Friday, December 27, 2019

Donald J Imus has left the building (23 June 1940-27 December 2019)

Reading a lot of headlines referring to Don Imus as a controversial radio personality.  That would have made him smile. In this the common era of Imus.  That's how I will remember his reign in US broadcasting.  We are now entering a post Imus era. All my thoughts and prayers for Imus's family and his on air compadres. 

"Everybody feels alright you know, I heard some poor fool say (somebody ooh)
Everyone is out there on the loose 
Well I wish I lived in the land of fools, no one knew my name
But what you get is not quite what you choose....

How long, how long
Muddy River runs so deep
How long, how long
Good night baby, rock yourself to sleep
Sleep tight baby, rock yourself to sleep be-be-be, bye bye baby, rock yourself to sleep"

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Democrat's Caught In A Midterm Riptide - Happy Independent's Day America

Happy Independent's Day America.  

Republican wave sweeps the United States November 2014 midterm elections.  As an Independent voter, I couldn't be any more pleased with the outcome. Independent voters's prefer divided government. It's been a long time coming but finally we are going to have some federal government accountability. Republican's have been enjoying Independent voter support for the last three election cycles. Last night Independent's became free agents of change again.  No more holding our noses and voting, because we reached our goal "divided government" which results in less politics and more governing. You're welcome America. 

I would like to address the democrat's who understand that the Independent's have been reset for the next election to come in 24 months.  Well mostly some advice for  Bill Clinton who understands just how badly the rabid left wing of the democrat party has harmed the democrat brand among Independents.  Mr Clinton would no doubt prefer not to be going into the next presidential election with such an unpopular damaged democrat brand. 

Democrat's if you liked what Independent's did with the republican brand wait and see what we have planned for democrat's. Independent's really, really, really did not appreciate the democrat's siccing  their loony left wing onto the middle class for the last 6 years. Calling middle class American's racist, bigot's, anti intellectual. They called us the American Taliban.  WTF who do they think were physically in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban? Democrat's you did build that backlash. 

I think it's past time for some serious democrat construction- rehabbing. We can start with knocking down those Styrofoam Greek pillars.  Those Greek pillars are a little ostentatious and lofty for the party of the working man don't ya think?  I am thinking we get rid of those pillars, knock down a couple of walls, put in a Tiki bar, throw down some shag carpet, put up some of those Japanese party lanterns, get some of those floating candles for the hot'll be nice - you'll see ;) 

In the language the left wing of the democrat party can understand from the American Taliban aka the American middle class: You may have the watches but we have the time. If I were you all, I would get busy banging out that Tiki bar.

 In reference to political waters. Riptide: Is actually a current, not a tide.     

Also called: rip current a strong current, esp one flowing outwards from the shore, causing disturbance on the surface.

Friday, November 29, 2013

78th Iron Bowl, Alabama Prepare's To Go Medieval On Auburn's Defense

McCarron should be salivating at the thought of Auburn's pass defense, which is ranked No. 13 in the SEC in terms of yards per game. When McCarron faced Texas A&M, who is the 12th best team in SEC pass defense, he threw for 334 yards and four touchdowns

What makes McCarron so successful in these situations? Preparation.  

Iron Bowl preview, The  Alabama defense, from WarRoomEagle

The 78th Iron Bowl, Saturday November 30th, 2013 2:30 P.M. Central Time. Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, Alabama. 

It's going to be a historical grudge match of epic proportion. It's going to be a poetic moment in SEC football - no matter who wins......Roll Tide Roll

Just like moons and suns.
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I rise.......

Friday, August 30, 2013

"TGIF" Las Vegas Rolls Out M.O.A R.

"The High Roller" 

retail, dining and entertainment district that will soon redefine the iconic Las Vegas skyline. 

The High Roller will TOP out at 550 feet making it the tallest observation wheel in the WORLD!

What this means to America - We're back on top.  The High Roller surpasses The London Eye, and the Singapore Flyer. When you take this ride, you can literally proclaim "Look Ma I'm On Top Of The World" 

You can read more about Caesar's LINQ project here. There is also a Facebook account for the LINQ, and they have posted some photos of the progress of erecting The High Roller.

The ride will cost about $25.00 and last 30 Minutes, and be ready to ride sometime next spring. American's love to work hard, fight hard, and play hard. Vegas responds to America's critics, claiming that the U.S. is in decline and that "We Don't Do Big Things Anymore". Vegas and every other true blooded American knows - never bet against America. Everyone knows life has it's ups, and downs. One day you're down, the next day you're on top of the world. 

Danka shoen, Caesar's Entertainment.  

Hat Tip/ Austin White, If you build it "Mother Of All Rides" they will come.

Good bye hard life....
Ride, Ride, Ride, Let It Ride...
You can't see the mornin, but I can see the light....
Ride, Ride, Ride, Let It Ride....
I've been doin things worthwhile, you've been bookin time....
Ride, Ride, Ride, Let It Ride.....

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

When The Devil Is On Your Back "Shake Him Off " Scapegoating For Dummies

Cause fire is the devil's only friend "American Pie" Don McClean

Americans of all colors need to ask themselves - are you being played by American media stooges?  The American media is using the "Show Trial" of George Zimmerman, to gin up ratings and racial animus.

The media covered the trial (alledged local crime) like a day time soap opera. No minutia was too small not to comment on. The media is boasting some of it's highest ratings  for "making up" what didn't exist in reality, playing on old fears, and  animus.   NBC is being sued for editing audio to make it sound like George Zimmerman said something racist, when it's been proven he didn't (defamation). The media doesn't get more corrupt then that folks. MSNBC's Joe Scarborough called George Zimmerman a murderer, and not the "alleged" kind. Why is the media so invested in turning George Zimmerman into the archetypal white male southern racist? If the ole white racist bogey man won't present himself, it becomes necessary to create one out of what is available, for instance George Zimmerman. You can't keep the sheep from scattering without constructing a wolf that threatens them.  (The 48 Laws of Power)  Law 42, Strike at the shepard and the sheep will scatter, make sure you scroll down to the end, and the warning.  This is exactly what happened to George Zimmerman, registered democrat, of mixed Afro Peruvian descent, he was turned into a wolf-man or if you prefer his lawyer's description, the media turned him into a monster. For instance, I have read where George Zimmerman has been referred to as white because of his father. If that's the case Barack Obama is white because of his mother. The US media collectively made a decision for ratings, and or political necessity that they needed to reconstruct the white southern male racist bogey man -archetype. To create racial animus,  and deflect from what is currently trending in the news cycle - multiple scandals. 

Why the fear that the sheep would scatter in the first place? Barack Obama was reelected for a second term by overwhelming Black and Hispanic support.  Has anyone taken a look at the sky high unemployment rate of both of these demographics? The Black unemployment rate for June rose to 13.7. Since their employment situation hasn't gotten any better it might be helpful to resurrect an old bogey man to distract them from their frustration of not being able to find gainful employment.  The fact they don't have a job give's them something to do with their idle time. Like I don't know protest and riot/ If  I was Black in the U.S., I would be feeling oppressed too.  Using the show trial of George Zimmerman gives the current administration the ability to create a way for the people they are failing to vent - without having that animus directed at them. After creating the racial animus, the media can in turn gin up their ratings by covering the result of their efforts, the protest, and riots.  So I ask my fellow Americans of all colors, do you like being played for a fool? 

The Black American Alliance Leadership was protesting yesterday too, but I bet no one heard or read about their protest. They are protesting the current amnesty bill that passed the US Senate. Imagine what's going to happen to Black and Hispanic unemployment rates if this bill passes the House of Representatives?  You can read about it here in the NYTs.  No Justice, No Peace, Indeed.  

The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. "The Usual Suspects"

Regrets collect like old friends
Here to relive your darkest moments
I can see no way, I can see no way
And all the ghouls come out to play

And every demon wants it's pound of flesh
But I like to keep somethings to myself
I like to keep my issues drawn
It's always darkest before the dawn

And I've been a fool, I've been blind
I can never leave the past behind
I can see no way, I can see no way
I'm always dragging that horse around....

And it's hard to dance with the devil on your back
So shake him off

Friday, July 12, 2013

Never Remove The Mask Kemosabe

The Lone Ranger, Disney's Homage To Americana

Johnny Depp, reinterprets iconic western character Tonto, for Disney's homage to Americana "The Lone Ranger". In doing so he did something I do all the time when I blog.  I use images as a writing device. Johnny Depp, used Kirby Sattler's art, and incorporated "I Am Crow" to depict a character of his own creation, he used it as a "device" for his interpretation of Tonto, faithful Indian companion of the Lone Ranger. Actor's will put their own stamp on a character. For instance which do you prefer Willie Wonka, and the Chocolate Factory or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? The iconic Gene Wilder's version or Johnny Depp's reinterpretation?  There is bound to be a comparison when ever there is a remake of iconic material. Johnny Depp is a character actor, so he isn't mimicking another actor's interpretation of the same character, he's putting his own stamp on the character.  I believe this is in part, because he respect's fellow actor's body of work. I have not read one review that asks: Why didn't John Depp mimic iconic Jay Silverheels' version of Tonto?  I remember when Ricky Gervise accused Johnny Depp of phoning in his contribution to the movie "The Tourist". That wasn't the case with The Lone Ranger, he went all in.

There is so much going on in the movie The Lone Ranger, it's busy, which is why in my opinion the movie ran so long - over 2 hours. The movie's demographic appears to be teenage A.D.D. suffers, but it would be torture to hold their teenage butt's in a theater seat for that length of time. The movie begins in 1933 San Francisco at a carnival sideshow. An old west tent that is holding the images of our recent past, for instance a bison that is already passing from the American consciousness, and the noble Indian (Americana). The director employs an old story telling device. Think Emilio Estevez,  and his character Brushy Bill Robert's recounting his life in the movie Young Guns. The Lone Ranger also uses flash backs to explain the plot of the movie. The plot hinges on Justice vs Revenge theme. There are other themes running through the movie, for instance, American Indian stoicism, the warrior ethos, American naivete, and a cannibal scene.  The Lone Ranger isn't a movie for young children.  Despicable Me 2 debuted the same weekend as The Lone Ranger.  Despicable Me 2 was the box office winner the weekend it debuted.  American's should take heart.  American parent's still know what's appropriate for their younger children to be viewing. If asked I am sure Johnny Depp would agree. This isn't a movie for younger children. When this movie makes it to cable -television, I am betting the cannibal scene will be edited out.

I don't want to spoil the movie for people who haven't seen it yet, but there is some notable dialog. The title of this post. Tonto: Never remove the mask. Is that a hat tip to The Dark Knight, and Kick Ass (Outlaws)? The need for a mask to work outside the system, when the system has been corrupted. The Lone Ranger was the first to don the mask.  When John Reid DA (The Lone Ranger) pleads with the chief of a Comanche tribe not to retaliate against the attack on his people by responding to the US. Cavalry, his response was stoic, and set the theme for the Indian's involved in the conflict. He replied "It doesn't matter we are already ghost".  The warrior ethos theme is both present in the Texas Rangers, and the Comanche.  The Texas Rangers "they died with their boots on"  The warrior ethos involves deciding how one will die, and the honor of choosing to die in battle. Think of the movie "300" and King Leonidas, when he tells the traitor of the Spartan's at the end of the movie "May You Live Forever". And finally the cannibal scene. There are old legendary accounts of (some) American Indian tribes practicing cannibalism. Eating the heart of their defeated enemy to gain their bravery, and strength after their death (legend, myth). There is no way that Disney was going to have anyone portraying an American Indian played as a cannibal, but apparently the director felt it was necessary for the old west ambiance.  Tonto explains during the movie that nature is out of balance (which involves scary bunnies) hat tip to Monty Python? Tonto through out the movie, and up until the end, believes they are tracking evil spirits. Tonto believes in order to kill these evil spirits it requires a silver bullet*. It's one of these evil spirits "villains" that cut's out and eat's the heart of a Texas Ranger in the beginning of the movie. Which brings us back to Justice vs Vengeance, and the importance of why the Lone Ranger's mask must never be removed.

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The Lone Ranger, has been reviewed, and it's been categorized with the flop White House Down.  It doesn't belong in that category. This movie might have been too ambitious-busy, it does deliver what it promises "Americana" in spades.  White House Down, belongs with the flops Gigli and Howard the Duck.  Some reviews suggest it missed the mark with movie goers, because of the resurrection of such an old icon as the Lone Ranger. That there isn't a demographic for the updated Lone Ranger movie. So far the movie has made over 81 million dollars world wide. Young Gun's is a good example of a successful western based on a legendary character "Billy The Kid" looking for his long lost promised pardon from the Governor of New Mexico.  When I read reviews, that claim the reason The Lone Ranger, wasn't a box office success was, because The Lone Ranger is an old iconic western figure, that doesn't play to modern demographics. I am reminded that Young Guns was a western based on the same kind of character, as was Wyatt Earp and the movie Tombstone.  It's a superficial throw away observation. I have read a review on Huffington Post that stated the movie was about manifest destiny (duh) but the reviewer still found the movie entertaining. That's called phoning it in.

"If You Don't Watch Out Captain Benge Will Get You"  Never say Benge, there were rumors of cannibalism when "Cherokee Bob Benge" attacked settlers in central Appalachia. Red haired half brother of Sequoyah, inventor of the Cherokee alphabet. Traditionally American Indians, rely on oral tradition to pass down their culture and customs through story telling. Another hat tip to Americana by Disney in the making of The Lone Ranger. 

For a review by an actual Comanche, you can read Bad Eagle "Johnny Depp's New Comanche "Tonto" and Johnny Depp, LaDonna Harris, The Lone Ranger and the Comanches. 

I recommend The Lone Ranger. In the words of the immortal Hunter Thompson "Buy the ticket, take the ride".

 The Lone Ranger, The Ultimate Outlaw Trailer 2013.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

U.S Senate Races 2014 - The Boomerang Effect

The Boomerang Effect - When The Same Elected Office Holders, Keep Returning To The United States Senate, Over & Over Again. 

Change isn't going to come to D.C. until we get rid of the permanent political class of D.C. denizens, enjoying their D.C. ride on the American people's dime.

There is an election coming up in November 2014 a year and 4 months out.  Politicians  are going to start begging you for your donations, and your time to volunteer for their campaigns, to get them elected or reelected. I think it's time for Americans to become more selective, and raise their standards for the people they hire - for public office.  To quote Clint Eastwood, these people are our employees. 

The issue with D.C dynamics is not liberal vs conservative. That's the over simplification, that's sold to the public by the dinosaur media to the low information voter - rubes. Blue team vs Red team, cheer-leading political party's like sport's teams. It's constitutionalist vs career politicians. There are politicians in D.C. that are willing to hump whatever the latest political ideological "fad" may be, including progressive if it further's their personal interest. For some reason their constituents keep sending them back to D.C.  They keep returning them like a boomerang.  Although the current Congress's approval rating is at an all time low. 5 June 2013, Rasmussen Reports, only 6% think Congress is doing a good or excellent job.  So much for progressivism's popularity. The public is always out in front of changing trends and attitudes , the government always lags behind.  This was apparent in the November 2010 mid term election results with the historic 70 year seat change, that was only a little less than 3 years ago. These boomerang club members seem to have very short attention spans. 

I have surveyed the U.S. Senate, and those currently serving.  I surveyed their ages, time spent in office, we have people serving in our current Senate, that have made a very good living out of public service. I have had to adjust for those who died recently in office of extreme old age. Does anyone believe that the intent of the persons who founded this country was to create career politicians -  who's apparent motivation is to feather their own nest? SEE Congressional approval rating is 6%

This is a list of U.S. Senator's listed by their ages and length spent in their current office.  Least time held in US Senate office is Jeffery Chiesa, New Jersey, 7 days, he was appointed.  Chiesa is holding the seat until the special election, being held sometime in October. Because U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D) died in office, 6 months short of his 90th birthday. Frank Lautenberg served from 1982-2001 and returned in 2003 until his death 2013. That's 29 years holding a United States Senate seat.  SEE Congressional approval rating at 6%

I watched a tribute on CNN for U.S. House Rep., John Dingell Jr., Michigan, for being the longest serving member in the U.S. House of Representatives, 57 years.  Check out how he does it, John Dingell Jr., has spent 30 terms in the House, and he's 86 years old. The federal retirement age is 65 years, Dingell is 21 years past federal retirement age. Since when is making a career out of holding public office an honor?  But I digress, the House of Representative's occupiers is another blog post. SEE Congressional approval rating at 6%.

The longest remaining resident of the Boomerang club is Patrick Leahy, (D) Vermont, he's spent 38 years in office and he's 73 years of age.  73 years, 8 years past the federal retirement age. Patrick Leahy was born in the year 1940 he's not from the boomer generation, but he came of age with them in the 1960s when he would have turned 20 years old. This is the year 2013, and we have people holding public office trying to govern us as if we were still living in the 1960s. SEE Congressional approval rating at 6%

We have 37 out of a 100, U.S. Senator's currently serving in the US Senate, that are 65 years or older. 65 years is the federal retirement age.  22 of these Senators are in their 70s, that means over 1/3 of the U.S. Senate office holders are past federal retirement age.  We do have a few that are not going to run for re election in 2014.  For example, Max Baucus (D) Montana, 71 years of age, Baucus first took office in 1978, and has been a denizen of the boomerang club for 34 years. SEE Congressional approval rating at 6% 

I am not advocating that we throw out every incumbent in the U.S. Senate in November of 2014, that is running for reelection.  I am advocating that voters need to understand that returning the same people over, and over again to the same government body is not going to change anything for the better in D.C.  How many terms in office does one person deserve to fulfill their promises to their constituents? Given that the government works in 5, 7, and 10 year plans, it seems reasonable that 2 six year terms in the U.S. Senate should be enough. If the public servant can't accomplish the people's work in 12 years, they should step aside, and allow another person to assume the people's work. The problem is they assume office, and they get addicted to the power, and are more concerned with their own personal gain.   Perhaps it's time for some new blood in the U.S. Senate?  There is a reason we hold  primaries in this country, just sayin.....SEE Congressional approval rating at 6%

Senators up for reelection in November 2014, there is an asterisk next to the retiring Senator. 

Max Baucus (Montana) *
Mark Begich (Alaska)
Chris Coons (Delaware)
William Cowan (Massachusetts) retiring appointee June 2013
Richard Durbin (Illinois) 
Al Franken (Minnesota)
Kay Hagan (North Carolina)
Tom Harkin (Iowa) *
Tim Johnson (South Dakota) *
Mary Landrieu (Louisiana) 
Carl Levin (Michigan) *
Jeff Merkley (Oregon)
Mark Pryor (Arkansas)
Jack Reed (Rhode Island)
John Rockefeller (West Virginia) *
Jeanne Shaheen (New Hampshire)
Mark Udall (Utah)
Tom Udall (New Mexico)
Mark Warner (Virginia)

Lamar Alexander (Tennessee)
Saxby Chambliss (Georgia) *
Jeff Chisea (New Jersey) appointed June 2013 succeeded October 2013
Thad Cochran (Mississippi) 
Susan Collins (Maine) 
John Cornyn (Texas)
Micheal Enzi (Wyoming) 
Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) 
James Inhofe (Oklahoma)
Mike Johanns (Nebraska) *
Mitch McConnell (Kentucky) 
James Risch (Idaho)
Pat Roberts (Kansas) 
Jeff Sessions (Alabama)

Currently serving in the 113th Congress, there are 53 Democrat Senators, 45 Republican Senators, and 2 Independents. Senator Harry Reid (D) Nevada, is the majority leader of the US Senate. Senator Harry Reid is 73 year old, he's 8 years past the federal retirement age of 65, and he has served in the US Senate for 26 years. 

People get the government they deserve, Thomas Jefferson.

Remember this folks when they start sending you their campaign solicitations.  RETURN TO SENDER Elvis