Wednesday, April 30, 2014

boobla babla blah blah


There's only one sensible analysis here. 

When current 4th & 5th A contours were created, what sorts of self-incriminating information did a person usually carry?  Wallet for men, purse for women, some people with backpacks or tourist belly packs.  ID, credit cards, money, a few photos.  Ladies?  Your purses have a bit more, eh?

It's not about whether the physical construct of a phone can be intruded-upon more than a wallet or purse.

It's about what's actually contained within.  Previously such information would be at home/office and subject to a warrant absent those cliche'd exigent circumstances.  Now it's on a phone.

But snoopiness has been normalized, eh?  Oh so gmail scans all my email and targets advertisements to me, based on what my emails contain?  So fakeschnook resells all its users' data to mass-marketing and psycho-consumerism profile building?  Why should I care?  They've all allowed Unka to eavesdrop on our phones already. 

Says Holder's boys, arguing for full snoopage.

You probably don't disagree.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


The ghosts of writers past gathered in seance recently, and were amused to see their efforts did not go to waste. More than a few times, we have seen The BlogTrust trying very very hard --they really do try hard, it must be granted-- at emulating the finer points of rhetorical provocation and imperial disrobing which have long been the hallmark of such esteemed sources as Oxtrot Industries LLC, Progressive Reports Now, and various other writers and consortiums that have contributed to the published material found here at

I've been ...uh, how do we say it?  somewhat distracted and possibly a little entertained?... while watching the mutual back-patting among the luminous blog/tweet outlets we know as Chris Floyd, Arthur Silber, and Tarzie/Rancid Tarzie/oh tarzie/ohtarzie!, and especially Tarzie's late-2013 turn off the pristine blacktop onto a rutted country road where he's channeling this blog's past writers but spinning that conduit product slightly for a scandalous gay snark oriented audience has been remarkable. I think I even read him recently accusing people of being "oxy," yet all the while Tarzie himself is acting like Oxtrot's lately-gained-stepbrother-who-is-young-gay-scandalous-and-selfimpressed. 

Like this: "my step-brother Chuck Oxtrot, like, y'know, he's a reactionary, right, but he's funny as shit -- and I laugh even when he says something misogynist."

"Yes, thank you Tarzie," says the ghost of Charles F. Oxtrot, "but why don't you stop pretending that you've always had my comic chops and sense of satire, and why don't you stop trying satire? Because seriously pal, let's face it, you're really not good at it."

Being supernatural fabrications, ghosts do not actually have such feelings or thoughts, but if they could, they would.

Maybe re-Tarz thinks he's meta- criticiz/satiriz -ing this blog in some kind of low-IQ-but-high-self-opinion way that is the real core essence of The Internet's Very Own Tarzie?


We also are pleased that the hoedown square dance has seen the step-out-for-corn-fritters sashay away of Art-for-Silver, and the jaunty do-si-do entry of Art's replacement, Neither-half-Full-nor-half-Empty.

Most impressive has been spectre-puncher and phantasm-clobberer Matt Breunig's recent attempt at noting the relevance of inconsistency while doing so in connection with some kind of mennonite hoe fracas that has the entire colony up in arms. Say, Matt -- it's good to point out inconsistency, but it's not good to choose a non-issue as the lesson's basis, and it's even worse when your attempt to use the tool of dissecting inconsistencies arrives in such a hamfisted display of partisanship. Takeaway message, Matt? Partisanship is the essence of inconsistency, and so you can't really spot and expose inconsistency while holding fast to a partisan stance. The whole thing ends up looking like a snake oil sales pitch.

It's impressive seeing these "critics" being such partisan drivel-dispensers and vectors for refocusing disempowerment rage/frustration onto meaningless issues of identity politics and other kinds of triangulation warfare.

--Hal Caidagh, taking advantage of Redweld's lunch break, and bringing you what the Collective told him in a recent spiritual communication.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


or did?

vibe perfect for spooky woods riding

hipsters gotta be creepin on new nostalgias to boost, this one is 29 years old

--Hal Caidagh, posting from my Blackphone

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

no button mashing required

guest post by Frank Lee


Trials Fusion is worth the $20 it cost.

(+) Still technically rewarding with great physics

(+) Still has unlockable trials bicycle

(+) Graphics improved

(+) Still fun at every level and still rewarding to work the Career hierarchy of medals

(+) Platinum medals still require chops


(-) "Progressing the sport" has influenced the designers at Red Lynx. Just like "flow trails" are built to make beginner MTB riders feel like they're experienced, in Trials Fusion the first five levels (at the sixth, "Skill Showcase," you reach Hard-rated courses) are ridiculously easy to get a Gold medal, even on the wimpiest intro motorcycle. Then suddenly at Hard, medals are stingier. Silver remains easy; Gold gets tougher.

(-) Teen boy enticement AI voice who flirts with you. This is a minus for me but I'm not 12. Probably a plus for those young players who do nothing but play video games when they're not at school, eating a meal, or sleeping.


(~) Introduces ATVs and FMX, which adds "new" without adding "improved" and which feel like the cuddly ewoks in the 3d Star Wars movie. The ATV doesn't really require much finesse at all and almost works best with the PIN IT ALWAYS! strategy. But then ATVs are way easier to ride then motorcycles, so maybe there's a subtle point being made and not really an enticement to hamfists. The FMX is ...well... Tony Hawk-ish.

Overall it's better (with "better" really meaning "newer") than Trials Evolution because the graphics are slicker, just as they got slicker from Trials HD to Trials Evolution. The Hard and Expert level courses require lots of finesse, as much as Trials Evolution and maybe sometimes a little more. Platinum medals are really tough, requiring no glitches in your run.

With the new hockey stick-shaped learning curve, it will satisfy players who just want a casual diversion. Normally this would be a watering-down sign of doom, and honestly it would be stupid of Red Lynx to take that path. You can play Pure, or MX vs ATV, or Burnout or one of many other games that provide a much more arcade experience and less of a simulator experience.

Still wins the best award for video game most likely to subconsciously improve your MTB riding skills, especially if you chase Gold medals and earn at least one Platinum.

--Frank Lee, e-trials enthusiast and multiple platinum medal award winner.  I play XBox360 exclusively.

merry mary

I am surprised.

I am amused and pleased.  However, "developer."

Nonetheless, Queens Chapel Drive-In.

Friday, April 18, 2014


Breakfast with Curtis is the best movie I've seen in at least 10 years, maybe 15, maybe 20. 

Hopefully my reality-bleeding client will watch it and maybe it will nudge him to change his aim, artistically speaking.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

slack hacker cracker in hate mode

As an electronic medium fantasist/pretender, I play video games a lot.  But when I say "games" in the plural, I mean that I spend many hours playing one of a handful of games I enjoy.

Sometimes I rent a game if the online hype train is traveling at maglev bullet speed.  Long ago (PS 2 era) I bought a game based on the hype and was pissed at the wasted money.  That game was Shadow of the Colossus.  Glacial pace, stupid story, arcane/weird/non-intuitive combat mechanics.

Shadow of the Colossus was rated extremely highly.  Example here, be sure to read the whole review and its bloat of praise.  To get the flip side of etherworld's views on the game, go here.


9 years later, the overhype has saturated Dark Souls II.  And nine years later, I got gulled into thinking the hype was not over-ripe.  But this time I didn't buy, I learned that lesson -- at least.

I rented the game on Sunday, and have played it for around 7-8 hrs by now.  Obviously I'm an idiot, because I haven't advanced at all in that time.

It's not only the glacial pace and stupid story that suck.  There's also the problem of button-mashing-as-expertise that galls me.  Absurd button combos are required to do the simplest things.  The designers should pay attention to Skate, or MX vs ATV, or Pure for something that lets a game player use the intiuitive movement analogy enabled by more joystick, less button.  But then the button-mashing-experts would pee and shit their pants after whining spoiled-baby style about how the essential "skills" required for button-mashing-expertise have been ignored.


So sad.  But to me, button-mashing-expertise is exactly like multiple-choice tests and other situations where your memory, rather than your understanding, is being examined.  It's a lot like reading Jack Crow and his facticitous recitation of historical references, while the context and meaning are completely lost because he only has memory and cut-and-paste as his weapons.  Instead of telling you something useful, you get trivial historical facts designed to "impress" you.  Showboating bullshit, eh?

The Department of Defense and its lust for remote-controlled weaponry probably is loving the button-mashing expertise generated by the Youth of Today playing the shit out of games like Dark Souls II.  If I were General Campbell Z. Gloatwell of the US Defense Forces, I'd be mining the gamer populace for my future keyboard warriors.

But I'm not that guy.

I put on my Dunce Cap and return Dark Souls II to the rental store, and return to my usual diversions.  I don't have time to memorize X+RB+LT+Y+right stick forward, etc., and I definitely don't have the interest in that.  I'd rather memorize "times tables" for a 2d grade math test.

--Hal Caidagh, dunced up like the class clown.

oh, the problems of the privileged -- they haunt my waking hours

Yeah, I hear you... Nelson/Castlegar doesn't have many of those options. Lots of steep, long, dusty fireroad climbs around here. That's why shuttling is still so prevalent. Rossland is better in this regard.

So unless the climb is tasty singletrack, you won't ride it and will shuttle it? And that's the climb's fault or the town/location's fault, and not your laziness at work?


Canadians are so entitled and so "progressive," eh?

--Hal Caidagh, laughing at the spoiled yuppies of Vancouver

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

your govt hard at work

In the interest of advancing the citizenry's employment statistics, my state government has a job service which, ostensibly, tries to help people find work.  You can give them your resume/CV and take a typing test and a computer literacy test, and they will try to place you after interviewing you to learn your work interests. 

In the past they helped me find a job at $10/hr for which any person not of my background (experience, education, typing skills and computer literacy) could have qualified. 

So they have that going for them.

Today I received one of their email notices regarding a position.  I quote here the relevant part:

The link below is to a job opening for a(n) Visiting Assistant Professor, Economics In (town name omitted).
This job appears to match your interests, skills and abilities.

Nowhere in my background do I have any expressed interests, skills or abilities in teaching or otherwise rendering the subject of Economics.  I never mentioned Economics in my profile-building interviews with job service personnel.

--Hal Caidagh, questioning the relevance of annual state tithing

Sunday, April 13, 2014

when failure is success

Personality Diagnostics Inc.
612-B Diffdex Way
Labbkote, Neuwestia 50891

April 6, 2014

Chester B. Redweld, Esq.
5291 Scheperdeis Court
McBoulder, Neuwestia 50189

RE:  Narcissism Assessment -- Harold Caidagh

Dear Mr. Redweld:

We thank you for using our services in the diagnosis of your client, Harold Caidagh, on the narcissism disorder spectrum.  Mr Caidagh visited our offices on April 2, 2014, at which time we interviewed him and gathered data for our assessment.  Our findings are set forth below.

Testing Method

Initially we interviewed Mr Caidagh to get an appraisal, in his own words, of his background and his views toward himself and others. We found Mr Caidagh to be a calm, self-deprecating man of above-average intelligence and extreme modesty.

When we discussed matters oriented toward humor and its use as a coping mechanism for struggles in life, we found Mr Caidagh to be strongly aligned toward use of humor as a successful coping strategy and further, we found him to fit squarely within what most comedians and students of comedy would call "dark" humor.  He takes enjoyment from such comic constructs as absurdity, caricature, lampooning, satire, sarcasm, irony.  He seems to take especial delight in the employment of words, phrases and notions that people find culturally forbidden.  These aspects of the humor facet of his personality are directly in line with his above-average intelligence, and suggest he is gifted in the imagination realm.

After discussing Mr Caidagh's background and humor orientation, we talked about his social identity and where he "fits in" with present American and Neuwestia society.  Mr Caidagh is aware of his status as a bit of a loner, and he discussed the point that on numerous occasions throughout his life, people have accused him of being arrogant and narcissistic.  It would appear that his accusers have conflated his social aloofness and a status of arrogant narcissism being the cause of that aloofness.  However, our assessment of Mr Caidagh suggests that his social isolation is more a result of his use of humor for coping, and his sense of humor being one that only a very small minority of Americans seem to share, let alone enjoy.  In other words, he does not choose to be a loner, but rather ends up as one because not many others can identify with his views.

We asked Mr Caidagh about his social isolation and whether that disturbs him, causes him anxiety, or otherwise generates a negative attitude toward the society in which he lives.  We found him surprisingly candid on this subject.  He does not harbor antisocial views, but rather expresses surprise that others do not understand the world as he does.  It would seem that he is quite unaware of his relative intellectual gifts, and so he remains puzzled as to how those gifts separate him from most people.  Simply put, he tends to assume that most other people actually are smarter and more intellectually gifted than he is, and thus he is amused that his intellectual superiors do things which he, himself, finds unwise.

We did notice a general relative deficiency in Mr Caidagh's understanding of, and familiarity with, the world of human emotions.  To sum it up rather simply, where most humans employ emotions to guide their interactions with the world, Mr Caidagh uses logic.  He expresses surprise at the idea of, and result from, another using emotion where he would use logic.

Writing Samples

You provided us with writing samples by directing our attention toward the blog found at and the posts Mr Caidagh authored on and after October 26, 2013.

Our assessment of the writing samples was an enjoyable task.  We rarely get to read such creativity.  When viewed on the grounding of his actual personality (as described above), we see Mr Caidagh's writings as one man's successful negotiation of life's little anxieties through the vehicle of writing from a darkly comic perspective.  Mr Caidagh's satirical touch may not be enjoyed by many others, and likely is misunderstood by many who encounter it, but we found it a refreshing criticism of the extreme narcissism and general immaturity that are so prevalent in American society today. 

Our pool of readers included people who had interviewed Mr Caidagh and/or had read the results of that interview, along with people who only got their first exposure to him via the blog writings.  Some of our readers were sensitive about the provocative nature of Mr Caidagh's entries, but none of those people had interviewed Mr Caidagh nor read the interview transcript.  All who were so sensitized were able to reconcile those sensitivities after familiarizing themselves with Mr Caidagh's actual background and person.

In other words, once put into context, Mr Caidagh's writings were seen by all as written with a positive light, rather than a negative one.

Narcissistic Personality Inventory

We next tested Mr Caidagh using the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (Raskin & Terry, 1988), a 40-question survey designed to assess degrees of unhealthy, asocial narcissism.  Using the NPI, we found the following.

Mr Caidagh scored 3 out of 40.  For comparison, here are scores for 3 segments of American society.

US university undergraduates -- 15.6
US adults -- 15.3
US celebrities -- 17.8

We also found that Mr Caidagh tested at the minimum levels (in other words, non-existent) for these individual narcissistic traits:


and we found that Mr Caidagh's 3 affirmative questions revealed low levels of the following individual narcissistic traits:

Self-Sufficiency (2 questions)
Authority (1 question)

We should clarify that these 3 affirmatives are consistent with his social outcast/loner perspective and, on the whole of that background, do not indicate narcissism of any measurable degree/quantity.


Harold Caidagh shows no signs of an unhealthy narcissism, regardless of whether you test him individually, or compare his tested results against the average American citizen.  Further, when compared against average Americans, Mr Caidagh is strongly under the narcissism quotient.  It could be stated fairly that as compared to his fellow Americans, Mr Caidagh actually is narcissism-deficient.

We thank you for the privilege of serving you.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or if we may be of further use to you.

Very truly yours,

Personality Diagnostics Inc.

Holden F. Tazewell, PhD

Thursday, April 10, 2014

the impeccable

After hours of thoroughgoing, microparsing research done by a Team of Well Qualified Experts, I'm here to report their findings.

TWQE has discerned the identity of "Tarzie."  Please go here.

We now have the fullest context when reading our heroic journalist's scribblings.  Yes, you're welcome.

--Hal Caidagh, juking his way past dumbass Redweld's defenses again.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

go eat a bag of pus-covered dildos

Sven Martin's photographs speak of a life being lived to the fullest; one most of us could only dream of.
That's from the photo-buzz site VitalMTB, where a bunch of adult men whose brain (and thus, sense of wisdom & humor) is stuck in 7th grade, making them think you're a "hater" if you actually dare to expect them to write to an adult-level standard of literacy or comedy.

Shit, it seems like a Clay Porter fluff job.  You remember Clay?  He's the one whose gay sensibilities ruin annual UCI DH race filming products by emphasizing the male racers' runway model or American Pop Culture Idol viability, and ignoring the racers' skills as shown on-track.

So let's set the record straight.

Sven Martin's life is that of a spoiled South African trustfunder whose family wealth arose from exploiting die schwarzer in an apartheid nation.


The best bullshit you can find regarding my two sports, MTB and skiing, is done by trustafarians who pretend they are salt-of-the-earth but whose life of privilege betrays that pretense and makes it phony as shit.

I love how rich kid Sven can't write or spell worth a shit, but he's a "journalist."

See. I told you. Trustafarians get the gold, and those with the real skills, they earn the privilege of paying gold to the trustafarians.

Everyone's happy, right?


Those with the least skill/talent but the most "popularity"/connections really do deserve to be upheld as exemplars.

--Hal Caidagh, once again dodging the Redweld defense.  

Monday, April 7, 2014

sock puppets always knew -- forever

Hah hah hah hah.  Chris Floyd now tries to sell us on the "fact" that he -- like Tarzie and every other sock puppet "public intellectual pundit" who doesn't actually exist in meatspace -- has always been skeptical of Greenwald.

All these "pundits" who sucked Greenwald's cock and put rings of heroic holly around Greenwald's oversized cranium, they're now pretending they're doubtful.

Have they told us why their minds changed?

How their minds changed?

No.  That would require admission of wrongness, which requires sincerity and honesty, which requires respect for the audience, which also requires humility and a willingness to accept and admit the wrongness of prior statements/positions.

Fuck, even Floyd uses a fucking Congresscritter way of saying he was wrong.  He uses the passive-aggressive 3d personizing of himself and his wrongness.  Like with Nixon, "mistakes were made."

Reading the thread on the newest Floyd entry is almost funny.  On the past 2 posts he pasted on his FRONTPAGE!, none of the Floydfan Fucktards were posting -- it was all Tarzieblog regulars posting at Floydville.  Where were John Kelley, Grandma Sheila, Phylter, Christ Stahnke, etc?  Apparently on vacation.  Instead we got Tarzie, Jeff Nguyen and Walter Glass along with an obvious character from The Ellensburg-Ellers-Ellis Files.  For 100 comments.  See, I told you when Tarzie arrives with his coterie of costumed clowns, the comment thread count bumps from 15 to 100!

If you ever needed a bigger bag of bullshit, you'd have to go to wherever the little kids hang out to brag about what they're going to do with their allowance when Dad gives them a big raise.

Good god.  All we need now is The Crowbar to set the record straight with his cut-and-paste facticity pretending at deep knowledge.  Come on Crowbar, quit faking cancer and bring us that bullshit designed to "prove" you have an eidetic memory like Grandpa Simpson Chomsky.

You'll notice they're still only talking about Greenwald's haircut, manicure, and sartorial aesthetic.

Good job, poodle-boys.  Protect Gay Glenn's income stream!


Here's a "newbie" (new handle attributed by the same author who writes "Tarzie" and "Arthur Silber," you can tell by the Fancy Gay Man choices of modifiers -- FABULOUS!) named "Carolyn C", the new handle used to hide-behind.  So clever you are, bloody-anus-Tarzie!

Calliman's initial point was valid; Greenwald and Floyd/Silber have radically different beliefs. Greenwald’s focus is civil liberties, and his view is that the role of government is primarily limited to ensuring free speech, privacy, and due process. If heis a radical, it is on these issues alone. He does not make a critique of property rights as a generator of economic inequality and has little interest in aligning with those who do.

You fucking kook.

You don't know what someone else's beliefs are.  Only the believer knows his/her beliefs.  You're not inside the person's brain (?mind?).

Greenwald doesn't focus on "civil rights" and never has.  I would defy you to show me a coherent and jurisprudentially solid analysis from Cocksucking Buttfucking Glenn on "civil rights".  He's been writing publicly for 9 years.  That's a lot of territory, Carolyn... err, ahhh... Tarzie.  Show me something.

You can see how all this pans out in Greenwald’s support for the Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case. If the plutocracy is now free to use its vast wealth to (further) corrupt the political process, well that’s a small price to pay for an oligarch’s freedom to use his money, his “private property,” to influence elections, because somehow this represents his sacrosanct free speech. He seems to have no beef with great wealth and its power to corrupt what is left of democracy throughout the world, militarily or through the IMF. This is why he can proclaim disinterest in the activities of his employer, Pierre Omidyar, a neoliberal oligarch who actively supports empire and oppression in the pursuit of profit.

Oh great.  Now "Carolyn" is reframing the relevance of Citizens United for us all.  Again, tell me where and how "Carolyn" knows the innermost beliefs of ANYONE but herself (Tarzie's self). 

If CocksuckerButtfucker Glenn were such a great lawyer, he'd know Citizens United is fluff because of Buckley v Valeo.  And since this blog, under several prior authors' hands, has explained the Buckley impact and since CocksuckerButtfucker Glenn has been reading this blog since its inception, he's had ample opportunity to remind himself of that which he forgot immediately after he took his Con Law exam regarding the boat-anchor nature of Buckley.

But "Carolyn" (Tarzie) isn't finished here.  Now "she" has to lionize Chomsky, the doddering old Mossad asset.

Floyd and Silber, I believe, are more in the mold of lefties like Noam Chomsky. Chomsky rages about billionaire capitalists who rule the US and see the world as ripe for their neoliberal economic exploitation. Chomsky calls them “plutocrats.” He quotes from a brochure put out by Citigroup for its investors which proclaims, “The World is dividing into two blocs—the Plutonomy and the rest.”

“Plutonomy refers to the rich…As for the rest, we set them adrift. We don’t really care about them. We don’t really need them…These days they’re sometimes called the ‘precariat’—people who live a precarious existence at the periphery of society…”

This reads not like someone first-timing at Floyds as "Carolyn," but rather it reads like someone who is an old hand at Simulated Beavers and their Dam-Building.  Chomsky chomsky chomsky hero hero hero hero hero hero genius-for-the-ages blah blah blah blah.  It reads like Tarzie's non-criticism of Chomsky, which parallels Tarzie's non-criticism of Greenwald.  Appear to criticize the man and his integrity, but actually lament over the poor clothing choices and unfortunate haircut and sadly deficient manicure.

It's the writing of someone who worships another because he/she him/herself is TOO FUCKING STUPID to have an independent idea, thought, position on ANYTHING and so we must have an "expert" to divine the proper position for us to adopt!

Glenn Greenwald dowses for new Acceptable Views

HINT:  Chomsky doesn't "hate" or "despise" or "abhor" or even mildly get annoyed by these "plutocrats."  Fuckin' idiocy there.  He's served them his entire career, gladly, at MIT.  Chomsky is doing the Chris Hedges -- pretending at radicalism for his "criticism" which isn't criticizing anything or anyone in particular.  Hey, let me attack a TV commercial.  It was made by "plutocrats" so when I attack the language used on a TV commercial, I am "criticizing power structures" -- right?

Fuck.  Simulated Beavers.

Rather incredibly, Greenwald has been critical of Chomsky for not “strategizing” to maximize his impact, presumably as he himself has, by seeking ever more media coverage and by signing on with Omidyar. Never mind that for many on the left, Chomsky has let down the struggle by becoming a fussy and judgmental gatekeeper, as when he excoriated Aaron Schwartz for his heroic actions, and when he ridicules the 911 Truth movement, with its over 2,000 credentialed engineer and architect supporters, as idiots--perhaps in an effort to court mainstream acceptance and the grain of influence which that provides him. Perhaps even Chomsky realizes that sometimes there is too high a price to pay for this illusory “influence.” Even he has so far avoided making common cause with an economic vampire like Omidyar.

Nice one, Tarzie. You stole my vampiric metaphor already when you talked about "heat vampires," and now you're on another one.

Stop rehabilitating Chomsky and Greenwald, you little faggot. Start telling the truth. For once.

Fuck, you homos are such poofty deceivers, expert at deluding yourselves and LOVING the lies you tell to your "fans."

I guess this is how gay men entertain themselves. How fucked up is that?  Clearly gays are "just like you and me" except for their sexuality.  Right?

Fucking ass pirates.

-- Hal Caidagh, posting before stupid Redweld gets to the office

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Redweld's out to lunch

That means I get to play.

First, please revisit this old post: stuff pasty white non-athletes LOVE

And Second, for the great lunchtime helping of real irony, see this: NSMB writer refuses to see himself objectively.

That, my friends, is irony. Notice the absence of PBR, moustache, girljeans, trucker caps, Ricky Gervais, or Steve Carell.

--Hal Caidagh, laughing mid-sandwich.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

this is the AWEsomerestest

It's kinda easy to fire off posts despite Redweld having control over the blog and its content.  All I have to do is call him on the phone and then ask him questions that require explanations rather than short answers, and while he's explaining, I post a new item.



Now and then I run across something at random and can't leave it where I found it.  Today's great find is a perfect image-metaphor for many places I've visisted, all of which can be summed up this way:

You may comment here, but only if your comment agrees with what the Insider Majority believes and says in their own comments.  If your comments question the Insider Majority View, two things are guaranteed to happen.  First we dogpile on you, calling you troll etc.  Second we ban you, after deleting your comments.  We do this because we are leftists who care about civil rights, especially free speech -- and your comments threaten those civil rights.

In case you were wondering: yes, I have a list of places where that has happened to me; no, there is no mere coincidence between this post and the one immediately before it. Here are the sites where, according to this blog's internal notes (blogwriter journal, not published here), one or more of this blog's past authors has been dogpiled and then deleted and then banished, for doubting the Insider Majority View at that site:

Chris Floyd -- Empire Burlesque
Glenn Greenwald -- Unclaimed Territory
Glenn Greenwald's page at
Glenn Greenwald's page at GuardianUK
Michael J. Smith -- SMBIVA
Jeff Popovich -- BLCKDGRD
Jack Crow -- The Crow's Eye
Information Clearinghouse
Daily Kos
Huffington Post
Democratic Underground
Moon of Alabama
Whiskey Bar
Open Left

Ironically (literal irony, not 21st Century hipster "irony" that lacks irony), each of these sites is or was presenting itself as a bastion of leftist or leftist-ish or progressive views which emphasize support for minority views, tenderness toward socially invisible people, tolerance toward non-mainstream views.

--Hal Caidagh, posting while distracting Redweld with a series of vague questions.

self, meet cannibal; cannibal, meet self.

There.  Now you may continue in the consumption of your own corpus.


A new day brings a new opportunity to laugh at shock-value humor, guffaw at another's innocent self-embarrassment, chuckle at weak and failing tries toward amusement.

Got some breaking news here, kiddies!  Gather 'round!

Rich Arthur Chris Kastelein Floyd Silber Tarzie (it's getting tougher each day to sort out the identities) leaps out of the box on The Day After April Fool's with a nope, won't go there speech indicating mild perturbation with Our Little Self-Promotion Wizard, Glenn Greenwald's "handling of the NSA documents."

Notice the gambit here, you should.

It convinces you of several things.

First, that Greenwald has a bunch of top-secret NSA documents.  But how are we supposed to verify that this concept even has a whiff of truth?  The alleged proof of document possession thus far is Greenwald's word on the matter.  Since he doesn't really have a track record of honesty, I'm not confident that he has anything.  It's quite likely that the whole game of focusing on Edward Snowden's "heroism" is a way to distract from the fact that Greenwald has nothing, or if he has something, then that something is useless.  (As in, reveals nothing of moment nor of novelty.)

Second, as I just mentioned, Floyd is pumping the notion that Greenwald not only has NSA documents, but also, they are VERY important documents, and unless Greenwald hurries up and reveals all of their contents, certain progressives --those who have, for inexplicable reasons, not become members of the Greenwald Is God cult-- are going to wonder whether they can continue to sleep soundly at night because of the Great Mystery of the Snowden Document Trove.


Yes, as Tarzie has tried to tell his/her/its readers for 8 essays now, the most crucial matter is whether Glenn Greenwald should release the documents faster, because we all know the documents are vital to the citizenry's sound slumbers.  Tarzie told us so, and now Floyd tells us so too.  In a long-winded essay.  Which, like Tarzie, dresses-down Greenwald for wearing too much make-up when last on TV.

I'm glad these Experts are out there, helping me see reality.  I got a faint hint of untrustworthiness when I first encountered Glenn Greenwald's writing, but clearly it was because he's just a little too shrill sometimes, which flaw is indicated by his excessive use of makeup when on teevee.  The artificiality of the Snowden -- Our Greatest Whistleblower, ever! Forever! meme has nothing to do with Greenwald (or Snowden) being a fraud.  The experts never have questioned Greenwald's sincerity, have never examined his areas of expertise (so-called, or real -- take your pick), and don't really doubt his value as The Pundit of the Era Who Must Be Consulted.

Clearly, we should just slap Greenwald's hand lightly with an overcooked piece of capellini.

And praise Floyd-Tarzie-Silber-unifiedghostwriter for daring to speak of Greenwald's excess use of maquillage

Good job, "Chris."

--Hal Caidagh, posting before his lawyer starts the work day.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

we tried to chuckle, we tried to smile, we couldn't even muster a smirk

So Silber a fiction, Floyd a fiction, Tarzie a fiction, Glass a fiction, Popovich an unfunny regurgitator of fictions as "gags" because that makes up for his unpopularity 35 years ago in HS.  He can look down on you now, which makes up for being looked down on 35 years ago.

Have you ever seen a more pathetic thing?  I guess I have.  Pretty much from this stupid lawsuit by a bunch of poofs who think being gay makes them superior and entitles them to silence everyone who doesn't agree with them.

Hey that sounds like Floyd and Tarzie!  And Greenwald!

Hurry and send money to the income vehicle established by Rich Kastelein for more Zuckbucks.

--Hal Caidagh, shouting over his lawyer.