WhiteManistan’s Rock n Roll Bigot explains how he’s not one

Posted in Ted Nugent, WhiteManistan at 12:27 pm by George Smith

From the pen of Ted Nugent:

We have all seen the roving reporter man-on-the-street interviews. I’m sure we all have some friends, acquaintances, even family members and others who have uttered the painful statement. I don’t know about anyone else, but when I first heard people say that they voted for Barack Obama because he was black, or that it was “time??? for a black president, my skin crawled.

I am well aware that that statement of mine will be isolated and made out to be “racist??? by the dishonest media and the maniacally boneheaded Saul Alinsky gang over at the Huff-n-Puff Post and beyond, but the real horror is that the worst case of racism I have ever witnessed in my lifetime was the indecent choice en mass by millions of Americans who defiled the sacrifices and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and spat on his grave when they actually admitted that they voted for this president based on the color of his skin instead of the content of his character.

“When haters have no substance whatsoever for debate, they always plummet to the accusations of racism …” he adds.

As usual, part of it is the fault of a dead guy, Saul Alinsky.

Another paragraph sticks out by virtue of it being one inredibly long run-on sentence fragment encapsulating all the rantings and conspiracy theories of the extreme right.

See if you can recite it without coming up for air:

From the cloak of secrecy of so much of his past, his mad scramble to hide an entire segment of his youth, to his association with communist leaders like Frank Marshall Davis and Van Jones and Valerie Jarrett, his Chicago community organizer scams, his association with known terrorists like Bill Ayers, long-term relationships with racists like Rev. Wright and the Black Panthers, his very un-presidential “police acting stupidly??? remarks, the Rose Garden make-up beer party, the apology tours, his clear disdain for capitalism and the entrepreneurial spirit, his blatant Marxist “redistribution??? beliefs, his Fast and Furious gunrunning crimes, his outright racism and meddling in the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman fiasco, his defiance of SCOTUS rulings, his dangerous rookie moves in Iraq and Afghanistan, Syria, Israel, the ever escalating insane fiasco on our southern border, the insanity of declaring the Fort Hood terrorist attack a case of workplace violence, the insanity of Obamacare, his failed pledge to upgrade the VA, his IRS scandals and numerous acts of abuse of power, his nonstop campaigning on the taxpayers’ dime, his indecent tax-wasting Air Force One jaunts, the childish arrogance of using his “pen and phone??? and stating “I am the president, I can do anything I want to do,??? his propensity to play golf while the world burns, and pretty much everything this man does in total defiance of the U.S. Constitution’s direction for the greatest quality of life ever in the world.

Boy howdy!


Today’s Culture of Lickspittle moment: Wisdom from Larry Page

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 9:31 am by George Smith

From one of the computer industry mags:

In the future, we will work less and enjoy more leisure time, while being shuttled around in self-driving cars, attended by artificial intelligence that makes better decisions than we do …

“I totally believe we should be living in a time of abundance, like Peter Diamandis’s book,” said Page. “If you really think about the things that you need to make yourself happy — housing, security, opportunities for your kids — anthropologists have been identifying these things. It’s not that hard for us to provide those things.”

Abundance (Free Press, 2012) is a book by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler that reviewer Timothy Ogden describes as “techno-utopianism at its worst …”

From the New York Times opinion pages, today:

“The only person with a secure job [in the future] will be Larry Page,??? Jaron Lanier told Maureen Dowd. “He owns the damn Cloud computer.???

Abundance: A cyanide-laced Kool-Aid served by the Silicon Valley. Or something they give to us which, strangely, always shrinks your share of any pie.

Usages: Jeff Bezos’ Mechanical Turk features an abundance of slave labor jobs that pay zero and 1 cent a piece.

While Google search always returns an abundance of links, only those at the very top of the page matter.

There is an abundance of smartphones in Pasadena, putting more computing power in the hands of owners than I had on the desktop ten years ago. Vexingly, they have not lifted many of their owners out of the SNAP program.

The Internet wondrously tossed an abundance of cash money to Zack Danger Brown of Columbus, Ohio, so that he could make some potato salad. (Now 71 thousand dollars.)


Zack Danger Brown is the Culture of Lickspittle’s new man of the hour! When you see what he’s done, you’ll marvel at the power of networked humanity!

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 10:36 am by George Smith

We are now at the pinnacle of the Culture of Lickspittle, it’s golden age. Who knows what new heights can be aspired to? Zack Danger Brown, has been crowdfunded at Kickstarter for $41 thousand dollars and growing, to make potato salad.

Samples from the national Lickspittle hose:

“I’ve always enjoyed potato salad at Memorial Day parties and Labor Day parties,” said Brown, 31, co-founder of the startup Base Two Interactive in Columbus, Ohio, according to Buzzfeed. “Early this week someone asked if I’d ever made potato salad and I couldn’t say that I had. So I turned to Kickstarter to change that.”

At this point, believe it or not, Brown has received more than 3,300 backers who have pledged more than $36,000 — yes, that is $36,000 when his original goal was just $10 and he had no recipe or plan.

A forward-thinking entrepreneur attempts to Kickstart a potato-salad-making session and ends up blowing away his $10 funding goal.

That bold man with a vision of cooked potatoes transformed into salad is Zack Danger Brown. You know he’s a badass because “Danger” is his middle name (he declines to comment on whether that’s his official middle name, though). He’s living on the edge of Kickstarter, challenging the status quo with relish and mustard. And he’s winning …

Brown explains the inspiration for the project, telling Crave, “I realized that I really liked potato salad, but had never made it. Then I wanted to make potato salad.”

In the meantime, the project has taken on a life of its own: Brown is scheduled to be on ABC’s “Good Morning America??? on Tuesday morning, and he’s been otherwise busy on the media circuit while trying to cultivate his loyal donors by answering questions such as: “So wait, I thought the $3 pledge included you spoon feeding each of us a bite of the potato salad no matter where we lived????

Brown’s answer: “I promise you I am working with people right now to assess the feasibility of sending potato salad around the world. I will do everything I can to make a bite of potato salad a reality.???

At this point, even shipping a batch of potato salad to everyone who backed the project may be a bit of a stretch, so Brown is eyeing an “epic party??? in Columbus around Labor Day.

ABC: Zach [sic] “Danger” brown started — I love that, Danger Brown. Talking about cooking potato salad. But he started — kick tar — started a campaign.

His request for backing has gone global and he joins us live right now. Good morning, Zach. Come on out, Zach.

Danger: Whoo!

ABC: You started this kick starter campaign and now you’re up to $35,000.

Danger: Yeah.

ABC: Are you surprised by the outreach?

Danger: Of course. Yeah, it’s … I could have never imagined that — I think I thought at day one we had $200 and I thought that was way too much money.

I was overwhelmed at the idea of making $200 worth of potato salad. So $35,000, it’s just — Probably by the end of the segment it will be more. A list of all the countries that contributed, Israel, Belgium, Netherlands, like the world cup right there.

But I heard about it yesterday. This is crazy. This is crazy, yeah.

ABC: Will you keep making potato salad?

Danger: Well, I haven’t made any potato salad yet. Even though — I never made potato salad.

ABC: Is this where the name danger comes from?

Danger: I have never made — I’m pretty risk averse so I thought I’ll go to kickstarter and ask $10 to make potato salad — the rest is history.

It’s clear there’s no longer any reason to worry about hunger anywhere, or even have the food stamp program in the country. KickStarter, Buzzfeed and the Internet are all that’s needed.

It’s also worth noting Kickstarter funding cannot go to charity.

Potato salad is generally 4 to 5 dollars a pound at the supermarket. Five tons of potato salad. That’s some load of it to swallow.

CyberGuardian of Banksters, Keith Alexander, on the move

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 10:11 am by George Smith

It’s a good gig and it’s apparently working. Former NSA director, Keith Alexander, the 1 million dollar a month consultant on cyberdefense, is convincing banks they ought to pay him protection money so they don’t lose money to cyberwar.

From Bloomberg:

Wall Street’s biggest trade group has proposed a government-industry cyber war council to stave off terrorist attacks that could trigger financial panic by temporarily wiping out account balances, according to an internal document …

The document sketches an unusually frank and pessimistic view by the industry of its readiness for attacks wielded by nation-states or terrorist groups that aim to “destroy data and machines.??? It says the concerns are “compounded by the dependence of financial institutions on the electric grid,??? which is also vulnerable to physical and cyber attack.

“The systemic consequences could well be devastating for the economy as the resulting loss of confidence in the security of individual and corporate savings and assets could trigger widespread runs on financial institutions that likely would extend well beyond the directly impacted banks, securities firms and asset managers,??? Sifma [the Wall Street trade group allied with Alexander] wrote in the document, dated June 27.

Computer intrusions also have been a concern of regional and small banks. Camden Fine, president of the Independent Community Bankers of America, said today that an account-draining cyberattack is “a question of when.???

While the image is still muddy, the general idea seems to be put the banks, Keith Alexander and the US government together in a war council for the dealing with anyone with the temerity to attack the interests of the 1 percent in cyberspace.

You don’t think they’re really concerned about your shitty little account, do you?


In WhiteManistan, before his people

Posted in Ted Nugent, WhiteManistan at 3:07 pm by George Smith

Like being asked, “Is it safe?”.

Ted Nugent, on steel knees and in front of his people in a Braunfels, TX, bar on Saturday. Rant about the president at 5:00 to 5:56, followed be eight minutes of Wang Dang Sweet Poontang.

Extra points for enduring the blues workout, here.

This revelation from the Central Lab of Sincerity Trolls will radically change your world view. And then you’ll be crazy happy!

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 1:41 pm by George Smith

Today’s best from Upworthy:

What Every Dog Owner Should Know About Dog Poop

Lead: “It’s not just totally grody to leave dog poop everywhere. It’s actually super bad for us too. Go figure.”

About the author/curator: By day I’m a transformative photographer and art therapist. At night, I sleuth the web for outrageously important stuff.

The Coolest Gig, guaranteed publicity, too

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 12:45 pm by George Smith

Being the billionaire spokesperson for those trampled underfoot is the new coolest gig in the world. Nick Hanauer is the best of all venture capitalists, taking about two years to make a career as a celebrity 0.1 percenter, one on the side of the little people, has been certified cool by many of our six and seven figure explainers last week for an essay speaking of pitchforks and revolution. Those who name-checked him are the people paid to write columns and news reports in which soaring economic inequality is discussed in such a way that nobody ever has to get around to advocating the tough and very unlikely action necessary to make a dent in it.

From the Seattle newspaper, on Hanauer, excerpted:

For someone who just predicted an armed revolution is on its way — against himself — Nick Hanauer doesn’t seem too fraught when I catch up with him …

That bit of hyperbole, though, has arguably catapulted Hanauer into the front lines of the nation’s simmering class war. On the side opposite from his own class …

The article has been “2X the most widely read and shared article in Politico’s history,??? Hanauer boasted. Nearly a quarter million shared it on Facebook alone.

Well, that cinches it. It’s a gold record on Facebook and the culture of lickspittle, where all revolutions, like those that freed the Middle East, started.

Commenters, who don’t earn the six figures of the Seattle Times journalist were not as impressed.

Nick Hanauer — writer (yes, not sic) of wrongs, Facebook hero to sensitive people who universally share their concern about economic malaise and failure, teller of truths on the revolution that always seems to be coming but never arriving.

So when will the pitchforks come out? When the quarter of million of concerned-about-inequality sincerity trolls and sharers are so afflicted they can’t post on Facebook. And, then, maybe.


This NYT celebrity lady was so upset by the state of America on the 4th she interviewed some wealthy libertarians! You won’t believe what they had to say!

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 12:50 pm by George Smith

Maureen Dowd, NYT celebrity pundit for as long as I can remember, beneficiary of all the riches the kingdom can bestow, is upset on the 4th.


“The Fourth of July was always a celebration of American exceptionalism,??? said G.O.P. pollster Frank Luntz. “Now it’s a commiseration of American disappointment.???

From Katrina to Fallujah, we’re less the Shining City Upon a Hill than the House of Broken Toys.

For the first time perhaps, hope is not as much a characteristic of American feelings.

Ask Frank Luntz, of all people.

It gets worse. Dowd rounded up the swells she could find in an afternoon to explain it. It’s the always welcome parading of the gnomic wisdom from the six and seven-figure explainers for the benefit of the great mass of unwashed dolts on Sundays.

Most of them, not all, were glibertarians libertarians who, as a rule, generally know how to get to the nub of any problem immediately.

“The 23-year-olds I work with are a little over the conversation about how we were the superpower brought low,??? Ben Smith, Masturbaiter editor-in-chief of Buzzfeed, tells Dowd. “They think that’s an ‘older person conversation.’ They’re more interested in this moment of crazy opportunity, with the massive economic and cultural transformation driven by Silicon Valley. And kids feel capable of seizing it. Technology isn’t a section in the newspaper any more. It’s the culture.???

Like finding the newest publishing platform to bring you “”33 Photos of Corgi Butts,” a Buzzfeed piece I didn’t know about until Dowd mentioned it today.

Ben Domenech, [a] 32-year-old libertarian, tells Dowd “millennials are paralyzed by all their choices. He quoted Walker Percy’s “The Last Gentleman???: ‘Lucky is the man who does not secretly believe that every possibility is open to him.’ ???

Didn’t know I was so fortunate. I can see a book in it. “Down & Out: How That Means You’re One of the Lucky Millions & How to Capitalize On It.”

Walter Isaacson, Aspen Institute director, someone who has everything and “author of the best-selling ‘Steve Jobs:’ “[There’s] a striking disconnect between the optimism and swagger of people in the innovative economy — from craft-beer makers to educational reformers to the Uber creators — and the impotence and shrunken stature of our governing institutions.???

If only the country, and those not doing so hot, could just be more like “craft-beer makers” and Uber. Such ninnies we are not to see it.

I see a book: “From Craft-Beer to Uber: How American Genius Entrepreneurs in Suds to Rides Are Showing How to Virally Succeed and What You Can Do to Join Them.”

Personally, you know I think this is still the perfect song for the weekend.

I believe it’s the purest American exceptionalism, particularly in its artistic commiseration on bald-faced national disappointment and failure. A music for the House of Broken Toys, if you will.

But there was no way to post it to the Times website.


The Evil Trinity that ruined the country

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Ted Nugent, WhiteManistan at 11:51 am by George Smith

Three people who most have never heard of, two of which are dead, are responsible for everything gone wrong.

From the irrefutably logical Ted Nugent, who has mentioned them twice in two 4th of July columns, one for WND and one at Newsmax:

The blatant despicable fraud of Obamacare scams, entitlement scams, welfare scams, foodstamp scams, fuel subsidy scams, child-support scams, unemployment benefit scams, so called disability scams and the entire Saul Alinsky and Cloward-Piven dismantling of the greatest quality of life ever known to mankind is a tragedy of untold proportions, and the liberal democrat scammasters are treading on us like jackboots gone mad.

Click the link to plumb the depths of the conspiracy. It affords hours of reading.

In Maine, there is a referendum to ban the using of bait to bag bears during season. Nugent has come out against it because he baits bears. And a couple of years ago he was convicted of illegally bagging and transporting a black bear in Alaska while on an expedition to baiting stations.

A person wrote to the Bangor Daily News:

[Ted Nugent] is the poster child for cruel and unsporting — and just plain lazy — methods of killing our black bears.

Sportsmen don’t use dogs, jelly doughnuts or leg-hold traps to hunt bears; they use fair chase still-hunting or stalk-and-shoot methods. Mainers don’t use these cruel methods on any other game species in Maine. Why treat our iconic bears with so much less respect than our deer or moose?

I didn’t know jelly donuts were used to attract bears, thinking it was only something from old Yogi cartoons. But, yes, there is an entire product line of jelly donut bear-bait.

Nugent has put an autographed acoustic guitar on eBay, selling for $7,000, to help raise money to defeat the anti-bear bait referendum in Maine.

So far, after a few weeks, no takers. That’s a lot of money for a red, white and blue novelty acoustic guitar marred by a Ted Nugent signature. Probably not quite worth even $400 after it got the treatment.

“Freedom is not free,” writes Nugent near the end of his July 4th Newsmax piece.

No, certainly not. Freedom is not free is cut-and-paste, a favorite of people who have little to say but a great desire to say it, everywhere in the US over the weekend. Click the link before it expires.


All rise for the singing of the National Anthem

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, WhiteManistan at 8:07 am by George Smith

Better now than three years ago. Celebrate freedom, capitalism and national security in patriotic song, eat hot dogs. I’m going to.

From the Irrefutable Logic desk:

Immeasurable blood and riches have been invested and sacrificed in the name of American independence, but as we become more spoiled and self-serving, with busy little bees implementing the Cloward and Piven dismantling of our economy and spirit, all that historical stuff must be getting boring and unhip to the recipients of the redistribution booty …

With the runaway fraud and deceit infesting the welfare scams, entitlement scams, unemployment benefit scams, food-stamp scams, fuel subsidy scams, transportation scams, child support scams, disability scams, the suicidal scams running amok here, there and everywhere, it actually appears a sure thing that a huge swath of Americans actually do celebrate “Dependence Day??? every day.

Ted Nugent

And, this, worth a mordant laugh.

Feel free to augment the blog’s hot dog budget, or not.

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