Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hollywood Rents A White House Fantasy

The Academy Awards:  My favorite James Bond film is "On Her Majesty's Secret Service," starring one-time-wonder Bond guy George Lazenby and Diana Rigg (whose character briefly becomes Mrs. Bond until a violent, untimely death occurs).  The snow scenes were great, the theme was okay and -- best of all -- the contentious buzz about Lazenby and Rigg not getting along at all off camera (and, in fact, even more buzz about Lazenby and the production staff in a constant hate/hate relationship) warmed my heart.  A Bond man who, um, urinated-off the producers so badly that he wasn't invited back after just one round?  My favorite by default.

Another year, another snub:  Last year I expressed disappointment that the show couldn't bother to include a brief thanks to U.S. military personnel serving all over the world to protect the Hollywood crowd in no small way, and this year's affair unfortunately provided no exception.  When the First Lady (that's Mrs. Obama of the White House, not to be confused with the original "first lady" of the American theater, Helen Hayes) appeared at the end of the awards show, for some reason I momentarily hoped that perhaps she was poised to say something, anything, thanking the military -- but no, of course not.  Incidentally, Mrs. O's out-of-place presence at this extravaganza should be the ultimate proof that Obama & Co. are all about Hollywood glitter and personalities, not about running this country anywhere except into the ground, where the elite will influence our lives in every way.  You and I don't count at all because we're just normal folk, and to those who expect the rich to carry the nation's tax tab, I have common sense news for you -- sooner or later, the middle class or what remains of its entrails will be taxed incessantly.  There's no other way out, though I must admit I'm not a Nobel prize winner like the prez, who obviously deserved the award because of his brilliance and mastery of a whole brand, spanking new upcoming slave class.  Yes, that's what I just typed -- and remember, I once wrote this person and told him he should consider running for president.  Perhaps the Oval Office deserves an Oscar for its current decorum of fluff, legislation-driven hysterics and pomposity.

I DO wonder whether there was some expectation at the White House that "Lincoln" would win for best picture, thus making Mrs. O's appearance somehow appropriately linked by race to the history of emancipation.  I guess that would have been a tear-jerker.  Instead, they got "ARGO," guaranteed to remind anybody old enough to remember that Democrat Jimmy Carter's ill-advised attempt to rescue hostages in Iran failed miserably. Um, not to mention that Mr. Obama himself seems to have found something else to do as our people were being violated and murdered in Benghazi.  So we have here, via Mrs. Obama, reminders of both an embassy rescue victory and a recent embassy no-rescue-attempted failure, Good going. 

The Obama bunch is great at marrying our White House to the entertainment industry and its campaign contribution prop-ups whenever necessary, and those little opportunities at ransacking the people’s House for hack publicity reeks.

Iran and the Bomb:  Despite M. Obama's inclusion (I guess she really could be considered an actress) as the movie, "ARGO" won the best picture award Sunday evening, I was taken back to 1968, not really so long ago, when I sat in an Air Force medical classroom with three other airmen, two nurses from a local hospital -- and two young women from the Middle East.  Our particular course was unique to the military and received newspaper write-ups, not only because local (Texas) civilians had been invited in for training, but also because the two foreign women were from Iran.  The Shah still held power and our countries maintained friendly relations, hard though it is to believe today.  Later, in clinical situations, Iranians were sometimes my patients at a pilot training base, where the U.S. taught Iranian military men to become pilots of distinction.  But that was then, and now -- and now Iran's uncomfortable embrace of radical elements threatens us all.  There are many good people trapped in Iran, their lives changed and clouded for at least the short term, or maybe for always. 

China and Obama:  What the...???  Congrats to Fox News for investigating the story of NASA's Ames Research Center providing technology to China over a period of years per cyber-hacking and inside personnel.  If this is what it appears, and it appears like intellectual property theft like nobody's business, undoubtedly inflicting serious national security damage to the U.S., Obama's Justice Dept. and other agencies have reportedly performed considerable foot-dragging on this -- almost as if China has carte blanche to take and take our deepest secrets without consequence.  Congressional committee mouths dropped open when they heard evidence of previously unknown infiltrations?  Too bad our country has no leadership, only Academy Award nominees in the White House.  One can taste the outrage.

Saturday Night Dive:  NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live" isn't funny anymore and hasn't been for years.  Don't take my word for it, just look at NBC's recent sprinkling of primetime SNL "specials" looking back on funnier days.  To me, putting all of that out there serves as an attempt to make viewers believe that just because SNL days of old were humorous, current episodes are hanging in there, just as rib-tickling as the old stuff.  They aren't.  Don't get me wrong, the show enjoyed quite a few great years, the Weekend Update stuff still elicits a few chuckles, and I could even get into Andy Samberg's videos, but the SNL rubber chicken deflated and deteriorated years ago.  The assembly line of talentless musical guests is puzzling, and one assumes that not even a drug-infested audience could actually appreciate the offerings, if administered as musical notes sniffed up one's nose in powder form.   Um, yeah, and overall their skits treat Mr. Obama pretty much as kindly as do network TV news shows, too, so we miss the biting political satire of olden years.

Nevertheless, while agonizing through a recent first-run episode one weekend, I encountered a brief spoof commercial for a movie about Jesus as a one-man killing machine, wiping out every enemy in his path with elegant weaponry.  I wasn't offended (offending me isn't easy), but this attempt to manifest religion into the humor market raised a familiar question -- why don't the writers, producer and others who find themselves so very clever in creating this material also pick on, hmm, oh, let's say. . .Allah and the prophet Mohammad?  Hey, old Mo must be good for an SNL comedy skit.  So where is it?  Why aren't all these TV talk show and comedy show geniuses going right to town on the comedy of Islam?  Maybe it's those cartoons a few years back depicting old Mo with a bomb in his turban, the ones that awarded the artist a perpetual death warrant.  So I say, come on you TV cowards, if Jesus is fair game, don't stop there.  As radical Islamists around the globe busily concern themselves with killing Christians and Jews, surely TV comedy writers can put Jesus aside long enough to churn out a few Muslim one-liners?  Mo-ho-ho!  So anyway, did you hear the one about the three freshly chopped-off heads that came rolling into a bar, attached to a burka strapped with explosives?  The first head says to the bartender. . .

NASCAR, SMASHCAR,  injuries and mayhem from multiple race car crashes?  Those spectators know very well they wanted to see chaos, and they got -- and in some cases felt -- exactly what they wanted, deep down.  Don't you wonder whether some of those fans secretly love the rush, the possibility of being killed by a flaming metallic piece of auto hurtling toward them at 200 miles per hour?

Remember just months ago when the experts said gasoline prices should decline sharply?  Well, that's working out to the letter, isn't it?  We can blame the world and we can blame China (deservedly so) for the express elevator of price rises, but to believe that President Obama's "green" energy policies have little bearing on this foolishness is purely self-delusion.  Now he's engaged in a critical tirade about banning future coal plants in the USA.  Don't you love the enviro folk who push their agendas  Now! Now! Now! but have absolutely no understanding that we must continue delving into the "old ways" of energy production  for years to come because we have no temporary replacements?  Yes, years back I used to donate to Greenpeace, and now I'm starting to think I'd have been better off sending my dollars to the National Rifle Association.  Meantime, thanks Mr. Prez, I hope everybody thinks of you and higher prices for everything when elections roll around.  And, may I suggest, elections can't get here fast enough.  Fair ones, maybe?

Immigration and Reality:  Do I have this straight -- a bipartisan government panel at some point suggested that annual immigration into the USA should be cut to 500,000?  And now we have the "Gang of 8" and/or others suggesting we should double the disaster of well over a million legal entries that we experience every year?  Hey kids! -- if you're not currently engaged in smoking weed or sexting, you might want to take a little time trying to understand the many ways your government -- primarily its liberal members, whom you find oh-so-kool because They Seem To Be Just Like You -- is screwing you and your future. 

Sequestration is such a fun word to say and Mr. Obama is its daddy, but now he rejects the offspring he originally birthed.  He takes responsibility for nothing.  This calls for another Oscar award, as he now condemns his own idea with some degree of feigned credibility.  Bravo!

Political megalomaniac governor and perhaps delusional self-presidential hopeful Andrew Cuomo of New York has seen his popularity decline significantly since he whipped out hysterical gun legislation and alienated a large portion of good, tax-paying New Yorkers, instantly transforming an honest population into the untrustworthy.   They still love dictators down in the Big City, but numerous counties elsewhere now have his highness Gov. Cuomo II pegged for what he is, a law school control-freak automaton and near-dictator who grew too big for his politically-blessed britches.  He obviously wanted to beat Obama to the punch in regulating guns as the 2016 elections creep closer, and his political future may and should suffer for it.  May his bright future become only interviews by his brother What's-'is-Name on some hack TV network, where they can recall boring childhood memories of political family privilege.  By the way, word has it that an impressive percentage among NY State Police are far from willing to go along with the new legislation, as they mentally battle the relationship between their sworn duties and the U.S. Constitution they protect.  Lawsuits are in the works to defeat Cuomo and his legislative puppets on this issue, but nobody knows where all of this will go as the country and primarily liberal bonkers lawmakers continue gardening public gun hysteria like champion turnips destined for the turnip truck.  My confession:  When A.C. was first elected in NY, I was actually quite pleased, based on his record.  Now, so sorry, his reputation is irrelevant and this phony political gasbag in a suit is lower than dirt to me.  And New York residents continue to vacate the state.  Enough said.

Repeat:  The Second Amendment is NOT about hunting:  It IS about government gone really, really rotten and being protected from it.  Yes, sounds like paranoid talk in 2013, but just take a look at the rest of the world as governments unravel.  Homeland security here?  Not even flu shots provided sufficient immunity from disaster this year, so why expect government to inject grade-A rule in any society?  Universal background checks. . .so the gov can make a master list for master confiscations at its pleasure?   Mark my words -- guns or anything else, this White House is not your friend.  We cannot become England (took away guns) or Australia (gradually taking away guns).

Tip of the day:  Thugs can dress nicely, too.  Clothes make the man, and fashion finery completes the thug who controls you.

Why is it that almost every American city in trouble has been run into the ground by liberal Democrats?

Health care costs go crazy sometimes because department heads think they should.  I once witnessed a hospital department chief justify raising patient costs simply because rates hadn't been raised "in a while."  There were no additional expenditures involved.  It was just time for a raise.  Now you know why charges vary so wildly from hospital to hospital.  No brain surgery necessary here.

Go away TSA, don't return another day:  Thanks for everything you do, but before you folks begin insisting upon checking body crevices on fetuses -- you know, after you finish with three-year-old spina bifida patients in wheelchairs -- please disband and let individual airports hire their own security personnel to get the job done the right way.  Oh, I know, I can smell union activity climbing up the beanstalk I just put into words, but the sad truth is -- it's time for you to go away, and along with your solid examiners be sure to take the thieves, sexual adventurers and others who never should have joined your ranks in the first place.  Smaller government, more intimate government when absolutely essential -- but non-invasive government, please.

Republicans, please remain comatose in your current condition.  Rove returns to reinvigorate the corpse he built like Frankenstein?  Really?  Time for something new.  Hell-o-o-o-o-o Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and others who just might be that something, but they need to run screaming from almost destined Republican carrion.

A crack in the mainstream media egg is just becoming evident as The Most Transparent Administration In History has proven to be anything but.  I hope to explore this further later on, but for now the media's rising discontent over access to information not already carefully orchestrated, crafted and sanitized by Obamaland's elves should serve as music to the First Amendment's intent.  It's gonna get nasty out there, and so it should.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Say it Now, Prove it Later


"But how do they know?" I asked myself, as I almost always do when peculiar incidents are followed almost immediately by mundane explanations.

The Russian meteorite explosion.  From meteor to Meteorite.  Nothing to see here, folks, just another meteorite.  Chances are -- and by chances we mean somewhere around 99.99999999 percent (and no, math isn't my thing, before you criticize) -- it was a meteorite.  But what if it wasn't?  What if the object had been a super-energized space vehicle or probe from somewhere else, hurtling through space over the ages?  Or remnants of a statue or artificial structure from the cosmos, light years away from some former home planet and drifting through space for the millennia?  No matter, to "them" it's a meteorite and nothing more than a rock just in time for "News At Eleven," and we best swallow that whole.  I watched in utter fascination as scientist after weather reporter after news reporter after man, woman and child on the street mimicked the word, "meteorite"  long before we could know for sure.  I guess because it's what society has come to expect, and to think anything else is intellectual blasphemy.  So, assuming meteorite is the final explanation, good work -- once again, scientists prematurely guessed correctly from the knee-jerk position, oblivious to how they embarrass themselves professionally when they do that.  Yes, as all fragments reportedly point to a rock from the sky, I suppose they were on target.  This time.

Here, I'll wrap you in the flag so you can avoid answering the question:  I've no problems with Chuck Hagel's military decorations from the Vietnam conflict, and in fact I honor him for his sacrifice.  But at the congressional hearing for his appointment as secretary of defense, Senator Ted Cruz asked a question about troubling reports of monies being directed his way by American-unfriendly countries in the past.  Before he could answer, Sen. John McCain verbally whipped out the flag and played the how-dare-you-ask-an-American-hero a question like that game.  In the room, and then outside, there was outrage over Cruz and his question.  Truth is, Cruz was doing exactly what he was supposed to do -- get to the facts.  Hagel, to be blunt, isn't doing so well with his responses, and I'm not at all sure I favor his appointment.  Nevertheless -- the intriguing and all-important question about contributions went unanswered as McCain stepped in and literally prevented the truth from coming out, whether that truth held water or not.  Seems kinda dangerous when everybody gangs up to be group-offended and questions consequently remain unquenched.  However, as usual, the main focus should be directed to the White House and Mr. Obama, who knew very well what would happen when he submitted this controversial name.

And speaking of Senator McCain, at least he's one of a very few bold enough to insist that several questions about the Benghazi tragedy remain unanswered, and his concerns point directly to the White House.

From TV Show to. . .TV Show:  Anybody still adorned with the aura of youth won't know what I'm talking about, but I was a little surprised a few days ago when I caught an old episode of "The Rifleman" on TV.  A member of an organized posse (that is, the horse kind of posse), allowed only a one-liner during his debut -- and last appearance -- in this particular episode was none other than the late Tom Snyder, former host of NBC-TV's long-running "Tomorrow" show.  I seem to remember Snyder mentioning his brief acting career, and back then he was credited as Thomas Snyder.  I only mention him because, over the long course of the late-night "Tomorrow" series, Snyder interviewed several people from the UFO arena , as well as a fair population of the strangest people in the world, and he conducted his program with humor, interest and as much integrity as would be warranted.  Still, kind of a shock to see (then) young Tom sitting on a horse in a fictional town of the Old West -- though not as much of a shock as knowing Johnny Crawford, who played Lucas (Chuck Connors) McCain's young son Mark in the series now conducts his own orchestra and apparently turns out compact discs like a machine.  Everybody grows up.  Well, some do. 

Why do mad scientists go mad?  That's an easy one.  Deprived of proper love and respect for their intellect, instead society worships silly people who make millions of dollars putting balls into holes, skiing down hills or repeating lines of script while instructed how to parrot and move like puppets on movie sets.  On a related note, a recent study more than suggests that young people expect instant fame over hard or routine work, and at the very least college graduates believe they should start at the top.  Meanwhile, the lowly scientist sweats, goes nearly blind from reading, loses sleep over research rather than late-night parties, discovers and invents, and for the most part nobody gives a damn.  If only scientists could put balls into holes, spit and grab their crotches in public, down steroids freely, beat up their spouses or significants and travel with an entourage, the crowds would roar.  Pity.  Oh, almost forgot, science and the computer are destined to kill us all anyway.

The curbing of or path to the death of American freedoms couldn’t be more obvious.  All we need do is watch gun control legislation proposed from coast to coast.  The latest outrage comes via some previously irrelevant legislator in Washington State who submitted a bill allowing local law enforcement personnel to inspect gun owners’ homes once a year to make sure firearms are properly secured.  In America?!!  Later, he claimed not to know this absurdity was in the bill.  Yeah, right.  Democrats – what the heck has infiltrated your party?  Looks like much of it was in there already, festering for years and waiting for The Big Chance.  Like the disastrous “Affordable Health Care Act” legislation, prescribed in thousands of pages over the years primarily by Democrats waiting for the right opportunity to spring it, you can bet all of this gun legislation has been hidden under the liberal bed until public hysteria reached a fevered pitch.  Voila!  When I attended college after the military years, I became one of the most liberal-minded people one could imagine.  But years have passed and I watched and watched – and, perhaps like you, believe this path isn’t working out at all well.  Maybe I’d prefer something in the fiscal conservative Libertarian mode – wild, huh?  Meantime, I’m running for the hills every time I hear somebody use the word, progressive, because the only thing the term means ultimately is more power for government and less for the individual.  So. . .

I’m going to do something I thought would never happen on these blog pages.  Having come fairly -- and with great patience -- to the realization that the major TV networks and news sources do little but alter or exclude the important things altogether, in keeping with the promotion of a wildly progressive agenda, I want to recommend three Web sites you might consult regularly.  Maybe I’ll even put them into the link list.  First, The Drudge Report (drudgereport.com), constantly updated with important news from the USA and the world.  Second, The Blaze (theblaze.com).  Third, Michael Savage (his radio show is a hate/love experience, but his education, credentials and knowledge about so many things can’t be beat) at michaelsavage.com.   Yep, very conservative stuff – and my longtime exploration of these sites has found them to be amazingly credible.  Agenda-ridden?  Yes, though not always, but compare those agendas with the variety currently being inflicted on the country by a cacophony of politicians grasping the hysterical moment at our expense.  Gun control is just the tip of the government control iceberg, and this time even law enforcement personnel are catching on across the nation, as too few legislators who formerly paused before wishing to question unconstitutional tactics themselves take heed.  Good for them.  Keep in mind, too, how envious much of the world is because American citizens can have guns – and don’t think for a moment that the world’s dictators respect or fear us less because of it.

A major reason for me to recommend these sites is accounts reflecting that legal USA immigrants from repressive nations, again and again, tell us that the United States -- under the current Administration -- is slowly turning into everything from which they escaped.   From what I’ve heard, they’re scared to death.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


 It's alarmingly curious that those who appear in need of psychological help as a result of alleged UFO abductions are often dismissed or ridiculed, yet people who kill others are immediately dubbed crazy and moved to the head of the in-need-of-counseling line.  Obviously, the mainstream media prefer a good murder story over alleged UFO reports anytime.  TV viewers cling anxiously to armchairs and sofas as reporters describe murder scenes in detail, yet full-color accounts of UFO activity elicit raised eyebrows and channel surfing.  What's my point?  Maybe the point is pointless.

Priorities and sequences.  We live during an era when square pegs are expected to fit neatly into round holes. In a digital world, they do.

Former Navy SEAL and super-sniper Chris Kyle and a fellow veteran allegedly were killed by apparently troubled former Marine Eddie Ray Routh in Texas. A tragedy all around.  Some ask why, but I put that question on hold and wonder instead whether Fort Hood shooter Maj. Hasan will still be awaiting trial long after Routh fades from public attention.  Routh's lack of credentials as a jihad-lovin' Islam extremist may not allow him much cred in postponing a trial.

Wasn't the Alabama man who shot a school bus driver to death before kidnapping a five-year-old (and ultimately meeting his explosive death on February 4 as law enforcement personnel moved in for a successful child rescue) a Vietnam vet?  Yes, from all accounts a horrible, dangerous man -- but did his Vietnam experience count for any of this?  I know, we're supposed to say who cares and good riddance, but you wonder. . .

Meanwhile, small children in school who dare pretend they have invisible guns, or flash obvious fakes made of plastic or even paper are arrested and/or expelled, and as liberal state legislative bodies manned and womaned by idiots make cops do the dirty work of scaring kids, particularly boys, out of any interest in firearms -- or imaginative play acting -- whatsoever, one can almost feel yet another curtain of civil oppression dropping over society like an emasculating fishnet.  This sort of thing comes from the top, and the top really needs to go to trial and then off to prison for a long time.  When air conditioning becomes surpassed by societal conditioning, things don't go so well.

But getting back to the military thing for a moment:  What can society expect when running these folks through multiple deployments to the Middle East, a place recognized for the horrifying distinction of harboring enemies in disguise who would shoot dead, as soon as look at, American military personnel as we, um, nation-build?  What, they should return to the U.S. fresh as daisies, ready to dive into the life they once knew under extraordinarily different circumstances? 

There appears to be a small, yet rather significant -- or at least loud -- segment of American society intent upon dismissing, if not outright hating, anybody in a military uniform.  I don't get it.  But I know this much -- their honorable service to the country aside, where would we be without all the fine active duty and retired military personnel who tipped us off to the facts about so many intriguing UFO encounters over the years?

Code word O-Bomb-Ya:  Yup, here it is, another winter's day and I'm still no fan of this Administration.  However, that memo leak?  The one about the president or high officials (whatever those are) possessing the distinct honor and privilege of assassinating bothersome, plainly bad-ass American citizens anywhere on the planet?  Just phone a Saudi-based drone and you're home.  Free.  Hmm.  Well, on one level it seems a terrible idea, and of course the memo already raises international hackles.  Yet -- strangely, I feel compelled to support this project, but only if we in the U.S. can submit lists to the White House of people our established citizenry might hanker to annihilate with drone missiles.  Or maybe they currently only host enough drones to spy on Americans in this country.  Clearly, I understand the dilemma.

And the Benghazi Academy Award goes to. . .  Following Sec. Panetta’s testimony, taken together with earlier news reports and interviews with others, it appears President Obama could be the honored recipient of that award.  The more he and his people attempt to distance him from the affair, the more that questions ensue, though the political hack actors on the hot seat, we must admit, have been non-credible. Oops, make that incredible.  Looks like maybe some serious – illegal -- gun running took place by a nod of folks in the Administration, transporting from Libya and eventually to the “rebels” in Syria.  Making matters worse, the lovely Muslim Brotherhood may have handled the project, thus helping out their Al Qaeda buddies, who just love America and Israel and would never, ever do evil things with illegally gained weaponry.  Isn’t there something fairly impeachable here?  Along with all the other stuff that might qualify?  I don’t know how this president or his bunch can survive politically, though the accommodating mainstream media have done an admirable job in putting those square pegs through round holes for them every step of the way. Forget about press credentials, worry about press reputations.  Meanwhile, the ghosts of Benghazi yet hover, waiting for Hollywood to script everything over and make the real unreal in 3-D.

NO, AND IT WON’T DEPOSIT COMMON SENSE, EITHER:  A CNN correspondent actually posed the question of whether an approaching near-earth asteroid had a relationship to global warming.  Enough said.  The TV networks and far too many of their, um, information distributors have eaten freely, without question, of the far left cake, the same cake fed on a daily basis to young minds in schools and colleges all over the country, and this is the result.  Utter ignorance.  It can only get worse from here. One can’t really expect to fix the fix that’s already in.

The Los Angeles (deceased!) ex-cop/former Navy shooter clearly painted himself in his “manifesto” as a far leftie himself, and it is interesting how so many of these people blame the Tea Party for their own faults and for those of their particular favorite parties. Compared with Democrat lunacy and deeply comatose Republicans, the Tea Party and their nonviolent tactics look far more rational than the current political swarm, and even the Libertarians fascinate.  Too bad the mainstream media is writing the script for this deranged insect, who frequently seems more the victim than the murderer.

BEYOND FAIRYTALE CINEMA:  Maybe I’m reading more into this than I should, but what’s up with this mini-cascade of motion pictures and TV shows which harken back to fairy tales of old?  Are creative Hollywood script writers running out of ideas at long last, forced to rely upon some perceived self-brilliance in making a few changes here and there and then – poof! – magically making what’s old new again?  Among dictionary definitions for fairytale are the terms, cock-and-bull story and song and dance, appropriately enough.  Ha, let ‘em go back to Shakespeare in 2013 and see if anybody wants to buy tickets to witness whatever concoctions blossom from those oldies.  Between fairytale cinema and the ever-popular slasher films, I wonder if there’s anybody much anymore who can produce entertainment not intended to simultaneously dumb down an audience?  Wait!  I smell a film idea. . .from a fairytale, of course, and. . .she enters the room and. . .the room is dark, but there’s a place to sit. . .and little Miss Muffet sits. . .yes, oh yes! She sits. . .little Miss Muffet sits on a. . . truffle?!  Wait!  No, that’s a tuffet.  What the hell’s a tuffet?!  Ah, but it’s okay, the dictionary says you can sit on it because it’s something you can sit on.  Okay.  So little Miss Muffet sits on this thing, this tuffet, and in the next scene. . .oh man, every producer in Hollywood and every movie audience in the world will dig this film, and it’s low-budget to boot!  Okay, so little Miss Tu – oops, Muffet, she. . .wait a minute, is “little” part of her name?  Hmm, I don’t know.  Well, no matter. . .so, on to page two. . .

EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS:  Comedian Chris Rock says President Obama is like our daddy, and we should do everything he asks of us?  Is he kidding?  Is Rock really that unaware of who serves whom in this country?  Chris Rock is like the 2013 version of “Professor Backwards,” except he’s politically upside-down.  I don’t recall him making similar statements when his less-than-fave prez Mr. Bush was in the White House.

North Korea conducts yet another nuclear test and President Obama continues to threaten domestic rule via Executive Order if Congress won’t give him his way.  Congress must find a way to end this national nightmare, but that would require boldness, heroics and ultimately impeachment.  Otherwise, history may justifiably reflect a House and Senate dripping with cowardice, with haphazardly elected members frozen uselessly where they sit as the country we knew slips away. 

CLIMATE CHANGE OF THE MOMENT:  Word has it that some NASA scientists have become even more enthused about looking toward the sun as a major culprit for climate change on this planet, rather than human activities. Really?  I suspect our great-great-great grandparents could have told them as much. 

POPE SAYS NOPE, NO SOAP, GET HIM OFF THE ROPE, ‘CAUSE HE CAN’T COPE:  May I suggest, as a non-Catholic, that you choose a new Pope around 28 years old who looks like Justin Bieber or Justin Timberlake or Justin anybody who might just appeal to the young folk in the USA and Europe who, apparently, have been leaving the Church in quantity?  The Old Reliable stuff isn’t working anymore, right or wrong.  The Church, like Congress, fuels itself too often by a preponderance of seniors who should just get out of the way instead of turning to dust or stone whilst still officiating.  Nevertheless, should the Church wish to remain comfortable with the old ways, tried and true, perhaps an older pope, more in keeping with ancient traditions, should be chosen – and in that event, may I suggest Pope-Elect Jerry Sandusky?  He’s available and certainly cloistered, in a manner of speaking.