The Headless Beast

Romney is sticking to the lie that he had nothing to do with Bain Capital management after 1999.  Simple question for the press.  Who was managing Bain Capital after 1999?  It is called journalism.  I don’t get paid to do it which probably explains why I am so much better at it than the pros.


Spoiling For a Fight

What about jobs for all the war vets soon to be home from Afghan? The US Chamber of Commerce can’t be relying on all of them to commit suicide upon return to the US, even though I would have to admit that strategy has been alarmingly successful.

Lately, almost all the union news coming out of the USA has been pretty negative.  Union busting is at a fever pitch in the states.  The animosity of the 1% most successful Americans towards collective bargaining is even more vicious than a Mississippi Baptist’s derision of gays, and that’s saying something indeed!  

Greedy rich people The best and brightest of our citizens, haven’t flung this much totally outrageous bullshit money and power against organized labor since the days of the original robber barons.

Organized labor is almost always portrayed in media as lazy, overpaid, criminal types.  Gruff, gnarly bastards and lazy slackards.  The kind of crazy sonsabitches who demanded all kinds of luxury employment benefits, you know, like health insurance and bathroom breaks.  Jimmy Hoffa thus became the ugly face of the “working man’s friend” in anti-labor lore.

Business leaders fear that hydration during periods of difficult outdoor work could lead to lucidity in workforce that complicates their attempts at brainwashing.

If only the Catholic penchant for controlling other people’s sexuality had been as subdued by the illegal machinations of those hundreds of pedophile priests, as labor was undone by this one corrupt man, the Pope would now be forced into handing out condoms at sermons and openly embracing homosexual marriage!  The Catholics have obviously got much better control of disaster public relations than the labor movement could ever dream of.  The financial “patriots” of today have totally painted over the true American historical labor landscape more fully than the Pope has whitewashed rampant reports of boy buggery.  But I digress.

Dispatching Mr. Hoffa and successfully rewriting the collective social memories of the truly patriotic, hard working UNION men and women, wasn’t nearly enough to satisfy the never ending lust for gold of the “dressage” class.

Today’s idle rich are no longer content to give away even their table scraps.

They are always salivating, willing to go tooth-to-tooth with the hungriest hounds in the poor peoples party, for the last bit of table scraps.  American workers are now being forced into confrontations with management over the right to eat garbage:

“Let them eat cake!” was already taken.

Rejoice American Workers!!  Let us all mark this day in 2012 that union workers were able to cling to their time-honored, and hard-fought right to eat FREE garbage!!

“Listen to me Pig, you’ll get my garbage when you pry my cold dead gums off of it!”

With this latest legal episode exposed, we have absolute confirmation that the behind-the-curtains activities by the butcher barons of American capitalism are just as bad as they were in the era of Upton SinclairThe barbarism in the boardroom does not have an expiration date.

I do fear that if American labor is forced to continue fighting for and consuming pig slop that the evolutionary guardrails might get pushed in directions only imagined in the deviant minds of left leaning hippy artists;

It’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature.


Momentarily pause for maladroit misanthropes and Tea Party readers to quash the queasy feeling in their guts with a good helping of Freedom Fries.

Somebody must be held accountable for the theft decline of American standards, and since Jimmy Hoffa has all the contemporary relevance of a rotary dial telephone, and any union labor approximating the “look and feel” of the aforementioned (UAW and Teamster) variety has all been crushed and left to starve in Detroit, a new “enemy” of the people needed to be found.  The ability to manufacture new enemies out of thin air is a particular specialty of rightwing politicians and the businessmen who buy them.

Welcome to the brave new world of corporate person-hood my friends, where teachers, firemen and police are attacked as the latest miscreants to gum-up the machinations of disaster capitalists.  Yeah, that really is their lunatic fringe position and they are sticking to it.

I don’t know how I know exactly how the Rovewellian mind-crafters managed to get America so riled up about teachers, firemen and police, but it says something (not good) about the power of scientific marketing and unlimited money when you can effectively demonize a good man like Sheriff Andy Taylor while simultaneously slandering the valuable work of his girlfriend, (and school teacher) Helen Crump.

They also want to force Aunt Bee to stock shelves at the Walmart in Raleigh until she is eighty, and they’d be happy for young Opie to work chained to a production machine of one sort or another, but he is safe for now, since there are so very few machines of production currently in operation.


Killing The E-Cat

Another day in the never-ending E-cat charade. Since my last post, Defkalion is asserted (by the same set of shady sources) to have “tested” their “new and improved” E-cat. One is left to speculate on the ease of improving upon a fantasy device, but let’s play along anyway.

The obvious question is, “How did the tests go?”. According to (always unverifiable-duh) reports, the Defkalion tests were SAFETY tests and not meant to prove/test output power or efficiency. I am quite sure the big pile of junk they are trying to pass off as a fusion device is safe unless it falls on you (or you stub your toe on the unit by accident). So from where I am sitting, it looks to be just another in the long line of ECat stalling techniques, sure to keep the hopeless rubes excited but never really addressing whether the fantasy device actually functions.

Hold the presses. Looks like the initial reports on tests for safety are now being rewritten (because how do you test the safety of a non functional product!?). Here is the bit of PR fluff designed to patch over the earlier safety announcement test:

Mr. Lewan is reporting the test was conducted on February 24th and that it was not focused on safety because the product is not ready yet for such tests.

I love this next bit of misdirection:

To complicate things, the tests are being performed on bare reactors without cooling – the same reactors that are part of the Defkalion heating product called Hyperion.

“To complicate things…”, as if that wasn’t part of the entire E-cat ruse…LOL. I have to admit it is hard to add sarcasm to such blatant bogusness, specially the part about running the “reactor” without coolant. I guess this was the China Syndrome simulation? So we are left with news of an E-cat test that measured absolutely NOTHING. That is a smashing success in the world of ECat circle jerkers.

To engender even more respectability (not) into the mix, Defkalion has reportedly shut down their company blog forum. Of course it is too much trouble managing a (scam) forum when you have the real work of fooling people to contend with. To add even more “respectability” to the effort, Defkalion tosses in “throw away” info on the ever-present (and always mute) mysterious government officials on hand to witness their “tests”.

As to my poll on why the tests would fail? I didn’t see the “safety test” misdirection coming, but isn’t it telling that we’re suppose to worry about the safety of a device that hasn’t yet even been shown to function?! I expect the next “test” will be on the durability of the E-cat (the paint on the exterior of the unit but not the unit itself). Anything to keep from having to prove the dam thing actually works.

For grins and chuckles, I offer the following “news” taken from the myriad E-cat blogs. Suffice to say that the comments section of many of these latter day MySpace Ecat blogs is even more incredulous:

The Greek government has neither confirmed nor denied its involvement in the test, but it is most probably informed. (my emphasis)

No specific details or results have been released. For the Greek government’s position they neither confirmed nor denied its involvement in the test, but it most probably took place. (my emphasis)


Hot Air vrs. Hot Water

Some guy named Rossi claims to have a device called an E-cat that mysteriously produces nearly free hot water through a process that is not thoroughly described.  His public tests of the device are riddled with experimental oversights/errors/manipulations that we’ve all come to expect from these ongoing free energy enthusiasts.  In spite of (or in place of?) an actual working commercial prototype, Rossi has been making near daily pronouncements concerning the production arrangements he’s making for the delivery of ONE MILLION E-cats.  In lieu of a proper scientific demo, Rossi and his supporters conveniently offer that a ‘mystery customer’ is in possession of a working unit.  Suffice it to say that there is equal uncertainty in the grandiosity of the business claims made by Mr. Rossi as well.  Here’s a link to a website that reprints Rossi stuff regularly.  The comments section is really a wonder to behold.

There is a GUESS THE MYSTERY CLIENT link at the aforementioned website where I offered the following guess:


First rule of mystery customer e-cat fantasy fight club is that we get to make up the rules as we go along. That’s mostly a tribute to THE MAN (Rossi) because that is his modus operandi as well. Rule number two: See number one.

Hmm. Which imaginary mystery customer can I come up with that will top the list of witty and humorous offerings already offered for….err….analysis? It’ll be hard to limit myself to JUST one as I find ridiculing LENR hyperbole is at least as delicious as a Lays potato chip.

Today however, I offer the definitive SINGLE answer (in lieu of a bunch of fantasyland bullcrap – I think we’ve all had as much of that as we can take in a lifetime), as free of satire and irony as any post you have ever seen me posit.

I fully expect that once I expose this information (which I have no real excuse for having), it will (in lieu of definitively knowing the actual ‘mystery’ customer…lol) become the defacto solution. I expect it to be cut and pasted widely around the net. I await the applause of the cheering masses with the enthusiasm Rossi displays when responding to questions on his blog. Questions that are obviously emanating from couch-bound cheeto munching 40-year-old guys typing furiously on their laptops from the basement of their parents home as they breathlessly share their latest insights into the musings of theoretical physics. Who knew there was so much collective wisdom in folks just a couple credits shy of their associates degree at the local community college??….But I digress.

You’re ALL probably wondering why I am wasting all this time withholding this explosive and mind-blowing news, but in tribute to Rossi’s cut and pasting of all those meeleon preorders out of his email and blog comments section into his Franklin Day planner, I felt it behooved me to show a similar.. restraint .. in my own declarative process. The backstory to the business aspects of the E-cat, like sex (and an actual workings E-cat), are best served up slowly and with the lights dim enough to hide the warts and wrinkles.

All public demonstrations of the E-cat device are to be accompanied by supporting documentation that is as free of conclusive facts as 1970′s porn is free of focus and that’s not an easy task indeed. I have chosen to breach this barrier and tally no more!!!! To wit:


Radio Shack, doing business under the acquired business name of Tandy Leather (it’s got an N in it somewhere and it’s in Texas!). which they bought up innocently enough in 1963. But the thing to remember is that N is really CODE for R (Radio Shack) and meant as a diversion to keep the curious distracted. Radio Shack is a huge electronics giant in the US. Their research department spotted something a lot of people are just NOW starting to figure out. They actually chose to use N as the diversionary letter because it’s four spaces earlier in the alphabet than R (Radio Shack) and those four spaces are reported by insiders at Radio Shack HQ as a metaphor of the four space truncation we around here refer to as LENR!!

Midway thru 2000, upon taking notice of the advancements in CF post Pons-Fleishman, Radio Shack obviously came up with a daring strategy. If not for the scrutiny of being at the center of the most historic energy shift in history, it might otherwise have gone unnoticed. Just read the first paragraph under the Wikipedia page for Radio Shack! I don’t make the news people, I just report it. Look it up:

What the hell you say there Tim? Well, hear me out. Rossi is from the Italian side of the Martini & Rossi wine family. It’s common knowledge that Italians favor fine leather almost as much as fine wine. Processing hardened leather involves a step where boiling water is involved ( giving Tandy a plausible excuse for approaching Rossi as a trusted customer in the first place. Radio Shack was smart to formally extinguish the Tandy brand name over ten years ago when they first envisioned this scenario—making it much more difficult for Rossi to make the Radio Shack – Tandy connection!!

Radio ShackTandy approaches Rossi to buy a unit for ‘hardening leather”. Rossi, feeling an affinity for an industry that is well established in his mother country decides that Tandy would make an excellent test customer. Rossi is however, totally unaware that Radio Shack actually owns Tandy Leather and is really gunning on getting it’s top people (kids 8-14 Some soldering required) involved in reverse engineering the e-cat Rossi sold to Tandy Leather. It’s pretty obvious if you don’t think about it.

Radio Shack will be selling cloned E-cats under the Optimus label before Christmas next year. You will be pointing this post out to your progeny for generations as the revelatory equivalent of Jesus on a piece of toast. Yes indeed. That’s just how important this bit of news really is.


Credit Card Criminality of Christmas Past

It’s that time of year when the banksters decide how much bonus$$ they can bestow deserve.  Seems as good a time as any to replay a scan of an actual bill I  received from my Sears Mastercard a couple years ago.

Zero overdue.   No cash advances.  Less than a $200 balance on a $5500 limit.  Paid more during the billing cycle than I charged that month.   Out of nowhere there’s a $39 ‘other charge’ thrown in……