Problem solved: Had the American Airlines passenger allegedly head-bonked with a baby stroller been on the United Airlines flight where a physician had his own problems a few days earlier, police could have put Dr. Doom in said stroller and wheeled him safely off the plane.
Easter parades and chocolate bunnies make the day for some folks, but I must admit, what warmed my heart this month was that photo of Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock at the White House, posing almost stoically in front of Hillary Clinton's oh-so-o-o-o-o "presidential" portrait as First Lady. Time hasn't passed all that much since the 2016 election, but already Hillary's albeit colorful image looks like something out of the Dorian Gray playbook. In contrast to Dorian's predicament, however, we suspect Ms. Clinton's reputation, not her portrait, will turn rancid as years pass. And what about a new book out there, insisting that she spied on her own staff (e-mails and such)? Allegedly, a very unflattering image of Queen Hil' emerges.
Yet, as merely a curiosity cat who chased the UFO subject for enough years to keep wondering, there's something I don't wonder about: Had Queen Hil' and the Great God -- and welcome wagon for his own e-mail hacks -- John Podesta ended up at the White House this time around, the faithful among the UFO "disclosure" faction would still be waiting, and waiting a long time for decisive actions to end all actions. One would have more success holding a seance and summoning the spirit of the late Dr. Edward U. Condon for his insider's opinion about UFOs.
Which brings us to Saturday's "March for Science," featuring sign-carrying science lovers gathered all over the country. Also present was "Bill Nye, the science guy," not to be confused with the seance guy we mentioned in the last paragraph. Anyway, isn't Nye an engineer, rather than the sort of person one beckons when conjuring the image of a scientist holding test tubes or looking through a microscope? Nye's views on, oh, say -- climate change, for instance -- who should care? I mean, wouldn't his vast knowledge -- as an engineer -- be better put to use building Trump's wall on the Mexican border? Imagine how many scientific disbelievers in man-made climate change failed to attend due to fear for their lives and professional reputations.
We discovered that these coast-to-coast exercises in the support of "science," originally promised to be apolitical in nature, often ended up condemning Trump because. . . marchers appreciate his love of the scientific method?
Bill O'Reilly's big kiss-off: Never doubt the power of women. We don't know what happened per the alleged incidents, but we are starting to wonder WTF it is with more and more of these all-female "flash mob" lawsuits in which each participant receives at least a million dollars to make them feel better about instances of. . .of what? Words? Crude comments?
And that brings us to tort reform legislation, which will never happen. By the way, notice all the TV commercials for class action lawsuits brought against seemingly every product under the sun? We can barely remember a time when the USA hosted so many greedy attorneys in pursuit of every banana that falls off the tree of life.
Another asteroid shoots past Earth, too close for comfort and presumably the size of three football fields. Forget about marijuana, someday the whole planet may be properly "stoned" as we all make a hasty exit forever. Except for humans living on the moon and Mars, of course, depending upon asteroid trajectory. In the meantime, we Americans patiently wait for Yellowstone to blow, showering lava, rocks and death over several states. Its eruption, according to historical records, is way overdue. Umbrellas will not help.
The return of Obama: He's b-a-a-a-ck, as are my wishes that somebody should arrest and hold him responsible for his actions as President. Surely, the difference between the oath of office he took and his "accomplishments" are astronomical. So now he's returned to Chicago, appropriately an historical and traditional mob hangout. He intends, among other things, to help shape the leaders of tomorrow. Great. We certainly need more Marxists and a refill of rot-infested leadership in a Democrat cult tempered by extremists more than invisible "blue dog" representatives. Meanwhile, Obama worshippers everywhere have rejoined the hive. Obama's return occurs just as. . .
Stink-tuary cities come under fire by the Trump administration. Just as the Obama bunch labored to keep "sanctuary cities" sanctuaries, Trump now strives to undue progressive damage. Though he seems to have caved on "dreamers" apparently allowing them to remain in the country, we hope he and AG Sessions toss out their parents and the uncles, aunts, cousins, grandparents and whatever other relatives and friends their families brought into the country illegally. AG Jeff Sessions -- do your job. And don't forget anchor babies (Congress, are you listening?).
UPDATE: Seems that the courts just told Trump he cannot withhold funds for sanctuary cities. Appeals will encompass a slow process, but this is further proof of how progressive government spider webs were intended to please only the crazy lib side of the aisle.
"Loss of habitat" for wildlife continues to be a subject favored in news reports. Are we and the "developing" world smart enough to preserve a significant portion of this planet for creatures who are not us? The answer is overwhelmingly no, in my opinion.
Media: How many mutual sessions among TV network owners were held over the years to get it all just right -- to make sure that every broadcast station in the country offers its commercials at almost the same exact moment as the others? Worse, even radio stations have caught on now, throwing in sponsor messages almost simultaneously with TV stations.
We truly appreciate sponsored programs, but the situation is well out of hand now, with commercials abundant and more annoying than ever. How to get revenge? There is no really good solution, though I suppose one can write stations and sponsors, promising to take one's business to competitors who (1) don't spend money on expensive TV/radio advertising consumers will have to pay for, (2) may provide better service and (3) may possess a better reputation. When thinking of TV/radio advertising, contemplate multiple commercials which show up touting new movies -- new movies so bad that even excessive TV publicity can't save these box office disasters. In essence, the more a movie is advertised, the worse it is. As TV stations struggle to remain profitable while the audience enjoys so many other options, systematically shoving ads down viewers' oropharynx in every way possible, we suggest that this approach is neither good business nor capable of maintaining audience loyalty.
In somewhat related news, the purchasers of Clear Channel Communications and other broadcast entities are alleged in new revelations to be facing bankruptcy. Again, we suggest that dive-bombing the viewers/listeners with commercials isn't necessarily the solution to success. Options and alternative choices are too abundant to assure guarantees for any media player.
Chipping away: You know that little chip you plan to let them implant under your skin, the chip allowing you do make all your transactions without cards, numbers or cumbersome carry-with-you documentation? Have fun -- but don't be surprised when the chip sends your brain TV commercials 24 / 7. No hiding or private time for yourself allowed, either.
The White House Correspondents Dinner will go on minus President Trump this year. Good. This annual event has always exuded the sleazy little odor of a media too cozy with government, an obvious display concealed somewhat with comedy. But -- good news! Obama seems to be available again, so why doesn't the national press bring him back to this by-invitation-only gala affair and pretend he's still the prez? Just like old times, and leftists everywhere will thank the press for its accommodation.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Damn, my mistake. I thought I heard them say somebody at the United Nations was dragged across the floor, screaming and bleeding, and I assumed YES, way to go, Trump had finally initiated an action to fumigate the place, emptying its bowels and evicting every globalist rat hindering freedom and costing the U.S. plenty to keep their diplomatic rodent nests pleasant and homey.
But no, all the hoopla merely accentuated an incident on a United Airlines flight. I suppose I could join the pod people, blaming the airline for a passenger's injuries, but that's not what I observed. Some of you saw a man whose rights were violated and paid a heavy price. Fair enough, but I encountered instead a person asked to -- and refusing to -- follow a lawful order given by police personnel, screaming like a wounded animal in a swamp after he painfully encountered the inevitable. If ya gets up on yer own two feet and walk, saving your venom for lawyers and judges later on, things usually work out.
How many times? How many times have we seen videos of people ignoring police orders, fleeing from or fighting cops or just acting disrespectfully or badly, thus inviting trouble? Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but United Airlines' passenger Dr. Doom is to blame for a good share of his bad luck. Too bad Chicago taxpayers and the airline itself will probably end up paying out millions to the "abused" doctor. Just a side note, but what was this guy up to in his native Vietnam while American military personnel were being abused with torture and death? Just asking.
Congratulations to North Korea's finest, now celebrating dead granddad and absolute turd Kim Il-Sung's 105th birthday. To even imagine that this long-deceased douche had it in his genes to produce not only a fecalith son as corrupt as himself, but to similarly make it possible to lay way for the birth of NK's current Frankenstein monster, whose girth clearly shows why the North Korean people are starving, simply amazes. Next time a test missile fizzles or blows up, may its debris seek him out and serve as his new "crash" diet. And how about that celebratory birthday missile failure? Did either the U.S. or China interfere with its guidance system, thereby causing a technological failure that even robotic Viagra couldn't fix?
Revolution in Wisconsin: What was his name, Jakubowski or something? He apparently had his little heart set on a revolution? Hmm. Must have been a very quiet one-man revolution -- we sure hope he completed it before the cops picked him up. The genius of cell phone videos allows us to become anything we wish on screen, but it doesn't always work out so well in practice. Which reminds us of. . .
. . .a violent protest last week on the Berkeley campus matching Trump supporters against Trump haters. Ho-hum. Who was paid to be there and who sparked the violence? Likely the usual anarchists, communists and Democrats. So-o-o-o-o-o boring, so anticipated. The bag of tricks must have a hole at the bottom.
U.S. troops off to Somalia in quantity: "America first" sure is taking on a global flavor. Anybody longing for Ted Cruz yet?
Sean Spicer's big mouth: Loosen up, media. We all say things which come out wrong, it's just that we seldom do so before cameras and microphones.
The Mother of All Bombs pays a visit to Afghanistan's practitioners of the religion of peace: Sorry folks, I would still have opted for my Air Force's experimental "gay bomb." Taxpayers paid for development, let's use it. Humor me, God, please, humor me.
Queen Hil' is reportedly hard at work on yet ANOTHER book nobody will buy: This time, she may be blaming a long list of people for her election loss, still unable to comprehend that she was just a terrible candidate with nothing inspirational to say that didn't emanate from a dusty old Democrat playbook. We've heard it all before and now, evidently, we're going to hear it again. In print. We suspect her publisher, as previously, will pay tons of money up front, even knowing, strangely, that nobody, except her hardcore delusional fans, is going to shell out for what should be entitled Tripe, Volume Two. Side note: Is this an attempt to keep her daughter's name in the spotlight regarding a political run? Good grief, maybe we'll all want to live in North Korea soon. . .
The Penn Station human stampede: A taser, merely a taser encounter. Yep, this is where we are now. Did terrorists of years past win? Yes, the terrorists won. We've become the scared and spineless, ready at the drop of a sound to run like hell -- but perfectly willing to turn our anger on cops when they try to do their jobs. Conditions should only improve once we're all addicted to opioids.
Ohio's "Facebook murderer" -- now known as self-made dead guy in breaking news -- shoots and kills an elderly man because he apparently had woman and gambling problems. Yes, the crazies are everywhere and, just as Queen Hil' blames the whole world for her election loss, disgruntled shooters blame their troubles on everybody but themselves. Interesting, too, that the shooter reportedly had a job as a case worker in the social (social justice?) system. Did his employment have a bearing on the bonkers worm invading his brain? Reminds me of a hospital social worker I knew many years ago who asked me one day, "Why am I starting to hate people so much?" It's a logical progression, I could have answered, but remained silent. I know what we are.
April the giraffe gives birth to a male: Thank heavens, anything but the televised birth of another human baby, as the world's useless people population climbs. If one more lunatic assures me that animals were put on Earth by some god "for our benefit," I may go into anomalous giraffe labor myself.
Monday, April 10, 2017
What a week to hide under the bed: Missiles continued to fly from North Korea's demented haircut model, ISIS' most enthusiastic goons forged ahead in Egypt and Sweden with bombs straight out of Mohammad's turban-o'-surprises, and Syria's Assad (we presume) decided to resume blasting his people into infinity, even after Trump directed a few fashionably expensive rockets Assad's way merely to say hello. And Russia? Putin may well have asked, is that a bevy of explosives in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?
From this mess the most reliable thing one may safely be able to say is that the Russians, as suggested by several sources, look either entirely foolish and incompetent or overwhelmingly complicit, because they previously assured the world all chemical weapons had been removed from Syria. Updated news today suggests the Russians knew all about the chemical strike before it happened, and bombed a hospital to divert attention and cause a chemical weapon cover-up.
(Though Russia just passed a law forbidding its people from essentially saying or doing anything to clown up Putin's public image, we recall that artist's portrait of Putin and Medvedev from recent years in which each was depicted as wearing women's clothing. Of course, the artist had no option but to flee or die, but we certainly harbor no objections to hanging the picture prominently at the United Nations. If only.)
We do applaud much-neglected talk show host and author Michael Savage for taking to task those who believe saran gas was back in Syria, as he and his callers familiar with the chemical questioned how people wearing sandals, with exposed skin, were not affected, since saran reportedly takes out everybody near victims or in areas where saran lurks. Savage, well-educated as a scientist who knows about such things, postulated in Friday's show that phosgene gas was a possible culprit, based upon video images. The ultimate question here was, whose gas?
Talking heads continue debating Trump's Tomahawk Cruise Missile attack in Syria, but while international barbs are directed at both Trump and Assad, let's not forget. . .
. . .Sweden's prime minister. Didn't this dude assure the world just weeks ago, despite abundant evidence gathered by investigators imbeded deeply in the situation, that Sweden was pretty much free of Islamic terrorist influence? Now look. The trouble with socialist-leaning societies is an almost built-in welcome mat for practitioners of un-nice actions.
The Supreme Court(ship): The Democrats' tantrum over Gorsuch's appointment to the Court with a simple majority -- thanks especially to previous rulings by their former and pathetic leader Harry Reid -- brought out crying and moaning like we've rarely heard when the Dems don't get their way (which happens rarely). Indeed, so worried are the Democrats and sobbing Chuck Schumer over the current state of affairs that we're sure (uh huh) that when and if the Democrats ever regain power in the Senate, they will immediately revoke the nuclear option just to be fair :) :)
That Pepsi commercial: Wussies. Bring it back and stop accommodating communist protesters who, to my bewilderment, hold such sway over corporations pronounced guilty merely because they are corporations. Environmentally criminal companies are one thing, but a Pepsi commercial? Really? Street morons are sometimes very adept at holding signs higher than intelligent reasoning ability. In this instance, delete the cop/Pepsi scene and re-do to just pour Pepsi on protesting heads. That ought'a cool 'em off.
Andrew Cuomo builds his leftist dream paradise: New York's megalomaniac and presidential wannabe governor just goaded the legislature into robbing taxpayer pockets more efficiently in his new state budget. There seems little doubt among those who know that he's attempting to build a resume shouting a progressive ideology -- though we all know, or should, where that eventually leads. Having already stated that there's no room for conservatives in his state, Cuomo appears all but ready for a Democrat presidential run. We suspect, however, that if not for his late father Mario's last name (as former NY governor) and a large cadre of NY City voters, Andrew Cuomo would be hanging flypaper in a low-rent lawyer's office in lower Manhattan. President? VP? Hope not. If you loved Obama, you'll go orgasmic over Cuomo's aggressive and domineering progressive rule. New Yorkers will recall that he originally campaigned on ridding NY of unfunded mandates, but said mandates continue to survive comfortably -- and far more expensively -- for NY taxpayers. Oh yeah, this guy is a Democratic presidential dream.
Monday, April 3, 2017
Let me see if I have this right: The transgender "community," infinitesimal in number when compared to the rest of society, demands to choose the public restroom of their choice. Further, in their quest to gain this "right," the selfish aspect of their thinking cares not if criminals and sexual players of all types join the fun and pose as a real and legitimate threat to women and children specifically.
Strangely, economically influential athletic teams appear eager to support this action, warning cities of dire consequences if Mr. Lady can't pee in a women's public bathroom.
If one wishes to play dress-up or dress-down on the advice of physicians or one's own desires, that's fine. But the basic biological fact is that people and animals are, under overwhelmingly normal circumstances, male or female at birth. It ain't magic, it just is.
Transgender folk, as always, can use restrooms REFLECTING THEIR OWN BIRTH GENDER (bladder/bowel relief is relief, so matter how you interpret it), but this obsessive-compulsive need to be the gender of one's choice -- and make the rest of society pretend instant acceptance -- is just nuts in itself.
Whatever is going on in one's mind, why would anybody want to force their gender issues on children and adults who follow what is (sorry to say, TG's) the norm? And yes, there are people vicious enough to hurt and even kill transgendered individuals -- but diversity training (and, may I suggest, "diversity" training has become little more than a bad clown show) might only further inflame the already inflamed.
A society cannot succeed if it micro-manages the tiniest issues in order to transform them into mega-issues.
Yes, yes, yes -- I wrote the Clinton administration way back and supported gays joining the military. But while the evidence has consistently shown that gay people can serve expertly (and always have, by the way), transgendered folk have a history of psychological problems and suicidal tendencies in society extensive enough to cause deep concern.
What do we do? We remain compassionate, but unaffected by pleas for the kind of fake restroom equality which has already intimidated state and city governments, and corporations, throughout the country. The obvious emotional and self-destructive qualities inherent among the transgender population are simply too overwhelming to dictate dramatic changes among public restroom facilities. For Christ sakes, trans folk, look between your legs, pick the corresponding restroom, do your thing under cover of sufficient privacy and be on your way. Oh, and don't forget to wash your hands after flushing.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
In a blog entry I posted yesterday, we briefly mentioned the potential horrors of artificial intelligence and the distinct likelihood that it would control us, not we it.
Shortly afterwards, I happened to see a Vanity Fair article posted online the same day, March 26, written by Maureen Dowd. Entitled, "Elon Musk's Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse," the lengthy piece explored the thoughts of giants in the A.I. field, assuming either pro or con positions regarding its ability to serve us or destroy us all.
Musk himself ranks among the worried who fear that artificial intelligence may ultimately pursue human destruction because we'll merely be in its way as it expands its reach and grows ever more brilliant and capable.
Dowd does include some interesting quotes in her article, and I was particularly drawn to the following paragraphs, where she describes and quotes Peter Thiel, also concerned about A.I:
When I went to Peter Thiel’s elegant San Francisco office, dominated by two giant chessboards, Thiel, one of the original donors to OpenAI and a committed contrarian, said he worried that Musk’s resistance could actually be accelerating A.I. research because his end-of-the-world warnings are increasing interest in the field.
“Full-on A.I. is on the order of magnitude of extraterrestrials landing,” Thiel said. “There are some very deeply tricky questions around this . . . . If you really push on how do we make A.I. safe, I don’t think people have any clue. We don’t even know what A.I. is. It’s very hard to know how it would be controllable.”
He went on: “There’s some sense in which the A.I. question encapsulates all of people’s hopes and fears about the computer age. I think people’s intuitions do just really break down when they’re pushed to these limits because we’ve never dealt with entities that are smarter than humans on this planet.”
Hmm. Well. . .
Where are these folks regarding the UFO phenomenon? That is, I don't know about labeling landings extraterrestrial, but the literature abounds with UFO case reports of things landing, leaving ground impressions, burns and more than the slightest hint of intelligence. Yes, Thiel was discussing magnitude, not real UFO incidents, but the opportunity to make the comparison presents itself in Maureen Dowd's article.
Further, Thiel's assurance that ". . .we've never dealt with entities that are smarter than humans on this planet" appears rather a haphazard declaration. How does he know that? Again, we reference the UFO literature, abounding with "close encounters" and UFO occupant cases throughout the world. From most accounts, such "entities" do often seem to reflect a degree of intelligence far surpassing ours (or maybe they're stupid, but good actors!).
My point here, somewhat shattered, laments not merely that here we go again, but here we go STILL: Science and technological sorts throw out words meaning one thing to them and something quite different to those familiar with the evidence of (maybe or maybe not) "extraterrestrial landings" and "entities." And those perched upon the UFO side of the fence bemoan that these folks, acutely intrigued by artificial intelligence, usually can't take 10 seconds to examine decades of UFO evidence with a serious eye. Oh, a few probably do, but so, so many more won't bother. UFOs are just bad science fiction to some.
Of course, we have no idea (and I'm writing this without Internet support, so I can't check at the moment) what Peter Thiel really thinks about UFOs, but we feel a tad curious that he might actually have an opinion. Does it matter? Probably not.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Winston Churchill spins in his grave: Once again, radical Islam has bitten Great Britain's stiff upper lip and, per the standard European recipe, Brits are advised by their cowering leadership that they won't be deterred, acts of terror will not be allowed to change their society etc., etc. Keep repeating this utter tripe to families of the dead and injured as extremist Islam continues to creep forward and cow social, education and government systems globally. Ridding the planet of any and all connections to the Muslim Brotherhood would be a great start -- especially where this criminal organization's tentacles are entwined within the U.S. government. England and other countries should also take heed at the international proliferation of universities funded by Saudi Arabian money, as few gifts dropped from the sky of perceived kindness arrive without an agenda.
Even before victims' blood dried on the bridge or near Parliament, those of questionable reasoning ability within Parliament were considering new "hate speech" laws, almost certain to guarantee that words written or spoken against Islam's Neanderthal brutality could bring swift fines or imprisonment. Where in hell are the brains? Where are England's Winston Churchills and other heroes? Who will save Great Britain's culture as Islamic horror takes over through murder, the "peaceful" penetration of educational institutions and government infiltration? How can a nation embrace a political system disguised as a religion disguised as a political system disguised as a religion whose holy book overwhelmingly demands death, barbarous compliance and the destruction of all books and teachings counter to its demands?
And yes, it's absolutely true that the most dangerous tentacle swung by such an enemy is the childbirth "bomb," in which population numbers become overwhelmed by Islamic births planned and carried out in quantities destined to destroy national cultures. Happening now.
Russians riot in the streets, enraged because Vladimir Putin is a criminal holding their destiny in his threatening hands. With the newest assassination in the Ukraine, Putin the coward demonstrates for the Russian people once more his preferred wish to maintain clean hands as minions carry out his personally directed death sentences. Were those jailed and maligned under his rule able to drag this punk into the streets and put a gun to his head, the maggot would cry like a baby.
Deploy the "gay bomb" to North Korea? Though I continue to be mystified by the very concept of "sex offender" lists and registries, there remains a curiously occupied place in my heart for the U.S. Air Force's true-to-life plan -- quickly abandoned a few years ago, unfortunately -- to produce what was termed "the gay bomb." Implementing what could have been a mad scientist's delight, the gay bomb was intended to be dropped near the enemy, its chemical mix swiftly turning even the hetero-est of soldiers gay for his (her?) same-sex military companions. Apparently, according to plan, said soldiers would be so busy exploring one another, if you know what I mean, that duties of war would be secondary. I guess that my Air Force took a tip from the sixties -- you know, that old hippie phrase, "Make love, not war."
If any place on the planet deserves a gay bomb drop, it's North Korea (followed by Iran, of course). Just imagine how crazy the device's widespread effects would make NK dictator Kim Yum Dung Undone (close enough on the spelling), particularly if his own generals immediately treated him like a whorehouse favorite. Maybe it will cost untold millions or billions, but I say -- please, Air Force, bring back the gay bomb. Ya just gotta use this thing.
Lithium ion batteries explode: Perhaps not quite as useful as the gay bomb, lithium batteries certainly assure their place in national news headlines when they start hover-board and laptop computer fires. Shouldn't lithium be reserved for psychiatric patient treatments? Yes, the composition differs, but it's insane enough to have used this stuff in batteries to begin with. We can only assume, crazy is as crazy does. Who first thought up the lithium battery and became enamored with its wonders? Insane people?
Wanna pet my Nobel? How laughable that George Stephanapoulos brought up the name of a Nobel-winning scientist integral to the Paris climate "accord" who condemns new EPA chief Scott Pruitt for his plans to repeal major portions of the agreement. Ever since Obama was awarded a Nobel prize for doing absolutely nothing as he began his first term in Office, we felt that's the only evidence one needs to look upon this idiocy as little more than an exercise in mutual ass-petting among equals. We don't know about Pruitt yet, but we certainly recognize the utter clown show the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony can thrust upon the world. Think of a Nobel as something akin to a walk of fame embedded in Hollywood sidewalks.
Health care: One day after withdrawal of the President's new health care plan, smiles and smarmy looks beamed from national TV media faces, ABC-TV's stable of Democrat hacks not the least among them. Unfortunately, the GOP is like a lazy house cat, pretty much allowing Democrat mice to chew up anything they wish, as only an occasional toothless growl emanates from its half-sleeping self. So now what? We had the greatest health care system in the world before Obamacare fouled the stream, and Republicans, as usual, can barely lift a finger to clean up the mess now. In fact, the possibility that Trump will abandon conservative thinking and lean leftward now burns up that muddled citadel of truth known as the Internet.
Is it true that major insurers such as State Farm and Allstate were excluded from "closed shop" GOP negotiations? Maybe not, but if so this is a major disappointment because, as we've stated before, health care reform should solidly be about competition. Let insurers, all insurers, fight it out over state lines, until choice and affordability rank supreme.
Trump's pronouncement assuring that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi now own Obamacare didn't make it to most, if any, national TV broadcasts perpetrated by the usual suspects. Meanwhile, Democrats gathered to hold an Obamacare love fest, oblivious to the fact that a wealth of Americans are about to get nailed even further by outrageous health care premiums and deductibles, often with a choice of only one provider.
NY Senator Charles "Chuck" Schumer's only evident function these days is to condemn nearly every word the Republicans or conservatives utter. His attempts have made him equivalent to a nursing home resident who spends his days screaming and striking out at invisible insects, and I think we're already at the point where the formerly at least tolerable Schumer has become the boy who cried wolf. He, like many progressive Democrats, just can't get it through his head that the Dems lost the elections, and with his help even more will do so. Defenders of Obama era politics, like alcoholics, simply won't admit to past horrors. May we suggest for Mr. Schumer a physician's prescription of lithium? Nevertheless, watch the health insurance process carefully as Schumer and the bunch do everything but kill to keep Obama's name on the next failure or success. It's the legacy that counts, not you.
Which brings us to the AARP. Burning up the TV screens and radio broadcasts with powerful commercials, the AARP was solidly behind calls for action on defeating Trump's health care plans. Too bad the AARP doesn't take a moment during their ad campaign to remind folks they were solidly behind "Obamacare," whose dramatic faults the AARP owns along with all the other proponents of the failed "Affordable" Care Act. I wouldn't join the AARP -- and I'm obviously eligible -- even if they threw in a lithium-operated gay bomb.
The marriage bed crumbles: We read so many stories about married or unmarried couples injuring and murdering one another. While the American divorce rate continues to hover around 50 percent, this phenomenon of physical harm appears to take its own high toll. We always assumed the reason for couples sharing one bed involved love and commitment, but our unadulterated opinion, subject to change, now suggests that couples keep one another close during the hours of sleep so one or the other can't climb out of bed without notice during the night to grab an argument-settling gun or knife, or to pour antifreeze into breakfast's orange juice container.
When will Congress address tort reform? A Congress stuffed with attorneys probably won't address anything of the sort. And let's not forget who makes out like bandits in easy-money class action lawsuits.
I have my own take on Rep. Steve King's (R-Iowa) comment about "other people's babies" in the U.S. When children are educated during their early years in the madrosas of Islam, where they are taught to hate, kill and destroy other cultures, that's a problem. Madrosas exist in the U.S., and we wonder what is taught to young minds whose families entertain no intention to assimilate, but flirt with every intention to conquer or, at the least, practice Sharia in a country whose Constitution offers no option for such brutality accompanying a religion badly in need of reform.
The ACLU held a meeting in Florida a few days ago, promising to bring action against the Trump administration as often as necessary -- and ACLU reps also instructed people in the art of protesting. Where were these folks the last eight years when criminality was a label begging to be placed upon various actions and officials? I'm not sure why these folks use the word, American in their name, but they surely should be investigated for their own meanderings in the system, because I'm far from convinced that America has much to do with the ACLU's identity.
Hollywood vacancies: Like the rest of society, increasingly dependent upon electronic devices instead of brains, purveyors of entertainment appear more hooked than ever on re-making old TV shows and movies, rather than coming up with something fresh and unique. The wait may be over -- perhaps an infinite number of monkeys sitting at an infinite number of typewriters really are poised to produce a great novel. Or at least Hollywood producers may think so, in lieu of human-generated scripts which only look like something pounded out by keyboard monkeys.
Throughout human history, unless bound into slavery by dictators, religions or circumstances, we've had choices: Drink the water from a questionably poisoned pond or don't; eat the moldy bread or don't; drive to the office or take the bus. But now we hover on a precipice from which there will be no escape, a world of choice engineered absolutely by others. By something else.
An omnipotent freight train known currently as artificial intelligence screams its way down tracks of its own yield, guaranteed to encompass and absorb the human essence, simultaneously and mentally shape-shifting all humans into its own image. We engage with AI as one, acting as our own computer. No longer are we individual beings with choices. Instead, ours become the choices of something else, and everything we do we do because our choices are predetermined artificially.
Extraordinarily troubled times may lie just ahead, because we will have no choice to either accept or deny AI's marriage in our lives -- it will just be an accepted fact of life, a "fact" pushed hard by technical personnel and governments desirous of not only making our lives "better," but also of branding us as property.
Property. Hmm. Charles Fort suggested (warned?) long ago, "I think we are property." Whose property? Their property.
If there remains a functioning, technologically unimpressed brain in the world as AI sweeps its way over the planet, the fight may be on. The crusade to convert us into "pod people" to help quench AI's snowballing quest for more is underway.
Humans involved in enhancing AI may find their very lives in danger from factions which want nothing to do with AI dominance. If computer device-addicted folk can ever divert their attention to their own tenuous humanity, perhaps the realization that everybody's autonomy faces eternal banishment will break through. But don't bet the digital farm on that.
In other news . . .the Penn State child molestation witch hunt continues. . .despite lingering evidence suggesting that things may not always be what they seem. Yet, once begun, witch-burning almost becomes unstoppable.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Remember your dear old Aunt Loopie, the one you worried about, who remained insistent that TV show characters were speaking directly to her -- and that she could converse with them as well? Remember how crazy you thought she was? Well, actually she WAS nuts. But wait -- good news! She was half right! Her vocalizations count.
According to WikiLeaks' hacked CIA documents, all Aunt Loopie needed was a smart Samsung television (just Samsung, we ask?) and the ability to vocalize her concerns to remote CIA agents eager to listen in to her innermost thoughts. Or at least the possibility was reportedly there for them to do so. Unfortunately, they seemingly cannot talk back to Aunt Loopie (even though she may be crazy enough to believe they can, thus settling her mind).
Leaving Aunt Loopie aside, we continue to wonder why Julian Assange isn't releasing highly classified documents from the Russians? Or the Chinese? One would almost think WikiLeaks and Assange are the true Russian puppets.
These CIA document leaks qualify as Deadly Serious Business. If the very thought of the CIA sickens you, try keeping a country like ours without the CIA. Every nation's government is a dirty rotten bastard propped up by the best of the best in intelligence, but I prefer my DRB to any other major country's DRB. The trouble with the CIA is, you can't live with them and you can't live without 'em. What do I know?
It's profoundly unnerving -- though not at all surprising -- to realize the depth of government surveillance opportunities provided by technological breakthroughs. Obviously, the U.S. is not the only nation playing that game. What's the solution? There is no solution, and you can't really black-tape anything on the TV the way you once did to hide the flashing "12:00" on the VCR. So clear your throat, speak up and look pretty: Your TV has brought some new folks to bed down in a secret room, live with both you and Aunt Loopie, and they're great at listening to your problems in their invisibility. Now who's crazy?
Health care in the United States: We don't need to sneak behind closed doors in Washington to know how this works. Health insurance companies are out to get everything they can, and they believe it's their right because that's exactly what they anticipated during negotiations for Obamacare. The fact that things didn't always go their way and expected profits did not materialize means nothing -- they surely assume that "next time" they'll get it right and champagne corks will fly. The crucial thing Trump should do is allow medical insurance sales of numerous varieties across state lines, and with the real, solitary concept of competition on the free market in force, with only the bare essentials of government props, truly affordable group policies and the like could bloom almost magically.
Alzheimer's: A new report estimates that people in the U.S. develop the life-crippling condition at a rate of approximately one every minute, and the most "promising" of test drugs didn't turn out to be The One. Again, we ask, in the future will the autistic care for elderly or less than elderly people with dementia, or will Alzheimer's sufferers be required to care for the autistic? Obviously, I ask this question with tongue in cheek, but we cannot escape growing statistics indicating the trouble we'll be in as healthy minds continue to deteriorate or change beyond retrieval. We wonder how intrusive chemical exposures since, particularly, the 1940s have been to humans and animals? Between possible DNA-altering chemicals and cell phones killing sperm cells among men who carry such devices in their pants pockets, there's no need to believe the genetic road ahead won't be bumpy, if not pockmarked with sinkholes without depth.
Articles I wish I'd referenced previously, but news moves and changes so quickly in this global hell on Earth:
From The Sun of March 1 come additional warnings that robots -- especially hacked robots -- may soon be able to routinely attack humans, kill household pets, rob homes and create chaos in factories. If that sounds bad, wait until robots form unions and entice lawyers into helping them achieve their, um, goals. But AI aside, we sure wish the educational system would de-emphasize digital technology enough to prepare young people for events culminating in long interruptions or total loss of digitally based functions. I would surmise that when teens literally cry or go bonkers over non-working cell phone technology, there's a vast socio-psychological problem brewing under the surface -- an infrastructure collapse of sorts.
I simply went mad for Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, when he stated a few days ago (per Breitbart of Feb. 27) during an immigration rant that the United States "is our country, not theirs." Obviously, this is a man with whom I can work, and I'm going to start by sending him my electric bills so "our," which is he and they, can pay what apparently doesn't belong to "theirs," which would be me.
No surprise here: LifeZette (Feb. 6) offered examples following its headline, 'SOROS FINGERPRINTS ALL OVER ANTI-TRUMP LAWSUITS." The ubiquitous George seems to have his hand in plenty of activities not necessarily welcome among conservatives in the U.S. If the government ever gets around to investigating Soros, and maybe the ACLU, we might become a little better educated on why things are what they are.
From The Daily Mail (UK) way back on Feb. 4: We were impressed that Dr. John Bates of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) blew the whistle on NOAA, reporting allegedly that NOAA fudged, altered and manipulated the report destined to accompany Obama in 2015 when he attended the UN Climate Conference in Paris. Why do we see these alterations again and again and again when money and power are at stake?
After Quebec City endured a shooting rampage (per AFP on Feb. 1), calls went out to punish and/or remove conservative talk radio hosts, who were blamed for inciting hatred. This, of course, was an absurd argument, but leftists have little else in their own "arsenal" to even ambiguously portray themselves as making sense. The old squash-talk-radio outcry emanating from the usual suck-spects is so stupid.
I know February was so way back, but we were quite interested in an article appearing in The Telegraph (UK again. . .and again. . .and again) of Feb. 6, in which the point was made the hundreds of young people seeking asylum in Europe were first recruited by the Islamic State and instructed in relaying radical Islamic terror. And how is this a surprise?
Monday, March 6, 2017
So you fix yourself a snack and find a comfortable spot on the sofa, soon engrossed deeply in your favorite TV show or motion picture. Then it happens. Just as you swallow a big mouthful of something tasty, a character in the show has cause to vomit all over the place. Time was, you could only hear the sounds, but now proper etiquette demands a dramatic on-screen spray of colorful chunk-style barf.
The vomit phenomenon entertainment aspect isn't all that new, but the frequency now seems ratcheted up -- or is that retched up? -- as each film director appears dedicated to making the viewer more nauseated than the last (the particularly observant among us may also note an increase in staged instances of noses dripping photogenic with snot, as a character cries or frets).
I bring this up -- oops, sorry -- I mention this because obligatory vomit scenes remind me a lot of the sore-loser Democrats looking to hang anybody of another party they can with a story of Russian/Trump/Sessions/GOP intrigue -- a significant part of which has already been discounted, but major media folk don't seem to care about that.
And the political vomiting doesn't stop. Indeed, we don't see a Trump-Russkie conspiracy at play here, but we sure feel submerged in a concoction engineered by big media players anxious to keep their Democrat Party brethren in the loop and, where possible, in charge.
How curious, too, that radical leftists clinging abundantly to Democrat coattails are exactly the communists alluded to in the Russia story supposedly involving the Trump White House. A good, long look in the mirror is called for at the DNC.
Practitioners of journalism who tend to lean toward rational observations might wish to take a good look at Senator Schumer of NY, truly a case of poor loser-itis, albeit with a little political theater thrown in, whose reputation is in danger of sliding off the rails, thanks to his non-stop attempts to apparently bring the fledgling Trump administration to its knees. We won't even mention Pelosi and the others currently enjoying a similar cruise, though it's high comedy to see the Trump people releasing photos and documentation indicating that these famous Democrats have had their own encounters with Putin and events Russian. Trump's opponents can't afford to allow this political outsider a free-range graze in Washington, where intentions to make Establishment changes via a cabinet of decisive, educated people touting experience rather than leftist agenda run rampant.
The Democrat vomitorium is open 24 / 7 and will remain open as long as the Dem faithful remain working in high government positions or even quite possibly conducting treasonous activities. One wonders, once the foolishness involving Jeff Sessions ends, whether he will pursue a litany of bastards who badly require arrest, trial and conviction, and we would certainly hope that the previous President and his shady associates are first on the list.
Funny, too, how the Democrat press is trying its damndest to make VP Mike Pence's use of a private server as Indiana governor on the same level as what Hillary Clinton did, essentially by putting national security and perhaps American lives at risk. Pence readily noted that his e-mails were properly archived, whereas Hillary's were often "missing." Etc., etc. Nice try, but no similarities here.
And now Trump accuses Obama of tapping Trump Tower? Wow. If this is more than just Trump carelessly blasting from the mouth, we can see a whole world of trouble coming for the Democrats.
What do the Democrats have left in their near-empty can of beans? The mantra: Hillary lost because of Trump's Russian contacts.
The Democrat Party remains angry beyond the boiling point, unable even to comprehend that it is they, not the Tea Party folk, who are all but dead and buried, as they continue to let tax & spend, nonsense and radicals massage their party.
Just wait, we predict as nothin' but human, until next year's elections. Democrats may need to make a lot of extra room in the retirement suitcase when they lose more state seats than the 1200 or so already claimed in 2016 -- thanks to the not-going-anywhere Obama and the run-aground Clinton machine. We Independent voters can no longer put up with the progressive bat poop, and while the GOP owns its own limited stock, the Democrats continue to produce and put more on the shelf. Whatever transpires as days go forward, make no mistake -- these folks remain frantic about next year's elections, and we suspect that's what 90 percent of the current whoop-de-do is all about.
The slow trickle of former Muslim women coming forth and denouncing radical Islam, or even Islam itself, is great, though these women usually end up with jeopardized lives and a price on their heads (a fatwah) in the name of the joke god A-ha. Or is that Aha? Whatever. Thanks ladies, keep writing those books so the world will eventually realize that it is Sharia-infected men, not you, who rank less than dog poop on the human evolutionary scale. Let them wear the hijabs of confinement as you slowly free yourselves. If you ladies are ever given a choice for male brains back in the home country, choose a bearded goat. Goats are pretty smart.
TSA feeler-uppers won't even treat you to dinner first before darned nearly having sex with you at airports. Under new rules of "clarification" TSA screeners doing the hands-on pat-down need to be a little more intimate with air travelers, placing their hands closer to all the places where one may not want them to go. Idea: Why don't they just have sex with all the customers before flights, just to make certain? Surely, TSA representatives would find more hidden grenades, knives, killer tarantulas, Russian spies and semiautomatic weapons concealed in body cavities by taking this approach. No sex, no fly, period.
Rise or fall? ABC-TV's limited series, When we Rise did provide some interesting and accurate history, though too often it just crept along with confusion and mind-screaming boredom for the viewers The question for director Gus Van Sant is, where was central casting? As the major characters grew and aged over the years -- VERY suddenly become older, by the way -- their "adult" selves looked absolutely nothing like their younger selves. Surely, older actors bearing SOME resemblance to the younger crowd could have been employed, or age makeup might have been used all along the way on the same actors (hey, it worked for Roots and The Diary of Miss Jane Pittman, didn't it?). As things stood, aging characters who ended up looking like total strangers to the earlier part of the story offered a befuddled result which could have been avoided, especially with Van Sant's reliable and quirky talents of experience involved.
Why UFO Web Sites? For newer readers, please know that this blog was originally created to deal with UFOs and documents in my files (see the early years). We also created a site to honor the 1956 motion picture, "U.F.O." That's why you'll find a number of UFO-related sites in the link list. How did I then drift off into a political rant? Blame it on my age -- or maybe it's because the UFOs are flyin', but fewer people are carin'. The USA and world are experiencing some powerful changes, and I'm not sure when those whom we need to care, and who have the power and money to do anything, will surface. If you're weeping because Queen Hil' was -- in the minds of some -- going to tell all about UFOs, but couldn't because she lost the presidency, dry your eyes. Right now, it's more important to attempt to stabilize the world,
which has almost become a UFO itself, in social terms. UFOs? Still a mystery elephant on the science sofa. Let's not forget.
Monday, February 27, 2017
And the Oscar goes to . . .
. . .the memory of the late Senator Joe McCarthy, whom history acknowledges was right about communists in Hollywood. Yes, the oldies are mostly dead and gone now, but they had children, and some of their children made friends with a zoo full of the most despicable people in the world.
. . .phony diversity. After last year's hell-raising about the absence of black actors nominated for awards, the worm turned and suddenly, wow, black talent dripped from the walls. That's a good thing, of course, in the spirit of the awards, but the atmosphere just seemed so forced, so incredibly contrived, as if there were guns pointed to Academy heads and horse heads planted in Academy member beds.
. . .Price-Waterhouse-Hoo-ha, or whatever organizational name they go by now. Don't you folks acquire major dollars for assuring continuity and smooth sailing on the awards stage? What the hell, you blew it -- since your reputation is shot to pieces now, next year you may as well insert a card in the stack proclaiming some porn movie winner for best film. Which, by the way, wouldn't necessarily be untrue in Hollywood.
. . .the film, Hillary's America, simultaneously awarded a "worst film of the year" by the "Razzies." Unfortunately, there's no way the progressive Hollywood dunderheads would ever thank a film for exposing the snakes on Medusa's head, nor would they acknowledge the stupidity and evil of their dream queen, who quite possibly put lives in danger all over the globe, simply by selfishly demanding a private computer server.
. . .crazy people and mental health professionals, seemingly indistinguishable from one another in these unsettled times.
. . .decades of monster movies, for the most part reflecting that it is we humans who are the monsters, scared senseless by depictions and reflections of our own disguised selves on the movie screen.
. . .staged street mob "protests" -- malevolent hives infected with brain rot, frankly -- around the country, reportedly often paid for by progressive interests. The inclusion of violence on the streets and the shout-down of conservative or controversial speakers on college campuses counts for high drama, but also points out extreme dangers posed by leftists, anarchists, crazies and outsiders who couldn't find a place to dwell comfortably in rational society if they tried. Street mob growth, like fungal cultures in a Petri dish, hardly qualifies as legitimate protests.
. . .cities insulated almost to the point of unlawful impermeability by Democrat administrations whose enforcers somehow deluded themselves and powerless constituents with various proclamations assuring that "sanctuary cities" actually exist under the U.S. Constitution. Oscars in this situation would best be handed out to mayors and other criminal officials who scream the loudest when faced with overdue arrests and loss of funding.
. . .cops, who strive to show enormous restraint. None signed up for the abuse encountered every day and every night.
. . .the military, whose honorable members serve for one purpose only, and whose abilities to get the job done have been squelched for far too long by weak leadership and decisions made by self-absorbed folk worried about their personal "legacies."
. . .NY Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo, currently subjecting state residents to all various sleight-of-hand ideas to help them save money, except the money they save will simply be moved from one taxpayer program to another, giving an illusion of saving. Watch this fool become even more active "for the people" as presidential campaigns appear on the progressive horizon. Not to exclude Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, also heir to an interesting political background.
. . .Mexico's president, angered for the cameras by the very thought of Trump returning living and expensive bodies to the country from which they crossed our borders illegally. Whether of Mexican descent or from Central American and other far-off countries, it is Mexico and only Mexico who allowed and, indeed, assisted a plethora of human detritus and its flyspeck anchor baby intercourse activity into the U.S.
The Democrat Party, since acquiring an abundance of radical elements the same way that magnets attract errant steel filings, serves as its own best undertaker. With the votes in for Tom Perez as DNC chairman and the bonus selection of Keith Ellison as vice-chairman, we have a funny little feeling that a descent into irrelevance will continue. For one thing, Perez is an Obama and Hillary favorite, and the decision to keep familiar home fires burning, fueled by the duo who almost double-handedly destroyed Democrat votes for 1200-plus Dem seats all over the country, seems rather misguided. Ellison's appearance surely adds to the frivolity, as there's no way the GOP and others will not try to make mincemeat out of his extreme views and alleged Muslim Brotherhood connections via C.A.I.R. and the like. Yet, Perez claims that he wants to make the Democrat Party appealing to the "working man," whom, as we presume from watching Trump assume the presidency, are the very people who aren't going to fall for any of this spoon-fed progressive claptrap, the only substance the Democrats have to offer.
Return of the Never Really Gone: Hillary and Obama, back again to comment on everything except their own screw-ups. The Dems are actually drugged out enough to keep those who destroyed their party out in front? It figures. Were I a party boss, I'd be nailing up signs on poles begging for blue dog Democrats, because what remains on the radical side won't be helpful.
We must come together and unite the country -- he said, she said, it said: With hardened factions sprouting up and robotics poised to take over a litany of jobs Americans WILL do but won't be needed for anymore, this is not going to make us warm and fuzzy -- especially toward the robot makers, whose robots will then go on to make robots, with no need for human robot makers anymore. And on it will go. . .no wonder some can't wait to escape to Martian landscapes in hope of carving out privacy, even without amenities.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Sweden's fake news: President Trump's comment about Sweden, though off the cuff and in need of clarification, did focus upon a horror story. If Trump was wrong about something terrible happening the previous day in Sweden, it was the president of Sweden himself who basically said, feigning outrage, that there's nothing to see here -- substantially lying his ass off. Could Sweden's prez be that much out of the loop, or is he, more likely, putting a happy face on a culture-murdering Muslim infestation affecting his once proud country? Anybody and everybody, including visiting journalists on the scene, know there are indeed "no go" refugee zones (Islamic refugees mainly, but not exclusively) where police are prohibited (and fearful about) entering. Rapes by Islamic youth gangs of Sweden's young women are well-documented, and few among the innocent dare to shop or go outside when darkness falls because murder walks the streets. Yes, let's focus on Sweden, because as Sweden goes, so goes the rest of the world if swift and Herculean actions aren't put into force against the radical Islamic plague. Sweden's nevertheless socialist leadership apparently continues to wear blinders while innocent citizens and police cower in fear.
Oh, how some love our movie and TV celebrities, especially the star-studded big mouths currently throwing a Donald Trump and Republican-hating tantrum before the cameras. Maybe the joke here is that these glamorized dog-and-pony show actors and actresses -- not to leave out the usual rock star music icons, of course -- comprise the very elite which their supportive fans despise and rail against. Lights! Cameras! Faction! Unfortunately, drawing a picture for extreme leftist celebs never seems to help because of their 24 / 7 insulation from the grit of public life. The Hollywood bunch live lives of utter fantasy, while swooning fans still must pin their daily existence on various obstacles.
Whatever toxic fungus infiltrated the Democrat Party in recent years, causing spellbound followers to do or say things which should rightfully horrify rational minds, any detoxification process would appear doomed. Maybe a vaccination with the money of, it is said, George Soros and other, um, concerned associates wasn't exactly the solution. If the best Dems can do to reinvigorate their party of the future is to throw Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer before the news cameras to cry, complain and take a subtle approach to initiate panic in the streets rather than offer solutions, relevance might experience a very difficult curtain call.
Isn't it interesting how the major TV news shows, night after night, begin with a veritable list of concerns putting the Trump administration in a bad or questionable light, yet while Obama was President there's no way this approach was sanctioned? Obama could do no wrong in the eyes of a complicit media. No surprise, either, that Saturday Night Live has, through Trump, been gifted with reams of ever-evolving comedy material -- and, to reiterate from previous blog entries, it's a shame Obama's myriad of deficiencies were excused routinely on SNL. One would almost think SNL and the mainstream media grew from the same roots. The bright spot: The Trump admin staff depictions, funny at first, are quickly becoming as stale as month-old bread.
An additional word about the mainstream media which the President might do well to heed: Author E.A. Poe aside, the fourth estate's advantage in politics is its role as the "conqueror worm," semantically chewing, digesting and then voiding its prey as a predetermined substance. There is no escape from the press, but when fairness abounds that's not a bad thing. Tweet away, Mr. Trump, but the media will always be the last step in the digestive process, prior to public opinion.
The Democrats are not merely angry, they're pissed. I need to use that word because it exemplifies their depths of rage. And they aren't just immersed in anger -- they despise the very American people who, some twisted minds would suggest, let them down by voting for Trump, soundly rejecting their ideas, intentions which history shows have failed over and over again all over the planet.
Nevertheless, the beat goes on, or, rather, the beat-down goes on, because when street protesters become street mobs erupting in violence, one remembers less than lovingly the era of Obama, when everything the community organizer did or said led up to the current state of affairs in the streets here and abroad, Trump notwithstanding. Taxpayers paid handsomely for eight years of Obama's nonsense and what did we get? Math and science high school students ranking somewhere around 25th in the world. Great job, O.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Should'a let her read Mrs. King's letter, Senator Mitch. Now she might sprout wings and fly right into the 2020 presidential elections. After all, what other viable candidates are cooking up as "well done" in leftists' political kitchens lately?
"Illegal" apparently becomes the "N" word when the designation "immigrant" pops up. Amazing how everybody is just an immigrant to the media, no crime to see folks, move on. We sympathize with Trump when his enforcement people must deal with lawless crowds and lawyers and judges who appear to condone acts of illegality. Don't you love the smell of activist judges in the morning?
Quick, put his star on Washington's sidewalk: Stephen Miller, senior policy advisor to President Trump -- wow, this guy makes K. Conway's retorts look like child's play. Interviewed by Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, he complimented a taken-aback Wallace at one point, calling Wallace "fabulous." Hmm. Really -- fabulous?
Trump's no-no-no from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding his temporary immigrant ban: Intriguing that decisions wielded by this notorious clown court have allegedly been reversed about 87% of the time. A courtroom presided over by the Marx Brothers could have performed better.
Ashton Kutcher Visits the Senate: He appears to be in a lather about human trafficking, admirably pointing out its scope and depth around the world. The real question is, what's going to happen from country to country as robotics take over former human jobs in a big way, thereby freeing masses of aimless people to come up with ways to entertain themselves, or to merely survive? Somehow, we doubt that all the displaced and unneeded will just sit around, harmlessly watching the flowers grow. Because robots will be building more robots themselves, leaving even more humans out of the picture, what's a civilization of purposeless folk to do, if not engaging in various crimes -- including human trafficking as a sport? Just. . . like. . . in. . . the. . . movies.
Otherwise in The Land of Predictable: Performer Kid Rock may run for the U.S. Senate, did I hear that right? I guess he leans Republican, as opposed to bat-poop progressive nuts, but it remains a little creepy how celebrities with either too much money or too much time truly believe they can somehow use their entertainment talents as the key to running a nation -- and all the more creepy to sit back and realize how some people easily vote only for a highly recognizable name.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos goes to school -- and gets bullied just like the students, except the muscle is administered by leftist mobs, educated somewhere along the way by the Radical Leftist Thug Academy. We can't wait to see if kids return to learning about real American history, not America-hating fiction. And good grief, lose that "new math" poop tied up with "Common Core." We trust that reading and writing skills will supplant the importance of high school sports? Or is that my sick fantasy?
President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hold a joint news conference in Washington: I waited and waited, but nobody offered a peep about things way down in Fukushima -- and we do mean way down. How's the Fukushima fish industry glowing these days? When will sunken reactor number whatever it was reach the other side of the planet? How long can the Japanese government hide the truth from its own people, not to mention the rest of the world? Will the next street drug of choice become iodine? Will Love Potion No. 9 be replaced with Atomic Number 53?
NBC News reported about "ghost guns," essentially guns boxed in pieces that anybody can order on the Internet. In a couple of hours and with a little know-how, anonymous customers can assemble powerful semi-automatic firearms, as real as the usual store-bought variety, containing no telltale serial numbers. And to think I was amazed when we learned that 3-D printers could accomplish the instant gun task, though locating the right metal parts to accommodate the finished plastic product might present a bit of a dilemma to some. But the pieces-in-a-box option, wow, particularly useful for those of nefarious desires who can, it seems, pretty much carry out their activities without leaving definitive evidence. While the NRA had no immediate comments, Sen. Chuck Schumer suggested that some sort of legislation should be passed. Then again, if legislators would simply respect the Second Amendment, there might have been no desire for "ghost guns" to fill a hole which, once upon a time, did not exist in the USA. Convicted felons, say thank you.
Daytime TV: I generally avoid it, though I marvel at the soaps, chock full of actors and actresses whom, if not for soap land opportunities, might otherwise be lending their names to straight-to-video movies destined to be unseen by almost anybody, or they might be shaking hands in front of corn chip supermarket displays. Anyway, my channel surfing landed upon The Young and the Restless, which should replace "Restless" with "Listless," and there before me was a mother scolding her literate 15-year-old son (obviously played by somebody far older, and I know this because few 15-year-old boys can speak a series of coherent sentences, let alone be bothered to converse with their parents). Apparently, she was angered because he used her credit card to view pornography online. What? That's the theme on the soaps these days? Hey lady, that stuff's been going on for at least 10 years, so what's your problem? In 2017, update that so the soaps show 15-year-old Mo checking out radical Islam sites on the Net. And -- bonus! -- you don't need mom's credit card! It's free! Not to mention all those afterlife virgins -- and again I emphasize that your reward after death might actually be a tent-load of 37 elderly reclining virgin men, so be careful what you wish for, kids.
In the News: The Catholic Church offers "sanctuary" for a mother of four somewhere. Great, let's make that a trend, except the Church gets to pay for the whole bunch from cradle to grave. After all, the charitable religious folk whose "charity" toward the sanctioned comes big time from taxpayers who have no say in the matter. This mom allegedly made her way with a phony Social Security number, so by rights should be judged and punished by Social Security recipients.
2/16/2017: "A Day Without Immigrants." Oops, once again those brilliant street rodents forgot to display the word, "Illegal." Must be an oversight. Otherwise, yawn, yawn, yawn. . .
Immigration "sweeps" by the Trump administration continue: Good. Are those like sweepstakes, where you win something? Not quite sure -- but I think the rest of us actually do win something. If only so many immigration lawyers hadn't chosen to walk the dark side after college, lawful initiatives could forge full steam ahead. And let's not forget "anchor babies," whose instant citizenships must be banned forever. Anchor babies: Cute, cuddly, hungry, deadly and sucking the life out of a nation whose own youth teeter on the abyss. Will we smarten up?
Crack the egg: How to break up the so-called Establishment in Washington? Composed solidly of Republicans, Democrats and more special interests and lobbyists than one can easily count, Trump as a force of a different color must surely be viewed as a threat to the hive. Will he possess enough leadership ammo to break up the D.C. cartel and bureaucratic safe houses?
Senator John McCain: Even military heroes eventually labor under the same 24-hour clock affecting all of us, and the ravages of time dictate when one really should retire and pursue other options. I believe I just heard the clock strike a new hour.
Islamic roulette: Just my crazy notions acting up, but I wonder, with the depletion of Middle East oil reserves over time, will North America see an equal increase of Muslims fleeing their economically doomed homeland? Central American countries alone currently threaten our national viability as the hordes escape northward Whatever steps the Trump folk develop regarding immigration, they absolutely must prepare to deny access to a never-ending flood of masses with nothing to lose as they keep, particularly, America in their sights. An influx of destruction by the numbers does NOT a "melting pot" make.
Milo Yiannopoulos: Oopsie, he dared say something about pedophilia, and zap! There goes his book deal with Simon and Schuster. Shouldn't a publisher be attuned to the First Amendment business? Milo, don'tcha know that in the current atmosphere of hysteria and rage encompassing positively everything that supposedly decent folks would prefer to see young, unwanted boys die in the streets, rather than be taken in by adult men who might just provide them a better life, maybe their only life? This is nothing new in a world where people face good and bad every day, and sometimes unusual choices are the only options to assure one's survival, whatever form it takes. Show me a perfect world of nurturing bedtime stories and happy homes and I'll show you the darkest of fiction, and I'm not sure that conquering missionaries traversing the globe are the answer, either, for solving an age-old issue.
AND one last word about the press today: News reports are one thing, but to focus ad nauseam on videos and photos of children and mothers, mothers and children, children who look like mothers and mothers who look like children in foreign lands begs the question -- why is "the media" in the position of selectively focusing on these particular groups -- with close-ups -- every time they do a story from the Third World? It's as if they're working for Catholic relief organizations and other "charitable" groups and trying to pep up the old generous American heartstrings to import even more people into the country -- the side-effect being, of course, that said organizations make lots of money off stupid U.S. taxpayers who stay asleep while shelling out welfare benefits forever. If, instead, world press cameras lingered primarily upon adult faces and panoramic scenes to tell a story, sans the "if we could save just one" (which can lead to hundreds of thousands or millions more at our own peril) message, journalism might triumph over cheesy tear-jerkers. There appear to be a fair number of media practitioners intent upon blaming America for every international ill, and our punishment is to clog our borders with a quantity of human detritus sufficient to change, if not obliterate, our culture. At what juncture, we often wonder, does the fourth estate lean uncomfortably toward perfidy? Keeping a free press free and responsible can drive one mad.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Cruising at something far more than "warp speed," imagine an extraterrestrial scout ship arriving and then hovering above New York City just in time to witness the horror of 9/11. Believing us murderous, destructive savages, the crew depart immediately, wanting nothing to do with what appears for all the universe as a brutal species.
Yet, the concept of time means little to such an advanced space-faring civilization, so they wait a few years, hoping to witness something rational upon their return to Earth.
Instead, they discover something even more ominous -- a bowl-like structure containing thousands of apparent captives forced to watch strangely-attired, animated entities running and jumping on one another during instances of brief frenzy. This display of pure insanity, exceeding the limits and concepts of all intellectual extraterrestrial boundaries, forces our alien visitors to retreat back to the depths of the known or unknown universe, perhaps never to return.
We are reminded of Stephen Hawking's warning that we humans should not send signals into space, attempting to contact inhabited planets, because their residents may, in turn, do us harm. Yet, what of ancient civilizations sending out their own signals announcing a distant presence? Would they not someday be jeopardized themselves by an Earth-based expedition composed simply of us and what we appear to be? Let us not give ourselves too much credit.
President Donald Trump does, by nature, say stupid things, his words often spewing forth like semantic bulls in a lexicon china shop. We just dispensed with, by comparison, eight years of a world-class orator, a politician every step of the way, who expertly spoke volumes of pure, unadulterated bull crap and much of America fell for it lovingly.
We hope Trump continues to speak out boldly about all the right things, but despite whatever positive steps he takes in the Oval Office, we wish he would choose some words a little more carefully. For instance, his finest moment surely did not come when he questioned last weekend whether America, among the world's killers, may not be innocent. Trump's enemies will rejoice, of course, but when I consider our innocence or lack of it I have to consider such instances as the military's drug experiments on its own people without their knowledge, that sort of thing. Yes, we have our sore points, but in comparison with the homicidal thug Putin, we can't hold a candle to his expanding reputation and bodies buried.
Nor are we partying currently with a GOP slobber fest. The @#$#@%$# Republicans sat there for eight years and gave Barack Obama pretty much everything he wanted, and for that we eternally condemn their willing participants, all of whom should no longer be in office. Once again, we watch them pulling the apron strings tighter, pushing conservative values and Tea Party Americans aside as The Usual Suspects in the GOP attempt to have their way. Concurrently, ain't it funny how the Democrats suddenly discovered that the USA has a Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence? Maybe it just took the exit of a Marxist President -- and, unfortunately, a proliferation of mobs cloaked in dark garb who learned how to use American values against the rest of us by hook or by crook -- or by explosives.
Additionally, celebrity morons who lord over us and pretend to be relevant just because their names appear on a marquee, lecturing to us brainlessly about any manner of topics, betray only themselves. Good God, how stupid many of these folks truly are when they aren't reading from a script.
Only 109 refugees detained temporarily, and look how the press and other socialist loudmouths have emptied their ammo on Trump, who only appears to be concerned about national security. Yet, should a mass murder orchestrated by the usual radical Islam joy boys occur in the USA tomorrow, the same cretins will attack the Trump admin for not "doing something" to prevent it.
Give me that old-time religion, but don't give me the Catholic Church and officials of other denominations who stuff every "refugee" they can into this country so they can make Big Money at our expense -- and figures seem to indicate that a single immigrant delivered per the Church can eventually cost up to six figures just to make them comfy. How are these churchy folk not human traffickers in their own way? It's interesting merely to ponder that many of the world's "refugees" are products of one religion fighting with another. One can believe in God or believe in anything one desires, but once religions become organized the game changes and the predatory blood-sucking begins. Just look at history. Human suffering? Thank religious components for a lot of it -- and now the USA is expected to take in every unfortunate on the planet until we wallow in our own destruction, courtesy of The Church and other enemies.
Yes, we provide a dumping ground for the world, and don't we love how TV news shows sprinkle immigration stories with close-ups of kids' faces to immerse us in feelings of guilt? The United States cannot accommodate every human tragedy on the planet, but organized and financially lucrative religious organizations will continue pushing that game while our mass stupidity as a society overwhelms reason.
Saturday Night Live: Funny at last! Steve Bannon portrayed as Death itself and Sean Spicer's image reflected by Melissa McCarthy worked well. You don't need to be hanging on a political hook to appreciate good humor and satirical references. The downside -- much of the rest of SNL, true to form, sucked out loud, as if just filler to pass time.
A friendly reminder: Please, please, somebody, please arrest, try and convict Obama. Don't let the perpetrator-in-chief escape (not social) justice, and don't forget Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch and a stable of other helpers. Is this not still America, oaths and agreements betrayed?
Former Sen. Harry Reid's "nuclear option:" This freaked-out old dolt who somehow enhanced himself tremendously during his years of, um, public service gave Trump a weapon hotter than a sunken Fukushima nuclear reactor, and when push comes to hard shoving with Supreme Court nominations, Prez Trump should use it if necessary. As if Democrat office-holders in the future won't? Thanks Harry, this is the result of your meddling with established procedures.
Full Measure this week with Sharyl Attkisson was, as always, the greatest half hour of revelations on TV. Her focus upon the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra allegedly causing blindness -- maybe a great deal of vision loss -- in men provided an important alert for males who tend not to "see" beyond their cherished organs at opportune times, anyway. It's also one more example of a pharmaceutical industry gone mad and a preponderance of humans willing to swallow any damned thing out of a container adorned with a pleasingly authoritative label.
The program's headline presentation regarding Citi Group and the crimes perpetrated on us all by large banks -- whose officers remain un-indicted to this very day, thanks in no small part to government sweep-away options -- is disgusting. Maybe Trump's comment about America's innocence should have mentioned the criminality of banking crimes covered up by government efforts, the effects of which "killed" the American dream for thousands.
Isn't it peculiar how anything, even over-the-counter products, go up, up, up in price just because they dwell in the medical realm? Put the word, medical on anything and you may as well hold the consumer up at the point of a gun. Not everything is more costly to manufacture simply because it advertises bodily uses. Of course, the same applies for both humans and veterinary use.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Eight years of rule by a soft-spoken, two-bit dictator masquerading as President of the United States brought us far more than a bill for some 85 million dollars of family vacation excursions. Obama, subconsciously or not, gifted a new attitude to the mini-masses, affirming for them ever so meticulously that any protest is a good protest, even if it's pre-paid by special interests, violent, stupid, misguided or just fun because instantaneous electronic messaging can gather the worst, trashy elements of society at a moment's notice. Even better, accommodating TV "news" media attend faithfully to lend authenticity via sound bites and animated scenes reminiscent of activity at a lunatic asylum. Yes, this is Obama's America -- apparently an America he has no intention of allowing Donald Trump to fundamentally un-transform, as Obama's silhouette has re-emerged to attempt rule from the sidelines. To stay in the game. Obama, the one man most responsible for the destruction of what remains of a tattered Democrat Party. Between Obama and a new DNC accumulation who says she'll seemingly not listen to people of white (formerly known as white people), we expect a Democrat survival circus like no other as time goes on, because all the DNC have "left" in the pantry is loud voices, violent supporters, promises to tax and spend, and a magnetic attraction to lunatics and political misfits of no value to any functioning mind.
Yes, eight pathetic years, and all Obama gave his supporters were golf games, vacations, panic over conservative values, ignorance and human detritus in the streets, community organizing for the mini-masses. Uninformed, sign-wielding rabble won't even take time to read (or care about) Trump's immigration order, and surely they're mostly too young to remember the horrors of 9/11 and why there must be sober concern about those to enter the country. But there can seldom be reasoning with the unreasonable.
Quotes: Just a word about the quotations visualized with each of my blog entries. You probably noticed that almost all come from long ago, offered by people dead for years. Some of the folks quoted are familiar to you, while others are long gone and forgotten. Often, even I don't know who they were. However, if they had something worth quoting I'll put it up. Funny how voices from the past make so much more sense than contemporary "gee whiz" celebrities. My sources, by the way, usually constitute any of a number of books featuring interesting quotes. Surely, these oldies frequently have more to say than I do (thus today's visual poking fun at myself -- I, who really longed, unsuccessfully, to never take anything seriously again after working the military medical shift for four years). Hint: Even the worst visual can save a lackluster blog entry. Hmm -- maybe that's why you keep returning?
The refugee ban: I'm sick to death of all the bitching about use of the word, "ban." So call it a ban! Anything to give the phony street trash protestors and university faculty communists something to chew on while they wait either for their (the former) welfare checks or (the second) books of revelations from Chairman Mao.
Senator Charles Schumer surrounds himself with refugee children and cries for the cameras. Come to think of it, I need add nothing more to this paragraph. Nothing new here -- though I wonder if he cried big tears when American heads were being disarticulated via knife by ISIS geniuses, or when The Wrong People admitted to this country thanks to his Democrat Party went on killing sprees.
A new study warns that anxiety and depression among college students is rampant. Surprised? These young folk spent eight years raised on total and utter "educational" bullcrap in schools lorded over by progressive brain manipulators. By the time "higher education" ruled by this bunch finishes off young brain tissue, frightening and twisting developing thought processes into something alien, producing "snowflakes" ill-equipped to think beyond their own hair follicles as even the basic challenges of life arise, what do we expect to happen? No wonder they medicate themselves into insensitivity (and this can easily be accomplished with over-the-counter drugs provided by pushers known professionally as pharmaceutical companies). Good grief, I want to shoot up just writing this paragraph. . .
Boy Scouts transgender themselves: Gays in the military, yes. Transgendered folk in the military or the scouts? Uhhhhhhh. . .sorry, there are just so many psychological issues, the suicidal urges and profound depression high among them. I think the world is filled with far more psychiatrists, psychologists and other "mental health" workers crazier than bedbugs than with people in need of transgendered self-image alteration via surgery. I guess for some surgeons it helps assure a good living, but in most cases the best course may involve abandoning the urge to pick up the ol' scalpel and instead get a deep understanding of the person himself or herself. The overwhelming need for various groups to gain acceptance and somehow be considered "normal" is a real brain-teaser in our already fragmented society. Me, I'd rather start a chapter of "The Transgendered Scouts of America" and avoid the controversy and misbegotten begging for acceptance as "normal." Whatever normal is.
LGBTQIA: What happens when you run out of alphabet?
The "You're fired" former Acting Attorney General and Obama holdover Sally Yates: Have a nice ride, Ms. Yates? By calculation, I'm sure, she worked to enhance her status with the progressives, thereby assuring a firm place in the Democrat Party. The fact that she did it by ignoring a lawful presidential order, however, doesn't say much about her integrity. We trust the lady herself will turn up very soon as hot stuff in waiting for the next Democrat National Convention. The next nominee for female president in the Democrat universe? Need to get Queen Hil's permission?
Epidemics: It's scary enough that illegal aliens are bringing in mumps and a host of other diseases once diminished or conquered in the USA (it's rather obvious), but I've become painfully aware of the epidemic which never ends -- TV reporters at both local and national levels who use the term, "completely destroyed" when referencing a house fire, car wreck or any number of events. Baby, if something is destroyed, the damage is already complete. Enhancement only wastes words and portrays the source as a joke to their own profession. Is one completely finished once a task is done? Is one completely exhausted when tired after a day of work? Is a marriage completely over once divorce papers are signed? Am I completely terminating this theme now?
Naples, Italy: There seems to be a rather heated concern about a big ol' volcano in the vicinity possessing the ability to kill millions and throw the world into economic chaos, should it blow as it did way, way back. It has been known to dwarf the effects of Vesuvius, the volcano which killed an entire town (including Pliny the Elder) in 79 A.D. and last erupted with less rage in 1944. Should an eruption devastate Italy once again, will the United Nations arrive on the scene to arrest and fine the volcano for environmental indiscretions? Toxins emitted by an active volcano make coal-fired energy plant emissions look like child's play.
The organization, Act for America sent me some information regarding its function, which I already knew about. Founder and president Brigitte Gabriel, interviewed often on various radio and TV shows, heads up this important watchdog group intent upon putting an end to radical Islam's horrors, and flushing its influence out of the USA and other countries where invade-and-conquer constitute its irrevocable plans. You may check the organization out at: actforamerica.org
Black History Month: Okay, but why still? If schools were doing their job -- and we hope that changes soon -- history classes would educate regarding such matters, and it wouldn't take a month to do it. Me, I'm intent upon spending the next 28 days screaming at the TV because it's really time to move on.