Friday, October 19, 2018

Diseased Rats & Diseased People Are Equal Opportunity Killers

Strange, isn't it, how some people and a certain political party romantically infatuated with the concept of open borders are more than willing to accept what hurts or even kills us?  The thing is, there's a common sense issue out there which answers its own questions, but the agenda-ridden continue to ignore or defy the darkest of implications.

The Obama bunch seemed to care little when what we thought were previously vanquished or at last rare diseases such as tuberculosis returned in parts of the country unabated. Eventually -- seemingly concurrent with illegal aliens crossing the borders without consequences, thus increasing their numbers -- instances of the polio-like acute flaccid myelitis began popping up sporadically, apparently under random circumstances.

Now it's 2018. We don't believe a genius aptitude is required to place the blame for both the flare-up in previously rare AFM cases and the increase in measles and other illnesses on the unyielding progression of un-vaccinated illegal aliens -- many of whom were dispatched all around the country by the Obama administration, often under secret conditions keeping many U.S. citizens in the dark.  A recent Yale study discovered what many already suspected -- that illegal alien populations are "significantly" larger than previously thought.

It is of interest that Dr. Michael Savage, an authority in these matters of viruses and bacteria, discussed on his radio program that the basic elements for acute flaccid myelitis actually emerged from Honduras originally -- and guess who's on the way to the United States in a new caravan of 4,000-plus people as we write this?  Those speeding this way from Honduras, Guatemala and parts unknown won't just be bringing themselves.  They'll be accompanied by yet another renegade disease zoo, organisms which can only survive by finding their way from human host to human host:  You and your kids, essentially.  That children have been the primary victims of AFM, serious enough to have caused at least one death so far, and the fact that the CDC and every other government health watchdog agency has been negligent IN EVEN SUGGESTING that criminal border crossings are hardly irrelevant to disease processes is an outrage.  Trump's negotiation s with Mexico to stop the invasion and threats to send the U.S. military southward are at least some step in the right direction.

Which is to say, in addition, exotic diseases aren't being introduced into our homes or schools by something the cat dragged in from the field outside.  If we prefer instead to ponder whether these "mystery" illnesses are brought in by diseased rats, we might be closer to the truth.  Those who persist in telling us that people are just people, wherever they are from, are full of crap.  Consider the potential horrors of a little dose of Ebola to prove otherwise, as it became fashionable during the last administration to admit any and all of the world's truly unwashed with nary a thought about the country's vulnerable people and culture.  We don't believe Donald Trump will echo Obama this time 'round.  Survival in many forms will depend upon his actions regarding border criminals.

Or maybe we deserve what we get.  We still think there's a lot to sort out about climate change and its causes, but one dilemma we can't escape as we gaze upon its effects full-on is the disappearance of animals and plants across the planet.  Science appears to agree that during Earth's four billion year existence five mass extinctions of both have occurred, and as we currently experience what seems likely to be the sixth some 80 percent of plants and animals are believed to have gone extinct due to human civilization.  The brutality and destructive totality of which we are capable and expert is quickly taking away nature's wonders and our necessities.  Or as the late radio commentator Paul Harvey used to ask, have we outsmarted ourselves?

This reminds us of an Associated Press article from September concerned with the possibly significant and enigmatic reduction of insects around the world -- that is, beneficial insects, such as butterflies.  Not so much mosquitoes, cockroaches and the others we don't especially appreciate; they're doing great, apparently.

Whose news?  With all the current worries about censorship of news and opinions, nobody should ignore a September speech (see PJ Media, 9/25/18) in Vienna by European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova, who warned in no ambiguous terms that media "regulation" may be required in the future to combat inequities and "exclusions" as determined by politicians and media members themselves.  Needless to say, this would truly be the end of journalism.

And Twitter helps the censors:  Twitter's brain power has decided that the term, illegal alien is "hate speech." Does anybody really need to ask us why we have never used and will never use Twitter or Facebook?  We never anticipated that our military years assisting the nation would count toward fostering and protecting fascism, otherwise known as politically correct speech.

Speaking of news management, we howled over a Breitbart report (9/18/18) pointing out that Google plans to strictly monitor air pollution in the United States with special equipment -- yet, integral to its cozy relationship with China Google will allegedly replace accurate pollution data on its new censored Chinese search engine with statistics whipped up by the Chinese government.  We wonder how long it will take before Google receives the same administrative ass-kicking that Facebook's inner sanctum currently reportedly wants to give its boy Zuckerberg regarding multiple f'-ups?

Defense News (on or about 9/7/18) reported that a Chinese company (once blacklisted by a world bank) desires to build an airport in Greenland -- much too close to an American Air Force base.  Fortunately, Denmark has the final say regarding this business venture, as many wonder whether this could be something far more disturbing, and we hope the final answer is no.  The Chinese government already demonstrates an intensive crack-down on its people with places which aren't anything different than concentration camps, and surely they will do anything to spread their influence.  Just say no.

Whatever happened to Fukushima?  Looks as though the Japanese government plans to release radioactively-contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean (The Telegraph, 10/16/18) because they've run out of room to store 1.09 million tons of water confined to 900 tanks.  Protesting claims by the government that the process will be safe, environmentalists and others calculating the dangers among many and varied kinds of radioactive particles are solidly against any such maneuver. Pacific fish and other native aquatic creatures would undoubtedly stand in agreement.

Houston decided a few days ago not to allow a robot sex brothel in the city.  What's the big deal?  We're sure the robots are perfectly capable of lighting cigarettes following completion of the same robotic motions one might find in a normal brothel, followed by a superb elocution of the words, "Was it good for you, too?"

Experiencing the worst cyber attacks ever is trouble enough for the U.S., but we hope Congress will finally pony up the money to ward off an electromagnetic incident caused by an enemy or via solar activity.  The expense is relatively insignificant, considering the money badly spent on foolish options every day..

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

How Does One Say "Oops" in Arabic?

So, the death of the Saudi who wrote for the Washington Post was an "accident" as a result of interrogation?  And everybody involved just happened to have an array of suitcases to stuff body parts into just in case questioning went sour?

Of course, we're now learning that torture, suffering and murder were the high points of his "mysterious" disappearance.  Nobody deserves that.  The story yet evolves.

Our primary question of the moment is:  If you're a Saudi subject who calls himself a journalist because he writes a column for the Washington Post, but it also turns out you're one hell of a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and perhaps other questionable ventures, where does plain old murder and justice merge among brutal Middle East regimes striving for power and obliteration of dissension?

The more we learn about this, um, esteemed WaPo "journalist," the more questions we have about the darker side of the dark side.  Natch', the mainstream media won't dwell on anything much beyond the "murdered journalist" aspect.

We don't condone homicide, but nor should this situation put Donald Trump in the political cross hairs of the now-insane Democrat Party and its media accomplices, all desperately looking for a way to throw him out of office.  With so much at stake economically for the U.S. and other countries, as we depend upon the Saudis both for military purchases and (not to be overlooked) the Kingdom's dogged determination to destroy factions of Islam which both the U.S. and the Saudis and other Arab states consider enemies, this is a very muddled situation without an easy diplomatic solution.  One way or another, the best of the worst will have to be made out of this human train wreck.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Inferior Glitter Reflects No Sparkle

My agonizing tune-in to Saturday Night Live, a walking-dead NBC-TV corpse whose funny bone pretty much rotted away years ago, directed me to the "news" segment, often held together with the equivalent of juvenile fart jokes instead of the biting satire once proudly displayed.

I knew that Kanye West had been censored the previous week for his pro-Trump statements, so how much of a surprise could it have been when so-called funnyman Pete Davidson (Or is that Davison?  I can't be bothered to it.) broke into a rant about Kanye's mental state?  Pete D. can be humorous, but as time goes on and he, like so many others in the entertainment industry, becomes part of the very establishment they bitch about, his horse-faced routine chastising a Trump supporter doesn't fly very far among brains broken free of ever more crazy leftist indoctrination.  But, oh, oh, oh, they will enjoy TV rating scores among the rest.

However, there's something else I learned from watching SNL last weekend:  The Democrats are scared to death.  The "blue wave" may well become instead a black-and-blue wave, and the left can no longer easily hoodwink a large willing audience with smoke and mirrors.  Not enough Hollywood glitter to sprinkle about.  No sparkle in the campaign literature.  Ouch.

As days passed, the testimony of Professor Christine Ford began to sink into one's memory banks as convincingly as far more illustrious platitudes mouthed by the once-famous comedian, "Professor" Irwin Corey, he of late night talk show visits, attired in sneakers and essentially making so sense at all despite vigorous questioning put up against his rambling dialogue.

With the confirmation of everybody's favorite alleged rapist-sans-evidence Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, it's only a matter of time before another SC Justice either retires or "buys the farm" while sitting in the can some night.  In fact, it's not unlikely that the Court will swing so far to the right in the next couple of years that leftists may well experience spontaneous human combustion every time one of their perpetually stupid pieces of legislation gets overturned.

We neither support nor suggest the thought that scare-stick Roe vs. Wade be overturned (though a little more attention to birth control prior to those romantic moments would be a really, really good idea), but mobs of zombies solicited by the left see only a dark opportunity to sink their teeth into anything ensnaring power for the radical element.

By some unknown process or miracle, the GOP actually grew gonads to achieve a goal and overcome the chronic obstructionists this time around.  That Senators Lindsey Graham, Susan Collins and others found the strength to emerge from the cobwebbed catacombs of chronic Republican petrification to fight and win boggles the mind, perhaps enough to make even George Soros shudder.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Elevator Shaft

Despite the wisdom or lack thereof in regard to Senator Jeff Flake's gumming up of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process, it's curious that female activists were able to approach Flake in an elevator within an area one would expect was crawling with security.  What if a weapon had been produced?  Was the elevator incident a planned exercise in #MeToo overkill?

We find it perfectly reasonable for U.S. Senate elevator doors to be equipped with heavy spring-loaded boxing gloves, so the next time a member of Congress is similarly mentally sucker-punched by rogue activists exuding the faint scent of Aroma de Soros, a certain defensive maneuver can be accomplished immediately.  At some point, social justice advocates begging for a war need to be accommodated, particularly when these loud community organizers get into Flake's or another's face and scream, "Look at me when I'm talking to you!"  Do we advocate hitting women?  No, we merely suggest using spring-loaded boxing gloves to deter in-your-face leftists interrupting one's elevator trip.  As our society sinks deeper into ignorant rudeness, the proud leftist folk don't want gender taken into account anyway.  Nevertheless, the absurd Kavanaugh-divorced drama played out at the elevators may quickly assist #MeToo to unwittingly become a caricature of itself.

So now the progressively enlightened are out for pure social justice:  Beat the man and you beat the system.  This is where truth exits and irrationality is embraced as a society bear trap set to snare any facts which dare get in the way.  Even the Arizona prosecutor brought in by the Republicans to question Dr. Ford has now written a clear but scathing report dismissing the case as ineligible for prosecution.  The story, as delineated by a host of fair critics, is just full of holes.

But we're ever so fortunate that the Democrat Party's U.S. Senate elite are watching this event and making sure every little detail can be twisted to their benefit.  First, we have Corey Booker, accusatory and so wide-eyed during questioning of Kavanaugh that we were afraid some demon might pop out of his head.  And Con-necticut's Blumenthal, making a point to Kavanaugh that one lie makes everything said a lie -- this is the finger-shaking perpetrated by a lying liar who let the country believe for years that he served in Vietnam though he did not?

Then there's constitutional authority Sen. Charles Schumer of New York who commented at some point that no innocence should be presumed for Kavanaugh!  As a society built upon the rock-solid belief that one is innocent until PROVEN guilty, we would suggest that Mr. Schumer go back in time and receive a failing grade for whatever civics class he took in high school.  If any.

Not to forget Sen. Durbin, who provided some hard questioning for Kavanaugh, but we couldn't help recalling his comments in years past about our military personal, referring to them as "Nazis."  Of course, he apologized, but how could he have made a comparison in the first place in his position?

However, our favorite leftist inquisitor of all was that grand old lady of the U.S. Senate, the inglorious she who started this fetid ball of slime rolling after withholding a now infamous letter from her colleagues and investigators until the last minute -- Diane Feinstein.  Yes, she of the recently disclosed report that her chauffeur and probable confidant of 17 years was spying for China.  Truly a potentially dangerous collection of years.   Why is Feinstein even present in D.C. anymore?

Imagine being Kavanaugh, interrogated and commented upon by a rogues' gallery of senators blemished by issues far more intriguing than Brett Kavanaugh's teenage years.  Hypocritical bastards, we say.

In the current atmosphere, here's Kavanaugh's true crime:  He's white, male and Christian, and I'm not the first to say it.  By evolving Democrat standards, that's a terrible combination.  This horrible statement I just made gains traction, however, when one looks at Minnesota's Keith Ellison, for whom evidence has reportedly surfaced indicating that he beat his girlfriend.  Yet, despite a current police investigation of Ellison, number two in the DNC (!), you don't see the Democrats pursuing this monumental event.  Nor has a flood of information hit the leftist news circuit, and why would it, since they hold the cards?  We're sure it doesn't matter that Ellison is both black and a Muslim, of course, and "god" knows, the Dems are desperate to keep such "good" people as the revered Ellison in their party.  Must be he's the future face of the DNC, like that Ocasia-Cortez or whatever her forgettable name is out of NY City (she IS the party's future, per Tom Perez, DNC psychic #1).

Meanwhile, Sen. Jeff Flake just couldn't make up his mind.  First he was going to vote for Kavanaugh and then he wasn't, and it only took a few minutes with Sen. Coons to convince him another week of delay would be imperative.  Was Flake promised something in return?  Will he re-emerge as a Democrat, since he's leaving the Senate and nobody in their right conservative mind wants him back anyway?

Would any of this Senate drama even be happening if the complainant didn't have a Ph.D. in front of her name?  What makes one's degree so special, if it adds up to a confused, error-prone witness who just can't get a story or its point in time right?  If "Dr." Sally Scrumbag showed up at the Kavanaugh hearings at the last minute, would she receive special accommodation because of a diploma?  And what of the latest accuser Swetnick, magically lawyered up by the porn star attorney?  Information regarding her own history of BEING accused of sexual crimes has allegedly surfaced.

Hashtag You must always be believed because you're a woman?  Hmm.  The justice system is all too familiar with nice ladies crying their eyes out over their "loss" who were eventually found to have finished off the old man with antifreeze cocktails.  Not to forget.

So. . .what are the possibilities with Dr. Ford?

1)  She's totally relating the truth as she believes it.

2)  She's nuts.  Oh yes, I've seen professionals in the psych industry who qualify.  Never disregard the old standby regarding people who become psychologists or psychiatrists because, foremost, they're trying to understand themselves.

3)  The Democrats have performed that which has always been their specialty -- creating a victim who had little idea how of much of a victim she was or could be if properly coached in time travel.  Be all that you can be.

4)  The CIA connections in her family and reportedly with herself are involved in some way, and a relative's alleged connection with the infamous Fusion GPS is worth a look.

5)  Etc., etc., choose anything.

In just months we've gone from advise and consent to revise and resent, thanks to the political left.  If they regain House seats in November, watch for more chicanery.

Was there a hero in the Kavanaugh hearings?  Yes, Senator Lindsey Graham and his eloquent make-sense statements.  Lindsey Graham?  Who would have thought?

Congressional hearings aside and on a more hopeful note -- Scientific studies continue to show a decline in human sperm production among clueless men.  We ask, what's it going to be like when men, generally and understandably jealous upon discovering that their spouses have given birth to babies via secret relationships, someday beg their wives and girlfriends to have affairs with still-able males just to produce children for the family?  It can't happen?  Neither could a nuclear disaster.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Exposing Themselves vs. Exposing Himself

If anybody in this Supreme Court nomination quagmire may be assured to have dropped their pants and exposed themselves right before our faces, it's the Democrats.  Before flinging arrows in Brett Kavanaugh's direction, cool minds need to know (1) this is all about open-air revenge by a political party which still will not accept its tremendous loss during the elections, and (2) this bunch is willing to do anything to regain seats in November, including bringing alleged victims of anything remotely sexual before the public, and they will sacrifice "victim" anonymity to make a good show.

Nor does it apparently matter that pretty much all of this hoopla involves both attorneys and "victims" who populate the seething far left Trump-hating sect.

Senator Diane Feinstein, who kept Dr. Ford's letter a secret until virtually the last minute, should have no say in the matter, having already been demonstrated as too stupid or incompetent to realize or care that her chauffeur of 17 years was a Chinese spy.  Feinstein should, in fact, have resigned when this bombshell came out, even though the willing media glossed over THAT story.  Aren't there already enough questions about her personal wealth?

Inquiring minds must surely realize there's a cult of well-organized leftists in key positions dedicated to bringing down our way of life, and if twisting our legal system to their benefit -- as they are currently attempting to do with Kavanaugh -- is the solution, they'll do it.

In the widest sense, none of this has anything to do with what Kavanaugh may or may not have done as a youth or young man.  It's really about sore losers and lobbyists who control Washington, exposing their darker sides and  urinating all over those who believe in Trump's MAGA slogan and all the swamp-draining such a magnificent chore demands.  These folks know all too well that the addition of a Supreme Court justice with the power to overthrow their loony or dangerous objectives must be fought and defeated at almost any cost -- and, wow, just look at the latest absurd clown show.

I believe that Brett Kavanaugh pooped his diaper when he was a baby, and I'll bet the sight and odor were appalling.  I doubt, however, that as an adult he still engages in this activity.  He matured, just as drunken boys and girls at ill-advised high school or college parties eventually grow up and, one hopes, become something better.  Some 35 years ago, something or nothing of significance happened.  Shall one's future be held hostage, particularly when a handful of witnesses either overwhelmingly remember nothing of the allegations or totally dismiss them?  And this is all dumped on the nation at exactly the "right moment" now?

Leftist cackling, however, doesn't focus merely upon the destruction of Kavanaugh and Trump's agenda.  Indeed, it's just another step in a continuing war on men and boys, neither of whom are allowed to exhibit male characteristics in a progressive society.  We think, we hope, especially mothers across the country are beginning to witness the sad effects upon their emotionally emasculated sons.

Which reminds me of my mother's era, when women remained dedicated and strong enough to pitch in and help their brothers, husbands and boyfriends win World War II.  Sadly, we now watch people such as Dr. Ford, whose largest contribution may be to have her name placed proudly in a high school history book, causing even more of what little students are taught about World War II to disappear in order to make space for the triumphant victim, Dr. Ford (side note:  I have become ever so weary of calling anybody who has never accomplished a professional prostate exam "Dr.").

Accusations suddenly dogging Kavanaugh apparently spring from the youth of both himself and those demanding some kind of justice (defined here, we believe, as his departure from SC consideration in leftist-manufactured disgrace).  May I just apologize at this point for the undeniable fact that males and females have a long-ingrained attraction to one another?  I mean, you don't turn it on and off, it's just there, as it has been for the millennia, throughout our transformations into what we are today.  It's called natural, despite attempts by those on the left to deny these basic gender qualities (though perfectly contempt to falsely invent more than two genders in expectation of altering anatomy and physiology texts).

Do I feel compassion for these women coming forward now as if on cue, as if organized by the slimiest members of the Democrat frenzy-whipping department?  Here's what I feel compassion for right now:  Dead U.S. military personnel and their families.  If only the extraordinarily sacrificing departed could have known what they would miss, watching their country being hammered and torn asunder through wholesale, orchestrated victimization by people whose personal standards would cause an insect to blush.

Meanwhile, male-hating as some radical factions of the left are, they obviously don't mind running handsome, well-attired male model sorts for political office (in Texas, for example), because they learned long ago that a pretty face wins votes from clueless Democrat voters who can't be bothered to explore anything beyond the smile and the skin tone.

I've a visual I would love to put up during this  month's national rage of hysteria, but in the current climate one complaint would probably get me censored or removed from Blogger (Google, yes Google).  At a USAF hospital where I served decades ago, radiology techs produced a fake x-ray allegedly showing a fractured penis.  Of course, the organ is of cartilage, not bone, and what the techs did was to take a plaster of Paris model of a penis, place a broken chicken bone behind it, and voila!  Fractured penis x-ray to go.  And it did go, all over, popular as it was, and I still have the x-ray as a souvenir.  Maybe I'll put it up someday, like when an earth-killing asteroid is about to hit, thus rendering me immune from censorship and banning from the, um, open and free Internet.  Which reminds me:  Hi China, hi Google, so how's you censorship folks getting along today?

Monday, September 17, 2018

Toxic Masculinity and Other Poisons

University campuses and the usual leftist hangouts are in flames about this subject not so affectionately called toxic masculinity.  I may not quite have a handle on what that is, but near as I can figure it's the sort of thing demonstrated by the generally pampered Serena Williams on a tennis court a couple of weeks ago (who's the sexist?).  If your rant causes your 20 year old -- winning -- female opponent to break down in tears, isn't that toxic masculinity, as defined by various leftists?  And when the female president of the USA Tennis Association (or whatever it's hallowed title may be) kinda goes along with the game's loser, making the winning opponent even more uncomfortable, isn't that toxic masculinity? 

By the time colleges and universities finish emasculating boys and men and making them feel second class or worthless in comparison with anybody who possesses female attributes, most of those, of course, attached to women, grave damage will have been done.

If "toxic" references males who abuse women physically or emotionally -- something, by the way, which many women are also entirely capable of doing to men -- that's one thing.  Does Keith Ellison's alleged brutality toward women qualify as toxic?  Obviously not, for the Democrats continue to embrace him.

But we know better.  To a number of these frustrated, self-hating whiners, all males are toxic, and ridding the world of almost everything human with a penis is Crazytown goal number one.

So let's delve into social toxicity a bit.

Toxic Masculinity:  First, when there's a war, I WANT toxic masculinity.  Yes, bold, powerful, smart and calculating men with big muscles who are willing to harm. shoot at, kill and destroy anything that smells like an enemy on the battlefield, we need 'em by the hundreds of thousands.  Anybody who thinks we're going to find such heroes in a women's studies classroom partially populated by gender-oppressed young men frightened by even the hint of an opinion contrary to their own "wussified" thought patterns is wasting their time.

Toxic Academia:  When so-called institutions of higher learning encourage and take advantage of students with empty heads to fill their squirming minds with hatred of the right, gender obfuscation and refusing even to allow conservative points of view to be brought up or discussed, that ain't college.  "Snowflakes" may appear cute in their self-centered emotional vacancy and lack of critical thinking skills, but even snowflakes melt quickly when exposed to the heat of the day -- or the heat of an argument.  These are the gifts a disturbing segment of academia is sending our way -- and the future of America hangs in the balance.

Toxic Journalism:  It's the agenda.  It's the news, too, at least some news, but by far it's the agenda first.  After all, without toxic journalism, who's going to tell us about the horrors of toxic masculinity on campus?  Who's going to make twists and turns with the academic world to make a college education appear beyond reproach?

Toxic Government:  When a sitting senator whose private and public thoughts and intelligence information were consumed to an unknown degree for some 17 years by a Chinese communist spy who was literally "driving Miss Diane" all over the place, and she had not a clue -- that's creepy enough.  But then to observe fellow Democrats not giving a damn, even as she mysteriously comes forth with "new" allegedly damaging information about Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh at the last minute (and this whole thing stinks of deep leftist inventive intrigue from top to bottom, as we wonder how much of #metoo consists of pod people) -- what more needs to be said?

Toxic Credit Cards?  What's up with Mastercard, allegedly making corporate decisions disallowing some companies manufacturing or selling firearms to use their credit card services?  Is this The Curse of David Hogg exemplified?  We predict, pardon the term, a huge backfire upon those who attempt to circumvent the Second Amendment, despite all the clever little ways used to do so, whether tampering with individual bullet identification or with sales of weapons themselves.  And don't think that the next major successor to mere 3-D printer technology -- gun and ammo production technology -- isn't waiting in the wings. 

Illegal aliens:  A perfectly good and logical term, so why do so many government officials at all levels have such a problem using these words, simultaneously and almost magically forgetting the words in the oaths of office they spoke so solemnly?  And we also wonder just how some of those unexplained fires in California began -- perhaps at the hands of border criminals ineligible for the American dream?  Would we ever know, even if information came about?

Incidentally, why didn't the TV networks make more of the now established fact that a lot of illegal kids held in the U.S. are here because their parents sent them and do not want them returned, assuming their lives will be better here?  Sounds innocent enough, but there's a lot of baggage attached to this ongoing tragedy seemingly without end.  "Immigration attorneys" need to be arrested in some cases, as they strive to shred U.S. laws badly, badly in need of brutal enforcement.

Miss America received exceptionally low TV ratings -- and why shouldn't this dinosaur go down in flames?  Besides, you know it's only a matter of time before viewers won't even know whether they're watching "real" women or the result of a surgeon's handiwork.  At the very least, transvestites will go to court to allow participation, and then it's only a matter of time before. . .

Google goes to China -- and plays the commie Internet censorship game as China also introduces, um, individualized people trackers, leaving no brain or skull untouched.  Thanks Google -- now, what do you have planned for America, once our domestic leftist friends eventually seize power through lies and betrayal?

Oh, and Obama returns to the political scene, outrageously taking credit for an economy he had no positive bearing upon whatsoever.  We understand that  measles have made a bit of a comeback, too, but they aren't claiming to be anything more than measles.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Those Times, They Were Electric

Flying Saucers From Beyond the Earth:  A UFO Researcher's Odyssey, by Gordon Lore.

Published by BearManor Media, October 1 release date; available through, Amazon, Barnes & Noble or the author himself (for autographed copies, contact the author directly at or phone him at 661-255-7155; his web site is Listed at $39.95, postage extra.

For 15 years during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s, Gordon Lore waded hip-deep through the UFO controversy, serving both as an intimately involved official of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), then the USA's foremost Washington, D.C. UFO lobbying organization, and as a dedicated UFO researcher and writer who had already turned out a couple of major publications by the end of the sixties (co-author of Mysteries of the Skies:  UFOs in Perspective, and writer of Strange Effects from UFOs, the latter a NICAP release). 

I was an inveterate NICAP member before and during Gordon Lore's years with the organization, though at some point I undertook an Air Force enlistment and lost touch with so much, but nevertheless continued to follow and occasionally contribute in a small way to his work later on, when he published an outstanding periodical for a few years entitled the UFO Research Newsletter.  Word has it, by the way, thankfully, that scans of the periodical may soon be available online, thanks to the work of some dedicated UFO researchers who know historical gold when they see it.

As I mentioned a few days ago, I no longer review UFO-related books, but this one will be of such important historical significance -- recalling an era when incredible international UFO incidents, reported with bold newspaper and magazine headlines, were topped off with congressional hearings and government actions, told plainly by an insider who was there for it all -- that it must be required reading for anybody seriously interested in the historical and social progression of the UFO phenomenon.

And now a disclaimer:  I have not yet seen the book.  The author, whom I only reconnected with a few days ago, and haven't been in contact with since cessation of his UFO Research Newsletter in the seventies, tells me that I am mentioned in the book regarding my own inquiry into various UFO reports.  As a blogger, this puts me in a rather awkward position, because if I rave about the book the reader might interpret my praise as a payoff. 

That said, and ignoring inclusion of my name, whatever it concerns, I can assure the reader that I would recommend Gordon Lore's book under any circumstances because he WAS a member of the inner sanctum of private UFO research in the 60s-70s era, golden all the more due to his link with NICAP.

Knowing what I remember of his work and concern for documentation, and his relationship with UFO notables such as the late Dr. James McDonald and Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe, I harbor every confidence that Lore will hold readers spellbound with revelations from the past -- hopefully including tidbits about alleged  covert CIA connections to NICAP in its heyday, when we members on the outside had not a clue that government operative(s) actively worked to observe and perhaps influence NICAP using its most intimate functions.

Perhaps the most compelling thing about NICAP in its later years is the effect the emergence of UFO abduction cases -- specifically, at first, the Barney and Betty Hill incident -- forced upon the organization.  Content for most of its early years to fight presumed Air Force UFO information censorship over evidence and eyewitness reports pointing to intelligently controlled craft of an extraterrestrial origin, NICAP had to swallow hard and reconsider what, to that point, had involved silly "contactee" stories essentially of earthling-spaceman encounters with denizens of Venus, Mars, etc. Suddenly, officials weren't dealing simply with the possibility of somebody else's spacecraft in the skies.  Now there were jaw-dropping accounts of UFO occupants interacting with humans on the ground, something other UFO organizations had dealt with regularly, but that the generally conservative NICAP had been loath to consider. As a slow succession of "quality" UFO abduction events came to light, however, NICAP officials began featuring details in its membership periodical, the UFO Investigator.  I expect Lore will explore this aspect but, again, I have not seen the book.

My readers already know about the link I posted here years ago (see the link list) to, the official site showcasing the defunct NICAP's history.  Gordon Lore's personal disclosures will complement the site nicely, and from what I've already seen of pre-publication reviews by prominent figures in the UFO research and publishing fields, this book should be a winner belonging in every library of worthy UFO books.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Never Forget What Some Don't Want Remembered


As insect after insect was led out of the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh, I wondered, what happened to Americans with brains who used to attend these things accompanied by some modicum of respect as they protested?  The current bunch, rude, imbued with violent tendencies, way beyond any ability to reason and probably incapable of changing their own underwear more than once every two weeks are just nasty.

And it becomes increasingly clear that this is the human detritus coming out of the colleges and universities, their minds rattled by professors paid handsomely for teaching nothing but hatred for the United States.  We're not referencing instructors who actually teach students valuable subjects such as the ability to have successful careers and do good things for the world.  Nope, our beam shines upon the usually tenured professorial rats and snakes who reflect hostility and pure contempt for a government whose end is their ultimate goal.  We wish we could send a giant mongoose into these institutions to pounce upon and drag away those who do young minds incalculable damage in settings which were originally intended to be places of free thought and debate, rather than thought gulags lorded over by monsters who demand student papers and assignments accomplished in total agreement with their personal hate poison.  Administrators are no less guilty, for they generally support such standards so as not to rock the public image, university board or trustee boat.  The creation of waves on a calm sea hiding much of concern and controversy below the surface is an obligation often ignored -- as we have recently seen in various collegiate scandals.

There are instances, however, when college administrators do become as energized as scorpions on the attack.  Too bad the reason frequently involves invoking censorship on campus.  No boat-rocking, you see.

The Washington Examiner of August 30 features an article by Lauren Cooley, who focuses upon administrators at Ripon College in Wisconsin (I would have insisted upon Rip One College, had I been an extraordinarily wealthy benefactor, but alas. . .).  They, in their mind-numbing brilliance, ordered that a memorial to the 9/11 horror may not take place on campus because -- get ready for it -- such a display might offend Muslim students.
Fearing that posting flyers provided by Young America's Foundation, which produces this patriotic initiative every year for campuses all over the country, would create an "environment" where "students from a Muslim background would feel singled out and/or harassed” the Big NO was sent out far and wide by authorities selectively oblivious to First Amendment rights.

Unfortunately, we don't know how to avoid pissing off certain members of a religion whose radical practitioners feel it their duty and obligation to kill those who are either not affiliated with their beliefs or aren't Muslim enough to suit them.  Islam's very book of faith is inundated with calls for violence and death, is it not?  The true test in America ends like this:  Islam is unequivocally incompatible with the United States Constitution, and those who live here are free to either endure the criticism, leave the country or perhaps shed their religion -- desperately in need of a modern reformation -- for another.

Today, we're posting the flyer distributed by Young America's Foundation because (1) it's a great memorial for 9/11 and (2) we can.  So far.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Microwaving in Cuba

I HAVE SOME SPLAININ' TO DO:   First, in reference to my entry regarding Calvin Parker's new book about the alleged UFO abduction he shared with the late Charles Hickson, I was asked why I am so enamored with the fact that there were apparently witnesses -- when the Travis Walton case also included numerous witnesses who claimed to be even closer to a strange abduction event.

Of course I'm familiar with the Walton incident, but what I should have emphasized in the Hickson-Parker event is the highway stranger aspect -- while Walton and his witnessing crew all knew one another, those seeming to observe a weird aircraft gliding over Hickson and Parker's location did not know the fishermen personally, and to me that's a definite bonus for the credibility scoreboard.  Also, while the Walton case, at least initially, floated an inconsistency here and there, I think the usual suspects -- oops, I mean skeptics -- and proud debunkers were all too "gung ho" to urinate all over the Pascagoula issue from the start (last I checked, you can read their unbecoming foolishness and rant in Wikipedia).

Second, I'm asked why I would degrade myself by using the term, crackpot, in relation to my status and age.  Why not?  I'm merely saving barking detractors the trouble of coming up with their preferred terminology for those of us who do what we do or did what we did in the UFO research realm.  I believe I've mentioned before how there were times when I used to sign correspondence with my name, and then underneath I would add, Prominent Local Crackpot and Noted Public Alarmist.  Looks crude, I know, but it leaves the "other side" with nothing to say.  Self-deprecation isn't always what it appears.

Cooking brains in Cuba:  Government officials seem to be doubling down on fears that mysteriously generated microwave energy is the culprit for brain damage among U.S. diplomats in Cuba and perhaps elsewhere.  Obviously, this would extinguish my thoughts that perhaps ultrasound or some form of sound might be involved.

When I developed a theory during my Air Force years in physical therapy clinics suggesting that ultrasound may have a bearing on physical effects experienced by people encountering UFOs, I was also treating patients with both microwave and shortwave diathermy.  I considered microwave's possibilities at the time, but it was ultrasound and its physiologic potential that intrigued me right up front.  Whether I picked a "losing horse" in the debate between microwaves and sound relating to UFOs is still an open question, in my opinion.

As I may have mentioned here or in my recently-departed Air Force blog, it wasn't uncommon for patients receiving low-dose microwave treatments to complain that the machine must not be working because they couldn't "feel anything" or any heat.  To settle their minds, I would simply pull out a small fluorescent bulb from a waiting drawer and hold it near the device, and the energy field surrounding the machine would light up the bulb brilliantly -- either satisfying or (on rare occasion) putting the fear of God into my patients.  Dunno  -- maybe diplomats should travel with small fluorescent bulbs?

(By the way, a little history:  In the late Vietnam-engulfed sixties, when the Air Force finally began training enlisted physical therapy specialists in actual classrooms with appropriate anatomy & physiology manuals and crucial hands-on experience, ours was considered a critical field because the small staff of instructors only trained -- at the most, under rare circumstances -- about 30 personnel a year, to be dispersed among Air Force hospitals and clinics everywhere.)

The point here is, that's why microwave energy in these instances can be so, what's the word -- sneaky?  Nefarious?  One may not know they are being overdosed until confirmation of an assumed MW tragedy, now reported in chilling detail.

But what global player goes on the attack against Americans with microwave energy?  We can think of a few nations.

The father of the slain Molly Tibbetts is enraged that political parties are using his daughter's murder to push an agenda regarding illegal aliens.  While we offer Ms. Tibbett's family our sympathies, it can hardly be argued that the dirt-bag criminal border invader issue does not apply here as this homicide is added to a growing list.  We wish not to overrule a family's grief, but concentrating upon and holding this latest incident high offers the only way to attack a continuing outrage of serious crime perpetrated by border-defiant cockroaches.

Democratic socialists (or is that socialist Democrats?) on the march:  Wow.  I hope these monumentally vicious and dangerous interconnected cells blow their radical views to hell when elections conclude in November.  There is no place for them in a democratic republic which is in no way the "democracy" they portend.

Any rational mind able to extract itself from the lies and far left agenda of TV news programs must realize with fear and loathing how President Trump's attackers of a single mind have circled the White House wagons, ready and willing to destroy his administration and, so far, his very well-initiated agenda -- the very reason for which he was elected fair and square.  Impeachment of Trump would be ridiculous, but expecting Democrats to seriously investigate Obama, Hillary Clinton, Holder and the gang is a pure fantasy. 

Does anybody care about the extent of damages done to the U.S. internally during Obama's eight years of intentionally weakening this country's defense structure?  The Chinese, Russians and Iranian loonies certainly did, and they took extreme advantage of Obama's global hospitality, probably stunned by their absurd fortune of time to advance, to build, to weaponize in ways we could scarcely imagine.  Obama, hero to the left.  It's all we need to know.

John McCain's funeral:  Whew!  Where was all of that Christian love and forgiveness, Meghan McCain?  I spoke at family funerals, too, but don't recall using those occasions to slam others.  Had roles been reversed and it were Trump lying in a coffin, would the senator have bothered to show up?  Maybe.  Probably.  But, after all, John McCain specifically excluded Trump (and Sarah Palin!!!!) from the guest list, so I guess it was easy to throw in little barbs in the President's absence which looked great on leftist TV.  Too bad that members of Trump's family who faithfully did attend the funeral had to be exposed to Ms. McCain's attitude -- doubtless, perhaps, written into the script with the full cooperation and encouragement of her father at some point.  A sad occasion all around, and we don't mind saying that a little more decorum and restraint at the podium  would have been helpful to serve the memory of so many thousands who suffered and died by way of Vietnam.

New York's megalomaniac governor Andrew Cuomo can't seem to keep his nose out of Puerto Rico (which provides transplanted Democrat voters, you know, not a mystery), and now he plans to sue Trump on PR's behalf.  We wish somebody would sue Cuomo over the condition of New York state, portions of which continue to lose population and collapse into disrepair due to low or no employment.  Yes, of course, Cuomo will be re-elected by the incredibly uninformed who remain and retain just enough brain tissue to cast a vote, and the same old will became new same old again in a territory long ago subdued by radical Democrats.

This month's most disturbing political hack in America:  We suggest Arizona Democrat Rep. Ruben Gallego, obviously trying to put a notch in his political gun by threatening I.C.E. agents with eventual prison if they follow President Trump's orders regarding throwing certain persons out of the country.  What kind of a congressional representative is this fool?  Clever how they all take oaths of office and then screw with everything they promised, a little flaw they probably picked up from the execrable political habitus of Obama.

Aretha Franklin's funeral, on the other hand, was fortunate to feature as one speaker the Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., who laid it on the bitter line about violence among young black people in the country.  Trouble is, such truth is seldom welcome in any setting, and Mr. Jasper has been condemned from far and wide among the same black "leadership" which has kept black communities helpless, impoverished and violent for years.

Oh, which reminds me -- goodbye Rahm Emanuel.  Chicago will miss their mayor, whose accomplishments are. . .um. . .well, he IS a good friend of Obama, I guess that counts for something.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Monkey This Up, Monkey This Down, But Monkey It

Now monkeys?  Just when I was actually understanding why radio stations seldom, if ever, play Ray Stevens' song, Ahab the Arab, along comes this from Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis, who threw the words, "monkey this up" into a speech and ticked off swarms of those who were born specifically to be ticked off, apparently having no other reason to live.  So what, I should get the scissors and excise monkey from my Webster's Dictionary?  Nobody raised such concern when the Internet was running cartoons of George W. Bush as an ape, you may recall.

The game, the game, the game -- thanks, digital megalosaurus:  One 24 year old sorry loser and homicidal/suicidal psycho stacked up against a whole world of young people whose brains have literally been moth-eaten by a constant computer screen-fed "revolution" just doesn't seem like much when one acts like an adult and gazes upon the whole idiotic world of pixels, ones and zeros.  Further evidence of how computers have made and will make our human lives more complicated, mentally unbalanced and, as a society, useless.  The late Mr. Katz, for all the information coming to light painting him as a brain wreck from the get-go, was apparently as rabidly dedicated to trading away his experiences in the real world for the land of pure fantasy as other "new normal" gamers -- except he finally swept away what remained of an ability to reason and made a terrible choice, momentarily bringing the presumed competition into his world for the kill.  Game over.

As a Vietnam Era veteran, I honor Senator John McCain for his service and remain in awe of the trauma and sacrifice he experienced as an American Navy combat pilot turned prisoner of war.  His politics were often another matter for me, but that's the thing about being an American like McCain, one person can become far more than merely one person.

NY Senator Charles Schumer's move to try and rename the Sen. Richard Russell building in Washington, D.C. after McCain reminded me immediately of Russell's semi-famous encounter with a UFO during a plane flight, reported back in the fifties by aviation writer Tom Towers, who played the role of Al Chop in the movie, "U.F.O." The Russell article can be found online, and Towers' ultra-brief movie career may, of course, be located in my "U.F.O." movie blog (see link list).

Long as we're throwing out senators' names, why is Diane Feinstein getting off scot-free after revelations surfaced about her long-time Chinese chauffeur / spy/ spy /spy?  This woman serves on the senate intelligence committee?  Ha, some intelligence from this one.  I know I have a few readers in China -- probably every one a government operative -- and I have to say, congrats, brilliantly played!  If only your Chinese communist masters weren't so dangerous to the world, my country and people seeking freedom everywhere, maybe I could manage a little applause.  But I can't.  World domination just isn't my thing.

Wha. . .?  So allegedly Chinese operatives were allegedly tracking Queen Hillary in alleged real time as she allegedly typed out messages on her allegedly infamous home computer keyboard, whilst simultaneously receiving e-mails from others, also under alleged real-time scrutiny?  Oh my, this will not make the mainstream press, if accurate.

Glyphosate for the masses:  It's not just computer screen or gaming hypnosis attacking children's health.  Updated research (with the assistance of some hefty lawsuits) has determined that high amounts of glyphosate, the controversial herbicide in the product, Roundup has been discovered in a disturbing number of cereals and granola bars, and this includes what some folks believed were the safest oat product brands in the world.  Yes, Quaker is among them.  All of this can be quantified in online news articles.  Here you go kids, have a nice bowl of poisoned grains and it's off to school with ya. . .

"Democratic socialism" seem to be quite popular among young people who have no clue about socialism's horrors.  Members of the far left are doing a fair job sugar-coating their words, but fortunately morons such as a congressional candidate from NY City are exposing themselves every time they speak.  One just needs to listen to words unspoken.

What's that new mysterious Russian satellite orbiting Earth?  Nobody seems to know, at least not publicly.  We suspect in our ignorance that "satellite killers" are becoming all the rage in space among the usual perpetrators of evil, and we trust that the U.S. will counter these maneuvers -- if only we can stop leaks from military agencies and vendors.

Meanwhile, U.S. intelligence officials have ramped up concerns over cyber warfare, warning of dangers focused upon our delicate national infrastructure. 

Combine that with the emergence of "superbugs," pretty much immune to a bevy of antibiotics, and one just wants to ask, what's next?

Monday, August 27, 2018

Back Soon, Don't Panic

So many things consumed my valuable (joke word) time this weekend that writing a blog entry became impossible.  I'll be back in a few days, and until then please spend time contemplating, now knowing everything you know, exactly why you still plan to vote Democrat in November (hating Trump is not a reason).  Meantime, here's a photo from the final day of the last DNC convention, I think.  Could be wrong.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Worst Fishing Experience Ever

One of the perks for an aging crackpot who spent a considerable number of years exploring the UFO issue is society's expectation that he'll be stubbornly set in his odd ways, staunchly dedicated to standing by outlandish opinions, no matter what. 

Not quite accurate -- but that's how I feel about the Pascagoula UFO abduction incident, highly impressed and willing to suggest, oh my god, put all the other abduction reports aside and concentrate on whatever may have happened to Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker in the late afternoon of October 11, 1973 as they anticipated a little quiet time, fishing on the Pascagoula River in Mississippi.  Should the story be accurate, the only catch of the day was two fishermen abducted and physically examined by entities that emerged from a craft dropping in from the sky.

In the pages of this blog, several times over the years, we've discussed with deep respect the Pascagoula case (check out the search engine on this page), and details of the incident abound on the Internet, so I'm not going to rehash what's already been rehashed to death.

What IS new is a missing piece to the Pascagoula puzzle in the form of an unexpected but very welcome book written by Calvin Parker himself.  Entitled, Pascagoula:  The Closest Encounter, My Story, is a book that needed to be written, particularly because while Charlie Hickson was alive he wrote of the incident himself and gave multiple interviews, while Calvin Parker ran from publicity and spent years trying to get things right in his head after experiencing something incredible.  Something overpowering and frightening, orchestrated by creatures appearing nothing whatsoever like the traditional variety plastered upon many a book and movie screen.  Indeed, these entities reportedly appeared truly "alien."

No, I have not seen the book yet.  Maybe I never will, as I gave up reading and reviewing UFO-related books for print a long time ago, having realized that my meager contributions to UFO research had peaked and it was time to get out of the way.  Still, I am intrigued, and I may latch on to a copy sooner or later.

Why am I a Pascagoula abduction cheerleader?  It's not just the involvement of Dr. J. Allen Hynek (who was impressed), nor the passed polygraphs, nor the secretly recorded conversation between Hickson and Parker in the sheriff's office, nor the obvious integrity of each man.  For me, the whole thing blossomed particularly when the existence of multiple witnesses came up -- witnesses on the highway near the Pascagoula River who apparently watched a very strange-looking craft glide into the area where the two men were fishing, at approximately the same time.  Among the witnesses, as we've noted previously, included three active duty Navy men watching in awe as they proceeded along the highway, and one of them came forward not only to describe what they saw in the sky, but to publicly identify himself and his buddies by name.  The AP's Natalie Chambers wrote about the admirable witness aspect, prompting the late popular ABC Radio commentator Paul Harvey to spend an entire Saturday noon session laying out the Pascagoula mystery for his national audience years after it had occurred, powerfully making the point that Hickson and Parker weren't exactly alone that fateful late afternoon.

Calvin Parker was reportedly encouraged by his wife to write his own account of the Pascagoula incident -- something he really had wanted to do anyway, knowing that the years were passing.  Who among us knows how much time we have left on Earth to accomplish things we really feel must be done?

With a foreword by Philip Mantle (who also published the story) and lots of assistance to Parker by well-known UFO researchers to give the book a nudge, Parker's book should rank among the most important regarding UFO abductions.  Yes, the abduction phenomenon can be tricky to explore, and many a case has turned out to be pure nothing, but now and then along comes a story so bizarre, yet so persuasive, that it commands our attention.  I'm in Calvin Parker's corner on this one, have never not been, but I sure as hell never plan to go fishing in Pascagoula.

Rotting from the Inside Out:  How long will it take NY's governor to eat his own tail?  "We're not going to make America great again," promised Andrew Cuomo in a speech a few days ago. "It was never that great."  This incredibly pampered leftist governor, purely a child of privilege from birth, has no idea what it means to be a hard-working, sacrificing American.  If not for progressive morons in the direction of New York City and "downstate" in general who continue to vote for him, this fool would be relegated to reciting bad poetry on a street corner.

The miracle of plastics:  With non-stop reports surfacing of dangerous, cancer-friendly chemicals leaching from plastic food, drink and storage containers, the only solution seems to be a return to glass jars and metal vessels, maybe even containers manufactured with a vegetation base.  Of course, despite the solution, nobody wants to pay to ship the inevitable extra weight of heavier containers, so don't hold your breath for the Big Change.  Plastic has made our lives easier and better, but like so many things its very substance eventually deteriorates and becomes a threat.  We suspect the plastic nightmare has only just begun, its most engulfing terrors yet unrealized.  Meanwhile, the separate but equal matter of food contamination seems to be on the minds of consumers.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Going Out in Style

Aside from a relatively dispassionate-sounding theme song in the movie, "M*A*S*H," suicide is rarely painless for family and friends left behind.

Warnings aside, however, there's no denying that suicides  -- and murder/suicides -- are dramatically on the rise in the U.S., and our fascination with these incidents captivates much of the mainstream media whenever its members can tear themselves away from daily attacks on Trump.

Personally, I believe that a lot of post-modern suicides involve not only personal mental health, economic or family issues, but also a growing mass realization that we humans, no matter how you deal the cards, add up to just one monster species of rat-bastard, smiling phony smiles all the way, destroying in the name of building and selectively decimating other species in the name of necessity "for public safety."  Strong words?  Look around.

But, well -- so here's this guy at the Seattle airport, 29 years of age, a baggage handler who never flew a plane in his life.  Whatever's going on in Richard Russell's head, he forged ahead to break all the rules that many folks whose lives are encumbered by regulation wish they could crush, and off he goes into the wild blue aboard His Own Private passenger aircraft with nobody aboard to spoil fate's definitive and final bucket list entry.

To the country's amazement, stunning even veteran pilots who may or may not have endured spectacular UFO encounters during their careers, here's this trusted airline employee, a nice and compassionate man by all accounts, executing awe-inspiring air show style maneuvers as he weaves and winds his path toward a one-way destiny.  Unsure whether terrorism was the name of this crazy game, a couple of fighter jets soon join the rogue non-pilot, stimulating some folks on the ground to report this as an event in which jets are chasing a UFO (Ground Zero radio show broadcaster Clyde Lewis was tipped off to this sky activity as phone calls about a possible UFO pursuit by jet fighters began trickling in).

So time goes on, and the airport tower and others apparently establish radio contact with Russell, soon to be called "Rich" by one new-found tower buddy who attempts unsuccessfully to talk him down as jet fighter pilots await orders to shoot "Rich" out of the air.

But what must Russell be thinking?  His general matter-of-fact way of speaking doesn't betray his own thoughts that, in his own words, he's "got a few screws loose," though he puts the icing on a crazy cake by adding, "I guess I never really knew it till now."  Hmm.  Maybe cats can drive cars, too.

So, "Rich," now everybody in authority's new friend (until he lands the plane, that is), surely must realize, despite helpful voices poised to assist him with friendly fire of some nature, that there's nothing good awaiting him on terra firma except a thousand psychiatrists and psychologists, law enforcement personnel from agencies whose names some of us can't even pronounce, and the likely prospect of spending the rest of his life rotting in prison or being cocoon-wrapped within the confines of a mental institution.

Maybe for the first time in his life, a choice is clear, and once one has chosen to become daredevil for an instant, violating all the rules society puts in place to keep our leashes short, no other punishing destination for flying like a bird exists except Crash and Burn Land, whether the supposedly rational reside momentarily in Crazytown or Adventure City.  About Russell's apparent intention to fly but not land -- who wouldn't admire and share the prospect of merely staying airborne and avoiding the growing pile of human-caused physical and social excrement burgeoning on Earth?  One wonders what lessons Russell may have gleaned from watching tarnished comings and goings at the Seattle airport.

Nevertheless, oh my, how very bonkers authorities go when seemingly good, normal people turn on a dime to become something unexpected.

We suggest, get used to it.  I know what we are, and there is no cure in sight.

President Trump needs to effect an Executive Order to strike "O" from the alphabet for a while, please, and then maybe we can forget the names, Obama and Omarosa.  Regarding the latter -- when I entered the Air Force and later on worked for a government agency, I was required to sign various papers basically requiring a degree of loyalty.  So now this Omarosa character, already caught up in lies and memory shape-shifting, shouldn't be prosecuted for recording (!!) and revealing things that might send other folks right to jail and whip up some huge fines?  If she doesn't already know the meaning of non-disclosure, maybe she will very soon, should government authorities actually do the right thing.

South Africa meltdown:  Seems a tad extreme for the government to kill white farmers so black folk can take the land.  Obama, of course, didn't say a word about this carnage when he spoke ever so eloquently, so vacantly, when he was right in the thick of horrible things recently in S.A.  The accommodating press, of course, hardly report anything in this country about this ongoing hell.

Antifa unmasked:   These cockroaches are fascists of the worst order, traversing mere foul language to actually harm and threaten.  Their numbers may be growing among young radicals looking for the wrong reasons to be relevant, but their actions will eventually put them in a very bad place.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Our New Social Disease - From S&M to SM

I can remember those golden (maybe not the best word to use in the current political climate mixed with fake Russian news)) days when even town perverts had standards and adhered to some degree of respectability, a time when S&M was the convenient and appetizingly short term for sadomasochism.  These days, get rid of the ampersand, leave SM by itself and what do you get?  Why, SM means social media, of course, and when you're talking about SM you're probably still alluding to S&M in some way.

Social media was doing just fine until the corporate censors stepped in, and yes, I'm thinking about Alex Jones suddenly being dropped by a succession of social media networks in falling domino fashion.  No, I've not spent a lot of time checking out Jones' shtick in the past because his stuff doesn't appeal to me, but to each his own.  Pardon me, to each THEIR own.

Ironically, Alex Jones' stock-in-trade warnings about conspiracies now seem to have come true -- right in his living room, basically.  If just one SM network had dropped him, well, hmm -- but several almost simultaneously?

This is some pretty dangerous activity on the ol' Internet.  Wasn't this vast digital wasteland supposed to be the ultimate, if not the last bastion of anything-goes free speech?  If the major players won't allow potentially loathsome or eye of the beholder speech online, what remains?  Used to be, any high school kid realized that a major responsibility of the First Amendment is to protect words which offend, not simply the sappy tympanic membrane and optical nerve-safe stuff.

But like so many other things, there's probably much more going on here.  For starters, leftists who think they own the Web would love to rid the world of both conservative sites and of those who would question and unravel their power.  No, Alex Jones is not a conservative, but he doesn't need to be.  He can be outspoken, he can be outrageously wrong and he can act the fool, his choice.  The thing is, in American society such people have both their supporters and detractors, and as long as everybody has a fair chance to vent their opinions, we'll be fine.

Unfortunately, the dictators of mind control don't merely ply their trade in China, Russia and North Korea.  We have our own, right here in the USA, though it was never supposed to be this way.  And if the only cure for selective private censorship is more government control, we're in more trouble than we care to believe, though this evolving situation regarding denial of service over alleged violation of nebulous "standards" by major players may indeed lead to the halls of Congress for. . .something.

We shudder, too, to ponder that much of the current status Web-wise likely stems from global influences laboring and tweaking in conjunction with domestic decision makers.

As many sources have already pointed out, how is it, for example, that social media participants such as Louis Farrakhan haven't been banned for violent rhetoric?  Obviously, this is but one example.  Who goes and who stays -- when maybe everybody, with few exceptions, should stay?

If little else, the major social media companies suddenly appear to have engaged in exactly what they're pursuing Trump for -- collusion.  Ironic, yes?  Or is the word conspiracy?

Monday, July 30, 2018

Bits and Pieces for July 2018

Multiculturalism reaches out:  Conservative federal prosecutor Ryan W. Bounds (Oregon) didn't make the cut (Washington Post, May 10) for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals because a few of the usual congressional suspects didn't like his 20-year-old writings about multiculturalism, penned as a Stanford University student.  Because one major critic, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, became particularly energized about Bounds' beliefs of decades past, even though Bounds now denounces them, maybe it's only fair that we hold Blumenthal's feet to the fire about his own controversial statements years ago, leading some to believe he served in Vietnam, when he did not.

Sorry, but even televised news reports of recent years bear witness to the logic in some of Bounds' old writings regarding "sensitivity" training and race-based groups.

NBC News reported on children raised by parents as "theyby" kids, apparently a term for growing up without the curse of identification with a gender.  Especially popular among progressive parents -- of course -- not even friends or other family members may be let in on the secret of who was born boy or who was born girl, because it just doesn't matter.  Not only is the blatant denial of established gender science dangerous to the individual and, frankly, idiotic for a society, but history will record an -- we hope brief -- era during which parents and others who carelessly bought into leftist amentia were actually the clueless court jesters of society. . .

Which brings us to the NY Post of July 17, reporting about Dr. David Mackereth, a UK physician fired simply for refusing to use preferred "transgender pronouns" in the presence of TG patients.  Admitting also to the high crime of practicing Christianity, the good doctor confesses that he will never again be able to work for England's National Health Service or any government agency.  Mackereth admits to a "climate of fear" in his medical specialty, where staff are instructed to inform on one another for violating these monumentally silly and stupid "discrimination" laws.

With radical Islam running rampant in Great Britain, save throughout Western Europe, destined to become even more influential unless timid legislators actually address the issue forcefully, we think it's safe to suggest that extremists will pretty much handle the transgender issue in a murderous, final way sooner or later, and boys and girls will again become boys and girls.  Meanwhile, a country intent on attacking its physician class and others whom, by nature, feel compelled to buck a system wildly out of control, soon won't be a country at all. 

Hey, England -- like here in portions of the U.S., your damned inmates are running the lunatic asylum.  But you already knew that, did you not?

Boys in chains:  Newsmax (July 19) expresses author Scott McEwen's (American Sniper) concerns that boys spend too much time on the Internet, trading badly needed skills, exercise and time outside the home for a world of digital device enslavement.  Well, how dare he, will McEwen ever be published again?!

Not surprisingly, a University of Texas-Austin male student (re Campus Reform) caught up in the poisonous spider's web known as Title IX and found guilty regarding a non-harassment incident was mandated to watch and reflect in a paper about a film tackling toxic vs. "healthy" masculinity.  Apparently, he was instructed to outline how he would encourage "healthy" masculinity -- which, we suggest, is going to be one hell of a difficult task in a male-hating society which, nonetheless, can't even admit that genders exist, and last time we counted they numbered two. Two.  Total two.

Monday, July 23, 2018

The Infected Left

The very notion of Trump derangement syndrome may be the absurd product of a nation caught up in its own hysterics, but it seems to affect those on the left most of all.   For instance, teenage Second Amendment expert David Hogg appears to have taken to exercising in his hamster wheel once again, this time allegedly fretting something about Trump canceling elections in 2020.  Yep, sounds like TDS to me.  David, my lad, we know what a traumatic event did to you, and it must be difficult coming back -- but "the incident" aside, what the hell did public education in Florida do to your mind?   The more young Hogg babbles on in this vein, allowing the media to gobble him up, the more those around him should be concerned about his future.

Then there's New York's puffed-up Democrat governor and presidential wannabe Andrew Cuomo, running for and likely to be elected to a third term (pretty much by NY City know-nothings and who knows what electoral processes. . .), who spoke before his hypnotized masses this weekend to condemn guns, Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh and, of course, the prez.

Speaking of guns, we're more than happy to resurrect an April, 2013 photo from Colorado showing a billboard raised -- but taken down quickly by people of a dissenting opinion -- to make a point.  As sometimes happens, I'm not quite sure whom to credit, but the picture comes out of Greeley, CO.

Cuomo's blood pressure obviously hit the heights when the U.S. legal system decided that blueprints for 3-D printer guns can indeed be made available online, and we're sure he's particularly urinated off now that the AK's have been designated as sporting, not assault, weapons.  Cuomo has been right out front among state governors taking every nitpicking action possible to deprive citizens of or severely curtail their constitutional right to possess firearms, and now --especially with the likelihood that Kavanaugh will join the Supreme Court -- New York's governor obviously sees his gun control powers slowly turning to sand and heading for history's garbage heap of stupid legislation, despite his re-election potential. 

We were, in particular, amused when Cuomo again tried to make a case for the kind of guns required for hunting, while again he totally ignores the fact that the Second Amendment has nothing whatsoever to do with hunting and everything to do with keeping a little protective firepower around the house in case of, oh, say. . . a government insurrection?  As if THAT could ever happen. And in New York?  Uh huh.

Cuomo's retirement from politics (if ever) can't come fast enough for many in NY, wary of government processes influenced by his way of conducting business, and that of several close-or-not associates who recently encountered legal trouble.  Meanwhile, we suspect Cuomo, too, is a victim of Trump derangement syndrome, which kinda takes away one's ability to accept, believe or even comprehend the reality right in front of one's face.  If Trump has an opportunity to name yet another SC justice or two during his term, we suspect Cuomo and governors of a similar mindset may require long-term hospitalization on a quiet locked ward adorned with cute pictures of kittens and cartoon characters and leftist heroes such as Mao and Che.

Canada needs 3-D printers right away:  Hey, Mr. Trudeau, some of us in the states wish you had just kept on dancing instead of doing whatever you do now, but if you really want to be a hero to your people, let 'em have guns for personal protection.  Obviously, some bad folk in your country already have firearms, and as they murder their way across Canada and over the border, who will stop them?  Police and Mounties arriving just in time to draw chalk lines?  Really, we suspect this 3-D printer thing is going to make tremendous strides toward personal protection in the years to come.  (Silly us, how could we think it?)

Trump Unleashes Twitter on Iran:  Thanks in no small way to Obama, Iran got away with the store.  As far as we're concerned, Trump can't criticize the Iranian religious lunatic fringe enough.  As internal hostility grows in Iran, we hope the seemingly impossible happens -- that the brutal secret police force torturing and imprisoning Iranian citizens will come to realize what dark and evil people they serve.  And for what?

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Ties that Bind (plus Golfing in Helsinki)

I hate ties.  I've always hated them. I hate trying to knot them correctly and I hate needing to color-coordinate them with everything else with which one is attired.  In restaurants, I hate watching some who dine, inadvertently sweeping the ends of their ties through food.

In hospital cafeterias, I especially used to hate watching doctors drag ties and/or stethoscopes across their plates just before rushing off to see patients, without washing either hands or loose ends.

But there's another, more substantial reason why I prefer to eschew ties, and it's nice to see that science is finally taking a closer look at these human-style dog collars.

On the street we've all seen red-faced business executives all prettied up with colorful neckties intended to convey various images, shirts buttoned to the top and necks constricted to the max.  In hospitals, I don't think there is any question that some of these folks arrive by ambulance as victims of a stroke, often seeming "too young" to have experienced the life-threatening rupture or occlusion of blood vessels in the brain.

We humans weren't built to wear restrictive devices around our necks.  Depending upon where we were born on the planet, we were either intended to go pretty much naked in warm climates or to pile on with animal skins and vegetation to insulate us from the cold.

The necktie's arrival only served to hasten our medical problems, in my opinion, including restriction of blood to the brain, facilitation of clot formation and even causing an effect on the cervical vertebral column.  Why not just put a noose on your neck and tighten it until your eyes pop?  Ouch.  Okay, call me a crank.

Except you'd also need to call the mayor Of Lancaster, CA a crank, because (per the Los Angeles Times, July 12) Mayor Parris wants to make ties optional for city employees, citing particularly health concerns.

And there is scientific precedent.  Researchers at Germany's University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein scanned brains of thirty men, half of whom wore neckties, and results indicated that at least a ten-percent decrease in blood flow affected a third of the tie-wearing subjects.

"The study does not explain how the 7.5% average decrease in blood circulation might affect brain function," states the article. "But generally speaking, poor cerebral blood flow can lead to brain tissue death and result in stroke, hemorrhage and other conditions. . ."

Also of interest is mention of a 2003 study published in the Journal of Ophthalmology, suggesting that wearing ties tightly may increase the risk for blindness and glaucoma.

So, considering the crazy social climate in the country, maybe next time somebody gives you a tie as a gift you need to call the police and have them arrested for assault?

The Trump-Putin Meeting: Putin presented Trump a ball from the World Cup affair, but in the eyes of many Trump dropped the ball of effectively dealing with Russia's favorite and, um, colorful dictator.    It's probably unfair for me to second-guess Trump, but I'd almost rather the President had met with Putin nemesis Pussy Riot instead of Mother Russia's main squeeze(r).

So what happened in Finland?  Trump was being Trump, an America lover to the core, but sometimes words spoken publicly get him into trouble.  Few apparently ponder this, but aside from poorly chosen -- and as of today, mistakenly worded -- comments, what was Trump to do?  Insult Putin before the cameras, causing Russia's leader to drop his ear piece and storm out of the room, effectively closing the door on any vestiges of reasonable peace talks?  Brennan, Schumer, Flake, McCain and all the usual Trump-hating suspects wasted no time going on the attack in "collusion" with mainstream media automatons thrilled to publicize their barbs.  The press wanted a fight and asked provocative questions to force one -- and how about the "journalist" removed for carrying an anti-nuke message, which he claimed wasn't really a. . .oh, who knows?

No, the President didn't endear himself to our intelligence agencies while speaking in Helsinki, so call him out on it, accept today's apology and let's move on.  But to threaten him with accusations of treason and scare the country by turning Donald Trump into a frightening monster via elite members of both government and media who carry their own curious baggage assures a pretty stupid scene.

Trump's reference to Pakistan and the missing DNC server, make that servers, frankly, should receive concerted attention, but since that turns everything back to the Democrats and their adoring media, who excel at burying their party's poop far away from the public eye, well, good luck.

Maybe nobody's noticed, but as the newest chapter in the "Cold War" marches forward (thanks Obama) Russia, not to mention China, has developed some really scary weapons.  We've two choices:  Want to engage Russia militarily and enjoy a lovely calamitous war, or should we maybe work around Trump's comments a bit and try for cooler heads? 

Cody Wilson won his long, long war with the Feds, and 3-D printer instructions for manufacturing the kind of one-shot firearm he posted online are deemed not an illegal download.  Further, the government was forced to admit that AR-type firearms fulfill the description of a sporting gun, not a military weapon.  Funny, but not unusual, how the MSM can't bother to shout out this victory for both the First and Second Amendments.

The ACLU are little more than extortionists and thugs, as far as I'm concerned.  Any group of activists weaponized with law degrees who insist on forcing hard-working, tax-paying Americans to accept, house, feed and pay for illegal alien families are a scourge of the country.  The accompanying involvement of "relief" organizations raking in obscene amounts of our money adds to the blight.  Before gangs with pitchforks and torches storm the White House to rid the nation of Donald Trump, they really need to think twice and then a third time, because actions initiated and expanded to clean up immigration corruption currently are a gift we may never see again.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Don't Hurry to Bury Roe v. Wade

Just hours before President Trump names his Supreme Court nominee (and may there soon be more), we continue to watch hard-core Republicans and members of the far right almost shouting with glee, convinced that Roe v. Wade will be overturned.  I, of course, am an Independent voter who, nevertheless, detests almost everything the left has offered and proclaims to offer as its brain trust turns ever more radical.

Still, I'm not on the list endorsing a reverse decision for Roe v. Wade.  Once we start overturning issues already decided by the highest court, does it not become easier and convenient to start busting all kinds of decisions assumed to be the "last word?"

Abortions are not going away any time soon, no matter what courts decide.  Would it not be nice if they all but disappeared?  Well, maybe so, but wouldn't it be astonishing if science invented 50 new methods of safe, effective and inexpensive birth control for males and females, substances whose manner of absorption presented no obstacles or side-effects?

Our disclaimer, obvious to those who follow this blog, is that we are not proponents for excessive human population growth whatsoever, and prefer that the ultimate solution, short of dreaded wars and grinding military action, is social responsibility.  We simply adore repeated utterances from organizations with an agenda, stating that human population is actually on the decline, but we're rather skeptical about what these assertions mean, depending upon world locations chosen for conversation.  If world hunger is bad, just wait until water wars step up and we witness how a lot of people are a lot of people.

Meanwhile, our Democrat friends persist in attracting the most outrageous leftist tripe ever, the most fantastic being calls for the abolition of I.C.E.  Frosting that cake was the win for congressional Democrat candidate and avowed socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of whom DNC chairman Tom Perez remarked is "the future of our party."  If one couldn't get enough of this pronouncement, there was also the not widely reported news tidbit announcing that one Gregory "Shoaib" Jones of Alaska plans to run for Congress.  Enhancing his resume' is Jones' membership in the radical group, Muslims of the Americas, investigated since the seventies by the government.

We, who wrote letters to newspaper editors years ago promising water on the moon (you're welcome, NASA) purely via common sense, were hardly surprised at NASA's revelation last week confirming the existence of organic molecules on Mars. 

Unfortunately, our expectations and dedicated faith about science in general were slammed to bits when a researcher recently used strong language to suggest that most -- most? -- scientific studies are simply wrong.

But aside from all of this, even as the Chinese announce production of a super-powerful rocket (among other fast-track weapons), many of us while away precious moments blubbering over uninvited adult criminals bringing or sending their uninvited children over the U.S. border, hoping to make things even worse by closing down I.C.E. 

The left and their beloved Hollywood supporters have gone mad in America, mad beyond belief, and it's a terrible sight to behold.  No matter the name Trump puts out there in a few hours, we'll be listening for the sounds of leftist lunacy turned up to high volume.