Friday, September 09, 2011

Pure Shadenfreude

Ten Years After September 11:
Recalling the Outrageousness of the Hollywood Left

Yup - Still Dead       

“I despise him [President George W. Bush]. I despise his administration and everything they stand for....There has to be a movement now to really oppose what he is proposing because it’s unconstitutional, it’s immoral and basically illegal....It is an embarrassing time to be an American. It really is. It’s humiliating.”
— Actress Jessica Lange

“Where is the acknowledgment that this was not a ‘cowardly’ attack on ‘civilization’ or ‘liberty’ or ‘humanity’ or ‘the free world’ but an attack on the world’s self-proclaimed superpower, undertaken as a consequence of specific American alliances and actions?
— Novelist and playwright Susan Sontag

“Is Cheney a goon? I don’t mean that to be like a smart ass, but he seems like he might be a goon....My feeling about Cheney — and also Bush, but especially Cheney — is that he just couldn’t care less about Americans.
— CBS Late Show host David Letterman

There was a time when actors were not invited to mingle with polite society.  And then that changed.  So there's that.

Double Disapproval?


Double Secret Back Stabbing

The increase stems from a deal between Congress and the White House, finalized last month, that spells out how the borrowing limit would be increased by $500 billion. Under the process, lawmakers in both the House and Senate must vote on a resolution of disapproval against the increase in the borrowing limit. President Barack Obama would then have to veto the resolution of disapproval, and Congress would then vote to try and override that veto.

The complicated procedure, designed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), would allow an increase of the borrowing limit while allowing most Republicans to vote against such an increase.
  [Washington Wire]

 I paid close attention to the debt ceiling debate, m'kay?  I thought the poison pill was the cockamamie Super Committee of super suspect senators, m'kay? .  But, this?  Who knew?

Greg Marmalard: But Delta's already on probation.
Dean Vernon Wormer: They are? Well, as of this moment, they're on DOUBLE SECRET PROBATION!  [Animal House]

McConnell has been in the senate way too long. They all have. Government by punk.

2011 SOTU


Obama implored Congress to “pass this ($ half-trillion)  bill” nearly twenty times during his address. Still, he sounded prepared for a political battle.

“There should be nothing controversial about this piece of legislation,” he said. “Everything in here is the kind of proposal that’s been supported by both Democrats and Republicans — including many who sit here tonight.” [full]


Here's the thing.  While government can lose private sector jobs, they cannot create them by any means other than staying out of people's way.  But these God-wannabes, mostly Liberal, who think they can control climate change ( but not  forecast hurricane strength 24 hours in advance)  are  hopelessly unteachable.  Had Joe Biden, who has never done a useful thing in his life, attended the SOTU wearing a suicide vest, and used it mid-speech, the DOW would be +2000 as we speak,  and we'd be clicking glasses to his memory for a thousand years.

Why people who don't use a Microsoft O/S will eventually go insane.

Why people who don't use a Microsoft O/S will eventually go insane.

I use Expatshield ( ) to watch on the REAL BBC.

Response to Hobson's Choice

Rotting AF1

I am about to tell you why people who don't use a Microsoft O/S will eventually go insane.

In the above referenced post I complained about not being able to watch any current Top Gear episodes.  Anonymous suggested  Expat Shield which I dutifully (and hastily) installed.  It's quite a hefty program, but finally I was able browse about the streets of London and the BBC. 
  • I found Top Gear.
  • I selected "watch the current episode (you have 18 hours left)
  • Message:  We're sorry but people like you who don't live in the UK are not allowed to view video,but you can listen to BBC radio.
Crapshit.  I uninstalled Expatshield, but  ... along with that program I also received "Bear Share."  It's a peer-to-peer share system that I used in the long ago.  It had hijacked the bottom rung of my Firefox menubar, so I closed it.  However, I noticed that while my Homepage dutifully opened with Firefox, opening new tabs took me to a Bear Share search page.

It's now 8:24 AM.  I began the process of deleting Bear Share/Menu Bar at 6:15 AM.  Here's some of what I did.  It didn't solve the problem, so I ripped my shirt off, jumped out of the trench and started killing everything.  House to house urban  warfare.  BLAM BLAM BLAM!  Dll carnage.  HKEY massacre.

Which brings me to my point.  Microsoft  is no different than our filthy government.  They know what's  best for us, and like it or not will shove it down out throats.  Once passed, it's impossible to get rid of. Don't like it?  Too bad.  Their judges won't listen to you, either.  Instead, they send you through a maze of useless FAQs, a process that assumes this is how you make your living wage.

While most rational people would relish being able to take on today's government in man-to-man combat,  we cannot.  Not alone, anyway.  But us WINDOWS users can take on a surrogate. Microsoft .  It's not easy.  You can't  get rid of any of Microsoft's nanny state dictates without all-out mobilization.  I mean all-out.  Leave the wife and kids to fend for themselves for the duration, as you grapple  in the muddy trenches that are  WINDOWS bowels.  But—  if you're persistent—  you can win.  You can kill  an embedded agent.  It feels fk'n  great.  Swollen manly pride!  BEAR SHARE IS DEAD!!! I killed it dead. USA UAS USA! It's like putting a hammerlock on Obama, or carpet bombing the DNC. Catharsis! Sanity!  Apple users have no such outlet, which is why they are often insane.