Monthly Archives: July 2015

“I Feel Like a Number”

“Opening minds and angravating liberals since 2001”

“I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.”

Genesis 3:19 / John 3:16

 

My Friends and Fellow I||III||||II’s:

Hey, do you have one of those cars with a computer?   (Well, unfair questions, if your car is under about twenty-five years old.)

OK, then do you have GPS?

A cell phone?

Open emails that come from people, places or things that you do not know?

Y’ever answer the phone and there is no one there or, they hang up immediately (well, the auto-dialer does, once it records your number as a “live” number.)

And don’t tell me that you have one of those Apple Watch phones, or a FitBit or the like, do you?

There once was a statement what was 100% true: “If you don’t do anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about.”

Er, yeah, that was true when we KNEW what was right and wrong. I mean WE know what is right and wrong as filtered through our moral convictions, religious views and the like.

But now, that is no longer true to some, you thought crime criminals!

Some of you can prolly figure where this is going. (By all means, let me know as the Muse is not talking much these days.) But as I look around I see our freedoms eroding daily and they are being replaced by assaults on our sensibilities.

I said ages ago that we are living an Orwellian 1984. Many of you scoffed and laughed. Many were the same who took me to task for claiming that Biff was a socialist and others who mocked my references to my pretend reader, Lars, at the, er, er, um “Northumberland Salmon Authority”, nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

I have never professed to be the smartest tool in the book, or, even smart at all. I do take the time to take a look at what is going on with a wary eye. I have told you all to do this. Yet I get emails telling me I am all wrong, at first.

Well, I used to get more but I think by now all the Libs have either unsubscribed or simply ignore the fire alarms, so I am not castigated as much as before. You see, the Libs hate the truth and especially when you have the facts or data to prove them wrong.

After all, it is far, far easier to stick your fingers in your ears and make noises to block out those nasty old facts rather than saying: “Let me see if this guy is right” and showing some intellectual honesty.

Anywho…

In the process of applying for positions, I notice that many companies want you to apply via Facebook, or link them to your Facebook page for your “information.”

Why?

I mean, on most company’s websites, even though you download your resume, they still want you to enter the same information. Yet others, populate the application with the resume data and may ask for expiation on certain items. What more could Facebook possibly offer?

Well if you post pictures of kitties and puppies, or your kids and grandkids, or non-offensive “non-religious inspirational” sayings, well, you have nothing to worry about, and there is no information for these entities to garner.

But if you are like certain people and everyone that certain person knows, some Facebook pages might reveal the musings, posts, links, comments and so on that might be considered double-plus ungood by certain entities, the type that might cause the Human Resources manager to say: “Thanks for playing! Good day, sir. Good bye!”

Recall the story of the frog in the increasingly hot water and the one of the pigs taking the grain as the fence was built around them. Yet, far too many people are saying “Gee I love this warm water!” and “Wow! Free food!”

I find it “interesting” that there is all this talk of “privacy” by many people in gummint and the SRCFM. Of course, those are lies and canards.

I can see someone at home saying: “Hey, Madge, did you see the article where Senator Pantsonfire is going to introduce a ‘Privacy Act’ in Congress? That would be great.”

Yes! Indeed! Just like the “Twilight Zone” episode “How to Serve Man”, which was a cook book or Biff’s so-called “Affordable Care Act.”

Other than being an outright lie, such a bill would be a “just ignore the man behind the curtain” trick, except that we are all ignoring Toto.

When I listed those items above I did so to show that even without an RFID chip you have no privacy. (“No, really, it is fine, and besides, we already know everything about you and where you are. Hold still, you may feel a stick…”)

The computers in newer cars are not just controls for the car but have GPS capabilities and the capacity to act as a car’s “Black Box.” (Think of “Progressive Insurance” owned by that progressive. The “snap shot” device they offer under the guise of giving you lower rates is a recording of where you go, when you drive, did you speed or anything else that might be self-incriminating.)

Your cell phone has GPS and there are far too many apps that demand that you allow them 24/7 access to your phone, even if you are not using it. Recall, phones pick up your voice. They can do that even if not making a call. You do the math.

FitBit and even worse, the Apple Watch. Do you really want others to know when you get up, go to sleep, exercise, where you are, what your biometrics, pulse, blood pressure and so on are?

Can you see me? No, because I have a piece of tape over the camera on my computer. Which does not have to be on Skype or some other program to be active.

Do you have a cable box? Is it remote control? Did you know the remote eye can be purposed to remotely watch YOU.

You have no privacy, even in your own home, unless you live off the grid with a lead shield over your home to prevent ELINT and thermal radiation gathering.

But I am prolly not playing with a full deck. I mean, where do I come up with these things?

Again, right there in plain sight. (Always the best place to hide something.)

I read the disclaimers, the “Acceptance” info for an app and just about everywhere else that there is some kind of communication device in use. I mean, there are no such legal disclaimers on a toaster or lawnmower.

Yet one will sign a cable contract or iPhone app that says “Right-o old chum. We have the right to monitor your every move and we can advise the federales if we so wish. You may wish to be careful coming out of the shower or engaging in certain activities as we may make them available to others for a profit.”

Still, people will read the disclaimers and say “Oh, well, they are just protecting themselves. They would never do anything like that.” Silly me, of course they would not. Just ask the people in Germany, Russia, China and other places of seventy or eighty years ago.

What drives me completely up a wall is someone saying that our freedoms are safe and we have all kinds of privacy protections. Then on the news, there is an accident or a crime and that same person will say “How come they don’t have this on surveillance cameras? Where are the cameras?”

Yeah, sure, I get it.   Nothing says “privacy” like cameras covering every square inch of the country.

I tell you, do you want to know what would make me feel safe? A camera and microphone and a live 24/7/365 feed to C-SPAN channels 4 through 5000 with every member of Congress, the Cabinet and their staffs and the entire Wh’ite House (rezidents and workers) as stars of their own network.

Perhaps if all their works were on public display and scrutiny, we would not have the canards, machinations and outright lies.

Just sayin.’

“Our Interest Is Flagging”

 

“Opening minds and angravating liberals since 2001”

“I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.”

Genesis 3:19 / John 3:16

 

My Friends and Fellow Flag Wavers:

Excuse me for thinking clearly, but when did the Civil War end?

Was it a week ago?  Two weeks?  A CENTURY AND A HALF? I dunno?

(And I know, I know, in some circles it is not called the “Civil War” but the “War of Southern Succession.”  And I know, the war “ain’t” over yet.  I know, I know…  And being a Southerner myself –  Brooklyn being about as far south as one can go in New York – I understand. And all y’all know that I have spent a good deal of time in the South.  But, that is not the point.)

As you know by now, there is no such of a thing as a “coincidence.”  Even if there are certain things which seem to have odd similarities or periods of occurrences, in this Maladministration the incidences of “coincidences” are so common, that there is little doubt that many are manufactured.

Then again, it could simply be that old Liberal saying: “Never let a crisis go to waste.”

A few weeks back, nine people were murdered in Church by some nut.  (God Rest their souls and if you have to die, what better place.)  It was determined that this kid considered himself a “White Supremacist.”  And what do all “White Supremacists” have? (Other than a broken mind like all supremacists.)

That’s right!  He had a “Confederate Flag”, aka “The Stars and Bars.”  (BTW, that is not the only, or “onlyest” Confederate Flag.)

Biff et al, seized this opportunity to link some dum-bass cracker (sorry, “Saltine-American”),  and his horrific and unforgivable act and the Confederate Flag.

He created a more damning, damaging and, as is his wont, divisive atmosphere.

For some reason, after pictures of this killer and his flag are circulated, all of a sudden there was a hue and cry to ban the rebel flag. (No need to get into the histrionics of the actions of many, particularly the Solons in the South Carolina legislature.)

First off, there is no way that I am excusing this killer for his actions.  Neither am I passing judgment on the flying of the flag in question.  But as the following was mentioned nowhere in the SRCFM anywhere or at any time, let’s offer a compare and contrast, shall we?

This deranged kid kills nine people.  His background life is sketchy. There is a pic or two of him with a rebel flag.  Within nanoseconds, there is a demand to banish the Stars and Bars.

Compare that to:

There is a deranged army major who kills even more than this dirtbag and wounds scores more.  His background is well known.  There is a trail of information suggesting his radicalization to Islam.  He screams “Allah Akbar” or whatever as he is shooting. But, sayeth Biffus Minimus, we “can’t rush to conclusions, we can’t say this is a terrorist attack.”

No, this was not a “terrorist attack” this was “workplace violence.”  For it to be a “terrorist attack” there must be a “terrorist” or someone who is radicalized and generally ascribe their actions to their god by yelling “Allah Akbar” or whatever as he commits his heinous deeds.

I am sure NOW you can see the difference between what Major Nidal did and a terrorist attack.

In fact, we were warned and warned again not to judge, not to say this was a terrorist attack, not to mention Nidal was Muslim, in fact we were not to mention anything with the hope it would simply go away.

But, the bodies of the murdered in Charleston  are still warm and here is Biff telling us to judge, to jump to conclusions, to make links to non-existent groups, to DIVIDE, to create animus, to further his goals.

(While I doubt there is any linkage between this act, Donald Trump, recent SCOTUS opinions and other things, I assure you Biff is looking at each and every one of them to see how it will further his agenda. I ASSURE you, we will visit all of these topics in upcoming issues, some of which are already marinating.)

Gov. Haley was in a not-so envious position of being forced to make a decision regarding the placement of the flag at the capitol.   But, be that as it may, she acted, hastily and with coercion, but she acted nonetheless.

But out of the dark corners, the puddles of mud, the sewers of political life, come the haters, the race-baiters, the poverty pimps the collective ticks on the backside of the alleged disenfranchised.  Yes, the alleged “Rev.” $harptons of the world.

All of a sudden, there were Confederate Flags everywhere!  This flag, invented a few weeks before the murders, were placed in every public building, two or more in buildings in the South, and all who owned one or expressed any non-negative opinions about it were obviously racist bigots who prolly still owned slaves like Ben Affleck did.

Except for one thing.  NONE of that is true.

Yes, same page, different book.  Substitute “rifle” for “flag” and you have the same kind of lies and misinformation used to defame gun owners.

There is no intelligent discussion here, there is no exchange of facts and opinions.  The 2nd Amendment has been with us since the adoption of the Constitution, the Stars and Bars since the Civil War.  These are not new ideas or concepts.

(Of course SCOTUS has a funny way of reading things which are not there and their ignorance of the laws of unintended consequence.  I assure you, we will visit those aspects.)

To listen to Biff, $harpton and the rest of the racist clowns out there, you would think that “Yokel, Inc.” was started by some chinless inbred with a single digit IQ and THAT was how they came up with the rebel flag a few weeks ago.

I say, if they want to use “facts” to make their case (which they do not, but as they are close to some we must connect the dots for them), why can’t we.

I am sure we can all agree on a number of things, things which can be proven and the history of which has not yet been rewritten:

The Democrat Party was the party of slavery.

The Republican Party was formed to end slavery.

The Democrat Party fought against citizenship and voting rights of the freed slaves and their descendants.

The Republican Party fought for citizenship and voting rights of the freed slaves and their descendants.

The Democrat Party fought and voted against a number of civil rights acts for the blacks.

The Republican Party fought and voted for a number of civil rights acts for the blacks, especially the land mark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and again in 1968.

The Ku Klux Klan was a “fraternal group” of ex-Confederate soldiers.  They were almost exclusively Democrats. They hated Yankees, Blacks, Catholics, Jews and other friends of mine.

There is no such racist post-Civil War group of Republicans.

These KKK Democrats ADOPTED the Stars and Bars as their flag.

The Republicans seemed to be content with the Stars and Stripes.

The Democrats elected any number of Ku Klux Klan members to congress and one certain Democrat president nominated and had approved a Ku Klux Klan member to SCOTUS.

The Democrats include Biff, the Mooch, $harpton, Jack$on, Komrade De Blah Zero, Chuck Schemer, Nasty Pelosi, boxing dummy Dingy Harry, Lil Mr. Debbie Wassermanhyphenshultz, the entire cabinet, NAACP, NARAL, NORMAL, etc., etc.

The Republicans include Perry, Cruz, Rubio, West, Carson, Precious, you and other decent people.

 

Ironically (and the ironically named) “Southern Poverty Law Center” compiles a list of “hate groups.” You should take a look at which groups are on it.

Some that are on it:  American Family Association,  Family Research Council, Liberty Council  (do look up these three. The American Red Cross is more of hate group than they.  Why are they on the list? They are CHRISTian groups), virtually every “anti-immigrant” (as they call them, I prefer to be positive and call them “pro-LEGAL immigration” groups) Atlas Shrugs, 153 (yes, count them) White supremacist, skinhead, neo-Nazi, neo-Confederate and KKK related groups, some three-dozen anti-Muslim groups (I wonder why?), four-dozen anti-Gay groups (I wonder why?), for some reason a dozen and a half “radical traditional Catholic” groups (LIBS: Take a note, Jesus was a Radical) and seven, count them, as many as SEVEN “Black Separatist Groups” such as Nation of Islam and the Black Panther Party.  (Yet, so far no one is demanding that the Black Liberation Flag be banned.)

What is NOT on the list?

The Democrat National Committee, LaRaza, MeCHa and ANY illegal alien support group. (Yet, so far no one is demanding that the Mexican flag be banned.)  And many, many more.

If you look at the list of over one thousand  groups, the SLPC deems “hate groups” for some reason, the groups listed are believed to hate only gays (Yet, so far no one is demanding that the insulting rainbow flag be banned), Muslims, blacks and illegals.

There is no protection for Whites, Christians, Americans, tax-payers, veterans and others.

Back the point.

Any and every depiction of the flag in question must now be taken down from sight, taken of the shelves for sale and all TV shows (“Dukes of Hazard”, for one) that has a flag in a show must be taken off the air.

(POINT OF FACT: The REAL Confederate Flag sorta looked like the US Flag but the union was blue with seven stars in a circle within and three wide stripes, a pair of reds stripes with a white on in the center. The “Stars and Bars” was the Naval Jack and the Battle Flag.  If you want to blame the South for whatever, your beef is with their official flag and not the flags of those who fought under arms. As usual, the Left got it wrong.)

For the love of pete, if these racist zealots ever find out what the traditional national anthem of the Confederacy is , they will demand that “Dixie Cups” be taken off the market.

(Not so oddly enough and hark back to the laws of unintended consequences, where Wally World, Amazon and others have stopped selling anything “offensive” to appease the haters with no skin in the game, other companies have stepped up to fill those voids.  Such companies are typically gun shops, sporting goods stores, yes, even some truck stops and other places which are owned by good Right-leaning Americans.  The loss to Bezo’s and the Walton’s is small but the increase to the small business owner may be significant, enough, perhaps, to financially fund a campaign to oust a Liberal. Just sayin’.)

Enough on this.

But, you have homework, if you care enough about our Country which is being sucked in the vortex of the drain.  If someone says that the Stars and Bars should be banned tell them that you agree.  And ask them if they agree if the rainbow and black liberation (the black, red and green stripes, sometimes with a fist on it) should be banned.

If they disagree, do point out their hypocrisy.  Tell them those other two flags are hateful and divisive.

You may change someone’s mind or you may thin your Christmas card list.  Either way, that is a win.

 

 

“Last Call For The Republic!”

“Opening minds and angravating liberals since 2001”

“I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.”

Genesis 3:19 / John 3:16

 

My Friends and Fellow Hi-Info Voters:

 

(FYI, due to various and sundry situations the frequency of the FISH may be off schedule.  Not for any dearth of subject matter, quite the contrary as I have 3 others percolating as you read this.  I am not sure when regular issues will resume but will keep ya all advised.  Till then, enjoy this nugget…)

 

Recently I was asked as to who I thought the Republican Candidate might have the best chance of winning the change of address form to 1600 Penn Ave.

I gave it some deep thought.

Unlike the Left, the Reps have some very good candidates.  But even most of the “better” candidates have flaws, a fouled up philosophy or have an agenda which they wish to further.

Like all of the Left, there are also a few candidates that I would have to seriously consider a reason to vote for them.  Hark back to the RINO McLame.  I could not vote for him but I could vote for Sarah.

Then last time, you had the RINO Mitt and the other guy running with him (who might be running for the brass ring this time on his own) and I pulled the lever not so much for Mitt but in spite of him, as I could not in good conscience as a Christian and American vote for Biff, especially after his actions in the previous four years.

But that did not answer the question.

So, I got Old Testament in my reply.  I suggested that the Left and the SRCFM are quick to show their hand, such as when that half-pint fraternal punching bag, Dingy Harry, suggests this or that to the Republicans, that is what EXACTLY must not be done!

Watch the papers, the amount of news on the candidates.  See who gets treated “fairly”, a relative term for a Republican.  Look to see the placement on the pages of a paper (right side preferred, as that is the first side you see as you turn pages.)  Note how early in a news broadcast the story is aired, later in the broadcast or just after a commercial are bad spots. Someone the SRCFM is not worried about or sees as an easy target will be the lead.

(Remember what I have said hundreds of times.   Read between the lines and the words are only a small part of communication.  These placements are, quite frankly, more telling than any words because you know the SRCFM will lie about or misrepresent any Republican.)

With all these signs and wonders, from where I am sitting there is only one candidate than the SRCFM fear at the moment: The Donald.

Now, before you think I am endorsing him, I am not. I am not endorsing anyone at this stage but there are a few I have written off and a few I would prefer they stayed home.

(Seriously, every time I see his face on TV, I think in the lower left corner it should say “JEB.  W’s Other Brother.”   12 bonus points if you can cite the reference.)

It seems every day a new non-Democrat (they are not ALL Republicans now are they?) is dropping his hat in the ring, tweeting, stating that they are thinking about getting close to making a decision on and where they might declare and so on.

FIRST OFF:  I am a voter and if someone running for President wants my vote, I want to see him or her say it.  Not that I would give Jindal a second look but when he “tweeted” his intention to run, he may have garnered the five young Republicans that rely on social media, but he lost my vote and many more.

(In fact, I was so incensed at this tweet that I tweeted my intent to run and all that I needed was $3,000,000,000 to make that dream a reality.  So far we are roughly, lemme look…. hmm…. about $3,000,000,000 short!)

Next, when someone hems and haws and says they might declare at some time in the future, you lost my vote.  If you can’t make up your mind whether or not you want to run, stay off the air, out of the papers and away from the microphones until you grow a set and can make a decision.

If you CANNOT make a decision about running, sorry “W’s Other Bother”, I CANNOT trust you to make ANY decision.  You too Krispie Kreme.  (I think he is going on the campaign trail just for the buffets.) (And since I started writing this, he declared.  Yippee. Yawn.)

(OPEN BAR & BUFFET: The 6 PM news just announced the Christie threat to run.  At 6.01 PM.  The SRCFM is NOT the least bit worried by him.)

I know there are certain mechanical things which must be done, like filing and disclosures.  ALL the candidates have them. You are NOT getting a leg up on anyone by saying you are thinking about might wanting to do something.

Trump, on the other hand, abruptly announced that he was going to make an announcement.  FOX carried it live.  Just before he spoke there were two analysts, one from each side, and they agreed that Trump was not doing to declare but maybe “hint” that he might do something sooner or not.

Well, well, well, whooo doggie!  Look how wrong you can be.

Apparently his “event” was thrown together at the last minute.  He used the atrium of one of his buildings in NY, had his new wife do the intro and the foyer was full of people.  Apparently many of these people were all but dragged off of the street to attend.  THAT is why you did not hear the rehearsed cadence heard at all Party Rallies/Putsches. (“Party” here is referring to the Communist Party of old, but equally accurate for the Dems/Libs/Socialists/Progressives in most every case.)

(POINT OF ORDER:  Do note that, sadly, Republicans refer to themselves as “Republicans.” It is up to the more sagacious of you to call them what they are:  RINOs, Tea Partiers, Conservatives or just plain Republicans.  For some reason with the party opposite it is almost like a badge of honor to be anything BUT a Democrat.  Perhaps that is because so many RINOs are acting like Democrats, like those two blubbering idiots who run the shop: Sen. Earl McCornbread and Rep. Smoking Johnny, quislings both.  Anywho, one Dem is a “Liberal”, the next is “Progressives”, the honest ones are “Socialists” and they are closest to the truth as they all aspire to the gummint running the entire show, or as Komrade Lenin might suggest, they are Communists.)

Back to the 856 guys running for the Republican nomination.  Seriously guys, if you are polling less than 10%, GO HOME.  Stop it, you are an embarrassment.  And it is worse when a candidate’s favorability goes down AFTER he announces.  (Krispie, you listening?)

Again, with all due seriousness and respect due, there should be no more than five or six of you actually trying to make a race of it, and quite frankly that is about half-again more than the reasonably qualified candidates than the Republicans have.

Put your ego on the shelf where it belongs, sit down, invite your supporters to back your choice of the candidates remaining and bust your ass to get that person elected.  Otherwise you are just muddying the pool and giving the enemy ammunition that they WILL use, they WILL use YOU words to harm a REAL candidate.

On the Dem side, it is getting interesting.  The all-but anointed and indicted Hilderbeast has slipped from the only game in town to one of two old, washed up, scary socialists running.  And Scary Sanders is catching up to the Pants-Suited one. In fact while she does have the lead for now for the nod, Sanders has far higher favorability ratings than does the Hilderbeast.

Then again, so do some of your more popular STDs.

And in the interest to attract not just the low-information voters, here may soon come our own loveable VEEP, Joey McMensa, courting the low-IQ vote.  (Too bad they had him fitted with a muzzle and a short leash.  He is just a riot when he is away from his handlers.)

 

Anywho, still plenty of time before the dust settles but unless the wanna-be’s get out of the way, it may be a while before we have a clear front-runner who can beat whatever the Left props up.  That is going to be the person who saves this Country.

Another socialist like Biff and we are doomed!  In that respect the clock is ticking.

 

Recall what I wrote three years and seven years back.  Recall how I warned that as bad as McLame was, he was tempered by Sarah and in any event, while no bargain was prolly better than Biff.

And Biff won.

And Biff made a billion promises and kept up to exactly one.

“To fundamentally change the United States.” (sic)

And four years later, we had a potentially slightly better choice in Mitt.  And he looked like a winner at first.  He pantsed Biff in the first debate.  Then whoever had whatever on Romney got to him and in the second debate he did all but just bend over.  (And I am not wearing a tin-foil pyramid hat.  There is no way Romney goes from Gigantor destroying the gimp to some milquetoast little girl thanking Biff for not scolding him without someone like, say, an emissary of D. Rockefeller producing something like Mitt with three hookers, two small boys, a goat smoking opium in a “No Standing Zone” at the airport.  You know what I mean.)

(For that matter, nine years ago when Nasty Pelosi ascended to the Speaker of the House.  Recall how I wrote that her lies of being “bi-partisan” were a ruse and she had no intention of reaching across the aisle.  Recall the very first time she had an opportunity to be “bi-partisan” and she was before she wasn’t – you know how the Left roll, they want it both ways.)

So I warned that if the White Hats did not prevail we were running out of time, Biff had to be stopped.  I wrote that  irrespective of how ineffective and feckless  Mitt might be, at least it would slow down the Juggernaut and maybe give us some time to undo what Biff hath wrought upon us.

Did anyone listen?

Exhibit “A”, Second term of Biff.

I warned that IF we did not win in 2012 and the Black Hats won in 2016, it was all over.

 

Now, tell me, HOW much time do we have?