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My Annual Easter Message With "My Savior Donald Trump" Hymm

 


On Easter Sunday, a bunny will deliver chocolate eggs to many households across the world.  Have you ever wondered how this seemingly bizarre tradition came to be?  Well, it turns out Easter actually began as a pagan festival celebrating spring in the Northern Hemisphere, long before the advent of Christianity.

Since pre-historic times, people have celebrated the equinoxes and the solstices as sacred times. The spring equinox is a day where the amount of dark and the amount of daylight is exactly identical, so you can tell that you're emerging from winter because the daylight and the dark have come back into balance. " 

Following the advent of Christianity, the Easter period became associated with the resurrection of Christ.  In the first couple of centuries after Jesus's life, feast days in the new Christian church were attached to old pagan festivals. Spring festivals with the theme of new life and relief from the cold of winter became connected explicitly to Jesus having conquered death by being resurrected after the crucifixion.

Easter's changing date

In 325AD the first major church council, the Council of Nicaea, determined that Easter should fall on the Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox.  That is why the date moves and why Easter festivities are often referred to as "moveable feasts."  There's a defined period between March 25 and April 25 on which Easter Sunday must fall, and that's determined by the movement of the planets and the Sun. In most countries in Europe, the name for Easter is derived from the Jewish festival of Passover. So in Greek the feast is called Pascha, in Italian Pasqua, in Danish it is Paaske, and in French it is Paques: however, in English-speaking countries, and in Germany, Easter takes its name from a pagan goddess from Anglo-Saxon England who was described in a book by the eighth-century English monk Bede. Eostre was a goddess of spring or renewal and that's why her feast is attached to the vernal equinox. In Germany the festival is called Ostern, and the goddess is called Ostara.

Rabbits and eggs as ancient symbols of new life

Many of the pagan customs associated with the celebration of spring eventually became absorbed within Christianity as symbols of the resurrection of Jesus. Eggs, as a symbol of new life, became a common people's explanation of the resurrection; after the chill of the winter months, nature was coming to life again.

Traditionally decorated Easter eggs

During the Middle Ages, people began decorating eggs and eating them as a treat following mass on Easter Sunday after fasting through Lent. This is actually something that still happens, especially in eastern European countries like Poland.  The custom of decorating hard-boiled eggs or blown eggs is still a very popular folk custom.  Rabbits and hares are also associated with fertility and were symbols linked to the goddess Eostre. The first association of the rabbit with Easter, according to Professor Cusack, was a mention of the "Easter hare" in a book by German professor of medicine Georg Franck von Franckenau published in 1722.  He recalls a folklore that hares would hide the colored eggs that children hunted for, which suggests that as early as the 18th century, decorated eggs were hidden in gardens for egg hunts.

Commercialisation, confectionery and greeting cards

Chocolate easter eggs and bunnies wrapped in foil

Commercialization during the 19th century saw rabbits become a popular symbol of Easter with the growth of the greeting card industry. Postage services became affordable and people wanted to keep in touch with people, and so companies like Hallmark became big by launching images of cute little rabbits and Easter eggs on cards.

The first edible Easter bunnies made from sugared pastry were made in Germany in the 19th century. Big confectionery companies, like Cadbury in England, started manufacturing chocolate eggs. Chocolate that used to be something that's bitter and drunk became something that was sweetened and turned into a confectionery treat by the capitalist looking for a quick buck. Today, chocolate eggs and egg hunts are a popular part of Easter celebrations around the world.

~~ No matter what you're belief this Easter, enjoy and accept other's no matter if they believe your myth or not.  It's the only way were going to achieve the society we all want. 

                                                       Eso Terry



My Gun Control Solution Includes Keeping AK47s and Uzis!



Make my day.
 

So I need to apologize for my last post.  I should never have made the killer's motives a matter in the senseless killing in Colorado this week.  I've been searching the web to see what his motives were and have been reading the people on the Right say things like, "There they go again blaming it on the guns..." and those of us on the Left saying, well, read my last post.  The fact is people are dying and until we become kinder to each other, it will continue.  Unfortunately, the smoke hasn't cleared on the Colorado shootings earlier this week, and last night in Virginia Beach 9 people were shot and 2 more dead.  It's the Wild Wild West again folks, yee haw; in last night's killings, it was originally 1 dead and 8 shot, but then another armed person showed up and started shooting and so the police shot him.  And the madness continues. The NRA has more proof we need more guns to protect ourselves, and them Leftist -- like me-- have more proof we need some kind of guy control.  Damn, if only Steve Jobs were still alive and could make a Smart Gun, you know, a gun that will only kill Long-Haired-Freaky-Looking Dudes. 

You talking to me?
 

That's all I got today, sorry again for my last post, motives don't matter actions do, we're all in this together, let's do something; and so I want to begin the conversation that we go to the Dodge City Law, that is, leave your guns out of the cities and suburbs.  You can have your Ak47s and Uzis outside of the city limits to protect your lifestyle from those last remaining coyotes you're always bitching about.

Peace Out, 

 

Dr TV Booge  


Kissing Babies, Slip and Falls, and the 4th Dimension -- all in a day's work.

 Not much to write about today, how 'bout you? 

More senseless killings by another Conservative (read the news, I'm not interested in recanting the violence in Atlanta and Colorado.)  Okay, so we know the Atlanta guy was a Man-of-Faith killer, but we don't know about the guy in Colorado yet,  so we'll wait and see, but I will go out on a limb now and say he's not Antifa.  The only reason I raise this issue is that according to Fox News it's a result of the Union Bomber.  

So, if we find out the Colorado was left-leaning at all, I'll update you; speaking of which, what's good for the Goose is good for the Gander and so, I have to report on how President Biden is making some of my silly Republican GIF look serious.  Case in point. 


Years ago I posted this GIF on Creepy Ted Cruz kissing a baby:                                                               

Then I see this Creepy Biden kissing a baby:


 Okay, Cruz's is definitely creepier because, well, she's a little girl not a baby!

Then of course there was the Mike Pence Slip-and-Fall:

Which has now been topped by the Biden Slips-and-Falls:


Yes, we're all in this together, and both sides do things stupid things.  

Now, for something completely different, the Fourth Dimension. 

 

Guns Shots and Tax The Rich, It's Time.

 



Woke up this morning to four gun shots.  Being raised in Detroit I knew what to do, duck and cover away from the windows until you hear the police, then if no more shots, threat over.  No police today.  My condo here in Dallas was built in to 60's before gated entries were a thing, and so we get hit all the time; mostly it is just people checking for unlocked doors to see what they can get.   Over the last years it has progressed to breaking in to get sun glasses and other items of worth.  For the record: it gets worse every year no matter who is president.  

Yesterday I went to the old Farmers Market in Dallas to get some fruit.  The market used to be isles of tin sheds with Mexican farmers offering samples of fresh strawberries and oranges that make my mouth water today.  Now most of the sheds are gone and so are the farmers.  There are a few organic fruit booths hosted by well-groomed millennials, but no farmers, oranges or strawberries, just edible soap, snobby tee-shirts, and smoothies galore.  Yep, the Farmer's Market in Dallas is now the Bourgeois Market of Tomorrow, and the area is now filled with high-rise condos, manicured pets, and over-priced coffee shops.  That's what it looks like on the surface, but a few blocks away in the remains of the old Farmer's Market, there is a different story: a hundred homeless people with lazy limbs wondering if they will ever eat again, some, looking for a place to shower before their McDonald's afternoon shift.  This isn't the homeless, this is the working poor, displaced, suckers, whatever you want to call them.  They missed the starting gun in the race, or got hooked on a drug with no Betty Ford clinic money to help them get off.  Whatever their reason, there is no human welfare system to help them, for a human welfare system that works takes tax money.  Tax money the rich refuse to pay.  It really is that simple.

Use to be, you might see a handful of homeless here in Dallas.  I'm old enough to remember that.  That was back in the 80's, before years of tax-cuts for the rich and corporate welfare for the MBA Stud took its toll.  Funny, if you listen to the conservative talk they still blame the poor for the problem.  You think they would wise up by now.  I've seen it my whole life, from when Ronald Reagan said a person who is honorably discharged from the military can no longer get unemployment because he left his/her job, to Newt Gingrich and his pals taxing social security and unemployment benefits, all while they were cutting taxes for Football Team Owners, Trump Ltd Inc., and Jeffrey Epstein.  Reagan and the Republican Light, Clinton, cut social programs to offset tax cuts.  At least back then, they did try to offset the tax cuts, since George Bush they just cut the taxes and increased spending on war and corporate bailouts.  It's a crazy mess that will not end until the rich pay their fucking bill.  The trickle down profits they have been hording for years isn't theirs, it is ours,  and it is time we demand it.  

So I'll receive the comments on this post as I do the others, that I'm full of shit and don't know what I'm talking about.  The problem is liberal welfare, bla, bla, bla.  I now know what it must have felt like being a conservative man/woman in the groovy 60's with peace rallies and free love.  The funny thing is that back then, I was what you would call a conservative.  I knew the war was bullshit but enlisted in the Navy because that's what my conservative family did.  I also believed in less government, but also, a worker's right to organize.   All conservatives did, but then they started the lies that unions were breaking the system, when the problem wasn't the workers making a good living, it was the top executives raiding the profits with exorbitant million-dollar bonuses instead of using the money to retool their products to compete with the Japanese.  Paying a worker a fair wage has never been a problem.  The money auto workers made in the 60's was put back in the economy and caused growth galore in the economy.  Then the 80's happened and worker's wages had to be cut at the expense of... wait for it... TAX CUT FOR THE RICH.  Which really begs the questions: why do they hate a worker making a living wage so much?  Why?  Why do they hate the fact that a worker should make $15.00 an hour flipping burgers at a McDonald's burger joint?  What are they afraid of?  

Their argument is that everything will cost more. Hello, what do you think tax-cuts for the rich does to our economy?  It takes money out of the school system, roads, etc.  Since the rich stopped paying for our roads by supporting their profitable tollways, we pay more in license fees.  It's a tax given to us in secret, but know that when the wealthy paid their fair share, our roads were free and better, the envy of the world...  

  

                             

So the police have arrived and no more gun shots.  I can stop typing now.  I'm safe.

~~ Dr TV Boogie

It's March 5th and Trump is Not President!


 It's March 5th and guess what... Trump is not president.  That's right, the QAnon quacks keep spreading lies through the Fox News/Rush Limbaugh (rip) hate networks and reality keeps proving them wrong.  The QAnon quacks said Trump would be appointed president on March 4th because March 4th is the day we use to begin a new president's term.  It didn't happen.

These conservative clowns who really aren't conservative at all, have their narrow perspective news feed and only listen to the extreme nuts likes Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson who choose to deal in hate rather than facts.  They hate everything that happens for regular people.  They believe the only people who should benefit from government are the wealthy and corporations, any other consideration is a Liberal Conspiracy. Truth is there is no liberal conspiracy.  We liberals aren't interested in power, we are interested in ideas.  Ideas like, food and shelter for all, healthcare for all, and of course, a fair wage for all.  Ideas which Hannity and Carlson call "liberal plots to control the world."  Truth is, these are very conservative ideas of taking care of people.  

That's all I got to say today.  My cancer surgery went good and I am now a lung-cancer survivor.  

I wish you all the best.  

 ~~ Dr TV Boogie 



Brrrr. Deregulation Chills in Texas.

Deregulation Chills In Texas.

So I’m in Texas freezing my ass off because my electricity has been out for three days.  The reason is “deregulation.”  Yep, “Deregulation,” that thing the Republicans have been pushing down our throats to get power out of the hands of We The People, and into the hands We The Rich. Ronald Reagan gave us our first look at deregulation by deregulating the banking system which ended up costing We The People a shit load of money after the S&L Crisis of 1988.  If you don’t remember the S&L Crisis I’ll just remind you that it cost the tax-payers billions to bail out the failed banks who took advantage of deregulation and instead of doing loans as they were designed, started doing things with insurance products and stock options which still can’t be defined. The bottom line is the rich bastards walked away with their profits and we paid their bill.  Yep, Deregulation. 

Electricity use to be a government program, but deregulation allowed it not to be.  Plain and simple.  Rich Boy Investors took over the job and made lots of money, for in Gods Country, that’s all that matters.  Of course they were more worried about their profit margins and so instead of spending the money it took to be ready for a once in a lifetime event like we are presently experience here in Texas, they said, “Fuck it, let them freeze if they think they are cutting into my profits.”

So here we are in Texas and the governor who should be solving the electrical grid shutdown is doing... well... nothing but blaming it on the liberals. WTF! Instead of confronting the problem with truth and facts, it’s blame, blame, blame... which is meant to take the focus off of the criminal We The Rich profiteers who still have electricity in their homes.  

Texas Gov. Greg Abbot blames wind turbines, Green New Deal policies for outages.... 

Enough is enough.  It’s time we protect the people, not We The Rich profits.  


                   So, so, cold. 


~~ Dr TV Boogie

Another Day With Cancer

 

 

Sorry I've not written in a few weeks, but I've been watching the sun come through my west window with glee every afternoon.  It's something you do when you have cancer.  You look at everything and see its beauty.  The sounds of the little kid riding the big-wheel scooter he got for Christmas has been fun too.  I've even enjoyed hearing a Republican woman I've worked with for years complain about how the new president Joe Biden has signed so many new executive orders in his first week of presidency.  In the past that would have bugged the leftist-liberal-medical-care-for-all liberal in me to no ends.  Now I smiled and enjoyed her words, for her closed-minded negativity reminds me I'm alive.  

On a brighter note, the football player they are calling the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) won anohter Super-Bowl yesterday; which reminds me of lyrics I heard in my youth from a local Punk Rock Band, the spiked-hair guy with heavy eye-makeup sang:  

                "Situation normal: all fucked up!" 

Congratulations GOAT quarterback.  May the devils of luck continue to shine on for you.  


 

Oh, got to go, here comes the sun! 

 

 

~~ Dr TV Boogie

Happy Inauguration Day 2021: Ding Dong, He's Gone!

  No peace-loving, freedom seeking, equality and justice for all champion can deny this is a great day.  Case in point:  President Donald Trump, the master of lies and hate, is leaving office.  Hurray, hurray, the evil one is gone.

 Funny this day should give us our first palindrome for a presidential Inauguration Day ever (a palindrome is a word, verse, sentence, or number that reads the same backward and forward).  The next inauguration that falls on a palindrome won't be until Jan. 20, 3021, a thousand years.  Something special is happening.  

Also on this day:

In 1327 Edward II, king of England, is forced from power by his wife, Eleanor of Castille.

Elanor of Castille

  

In 1649, following the English Civil War, King Charles I is tried for treason. 

King Charles I

  Finally, and definitely poetic justice, in 1986 the federal holiday to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr, is observed for the first time. 


 

 


My Death Poem


 

It's funny, faced with death from multiple tumors in my body, 

I laugh

 I laugh at the silliness of it all

The silliness of worrying about everything from love

to death

And how 

I wanted what I wouldn't have

Never appreciating

what I had.


I wanted out

I wanted out of the black snow of Detroit

I wanted out of a cubicle job

I wanted out of my marriage

I wanted out of my limits

I wanted out of everything I had 

for that which I would never have 


And now, 

instead of wanting out of this dying body

I want out of death

~~ a poem written by Dr TV Boogie


Karma, baby. Fucking Al Davis Karma.

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Thanks For Being!

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