Saturday, September 3, 2016

Political Hacks and Innuendos Both Suck

Good Day World!

You can get away with saying anything these days. 

Nasty innuendos have become so commonplace it's hard to sort out the bull pucky from the the truth.

It doesn't have to be true to travel on the Internet or social media/mainstream media.

Political hacks are having a field day during this election cycle. Innuendos and accusations are flying around like a flock of buzzards. 

Look no further than our two major party candidates for president.

"Hillary Clinton has epilepsy, is autistic, and falls down repeatedly," Donald Trump and his Trumpettes claim without a shred of evidence to prove it.

It doesn't matter. Just hearing outrageous, sometimes oblique remarks about race, is enough to fan the fires of hate.

Because we have free speech in this country there's always people that want to see how far they can take that concept. There are those who want to tell lies without reprecussions.

By alluding to something such as - "I heard President Obama wasn't born in America" - you keep a lie alive. Trump has used that lie as a platform to attract hardcore Republicans since 2012.

Suggestive and disparaging innuendos should not be tolerated in any form. It's the tool of bullies and partisan hacks this year, much to the disgust of most Americans.

We must demand...
That all innuendos have to be backed up with verifiable facts.

FYI: Sexual Innuendos are a different subject altogether. Just not today's topic.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Friday, September 2, 2016

Scientists Say Little Pre-Human Superstar 'Lucy' Fell To Her Death

Good Day World!

I'm feeling a little kookie thinking about a pre-human superstar named "Lucy."

Imagine, if you will, it's the summer of 1974 in Ethiopia and a team of archaeologists have discovered a complete fossilized skeleton that's hailed as a major find. 

That skeleton of a pre-human called Australopithecines, has led to a more complete picture of those tiny human forerunners scientists have been studying for so long. 

Yes, pre-humans.

Let me tell you a little bit about Lucy. She was 3.5 feet tall and her feet were made for walking.
(Flashback: Nancy Sinatra sings "These Boots Are Made For Walkin')

Back to Lucy

She had really strong arms that could have swung her up easily into trees. Scientists sitting around at night by camp fires have long debated whether Lucy and her kind lived and foraged in trees, or spent their days on the ground.

Scientists have been studing Lucy's little skeleton since she was discovered and recently decided she was killed from falling from a great height.

Which leads me to why they called their discovery "Lucy." Are you ready for this? 

Because they were listening to the Beatles song "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" while they worked.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Election 2016: 'I wish I was in the land of cotton, old times there are not forgotten...'

"I wish I was in the land of cotton,
Old times there are not forgotten;
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie's Land!"

- Dixie Land

Good Day World!

Racists have infiltrating mainstream politics this electoral season.

The word went out when Donald Trump got nominated for president by the Republican party that it's okay to show your true colors.

Encouraged by Trump's success at race-baiting, a former Klu Klux Klan Grand Wizard, David Duke, is running for the senate with the message he will protect European Americans (code for white guys).

Republican politicians have been paving the way to racism for years now. Take Maine governor Paul LaPage for example:

"You shoot at the enemy. You try to identify the enemy. And the enemy right now, the overwhelming majority of people color or people of Hispanic origin." - 8/26/16 News conference

Then there's the emergence of the Alt-Right.

The alt-right is against political correctness and feminism. It's nationalistic, tribalist and anti-establishment. It's followers are fond of internet pranks using provocative, often grossly offensive messages to goad their enemies on both the right and the left.

And many of them are Trump supporters.

Emboldened by their success supporting Trump, the alt-right believers have been crawling out from beneath their hiding places in droves.

Although the alt-right has no official ideology most sources connect it to white nationalism, anti-semitism, right-wing populism, and nativism.

Take a look at the Old Confederacy states. They're now the Neo Confederacy (Red States). 

In the news: US Election: Racist trolling for reporting on Trump

Another recommended read: Trump, Clinton and Racisim in American Politics

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

What a Life! We've been Married for 42 Years Today!

Good Day World!

My wife, Shirley, and I, are celebrating our 42nd anniversary today!

It's one of the biggest accomplishments of my life. I made a lot of mistakes in my life, but I did manage to do something right:

Living with Shirley, my soul mate, has been a wonderful roller coaster of experiences. Her limitless capacity for love has always charmed me and guided me. She's taught me so much about love - something I once didn't think I was capable of.

I don't have a bucket list. As long as Shirley is at my side, I want for nothing. 

And you, dear reader, I hope you have someone in your life that fulfills your soul, and showers you with love too.

No post tomorrow (still celebrating) - Thursday September 1st - I'll be back on Friday September 2nd

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

That 'Wag' Anthony Weiner Is Back In Town Chasing A Trumpette

Good Day World!

The "wag" is back in town.

You may remember him as Congressman Anthony Weiner.

He was the guy who resigned from Congress in 2011 after he got caught "wagging" his weiner in a sexting scandal.

Let it never be said that this guy doesn't have balls.

After he got caught the first time he claimed that he underwent therapy and ran for mayor of New York in 2013. The funny thing is New Yorkers seemed to be ready to give him a second chance.

That campaign collapsed when it was revealed that the wag was at it again and was sexting under the pseudonym "Carlos Danger."

The fallout from both scandals was juicy enough to make a documentary film called "Weiner."

Throughout the scandals his wife, Huma Abedin (Hillary Clinton's closest aide) stood by him, up until now. But she's fed up after reports came out that he was up to his old weiner wagging ways.

The woman who Weiner was sexting is a Trump follower. I mention this because Trump was quick to come out and condemn the wag that he once donated money to when Weiner was running for Congress.

A perfectly absurd scandal all the way around. I don't think the wag will be getting back into public service ever again. Which begs the question; what will he do to make a living?

I've got a suggestion that I suspect Weiner would like. 

The Oscar Mayer Company has a fleet of eight active Weinermobiles that tour the country. And, from what I hear, they're always looking for drivers!

Reality TV anyone?


Trump Has Donated to Weiner's Political Campaigns

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Monday, August 29, 2016

After 65 Years I Still Haven't Figured Out What I Want to Be

Good Day World!

Growing up, I thought I wanted to be Davy Crockett. Then Wyatt Earp. Then John Wayne.

Each new idol only lasted a short time before I was moving on in search of another. Audie Murphy. Elliot Ness. 

(Pssstttt...I always wanted to play for the LA Lakers)

The names came and went throughout my busy childhood like borders in a hotel.

My desire to grow up and "be something" wasn't overwhelming. I really didn't like to think about the prospect of having to work regularly at anything. Okay, I was lazy.

In grade school teachers would ask students what they wanted to be. I always went out of my way to come up with some shocking the delight of the class.

"What do you want to be Davy?" my third-grade teacher once asked.
"A grave digger," I replied, while keeping a straight face.

The class broke out into peals of laughter as my teacher tried to gage if I was serious or not. Hell, for all she knew my dad was a grave digger.

I use to love to play with my little plastic Army men in the backyard. I'd dig little foxholes and set them up for hours, while my fevered brain imagined being a hero in a battle.

Perhaps when I walked into an army recruiter's office in 1969, I was still that little kid who thought war was glorious. There was no reasoning for what I did. Maybe I was bored and wanted to see the world.

It didn't take long to know that I didn't want to be in the Army. But it was too late. They sent me to Vietnam. Somehow  I survived.

I was given an honorable discharge (Tricky Dick's signature was on it) in 1971. Believe me when I say I had no idea of what I wanted to be (or do) back then.

Became a newspaper man in the following years. An editor, and a publisher. After two decades my PTSD got the better of me. Haven't been able to work since.

I just can't figure out who I want to be. Someone famous? Someone known for their good heart? What will my grandchildren and their children remember about me?

Still looking for a title, and I suspect I always will be. I ponder my legacy daily, and let my natural curiousity be my guide. Research and share.

For now, I'm a junkyard dog digging through books and the internet. Sniffing out stories and facts like a good bloodhound.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Memo To Colin Kaepernick: Play Politics On Your Own Time, It's Time To Play Football!

Good Day World!

Word to 49ers fans; your quarterback Colin Kaepernick sucks!

Instead of concentrating on holding his job as his stock diminishes, Kaepernick has decided to play politics in what should be a no-politic zone - football.

I'm sick and tired of rich athletes protesting about shit. They get paid more money than the majority of Americans and the least they can do is separate football (or any other sport) from political rhetoric and grandstanding.

Get this straight Kaepernik; I watch football to have a good time. All the rest of the world's bullshit is stacked outside the door for another time.

So, don't sit your politically correct ass down every game this season. Stand up for the National Anthem. You don't have to sing along or anything, just stand so controversy doesn't ruin America's favorite sport.

Keep your world view to yourself. I don't care. You want to be an activist? That's fine. Do it on your own time.

I'm not watching the 49er's play this season to join a parade of Black Lives Matters activists. Just do what your paid for. 

Your sorry ass will eventually be benched anyway, because you are a crappy quarterback! 

Until then, I'll be watching the new LA Rams make history.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Saturday, August 27, 2016

How An Accused Sexual Predator Is Getting Away With Creating Worldwide Chaos

Good Day World!

I know it's been said before, but truth can be stranger than fiction.

For example:

There's an accused rapist/sexual predator hiding out in an Ecuadorian embassy in downtown London, who has devoted his life to creating worldwide chaos.

Sweden has been trying to extradite Julian Assange for questioning about rape allegations and sexual molestation (2 counts) since 2010. His accusers are still waiting for justice.

Meanwhile Assange (a criminal hacker who has been convicted on 25 charges in 1996) has gone on a tear, releasing hacked data from countries worldwide and creating chaos.

This year he's trying to upset our presidential elections by releasing anything he can find about Hillary Clinton. While he hasn't publicly admitted it, Assange is a Trump supporter because Trump represents chaos.

Perhaps most known for creating Wikileaks in 2006, Assange has developed a cult following. 

Even his biggest supporters however, like Glenn Greenwald, are starting to distance themselves from him because of all the innocent people who have been swept up in his mass data releases.

Think about that for a moment. The world is trembling because a hacker/sexual predator/anarchist wants to create chaos in the name of transparency (his version).

Fiction doesn't get any stranger than that. If this was a movie, I suspect it would be a blockbuster.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Friday, August 26, 2016

Now Tell Me, 'Why Do You Watch Fox News Again?'

Good Day World!

If you follow Fox News I'd like to ask you a few questions.

Is that okay?

Me: Why do you watch Fox News?
Follower: For fair and balanced news coverage.
Me: I see. Like Sean Hannity?
Follower: Yeah.
Me: Here's the latest in Fox News embarrassment about Sean Hannity.

Me: What do you like about Fox News?
Follower: It's family values.
Me: Oh, I see. What about former Fox news host Andrea Tantaros?
Follower: What about her?
Me: She's sueing former network chief Roger Ailes and other top executives for sexual harassment - a poor reflection on family values don't you think?
Follower: I didn't hear about that. Are you sure that's true?
Me: Go to a real news channel and you'll see. You might even pick up a newspaper.

Me: What do you think about Global Warming?
Follower: It's a liberal hoax.
Me: A Standford University study has found "more exposure to Fox News was associated with more rejection of many mainstream scientists' claims about global warming, and with less trust for scientists."
Follower: I don't trust scientists' because they're all liberals.
Me: All of them? Climatologists and scientists?
Follower: No doubt about it. Fox says it's so.
Me: Okay. Thanks for stopping by.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Chicago (And America) Is Losing The War Against Domestic Terrorists

Good Day World!

Things weren't this bad in Chicago since Al Capone ruled the roost there.

Just last weekend there was a 14-hour stretch of violence that left one person shot in the city every 33 minutes, according to the Chicago Tribune. The total count for the weekend; 4 killed, and 35 wounded.

Regardless of Donald Trump's crazy claim to end the violence in one week by letting police get "tougher" on crime, it isn't going to happen.

Consider: There's one hundred gangs (aka domestic terrorists) in Chicago. If that isn't reason enough to be worried, things have gotten considerably worse in the last year.

Some startling statistics according to Chicago police:

* There's been more than 2000 shooting incidents so far this year - a 48 percent increase over the same period last year and a 73 percent spike from the same period two years ago.

* Killings in Chicago have shot up more than 300 percent compared with this time last year.

What's happening in Chicago? National headlines faithfully give regular body counts. It reminds me of Vietnam. That's about all the recognition the dire situation in Chicago seems to warrant however.

Americans are obsessed with foreign terrorists. Meanwhile we turn a blind eye on our domestic terrorists. Americans are being shot down like cattle in Chicago every week (and across the nation) and people are worrying about ISIS.

Maybe we ought to start worrying about what's actually happening here in America.

There's no national headlines about sucesses in fighting the gangs because Chicago is losing the war.

It's like the rest of America has turned it's back on a major city that has become more dangerous than a third world country at war.

Chicago isn't the only city in America that has domestic terrorists (aka gangs). There's over 33,000 gangs and an estimated 1.5 million gangbangers roaming the cities and rural areas.

If we want to make America safe again then we better take it back from the domestic terrorists who are threatening our lives daily.

That calls for a detailed plan of action.

10 of the most lethal gangs in America

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Foundation Firmed Up For Future Fibbers Running For President of The United States

Good Day World!

American politics have been reduced to a walk through the Valley of Lies.

You better get use to liars, because that's all we're ever going to elect as President of the United States from now on.

Two world-class liars contending for the White House this election are the foundation for a future of fibbers who are judged on the volume of lies they tell, as opposed to their lying opponent.

Outright lies have been outed this year, but they're being overlooked as partisans stick to their party brands. With the help of social media those lies are repeated so often that they become reality in some people's minds.

The point is, lies won't stop our future presidential candidates from being elected. Once upon a time it wasn't like this. 

One reason why is that every minute detail of a person's life is under incredible scrutiny from multiple sources...and who hasn't lied at one time or another in their life?

Americans know a liar is going to be the next president. We have settled for what the parties have given us, and sunken into the slim of hateful rhetoric that will decide this race.

Is there a politican somewhere in America that hasn't lied? I don't know.

I do know that it's going to be virtually impossible to find a candidate to run for the presidency who hasn't publicly, or privately, lied about something.

Sadly, I can't see this trend reversing itself. I do think however we should make a title change for our new president - Liar-In-Chief.

What do you think?

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Back In The Public Eye: Ben Carson Pushes Hydroxychloroquine

The man who once said the Pyramids were built to store grain is back in the limelight with another ridiculous  claim: Hydroxychloroquine s...