Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Tomeaphilia - Worship of Big Books (Idols) and Not Necessarily Their Contents = By Fundamentalist Christian and Islamic Religionists
Friday, July 22, 2016
Ezra Klein is a good word smith but his words cannot stop the Blitzkrieg that this BS is. I go with the Paul Krugman idea of False Equivalency watching a few minutes of Morning Joe this morning pretending that this had been a normal Republican Convention and Joe would kill for ratings to have Trump talking to him and his dumb blonde sidekick Mika again. This thing with the mob is ultimate backlash from the crash in 2008. Millions lost their jobs, their life savings and millions were foreclosed on and lost their homes and how many dozen stories did we see about it on Main Stream Media. If Hitler Lite comes to power, it will because the system is greatly rigged and it can be manipulated to admit thugs like Trump and company to power.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
I am not sure I agree but I do remember when I was working for HUD/FHA in Arizona 25 years ago. The government was committed to some sort of balance in employment opportunities for minorities. Tucson was only a field office working for one of 12 national regional hub offices, ours out of San Francisco.
There was something like 20 people in our field office, the majority women and the minority over all represented in the office was Hispanic and Native American. I was only one of two white males working there.
So one day the white female boss takes me into the office to explain that the San Francisco office in order to comply with Government rules in Wash DC that they needed an African American in the Tucson office. So I thought they were going to fire me and hire a black.
Instead, I was told that from that point on I was the "designated African-American employee" in the Tucson office for purposes of Gov't statistics and don't get upset if I got phone calls or letters as such from the San Francisco office.
I scratch my head to this day but that is how the U.S. Government acts and thinks of such things that are mandated by laws in terms of minorities etc. So I do not disbelieve what Paul Krugman is saying about the press that covers news about politics in the insanity called Wash DC.
False Equivalency is a mindset both inside and outside of government I would have to say.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Donald Trump – Adult Functional Illiterate?
Having had the sad misfortune of having had to work with adult functional illiterates in my work life, I have noticed that they will always try to dominate any conversation. It is all about them and their opinion of anything. It is all noise and no content. And never try to shove a memo in their face to read and if they are your boss, you get a loud and almost violent response to trying to show the facts that they cannot read above first or second grade levels at best. Some may be undiagnosed dyslexics btw.
They watch TV or listen heavily to radio (talk radio) to get their news of the world from and not hardcopy newspapers. I notice of late that every major Internet news source wants to shove a video clip in your face to watch instead of let you read at your own pace the news articles. We know from Donald Trump’s interview that his foreign policy knowledge is watching “the shows” or Cable TV news programs which are greatly wanting in real news or real policy content.
Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer the other night on the Bill Maher show related the story of his father, a New York real estate mogul having a meeting with Donald Trump twenty odd years ago and the old man’s main impression walking away from that meeting was that Trump had not read a book in twenty years, meaning since leaving college, which of course is par for course with a lot of diploma factory college graduates in this country.
College in America or the new Global Culture does not instill a love of knowledge but rather a competition to get the highest overall point average like some sports game. Winning is the only thing.
But back to the Donald, today a flamboyant, extroverted or seemingly a narcissist, that his fellow students at the University of Pennsylvania, an ivy league school, do not remember Wallflower Donald who blended into the background of college and of course they do not, cannot swear, who sat next to them in class or with whom they took their final exams with. Whatever.
I, however, must express my opinion, as I have done to HR departments in the past and state that I am not a professional expert but based on the circumstances at hand, IMO Donald Trump is an adult functional illiterate.
That he will as POTUS have to depend on others in the White House to read Top Secret Foreign Policy Papers and trust, probably from his children, the meaning of what all the words in those papers mean to him and his agenda and or what those words in those papers mean for the greater good of the American Republic.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016
America’s Two Cents Worth – TP (Toilet Paper) Sounds like #Tuppence 1st UK then USA gone? #Brexit #Trump #Pence #GOP
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Cardinal or is it Archbishop Chaput of Philly is on or off his medications with this or that PR statement, by this or that mass closing of Philly inner-city schools and churches, or getting together with the boys in the absolute privacy of a wine cooler bunker in California, is finally breaking up, sobering up after one hell of a party past its closing date Jul 6-10. Worth every penny, tax-free btw.
Some honored (rumored) guests at Chaput’s Hellfire Club Party this year above.
When my memory was better, I think I was a bit too obsessed with the buggers that run the Catholic Church in Rome and America. I see from reading an old blog that was above my pay grade not in intelligence but in evolved personal belief that hit me with a hard realization that I did not belong there, while being hit also with the fact that the old boys of the RC church that would rather protect a bugger priest / nun than send him or her off to jail for abusing children, that the old “Religious Freedom”, “Religious Liberty” good ‘ole boys of the American RC hierarchy are meeting, have been meeting, for a drinking fest in honor of one of the Founding Fathers – of Benjamin Franklin, networking, drunking it up, whoring it up in imitation of the “HellFire Club” from his days as unofficial American ambassador to the Court of Saint James in England in the eighteenth century.
That Cardinal Chaput of Philadelphia was a founding father of this RC Hellfire Club in Napa Valley – wine country in California – “The Napa Institute” was founded for the extreme uber-nazi-like wing of American RC Hierarchs to sit around and bitch about how Clergy don’t get any respect anymore – just like Rodney Dangerfield. At least with old Rodney there was punch line and a giggle. But these guys get together to swill Speaker Paul Ryan’s (a good “catolick” btw) private stock of $350 a bottle Lobbyist vino.
That and celebrating Latin Masses in “Catacombs” (tunnels / wine cellars) and dealing in innocent prepubescent games of “grab ass” with or sans the tighty whiteys just like the good old days of Friday nights after five in the seminary. Wink. Nod. Gotcha!
Am reminded of the twitter hash tag for these guys favored choice for President of Donald Trump – the Napa Institute besides a private drinking club is a gathering place of writing checks to Citizens United Pacs by the Bishops in the hopes of regaining respect in America – long lost now after a decade or two of proof after proof of the incarnate evil of the #WhiningLittleBitch(es) in purple and red dresses to borrow a hash tag favored by the comedian Bill Maher for Donald #WhinyLittleBitch to gather funds for the GOP and other evangelical Hatriot groups Etc.