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Patrick McKinnion
Pacific Northwest
IT professional and father. Bad Movie fan and Birther Debunker
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Capcom +46 04 06 44 45 LMP (EAGLE) - 100 feet, 3 1/2 down, 9 forward. Five percent. 04 06 44 51 LMP (EAGLE) ... 04 06 44 54 LMP (EAGLE) - Okay. 75 feet. There's looking good. Down a half, 6 forward. 04 06 45 02 CC - 60 seconds. 04 06 45 04 LMP (EAGLE) - Lights on. ... 04 06 45 08 LMP (EAGLE) - Down 2 1/2. Forward. Forward. Good. 04 06 45 17 LMP (EAGLE) - 40 feet, down 2 1/2. Kicking up some dust. 04 06 45 21 LMP (EAGLE) - 30 feet, 2... Continue reading
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Honestly, this 1971 movie feels like the result of if the Hallmark Channel did a horror movie. Mystery Science Theatre 3000 riffed this movie, and with good reason. It’s early 70’s and while I could say it didn’t age well, I suspect it started out badly back then. The movie opens with crickets, much like the audience will be soon, that and snoring. We have a farmer moving a stray cow into a barn, having a one-sided monologue with Ol’ Bossy. He starts to look for his missing pitchfork, which is found when some unknown lodges it repeatedly in his... Continue reading
In today's dispatches.....oh hell. Let's say it out loud shall we?? The birthers have gotten about as boring as watching feces dry on a mental hospital wall. There's almost nothing new at all. The same incoherent idiots are still trying to flog a horse that has long since gone to the glue factory. What you have now are the mentally ill, the stupidly racist, and the dead-enders trying desperately to pretend they didn't waste coming on 8 years of their lives pandering to some fruit bat conspiracy. Anyway, we have bottle redhead Devvy Kidd showing her usual lack of anything... Continue reading
Once again I'm going to boost the signal for two families that could use a small bit of financial help. The people involved couldn't be more different in some respects. They couldn't be farther apart on a wide range of topics. But what they are, are very good people and very good families. And they both have fundraisers set up on GoFundMe. Amber and Willow Clark need help getting the transmission on their truck rebuilt. Clark Transmission Rebuild Fund Tom and Christina Coonradt need help in getting their car repaired. Save our Car. Save our sanity Please. Help them. Continue reading
Okay, a week since former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced her plans to run for President in 2016. So I figured a week to let the former PUMAs digest the news. First a peek at "The Confluence" and Riverchucky. I'm not going to say her grapes are sour, but they've pretty much turned to vinegar by now. "Ok, there’s one other thing I want to talk about. It’s about the PUMAs. I see no reason to run away from the fact that we were PUMAs in 2008. That just stood for Party Unity My Ass and it was our... Continue reading
Back in the summer of 2008, I got my start as a political blogger writing about the PUMA's. The PUMA crowd (Party Unity My Ass) was a bunch of die-hard Hillary Clinton supporters that were furious, absolutely livid that this upstart African-American Senator, one Sen. Barack Obama, had the gall to challenge the inevitable coronation of Sen. Hillary Clinton. And when that upstart actually started pulling ahead, well, then we got a bunch of people collectively losing their shit. And it got worse when Sen. Clinton suspended her campaign and endorsed Sen. Obama. Literally worse. For months they looked at... Continue reading
Hello readers. Let's ignore birthers, sad and rabid puppies, and bad movies for a bit, shall we?? I'm going to take a minute from what I normally write (and yeah, it seems like blogging is sucking me into it's gaping maw again), to ask for help. Not for myself though. You see that tip jar link to the upper right of this page? Don't click on it. Instead, if you EVER wanted to toss money towards me, toss it instead at these people. In the last week or so, I've seen two couples I know both get hit with car... Continue reading
The more I look at the so-called "Sad Puppies" claims, the more unimpressed and skeptical I become. The problem is that there actually is a grain of truth buried among all that bovine excrement. First off I'd like to make it clear I'm talking about the "Sad Puppies", not the "Rabid Puppies" and that vile waste of humanity known as Vox Day. The fact that much of the Hugo slate is more "Rabid Puppy" than "Sad Puppy" is nauseating at best. And what the "Sad Puppies" have wrong is that the problems with Hugo selections have nothing to do with... Continue reading
I've tried to keep certain aspects of my life separate. However, there's come a point where they have clashed badly I'm a Science Fiction/Fantasy fan. Been one for decades now. Been to some WorldCons, voted for Hugos, helped as staff for some conventions, have a list of favorite authors. Usually that's been separate from being a semi-retired political blogger, (though not from reviewing bad movies.) However, the worlds have collided, and there seems to be no rocket ship to carry the survivors away. In a nutshell, a cadre of some fans and writers, feeling there's a slant or bias in... Continue reading
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(thanks to "SaskaReagan") And in today's dispatches, Park McGraw continues his downward slide into sexist, bigoted, death-filled madness. James Manning really, really, really shows signs he's rather far in a particular type of vertical clothes storage unit. More Sandy Hook scum. Dr. Orly and Carl Gallups may have had a tiff. Professional Seditionist Sharon Rondeau gets cranky over President Obama speaking truth at the National Prayer Breakfast. The Huffington Post notes similarity between the birthers and classic racism. Road Flare Tracy gets annoyed. Robert Laity has some more verbal diarrhea. Birther weather control as they fall down the conspiracy rabbit... Continue reading
And 2014 draws to a close. And exactly what did the Birtherstani achieve in all that?? (Other than occasionally doing something so mind-bleedingly stupid that I come out of semi-retirement that is??) Nothing. Rudy is still a racist nutcase. Padawan Pauly got himself deported from the UK and seems to have gone silent. (for now) Dr. Orly has become the attention whore version of a lot lizard, trying desperately to regain the attention of the birtherstani hordes. The birther attorney brain trust has either gone silent, or is still trying to shake down the birthers for money. Anymore most of... Continue reading
PogueMoran - I thought about Darren Pope's hit and run, but decided I didn't want to add to his click bait. It was fun to see how fast he ran though - and how cowardly he blocked comments.
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Birthers. Seriously?? Three months for a passible update?? It's almost like your movement has gone and died, and the only flies over over the rotting carcass is the true believers trying to get some form of attention. Dr. Orly has joined Philip Berg in the list of former birther attention whore attorneys who have been left in the dust. Her blog is a rambling disjointed morass of attempts to try and propel herself back in the limelight, to get someone to pay attention to her again. The monkeys at Gerbil Report are too busy flinging poo at each other and... Continue reading
In today's dispatches.......Aww, let's face it. Birtherstan has gotten dull, dull, dull, dull. There's nothing new or exciting anymore, just increased insanity and constant whining that the scary black guy is STILL President. There's a lot of recycling though, and flashbacks to the glory days of 2009-10 when it seemed there was a (losing) lawsuit every minute and "...any day now...." didn't have that sobbing note of desperation it has today. Unlicensed pastoral "therapist" and internet bully Sam Sewell whines that the birtherstani can't get people out on the streets. Disbarred former attorney Montgomery Sibley can't get the courts to... Continue reading
Capcom +45 04 06 44 45 LMP (EAGLE) - 100 feet, 3 1/2 down, 9 forward. Five percent. 04 06 44 51 LMP (EAGLE) ... 04 06 44 54 LMP (EAGLE) - Okay. 75 feet. There's looking good. Down a half, 6 forward. 04 06 45 02 CC - 60 seconds. 04 06 45 04 LMP (EAGLE) - Lights on. ... 04 06 45 08 LMP (EAGLE) - Down 2 1/2. Forward. Forward. Good. 04 06 45 17 LMP (EAGLE) - 40 feet, down 2 1/2. Kicking up some dust. 04 06 45 21 LMP (EAGLE) - 30 feet, 2... Continue reading
It's May and the birtherstani are their usual paranoid incoherent selves. In many ways they remind me of a dish called "Dancing Octopus". Basically soy sauce or other salty broth is poured over raw octopus. The salt causes the energy in the octopus' tentacles to be released and the dead octopus flails around mindlessly. Much like the birthers do. The big news this time is that Pyramid Power expert and copier salesman Douglas Vogt (along with disbarred attorney Montgomery Sibley), have unveiled the unsealed version of the steaming pile of crap they foisted off on the Supreme Court. 11 May... Continue reading
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Yeah, I know. Consider this my falling off the wagon of birther debunking. Is there a debunking 12-step programme?? March came and went without the "Universe Shaking" announcements by Boy Defective Mike Zullo and the Maricopa CCCP. Mind you, they had promised them in January, but, like most anything in Birtherstan, it's a heavy amount of ".....any.....day.....now....." Not to mention that Carl Gallups still has his head firmly lodged in Zullo's rear. And the Supreme Court of Alabama finally ruled on Larry Klayman and avowed GOP racist and neo-confederate Hugh McInnish's lawsuit (PDF link here,) Not surprising, Klayman's friend and... Continue reading
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I'm usually on Earthen Ring. Running a lv89 Pandarian hunter (Alliance) right now, but have a new gnome death knight as an alt, and thinking of another Pandarian as a Horde alt. :)
Hello everyone. Yeah, I know I disappeared off the map for a bit. Besides enjoying the break from writing, I was: 1) Busy with a new move, new building, and new infrastructure at my work 2) Enjoying getting out on rides on my Can-Am Spyder RT-S 3) Getting just slightly hooked on World of Warcraft. 4) Curling season started back up. So bad movie blogging was placed on hold. I'm still planning though, and I'm aiming for this month. My fingers are starting to itch again. I admit to some temptation on the birtherstani. While for the most part they're... Continue reading
Robert C. Laity - I don't quite know which is more pathetic: The fact you're parroting the same long-since debunked claims, despite repeatedly been told AND PROVEN that you're wrong here, at Dr. C's, and many, many, many places. The fact you're citing the Pest and eFail as "proof" to back up your debunked claim. A Pest and eFail article that you yourself wrote as a "letter to the editor" - and was published there over three years ago. Or the fact that you're posting your long-debunked claims in a two and a half month old article of a blog that retired from the birther scene a month and a half ago.
TheEuropean - I parked this piece here while I work at getting my bad movie blog up and running. I'm a lot happier now leaving the birthers to stew in their own private hell. Thank you though!
"Thank you for scrying Azeroth Quest Support. In order to ensure quality customer service, your scry may be monitored or recorded." "In order to better assist us, please slay five crystal basilisks and have your map co-ordinates ready." "For Alliance, press one. For Horde, press two. For all others, please make up your mind." "If this is solo, please press one. If this is a raid, please press two and have your guild support ID scroll ready." "Thank you. Please hold" (five minutes of music) "Thank you for scrying Azeroth Quest Support. Due to higher than expected lag time, our... Continue reading
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Brian - I'm sure some of the birtherstani (Like Rainbow Ick or a certain Georgia troll), will have a uniquely special and wildly incorrect spin on why I decided it's time to move on. After all, why let facts or reality get in the way of things?
Paul - "Taitz Appreciation Chairs"?? That is a truly horrifying concept.
Arthur - Rudy's cat is far more sane and interesting than Rudy.