Archive for July, 2013

Weiners and Whatnot: Ain’t No Shame in Their Game

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 21:56 1 Comment

Our public servants and most trusted media members are polluting the gossip columns. First, the stories about the insatiable Anthony Weiner are taking over the bandwidth today. Weiner’s sextee was on Howard Stern’s show revealing a whole lot of personal news about her Weiner Time. And Weiner’s press secretary let loose with a polluted polemic that would make this scene [...]

This was posted under category: Political Nincompoopery

Congressional Spy Satellites

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 20:01 3 Comments

Shocking News: congressional satellites of the NSA are the same guys whose campaigns get funded by the defense industry. Overall, political action committees and employees from defense and intelligence firms such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, United Technologies, Honeywell International, and others ponied up $12.97 million in donations for a two-year period ending December 31, 2012, [...]

This was posted under category: Surveillance State

Fake Cop, Real Cop, Crook Cop

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 17:47 1 Comment

The video narrator says, “Who could have predicted this one?” Lots of us, I say. People on the east side of Detroit thought they were being pulled over, robbed at gunpoint, and even pistol whipped by criminals parading around as cops. As this story reveals, one of the criminals is indeed a real Detroit cop. [...]

This was posted under category: police state

Detroit’s Anarcho-Tree Farm Controversy

Sunday, July 28, 2013 19:38 2 Comments

I have written before about the Hantz Woodlands Tree Farm project in the most blighted areas of Detroit’s east side. This was a subject of great pain and controversy prior to the sale of the first land plots to John Hartz. In late 2012, the Hantz Woodlands deal was approved, allowing 1,500 lots to be sold [...]

This was posted under category: Detroit

Asiana Flight 214 Pilot Name Gag

Sunday, July 28, 2013 18:57 7 Comments

If you haven’t seen this KTVU broadcast with the anchor reading off fake names, watch the video before it is removed from YouTube. An intern had passed on some false information, and the gaffe eventually made its way on air. Three people have been fired from the station. What I find to be amazing – [...]

This was posted under category: Victimology State

No More Beanie Baby Bubbles

Saturday, July 27, 2013 19:46 4 Comments

An article on Yahoo Finance revisits the early 1990s Beanie Baby craze, and one family that almost became bankrupt due to their collective zealotry. Heralded as valuable collectibles, people would rush out to buy the $5.95 toys for their children or themselves, eagerly waiting for them to appreciate in value. But then the Beanie Baby bubble [...]

This was posted under category: Boom-Bubble Phenomenon

MSNBC: “Detroit is America’s Most Libertarian City”

Saturday, July 27, 2013 19:29 4 Comments

Don’t get too excited over that headline on MSNBC, because Ari Melber has not been reading my Detroit blog. MSNBC’s Ari Melber describes Detroit’s plight with the usual media rinse-and-repeat conventional spin straight from the standard script: debt up the wazoo, decayed this, bombed-out that, no services here or there. Yawn. Seems I’ve read that 1,492 [...]

This was posted under category: Detroit

Congress Denies Detroit ‘the Bankster Treatment’

Saturday, July 27, 2013 18:28 4 Comments

Oh no! Detroit has been denied the glorious opportunity to have the Feds come in and bail the city out with taxpayer booty and centrally plan the city’s future via another few decades of political pandering and bureaucratic bumbling. From the Bloomberg article: In interviews with 10 U.S. lawmakers yesterday, one of the few to support [...]

This was posted under category: Detroit

Got Camera? Yer a Star.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 22:00 1 Comment

Or is that #star #awesome #LookAtMe #NarcissisticMe #EverybodyLookOverHere #ThankYouForAllYourAttention #YoDudeWishIWereYou My hashtag is: #WhereIsTheRealSubstance? Facebook, Twitter, digital cameras with instant upload, HD phone video capability, photo shares, and lightweight websites that are cheap to string together, etc., have made everyone a “star” (note the quotation marks) without them ever exhibiting a goddamn inch of talent [...]

This was posted under category: Idiocracy

Marketing Convenience to Millennials

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 21:50 No Comments

Out of the dark ages comes Hot Pockets, that wonderfully artificial chemical device laced with food. This Bloomberg headline really cracks me up when it mentions “mature” and “millennials” in the same sentence, and the article photo is a millennial posing with a oafish Hot Pocket cartoon character. Here’s a fun blog and poster that [...]

This was posted under category: Industrial Food Machine