Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hillary at the first debate with trump

I keep hearing snippets of Hillary’s voice during Lester Holt debate opposing Trump and I simply cannot stand it. I slip into argument automatically. It’s a very bad habit. Were anyone else around it would annoy them terribly. I annoy myself. Instead of just clicking off I find myself completing my counterargument digging through my memory for the tainted bits that destroy my personality. It’s horrible. It’s obnoxious.  This post indulges that impulse to work Hillary’s crap out of my system so that I can return to my pure and beautiful and angelic previous self again like I was as an innocent child before being exposed to the horrors of the Democrat party. And that’s all. It won’t hurt my feelings if you skip it. The whole thing is rather long because Hillary is so full of shit. I meant to say poo just now but that cruder Freudian slip word came out of me instead.

Maybe you can enjoy it for a psychological laugh. Maybe you can contribute.

Trump doesn’t bother me, and Lester Holt is insignificant. It’s only Hillary that’s quoted. She starts with “*” and my impulses are enclosed inside brackets.


"they are living in their parents’ basement,"

Hacked audio of a conversation between Hillary Clinton and donors during a February fundraising event shows the Democrat nominee describing Bernie Sanders supporters as "children of the Great Recession" who are "living in their parents’ basement."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-supporters-audio-leak-228997#ixzz4LsjjuRWQ 
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Meyer and Charley and Owney



Meyer Lansky sat at a table in Lindys. He was quite uncomfortable. A plate of cheese cake and a stale coffee sat in front him. Dreck. He hated this joint.

Not that he hadn’t been there many time before. When he was working with Arnold Rothstein he was there all the time. He just didn’t care for the food. When you were a real Yid from the Lower East Side you didn’t go for the gentrified uptown nonsense they fed the tourists. Still it was a good meeting place. Neutral ground as it were.

He was there because he had a message from Owney Madden. When you got a message from Mr. Madden it behooved you to listen to it. Or at least listen to him. His rep preceded him. With the current situation with the Italians it was not the time to open a second front with the Irish. One war at a time.

The front door opened and two immaculately dressed walked in. Owney and his erstwhile partner Big Frenchy. Unlike the Italians and his some of his own landsman the Irish had no problem partnering up with other ethnics. Oh they hated them to be sure. But they still wanted to make money off of them. Meyer always admired that about them. They were good whores. Taking on all comers.

"The big difference in the way white and black Americans view protests against police"

While most black Americans say the protests are driven by a real desire to hold officers accountable, white Americans are more likely to cite bias against police as the real cause, according to a new Pew Research Center survey released Thursday.

Please Dr Casey




"Please Dr Casey, will you continue grand rounds with the medical students?"
"I don't feel like it Dr. Zorba. Why don't you go dance or break some plates or some shit like that there?"
"I told you Casey, that is an entirely different Zorba. Now come on before I have to fire you and hire that fanook Kildare."
"I don't know. If you aren't gonna bring me any whiskey, beer or gin.....well maybe you can bring me some water."
"Look that is another entirely different movie you douche. If don't listen to me and do what I say I have to get the cops involved and get your greasy ass out of here. I think I am gonna give Joe Gannon a call."
"Who the fat guy?"
"That's an entirely differ....oh shit forget it!"

So here's a great idea....I hope Donald Trump steals it.


Duterte Compares Himself to Adolf Hitler: ‘I’d Be Happy to Slaughter’ Three Million

Breitbart News by Frances Martel September 30, 2016

In a rambling speech accusing the United States and the European Union of “hypocrisy,” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte compared himself to German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, saying he would be “happy to slaughter” as many “drug addicts” as Hitler massacred Jewish people.

Duterte began his remarks in a speech on Friday condemning those who compare him to Hitler because of the sprawling anti-drug campaign his government is waging, which has resulted in 3,300 deaths and counting since Duterte assumed office on June 30.
“You are portrayed or pictured to be some, a cousin of Hitler. And you do not even bother to find out, to investigate. Imagine that, I will be facing … and even the international court for genocide. That’s foolish,” he argued, implying that those who have criticized his “shoot first, ask questions later” approach to law enforcement have compared him to Hitler. Duterte appeared to take that comparison favorably.
“Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now there is three million, what is it? Three million drug addict [sic], there are. I’d be happy to slaughter them,” he argued.

William's words of wisdom!

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William said:.
I saw the preview of the new Magnificent Seven movie. I've rarely seen a preview that made me want to see a movie less. I don't know if Hollywood can contnue to make any more westerns or Tarzan movies. To bring the underlying mythology of such movies into accordance with political correctness is too great a jolt.......I saw Johnny Depp's Lone Ranger. In that movie, the true heroes of the old west were the Indians, the prostitutes, and the black field hands. The farmers, churchgoers, and cowboys were the villains. You just can't make a politically correct western. There's always Nazis. Make another Nazi movie if you want to make a politically correct action movie.
I think you hit the nail on the head. This movie is an abortion. It is set in the Old West. It makes the villains corporate mine interests instead of Mexican bandits. Seriously? How politically correct can you get?
Then they have a white woman in the 1800's turning to a black man for help. Look if they tried that they both would have been hung from the nearest tree. In fact Denzel would have got a necktie if he just spoke to her out of turn.
This was a Western as written by Hillary Clinton and Pajama boy. Who do they think is going to pay to watch it? Old white guys like me and ed will never watch it in a million years. Millennial's? Hipsters? The Overseas market? Don't they know that movies with black heroes don't sell overseas? 
The Lone Ranger was an interesting case. The original was very cheesy and a function of the times. You might as well try to remake a Buster Keaton movie. Some things can not be recreated. It had it's time. 
As far as Hollywood goes the famous saying of William Goldman rings true today. "Nobody knows anything."

Robin Williams widow The terrorist inside my husband's brain

Robin was losing his mind and he was aware of it. Can you imagine the pain he felt as he experienced himself disintegrating? And not from something he would ever know the name of, or understand? Neither he, nor anyone could stop it—no amount of intelligence or love could hold it back.

He kept saying, “I just want to reboot my brain.” Doctor appointments, testing, and psychiatry kept us in perpetual motion. Countless blood tests, urine tests, plus rechecks of cortisol levels and lymph nodes. A brain scan was done, looking for a possible tumor on his pituitary gland, and his cardiologist rechecked his heart. Everything came back negative, except for high cortisol levels. We wanted to be happy about all the negative test results, but Robin and I both had a deep sense that something was terribly wrong.

WKRLEM: You better think about who you are gonna vote for or you're gonna get choked out sucker!

Clown Attacks prompts closure of Ohio Schools



New York Post by Joshua Rett Miller September 30, 2016

A man dressed as a clown attacked a woman on the front porch of her Ohio home early Friday — before making a veiled threat to attack local schools, police said.
Kim Youngblood, 45, of Reading, told police the terrifying encounter unfolded when she was smoking a cigarette outside her home at South Terrace Apartments around 2:30 a.m., and the suspect grabbed her by the throat. The man — wearing a white clown mask, red wig and striped outfit — told the frightened victim: “I should just kill you now.”
The creep then said that “some students and teachers would wish they were never born at the Jr. and Sr. High School today,” according to a police report.
Youngblood told police she then heard loud beeping, possibly an alarm from a neighbor’s open window, which she thinks startled the masked man.
“He squeezed her harder for a second then pushed her away and fled the area,” the police report reads.

Denzel Washington strangles Aretha Franklin


This 20-year-old’s got a world-famous name — and no R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
A Manhattan man named Denzel Washington took a plea deal Wednesday for strangling his mom, whose name is — wait for it — Aretha Franklin.
The altercation happened inside the mom’s apartment in a doorman building on West 93rd Street, according to the Manhattan criminal complaint.
“I am informed by Aretha Franklin,” the complaint says, “that she observed the defendant place his hands around her neck and apply pressure, thereby causing redness, bruising and substantial pain to her neck.”
The “American Gangster” star’s namesake copped a plea to harassment as a violation and was sentenced to a conditional discharge and an anger management program.
In another odd coincidence, Denzel the actor, 61, who is currently starring in a remake of the 1960 gunslinger classic “The Magnificent Seven,” is a close pal of the Queen of Soul.
He even helped ring in her 72nd birthday at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in 2014.
Denzel from Manhattan, meanwhile, has another open case for trespassing at his mom’s building.
The victim, 52, does not appear to be related to her soul-legend namesake, who’s won more than a dozen Grammy Awards.

"Minority Students Wear KKK Costumes To School"

“Since our kids kneeled at the football game last week, there’s been a lot of racial tension in the community,” said parent Dee Green. “Never would I have expected that students, or even families, would have taken it as far as wearing Ku Klux Klan paraphernalia to the school.”

However, it turns out that under those sheets were three minority students. The school district said two are hispanic and one was middle eastern.

“The last thing we need is to have any student regardless of race dressed up in that type of costume,” Browning told the public.

Along with the three students in sheets, another wore a confederate flag as a cape. He was asked to take it off and wasn’t disciplined.

Via drudge: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2016/09/30/minority-students-wear-kkk-costumes-to-school/

Friday, September 30, 2016

Alicia Machado's fat shaming hypocrisy

Or is that hippocrisy? Doesn't matter. Were it not for hypocrisy and racism there'd be nothing at all to their party. It fairly well defines them. They can see all manner of evil in others and none of the same in themselves. And when they do, it's all good time fun time humor and jest. Ha ha ha.

Here is Alicia Machado in a fat suit goofing around, making fun of her obesity. On account of being so terribly traumatized by embarrassment. The YouTube description says, "The actress said she wanted to play the role after he suffered discrimination when she was Miss Universe." Discrimination. Breach of contract is more like it. The discrimination that overweight women feel after gaining 60LBS following a Miss Universe win. So terrible she had to stuff her doughnut hole compulsively. The title is "My Fat Friend." 



It's not that fat is so bad, it's that it's not what represents Miss Universe. She's lucky that she wasn't sued for breach of contract. And there is a readily available solution. Lay off the four burritos lunches.

There's more.

Here is Alicia Machado in fat suit again having fun on the El Gordo y La Flaca show. Fat and skinny. I always thought this show is a bit weird, but here it is, two overweight people having great fun with their own condition. 



This is the source for my anim. If they can have fun then so can I. And there's nothing hypocritical about it. And I'm getting quite tired of everyone calling me scrawny. That's very hurtful.  So this is my way of striking back. To compensate for the emotional pain that I feel. Hillary should be ashamed of herself for dredging up all these hard feelings we have. What an awful woman. And just for that I'll continue to make fun of her own debilitating health problems. The trouble with that is, I'm actually worse. Drudge linked to a photo of Hillary staring down a the stairs. How rude! That and a railing is the only way I can get up and down them. And even that's doing pretty good. Everybody's so mean!

The only thing left is to laugh at yourself.


Bloomberg Chart Predicts Trump Will Win, Unless the S&P Rallies in October

October is the bad boy of the stock market. The Panic of 1907, the Crash of 1929, Black Monday in 1987.

It's notable for another reason, too. The performance of Standard & Poor's 500-stock index from July 31 to Oct. 31 has a curious way of predicting the winner of the presidential election. 

As with every prediction, take it with a giant grain of salt. But the pattern is solid, as shown in this chart by Sam Stovall, equity strategist for S&P Global Market Intelligence. When the stock market ends up for the three-month period, the Democrat wins. When it's negative, the Republican wins. Since this July 31, the S&P is in slightly negative territory.

Via Drudge: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-30/this-chart-predicts-trump-will-win-unless-the-s-p-rallies-in-october

Black moon tonight

Anticipating the black moon tonight I just now looked at the sky and saw this.
And you know what that means. No black moon for you!

What a bummer. 

And the thing about a black moon is you can't see it anyway. It's blacked out. So how am I going to get a picture of that, even on a cloudless night? Huh? What would be the point?
Pffft.

It's worth a try anyway just to see what we don't see.

I looked at a dozen pages, and goodness, these astrophysicists do go on. They'll tell you everything about the phases of the moon, about eclipses, about timetables, about how many times rare things happen, about different types of black moons, about the difference between harvest moon, and blue moons, and solstices, and the difference between Western Hemisphere and Eastern Hemisphere and the differences about Northern and Southern hemisphere. They'll tell you everything except the specific thing that you ask them, "what time is best to see the black moon tonight?" They appear to be gleeful in explaining why it's not worth the bother. 

Except this one site is fun. An article on Bustle.com How to "see" the moon on Sept. 30, 2016, because this new moon is quite unusual.

Very straightforward, this page. The homepage shows it's a site for girls.

The black moon page tells us, as if girlsplaining without all the extra useless technical crap:

* Seeing this black moon is a lot easier than you might think.
* The word see in put in parentheses because you don't actually see it.
* It's basically a new moon all shadowed over so not reflecting back any light to us.
* It's not super rare but it is still a little bit unusual.
* How to see it? Look up at night.
* 1) Get yourself to the Western Hemisphere.
* 2) Go outside at the right time. (Finally!)
* The official moment is 8:11 p.m. EST.
* It will be the same thing pretty much all night.
* 3) Look up.
* 4) Behold! A gaping hole where the moon should be. Quake and tremble in fear.

Sounds like a blowout. But let's see. Come on, be a sport. Let's go outside with our cameras, even our little cell phones and let's see what see, or don't see. 

Who are undecided voters?

Lynn Vavreck writing for NYT asks, "who are undecided voters anyway?" She first cites conflicting polls that show there aren’t that many of them.  So then, right off you can easily decide to dismiss them. She then cites their history of not voting after all.  So then, you can easily confirm your decision to dismiss them as having any importance. She then states they’re unlikely to have any affect whatsoever.  So then, after all that you very easily decide your confirmation of your instinct is right after all and the entire pursuit of not bothering to comprehending them is correct. And you can decide all this by the title if you haven’t already decided by the source, a silly woman writing for the NYT.

Nevertheless, here’s what Lynn Vavreck comes up with. We can make it fast because it's all so absurd.

* women more than men (so what)
* younger more than older (so what)
* Latinos more than blacks with whites in the middle (Racist!)
* undecideds are more uncertain about political issues (of course)
** Trump’s wall
** minimum wage
** undecided about favorability of Republicans and about Dems, and Obama. (All your silly liberal concerns, not mine)

I’ll tell you who they are without any poll responses. I’ll tell you who undecided voters are without any research whatsoever. I’ll describe them off the top of my head. But I don't have to because you know all this too. So, for a laugh.

* They’re the  people who cannot tell which is more important, their own self-identity or the country.
* They’re the people who take 30 minutes to decide what to wear each day.
* They’re the people who wait in line at fast food and then study the menu when they get to the counter.
* They’re the people who use their credit for cash to buy pot.
* They’re the people with poor sources of information.
* They’re the people who wait so long to decide anything that they miss the chance.
* They’re the people who cannot trust their own gut instinct.
* They’re the people who respect opinions of others over their own.
* They’re the people who flip a coin and let chance decide.
* They’re the people with difficulty managing money.
* They’re the people who anguish over which line to join at grocery store checkout. Then change.
* They’re the people who wear the wrong shoes.
* They’re the people who find too many options overwhelming.
* They’re the people standing in front of movie rental boxes for way too long.
* They’re the people who cannot decide what to have on their pizza.
* They’re the people who strongly prefer others to decide.
* Who cannot plan a vacations.
* Who decide purely on emotion.
* Who are permanently late.
* Who cannot choose their own school, their courses, their teachers.
* Who then question their own decisions.
* They’re the people frightened and anguished by important decision.
* Who don’t know where to sit in a theater.
* Who prefer more involved government.
* Who ask, "Which looks better?"
* Who ask, “Does this make my ass look big?”

But don't be fooled.

* They are NOT the people who ask you, “So what do you think about (any current subject)?” That’s merely the opener used by decisive people by way of forcefully arguing their own settled opinion.

Earth is saved... for now.

portable metal detector, stop and frisk

This is only an idea. Come on, help a brother out and tell me why it's a stupid idea. My feelings won't be hurt. The idea comes from hearing obliquely some superficial discussion about Giuliani's program of stop and frisk and the success he had with that program reducing crime in New York. Trump lauded the program and said at his rallies that he'd consider adopting the program to reduce crimes in cities nationwide that are vexed with high level of gun related crimes. Trump received much derision and counter argument about a program like that being seriously unconstitutional and most likely racist besides.

That made me think that it really would suck to be stopped and frisked. But then, in cities that have restrictive conceal carry laws why the need to stop? Why the need to actually frisk based on profiling or even just randomly? Why is it not possible to scan and do that in passing? We have technology that scoops up all kind of electronic information in passing picking up information where it rightfully belongs, so why don't we have similar technology that scans for gun-size pieces of metal, gun shape pieces of metal where they should not be? I imagined undercover police on foot or inside cruisers with technology that detects the barrel or the receiver of a gun, that density of metal, that weight range of metal while ignoring jewelry and other worn metal so that needn't be intrusive. Avoiding profiling, the individuals detected carrying the shape and weight of a barrel or receiver then stopped and their gun confiscated. I imagined a very large number of guns being confiscated  in blighted cities this way while leaving alone all other innocent law abiding gun owners.

Google images [portable metal detector]

Okay, pile on.

"French court to rule whether citizens can smile in passport photos"

An unnamed senior civil servant launched legal proceedings against authorities after his initial passport application was rejected for smiling in a bid “to give the depressed nation a morale boost”, according to the Telegraph.

In a letter to the court shown to the AFP news agency, the man wrote: "Is it responsible for the authorities to reproach the French for smiling in a depressed France?" 

The country is regularly ranked the most pessimistic nation on Earth, but the complainant and his lawyer are determined to change public perceptions.

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, lost his original court case as it was deemed he was grinning. The rules currently stipulate a person must have a neutral expression and a closed mouth for a passport photo. 

Romain Boulet, the man’s lawyer, responded by saying it was easy to “smile with one's mouth shut while keeping a neutral expression,” citing the Mona Lisa as an example.

His client simply had an “undertaker’s smile”, where the lips are only slightly upturned, he insisted.

A spokesman for France’s Interior Ministry hit back, maintaining the civil servant “doesn’t have a neutral expression because he's unquestionably smiling”. It is now up to the Paris Court of Appeals to decide whether the corners of people's mouths can be raised slightly.

Via Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/nottheonion/comments/557f5g/french_court_to_rule_whether_citizens_can_smile/?st=ITQ0DNAM&sh=14d78ee6

"Obama administration may use obscure fund to pay billions to ACA insurers"

The Obama administration is maneuvering to pay health insurers billions of dollars the government owes under the Affordable Care Act, through a move that could circumvent Congress and help shore up the president’s signature legislative achievement before he leaves office.

Justice Department officials have privately told several health plans suing over the unpaid money that they are eager to negotiate a broad settlement, which could end up offering payments to about 175 health plans selling coverage on ACA marketplaces, according to insurance executives and lawyers familiar with the talks. 

The payments most likely would draw from an obscure Treasury Department fund intended to cover federal legal claims, the executives and lawyers said. This approach would get around a recent congressional ban on the use of Health and Human Services money to pay the insurers.

Via Drudge: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/obama-administration-may-use-obscure-fund-to-pay-billions-to-aca-insurers/2016/09/29/64a22ea4-81bc-11e6-b002-307601806392_story.html

Thursday, September 29, 2016

R vocabulary

Words encountered online beginning with r. They're mostly "re" words, after that the group goes very quickly. And they're not all strange either. Several are rather ordinary. A few law words that I didn't know until I started hanging around so many lawyer types online who use these words like ordinary vocabulary as if all their readers should just know what they mean.

* ranfla: spanish name for a lowrider or a old ass fixed up car...preferably Chevy

* rantallion: 18th c. One whose shot pouch is longer than the barrel of his fouling piece.We saw him in the locker room and he's a real rantallion. Ha ha ha.

* Raoul Wallenberg: as a Swedish humanitarian who worked in Budapest, Hungary, during World War II to rescue Jews from the Holocaust. Between July and December 1944, he issued protective passports and housed Jews in buildings established as Swedish territory, saving tens of thousands of lives

* Rashomon effect: the effect of the subjectivity of perception on recollection, by which observers of an event are able to produce substantially different but equally plausible accounts of it. It is named for Akira Kurosawa's film Rashomon, in which a crime witnessed by four individuals is described in four mutually contradictory ways.

* ratiocinating:  form judgments by a process of logic; reason. “but that doesn't really matter, how I feel about it retroactively ratiocinating about it.”

* recension: the practice of editing or revising a text based on critical analysis. When referring to manuscripts, this may be a revision by another author. The term is derived from Latin recensio "review, analysis". A critical revision of a text

* recherche du temps perdu: In search of lost time

* recherché: exquisite: lavishly elegant and refined. Sought out with care; choice. Hence: of rare quality, elegance, or attractiveness; peculiar and refined in kind. Rare.

* Recidivism: the act of a person repeating an undesirable behavior after they have either experienced negative consequences of that behavior, or have been treated or trained to extinguish that behavior. It is also known as the percentage of former prisoners who are rearrested. The term is most frequently used in conjunction with substance abuse and criminal behavior.

* recidivist:  Denoting such a person: "recidivist male prisoners"; "women are rarely recidivist".

* recrudence: 1. Revival of material or behavior that had previously quiesced. 2 . A recurrence of symptoms in a patient whose blood stream infection has ...
 
* rectitudinous: the quality of being honest and morally correct.

* recursion: the process of repeating items in a self-similar way. For instance, when the surfaces of two mirrors are exactly parallel with each other the nested images that occur are a form of infinite recursion. The term has a variety of meanings specific to a variety of disciplines ranging from linguistics to logic. The most common application of recursion is in mathematics and computer science, in which it refers to a method of defining functions in which the function being defined is applied within its own definition. Specifically this defines an infinite number of instances (function values), using a finite expression that for some instances may refer to other instances, but in such a way that no loop or infinite chain of references can occur. The term is also used more generally to describe a process of repeating objects in a self-similar way.

* recursive: drawing upon itself, referring back; of an expression, each term of which is determined by applying a formula to preceding terms; of a program or function that calls itself; which can be computed by a theoretical model of a computer, in a finite amount of time; whose characteristic function ...

* redoubt: (military) a temporary or supplementary fortification; typically square or polygonal without flanking defenses, an entrenched stronghold or refuge. a fort or fort system usually consisting of an enclosed defensive emplacement outside a larger fort, usually relying on earthworks, though others are constructed of stone or brick. ...
 
* refectory: a room used for communal meals, especially in an educational or religious institution.
Twitter comment autocorrect: Let me be refectory clear. Europe will be destroyed by the third world Muslim garbage it is allowing in

* refractory period: period after sex when organs is not possible and sometimes erections are not possible.

* refractory: Stubborn or unmanageable - his refractory pony. Resistant to a process or stimulus - some granules are refractory to secretory stimuli. (of a person, illness, or diseased tissue) Not yielding to treatment - healing of previously refractory ulcers.(of a person or animal) Resistant to infection. (of a substance) Resistant to heat; hard to melt or fuse

* reggin: They hop like the North American reggin. That's very interesting. LiveLeak video of motobike, theft beatdown. Nigger spelled backwards.

* regnant: reigning; ruling."a queen regnant" currently having the greatest influence; dominant."the regnant belief"

* reification:  Reification generally refers to making something real, bringing it into being, or making something concrete. Specifically, reification may refer to: Concretization ... Reification (Marxism) - Reification (fallacy) - Reification (computer science) (also known as concretism, hypostatization, or the fallacy of misplaced concreteness) is a fallacy of ambiguity, when an abstraction (abstract belief or hypothetical construct) is treated as if it were a concrete, real event, or physical entity.  In other words, it is the error of treating as a concrete thing something which is not concrete, but merely an idea. Another common manifestation is the confusion of a model with reality. Mathematical or simulation models may help understand a system or situation but real life will differ from the model (e.g., "the map is not the territory"). Reification is generally accepted in literature and other forms of discourse where reified abstractions are understood to be intended metaphorically,  but the use of reification in logical arguments is usually regarded as a fallacy. sIn rhetoric, it may be sometimes difficult to determine if reification was used correctly or incorrectly.
 
* remit:1 ) cancel or refrain from exacting or inflicting (a debt or punishment) 2) send (money) in payment or as a gift. 3) the task or area of activity officially assigned to an individual or organization. 4) an item referred to someone for consideration. (about an odd snow globe featuring an upside down polar bear and several dead penguins) penguins and polar bears don’t go together. Comment: Other end of the planet, But I actually know someone who went to manage the Antarctic museum/visitors' centre...I'm sure this kind of thing would be well within their remit...!

* remonstrance: A forcefully reproachful protest.

* rent seeking, political rent seeking: rent seeking is the enactment of tax or regulation that benefits a special interest group at the expense of the rest of society. For instance, American consumers as a group pay millions of dollars more than they have to for sugar (the cost includes both direct purchases of sugar for consumption as well as the added costs of goods that contain sugar).
To protect American sugar growers, laws have been passed to limit the importation of sugar. Since farmers in some foreign countries can produce sugar at a lower cost than American farmers, the American consumers are denied access to the less expensive foreign sugar and are thereby forced to spend more for sugar. Further, American sugar producers, lacking competition from the foreign producers, have no incentive to become more efficient in order to reduce both their costs and prices. While the total cost of the program costs American households, as a group, millions of dollars every year, each American household only pays a few cents more each time they purchase sugar or products containing sugar.

* repine:feel or express discontent; fret."you mustn't let yourself repine"

* repoussé: or repoussage, a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side. There are few techniques that offer such diversity of expression while still being relatively economical. Chasing is the opposite technique to repoussé, and the two are used in conjunction to create a finished piece. It is also known as embossing.

* reprove: reprimand or censure (someone)."he was reproved for obscenity" reprimand, rebuke, reproach, scold, admonish, chastise, chide, upbraid, berate, take to task, rake/haul over the coals, criticize, censure;

* reredos: a screen or a decorated part of the wall behind an altar in a church. the back of a fireplace or of a medieval open hearth. Middle English, alteration of Anglo-French areredos, equivalent to Middle French arere behind (see arrear ) + dos back (< Latin dorsum)

* res ipsa loquitur: a common law doctrine describing one instance where a plaintiff may use circumstantial evidence to establish the elements of duty and breach in a negligence case. Under res ipsa loquitur, these elements can sometimes be inferred from the character of the accident itself (and, as the Latin is usually translated, "the thing speaks for itself"). Although modern formulations differ by jurisdiction, the common law originally stated that an accident was of this kind when it ... ordinarily would not occur without someone's negligence.... in this instance could not have occurred without someone's negligence.... was caused by an instrumentality that was under the exclusive control of the defendant... was not caused in any way by the plaintiff (i.e., no contributory negligence). Res ipsa loquitur cannot be used to establish the remaining two elements of negligence -- namely, that the plaintiff suffered damages, or that the accident was their cause

* resting-bitch face: "Socialism with a Resting-Bitch Face"
(with apologies to A. Dubcek) Dubcek said, "Socialism with a human face." Commenter was referring to Hillary Clinton.

* retable: a decorative structure raised above an altar at the back, often forming a frame for a picture, bas-relief, or the like, and sometimes including a shelf or shelves, as for ornaments.

* retromingent:  Urinating backwards. Also an animal such as a raccoon that urinates backwards. As in: "You have revealed yourself as a miserable, carping, retromingent vigilante, and I for one am sick of wasting my time communicating with you" (Benjamin C. Bradlee, Editor, The Washington Post). From the Latin retro- (back) + mingent from mingere (to urinate).

* revanchism:  term used since the 1870s to describe a political manifestation of the will to reverse territorial losses incurred by a country, often following a war. Revanchism draws its strength from patriotic and retributionist thought and is often motivated by economic or geo-political factors. Extreme revanchist ideologues often represent a hawkish stance, suggesting that desired objectives can be achieved through the positive outcome of another war.

* revanchist: A person advocating political retaliation, revanche, especially in order to avenge past military defeats; Advocating a policy of revenge or ... action taken and the policies followed by a government determined to recover a lost territory. — revanche, revanchist.
 
* rhotacism: several phenomena related to the usage of the consonant r (whether as an alveolar tap, alveolar trill, or the rarer uvular trill):the excessive or idiosyncratic use of the r; conversely, the inability to or difficulty in pronouncing r.the conversion of another consonant into r. The term comes from the Greek letter rho, denoting "r".

* rhotic: screwed up R English pronunciation can be divided into two main accent groups: A rhotic (pronounced /ˈroʊtɨk/) speaker pronounces the letter R in hard and water. A non-rhotic speaker does not pronounce it in hard, and may not in water, or may only pronounce it in water if the following word begins with a vowel. In other words, rhotic speakers pronounce /r/ in all positions, while non-rhotic speakers pronounce /r/ only if it is followed by a vowel sound in the same phrase or prosodic unit (see "linking and intrusive R"). In linguistic terms, non-rhotic accents are said to exclude the sound [r] from the syllable coda before a consonant or prosodic break. This is commonly if misleadingly referred to as "post-vocalic R". Linguistic retardation on a national scale. I just now listened to British people say “medier” for “media” making themselves sound like perfect retards and destroying their entire point.

* ridgling: a male animal with an undescended testicle. An undescended testicle is not a serious or life-threatening condition, though it may cause the animal discomfort at times.

* rishathra: In Larry Niven's Ringworld novels, rishathra is "sexual practice outside one's own species but within the intelligent hominoids." It is not generally considered a taboo and is often used by the myriad hominids of the Ringworld as a way of sealing agreements, such as trade contracts and peace treaties. Humans, though not native to the Ringworld, share a common descent with the hominids of the Ringworld and may participate freely in rishathra. Rishathra is also used as a form of birth control. Because it is impossible to impregnate a member of another species, sexual intercourse with such an individual provides sexual release without the risk of pregnancy. The issue of sexually transmitted diseases is not explored in the Ringworld novels until the last book, Ringworld's Children in which it is briefly mentioned that Ringworld STDs cannot jump the species barrier.

* roman à clef:  "novel with a key"also known as faction, is a novel describing real life, behind a façade of fiction."Key" in this context means a table one can use to swap out the names, see figure.

* roundelay: a song in which a phrase, line, or the like, is continually repeated. the music for such a song. a dance in a circle; round dance.

* rubicund: (especially of someone's face) having a ruddy complexion; high-colored.

* rumble: Verb. To discover, to find out. E.g."She rumbled me when she overheard my conversation on the phone." british slang

* rump egyptian: Rump 910 a top  tcher-ti   rear peh (h sound with sub dot) ui  the buttocks, the two thighs, the stern, peh.uiu back of a man the end, peh.uit hinder parts of man or animal, back, rum, fundament, anus. peh.u rump steah. peh.uti the last comer. peh.uiu

* rumpus: A noisy disturbance; a commotion - he caused a rumpus with his flair for troublemaking

* Ruth Ann Adams: said... Having one of those neat-o pop-up cards, hand made by Chip Ahoy himself, is one of my 'bucket list' items. (Ah, bless. That can happen.) http://www.blogger.com/comment.g blogID=6329595&postID=2076757267523106687 profile: https://www.blogger.com/profile/01936054116421006847

A view from Youngstown PA.....not from Pundit USA which is totally out of touch with the electorate this election

How Trump won over a bar full of undecideds and Democrats

 New York Post


YOUNGSTOWN, Pa. — Ken Reed sat down at the main bar of the Tin Lizzy tavern with two things in mind: to dig into the tavern’s oversize cheese steak, and watch the presidential debate.
“I am hungry and undecided, in that order,” he said, digging into the savory dish in a bar that dates back to 1746.
Kady Letoksy, a paralegal by day, a waitress and bartender at night at the Tin Lizzy, sat beside him. At 28, she has never voted before, and she is now thinking it might be a good idea to start.
Letosky entered the evening undecided in a town that is heavily Democratic in registration. Her sister and father are on opposite sides of the political aisle. Donald “Trump had the upper hand this evening,” she said, citing his command of the back-and-forth between him and Hillary Clinton.
Reed, 35, is a registered Democrat and small businessman. “By the end of the debate, Clinton never said a thing to persuade me that she had anything to offer me or my family or my community,” he said, sitting at the same bar that has boasted local icons as regulars, such as the late Fred Rogers, and Arnold Palmer, who had his own stash of PM Whiskey hidden behind newer bottles of whiskey for his regular visits.

Brooklyn Hipsters are the worst!


Struggling artist fatally stabs female roommate over argument

 NY Post


A struggling artist allegedly butchered his female roommate inside their Queens apartment on Wednesday night — and then griped about having to find a new place to live, cops and neighbors said.
“I’m not going to have a lease anymore,” fumed suspected killer Render Stetson, as his neighbor, Joshua Cruz, looked on in horror moments after the stabbing.
“He was wearing just underwear,” Cruz recalled. “He was covered in blood.”
Stetson, a 26-year-old psychedelic illustrator who has worked on short films and music albums, had gotten into an argument with Carolyn Bush, also 26, in her second-floor apartment on Stanhope Street near Onderdonk Avenue in Ridgewood at around 11:25 p.m., according to police.
Neighbors told The Post that Bush was a waitress struggling to pay the rent, so she had been letting Stetson stay and pitch in. The two are both Bard College grads.
Wearing nothing but his boxer briefs, Stetson grabbed a kitchen knife during the dispute and plunged it into Bush’s neck, back and arm — in a bedroom where police later found her sprawled on the floor.
He then inexplicably stabbed himself in the leg before darting out of the home and down the block, smashing car windows and leaving a thick trail of blood along the way.

Porn Legend Ron Jeremy bangs someone in the rear....but not the way you think.

Porn legend Ron Jeremy hits a man with his car

By Bryan Hood Page Six NY Post September 29, 2016 

Just a reminder, it’s always good to watch where you’re going.
Adult film star Ron Jeremy struck a pedestrian with his car Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, reports TMZ.
The actor was reportedly making a left turn when he hit the unnamed man who was crossing the street dressed in all black. Although the pedestrian, who Jeremy claims he just “nicked,” was not seriously hurt, he was hospitalized.
While drugs and alcohol are not thought to have played a part in the accident, police are still investigating, according to the website.
Although the actor was not using his cellphone at the time he is notorious for sucking his own penis and his pants were unzipped so an investigation is in order. A dashboard camera and the Onstar GPS has been confiscated and will be reviewed.
A representative for Jeremy did not respond to a request for comment although they did text a photo of his penis.

The Fall of Fox News



Fox News: Number One Liberal News Outlet
by Don Surber September 28, 2016

With the exception of Sean Hannity, there is not one Fox News contributor backing the conservative candidate in the 2016 presidential race. For all its bloviating over the years about the liberal bias in the mainstream media. Fox News is the No. 1 cable channel of all, including ESPN. And now Fox News is just as liberal.

When you look at where some of that $2.3 billion a year in Fox News revenues go, the reason is clear. The Family Murdoch has invested heavily in Hillary Clinton's election. They want access, and so the family is doing all it can to elect her.

From Breitbart on January 26:
21st Century Fox/News Corp. ranks ninth on the list of the top “corporate and union donors to the Clintons over two decades,” according to a little-noticed list compiled by The Wall Street Journal in 2014. The list counts donations from “companies, foundations, and employees.”
21st Century Fox also ranks as the 13th biggest contributor to Hillary Clinton during her political career, according to a database maintained by the Center for Responsive Politics. The database credits the Rupert Murdoch-owned company as having pitched in $340,936 to her campaigns. That puts Fox just below Lehman Brothers, but eleven spots below second-place Goldman Sachs, on the pro-Clinton list.
Fox News has played its conservative viewers for suckers.

Screw you Colin Kapernick....and all the rest of the overpaid worthless scumbag football players


Injured Former High School Football Stands for National Anthem
by Kerry Picket Daily Caller 9/27/2016

A former high school football player seriously injured three years ago stood for the first time at the football field he once played at for the national anthem Friday night, Local 12 reported.
A large truck struck Wesley Baker in July 2013 as he walked on Highway 701 in Conway, South Carolina. Baker lost one of his legs and became brain damaged among other injuries.
Baker’s mother Debra Phipps said that her son barely survived but after hard work managed to stand for the playing of the national anthem at the Conway High School football game for the first time at the field since the accident.
“It feels like a dream. I’ve asked God for three years… when his accident took place I said, ‘God please let my son walk again and talk again,’ and day by day, he’s shown me miracles,” Phipps said.
Athletes from the NFL to the high school level have protested the “Star Spangled Banner” by either sitting out, kneeling or giving a black power salute in the past few weeks. Baker’s mother sees the issue differently.
“Wesley, he’s worked hard, he’s lost his leg and he had a right to sit down, but now God is giving him the strength to stand up, and we all need to stand up for America,” she later added.



three splendid dreams

The first part of the first dream is about cutting shapes into marble. I find myself in some sort of college master’s level stone cutting class. As the class develops the forms are cut into two pieces of marble that fit and interlock to make a thick artistic bridge that interlocks, so that people can walk under them, through them and over them as a bridge. The real art in the clever connection. It can be shaken in an earthquake and not come apart. As we go, it's quite detailed, the cutting of the shapes become rounded and their interlocking is also made with round forms and round spaces and they become increasingly lovelier and increasingly clever and stupendously complex. It is a beautiful sight to behold. And I’m still amazed by recalling it.

The second part of that dream involves the teacher of this marble carving class pulling me aside into her private office glassed off from the working studio. The details are too sexually explicit to mention. She wants to do only two specific things with me, apparently fascinated with my extreme thinness, something totally foreign to her and to all the other teachers and most of the other students. Oddly she leaves the curtain partially opened to the adjoining office so that its occupant might see what she’s doing with me. I wonder about that a bit concerned. As expected the second occupant does enter their own office, sees our activity and enters and joins her playing with me. Then a third. Actually, this was the best part of the dream. Better even than the amazing marble shapes. One after another they each had their way with me and it was all great. All of it. The white marble, the hefty women. All of it.

The second dream is very odd by it recalling within it a previous incident that I finally realized didn’t happen. I realize within the dream that I’m recalling a previous dream that I didn’t actually dream. Nonetheless the episode is extremely graphic. I’m telling this story to lost friend now reappearing in dream form. In the false dream somebody stole a vehicle that I actually did own previously so I stole another one to compensate my loss but this one is much better than the car that I owned. I don’t know what type but it’s ace. And expensive. I drove it all over the place, all over Colorado, I saw all the sights, impressive geography, astounding colorful views, and with my black Belgian sheepdog in the back. And that’s unreal right there because all three of those dogs insisted on sitting up front with her paw on my lap. We saw a lot of truly beautiful sights. Recalling it is actually really cool. When I finished using up the stolen car and finished with it, I parked the car and took Uber home to distance the vehicle from myself so I wouldn’t be busted. But I didn’t care about leaving traces, like dog hair, I didn’t detail the car before dropping it off. I didn’t care about leaving clues to who stole it, loose dog hair in the back seat. I didn’t wipe my own prints. I just didn’t care. I was all, so here’s your car back. Hope nothing happens to it until you find it or before it’s returned to you, whomever. And that’s all. And then within the dream I think to myself, “Oh wow man, that didn’t actually happen. I'm telling this lost friend a dream. Too bad because the whole thing is so ace.” I tell the lost friend, “I guess I dreamed that once.” But awake I know that I didn’t, or I would remember something so ace as that criminal activity and blithe attitude.

The third dream is exploring a new city with two other people, someone in the dreamworld close as a brother, and his wife. The city is mostly low class compressed with low ugly buildings and signs over signs and incredibly interesting to me. I’d like to stop anywhere along the way and explore on foot the shops, explore in more detail what’s going on. I say so in the car whizzing by all that and my companions are not impressed. They don't care to stop and explore anything. It’s like Hong Kong type of intensity. Or more like Macau. There’s tons of stuff going on that is foreign. His wife is singing in the car beautifully. Her own songs. Not with the radio, just singing, and her voice, her range, her holding a tune is quite incredible. I tell them how impressive that is. It could be her profession. They both answer it’s just something she does all the time.

Finally we stop at an Italian restaurant and everything on the menu is odd. Everything is something I never heard of so I just randomly pick something. And here is where the adventure turns sour. We are seated way in the back. In a booth with no opposing seat. A single long booth with a table in front and the view of the entire back portion of the restaurant, the seating furthermost away from everything else. Isolated, actually. The wife is seated first, then her husband who I know better leaving a very large space between them then himself near the outer edge then myself crammed uncomfortably close actually shoulder to shoulder with him right at the edge and struggling for comfortable space. I hate that. I don't like the irrational seating. The spacing that he is insisting on does not make sense. I try to push him closer to his wife to fill the empty space and create more table space for myself but he solidly resists. After some jostling I ask him impatiently, “What the fuck are you doing here, you asshole? This is ridiculous!” And the seating was horrible. Lumpy and busted springs. Torn covering. Red. Ugly. He said, “My wife’s gotta a problem with bugs crawling all around and up her butt.”

“Aw shit. The restaurant people knew that. That’s why they isolated us. It’s why the guy fumigated the seats before we sat down! Why did we even come here? Why go out at all? Why doesn’t she have her butt bugs cured? FFS!"

I woke up disgusted. But oddly pleased with the thought of stealing an exotic car, and further pleased with identifying a false dream within a real dream. That never happened before. And recalling with a great deal of fondness the weird sex portion of the first dream. I could write a whole separate porn story on that bit alone. But nice people like yourselves don’t care to read about that.

@smod2016

Solar storm heading towards Earth threatening to break your Sky TV and mobile phones.


Modern-day Britain could go into meltdown after scientists forecast the solar storm to hit between now and Friday which could wreak havoc with technology.

Solar storms affect Earth’s technology as radiation is thrown at the planet from the Sun.

While humans are protected from the radiation by the atmosphere, the rays can heat the outer atmosphere, causing it to expand which can affect satellites in orbit. That could lead to a lack of GPS navigation, mobile phone signal and satellite TV such as Sky.

Via Drudge: http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/715472/Solar-storm-Earth-break-Sky-TV-mobile-phones

Cascade Mall shooter and illegal voter?

Federal sources confirm to KING 5 that Cetin was not a U.S. citizen, meaning legally he cannot vote. However, state records show Cetin registered to vote in 2014 and participated in three election cycles, including the May presidential primary.

Cetin, who immigrated to the United States from Turkey as a child, is considered a permanent resident or green card holder. While a permanent resident can apply for U.S. citizenship after a certain period of time, sources tell KING his status had not changed from green card holder to U.S. citizen.

For more: http://www.king5.com/mb/news/local/investigators-may-probe-cascade-mall-suspects-citizenship-status-voting-record/327490798