Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Crosswords and Cross worlds

It's funny how when something is put into thought, it becomes accessible to us all.   Take for instance WWII and the Crossword Panic of May 1944.  The Allied Forces were planning the liberation of France by landing in Normandy.  The operation was called "Operation Overlord."  Top Secret.   So, you can imagine how nuts the British secret service were when they noticed that crossword puzzles printed in the Daily Telegraph newspaper contained a surprisingly large number of words that were code-names relating to the coming invasion.  The answers to two clues were "Utah" and "Omaha"-- names that had been given to beaches in Normandy where American troops were to disembark.   Shortly afterwards, crosswords were published containing the answers "Mulberry," the code-name for the floating harbor, and "Neptune," a code-name for naval support.

At first, security agents were tempted to dismiss the whole matter as coincidence, but when a clue was given referring to a "Big-Wig," with the answer "Overlord," they began to worry that the crossword was somehow being used to warn the Germans.  Two officers were duly dispatched to interview the crossword compiler--a fifty-four-year-old teacher name Lenard Dawe.  After some close questioning, the agents became convinced that Dawe had no knowledge of the impending landings, and that his clues and their answers had indeed been a series of strange coincidence.

On this day in 1945, Soviet and American troops met at the River Elbe cutting Germany in two.  WWII was over and the Cold War had begun. 

Lenard Dawe
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On 25 April 1001, the count of Aviemore, tired after a day of hunting, decided to spend the night in a rustic hut.  In the middle of the night he was awakened by servants and friends frightened by strange flashes, who urged the hunters to flee with them, fearing a forest fire.  He decided not to run away with his companions but to cautiously study the strange phenomenon.  Heading for the place where the flashes came from, the Count realized that there was no fire or burning trees, but a strange light.  Among the flashes he saw a beautiful lady, whom he took to be the Virgin Mary.

A farmer named Nicholas, nicknamed Strazzacappa, who was going to work, saw the vision as well and reportedly heard a request from the apparition for a place of worship to be erected there.  The case received publicity and a small chapel built at the spot became a center of pilgrimage.  After a few years the Verginiani, led by William of Vercelli, settled there.  When they merged with the Cistercians, the now famous monastery passed to the care of these monks.  The church was elevated to the dignity of basilica by Pope Paul VI on 31 May 1978.


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Debunked:   Woman Farmer seen in Spain is Not Donald Trump! 

 

Or, is she?....



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Traditionally, Saint Mark's Eve is a time for divining the future.  According to the folklore of the English countryside, any young woman wishing to see her future lover should fast from sunset.  She should then prepare a cake containing salt, wheat meal, and barley meal.  Her true love will come to the house during the night and turn the cake.

Other tales for Saint Mark's Eve go like this:  Sit in the church porch on St. Mark's Eve. Those sitting had to keep silent between the bell tolling at 11.00 p.m. until the bell struck 1.00 a.m.  In Yorkshire it was necessary to keep vigil for three successive nights.  On the third such sitting, it was said that the ghosts of those to die during the year would be witnessed passing into the church. This practice took place throughout England, but was most prevalent in northern and western counties

Some accounts of the custom state that the watchers must be fasting, or must circle the church before taking up position. The ghosts of those who were to die soon would be the first observed, while those who would almost see out the year would not be witnessed until almost 1.00 a.m.  Other variations of the superstition say that the watchers would see headless or rotting corpses, or coffins approaching. Another tradition holds that a young woman can see the face of her future husband appear on her smock by holding it before the fire on St Mark's Eve.

Whatever the story, it is pretty obvious that the pagans were trying to make sense out of the artificial religion forced on them and it wasn't working.   Or maybe, just maybe, weird things do happen in a church on this eve?    Boo.

 In Halberstadt, Saxony, Germany on this day in 1547 a black ball-shaped object was seen, apparently "emerging from the middle of the moon" and flying fast towards the North.
Wonders in the Sky, pg. 150

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And yet, another example of Orwelianism in News reporting, this time by Fox News.... what!  No, not Fox News!  Yes, in today’s news feed you will find this headline:

Man jailed after giving middle finger to speed camera

If you read the news article, you will find that the man was jailed, not for giving the finger, but for using a device to jam the speed-detection radar.   Do you see what they are doing here?  They want you to believe a man has been arrested for using his god-given right to say “F87k You!”  When in reality, the man giving the finger to a traffic-control camera had no more meaning to the authorities than my giving the finger to Fox News has now.   Now does it!

Geez, why do I even try.  




Monday, April 23, 2018

More Liberal Dribble.

England's patron, Saint George the dragon slayer, is commemorated with parades and other festivities on this day.  Today is also a time for remembrance of the northern European hero Sigurd, another famous dragon slayer.  In ancient Rome, the Vinalia, a wine festival in celebration of Jupiter and Venus, was held annually on this date.

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On this day in 1981, agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrived at Mae Brussell's home in the rustic, seaside burg of Carmel, California, to find out what she knew about a conspiracy to assassinate President Ronald Reagan.  What is very interesting indeed, by today's news that is, is that the FBI did so by the suggestion of then, U.S. attorney, Rudy Giuliani.  Yes, the lawyer Donald Trump has hired to prove his innocents in the Golden Shower story where Donald Trump had a woman pee on him in a Russian hotel, which Putin, the Dictator Leader of Russia, has threatened to bring out in the open if Donald Trump doesn't do whatever he wants.

So, who was Mae Brussell, you ask?   Well, she was a truth seeker from the early 60's until the mid 80's who researched everything from the Kennedy assignation to the Neo Cons planting of Charles Manson in the news to discredit the "hippy movement."   Yes, she believed and had evidence that Charles Manson was created by the FBI to stop the Socialistic movement of the youth, which scared the shit out of the 1%ers of the day.  Charles Manson had spent most of his life in a prison and was no peace, love, Alice Cooper guy whatsoever.   He was a righting, racist, Nazis, make-America Great again type who the FBI setup with money to do his crimes and become the poster child of everything wrong with the hippy movement.

Yes, and the facts she had on this Right-Wing Conspiracy was only a spec of everything she wrote about in her Conspiracy Newsletter.

If you truly want to know more about Mae, you are in luck, she did a conspiracy radio show for years, and our friends at File and Claw have published them for us to listen to, for free!  Here they are!

https://fileandclaw322.wordpress.com/mae-brussell-archive/



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And finally, I told you yesterday about how Michele Bachmann lied about Climate Change for personal gain, today, an even greater example of a Neo-Con Truth Denying has been exposed.   This time it is the Fox TV host Sean Hannity's who has been benefiting from the use of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program which he and other Neo-Cons blame for the reason people who normally wouldn't own a home, do -- also, privately when the room is all white, why they secretly blame the liberals for forcing you to sell your house to people they disprove of  based on the color of their skin or scent of their foods.  In my youth, I heard that complaint the most about liberal politicians.   "I'll sell my house to whoever I want."   Back then, thanks to HUD, people of color were buying homes in White Neighborhoods and boy did the White Supremacist hate that one.  And so, HUD, became the poster child for why the white neighborhoods were going to shit.  And so, the Neo-Con movement began, saying publicly they were for Lower Taxes.  Code Word for:  White Neighborhood. 

Back to Hannity, the heartless bastard talks bad about HUD at every chance he gets, while secretly making millions abusing their program.  

Sean Hannity linked to shell companies that spent $90M on property: report

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Michele Bachmann: Carbon Dioxide denier and the roaches!

Ishtar
The festival of Ishtar, goddess of love, sexuality, and fertility, took place in ancient Babylonia on this day.  Offerings were made to the goddess to promote healthy and fruitfulness.


Earth Day has been celebrated on this date since the early 70's.  It is a day dedicated to Gaia -- the planet, not the internet TV station with Regina Meredith.  Earth Day is real, no matter what the Right Wing Lunatics want you to believe.   At last count, the Academies of Science from 80 countries plus many scientific organizations that study climate science, around 95% of active climate researchers actively publishing climate papers endorse the consensus position that Climate Change is Real.

Still the deniers are out there, as on this day in April of 2009, Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota delivered this message from the House of Representatives:

"As a matter of fact, carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful!   But there isn't one study that can be produced that shows carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.  There isn't one study because carbon dioxide is not a harmful gas--it is a harmless gas.  Carbon dioxide is natural.  It is not harmful.  It is part of earth's life cycle."

Update:  Michele Bachmann is so evil, in 2012 she applied for a Swiss citizenship.   Yeah, another patriotic Republican Congressperson who's true interest in US politics is to confuse the truth for her own personal gain, and then take the money and run to a Climate Conscious Country.   Also worth noting, Bachmann runs a Christian Organization who was under investigation for stealing email addresses so she could mass-market parents with more Eco lies.

And again I have to ask you my dear Republican friends:  Is this really the government you want?   If so, why don't you and Michele suck the tailpipe of a Mercedes for just five-minutes and tell me carbon dioxide is safe?

Michele Bachmann: Carbon Dioxide denier.
Happy Earth Day Everyone!   Their days are numbered.   Truth is coming and they don't like it.   We are turning on the light on their lies and they are running like roaches.

You Talking To Me!


Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Scary Parallels Between Trump and Mussolini: a reincarnation story.

Finally, something we can thank the Trump Racist for:


So to all y'all folks thinking you are making the world white again by electing Donald Trump need to wake up and know this is your last hurrah for after Donald Trump, the USA will be looking for new leadership and it won't be the old fashion one-party system disguised as two parties.   No, no, Virginia, it is going to get like Italy who at last count had sixteen political parties on the ballet:

The Major Italian Parties:

Five Star Movement

League[a]

Forward Italy 

Brothers of Italy 

 Free and Equal[b]

The Minor Itlaian Parties:


What a ballot, yes.  A lot of the reasons for all these parties in Italy is that they are the remnants of the once great Roman Empire before it fell to the Christian Church and all the local folk who basically believed in helping each other in the village and dancing around fires for the earth changes, were told to stop following their instincts and believe in a religion they kind of knew was bullshit, but, wtf, everyone else did it and by not doing so you lost your job at the mill!  

Yes, bullshit religion designed to keep order for the peasants while the wealthy citizens used it's heartless organizational skills to justify bullshit wars as well as, give the poor suckers hope while the wealthy picked their pockets, starved their children, and laughed at them on summer vacations.   

Yes, the church was the death-blow to Rome and the fabric which built this unbalanced life we are living now where the top 1% have it all and the other 99% have nothing but hope in a Jesus the top 1% pretend to believe in but really don't, and so after their political prayer breakfasts and Sunday afternoon public head bows, go back to doing any nonreligious thing they want with no remorse whatsoever.

Okay, so I'm preaching to the choir, I know, I know, but stay with me.   Rome did fall to the church and the church brought it back to life as a third-world country and everything moved along okay until a dictator fascist came along and created the Italian word "Fascism," that individual was Benito Mussolini who was eventually killed by a mop of 99%er's on April 28th, 1945.  



Fortunately for Mussolini, his spirit wouldn't stay underground for long, for after a year it would reincarnate on June 14, 1946 into Donald Trump.   




The Scary Parallels Between Trump and Mussolini

 

Excerpts from the Bosworth book: Mussolini  by

 

Other more critical contemporaries noticed instead the fluctuations in Mussolini’s ideas and the way he preferred to avoid in-depth conversations, sometimes excusing himself by saying that the details should be left to the experts. Here, they discerned, was a leader more interested in imposing his will than in harmonizing his attitudes or policies. Here was a politician more interested in seeming to know than in knowing.” pg 142

He understood that a totalitarian dictator had to be, or to seem to be, expert in everything.” pg 177

Cowing the press was only one part of building a totalitarian dictatorship.” pg 177

Mussolini appointed his son-in-law as foreign minister. e.g., pg 254

Trump, of course, is infamous for his ultra-thin skin:

“… he would flick through the French press and grow enraged at any criticism of Italy and himself.” pg 272

“… there were few things which annoyed Mussolini more than overt criticism.” pg 276

This emotion [anger] had always been a prominent part of the Duce’s reaction to life .…” pg 280

Trump and Mussolini share thin-skinned ignorance combined with arrogant contempt:

The Duce’s version of permanent revolution, it was increasingly plain, was more a story of his own permanent sense that the rest of human kind was not made in this own image (an arrogance which only partially cloaked his own sense of inadequacy …).” pg 282

“… it was plain that he [Augusto Rosso] was another who feared that Ciano [son-in-law] was very young, and very inexperienced in the real world, and who knew that Mussolini did not take his professional diplomats seriously.” pg 292

In his diary, Bottai depicted a war leader whose administration grew steadily more ‘approximate’, with the Duce, a ‘man of the banner headline’ at heart, now bored by detail or discussion and preferring to ‘let things run of their own accord’.” pg 302

“… the Duce’s reaction, Bottai complained, was, ‘if things go well, take the credit; and, if they go badly, to blame others’. This, Bottai concluded, had become the real meaning of the formula: ‘Mussolini is always right.’ ” pg 303

The following speaks for itself, and speaks volumes:

From A.J.P. Taylor, quoted in Bosworth: “Fascism never possessed the ruthless drive, let alone the material strength, of National Socialism.

 Morally it was just as corrupting — or perhaps more so from its very dishonesty. 

Everything about Fascism was a fraud. The social peril from which it saved Italy was a fraud; the revolution by which it seized power was a fraud; the ability and policy of Mussolini were fraudulent. 

Fascist rule was corrupt, incompetent, empty; Mussolini himself a vain, blundering boaster without either ideas or aims.” pg 344
(End of excerpt.)

Yes, so Mussolini tried to make Italy Great Again and after it failed we have the Italy of today where less than 13% of the population consider themselves "Christian" and they now have 19 political parties.   

This will be the same fate of the USA after Benito Trump.  You wait and see, early signs can already be seen by this recent news event where

Neo-Nazis, anti-fascist groups descend on Georgia town for competing rallies

In this article, Neo-Nazis and White Supremacist will compete in Jostling sports with the National Socialist Party.  So there you have three of the new parties after Trump, others will be there too only without permits -- you go boys-and-girls, protest the protesters -- and they are members of Antifa, along with (be still my beating heart) Democratic Socialists of America and the anarchist group Workers’ Solidarity Alliance. 

 Yes a sample of the 2020 (clear vision for the first time?.... hmmmm) USA election ballot is starting to take form:

 

Republicans

Democrats

Nazis

Alt-Right

National Socialist Party

Antifa

Workers' Solidarity Alliance

Democratic Socialist of America                    

 

See y'all at the polls!

 

 

 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Revolution number 1444


So fellow workers, on this day in 1914, to end a bitter coal-miners’ strike, Colorado militiamen attacked a colony of strikers, killing dozens of men, women, and children.

When the evictions failed to end the strike, the Rockefeller interests hired private detectives that attacked the tent colonies with rifles and Gatling guns. 


In the end, the 1%ers learned a big lesson from this strike:  control all public news organizations to make union's the bad guys with lies and a few bad examples of union greed.   In the end, the unions that gave you a 40 hour workweek and medical insurance, was made to be the bad guy, and the corporate greed smuck was made to be the good guy.  

This plan has worked so well today that the minority of non-1%ers who have a decent job with medical coverage and a retirement account, simply look the other way when confronted by the reality that most of us are living paycheck to paycheck, no healthcare, retirement, as we work three jobs to make ends meet.  Which, in their mind is because of the choices we made, not the fact that the company we worked for gave their CEO a million-dollar bonus to lay us off.   

Yes, one of these days their will be a revolution.   Unfortunately, those of you who still have a decent job don't see it.   You think you are protecting your interest by voting for Ted "Hillbilly" Cruz, but you're not.  You are protecting the interest of the 1% who owe everything they have to your labor.  

Ahhh, yes, I can smell it now.   One more financial crisis and you will wake up, you wait and see. 


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On this day in 1999, two teenage gunmen kill 13 people in a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, south of Denver. At approximately 11:19 a.m., Dylan Klebold, 18, and Eric Harris, 17, dressed in trench coats, began shooting students outside the school before moving inside to continue their rampage. By 11:35 a.m., Klebold and Harris had killed 12 fellow students and a teacher and wounded another 23 people. Shortly after noon, the two teens turned their guns on themselves and committed suicide.

The kids have not been linked to white supremacy, but the fact they chose Hitler’s birthday to do this only shows that it had an influence.

In acknowledgement of that terrible day, thousands of kids across the nation have held walkouts in their schools which the NRA and Alex Jones are condemning as an assault on their gun rights.

Why do I even try?



Thursday, April 19, 2018

Two Men Arrested at Starbucks were arrogant.

Okay, you heard about the story, two black men arrested for no reason at all in Philadelphia while sitting in a Starbucks without ordering a twelve-dollar coffee.  Yes, it's bad, probably racist, and a sign of the black man-and-woman's struggle in this country for equality.  

If you read my blog, you know I'm a liberal, open minded guy who usually supports the less fortunate of us all, the only problem I have with these guys is they went into a Starbucks and sat without ordering anything!   I could never do that, shit, when in New York I usually end up buying at least 3 or 4 coffees I don't really need just to use a clean Starbucks bathroom.  Nothing in life is free, especially a city Starbucks. 

I wasn't there so don't really know, but the guys said they were waiting on some people for a business meeting.  Okay, fine, buy a f88king pastry or bottle of water at least.   What makes you think you are entitled to a free seat in a restaurant? It's not a public space, it's a private restaurant. 

Sorry, guys, I just have to call it as I see it.  

The Two Arrogant Men Who Think They Don't Have To PayFor A Seat At A Starbucks.
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From the journal of Esther Hill Hawks, April 19th, 1865

School was hardly open this morning before Mr. Hurley came in and told me that President Lincoln had been assassinated....Several of the large girls who are in classes taught by the white southern teachers, came to me, weeping bitterly and begged to be taken out of classes.  I let them go home at the same time and must watch my teachers for any expression of disloyalty.  The greatest gloom pervades the city....Minute guns have been firing nearly ever since the news came; flags are at half mast.  The colored people express their sorrow and sense of loss in many cases, with sobs and loud lamentations! No native whites are seen anywhere on the streets....For me, I am beginning to be strong in the "fatalistic theory." His work was accomplished and he is removed.  I will not doubt but God has other men and means, to finish what is yet undone!

So, who was Esther Hill Hawks, you ask?

She was unable to serve as an Army Surgeon because of her gender and so educated newly freed slaves on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. After the war, she established Florida's first interracial school, but in January 1869 her new schoolhouse was torched; she returned to New England to practice medicine.

Esther Hill Hawks

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Bigots in the News

So, since the Donald Trump Make-America tour is over, I thought it would be nice to sneak in on one of the families and see how they are doing.





At least they are still supporting the troops!


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Chariot Festival of the Rain or Golden Shower?


In the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal, an annual religious event called the Chariot Festival of the Rain God begins on this day.  it is dedicated to Machendrana, the ancient and powerful Indian god of rain.  For the current US President, this "shower" festivals happens when he is in a Russia hotel with nothing to do and is called a "golden shower."

We're all pagans baby, especially our Golden Shower President.

What?  I'm just saying....

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And again, another asteroid just pops up out of nowhere to scare the hell out of us.   Some say it's because our asteroid-finding equipment is better than ever.   I call bull shit.   There is more debris than ever headed our way and our leaders are telling us not to look up but to look at well the 1% are enjoying their tax cuts.  Shit, they're not paying for anything, accept a seat on the space craft being designed by the Space X program, which, in case you missed in an earlier post, is being designed to take a large group of 1%-ers up in space long enough to survive a dinosaur killing asteroid. 

But you don't care, you've got your donuts and ESPN.    You're doing alright.


A 150-Foot Asteroid Flew Alarmingly Close to Earth Just Hours After Being Spotted

 The asteroid, named Asteroid 2018 GE3, was closest to Earth at around 2.41 a.m. ET on April 15 when it was spotted about 119,500 miles away, EarthSky.org reports. That’s closer than the moon, which orbits Earth at an average distance of 238,900 miles. GE3 also passed close to the moon later that morning on its journey around the sun.

 

 

Monday, April 16, 2018

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Ah, April 16th, finally.   This day, some people choose to wear their pajamas to work.  I'm not sure why, but believe it has something to do with this day being the day Apollo was worshiped, historically that is, before we got Jesus and began worshiping money.

On this day in 1963, Martin Luther King wrote something interesting that applies to today:

    "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

He wrote this from a Birmingham jail which is a good reference point for you when using the frame "Historically, I'll be keeping good company," the next time you find yourself in jail for doing the right thing.

King's Prison Letter

On this day in 1982, the corporate beast totally revealed itself in the acts of one, Roger Smith, CEO of General Motors.  After firing 1 in 6 of every GM worker, Smith wrote a new bonus plan giving raises to 6,000 executives.   Yes, in a one-day period, Mr. Smith totally revealed how the upper 1% views the worth of a working man and woman.   Of course, this attitude has continued to grow into the world of haves and have nots we have today where if you are a have, you refuse to acknowledge the have nots by blaming it on bad jeans and building a wall.  Even Satan knows that's a sin.



You suck!  Not me, I'm writing a blog about it for posterity. 

Finally, my fellow pagan, in 1865 on this day, two days after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, mobs of protestors took to the streets in protest by attacking anyone they suspected of having southern sympathies or who failed to demonstrate what they deemed to be proper respect.  Across the country people were beaten, stabbed, and in some cases, even lynched by the marauders.

Isn't it funny how the history books don't tell you this, and why?  Because it scares the hell out of the 1% who were responsible for the assignation then to protect their Slave-Labor profits.

Peace Out.... Eso Terry.



Saturday, April 14, 2018

Trump and Putin: Butt Buddies Extraordinaire.

US and allies warn Syria of more missile strikes if chemical attacks used again

 Does anyone know what's going on in Syria?   I sure don't.   It seems something more should have been done under Obama. And what about this Donald Trump threat.   He's been yelling "bombs, bombs, bombs, run for your life, clear off your bases now...." for over a week.  Think Russia got the message?   Think his buddy Putin heard?  Think Putin will tell his Syrian buddies to clear off their bases so we don't hit anything important while trying to make it look like we're not in on the ethnic cleansing going on in Syria?  I do.  

It's all a shame folks.   Trump, himself asked why the Obama announced his plan to bomb a location before doing so.  In Obama's case, it was to give time to clear out the children, in Trumps case, it's payback to Putin for whatever White Supremacy shit they are planning.  

God damn, wake up before they come for you!

That's your daily wake-up call, now go have another donut.



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They want to have a war, to keep us on our knees

They want to have a war, to build their factories

Next Patient please

Industrial Disease.

                                                                From the song:

Dire Straits - Industrial Disease (1982)




Friday, April 13, 2018



Good morning, reading Trump’s mind is getting so easy.  No wonder Russia wanted him president.  Look for him to fire someone today.   Why?  Because the day is Friday the 13th?   No.  But, because on this day in history, if you believe such things: After a 33-hour bombardment by Confederate cannons, Union forces surrender Fort Sumter in South Carolina’s Charleston Harbor.  The first engagement of the war ended in Rebel victory.  The surrender concluded a standoff that began with South Carolina’s secession from the Union on December 20, 1860.

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FBI comey's book is almost here folks!  And what a tail he has to tell.   Here's an except (I paraphrase):  When Donald Trump first met with me, he tried to convince me that the "golden shower" rumors were not true.  “It never happened,” said Trump.  “I never let that woman pee on me in that bed.  Melanie needs to know this.”  

Echk, does anyone really doubt this is true.

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Finally, enjoy Friday the 13th, it's a great day for a day dream.



From the 1890s, a number of English language sources relate the "unlucky" thirteen to an idea that at the Last Supper, Judas, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th to sIt at the table dressed in woman clothing . 


Boo!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

What a day, what a day: April 12th!


The bloodiest four years in American history began on this day in 1861 when Confederate shore batteries under General P.G.T. Beauregard opened fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina’s Charleston Bay. During the next 34 hours, 50 Confederate guns and mortars launched more than 4,000 rounds at the poorly supplied fort. On April 13, U.S. Major Robert Anderson surrendered the fort. Two days later, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation calling for 75,000 volunteer soldiers to quell the Southern “insurrection.”

In today news?   More of the same.

In stark contrast to this war event, president FDR died on this day in 1945 before he could complete his project which Bernie Sanders now continues:   health care and lack of want for all.

Not a bad concept and still within rich... I mean, reach.

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 CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO

An urban legend in Cape Girardeau is believed to be an alien cover-up and the crash before Roswell.
April 12 marked the 75th anniversary of the alleged "Cape Girardeau UFO crash of 1941."
Cape Girardeau UFO researcher Michael Huntington said the story dates back to 1941 when a reverend was called to what he thought was a plane crash to read the last rights of the passengers.
“The Reverend William Huffman, who was the minister there, was called by the local sheriff to come assist in delivering some sort of last rights at a plane crash. That’s what the Reverend was under the impression that he was going to do. A car arrived at his house which was nearby [the current Redstar Baptist Church location] and they drove about 18 miles or so outside of Cape Girardeau closer to the Chaffee area. When they showed up on the scene, it was not a plane crash, it was, allegedly, a flying saucer, a classic silver, round disk that had crashed, that had started a fire. There were police and fire there to take care of the scene, put out the fire on a local farmer’s field," Huntington said.
"The Reverend arrived and saw a classic flying disk with part of the side ripped open and two alien bodies that were at least dead and one that may have been dying, may have been alive, couldn’t breathe," he continued. "The Reverend looked inside of the flying saucer and saw wires and components of some sort of alien design. There were strange hieroglyphics and bizarre knobs and dials. The Reverend knew that he couldn’t really give the last rights. About that time, the army air corps arrived from Sikeston Field and cordoned off the area and swore everybody to secrecy and confiscated any pictures. There were pictures allegedly taken that night of men holding one of the alien bodies and somewhere out there are those pictures."

“This story, whether you believe it or not, is part of Cape Girardeau’s history. It’s part of our culture, it’s part of our regional folklore, and it’s part of a broader history of UFOs, which is a part of American history. Nobody can deny the influence of UFO culture, UFO stories, the visuals, the fascination. Nobody can deny that it’s had an impact on American culture and American politics," Huntington said.

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Finally, the Cerealia, an annual festival of the goddess Ceres, was celebreated by the ancient Romans in order to secure the fertility of the crops.  The sacred rites of Ceres began on this date and were observed for eight consecutive days.

Enjoy your fetility today!  By all means.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Conservatives irate over GOP’s spending hypocrisy

‘I don’t see how voters can distinguish between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to spending,’ says one critic on the right.

That's right kids, that's what one Republican is saying in today's news.   Only problem: it isn't news.   We've known this all-along:  Republicans and Democrats are two faces of the same coin:  Money!
I dog a lot of Republicans because they have been running the show most of our lives although they want you to believe it's the liberals!   There aren't any liberals in the US (I've said it before, I know), at best what we have are Republican Lights.   The Republican Party since the Ronald Reagan has controlled the House and Senate for the majority.   When they didn't, they still stopped government through bullshit like the Monica Lewinsky scandal with Bill Clinton (come on Republicans, Clinton was the great Satan to you because he got a blowjob in the White House, look at your guy now?  He's been on Howard Stern talking about incest and getting his Dick Chaney sucked and yet, you forgive him because he cuts taxes for the 1%).  Then, the hypocrite in office now (Donald Tic-Tax Trump), spent four-years demanding the birth certificate of our first black president and won't even show his tax returns!   God Damn You Republicans.   Is the best you really can do is resign like Paul Ryan is planning on doing?   Don't any of you have the balls to do what is right for the country and impeach this guy? 

Okay, back to today's news:  it is all going to hell fast:   Mr. Facebook  is apologizing for allowing Facebook to report fake news and give our info to the Alt-Right organizations so they could post a bunch of phony adds against Non-Alt-Right candidates and eventually get our first Nazis president elected since Hitler.    While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg continues to apologize in front of congress, the FBI is finally starting to look into Trumps Russian connections and Trump has to do something to save is white-house ass... drop a bomb.   That's right folks, you herd it here first, 8:30am, April 10th, Trump will soon have you thinking we're in a war which besides helping the Bush family with their bottom line, will have you waving flags in support of our first Nazis President.   

Why don't they all resign. 

On a happier note...  there ain't no happy... we're all on the Trump payroll from here on out.  Better be nice to him. 

... 2 hours later: 
Trump Tells Russia to ‘Get Ready’ for Missiles Coming at Syria

... see, I told you.



Monday, April 9, 2018

Ralph Norman's Karma

Let's play a game boys and girls called Karma Watch.   Today's subject, a mean-spirited politicians (Ralph Norman) who gets a ton of money from the NRA to win elections, and now wants you to think he's John Wayne, so he says, "I don't want to be a Gabby Gifford" and pulls out a handgun in a room filled with spectators.

Ohhhhh, aren't you a bad-ass John Wayne.

In case you don't remember, let me refresh your memory about Gabby Gifford:

 Six people died, including federal District Court Chief Judge John Roll; Gabe Zimmerman, one of Rep. Giffords' staffers; and a nine-year-old girl, Christina-Taylor Green.[1][2][3][4][5] Giffords was holding the meeting, called "Congress on Your Corner", in the parking lot of a Safeway store when Jared Lee Loughner drew a pistol and shot her in the head before proceeding to fire on other people.

In, Karma Watch, we believe words attract what you fear towards you.   For instance, take Natalie Wood, her whole life she feared water.   I guess you could say if their was a water-pistol that would have protected her from water, she would have gotten a license to carry one.   Under fortunately, there wasn't, no such thing existed.   And so, she went though life with her fear of water which the universe took as a sign of something needed in her life, and so walks in her husband, Robert Wagner, who got drunk one night and listened to her gasp for water from the deck of their ship before she died.   Wagner says he didn't hear her, but Natalie had bruises all over her body, mostly from pounded for help on the boat for hours before she went under.   Her greatest fear happened.

So, in the same crazy thought-attraction that affect Natalie, in today's Karma Watch, I suspect Ralph Norman is attracting some crazy truth revealing.   In other words, whatever has you so scared that you have to wave a gun around in a room full of people, isn't running away from you, it is running towards you.   You just wait and see.

I don't wish you any ill will, I don't, but whatever you are fearing with that gun of yours is coming to get you.   And we'll be watching.  Instant Karma is Coming to Get Yah!

Or, maybe Stephen King already has in his book: Everything's Eventual, 14 Dark Tales written in 2002.   In which, Mr. King writes: A VISIT FROM RALPH. NORMAN'S FATE. SISTER MARY AGAIN. When Roland awoke, it was full daylight, the silk roof overhead a bright white and billowing in a mild breeze. The doctor-bugs were singing contentedly. Beside him on his left, Norman was heavily asleep with his head turned so far to one side that his stubbly ...


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Being April 9th, I must remind you that today is the Feast of A-Ma, the ancient goddess who is a Taoist goddess and is particularly revered in Macau. Also known as Tin Hau, she is the deity of fisher folk and other seafarers.  Legend told of the story where a boat, while sailing across the South China Sea, was caught in a tremendous storm and was about to sink.  All aboard were terrified but at the last minute, a beautiful young woman stood up and ordered the elements to calm down.  It did and the boat reached land safely.  This mysterious woman is none other than the Goddess A-Ma.  A temple was built on the spot where she landed and it is still there to this day, on the Inner Harbor.

Look for something big to happen on the ocean today, or not.

 A-Ma Temple





Saturday, April 7, 2018

Tax cuts for the top 1% and corporate greed will soon put the US back in the dark ages.   How?  Let’s start here, our Space Program.  Once a great Government Funded and Operated program.  I mean, shit, we put a man on the moon while Russia was still pealing bananas (I like mixed metaphors, they’re funny).  That was the sixties when the top 1% still paid their fair share of the tax burden; before they decided it would be better to circle their wagons in a gated communities fed by private tollways and let the masses who’s backs they built their wealth on, fend for ourselves.  Which we did for awhile thanks to YouTube, but as Nasim Najafi Aghdam just pointed out and went ballistic in doing so, you can’t make a living on YouTube anymore cooking salads and jumping around in tights, so you actually have to get a real job and unless you’re the fortunate few who are in good standings with a 1% approved access-card accessible company, you will have to work at least three jobs either delivering food to the 1%, picking up their trash from their doorstep since they no longer want to pay taxes for public sanitation, or Uber — of course, the Uber option will soon be over as soon as they can figure out a way not to have their cars drive themselves.   At that point, they will have us where they want us: poverty peasants ready to enlist in a war to make them richer and get us some form of medical care.



Sounds harsh you say?  Consider this, after the success of the NASA flights in the Church 60’s and 70’s, the Republicans told you over and over that No Government was good government — unless it is protecting the life of a sperm, but I digress.  So, they started privatizing everything for profit, including our space program.  So, we have this 1% who claims to be an idealist, Elon Musk, with his own space program funded by the 1% who are planning their escape to a new planet after they totally destroy this one with fracking — dynamite holes aren’t only going down, they go sideways, upways, and you don’t have a clue what they are doing to our planet, they do, but they have their escape plan.... But wait, there is one problem with their plan: The other governments still paying their taxes to fund a government space program.  That’s right, while we are figuring out how to make a profitable Space Program for the 1% in charge, Russia and China are building a non-profitable space program for a soon to be Outer Space War.  According to a recent article in Politico, the U.S. is years behind China and Russia from under-funding.   The main concern is GPS jamming which could be used in a trade war... what, trade war?  Yes, Trade War!

So, you’ve bought into the no government is good government and elected profit seekers over good statesmen and woman to keep the top 1% happy and we’ll all be able to live a good life sniffing through their trash: wrong!  And keep letting them destroy good government over Racist, Religious, Coporate nuts who really believe this country will do fine as long as the top 1% don’t have to pay for your roads or trash pickup! News Flash: soon we won’t have a democracy, what we will have is a Puttin to tell us when to eat, shit, and piss after his faux election.

Think about it: no satellite, no iPhone.

Wake up, a greedy corporations is not the government of the people, a socialistic democracy is the only way we all get through this.

But you don’t care, you have your donuts for breakfast and chic-fil-a for dinner: you gots it good, why vote?




Friday, April 6, 2018

Spring Love

April 5th, 1199, the warrior king Richard I, "the Lionhearted," didn't meet his end in battle, as might have been expected, but on a day relatively free of hostilities, as he casually walked around the perimeter of a castle in Châlus, France, without armor.  Suddenly, a young man fired his crossbow from a parapet above, striking the king in the shoulder.  Though the shot wasn't immediately fatal, the wound became gangrenous and Richard soon realized he was dying.  It was then, according to a number of contemporary chronicles, that the king did something entirely unexpected: He had the young man who had shot him summoned to his room where he immediately... forgave him.

Unfortunately, the kings followers didn't think forgiving the guy was a good idea and so, flayed him alive.
All of this, I might add, on a beautiful day in France, one where the people held a Boat Festival commemorating the return of spring.  Still, to this day, children celebrate this day by making a wish and then launching a miniature boat into the estuaries of the Mozelle River.  Each boat holds a burning candle and symbolizes sailing on the "sea of life."  Anyone finding a boat may also make a wish while bringing it to the shore.

And with Spring in the air, I leave with this message of love:

Generally, the way we label other people and things as good or bad, handsome or ugly, is determined by desire and craving.  We call good what we like and bad what we dislike.  These are inventions of our own minds.  If beauty actually existed in objects themselves, we would all be irresistibly attracted by the same people and things.
                                                                                                                             Dalai Lama
           



Thursday, April 5, 2018

Talking About April 5

Pocahontas

 
April 5, what a day indeed.   As coincidence would have it, on this day in 1614, in colonial Virginia, Pocahontas marries Jamestown tobacco planter John Rolfe, and by doing so, ensured peace with the Native Americans because Pocahontas' dad was the leader of most of the tribes in the area.  I guess you could say Rolfe married up.   Fast forward to the year 1758, on this same day! What? Really, on this same day in Pennsylvania teenager Mary Jemison is kidnapped by Native Americans from her family's farm and spends the rest of her life with the Senecas nation.   She eventually wrote a best selling biography about her captive history and it became a huge hit and was sold at all the feed stores.  


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On this day in 1794, French revolutionary leader Georges Jacques Danton is executed by guillotine for standing up to the wealthy 1% bastards running the show back then (The Monarchy).  Renowned for his satire, he said things like "The kings of Europe would dare challenge us? We throw them the head of a king!" at the execution of Louis XVI.

Before his own execution, Danton said: "Be sure you show the mob my head.  It will be a long time ere they see its likes again."

Danton was a man, yes, a big man.  Just look at his mugshot:

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On this day in China and Japan, people celebrate the festival of Kwan Yin, goddess of compassion, healing, mercy, and forgiveness. Offerings of incense and violet-colored candles are places on Kwan Yin's altar, along with rolled-up petitions for healing and protection that have been written by her supplicants on pieces of rice paper.