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The Realm of Reality - where liberals are _always_ wrong, no matter what...

Published: 2008-07-26T11:08:44-06:00


The IV project:  Zero


Denizens, today is the day.  The IV project is now complete, and ready for deployment.

As you know, ever since Spatula City BBS! left the orbit of Planet Bogshplat, we've run on a platform of Movable Type 3.15.  And it's served us well here, for the most part.

But, as Geddy Lee once said, "changes aren't permanent - but change is".  The time has come to part ways with Movable Type, and rebuild this fine blog upon another platform.

Therefore, later on today Spatula City BBS! will come down for a short period and convert from Movable Type 3.15 to Wordpress 2.6.  With any luck, the changeover will be (other than the cosmetic appearance) relatively seamless.

There are three reasons for the conversion to Wordpress:

1) This current version of MT doesn't handle spam terribly well.  The filter, MT-Blacklist, is pretty much a reactive filter - you have to tell it what to block, and even then it's not terribly efficient.  Our filter here is chock full, and still we continue to get spam-bombed.  I'm tired of having to deal with it all.

By contrast, Wordpress is outfitted with a filter called Akismet.  It's working extremely well on the Rott, and that hasn't escaped my notice.

2) Ever since Mykki Chickenshit's dick-sucking sycophant pussified minions decided to come in here and try shitting on my carpet, I've had to moderate comments.  That's also tiresome.  Besides, I'm sure that The Six Or Seven Of You Who Still Read Me™ would prefer (as would I) to see your comments hit the blog in realtime.  Wordpress will allow us to do that here.

3) MT's "shareware" version (which is what this is) only allows for one author to a blog.  (The full version that allows multiple authors cost $69 two years ago, I can only guess it's gone up since then, and I'm not independently wealthy.)

I have, for a long time now, wanted this blog to have multiple authors.  More authors means more posts, and potentially more traffic.

MERLIN:  Not to mention less work for you.

LSIK&T:  Shut up, conehead.

MERLIN:  (image)

The plan is to build a Four Right Wing Wackos/Rott-style blog here, with multiple authors writing multiple posts per day.  More of My Eternal...


uh, Our Eternal Wisdom™ for you, the masses.

The conversion will begin here in a bit.  Keep your eyes peeled.

Spats sees dead people


[SCENE:  In His Rudeness' quarters.  Pegasus  is en route to the Shelliak homeworld, having destroyed its flagship without firing a shot.  Captain Korrioth, on orders from Lord Spatula, has dutifully transmitted footage of the "battle" to the Shelliak, along with a pointed message that they were not  happy campers.

Spats, having downed the aforementioned keg of peach-tea-flavored Theragen derivative, is now attempting to rest before the next encounter.  A chime, the location of which Our Hero™ cannot place, is insisting on his attention.

Spats sits up in bed, palms trying unsuccessfully to push back the throbbing migraine-like pain shooting out of his eye sockets.]

Almost there



Old MacDonald had a countdown...




Programming note


Training camp for the C'boys has begun, if only unofficially.

Therefore, sometime next week we'll blow the dust off that phenomonon known around these parts as The Perfect Football Weekend™

Be ready, tell your friends, etc.  ThatIsAll™.

Ode to Joy


Speaking of YouTube, whilst cruising for Tricia vids (yes, yes, I know - masochistic tendencies 'n such), I came across this:

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(Spew alert for the Statler & Waldorf tag at the end.)

More of The Somewhat Bigger Countdown™



And now, for something completely different - a divorce case that ends the right way


Y'know, Denizens, I've made a partial blog-career out of not only throwing Stephanie Dawn Stewart Crager - that is to say, Her Royal Doublewide Bitchiness - under the bus, but then having that bus stomp a mudhole and proceed to walk it dry (a little Jim Ross lingo, there).  The Six Or Seven Of You Who Still Read Me™ know that there's no love lost there.

Be that as it may, I still have to give Steffi credit for one thing:  She ain't Tricia Walsh-Smith.

For the Uninitiated™, this is the blonde-assed bimbo who attempted to try her divorce case in the Court Of Public Opinion™, aka YouTube.  (Go look 'er up yourselves if you want.  This skank makes Angelina Jolie & Amy Winehouse look chaste, and I'm not gonna give her the honor of the linkage.)  The trollop attempted to employ a campaign of character assassination against her husband, Phillip Smith of the Shubert Organization (a theatrical group) by airing her numerous & shrill, screeching grievances on a series of YouTube videos.

The somewhat bigger countdown, cont'd.



"Miss Nasty" gets away with it


Well, thanks to another roving band of black-robed, tyrannical jackals, CBS got away with showing us Janet Jackson's tit.

A federal appeals court on Monday threw out a $550,000 indecency fine against CBS Corp. for the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show that ended with Janet Jackson's breast-baring "wardrobe malfunction."

The three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Communications Commission "acted arbitrarily and capriciously" in issuing the fine for the fleeting image of nudity.

Yeah, just like Justin Timberjerk "acted arbitrarily and capriciously" in doing his part to try and "bring sexy back"?

The 90 million people watching the Super Bowl, many of them children, heard Justin Timberlake sing, "Gonna have you naked by the end of this song," as he reached for Jackson's bustier.

The court found that the FCC deviated from its nearly 30-year practice of fining indecent broadcast programming only when it was so "pervasive as to amount to 'shock treatment' for the audience."

I dunno about you, but I'd think showing 90 million people, a damned good portion of which were kids, for Cthulu's sake, was sufficiently "pervasive" as to comprise "shock value".  I don't see any deviation from the FCC's practice there.

Then again, I've never sat in a star chamber like these three fuckwits have, so my brain hasn't ever had that glorious opportunity to rot.

In a statement Monday, CBS said it hoped the decision "will lead the FCC to return to the policy of restrained indecency enforcement it followed for decades."

"This is an important win for the entire broadcasting industry because it recognizes that there are rare instances, particularly during live programming, when it may not be possible to block unfortunate fleeting material, despite best efforts," the network said.

Oh, hell, See-BS, why don't we just turn every  broadcast network into the Playboy, Penthouse and Hustler channels, eh?  Maybe we can have a channel for stoners & faggots too, huh?

MERLIN:  We already have Bravo  and MTV.

LSIK&T:  Oh.  Yeah, we do, don't we?

Black-robed shitheels.  (image)

A somewhat bigger countdown this time



IV update


[Scene:  aboard the bridge of Pegasus.  The turbolift doors open.

Two people emerge - Captain Korrioth and an unidentified figure wearing a hooded cloak.  The hood conceals enough of the face so that we cannot readily identify the indivdual - but the person's eyes are glowing.

In purple.

Fine example to set for your kid, hm?


The Department of How Low Can You Go?™ sends us this story about a robbery.  But not just your garden-variety, run-of-the-mill robbery - NoSirreeBob™.  This  one has a twist.

Now, the original headline wasn't terribly informative - something like "gunman robs Pizza Patrón", I'm thinking, "Dumbass - where're you gonna spend all those pesos  you make off with...?"

Then I read who the perp was.

A Denton pizza worker said she was surprised when a fellow employee overpowered a would-be robber -- and even more surprised by who the bad guy turned out to be.

As Stephanie Martinez was getting money out of a cash drawer, a co-worker, Rudy Sandoval, fought back against the intruder, knocking off his wig and sunglasses.

"He was out on the floor for a good two to three minutes," Mr. Sandoval told NBC-TV's "Today" show this morning.

Whe she saw the face behind the wig and dark glasses, "I dropped the money," Ms. Martinez said. "I said, 'Don't hit him again! That's my dad!' And he said, 'What's he doing here?' and I said, 'I don't know!' "

Well, I  know, little Stephanie.  Your father is a low-life son-of-a-bitch who didn't think twice about robbing from his little girl.  He's one of the piss-poorest excuses for a father that I've ever seen - and I know a redheaded girl in East Texas.

Oh, and here's a picture of the motherfucker, too:


You tell me, Denizens - doesn't that just scream "illegal alien" to you?

Yeah, go ahead and accuse me of "racial profiling".  Like I give a shit.  Besides, it says right here:

Witnesses followed the pickup and helped lead police to it, where Mr. Ramirez, Sonia Palacios, 38, and Jose Miguel Martinez, 26, were arrested.

All three have been charged with aggravated robbery. Mr. Ramirez and Ms. Palacios were being held on immigration violations. Mr. Martinez was free on $50,000 bail.

(Emphasis most certainly added.)

Robbing the daughters Americans won't rob, as it were.

This bastard needs to be given a fair trial, found guilty, had his ugly alien ass sent back across the border - and shot in the back halfway across the bridge.

Cause & effect, part 7,621


Larry Kudlow had a very interesting observation today - one that's nail-on-the-head right.

Democrats keep saying that it will take 10 years or longer to produce oil from the offshore areas. And they say that oil prices won’t decline for at least that long.


In a dramatic move yesterday President Bush removed the executive-branch moratorium on offshore drilling. Today, at a news conference, Bush repeated his new position, and slammed the Democratic Congress for not removing the congressional moratorium on the Outer Continental Shelf and elsewhere. Crude-oil futures for August delivery plunged $9.26, or 6.3 percent, almost immediately as Bush was speaking, bringing the barrel price down to $136.

Now isn’t this interesting?

Isn't it, indeed?  Bush lifts a moratorium on offshore drilling and just talks  about it, and the price drops nearly 10%.

Kinda makes you wonder what would happen if:  a) the Imperial Socialist Congress dropped its  moratorium, too, and/or b) we actually started to drill.

I'm willing to bet we'd see $60 oil again within three weeks.  Which is why the Demoscum don't want us to drill - they want to keep the price artificially hight, so that we'll be forced to "go green" as it were, and have their wishes forced upon us at the point of an economic gun.

Reason enough for us to go all Malcolm X on the lot of them, if you ask me.  (image)

Overtime.  Yippee.  Ha ha.  Whee.



I might actually have had some good stuff to relate tonight - got plenty of material from which to pick & choose - but then I get an after-hours "WAAAAAAAAAAH" and I have to go shove figurative pacifier in figurative mouth.

Sucks to be me sometimes.  Then again, that's why I get paid the Big Money™...