Absolutely Amazing Comeuppance for the "Fag Bashers"

So, Westboro Baptist Church (a/k/a "God Hates Fags" fucknuts), claim that Anonymous sent them messages trying to hack the Church, but that the Church and Jesus-H-Christ saved them where Amazon, eBay, Mastercard and Visa failed.

What happens next is pure classic fucking comedy cold. In a confrontation, Anonymous claims that the alleged "attacks" never happened, or were orchestrated by the Phelps Phreaks. Roper-Phelps, the mouthpiece for this vile "religious institution", then claims that nothing, no one...absolutely nothing can silence the church or shut down their words..."

Gotta' really see what happens, beginning at the 2:10 mark

Roper-Phelps  "I'm talking to a little Jew guy" 
Little Jew Guy "well, your websites are down now..."

Look on face? Classic.

I didn't realize that their version of a sodomy-obsessed, America-loathing, funeral-protesting,  fag-hating god was a n00b!

Seriously, 10 minutes long but a case study in unintended irony, schadenfreude and good ole' fashioned comeuppance. Good job, Anonymous. Again.


The Albuquerque Spooge-Merchant is at it again....

Two weeks ago, I told you the frankly revolting, horrendous story of the Albuquerque deli man who was delivering a little something extra in the yogurt samples passed out to female patrons.

If you don't remember, then let this KRQE report fill you in:

A customer at an Albuquerque supermarket insisted last week that there was something gross in a yogurt sample an employee gave her while she was shopping.

Turns out she was right.

An Albuquerque police source said a Greek yogurt sample a Sunflower Market employee handed a customer was tainted with semen.

"I completely think it is disgusting," one customer said.

"Foul, beyond words," said another customer said walking out of the supermarket on Corrales Road and Alameda in Northwest Albuquerque Friday night.

Police got the test results earlier this week and told News 13 on Friday, the yogurt handed out by Anthony Garcia, 31, during his shift at the supermarket did in fact have semen in it.

"Absolutely disgusting; there is no way to justify that on any level," customer Keith Powell said.

Safest, sanest picture I could find...

Apparently, it wasn't just one isolated incident.  After the police did a follow-up, which involved testing the Sunflower's Greek Yogurt, they found a lot more of the guy's little swimmers.

Albuquerque police said DNA tests showed Sunflower Market employee Anthony Garcia gave his semen to a female customer disguised as a free yogurt sample, and police sources said the man may have tried the same thing at a different Sunflower location

There is no way to sugar coat this (poor pun?), but I can't think of anything more revolting than eating a stranger's refrigerated, yogurt-laced semen. Well, I can, but you know what I'm saying...At any rate, welcome to a nice prison sentence for battery, you nasty fucker. And, better hope that one of those ladies doesn't have an unforgiving boyfriend/hubby/Sig O, or you might (justifiably) be beaten within an inch of your life.

That said, the original proclamation stands: I'm done with yogurt.

 Come on, baby...let's do a lil' "Greek yogurt"...


Friday: Sanity renewed

The Shadow had a sucky week, even for a very sucky February. Been dealing with tons of real world issues, fighting a terrible sinus infection, and a busy week at the office.

But, sanity has been restored: Just in time for the weekend and an opportunity to detail my car, and go on a Dragon Age: Origins/Awakening marathon. In other words; relaxation :)

Got some hopefully interesting stuff on the horizon for you today, in the meanwhile, sit back, and enjoy the dulcet tones of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Mercy Seat.


Pessimism abounds...

I'm going to just leave this right here for your consumption....

It's just a simple Malthus Curve, showing the Peak Oil, which it appears that Saudi Arabia has already hit.

Pay attention to this curve, it's going to be important in a second.

So, a new study conducted by some high-minded intellectuals, researchers and scientists in D.C. tell use what we all sorta' secretly fear, and which rightly gives a good number of us pause. We are merely in the deep breath before the plunge. Your world truly is going to hell in a handbasket. 

How so, you ask? Well, besides the peak oil dimming the entire global economic machine, reducing entire swaths of the industrial world to an ill-prepared tribalism, we've got some other grim things to ponder...most notable of which is our friend, Malthus, the eccentric and pessimistic 18th century researcher that noted that human population will eventually outstrip food and resource production. That is, population grows geometrically, while supply grows arithmetically. 

The United Nations has predicted the global population will reach seven billion this year, and climb to nine billion by 2050, "with almost all of the growth occurring in poor countries, particularly Africa and South Asia," said John Bongaarts of the non-profit Population Council.

To feed all those mouths, "we will need to produce as much food in the next 40 years as we have in the last 8,000," said Jason Clay of the World Wildlife Fund at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

"By 2050 we will not have a planet left that is recognizable" if current trends continue, Clay said.
The swelling population will exacerbate problems, such as resource depletion, said John Casterline, director of the Initiative in Population Research at Ohio State University.

 Told y'all.

What this will create is an entirely bifurcated world of the uber-affluent, and everyone else. The "everyone else", will face extreme resource competition, be that lebensraum, comestibles, Pokemon trading cards, whatever. Then, in some sick fucking Galt's Gulch dystopia, increased militarization and ever-growing corporate hegemony ensues. End result? Total resource war.

We're already seeing the first pawns move in this game. If anyone had any doubts about the strategic importance of Afghanistan for the Baku oil pipeline; the presence of U.S. soldiers in Nigeria's oil fields; the isolation and surrounding of Venezuela --to say nothing of Saudi, Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait and Iraq, well, let me be the first to disabuse you of your naivete. We will be, and have been, the  agressor in this global resource grab. And, will, as the report predicts, be the ones to spur the resource wars and global conflicts over ever-scarcer goods. 

Prepare to see a lot more of this...

That is not to say that resource wars are the be-all end-all of civilization. In fact, most conflicts are over resources: be that reproduction opportunities, food, land, minerals...whatever. But, peaceniks holding out hope that things will get better? Not a chance. The board is set, the conditions are ripe, and it's time to watch the world burn now, I guess.

Sleep tight.


Monday's got a Malthusian Nightmare....

Techincally off today, but with depos tomorrow and Wednesday, I thought I'd give a series of stories with grim interconnectedness today: The death of our biosphere, resource wars, overpopulation and general fucked-upness within the next four decades.


In the meanwhile, please enjoy Nuclear Assault's seminal  Critical Mass. You could call these guys prototypical New York speed metal/thrash. But, like Slayer and all Devastation and Anthrax and all of the "speed bands" contemporaries, these guys are one short step removed from punk. Even closer, I'd say, since they are overtly political. And damned sure lefty.

Critical Mass addresses all of the things more and more relevant with each passing day, features a dead-sexy Jessica Haun lounging by a refinery, and, because they were pretty serious about lyrics, even has a yellow-bouncy ball for the lyrics.

Good shit. Enjoy.