Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bits and Pieces for November 2012

DISCLOSURE?  ARE YOU NUTS?  The newly repainted and deodorized White House bunch is up and ready to go, still experiencing considerable trouble in community-organizing its various tales regarding four American deaths in Benghazi, and since they can't even get that straight one must continue holding the hope of UFO "disclosure" from these folks way up in the realm of impossibility.  Regrets to all. . .

WHERE IN GOVERNMENT CAN TRUTH BE FOUND ANYMORE?  I realize political versions of truth have run rampant for years, but really. . .what else might we expect, saddled as we are with Mr. Obama, the President of the United States of Entertainment?  If he hangs out with any more movie celebrities and rock stars, he may as well be given an Actors Equity card.  Or maybe he has one.  Philanderer generals?  Why not, under this Administration everything seems to have gone loosey-goosey, leaving old-fashioned in-government security and loyalty flapping in the winds of hope and change.

ROBBIE GRAHAM OF SILVER SCREEN SAUCERS, accessible in my list of links, is involved with a new motion picture tipping toward a conspiracy and asks that readers preview a trailer of "The Writer With No Hands." on the Internet.  Currently seeking a distributor, the film is nonetheless scheduled for a 2013 release and concerns the bizarre 1997 disappearance and death of powerhouse Hollywood screen writer Gary Devore -- whose body, once located, was missing both hands.  The kicker here is an alleged CIA relationship to Devore's murder.  I can't knowledgeably comment on any of this, but doctoral candidate Graham and associates deeply and reliably explore the world of film, UFOs in the cinema and related subjects of interest, so do check this out at:

THERE THEY GO AGAIN:  After actively cheering on and assisting in the downfall of Middle East dictators by praising the "Arab Spring" and encouraging various factions and misfits with promises of hope and change -- while simultaneously embracing the dirt-bag Muslim Brotherhood -- the Obama Administration clearly deserves a hearty congratulations for the latest Israel/Hamas conflict.  This one's your baby, folks, as much as it is anybody else's.  As Sharia Law grows and prospers throughout the Middle East, the Obama bunch (brought back by a little over half of voters for reasons I will never – fully -- understand) should go down in history as one of the most impressive foreign policy screw-ups and laughingstocks ever.  "Israel has a right to defend itself" is the best this Admin could muster as this tense situation began to bloom, when it should have added the words, "and we stand behind the only real friend we have in the Middle East."

POST ELECTION BLUES:  The Obama campaign's use of digital technology and, not to be forgotten, psychologists and their strange little tools to influence potential voters is already well known, and in conjunction with other maneuvers it apparently worked, especially among young college students and youthful unawares who populate the nation in quantity.  An article about this game plan appeared a few days ago in the New York Times.  Clueless in college and dumbed-down in the dorm.

These, of course, are the same young folk who have no idea how close they might be to becoming subject to an eventual military draft.  Now that the President, Ms. Clinton, et al have prominently encouraged stomping out old Middle East dictators during the "Arab Spring" -- unfortunately and (we assume) unwittingly in exchange for the Muslim Brotherhood and extremist Islam to fill the void -- war may hover closer than ever.  Just ask Israel.  Hello Egypt and Egypt’s new best friend Iran. Check out Syria and our likely covert doings. Mr. Obama's foreign policy has proven disastrous, but since apparently half the USA care neither about that nor domestic policy, we may as well close up shop and just play blissful video games.  Speaking of Egypt, the only reason the pyramids may not be blown up anytime soon by the radical element, which has suggested doing so, would be cash-cow tours paid for by Infidels.

By the way, Barack Obama is not the reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln.  Just to be clear. 

Was not the land of Lincoln exchanged for the land of lies decades ago?

My irrational fear of the moment, incurable even by Obama campaign psych-ops personnel:  That we eventually get a one-party political system via the Democrats, but with several factions from which to choose.  No matter whom one selects for leadership, it's still somebody from one party.  I don't care if the Republicans join the dinosaurs, but we surely need true conservatives, libertarians and other groups with some stability to take up the slack.  At this point, there's probably room for -- what was it? -- the Flying Saucer Party (originally a Gabriel Green idea?) to return, at least for laugh value, because there's nothing funny about the gang remaining in power.  If we could but vote every week. . .

NEW YORK, NEW YORK:  Here in NY State we have a Democratic governor named Andrew Cuomo.  I suspect he wants to be president next time around.  You've probably heard of him, maybe because his father was once our governor.  Oh yeah, those were the days.  Anyway, Andrew's brother, what's-'is'name, appears on ABC-TV, I think he's like a TV journo or something.  I'm not sure, but all I really know is that it's a likely bet that whatever investigative reporting he does for ABC, he'll never be doing an in-depth look at his brother, should he ever be naughty or have naughty things that need to be aired in public.  You know, there's a lot of that stuff where TV news people are related to or married to government folk.  Quite scary, actually, because they run the game and we merely act as chess pieces.  But not to digress too much. . .

So the East Coast and New York were slammed with Hurricane-cum-Super Storm Sandy, chaos ensued, and two things were immediately apparent to me.  First, nobody in Albany (the state capital) seems to have planned a damned thing in case of such a violent encounter with nature.  Weren't they supposed to be ready after all the Katrina hoopla, etc.?

Second, within a day or two after the East Coast was decimated, there comes a strongly worded letter from Governor Cuomo warning the already overwhelmed power companies that, essentially, they had Better Not slough off on their duty to restore power as quickly as possible.  Before they even got to work he was slamming them with a don't-you-dare directive, as if psychic about the upcoming course of events.

 I started conjecturing about Governor Andy's words, wondering what in the world he was up to -- and then I realized.  What a sly fox, I'll bet he was getting ahead of the game just so that, if electrical problems couldn't be solved in short order, he could point to his letter and say, "See?! See?!  I told you this would happen -- don't blame me!"  No, don't blame the governor with presidential aspirations.  It wouldn't look good.  When we run for prez, cover our ass we must.  Got it.

And then, three weeks post disaster, Obama returned to New York, accompanied by the guv and the ever-present meddling and photogenic NY Senator Charles Schumer, for whom life's very blood is the news photographer's camera.  Obama, as previously, gave miserable New Yorkers, many still sans electricity and homes, a pep talk and left.  FEMA is the answer.  FEMA is always the answer.

Meanwhile, sounding somewhat like a madman, the governor proclaims climate change real and THIS is the result and something must be done because, I don't know, is it because the sky is falling?  The gravity in his voice almost has me convinced -- until I read an article from England's Daily Mail (Mail Online) of November 15 emphasizing that "global warming" ended 16 years ago -- with an annual scientific chart and science banter to prove it.

It won't matter.  The politically enthusiastic among us will continue to quote their own science and the governor will continue his leap toward the presidential prize with charisma, charm, nurse-like sympathy and conceptions designed to push The Agenda.  What's real?  I don't know, and neither does he and neither do they.  Maybe the Obama campaign psychologists can explain it.

TOWARD A MORE PERFECT UNION AND A LESS PERFECT NATION:  Richard Trumka, isn't be president of the AFL-CIO or something?  I'm sure he's a pleasant conversationalist, but how come this guy visits the White House so much?  Couldn't involve power, influence and money, could it?  How are these visits helping me as a citizen?  Like much of America, I live near an overtaxed city threatened by imminent bankruptcy, and every bit of the dilemma was caused by promises union negotiations couldn't keep, and now the bargaining money is gone.  My union fantasy?  Well, I would like to see every union member in the country stand up, disband their unions and negotiate one-on-one with the government entities, businesses and corporations for which they work -- and if things don't pan out and union representation is needed, organize brand NEW unions with all NEW faces at the top.  No "old hands."  Every drain needs flushing until the outflow clears, now and then, whether it's a capitalist's drain pipe or the sewer pipe mildly facilitating socialism.  Once essential to the working class, union gains over the decades have brought us to a situation where the union logo frequently depicts something poisonous to the nation's survival, and the most wretched victims are union members who believed and poured both heart and soul into the fantasy, the promise, with their labors.  Isn't is a comfort to see with your very own eyes what a friend of the unions this president is?  The unions beg the president to continue spending like there's no tomorrow, obviously music to his ears.

THE BENGHAZI ATTACK:  Now we know.  Even the CIA quickly realized the precipitant wasn't some idiot video -- yet our White House friends continued to push that particular envelope for days (with new excuses why). Our people, four, died because something went terribly wrong.  Not wrong as in mistake, but in the sense that something deliberate occurred.  Then came the cover-up and Administration fact twisters apparently went to work on diversions and obfuscation.  And this doesn't begin to address what might be the most devious episode of illegal gun-running ever perpetrated by an Administration.  I suppose criminal charges could materialize and, not that it would be a surprise, The Royal Impeachment could become a reality.  This presidency, this White House, appears the dirtiest, most rotten example of politics I've ever witnessed -- and I'm only an outsider whose only advantage is that I don't deceive my thought processes by burying my attention span in NBC, MSNBC and, oh, all the other televised Administration butt coverers and apologists.  If we could get away with it, I suppose most of us would respond to questions about unseemly events which may involve us with excuses, such as "I have nothing to say until the investigation is completed," but sooner or later the trap is sprung and, if we're lucky, at least a sliver of political corruption goes away.  The Benghazi outrage is huge -- and beyond tragic for families of the dead who contemplate justice denied.  The mainstream media?  As usual, they just wish to indulge in sex scandals and mistress misadventures.  As we witnessed during the Obama campaign, the MSM is a modern Trojan horse.

THE NOVEMBER 14 PRESS CONFERENCE held by the President didn't quite turn out to be the epitome of comradery and let-bygones-be-bygones he hoped for.  Nor are Obama's "press conferences" reminiscent of anything I watched while growing up.  What's with the cards on his podium?  He calls out reporters' names by card selection, not by pointing them out and calling names from memory -- probably because he has few contacts with the real media and hosts few press conferences.  Kind of hard to take seriously a White House and president who appear loath to answer relevant questions and find annoying those who ask the important ones.

UNITED NATIONS:  Becoming more frightening by the day as it seeks to tax us and take away individual rights while dissecting our Constitution and sovereignty.   Kick this deluded gang of unindicted socialist criminals out of the U.S. and use the building to house rats, a function for which it’s already and better equipped.  Really, its major function is to cost this country economically and to bring in untalented detritus to muck up the nation. Maybe we could move the Dept. of Education into the U.N. building just to fill it up with something, and then go ahead and dismantle that travesty as well.

SUSAN RICE’S CONFIRMATION FOR THE STATE DEPARTMENT:  No, a thousand times no.  Like the old song goes, ya gotta have heart – and in this case you need to have explicit trust, and whatever the story behind her Benghazi video affirmations, this is a definite no-no.  But watch them confirm her, anyway. 

BERNIE FINE AND SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY:  Months after the child abuse dust storm, all charges against former S.U. assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine have been dropped for lack of hard evidence.  Accusations necessitated the Feds removing file cabinets and other material from his home, and even his wife was pilloried by the media because of assertions that she had sex with numerous members of the basketball team.  The first outrage was Syracuse University's refusal to stand behind its coach, instead firing him immediately in shotgun fashion, lest the odor of rumor taint its reputation.  We wrote in a blog entry back then and repeat it now --  that the Fines should sue S.U., and if I were them I'd go for half those precious university endowment funds which, in many universities, just hang around and accrue interest for decades anyway.  Child abuse is a terrible thing, but the blossoming child abuse cottage industry (not to mention the modern phenomenon of sex offender lists!) intended to administer justice has the potential to warp and become as frightening as storm troopers.  Witness the "war on drugs" industry.  There are words out there, intended as innocent, which destroy lives and often take away basic freedoms unintentionally, and they begin as follows:  If we can save just one. . .

TWINKIES ON THE RUN:  Another demonstration of union greed gone wild?  The (at least temporary) disappearance of Hostess Twinkies, the veteran cake-like substance with something akin to a cream filling, is apparently the second worse thing to happen nationally since Election Day.  18,500 people are instantly out of jobs all over the country, and at least one union blames, blames, blames everything except its own bullheaded approach and national economic circumstances.  Yes, demand for snacks rich in calories has declined and benefits decreased drastically, but even 18,500 people will soon agree that proudly standing behind your union membership card isn't half as good as still having a job. So NOW what's the union going to do for dues-paying folks suddenly tossed out in the street?  Why, pass the problem off to socialist wanna-be representatives of the government, of course.  Maybe community organizers can help.  Maybe Hostess will be bought by somebody who logically moves the company to a right-to-work state and unburdens itself of hundreds of "collective bargaining" tweaks which attached itself to a great company like barnacles over the years. (Update:  The courts have instructed all parties to try again for a Big Save, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see all of those folks returning to work as soon as somebody blinks.)

SAY THE WORDS:  Say it, say the words. . .radical. . .Islamic. . .terrorism.  You'll have to, because our government won't.  Use these words frequently in the course of daily conversation, so we don't ever forget.

AFGHANISTAN:  Just get the hell out.  What we profoundly hoped would make a real difference won't, once the Muslim Brotherhood's hand-picked serpents move in to obliterate the benefits of our presence.  In Central New York a VA medical center is adding on a new huge unit just to deal with traumatic brain injuries, surely a necessity all over the country, and one assumes that we have yet to fathom the enormity of the ongoing Middle East venture in relation to our strong, but currently bonkers, nation.

HAVE A NICE THANKSGIVING, AMERICA:  Right now, I'd be "thankful" just to know why four Americans died without a ghost of a chance for survival in Benghazi, but fear the truth will evade us in return for some half-truth as this event drags on and on.