Dec/15
2017

Abstract: Patreon decided to jack up fees to make a little more profit (oh, and also give a bonus to creators). People went apeshit and Patreon backed down.

Creators and Patrons,

We’ve heard you loud and clear. We’re not going to rollout the changes to our payments system that we announced last week. We still have to fix the problems that those changes addressed, but we’re going to fix them in a different way, and we’re going to work with you to come up with the specifics, as we should have done the first time around. Many of you lost patrons, and you lost income. No apology will make up for that, but nevertheless, I’m sorry. It is our core belief that you should own the relationships with your fans. These are your businesses, and they are your fans. (Patreon)

So, not all is bad in the world, or with the net. There are SOME agencies that can and will listen to the people they impact. For that Patreon has my respect.

It had been my plan to blog about Patreon back when the shit was first hitting the fan, back when I, like all the other small-money contributors were going to find our monthly totals jacked. But I was busy and didn't post. Now I'm happy to say that the problem was self-resolving, well, with the vocal contribution of all the other internet users out there who didn't hold THEIR opinions back.

Go team. Now we have bigger fish to fry...

Dec/14
2017

Ajit Pai: Asshole

Ajit Pai did what he was paid to do: put money and control into the hands of Verizon and the other mega-ISPs. For the Net and it's users? He fucked them all sideways with a rusty spoon. And laughed.

"What is the FCC doing today?" asked FCC chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican. "Quite simply, we are restoring the light-touch framework that has governed the internet for most of its existence." (AP)

Asshole Pai neglects one MAJOR difference: the Internet is NOT the same as it was for "most of it's existence". It's a VERY different place than, oh say back in the early 90's. Now EVERYONE depends on the Net for EVERYTHING, it's not something people can just decide to go without.

And he knows that. So with all consumers held by the balls, he carefully put the hands of his former employers right around those balls. And encouraged them to start squeezing them for all the dollars pain can buy.

The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds.

In a straight party-line vote of 3-2, the Republican-controlled FCC junked the long-time principle that said all web traffic must be treated equally. The move represents a radical departure from more than a decade of federal oversight.

So now Verizon will CHARGE you EXTRA for the things you want most: Music, Text, Documents... ACCESS. They will tune their already exorbitant fees to ensure that they can maximize profits. And you will have Puppet Pai to thank.

I'm betting that as a "former" Verizon lawyer he has PLENTY of fucking options to make some big bucks off this. He's done his damage, it will take years to roll back. He'll go back to India and build the next fucking Taj Mahal and talk about how "great" he was. And Dickhead will, once again, have done the maximum damage he can to the maximum number of (unwealthy) Americans.

And Ajit? Fuck you. Fuck you now. Fuck you tomorrow. Fuck you forever.

Dec/13
2017

ESPECIALLY those living in Alabama. Because they demonstrated the courage to kick one self-righteous, smug, ignorant, racist, misogynistic fuck head out on his ass.

Oh and to 70% of white men in Alabama? WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?

Jones' victory was fueled by huge turnout -- and near-unanimous support -- from black voters.

Turnout was much stronger in heavily African-American counties, relative to recent presidential elections, than in rural, white counties.

CNN's exit poll found that 30% of the electorate was black -- a higher share than in the 2008 and 2012 elections, when Barack Obama was on the ballot. The exit poll showed that 96% of black voters backed Jones. (CNN)

Yes nearly 95% of black men voted NOT-ASSHOLE. Nearly 100% of black women voted NOT-ASSHOLE.

This compares to the over 70% and 65% of white men and women, respectively, that voted PURE-UNADULTERATED-ASSHOLE.

Hard to explain, really, why only 35% of white women thought a pedo-rapist was a good thing to represent them. I'm guessing they're either abused or raised wrong. As for white men? Thinking that maybe it's some sort of genetic defect. At best. At worst? 70% of white men in Alabama are scum.

Yeah, probably the latter. Of course they can't intimidate women and minorities like they used to, so maybe, just maybe, they need to figure out how to not suck so hard.

Dec/12
2017

The country is going down, but not alone, because slowly the past is creeping up to the president... (Little play on words there, yes really.)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump sailed past a raft of allegations of sexual misconduct in last year's presidential election.

Now the national #MeToo spotlight is turning back to Trump and his past conduct. Several of his accusers are urging Congress to investigate his behavior, and a number of Democratic lawmakers are demanding his resignation.

You know and I know that Dickhead did far, far worse crimes against women than Al Franken. We all know that there are a LOT more women out there with stories to tell about Dickhead Donald. Being president won't protect him, the same way fame, fortune and polite society (where women are abused but don't tell) protected powerful men in the past.

Yes, yes, backlash and all that. Men will complain that having more women in places of power will jeopardize business, money and men... but the thing is women are ALREADY on the boards, they're ALREADY being promoted and now, suddenly, men will have to keep their dicks in their pants, their hands to themselves and the saucy comments left unsaid.

All things the current president can't do.

So, ladies, if you have a story to tell about Ol' Dickhead, speak now because the way to tackle a big obstacle is in pieces...

Dec/11
2017

It's nifty when assholes like Kirk Humphreys self-identify as, well, assholes. I mean it takes all the guesswork out of it.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A former Oklahoma City mayor and member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents was rebuked Monday for comparing gay people to pedophiles and politicians who've recently resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

Kirk Humphreys made the comments during a local TV public affairs show that aired over the weekend on KFOR-TV. An alumni group has called for his resignation, and the student body president encouraged the campus to voice its opinion on Humphreys' "ignorant" words.[..]

"Is homosexuality right or wrong? It's not relative, there's a right and wrong," Humphreys said. "If it's OK, then it's OK for everybody and, quite frankly, it's OK for men to sleep with little boys."

Kirk, you're a fucking douchebag, let's make no mistake about it. If anything your mental connection between being gay and preying on children makes me wonder what's going on in your mind. Rational people know the distinction, so, why are you confused? Frankly "ignorant" doesn't begin to describe the association between a person's sexual orientation and being a pedophile. It's deliberate. And it speaks directly to the character of the person making that association.

However, in other news, where cool and collected minds prevail, sanity proceeds apace...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump's ordered ban suffered another legal setback.

The new policy reflects the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump's demand earlier this year to bar transgender individuals from the military.

That's right, the mother fucking Pentagon has decided that a soldier is a soldier regardless of whom they're attracted to and how they choose to represent themselves.

And so, here's a big, fat FUCK YOU to Dickhead and tRump as well. Fuck off and good night.

Dec/11
2017

Sorry dipshit, but a unilateral declaration from a lunatic does NOT provide legal, moral or political impetus. But I'm guessing you're too desperate and crazy yourself to know.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he expects European countries to follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as his country's capital.[..]

But the EU's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini says the bloc's stance on the matter is unchanged. (BBC)

You want what you can't have and don't deserve. You believe that might makes right. You believe that past suffering justifies current atrocities. You are evil and you use religion to justify your evil. Fuck you Netanyahu and if your nation continues to support you, then fuck them as well.

Dec/10
2017

Every person injured, every person killed, every person angered or diminished by Dickhead Donald's statement that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel their blood, pain and suffering is on his hands.

Israel was established in 1947. That is how old the nation is. There is no more historical claim from one group than other that in "biblical times" that it belonged to them. Prior to 1947 Palestinians "owned" the land. The only path forward when something it taken from one group and given to another is to share. But sharing is not what the martial state of Israel has in mind. What it has in mind is the total annihilation of the former residents. Justification isn't needed if those who protest are all dead.

It didn't have to be this way, but Dickhead KNOWS no other way. He's having the most fun of his life, fucking with everything and everyone. Those who elected him basically elected a modern Caligula, as maniacally self interested as possible and unconcerned with the fate of those around him. I honestly think that Dickhead believes himself to be chosen by god, able to do or say whatever because none of it matters. Not to him.

Netanyahu, really there's nothing to add, other than the evil glee with which he's gloating on the turn of events. Now he can kill more openly, helping him realize the tragedies he'd intended to inflict all along. Netanyahu is and always was evil, similarly cloaked and abetted by the same religion that supports Dickhead.

I know it's foolish to hope that circumstances will just up and sweep these shitbags and their legacy away. Because that's not going to happen. Instead we have to wait for the Boomers to die off, and the pendulum to swing back to sanity. Hopefully not before everything is too far gone.

Dec/07
2017

Daryl has a problem: he was touched on the sleeve by a fellow house member. Then Daryl had a freakout. "I'm a heterosexual man, I have a wife and I love my wife, I don't like men the way YOU might, so just don't touch me."

OMG really?

Looks like there's a new homophobe-in-chief in Pennsylvania, and it's Daryl Metcalfe.

Daryl, you need some counseling dude. The way you expressed yourself was both sad and pathetic. Your hate for gay (and no one is actually sure that the fellow state rep who was speaking at the time WAS gay) is pretty damn clear. What was also pretty damn clear was that you're a fucking bigot asshole.

Frankly I'd tell you to grow a dick, but I'm guessing it's too late for that. Good thing you're married already.

Dec/07
2017

Arrest Paul Nehlen

Paul Nehlen needs to be in jail. No one is safe from a guy who tells people to "eat a bullet".

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan's Republican primary challenger told a columnist for the New York Post in a Twitter message to "Eat a bullet."

Paul Nehlen sent the tweet on Wednesday night. It came after a back and forth with Post columnist John Podhoretz that stemmed from a tweet Nehlen sent about a bill passed by the House that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines.

Podhoretz tweeted to Nehlen: "Maybe you should eat something. Your brain needs nourishment. It's the size of a pea."

Nehlen tweeted in response: "Do us all a favor, Podhoretz. Eat a bullet."

It went from "joking" to "deadly serious" in the space of a tweet. I don't doubt that this asshole would have shot the columnist in that moment, if he had the chance. Nor do I doubt that he would try that some time in the future.

I think the police need to have a serious talk with this GOP representative. And explain that threatening ANYONE with a bullet is wrong. Fuckwipe.

Dec/06
2017

I think having a total ignoramus for a president has helped clear up the swamp: it made people realize how much WORSE it could be when you elect an imbecile.

US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital has been met with a wave of disapproval. (BBC)

Again the spoiled child analogy holds. From kicking over other kids toys to running out into traffic, Dickhead has no concern about the impact his actions have on the nation or the world. All he cares is finding more and more incendiary actions so he can keep making headlines.

Of course this is only year one. Imagine what will be left for him to do by the time this bullshit winds to a close.

Dec/04
2017

This comes as a surprise to no one. Birds of a feather y'all.

Buoyed by the taste of his own success in Congress as the Republican tax bill inches closer to passage, Trump telephoned Moore to offer encouragement as well as support and also argued in a pair of tweets that Moore's vote was badly needed to push the president's policies forward.

In addition, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who was initially among several national Republicans to urge Moore to drop out of the race, said Sunday it was up to Alabama voters to decide whether the former state Supreme Court chief justice should be elected. (AP)

So this is less of a test of the GOP leadership, since that right there is a contradiction in terms, and more a test of Alabama and the Red State Nation as a whole. Which is more important to the "good people" of the south? Electing a pervert who will "represent" them? Or Electing a democrat to represent them?

All in all I have very little faith that Alabama will embrace any biblical principles here. I mean hell, they helped elect the fucking Antichrist, might as well elect Baal to go with him.

Dec/03
2017

President Lying Fuckface is back at it again.

Mr Trump's Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, said earlier that the president's aim in reversing the park's federally protected status was "about giving rural America a voice".

He added that "public land is for the public to use and not special interests". (BBC)

And how, exactly, was the public land NOT usable when it was a public monument? Or maybe we have different meanings to the word: "use". Use means enjoying, driving, hiking, camping and not mining, grazing, destroying, logging, scarring and depleting the resources from the ground. See when Dickhead says "use" he means "make money from". And when he says "public" he doesn't mean the average person, he means corporations.

Dickhead, you're a lying, fascist pig. You and yours are very busy raping the nation and its people of resources so you can get richer. And somehow idiots don't see this and think that Dickhead is a god given gift to support them. Well I guess the people of Jonestown thought the same thing too.

Dec/02
2017

Well there you go, so much for any pretense of fiscal conservatism. The "tax cuts" (for the rich) just added an extra trillion to the deficit. Strange, I thought the GOP campaigned on the promise of reducing, not increasing the overwhelming, massive, towering, future-crushing debt?

The plan sees a sharp cut in corporation tax, but a Senate committee finding has warned it would add $1tn (£742bn) to the budget deficit. (BBC)

The GOP has paid tribute to what it dearly loves most: rich people. In this case corporations will get wealthier, the rich, including Dickhead, will make a fat pile and everyone else? We can go fuck ourselves.

Dec/01
2017

Flynn-Flam

Mmmm yes. This WILL prove to be an interesting 2018.

On Friday it was Michael Flynn's turn "in the barrel", to borrow a line from Trump confidant Roger Stone. The former national security adviser pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about December 2016 conversations he had with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak and pledged to "fully co-operate" with Mr Mueller's ongoing investigations.

Mr Flynn has admitted he misled the FBI about his discussions regarding new sanctions imposed on Russia by the Obama administration following evidence of alleged meddling in the 2016 election. (BBC)

And so it begins very seriously. Flynn has already testified that he was instructed, not willfully going out on his own, to contact Russia before Dickhead took office. And with those instructions come a fascinating host of possibilities. There's a good chance that at least one tRump will find themselves on the dock for lying. We just have to hope the biggest bullshitter will get caught up in the net and go down with his brand.

Now that's a wish for 2018.

Nov/30
2017

Yes. Yes he is.

It was wrong for US President Donald Trump to retweet videos posted by far-right group Britain First, Downing Street has said. Mr Trump shared three posts by the group's deputy leader, including unverified footage purporting to show Muslims committing crimes. Theresa May's spokesman said Britain First used "hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions". (BBC)

Dickhead just can't help himself. Every time, every fucking time there's a problem that involves ACTUAL work (in this case, working on a new tax bill) Dickhead dodges responsibility by distracting and dissembling. In this case analysis has proved that the tax bill is garbage and mostly help the ultra-rich GOP donors. It won't help the middle class. It will actually hurt the poor. Asshole already insulted democrats who WERE going to sit down and discuss but... he insulted them and then demanded they apologize for being insulted.

So now this. Throwing yet ANOTHER tantrum to try and avoid the issues and challenges at hand.

Inept. Incapable. Ignorant. And yet, somehow, president. Anyone really can be president. If they're rich enough.

Nov/29
2017

After all they're both pretty fucking shitty to women.

An American has been charged by Canadian police for shouting a sexually explicit phrase at a female journalist.

Fawaz Abudhamad, 23, was charged with causing a public disturbance in Hamilton, Ontario.

The Maryland native shouted the obscenity as he drove by Britt Dixon, who was interviewing police outside of their local headquarters on Friday.

The reporter asked him why he did it, to which he responded: "Because everyone in the States does it". [..]

The reporter, who works for a local television station, said she did not wish to press charges, but the police did because they saw it happen.[..]

The man shouted "I want to [expletive] you right in the [expletive]" as a he drove by - a vulgar phrase that has gained popularity online in recent years. (BBC)

There you go. That's pure tRumpism at work. "Because I can yell this at women in the states" is the excuse. Why? Because there's an asshole elected president who repeats those sentiments LITERALLY all the time. What's more demeaning, belittling and mocking women CAN get you elected. That's a proven fact.

It's also a proven fact that such behavior is wrong and will eventually have consequences. Even if they're a long time in coming, there WILL be consequences. Just as Fucked Up Fawaz found out. Way to go cocktard. Oh and by they way? Try yelling that at a woman in the Northeast and see how far you get too. I triple dare you.

Nov/29
2017

Every year. Every fucking year around this time the highway home is a disaster. For some reason assholes MUST clog the goddamned roads to DRIVE to a fucking store probably to not find what they want and buy some other schlock that the gift-getter will hate but have to pretend to love.

ENOUGH. FUCKING STOP IT. EVERY goddamned person, even 90 year olds have phones, computers, tablets or laptops. You ALL have goddamned facebook and email. YOU CAN BUY YOUR SHIT ONLINE AND GET IT DELIVERED TO YOUR FUCKING DOOR. CHEAPER. FASTER.

AND! Bonus. You won't clog up my fucking commute home.

Thank you. This has been a public service announcement.