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The Eagles, who were named for the symbol of Roosevelt’s New Deal, are planning a Black Lives Matter Protest tomorrow night.

For me, it has nothing to do with this country or the flag or the anthem in itself,” Jenkins said. “Really, it’s just to continue to push for the conversation about social injustice.

So why are you shitting on our National Anthem?

So what does the coach of the Eagles think about that?

Jenkins said that coach Doug Pederson is aware of the plan, and that he is “OK” with it.

So what does the NFL think about that?

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will encourage players to use their voice to promote social change as the demonstrations during the national anthem started by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last month continue to spread to other teams. (emphasis me V)…

“As I’ve said before, I truly respect our players wanting to speak out and change the community,” Goodell said. “We don’t live in a perfect society. We want them to use that voice

Oh. but when someone spoke out, on his own time and not during a football game, how did the NFL feel about free speech?

That would be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu,” Williams said…

“While Hank Williams Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to Monday Night Football,” it said. “We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast.”

Hank Williams decided to defend himself. CNN was On The Job!!!!!

 When one of the Fox News’ interviewers pointed out that Williams invoked “one of the most hated people in all of the world to describe … the president,”…

No remorse was evident in Williams’ latest song, titled “Keep the Change” — an apparent dig at Obama’s 2008 campaign promise to bring change to Washington…


Totally not related, from a CNN newsreader

“But while a lookalike showed up with a wad of cash, Mr. Bush did not.”

She referenced the following paper-mache mask of President Bush with a Hitler haircut and mustache:


Free Speech, like inclusion, is only for some people.


Eh, I’ll watch some Futurama and I just got the last two books of Stirling’s Change series and the evenings are really cooling off so when the Sun sets, I’ll go outside to read.

Is anybody else reading the Change series?

The first three, Dies the Fire, The Protector’s War and A Meeting at Corvallis, were great.

Then, the next generation took over, where God and gods took a bigger role, and those books were up and down, some were very good some were pretty good. None were bad.

Halfway through The Given Sacrifice, the next generation took over. It was okay. Then, the Golden Princess was very good. That was one of those books you regret ending.

I just got the Desert and the Blade and Prince of Outcasts. If you’re still liking the series, you might not want to read the next part.

I read the Desert and the Blade. Man, what a slog, it took me 3 or 4 days, which is ridiculously long for me to read a fiction book. I’d read it for less than 1/2 hour and put it down, then pick it up later and read it for 1/2 hours then…

I’ll re-read all the other ones in a day or at most two, unless I’m working full time and then it might take me 3 days.

It was 860 or so pages but it could have been about 600 if he hadn’t described every part of every meal and down to maybe 400 if he hadn’t described, in detail, Dunedain flets, the differing ‘garb’ of every community, the fields, railroads and woods, which he had described fully in previous books. At least he made it a whole book without using the word “Bannock”. I totally got sick of that in the previous 6 books. He couldn’t go 4 pages without using it.

Now if we could wean him of “clotted cream” I’d be much happier.

Seriously, it could have been 400+ pages without losing a thing except repeated, 2 or 3 page descriptions of Every. Course. Of. Every. Fucking. Meal and houses and places and people he’s already described, in great detail, in previous books. I found myself skipping whole pages, just skimming to see if he was still describing clotted cream on sweet barley cakes.

I’m about 1/4 through Prince of Outcasts and so far he hasn’t gone crazy over-describing things he’s already over-described, but if this book isn’t darn good I doubt I’ll keep reading. I might jump back in in a few years as I did with Honor Harrington.

I got sick of that series too, but I broke down and got the last two and they were pretty good again.

Another Repost from 2/2013 because of some 30 year old hotassery. Jeez, I try to re-introduce an aging hottie to a new generation and what thanks do I get? Shut down. Sonomabatch.


Now, on to our post, which is still relevant. I’m not sure if that makes it fundy or fendy.

I moved the bits around to keep Chicago stuff next to each other. Not sure why I didn’t do that the first go around.


This is totally not a “round the tubes” post. I already did one of those today.


What with the problems in their global warmmongering, Penn State must have moved some global warmmongering ‘scientists’ over to their astronomy dept.

We all know the “Goldilocks Zone” (GZ) in astrogeometristics means the zone that’s ‘just right’ for life. In other words, the distance from a star where a planet could conceivably support life. We only know of one planet, currently, that supports life so we used to base the GZ on Earth’s orbit. That was the ignorant ‘before’, we’re in the glorious ‘now’ so we have super-genius global warmmongers on the job.

the Penn State team suggests… farther away planets into the fold of life-sustaining planets, a… it also kicks some planets out of the hunt for life as too hot — including, oddly enough, our very own Earth,

Brilliant! You’d think one of them might look at that and say, “Uh, guys…..” You’d be wrong.

So why do I say it’s global warmmongers? Besides the obvious I mean.

Clouds are just one factor that neither definition of the zone takes into account,

Neither do any global warmmongering models, and that’s why nothing they do is useful. They just can’t figure out how to model clouds (neither can I, but I admit it), so they just ignore them. It’s Ostrich Science.

Seriously, it always make me laugh to think of going back to 1970 and trying to explain 2013. The crackpots living in the mountains waiting for the Russkies to invade because the US gov’t invited them would think I was  a paranoid loon.

Speaking of which, assuming there are around 250 million adults in America, does anybody really think that there aren’t 249,999,999 people more fit for that job than Hagel? You know who this helps? That’s right, Joe Biden. He’s number 249,999,999. He’s coming up smelling like…not shit!

Updated 9/6/2016 Remember Hagel? Whodathunk his successor would be even more useless? How funny is it that nobody, and I mean nobody, thought that would be possible.

Now, back to 2/2013

FrnakJ would win “Quote of the Day if I let him in the contest, but I won’t cuz he’d win every day.

So lax gun laws in other states than Illinois cause gun violence in Chicago but not in the states with the lax gun laws.

Heh. He’s consistently made me laugh for 9 years. But don’t tell him. He’ll get a big head.

Okay, this is heartening. Chicago and Boston have always been uber-corrupt but well run. They both had the biggest necessity for any, effective, political machine, a top-down hierarchy where the top tries to make sure Teh Peepul are happy. As we’ve seen in Boston, that might crumbling in Chicago . The fall of the Kennedys and the $billions in Big Dig money made insurrection thinkable in Boston.

Now we see something funnier in Chicago.

How, in the city of Chicago where the Democrat Machine is so strong, could there be 17 Democrat candidates vying for one open seat? It could hardly be imagined under the iron rule of former Mayor Daley.

How indeed. What we’re seeing is people who want power, but think power means you tell people what to do and you know more than anybody else. Rahm doesn’t understand what it takes to run a political machine, it’s like a mafia family but with more guns.  Daley was raised and taught by his father who perfected Chicago’s political machine, and that was one of the most vicious but well run in the country.

The candidates run the gamut from completely clueless, yet dangerous in their ignorance to practiced Chicago pols like Alderman Beale and Robin Kelly,

Oh man am I rooting for the ignorantly dangerous. Chicago likes its politics and believes all the stupidities MSNBC spews out, let them actually live in that world. I picture people like Barbra Boxer or Maxine Waters, except even more stupid or they’d be in national politics instead of Chicago-city politics. They can pass a law mandating that all guns sold in Chicago have remote safeties that the police control or that they have smart bullets that don’t shoot people with police badges.

Chaos is the best outcome from stuff like that.

Updated 9/6/16

I’d just like to point out that the chaos I was expecting in Chicago is here and it’s politically driven.

Say what you want about the Daleys (really, say it. They were just less obvious about their feloniosity than Capone), but they knew how to run the crime family that is the Chicago-Dem Party, Rahm does not.


9/6/2016 Deleted part about funemployment that didn’t make sense at the time and really doesn’t make sense and I don’t feel like trying to make it make sense. Just more Minitrue nonsense to make their God-President look not like shit.

Now, back to 2/2013

This needs to be posted again, not because I like it, but because it’s so scarily true.

Just Fixin' It

Just Fixin’ It

9/6/2016 Not sure why they left Article V alone. It’s all obsolete and shit, now they just ignore it, the Dept. of “Justice” then ignores any court orders and then Obama gets John Roberts to say it’s OK. I guess Roberts answered Obama’s plea

Mr. Roberts! Tear Down This Wall!

Mr. Roberts! Tear Down This Wall!

Now, back to 2/2013

No links, just some uselessly late movie reviews.

9/6/2016 I took out most of the movies for the repost and added Hercules.

Hercules with The Rock. I love that movie. It actually could be the most historically correct Hercules movie ever. Seriously. I’d bet a dollar that this is how the legend started.

Bubba Ho Tep, one of Bruce Campbell’s finest. Elvis got sick of performing, traded with an impersonator but kept the right to take it back then lost the papers so now he’s in a cheap nursing home about to be killed by a mummy. If you need any other endorsement, Lemur King doesn’t like it.

And last but not least, the hockey strike was over like 2 weeks ago, why didn’t anybody tell me? Are the Islanders mathematically eliminated yet?

9/6/2016 again, sigh. Now the Islanders make it to the playoffs and revert to suckage when they get there. Not sure which is worse.


Deleted the Hottasery, so it’s Slim Pickens below.


Don’t Get Stupid Kid

Posted: July 13, 2016 by veeshir in FAIL, Fun With Media, PEBKAC

This is why I stopped reading places like Gateway Pundit and Townhall.


New York Post: FBI Agents Tell Us Lynch and Clinton Struck a Deal on That Plane (bold me V)

From the NY Post article they link:

“FBI agents believe there was an inside deal put in place after the Loretta Lynch/Bill Clinton tarmac meeting,” said one source.(bold me V)

An accurate headline would read, “FBI agents tell Post they believe a deal was struck.”

But that wouldn’t bring the clicks. Most people would just say “Well duh” and click on an Upton gif.

I saw that article and was going to write about the fact that the Feds had to sign a non-disclosure statement

Sources said they had never heard of the “Case Briefing Acknowledgment” form being used before, although all agents must initially sign nondisclosure agreements to obtain security clearance.

“This is very, very unusual. I’ve never signed one, never circulated one to others,” said one retired FBI chief.

An FBI agent currently on the job admitted, “I have never heard of such a form. Sounds strange.”

Now that’s news. Invoking omerta is what you expect of Chicago machine thugs but still newsworthy as it’s, you know, true.

Making shit up is just lame.

They do that shit all the time and I got sick of being half-way through writing a post when I realized the linked article or the body of their article didn’t support the headline.

I just don’t like the dishonest click-bait Townhall and their ilk put out, it can make me look stupid if I trust them and it muddies the water on a good story (like here), but they get a shitload of clicks and that’s what matters.

Here at DPUD we have a different business model. We try to reduce readership and don’t sell advertising that slows your computer down to a crawl.

Old School!

On the plus side, it’s reduced how many sites I feel I should visit and lets me find new ones without spending all my time on the tubes.


Death Wish III was on yesterday. As soon as it was over, and I cleaned myself and my Wildey off, I started realizing that with DeBlasio in charge, someone in NYC might need a Wildey.

So I checked the site and what did I see?

Wildey’s Back!

The site was last updated 3/2016 and says, “Wildey’s Back!” instead of the old standby from Death Wish III, “Wildey’s Here!”. Previously, it was last updated 5/2009.

It’s now called  USA Firearms Corp-Wildey Guns instead of just Wildey guns.

They don’t have any pricing so it might be wishful thinking, but I have high hopes.

Hopefully, I’m not just high.

Just in case….

Ha ha ha howue b~aa ha wee!

Never I cried, never shall it ye get me alive


Given my lack of posting at all I hope I can be forgiven for double-posting on the Palin endorsement of Trump.

Consider me officially out of the Sarah Palin fan club. It’s been a long time coming, but here it is.

Up until yesterday you might have gotten me to be a Palin apologist.  She was treated poorly by McCain’s stooges, Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace, who did not even remotely understand the great gift that they had squandered. This gave license (-as if they needed it) for the major media to crucify her.

When properly prepared, she could give a damn good speech.  Once upon a time even her off the cuff stuff wasn’t too bad.  Obama had in fact palled around with terrorists, namely Ayres. “Drill baby, drill” was not only right, but downright prescient.  In stark contrast to Obama and the progressive movement generally, she once displayed a healthy epistemological humility that folks like me appreciate in a politician — the kind of humility that keeps a person from trying to half-assedly socialize a fifth of the economy with some slap-dash legislation that nobody ever bothered to read.

Naturally, after her career as an office-holder was clearly over, she got lazy. I get it. I’m lazy too.  If I could be paid to crack-wise at CPAC with Big Gulp in hand I’d do it in a heartbeat.

But this Trump endorsement… dang.  I just can’t wrap my head around that one.

Lately I’ve been hearing some gubmint hate against Google and Apple for giving their phones reasonably reliable self-destruct options and miscellaneous encryption.

Hate to break it to y’all, but the high-grade encryption genie is out of the bottle.  Some of the options are even free.

Google and Apple are merely offering accessibility of some modest degree of security such that if you happen to have your phone stolen your entire financial and/or personal life isn’t ruined.

I’m not exactly Mr. Privacy here, but the cost benefit analysis of forcing companies to give law enforcement back-doors is pretty poor.  Truly dangerous criminals will easily circumvent any back-door policy with readily available software.

Iraq; Jeb trips over himself

Posted: May 11, 2015 by socklessjoe in FAIL

Undoubtedly, Jeb was totally tone-deaf in his remarks about whether it was a good idea to invade Iraq.

But it was also a bullshit question.

The biggest thing we didn’t know at the time was how duplicitous the Democrats would be about the war, and the fact that the American people would lose interest.

As it turns out, there actually were WMDs and ties to Al Qaeda (-1- , -2- , -3-, for example).  It’s just that nobody seems to care.

Anybody wonder where Assad got some of his cool toys?

But back to Jeb, the options are (1) say that it wasn’t a good idea, (2) fight the fight.  Number 2 is rather difficult due to the fact that Rove/McClellan squandered their opportunity to set the record straight.  So you should probably go with number 1.

The Iran Letter

Posted: March 15, 2015 by socklessjoe in FAIL, Mideast Madness, Obama's Fault

The GOP’s Stupid Letter” is what the Gipper’s adoptive son called the group letter to the Iranian government signed by 47 Senators.

His argument has a certain familiarity to it; while the GOP actors might be right on some level about the substance, that they did it all wrong.

I really tire of this type of argument.  We heard it with any number of funding bills, filibusters, quasi-filibusters, and other tactics.  It’s almost always bullshit.

With this Iran business, I’m not even sure what a reasonable alternative would have been to the letter.  Obama has clearly failed to take the fucking hint that the Congress opposes this deal on the grounds that it will, at best, lead to an Israeli-Iranian war within a decade, and at worse would lead to a nuclear attack on Israel. Obama is wrong on procedure and policy.

How is it that Republicans are getting the blame for this?  In what possible universe is it the fault of the letter signers that Obama is an ideologically blinded imbecile who can’t be bothered to follow his own Constitution?  And if there were some fault to be found with Republican actions, how does this overshadow Obama’s apparent desire to get Israel nuked?