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A Maverick, but not Bart or Bret….

Notes that I’ve lifted from various sites on the ‘net:

“John McCain was leader of the Keating Five, and interceded on behalf of convict Charles Keating in the S&L fraud which cost taxpayers billions. In other words, he was a true republican hero.

John McCain got a taxpayer-funded education at the US Naval Academy because his father and grandfather were U.S. Navy admirals, a similar route had also been followed by George W. Bush.

John McCain sadly never made the rank of admiral, and in fact many think that he was lucky to have been able to keep his U.S. citizenship.

John McCain graduated 895th in a class of 900 at the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, that position is fifth from the bottom  for those of you who are attending school in Rick Perry’s Texas.

John McCain may have qualified as an ace of the Viet Nam War by destroying five aircraft. It should be noted that he was the pilot of each of those downed aircraft.

John McCain pledged the proceeds from public campaign financing, which ‘reform’ legislation is one of his major ‘credits’, to collateralize a loan. Then he broke his own law by saying he was not bound by his pledge.

John McCain continues to advocate tax cuts for only the wealthiest citizens.

If John McCain were Black, people would call him a LOOTER.”

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August 25, 2008 at 2:57 pm 4 comments

What would it take?

As in, “In your wildest dream, what would it take to allow the Bush / Cheney cabal to cancel the elections in November because of national security or other issues, and thereby remain in the White House”?

What, in that crazy dream, would constitute an issue of sufficient magnitude?

War with Russia? War with Iran? War with Afghanistan? War with China? War with (fill in the blank).

How about, a complete melt down of our economy? Or maybe a sudden outbreak of Anthrax or some other fatal and fast spreading disease? 

If any of the above hit a note that resonates with you, even in the smallest amount, one that you could buy into as possible, then it’s time to keep your eyes open and read actual newspapers.

Here’s your assignment; Google search “false flag” and read up on the battleship Maine, the Lusitania, the Reichstag fire, the Tonkin Gulf incident, the post 9-11 Anthrax “attack”, Dick Cheney’s unused plan to have armed U.S.. Navy Seals on boats that looked like Iraq PT boats in the Strait of Hormuz, etc……

 

   

Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.

 

 Hermann Goering

 

It’s all out there, you just have to be able to read between the lines, i.e. beneath the distraction factors that take up air time and replace news column space with floss about Brittany, Lindsay, Crap Reality T.V. Shows, Faux News, whatever other useless things can be found to blather on about.

More to be added very soon, this is a work in progress and still in the research phase.

Bookmark this and check back here when you can.

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August 22, 2008 at 10:35 pm 4 comments

Hey Barry O’, or whoever can pull his sleeve….

Here’s more unasked for free advice, check around and see if most of the people you really really trust don’t say more or less the same thing when you’re in a quiet private place.

There’s only one choice for your ‘veep, and that’s General Wesley Clark, he can take care of business.

He was dead on the nuts correct in trying to explain how McBush is very qualified. However, his strong expertise is in crashing U.S. aircraft or being a model prisoner. The heat he took (and shook off) should tell you how close he was to the truth and how much he pissed off the yahoos. 

John-boy is not the person we need in the White House making decisions that affect every American, and the rest of the world as well.

Soon, you will go up against the decider v2.0 and which ever placater to the religious right he can find to be his charming assistant.

Please don’t let that idiot grin make you too complacent. You should be aware that the doughboy looking piece of krap Karl Rove has been working to get ready to push the agenda along, hidden away in deep cover for a while.

Assuming that we will actually have an election next November, you’ll need to be ready to face a heavy battle. It sure would be in all of our interests to have someone at your back that can handle the load, and put McGoofy back in storage.

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August 17, 2008 at 4:48 pm 3 comments

Saving Uncle Sam Some Buck$

There’s lots of talk going around about implanting chips in people for I.D. purpose, however there’s a only a finite number of places that can make these chips and they’re not exactly cheap (about $200.00 USD now, less later in quantity). Also,  it’d be somewhat of a logistical problem to schedule the entire working class population of the U.S. to stop in for an implant session.

Using the past as prologue, there’s a much less complex way to achieve the same results, a marking on the body that’s readable anywhere by anyone without any high tech equipment needed, it’s often called the tattoo.

On The Other Hand...

But, On The Other Hand…

We have (At least here in Los Angeles) a nearly infinite number of places to get a tattoo done, and again, going back to history we know that it doesn’t have to be ornate or even very artistic to work.

May ad new meaning to "I got your number".

This may add new meaning to “I got your number”.

This makes it so easy for just an average public worker droid to merely take a look at someone and verify their background history, why some might even call it “the final solution“.  Because so many people have already permanently marked themselves, a precursor sort of I.D. program is basically already in use, with law enforcement personnel storing the data and working out the bugs.

Once a digital photo has been entered into the national (or international) crime data base (where it’s found with a little research) by any government agency), it takes no more than someone typing in a few key search words like “angel, wings, hope, clouds, long hair, left rear shoulder” and pow, the investigating agency is provided with a short list of the usual suspects.

And then, there’s an even lower tech version:

See? You can take a few pieces of of yellow paper......

First, you just take a few pieces of of yellow paper……

 

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August 15, 2008 at 7:38 pm Leave a comment

On the streets, our education continues….

This stage of our education process is now complete, happy  Mid-2008.

We’ve been trained like the sheeple (some say “veal) that we are, to be happy to have gas at $4.00 per gallon, and we just plain go nuts if we are able to find it at $3.95 or a few pennies less.

I believe that the next bump will be a bit more difficult to take, as we have to get past that huge mental barrier of paying $5.00 or more just to make a drive of about 25 miles (on average, your milage may vary, mine sure does).

When you think of it that way, instead of just paying for those invisible gallons that you never actually get to see as they fill your tank, it’s more about thinking….  Hmmm, the beach would nice but it’s about 15 miles each way, so $5.00 + change for the gas, plus another $10.00 for the parking….

Hey, what did you say was on t.v.??

And, if you have a Hummer, those words “fill your tank” have more than one meaning.

August 14, 2008 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

John Edward’s multiple spiritual guides?

Oh, the irony!

Even today, Republicans still have a strong urge to continue to ream out John Edwards because he cheated on his late wife while she was having major medical issues, they hope to continue to get the maximum political milage out of this somewhat passe issue while the public can remember who John What’sHisNameWithThe GreatHair was.

Sadly, they will have to put the brakes on that plan, lest someone point out to those few among them who are readers of mainstream media that Mr. Edwards was only following the game plan that Newt “Open Marriage” Gingrich and John McCain had mastered, Newt being the worldwide Past Grand Master of dumping old or dying wives while starting to play house with the next one. Rumor has it that Callista fears clearing her throat out loud  lest Newt start getting her ready for a trip to the curb.

This is a photo of a young (wow, what a concept) John McCain with his first wife Carol. She waited for him while he was a prisoner of war, and a while after his return from Viet Nam she was injured in a car accident. While she was recovering (and still his wife), John hooked up with his younger and richer present wife and poof, the past is prologue.

This plan is more or less the same as the one that Newt Gingrich used with his older first and subsequent wives , so the procedure is one that’s been long established in the GOP.


In 1962, Gingrich married Jackie Battley, his former high school geometry teacher. Newt was 19 years old; she was seven years his senior at 26 years old, and they had two daughters together.  Gingrich divorced Jackie Battley in 1980. Battley has charged that Gingrich discussed the terms of their divorce settlement while she was still in the hospital recovery room and heavily medicated after cancer surgery. According to L.H. Carter, his campaign treasurer, Newt said of Battley: “She’s not young enough or pretty enough to be the wife of the President. And besides, she has cancer.” He refused to pay alimony or child support. So to close this thought, If he had them ( including Calista) all at the same time, Newt might have had enough wives to qualify as a Mormon and scoop some of those votes from Mitt Romney.

All that being said, I actually do have a few objections to Edwards’ indiscretion, such as;

1. As there seems to be an offspring from the hook-up, the chances that Mr. Edwards was taking precautions of the condom flavor are, eh… small. For a guy that had so much to lose, this is a serious lack of planning for the future. Well, more likely it’s denying that there will be a future. A self fulfilling prophecy as it turned out to be.

2. Take a close look at the woman on the right in the photo below. Other than looking a bit like an early precursor to Michele Bachmann but with an actual smile instead of a grimace, she’s not too bad. But Mr. Edwards, for a guy with all that money and that great hair, it’s strange that you opted to pick the low hanging fruit, so to speak. I pose the same question for you that Jay Leno asked of actor Hugh Grant, “What the hell were you thinking?” and suggest that next time you try thinking with your upper brain.

By the way John, whenever you notice that there’s a camera in the room with you, please don’t do that vagina chin thing that you do.

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August 13, 2008 at 8:44 am 2 comments

Outta sight? Hey, who said that??

There’s a big news release this week on the science front, with an announcement of some progress in creating a material that could make things wrapped in it become invisible.

Who could have seen that coming?

Above is a full color close up of the material.

Did you like that photo?   Doesn’t leave much to the imagination, huh?

The news caused a short lived celebration among young male scientists and high school students, which came to an abrupt end when it was discovered that the very properties that caused a person cloaked in this material to be invisible, lost their power as soon as the one wearing the cloak had an erection.

That news was reported under the headline: “Easy come, easy go!”

August 11, 2008 at 8:10 pm 1 comment

I got your Large Hadron Collider, hanging right here..

I had a comment from some guy in California (who I’ve known for over 40 years) asking what my point was regarding my last posting. 

If he still doesn’t get me, what’s the point (no pun intended) to go on writing?

O.K., well then fire up that bad boy Large Hadron Collider, and if we don’t all vanish in a puff of smoke then whatever good comes from knowing what the universe might have been like right after the Big Bang better be at least interesting.

If not, then the folks at CERN might want to lock the gate before the pitchfork waving villagers get there with their lanterns blazing.

It’s only my feeling, but if there’s even one chance in a billion that this thing might blow up bigger than Teri Hatcher’s career, let’s just give it a miss, eh?

I’ve taken to stating the question as either 1. What’s in it for me, or  in a more world-view version, 2. What’s the upside for all of us?

Will the world get some sort of discovery that in 20 years will lead us to a way to get an even better and bigger picture on our ultra-wide screen neutron-plasma monitor screen? And, will that make the crap that’s on t.v. now be easier to tune the world out with?

I’m just saying……..

August 8, 2008 at 7:36 pm 1 comment

Famous Last Words

On the 9th of August, 2008, protons will be piped through the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) magnets for the first time. This would be a questionable idea even if it was not being done partly in France, where piping hot protons seems to be more acceptable than errors in spoken pronunciation or grammar, n’est-ce pas vrai?. This full beam injection will take place at an energy level of about 450 gigaelectronvolts (GeV), note that batteries are not included. Over subsequent weeks, engineers will gradually boost the energy and fine tune the machine until it’s up to the level of power used by Doc Brown’s flying DeLorean last seen in the happily over series of “Back To The Future” films.

$10 Million invested, receipts from Pepboys to prove it!

$10 Million invested, Pepboys recipts to prove it!

 

The purpose of this test is to help ensure that the LHC is working in step with its injector, which is known as the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) Accelerator. This sounds like a lot of very expensive and dangerous equipment that one has to hope wasn’t put together using the “lowest bid gets the contract” type of deal. But then again, neither our resident (I still won’t call him “President”) G.W. Bush or members of his “base” were involved in that bidding process. This is all taking place in a tunnel that runs beneath parts of Switzerland and France, and is operated by CERN – the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. And yes, I can see that the acronym doesn’t even come close to matching the words. I guess the if you had used the first letters from the actual words and spelled out RENO, it might have implied that there was some sort of gamble involved with this potentially world ending crap shoot.

This is the most powerful physics experiment ever built, with some pointy heads believing that the LHC will re-create the conditions that were present in the universe just after the Big Bang, so you could call it a “Big Bang Theory”, if you choose.

Other, less pointy headed thinkers have expressed an idea that this might re-create the conditions present just before the original Big Bang, and cause the end of the world as we know it, so the real problem with this method is that we actually won’t know it’s too late until it’s too late for someone to say “Hey, wait a minute!”.

It has been suggested that the last sound heard in the moments before the 1st Big Bang was “Uh Oh”, however that’s just supposition, as it happened so long ago that John McCain was just a kid. 

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August 7, 2008 at 9:11 pm 4 comments

Personal Ad: City ISO Newpaper, NSA

The city of Los Angeles is in dire need of a newspaper to replace the near death and or dying L.A. Times, as it slowly falls into a hole of it’s own creation, never to be seen again. 

After a few years of trying to emulate the New York Times in style and content, while achieving neither, the papers’ new trick is now imitating the Titanic by slowly sinking, except it it’s picking up speed with the recent “improvements” to various sections of the paper. 

Sam Zell, a poor man’s Rupert Murdoch with even less class, recently bought the paper for about 8.2 billion. My feelngs are that if someone were to stop in with a cash bid of, oh, 6 or 7 billion they could walk away with the shell of a once great paper. Just a guess……

Sadly, I’m a few dollars short or I’d kick in on it. Perhaps if I had held on to more of the money I made selling a competitors paper (the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Fox News of the ’60s) on the street corner of LaCienega and Rodeo many years ago…..

August 6, 2008 at 8:20 pm Leave a comment

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