Friday, October 06, 2023

"If he would just knock over a bank, we'd HAVE him!!!"

What the fuck does he have to do?

And why the fuck does the entire establishment of America seem to thing nothing - rape, fraud, insurrection, treason, tax evasion, building code violations, destruction of historic buildings, illegal interment of remains, and pretty much completely repellent behavior in almost any venue - somehow not become the camel tread?  Is it just because he once pointed to a cartoon and said "camel"?

  He has mocked the US Tax Code.  he stole US secret documents and if not sold them gave them away for shits and giggles. He raped several people, including his wife, and mocked them for not being his type.

He buried a former wife on one of his shitty golf courses, so he could could have a few dollars in tax benefits, and to shit on her memory And there are questions about documents that were buried there.  And refused to maintain the grave.  Fucking ghastly.

He once said he could shoot someone on the street and not lose a single voter.  What the hell, if he stood on that street, fuckd a dog, then slit the animal's throat and drank the blood, would that be enough to disabuse the cult?

I don't think even that would be enough.  The dog was asking for it and their god needed the blood.  Tell me that would not be the argument, and change my mind

This, my Republican friends, is the man you think is qualified to be President of this country.


Hello Cruel World

 Wordpress has gone econo-fascist, and no longer really allows any way to create a blog for no cost, unless you sign up IN ADVANCE for annual billing.  Welcome to modern Internet!  But it will get better with AI, so I am told by people who also told me Pogoplug  and blockchain were going to change the shape of the online world.  Hey, How is Sam Bankman-Fried doing?  And how are your NFTs?

So I am going back to root.  This is my original blogger hood home before I got fancy, and had a budget to pay for Wordpress to make me look pretty.  Little did they realize, that is a boulder, they can't push up that hill.

But I still have some access to the last couple of things I wrote, and this one about the Fascist Motherfucking Supreme Court Dickwads (may they soon be limited to wheelchairs like that fucker Kissinger) and their next target:  Equality of accessibility.  Which is a particular thing I have worked on for...well pretty much all of my career.

I have sometimes talked about finding myself with some level of mobility issues, and that I often acknowledged GHWB, for all his other hateful aspects, who signed the ADA into federal law, and I’ve been working most of my life under the guidelines that were published as an addendum- but not part of the law: There was no enforcement mechanism.

Most states incorporated some level of the ADA guideline into their building codes. In fact, Wisconsin’s building code in effect at the time was already pretty much in line with the ADA guidelines, so it really was not much of an effect, except that our plan examiners, architects, and inspectors were able to make some enforcement.

I have sometimes remarked at how visiting parks and museums and other public places are very much more accommodating, whether I feel the need for a wheelchair or a scooter or just being able to walk with my shillelagh walking stick. I acknowledge, at each instance, what the first Bush did, and am grateful.

So these motherfuckers, are now able to decide this will no longer be what we do. I want to take a tire iron to every one of those fuckers knees. 

Yes, I recognize that this is narrowly focused on standing for trying to force building owners to provide more accessibility. But given the continual restrictions to reproductive freedom and voting rights, is anyone going to tell me that they will not grind the fuck out of the ADA in their slash and burn regime?

I noted at one point that Israel has apparently felt that providing accessibility is against their religion or something. I have been to many places with ruins and such, and they usually have a graded gravel path that allows access if we have some less ability. Israel says fuck off. go get cured.

When I first started working as an architect who was responsible for creating welcoming, accessible spaces, I was perfectly happy and as a designer, it was just as challenging as any other design problem.

Now as I am older and as I said, finding myself with mobility challenges, I am a bit angry that these fascist motherfuckers want to take it away.  The actions of GHWB and others in enacting the Americans with Disabilities Act was a huge stride in making our country and its public spaces more welcoming to people that had been relegated to back bedrooms and not being seen for generation.

And now the fascists and hateful horror show people who apparently now run ur country from the Shitpreme Court, want to make it  Hard, if not Impossible, for us to be Human Again.   Goddam, how were the Mekons so prescient in 1985?  And yet again, I find my love for that band justified.

Well, since there are only a few rabid squirrels and a tribe of twisted capybaras who even care anymore, Hi There!  Since I am now semi-retired with little to do except day-drink, expect ....err, well nothing really.  Sorry in advance.  

Sunday, October 01, 2023


So, I return to my first blooging home.  WP keeps wanting more money, so back to Goofle free standard.  Oh well.

I have been working all year to zero out my business tax accounts and put a legal end to my corporation.  From here on out, I will be working as a sole practitioner, single professional.  To be even funnier, I am returning to the third floor of our house, which is where I started my personal practice.  Meanwhile, I have attorneys and accountants cutting me at the official levels.

What was it, 15 years ago, I moved to the top floor of a walk up?  I moved from a building just minutes from my house, to this building which was like 2 minutes from my home.  But at that point, I hired movers - it took 4 guys and two trucks - and they carried everything up.

At that point, I had several employees, but I haven't had those in some time.

Now, I am abandoning all my furniture (seriously, who still wants light tables)? and my the books are all either mfr info or sample books or are outdated (realistically I will not need cod books from 1989 ever again).

So I moved a bare minimum from the office and will be letting the building management know that they can dispose of the rest as they see fit.  I would call it bittersweet, but with the pandemic, I haven't really bothered with the office for a couple of years.  And I have developed some level of mobility issues, so the long flights of stairs have become a serious impediment.

Young Zombie helped me bring the several boxes home today, and then I am done.  I will reconfigure my iMacs for my home network, and then move on as best I can.

In the many years, one of my time wasting hobbies is building little models of imaginary spaceships.  And sometimes I did them in my office when nothing better was going on.  So we moved out with some of the best ones to take home and complete during my semi-retirement.  In a weird twist, this has been a most rewarding time for kit creators in this genre - although building plastic models is far outside mainstream interest, there have arisen several producers who worked overtime and used computer design to create the best ever kits ever available.

For instance, the Enterprise, which was the best selling kit ever made and has never been out of production.  But it was legendarily inaccurate.  Now, Polar Lights/ Round 2 have produced  small 1:1000 kits of the original and the Refit, that are as accurate as balls.  And they also, using the same CAD files, have produced 1:350 versions of both, as well as the NX-01 and now th Klingon Kronos. 

 And Moebius Models have produced a line of 2001 kit of the Discovery (in 2 scales), the EVA pod, the Space Clipper (in 2 scales) and the Moonbus.

And most significantly, Japanese manufacturer Bandai has secured the Star Wars license.  They have done an amazing 1:12 figure line of anybody with helmets and some robots (although they also did a Han Solo and Luke figure with really very good he'd sculpts) But have also done a lot of of other kits.  Most of them are on the small side, as the cost to get them in America reflects import costs, but also reflects the smaller display space of customers in Japan.  But they also pulled out all the stops to produce a 1/72 kit of the Millenium Falcon in their Perfect Grade line (familiar with anyone who have built their Gundam kits) That features every detail ever shown and even obsessives can't find fault.  


Prior to that, another Japanese Manufacturer Fine Molds (most noted for aircraft kits) ran off quite a few Star Wars kits, some really great versions of X-wings and Y-wings, and an addition bar-setting version of the Millenium Falcon.  Unlike th Bandai version which represented the New Hope version, the Fine Molds represented the Empire Strikes Back version.


Anyway, I brought those back from the closet of my office stash, so will be completing them in my weird semi-retirement.

In other news, my last project  received a Mayor's Design Award, which I believe is my sixth.  It also achieved final tax credit approval, so the developer is going to receive $3.6 million on a 9 million dollar project.  I am still waiting for a thank you or even a Deadpool High-five, but I regret not working for a percentage.

In any case, I digressed about my hobby because I am sad about my career.  

So, nobody will see this, as the blogger hood has evaporated.  So that's why I got all verklempt.  And more than a little bit drunk




Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sure, it's nice and all. But you would have to live in Wis-CAAANNN-sin.

....or, find a way to hire me as designer for a project in a location where you WOULD like to live.

[imma allow some comments for 24 hours or so, to let y'all tell me how talented I am, before I turn 'em off again and go back to deciding whether the Lake wants me yet....]

[yes, that otehr blog is turned off.  phukitoll anyway, and the S-fest blog may be ramping up, and dammitol anyway]

fuck. why can't I make a living at this?

Friday, May 13, 2011

Fuck You Friday

I believe I speak for quite a few people.

also, this Blog wouldn't VOOOM if you put ten thousand volts through it.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

We're a Happy Family

Inspired by a post here.

Lucy, the Orange, Leaky ass Dog and Toby, sharing spaces.

I love the couch picture, where Toby’s tail is on Lucifer’s hip.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Hello Cruel World

Cliff "Fuck Me Eugene" May is on the ed Show, waxing ecstatic of how AWESOME and AMERICANTASTIC torture is and making me want to through kittens and bunnies through the screen, so I am going to vent by posting this blast from the past.  I know Silent Mike will remember it, and Fuck the Internet for allowing me to find it again.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Scarred But Smarter

Milwaukee expatriates, and Kevn Kinney was a schoolmate of one of my best buds, Scary Joe.

But this song, and this album, was done before they left for Georgia, and of course I saw them in a crappy punk club before they left, and they were loud and drunken and we were all young:

But the song tells of being old or young, and disillusioned, and burned; and dammit if he didn't nail that fucker.

clarification for vs:

Well I'm out of work, I'm out of hope
What should be of thee I spoke
Good times for the undeserved
And hard times for the ones who work

Poor man, rich man, blind man, dead man
Hoped for more than they had all planned
Just then they suffered a serious blow
As the real world cuts the line you hold

Nobody said it would be fair
They warned you before you went out there
There's always a chance to get restarted
To a new world, new life, scarred but smarter

Is it right to wish the poor man rich?
Is it right to wish the rich man poor?
I hope all that's well is well ends fair
Wished thy neighbors life to despair

Being so mad that I stop crying
No payoff for all my trying
To do it right, to never fail
Wishing for some fairy tale

Nobody said it would be fair
They warned you before you went out there
There's always a chance to get restarted
To a new world, new life, scarred but smarter

Well the way my life it turns all around
Jobs and things to do that I've found
I think how foolish I must have looked
To think I could be down for good

Nobody said it would be fair
But in the end I think it is.
Karma, justice, whatever you call it.
It's really there just keep looking for it

Nobody said it would be fair
But in the end I think it is.
Karma, justice, whatever you call it.
It's really there just keep looking for it

Nobody said it would be fair
They warned you before you went out there
There's always a chance to get restarted
To a new world, new life, scarred but smarter