Saturday, April 17, 2010

I will show my disdain for healthcare reform by screwing with air traffic elsewhere

"You know, a couple of days after the health care bill had been signed into law Obama ran around all over the country saying, 'Hey, you know, I’m looking around. The earth hadn’t opened up. There’s no Armageddon out there. The birds are still chirping.' I think the earth has opened up. God may have replied. This volcano in Iceland has grounded more airplanes — airspace has more affected — than even after 9/11 because of this plume, because of this ash cloud over Northern and Western Europe. At the Paris airport they’re telling people to head to the train station to catch trains out of France, and when people get to the train station they’re telling people, “There aren’t any seats until at least April 22nd,” basically a week from now. It’s got everybody in a shutdown. Earth has opened up. I don’t know whether it’s a rebirth or Armageddon. Hopefully it’s a rebirth, God speaking."--Rush Limbaugh

I don't think he's even trying any more.

Apparently everyone in the Nigerian government is working on my payment

CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT CORPORATE HEAD QUARTERS, TINUBU SQUARE, LAGOS.
Our Ref: CBN/IRD/CBX/021/10
INHERITANCE NO. FGN/PTF/8001/2010


Re: Latest Arrangement for your payment.



Dear Beneficiary,


This is to notify you that after our meeting today with The President, Finance Minister, The senators, House of Representatives, the Central Bank Governor and your ambassador in Nigeria and we came to a conclusion that we have to pay you the sum of One Million United States Dollars (US$1,000,000.00) and the balance will come later.

Meanwhile, you are immediately required to re-confirm to us your current information to empower us cross-check your file payment to avoid any wrongful transfer. Or you call this number: +234-7067331993 for further information/ inquiry.

You are advised to contact the secretary of the NATIONAL DEBT RECONCILIATION DEPARTMENT in the name of (DR. YADI YAKUBU) And furnish the following information as listed below for cross-checking your file payment,
Email: nationaldebtreconciliationdepart@secretary.net



1. Full name:
2. Phone and fax number:
3. Your current address:
4. Your age and current occupation:
5. Nationality:

Finally, on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, we wish to apologize for the delay.

Your immediate respond is urgently needed to enable us process your for payment.

Mr. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
Executive Governor
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Song of the Day: "American Slang"

I first heard The Gaslight Anthem back in 2008, with their second album, The '59 Sound; combined with The Hold Steady and Kings of Leon, it was this weird rush of arena rock and I didn't understand my enthusiasm for them. These guys wear their affection for Springsteen on their sleeves, but they're not a bit coy or pretentious about it, so I'll take it. If they were doing the same thing but pretending it was an homage to Howlin' Wolf, I'd have a problem with it.

"American Slang" is the title track of their third album, due in June.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Song of the Day: "Lewis Takes Off His Shirt"

By Owen Pallett--he used to go by the band name Final Fantasy, but retired that with this year's album Heartland. In the last few years he's contributed to albums by Pet Shop Boys, Mika, The Mountain Goats, The Arcade Fire and Grizzly Bear (among many others).

The song's a little chamber-pop-y (Decemberists in a happy mood), the video's a LOT sophomore visual arts class project, and there is quite a bit of soap being stacked.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Emma Thompson

Two Oscars (Best Actress for Howard's End, Best Adapted Screenplay for Sense and Sensibility; 3 other nominations), and an Emmy (Guest Actress for Ellen; 3 other nominations), Emma is easily a favorite of mine. Mostly because she's funny as shit.


She played Frasier's first wife Nanny G on Cheers in one of that show's funniest episodes ever. Ever.


Here are 10 reasons to adore her.


Truly she knows how to make an entrance. Here she is in the epically brilliant Angels in America, which HBO truly did justice to.


Happy birthday dude! Rock on!

My urgent assistance is needed

Urgent Assistance From: Mr. Owen Steven.
HSBC Bank Plc - London U.K.

With due respect,

I have decided to reach you directly and personally after all my search looking for a foreign partner that could be of assistance, please permit me to introduce myself, my name is Owen Steven, i am the head of audit department the risk manager of HSBC Bank London.

I am responsible for all risk and financial policies in this bank, i am happy to contact you directly after due considerations concerning a confidential matter i will like to discuss with you.

Due to my position within this banking firm i stumbled on this domiciliary account that has remained dormant for the past three years with the total sum of $10,000,000.00 (Ten Million United States dollars).

I have contacted our bank management and we sent out some members of staff for inquiries and discovered that the account holder died in an accident Years back.

I am writing you to please stand as the next of kin of our late customer to enable me do all the legalization here in my office and have the said funds transfer to your nominated bank account over there in your country. I have made inquiries and discovered that the depositor of the said funds died together with his families and no next of kin left behind.

I am the only person that knows about this information because i am the risk manager and this is the reason why i am contacting you to act as the next of kin to this fund, i have certified my conscience to compensate you adequately at the end of the transaction by sharing this funds between you and i as 60% for me and 40% for you being the new beneficiary of the said funds.

Also, i do need to inform you that there is practically no risk involved in this transaction, it is going to be a bank to bank transfer to your nominated bank account with legitimate process.

I guarantee you this transaction is under legitimate arrangements that will not breach the law by both parties; it is a simple process which will take a short while if you are willing to do this transaction with me.

I will be waiting to hear from you as a matter of urgency and then i will explain more better and tell you all you need to do for us to get this transaction done.

Best regards.
Owen Steven
(Head of audit department & risk manager)
HSBC Bank Plc - London U.K.

Can I help him handle this? (that's what he said... or something)

Good Day.

First, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction, My name is Fernandez.A Goodluck a citizen of Rwanda,during the crisis in my Country my family and myself we were sleeping in the house when the rebel came and set the house on fire and my father and mother was burn to death, also i was affectd by the fire and i was taking to hospital for treatment over a year now.

After i recovered from the incident my family Barrister Mr.Moses Fripomg came to me and inform me of my father access in Ghana, business of crude oil exportation to Ghana with Tema Oil Refinery Ghana Limited. Him told me that my father deposited some funds to a Prime Bank in Accra Ghana.before his death, the account has generated the sum of US$25,000,000.00 (Twenty Five Million United States Dollars) which presently has not be claimed with 3 trunk boxes of consignment containing Alluvial Gold.

It is in this regard i contacted you to invest the funds in your country. I believe i can deal with you in confidence hoping that together we can transfer these funds successfully so that this funds can be invested.

Please kindly forward the following requirements,if you are interested or willing to partnership with me.

1.Your Receiving Banking Details
2.Your Company Address
3.Your Home Address.

Please treat with Strict Confidence.

Best Regard,
Fernandez.A Goodluck

Song of the Dayl: "Uptown Girl"

Not Billy Joel, it's Canadian hip hop artist K-os with Emily Haines of Metric giving him a little vocal support.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Sir John Gielgud

He would have been 106 today. He will always be a Grand Slam/EGOT winner: Arthur(Oscar, Supporting Actor); Ages of Man, Recordings from Shakespeare (Grammy, Spoken Word Recording); Big Fish, Little Fish (Tony, Best Director--2 other awards but this is a clean win); Summer's Lease (Emmy, Best Actor in a Made for TV Movie of Miniseries). He is the fourth to win the complete set.

And when you see him in a movie, you have to stand up and scream "fag!" Or so our list of movie rules went.

Which is why Thomas moved away from me and Becky back when we were seeing whatever the hell we were seeing back in 1989. I think it was the preview for Prospero's Books that gave us that opportunity.

Some people are sooo touchy.

If I were to do him justice, I'd post a clip of him in Hamlet or Arthur. Instead, here are clips of him in some Paul Mason ads (it's "crisp and fruity," much like Gielgud himself).

Another here.

Happy birthday dude! Rest in peace.

No one who represents himself as a minister could be a liar

Good day ,

I write to you based on a request by an investor and present minister in one of the East Africa country and his need for investment/funding in your country. My name is BISHOP.KOFI, a financial consultant and I work with a reputable financial services firm.

My company most times represents the interests of very wealthy investors. Due to the sensitivity of the position they hold in their society and the unstable investment environment of their country, they evacuate majority of their funds into more stable economies and developed nations where they can get good yield for their money.

I was recently approached by a Reserved Client, whom I had personally worked with a few years ago with a proposal. What he request is an individual such as yourself, who will be willing to receive money on his behalf abroad, and put it to good use on profitable business.

The client has offered these terms:
1. 10% commission paid to me and my foreign partner of the total funds successfully evacuated. The funds in Question are over 14 Million Us Dollars.

2. The funds will be used by the foreign partner for six years as a loan without any interest. That is, you do not pay any interest on the money but you give the client 50% of all profits after tax that accrued from the use of the funds.

If these terms are agreeable to you, kindly let me know and I will provide you with all necessary information and procedures involved. INTERESTED , rich me with this address.Email. kofibishop@gmail.com

Sincerely yours,
Bishop.KOFI


*PS* The client is willing to make available the fund to your possession and in your country within 7 working days of confirmation of your capabilities

I wonder if she knows "Sparkie" Helen White...

Greetings,

I know you would be surprised to read from someone relatively unknown to you before. My name is SGT. Sarah Curtis Hulburt, a member of the U.S. ARMY USARPAC Medical Team, which was deployed to Iraq in the beginning of the war in Iraq.

I would like to share some highly personal classified information about my personal experience and role which I played in the pursuit of my career serving under the U.S 1st Armored which was at the fore-front of the war in Iraq.

Though, I would like to hold back certain information for security reasons for now until you have find the time to visit the BBC website stated below to enable you have insight as to what I'm intending to share with you,believing that it would be of your desired interest one-way or the other.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm

Also, could you get back to me having visiting the above website to enable us discuss in a more clarifying manner to the best of your understanding. I must say that I'm very uncomfortable sending this message to you without knowing truly if you would misconstrue the importance and decides to go public. In this regards, I will not hold back to say that the essence of this message is strictly for mutual benefit of you and I and nothing more.

I will be vivid and coherent in my next message in this regards, meanwhile,could you send me a mail confirming you have visited the site and that you have understood my intentions?

I will await your thoughts via my personal email: suprelady@gmail.com , suprelady@live.com

Thanks,
Best Regards,
Sgt. Susan J Prescott.

Song of the Day: "The Mighty Sparrow"

More new stuff from Ted Leo and the Pharmacists.

Another day, another set of exclamation points

Greetings in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, !!!

Dear Beloved Friend,

Greetings in the name of Lord Jesus Christ, I am Mrs. Augusta Madu, a widow to late Alhaji Sheik, a new Christian convert suffering from long time cancer of the breast and have only six months, presently I am in a Hospital in London taken my treatment. My late husband, was killed during the USA raid against terrorism in Afghanistan, he was very wealthy, and I inherited all his business and wealth after his death because during the period of our marriage we couldn't produce any child, so I decided to divide this wealth to churches in Africa, America, Asia and Europe and for humanity in general.

I therefore selected you after visiting the website and I prayed over this selection and I am willing to donate the sum of $10 million US Dollar to you on behalf of your organization to lend a hand in reaching out to the less privileged and the development of the gospel of our lord Jesus Christ. This fund is in presently in Security Company in Switzerland.

So upon your reply I will instruct my attorney Barrister Michael Gill Holonis to file in an application of Withdrawal of this fund to your favor.

So please confirm these items as below if you are interested to assist:

1, your full name
2, your mailing address
3, your telephone and fax numbers.

On receipt of the confirmed items, I will forward it to my Attorney so that some necessary changes will be made on the documents to enable you have claim to the Consignment/Donation, but note that until this Donation of $10 million is delivered to you, I will strongly insist that this transaction most be keep a top secret, as I wait your gentle and kind response to this mail.

God bless you and your family.

Mrs. Augusta Madu

Kill whitey

Remember how Michelle Obama HATES white people? About how there's this top secret, super incendiary video tape of Michelle Obama saying she wants to kill whitey?





Remember that?!

Why won't anyone ever let me see it? It had a super credible buzz. ENORMOUS credibility.

I heard about it all the time. FOX "news" talked about it like they KNEW it was out there.

Why? Why didn't they show it?

I'm reminded of this because Michelle Obama traveled to Haiti on her own. And you know it's because they're black there--she doesn't go to "normal" white countries.

Also it's unprecedented for a first lady to travel on her own, at tax-payer expense (that's totally not true at all). Socialist bitch (that's totally not true at all).

And now she's in Mexico to help Obama grant American citizenship to all Mexicans so the two countries can merge (that's totally not true at all).

And then all Mexicans will be able to get elective surgery free at any American hospital, even ahead of sick and dying Americans with insurance (that's totally not true at all).

And Mexicans will be paid Social Security as if they'd been in the program even if they have never paid into it, which is going to bankrupt us in 3 years, all because Obama needs these to ensure re-election in 2012 (that's totally not true at all).

Tell everyone you heard about the Mexico thing. That it's an enormous buzz, very credible. Tell them all. I'll release a video very very soon. It's a bombshell.

And don't forget, kill whitey!

I won through a ballot system

JOHNSON ENGINEERING COMPANY,
26, V-Island Road,
Ikeja Avenue,
Lagos-Nigeria.

Dear Friend,

I am Rev.David Johnson from Canada, I have been an international contractor that collects contract from Big Companies and countries, I got involved in one contract in Nigeria which my payment was refused, I was down and almost lose hope. After 2 years of this contract I later talked to God to assist me in getting this money.

I made a vow to benefit someone with the sum of $900,000.00 draft payment if my payment could be approved and to my surprise I was called upon by the Nigeria Government sometimes last month that my contract file have been looked into and it is ready for payment.I never believed it until I was advised by my Pastor and later moved down to Nigeria and to my unbelievable surprise I was paid this money.

Due to my pledge to God I have agreed to show the person that i will be sending the $900,000.00 through ballot system on the internet which happened to be your email so you are lucky.

What you have to do now is to get in touch with my secretary Mr Robert Dennis and instruct him on how to send your $900,000.00 Bank draft to you. BELOW IS THE CONTACT OF MY SECRETARY
Mr Robert Dennis
E-mail address: robertdennis77@gmail.com
Contact Number: +234-802-670-1458

Send to my secretary your contact address and telephone number,let him make arrangement for the shipment of your draft to your doorstep and also you can give him a call to confirm your address.What I want you to believe now is that this is the opportunity which God have promised you this year so it is better you have it in time before it goes again from you so contact my secretary in time.And for your information presently i am in the United Kingdom for another contract so i want you to go into prayer with me for the success of this contract.

With Best Regards,
Rev.David Johnson

The "passed" seven months

UNITED NATIONS / WORLD BANK COMPENSATION UNIT.

Attention: Beneficiary,

How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family?, You may not understand why this mail came to you. We have been having a meeting for the passed 7 months which ended 2days ago with the then secretary to the UNITED NATION. This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS IN Affiliation with WORLD BANK have agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$ 500,000.00.

This includes every foreign contractors that may have not received their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc. We found your name in our list and that is why we are contacting you,this have been agreed upon and have been signed.

You are advised to contact Mr Jim Ovia of our paying center in Africa,as he is our representative in Nigeria, contact him immediately for your Cheque/ International Bank Draft of USD$500,000.00. This funds are in a Bank Draft for security purpose ok? so he will send it to you and you can clear it in any bank of your choice. Therefore,you should send him your full Name and telephone number your correct mailing address where you want him to send the Draft to you.

Person to Contact: Mr Jim Ovia
Email: jovia54@gmail.com
Phone: +234 7041042342

Thanks and God bless you and your family. Hoping to hear from you as soon as you cash your Bank Draft. Making the world a better place.

Regards,
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.

http://www.un.org/sg/

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A little recent history

One year ago, April 14th, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano issued a warning about a rise in extreme right-wing quasi-military/militia type groups. The report was sent to a variety of police departments and other law enforcement operations, but conservative media outlets had a field day with this.

The data and analysis were prepared during the last months of the Bush administration, but they all claimed this was Obama paranoia, and an advance justification for seizing guns.

Rush Limbaugh pronounced that there was no proof, and that it was done by the Obama administration specifically to discredit the Tea Party Protests. Rush Limbaugh is a drug addict who says outrageous things on the radio so he can get bonuses to pay for cheap hookers to blow him in the back of his limo.

Fucktard.

Michelle Malkin called the report that was the basis of the warning a "piece of crap" and she ought to know.

Cunt. (I know I shouldn't, because it's typically meant misogynist-ically but with her, c'mon, can you blame me?)

Glenn Beck went to his chalkboard.

Cunt. (See.)

Let's take a look at the last year:
- Oklahoma Tea Party members want to form a militia specifically to fight "infringements of the federal government" as if Oklahoma didn't have its fill of militia thinking back when they had that bombing
- Members of a Michigan-based militia (the Hutarees, which sounds very Next Generation to me) were arrested and charged with a plot that involved killing police officers and then bombing their funerals
- lots of big talk at various Tea Party rallies that turned into attacks (petty fucking attacks, but still attacks) like cutting the gas line at a home thought to be that of a Congressman who voted in favor of healthcare reform (turns out is was his brother's house, but whatever)
- an abortion doctor was shot dead at church

That's not a comprehensive list, but it's a pretty fucking good set of reasons to say "toldya so."

Sorry, "toldya so, cunts!"

And I thought Robert Mueller was done with me...

Anti-Terrorist and Monitory Crimes Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J. Edgar. Hoover Building, Washington D.C

ATTN: BENEFICIARY

This is to Officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed an Investigated with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you are having an illegal transaction with Impostors claiming to be Prof. Charles C. Soludo of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza, Mr Frank Nweke,Sanusi Bello none officials of Oceanic Bank, none officials of Zenith Bank and some impostors claiming to be the Federal Bureau Of Investigation agents. During our Investigation, it came to our notice that the reason why you have not received your payment is because you have not fulfilled your Financial Obligation given to you in respect of your Contract/Inheritance Payment.


So therefore, we have contacted the Federal Ministry Of Finance on your behalf and they have brought a solution to your problem by coordinating your payment in the total amount of $800,000.00 USD which will be deposited into an ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw funds anywhere of the world. You now have the lawful right to claim your funds which have been deposited into the ATM CARD.


Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been involved in this transaction, you are now to be rest assured that this transaction is legitimate and completely risk-free as it is our duty to Protect and Serve citizens of the United States Of America. All you have to do is immediately contact the ATM CARD CENTER via E-mail for instructions on how to procure your Approval Slip which contains details on how to receive and activate your ATM CARD for immediate use to withdraw funds being paid to you. We have confirmed that the amount required to procure the Approval Slip will cost you a total of $200 USD which will be paid directly to the ATM CARD CENTER agent via Western Union Money Transfer / MoneyGram Money Transfer. Below, you shall find contact details of the Agent whom will process your transaction:

CONTACT INFORMATION

NAME: MR. PAUL SMITH

EMAIL : paulsmith5@gala.net

TELEPHONE NUMBER +2348036240664

Immediately contact Mr. Paul Smith of the ATM Card Centre with the following information:
Full Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Direct Phone Number:
Current Occupation:
Annual Income:

Once you have sent the required information to Mr. Paul Smith he will contact you with instructions on how to make the payment of $200 USD for the Approval Slip after which he will proceed towards delivery of the ATM CARD without any further delay. You have hereby been authorized/guaranteed by the Federal Bureau Of Investigation to commence towards completing this transaction, as there shall be NO delay once payment for the Approval Slip has been made to the authorized agent.

Once you have completed payment of $200 to the agent in charge of this transaction, immediately contact me back so as to ensure your ATM CARD gets to you rapidly.

FBI Director

Robert Mueller.

Continuing the fight against socialism in the USA

You know, "Obamacare" isn't the only massive socialist program at work here in the US. If you are opposed to "Obamacare" you need to start objecting to all those horrific public schools.

They are everywhere.

And you know what? Even poorest children at a school get the same education as the wealthiest kids. That's not MY America.

My America isn't based on ensuring common systems that benefit our economy (like roads, water/sewer system, schools, police/fire, and certainly not healthcare).

My America, the one the Founders wrote about in the Constitution (which, since I am a white male, absolutely applied to me), is about two things: guns and tax cuts.

Everything else is just socialism and activist judges.

Someone should get Glenn Beck on this.

Song of the Day: "Breakneck Speed"

New music from Tokyo Police Club. It lacks some of the more immediate charms of their best songs ("Your English is Good" and "Tessellate" are great examples), but it grows on you. Champ, their second full-length album, is out in June.

Monday, April 12, 2010

My favorite part: the mention of AOL

From The Desk of
Mr. Vincent Chandler
Public Relations Officer
Microsoft Corporation

Dear Beneficiary,

It is our pleasure to inform you on our successfully organized Sweepstakes which was organized this year 2010 anniversary and we rolled out over US$ 525,989,087 for the yearly Anniversary Draws, which participants for the draws were randomly selected and drawn from a wide range of web hosts which we enjoy their patronage.

The selection was made through a computer draw system attaching personalized email addresses to ticket numbers . Microsoft and AOL are now the largest Internet companies & in effort to make sure that Internet Explorer remain the most widely used program, Microsoft and AOL are running an e-mail beta test and your email address as indicated was drawn and attached to reference and ticket numbers 234-807-395-8109 with serial numbers AOL/MICROSOFT/1276-010 and drew the lucky numbers 07-26-33-09-07-22 (88) which subsequently won you £ 900,000 ( Nine Hundred
Thousand British Pounds) as one of the jackpot winner in this draw. This draw was conducted in Liverpool, UK on the 12th of April, 2010.

Please be informed by this winning notification to file your claims immediately. You are advised to make contact to your referred agent who shall by duty guide you through the process to facilitate the release of your winning prize. To file for this claims, Please Contact your referred agent with your verification information as required on the form below, beginning the claims of your winnings funds as conducted by the lottery company.

Note: You have Two (2) weeks from the date of this publication to claim your prize or you may forfeit your winnings. Thank you for being part of our commemorative New year Anniversary Draws.

Find below your referred agent contact information and the verification form:

Address: 26 High Street Starbeck Harrogate North Yorkshire, England HG2 7HY

Referred Agent : Mr. Paul Chadwick
Tel: +44-702 409 4558
Email: deskof_paulchadwick05@london.com

Name: ..................................
Country of Origin.......................
Place of Residence......................
Occupation..............................
Sex/Age.................................
Telephone/Fax...........................
Winning Email ID........................

NOTE: DUE TO THE PRESENT ECONOMIC SITUATION IN THE WORLD AND FRAUDSTERS AS WELL, YOUR WINNING FUNDS WILL BE MADE READY TO YOUR HOME ACCOUNT BY THE ASSIGNED TRANSFERRING BANK WHICH HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE AUTHORITY BY MICROSOFT AOL LOTTERY TO EFFECT TRANSFER TO WINNERS HOME BANK ACCOUNT UNDER 48 HOURS.

Mr. Vincent Chandler
Public Relations Officer
© 2010 Microsoft Corporation

Lottery Board Director:

™ It takes all reasonable steps to ensure that the information in this email is accurate. However, the company gives no warranty, whether express or implied, regarding the content of this email, nor do we accept liability for any loss or damage which may result from your receipt of this message. Any decision made by an individual based on information in this email is the responsibility of that individual alone. You have to note that the only person that have the right to represent you in your claim is your appointed Agent only.

Copyright © 1998-2010 The MICROSOFT™ Inc.
All rights reserved. Terms of Service - Guideline

An opportunity that deficit hawks can't afford to ignore

(h\t Information is Beautiful blog)

The Guardian Datablog (here) looks at the nations with the largest military budgets. (Click image to embiggen.)

I'm not surprised that the US is the top spender, nor is that an issue, in and of itself. There are 2 on-going wars, and and the US probably maintains the most geographically expansive collection of military bases.

It's the extent to which the US outspends all other countries that causes me to scratch my head. The US outspends the next 9 countries combined. And it's not like the Taliban or insurgents in Iraq are among the top spenders.

Self proclaimed deficit hawks, conservative politicians who think things like a public option for healthcare are a frivolous cost that our country cannot endure. We must pay for everything as we go, they say. But military spending is sacrosanct. It cannot be touched.

$607 billion dollars, more than the next 9 counties combined, and the amount can't be cut? Bullshit.

I'm not suggesting we cut it in half, but surely there's at least $10 billion in that budget that won't be missed. Maybe even $48 billion.

And I'm not even advocating for that money to go to things like healthcare and education, or the environment. I'm saying that if these politicians are actually serious about limiting spending, give at least a little attention to military spending. Duh.

Song of the Day: "Miracles"

Insane Clown Posse.

No, you shut up.

The song and video are both awesome!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Red Hot + Blue, 20 years

The Red Hot + Blue charity album turns 20 this year. It's a mixed bag of Cole Porter covers, but its best tracks, by folks like Annie Lennox, Jody Watley and even Aztec Camera, are superb (I overuse "fantastic" don't I?).

And while the Debbie Harry/Iggy Pop duet, or re-pairing of The Pogues with Kirsy MacColl, may not have been all I wanted them to be, it's great to have those on there as well.

Today is Lisa Stansfield's birthday, and her version of "Down in the Depths (On the 90th Floor)" is one of the album's best tracks.


Go find your copy and listen to it sometime this week. You'll be glad you did.

And happy birthday dude!

Song of the Day: "What a Drag"

Some jangly indie pop from Bear Hands.

Bear Hands // "What A Drag" from Cantora Records on Vimeo.

I wonder if she knows there isn't a house there

I love that this email includes a street address (a former street address, now that she's wealthy, she's moved--maybe she took the house with her).

(Also, I am hearing the song "Call Tyrone" when I read this note)

SUBJECT: CALL JAMES AKINOLA

Attention:

I am Mrs. Joy Moores; I am a US citizen, 48 years Old. I reside Blockton Iowa 3213. My residential address is as follows 3213 290 th Street, Blockton, Iowa 50836, United States, am thinking of moving since I am now wealthy. I am one of those that took part in the Compensation in Nigeria many years ago and they refused to pay me, I had paid over $42,000 while in the US, trying to get my payment all to no avail.

So I decided to travel down to Nigeria with all my compensation documents, And I was directed to meet Mr. John Martns, who is the member of COMPENSATION AWARD COMMITTEE and a Human Rights Activist (Lawyer), and I contacted him and he explained everything to me. He said whoever is contacting us through emails are fake.

He took me to the paying bank for the claim of my Compensation payment. Right now I am the happiest woman on earth because I have received my compensation funds amounting to $850,000.00 Moreover, Mr. John Martns, showed me the full information of those that are yet to receive their payments and I saw your email as one of the scam victims, that is why I decided to email you to stop dealing with those people, they are not with your fund,

They are only making money out of you. I will advise you to contact Mr. John Martns.

You have to contact him directly on this information below.

COMPENSATION AWARD HOUSE
Name: Mr. Akinola James (Barrister)
Tel:- +234-705-743-3290
Email-akinolajames@mail.kz
You really have to stop dealing with those people that are contacting you and telling you that your fund is with them, it is not in anyway with them, they are only taking

Advantage of you and they will dry you up until you have nothing. (NOTE: Too late.)

The only money I paid after I met Mr. John Martns was just $290 for the paper works, take note of that.

Thank You and Be Blessed.

Mrs. Joy Moores
3213 290 th Street, Blockton, Iowa 50836
USA .

Quote of the day

"If that's the choice in 2012, I'll take a TV personality over a community organizer any day"--Sen. David Vitter (R, LA)...
If you don't recognize the name, Vitter is the "family values" Senator who was a client of "DC Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey (and possibly a New Orleans-based madam), and has a sexual fetish that involves him wearing diapers. I don't begrudge anyone a sexual fetish like that, since it doesn't harm anyone, but I do have a problem with fucking hypocrites like Vitter who have this pretense of purity while actually being the kinkiest fucks on the planet.

And since irony is the most powerful force in the universe, I'll point out that during Bill Clinton's impeachment, Vitter's wife remarked that is she were in Hillary's place, she'd be more Lorena Bobbitt and less Tammy Wynette. But when she actually ended up in Hillary's place, it turns out she did the exact same fucking thing.

But this isn't about that hypocrisy either.

This is about Vitter's quote at the top. He will take a TV personality over a community organizer any day.

So David Vitter would rather have Kendra (from Kendra, previously from The Girls Next Door) then Jesus Christ?

Someone should ask him why.