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:

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.

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.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Smiley Emoticons Take a Holiday

The actions of Washington's solidly Democrat, Bernie Sanders philosophically-inspired and clearly insane ballpark shooter seem so in keeping with garden-variety leftists who just can't bear to mutter the words, we lost the election.  Such things, dear reader, are the acting-out tantrums of extremely sore losers.  And it doesn't stop at the ball field with Rep. Scalise and other victims of. . . leftist-style social justice?

I'm no Harvard Law School graduate, just a mere human born with neither the ability nor education to manipulate and destroy lives or bamboozle national governments for profit.  Nevertheless, even my pea-sized brain finds the current Washington atmosphere disturbing in ways previously unanticipated.

For instance, how is it that a special prosecutor rises fully in bloom from an issue (Russia and Trump) which had no legs from the start, to now explore a growing list of other "potential" issues?  And with Mueller in charge of finger painting the artwork for an investigation looking to throw anything against a wall that might stick, where's the integrity when we find he's brought on board investigators known to have been solidly housed in the Democrat/Clinton camp?  Impartiality?  We could laugh, but this ain't funny -- especially when one entertains the notion that the D.C. establishment and a smattering of other Donald Trump-hating Republicans probably can't wait for something, anything to turn up, allowing them to proclaim gleefully, "I love the smell of impeachment in the morning!"

Where, pray tell, was everybody during the last eight years when Obama, Holder, Lynch and a fetid tool chest of others apparently assumed laws existed to be twisted to accommodate an America-transforming agenda from hell?

We particularly were not surprised by Democrat crocodile tears, predictably following the shootings, when top party members declared this was The Moment when people from both major political parties would and should come together, to work together with no further naughtiness to imperil decision-making in Congress.

Yeah, right.

Except what the left really meant, as usual, could be summed up as 95 percent legislative awards for the left and only five percent for the right, per "cooperation."

Nice try, though.

There's nothing else to know, except the non-stop effort to remove Trump from Office so Democrats and the politically-scattered Elite can reclaim what they believe is theirs will continue using whatever modality is handy.  This approach is really the only tool the opposition possesses, for they have no rational argument when provably tainted philosophy intersects with rational thought.

Numerous U.S. Navy members were killed when a giant Philippines cargo carrier T-boned a destroyer:  Whatever transpires from the current investigation, it's going to take a long time before I can believe that planned terrorism didn't have a hand in the tragedy.  This incident unfolded just too perfectly.  An accident?  In this case, what could possibly constitute an accident?  Beyond that, how did a super high-tech U.S. Navy ocean vessel find itself absurdly vulnerable?  Military heads will roll eventually, and this time it won't be ISIS doing the chopping.

North Korea's release of mysteriously comatose Otto Warmbier -- now deceased -- does nothing to enhance rational world opinion of this nut-job country.  What happened? Beatings beyond comprehension?  A cardiac event from hard labor?  Did NK soldiers throw him in an oxygen-starved box because he wasn't working fast enough?  All we may ever know is that NK hates the United States, and we may continue to wonder what hand, if any, China played in this horror story.  That Warmbier reportedly visited North Korea through a Chinese tourist company, the infamous poster removal incident aside, could conceivably have a bearing on this sad nightmare.  When the only avenging hero in sight is the terrifying prospect of war in some form, anything can happen.

Suicide by remote control in Massachusetts:  Michelle Carter is found guilty of manslaughter in the suicide of Conrad Roy.  Eh? To suggest that each of these young people was troubled is an understatement, but the ultimate decision to take one's life rests with the dearly departed.  Carter was not a hypnotist, nor a psychiatrist, nor a Svengali, just a teenager who said stupid teenager things to a troubled teenager apparently influenced by stupid teenager words of bad encouragement.  Yes, this is bullying in a form all its own.  Still, was she the ventriloquist and he the wooden dummy without a mind?  Was he coerced into becoming her voodoo doll, manipulated by pins stuck in appropriate places?  I see this only as a tragic event orchestrated by two young folk profoundly messed up in their own mutual way, and ultimately it didn't take much to light the match destined to blow everything to hell.  But manslaughter?  I don't see it.

Congratulations to the U.S. Supreme Court for deciding per eight members that a trademark may not be refused simply because some feel it offensive.  Therefore, the Asian rock band, "The Slant" (uh huh) will apparently be allowed its quest for a name pleasing to the, um. eye.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MUFON Quakes On, and Other Stuff

The Breaking Broken News:  The shooting of a congressman and others by a member of the all too plentiful lunatic stock again points out -- not what the far left wants to hear, of course -- the absolute necessity to embrace the Second Amendment and let people carry weapons to protect themselves, their families and friends without cumbersome paperwork and obstacles aplenty.  The police are great, of course, but all too often they end up arriving just in time to draw chalk lines after self-preventable mayhem occurs.  Maybe this sounds horrifying and distasteful to some of rational mind, but when you look around society and the world today, what other solution have we?  Even congressional members are suddenly demanding personal firearm protection -- so why should the rest of us be denied?  The human environment in which we live every day appears disturbingly and increasingly out of control, and to use words I have dropped in past blog entries from time to time, I know what we are.  That is not a compliment.

That this now dead, progressive shooter was a rabid Bernie Sanders supporter is irrelevant, yet still  probably deserves a thousand more words, but I'll restrain myself.  The shooter's actions and demise actually speak volumes about the nut-job side of politics, requiring no assistance whatsoever from me.  But this event does provide one more reason why folks of all walks of life might want to contemplate running from the advancing madness systematically devouring the political left.  Taking count, the majority of loonies seem to congregate on the left, and that's just the way it is.

Speaking of loonies and such things:  Sunday's upcoming NBC program hosted by Megyn Kelly will feature an interview with everybody's favorite conspiratorial spokesperson, Alex Jones.  Plainly, it's just going to be that kind of week in the USA.  (Personal disclaimer:  "Robert don't do no Alex Jones in this blog.")

It's no wonder I keep a link to master journalist Billy Cox's Web site, frozen in time, which tackled, primarily, UFOs.  Like others, I darned nearly get down on my knees and pray for his return, accompanied by exceptional writing, common sense and the distinct (rare) ability to understand the difference between a worthwhile story and a pile of dog poop decorated as UFO evidence.

Today, I'm not sure whether the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) hovers very far from the dog poop pile.  For years, despite a never-ending onslaught of controversy regarding MUFON's function, I've carried a link to MUFON's Web site, and intend to continue doing so in hope that the day will come when I can say I'm proud to provide a link.  Right now, not so much.

Way, way back, when the late Coral Lorenzen of APRO and I had infrequent phone conversations, the subject of MUFON would crop up.  As other writers have noted, Coral was particularly incensed in her conviction that a former MUFON director had stolen APRO membership lists, intent upon absconding with APRO members.  Her other major complaint was an assertion that MUFON was composed largely of a teenage membership, the "gee whiz" kids who hung on just for a thrill of sorts. 

Knowing what I knew about MUFON decades ago, I subscribed to its journal, but never wished to be, or ever was, more than a subscriber.  At least for a few years.

So now we have the latest "scandal" at MUFON:  The state section director for Pennsylvania became entwined in controversy for allegedly posting racists comments online.  Maybe allegedly isn't quite the word here, because he has since been terminated from his MUFON position.

This latest stinking fish head episode from the annals of MUFON's leadership could hardly come at a worse time:  As public interest in UFOs declines in this age where drones and all manner of human-made objects rule the skies -- not to mention a general anemia enveloping a serious study of the phenomenon --  seasoned UFO researcher Dr. Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos offers in his UFO Fotocat Blog for June 9, 2017 a lengthy piece entitled, "Anniversary Issue:  70 Years After Arnold."  This, his personal impression of everything done and known about UFOs over the decades, paints a very depressing picture of, essentially, a big fat zero for results and an assertion that all UFOs can be probably be explained as something, anything not involving, shall we say, exotic visitors.

Before we dress up like lemmings and jump off a bridge, however, balancing the whole thing off is an accompanying blog entry by Dr. Thomas Bullard in which he offers sensible reasons NOT to give up on UFO research.  Whew, that was close. . .

Nevertheless, this "anniversary" blog entry, coupled with MUFON's latest dilemma -- made worse, by the way, when MUFON officials seemed initially to make light of the situation -- reminds us that the UFO topic means many things to many people, and its very mention attracts all kinds of folk -- and always has. 

Nice to see demonstrations all over the country against Sharia Law this past weekend, orchestrated by Act for America  (  No American embracing our culture and guaranteed freedoms would tolerate one minute of this system of brutality and dominance in our lives.  Last week's astounding event where Islamic terrorists bombed Iran -- king of the terrorist nations -- exemplifies the horror and insanity spreading around the globe.

Some young people:  Do you ever look in their eyes on the street or at the store and think. . .missing pieces?  Thanks, progressives.  Thanks, Obama.  This is pretty much your baby -- or we should say, these are your babies.  Maybe someday learning will come back in style inside public schools. . .and we're certainly not endorsing Big Money being poured into the system by high-tech billionaires, who wish to mold kids into their own image.  In my opinion.

Blind hatred's practitioners:  The mainstream media and fellow traveling Democrats continue to ride a one-track mind:  Never have I witnessed a national press so gushing with hatred for a President to a degree causing abandonment of any semblance of fairness.  Hearings, shmeerings -- even establishment Republicans seem to be all in for a Trump failure as attempts to smear A.G. Jeff Sessions and some nebulous Russian connection dissolve into nothing.  As Democrats persist in masturbating their followers into one baseless frenzy after another, one wonders just when all of this nonsense will come to an end so the President can get on with the work voters sent him to perform.  Senator Kamala Harris, apparently attempting to enhance her national Democrat star power by rapid-firing questions to Sessions, only looked annoying. Senate Intelligence Committee?  We sure hope they start acting the part.

We do appreciate Sen. Tom Cotton's intelligent and more than appropriate comments making a comparison to spy novels and the Sessions hearing.

We sleep a lot better this week, knowing that Mr. and Ms. Obama will receive a 70 million dollar publisher's advance for a book from each.  Maybe they'll donate the entire sum to charitable organizations?  Um. . .no.

ABC-TV's plan to feature a Nixon/Watergate special this week is surely no coincidence, as this will be an excellent avenue to use guilt by association -- Nixon was a Republican and Trump is a Republican, and so all must be corrupt, in essence.  Are we not tired of the left plotting something new every day?

The progressive media folk have been after Trump since day one at the White House, and certainly long before.  To take media operatives seriously, one would think this President is doing nothing, but in fact he's accomplished plenty.  It remains a very sad and dangerous fact that the national press and Democrat Party are pretty much one and the same -- a poll taken among Washington reporters months ago, you may recall, found that almost all, if not all, of them are Democrats.  Is it any surprise that we have a level of reporting almost insistent upon destroying the Trump administration, day after day?  But Trump aside, the press has a new superhero to drool over, and her name is. . .

Reality Winner, another American who allegedly leaked vital information for all to see.  Don't these usually high-IQ people ever take a moment to ponder the enormity of importance involved when one takes an oath to perform government service?  Watch the ACLU or another likely source work their butts off to make her a hero undeserving of hard prison time, particularly in view of her alleged rep denouncing white people (like her) and expressing words of support for Black Lives Matter, a group which couldn't possibly labor at becoming more racist against Caucasians if it tried.  In some twisted way, Ms. Winner seems to believe, or maybe said it just to bolster her eventual trial, that she performed a public service.  Discovered as a leaker, Ms. Winner apparently takes pride in her actions and steps forward as if she's the main attraction at a debutante's ball.  How did she get her job?  Remember Obama, because this is what his agenda fostered, and we've little doubt there's much more to come. 

Whose coma is worse?  While establishment U.S. senators sit, fret and interrogate over invisible kisses awarded the Russians by Donald Trump, North Korea releases a young American hostage rendered unresponsive by a coma of now one year's duration.  A year!  Yet, the U.S. Senate prefers to focus attention instead on Jeff Sessions and the fish that got away and wasn't there in the first place.

From "This Island Earth" to this island Earth:  Technology News (June 8, 2017) reports that Boeing Co. is well into plans for passenger jetliners with no need for pilots.  Mike Sinnett, Boeing's vice-president of product development explains that with drones already freely on the market for less than a thousand dollars, "the basic building blocks of the technology clearly are available."  Because jet aircraft have long been able to take off, fly and land via computer guidance, Boeing engineers apparently believe the time has come for pilotless planes.

We hasten to mention a scene in the old fifties Universal sci-fi movie, "This Island Earth," where space aliens transport a scientist on a pilotless prop-job aircraft across the country. . .though we're certainly not suggesting that Mr. Sinnett has a high alien forehead, white hair, or sometimes answers to an a.k.a. of  Exeter. But if they roll these hybrids out one day and the model is listed as the Metaluna Special, we're sure gonna wonder.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

S(l)aved by the Experts -- Redux

Who wields ultimate power over our lives and choices, all too willing to separate us from freedoms we used to know and accept as ours forever?

A specific question asked by Washington journalists following President Trump's heave-ho of the cumbersome, sucker-punching human rat poison known as the Paris Climate Accord took me way back -- way back decades, to occasions when I was invited to be a guest on various radio and TV talk shows to discuss the UFO phenomenon. Invariably, callers would ask if I "believed" in UFOs.  The correct response would be, do you believe in Santa Clause, or the Easter Bunny?  And the right question should have been, do I "believe" UFOs are a real scientific mystery.  Yes, by the way, I do.

So now I watch members of the current excuse for Washington -- and national -- journalism as reporters ask the President's staff, "Does the President believe in climate change?" 

What?  Who cares? 

The correct two-part answer is, the climate was changing long before humans appeared on the planet, and Mother Nature never had an obligation to treat us kindly as things warmed and cooled over a millennia.  The second part of the answer is, human effects on climate are far from demonstrable and clear-cut.

Particularly essential for the aha-gotcha! journalism crew to bring up, and they seldom will, is all the fraud and lying involved in climate "science," as universities and entities with political connections strive consistently to separate us from money and power.  Remember the climate scandal at England's University of East Anglia, where data was fudged and overlooked?  They aren't alone.  Such instances pop up all over the world, but Big Media can't be bothered to report what smaller sources (bless 'em!) reveal.  Disclosure of fraud and failure in the climate change payout industry does not fit the agenda, and nobody wants to tell the people how they're being robbed and emasculated via schemes which masquerade as honest, caring and as sweet as a garden of fragrant flowers. 

Simply put, ignoring the other side of climate science ain't science.

Some forty years ago, I was writing articles and book reviews for the now long-departed and lamented Pursuit, journal of the (likewise departed) Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained (SITU), founded by the great Ivan T. Sanderson.

My chosen title for one was "S(l)aved by the Experts," the piece intended to list a few occasions where "men of science" were totally, sometimes embarrassingly wrong about their predictions (". . .and I speak as an expert on . . .").  Even in a younger day, I became negatively impressed by the pure twaddle spewed out by people more in love with their Ph.D's than the evidence they felt compelled to twist and strangle until results matched their predetermined beliefs.  I ascended to observing this sad state of affairs based primarily upon an interest in UFOs going back to my early teenage years. 
The 1950s, sixties and seventies were particularly fruitful for idiotic and uninformed explanations trashing various UFO reports, as this was an era when media representatives, aware of UFO sightings in their area, would rush to the nearest university scientists to beg explanations in time for "news at eleven."  Except for a few brave souls consistently aware that science involves sober investigations, no matter the topic, there seemed a preponderance of huffy science-based individuals more than happy to accommodate a thirsty press eager for quick answers.  So. . .the UFO was obviously a meteorite. . .the UFO was an optical illusion. . .the witnesses weren't qualified to describe what they saw. . .the so-called UFO was the planet Mars. . .Jupiter. . .a meteor shower. . .a bird. . .a misidentified airplane. . .etc., etc.

Especially outrageous, even after sullying the reputations of UFO witnesses who felt obligated to make reports publicly, were occasions when experts even tackled and ridiculed or dismissed the accounts of airline and military pilots, police officers and others -- and yes, fellow scientists -- whose reports tended to be technically better regarding detail.

As the late astronomer and former UFO consultant to the U.S. Air Force, Dr. J. Allen Hynek once said, "Science is not always what scientists do."  Thus, ladies and gentlemen, we bring you "climate science" and the human element.

So now, in 2017, without further ado, may we present for your reading pleasure and entertainment. . .

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Global warming.  Oops, I mean the greenhouse effect.  Oops, I mean a mini ice age.  Oops, let's call it climate change.

A few minutes after 3:30 p.m. E.S.T. on the first of June, the words spoken by President Donald J. Trump of the USA apparently, like semantic blasting caps, set off mental explosives in the heads of climate-huggers all over the planet.  Wow, talk about "useful idiots."

I'll say one thing for eight years of the Obama bunch, which mired us in classic debt and filled the courts with judges who probably couldn't consistently make non-partisan decisions if their lives depended upon doing so:  The administration's operatives, fans, disciples and sheep sure knew how to brainwash the young, convincing them that the climate sky is falling like a rock.  By the time Trump got around to doing the right thing this month by scuttling our role in the Paris climate agreement, the planet's hypnotized population detonated in unison like mass members of an environmental "Manchurian Candidate" club. 

Only seconds elapsed before the usual big mouths came forward in utter condemnation: Al Gore, some of whose original pronouncements on climate are already flatter than invisible pancakes; Facebook's Zuckerberg, who lives in some distant world of which I want no part; and the brilliant Elon Musk, whose building tantrum caused him to withdraw from a presidential advisory committee (don't let the door hit you on the way out, Mr. Brilliance).

Michael Moore and the ACLU also got into the act, too.  No surprise there.  Is the Pope Catholic?  Oh wait, even the Pope is in on this nonsense. . .

My favorites are always actors and actresses who join the enviro-bandwagon, names such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Cher and -- well, it's a very long list.  Here we have distinguished members of stage and screen, well-schooled in memorizing lines of script and moving in ways just short of resembling the process of Claymation, and zap!  They qualify as environmental experts, qualified to step before the cameras and lecture us, the stupid non-theatrical goons, in the error of our ways.  ' course, after reprimanding us, they go off on vacation in their environmentally hazardous jet aircraft and yachts, all dependent upon dreaded fossil fuels.

How do we break it to young folk that super-heroes are generally found in comic books, not in our daily lives?  The Paris agreement was not a superhero, and Trump is not the super-villain who killed off the superhero, though I'm sure a lot of kids see it this way, thanks to comics themselves and fictional depictions of environmental catastrophe.

We remain "slaved" by the experts.  Many seem all too happy to reference charts and graphs showing climate horrors, yet ignore opposing scientists' findings which tend to scuttle that which scares us by design.  By intent.  What consensus?  No, the evidence is not all in.  Incidentally, doesn't ice continue to accumulate in Antarctica, perhaps alerting us to an historically normal mini-ice age?

The solar panel/wind turbine crowd finds itself so pleased with its toys, but few care to acknowledge probably millions of birds fried and blinded by still cost-prohibitive panels -- and seagulls and other water fowl killed by turbine blades placed too far away from human outrage in offshore areas.  Where nobody can see that there's nothing to see there except what "they" want us to see.

The. U.S. will nevertheless continue to excel with distinction environmentally, as two-faced countries have not.  Anybody notice the pollution mills owned by China, India and the other usual suspects?  Trump merely prevented the rest of the world from picking our -- your -- pockets, and the price tag for remaining in the Paris charade was huge ("green" dollars exit) for the United States.  France's new president condemns Trump, but also seems hell-bent on continuing to import terrorists into his own country.  Germany's Angela Merkel's decisions are at least as tragic and, considering the destruction she has perpetrated upon her own country with imports of dangerous human detritus from the Middle East, anything she has to say regarding Trump is laughable.

The newest absurdity comes via the "U.S. Climate Alliance" proposed by the governors of New York, California, Washington and eventually others, as all swear to make their states abide by the Paris agreement.  The joke may be on progressive governors, however, when they realize that state-inspired environmental actions -- not federal -- are pretty much what the Trump administration prefers.  It's just too bad, though not surprising, that they'll attempt to stick with the profound socialism example woven into the Paris agreement.

Screw international opinion, and screw wussy celebrity whining.  Accept it or not, Donald Trump just freed the U.S. from international enslavement.  For now, at least, except for governors and mayors involving their wretched taxpaying citizens in Paris Accord foolishness, we won't be s(l)aved by the "experts."

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Bits and Pieces for May 2017

Well, if there's no cockroach in this slice of pie, maybe the best thing to do is to check the next piece, and then the next -- and check until the whole damned pie isn't even recognizable.  Too bad, because that looked like an exquisitely tasty pie at first.  What to do?  Locate more pies and continue the roach search.

While overzealous members of society are out there demanding that President Trump be removed from Office because they desperately hope he qualifies as insane, surely rational minds have noticed the non-stop media frenzy dedicated to finding progressively more damning evidence to build a case against he and his administration.  A flawed media, however, stands particularly flawed because its members began this trek long before Trump even entered the White House as prez.  The agenda to protect both the press's nourishing political roots and the Democrat Party via a methodical takedown of a sitting President has rarely been more obvious in recent times.

News reporting has been replaced by obsession, and that's a hell of a way to run a media operation.  No matter what "evidence" of misbehavior comes to light -- and then falls flat on its face -- the press demands more and more, choosing sensational rumor and hearsay over established fact leading to criminal behavior.  Bigger and better, the search continues, even when based upon ribbons of sand.  Maybe they need more pies.

Forget about heroin and forget about cocaine.  The media drug of choice has morphed into manic speculation and tatters of often questionable details regarding Trump and his family.  Should the Washington journalist mob grab something substantially noteworthy at last, it will only mean that even a stopped clock is correct twice a day.  What? Well, if it's true that a million monkeys with a million typewriters will eventually write a great novel, given enough time, a million media members with nothing but time on their hands will eventually find something of interest.  As we've seen, some fragments of the media -- or of A media -- are already pretty good at creating a story.  What news sources and "Russia did it with Trump's help" screamers are going to have egg all over their faces if the truth settles out and we discover there's very little out there to suggest impeachment or crazy in the White House?

Do we ultimately wish to make Russia a bitter enemy?  Kushner?  I think his major sin for the media is that he dares to be a member of Trump's family.

For the record, we seem to recall that President John F. Kennedy did a "back channel" communication with the-then Soviet government regarding the Cuban missile crisis.  And of course, as some insist today, JFK wouldn't be progressive enough to even qualify as a Democrat in 2017.

Of remarkable absence, however, remains the mainstream media's resounding failure to take Barack Obama to task for anything he perpetrated upon the American people, perhaps fearful that their paper hero might enjoy the potential in court to warm a prison seat after all.  Now that we've apparently had confirmation that he KNOWINGLY allowed brutal MS-13 gang members into the U.S. indiscriminately -- now dispersed throughout the country -- we ask, what's a better occasion to haul the former President before judge and jury?  The man did take an oath, you know.

We don't know what influence Putin had on the elections (other than nothing), but the press cared nothing about Obama's blatant attempt to interfere in Israel's elections last time around.  Didn't he actually send people to assist?  A prison cell waits eternally.

Trump's trip:  Even skeptics might agree that his journey out of the U.S. was a success.  We do hope he rejects the Paris human-caused climate change accord, which we still believe is based upon unsettled science.  Surely, "cool" minds look upon that scam as an economic disaster for the United States. 

Germany's Angela Merkel, evidently upset with the meeting she had with Trump, can simply go to hell.  She has already inundated Germany with terrorists, should be in prison for that alone, and we wouldn't be surprised if she longs for the days when she might rule the old East Germany with a fist of steel.

British Airways experiences the future:  So. . .BA says the system went bonkers because of (1) a power failure and (2) older computer equipment in need of an upgrade?  Hmm.  If computers periodically require a new fix, doesn't that insure a wave of breakdowns far into the future?  I'm not sure I would like to be on the way to another planet, millions of miles away from Earth, when a blue screen of death or something worse materializes.  Or dematerializes.  Flying?  No wonder it's still the safest way to go -- you're grounded.

60 Minutes touches upon The Forbidden:  The iconic news program's interview with wealthy space enthusiast and real estate developer Robert Bigelow entered "wow" territory" this week, when Lara Logan actually broached Bigelow's interest in UFOs.  Bigelow himself later disclosed that the show cut out some of his comments, but they did leave in enough to portray his sobriety regarding UFOs.  My complaint -- Lara Logan seemed a tad smug about the UFO issue, at least by facial expression.  But, after all, this was 60 Minutes and the program's UFO reportage until now, if I'm correct, totals zero minutes.  Sometimes, we appreciatively take what we can get.

Head shot:  Kathy Griffin's attempt at comedy by holding a mock-up of Trump's severed head was doomed to fail from the start -- but it did serve as a rather extreme way to show what the political left is all about.  If they can't have their way, it's their custom to go for the jugular -- and the head.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Painting Thin Air With a New Brush

I was thinking back to, when was it, the mid-eighties when (deceased) actor Dennis Weaver, who played Chester in TV's "Gunsmoke" and later went on to success as "McCloud" in a TV series of the same title, did something unique to the Hollywood crowd.  Weaver, along with his son, initiated a phone number for UFO witnesses to report their sightings.  Whatever year this was, -- and I'm, as usual, writing this without benefit of the Internet -- I believe it coincided with abundant UFO reporting in the U.S. and abroad.

It wasn't uncommon for TV and movie celebrities to come forth with alleged UFO experiences, and the trend certainly continues today, but at the time I think a lot of folks were surprised to learn that Dennis Weaver's interest in the phenomenon would burst forth with such boldness, a personal concern which drove he and his son to ponying up the money for a telephone access line (and, mind you, we're talking about an era when anything relating to long distance phone calls was outrageously expensive).  I think, too, that callers to a special message hotline needed to pay something to help defer costs.

Frankly, I don't know what transpired with the Weavers' valiant effort as years progressed, but I only bring this up to emphasize that celebrities, like other people, have their UFO stories to tell, too -- and sometimes they do more than just make mention of an odd incident.

Which brings us to Tom DeLonge, the co-founder of the famous rock group Blink 182.  You can read elsewhere about his long-term interest in UFOs, but apparently he plans to do something about it, and his project will be mighty costly.  Involving scientists, military and other knowledgeables with whom he stays in touch, DeLonge has big plans for getting The Truth out to the public.

Among his contacts over time included John, The Great God Podesta, a Bill and Hillary Clinton buddy whose own UFO interest is already legend.

We wish these folks the best, but I must say, if you have followed the UFO chameleon as long as I, you'll surely recall one disappointing climax of non-UFO intrigue after another.

Nevertheless, Tom DeLonge, if I might make a request?  Please, hurry up and get everything out there at last, because many of us who have stuck by the UFO issue as writers, researchers and investigators for decades are already dead, with more on the way out.  We just wanna know, if it's not too much trouble.