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Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Everyone Knows It’s Windy Hot Links

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Volleysoccer.

Good day to go fishing.

No racism here. Nope. None at all.

No Twitter bias here. Nope. None at all.

No Google bias here. Nope. None at all.

Tom Waits’ 20 favorite albums (as of March 2005).

Ken Nordine’s “Colors” was the basis for an artistic game using paint.

Democrat Senator Dick Durbin blames Republicans for Chicago’s horrific gun violence, but there’s just one little problem. Chicago’s last Republican Mayor was William Hale Thompson (who served from 1927-1931). James Woods begins his reply with “Dear Nimrod.”

16-1/2 minutes of “celebrities” gossiping about ex-SNL cast member Norm Macdonald.

Why are “celebrities” gossiping about ex-SNL cast member Norm Macdonald?

You guessed it. Frank Stallone.

Ernie Kucera (1920-2007)

Ernie Kucera at the Starlight Ballroom in 1992 – his band’s 50th Anniversary.

From the You Get What You Pay For Department: In construction, you can only pick two of the following three:
(A) Low-cost, (B) High quality and (C) Fast completion. Brad Pitt’s well-meaning charitable foundation chose A and C, and the houses are falling apart after less than a decade.

From the Bad Acting Department: Weather reporter can barely stand up to the winds of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Florence while other pedestrians were immune. Reminds me of the classic Today Show blowzit.

A private message to The Weather Channel.

[Top image culled from the absurd The Weather Channel video.]

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Social Breakfast Media Club Hot Links

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Billy Redden speaks.

Well. Will you look at that.

Warning: This site uses Gookies.

Top 100 Billboard Hits of 1971 includes some awesome classics.

Squirrel monkeys beat the crap out of a man attempting to kidnap one of them from a zoo [via].

“I yield back.” Rep. Billy Long auctions off a protestor at the Twitter hearings.

Seven People Whose Lives Were Ruined by Social Media (and some of them deserved it IMO).

Should the US taxpayer pay for free healthcare for foreigners living in this country illegally? I don’t think so. Should we pay for emergency medical services? Yes, without a doubt.

I bought this 1969 Rhinoceros album for one song only:
Apricot Brandy. Years later I learned that the band was a fabrication of Elektra Records session musicians.

Led Zeppelin’s 1971 hit “When The Levee Breaks” was first recorded in 1929 by Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe McCoy after the 1927 Missippi Flood.

[Top image found here.]

One-Eyed One-Horned Flying Purple Hot Links

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Dude’s tired. Literally.

The Oogum Boogum Song.

From The Don’t-Touch-It Department:
Man touches it and is fined $1,500.

Brilliant *ahem* political analyses from Thing 1 and Thing 2.

I went to WalMart to buy drugs. I stuck around because I heard this.

Joey DaPrince hears Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” for the first time.

Mongolian throat singing AND eefing is one scary combination [h/t Octopus].

Lemon Merangue on the Window Sill is 20 minutes of pure insanity with cicadas [h/t Octopus].

Brooklyn Judge LaShann Moutique DeArcy Hall instructed new citizens to disrespect the United States Flag and the National Anthem during a citizenship ceremony. Puke.

Mr. Smith from Bangalore India warns that your Barclays debit card may spontaneously combust “and create a pocket fire at any given moment, burning your legs and stomach terribly.”


Fun Facts To Know And Tell:
Shelby FredrickShebWooley (1921-2003)

Recorded the 1958 No. 1 hit “The Purple People Eater.”
Recorded many songs as Ben Colder.
Was a character actor with roles in High Noon, The Outlaw Josie Wales and many other movies.
Co-starred as scout Pete Nolan in the TV series Rawhide.
Credited as the voice behind the Wilhelm scream stock sound effect heard in hundreds of movies and countless TV shows, but received no royalties from it.


[Top image – Jacky Ke Jiang. I love the style.]

[Confidential to Randy L. – Thanks for your generous contribution.]

R.I.P. Senator John McCain 1936-2018

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Regardless of his politics, some of which I’ve disagreed with, John McCain forever earned my respect for his conduct during his 5+ years incarceration as a POW in North Vietnam.

[Related post here.]

Makes me wanna puke.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

So why have I been suspended from Twitter for doing nothing?

If you haven’t noticed by now, Jack Dorsey is an asshole, and my Twitter account that I don’t use has been magically reinstated.


Update: Here’s the notification:

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“Okay. It’s 1-800-Eat-Shit.”

[Related post here.]


Update II: I was sent to #TwitterGulag (several times) for supposedly breaking one or more of their vague rules, I and many others are now vulnerable.

Twitter has begun banning a large number of accounts from the website, specifically focusing on accounts that have previously been banned or have received suspensions.

Yesterday a number of Twitter users reported that their accounts were beginning to lose followers at a rapid pace. The banning seemed to apply to a multitude of accounts with little explanation as to why they were being suspended. Users took to the hashtag #TwitterPurge to voice their concerns over the issue.

Drawing The Wild Hot Links

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Croc crock.

Dealing with ghosts.

How to draw a hole.

How to draw a ladder.

Card magic with cheese.

Cows herd car thief to police (infrared video).

Cambodian DIY snake trap (NSFK). Those boys caught a big one.

TRUE. A dentist travelling to the Arab Emirate of Dubai from London was sent to prison (along with her young daughter) because she admitted to having a single glass of wine on the plane en-route. After international outrage, they’ve since been released. The UAE are supposedly our allies…

Sharia Law in Dubai. Not sure how accurate this is. The laws seem to change per offense (kinda like the vague and indecipherable  Twittter and FaceBook Terms Of Service rules).

No pop stars, no vocal show offs, no overpaid social justice warriors “taking a knee.”

[Top .gif: A sphere has a constant diameter, and so does a Meißner Tetrahedron, discovered in 1911. Here’s the book used in the graphic example above.]

Ball Busting Hot Links

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Party Cat.

Funny Gull.

Chickenado: “Trust me! I can get us out of here! This way!”

Antnado: “Army ants are one of the most efficient killing machines in the animal world.”

Buddy Hackett went out for a pizza.

Foster Brookes came in for a roast.

The walls are closing in. Pass it on.

Social Breakfast Media Club.

No reason those people should have not been wearing life jackets.


From the Economic Funnies Department:

Taxation is theft.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explains economics in 39 seconds.

Ocasio-Cortez supporters discuss socialism.


Saw this message on a church sign recently:

HONK IF YOU LOVE JESUS.
TEXT & DRIVE IF YOU WANT TO MEET HIM.
DRINK & DRIVE IF YOU WANT TO MEET THE OTHER GUY.

[Top image from here.]

Independence Day

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

That’s the first known recording of John Philip Sousas “The Stars And Stripes Forever March.” It was recorded by Kendle’s First Regiment Band on 29 December 1901 and published by Victor Records [source]. Sousa wrote in his autobiography that he composed the march on Christmas Day, 1896, while crossing the Atlantic, after he learned of the death of his band’s manager.

In 1987, an Act of Congress declared the song to be the Official National March of the United States of America.


Every person who supported cessation and fought for Independence from England was a British subject. Every person who fought against them were also subjects of The Crown. The American Revolution was fought by the British against the British.

The abuse of power by the King had become intolerable, and 13 individual colonies eventually banded together as one to fight the tyranny. The odds were not in their favor, and those colonists in the fray knew that they would be hung (or tortured to death) if they failed.

The Second Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia in the summer of 1775, shortly after the war with the British had begun. It was preceded by the First Continental Congress in the fall of 1774.

The Congress appointed George Washington as commander of the Continental Army, and authorized the raising of the army through conscription.

On July 4, 1776, the Congress issued the Declaration of Independence, which for the first time asserted the colonies’ intention to be fully independent of the mother country.

The Congress established itself as the central governing authority under the Articles of Confederation, which remained in force until 1788.


While sitting in pre-holiday traffic, I listened to The Mark Levin Show, and he played the audio of those two videos with commentary. I re-learned some history.

Have a Great Independence Day
and Remember What It Means.

[More Independence Day posts in our archives.]

This kinda crap should piss you off.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

The California Primaries are coming up on June 5th, the campaign flyers are filling up mail boxes in every neighborhood, and everyone is eyeballing the race for Governor except for those who aren’t.

California has “Open Primaries” which allows one to vote for any candidate regardless of one’s party affiliation, i.e., Democrats may vote for Republican candidates and vice-versa. Although it may sound reasonable to some, it has the potential to allow one political party to determine the nominee of the opposing party, which dilutes and undermines the credibility of election results. Getting the weaker candidate of the opposing party nominated is the game.

The race for California Governor is interesting this year, because there’s a chance, albeit remote, that the voters might wrest control from the incumbent socialists. The top four contenders as of 28 May are:

Gavin Newsom (D)
John Cox (R)
Antonio (aka Tony Villar) Villaraigosa (D)
Travis Allen (R).

Now back to the campaign flyers. Check this out.

That’s a typical flyer of half-truths and misinformation, but who paid for it?

Major funding from
Reed Hastings (Netflix CEO)
Eli Broad (NYC multi-billionaire, philanthropist, anti-2nd Amendment, pro-taxes)
Michael Bloomberg (ex-Mayor of New York City)

Note that the not-so-cleverly-embedded “Hillary Logo” attempts to equate John Cox to HRC. Pheeew.

California State Assemblyman Travis Allen is certainly qualified for the position of Governor, but he’s a long shot compared to John Cox, so why would people opposing Cox support Allen? Seems obvious.

[Sources: RealClear Politics 28 May 2018 and scan of an original mailer. Crossposted here.]

1930s Socialist Propaganda for a 4 Hour Work Day

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Work less, get paid the same wages. Sounds like part time to me. That’s a way for a government administration to doctor the numbers to show unemployment decreasing while reducing the gross income of the work force. I’ll pass.

[Found here.]


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