Archive for March, 2012

“When fascism comes to America,

…..it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross….

Sinclair Lewis, c. 1935

O.K., technically he’s not “wrapped in the flag”

I don’t believe in an America where the separation between church and state is absolute. The idea that the church can have no influence or no involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives and visions of our country.”

Rick Santorum, c. 2012

Rick attempts the always tricky Onan style Vulcan Mind-Meld 

“Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those voices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has deeply rooted in the American tradition,” 

Rick Santorum, c. 2012

Suggestion to women: To avoid the chance a miscarriage would require you to have a physical exam to prove that there’s no reason for the government to open possible murder charges against you, you may want to look into filing papers with your state of residence for the incorporation of your uterus. If you do this, the chances are good that the republicans will have to leave your lady parts alone as they will not (no pun intended) often look into corporate issues.

Your humble author, c. 2012

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March 21, 2012 at 7:27 am Leave a comment

Is It Time To Use The “N” Word?

Excuse me for a moment while I push yet another (for some reason invisible) elephant into the middle of the room for all to finally be able to see.

No, what I said was who has “Peanuts Breath?”, not “Penis Breath”.

And of course the “N” word in the post subject is from Nationalize. Even to many life long republicans, it’s become obvious that Somalia does not hold the patent on piracy, it takes place in other parts of the world as well. Some have said that it’s time to seize control of the oil industry away from the few (speculators please see this, and this too) who pocket the profits and ignore the grief they cause for the many, lately by ramping up their export of petroleum products to Asia and Europe to create a jump in their prices here.

The Straw That Broke The… Hey Wait, That’s Not A Camel.

Strangely, it seems it isn’t just about the money this time, they are also doing to this to foist a regime change upon us, abetting in the failure of any chance that the American economic recovery will happen at the same time that a black guy is in the White House.

My Ford Giveth, and my Ford taketh away

It should be clear to everyone that the oil oligarchs would happily allow the industry to be taken over and run by people who have America as their first priority, but only if the alternative was announced to be a targeted shooting of one or two of them a day, either picked out at random or popped sequentially determined by the price of their suits. There would be some rapid changes in their priorities (and wardrobes) shortly after the first few of these “career adjustments” took place, and someone with the right kind of foresight could make a fortune by locking up the rights to a “Pay-Per-View” live action show. Hell yes, I’d pay cash money to watch these weasels spend a large part of each day trying to become even more invisible than they’ve managed to be in the past, they’d shame the witness relocation program in no time.

Tomorrow they’ll be wearing  torn jeans and camouflage t-shirts

One easy to do thing that could boost the ratings for this new show would be to run advertisments for it in advance of the premiere that would feature the feeding of lobbyists to the sharks. True, it’s only a symbolic gesture, but it is certainly a nice start. With the tens of thousands of lobbyists lurking out there, this preview could be  spun off into a show on its own, imagine the laughs watching them rat out their competition, it could morph into a series I’d call “Betrayal Island”, a program that would actually be worth following each week.

No professional courtesy for lobbyists

If you understand that “You snooze, you lose” has context here, this may be our last possible chance to wrest what’s left of America from the grips of these “greed is good” bastards. And just to clarify, I’m not in any way advocating the shooting of any oil company exec or making chum out of lobbyists, no matter how much they deserve it.

Using an update of the Richard Nixon defense procedure, I publicly say “That would be wrong!”.  

Not saying it would be a bad thing, just wrong….

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March 19, 2012 at 4:06 pm Leave a comment

The Stats On My Stat Page Stats

I was fooling around with some of those neat option buttons on my WordPress homepage while getting ready to celebrate a soon to occur 1/3rd of a million hits on Boskolives when I found something called “My Stats”, so using my usual caution I jumped in and clicked on it. Holy crap, I can see how many hits each of my 300 posts I’ve written have received today. But wait, there’s more. Yep, with just the click of a mouse I can even see by the day, week, month, whatever, exactly (well, sort of) where the faithful or perhaps just random reader resides. And what’s more, I see London I see France I see that Mitt Romney has magic underpants. Sorry, I still find myself digressing at odd times, a delayed reaction from those 1970′s mushrooms?

Screen captured soon after the 5 p.m. re-start

Wonder of wonders, someone in Pakistan and someone else (unless it’s the same reader who happens to have a jet) in Serbia has viewed my posts. Uh oh, I have an uneasy feeling that may have just triggered the Echelon word sensor, and crap, I typed “triggered” so I’ve just doubled down. I have a feeling that even as I type this my dossier is being forwarded to Homeland Security.

Credit to Slumz.boxden.com

I wonder what they’re serving for dinner in the lockup? Do you think that they will take my lactose intolerance into consideration?

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March 17, 2012 at 4:56 am Leave a comment

Family Values, A Tea Party Joke?

One quick question for you…..

Do you think that it’s at least in part because of all her career’s ups and downs, that there’s seldom any mention of Darth Vader’s sister Elle?

Just asking…..

Elle Vader Makes It To The Top Floor

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March 15, 2012 at 4:39 pm Leave a comment

I Felt A Great Disturbance In The Farce….

A great sadness is upon the world today, and it’s from somewhere other than the Republican party for a change. In a related sense, I suppose that thanks should go out to our own crushed dwarf  known as Mitt Romney, whose campaign tour answers the question, “How can you be in two places at once when you’re not anywhere at all?” (answer: Tour Bus). 

George Leroy “Tommy” Tirebiter, all grown up

Peter Bergman, sadly not the soap star from “The young and the restless” but the guy that was one of the founders of the Firesign Theatre has passed away.

Long ago, possibly in the back seat of a Ford Galaxy far far away?

Peter (on the right above with Phil Proctor, Dave Ossman, and Phil Austin from left to right, sort of) was a great source of inspiration for all that I find sacred, which now that I think about it, can be described as pretty much nothing at all. 

In living color. Well at least 3 of them still are

L. to R., Dave Ossman, Phil Proctor, Peter Bergman, Phil Austin

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N.B., The ownership of any and all photos, opinions, and/ or quotes above (including those of mine) belong to the material’s creator(s). Credit is given when it’s known, but because success usually has a million parents and failure is an orphan, blame will not be so attributed. 

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March 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm 1 comment

The Possible Brilliance Of Rush Limbaugh

The first time I heard Rush Limbaugh was while wandering through the AM radio band in search of an oldies station. At first, I thought that I had found an old “Saturday Nite Live ” parody, the kind of comedy material they made famous when they were funny instead of pathetic, you know,  back in the day when Dennis Miller was actually a funny guy. Sadly, that wasn’t the case, but more about these things at a later date.

Once was funny, now not so much…

To understand the title of this post, it might be helpful for you to recall the part of the film “The Bourne Supremacy”  that takes place in a room used by the CIA / NSA / Whatever intelligence agency it was supposed to be, wherein Julia Stiles’ character Nicky says “It’s not a mistake. They don’t make mistakes. They don’t do random. There’s always an objective. Always a target.”

Focus indeed

As much as I have disagreed every day with this Oxycontin and Viagra addicted bloated whoremonger windbag (some say he’s another kind of bag, but I’m not sure that the word would get past the WordPress censor), I do have to agree with the basic premise of Julia Stiles, his ongoing success indicates the existence of some sort of primal intelligence in or behind him, although some might choose to call this either sly or cunning. On close inspection of his words, you find that he’s not “stupid”, he’s certainly always after an objective, and always has a target. Yes, there’s a method (or perhaps, “Methadone”) to his specific madness.

Can you guess why the DEA calls him “Flush Limbaugh”?

Here’s what I see as the surprise element in the under cover Limbaugh agenda, I believe that his true targets are the candidates clawing their way through the presidential race of the republican party. This is easier to understand when you realize that the election of any one of these Bozo’s would make his job become at least twice as hard as it is now, he needs to have an easy democratic straw dog that he can kick in front of his fan base, which is composed of toothless cerebrally challenged masses who sit listening intently in their mobile homes. His easy days of whacking away at a black guy who is living in the White House with cheap shots, often at the expense of common decency, have influenced him to stay on his path to keep it like that, no matter who he turns into collateral damage along the way.

Look!  Santorum is to the left of Romney

There’s not going to be much Rush will be able to do if a republican presidential victory relegates him to being the in-house grump for the republican party, sort of a walking waterbed version of Andy Rooney if you will, carping about the idiotic crap that daily falls from the lips of Romney, or trying to ignore the never ending grinning monkey stupidity of Santorum trying to maintain the low standards found in his knuckle dragging base. Or, to take it a step further into the SciFi world, not responding to the never ending blather of Ron Paul as the infrastructure of the U.S. sinks slowly into the Chinese corporate collection of holdings.

Yep, there’s a lot for Rush to look forward to.

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March 9, 2012 at 8:30 am 2 comments

My Continental flight’s code? Umm, NFW?

I am truly sorry to learn that Continental Airlines has now become part of what I consider to be one of my own personal “Evil Empires”, United Airlines. I flew Continental on many of my flights to Texas because they had a wide selection of flights that were easy to fit my schedule and didn’t require long lines up for the flight. Now, that ship has not only sailed over the horizon, it’s hit a reef and become part of history.

A  ramp up dress for success? Eh, not so much

This merger worries me on a few fronts, not the least of which is the fear that my almost 20,000 frequent flyer miles I’ve earned over the years with Continental will meet the same fate as a similar amount of “Milage Plus” miles I had with United did when their corporate weasels decided that I wasn’t quite as frequent enough of a flyer as they wanted me to be, so they did some in-house magical trick, and poof, all of my unused miles were gone.

My miles are real gone, man… Just like the King!

Needless to say, United and I haven’t been, eh… united again since then, and to add some wood to the flame, I have not allowed anyone I know to fly on them if I have any chance to be involved in that decision. This has included having an entire small film crew diverted to a different airlines to work on a movie in Georgia (U.S., not Soviet), after I had a chance to get involved with the choice by speaking with a friend who worked in the film’s production office. The crew of 36 people all flew on the same plane, yet you couldn’t say that we were “United”. Feel free to insert last laugh here.

A.K.A., my Snowball In Hell card

Truth be told, I did most of my flying over the past few decades with my airline of choice, Northwest, which sadly has been absorbed in a similar method into Delta. Well, there’s another pile of well over 100,000 unused miles to worry about, even though the folks I’ve spoken to at Delta insist that they’re safe. I suppose that they will be safe, at least until some future meeting of the board when a bright young corporate climber will posit the idea to get rid of banked miles so as to improve the “bottom line” and thereby help them keep their seat at next year’s meeting.

Welcome to Camp U.A.L., hope you’ll enjoy your stay!

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March 4, 2012 at 4:03 pm 1 comment

That Dead Elephant In The Room….

Current occupation? Blowing dust farts…

The news of the death of conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart late last night was met today with, it seems to me, some degree of reserve by people in the progressive world, with many of them feeling a need to express regrets for his “young wife and four kids” that he has left behind. I only regret two things, one of them is that it was over so quickly and not a few years with his family watching him rot on a respirator with tubes shoved into every possible orifice, because it would have been interesting to see how those in the pro-life crowd would have dealt with the screaming wishes to let him be allowed to die, ignoring that because every few months his eyelashes would flutter a bit. The other regret is that at the time of the attack young Andrew wasn’t performing an emergency Heimlich  maneuver on that bloated piece of crap that goes by the name Rush Limbaugh while Rush was violently gagging on a double cheeseburger that he had tried to swallow without chewing shortly after downing a dozen oxycontin pills.

Umm… Andy, exactly where did you find that Weiner?

So, let me be the first one to break the ice and say good riddance to the bad rubbish this scumbag represents. For now, find somewhere comfortable to sit and see how long it will be before Santorum and his ilk try to spin this to be that god just wanted to take him home. All things considered, I’m not really in that much of a hurry to go home, so I’ll wait and catch the next bus, thank you.

No, no, no, there’s no way he could have been a Mac user

If there’s actually ever going to be any good to come from this, it might be that Matt Drudge might take it as a warning shot across the bow to STFU and learn that sometimes Karma can be a bitch, knowing that the longer it takes to catch up with you, the bigger the payback is going to be.

She won’t say that she’s happy, but trust me……

Me? I’m really happy that Shirley Sherrod was able to see this day….

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March 2, 2012 at 12:43 am 3 comments


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