Monday, February 11, 2019

Insane Congressional Clown Posse on the Attack

(With appreciation to performers, The Insane Clown Posse for choosing a name from which today's blog entry title is drawn.)

Now I get it.  After all, was it not Tom Perez, the DNC's big cheese, who declared just after the elections that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the future of the Democrat Party?

Taking this as a clue, I assume the Democrat Party's future is destined to include stupidity, delusions of grandiosity, ignorance, childish adult behavior and -- nothing new here -- a faithful, often benign and absolutely clueless voting bloc noteworthy for a blissful attitude of, Don't know, don't care!

And, not to forget, black face applications AND women who appear to surface at opportune times to claim sexual impropriety.

Good grief, no wonder the accommodating media attempted to breathe a gritty sigh of relief last week when Jeff Bezos' alleged penis and mistress photos seemed to overshadow everything else.  As far as tabloids go, using a play on words regarding Bezos and the National Enquirer's David Pecker ("Bezos Exposes Pecker," for example) -- may I again take an opportunity to remind one and all that even when I attended the Air Force's Medical Service School in 1968, medical personnel were openly called "pecker checkers" on base by uncouth airmen of other skills?  We airmen were (ahem!) ahead of our time.

In days before and then during Trump's SOTU speech, it became evident that the haters among the political class best exhibiting their facial expressions of hate were some of the new radical left women.  Obviously, many among the new arrivals in Congress have politically charged mayhem on their minds, forget abiding by American ideals.  But when one adheres to a political party which refused to investigate shameful chapters during the Obama years, what should we expect?  The future, indeed.

So there's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (we'll call her AOC), her allegedly fascist-lovin' chief of staff and the new gang touting the "Green New Deal," ostensibly an inferred homage to the United Nations' Agenda 21, but even crazier.  We note that somebody began taking portions of this fetid pizza off AOC's web site, piece by piece, as its components became public laugh material (farting cows. . .) I was especially taken with plans to obliterate airplane flights in 10 years and replace automobiles with a vast railroad system -- yeah, THAT will help preserve rural areas and improve transportation by returning to those lovely days of rail hell.  Hitler would marvel at the nostalgia of trains and cattle cars.  Who will lay railroad tracks across oceans?

This train thing, of course, reminded me instantly of the movie, The Day the Earth Stood Still (the original and only great version), where the extraterrestrial visitor Klaatu tells a boy that someday he'll tell him about trains that need no tracks.

Nor do leftist Green New Deal conjurers need a grip on reality.  No tracks?  How about off the tracks?

Even more incredible than demands to rebuild every structure in America and do other things which the leftist Deal dreamers admit we can't afford (and so what?  We just print money, obviously...) was the instant clinging-on of several Democrat presidential contenders.

76 Democrats signed on to this ridiculous radical, anti-Constitution document.  Apparently, fascism is back in style among the New Democrats.  Bill of Rights?  Nah, make it go away. They can write a new one.

Alas, however, even Nancy Pelosi appeared to realize the bonkers aspect of this plan, immediately making excuses (she just hadn't seen the plan yet...) and refusing to comment, other than expressing hazy appreciation for ALL ideas submitted.  Meanwhile, she also appears to be holding Ocasio-Cortez at bay, intentionally leaving her off a key congressional environmental committee.

We suspect that even the most center-left of Democrats are wearing blinders regarding the new inductees among them, wanting the presidency so badly that they refuse to acknowledge the extremists around them.

It's good that Trump promised during his SOTU speech that the United States will never become a socialist country.  Don't expect the Democrats to echo the assurance.

ABC-TV and Disney:  I want all ABC-TV news personnel to wear Mickey Mouse ears when on camera so we won't forget who the boss is. These folks aren't doing news so much as entertainment and political posturing, and we think they should express the corporate background appropriately with MM ears, one size fits all.

5G coming our way:  A growing concern about the introduction of 5G networks across the country may be valid, though Big Corporate interests behind the push seem to have no problems with it in public statements.  Opponents checking their own science warn, however, not so fast, the increase in microwave radiation flowing through our communities, human bodies and animals will increase cancers and other severe health enigmas.  As usual legislators focus upon the big money first, with life and death issues secondary -- if at all on the "radar."

A former DEA agent going public says actor Sean Penn should have been arrested for arriving to interview "El Chapo" for Rolling Stone just in time to ruin Mexican and U.S. attempts to apprehend the drug lord a few years ago.  What?!  Make Hollywood look bad?  Privilege has its privileges.

Just as Democrats are poised to introduce more government into people's lives than we've experienced in decades, a new study indicates that post-millennial "Generation Z" young people are incredibly liberal.  Exactly the Petri dish organisms required for the Green New Deal to take wing.  Clueless is not a good thing.

Insect populations have seen a dramatic, alarming decline all over the planet, seemingly exiting hand-in-hand with a number of animal species whose numbers have plummeted since the 1970s.  This is an area where I have no problem blaming humans, especially where pesticides, poisonous chemicals, arbitrary hunting/killing, habitat destruction and other excessive human population and activity can be observed.  We will likely outsmart ourselves, but our ingenuity makes time-scale predictions impossible.

We're a little late here, but we were infatuated with the dumbness expressed by people from whom we expect wisdom -- teachers.  In this case, striking teachers in Los Angeles demanded smaller classroom sizes, but neglected to take facts firmly in hand and put the blame where it belonged -- on an explosion of illegal immigrant children who have absolutely no business sitting in California taxpayers' classrooms or participating  in the U.S. taxpayer-subsidized education system in any way.  Instead, the teachers' unions blubbered about the need for more teachers to manage this needless problem.

There is some good news out there.  The Southern Poverty Law Center is currently being subjected to the lawsuit of all lawsuits for its questionable activities, and we hope this bunch who decide arbitrarily -- apparently often based upon leftist thinking -- who's the racist and who's the enemy gets smacked in the courts so hard that their millions and millions of donated and lawsuit-gained dollars will disappear.  How dare these opportunists judge individuals and groups such that their conclusions have often been taken as gospel by organizations capable of dictating policy and human affairs.  If you're a conservative, chances are you are not looked upon kindly by the SPLC.

A new book entitled, Empty Planet, written by a scientist and a journalist, claims that human population will reach a peak in 30 years, followed by an unstoppable decline.  Yep, the living end.  You may not agree, but stuff like this strikes me as pretty damned funny, particularly if true.  So, when there's nobody at the window in the U.S. to order fast food from during a drive-through on one's last ounce of gasoline (or last molecule of hydrogen or final atom of cold fusion, or on the last surviving rail of Ocasio-Cortez's train track or. . .), to whom does one complain in a society sustained by complaints?

Monday, February 4, 2019

How it is that we are here, 2019

BREAKING BROKEN STUPID NEWS:  We love how the Democrats tend to roam and attack in packs like a bunch of jackals, and when the "party of diversity" (where only the right white folk need apply) targets one of its own (rarely), watch out.

Plainly, pissed off religious right conservatives blew in the medical school yearbook photo allegedly showing Virginia governor (physician and Army officer) Northam in either black face or as a Ku Klux Klansman because of his apparently extreme stance on abortion. 

That said, here we go again!  First of all, I don't know why so many Democrats and Democrat Party presidential candidates are hopping mad (or pretending to be so) about the photo -- after all, the Klan WAS the home of and inspiration for the Democrats down South, exemplified by late Senator Robert Byrd, who denounced his membership later in life.  We can only assume, therefore, that black Democrats hold some affinity for their own racist party's "roots," since they continue to support party loyalty? 

President and Dem hero LBJ, as confirmed by those close to him, commonly used racist language, and his "Great Society," while not spooned out in black face, did more to destroy black families and futures than any "social justice" attempts before or since -- and at a cost of trillions of wasted dollars.

Regarding the black-faced person in the photo -- and the governor denies being either person -- so what? It was the eighties, and both people and times change. Should Democrats organize a police-style lineup of people dressed in black face and KKK members, and having Northam in the lineup so they can pronounce perpetrators to their liking?

Actor Eddie Murphy wore white face in one of his movies and nobody flinched.  And, what was the title of another relevant movie? I think it was "Watermelon Man," in which the late black actor Godfrey Cambridge turned into a white man.

This craziness is enough to make me wear black face for a week and pull out my old Al Jolson records so I can play them at full volume.  Ooooooh, offensive. . .

At Northam's Saturday press conference, ABC-TV's seemingly and mostly black issue-oriented black reporter, Zachary something or another, asked the governor, regarding another black face incident, if he did not see how hurtful it would be to black people seeing Northam dressed in black face as Michael Jackson at an earlier school party.  What???? How about Michael Jackson force-feeding himself into a white skin color?  Racist? So, when black people attend parties as Captain Kirk or Mr. Spock or anybody white, that's different?  Do African-Americans have some copyright on the colors black and brown?  Hey, if I'm going to a costume party as Michael Jackson, who, by the way, remains far more, um, controversial than the governor (see the new movie about Jackson), I'm not apologizing to anybody.  Northam should have said as much.  Who HASN'T dressed up as Michael Jackson?

The point is, if we can't get over such stupidities as a 35-year-old joke photo, we're all screwed.  Unfortunately, worse than an old photo is a segment of society which bathes itself luxuriously in racist issues both large and (usually) small.  And of course there's the barking, fire-bombing media, expert at pronouncing both guilty and innocent culpable for everything on their well-worn attack list in perpetuity as it moves on to some other story.

Also obvious here is the Democrats' heated desire to sweep the floor clean before presidential elections, assuring no trace of even intimated racism under the radical marriage bed.  These are the phoniest, most self-serving people just short of banana republic dictators in the world.

All of my vital organs are currently twisting, because I never want to wake up feeling a need to defend a Democrat, but Northam -- physician, veteran and reportedly a man who contributed much of value and care -- is being ripped to shreds even before an investigation.  Why not?  It's the Democrat way, just as Hillary Clinton and Co. are the real Russian collusion gang who diverted all suspicion to Trump after initiating a phony inquiry in the first place, thus gifting us with Mueller and a very expensive and prolonged look-see.

Incidentally, to those presidential contenders and other Democrats currently attacking a tail long of their own making and shouting that there is no place for "this kind of thing," we add that even a photo in black face qualifies as freedom of speech -- protected in full by an Amendment written specifically to protect the unpopular.  We always have short memories when certain segments of society turn up the rage quotient.  "Social justice," apparently, overrides our guaranteed rights these days.  Pure idiocy.

A tiny observation:  Take any photograph of a white person and check the negative. It's instant black face!  Same with black people turning white on film. Shall we engage in outrage over photographic negatives AND digital processes which allow us to create negative images and ban them outright?  Is there a functioning brain left in American society capable of sorting out the idiocy we wallow in every day?

Render your gender:  The far left is like saltwater, seeping into every nook and cranny, rusting and corrupting all things wonderful and logical.  As of February 1rst, their latest target was the Boy Scouts of America, now to be known as just Scouts BSA, because girls can now join the organization as equals.  Yes, this sounds like diversity in the making but, oh, oh, it's so much more.  As an insane society delves ever further into emasculating males purely with demands for irrelevancy, a major bastion of strength and confidence for boys simply had to be taken down -- all with cries for fairness and, uh huh, d-i-v-e-r-s-i-t-y.  "Boys will be boys" cannot endure as long as the left has its nose in the diversity process.

Separate chapters for boys and girls may be in the cards, but the question still goes begging:  Why the change?  Was it mostly based upon declining revenues?  Nah.  The ultimate answer, again, turns left.

The "war on women" theme, another anti-male maneuver despite whatever it started out to accomplish, grows increasingly nebulous in its goals.  Who are the majority of medical school graduates now?  Women.  Who are the majority of law school graduates this year?  Women -- and on and on down the line.

Yes, life used to make sense to parents:  Boys became boy scouts, girls became girl scouts and youth unsure about their own gender either avoided the whole scene or joined up as the male or female that established science determined they were.

Don't insult or comfort me with words such as "inclusive," because it's a load of crap.  Do we really think the left has any intention of allowing a club for boys to go on unencumbered and remain purely all-boy?

Chip, chip, chipping away. . .

Black actor beat-up:  Hmm, well, I'm not sure yet about the veracity here. Hate crime?  Fake crime?  Young black and gay actor Jussie Smollett claims to have been assaulted, drenched with an unknown substance and left with a noose around his neck.  Yet, neither he nor his manager will let the police examine their cell phones to establish a mutual conversation claimed during the assault, and cameras in the area found only that two men -- possible suspects -- were walking in the area and that's about it.  He claims his two alleged attackers shouted that he was in "MAGA country," too, and we wonder if that was thrown in just for good measure -- because these words weren't reported until the next day.  Is there more to this story?  Or less?  Time for a TV talk show polygraph session per Maury or Dr. Phil?  We predict that will never happen.

Radio and Internet talk show host "Joe Pags" took Smollett's story apart Saturday afternoon with various suggested discrepancies, including the tidbit that Smollett is a long-time hater of Trump, having expressed even a violent predisposition toward him (what, no fan of MAGA hats?).  Pags also notes that the two unknown figures walking down the other side of the street can be accounted for on camera at all times except for about 60 seconds, and that would not be anywhere near the time needed to perpetrate what Smollett suggests.

That this alleged, alleged, alleged incident occurs just as "Black History Month" befalls us makes us suspicious and, while we hope the police investigation determines that the young man is telling the truth and nothing but, it pains us to remember the Tawana Brawley/Rev. Al Sharpton thing and other wild tales succeeding that event where invisible non-existent dangerous white people are conjured in order to make a totally contrived African-American victim moment. 

And as long as I'm visiting this can 'o worms, let's not get lost in diversity to the point where we forget that, historically, white folk were LYNCHED just like black folk, and the equal opportunity noose knew no prejudice when it came down to a hanging.

By the way, when are we going to get rid of Black History Month, the Black Congressional Caucus and the Hispanic Congressional Caucus?  Isn't this America, one nation for all?  When one searches, we can even find black people who wouldn't mind an end to the now-anemic history celebration holding both February and America hostage.

Corey Booker announces a run for President:  Good, one more leftist radical with crazy eyes.  The more the merrier.  We predict that the former CEO of Starbucks will, should he stay in the game, pour kitty litter all over Democrat hopefuls, will shred the Bernie Sanders bunch, and will consequently help Trump's re-election tremendously by drawing away Dem voters who can't tolerate their party's up-and-coming communists anymore.

Arctic freeze:  Bone-chilling cold, wasn't it?  Too bad everybody's still nitpicking about global warming and/or climate change while TOTALLY ignoring the sun and its very quiet period currently.  Almost non-existent sunspot activity on the sun seems to us like a good explanation for much of Earth's various perturbations, but if one subscribes to the insane United Nations perverse science crowd, you just gotta blame (and tax!) Earth's human entities for all climate deviations.

UFOs and Drones Dept.:  Funny yet tragic how airports and government aviation personnel are now in such a panic about the dangers privately flown drones pose to large aircraft, while for decades they ignored or dismissed with a laugh reports of pilots who encountered UFOs during dangerously close situations -- even when commercial airline passengers were tossed from their seats as pilots performed evasive maneuvers.  How many mystery airline disasters in the past, which could conceivably have been caused by something as simple as a drone today, may have been related to electromagnetic effects perpetrated by bizarre UFO activity?  So NOW we care about things that go  bump in the skies?

Deep fake videos:  The ability to doctor and produce phony visual recordings is so perfected now that we can no longer believe our eyes -- nor, presumably, the best lab analysis.  One can only imagine what this portends for elections and other events where people can be recorded saying things they never said and placed at scenes they never visited.  Both foreign and domestic agendas of nefarious intent are sure to take advantage of technology's reality blur.

David Feldman died recently
.  The playwright and junior college professor from whom I took one English and two journalism courses back in the seventies had moved away a few years ago, and I failed to keep in touch afterwards.  Over the years, we would have lunch every few months and as he welcomed new college classes and said goodbye to the old ones, our conversations regarding academia slowly changed.  As a member of his seventies classes, I and other students were required to read the New York Times and other publications, and while David was fair with his grades, he was no pushover.  Yet, as years passed and new faces dotted his journalism classrooms, he became increasingly bothered because the new, young students tended to get their news from television programs, and instructing them to read newspapers as a reasonable supplement to televised news bites became quite the chore.  By the time he retired, David's frustration with young heads full predominantly of TV mush -- the precursor to Internet "news" foibles -- was blatantly obvious to me.

So, as in the title of today's blog entry, this is a reason for how it is that we are "here" today, and it's not a great place to be when one watches mindless Internet-bred youth in voting booths, aware only of what the left feeds their fortified zombie brains.

Build the Wall:  Does our potential catastrophe lurk just a little to the South?  Radio show host and author Glenn Beck has his supporters and enemies, and his subject matter can range from rock-solid to "out there."  However, last week he briefly laid out a possibility beyond frightening, all the more so because it's eminently plausible.  Delving into Venezuela's meltdown (one more socialist failure in a long list), thanks to its wealth-stealing dictators and their hand-picked generals, Beck noted that petroleum-rich Venezuela's population is quickly exiting the country, driven into poverty and hunger by the actions of their oppressors.

However, after referencing Venezuela's horrific example, Beck turns to Mexico, recent site of some 80 deaths when thieves tapping into the nation's oil pipeline accidentally sparked an explosion.  He emphasizes that Mexico's oil pipeline has been drilled into some 12,000 times by thieves hoping to extract free oil, as if by mechanical straws.  As a result, Mexico's new socialist president closed the pipeline and decreed that oil would instead be delivered across country by truck and rail.  Unfortunately, this raised the cost of petroleum and the gasoline depended upon by workers with cars 14 times over.  Subsequently, over 1,000 gas stations closed, unable to sell expensive gasoline or to acquire enough.

Glenn Beck feels that Mexico could become another Venezuela in two or three years, resulting in hundreds of thousands of Mexicans rushing the border, angrily insistent under socialist leadership that the United States stole Mexican land and they have come to reclaim it.  Imagine.

We think a wall or some such barrier in strategic places is a necessity. Electronic monitoring sounds great, but what does one do if power or components fail due to war, calamity or nefarious insider actions?  Regrettably, Trump-hating Democrats and Trump-hating Republicans don't care.  So, a national emergency declaration by Trump is a real possibility.

Hard lesson learned:  Oh, Howard Schultz, Howard Schultz, long-time Democrat, what did you expect when you proclaimed a possible break-away presidential run as an Independent?  The Dem party jackals (there's that word again) almost went diagnostically insane, attacking from every leftist flank, outraged that you would dare suggest breaking your chains and escaping from the pod people plantation to attempt rational and logical conversation.  Further, to dare even mention that the Democrat agenda for "free" health care for one and all is simply unaffordable -- oh, the heresy!
Now you know -- the pods do not forgive, and the pod people will feast upon your political organs if they can, zombie style.

Chicago's dept. of police tasers:  A 16-year-old girl was tased in school after biting and kicking police sent to remove her after being somewhat difficult, and of course the police received the blame for everything.  Maybe cops should just crank up the taser and use it on every student in school as an equitable replacement for the horrors of gym class rope-climbing.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Cackling Journalism -- A CON-Mediacy of Dunces

Pod people, generally comprising far left Democrats and other reality-lobotomized radicals (just check out the growing list of dangerously leftist U.S. presidential candidates for proof) of a similar bent dwell everywhere, but it's so unfortunate that the contemporary, uncomfortably accommodating press suffers the pod malady as well.  And what happened to classic liberals?  When did they get traded for extremists who now claim the Democrat Party as their territory with a complicit media?

In all fairness, I need to state right up front that I'm no fan of the Catholic Church, and that's primarily because it, like other religious organizations scouring the Earth, take great religiously ecstatic pride AND immense financial profit by bringing or directing illegal people and all the refugees that fit into my country -- and after that, taxpayers of all or no religious views whatsoever are forced to pay for their upkeep, sometimes from cradle to grave.  Yeah, I have a little problem with being forced to pay for the "compassion" of what might be viewed as one's religious fantasies.  Looking at the current Pope, I remain non-enthused.

Nor do I care about "right to life" marches, as regular readers will understand.  Sure, I guess an end to human abortions could be nice, but first I would wish to see dozens and dozens of new, safe and effective forms of birth control on the market.  Robert, that's me, is no cheerleader for heightened human reproduction, no more than I would worship a cockroach breeding ranch.  Hmm, maybe I could have put that better.

But first, may I say what a pleasure it was to watch smilin'/grinnin'/smirkin' (you choose) Nicholas Sandmann (I want that name) on TV screens and adorning Internet sites everywhere, as opposed to my marginal ability to tolerate foul-mouthed, nasty spokesman for utter gun subject rage, David Hogg?

When the "incident" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington was first televised on ABC-TV evening news, essentially blaming the Covington Catholic School "kids" for the unfolding event, I strained my eyes to figure out just what these boys were doing wrong.

As it turned out, and you're tired of hearing about it by now, they were doing little more than waiting for a bus so they could return home to Kentucky after sight-seeing and being present at the "Right to Life" proceedings.

The willing and obliging major media, had any of them done their homework and watched EXTENSIVE video recordings initially, would not have ended up in the spotlight, needing to retract most of what they reported.  Yet, as I watched ABC News a second night, anchor David Muir wrapped things up, not by offering any sort of apology from ABC, but by proclaiming that more investigation needed to be performed of the incident!

Had any of the mainstream media's crack news teams bothered to do their job, they might have exemplified the superb labor performed quickly by the staff of Glenn Beck and, who actually took hours of video and broke activity down minute by minute.  You can check out the results at The Blaze, but apparently things began to heat up as a group of despicable, in-your-face Black Hebrew Israelites ("We're going to harvest your organs," declared one, directing his threat to the boys) spewed a never-ending vocabulary of obscenities and insults at a group of Native American protestors. Eventually, attention was turned toward the Covington boys --mostly white, all Catholic, wearing a lot of MAGA (Make America Great Again) caps.  The research conducted by Beck's people discovered, also, that the old Native American who walked up to Sandmann, beating his drum in what might be termed an assault, isn't quite everything (or the hero) the media would have us believe.  Far, far less, actually.

The failure of the mainstream media to get this story right is hardly an aberration and what its says about the continuing fall of responsible journalism in the USA should frighten us all.

That the MAYOR of Covington and the BISHOP (who threatened student expulsions) of the school's archdiocese each condemned the boys before knowing the full story is a tragedy, and in my opinion each would serve their community best by resigning their positions.

For Nick Sandmann (yes, I really want that name), to "let a smile be your umbrella" in an attempt to keep everything under control just doesn't work in this era of anti-white, Trump-hating racism, and for his efforts Sandmann and his fellows now receive death threats and the usual inane flood of Twitter feeds organized by amoeba-sized human brains.  That Savannah Guthrie of NBC-TV's Today Show found it necessary by way of her own intent or the network's to ask Sandmann whether he thought he needed to offer an apology to somebody (!!!!!!!!) was an insult, and Sandmann probably would have been warranted to stand up and leave the interview.  He was very gracious, a word that a number of TV media and social network denizens wouldn't even comprehend if a dictionary definition print-out was pinned to their asses.

Meanwhile, the lawsuit brigade rolled in, vowing to sue specific news media and Internet sources unless corrections were issued about the incident and the boys' role in it.  Because these were teenage boys facing what might easily be perceived as a threat to their health or lives during the event, perhaps arrests and other charges will come forth.

As always, I mourn the slow loss of old-time newspaper-style journalists who took care to get facts straight and enjoy (enjoy?) some degree of affirmation by their editors.  Print journalism's electronic replacement does not serve us well when reporting truth requires investigative time well spent, instead of screen titles and voices titillating us with exclamations of "Breaking News."

Beyond the wall:  OF COURSE new polls show Trump at a popularity disadvantage -- how many Americans polled were federal government workers (most of whom would be Democrats anyway)?  Regarding "the wall," I have this weird little feeling that a major reason why Pelosi, Schumer, the "deep state," corporate porkers and others inevitably pointing our compass toward soft (?) communism in the future want as little permanent structure on the border as possible, because when Democrats gain control of the presidency they'll want to open the borders to one and all, unencumbered by obstacles which cannot be easily uprooted.

On ABC Sunday morning George Stephanopoulis, so proud to give the total number of times that Trump has publicly said Mexico would pay for the wall, we wondered if Stephanopoulis could also quote the number of times Obama had said if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor while pushing for his "Obamacare."

But walls are "immoral" explains Nancy Pelosi-- neglecting to mention with what she surrounds her own home.  Ditto for other Dems so-o-o-o-o offended by the idea of a wall to protect YOU, even though they have their own fenced-in protection.

So there's Trump, simply and totally committed to keeping Americans safe from the unending march of costly and culturally destructive foreign zombies into the country, and all he gets is pushback from the Democrats and their cancerous media buddies -- and from the usual sleeping puppies of the Republican Party who stand for nothing whatsoever -- going all out to portray him 24/7 as the real enemy.  That we've become so stupid in this country is a credit to the leftist PR machine, which never sleeps.

800,000 strong or wrong?  The extended furlough of so many government employees and the effect of their absence on various federal departments should, in a proper world, provide the additional benefit of helping determine who and what agencies are dead weight and can be excised from government permanently.  Brain surgery shouldn't be required to think first of the Dept. of Education and Dept. of Energy, and we already know that the Dept. of Agriculture is more helpful to corporate conglomerates than to small farmers.  What a great time for departmental reflection, but for Democrat and other Establishment interference kept in place to keep government as big and cumbersome as possible.  The swamp.  Shame.

New York and Governor Cuomo:  This progressive hack, dismissive of everything politically conservative, and his willing legislature, now all Democrat all the time, are loading the state's government with some of the most dangerous socialism in the country.  At this terrible moment in NY's history, as state government continues to devour the human spirit, its ingenuity and bank accounts, I look upon Cuomo as a caricature of Venezuela's Maduro, and his shrill public speaking inflection reminiscent of Mussolini.  New York is plagued by a dictator and his minions.

Further, any responsible government leadership allowing people to indiscriminately assign themselves the gender of their choice -- even if a gender is the outrageously phony product of the land of make believe -- is not responsible at all.  The very observation that a significant portion of a population embraces shadowy statistics regarding global warming and climate pronouncements, yet trashes far more established science in other areas, indicates how mentally screwed up we are.  Run screaming from the left or perish, we say, and treat the mainstream media's specifically tailored "news" as one would treat gibberish heard via gossip over a backyard fence.

Today's Humor:  Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz tells "Sixty Minutes" that he may run for President as an Independent, and suddenly the media is in a panic over whether his candidacy would help tone down Democrat support and throw the next election to Trump.  We aren't nuts about Schultz's compassion for border-jumpers down South, but anything serving to drive the complicit Democrat media over the edge is worth a chuckle or two.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Out of Your Head and Into Your Genitalia

When the late educator Dr. Max Rafferty wrote a popular national newspaper column many years ago, he never backed off from his opinion that some in the professional mental health community were little better than fraudsters, and in fact he referred to them as "these birds."  We wrote a little about Dr. Rafferty on this blog way back, and you can read this by using the search engine at the top and typing in Max Rafferty's name.

I thought of Rafferty a few days ago when the uproar started over an article in the American Psychological Association's January journal in which the concept of masculinity was not only called into question, but attacked as if a monster on the prowl.  Referencing what is claimed as 40 years of research data, the mind squeezers responsible for this, um, breakthrough piece expressed difficulties with certain attributes of masculinity such as a focus upon achievement, stoicism, competitiveness, disliking an appearance of weakness, being aggressive and having a potential for violent acts, a risk for adventure and anti-femininity (not wishing to be considered feminine).  Conclusions of this breathtaking project apparently point to the startling determination that traditional masculinity -- that "man thing," don'tchaknow -- is bad, bad, ever so bad.

Strange, too, that the report seems to look askance at men dependent upon self-reliance and therefore are less likely to seek out psychological treatment for their problems!  Wow, do we sense a feared loss of income in the old psych office?

I suppose, with all the fireworks lately about "toxic masculinity" that such research was bound to surface, and if leftists and globalists aren't involved with this claptrap in some way I would be very surprised.

The thing is, there are people out there who are brought up with pretty decent lives, never experiencing much in the way of trauma, who eventually climb the ladder of education, and once they achieve a certain maximum intellectually, they have little more to do but conduct research, often with government funding, so they can produce not only something solid that puts their names in the history books, but something that will be set loose upon the unfortunate masses who have little or no say regarding its effects.  Usually, projects are conducted "for the good of humanity," which turns out to be utter nonsense once humanity becomes, generally, the unwilling or unwitting recipient of project findings -- which may be evidenced in the form of local or national laws.

So, the psych folk, some of them, would seemingly prefer to extract masculinity from men and boys, as if its very nature is something akin to "The Tingler" in that old William Castle/Vincent Price horror movie from the fifties?  What the hell is wrong with us?  More than that, what the hell is wrong with these freaking head people who obviously have nothing better to do than attempt to engineer our lives, along with all the crackpot AI/robot manipulators currently experiencing similar success in their own way?

Wars wouldn't have been won without masculinity, police couldn't accomplish dramatic feats every day without it and firemen wouldn't save people from burning buildings without masculine qualities.  So, what, we suddenly don't need or want masculine role models anymore?  How convenient!  How dangerous to the survival of the species and to the individual.

We know the psychological and psychiatric fields host many, many good people dedicated to helping others.  But that said, may I just reiterate a point I have noted in the past, and that is that during both my military time working in hospitals and in hospitals outside the military, I encountered a number of these particular medical professionals, and a fair share -- to me -- were just as strange or bizarre as they come.  And I wonder if folks like these had a hand in the masculinity research. 

Freedom of speech and open-ended publication are great, but a significant segment of our society -- government -- eats this psycho-blah-blah stuff up as if food from the gods, and its representatives (primarily on the left) tend to go bonkers in instituting new rules to further turn the thumb screws on individuals, corporations and schools. 

Good grief, can we please, please just be people, unencumbered by mad scientists and credentialed foolishness?  Can pompous know-it-alls who, somewhere along the way, separated themselves from the rest of society and decided they know best, stop finding ways to emasculate boys and men or to make some very dangerous assumptions about gender identities and the often radical solutions to alter gender?  As almost anything considered male is being shoved off into an ignored corner and t-shirts adorned with the words, "The future is female" proliferate, an extreme leftist concept much more frightening than masculinity lurks.

But. . .psychologists afflicted with penis-envy -- research -- take heart!  New studies indicate that men's penises may be a half inch shorter if their parents were exposed to non-stick chemicals (who wasn't???), PFCs, such as Teflon.  Between this and lowering sperm counts, it may not be long before the "problem" of masculinity will be as extinct as the dodo bird.

More science at work:  If true that United Nations (oh, Jesus Christ. . .) research indicates that the world's oceans are warming 40 percent faster than expected (oops), what does that say about the quality of climate change research in general?  Computer projections and bull crap agenda-soaked allegations will destroy us all, and in the end nobody knows anything.

Congratulations to those who voted some very, um, interesting Democrats into the House.  Anybody expecting the next round of extremely beneficial tax cuts from the Trump administration can forget it, for the Dems will do all they can to obliterate any further Trump-initiated tax reductions for the American people -- and will likely make Trump look like the bad guy in the process.

Meanwhile, extreme elements of both political parties should be watched carefully as plans for increased Internet surveillance of individuals like plain ol' you and me and the small business down the street could be on the political agenda.  We know this sort of thing is bad for China's people, and anything similar in the USA and eventually everywhere would be a disaster for human freedom.  When big government and high-level corporate interests exercise their cozy relationship to spy on us for reasons not necessarily favorable to us, beware and trust carefully.

The masochistic voting bloc:  The mystery remains -- why do Democrat voters even exist, since the party for which they vote, as has been more than demonstrated recently, cares far more about illegal invaders than the American citizens who vote for them?  This is not an infantile observation, but we believe the question of sanity and/or one's personal decision to be educated about their actions in the voting booth is valid.  Their rage at Trump coming in as an outsider to shake the system up in Washington confounds, for Democrats should be delighted at the prospect of seeing the Establishment finally (if perhaps only momentarily) receiving a nasty, unanticipated blow to its self-serving function -- or in writing this, did I just make a case for Democrats being profoundly elite and establishment material themselves?

Lowering Higher Education 101:  We are extremely gratified to learn that a number of educators have condemned Asao B. Inoue, Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Director of University Writing and the Writing Center at the University of Washington at Tacoma.  Aside from whatever all of that professional bull poop designates, the good professor appears to be bent upon changing how students write because current rules accommodate white folk and not so much other peoples.  Prof. Inoue has a problem with "white language supremacy" and prefers "alternative" grading standards for students' writing — such as "labor-based grading contracts."

Some teachers apparently consider this half-baked level stuff which can only steer students into illiteracy (not that they aren't already there) and ill-preparedness for their future.  We concur, though we expect this line of New Think will easily complement a November survey revealing that one in five millennials see the American flag as “a sign of intolerance and hatred,” and two out of five believe burning the American flag is just fine. I understand that flag-burning is a basic right under our ability to protest, but where does this rank in conjunction with dangerous teachings injected into young American heads held hostage by a troubling public school indoctrination system devoid of civics classes?

Our credit cards take prisoners:  Slowly but increasingly reported by various news sources (Breitbart, for one) is what questioning minds might believe is a conspiracy among major credit card companies to deprive businesses and individuals from exercising their Second Amendment rights via card purchases.  Worse, political views sometimes seem to exert a bearing on who can and cannot use credit card payment services.  If anything requires a new look at card-issuing financial institutions by Congress, this may be it.

Were I some lethal, unknown organism on Mars, undetectable by Earth's exploratory devices and knowledge, wouldn't I be drooling at the prospect of unwitting transport to Earth by deep-mining equipment operated by any number of countries eager for the first and the most?

How to make one big, happy political party:  Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) has introduced a bill to end the Electoral College.  It's hardly surprising that this would be one of the first idiocies the Democrats would sponsor once they regained the House because, for one thing, Hillary would have been President without the EC's grand influence.  Democrats and easily led millennials may think ridding us of the Electoral College is a great victory for all, but the primary advantage will be an endless cycle of only Democrats elected to key positions.  Once you have the popular vote from California, New York City and other high-population cities known to have the Democrat tipping point, these will be the folks getting their leftist gift after every election, effectively shutting out smaller states with right-leaning populations.  The Electoral College is not perfect, but so far it's the only method we have to assure a modicum of fair elections dominated by no one state.

Russian murderers and Chinese Thought Thugs:  We understand that Putin and Co. has raised the stakes on murdering homosexuals, one-upping  China, whose monster leaders merely force Muslims and others into "re-education" camps.  Do any of these criminals realize that centuries have passed and it's no longer cool to act like throwbacks?  Guess not.  So United Nations, you worthless piece of over-funded excrement, where are you on these issues?

Monday, January 7, 2019

Obama's Eternal Gifts

(Readers:  Today I added links to Campus and The College Fix, excellent sources which demonstrate how institutions of so-called higher learning "dumb down" the young and prop up the absurd and intolerable.  Trade school looks better all the time and cheaper, too!)

As we watch New York's government speeding down the road to all soft communism, all the time, it's fun to think back on other gifts awarded American society by Democrats.  For instance, now that China has put a spacecraft on the moon's dark side, equipped to perform unknown chores probably detrimental to the United States in one form or another, we cannot thank Barack Obama profoundly enough for pretty much gutting NASA support during his eight years of national ruin.  Is China doing pure science, attempting to gain the edge on helium-3 and/or trying to hide its agenda from U.S. surveillance?  Obama's failure to keep the U.S. space program superior in nature left the door open for other countries to overtake and put our technological space security in jeopardy, but his loyal clueless fans haven't even noticed.  We wish the U.S. and Russia could gravitate into mutually friendlier terms eventually, both keeping a very cautious eye on China, which may not give a damn about using space for peaceful purposes.

Trump's wall:  Badly required, but at what price to Democrats AND Republicans who put self-interest above national interest and security?

Grab-bagging with Kevin Spacey:  This national preoccupation with who touched, fondled or explored whom has become ever so annoying.  Look, if an 18-year-old man -- emphasized as still a "teenager" -- can't fend off an older Kevin Spacey in Nantucket (hmm, reminds me of a limerick. . .), who allegedly accomplished a dive into his pants at a bar, and then has to be defended by his mommy, a former member of the TV news crowd, then so what?  To be polite, I strive to avoid the man/boy sexual element which boasts a long and not unusual history in the world, but at least in the states we endure such an on-again/off-again attitude about touching and feeling (essential attributes of the animal and insect world) to the point of paranoia that a conversation devoid of hoary religious dogma and "breaking the law" is virtually impossible.  But to return to the original point -- an 18-year-old man, reportedly claiming to be 23, allegedly being felt up by A WEALTHY ACTOR in a bar, and the guy suffered, what, permanent brain damage or something while or after recording the incident on Snapchat??  Give me a break.  That judges coddle this bullshit in their courtrooms turns the legal system into a legal cistern.  "Sex abuse" is such an all-inclusive term, and taking it to the limits of either hilarity or hysteria is tearing human interactions apart.  Thanks for this, too, radical psychoneurotic Democrats.

Vaccines and autism:  The Full Measure TV show produced a brief but powerful report about information regarding the dark side of vaccinations being kept from the public by the government.  If you missed it, visit the Web site and check out the few minutes of this must-see feature.  Incidentally, we have spent time now and then discussing with medical personnel the controversy over giving infants MULTIPLE vaccinations before they've even had a chance to develop natural immunity on their own.  Big Pharma and "established medicine" are not always our friends, especially when huge money sours the point of view, and it's a shame that physicians who don't necessarily follow "traditional" medical practice can lose everything when they try a little ingenuity not strictly accepted in the establishment's witches' cauldron.

While new Rep. Ocasio-Cortez demonstrated on 60 Minutes her flair for drama and ignorance, it was interesting that Rep. Rashida Tlaib demonstrated a foul mouth probably instructed by a foul brain. 

That one new Muslim congresswoman took her oath of office on Thomas Jefferson's copy of the Quran seemed an idiotic move.  Jefferson obtained a Quran not because he cherished the religion, but because he wanted evidence of the religion's horrors and dangers posed to a civilized society repulsed by the worship of death, dismemberment and the religious conversion of others against their will.  For my money, they should'a made her take the oath on a polygraph.

Mitt Romney:  Welcome, Mr. Senator.  Too bad you have that Trump flip-flop going on.  Romney has become like a sock which may be worn inside-out or outside-in, but one can't tell what side is what side.

"Mistaken identity" is the reason suggested for why the initial description of a suspect in the shooting murder of seven year old Jazmine Barnes was of a bearded white male (with blue eyes?).  As we now know, the primary suspect is very black and not white at all.  Mistaken identity.  Right.  And all the usual players in civil rights and community organizing were out there in the customary anti-white cheering section as this drama played out.  So now the truth emerges and the attitude is, what?  Oh, never mind, it's just mistaken identity.  It's amazing what some people get away with and what some people don't.

The Academy, Ellen and Kevin Hart:  This situation seems as phony as a nine-dollar bill.  We're not certain how big a role Ellen D. played in this game, but we're pretty sure the Academy Awards folk had trouble finding just the right host for the Oscar presentations and needed to backtrack gracefully.  We wish Hart would stop apologizing for a damned thing and would, indeed, continue to refuse the hosting job, because his good buddies in Hollywood will continue to act like a buzz saw next time he utters something which offends their twisted sensibilities.  Everybody else is the problem because they know better than the rest of us.

Nun abuse:  News services now focus upon lesbian nuns and damage they inflict upon the Catholic Church's reputation.  All well and good -- but why don't you crack journalists concentrate just as heavily upon female circumcision, gay murders and other atrocities still practiced routinely by Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood's cache of sub-humans from centuries way past?

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Can a Box of Rocks Get Even Dumber? (Plus: Roswell Redux Alert)

Disconcerting might be the right word.  It's disconcerting to watch ardent Democrats, blissfully unaware or self-ignorant of the blatant way a growing number of party faithfuls are semantically redefining their lot.  Once known merely as Democrats, now they are burdened with the more accurate definition, as the masks fall off, of Democratic socialists or socialist Democrats.  By admission!  No, the term isn't universal yet, but just be patient.

If traditional Democrats can't put a lid on their party's rush to something just this side of communism on a slow bake in the oven, they'll need to depend in large part as usual upon a significant number of illiterate border-jumpers, progressive ex-cons, public school dropouts, young clueless idealists, teachers' unions and other zombie-like labor unions for electoral success.  Democrats want true border security as much as they would champion an outbreak of leprosy.

That's why it was so un-refreshing to watch New York's progressive megalomaniac governor Andrew Cuomo spew out his manic re-election speech this week, promising to give NY the most progressive agenda ever.  If anybody speaks the language of putting government in total control of your life and taxing success and ingenuity to death, it's Cuomo.

While it's true that Cuomo and the New York State legislature now firmly control the political process, there's one little disparaging detail not touted in Cuomo's loud dictator-like/banana republic speech:  The inescapable fact that New York residents are fleeing the state faster and faster for reasons easy to comprehend.  The dramatic exit of heavily taxed New Yorkers will ultimately leave a vacuum destined to be filled by illegal criminals who seek "sanctuary cities" and all the fantastic welfare benefits promised by Cuomo and his gaggle of Democrats. Or is that Democratic socialists?

If one wants to destroy the fabric of a culture, Stink-tuary cities are the most lethal poison to be administered, and the Democrat Party injects this toxin like no other. 

Does the progressive aspect of society give a damn about a legal immigrant from Fiji who became a California police officer and was brutally murdered by an illegal piece of Mexican gang trash?

As artificial intelligence continues to claim formerly human jobs at a wildly increasing rate, the last thing the USA needs is more people invading against our laws "for a better life," because their only ultimate resources will be an engagement in serious crimes and a lapse into poverty as welfare dries up. 

We especially love how faded SNL star Jane Curtin and other celebrities accorded automatic genius stature in every realm by their theater colleagues and drooling fans have come out to attack political conservatives.  OF COURSE they do, because one progressive "pod person" leads to another until everybody sleeps, blissfully dedicated to nothing but growing more pods as every freedom held dear by the individual collapses.

Pod people?  Check out Sen. Elizabeth Warren's new home video, released in conjunction with her announced intention this week to run for President.  That's a pod video, baby, phoniest piece of politically energized bull poop we've viewed in ages.

All of this progressive nonsense floats to the top, even as Trump has to deal with Russia, China, Iran, North Korea and a host of other threats helped along and nurtured over the years by, yes, Republicans, but arguably enhanced on steroids by eight years of the feckless, yet cunning Obama bunch.  While we fret and urinate and focus over proper medical care for invaders at the border, our foreign enemies use our concentration upon ill-fated border hospitality to work and weaponize against us.

Thanks Chuck Todd, NBC-TV's bearded genius:  What a journalist!  The science is all in, so nevermore shall voices from the opposing side on climate change be allowed to muddy up his Sunday morning marvel of intellectual excellence.  Haven't we heard that some 30,000 scientists, at least, are indeed not "in" with the accepted "conclusions" about climate?  If this is Todd's attitude about science -- which, by its very nature, is always subject to change -- maybe the right thing to do is for viewers to exclude Todd himself on Sunday mornings and go take a walk in the rain instead.

What would TV do without Roswell?  As folks continue to cut their TV cable services by the ton, one would expect a rise on free commercial TV in anything which could, without laughter, be called intellectual property.  Alas, the pathetic continues.

Just as the legend of the Roswell UFO crash was played up on a fictional TV series years ago, clueless TV fiction writers, unable to think about anything that doesn't feature a superhero, have returned to the mire with the CW network's upcoming Roswell, New Mexico on January 15.  No, I haven't viewed an episode, only the preview shown liberally on the CW network. I saw everything I needed to see. 

But why stop there?  Perhaps the CW can whip up a series about the long lost Judge Crater, where a group of heartthrob teens finds him every week, only to have him disappear mysteriously on a foggy street until the next episode.  Or how about a series where Bigfoot joins forces with the visiting Loch Ness Monster to fight crime in Los Angeles?  To really energize the base, why not a three-part biography on the brilliance of Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, so much smarter than the rest of us that she could not correctly name all three branches of government when asked?  Her intended economic policy for the country alone will leave adults rolling in the aisles with laughter and clueless teens worshiping her like Jesus.

Considering all the good research performed by Kevin Randle (see link list) and others regarding the facts about Roswell, to now see uninspired TV writers apparently think, oh, wow, let's re-exploit another series about aliens at Roswell interacting with humans is just so-o-o-o-o-o sappy, except maybe for 13-year-olds and vaping teens.  If outrageously slanted commercial TV network news doesn't kill off TV as we know it, all too frequent eruptions of pustules such as Roswell, New Mexico may.