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 (actforamerica.org) 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.