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Supertheory of Supereverything

April 14, 2011

My new favorite band with my new favorite song. Makes fun of organized religion, throws in some lyrics about string theory, plus the front man bears more than a passing resemblance to Zappa and seems to have a similar attitude.

And it’s positively terpsichorean!

An even more danceable rendition of the same song here.

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  1. cometman permalink*
    April 14, 2011 12:59 pm

    The results of a Senate investigation regarding the financial chicanery of the last few years has been released and even though all of this was known two and a half years ago, Senators are shocked! to find that the ratfucking bankers had been less than Frank to Doddling legislators in their previous testimonies.

    Who woulda thunk that Goldman was fucking over its clients?!?!?!

    How could anyone have known that Moodys had been giving fraudulent bond ratings without this timely report!!!?!?!?!

    Carl Levin is outraged!!!!

    In a later statement, Levin said that rather than attempting any prosecutions or penalties, Senators would instead begin conducting a new investigation to determine which of their digits their anal sphincters fit most snugly around.

  2. cometman permalink*
    April 14, 2011 1:12 pm

    Couple notes from the “Thanks for at least trying” department –

    A Spanish judge has dropped an investigation of torture by Bush administration officals, citing a separate investigation by the US as the reason. And I’m sure Uncle Sugar will get to the bottom of it, right after finding the real killer of OJ’s wife. Sounds like the judge dropped it due to political pressure rather than any belief that the US would actually investigate.

    Shrimp fisherman and unreasonable woman Diane Wilson makes an appearance at BP’s annual shareholder meeting.

    “I am coming to articulate the anger of thousands of Gulf coast residents whose lives and livelihoods have been destroyed while the BP board continues to prosper,” said Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation fisherwoman from Texas, one of several who bought shares in BP in order to attend the meeting at the ExCeL centre.

    She was ejected from the conference centre lobby, having covered her face with a dark syrup intended to resemble oil. “This is the only thing they understand,” she said.

  3. cometman permalink*
    April 15, 2011 1:31 pm

    A few points of interest for today-

    How the hell do a loosely knit group of Gaddafi opponents suddenly wind up with their own central bank?!?!?! Some interesting theories in the linked article. been hearing tidbits about this for a couple weeks now and it will be interesting to see if this “bank” persists and what businesses it gets into. But it sure sounds like it has the makings of another BCCI, used to launder money from drugs, weapons, etc back in the 80s. If this one turns into BCCI part II, remember that you heard it here first!

    Gov. Schweitzer in Montana engages in some very entertaining political theatre, vetoing a whole slew of troglodyte legislation with a branding iron.

    Pacific salmon may be dying due to a leukemia type virus.

    Humpback whales have their own Top 40 hits.

  4. artemis54 permalink
    April 15, 2011 6:27 pm

    Very glad to head you have joined the miniscule but discriminating Gogol Bordell fanbase!

    In other news, I just became a grand uncle again. Not the first time as I have these older sibs, but very nice nonetheless. Parker Jace is his name at entry into this fucking mess, at something over 8 pounds and seemingly healthy as hell; I’m sure she was ready to drop that load.

    • cometman permalink*
      April 18, 2011 12:34 pm

      And the squidlette has also become a fan. Does a really funny two year old jump up and down and spin around dance every time I put the CD on.

      And congrats on the new family member uncle Mel!

  5. sisdevore permalink
    April 15, 2011 6:29 pm

    Oh, thank you for all this!

    • cometman permalink*
      April 18, 2011 12:35 pm

      You’re welcome Miss D. Always glad to see you stopping by!

  6. cometman permalink*
    April 19, 2011 12:48 pm

    Can’t seem to find the time to post much of anything lately but here are a few notes –

    US Uncut begins their creative protests of ratfucking banks and other tax dodging corporations –

    More about US Uncut here. Go get ’em!

    Bushwa Barry breaks yet another direct campaign promise and begins issuing signing statements for legislation he feels encroaches on his executive power and indicates his intent to defy Congress.

    The Feds say VT Yankee nuke plant can go for another 20 years but the state wants it shut down due because it’s old and unsafe. Refusing to even attempt to learn a damn thing from the ongoing Japanese nuclear disaster, VT Yankee owner (and big Obama supporter) Entergy is now suing the state to keep the plant running. When did these companies get the right to produce nuclear energy if when nobody wants it?

  7. cometman permalink*
    April 20, 2011 1:25 pm

    Bradley Manning will be moved from Quantico to Leavenworth and a DOD spokesperson says it has nothing to do with the numerous complaints over the torturous treatment Manning received there. Read elsewhere that Manning’s lawyer is preparing to sue the living shit out of the government for the treatment Manning received at Quantico. Maybe if he wins, Goldman Sachs can lend Uncle Sugar the money to pay up.

  8. cometman permalink*
    April 20, 2011 1:48 pm

    Can’t regulate or jail a banker but when it comes to what people do in the privacy of their own homes, Big Brother is always watching.

    The government continues to crack down on medical marijuana purveyors who are not big corporate conglomerates and yet at the same time the FDA is getting closer to approving a liquid marijuana extract produced by a big pharmaceutical company for medical use.

    Casinos built by large corporate developers continue to be built all over the country whether voters want them or not, but don’t try gambling in your own home because the Justice Department, unwilling to do a damn thing about Wall Street gambling, has decided to instead bust the online gambling industry and shut down their websites.

    No US citizen shall have any fun whatsoever unless a billionaire suit somewhere can turn a profit from it.

    The bunch of immigrants from my new favorite band seem to have it pegged pretty well –

    No can do this!
    No can do that!
    What da hell can you do, my friend?
    In this place that you call your town

    I guess you can’t expect much from the hometown
    Well I don’t know if you can even call it your own
    When they don’t want you to get near excitement
    And in protest to that you just stay home
    No can do this!
    No can do that!

    And people still try to claim they “hate us for our freedom”. Going to go protest by having an illegal attitude adjustment. Right after I set up a poker game with my friends. Been a month or so now and baby need new shoes!

  9. cometman permalink*
    April 20, 2011 2:28 pm

    Couple good articles on dumbass lawbreaking Teabag governors.

    This one describes some of the “Shock Doctrine” type policies the Michigan gov. is forcing on his constituents – Corporate Coup d’état Coming Soon to a City Near You.

    And a nice one on LePage – Maine’s Loony Tunes Governor. Much in that one has already been mentioned here, but it does say that there’s been some mumbling in the state legislature about instituting a procedure for the recall of governors which Maine currently does not have. And the first mumbler was a Republican. Also enjoyed this very apt description of Susan Collins –

    In recent years Mainers have sent Congress a steady diet of liberal, maybe even progressive, reps and do-nothing, falsely independent Republican senators, one of whom can barely speak and sounds like Lilly Tomlin’s telephone operator on downers.

    Ha!

    Funny but yet we can’t seem to get any sustained protest against these guys and they continue to get their way. Not sure when people are really going to get pissed. Ferxrissakes even the Chinese are striking now.

  10. cometman permalink*
    April 21, 2011 12:41 pm

    Some notes on energy policy-

    Despite numerous claims back in 2002-3 from the US and UK that invading Iraq was NOT about the oil but about (insert rationale of the day here), newly released documents show that of course,it was all about the oil as numerous oil companies had collaborated with government to divide up the spoils well before any illegal wars were launched.

    Good article from The Nation showing how Koch Industries pressured workers into voting their way – Big Brothers: Thought Control at Koch . The authors specifically mention pressure in WA state and all of it is perfectly legal now thanks to the Citizens United decision.

    Washington’s blog has an excellent article well worth reading in full (and checking the numerous links) discussing how we waste far more energy than we actually use – It’s Not Just Alternative Energy Versus Fossil Fuels or Nuclear – Energy Has to Become DECENTRALIZED. Here’s a snippet –

    As CNET noted in 2007:

    Sixty-two percent of the energy consumed in America today is lost through transmission and general inefficiency. In other words, it doesn’t go toward running your car or keeping your lights on.

    Put another way:

    * We waste 650% more energy than all of our nuclear power plants produce

    * We waste 280% more energy than we produce by coal

    * We waste 235% more energy than we produce by natural gas (using deadly fracking)

    * We waste 150% more energy than we generate with other petroleum products

    Not really on board with the mini nuke plants mentioned in the article, but other than that it seems like a no-brainer. Much of what he mentions as a fix could be done today IF there was any political will to do so, which of course there isn’t.

    But maybe if some of those ideas were implemented, we’d stop seeing so many disasters as a result of chasing after ever more depleted energy sources, like this latest fracking disaster

    Officials said thousands of gallons of fluid leaked over farm land and into a creek from a natural gas well in Bradford County.

    ~snip~

    Water gushed from the earth at the Chesapeake well pad for hours Wednesday. It was all hands on deck to put a stop to the leak of fracking fluid that, according to company officials, spilled thousands and thousands of gallons into nearby land and waterways. Company officials stressed no gas leaked.

    It isn’t the gas leaking that’s the biggest problem, dumbass anonymous company official. It’s those thousands of gallons of fluid that will poison the water supply indefinitely. yet some in the area still think the fracking company is there to help –

    Neighbor Ira Haire is one who does not worry over the leak, saying he trusts Chesapeake will make it right. “I will drink my water. I have salt water as it is,” Haire said.

    Now you’ll have salt and poison. Bottoms up!

  11. cometman permalink*
    April 21, 2011 1:00 pm

    Couple more notes –

    Things continue to get uglier in Bahrain (and continue to be largely ignored by US media since Uncle Sugar is sweet on their dictator). Now doctors who have treated wounded protesters are being targeted by the authorities.

    At least 32 doctors, including surgeons, physicians, paediatricians and obstetricians, have been arrested and detained by Bahrain’s police in the last month in a campaign of intimidation that runs directly counter to the Geneva Convention guaranteeing medical care to people wounded in conflict. Doctors around the world have expressed their shock and outrage.

    One doctor, an intensive care specialist, was held after she was photographed weeping over a dead protester. Another was arrested in the theatre room while operating on a patient.

    Many of the doctors, aged from 33 to 65, have been “disappeared” – held incommunicado or at undisclosed locations. Their families do not know where they are. Nurses, paramedics and ambulance staff have also been detained.

    Kill as many citizens as you want, just don’t take away Barry’s military bases!

    And Mike Whitney has a good one on the inevitability of QE3 and its inevitable failure – Bernanke Strikes Again!

    The first rounds of QE haven’t solved a thing (except to artificially inflate stock prices) but if the banks don’t get more free money, their insolvency will become apparent. Bernanke claimed there would be no QE3, but again there is no political will whatsoever to penalize the banks, so more free money it is! You can rinse and repeat all you want but to much washing eventually leads to fraying. More QE until Bernanke says I’m a frayed knot!

  12. cometman permalink*
    April 21, 2011 1:43 pm

    Caught part of an episode of Top Chef were they were preparing and eating various insects and arthropods for one of the contests. Among them were these buggers (and one of them was chopped in half and eaten raw!).

    Think I’ll stick to squashing them.

    Crickets might not be so bad though…

  13. cometman permalink*
    April 22, 2011 12:08 pm

    Barry sends his drones to Libya as death from above will continue until morale improves.

    Syrian authorities fire on protesters, killing dozens.

  14. cometman permalink*
    April 22, 2011 12:16 pm

    If you were wondering why Iowa AG Tom Miller, tasked with bringing banks committing foreclosure fraud to heel, has spent more time carrying water for those banks and the Obama administration than fighting for homeowners, Matt Taiibi has the answer. Ever since he got his new position, Miller has begun receiving orders of magnitude more campaign cash from the banking industry than ever before –

    A hilarious report has come out courtesy of the National Institute of Money in State Politics, showing that Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller – who is coordinating the investigation into the banks’ improper mortgage dealings – increased his campaign contributions from the finance sector this year by a factor of 88! He has raised $261,445 from finance, insurance and real estate contributors since he announced that he was going to be coordinating the investigation into improper foreclosure practices. That is 88 times as much as they gave him not over last year, but over the previous decade.

    One would be Scottish pol Kit Fraser protested at the RBS (now 83% owned by the UK government) annual shareholder meeting by stripping down to his skivvies outside while others let the oligarchs have it inside. But surprise surprise, the ratfuckers in attendance voted to give RBS their unconscionable bonuses and pretty much anything else they wanted anyhow.

  15. cometman permalink*
    April 22, 2011 12:25 pm

    Some notes –

    Shillary kisses up to the Haitian president-elect. He won the majority of the 25% who turned out to vote. Must be most people are still trying not to die from cholera and couldn’t make voting in a US influenced election a priority. All I know is if that bitch likes him, that doesn’t bode well for Haiti.

    With unnerving foresight, Dupuy summed up Clinton and Martelly’s Wednesday meeting nearly a year ago when he said, “The dual strategy of urban sweatshops and laissez-faire agriculture, which subordinated Haiti in the 1980s, is now it’s reconstruction plan.”

    Greenpeace activists board and occupy an oil rig headed for Arctic drilling.

    And why am I just hearing about this a month after the fact? Evidently Brazilian workers on big dam projects got pissed off and went on strike by the tens of thousands last month. Brazil’s new president sent in troops to quell the uprising. Given that she split from Lula because he wasn’t living up to his promises enough, I have to wonder what she’s doing supporting all these huge development projects. Do we have another Barryesque shill in the making?

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