Monday, November 28, 2016

The Armor of Achilles

According to legend, Achilles’ mother Thetis begged the god Hephaestus to provide replacement armor for her son before he was to fight Hector at Troy. In response, the god gave her the finest armor ever made, including a magnificent shield, which was said to be impregnable except for the feet which were not protected by armor back in those days.

The shield in particular was said to have been of immaculate quality and was described by Homer himself as “a round shield depicting the earth, the sea, the sky, the sun and the moon, the constellations, and several images of farming, dancing, and harvesting”. Achilles' armor was the object of a feud between Odysseus and Telamonian Ajax (Ajax the greater). They competed for it by giving speeches to their Trojan prisoners on who was the bravest. The men came to a consensus in favor of Odysseus. Furious, Ajax cursed Odysseus, which earned the ire of Athena.

Athena made Ajax so mad with grief and anguish that he began killing sheep, thinking they were his comrades. When Athena lifted his madness, Ajax was left so ashamed that he committed suicide.

Odysseus eventually gave the armor to Neoptolemus, the son of Achilles. The armor was kept by him until his death when it was lost to antiquity.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Plato and the Logos

Logos is the Greek term translated as “word,” “speech,” “principle,” or “thought.” In Greek philosophy, it also referred to a universal, divine reason or the mind of God.

Plato suggested that beyond our perceived reality exists a world of “perfect” forms. That is, whatever you see is suggestive of some idea that already exists. Everything we see is just a shade, an imitation of how things truly are. To learn more about these ideas, read about Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, which is a sort of the ‘Matrix‘ in its ancient version.

So, by studying philosophy, Plato said, we have a chance of catching a glimpse of how things truly are and discovering the perfect forms of everything we perceive. As you can see, the notion that we all live in a massive illusion has been around for a long time.

In addition to Plato's belief in perfect "forms," being a monist, he believed everything was derived from a single substance. This means (according to Plato) that everything – from stars in the sky to the dust under your bed – consists of the same basic material, but in different forms (there's that word again). Considering the existence of atoms and molecules and subatomic particles, as well as string theory, Plato may have been on mark.

Happy Thanksgiving

This is the same photo I used last year to convey my Thanksgiving wishes to the public at large. Cats & dogs, Indians & pilgrims. I forget why I thought it was so funny. Anyway, another year passed and it's time to put up with the family for a few hours. Many people are foregoing the family meal this year because Democrats are still too angry about President Trump being elected over Hateful Hillary. Well, those folks are poor losers and truth is, there's not much they can do about it. Foment revolution, I guess, but they've been doing that in any case.

I'd like to think that this year's Thanksgiving will serve to begin unification of a country fragmented by progressive politics. I would suggest that if you don't like your president, then you may move to someplace where you would like the president. Perhaps Germany. Angela Merkel might be more to your liking. Can you speak German? Wie geht's? Maybe you would like Mexico or Canada. They are right next door and spoken English is fairly common.

This year, I'm going to cook a turkey roll for myself and the cats. In addition, I'll have some reconstituted potatoes and dressing (ah, I forgot the dressing). Add a can of green beans and a raspberry lemonade and life is good. I hope your day works out for you and that all those parents and grandparents with the screaming kids get to take a nap this afternoon during the ball game.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Fake News

Man, it is so nice to not see Hillary Clinton on the news, although the Democrats are still trying to negate the results of the 2016 presidential election, if you can believe it. It has become obvious (it did some while back) that the Democrats will not allow losing, if they can do anything about it. They want to change the results of a lawfully held election just because they lost.

Simultaneously in the news are items about how it has been "discovered" that fake news is being released in bundled news and fed to Americans. The fake news may say something totally outrageous or it may be just another straw man argument for hating Trump. In any case, people like Mark Zuckerburg say they are going to fight this new source of creeping propaganda -- although it is people like Zuckerburg who made it happen in the first place. These rich techno types are in the bag with the Obama Administration and the globalists.

What fake news, you might ask? Well, the stuff I started spotting a couple of years ago I traced back to one of George Soros' news organizations. At the time, I could not determine who owned the so-called news services but it has come to light since that it was Soros' money. It starts out as click bait, something provocative to catch your interest and so you follow the link to a story about, well, anything -- it's not just politics although recently a lot of it has been like those you see for the Ten Sexiast women Alive. Within the articles are blatant lies. The truth is, if you have to ask, then you are so far out of the information loop that chances are you are not going to accept it because you didn't see it on the evening news. You are one of them. You think the old Drifter is mad as a hatter, but you like to surf in and see what the latest revelation is about anyway, don't ya?

It's about fake news. We were awash in fake news and propaganda during this year's election cycle. The stories were accessed through legitimate web sites, news sites and social platforms. Why do "they" want us to read their fake news? It's the same answer as to why they want us to vote for Hillary -- it is so they will be in power.

They lie to us over and over again. They continue to restrict our freedom and tax us all the more while they get rich on our backs and "control the narrative." Truth has been a casualty. Even among scientists these days, the truth goes to the highest bidder. For clarification, simply look at the ongoing argument over climate change, or global warming, or whatever the communists are calling it this week.

On the other hand, there is a sense of justification. I was right and the whole lot of them were wrong. If you voted for Hillary, chances are you have issues. Like, you drink too much, or take drugs to control your mood swings, and maybe it was like Tom Hanks says and Jesus and Mary were actually husband and wife and escaped to France after He survived the Crucifixion. That's the kind of crazy shit Democrats and Progressives like to foist on the public. They would rather have you on your knees before Obama than on your knees at church.

In any case, once again, I was right and they were wrong. Trump is the next president and that ain't no fake news!

On a last comment about the fake news stories -- the establishment will use it to claim more power over what can and cannot be released for public news consumption. Mark my word for it. You heard it first here. Bloggers beware.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Arrival Review

I downloaded a webcam of the new sci-fi movie, Arrival, yesterday and watched it last night. It was not so good. Entertaining but full of movie moments we've already experienced, like the giant alien spacecraft mysteriously standing on its end lending an impossible, awe-inspiring appearance to its arrival. I said its arrival but there are twelve of these enormous UFOs that spread themselves around the globe and wait for the humans to learn their language.

Al right, I have to admit webcams are not so hot and a lot of the time you can't really tell what is going on or what the actors are saying but you get a general sense of what is happening. What I picked up was not good. Apparently, the point of the movie was that aliens want us to cooperate with one another in order to be better stewards of the planet. In other words, Arrival turns out to be a propaganda piece for the New World Order and the climate change crowd. The message of the movie was that if we don't all become communists and share our oatmeal, then we're all going to die because of competition, shortage of resources, and all the rest of that sort of dismal futuristic speculation.

And so the movie Arrival moves along at a snail's pace with flashbacks and a back story that spins off into unreality. The main character is a female linguist trying learn the aliens' language. She is played by Amy Adams, an Amy Shumer lookalike and assisted by Jeremy Renner (who?) and Forest Whitaker.

I'll give this one a 1/2 thumbs up. If you get stoned before you watch it, I'm sure it will be more entertaining. IDMB gives this one an 8.5 out of 10 which is about as good as it gets at IDMB but the score is way off the mark. Does this movie suck? Why, yes, it does. Don't waste your time.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

McGregor Knocks Out Alvarez

On Saturday night in Madison Square Garden, theUFC promotion company brought cage fighting to New York. By the looks of the turn-out, New Yorkers were happy with the results. The premier fight of the evening was Conor McGregor, rambunctious Irishman and the featherweight UFC champion, against Eddie Alvarez, the UFC lightweight champion. McGregor won the bout with a knockout in the second round and becomes the first fighter to hold championship belts in two different UFC divisions at the same time.

Only fight novices and the noticeably effete would fail to recognize the significance of an outstanding athletic accom-plishment. The UFC is a tough place to make a living but McGregor seems to have taken both the UFC and the sport of mixed martial arts by storm.

The first UFC promotion was held in Denver in 1993. I was working in Denver as a technical writer for US West and met the fighters at Gold's gym in downtown Denver. Bill Wallace and other martial arts notables attended, the press came in and took pictures, and I got free tickets and when Friday came around, I went to the arena and watched the fights.

UFC 1 used an eight-man tournament format which means to win, you have to fight three times. The winner, Royce Gracie, the Brazialian Ju-Jitsu legend, took home $50,000. By the looks of things, he was pretty beat up at the end. The tournament featured fights with no weight classes, rounds, time-outs, or judges. There were only two rules: no biting or eye gouging. Do it and get fined $1,500. Punches to the groin were perfectly fine though. Matches could only end by submission, knockout, or the fighter's corner throwing in the towel. Gloves were allowed, as Art Jimmerson showed in his Quarterfinal bout against Royce Gracie, in which he fought with one boxing glove and one hand free. Had he won, he would have been seen as a great martial arts innovator. Alas, he did not.

Royce Gracie won the tournament by defeating Gerard Gordeau via submission due to a rear naked choke. The commentary team for the pay-per-view was Bill Wallace, Jim Brown (yes, the football guy), and Kathy Long.

That was at the McNichols Sports Arena, on November 12, 1993. UFC stands for Ultimate Fighting Championship. The organization is not owned by the original folks anymore, but the name is still hokey. IMHO.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

He Won!

Trump won. Call him President Trump now, I guess. It is indeed a sweet victory and I certainly hope what happens next is that the slide into tyranny and socialism is stopped cold.

We will finally get some answers on many of the staged incidents around the country and don't forget that Trump promised to reveal who really pulled off 9/11. As if we don't know by now, anyway.

What will happen to those in office who we know have committed crimes? What about treason? Obama will pardon many on the way out but he can't pardon those who haven't been convicted. The country needs to track down the traitors, including crooked Attorney Generals, State Department murderers, those on the take, those who have sold favors to foreign countries and those who have gotten rich off the backs of the American tax-payer.

Trump also said he would make the terrorists stop attacking if elected. You know how and why? Because he knows ISIS is a US proxy, that's why. It's time my readers began to accept that fact and do the right thing which is to petition the government for peace. That war in the desert against Assad in Syria? It needs to stop.

Investigate Sandy Hook and Aurora and San Bernadino and the rest of those so-called mass shootings. Bring the actors to justice, if they can be found. That includes Gabby Giffords and her husband.

Why were the polls so wrong? Because the DNC and the media colluded. That needs to be fixed. The mainstream media needs to be called into account. George Soros also needs to be called into account for messing with American politics. Will Hillary go to jail for her crimes? Perhaps share a cell with Bill? If you didn't see this coming, isn't that something of a hint that your perspective on America and how things work is skewed? Maybe it's time to change something in your outlook.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Don’t Feel Bad for The American People Because They Deserve This Election

by Dr. Bones (guest poster)

“My rent gets paid with no hassle and I have a lot of time to hunt, get drunk, and raise as much hell as I want to. But I couldn’t do any of this if all I did was boom around on a bike and get in arguments with cops. It’s amazing how much you can get away with if you don’t go out of your way to cause trouble…”- Hunter S. Thompson

I didn’t bother watching the debate because it doesn’t fucking matter.

But it’s better than that, because I have watched the media hacks literally fall over themselves to keep the illusion up that we have “free and fair” elections in this country. We live in an age where the Daily Show attempts(terribly might I add) to poke fun at Wikileaks, where CNN tells viewers it’s “illegal” to read the truth about their government, and evenBruce Springsteen gets wheeled out to try to convince people that this country isn’t a rigged, bullshit puppet show.

Does anybody else remember the primaries? I covered how this bullshit was so fixed North Korea even started to blush yet the talking heads and literally tons of news outlets can’t be bothered to do any digging.

Here’s something you can find on page 1 of a google search:

A recent study by Stanford University proved that Hillary Clinton’s campaign rigged the system to steal the nomination from Bernie Sanders.

Any shouts from ex-Berners? From Democrats? No.

It gets better:

POLITICO profiled a Princeton professor — who has demonstrated how the electronic voting machines that are most widely used can be hacked in five minutes or less! Robert Fitrakis Professor of Political Science in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at Columbus State Community College has written a must-read book on the strip and flip technique used to rig these machines. Professor Fitrakis is a Green Party activist.

A computer hacker showed CBS how to vote multiple times using a simple$15.00 electronic device.

We kind of expect this from reporters. They need to keep this thing going. The Republicans, the Democrats, every fucking news agency with a cozy little journo that gets to sit in that nice little press room and ask softball questions to powerful people depends on this charade because their fucking money does too.

I’ve made that point. But tonight is something different.

Because while there are those of you who have a shock-proof bullshit detector the vast majority of these Mole Rats are actually playing along. The people themselves aren’t being fooled. They’ve chosen this. I’ve argued with Democrats and received empty stares when it comes to war with Russia, I’ve screamed at Republicans and gotten empty coughs when it comes to police violence, and when I talk to Greens and Libertarians they legitimately seemed confused that someone could play politics outside the ballot box.

You know what’s the real story about this last debate? That people could claim Wikileaks was the arm of a foreign fucking government and not be called out on it. That an entire crowd of real-live human beings could hear those words and not throw chairs at the two shitbuckets being paraded in front of them.

But hey, fuck it. Some old dude who’s a “rocker” assures me this election thing is a-okay. Better yet somebody with a fucking JOURNALISM DEGREE found his opinion much more worthwhile to report on than…..oh I don’t know, a FORMER FUCKING PRESIDENT:

“Now it’s just an oligarchy, with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president or to elect the president. And the same thing applies to governors, and U.S. senators and congress members.” – Jimmy Carter

The sheer amount of shit being dumped down the throats of the American populace should inspire any human with blood still pumping through their veins to take flamethrowers to every government building and start hanging people from streetlights with their own intestines.

And yet….we don’t. The American people will line up on election day, just as they have every one before that, and take part in a grand collective illusion that they are helping guide history. They will smile as they are handed small stickers that say “I voted” and for the next 12 hours they’ll become amateur civics professors even though a hilarious amount of them don’t really know what the fuck their voting for anyway.

All those cool movies and ideologies assure us that if we just jam “the truth” into enough people’s faces they’ll suddenly wake up, detach, and reach some political Nirvana as if thousands of years of slavery are all just some big misunderstanding. That moment came and went with this election. What did “the people,” that weird herd everyone from Libertarians to Communists look to court do?

They go about their daily lives. But are they innocent? They aren’t oblivious, they’ve smelled something foul but for them it’s just too much trouble. They will serve, even gleefully so, as long as they get a big show every four years that makes them feel like they matter.

The Bourgeoisie, the powerful, know this. They exploit it. People are patting themselves on the back, calling it a victory that Bernie Sanders MIGHT run the Senate Budget Committee, while the US Army is predicting a future like THIS:

But hey, if we just get enough third-party candidates in office those megacity hellscapes will have SOLAR PANELS! VICTORY FOR THE PROLETARIAT!

How much more can be said here? This mindset is endemic to the American condition. It’s what keeps them voting, keeps them peaceful, and keeps them binge watching instead of reading. And millions of people are totally fine with that.

My Father, a Vietnam Vet, can somehow still know the Gulf of Tonkin was planned by his own government and that his friends died for nothing, yet get pissed if someone doesn’t stand for the pledge. He salutes the flag that sent his friends to die in a swamp. He loves the same Navy that fucked his back up and lied about his injuries.

Do you know how many countless nights I’ve needed to scream into the Florida air out of sheer frustration with my entire species? How many bottles and cans have been necessary medicine to confront a world where the slaves on the goddamned plantation can’t be bothered to lift a hand to free themselves because “the devil you know is better than the one you don’t?”

Fine. Let them have their presidents, let them play pretend in their elections. The people will choose servitude every fucking time as long as it comes with an xbox and an internet connection. Why are we fighting for them? Why get upset? It’s like wildebeest being attacked by crocodiles: they all know what will happen every year at the river yet still they cross anyway. Every one just hopes it isn’t them that has to die.

How long have we watched the bulk of humanity endlessly resign itself to servitude while we have struggled towards the light? How many more years do we need to suffer, endlessly waiting on a species so domesticated it pisses on command instead of demanding mastery of it’s own fate?

Remember that Wilhelm Reich wrote the following words while he was in the United States:

“You plead for happiness in life, but security means more to you, even if it costs you your backbone or wrecks your whole life. Since you have never learned to seize upon happiness, to enjoy it and safeguard it, you lack the courage and integrity. Shall I tell you, little man, what kind of man you are? You listen to commercials on the radio, advertisements for laxatives, toothpaste, shoe polish, deodorants, and so on. But you are unaware of the abysmal stupidity, the abominable bad taste of the siren’s tones calculated to catch your ear. Have you ever listened closely to a nightclub entertainer’s jokes about you? About you, about himself, and your whole wretched world. Listen to your advertisements for better bowel movements and learn who and what you are.”

Wretched indeed. Maybe war with Russia will be a good thing, a chance to bleed out a violent nation of savages more concerned with the next episode of Game of Thrones than the crimes committed in the name of their “freedom.” The depravity of the American people isn’t anything new but maybe the question of just how an individual is supposed to live among them is. Buy guns, cast spells, and move far 0ff into the swamp to start a tribe of Neo-Seminole Hyenas. Make raids on civilized identities and sell them on the Dark Web. Innocent? Who’s innocent nowadays? Justice, good, right, all these things are empty words that have been pumped like old whores. Stop complaining and start getting even….

Egads? Did I write that? The Everclear must have gotten ahold of me. Pay no attention to the man behind the mirror, vote in your local elections, and even consider running for office. Things aren’t that bad after all, and at least we know we’re free.

Yes, freedom. The country is good because it is great, so I too am good when I serve it. Let the empire of mediocrity rule for 10,000 years. Why rock the boat?

Why indeed? See you in the swamps…

“Do Not Resist”: The Police Militarization Documentary

by Ryan Devereaux

On a sunny afternoon last summer, Craig Atkinson, a New York City-based filmmaker, stood in a front yard in South Carolina surrounded by several heavily armed police officers.

The officers, members of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department tactical team, were descending on a modest one-story house looking for drugs and guns. The team smashed through the windows of the home with iron pikes, then stormed the front door with rifles raised.

Inside, they found a terrified family of four, including an infant. As the family members were pulled outside, Atkinson’s camera captured a scene that plays out with startling regularity in cities and towns across the country, one of many included in his new documentary, “Do Not Resist,” an examination of police militarization in the United States.

The police begin rooting through the trash. “Where the fuck is the weed?” one officer asks, as the team ransacks a car parked in the driveway. “Boy that was sweet,” another says, commenting on the speed of the raid. One officer finds a backpack, which yields a bit of marijuana — it’s not enough to roll a joint, but it’s something.

The officer in charge questions the owner of the backpack, a young African-American man. In a conversation captured on Atkinson’s microphone, the young man, a local community college student, tells the officer he runs a small landscaping business.

Knowing he’s being taken into custody, with his hands cuffed in front of him, he asks the officer for a favor: Can he remove the $876 in his pocket set aside for new lawn-care equipment and give it to one of his employees to go to the hardware store?

Instead of handing the cash to the arrestee’s co-worker, the tactical team seizes the money.

“I never one time said you’re a bad person,” the officer tells the young man before he’s led off. “I just have a job to do, and you happen to be in the middle of it.”

The pernicious practice of civil asset forfeiture, which allows law enforcement to grab cash or property during the course of raids, then requires people to prove the assets were not related to criminal activity in order to get them back — and allows police to keep the assets if they fail to do so — has been well documented.

What’s less common is to see one of those interactions play out on camera. Capturing those kinds of moments is what “Do Not Resist” is all about.

Atkinson’s directorial debut has already taken home this year’s prize for best documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival and is currently making the rounds in select cities around the country. Radley Balko, author of “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces,” has called the film “terrifying,” “powerful,” and “important.”

Based on substantial on-the-ground reporting, “Do Not Resist” is both unsettling to watch and necessary to see. The film begins in Ferguson, Missouri, on a rainy night of protest in August 2014 that erupted into a melee of tear gas and screaming. It then quickly moves to a seminar with Dave Grossman, a law enforcement guru who gives trainings on lethal force and the application of a warrior mentality in the name of the law.

“The policeman is the man of the city,” Grossman begins, before explaining that cops he’s spoken to routinely describe their first on-the-job kill as a prelude to the best sex of their lives. “Both partners are very invested in some very intense sex,” Grossman says. “There’s not a whole lot of perks that come with this job. You find one, relax and enjoy it.”

Grossman believes that a violent reckoning between law enforcement and critics of police militarization is fast approaching. “We are at war,” Grossman tells the crowd, “and you are the front-line troops in this war.”

The language reflects a theme that runs throughout “Do Not Resist.”

Atkinson began the project three years ago in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. The images of armored cars and commando cops in the streets resonated for him on a personal level. Atkinson’s father spent 29 years as a police officer outside Detroit — 13 of them on a SWAT team, where he held the rank of commander. Atkinson and his brother would take part in their dad’s training, playing the part of hostages when they were little and mock shooters when they were big enough to handle weapons.

Watching the footage from Boston, it was obvious to Atkinson that something profound had shifted since his dad’s days on the force. He set out to create a film that would capture that shift. The “Do Not Resist” crew attended expos and trade shows, community meetings and federal hearings, training seminars and SWAT contests. All told, the team traveled to 19 states, went on roughly 20 police ride-a-longs, observed half a dozen raids, and interacted with hundreds of police officers.

The hope was to be on-hand for an incident in which a SWAT team’s use of heavy weapons would be unquestionably warranted. “I thought the whole time I would be able to show something that would kind of reflect the entire scope of what a SWAT officer might go through sometimes, where you actually do need the equipment,” Atkinson explained.

Instead, the filmmaker repeatedly found himself watching police with military-grade weaponry executing dubious search warrants. The frequency of the raids was particularly shocking, with one of the officers in the film claiming his team does 200 such operations a year. By comparison, Atkinson notes, his father performed a total of 29 search warrant raids over his entire 13 years in SWAT — according to some estimates, SWAT teams now carry out between 50,000 to 80,000 raids across the country annually.

“The search warrants, we’re told, are always used for massive drug dealers and kingpins, and then we run in these homes and we never found anything,” Atkinson said.

Beyond the day-to-day breaking down of doors, “Do Not Resist” explores the growing role of private surveillance companies in local policing, and law enforcement’s thirst for technology that can predict crimes before they happen.

An analyst inspects video feeds of a wide-scale aerial surveillance system being utilized by local police departments.

The film highlights Persistence Surveillance Systems, a company offering low-cost aerial surveillance honed in Fallujah to domestic law enforcement. “We’re not out to watch the whole world, just all the world that’s got crime,” Ross McNutt, the president of the company, insists.

“That’s the next wave in the militarization of police,” Atkinson told The Intercept in an interview. “What we found was a whole slew of retired military officers now in the private sector now selling the exact same surveillance technology that they just got back from Iraq and Afghanistan with to local law enforcement for small money on the dollar.”

The intent of “Do Not Resist,” Atkinson said, is to provide a glimpse inside the realities of American policing, challenge the policing-for-profit model that has caused departments in economically depressed communities to treat their citizens as walking ATM machines, call out a warrior culture that divides law enforcement from the public they’re sworn to serve, and flag the dangers of war-zone technologies being applied domestically.

For the most part, the reaction from law enforcement has been positive, Atkinson said.

“I’ve had a lot of law enforcement really respond well to the film and say that it reflects these issues that a lot of them have been working on themselves,” he said.

As for his father, Atkinson said, watching the film stirs up uncomfortable feelings.

“His major reaction was just disappointment in seeing how far the mission creep had actually gone,” he said. “It’s obviously disappointing to see something that you were dedicating your life to so completely, evolve into something that you would never want to be a part of.”

Sunday, November 6, 2016


Original Saturday Night Live cast. Can you name them?

The Sunday Edition (.027)

Welcome to what is likely be the last edition of the Sunday Edition. We are down to the wire with the US presidential election with two days to go. Vote "Progressive" at your own risk and check your vote before leaving the polling place. Machines are changing votes at scattered locations throughout the country. I was nearly prevented from voting because my address said road instead of street. I had never noticed before.

I am a student of history so I can say while this has been a contested race, others have been hotter. However, the results have never been more in question and the future of freedom is at stake -- and I don't mean the freedom to destroy a system of government that was made for the individual, not the state. It may be too late. The corrupt may be too far gone. The other side has been exposed over and over as liars and cheaters willing to do anything to win the presidential election, including fixing voting machines, buying votes, voting as dead people, non-citizen voting, and on it goes. Democrat leadership is sick and corrupt and fosters a culture of immorality. The elections themselves are a good case in point.

• Obama is actually urging illegal immigrants to vote. Remember when we suggested this was what would happen, the Democrats assured us it was not the case. The plan all along was to flood the country with illegal voters, use them to pad the liberal voter rolls and stress the welfare system. Goal accomplished.

Bored and sleepy, waiting for Happy Hour.
• The FBI is investigating Hillary Clinton for a "pay for play" criminal indictment against her collusion with foreign governments, private industry, and even US government officials. It is likely to result in connections to both the White House and the DNC. Massive corruption resulting in a corrupted system. Treason at the highest levels.

• After 108 years, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series again. The question on everyone's mind, of course, is, was it rigged? After all, it was Chicago.

• If Hillary Clinton’s expansionist immigration policies were put into effect, the U.S. Muslim population could exceed France’s current Muslim population by the end of a President Clinton’s second term, according to data from Pew Research and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The Muslim population of France is reportedly 4.7 million and the current U.S. Muslim population is roughly 3.3 million, according to estimates from the Pew Research Center.

Based on the most recent DHS data available, the U.S. permanently resettled roughly 149,000 migrants from predominantly Muslim countries on green cards in 2014. Yet Clinton has indicated that if she were elected president, she would expand Muslim migration by admitting an additional 65,000 Syrian refugees during the course of a single fiscal year. Clinton has made no indication that she would limit her proposed Syrian refugee program to one year.

Give me your tired, your poor,
huddled masses yearning to be free...
Adding Clinton’s 65,000 Syrian refugees to the approximately 149,000 Muslim migrants the U.S. resettled on green cards in the course of one year means that Clinton could permanently resettle roughly 214,000 Muslim migrants in her first year as president. If Clinton were to continue her Syrian refugee program throughout her presidency, she could potentially resettle roughly 1.7 million Muslim migrants during her first two terms.

These projections suggest that after seven years of a Hillary Clinton presidency, the U.S. could have a Muslim population that is larger than France’s current Muslim population of 4.7 million.

• Sir David Attenborough, the veteran broadcaster and climate change alarmist, has attacked the involvement of voters in politics beyond elections, suggesting the only way to stop Donald Trump is to “shoot him” and that complex political questions like Brexit should be blocked by “wiser” politicians.

Condemning Mr. Trump’s climate-scepticism, Sir David asked: “Do we [foreigners] have any control or influence over the American election? Of course we don’t. We could shoot him… it’s not a bad idea.”

Whilst the Radio Times journalist conducting the interview suggested it was a joke met with “giggles”, such violent rhetoric from this liberal establishment figure and cultural icon may bbe seen as hypocritical.

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Furthermore, Sir David went on to explain that he was deadly serious about his desire to block popular, elected individuals and decisions via undemocratic means.

“There’s confusion, isn’t there, between populism and parliamentary democracy,” he told the Radio Times, one of Britain’s widest-read and oldest magazines. “I mean, that’s why we’re in the mess we are with Brexit, is it not?”

“Do we really want to live by this kind of referendum?” he asked of the European Union (EU) plebiscite. “What we mean by parliamentary democracy is surely that we find someone we respect who we think is probably wiser than we are, who is prepared to take the responsibility of pondering difficult things and then trust him – or her – to vote on our behalf,” Sir David continued.

He said he was concerned by Michael Gove’s EU referendum claims that the British people have had enough of experts. “That’s why politicians getting up and saying, ‘We’ve had enough of experts’ is so catastrophic,” he added.

Linking the Brexit vote and the rise of Trump, Sir David was not “scared to call it xenophobia” driven by a “primordial fear”, it was reported.

He then described, with sympathy and understanding, the popular fear of mass migration and rapid cultural changed driven by globalization, before dismissing such worries as just “what it is”.

“It’s very easy, as we all know, to be very tolerant of minorities until they become majorities and you find yourself a minority. It’s easy to say… ‘Oh yes, these lovely people – I love the way they wear such interesting costumes [he giggles].

“That’s fine until some day you find that they’re actually telling you what to do and that they’ve actually taken over the town council and what you thought was your home isn’t.”

Donald Trump may not be the only person Sir David believes would be better off dead. As a patron of the Population Matters, the veteran climate change alarmist is a subscriber to an organization which in 2011 stated their goal of reducing the global population to a “sustainable” 5.1 billion. The present population is presently an estimated 7.4 billion.

Speaking in support of the aims of the group in 2012, the television personality said: “I can’t think of a single problem that wouldn’t be easier to solve if there were less people”.

• Texas Director of Elections and overweight non-elected official Keith Ingram ran away from reporters last week.

After being asked a simple question about election fraud, Ingram refused to answer and has hired a full time armed state trooper to guard his office.

What does Texas Director of Elections Keith Ingram have to hide?

According to a public information request of Ingram’s Secretary of State personnel file, Ingram left private practice and moved to Little Rock Arkansas, taking a job with the law firm, Kutak Rock, LL. At Kutak Rock, he worked under the managing partner, Gordon Miller Wilbourn who had been a partner with Hillary Clinton, Vince Foster and Webster Hubbell at the Rose Law Firm in Arkansas in the 1990’s. The Wilbourn family is a large donor to the Clinton Foundation and the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Ingram left Kutak Rock to return to Texas when he was hired by Gov. Rick Perry’s appointment office in 2008 to oversee statewide political appointments for various courts, boards & commissions.

Ingrams’s career moves are interesting. In just 10 months, his journey from private practice in Texas through Arkansas Clinton-cronies and back to Texas government resulted in pay cuts with each move and his salary being cut in half. In 2012, Ingram, was promoted to Director of the Election Division in the Texas Secretary of State’s Office where his salary was still 40% less than private practice.

Ingram’s determination to remove paper trails and auditing procedures for electronic voting is even more troubling when we look at his connections to big Clinton donors.

If the elections don't go the way you would like, what are you going to do about it? Obama had two terms to subvert our institutions, spoil any progress on race relations, sell out the country, and cozy up to the central banks. What can you do to preserve your way of life and your standard of living? Hmm? Pay more taxes? Divorce that creature on the other end of the couch? Move to Panama? Or more than likely, you'll do what you've been doing, which is nothing.

And so, if this turns out to be the last issue of the Sunday Edition, then it's been fun and it's been as real as I can make it. As is so often said, you can lead a reader to the words, but you can't make him accept the truth until he is ready. It usually takes a beating before one is ready, in any case.

Good Luck to the Republic! Down with the oligarchy!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Not Permitted

According to Julian Assange, Trump will not be permitted by the real world government to take the presidency of the US. Assange also says Hillary Clinton is taking money from those who funded ISIS - it's all related, but I've been telling you that for the past couple of years, so pardon me if I sound redundant. Thank you very little.

Word Game

The Great Rip-Off

I know most of you out there think it's cool to get the best deal, to negotiate the best price; you know, to give less than the asking price. Some of you even take this notion further and say, what the heck, if I can get it for free, then good for me. That's sort of a car dealer mentality. A rape and pillage mindset. Customers are seen as a source of income and nothing else. Oh, sure, we like to say we are in a service industry and our goal is to serve. That sounds good on the company web site but in my experience, that's BS. Especially among car salesman and bankers and lawyers and shall I run down the list?

You're saying why should you feel guilty for ripping off people? Everybody does it, right? And what's the point of life, anyway if not to become richer and more powerful than other folks? Right. Is that your reason for being?

It has been revealed to the American people that they have been hood-winked. Plus, it's ongoing. Everything is corrupt and rigged now. The legal system, the tax code, our leaders. I still hear vague complaints from the Left about conspiracy notions and you see them attempt to laugh away the charges against them but the obfuscation is not working. The truth is coming out. Communists have infiltrated and taken over. There is no conservative/liberal divide in the political parties anymore. It's all about the play for pure power and the direction the world will be headed after November 8th.

Liberals want a world where their chosen pseudo-intellectual college prof gets to describe how the future should look. And it's a weird, wacky future where the weak and effeminate are invited to play in the NFL and given the opportunity to become SEAL team commandos. They have us all taxed until we have no choice at all. They may allow you to go to church but you better leave that magic act on the church steps -- that stuff won't fly in the workplace.

The Left and the Right agree on one thing and that is that the police are justified in their murderous civil power in order to protect a corrupt system and the elites who sit atop that system. Why do the cops do it? Two, simple reasons. They like the violence and they are paid well for it.

We have a few more days until presidential election day. So far, it has been an enormous Democratic Party lie fest that is being revealed to stretch back for years. The DNC has conspired, stolen, murdered, and pressed for war in order to cover their crimes. Why do you think so many are saying that if Trump gets elected, they will move out of the US? It's because they are likely to be indicted if they remain in the US. This is not hyperbole on my part. These people, literally thousands of Americans, have committed treason in addition to support an illegitimate regime of communist thugs.

We are living through an epoch I like to call the Great Rip-Off. Your own conscience has been taken from you. Many believe Hillary needs to be "appointed" president merely because she is a woman. Yet, it makes no sense. All the same, I've talked to plenty of so-called Christian women out here on the great rolling plains of Texas who have justified their choice by saying it's time we had a female president. Really? Why is that? Next time, you might say, we've never had a Jew for president so we need to vote for one of those even if they did kill Jesus. Why? Because we've never had one of those and it's about time. And no, I have nothing against Jewish people. It was just the first articulate example that came to mind. Calm down.

Everything is for sale, even your vote. Certainly your morality. Ever since you discovered Cousin Cody likes other boys, you've accepted there are some things beyond your control and so what if some old sky God says it's wrong? You like to point out that they also approve of slavery in the Bible. Of course, you haven't actually read those parts but one of your friends down at Planned Parenthood said so.

You say you're going to vote your conscience. The problem is, you don't have a conscience. Instead, you have a bottomless ego that weighs out all your options. Is it good for me? Okay, how good is it? What's my cut? What do I get out of it? Can I live with a compromise?

If you vote for Hillary, here's a sampling of what you'll get:

1. Continued war.
2. Repeal of 2nd Amendment.
3. IRS command and control.
4. No choice in healthcare except for abortion. Abortion will be on demand.
5. Shrinking individual rights.
6. Expanding government. Already the largest employer in the US.
7. Expanded governmental powers and police powers.
8. Centralized (federal) police presence.
9. A war against patriarchy, Christianity, and white American men, especially those from the Southern US.
10. Two realities. A Democrat-controlled, pro-government narrative, and an underground, "true" history.
11. Massive unemployment.
12. Massive immigration.
13. A ruined economy. We are well on the way already.

White, Christian males need not apply.
I, for one, would like to suggest that if the country is going to be destroyed in this manner that we eat Democrats before we eat the rich. I'll have mine sauteed, perhaps tempura on the side. Have a nice day and thanks for reading!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Is The System Rigged? You Betcha

by Patrick J. Buchanan

WASHINGTON – “Remember, it’s a rigged system. It’s a rigged election,” said Donald Trump in New Hampshire on Saturday.

The stunned recoil in this city suggests this bunker buster went right down the chimney. As the French put it, “Il n’y a que la verite qui blesse.” It is only the truth that hurts.

In what sense is the system rigged?

Consider Big Media – the elite columnists and commentators, the dominant national press, and the national and cable networks, save Fox. Not in this writer’s lifetime has there been such blanket hatred and hostility of a presidential candidate of a major party.

“So what?” They reply. “We have a free press!”

But in this election, Big Media have burst out of the closet as an adjunct of the regime and the attack arm of the Clinton campaign, aiming to bring Trump down.

Half a century ago, Theodore White wrote of the power and bias of the “adversary press” that sought to bring down Richard Nixon.

“The power of the press in America,” wrote Teddy, “is a primordial one. It sets the agenda of public discussion; and this sweeping power is unrestrained by any law. It determines what people will talk about and think about – an authority that in other nations is reserved for tyrants, priests, parties and mandarins.”

On ABC’s “This Week,” Newt Gingrich volunteered on Sunday that, “without the unending one-sided assault of the news media, Trump would be beating Hillary by 15 points.”

On this one, Newt is right.

With all due respect, as adversaries, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are not terribly formidable. Big Media is the power that sustains the forces of globalism against those of Americanism.

Is the system rigged? Ask yourself.

For half a century, the U.S. Supreme Court has systematically de-Christianized and paganized American society and declared abortion and homosexual marriage constitutional rights.

Where did these unelected jurists get the right to impose their views and values upon us, and remake America in their own secularist image? Was that really the court’s role in the Constitution?

How did we wind up with an all-powerful judicial tyranny in a nation the Founding Fathers created as a democratic republic?

There are more than 11 million illegal immigrants here, with millions more coming. Yet the government consistently refuses to enforce the immigration laws of the United States. Where does it all end?