Posts Tagged ‘Oh’ Bummer’

Below are summarized 2021 (+ vaccine) numbers % change relative to 2020 (- vaccine)


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Received today in my hotmail inbox:


There is an unclaimed benefit from a deceased client with the same surname as yours. Contact me for more details.

With your surname.

Absolutely, darling “Jinny Pantur Sianturi” – right after you explain to me:  if you already have my “surname”, why do you want me to contact you “with it”?

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6 killed to save 1

Watch while it’s still available

Expert’s comment:

Самое интересное на 4:23 – это называется protocol violation. Напоминаю, что все получатели вакцины и пласебо в этот момент blinded and randomized. А сам violation может в принципе быть что угодно – не пришел вовремя получить, заболел, умер. Пришел получить, но был в полосочку и не стали делать. На обычной стадии это всегде 50/50. У Пфайзеровской оказалась разница в 5 раз (в %). Одно это должно сделать стадию invalidated.

А вот это уже чистый фрод. Записать парализованного человека как “abdominal pain”? Ну, наверно, боль тоже есть. За это судили Мерк с Вайоксом. Именно за фрод на стадии. Class action settlement was about 5 billion + a lot of individual lawsuits

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is  immeasurably inadequate. Think about this:

Last year, Governor Andrew Cuomo enacted “Matilda’s (after his mother) Law,” a protective order for all New York state citizens over the age of 70, who are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus.

[…] She (Maria Cuomo, sister) was the executive producer of 2012’s The Invisible War, a documentary about sexual assault in the US military that won a Peabody, an Emmy, and was nominated for an Oscar.

[…]The governor of New York was married to Kerry Kennedy, the seventh child of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, for 15 years, from 1990 to 2005 (the tabloids dubbed the union “Cuomolot”) [And now we know why it took so long to get rid of him]

[…]Cara’s twin sister, Mariah (2 of his 3 daughters), attended Brown University where she majored in history and wrote for the college newspaper. She is an associate at Teneo, a global communications and advisory firm.[Where did I hear the name of this firm, fairly recently? Ah!The boss of PR firm Teneo has today resigned as chairman and chief executive after claims of drunken misconduct at a star-studded fundraising concert.[…]The Financial Times reported that Kelly behaved inappropriately at a party linked to the concert. This behaviour is said to have included the non-consensual touching of women.”] Make of it what you will...

Quotes from a sycophantic (of course) article at Town&Country. However they try to spin it, it’s over for Cuomo.

At least for now.



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Yeah, totally



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Architect of disaster

The is what the profession had come to. Wet dream of all architectural bosses all around the country. Career pinnacle for social-engineers-thru-architecture: candidate to Mayor of NYC. Although, looking at the other 34…

Shaun Donovan

Photo: Bebeto Matthews/AP/Shutterstock

Age: 54
Latest job: Senior strategist to the president of Harvard University
Résumé high points: Donovan was secretary of Housing and Urban Development and director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Obama and was the administration’s point man for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. In New York, he was commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration.
Pet issues: Donovan has already put climate change at the core of his bid for mayor, issuing a lengthy policy plan that seeks to double down on the city’s environmental policies. As the city’s biggest contributors of greenhouse-gas emissions, new construction and how buildings are operated would see a spate of environmentally friendly changes under that plan.
Design cred: He did a stint as an architect in Italy and has an M.A. in architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard.

And this potz “spent time in Italy as an architect!”  All the talk re: noble influence of art…

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What he said:

When it comes to the Democrats and Biden, my gifts for incandescent vituperation are probably not equal to the task of being either original or amusing enough to make up for preaching to the choir

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Текст в телефоне, непрошеный-незваный:

*Hi, it’s Asha, a MoveOn volunteer. I believe that no matter what we look like or where we’re from, we deserve real leaders who govern for all of us – not just the wealthy few. MoveOn members & voters like you are mobilizing to beat Donald Trump & elect Joe Biden. Will you support Joe Biden for president? Reply YES & we’ll share periodic texts from MoveOn’s XXXXXX number about how you can make a difference. (Message And Data Rates May Apply)


On the contrary, Asha, it is joe biden who will be beaten and our revered Mr President D. TRUMP will be rightly reelected.
On this note, stop your unsolicited propaganda and remove my name and phone number from your lists.

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Went to a much anticipated concert at Pier17 yesterday night.


Sound: Horribly loud, no nuance, “all treble”.


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Doc said it:

As bad as this has been for Kavanaugh personally(SHE started this, no sympathy), for the republic – it has been far worse. We have seen our Senatus Majora in all its splendor. The institution REEKS of bias, emotion, partisanship, favor, and duplicity. There is NO integrity, including from my senator who was represented on the committee. All of them, to a single individual showed the worst that is a representative republican nation of laws. The Dems were worse, but only by fractional degree. Do they think we cannot see them playing to the audience/camera? Do they think we endorse this in our representatives? Do they imagine for one second that even the most partisan of us want this kind of personal Antigone played out on MSNBC? Complete with liberal interpretation of Creon and Oedipus? Oh the horror of it all.

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Every name is a Wiki article


In 2013, Amanat [ Huma Abedin’s cousin] partnered with Russian businessman Vladislav Doronin to purchase a high-end resort* for over $350 million. Doronin moved from Russia to Switzerland to work for Marc Rich, who escaped the United States after he was indicted for fraud and illegal trading with Iran. Rich was pardoned by former President Bill Clinton on his last day in the White House. USA Today reports:

Clinton’s motive for pardoning Rich on his last day in office was questioned because Rich’s ex-wife, Denise Rich, was a wealthy Democratic donor who made a $450,000 donation to Clinton’s presidential library foundation and more than $100,000 to Hillary Clinton’s Senate campaign.


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инь с янь, и вместе им не бывать.


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, а голова же в огне! А пепел-то стучит! И у полсотни комментаторов так же сердце рвётся  – за свою страну, за Америку! Только страна не ваша, г-да леваки, и недвусмысленно показывает вам кукиш вот уже полгода.

Одного не пойму – как при таком накале горя и отчаянья они ещё не лопнули изнутри? Возникает сомненье в искренности вопящих… Занялись бы уже человеческими делами – шли бы разбирать чемоданы, да поиграть с собственными детьми (отпустив нянек), и – да, если так душа горит, волонтирить по самое немогу.

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Остается только объяснить самой себе, почему Ваши коллеги не имеют проблем, афишируя свои политические предпочтения, а Вы – нет. Вероятно, если называть вещи своими именами, коллеги уверены, что Вы их не будут [sic!] дискриминировать; у Вас же уверенность, что они – в какой-то форме – могут.

Я не хочу жить с оглядкой на партком, читать между строчками газет, ни одному слову которых невозможно верить, гадать, что происходит в головах сумасбродных вождей и ходить на комсомольские собрания. Я адаптирован к этому куда лучше среднего американца, но мое пребывание тут становится бессмысленным.



2 сегодняшних разговора.


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Saturday was rather annoying. I’ve procrastinated long enough, then was sick, then had to buy a rug (another, not less irritating, story – maybe later) – and suddenly, the February is almost over! So I had to man up, brace up and face the Taxes.

¡Mira, panowie! Turbotax  is beyond belief. Because of one measly 1099-MISC I was forced to file as “self-employed”, and in addition to normal income taxes pay another half-a-thou as “self-employment tax”! Is it something new IRS invented this year?  Since when supplemental freelance gigs, accompanying a solid W2 is considered full-blown “business”? And did you know that Medicare and SS “wages and tips”as basis for namesakes taxes are calculated before your voluntary deductions, unlike your Gross? And the not-insignificant Medicare/SS taxes are not counted into your Federal tax paid – so even though your every paycheck is diminished by 1/4 of it’s worth by taxes, your annual federal obligation demonstrates underpayment? That’s what I call Creative Accounting!

So, not surprisingly, I went to bed in a foul mood, had nightmares all night (sinuses being choked up is no help either) and woke up at 5am. What to do, what to do? Opened my Kindle with latest download of Murder: British Library Classic:  a story by Gerald Findler, titled House of Screams. And I read:


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Цитата #1:
…А по поводу марша – не знаю как в Вашингтоне, но у нас в Чикаго было столпотворение, я такого давно не видела. Изначально заявлено было 22 тысячи участников, за день до марша организаторы подняли заявленное количество до 50, а пришло примерно 250 тысяч. Полцентра города было перекрыто, марш как таковой пришлось отменить, так так такой толпе просто некуда было маршировать. Поэтому все просто тусовались и бродили по городу с мини-маршами. Но все было очень спокойно и дружелюбно, многие пришли с детьми.

[My translation: ..and regarding the March – don’t know about DC, but here in Chicago there were crowds and crowds, haven’t seen so many people for a long time. At first the announced number was 22K participants, the day before organizers raised it to 50K,  at the actual event came approximately 250K. Half of downtown was closed off, march as such was cancelled since a crowd of this size was unable to march anywhere. So everybody ended up just shuffling around in mini-marches. But it was all peaceful, friendly and quiet, many parents brought kids.]


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Onion, January 20

Onion, January 20


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…at Forward, of all places.

-Classic Christian Anti-Semite against Left Conservative Jew. [Complete with accusation that Jews have been “bloodsucking” Christian countries from the time immemorial. And not allowing Christians to practice their faith openly in contemporary Israel]

-Christian Bigot Matriarch against Gay Man

-Everyone present against anyone with remotely Russian-sounding moniker.

– Catholic Grammar Nazi against Protestant Heathen Who Does Not Use Proper Grammar

Enjoy the 963 comments!

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You Democrats don’t just need to reform your gun policy, you need to reform your attitude towards the voters to a place from which your present policy looks as vicious and absurd as it does to them.

You Democrats don’t just need to reform your rhetoric about racism and sexism, you need to reform your attitude towards the voters to a place from which your present rhetoric looks as vicious and absurd as it does to them.

It’s all of a piece. You’ve forgotten how to be the party of the people. Trump was the price of that forgetfulness. Now, you need to relearn it, for all our sakes.

The alternative is that something like the Republicans, or possibly worse, dominates American politics for the foreseeable future. I don’t want that, and you should fear it more than I do.

So get your act together now.

Read the whole thing.

[H/t to stas]

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They write from Miami

[from Babalu blog’s Carlos Eire]

Alas, there is often little or no justice in this world. Stalin and Mao never came anywhere near paying for crimes of such magnitude that they cannot really be fathomed except as statistics. But then, even if those monsters had been called to account, how could they possibly have paid? What punishment, what suffering, no matter how horrible, could they have been put through that would have made up for the suffering and destruction of millions? Castro’s victims are numerically less, since he had far fewer subjects in his domain, but proportionately their amount is as great or greater. And yet, to the appalled and bitter astonishment of the Cuban people, most of the world blithely condoned and effectively enabled Castro’s deeds, not just at the romantic and delirious beginning but all along, down to the present day.[..]

So Fidel is dead, but only because of a biological imperative–there is no victory in it. He lasted plenty and caused incalculable harm, much more than will ever be fully known or documented, let alone duly acknowledged (especially by those directly or indirectly complicit in it). He got his way, after all. Many of his victims or their descendants may feast and toast over his demise, which no one is entitled to begrudge them, but I do not feel like celebrating. It is much too little, far too late. The awful damage is done, and much of it cannot be undone. However, while the tyrant cheated human justice, he cannot escape God’s. May Cuba manage, in time, to exorcise the evil personified, fostered and propagated by this abominable man, surely the worst and most destructive one in Cuba’s history.


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…searching my own comments in blogosphere, as a reminder to myself [“oh, where did I said something like this before?!”], I found this amusing exchange.

A biscuit to first reader who’ll spot the name of [unimaginable-then] our President Elect.

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Бродила по весям, и нашла интересное: обамский электорат подводит итоги его правления.  В десятке комментов и центристы высказались, и реалисты, и даже критик слева:

Он пришёл к власти во время финансового кризиса и с самого начала просрал свой огромный политический капитал (у кого память не отшибло, должны помнить беспрецедентный энтузиазм большинства американцев), назначив идеологических ДЕрегуляторов на ключевые финансовые посты, НЕ реформировав биржевую систему и т.д., т.е. делая прямо противоположное своим предвыборным обещаниям. Посмотри конец документального фильма “Inside job” про этот кризис, там всё чётко изложено про его практическое предательство интересов простых американцев. По всей вероятности, его напугали, и он испугался. У него была историческая возможность подняться до уровня Франклина Рузвельта, он в реальности опустился до уровня предшествующего ему Имбецила. Он НЕ лидер. Единственное, на что ему хватило храбрости после 6 лет набирания последней, это договор с Ираном. Тем более, что это в прямых и непосредственных интересах США, а стопорилось исключительно из-за израильского лобби, которое, как и всегда, плевать хотело на прямые интересы Америки. То, что он всё-таки пробил этот договор, что-то абсолютно НЕтипичное для слабака Обамы. Это несомненный плюс. Ну и восстановление связей с Кубой.

Это замечательно, что ни слово, то клад. Вот что нас ждёт если ХиллБилл вернутся в Белый Дом.

Ну и Аннушка-гейша, как всегда, явление альтернативного мышления:

где была экономика, да и вообще положение внутри страны и вне ее 8 лет назад, и где сейчас. По-моему, тут все очевидно. Он вытащил тихой сапой страну из ямы.
Обамакер, при том сопротивлении, которое он вызвал, тоже.
Гуантанамо – было шестьсот заключенных, осталось меньше ста, и обещает закрыть совсем.  Верховные судьи.

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impression after visiting the Capital:
bums and beggars are everywhere. And they are all Blacks. Black lives matter, right, Mr. President?

Главное впечатление визита в столицу: огромные полчища чёрных нищих и бомжей. Закономерный исход 8-летнего правления расиста-социалиста.

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