And the Elites Condemn As They Must?

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Decline and Fall, Extremism, The Corporate Bund at 2:18 pm by George Smith

Let’s call it “Ask the Crybaby.” It’s the news phenom in which US reporters ask Brit-expats, almost always wealthy, what they think of Brexit. The old blog term for it was Shoeshine, that being what the well-off will say or think in support of those at the very top. A high button performance in kickdown […]


The Volkische wisdom of WhiteManistan’s gun bullies

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Decline and Fall, Extremism at 3:07 pm by George Smith

Support your local rural white guy and his 600 dollar lethal metal organ. Or else (they’ll buy even more of them.) The NYT brings home the volkische wisdom from the country environs of the Red, White and Blue Gau. It’s all about good clean fun, reads the title. AR-15 ownership and shooting instills feelings of […]


Stillson for President!

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, WhiteManistan at 11:49 am by George Smith

Hillary Clinton could make it happen. I’m more than 90 percent convinced a Hillary Clinton run as the Democratic Party’s nominee could depress base voter turnout so badly a Republican psychopath/theocrat could be elected. I’m not the only person who thinks it. Clinton will never be able to shake her imperiousness. She stands for little […]


The Laotian economy

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Psychopath & Sociopath at 12:49 pm by George Smith

Edward Ericson Jr’s. TEDx talk on the sharing economy. Or as he points out, the bringing of the black market economies of failed and near-failed states to the US, except with the added convenience of a smartphone app. He puts it wryly, but every effectively, dubbing it the model of the social network in Laos, […]


It’s a “states rights” thing

Posted in WhiteManistan at 2:44 pm by George Smith

Reuters canoes deep into the swamps of Dixie WhiteManistan to gather opinions on the yen for secession: Only 1 in 4 support it, but the dead-enders are united. And confused, as always, somehow believing that about half of Scotland voting to leave the United Kingdom was somehow like what precipitated the Civil War and Cliven […]


The MRAP: Now another ridiculous symbol of deep social and governmental dysfunction

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Culture of Lickspittle, WhiteManistan at 1:45 pm by George Smith

A Congresswoman, Claire McCaskill, put online a tabulation of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles sent to American police departments since 2011. Its numbers are linked to police departments with less than ten active duty police officers and, by state, how the total number exceeds the numbers possessed by National Guard units. (Hint: Most state […]


Keith, American CyberWarPimp, and the hack of the big Banksters

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 12:50 pm by George Smith

On the cybersecurity for the benefit of the 0.1 percent beat, earlier this week on a story about JP Morgan Chase being hacked, allegedly by the Russians, probably criminals: Former NSA/U.S. Cyber Command chief and cybersecurity consultant Keith Alexander said the success of such an attack highlights just how “vulnerable??? the U.S. financial sector is, […]


Anti-Labor Day, have a beer (continued)

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Rock 'n' Roll, The Corporate Bund at 11:52 am by George Smith

Old PARIAH magazine, the glossy we wish was on the newsstand, way ahead of its time. This Labor Day marks the first in recent memory where many opinion writers could no longer overlook the dreadful state of American employment. As a result, today you can easily find recommendations to raise the minimum wage or a […]


Why BitCoin speculator Tim Draper wanted in to Argentina

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Fiat money fear and loathers at 10:35 am by George Smith

A couple weeks back venture capitalist and Six Californias ass hat Tim Draper won a US government auction for 30,000 BitCoins. From the blog: Draper is planning to use his digital wealth, in partnership with a company called Vaurum, to finance bitcoin-exchange services in the developing world. At a press conference, he praised bitcoin’s ability […]


Cyber Guardian to the Banksters gives a speech to the flock

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 10:26 am by George Smith

Keith Alexander: “Freedom is not free.” No, advice on the matter costs a million bucks a month for some, maybe. Briefly retired ex-NSA director Keith Alexander has been busy. “He’s already out pushing hard,” as someone pointed out earlier this week. And he just pushed hard as the keynote speaker at the Gartner Security and […]

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