Welcome to My World - 31 JANUARY 2016
I write about things that I find incredulous, that annoy or disturb rules of common sense, values and truth, or affront me. So much of today’s media and life is filled with lies, corruption, cheating and scamming, basically or categorically, involving Religion, Politics. and the bonder, I call the Human Interface which some call it Sex.
The human interface relates to a combination of any two of the three in one issue. Politicians who become candidates who find Jesus in IOWA, every four years, thats two of three, or a Minister having sex with his flock, that too is human interface.
ARE YOU READY FOR TRUTH
All topics big enough to make the TV 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, slightly relentless, antagonistic, 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. In Vegas thats a stacked deck. Las Vegas has a desert full of those who (tried and failed) stacked the deck, miles of desert, utilized when the “Goodfellows” ran it.
A large percentage of our TV journalists simply regurgitate media drivel pushed to excess for ratings or brought live on the screen by some gal, preferably a drop dead good looking blonde with flowing fake tresses and with a dress cut barely one inch below her bikini cut, Ashley Bancroft inspired glasses, and a teleprompter.
I ARCHIVED FINALLY…
Occasionally our man-caves, domiciles, trailers, condos, tents and lean-to’s need cleaning and for some reason I had the urge today to do the same on my website. Some stories over 100 are old news and many recent events have brought forth new ideas and new opinions, more importantly new facts and some old players posing as new, and some new players who are making headlines. A mini section in the trifecta was SEX, I dropped it since it’s so rampant, exploited and published, no sense talking about it, people are so involved doing it it doesn’t matter any more, I changed its direction to Human Interface.
I have archived a lot of what I have written, about 600 pages, I have selected what the gist, or backbone of each of the following stories and have decided to lighten the load by writing each day what I see, hear believe or rack up as pure bovine excrement. The speed of news today and the shear tonnage of corruption, ignorance, and sheer media driven drivel is warranting this.
I TARGET POLITICIANS
When you are immersed in the political game carrying camera and notepad and get to meet these folks up front, backstage, off the camera, good and bad times, the light changes as we say in photography, and you make adjustments. You also get to see the real person. And I have to be honest, in the arena of the big lie, getting caught, thieving, cheating, lying and corruption, the GOP is winning hands down.
The birthers, deathers, obstructionists, prejuidistos, gerrymanderers, tea potters, statements about women causes, false statements on voter polls, anti-global warming, recent disclosures about Benghazi being a political hack job and bringing up the past are all hurting the common people, the lower and middle class, not those politicians.
Partisanship (misspelled as Partisan Sh*t) has created two decades of worthless Congressional effort and strife for the working class of Americans, cost us valuable prestige in the world and cultivated tremendous angst amongst our citizens. And it is going to cost us.
I TARGET TV EVANGELISTS
Thats what this section is about, exposing the second largest group of slime who seem to be slithering out of the vents just like in the movie "The Blob". Fake Politicos and Fake Religionists. Politicians are always claiming God is on their side, and the religious right is claiming they know who is the best God to lead this nation. Maybe they should read the constitution, something about Church and State. Which brings us to Religion and the era of the false prophet or is it profit?
The founding fathers came to this land because they couldn't worship the way they wanted to. Few religions are perfect. Only God is perfect, it’s man who screws things up and down through the ages. Sharia law and the Inquisition were and are equal opportunity killers and maimers. No preferences, believe as you wish but that didn’t last long…just google Witch Hunts… the Christian Church is just as guilty.
And today we have a strong right, passionate voice about this becoming the United States of Jesus. This country was based on religious freedom, not the “ My form of Christian God is better than your (XXXXXXXXXX) God thinking of many groups”. The Horrible Fact is: “ The Better God Syndrome" has resulted in the death of more people than any other man made corrupted philosophy in the world.
In national politics the winner is required to take an oath declaring to defend the constitution. Thus the order is Constitution or Country, God, Family and so forth. Somehow the Evangelical morphs this into God, then Country, Family. In a totalitarian society like the Taliban, Al Qaeda or ISIS, ISIL or Boko-Haram then it's their man-made distorted, convenient and not benevolent God, then the order is AK-47 is first and nothing else counts. Family means nothing as women have no rights anyway. Just like the way the some Republicans see things.
It's the separation of Church and State, the abortion changers, and folks like the Texas Evangelical School Board librarians that threaten the United States of America. Whether they call themselves evangelicals, patriots, Tea Pots or anything else, NO GROUP has the right to take anything away from anyone else regardless of the cause or the one they made up because of their man-made fabricated pointed hat bred spooky ritualistic religious beliefs.
I TARGET SEX OR NOT TO SEX & FOLLYWOOOD
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.
Even FOX NEWS sells sex, drop dead gorgeous women, peek-a-boo tops, the long haired tresses, short dresses, long legs and slightly short on thinking, long on tele-prompters. Few if any have degrees in Journalism, most in runway and hairstyling, stage makeup and breathing heavy.
A smaller segment is called the infidelity or Hollywood Reality section. Thats where we are compelled to hear about on at least three major channels all about who is “ Boffing" who!
Or as in the case of Hollywood, the marriage of the week which will probably last a week, the pregnancy of the week, which will last nine months, or the ongoing Kardashian series, one who is married, another who is cohabiting on and off and Kim who is in and out of love and marriage as fast as the concubines of some fourth world countries.
And the real man hero of the show winds up a changing gender type and I have to be upfront, interviewing some avid watchers honestly telling me he looks better as a woman than a man.
WHO ME? I’M JUST AN AVERAGE JOE
Born and raised in Brooklyn, 990 Montgomery St. near Utica Avenue, a middle class neighborhood. I graduated High School at 16 after being in the RA or rapid advance, skipping grades 2 and 8 because I’m self taught learning to read at a very early age, it was my release, a quest to understand things more than the parameters of the mile range I lived in. In school, the main subject I excelled in was truancy and home room and with only an average education from the City College where I was constantly challenged as the Captain of the Bad Spelling and Run-on sentence team.
I suffer from a speech defect called by many “Brought up in Brooklyn”. To overcome this, I have been blessed with a good two-fingered Apple keyboard, a super loaded Mac Pro, two mini Apples computers and very fast internet capability. Adding a temperamental Office spell checker most of the time accounting for a funky word it inserted occasionally that I miss and a frickin morose sense of humor.
Brooklyn, N.Y. what stories as a kid…and they tell me thats how I write, like a Brooklyn kid. Of the almost 6000 languages and dialects on the earth, “ Brooklyn" is doing well.
Expressions like "Doz Bums" and " Arrgh Jeeze" all owe their heritage to Crown Heights. Home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Carl Furillo, Duke Snider, PeeWee Reese and their home my beloved Ebbet’s field.
The stadium, the library at Eastern parkway and the city Museums and Zoos were my schools. I learned something every day.
I grew up five blocks from Ebbet’s field, six from the public library, and I had a relic five fingered pitchers glove because it was great in the outfield or just beyond the fences at Ebbet’s Field waiting for a ball which got you into a game free dodging truant officers all the while.
MY 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. I always carried a good book in my schoolbag about something, airplanes, photography, chemistry and girls, I received more education reading in detention.
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.
Today the New York City Department of Education is proposing to open a new school co-located with the International Arts Business School, the School for Human Rights, the School for Democracy and Leadership, the High School for Public Service: Heroes of Tomorrow. These organizations are located in the same building and may share common spaces like auditoriums, gymnasiums, and cafeterias.
I hated English, looking back, it was a mistake. Language skills are the carrier deck of communication and if my writing skills were equal to my thinking skills I would be flying F-18 Hornets instead of Piper’s, Cessna’s and Lear's. And had I paid attention in typing class, my two index fingers would not be a full half inch shorter than the others. Nevertheless, I made a few points in life, I got a lot of dates from the typing class, I was the envy of all the other boys who missed that opportunity.
I have learned to write in html and I can photograph in .jpg and RAW. I managed to fly as a PIC for 28 years, saved two planes while on fire, the passengers, and my buttocks on mechanical failures, and bouts with mother nature .
And after 29 years I successfully Mastered the TV remote though I can't remember how I did that. Now I have a new Amazon Fire like Roku and new challenges.
I write five assorted blogs and created numerous websites and new words, so I wrote my own dictionaries for my new words.
You will see it here. THE JACOBS DICTIONARY
MASTER MACHINIST IN HIGH SCHOOL
I remember the first tools I made at Wingate in the metal shop on my own and even today they still talk of the Jacobs Hubcap Remover, not sold in stores, available in Midnight Black Only.
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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 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".
The race to win the coveted Alfred E. Newman Award for Political Stupidity and Contrivance 2016 was off to a great start. It’s a pre-political year! Cannon fodder all over the place. Yippee, a-holes galore warming up for the onslaught.
The Alfred E. Neuman award for Political Brilliance in and out of the political arena might just have to be expanded this year with first second and third places or in the case of the GOP, we might have to use the alphabet.
In the past it’s been competitive, with Glenn Beck, Sarah, Bristol, and Bat-Shit Crazy Michelle Bachmann but since there is more money in being an instigator, than in problem solving. We had to go with SARAH PALIN our 2010-2011 Winner. No ideas, no answers, just complains and complains and if you jiggle the letters in the word COMPLAINS, you get PALIN MOCS.
And the LORD has been kind, we have an over abundance of underachievers this year many with fouled backgrounds seeking a high office with three foot ladders at best, and in the case of Bobby Jindal, a four footer. And several who could not pass a sanity test. Narcissist’s and certified nutcases galore. 2016 will be tough, but the Donald is in the lead.
Since the political side of the trifecta has achieved prominence in the news we have decided to incorporate a new symbol into our narrative which we have carefully chosen because of its time enduring religious significance proving nothing ever changes in politics.
HEBREW BULL SYMBOL
The bull symbol shown right is the Hebrew aleph. It is the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet. It is thought this symbol was derived originally from the Semitic word for bull, and it is based on a pictograph (hieroglyph) that looks very much like a bull or ox head.
In the olden days the Aleph as a bull symbol represented mans ability to work with Nature and her creatures to bring about abundance in the human tribes none of these attributes exist in our political arena . Further, the Aleph is symbolic of harmony, provision and harmony.
That won’t work in our modern arena . To be clear, the aleph has many more symbolic connotations, and this is just one suggestion dealing with the origin of the glyph. Since the above allegations have nothing to do with the current crop of crap the GOP has put forth, I saw it differently, more like a warning symbol you are about to get a dose of bull or to indicate a candidate might be a Bull-Shooter.
I have decided to use this symbol when reporting Bull or Bull-Shooting since I can’t say Bull-Shitting on my website…, the censors…. it denotes a point you should be aware of. Again, it might indicate a moment of truth or some candidate is Bull-Shooting.
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.
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