We currently dwell in the government of no. Or make that the Administration of no. While everybody was out there blaming the Republicans as "the party of no," the yes we can! bunch was scurrying behind the walls, mostly out of sight, perfecting legal script in order to tweak basic rights and constitutional guarantees. . .just a little. Then just a little more, and a tiny bit more until no almost seemed like yes.
Yet, these are the people the UFO information disclosure crowd look to for opened floodgates and an ultimate treasure trove. However. . .
What happened a few days ago when ABC-TV News conducted an investigation regarding portraits of government personnel paid for by taxpayers -- each costing at least several thousand dollars? Mind you, official portraits date back to the nation's beginnings, but in the modern era of inexpensive digital photography, taxpayers really shouldn't be on the hook for political feel-good paintings of officials at any level. Except maybe -- it hurts to say this -- for presidents.
Anyway, when official Washington got wind of the ABC report, a decision was immediately handed down denying ABC access to all Washington buildings where such portraits could be located, thus preventing further news video for national broadcast.
Kind of harsh? I think so, too. Frightening. But that's the sort of fascist tendency dictum going on in Washington, and for the most part the mainstream media says thank you in some special way and laps these instances up every time, nevertheless. And official hysterics over portrait disclosure is exactly the attitude that will keep "disclosure" about UFOs off the table in D.C. Aside from that, there are certain names (UFO "investigators") involved with disclosure efforts that make me hide under the covers, because I know all too well that some of the players are simply too darned "out there" to be anything but politely tolerated and ignored by officials. Sorry, but some 50 years of keeping an eye on this stuff has left me rather callous about the perpetually promised Christmas gift that never arrives. Officialdom aside, the major answers should come from science, but science is often too busy inventing sexual enhancement pharmaceuticals, or, I don't know, probably attempting to implant rat heads on human thumbs.
"THE BIBLE" ON THE HISTORY CHANNEL: What? That wasn't Obama? Apparently that was just a look-alike in the role of Satan. Nevertheless, while some play the Name-the-Antichrist game, maybe others would be more accurate in identifying the Pre-Antichrist, perhaps best identified as someone who takes lush vacations on the backs of millions of taxpayers who continue to suffer under his troubling reign.
FEAR AND LOATHING IN HERKIMER, NY: A man described as an "odd loner" shot four people and an FBI dog to death, wounding two other people in his path, last week, apparently leaving behind no rhyme or reason for his actions. More peculiar than the tragedy, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, having likely smelled gunfire from afar, and realizing that the chaos might just make the public more sympathetic to his (absurd) gun legislation (thrust upon us so he'll smell like a rose when presidential aspirations turn to gold in 2016), was on the scene perhaps even before the bodies hit the ground. It's reported that he arrived via helicopter, but I'm not sure. I fear I'll have to supplant my use of the word, megalomaniac for his enthusiasm with insect, because he flew to Herkimer faster than an infestation of locusts. Political opportunity? Nahhh, couldn't be. His visit was just to show compassion. Uh huh.
Oh, and by the way -- the shooter allegedly used a shotgun, the weapon of choice indicated by Vice-President Joe Biden when he recently advised women in fear to select a shotgun over all those other naughty guns Second Amendment fascists are currently attempting to ban. Dunno, maybe the government should just keep a running list and ban every type of firearm used in a crime until we're all down to rubber knives and toilet plungers for self-protection.
(As FBI and other law enforcement personnel waited out the shooter, at least one high-tech robot was seen wheeling around outside. My question, in this techno-era, is why did a beautiful dog have to perish at the hands of a known killer when, SURELY, somewhere in the gov there are incredible technological devices that could have entered the killer's lair and determined his position, thus preventing almost 100 percent any further loss of human or canine life? In this day and age in America when we're all being probed every which way but anally -- oh, and, um, aliens are reportedly doing that already -- wasn't there some itty-bitty robo-thingie to inject into the Herkimer situation?)
But then a couple of days later, a horrendous crime occurred in Clay, NY when a 29-year-old man tied up and abducted a woman and her 10-year-old daughter, raped the daughter and then drove them in the woman's car to a secluded spot and stabbed the mother to death. The child escaped and ran for help, and promptly law enforcement personnel located and tackled the suspect during his escape into the woods. However, Governor Cuomo and his entourage did not show up this time, perhaps (and this is just a guess) because a sharp instrument that isn't a gun, designed to stab rather than shoot, doesn't contribute reasons to ban guns, and consequently offers no campaign fodder whatsoever.
HE'S NO JACK KENNEDY: I was reading a paperback edition of Robert F. Kennedy's book, Thirteen Days, way back, just at the turn of the seventies, during a flight while I was on leave from Air Force duties. RFK, cut down by assassination in 1968, chronicled the drama behind the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, and his brother President John F. Kennedy's ultimate warning to the (then) Soviet Union that nuclear missiles would absolutely not be tolerated in Cuba to threaten United States security. JFK and his advisors forcefully made a decision and stuck to it, leading a country still held together with guts and grit. In my opinion, the death of the Kennedy brothers, as well as our disastrous involvement in Vietnam, marked the beginning of a slow decline in the magnificent abilities and confidence America once owned as sole proprietor, far superior to anything the rest of the world could even comprehend.
Now we've progressed to. . .Obama. The charm offensive. JFK promised us the moon, but Obama promised us four more years. Kennedy told the Soviets to pack up their missiles and go home, but Obama assured the Russians he would have more flexibility after the elections. But why continue listing the obvious?
So North Korea, realizing we have a weak president and a government which aims to please, unleashed The Big Surprise -- we discover they're "further ahead" with their nuclear program than we knew. Consequently, having killed off George Bush's original plans to strategically locate anti-missile systems in U.S. territory, our community-organizing college professor turned president, Barack Obama, is forced to play catch-up. Though years behind schedule, estimates suggest that maybe we can put a satisfactory defense network in place by, oh, say. . .2017. Looks as though the prez can't get away with playing kissy-face diplomacy this time, and he might have to tear himself away temporarily from his celebrity friends, expensive vacations and numerous golf outings. But I continue to suspect that the Obama bunch would shower North Korea with gifts of food and money, if only NK's pudgy little dictator would just take a tip from past deceptions and show a little bit of phony compassion for participatory democracy, and appear to warm to the West a couple of degrees centigrade. And, of course, that little puppet show would be over as quickly as it began, just as soon as N. Korea took possession of the goodies.
CYBER THREATS: "Google glasses," bots of all sizes and varieties, spy cams tiny enough to observe every cell in your body, computer-generated and enhanced emotions and thought processes and state-dictated education wrapped so tightly that neither teachers nor parents can maintain control, nor vary a centimeter from the party line? Cyber-threats aren't merely confined to evil people hacking sites on the Internet. Cyber-threats are the computer itself. Enjoy its many benefits while you can, because the unanticipated arrival of a very dark day attired in digital fabric is inevitable for both humans and animals. In short, life ain't necessarily going to be Star Trek in the future, or in what's left of the future.
HOME-SCHOOLING: Let's be hopeful that it becomes a national growth industry, instead of a victim of state legislators and governors owned by teachers' unions that even teachers of common sense don't want. Meanwhile, Common Core and See-Scope continue to invade the public school system nationally as kids remain on a dumbing-down spiral, while good teachers suffer for their efforts because they don't wish to comply.
CRIMINAL IMMIGRANTS RELEASED: Obama would be impeached immediately under other circumstances. How is one abiding by a presidential oath to protect the country by dumping thousands of dangerous illegal criminal alien border-jumping folk into society - when we know very well that, despite Obama's sequestration, we still have plenty of funding to keep bad people locked up? The perpetrators and the perp-in-chief need to leave office, and don't forget to send Eric Holder along with them.
KIDS AND GUNS: And speaking of the amusing attorney general and his still publicly undefined role in Fast and Furious, that brings guns to mind. Parents, as soon as your children are old enough to handle a firearm, have them properly trained and illuminated about why guns are a part of American culture, not to be messed with or foolishly banned by legislators who spend their entire lives hoping to make us bask in the same nonsense which drives their own waking moments. Some believe guns are evil, but there's also something called a necessary evil. Personal safety has never been more self-appropriate because, in many instances, all the police can do is write a report about how your dead body was positioned when discovered. People intent upon doing you harm aren't about to wait while 9-1-1 is dialed.
SYRIA: Oh, how good this is not looking. Particularly for the United States?