Thursday, June 17, 2021

Time to abolish Department of Homeland Security

Has the Department of Homeland Security ever accomplished a single positive thing?

I used to like certain public figures and ideas, but occasionally I'll grow more brain cells, and I find that I can't believe I ever honored their idiocy. You live, you learn. More often, however, once-respected figures will sell out to appease wealthy donors. But in the 20 years since the Department of Homeland Stupidity was created, I've been consistent in my view that this department should be abolished.

This department was founded as George W. Bush's personal plaything. (The Democrats would like that, since they're always praising Bush these days.) The Transportation Security Administration is part of the DHS, and anyone who has traveled on a U.S. commercial airliner even once in the past 20 years knows firsthand what a disaster the TSA is.

Rather than international terrorism carried out using earlier methods, America faces a bigger threat from domestic terrorism. International terrorism is more likely to be modern cyberterrorism like the Chinese Communist Party's ransomware attacks. And, while more traditional right-wing domestic terrorists are still at large, domestic terrorism is sure to soon encompass those who try to enforce lockdown culture as COVID martial law lifts. Government resources should be focused first and foremost on the greatest threats.

In fact, the Justice Department recently began a probe of white supremacists within the DHS. How can the DHS be trusted to fight terrorism when it's full of violent racists?

About the only time I ever hear about the DHS is when it bullies local governments into closing paths and bridges - which hurts nearby residents.

And what the hell does the TSA do besides manhandle air travelers? I can't think of anything useful it does. Much of what the TSA does has absolutely nothing to do with terrorism in any form. As a society, we should reject the sort of toxicity that the TSA fosters.

Free societies are supposed to honor certain principles. The TSA and the broader DHS violate these values. They violate free movement, free assembly, bodily autonomy, and local control.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Facebook just acted stupid

Hahaha, Facepoo has informed me that they just deleted a post I made about police brutality way back in 2013 because it was "spam."

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

ViacomCBS funds effort against Newsom recall

This is yet another reason why we need to reverse the Citizens United ruling and forbid corporations from funding political campaigns.

The pandemic has proven what an incompetent clown California Gov. Gavin Newsom is. Even many of his former supporters won't back him now. But the campaign against his recall has received $40,000 from Paramount Pictures. A Paramount spokesperson said the contribution actually came from Paramount's parent company, ViacomCBS.

A media company that has a major news operation is donating to a political campaign? That's a red flag right there.

For CBS being so Republican for such a long time before the pandemic, they manage to pick the very worst Democrats to support.

The company also gave $5,000 to the California Democratic Party - which as far as I'm concerned is equivalent to the Republicans. The Democrats are controlled opposition.

Though Newsom whines that the effort against him is a "Republican recall", let me tell you something: It isn't. I support it too.

Bert said the F-word ('Sesame Street' Wednesday)

This ranks right up there with the time Mister Rogers extended his middle finger!

You may remember this 'Sesame Street' segment, which is one of many where Ernie wakes up Bert over something stupid...

In that skit, Ernie wakes up in the middle of the night, whips out his typewriter, places it on Bert's bed, and writes a poem.

But listen closely at 10 seconds into the clip. In fact, you really don't need to listen that closely, because it's unmistakable. Bert declares, "Fuck!"

I remember in one of the segments where Bert and Ernie go to a movie theater, Bert gets in a big argument with other patrons at the end. The F-word seemed to be tossed around there too, but it wasn't quite as obvious.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Yet another utility rate hike looms

Watch your wallet!

Duke Energy is choosing this era of lockdown-induced recession to ask for yet another rate increase for its northern Kentucky customers. This one would apply to natural gas and hike rates by 12.7%.

I'm sure it'll be approved, because.

If the lockdown cult gave a damn about anyone's life, they'd fight against this. Instead they sit around in just their underpants all day.

Monday, May 31, 2021

It didn't rain on our parade, but it bubbled

The annual Bellevue-Dayton Memorial Day Parade took place this morning. Last year's parade was canceled for some reason, but it's back!

While I was at the parade, I saw a grown man wearing an Elmo t-shirt. Also, I saw 2 people who were in such a festive mood that they bubbled.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Have no fear, the June ish is here!

June wouldn't be June if it wasn't ushered in by the June issue of The Last Word, your road atlas to fun and freedom!

This ish talks about new details of a person wearing a bubble gum t-shirt, recent fights at Kings Island, people spitting out gum and spilling 7 Up all over libraries, 'Mork & Mindy' trading cards, and more!

If you will (or if you won't), point your pooper here...

If that doesn't work, bip on over here...

Thursday, May 13, 2021

A person wore a bubble gum t-shirt

Last night, I went to Party on the Purple, a series of concerts, and it was packed! The guy in the band wore a Bazooka bubble gum t-shirt!

Needless to say, that was pretty damn funny!

Also, when I was on the way over there, some woman jogging up the street bubbled.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Court Street! Clifton Avenue! UC! Game day bucket go boom!

Like many coolsters, I went Roads Scholaring about Cincinnati again back in February, and this minor outing yielded 11 photos.

Just peep 'em...

Austin passes right-wing referendumb to criminalize homelessness

Yet another evil policy from the same crowd that gave us the lockdowns!

In Austin, Texas, voters have just approved a right-wing referendumb called Proposition B - which reinstates policies to criminalize some activities of the homeless. Proposition B would make it illegal for the homeless to camp anywhere that isn't specifically designated by the Parks & Recreation Department, to sit on a sidewalk, or to sleep outdoors in much of the city - bringing back rules that were lifted in 2019.

The measure was put on the ballot by a well-funded right-wing PAC called Save Austin Now. Just recently, city council partially reinstated the camping ban - before Proposition B even passed. Meanwhile, Texas lawmakers are considering a statewide camping ban.

There's no guarantee that bundles of partially burned ballots won't show up in hotel rooms, given the tendency of foreign dictatorships to interfere with American elections. But as for now, the result sadly stands.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Media almost uses magic word properly

You were so close, media. So close.

This may be like Last Word material in that it explores the word ruin, but it dives into a much more serious matter that's more suitable for this blog.

A New Jersey paper recently ran this headline: "'Students feel disconnected' and it's not senioritis. COVID ruined Class of 2021's big year." Nope, it wasn't COVID that ruined it. It was schools being run by a bunch of jackbooted ghouls that ruined it. A different posting of this same article is headlined: "Graduating Class of 2021 has senior year ruined by COVID." Again, it was the incompetent response by school and government authorities - not COVID - that ruined it.

The article itself uses the magic word accurately by simply not specifying what spoiled the year: "Fond memories of high school senior year have been ruined" to be replaced by ''virtual" schooling and canceled events.

The more important point is that there is a special place in hell for government and school officials who destroyed these students' senior year. There was simply no defensible reason for it to be ruined. An entire year. Gone. They can't get that back. School and government authorities have no humanity whatsoever. They show a complete lack of consideration for others.

Now that the pandemic is over in the U.S., we need to move into the punishment phase. Our rulers are guilty of crimes against humanity and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent. These people are evil.

Nighttime is the right time for Scholaring!

This past November, I famously went Roads Scholaring in Cincinnati and was out until almost midnight!

That Scholaring yielded only 4 photos, but you can peep them with all your might...

Have no fear, the May ish is here!

May wouldn't be May without the May issue of The Last Word!

This ish talks about right-wing censorship of antiracist books, the exciting comeback of small concerts, college students burning couches, cicadas' threat to bubble gum blowing, rolls getting dropped on the floor at a restaurant, an 8th grade classmate spitting potato chips on the floor, and more!

So point your pooper here...

If that doesn't work, loom on over here...

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

2 nights at Babcock and the world's your oyster...

For the past few days, I was on a trip to New River Gorge National Park in West Virginia and camped out a couple nights at Babcock State Park. It's obligatory that I post here that LAP bunker blasts were repeatedly overheard at the campsite on both nights.

Friday, April 23, 2021

NKU in a bottle of poo

My jaunt to the University of Cincinnati last October wasn't my only Roads Scholaring at a local college campus that month. I also pibbed over to Northern Kentucky Unversity, and that outing yielded another 11 Scholaring photos.

Peep 'em now before they peep you...

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Bush whines about modern GOP

Why does anyone give a shit what the worst so-called President in the country's history thinks?

This morning, NBC's Today took a break from shaming people for crooked teeth by conducting a rare interview with the despicable George W. Bush. I guess that's fitting because today is Hitler's birthday.

Bush complained that today's Republican Party is "isolationist, protectionist, and to a certain extent nativist." Back in 2000, Bush received an endorsement from an Alabama-based Ku Klux Klan chapter, so he has no business accusing anyone else of being nativist.

And if the GOP is protectionist and isolationist, isn't that an improvement over supporting unfair trade policies and pointless wars like Bush did?

Trump was bad, but even he wasn't the GOP's nadir. Bush and the Tea Party were. Yet Today and other media sources are implying Bush was some sort of moderating force. This is the man who gave us the Patriot Act, the Iraq War, Real ID, a recession, climate crisis denial, corporate mergers, mass incarceration, and terrorism, and he's being painted as a "get things done" moderate.

I'm just waiting for someone in the "Greater Cincinnati Politics" group on Facebook to say I'm not a good Democrat because I dared to speak ill of poor Bush.

Monday, April 19, 2021

April bubblings bring more May bubblings

Today at Kroger, some woman bubbled repeatedly. The bubs were blue, as opposed to the green that's become the big craze lately.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Roads Scholaring gets the ol' college try!

Last October, I went Roads Scholaring at some of Cincinnati's college campuses. This event was as roadly as other recent Scholarings, and it yielded 16 photos.

Peep 'em now before they peep you...

Saturday, April 17, 2021

I had a dream someone shit on the floor at school

I just had possibly the strangest dream ever! This is weirder than any dream that included Ronald Reagan or the one where John Madden hosted a celebrity daredevils TV special where famous people kept falling to their deaths and he said, "Boom!"

In the latest dream, I was back in high school, and I was sent to live in Brazil. My teacher there was one of my old middle school classmates (now an adult), and she had written an entire encyclopedia and was negotiating a treaty on Brazilian fishing rights in U.S. waters. Everybody at this school spoke English. I was kicked out of this class for laughing uncontrollably. The teacher in my new class invited me to appear in a school musical.

Then we were in line in the cafeteria. There was a piece of shit on the floor. It wasn't a huge log, but it was slightly bigger than just a pebble poop. A classmate picked it up off the ground before he discovered what it was and threw it aside. Then he walked up to the teacher and said, "There's a piece of shit on the floor."

When I woke up, I was singing those words to a catchy little tune! "There's a piece of shit on the floor...There's a piece of shit on the floor..."

Friday, April 16, 2021

Biden confiscates land to build Trump border wall

I'm sure a few of you out there voted for Joe Biden so he would stop shit like this, but this story proves he's just as miserable as most other recent Presidents.

Back in August, candidate Biden was asked about the Trump regime's idiotic border wall. Biden said that not only would he halt its construction but specifically said his administration was not going to seize land to build it: "End. Stop. Done. Over. Not gonna do it."

But guess what's he's doing now? The Biden regime has seized a Texas family's land to build the wall - drawing outrage from immigration advocates and others. The family had also fought efforts by the George W. Bush thugocracy to take their land, but Trump restarted this fight - and Biden is continuing it. As a result, just days ago, U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez - a Bush appointee - granted the government immediate possession of the land, citing its need for "urgency of possession."

The tyranny continues. What a shock!

Monday, April 12, 2021

People are actually suing schools

Some of the most rotten people I've ever met were people in charge of schools, and they deserve to be not just sued but absolutely humiliated. Sadly, the amount of conspiracy in place to shield schools from accountability is usually a bridge too far.

But our schools aren't completely off the hook.

The school system in Petaluma, California, is facing a federal lawsuit from a former student because of a pattern of harassment that started there in 2019. School officials refused to take action against this harassment. The events forced her to enroll in remote learning - creating an inferior learning experience.

Of course, most schools now are forcing everyone to take remote learning, so hopefully there will be more lawsuits over that.

Schools in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, are being sued after a student who was enrolled in online learning was expelled because a BB gun was visible in the background as he took an online class from his bedroom. The ACLU finally awoke from its slumber by filing a brief supporting this federal suit. After the expulsion was imposed, Louisiana lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill to implement new appeals processes for students punished by schools. The bill was signed into law.

But I think we can all agree there's still way too many barriers to suing schools. Schools need to have their wings clipped too every now and then.

Friday, April 2, 2021

A person bubbled in the Cov

Today. after I got my second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, we stopped at the Kroger on Madison Avenue in Covington. Some woman pulling out of the store in her car bubbled.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Have no fear, the April ish is here!

Put on your bipping glasses, because the April issue of The Last Word is now soaring plumb into your life!

This ish talks about incels' growing support of censoring books, my dog being afraid of Pop Rocks, the comeback of school restroom vandalism and wild parties, and more!

So point your pooper here...

If that doesn't work, pib over here...

Friday, March 26, 2021

Celebrity look-alike season is here!

Something is in the air? Can you feel it?

Why, it's celebrity look-alike season!

I've just been informed of several celebrity look-alikes sighted recently at parks and stores in the region. A man who resembled Bernie Sanders was seen at a park. A woman who looked like Willie Nelson was seen exiting a car. A woman who resembled Justin Bieber was seen at a Kohl's in Ohio.

I've also been informed that a woman was seen bubbling a small green bubble at the same park as above. Green bubs seem to be the thing lately. It's the hottest new trend in bubble gum busting!

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Biden administration fires staffers over past marijuana use

Wow, the Biden administration is marching straight into 1995!

News reports reveal that numerous White House staffers have been dismissed or demoted from their jobs over marijuana use that took place years ago. They were fired even if their marijuana use occurred in one of the handful of states that has legalized it.

We got rid of Trump only to replace him with this unspeakably absurd nonsense? Jimmy Dore observed, "That's like shit you would think the rightest of right-wing assholes would do."

Could somebody remind me again why I was supposed to keep voting for Biden's miserable party any time in the past 25 years?

Friday, March 19, 2021

Bubbling season looms

Today when I was walking down the street, a person bubbled a small green bub.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Gavin Newsom is a liar

California Gov. Gavin Newsom will be forever known for his botched coronavirus response, and now he may face a recall election because of it.

Predictably, Gruesome Newsom is out there lying about the recall's supporters. He claimed those who support recall are anti-vaxxers. That is a lie. I have already received my first dose of the vaccine. If I was an anti-vaxxer, why would I even get the vaccine? Newsom also claimed that we're anti-immigrant - also a lie. He even claimed we're Trump supporters - which is yet another lie, as I never voted for Trump. In fact, I attended numerous rallies against Trump.

Half the people out there supporting the recall are your former supporters, Gavin. Backstabbing has consequences. Plus, approving all those fracking permits and rescinding state workers' union contracts doesn't exactly help Newsom's case.

This story also illustrates how McCarthyism works. Joe McCarthy called opponents communists. The right-wing "law and order" types in my youth called opponents drug addicts and pushers. Today's political elite calls opponents anti-vaxxers. In all 3 cases, the accusers have known it wasn't true but used the accusation to score political points.

Even Justine Bateman - the actress who became a 'Net neutrality activist - signed the recall petition.

Gavin Newsom is a discredited disgrace. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo - who held out longer against COVID-19 alarmism a year ago - isn't far behind. Today, Newsom's most vocal supporters are also Cuomo's most diehard apologists even as Cuomo is facing numerous sexual harassment allegations. A dissenter from the Newsom order pointed out that Newsom's website to fight the recall effort contains messaging that is no different from "the garbage used by Fox News." It truly isn't much different, as the website is steeped in classism, lies, fear, paranoid style, and terrifying imagery. That's all the DLC has. No real ideas. Just finger-pointing trash.

Colorado! Utah! Game day bucket go boom!

Hey bubble gum blowers!

This past October, I goed on a big roadtrip to the Western U.S.! It had Colorado, Utah, Canyonlands National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, lots of small towns, and other nifty poo! The trip urinated 273 photos and videos of the Roads Scholaring variety, and you're gonna make View-Master reels out of 'em and peep 'em all...

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Have no fear, the March ish is here!

March right into March with the latest edition of The Last Word!

This ish talks about people smuggling beer into Polar Plunge, eating in libraries, the Postal Service destroying magazines, pants and hockey cards getting ruined by bubble gum. and more!

So beep your bipper here...

If that doesn't work, go here...

Monday, February 22, 2021

Free trade = bad food

The elitist free trade fetish has not only killed American jobs. It's also flooded our grocery stores with spoiled food, promoted bad farming practices, and exported unhealthy food to children abroad.

Oppressive free trade policies have hampered America's ability to enforce rules promoting a safer food supply. A few years ago, the World Trade Organization decreed that the U.S. had to lift its longstanding rule that required meat imported from other countries to follow U.S. safety standards. China went through the WTO to challenge a U.S. ban on importing chicken from China. After the bird flu pandemic, Congress intervened, but then backtracked because of WTO interference.

After America's power to regulate and inspect food was infringed upon, salmonella increased in the U.S. There was even a hepatitis outbreak caused by tainted strawberries served at school.

Trade policies have also menaced Europe. One change would have undercut American family farms while promoting huge, inhumane factory farms by allowing these factory farms to export to Europe - violating European regulations. Much of the meat from these factory farms is produced with huge amounts of pesticides, chlorine, and growth hormones.

Sometimes, America is its own worst enemy. A few years ago, a Republican bill in Congress would have preempted state animal welfare laws. (It's not as if Democrats are blameless. In fact, they're worse now.) Supporters said they were just trying to protect the "free market." But trade policies have unfairly subjected countries to other countries' whims.

Some would ask why I assailed snack food taxes while not criticizing some food regulations of other countries. For starts, a food tax is usually a regressive tax, and these taxes in particular played favorites by benefiting well-connected companies that make bad products. Plus, other countries' recent laws were designed in part to fend off restrictive COVID-19 measures. There's an entire media movement to toughen COVID-19 rules on individuals - no matter how strict the rules already are. This movement is a malicious effort to destroy the economy of various countries. Many media outlets and politicians have acted in bad faith by toughening stay-at-home orders and lockdown culture. In addition, it appears that under the food rules that were enacted instead of lockdowns, anyone who needs certain food items may still get them. These laws primarily do not target traditional snacks that are locally produced, but processed foods. Processors are seen as too willing to make a buck off the public.

Whatever the weather, however, better food is mostly a product of fairer trade and better education.