A MIND FOREVER VOYAGING THROUGH STRANGE SEAS OF THOUGHT, ALONE


This is my second blog.

My first blog chronicled my experiences over three years caring for my dad as he lived through and finally died from Alzheimer's. That is the book that is for sale.

This second blog kind of chronicles of life, what it is like to start your life over in your late 50's. After caretaking, you are damaged, file bankruptcy, and the world doesn't care what you did. After 8 months of unemployment, you wake each day knowing the world doesn't want you. Finally you do find a job, 5 weeks before homelessness, but doing what you did 30 years ago and getting paid what you did 30 years ago. So this is starting over.



The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

WHY THERE WON'T BE AN IMMIGRATION DEAL

Here are two little truths about politics and Washington.

1.  No solution will ever be offered when not having a solution means more votes
2.  The president and his party will get the credit for a solution.

Let's go back to the Civil War.  For nearly a century after the end of the war the south voted democrat more often than dead people in Chicago.  Well, the white south voted democratic,  black America loved Lincoln and the Republican Party.  Why?  Because Lincoln went to war to free the slaves, the Emancipation Proclamation says so, well, sort of, it actually only frees slaves in confederate states and then they only have to escape to union states in  order to be free and hey, while you are now here, how about a nice blue uniform.  But Lincoln signed it and got the credit for a century.

Then LBJ, probably one of the most evil corrupt racist pigs that ever lived signed the Civil Rights Law that Kennedy wanted and only passed congress because of republican votes - look it up, more dems voted against than for - and LBJ signed it and since the 1960's black America has been voting for democrats.

So you can understand why democrats have absolutely no interest in seeing an immigration bill signed by Trump.  That is the absolute last thing democrats in congress want.  They want to go into the 2018 elections using the lack of a bill to try and retake congress.  That is what they want - to use the issue until 2020 and when a democrat gets into office, then they can do a blanket amnesty and lock up another 30 to 50 million democratic voters, formerly known as illegal aliens.

The one thing I don't understand is why black members of congress and black America is going along with this.  The larger the latino population, the larger the moslem population, the less dems will need the black population.

Imagine in 2018 if black Americans woke up to 50+ years of being snookered and switched in mass to the Republican Party.

Of course, the republicans could just write their own bill, they have control of congress, well sort of, but could pass a bill granting amnesty to dreamers, rounding up the criminals and sending them back, building the wall, and Trump could sign it....

Okay, fantasyland for sure.  More likely to have a flying saucer land on the White House lawn and have transgender aliens from Uranus disembark asking for asylum than expect the republicans to be organized and support their president.






Saturday, January 13, 2018

I'M OFFENDED!

So, the president may have called some countries in Africa and the Americas 'shitholes' and the left is absolutely bonkers, they are running out of adjectives in their little red book at this point.

Meanwhile, if you visited Haiti, or Venezuela, or Mexico or Nigeria, or Zimbabwe; you'd probably think 'what a shit hole' too.  I'm sorry, didn't mean to omit the Middle East.

What is the problem?  That the president said certain parts of the planet are in the crapper and that is why tens of millions of people are trying to get into the US because their country sucks.  And everyone outside of the Virginia to Boston corridor and Hollywood knows it and understands it and thinks the president is correct in his observation.

I mean, when was the last time we had an issue with a Swiss citizen trying to sneak into the US or overstay a VISA?  Duh.

Ask yourself this question:  how bad does the USA have to become to make you pack up what you can carry on your back and do whatever it takes to get you and your loved ones into another country?  Think about that for awhile and build how bad it has to get here and when you think you've reached that point, that is how bad, or worse, all these other countries are that people are trying to escape.

What I find so odd is the nearly fainting outrage in the media to the president using the term shithole and yet didn't so much as bat an eyelash when small investigations into the Clinton Foundation and their Haiti relief fund found tens of millions of dollars coming in, much less headed to Haiti, and the contracts with companies to help rebuild Haiti and there is nothing that gets rebuilt or built new.

How many hundreds of millions has the US poured into Haiti, Mexico, etc etc etc and they never get any better, unless you are the leader of the country, then you get a nice Swiss account for your retirement.

Why is Haiti still such a disaster?  Not a money issue in terms of what was provided and donated.  Has to be 'the system'.  Why, in a continent  with the riches Africa holds such a cesspool of disease, corruption, and poverty.  Africans should be one of the wealthiest continents on the planet, but instead it is a shithole of disease, some of which is probably some experiment, corrupt leaders who slaughter people without feeling so much as a dip in their soul, wars, no plumbing.

Let's face it, if you went to the average African, Middle Eastern, South American country and spent a month you'd be thinking shit hole too.

And they are designed to be shitholes for a reason.   And,  I could be a real jerk and ask a simple question:  Name in the last 2000 years a country predominately black, run by a black government, that has been out front on education, technology, life styles, philosophy, agriculture, anything?  How about a Latin country.  Heck, even Asia, you have Japan and China but name something since the abacus that was invented?  Japan and China are great at copying and perfecting what others have created, not so good at innovation though.

Is there a cultural reason for all of this?

And let's face it, there are parts of this country that are pretty much shit holes too.  Those areas of every major city where jobs haven't existed in decades, areas of Appalachia where the only thing anyone ever did was work in the mines but now those mines are closed.

And I bet a map showing the changes will show those shit holes growing year after year after year.

And. once again, it's the use of a word that people find offensive, not the corruption, waste, and instigated wars; that is okay.  Just don't call it a shit hole.

And I find that offensive.


Friday, January 12, 2018

THE GRAND TOUR


Okay, last week I made fun of how fat Jeremy, Richard, and James had gotten.  Clearly that free shipping with Amazon Prime is crumpet heaven of some sorts across the pond.

But today, I want to say thank you.

I lay awake last night for hours, just staring at the ceiling.  In the middle of the night when I hit the head, I saw one of his squeezy toys and squeezed it a couple of times, almost thinking he would sudden appear back in this reality, ready to play.

This morning has not been better.  Big payday today with all the over time hit my checking account, don't give a shit.

Shit.  I have sighed a million times the last 24 hours, always followed by the word shit.  All I say or do.  Like just now when I realized I never took a shower yesterday, did I eat?

Then remembered new episode of Grand Tour comes out today so I decided to watch it while I lay on the couch.

And they made me laugh.  Not once, not twice, but many times; belly bouncing can't catch my breath laughter.

Tomorrow is another day, this too shall pass, I will survive putting my dog to sleep too.  Again.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

DEATH IS NEVER EASIER; PART 2

Do you know how many times I got up today and made sure I wasn't going to step on the dog?  Or to feed him?  Or to take him for his walk?  I use to carry a half empty glass of water from the living room to the kitchen and would always pour the water into his bowl.  Started to do that 3 times today.

I am amazed at what a mess I was at the vet.  I knew this was probably going to be the result of the visit, known for a week, and still, I couldn't speak two sentences without choking up.

And yet, sitting on the floor, the dogs head in my lap, dead, and the thought crossed my mind "if I'd been a millennial, I'd probably of taken 4 dozen selfies of this and be posting them on Facebook this evening"

Why am I still here?  On Earth.  In Colorado.  I don't really like it here, but I'm kind of stuck.  And today, laying on the couch, staring at the ceiling for hours, it is all unravelling.  Do I really want to ride from Colorado to WV and back on a bike to take my mom's ashes back to WV?  Would she really give a crap if I put them in Colorado?  Why do I live paycheck to paycheck, socking 10% away for a retirement I probably won't have because I'm either not going to live that long or the house of cards will crash.  The idea of a 2020 bike trip might derail or end my career where I work and I put other things off 'till after the trip'.  Do I really want to spend 1500 bucks this year getting a new power steering pump, cat convertor, and a few other things on a car I would have a hard time getting 2k for if I tried to sell it?

Or do I hang the 2020 trip, sell current car for 500 and there are a couple of nice Saabs on sale locally between 3 and 4k but I'd probably wait for another Volvo and after some time get another dog.  Then just keep working to 65 and hope I can stick around longer.  Live simple with a dog and a manual transmission.  Seriously, that is what I really want in life, a good dog and a car with a manual trans.

And I could have it all now if I gave up the 2020 trip.

Yea, that's an idea, get another dog so I can go thru this again in 8 to 15 years.

Round and round it's going in my head today.  I'm missing my dog. Badly.

Sorry about not taking selfies of the dog and me at the vet today.  Clearly, I wasn't thinking normally.

DEATH IS NEVER EASIER

Well, 2018 is off to a flying start.

Taking a weeks vacation and could not have come at a better time.  Last call I took the college girl got a new computer for Xmas from her parents, she left the computer in the trunk of her car for a couple of days during the Alberta Clipper when temps didn't see zero for a high and now has discovered a crack in the computer and wants <name of company withheld> to replace.  Did not buy insurance plan which would have covered and after arguing begging crying threatening and asking if I could sell her the insurance plan now and I explained I could but since I know it's already broken I would get fired for that and she replied, " I don't care".

Which brings up the question; should the spoiled brat be spanked for the first time in her life or should we spank her parents for raising such a spoiled entitled brat.

Fortunately, the next day started my week off.

Last night I was leaving the sushi bar with take out and I apparently cut the corner to quickly and my left ankle twisted badly and I did a face plant on the sidewalk, no, didn't spill the sushi.  But today ankle and foot hurt, both wrists hurt and the right knee hurts along with other muscles and bones not feeling real good.

And you know what?  That is the good news.

Bosco has gone on to be with his grandpa.





About three or four months ago, notice he was appearing to get fat.  Wasn't eating as much or as well.  Turns out he had a big ass tumor and I could have spent 3k for surgery to determine if it could be removed and he might make it or last a few weeks or months.

So I had to have him put to sleep this morning.

You would think after taking care of my mom for 6 years, lifting her out of a bed to get on a toilet to the Hospice which turned out to be Swedish for Euthanasia, since my previous border collie Barkley and the story of him passing, to taking care of my dad for 4 years as he went thru the process of dying from Alzheimers, this would be easier.

Death is never easier.  I could not stop crying.  One of the gifts I received taking care of my dad, whatever firewall or fuses existed in my head to not cry, to be a man, blew out with his Alzheimers and now I cry easily.  Today it flowed like a river.

I don't know if I would have made it thru taking care of my dad if we had not gotten Bosco when we moved to Colorado, he was great with my dad and meant the world to me.  And now he is gone.

The apartment is void of life.

And life just keeps moving on, indifferent.



Yep, 2018 sucks so far.

Thank you Bosco.  See you in the afterlife one day, at the end of the Rainbow Bridge.  Along with Jock, Daisy, Kahlua, and Barkley.  You were a good dog, a loyal dog and will not be forgotten.

All dead
all dead
at the rainbow's end
and still I hear her own sweet song
all dead
all dead
take me back again
you know my little friend's
all dead.....and gone.......all dead.......and gone

Her ways are always with me
I wander all the while
but please you must forgive me
I am old but still a child

All dead all dead
but I should not grieve
in time it comes to everyone
all dead all dead
but in hope I breathe
of course I don't believe
you're dead.........and gone..........all dead..........and gone.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

WORST BLOG POSTING I'VE EVEN POSTED, I THINK

Interesting story this morning about the attempted attack on Russian bases in Syria.  Seems they detected a drone attack, with nearly 2 dozen drones launched towards two bases and each drone is believed to have carried a fairly big size bomb.

Can ISIS members just walk into stores and buy drones large enough to carry bombs?  Do they have Humus and Drone Marts all over the Middle East for terrorists to buy drones?
Please tell me our country is not selling drones to ISIS, still.

Fortunately, or unfortunately, Russia was able to bring down the drones, mostly by anti aircraft but a couple by hacking the signal and landing them.  So they probably know where they came from.

Hacking the signal.  Hacking the signal.  The epitaph of the future of our planet.  We were not amused to death, Roger Waters, no, we died from hacking the signals.

But no, seriously, your driverless car will be perfectly safe.  Or the driverless trucks, ships, planes, buses, etc.  Perfectly safe.  No need to worry about hacking the signal.

Anyone get a picture of all of our advance military suddenly being made waste metal by someone 'hacking the signal' - oh wait, that was BattleStar Galactica - TV - never mind - it's not like Sci-Fi ever predicts the future accurately.

I wonder if our military systems use Intel Chips?

All of which brings us to Oprah For President.

I suppose I should support it, me being the person who supports anything that causes absolute chaos.  I mean if she is seriously going to run, I'm going to stop investing in company stock and 401k and stock up on as much gold, silver and copper as possible, copper being the bullets, and have a nice plan for a place to hide in the mountains for a few years.

America, would you get your heads and smart phones out of your asses for just a moment.  America took a chance on Trump and while his tax reductions have kicked the economic doldrums of 10 years of Bush and the Obama miracle - the miracle how such a bad economy could stay that bad for that long - and now it seems to be taking off based on companies moving cash back to the USA and bonuses being given by some companies.

But is Trump a good president?  Really can't say yet.  But Oprah?

Do you really want to save America?  Next election cycle, each party will hold debates.  Find the quietest, fumbling, lousy public speaker who is currently in a 3rd term as governor and elect that person.  Why?  Because 30 years ago Agasi was wrong, style is not everything, substance is everything.  And the bimbos and retards that make up the majority of the countries population now judge only on style and we need some substance.

I mean think about what is coming.  In 2018, the constant 2 years of Trump bashing by the media will have an effect and it's possible the dems will take over congress.  And they will then move to impeach Trump.  Probably try to get Pence too, since next in line is the speaker of the house and that would be a democrat, but let's just stick with impeaching Trump.

That is going to seriously piss off 60 million Americans who voted for Trump for whatever reason.  And we are not talking about 60 million spoiled brat millennials throwing rocks thru store windows and who need a teddy bear to hug when they see a word that offends them, these will be 60 million guys and gals that work hard, drive all wheel drive, and get nervous if there are less than 1000 rounds of ammo in their house.

And their truck.

And their camping cabin.

Know what I mean?

Frankly, if I were the head of Russia or China, I would not be planning a war against the US, I'd just wait, we will destroy ourselves very soon.  Oprah?

Yea, that scares them.  I hope no foreign leader dies of a heart attack or chokes on a steak laughing.

I will confess, I have never been an Oprah fan.  Want to know why?  Because I remember Phil Donahue.  I liked Phil Donahue and his show.  Then Oprah got the idea for a show and she started out scraping the gutters.  And it started eating into Donahue's ratings and then HE went into the gutter and ruined his show.

Later, after Donahue retired, Oprah announced she was taking the high road but there already was a high road, she didn't take it and now it's too frigging late, the cat is out of the bag and 80% of daytime talk shows show the absolute worst of our society starting with those 'who's your daddy' DNA tests.  And all that daytime TV is today, we owe to Oprah starting in the gutter, forcing Donahue out then when he is gone announcing she is taking the high road and I have always thought,  too late, if you really were high road, you would have started high road.

Is the caller there?

But now it gets interesting, because someone started thinking of her cabinet and came up with names like Streep, Hanks, the Rock, etc for positions and then it dawns on me that these people actually think they are superior to the rest of the country.  Yes, please, let us turn over 240 years of history to a bunch of people who did high school plays, majored in theatre if they went to college - but they have played war heroes and presidents on movies and TV's so they are well qualified.

Jeepers has the country really become that stupid?

An Oprah presidency will be Obama 2.0 on steroids.  You think Oprah could get Toyota to cancel their Mexico plant and build it in the US?  Exactly how many jobs will Oprah create for black America?  Hey, she only needs to be +1 job to put Obama's record to shame.

Imagine a US with open borders, 30 million illegals from the south, the mideast, and Africa becoming citizens and guaranteeing 50 years of Democratic Party control of government?

Jeepers, has the country really become that stupid?

But I will tell you this much.  If this economy takes off, people who lost jobs during the Obama miracle and have been working minimum wagey type jobs can get better paying jobs, if construction is booming and manufacturing is booming and sales are booming and Trump can work out an immigration plan that allows dreamers but sends others back and half a wall is complete - Oprah won't stand a chance.

All Trump has to do to win reelections is ask 1.  Do you have a job or better job today than you had under the democrats?  2.  Do you make more money today than you did under Obama?  3. Do you feel more secure today that your job will be here tomorrow than you did under Obama?  If you answered yes to those questions, why the hell would you vote to go back to the Obama economy?

I'm sorry, this country might survive, heck, maybe even flourish for 4 years of Trump, but if Oprah is next, it's over.  Prep now, pray constantly,  and be ready to head for the hills.

Is this all Pat Paulsen's fault?

Friday, January 5, 2018

RANDOM OBSERVATIONS FROM AN ADDLED MIND

So republicans who seem to always push the states rights for almost every topic under the sun, suddenly are not so state's rights when it comes to states that legalize pot.  Funny how that happens.

And speaking of the government, I'm confused about something.  After Katrina, the US Government Homeland Security built over a dozen FEMA camps around the US so that in the future when tragic events like Katrina occur, the good ol' USA will have a place to move all the victims of the storms, floods, earthquakes, etc.

Yet, did you hear of a single person being evacuated or housed at a FEMA camp from the hurricanes that hit Houston or Florida?

If they aren't being used for what we were told they were to be built for, why did we build them?

I wonder when Europe is going to wake up to the US role in it's destruction.  Bush Jr. goes into Iraq and Afghanistan, creating refugees.  Obama, not to be outdone by Bush, blows thru the Middle East, upsets and overthrows the governments in Egypt and Libya which spreads and next thing you know tens of millions of people are trying to escape from over a dozen moslem countries flooding Europe with refugees it cannot afford, will not assimilate and creating absolute destruction of the cultures of the European countries.  I wonder when Europe realizes the US foreign policy is behind their destruction?

Globalism: Turning first world countries into third world countries so future slavery will be color blind.  Swedes working next to Mexicans working next to Arabs working next to French for the betterment of the elite.

Think about this, whenever you see 'third world countries' they move along by old cars and bikes or scooters.  Look at the changes in Europe and the US and you see more and more people commuting by bikes and scooters, with electric bikes the future - forget about Telsa and the electric car, the future will be the majority of the people in this country moving around by bikes.

Most decades look like the previous decade with slight changes, it's when you compare non consecutive decades, you see the jumps that have been made.  Just compare the 80's to this current decade. Phone booths and land lines replaced by cell phones.  Huge change?  You bet, back in the 80's when you left work you left work.  Now most people are 'at work' 24/7.  So what if fun is to go back and start connecting dots and then moving forward, where will it be and end?

In the 2030's, most will not be able to own or afford a car; AI driven cars will be at our call for pick up to take us from A to B; but some will not want to ride in AI cars and will turn to electric cycles to travel.  Car dealerships, no longer exist, most mechanics will be out of work or moved to open bike dealerships/repair centers.  Amazon, soon to buy Target it is rumored, will control retail and possibly pharmaceuticals and groceries and so on and so on.  You won't 'go' to the store, the stores will come to you and make deliveries of everything you need.

Adding to previously published blog here:  The problem with grocery shopping and deliveries is people like to shop, to go down aisles, stores make a lot of money on impulse buying; but online grocery shopping will not take off until you can create a 3D Virtual Reality walk thru the grocery store, pick up what you want and place in the cart and the store registers what you bought, even down to the weight and marble on the steak.

Once we get to that point, then no one will shop at the store anymore; why risk catching a cold?

I have no idea what people will do with their time.  Because there will not be many jobs.  Robots and AI are going to eliminate, within 20 years, about 50% of the jobs, more by the next decade.  So how you will afford the deliveries is beyond me unless they make some sort of universal income program which is already being discussed.

And before you think cool, trust me, that universal income will be just quite not enough to live on.

And when AI controls everything, when AI runs economies, surgeries, the law profession, the military, are the cops, the soldiers, the doctors, what will happen when people realize AI is making life and death decisions based on their algorithms as to whether you should live or die?

Will AI at least have the courtesy to defriend you on Facebook before it eliminates you for obsolescence?

We are living something of an illusion in America.  And Europe.  Most of us have no conception of the struggles it takes to live and die in Russia, China, India, Africa or South America.  Oh sure, some think they do because they watched a special on PBS while sipping their evening B&B, but we are clueless and ignorant and we were designed to be clueless and ignorant.

Have you been reading the 'former' execs at Google and Facebook talking about how the web is designed using behavior mod to addict users?  Same way TV has slowly over 40 years produced less 'showtime' and more commercial times to where the average person cannot focus today for more than about 8 minutes without needing a 'commercial break'?

Sometimes, I think the whole HS, college, job, marriage, mortgage, kids thing is part of the whole system trap.  Other times I see it now as humanities protection against the world, the assurance of survival versus the comings and goings of governments.  Sometimes I think how in the 30's thru the 80's businesses provided pensions in order to control the populace, you go along because you are promised income and health care in retirement - then in the 80's pensions died on the vine and 401k's were created so now we all play this 10% into a market that no individual stands a chance of figuring out because AI is making trades so large and so fast and we all just pray the charade lasts long enough.

Sometimes I think.... and other times I wish I didn't.  I think not, therefore I am clueless and happy.

I'm not afraid
Of anything in this world
There's nothing you can throw at me
That I haven't already heard

I'm just trying to find
A decent melody
A song that I can sing
In my own company

I never thought you were a fool
But darling look at you
You gotta stand up straight
Carry your own weight
These tears are going nowhere baby

You've got to get yourself together
You've got stuck in a moment
And now you can't get out of it

Don't say that later will be better
Now you're stuck in a moment
And you can't get out of it

I will not forsake
The colors that you bring
The nights you filled with fireworks
They left you with nothing

I am still enchanted
By the light you brought to me
I listen through your ears
Through your eyes I can see

And you are such a fool
To worry like you do
I know it's tough
And you can never get enough
Of what you don't really need now
My, oh my

You've got to get yourself together
You've got stuck in a moment
And you can't get out of it

U2


Monday, January 1, 2018

139th ANNUAL NEW YEARS PREDICTIONS BLOG

Yes, America's oldest New Years Predictions Blog is back for it's 139th attempt and getting something right.  So off to the races for another combination of nouns, verbs, and misplaced prepositional phrases  to produce another blog of absolutely unintelligent  jibberish for my imaginary readers (why do I always get a picture in my head of a scene from the movie Gremlins when I type 'imaginary readers').

1.  Relax.  America will not attack North Korea until the Winter Olympics in South Korea are over in February. Too much money still to be pocketed by the elite while South Korea will look back a year or two from now and wonder why they lost millions on the deal with Goldman Sachs.

2.  And no, Alex, there will not be a false flag attack on the Winter Olympics made to look like NK did the dirty deed for our excuse to launch war on NK.  Well, there won't be now because I've blown the whistle on the whole operation, sorry Goldman Sachs.

3.  The Cubs begin year two of their rebuild for their next World Series Championship in 2121.

4.  Donald Trump will sign legislation  on March 23rd forcing all companies to pay a year or two severance pay to any fired employee like all these recently unemployed pro football coaches.

5.  Beginning March 24th, millions of employees stop going to work.  State DMV offices are the only fully staffed offices in country.

6.  Blogger Barkley Pontree admits in first television interview that the scene from Gremlins he thinks of every time is not the scene from the movie theater but the scene of Phoebe Cates in her red bathing suit.  Barkley Pontree later goes into hiding when hundreds of outraged imaginary readers, all looking like Phoebe Cates in the red bikini,  start whipping him with albatross feathers for getting the movie wrong.

7.  After granting permanent residency for 10million Dreamers, removing 20 million other illegal aliens back to their home countries, defeating NK in a 3 day war, unemployment dropping to 0%, wages increasing 10%, fixing the Ozone Layer, and Melinda finding a cure for cancer which she gave away free to everyone,  Democrats vote to impeach Donald Trump for ordering a black russian at a Thanksgiving.

8.  Media outlets sue President Trump because they were offended he mocked on Twitter their breaking news story that Donald Trump is an alien from the planet Baldergoosh.

9.  Recognizing that 80% of traffic on Twitter is produced by President Trump's twits and the responses to those twits, Twitter announces they are changing the company name to Trumpeters and people will no longer twit but will trump.

10.  By next year, this blog will disappear from the internet so I can claim 100% accuracy next year.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

DREAMERS

Dreamer, you know you are a dreamer
Well, can you put your hands in your head? Oh no



My understanding is a dreamer is someone born in another country that was brought here to the USA when they were little tykes and their parents decided to break the law and illegally come to the United States.  They have grown up in the USA, went to school here, and many have no memory of their birth country.  This is the only country and life they know.

Is it fair to send them back?  No, it's not.

But Dreamers are all anyone talks about when it comes to immigration, and there is a reason for that - to cover up the other 70% of people here illegally.

See, most people would agree with letting dreamers stay and get citizenship - it's the others that the majority of Americans will say 'send them back home' and the amnesty people don't want this conversation.

I said, "Far out, what a day, a year, a life it is"
You know, well you know you had it comin' to you
Now there's not a lot I can do


The problem is not dreamers, the problem goes much deeper.  First, let's talk about those parents who came over.  They've lived here 20, 25, 30 years now, illegally.  Do we send them home?

Frankly, I'd say yes.  Just because you get away with a crime for 25 years doesn't mean you get a free pass for it and the future.  Congrats on getting away with it, now take what cash and stuff you got and go home.

Is that cold?  Is that fair?  The problem with this issue is no matter what is done, it won't be fair, to someone.

Then we got the pregnant lady stepping over the border while in labor and having a kid in the USA.  Or getting on a plane headed to the US and even if popping the kid over the Pacific when it lands in the USA that makes it a US citizen.  Most other countries got rid of this years ago, but good ol' USA just keeps handing that little baby it's US citizenship.  Of course, the mother gets to stay and here is where it gets real good.  Now they can get the dad, siblings, both sets of the parents parents, the grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins all get this front of the line invite to come on down and move into the USA.

Can't do anything about this other than no longer allow it to happen.

If I could see something
You can see anything you want, boy
If I could be someone
You can be anyone, celebrate, boy


And herein lies the other conflict:  What to do about the people here illegally and what to do to prevent further invasion from north, east, south, and west of our border.  They keep trying to tie the two together to get the best deals, defined in Washington has highest payout to members of congress with highest screwing of the average American.

Of course, one simple test is to wait for the next World Cup and see whether a person puts up and roots for the USA or do they wave the flag of their home country and root from them, if the latter, send them back!

Okay, that was a joke, well, no, actually a pet peeve would be more accurate.

So this is the mess we are in.  Sure, we can blame BushClintonBushObama and all the members of congress who let this invasion happen, but now pretend you actually have to deal with it, that we have a president that actually thinks he should fulfill some of the promises he made while running for the office.

But how to fix this mess?  I'm not sure what I would do if I were the president.  Dreamers stay, everyone else go?  All these 'Obama Refugees' back home?  Once you start making exceptions, and there will be thousands of valid exceptions for safety and political religious reasons, but then where do you draw a line?  People will be claiming their neighbors threatened to kill them so they have to stay.

And, in all cases involving Washington, you have to pay attention to the money - specifically, the money that flows to members of congress.  Corporations love cheap labor, well, they want free labor but that is still a few decades away; so corporations big and small want those illegals from Mexico, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia; oh the tech industry loves those Indians who code for curry and rice.

Why, when arguments are being made, does no one point out that the media and democrats are in bed with evil corporations who want cheap 'slave' labor and support all this illegal immigration.  Or does corp America ever stop to think that all their efforts to cut labor costs by supporting illegal aliens will be producing millions and millions of votes for the Democratic Party who will then turn around and increase costs on corporations through higher taxes and environmental regulations?

Nobody ever connects the dots.

Look at Germany, France, and Sweden right now.  Sweden has become a cesspool.  Not long ago, I thought it would be a real hoot to move to Sweden - now, wouldn't take a free vacation to Sweden.  Their open border policy has produced a hellhole of Moslems overtaking entire neighborhoods and cities.  Concerts next summer in Sweden will be 'Women Only" due to the rampant rapes that have occurred. France, Sweden, Germany and Britain have "No Go" areas where police and fire avoid and if they do go in are attacked.

Are you that naive, my imaginary readers, that you think this isn't going to happen here?  It will be worse.  Right now many cities have DMZ's where police only go in via large numbers.  We are going to split in so many more ways than Sweden or France.  Will we have Black only, Latino only, Moslem only, White only towns cities and states before this is all over?

What ever we do on immigration - remove all illegals to amnesty for everyone to nothing, it has reached the point where whatever we do, it will not be fair, it will not be pretty, and it will probably not be real peaceful.

Well, if I could do something
You can do something
If I could do anything
But can you do something out of this world?

Take a dream on a Sunday
Take a life, take a holiday
Take a lie, take a dreamer
Dream, dream, dream, dream, dream along

Dreamer, dream, dream along
C'mon and dream and dream along
C'mon and dream and dream along
C'mon and dream and dream along

Friday, December 29, 2017

THE GRAND FAT

Anyone watch Amazon's The Grand Tour?  It's the blokes that use to be on Top Gear and now have their show on Amazon and I just watched another episode this morning and came away from the show thinking, man, are those dudes getting fat.

You can see it when they drive around, the cars tilting on the passenger sides of the car, because across the pond they have the steering wheel on the wrong side of the car to facilitate their ability to drive on the wrong side of the road.  And then they time the cars around and I'm thinking are they tearing the weight, torque, and times to account for the extra weight?

And the punch line is all the time Jeremy makes fun of Americans for being fat, you could put a bus stop under that belly overhang of his and nobody would ever get wet.

WE HAVE A NEW TAX PLAN!  REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS ACTUALLY FIGURED OUT HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY WRITE, VOTE AND PASS A BILL!!!!!

Okay, it did take a re-vote in the House because somebody screwed it up but now we all have more money coming in our paychecks next year.  Yippee!!!

Here is what bugs me though, the media.  They all said it was the biggest overhaul of the tax system since the Reagan Tax Plan and I'm like, uh, no.  Apparently the media thinks an overhaul to the tax plan only occurs when actual taxpayers see a cut in taxes.  We have not been paying the tax plan of Reagan since 1990.  Bush Senior raised taxes and re allowed many deductions for the wealthy.  Clinton when running in 1992 promised a tax cut for middle class then cried on screen saying he tried, tried harder than anything he'd ever done to cut the taxes on the middle class but just could not do it - then raised them.  Bush Jr., raised taxes and Obama, oh that good little icon of liberalism, well technically your healthcare costs going from 300 a month to 800 a month is not a tax according to the blackmailed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, but there was certainly less money to spend.

This was not the biggest overhaul to the tax system in 30 years, this was the biggest reset of the tax system since Reagan.  But interesting how the debate is framed in the media.

Speaking of Clinton, Bush, and Obama; Trump is catching a ton of flack for planning to move our embassy to Jerusalem like he promised when he campaigned.  So let's join Mr. Peabody and the WayBack Machine and go back and hey look - when Clinton ran for president in 1992, he promised to move our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem!  And didn't.

Bush Jr. in 2000 promised to move our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and ..... didn't.

And yes, imaginary readers, Barak Obama promised to move our embassy to Jerusalem when he ran for president in 2008.

Trump - he actually is doing what he promised.  Like with tax cuts.  Now if he'd only build that wall as he promised.

News of interest, big story of abuse and rape in nursing homes and how prevalent it is and how difficult it is to deal with.  Witnesses and victims are normally mentally incompetent and make bad witnesses for cops and officials.

By the way, here is a tip for imaginary readers.  If you wonder when you die if you will go to heaven or hell and if you work as a caretaker for the elderly and if you even think, let alone act, on some impulse that says it would be a good idea to have sex with an elderly person, you are going to Hell.  Hell Hell Hell.

I'd love to ask such a person what their thought process was that led up to the moment you think pulling down the Depends on an 98 year old woman so you could stick your pecker in her.  I'd really like to ponder such a thought process - then I will shoot the person right between the eyes.

That is one reason I took care of my folks.  Because if you ever sit and really think thru what possibly could happen that would make me go off the deep end and go on  a mass killing spree, that would have been my answer.  Putting a parent in a home and then finding out the workers had beaten or raped one of my parents and I would have loaded up everything I had and went to town on the employees of such a place.

Fortunately, was able to take care of my folks myself and they were safe all the way till the end.

And people think there is no evil, no Satan, no demons in the world - bad news folks, there are more and more satanic minions running around today than at any time in history.

Look at the men in drug cartels and what they do to people when they kill them.  How can anyone with a soul do that to another human being?

Everything is interconnected, which means the blokes on the Grand Tour, as they gain weight, the evil on the planet is increasing.  Coincidence?  I don't think so.

Friday, December 22, 2017

HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY DEBBIE BRADY

Okay, why do I remember this?


It was late in December, the sky turned to snow
All round the day was going down slow
Night like a river beginning to flow
I felt the beat of my mind go
Drifting into time passages
Years go falling in the fading light
Time passages
Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight



Went to school one year and one month with Debbie Brady, 7th and a month of 8th.  But her birthday is one week after mine and for reasons I can't fathom, that has stuck.  And I'm not posting this on exact dates less someone steal an identity.

So happy birthday Debbie Brady, hope you are well and life went well for you.

And yes, my imaginary readers, that means I also turned 60 this month.  I think that is why I haven't done much writing.  In spite of my best efforts, I could not help floating back in time, looking over my life.


Well I'm not the kind to live in the past
The years run too short and the days too fast
The things you lean on are the things that don't last
Well it's just now and then my line gets cast into these
Time passages
There's something back here that you left behind
Oh time passages
Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight


I don't like self actualization or self this or self that.  I try to drive thru life with no rearview mirrors.  But hitting 60 it all kind of dropped off and you start looking at life, thinking about life, a couple of regrets of things I did,  most regrets are the things you did not do.

See, the problem is this, you start yanking and pulling at threads and the next thing you know the tapestry of your life can become unraveled in ways you can't imagine.  So I don't yank, I don't pull, I'm alive, have a job, roof over head, and healthy.  Better off than many.

And, in the end, I am kind of happy.  Well, maybe serene would be a better word.  And I can look in the mirror and not have to look away - I live like a monk and I am at peace with who I am.

And I don't mean some of those catholic monks with congressional tastes for young boys or girls.

See, I never had the dreams and goals of most people.  I lost my dream of being a baseball player by 20.  I lost the dream of a love of my life and we would spend life together by 25.

My only ambitions till in my 40's was to be healthy and happy.  Then, it became holy and healthy.  Now it is still holy and healthy and a manual transmission.

So I've learned not to judge by bank accounts, careers, etc; that is not who I am, who we are.

Mostly what I enjoyed about the trip to the past was finding pictures of slides and playgrounds we grew up on in the 50's and 60's; before lawyers and bean counters took over everything and ruined life for children forever.

Ride by a playground today and you see swings with seatbelts, slides almost 5 feet high, no wonder millenials are such snowflakes.

Back in the 50's and 60's, playgrounds were passages of manhood.  Playgrounds had multitudes of ways to get hurt, to scare, to test.  Our grade school had a slide with 10 or 12 steps to the top, a metal slide which burned your legs and butt in the summers, and if you fell you fell to concrete - I don't remember any kids dying or getting badly hurt.

There was a park in Blue Island, why do I feel I've written about this before, awe gosh, am I repeating myself now, had a slide with 24 twelve inches between steps to the top, then two slides to choose from to slide down, well until we were a little older and crawled over the railing to slide down the poles like we were firemen.

These were rights of passage for kids. And remembering it brings a smile to my face.

The point of all of this is I have not been writing much because I didn't want to blather about all of the retrospection.

Well the picture is changing
Now you're part of a crowd
They're laughing at something
And the music's loud
A girl comes towards you
You once used to know
You reach out your hand
But you're all alone, in these
Time passages
I know you're in there, you're just out of sight
Time passages
Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A DAY OFF

Well, looking at a three day weekend, how do I spend  an extra day?  I know!   I'll get high and watch Pink Panther cartoons all day!

Sigh, once upon a time I would have thought that a good idea and a day well spent.  When did I grow up?

Speaking of children and their urges, it just keeps getting funnier.

First this whole work guys and gals and behavior.  Let's start with Roy Moore - I have not made up my mind on this one.  Historically, I believe the women, sorry but it's true.  I know not every guy who's been accused by a woman is/was guilty and it creates an unfair burden on the guy to prove he did not do something eons ago.  So in Moore's case, suddenly a gaggle of geese come forward right before the special election for the senate: not during the primary, not during his run for governor, not during his run for state supreme court, etc.  Why?  Has the current mood and news stories empowered these women to have the courage now to step forward?  A better chance of being believed?  Well, could be, but then again, if that were the case, how come it is ONLY Moore?  There should be several/many women about many different men in politics.  So that has me scratching what is left of my hair and then we find out that a woman comes forward with Gloria Allwoodhead and I don't know about you, my imaginary reader(s) but I am of the opinion that when she is involved it's probably best to conclude the opposing side is probably the one telling the truth.  So anyways they have this yearbook where ol' dumb ass 30 something Roy signs a high school yearbook with his signature and title.

'Cept, when he knew her and was suppose to be signing the year book, that was not his title.  It was, however, his title in 1999 when he was the judge in a divorce case that was decided in the hubby's favor, and lo an behold, guess who the woman was?  Yep, very same one saying she was sexually messed with as a teenager with Roy Moore, who if both are true didn't mind the guy she dated when she was a teenager presiding over her divorce and when she ends up losing did not come out and announce the verdict should be tossed because she was involved with the judge when she was just a small lass.

So, did he really sign her yearbook back then with letters after his name that were not true, or did they take that signature off the divorce paperwork when that was his title, and super impose it on the yearbook?  I'm sure nobody is going to get the chance to check the yearbook to verify the signature.

And if she is lying in a very organized way then are the other women?  This is where the yarn starts getting tangled in the diorama in my head.  I guess it would be best to just go ahead and vote for Moore if you were planning to before all this, he can always be tarred, feathered and hung later on.  But if he drops or loses and later we find this was all a political lie to destroy the man, not much you can do about it then.

And if there is an organized effort that successfully derails Moore, guess what will be coming up in the future?  If it worked once.....

After all, all those members of the media never get in trouble for lying and reporting false stories.  They are just following procedures.

Now, let me change the subject for a moment and ask this, what do all the Hollywood men being accused of all these sexual advances have in common.  Well, let's see, they are men, have lots of money and power, and, oh yea, they all voted for Bill Clinton, twice.

Let's go get Peabody and Sherman and take a trip to the WayBack Machine and go back to the 90's.  Back then we had this really cool baby boomer as president, he played the sax, ate McDonalds and everybody loved him.  Okay, that is not totally true, after all, he only got 43% of the vote in 92 and 49% in 96 thanks to Ross Perot running in both elections to split the republican vote and if Perot had not been in the race in 92 Bill Clinton would have lost to GHWB the 1st and history would be so different today.

Next time you talk to a stupid liberal type, wait, is that redundant, point out that no Clinton running for president ever got to 50% of the vote, make them look it up and watch them wet themselves.  Then again, don't think GW the 2nd ever got 50% either.   Obama did both times, another example of how the majority just means most of the people are wrong.

But the liberals of the world loved Bill Clinton, pro abortion, pro gays, pro everything every college professor would approve of in a president..  So when a woman stepped forward, Gennifer Flowers and talked about a long term affair with the jazzman, they said so what, she's a slut.  And when Paula Jones came out with her story of 'hey baby, kiss it', the liberals, talking heads and college professors said, 'so what, she's trailer trash'.  And when Juanita Broaderick came out and said then governor of Arkansas raped her, the liberal pencil necks said ' she's a liar, don't believe her, she wants to write a book or something'.  And when news broke on Monica, the liberals said 'she's a liar, she's a fat slut, took advantage of him, wants to write a book' blah blah blah.  Then the blue dress shows up with seed stains and then the liberal media really came out blaring against the woman as being psycho.

That is why I always kind of admired Lewinsky, how she survived that and didn't end up dead or screwed up to the max is an amazing story of courage and intestinal fortitude.  How did she answer the question "so, tell me about your last job.  what did you do?  what made you stand out as a presidential intern?"

So what?  It does not affect his job etc etc etc.  They made every excuse in the book to cover Bill Clinton's ass.   Of course, later it would be known that many of these talking heads were a little on the dinky side of life, cheating on their own spouses, chasing the babes around the office themselves so they might have had something of a skewed opinion for personal self serving reasons but in the end, we should not pay attention to any of this because his work and personal life are separate, blah blah blah they blathered.

And, now this is where it really starts splitting my side, many of these today outraged Hollywood women could not get enough of Bill Clinton when he was president.  And to all of them and whoever is still reading this, WHAT THE HELL DID YOU THINK WAS GOING TO HAPPEN???

You, those Hollywood Streeps, Chers, and other chicks of plastic surgeons, YOU sent the message that if you support all the right things, you can play with and show us your Uncle Willy all you want.  It was so cute!  You not only didn't condemn the behavior, you approved of it, made jokes about it, made it cool to cheat on wife and get BJ's from girls that weren't born yet when you were in grad school and taking those long walks thru Harlem on layovers at the airport.

You adored Clinton, you heaped awards on Clinton and Polanski.  And now you are upset?

And so here we are today.  Suddenly all those men who watch Bill Clinton get away with it all and spent the last 20 years giving money and speaking out for all the right liberal issues suddenly had the carpet pulled out from under their feet and are now losing everything and don't understand why.  They are not regretful for their behavior, they are confused at why everyone is making a bid deal out of it now.

Leading us to reading how commentators are frowning their brows and asking out loud if they were now wrong about Bill Clinton.

Duh, little late and a dollar short capped toothed wonders.

Of course you were wrong.  And now this is where you watch the yarn.  If the media have been an unbiased institution back in the 1990's and gone the Nixon route on Clinton, then the right wing media never would have formed, there would have been no market vacuum for a Fox News, Briebart, Drudge, Infowars.  If the media had forced Clinton out for his behavior the way it forced Nixon out, then there would have been no Hillary.  And probably no GB the 2nd.  No Obama.  I mean the whole history of life the last 30 years would be totally different.  Better?  In many ways.  Worse, probably in some for sure.  But absolutely different.

But the point is this: the medias being Clinton's pet and supporting him when he was accused of rapes, sexual assaults, sexual harassment, etc etc etc was a CAUSE of such a befuddle messy timeline and now they want to try to appear deep and wonder aloud "maybe we were wrong?".

Sorry Charlie, the majority of Americans knew back then it was wrong, the media had it wrong, and don't really care if you soul search today.

I should have gone with the getting high and watching Pink Panther cartoons.  Growing up has it's limitations.

Outside my window is a tree
Outside my window is a tree
There only for me

And it stands in the gray of the city
No time for pity for the tree or me

There is a world of pain
In the falling rain
Around me

Is there a reason for today?
Is there a reason for today?
Do you remember?

I can hear all the cries of the city
No time for pity for a growing tree

Cream

Friday, November 10, 2017

GOTTA STEP CAREFULLY IN THIS POST

Going to do something I said I wouldn't do, and technically can't do, but going to do anyways.

So here we go again.  Some mass killer owns an iPhone and the feds can't get into it.

Saw an article and this is what set me off, the statement by the DOJ person who said "all reasonable people agree" that the feds should have a backdoor access to these phones.

As soon as I see "all reasonable" I am pretty sure the person saying it actually has no valid way of arguing for what he or she wants.

Al Gore does this all the time.  He will say "all reasonable" or "all respected scientists" to frame whatever he is about to say that if you disagree, you are no reasonable or respected.  It's a classic frame and it lacks any logical foundation and is a sure sign that whatever is being said is just wrong.

So, DOJ, riddle me this.  Let's say you could get into the phone.  No, let's take a step back, let's say you could access any phone at any time remotely, and answer me this:  would the DOJ have prevented this mass murder?

No.

And if you could get into the phone, what could you discover that would bring back one life?

Nothing.

So why do you need into the phone?

They really don't.  But they want you, the people, to think they should.  Because if you give them access to this phone in this case, then the slippery slope starts and next thing you know anyone will be stopped on the street and their data collected.

Don't tell me slippery slope is a logical fallacy, the cops have been doing this for years when they pull over people and they can download the data from the phone, well, not apple phones, but the point is they are already doing it.  AND, if you use your fingerprint on an Apple device or I assume the new Face ID, guess what, the cops, the courts have ruled, can make you open the iPhone.  What they cannot do, courts have said, is make you tell them your passcode.

It's funny this is hitting the news today, the same day wikileaks released more of those CIA/NSA hacks that someone hacked from the government and stole, now giving millions of hackers across the planet access to the coolest hacking software our government could develop.

Imagine if Apple had created a hack for the feds two years ago in another terrorist/mass murder case in CA; that hack would have been, well, hacked and now free for anyone to hack anyone's iPhone.

So back to the DOJ, what they want is access to apple devices and they use the big news cases to say "any reasonable person understands this guys information should not be private" and people nod their heads because 99% of people are no longer capable of thinking for more than 6 minutes before their trained brains need a commercial interruption.

Look at the argument this way.  Moses is walking around the desert and runs into Satan.  Now put Moses at the 100 on the scale and Satan at zero.  After they argue thru the day, thru the night and thru the next day, they finally come to an agreement, Moses moves from 100 to 95 and Satan moves from 0 to 95.

Who just won?  If you say Moses, you are wrong.  Satan won.  Because once you move a person from an absolute, Moses at 100, you only have to move him off that point and after that, it's much oh so much easier to move him further and further down till one day Moses is at 10 and scratching his head wondering what happened, how did he get this far from the path.

And that happens to all of us as we go thru life, in case you were wondering where life went wrong, go back and remember the moment you moved from your absolute stance.

Well that is what the government is doing, trying to move Apple from an absolute position to just let them get into the phones of mass murders and the day Apple relents is the end of Apple as we know it.  Because tomorrow it will be for this person, then another person and the next thing you know your phone will be opened because you didn't recycle your garbage correctly.  Or are still driving a car using gasoline.

See, I'll repeat for my new imaginary readers.  Slippery slope is currently considered a logical fallacy, but should not be; the slippery slope is the sudden understanding that you are being moved from A to B to C because someone wants you at the G spot.

Wait, better reword that, let's say the M spot.

And anyone and everyone denies such conspiracies exist!

So here is the problem.  Every college graduate that took a course in psych, sociology, etc learned the term Shaping.  Shaping is when you don't try to move your rat thru the maze all at once, you break it down into smaller steps, little by little until you get the rat to do what you want.  Successive approximations to the target behavior is the definition of shaping - which is also the definition of slippery slope.  The difference?  If you are running the experiment, it's called shaping.  If you are the rat, the one being manipulated, it's called a slippery slope.

And that is what the government is attempting to do, shape us, to get us to think that the government has the right to anyones data on their phones, pads, computers, etc.  Getting onto this guys phone in Texas is not going to save anyone's life.

See, here is what we know.  THE GUY WAS NUTS.  He beat his wife, he beat his infant kid.  He got kicked out of the Air Force for these types of things and other events.  He bought animals on craigslist to use as target practice.  He escaped a mental institution.

So why was he able to buy a gun?   This is beautiful.  Because 3 times A GOVERNMENT AGENCY FAILED TO PROPERLY NOTIFY  ANOTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCY ABOUT THIS GUY AND SO HE WAS ABLE TO PASS THE FBI BACKGROUND CHECKS.

Oops.  Our tax dollars at work.

That is why this nut job was able to buy the guns, because repeated failures by the very same government that wants Apple to provide them the means to get into any iPhone.  So if you really want to know who is at fault - it's the federal governments fault this happened.  Other than the shooter himself, it's all on the federal government.  Which now makes twice the federal government has been involved in mass killings at a church, if you want to count Waco.  And I do.

My attitude?  Everyone in the country should dump whatever they are using and buy an iPhone, don't use the fingerprint or face id, put in an 8 digit passcode, memorize it, and stop the government from being able to access anyone's phones for good.  Not that it would be self serving for me to suggest that solution.

And by the way, while on the subject of manipulation, did you read the interview of one of Facebooks original founders?  It discussed how they use behavior mod in the design of facebook for the purpose of addicting the user, knowingly they designed software to brainwash you, manipulate you, addict you.

Told you Facebook, Instagram etc were evil.  Too bad all my readers are imaginary.

And I should know by now, I should know by now
I hear them call it out all around
Oh, they go ah, there's nothing to believe in
Hear them ah, just daydreams, deceiving
They'll just let you down

So what if you reached the age of reason
Only to find there was no reprieve?
Would you still be a man for all seasons?
Or would you just disbelieve?

We measure our gains out in luck and coincidence
Lanterns to turn back the night
And put our defeats down to chance or experience
And try once again for the light

Some wait for the waters of fortune to cover them
Some just see the tides of ill chance rushing over them
Some call on Jehovah, some cry out to Allah
Some wait for the boats that still row to Valhalla

While you try to accept what fates are unfolding
While some say they're sure where the blame should be falling
You look 'round for maybe a chance of forestalling
But too soon it's over and done
And the man for all seasons is lost behind the sun

I KID THEE NOT....


Read an article yesterday about the British economy.  Seems with the exit of the EU, many foreigners who've been living and working in Britain that past 10 or 15 years are now moving back to mainland Europe where they will stay in the EU.

Now this is choice, what is happening now in Britain is wages are rising, salaries, hourly rates across the board are rising and Brits who've been out of work for years are able to go back to work at better wages because all the foreign workers leaving the country.

Gee....

Thursday, November 9, 2017

THE ZOMBIE PARTY IS IN FULL SWING

Someone once defined zombies as people who walk around aimlessly, with glazed over eyes, never thinking for themselves, following orders and I thought SHAZAM! democrats are the party of the zombies!

Tuesday night, democrats are crowing over their landslide.  Except, one small problem.  First New Jersey.  It voted in a democrat governor.  So what, they almost always have a democrat for governor, two democrats for senators, a state government run by democrats. Democrats run that state the way they run Chicago.  New Jersey democrats winning back the governors mansion is not really a story.  Chris Christy being elected governor in the first place is amazing.  Getting re elected was a miracle.  But the beached whale leaving office in scandal and the democrats taking it back is not special.

And Virginia, well, that has become a democrat party state.  Shocking would  have been a republican winning there again.  The urban democrats outnumber the rural area population and it will take a serious scandal or collapse for republicans to take back Virginia.  Look at the last time a republican candidate carried Virginia.  Virginia is no longer part of the south, it's now part of the NE corridor of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Mass and Rhode Island.  All Zombies all the time.

I think the test is Alabama Senate race with Roy Moore.  And that got interesting today with several women coming forward saying nearly 40 years ago when he was in his early thirties he had a taste for young underage girls.  True?  Who knows.  Could all be dirty politics.  Could all be true too, that's the nice thing about people who run for offices, nothing would surprise me.

Speaking of which, Donna Brazille's new book certainly shows the nuts were right last fall.  First, her revelations surrounding Seth Rich being murdered and how she was afraid for her life?  And even more important, well, except to Seth Rich, is they were considering replacing Hillary on the ticket for health reasons in September, she really did have to end speeches due to coughing fits and she really did badly stumble on 9/11 and she really was in bad shape and all the 'alt right' sites were correct.

But, and this is great, she talks how the media helped cover it all up!  CNNBABCBSNYLATWP etc all worked with the DNC to cover up Hillary's health problems.

You just gotta love it.  And sorry, I hit post instead of save last night when I was not finished.

Good to see that Mel Gibson is starting to get back to work in Hollywood, I guess after seeing the number of pedophiles molesting young boys, slimy guys using the naked back rub ploy to get hot young wanna be actresses to roll in the hay, I just guess being an ugly drunk that spouts hatred towards jews could become the new cool in Hollywood.  "Sorry Mel, we don't care you are an ugly drunk, we're just happy to have a star that doesn't molest the children or corn hole the extras on the set!"

Which brings us to today's great philosophical question:  If Kevin Spacey were  being accused of molesting/raping/whatever only Hebrew men, would he be more popular in our age of anti semitism?

That funny question is deeper than I can appreciate, I suspect.

And let's not forget the king of all this perversion, a man whom Hollywood has known for decades for his taste for underage girls, Roman Polanski.  Good ol' Roman, stuck over in Europe, unable to travel to the US lest he be picked up for one of those hot tub drug booze things with a 15 year old girl and, this is where it's great, look at all these outraged actors and actresses the past few weeks, their shock that this kind of thing has been going on, and go back and google all the wonderful things they've said about Roman Polanski over the last 30 years and how unfair it is that Roman can't come back to the states to pick up this Oscar for we love him so much.

Why are Henry and Kevin and others now lepers in the movie industry that has for 30 years adored Roman Polanski?  That is deeper than anyone in Hollywood can appreciate, I suspect.


And since this week is the 50th anniversary of the release of Days of Future Past by the Moody Blues

Dawn is a feeling
A beautiful ceiling
The smell of grass
Just makes you pass
Into a dream

You're here today
No future fears
This day will last
A thousand years
If you want it to

You look around you
Things they astound you
So breathe in deep
You're not asleep
Open your mind

You're here today
No future fears
This day will last
A thousand years
If you want it to

Do you understand
That all over this land
There's a feeling
In minds far and near
Things are becoming clear
With a meaning

Now that you're knowing
Pleasure starts flowing
It's true life flies
Faster than eyes
Could ever see

You're here today
No future fears
This day will last
A thousand years
If you want it to

Friday, November 3, 2017

SO A PRIEST, A HOLLYWOOD ACTOR AND A MEMBER OF CONGRESS GO TO A CHUCKY CHEESE.....

Oh my, oh my, for the cynical politically incorrect smart ass, has there ever been a better time to be alive?

Except for all the jokes I can make up, like "This Fall, NBC brings you the best in police dramas, Kevin Spacey and Andy Dick star as undercover gay cops in Fudgepacker and Facelicks" but the problem is reality can always find something funnier than what I can make up.

The shock of many that Spacey is gay?  Seriously, wasn't there a story about 10 or 15 years ago of him being mugged outside a public restroom in London at 3am?  Duh.

How about a member of Congress has come out, no, not that kind of come out, and insisted that congress needs to investigate pedophiles in Hollywood.  Yea, that sounds like a plan, I'm sure they will get to the bottom of something but it won't be truth.  Congress should team up with the catholic priesthood to investigate pedophiles in Hollywood.  Sounds like a can't miss investigation.

Here is something that is bothering me though, well besides all the rape, molestation, etc.  Where are the child actors/actresses of the 90's?  The silence from Alyssa Milano or Christina Applegate for example?  There are two young actresses that went thru their teen years on TV and blossomed into two of the most attractive women ever produced and not a peep.  Crap, Milano is always one of those tweeting has beens in Hollywood anti Trump pro whatever is immoral twitters of stupidity but strangely silent now.  Wonder why.

And no, never watched the show Milano was in, did see some episodes of Married with Children - loved the episode where Applegate character graduates from high school and is proudly holding up her diploma in the living room then hands it to her mom and says "well, read it to me!!!".

That was funny.

This just in, Dustin Hoffman is apparently something of a creep, but now we have reached the point the Catholic Church reached when it comes out a priest is molesting underage girls and people think, well, at least it was girls.  So all the babes Dustin groped will apparently be taking a back seat now and told to shut up, at least Dustin was straight.

So what is my point this morning?  To make fun of gays?  Nope.  To make fun of pedophilia?  Nope.  To make fun of the rich and powerful using their positions to abuse children and teenagers?  Nope.

The point of all of this is the slide of our society into decadence and immorality that is now so widespread it has engulfed every facet of life in America today.  And we have brainwashed generations into a position that anyone who points out the perversion, anyone who stands up and says God is going to judge us as a nation is ridiculed by the same actors, writers, news people, politicians, etc that are the perverts.

From boardrooms to oval offices to our homes via TV, we have allowed rich powerful people to have their ways for years.  Last month, Sally Quinn, the below average reporter chick who married Ben Bradly and ran the Washington Post and wrote the religion column for years writes a book where she basically comes out as a witch of some sort and thinks three times she cursed some people who later died and literally believes she is some major witch power.  This woman ran the Washington DC social scene for 30 or 40 years, who was critical of Christianity for decades in her column, turns out to be a major witch and you don't think she has a big following in DC?

And hardly an eyebrow is raised at the news.

Wiccans and such is the fastest growing religion in America today.  Our parents and grandparents who grew up dragging the Baby boomers to churches and those BB who later rejected such religious behavior have raised X's and Mil's with no God and now here we are.

I'm suppose to be praying to God to have mercy on our nation but seriously am having a difficult time asking 'Why?'.  Why should I be praying to spare a nation of perversion, a nation that a select few are now robbing the middle class of all their earnings to support their perversions.

Oh yea, and prince William over there in England is taking after his dad and announced there are too many people on the planet, the William with two kids and another baking in the oven.  Which means what he is really saying isn't there are too many people, just too many of the wrong kind of people, you know, commoners.  There are never enough inbred wealthy snobs who never have to work a day in their life and live off the backs of the people 'beneath' them.

Baking in the oven is slang for wife pregnant, when talking about the rich and powerful, I don't assume there are not a few actually baking babies in the oven.  There are rumors of blood doping with young kids to help slow down aging and I can almost see a farm of young kids being drained of blood to supply the members of congress, the boardrooms, the Hollywood elite with fresh young blood to keep them looking young.

Laugh now, just wait.

What people never seem to understand or learn, is that when a pendulum swings, it always swings back.  Look at the roaring 20's, a time of easy money, loose morals, good times and when it swung back we had 15 years of depressions, a world war and then about 20 years of a moral society, up to the JFK killing then it started swinging back to the left and has pretty much had a free run since the late 60's to today.

You know what is fun, just think back to the 1990's and Bill Clinton and how many of these people in the news today were supporters of Clinton, who's list of women he sexually abused is longer than my, um, arm.   Bill Clinton made whipping out Uncle Willy cool, everyone of these people in the news today were supporters of Bill Clinton - there's a point there, not sure what, but it's important.

Look, let me be clear here about something.  I could care less if Spacey or anyone is gay.  It's their life.  What bothers me is when the gay community insists that I think like they do, sorry, not going to happen.  It's a sin.  Live with it if you want, but it is a sin in the Bible.  So is adultery, so is sex outside of marriage, so is stealing, lying, murder and so on.  I'm not a better person in the eyes of God than Spacey because I'm straight and he's not, I've got more than enough sinning in my life to keep God busy and me crying on judgement day.

What I hate, what I despise, is a person, straight or gay, who forces themselves on underage boys or girls.  What I hate, what I despise, are the rich and powerful who think they can run over people's lives and continually get away with it.

And that is why I am enjoying this so much.

There are a group of rich and powerful men who have for decades used their position of power and influence to force women, men, boys and girls to satisfy their immorality and thought they were going to get away with it and now the house of cards, no pun intended, is falling and they are going to be ruined and I love it.

From the boardrooms to the Hollywood sets to Washington DC, let the mighty perverts be exposed.  Let the mighty perverts fall.  The truth be told though the heavens be damned, though in this case it might better read, May the truth be exposed and Hell be damned.  Thank you God for answering this prayer and continuing to expose these people.

God will declare me a sinner on judgment day, for that I am sure.  I pray His only begotten Son will step forward and say my sins are covered.  Don't misunderstand this.  When judgement comes on the USA, it will be huge, it will be ugly, it will be unimaginable.  And I probably will not survive what is coming, but that is fair, for what have I done about any of this?  Other than write a blog no one reads, a lone voice with imaginary readers will not be a defense on the day of reckoning.

But I am not going to be embarrassed by enjoying watching the mighty fall.  I might even make popcorn to watch the show.

The great ones never last
They burn out way too fast
The great ones they never learn
They just tumble when it's their turn

"Eat Cake!" said Miss Marie
"Heads will roll if ya stick with me!"
What's to do at Waterloo?
Stand back and enjoy the view

The price of sin, the wage of war
Don't matter we come back for more
'Cause every Judas has his price
Every angel has their vise

Oh, how the mighty have fallen
Watch the mountains crumble to the sea
Oh, how the mighty have fallen
Ya make one false move...you're history


Sunday, October 29, 2017

HEY AMAZON, HERE IS A GREAT IDEA


Hey Amazon, I have an idea for your new location.

West Virginia.

I don't know how many of my imaginary readers have ever been to WV, but it can be one of the most beautiful states in the union, the Appalachians, the rivers and lakes.  It's really a beautiful part of the country as long as you don't stumble upon strip mining, mountain top chopping, or the occasional old mines to fall into.

And it's dirt poor.

Stay with me on this Bozo

Morgantown would be a great place.  University town, airport, less than 100 miles to Pittsburg with Pitt and Melon, couple of hours to Warton or Penn State.

Think what 50,000 Amazon jobs would be for that state?  Housing would be cheap, taxes low.
They would be kissing your feet if you put headquarters there.

Airport not big enough?  No problem, I'm sure they could put in a couple of more runways for you, no worries.  They will even name it Amazon International Airport for you.

And, I think I got this right, been a long time since I read it.  Take all those jobs, do average salary for them, and for every 5 employees, there will be 2 higher paying jobs created, lawyers, doctors etc.

And for every employee, two jobs of equal or lesser will be created.  So we are not talking about 50K jobs, we are talking over 170,000 jobs in the state.  Amazon could turn one of the worst states economically into one of the richest states.

Be way cooler than doing the obvious choices.

AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO FEELS SORRY FOR OSWALD?

Leaves are changing, temps are dropping, normal people talking about football, must be time for me to become obsessive over the JFK killing again.

Happens every fall.  Let me recap for my newer imaginary readers.

1.  Five doctors looked at Kennedy at Parkland in emergency.  All observed and agree, there was an entrance wound at the front of the throat.

2.  Oswald could not have shot Kennedy in the front of the throat

ergo, Oswald was not the lone shooter.

This weekend have been sick and so streamed/downloaded a lot of stuff to watch between sneezing and watery eyes.  By the way, if anyone is spying on me in the living room, the 593 times I've pulled out at the corner of my eyes this weekend, like that player in the World Series was doing,  my eyes were itchy and was in no way making fun of Japanese people.  If i want to make fun of Japanese men I'll point out that even my small willie is larger than the entire nations male population of willies.

No wonder they went metric, 7.62 sounds so much better than 3.

So, where was I, the Kennedy killing.  Watched the entire The Men Who Killed Kennedy yesterday.  There is one episode where they talk to the young woman who was helping 'them' develop the fast acting cancer thing for Castro who spent lots of time with Oswald, they fell in love although married to others.

If you believe this woman, and I tend to do so, Oswald knew he was screwed and was being setup.  She recounts a phone call where he promised not to actually shoot the president, it was all he could do.

Think about that, finding yourself in a situation, where there is no options, no win, no way to get out and no way to stop without being dead.  He knew what was happening that morning, knew he was going to be setup as the shooter.

What could he do?  Anything he did other than what he was told was a death sentence for him and probably his family and anyone else he may have talked to.

I really felt sorry for the guy last night.

Also, in one of the episodes, it talks about the number of people, cops, newspeople, doctors, nurses, etc who were outside of the hospital and saw the limo and the bullet hole in the windshield - and the story of the Ford manager who oversaw the remake of the windshield, though this time it would have an indention on the interior and cracking on outside to make it look like it was hit from behind and his death bed letter detailing the whole thing.

And yet, I can not shake this feeling of sorrow for Oswald.

Lee Harvey Oswald is the personification of a Kafka protagonist.  He should be St. Oswald, the patron saint of those run over by bureaucracies and governments everywhere; those who thru no fault of their own are steamrolled and left for dead by the rich, the powerful; by the systems that mindlessly move forward leaving destruction of people in it's path.

Oswald left the army with an honorable discharged, announced he was defecting to Russia, fortunately for him he somehow was fluent in Russian.  Then after a few years comes back and is arrested, charged with treason, and tried and oh wait, no none of that happened.  He just comes back to the states and nothing happens.  This is late 50's early 60's folks, that doesn't happen unless he was sent to Russia in the first place, by our government.

So I guess the 'no fault of their own' part might be stretching things a little, Lee Harvey Oswald was a CIA dude.  Nice to know the CIA takes care of their own.

Anyways, probably more to come on this topic.  I only allow myself to read books or watch shows on the JFK thing in October and November, then I shut it down for the next 10 months.  Got to keep those obsessions under control, don't you know.

Friday, October 27, 2017

IF YOU SEEK FOR EL DORADO

I mean, think about it.  Kennedy was killed in 1963.  Fifty four years have passed and they still will not release all the records for national security reasons.

What exactly are they hiding?

Let's face it, anyone involved in the planning is dead by now, I guess George HW Bush is still alive and rolling along, but wouldn't everyone else be long gone?  Of course, we don't know Bush was involved, and he can't remember where he was on that morning,  so what is so secret?

Ask yourself this: if Oswald acted alone and was not part of a conspiracy, just some bloke who decided to kill a president, what needs secrecy?

If someone says there is nothing to hide, then goes to extreme means to hide things, you really need to wonder why.  It's like two premises that don't fit.  Like Obama and his school records, went to serious efforts to lock those records up but claimed he wasn't hiding anything.

How do you hide, nothing?  Why would you hide, nothing?

The Clinton's, however, have plenty to hide.  I wonder sometimes how many years it has been since one of them actually told the truth.  You have to admit, for a year the Trump Russia thing has been in the news, reporters and talking heads saying the treason word.  And now it turns out, as many of us knew, the Clintons were paying for the chop job in the first place.  Not to be confused with the uranium deal, where Bill gave a speech, was paid 500,000 dollars, meets with Putin afterwards, big deposit at the Clinton foundation and lo and behold, the sweet uranium deal goes through.

That's just business in the world.  But paying Fusion to gather research that turned out to be fabricated after the publication and a special prosecutor being named because of the fabricated data and now turns out the Clintons paid for it all.

Well that's just plain funny.  But worry not, like all the other Clinton scandals, they will skate on this one too.  There are people in this country that are above the law.  Then again, while this story was available about Fusion, funding, and the Clintons as well as the story of uranium and the money flying into the Clintons prior to the decision, what really blew it up this week was the Washington Post writing the story.  Once they did the NY papers all went to town on it, as well as the Chicago Tribune and LA Times.  In other words, when the Post writes it, it's legit and okay to follow up on it with their own stories.  Took nearly a year of reading about all this on those alt right web sites and news pages for the Washington Post to catch up.  But it is the Post and that is a game changer.

Now if the Washington Post could write a story on all the peds and pervs in Congress.

On another subject that old dogs should still learn, Wednesday night did my semi annual haircut where I take the clippers, take off any plastic guide and just shave my head.  Probably should have checked the weather because when you shave off 5 months of hair, you really don't want to do it when the next day a front moves in with 40mph winds and temps dropping into the 20's, jeepers was my head cold.

In case you missed it:  You know all the flack that Trump is getting on the tax plan, how liberals and media, but I repeat myself, blasting it as a tax cut for the rich?  These same liberals and media fell all over themselves when Macron was elected in France, oh, if only we could have a liberal dude like that (forgetting of course Clinton, Bush, and Obama over the last 24 years) for our president.  Guess what Macron did in France?  Slashed the taxes on the wealthy to stimulate the economy and make business boom.  And it's working, funny how the liberal media, redundant again, fails to mention this in news stories.

In case you missed it II:  In Britain, this old couple was in their home when there was a knock on the door.  Woman government official announced that it had been determined that the two old married people were unable to take care of themselves anymore and were being moved to a care facility.  The government didn't contact their adult children in the area, who spent several frantic days along with the cops trying to figure out where their parents went off to, and the home they owned became part of the state to pay for their care.

Seriously, the government just took them from their home, took ownership of their property, and put them in a care facility; no court, no judge, no input from their adult kids or neighbors.  Just one nurse putting a note in their records wondering if they were able to still take care of themselves.

And, for those of us about to hit 60, that is scary.  Look at my kitchen, bet you people think I can't take care of myself some days when the dishes are piled up, clothes all over the floor, bathrooms are not too bad but I'm sure some anal retentive types would compare them to gas stations.  But it gets even creepier.

Some Catholic hospital group in Oregon will now allow euthanasia for mentally limited people.  Yes, the alzheimer's patient that can't recognize a spouse or kid will be determined mentally able to answer a complex question about deciding to be euthanized.  This is the black hole of the government who think a 15 year old can't take an aspirin while at school but is mature enough to arrange with the school a trip for an abortion.  Now old people not all there will suddenly be lucid enough to determine they want to die.

I wonder if the Clintons would consider moving to Oregon?

Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old-
This knight so bold-
And o'er his heart a shadow
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow-
"Shadow," said he,
"Where can it be-
This land of Eldorado?"

"Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,"
The shade replied-
"If you seek for Eldorado!" 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

I WAS SEXUALLY HARASSED BY WEINSTEIN

Um, okay, not really; what I've watched unfold over the last two weeks, is it appears that being harassed by Weinstein is the 'in thing' in Hollywood.  It's kind of like 2 million people in Chicago now swear they were at Game 7 last year when the Cubs one their only World Series in 200 some years - oh just wait a few years, that will be accurate.

I don't own a TV, haven't been to a movie in a theatre since, 2004(?) or something like that.  I have no idea who half the people are or what movies they were in.  I don't think I've ever seen a George Clooney movie, Pitt I saw in 12 Monkeys and that spy thing with Redford.  I recognized Judd, well sort of, she's certainly gotten old which means I must look like hell now, but most of these others I've never seen anything they were in and never heard of most.  And Streisand?  I still have not gotten over being dragged from a beautiful summer day of endless possibilities as a 7 year old and kidnapped by my mom and sister and forced to go to the movie theater to sit through Funny Girl at the Evergreen Park movie theatre.

Don't get me wrong, I'm sorry they were possibly harassed, assaulted, or worse.

What I don't get is the shock.

The stories of the casting couch have been around for years.  I mean back to the black and white movie days; it's always been there and how bloody naive are you?  Men with money and the power to make decisions in an industry that has millions of young hot attractive women willing to do whatever it takes to be a star?  Men with money, power, and corrupted mentally immoral with millions of young kids who probably don't care but their parents think they can be the next Beaver and they end up getting corned for years while the parents are too busy spending their paychecks.

I'm not saying every actor dropped on his knees or every actress spread the legs, but I've kind of always assumed many did to get the door open at some point.  Just like anyone who's been in DC working or elected and been there more than 10 years I just assume is now corrupted in many ways I can't even fathom.

And the high powered pervs didn't worry because they thought they had a nice ticket to pass GO, they contributed heavily to the democrats, flew millions of miles in their private jets to give checks and get awards from Planned Parenthood/Greenhouse/NAACP and all the other liberal pet causes - you know, like Bill Clinton.

Of course, republicans in DC are also protected as long as when they get that phone call they make the vote the lefties want and need.  Hey, Chief Justice Roberts!  Hey, John McCain!

Which is why old Harv is over in Europe in a sex clinic now scratching his head wondering why everyone has turned on him for doing nothing more than almost every other powerful hollywoodie man of power has done for 100 years.  He paid all the right people, made all the right political comments, backed all the right candidates, said all the right things.  "Why, why, why?", he asks in his best Nancy Kerrigan voice.

Or is he being thrown overboard to protect the rest of them, the seriously sick, the pedophiles who prey on the child actors?  There is the real illness, the powerful men in Hollywood (and Washington) who prey on young boys and girls; there is the real power and Weinstein is tossed over to protect them.

Just ask yourself one question:  You see the famous now coming out in Hollywood, acting sad, regretful, they didn't do more; they suspected but never said anything, and how bad they feel about these young actresses and what they went through.

But they don't utter a word about Corey Feldman and all those child actors - wonder why?  Me too.
Do you wonder why so many child actors of the 70's, 80's and 90's ended up all messed up as adults?
And you don't hear a peep about it for the rich and powerful actors and actresses, hmm.

Meanwhile, while the media, running out of natural disasters to cover, are back on the Trump Russia thang and had a great laugh about some fake twitter account that caught many well known conservatives retwiting or whatever it's called.   But you had to look to find the news story about the 18 million - what 18 million you ask?  Well, now here in flyover country, this one is pretty easy to follow:  Bill Clinton meets with Putin; 18 million donation to the Clinton Foundation several days later from Russians; Hillary approves the uranium sale to Russia.  Nothing to see here.

You'd need an Ivy League degree or PhD to not follow that.

See, here is a basic fact of life.  When you want something bad, want something more than anything else in life, when you are willing to do anything to get what you want, there will be very rich and powerful people willing to take that bet.  It's a fact of life.  Rich powerful people never worry about getting caught, they are rich and powerful and think they are untouchable; and the young with the willingness to do anything to get what they want are a perfect match no matter where or when you lived.  It's happened throughout history in America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Sorry ladies of Hollywood, focus on the kids, then I'll pay attention.

And another thought I'd forgotten to hit on earlier.  Ask yourself an interesting question.  Go to the Southern Poverty Law Center's website and look down the list of people/groups they consider dangerous.  You don't see a single Hollywood power player there, you see many conservative groups who oppose abortion, oppose open borders, oppose, well, anything the democrat party supports.  But not one example of people or groups who molest children.  Kind of makes you wonder where SPLC employees spend their weekends.