Wednesday

That's not socialism folks. It's decency.


Sick and tired?  Fed up?  Run for president.  The more the merrier. 

"Me thinks you protest too much," The other-side says and we're left feeling less adequate because we're liberals. 

FDR's plan, before the gods took him back because progress was threatening their rule, was right for today.  They will call it Socialism.  It isn't.  And if it is, so what.  Here it is in outline:


 

That's not socialism folks.  It's decency. 

I Heart FDR!

Saturday

Evil is easy to see in a face.

So I've been having stomach issues.  I go see the VA doctor and they can't find anything. "Is it my age?" I ask, "I mean, I've never been 59 before."

I don't think he got it.  I'm talking in any of my past lives.  Living this long is new to me, or should I say knew, to me. 

And the Donald Trump madness continues and I ask, what happened to his villain eyebrows.   The ones his father gave him. 





Speaking of villains in American politics.  How about these shots:








Evil is easy to see in a face, now isn't it. 

~~ Scary Terry

Wednesday

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is today's Thomas Paine, and they are feeling the pain.



Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must undergo the fatigues of supporting freedom.  Those who are sincere in defending their freedom, will feel concern with every threat against their freedom.

And I mean, Every Threat!

With the recent attack on the United States by the Russian government interfering with our free election process, which they and their dictator leader despise wholeheartedly, war has been declared against us.   The very demands for Independence I outlaid in my Common Sense pamphlet over 200 hundred years ago are now under attack, and most alarming, there is a large number of US citizens who are supporting the enemy because they think it benefits them.  The enemy has found our weakness and the politicians not willing to stand up and demand our election process be protected are selling us out as much as Benedict Arnold and the Quakers did in 1776.

As I wrote back in 1776,  it is distressing to see an enemy advancing into our country, but it is the only place in which we can beat them, and in which we have always beaten them whenever they made the attempt.  In other words:  The nearer any disease approaches to a crisis, the nearer it is to a cure. 

I can’t believe I have to say this today, but I do:  the legitimacy of our government rests upon the freely given consent of the governed, any government that is imposed upon the people by conquest or fraud, no matter how benevolent its intention or beneficial its rule, is morally illegitimate.  The people have a moral right to overthrow it and to act on that right whenever their discretion and judgment deems it wise to do so. 

The Russian invasion is winning by giving a majority response to a  minority voice in the US.  If you look at the news, elected officials, and even search results on the internet, you would think they the right-wing/Neo-Con/Racist -- sorry for the slashes, they keep progressing in definition thought -- were not the "minority" of the thought of the people.  This is no accident.  It has been made to seem this way by the billionaires protecting their interests with right-wing news and talk.  We’ve seen what the Russian disinformation has done to our election, but it’s not only there.  For instance, in researching this work on Thomas Paine, one of the top hits is a Conservative Idiot trying to tell you that Paine was conservative.  Come on, Paine has been swept under the rug of history because because he was a liberal.  So, how could he appear in a Conservative post on Thomas Paine Election search?  Money, for one, and also search-engine fraud.  And just like the Russians infiltrated the NRA as proven by the NRA's own admission, the Russians have definitely infiltrated Fox News and the Republican Party.  



We’ve been sold out.

Our current president and his attacks on the media because he disagrees with it, is a warning sign.  I must remind you that in Paine's original pamphlet he stated that one must be free to say, read, and to print what they believe about the existing government, and to make any proposals to change or modify this is the first sign of tyranny and should be pause for alarm no matter if you agree with the policies of the person or not.  And for a leader to even mention the possibility of closing down a news organization he disagrees with, should be a call to arms for every Freedom Loving American. 

Remember as Paine wrote: ...men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; selected from the rest of mankind their minds are early poisoned by importance; and the world they act in differs so materially from the world at large that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests, and when they succeed to the government are usually the most ignorant and unfit of any thought the dominions.

 Government by kings was first introduced into the world by the Heathens, from whom the children of Israel copied the custom.  It was the most prosperous invention the Devil ever set on foot for the promotion of idolatry.  Monarchy is ranked in the scripture as one of the sins of the Jews, for which a curse in reserve is denounced against them.  The children of Israel being oppressed by the Midianites,  Gideon marched against them with a small army, and victory, thro’ the divine interposition, decided in his favor.  The Jews, elate with success, and attributing it to the generalship of Gideon, proposed making him a king, saying, Rule thou over us, thou and thy son and thy son’s son.  Here was temptation in its fullest extent; not a kingdom only, but an hereditary one, but Gideon in the piety of his soul replied, I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you, The Lord Shall Rule Over You.

The thing most disturbing to me at this time is that our president and his elected followers seem to have forgotten, or never knew, the definition of the oath they took.  Like most things in this world they have bought where they go to a summer resort for crimes and we go to piss-holes with no electricity, "oaths" don't matter to them either.  When I was in the military I swore an oath to this country to defend and protect it, and to obey my Commander In Chief.  Donald Trump and the Republicans took the same oath: The oath of allegiance to the United States, not the business interest of Donald Trump and Russia.  Putting any individual person or party's need over that of the country is a real crime.   The only meaning to this oath is to the happiness of this nation as a whole, not the wishes of Fox News Talking Dicks like Sean Hannity.  

So, the revolution is here, and we of loving, kind, and free minds know this.  They can fix all the elections they want and stack all the judges in their favor, but in the end the majority will will be done or their will be a revolution.  It’s only a matter of time.  Hopefully this can be done through elections, because if not, than it could get ugly for them and they know it.  This is why they offer up a Clinton or Obamma to keep us fooled.  


We won't get fooled again. 



Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is today's Thomas Paine, and they know it. 





~~ Dr TV B00gie




                                           

Sunday

Nothing is Real



Is anything real, really?  It is obvious we don't have free will or things would be much better.  We are victims of our environments, period.  I am liberal because I am sensitive and feel things for others.  If I wasn't, let's say if I were more confident in myself and felt my importance mattered, I would probably be more conservative. 

I don't have a lot of stuff to lose so don't feel like the system is working for me; however, I do know that I am more fortunate than many and so don't dwell on it.  Or do I?  Am I dwelling now?  Perhaps.  Still, I have to ask the question: is anything real?  

I reach out and touch, and matter is there.  But what about the air in-between the matter that connects us all?  What is it?   What is the "nothing" my hand passes through before it meets the surface of a wall or knob of a door?   Isn't it this "nothingness" that connects us all?  


It must be this "nothingness" that stores our collective data.  Seems we spend too much time looking at the material things we see when we should be looking at the "nothingness" in-between.  For it has to be the wires connecting us.  The "nothingness" has to be the mass holding us together, it's the majority of the room we are in?

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What is our coding then?  Why hasn't someone come up with the coding of the space between us?  Tesla knew there was something there.  Russell observed that our sense perceptions are not what we are really seeing.  Socrates wondered if we weren't all chained together in a cave with our sights set on a cave wall where powerful people were using cutouts reflected against candlelight to represent the life we are experiencings, and if we could only somehow turn our heads around we would see the whole production enslaving us into this experience we believe is real.  

Is anything real, really?  It is obvious we don't have free will or things would be much better.  We are victims of our environments, period.  



                                                                                                                                 ~~ Demian

Saturday

Vote Liberal or Vote No More. I'm talking abortion baby!




So, it's time I eat some humble pie.  I'm talking about the many times I've called President George Bush, Jr., the Worst President Ever.  I referenced a lot of his closed-minded decisions like going to war when I still believe there was no reason for it, and cutting taxes while increasing spending and then blaming the runaway debt on "liberal policies."  

There are a couple of things I have to give him credit for.  One, he never cave to his VP, Dick Cheney and pardon Scooter LIbby like Cheney wanted.  That took guts.  The other, he actually gave us a good Supreme Court Justice in John Roberts.  Yes, Roberts again voted with the liberals to defend women abortion rights.  

You talkin' to me!

Unfortunately, I was hoping he would outlaw it and we could get on with our revolution.  For much as it took allowing the Right Wing Nuts to outlaw alcohol to finally make it a Conservative Right, it will take the same with abortion.  I went to a Christian College and actually sat in on a few of the Right To Life meetings where they put up charts showing the Texas universities with the most abortions.  Expecting to see UT Austin at the top of the list I was flabbergasted to see SMU Dallas first, followed closely by Baylor.  I'm not sure where this group had gotten their figures, but don't doubt them.  For, we all know that abortions will never go away and that the whole argument is just a Conservative Vote Getter.  



Wake Up People, they b controlling you!!!

Vote Liberal or Vote No MOre!!!



~~ Marcus P Foolé (pronouced "fool-lay")

Friday

Asteroid hits Washing DC this weekend! Little Hen.

Hi, just a friendly reminder that this is the weekend that the Donald Trump Asteroid hits.  The Mars People have told me.   I'm really excited too because it means we will go back to good government for all not for the few.   I'm not the first to know this is coming.  Actually, if you read Upton Sinclair he knew too.  He knew exactly what is happening.  He once asked, "Are those who have inherited stolen land criminals?"  To which we all know the answer: Yes.  He also pointed out that there are different laws for the rich and the poor.  Unfortunately, the rich have say so for the laws for the poor but the poor have no say so for the laws of the rich.   To which, I say:  we will after the asteroid hits Washington DC.


The wealthy have known that this asteroid has been coming for years now, but still chose their personal tax cuts over and investment in private space flight to save their own asses.  Yes, they are that fucking greedy.

~~ Little Hen

Wednesday

Asterioid Conspiracy

So that asteroid I keep telling you that is headed for us, the one that I'm personally blaming on our planets incapability to get along as one world.   The one headed straight for Washing DC.  

Seems NASA is going to knock it our of space.  

I've told you in the past how there seems to be more and more debris coming at us.  In the last few years I've posted over-and-over about how asteroids are suddenly being reported as near misses.  Well, where are the conspiracy theorist now.  I mean, the ones writing about the fake liberal news and calling school shootings staged scenes.  The Info Ores and Frog Mimes who want us to believe everything wrong is due to progressive programs and public education.  

Well, here's my conspiracy theory and it's a good one.  They are part of the wealthy lords keeping us down with their wealthy tax cuts and propaganda news.  I believe that the asteroid coming right at us as been knows for sometime but they don't want to alarms the markets and so won't tell us about it. 

Yes, the sky is falling.  Think about it, why would our government all of a suddenly become the dictatorship/right-wing Nazis nut job it is?  

I hope I'm wrong.  But with all the lies on the right we will never know. 


Tuesday

Benedict Trump will move to Russia when this is all over, mark my words.

Benedict 1

 So Benedict Trump is canceling the Nuclear Treaty with Russia.  "No big deal," you say.  "They were cheating."  

Wrong, Bozo! 

First, in case you don't know by now, I use the term "Benedict" to address Trump not because it rhymes with "Tricky Dick," although, there is an interesting parallel there, but I use "Benedict" because of the many things Trump has in common with the greatest trader known to the free world.  One, they both sold-out the their countries for personal gains, and two, Trump was born on the same day of the year that Benedict Arnold died:  June 14th.  

Benedict Trump is pulling us out of the Russian Nuclear Treaty deal as another gift to Valdemar Putin.  Period.  The proper way to handle a dispute like this is to create sanctions against Russia and let them starve.  Sanctions are the one thing that Russia can't handle because they need the growth.  Once the treaty has been trashed, Putin will have the world where he wants it.  

It is that simple folks.  Nothing liberal or conservative about it, Benedict Trump is selling us out and his party knows it, as so does our justice system but since lies about good government have gone unchecked for so long, they can continue to lie about this while the US loses it's standings in the world. 

In a few years Trump will be living his life out in peace in Russia much as Benedict Arnold did in England to escape prosecution in the US.  

Enjoy your day. 

~~Dr TV Boogie is a contributing liberal to this blog who resides in Dallas Texas.  Check him out on his tweeter feed: withinfilm



Monday

The Satanic Kraft Family wins another one!



 So the New England Patriots win another one.  This makes 6 out of 9, or as Jimmy Hendrix said:  "If a 6 turns into 9, I don't mind.  I don't mind." 

I knew the Patriots would win, I mean they lost last year to make it look good.  They don't want the great Satan to let them win every time; we might get suspicious and have to give them their own Knights In Satan's Army league where they win every game in a mediocre league where everyone stands up for the National Anthem no matter how many of their people have been imprisoned because they aren't shaded Roger-Stone magenta.  

I hope their souls are worth it. 

I didn't have a dog in the race, as they say, so didn't really care.  I actually wanted both teams to lose and almost got what I wanted: it was the worse Super Bowl ever!  I've actually seen more exciting per-seasons games, and I'm talking walk-through, no tackling scrimmages between the Cowboys and the Raiders.   

15 January 2007

FOXBORO, Massachusetts -- The New England Patriots Sunday agreed to a five-year, $100-million deal with the Prince of Darkness.

"Satan is an incredibly valuable member of the Patriots' family," said team owner Bob Kraft, "and we are delighted our fans will continue to enjoy his exploits while being delivered into his power."
The Patriots acquired the Great Deceiver as a free agent before the 2001 season, after last-minute negotiations and pleas for forgiveness from Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. Since then, the Devil has led the previously-inept New England franchise to three Super Bowl championships and five AFC East titles.

Okay, so the yellow words above are stolen material (read the whole post here) and was meant as a joke.  In reality, God is on Kraft's side.  Do you remember when back in 2007 Kraft acquired Tim Tebow because of Tim's "spirituality?" 

  
“He’s a winner, and the fact that spirituality is so important to him is very appealing to me,” Kraft had said.  

So, more than likely, Kraft is not a Satanic, just another wealthy billionaire sticking it to the peasant.  

Move along people, nothing to see here. 



Money, get away
Get a good job with good pay and you're okay
Money, it's a gas
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
New car, caviar, four star daydream
Think I'll buy me a football team
Money, get back
I'm all right Jack keep your hands off of my stack
Money, it's a hit
Don't give me that do goody good bullshit
I'm in the high-fidelity first class traveling set
And I think I need a Lear jet
Money, it's… 


Saturday

Tight-lipped condescending mama's little chauvinsts are at it again.

Another close call, I hope.  

That's right folks, that thing from outer-space that is coming for us is nearing.  Call me Chicken Little, but I feel it in my bones.  Why?  Well, among the many reasons I have given you in the past, how about this one:  

I came to age in the 70's.  The Vietnam War was winding down and the Cold War was pecking up.  So I was smashed between the two crazy events that gave us the paranoia of the day.  War and Nuclear Annihilation.  Neither sounded good to me, and so, like most free peoples of the day, I smoked a lot of grass and took a lot of pills and listened to a lot of Pink Floyd songs for hope.  

Nuclear War was a treat.  As a kid we were the last generation of children who actually had to do Nuclear Fallout Drills.  We were taken into the basement hall of the school and told to sit with our heads in our laps and hands over the back of our necks.   Even at 5 years old I knew this was bullshit and visualized the mayhem that would break out if the Russians did nuked us and Billy stole my lunch pie.  

Led by fear -- and bad grades -- I enlisted in the Navy where the nuclear scare continued.  We were told how to pull our socks up over our pant legs and button our shirt collars up to the chin to avoid exposer to the toxic environment should Russia attack.  The aboard-ship joke at the time was:  during a nuclear attack, bend over, cover your head, and kiss your ass good-bye.    

Around this time Pink Floyd's "Wall" was a big hit.  The lyrics I remember most:  


Mother do you think they'll drop the bomb?
Mother do you think they'll like this song?
Mother do you think they'll try to break my balls?
Ooh, ah
Mother should I build the wall?
Mother should I run for President?
Mother should I trust the government?
Mother will they put me in the firing mine?
Ooh ah,
Is it just a waste of time?
Hush now baby, baby, don't you cry.
Mama's gonna make all your nightmares come true.
Mama's gonna put all her fears into you.
Mama's gonna keep you right here under her wing.
She won't let you fly, but she might let you sing.
Mama's gonna keep baby cozy and warm.
Ooh baby, ooh baby, ooh baby,
Of course mama's gonna help build the wall.
Mother do you think she's good enough, for me?
Mother do you think she's dangerous, to me?
Mother


And so today, boys and girls, Donald Trump and his Evil Empire Madmen have taken us out of the Nuclear Treaty with Russia because Russia has broken it. Which is bullshit, and, it is this kind of shit you should be sick of by now.  Not the fact that they are pulling us out of it, he's the president and do shit like that, but the fact that they are lying about it.  What-the-fuck!  Enough is Enough!  If you want to pull out of the nuclear war treaty because you want to build new bombs, say so.  Have the fucking courage to say it.  Stop hiding behind Fox News spin to build your weapons.  This is the politics of today.  And in the meantime, get ready for some more Flyod music, but first, how about these lyrics from John Lennon (note the similarity to Trump's children and the "Tight-lipped condescending mama's little chauvinsts..." sir Lennon speaks of):


I'm sick and tired of hearing things from
Uptight short sided narrow minded hypocritics
All I want is the truth, just give me some truth
I've had enough of reading things
By neurotic psychotic pigheaded politicians
All I want is the truth, just give me some truth
No short-haired, yellow-bellied
Son of tricky dicky's
Gonna mother hubbard soft soap me
With just a pocket full of hopes
Money for dope, money for rope
No short-haired, yellow-bellied,
Son of tricky dicky's
Gonna mother hubbard soft soap me
With just a pocket full of hopes
Money for dope, money for rope
I'm sick to death of seeing things from
Tight-lipped condescending mama's little chauvinists
All I want is the truth, just give me some truth
I've had enough of watching scenes from
Schizophrenic

Impeach the Mother Fucker Already!

                                                           ~~ Potty Mouth Guy

Friday

Howard Schutz and "I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half!"


 How's the game played?  Here's how: a third-party candidate.  It always benefits someone, and this time would benefit Donald Trump so much that you have to wonder if this isn't another millionaire plot to control the world... dah, it is.

Case in point:  When Jimmy Carter lost to Ronald Reagan in 1980 there was a third-party candidate who got 6 percent of the vote, mostly from liberals and college students, his name was John Anderson.  John Anderson was a Republican most of his life except for this election, and ironically enough, his bid for the leader of the free-world benefited Reagan, the Republican.   Now, Reagan won by around 9 percent and since Anderson only got 6 percent they say it didn't matter.  I'm here to tell you with the Electoral College it did, and what would have been a much closer race ended up being a comfortable 10 point win for Reagan. 

Bush Senior Reading Fake News?

Next up, the year 1992.  This was the year of Ross Perot who took votes from the first George Bush in his election against the Republican-Light candidate, Bill Clinton.   This one is definitely a scam.  Clinton won by 6 percent.  Perot received nearly 19 percent of the vote, mostly from Republican/Libertarians, and so Clinton won comfortably.  Need I remind you that there was a liberal in the race that year, his name was Paul Tsongas.   Tsongas called Clinton a "Pander Bear" because  "(Clinton) would say anything and do anything to get elected." Well, not to get sidetracked too much, but Tsongas was the last real liberal candidate taken seriously since Bernie Sanders.  


Now jump to the year 2000 and there is no doubt that the younger George Bush learned something from his father's defeat to Pander Bear, for in that dead-heat election where both candidates had around 48 percent of the vote, the third-party candidate Ralph Nader pulled around 3 percent.  Again they want you to believe it didn't affect the results.  It did!  


So here we are today and yet another wealthy white-male wants to save us from... paying his share of taxes!  His name is Howard Schultz, that's right, Starbucks Man.  He want's to run as an Independent.  Don't let him fool you.  His goal is to protect his favorable tax standings and keep us divided.   He and most of the other White Millionaires are scared we will wake up and vote, and so they will do everything they can to keep us divided at the polls. For the first time since FDR we have a liberal agenda being pushed by the majority Democratic beings and it is scaring the shit out of them.  Howard Schultz is another Republican-Light choice they want us to consider.  


 Wake up and realize this is another election scam about to happen, and that  not much has changed since the 1890's when the Starbucks millionaire of that time, Jay Gould said, "I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half."

Vote, it's the only way we can stop them.  

                                                                       ~~ Dr TV Boogie


Wednesday

Dream 19


 In last-nights dreams I dreamed of a gun I had with me.  The gun was more like a 1968 transistor radio I once had, but clearly had a "shoot" button.  In a conversation a few days ago I told a work acquaintance about a car accident I was in as a child and how my grandmother had pulled out her Derringer handgun out and pointed at the guy who had hit us.  I'm assuming that this was the reason for the gun in my dream last night, for I felt guilty about talking about this incident and how my grandmother had used racial slurs at the man in a Cadillac who hit us in the heart of Detroit.  Obviously, he wasn't blue-eyes Scandinavian -- I might have shot him, just kidding, Hockey joke.  

Grandma's Derringer

The other part about this dream is that a guy who I'm no longer friends with because he is a still a racist and refuses to stop using racial slurs around me, has convinced me in my dream to kill someone.  It's foggy, but the climax has me in a hotel room trying to escape without him seeing me.  In the corner of my eye I see my ex-friend taking someone to dinner as I walk away.  



As dreams happen, a woman steps up beside me and we are walking.  She peals away and I'm in a old brick building looking at a man entering us on a pole outside the window of the building opposite of us.  It's a crazy art showing.  The guy is talking but I'm not sure what he is saying.  To get a better look I crawl out the window on a ledge and then have to crawl like hell to get back in.  




"One night, I dreamed I was a buttterfly, fluttering here and there, content with my lot.  suddenly I awoke and I was Chuang-tzu again.  Who am I in reality?  A butterfly dreaming that I am Chuang-tzu, or Chuang-tzu dreaming he was a butterfly?"

                                        ~~ Chuang-tzu (a thousand years ago)




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Saturday

Blog Name Change


This Yellow Jacket French protest really should scare us all.  It's very similar to the Tea Party protest in the USA during Obama.  Mostly Angry White Men playing victims.  In France they are pretty much saying their Obama type leader (Emmanuel Macron: center-left) is out-of-touch with working (white) people.  They fear they are being left behind.  At least in France, however, they blame  banks and big-business along with the progressive movement.  


What is disturbing about this is it seems to be motivated by the same Russian melding that gave the USA Donald Trump and gave England, Brexit.  Extremes never imagined possible in free world are now everyday occurrences. Definitely not the will of the people.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: a socialist!
The good news is, at least here in the USA -- since 9 of my readers are from Europe --  I'm seeing a liberal backlash that will be incredibly great (if I may use a little highbrow term Donald Trump likes to use about his man parts), hugely, incredibly great!  

What is so hugely great? you ask!  There is a new liberal voice on the horizon and it is here to stay.  Voices like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: a socialist, and Rashida Tlaib: a Muslim.  (Be still my beating heart).   And guess what, they are not sitting-pretty for the conservatives lies that have been pushing this country into Corporate Welfare Land since Ronald Reagan.

I'm so pumped about this that I'm changing the title to this blog LiberalBohemian.com. 

That's right, EstoricDaily.com is coming out of the closet and will be LiberalBohemian.com from now on.  

Oh, did I fail to mention that there is a socialist running for mayor of Dallas Texas!  

Take Back America For The People.

I now return you to your normal broadcasting. 

Friday

Go Nancy Go... Trump needs his diaper changed.

In his book “Worst Ideas Ever: a celebration of embarrassment,” Daniel Kline tells us that bad ideas stand out because anyone not involved in bringing them into being can look at them and know that a disaster looms.  He goes on to imagine the meeting room where someone stands up and says, “Eureka! I’ve got it.  Why don’t we get rid of our beloved product that outsells our rivals by huge amounts and completely change it?”



He was referring to the Coke-Cola move to do away with their product in the mid 80’s which as stupid as it sounds, they did!  

The question Kline goes on to ask is why didn’t anyone in the room of Coke executives stand up and laugh at the ridiculous idea instead of saying something like “Good thinking, Pepsi would never expect that we would take our most popular product off the market.  This strategy will really keep them guessing.”

And so, there you have my number one example of what is going on with Donald Trumps wall.  Everyone knows it isn't going to improve on anything.  That's why the Republicans didn't fund it for the two years that had everything (the congress, the senate, and presidency), and for Trump now to blame the Democrats is just plain right psycho city.  

First, we know the 4 billion Trump is asking for is a drop-in-the-bucket of what it would take to build a wall.  At best estimates it's more like 50 billion, that is, if you can get not-union Mexican labor to do it.  Union labor, i.e., a living-wage labor force would double the price.  So, this down-payment fight Trump has shutdown the government over is a sign the guy has totally lost his faculties.  

Second, the wall will not stop people from coming.  They will climb over it, swim out to sea, get locked up in the back of trucks, and use fake id's as they do now.  Not to mention, dig under it:



Wealthy business owners want cheap labor and that is the reason.  Once they are held accountable it stops.  Even in his Wall talk Trump admits that he will let cheap labor in after his wall.  

The wall is not an answer.  More money for better border-security is, and that is what the Democrats have offered, and now Donald Trump doesn't know what to do with his rattle.  He has been called on his bullshit. 



I for one did not support the idea of Nancy Pelosi as speaker.  I was still pissed at her for selling out to President Bush and giving him unlimited war rights when she was speaker of the house last time.  Seems she has learned her lesson.  

Go Nancy go!


I expect Trump will be in the fetal position before long thanks to the bad-advice he is taking from the Right Wing Talk Nuts who know as much about governing as I do blogging.   


On another note, here is what America saw when Pelosi gave her rebuttal to Trump after his Prime Time Television Infomercial last week.  








Here's what Trump saw:

 



"Get me Rush Limbaugh now, my diaper is wet."

~~ Radio-Head Evens

Wednesday

Young Jung in Love. Ain't going to happen.

From the hermitage I strolled on up the hill, lost in my thoughts, and 
was just turning to descend when from the left the slender figure of a 
young girl appeared. She wore the local costume, had a pretty face, 
and greeted me with friendly blue eyes. As though it were the most 
natural thing, in the world we descended into the valley together. 
She was about my own age. Since I knew no other girls except my 
cousins, I felt rather embarrassed and did not know how to talk to 
her. So I began hesitantly explaining that I was here for a couple of 
days on holiday, that I was at the Gymnasium in Basel and later 
wanted to study at the university. While I was talking, a strange 
feeling of fatefulness crept over me. "She has appeared just at this 
moment," I thought to myself, "and she walks along with me as 
naturally as if we belonged together? I glanced sideways at her and 
saw an expression of mingled shyness and admiration in her face, 
which embarrassed me and somehow pierced me. Can it be 
possible, I wondered, that this is fate? Is my meeting her mere 
chance? A peasant girl—could it possibly be? She is a Catholic, but 
perhaps her priest is the very one with whom my father has made 
friends? She has no idea who I am. I certainly couldn't talk to her 
about Schopenhauer and the negation of the Will, could I? Yet she 
doesn't seem in any way sinister. Perhaps her Priest is not one of 
those Jesuits skulking about in black robes. 

But I cannot tell her, either, that my father is a Protestant clergyman. 
That might frighten or offend her. And to talk about philosophy, or 
about the devil, who is more important than Faust even though 
Goethe made such a simpleton of him--that is quite out of the 
question. She still dwells in the distant land of innocence, but I have 
plunged into reality, into the splendor and cruelty of creation. How 
can she endure to hear about that? An impenetrable wall stands 
between us. There is not and cannot be any relationship. 

Sad at heart, I retreated into myself and turned the conversation to 
less dangerous topics. 

Tuesday

Ghost of John A McCausland

Apollo And The Python is a painting by Cornelis de Vos
Ah, yes, January 22, twin two's, in Ancient Greece, this day was dedicated to the Sun god, Apollo.  It was believed that for anyone who carried his emblem, good luck, light, and truth would follow.  The nine Greek goddesses of inspiration who watch over musicians, poets, and artists are also honored on this day with the celebration of the Festival of the Muses.
The Tarot card awarded this day is the 22nd card of the Major Arcana: The Fool.  The Fool, who in several versions is shown blithely stepping over the edge of a cliff.  Some interpretations picture him as a foolish man who has given up his reason, others a highly spiritualized being free of material considerations.  The highly evolved Fool has followed life's path, experienced its lessons and become one with his/her own vision. 

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John A. McCausland
On this day in 1927, the second-to-last surviving Confederate general of the American Civil War, John A. McCausland, dies in Mason, West Virginia, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end.

Nicknamed “Tiger John,” McCausland was born to Irish immigrants in 1836 in St. Louis, Missouri,and moved to Virginia as an adolescent. He attended the Virginia Military Institute and graduated in 1857. When the Civil War began, he organized an artillery regiment and formed the 36th Virginia from the western part of the state. McCausland spent most of the war in the mountainous region of western Virginia. On May 9, 1864,he distinguished himself at the Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain. For the victory, he was promoted to brigadier general.

Two bold actions defined McCausland’s career. First, in June 1864, he drove a larger Union force commanded by General David Hunter from Lynchburg, Virginia, earning him the city’s gratitude. He then joined General Jubal Early’s invasion of Maryland in July. Early dispatched McCausland and his cavalry to Hagerstown to exact a $200,000 ransom from city officials. McCausland rode into Hagerstown and delivered his hand-written note to authorities. However, due to a mathematical error, only $20,000 was secured. McCausland then moved on to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and pulled his second notorious feat–he tried to extort more than $500,000 from Chambersburg officials, and burned the city when he did not receive the money.


McCausland joined General Robert E. Lee for the Confederates’ last desperate attempt to escape in early 1865. He broke through the Union lines near Appomattox, Virginia, and surrendered later at Charleston, West Virginia, after many Rebels had laid down their arms. After the war, McCausland, facing an indictment for the burning of Chambersburg, fled to Canada, Britain, and then Mexico. He returned to the U.S. in the late 1860s after being told he would not be prosecuted for his war crimes. He settled on a farm in West Virginia and lived as a recluse for the rest of his life, stubbornly defending the Confederate cause. McCausland died 13 months before Felix Robertson, the last surviving Confederate general.

McCausland, also a decedent of the Scottish bloodline of the same name (excerpt from wvculture.org):

The name McCausland or McAuslane, as it was called in an early day, is not unknown in ancient Scotch and Irish history. In the days of Wallace and Bruce the McAuslanes lived on the shores of beautiful Loch Lomond in the highlands of Scotland, where they flourished and acted well their part in the bloody local wars of the times. They fought for Malcolm II, who gave them lands and a coat of arms as well.

Most of the McCauslands of Tyrone and Londonderry are descended from Baron McAuslane, who with his two sons, migrated to Ireland from the parish of Luss in the latter part of the reign of King James I. The elder son of Baron McAuslane was the father of Colonel Robert McCausland who had estates in the parish of Cappagh in Tyrone County.

Alexander McCausland, one of the descendants of Colonel Robert, married his cousin Elizabeth Kyle, the daughter of William Kyle who was knighted Sir William the Belt for gallantry and rewarded by land grants in Tyrone, Ireland.

Because of threats of Catholic enemies, Alexander, a Protestant, sold his lands about 1800 for $1,400. He then embarked with his family for America. With his wife and eleven children he landed at Baltimore; then proceeding by wagon to Staunton, Virginia, he joined his relatives, the Kyles. One of Alexander's sons, John, married a cousin, Harriet Kyle Price, a widow who was the daughter of William Kyle and Sarah Stevens Kyle.

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McCausland's House "Grape Hill"
Today, the old soul can still be reached in many haunted locations.   Most notably, the house he built in West Virginia called "Grape Hill" for the numerous grape trees on it at the time of conception.  As noted in "American's Most Haunted," visitors to the house get "A sense of being watched and phantom footsteps that follow you everywhere...."  There are others, most notably the one from Chevy Chase, Maryland, on a street of one of McCausland's battles:  children hear a man whispering, "Wait For Me."  The local believe it is the ghost of McCausland.

Booo!

Saturday

Making sense of the Trump Age is easy.


The Great Ages are at Work!  That's right, the good-old-fashion, hippy-dippy, Age of Aquarius is here and the oppressive Piscean Age is a going.  We've seen this change coming for awhile now, actually, some scholars believe as far back as the independence of the USA and French Revolutions, perhaps, but the truth is there is no exact starting or ending points to the ages; hence: we have today's overlapping old-way/new-way mess.  

The Pisces age began around 1 AD.  That's right, the year of our Lord and Savior, or should I say, Baby Jesus. A lot has been written about the precepts of Christianity and its Piscean Fish Symbol.  I'm not going to go into that here, instead I'll refer you to the works of Manly P Hall, and say that there can be no disputing that the last 2000 years have been dominated by the Christian Faiths.  


The Age of Aquarius is believed to be from the years 2100 to 4,400.  That is to say, by the year 2100 there will be no remnants of the Piscean Age left.  In his book "Signs of the Times," Ray Grasse calls the time we are in "between acts."  And it is this "Between Acts" that has given us the Nationalism and Despotism of Donald Trump who is trying to keep us from going forward by turning back the hands of time and "Making America Great Again." Truth is, it wasn't greater then than it is now, just more Piscean, and I have news for those supporting this backlash on human consciousness: it ain't going to happen.  We are going Aquarius with or without you and there is nothing any of us can do about it; the same forces that ushered in the Baby Jesus are now ushering in a more enlightened world.  As the 1960's song by the 5th Dimension called "Aquarius/Let The Sun Shin In" says: 

Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind's true liberation
Aquarius....
 
The concept of the Great Ages is based on a phenomenon astronomers call the precession of the equinoxes.  On the first day of spring each year, referred to by astronomers as the vernal equinox, day and night are equally balanced.  For astrologers, this yearly occurrence has long held great importance as a time of balance and new beginnings, when the proverbial "crack between worlds" has opened and humanity is more receptive to the inflow of cosmic energies from the universe.  


 Each year this occurs, the sun is superimposed against a particular constellation within the band of stars located along its path through the year, what astronomers call the ecliptic.  Because of the slow wobble of the Earth's axis over time, this vernal point is gradually shifting in its position through the sky, moving through the constellations at the slow rate of one degree roughly every seventy-two years.  On average, it takes a little over 2100 years for this vernal point to traverse a single constellation, a period that comprises a single Great Age.  Over the course of nearly 26,000 years, it completes a full circuit of the sky, giving rise to what is called a Great Year.  

Returning to Grasse's book "Sign of the Times," he writes: At its worst, the Piscean Age was an era of religious intolerance, when large populations were expected to show unquestioning allegiance to a monolithic belief system, as exhibited in much of Christianity and Islam during this time... As the last sign in the zodiac (determined by the sun's counter-clockwise movement), Pisces is that final stage in the soul's evolution where the boundaries of personality have begun to dissolve and the soul merges with the cosmic ocean of existence." 


Now juxtapose this with the terms most used for the Age of Aquarius: Freedom, Humanitarianism, and Idealism, and you see the problem with this Trump Age and his followers: They in shock.  They fear this upgrading of the collective intelligence.  They fear that if they don't reject it, they will become extinct. They are fighting it with every bone in their bodies.  This is why they are trying to suppress the vote and appoint Men Behaving Badly judges to the supreme court, as well as buying up all the news and information sources they can.  They really think they can stop progress.  

They can't, and somewhere inside themselves must know:

 When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars


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Keller with Dog--very groovy!


I don't give a damn about semi radicals...
This is not a time of gentleness.  
It is not a time of lukewarm beginnings.  It is a time for open speech and fearless thinking. 

                                                                                                            ~~ Helen Keller