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A Teaser…

June 29, 2020

Soon I Shall Tell You





Speaking of Politicians…

We know what American politicians love best – WAR. These maniacs see everything as a YOU AGAINST ME proposition. War on Poverty… War on Drugs… War on a Virus… Mostly war against some nation with a GDP far less than the monetary value of the bombs dropped on them, blowing them up so we can have a sense of “victory”. Politicians know that using WAR is a war to quash dissent. People question the loyalty, patriotism, even the SANITY of anyone who asks WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
What a deadly way to live! Here is a book I believe EVERYONE should read! It tells, bluntly, who we as a nation are AND WHY WE HAVE GONE TO WAR almost non-stop since we began as a nation!

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This book contains a FACSIMILE of the 1935 original. And more!
In the 1930s, a cabal of Wall Street businessmen, alarmed by what President Franklin D. Roosevelt was doing to spur the economy, planned to remove FDR. The plan – known as The Business Plot – called for rallying disaffected WW1 Veterans under a military leader who could unite them. That man, these plotters thought, was the retired Maj. Gen. Butler. They tried to win Butler to their cause with a promise of making him the a national dictator. They could not have been more mistaken! This book has a section showing Butler’s role in revealing this treasonous plot.
In an ALL-NEW forward, we tell the story of those times and – for the first time ever! – present recently declassified documents from Smedley Butler’s FBI file!


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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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…



 

To The New Experts

March 21, 2020

Dear Woke Citizens

Dear Woke Citizens Who A Few Months Ago
Specialized In Constitutional Law:
Nice To See You’ve Diversified To Become Epidemiologists.
Let us steal a moment from your oh-so busy schedule in the
lab to look at your post-impeachment medical expertise:

You were wrong about Dolphins and Fish and Swans in Venice…
But you saw it on television.
You were wrong about drunk elephants in vineyards…

But you saw it on television.
You were completely wrong about deaths in Italy…

But you saw it on television.
You were wrong about protection from face masks…

But you saw it on television.
You were wrong about it “growing exponentially”…

But you saw it on television.
You were wrong about pets catching it…

But you saw it on television.
You were wrong about flushing your mouth out with water…

But you saw it on television.
You were wrong about Ibuprofen…

But you saw it on television.
You were wrong about the danger of getting mail from China…

But you saw it on television.
AND NONE OF THAT STOPS YOU.

You STILL shoot your mouth off about it…
YOU are the people driving the panic…
YOU are the ignorant frightened people politicians COUNT ON…
YOU are the people hurting millions of other people…
YOU are FAITH-BASED IDIOTS…
YOU are ETERNALLY GULLIBLE…

YOU are RECKLESS… Stunningly ILL-INFORMED…
YOU lack the ability to EVALUATE ANYTHING…
FACTS are the last things you heard THAT FIT YOUR PREJUDICES…
YOU are demonstrably wrong again and again…
YET YOU ARE POSSESSED OF CERTITUDE.
The word “MAYBE” has no place in your infantile, arrogant lexicon….
You just KNOW.
You may wish consider this one simple, but helpful, hint:

You won’t see THAT☝︎on television.

Gullible Shadow




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The IgnoratiItaly-Like Growth☝︎Here’s a person worried that PROSPECT PARK in Brooklyn will turn New York City into Italy. Meaning: HIS FEAR IS BASED ON TOTAL IGNORANCE! As of this posting Only ONE TENTH OF ONE PERCENT of the NYC population tests positive for any type of coronavirus. Most of them are not even sick. Of the sick, statistically 80% will recover. Anyone who mentions ITALY – where 99% of the deaths are related to other causes – is a fear-mongering maniac falsely yelling FIRE in a crowded theater.

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Some GOOD News – We Aren’t ALL Sheep:

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“A western New York law firm slapped with a “cease and desist” order by the state for continuing to allow employees to report to the office amid the COVID-19 pandemic is suing Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Attorney General Letitia James for alleged abuse of power.
“HoganWillig PLLC said executive orders Cuomo signed in March that restricted business activities violated the U.S. Constitution, while James’ “scare tactics” claims that the firm would face civil and criminal penalties should it not adhere to the orders violates the firm’s rights under the Equal Protection Clause, according to Wednesday’s complaint in the Western District of New York.”

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Worth Reposting

January 14, 2020

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One Of My More Popular Posts…
Updated To Reflect Current
“Liberal” Lunacy

Brought To You By The John Birch Society

What sour, negative, scared people conservatives were in 1965. Alas, after listening to this LP, and 11 others from the same company (see link below) it’s clear to me that today’s liberals have become just like the conservatives of yesteryear who they hated so much: Using childish nicknames to disparage political opponents… calling for the impeachment of every elected official they don’t agree with… hysterical about The Kremlin plotting to take over America… demanding the blacklisting of anyone merely accused of some “heinous” crime… shouting “TREASON!” when they hear an opposing point of view. I find it ineffably sad.

This LP set the template for today’s hysteria-laden politics. Back in 1965 cuddly, avuncular actor Walter Brennan recorded a screed to warn about how commies and beatniks are plotting to take over America through LBJ’s War on Poverty. That record was called HE’S YOUR UNCLE, NOT YOUR DAD, released by KEY RECORDS, the show-biz arm of the far-right JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY. Here is how the record is described on the back cover:

“Hilarious, yet completely factual, this record album finds Walter Brennan throwing a million-candlepower floodlight on the evils of imported and duty-free collectivism in our nation. Then, it brings into vivid focus the brave moves we must make if we are to preserve the dream of our founding fathers to save our constitutional Republic from the man-made nightmare it is becoming.”

So about this nightmare… exactly how will the commies destroy the United States? According to Brennan and his writer, they will accomplish this nefarious nightmare plot through (are you sitting down?)… Area Codes and Zip Codes! Yup. Area Codes and Zip Codes are a commie plot devised in the WATTS GHETTO by Adam Clayton Powell! (Then Brennan slyly shifts gears to praise PATRIOTIC NEGRO AMERICANS – he even names two! – so it’s ok. No bigot he.) Brennan then launches an attack on free-spending “DO-GOODERS.” I never got that about conservatives. To them, doing good is bad? Yes. Because then, as now conservatives hate poor people. The poor are spongers. The poor are loafers. They are all welfare cheats riding high. For a while there, I thought I was listening to a Mitt Romney speech from 2012, or a Bill Clinton “End Welfare As We Know It” con-job (remember “The Era of Big Government Is Over”?), Or Pres. Obama slashing the food stamp budget by almost $9 billion – not a political Neanderthal from crying voters1965. Here, in an LP undoubtedly owned by the disgruntled parents of today’s conservatives and neo-liberals alike, you will discover the seeds of our current whining form of politics – in which adult babies CRY when their preferred candidate for office loses. The fact that such deeply immature people vote explains a hell of a lot about the present state of our nation.

A few years after recording this diatribe, Brennan refused to support Richard Nixon for president, claiming Nixon was a “do-gooder” liberal. Nixon! Nobody escapes Brennan’s angry conservative stereotyping and vituperation. So we get Welfare queens with 16 illegitimate children. African “head-hunters” populating UN delegations. Farm worker unions are all controlled by Castro. Of course, Castro was installed by our own State Department, according to the delusions presented here. No mention of Batista, the corrupt dictator who raped and pillaged the island of Cuba. No. Instead we hear about the Free Cubans Castro overthrew. Brennan knew Batista was good because… his corrupt regime repaid American foreign aide with 20% interest. All this man cares about is money. At times Brennan’s harangue sounds more like a psychotic accounting lesson than a man talking about “The Greatest Country In The World.”

Naturally, since this record is a product of the John Birch Society, international communist plots abound, abetted by what Brennan calls lazy student beatnik agitators. It may seem funny today, but overall this exercise in political rage and hate makes Archie Bunker sound like St. Francis of Assisi. And then, today, look at all the “liberal” hysteria over Russia and how Putin controls the White House… Plus ça Change, baby…

Listen as Brennan reveals that the LBJ administration is, according to “sworn affidavits,” filled with IDENTIFIED COMMUNIST AGENTS. How does Brennan know this? Sources include “ACCORDING TO THE GRAPEVINE.” It’s a riot! And today, it calls to mind the utter lunacy of so-called liberals like Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, and Charles Schumer, always announcing some new BOMBSHELL political disclosure that invariably fizzles before the end of the day. With Schiff, Pelosi, Schumer, these “bombshells” all comes from “reliable unnamed sources”… When did these once-liberal Baby-Boomers morph into their conservative grandfathers? How did that happen? WHY did it happen?

Back to Uncle Walt… What would a right wing paranoia festival be without a rant against France? I’ll refrain from quoting that. It has to be heard. And get this… THIS WAS SOLD AS A COMEDY ALBUM. You know, like Woody Woodbury, Lenny Bruce, or Bill Cosby… So how are the jokes? Although the carefully chosen audience guffaws with wild abandon, most all of the alleged zingers just made me cringe. Witticisms like, “What did Italy ever give us? The mafia.” Yikes. He even tells a Jewish joke but, being essentially a coward as all conservatives are, he changes them to “Dutchmen.” I guess Brennan’s writers knew better than to screw with Jews.

PATRIOTIC TWADDLE

And what, I ask you, would a zany rightwing screed be without those homey but totally bullshit little stories that Paul Harvey once specialized in? This record does not omit them. For just two examples Brennan makes the utterly false claim that George Washington, as a result of his sacrifice to the nation, died broke. Old George was the wealthiest man of his time and at his death left an estate worth over $19 million dollars in today’s dollars. We should all be so broke. Brennan also tells the nonsensical story that Martha Washington had to melt down her silver tea service so the new nation could make coins. While there is no evidence whatsoever that she did this, what if she did? For a woman married to the richest man in America to give up her teaspoons hardly qualifies as a sacrifice. Now, had she given up all their slaves, THAT would have been a sacrifice for it would indeed have broken them financially.

MONEY IS ALL THAT MATTERS

This fixation on money and riches in this record is typical of the Goldwater republicans. As Brennan sums up his philosophy, he actually says that Life is merely a chase to get money to come in. How bloody sad! We all know that Life is so much more than that. But the creators of this thing dwell on money. This is all Brennan carps about: all the money being “wasted” on “do good” efforts. We get dollars and cents from him but nary a trace of compassion for the “loafers, spongers, welfare cheats, students” which all poor people must be. Stripping money out of government programs is justified, according to Brennan, because The Founding Fathers didn’t want a free ride. Tell that to their slave labor… In the world of this record, stealing money from the poor is designed to HELP them. But it is clear that what we have here is plain old greed, pure and simple. They crave the money in exactly the same way today’s conservatives DROOL when they think of the $2.7 Trillion surplus in social security. And yes, Brennan says that social security is a way to steal your money. This, again, is not limited to conservatives. Mrs. Clinton, in her disastrous 2016 campaign, promised to MEANS TEST Social Security while slashing its payments to elders. And she’s considered a liberal! How did we come to this state?

All the now-standard conservative and neo-liberal bullshit memes are here. This record is the acorn from which a rotted oak tree grew and now throws its feculent shade across the land.

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Thanks For Nothing…

January 8, 2020

At what point will America stop and realize we’ve
done enough damage to the people of Iran?

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November 5, 2019

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2001: A Mistake Odyssey

June 17, 2019

As we near the 50th Anniversary of the moon landings, we will see an increase in the number of articles about Stanley Kubrick. Some will claim he faked the moon landings (ever see the film MOONWALKERS? Few did…). Many articles will write about Kubrick’s landmark film “2001: A Space Odyssey”. All the articles describing this film will get a crucial point dead wrong. With that in mind, I repost perhaps my most popular (judging by the viewer hits) blog post.
(The original is HERE)

Why Is This Hard To Get?
2001: A Space Odyssey
Has Only THREE Sections.

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The film 2001: A Space Odyssey is
divided into three sections:

1) The Dawn of Man
2) Jupiter Mission
3) Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite.

That is it. Just Three sections. Yet many people mistakenly write that it is in FOUR sections, with the second section not named. This from the prestigious WikiPedia:
“The film consists of four major sections, all of which, except the second, are introduced by superimposed titles.”
Wrong. Totally wrong.
There IS a title introducing the “second” section, but that section is not what they assume it is. The second section is clearly labeled “Jupiter Mission”. The lack of a title before the moon travel sections INDICATES that this is NOT a new section. Despite the machinery and space ships, this is STILL the Dawn of Man. This is why Kubrick makes his stunning leap ahead in time from the apes right to the modern humans. Do you see it? It is crystal clear. So, why do so many people make the false assumption that there is a second section immediately after the Dawn of Man but before the Jupiter Mission? Why do they insist it is an unnamed section AFTER the Dawn of Man? Does it offend them to think that even here in the 21st Century mankind is still primitive? Still in our dawn?

About that flight to the moon let me say it loud and clear: THAT IS NOT A SECOND SECTION. IT IS STILL THE DAWN OF MAN. Kubrick even WRITES IT OUT for people and they still miss it. The section with the apes and the scenes showing the human on his trip to the moon ARE BOTH HAPPENING IN THE DAWN OF MAN. The whole point of the jump-cut from the ape-men to the space shots is that WE ARE IN THE SAME PLACE. We are STILL the same creatures… The time between the two ages means nothing. It is the most brilliant cut in cinema history (so important that I won’t use the word “movie.” You can’t get more important than that.) Shots in the moon section confirm this, because they so richly echo the ape scenes – including the scene of the two rival “tribes” (American, Russian) in conflict over the watering hole as they drink. Can it be any more clear? We are still the same apes, despite the veneer. Look at the moon flight part again and you will see several echoes of the ape scenes. Many are quite funny!

Want further proof? Look at the world around you today. Can you see why Clarke and Kubrick say despite our feelings of modernity and superiority that we are STILL in the Dawn of Man even though it is the 21st Century? Do we seem all that civilized to you? Can you see why the writers/filmmaker show that the Dawn of Man covers a period of millennia?

It is simply a baseless assumption to say the film unfolds in 4 parts, with the second unnamed.
Folks, we are STILL living in the Dawn of Man.
And we will be judged harshly for it by history, should there even BE a future for humans.

Why I Am Not a Liberal (By Scott Ross – Shared From “So few critics, so many poets”)

April 11, 2019

By Scott Ross In a waning year of the Roaring ‘20s Bertrand Russell famously delivered a lecture entitled “Why I Am Not a Christian.” Although I pretend to nothing approaching Russell’s excellent mind, nor to his precise articulation of its febrile thoughts, and while I do not for a moment imagine it is as courageous […]

CLICK: Why I Am Not a Liberal —
So few critics, so many poets

Malcolm and the “Liberal”

March 8, 2019

New York Radio Station WMCA, March 10, 1960.
The Barry Gray Show.

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   A fascinating 41 minute radio discussion from the start of the 1960s – almost 60 years to the day from today, as I post this. In this interview, Malcolm X shows himself to be a composed, persuasive, and persistent educator – not the wild-eyed violent terrorist that corporate media so desperately tried to make him out to be.

Radio Personality Barry Gray – Who Invented The Call-In “Talk” Radio Format

   Listen as Malcolm engages a white liberal who, for some reason, saw him as a threat. Worth noting that by the time interviewer Barry Gray died, in 1989, he was deemed a conservative. The discerning listener will no doubt hear the roots of that “conversion” in his rebuttals to Malcolm X.

   This interview provides a perfect example of what happens when an intelligent, well-informed person stands up to the typical liberal. In the face of cogent, lucid, and reasoned argument that shatters their façade, liberals invariably become zealous, hard-core conservatives. This is why I never trust self-described liberals. They will gut you every time if you don’t fall in line. These, of course, are the same people who crow endlessly about DIVERSITY and UNITY. Always remember what UNITY really means:

Has Anyone Ever Said: “I believe so strongly in unity that… I will do it YOUR way”? Ha!

   Barry Gray had once been known as a staunch foe of the very same right-wing McCarthyism that has, today, become a virtual religion for liberals who descend to shouting “TREASON” at everyone who disagrees with them. Revealingly, in this interview, Mr. Gray throws an unsubstantiated treason allegation at The Honorable Elijah Muhammad – based upon nothing more than a smear piece in a newspaper.

   File this under: Plus ça change… 

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Phil Ochs warned us long ago:

“Liberals are 10º to the left of center in good times but 10º to the right of center when it affects them personally.”

Accusations Do Not Equal Proof: Remembering Horace de Vere Cole

September 20, 2018

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   Lately I’ve been reading the words of many people who somehow have come to believe that a mere accusation constitutes proof of guilt. Capping it all is the truly bizarre statement from Law Prof. Anita Hill about the accused party bearing what she slyly calls “the burden of persuasion” – a statement that goes against the very core of our justice system: INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. Ms. Hill teaches law and doesn’t know that in America the ACCUSER has the goddamn burden of proof – not the accused? Wow. How bloody ignorant.
And so, spurred on Ms. Hill’s utterly loony, and dangerous, belief I find myself remembering one of the all-time great object lessons in justice…

   Horace de Vere Cole has gone down in history as the British “Master Pranksman” of his day. He famously pulled off many stunts, including the notorious Bunga Bunga/Dreadnaught hoax of 1910. In that caper, Cole managed to get himself and a group of friends aboard a British war ship while all wore preposterous “disguises” and claimed the status of foreign diplomats. Take a look at a picture from that incident: We see the very proper looking Cole, 29 years old, on the right in the top-hat:

   See that small bearded “guy” on the left? There we see Cole’s friend Virginia Stephen who would later achieve literary prominence as one of the most important of the modernist 20th-century authors: Virginia Woolf.

   Though Cole pulled off many stunts in his heyday – like winning a bet that he could shut down all traffic on Piccadilly (one of the widest streets in London) for a half hour – to me, Cole will live forever because of the creative way in which he gave a lesson in reality to a “law and order” crackpot. It happened in London in 1911…

   Cole had an old friend, at the time a newly minted 30 year-old conservative member of Parliament, named Oliver Locker-Lampson. Much to Cole’s annoyance, this man repeatedly barraged him with the inane, and frankly stupid, idea that people charged with a crime did not need a trial because… the police only arrest guilty people! So why, Locker-Lampson, believed, waste money and time on something as unnecessary as a trial? The police, Locker-Lampson simplistically insisted, just do not arrest innocent people. To Locker-Lampson, in a bravura feat of circular logic, the arrest itself constituted all the proof of guilt anyone needed. This attitude deeply rubbed Cole the wrong way, and no matter how Cole argued the point, Locker-Lampson would have none of it.

   So Cole hatched a plan… a plan the makes me think of this splendid quotation from Dr. Seuss: “Then he got an idea! An awful idea! THE GRINCH GOT A WONDERFUL, AWFUL IDEA!” Across the gulf of time, I can almost see Cole smiling that lusciously wicked Grinch Grin…

   One afternoon, as Cole and Locker-Lampson completed a friendly luncheon date at a London restaurant, Cole “impulsively” challenged Locker-Lampson to a race on a London street; a short sprint outside the restaurant over to the next corner. To sweeten the deal, Cole agreed to give his friend a 10-yard head start. Locker-Lampson accepted the challenge and the two left the restaurant. Unknown to the MP, as the pair went outside, Cole slipped his gold pocket-watch into Locker-Lampson’s coat pocket.

   Once out on the street, the race began. Cole stood by in front of the restaurant as Locker-Lampson took his 10-yard head start, but rather than run at the appointed time, Cole began shouting at the top of his lungs: “Stop! Thief! That man stole my gold watch!”

   Before the flabbergasted MP knew what happened, a policeman grabbed him and placed him under arrest. Turning to Cole for aid provided Locker-Lampson scant comfort. Cole remained blissfully silent as his friend and he made the trip to the police station where the great champion of “law and order” vainly and loudly declared his innocence. Eventually, Cole ‘fesssed up and that settled the matter. In the minds of the police, they’d just endured yet another Horace de Vere Cole dido, such as London had so often experienced. And yet, this particular jaunt had meat on the bone. It imparted a strong lesson about rushing to judgment based on a simple allegation and one piece of possible “evidence”. One hopes that Cole’s friend learned that lesson.

  Today, sadly, many Americans – including the vaunted law Prof. Anita Hill and NYC Mayor de Blasio – have yet to learn this simple lesson in justice. And now we live in a nation clearly less James Madison and more Joe McCarthy; a world in which mere accusations – provided they fit one’s personal political prejudices – must be regarded as fact. If this travesty continues, America can look forward to a truly nasty ride over the next few years. History shows that in times such as this, a time of rampant fear, anger, and cowardice, things always get worse before they fade away. Until the next time. We always have a “next time” because of our national amnesia. The ghost of Joe McCarthy counts on it…


UPDATE: regarding the Kavanaugh claim, among the thousands of words I have read and heard, I note two words which nobody utters: “unsubstantiated allegation.” The crux of our system consists of what you can prove, not what you believe. Faith-Based justice went out with the Salem witch trials. Liking a person and agreeing with that person’s politics, or not, has absolutely nothing to do with justice. Thanks to Scott Ross for reminding me of this:

Hitchens Without Evidence

FURTHER UPDATE: December 10, 2018 – Big Bad EEEEEEVIL Justice Kavanaugh sides with Planned Parenthood. Article HERE
Kavanaugh Joins Liberals