Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Oh, oh domino

“Like a toxic fungus spreading its roots throughout Cambodia, communist Vietnam is slowly and methodically colonizing and swallowing up its neighbor.


Don't want to discuss it
I think it's time for a change …
-- Van Morrison

Obama campaign accepts donation from Osama

“WASHINGTON – Using a Pakistani Internet Protocol and proxy server, a disposable credit card and a fake address, 'Osama bin Laden' has successfully donated twice to Barack Obama’s presidential re-election campaign.

“The apparently foreign-based contributions were conducted as a test after a flurry of media reports described the ability of foreigners to donate to the Obama campaign but not to Mitt Romney’s site, which has placed safeguards against such efforts.”


(Yeah, it’s all kind of a jokey thing, ha ha, but let’s face it, Dems will take money from anybody. Like the punch line, “Ten dollars? What do you think I am?” “We’ve established that. Now we’re working on a price.”)

Monday, October 29, 2012

US will again lead world in petroleum production

“The implications are momentous. America will no longer need a single drop of oil from the Islamic world. The strategic burden will fall on Europe, which is meekly disarming itself to meet Wolfgang Schauble's austerity targets. Russia and China will be pleased to help.”


Linked from maggiesfarm.

(Hmm. How much of this can any politician claim? None? Sounds good.)

Cooking the Neanderthal way

An interesting little read.

Of camomile, yarrow, venison and cabbage leaves.

“Martin Jones, an archaeologist at the University of Cambridge, told me that the Neanderthal way of cooking was to ‘light a fire and just chuck your food in’. A Neanderthal did not have pots, pans, bowls or containers of any sort—let alone a small flat in Wimbledon with a gas oven. I would have to build a wood fire somewhere, but our flat doesn’t have a garden. So I found myself knocking at the door of our very tolerant neighbours, Nick and Kate. ‘I need to eat like a Neanderthal for an evening. Do you mind if I build a fire in your back garden tomorrow and roast stuff on it?’ They agreed. As I said, they’re tolerant.”


Dug up at maggiesfarm.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

As for your enemy …

“Do not count days; do not count miles. Count only the number of Germans you have killed. Kill the German – this is your mother’s prayers. Kill the German – This is the cry of your Russian earth. Do not waver. Do not let up. Kill.” – Ilya Ehrenburg, quoted in Stalingrad, by Anthony Beever.

Ruthless. Certain. And the German believed the same about the Russian.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

More Texans forgetting where they live

San Antonio school district issues micro-chip IDs to students, insists students wear the things while at school.

“Some students … say they have been barred from certain school-related events because they refused to wear the cards, and have even been bounced from common areas like the library and cafeteria.”


It’s only one school district, right?

No, it’s the camel’s nose.

“If the school district deems the pilot program successful, the forced microchip-wearing scheme could be implemented at over 100 schools, affecting almost 100,000 students.”

A long time ago, say around 1820, Americans started moving to the northeastern part of the Mexican province of Coahuila, south of the Red River and north of the Nueces. Over time, more and more Americans emigrated and, as did other Mexican provinces, revolted against the central government. Thus was born the Republic of Texas.

People went to Texas for a couple of reasons: to make something in the vacant land, and to be as far from government as they could. It’s that last part that Texas bureaucrats don’t remember and certainly do not understand.

Many Texans fought and died to keep the government off people’s back. Maybe it’s time bureaucrats re-remembered that.

Move asteroid with spaceballs?

MIT graduate student “Sung Wood Paek proposed shooting two clouds of paint-powder pellets at an asteroid from a nearby spacecraft. The first cloud would cover the front of the asteroid, and the second the back.”


Link from www.theospark.net

'I'm in it deep and I need help'

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on why U.S. military forces did not aid Americans at the Beghazi mission: “The U.S. military did not get involved during the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, last month because officials did not have enough information about what was going on before the attack was over.”


From someone who has been around the corner and through the woods: “When you are fighting for this country, you run to the sound of the fire and the calls for help. If someone tries to tell you not to go, and you know people are dying, you go anyway. If you don't know all the facts on the ground, as Panetta claimed, you go anyway. You go because the rule has always been that when you are in trouble and call for help, help will get there as quickly and overwhelmingly as humanly possible. You go for them because you know they would come for you. If it ever becomes known that the cavalry will not be coming to your rescue, then you will tell them where to stick it when they ask you to put your butt on the line. When the day comes, and now it may have, when it is known that we are not willing to sacrifice more casualties in an effort, no matter how futile it may be, to respond to pleas for help from the men on the line, we will no longer have men willing to put themselves on that line. Fix it now, before those men, in whom so much confidence is placed, lose confidence in us.”

'Democrats: Party Of National Security Weakness For Another Generation'


If monitoring “I’m in it deep and I need help,” every real soldier I have ever known would have thrown on his gear and mounted his vehicle and been out the gate as quickly as possible.

You tell me where you are, I’ll come get you.

Bad guys all around? We’re on the way. Just hold out til we get there.

How many times did Army aviation and Air Force put in several tens of pilots and crews and millions of dollars of aircraft to get five or 10 other Americans out of the jungle? And in some of those missions, more people died doing the rescue than were rescued. Why? Because that’s what we do.

“I’m in it deep and I need help.”

As my daughter emailed during a deployment: “It sucks when you hear people on the ground begging for help, and you can’t do anything.” And: “It sucks, too, when you ask to remain on station, but people above you say no.” You want another tanker so you can stay and maybe, just maybe, do something for the soldiers on the ground, but somebody in charge says no.

Friday, October 26, 2012

EMP coming to a country near you?

Ten days ago an Air Force cruise missile EMP’d a big room of operating computers.

“When CHAMP passed overhead and activated its Raytheon-built microwave emitter, the computers went dark -- and, a moment later, so did the camera monitoring the test.”

"’This technology marks a new era in modern-day warfare,’ Keith Coleman, the CHAMP program manager at Boeing Phantom Works, told Jackson. ‘In the near future, this technology may be used to render an enemy's electronic and data systems useless even before the first troops or aircraft arrive.’"

That’s mighty bold talk for a first test. As for the “new era,” the story sort of gives a little credit for an earlier mission:

“The microwave weapon's development began shortly after Israel's air strike on suspected Syrian nuclear facilities in late 2007. In that raid, Israel apparently used non-lethal electronic attacks to shut down Syrian air defenses -- a move that could be a model for future surgical strikes.”


There are all kinds of scenarios for suitcase EMP devices and private airplanes or hot air balloons. If you build it, somebody will use it.

The president would not look him in the eye

Ty Woods’ father:

“Apparently even the State Department had a live stream and was aware of their calls for help. My son wasn’t even there. He was at a safe house about a mile away. He got the distress call; he heard them crying for help; that’s why he and Glen risked their lives to go that extra mile just to take care of the situation. And I’m sure that wasn’t the only one received that distress call—you know, come save our lives … I’m sure that other people in the military, in the State Department, in the White House, received that same call that he would receive. And I’m sure that most military people would jump at the chance … to protect that life [and] not leave anyone behind.” – Charles Woods.


“Glen Doherty is the other SEAL who died that evening. He also has a foundation set-up in his honor.”


“By all accounts he was a great man and the deeds they eventually died performing will be legend when the truth finally outs. True American patriots living life large in their own way.”


(My comments: The NYT link should have been free of politics, but the Obama newspaper had to get in a platitude from the president: President Obama said of Mr. Doherty: “He believed that his life he could make a difference, a calling that he fulfilled as a Navy SEAL…in Benghazi, as he tended to others, he laid down his life, loyal as always, protecting his friends.” Doherty was in another part of Benghazi when hearing about the attack. He went to the sound of the guns.)

“This link is only one of many over on SOFREP. Well worth the listen.”


Ty Woods Memorial Account (c/o The Irving Group, 4320 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122.)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Arrest the traitors’ children!

“On August 17, 1944, Claus von Stauffenberg's four children and his brother Berthold's two were taken from their home and put on a train. Their destination was Bad Sachsa, a Nazi children's home near Nordhausen, set amid the Harz Mountains of central Germany. Here they were separated according to their age and gender and housed in chalets. Over the next few weeks the children of other conspirators joined them. Berthold was held in a chalet with around nine other boys roughly his age. Their confinement was not stringent. Although the home's director, Fraulein Kohler, was a strict and authoritarian Nazi who proudly sported her party badge, her deputy, Fraulein Verch, and the other staff treated the children of the ‘traitors’ kindly. Unlike many other Germans in the closing days of the war, they were fed well, albeit sparsely, with a secular Nazi ‘grace’ before meals replacing the religious prayers of their family.”


Linked from http://neoneocon.com/2012/10/24/von-stauffenbergs-sons-story/ and http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/

Like Cher and cockroaches

I wondered what had happened to the “social activist.”

“Social activist Angela Y. Davis will speak at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock today.”


(That’s all there is there, unless you want to fork over $100 for a year’s subscription.)

“Davis is a Distinguished Professor Emerita of history of consciousness, an interdisciplinary graduate program, and of feminist studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is an advocate for women’s rights and a founding member of Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to the dismantling of the prison industrial complex.”


Comments at second link: #1. She is a committed Communist. #2. Racist liar!

Davis is “an iconic figure in the social activist movement of the 1960s and 1970s,” so says a news release from UALR.


I’m not going. It’s about 17 miles, and besides, The Big Bang Theory is on tonight.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Shoot these SOBs, too!

Reservist ordered to instructor duty let go by North Carolina school district.

SFC Dwayne Coffer “was told by Superintendent Ray Spain in April 2008 that he would not recommend that his contract be renewed, and at first would not tell him why, according to the complaint.

“Spain said that he would provide Coffer with information regarding the reason for his recommendation if Coffer voluntarily resigned, the complaint states.

“Coffer did not resign. Three days later, the school board followed Spain’s recommendation to end Coffer’s employment.”


(“We’re not going to renew your contract.”

(“Why not?”

(“I’m not going to tell you unless you resign.”)

Where have all the soldiers gone?

Photographs from then blended into now.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Why not back date and get whoever was responsible for Pompeii?

“L'AQUILA, Italy (Reuters) - Six scientists and a government official were sentenced to six years in prison for manslaughter by an Italian court on Monday for failing to give adequate warning of an earthquake that killed more than 300 people in L'Aquila in 2009.”


Monday, October 22, 2012

Terrorist attack plan fault of 50-year-old movie

“The FBI employed a double agent to thwart a Bangladeshi student who tried to blow up New York's Federal Reserve Bank. The terrorist tried to use a truck bomb. President Obama blamed the attack on the fiftieth anniversary release of Lawrence of Arabia on DVD.” – Argus Hamilton

Génération Identitaire, or:

Some in France get it right.

“A people can recover from an economic crisis or a war but not from the replacement of his native population: without French, there’s no more France.”

“May all Europe hear our call: RECONQUEST!”


Linked from gatesofvienna.

So-called “anti-racist” organizations have called for investigation of Génération Identitaire and other groups that “’promote hatred’ and ‘seek to divide” the country.” None of the groups is Muslim, since, of course, only non-Muslim French want societal division. Muslims want one France – the one in which everyone is Muslim.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

All's fair in ... whatever

‘Assad regime uses women to seduce international observers’

“KC correspondent in Syria reports:

“Anwar Malek, a former Arab League observer in Syria, said in an interview to TV station Safa:

"’Assad regime uses women to seduce observers. In a hotel in Homs, where the observers are staying, we are faced with the girls at every turn, and they are all "victims of terrorists’.

“’As you open a door, they are in front of you. An Iraqi observer had to marry in a temporary marriage to one of the “victims of terror”, as the rooms have surveillance cameras, and then it will affect the work of the observers. Girls at night are quite busy with other things’".


(Whether Mohammad mentioned it, I don't remember from reading the Koran, but "temporary marriage" is recognized in much of Muslim culture. Prostitution is illegal. Seduction as part of intelligence and national security ... It happens.)

Which is more weird?

While we were watching Haven last week, Priscilla said, “If the Grimm visited Haven, he would look around and say, ‘You people are weird,’ and he would go back to Portland.”

American culture

The TV is on in the living room, and from the recognizable theme music and character voices, it seems we have bequeathed to our grandchildren such culture as The Jetsons and Scooby Doo. Accompanying music is more modern, with plaintive singing indicating collective responsibility for all things wrong, and everybody needs a special friend. Not long ago I saw an ad for Bananarama. Still not dead, after all these years.

Friday, October 19, 2012

OH! Somebody’s feelings were hurt!

Gap pulls ‘Manifest Destiny’ T-shirt.


And in case anybody forgot, Christopher Columbus was a no-goodnik, too.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

I'll stay normal, even though the decision means I am now fascist homophobe. Or something.

In The Forever War, William Mandella and Marygay Potter return to an Earth in which everyone is homosexual.

The Australian government has given $250,000 to a program that teaches “sexual diversity.”

“Sexual diversity” says that “gender and sexuality are not fixed but fluid concepts. In Victoria, each participating school is advised to erect a noticeboard specifically for gay, lesbian, transgender and ‘gender-questioning’ young people. …

“A Proud Schools consultation report also recommended that schools review existing [Personal Development, Health, and Physical Education] programs from Year 7 to “incorporate learning about same-sex attraction and sexual diversity.”


‘Being straight no longer normal, students taught’


(If all things are normal and equal, why should laws stop consensual sex between teachers and students? Aren’t physical attraction and emotional appeal normal between some teachers and some students?

(Another thing: "Proud" has become a code word for "queer," as in "homosexual." PC directs no longer saying "queer" or "homosexual," unless one is. Then it's OK. Not a double standard or anything."

Monday, October 15, 2012

Top 3 reasons the Nobel peace prize is meaningless

1. Al Gore.
2. Barrack Obama.
3. The European Union.

Test Question:

How worse could things be had those prizes not been awarded?


Not at all.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

If US taxpayers give us more money, maybe we won’t have to lay off more US workers

Please, Sir, may we have more?

“…without more tax credits and stimulus funds, the company will have trouble competing.” In reference to Danish wind turbine company Vestas, which got $50 million in US stimulus money, yet has laid off 800 workers in the US and Canada.

By way of gatesofvienna and http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/13/Danish-Wind-Turbine-Company-That-Received-Over-50-Million-In-Stimulus-Lays-Off-800-Workers

In England, free speech will cost the speaker

I know nothing about Azhar Ahmed but these: He lives in England; in March he posted on his Facebook page his hopes that British soldiers in Afghanistan would “burn in hell;” and last Wednesday a judge sentenced him to 240 hours community service and assessed a £300 fine for stating his opinion.

Ahmed might be a nice guy. He might be a total ass. I don’t know.

But I do know no one should be fined and forced into “community service” for stating an opinion, no matter how heinous.


Link from maggiestarm and


And in the other land of free speech:

“A federal judge has given the green light to the U.S. Justice Department's prosecution of an Indiana man who allegedly posted incendiary remarks about police.”

The judge said: “Certain categories of speech having little or no social value are not protected, and threats are one such category....”


(“Certain categories” of speech? Those that have little or no social value?”)

Georgian corporal killed in Afghanistan

Georgian corporal Mindaia Abashidze perished in Afghanistan while carrying out a combat mission in process of a peacemaking operation.

Abashidze became already the eighteenth Georgian serviceman who perished during the Georgian contingent's participation in ISAF operation under the aegis of NATO in Afghanistan.

Press Service of the Ministry of Defense of Georgia reported that commander of firing group of infantry battalion No 32 of the third brigade Mindaia Abashidze perished in the province of Gilmand where the Georgian military served under the US contingent command.

The lost corporal had served in infantry brigade No 3 for four years, "Georgia Online" reports.

Meanwhile, on October, 8, Irakly Alasania nominated for the post of Minister of Defense of Georgia by coalition the "Georgian Dream" declared that Georgia would not withdraw its troops from Afghanistan till the end of the mandate term.

"We have a firm position on the issue, our military forces will stay in Afghanistan until the end of the mission. We will certainly soon start planning their withdrawal from Afghanistan", "PIC" TV channel quotes Alasania.


Get the money and then shoot the SOBs!

PHOENIX (CN) - After garnishing exempt disability payments from a 100% disabled Army veteran's wife, a debt collector told the vet he was "living off social security while the rest of us honest Americans work our a-- off. Too bad; you should have died," the veteran claims in court.

Michael Collier and his wife, Kim, sued Gurstel Chargo, P.A., a Minnesota-based third-party debt collector, in Federal Court.
Collier suffered spine and head injuries in the Army and was declared 100 percent disabled. He and his wife, a college student, receive disability payments, which are exempt from execution, according to his complaint.

Nonetheless, Gurstel garnished Kim's savings account, and the credit union froze her money, to seek $6,000 from Michael's defaulted student loan.

The Colliers say they "immediately filed an objection and request for hearing."

At the hearing, Gurstel's attorney told the court that the frozen funds were indeed exempt, and promised the court that the money would be released "Right away," according to the complaint.

"The court then issued its ruling finding that the garnished funds were exempt from execution, and entered an order quashing garnishment on the credit union effective that day, May 24, 2012," the complaint states.

But in the parking lot, the Gurstel attorney told Michael Collier "he would need to get a lawyer in order to get his money back."

Collier says he called Gurstel's office, and an unidentified paralegal told him he would have to sue to get the money. When he said the money was exempt veteran disability payments, "the assistant told Michael, 'F--- you! Pay us your money! You can't afford an attorney. You owe us. I hope your wife divorces your a--. If you would have served our country better you would not be a disabled veteran living off social security while the rest of us honest Americans work our a-- off. Too bad; you should have died.'" (Spelling as in complaint.)

The Colliers seek actual damages, statutory damages, and punitive damages for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, conversion, privacy invasion, and malicious infliction of emotional distress.


Found on fark docket.

Do you have a problem believing this story?

I have a problem believing this story.

“CBS/AP) BERLIN - If you've ever forgotten where you parked your car (and who hasn't?) you are sure to appreciate this story. A man in Bavaria, in southern Germany, has been reunited with his car, two years after he forgot where he left it.

“Hope he didn't leave the lights on.

“Officials said that in December 2010, after a night of drinking (surprise), the vehicle's owner told Munich police his car was missing. An initial search was unsuccessful.

“Then last month, authorities discovered the car by chance after a traffic warden noticed that its inspection stickers had expired. The vehicle was found a few miles from the spot where the owner, now 33, originally thought he had parked.

"’The weird thing is that it turned up so far away, although the owner was pretty sure of where he had left it,’ said police spokesman Alexander Lorenz.

“In the trunk was about $50,000 worth of tools, including power drills and electric screwdrivers.

“Some of those screwdrivers must have been alcoholic.”


(Are we to believe all the good, law-abiding Deutschers in the area never noticed the car sitting in the same place for two years? Nor did the guys in green and white cars? For two years?)

Found on windshield at www.fark.com

Wasn’t this a movie or 17?

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Unknown thieves stole a "large amount" of newly-designed $100 bills bound for a Federal Reserve facility in New Jersey on Thursday, the FBI said.

Frank Burton, Jr., spokesman for the FBI's Philadelphia division, said the theft occurred at some point between when the shipment of bills landed at the Philadelphia airport on a commercial flight from Dallas at 10:20 Thursday morning, and when the shipment reached its New Jersey destination around 2:00 p.m., when the courier service transporting the bills reported some missing.


(The list of suspects should be short.)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

1897 bank robbery

On a Saturday in summer 1897, two strangers showed up in Clarksville, Texas. Newspaper reports a week or so later said the two put on a show of pistol and rifle marksmanship at the town square, shooting coins tossed into the air and such. If Clarksville had downtown saloons, the pistoleros most likely paid a visit, but newspaper stories do not say.

On the Monday following, reports reached Clarksville that the same two men robbed a bank in New Boston and then rode north, for the Red River and presumed safety north of the river, in Choctaw Nation.

Visiting Clarksville that Monday was a deputy U.S. marshal, one of Federal Judge Isaac Charles Parker’s law enforcement officers in Fort Smith, Ark. Upon hearing of the robbery and direction taken by the robbers, the lawman rode for the river and crossed into the wild lands of the future Oklahoma.

As one of Judge Parker’s officers, the unnamed deputy possessed extensive knowledge of not only the geography of Choctaw Nation, but also knew every place bad men were likely to visit. The deputy himself visited such a place and learned the two bank robbers had been there only a few hours before, had hired a carriage and two sporting women and then took the road east.

The deputy was not about to follow the long road, which he knew made a large upside down U. Instead, he rode across the U, finding a place to intercept the robbers. The deputy tied his horse and took his Winchester and waited behind a tree. The bad men approached a short time later. The deputy stepped from behind his tree and shot both robbers. He might have said, “Deputy United States Marshal! Put up your hands!” Or he might not have said anything.

Whichever, the bad men were dead, and the sporting women unharmed.

The deputy took the two cold bodies and two warm bodies to Clarksville, where the dead robbers were displayed in open pine coffins for all to see … A lesson as well as a spectacle.

Later that day, a wagon carried the bodies to an area just outside the small cemetery for Mount Zion Sojourner Baptist Church. Each body had its hands cuffed behind the back.

In normal, traditional Christian ceremony, bodies are buried facing east, so those called from their graves will see sunrise on the day of judgment.

The two bad men were not given that opportunity, but were buried face down, with their heads to the west. That way, they would have a running start on judgment day.

Always something new when reading scripture

Something I didn’t notice before, anyway.

When the Israelites were in Sinai, near the mountain, Hashem told Moses that in three days He would descend to the mountain for a talk. Moses was to make sure the people were purified on the day of the visit. Hashem also told Moses to tell the people not to try and come up the mountain, nor even touch the mountain. Anybody who does, Hashem said, will die. Moses so informed the people, and the people replied, “OK. Not a problem” and “No way I’m going to touch the mountain.” The people had witnessed the drowning of Pharaoh’s army, had lived on manna and had seen water come from a rock; they knew what Hashem could (and would) do.

On the announced day, with his approach heralded by lightning and tremendous, continuous thunder, Hashem descended upon the mountain. Moses went up. Hashem told Moses to go back down and tell the people not to come up, lest they die. Moses said, “I already told them, and they said they would not come up, lest they die.” Hashem said, “Go back down the mountain and tell the people not to come up, lest they die.” Moses said, “Oh. You mean now. OK. Not a problem.”

What is the sound of God’s sigh? The one between I told you to do this and your response was “I already did” and My inquiry, “What part of ‘Do this’ do you not understand?

Until this morning, I never noticed the second “Go and tell the people …”

Friday, October 12, 2012

When the Russians take your best aircraft designers …

East Germany wound up building the Baade 152 I. Three prototypes -- first crashed on its second flight; second made two flights; third never left the ground.


Here’s a four-minute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBELzamCH2c

Huge seats, big windows and food you know citizens of the DDR worker’s paradise never saw.

Taxiing, the 152 looks more like a bomber than a passenger plane.

“The prototype was preparing for a test flight on March 4, 1959. During this flight the landing gear was to be raised for the first time and a low pass was to be made over the Technische Messe at Leipzig to demonstrate the plane to a Russian delegation. Shortly after takeoff however the pilot encountered a problem and decided to return to the airport. On approach the airplane stalled and crashed.

“Although the crash was officially attributed to ‘pilot error’, it is thought that the fuel flow to the engines stopped while descending towards Klotzsche. This was a recurring problem that was detected on later test flights.”


When politics won’t allow blaming the approved design, blame the dead pilot.

This is one of those things that sounds so weird you have to check it out

“Recently, Native American Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK, member of the Chickasaw Nation) introduced H.R. 2362, the Indian Trade and Investment Demonstration Project. The bill singles out Turkish-owned companies for exclusive investment preferences and special rights in Native American tribal area projects.”

Cole’s original bill would allow “select Native American tribes to lease land held in trust by the United States for ‘a project or activity … in furtherance of a commercial partnership involving one or more private entities incorporated in or emanating from the Republic of Turkey.’"


The bill probably won't pass, but some Congresspersons are bound to say, "Well, he is a Native American, so it has to be good for his people." Riiight. They're all one big group of like-thinkers, Native Americans. Sioux never had problems with Kiowa or Comanche, who never had problems with Apache. All One Big Happy Family of Indians.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Why Einstein never received a Nobel prize for relativity

Well, there was this German proclivity to sort of dislike Einstein’s people, and other physicists didn’t believe his theory. Anti-Semitism and good ‘ol boy European politics.


Linked from www.maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com

Monday, October 8, 2012

America down the tubes

“Records from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show that the cost of motorized scooters and wheelchairs to the government health service for senior citizens rose 179% between 1999 and 2009, the last year for which full records are available. This data is fascinating as the number of Americans over the age of 65 only increased by 18% over this same time frame. The bill in 1999 was $259 million; in 2009 it was $723 million – and is surely over $1 billion today. This is another billion dollar scam being funded by your tax dollars, but there are no spending cuts possible according to our beloved Congressmen.”


(I weigh the same as when I was a high school freshman – 230 pounds. That is 20-30 pounds more than I want. At 6-1 ½, I could carry 200 pounds. I see obese people every day. Most people do. Here’s the deal: Neither you nor I can do anything about anybody else’s weight, unless you are chief cook. Everybody else is on his/her own. Unsightly? Sure. Unhealthy? Certainly. Fixable? As sure as fixing national and state government.)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A declaration of war

With the French, you never know what will happen.


Spotlight on Ohio

Next Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of then-Gov. Richard Celeste’s proclamation designating the second weekend in October as Islamic Day.


State legislators say there are no plans for Ohio Jew Day, Ohio Hindu Day, Ohio Zoroastrian Day, Ohio Atheist Day, Ohio Catholic Day, Ohio Church of God in Christ Day, Ohio African-Methodist-Episcopalian Day, Ohio Seventh-Day Adventist Day, Ohio Pentecostal Day, Ohio Syriac Day, Ohio Longhouse Day, Ohio Waashat Day, Ohio Earth Lodge Day, Ohio Ghost Dance Day, Ohio Bole-Maru Day, Ohio Peyote Day, and etc.

The “Yeah, sure, why not” of 1987 no longer exists.

300,000 white guys died defeating slavery and 300,000 died defending their invaded territory

NOTE: Strong language in places.

“When Barack Obama ran for the presidency he promised to ‘fundamentally transform’ America. Many of us thought into what? And why would you want to fundamentally transform the greatest experiment in civilized society ever? Through copious pools of blood (quite predominantly white) we had conquered our original sin of slavery and racism.

"About 300,000 white guys died defeating slavery. Another 300,000 died defending their invaded territory. Where are the reparations for their families? Do you want my opinion on reparations? FUCK YOU. Those 600,000 souls would have been far more productive inventing machines and companies and farm implements than dying on a bloody goddam battlefield for a tribe who has yet to say thank you. Who, indeed, 140 years later, still insist on sticking their lazy hand out for a freebie from massah.

"Fundamental transformation. What does that mean? It means gasoline went from $1.85 to $4.00. But we were promised that by Obama and Stephen Chu. So Win Obama. We were promised energy prices would skyrocket by Barack Obama. So Win Obama. Obama promised to give everyone earning under $250,000 a tax break. He did not. HE LIED. He promised us that his healthcare reformation, the nationalization of 10% of our economy, would reduce costs, and allow us to keep our doctors, and keep our plans. HE LIED.

"Let us delve into foreign policy. From the groveling Cairo speech to the misspelled RESET button to a Russian gangster thug to ignoring the true uprising in Persia to embracing an Arab Spring replete with Islamist fundamentalists, I am unimpressed. I could teach K-5s that the little shit next to them stole from them, and will again.

"Foreign policy is relatively easy. You sit in closed quarters with your counterpart, show them evidence of your terrible swift sword, and ask how your two nations can live in peace. Or, like Teddy Roosevelt, you send your brand new Great White Fleet sailing around the world for a year, insisting on dockage in troublesome ports. No dock available? Then I shall anchor in your harbor until one reveals itself. You third world dickhead.

"Fundamental transformation. What does that mean? It means politicizing your federal reserve. It means printing money to give to your crony corporatist clients. The case can be made for the stimulus, although economic facts indicate the recession had already ended. Patching potholes, replacing bridges, opening federal lands to energy exploration are actually shovel-ready jobs. But the money went to grease the wheels of phony, vapor "green energy" companies that existed merely to pretend to create a product, while they funneled money to Barack H. Obama, after which they conveniently bankrupted themselves. Those activities, ladies and gentlemen, are crimes of the highest order.

'The current administration ignored the cries for help from Chris Stevens. He needed security. His portfolio was in upheaval. Libya was rife with al Qaeda. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton blew him the fuck off. They were too busy partying. They intentionally fucked that guy.

'I am loathe to suggest lynching a half-white man, especially a supposedly beloved boy king, but he could certainly stand a fortnight in the stocks. And the gibbet ain't much of a stretch for Hillary. Leaving them swinging for a few weeks is a very effective medieval Powerpoint presentation.

'The soft, growling underbelly of America is about to speak, however. We don't need stocks and gibbets. And we are often pretty kind to the bastards who betray us. I wish them well on the cocktail circuit, should they be successfully ousted. And may the Republic prosper."


‘For some people it will always be 1968’

The Now Americans.

“These erstwhile American citizens do not think of themselves as actual Americans (although they play them easily and glibly on TV), but as a new and better breed that only retain their ‘American’ status for the present benefits. Instead they prefer to think of themselves as inhabiting a rarer, more personally fragrant realm of ideals that the rest of us do not see and cannot aspire to.

“In their own strangely perverse way the inhabitants of this realm, like those on the extreme lower end of the scale in imploding 3rd world countries, are still dependent on nation states, particularly the United States, for charity and scarce resources. This need accounts for much of the funding of the United Nations, an organization whose thirst for the perfect world in the very near future (We promise) is exceeded only by its thirst for American money in the here and now. Dreams do not require food and protection, only the dreamers dreaming from their unshakable sleep.”


(In these people lives a form of Calvinism – My kind and I are to lead because we know more than you, we have more than you, we are imbued with special insight as to what is best for you. If we were not fated to lead, we would not have all these things.

(Of course, the word-spewers of talk-TV (disguised as “news”) are not truly members of the cosmopolis, but defenders and upholders for their betters. The news-speakers talk to and for each other and in their agreements, know we are converted. Certainly we must agree with them, for they are who they are. Perhaps they will be allowed into the cosmopolis club, but not likely. Patted on the head, told “Good boy” or “Good girl,” slathering at compliments, or tingling, the news-speakers will continue to preach and defend ideas of cosmopolitanism.)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

‘We’re not all that impressed with this Romney chap’

“The narrative from the Republican side is that (Romney) is some sort of financial wizard, but now we learn that he can't even do his taxes correctly, overpaying them by the ungodly amount of $500,000. It is beyond us how allowing a man who routinely overpays his bills to write checks on behalf of the US government is going to ameliorate our alleged deficit problem. Mr. Romney, who in his private life belongs to a somewhat obscure religious cult, may indeed be a wizard but we doubt his wizardry has anything to do with finance.

“Moving on, we note that since Mr. Romney was nominated, acts of violence have plagued our embassies in many formerly-friendly foreign capitals and in fact, one of our ambassadors was recently murdered at his post. While this turn of events surprised us - we never expected foreign nationals to have as visceral a hatred of Mr. Romney as Americans do - what was even more astonishing to us was Mr. Romney's response to these crises, which was mostly to traipse around the country giving speeches and blaming the outbreaks on his opponent.”


So I’m the Bad News Monster, the guy who kicked your cat …

Well, tried to, but cats are quicker than my jackbooted foot.

Good unemployment news isn’t.

“The number of unemployed dropped 456,000 last month, while only 114,000 jobs got added. That either means that 342,000 people left the US, or they left the work force in one way or another. In the household survey, though, the number of people with jobs rose by 873,000 — a very strange outcome that makes it appear that more than one tweak has been done to previous data.”


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That’s why Obama flocked the debate!

Romney CHEATED!! His handkerchief wasn’t a handkerchief, but a bevy of notes; and he had a transmitter on his flag pin!! Wondering: To whom would he transmit, and what? Perhaps it was a receiver, huh? And how would he hear, but no one else could?


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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Whom should US send to an international conference on human rights?

How about Salam Al-Marayati? He is president of Muslim Public Affairs Council, and if anybody knows anything about human rights, it’s Muslims, right? And, he has a firm grasp of history and reality.

As he said on Sept. 11, 2011, after the Twin Towers fell: “If we’re going to look at suspects, we should look to groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I think we should put the state of Israel on this list because I think this diverts attention from what’s happening in the Palestinian territories so that they can go on with their aggression and occupation and apartheid policies.”


Oh. Israel attacked the U.S. in order to divert attention from its treatment of poor Palestinian refugees. How clever.

Yeah, Al-Marayati was a great choice.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I move from Texas to Arkansas ...

and the town I left builds two glass bathrooms on the downtwon square. Glass bathrooms. Outside.


Men soldiers given women’s uniforms/soldiers in heels

‘Army Uniform Designed for Women Now for all’

“For decades, female soldiers have had to wear combat uniforms designed with the male body in mind. But turnabout is fair play. The Army is now testing on men combat uniforms designed for women.”


‘High Heels Give Soldiers a New Perspective’

“watching burly Soldiers attempting to walk a mile in high heels … a bold statement against domestic violence.”

“There is so much violence in the Army," said Ortiz. "It doesn't need to be happening on the homefront, too."


And now we all feel real good.

Sometimes, symbolism sucks. This was one of those times.

Call me insensitive to symbolic feelings.

Nothing new in Army aircraft search

“WASHINGTON -- The Army is refining an initial capabilities document
for a new fixed-wing utility aircraft that is designed to replace more than 112 airframes with a common platform. The new platform should be able to perform a range of key mission sets and services, officials said.”

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2012/10/02/army-developing-new-fixed-wing-aircraft.html?ESRC=a rmy-a.nl

The Army is always trying to find a one size fits all answer. The only way that works is if everything is the same size.

50 months divided by 24 months in a year …

… Hey! That’s only two more years til we all die!!! Somebody do something!!!

‘Two years left to curb climate change, Government warned’

“The Government has been accused of being ‘reckless and short-sighted’ over green policies, as it was warned there were just 50 months to take action to prevent catastrophic climate change.

“Signatories to the letter include Barbara Stocking, chief executive of Oxfam, designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, Bianca Jagger, Green MP Caroline Lucas and Ed Mayo, chief executive of Co-operatives UK.”


CEO of an organization against poverty and injustice (and who isn’t), a clothes designer, a clothes buyer, a Green MP and a community organizer all agree, so we must do as they say! They know more than we do! They are famous people! Yes, the parrot is dead! What of it?

And when you figure change affects all 57 states …

‘10 lessons the US should learn from Afghanistan’s history’

Draw your own conclusions on the author’s expertise, from his lead paragraph:

“Afghanistan provides all too many examples of the wisdom of Winston Churchill's saying ‘those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.’"


Somebody at Foreign Policy maybe should have read the opening. Maybe Churchill did say that, once or twice, but he was so adept at finding his own words, quoting someone else … Maybe not. I read the article. Ho-hum.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Say with me: Bull (you know)

“ONE thing standing in the way of further progress for many men is the same obstacle that held women back for so long: overinvestment in their gender identity instead of their individual personhood. Men are now experiencing a set of limits — externally enforced as well as self-imposed — strikingly similar to the ones Betty Friedan set out to combat in 1963, when she identified a “feminine mystique” that constrained women’s self-image and options.” – Stephanie Coontz, quoted in “Has America Been Insufficiently Womanized?” (Emphasis added.)


What the (whatever) kind of person writes “overinvestment in their gender identity?”

Here’s a guess: The kind of person who wants people to be the way she/he believes they should be, not the way they are. The kind of person who believes animals in the wild … uh, in nature, are kind and gentle, ya-da, ya-da, and etc.

Mush and mush and more mush.

When Kinky Friedman ran for governor of Texas, one of his campaign promises was to de-wussify Texas, one wuss at a time if that’s the way it had to be. We need to de-wussify the US of A. Big time.

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Let’s face it: Obama sucks as president

You can find people who just laugh and say, “Well, that’s Chicago politics.”

Riiight. Like we need Al Capone in the White House. Or either of the Mayors Daly. And who was the Mob Boss bought and paid by Joe Kennedy the Elder to deliver The Land of Lincoln to Number 2 Son?

In case you missed the major news networks coverage:


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Just wondering

The TV commercials with the huge Swiss horns in the huge Swiss Alps, does anybody else wonder why the people are singing “E-Co-Li?” A deadly virus seems like the last thing to advertise Switzerland.

Every month or so a credit card company sends us blank checks and says, “Hey, you who pay your bill on time and charged a bunch of stuff last year! We’ve enclosed four blank checks with a credit line of ump-teen thousand dollars! Just fill out one or more and send them in!” Do people actually do that? No APR on a check or two, but 17.46 APR on two – That’s a lot of interest, considering that if I needed ump-teen thousand dollars, there is a bank or two I can ask, and get an interest rate far, far below 17.46 percent.