AUGUST 25, 2016,
With the obvious death of the newspapers, so went real journalism, and we have witnessed the rise of TV NEWS reality shows which are not totally real but staged, intended or not.
I am now at a point where I cannot contain myself any longer. Now the news media shows have become the stage of the extreme manipulator Donald the Dork T-RUMP.
The elections have brought me to a point where watching TV is almost an annoyance. The only shockers from both tickets so far have been the very pretty Mrs. TRUMPS nudes, everything else was boring, repetitive and with great expectorations took note based on common everyday cut and dry lies, typical political bullshit and if it keeps up we’ll have to put spittoons next to the TV’s.
And the teleprompter, as if it will change the demeanor and DNA of the biggest bullshit artist of the century. Suddenly Herr T-RUMP is fluent in talk-speak, the two sided language of politicians who say nothing of truth and then back it up by doing nothing. It does not change the person.
If we could only get Chimpanzees to read the teleprompter, there would be a filibuster on the house floor in two days for increased banana rations. Knowing the GOP head house spinmeister, it would be McConnell or Paul Ryan stopping all banana imports.
The TRUMP-ETTES, his kids Secret service coded as CADS, his siblings are all cut from the same stock. CODED: Confident, Arrogant, Dedicated and with wealthy Smarts. They looked handsomely groomed, standing next to Dad, which is all they know and his only real supporters. Few others dare to get that close fearing getting fired.
The worst reality shows are media news, usually the relentless anti-Obama, anti-Hillary onslaught by the gifted Mini-Goebbels s of FOX (FAUX) news, the morning threesome and at night by the biggest liar and conspirator extrodinere Oberleutnant Sean Hannity.
The beautiful woman, innocent, short dressed, target sits in the middle surrounded by two of the most self serving jerk-offs who really need to go back to work, and get a real job.
It was a Roger Ailes inspired production. Short dresses, no pants for the ladies, no stockings, the occasional crotch shot, script led prompter brains, and bookended by two of the biggest male morons I have ever heard on the air. The bookends of bullshit.
CAUGHT BY PANTS DOWN WORK ETHIC
Fortunately Roger is leaving due to an abuse accusation. Now more than one and it has reached stadium numbers. But theres more! It also appears Roger’s corruption involving the use of FOX’s money for his personal vendettas may blow the whole case open.
I am sick of it. My byline is about things that I find incredulous, that annoy or disturb rules of common sense, values and truth, the things you are not supposed to talk about. Generally they fell into one of three categories. Politics, Religion, or Sex which is a communication tool. Soon there will be a fourth, TV Media because it has become a joke.
Donald owns the media. Just like the NRA owns Congress, Donald supplies them with enough headlines and sheer bullshit to keep the tubes burning twenty-four / seven. What he says doesn’t have to be accurate. They follow him because he is so bizarre. Without controversy, he would be a nobody but a braggadocio blowhard of T-REX proportion. If Donald ever gets elected it is rumored upon his coronation he wants his own flag flying with his crest on the White House. He has his own crest and he may be referred to as “The Duke of Dork”.
We have seen enough death, the Malekh-amo-ves is the Angel Of Death from the old testament. And with the horrific images and stories of Orlando fresh in our minds, this is more than just the second amendment, magazines, semi-autos, this is more than radicalism, this is about a global situation totally out of control called hate. And our politicians are powerless. They can vote against hate, meaningless, so they challenge the tools used.
Orlando, Paris, Nice, Turkey and Belgium, and the people did what people do when it comes to tragedy. Prayer, for the dead, prayer for the wounded survivors and prayer for those living, we pray looking for the good side, hoping the angel will come down or astride a white horse and make things better.
But with the reoccurrence of these attacks here and abroad by convoluted individuals following a false GOD, who are we praying to. Words today are meaningless. It will not stop the next attack. We are at the point of having to do something, you see the Angel of Death, I used the Hebrew spelling and enunciation is “Malek amo-ves" and he doesn’t pay attention to your prayers. He works for the other team.
Does it mean don’t pray or think good thoughts? No, prayer and good thoughts are for our salvation, but rarely change things. We have to Make things better. The real answer is taking action. We have to do something. This kind of hatred must stop. Lip service doesn’t count. And we are fighting a war on two fronts, the radicalism or the distortion of a religion, not the true beliefs of the more than one something billion believers, these are thugs, dissidents, maniacal losers having no merit in a civilized world.
The real question is the catalyst, what really brings this on. It is HATE, and it exists all throughout the world. We love but we also hate. The coin has two sides. There’s a hatred of Muslims, currently and nicely enhanced by a really sick bigoted individual running for the highest office in the land on the GOP ticket, the Presidency.
Then there is the hatred of gays promulgated by parts of Christianity and especially the Muslims. There’s a hatred of Blacks, Latinos, Transgendered, Queers, Bi-Sexuals, and even Birth Control, Agnostics and Atheists, Planned Parenthood serving women’s health because of the access to abortion. We live in a country shared by the good and the haters. In this election hate rhetoric has taken a tremendous leap forward led by T-RUMP.
“The LGBTQ community took the brunt of the hatred at Orlando, and paid a severe price. They know all about hate, they have been in a leadership role for their human rights including the fight against anti-Muslim bigotry”. And one person with the right weapon killed 49 and wounded, many severely with debilitating wounds 53 in all, 102 people minding their own business, enjoying their life style with the comfort of friends, bothering no one, were attacked.
Ask yourself, are you one of the haters? Are your actions and words creating violence. If it bothers you the way others lead their lives by custom or fear, what have you done about it. If it’s their customs and not harmful, learn about them. If they live in fear, find a way to help.
The problem I have is with people who cannot let the other life style live. As long as someone or group has a lifestyle other than yours, no one is forcing you to embrace it. Frankly, its none of your concern as long as it doesn’t enter your world uninvited. Believe me the other side might be a little reluctant to want to get to know you. Hatred feeds violence and creates divisions that is tearing this country apart.
Day after day I am affronted with statements or branding of people, their beliefs, and their physical or spiritual makeup, simply put, Its nothing but PREJUDICE and HATRED being used to cement some really stupid brain cells provided by today’s TV twenty-four seven media repeating the lies, corruption, cheating and scamming, basically or categorically, of the spinning in todays politics.
All topics big enough to make the TV big screen are the things you were told not to talk about. Really? We still do, lets not kid ourselves and possibly the only way to stop talking about these things would be to remove the water cooler, coffee pots, town halls, TV’s, and close all bars.
If you believe that you should not discuss any of these things then this is not the place for you. Thats why God made sand, a place to bury your head. Thats just called denial. And those who do bury their head expose another part of their anatomy for the world to see… not exactly putting your best face forward.
I am a news junkie. I am also a researcher, passionate, slightly relentless, antagonistic, add stubborn, and I get to see this world very clearly and from varied viewpoints. Thats the problem I have… integrity, who is delivering the news, what is the percentage of verifiable truth involved void of personal opinions, and usually with the talking heads, featuring guest paid assassins whose position is just as predictable.
If you try selling something today without sex in it. Good Luck. This isn't pushing GEICO, you buy GEICO because the law requires it. You buy AX to smell good because you want to copulate more often. That is the message thats sells in the products, they are called pheromone sales.
Your supermarket is a great place to get magazines with all kinds of trash, like about Kim, “ hat great ass” Kardashian, part of Americas first family of pretend reality, no frickin talent whatsoever than the size and shape of their Gluteus Maximus Muscles.
Thus writing about Hollywood and their fantasy world is not what this place is about. Where I do connect is if SEX comes into play involving someone in the Political or Religious theatre, after all they are all actors. And they are leaders. And they sometimes betray us when the truth comes out.
THIS IS A NO BULL SH*T/NO SMOKE ZONE
I may see things differently than you, and this site is all about viewpoint, my viewpoint, I hold nothing back and owe no one. I welcome discussion, I am involved every day in think tanks with intelligent people who seek solutions. But you better have a sense of humor, as our politicians do. They think everything is a joke.
I don’t argue with idiotic slogans, immoral rhetoric, not the BS taught on Fox Media by former druggie, 1/2 term college dropout, hyped with a morose sense of values with no credentials, like the former Glenn Beck, and others. And I am not a fan of FOX “Faux” News as the media it represents is contrived.
And I like to draw comparisons. I once explained Washington as a Poker Tournament. Lots of bluffs, eye contact, playing with someone else's money and losers. Thats till you get to the final table, the cards are on the line and then you show your real hand. Yup, in Washington, in the sleeve, thats where the two aces were hidden. There are six in a deck, aren't there?
My unique logo represents No Bullsh*t/No Smoke “ Emblification". Go chase that word in your Funk and Wagnalls. So lets get a few things out of the way because it may take a while to get used to my sense of humor. I have no problem with communication, I speak in a very "sardastic", language. If you grew up in Brooklyn, you are both sarcastic and slightly sadistic. It's a new word, "sardastic".
TRUTH SITES: SNOPES, POLITIFACT, WIKIPEDIA and others.
I rely heavily on some websites that uncover the distortions and lies, half-truths semi-truths, partial truths, and creative writing by those lightly equipped underachievers with white powdered brains and sensitivities. Yes, I may repeat a few lines from articles and information after I have sourced them out. Truth is truth. And I’m making a point probably shared by others.
Adding to this collection are the quotes and sometimes “ sick" thoughts of brain-farters, aka "entertainers", false assumptions, and conspiracists, those who come up with things lending comfort to other mentally deprived thinkers, truth or not. I call them gas hacks, always throwing fuel on the fire.
My three favorites check out sites are Snopes.com, Politi-Facts and for general information, I reference WIKIPEDIA, the online encyclopedia cross checked with multiple sources.
For ten years, David and Barbara Mikkelson have devoted themselves to double-checking the cannon fodder that permeates the web. Their site www.snopes.com is one of the best on urban myths and flatus dependus moronus. For those not understanding Latin, it means "fart headed moron" which is one who suffers from cranial-rectal dyslexia.
Their site, Snopes, has grown into one of the most popular and influential fact-checking destinations on the Web. In a given week, Snopes tries to set the record straight on everything from political smears to old wives’ tales.
PolitiFact is a project of the St. Petersburg Times to help you find the truth in politics. Every day, reporters and researchers from the Times examine statements by members of Congress, the president, cabinet secretaries, lobbyists, people who testify before Congress and anyone else who speaks up in Washington. They research their statements and then rate the accuracy on their Truth-O-Meter – True, Mostly True, Half True, Barely True and False.
The most ridiculous falsehoods get the lowest rating, Pants on Fire. They also rate the consistency of public officials on our Flip-O-Meter using three ratings: No Flip, Half Flip and Full Flop. A few bottom lines about urban myths. Dr. Goebbels, Glenn Becks mentor was right, tell a lie, a big one, tell it often and make it loud. Our conclusion: There are a lot of people out there posting items that have only a glancing relationship with the truth and the worst part is they themselves rarely care if it is the truth or not.
"It stopped being just a website a long time ago. For many of us, most of us, Wikipedia has become an indispensable part of our daily lives." Wikipedia is a free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Its 15 million articles have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world. and almost all of its articles can be edited by anyone with access to the site. Wikipedia was launched in 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger and is currently the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet.
I’M JUST AN AVERAGE JOE WHO LOVED GOOD FOOD, NICE GIRLS and READING
I was born and raised in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY on Montgomery St. near Utica Avenue. Brooklyn was a middle class Jewish, Italian, Irish, Eastern European, Black, Latino neighborhood very highly diversified.
I had a great, nothing spectacular middle class life growing up with friends who were all of different ethnicities, and culturally different.
I graduated G.W. Wingate High School just 3 months after my 15th birthday after being in the RA or rapid advance, skipping grades 2 and 8.
I’m self taught learning to read at a very early age. It was my release, reading taught me more, a quest to understand things more than the parameters of the foot driven mile range I lived in. It was my star ship to other places and times. I learned more on my own than I did in school. There was a librarian at that branch and what I didn’t understand she helped me with.
In school, the main subject I excelled in was truancy, my favorite hangouts while cutting class were Museums, Zoos, National Parks like the Statue of Liberty, and the library. I guess I am a touch, see, feel, person, with an average education from the couple years at College. The library at Eastern parkway and the city Museums and Zoos were my schools.
They tell me thats how I write, like a Brooklyn kid. Of the almost 6000 languages and dialects on the earth, “ Brooklyn” is surprinsingly doing well.
MY HIGH SCHOOL ALMAH MARTYR - GEORGE W. WINGATE HS
Is responsible for the skills I have today which I learned from my English teacher. Her favorite paraphrase was "Jacobs to Detention”. Her hero was Shakespeare, and it did not amplify my reading skills. Thus, I always carried a good book in my schoolbag about something, airplanes, photography, chemistry and girls, I received more education reading in detention.
My reading incorporated the works of JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, Lord of the Flies, Brave New World, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, the travel series on the famous places in the world, anything about Aviation, the Military, Photography and I loved shop classes. Michener was one of my favorites as he wrote episodic books, which translates through generations in one locale, sort of like Star Trek in differing temporal convergences in the spacetime continuum. Being in detention allowed me to read and learn at my pace.
I probably read more books than the entire class but could not in any way shape or form digest Shakespeare. Fortunately the Dean of Boys was pretty much on my side. He wasn’t a fan of Shakespeare either but he was the law.
George W. Wingate High School as a High School is now defunct. It is now a conglomeration of comprehensive learning in the Prospect - Leffert’s Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. It opened in 1956 and was closed down in June 2004 due to poor academic performance. It was the first racially correct (that was the term) 50/50 black-white school in the United States. I was in the first classes to graduate though my marks in English were not of merit.
Today, I have seven blogs, own two small business’s even in retirement, learned to write computer code, I carried a camera and notepad for better than 50 years. I owned my own airplanes and I managed to fly 28 years, saved two planes while on fire, the passengers, and my buttocks on mechanical failures, and bouts with mother nature and learned one thing, self reliance.
MASTER MACHINIST IN HIGH SCHOOL
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