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.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Well, the prez has had enough.  After another medicated nut job that use to be institutionalized goes off on an abortion clinic, the line has been drawn.  Get rid of public ownership of guns.  Viva la France!  It certainly has prevented such events in Paris!

I wonder how black Americans feel about Numb Nuts.  How has life improved for black America since the first black prez took office.

Any improvement in education?  How about black unemployment?  Higher today by a large margin - but the how does a young untrained black man compete against ten million new illegal aliens?

And why does numb nuts get upset over what happened in Colorado Springs when more blacks are killed every weekend in Chicago?

Is Obama nothing more than a white liberal in black face?  Barack Jolsen?

There was such promise, a black man in office, one of there own who would open the doors they felt had been closed for so long; and what does he do?  He gets upset at an abortion clinic shooting.  No education, no jobs training, no jobs; just an open door for anyone south of the border or any young men from the Middle East.

Do you realize these Syrian refugees are going to get free apartments, food stamps, cash, and free medical care?  Probably a free car and register to vote too.

I guess the point is, how will black Americans be able to blame white america going forward when "one of their own" did absolutely nothing for them in eight years?

So numb nuts is going to take executive action to block millions of Americans from owning guns, while blacks kill each other on the streets of our cities, and 100,000 refugees will arm themselves and black unemployment will continue to rise as illegal aliens flood the country.  The legacy of the first, and probably last black president.

As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
A poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)
And his mama cries
'Cause if there's one thing that she don't need
It's another hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)
People, don't you understand
The child needs a helping hand
Or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day?
Take a look at you and me
Are we too blind to see
Do we simply turn our heads, and look the other way?
Well, the world turns
And a hungry little boy with a runny nose
Plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)
And his hunger burns
So he starts to roam the streets at night
And he learns how to steal, and he learns how to fight
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)
Then one night in desperation
A young man breaks away
He buys a gun, steals a car
Tries to run, but he don't get far
And his mama cries
As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man
Face down on the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)
And as her young man dies
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
Another little baby child is born
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)
And his mama cries (in the ghetto)
(In the ghetto)

Monday, November 23, 2015

TEN REASONS TO QUESTION THE JFK ASSASSINATION

Yea, I know, more JFK stuff.  Sorry, it totally fascinates me like the Missing 411 stuff does.

So, let's talk about specific facts.  The problem with JFK stuff is there is so much 'fact' that aren't facts and things that are that don't actually prove anything but support a theory.  So here we go.

1.  Doctor's press conference at Parkland Hospital that afternoon.  Five doctors, just hours after Kennedy is killed, are in a press conference before anyone can 'get to them' and all agreed that the bullet wound at the front of the throat is an entry wound.  Yes, they had to cut it for the tube to be inserted to try to get him to breath, but all saw it, all agreed, entry wound.  This is the one fact - the doctors themselves all confirm there was a shooter in front.  Now, a few years later two of the doctors wavered, the others did not.

2.  All the doctors also agreed that there was a large exit wound at the back of his head.  Later, when shown autopsy photos, all the doctors said the photos were doctored because there was no exit wound in the autopsy photos done in DC - more on that later.

3.  Parkland Hospital Parking Lot - while Kennedy is in the hospital, cops and media are going over the car and see two very important things.  One is at the top frame of the windshield, you can see where a bullet struck the frame.  There is also a spot on the windshield where it was hit by something and cracked.  Unfortunately, the limo was picked up the next day, sent to a factory, torn apart and put back together, it was one of LBJ's first actions as president to destroy all the evidence the limo might have provided.

4.  Several days after taking office, LBJ executive order to increase advisors and troops to Vietnam, overriding Kennedy's order from October to pull everyone out by the end of the year. That is fact.  The strange thing is a draft of this order LBJ signed was found and is dated November 21st, 1963, the day before Kennedy is shot.  Secondly, Hoover at the FBI and Justice Department killed all the investigations into some of LBJ's doings that had already convicted two of his partners.  These are facts, what they imply is up to the reader.

5.  There have been many attempts to fire the rifle that Oswald supposedly used to shoot the president in the time period the shots had to occur.  It's always, can you aim, reload the bolt action rifle, aim, fire, reload, aim fire, 3x in the 6.8 seconds.  Most experts have failed, a couple did succeed, thus 'proving' it could be done.  What no one has ever been able to do is fire, work the bolt, aim and fire in less than two seconds, which is the time difference supposedly between shot one and shot two.

6.  Let me ask you this: if a president is shot, who does the autopsy?  Well, in 1963, it was not a federal crime to shoot the president.  thus the law required the autopsy be done in Texas.  Now this is where it gets real interesting.  If you go to youtube and watch the news coverage from the three networks and the local Dallas station that day, Kennedy was shot and killed, Connelly was shot and wounded, a Dallas cop Tibbets was shot and killed on the streets of Oak Cliff and a secret service agent was shot and killed.

Uh?  What secret service agent?  Well, this is where it gets interesting.  ALL THREE NETWORKS TALKED ABOUT A SECRET SERVICE AGENT BEING SHOT AND KILLED.  And by the next day, nothing, nada.  BUT, a secret service agent being killed makes it a federal crime, thus what happened at the hospital.

Texas officials had contacted the two top pathologists in the state to come to Parkland to do the autopsy, suddenly the room is filled with Secret Service and FBI agents who are taking control of the body.  There is a standoff between the feds and the Texas law enforcement with the doctors in the room.  According to the doctors, the feds drew guns, they got the body, and it was shipped to Bethesda for the autopsy which was performed by a top doctor who had not done and autopsy since med school.

And all the doctors notes from Parkland were lost in transit.

So the doctor, looking at the body, lacking any notes from Dallas, said the throat would was an exit would because he did not know a tracheometry had been performed in Dallas.

The big difference?  The rear head wound was a small entry, completely opposite of what was viewed and documented in Dallas.

7.  Funeral home director in Texas who handled Oswalds body was present and working on Oswald when two FBI agents showed up with a rifle.  They backed him off, then placed Oswald's hands on the rifle, where they would be if firing the gun.  So the next day the announcement is made that they have finger prints of Oswald on the murder weapon.

Now, is that a fact?  Or did the funeral director make that up.  Well, on Saturday, the day after the assassination, Hoover himself in DC said there were NO FINGERPRINTS ON THE RIFLE THEY FOUND.

And, Dallas police did tests on Oswald and while they did find gun powder residue on his hands and sleeves, there was no other residue, none on the shoulders, face, hair which will have residue when you fire a bolt action rifle.

8.  Oswald.  Stop and ask yourself this: a member of the US Marine Corps goes AWOL.  Not only does he go AWOL, but he shows up in the Soviet Union and lives in the Soviet Union for a few years.

Now remember, this is early 1960's, the Cold War, McCarthy of the 1950's.  The Cuban Missile Crisis.
An AWOL US Marine who defects to the Soviet Union comes back to the United States with his Russian wife and nothing.  No military prison for AWOL.  No military trial for treason.  And there is Oswald in New Orleans, passing out communist propaganda on the streets of New Orleans.  What does that tell you.  It is factual, but what does it mean?

The CIA has something called a 201 file.  They are files on people who work with the CIA.  There is a 201 file on Oswald.

9.  Speaking of news media coverage that day, you can't watch it without wondering about the rifle.  The cop who found it, who moonlights at a gun shop, immediately identified it as a Mauser, other officials identified it as a Mauser, everyone is reporting it a Mauser, then suddenly, it's some Italian rifle, not a Mauser.  The area where Oswald was suppose to be shooting from had stuff like chicken dinners and things that implied someone was stationed there for quite some time, certainly overnight.  Yet Oswald was seen coming to work, clocking in, etc.  When police were charging up stairs some stopped at each floor and locked it down.  Oswald was seen in the first floor cafateria with several others, not out of breath.  He had been outside, in fact, a reporter, McNeil of later McNeil Lerner News Report on PBS, walked up the steps to the building right after the shooting and asked if there was a phone and believes to the end of his life that the person that took him towards the phone was Oswald, which put him outside when the shootings were taking place.

10.  Finally, the killing of Officer Tibbets.  Somehow, less than 45 minutes after Oswald was in the Book Depository, he was walking in Oak Cliff and shot the cop.  He then unloaded the shells from his revolver on a front lawn, dropped his wallet, and went to a movie theatre where when arrested they claim he tried to fire his gun at one of the cops and it didn't fire.  When arrested he had a wallet with two sets of ID.

There were 11 witnesses to the shooting of Tippett.  Two identified Oswald as the shooter,  nine did not.  Most claimed the shooter was shorter and squat in shape.  Some of the 9 saw two men (why is there always a missing John Doe Number Two?).  But the shells found on the lawn matched having been fired from Oswald's gun.  Was a man who supposedly planned the assassination of a president, able to get away, shoot a cop then drop the shells from his revolver on the lawn with his wallet for police to find?

It always makes me nervous, at the shooting range, when done, sweeping up the shells and putting them in the bucket.  Anyone could come along, grab a handful of them, then commit a crime and drop my shells at the scene of the crime.  So if Oswald was at a range, they pick up the shells, drop them at the murder site and a wallet with his ID, to direct police to him.  EXCEPT HE HAD A WALLET WITH TWO SETS OF ID WITH HIM WHEN ARRESTED.

So there you go, 10 reasons in my opinion to question the JFK assassination.  But there is one more thing that is really really strange.

Did you ever see a picture of Tippett?  He looks like JFK, about the same height, little heavier but not much, same hair cut.  Because there is one other 'fact' that has never been explained.  Why, back in Washington, when Bobby and Jackie were in to see the body of JFK after the autopsy and the funeral home director had prepared the body for the closed casket display, why when they left was she crying saying "that's not Jack, that's not Jack" as they left the room.

Why was she saying "that's not Jack"?

A bullet had found him
His blood ran as he cried
No money could save him
So he laid down and he died

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was
Ooooh, what a lucky man he was


ELP


SORRY CHARLIE

Freedom, keep tryin'
People stay alive and people keep dyin' for
Freedom, so don't lose it
Ya gotta understand ya just can't abuse it
Freedom, get movin'
Never gonna stop till everybody's groovin' on
Love for, one another
Callin' some friend and callin' some brother

Hey tomorrow
You're not so far away
Mother freedom
We'll know you well someday


So Bread made their rock anti war protest song in 1972 and the only thing stranger in music history would have been Air Supply doing a concept album Harmoweenia.

I honestly wonder how someone like President Numb Nuts or Adolf Guetierez of Chicago really think flooding this country with tens of millions of illegal aliens when 20% of working age adults are already unemployed is a good thing?  Allowing hundreds of thousands of middle eastern men in a time of terrorism is a good thing?

Really, someone tell me how this will improve America?

And while I'm whining, can we go back to the two paychecks a month on the 15th and the 30th?  I hate this every other week paycheck thing, especially when bills don't give you that flexibility to fit an every other week paycheck.  Secondly, you'd get more money each month - but not have to wait to July or December to get 'that extra check' that somehow my Volvo seems to know when it's due and have a part break that sucks up that extra paycheck.

Golly, Charlie Sheen has AIDS.  What did you expect?  The guy has been a slut for two decades, living the life of "if it feels good, do it" and having a pot of gold to finance his life style choices of booze, drugs, strippers, and apparently, if the British media photos are correct, let's see how I can put this tactfully for my imaginary readers, sometimes mistook a guy's uncle willy for a street vendor hot dog.

Live by the penis, die by the penis they always say.  Or something like that.

I'm sorry he's got AIDS, I feel really sorry for all the women he's been bagging and now may also have AIDS.  I keep thinking of that advice I learned so long ago, 80% of the problems we have in life are caused by the poor moral choices you make - or to put it another way, make good moral choices and you can avoid 80% of life's problems.

However, there is no avoiding the other 20%.  Such is life.

But why are people shocked by the news?  It's like if you know a person who likes to play Russian roulette with a revolver every morning before starting his day and one day you learn he blew his brains out are you shocked?  Then why when a guy puts his appendage in any garage, no matter what side of the street it's located apparently, why are people shocked?

But don't worry about ol' Charlie, he should be okay.  They have a cocktail of pills, I aways thought that was an interesting term to associate with the disease, that cost a fortune but he can afford them and now he will probably get better movie and TV roles, more serious roles, because he is a victim with AIDS.

Funny how if you get cancer from smoking you are a fool, but if you get AIDS from putting things anywhere and anytime you desire, you are a victim.  Charlie is not a victim, he is a perpetrator choosing a life that apparently would make Alister Crowley proud.

Once upon a time these stories always start
There lived a handsome prince and he had a happy heart
And a princess, too--she was a beautiful kid
She said she'd never leave him but she did
Sometimes love is wet and cold
Similar to rain, just a hard to hold
Love can make you sad and blue
If you don't watch out it'll fall all over you
Everybody knows that winter can be nice
You can play in the snow, you can skate on the ice
But you can't skate far when the ice gets thin
'Cause you might fall in
Sometimes love is wet and cold
Similar to rain, just as hard to hold
Love can make you sad and blue
If you don't watch out it'll fall all over you


Warren Zevon

Sunday, November 15, 2015

THE JEWS DID IT

I just wanted to be the first to write the rumor that the Jews were behind the attack in Paris; just wait, it will soon be on conspiracy sites by the end of the month.

12/13/2015:  I caught two comments, in the junk comments folder, ripping my comment above about the Jews being responsible for the Paris attacks - sarcasm folks, pointing out that in time, people will blame Israel for the attacks.  It's inevitable, I just wanted to be first - but it was SARCASM

When will liberal thinking people learn no matter how lovingly you treat a rabid dog, you will get bit?

For several years the western world has provided an open door policy to the Moslem world; tens of millions of radicalized young Moslem males have taken over sections of France, Sweden, Norway, Germany, England, and the USA.  There are many sections in major cities throughout those countries that police fear to tread.

The French have incredibly restrictive laws against gun ownership, but did you notice that Moslem terrorists totally ignored those laws?  Moslems do not recognize the laws of the countries they are invading; they only recognize sharia laws.

Rule Number 3 of living: you can't pass laws against weapons to make world safer because bad people will ignore the rule.

So while the average Frenchman, Dane, Swede, German and American have been disagreeing with the open door policies of their country - and been called bigots racist nazi xenophobic morons for their troubles- the elites have welcomed the Trojan Horse with open arms.

Nice thing about being elites is you are never held responsible for your idiotic ideas.  Hmmm, that should also be a rule of living.

So what happened in Paris was only shocking to those not paying attention.  And in the next year or so, we will see a repeat of Paris in Sweden, London, Denmark, and Denver.

It will be in shopping malls, college campuses and other locations that ban citizens from carrying guns.  And of course, the outcry in this country will be about guns, and the average American will sit at home and maybe, in a brief second or two at a stoplight will wonder why guns are the problem here, but overseas they don't allow guns - and the light will change and with it the thought will be gone.

And what is the solution?  Truth?  Overall, races and religions don't get along: never have and never will.

Look at history.  How long have Moslems been at war with non Moslems?  Well, since Mohammed had his vision.  And it's not going to stop, it's going to get worse, ugly, and violent.

Yesterday Paris.  Next week is coming soon to a theatre near you.

I wanna run, I want to hide
I wanna tear down the walls
That hold me inside
I wanna reach out
And touch the flame
Where the streets have no name

I want to feel, sunlight on my face
I see the dust cloud disappear
Without a trace
I want to take shelter
From the poison rain
Where the streets have no name

Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
We're still building, then burning down love
Burning down love, and when I go there
I go there with you, it's all I can do

The city's a flood and our love turns to rust
We're beaten and blown by the wind
Trampled in dust
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I'll show you a place
High on a desert plain
Where the streets have no name

Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
We're still building, then burning down love
Burning down love, and when I go there
I go there with you, it's all I can do

Our love turns to rust
We're beaten and blown by the wind
Blown by the wind, oh, and I see our love
See our love turn to rust

Oh, we're beaten and blown by the wind
Blown by the wind
Oh, when I go there, I go there with you
It's all I can do

Read more at http://www.songlyrics.com/u2/where-the-streets-have-no-name-lyrics/#Itl3bqyMZ7D9CZAv.99

Monday, November 9, 2015

WHY DON'T I FEEL PRIVILEGED?

So, big story today are a bunch of black football players, most of whom are getting free tuition to attend college, wanting to strike because of white privilege, wanting the president of the university to step down.

Let me get this straight.  A bunch of football players, many of whom would not scholastically qualify to attend the University of Missouri, not only attend the university but get free room and board as well as tuition are upset because of white privilege?

Why don't the white parents of students withhold tuition checks next semester in protest of stupid jock privilege?

My favorite part of the story is that one reason they want the president to resign, which he did, was because they tried to talk to him about race by having several dozen black people surround his car one evening and he refused to get out of the car.  Seriously?  You expect a white man to step out of his car when surrounded by several dozen blacks?  Ever hear of Reginald Denny?  How'd that work out for him?

I wouldn't get out of my car either if several dozen people were surrounding it, I don't care what color their skin is; however, I would accelerate.

I hope the new president at Missouri cancels the scholarships for all football and basketball players to 'level the playing field'.

Let's also look at how many minority students are admitted to Missouri because of the color of their skin, where others who are more prepared and qualified might be rejected so a person can be accepted just because of the color of their skin.  How about that?

In fact, why don't we leave Sex, Ethnic Background, Sexual Preference etc off of any application moving forward if we really want to be fair - I mean, think about it, why are those questions there?

Because the government makes them put them there.  So the government can come in and make sure you are accepting or hiring a sample similar to the overall population.  So if a race is 10% of the population, then you better have 10% of those students.

Or if you are a corporation you have 10%.  So why if you turn on an NBA game are 75% of the players black?  Why don't professional sports teams have to meet these same standards?  What percent of the Missouri football team is white/black/hispanic/asian/gay/straight etc?  Shouldn't those standards be applied to make sure there is no race privilege?

Apparently there were some black students at MO that had racist terms yelled at them.  Well, sorry, there are idiots in the world.  Doesn't make the whole white race racist.  Just like some gangbanger in Chicago doesn't make all blacks gang banging drug selling killers.  Blacks don't want to be stereotyped as being such, well, then quit listening to the hip hop and dressing like you are, then maybe you won't be bunched in to that stereotype.

Face it, you may be the most white conservative in the world, but if you haven't cut your hair in two years, shaved, wear ti dyed GD shirts with jeans and sandals, you are going to be stereotyped as a hippie liberal pinky commie trash.

So now the white president of MO is out of work, probably going to have to attend sensitivity training, apologize for being white.  Then he should apply for president of an all black college and see if they hire him.

All because a bunch of jocks who get free housing, free food, free tuition, hardly have to attend classes if they don't want to, are upset by white privilege.

MLK is spinning in his grave this morning.

The ink is black
The page is white
Together we learn
To read and write.

A child is black
A child is white
The whole world looks
Upon the sight
A beautiful sight.

And now a child
Can understand
That this is the law
Of all the land
All the land.

The world is black
The world is white
It turns by day
and then by night.

A child is black
A child is white
Together they grow
To see the light
To see the light.

And now at last
We plainly see
They'll have a dance
Of Liberty
Liberty.

The world is black
The world is white
It turns by day
And then by night.

A child is black
A child is white
The whole world looks
Upon the sight
A beautiful sight.

The world is black
The world is white
It turns by day
And then by night.

A child is black
A child is white
Together they grow
To see the light
To see the light.

The world is black
The world is white
It turns by day
And then by night.

A child is black
A child is white
Together they grow
To see the light
To see the light
Come on
Get it
Get it
OOOhh ya
Ya
Keep it up now
Around the world
Little boys
Little girls
Yaaa.


Three Dog Night

Sunday, November 8, 2015

"YOU THINK FOLLOWING THE RULES WILL BUY YOU A NICE LIFE, EVEN WHEN IT MAKES YOU A SLAVE."

Today's burning question: Why, when I live alone, do I close the bathroom door when I'm using the bathroom?  I went in this evening, realized I needed to use the toilet, turned around and shut the door.  Why, so the dog wouldn't watch me poop?  I stand there watching the dog poop all the time, then pick it up in a plastic bag to throw away, well, most of the time, maybe if it's really dark outside and no one is around I will skip picking it up as my protest against the system.  A rebel is a rebel.

Which brings up something else that has been bother me that doesn't involve poop.  Rebellion versus following the rules.

Kick back, smoke one if you still smoke, and ponder this question.  Who are your heroes in film, TV, literature or acknowledging the 21st century, graphic novels/comic books.  Think about it.  I'm going to make a list.

Tarzan, Indiana Jones, Redford in 3 Days of the Condor or Electric Horseman, Beatty in Shampoo, Morse, Foyle, Gene Hunt and Sam Tyler, John Corey in DeMille books, Davenport in Sandford books,  Dirty Harry, John Wayne, Paul Newman characters, Bogart, Nick Charles and so on and so on.

And of course, Billy Jack.

Point is this, why are we told and forced to go by so many rules in life and all our heroes in film and literature are people who don't follow rules?  But more importantly, why are those that always seem so anal in enforcing rules in business and life never making the connection that their behavior is the antithesis of those they spend their free time watching and reading?  In fact, they are not the enemy of their heroes, but those little people always bugging and getting in the way of their hero.

Is that our escape?  Vicariously living thru characters who stand up against all the pesky little rules and laws, who ignore those rules and laws to 'get the bad guy' or 'save the victim'.  An escape from the frustration we feel in daily lives putting up with one thousand cuts of death at the office?  In our home?

Let's be honest, every married guy resents getting yelled at about the toilet seat and rarely do we have the courage to ask, 'why do I know to put the seat down before taking a dump and you can't seem to remember to look before you sit on the toilet'.  Well, we all know what happens when some poor sap says that, and eventually the desire to have sex at least one more time in your lifetime will cause us to give in and start paying attention to the position of the toilet seat for both of you.  But we resent it.

Sorry, where'd that come from?

And what happens to a person who regularly ignores the rules?  In todays world you get the all powerful government with unlimited tax confiscation and unlimited guns and ammo making your life miserable until you break or they shoot you.  Tangent: Speaking of that, did you hear about the case in Idaho where two deputies shot a rancher?  Apparently his bull got loose, got hit by a car, and in ranch country they give you a call to come out and take care of the cattle in the road so he went out, family follows, when he gets there the two deputies have already unloaded their revolvers into the bull, not killing it but pissing it off a little more, it's lying on the ground with a broken leg and two dozen bullets and the farmer comes up with his rifle, gets behind the bull, is ready for the mercy shot to the brain and one of the deputies standing behind him, grab him to spin him around, he falls and the rifle goes off and the deputies shoot the rancher dead.  Wife sees it and has a heart attack.  No word on what happened to the bull.

And in business, you get the corporate equivalent of the government, called HR, who will play like good cop but always remember they are being paid and they will follow orders to the letter to keep their job because their job is to terminate those who miss letters.

Then they go home and watch TV shows of characters who break the rules to win the prize.  And this is normal, life in the United States.

What is the line by Malcolm Reynolds "you think following the rules will buy you a nice life, even when it makes you a slave."

Nothing's good, the news is bad
The heat goes on and it drives you mad
Scornful thoughts that fly your way
You should turn away
'Cause there's nothing more to say

You gave the best you had to give
You only have one life to live
You fought so hard, you were a slave
After all you gave
There was nothing left to save

You've got nothing left to lose
(You've got nothing left to lose)
No, you've got nothing left to lose
(Who'd wanna be standing in your shoes)

You read the book, you turn the page
You change your life in a thousand ways
The dawn of reason lights your eyes
With the key you realize
To the kingdom of the wise

You've got nothing left to lose
(You've got nothing left to lose)
No, you've got nothing left to lose
(Who'd wanna be standing in your shoes)

Nothing ventured, nothing gained
No more lingering doubt remained
Nothing sacred or profane
Everything to gain
'Cause you've nothing left


Alan Parsons

Saturday, November 7, 2015

BILL O'REILLY IS KIND OF AN IDIOT

Anyone else have this uneasy feeling that somone is going to take out Donald Trump pretty soon?  Not that I am supporting him or trush him, but I just suspect eventually someone is going to make sure he doesn't actually win this thing.

But some group will pay 5k for anyhone to shout "Trump is a racist" so wouldn't it be a hoot for Trump to come out tonite on SNL and immediately say "Trump is a racist" and then demand the organization pay him the 5k which he will immediately donate to the "Let's Build The Wall Fund".

So back to JFK.

There is, with the millions and millions of facts, really only one solid fact to remember: the afternoon press conference with the doctors who all agreed that there was an entry wound on the front at the throat and an exit wound in the back of the head.  Couldn't tell if the front head was entry or exit or both.

Thus defeats the single gunman hypothesis.  After that, it is all speculation.  The absolute best stuff to watch is on YouTube and it's the raw news coverage from the 3 stations that day.  The witnesses on Elm who saw the bullets being fired from the top of the grassy knoll.  The cop who also was part owner or employee, can't remember which, who furst secured the floor of the book depository who identified the rifle on the floor as a german Mauser rifle and went balistic later when the story was released that it was the Italian bolt action rifle and insisted to his dying day it was a Mauser.

All interesting.  You can pretty much find enough facts and evidence to implicate just about anyone and any group in the killing as the culprits.  But every option involves assumptions of evidence and the ignoring of other evidence.

Which brings me to todays topic, Bill O'Reilly.  O'Reilly has been very successful branding his name to a series of books "The Killing of XXXX".  And his latest book, The Killing of Reagan, apparently is going to be another best seller; but is it accurate and true?

This week, there was a very heated interview O'Reilly did with George Will who wrote a very good article critical of the book and how it was written.  It is a wonderful interview to watch.  O'Reilly immediately begins by trying to impeach the character of George Will, one of the best ad homenium attacks you will ever see.

But the funniest part is when O'Reilly explains why he didn't interview all those closest to Reagan in the White House,  He didn't interview them because they would have an agenda and he didn't want the facts of who Reagan was and what was happening in the WH being colored by people who knew who Reagan was, worked with Reagan and worked in the WH.

A fascinating concept.  So I called a friend of mine, Professor Bull J. Moose of WMU.

Professor Moose, how are you tonite"

"I'm fine, Barkley, how are you?"

"Doing great.  Professor, where and what degrees do you possess?"

"Well, I have a Masters and PhD from Berkley, Colorado, and USC"

"Wow, that is quite impressive, so you are well thought of in the scholastic world I suspect"

"I suppose so"

"What do you think of Bill O'Reilly, Professor?"

"He is a jerk, megalomaniac, and idiot"

"Wow, those are strong words professor, let me ask you this, have you ever met O'Reilly?"

"no"

"have you ever watched Bill O'Reilly's show?"

"oh please, no"

"have you ever read any of his books"

"absolutely not"

"so you have no vested interest in Bill O'Reilly at all, is that correct"

"that is correct"

"thank you professor"

"What paper did you say you work...click

Okay, so there you have it, a completely unbiased opinion of Bill O'Reilly by someone with no interest or agenda in Bill O'Reilly

I felt for George Will, you could see in his face 30 seconds into the interview he knew he was being interviewed by a total idiot who controlled the mic and was in for a textbook case of what happens when you debate someone who's only expertise is working in as many logical fallacies as humanly possible.

The point is O'Reilly wrote a book, well, someone else probably wrote most of the book, and had an agenda and ignored anyone whom might oppose that agenda.

Conspiracy theories are like that too.  How many times have you heard somene say building 7 fell straight down into it's footprint?  Not true, but it continually is said over and over and over, totally ignoring the evidence it did not fall straight down.  Authors will always start a book with the bad guys in mind, will provide all sorts of 'facts' that support their theory and ignore all those other facts that show it is not the subject of their theory.