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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Judge Not Two ► Libertarian Logrolling

Here come the Judge
Welcome to Week Two of Judge Not. This week proves why it was necessary to spin Judge Nap off into his own series. In the last 6 days the Laughing Libertarian sent out -- at minimum -- 153 updates that I captured. 

NB: These are only those I caught. I am not at my desk 24 hours a day. One wonders how Judge Nap finds the time to do any work.

Judge Nap espouses the Libertarian viewpoint, which some people also call Randian, after Libertarian Social Security-taker Ayn Rand. Coincidentally, or not, President Obama gave his views on Ayn Rand this week in a Rolling Stone interview:

Friday, October 26, 2012

Chow Mein and Bolling ► A Correction

I made a massive error in Chow Mein and Bolling 11, published earlier today. I take full blame for the screw-up and will not attempt to wriggle away from my culpability in any way whatsoever. Furthermore, I sincerely apologize to my readers who expect honesty and accuracy in my reporting, especially when it concerns Fox "News."

In Chow Mein and Bolling 11 I stated without equivocation that Bully Boy Bolling made the Media Matters Wall of Shame™ four separate times yesterday. I was wrong and hang my head in shame. Bully Boy Bolling made the Media Matters Wall of Shame™ FIVE times yesterday.

A Banner Day For Bully Boy Bolling ► Chow Mein and Bolling 11

How can you tell when Bully Boy Bolling is being
CRAZY? Either his mouth is open, or it's not.
It was a banner day for Bully Boy Bolling, as the loud-mouthed, conspiracy-mongering, The Five Foolmanaged to make the Media Matters Wall of Shame™ four separate times yesterday. I'm not sure that's ever been done before, unless it was by Glenn Beck, who occupies a category of CRAZY all by himself. However, ever since The Five took over the 5PM slot vacated by Beck on Fox "News," Bully Boy Bolling has done everything in his mouth's power to be the craziest MoFo on Fox News.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Harry Houdini's Last Performance

Dateline October 24, 1926 – It was on this day that illusionist and escape artist Harry Houdini gave his last performance in 1926 at Detroit’s Garrick Theater. He was to die of peritonitis from a ruptured appendix room 401 of Grace Hospital on Halloween at the age of 52.

Harry Houdini was a sensation in the early part of the last century. Born Erik Weisz in Budapest, Hungary, on March 24, 1874, he emigrated with his family to America in 1878, at first settling in Appleton, Wisconsin where his father was a Rabbi. In 1887 the family moved to New York where the young Ehrich Weiss (both names having been Americanized) performed at the age of 9 as a trapeze artist. In 1891 began his career as a magician, calling himself Houdini in honor of famous French Magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin.

At first he wasn’t very successful and had to double as “The Wild Man” at the circus. While he concentrated on card tricks at first, Houdini eventually began to add escape acts to his repertoire. He was also a master of publicity, challenging police in every city he performed in to see if they could lock him up in a way he could not escape. No one ever could. It took years before Houdini found success, but once he hit, he hit it big. For a while he was the highest paid performer in Vaudeville and the toast of society on every continent, feted by both royalty and high society.

One of Houdini’s claims led to his downfall. He was known as being able to withstand any blow to his stomach. While performing in Montreal, he was asked by a McGill University student if this was true. Houdini said it was, but before he had time to contract his muscles, J. Gordon Whitehead hit him with a series of body blows. Apparently Houdini had been suffering from appendicitis for several days, but had not sought medical attention. While doctors say his appendix would have burst without the punches, certainly the punches didn’t help matters. While in severe pain, Houdini still didn’t seek medical attention and traveled to his next date in Detroit. Despite rinning a fever of 104 °F and a a diagnosis of acute appendicitis, ‘the show must go on,’ as the slogan goes. He performed, with one report saying he passed out and was revived at one point during the show. After the show, he allowed himself to be taken to Detroit’s Grace Hospital, where he died of peritonitis 7 days later.

This article first appeared on Stones Detroit, where I place some of my posts about Detroit, my home town.

Synchronicity Two

The Rolling Stones at Altamont
Dateline October 24 - In a weird act of Flying Spaghetti Monster manifested Synchronicity, today is the birthday of both Bill Wyman (1936) and Meredith Hunter (1951). Although separated by 23 years, they will always be linked by a singular event in history: The Altamont Free Concert on December 6, 1969.

Bill Wyman
Bill Wyman was the second bass player for The Rolling Stones after the original bass player, Dick Taylor, decided to return to school. There are conflicting stories of how Wyman heard of the opening. One says early Stones drummer Tony Chapman told him; another report says he answered an advertisement. Both could be true. Either way, by December of 1962 Wyman was a Rolling Stone and stayed with the band until he quit the Stones in 1993.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Fox "News" Spin Cycle ► Episode 22

Bizarro is owned by DC Comics
It was a very eventful week on Bizarro World ... err ... I mean Fox "News." There was so much going on that I had 318 screen captures to choose from, of which this is only a representative sampling. 

As the Foxites attempted to blame President Obama for the actual attack in Benghazi, Libya, they conveniently forget that they never blamed Dubya for the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Not to mention forgiving Bush for that whole illegal war in Iraq, which never did locate those Weapons of Mass Destruction. However, even more important for Fox "News" was its need to WHITEwash the massive blunder by Mendacious Mitt at the 2nd Presidential Debate. Rather than learn for himself what may have occurred, Mittens proved he lives in a Fox "News" created bubble when he walked right into the Benghazi Wall. Fox "News" has been working hard to fix that black eye ever since.

Let's get right to it, shall we?

Unpacking the Aunty Em Erican Blog At Six Months

My All Time Top Ten. Click to enlarge.
Light the candles and break out the noise-makers!!! The Aunty Em Ericann Blog celebrates Six Months of Existence this week. And to think it all started with Johnny Dollar Has Proven Himself To Be A Very Dangerous Person on April 19, 2012.

It's been a wild six months for both my readers and myself. In that time I have written 180 posts and published tens of thousands of words. I've made new friends and, just as importantly, made several new enemies. However, what have I learned in that time? Among other things, I've learned that posts on Brian Jones are hugely popular. My highest-rated post is the July 3, 2012 post on Brian Jones. As of this writing it has had 1991 hits, which is more than twice as many as my 2nd highest-rated post on Josephine Baker, while exactly a month older has only 863 hits. That's also more than 3 times my Number Three most popular post detailing my HIGH-LARRY-US bun fight with the Fox "News" correspondent James Rosen, which has only 619 hits.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Judge Not ► Chapter One ► Here Come The Judge

I want you!
To buy my conspiracy theories!
Welcome to the inaugural post of a brand new series for the Aunty Em Ericann Blog. Judge Not is a weekly series appearing (hopefully) every Saturday, which explores the fascinating mind of Judge Andrew Paolo Napolitano, the Fox "News" Senior Judicial Analyst, who is not very judicious. 

Judge Nap, as he is affectionately called, not only appears on the Fox "News" Channel, but also on sister station Fox Business Network, that no one ever watches. Judge Nap puts a Libertarian anti-government spin on the regular Fox "News" anti-Obama spin. As he claims on his own web site, written in the 3rd person as if he never met himself: