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Rest easy, citizens of Gardena

Illustration via Phil McAndrew

Councilman Steve Bradford is on the case.  Having single-handedly done away with all crime, poverty and quality of life issues in your city, Mr. Bradford has decided to focus his attention on the evil scourge that continues to threaten society; sagging pants.  Avert your eyes, lady folk.   There are adolescent boxer shorts in plain sight! The Daily Breeze tells the tale:

Gardena city officials will discuss a proposed ordinance Tuesday to ban wearing saggy pants and allow police officers to ticket offenders.

Yes, that’s right: saggy pants – as in, pants that hang down below the waist and expose several inches of underwear or skin.

Councilman Steve Bradford introduced the ordinance, arguing that the fashion amounts to indecent exposure.

"The average young African-American or Latino who is stopped usually is profiled based on what they’re wearing and how they’re wearing it," Bradford said at a recent City Council meeting.

"We can circumvent that by asking for folks to please wear their pants at a respectable level. I think it goes a long way in eliminating police contact and eliminating biases by the general public."

Or, you can circumvent that by not profiling the average young African-American or Latino because of how they’re wearing their clothing in the first place, Steve.  How about allowing those citizens the right to go about their daily lives without being harassed because of how they choose to dress? You know, the same thing you’d do for everyone else?

The first Gardena Council member who proposes an ordinance banning Steve Bradford from proposing any more idiotic ordinances will get a big fat donation from yours truly.


Because people keep asking me what I think about Sarah Palin

The fact that you or I have to waste brain cells committing that dim-witted rube’s name to memory is the smoking gun that proves how broken and insufficient the political process is in this country.  If we had anything close to an intelligent, informed populace, that Jesus-freak would have been briefly ridiculed like the village idiot that she is, and then promptly dismissed from the national stage.

What a stupid fucking country we are.


Let’s check in on that other war, shall we?

You know.  The one that Obama thinks is the "the right battlefield."  How’s that working out?  If you’re an Afghan civilian, not so well. 

BBC News:

There is convincing evidence that 60 children and 30 adults were killed in a US air strike in western Afghanistan last Friday, the United Nations says.  

But I’m sure that once he’s elected and increases military spending and shifts more troops into Afghanistan, things there will get much, much better.  Just like they did in Iraq!



Harry Taylor, I salute you!


North Carolinaaaaa! Come on and raise up! (c) Petey Pablo


Seriously. Stop snitching.

 From The LA Times:

Deputies say they found live marijuana plants valued at more than $7 million inside a vacant Apple Valley home after receiving an anonymous tip on a hotline.

Also, you can add Apple Valley to the list of the many LA area cities that local news outlets reference and I have absolutely no fucking idea where they are. Wherever it is, I know the price of weed just shot up.


Is this the kind of change he’s talking about?

Last week, everybody’s All-American, Barack Obama, had this to say about his foreign policy ideas.

"The truth is that my foreign policy is actually a return to the traditional bipartisan realistic policy of George Bush’s father, of John F. Kennedy, of, in some ways, Ronald Reagan."

Ummm…someone should really explain to the Senator how many people around the world were murdered either directly by the US military or indirectly as a result of our weapons or cover actions thanks to the "traditional bipartisan realistic" policy of those esteemed leaders.

Here’s an example of Reagan’s foreign policy at work. It focuses on Nicaragua, but spend a few minutes on YouTube or Google video and you can find similar news stories and documentaries about Vietnam, East Timor, El Salvador, Chile ,etc that tell the same story.  Unfortunately, what passes for a journalism in this country are inane, unimportant stories about what Obama’s preacher said, or how many idiotic Americans still think he’s a Muslim instead of substantive critique of his position on the issues. Fuck that guy.


Does the Bush administration even know what irony means?

Image via Flickr user ::Wendy::

They can’t, can they?  From The New York Times:

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Turkey must limit its military operations against Kurdish guerrillas in northern Iraq to days or a couple of weeks rather than months, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Wednesday.

Gates, who is due to meet Turkish officials in Ankara on Thursday, said Turkey should not rely on military action alone in dealing with guerrillas in the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), but also find ways to improve economic and social conditions.

"It’s very important that the Turks make this operation as short as possible and then leave, and to be mindful of Iraqi sovereignty," Gates told reporters in New Delhi on Wednesday before leaving for Ankara.

Ironically, reading shit like this makes me want a nice glass of Pinot Noir. 



Dennis Kucinich sure is crazy, huh?



OK. Truth time. (c) Master Shake

While Obama tours with homophobes and Hilary panders to baseball fans, my man Dennis just goes about the business of keeping it real.

Plus, he’s got jokes.


Mos Def said it would be like this

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October, 2007


Gov. Sonny Perdue declared a state of emergency in most of Georgia on Saturday, and called on President Bush to recognize that the historic drought had created a disaster for 85 counties.

Mos Def

 October, 1999

tell your crew use the H2 in wise amounts since
it’s the New World Water; and every drop counts
You can laugh and take it as a joke if you wanna
But it don’t rain a full week some summers
And it’s about to get real wild in the half
You be buying Evian just to take a fuckin bath


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