Monday, August 31, 2015


                          By:  The Fifth Dementia

                   When a loon is in the People’s House
                   And Hillary aligns with Mahers
                   Then Greece will have a hand out
                   And Trump will steer the stars
                  This is the dawning of the Age of Intolerance
                  Age of Intolerance

                Abortion and assisted dying
                  Immigration and crime abounding
                  Speaking falsehoods about religions
                  All we have are dreams of visions

                 Mystic crystal devastation
                 And the mind's true usurpation

                When a loon is in the People’s House
                And Hillary aligns with Mahers
                Then Greece will have a hand out
                And Trump will steer the stars

                This is the dawning of the Age of Intolerance
                Age of Intolerance

                Let the dumb shine, Let the dumb chime in
                The dumb chime in
                Let the dumb shine, Let the dumb chime in
                The dumb chime in
                Let the dumb shine, Let the dumb chime in
                The dumb chime in

                *Repeat eight more times*

(For the very young-and very old- who may not know, this is to be sung to the 1969 tune “Aquarius” by the Fifth Dimension. Google the lyrics and music if in doubt. This is a much needed 21st century update. Their projection/prediction proved a tad off).


Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Left Never Rests

                The left never rests. The moment they achieve one major victory over common sense they immediately push farther afield in search of their next conquest. They are relentless. They have strung together an impressive array of startling victories in recent years. They got a candidate elected President of the United States- twice, yet!- who openly claimed he wanted to fundamentally change America.
                They got Obamacare pushed through. They have legalized gay marriage. They are forcing public spaces, schools and even private companies to accommodate the transgendered, the non-gendered and the many-gendered and to remove gender specific signage. They are forcing private and public organizations, religious groups and you and I to pay for contraception for all. They are encouraging the massive influx of illegal immigrants, whether of a criminal bent or not. Oh, wait a minute, they are all criminals by definition. Their unending assault on religion has produced the least religious generation, the Millennials, in American history. They are obstructing any and all viable attempts at increasing our energy production, though we are awash in untapped oil, gas and coal reserves.
They are very close to attaining their most mind-blowing victory yet: getting anyone who questions the man-caused, irreversible, global warming dogma to be considered a close-minded ignoramus. As it stands, the President is, by executive fiat, embarking on a path of bankrupting the United States for what even the global-warming-besotted “scientists” admit will be no significant benefit. Except that we are already 18 trillion dollars worse off than “bankrupt.”
And now? Well, Eric Betz, an editor for Astronomy magazine, has written an article for the Los Angeles Times demanding that cities dramatically reduce the use of streetlights and other forms of illumination at night. He cites studies, such as one by the American Medical Association, recommending “that people avoid staring at electronic screens after dark.” That’s right. Bummer for those of you in northern climes in the winter! No one watch television or use your laptop or I-pad after 4:30 p.m. “Back away from that smart-phone, Johnny! Who’s in for Yacht-zee?!”
And LED’s are of particular concern, as they increase “skyglow” by emitting more blue light than the older bulbs. The city of Los Angeles has installed over 165,000 LEDs in recent years, slashing streetlight energy use by 60 percent and netting $8 million in energy savings annually. This should be hailed by libs as a good thing, no?
No. Because, according to this article, a University of Bristol study found that, “certain moths can’t perform evasive maneuvers against predatory bats under LEDs.”  (You can’t make it up!).
 Also, “artificial lights  can disrupt navigation, mating and feeding among the many nocturnal animals that share our cities.” But enough about Bill Clinton.

There goes that “Shining City on a Hill.”

Let there be…darkness!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The U.S. To Seek Reparations From England

 September 9, 2015
Washington, D.C.

News Syndicate-

                The Obama administration, echoing India’s political class, has demanded that England pay the United States reparations for its hundreds-of-years-long colonial rule of the U.S. “Clearly, the English ruled over ‘the Colonies’ purely for the benefit of England and its peoples,” stated the president. “If any nation in history has a legitimate claim to colonial victim-hood, it would be the United States. It’s about damn time that the limeys admitted this and paid our traumatized nation what it deserves.”
                “We suffered through taxation without representation. We essentially paid for our own oppression, our sailors being impressed into the British navy, and many other slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. Therefore, I hereby call for an official British apology for the Stamp Act, Lexington and Concord and Torvill and Dean’s victory at the 1984 Winter Olympics,” added the president.

                In a rare show of bipartisanship, Republican presidential contender Scott Walker added, “I  would also like to see England acknowledge publicly, officially, and once-and-for-all, that American football is far superior to the English and European Nancy-boy version. I mean, how hard can it be to kick a perfectly round ball when no one can touch you? Try doing something with a ‘ball’ pointed at both ends while numerous 300 pound men are trying to crush you. In a real sport, any violence should be on the playing field, not in the stands.”

Thursday, August 27, 2015

China, Hillary Clinton, Missing E-mails

                That rascally Chinese government is at it again. First they steal state secrets from us, including massive amounts of material pertaining to our military technology. They engage in continual high-level industrial espionage. They’ve pirated movies, music and entertainment. They have deliberately antagonized their neighbors and turned bellicose against us. They continue to build artificial islands in international waters, knowing this administration won’t hold them accountable. They have aided North Korea in targeted internet attacks against American companies and interests.
                Their garbage rolls across the Pacific towards us by the millions of tons. Recent studies show that they have essentially imported their air pollution to our western states, as well. Despite the fact that the U.S. cut its nitrous oxide emissions by 20% in just 5 years from 2005-2010, there has been no corresponding increase in ozone levels in these states, as scientists say an increase in Chinese air-pollution making it to our shores has offset our domestic reductions.
                Over and above all of this, a recent news story claimed that Chinese officials have been reading e-mails of top Obama administration officials since 2010. There is a potential upside to this, however. The Chinese likely know what’s in all those missing Hillary Clinton e-mails! This could become a truly debilitating downside, however, if Hillary were to continue to be successful in her obfuscation/non-disclosure efforts and actually became the next President of the United States. Incredibly, the Chinese might wield dramatically greater blackmail leverage against Hillary than they did against her husband and his administration.
                Yet, if one of her opponents, or potential opponents, was somehow successful in persuading the Chinese to reveal the contents of these e-mails, or even the fact that they have indeed read them, that could be a “game changer.”

                Or not. I mean, she is a Clinton.

Obama Calls Those Who Disagree With Him, "Crazies"

By: Patsies in Decline

Crazy, I'm crazy for thinking so freely                                 
I'm crazy, crazy for disagreeing with you                             
I knew you'd mock me as long as you wanted                      
And then again today call me crazy… anew 
Worry, why do I let myself worry?                                         
Wondering what you’re getting up to?                                  
Crazy for thinking that respect could hold you                      
I'm crazy for trying and crazy for crying  
 And I'm crazy for trusting in you                                                   
Crazy for thinking that reason could sway you                       
I'm crazy for hoping and crazy for changing                                 
And yes I'm crazy for voting for you                                                

(Dedicated to all you “crazies” out there in flyover country- or anywhere else- who dare to exercise your First Amendment rights by disagreeing with President Obama…only to be smeared and called insane. If you're not familiar with this iconic song, please Google the lyrics and music or watch a You-tube version of the great  Patsy Cline performing it).

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Zimbabwe Charges Landowner

                Zimbabwe has formally charged a man on whose land Cecil the lion was shot. The man, whose property abuts the sprawling Hwange National Park, has been accused by prosecutors of allowing an illegal hunt on his land. The gentleman in question allegedly allowed Walter Palmer to shoot the lion with a bow and arrow even though Palmer didn’t have a permit for a lion hunt on his farm, which is separated from the park by railroad tracks. The charge carries a one-year jail term or a $400 fine.

                The name of the accused? Honest Trymore Ndlovu.

                That should have made the front page of every newspaper.
                (We can only hope for a trial: “Do you swear to tell the truth…?”
                “I am Honest, Ndlovu! Of course I do!”

                “A simple ‘I do’ would’ve sufficed).”

Lion Kills Guide In Cecil's Park

                A little-known tour guide has died after being mauled by a lion in the very same park where Cecil, a well-known lion, was killed by a Minnesota dentist.
                Camp Hwange Zimbabwe confirmed the death of Quinn Swales, noting that he had been attacked by “Nxaha,” a male lion, while leading a group on a walking safari.

                Nobody cares.
                                    ******** ****************************************

                (I came across this information on page “A6” of my local paper. There was one column inch devoted to the story. Cecil’s death, on the other hand, was deemed front page news for several days).

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

North Korea Targets Loudspeakers

In 2010, a North Korean submarine “allegedly” fired a torpedo that sunk a South Korean navy ship, killing 46 sailors.  This past August 4th, two South Korean border guards were maimed by land mines “allegedly” planted by North Korea. How did South Korea respond? They allegedly reactivated 11 “batteries” of “propaganda” loudspeakers on their side of the border between the two countries.
Those bastards! North Korea calls the broadcasts that emanate from the speakers, which include criticism of its political system and its leader, Kim Jong-Un, an “act of war.” The North Korean government also called the release of the film, “The Interview,” an “act of war.” Yes, the Hermit Kingdom’s rulers view movies and words that have the audacity to mock them or disagree with them worthy of a military response. Much like the Global Warming Junta sees anyone with the temerity to question their quasi-religious beliefs.

North Korea has issued a deadline to South Korea, stating that if the speakers aren’t removed by 5 pm Saturday, they will be ready to launch “strong military action,” including attacks on the loudspeakers. Attacks on loudspeakers??! That is not a sane impulse, unless one is at a Barbara Streisand concert.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Humans "Should" Be Able To Marry Robots- Part II

                 I can see a man married to a woman robot liking the fact that “she” theoretically would never tire (mentally or physically) of cleaning, cooking, sewing, washing clothes, etc., etc. Properly programmed, she would never bitch about anything at all. Moreover, she would never tire of sex and could be programmed to enjoy every minute of it in shrieking, writhing rapture.
                Women would be able to program their “manbot” to ask them about their day at dinner, and hang on every word of their response. In addition, their robot-betrothed would commiserate with them about that mean co-worker and offer them a shoulder to cry on…indefinitely. They wouldn’t try to actually solve any problem, just offer to feel bad with them. And, of course, their artificially-intelligent significant other would be able to last longer than an average Beattle’s song, unlike their human male counterparts. Forget washboard abs or buns of steel, he’d be made of steel. “Baby, you were a love machine last night” would be a simple statement of fact.
                They would be incapable of organically impregnating their “wives,” yet could be programmed to perform abortion on demand, making them a progressive’s (wet) dream! Liberals would be scrambling to put together legislation granting thousands of dollars in annual tax credits to everyone in robot-human “marriages,” quickly thereafter amending that to robot-human “relationships,” in order to be more inclusive.

                Artificial, sterile, robotic, stiff, inhuman, cold, inorganic, irreligious, uncreative and calculated are all terms that may no longer appear to apply to these machines/robots of the future.

                Ironically, they will then apply to us.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Humans "Should" Be Able To Marry Robots

                “Humans should be able to marry robots,” was the conclusion of Gary Marchant’s recent Slate article titled, “A.I. Thee Wed.” The article, fraught with input from New America and Arizona State University, looked not only at the possibility of machines eventually appearing and acting enough like human beings to make such a “wedding” conceivable, but also at the efficacy and ethics of such an arrangement.
                I was one of those who warned of the coming rapid expansion of marriage, from a sacred bond of man and wife to produce and raise children in the most beneficial manner possible, to…whatever any two or more people or beings want to make of it. (See my June 27, 2015 post, “Marriage Equality Laid Bare”).
                After the Obergefell ruling completely eliminated procreation from the marriage equation, it was obvious that polygamy, incest and God-knows-what-else would be next in line to be recast as simply  alternative- and equally valid- lifestyle choices. I ended my piece by stating that there were those who would opt to marry their smart phones…and cautioned against laughing this idea off. (You can look it up, as the saying goes).
                I must admit, however, that even I was caught off-guard by how quickly this idea of man wedding machine has come to the fore. It has, however, got me to thinking. Would a man be more likely to marry a “female” robot, or would a woman be more likely to marry a “male” robot? It is likely that in this day and age, those are irrelevant- and hurtful, offensive!- questions. If there are 63, or whatever, genders that humans can claim, think of the limitless possibilities for robots! Combine the two and absolutely anything goes, including things several orders of complexity from anything we’ve heretofore thought of. If a few human-robot couples got together for “drinks and cards” on a Saturday night It could make the wildest frat party ever held look like a quilting bee.
                But, since we are just easing into this brave new world, let’s be conservative and think of a single, simple, old-fashioned man or woman and robot pairing. Let’s take a peek at what such a union might look like, shall we?

                Oops, sorry, that’s all the time we have for now. I’m up on a hard break! But we will have that look-see soon, I promise. Part II to come.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Popes And Change

                 Pope Benedict XVI, on December 19th, 2012, asserted that the campaign for granting gays the right to marry was an “attack” on the traditional family consisting of a father, mother and children. He issued a strong denunciation of how people today are manipulating their sex and gender to alter their God-given nature. Benedict also issued a repudiation of gay marriage in one of his annual peace messages, saying gay marriage, like abortion and euthanasia, was a threat to world peace.
                “Those who insufficiently value human life, and in consequence, support among other things the liberalization of abortion perhaps do not realize that in this way they are proposing the pursuit of a false peace,” since peace presupposes protecting the weakest, he wrote in a previous message.
                Ladies and gentlemen, that was one pope ago! The current Pope, Francis, spends much of his time and verbiage attacking the most fruitful, beneficial and liberating economic system the world has ever known. (That would have greatly dismayed Pope John Paul II). And, when asked about gay marriage and the like, responds “Who am I to judge?”
                The progressive, aggressive cultural elite have used their control of academia and the media to drive the change of society’s norms and values so fast that it is literally hard to keep up. Sadly, most people and organizations are trying to do so, in order to be seen as tolerant, “hip”…and “cool.”

               Now even Popes are, too.

               What will the Pope tolerate, condone and espouse just thirty years from now?

               What will that say about us and where will that leave us?

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Presidential Candidates For The 2016 Election

                The Republican presidential candidates for the 2016 election appear to be re-enacting the classic “State Room” scene from the Marx Brothers movie, “A Night at the Opera.” An already crowded field just keeps getting more and more congested, to the point they could not, ultimately, all fit in the same room for a single debate.
                Hillary Clinton is the default candidate on the Democratic side, as well as the presumptive next President of the United States. Yet, on the odd chance that enough people actually start to be turned off by the Clinton Camp’s constant lies, cover-ups, obfuscation, obstruction, arrogant incompetence and apparent unfamiliarity with this new-fangled e-mail thing, I feel it my duty to recognize the other Democratic candidates.
                “What other Democratic candidates?” you say. Believe it or not, there actually are some! Lincoln Chafee, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders and Jim Webb have all announced their candidacies. Lincoln Chafee was previously a Republican (though a liberal establishment one). He then came out of the closet and announced he was actually an Independent. Shortly thereafter, he switched his affiliation to Democrat. My guess is, by the time the election occurs, he will have briefly proclaimed himself to be a Socialist, thereby angering Bernie Sanders, before finally pronouncing himself a card-carrying member of the Communist Party and a stout defender of Stalin. Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders (an actual, admitted Socialist) are just slightly different shades of radical liberal. Jim Webb is completely out of place in this field, as he is clinically sane. Apparently, people named Jeff Boss, Robby Wells and Willie Wilson have declared their candidacies, as well.
                Some Democrats, jealous of the “Big Tent” Republican field, where there are significant differences in the candidate’s positions and honest debate is occurring, are urging Al Gore and Joe Biden to run. This wouldn’t lead to significant differences in their candidate’s positions or honest debate, but it would be incredibly fun! Imagine, if you will, watching Al Gore go after Hillary Clinton! Imagine Obama’s vice-president going after Obama’s former Secretary of State! You’d have to watch North Korea’s Dear Leader Kim Jong-un and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei mud-wrestle in a San Francisco gay bar to equal that kind of enjoyment!

                Come on in boys, there’s room for a couple more!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Anti-Definition League

“Labeling” anything, for any reason, is now considered so confining, parochial and nonsensical that Target has removed gender specific signage from their toy aisles, stating that it “no longer serves our customers in these rapidly changing times.” According to a spokesperson, many parents have recently expressed their outrage at the company’s attempt to indicate that some products might be more likely to be used or appreciated by one sex over the other. This egregious example of stereotyping obviously mocks the desire for progressive enlightenment that all good people share.  Yes, the adjectives “masculine” and “feminine” are outmoded and constricting.
I would ask, why stop there? Why do we allow use of the terms “north” and “south,” for example? Is that not limiting, confining and ultimately confusing? What about places that may be both north and south, let alone east and west, or some combination of these? Or none of them. I mean, we’ve effectively eliminated the concepts of “good” and “bad.” And black and white.  The idea of distinct, finite and separate genders has been thoroughly debunked, as well. So…pink and blue? Really?  What about ultramarine, lilac or cerulean?! What if these esoteric yet disparate constructs don’t even exist? And do we discriminate against those who profess to be or recognize no color? What if there is a color concept as yet unimagined and we’ve been blithely attempting to identify, categorize and define all hues, shades and tones anyway? Perhaps this whole endeavor has been offensive, confining and hurtful?

The defining attribute of modern, politically-correct liberals is their insistence that there is no such thing as definition.
 That means there is no given meaning or significance to anything.

By definition.
Look it up. But I guess we don’t need dictionaries anymore.


Monday, August 17, 2015

Elsa, Is That You?

          Katherine Chappell went to South Africa on a volunteer mission to protect wildlife.
             Ironically, as reported by CNN,  the 29-year-old American was taking photos of a pride of lions at a safari park on Monday, June 1st, when one of them leaped up against the vehicle she was in and fatally attacked her.
            Pierre Potgieter, a 66-year-old South African tour operator, was driving Chappell around the park. While inside the lion enclosures, they stopped to view a group of the animals. Apparently, at this point, “Chappell rolled down the passenger window in order to take photographs,” according to Potgieter’s company, Calabash Tours. She apparently didn’t notice that one of the lions was approaching her vehicle from the side.
            CNN reported that a source close to the investigation, speaking on condition of anonymity, claimed that people in other vehicles honked their horns, attempting to get Chappell’s and Potgieter’s attention. The lioness stopped about a meter away from the vehicle. Chappell continued taking pictures. The lioness then lunged at the car and bit the woman through the open window. Potgieter contends that he tried to fend the lion off, suffering injuries to his arm- and a possible heart attack- as he did so, according to Calabash Tours. The lion eventually backed off, leaving Chappell bleeding profusely from her neck, as Potgieter applied continual pressure to try to stop it, the tour company stated. An ambulance arrived within minutes, averred a Lion Park spokesperson, but not in time to save Chappell, who died at the scene. The “incident” is under investigation by authorities.
            Park guests are warned not to open their windows, according to the park’s assistant operations manager, Scott Simpson. There are conflicting reports over how many of the vehicle’s windows were open and when, as per the CNN article. Lion Park has cited witnesses as saying that both the passenger’s and driver’s windows were open. Potgieter, however, “strongly denies that they were driving around the lion enclosures with open windows, the tour company stated.
            Lion Park said it was “incredibly sad that a life had to be lost in this manner.”         
          "Katie was a brilliant, kind, adventurous and high-spirited woman," a family member said in a Facebook post. "Her energy and passion could not be contained by mere continents or oceans."
           A memorial service was held Saturday, June 6th, in her hometown of Rye, New York.
           Chappell was a visual-effects engineer who had worked on such movies as "Godzilla," "Divergent" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Most recently she was employed by visual-effects firm Scanline VFX, where her team won an Emmy for its work on a season 4 episode of "Game of Thrones."
           Simpson said the lion would be taken to a second property while the park “investigates” the attack. It will not be euthanized.
            This attack occurred just weeks before a Minnesota dentist on a big game hunt shot Cecil the lion, an act that resulted in a world-wide uproar.
            You have almost certainly heard of the dastardly “murderof Cecil, the lion, but most of you probably don’t know that Katie Chappell was killed by a lion.
            That is not something we should take pride in.
            Walter Palmer, the dentist who shot Cecil, went into hiding. The lioness who killed Katie did not. Zimbabwe has called for Mr. Palmer to be extradited to face trial in that country. Katie’s family has not called for the extradition of the lioness.
            Katie Chappell is dead. Walter Palmer’s life has been destroyed. Yet everyone is rooting for the lions.
            Nero would be proud.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Trans-Species Community- It's Wild!

                Move over transgender folks, the trans-specied are here and demanding their time in the sun! In fact, you and your movement are becoming passe’, parochial, boring. The trans-species ones are the new hipsters, the vanguard of a glorious, progressive future.
                The GLBTGQ family will now expand to become the GLBTGQTS community.  “Bessie,” transitioning to a Danish Jersey Cow, was formerly known as “Tom,” and was a bartender in Simi Valley, CA. Bessie says she has known she wasn’t meant to be in a human boy’s body since the 6th grade when nobody asked him (her) to the Sadie Hawkins dance. She is undecided if she will complete the transition, but is leaning toward staying where she is, sporting a full set of udders and a tail, but no hooves and only two legs. The trans-species community, according to Bessie, “Just feels right…like one big but diverse family.”
               There are numerous subgroups of the rapidly growing trans-species community, including “furries,” “species-questioning,” “species-fluid,” “bi-specied,””species-queer,” “pan-species,””species non-conforming,” the “aspecied,” etc. Experts say that most people don’t realize how complex and fluid species identity is. ”It’s like the old Almond-Joy/Mounds candy bar commercial, you know? ‘Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t?’” said “Kita,” who identifies as a cis-gendered Alaskan Malamute who was formerly a lawyer named Bethany. The “shape-shifters” are an offshoot of the trans-species community who claim that they can- and do-  routinely switch back and forth between their human and animal forms.
                The trans-species community is demanding that all restrooms in public spaces be designated “unispecies,” to avoid unfair discrimination against any members of their minority group…even though, as animals, they are free to urinate and defecate anywhere in the great outdoors, as well. As Kita stated, “Why should a human be able to use any given restroom, but not an animal? Or why should it be okay for, say, a squirrel to use it but not a horse or an orangutan? I mean, it’s just common sense, right?!”
                Numerous colleges and universities are now offering trans-species facilities. Attitudes toward the trans-specied are progressing almost apace with technology. Several colleges are considering adding trans-species studies to their curriculum and at least one of those may offer a major in the newly popular discipline.
               Scientifically speaking, “Species dysphoria” is closely related to trans-species identification, and is sometimes experienced in the context of sexual arousal to the image of one’s self as an animal.

As a brother of mine has often said, “It is a wild and woolly world in which we live!”

He didn’t know how right he was.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

More State Democratic Parties Erasing Ties To Jefferson, Jackson

                The Democratic Party doesn’t value history. It values political-correctness above all things. In my July 30th post, “The United States Declares Its Independence From Thomas Jefferson- Part II,” I reported that the Connecticut state Democratic Party had taken (Thomas) Jefferson’s and (Andrew) Jackson’s names off of their annual fundraising dinner. I suggested that this was just the start of a swelling anti-Jefferson, anti-Founder movement.
                (Democratic Party dinners all around the country have been called Jefferson-Jackson dinners in honor of the party’s alleged founders so often and for so long that they literally got to be known as “JJ’s,” among the faithful).
                Already, Georgia, Missouri and Iowa have followed Connecticut’s lead and have made Jefferson and Jackson personas-non-grata at their party’s biggest functions. Five other states are currently considering banning the Sage of Monticello and Old Hickory from their big dinners, as well. More are sure to follow.
                Party heads say that, “The two men no longer represent what it means to be a Democrat.” While that statement is sadly true, it doesn’t get to the crux of the matter. The Democratic Party no longer represents the Founder’s genius, creativity, courage and grace. Moreover, it completely ignores- or openly mocks- natural law, the foundation and sole basis of true freedom and the idea that “all men are created equal.” Natural law is the solitary guardian of the individual and his or her rights to life, liberty, property (and the pursuit of happiness), the principle that made America unique among all nations in history.
 Most of the early American settlers came to this country to escape tyrannical government. Natural law protects the people from tyrannical government, precisely the reason today’s Democratic Party despises the concept.
And what it has historically meant to be an American. (Hence, “fundamental change”).
                What the party does now stand for, according to Iowa Democratic Chairwoman Andy McGuire, is “inclusiveness, diversity and equality.”
                This is, like almost everything else coming out of Democrats mouths these days, demonstrably not the case. In fact, exactly the opposite is true. The party is certainly not inclusive as regards our Founders or of Caucasian men, for example. It clearly does not tolerate diversity of thought, belief or opinion, especially as regards abortion or global warming. And equality? I guess Black Lives Matter, but baby’s lives don’t.
                Think I’m exaggerating? Of course, all lives matter, black lives equally with whites, the young, old, men, women, etc., etc. But a couple high-profile members of the Democratic Party said just that recently, speaking at different venues. They were booed, jeered and mocked by their supporters.
                They apologized for offending many in their audiences (by having the temerity to utter, “all lives matter”).
                It’s no wonder the Democrat’s have only one party-approved candidate for the 2016 presidential election. It’s no wonder they don’t like debates. They don’t exactly encourage free-flowing exchanges of views, they stifle them. 

                Like Stalinists in the past, they no longer believe there is anything to debate.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

White House Blocks Pentagon Report Of Russian Missile Treaty Violation

                An assessment of recent Russian political and military action, conducted by the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, has brought to light a significant violation of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
                Air Force General Philip Breedlove has stated that this violation “can’t go unanswered.” Critics of the Obama administration have charged that it has been covering up this particular violation for months if not years. It is a simple fact that Putin’s ever-more belligerent Russia has been walking away from international norms- and treaties- more frequently in recent months.
                Representative Mike Rogers, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee, said this report is badly needed in Congress so that it may assess efforts to address the problem. But, says Rogers, it “seems to stay tied up in the White House.” We are all stunned, I’m sure.
                Ronald Reagan negotiated this treaty with Michael Gorbachev. He flatly stated, “trust, but verify.”
                Sadly, it is now easy to verify that Putin's Russia can’t be trusted.

                And neither can the Obama administration.


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Iran And Russia Conducting Joint Military Operations

             I can’t keep up. I stated in my July 30 blog, “The New Evil Empire,” that Iran, Russia, China and North Korea are forming a defacto military alliance. That is disconcerting to say the least, as they, along with ISIS, form the five biggest threats to the United States.
Since then, the story broke that Iran and Russia are conducting joint military operations this week. Russian warships docked in Iran’s Anzali port this past Sunday in preparation for “naval exercises.” Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Naval Commander Ali Fadavi stated that Iran is “ready to give such a powerful response to the slightest move of the U.S. that it won’t be able to make any other moves.”
That kind of insane and provocative language is the opposite of what one hears out of the U.S. State Department, which at times appears comatose and at others seems actually in league with our enemies.
We’ve also learned recently that Iran has published a book on how to outwit the U.S. and destroy Israel. Step one: get U.S. citizens to elect a “community organizer” who wants to “fundamentally transform” his own country.
Okay, that’s not really in the book. But this is: the intention to, “eliminate the cancerous tumor” that is Israel, the “ally of the American Great Satan.”
And this administration begged for, signed off on -and is hell-bent on ratifying- a treaty with this nation?!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Grin And Bear It?

                 Lance Crosby, a 63 year old hiker and (ironically) a seasonal urgent care employee of Medcor, was killed in a suspected grizzly bear attack in Yellowstone National Park late this past week. His body was found partially consumed.
                The bear, if located, is not scheduled to be put down. No world-wide outrage has been detected, nor has any social-media firestorm broken out. The bear’s den has not been vandalized as of this writing. No one has yet called Mr. Crosby “beloved,” or “iconic.” It is not believed the bear had the proper license to take Mr. Crosby, and, in fact, the bear has poached other animals in the recent past. No entity is calling for the bear to be extradited. It is not known if the grizzly attempted to lure Mr. Crosby out of the park.
According to authorities, bear attacks in the park are extremely rare. Experts are blaming the attack on a severe toothache that was afflicting the big bruin. One such expert lamented, “Mr. Crosby didn’t need to die. All that bear needed was a good dentist.”


Sunday, August 9, 2015

These Are Not Your Father's Flags

                 There are now so many “official” flags of the various component groups of the LGBTG-Pride movement in existence that it’s hard to keep track of them all. There is the basic, garden-variety Rainbow Flag. Also, the Asexual Flag, the Genderqueer Flag, the Pansexual Flag, the Bear Flag, the Bi Pride Flag, the Leather Pride Flag, the Lesbian Pride Flag, the Gay Pride Flag and the Transgender Flag, just to name a few. (If you don’t think I’m serious, Google it/them). I don’t even know what some of them mean, or where they came from.
                What I am curious about, as we are about to start running these flags up real, “official” flag-poles, is what would cause LGBTG leaders to lower their flags to half-mast out of sorrow and/or respect, much as the American flag has been flown lately.
                Would it be the soaring price of dental dams? The cancellation of “Glee,” “Modern Family,” or “the New Normal?”
                What is the proper way to handle these flags? When, exactly, should they be flown?

                Inquiring minds want to know!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Gay Youths More Likely Than Straight Peers To Get Pregnant!

               “More gay teens are getting pregnant” read the headline on the front page of the August 6th edition of the StarTribune newspaper.
                No they are not.
                I didn’t analyze the data, nor did I interview pregnant youths as researchers for the Rainbow Health Initiative did. Yet, I can still state with certainty that gay teens are not getting pregnant. Period. By definition. (Unless there are young lesbians keen to be artificially inseminated).
                The article the headline was touting opened, “At a time when teen pregnancy rates across the state are at historic lows, the numbers for gay teens are surprisingly high.” Surprisingly! It further stated, “In Minnesota, these young people are far more likely than their straight peers to become pregnant or have gotten someone pregnant, according to a recent analysis of data on adolescent sexual health.” (Italics mine). Hmm.
                I realize there have been remarkable advances in science and technology lately, but to the best of my knowledge males are still incapable of becoming pregnant and females can’t naturally impregnate other females. Therefore, I knew, the culprit-as usual- had to be the politically-correct parsing of words. I turned to page eight and read on, as eventually some honesty leached into the story.
                The findings lumped bisexual, transgender, questioning and “gender-fluid” kids in with gays and lesbians and simply, lazily used the term “gay” to label them all. Turns out, among the “revelatory” findings, bisexual females (the promiscuous) were five times more likely to have been pregnant than straight females. Knock me over with a feather.
                Also, the students broadly painted with the big, “gay” brush were twice as sexually active as their straight peers. Still, some analysts were purportedly shocked by the extent of this group’s risk-taking behavior. Really?
                Incredibly, some pointed to a general lack of sexual health education for LGBTQ youth as a factor. The massive onslaught of sex education in general and recognition and promotion of alternative lifestyles is literally impossible to avoid. There are clubs, support groups, hotlines, websites, etc., specifically for LGBTQ youth, in addition to free birth control accoutrements in almost every high school and community in the nation.
                Later on we learn that, “The use of alcohol or drugs during sex was more common among LGBTQ youths,” at least according to a Teenwise Minnesota report. Another shocker. “This may be a contributing factor to higher rates of pregnancy among LGBQ youth,” the report’s authors wrote. You guys are on a roll! Teenwise is obviously staffed by budding sleuths that would make Sherlock Holmes look like Inspector Clouseau! Alcohol and drug use contributes to higher pregnancy rates for all humans. Possibly robins, lemurs and wombats, too, for all we know.
                One girl spoke of being high while having sex with men. “I was with this, like, drug dealer guy when I shot up meth, so me, like, sleeping with men actually ties in with my drug addiction,” she said in the report. “Because, like, whenever I get high or need drugs, because my addiction was really bad, I would sleep with guys. Which is really bad. It was just gross and disgusting.”
                So, like, she used her body to ply drugs out of these men, and didn’t call her whorish behavior or drug use disgusting? I’m sure she feels like a victim. She did smear heterosexuals and the act that made her as “gross and disgusting.” If an allegedly “homophobic” (rather than “heterophobic”) person had made those remarks to describe gay sex, they would be charged with “hate speech.” Or worse.
                “Unintended pregnancy is huge in the LGBT youth world,” averred the director of clinical programs for a local community sexual health clinic. No, it’s not. It is, apparently, in the BT community. It is impossible in the LG community, or else they have been miscategorized.
                The clinic’s director also was quoted as saying, “sexual identity is complex and more fluid than most people realize.”
                Just like the left’s view of the Constitution.

                Or truth.


Friday, August 7, 2015

Obama Administration To Push Paid Sick Leave

Washington, D.C.
August 5, 2015
                The Obama administration has drafted an executive order that would force any company that contracts with the federal government to give paid leave to employees who are sick, seeking medical attention (?) or need to care for a sick ‘relative.’ Well, that’s cut and dried. No room for interpretation or abuse there!

Washington, D.C.
August 12, 2015

                Administration officials say the executive order is still under review and open to “enhancement.” Some in the Obama camp want to “open up” and reword the order so as to further liberalize it. Suggestions are being weighed, such as forcing said companies to extend paid leave to those  employees that are “sick and tired, sick and tired of being sick and tired, sick of work, seeking attention, and also to those who need to care for a sick acquaintance.”  

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Founderphobia (Jefferson Lives?)

                In response to the latest backlash against “white privilege” and its attendant pro-slavery symbols and history, Jefferson (Bus) Lines is re-branding itself as “George Jefferson Bus Lines,” after the beloved black protagonist in the hit television series that ran from 1975 until 1985. A company spokesperson said, “We just wanted to clarify which Jefferson we were really named after. We couldn’t be more proud of our history or our namesake.” Jefferson Lines was established in 1919.
                In a related story, the iconic rock band Jefferson Starship (aka Jefferson Airplane) released a statement earlier today allowing that they will henceforth be known as “Lincoln Starship.”
                Additionally, the Jefferson City, Missouri, City Council announced yesterday that the town would forevermore be known as “Obama City,” and that it is deeply proud of “this fundamental transformation of our fair burg.”
                Last week, Bloomington Jefferson High School in Bloomington, Minnesota, announced it will now be officially dubbed, “Bloomington LGBTG High School,” in honor of our more deserving sexually and gender-diverse communities.
                Moreover, the Obama administration has announced plans to remove Jefferson from the nickel beginning in 2016. He will be replaced by Louis Farrakhan. In addition, “In God We Trust” will be replaced on the formerly-Jefferson-nickel by the slogan “Screw You Jew Bastards.” The term “Liberty,” also on the previously-Jefferson-adorned coin will be supplanted by “Arbeit Machs Du Frei, Ya?” The depiction of Monticello on the back of the nickel will go away, as well, to be replaced by a hammer and sickle.
                President Obama released a statement just hours ago, “affirming how proud I am of the progress this country has made under my peerless leadership, despite the objections and obfuscations of the religious troglodytes, the reactionary racists, the Fox News Fascists, the country-music-loving, Confederate-flag-waving-whackos, those in fly-over country pathetically and dangerously clinging to their God and their guns, and other assorted name-calling and mean-spirited weirdos that keep us from coming together as one great nation.”


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

"What Lion?"

            Oddly enough, Zimbabwe’s officials, at least in the immediate aftermath of Cecil the lion’s demise, were perplexed at the reaction in the U.S. and elsewhere. Zimbabwe’s acting information minister, Prisca Mupfumira, asked “What lion?” when initially pressed for a comment about Cecil. Since then, the government has realized they have been handed a golden opportunity to claim victim status and have donned that mantle, even calling for Walter Palmer to be extradited to Zimbabwe. The country’s residents have far more pressing concerns, however, such as attempting to stay alive, and remain astonished at  American furor over the issue.
Zimbabwe’s unemployment rate currently stands at about 80%. The country has little or no electricity. Water is in short supply. They are still recovering from an inflation rate of roughly one billion percent a decade or so ago. It takes 175 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars to buy an American five-dollar bill. Honest Abe.
                “Why are the Americans more concerned than us,” stated one villager. “We never hear them speak out when villagers are killed by lions and elephants in Hwange.”


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Death To American Credibility

                 The Obama administration (along with several other nation’s governments) reached a tentative “accord” with Iran on a nuclear weapons treaty last week. Even as negotiators worked towards an agreement, Iran’s “Supreme Leader” was excoriating the United States. Now that the agreement has been achieved, he is still calling for the struggle against the U.S. to continue, amid his countrymen’s chants of, “Death to America!” and “Death to Israel!”
                In fact, recently he tweeted out a graphic showing President Obama holding a gun to his head, implying that it would be suicide for him to mess with Iran. And the Democrats called  ‘W’ a cowboy?! The message with the graphic stated in part, “If any war happens, the one who will emerge loser will be the aggressive and criminal U.S.”(Note to the Ayatollah, get a better translator/proofreader!).
                And we still went through with the deal and are even now committed to it?!! Doesn’t make us look pathetic at all, does it? What we need to do, in young people’s parlance, is “go all Teddy Roosevelt on his ass.” A simple, “Shut up and go lay by your dish,” would’ve sufficed. A little Reagan-esque humor is called for, too, “The bombing begins in ten minutes. Oh, the mike is still on?” (That “throwaway” line may have helped prevent World War III. Literally).
                What other serious military or weapons systems negotiations have taken place, let alone been concluded, with one party continually berating the other in the most brazen and unhinged manner?
                Even during the Paris Peace Accords, the North Vietnamese communists didn’t try threatening the U.S. with destruction or call the United States “the Great Satan.” No wonder why Israel is incredulous- and angry.
                Imagine the negotiations for the German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact before World War II. Of course it was a sham and a ploy, but what if Stalin had called Hitler a “Nancy-Boy” and stated that the Soviet Union could “crush the silly Third-Reich with one arm tied behind our collective backs!” Helpful? Or if Hitler had continually made fun of Stalin’s height or his vodka choices and called the USSR, say, “’the Union of Poor, Vodka and Borscht-Besotted, Potato Lovers,’ who better watch out or we’ll kick your ass…but please sign the pact.” Probably not going to help the process along.
                This president is famously thin-skinned when a Republican, or anyone else, in his native country disagrees with him or simply doesn’t show him total deference. Yet he allows himself to be pushed around and mocked, abused and bullied by almost every other nation’s heads and representatives.
                And it has also come to light that the International Atomic Energy Agency (I.A.E.A.) has negotiated separate “side deals” with Iran that Iran claims cannot be revealed to the Americans- or anybody else. These deals were allowed to occur because the Obama administration agreed to allow the I.A.E.A. and Iran to go forward with them, explicitly against U.S. law.


                Or how I wish that it was.


Saturday, August 1, 2015

News Blues

                Cecil the lion has been shot! But you probably know that unless you’ve been in a coma the last few days, as it has literally been front page news every day since.
                In yet another example of our rapidly deteriorating ability to rationally prioritize, here are the three headlines/topics, top to bottom, deemed worthy of front page, center, coverage for the Friday, July 31, edition of the StarTribune. Top, above the fold, “U.S. to probe lion’s death.” (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials admitted that the lion is not protected under U.S. law, but said they share Zimbabwe’s interest in protecting threatened animals. Animal-rights imperialism is here!).
                Second, just below the fold, “AMID WALLEYE CRISIS, OLD ENMITIES.” (Walleye “crisis”? Yes, one popular central Minnesota lake’s walleye population is down. And yes, the headline was in all caps).
                And at bottom, “Vaccine for turkey flu could be announced within a week.” (The article went on to bemoan the fact that the flu has wiped out about 10% of Minnesota’s annual turkey production).
                It wasn’t until page three that the paper got around to printing the story of authorities possibly finding parts of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and how the relatives of those 239 souls aboard the plane have been in an agonizing limbo, as the A.P. article accurately termed it, for the past 16 months since the plane went missing.
                The article headlined, “War’s youngest victims,” was on page three as well, below the one on Malaysian Flight 370, but this one only chronicled the 4 million refugees who’ve fled Syria’s brutal civil war. Oh yeah, and the 10,000 children who have died in the four-year old conflict.

I mean, hello, it’s not like a lion was shot or anything.

Addendum: as of Saturday evening, August 1st, there are ( amazingly poorly written, nearly incoherent) news reports online stating that “Jericho,” Cecil’s brother, has been poached as well. Or not, depending on which hysterical source one cares to believe, if any. If true, this could push the world over the edge.

Hillary Clinton, Lois Lerner, Tom Brady...And A Call To Reason

Lois Lerner and her missing, now assuredly self-abused hard-drive, haven’t caused much, if any, real angst among Americans. Targeting  specific groups is “A, OK” with the leftists who control the mainstream media, as is covering that fact up and obstructing justice. As long as those targeted groups are conservative.
                Neither can Americans work up any kind of anger or disgust for Hillary Clinton’s abuse of State Department protocols, or her numerous “missing” e-mails,  connected as they may or may not be to the Clinton Foundation’s receiving millions of dollars from foreign countries.

                Those issues only involve the integrity of the Republic’s elected officials and our national security.

                Tom Brady throwing away his cell-phone, however? Well, by God, that’s beyond the pale! A person’s sense of ethics can only take so much abuse! And, if he is trying to cover up potential knowledge of some footballs being under-inflated by a couple of pounds-per-square-inch, well, that would be too heinous to contemplate!
                There are those who honestly would be happier if Walter Palmer, D.D.S., had shot Tom Brady the Patriot instead of Cecil the lion.