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, July 30, 2017

MY, FEELING CHATTING THIS MORNING

Okay, last one this weekend, I promise, I think.

Thinking, I love thinking.  Just staring at the ceiling and thinking on a topic or two and today is about baseball, but not what you might think.

See, I marvel when there is something happening today, that didn't use to happen yesterday or visa versa.  Nobody ever stops and asks why is this happening now and not happen in the past.

Like autism.  Autism was extremely rare back in the 50's, 60's and 70's.  Today it is scary common, but strange because it doesn't show at birth, it hits around 5ish. Why?  Well, there are the vaccines - boy if you ever want to get a doctor riled up mention vaccines and autism - but just a suggestion, wait until AFTER the prostate exam - will never make THAT mistake again.

Heard a coast to coast recently that some researcher discovered a correlation between autism and chronic fatigue, if the woman ever had issues with chronic fatigue, then later gave birth, the likelihood of the baby becoming autistic from the vaccines was very high.  They were suggesting you do with babies of mom's that had chronic fatigue what you do with babies of mom's who are HIV, they do some thing with the babies before they ever give a vaccine to prevent the body from getting screwed up by the vaccines.

But this is about baseball.

Saw a picture of Sonny Grey who the A's will probably trade today and there were two things that really bothered me.  First, he was about to land heel first while pitching, second the the way the arm is cocked.  (what I am referring to is this: stand up and pretend you are holding a joystick with the right arm, now just raise the elbow so the upper arm is parallel to the floor and the top of your forearm and hand are facing the ceiling, that is the position)

And the thinking started and by the time I was done watching videos it was 1am.

See, like autism in babies, pitchers today require Tommy John surgery like routine, even high school and college kids, why?

Go back and watch videos of pitching greats like Koufax, Gibson, Seaver, Ryan, Palmer, Perry, Vida Blue, Jenkins, etc and then watch videos of today's pitchers and you will see several differences in how the foot lands, how the front knee is bent but most importantly the arm motion.  With the exception of Ryan, who late in his career you can see this arm position, ironically also when he routinely had arm issues each year, you do not see the pitching arm cocking like this.

But somewhere around 2000, this became considered the proper mechanics for pitchers and quarterbacks too.  I remember when the Cubs drafted Mark Pryor and people raved about his mechanics being perfect or Steven Straussberg,  I think that is the pitcher on the Nats, this 'perfect' mechanics that seems to constantly produce elbow and shoulder problems.

Seriously, I was watching videos half the night of the great pitchers of the past and none of them had the mechanics that are stressed today.

But there is another factor in all this:  grip.

When I was a kid, I read EVERYTHING about pitching, if a great pitcher wrote a book about pitching, I read it.  Grips were simple, four seam fastball, two seem fastball, curve, slider, changeup; but the actual grip was pretty much the same, two fingers on top, thumb on bottom, just where the seams were place and hand angle at release; sliders were like throwing a football for example.

Now, holy smokes, there is this whole science of grips for making the ball do all sorts of things that only Gaylord Perry could do back in the 60's with spit or KY - yes, there is another use for KY Jell.

But here is the thing, when you try this grips just hold them for awhile and you notice the strain on the forearm and elbow and I think that is what is happening to pitchers today, the combination of this arm cocking thing with all these grip variations using different fingers with different pressure by different fingers and I think that is why so many elbows go pop goes the weasel.

I mean all those pitchers I mentioned earlier, they also pitched between 300 and 400  innings a year, completed over 20 games a year, and today 200 is considered iron man and nobody completes 10 games in a season, heck some teams don't have 10 complete games by the entire staff.

So why when athletes are so much better today than 50 years ago were pitchers so much tougher and better than pitchers are today?  Fergie won 20 games 6 straight seasons, Koufax could pitch a complete game and win with only his fastball, it's an oddity of sports, where by any quantitative measure, athletes today are far superior to athletes of the past, except when it comes to pitching a baseball, the old timers were far better, stronger, lasted longer than pitchers today.

Someone in baseball needs to take a look at this and re-evaluate what makes good mechanics.  Go back to the Mets of the late 60's with Seaver, Koosman and Ryan and watch their mechanics, none really had major arm problems until Ryan started getting them AFTER he changed his mechanics a little and brought that pitching arm in like I described above.

First pitching coach that does it will be called a genius, and so it goes.

Gaylord Perry was once asked what is good off season conditioning for pitchers and he said well, look around the league and name about a dozen pitchers and pointed out all grew up working on tobacco farms and now own tobacco farms so he'd have to say tobacco farming was probably the best conditioning for a pitcher.

Not that many tobacco farmers anymore in this country, are there.

Okay, I'll be quiet now, promise.

OH YEA, ONE MORE THING OR SO

Oh, yea.

So the new Communications Director got on the phone with a reported and went absolutely 7th grade and was shocked when he reporter wrote a column and quoted him on what he said including  calling someone at the WH a c**k s****r.

Um, maybe he should have known before taking the job that when the media is out to get you, there is no such thing as off the record and if you actually thought that was not going to show up in the media, you probably shouldn't be communications director - or won't be for long.

But what actually cracked me up was how outraged and offended the media was at the term c**k s****r.

So calling my good buddy, Mr. Peabody:



and Mr. Peabody with the WAYBAC machine will take us back twenty years to the Clinton WH where President Bill Clinton is discovered to have been getting BJ's and other sexual favors from a young intern.

Thank you Mr. Peabody, take me home now.

Shower, okay, ready to finish.  Because feeling dirty and needing a shower is exactly how the late 90's felt.

The point is; the media defended a prez getting BJ's while working, said it was nobody's business, and didn't even consider it sexual harassment for the prez to 'press the flesh' with a young intern.


So young people hoping to be reporters one day in the future, get out your pen and paper and write this down.   If you are a democrat president who supports abortion, having sex with a young intern working for you is okay.  If you are the head of a major news network that is reported to be conservative and you hug an employee for what is deemed too long by that employee, you lose your job.  And if you say c*************r, well that is tacky - getting one from an intern or a reporter doing that for a story is okay, saying the word is wrong.

Got it?

Me either


IT'S A MOTOWN MORNING HERE AT WIIFM

Do you have an opinion on the health care debate, here is something that will explain the whole thing on one simple graph:



And there is the entire ObamaCare Healthcare debate in one simple graph.  Health Insurance companies has gone up 7 times since ObamaCare.  See, health insurance companies spend millions each year stuffing the mouths, bellies, pockets and probably another orifice or two of our esteemed criminals otherwise known as congress and in return for spending millions keeping the criminals in congress happy, the insurance companies make billions because written into the healthcare law is the taxpayer money going to cover Blue kick to the Balls/ Blue panty Shield for all those deadbeats who can't pay their premiums.

So not only does the middle class bloke see his premiums now triple or quadruple  since 2010 but his government confiscated at the point of a gun and prison tax system keep draining him/her so that they can pay the golden goose who keeps criminals in Congress drunk, drug, fed and sexed.

Now remember this graph next time democrats and repocrats, oh heck, let's get with the times and rename both these parties, using that old rap naming, we can call them DRats and RBats and rename congress to ConRodents.

Remember that:  DRats, RBats and ConRodents - you heard, well, read it here first.

Where was I, oh yea, so next time you see DRats on TV talking about health care for the poor and sick and how important it was to save them from dying in the streets or whatever dribble they are pushing, remember the chart.

And when RBats talk about importance of this or that dribble, remember the chart, what they really want to do is maximize those profits to those companies that are providing them free booze, free food, free babes and free boys, sometimes all at once.  And don't think for a second that those DRats and RBats all didn't buy options on those insurance companies or actual stock in those companies, probably with money borrowed from their election slush fund.

How can I be listening to motown music this morning and be so cynical.  Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose, the Supremes, Marvin, Smoky - I should be dancing,  not stating the not so obvious to millions of imaginary readers.

I see California is thinking of succession and I'm thinking, hey, I got a better idea, why doesn't the US sell California to the highest bidder?  I bet we could get 20 trillion for  California, maybe 25 trillion, then we could wipe out the debt AND have 5 trillion to build a great wall on the border of CA and Mexico.  The key, of course, to this working is DON'T LET ANYONE MOVE FROM CA TO ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE US.  Let's face it, tens of thousands move from CA each year because of all the screwed up things in the state, then they move to NM, CO, ID, WY, UT, and NV  and immediately want to implement all the same laws and rules that created the disaster we knowingly love to refer to as California.

So leave all the hollywood liberals, SF cookoos, wall it up and sell it to the chinese for 25 trillion: wipe out 10t in bonds they have, and take the other 15 trillion in gold or silver; we get out of debt as a country, and we get rid of the nut house at the same time.  I mean take it and quick, before the state has those big earthquakes science has been incorrectly predicting each year for the past 100 years and let the chinese watch the dreams and investment tumble into the sea.

It's win win as far as I can see.  Plus, it's a great threat for all the other states to let them know if they don't quit screwing up things, you will be speaking chinese by this time next year.

And why stop there, we could sell Manhattan back to the indians, not Boston, I like the Red Sox and Patriots, but all of NJ, Maryland, Delaware and DC could be sold off to foreign governments thinking they would get a foothold in America to one day take it over without ever realizing they are falling into our clever web because now they will all end up as fat lazy greedy sloths like the rest of us.

Just not sure what to do with Chicago, stuck in the middle of the country like a zit in the middle of the forehead of a teenager.  But then, there have been multiple reports of Mothmen flying around Chicago recently, so maybe that will take care of itself soon.

Or, we can sit back and do nothing and let the whole thing go down the toilet.  Which is exactly what we are going to do.


Day after day, I'm more confused
Yet I look for the light through the pourin' rain
You know that's a game that I hate to loose
And I'm feelin' the strain, ain't it a shame

Oh, give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock 'n' roll and drift away
Oh, give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock 'n' roll and drift away

Beginnin' to think that I'm wastin' time
I don't understand the things I do
The world outside looks so unkind
Now I'm countin' on you to carry me through

Oh, give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock 'n' roll and drift away
Yeah, give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock 'n' roll and drift away

And when my mind is free
You know a melody can move me
And when I'm feelin' blue
The guitar's comin' through to soothe me

Thanks for the joy that you've given me
I want you to know I believe in your song
And rhythm and rhyme and harmony
You help me along makin' me strong

Oh, give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock 'n' roll and drift away
Give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock 'n' roll and drift away

Oh-ho, ah-no
Give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock n roll
And drift away

Dobie Grey





Saturday, July 29, 2017

THE PROBABILITY WAVES GOODBYE TO MCCAIN

So, John McCain is once again the toast of the democratic party and the main stream media.  A brain tumor is eating away at his brain but he flies back to DC so, after many speeches against ObamaCare, he can vote to keep ObamaCare.  I'm trying to work this thru in my brain, does that mean that a democrat is a republican with brain damage?

I just know there is a joke in there somewhere.

And of course our darling Senator from Alaska has once again stuck a knife in the back of the American people.  Murkowski also voted to keep, which makes sense she is also famous for not once but twice, voting in committee to kill legislation that would have had our electrical system secured against EMP by now.  Yep, she killed in around 2005, which means by now it would be done, though I'm sure at twice the 2billion - of course, today it will take 10b and that will probably double with how government contracts work - you bid low, then claim unknown issues and double or triple the final bill and the government goes okay, sure.

Now if smart, you work it like the senator from the hopefully soon independent country of California where once again, her husband's company just keeps winning those blind bids and now his biz will be selling a whole bunch of post office property and will pocket some nice millions into the family coffer.

I never liked McCain, never thought he should have run for president.  Look, anyone who spent several years in a Viet Cong prison camp should not be president, because I am sorry, it messed with his head, trust me.  My experience caretaking my dad with Alzheimers screwed my brain up a bit and that was nothing to a prison camp in Vietnam.  I can see what taking care of someone with  Alzheimer's did to me and to multiply that, well, there is a reason John McCain was constantly wanting to war war war anywhere and everywhere, some people deep down want to see the world burn, as Alfred told Batman about the Joker.

Want to know a secret?  John McCain misses it, as bad as it was, he was never more alive than when he was a prisoner.  I've realized that because not only do I still miss my dad, I miss caring for him; all the pain, the struggles, the hopelessness; but never was I more alive.

Now, I just exist, not happy, not sad, just going thru the motions to look happy but bored to the teeth with getting up; walking dog, breakfast work, lunch, work, bike/workout, shower eat blah blah blah, day after day.

Go up to the mountains, do a hike, and when I'm done I'm like 'yea, so what?'.  Back to the cave.  Just no passion for anything anymore.  McCain on the other hand, has had a passion, for power, for wars, for chaos.  And he knew his vote would create chaos.

Haven't all votes in Washington DC produced pretty much nothing but chaos?  Okay, good point.

I've been playing with math recently, but can't figure out how to blog it.  It's this theory of parallel universe everyone is always talking about.  The 'every time you make a decision, another universe is created with the opposite of what you decide and so there are millions of parallel universes' and everyone goes 'ooooh' and thinks that is cool and nobody goes, 'hey, wait a minute'......

See, one person will product trillions if not more over the course of a lifetime of choices from birth to death, well, death here, but then if you did die yesterday in a parallel universe a new one is created where you don't die and of course then you have to take into account, you are not the only person on the planet so everybody is doing tens of thousands of choices a day and each are interacting with each other and then you realize, well, wait, why would this parallel thing only create parallel universes for people, it would also account for animals and simple cause effect of this space rock hitting / not hitting this other space rock or this star going supernova versus that star not going supernova every second of time since the beginning and now do you begin to get it.  Think of the very first letter I typed in my first blog being a 1 and every other letter I've typed in every blog I've written  being a zero and you would still need to multiply it by an exponent of googolplex to begin to approach all the parallel universes this one universe created, then multiple that by all those numbers of universes created since the beginning of time and next time instead of going 'oooooh' and thinking man, that is deep, you can go 'BS'.

Watched a couple of videos today on Probability Waves which was the whole point of Schrödinger's Cat though the cat was probably never aware of the math equation he helped the doctor by dying or not dying in the cage.

So here what is cool, lets say you have a wall, with two holes, one left one right and another wall 20ft back of it.  If you fire a gazillion electrons thru the two holes, what will the back wall look like?

Give up?

It will have seven vertical columns/stripes on it from the electrons, 33% in the center and 7% on the two outside stripes on the left and the right, it will alway break down this way.  What you see is probability is a wave and you measure/observe the electron at that point in time.  If you move the wall back another 30 feet, what will you see?  The exact same thing, except, the electron that was in, say, column 3 is now in column 1 or not, the breakdown is exactly the same but which electron is where will most likely be different because the measurement distance/time changed.

Now I understand why I always won money playing Keno in the Michigan lottery back in 89 to 91.  I'd figured out if you just bet all the numbers between 30 and 60 (1-89 I think) then you would alway win more money that it cost, like 5 or ten bucks a week.  That Schrödinger equation is what I found but didn't realize it, I thought I was just being clever.

I see spending an afternoon very soon just staring at the ceiling thinking about this and what it means in other areas of life.  But I doubt it will save America from the likes of McCain and Murkowski; has anyone checked Murkowski  for a brain tumor too?  Just curious.

The lunatic is on the grass
The lunatic is on the grass
Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs
Got to keep the loonies on the path

The lunatic is in the hall
The lunatics are in my hall
The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day the paper boy brings more

And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no room upon the hill
And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too

I'll see you on the dark side of the moon

The lunatic is in my head
The lunatic is in my head
You raise the blade, you make the change
You re-arrange me 'til I'm sane
You lock the door And throw away the key
There's someone in my head but it's not me.

And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear.
And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.


Pink Floyd

Sunday, July 23, 2017

THE DARK SIDE OF ROGER WATERS MOON BRAIN

Roger Waters- another example of why I love music but couldn't care less about a musician.  Why not just come out of the closet on your next album and call it the 4th Reich - his hatred of anything Jewish, well, here is the thing.  I like old Elton John music, don't care he's a raving diva, like Pink Floyd, don't care that Waters is an idiot.  Talented, but an idiot.  Glad to see most other musicians are ignoring his anti jewish blather too.

I regret now not majoring in journalism when I was in school, talk about an easy job these days.  Let me explain why.

I'm sure most of my imaginary readers, by now, have heard that Jess Sessions met with the Russian ambassador during the campaign and talked about the campaign.  The Washington Post was the first to break that story, I think, it's kind of hard to trace to any source.  And once it ran, then all the other papers, news shows, cable news, little three news shows, and web sites all ran the big headlines that Sessions broke the law discussing campaign stuff with the Russian ambassador.

And what evidence did the original story have?  One anonymous source.  In fact, if you dig thru the article, somewhere around paragraph 20ish, they do mention that these kind of leaks have been false in the past as a little game the two countries like to play but the Russian ambassador is usually reliable in his reports, which is apparently how the Post got the story, the NSA intercepted the report and then someone in DC passed the story to the paper - not any actual documentation mind you, just "hey, did you know...." and the post runs the headline.

How cool is that, I can just see it now.......  I feel like Tuesday Turtle about to go back via the Wizard....


Good evening ladies and gentlemen and all the ships at sea, this is your reporter Bosco P. Lemonzit reporting from war torn Israel.  This just in: An anonymous source with the Israeli Mossad has told this reporter that during Barak Obama's recent trip to Israel, the Israeli government was appalled at Barak Obama getting so sexually excited while visiting a sheep farm in the West Bank that the former president dropped his pants and began having sex with multiple lambs.  Not sure of the accuracy of the story, this reporter reached out to a shepherd who confirmed that sometimes Americans love having sex with sheep, but it was kind of confusing since this is the first time he saw the sheep doing the mounting.

This just in: DC police, according to an anonymous source with the DC police department, have raided a republican sex orgy where members of the house and senate regularly gather at Lindsey Grahams Washington townhouse and play naked twister.  When police arrived, according to the anonymous source, Speaker Paul Ryan appeared to be ridden by Mitch McConnell who was shouting, "what to you think of my PX90 now Ryan!"

Hey, I'm not just making this stuff up!  I have an imaginary anonymous source for all of it!

Dateline Seattle:  Seattle mayor accused by another victim of child sexual molestation during the 1980's.  Another victim of Seattle mayor's sexual preference for young boys has surfaced.   Seattle voters reacted to the news by ordering a double latte and pondered where would Nirvana be today if the CIA had not killed Kurt Cobain.   The mayor, angrily denounced the stories as 'yesterday's news' and an attempt by the Trump administration to derail his plans to run for president in 2020.  Some are saying, according to my anonymous source, the mayors 2020 presidential campaign theme, "It's about the children" to be a sure winner with the majority of democratic voters.

Dateline Chicago:  The Chicago White Sox today traded the remaining veterans on their roster for the entire stable of the East Hampton High School Polo Team , claiming that in 2025 this trade should really pay off once the horses learn to play the field without grazing between pitches and crapping all over the infield.  An anonymous White Sox fan is reported to have retorted, "how could we tell the difference?"

This just in:  According to an anonymous source, Shep Smith of Fox News and MSNBC's Joe Scarborough are leaving their positions at their respective networks to open a Bed and Breakfast in Three Pines Quebec.  (Okay, I made this one up, just looking forward to Louise Penny's next novel due out in August)

MR. WIZARD!

Twizzle twazzle twuzzle twome, time for this one to come home.......


Okay, I'm back imaginary readers.  The point of all this is journalism once had rules about anonymous sources, can't use them, getting confirmation from a second source before running a story and talking to the person for comment.  No more, one person at a computer keyboard with an imaginary anonymous source can write pretty much whatever they want to write and the rest of the media will fall all over themselves to carry the story thus spreading the lies far and wide and making it virtually impossible to track down anything.  And never a false story doth be retracted.

And do you think foreign countries are not aware of how damn easy it is now to get just about anything printed or covered by our media?  How hard  do you think it would be for a country like Russia, China to be behind a lot of these stories to weaken the USA?  Can you imagine the utter disorder forcing Trump from office and throwing the US into a civil war would be?  Or how about George Soros being behind much of this, since he already is funding about 90% of the leftist head up the ass people in this country anyways.

So what is fake news exactly?  Pretty much everything these days folks.  Welcome to what is left of America.

Well, I was planning on posting lyrics to a song about the 'news' but in searching the only songs I could find were cussing up a storm except for one by Air Supply and there is not a chance on God's green Earth I will EVER post Air Supply lyrics on my blog so there.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

HOW GULLIBLE ARE YOU?


There are a few different versions of the map below floating through cyberspace about how all the insiders know this is coming, how the US will be redone by mother nature and are hiding and ready in bunkers.

The ones below are the most common:





Now, when I look at this one, I'm thinking what idiot drew this map?  First of all, what is Florida going to do, rise up 100 feet above sea level suddenly?  Flat sea levelish Florida mostly remains but somehow the waters out west manage to get past two mountain ranges that are well over 10,000 feet high, if the water goes above the Wasatch Front in Utah, and across the Continental Divide in Colorado, well then it's all downhill from there to the Mississippi River so the map above is absolutely ridiculous.  Now if that map continued the rockies thru NV, UT and OR, then I might say hey, that could happen, but sorry, if it gets over the rockies, the middle of america is swampland.  Then the lower levels of Michigan, the center of the state remain above water but the hilly sections of MI are underwater?

By the way Canucks, notice almost every major city in Canada is underwater except Calgary and Edmonton, that is what you get for electing a male model for Premier I guess.

Is there a National Gordon Lightfoot Day in Canada?  There should be.

Finally, if that map above turns out to be accurate, that mountain ranges in west sink and they rise in the east, you can pretty well bet that the three super volcanoes located in the US will have erupted and no one will be alive to draw this map.






The map above is another variation that actually makes a little more sense, let me explain why.  Take sea level.  Did you know that at the equator, in the middle of the pacific, the sea level is above 500ft? Seems that the spinning of our planet, sorry flat earthers, makes the water gravitate towards the equator, so sea levels there are much higher than sea levels elsewhere.  If for some reason, the moving of the poles, pole shifts, etc - all of which are actual geological events, then that water could move and certainly the eastern portion of the USA could change to that map.  Out west, once again, there would have to be such massive geological shifts of plates and mountains that the super volcanoes would surely blow and life as we know it will be over so nobody will care.

Here is why I am discussing this, beside Woody Woodpecker not being over.  These maps may or may not happen.  If they do, no one will be around to say 'told you so'; but there is something about these sort of things.  They make prepping people look like idiots.

Truth be told, your government is prepping for something.  I mean Obama raised our debt by 10 trillion dollars, where do you think that money went?  No, not the Clinton Foundation, but that would be a good guess.  It has been used to build and stock underground areas in this country.

This is factual.  You could see the construction jobs in VA, CO, MO, and other states.  Now I don't necessarily know if there are tunnels from VA to MO to CO  or stuff like that, but there was a reason the government bought enough ammo 10 years ago to shoot everyone on earth, twice.  There was a reason you could not order emergency foods easily for a few years because the government was buying it.  There is a reason we've gone from less than a trillion in debt in 1987 to 20 trillion in debt in 30 years.  They are spending it on something besides houses and retirement plans for members of congress and their gnomes.

If the Redskins are ever forced to change their name, I hope they call the team The Washington Corrupt Pedophilic Elites.

But to be honest, not sure I'd want to be in an underground tomb if all this moving of earth's crust were to be occurring, would you?  Sure would be poetic justice if all the elites headed to these bunkers and all ended up buried in their safe bomb proof shelters and people on the surface survived. Plus it would save universal energy since they wouldn't have as far to travel to their final destination in the afterlife.


Sit by my side, come as close as the air
Share in a memory of gray
Wander in my words, dream about the pictures
That I play of changes
Green leaves of summer turn red in the fall
To brown and to yellow they fade
And then they have to die, trapped within
The circle time parade of changes
Scenes of my young years were warm in my mind
Visions of shadows that shine
'Til one day I returned and found they were the
Victims of the vines of changes
The world's spinning madly, it drifts in the dark
Swings through a hollow of haze
A race around the stars, a journey through
The universe ablaze with changes
Moments of magic will glow in the night
All fears of the forest are gone
But when the morning breaks they're swept away by
Golden drops of dawn, of changes
Passions will part to a strange melody
As fires will sometimes burn cold
Like petals in the wind, we're puppets to the silver
Strings of souls, of changes
Your tears will be trembling, now we're somewhere else
One last cup of wine we will pour
And I'll kiss you one more time, and leave you on
The rolling river shores of changes
So sit by my side, come as close as the air
Share in a memory of gray
Wander in my words, dream about the pictures
That I play of changes


Gordon Lightfoot again

THE $32,928,164.88 MAN

Oh, admit it, you always wondered if they remade the Six Million Dollar Man today how much it would cost to rebuild and make better Steve Austin.

Speaking of real men, boy, John McCain leaves Washington suffering from a brain tumor and suddenly his BFF Lindsey Graham goes total macho butch and announces he is 100% for all the young boys, called Dreamers for some reason which I don't think has anything to do with them coming to America to be free, and all other illegal aliens to be given amnesty and to increase the number of foreigners to be brought to this country to fill needed hi tech and construction positions.

Wow, what next Lindsey, getting a Highway to Hell tattoo?

I think illegal aliens should run for congress next year, I for one would love to replace congress and 1/3 of the senate with nothing but illegal aliens.  Wonder if Paul Ryan and others would change their tunes if THEIR jobs were outsourced to illegals.  Plus, we could cut their salaries by 75%.

But of course, this will never work because some illegals are Russian and any Russian elected to congress would immediately be called a Putin spy and a special prosecutor would be required to determine if Trump broke the law playing golf at a course where a reported Russian mafia members girlfriends brother worked as a caddie 15 years ago.


This just in: CNN is reporting that Trump once ordered a White Russian.  Chuck Schumer is calling for additional special prosecutors to determine just what Trump was doing ordering a white russian while Maxine Waters is claiming racism that Trump would specify a white russian and not order a black russian.

I wonder what would happen if Trump announced a new health care plan.  First, to satisfy the democrats, we will do Medicare from cradle to grave and pay for it with a 2% sales tax.  Then, to satisfy the repocrats, we can have a private insurance system, no state lines, totally capitalistic where you can buy a policy, pick stuff you want coverage for, so guys won't have to cover pregnancy for example, and then if you want government health care you can join that system and if you want private coverage you can go that route and both sides get what they want and within 10 to 15 years we will see which is superior.

And while I sit in my apartment watching old Woody Woodpecker, Heckle and Jeckle, and Bugs Bunny cartoon on Saturday morning, which is how I like to spend my Saturday mornings, and offer idiotic advice to the president, it might be time to go to war Mr. President.

Look, they are trying to run you out of office and when looking for leaks, you might want to check out the Pence people since they will benefit from destroying you, see LBJ, Gerald Ford and Bush the 1st.  You need to go to war against the Swamp.  Order a special prosecutor to investigate members of Congress involved in child sex rings.  Order a special investigation and audit of the Clinton Foundation.  Audit congressional spending.  Announce that Mueller has overstepped the boundaries and while you are within the law to replace him, you will not, however, any crimes he discovered that are outside the scope of what his investigation was suppose to be, you will pardon - thus avoiding the possible situation where someone did something in 1995 and will get immunity if they make up lots of stories about Putin and Trump in some sort of lovers embrace.

Look, my imaginary readers, I'm all for the truth be told though the heavens be dammed philosophy.  But I really don't get this whole thing.  Look this up.  Look up 1996 and what was said and written about Clinton and Yeltsin who were both running for re election and how Clinton told Yeltsin  that if Russia were to drop, and they did, some embargo of US poultry, I think it was poultry, that it would help Clinton get re elected and in turn Clinton did some things that helped Yeltsin get re elected.

Was that a crime?  Was there an investigation?  Was that not exactly what they are claiming Trump and Putin were doing?   Sure sounds like one to me.  Or how about all the Chinese money that went to Clinton and then Gore, the Al Gore of 'I didn't do anything wrong and I won't do it again' fame in the 2000 election?

And I am sorry, but America is looking like a serious hypocrite when you consider how many times we have interfered in other countries elections, you think we can just keep doing that and not have other countries trying to mess with ours?

There is a coup d'état occurring in this country folks.  You okay with that?

You think you had the last laugh now you know this can't be true
Even though the sun shines down upon you now
Sometimes you must feel blue
You make the best of each new day you try not to be sad
Even though the sky falls down upon you call it midnight feelin' bad

When you wake up to the promise of your dream world comin' true
With one less friend to call on was it someone that I knew
Away you will go sailin' in a race among the ruins
If you plan to face tomorrow do it soon

The road to love is littered by the bones of other ones
Who by the magic of the moment were mysteriously undone
You try to understand it but you never seem to find
Any kind of freedom comin' clean is just another state of mind

When you wake up to the promise of your dream world comin' true
With one less friend to call on was it someone that I knew
Away you will go sailin' in a race among the ruins
If you plan to face tomorrow do it soon

So take the best of all that's left you know this cannot last
Even though your mother was you maker from her apron strings you pass
Just think about the fool who by his virtue can be found
In a most unusual situation playin' jester to the clown

When you wake up to the promise of your dream world comin' true
With one less friend to call on was it someone that I knew
Away you will go sailin' in a race among the ruins
If you plan to face tomorrow do it soon

When you wake up to the promise of your dream world comin' true
With one less friend to call on was it someone that I knew
Away you will go sailin' in a race among the ruins
If you plan to face tomorrow do it soon

Gordon Lightfoot 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A NATION OF BARNEY FIFE

First of all, going to link a nice little post for you to read:

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Great article to understand what many feel, and what I'm going to write about today instead of going grocery shopping which I probably should do.

I was kind of shocked when I did some searching through all the dribble I write on this blog and could not find what I am planning to discuss now, I thought for sure I'd written about it but I searched and searched by keywords and nothing came up.   So if I am repeating myself, I'm sorry, let's just call it a senior moment and move on.

Today's chautauqua is going to follow along with the link and what has been underlying many of my posts, though I still can't kick the feeling I've done this before.  See, here is my writing problem.  Most of the time, when I stop and start thinking about something to write, it's late at night, in bed and I get this great idea for a blog and go thru it in my head as I fall asleep; then I wake, get ready for work, work the day, workout, yada yada and never remember that great idea I had last night.  If I stop in the night, turn on the phone, make a note about what to write, I do so without my glasses and even if I can decipher what I typed the next day, the bigger issue is starring at that screen in the dark and suddenly I'm awake again and it takes longer to fall asleep.

All of which has nothing to do with the chautauqua.

Times change, we all know that.  And I'm not going to complain about all the great technological advantages we have today over the past, would I really want to go back to records, 8 tracks or cassettes?  No.  But a simple fact of life, when a new door opens, an old door closes and nobody ever stops to ask which door was really better open?  Or did we really have to give up that door to have this one?

Face it, we live on a speeding train with no one at the controls any longer and it makes many of us very nervous.

Now we have news from china about genetically modified dogs that have twice the muscle mass of  a normal dog, gee, that won't turn out bad.  How'd you like a pack of genetically modified twice as big pit bulls escaping and ravaging the countryside.  It will happen.  Not to worry, next will be tests on human soldiers to created supersoldiers to go after the pit bulls, right.  SciFi has been warning us for decades about super soldiers and here we go.

Are you going to deny your child genetic modification and expect them to be competitive in school, sports, and work against kids that were genetically modified?  A decision to be made soon by generations taught not to think, that should work out fine.  Will that be society of the future, those genetically modified versus those not genetically modified?  Wonder who will server whom?

Most cars built the last 5 years have electronic braking, steering, acceleration; cameras front back and sides to wrestle control from the driver including stopping the car if it determines it should stop.  Nobody knows a phone number, they are all on the phone, along with the rest of your life.  Which is why looking at messages and texts and email and selfies and videos of self etc is what people do today.  Think about it, people spend their day staring into the mirror called a smart phone.

When you apply for a job, credit card, bank loan, car loan etc., it does not get viewed by a human being, it gets run the algorithms before a human will ever see it, if a human ever actually sees it.  Next will come the driverless cars, trucks, planes, trains.  All brought to you by the same people that brought us blue screens of death, intermittent hard resets, lost data and incorrect mapping/ GPS.

And an algorithm is nothing more than a set of instructions to do this or do that given this data and history.  Everything is either/or.  But is life always either/or?  Creativity is looking at a situation perceived to be either/or and finding the third route.

Few people make decisions anymore, algorithms make the decisions.  Computers.  We've given over control of our markets, business, life to computer programs and nobody ever stops and checks if the algorithms are making mistakes, well, other than other algorithms.   See, algorithms learn over time and if bad or incorrect info is collected in an algorithm it will continue considering that false info forever more in it's decisions.

Algorithms are black or white, on or off, nothing in between.  Life is lived in that in between of on and off, black or white.

I'm debating a little this idea for a bike ride across america to take my folks ashes to WV.  Not because the bike ride itself, it's the fact that I can't figure out how to make such a trip, conceal carry, and not come to the conclusion that I will somewhere run into a legal headache with some law enforcement officer.   Yes, I can get a conceal carry permit in CO and it has agreements with all the states I might ride thru, well, except Illinois, which adds at least one thousand miles to my trip avoiding Illinois, but with all that, it still is legal hell.  Or my collapsable baton I carry everywhere, perfectly legal in Colorado, vague in about six of the states I might ride thru and legal if not concealed in others and downright illegal unless you are a cop in one or two.

But even with conceal carry, what if I ride my bike down Main Street in some dink town and have no clue there is a school on the street parallel to Main Street and some local law says you can't have a firearm within 100 yards of a school so when on Main Street I'm technically within 100 yards of a school I don't even know exists and a cop pulls me over and I'm going to have serious legal problems because Barney Fife won.

Yes, Barney Fife won - see, this is the chautauqua - the Andy Griffith show.  The philosophical quandary of Andy and Barney, thesis anti-thesis.  Barney was by the book, if the book/law said X then anyone doing X was arrested, which is why half the town ended in jail any time Andy took a day off.  Andy, on the other hand, understood flexibility, discriminating intent, understanding and decision making.  Barney did not.  And 50 years later, we live in a society of Barney's: lawyers make any such flexibility obsolete, because it might mean discrimination.  No one is fired for following rules and instructions.

Ignorance of the law is no excuse, so to ride across America, I will need to learn over 1.6 million new laws that have been written since just the year 2000, federal laws, state laws, country, township, city, hell probably have laws in those controlled neighborhoods that tell you what color you can paint your home too.  Okay, 16 to 18 states really so 512,000 to 576,000 new laws.

When and how did it get so damn complicated?

Now I don't think it would be wise to tell any police officer he's being Barney, probably won't have a chance to explain the philosophical debate, but we get back to that other little thing.  A cop won't get in trouble, no one gets in trouble, if they follow the rules even when the rules in a given situation might not produce a good result.  Better to let someone else suffer the consequences of badly written badly timed events; just follow the rules.

Now if I'm riding through old Mayberry and Andy pulls me over Andy isn't going to worry about some law in the book of 100 yards when the person obviously has no intention of doing something wrong, Andy would understand that carrying a gun that will stop a cougar, coyote, bear, charging wild pig etc is good common sense when riding thru the countryside.  He might even understand that sometimes you might find yourself having to or unwittingly riding thru a bad area of people who might want to do you harm and having a gun is good common sense.  Seriously, you don't think a southern sheriff in the 1950's and 1960's understood about the 'bad part of town'?

Not with the Barney's though, won't even be able to reason with them and ask, "hey, knowing what you know, would you ride across the country, camping out, riding thru bear, cougar, wild pig areas, would you do it unarmed?" and he'd say nope, but he's a cop so he can do it and not get in trouble from other cops.  I'm a citizen and technically you are in violation of the law and therefore I am placing you under arrest so I don't get in trouble for thinking on the job.

Unequal application of the law, cops can do it, citizens are at the mercy of bad law for the good of society.  Barneyland.  The days of the philosophy of Andy Taylor are gone, we are in the land of Barney.

Once upon a time, Andy was wise, Barney was a joke, the Exorcist scared the crap out of people.  Today, Barney is King and people laugh watching the exorcist and get themselves tattooed and physically modified to look like satanic demons.

They taught three generations to think like an algorithm so they would have no trouble taking the next step and letting algorithms do your thinking for you.

And that is what makes 60 year olds so uneasy today.  We live in a world, live by rules, that don't exist anymore and are awake enough to realize it.

I breakdown in the middle and lose my thread
No one can understand a word that I say
When I breakdown just a little and lose my head
Nothing I try to do can work the same way

Any time it happened, I'd get over it
With a little help from all my best friends
Anybody else could see what's wrong with me
But they walk away and just pretend

When I breakdown

I breakdown in the middle and lose my thread
No one can understand a word that I say
When I breakdown just a little and lose my head
Nothing I try to do can work the same way

Where are all the friends who used to talk to me?
All they ever told me was good news
People that I've never seen are kind to me
Is it any wonder I'm confused?

When I breakdown
When I breakdown

Freedom, freedom, we will not obey
Freedom, freedom, take the wall away
Take the wall away



Saturday, July 15, 2017

BURY OUR FATE AT WOUNDED KNEE

I just started reading again the book Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.  I read the book back in high school, maybe it was college, no, pretty sure high school - wasn't assigned in a class, just wanted to read it.  Later I compared it to Grendel, the story of Ivanhoe and the last dragon, told from the dragons perspective and BMHWK is the story of this country, from the people who lived here first and their perspective.

And as I began the book, the thought occurred to me, we are headed back to Wounded Knee.  Once upon a time, this land was populated by natives we call Indians.  Indians, all because Columbus got lost and thought he'd landed in India.

But the Indians lived across this great land of North America.  Now, they were not the nut and berry eating squirrel petting  peaceful people that Hollywood likes to portray them as now.  They were brutal and savage, just like the people who landed on their shores.

This story of white men coming and taking over a land isn't just an American story.  It's the worlds story.  The French, the Spanish, the English, the Scandinavians, the Dutch, the Italians, the Greek; all spread out across this planet and if there were people living there already, well, just say hello and move them back out of the way or bury them where they stand.  We, the whites, didn't want all the land, just the land next to ours.

And spread we did, and the poor natives of those lands were slaughtered in our path, not that different Indian tribes didn't slaughter each other, then banded together to fight the white flight.

And they lost.  White men rounded up the native Indians, killed the bravest or those who were planning to buck the system and threw the rest on worthless (farming worthless) land and said good luck.  And after 150ish years, most Indian tribes are still poor places to find yourself living, well, unless they built a casino and have been taking all your money while you've been getting drunk and laughing at the tables.  Kind of a clever way to get back by those Injuns, have a famous singer, millions of white americans will drive to the casino, get drunk and become gambling addicts.  But that is what is not leading our fates to Wounded Knee.

What dawned on me, is where ever Sitting Bull is sitting now, he must be smiling at what is happening.

The Eastern theory of Karma, as we misappropriate it today, what goes around comes around, and what we did is about to happen to us.

Look at Europe and those countries I mentioned earlier, all are being overrun by middle eastern immigrants, brought in on an 'open heart' and the Trojan Horse is opening over there.  A horde of population that has no intention of acclimating to their new country, but determined to make the new home country acclimate to them and their culture.

So now in Sweden their famous summer concert is going women only, seems the last 3 or 4 years all those wonderful mid eastern men have been viewing that concert as some sort of smorgasbord of meat for sex and rapes and sexual assaults of swedish women.  One thing that always bothered me though, besides the fact these guys are raping the women, is where are the swedish men at those concerts protecting those swedish women?  I guess the smorgasbord doesn't have swedish meatballs.

But we are going to see one of two things in our lifetimes; either a very nasty war in Europe to drive the middle easterners back to their homelands or you are going to see Europe become Moslem nations with burkas for all women.

I wonder if they will have to put a marble burka on those marble statues of Margarett Thatcher.

In America, we are not experiencing the same level but it's probably coming, though Trump might put a slow down on that; but we also have waves of people from South America, Central America and Mexico coming into this country because their countries have, for the most part, become cesspools.

Wait a second, while on the subject of Britain, the USA, and let's add Russia in there, apparently those who don't like Trump, calling them Russianers since they remind me of birthers, are upset because they claim reps took materials from a representative from a foreign government to try to use to influence the elections and that should mean Trump should be impeached or his sons brought up on charges of treason.

Now watch this:

Using that same 'logic', then shouldn't all the dems have to resign and all the reporters have to quit and all be brought up on charges of treason for taking a falsified report from a British government representative concerning Trumps supposed behavior in Russia on a business trip and the hookers?  I mean, that came from a 'former' MI5 or MI6 guy - thus the representative of a foreign government, it was used to try to influence the election, so ergo, we can try any and all news station reporters, writers, editors, producers, and talking heads involved with publicizing that report with treason.

Okay, sorry for that tangent, back to the story.

White America is disappearing.  Now, stay with me, I'm not turning into some sort of white racist supremacist or something.  God won't care how much melanin you had in your skin - and if God don't care no reason for me to worry about it either.  That being said, the country, by 2040, will see white people the minority and I don't think that is going to go over all that well with a lot of folks.

If history shows the world one thing, it shows us that when a repressed people gain control, they will almost always be more repressive than the people they replaced. That should make for interesting times.

Cheer up, if you want to see the future, just look at Mexico, Venezuela, El Salvador, Libya, Pakistan, and Somalia today and when that is what America will look like in the future.

And Sitting Bull is finding the whole thing just a little ironic.



They took the whole Cherokee nation
Put us on this reservation
Took away our ways of life
The tomahawk and the bow and knife
Took away our native tongue
And taught their English to our young
And all the beads we made by hand
Are nowadays made in Japan

Cherokee people
Cherokee tribe
So proud to live
So proud to die


Friday, July 7, 2017

CALLING ROD STERLING

Love those old episodes, except lately, sometimes, I get this feeling I woke in a different parallel universe; it's the same, but these little subtle differences that make me wonder and sometimes downright uneasy.

Take Russia.  For 100 years, the democratic party of this country was associated with Russia.  Liberals read their authors, liberals let their spies into DC in the 40's and 50's.  So many organizations that formed in the 20's and 30's were from Russia, groups that took control of things like our education system.  And apparently they were successful since our current batch of students cannot read write spell or know what country America gained it's independence from.

Tim Russert was so sensitive to this issue that when he had the authority in 88 or 92, can't remember which election, he changed the colors so dems would not be red, like Russia.  Look at maps of earlier elections, Reagan, Ford, Nixon, Goldwater, Nixon - they were BLUE states - the dems were the red states.

So how did the republican party and the Russian suddenly become the fuzzy wuzzy BFF''s of late?

When did I wake up in this parallel universe?

Of course, it may be simple answer, that Russert's trick worked and now mindless liberal dems see the color red and think communism.

And the other thing, the word surprise or surprize.  I swear growing up it was spelled with a z and not an s.  The s was how the brits spelled it, we are always using z's instead of the brit s.  Now, suddenly, it's not, is this the first sign of losing one's mind?

I know a few people talk about a Mandella Effect, lots of people swear they remember on newscasts seeing Mandella dying in prison back in the 80's, or some kids bears cartoon or books.

Can you imagine someone actually being able to go back in time and just tweaking then come back to see effects? You could be married to Bridget and wake up married to Bob with no memory of Bridget because Bridget now never existed.

How do you know what is real and what if fake in a world  of vast amounts of information with very little wisdom?

Think you know reality?  Try this one on for size.  Micheal Flynn.  The guy that had to resign, now under investigation - but have you heard, the rest of the story, as Paul Harvey use to say?

Seems a few years ago, Flynn is working at the Pentagon and writes a letter on work stationary in support of a female FBI agent and a sexual discrimination issue with several high ranking FBI people.

He then agreed to testify in court.

The FBI tried to have the judge not allow his testimony in some sort of lawyer legal thing but judge denied so FBI settled.

Who at the FBI was one of the top officials?  The current head of the FBI, who had been number two until the resignation.

So now do you think Flynn is a bad guy or maybe dealing with a payback?

And now this years first pet peeve of the year.

What reprehensible, french bending, uphill gardening, Cubs sissy fan, pencil neck, Dorthy thought it would be a good idea to toss out over 3000 years of standard and not put North at the FRIGGING TOP OF THE FRIGGING MAP. See, this is the thinking, or lack thereof, I'm talking about.   For over 3,000 years, no matter what language, no matter if they wrote left to right or right to left or top to bottom NORTH was always at the top of the map.

Not anymore, that was so yesterday.  Directions are relative.  Truth is relative.  Vocabulary and spelling are relative.  If you want to write "Vocab and speling r relitive" why it's the readers responsibility to figure out what you mean.

I can wait till numbers become relative.  I can't wait for the relativists of the world to get a bank statement where they deposit a 10,000 check and the banks says 1,000 and see how relative the truth is now.


A pleasant faced man steps up to greet you
He smiles and says he's pleased to meet you
Beneath his hat the strangeness lies
Take it off, he's got three eyes
Truth is false and logic lost
Now the fourth dimension is crossed...

You have entered the Twilight Zone
Beyond this world strange things are known
Use the key, unlock the door
See what your fate might have in store...
Come explore your dreams' creation
Enter this world of imagination...

You wake up lost in an empty town
Wondering why no one else is around
Look up to see a giant boy
You've just become his brand new toy
No escape, no place to hide
Here where time and space collide

Rush

Sunday, July 2, 2017

WELL, I DID GET THIS ONE RIGHT


Back in 09, said to my dad, "pop, is there anywhere else you'd like to live because I'd like to get out of Illinois before it goes down the tubes"  and he said Colorado.

Well, got that one right.

Illinois is officially toast and it's the canary in the coal mine, it's the first of many that are simply facing the fact that they are promised really great benefits to many more former employees than they anticipated and didn't fund the pension funds nearly enough and now all the state employees are about to find out that pension funds are great when they have money in them, but it's going to get real ugly very soon.

The current states that are in good shape?  Alaska, Nebraska, Wyoming, and the two Dakotas.  Judging the worst is kind of difficult, so so many are so far behind on pension funds.  I remember John Loeffler talked about the emergency pension guarantee act of 202x, when SS, all public and private pensions would all be combined and pay all retirees a better monthly retirement - of course, the problem is combining a bunch of buckets that don't have enough cash in them to pay out doesn't work unless you.....put all the IRA and 401K money in there also, THEN it's in the black for a few years.  That plan, was a think tank paper and if you read think tank papers today, it's amazing how many come true 20-30 years later.

That will really suck for all those that put 10% away for 30 or more years and are sitting on 2m in a 401k, unfortunately, the majority of people did not do that and they will be all for using that money you saved to pay for their retirement.

Of course, the Buffets and Gates of the world won't be affected by this redistribution of wealth, just what is left of the middle class.

Hmmm, sat here for 30 minutes trying to cleverly segue into the next topic and couldn't think of a thing, so sharp turn and Dr. Who again.

You know what I thought would be a seriously cool idea for Dr. Who?  How about in a Dr. Who adventure, send them back into another TV show, like get the crew for Life on Mars back and do an episode where it's a Life show but a Dr. Who show is going on at at the same time; too bad John Thaw is dead, Morse would be a great one too.  But there are a ton of great english shows it would be awesome to see put back together for one show and it slides into a Who show.

Just another idea that will die in the vastness of the internet, where no one can hear you think.



THEY ARE PUTTING THE 'ASS' IN CLASS

Look, for fairness, I don't tweet or twit or whatever it is called, not even crazy about instant messaging, so while I think it might be better if someone walked into the Oval Office and smashed the crap out of the President's phone, I am open to maybe there is a reason and need since so much of the media are more interesting in destroying him than writing an accurate story.

But seriously, that crack about the chick and the facelift was tacky.

Never saw their morning show, know she and her co-host were both married and then started screwing around and now both divorced and the two hosts are getting married.  Know her dad was one of the serious inside washington world order nut jobs that have wrecked the country.

But yea, dial it up a notch President Trump, republicans don't do tacky, that is a democratic lifestyle.

Fortunately, former President Obama was talking too, which really is tacky.  See, long time tradition is when you leave office, you keep your mouth shut, you know, the way W did for Obama.  But obviously, PO is not about to be muzzled.  There are cliche's left to be said for the 10,000th time!

And he pulls a Dixie Chickie while overseas, though in fairness in one of his home countries of citizenship, Indonesia, the former president was warning Americans not to be so patriotic over the 4th of July, you know, like he tells the Moslems not to be such religiously reprehensible murderous imps during Ramadan.

So there we have a former president while being paid googles of dollars to give a speech in a foreign country, probably a thank you contribution, and he is critical of the US and it's president.  Why, we haven't seen a president do that since, well, since, oh yea, the last democratic president Clinton couldn't keep his mouth shut either.

See, democrats don't believe in tradition unless it benefits them.

The media, falling like dominos with the fake news stories found out, are in the contest too.  Not for the fake stuff, but there seeming confusion on how to behave.  They are very upset about Trump releasing the little video of beating up CNN, yet the NYT sponsors the play where Trump in the role of Julius gets killed; or they come out in support of Griffen, or make all sorts of violent rhetoric towards Trump, yet get the panties wadded when Trump cleverly and comically, hits back.

Connecting dots.  What would happen if the democrats and all the cupcakes or snowflakes or whatever along with the media stir the pot so much that something does happen to Trump; think the snowflakes will dance in the streets?  If you see that, it would be a good time to scout out a good place to hide, a quick route to get there, buy the camping equipment and a year of food and plan the escape.

See, it reminds me of when I took my nephew to see the 30th anniversary release of The Exorcist.  When the movie came out, it scared the crap out of everyone, made people barf, sent people to church again in droves - 30 years later, most of the audience were laughing, kind of like all the evil gremlins in that 80's movie with Phobee Cates, um, oh yea, duh, Gremlins.

When you lived long enough and see one president assassinated and know the pain it caused a nation, and now just over 55 years later if you see a nation laughing and rejoicing, pretty good indication the party is over and the music is going to stop.

Real soon.