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HERE YESTERDAY… HERE TODAY

April 5, 2020

Social Media has taught me one important thing:
when the threat of death faces people on a daily basis…

Taking DMT has changed people more than this feeble outbreak (and no, it’s not an epidemic here).

Nothing changes.

The TDS still think Trump is the font of all evil.

Withers still howl: “SHE WON BY 3,000,000 VOTES!”

Berners still believe a fraud who sold them out 4 years ago won’t do it again.

At 7pm each day, people who fancy themselves THE RESISTANCE loudly cheer their government enforced confinement.

People still think those who disagree with them are stupid.

People still call for UNITY while attacking positions they oppose.

Congressman Schiff wants to impeach Trump again.

The Newly Woke still think shouting “SOCIALISM” and “GREEN” will improve things.

FOX viewers and Rachel Maddow fans still feel superior to each other.

The Home of the Brave still quivers in endless fear.

The Land of the Free still demands a LEADER.

As always, BLAME is immediately assigned – based on one’s prejudices.

Jesus-Christers still exploit anything that comes down the pike to end abortion.

Vegans still denounce omnivores.

Politicians still exploit any crisis for personal gain, regardless of the damage they cause.

The “RISK TAKERS” of Wall Street still demand and get “bail-outs.”

Celebrities still think they’re important.

Interest Groups still compete for top victimhood status. 

The Middle East Maniacs still riantly revel in their traditional hatreds, killing as they have for over 70 years.

Obsolete Belief Systems withstand all pestilence like Neolithic monuments, outliving the events that birthed them.

American Mass shootings go on and on and on.  

People still say “I’ll start that diet Monday.”

Al Franken, without a trace of irony, GROPES for a comeback.

Newt Gingrich and Kathy Griffin and Hillary Clinton all continue to labor under the delusion that their slurred babbling has even a modicum of relevance.

Madonna still cannot see that she has all the youthful sex appeal of a platter of refried beans.

Every unverified claim by any Gyno-American is still absolutely true if you hate the accused.

That NY Times’ has-been Maureen Dowd still slathers on make-up like she’s Emmett Kelly.

Joe Biden has yet to learn that he’s in the 21st Century.

Jeff Bezos still wants MORE.

Sen. Schumer still lectures us in the sanctimonious tones of a rabbi who was defrocked for embezzling.

The Obamas still wag their finger at, and scold, a minimum of nine people a day.

History shows us humanity never changes.
This pandemic – one of thousands people have endured – verifies it.
We’re who we always were. And always will be.
And, of course, I’m still the smartest person in the room.
As is everyone else…

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Up Date

Speaking of things that NEVER CHANGE

MORE TIMES BULLSHIT
Here’s THE LATEST TOTAL BULLSHIT about the pandemic from The NY Times. From the April 5, 2020 edition:
CHRISTINA DIES

BULLSHIT:
How they describe this article about a “celebrity” famous for HAVING ONCE BEEN FAMOUS:
“This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic.”

NOTE: “IN the coronavirus pandemic”… NOT: BECAUSE of the pandemic. That, of course, includes EVERYONE who dies now. It’s like the rooster who believes he made the sun rise.

REALITY:
“Her daughter, Lucinda Zilkha Francis, said she had been suffering from several autoimmune disorders, including relapsing polychondritis, for approximately two decades. On Friday, her family learned she had tested positive for the coronavirus.”
“Her medical conditions were often debilitating: ‘It’s hard to plan a new album when you don’t know if you will make it down to the end of the street from one day to the next,’ she told Time Out New York. But in recent years, she had recovered enough to begin traveling.” (THE 19th PARAGRAPH!)

Remember: WHO THE HELL’S GONNA READ
THE SECOND PARAGRAPH?

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This unfortunate person was THE WALKING DEAD.
A head-cold would’ve sent her to the ER.
And NOWHERE do we see that Coronavirus MADE HER ILL.
NO mention in the article WHATSOEVER of COVID-19, the disease.
Just the now-ubiquitous unquestioned claims from FAMILY MEMBERS.
Conflating NOVEL CORONAVIRUS with COVID-19 is how these bastards DELIBERATELY INCITE TERROR… for financial gain.
That is what makes this DIABOLICAL.
The Times is not alone in this deception.
I have even heard “news” people breathlessly refer to CORONA-19

If you allow yourself to fall for this LETHAL BULLSHIT then you have been WELL-TRAINED and yes, you are COMMITTING SUICIDE.

If doctors give people a placebo cornstarch pill and tell them it has specific “side effects” including hives and a fever, many who take the
pill WILL GET HIVES AND A FEVER.

NOCEBO SIDE EFFECTS

From That RADICAL CONSPIRACY-FILLED Magazine… THE SMITHSONIAN.

This is how the mind/body works.
And now we’re FLOODING people full-time with
DIRE HORROR stories
of this new disease.

BRILLIANT fucking move…



 

No! No! No! No!

March 10, 2020

Democrats Hate Democracy

Look: I know full well that Senator Sanders is a fraud who found a chance to goose up his career when he saw young people attracted to Occupy Wall Street – so he cunningly glommed onto the OWS agenda and publicized it as his own. Unprincipled, yes, but shrewd.

I know Sanders has spent years all but ignoring his $174,000 a year job in the US Senate, preferring instead to enrich himself by peddling books of bromides published via multi-million dollar corporate deals; deals he made while on the taxpayer’s payroll.

I am aware that the Sanders history shows us that aside from his corporate deals, the man has been the consummate failure; a politician with no singular achievement at which voters may point with pride to say HE DID THAT.

I also understand that like the hapless Hubert Horatio Humphrey, and the emotionally needy adult-child William Jefferson Clinton, all that Sen. Sanders EVER wanted in his life was to become the President of the United States. About such driven candidates I can only repeat the warning of the late Christopher Hitchens: “[P]eople should be distrusted who are running for therapeutic reasons, because the Presidency doesn’t calm those demons, as [Bill Clinton] has already proved.”

I get all that.

But in spite of it all, I firmly state that
calls for the old mountebank to leave the
race for the democrat nomination are
UN-AMERICAN and ANTI-DEMOCRATIC.

Like it or not, Sanders qualifies for the office and he has wide support. That gives him EVERY RIGHT IN THE WORLD TO RUN.

You don’t like that? You say it damages your preferred candidate? Well, if one old demagogue running for the nomination can kill off your preferred candidate, then quite clearly your candidate, I believe the correct word is, “sucks.”

I will say it again: Sanders has every right to run. In fact, I will go that one better: I prefer a Pres. Sanders over a Pres. Biden. Why? From where I sit, it looks like Joe Biden only entered the race so that his avaricious, grasping family can climb back onto the Obama/Biden-Era gravy train, which they obviously see as their incontrovertible right. And so, in a classic case of ruthless (and heartbreaking) Elder Abuse, the Biden Clan have pushed a clearly fading old man into running for the presidency one last time. Should Biden win, I can see that family all over the map, wheeling and dealing from Yucatan to Ukraine, in the style of their pals the Clintons and the Rodhams. The hell with that!

Biden Family Rich

America has already endured one disorientated, doddering president who served as a front for others. And we’re STILL paying dearly for those Reagan years.

At least with Sanders we have the luxury of knowing that:
1) he’s only personally corrupt – as his “book” deals show, and
2) as president HE WON’T GET A DAMN THING DONE.

That second point alone appeals to me. Right now, We The People have more than enough laws and acts and agencies mucking up our lives. Let’s give America a 4-year breather (if the old coot lives that long). To take that break, we need what Sanders alone offers: an ideologue incapable of compromising with anyone, and who thus can fulfill the quintessential role of the anarchist: bringing governmental “progress” to a full stop.

For Sanders to do this, because of his advanced age, he will need a similar goofball for his Vice President to take up for him should Sanders go to that great “Corrupt Book Deal In The Sky.” For his running mate, I’m thinking, oh… Bill O’Reilly. Hey, why not? After all O’Reilly’s a genuine HARVARD GRADUATE like Ted Cruz and Henry Kissinger and Al Franken. He’d be absolutely perfect, another Sanders-esque blowhard who can’t get along with people so he too, if he steps into the presidency, won’t get anything done.
Sanders O'Reilly

Now, does the foregoing mean that
I will vote for Sanders?

For one thing, after 2016, I don’t vote for democrats because they and their Super Delegates rig elections and, as the current calls for Sanders to drop out of the race show, democrats utterly despise and disdain elections. They call this “UNITY”…

In politics, UNITY means “DO IT MY WAY OR SCREW OFF.”

[As an aside, because small-minded people invariably bring this up: I don’t vote for republicans either. For over a 100 years now the government has gone from democrat control to republican control to democrats to republicans and on and on with the result being… precisely where we are now. A pox on both their houses. Instead, I find a candidate whose policies tally with my own, and cast my vote while heeding the words of a true Socialist, Eugene V. Debs, who said, “I’d rather vote for what I want and not get it than vote for what I don’t want and get it.” Are we all clear on this, boys and girls?]

In 2016, after democrats screwed Sanders with his pants on, the old relic had FOUR FULL YEARS in which to build a third party. With his enormous mailing list and donor base, building a new party was more than a pipe-dream. He could have done it. But did the inept, sniveling little codger do that? Nope. Instead, THE OLD FART WENT AND SIGNED A LOYALTY PLEDGE THAT ALLOWS THE DNC CHAIR TO SELECT THE NOMINEE. Loyalty PledgeSo, dear democrat voters, by signing that pledge Senator BS showed that considers your vote MEANINGLESS. And you want me to cast a vote for such a putz? Not on your tintype, and Sanders probably owns one… of himself.

Next, and just as important, I NEVER EVER VOTE FOR MILLIONAIRES. That alone is a deal-breaker and there is no getting around it or talking me out of it. Especially not by saying Sanders is just a “small” millionaire and other politicians have far more money than he has. No soap, toots. That’s as asinine as claiming that a woman who is 3 months pregnant is really NOT pregnant because other women are 7 months pregnant. Throughout history millionaires have proven themselves to be seriously bad news for the working people. Anyone who votes to put rich people into political office forfeits the right to whine about our government not helping the working people. You vote for the rich? Then you asked for it, baby. Vote for millionaires, and you get JUST WHAT YOU DESERVE, meaning the class system we have now – but what’s worse, you stick the rest of us with it too. So thanks for nothing.

Thus, Sanders The Senescent loses me on two counts: he’s a crooked democrat who supports their corrupt election rigging and he’s a multimillionaire. But even though I could never vote for such an obvious fraud as Sanders, I will enthusiastically stand on the battlements with a broken beer bottle in my clenched fist to defend his right to run. That’s… DEMOCRACY. Democrats ought to try it sometime.

Up Date

This Addendum From Scott Ross

I would add three further marks against Sanders:
1) Against the urging of his own legal team, and in the face of tens of thousands of petitions from HIS SUPPORTERS, he did not, would not and – one assumes – at his core COULD not challenge the obviously corrupt 2016 primaries of the Hillary-run DNC;
2) his craven and foolish embrace of the Democrats’ asinine and dangerous Russiophobia; and
3) his campaign’s foreign policy adviser is Matt Duss, a former Center for American Progress employee who despite his alleged “progressivism” is nearly as reactionary as She Who Must Be Elected.
Those issues ALONE would keep me from casting a Sanders vote in 2020. That he thinks the organization that fucked him and disenfranchised (and demonized) his voters and all independents the last time will, miraculously, PERMIT him, whatever his final vote or delegate counts, to become the nominee suggests monumental self-delusion, at best. If Sanders can’t even stand up to the demonstrably corrupt DNC (cf., Iowa and the current hilarious Biden “surge”) who WILL he stand up to? Presumably, no one.




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Smutty Fun

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Take a trip through time with MOJO BROS. BOOKS as we look back at an assortment of slightly bawdy Bar Napkins from years gone by. BevNaps of this sort became a fixture at the 1950s Suburban Cocktail Party, and their ribaldry was part of the charm associated with long-stemmed cocktail glasses, the swirling of Gin, Vermouth, and ice, the leer of comedians like the famed Groucho Marx – whose own like of Bawdy BevNaps we proudly feature in this volume. While considered tame by today’s standards, these items tickled the funny-bone of generations who lived before “R” and “X” rated movies routinely streamed into the home. Yes, to some these will seem sexist, maybe even offensive. What can we do about the overly sensitive? Those features are precisely what makes these items so quaint and nostalgic. So come on back to a time when we laughed at the “Battle of the Sexes” and didn’t hire lawyers to sue people over making gently risqué jokes.

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Looking over these vintage funnies, all I can say is: thank the gods that we here in the 21st Century have grown so enlightened and so “woke” that sex is no longer a laughing matter! What on earth WERE we thinking back when sex was considered… enjoyable? O, the horror!!

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You’re Being Ridiculous

December 13, 2017

This notorious and insulting imprecation – spoken by “comedian” Sarah Silverman – essentially telling people at a convention to shut-up – gives us a perfect example of the kind of trouble people get into when they use the verb TO BE.
For those who don’t recall the moment when a pissed-off comic treated half the democratic party as hecklers, take a look:

 

“YOU’RE BEING RIDICULOUS,” she said to the very people she and the other Hillary supporters needed to win over.
She used the verb TO BE two times in her insulting, condescending, scolding tirade. 50% of her words.
And it infuriated the progressive wing of the party – which then launched DEMEXIT and helped drive the democrats to the brink of bankruptcy. It has brought the democrats so low, that today they celebrate a victory of 1.5% over a raving religious fanatic and all ’round nincompoop (Doug Jones over Roy Moore). Any port in a storm, I guess.

What Silverman did came as no surprise to me. The Withers (“I’m With ➔HER”) treat all who differ from them with unveiled smugness and contempt. To this day, they blame the Sanders voters for She Who Must Be Elected losing to a TV gameshow host. But they never wanted them anyway:
So why blame them now as Hillary and her myrmidons consistently do? They do it out of sheer pique and an inability to take responsibility.

But back to the irate and heavily medicated Sarah Silverman and YOU ARE BEING RIDICULOUS!
Her words amount to a condescending GOD-LIKE pronouncement of stern judgment. It did not have to happen like this.
Suppose Silverman had used the more clear form of English known as E-PRIME – in which the verb TO BE never gets used. This makes for more personal and responsible communication.
Some examples from THIS LINK

Consider the following paired sets of propositions, in which Standard English alternates with English-Prime (E-Prime):
lA. The electron is a wave.
lB. The electron appears as a wave when measured with instrument-l.
2A. The electron is a particle.
2B. The electron appears as a particle when measured with instrument-2.
3A. John is lethargic and unhappy.
3B. John appears lethargic and unhappy in the office.
4A. John is bright and cheerful.
4B. John appears bright and cheerful on holiday at the beach.
5A. This is the knife the first man used to stab the second man.
5B. The first man appeared to stab the second man with what looked like a knife to me.
6A. The car involved in the hit-and-run accident was a blue Ford.
6B. In memory, I think I recall the car involved in the hit-and-run accident as a blue Ford.
7A. This is a fascist idea.
7B. This seems like a fascist idea to me.
8A. Beethoven is better than Mozart.
8B. In my present mixed state of musical education and ignorance, Beethoven seems better to me than Mozart.
9A. That is a sexist movie.
9B. That seems like a sexist movie to me.
10A. The fetus is a person.
10B. In my system of metaphysics, I classify the fetus as a person.

Get the picture? E-Prime makes us take personal responsibility for the expression of our thoughts. I have written several entire books without ever using the verb TO BE.
Consider: Would the outrage at Silverman’s scolding, reckless, and divisive words perhaps have rolled off the backs of half the party had she said something like:
“It seems to me that you have taken a ridiculous position.”
or
“You strike me as ridiculous.”
or
“I think of your support for Sanders as ridiculous.”
These comments sans the verb TO BE may stir up controversy, but they no longer hit people as an insult; as fighting words. Had she eschewed the verb TO BE, Silverman then expresses – and takes personal responsibility for – her opinion. She no longer speaks as The High and Mighty Arbiter of Thought.
Meaning with E-Prime, Silverman could have started A CONVERSATION by stating how SHE feels. And then others can respond later. Her belligerent pronouncement “You’re Being Ridiculous” stops conversation dead in its tracks.
She spoke in the role of an exasperated parent giving an unruly child a rap on the knuckles. How the hell did she think people would react to that?  
And here we arrive at the key to the whole problem: Clearly, Silverman DID NOT THINK. She shot from the hip.

The most often expressed problem people have with using E-Prime boils down to this: it takes them too long to formulate their thoughts. Yes, speaking in E-Prime forces the speaker to THINK before talking.
Does anyone consider THINKING BEFORE SPEAKING a bad thing?

Perhaps had Silverman, who gets paid huge sums of money to communicate, understood the basics of communication, she would not have alienated the very people she needed on Election Day. And owing to her rash and clumsy dressing down, democrats could not unite behind their flawed candidate who needed every vote out there.

As to Al Franken, standing there simpering and then making the lame excuse that Silverman spoke as a joke, he may not have ended up in a fight for his political survival had the words not come across as an insult. I find it quite clear that democrats have turned against Franken because of his smiling and making excuses for Silverman at this precise moment. Democrats desperately need the Sanders wing to return to the fold. Ousting Franken amounts to a calculated sacrifice made to placate the people he and Silverman insulted in that moment. But the progressive wing of the party will have none of that. The democrats simply cannot un-ring that bell.
And this didn’t have to happen. It only happened because an inept communicator spoke four hostile and judgmental words – half of them… the completely unnecessary verb TO BE.
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I did not kid you about my books. I refused to use the verb TO BE in these three books, except when quoting other people (and once as the punchline to a joke). Thoughts crystalize this way. We no longer pronounce – we explain. Nor have I used the verb TO BE in any of its forms in the introductions to some of the other books available. Take a look. 

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