Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mount Adams! Hyde Park! Oakley! It's a great place to fart, I mean start!

Monday's Scholaring with the Road Ruiner yielded 21 brand bippus bustin' new photos and videos for you to peep, weep, and oggle-beep. So point your pooper here...

http://www.bunkerblast.info/roadpics/cinneb17.html

Sunday, June 18, 2017

More celeb look-alikes and bunker blasts, because why the hell not?

I've just been informed of a whole series of celebrity look-alikes at Kroger - and a bunker blast too!

According to legend, a jaunt to Krogie-Wogie yielded a Charlton Heston look-alike and an Erik Estrada look-alike. A previous visit produced a Jeb Bush look-alike.

I've also been told that an LAP bunkeroo was detected at a swimming pool. A group of young adults were lounging around and drinking beer, and when this air biscuit was released, cries of accusation sprang up, but no suspects could be indicted for this crime against humanity.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Puerto Rico votes to become 51st state

This is happening - but only if Congress approves it.

In a referendum yesterday, voters in Puerto Rico voted 97% to 3% to become the 51st state. What does this mean? It was a nonbinding vote, and Congress will still have the final say. Even if Congress approves statehood, the process may take a few years. There actually isn't much chance that the current Congress will approve it.

One can hope that if statehood comes, it brings Puerto Rico's public policies in line with the Constitution. Then again, we don't require California to clean up Pete Wilson's many messes. I'm also under no illusions that Congress would make the Tea Party's laughable proposed state of North Colorado follow the Constitution.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Another weird dream

Last night, I had a dream that Wendy's founder Dave Thomas came back to life.

Friday, June 9, 2017

A person ruined a Jennifer Hudson CD

Today, I found a smashed Jennifer Hudson CD on the sidewalk. Shattered in many shards it was.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Study ranks Kentucky dead last for economic environment

Don't be fooled by the Richmond Register headline that says Kentucky is only 3rd-worst for jobs. The article reveals that a new study by WalletHub says the Bluegrass State now ranks dead last of all 50 states for economic development.

Kentucky's new #50 ranking is fueled by the state now having the highest tax burden for people of low or middle income levels. This is because of liar Matt Bevin's serial mismanagement and suppression of workers.

Gee, thanks a billion, Matt.

(Source: http://www.richmondregister.com/news/study-kentucky-is-s-rd-worst-state-for-jobs/article_9605bcf4-47dc-11e7-8f5c-3b6b8c86caee.html)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Climate Alliance just added gobs of new territory

Yesterday, the United States Climate Alliance was joined by Delaware, Minnesota, and Virginia - and the territory of Puerto Rico.

Plus, foreign countries plan to negotiate climate matters with the states - so they don't have to deal with the Trump thugocracy.

Thirteen states and territories - and growing. Where's Kentucky? Pooing?

Sunday, June 4, 2017

European alt-right turns to piracy

Europe's alt-right is now raising money to target boats that rescue refugees in the Mediterranean Sea.

As aid groups in the Mediterranean have saved some 6,000 refugees so far this year, right-wing extremists are financing boats to hunt them down. They've already disrupted a rescue mission as part of what was described as a trial run.

Isn't this piracy? Aren't there very strict laws against bankrolling thuggery like this? Who in the American alt-right is also financing this effort?

Meanwhile, the European alt-right has hosted pro-Trump events in Europe.

(Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/03/far-right-raises-50000-target-refugee-rescue-boats-med)

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Another day of growth for Climate Alliance

What if I told you Hawaii and Oregon just joined the United States Climate Alliance, bringing the total number of states in this federation to 9?

This Climate Alliance stuff is really amazing!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Climate Alliance expands to 7 states

Wake up, Kentucky!

Wake up, Ohio!

Wake up, Indiana!

The United States Climate Alliance that defies the Trump regime's climate fascism is only 2 days old, but it's already expanded to 7 states. In addition to the founding members - California, New York, and Washington - the federation has now added 4 more states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

It's gonna be humiliating if Kentucky turns out to be the last state to join, because of Matt Bevin's obstructionism.

Far Right already blowing smoke about Climate Alliance

There's no temper tantrum like an alt-right temper tantrum.

After 3 states formed a federation called the United States Climate Alliance to jointly combat climate change by refusing to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the right-wing intelligentsia vows retribution against the alliance.

They claim that the federal government preempts these states' actions. No. It does not. It's kind of interesting that the Far Right claims to champion states' rights, but then they say states' rights doesn't protect more liberal states. What about the time Wisconsin pulled out of federal welfare programs? They defended that in the name of states' rights, even though it harmed the public, and there was no legal basis for the state to regulate a federal program like this.

The Far Right also claims the Climate Alliance is an unconstitutional compact between states. Wrong again! The government consented to this federation when it first approved the Paris Agreement. We're on solid legal ground here because it was illegal for Trump to pull out of the accord. So bust goes that bubble.

All this at a time when a majority of the public in every single one of the 50 states supports remaining in the Paris Agreement.

Climate Alliance rains on Trump's parade

With the fascist Trump regime illegally pulling the United States out of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, 3 states are asserting their autonomy by sticking to the agreement.

It's called the United States Climate Alliance - a federation of 3 states: California, New York, and Washington. These states provide more than their share of America's positive economic activity - often being forced to finance the burgeoning mismanagement in more rural states - yet actually produce less than their share of harmful carbon dioxide emissions. The alliance is staying in the Paris Agreement and has announced its intent to continue to reduce emissions.

Kentucky needs to join this federation lickety-split.

The United States Climate Alliance. You'll like it.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Trump has 12% approval rating in Michigan

"Butbutbutbut Trump is working-class, don't ya know!"

A new EPIC-MRA poll gives Donald Trump only a 12% job approval rating in Michigan - a state he ostensibly won. And that's with a likely voter screen, which generally favors Republicans.

No wonder Trump's followers have gotten so shrill lately. They're like the dinosaur in the movies whose head has been cut off but still flails around and breaks everything.

(Source: http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/05/31/poll-michigans-view-trump-countrys-direction-faltering/355614001)

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tim mortgages 'Sesame Street' pennant

Why would I have a 'Sesame Street' pennant? Because it bips. And how would I mortgage it? By...bipping!

When I say I mortgaged this pennant, that doesn't mean I went through a bank. It means I placed it perpendicular to the wall to avoid seeing it - much as how you'd mortgage houses in the board game Easy Money.

The full lowdown is in this uproarious new video...

Tea Party proves they're not mature enough to have float in parade

The alt-right has been throwing a skizzum on Facebook nonstop since yesterday afternoon because I exposed their boorish behavior at the Memorial Day parade.

Now they've proven they don't know the difference between a float and the spectators. I admit to turning my back on the Tea Party float and placing my middle finger behind my back - I never denied it - but when you have a float in a parade, you're not supposed to heckle the crowd in return, which is exactly what the Tea Party did.

One of the apologists for the Tea Party's heckling is saying they were "told" by people who were there that I started it by flipping the Tea Party the bird. A couple things: The Tea Party doesn't get to finish it, because a float is held to a different standard than spectators. Plus, who were these people who "told" them? Were there moles in the crowd? The crowd wasn't that big. I think this person is just blowing smoke.

Also, I checked the rules for floats in this parade, and it says political floats may only carry the name of a candidate or public official - not the name of their organization. So the Tea Party broke that rule.

Ooh! Threats!

A real grownup person is now issuing threats after I posted about yesterday's incidents at the parade...

"You need to watch what you say before harassment become a big issue for you."

Ooh! I'm scared!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Tea Party gets the bird

This has got to be the only place remaining in America where the Tea Party still has a float in parades.

The BTPers still have their idiotic float in the Bellevue/Dayton Memorial Day Parade each year - even though getting into the Tea Party today would be like getting into the Atari 2600 in 1992. (For what it's worth, Hillary Clinton won Bellevue with 53%. I haven't computed Dayton though.) The Tea Party has no respect for the real meaning of Memorial Day. They support Donald Trump despite his scamming of war vets and his remarks on John McCain's military service. But today was the first time I've ever been to a parade where a float actually heckled the crowd.

As Team Tyranny's float tooled down Fairfield Avenue, I turned my back on their float and extended my middle finger against my back where the BTPers could see it (and nobody else could).

This caused the BTPers to angrily heckle the crowd with their right-wing political slogans.

The community needs to take a stand against hate groups like the Tea Party. And make no mistake, it is a hate group. The Southern Poverty Law Center even classed Tea Party Nation as a hate group.

Despite the Tea Party's attempt to spoil the event, a person was in such a festive mood that they bubbled.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Baste of Cincinnati goes Krogering

...or Kroger goes basting!

Today I went to Taste of Cincinnati - or Baste of Cincinnati, as I call it - and it's still about as boring as it was in 1983. Of course, the past couple years, a gang of Fred Phelps-style loudmouths has blocked access to many of the food stands and scared people away from the event, but other than that, there's not much happening.

But there was a minor plopping - not unlike at Ploptoberfest. I noticed someone had placed a plastic Kroger bag in the toilet in one of the portable restrooms. It looks like whoever did it made a special effort to make sure the Kroger logo was seen prominently smiling its ass off as it rested in the toilet bowl. Baste of Cincinnati also proves officials lied when they said they couldn't have Ploptoberfest on 5th Street anymore because of the streetcar, since Baste was still on 5th.

The only celebrity look-alike I saw was Sean Penn (as he appeared in one of his roles where he had long hair).

I'm not going to Taste of Cincinnati tomorrow, since it looks like a rainout.

Jim Bunning dead at 85

Jim Bunning - Hall of Fame pitcher who became a local Republican congressman and senator - has died at the age of 85:

http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article153045079.html

Friday, May 26, 2017

Unions sue over Kentucky right-to-scab law

It's happening. In Kentucky.

The Bluegrass State's recently passed but reviled "right-to-work" law is already the target of a lawsuit by labor unions because it violates the Kentucky Constitution. The suit by the AFL-CIO and the Teamsters names Matt Bevin and one of the nobodies in the Forehead's scandal-tarred administration.

The Far Right credits the right-to-scab law with the opening of a new aluminum factory, but why do they think this justifies denying workers' rights? We call them rights because they can't be arbitrarily forfeited - regardless of perceived benefits of giving up these rights. No right is absolute, but the right of workers to enter into a union security agreement is very basic. The more important point is that the "right-to-work" law has already cost more Kentucky jobs than the number of new jobs at this plant, and it's not even close: The new unemployment numbers are jaw-droppingly bad.

(Source: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/kentucky/articles/2017-05-25/lawsuit-asks-judge-to-block-kentuckys-right-to-work-law)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Newport to destroy historic buildings to build luxury lofts

Another day, another rubber stamp for developers and the 1%.

Three historic buildings on a Newport corner are likely to face the wrecking ball - to be replaced by a project featuring 8 luxury lofts.

The lofts will be approved even though the design of the new lofts has faced widespread criticism for the building's bleak appearance. But it's unknown whether anyone currently lives in the old buildings - or if the city is doing anything to help them, which they never do.

(Source: http://www.rcnky.com/articles/2017/05/24/luxury-lofts-coming-downtown-newport)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A person bubbled at the post office

Today, a woman in a car that pulled up to the mailbox in front of the post office bubbled a big green bubble.

Later, at Big Lots, a man buyed 3 big boxes of Bazooka.

Trump leaks bomber's name, angers British officials

After the deadly bombing in Manchester, England, the Trump regime promptly leaked the attacker's name to the American media (which blabbed it right out).

British officials are furious. This leak went against the stated wishes of British police, who were still gathering evidence and hunting down suspects. The leak jeopardized the entire investigation.

The Trump regime's incompetence - and malevolence - is breathtaking. All the Presidents in the first 43 years of my life put together haven't had as many scandals as Trump has had in just his first 4 months.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Have no fear, the June ish is here!

The June ish of The Last Word is now pub, and I have to admit, we can't top the previous few editions. Those were epic.

But you'll love our latest offering anyway! In the latest issue, we discuss...

• Details of my police encounter in Park Hills.

• My attempts to break my leg so I could miss church.

• The electrifying 1970s TV show 'Juvenile Court'.

• The destruction of a Runts dispenser.

• Donald Trump's inability to blow a bubble with bubble gum.

• Chewing bubble gum in church.

• An Illinois town's attempt to land a new prison by making an idiotic rap video.

• People's faces getting farted in.

• And more! It's not sold in any store!

So waste Scribd's bandwidth by pointing your pooper here...

https://www.scribd.com/document/349236000/The-Last-Word-6-2017

If that doesn't work, waste my bandwidth by pointing it here...

http://bunkerblast.info/lastword/lw1706.pdf

Trump budget so bad it probably won't pass

The Trump regime went out of its way to propose the most malevolent federal budget it possibly could - and it's so extreme it probably can't even pass.

Among other vital programs, Trump proposes slashing SSDI - the popular Social Security Disability Insurance program that provides benefits to disabled workers. Uh, SSDI is an earned benefit. It's not welfare. Everybody who receives SSDI benefits paid into it while working.

The Hill - which has done nothing but praise Trump lately - falsely said that this budget wouldn't touch Social Security. That's untrue because SSDI is a major part of Social Security that's been around since President Eisenhower established SSDI in 1956.

If the budget does pass, people will die from it. That's certain. It's not like any firms out there are hiring anyone - disabled or not. Working in fast food is not an option for a 50-year-old with a double hip replacement. People didn't go to college just to have Donald Trump steal their money and force them to work in fast food after they become ill or get hurt on the job.

The Senate is only 52 to 48 Republican (if you count the 2 independents as part of the Democratic caucus), so it's hard to see how the GOP can find enough senators who aren't worried about voters' reaction to having their Social Security taken away. But it's hard to say for sure, with the increasing arrogance in the Republican Party.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Venezuelan Tea Party sets man on fire

The United States isn't the only place where right-wing mobs attack dissenters. It's happening in Venezuela too.

Much as the CIA helped fund the Tea Party, the CIA is also bankrolling a far-right movement to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. Yesterday, this mob burned a 21-year-old man alive because he declared that he supported the progressive agenda of the late President Hugo Chávez.

Maduro said, "A person was set on fire, beaten up, stabbed. ... They nearly lynched him, just because he shouted out that he was a Chavista." The man was doused in gasoline and set ablaze. Maduro rightly called the assailants "fascist." A video showed another person being beaten up by right-wing demonstrators, and photos showed the mob throwing Molotov cocktails.

They've even launched attacks outside Venezuela. The daughter of a Venezuelan mayor was attacked in Australia by 2 assailants who screamed, "Thanks to your father, people are dying in Venezuela." A similar incident occurred in Florida, where a man was chased out of a bakery.

The Far Right has one thing in common anywhere in the world: their propensity for violence.

(Source: http://www.newsweek.com/venezuelas-maduro-attacks-fascist-protesters-setting-man-fire-613063)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Facts about poverty that will enrage the Far Right

I just thought of a few facts about poverty in America that will send the Far Right into a screeching tantrum...

Today, somewhere in America, a poor person smiled, because they were happy.

A poor person listened to music, which entertained them, and made them happy.

A poor person had a snack, which tasted good, and made them happy.

A poor person saw their children, parents, or other relatives, which made them happy.

A poor person bicycled up the street and back, which gave them fresh air, and made them happy.

A poor person saw a beautiful painting, which made them happy.

A poor person spent the day with their relationship partner, which made them happy.

A poor person said something funny, which made them laugh, and made them happy.

A poor person took care of a pet, which made them happy.

A poor person attended religious services today - or on any day in the past week that their faith holds services - and maybe, just maybe, there's a chance it made them happy. (Not my thing, but to each their own.)

Some of us are happy even in poverty. The Far Right just cannot stand us being happy. It seeps right through everything the classist Right has said and done in recent years. Every public meltdown, every government policy, everything. It shows even in the Trump budget. They don't like it that we manage to hold on to a swatch of dignity - no matter how hard they try to take it away.

They have tried so hard to deprive me and millions of others of joy and freedom - often hiding their intent in a flurry of high-sounding phrases. Considering how hard they've tried, and all the help they've gotten from The Media, the Far Right's failure rate couldn't possibly be any worse.

Money can't always buy happiness. And to paraphrase "Weird Al" Yankovic, we don't always have to rent it. Who is really more miserable in life? In recent months, I've had some of the most amazing experiences, but how much of a wreck must the 1% be to derive satisfaction from bringing everyone else down?

Think about all this for a moment.

They can kill every public program they can think of, but they won't succeed in their goal of killing all of us.

A person bubbled at Kroger

Today I went Krogering, and while I was in the store, a young woman was in such a Krogery mood that she bubbled.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Second ridiculous dream this week

Last night, I had another funny dream.

The dream included a combination toilet/record player. It was a toilet, but it had a record player inside the bowl, and the turntable was below the water level. Someone used it to play 45's of lost '80s hits.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Most ridiculous dream ever

Last night I had what may well be the most ridiculous dream I've ever had. Back when I was about 10, I had a dream in which Ronald Reagan was seen in a motel hallway with smoke coming out of his pants, and another in which I watched a cartoon in which Wonder Woman threw a tantrum because her Lasso of Truth broke, but this one is even more preposterous.

In this strange dream last night, I watched a TV show in which Chuck Mangione blew a bubble with bubble gum through his flugelhorn. I swear I am not making this up.