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, March 31, 2018

YOU'RE SO MEAN!

I don't know about you, but this 17 year old from Florida is great entertainment.

I saw the clip of the show where he is explaining to the host that he has a 4.1 GPA and has been rejected by these colleges and the host is aghast that any college would reject him.

But here is what I learned:

First question is 4.1 out of what?  I thought 4.0 was the top number, or do they have more grade levels now, or do you get bonus points that can exceed 4.0?  4.1 out of 4 is exceptional, I guess, 4.1 out of 10, not so much.

Secondly, daddy must be rich to afford sending him across the country for school.  Plane fare alone probably costs more today than a year a college did when I was a kid.

Third, and he did whine about it.

And finally, now there is a 'gap' year?  Finish high school and take a year off before you start college?  Somehow I bet he is not planning to get a 40 hour a week job during his 'gap year'.  See number 2 there.

Funny how the words spoiled and entitled keep popping into my brain.

But,  Laura Ingraham kids him on air about whining and now the naive twerp lashes out at her - and how does he do it?  This is great.

The clueless twerp who wants to lead a revolution jumps back over the line and says "You're so mean!  I'm just a child.  You are making fun of a child, bring me my safety toy!"  Okay, not an exact quote.  But it is definitely sounds like whining to me.

Lenin meets Eddie Munster.  He whines about being accused of whining.  And admit it, he does look like a 17 year old version of Eddie Munster.

What cracks me up are advertisers are dropping from Laura's show because of pressure from those following the 17 years old, whom doesn't have a freaking job and the only money he has is what mommy and daddy give him.

Hey, he says he's a kid so talk about him like he's a kid.

This is nearing 'belly ache from laughing' time.  The Twep is about to get a single mom fired from her job because 'she was so mean to me, I'm just a kid' as he attempts to lead a revolution to repeal the 2nd Amendment.

Okay, Laura is not hurting for money, not like she'd be homeless, and I don't watch her show or listen to her radio show, mostly because she's talking about things like The Twerp Who Stole the Constitution and I've got better things to do with my time, like, um, write a blog about the Twerp Who Stole the Constitution, never mind.

But Vladimir Munster is scaring the crap out of me, not that he will ever be successful, but that he is still clueless how he is being used and he is getting drunk on his perceived popularity and the longer this goes on the harder the fall is going to be and if this kid gets his panties all wadded up because someone says 'he is whining' there is no way this kid has the intestinal fortitude to handle the fall that is coming.

I'm sorry, this is going to end badly for the young Twerp and I'm starting to feel guilty enjoying this show knowing how it will end.  Soon.

Maybe I'm wrong, maybe 20 years from now the grown Twerp will be married, job, 2.5 kids, own a State Farm office in Buttsville Arkansas, member of school board and unsuccessfully ran for the city council or something.  But, I doubt it.

Fortunately, no one reads this blog lest I be tarred and feathered for picking on our future president.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

SO WHAT?

And Neal Young spoke again, never a good thing when his mouth is moving and there is no music accompanying.  So now he is advocating the removal of Trump from the presidency, it doesn't matter how, which proves once and for all maybe the horse had no name but the singer has no brain.

You knew, one day, one decade, this was going to happen.

So the president had an affair - 10 years ago.  Probably had several in the 1980's.  Probably had several in the 1990's.  Probably had several in the 2000's.

So what?  I figured that out long before I voted for him.

Oh, once it mattered.  But we were told, back in the 1990's that it doesn't matter.  We were told the women were lying, trailer trash, writing a book, pushing a career.  Has no effect on how he does his job and it's personal matter.

I doubt all the Clinton defenders will be jumping to the defense of Trump, no, I bet members of the House and Senate who defended Clinton 20 years ago will be calling for his resignation tomorrow.

Hmm, Clinton gets caught before election about ongoing affair with Flowers, nothing to see there.  Paula, well she's trailer trash.  Broadrick, seeking money with that rape story.  Monica?  Never happened, oops, blue dress stained, okay, so what it happens.

But now a stripper and porn star, who was paid 130k supposedly by Trump, is a well respected source.  I'll bet the media never asks "Is 130k the most you've ever been paid for sex?"

Here is the point.  I don't give a frack about Trump's infidelities, he's a wealthy megalomaniac who's lived an entitled life and that is what he will do.  Secondly, if the media really gives a crap about sex, why has there never been any investigation into Bill Clinton riding on The Lolita Express over 2 dozen times.  That is another rich entitled megalomaniac bloke who stacks the private plane with 12-16 year old girls and boys for sex.  And then other rich megalomaniacs ride on the plane, have sex with kids, and then get blackmailed with the videos.

Over two dozen times, documented, Bill Clinton flew on this plane.  Over two dozen times he flew on the plane where junior high school age kids get buggered.  And nobody cares or gives a flip.

And you want me to give a rat's ass that Trump had an affair 10 years ago?


Saturday, March 24, 2018

AT SEVENTEEN WITH JACK CRAP

I learned the truth at seventeen
That love was meant for beauty queens
And high school girls with clear skinned smiles
Who married young and then retired.
The valentines I never knew
The Friday night charades of youth
Were spent on one more beautiful
At seventeen I learned the truth.
And those of us with ravaged faces
Lacking in the social graces
Desperately remained at home
Inventing lovers on the phone
Who called to say come dance with me
And murmured vague obscenities
It isn't all it seems
At seventeen.

Been watching and reading stories about this 17 year old,  David Hogg, appear on every known news show, I hear they dug up Tom Snyder to interview David on The Tomorrow Show, and you can't publish a story without mentioning his name, though I thought mentioning him in an NFL Mock Draft was a little much.

Here is one of the basic truths of life I've figured out in 60 years.

When you are 17, you think you are smart, smarter than your parents by a factor of 4, and understand life and the world.  Nearly every 17 year old thinks like this.

When you are 34, you are now much more experienced and smarter,  somehow your parents got really smart over the last 10 years, and you realize you didn't know Jack Crap when you were 17.  And you wouldn't be 17 again for anything.

At 51, you understand you didn't know Jack Crap at 34, didn't know Jack Crap at 17, still don't know Jack Crap at 51 and have this fear in your gut when you realize you will never know Jack Crap.  And you wouldn't be 17 again for anything and probably not be interested in being 34 again.

And by 60, you are okay with understanding you will never know Jack Shit and can even say Jack Shit cause you don't care about that anymore either.  Though being 34 knowing what I do now is sounding pretty cool.  But 17, no way.  Especially in today's world.

Part of me likes the Absolute Zero Generation going all active.  Just wish it was over something else.  And I can understand that I have no idea or cannot even imagine what it was like to be in a school or elsewhere when somebody lets loose with the bullets.

But here is David Hogg's problem.  He is being used and doesn't know it.  HE thinks HE is using the media but he has no clue.  The democrats see this has a huge get out the vote issue and they will NEVER do the kind of gun control the protestors are seeking, no intention of doing it.  They will however PROMISE to do it, election after election year - look how long they have promised black America good schools, jobs, fair housing, rid the neighborhoods of gangs and crime, I mean Walter Cronkite use to explain all this on the evening news.

The media and the DNC are going to use this kid, I mean even the fricken' teachers are giving him class credit for missing class to be on TV, and he is about to learn a very valuable lesson, hope he can pick himself up when they leave him like roadkill on the highway.

And here is another question, what exactly are the protestors offering for a solution?  Did you hear any of the speeches?  What exactly is the solution?

'We must do something' is not a solution.  "Government needs to do something" is not a solution and usually screws things up more.  Guns being for sale is not a cause.

Here is a quiz, think of all the school shootings in America - where a kid or kids go to school and start shooting students, teachers etc.  You can even cheat and use google (unless you are concerned one day they are going to ask why you were searching school shootings), and look up all the shootings over the last 20 years.

Now, look up this.  How many of the kids that did these shootings were not on some sort of school/government/pharm psychotic drugs for the last 10 years?

I'll wait.

See if you can find it.

It's okay, I'm not going anywhere.

Take. another minute.

Ten seconds.

Okay, it was a trick question.  There is no example of these kid shooters at schools over the last 20 years who did not go thru grade school, jr. high, and/or high school with prescription drugs to change their brain chemistry.

So maybe that is a solution, anyone who was on psych drugs as a kid can never buy a gun?  That should put an end to our gang problems too.  And once this law is in effect, every child will end up on the drugs and that way legal gun ownership will disappear as it evolves out of time.

The point is, maybe David Hogg can start asking better questions.  Like how do so many young kids today go on these shooting sprees and you didn't really see this sort of thing back in, well every decade that exists prior to the 1990's?  Maybe the 80's.

In other words, you can statistically show the use of these drugs and school shootings correlate.  Not a proof of cause, but it is required to be a cause.  Isn't that a good question?

A brown eyed girl in hand me downs
Whose name I never could pronounce
Said, Pity please the ones who serve
They only get what they deserve.
The rich relationed hometown queen
Married into what she needs
A guarantee of company
And haven for the elderly.
Remember those who win the game
Lose the love they sought to gain
Indebentures of quality
And dubious integrity.
Their small town eyes will gape at you
In dull surprise when payment due
Exceeds accounts received
At seventeen.

Here is the other problem at 17.  You don't see the connections, all the unintended consequences.  It's hard to explain this without an actual solution being proposed but if America attempted to do what Britain and Australia did, have you thought of the consequences?

Britain and Australia did the illegal to own guns thing in reaction to a school shooting.  And most complied.  Then rape, home invasions, burglary, assaults, and other crimes against people and property skyrocketed - I don't mean up 10%, you saw over 1,000% increases in some of these crimes.  And while it went down over time, it's still over twice as high for all those crimes than it was before gun confiscation.

In America, it will work differently, because Americans are not stupid; law abiding, never arrested people will instantly become criminals because they will not give them up.  So now you've created the unintended consequence of putting millions at risk for crimes against them and made 50% of the American public criminals.  So after it's illegal, Kenny the Serial Killer will break into your home and when you shoot him before he can kill you as they bag is body they will be putting you in cuffs and you will go to prison.

Do you actually think the gangs will turn in all their weapons?  But you just disarmed every home and car in America, it will be like thanksgiving to demonic forces.

Then you have all the gun shops put out of business.  All the gun makers put out of business.  Now you have millions of unemployed Americans.  Millions of retirees who's mutual funds were invested in Smith and Wesson and now see their retirement savings drop and can't afford to buy stuff like they use to; food, health insurance, Depends, etc.

But you don't think of these things when you are 17.  He just thinks it's cool as heck getting on all these TV shows.  I mean I don't know this for a fact, but I bet young David Hogg is going to be getting lots of sex his senior year.  He thinks it's cool you can lead a movement without having any clue you are not leading anything, you are being led, you are being used.

And I hope he saves some energy for picking up the pieces of his life when they are all done with him.

After thoughts:  Not being a parent, not sure how they handle putting their kids on mind altering drugs since the age of 6 and then the kid comes home one day reeking of pot, how do you tell them not to do drugs?  You just spent their entire life teaching them they need to take drugs to be normal.

To those of us who know the pain
Of valentines that never came,
And those whose names were never called
When choosing sides for basketball.
It was long ago and far away
The world was younger than today
And dreams were all they gave for free
To ugly duckling girls like me.
We all play the game and when we dare
To cheat ourselves at solitaire
Inventing lovers on the phone
Repenting other lives unknown
That call and say, come dance with me
And murmur vague obscenities
At ugly girls like me
At seventeen.
Songwriters: JANIS IAN

Man, did that woman write a song or what

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

WTF? 3.0

Britain, just what the heck happened?

Seriously?

The land that gave us Monty Python?  Gene Hunt? Mr. Bean?

And now you are about to throw some bloke in prison because he trained his little rug rat of a dog to raise it's right paw anytime he says Heil Sig?  That is a prison term?

Political Correctness run to the extreme end.  Do you realize you will no longer be able to buy, show or view any of the old Monty Python shows?  Should John Cleese just report to prison now for his antics in Monty Python?  Or Rowan in Blackadder?

I mean really, just because some moron teaches a dog a stupid trick, a trick that doesn't put the dog or anyone else's life at risk, didn't hurt anyone, and it's off to prison?

How is Jeremy Clarkson not in prison?  There go all the old Top Gear shows that make gay jokes.  German jokes. Just think if they made a gay German joke?

I was upset about the prison guard in Nebraska that apparently raped a male prisoner's backside who was found not guilty and walks away scott free - oops, is scott free allowed anymore?  Will Scotland call from my arrest in the world court?  How ridiculous but then just about everything today seems ridiculous.

Survey shows that whites and blacks in America highly support free speech and gun ownership; same survey shows immigrants from Mexico and Asia, they are actually against free speech and gun ownership.  So immigrants move to America and then expect America to adapt to them, even giving up free speech and gun ownership.  Jeepers.  Could the future parties be whites and blacks versus everything in-between?

Vote Republican - Because the world really is Black and White?

Vote Democrat - Otherwise we will take away your vote along with speech, self defense, food stamps and housing?

Oh wait, dems already took away the vote - see Bernie 2016.  Nevermind.

Now will sit back and wait to be extradited to Europe for my trial.  All evidence provided by Google and Facebook at no extra charge.




Monday, March 19, 2018

WHERE WAS GOD 2.0

Still been thinking about that 'where was God' stuff and realized I only cracked the surface.

See, removing God from schools wasn't really a first step, the question is was it the continuation of a much larger plan?

See, what came first was Does God Exist.  Darwin introduced to science what Voltaire and many philosophers had hypothesized for centuries, there was no God.  Of course, mention today science stealing from philosophy and they will deny it and maybe they didn't realize the consequences to come, who knows.

So the seed is planted in the brains of children in school that you are not special, you are simply some cosmic accident of numerous other accidents, which I guess makes all of us the full product of nothing but errors.

Then God was kicked out of the schools.

In the 60's, Hollywood started their attack on God and Christians.  Watch old movies all the way thru the 50s and God is assumed, mentioned, revered.  In War of the Worlds, where did people head?  Churches, and it wasn't mocked.

But by the end of the 70's, God became a joke in movies and television.

As the courts decided that God and Christian symbolism should be banned from the public square; inch by inch, step by step, till today Xmas decorations are banned in public parks and buildings.  Heck, Xmas itself is being banned.  Winter Holiday now.

Ask yourself sometime, if the founding fathers could be brought forward in time to look at modern America, they would be absolutely amazed at what they would see, absolutely blown away at how history unfolded, and absolutely devastated at how their words have been misinterpreted, confused, changed to create what we have today.

And I wonder, if you sent them back, would they even bother.  I mean England today turned out not that much different than the USA.  Could of saved a lot of pain to themselves if they'd just gone along.

Course, we might also all be speaking German today under that historical timeline filling out.

So what is this all about?


When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed

The Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

The first document that began the US is the Declaration of Independence.  It talks of laws of nature and God our Creator.   Then the Constitution is written, done, i's dotted and t's crossed.  But in order for it to get passed and in order for it to be understood, there had to be a Bill of Rights.

THE BILL OF RIGHTS – FULL TEXT
Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Amendment II
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
Amendment III
No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Amendment V
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Amendment VI
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
Amendment VII
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Amendment VIII
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Amendment IX
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Amendment X
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.


Now here is what is important.  The founding fathers believed the things in the Bill of Rights were Creator given rights that the government could not stop, remove, kill, squelch, etc.  The rights in the Bill of Rights ARE the unalienable rights.   These are rights that cannot be infringed by the government; federal, state, local, etc.  When you read the constitution it contains lots of instructions and rules but even so it was ambiguous enough that in order to pass they had to spell out The Bill of Rights, those unalienable rights, to make sure it is understood that speech, press, privacy, self defense, etc are rights that cannot be trampled on.  God given, not government allowed.

But, to the point.  Over the last 50 years, let's face it, each of those items in the Bill of Rights have been trampled on, some are barely hanging on at this point.

And we've now had 3 generations, well, maybe two, that have been brainwashed there is no God and that if there is no God, there is no Creator, and the rights in the Bill of Rights are no longer God given but government given and what the government giveth, the government can taketh away.

The Bill of Rights are not part of The Constitution, they exist separately.  Now, amendments to the constitution are in the constitution because why?  They are government given, people given, not God given like the first 10.

But if there is no God, there is no God given rights.  And for 30 to 50 years this country has treated those 10 amendments as government given.  And slowly but surely, they are going to go away.

Take away the 2nd, first, then there is no self defense available when the other 9 go bye bye.  And bye bye, they shall go.  And those little kids playing, starting school this year, they will see this day.

I wonder when communism takes over America, how many people will need to be killed? Lenin, Stalin, and Mao easily hit 150 million.  I fear in America, it won't take that many.  Those countries didn't have 50 years of preparing the populace in education, politics, and news.

WHERE TO BEGIN.......

Back in the 1980's, the Reagan Administration deregulated the airlines.  How'd that work out?  Well, it certainly became cheaper to fly, maybe, hard to tell with all the add ons and extras.  And we have more airlines.

But it appears air travel is starting to make traveling by Greyhound seem first class.  Once upon a time, air travel was special and people dressed for it.  Remember 1980's casual is todays formalwear.

But body cavity searches, fights, wacking off in the aisles, dead dogs, and I can't help but think my decision to never fly again in 1988 was a wise decision.

And speaking of flying, message to Al Gore - Al, put down the bong, you've been staring at Yes album covers for too long.  Now we are going to have flying rivers and rain bombs because Jim drives a pickup and Mary drives the SUV.  I mean seriously, what is it with this country that so many people get paid gaggles of dollars to predict and constantly be wrong yet keep getting paid to be wrong.  Paul Erlich has made his career on The Population Bomb and about the only thing he got right in that book was the page numbers matched the table of contents.  After that, wrong wrong wrong.  Al Gore's totally gotten wrong the temps and such and yet just keeps giving highly paid speeches blathering on now about flying rivers and naked nymphs flying around me calling my name, oh wait, that last part was a dream I had last night, never mind.

While on the subject of idiots, what would be a conversation on idiots without the King himself, Jim Carrey.  I want to say upfront, I've never found him funny.  That show on fox, not funny.  Dumb and Dumber, only movie I've watched thru and that was because was seeing with nephew.  A mindless romp of one dumb joke to the next, showing if you take every stupid joke that bombed in the history of humor and put them end to end you have Jim Carrey.  I mean why, oh why, with all the great comedians of the past, why would you choose Jerry Lewis to steal your act from?  Why not Hope?  Groucho? Birmingham Brown? Chaplin?  But Jerry Lewis?

Harpo would be nice, you wouldn't be able to talk.  That alone would be a 100% improvement.

Hey, Hollywood, there's an idea, remake the Marx Brothers to modern times.

Groucho would be a wisecracking jerk who is being sued by over 10,000 women for his lewd unwanted behavior, a jihad has been declared against him, he's homeless and now a wanted man because he was seen smoking a cigar on a city sidewalk.

Chico would become a rapping con man

And Harpo?  Oh, Harpo would be a former male who becomes a female who enjoys wearing men’s clothing and keeping the company of former female who became male and enjoys wearing women’s clothing.  And Harpo only communicates by texting and selfies.

Zeppo would be the superhero of some sort since Hollywood can't make a movie today without some person in tights running around trying to save the world - hey wait - Al Gore plays Zeppo for sure for sure.

Finally, well, maybe, the news broke that Facebook may have been used to collect data and possibly been used to attempt to influence how people vote.  Golly, that is news, to that that social media sites like Facebook might actually be collecting data on all their users and all their posters and selling it for use to market candidates or products

I'm shocked!  Say it ain't so Joe!  What next, google tracking your searches?  Reading your emails?  Oh, the inhumanity.

My imaginary readers, let me explain something to you and seriously, don't laugh, this is one of those rare moments I actually know what I am talking about.

Most people, like 90%, use their default settings for their browsers.  So here is what happens when you go to a web page.

The web page subject, let's say CNN, loads dozens if not hundreds of little files on your computer in cookies, caches, databases, local items and elsewhere.  Every advertisement you see on the CNN page?  They are also loading dozens to hundreds of little files on the computer.  Those little buttons for Facebutt, Instacrap, etc?  Yep, they are also loading you up with files.  And some sites to make a few extra bucks, will sell a pixel to a company, all you see is the background color, but the data stored in that pixel silo is loaded on your computer also.

You literally can see 500 or more files loaded into your computer just by going to one webpage.

And dare you type in a search in google - try it - go type in Ford Focus and click on a couple of the links, then go to espn or foxness and look at the ads.  See any car ads?  Competitors to the Focus?

See, to us the net is something to look stuff up on, to type endless blithering blogs that no one will ever read, to shop.  But to all those websites and businesses, this is not only a place to educate, a place to shop, it's a place to gather as much data as possible about everyone using the internet: where you go, what links you click, what links you don't.

I use to know a guy who thought he was smart and only used a guest account to surf porn so when he signed out it all got deleted and I just shook my head.  Sorry Charlie, they know who you are, your IP of your router, your internet provider records every website you visit, the MAC address of your machine's wifi or ethernet card, nope, everything you ever did saw watched or clicked on the net has been recorded, databased, categorized, and studied.

EVERY search you ever put in Google is recorded, classified, attached, never to be deleted from you.  Google, Facebutt, Instacrap, youtube, etc etc etc ALL MAKE THEIR MONEY COLLECTING DATA AND THEN SELLING AND PROVIDING TARGET MARKETING TO PEOPLE SELLING THINGS OR WANTING TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE UP TO.

Jeepers, people still don't understand this?

Do you have one of those shoppers cards that get you discounts on a lot of the purchases at the store, 'you saved 10.95 today' they say.  What the store doesn't tell you is they sell that info on every customer.  Insurance companies like them because they can look at what you buy in the stores to know if you are a good risk or likely to die this year.  Pity the fool that uses such a card at Kroger, but goes to Whole Foods or Sprouts to buy all the veggies fruits or meat - cause the people who buy data will never know - oh wait, you pay by the same debit card at both places?

Do you live in an area with cameras on just about every traffic light?  Or those little weird looking things on street lights?  Why does your state put in RFID chips in your license plates and drivers licenses if they don't have a way to read them?

Car insurance companies now offer a little device for your car that will track your speed location when you break when you accelerate and sends that info real time to the insurance company.  They say it helps lower your rates, well, until they find out you are really Lead Foot Larry and routinely drive 10 miles over every limit and slam on brakes 5x each trip.

So where am I going with all this, who knows.  But big story out is the professor who had some deal with facebook to do surveys and collect data sold the data to some data collection/ analysis place in England which has a subsidiary company in the US and that subsid company did business with the Trump campaign therefore we should impeach the president.

Back to your computer.  There are ways to lock down a browser, block all cookies, private browsing and guess what, you still end out with hundreds or thousands of these little files and the only way to get rid of them is manually find the folders and delete everything in them.

So the gist of this is facebutt members were asked if they would like to participate in a survey, allowed the survey to collect data on them and all their facebutt friends and then sold that data to a company who has another company across the pond who was hired by the Trump campaign.  No actual evidence that info given the Trump campaign even came from the survey, but that is not the standard for a republican, the sniff that there might be something wrong is enough evidence to convene a special prosecutor and a Grand Jury.

A democrat can be standing over the dead naked body of a 25 year old, dead from a gun shot and stabbing and that democrat could have a gun in one hand and a bloody knife in the other and the media would by 'whoa, let's not jump to any conclusions!   This dead woman worked at a TGIF in Kearney NB five years ago where a republican congressman once had lunch, we should investigate if that republican congressman might have known the decease'.

It would be a cosmic order of naivety to not think political parties are major purchasers of data from internet companies.  And since almost all of us 'agreed to terms' we willfully signed away any right to privacy on the internet.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

STICKS AND STONES

Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but  Names will never hurt me.

Welcome to the 21st century!

Sticks and Stones may break my bones but call me a name and the jail time will double.

THE EVILS OF RACISM AND OTHER THINGS NOBODY CARES ABOUT

Late night blogs always turn out on the strange side of life.

Or not.

One of the head scratching strange things we older people ponder is censorship.  Growing up, there were rules and standards, for example married couples on TV slept in separate beds, like Dick Van Dyke and MTM.  News reporters were well aware of FDR's private lover for years and JFK's private lovers each night.  LBJ probably got more in the WH than Clinton.

Then came the 60's and 70's and rules dropped one by one and we called it good,  Young people today if they watch the first couple of seasons of SNL might laugh, but they don't get it.  They've grown up with much 'worse' on TV, they didn't have that OMG moment when "Jane, you ignorant slut" was said and you were just amazed that they said slut on TV.

Now, it appears, you have to be a slut to be on TV.

Or who can remember the job interview with Chevy Chase and Richard Prior?

Blazing Saddles?

But what scratches our heads is what is happening today.  The left, which freed artists, writers, actors, comedians, etc from the shackles of those standards have swung the pendulum so far now the left is the party of  racism and censorship.

Now the left does not want to hear about Christianity, God, etc.  It want's to block conservative speakers and will riot if one shows up on campus.  And in Britain, and I suspect the US, there is a case unfolding now where over the last 30 years young boys and girls have been grabbed and groomed - groomed to help men in the predominately moslem area have sex.  And police knew about, the government knew about it, the media knew it was going on and nobody did jack shit because they were afraid of charges of racism.

Sit down and let that soak in for a moment.  Over 1,000 children kidnapped and repeated raped and nobody did anything for fear of being called racists.

And we wonder why millennials are so screwed up today.  Raised in a world where kidnapping and raping 10 year old kids is preferred to people thinking you are a racist if you object.

And we all know in this country the godlike Bill Clinton to half this country has ridden on the Lolita Express over 2 dozen times and you are a blithering idiot if you think he went for the peanuts and in flight movie.  He rode those planes to have sex with underage girls, how underage?  Who the hell knows and why should you care if it was 10, 12 or 15?

Hey, don't just believe me, go read up on it.

A report by think tank Quilliam has found that more than eight out of ten men convicted of grooming gang offences have an 'Asian' background, while victims are "almost exclusively white girls". https://t.co/WMYGngGPDf

We can't show Charlie Chan movies on TV anymore because we might offend a culture and now we allow the same culture to kidnap and rape and prostitute young white girls lest we be called Racists.

Stop and let that sink in.  We live in the 21st century where being thought of as a racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe and other such things is WORSE THAN KIDNAPPING AND RAPING CHILDREN.

Sorry for my French, but fuck that.  And now the pendulum approaches to the left apex, the fear of being called a name trumps the raping of children, repeatedly, for years.  Good luck explaining that on Judgement Day.

Last weekend watched Lonesome Dove again.  Haven't seen that in a few years but I love that miniseries or movie or whatever it was.

'Course, those days of justice are gone where you catch the horse thieves and killers and just hang 'em where you find them.  Never gave them a fair trial with a lawyer who could find some reason for them to be excused for their violence like addiction or something.  Or when some injuns stole the woman and one of the rangers goes after them and shoots down about 12 Indians to get back the woman, racist bastard.

Anyone coming by and sees the sign horse thief under a hanging corpse will think world is a little better place today with him gone.

If we still hung car thieves or bike thieves, nobody would need be locking their cars or bikes up.

Does anyone watch Lonesome Dove today and think Gus and the Captain were bad guys who should be jailed for crimes?

But to be honest, in this country, even back in the 1950's and 1960's, I suspect many a local town or community dealt with a sexual attack on a child quietly to protect the child from public knowledge, which means there were never trials.

Fortunately, back then LSD was just out and locals could shove a couple down someone's throat and then toss them off the cliff and just write it off as another foolish drug addict thinking he could fly.......

Admit it, you remember reading those stories all the time back in the 60's.  LSD, thought he could fly.

"Do not post anything which could be considered offensive" – Police hunt down Facebook users who made "offensive" comments about Muslim grooming gangs online. #Priorities https://t.co/6rVLoX2OLX

— Jack Montgomery ن (@JackBMontgomery) January 13, 2018


Golly.  I will admit, I almost thought about opening a facebutt account after reading that.

Let's see, Pedophilems?  Mosophiles?  Pedlams?

By the way, please tell me none of my imaginary readers had a thought like "I wonder how much being a groomer pays".  Yuk.

I just don't get the whole ped thing.  I mean, did I ever think 14 or 15 year old girls were hot?  Yea, when I was like 8 to 15 years old.  Not when I was 21 or 51 or 60, it's wrong.  I'm sorry, but you are absolutely soulless if you are into sex with kids:  absolutely, completely, soulless.

I often suspect, but can't really ask, but suspect greatly that men that enjoy buggering little kids had been buggered themselves as children, but that can't possibly explain all the incidents of what is happening in society.

Good God, could the Brits have turned their back on their children because they secretly wanted to bugger them too?

I wonder how Gus and the Captain would handle this problem.  But not for long, we know.

She watched her boy grow into a man 
He had an angel's heart and the devil's hand 
He wore his star for all to see 
He was a Texas lawman legacy 
Then one day word blew into town 
It seemed the men that shot his father down 
Had robbed a bank in Jerico 
The only thing 'tween them and Mexico 
Was Lonesome Dove 

The shadows stretched across the land 
As the shots rang out down the Rio Grande 
And when the smoke had finally cleared the street 
The men lay at the ranger's feet 
But legend tells to this very day 
That shots were comin' from an alleyway 
Though no one knows who held the gun 
There ain't no doubt if you ask someone 
In Lonesome Dove 

Back to back with the Rio Grande 
A Christian woman in the devil's land 
She learned the language and she learned to fight 
But she never learned how to beat the lonely nights 
In Lonesome Dove, Lonesome Dove



Monday, March 5, 2018

THE MILLENNIAL WAVE

When you read the news about politics and the coming election, most articles are trending towards the reps getting handed their lunches in the 2018 election, dems taking back both houses of congress, impeachment blah blah blah.

People are missing something big here.

We need to go back to the baby boomers for comparison.  Boomers were this huge population of kids born between 1945 and 1965, followed by a much smaller generation called Generation X.  Well, back in 1972, there was a takeover of the Democratic Party, led by the massive voting of young baby boomers, out went the old guard and in came the new much more liberal democrats.  And those democrats elected over the next 20 years or so are the old guard of the party today.

So here is the thing, the Millennials are as big as the baby boomers, actually a bigger population, in spite of the wars in the Middle East the total death toll is less than a year in Vietnam.

But these millennials stuck up their little heads in the clouds in 2016 and went for Bernie and truth is if the DNC and Hillary hadn't manipulated things Bernie would have won that primary - but no worries - the DNC is assuring us manipulating primaries is protected by the first amendment.

Those millennials have not gone away, they have gotten pissed off though.  And this is about to shake the politics of this country up something seriously.

Already you see Diane Feinstein not getting the nod out of the California primary convention, basically being told time to retire.  Will she get the nod in the actual primary, who knows, but I'd bet right now she is seriously thinking of hanging up the spurs and taking her 10's of millions she's earned insider trading and getting large government contracts directed to her husbands business interests.

The point is, the parties are just about to see a major shakeup because millennials are now all voting age and ready to rumble.  And they are about to do to the democrat party what the baby boomers did, kick out the old guard and go far left.

These millennials seem awful enamored with socialism and communism, showing their public school education much of made much of Lenin, Stalin, Mao etc.  Or they were taught that Sweden or Denmark were socialist systems and work great, failing to mention that Sweden and Denmark, if states of the US, would be in the bottom 10 in population.

Fact of life, what works for a few won't work for the many and what works for the many won't work with the few.  Can't compare Sweden to US, or Japan to US when populations, cultures, etc all play a harmonious whole that won't exist here.

But to the point, when the older democrat voters see their party become outright socialists and communists, what will they do?  Will they fight for their party control or look at alternatives?  Then again, watch what the dems decided to stand for and watch for the term Universal Income, a guaranteed living wage paid to everyone in America.

Might see a lot of older people worried about their retirements go 'yea!'.

So what will republicans do?  Swing right?  Swing middle to pick up more in the middle and give up the far right?  And where does the far right voter go then?  Do parties split?  Do dems split to the Socialist Party and the Democratic Capitalistic Party?  Does that latter combine with middle of the road republicans and those finger in the air politicians like Kaisach or a Bush or middle of the road democrats join forces so we have the two extremes and the middle?

It's kind of interesting but I suspect it will be much worse than what baby boomers did.  See, baby boomers were better educated in high school and college than millennials; more core reading writing and arithmetic than millennials who were brainwashed with social classes to make them, well, communists and socialists.

I know, there were commies and socialists in college in the 70's, but there were opposing views and the freedom existed to argue, debate, even with professors.  Now, that is squelched, and these little darlings haven't really been tested in their knowledge or theories.

And is there a silent majority in millennials?  We see the protestors but for every protestor there are 10 not protesting, where do they land?  What do they think?  How will they vote?  Will more jobs being created be enough for many millennials to wake up and think maybe capitalism is better than socialism?  Or voting is better than not being able to vote?
Will they educate themselves beyond regurgitating what professors told them and learn that communism works great in the 20th century if you were not one of the 150 million that were murdered by Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Castro, and other communist leaders to 'make it work'.

For the good of the state, don't you know.

In 1984, baby boomers and Gen X were asked to step up to the plate and have the SS/Med taxes doubled to save SS/Medicare.  Promises were made, promises were broken, like the extra tax would never be touched or borrowed against and it was less than a year before IOU's got tossed in for all that cash coming in and now those IOU's make up about 8 trillion of our 21 trillion in debt and baby boomers are going to want their SS they paid for, we carried the WWII generation and Silent Generation thru their retirements and now it's time for the millennials and the next generation to pony up and protect us in old age.

Except baby boomers and GenX graduates were not saddled with 100k in college loans.  And those WWII/Silents had lots of pensions besides the SS.  Baby boomers don't get the pensions and less than 20% have over 100k in retirement funds, so that SS money is going to be necessary and it will need to be increased dramatically less we want a nation with 50 million senior citizens living on the streets.

And no millennials, euthanasia is not an option, shut up.  On the other hand, Vonnegut wrote a short story in Welcome to the Monkey House back in 1961 that predicted suicide centers and old people doing themselves in would become the patriotic thing to do.  For Country and Family, end it now.  Save the country!  Save your family the horrible expenses and pain of your old age.  Visit a local suicide center.

Public and private pension funds are horribly underfunded, throw that into the equation.

So the millennials, unable to get really good jobs out of college, saddled with 100k in debts for college so they could work 3 part time jobs, are going to revolt big time and they will revolt at the ballot box.

Trump was not an outlier, a blip, he was the start of what is going to be a very unsure and uncomfortable time ahead for many.

Frankly, at this point, I'm betting on the 50 million homeless seniors.  I don't think the millennial generation is going to have the foundation to sacrifice for older generations and frankly, saddling them with that kind of debt in their 20's how do you blame them?


Sunday, March 4, 2018

HOW CELEBRITIES DEFINE GUN CONTROL

How do celebrities define gun control?

You cannot have one, but their 24 hour body guards can.

Remember that if you watch the Oscars tonight and listen to them dribble out about gun control.  They are talking about YOU, not THEM.

Sad thing about all these rules you must be 21 to buy a gun, well unless you join the military then they train you to kill with them.  Too bad that 20 year old young woman in her apartment late into the night when a serial rapists breaks in and she is being raped she can thank all those other millennials that she couldn't own a gun and have shot the asshole raping her.  Have to be 21 for that.

Something really bad happened this week that nobody is paying attention to, and should be.  Apparently there is this woman Pamala Gellar who is a very outspoken and anti moslem. There is even a jihad out for her life and that famous attempt in Texas but also several men in MA were arrested for a plot to behead her and have been sent to prison.

So what happened?  Some liberal rag, part of the main stream media darlings, wrote some story about her daughters and their online social media stuff and some internet show and named those two teens and also her two other daughters who apparently used another last name - didn't look up whether Gellar is a fake name or what - but basically they outed her teen and younger daughters, who they are, area they live, and all the mainstream media picks it up and blares it out.

They just put those four young girls lives in danger big big time.

What now if something happens to them?  Can those writers and capped toothed pretty faced idiots who read the news be held responsible for outing them and what happens?

They should be held responsible now by the American public.  The American public should call all their advertisers for The Daily Beast and everyone who parroted the story and boycott them, use liberalism against the liberals.  The reporter and editors should get their asses canned.

But won't happen, Pam is conservative and christian so it's okay.  Liberal relativism, all truths are valid, except christian and conservatism and all views are tolerated except christians and conservatism.

Some days I look forward the US being overrun by Moslems and all these professors and news people being put to death.  Oh who is kidding who, they will cave so fast to Sharia law their toupees will spin.


DUE PROCESS, WE HARDLY KNEW YOU

Trump voters all over America are in mourning, their beloved Moses turns out to be one of those wussy, pencil necked liberal bed wetting hoity toity gun grabbing democrats hoping to turn us into a nation of slaves.

The telling thing though is the comment first we grab the guns and then we do due process and it's such a bold direct attack and redefining to the 4th Amendment and everyone knows it, and wise speakers and writers are pointing out that if you give the government the ability to bypass the 4th amendment with guns, what will be next?  How about the IRS confiscates all of Donald Trumps rental properties because they THINK he MIGHT cheat on his taxes in the future?

Not that I consider myself a wise writer.

Does this scare you, no, not that I'm a wise writer, the confiscation stuff stupid?  To think we are moving into an time and area where the government can confiscate or detain you and anything you own is gone because an anonymous phone call or report is made that you MIGHT do something in the future?

Why are you so shocked?  This is not the 'cause', it's simply another effect, the next step in the slippery slope that began 20 or 25 years ago thanks to the drug war.

The Drug War - where several US  agencies make billions supporting the growth cultivation and distribution of coca and poppy all over the world and several other  agencies make billions arresting and confiscating assets from the people who earn a living growing, cultivating, distributing and using the end products of coca and poppies.  Like snakes eating their tails, the war is.

See folks, almost 3 decades ago some smart people bamboozled the folks in America with the idea that law departments should get to keep and sell for cash assets of anyone arrested for drug dealing.  Notice I did not say convicted of drug distribution, nor proof something was purchased with cash gained from the drug trade, nope, just arrested.   Oh heck, it doesn't even require arrest though, just suspicion of drug trade.

The past 30 years are full of stories of an individual going to bank, taking out 7k in cash and getting a ride to purchase a used car.  And 'somehow' police will pull over the car and 'suspect' something and next thing they know they find a guy wit 7k in cash on him and 'suspect' a drug deal either went down or was going to go down so they 'confiscate' the cash and now it is up to that person to hire lawyers and go to court to prove they were not conducting drug business but was, in fact, going to buy a used car for his daughter to take to college or something else so innocent.

We've sat on our asses for nearly 30 years and let a semi police state develop where you today can drive to your bank and want to take out a few grand in cash and the bank will want to know why you want your money. (by the way, best answer to give a banker is you've started a side business buying and selling bull semen and you'd already used your petty cash this morning gathering bull semen from one rancher but need another X, 000 to go to the next ranch to gather more bull semen for some buyers in Japan - then make sure to shake their hand before you leave).

So next the cops pull you over, somehow just smelling that cash in your wallet, and come up with some reason to check your body and vehicle for something illegal (due process) and when they find the cash immediately assume that illegal drug activity is involved and whoosh that cash is gone and now the citizen has to prove to the courts that they were not about to buy drugs but that dream car or Art Deco piece.

Due Process?  Please, exited the building before Kurt Cobain took his final trip.

Most millennials hadn't gotten their first zit by the time due process has left the building.  Just watching the constitution burn, one word, one phrase, one freedom at a time.

But millennials are another blog.  And yes, still on my Warren Zevon thing.


Roland searched the continent for the man who'd done him in
He found him in Mombassa in a barroom drinking gin
Roland aimed his Thompson gun - he didn't say a word
But he blew Van Owen's body from there to Johannesburg

Roland the headless Thompson gunner...
The eternal Thompson gunner
still wandering through the night
Now it's ten years later but he still keeps up the fight
In Ireland, in Lebanon, in Palestine and Berkeley
Patty Hearst heard the burst of Roland's Thompson gun and bought it