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Perpetually unimpressed

The sign and pole had been been crunched, uprooted, and left on a slight, grassy hill leading up to an apartment complex, beside a busy road. At the bottom of the pole was a chunk of cement, which had once anchored it to the ground. At the middle, the pole was sharply bent, where it had obviously been hit by a car. At the top was the sign, that said "No pedestrian crossing."

I noticed this minor mess just before jaywalking across the street, right where the sign used to be. On thinking it over, it's a minor victory. People 1, Sign 0

Cars and drivers should never have the right-of-way over a human, on any street. It's public property, and we the people — not Ford and Nissan — are the public. We should be free to cross wherever we wish. 

It would be nice to have even one employee at a busy transit center, like the one in Burien. Even someone locked behind the glass in the long-abandoned information booth, someone who never emerged from the booth, would make passengers feel safer.

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Thursday,
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But, nope. The only employees at a transit center are the bus drivers, and they're only parked there for a break, a few minutes, and then they drive away.

Bum staffing levels are always high, though. Depending on the time of day, there'll be as few as four vagrants on duty, or as many as twenty. For my ride this morning, there were ten or so bums, but passengers had them outnumbered.

It gets uncomfortable in the early mornings or late evenings, when bums are the majority. Can't imagine it's very inviting for new commuters.

I'm a big guy, so nobody messes with me, but old ladies, young women, men who aren't musclebound? They're going to be ill at ease, and nervous bus riders look for other ways to get where they need to be.

Yeah, it's expensive, but have some smarts, Metro. The stations need to be staffed, especially in off-peak hours. 

It's been a while since I've seen the occasional recurring news items where some comic book villain like Tucker Carlson or Alex Jones goes to dinner at a restaurant, and the other customers taunt him. It's the closest such bastards will ever come to justice, so I'd like to see more news like that, please.

Where do you imagine Alex Jones goes to breakfast? At any restaurant, a cook or a waitress who recognized him might spit in his soup, pee in his eggs, or simply tell him to eat elsewhere. 

Sad fact, of course, is that monsters like Jones don't eat out. They simply buzz their personal chef and tell him what they want.

When I need to pee in the middle of the night, I don't put on pants and traipse across the kitchen, hope the bathroom isn't occupied, lift the seat, pee, flush, come back to my room, and drop trou. It's easier to use my pisspot.

Very simple. It's a jar with a lid and a wide mouth, sitting atop a table that's exactly at dick height. Unscrew the lid, pee, re-screw the lid, go back to sleep.

This morning I forgot the part where I unscrew the lid. Stood there peeing about eight ounces before wondering, where's that familiar sound of urine blasting into the pisspot? Whole lotta splatter on the carpet.

And now, the news you need,
whether you know it or not

Biden warns that "Big Lie" Republicans imperil American democracy 

I am perpetually unimpressed with President Joe Biden. This is a speech he should've made years ago, but he waits until a week before the mid-term elections, when millions of Americans have already voted, and millions of idiots will assume it's just political grandstanding.

We're where we are because weasely wimpy Democrats like Biden have said so little for so long about where we're headed.

Parkland school shooter sentenced to life in prison without parole for 2018 massacre 

I mostly clicked and read this to understand why it's taken 4½ years to convict the killer, which the article doesn't explain.

This was the first I'd read that he'd been in Junior ROTC, so why am I not surprised?

And this bit is simply hilarious: "[Judge] Scherer also garnished his commissary funds until all costs and restitution are paid." So the Parkland School killer gets no candy bars, for the rest of his life.

$7-million for fucking around 

This is amusing. Some rich bastard cheats on his wife, promises he'll never cheat again, and signs a "post-nuptual agreement" promising to pay her $7-million if he does. He cheats again, because once a schmuck always a schmuck, and then tries to wiggle out of paying her. 

Trump sues again to block New York Attorney General's investigation

Until there was Trump, do you remember anybody filing lawsuits to stop investigations?

"Just asking questions" guy really wants you to believe just asking questions will get you in trouble 

Federal judge orders armed right-wing goons intimidating Arizona voters to knock it off — and to post a truth online

One-word newscast,
because it's the same news every time…

Climate change isn't 'coming', it's underway. It'll kill billions, and we're not doing squat about it.  

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All cops are bastards, or they know who the bastard cops are and do nothing about it, which is the same thing.  

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Republicans are the enemy of common sense, common decency, simple truth, and democracy.  

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Other links I liked

From horror to "False Flag" to "Next" in seven easy steps 

How a Cherokee leader ensured his people's language survived

Cool visualization of the growth of Chicago's transit system 

Ann Hodges gets smacked by a meteorite

UFOs over Nuremberg 461 years ago

Wow! Signal

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The End

Pablo Eisenberg 

Ian Hamilton 

Max Maven


11/3/2022  

Cranky Old Fart is annoyed and complains and very occasionally offers a kindness, along with anything off the internet that's made me smile or snarl. All opinions fresh from my ass. Top illustration by Jeff Meyer. Click any image to enlarge. Comments & conversations invited.
 
Tip 'o the hat to Linden Arden, ye olde AVA, BoingBoing, Breakfast at Ralf's, Captain Hampockets, CaptCreate's Log, John the Basket, LiarTownUSA, Meme City, National Zero, Ran Prieur, Voenix Rising, and anyone else whose work I've stolen without saying thanks.
 
Extra special thanks to Becky Jo, Name Withheld, Dave S, Wynn Bruce, and always Stephanie...

1 comment:

  1. >This morning I forgot the part where I unscrew the lid.

    I had a cat. Still have one, but this is a different cat. Old cat was so fucking stupid that I used to have to close the toilet lid, because he'd jump up and fall in if the lid was open.

    Well, I was told one misty morning to stop closing the lid, because my sweetie, in a 3 AM fog, sometims just sits and pisses, without looking.

    The obvious solution is to just open your goddamn eyes, but who am I to argue?

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