Monthly Archives: January 2016

Holy Guacamole! The Primates Have Spoke

When I first saw this item, I was certain that it was  some joke site, a parody from Borowitz, you know. Humor:

canterbury and its archbishop

Statement from Primates 2016?  Seriously.  Continue reading

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Some Notes on the Death of David Bowie

“Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.”
– Friedrich Schiller, Die Jungfrau von Orleans (The Maid of Orleans) (1801), Act III, sc. vi


From counterbalance to the agit-prop of Faux Nooz™
an also-ran tabloid cable news network,
fall from grace has been precipitous.

This is what I hate about “journalism.” The utter stupidity and superficiality of its proponents (generally). Continue reading

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And Now, This …

Anyone who knocks rock ‘n’ roll either doesn’t understand it,
or is prejudiced against it, or is just plain square.

~Ricky Nelson– NME – November 1958

Meanwhile, back at the ranch …

gop screaming

Why else do you think they was buyin alla them guns?



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The War Between the (Mental) States

opperguncontrolFrederick Burr Opper’s “A Dangerous American Institution-
The Free and Untrammeled Revolver,” from December 14th, 1881.
click pic for original (public domain)

You’ve no doubt heard the news:

Militia takes over Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters
Les Zaitz / Oregonian (Portland)

 Update at 9:15 p.m.: Statement from Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward: “After the peaceful rally was completed today, a group of outside militants drove to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, where they seized and occupied the refuge headquarters….
I’ve talked about this before. And before and before. Most recently in this piece about the all-important political substrate that is undergirding our eventual vi0lence (and remember, if you get enough angry nuts with guns, eventually shooting IS going to happen; and don’t lost any sleep over the fact that now 45 states have “open carry” laws, a situation UNHEARD of just a few years ago — TELL me that a nation now armed to the teeth and openly displaying guns isn’t on the verge of civil insurrection) :

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