Friday, September 30, 2011

The French don't fuck around

Fed up with school job cuts dictated from above, the village government of Tournan-en-Brie decided to strike back by voiding the lease of the local office of the National Education service (charged with implementing the job cuts) and tossing them out into the street. Now it's calling for other municipalities who are landlords to the ministry cutting their teaching staff to do the same. (Charlie Hebdo, No 1006, 28 Sept 2011.)

Link Farming Cause Mama Worked Another 11 Hour Day

This is an awesome article about Implicit Bias and the Harvard Implicit Bias Test FTR, I took the Race IAT a few years ago and scored with a slight bias towards black faces. So there's that. Also, there's is a throw away line at the end that made me chuckle. You'll find it.

Hey, you know if the Fed has to choose between having an actual conflict of interest and just looking like it does, I'd prefer it to have the appearance and not the substance of conflict. But what do I know, I am probably a low info racist.

Unions finally, after 3 fucking weeks, have decided to join Occupy Wall Street. Better late than never. Yet still ahead of the whinging Obots and their "But what do you waaaaaaaaaaaaaaant. You have to have a plaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan" Fuckers.

I was gonna find a funny to put here, but I have hit the exhaustion wall with my face and must now go make myself one with my pillow. It's a high level of zen required to truly make yourself one with the pillow. You must give up all notion of self (if by self I mean person who like to eat real food and have clean laundry that actually makes it into the closet and not the floordrobe, and maybe spends some portion of the evenings with loved ones) for the greater good (of gainful employment plus Thank-a-union-overtime.) Now you know.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

If it's true, it's a very good thing

Occupy Wall Street News: Over 100 cops refuse to work in NYC

Well I'll be (sceptically) damned. I have heard that the shitheads doing the most abusive stuff were the white shirted police, and that the blue shirts (everyday patrol officers) were not part of the pepper spraying and beatdowns. But this is all rumor and I am in Seattle, not on the ground in New York.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Think Bigger You Small Minded Shitheads

I keep reading all these objections to the Occupy Wall Street people that center on "what's their message? Why can't these bored kids pick something and focus on it? You're never gonna accomplish anything if you don't have a message".

What, exactly should they pick? I mean, it's kinda an old tool of the kyriarchy to narrow the focus of complaints down to the tiniest of things so that real change never really happens. "Don't focus on gay marriage when people are dying in Iraq", "We have to ignore women's equality so we can elect Democrats and then we'll all be safe in happy abortion land" blah blah blah blah.

But really change don't work that fucking way. It ain't piecemeal, decided by the polite folks over afternoon tea. It happens when the system is dragged, kicking and screaming (or more likely billy-clubbing and pepper-spraying) into something better(ish).

What we know is this: the system is fucked for all but a handful of old white men. It's fucked for non-men, non-whites, non-rich, non-straight, non-able bodied. It's fucked for Americans and Greeks and Spaniards and Moroccans and Egyptians and and and and and. It's fucked economically, environmentally, judiciously, politically.

To narrow down the message to a single, or even a dozen demands would water down any change to nothing.

You don't tear down the master's house with the master's tools. Concise lists of demands are a kyriarchial tool. Besides, we all know what the current President thinks about bargaining. He starts from the center right. Progressive requests will be ignored, unless you chain yourself to the White House fence or the Wall Street pig.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Oh fucking President Hopey Changey is in town

So of course going to the grocery store and dropping off the boyfriend's car in a free parking place is going to be about as much fun as dealing the Obot Fanboyz. Well, maybe not that bad. I generally don't get rape threats in traffic jams.

(Also please note the the President's first stop was in Medina, to pick up the not-taxed money from the wealthy douchnoodles who are bringing us into Great Depression 2.0. FUCKERS)

(And as another aside, TOE and I had a little convo the other day about how you can tell a pol by who his/her most ardent supporters are - and also of course by what they actually say. But isn't it funny how some of Obama's most horrid fan boyz voted for Bush Jr. the first time around cause Al Gore was too socialist or something. Shit, Kos was a republican, Andrew Sullivan was a republican, Ariana Huffington was a republican, etc. etc. etc. The didn't change their beliefs, they just changed their party).

Link Farming Answers Burning Questions!

Is Obama the feminist son we feminist parents hope to raise? No, and fuck you for even suggesting it.

Is Dan Savage now a medical doctor with a degree in fat science? No, and fuck him for suggesting a guy should solve his serious problem of depression and agoraphobia with weight loss surgery.

Are NYPD cops the fucking worst? Maybe. They suck pretty hard, but so do cops everywhere.

Are poor people really poor if they own 2 tvs? OH FUCK YOU, YOU WEEPING ASS BOIL. I own 2 tvs. I got them for free. Neither of them are digital, so to make them work without cable requires a converter box and the macdaddy of all antennas, each. That's in a city, near the broadcast towers. TVs are cheap. (If I lived in the boonies without internet, you're damn skippy that I'd need cable too.) Healthcare, food, housing, education are not cheap.

Was Troy Davis Murdered by the state because he was a Black man?
Oh hell yes he was.

Now for something funny.