Thursday, December 5, 2019

Why Tolerate Insanity?



"Man, so if you're poor, you're dead."

Sadly, it is true, not only for the "poor" but for all of us.

Our "healthcare system" is insane. "Why?"

Why are we tolerating this scam?


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

In a Pickle

So, here we are. It's early December, 2019 and we seem to be in a big old pickle.

Mr. Trump has empowered his zealot followers to the point of violence against the evil Democrats in support of God's chosen one, Himself.

Others see another biblical character in Mr. Trump - the Antichrist - the evil force opponent of Christ expected to appear before the end of the world.

Still others see him not only as a schoolyard bully, but also as a fraud, a con man.

Interestingly, back when America was Great, in 1958, the coming of Mr. Trump, our president, was portrayed in Trackdown, a CBS TV western.

Sure, I’m taking liberties by comparing the character, Trump, with President Trump.

Still, there’s whole bucket full of similarities between the two. For me, they sure do seem to be one in the same. I'm sure you'll judge for yourself.

One more thing. About those town people, the judge says:

"I live here. I know these people pretty well. And right now there's nothing in the world that can change their minds and anybody who tries to can end up getting hurt. They're not gonna listen...You might as well try to spit out a forest fire. It's a funny thing. When we were kids we were all afraid of the dark. When we grew up we weren't afraid any more. But it's funny how a big lie can make us all kids again."

We sure are acting like ignorant kids today. Don’t you agree?

CBS 1958 Trackdown 130 The End of the World Trump Wall



Friday, November 29, 2019

Black Friday Fatigue?


Shopping overload?

Here's a pick-you-up so you can go back to simulating the economy!

Seriously. Happy spending!

King Tut - Saturday Night Live - 1978


Steve Martin performs his funky musical parody "King Tut," which satirizes the popularity of the King Tut exhibit.


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

God's Grace to You and Yours


Someone said Thanksgiving is lost. So he announced he's saving it since he already saved Christmas.

My guess that Thanksgiving is buried underneath a pile of over zealous Xmas consumerism.
Seems to be true, doesn't it? Go anywhere and you'll experience unhinged Xmas trappings and tons of stuff for sale.

So what happened to Thanksgiving?
Gone, it looks like.

So, to help restore the "thanks" and the reason deep underneath it, here is this rendition of Amazing Grace.

Just saying... I'm really thankful that spring will come and most amazed when it does.


DUDE ROCKS OUT AMAZING GRACE TO AMAZED CROWD

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Baby Steps


After a bazillion years of killing each other, hating the other guys, beating up and stealing from our most unfortunate, and stomping on refugees and asylum seekers, it is time to acknowledge that the old ways just have not worked out so good for the most living humans.

O.K. so a few people are living is great style.

That’s O.K. let them keep on keeping on.

But, as a society, we generate a lot of wealth, trillions every year.

It’s time to take a few baby steps toward treating ourselves better and improving our life. That means all people. Not just the fortunate few.

That’s why I agree with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC).

It’s clear that the time has come for our society to begin to acknowledge that human life is more important than accumulating more and more wealth for the already stupendously wealthy and powerful .01%.

It is time to take more baby steps toward emphasizing improving life for the humans living and begin to move away from allowing most our society’s wealth to be metastasized into trillions of dollars of corporate welfare and weapons of death and destruction.

Here’s what she said the other day…

Ocasio-Cortez Debunks Neoliberals' Favorite Talking Points Once and for All, Julia Conley, Common Dreams, truthdig,com, 25 Nov 2019.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won applause and cheers from her constituents on Sunday at a town hall in the Bronx where she expressed deep frustration with the routine dismissal of investment in public goods as “free stuff.”

“I never want to hear the term ‘free stuff’ ever again,” Ocasio-Cortez told the audience.

The progressive first-term Democrat explained her vision for newly proposed legislation—the Green New Deal for Public Housing—for a $180 billion investment in upgraded public housing that would prioritize communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis, retrofit units with energy-efficient insulation and appliances, and create 250,000 jobs. The bill is cosponsored in the Senate by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.).

Like public roads, schools, and libraries, Ocasio-Cortez said, public housing should be recognized as a public good funded by taxpayers, particularly the wealthiest people and corporations.

“It is possible and it’s not that we deserve it because it’s a handout,” the congresswoman said. “People like to say, ‘Oh, this is about free stuff.’ This is not about free stuff… These are public goods.”

At Sunday’s town hall, Ocasio-Cortez denounced the term “free stuff” to dismiss progressive proposals for benefits already available to people in many developed countries as a “neoliberal” talking point.

“I’m already hearing some of these neoliberal folks who are trying to flip the script on us and say…’Oh, I don’t want to pay for a millionaire’s kids to go to college,'” she said.

The argument makes no more sense, Ocasio-Cortez suggested, than saying publicly-funded infrastructure unfairly benefits the rich.

“I believe all people should be able to go to a public library,” she said. “Everyone can drive on our roads, everybody should be able to send our kids to public school, and every person who needs it should have access to public housing.

-more-

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Fortunate Son - 1969




Sunday, November 24, 2019

Bugs Gone

Art credit below*
I've been looking forward to today.

The word is finally out that those nasty bugs of all kinds are not long for this world.

Medisieve scientists/researchers have ciphered out a magnetic way to separate bad bugs from the blood stream and send them packing.

Here's the story...

This company wants to extract diseases from your blood using magnets, Mark Anthony Karam, ameinfo.com, 15 Nov 2019.


A new breakthrough in modern medicine could be upon us. A UK company called Medisieve wants to cure tenacous diseases like malaria using... magnets!

To understand how Medisieve works, think how you're asked to drink a Barium solution before an X-Ray

If pathogen cells could be bound with magnetic nanoparticles, you could extract them with a magnet - that's Medisieve's belief

Human trials will start very soon.

We’ve covered news of a longevity fund that hopes to extend human lives past a hundred years. We’ve explored the concept of remote surgery, where a doctor miles away operates on a patient through the use of mixed reality technology.

Now, a UK company called Medisieve literally wants to use magnets to pull out diseases out of the bloodstream. Yes, you heard that right.

-more-

*Art credit: Cartoon Germ Cliparts and Horseshoe Magnet, giant

Hit the road Jack! - Ray Charles - 1961


Saturday, November 23, 2019

Connected Dots Lead to National Nightmare


A clear understanding of why Nixon ordered the break in of Democratic Headquarters in 1972 has eluded me for years.

Watergate has never made sense to me.

But now, Thom Hartmann and Lamar Waldron have cleared away a great deal of disinformation, found some clarity, and connected the dots. That’s to say, many more dots than I ever could have imagined… from the murder of President Kennedy, multiple attempts to assassinate Fidel Castro, the failed Bay of Pigs fiasco, and much more... revealing our national nightmare.

Here’s the story…

Trump is Hiding The Truth About JFK (w/ Lamar Waldron) - Nov 22, 2019