"Dust In The Wind" (opens in separate window)

the 60s is winning, so far

friday, march 22nd, 2019

It was some 50+ years ago, this year, that the 60s hippie counter-culture revolution sought to overturn US society, gov't, customs, mores, traditions, morals, ideology and politics.

They damned near succeeded, but went "underground" to infiltrate, own and control academia at all levels, local/state/federal gov'ts, religion, Hollywood, newly-emerging tech-sectors, media on all levels, ...???

The 60s radicals eventually grew older, cut their hair and joined the establishment. Most thought their revolution had fizzled out in the early 1970s without much effect, as Americans returned to "normal".

But maybe the 60s, not the silent majority, won out after all. The world a half-century later looks a lot more like the 60s and what followed, than what preceded it.

Here I go again, driving to edge of town. Need to be alone when I'm thinking; no one else around. I've always been a dreamer, and these days I dream a lot. And now I see the end of Camelot.

Most of the political and cultural agenda from that turbulent period – both the advances and the regressions – has long been institutionalized. The military draft, for good or bad, has remained defunct; still there on the books, but not used. There is both greater and less transparency in politics, and fewer visible smoke-filled rooms. Disabled children, once ostracized and/or dismissively labeled "retarded," are now far better integrated into society and treated more ethically as special-needs kids. The rights of women, minorities and the LGBT community are now widely accepted.

Yet lifestyles have been radically altered – and often not for the good. Before the late 60s, most Americans married before having children; afterwards, not so much. One-parent households are now far more common.

Other legacies of the 60s include couples marrying later and having fewer children. A half-century later, these social inheritances often mean prolonged adolescence, older parents, delayed or nonexistent home ownership, and more emphasis on leisure time than on household chores.

Fashion remains '60s-influenced. There are few dress codes left. Even billionaires now dress in jeans, T-shirts and sneakers rather than slacks and wingtips. Wire-rim glasses of the 1950s were considered old people's spectacles. Then they became hip, and now they are standard.

The iconic drug of the 60s, marijuana, has been legalized in many states and soon may be decriminalized at the federal level. Actually, that won't happen for 30-50yrs

Post-60s movies routinely include the sort of profanity, nudity and graphic violence that was unknown in 1950s cinema. Big-screen romance is often no longer about courtship, romance and mystery, but lots of on-screen sex.

Promiscuity and hookups were redefined in the 60s as norms. They are now, too – but with lots of ensuing psychological, social and cultural damage.

Before the campus riots and turmoil of the late-60s, there were almost no various idiot "studies" courses in the college curriculum. The ancient idea still persisted that the university was obligated to teach philosophy, literature, languages, science, math and the professions – along with the inductive method to use such knowledge to make sense of things.

Yet the impatient 60s threw out that disinterested notion as quaint, naive and a roadblock to utopia. The campus instead became a center of anarchist, progressive activism. Updated moron "studies courses" now train students to think politically correctly rather than empirically.

Other pernicious 60s ideas survived and got worse. The notion of shouting out in campus free-speech zones now means shouting down those with whom students disagree.

Here I go again, walking down these same old streets. I don't want to see anybody, just want to be discreet. I'm a firm believer, and I once believed in you. But now I can't believe all the things you do.

The viscous, evil street-theater antics during the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings, the violence of Antifa and the disruptions of Black Lives Matter were all birthed in the 60s as legitimate means of obtaining supposedly noble ends.

Progress in civil rights has veered from Martin Luther King Jr's integrationist idea of a color-blind society emphasizing the content of our character to racially segregated dorms and rampant identity politics. The current tribal notion that we are defined forever by our DNA, not our character, is also a 60s legacy.

The freewheeling habits of Bill Clinton and Donald Trump are 60s carryovers. So is the hard-left sermonizing and preachy nonstop hectoring of AlGore and Barry Osambo. The new faddish socialism of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is merely the old socialism of the late-60s.

Could the good of the 60s have been accomplished without all the bad?

The answer is still hotly-debated. Unfortunately, the wounds of the 60s have not healed with the graying of the 60s generation.

Now, Americans increasingly self-select geographically. Those who prefer stronger religious life, smaller government, fewer taxes, more liberty – and those who desire to keep traditional American values alive – tend to gravitate to our nation's rural and red-state interior.

The blue-state coasts seek to keep the spirit of the 60s alive with hip urban culture, bigger government, higher taxes, greater emphasis on identity politics, racism, classism, genderism, Whitey-hatred – and an unceasing effort to radically-change America.

So who won the 60s?

Republicans would claim that they have won more presidential elections since 1968. They would argue that the silent majority eventually saved much of what was still traditional America. Radicals of the 60s such as Bill Ayers and Jane Fonda were never widely popular.

But turn on the television, watch a movie or an NFL game, listen to popular music, visit a campus, notice how crowds dress and speak, walk down a sidewalk in a major city, and examine the behavior of our leftist, mentally-ill "celebrities" and Deep State "political class". It's hard not to conclude that the 60s won out.

America is definitely losing right now.

I'll give my final pronunciastion in 2020; not just right now, at the midpoint.

© 3/19/2019 by JS.

A Day In The Life.

Up at 9:30a on Friday, I made the last of the Kona Coffee (I have 2 more lbs and 3-lbs of Jamaican Blue Mtn in the 'fridge), took my 18 morning Rx & OTC pills, fired-up the furnace and computer, It was already 66° outside with afternoon t-storms forecast. I sat on the front porch while drinking coffee and having a smoke. Almost like Spring. After listening to the "Chris Plante Show", I some errands ti run, p/u Rx refills and stop at the bank, I decided not to go to New Eastern Market, as it would be too crowded and picked-over by now. I'll meet some people there, early next Friday.

You kept me standing tall. You helped me thru it all. I'm always strong when you're beside me.

After an Olive Loaf Sandwich & Chips,">Olive Loaf Sandwich & Chips, and Panera® Baked Potato Soup (won't buy that blandness crap again) for lunch, the T-Storms blew thru and I shut down the 82" Samsung and computer, just in case of a lightning strike. Haven't had one in 29yrs, but there's always a first time, and both the TV and computer would be expensive to replace.

I paid a few bills online, watched several hours of "Ancient Aliens" on History, spent some time on FR.com catching-up, and watched new episodes of "Gold Rush" Season Finale, and their two following shows on Discovery. By 11:40p, I'd had enough, and called it quits for the night.

Sleeping-in until 9:30a on Saturday, it was a cold, very windy 41° outside, so I got the furnace going quickly, made new Breakfast Brew Coffee, had a couple cartons of Ensure® MAX Protein Shake, and had a smoke with my first cup of coffee, My favorite time of the day. I ran some quick errands, made a Sliced Chicken Breast on Toast and Grated Potato Pancakes (Latkes), for lunch.

After a few days, I mulled-over the New Zealand mosque shooting, which didn't surprise me, but it disappointed me. There are NO innocent muslims (SPIT!), anywhere in the world. I was sad that tens-of-thousands weren't butchered/slaughtered/murdered as payback for 9-11 and all the millions of Christians and innocents tortured/raped/butchered/slaughtered/murdered worldwide, by subhuman muslims (SPIT!). I was gleeful that it happened, but sorry more murderous sons-of-bitches weren't sent to hell, where they came from. I'll probably be going to hell for thinking such un-Christian thoughts, but I don't care.

I grabbed a copy of the NZ shooting video, and put it on my server. Want to see it? It's right here (3.8 MB). Enjoy!

Next time I fall in love, I'll know better what to. Next time I fall in love, it'll be with you.

I watched an old 2016 Mel Gibson movie, "Hacksaw Ridge", on History Channel which I'd partially seen when it was first released on CATV, but was interrupted by a neighbor in trouble, and I had to respond quickly. Good to see it thru to the end. It's one of the bloodiest, goriest, gut-wrenching, make-you-cry movies I've ever seen – kind of like "Battle of The Bulge/ Band of Brothers" and "Sargent York" – if you remember back that far. I closed down at 11:30p, and planned to sleep late on Sunday.

And I did. I slept-in until 11a, had coffee, grabbed a shower, started 3 loads of laundry, and made a Ham Sandwich w/ Sauerkraut on Pumpernickel Swirl w/ Chips and Steamed Asparagus w/ Hollandaise. I got the Australian Grand Prix broadcast times all screwed-up. On at 1a, re-broadcast at 6a, and again at 9p, which I finally didn't get a chance to watch, because the f•cking F1 GP wasn't allowed on my xfinity/Comcast ROKU channel .My right/side Trapezius Muscle (neck & shoulder) was hurting so bad, I took an 81mg aspirin and 3 10mg Valium and fell asleep on the LR couch. I had things to do, but I'll get to them tomorrow, or whenever.

Also my left large toe was inflamed and swollen again, from stubbing the re-partially grown nail against the kitchen counter kick-step. I had no antibiotics left and called Rite Aid to call my podiatrist tomorrow, for a refill. Meanwhile, I'm using H2O2 and OTC "antibiotic ointment" on it. Later, I was trying to put my foot into the bathroom sink, to pour some H2O2 onto the toe, and I fell backward onto the floor, injuring my back. Damn. The f•cking Australian F-1 GP wasn't on at 9p, as ESPN advertised, so I took my evening Rxs, and crashed at 10p. I already knew who won the race.

Awake at 8:30a, it took me several minutes just to get out of bed, due to my extremely painful back, so after making coffee, turning-up the heat, I took 20mg of Valium and 2 aspirin with my morning regimen of Rx and OTC pills, That helped a little. Not much email to deal with. I listened to the "Chris Plante Show" from 9-1p, drank lots of coffee, skipped breakfast, had a couple cartons of Ensure® MAX Protein Shake, and just rested. Errands are piling-up, but can wait, once again, until I heal a bit and the pain abates.

For a late lunch, I made a Grilled Cheese w/ Ham Sandwich & Potato Salad and Potato Pancakes w/ Scallions & Sour Cream. There were two UPS deliveries, and I slowly got those squared away. Bored with Rush, I took a 3hr snooze on the LR couch, got back up at 5p, had a smoke and a Starbucks Doubleshot Energy Coffee, Vanilla, in the 43° air, to wake-up. I'd paused the "Chris Plante Show", and finished listening to it.

I watched the new "American Pickers" episodes until 10, took my evening Rx & OTC pills, played my YT Playlist for a while, and pulled the plug at 12 midnight.

Sleeping-in until 9:30a on Tuesday, both my toe and back were still hurting, so I fired-up the heat and computer, made coffee, had a carton of Ensure® MAX Protein Shake, and listened to the "Chris Plante Show". I made a Pepper-Crusted 10oz Filet Mignon w/ Bernaise Sauce, Sautéed Onions & Roasted Potatoes for lunch, and heard about PA State lawmakers pushing a new gun control bill thru Harrisburg. I won't comply under any circumstances. Here's the short video of what they're doing behind our backs. There are 18,000,000 hunters, and millions more non-hunters w/ guns in PA. That BS is never, ever going to happen, or we'll try/convict/lynch those who voted for it, and simply repeal it.

While listening to Rush, Rite Aid called with a new Rx antibiotic for my inflamed/sore left big toe, and I left to P/U the Rx. I slept for 3hrs on the LR couch, caught the evening news and weather, and watched three new episodes of "The Curse of Oak Island" and the premiere episode of the new series, "Lost Gold of WWII Gold", on History Channel. I took my 4 OTC & 5 Rx pills for the evening, at 11p, laid out my 16Rx and 6 OTC pills for the morning, and called it Yankee Doodle.

Up at 7:30a on Wednesday, I had a bad feeling about the start of the day. I upped the heat, fired-up the computer, made coffee and walked over to the CHCA Community Mailbox to get the past few days mail. In the pile was a "Cancellation Notice" for my Jeep, effective April 1st, for non-payment of the $888 premium. DAMN! I'd sent them a check on 3/10/19 for that amount, had the stub in my checkbook, plus written the check info on my copy of their invoice, but the USPS never delivered it. Bastard scum! I called their downtown York Office, gathered-up the file and checkbook, and drove down to their offices, and got it straightened out, at 8a. F•ck-a-Duck!

I also sent a $150 Gift Certificate to my GI Dr, at PSU-Hershey Med Ctr, as a thank you for saving my life with 9 ERCP/Endoscopies, since late-2017, for a nice Italian restaurant – Dafnos Italian Restaurant, in nearby Hummelstown – where he and his wife enjoy eating.

I made a large bowl of Lobster Bisque Soup, and a BLT-Egg Salad Sandwich, and did paperwork for the afternoon. The CHCA's lscp crews were doing clean-up yesterday, and showed-up today w/ truckloads of mulch. High for the day was 52°. I had the front and back Larson combo storm/screen doors open to get some fresh air thru the condo.

I fired-up the 82" Samsung, but it was having "network errors" and was frozen at the Home Menu. I rebooted the ROKU unit; didn't do squat. But after rebooting the xfinity/Comcast router, it all came back normal. 1½-hrs of my time, but I know what to try first, now. I listened to my YT Playlist until 10:30p, pulled the plug and went to sleep. Busy tomorrow with cleaning ladies and workmen starting early. The heavy began.

My alarm woke me at 6:30a, and I hopped out of bed and got moving. Heat, computer, coffee, a smoke and a hard warm rain was still falling. A ***FLOOD WATCH*** IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING, was posted on all the weather and news sites. More than 2¾" by 12:30p. I drove over to Rite Aid to p/u 2 Rx refills; the roads had 1-2" of water pooling on them, as the storm sewers were seriously backed-up. I slept most of morning, after the cleaning ladies and master carpenter/refinisher arrived, on the LR couch with a heating pad, Valium and aspirin, for my seriously [painful lower right painful back, from Sunday's fall, so I listen to the "Chris Plante Show", podcast later, after Rush.

High for the rainy was 44°, but at least it wasn't snow. By 5p, the rain gauge had 3½" in it. One of my 3 electric office blinds went off-track when I was closing for the night, so I called Tammi, my designer, and she's having Ed her installer arrive at 7a, tofix it. I hope. So tinte's an early night.

The Provider.

A young woman brought her fiancé home to meet her parents. After dinner, her mother told the girl's father to find out about the young man. The father invited the fiancé to his study for a talk."So, what are your plans?" the father asked the young man.

"I am a biblical scholar," he replied.

"A biblical scholar, hmmm?" the father said. "Admirable, but what will you do to provide a nice house for my daughter to live in?"

"I will study," the young man replied, "and God will provide for us."

"And how will you buy her a beautiful engagement ring, such as she deserves?" asked the father.

"I will concentrate on my studies," the young man replied, "God will provide for us."

"And children?" asked the father. "How will you support children?"

"Don't worry, sir, God will provide," replied the fiancé.

The conversation proceeded like this...and each time the father questioned, the young idealist insisted that God would provide.

Later, the mother asked, "How did your talk go, honey?"

The father answered, "He's a Democrat. He has no job, he has no plans, and he thinks I'm God."

Trump Did Not Fail Us; We Failed Trump.

I have deliberately tried not to read the articles and comments of the last couple of days since President Trump’s announcement on the deal to end the government shutdown.

The reason being was the kind of negative comments and wailing that the President had caved and no longer deserved our support. I flatly reject that argument.

None of can truly know the immense pressure the President was under to find a way to end this imbroglio. I, like many, had hoped that the President could tough it out and get the Border Wall Funding that is needed. The truth is the President went further than any one before him on Principle, but at some point it became an issue of diminishing returns politically, and the Democrats refused to bargain in good faith.

The real truth is that President Trump is one man who has been battling not only the Democrats, but his own party that have refused to stand with him, not only on the Border issue but many others as well. What could we the voters who put President Trump in office really expect?

President Trump in two short years has accomplished more than any of us could have realistically expected given the circumstances. A man who was not a professional politician and had come up through the ranks to become President, but one who was a independent outsider that by a fluke won and beat all the professionals, and badly at that.

We have to take note and realize that both political parties are corrupt, in fact they are beyond the Pale kind of corrupt and one man cannot take them on and win without unqualified support. We the voters that put Mr. Trump in office in many ways have failed him, and failed him miserably.

When exactly was the last time that people took to the streets to really protest anything or marched on Washington D.C. to demand any change? There were certainly many protests and such during the Vietnam War as well as Civil Rights Demonstrations in the 1960’s and early 1970’s.

The one time though that I can recall from history that people actually went to Washington D.C. for a real protest was during the early 1930’s. It was during the Depression and it was the Bonus March where veterans of W.W. I came to get the monies they were promised for fighting in W.W. I. Over 43,000 people came and tent cities sprang up all over Washington.

The Army was called out to disperse them, they were under the command of then Chief of Staff Douglas MacArthur , tear gas and guns were used, people died ,and it was a shameful period in out history.

My point in bringing this up is this, at what point do we as Americans, finally decide we have had enough of the corrupt parties in D.C. and finally march on the city and demand our Government do what we elected them to do?

Recently we have seen those in France, The Yellow Vests, do exactly that. The people there were finally pushed to the braking point tax wise and were able to cause a General Strike and for the most part were able to force the Government to it’s knees and they aren’t finished yet as they have been emboldened to press on and try to get other reforms.

The question arises when do we in this country do the same, what is the tripping point here? Will people ever get motivated to come out of their little cocoons, put down their cell phones, get away from the video games, etc. and etc. to demand that government be accountable to them and have our elected officials do what we elect them to do or we will just go along, silently assent and acquiesce?

Because if we aren’t going to so what is necessary to demand our Politicians be accountable then how can we hold President Trump responsible?

President Trump isn’t perfect and we knew that when we elected him, but we also knew he wasn’t a Boy Scout either, he was a New York Street Fighter and that was what was needed. Like or not Donald Trump is the only game in town for us, The Deploreables. If what the Democrats propose and want doesn’t scare you then I don’t know what to tell you.

I will continue to support the President through thick and thin as there is no other alternative for the future of our country and Constitution.

Maybe we won’t get the Border Wall, but it won’t be for lack of trying. President Trump has put it all on the line for us because I think he loves his country, we need to find more ways to support the President.

My dream would be 10 Million of us march on Washington D.C. and demand what we know is right and the politicians be Damned.

The question is what will it take to make us do that?

How Best to Age? Do it Your Way.

I can hit the golf ball any way I can and laugh if it goes in the lake. That's the breaks. I'm just happy I can still hit that golf ball.

As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend.

I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.

When we're kids, we can't wait to grow-up. When we're grown-up and getting older, we just hope time will slow down.

Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play, on the computer, until 4 AM, or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50, 60 & 70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love, I will.

I will walk the beach, in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves, with abandon, if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They too, will get old.

I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And, I eventually remember the important things.

Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break, when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet passes? But, broken hearts are what give us strength, and understanding, and compassion. A heart never broken, is pristine, and sterile, and will never know the joy of being imperfect.

I believe in simple things, like the miracle this day brings.

I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face.

So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.

As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong.

So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel like it).

Why Do So Many Young People Embrace Socialism?

It’s not youth and inexperience. It’s not even government-run schools and idiotic celebrities. Not primarily.

Why do so many young people embrace socialism?

For the same reason any middle-aged or older person embraces socialism: Anxiety and envy.

By “anxiety” I mean neurotic anxiety, which means a false or exaggerated belief that one will be unable to properly survive or take care of oneself, so that unspecified help is needed to ensure survival.

Envy is often a byproduct of anxiety. If one starts out feeling, “I’m unable to care for myself,” then it’s not a stretch to look at someone else who has more than enough and say, “That’s not fair. He can more than provide for himself, and I’m unable to do so for myself”.

What about the fact that young people have not yet earned much money, and therefore don’t appreciate the value and justice of private ownership, i.e., being able to keep what you earn? Not all young people feel this way. Some young people understand the justice of keeping what you earn. Some do, and change their minds later and become socialists in middle-age.

Regardless, unless you have a significant amount of neurotic fear and/or envy, it’s unlikely socialism would grab your fancy for even five minutes, much less for years (and elections) on end.

It’s true that public schools are teaching the ideology of self-sacrifice and blind service to others (the same premises as Nazism and Communism) as self-evident givens in today’s government-run schools. But these faulty ideas are not new to the present era. Yet in earlier eras, the majority of young people did not turn as socialist as they appear to be doing today.

The more likely contribution of today’s mediocre schools — as well as an increasingly irrational culture — is that young people don’t know how to think. Thinking is your basic tool and precondition of survival. If you feel inadequate to think critically, rationally and objectively, you’ll develop a neurotic and pervasive sense that, “I’m not equipped to survive.” In a land of plenty, particularly, it seems logically appealing when someone comes along and says, “No worries. We’ll pick up your college tuition. And health care. And tons of other things too. You’re entitled to it, after all.” It comes as a relief to the anxiety-ridden souls who embrace socialism.

In older folk, and in some young people born into wealth, there’s the factor of guilt and atonement. That’s a form of anxiety, too. “I’m rich and I don’t deserve to be. It’s not fair.” So it becomes a form of virtue-signaling merged with a psychological tonic to make sure others see you support socialism.

It’s not that most young people are depraved and stupid any more than most older people are totally depraved and stupid. And it’s not just inexperience. It’s fear. And the envy that gets ignited by fear.

It’s truly sad. And yes, it’s dangerous for the future of a free society, but dangerous most of all for those young people who now seek to embrace socialism. It’s not going to end any better for them than it did for anyone else. And if they get their wish, and socialism gets enacted completely, then their fears will quickly become rational.

Scientists Discover New Element – Pelosium.

A major research institution has just announced the discovery of the densest element yet known to science. The new element has been named Pelosium. The chemical symbol of Pelosium is Pu. Pelosium has one neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 311. These particles are held together by dark particles called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

Pelosium’s mass actually increases over time, as morons randomly interact with various elements in the atmosphere and become assistant deputy neutrons within the Pelosium molecule, leading to the formation of isodopes. This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientist to believe that Pelosium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as Critical Morass.

When catalyzed with money, Pelosium activates MSNBCobnoxium and CNNadnausium, both elements that radiate orders of magnitude more energy, albeit as incoherent noise, since they have half as many peons but twice as many morons as Pelosium.

Since it has no electrons, Pelosium is inert. However, it can be detected chemically as it impedes every reaction it comes in contact with. According to the discoverers, a minute amount of Pelosium causes one reaction to take over four days to complete when it would have normally occurred in less than a second. In the presence of anti-morons, Pelosium can be extremely corrosive. Botox seems to distort and smooth it’s surface, without impeding it’s ongoing decay.

Pelosium has a normal half-life of approximately two years, at which time it does not decay, but instead undergoes a transmutation, appearing in a new location but displaying the same properties. In this process, assistant neutrons, vice neutrons and assistant vice neutrons exchange places. Some studies have shown that the atomic mass actually increases after each transmutation.

Research at other laboratories indicates that Pelosium occurs naturally in the atmosphere. It tends to concentrate at certain points such as government agencies, large corporations, universities, and anywhere there is news coverage occurring. It can usually be found in the newest, best appointed, and best maintained buildings.

Scientists point out that Pelosium is known to be toxic at any level of concentration and can easily destroy any productive reaction where it is allowed to accumulate. Attempts are being made to determine how Pelosium can be controlled to prevent irreversible damage, but results to date are not promising.

DemokkkRATs' Wet Dreams.

Rather than deal with Illegal immigrant wave number 2, the Democrats on the Hill engage in wet dreams and socialism.

A 70% tax rate?? This is the proposal that will bring in American votes - Yeah Right.

Government run healthcare "Medicare for all". Yeah Obamacare skyrocketed premiums. So instead lets Tax them to a literal death with European style healthcare.

Abolish the Electoral College so that New York, California, and Illinois rules - the little states be Damned.

100% renewable Energy. Lets just ban gasoline and diesel vehicles like Trucks and Cars, and depend on wind and solar energy for our needs even though they are not dependable nor sufficient.

Ban Guns. Who cares if illegal Aliens come across the border with them. Our Ranchers deserve to die and don't need no stinking 2nd Amendment. For that matter so do US Citizens, they don't need to protect themselves from MS-13, we Democrats will get around to protecting them eventually.

Democrats please engage in some more wet dreams. We are excessively entertained during this Shutdown.

Where's The Chaos?

The government shut down Dec. 21 over Sen. Chuck Schumer and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi petulantly not wanting Trump to have any border wall funding. The federal government spends $4.4 trillion a year; the $5 billion Trump wanted is one-tenth of 1 percent of that. About the same percent that Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren is Native American.

If you are like me, you are more worried about government starting back up than it being shut down.

Who will open our open-air national parks? Who will answer the phones when we call? Who will give us the runaround at the IRS? Who will put us into intractable wars? Who will use the Justice Department to go after political opponents? Who will put us $22 trillion in debt?

Most of NASA is shut down, including the division that we pay to monitor to see if aliens in outer space try to contact us. I trust they put their “Out of Office” message on their email before they went home, in case aliens contact us.

Shouldn’t there be chaos? Why are you not looting Target for a flat-screen TV? Who will let me know when the panda cam is back on at the Washington Zoo?

Two things become clear during a government shutdown: how little we need most of government, and how petulant public servants can be when they do not get their funding. Under Obama, there was much petty government intimidation. Remember how he hired extra people to make sure our open-air national parks were kept shut so citizens could not just walk through them?

Heavy-handed goons run a swollen government monster that intimidates its funders, the taxpayers. It is structurally incapable of spending just a little less than it did the year before and seeks revenge when asked to live within its means. This shutdown teaches us that it is no big deal getting 25 percent of the government out of our lives. Americans will adapt. Let’s shut down most of the government and just hire back any part that we miss.

With historically high employment, I suggest we let about one-third of government employees find real jobs in the real world. You know, jobs that require accountability and productivity. Trump should keep government closed. If you can find it in the Yellow Pages or online, government does not need to be doing it.

Washington and the Deep State hate Trump no matter what he does, even when he does Obama-like things. He has done prison reform, run a huge deficit, is pulling troops out of Syria and Afghanistan, etc. If Trump doesn’t stop acting like Obama, he might ask to see his own birth certificate.

Since the Democrats won the House, the stock market has cratered. The Dems want to investigate, not legislate. House Speaker Paul Ryan has ceded power and decided to let someone else not get anything done.

Schumer, Pelosi and fellow libs run our overreaching, ineffective and expensive government. Should we be happy when government is back? It feels to me like my niece got back together with an abusive husband when that happens.

Trump made an unannounced trip to Iraq over Christmas. With Mueller on his tail and Democrats spending inordinate time wanting to use the blunt force of the federal judiciary to investigate him further, Trump stands as the only president to go to a war-torn area for peace and quiet.

Government shutdowns have become a well-worn path of a dysfunctional Washington. It is like Schumer and Pelosi are walking the marble halls of the Capitol and 20 feet ahead of them they see a banana peel. They both say, “Here we go again.”

The government shutdown over border wall funding is petulant politics at its best. Government means more to Democrats like Schumer and Pelosi because it is their lives. There is no easy off ramp for either side on this standoff. Now it is a waiting game to see who blinks first. And Nancy Pelosi has had so much work done on her face that she can’t blink anymore. So expect her to not rest until she fully embarrasses Trump (a particularly hard man to embarrass) or she captures all 101 Dalmatians.

When the federal government was not working, Trump probably called Tech Support in India to get advice. He told the guy government isn’t working, and the Tech Support guy said, “Just try turning it off for a while, then back on and see if that does the trick.”

The Fake News Media Doesn’t Even Put Up A Pretense Anymore.

All fake news, all the time. If you still do not believe that our national media establishment is 100% in the pocket of the Democrat Party and coordinates messaging with that political party on a daily basis, consider the following story.

We are now in Day 9 of a partial “government shutdown” that exists over the issue of illegal immigration. Early this week, in the midst of this “government shutdown,” a California law enforcement officer was murdered by an illegal alien who he was attempting to arrest for what would have been the illegal’s THIRD DUI crime. Yes, that’s right: thanks to California’s sanctuary laws, this illegal had already been arrested for and convicted of two DUIs, has known gang affiliation, and despite all of that had been allowed to just get out of jail and roam free on the state’s highways to put more lives in danger.

Anyway, that murder took place four days ago now, and in all that time, not one Democrat officeholder has been asked by one intrepid “journalist” to comment on the situation. Think about that: California has 53 members of the house and 2 U.S. senators, and not one of them has had to field a single question about how they can continue to support open borders and sanctuary laws when their state’s police officers and citizens are being murdered by illegal aliens.

The reason why is obvious: The media and the Democrats are coordinating on a narrative, and that narrative dictates that only Republicans must field difficult questions about illegal immigration. Any “journalist” who violates the narrative runs the risk of being dis-invited from all the best dinner parties. This is not complicated, folks.

Speaking of fake news... – two other fake news stories dominated the fake media this week, and boy, were they doozies.

First, you had the “bone spurs” story. This story, which we’ve heard many, many times before, made a comeback this week, with “new” information. That “new” information came in the form of the two daughters of the doctor who treated Donald Trump for bone spurs in 1968 claiming that her father – who is conveniently dead – told them that he faked the diagnosis on orders from Trump’s father Fred Trump, so that Donald Trump could avoid the military draft in effect at the time.

1968 is half a century ago, for those who are chronologically challenged.

So, first of all, who cares? Other than a bunch of pedantic Millenial soy boys and valley girls staffing the fake reporter desks at CNN and MSNBC, that is.

Second of all, why should we believe these two women? In all seriousness – there is literally no reason at all to believe they are anything other than liberal attention-seekers. They bring with them zero supporting evidence – no documentation, no statements from their father or any other doctor. No media outlet would have dreamed of going forward with this story were it leveled at a Democrat president, yet every media outlet in America has parroted the claim this week.

Third of all, who cares? Yes, that deserves repeating.

The next big fake story of the week came from the pathetic McClatchy News Service, which updated its claim from earlier this year that ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen had visited Prague during the 2016 campaign to hold secret meetings with Russian agents. This story has been debunked more times than the one about the moon landings being faked, but that didn’t stop McClatchy running with an update claiming that...

“A mobile phone traced to President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and “fixer” Michael Cohen briefly sent signals ricocheting off cell towers in the Prague area in late summer 2016, at the height of the presidential campaign, leaving an electronic record to support claims that Cohen met secretly there with Russian officials, four people with knowledge of the matter say.”

Those “four people with knowledge of the matter”? They are not merely anonymous sources – they are anonymous sources being quoted by other anonymous sources, as Brit Hume so ably pointed out:

Brit Hume? @brithume It turns out that the new McClatchy story on Michael Cohen in Prague is not based on intel their sources saw but what their sources’ sources said they saw. The story remains exclusive. (https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/28/michael-cohen-prague-mcclatchy/)

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This is the sort of nonsense your OUR President has to put up with on a daily basis. It is intentional, it is relentless and it is unending.

The lowlife filth at AP clearly demonstrated their fake plan and hatred for Conservatives in the obit for Bre Payton, a conservative writer at The Federalist and frequent guest on television news outlets including Fox News Channel. AP is filth.

EVERYTHING Can Be Blamed On Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW).

Here is the short list of things the media blamed on AGW:

Acne, agricultural land increase, Afghan poppies destroyed, Africa devastated, Africa in conflict, African aid threatened, African summer frost, aggressive weeds, air pressure changes, airport malaria, Agulhas current, Alaska reshaped, moves, allergy season longer, alligators in the Thames, Alps melting, Amazon a desert, American dream end, amphibians breeding earlier (or not), anaphylactic reactions to bee stings, ancient forests dramatically changed, animals head for the hills, animals shrink, Antarctic grass flourishes, Antarctic ice grows, Antarctic ice shrinks, Antarctic sea life at risk, anxiety treatment, algal blooms, archaeological sites threatened, Arctic bogs melt, Arctic in bloom, Arctic ice free, Arctic ice melt faster, Arctic lakes disappear, Arctic tundra to burn, Arctic warming (not), Atlantic less salty, Atlantic more salty, atmospheric circulation modified, attack of the killer jellyfish, avalanches reduced, avalanches increased, Baghdad snow, Bahrain under water, bananas grow, barbarisation, beer shortage, beetle infestation, bet for $10,000, better beer, big melt faster, billion dollar research projects, billion homeless, billions face risk, billions of deaths, Behold a pale horse, and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hell was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with plague and by the wild beasts of the earth. bird distributions change, bird loss accelerating, birds shrinking, bird strikes, bird visitors drop, birds confused, birds decline (Wales), birds driven north, birds return early, bittern boom ends, blackbirds stop singing, blackbirds threatened, Black Hawk down, blood contaminated, blue mussels return, bluetongue, brain eating amoebae, brains shrink, bridge collapse (Minneapolis), Britain one big city, Britain Siberian, brothels struggle, brown Ireland, bubonic plague, budget increases, Buddhist temple threatened, building collapse, building season extension, bushfires, business opportunities, business risks, butterflies move north, camel deaths, cancer deaths in England,cannibalism, cannibalism again, caterpillar biomass shift, cave paintings threatened, childhood insomnia, Cholera, circumcision in decline, cirrus disappearance, civil unrest, cloud increase, coast beauty spots lost, cockroach migration, coffee threatened, cold climate creatures survive, cold spells (Australia), cold wave (India), computer models, conferences, conflict, conflict with Russia, consumers foot the bill, coral bleaching, coral fish suffer, coral reefs dying, coral reefs grow, coral reefs shrink , coral reefs twilight, cost of trillions, cougar attacks, crabgrass menace, cradle of civilisation threatened, creatures move uphill, crime increase, crocodile sex, crops devastated, crumbling roads, buildings and sewage systems, curriculum change, cyclones (Australia), danger to kid’s health, Darfur, Dartford Warbler plague, death rate increase (US), deaths to reach 6 million, Dengue hemorrhagic fever, depression, desert advance, desert retreat, destruction of the environment, disappearance of coastal cities, disasters, diseases move from animals to humans, diseases move north, dog disease, Dolomites collapse, dozen deadly diseases, drought, ducks and geese decline, dust bowl in the corn belt, early marriages, early spring, earlier pollen season, Earth biodiversity crisis, Earth dying, Earth even hotter, Earth light dimming, Earth lopsided, Earth melting, Earth morbid fever, Earth on fast track, Earth past point of no return, Earth slowing down, Earth spins faster, Earth to explode, earth upside down, earthquakes, earthquakes redux, earthquakes redux 2, Egypt revolt, El Niño intensification, end of the world as we know it, erosion, emerging infections, encephalitis, English villages lost, equality threatened, Europe simultaneously baking and freezing, eutrophication, evolution accelerating, expansion of university climate groups, extinctions (human, civilisation, logic, Inuit, smallest butterfly, cod, ladybirds, pikas, polar bears, possums, walrus, toads, plants, salmon, trout, wild flowers, woodlice, a million species, half of all animal and plant species, mountain species, not polar bears, barrier reef, leaches, salamanders, tropical insects) experts muzzled, extreme changes to California, fading fall foliage, fainting, famine, farmers benefit, farmers go under, farm output boost, fashion disaster, fever, figurehead sacked, fir cone bonanza, fish bigger, fish catches drop, fish downsize, fish catches rise, fish deaf, fish get lost, fish head north, fish stocks at risk, fish stocks decline, five million illnesses, flames stoked, flesh eating disease, flood patterns change, floods, floods of beaches and cities, flood of migrants, flood preparation for crisis, Florida economic decline, flowers in peril, fog (more) in San Francisco, fog (less) in San Francisco, food poisoning, food prices rise, food prices soar, food security threat (SA), football team migration, footpath erosion, forest decline, forest expansion, frog with extra heads, frostbite, frost damage increased, frosts, fungi fruitful, fungi invasion, games change, Garden of Eden wilts, geese decline in Hampshire, genetic diversity decline, gene pools slashed, giant oysters invade, giant pythons invade, giant squid migrate, gingerbread houses collapse, glacial earthquakes, glacial retreat, glacial growth, glacier grows (California), glacier wrapped, global cooling, global dimming, glowing clouds, golf course to drown, golf Masters wrecked, grandstanding, grasslands wetter, Great Barrier Reef 95% dead, Great Lakes drop, great tits cope, greening of the North, Grey whales lose weight, Gulf Stream failure, habitat loss, haggis threatened, Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, harmful algae, harvest increase, harvest shrinkage, hay fever epidemic, health affected, health of children harmed, health risks, heart disease, heart attacks and strokes (Australia), heat waves, hibernation affected, hibernation ends too soon, hibernation ends too late, HIV epidemic, homeless 50 million, hornets, high court debates, human development faces unprecedented reversal, human fertility reduced, human health risk, human race oblivion, hurricanes, hurricane reduction, hurricanes fewer, hurricanes not, hydropower problems, hyperthermia deaths, ice age, ice sheet growth, ice sheet shrinkage, icebergs, illegal immigration, illness and death, inclement weather, India drowning, infrastructure failure (Canada), industry threatened, infectious diseases, inflation in China, insect explosion, insurance premium rises, Inuit displacement, Inuit poisoned, Inuit suing, invasion of cats, invasion of crabgrass, invasion of herons, invasion of jellyfish, invasion of king crabs, invasion of midges, island disappears, islands sinking, itchier poison ivy, jellyfish explosion, jets fall from sky, jet stream drifts north, Kew Gardens taxed, kidney stones, kidney stones again, killer cornflakes, killing us, kitten boom, koalas under threat, krill decline, lake and stream productivity decline, lake empties, lake shrinking and growing, landslides, landslides of ice at 140 mph, lawsuits increase, lawsuit successful, lawyers’ income increased (surprise surprise!), lawyers want more, legionnaires’ surge, lives saved, Loch Ness monster dead, locust plagues suppressed, Lopsided Earth, lush growth in rain forests, Malaria, mammoth dung melt, mango harvest fails, Maple production advanced, Maple syrup shortage, marine diseases, marine food chain decimated, Meaching (end of the world), Mediterranean rises, megacryometeors, Melanoma, Melanoma decline, methane emissions from plants, methane burps, methane runaway, melting permafrost, Middle Kingdom convulses, migration, migration difficult (birds), migratory birds huge losses, microbes to decompose soil carbon more rapidly, minorities hit, monkeys on the move, Mont Blanc grows, monuments imperiled, moose dying, more bad air days, more research needed, mortality increased, mountain (Everest) shrinking, mountaineers fears, mountains break up, mountains green and flowering, mountains taller, mortality lower, Myanmar cyclone, narwhals at risk, National security implications, native wildlife overwhelmed, natural disasters quadruple, new islands, next ice age, NFL threatened, Nile delta damaged, noctilucent clouds, no effect in India, Northwest Passage opened, nuclear plants bloom, oaks dying, oaks move north, ocean acidification, ocean acidification faster, ocean dead zones unleashed, ocean deserts expand, ocean waves speed up, oceans noisier, opera house to be destroyed, outdoor hockey threatened, ozone repair slowed, ozone rise, Pacific dead zone, penguin chicks frozen, personal carbon rationing, pest outbreaks, pests increase, phenology shifts, plankton blooms, plankton destabilised, plants lose protein, plants march north, plants move uphill, polar bears aggressive, polar bears cannibalistic, polar bears deaf, polar bears drowning, polar bears eating themselves, polar tours scrapped, popcorn rise, porpoise astray, profits collapse, prostitution, psychiatric illness, puffin decline, radars taken out, railroad tracks deformed, rainfall increase, rape wave, refugees, reindeer endangered, release of ancient frozen viruses, resorts disappear, rice threatened, rice yields crash, rift on Capitol Hill, rioting and nuclear war, Rise and Fall of Rome, river flow impacted, rivers raised, roads wear out, robins rampant, rocky peaks crack apart, roof of the world a desert, rooftop bars, Ross river disease, ruins ruined, Russia under pressure, salinity reduction, salinity increase, Salmonella, Salmon Decline, satellites accelerate, school closures, sea level rise, sea level rise faster, seals mating more, sewer bills rise, severe thunderstorms, sex change, sexual promiscuity, shark attacks, sharks booming, sharks moving north, sheep shrink, shop closures, short-nosed dogs endangered, shrinking ponds, shrinking shrine, ski resorts threatened, skin cancer, slow death, smaller brains, smog, snowfall increase, snowfall heavy, soaring food prices, societal collapse, soil change, songbirds change eating habits, sour grapes, space problem, spectacular orchids, spiders invade Scotland, squid aggressive giants, squid population explosion, squid tamed, squirrels reproduce earlier, stingray invasion, storms wetter, stormwater drains stressed, street crime to increase, subsidence, suicide, swordfish in the Baltic, Tabasco tragedy, taxes, tectonic plate movement, teenage drinking, terrorism, threat to peace, ticks move northward (Sweden), tides rise, tigers eat people, tomatoes rot, tornado outbreak, tourism increase, trade barriers, trade winds weakened, traffic jams, transportation threatened, tree foliage increase (UK), tree growth slowed, trees in trouble, trees less colourful, trees more colourful, trees lush, tropics expansion, tropopause raised, truffle shortage, truffles down, turtles crash, turtle feminised, turtles lay earlier, UFO sightings, UK coastal impact, UK Katrina, uprooted - 6 million, Vampire bats, Vampire moths, Venice flooded, violin decline, volcanic eruptions, volcanic eruptions redux, Iceland volcano eruption, walrus pups orphaned, walrus stampede, war, war between US and Canada, wars over water, wars sparked, wars threaten billions, wasps, water bills double, water scarcity (20% of increase), water stress, weather out of its mind, weather patterns awry, Western aid cancelled out, West Nile fever, whales lose weight, whales move north, whales wiped out, wheat yields crushed in Australia, wildfires, wind shift, wind reduced, wine - harm to Australian industry, wine industry damage (California), wine industry disaster (US), wine - more English, wine - England too hot, wine - German boon, wine - no more French, wine passé (Napa), wine stronger, winters in Britain colder, winter in Britain dead, witchcraft executions, wolves eat more moose, wolves eat less, workers laid off, World at war, World War III, World War IV, World bankruptcy, World in crisis, World in flames, Yellow fever.

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