Overcast with a slight chill in the air this early Friday on California’s north coast, and the most-important item floating in the atmosphere is it being Friday.
Although feeling of a seemingly long work week, the time reality is like a snap of the fingers.
Or the touch of shit — in the loving words of humanitarian Charles Koch: “EPA officials have commended us for our “commitment to a cleaner environment” and called us “a model for other companies.”
How about a “loophole” instead, asshole!
(Illustration found here).
Yes, I woke up this morning in a nearly-obnoxious foul mood, and the news don’t make the thoughts any more merrier. Toss in a little flush of insomnia and the foul becomes even more repugnant.
How odious is torture? In the bullshit CIA, it’s lying and more lying with cruelity — Andrew Sullivan at The Dish:
Once a constitutional republic has decided to adopt torture, the gravity of the decision makes it a necessity for those inflicting it to prove it worked.
But of course, it doesn’t work – which leads to lies and misrepresentations to insist that it did.
In turn those lies help perpetuate the torture. In almost all torture regimes, this tight epistemic closure is routine.
The “shocking” report ‘on the notorious CIA detention and interrogation program launched after the 9/11 terrorist attacks,’ could see the public light. Yesterday, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to declassify the report’s 480-page executive summary and 20 findings and conclusions of the five-year study.
Says DiFi: “It chronicles a stain on our history that must never again be allowed to happen,” she said. “This is not what Americans do.”
A foul pile of bullshit there. DiFi is full of it.
A stink, too, GM knew — they knew a 57-cent piece of equipment could have saved people, but instead chose to ignore a massive apparatus failure. The flaw has been linked to 12 deaths in 31 crashes in the U.S. and to one fatal crash in Canada.
Jon Stewart on The Daily Show nailed the stench:
“They studied the problem for four years, did an internal cost-benefit analysis using your standard analytic algorith barometric PE ratio equations and came up with, ‘F**K It,” Jon Stewart said on “The Daily Show” Wednesday night.
“Because GM declared bankruptcy, they are no longer legally liable for human deaths that they caused through their admitted negligence,” Stewart said.
“I cannot wait for a non-corporate person to try that shit.”
And no doubt, it’s shitty to wake up too early and in a foul mood — I tossed and turned probably an hour before the inevitable took over and I climbed out of the nest.
Now nearly four hours later and time for work — I manage a liquor store and this morning just don’t really have the moxie to put up with a shitload of people who don’t have a clue. Plopping cash for the lottery, and wailing about life.
In the immortal words of LAPD Sgt. Roger Murtaugh: “I’m too old for this shit!”
In the well, at least it’s Friday…