Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Par Avion, American Style

 Special Delivery:  The almost surreal view of a gyrocopter piloted by a postman into Washington during daylight was probably the most captivating air show to hit D.C. since infamous nighttime UFO encounters over the nation's Capitol in the summer of 1952, except this time there was no military pursuit.

Aside from a cacophony from officials about a 61-year-old's criminal act, we also recall a faint memory of a time when Americans were overwhelmingly adventurous, accomplishing feats of daring because action was necessary and somebody had to do the dirty work.  Americans weren't John Wayne then -- they were the very characters portrayed by Wayne and other cinematic heroes of a bygone era.

We still have heroes, but in so many more instances today otherwise able-minded men and women
ignore the dangers, the necessities, and instead live out their days on the sofa, consumed by fast food, belches and endless farts as electronic images of people manipulating balls into holes are championed by drunken and numbed crowds going senselessly wild.

Okay, so postman Doug Hughes of Florida decided to attempt something positive instead of merely "going postal."   And it wasn't as if his Washington visit was a surprise, because his intentions were firm with a newspaper reporter and, allegedly (?), a call to D.C. officials in advance.

Civil disobedience often means doing the wrong thing to accomplish the right thing.  And there are consequences.  But up to four years in prison for this?   Not a day.  Instead, give Hughes congratulations for exposing chinks in our protective armor regarding access to supposedly safe areas in D.C.

Via airmail -- his personal airmail -- his intent was to deliver individual letters to each and every member of the House of Representatives, all about the need for campaign finance reform.  In person in the people's place.

Or what used to be the people's place.  Actually, I saw his little escapade as representing so much more, symptomatic of a government which no longer listens to or follows the will of its constituents, thus necessitating a communication style more in their faces.  Yes, a House, a Senate and a president all doing their own thing, and rarely caring a whit about our concerns.  Did the American people want "Obamacare?"  Did the American people want illegal immigrants, their diseases and terrible costs to our welfare, health, correctional and education systems shoved down their throats?  Did the American people want the EPA dictating everything they can do in their communities, almost right down to a blade of grass on one's own property?  Of course not.  So maybe it takes the intrusion of a one-man gyrocopter into D.C. to shake up the safe-house of a gaggle of some damned worthless and overpaid so-called public servants perpetually dodging the public, yet looking pretty for the news cameras as they hide behind their finest attire adorned with American flag pins intended just to let us bask in the fantasy projecting that they're always on our side.

Yes, I know what Doug Hughes did was wrong by federal air standards -- but even the U.S. Postal Service should agree that mail by air beats first class delivery every time.

More deaths at the hands of police:   To reiterate -- no matter the circumstances, running from, resisting or physically attacking the cops is never wise.  The times they are a raging', and the reasons do not involve race.  Nevertheless, Obama's storm troopers are sure to initiate "official" investigations of several cases around the country, in search of racism rather than guilt among the dead..  In Oklahoma, a 73-year-old volunteer officer fatally shot a man with a gun he thought was his taser -- but say what the mainstream media leaves out.  The suspect ran and had apparently just been involved in selling an illegal gun.  How many lives were saved by stopping an illegal gun sale?  Yes, tragedy all around, but so many incidents could be avoided by following lawful orders and avoiding confrontations or escapes.  Our sympathy for dead suspects increasingly sours because nearly all of the recent lot caused provocation among cops, a reason for instant, albeit unintended disaster through the heat of the moment.  As for the suspect who may have died mysteriously from a cervical injury while secured in a police van -- believe it or not, self-injuries occasionally happen which cause death.  But we await the autopsy.

Climate changes, but the one-track political mind does not:   President Obama and his cackling groupies are out there again, mouthing the words, all the evidence is in and man-made climate change is real.  No, the evidence is based upon computer predictions, like a page out of some futuristic science fiction story written by a robot.  This sly showman can reverberate all he wants about the most this or that in "recorded history," but his version of recorded history doesn't reach back all that far.  Additionally, extreme periods of both cold and hot apparently extend way back before human influence -- and humans -- even existed.  As usual, the length of Obama's reach with executive orders depends upon the ignorance of his followers, of which there is plenty.  Would love to see this fraud and accompanying bunch in prison, but (sigh. . .) looks as though we'll be forced to continue counting the days until his term expires. 

Andrew Cuomo in Cuba:   New York's megalomaniac governor claims he went to Cuba to encourage trade between NY and Cuba, but we suspect he may have journeyed there at taxpayer expense to pick up tricks of the dictator trade from the Castro brothers, as Cuomo already rules NY as his own little empire.  In return, both iron-fist regulated businesses and overtaxed residents continue to flee the state as if running from a bedbug infestation.  Don't believe the slick TV commercials appearing nationally about New York's business-friendly climate.

Ted Cruz will be vilified by the mainstream media and his own party,  because he is genuine and honorable, not the typical career politician who begins to rot from the inside the moment he or she cozies up with D.C. parasites.   Cruz has intelligently argued nine cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, a definite plus as he makes a presidential bid.  If it is true that he is despised by most of his senate colleagues because he doesn't  think  conspire as they  think  conspire, so much the better.

Refugees flee Libya for a better life in Europe, precipitating tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea.  Yeah, and it's now documented that Muslims are throwing Christians overboard to their deaths simply because they are Christians.  As Muslims continue to overrun Europe, I hope our own politicians in the U.S. quickly and decisively put a hold on Muslim refugees coming here, because a significant portion surely have no intention of assimilating, and instead feel compelled to change or kill the rest of us.  Sorry USA, sorry world -- no more Mr. Nice Guy when it comes to the Muslim insurgency.  We can afford it neither strategically, economically, nor by way of common sense.  Do not accommodate an infection whose cure increasingly eludes our reach.

Dr. Oz under attack by medical morons and corporate thugs:   So-o-o-o-o-, now it comes to light that a team of "doctors" attacking Dr. Mehmet Oz and demanding his withdrawal from the board at Columbia University may own a rack of little personal closet skeletons.  Seems they and the corporate (government?) buddies to whom they're apparently joined at the hip were urinated because Oz wants food with GMOs labeled as such, and the public deserves to know.  Said to be non-practicing physicians, among these phonies is a doctor who served prison time for Medicaid fraud -- and a crackpot who claimed the nuclear disaster at Fukushima was beneficial because escaping radiation would cure cancer afflicting Japanese residents.  Oz is listed to explore all of this on his program this week (Thursday?), and if even half of what has gone viral is true, we hope he fries these folks' reputations with verbiage equivalent to hot olive oil.

On a similar note, it's bad enough that the doctor-patient relationship has effectively been crushed with the introduction of  cumbersome "Obamacare" regulations and the need for health care providers to bury their faces in computer screens with their hands attached to keyboards simultaneously, while patients become 10-minute office decorations regarded only for the moment.