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To the conservative Christian community: If you find the imagery in this graphic offensive, imagine how others find the stereotypes
you consider amusing.
To John McCain: If you find the imagery in this graphic offensive, imagine how others find the man you have become.
To Sarah Palin: If you find the imagery in this graphic offensive, imagine how little I care.
The Dark Wraith has spoken.
dear dark wraith:
i was also thinking:
if you find the imagery of this graphic offensive, i consider my efforts to be a well spent success.
of course, if i was writing it, i would have to find a way to sneak in a motherfucker or two.
To each his own eloquence, Minstrel Boy.
The Dark Wraith usually stops at "vile fiend" or "mendacious scoundrel" (although he does reserve the right on occasion to use "ecumenical Unitarian").
Whut's a more bettur description of where we's headed:
That's where we're headed.
The Dark Wraith bawls, "All ABOARD!"
good evening dark wraith:
i've been telling folks in AA meetings when they wax all poetical and stuff about the torments and fires of hell:
shit, i was a junkie in vietnam. hell don't scare me, i been. it's doable. some of it was even fun. like the hookers in bangkok. fun.
Good evening, Minstrel Boy.
Although one time I went into a little bit of detail that I shan't repeat, I actually saw Hell.
That was enough.
By comparison, I can now say that everything else I have seen—in the past, at present, and anything remotely imaginable for my personal future—is okay.
For that reason, and for that reason alone, it was worth the visit, exceedingly brief as it was.
The Dark Wraith is really excited about not seeing that place again in this eternity.
good morning dark wraith:
indeed my friend. indeed. i am a huge fan of the old civil war euphemism for actually having witnessed hell.
"i seen the elephant."
yup. buy that ticket once and you never need to have it explained again.
Some of you have no doubt witnessed hell, or at least glimpsed it. Many of us have not, and to say we are apprehensive is to put it fucking mildly.
With the shit really seeming to be hitting the fan today I tend to duck and cover, since the event might not blow me off this planet for a few more days, after that it is my call.
Getting awfully tired of this scenario, amazing when the false religious snake-oil types take over the picture goes downhill. And while gravity may be the weakest force in the universe, at least as we see it, it sure does knock the shit out of you when you hit the bottom, wherever that is.
Not to say that I don't know some religious types that make some sense, but I seem to know lots more that insult and infuriate me.
As I said a few years ago, I hate it when someone either larger and uglier or with a silver spoon sticking out of their butt yells at me about how to be.
Today I'm almost feeling well enough to practice with my 9-iron, and it has a steel shaft.
That "gravity is weak" is an argument propagandized by three other forces who think they are more important.
Gravity just doesn't call attention to itself like the others. But they all owe their pull to him.
And in defense of gravity, it's not gravity that hurts you, it's that impact on one of his friends. Without them, he'd just pull you along forever. Nice guy, really.
Now his Aunt isn't that nice, but no one seems to be able to find her!
Does is not seem the weak forces have been leading us for some time?
Good evening, Lisa Ranger.
Actually, the current political system has demonstrated the fundamental flaw in the so-called Standard Model being used by the majority of quantum mechanics scholars.
That Standard Model proposes four forces: gravity, the electromagnetic force, the strong force, and the weak force. While this theoretical structure has had its successes, we can now state with confidence, given the rise of neo-conservatism and the Religious Right, that there must be a fifth force, which I have proposed, is to be called the "imbecile" force.
Although documented informally in schools across America, it came to the attention of researches only when it expresses itself strongly in Washington, D.C., beginning in January of 2001. At the time, most academics were unwilling to claim a heretofore unknown force was expressing itself; in fact, for the most part, theoreticians claimed the White House was merely under the influence of an intermediate vector boson, which had been affected in such a way that the n-particle was missing, leading to the well-known bozo particle often observed at circuses. Because Bozo the Clown shows up all over town, it seemed reasonable to assert that the postulated bozo particle in the White House was merely having its typical effect on Congress, creating a somewhat unusually strong, but not entirely unexpected cascade effect, making bozos out of just about everyone on Capitol Hill.
It was only later that several theoreticians, myself among them, pointed out that bozos turned back into normal people once they clean off the titanium oxide face paint, but we weren't seeing this reversion happening, not even after the critical testing period on September 11, 2001, an event that should have sobered up every bozo in Congress and made the whole lot of them chase the bozo in the White House around his circus tent, beating him with umbrellas and kicking him in the seat of his pants for being such a bozo.
Because all the bozos in Congress weren't reverting to equilibrium state of normal people, but were, in fact, becoming even more like bozos as the months and years passed, it become pretty obvious that the White House didn't have some run-of-the-mill intermediate vector boson stripped of an n-particle. No, this was something fundamentally different: this wasn't a particle, at all; it was, instead, the manifestation of a force that had been there all along but which had never had the right combination of interacting quarks to cause a persistent expression.
That's when the scientific community began to shift the paradigm: we were seeing a new force, and it was not going to go away as long as the arrangement of quarks—most notable, the strange ones—were in play.
The Imbecile force is daunting. Gravity pulls us, electromagnetism illuminates us, the strong force makes us come together, and the weak force makes us stay together, but the Imbecile force literally turns objects the size of a superpower nation into a jelly-like substance some have begun to call "Failed Empire."
The lesson cannot be any clearer, Lisa: the Imbecile force is not to be dismissed. Although it shows up infrequently, once it's in play, we will will see a whole new set of quantum particles circling the Beltway, creating havoc not just with traffic at the exit ramps, but also with any semblance of equilibrium that has the United States as the center of the universe as we have come to expect ever since the end of World War II.
We need to understand more about the Imbecile force, but that is most certainly not a call to more experiments in putting imbeciles in the Oval Office. Science may need answers, but the country deserves to let nature take its course by quietly and without undue ceremony replacing the Bozo in Chief next January.
We'll have the chance to observe more imbeciles and bozos in the future, that's for sure; but for the time being, let us not allow the Large Hadron Collider to generate yet another black hole like the one we've experienced for the past nearly eight years.
The Dark Wraith hopes the above exposition has clarified the theory of everything.
I think you've found Dark Energy, Professor! Wonderful!
I'm gonna steal that comment for an atheist site, with attribution and such.
Minstrel Boy, I truly wish that someone in Congress would seriously propose to renew the draft. I think that would be the catalyst to get some of these dunderheads off their tushes and force them to confront the political machine, and perhaps the religious leaders so ready to send them out to fight the God-Blessed battle.
I guy can dream, can't he?
As eloquent as your explanation to Lisa appeared, I must tell you I feel you would have a difficult time defending it against the doctoral board at Regent U.
They might consider you a candidate for the Masters Program in fiction however...perhaps.
If you intend to continue to an advance degree might I recommend Wasilla Community College and Moose Emporium? It's a branch of Wassamatta U which boasts some rather famous alumni-zes.
Wasilla Community College and Moose Emporium has a fantastic Grad Program in Contemporary Colloquial Bull as exemplified by one of their own pride and joy, Sarah Plain (sorry, Palin).
If you decide to pursue your dreams at this this wonderful academic institution, I have connections with an alum, R.J. Squur-rel, who will absolutely put in a good word for you.
As a last resort, the University Of Phoeney has an on-line grad doctoral course titled, "Everything you ever wanted to know about economics but were afraid to ask John McCain, taught by Phil and Alan." It isn't as demanding as the Contemporary Colloquial Bull taught at Wasilla Community College and Moose Emporium but they will let you drop the final. Hurry! The classes begin September 31st and are filling fast with down-and-out CEOs.
and meanwhile, back at the ranch, the asian markets are beginning to wobble.
sheesh. yesterday was one of the most expensive days of my life, and that includes the time when i was shooting coke. . .
it looks like it's going to keep getting worse for a while too.
the chinese have cut interest rates, which means that more pretend money will flood the unstable markets which are already weakened by the presence of pretend money. . .
Minstrel Boy knows his macroeconomics.
Fish in a barrel, Wraith. Try doing that with conservative Islam, toss in a disrespectful picture of Mohammed...
I'm back under my rock and am working on an iron door for it.As a lightweight even I understand how when your largest line item on a budget, or even your second largest line item is interest on debt, with no paydown on principle spells d-i-a-s-t-e-r.
Then to listen to any dumbshit mention how the current annual debt is only 2.6% of the Gawd Damned Product just makes me want to throw up.
I can only hope that the fed will really screwup and place a few $B in my account.
Pipe dream, but it keeps me alive. Like eating grass and dirt.
But I think the Wraith is on to something, there are more than 4 forces out there, I am vaguely aware of them and how they interact to frustrate me completely, but one that is not acknowledged is more powerful than the standard four that I call the dumbshit force.
It acts on major groups of particles, with a mass around 80kg. It allows for a bipedal type to open a door and take it's large toenail right off it's bed, it also allows for the weak one, gravity, to allow one to slip on a tile floor in a bathroom and crack several ribs on a porcelain gawd. It also allows for the unforgivable, just cracking open a keg at a wedding reception at a big bonfire for two small dogs to take you out with a broken fibula.
I won't go into more, I try like all hell to avoid this force but it seems to have control of me.
Good afternoon, rm hitchens.
Radical Islam ain't got nuthin' on the e-mail threats radical Right-wingers (secular and religious), thinking they're being all anonymous and stealthy.
Throw in the latest brand of completely whacked out crazies that have come out of Palin's pants suit, and it's just a good time being had by all.
I suppose I should give Honorable Mention to a few Obamabots, too.
Okay, I'll throw in an Honorable Mention for the rare but creepy Zionist.
And I almost forgot about the Men in Black. How could I forget those folks? When it comes to weird, they've been practicing way too much.
On the bright side, for the most part, "anonymous" e-mailers are almost always too stupid to know they're not really very anonymous.
The Dark Wraith has quite a collection.
good morning dark wraith:
my grasp of macroeconomics has been a direct result of paying attention to your lecture series, and doing some digging on my own.
i have just finished slogging though "the great wave" by david hackett fisher again. slow going, but well worth for a macrohistorical viewpoint on macroeconomics.
throw in some james howard kunstler, a few visits to global guerillas and my recipe for a clusterfuck of world proportions is almost complete.
my collegues at group news blog have let me know that we have now been getting hits from Fort George Meade again. for the ill advised, that's headquarters for NSA (no such agency).
sometimes it's just not nice to be noticed. now, if grace kelly was on the other end of that telescope snooping in the windows it would be a whole different thing altogether, in fact, for that, some in the altogether highjinks might rationally ensue. . .
...I truly wish that someone in Congress would seriously propose to renew the draft. I think that would be the catalyst to get some of these dunderheads off their tushes and force them to confront the political machine, and perhaps the religious leaders so ready to send them out to fight the God-Blessed battle.
Trog, Charles Rangel has had such a bill pending
for some years now.
Thanks Pete; I thought someone had done this, but I wasn't sure. I do take your point that the young shouldn't be used as pawns in the battle against warmongering. I guess it's just my frustration in seeing so blatantly the inability of these yahoos to see how fucking inhuman war really is. Beyond the damned stats on kill ratios, and patching up our wounded so that they can get back in the battle sooner, do they see anything? Can they even imagine what goes through the minds of those hearing the screams of the dying? The mindless vengeance on those who did this to your squadmate, then the emptiness afterward, when they see how little it all matters? All for what? A patch of ground delineated by cocksuckers in DC and the Green zone? A pipeline that will be obsolete in 50 years. I pity them all for their blindness and lack of empathy. The cowardly Dems are just as bad; They seem to have given up long ago.
So I admit that my thoughts of a resumed draft are probably ill-founded and mistaken, but I ask you, what the fuck does it take, if not for a mass mutiny by those who refuse to kill or die for some miscreants vision of "peace"?
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