THE 9TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DIS BRIMSTONE DAILY PITCHFORK

Posted in FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, IN HINDSIGHT, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 27/08/2014 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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Even here in Hell, people wonder just where the time goes. On 27 August 2005, Pain made the very first post for the digital version of Hell’s leading daily newspaper beginning and odyssey from Blogger to WordPress that finds me here writing today. members of the writing staff and research staff have come and gone. Some, like Diane Valencen have gone and returned.

The very first story we covered was Hurricane Katrina. We asked the same questions about the response and the government’s failure to protect the citizens of New Orleans that everyone else did. As time went on we covered many major stories in the United States especially the Culture Wars. The first story that got us noticed in the wider blogoshpere was the May 2006 murder of Tiffany Souers in Clemson, South Carolina. Her killer, Jerry Buck Inman was arrested in early June and put Robin Naismith Green’s crime reporting front and center.

More stories broke as our political writing moved forward with the full time hiring of Culture Wars reporter Sarah Bloch. The 2006 midterm elections were another step toward Internet success for our staff. A signature piece I wrote during the Blogger days was about Congressman Mark Foley who resigned under a cloud of scandal surrounding House pages.

Following that historic election was another high time for politics in the United States. Both Senator Hillary Clinton and then Senator Barack Obama were running for the nomination of the Democratic Party for President in 2008. I recall the staff meeting the morning of Super Tuesday 2008 when Cavalor Epthith said, “If Obama comes close to being the winner today, he will be President of the United States.” On that long day Obama won more states and delegates but Hillary got more votes. In a midnight editorial The Boss endorsed Barack Obama officially after months of fence sitting.

Then came the economic collapse of 2008 in the late summer. Carlton Pryor, long before the rant of Rick Santelli on CNBC, warned about the dangers of too big to fail, ninja loans and the subprime synthetic derivative housing market. We fought the conservative lies about the cause of the crisis, which of course was a mixture of Wall Street greed and Main Street greed, but was crystallized in a Manhattan Institute piece saying the Community Reinvestment Act caused the crisis. This was the lie and it took years to die.

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In Hindsight

The biggest story by far was the Boston Marathon bombing last year and we broke the name of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seven minutes before NBC News making it the highest traffic days ever. Oh yeah we presented beauty in the form of nude Human beings from time to time as well. This got a bit out of hand on what we called Porn Sunday while at Blogger and they summarily in June 2010 deleted our blog. Cavalor debated for a few days if we should migrate to another format and we settled on WordPress four years ago. I am still eager, everyday for the next big story from Terra and hopefully it will be my pleasure to bring you the opinions of those in hell on what really matters to the Living for many years to come. And, of course, Jim Hoft is still the stupidest man on the Internet.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
62 Ashtaq 3 AS

DAWN PATROL: 62 ASHTAQ 3 AS

Posted in DAWN PATROL, Uncategorized with tags , , on 27/08/2014 by Majordomo Pain

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The main news of Terra follows the ellipses . . .

United nations investigators determine chlorine used as a weapon eight times this past April against Syrian civilians by Syrian Army.

IMF Chairwoman Christine Lagarde has no plans to resign amidst the growing scandal regarding her alleged mishandling of a corruption investigation.

The Michael Brown shooting protests now enter St Louis.

Power cords to over one million Hewlett Packard laptops have been recalled in China.

Tempe, Arizona government bans LGBT worker discrimination.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Pain
Knight Slayer of Shai’ tan
الافتتاحية من الفتاحات
Majordomo of Hell and Terra’s Skies
Order of the Black Rose of the Empire
Ayatollah of Rham and its Shadow
Fair Judge Executioner of Souls
Quarterer’s Order of the Descending Aorta, 1st Class, with diamonds, rubies, platinum concertina, golden concertina, gilded pancreas, emerald gall bladder, platinum spleen, mesentery and lymph nodes
Lady Gaoler of Dis
Chief Engineer Hellac Power & Light
Womb of Empires
Order of the Superior Vena Cava
先生 立石 上様
Fifth Sea Lord of Hell
Comptroller of the Currency
Chair, Hellac Consumer Products Safety Commission
Oracle of Elections
Order of the Obsidian Heart [Mot. Pict. Arts & Sci.]
Order of the Obsidian Heart [Tort]
Order of the Obsidian Heart [Fluid Dyn.]
Chair, Hellac Commission on Sentient Being Rights
Lady High Justice of the Court of Acts & Merits
Knight Commandrix of the Hellac Gordian Knot of Gold
Knight Commandrix of the Hellac Gordian Knot of Silver
Keeper of the Keys of all the Gates of Hell
Qadi of Hades
Chamberlain Imperial of the Necropontiff of the Universal Fatean Church
Order of the Quartz Heart [Eng.]
Order of the Quartz Heart [Jur.]
Order of the Quartz Heart [Metaphys.]
Order of the Quartz Heart [Philos.]
Countess-Palatine of Sheol
Marquise di Gehenna
Empress Consort
White Rod
President Pro tempore Bax Culdnu
Managing Editor—Breaking News
The Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork
62 Ashtaq 3 AS

A FATWA ON THE PRESSING ISSUE IN FERGUSON MISSOURI

Posted in FATWA, MICHAEL BROWN MURDER with tags , , , on 19/08/2014 by Majordomo Pain

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Peace be unto all Human Beings . . .

A question was posed to Us today and The Meditators have taken up this query, “What needs to be done to end the conflict between law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri and those seeking Justice for the Soul of Michael Brown?”

After much deliberation and debate, We, Ourselves, of The Collective and The Meditators offer this fatwa, secure in its Reasoning:

“Arrest Officer Darren Wilson and charge him with the murder of Free Citizen Michael Brown.”

صلى ILA جميع بالبشر. . .

كان سؤالا لبنا اليوم واتخذت المتأملين يصل هذا الاستعلام، “ما يجب القيام به لإنهاء الصراع بين سلطات إنفاذ القانون في فيرجسون وميسوري وأولئك الذين يسعون العدالة لروح مايكل براون؟”

بعد الكثير من المداولات والنقاش، ونحن، أنفسنا، لتجمع والمتأملين تقديم هذه الفتوى، آمنة في تعليلها:

“اعتقال موظف دارين ويلسون واتهامه بجريمة قتل المواطن الحر مايكل براون.”

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Pain
Knight Slayer of Shai’ tan
الافتتاحية من الفتاحات
Majordomo of Hell and Terra’s Skies
Order of the Black Rose of the Empire
Ayatollah of Rham and its Shadow
Fair Judge Executioner of Souls
Quarterer’s Order of the Descending Aorta, 1st Class, with diamonds, rubies, platinum concertina, golden concertina, gilded pancreas, emerald gall bladder, platinum spleen, mesentery and lymph nodes
Lady Gaoler of Dis
Chief Engineer Hellac Power & Light
Womb of Empires
Order of the Superior Vena Cava
先生 立石 上様
Fifth Sea Lord of Hell
Comptroller of the Currency
Chair, Hellac Consumer Products Safety Commission
Oracle of Elections
Order of the Obsidian Heart [Mot. Pict. Arts & Sci.]
Order of the Obsidian Heart [Tort]
Order of the Obsidian Heart [Fluid Dyn.]
Chair, Hellac Commission on Sentient Being Rights
Lady High Justice of the Court of Acts & Merits
Knight Commandrix of the Hellac Gordian Knot of Gold
Knight Commandrix of the Hellac Gordian Knot of Silver
Keeper of the Keys of all the Gates of Hell
Qadi of Hades
Chamberlain Imperial of the Necropontiff of the Universal Fatean Church
Order of the Quartz Heart [Eng.]
Order of the Quartz Heart [Jur.]
Order of the Quartz Heart [Metaphys.]
Order of the Quartz Heart [Philos.]
Countess-Palatine of Sheol
Marquise di Gehenna
Empress Consort
White Rod
President Pro tempore Bax Culdnu
Managing Editor—Breaking News
The Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork
53 Ashtaq 3 AS

FAITH VERSUS FRUSTRATION, OR, THE HUBRIS OF . . .

Posted in CIVIL UNREST IN AMERICA, CLASS WARFARE, CLIVEN BUNDY, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, COURAGE, CRAZY MISSOURI, FEARSPEAK, FERGUSON MISSOURI, FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, GONZO JOURNALISM, GOP, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, HUMAN BEAUTY, HUMAN BEINGS, HUMAN RIGHTS, HUNTER S THOMPSON, IN HINDSIGHT, MICHAEL BROWN MURDER with tags , , , , , on 19/08/2014 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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I puzzled over the word that should end the title for so long that I’ll leave the answer up to you, the reader. Watching events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri has taught me a very valuable lesson over the last week. That lesson is that I cannot understand the situation unless I was actually there. I can draw parallels to many of the missteps taken in the small community to the kidnapping last week of two Amish girls in upstate New York.

Errors are constantly made in situations where a person is confronted with violent crime. The need to make a victim of a crime, as I still believe Michael brown was, appear perfect by his family and horribly flawed to the point of deserving the consequences of their victimhood by others is chief among those errors. Michael Brown, clearly wasn’t a saint, but who among you there on Terra or I here in Hell is? There was something written in a great book about casting the first stone that applies to everyone. There was the narrative of a good kid who was going to college which furled the outrage among progressive bloggers and tweeters which was rekindled by the gleeful “I told you so” chorus from those on the Right after the videotape was released of Brown stealing cigars and shoving a store owner as he and his accomplice fled.

As I watched the video, which matched what we here know happened in the final minutes of Michael Brown’s life, in the conference room with my editor-in-chief, Cavalor Epthith and editorial page editor Diane Valencen, I wondered out loud just what was the purpose of releasing that video. As it stands in 2014 in the United States of America is it simply okay for law enforcement to kill a person because they walked down the street? And if not is it acceptable for the police to release previous actions of the victim to engender sympathy by creating a “thuggish” persona around him or her?

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These questions bother me because it goes back to the way Americans today deal with the everyday effects that crime and death have on thousands of Americans every day. I saw on Twitter a link to a story that showed how the Aurora, Colorado theater shooter was portrayed the first time the media showed a picture of him. He looked like any other geeky white kid. The first photo I saw of Mike Brown looked terribly imposing. Double standard? I would have to say so.

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And this finally brings me to the two little Amish girls in New York state. I am glad they are home again with their family. I read where the parents have forgiven their kidnappers and I have also learned where the girls were tragically sexually abused during their 23 hour ordeal. The mother of the 12 and 7 year old said that while she was glad to have her girls back things are not the same as they were. But if these parents who have had their little girls’ lives brutally changed forever have not lost their faith why is it so easy for the the citizens of Ferguson to be vilified for being so frustrated that their native son? To understand how I am looking at this now you have a question to answer. What would your reaction be if the Progressive blogosphere were calling the two girls little whores who really wanted to go off on a sexual escapade in a car with two strangers? Yes, even for me to say such a thing would be pretty shocking. In the end that’s what the conservatives have done with the Mike Brown case over and over again.

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In Hindsight
Even now, having read to this point the conservatives that come here are saying to themselves, well the Amish didn’t burn their town to the ground or target every car they saw driving by until their girls were returned. That is almost a fair analysis if you value property over people and lucre over life. And here we go again that sentence will turn every conservative mind to the “holocaust of abortion.” And so it goes in 2014 in America the time you have all been waiting for when the tipping point in society was passed and you see the face of who cause the eventual decline into chaos. It is going to be surprising when conservatives see not Rush Limbaugh looking back at them or even some conservative gun loving Oathkeeper who has assassinated a prominent politician. No that person is you right wing “law and order” fanatic. This is your failure and the solution to the problem that has gripped America for the past thirty years, yes another question, “What happens when the peace is breached in an age when the police have the equipment of the military but not the training to deal with a frustrated American public?” Every 2nd amendment and New Testament clinging TEA Party freak ought to be at the barricades with the protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, but of course to those bitter clingers this cause is not their cause as Cliven Bundy’s was for reasons to them that are as plain as the nose on your face.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
53 Ashtaq 3 AS

WHY ARE ILLEGAL DRUGS ILLEGAL?

Posted in DIANE VALENCEN OPINIONS on 17/08/2014 by Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.

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Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.
Editorial Page Editor
The Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork
52 Ashtaq 3 AS

BREAKING NEWS: LAALHETHRI DIRECTOR GENERAL ISDRIX “ROBBERY SUSPICION IN THE CASE OF MICHAEL BROWN DOES NOT ABSOLVE OFFICER DARREN WILSON OF ACTING IN PLACE OF COURT SYSTEM”

Posted in MICHAEL BROWN MURDER with tags on 15/08/2014 by Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.

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The terrestrial media and the citizens of Ferguson, Missouri now know both the name of the officer involved in the death of Michael Brown and the potential motivation he had for stopping him last week. It appears that the youth was suspect in the robbery of a convenience store a few blocks away from where he died. The conservative blogosphere is abuzz with shouts of vindication about the case as if a robbery suspicion is carte blanche for shooting anyone multiple times. More to follow . . .

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.
Editorial Page Editor
The Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork
51 Ashtaq 3 AS

GAZA IN THE MIDWEST

Posted in MICHAEL BROWN MURDER, POLICE BRUTALITY with tags , , , , on 14/08/2014 by Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.

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The rights of American citizens are being ripped to shreds in Ferguson, Missouri.

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© David Carson St Louis Post Dispatch 2014

It didn’t take too many future predictive powers to figure out that St Louis County would eventually devolve, or escalate, into the situation that was seen on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri last night. The frustrated citizenry barricaded into their communities by an iron ring of police officers firing tear gas and rubber bullets struck back with anger that took many forms. Some of the people threw bottles and Molotov cocktails. Others stood in peaceful protest until the gas and rubber bullets drove them from the streets. A few actually fired weapons but no one was struck by bullets mercifully.

However, the most powerful weapon the citizens of Ferguson, who simply want answers to the question that is being lost, “What were the circumstances of Mike Brown’s death?”, have was the primary target of the police last night–the media. Two journalists, Ryan J Reilly and Wesley Lowery were arrested at a local McDonald’s restaurant and an alderman who has chronicled the chaos each night in the hope of protecting citizens from police brutality, Antonio French was arrested nearly 12 hours ago. The charges against French have not been made public. As if these unconstitutional acts were not enough, tear gas was shot at the Al Jazeera US crew who were setting up on a public sidewalk last night. After the reporters and cameraman fled the scene, police officers dismantled their lights and tripods.

Citizen injured by rubber bullet

The officers engaged in this action against American citizens have called the protesters and residents “animals” and are indeed treating them as such. After one night of looting and vandalism, the police in St Louis County have made it clear that they will not tolerate that sort of action again. Their tactics and silence on the issue of the Michael Brown shooting creating a brownshirted wall between the people and the police who are sworn to protect and serve does nothing but escalate the anger of people who are unheard, unserved and now no longer seen as Human Beings in Ferguson, Missouri. The only difference between what is happening in Gaza and what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri is the level of force being applied.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.
Editorial Page Editor
The Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork
50 Ashtaq 3 AS

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