Friday, March 30, 2018

The Three Most Useless Dicks in Christendom - Twitter Facebook and Me

I was suspended on Twitter last week. It happened as I was making a comment on a photo presented by a member I have long followed and previously commented on with many "likes" and or plastic "hearts". I thought I was thinking globally and acting locally to beat an old dead work horse.

I was commenting on a photo I saw in Twitter, a photo of Don Jr, Eric and Donald Trump Sr. standing together and labeled it "the three most useless dicks in Christendom".

It was a phrase I invented on the Staten Island Ferry decades ago, commenting mentally, long B.T., Before Twitter, on a photo image in the NYT of the three royal boys in England posed together on Edward's wedding day. It is a phrase my old brain turns to when I see a crowd, of three, grouped males in politics business or religion, twats on the image side of the media scam. 

As soon as I entered the comment, my screen went blank with the YOU ARE SUSPENDED notice and a reason being I was a "suspected robot" whatever that means. 

That free speech which I tried always to be polite in except in the figure of a PIG of a "man" in politics named Trump was instantly erased in the new Global Culture. 

Booing the umpire at the baseball game or political forum is as natural as apple pie or once was when it was made of non-mutated (non-GMO) apples and real sugar and not the industrial waste of HFCS.

Well anyway, I guess I have used it before on Twitter that label "the three most useless dicks in Christendom" on photos with say Ryan, Trump and McConnell huddled together in anti-humanism camera pose. It was the first time I think I saw a family photo of that man actually standing in real time with his two rich spoiled idiot sons. 

I complied with checking the "I am not a robot" box and giving a cell phone number which I did not give before, was grandfathered into membership of the T forum over five years ago and knowing what I know about credit from having once worked in the mortgage business know that these days all things considered, once they have you cell phone number they have everything on YOU - name - dob - ss# - credit rating etc. All the things necessary to gauge and design a brainwashing plan of marketing attack on your meager amounts of disposable income and credit card debt to fulfill your artificial American myth of the "Pursuit of Happiness" in the 21st century. 

So if twitter is hacked by enemies of the United States, they know where I live and where my polling place is etc. and depending on the wind and or whim of some right winged Billionaire / Oligarch nut, foreign or domestic, maybe even my one little vote does not even matter just as I mentioned in my version of the new world order as designed for the Wharton Global Spreadsheet

Well I had to stand back and re-examine my situation, in Twitter I was afraid to exercise my freedom of speech and only did likes and retweets but could do no replies for fear of being thrown out of Twitter again for repeating a phrase of two that senile old geezers like me are prone to do, nature of the beast and all that. 

And considering how the secular version or is he really a "chrischan" and is the "antichrist" after all, and how he talks, twitters non stop dictem ex cathedra and the media and banks, corporations and ruling right wing oligarchs like it, I decided to leave this artificial "social media" millennial device, pale virtual version of once real, now dead American town square. 

I therefore deactivated my Twitter account and will just sit on the porch in my old age rocker and await the angel of death etc.

Perhaps the only real thing I as a person, old school and or obsolete, have done in years.  

I have also deactivated my FB for similar reasons, in that I cannot trust whoever runs Twitter or that Harvard boy at FB that sold out my country to the Russkies in 2016. 

If profitability over morality is the motto, mission statement of the new Global Town Square and or Global Culture, then we are all truly Fuked.

Have a nice day ;-)


Saturday, March 24, 2018

Marine Lieutenant Thomas A Brady Killed at Tampico, Mexican War 1813-1847

Thomas A Brady was the older brother of famous in their day James Topham Brady, lawyer and Judge John R. Brady.

All three sons of Irish immigrant parents escaping the stacked deck against native Roman Catholic Micks in their homeland and the Act of Union 1801 with Great Britain.

Story goes that Thomas S. Brady and pregnant wife Ann, or so the story goes, their passenger ship arriving in the shelter of New York Harbor in 1812 only minutes ahead of a British Man of War in hot pursuit, harassing and attacking all bound for America shipping in the so called War of 1812 during the Napoleonic World War with Britain.

Father parent Thomas S. Brady started in Newark NJ where Thomas A Brady was born in 1813 before moving over to Manhattan. Many people in those days from Brooklyn and Jersey would go by boat to Catholic church services at St. Peter's, the only RC church for miles around. That wooden church at the time in downtown Manhattan.

Famous lawyer and Tammany backroom king maker James Topham Brady was born in Manhattan in 1815 and lived on Warren street, only a few steps from there to City Hall or St. Peter's in the middle of a very poor dock area that was the center of the Irish immigrant area in New York in that second decade of the 19 century.

Thomas S. Brady made a small school in his attic where he tutored in Latin and taught many young and ambitious sons of other would be middle class in their own nativc Ireland who reinvented themselves in the strange English speaking American Republic in its early days.

Many boys that played togetheror were tutored by the senior Brady would become the backbone of business, banking, politics of New York City in decades to come. Among those boys in play and study with the Brady boys the first American Cardinal John McCloskey of NYC. That small tight knit New York Irish community would see immigrant sons dominate future politics of the Tammany machine with lawyers, district attorneys, judges, aldermen etc.

That Thomas S Brady was self taught and studied nights and passed the bar, entered politics as an alderman and magistrate and eventually ended life as a sitting judge in the local courts.

James did some public service but did not like it. But he was immensely successful as an orator and trial lawyer. John was the one who would become a judge, a highly respected judge on the local New York Supreme Court. It was Judge John R. Brady who was called upon in the middle of the night to swear in Vice President Chester A Arthur as President of the United State in 1881 upon the death of President Garfield who finally succumbed to injuries of being shot in an assassination act of a radical at the Buffalo World's Fair. First swearing in of President Arthur at his home on Lexington Avenue and second swearing in a few days later in Washington DC.

The oldest son for some reason, a lawyer by training, joined the Navy / Marine Corp and died in some skirmish  prior to the official win at Tampico which really was only a foothold invasion as a prelude for the later bigger prize of the port of Vera Cruz.

As far as I can tell, the elder Thomas S Brady, James Topham Brady and John R. Brady are buried in the old St. Patrick's Cathedral on Mott Street in Little Italy/Chinatown in down town Manhattan. Buried in the Brady family vault in the catacombs below the old Cathedral. I presume Thomas A. Brady is buried in Mexico.

The old cathedral burned down in 1866 and the archdiocese was not going to rebuild except for all the rich and influential Micks in business and Tammany politics who had relatives and loved ones already buried underneath the burned out wooden church. Rebuilt, it is now a parish church and called the old St. Patrick's Cathedral.  The present cathedral was already under construction in 1864 mainly as a Tammany Hall boondoggle project to launder money through inferior materials and no show jobs etc. Which is why they recently spent 200 million to keep the place from falling down again etc.

Anyway, all these earlier immigrants had a comfortable niche made for themselves in the new world when the Irish Potato Famine hit and a tidal wave of immigration hit the United States with New York City as the epicenter of that man made British genocide fueled by the Corn Laws with a phony government price set for wheat grown in the UK as a means to profit off it in England and even sell it overseas. That the peasants / catholic serfs in Ireland could not afford wheat and or bread. That they fed themselves on one strain of potato that succumbed to blight in the middle 1840s. That all through the famine the British landlords profited off of wheat production and exports even as the serf class starved. No wonder the early immigrants like the Bradys saw the unfairness of British rule and immigrated to America, Canada and Australia one generation prior to that human disaster.

One of those strange things of how evil in the UK actually profited the descendants of immigrants forced to leave with a better life elsewhere and now the UK on the edge of a cliff cutting itself off from Europe with BREXIT. Karma. Whatever.