…here we go again [DOT 27/2/20]

…because…well…it’s just going to keep happening, right?

Milwaukee Shooting: Multiple People Killed at Molson Coors

…there’s a saying…I’m pretty sure, anyway…something about doing the same thing over & over while expecting a different result


…huh…yeah…I remember now…that would be “a working definition of insanity”…although to be fair either half of the equation has a fair bit of potential once you get into the weeds a little?




…but sometimes I swear it’s just too damn much


…inappropriate…motherfucker words mean shit…& not what your rancid buttery-male’s brain seems to think they do…every damn thing about your bringing-flopsweat-back shitshow of an existence is fucking inappropriate

…dangling pardons in front of co-conspirators…motherfucking inappropriate
…extorting foreign states for oppo research on Biden…motherfucking inappropriate
…trying to pre-frame a narrative to call back to when you start the pardon-me-I’ll-pardon-you indemnity circle-jerk later down the line…you guessed it…motherfucking inappropriate
…being dotartdus ex machina & using the word inappropriate?

…motherfucking inappropriate motherfucker

[pardon my french?]



  1. But…
    Hey, Jake, at least we poor folks in the U.S. “have cars, (and refrigerators!), and AC, and big screen TV’s!**”🙄🙄🙄

    And in the case of me & my roommates, anyway, we DO live in a nice building, that’s really walkable, centrally located, and with pretty decent handicapped accessibility…

    Which IS definitely better than the abject poverty that folks in developing countries live in, so there’s that, I guess…

    And did I mention that we DO live in a building where we have BOTH a refrigerator *and* central air?

    I mean,by *those* measures, we must be REALLY close to being in the 1% over here, don’tcha think?🤔

    Here are the clowns I’m choosing to mock today;


    **Or 1-2 of the things on that list, anyway…


    (I don’t own a TV, because typically my roommates have owned one, but I *do* own a car–which my current roommies do not have… so i guess… 2 out of 3 ain’t bad?😉

    https://youtu.be/k5hWWe-ts2s )

    • The higher standard of living argument. Ew. Fuck these assholes. A gilded cage is still a cage.

      This is the same garbage reasoning people use to claim the homeless of Seattle can’t be that bad off because they have smartphones.

  2. I used to purchase food for the local public schools backpack and weekend food program. We couldn’t buy anything that required a stove or oven to cook because many of the children didn’t have working stoves or ovens in their homes. When we could we bought MREs because the refrigerators they did have often didn’t work properly. Sure, they were in the home so technically they had a fridge, but food could spoil faster. We had to get shelf stable milk, and individually portioned food, like single serving Chefboyardee beefaroni. Although we got a good price from Chefboyardee preportioned food costs more, which means we couldn’t buy as much as we would have liked. These products are also full of sugar, we couldn’t give them any fresh fruit or vegetable, only the little cups of fruit cocktail and corn or peas. Snacks were very cheap, we loaded the poor kids up with Pringles and Doritos. It’s not ideal but a full belly is better than an empty one even if it’s not the most nutritional food. But it sets them up for a lifetime of poor eating habits. Another downside is that most of these foods aren’t vegetarian, Kosher, or Halal, so many children aren’t able to take advantage of the program. Pork and beans are cheap but you can’t eat it if you’re Jewish, a vegetarian Hindu or Muslim.
    Have these two shit stains – Hannity and O’Reilly – ever heard of prepaid cell phones? That’s what impoverished people use and minutes aren’t wasted, they’re used for work and keeping in touch with children or parents. Again, technically they may have several cellphones in the home, but they don’t have unlimited data or texting. My city has free cell phones for certain people under the poverty level. They provide very few minutes, I can’t remember the exact amount, maybe 20 per month? It’s for emergencies. I’ve had clients call me for rides and there was no extra chit chat. Some cities also offer free internet if there are school age children in the home. TVs are cheap at Goodwill and Salvation Army. People in poverty are NOT living well. I know I’m preaching to the choir here. SplinterRIP, myo, and all the other Europeans and Canadians know exactly what I’m talking about since they don’t have things like homes or nice cars because “aspirations of having a nice house and car are “achievable, but only in America” /s

    • The problem is that they don’t care. They’re rich and don’t suffer for want of anything (in the case of Hannity, he’s doing his best to forget he was ever poor.)

      Hannity is apparently one of the bigger slumlords around as he’s in business with the Kushners on grabbing up real estate to rent to poor people.

      • You’re right, they don’t care. And even worse, they know the truth but want to convince middle class people that poor people are milking the system, using their tax dollars to live lavish lifestyles. It’s the Welfare Queen myth all over again.

        • Of course, the people that Hannity and O’Really reach are going to automatically assume FILTHY NON WHITES cause White People are the supreme race not realizing that all of us are in the shit pile together.

        • It’s more lies that suggest being poor is a choice, and not a systemic problem imposed on a class of people. “If they didn’t want to be poor they would work harder!”. Poor people do work hard, sometimes multiple jobs, for horrendous fucking hours, in the shitty jobs that most people don’t want.

          • It really is an amazing piece of propaganda, and they’ve managed to make it so successful due to consistent framing. A cognitive linguist really drove it home for me. I hear he’s standard reading for poli-sci majors, which I was not.

            “The conservative worldview, the strict father model, assumes that the world is dangerous and difficult and that children are born bad and must be made good. The strict father is the moral authority who supports and defends the family, tells his wife what to do, and teaches his kids right from wrong. The only way to do that is through painful discipline – physical punishment that by adulthood will become internal discipline. The good people are the disciplined people. Once grown, the self-reliant, disciplined children are on their own. Those children who remain dependent (who were spoiled, overly willful, or recalcitrant) should be forced to undergo further discipline or be cut free with no support to face the discipline of the outside world.

            ‘Taxes are what you pay to be an American, to live in a civilized society that is democratic and offers opportunity, and where there’s an infrastructure that has been paid for by previous taxpayers.’

            So, project this onto the nation and you see that to the right wing, the good citizens are the disciplined ones – those who have already become wealthy or at least self-reliant – and those who are on the way. Social programs, meanwhile, “spoil” people by giving them things they haven’t earned and keeping them dependent. The government is there only to protect the nation, maintain order, administer justice (punishment), and to provide for the promotion and orderly conduct of business. In this way, disciplined people become self-reliant. Wealth is a measure of discipline. Taxes beyond the minimum needed for such government take away from the good, disciplined people rewards that they have earned and spend it on those who have not earned it.”



          • Most of the children receiving free and reduced lunch in my city’s public school system have one or both parents working. They have to provide W2s to enroll their children in the program. Most of their paychecks go toward housing, if they received a living wage they might be able to afford food and possibly even save a few bucks.

            • …I was listening to something on a radio show the other day & a woman was trying to argue that, as a landlord, the money being paid by the state to her tenant (by something called “universal credit” meaning literally all the assistance they were receiving for everything) & which she acknowledged fell short of the value of the rent she wished to charge that tenant…be paid directly to her so as to prevent the tenant spending any of it in the process of whatever she fondly imagined they could then do to provide a means of covering the remaining shortfall
              …apparently empathy & irony signed some sort of mutual suicide pact or something because nobody even told her to go fuck herself?

                • …it might be that she was so insulated from the reality of what she was saying that the offensiveness of it somehow snuck past her but yes…so very much that

                  …I couldn’t believe what I was hearing…& when her point got treated as though she hadn’t said something mind-bendingly heartless & fundamentally short-sighted but instead made a legitimate observation…well…sometimes I may yell at my radio like an old person shouting at the clouds?

    • Yikes! I’m all for a good pun and I won’t deny dropping a “I did nazi that coming” on my share of posts, but just imagine if the genders were reversed. Not a good look.

    • I can’t read any comments on the Kinja main pages anymore, just the sub blogs. The first comment is partially there but when I click community or pending it never opens. I guess I’m not missing much.

      • I’m still hanging on Gizmodo and Root but the sites are too hard to participate in most of the time. I click a page and then go to another tab i have open and wait 5 minutes and see what I clicked on.

        • …last I looked the amount of parasitic analytic/marketing crap that’s slowing it all down seemed pretty absurd…but again…it’s a shame they’re getting away with deliberately eroding things they ought by rights to have had a vested interest in preserving through sheer attrition of their userbase

          …& considering the scale & ubiquitous nature of the process across a stable of online properties it comes off as somewhere between slash&burn & catch&kill…which is an astronomically expensive kind of petty whatever the underlying motivation might be

      • …strangely enough the “feed” bit of the RIP account is borked, too…so it’s a slog to check in & try to guage how many of our little crowd of mutually entertaining reprobates still bothers to show up & sound off

        …which seems to have been arguably an asset to those who wanted to dilute the value of those comment sections to the folks that held them dear

        …hard not to take shit like that personally, if I’m honest.

        …petty seems to be officially the order of the day…& as for the comments on that article…as one thread among many on.a.site.that.is.not.that.site.of.all.sites…eh…people do the bad taste joke thing…like the one about why NASA drinks Coke

        …but for that to basically be all she wrote for the comments was some sorry shit that doesn’t speak to anything good about the health of those sites…& that’s a damn shame

        • Yeah, for it to be 98% of the commentary. 90% of those handles I recognize as approved commenters. It’s pretty gross.

          You used to find maybe two or three threads with punny jokes and groaning snark in response. It’s completely gone over to making light of a mans death from what may well have been DV.

          We’re not talking about a guy getting into a steam powered rocket to prove the earth is flat here.

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