Monday, August 14, 2017

Charlottesville Junction


No matter what, goes the apparent unwritten media standard,Trump must be blamed right off the bat for anything that goes wrong -- and so he was when he didn't use the politically correct language during the aftermath of the Charlottesville, Virginia riot.  They wanted names, names, names publicized:  Neo-Nazis, the KKK, white supremacists and their ilk.  Why, oh why, didn't Trump mention each individually, shouted the morons? 

However, peculiar, yes? Nobody in journo land begged Obama to single out and publicly condemn specific radical black groups when chaos broke out in Ferguson, MS or Baltimore, MD.

I knew all I needed to know over the weekend when I saw a report by ABC via the Stephanopoulos show in which a photo of the 20-year-old alleged murderer was thrown up on the screen, with words in large letters underneath his name reading REGISTERED REPUBLICAN.  I wish I could remember the last time ABC similarly accommodated a criminal Democrat suspect, but I doubt there is such precedent.

Speaking of Ohio's "superior" white auto driver, said to have a history of mental problems (getting to be normal status in this country), we also note that he would seem to have been in elementary school when Obama came into Office, so the entirety of his school years from that point were filled with Obama's educational bull crap and racial favoritism (that's called racism by those who use the proper term).  As time goes on, we're sure to find a lot of screwed up adults who came to be that way as children growing up under Obama's ways.  Of course, all blame will fall upon Trump, whom the left, some on the right and their willing shadow buddies can't wait to toss out of Washington for their own reasons (not yours).

While we understand why some would wish to topple the statue of Robert E. Lee and other controversial figures, we also offer a warning:  Sometime in the future, perhaps in the distant future, preserving such reminders might be the only defense one has against others who wish to tarnish and insist for their own ends that certain episodes or artifacts of history were in error or never existed at all.  When we hide or destroy history's remnants, we may easily ring in our own demise simultaneously.

Which leads us to the mayor of some Kentucky town, who thought the best response to all of this is to remove two Confederate (?) statues in his own town.  Yeah mayor, that'll show 'em. 

Watching Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe speak against violent whities, sounding something akin to the politically correct valedictorian at a junior college graduation, left me uninspired, as did NY's governor Andrew Cuomo, who needlessly warned there was no room for white supremacists in the country -- a statement reminiscent of one he uttered some time back when advising that there was no place for politically conservative people in NY.  In Cuomo's world, there's no room for anybody but those who think like he -- and this man may have presidential intentions, so may his words return to haunt him.

Meanwhile, as radical groups of all sorts fret and fight in the streets over relics of the distant past, few pay attention to the sidelines, where members of a particular group of people plot and plan to one day take over the U.S. government using the steady and sure weapon called multiple childbirth.  Yes, deep within the United States are haters living in their own special communities who hate our freedoms and Constitution more than any other faction, and they both raise and educate their young as, not simply race haters, but as America haters.  And don't think they aren't appreciative of street riots, for such chaos participants are assisting the unseen more than "our" garden-variety hate groups could imagine. 

Who knows, the day may come when you beg the universe to send that damned asteroid.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

From Abraham, Martin & John to Che', Mao and Kim


 Breaking News:  American diplomat staff working in Cuba apparently suffered hearing loss due to what is thought to be sound wave interference.  I'm always amazed at uses found for sound in science, technology. . .and war.  We had our own ideas back in 1971, when we wondered if ultrasonics had any bearing on injuries allegedly caused during UFO encounters:  http://robert-barrow.blogspot.com/2007/10/apro-publishes-ufo-ultrasound-article.html

Harkening back to that old song, "Abraham, Martin and John," we find it all replaced with a new tune -- we could call it "Che', Mao and Kim."  The peaceful intentions of Abe Lincoln, the Rev. Martin Luther King and John Kennedy seem very much currently to have been stampeded by the self-perpetuating influence of such despicable, murderous bastards as Che' Guevara, China's Mao Tse Tung and Kim Jong-un.  I mean, isn't it easier to find a Che' t-shirt than a John Kennedy?  How long before kids return to school with "I Love Kim" backpacks?

The world's always been a dangerous place, but we humans offer it an inordinate amount of help to keep things that way.

Various factions among us long assumed that we would eventually meet our end as a species by way of nuclear war, an asteroid, cosmic rays, disease or -- it's painful to write this -- climate change.  But now, along comes yet another study indicating that men's sperm counts, especially among Western Europeans, continue to diminish in large numbers.  Some researchers believe it's caused by the chemicals and plastics we use (no brain surgeon thinking needed there), and I tend to agree they play a significant influence.

Then again, maybe it's just about time for Homo sapiens and everything like us to check out the way millions of other "ancestor" species -- be they insects, fish, birds, mammals, carrots or snails -- have exited over the millennia.  Maybe we've served a purpose and it's time for the old species heave-ho so Ma Nature can introduce the next circus attraction of the day.  As much as we like to think we're going to live forever, or that we can continue our living legacies by bowing to biological processes and "love affairs" by making children, that's only a short-term solution, and ultimately the evolutionary curtain closes in anticipation of the next act.

Trump confronts North Korea:  What's he supposed to do?  Offer Kim U.S. citizenship?  Trump, thankfully, is no Obama, and I'm grateful that he has enlisted the services of generals and other military personnel who don't have the luxury of sitting on their hands, attempting to wish Kim away to the cornfield.  The leftist media, so out of most rational loops by now, is hardly worth attention as its associates blame Trump for everything and the Obama bunch for nothing.

Don't expect Princeton U. to provide men of strength:  Nope, they're all in with hiring somebody to counsel masculinity out of male students, apparently because boys and men are just too, um, male-like.  When I read about this -- and when I read that Google fired the employee who spoke truth regarding an apparently secret fact that men and women are different -- I actually felt as though I had just received a quick hit of testosterone, causing me to feel fresh and ready about telling Princeton's administrative and faculty morons where to go.  Parents, if you're actually spending money to send, particularly, your sons to Princeton and other institutions of higher "leaning" like this, pull 'em out and get a refund.  This crap, like "diversity," will kill both mind and body, if you let it.

As a side note:  Last year, a college from which I received credits totally, absolutely and finally dropped me off their mailing list when I sent an e-mail and complained that a new "world peace" curriculum they were offering actually included in the introduction the words "social justice," and I suggested this was all about socialism and communism.  Another fine example of colleges and universities striving to tear this country down - to be replaced by what, exactly?  Hell by any other name is called Democrats.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Liars in the Night


Maybe it's my imagination, but clumps of political dirt in Washington, D.C. seem almost always to pile up late at night.

This time, it was GOP sweetheart Senator John McCain, arriving late, but arriving just in time, nevertheless, to dump a mountain of Obamacare-saving crud all over the Senate floor merely by voting no on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.  McCain, a true American hero for his military bravery during the Vietnam conflict, and now enduring the trauma of a brain tumor, had the power to vote Obama's major artifact of evil legacy into dust -- but decided instead to betray his own past promises to Arizona constituents and voted to keep a quickly failing health care plan on useless life support.

A swing vote?  Yes, but probably considerably more.  We would almost bet the farm on McCain voting as he did to strike back at Trump, who questioned McCain's hero status during the presidential campaign and after.  Nice comeback, Senator McCain, except if this was a case of payback, he also dumped on his Arizona constituents, who, like the rest of America, now face the prospect of doling out much more for health care in premiums and deductibles.  Will John McCain and Barack Obama share a similar legacy of progressive hype?

Disgusting, too, that other senators who also promised on numerous occasions to repeal and replace Obamacare likewise voted not to kill off the ACA beast.

Liars lie, and party affiliation means nothing.  In a past blog entry, we likened Republicans to lazy house cats who let the mice (Democrats) do as they wish.  The failure to repeal and/or replace the ACA by this time actually puts those effete house cats into a coma, rather than a mere dozing posture.  The only true cure may lie with GOP and Independent voters, who need to take a second or third look at truly conservative government, as opposed to progressive ideals which, though popular, can only lead a society into socialism and worse.

A 16-year-old high school student from Mexico dies after border agents allegedly ask him to drink substances he was transporting in bottles as he entered the United States.  Unfortunately, the bottles of liquid contained a deadly suspension of highly dangerous methamphetamines.  Now the family in Mexico has lawyered up for big money, and the U.S. media (of course) is holding a pity party for the dead teen while attacking border agents' versions of what happened.  But we do know what happened.  Too bad nobody cares that the kid was trying to bring in enough drugs to kill other teens and destroy families on this side of the border.  As we continue dripping with compassion, may we just add that we don't care that he was 16 or a Mexican high school student.  He was a drug peddler, maybe a "mule" without maturity, but who cares?  A drug shipment was stopped, perhaps saving other young prople, and that's really all that matters.

In a related matter, Rep. Luis Gutierrez continues to blast Trump, calling him a criminal, and insisting that illegal immigrants are not criminals.  Even more of a laugh, Gutierrez reportedly put his wife on his congressional  payroll years ago and she has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from campaign funds.

Hitler Youth Who?  Crazed leftists, outraged about President Trump's speech to some 30,000 Boy Scouts, likened his political comments to attempts to build something akin to "Hitler youth."  Funny -- we feel the same about Al Gore's new movie, a second video attempt to hypnotize young people into sticking with his often rather dismissible environmental inconvenient "truth."  If you have kids, make sure they know the "other side" cries out to be heard -- and the other side has the real facts, not at all inconvenient.  Meanwhile, anybody building a "Gore Youth" program for the kiddies?

The Sky is Falling Department:  We love the media frenzy over Trump joking with law enforcement folk that they don't need to bother putting their hands over suspects' heads when escorting them into police cars.  Somehow, this was interpreted as "police brutality," giving the usual media bigmouths something else of pure fiction to hype up and squawk about.

As health care options continue to sink beneath the surface of affordability, legislators need to take a really, really close look at employing enlisted military medical personnel departing the service to help provide care when "basic care" is the word.  Military medical corpsmen often know as much as their civilian counterparts, it's just that hands-on training and experience with living patients suffering various forms of trauma took the place of classroom education.  These folks are ready NOW to take some of the strain off a patient care crisis, inexpensively and competently.  This solution make so much sense that you can bet it will never-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r happen in the U.S.  Insurance companies, paid-off legislators and "professional" medical organizations, established like predatory tree roots, will never entertain even the mere thought.  Too bad.

Your personal assistant robot may kill you, but it will be great around the house in the meantime:  We applaud Elon Musk for attempts to set Mark Zuckerberg straight about the potential horrors of artificial intelligence.  Zuckerberg apparently dismisses any thoughts of AI eventually turning against humans, believing it instead to be our beneficial assistant in every way. 

Me?  I'll take my robot with an on/off switch and easily detachable extremities, thank you.  One can't be too careful.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Dripping with Compassion, July 2017




Cruel intentions aren't really what we wish to sprinkle around this month, but I must confess that I've apparently misplaced my compassion badge as I mull over the following stories:

First of all, while I'm puzzled and far from pleased with President Trump's displeasure with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who seems to be tackling illegal immigration and related crime with all the enthusiasm conservative voters hoped for, I do agree with Trump's new policy against allowing transgendered folk into the military -- at least until the facts shake out.

Breaking:  The military services will take no action until the President clarifies his intentions.

Yes, it IS too expensive and dangerously resource-consuming to bother propping this minute segment of society up whilst a country worries about fighting current battles and wars yet to come.  Transgendered people often present with the excessive baggage of insurmountable mental problems and suicide rates many times above the national average for the non-transgendered population.  The military is not a game and is not a party for social experimentation -- and this is the very definition of social experimentation.  At issue next will be the disposition of TG service members who already entered the military under legendary progressive community organizer Obama.  Yeah, we know -- some TG people have served with no problems.  But probably not all, if one depends upon overall statistics for society in general.

On the other hand, it appears that gays serving openly in the armed services do not present a problem, which is personally satisfying to me because, as noted numerous times in these blog entries, I fully supported legislation to allow gay military folk to serve, as they have in other countries without difficulties.

Believe it or not, TG folk, the decision is simple.  If you want to join the military, which must be action-ready at all times without taking a step back to assure your hormone therapy, surgery or physical/psychological healing, don't go through the Big Change.  If, however, you're dead set on becoming a different gender, avoid military life altogether.

In any case, watch for activists to enlist the assistance of extreme ACLU leftists to overturn Trump's decision, and knowing how radical Obama era attorneys still, regrettably, wield immense power throughout society, don't be surprised if a reversal happens soon, based upon little but emotion.

From the If We Could Save Just One Department:  Attempts to bring baby Charlie Gard to the United States from England were dramatic, but I fail to sign on with Glenn Beck (whom I admire greatly) and other celebrities and politicians who elicited money and public interest to accomplish this essentially fruitless chore.  Is the world not filled with infants, children and adults who "deserve" to come to the U.S. for treatments, experimental or otherwise, of their illnesses?  My math isn't the best, but I suspect we could easily inundate our country with sheer numbers of those who qualify.  Further, since when does the U.S. tell other countries how they can handle their health care, no matter how lacking, opting to spirit out and bring in patients whose health apparently fails due to crappy doctoring, nursing or whatever in any nation?  If the supreme do-gooders wish to care for the world's growing and increasingly sick population, they need to buy tickets and go where they need to go -- and leave it all over there.

Even more compassion:  Moron teens  near Miami preferred to make a video, instead of doing anything to save a drowning man who soon met his watery demise.  Should they have at least called 9-1-1?  Yes, of course -- then again, in our litigious society, there are instances of victims suing the very people who save their lives.  Good Samaritans, like baby seals in Canada, can get "clubbed" just for trying to do the right thing.  Nevertheless anybody expecting heroics among a disturbing proportion of the up-and-coming, self-absorbed youth of today may have a long wait.

How much compassion can you take?  Then there's San Antonio, featuring a tractor-trailer filled with hot, very hot dead and critically dehydrated people un-fresh from Mexico and who knows what other countries.  First, gather up survivors and the dead and send 'em back, then have a speedy trial, allowing an obviously guilty verdict and a quick death penalty for the driver who "didn't know" he was hauling human cargo.  The next step should be deadly serious government actions to shut down and ban the very concept of "sanctuary cities" in a country where laws allow for no such foolishness, and that requires arresting and putting on trial any governor, mayor or other public official who refuses to comply with established law.  Further, dare we say it -- those who paid plenty to journey to the U.S. illegally in this instance discovered "social justice" in its worst form.

The Ohio State Fair:  Death takes a ride.  Officials insist that the killer ride which literally fell apart was inspected "several times."  Who performed the inspection -- ISIS?

Speaking of ISIS and its many friends here in the United States, when are the Feds planning to take a pair of giant tweezers to California and extract from yet another mosque the latest Jew-hating imam calling for Jewish deaths all over the planet?  Born in Egypt and now making his home in the USA, this cockroach and his willing buds need to be kicked out of this country before another disaster happens.

Compassion we hate:  The Trump administration, despite the big talk, quickly issued 15,000 H2B visas to foreign workers.  This is how Trump is putting Americans to work?

New kid on the block:  Anthony Scaramucci enters the White House, apparently to shake things and people up as butts either get kicked out or self-kick themselves out the door.  Will he and/or Jeff Sessions be able to apprehend and hold responsible White House "leakers?"  Scaramucci's name reminds me for no reason of a villain named Scaramanga (portrayed by the great Christopher Lee) in the James Bond movie, "The Man With the Golden Gun."  Were the Washington journo crew younger, a few of them might have picked up on that little tidbit and made unfair comical comparisons.  Then (sigh. . .) there's Scaramouch, whom we assume without any self-evidence whatsoever could be the person referenced in the Queen song, "Bohemian Rhapsody." 

TV networks in the doldrums:  Really?  The best these folks can do is present endless documentaries about Princess Diana and, soon, dramatic episodes about the Menendez brothers' murders of their parents?  TV production crews already did Jack the Ripper to "death" and various time travel programs have explored pretty much everything from (useless) history with which millennials are familiar.  We assume they're just about down to producing only shows about the greatness of Obama or miracles performed by Bill and Hillary Clinton.  Pathetic progressive "entertainment" and "news" hacks, one and all.

However, we do congratulate TV networks -- and now radio networks and stations -- in somehow getting together and agreeing that everybody will cut for commercials at the same time.  It's amazing, timed almost down to the second.  We hope program producers remain in good humor when assessing whether their shows fail because nobody can sample them "in between" sponsors, an activity barely possible.

Meanwhile, the media continue going nuts because their lady Queen Hil' didn't (pssst -- and couldn't) win the goodies, and any mention of dirt mucking up her political reputation just drives them deeper into a hating, depressive funk as they attempt to soothe the pain along with their Democrat buds.  And come hell or higher water, the left intends to preserve and keep the name Obamacare on the (un)Affordable Care Act -- The Obama Legacy, you know.  Obama's lies from the outset about keeping one's doctor and saving $2500 didn't quite pan out, but none of this matters in the left's fantasy world, where any scheme can be conjured and certified legit.

For sure, let's give Obama a round of applause for helping Iran reach its current potency level, as it skates across Iraq and other Middle Eastern territories with intentions of the highest radical Islam order.

Nor do we focus upon the left at all times.  The left and right comprise The Establishment in D.C. and we're always aware that these are representatives of the Elite -- the folks who shall have it their way, always and forever, and the rest of us simply don't matter when it comes to the big stuff on either side of the aisle.  We used to have a voice in matters affecting us, long ago.  We may still, but one gets a distinct impression that nobody seems to be listening.

Thanks, Senate Republicans, for lacking the will to make insurers do the insuring at fair rates, competing across state lines.  How many government officials' pockets are waiting to be lined to do the "right" thing?  The Democrats could hardly have a better campaign staff than these do-nothing fools, and I, for one, sure as hell don't want to guarantee another two, four, six,  eight or ??? years of progressive suicide, whether left or right, next election.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Don't Stop with the USS Gerald R. Ford

Over the weekend President Trump commissioned a brand new aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford, a massive, electronics-drenched sea vessel intended to ascend the heights of national and international security (though, as in other instances of digital technology, we hasten to estimate its electronics at a street value of only $1.50, should an electromagnetic pulsation device from either near or far destroy vulnerable instrumentation -- but we prefer to hope that exceptional EMP shielding will be effective. . .just in case).

The ceremony and ship itself serve as a fine tribute to President Ford's career, but if government authorities could somehow be imbued with a curious desire to honor Ford's memory to the max, they would re-initiate a scientific investigation of the UFO issue.

With more science and less government, if you know what I mean.

My 1968 letter from Ford, shown here (extracted from an article I wrote for what turned out to be the final issue of Argosy UFO magazine back in the seventies), represents a time when then-House Minority Leader Ford was inundated with demands for an investigation, as UFO reports poured in, not only from his home state of Michigan, but from across the country as well.

As press releases and TV interviews portraying Ford as nothing less than insistent upon a serious UFO inquiry saturated the national media, public interest eventually culminated in congressional hearings which led -- unfortunately -- to the inadequate and, dare we suggest, fraudulent government-funded Colorado University UFO project headed up by the late Dr. Edward U. Condon.  Indeed, Mr. Ford's suspicions turned out to be justified, and Look Magazine's bombshell revelations about negative project conclusions intended, despite scientific evidence suggesting otherwise, proved accurate.

Then again, the roughly $300,000 dollars appropriated for the study were far from adequate for the scope of actions required.

If the United States government really wants to honor President Gerald Ford, a new UFO investigation, this time properly funded, should be considered. 

A phenomenon observed time and again to put commercial and military aircraft passengers and personnel in danger during close encounters; a scientific enigma which repeatedly exhibits an apparent ability to produce electromagnetic-like effects on aircraft, automobiles and power grids; and a confounding mystery observed to leave behind instrumentation, radar, photographic, and ground indentation effects and other evidential traces remains wanting, crying out for a truly scientific inquiry.

Of all the congressional representatives who ever called for UFO studies, Ford was the most vocal.  Forging ahead with a fair scientific project having no connection whatsoever to the sloppiness and dishonesty of the ill-fated Colorado project could be as important to a new scientific golden age as the U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford should be to national defense.