Ok yes, yes I know, it comes as no surprise to anyone that Rush is busy being an R-Tard but this one is especially heartwarming and we must share. If you don't like it, go away, as our byline points out handily right there on the right above the calendar and copyright.
Limbaugh blasted the pontiff on Wednesday, a day after Francis released "Evangelii Gaudium" (The Joy of the Gospel), a 50,000-word statement that calls for church reform and castigates elements of modern capitalism.
Limbaugh's segment, now online and entitled "It's Sad How Wrong Pope Francis Is (Unless It's a Deliberate Mistranslation By Leftists)," takes direct aim at the pope's economic views, calling them "dramatically, embarrassingly, puzzlingly wrong."[..]
Limbaugh, whose program is estimated to reach 15 million listeners, called the Pope's comments "sad" and "unbelievable."
"It's sad because this pope makes it very clear he doesn't know what he's talking about when it comes to capitalism and socialism and so forth." (CNN)
See it's great really because New Pope (as he's been lovingly dubbed by those still in awe of the pontifical about-face) is really separating the wheat from the chaff (or men from teh old-boyz) and it leaves "conservatives" in the lurch. You mean there's a difference between the love of money and the adoration of God? Say it ain't so! Really you can hear the fuses snap in ol'Rushie's brain. But, but... how will conservatives fare if they have to play on an all-even playing field where big money isn't buying votes to keep those stinkin' paupers from voting? Oh it hurts the pale-white, predominantly bald head!
Of course Rush took it as a personal slap that New Popey had the cojones to dis dat filthy lucre. I mean prior to this they was best buds right?
Limbaugh took particular issue with the Pope's criticism of the "culture of prosperity," which the pontiff called a "mere spectacle" for the many people who can't afford to participate.
"This is almost a statement about who should control financial markets," Limbaugh said. "He says that the global economy needs government control."
Well maybe not best buds because likely Rush might know who the Pope is but the Pope couldn't care less about some fat, flatulent fucktard from the US Republican right.
Rush you fucking ninny, what the Pope said was: "Since assholes in the world can't control their extraordinary greed and are willing to ruin their fellow man in the process someone needs to call out evil to its face: Greed is Evil." Take the whole 2008 Financial crisis for example, that was EVIL. The bankers who made hand-carts of cash and stock while people lost their homes and lives: EVIL. CEO's getting salaries in the millions while employees are getting laid off and the company being sold off: EVIL. That's what the Pope is saying, moron, but chances are you know it.
Pope Francis is, and I never thought I'd ever say this about a Pope, a pretty good guy. I mean for a Pope. He's drawing a very tight line between what religion is all about and what conservativism isn't. He genuinely knows what he's talking about when it comes to the Bible, and it's scaring the pants off the "religious" right. At least I can sleep better knowing there ain't never, ever gonna be a Saint Koch. No matter how rich they are, they sure as shit are goin' ta hell.
Jackie Turner put an add on Craigslist to rent a family for the holidays. Compensation? $8 an hour.
If Jackie was on the east coast, I'd do it for free.
Jackie found there were others that feel like me. And that there were others that feel like her. All I can tell Jackie is that we can't choose who gives birth to us or our circumstances when we are children. However, we can choose what kind of person we become and Jackie seems to have risen above. She seems like the type of person I would be proud to call a daughter.
My home life was far from as traumatic as Jackie's. It was also far from some TV Land idyllic family but I do have parents. However, growing up I longed for siblings because all my cousins were from big families and I was the odd ball only. However, as an adult I have "siblings" I've found along the way. I know I can count on them far more than my cousins who are "blood".
I wish Jackie all the best in finding her "family". And may her and her "family" have wonderful holidays!
In mid-September, Glenn Broadnax was disturbed, which is to say he was unbalanced. He walked into traffic in NYC. As traffic piled up and police arrived, he reached into his pants pocket to get his wallet. Police, believing he was getting a gun, shot him. Well… ok, not really. They shot at him. And crack marksmen that they are, they hit two people in the crowd and missed him entirely. Then, the cops changed their minds about shooting the unarmed man to death, decided to tazer him, and then arrested him.
He was charged with menacing, drug possession and resisting arrest. Reasonable enough stuff. I’m on board. But now the DA has tacked on something new. Two counts of felony assault. Who did he assault? The bystanders the cop shot obviously. Poor judgment and worse aim led to the cops drawing their weapons and shooting the wrong people, but they’re blaming Glenn instead.
It’s all an attempt to push responsibility for their actions away from the police both to maintain a solid wall of blue (note: the names of the cops are being protected while they’re on paid leave) and protect the city from the lawsuits the victims will press against the city for their medical expenses. The cops ignored the 4th rule of gun safety: Be sure of your target and of what is beyond it. It’s beaten into the students of every gun safety class ever given. And it was casually disregarded by the NYPD. The cops violated rule #4 and hurt bystanders. It’s not the first time. And it probably won’t be the last.
And now the DA is sitting in court trying to make a case based on first mover. The initial cause is blamed for everything that follows after. It's bullshit grandstanding. Based on that, I blame the DA and demand he be brought up on assault charges immediately. Why? Well, his repeated attempts to protect cops from their own mistakes has instituted a culture of negligence where cops don't care if they arrest, assault or murder innocents. This lead to cops firing on crowds last year and again in September. Ipso Facto, the DA should be put on trial. Same logic, new initial cause.
Putting Glenn on trial for a cop's failure to practice gun safety is bullshit. No reasonable person would think that Glenn's actions forced the cops to shoot bystanders. There are doubt that they should have even pulled their guns in the first place since he was unarmed. The thug cops acted precipitously and used more force then necessary. Worse, they missed their target at a range of less than 15 feet and hit innocents. Put the cops behind bars.
Johnita writes for CNN. She makes money from the news. Thus her "emotionally wrenching" tale of being "emotionally wrenched" while gobbling down the Newtown 911 tapes is pukeworthy. But here, have a sour taste for yourself...
(CNN) -- I cried several times yesterday. This happened as I was reviewing scripts for CNN's upcoming coverage of the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.
I have read and heard some of the powerful and emotional pleas of families, attorneys and their supporters who felt the 911 calls should have been withheld. Yet I fully believe that access to public records is crucial, even if painful. We can never learn the truth about our society and its ills and inspirations without full access to public documents.
Read: "I need to make some money from this, but how?"
Some images I cannot bear to look at -- or sounds to hear -- but I will do so because I know we are committed to shedding light on important stories and issues.
Read: Lightbulb! I can write about how SAD reading about OTHER people's tragedy makes ME and get my blog on the front page! Win!
Lady your crocodile tears ain't foolin' no one. Since when has reading about the pain and suffering of others made this world a better place? Did footage of Vietnam prevent another war? Do horror movies prevent mutilations and murder? Yeah no. It's just voyeuristic "journalism" with nothing to add but cheap thrills for public jaded and bombarded by graphic violence. The net profit is yours though, isn't it? You did your job, got some hits, from the shallow "there but for the grace of... go I/we/us."
I realize not everybody is going to agree with how CNN handled the 911 calls, but one thing we can all agree on is that we need to hug our kids tighter.
I did that as soon as I walked in the door from work yesterday evening.
And then you kicked back, ordered some delivery, popped open a brew and lit up a smoke. Job well done right?
Yes you can sigh with relief: 20-Watt Baby Jesus is back in his magazine-rack creche on the neighbors lawn, same as always. More bulletins as news warrants!
Ok really enough. I don't care who you are, I don't care what you do, I also don't care what you eat, how you look, or even what kinky fucking sex shenanigans you're into: JUST DON'T POST A PICTURE.
I mean I get the whole voyeurism when you're taking a picture of someone else "omg can you even believe what they're doing? You won't believe me so I'll show you." Ok, yes, I get that. But the whole "look at me" shit is tired, ok? TIRED. I don't want to look at you posing by yourself. Part of a crowd? Party? Family? Outing with friends? Next to a celebrity lookalike? National monument? Ok Cool. You go. But in your bathroom mirror? NO! Fuck you. Fuck off. DIAF. Shrivel, dry up and blow away please like Nosferatu in the sun.
From now on anyone ANYONE I know taking a selfie and showing it to me gets the personal banhammer. You don't need me, you need the validation of mindless trolls out there who don't even know your name. +1! Ding! There you go. Acknowledgement. It's more than you're gonna get from me.
Seriously? Someone needs some lessons in etiquette.
VATICAN CITY — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given Pope Francis a book about the Inquisition in Spain that was written by his late father.
Netanyahu presented a Spanish translation of the 1995 book, “The Origins of the Inquisition,” to Francis during their 25-minute private audience Monday.
Really, that's like giving a Rabbi a book on moneylending in medieval times. Could you be any more fucking tacky? And the fact that it was written by his father makes it even more tasteless. For someone who spends a fuckload on flowers and ice cream you'd think a PM might have just a wee bit more savior faire. Apparently not. Just goes to show, anyone can be gauche and tasteless, no matter how powerful or how rich they are.
I hate the phone. When it rings it's never a good thing, mainly because all the people I could *want* to hear from would contact me electronically. So when it rings I eye the little display with a measure of contempt and loathing. More so now that there is someone potentially choosing a college. I mean you *might* think that getting a call from a prospective college might be useful, to you know, answer the questions you haven't found in literature or online. Only not so much, because most of the people, or kids rather (I think the marketing firms believe talking "teen to teen" is more convincing) know dick about the college they represent. The net result is that even if you were interested before they call, you sure as fuck aren't now.
Take, for example, the majors a college offers. One might think, MIGHT, that if you were hawking that college you'd know (or have on hand) the list of majors offered by that institution. How unexpected is it for someone to ask a "college representative" if the school has major 'X'? (chemistry, bio, science, math, whatever.) When the voice on the other end goes "uh, I'm not sure" or "huh, I don't know" at that point you ask yourself:
a. why am I even talking to this person?
b. what kind of rube did these people hire?
All in all it reflects very poorly on said college.
I can recall the surprise when I found out that the caller was NOT and had NEVER attended the college they were shilling for. I had thought, as I suppose they expected most people would, that the young person was someone who was or had attended. The funny thing was, the truly funny thing, was that they were selling a college I actually HAD attended. So when I'd casually referenced buildings and locations (oh did they finally fix up that old lab building?) they were like uh, dunno, really like, because, well, I don't know anything about the college really, I'm just calling to see if your kid wants to go there.
Gee, well, ya know, but uh, thanks but no thanks.
So a message to whomever is selling college admission services over the phone: GIVE YOUR PHONE SOLICITOR A CHEAT SHEET ABOUT THE COLLEGE FIRST. That way you save them time, the college embarrassment and the risk of getting kicked off someone's list. A little homework goes a long fucking way.
That is seemingly the message from the Motion Picture Association of America. I've seen R-rated movies depicting rape, intercourse, violent murder, even men receiving fellatio. Granted, certain body parts are obscured by creative filming angles and props, but we get the message. However a recent indie movie showed a woman getting some "connie" and suddenly the MPAA demands that the scene be removed, or the movie, Charlie Countryman, will get the dreaded NC-17.
At least NC-17 is available now. At one point the next option was the double dreaded X, which was guaranteed kiss of death for box-office success. (Quick, which film earned the very first NC-17 rating? Answer at the bottom)
Evan Rachel Wood, the lead actress in Charlie Countryman, went to twitter to criticize the MPAA for the action. I haven't seen the movie, I don't know if camera angles and props could have made the scene more "palatable" to the MPAA reviewers. However, I tend to agree with what Ms. Wood has to say. MPAA's judgments are chauvinistic and it just reinforces the attitude that sex is about and for men. If a woman happens to have a good time in the process, its just a by product of sorts.
However, the makers of Charlie Countryman may have the last laugh. Although they caved and cut the scene to get the R-rating, I foresee a "director's cut" or some other thing where the scene is reinstated and the movie is released to video as NC-17. People that buy the movie don't give a flying crap whether its NC-17 or R. And any whiff of controversy over a cut scene drives people to want to see what the MPAA's complaining was all about.
Since, the MPAA really only gets to throw its weight around in theaters perhaps someday they will just shrivel up and disappear. Besides, if a parent is going to show their kid a movie that is anything but G or PG-13, they should watch the movie with their kids or around the same time. Then have a conversation about anything that is questionable.
(And the answer to my trivia question is Henry and June. If I recall correctly, there was a little "connie" in that movie, too.)
Thinking of buying a cool toy online for someone for the holidays? Don't buy from KlearGear, they're assholes.
After [KlearGear] fined a Utah couple $3,500 for writing a negative review and sparked a financial nightmare for more than a year, a public service lawyer has agreed to take the case and fight back with demands for $75,000 in compensation.
When Jen Palmer of Salt Lake City didn't receive a Christmas gift that her husband ordered for her online, she wrote a negative review of KlearGear.com and moved on with her life. But the company fined the Palmers $3,500, citing bizarre fine print on its website. (ABC)
Funny ha ha that KlearGear thinks that no one should be allowed to protest when they don't deliver what they sold. Funnier still is that they would actually try and take someone to court. THIS IS THE INTERNET AGE FUCKTARDS OR DIDN'T YOU NOTICE? Of course, as I just said, the internets noticed this bullshit bad behavior and are currently ripping KlearGear and it's owner Lee Gersten a new one. It's fair to expect that sales will drop proportionally.
See, Lee, it's like this. People hate assholes and when you act like one people will take steps to: a. Let other people know they shouldn't take the risk and b. let YOU know that THEY know you're an asshole. It's like the "group wail" thing that infants do when they're attacked. It defends everyone.
So message to Lee: fail. Follow up message: suing a customer for honestly posting about your ripping them off? Double fail. Don't let the door hit you in the ass when you close up shop.
That's the nice title of this post. What I'd originally titled this post in my head was "Jason Pelletier is a cock."
NEW YORK (AP) -- An appeals court has cleared a driver in a fatal crash after agreeing she faced an "unforeseen emergency" when a back-seat passenger untied her bikini top.[..]
[Brittany] Lahm and a group of friends were returning to Rockland County after a day at the New Jersey shore when Brandon Berman allegedly pulled the bikini strings. He was killed when the vehicle hit a guardrail and flipped.
In a 3-1 decision, the Brooklyn Appellate Division last week upheld a Rockland jury verdict, which found Lahm's bikini top problem constituted "a sudden and unforeseen emergency not of her own making."
The verdict came after a 2011 civil trial brought by Jason Pelletier, one of four passengers in Lahm's car.
Pelletier, who was injured in the crash, sued Lahm for damages. He testified that she leaned forward for about 20 seconds as she attempted to retie her bathing suit top. His lawyers argued that she should have pulled over before trying to adjust her top.
Lahm testified that she took her hands off the wheel for only a second.
Ok clearly justice AND common sense ruled the day in this instance. What baffles my mind is that Jason even thought he could win. I'm sorry, but if someone yanks your pants down while you're in the middle of the street are you actually going to shuffle to the curb with your junk hanging out before pulling up your shorts? Really? FUCK NO, DUH.
This accident never should have happened, but the person at fault happens to be a dead guy now. If Brandon hadn't been a total ass no one would have been injured. Instead, what was a moment of stupid harassment turned into a lifetime of regret. Any woman, ANY WOMAN, who gets her boobs exposed against her will naturally fights like a cat to restore her dignity. If that means taking your hands off the wheel for a moment, then so be it. It was hardly Brittany's fault that she reacted when some guy "playfully" (I like how harassment can be labeled as "playful") unties her top.
Jason, I'd say "fuck you" but you've already fucked yourself. Have a nice day.
My mother-in-law is over for the holiday and while many live in dread of these events I welcome it because MY mother-in-law is wonderful and hilarious in an endearing way. This trait becomes especially pronounced when it comes to technology.
The task seemed simple: find out why her favorite yarn was no longer available and see if it could be purchased on the web. First, mom is NOT, I repeat NOT, internet savvy. Her relationship with the net is akin to going through a TSA screening: worrisome and foreboding yet entirely necessary. So she asked my friend who kindly set her up with a 10" tablet. Er. Tablet. Uh huh. No keys, no mouse, just tablet. But android tablets are pretty intuitive. Touch, swipe, type. Great, on ebay but... "Can't THE computer tell what color the label is in the picture?" Er, no Mom, it can't a human needs to describe the item and the picture is only a supplement. Still, not so much of the idea came across. We found the yarn for her.
"Oh look there's a document attached. I want to read the document. Don't you have that Adobe thing on here? Adobe Apricot?" I'm dumbfounded. Yes apricot and acrobat do sound *kinda* similar. I'm laughing, my friend is laughing and my mother-in-law is now churning through other hilarious permutations of things that almost-sound-similar to acrobat but not acrobat. Aprocat? Abrogat? Astrocat? I'm about in tears. Took me three tries to gasp out "acrobat".
Ah yes, you gotta love 'em. Our lovely luddies. Every family has them and they do their job of keeping us human in the best and worst of times.
I posted previous about Maria Kang and her self congratuating, fatty hating attitude.
In response to an article about real life plus-size women posting pictures of themselves in lingerie, the twat posted facebook:
"The popular and unrelenting support received to those who are borderline obese (not just 30-40lbs overweight) frustrates me as a fitness advocate who intimately understands how poor health negatively effects a family, a community and a nation,"
Facebook initially labeled her post as hate speech and blocked her account. They relented, reinstating her account but not the post, stating that she could re-post if she wished. However Ms. Kang thinks facebook should repost it if wasn't offensive.
Even I don't think what Ms. Kang had to say is offensive. Arrogant? Check. Obnoxious? Check.
Honestly, my man thinks I'm the hottest thing, with our without lingerie, since man invented fire, so it doesn't matter what Ms. Kang thinks. I do wonder if her man would be so forgiving if she ever finds herself in a position where she is unable to maintain her taut abs and cute tushie.
I am one of the lucky ones, I live in a state with Blue Laws. Oddly I never thought of it that way until just now.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Shoppers won't be lining up for Thanksgiving Day deals at stores in Rhode Island, Maine and Massachusetts. They can't.
It's the legacy of so-called "blue laws," which prohibit large supermarkets, big box stores and department stores from opening on Thanksgiving. Some business groups complain, but many shoppers, workers and even retailers say they're satisfied with a one-day reprieve from work and holiday shopping.
Of course greedy businesses are crying that they're losing out of the greed-grab because they're unable to take away their employees holiday time. Oh cry me a fucking river you assholes. If because business owners can be home with *their* families on Thanksgiving so should their employees. IT'S A FUCKING FAMILY HOLIDAY YOU JACKTARDS. That means spending time WITH family, not time spending dough ON family.
As for Macy's, J.C. Penney, Staples, Toys R Us and ESPECIALLY Wal-Mart here's a nice, fat FUCK YOU GREEDY DOUCHEMONGERS from WoS for screwing your employees out of their Thanksgiving. And to anyone thinking of drooling for deals on Thursday? Yeah, maybe you can save an extra buck or two, but you can't buy the time you didn't spend with your family back. Not for all the money in the world.
Because, you know, they really *need* the tax breaks more than the rest of us...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A federal judge has struck down a law that gives clergy tax-free housing allowances in a decision that could have far-reaching financial ramifications for pastors across the U.S.
In her decision Friday, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb in Wisconsin wrote that the exemption "provides a benefit to religious persons and no one else, even though doing so is not necessary to alleviate a special burden on religious exercise," the Wisconsin State Journal reported.
Yeah I'm not feeling it. Why exactly do clergy get a free ride when it comes to paying tax on their properties? These are people who should be believing that "God" will provide right? Not their fellow man.
I can sense the outraged squealing already: "Whaaa! These atheist judges, are on a crusade against religion. How unfair! Of course clergy deserve better than the rest of us. Because!" Yeah, I'm sure it's started.
Little by little sanity will chip away at bullshit privileges these self-endowed have provisioned for themselves. Yet another windmill for the conservative right to tilt at. Whoopie.
I mean it would kinda explain why they're all strangely fit, wouldn't it?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Butterball apparently has big fat mystery on its hands: The company says it doesn't know why some of its turkeys wouldn't plump up in time for Thanksgiving this year.
CEO Rod Brenneman says in an interview with the AP that it's the first time it happened and that the company is investigating what went wrong. Butterball had announced last week that it will have a limited supply of large, fresh turkeys that are 16 pounds or heavier for the holidays.
So I guess Butterball won't be this year. It remains to be seen if other producers have similar issues. I can visualize it, row upon row of turkeys in tights and striped legwarmers twisting, bending and stretching to Queen's "Another one bites the dust." After all no one wants a stringy, tough turkey right? Maybe next year there will be a backlash and they'll all be channeling Paula Deen.
Of course a truly enterprising scientist would be delving into why exactly the turkeys aren't getting fat, and patent that. It certainly could help the rest of us prevent the post-thanksgiving bloat.
I know someone who was laid off and is currently collecting unemployment. I have heard this person call in a few times. The system sucks.
First off, the intro is looong. I understand, they must repeat it week after week for the morons out there, but it is long and annoying. Second they use voice recognition software with no option to just enter using numbers for many of the questions. The stupid system hears cat meows as "yes", closing doors as "no", sometimes it doesn't wait for an answer and I don't even want to speculate what it might think a car backfiring outside is. My friend wonders if it might be better to call from the frigin' "Cone of Silence".
So if you are listening NYS Dept. of Labor, fix this frustrating piece of crap or don't be surprised when people call up and say "I didn't answer that!"