SEPTEMBER 28, 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 T-RUMP. I am for the first time in forty years embarrassed by some of clueless people in my country who support this man who is a fraud, liar, cheat, deranged old self indulgent charlatan.
The elections have brought me to a point where watching TV is almost an annoyance. Everything that was boring, repetitive and with great expectorations. (not a misspelling) I took notes 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 who is a big airbag of nothing.
The TRUMP-ETTES, his kids, (Secret Service Code Name) looked handsomely groomed, wearing the best of TRUMPS overseas plants (that he threatens to stop?) 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 who should be shot for treason against this country. He is the top of the heap on FOX news which proves he can fling bullshit higher and farther than the other “ Shiestenflingers”. (See the Jacobs Political Dictionary)
Not that the morning nausea is any better. 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. The clone wars on ’Star Wars’ had nothing over the clones of the Roger Ailes era broadcast live from Ur-anus appearing on FAUX news every nauseating morning as bookends of the crotch shots.
T-RUMP SPEWS SUBLIMATED HATRED
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. It became front page, 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, and it is embarrassing for this country to allow that bigot the press time to promote that hatred.
Adding a hatred of gays promulgated by T-RUMP and pandering to hardcore evangelicalisms, those parts of Christianity who are holier than thou. 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.
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. The problem is 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 never liked Roger Ailes who turns out to be a creep of low moral standards.
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". See the Jacobs Dictionary.
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. Those requiring a checkout, 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.
I’M JUST AN AVERAGE JOE WHO LOVED GOOD FOOD, GIRLS and READING
I was born and raised in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY on Montgomery St. near Utica Avenue. Brooklyn was and probably still is mostly middle class Jewish, Italian, Irish, Eastern European, Black, and Latino neighborhoods, very highly diversified and Williamsburg, which was a downtrodden neighborhood at one time is now reborn as the place to be of ‘ hats happening'.
I had a nothing spectacular middle class life growing up with friends who were all of different ethnicities, and culturally different. It cultivated my love of food with a world wide taste and world wide tolerance.
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. The library on Eastern Parkway 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 she helped me with what I didn’t understand. More so than some of my teachers.
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 surprisingly doing well.
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”. My favorite was questioning why we had to read Snakes-spear. 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 met several nice girls in detention, I received more education, more ways than one 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 “8th the Wonders of the World” 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 favorite authors 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. At twelve I had secured a book on medicine from our pediatrician, and a copy of Greggs Anatomy, weighing more than me. 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 passing but not of merit. Math, the sciences, shop, government and history studies, I did well. I am still a history nut but embarrassed by todays standards of education as history is not as relevant. I will always believe studying the past is relevant and keys to the future.
Today, I have seven website/blogs, participate in two small business’s even in retirement, and have 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. And have always said, “Have the right shoes for the path you choose, sometimes moccasins don’t cut it and you need boots”.
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