Monday, March 27, 2017
Bits and Pieces for March 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.