Category: "Musings of the Deranged"

Jan/05
2018

It was bigger than guns. Bigger than bombs. Bigger than missiles. What was it? It was probably the biggest, best and most bloodless coup the former USSR could have ever pulled off...

Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The Russian Ministry of Defense usually releases a video on New Year's to show off their deadly weapons. But this year, they showed off their adorable puppies.

The video's title is Faithful Friends congratulate you on the coming New Year and the puppies come from the Russian military's Training Center for Service Dog Breeding No. 470.

Yes, in a single, subtle and insidious move the Russian Military flexed its might and reduced the world to "awwwwwe". Well done generals, well done. We have no counter for that... yet. But I'm sure we'll find some sort of catastrophic tools to come to our defense...

Dec/16
2017

So it's been a year of garbage. It's also been a fairly garbage year. The country is governed by an evil clown and his mindless minions. I'm at the stage where I think "well, my job COULD be worse" and the Cassandraic hoards are warning that women will suffer a backlash for bringing down Big Evil in public places.

Yep, it's been awesome.

I find it hard to put VARIETY in the topics that I blog about because the same shit happens day after day and somehow the ability to be outraged continues, it doesn't wear out, run out or die off. There's no IMMUNITY to stupid, because if it were 90% of the nation would be inoculated the rest would be incurable anyway.

But I think it's important to keep on keepin' on as it were. If for no other reason than "because". That was the answer on my high school friend elder brother's philosophy final when he was a junior and I think it still holds value today.

So I will, not so much persevere but keep on slogging. And I hope you do too. Unless your name ends in tRump, in which case I hope you eat a dick.

Nov/24
2017

Although consumerism has crept steadily into the meaning of thanksgiving, it still can't beat turkey, stuffing, cranberry, potatoes and gravy. And while I'm not a fan of people bringing their electronics to dinner, if it means you can get your precious shopping done and NOT leave the table? Well ok by me.

Hopefully online shopping will crush the retail giants expectations for in-store only sales. Maybe Fuckmart and other big box stores will actually revert to allowing their employees a proper holiday at home. Where they belong.

Nov/10
2017

To sweeten an otherwise terrible topic that has NOT been getting better here in the US.

Nicola Sturgeon has offered an unequivocal apology to gay men convicted of sexual offences that are no longer illegal.

The first minister's apology coincided with new legislation that will automatically pardon gay and bisexual men convicted under historical laws.

The bill will also allow the removal of such convictions from criminal records.(BBC)

The US has been backsliding with an alarming alacrity. But this doesn't mean the rest of the world hasn't kept on, keeping on without us. It's delightful and heartwarming to see that the stupid fuckery that has infected America hasn't infected nations abroad. Sure the UK needs to keep sucking tRump dick, as do other large nations, but smaller nations can forge ahead and take the lead in democracy and liberty, the leadership the world needs.

Thank you Scotland.

Nov/02
2017

I don't think there's a man who deserves a partner like Colleen.

Like many women, Colleen Krajewski finds first dates a bit awkward but until recently she had the additional pressure of trying to dodge the question of what she does for a living.

"Once you tell a guy you're an abortion doctor, that's usually it," said Dr Krajewski, a gynaecologist in Pennsylvania, US.[..]

Abortion doctors in the US regularly find their names, addresses and phone numbers published on websites by those who oppose their work but Dr Krajewski refuses to be intimidated.

"I'm not going to live in fear. I'm more likely to encounter common violence than something to do with my job," she said. (BBC)

Abortion is a right, and should be a fundamental right for all women. A women should not be FORCED to be pregnant. The church, society, old people with "pro life" plates can all go fuck themselves for judging others.

If you don't like abortion, don't goddamn have one. If you can't get an abortion because you're not capable of getting pregnant then FUCK OFF. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU.

I look forward to a future where women can have total control over their lives, their bodies and their futures. Until then, we will have to rely on pioneering women like Colleen to carry us forward in the face of ignorance, hate and stupidity.

Colleen, I salute you. Carry on the fight and don't let the evil bring you down.

Sep/16
2017

and... what?

The clowns say they are simply super-fans of hardcore hip-hop duo Clown Posse and the classification has resulted in people being "subjected to various forms of discrimination, harassment, and profiling simply for identifying as a Juggalo". (BBC)

Given the recent release of the movie "It" one rather has to question their sense of timing... or just shrug and assume it all makes sense. Somehow?

Aug/06
2017

And most, if not all, of the jihadi mentality. The problem is that this example is just a singular instance of what could solve much of islam's woes and mis-perceptions. The bigger problem is that even "moderate" muslims are so stagnant that they can't open up to where their religion COULD go, instead of lamenting what it currently is.

But the mosque is not unusual because of its location. Rather, because of the people who come here. At Berlin's newest mosque, men and women pray together, women are allowed to lead Friday prayers, and gay, lesbian and transgender people are welcome.

"Our mosque is open for everybody," says mosque founder Seyran Ates, a German Turkish-born lawyer and women's rights activist.

"And we mean that really seriously: everybody, every lifestyle. We are not God. We don't decide who's a good or a bad Muslim. Anybody can come through this door - whether you are heterosexual or homosexual, we don't care, it's not our right to ask." (BBC)

This could be the future that saves islam. But that's unlikely. Already the people mentioned in this article are being intimidated, threatened by zealots who claim their view is the only view and every other person, holding every other view is mortally wrong.

What kind of religion murders people as a way of "spreading" itself?

Religion needs worshipers. Killing people, your own or others is NOT a recipe for success. There's no chance that islam will take over the world by threats and intimidation. There's a pretty damn good chance that it will be able to hold its own by embracing first-world principles of equality and respect.

Where there is one example, perhaps someday there can be two. Who knows, anything is possible... gods willing.

Jul/13
2017

And what's more, not only is he right, he IS what the right believe themselves to be...wrongly.

A close confidant of Pope Francis has written a blistering critique of how the American Christian right and some U.S. Catholics mix religion and politics.

The Rev. Antonio Spadaro (spa-DAH-roh) accused evangelical political activists and Catholics who work with them of using religion to promote conflict and hate.

Spadaro wrote Thursday that some of these activists have wrongly framed Donald Trump's ascent to the presidency as a "divine election." And Spadaro accused conservative Christian activists of trying to bring about a religious purification of the United States through deportations and the building of walls to keep out immigrants.

Spadaro is editor of the influential Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica. The Vatican approves the articles in the magazine, which has become something of an unofficial mouthpiece of the papacy under Francis

So how now religious zealots? Ready to admit that you're no different than any other brand of religious intolerance? ISIS has NOTHING on conservative religion in the US. Not a single fucking thing.

May/26
2017

Which Is It?

I notice that there seem to be two distinct tribes, or camps, as it were: those who pronounce tiny-dick-bear's name as "Pee-ew-tin" and others who pronounce it as "Pooooo-tin".

So which is it? Shit-tin or rancid-body-odor-tin? I guess Shorty McShort-short is kinda out of the question, although it's a fairly apt nick name.

May/06
2017

WASHINGTON (AP) -- FBI Director says he thought concealing discovery of new Clinton emails before election would have been 'catastrophic'

The rest of the sentence reads as follows: "... for securing his place in history."

Comey saw a chance to become a kingmaker. So he did. It had nothing to do with right or wrong or anything else. It was just ego and opportunity. I sincerely doubt he'll ever regret what he did, mainly because it keeps people talking about him. Kind of like a bastard-baby tRump.

Apr/23
2017

It was printed on a sign at a rally. The rally was in defense of having a conservative hate-speecher present. It said "Hate speech is free speech." It took a while, but eventually I've come around to that position myself.

You're chuckling right now I'm willing to bet. However there's a corollary there, if one CHOOSES to use hate speech, then one must be prepared for the incivility that results. Put more succinctly: if I'm going to use words that will trigger an unthinking anger, then I must be prepared for my opponent not just to do the same, but to do worse. And that RIGHT there means that I'm the one responsible for the degeneration of communication. This is precisely where I choose to spit on the relationship and stomp it to death. This is also precisely why I cannot claim, at any point in the future, the moral high ground NOR feign outrage when my opponents stop listening and do the same.

After a decade of listening to conservatives malign, threaten and abuse non-conservatives, it's simply astounding that they are now crying about how horrible it is when they're on the receiving end.

Really?

Dickhead Donald went out of his way to hate on women, non-whites, and anything that does not align with making money (environment, health, education, international cooperation, the list goes on.) Now suddenly all the tRumpanzees who embraced the hate, who screamed at non-whites, who assaulted Hillary are upset and outraged that this frenzy of anger has continued unabated. Somehow it was all just going to go away. Right? Please?

Oh no. The effectiveness of "please" died when you decided that someone who can degrade, defile, and disrespect with venomous vitriol another human is worthy of representing our nation. tRump ran under a banner of hate, so why so surprised when it becomes the standard?

So to all those out there "surprised" that the loving liberal is now the hating liberal. To those who thought that the effective use of hate as a motivational tool, as a tool to intimidate and annoy opponents belonged to the right, well, maybe now you're going to realize the damage that YOU did in embracing it.

The use of hate does not belong exclusively to the right, rather, as the sign pointed out, it IS a right. And it belongs to everyone. And THAT is the conservative legacy.

Feb/03
2017

Arnold would have my vote.

On Friday, Trump said in his tweet, "Yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger did a really bad job as Governor of California and even worse on the Apprentice ... but at least he tried hard!" Schwarzenegger responded quickly to Thursday's remarks in a video on his verified Twitter account, suggesting that he and Trump switch jobs. (AP)

So really this is how he tries to make his own show a success by pissing on the person he picked to replace him? Why the fuck... No. There IS no why. There just IS.

We all know that he sure as shit can't match Arnold's past as a body builder and successful actor. For the record Arnold WAS reelected as Governor. Let's see if Dickhead Donald can match at least that eh?

Nov/07
2016
So I've been avoiding the news. It was hard at first. My initial "time to fuck off" moments lead me to auto-clicking on my favorite news sources: AP, BBC and UPI (in that order). But I've been good and even after I caught myself clicking in a semi-daze I immediately closed the window, most times before it even opened. That made me feel good. So I've been drying out from my news-junkie habits. It hasn't been a bad thing. I've found alternative points to focus on. Like just how much crud has accumulated in my keyboard and how annoying I find genuine, work-related email. Turns out the distraction of the news was a good thing. Reading about the crises of others made me far more tolerant to the day to day grind of my life. Of course the possibility exists that I might just be a complete asshole, but I'm thinking that I'm not alone here. At least at the threshold of intolerance I use to achieve "asshole" status. Anyway, as the title says, I'm I'm a roll here. I don't want to comment on the news, but the only way to achieve that is not to read the news at all. And since I'm pretty sure that can't last forever there will be a point where I fall off the wagon and start screaming about the various idiocies of my fellow earth denizens. Until then, however, enjoy your drivel. Toodles!
Oct/30
2016
So tail lights. I have a thing about examining them, trying to (in some cases) imagine what the designer had in mind. Some are easy, the new Jeep Renegade has this adorable square-button with a little cross-stitched "X" in the middle. Reminds one of a Raggedy Ann doll, really. Probably not what the artist had conceived, but hey, cute (as a button) nonetheless. Then there's what I call the drawer-pull tail light. Looks like the handle on cupboard with all the kitchen utensils. Simple, plain, nothing to write home about. Boring is not the same as succinct, but hey, we can't all be graphic artists now can we? The coaster. Square with a round ring or just plain round. Actually I could have stopped at just plain. Rings can be interesting sometimes, when they overlap, but mostly these are just plopped on top of each other like the blobs of a snowman. The blob. These check the box where the designer was told "we need tail lights, they go in the corners." And yes, yes they did. That's about all they did. For a while Volvo was putting their tail lights on their wagons up so high they'd blend with the traffic lights. It was different, sure, and attention grabbing, but I notice that the lights have migrated back south. I guess the cold weather didn't really suit them after all. Dental tools. This is what is being sported on the rear of the 2016 Toyota Prius. Gigantic, covered in blood, dental tools. I'll say it caught my attention, but I won't say it did it in a good way. Brrrrrrr. Animated tail lights. I think it's the mustangs that have these. They blink in sequence when used for signalling a direction. Very Knight Rider. If you get that reference then you're way too old and probably need help chewing your food. You probably also think that getting into a car like that would involve medical assistance. You're probably right. Paperclips, horseshoes and fishhooks. My but we've come a long way since the introduction of the LED. Some designers are actually doing creative things to highlight the lines of the car (well Toyota tried but they never examined the result). I applaud this. It's a good thing, getting away from the coasters and blobs. It also probably means that replacing said devices when the asshole behind you forgets to brake costs a crapload, but hey, it's all for the sake of modern something-something right? Tail lights. Thanks for reading, bet you won't look at them the same any more...
Sep/24
2016
What I really want is a total media blackout on certain topics. Super Saturation Topic 1: North Korea There's nothing to report here. The regime is evil. Kim Jong Fuck is a gluttonous, murderous pig. They use nukes and missiles whenever they want attention. The brainwashed population is being starved, worked and arbitrarily tortured. It's been this way for decades, there is nothing new to report. Super Saturation Topic 2: Arab Israeli Conflict Bombings, knifings, shootings, bulldozings, economic deprivation, starvation, apartheid, kidnappings, torture. Done. There that's all to know, that's all there ever is to know. We don't need to hear it. Super Saturation Topic 3: African Conflicts They're killing each other, people are displaced, starving, dying. Warlords are rich and richer. No one cares about the civilians. There are also smaller, mostly domestic, topics that I would like to see either eliminated or just reduced to a once-a-month digest summary: abortion, gun violence, priests and politicians having sex with the wrong people, political polls and opinions. For all these endless topics it seems as if there are no solutions. I think perhaps if we take some of the spotlight away, reduce volume so that people become less apathetic and regain a sense of attachment for the actual cost in human lives and suffering it would help lessen the tolerance for this bullshit. And maybe something real would actually happen. Maybe.
Sep/23
2016
Mainly because I'm just relaxed and don't care. Take that how you will. 1. Voting. Not doing that right now. 2. Larping. Probably never actually. 3. Going to a Trump rally. See #2 above. 4. Watching anything by Disney, because "nauseating". 5. TV. I just don't do TV. 6. P90X. Why? Not sure. 7. Hating on Snowden. But check back in about 10 seconds. 8. Drinking whiskey because I'm not all that keen about the taste of hardwood. Yeah yeah shut up. 9. Arguing. But see #7 again. 10. Shopping at Fuckmart. File that under "never" also. Thank you and have a good night.
Sep/13
2016

Warning Signs

How to know when a discussion is going south; when it starts with "It's like the difference between Weather and Climate." My advice? Run. And don't look back.