Monday, July 17, 2017

Journo Apocalyptica

Maybe, just maybe something good did come out of my being caught up in the Vietnam Era military draft:  It interrupted my course of college studies in TV-radio broadcasting, thus preventing me from any possibility of eventually becoming one of "them" -- the corporate-manipulated Washington media caboodle whose jobs involve licking the boots of Democrats and risking everything to keep Obama and Hillary Clinton lookin' good, while simultaneously digging for the tiniest shred of nothingness to destroy opponents.  How pathetic, to be charged or hired with a major responsibility to overlook eight years of White House corruption, to say or report nothing to tarnish the image of the already tarnished.  Put on a happy face, unless condemning the opposition.

The concept of painting one's self into an inescapable corner through carelessness or lack of forethought is not new.  The idea of a free press doing the same to its industry hardly seems possible.  Yet, just look:  The mainstream media has gone bonkers in attempts to shield what's theirs and destroy what's not, credibility be damned. 

Frantic, almost pathological clawing and scratching by major media to come up with the slightest hint of marrow in the bone yard of Donald Trump Jr's meeting where Russians were present ultimately serves only to remind us how cherries are picked in the closed shop of reportage.

Americans who might otherwise be upset with congressional lack of action have discovered an entity even more irritating:  The media.  If they've kept score.

How can we take this presumed deep, heartfelt journalistic concern for some nebulous Russia/Trump/Russia/Trump/Russia/Trump wrongdoing seriously when the very same media protectors of liberty allowed eight years of Barack Obama and (even more years of) Hillary Clinton's horrible foibles slide by?

Why would anybody believe anything communicated by a Fourth Estate which has demonstrated a consistent unparalleled loyalty to the Democrat Party and an obvious pre-scripted hatred of the political right, conservatives, Independents and anybody else walking a divergent path?

Did a survey taken several months ago not reveal that Washington beat reporters were almost all Democrats?

Look how the press just gobbled up Hillary Clinton's likewise failed V-P choice Tim Kane's comment that Trump, Jr. may have committed "treason."  He's kidding, right?  Probably not -- but nor did he bring up the probable treason involved with Hillary's e-mail server or Obama's actions serving to weaken this country militarily, economically, educationally and culturally (that is, illegal immigrants allowed to cross the border for either welfare train goodies or intentions involving pure terrorism).  Just how does one define treason?

Did Donald Trump, Jr. make a bad decision by even attending a meeting drenched with Russian frosting?  Maybe.  But if somebody told me they were holding a bag full of dirt regarding the already corrupt Hillary I'd have attended that meeting in a flash, were I involved in an opponent's campaign.  By the way -- what WAS flapping in the wind about HRC?  We assume there was some sort of there --  there.

As for President Trump himself, his goals and policies seem to differ from all the destructive, force-fed bull crap of the Obama Era.  In fact, we suggest that he's a patriot -- and, trust us, the modern media has no idea what constitutes patriot status in the USA.

That said, yes, the President should consider making a bold move and disengage his family members from intimate presidential operations.  Image is everything and polls, though proven essentially worthless again and again, do suggest concern even among Trump's ardent supporters in this regard.

But again, all things considered, it is not insignificant that the mass media sold its soul long ago by establishing a close, often wink-and-nod partnership with the political left and all the crazies, dangerously agenda-ridden and deluded who attach themselves like bloodsucking deer ticks to the Democrat Party.  One might intimate, albeit cautiously, that a substantial portion of the American media has become almost indistinguishable from Russian-style "news" reporting -- and that's not a compliment.

Alfred Angelo goes belly-up:  Bankruptcy is a terrible thing, and that's why brides-in-waiting all over the United States are upset over the whereabouts of wedding dresses for which they paid handsomely.  This white wedding stuff is most peculiar, despite tradition.  Why not just get married in jeans and t-shirts?  The happy couple's only going to shed clothing anyway, intent a.s.a.p. upon jumping into the marital sack and screwing like mud hogs at an animal farm, an occasion followed by childbirth, and then he soon leaves for greener female pastures, as she blames men altogether for everything, after which she takes women's studies classes at college and becomes a man-hating professor of female studies at some progressive university.  Then, of course, will come the mutual animosity-ridden divorce and Order of Protection, which he violates as he crashes through the front door of what used to be their happy home and murders her with gun or knife.  So, I ask you -- is a wedding dress really worth all the fuss?

The return of Al Gore:  Yep, same old Al with a new movie, probably as wrong as everything he featured in the first one (it's those pesky predictions that never come true, you know).  This guy is so in hell now with no wiggle room, and unfortunately he takes everybody engrossed in his now-irreversible mantra with him.  Does the climate change?  Yes.  Does the climate change according to Gore?  No, because if it did we would all probably be dead and/or drowning now.  Still, we give Gore some credit -- the tree-cutting required for publication of his previous sh** in book form was probably enough to cause substantial erosion somewhere on this beautiful planet.  So yes, Al Gore, you DO make a difference.

Additionally, we note that the EPA just received some new figures from a scientific study determining that ALL global warming numbers are bogus due to irrational statistical re-calculations.  Or something. 

Between Gore and Bill Nye the "Science" Guy, I'm not sure I can stand all this "science."

Interesting, too, is Gore's new assertion that Donald Trump is ruining America's standing in the world.  Sorry, Mr. Gore -- Obama performed that little chore every day he was in Office, and it's left up to Trump to glue the pieces back together, no thanks whatsoever to your political party.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Solar Living Room Elephant

Maybe it's a human attribute, that it's so much easier to look askance than to look up.

For every misguided or debatable scientific article extolling the horrors of human-initiated climate change, very little time seems to pass before another appears to refute the whole idea.  I guess that's just the way it is, particularly regarding a phenomenon simply not understood or pinned down in every possible way.

Yet, as all the spin and bluster continues non-stop, few "experts" seem willing to ponder strictly the effects of the sun on climate.  This may be a key issue, as the sun is apparently ready to assume a "solar minimum" effect, a normal occurrence by way of the solar clock which can have profound effects on the Earth.  What wasn't anticipated, however, are new scientific measurements allegedly indicating a never before encountered disturbance in the sun's rotation speed, evidently slowing in some possibly significant manner best described by scientists.  Nobody really knows what's in store for our fragile planet, but as months pass we're sure to find out, being there's no place to hide.  Anyway, if one intends to push the climate change thing, they might want to contemplate the sun's power to screw with us before awarding the trophy of total blame to human history.  We're responsible directly for a lot of bad stuff, but I'm still not ready to embrace the Al Gore & friends religion, where updates can't possibly make up for past -- unfulfilled -- frightening promises of doom.

That stated, I'm pleased that President Trump didn't fall in with the (human-caused) climate hoax perpetrated by other countries -- and even if they got it right, what could we do about it?  As neither Republican nor Democrat, I see only a money grab here, and the USA would pay handsomely for this con.

Which reminds me. . .goodbye Obama, thank God, good goodbye Obama. 

Um, except we see he's returned to politics as we slept.  Bad things always happen while we're asleep.

A few weeks ago we recall that NASA announced a peculiar little discovery -- that certain radio waves generated by us on Earth create a kind of barrier around the planet out in space, something NASA assumes might actually be protecting us from solar and space radiation.  Just in time for that unpredictable solar minimum?

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Bill Gates Warns Europe About the Obvious

One of the richest and smartest people in the world seems to have broken a bit from his progressive roots in an attempt to warn Europe of its own pending destruction.

Bill Gates, having already climbed aboard the bandwagon cautioning the world about the potential horrors of artificial intelligence one day becoming a human foe, just gave a speech in Germany, warning Europe that the current "generous" policy of encouraging non-stop migration from Africa can only lead to cultural disaster and the end of Europe as we know it.  It's all numbers, purely numbers.

The story comes from Breitbart, and its importance -- based upon the progressive Gates, who consistently seems to be an open borders proponent for the USA -- cannot be overemphasized.  Is the left coming around, finally realizing the danger we're all in, as a horrific human influx of people who will never assimilate continues to strangle European culture?  As anybody following the African/Islam immigration crisis FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW knows, these folks are generally not your typical refugees, particularly because Islam is the influence of choice and upbringing among many, and their intent is often to conquer, not fit in with, their host countries.  Most reportedly come with no skills, no talents and no wish to assimilate, but it's not entirely fair to say they arrive with nothing -- indeed, they bring Sharia Law, which entertains no tolerance for sharing power or space with any other religion or form of government.

Yes, I know I'm over-simplifying the circumstances, but the fact is that FOR YEARS observers on the U.S. political right have been just about the only force attempting to warn Europe and Americans about the dangers inherent in the open door policy touted by such folks as the (should be) criminally liable Angela Merkel of Germany, an East Germany throwback socialist who never should have been allowed to wield the power she abuses with regard to unfettered immigration.  Her willing progressive associates in other European nations, of course, have helped bring Europe to the brink, just as the cursed President Obama force-fed the United States a potential Trojan Horse of "refugee" detritus which never should have left Africa and the Middle East (far better and cost-effective it would feasibly would have been to construct refugee camps over there).

If European leaders wake up (a handful did, surely, but their voices have been drowned out by voices of contrary agenda) as Gates has, maybe something of European culture can be salvaged.  But don't bet on it.

The photographed glee expressed by North Korean madman Kim Jong Un when his missiles launch depicts him as the typical "James Bond" poster boy villain.  If NK nukes are to fly, may the first somehow be diverted directly into his place of residence, perhaps causing a quick end to a terrifying beginning.  Without Iranian and Chinese support --and Russia is not blameless -- North Korea would probably not have advanced its nuclear capabilities quite so fast and, if little else, the West will now reserve absolutely no doubt about whom to label our enemies.  Who's going to save the day -- the utterly worthless United Nations?!

This time the Jews may be wrong:  Hitler's WW II menace resulted in a killing spree almost beyond comprehension, and its horrors continue to be acknowledged, as they should be.  I harbor no patience for historical facts being twisted, for my own uncles -- every one -- served during WWII or Korea, so early on I learned what was real.  Unfortunately, many of today's disengaged youth do not.  

However, supportive as we are toward Israel and Jewish organizations, we part company with groups expressing outrage over Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins' video selfie taken inside the oven area at Auschwitz.  In a world increasingly taught that the Holocaust did not exist, we believe that in 2017 it is certainly high time to reinforce the truth in ways compatible with the times.  Like it or not, personal videos are a matter of fact, and if video experiences of visits to crucial sites can traverse the planet to keep the truth from being buried by lies intended for the very same young people who engage in online activities, maybe it's time for a change in thinking among the Jewish community.

Monday, July 3, 2017

A Lesson Learned from Johnny Bago

Several years ago there ran a very short-lived weekly network TV show called Johnny Bago.  The series, exploring the realm of dark comedy, was almost doomed from the start because, predictably, anti-defamation pressure groups condemned the show as an unfair portrayal of Italian-Americans (the clueless need only start with the title, which, by the way, originated from the presence of a Winnebago vehicle in an early scene, when the title character fabricated a name for himself as he went on the run. . .so pronounce the last name as bay-go and what have you got?  Sounds like. . .oh oh). 

Aside from the outcome of a swift and unforgiving cancellation, the show had its moments, and for me one of the funniest was an event where an obviously transvestite (man as woman) news reporter showed up, feverishly asking questions and intruding upon a scene to get video footage, no matter what.

Beyond the comedic element, I started thinking, yeah, in some ways journalism does have its moments when it dresses up as something different, flavoring some news stories in a way contrary to reality. 

Despite my pedestrian TV ruminations then, no way could I have imagined the current media, so hating of a President and so dreaming of progressive rule in the country that its string-pullers would go to any lengths to bring him down.  If new revelations about frightening doings at CNN intended for ratings, but ultimately resulting in job losses and embarrassment, don't drive the point home, I don't know what will.  Is a progressive, right wing-hating media willing to push a fictional Trump/Russia connection all the way to the brink of war for ratings?  Apparently.  I think maybe CNN stitched itself together with too many transvestites.  Oh well.

The best gift to TV media last week occurred when Trump and the "Morning Joe" folk at MSNBC engaged in a war of sorts, assuring that at least a few more people might be added to a dismally unattended viewership.  National Enquirer intrigue?  We wish the N.E. would skip celebrities and get back to an era of UFO reporting, when they did their best work.

Congratulations to the State of Illinois, first to reach the we're-finished  finish line:  Flat broke?  No lottery payments, no school funding, no, no, no.  See what years of progressive Democrat rule accomplishes?  Now we await more belly-up results in California, Connecticut and other states ruined exclusively by agonizing years of Democrat failures disguised as yes-we-can.

The even darker side of this chaos spotlights state pension funds sinking into financial oblivion, a tragedy which will eventually force the federal government to step in and prop up with national tax dollars.  Yes, the government employee unions bear ultimate responsibility for holding let's-go-on-strike guns to heads of easily accommodating state officials, but why would union bosses care about this predicament?  Like standard progressive wish lists for "single payer" health "insurance," surely unions would be overjoyed with federal taxpayers picking up enormous pension tabs all over the country -- as unions continue to dictate the terms. S.E.I. who?  S.E.I. you.  Hello national socialism, what took you so long?

NY Physician tells Hippocrates to go to hell:  Disgraced NY doctor Henry Bello entered a Bronx hospital with a hidden AK-47 and blew away another physician, probably randomly   Not content to stop there, the good doctor shot and wounded several other hospital staff members before taking his own life.  Good grief, and we thought the hellish qualities of Obamacare in the hospital were bad!  The performance of ultimate physical examinations by air-conditioning human bodies with AK-47 blasts is not recommended under any medical insurance plan, so far as we know. Anybody who still promotes and believes in "safe zones" on campuses, in hospitals or in any facility that comes to mind is full of crap, and the only "cure" for blind violence is one's ability to confront it with the proper tools.  The father of an infant forced to hide his family as hospital chaos ensued later proclaimed that a hospital "should be a safe place."  Yes, and people "should be" able to defend themselves anywhere, anytime, but a well-placed cadre of leftists in control of too many lives consistently decide otherwise.

The Fyre Festival:  Unfortunately, I didn't have the money to invest in a trip to this epic failure, but it was sure fun to watch the well-heeled cry and blubber on TV news shows about their attendance at something akin to swamp property lacking promised amenities.  Anyway, we already know there was no food or entertainment at this luxury party -- but seriously, how was the sex?

Animals on the attack:  Sharks on the East Coast, sharks on the West Coast, sharks everywhere.  Supposedly, they're closer to shore because the yummy seal population is close at hand, as, unfortunately, are human legs and surfboards.  Even in the ocean, you take what you can get.

Peter Baker of the New York Times has written a book about Obama.  We don't know why he bothered, because soon enough Obama will spew forth a personal narcissistic account of his life -- missing, of course, the part about how he weakened and crippled the U.S.  Watch Obama cultists do all they can to promote a legacy built largely of fluff, invention and ignorance or twisting of key events.  They're already hard at work pulling out all the stops to make sure that the name Obama and the term health care are not torn asunder from one another as Congress muddles through repeal (?) and replacement(?).

Congress and health care:  For freakin' God's sake, Mitch McConnell -- throw the damned lobbyists out the door and tell the insurance companies to solve this thing by themselves, making sure to incorporate some good old American competition as insurance possibilities materialize across state lines for many different competitive prices.  Get rid of legislation prohibiting competition and let the free market work without government hands all over the pie -- particularly in view of the obvious fact that congressional representatives and senators don't know jack about insurance. 

Tranny crisis at the Pentagon:  It's a little late, but the war room warriors decided to delay transgender military enlistments for six months.  Sorry, but we outsiders still harbor concerns about the sex-and-gender change folk because there are evident just too many mental/emotional problems before and after.  And no, I am not a doctor -- and if I were, I'd probably be fashionably shooting up hospitals in the Bronx, so it's just as well.  Change your gender, change your sex, change your life, change your phone numbers, but don't change the military quite so much at a time in history when its traditions are paramount.  Isn't it enough to welcome gay people whose stability is generally accepted?

Fidget Spinners on the attack:  All was well until somebody decided to include electronics and charging abilities.  Now, enhanced versions catch fire and melt during a charge.  What's with these toys?  I've decided to market my own brand of children's toys, and I'll be right up front with consumers, because bags filled with little multi-colored pieces of plastic emerging from my factory in China will carry the brand name, ROBERT'S CHOKING HAZARDS.  Am I not a marketing genius?

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Bits and Pieces for June 2017

Hawking, Hawking, Hawking -- see what happens?  You make a movie about somebody and he thinks he owns the universe.  Now, Stephen Hawking warns that Earth will be overpopulated and pretty much wrecked in a few decades, insisting that humans must colonize Mars.  My question is, why -- so we can export our trashy ways to yet another unsuspecting planet?  And just exactly who will be The Chosen to set up new digs as the Martian atmosphere is somehow rejuvenated and pumped back into, at least, a favorable existence?

Suggestion:  No lawyers!  Because ambulance chasing won't be fashionable for quite some time on Mars, about the only affairs lawyers can pursue initially will be land claims, simple wills for pioneers guaranteed to perish under harsh conditions AND those damnable class action lawsuits.  You think you're any more likely to get tort reform on Mars than on Earth?  Skip the suit-and-tie encumbered humans and opt instead for killer robots to settle legal disputes and contractual matters.  Eventually, I suppose chapters of the ACLU and Southern Poverty Law Center could go to Mars, but leftist attorneys must be accompanied at all times by killer robots, the ultimate case-by-case determinants.

Apparently, Hawking believes our species is out of control, and I agree with that.  I'm still much too conflicted about the human-caused climate change issue (climate is climate, changing always without our assistance) and because the scientific "consensus" is not a consensus.  Scientists are not "all in" on the cause, but the international political agenda driving this monster sure is.

However, it doesn't take much more than open eyes to witness our environmental crimes down here on the surface, be it water, land and forest abuse, animal abuse or, yes, human overpopulation.  Voices assuring us that all the humans in the world could fit in some U.S. state fail to add that each of those will require a substantial amount of acreage to be self-sustaining throughout a rather cramped lifetime.

Once we finish decimating animal populations as we destroy rain forests and other crucial land areas to accommodate growing numbers of humans doomed to have no function or place in society, should we really take an unstoppable human fornication circus on the road to Mars so we can repeat our stupidity all over again? 

Of course, we may well have come from Mars, anyway.  If so, did we leave any bad habits there last time around?  Were I a member of the first human Mars expedition, first thing I would do is get out a shovel and dig for evidence of beer bottles, candy wrappers and condoms -- sure signs of ancient human activity on the red planet.

Camille Paglia, author and university professor, always highly opinionated in her contacts with the media, appeared on Sean Hannity's radio show June 20.  While I tend not to quote from broadcast programs too often, her comments (per Breitbart of June 21) in this particular instance are worth repeating:

Paglia called what she said the Democratic Party had done to journalism “absolutely grotesque” and warned it would take decades to recover.

“It’s obscene,” she said. “It’s outrageous, OK? It shows that the Democrats are nothing now but words and fantasy and hallucination and Hollywood. There’s no journalism left. What’s happened to The New York Times? What’s happened to the major networks? It’s an outrage.”

“I’m a professor of media studies, in addition to a professor of humanities, OK?” she continued. “And I think it’s absolutely grotesque the way my party has destroyed journalism. Right now, it is going to take decades to recover from this atrocity that’s going on where the news media have turned themselves over to the most childish fraternity, kind of buffoonish behavior.”

"Social justice" reaches out:  Looks like Ferguson settled with the family of deceased thug, thief, and attempted cop murderer Michael Brown, probably for substantial money. How is this possible? To some rational minds, kinda appears as though one can be rewarded really, really well -- with sympathetic media publicity to boot -- for raising a child who turns into a monster, with or without family assistance.

But absurdity seems to blossom everywhere.  We're a bit tardy in thanking The Blaze (May 21) for a story about academics Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay, who used fake names to submit a seemingly scholarly paper to an academic journal in a wildly successful attempt to expose the nonsense inherent in gender studies. "The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct" was the name of their paper, submitted to and published in the May edition of Cogent Social Sciences.  Citing 20 sources -- many of which they either made up or did not read -- to support their bogus report, these gentleman took a giant step in exposing the joke which often goes by the name, academia.

Tale of the tapes:  President Trump admits, there are no tapes from the Comey conversation, and he let the drooling media ponder the "what if" illusion for days and days.  Joke's on you, main-streamers.  Sadly, the left has no sense of humor when the pie hits THEIR faces, a rare occasion indeed in the world of managed (political right-hating) news.