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The Year Of The Rooster

The Chinese will ring in the Year of the Rooster on January 28, 2017,  while in America, many are convinced the Year of the Jackass begins on January 20th.

Rooster Years are a blend of righteousness and justice, bombast and logistical efficiency. Public and private administration jobs, military careers or police jobs are highly favored. – karmaweather.com


The bombast will be quite pronounced. There is a hint of efficiency, but time will tell. Military careers? We hope not. We are ass-deep in things military. Righteousness and justice are what we really need, and not the Mike-Pence-justice of back-alley abortions and conversion therapy. The kind of justice where a kid who was born here gets a chance to contribute to the USA, regardless of where the parents were born.


Economic justice would be nice. Trickle-down justice will not. Nor will magic ponies that shit high-paying jobs that will never come back to this country because they are not high-paying any more. Honest truths from our leaders is just a whimsy at this point. When the masses want to dream, they find little reason to wake them. Let them sleep.

Fire melting Metal, the resulting electric and hot atmosphere will be a source of tension to account for. We should therefore expect an intensification of virile (and sterile) demonstrations on the part of leaders of countries or big corporations. Migration caused by wars and climate changes all contribute to degrade an already heavy if not unstable political climate.

Manly Men

The virile and sterile demonstrations have been on-going for the entirety of the campaign season in the US. Our new cabinet fairly reeks of testosterone, and that ain’t good. There are many who believe that Barack Obama’s measured responses were a sign of weakness. Expect no dilly-dallying from this crowd. We have returned to cowboy administration. Reagan-esque responses. Shoot first. Stand your ground. Take no prisoners.

They Keep Coming

If you are a migrant, escaping a brutal war in your home country, you are basically screwed. You have not been painted as doctors and engineers looking for a better life for your families. You are a diseased mind looking for a way to kill westerners. The rooster struts. He does not commiserate. Walls will be built against your passage.

This is the year of  strong men. The year of wise men is officially over. The rooster crows.

The Weiner Split

When my son was one year old, I took him to an adult party and let him wander around. The party was in second story house with many porches, and we had just embarked on getting him to pee sans diaper. He took to that fairly well, and proceeded to do it without reservation any time the urge came on.

While I was gabbing, he wandered off in the direction of one such porch, and proceeded to relieve himself by peeing off the porch. Not a soul noticed him, and by the time I did, I noticed that he was looking at that long stream of pee cascading down to the bushes below. He had the biggest smile on his face.

All boys love their winky. Most learn quite quickly that showing it in public is frowned upon. Some don’t. Anthony Weiner is one of those boys, all grown up. It may sound funny, absurd, or worse. It is worse. Anthony Weiner has a serious problem, one that has dragged him to new lows with every revelation. And he does not seem to be able to stop. That is typical.

Paraphilia is a wide range mental health disorders, from pedophilia to your basic cross-dresser. It includes boys who like to show people their winky. Weiner may be a source of ridicule for the tabloids, and fodder for the late-night comedians. He is, in reality, a man whose sexual urges have ruined him.

Roughly one-third of all men arrested for sexual offenses in the US are exhibitionists, and anywhere from 20 percent to half of all those caught will re-offend and get arrested again at a later date.


How Muslim-American Women Are Proving Donald Trump Wrong — Fortune

Muslim women want Donald Trump to hear them. On Monday, the hashtag #CanYouHearUsNow went viral on Twitter in response to the Republican nominee’s insinuation that Muslim women are not “allowed” to speak. Trump made a series of belittling remarks on Sunday to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos about Khizr and Ghazala Khan, Muslim-American parents of a…

via How Muslim-American Women Are Proving Donald Trump Wrong — Fortune

Why don’t politicians just write their own campaign songs? — Quartz

Political change has a long history of being driven, at least in part, by music. Songs and lyrics possess a unique power to rally masses, to spark passion. To socially transform. But a John Lennon or Bob Dylan, Donald Trump is not. In his year-long bid for the White House, the Republican presidential candidate has…

via Why don’t politicians just write their own campaign songs? — Quartz

Man Shot to Death While Playing Pokémon Go — TIME

(SAN FRANCISCO) — A 20-year-old man was shot to death while playing “Pokemon Go” at a tourist attraction along San Francisco’s waterfront, authorities and a family friend said on Sunday. Calvin Riley was shot Saturday night by an unknown assailant at Aquatic Park near Ghiradelli Square, the U.S. Park Police said. A family friend told…

via Man Shot to Death While Playing Pokémon Go — TIME

Selena Gomez Pays Tribute to Her Friend Christina Grimmie After Shooting — TIME

Selena Gomez paid tribute to her longtime friend Christina Grimmie Saturday night at the Miami stop of her Revival World Tour. “When she was 14, we met her and my parents and I signed her,” said Gomez, her voice breaking. “One thing about Christina and her family is that she holds her faith so closely…

via Selena Gomez Pays Tribute to Her Friend Christina Grimmie After Shooting — TIME

Proof that creeps feed on each other

Brad Thor is a pulp fiction writer of the lowest sort, not to be undone by Glenn Beck, sordid little radio has-been from the glory days of hate radio. Seems that Brad said a stupid thing about Donald Trump, and Glenn agreed with him.

The comment was that some brave patriot may need to step up and do the right thing, which may be construed by some neo-fruitcake to mean that the tree of liberty would once again need to be nourished by the blood of patriots and tyrants.

So, Glenn is off SiriusXM for who knows how long. Good riddance. Having guests like Brad should be reserved for men who hang out in public restrooms.

The kind of scum that listens to this garbage might take take this to be a solemn duty. Most of us consider it the lowest form of treason, which it is.

Traitors wrap themselves in flags and suggest all manner of sordid acts to their ignorant folllowers. It is free speech at its worst. SiriusXM would do well to stick to music.

Jane Goodall: Slain Zoo Gorilla Was ‘Putting an Arm Round the Child’ — TIME

Jane Goodall, one of the world’s most renowned primatologists, penned an email on Tuesday to the director of the Cincinnati Zoo, saying she thought the slain gorilla may have been protecting the boy who fell into the animal’s exhibit. The scientist and animal rights activist extended her sympathies to the zoo’s director, Thane Maynard, amid…

via Jane Goodall: Slain Zoo Gorilla Was ‘Putting an Arm Round the Child’ — TIME

Donald Trump Says Some Teachers Should Have Guns in Classrooms — TIME

In Donald-World, we all strap up to go to schools, and stores, and to the movies. What nonsense. Instead of being safer, we live under the gun from morning to night. And the kids who find guns and accidentally shoot themselves, and others? Collateral damage in Donald-World. There will be losses.

When do the kids walking home get to wear a side-arm? When do we reach the age of gun-bearing? Is this the world we want to leave our kids?

Donald Trump on Sunday said some teachers in the U.S. should be armed with guns inside their classrooms. The presumptive Republican nominee, who was recently endorsed by the National Rifle Association of America, made the comments during a Fox & Friends interview in which he was asked to respond to Hillary Clinton’s remarks about his…

via Donald Trump Says Some Teachers Should Have Guns in Classrooms — TIME