson, Ivan I., Clearlake, July 21, 2008
Wilson, Jamie D., San Diego, January 22, 2007
Wilson, Stephen J., Brentwood, June 20, 2007
Wine, Trevor A., Orange, May 01, 2004
Wiscowiche, William J., Victorville, March 30, 2004
Wolfe, Duane G., Los Osos, May 25, 2009
Wolverton, Brian M., Oak Park, August 20, 2009
Wood, Brian M., Torrance, April 16, 2004
Woods, Travis M., Palo Cedro, September 09, 2007
Wyckoff Jr., Charles E., Chula Vista, June 06, 2007
Y
Yelner, Jonathan A.V., Lafayette, April 29, 2008
Yoakum, Keith, Hemet, February 02, 2007
Young, Christopher D., Los Angeles, March 02, 2007
Young, Ryan C., Corona, December 02, 2003
Z
Zanutto, Adam O., Caliente, March 06, 2006
Zawaydeh, Angelo A., San Bruno, March 15, 2006
Zieske, Benjamin T., Concord, May 03, 2006

Friday, September 18, 2009

Shabbat Shalom








Yes there's a story to go with this birthday pic
and yes this precious tyke was ripped
from the arms of his loving parents
and removed from the cozy warmth
of his Jersey -- where else? -- home.



Photo not by Annie Liebovitz, who carries on despite financial turmoil.

Credit where credit's due.

Cat Scratch Fever







I know mine is.
She's a fricken nazi.
That's why I set fire to her bunker.
Then I put out the fire and set it again.
She's learning.




What? You don't get it? Look at what these fools published.






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UpD
Look, small potatoes (no, not THOSE potatoes), but hey,
over on Saber Point Stogie gives a mention. No link, but a mention:
Thanks Smitty!
 Thanks Dr. Dave!

 Contento, you are on to something. A fascist movement of cats!
We like it.
And you? You need to go over there and look at his pics.
Scroll, son, scroll.
Patrick Buchannon has never looked better.
Neither has Patrick Swayze.
Rest In Peace, Truman Gates.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

WLMU - The Gap 91.3 FM Harrogate, TN - Listen Online

WLMU - The Gap 91.3 FM Harrogate, TN - Listen Online

Mid-Life Crisis
With Jonathan and Susan Leo
Every Sunday from 8 to 10 pm Cumberland Gap Time Zone
Amazin' what treasures are to be found on the interwebs.

Shared via AddThis

What?

I don't care what you say.
No fear-mongering here.
And I deny that she is hideous.
SECOND(!) in line grifter/Hustler Pelosi
is no more demonic
than, say:
Jerry Falwell -- may he rest in eternal peace --
or Barney Frank -- may he live long in PTown.
She's for the children.
And she's not stoopid.
Mean it.
So back off, haters.
Mean that too.




Meanwhile, back on the plantation, let us pray:
May the One God
Our Lord and King of the Universe
Preserve Our President Obama
For every right and proper and just reason
Not the least of which is:
Order of Succession:
1 Vice President Joe Biden
2 Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi
3 President pro tempore of the Senate Robert Byrd
4 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
5 Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner
oh my
6 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates[2]
whew!
7 Attorney General Eric Holder
8 Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
9 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
10 Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke
11 Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis
12 Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
13 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan
14 Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood
15 Secretary of Energy Steven Chu
16 Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
17 Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki
18 Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano

Scared Yet?
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Congressman Frank? Here. Here. Here. Here. And here. Nothing special, just Frank.
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Thanks, Matt, for the picture.
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Kid Vid, Acornholer Division

La Updata
PimpHo Update DNC Subdivision:
What's that ye olde maxim? Oh, yeah: The Rotten Fish Rots From The Rotten Head.
In early 2009, ACORN set up an independent Advisory Council to help put together a new management team under Lewis. Lewis was appointed to the job in the fall of 2008 after disclosure of a set of improper management decisions by the founder of the organization.
The Advisory Council includes John Podesta, president of the liberal Center for American Progress; Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, a former lieutenant governor of Maryland; Andrew Stern, international president of Service Employees International Union; Henry Cisneros, a former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; John Banks, vice president of Government Relations Con Ed; and Eric Eve, senior vice president of Global Consumer Group, Community Relations, of Citigroup.
What could indicate rot more aptly than the unholy trinity of Podesta - Kennedy Townsend -- Cisneros...
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Fresh Pimp'n'Ho Vid from America's Finest City.

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Watch your backs, kids.
El privioso.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

You Ask, You Get

Lyrics, Simple Life

(chorus)
I want a simple life
Like my mother
One true love for my older years
I don’t want your wars
To take my children
I want a simple life…while I’m here

The sun and moon walk hand in hand together
Trading places shining on the truth
The moon moves the bottoms of the oceans
So, the sun can bring a farmer’s hands to you

(chorus)

We all seek comfort in the light of day
And our tears can wash off in the rain
Everything we need is all around us
In simple time and simple ways

Mother nature talks
Whispering her thoughts
So the paths we choose to cross
Walk one more day

(chorus)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ray Szist


Beyond parody.











Updatery:
Well, I thought this was beyond parody.
Shouldda known better.
Thanks Stogie. May I call you Stogie?

Missourah.

Musical Interlude, Double



Lordy. One thing leading to another on this interwebs thing today. Foster to Griffith. Yes, remember when Jon and Susan Leo took me to Cerritos to see Nanci Griffith for my birthday? I do.
Susan knew I love Nanci Griffith and made it happen. Somebody in the theatre called my name that night. I thought "Who knows me here? I don't know anyone, really." But I did know someone; a guy I work with, Craig Perry, along with his to-be-bride, was there, they'd made the trip down to Cerritos too.
Smallish world of good taste -- that's the way I roll.
Art is me.
Later Mr. Perry was with me in Israel too, I just remembered. Craig had lived in Morocco, loved it there and was tempted by some appeal of Islam, but back in California he married the lady rabbi, converted that direction from his Presbyterian background, instead of toward Mecca, Yahweh rather than Allah, and he and she moved to Georgia. Jon and Susan moved to Florida and then Tennessee. I stayed put. So far. Though Jon probably got me a job in Florida and did get me a job in Tennessee, I turned 'em down. Big mistake.
Jon wasn't too excited that night in Cerritos, he's a Jimmy Buffet guy, but Nanci Griffith won him over. Did I ever say thanks, Susan? Thanks, Jon?
I owe you more than I could ever pay.

I first heard Nanci Griffith on the Chieftains Bells of Dublin CD at the Leo home in Iowa City. Perhaps while rocking baby Noah. That's how I remember it anyway. Noah and Nanci and me and the Chieftains. Rocking chair, piney scent and Christmas lights. Bells of Dublin became essential Christmas Eve listening for me there and then. Ricki Lee Jones on the way home from Midnight Mass -- O Holy Night -- strange how traditions set themselves -- it's not Christmas without that.
Griffith sings the Wexford Carol, I think.
Later, I became the huge fan due to If These Walls Could Speak on the Red Hot + Country CD. Boy that's a fine song. On a fun CD. Used to listen to it while doing track time at the U of I gym. Radney Foster's on it. So is Dolly Parton. Among many many others. Like Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash singing Forever Young. Don't miss the This TB's Whippin' Me song. Sure it's a metaphor, but remember, the Red Hot + is a fund raising series of CDs. Most of 'em fun and good. But that CD is all about If These Walls Could Speak for me.
Don't know who you'll think of when you don the headphones and listen, but you oughtta listen, and I'd like to know if you can listen without crying. I never can/could.
ManlyMan tears only, of course.
Like I say, one thing leading to 'nother.


And I'm getting maudlin here, now, listening to this beautiful song -- and I'm not even drinking.
Time to run Nashie. C'mon boydog, let's go. Cryin' time's over.
And you? You don't have to watch this. Either one. But I will. It's okay, too, just to listen. But there's a beauty to her, to Miss Griffith's face and bearing, a beauty that's worth seeing.
Ladies and Gentlemen: Miss Nanci Griffith.

Post Racial Amerikkka's Chickens Comin' Home to Roost



Gee, was that black on white, youth on youth, boy on boy, thug on geek hate crime on the yellow bus today?
Where Peanuts Carter?
Where Bishop Tutu?
Where Hopeychangey?
Where Skippy Gates, PhD?
Where Reverend Jackson?
Where Reverend Sharpton?
Where Reverend Wright?
Where Kanye?
Where Spike Lee?
Where Van Jones?
Where Attorney General What'shisname?
Where Maxine Waters?
Where Oprah?
Where the bus driver?
Can we still blame Bush?
Let the silence begin.

The Acornholers Are Back



This is just today's vid. Have you seen last week's?
Why not?
You need the history, just like Chuck Gibson does?
Lordy. Didn't our President work with ACORN? Wasn't he a Community Organizer with ACORN? Just askin'.
Correction: Obama lawyered for ACORN. Correction of Correction.
I wonder. If George Bush had community organized with ACORN, or had any even remote connection to ACORN, do ya think you'd be seeing this like on
CBSNBCABCMSNBC?
Seeing it there instead of on your brother's little playblog?
Just askin'.
Hannah not Montana.
If I knew, how come Chuck Gibson didn't know? The truth too inconvenient? Chucky knew everything about our Governor Mrs. Todd Palin, didn't he?
Speaking of Acornholers. Couldda toldja. Did tell ya. Nobody listens when truth speaks to stupid.
That could be part of stupid's charm.
And here.
Just sayin'. But who wants to know?
Thank you, thank you Andrew Brietbart.

Easier Said Than Done



Okay then, one.
Just Call Me Lonesome.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Wolverines

Gerald, Truman and Briar Gates, of the West Virginia Gates.


Requiescat in Pace, Patrick Swayze.

Celebutard Pieholes Emit Hot Foul Emmissions

Words fail.
World celbutards sing to stop global warming
(AFP) – 11 hours ago
GENEVA — British rock group Duran Duran and heavy metal band Scorpions are among 55 world celebrities who have joined in recording a song to draw attention to the global warming crisis, organisers said on Monday.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Musical Interlude

Julio y Tenoch




Turns out this is a Mexican movie weekend here on Cantura Street.
And yeah, that's Gael Garcia Bernal, from Rudo y Cursi, movie of the weekend.
Great fun. Watched twice.
And true story, I think.
73% Fresh on the Tomatometer -- if what others think matters to you.
And Diego Luna's in it with him. First time they're together since Y Tu Mama Tambien. Nice.

Apparently that's an old Cheap Trick song. Who knew? Always thought it was Dwight Yoakam's.

Also watched Sleep Dealer -- who is Luis Fernando Peña? -- and My Mexican Shivah -- didn't care about many/any of those shivah-sittin' characters -- just saying.

Streamed Diego Luna in Criminal today too. American remake of Argentinian Nine Queens. What the heck, it's a Diego Luna afternoon. Don't forget John C. Reilly

Tato "El Cursi" Verdusco. Just wanted to say that.
Tough & Corny.
Yes I have that pic of Gael Garcia Bernal sitting on the toilet but I could not figure out how to justify including it in this post.....

Friday, September 11, 2009

Art Interlude: Bosch Fawstin Today






THE UNAVENGED


Had to laugh aloud earlier today over on the FaceBook thing when an old and beloved friend backhandedly suggested racism and racial profiling and right wingism as motivation for my (annual) display of an FBI picture of the 19 barbarians who perpetrated 9/11 -- old college chum punctuating his chiding accusation with a smiley face emoticon -- as if my slip into bigotry were already forgiven.
Gee, thanks.
Sure I couldda engaged, but I take no offense, especially at quick shots on the FaceBook; hey, we post and we cannot take it back; no do-overs; and them ole Teachable Moments bore the hell outta me anyway. I'm too old for that shite. Time is precious. And I need no defense.
Tru dat.
Tho the easiest, laziest, cheapest, Al Sharptonest comment in America today for anything or anyone you don't like: Racist!
It's our first line of attack.
Our fallback position.
Effin eff that.
And the Rev Wright it rode in on.
Plus that pic of those perps gets big response in different settings every year.
Some'o'those faces don't look any different or any older than some of the kids I teach.
Some of 'em.
Gotta say it makes the young ones s-t-o-p and t-h-i-n-k every time I place it before them.
Silences them.
Those faces silence them.
In a way that the tired droning Reading Of The Names of the 2996 Islamo-murdered does not.
I don't even say anything. I just place the picture before them.
Then my kids say it all. Truthfully and intelligently.
And movingly. And revealingly.
And clear-headedly. And cleanly. And without prejudice.
And I'll say it again. Some of the perp's faces don't look any different or any older than some of the kids I teach.
Can you say Ahmed Alnami or Hani Hanjour?
....Young. Pretty. Earnest. Semitic. Or, Aryan lookin' -- in a Persian way.
And Persians will tell ya, tell ya quickly, they are the original Aryan nation.
***
How did those young men decide to do what that they did that day?
One need not be racing, one need not be profiling, one need not be wing-nutting to look at those faces and wonder.
Nor does one need to be forgiving. Leave that to the One God.
***
Suspect or suggest or attribute to me any motive you like.
What I do know is that the perps are the perps.
Hey, I'll speak truth to stupid: The perps are the perps.
If they all have something in common, don't blame moi.
Besides if I were to get up off of my prayer rug, put my shoes back on my stinkin' feet and do some profilin', it wouldn't be racial profiling I'd be invoking, it'd be religious profiling.
Mother of God preserve us all from the Islam.
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"Though I was born into a Muslim family, I became interested in Islam only after 9/11/01, when 19 Muslims murdered 2,996 human beings in the name of Islam. Those who always gave a damn for the truth did their homework and found out for themselves what Islam really meant before they said one word about it. But then there were the politicians and the ideologues. Even before the smoke cleared, Western politicians and intellectuals who knew nothing about Islam couldn't wait to exonerate it by uttering the anti-reality check of our time, 'Islam means peace.'
Bosch Fawstin
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And thank you President Obama for your two (2) good good good sentences this week:
"Let us renew our resolve against those who perpetrated this barbaric act and who plot against us still."
"In pursuit of al-Qaida and its extremist allies, we will never falter."
Hope is for chumps but I surely hope your actions match your -- kinda Bushian -- nine one one words, Mr. President.
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We all know I've had bad experiences with art in the past, but Bosch Fawstin: Thank you for your good stuff.
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Shabbat Shalom

Aaron Horwitz

Took them a while but the NYTimes published obituaries of every one murdered by the Islamofascists on September 11th, 2001. Called them Portraits Of Grief.
Me? I cannot forget this kid. And his story. No I did not know him, but I pull this out of my beauty file every September. And, yeah, I'm not alone in loving his face.
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Published: NYTimes, January 13, 2002
Aaron Horwitz: Finding Good in a Bad Day
Once, Aaron Horwitz had what most people would consider a supremely lousy day. A friend asked him how he would rate it, from 1 to 10, with 1 the worst.
"Eight," he replied.
You could get a contact high from Mr. Horwitz, 24, a bond broker at Cantor Fitzgerald with the almost laughable responsibility of entertaining clients and making them feel like the most important people in the world.
As if anyone had to pay him. For he was not just a showman, who did the Michael Jackson moonwalk on bar tops and who, at a museum, drew his own masterpiece on a mist-coated window next to a Rembrandt.
He seized souls, not letting go until he made them merry. He met a guy in a toy store and, moments later, the two were having a hula hoop contest. He insisted a concierge stop weeping over a bad breakup, then called her at 2:30 a.m. to make sure. He sweet-talked hostesses at four-star restaurants into producing tables for eight (and their phone numbers for dates) and persuaded a street masseur to let Mr. Horwitz give him a massage.
"You could talk to a brick wall," his father told him. Yes, allowed the son, but he preferred chatting with a mirror. He often did so, then fell over, laughing.












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Mario Santoro, Rest In Peace

911, NYC
Mario Santoro:Good Food, Good Company

Mario Santoro was a dedicated emergency medical technician who loved his job. Yes, he doted on his daughter, Sofia, who is now 3. And yes, he was a passionate volunteer basketball coach at his local church who sometimes showed up to practice after catching only an hour or two of sleep, after a late shift on the job.

But those who knew him best also realized that Mr. Santoro, 28, loved, more than almost anything else, to have a great meal with close friends and family.

Steak. Seafood. Appetizers. Good wine, good beer. It almost didn't matter what was on the table, as long as the food was good and the company divine, said his widow, Léonor Ramos-Santoro.

"It was kind of like breathing for him; it was almost religious for him, like taking care of your soul," she said about her husband, who immigrated from Argentina as a young boy. "Meals were sacred. You sit down and you enjoy. You're not caught up in what's going on outside."

Sometimes the Santoros made their way to the Bridge Cafe, a restaurant not far from their apartment in Lower Manhattan. At home, Mr. Santoro relished his wife's arroz con gandules, or rice with pigeon peas, with an extra zing of garlic.

"For the rest of my life, I will want Mario to come home for a meal," she said. "If he has to go back, then fine, go back. But just one more meal, that's all."

Perps

Thursday, September 10, 2009

YL


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I call this one PalinCare.
Shut up. It's funny.
And she can take a joke.
She doesn't have that thin ultra sensitive skin.

Contento Has A Similar Story -- Don't We All

From over in Carol's Closet:
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Eighty-five Percent of Americans Are Happy With Their Health Care -- I'm One Of Them
Each of us approaches our own health care in our own way. Some are faithful about getting their annual physicals, some go to the doctor at the first sign of a sniffle, and some are like me. My philosophy has always been "ignore it and it will go away."

I probably should have gotten a clue when the cold didn't go away after two months. Certainly by the time the third month rolled around, the cough had gone from bad to worse and I was experiencing a shortness of breath, common sense should have kicked in. The "light bulb" finally came on at three o'clock this morning. I woke up and I was suffocating and soaked in sweat. I went out to the porch and as I gasped for each painful breath I knew it wasn't a cold and it wasn't going away.

I was at my doctor's office at 8:00 a.m. Within ten minutes I was being given a breathing treatment and my blood was being drawn. By 10:00 a.m. I was at the hospital having x rays of my lungs. I walked in to my office at 11:30 armed with four prescriptions including an inhaler. My doctor had talked to me about the obvious diagnosis of COPD and emphysema and we danced around cancer. My doctor told me that we would "face it together" and I knew he meant it. By four o'clock my doctor had called me and told me that I have no sign of cancer. I'll see him again on Tuesday and they will call me tomorrow and let me know what day next week I'll see a specialist.

Can anyone tell of any country with a government run health program where my story would be the same? How many weeks do patients wait in Canada or Great Britain to see a primary care physician? How many weeks or months do patients wait to see a specialist? Or get an x ray? To find out test results?

I haven't heard anyone say that health care in this country is perfect. Almost everyone agrees that we need reform. If we allow government takeover of our health care 100 million people could be forced off their current plans and forced on to the government plan. Aside from government health care being blatantly unAmerican, it doesn't make sense. Tonight the President can promise anything and everything but we already have example after example have how flawed government health care is in practice.

I found out today that I will spend the rest of my life under a doctor's care. I am fifty-one years old and I plan on the rest of my life being a very long time. In order for that to happen I have some work to do and I need to take responsibility for my health. I also need the level of health care that I have now, not a bunch of empty promises from the president.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

While I Have A Minute

Get me outta here.
He is not alone in suggesting such a scenario. A 2007 book, "The Day of Islam," spells out the details, as do any number of Internet sites about a plot called "American Hiroshima."
The nukes, he said, will be detonated over New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Miami, Houston, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
I asked Hill, "Why now?"
"Eight years from 1993 to 2001, eight years from that 9/11 to this 9/11," he said. "Symbolism. They're big on symbolism."
"Ramadan started two weeks ago Saturday," he said, referring to the Muslim holy month of fasting. "It always hits around Ramadan."


Not the only reason I'm trying to get the hell outta LaLaLand, but it's on the list.