Tuesday, February 6, 2024

JULY 2014 POST REDUX - Israeli Women on Facebook Promising Sex to IDF

Today, February 6, 2024, I am linking to a post I wrote in July of 2014 about a Facebook page by Israeli women dedicated to members of the IDF. Some of the photos have been scrubbed. But in short, these women posted sexy selfies promising "rewards" to IDF soldiers based on the number of Palestinians killed. 

Again, this was ten years ago. I have no idea if similar pages are being posted today, but I wouldn't be surpised. I'm not on FB, I've never been a member of FB, but some FB pages are public. That one, as of today, is still publicly available, HERE.   

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Link to my original 2014 post here. 

I was reminded of that post by this article in today's NYT:

What Israeli Soldiers’ Videos Reveal: Cheering Destruction and Mocking Gazans

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Woke The Fck Up


Both of these people are rational. Both are sensible. And both are, predictably, being pilloried out the wazoo. 
Katz, a tenured professor, lost his job. He lost his job because he dared speak a dissenting opinion. Shrier is persona non grata in publishing. Also for speaking a dissenting (not to mention science-informed) opinion. 
It's gobsmacking that the only audience they can get is via rightwing outlets, because the left has utterly abdicated its commitment to free speech, not to mention common fricking sense. 
The left -- rather, the ostensible left -- now approves of -- in fact, applauds -- censorship. I remember when the left used to oppose censorship. I remember when the left used to welcome dissent. I remember when it used to believe in reason. Ah, the good old days!
The world is on fire, fascism is on the rise, workers can't get decent healthcare or a living wage, GOPers want to take over women's uteruses (oops! I mean people's uteruses!), and what is the left doing? Screaming about pronouns, denying biological reality, policing every word that comes out of anyone's mouth, indulging in white liberal guilt, and pretending it's all activism.
But hey, don't worry. When the woke mob comes for you or yours, you can tell them you capitalized the "b" in "Black"! Whoa, what bravery! What courage! What an advance for society! Really stuck your neck out there, didn't you?! And when the ostensible left keeps losing elections because of its proud, determined jackassery, just remember who asked for it. Who handed the radical right a gift on a silver platter. 

A Declaration of Independence by a Princeton Professor

Gender Activists Are Trying to Cancel My Book. Why is Silicon Valley Helping Them?

Tuesday, June 21, 2022


Donald Trump is a criminal. 

Donald Trump is a thug. 

Donald Trump is a criminal thug. 

Donald Trump is a treasonous criminal thug.

Donald Trump deserves to spend the rest of his pathetic, piece-of-shit life in jail. 

Same goes for all of his co-conspirators and complicit toadies, all of whom are still walking free and some of whom are even sitting in Congress. 

If this mountain of evidence isn't enough to prosecute and convict these traitors, then I never want to hear anyone anywhere ever again mewl about "rule of law." If these people aren't prosecuted, there is no such thing as rule of law.

And all of you assholes out there who not only voted for this odious sociopath but worse, continue to support him today, I hope your lives are filled with misery. Hell, by your behavior, they already are.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Ukraine Russia Putin War


Only three of the many comments I've been making at leftwing sites that are defending Putin and blaming NATO. Not that it matters. They're all nuts. I am so infuriated I could spit:  

To think that I trashed my career to be involved with these people -- former friends and former activists-in-arms with whom I participated in Occupy in 2011 -- and now they're as batshit-insane as any of the MAGA maniacs on the right. 

My god. 

Putin is a thug. Putin is a dictator. Putin is murdering Ukrainians. But that's ok, apparently, for these supposed leftists and supposed peaceniks, because anything and everything that goes against the US is okay. Now they're kissing Putin's ass.

George W. Bush committed war crimes by invading Iraq and bombing Afghanistan; those are facts. Therefore, apparently, it's okay that Putin also commit war crimes. Tit for tat makes everything ok.

Jesusfkngchrist, I am so ashamed I ever got involved with these people. They have lost their ever-loving minds.

Lisa Simeone

MARCH 6, 2022 AT 9:02 AM

Thank you, Ehrlichman. The excuses and apologies being made by the left — ostensible left — for Russia’s criminal invasion are appalling. These people would’ve been cheering Stalin if they’d been around then.

I used to be an activist-in-arms with some of these people, including Chris Hedges, back during Occupy. Since then, I’ve watched as they’ve turned batshit-insane on so many fronts. They are incapable of seeing nuance, complexity, difficulty, contradiction. They are as bad in their binary thinking as any of the MAGAloons on the right.

Their entire philosophy consists of one thing and one thing only: “US wrong. Anyone who opposes the US right. Always.” 

Lisa Simeone

MARCH 6, 2022 AT 9:12 AM

Disgusting, sociopathic, bordering-on-criminal defense of Putin. What is wrong with you people??

Was Putin also “forced” to flatten Grozny?? Was that all NATO’s fault, too??

You people make me want to vomit. I hang my head in shame as a leftist to be associated with such vile apologists.

Friday, February 25, 2022

This Is Why The Dems Will Keep Losing Elections

Pretentious, narcissistic, batshit-insane bio from the program at Everyman Theatre for a play we saw recently. 

There are so many things wrong about this it's hard to know where to begin. But then I guess I don't have to. Anyone with more than two synapses snapping will see it. And this person is getting paid for this shit. 

P. T. Barnum was right: there's a sucker born every minute. 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Covid Silver Lining

Angel in the blue skies

Don't forget -- there's always a silver lining: 

Every time a MAGAt dies of Covid, an angel gets his wings!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

And Yet More MAGA Morons on Parade

"I don't think anything I've seen so perfectly captures why there's no way the US is going to be getting on top of COVID-19 pandemic anytime soon."
-Cassandra of Troy
8:03 AM · Jun 28, 2020

And for those of you claiming it's not real, that it's been Photoshopped, bullshit. It's real. Click through the link and see for yourself. Furthermore, here's a picture my friend DG took on a flight of his just last week -- same thing -- and no, the airlines don't enforce their own rules. They don't give a shit. I guess they figure if people are foolish enough to fly, then they take their chances. 

This woman was asked multiple times to put a face mask on -- BEFORE the plane took off. She refused. And were there any consequences for her? Was she told she couldn't fly? Was she banned for life? No. You speak to a flight attendant the wrong way and they drag you off the plane. But act like a MAGAss and endanger everyone around you -- no problem:

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

More MAGA Morons On Parade

Oh, what a great time to be alive! Sure, we're all threatened by a pandemic, but then we're also all threatened by the rank stupidity of people like the above two women, "protesting" their "right" to roam about freely, infecting innocent people. (click pic to enlarge)

Hey, as long as they infect only each other, it's all good!

Speaking of which:

Leader of anti-coronavirus lockdown group that organized protests tests positive for COVID-19

Ha ha ha ha ha ha! Can't make this shit up! It writes itself!




Friday, April 24, 2020

Trump: Idiocy That Never Ends, or The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Because our moron of a president can't keep his mouth shut, and always has to spout off half-cocked when he knows nothing -- especially when he knows nothing (even though he is "like, very smart, a very stable genius" and an "expert" on everything) -- we'll now probably have a few more contenders among his brain-dead base for a Darwin Award.

At yesterday's political rally press conference on COVID-19, the orange oaf went off on his latest pet theory: that disinfectants could somehow be "injected" into people to kill the virus.

Yes, he did.

Seriously, you can't make this shit up.

Every day a new low with this guy, every day a new reason to say, "you can't make this shit up."

Given that one of his followers was stupid enough to drink fish tank cleaner because his beloved leader touted the completely bogus "cure" of hydroxychloroquine (Trump's a physician, too, don'tchyaknow?!), I'm sure there'll be plenty of other goobers who will now step up to try ingesting the magic elixir of household cleaners.

As one Twitter wag so elegantly put it:
"I'm old enough to remember when Presidents didn't inject themselves with disinfectants."
Or when you didn't have to explain to anyone but 3-year-olds that no, you shouldn't drink bleach.

And so it goes in the Land of the Free.

Addendum: the fact that major companies now feel compelled to urge people not to put this shit in their bodies -- unbelievable. Check that; entirely believable. Every day a new low in this country, thanks to the Moron-in-Chief. Every. Single. Day.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Covidiots On Parade

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Covidiots Strike Again

You fucking MAGA morons are out there "protesting." Play-acting your neuroses is more like it. You people are so fucking stupid and ignorant, it's breathtaking -- even though we've already had years to witness your stupidity and ignorance.

You know what? Nobody cares if you get sick and die. Good riddance. What we care about is the fact that you could take innocent people along with you. People who are on the front lines trying to save your sorry asses, people who can't afford to take time off, people who are still serving you food and delivering supplies. You're selfish and moronic and, frankly, murderous. You're helping to kill people.


"DNRs and ventilator denials should be on file for every one of these #COVIDIOTS"

Oh, and before I forget, here are two more Covidiots who yammered about how much of a "hoax" this virus is and who caught it and died:

Once again: oops!

Saturday, April 18, 2020

More Naysaying Nabobs Die of COVID-19

Well, here we have yet another moronic MAGAT who mocked and minimized this pandemic and paid for it with his life. Tsk, tsk.
“He watched Fox, and believed it was under control,’’ Kristen told me.
Early in March Sean Hannity went on air proclaiming that he didn’t like the way that the American people were getting scared “unnecessarily.’’ He saw it all, he said, “as like, let’s bludgeon Trump with this new hoax.’’ 
. . . On April 9, he died of Covid-19. The following day, Artie Nelson, one of his longtime bartenders at JJ Bubbles, and also in his 70s, died of the virus as well. 
Joe Joyce is hardly the only one denying science, ridiculing facts, and parrotting the stupidity and ignorance promulgated by Fox So-Called News. He's in good company. Landon Spradlin also thought COVID-19 was a hoax. So did Gerald Glenn. Both were "men of God." Both thought God actually talked directly to them. Yet both died.


In one of the most provocative analyses in his follow-up article, “Coronavirus: Out of Many, One,” Mr. Pueyo analyzed Medicare and census data on age and obesity in states that recently resisted shutdowns and counties that voted Republican in 2016. 
He calculated that those voters could be 30 percent more likely to die of the virus.

In literature that's called "poetic justice."

And there's lots more of it to come. 

While the Sociopath-in-Chief tweets from the toilet inanities like "LIBERATE!" and his brain-dead followers turn out en masse to demand that they be allowed to infect everyone else, heroic healthcare workers bust their asses trying to save people. 

So before anyone reading this tut-tuts about how "ghoulish" or "distasteful" or "wrong" it is to cheer the death of anyone, keep in mind who is risking their lives on the front lines and who isn't. Who appreciates that risk and who doesn't. 

I'm not the one who's causing these deaths. Trump & Co. are. The behavior of Trump supporters is what's wrong. 

So I'll say it again:


And once again I have to ask: Every time a MAGAT dies of Covid, does an angel get his wings?

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Trump Is A Criminal, Example #LostCount

Trump is a criminal. Therefore, anyone who supports Trump is aiding and abetting criminality, so he/she is likewise a criminal.

Here's just the latest in a stupefyingly long list of his crimes:

Trump removes independent watchdog tasked with overseeing coronavirus emergency funds

I'll say it again: Trump is a criminal, and if you support him, you are a criminal. (You're a moron, too, and a bully, and an ignoramus, and a sociopath, but that's another matter; seek help.)

Paraphrasing Mencken, I hope he and all of you get what you deserve, and I hope you get it good and hard.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Boris Johnson Moved to the ICU - Days of COVID-19

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, sick with COVID-19 for 10 days now, has just been moved to the ICU.

Just so I understand -- Boris Johnson has been moved to the ICU because of: A) a hoax B) the common cold C) just the flu (though "who cares if it's 10 times more lethal") D) a serious, potentially fatal illness Will a Trump supporter please enlighten me?

(Bonus question for extra credit: Every time a MAGAt dies of COVID, does an angel get his wings?)

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Donald Trump, Captain of the U.S.S. Titanic

1. There is no iceberg.
2. We won't hit the iceberg.
3. We barely touched the iceberg.
4. Nobody could've seen the iceberg.
5. The iceberg didn't kill as many people as it could have so these deaths mean my plan worked.
6. I'm the best captain ever (and better than icebergs).
7. Icebergs are fake news.

8. The previous Captain steered us into that iceberg.
9. I had to sink the ship to fix it.
10. Nobody died.
11. I have the biggest penis!
12. Like a miracle, the ship will rise from the bottom.
13. I'm the most popular Captain ever.
14. I invented ships.
15. I always knew the ship was going to sink.
16. I have the biggest penis!

(Hat-tip to "Gumby" and "Policy Watcher")

Monday, March 30, 2020

Days of COVID-19

To all the Trump Cultists out there, all the MAGA morons, all the ignorant, know-nothing, science-denying jackasses who aren't taking this crisis seriously and who, even worse, are mocking and minimizing it, thus putting the lives of our frontline healthcare workers even more at risk than they already are, I wish I believed in hell so I could hope you would all rot there.

Livy has a saying for you, from 35 B.C.:
Eventus stultorum magister est.
Idiomatically translated: Fools must be taught by experience.

So be it.

It's not my fault you're so stupid and willfully ignorant that you have to learn the hard way.

Gotta cull the herd somehow.









Sunday, July 28, 2019

Wokerati, or the Lunacy of the Left

As a leftist, I often find myself hanging my head in shame at the idiocy and decidedly il-liberal tenets of political correctness. I've been railing against p.c. lunacy for over 35 years, every chance I get, not that I make much headway with my lefty brothers-in-arms (oh, lord, I just used a "gendered" expression -- oh, the horror!).

The wokerati stand firmly against the entire history of liberalism, with their insistence on "safe spaces" and "trigger warnings" and "sensitivity" and "cultural appropriation" and the whole raft of language-policing bullshit. They don't believe in freedom of speech. They don't believe in the First Amendment at all. They are little modern-day counterparts to the Maoists and Stalinists of old. They would be perfectly happy with struggle sessions (if they even know what those were, ahistorical as these people are).

They are, in short, frighteningly similiar to the far-right loons they love to decry. Hell, I decry them, too. But decrying two sides of the same coin doesn't give me much hope for the future, especially since these woke ones don't recognize their rightwing mirror images.

So several weeks ago, I wrote the first of what I imagine will be many such op-eds on this topic for my hometown newspaper, the Baltimore Sun. Here's the first part of it, with link to the whole thing:

Oh, dear. I have just discovered that I’m supposed to be offended. Furthermore, apparently I should have been taking offense for most of my life. Who knew? 
You see, I’m a first-generation Italian-American. I have dark hair, dark eyes, and skin that tans after 10 minutes in the sun. All my life, people have asked me what nationality I am — how quaint, such an old-fashioned word — or where I’m from.

Read the whole thing here

Friday, February 3, 2017

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening 
(with apologies to Robert Frost, who, I'm sure, is rolling over in his grave, along with so many others)

Wish I knew whom to credit for this great poetic parody, but I don't. Enjoy:

I have a pretty good idea whose woods these are, believe me.
And let me tell you something, my people say he's a complete nobody.
This guy lives in the village. So what if he sees me stopping here?
I dare him to sue me! I dare him!
And by the way, this snow is pathetic.
These are, by far, the least downy flakes ever!
I hear they import them from Canada.
I don't know. Maybe they did. Maybe they didn't. We're looking into it.
My horse -- he's the most incredible horse, seriously, I have the 
greatest, classiest horses--
My horse doesn't even know what the hell we're doing here.
The horses love me though. They do.
They're always shaking their bells at me, it's very loving.
It's a beautiful thing.
Let me tell you something, these woods are an embarrassment.
They're not dark. They're not deep.
They're nothing. They're for losers.
And I cannot wait to sue this guy.
I cannot wait to sue this guy.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Breaking News: White House in Mourning

Brunhilde Pomsel, the private secretary of Nazi propaganda minister Josef Goebbels during the last three years of WWII, has died at the age of 106.

So if you see the White House draped in black bunting and Steve Bannon and his coterie of neo-Nazis wearing black armbands, you'll understand why.