Saturday, October 29, 2011

Educational Crash Course #96

Another Installment of Diogenes'
  Public Service Educational Series:


'Computer Science 101'

Next in Series: Media Journalism
with the Reverend Al Sharpton

.......Class Dismissed!
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Another Laughable Rant of a Washed-up Leftest Hollywood Actor/Geo-Political Analyst and Expert

From Huffington Blows 
By Steven Webber - You know....The Guy that did that show...uh....


Roger Ailes didn't so much as take a page from Lee Atwater's book as Andy Kaufman's.

It's the most hilarious show in town: the rhetorical gymnastics executed by the Right, taking every hard-fought victory for the United States after decades of reputation-destroying policy failures and outrageously unhinged attitude and twisting, hammering, chopping and screwing them into the feel-bad fabrications about that "evil other" Barack Obama.

Bin Laden's been gone, Qaddafi's ka-dead, and the Arab Spring's been sprung; the unjustly motivated war in Iraq slated to be over; the American people are aroused and assembling. And yet the corporate media is taking the same sought-for outcomes which have wildly eluded the Right and reconstituting them into their kooky contrivances, constructing their alternate realities at odds with what is actually happening in the streets and in the people's houses that line them.

And the comedy continues. Yes, despite real foreign policy victories resulting from direct US intervention or the genius of "leading from behind," achieving goals with uncharacteristically minimal muss and fuss (events that Fox News would have celebrated with a Sousaesque mixture of drenched pants and Old Glory pyrotechnics) the message they transmit is, let's say, somewhat less than positive. They blame Obama for his inability to fix the economy while actively preventing him from doing so. Ba-DUM-bum!

And as the joke is becoming ever more clear and the laughs are starting to come faster and louder, those chosen by the Right to shepherd the next chapter of their Assault On America are reacting to their audience's restlessness and slipping in puddles of their own flowing flop-sweat: Rick Santorum dedicating his life to dragging the country back to a time when people wore big buckles on their hats; Herman Cain giving CEO's even a worse name than they already have; Mitt stuffing his suit with whatever fluff he happens to be standing in at the time; Rick Perry about to go full birther; Michelle Bachmann unable to hide her love of wild-eyed fundamentalism; the now painfully obvious abortion fetish and the glorification of Ayn Rand's malignant, narcissistic sociopathy which permeates all dyed-in-the-wool GOPers; and -- of course -- the relentlessly reflexive kneecapping from the FOX folks and related fiends. It's sedition as vaudeville.

The scale of Right Wing sociopolitical sabotage necessitates a Nuremberg-scale trial for all the corporate agents and treasonous capitalisto-fascist architects of our democracy's current and most pressing misery. From the blatant Republican policy doublespeak emanating from think-tank sponsored word doctors to the outright obstruction and lies expectorated by Republican congressional representatives and senators, the very concept of governance can only be considered once the culprits are removed. Driven to real madness by unadulterated greed they have embraced an ideology, the success of which hinges upon the very ruin of this nation.

But the real joke is that these guys just plain suck at making people laugh except by accident. And the irony is that all these greed-saturated corporate brainiacs should know that you can make as much money -- more, even! WOW! -- by raising people's consciousnesses and expanding their intellects, by inspiring hope and creativity and extolling the virtues of humility and mercy and thrift and cooperation, rather than constantly using obsolete, dumb ass bully tactics to make their money.

But no. It's easier to batter the audience than lift 'em up. It is to laugh.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

If I Were Ignorant, I'd Wear a Mask Too!


"By wearing the film’s mask, the OWS protesters define themselves precisely. They are a group who misrepresent the world in order to promote what sounds like freedom but would, in truth, be slavery.........." Andrew Klavan




From Pajama Media:
"Some of the Occupy Wall Street protesters have been wearing the Guy Fawkes mask from the film V for Vendetta. I think this is appropriate. I have not read the graphic novel on which the movie is based and make no comment on it, but the film itself, which wears the mask of a liberating screed, is in fact one of the most purely fascist American films ever made. It is a despicable apologia for murderous violence against free institutions, and presents a pitifully unrealistic rationalization for some of the most oppressive ideas currently in vogue."
"Like all leftist art, V for Vendetta achieves its occasionally powerful effects by re-writing reality to fit the upside-down progressive imagination. For instance, the film suggests Christianity lies at the heart of political oppression. But in Realworld, no matter what you might like to believe, the simple fact is that Christianity has been in on the ground floor of every truly free society on earth since the fall of Rome. (The one arguable exception is Israel — go figure.) The film depicts the west’s war with Islamo-fascism as an Orwellian mix of racist propaganda and eternal mock-warfare. That in itself is an Orwellian lie. Whatever its merits as a religious philosophy, Islam has produced violent and oppressive states since its beginning — and was oppressive even in its cultural heyday, now almost nine centuries ago. It's difficult to imagine any genuine vision of a free world that does not include the suppression of Islam's violent extremists."
Read more here..
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

President Recommends Slacks for Slackers

Middle Finger News Service - President Obama is urging anyone seeking the many jobs he's  created, to ditch the unemployed look and dress for success if they really want a spot back among the American working class elite.  

Last night, Obama told supporters who paid exorbitant sums of money for a mediocre chicken dinner and to hear him try to speak:
"Listen, people, I'm creating the jobs out there - if you really want back into the American work force, you need to trade in those lounge pants for a pair of slacks and show the rest of us you really want it. This isn't class warfare, this is just some friendly advice from a wealthy employed American to 9.1% of the country."
Obama's non-campaign/campaign bus trip comes as his $447 billion jobs bill remains stuck in the Senate two weeks after introducing it because Senate Democrats "hadn't gotten around to it" yet. Senate Majority Leader "Dingy Harry" Reid (D-NV) acknowledged the delay, saying he and the others had been "a little sidetracked" watching Ken Burn's "Prohibition" series on PBS. 
 "You never know when a future employer could be in the 12 Items Or Less line in front of you at Wal-Mart. You just  never know. I'm not saying you need to be all dolled up when you're filing for your third unemployment extension, but those ratty sweats you're wearing, they were made by offshore workers - dressed in slacks. I think you catch my drift."
Obama has also found himself in a deadlock with congressional Republicans who think the government should let the unemployed dress how they want since they have so little else to hold onto. However, the president says it's this exact mentality that has led to the fashion crisis in Europe and the widespread acceptance of large men in tiny speedos.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A First Lady's Work is Never Done

Our nations First Lady wears many hats, and takes  the responsibilities of her given position seriously. With the President on the road promoting his jobs bill, and the Vice president out doing whatever he does, she takes the opportunity to do some important work for the nation in their absents. 
  
Michelle Obama painting over Joe Biden's 
crayon graffiti in the West Wing restroom

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Is MSNBC and Other Media Complicit in 'Occupy Wall Street' Protest?

Journolist 2.0: Occupy Wall Street Emails Show MSM, Dylan Ratigan, Working With Protesters To Craft Message. 
 
Big Journalism has learned that the Occupy Washington DC movement is working with well-known media members to craft its demands and messaging while these media members report on the movement. Someone has made the emails from the Occupy Wall Street email distro public and searchable. The names in the list are a veritable who’s who in media. 

Journolist 2.0 includes well known names such as MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan, Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi who both are actively participating; involvement from other listers such as Bill Moyers and Glenn Greenwald plus well-known radicals like Noam Chomsky, remains unclear. The list also includes a number of radical organizers, such as Kevin Zeese.


In these emails we see MSNBC’s Ratigan, hawking his book in the footnotes, instructing occupiers on how properly to present their demands and messages while simultaneously appearing on television reporting “objectively” on the story (when he’s not taking part in the protests himself as content.)

See the emails & whole story here.  
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Friday, October 14, 2011

An American Bowel Movement: The OWS Protest

I've been both amused and concerned at pictures and video interviews taken at some of  the NYC 'Occupy Wall Street', and especially the media comparison to the Tea party movement. I whole heartedly support the First Amendment; the public peacefully protesting the establishment's mistakes or perceived wrong doings.

But as usual, the media again has it wrong.  

The comparison doesn't hold true and the whole movement may back fire for many reasons. First, this is just another leftwing hate America movement taking to the streets. The fact they're angry, that people are being unfairly forced to cover the costs of other's mistakes (and bailed out by taxpayers) may hold true, as it is for the TEA party. But the TEA party's focus is having to support, through higher taxation, a deadbeat unskilled socialist welfare state being called for in the streets today.


The media machine trying to give the an impression of a TEA Party like movement, never understood the movement from the beginning. They've been so blinded by their hatred of all opposition of their views that they're incapable of rationally examining their TP's tactics and strategy. 

The OWS crowd believe the TEA Party is a corporate sponsored movement, so they're creating an opposing union sponsored movement without realizing that they're outnumbered by a true grassroots movement with wide support from average taxpaying Americans. What corporation could hire a million people to go to thousands of  rallies nationwide on a single day, and keep it completely hidden from the press.   

OWS allying themselves with labor unions is playing with fire, to say the least. The movement is a mixed bag of differing ideas and philosophies; calls for more government spending which can only be funded by huge increases in debt,  some calling for getting rid of all debt, some for massive taxation and eating the rich. 

You've got factions calling for attacks on the banking structure, factions fighting for greedy unions, factions fighting for Obama, and others wanting his head, factions fighting for a more socialistic governance, factions calling for anarchy and the end of Western Civilization, all with no real, coherent game plan. What happens if something like the  pro-Obama forces, the unions and the college students and their vision of a socialist Utopia, get the upper hand and try to turn the movement into a pillar of support for the corrupt and inept Obama administration? The true anarchists aren't going to fall in line with the union goons. They really want the destruction of the existing social order, not the growth of an already malfeasant organization which has used its power and force, more than any other group, to place our nation and civilization in such a precarious position. Infighting will drag this movement apart and possibly lead to violence.  

Top this all off with high ranking Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, who's fortune was made in part on WALL STREET, not mention voting to bail out the Banks, and Wall Street,  announcing publicly support for the protesters.

And America's favorite multi-millionaire Eco-Capitalist Pig, Al Gore, posted statements of support on his web site yesterday.
 “The message — and the solutions — should be obvious to anyone who has been paying attention since the economy went into a recession that continues to sock the middle class while the rich have recovered and prospered. The problem is that no one in Washington has been listening.” 
So far, there isn't any coherent lists of “demands”, just   sophomoric rants, conflicting and often irrational demands (worthy of Ted Kaczynski) for what this one group, or that group whines for. Basically, the same crap we've heard for years, just turned up a notch.

So in reality, what we have here is basically a loose confederation of disenchanted old hippies and revolutionist trying to relive the 1960's, brainwashed, tragic hipsters with expensive educations bought with money borrowed from BANKS, or the money earned by their parents from the very EVIL CORPORATIONS they protest, opportunity seeking anarchist and filth troublemakers who probably can't hold a job when  they find one anyway.

So for now, if your going to march through the streets, occupy parks and disrupt the everyday lives of people trying to make their way in this society, just put on clown suits and makeup, and at least make it entertaining to us.

Caution: Strong Language and Diminished Mental Capacity


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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Obama/Biden 2012 Will Travel Green When They Campaign in the 57 States

 "The rest of the balloon looks like George Soros…" Mr Chris
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

''From each according to his ability...........".

Image Seized for the Masses from: iMakism.com
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Keith Olbermann in his Element: Wall Street Protesters Living in Filth.

Entering it's fourth week, it is scenes like these that have led some people to accuse the Occupy Wall Street protesters living in New York's financial district of causing unsanitary and filthy conditions. Shocking images from news sources demonstrate the extent to which conditions have deteriorated during demonstrations in downtown Manhattan.

Zuccotti Park, New York City
'Normally the park is cleaned and inspected every week night. But because the protesters refuse to cooperate the park has not been cleaned since Friday, September 16th and as a result, sanitary conditions have reached unacceptable levels,' CBS News reported. New York officals today warned of a dramatic crackdown on Wall Street demonstrators, as the protests spread across America.

Keith 'the tack' Olbermann
Not unexpected, disgraced former MSNBC leftist blowhard and now Current TV network empty suit Keith Olbermann, showed up at the  New York protest to lend his support and do some shameless self- promotion of his basement rated nonsense on Al Gore's pathetic Current Network. Many protesters  are the brain dead leftist that make up Olbermann's  core audience. Olbermann gave no public statements at the event, but who cares what he says anyway.

Hundreds  have been arrested in New York since the protests began last month. On Wednesday, the biggest crowd so far of about 5,000 people marched on New York's financial district, and police used pepper spray on some protesters. But protests for the most part have been non-violent. 

A mixed message is being given in many protest: Multi-Millionaire and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has verbally given support to the protest  ,as has Billionaire George Sorso, both who have made fortunes dealing with large corporations and on Wall Street. The Obama administration is seen to side with the protesters despite the fact their policies have worsened the very situations being protested, and Wall Street is one of the biggest contributers to the Obama power machine. Go figure. 


Yesterday protesters in Washington DC tried to storm and occupy the Smithsonian Air & space Museum, but were turned back by museum security.  Protest organizers predict nationwide momentum will continue to build as groups like highly paid labor movements thugs, employed by the same corporations being protested, join the growing numbers.

There is an interesting take on events at Pundit & Pundett that I encourage you to look at......
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Note to Diogenes' Readers.....

Posted By Diogenes Sarcastica
October, 11th 2011

pla·gia·rize:
v.tr.
To use and pass off (the ideas or writings of another) as one's own.
To appropriate for use as one's own passages or ideas from (another)
.
v.intr.
To put forth as original to oneself the ideas or words of another.
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Recently, while exploring Google blog links , I happened upon an interesting page of glorious rantings. Culture, Politics, Current Affairs, Islam. But as I read through the post, I immediately noticed familiar wording and phrases, and on closer inspection, entire post similar to those I had edited myself. I checked the post against my own and found plagiarism, pure and simple!  After checking the post dates I found I was right. Just one problem; my post were of a later date. 

I found myself guilty of posting, through second party submissions, 
and edited by me, others original material. 

As a result, I contacted the Blog owner and made him aware of the situation, and apology given. I expected the worst. But through a series of Gentlemanly email discussions, post were identified and, at his request, I am in the process of giving proper links and credit.  

Copyright and Intellectual Property rights are serious business, and violations are bad berries in anyone's bowl. Such things must not be tolerated by any of us. The offending submitter of the plagiarized material, which was edited by me without knowledge of the situation, has been dealt with swiftly, and no longer welcome here. I, and only I are responsible for the content of DMF, and take full responsibility.

The owner of the plagiarized blog, Matthew, and I now consider the matter closed, but I feel a public apology is in order to Matthew and also thank him for his understanding and cooperation in settling this in a civil manner. To his credit, he didn't have to, especial after also once having his stuff pilfered by a national television personality and columnist awhile back.

'Diogenes Middle Finger' strives to offer our best possible Satire, Humor and Bitting articles with a heavy dose of Snark, for the purpose of helping verbally kneecap the idiots of our society and what I believe is a inept, corrupt and incompetent administration doing irreparable damage to this country, and shall continue to do so honestly. 

As a result of all this and our series of emails, Matthew and I have come to a tentative agreement to contribute to, and possible crosspoint at each other's blogs. 

So, without further ado, I'm proud to welcome
 Matthew and his readers at

I encourage my readers to visit both regularly and support, as you have me in the past, some of the most colorful collections of rantings and off beat stories to be found anywhere (just bring your helmet with you) . It's also possible to find your way over there with the links provided to the latest posts on the 'Awesome Linkage' blogroll to the right of this page.

And once again, Thank You Matthew!
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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Protesting All Those Evil Corporations

This picture sends the most coherent message I've heard yet out of the Occupy Wall Street Protests:

If that sarcastic humor doesn't make you laugh on 
a Saturday afternoon, then you've got issues.
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Friday, October 7, 2011

We Want.....Things.....an' Stuff......and Junk Like That...

From The Lunatic's Asylum 
 "On the recent phenomena that began with the 'Occupy Wall Street' nonsense, and which has now spread nationwide. We are now witnessing the full range of left-wing stupidity manifested within a series of mass-tantrums that would get far more serious attention if they were more truthfully named."

"Occupy Wall Street would be better served with the more-honest moniker "Come stand in the street like a pretentious doofus Rally", if it's counterpart in Boston were named 'Thumbsuckers and Bedwetters United!", and the completely unhinged bullshit of those who live and die at the welfare trough in New Orleans were to be called by it's proper tag, the "We're Here, We're Stupid, We Wouldn't Even Make an Effort to Save Ourselves From A Hurricane We Watched Cross The Atlantic For A Week on Television, Why Should Anyone Pay Any Attention To Anything We Have To Say?" March."

"I was willing to give the kids a break a few days ago, figuring they were just indulging in the time-honored tradition of the earnest young, and exercising their constitutional right to be a an oblivious asshole. I gave them the benefit of the doubt that at some point in the future, these idiots would eventually use the experience gained at this exercise in futility to learn some lesson about politics and reality that would serve them well later in life.

Apparently, I've given them far too much credit in the intelligence department..........."]

Read More 
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Sometime, So Do I.....

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Secret panel can put Americans on "kill list'

Reuters - There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House's National Security Council, several current and former officials said. Neither is there any law establishing its existence or setting out the rules by which it is supposed to operate.

In an ironic turn, Obama, who ran for president denouncing predecessor George W. Bush's expansive use of executive power in his "war on terrorism," is being attacked in some quarters for using similar tactics. They include secret legal justifications and undisclosed intelligence assessments.


Read the Story Here 
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Monday, October 3, 2011

President Seen Buying the Nation's First Lady Lingerie for Anniversary Gifts

Evidently, Victoria's Secret was already closed.
Yeah, we'll go with that....

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

An Alternative View on the Killing of Al-Awlaki

A very thought provoking post from 
one of my favorite Bloggers Fuzzy Slippers

Are We Really Awake?

"Okay, so I've mostly avoided reading what my fellow conservatives are saying about the death of al whatz'its. Mostly because we all agree that it's a good thing that the terrorist is dead, American or not. And partly because I don't agree with most people and find, to my shock, that I actually agree with . . . ugh . . . Ron Paul and *double ugh* the ACLU. There I said it. Anyway, so I dropped a couple comments here and there, and no one seemed to really understand what I was saying or why, so I just shrugged it off until I read our dear Silverfiddle's post that had a quick comment on it. We went back and forth, and then he declared a ceasefire, suggesting via email that we each post on the topic so we could have a good-natured inter-blog debate......."

Please read the entire post and comments at Fuzzy Logic
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