Friday, June 24, 2016

Winston Churchill's Ghost on Brexit.

On Brexit:

We saved Britain from the Nazis only to lose Her 71 years later to the dark dogs of Fear.  The greatest enemy always seems to come within. 


More Upheavals and Realignments - 2016 - Humanity's Declinging Fate?

The graphic is from my January 1, 2016 blog page not predicting but feeling the upcoming upheavals and realignments of 2016 and beyond.


The elites in Britain have used fear and xenophobia to convince the mob to act against their own best interests. This goes back to Margaret Thatcher destroying the British working class (jobs) heartland to make the greedy bankers in London even richer. One good thing is that once Scotland gets independence soon, Northern Ireland in desperation will ask to join the Irish Republic in the south. The royal family if it survives the guillotine (LOL) will be driving themselves around in Volvos and Buckingham Palace might one day become a world class museum to rival the Louvre.

You've got to try and look for the silver linings in global revolutions? Better than crying for humanity's declining fate.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

GOP slithers out of town DC. Meeting up at Susan & Wayne LaPierre's 4th of July NRA Barbeque

GOP slithers out of town DC. Meeting up at Susan & Wayne LaPierre's 4th of July Barbeque. Fresh shot meat, stuffed envelopes provided by NRA.

Paul Ryan is the purrfect NRA Lap Dog. 


Friday, June 17, 2016

Day of Rage in Tucson Arizona 2011 - Revisited

(February 7, 2011)

I lived and worked in Tucson Arizona for close to eight years back in the 1990s. I worked for a short time, 100 yards down the road from the recent mass murders there that involved the shooting of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords of the U.S. Congress.

As stated I worked down the road from the Safeway and its parking lot, the scene of this recent American-style tragedy. I even ate lunch a few times in a food court setting in the front of the supermarket way back when. 

I researched this matter of the shootings that took the life of a nine year old girl among others. The date is January 8, 2011. Seems like two months ago instead of one month to me. Time seems to be compressed sometimes concerning memory. 

I had written an account of the attack on Rep. Giffords Tucson office at the end of the debate and vote on Health Care Reform last year. The attack in the middle of the night and broken glass brought to mind the terrible tragedy of Kristallnacht in Nazi controlled Germany in November 1938 against Jews in the population. I made reference to that event because Ms. Giffords is Jewish.

The apparently troubled young man who did the shootings and these murders seems to have bought into a uniquely American style of settling arguments or supplementing mental disorders with guns. 

Because I had been in this place in Tucson and knew its layout I did not write anything or comment until now. I felt the tragedy in a personal sense having a shared experience of the geography with the victims. I should also note that it took me five years to finally write down my experiences of the 911 tragedy here in NYC. 

I also wanted to turn a corner in this blog whereby I did not want to poll parrot the party line coming out of the media. The media turns on cable and cable turns on the middle class who can afford it. The media rightly or wrongly from left or from right seems to feed on the energy of rage both in content and filler. I need to and we all need to as well step back from the edge of that rage that permeates our complex modern society. 

Rage is not only a middle class thing but perhaps a middle aged thing. It comes from the disappointment from expectations not fulfilled. It comes from recognizing the disappointment from the perspective of age and or wisdom from life experience. 

I do not want to merely echo the media and its sounds of fury. 

Now a month later I can look and see how death by random acts of violence is fed by rage and guns. 

I do not object to hunters having rifles in their homes with or without permits. I do object to weapons of war with high capacity discharge being sold in America. They are not necessary in a civilized society. 

I think that licensing handguns within the confines of city limits is the right of the well being of the population of that densely populated city to assure protection from violence and violent mental illness spilling into the streets and onto the parking lots of America. 

I am not advocating repeal of the second amendment’s right to bear arms. I am trying to find common grounds with all parties to seek a solution to too much gun power in America and to too many guns. 

The days of the wilderness are long gone. The days of conflict with the native Indian population are long gone. In the twenty first century, a fetish for guns and gun power is a bit outdated and obsessive. It speaks of the breakdown of community and loss of civility in our society. 

The gun lobby and the media lobby both seem to be catering to keeping the rage up to sell their products. Whatever. 

I am glad that Representative Giffords survived and may well have a normal life returned to her after much therapy. 

Prayers for the victims and their families in Tucson. Prayers for the perpetrators, both the lobbyists of hate and rage, as well as for the disturbed young man who committed this crime.


NRA Whores Like Like Satan On Steroids - John McCain

What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose your immortal soul to Wayne LaPierre and the NRA - John McCain?


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Weeping Lady of the Graveyard - Starr Cemetery - Knox PA

A  Country Graveyard - Pennsylvania

Copy of e-mail to a friend:

----: Just an FYI – no need to reply

Found an image of my uncle by marriage to my mother’s only sister - his gravesite – NW of Knox Pa – near the state teachers college in Clarion off of I-80. I guess my aunt is buried closer to home where she was in elderly housing in Shamokin as of a few years ago -  where my first cousin still lives with his second wife – have not spoken to cousin for years btw – that except for one letter from me to him after my aunt died. 

Uncle ---- died of lung cancer and was cremated.  Since the Government was picking up much of the tab including the burial marker because he was a Vet, my aunt buried his urn in a local cemetery, the Starr Cemetery, a secular graveyard with a few hundred graves.  The oldest stone is from the thirties, Michael and Martha Starr.

I relate all this to you because of your interest in Genealogy and grave yards etc. I visited this cemetery on a cold winter’s day in maybe Jan. or Feb. 1983, along with, alone with my cousin’s first wife; my cousin was in the hospital with an Asthma attack that weekend (marital stress?). I drove from New York to pay my respects to my aunt etc. that one weekend I could get away from my job.  Cold as the Artic and windy-yy.

I looked on the Google aerial map and I think they have since cut down part of the forest that then surrounded this very small cemetery.  It was the strangest place I ever visited to date. The forest, the gloom, cloudy, sunny, cloudy sunny etc. place. A view for dozens of miles in some directions with breaks in the tree line. A high place. It felt like I was on top of a mountain.  I paid my respects and we were leaving to go back to the car.

It was then that I heard it. I turned and the sound disappeared. Must have been the wind. I turned my head again and heard it again and louder. It was not the wind. As I turned, the sound disappeared. What I heard was the sound of a woman, the sound close to the ground, the sound of a woman weeping and it had a muffled quality as if coming from the other side of a door. I asked my cousin’s wife if she heard it. I described it to her. She did not hear it; had not heard it. Haunted?


Palin-Clone Gov. Mary Fallin Oklahoma is the Perfect VP for a Trump GOP Ticket. Visits NYC and Shares Big Mac and Fries with DT

Palin-Clone Gov. Mary Fallin Oklahoma is the Perfect VP for a Trump  GOP Ticket. Visits and Shares Big Mac and Fries with DT. 

Has anyone noticed how bloated and or fat The Donald looks lately and the hair I think needs a major reconnect / extension attach etc. (wink, nod)?

Fallin said the conversation during the 45-minute gathering (w/Trump) covered a range of topics.

“We discussed several issues, such as jobs and the economy, and what we as governors have done to improve the business climates in our states,” she said. “Also, in the aftermath of a horrific attack upon our fellow Americans in Orlando, we discussed the importance of strengthening national security and building a stronger national defense.
“We shared a common concern for the need for more thorough background checks on refugees to verify their identities before they are allowed to enter the United States.”


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

“Radical Trumpism” is the greatest threat to world peace

“Radical Trumpism” is the greatest threat to world peace since the rise of the Axis Powers of WWII.

Since a PR label talking point on Cable TV is the way to go in modern hip politics. I think that “Radical Trumpism” is also the greatest threat to American Freedom since fat King George III wanted our taxes to remodel his loo in Windsor Castle.

“Radical Trumpism” can be defined as unckecked, no fact-checking, unchallenged unstable erratic businessman’s opinions given freely and free from fee when shown on Cable TV News.

You get what you pay for. Nothing. 


Monday, June 13, 2016

“Without Artistic Merit” – Donald Trump 1980 – “Aesthetic Vandalism” of Bonwit Teller Building NYC

Like ISIS destroying the Roman Ruins in Palmyra Syria, Donald Trump destroys art for profit in uneducated barbaric whims.

Art Destroyed For Profit by Donald Trump
Bonwit Teller, New York City. Image via The Department Store Museum.

Before the demolition of the Bonwit Teller building, Trump promised to donate the sculptures from the structure's Art Deco facade, as well as the decorative grillwork above the store's main entrance, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[18] The museum's appraised valued the sculptures at at least $200,000.[19] However, without warning, Trump's workmen shattered the sculptures with jackhammers and cut the grillwork into scrap metal. Several days later, Trump admitted that he had ordered the destruction himself.[18] Later in 1980, he boasted that the decor of his Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City included "real art, not like the junk I destroyed at Bonwit Teller".[20] The New York Times condemned Trump's actions as "esthetic vandalism", and a spokesman for Mayor Edward Koch said Trump had failed his "moral responsibility to consider the interests of the people of the city”.[18]

Bonwit Teller, New York City. Image via The Department Store Museum.

1935 Walter Agar - The New Architectural Sculpture

Destroyed Art Deco Masterpieces - 
Manhattan (goddess) Dancing in the Winds
("Without Artistic Merit" - DJT) 


Orlando - Spinning the Truth About Hate Crimes in Orlando - Gays and Hispanics

President Obama made an honest assessment of the tragedy in Orlando as being an act of Terror and an act of Hate.

Everybody wants to spin this thing. The Pope and archbishop of Louisville KY put out statements deploring violence in Orlando conveniently skirting the issue of LGBT and any honest discussion about human sexuality that the church conveniently ignores at every turn.

Watching Fox News Business Varney and Co, the host held up a copy of the NY Daily News wondering why the “NRA” was supposed to be responsible for this act of “Islamic Terrorism” – the business channel(?).

The Orlando Sentinel has published a partial list of victims’ names. Out of the 35 names listed, I count something like 27 Hispanic sounding names.

My point is that without clear motives of the shooter, my gut reaction is that not only that this incident may be a Hate Crime against Gays but also being a Hate Crime against Hispanics – considering the current political atmosphere and certain political presumptives taking credit for acts of mass violence in some peculiar narcissistic manner.

That if so-called Gay Clubs as like churches in America – they are segregated along racial and ethnic lines, I have to wonder who the killer hated more before he committed his soul to hell and his 72 virgins – whether who did he hate more – the Gays or the Hispanics? Or both equally?


Vichy Republicans - Mitch McConnell - Marco Rubio - Paul Ryan *

FYI: Vichy France 1940-1944 became a cooperative state of Nazi Germany.

The old French republican slogan of “Liberty, equality, fraternity” was replaced by the new Vichy slogan of “Work, family, fatherland.”

*"Vichy Republicans" - Ken Burns - Stanford U. Commenbement - June 12, 2016


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Government of, by and for The Donald 2016

That Government of The Donald, by The Donald, for The Donald Shall Not Perish from the Earth ~~ Party of Lincoln (G.O.P.)…


Monday, June 6, 2016

Deadbeat Donald and Some of his 3,500 Lawsuits

3,500 sounds to me like an awful lot of unhappy campers. To my way of thinking, I worked in an Accounts Payable Department for the company that built the World Financial Center, the grouping of office buildings and mall across the street from the World Trade Center before it was destroyed in 2001, I worked in an office in a trailer at the present site of the Goldman Sachs office HQ - 3,500 lawsuits sounds like an awful lot of contractors in the building trades business that employ a few to dozens of other carpenters, plasterers, electricians, day laborers etc. - suing the builder for vendor invoices that go unpaid beyond 90 -180 days. The rumors I have heard over the years about Donald Trump first evolved there in that job in the mid 1980s. Donald was a deadbeat and would not attempt to settle his bills, debts until you got a lawyer and had to sue him to get yourself and your workers paid for your daily bread. Why can't one lousy fucking reporter in the MSM state the obvious about this racist deadbeat from his historic past. Screw you Donald.


Donald Trump Endorses Nuremberg Laws over Constitution in Judging Fitness of Members of American Judiciary

I know that I am putting some of you off with my politics. First I did not want Cruz as the GOP candidate but this thing over the weekend of Trump saying that a native born American Judge of Mexican descent is not qualified to sit on the bench, to sit on the bench and judge his fraud / scam with Trump University. Whether this ignoramus knows it or not, he is saying that non-whites are not fit to sit on the bench. I know the Media has ignored the fact that Trump's father, the German, was active in the KKK in his youth. But what I hear when Trump talks this shit is the Nuremberg Laws that said that one drop of non-German blood in your ancestors strips you of all rights in the country. Paul Ryan DUH DUH DUH (he's one of the smart ones?) endorses Trump for the sake of pushing the "Conservative" agenda. Hey this Bozo Donald is talking future genocide for all non-whites in America. Above a chart explaining what is and what is not a pure "German" from the Nuremberg laws which I think Trump thinks is the law of this land.


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Donald Trump - Trumpery - Friedrich Drumpf - Trumpf - Immigration - Fred Trump

When the German surname Drumpf was transplanted to America as Trumpf on the immigrant boat over, it further got shortened to Trump by Donald’s father Fred, founder of the Current New York dynasty.


Donald Trump - Charity Begins At Home - Eric Trump Foundation

Donald Trump is so thin-skinned about the Media accusing him of holding back on cash from Vet’s charity. His son Eric’s foundation, The Eric Trump Foundation #EricTrumpFDN raises money for the poor kids at St. Judes hospital. Donald should listen to his son’s advice on how to best handle PR regarding charity work, when he and his brother Donald Jr. are not off in Africa collecting animal trophies. Such wonderful kids to contribute so much to the family.


Mohammed Ali, Joe Frazier on Dick Cavett Show


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

David Frum Breaks Ranks over Barbarian at the Gates Donald Trump

David Frum Breaks Ranks over Barbarian at the Gates Donald Trump

Trump is unacceptable only because he is a traitor to conservatism, which he is in some ways although that is hardly the primary case against him. The more valiant among them take the threat of Trump seriously and are willing to admit the truth, such as Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal who told Fareed Zakaria over the weekend:

I most certainly will not vote for Donald Trump. I will vote for the least left wing opponent to Donald Trump and I will want to make a vote that will make sure he is the biggest loser in presidential history since Alf Landon or going back further. It’s important that Donald Trump and what he represents, this “ethnic conservatism or populism” be so decisively rebuked that the Republican party and Republican voters will forever learn their lesson that they cannot nominate a man so manifestly unqualified to be president in any way shape or form…

Except for his so-called wealth, a rented limo or rented jet with your name on it is not “wealth”, Donald Trump is an ignoramus about the ability to win and rule in our democracy and of a global power. I have never heard a president in my lifetime make a public statement against minorities or immigrants in a negative fashion, their private beliefs are another matter altogether. The worst America has to endure is a 4 year Hillary term. If she can’t hack it, a strong Republican can defeat her in 2020. The least three out of the last four GOP Prez candidates, Romney, McCain, and Dole were more than adequate to do the job. The main reservation I always had about Bush in 2000 was the fact that a Texas governor is little more than a ceremonial job with the Texas Legislature only meeting for 90 days every two years. But Bush had his father’s cronies to fall back on which he did and without much vetting I must say in the case of Cheney. 


Trump is the Sleaze in any Room

While Donald Trump is belittling the Press as Sleaze after a free ride for Years on the Press for his Free PR - He picks a fight with the media to drown out NEWS about his FRAUD about TRUMP "University" - Claims it takes time to give money away to Veterans Organizations - has to vet them as legitimate Veterans' Charities. Trump is the SLEAZE in any Room.