Saturday, October 15, 2016
By the Associated Press in the New York Post October 15, 2016
Before I was using an app on my cellphone. Google locked my cellphone, apparently for 72 hours, because Google's protection thinks it might have been stolen. Long story. Now, there is a very steep and high and incredibly aggravating learning curve. Imagine having Samsung and Sprint and Google all three deeply involved and interfering heavily in your phone service and NONE of their online technicians know the first thing about their product or their service or their interference. Not a single one. Turns out the answers and solutions are found on YouTube and well over a million people suffered the same fate. It's all quite incredible.
I feel rage rising again. Best get to the moon.
Partisan Crowds at Trump Rallies Menace and Frighten News Media
The New York Times By NICK CORASANITI
[added: NYT link]
And the comments are along the same line. I notice Bill Quick pingback from Daily Pundit there too.
Here at Outlander Systems blog.
He lays it on thickly and uninhibitedly, and he doesn't spare betrayed conservative voters either. Like this:
So for all you, “non-socialist“, “non-politically-correct” folks out there, why would you continue to not only reward failure, but continue to show up, and give support to the party that betrays you time, after time, after time?
You’re like a bunch of bitchy battered spouses.
A fucking meateater shows up to kick your abusive husband’s ass, and you go full blown Stockholm.Ha ha ha.
Recommended. For its tone captures the tone of Trump supporter's thoughts and motivations if not their constrained speech or behavior. They're conservative, after all, but now they're quite cross and expressing themselves. It explains very well the huge crowds that Trump attracts and their high level of enthusiasm, and it explains the extreme nervous edginess of the Democrat party operators that they abandon all pretense of objectivity and prattle like battery chickens.
Incidentally, today I received in email an invitation to reserve tickets to a Trump Rally in Colorado Springs on Tuesday. It says, "get your tickets here."
I didn't even know they issue tickets. Why would people be waiting outside? Do they all just show up? I don't understand this.
The email also says: Please limit personal items and arrive early to expedite entrance into the venue - please note, NO homemade signs, banners, professional cameras with a detachable lens, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, back packs or large bags will be permitted into the venue.
Whaaaat? That takes all the fun out of it. Honestly what have they got against SLRs? Pfffft.
So there's that.
And now something else. This is a two-part deal here.
In the sidebar of Outlander Systems the uppermost most recent post is titled Sneakyleaks. It's an item about how Democrat party is fighting against anti-Hiilay memes online. A bit shocked by the formation of pages and sites on Facebook and Twitter and Reddit with such names and titles as "Stop Hillary in 2016," and "Americans against Hillary Clinton," and hashtags like #NeverHillary, and #NeverClinton, and #CrookedHillary, they've taken up the use NSA computer programs that identify meme creating informal non-leaders, get their IPOs and infect their computers to mess them up and slow them down, as well, learn how to identify targets for their army of paid trolls. That is, computer warfare using using NSA technology. Mike Bishop writes:
If the allegations are true, the level of corruption is awe-inspiring.I found that intriguing so I pursued it.
He posts this exchange. It's unclear to me if the Brock in the message exchange is the Media Matters Brock, but I think that it is. Here is the large version of the page with red lines all over it pointing to who says what to whom in message exchanges that Mike Bishop posted. It is intriguing to say the least. Too large a display to show here. Apparently they're infecting computers with a program called "Fox Acid." I'm guessing that going to a page with that cartoon will then infect the computers, but I'm not certain.
We learn, they're concerned about the legality of what they are doing. One person says, "This is 18-2381 stuff, isn't it?" A red line is drawn to a law "18 U.S. Code § 2381 Treason." With a description of treasonous activities.
Amusingly, another link on the computer virus for election warfare page goes to Wikileaks titled "CTR are "Nerd Virgins who never see the sun." CTR stands for Brock's media group, Correct The Record, and the nerd virgins are his employees crammed into an open press room type space. The email seem innocuous enough to me. They want their candidate to win and they'e discussing the political landscape in the early days of Iowa caucus before Hillary won. They're concerned about what Republicans will talk about and how Hillary should be prepared. This is former White House advisor Paul Begala characterizing Brock's employees.
Correct the Record’s staff (18 and counting) is crammed into a newsroom-style bullpen in the back corner of the offices of American Bridge 21st Century, Brock’s Super-PAC. “They’re always there; they’re always working around the clock,” former Clinton White House adviser Paul Begala says of the crew. “I always tease David that he finds all of these nerd virgins and locks them away in a vault where they never see sunlight or have a drink or get laid. But God Bless them!”Ha ha ha. How rude! A fun read all around.
Now this digresses way off the subject of hateful spirited politics.
We also learn through these Wikileaks links on Outlander Systems that after discussing their shenanigans and realizing they're to be stuck in their newsroom-style bullpen and working late that Brock's cabal of sunless virgin nerds are all rather sick of We The People Pizza all the time.
No, really, that makes me sad. For it is written somewhere in a big fat book that nerds do not live by pizza alone but by the varied words of informed nutritionists. Or something. (Tonight I ate an artichoke. Now there's an overrated thistle for you. So much work, so much messy pile of leaves, for so little satisfaction. I feel stupid every time I bother with one of those things.)
So I had to look, to compare We The People Pizzas at 305 Pennsylvania Avenue with my own favorite Denver Pizza Company a few blocks away, that is not a fancy schmancy place nor headed by a top chef, just a small hipster type repurposed onetime row house and run by regular people. And I must say, Denver Pizza Company's pizzas compare quite favorably and are more imaginative. While the cost is the same. Although, come to think of it, they're both located in capital cities. So there.
So there you have it. Weirdly compulsive and hateful politics, psychotic actually, illegal besides, even treasonous, to hysterically abusive epithets for co-warriers fighting the for the same cause, to comparative pizzas in capital cities.
Friday, October 14, 2016
"The Academy has spoken to Dylan's agent and his tour manager," the Academy's chancellor Odd Zschiedrich told AFP.
But as yet they have not spoken directly to Dylan himself, he said.
"It's happened several times -- even in modern times -- that we haven't been able to speak to the laureate immediately," Zschiedrich said.
Dylan's silence could prove embarrassing for the Academy, which has faced some criticism for its decision to award the prize to a songwriter for the first time -- although reactions from the literary world have been mostly positive.
The new poet laureate of rock'n'roll played to a packed house in Las Vegas on Thursday night, hours after seeing off favourites including Britain's Salman Rushdie to become the first American to win the literature Nobel since Toni Morrison in 1993.
That's Jimmy Page playing guitar on Donovan's 1966 song. Trippy visuals. Don't stare at it 'cause it might induce seizures.
h/t: "House" Words And Deeds
lyrics after the jump
How presumptuous. This year I read that I'm taking a bath wrong and drying myself wrong, brushing my teeth wrong, moping the floor wrong, buying my clothes wrong, ordering take-out wrong. While nobody mentioned using my adverbs wrongly.
So that was just striking back. Truculently.
What's his name [british caustic chef] Gordon Ramsey, that's the guy, shows how to make scrambled eggs correctly. It will change your life. Four minute video, so they're done in mere minutes. Faster than burning toast.
What he doesn't say in the video is that this is a failed sauce. This is Hollandaise sauce allowed to ruin. Except with a LOT less butter, and on direct heat, on-and-off, as soon as you see the white change lift it off and stir the white into the liquid, set it down again and keep stirring, and then sour cream to stop the action and finish instead of lemon juice to start as with Hollandaise.
Scientifically it's a colloid. The egg yolk is emulsifier.
You see, the longer you cook scrambled egg then the more egg protein tightens its connections squeezes out water like a sponge to evaporate until they become dry and tough. By stirring in cold butter at the beginning then the eggs can stay wet. You can control it so that the egg thickens without curds forming, or allow them to form to whatever extent that you like. Ramsey is showing how to control the wetness, the curd formation, the richness with butter, and the flavor and slamming the brakes on cooking with cool crème fraîche (sour cream).
It's simple and masterful. And doing it this way leads directly to producing perfect Hollandaise because it shows at hand what's going on with both.
Hold off from salt until the end so it doesn't interfere. Salt makes egg go all wonky. And for your delicate tastes a few sprigs of torn or chopped tarragon is excellent, a light and bright near licorice flavor.
Imagine this with a teaspoon of mustard. Or shredded cheese. I prefer a harsh bite of jalapeño.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
I woke up this morning and turned on the television. The local news was covering new allegations against Trump. A claque of women piling on about Trump indiscretions having come all at once from nowhere, poof, out of thin air. *click* over to CNN with a panel covering new allegations against Trump delivered by a claque of women piling on. *click* Over to CNBC talking about the same thing. *click* Over to a financial channel talking about the same thing. *click* Over to MSNBC talking about the same thing, *click* Over to PBS talking about the same thing. *click* On to FOX displaying a video of Trump out of his corner in the ring in full boxing mode and swinging. I literally roared laughing. And I could not stop. Man, that felt good to belly laugh.
They're insane. Thousands of incredibly damaging emails and every single news source is talking about unknown women suddenly crawled out of the woodwork as if by irrepressible inducement, while a bonfire flares and overtakes them from behind, completely sacrificing their very last shred of credibility with this insane attempt at scraping the barrel so deeply they all tumble into it, and all at once, and Trump rises even higher above the whole lot.
Now, say the worst happens and these dopes actually do succeed with their immediate project of dragging their worn out carcass of their thoroughly corrupted hag across the finish line? What happened to the tea party types? Do they imagine they disappeared long ago? Isn't the very presence of Trump all the evidence they need that their fronting gig is up? With each cycle opposition returns more fierce than the previous cycle. Can't they read the handwriting on the wall at their very own Belshazzar's feast, as they drink from the gold goblets of the temple? Allow me, it reads:
Dollars, dollars, national debt, your enemies.
And it means:
Your days are numbered.
You've been weighed and measured and found wanting.
Your nation is halved and it is given to your opposition.
Sooner or later, their cooked goose is well done. By their own participation in corruption they are creating a Civil War and they're so isolated and insulated and aloof and so ambitious that they cannot even perceive it. They honestly cannot see their part in creating a straight up rebellion as it presents itself in stages. Opposition keeps getting stronger, even to the destruction of a political party, and they imagine they're going to survive it all while they're already dead to half of the nation. Only half the nation gives them their two cents.
Notice the email hack situation is so bad that Obama must now start a war elsewhere. After dallying all over the Middle East taking shots all over the place, shrinking in stature, abetting criminally evil enemy nations and reducing the prestige of his own nation given him for safekeeping, for whatever that's worth, the little yard troll finally allows his hamstrung military to shoot back. We don't question the timing. We know the timing. We've seen the tail wag the dog before. Here, let me photoshop that. Obama needs a distraction, and he needs one NOW!
They cannot feel the waters of the Rubicon splashing at their hips. And they wouldn't know which issues are important if they were smacked across the face with them like a board flung by hurricane Matthew.
Trump's irate followers are already expecting such desperate measures and are flatly not having any of it. Not one bit. Clinton's camp is reduced to online trolling of the weakest most vacuous type.
At this late point, it will be no good for news services, national and local, in winning the presidency for their chosen candidate when the cost is their own credibility, for having chosen, and everything else is lost.
Rather than using the money for 911, lawmakers and governors have instead raided it time and again to balance the budget, leaving critical upgrades to the state's most important public safety system on hold.
An NJ Advance Media analysis found that of the $1.37 billion the state has collected in 911 fees since 2004, only 15 percent, about $211 million, has been used to help pay for the 911 system.
Investment in the upgrade, known as NextGen 911, has trickled to a halt.
Via Reddit: http://s.nj.com/oQG8EVg
The full results from Sunday night’s debate are in, and Donald Trump has come from behind to take the lead over Hillary Clinton.
The latest Rasmussen Reports White House Watch national telephone and online survey shows Trump with 43% support among Likely U.S. Voters to Clinton’s 41%. Yesterday, Clinton still held a four-point 43% to 39% lead over Trump, but that was down from five points on Tuesday and her biggest lead ever of seven points on Monday.
They're offensive and miserable and they can never manage to say anything substantive. They are not paid a living wage, rather they're paid pennies per comment so they make a lot of them that all added up signify nothing at all.
This is seen on an item on FOX news site about FBI agents unanimous in disagreeing with Comey's decision to not recommend Hillary Clinton for prosecution after delivering a litany of federal crimes she committed, itself signifying nothing. The entire report reiterates what is already well known and internalized and not wort the internet space its printed on. Since FBI agents haven't actually done anything noticeable it's all sturm und drang. Tell us what FBI agents do about their collective disgust and that might be newsworthy.
Back to what a troll looks like, and they too can be simply ignored because there is nothing of substance there, they look exactly like this:
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Maybe I'm not recalling the video exactly.
The point is Obama showed his little boner to entertain ladies and CNN shelved the damaging footage to protect their candidate of choice having decided they're news shapers and not news deliverers, that is, CNN decided their role must be propagandists for Democrat party. Obama put himself on par with the likes of Anthony Weiner, and frankly, this gives the lie to all the faux outrage about Trump's indiscretion in speaking privately, and recorded illegally, while still private citizen and with no political candidacy in immediate sight. Everyone knows what he said about women throwing themselves at power and money happens to be true. They're all feigning disgust to lie to us about their own false demure and religious moral values. Making themselves the most pathetic of jokes.
Real jokes ensue to the YouTube video of the sort you can easily predict, along the lines of, he's talking to Reggie Love, and, now show us Michelle's boner.
Loathe to give this little prick anymore attention that his certifiable narcissism craves, the video can, for whatever puny, mediocre, undersized value it may have, can be found on YouTube by searching [obama shows erection airplane] There are a couple of the same video there presently.
[My sister in law told me she quietly came down the steps one Saturday morning to catch my nephew, three at the time, now an Army vet with an Iraq tour, watching cartoons naked and with an erection and holding it jerking it around and back and forth, going "Vroom, vroom, vroom, skeeeeeeet, vroooom." Upon noticing his mum behind him on the steps he turned to show her and chirped with childish delight, "Lookie Mommy, I'm playing with my joy-stick!"
Obama: "Lookie everyone, I got a boner on my airplane!" ]
Roger Waters closed out a huge nostalgic boomer fest in Indio, California last weekend. His newest contribution to entertainment was an out-sized inflatable pig festooned with Trump insignia. The noted anti-Semite also took time to excoriate Israel and to heap praise on Palestine, which apparently caused some backlash in the audience:
While Waters's anti-Trump stance elicited cheers, albeit not universally, his statement on Israel drew a more muted response with some fans clapping but others booing and at least one proudly waving an Israeli flag as a counter-protest.
Waters is well-known for his criticism of Israeli policy and in 2013 came under fire from Israel supporters for putting a Star of David on the inflatable pig. link
Waters' former bandmates were right about Roger being an OCD freak.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
Jack White, like Bruce Springsteen, has seen better days:
GOP Sabatoge by Vox Day October 10, 2016
In case it wasn't clear from all the anti-Trump commentary by establishment Republicans over the last week, Mike Cernovich reports that elements inside the Republican Party are engaging in an active anti-Trump sabotage campaign:
Donald Trump’s get out the vote efforts have been sabotaged at every level by the GOP, sources report exclusively to this reporter. Some of the sabotage is obvious and clear, and others is more subtle. Their motivations for sabotage vary from personal and professional jealousy to financial.It's fascinating. I have suspected since the Clinton-Bush campaign that the Republican Party would sometimes rather lose than win, but there is no longer any shadow of a doubt that they are determined to take a fall for Hillary Clinton, just as John McCain did for Obama in 2008.
When a Donald Trump volunteer goes to the local GOP office to get out the vote, she’ll be sent out to knock on doors for down ballot candidates in neighborhoods Trump has already won. Would-be volunteers have reported to me that when the showed up at the GOP office, the local office would tell them to campaign for other GOP candidates. When the volunteers told the local office that they wanted to campaign for Trump, they were told to leave.
Other would-be volunteers have told me they’d show up to GOP offices only to find the doors had been locked. Their calls would go unreturned. It was simply impossible to volunteer to get out the vote for Donald Trump.
Can you imagine how well Trump would be doing if he wasn't fighting a) his opponent, b) both mainstream and conservative medias, and c) his own party's establishment?
Sunday, October 9, 2016
But I was reminded of a young man that I knew at age nineteen.
Now, this is a tremendous life skill to possess. It fascinated me. I asked him how he does that, how does he form his saliva bubbles. His answer was a blowoff shrug. He didn't actually know. I didn't let him get away with that. I interrogated him obnoxiously. He did patiently try to explain to me a little better but he was still giving me blowoff answers. "Come on! Tell me how you make the bubbles." I insisted. And he could not escape my nagging.
"I get them from under my tongue." That was the best I could get out of him. And he really thought about it too. The fact was he didn't have the vocabulary to tell me he allows a pool of saliva to form then bends his tongue with the the tip of his tongue down the back of his lower teeth and that squeezes out a bubble that he brings to the top by flattening his tongue downward and then blows it through his wet lips. He can do this surprisingly rapidly so that more than one bubble is floating around at one time. He smoked cigarettes and that strengthened the saliva bubbles. He graciously added that he likes to do it outside around people waiting for the light to change to cross the street and make people look around for the source of the tiny bubbles blowing around. Then he giggled. The thought of punking people with tiny spit bubbles was funny.
When he did this as he smoked a cigarette then amazingly the bubbles would fill with smoke so that he blew out tiny saliva smoke bomb bubbles that popped releasing the tiny container of smoke. Poof, poof, poof. Incredible!
I spent days trying to copy him and finally learned his technique. But I'm not good at it. My saliva bubbles are too weak. I can feel them in there but they pop before I can blow them out. You have to have gooey saliva for all that to work. Some conditions they work better. I think his smoking habit added to his saliva bubble skill.
So then, that's what I think of Drudge's tongue-in-cheek Ryan. That Drudge sure does come up with the weirdest photographs. (Actually, I mostly wanted to see how well the Photoshop clone tool would work to make Ryan's mouth bulge disappear.)
Try making a saliva bubble, you have all the information I had. You could blow your children's minds with your awesome abilities. Go on. Try it, I said.