Monday, October 23, 2017

Bits and Pieces for October, 2017

Question:  What sustains a rather substantially whacked-out segment of the Democrat Party?  Answer:  Marvels such as Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson, a Trump-hating, race-baiting activist who experienced a brilliant flash of glee while she described herself as a "rock star."  Democrats routinely offer nothing of non-socialist substance, but they sure gather like moths at the flame when the publicity wagon comes to town.  We hoped it wouldn't get any worse once Obama resurfaced before the TV cameras recently, but Ms. Wilson's fashion sense and trashy sorta-cowgirl head wear that neither mad hatters nor Roy Rogers' horse "Trigger" would have awarded a second glance takes the cake.  It took General Kelly's heartfelt comments to remind us that all of this was really about dead military heroes, not about an arrogant, cartoon-ish congressional representative who apparently cares more about getting a hat centered on her head as she scolds Trump and plays the race game than about tragedies of national security.  And no, we don't yet know what's up with our mission in Niger -- which seems to have begun under Obama's watch, it is alleged.  She wants --wha...? -- an apology from General Kelly?  He may have innocently misspoken about her role in a speech, but a pathetic, publicity seeking creature of her ilk isn't fit to lick one of the general's medals. 

Dog gone, doggone it:  According to CBS, a 15-year-old miniature pinscher brought to a veterinarian to be euthanized was discovered to be alive five months later.  What happened is, a veterinarian had allowed an employee to take the dog home to see about improving its health status.  What outrages me, if true, is that the dog's original owner discovered the dog still lived and breathed, but nevertheless had police retrieve the dog, which "seemed to be in good spirits when it was brought back in and there were no signs of neglect."  Say what?  So the owner was totally urinated off because her canine friend had another chance at life, and insisted that said euthanasia be carried out almost a half year later, even though "Caesar" was apparently comfy and thriving to some extent?  Something is very, very wrong here.

Speaking of just plain wrong, beware of former Federal Elections Commission chair Ann Ravel and a sympathetic, never-ending merry band of Democrat troublemakers who, like snakes which refuse to release their prey, are all on board with punishing online political content -- paid or unpaid -- considered "fake news."  The Washington Examiner of October 18 nicely lays out the threat posed by Ms. Ravel and her cohorts, all Democrats and all apparently wiling to go to any lengths to tackle, particularly, subjects involving the political right.  OF COURSE, the current springboard for essentially censoring Internet content revolves around the increasingly tiresome topic of Russian influence in the elections -- yet, from acorns mighty leftist oak trees grow, so one really needs to be aware and incensed about Ms. Ravel and her willing leftist accomplices in this matter.  Wow, it's amazing how certain folk consistently refuse to embrace the First Amendment and insist upon "improving" it in strange, self-serving ways.

George W. Bush attacks:  Oh good grief, is this the same former President who let Obama skate by for eight years without saying a blessed thing about that two-term evil?  Now he speaks out about Trump -- without actually naming him -- with no holds barred.  How courageous!  How news-making!  How. . .irrelevant?

The REAL hard Russian influence:  The icing on the cake of horror this month comes via October 17's New York Post article, a wrenching piece demonstrating how the Obama bunch knew very well that the Russians employed bribes, kickbacks and blatant extortion in a profoundly successful effort to gain access to U.S. atomic resources.  Despite the facts on its doorstep, the Obama administration approved a 2010 agreement that gave Moscow an astounding 20 percent of U.S. uranium.  The Clintons also profited from this deal, an aspect covered previously by author Peter Schweitzer and others.

Feudin' over gluten:  Everywhere one looks in grocery stores, the demon is gluten.  A small but significant percentage of Americans share celiac disease, prohibiting them from consuming gluten in any form.  The usual "if we can same just one" phenomenon took over long ago in a society which loves to panic, and far more foods than ever anticipated became "gluten-free," the pronouncement printed on multiple food products as if promising safety from a mad dog.  Even people who could not care less about and were unaffected by gluten sometimes found it difficult to locate customary food sources.  But. . .

Oopsie.  Now we learn that a scientist who provided the primary evidence of non-celiac gluten sensitivity has published a paper renouncing his own findings.  If you feel hammered by ad agencies' depictions of gluten as a demon from hell, you might want to check out the story of researcher Peter Gibson of Monash University in Australia, who reversed his position on a crucial segment of the gluten controversy.  Does this mean that some of us who cowered under the dining room table can exit and feel guilt-free about eating spaghetti again?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Oh Hell Yes They Did

Seems as though every time some person or group comes forward, promising to "do something" about UFOs, we ultimately get kicked in the. . .well, it's not a pleasant experience.  Disappointing, certainly.

Here we go again.  Except maybe this time we're starting out with brain power and talent assuredly bonded in the concept that yes, Virginia, there are UFOs, and scientific hardware must supplant bureaucracy, flippant denials, lunatics and word games conducted by the book.

Apparently and vastly under-reported was a momentous little affair which took place last Wednesday, October 11, when Blink 182 singer-turned-ardent- supporter of UFO studies Tom Delonge publicly joined with a few impressive individuals who have joined forces to investigate the science behind UFOs and other "exotic" technology.

Reporter George Knapp, among others, enlightened his audience with details of DeLonge's partnership with former government intelligence and national security personnel and others with a solid science background.

The greatest stunner here -- which, if we had a national media concerned about more than destroying Trump or making Harvey Weinstein a circus attraction -- is the revelation that the government never stopped investigating or maintaining a concern for UFOs, despite the heralded closing of Project Blue Book decades ago.

Among a series of shockers related by Knapp and other sources is a dramatic UFO encounter as recently as 2004 involving the USS Nimitz.

I won't rehash what can be read in other reports, but I recommend that you consult George Knapp's October 11 report from or Nexstar Broadcasting, and a report may also be found at and, I'm confident, on a host of other sites which tend to report on such matters.  The mainstream press otherwise?  Forget it.  Pathetic.

"Taking a knee."  Aside from going through various athletic gyrations to transport a football from here to there, wouldn't it be great if those dropping to a knee during the National Anthem actually invented something useful for society?  Then again, not to be cruel, but if one is too unlooped to understand from basic instinct that getting your head slammed repeatedly on a playing field doesn't exactly fortify brain cells, I guess we shouldn't expect much more.  Not a fan.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hollywood Democrats Stripped Naked

The lesson appears simple enough.  Harvey Weinstein is Hollywood and Hollywood is Harvey Weinstein -- and, for the most part, both represent the modern Democrat Party.  Excess, no apologies and place the blame on somebody else whenever you can.

These are the "entertainment" folk established as movers and shakers, content, entitled and screwing perceived enemies and potential sexual conquests in every way possible, night and day.

And these are Washington's major contributors to the Democrat Party.

But suddenly they are eating their own.  Some, anyway.

This is the industry churning out not only sex and violence in movies, TV shows and music as a matter of course, but also enraptured by its very own talents in producing slick digital images and CGI cartoons subliminally intended to re-educate kids and young adults of powerless intellect. 

Just harmless entertainment, backed up by the casting couch, rapes and drugs, all hidden with charm by the best attorneys and PR firms money and other amenities can buy.

Hollywood thinks it is Washington, D.C., and have no doubt that some of its most famous "stars" and executives sincerely believe it is their right and obligation to supplant members of Congress and other legislators.  Maybe they can't do it with words, but they surely can with monetary contributions.

The more I observe the Hollywood crowd -- which I used to admire and respect to some degree -- wearing its true face, the better President Donald Trump's agenda looks.  Wow. 

Hollywood has its "Walk of Stars" and Washington has its celebrity "Walk of Swamp," and this is certainly a swamp Trump and legislators of integrity can drain merely by ignoring the pampered Democrat crybaby infestations of Tinsel Town, home of so much talent, so many drugs, so much sex, and so little time.  Run, Harveys of Hollywood, run!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Today's Compulsion

Just as criminal killers feel compelled to murder by forces erupting within their own minds, so it seems that our friends on the left are perpetually influenced by squirming brain tissue, causing them to obsess with controlling everybody's life by legislating away our rights, as they must, and we become like zombies, doing their bidding. 

"Obamacare" comes to mind -- the voluminous document which, rather than being written overnight, had actually hung around, rotted and grew like a cancer with the decades, while Democrats patiently waited for their chance to pounce and inflict this diseased entity known as the Affordable Care Act upon the nation's unsuspecting.

The left's other darling is "gun control," whatever that is deemed to be, and it was certainly no surprise that the same, predictable voices shouted out those words almost before the gun smoke cleared in Las Vegas.  The politically ambitious were on board, right along with the usual stupid Hollywood celebrities who actually believe their employment as script-memorizing, robotic zombie puppets -- whose strings are pulled by directors and myriad forces dominating their lives -- qualifies them as national mentors and constitutional experts.  Which leads me to late-night TV tear-shedder/political helper/occasional comedian Jimmy Kimmel, but why go there?  When one comes right down to it, the most notable thing about him might be his having two consecutive "m" characters in both his first and last name, but maybe I'm missing something.

Good grief, if it's not Harris and Klebold, cat beheaders, deceptively young and friendly folk and other crazies doing the murderous honors, now it's the grandpa geezer class in Las Vegas.  What's to be done?  Nothing's to be done.  As society continues to become peculiarly unraveled, we may be on our way to becoming what we once were.  Wouldn't that be priceless -- reversion as the wave of the future?

Same old story with the Democrats:  Never let a good crisis go to waste.  Now they want to legislate more, for the sake of saying they did something.  And they DO do something -- every time some horrible incident happens, they are first in line to take away a little more and tell us what we can't have.

San Juan's mayor and her baggage:  I guess it's beyond irrelevant that American taxpayers now have to pay to rebuild a territory whose officials could never be bothered to implement at least a sound infrastructure, choosing instead to drive Puerto Rico into pre-hurricane bankruptcy through corruption and graft. 

Adding to the fun is the mayor of San Juan, indicting Trump from the start for his invisible lack of response immediately following the catastrophe of all catastrophes.  As Kerry Picket of The Daily Caller (9/30/2017) reminded readers, vocal Trump critic and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz previously praised FALN terrorist leader Oscar Lopez Rivera.  FALN was a Puerto Rican separatist group which conducted more than 100 bombings in the U.S. during the seventies and eighties, and in 1975 four people were killed when a FALN-created explosion occurred in NY City.  Three NYPD police officers received serious injuries as a result of several bombings on New Year's Eve in 1982.

Apparently the darling of mayor Yulin Cruz, Rivera -- whose sentence was commuted last January by former President Obama, who rarely seems to have seen a criminal he didn't believe should be unleashed and released upon the American population -- was originally sentenced to 35 years in prison.  Don't think that the good mayor didn't give a shout-out to Obama when this particular deed was accomplished.

Isn't it just amazing how every city, every state and, apparently, every U.S. territory touched by the popularity of leftist politics turns into a disaster?  Truth is, Puerto Rico, bankrupt and corrupt to the hilt, was flattened long before two hurricanes knocked on the door.  Hurricane no. 3, just becoming visible over the horizon, arrives as a storm of opportunity, predicted to devastate American taxpayers' wallets.

The question:  Into what form will island officials, comfortable with their privileged past, allow Puerto Rico to be rebuilt?

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Eternity's Limits

Remember (some of you) going to church as a kid and getting a clear message pounded into your heads that someday we'll all meet again in the afterlife?  Well, apparently we don't need to wait that long, at least not in Puerto Rico, where we're informed that devastating hurricane floods have unearthed a buttload of coffins from floating cemeteries.

Seems to me this is far worse than, oh, say, trying to keep your lunch down after a bad shrimp taco, and even worse than taking a vacation cruise on an ocean liner called The Petri Dish of the Sea.

The pop-up coffin thing is hardly new. Instances are well-documented here in the states and almost any place where we bury things we expect never to deal with again.  All one really needs is a flood to demonstrate that what happens in the ground doesn't necessarily stay underground.

We've focused almost incessantly of late about too many people in the world, yet failing to properly take into account that "people" also include the dead, and when one adds up the totals of the living walking above ground and departed folk taking up space underneath in wooden or metal caskets often secured within additional receptacles, numbers must be staggering.

Yes, world religions entertain built-in reasons why the dead must be buried in certain ways to assure eternal rest, directions to paradise or some distant day when a wake-up call from the skies raises dead bodies essentially placed on "hold" for centuries.

Plans can go horribly awry, however, when dead folk refuse to stay buried during natural disasters and their special, timeless boxes of blessed repose rocket to the surface like jacks-in-the-box.  "Hello again, hello. . ." goes an old Neil Diamond song, though he obviously wasn't referencing floating coffins at a flood parade.

The science professor teaching a college course I took one summer loathed the very idea of burials in a box, believing instead that if we're indeed going to be planted in the ground, let's do it as nature intended and not cheat Mother Earth out of reclaiming her bounty.  Notice how the lucrative funeral industry sometimes portrays such practices as akin to savage rituals?

The point is, floods and other disasters aren't going away, but each day brings an abundance of human deaths as well as, in my wretched opinion, copious amounts of the living promised from birth only to expire eventually and add to the merriment of joining the six-feet-under club.  When you think about it, this is kind of nuts.

As a species who won't stop over-populating above ground and cares even less about stuffing, to be blunt, our endless train of boxed-up carcasses into beautiful pieces of land on a planet devoid of eternal storage guarantees, will we edge ever closer to sharing our back yards with both flood cars and unsightly flood coffins and their hoary occupants, all dressed up with no place to go?

We turn the handle on a colorfully appealing metal box and the musical tunes play until, suddenly, the top flips open, something jumps out and unseen voices sing, "POP goes the weasel!"

Hugh Hefner Exits:  Say what you will, but that one little instance of scientists and others brought together decades ago for a panel discussion regarding the UFO subject was a Playboy classic -- proving  yes, there really are people who actually read the articles and didn't just slobber over  pictures and centerfolds.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Psychodysleptic Nation

Oh, those disturbing parallels.  North Korea has its leader, who millions of poor bastards fully believe is a walking god, and we had Obama, pretty much regarded in the same manner by a nation of the progressively sedated.  A large percentage of our leftist folks in the good old USA, if one can believe polls and The Word on The Streets, hold Kim Jong-un in higher regard than President Trump. Whaaa?

Maybe it's something in the water.  After all, according to an August report detailed via, researchers have detected significant accumulations of human antidepressant medications in the brain tissue of at least 10 fish species in the Great Lakes.  How could there not be environmental concerns, since we excrete medical "treatment" by-products in urine and feces 24 / 7 which end up in water sources and treatment plants ill-equipped to filter pharmaceutical substances out of potable drinking water?

More pollution, more hurricanes, more earthquakes, more talk of nuclear war -- isn't this the third time recently that we've raised the question, how many people on a planet of finite resources is enough?  The multifaceted dilemma currently threatening the world relates in every aspect to us, humans who supposedly have the best minds on Earth.  We can solve any problem rationally.

Except we can't.  We're pretty much basking in bonkers land right now, but few know or care why.  We love our psychodysleptic nation, content that every ill can be erased if we either party or go shopping.

The state of the world
-- something to look forward to as (per a Sept. 20 report from PJ Media) a growing number of Europeans, most notably those of France, Germany and the Netherlands, are moving politically to the right in  response to Islamic terror blossoming all around them?  If European nations can somehow pull themselves out of Islam's knuckle-dragging influence  -- what a miracle that would be -- perhaps we'll have something to embrace other than a profoundly retarded faith entwined in ass kickers.

Meanwhile, we remain extremely curious about the scandal -- barely whispered by the leftist media, of course -- involving former DNC chair and Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her computer expert, who was recently arrested for bank fraud as he tried to flee the country.  He and his family may have caused a trainload of national security damage for financial gain and/or ???  There appears to be a crushing amount of pressure from the Democrat side of the aisle to keep this mess out of public view, but it's kind of hard to wish away either the odor of rotting fish heads or implications for national security.  Ms. Wasserman Schultz's energized demand to get her tech's laptop back from the chief of Capitol police -- whom she threatened as the encounter was caught on video -- after it was found abandoned at the Rayburn Office Building should sound every warning alarm within 50 miles, for something seems particularly amiss.  Democrats, WTF?

In an attempt to denote something positive about progressive libs today, we also thought it essential to congratulate one of our fave questionable organizations -- and hate group in its own right -- for successful banking.  Yes, no less than the Southern Poverty Law Center sends millions of dollars to the protection of offshore entities, according to the Washington Free Beacon.  Further, this nonprofit lavishes six-figure salaries on its executives and most integral employees, whilst simultaneously spending little on legal services intended to combat hate and bigotry.  Jeez, could it be that the main poverty attacked and eradicated by the SPLC is its own?

Goodbye, world:  I think the world is supposed to end today.  Not sure if that's true, but if so, bon voyage and good riddance to everybody who ever pissed me off or had the potential to do so.  Hmm.  I guess that about covers everything I need to say.  Have a nice (oh, um, scratch that last part.)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Atmospheric Alchemists Stir the Cauldron

Even marginal weather observers admit that "climate change" cannot necessarily be associated with current hurricane activity, the destructive forces of which are really nothing new.  Yet -- WTF? -- the Trump administration appears to be giving opposing views on joining or leaving the Paris Climate Accord nonsense.  One gets a very uncomfy feeling that, following the dismissal and resignation of key conservative White House personnel, progressive insects left over from the Obama bunch have crept out of the woodwork in the dark of night in a veiled attempt to reinvigorate the good old days of taxpayer-funded excess.  We hope, at least, there's nothing more sinister than that occurring.  As long as scientists studying climate change continue to express different opinions, nobody can comfortably assure us that the science is "settled."  And the climate?  Far from settled, it always changes, and United Nations criminals and hoaxers are all too happy to implement extortion and highway robbery of nations (especially the U.S.) using fallible computerized instrumentation built in their own image.  I say, might as well bring back the crystal ball.

Beat me in St. Louis, Louis, beat me in St. Lou:  Riots (yawn. . .) in St. Louis, MO over the death of an apparent professional thug via a police shooting. How does one not sound racist when describing the rioters?  I guess we could just reduce them to what they are, which is illiterates and ignoramuses who are too stupid or agenda-ridden to check out the facts of the case -- and the very fact that this drug dealer took off in a car, endangering everybody around him as he eluded police makes him eligible for the instant death penalty.  Which he received.  Other information coming to light paints this dude as one really bad man.  I long for the day when these black suspect vs. white cop encounters actually begin with the suspect NOT doing something wrong or criminal to begin with (as videos show).  When Black Lives Matter and its organized co-conspirators ever get around to judging facts and not some hoodoo veiled in "social justice" as defined by terror and lies, maybe they'll have something worth compassion.

Immigration reform?  Yeah, right.  Again, WTF?  If I wanted Schumer, Pelosi and others of a similar mental view to run the White House, I'd have voted them in.  At the very least, can't everybody get together real quick and vote out the very concept of anchor babies?  This can be done in one day-- so why is it not on the Republican agenda (like so many other things that seem to have fallen off the cliff)?

United Nations:  Are they still around?  We hadn't noticed until news surfaced of Trump's UN visit.  Let's throw this gaggle of phonies out and make them get real jobs in their respective countries (or excuses for countries) instead of forcing us to pay most of their rent.  They may have suits and ties and look pretty as they convene useless party conferences, but at the end of each day they're almost as worthless as Congress.  Apparently, Kim Jong-un has something better than the UN in his country -- nukes, and they do a lot of talking on the international stage for better or worse.  Really, really worse.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Equifax: More Terrifying than "It"

What's more frightening than a killer clown chopping off a child's arm in a movie inspired by a Stephen King book?  The choice is tough, but I'll say. . .Equifax.  Should you happen to be an American adult, chances are your personal information is now in the not so loving hands of computer hackers who probably reside in places we've never even thought of visiting.

Ha, some credit-reporting organization.  Here's a major corporation which keeps extensive files of our personal history -- of which they never elicited or were required to elicit our permission -- and they couldn't even keep our data safe in the golden and well-known era of computer hacks.

We suppose Equifax officers consider themselves big-hearted for offering to gift us all with free credit monitoring for one year, but I assume the public appetite following outrage tends more toward something more like free lifetime monitoring for this situation over which we had absolutely no say from the start.  I don't recall asking a credit bureau to store my personal information, do you?

As if this truly overwhelming and dire predicament couldn't get worse, the monitoring corporation Lifelock took immediate advantage of this mass public misfortune by running ads bolstering their services, for which one must pay.  Nice try., but if anybody should pay for secure monitoring, it's Equifax.

Anyway, the class action lawsuits have already started to emerge, so we'll see who benefits the most -- "them" or us.

TV telethon for hurricane victims:  Whatever that was on the TV screens Tuesday evening, my impression of this supposedly charitable event hosted by famous people from the entertainment industry is that it turned out significantly to be just another way to bash and blame the right wing and Trump for anything that comes to mind.

Hillary Clinton blames the world and, yep, Trump, too.  Because even the Democrats are whispering that they wish she would just go away, we don't see a lot of cash emanating from the publication of her new book.  However, as eventual combustible material for high school bonfires?  The book is perfection.

Hurricane Irma:  Ditto, ditto, ditto our previous blog entry on the Texas hurricane, regarding too much and too many.  A big, lovely world full of people and more people seems just great until one massive disaster after another strikes.  Nature's balance is way out of control, and emergency responders can be worn to the bone in short order trying to handle catastrophic events in Texas and now Florida..  Meanwhile, we party on and rebuild the same old ways, awaiting the next atmospheric or terrestrial disturbance to turn lives upside-down, literally.  These are the dreams of madmen come true.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Involving Devolving

 Haven't we more than enough trouble with hurricanes, fires and North Korea?  Have we gone absolutely bonkers enough so that a cop can arrest a hospital ward nurse for doing her job?

Sometimes it's worthwhile to go back in time, to escape, to explore old newspaper clippings which reflect a grip on the future.  Such retreats can be so much more satisfying than discovering that certain things we have been told in recent times simply are not so.  For instance, we've been warned repeatedly that the salt-shaker and sodium in general will kill healthy users.  Not true, science now informs us.  And especially for the exercise-rabid segment of society, where folks have been assured over and over that strenuous military-style workouts for older adults are the key to longevity, medical reports list a growing number of cases where serious medical conditions (such as rhabdomyolysis), not physical fitness, culminate.  (I feel somewhat vindicated, having assured myself every time I traded a brisk walk for the comfort of the sofa, that exercise will kill you.)

So there's this newspaper clipping from the last week of July, 1984, published in the Chicago Tribune.  Yes, 33 years is a long time, but a little meeting conducted in Bar Harbor, Maine seems relevant to modern day trappings and predicaments.

"Mankind Evolving Backward, Theorist Says," reads the headline. How did they know, I wondered?

"I'm afraid we've reached a peak and that Homo sapiens is in a nose dive," warned Allan Wilson of the University of California at Berkeley.

The meeting, sponsored by Johns Hopkins University and the March of Dimes, apparently unleashed a cavalcade of negativity regarding the human brain's future, essentially espousing how humans have outsmarted their own mental development merely by being clever and finding solutions to problems before brains can evolve in natural terms, thereby short-sheeting problem-solving necessities essential for brain growth in the species overall.

Our ability to override natural selection has also allowed genetic defects to thrive and remain instead of dying out, thus providing people with eyesight problems eyeglasses and those with hearing difficulties hearing aids.  By accommodating birth defects and genetic flaws, humans have become "imitators instead of innovators," stated Wilson, copying one another rather than allowing gray matter to ascend to solutions over time.  The genes which cause defects, rather than disappearing through evolution, go on to continue through successive generations of human births.

Forget the science -- the article had me at the headline, "Mankind Evolving Backward."  My point is, just look around you:  Antifa, BLM, semi-humans and masked savages raising hell in the streets in some nebulous quest for "social justice," etc.  Oh yes, dear reader, that 33-year-old prediction came true, though in a much different way than anticipated.

Trump's DACA decision:  Forget Paul Ryan and his band of Republican milksops.  Obama's illegal DACA was little more than a way for parents to drop their kids off to a United States government day care center -- and leave them here for the rest of us to take care of their needs and expenses forever.  If we don't start taking seriously the concept of "illegal" real soon and fighting for American laws, maybe we'll be ripe for gut-punches like Kim Jong-un's basket of deplorable nukes.  How long will we be stupid?  How long will the GOP continue kissing up to Democrats with decisions explicitly serving the donkey party?  How long with the Republicans do everything in their power to defeat President Trump's agenda, the one on which he was elected handily?  One more outrage for the stack -- and watch Republicans keep Obama's DACA monstrosity intact, even if disguised as something else.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Too Much, Too Many

Hurricane devastation can reach several levels of incomprehensibility, and the latest invader known as "Harvey" exceeds anything the rational mind can easily sort out.  The human toll in lives lost, emotions scrambled and dreams shattered won't be fully tallied for months or years to come, but the end result, no matter the form it takes, won't be pretty because everybody will wonder when a hell reinforced with wind, water and flood will return to do it all over again.

I've lived in Texas, and drove as far south as San Antonio, but currently have the pleasure of existing with bouts of snow and ice, not hurricanes or tornadoes.

But you wonder.  Or rather, I do.  I've never won a popularity contest for compassionate writing, so anything I tap out next will probably just urinate off a lot of folk.  It all starts with the men and women who say. . .

"Nobody is going to tell me how many children I can have!"

And that's correct, nobody can.  Well, unless you live in China, but even there the human numbers amaze.

Nevertheless, collectively parents or, more likely, people who just grind out human births because they can, produce one hell of a mountain of humans who need resources to survive and thrive:  More infrastructure, more superstructure, more crops, etc., etc.  In the process, we create societies which may as well look like targets as natural disasters go on the hunt for victims.  With so many of us scattered about in growing, expanding communities, the odds are not with us because nature's nasty surprises can no longer avoid the populated areas dotting a planet of finite land space.

"Nobody is going to tell me how many children I can have!"

True enough, and so the risks for natural disasters will increase and potential victims will be ever more in danger.  It's all in the numbers and, sadly, hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones, floods, disease and a ghoulish plate of other threats to life on the planet have nothing to do but "go forth and multiply."  Just like humans, who thought those words applied only to us.

Mind you, we're not addressing human-caused "climate change," merely the effects of our numbers on Earth, period.  This is not brain surgery, I'm no brain surgeon and there is no space here for an Al Gore error-sprinkled global warming love fest.

A further word about tearing down statues:  Well, once they finish ripping down Robert E. Lee (we assume that'll make ESPN feel better, too, since the jock network apparently has a problem with some "L" words), I expect they'll be coming for everybody named Robert, and I'll have to change my name to something leftist-safe, something like Chelsea Manning or Woodrow Wilson.  Idea:  What to do with all that empty space once the statues are gone?  How about erecting statues of Sheriff Joe Arpaio?!  Since the Democrats are so wrapped up in destroying statues (and public memories?) of THEIR OWN historical figures, maybe it's time for the other side to get in on the fun by replacing them with something a little different.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Riding the Down Elevator

Another Navy destroyer tragedy:  The USS John S. McCain's fate invites thoughts of possibilities, none of them palatable.  The last thing we want to believe is that (1) incompetence or enemy activity aboard ship is the cause.  The theory that (2) navigation electronics were hacked by ???, leading to abject failure resulting in multiple deaths and injuries is a terrifying prospect.  The (3) hypothesis that bad actors aboard the tanker somehow caused the encounter, assisted by forces unknown, could predict a future of more collisions.  Whatever the eventual cause -- should we "out here" ever learn the truth -- high-ranking military minds will not sleep easy this week.

Jerry Lewis dies at age 91:  Beyond the comedy, beyond the acting and directing, he contributed substantially to the world of Hollywood film production, having invented new techniques to broaden a cinematic reach around the world.  Anybody familiar with his brilliance and quick-on-the-draw wit might have been lucky enough to catch one of his appearances on Steve Allen's sixties TV show, where Lewis anonymously phoned an unsuspecting food shop owner, and in the course of several minutes subjected the man to an uproarious question and answer session.  So commanding was Lewis's comedic approach, the bit ended up on one of Steve Allen's "Funny Fone Call" LP albums.  All those years with Dean Martin (who lost an Air Force Reserve son in a plane crash), his decades with the muscular dystrophy telethon and the fact that his son and performer Gary served honorably in Vietnam instead of somehow attempting to trade in on his father's influence and status -- well, this is a little bit of Hollywood we can respect and feel good about, and we don't often say that.  We'll miss him.

Charlottesville redux:  Eagle-eyed folk reviewing videos of the event say its indisputable that members of the "other" side (the side opposing white supremacists who actually had legal permits to organize and march, unlike the opposition) did indeed contribute heavily to the violence, going on the attack quickly.  The Antifa people allegedly, as the story goes, stand against fascism, but may actually be classified as violent fascists themselves, so beware of these folks at every opportunity.  Is anything what it appears anymore? 

It's not about statues:  The U.S. strangles upon hordes -- small in number nationally, but hordes nonetheless -- interested only in destroying the country.  Yesterday it was burning the American flag, today's it's taking down statues and obliterating history, tomorrow it's anything else the leftists and anarchists can do to destroy freedom while pretending to be freedom's friend.  We must ask perpetually -- why now?

Sick to death, we should be, of the extreme leftists, communists, Nazi-wannabees, fascists and every other evil group of dangerous bastards dedicated to changing our lives, not theirs.

The statues?  First of all, monuments serve a real purpose, since high schools barely teach anything about American history anymore -- and colleges and universities?  Forget it!  Second, any minority member who believes statue-goodbyes are a good thing might feel otherwise, should easily accessible history become hard to find and dependence upon images struck in bronze, cement or various other substances becomes almost essential to remember what used to be, good or bad.

However, there is something ironic and humorous about the statue take-down craze -- it's almost totally an activity of leftists taking down memorials to Democrats -- the same side demolishing its own!  This, of course, begs the question of whether these ate Democrat sympathizers attempting to hide their own nasty history from young folk who have no idea that Democrats were significantly the racists, slave owners and -- exclusively -- KKK members in American history.

The biggest take-down of all?  Oh, that's a no-brainer.  This bunch wants President Trump out, and they have plenty of supporters, both within and outside of the government.  Me?  I'll keep Trump, thank you, especially because there's no way I want any possibility of re-Obama-izing the Executive Branch.

I am not Albert Einstein.  However, I do have enough of a functioning brain to know what Trump meant when he spoke about Charlottesville.  He did not say the words others wanted him to say because, despite his strengths, being a great orator is not among them.  Once he uses up words like "great" and "win" and "very, very" in a speech, word-finding appears difficult for him.  This is not a criticism, just an observation, and in that vein I believe he MEANT what others wanted him to say against white supremacists by using the terms available to his way of thinking as he spoke.  Get over it.

Say what you will, but Obama and the Obama bunch are the monsters who mucked up any chances of racial harmony, as they constantly did things destined to be divisive.  Diversity and divisive were the same word to that motley crew of jackals, who put into effect damned nearly any orders they wished because Obama's race -- yes, his race, and he used it -- gave him a free pass.

If the current Republican Congress knows what's good for its chances of re-election, its members need to stop avoiding, crying and experiencing nervous urination and work with Trump to get his agenda passed.  The media, teetering upon mania and pure emotional collapse as Trump continues to do the unexpected, deserves what it gets, having been all in for everything the Obama Bunch perpetrated upon the nation, and large media entities should have little to no expectation of being believed or respected by now.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Charlottesville Junction

No matter what, goes the apparent unwritten media standard,Trump must be blamed right off the bat for anything that goes wrong -- and so he was when he didn't use the politically correct language during the aftermath of the Charlottesville, Virginia riot.  They wanted names, names, names publicized:  Neo-Nazis, the KKK, white supremacists and their ilk.  Why, oh why, didn't Trump mention each individually, shouted the morons? 

However, peculiar, yes? Nobody in journo land begged Obama to single out and publicly condemn specific radical black groups when chaos broke out in Ferguson, MS or Baltimore, MD.

I knew all I needed to know over the weekend when I saw a report by ABC via the Stephanopoulos show in which a photo of the 20-year-old alleged murderer was thrown up on the screen, with words in large letters underneath his name reading REGISTERED REPUBLICAN.  I wish I could remember the last time ABC similarly accommodated a criminal Democrat suspect, but I doubt there is such precedent.

Speaking of Ohio's "superior" white auto driver, said to have a history of mental problems (getting to be normal status in this country), we also note that he would seem to have been in elementary school when Obama came into Office, so the entirety of his school years from that point were filled with Obama's educational bull crap and racial favoritism (that's called racism by those who use the proper term).  As time goes on, we're sure to find a lot of screwed up adults who came to be that way as children growing up under Obama's ways.  Of course, all blame will fall upon Trump, whom the left, some on the right and their willing shadow buddies can't wait to toss out of Washington for their own reasons (not yours).

While we understand why some would wish to topple the statue of Robert E. Lee and other controversial figures, we also offer a warning:  Sometime in the future, perhaps in the distant future, preserving such reminders might be the only defense one has against others who wish to tarnish and insist for their own ends that certain episodes or artifacts of history were in error or never existed at all.  When we hide or destroy history's remnants, we may easily ring in our own demise simultaneously.

Which leads us to the mayor of some Kentucky town, who thought the best response to all of this is to remove two Confederate (?) statues in his own town.  Yeah mayor, that'll show 'em. 

Watching Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe speak against violent whities, sounding something akin to the politically correct valedictorian at a junior college graduation, left me uninspired, as did NY's governor Andrew Cuomo, who needlessly warned there was no room for white supremacists in the country -- a statement reminiscent of one he uttered some time back when advising that there was no place for politically conservative people in NY.  In Cuomo's world, there's no room for anybody but those who think like he -- and this man may have presidential intentions, so may his words return to haunt him.

Meanwhile, as radical groups of all sorts fret and fight in the streets over relics of the distant past, few pay attention to the sidelines, where members of a particular group of people plot and plan to one day take over the U.S. government using the steady and sure weapon called multiple childbirth.  Yes, deep within the United States are haters living in their own special communities who hate our freedoms and Constitution more than any other faction, and they both raise and educate their young as, not simply race haters, but as America haters.  And don't think they aren't appreciative of street riots, for such chaos participants are assisting the unseen more than "our" garden-variety hate groups could imagine. 

Who knows, the day may come when you beg the universe to send that damned asteroid.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

From Abraham, Martin & John to Che', Mao and Kim

 Breaking News:  American diplomat staff working in Cuba apparently suffered hearing loss due to what is thought to be sound wave interference.  I'm always amazed at uses found for sound in science, technology. . .and war.  We had our own ideas back in 1971, when we wondered if ultrasonics had any bearing on injuries allegedly caused during UFO encounters:

Harkening back to that old song, "Abraham, Martin and John," we find it all replaced with a new tune -- we could call it "Che', Mao and Kim."  The peaceful intentions of Abe Lincoln, the Rev. Martin Luther King and John Kennedy seem very much currently to have been stampeded by the self-perpetuating influence of such despicable, murderous bastards as Che' Guevara, China's Mao Tse Tung and Kim Jong-un.  I mean, isn't it easier to find a Che' t-shirt than a John Kennedy?  How long before kids return to school with "I Love Kim" backpacks?

The world's always been a dangerous place, but we humans offer it an inordinate amount of help to keep things that way.

Various factions among us long assumed that we would eventually meet our end as a species by way of nuclear war, an asteroid, cosmic rays, disease or -- it's painful to write this -- climate change.  But now, along comes yet another study indicating that men's sperm counts, especially among Western Europeans, continue to diminish in large numbers.  Some researchers believe it's caused by the chemicals and plastics we use (no brain surgeon thinking needed there), and I tend to agree they play a significant influence.

Then again, maybe it's just about time for Homo sapiens and everything like us to check out the way millions of other "ancestor" species -- be they insects, fish, birds, mammals, carrots or snails -- have exited over the millennia.  Maybe we've served a purpose and it's time for the old species heave-ho so Ma Nature can introduce the next circus attraction of the day.  As much as we like to think we're going to live forever, or that we can continue our living legacies by bowing to biological processes and "love affairs" by making children, that's only a short-term solution, and ultimately the evolutionary curtain closes in anticipation of the next act.

Trump confronts North Korea:  What's he supposed to do?  Offer Kim U.S. citizenship?  Trump, thankfully, is no Obama, and I'm grateful that he has enlisted the services of generals and other military personnel who don't have the luxury of sitting on their hands, attempting to wish Kim away to the cornfield.  The leftist media, so out of most rational loops by now, is hardly worth attention as its associates blame Trump for everything and the Obama bunch for nothing.

Don't expect Princeton U. to provide men of strength:  Nope, they're all in with hiring somebody to counsel masculinity out of male students, apparently because boys and men are just too, um, male-like.  When I read about this -- and when I read that Google fired the employee who spoke truth regarding an apparently secret fact that men and women are different -- I actually felt as though I had just received a quick hit of testosterone, causing me to feel fresh and ready about telling Princeton's administrative and faculty morons where to go.  Parents, if you're actually spending money to send, particularly, your sons to Princeton and other institutions of higher "leaning" like this, pull 'em out and get a refund.  This crap, like "diversity," will kill both mind and body, if you let it.

As a side note:  Last year, a college from which I received credits totally, absolutely and finally dropped me off their mailing list when I sent an e-mail and complained that a new "world peace" curriculum they were offering actually included in the introduction the words "social justice," and I suggested this was all about socialism and communism.  Another fine example of colleges and universities striving to tear this country down - to be replaced by what, exactly?  Hell by any other name is called Democrats.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Liars in the Night

Maybe it's my imagination, but clumps of political dirt in Washington, D.C. seem almost always to pile up late at night.

This time, it was GOP sweetheart Senator John McCain, arriving late, but arriving just in time, nevertheless, to dump a mountain of Obamacare-saving crud all over the Senate floor merely by voting no on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.  McCain, a true American hero for his military bravery during the Vietnam conflict, and now enduring the trauma of a brain tumor, had the power to vote Obama's major artifact of evil legacy into dust -- but decided instead to betray his own past promises to Arizona constituents and voted to keep a quickly failing health care plan on useless life support.

A swing vote?  Yes, but probably considerably more.  We would almost bet the farm on McCain voting as he did to strike back at Trump, who questioned McCain's hero status during the presidential campaign and after.  Nice comeback, Senator McCain, except if this was a case of payback, he also dumped on his Arizona constituents, who, like the rest of America, now face the prospect of doling out much more for health care in premiums and deductibles.  Will John McCain and Barack Obama share a similar legacy of progressive hype?

Disgusting, too, that other senators who also promised on numerous occasions to repeal and replace Obamacare likewise voted not to kill off the ACA beast.

Liars lie, and party affiliation means nothing.  In a past blog entry, we likened Republicans to lazy house cats who let the mice (Democrats) do as they wish.  The failure to repeal and/or replace the ACA by this time actually puts those effete house cats into a coma, rather than a mere dozing posture.  The only true cure may lie with GOP and Independent voters, who need to take a second or third look at truly conservative government, as opposed to progressive ideals which, though popular, can only lead a society into socialism and worse.

A 16-year-old high school student from Mexico dies after border agents allegedly ask him to drink substances he was transporting in bottles as he entered the United States.  Unfortunately, the bottles of liquid contained a deadly suspension of highly dangerous methamphetamines.  Now the family in Mexico has lawyered up for big money, and the U.S. media (of course) is holding a pity party for the dead teen while attacking border agents' versions of what happened.  But we do know what happened.  Too bad nobody cares that the kid was trying to bring in enough drugs to kill other teens and destroy families on this side of the border.  As we continue dripping with compassion, may we just add that we don't care that he was 16 or a Mexican high school student.  He was a drug peddler, maybe a "mule" without maturity, but who cares?  A drug shipment was stopped, perhaps saving other young prople, and that's really all that matters.

In a related matter, Rep. Luis Gutierrez continues to blast Trump, calling him a criminal, and insisting that illegal immigrants are not criminals.  Even more of a laugh, Gutierrez reportedly put his wife on his congressional  payroll years ago and she has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from campaign funds.

Hitler Youth Who?  Crazed leftists, outraged about President Trump's speech to some 30,000 Boy Scouts, likened his political comments to attempts to build something akin to "Hitler youth."  Funny -- we feel the same about Al Gore's new movie, a second video attempt to hypnotize young people into sticking with his often rather dismissible environmental inconvenient "truth."  If you have kids, make sure they know the "other side" cries out to be heard -- and the other side has the real facts, not at all inconvenient.  Meanwhile, anybody building a "Gore Youth" program for the kiddies?

The Sky is Falling Department:  We love the media frenzy over Trump joking with law enforcement folk that they don't need to bother putting their hands over suspects' heads when escorting them into police cars.  Somehow, this was interpreted as "police brutality," giving the usual media bigmouths something else of pure fiction to hype up and squawk about.

As health care options continue to sink beneath the surface of affordability, legislators need to take a really, really close look at employing enlisted military medical personnel departing the service to help provide care when "basic care" is the word.  Military medical corpsmen often know as much as their civilian counterparts, it's just that hands-on training and experience with living patients suffering various forms of trauma took the place of classroom education.  These folks are ready NOW to take some of the strain off a patient care crisis, inexpensively and competently.  This solution make so much sense that you can bet it will never-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r happen in the U.S.  Insurance companies, paid-off legislators and "professional" medical organizations, established like predatory tree roots, will never entertain even the mere thought.  Too bad.

Your personal assistant robot may kill you, but it will be great around the house in the meantime:  We applaud Elon Musk for attempts to set Mark Zuckerberg straight about the potential horrors of artificial intelligence.  Zuckerberg apparently dismisses any thoughts of AI eventually turning against humans, believing it instead to be our beneficial assistant in every way. 

Me?  I'll take my robot with an on/off switch and easily detachable extremities, thank you.  One can't be too careful.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Dripping with Compassion, July 2017

Cruel intentions aren't really what we wish to sprinkle around this month, but I must confess that I've apparently misplaced my compassion badge as I mull over the following stories:

First of all, while I'm puzzled and far from pleased with President Trump's displeasure with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who seems to be tackling illegal immigration and related crime with all the enthusiasm conservative voters hoped for, I do agree with Trump's new policy against allowing transgendered folk into the military -- at least until the facts shake out.

Breaking:  The military services will take no action until the President clarifies his intentions.

Yes, it IS too expensive and dangerously resource-consuming to bother propping this minute segment of society up whilst a country worries about fighting current battles and wars yet to come.  Transgendered people often present with the excessive baggage of insurmountable mental problems and suicide rates many times above the national average for the non-transgendered population.  The military is not a game and is not a party for social experimentation -- and this is the very definition of social experimentation.  At issue next will be the disposition of TG service members who already entered the military under legendary progressive community organizer Obama.  Yeah, we know -- some TG people have served with no problems.  But probably not all, if one depends upon overall statistics for society in general.

On the other hand, it appears that gays serving openly in the armed services do not present a problem, which is personally satisfying to me because, as noted numerous times in these blog entries, I fully supported legislation to allow gay military folk to serve, as they have in other countries without difficulties.

Believe it or not, TG folk, the decision is simple.  If you want to join the military, which must be action-ready at all times without taking a step back to assure your hormone therapy, surgery or physical/psychological healing, don't go through the Big Change.  If, however, you're dead set on becoming a different gender, avoid military life altogether.

In any case, watch for activists to enlist the assistance of extreme ACLU leftists to overturn Trump's decision, and knowing how radical Obama era attorneys still, regrettably, wield immense power throughout society, don't be surprised if a reversal happens soon, based upon little but emotion.

From the If We Could Save Just One Department:  Attempts to bring baby Charlie Gard to the United States from England were dramatic, but I fail to sign on with Glenn Beck (whom I admire greatly) and other celebrities and politicians who elicited money and public interest to accomplish this essentially fruitless chore.  Is the world not filled with infants, children and adults who "deserve" to come to the U.S. for treatments, experimental or otherwise, of their illnesses?  My math isn't the best, but I suspect we could easily inundate our country with sheer numbers of those who qualify.  Further, since when does the U.S. tell other countries how they can handle their health care, no matter how lacking, opting to spirit out and bring in patients whose health apparently fails due to crappy doctoring, nursing or whatever in any nation?  If the supreme do-gooders wish to care for the world's growing and increasingly sick population, they need to buy tickets and go where they need to go -- and leave it all over there.

Even more compassion:  Moron teens  near Miami preferred to make a video, instead of doing anything to save a drowning man who soon met his watery demise.  Should they have at least called 9-1-1?  Yes, of course -- then again, in our litigious society, there are instances of victims suing the very people who save their lives.  Good Samaritans, like baby seals in Canada, can get "clubbed" just for trying to do the right thing.  Nevertheless anybody expecting heroics among a disturbing proportion of the up-and-coming, self-absorbed youth of today may have a long wait.

How much compassion can you take?  Then there's San Antonio, featuring a tractor-trailer filled with hot, very hot dead and critically dehydrated people un-fresh from Mexico and who knows what other countries.  First, gather up survivors and the dead and send 'em back, then have a speedy trial, allowing an obviously guilty verdict and a quick death penalty for the driver who "didn't know" he was hauling human cargo.  The next step should be deadly serious government actions to shut down and ban the very concept of "sanctuary cities" in a country where laws allow for no such foolishness, and that requires arresting and putting on trial any governor, mayor or other public official who refuses to comply with established law.  Further, dare we say it -- those who paid plenty to journey to the U.S. illegally in this instance discovered "social justice" in its worst form.

The Ohio State Fair:  Death takes a ride.  Officials insist that the killer ride which literally fell apart was inspected "several times."  Who performed the inspection -- ISIS?

Speaking of ISIS and its many friends here in the United States, when are the Feds planning to take a pair of giant tweezers to California and extract from yet another mosque the latest Jew-hating imam calling for Jewish deaths all over the planet?  Born in Egypt and now making his home in the USA, this cockroach and his willing buds need to be kicked out of this country before another disaster happens.

Compassion we hate:  The Trump administration, despite the big talk, quickly issued 15,000 H2B visas to foreign workers.  This is how Trump is putting Americans to work?

New kid on the block:  Anthony Scaramucci enters the White House, apparently to shake things and people up as butts either get kicked out or self-kick themselves out the door.  Will he and/or Jeff Sessions be able to apprehend and hold responsible White House "leakers?"  Scaramucci's name reminds me for no reason of a villain named Scaramanga (portrayed by the great Christopher Lee) in the James Bond movie, "The Man With the Golden Gun."  Were the Washington journo crew younger, a few of them might have picked up on that little tidbit and made unfair comical comparisons.  Then (sigh. . .) there's Scaramouch, whom we assume without any self-evidence whatsoever could be the person referenced in the Queen song, "Bohemian Rhapsody." 

TV networks in the doldrums:  Really?  The best these folks can do is present endless documentaries about Princess Diana and, soon, dramatic episodes about the Menendez brothers' murders of their parents?  TV production crews already did Jack the Ripper to "death" and various time travel programs have explored pretty much everything from (useless) history with which millennials are familiar.  We assume they're just about down to producing only shows about the greatness of Obama or miracles performed by Bill and Hillary Clinton.  Pathetic progressive "entertainment" and "news" hacks, one and all.

However, we do congratulate TV networks -- and now radio networks and stations -- in somehow getting together and agreeing that everybody will cut for commercials at the same time.  It's amazing, timed almost down to the second.  We hope program producers remain in good humor when assessing whether their shows fail because nobody can sample them "in between" sponsors, an activity barely possible.

Meanwhile, the media continue going nuts because their lady Queen Hil' didn't (pssst -- and couldn't) win the goodies, and any mention of dirt mucking up her political reputation just drives them deeper into a hating, depressive funk as they attempt to soothe the pain along with their Democrat buds.  And come hell or higher water, the left intends to preserve and keep the name Obamacare on the (un)Affordable Care Act -- The Obama Legacy, you know.  Obama's lies from the outset about keeping one's doctor and saving $2500 didn't quite pan out, but none of this matters in the left's fantasy world, where any scheme can be conjured and certified legit.

For sure, let's give Obama a round of applause for helping Iran reach its current potency level, as it skates across Iraq and other Middle Eastern territories with intentions of the highest radical Islam order.

Nor do we focus upon the left at all times.  The left and right comprise The Establishment in D.C. and we're always aware that these are representatives of the Elite -- the folks who shall have it their way, always and forever, and the rest of us simply don't matter when it comes to the big stuff on either side of the aisle.  We used to have a voice in matters affecting us, long ago.  We may still, but one gets a distinct impression that nobody seems to be listening.

Thanks, Senate Republicans, for lacking the will to make insurers do the insuring at fair rates, competing across state lines.  How many government officials' pockets are waiting to be lined to do the "right" thing?  The Democrats could hardly have a better campaign staff than these do-nothing fools, and I, for one, sure as hell don't want to guarantee another two, four, six,  eight or ??? years of progressive suicide, whether left or right, next election.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Don't Stop with the USS Gerald R. Ford

Over the weekend President Trump commissioned a brand new aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford, a massive, electronics-drenched sea vessel intended to ascend the heights of national and international security (though, as in other instances of digital technology, we hasten to estimate its electronics at a street value of only $1.50, should an electromagnetic pulsation device from either near or far destroy vulnerable instrumentation -- but we prefer to hope that exceptional EMP shielding will be effective. . .just in case).

The ceremony and ship itself serve as a fine tribute to President Ford's career, but if government authorities could somehow be imbued with a curious desire to honor Ford's memory to the max, they would re-initiate a scientific investigation of the UFO issue.

With more science and less government, if you know what I mean.

My 1968 letter from Ford, shown here (extracted from an article I wrote for what turned out to be the final issue of Argosy UFO magazine back in the seventies), represents a time when then-House Minority Leader Ford was inundated with demands for an investigation, as UFO reports poured in, not only from his home state of Michigan, but from across the country as well.

As press releases and TV interviews portraying Ford as nothing less than insistent upon a serious UFO inquiry saturated the national media, public interest eventually culminated in congressional hearings which led -- unfortunately -- to the inadequate and, dare we suggest, fraudulent government-funded Colorado University UFO project headed up by the late Dr. Edward U. Condon.  Indeed, Mr. Ford's suspicions turned out to be justified, and Look Magazine's bombshell revelations about negative project conclusions intended, despite scientific evidence suggesting otherwise, proved accurate.

Then again, the roughly $300,000 dollars appropriated for the study were far from adequate for the scope of actions required.

If the United States government really wants to honor President Gerald Ford, a new UFO investigation, this time properly funded, should be considered. 

A phenomenon observed time and again to put commercial and military aircraft passengers and personnel in danger during close encounters; a scientific enigma which repeatedly exhibits an apparent ability to produce electromagnetic-like effects on aircraft, automobiles and power grids; and a confounding mystery observed to leave behind instrumentation, radar, photographic, and ground indentation effects and other evidential traces remains wanting, crying out for a truly scientific inquiry.

Of all the congressional representatives who ever called for UFO studies, Ford was the most vocal.  Forging ahead with a fair scientific project having no connection whatsoever to the sloppiness and dishonesty of the ill-fated Colorado project could be as important to a new scientific golden age as the U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford should be to national defense.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Journo Apocalyptica

Maybe, just maybe something good did come out of my being caught up in the Vietnam Era military draft:  It interrupted my course of college studies in TV-radio broadcasting, thus preventing me from any possibility of eventually becoming one of "them" -- the corporate-manipulated Washington media caboodle whose jobs involve licking the boots of Democrats and risking everything to keep Obama and Hillary Clinton lookin' good, while simultaneously digging for the tiniest shred of nothingness to destroy opponents.  How pathetic, to be charged or hired with a major responsibility to overlook eight years of White House corruption, to say or report nothing to tarnish the image of the already tarnished.  Put on a happy face, unless condemning the opposition.

The concept of painting one's self into an inescapable corner through carelessness or lack of forethought is not new.  The idea of a free press doing the same to its industry hardly seems possible.  Yet, just look:  The mainstream media has gone bonkers in attempts to shield what's theirs and destroy what's not, credibility be damned. 

Frantic, almost pathological clawing and scratching by major media to come up with the slightest hint of marrow in the bone yard of Donald Trump Jr's meeting where Russians were present ultimately serves only to remind us how cherries are picked in the closed shop of reportage.

Americans who might otherwise be upset with congressional lack of action have discovered an entity even more irritating:  The media.  If they've kept score.

How can we take this presumed deep, heartfelt journalistic concern for some nebulous Russia/Trump/Russia/Trump/Russia/Trump wrongdoing seriously when the very same media protectors of liberty allowed eight years of Barack Obama and (even more years of) Hillary Clinton's horrible foibles slide by?

Why would anybody believe anything communicated by a Fourth Estate which has demonstrated a consistent unparalleled loyalty to the Democrat Party and an obvious pre-scripted hatred of the political right, conservatives, Independents and anybody else walking a divergent path?

Did a survey taken several months ago not reveal that Washington beat reporters were almost all Democrats?

Look how the press just gobbled up Hillary Clinton's likewise failed V-P choice Tim Kane's comment that Trump, Jr. may have committed "treason."  He's kidding, right?  Probably not -- but nor did he bring up the probable treason involved with Hillary's e-mail server or Obama's actions serving to weaken this country militarily, economically, educationally and culturally (that is, illegal immigrants allowed to cross the border for either welfare train goodies or intentions involving pure terrorism).  Just how does one define treason?

Did Donald Trump, Jr. make a bad decision by even attending a meeting drenched with Russian frosting?  Maybe.  But if somebody told me they were holding a bag full of dirt regarding the already corrupt Hillary I'd have attended that meeting in a flash, were I involved in an opponent's campaign.  By the way -- what WAS flapping in the wind about HRC?  We assume there was some sort of there --  there.

As for President Trump himself, his goals and policies seem to differ from all the destructive, force-fed bull crap of the Obama Era.  In fact, we suggest that he's a patriot -- and, trust us, the modern media has no idea what constitutes patriot status in the USA.

That said, yes, the President should consider making a bold move and disengage his family members from intimate presidential operations.  Image is everything and polls, though proven essentially worthless again and again, do suggest concern even among Trump's ardent supporters in this regard.

But again, all things considered, it is not insignificant that the mass media sold its soul long ago by establishing a close, often wink-and-nod partnership with the political left and all the crazies, dangerously agenda-ridden and deluded who attach themselves like bloodsucking deer ticks to the Democrat Party.  One might intimate, albeit cautiously, that a substantial portion of the American media has become almost indistinguishable from Russian-style "news" reporting -- and that's not a compliment.

Alfred Angelo goes belly-up:  Bankruptcy is a terrible thing, and that's why brides-in-waiting all over the United States are upset over the whereabouts of wedding dresses for which they paid handsomely.  This white wedding stuff is most peculiar, despite tradition.  Why not just get married in jeans and t-shirts?  The happy couple's only going to shed clothing anyway, intent a.s.a.p. upon jumping into the marital sack and screwing like mud hogs at an animal farm, an occasion followed by childbirth, and then he soon leaves for greener female pastures, as she blames men altogether for everything, after which she takes women's studies classes at college and becomes a man-hating professor of female studies at some progressive university.  Then, of course, will come the mutual animosity-ridden divorce and Order of Protection, which he violates as he crashes through the front door of what used to be their happy home and murders her with gun or knife.  So, I ask you -- is a wedding dress really worth all the fuss?

The return of Al Gore:  Yep, same old Al with a new movie, probably as wrong as everything he featured in the first one (it's those pesky predictions that never come true, you know).  This guy is so in hell now with no wiggle room, and unfortunately he takes everybody engrossed in his now-irreversible mantra with him.  Does the climate change?  Yes.  Does the climate change according to Gore?  No, because if it did we would all probably be dead and/or drowning now.  Still, we give Gore some credit -- the tree-cutting required for publication of his previous sh** in book form was probably enough to cause substantial erosion somewhere on this beautiful planet.  So yes, Al Gore, you DO make a difference.

Additionally, we note that the EPA just received some new figures from a scientific study determining that ALL global warming numbers are bogus due to irrational statistical re-calculations.  Or something. 

Between Gore and Bill Nye the "Science" Guy, I'm not sure I can stand all this "science."

Interesting, too, is Gore's new assertion that Donald Trump is ruining America's standing in the world.  Sorry, Mr. Gore -- Obama performed that little chore every day he was in Office, and it's left up to Trump to glue the pieces back together, no thanks whatsoever to your political party.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Solar Living Room Elephant

Maybe it's a human attribute, that it's so much easier to look askance than to look up.

For every misguided or debatable scientific article extolling the horrors of human-initiated climate change, very little time seems to pass before another appears to refute the whole idea.  I guess that's just the way it is, particularly regarding a phenomenon simply not understood or pinned down in every possible way.

Yet, as all the spin and bluster continues non-stop, few "experts" seem willing to ponder strictly the effects of the sun on climate.  This may be a key issue, as the sun is apparently ready to assume a "solar minimum" effect, a normal occurrence by way of the solar clock which can have profound effects on the Earth.  What wasn't anticipated, however, are new scientific measurements allegedly indicating a never before encountered disturbance in the sun's rotation speed, evidently slowing in some possibly significant manner best described by scientists.  Nobody really knows what's in store for our fragile planet, but as months pass we're sure to find out, being there's no place to hide.  Anyway, if one intends to push the climate change thing, they might want to contemplate the sun's power to screw with us before awarding the trophy of total blame to human history.  We're responsible directly for a lot of bad stuff, but I'm still not ready to embrace the Al Gore & friends religion, where updates can't possibly make up for past -- unfulfilled -- frightening promises of doom.

That stated, I'm pleased that President Trump didn't fall in with the (human-caused) climate hoax perpetrated by other countries -- and even if they got it right, what could we do about it?  As neither Republican nor Democrat, I see only a money grab here, and the USA would pay handsomely for this con.

Which reminds me. . .goodbye Obama, thank God, good goodbye Obama. 

Um, except we see he's returned to politics as we slept.  Bad things always happen while we're asleep.

A few weeks ago we recall that NASA announced a peculiar little discovery -- that certain radio waves generated by us on Earth create a kind of barrier around the planet out in space, something NASA assumes might actually be protecting us from solar and space radiation.  Just in time for that unpredictable solar minimum?

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Bill Gates Warns Europe About the Obvious

One of the richest and smartest people in the world seems to have broken a bit from his progressive roots in an attempt to warn Europe of its own pending destruction.

Bill Gates, having already climbed aboard the bandwagon cautioning the world about the potential horrors of artificial intelligence one day becoming a human foe, just gave a speech in Germany, warning Europe that the current "generous" policy of encouraging non-stop migration from Africa can only lead to cultural disaster and the end of Europe as we know it.  It's all numbers, purely numbers.

The story comes from Breitbart, and its importance -- based upon the progressive Gates, who consistently seems to be an open borders proponent for the USA -- cannot be overemphasized.  Is the left coming around, finally realizing the danger we're all in, as a horrific human influx of people who will never assimilate continues to strangle European culture?  As anybody following the African/Islam immigration crisis FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW knows, these folks are generally not your typical refugees, particularly because Islam is the influence of choice and upbringing among many, and their intent is often to conquer, not fit in with, their host countries.  Most reportedly come with no skills, no talents and no wish to assimilate, but it's not entirely fair to say they arrive with nothing -- indeed, they bring Sharia Law, which entertains no tolerance for sharing power or space with any other religion or form of government.

Yes, I know I'm over-simplifying the circumstances, but the fact is that FOR YEARS observers on the U.S. political right have been just about the only force attempting to warn Europe and Americans about the dangers inherent in the open door policy touted by such folks as the (should be) criminally liable Angela Merkel of Germany, an East Germany throwback socialist who never should have been allowed to wield the power she abuses with regard to unfettered immigration.  Her willing progressive associates in other European nations, of course, have helped bring Europe to the brink, just as the cursed President Obama force-fed the United States a potential Trojan Horse of "refugee" detritus which never should have left Africa and the Middle East (far better and cost-effective it would feasibly would have been to construct refugee camps over there).

If European leaders wake up (a handful did, surely, but their voices have been drowned out by voices of contrary agenda) as Gates has, maybe something of European culture can be salvaged.  But don't bet on it.

The photographed glee expressed by North Korean madman Kim Jong Un when his missiles launch depicts him as the typical "James Bond" poster boy villain.  If NK nukes are to fly, may the first somehow be diverted directly into his place of residence, perhaps causing a quick end to a terrifying beginning.  Without Iranian and Chinese support --and Russia is not blameless -- North Korea would probably not have advanced its nuclear capabilities quite so fast and, if little else, the West will now reserve absolutely no doubt about whom to label our enemies.  Who's going to save the day -- the utterly worthless United Nations?!

This time the Jews may be wrong:  Hitler's WW II menace resulted in a killing spree almost beyond comprehension, and its horrors continue to be acknowledged, as they should be.  I harbor no patience for historical facts being twisted, for my own uncles -- every one -- served during WWII or Korea, so early on I learned what was real.  Unfortunately, many of today's disengaged youth do not.  

However, supportive as we are toward Israel and Jewish organizations, we part company with groups expressing outrage over Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins' video selfie taken inside the oven area at Auschwitz.  In a world increasingly taught that the Holocaust did not exist, we believe that in 2017 it is certainly high time to reinforce the truth in ways compatible with the times.  Like it or not, personal videos are a matter of fact, and if video experiences of visits to crucial sites can traverse the planet to keep the truth from being buried by lies intended for the very same young people who engage in online activities, maybe it's time for a change in thinking among the Jewish community.

Monday, July 3, 2017

A Lesson Learned from Johnny Bago

Several years ago there ran a very short-lived weekly network TV show called Johnny Bago.  The series, exploring the realm of dark comedy, was almost doomed from the start because, predictably, anti-defamation pressure groups condemned the show as an unfair portrayal of Italian-Americans (the clueless need only start with the title, which, by the way, originated from the presence of a Winnebago vehicle in an early scene, when the title character fabricated a name for himself as he went on the run. . .so pronounce the last name as bay-go and what have you got?  Sounds like. . .oh oh). 

Aside from the outcome of a swift and unforgiving cancellation, the show had its moments, and for me one of the funniest was an event where an obviously transvestite (man as woman) news reporter showed up, feverishly asking questions and intruding upon a scene to get video footage, no matter what.

Beyond the comedic element, I started thinking, yeah, in some ways journalism does have its moments when it dresses up as something different, flavoring some news stories in a way contrary to reality. 

Despite my pedestrian TV ruminations then, no way could I have imagined the current media, so hating of a President and so dreaming of progressive rule in the country that its string-pullers would go to any lengths to bring him down.  If new revelations about frightening doings at CNN intended for ratings, but ultimately resulting in job losses and embarrassment, don't drive the point home, I don't know what will.  Is a progressive, right wing-hating media willing to push a fictional Trump/Russia connection all the way to the brink of war for ratings?  Apparently.  I think maybe CNN stitched itself together with too many transvestites.  Oh well.

The best gift to TV media last week occurred when Trump and the "Morning Joe" folk at MSNBC engaged in a war of sorts, assuring that at least a few more people might be added to a dismally unattended viewership.  National Enquirer intrigue?  We wish the N.E. would skip celebrities and get back to an era of UFO reporting, when they did their best work.

Congratulations to the State of Illinois, first to reach the we're-finished  finish line:  Flat broke?  No lottery payments, no school funding, no, no, no.  See what years of progressive Democrat rule accomplishes?  Now we await more belly-up results in California, Connecticut and other states ruined exclusively by agonizing years of Democrat failures disguised as yes-we-can.

The even darker side of this chaos spotlights state pension funds sinking into financial oblivion, a tragedy which will eventually force the federal government to step in and prop up with national tax dollars.  Yes, the government employee unions bear ultimate responsibility for holding let's-go-on-strike guns to heads of easily accommodating state officials, but why would union bosses care about this predicament?  Like standard progressive wish lists for "single payer" health "insurance," surely unions would be overjoyed with federal taxpayers picking up enormous pension tabs all over the country -- as unions continue to dictate the terms. S.E.I. who?  S.E.I. you.  Hello national socialism, what took you so long?

NY Physician tells Hippocrates to go to hell:  Disgraced NY doctor Henry Bello entered a Bronx hospital with a hidden AK-47 and blew away another physician, probably randomly   Not content to stop there, the good doctor shot and wounded several other hospital staff members before taking his own life.  Good grief, and we thought the hellish qualities of Obamacare in the hospital were bad!  The performance of ultimate physical examinations by air-conditioning human bodies with AK-47 blasts is not recommended under any medical insurance plan, so far as we know. Anybody who still promotes and believes in "safe zones" on campuses, in hospitals or in any facility that comes to mind is full of crap, and the only "cure" for blind violence is one's ability to confront it with the proper tools.  The father of an infant forced to hide his family as hospital chaos ensued later proclaimed that a hospital "should be a safe place."  Yes, and people "should be" able to defend themselves anywhere, anytime, but a well-placed cadre of leftists in control of too many lives consistently decide otherwise.

The Fyre Festival:  Unfortunately, I didn't have the money to invest in a trip to this epic failure, but it was sure fun to watch the well-heeled cry and blubber on TV news shows about their attendance at something akin to swamp property lacking promised amenities.  Anyway, we already know there was no food or entertainment at this luxury party -- but seriously, how was the sex?

Animals on the attack:  Sharks on the East Coast, sharks on the West Coast, sharks everywhere.  Supposedly, they're closer to shore because the yummy seal population is close at hand, as, unfortunately, are human legs and surfboards.  Even in the ocean, you take what you can get.

Peter Baker of the New York Times has written a book about Obama.  We don't know why he bothered, because soon enough Obama will spew forth a personal narcissistic account of his life -- missing, of course, the part about how he weakened and crippled the U.S.  Watch Obama cultists do all they can to promote a legacy built largely of fluff, invention and ignorance or twisting of key events.  They're already hard at work pulling out all the stops to make sure that the name Obama and the term health care are not torn asunder from one another as Congress muddles through repeal (?) and replacement(?).

Congress and health care:  For freakin' God's sake, Mitch McConnell -- throw the damned lobbyists out the door and tell the insurance companies to solve this thing by themselves, making sure to incorporate some good old American competition as insurance possibilities materialize across state lines for many different competitive prices.  Get rid of legislation prohibiting competition and let the free market work without government hands all over the pie -- particularly in view of the obvious fact that congressional representatives and senators don't know jack about insurance. 

Tranny crisis at the Pentagon:  It's a little late, but the war room warriors decided to delay transgender military enlistments for six months.  Sorry, but we outsiders still harbor concerns about the sex-and-gender change folk because there are evident just too many mental/emotional problems before and after.  And no, I am not a doctor -- and if I were, I'd probably be fashionably shooting up hospitals in the Bronx, so it's just as well.  Change your gender, change your sex, change your life, change your phone numbers, but don't change the military quite so much at a time in history when its traditions are paramount.  Isn't it enough to welcome gay people whose stability is generally accepted?

Fidget Spinners on the attack:  All was well until somebody decided to include electronics and charging abilities.  Now, enhanced versions catch fire and melt during a charge.  What's with these toys?  I've decided to market my own brand of children's toys, and I'll be right up front with consumers, because bags filled with little multi-colored pieces of plastic emerging from my factory in China will carry the brand name, ROBERT'S CHOKING HAZARDS.  Am I not a marketing genius?