Associated Press says U.S. government seized journalists' phone records. Of course this happened. Probably trying to find out who all WH leakers are so they can start prosecuting them and have a whole ward of Bradley Mannings. I am so so glad I did not vote for Obama for president. Holder was his pick for Attorney General. Period. I only hope that some journalists finally understand what this government is willing to do to keep all leaks from happening and start reporting the shit out of what is going on. With a handful of exceptions, DC is a fucking cesspit that needs a Herculean cleaning.
Jenna Bush Hager pushes out a kitten, gives it surprisingly traditional name. Sounds like the baby got her grandmothers' names as her name. I was hoping for a Beyonce Bush, but I sensed I would not get my wish. That said, maybe this one can hook up with whatever Chelsea Clinton eventually squeezes out and they can marry and run for president together! And then the world ends. Enough.
Phone hacking: Rupert Murdoch hit by 600 fresh claims. The Guardian reports: Sources say Scotland Yard detectives believe they can identify as many as 600 new incidents after obtaining the phone records of an insider who is now being lined up as a crown witness. As a result of the new information, the force's Operation Weeting is recalibrating the timetable for concluding its investigation, which had been due to be completed with the conclusion of trials this year. Police now expect their work to continue into 2015.
Between the legal fees and the settlement costs, and in light of Murdoch's spin off of the "news" bit of News Corp. from the entertainment assets, I'm guessing that filthy old piece of shit understands that part of his biz may go boom. Now the question is whether the spin off actually protects the entertainment assets. I'd like to believe those assets can be tapped to make victims whole. We shall see. That said, I guess I should say something nice about the old fucker. Hmmm, oh yes, click the link and look at the photo. His stylist choose a nice shade of lip gloss, no?
Prankster Nearly Sneaks Into Meeting of Cardinals. Thing is, the imposter sounds like a bit of a nut--he wasn't even a really good comedian/actiivist/protester--yet he got past the first level before being nabbed. What this guy highlights is how all of this pomp and protocol is all bullshit--high priced bullshit--but just bullshit in the end. And has anyone else noticed that people are openly mocking the church now, which can only signal its eventual demise. Not in my lifetime, sadly, but not long after. Good fucking riddance.
Wal Mart Disaster Deepens: Shelves Empty as Sales Decline. Even if Walmart went boom--and I don't think it will--that would not be enough to punish the filthy greedy fucking Waltons who, with the scumbag Murdochs, seem driven to destroy this country. If things do get bad, no problem for them, as they probably have money squirreled everywhere and they won't lose a cent. Probably will abandon a bunch of stores and make the communities they destroyed clean up the mess. I recognized years ago that Walmart's emphasis on low prices over anything else was a race to the bottom. Well now the bottom is almost here. I hopw that some communities, post-Walmart, recognize that they need to encourage and nurture smaller, locally owned businesses to provide goods and services to residents. Now is the time, when borrowing is cheap, to start cleaning up those empty storefronts and prepare for what could be a healthy, thriving community. Good riddance to the parasites.
Afghan suicide bomber kills anti-terror chief. I recall seeing the same headline a few months back. Apparently the Afghan anti-terror chief du jour is the twin of Al Qaeda's number two. You know, the guy who gets killed by the U.S. military every four months or so.
And why are we there again? I recall hearing about a pipeline that was supposed to go from Whereverthefuckistan through Lawlessratholeistan and deliver some fossil fuel to an awaiting tanker, but surely our media would tell us whether "Operation Destroy the Earth so a Handful of Fuckers Can Own Everything for Five Minutes" was on track. Let me check Yahoo's! front page. Hmmm, Italian tourist arrested for forgetting wallet at NYC steakhouse, ideal time to book flights, Lindsay Lohan says "no" to Dancing With the Stars....
Monster in the white house wants you to live like a pauper in your old age. And why not? He'll never have to rely on social security, and neither will his kids. Oh, and according to the comments, that old multi-millionairess Nancy Pelosi is cool with it. And why not, she'll never have to rely on social security, etc. You know what? Next time I may not even vote. Someone tell me why I should bother. No, really.