Saturday, July 4, 2015

Hillary campaign ropes in press corps

Handlers bring out clothesline rope to herd reporters together, the line moves along as  the candidate moves along. This is trending tonight, I'm seeing cartoons of made of screenshots with sheep sounds coming from the journalists roped into a makeshift corral, triplet children on leashes, that sort of thing. I'm seeing the bottom drop out of any trace of remaining self-respect, reporters are having to answer such things as were your balls removed before or after taking the assignment.

The first few google images tell the whole story.

My July 4th Cook-out


dinosaur ridge

This is the road that rises up our side of the ridge then turns sharply at the top then drops down the same way on the other side where it connects at the bottom to a road that links I-70 to Morrison in view of stunning Red Rocks Park. This was our way home. We had to explore it. Repeatedly. There is a trail on top of the ridge that provides a commanding view. We traipsed that trail back and forth for no other reason than it is glorious.

This morning, July 4th there are only a few people. The road is closed off to motorists, too bad, it is a wonderful little connecting road. Perfect for sport cars. Now it is for bicyclists and for hikers. This early, this holiday, the very few people I encounter all choose to speak. Even blowing past on a bicycle, "Helloooooooooo" in doppler. 

"Hi!" 

I noticed last night and today the clothing on children is blinking. Their shoes blink when they walk. This morning a girl between her parents approached on the road toward the dinosaur footprints wearing a glittery blouse that was blinking. 

Instead of hello, "You're blinking. Are you a robot?"

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, how droll, her parents thought that was hilarious. 

Later, "Nice of your dog to take you two for a walk." *Teutonic accent*  Ya, Ja ja ja ja ja ja ja ja ja ja, I'm a regular comedian up here. These people are all light-hearted and easily entertained. 

A bicyclist stops to chat about anything. His first time up here. He didn't even know there are dinosaur footprints showing right there on the hill. How's that for a bicycling surprise? 

There is a sign that says "watch out for rattlesnakes, if you see one, tell the authorities." I have never seen a rattlesnake anywhere in Colorado and I went out looking for them  all day in Daniel's Park where they live. But if you say so, then it is so. 


I want to be cross with things taken over, with a favorite road blocked off, for signs being put up telling us what natural things not to do, but I cannot. The few people I see today are having too good a time, are all collectively way out of character being so overtly friendly. Contrary to bicyclist stereotype. They're enjoying the place too much for me to be cross. They're all getting as much out of the place as we ever did back then and now and they're being organized about it. I cannot complain even though I do want to. 





Signs, signs, everywhere signs, blocking out the scenery breaking my mind, do this, don't do that, can't you read the si-high-nnnns?

Why no, I cannot. Is that English or what? Can you fingerspell your instructions into my palm? 


God Bless America!


Happy Fourth of July....Enjoy the time off

Everybody loves the Fourth of July. Well unless you are a communist. It is a great holiday. It celebrates our nations birth and the old white men who were responsible for our freedom!

It is also in the beginning of the summer when it is warm and we can barbecue and swim and just have an all around great time. Nothing beats having a hot dog and a cold beer outside at the pool while you are listening to a double header on the radio. Waiting to go see the fireworks at night.

Our intrepid correspondent Chickenlittle is off on a little jaunt this Fourth of July weekend. He deserves a little vacation with the family. He sent me this little photo to share with us.

Now you don't want to cross a Chicken. He can peck you to death and stuff. So you have to be circumspect when talking about him. But I am sure we can all agree that we wish him well on his vacation on the big island. I hope he will share more photos of his trip like this one in the jacuzzi.


Happy Fourth of July everybody!

The Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

small fireworks, Civic Center, Denver


It's a show like this every day. Were it a painting it would be unbelieveable.

Almost 4 minutes of neighborhood fireworks. 



That was a bit of fun, short and sweet, close in and intimate. I finished recording this, realized the fireworks are not much higher than the trees, and that one is blocking, got up to move closer and it was over.

All John Phillip Souza. The round of songs for the military branches. They're all fun. We sang them in different schools all the time but I never knew what any of those arcane references were supposed to evoke, but I did understand off we go into the wild blue yonder climbing high into the sun, hum de dum hum ditty hum di hum di  brrrrrrrrap ka-boom perfect for fireworks. That's all you need.

Since we're being all Souza-martial about it. 

I sat down on the grass on the library side of the Civic Center, a slight woman with blond straw hair took up next to me. I chatted it up without hearing a single word she said. I have no idea what I agreed to. I told her now that I was down I was a bit worried about getting back up and that turned out to be much more difficult than I imagined. My legs became noodles right there. Most embarrassing. I struggled to climb on top of my wobbly legs, failing the first time falling backwards on the grass and rolling, the woman moved in, but having been drinking there was no way for her to assist. I barked her off me, straightened up like a struggling newborn giraffe, at great length and incredible difficulty finally found my legs, and the group of women sitting and their tots running around observing all applauded. I laughed with the woman who tried so pitifully to help and walked away. 

Boom, over, just like that. Suddenly the whole block of people are walking toward me and overtaking me. I have only to walk a block and a half home, everyone moving in my direction, I the slowest of all. Adorable little children all passing me up.  I stop to take a few photos of the crowd, sort of odd that many people that late in my neighborhood.





The sudden rush of people is the fun part.

The parapet-like structure I'm sitting on is designed to discomfort to discourage sitting but it does for the moment to lean on and take a few shots. Another woman peels off from the crowd and takes up beside me.

"It's not very comfortable."

     "I know."

So it's going to be like that. Not dissuaded, "The little kids are the best part." 

     "You like little kids?"

That's all it took, she opened up conversationally, moved closer to be heard better. I mentioned the real little kids are curious about my sticks, they look at the sticks then look up at me with a wtf expression. The woman clamped my arm and crumpled laughing. She noticed me packing up and asked if she can walk along. I told her I walk very slowly, slowest of all. That's okay with her and she attached herself. Also had been drinking and not so clear of speech.

I don't like that. 

How is she going to remember my bon mots? What good are they? That's two in a row.

     "Have we passed the Art building?"

"No. That's this right here." 

Nice place. Right next door. It's a new hotel. She said the wonderful and surprising thing about the place is the art inside is all original. You can see from the outside it's all top. No messing around. She invited me up. 

To see the art.

This just walking to the library and back. A few fireworks, What's shown above is basically it. So little to please so many. Maybe I'll invite her to see the dinosaur tracks tomorrow, since she's visiting. That's something. 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Amazing Grace


The Land of the Free?



You remember the Bakery in Oregon who were driven out of business because they did not want to bake a wedding cake for a same sex ceremony? They were fined $135,000 for the pain and suffering of the lesbian couple who was turned away to get a cake from the thousand other bakeries who would be happy to do it for them because they want to drive these people out of business. Which they succeeded in doing because the bakery had to shut its doors.

Now for the rest of the story.

The Commission of Labor Brad Avakian  not only levied this fine on a first time offense but he also imposed a gag order on the Klein's (the owners of the bakery) who were the owners of the now defunct business. He ordered them to "cease and desist" from speaking publicly about not wanting to make cakes for same sex weddings based on their Christian beliefs. In other words he has abrogated their First Amendment rights.

The Social Justice Warriors also went after the Go Fund Me account that was set up to aid the Klein's.  It was closed down so that people who support the Klein's stand would be silenced and not be able to help them. Their First Amendment rights also mean nothing in America these days.

Blogger Kelse Harkness has a copy of the order in which the Commissioner abrogates the First Amendment rights of the Bakers to talk about why they did not want to bake this cake. The latest decision of the Supreme Court does not lead one to believe that they will support these bakers tin the exercise of  their First Amendment rights to practice their religion. Not only are they being forced out of business but they are being gagged at the same time.

You know in New York City they don't even do that to murderers. You can't even ask a job applicant if he had a felony murder on his record. Because murderers, rapists and thieves have rights. Traditional religious people. Not so much.

So on the Fourth of July let's celebrate our Freedom in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.

Shut up and take it.

She lost her head over Amos Burke....Whose that Girl?



Or something. But then she was always losing her head. A statuesque beauty of the old school she always made an impression. 

Can you guess who she is? A famous actress making a rare TV appearance she died young but her daughter carries on her law and order traditions to this very day.

Whose that girl?

Is the Pope Catholic....What are you high...or you mean he is high...this is too confusing...where did Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald go....the Catholic Church turns it's lonely eyes to you!



The Pope is on his way to South America and like many tourists he decided he is going to do some drugs. Well he hasn't decided yet because the usual back tracking and excuse making for this Pope is continuing but the word is he is going to chew coca leaves. The Vatican denies it and says he hasn't made a decision yet.

However Bolivian Culture Minister Marko Machicao has stated that the pontiff had "specifically requested' to chew coca. Now this is not cocaine only the plant that is made from and is a stable of the poor Indians of Bolivia. The President of Bolivia has long campaigned to legalize the chewing of coca leaves and if the Pope chews it will be a big boost to his campaign. The Pope is a champion of the poor and improvised  and no doubt wants to show his solidarity with the poor people of Bolivia by chewing coca.

The Pope is also scheduled to visit America this fall and will visit various American cities such as Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore where he will show his solidarity with the poor and impoverished citizens of America by looting a CVS.

"Staffordshire school bans short skirts because they're 'distracting' to male teachers and pupils"

"It’s “a shame” that the young girls haven’t had a say in the choice."
The headteacher of Trentham High School in Stoke-on-Trent, Dr Rowena Blencowe, feels she has been forced to take action after constantly seeing young girls rolling their skirts up in between classes, News Team has reported.

Describing it as “inappropriate,” Dr Blencowe added the “girls are coming in with skirts that just cover their bottoms.”

Mr Morris added: “We don’t seek publicity – we’re not that kind of school. We want to focus on teaching and learning.

“We’re a good school making rapid improvements and want to ensure that the students do the best they can do.

“We don’t want to waste our time over the lengths of skirts.”

"I did a lot for this guy, he did nothing for me"


 
Link to video

"Why on earth would we get rid of our wonderful things?"

"Go ahead, call me materialistic. I'll just wonder what you think you are made of"
It is time to celebrate the gentle art of clutter. We live, and we pick up things along the way: the detritus of adventure; the vessels of mealtimes; the books and music of a life of the mind; the pleasures of our daily romps through the senses.

In accumulating, we honour the art of the potter, sitting at a wheel; we appreciate the art of the writer, sitting at a desk; we cherish the art of the painter, standing in front of an easel. (By this litany ye shall know that I have many books, many paintings, many pots – and many more things I love.)

I can assure you that I know all about moving into less space and different space. I am also here to tell you that stuff responds to mysterious forces at work in the universe in much the same way as do the moon and the tides.

No matter how much stuff you give your sister, still in her large house, so that you can fit into your cosier shell, within a few years I guarantee you will have new possessions winking happily at you from tabletops and bookshelves. And you will be glad to see them. (accumulate the whole thing)

Sixties Sitcom Subtext Theatre



"What's that Gilligan?'
"I don't know Mary Anne. Let's go see."
"Wait why should we do that. Sit next to me and snuggle on the beach in the hot sun."
"I can't do that."
"Why not Gilligan?"
"Because I am in a sixties sitcom and I can't be hitting on the hot chick half naked who wants to get some. I have to go in the hut with the Skipper and show him that I am still his little buddy."
"Why?"
"It's a sixties sitcom rule. Hot chick's don't get any. Sorry."
"I hate the sixties."

Obamacare sauce at July 4 family gathering?

You've got mail



To: Robin Thicke
From: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Private Email Server
Re: My Girl Miley
CC: Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cryus, The Guy with the Bullwinkle hat

Hey loser.

I see where you just lost a lawsuit because you were ripping off Marvin Gaye. I know the feeling because my campaign is ripping off my Uncle Saul Alinsky all over the freaking place.

I just want to tell you to leave my precious alone. She is a big girl now and is going to work under me in various positions. Just like Huma did back in the day. I need to reach out to the crackers if I am going to beat Jim Webb that racist hillbilly. So Miley will do the trick.

She will do a lot of tricks.

Just leave my precious alone.

Whose that girl?



She was the girl I always was looking for when I went out drinking in my younger days. Husky voiced with a cocktail and a cigarette. She would walk into the bar and fish through her purse. Take out a crumpled up five covered in lint with a Life Saver stuck to it. Order a Scotch straight up. Take a slug. Then she would take out a pack of cigs. Bang the pack against the bar. Fish out one. Pucker up her lips and light it. Blow out some smoke. Then she would turn and look at you. And smile.

Older and experienced she wanted to teach a callow youte a thing or two. She was my seventies dream bar girl.

But those dreams always went south in reality because nobody could measure up to the original.

Whose that girl?

My rifle, my pony and me.

You don't need much to be happy to be an American.

"Drone strikes are not creating a safer, more stable world"

"Despite extremists' deaths, counterterrorism strategy criticism mounts"
With al-Qaida and the Islamic State group enjoying safe havens across parts of Yemen, Syria and Iraq, and with terror attacks on the rise worldwide, doubts are growing about the effectiveness and sustainability of the administration's "light footprint" strategy against global extremist movements. A template predicated on training local forces and bombing terrorists from the air is actually making the situation worse, some say. Many are arguing for deeper U.S. involvement, if not with regular ground troops, then at least with elite advisers and commandos taking more risks in more places.

On Thursday, the Pentagon announced that a June 16 air strike had killed Tariq bin Tahar al-'Awni al-Harzi, an Islamic State group leader who had facilitated suicide bombings. "His death will impact ISIL's ability to integrate foreign terrorist fighters into the Syrian and Iraqi fight," military spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said.

But for how long, critics are wondering, including former Defense Intelligence Agency chief Michael Flynn, who accuses the administration for which he once worked of "policy confusion." Former Army deputy chief Lt. Gen. Richard Zahner says the Obama administration's policy of "benign neglect" toward strife-torn Yemen and Syria has ensured the existence of terrorist safe havens there for both al-Qaida and Islamic State militants.

Donald Trump's speech writer



As I pondered the familiarity of it all, the abrupt uncompromising rejection of all that is considered politically correct, I heard a new voice, a tiny high-pitched squeaky voice speaking as if not with a tongue and vocal folds, rather, as faint breath blown over wax paper folded around a comb. That kind of rudimentary instrument, an organic comb kazoo.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

What if the actors had to write their own television shows?


If George Takei had to write a Star Trek Episode we would definitely see man boldly go where no man has gone before.

ee cummings on Abe Vigoda


i like my body when it is with your
body Jill Zarin. It is so quite new a thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
i like your body.  i like what it does,
i like its hows. i like the feel of my
flacid member on leathery skin. i like to feel the spine
of your body and its bones, the botoxed cheeks
and the trembling
-firm-smooth ness and which i will
again and again and again
kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like, slowly stroking the,shocking fuzz
of your electric furr, tickling your Hitler 
mustache with my salvia slickened tongue
and what-is-it comes
over parting flesh….And eyes big love-crumbs,

and possibly i like the thrill

of under me you so quite new

but then everything is new

compared to me.

The Sixto Sense


"Hey I know it is late night but I would like to talk."
"Why don't you answer my calls anymore?"
" Now I have to send the email or the comment on your blog."
"You know I don't drink anymore. Tequila was my friend but now I am all alone. Solo me. No es bueno."
"I was busy listening to music today and I thought of you."
"Remember when we used to drive to the ballpark and listen to Celia Cruz on the radio?"
"And what we used to say when we got to County Stadium?"
"I see white people."

Phasers set to Stun Mr. Sulu

"Hello Mr Takei nice to meet you. My name is Clarence and I am a law student. Welcome to Yale Law School."
"My pleasure big fella. I just hope I get to review a few briefs while I am here."
"I didn't know you were a lawyer?"
"I'm not. Hey you want some Coca Cola. I have a can for you right here."
"Thanks anyway. I'm good. But do you have some Mountain Dew for Larry Bird over there. He likes to wash down his Meth with it. Anyway I understand you are going to address the Law School at commencement. That is interesting. Why did they pick you?"
"I would love to explain it to you in detail. Why don't you come up to my suite and we can get comfortable?"
"Err I think you misunderstood. This is not my thing. I only like women. Well white women. Thanks anyway."
"WHAT! YOU DARE REFUSE THE GREAT TAKEI! WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? SHATNER? I WILL GET YOU SOME DAY IF IT IS THE LAST THING I DO!!!!!!"
"Okey Dokey. I think I will leave now. I have to meet Anita at the Student Union. At least she is not crazy."

Comedian Amy Schumer responds to Social Justice Warriors

Takei


That's racist by your own standard, provocative and unacceptable. Explain yourself. 

Mediaiate, Alex Grisworld describes George Takei's remarks in a Fox Phoenix affiliate interview.
“And for him to say, slaves have dignity, I mean, doesn’t he know that slaves were in chains? That they were whipped on the back? If he saw the movie 12 Years as a Slave [sic], you know, they were raped.”
Must we have American history from movies Takei? And did Thomas say that? That is hurtful incredibly pinched and appears to be a paraphrase. I don't believe you. 

Justice Thomas, explain yourself. [justice thomas, slaves, dignity]


Skips. I always feel IQ points drain along with civility whenever I accident upon that foul catch basin. Let's say they have some kind of point on their remote planet after we peel away the distorted framing "marriage equality" we always do have to start two, three steps backward, and stay in disagreement there, before addressing the fresh provocation. So forget it. They're talking amongst themselves.

* Newsbusters,  George Takei's Racist Rant: Clarence Thomas Is A "Clown in Black Face'. That's more like it. I'll read this one that comports with my feeeeeeeelings. And with what I know to be true. With all this information we have to weed things out somehow. We gardner-types do that more facilely than most. I mean, after all that attention to plant details all over the place, all that thinning out, any little thing that doesn't fit or turns brown -- out. 


All I want is what Thomas actually said so I can judge the degree of Thomas' blackfaceness myself, what a term to use, what a way to see things, and confirm the conclusion Takei the one-time actor is a big mouthed racist himself. I'll only scan the article for that bit and save my own opinion. 

Newsbusters has the whole Thomas statement in different typeface so it sticks out. Thomas writes that human dignity is innate. Thomas explains the bible, wish he wouldn't, and finds corollary with the principle that dignity cannot be taken away by government. Thomas said that slaves did not lose their dignity because government allowed them to be enslaved and those held in interment camps did not lose their dignity because government confined them. Likewise those denied government benefits do not lose their dignity because government denies them those benefits.

Well. 

Thomas spoke to innate human dignity apart from government. Takei sees dignity springing from or confirmed by government, apparently.  It is government that issues a license for marriage.

That part kills me. It just does. Decades of not giving a shit and now suddenly it's everything, the dividing line between types of decency. 

I keep thinking about seeking validation through something so stupid as government recognition of my marriage, it meaning everything to me, and I just cannot. It is the exact same thing as seeking validation from my dog. 

Then I'm thinking about the state issuing dog licenses. I never did get one of those for any of my dogs. All of them were unlicensed. I could probably get in trouble for that. But I sure as heck never sought validation from the state for my dog. These dogs, all four, were champion stock. I was more interested in bogus AKC documentation than I ever was about state recognition. And I wasn't about to have them wear jingly tags around their necks as if the state owns them. Step off. 

Dogs, marriage, when it comes to state recognition, same thing. Irrelevant.

They're speaking different languages. Thomas speaks mind and Takei speaks feels. Thomas's movie has Morgan Freeman as janitor/god and Takei's film is not 12 Years a Slave, rather, it's Idiocracy where all black justices must be liberal justices and all liberal justices vote as solid bricks and without any discernible trace of judicial nuance in their opinions, so long as Takei gets what he wants. He cannot conceive a non-Democrat black justice, that is how racist Takei is. 

Enough of Newsbusters, back to Mediaiate where Takei continues explaining himself.
“My parents lost everything that they worked for, in the middle of their lives, in their 30’s. His business, my father’s business, our home, our freedom and we’re supposed to call that dignified? Marched out of our homes at gun point. I mean, this man does not belong on the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America.”
Got me, right in the heart. I see now. Parents, feels, middle of lives, feels, 30's, feels, business, feels, home, feels, freedom, feels... Takei is running his "touch" finger up and down his own chest, everything that government did, nothing about his parent's innate dignity through all that, only the shameful indignity wrought by government, the same one he looks to for license, nothing at all about justices behaving as bricks, nothing about three branches observably behaving as one single branch. None of that would disturb the likes of Takei, so long as Takei gets what Takei wants and even when Takei does get what Takei wants then Takei must still be bitter and racist.

Takei! Government did that to your family. The same government that is having its way with pretty much whatever it wishes right now because you give it power it would not have otherwise without it. You are using government and Party as bludgeon to ruin people's lives and careers to get what you want and nothing else matters to you. You have what you want apparently you're just a mean bitter little bastard. I must insist knock it off with the sophistry of purposefully conflating inherent dignity with  the indignities overarching government dishes out when people like you put so much effort in working so hard to take umbrage to twist a man's meaning, purposefully mis-comprehending, all to empower crackpots and have them in charge, four justice voting as stupid bricks adjudicating something they have no business handling. And when the position is explained to you, Takai, and Huffington Post, you purposefully argue a different language. You're all too stupid to understand what Thomas said. You will give your own innate dignity to an underserving agency.

Just STFU and enjoy your marital bliss, Racist.

Whose that girl?



She co-starred with the Duke in one of my favorite movies....I am sure you remember it.  It is in the top ten of great flicks starring the Duke. Plus she was in one of my favorite Elmore Leonard movies. You know one based on one of his books. Even though she is Latina and not black she still loved watermelons. And had a couple of her own. Sitting way up high. Way up firm and high. Right over her Chaps.

She also what Lem used to order when he went to the club with Diddy and J Lo. You see they need someone to hold the gat when Five O shows up.

Whose that girl in the gratuitous bathtub photo!

"I want to stop around 60"

Quote from Quentin Tarantino...

See if you can guess what he wants to stop around 60. Clue: Tarantino "doesn't want to be an old-man blank who doesn’t know when to leave the party."

 
 
Top voted Reddit comments at the jump...

Trigger Warning!


You always need a trigger warning when you are about to date rape Marlene Dietrich.

Usually Trigger warns you by taking a dump. I don't know why people want it so much? I mean seriously?

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

"Well Samantha I would like you to....hiicup....meet my finance. I brought her from the future. You see in 2018 the Supreme Court said we could be married.""
"Nice to meet you my dear....errr what's your name?"
"Sarah Jessica Parker."
"Yes I brought her back here to the 1960's from the future. I wan't her to meet my family. Our love can finally come out of the stable. Isn't she swell?"
"How nice. So where did you crazy kids meet."
"At the track of course."
"Naturally."

You've got mail





To: Dakota Johnson
From: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Private email account
Re: Fifty shades of Grey

Hey Dakota.

How ya doing? I would like to congratulate you on the great success of you new film. I it inspiring. Bill has seen it fifty times already.

As you might know I am running for President and I would like you on my team. Especially since you are familiar with the Fifty Shades of Grey. So I need your advice.

You see my pubes are just about fifty shades of grey and I wonder if I should dye them so I will look younger on the Campaign Trail. Sometimes it shows through my pants suits. Especially the powder blue ones that are my favorite.

So I was wondering if you could stop by my Campaign Headquarters to sneak a peak. I value you opinion. With your help we can lick this problem.

So to speak.

Toodles
Hill.

Uber is destroying Yellow Cabs and you know what...it's a good thing.

Yellow cab drivers have always been nasty arrogant scumbags. They would almost always refuse to go to Brooklyn back in the day. Sometimes when I would go down to Clinton St to catch a cab to go downtown they would refuse to take me unless I was going to Manhattan. When you hail a yellow cab it was always a crap shoot. It could be dirty and smelly. He might not have air conditioning or even refuse to turn it on. I once got a guy who just got off a plane and didn't even have a license. The last cab driver we had fell asleep on the FDR drive and I had to slap him on the back of the head to wake him up.

The Post has an article about how the Yellow Cab companies are trying to destroy Uber because it is putting them out of business.

We have been using Uber lately and it is working out great. You just use the app on your phone and they come right to you and take you to where you have to go. They charge your card and email you a receipt. You don't have to fight with the cabbie if you want to use a card instead of cash. You don't have to worry about a tip since it is included. It is cut and dried. You pay a little more but you don't have to fight about the route where the cabbie might go roundabout to run up the tab.

Uber is not without faults. They don't wait for you if you are late which we always are in one way or another. They charge you ten bucks if you don't cancel the ride. Also it costs about $10 to $20 bucks more a ride. You are paying for convenience and a clean well kept car. Also you have a record of who drove you if there is a problem or left something in the cab. You can just call the guy.

The Yellow Cabs can't compete. Also the new Green Cabs can pick up street hails in the outer boroughs so they lose that business too. The Green Cabs are usually guys who drove car service so they know the boroughs and will go anywhere.

The Yellow Cab is going the route of the horse and buggy. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of illegal immigrants.

Social media fraud exposed


 
Link to video 
 
I just heard about Belle Gibson this morning, listening to Glenn Beck radio show, where he compares her to Rachel Dolezal.

Ann Coulter defends Donald Trump

"MEDIA HIDE FACTS, CALL EVERYONE ELSE A LIAR"
When Donald Trump said something not exuberantly enthusiastic about Mexican immigrants, the media's response was to boycott him. One thing they didn't do was produce any facts showing he was wrong.

Trump said: "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems to us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."

The first thing a fact-checker would have noticed is: THE GOVERNMENT WON'T TELL US HOW MANY IMMIGRANTS ARE COMMITTING CRIMES IN AMERICA.

Wouldn't that make any person of average intelligence suspicious? Not our media. They're in on the cover-up. (read more)
Meanwhile a Cable television station has picked up Miss America pageant. NBC had dumped Miss America over the Donald's remarks about Mexican raping immigrants. Donald must have miss the memo saying the rapists are on college campus ;-)

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders draws huge crowd in Madison Wisconsin.

More at WSJ Washington Wire.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Whose that girl?


You got the first one too quickly. Plus I can't leave a photo of David Ortiz on the top of the blog all night long.

So here is a quick one.

She was a star of one of my favorite sitcoms with a great theme song. You might not remember the words but I bet you can hum the melody.

Whose that girl?

Whose your Dada!

Whose your Dada!

Why it is me!

Idi Amin Dada!

But as proud as I am of you I am even more proud of an actual son of my lions. You see the annual meeting of Dictators, Genocidal Maniacs and Bad guys was held in 1978 in Haiti. Papa Doc had us all there. Colonel Kadafy. Cinescu. Kim El Jong. Fidel. Pol Pot. Joan Rivers. They were all there.

It was a great time like it always is when the gang gets together. Colonel Kadafy shared some of his female bodyguards who really knew how guard your body. Fidel brought a bunch of cigars. Pol Pot had some great Thai food. And our host Papa Doc imported a lot of beautiful girls. Mostly from the Dominican.

No don't get me wrong. The women of Haiti are beautiful but the voodoo thing is cause for some concern. You don't want them putting a curse on your little Idi if you can avoid it. So some hot Latin mamacita's were perfect for a little fun in the sun.

The girl I met was a beautiful senorita who claimed to be a medical student who was working her way through school. But they all say that. Juanita Ortiz was so hot and we had sex all day long. It was among the best experiences I ever had. Well except for the time I met that Australian Ho in the outback and after we had sex I knocked her out and put her on a spit and…..errr….this was really great.

What I didn't know is that the little minx had conceived from my mighty Amin sperm. And we had a Son. Little David. Little David Ortiz.




My son grew up to be big and strong. Like most Dominicans he had to choose between being a drug dealer, owning a bodega or becoming a baseball player. Luckily he could hit. He had a big bat. Much like me his father. He became a star. For the Red Sox my favorite team. And the team that is the favorite of all the dictators. He made me very proud. Someday I hope he will come to visit me here in Scotland. 

We have much to discuss.

WHOSE YOUR DADA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We don't know where we are going...but I think we got there already



The people that brought you the demonstrations that resulted in two New York City police officers being murdered are at it again.

A group that titles itself "Disarm the NYPD" is having a flag burning Festival in Fort Greene Park here in Brooklyn.

Quoting the story in todays New York Post:

Organizers say the rally is a response to Charleston shooter Dylann Roof because he is a “product of a consistent pattern of state-sponsored terrorism and radicalized dehumanization in America.”
They originally intended to burn just the Confederate flag, but they’re now taking aim at the stars and stripes as well.
“The Confederate flag has long been a symbol of white supremacy, slavery, and Jim Crow,” the group wrote in a Facebook post. “However, the Confederacy lost the war, but the American flag has unceasingly, from the first day it was ever hung, represented the exact same thing.”
“Disarm” member Carlos Cabeza, 21, said the group didn’t even bother asking for a permit from the Parks Department, knowing they wouldn’t be approved.
The activists intend to set fire to a large American flag, as well as a Confederate battle flag, he said. They’re also encouraging others to bring along their own flags to burn.
“We think these flags symbolize white supremacy and racism that is embedded into the American society and culture,” Cabeza said.
So the protests that started with the Confederate Flag are now morphing into the burning and desecration of the American Flag. It is all the same to these jokers. 
If you want a full discussion by a competent law professor be sure to check out the post at Legal Insurrection. Professor Jacobson should be your go-to guy on legal questions. He is a class act.

Did you ever think about Judas?


Did you ever think about Judas?

He was Jesus good friend. One of his followers. Someone he trusted and wanted to spread the Good News. But Judas didn't really love Jesus. Well at least not enough. He just sold him out. For money.

I mean he repented later. He was sorry he did it and tried to give it back. But you can't give it back when you take those thirty pieces of silver. Once you do it you can't undo it.

On the corner of my block there is a statue of St Lucy with her eyeballs on a plate. St. Lucy wouldn't marry a pagan and give up her devotion to Jesus. She took her dowry and gave it to the poor and starving. Her bridegroom was outraged and denounced her as a Christian. When they couldn't move her to change her ways or even burn her at the stake they gouged out her eyeballs with a fork. That is why she is traditionally depicted as holding a plate with her eyeballs on it.

You will find a statue of St Lucy in most real old style Churches. She is one of the most popular and venerated saints. You know you are in a real old school Catholic church when you see St Lucy with her eyeballs on a plate.

St Lucy wasn't like Judas. She didn't take the life of ease and comfort. I mean all she had to do was deny her faith. Maybe not even that. She would just have to hide it. Hide the symbols and practices and not give witness.  You know what the Supreme Court wants us to do now. Then she would have all the riches of the world. She just had to pretend.

St Lucy was no Judas.

Are you Judas or St Lucy?