Saturday, July 29, 2017

Kaos Incorporated

We all know that Vox.com can't abide chaos "The Trump administration’s chaos has reached an astounding new level" and it's no surprise that The Atlantic worries about chaos "Can John Kelly Stop the Chaos Inside Trump's West Wing?" and CNN can't decide if chaos is good or bad (but it's probably bad) "White House week of chaos ends in open warfare" and for Politico it's just another day of I told you so "To America, It Looks Like Chaos. For Trump, It’s Just Tuesday."
The spawn of Norman Vincent Peale and Roy Cohn, Trump has stomped through life armed with the obstinate, self-centered tenets of optimistic thinking and the sneering, deep-seated lessons of attack, attack, attack. He creates chaos, and then he responds to that chaos, withstanding it, even embracing it, feeding on it—and then he outlasts the outrage, emerging not only alive but emboldened.
“Hey, look, I had a cold spell from 1990 to ’91,” Trump said almost a quarter-century ago to a reporter from New York magazine, referring to the breakup of his marriage to the mother of his first three children, his affair with a busty, B-movie actress and the reckless spending and negligent management of his company that left him nearly a billion dollars in debt—all of which was covered breathlessly by the press. “I was beat up in business and in my personal life. But you learn that you’re either the toughest, meanest piece of shit in the world, or you just crawl into a corner, put your finger in your mouth, and say, ‘I want to go home.’ You never know until you’re under pressure how you’re gonna react.”
You're motherfuckin' right! You get up off the mat or you take the KO and slink back to your corner and if getting up off the mat causes "chaos", well, that's just great as far as I'm concerned. Why? Because chaos is the way the world really is and all the systems of control are illusions created to make people feel safe and secure while reading their magazines on the Martha's Vineyard beach or kick'n back on their couch looking at the boob tube after a long day in their cube. Note:

  • The Butterfly Effect of North Korea and Kim Ill Ill'n
  • Unpredictability of "Climate Change"
  • Order / Disorder Chaos in the Middle East
  • Mixing of Priebus and Bannon
  • Feedback of #FakeNews
Yes, it's chaos all the way down folks and you can thank God there's someone in the Federal Government who understands that and thrives in it. As far as I can tell there's only one person in the entire DC Metro area that truly gets it and has the balls (and I mean real stones) to overthrow the corrupt system of control that's been created in the post-Reagan U. S. of A. After the USSR collapsed then KAOS had no option but to go "mainstream" and that's the establishment we've been living under for 30+ years. Let's shake it up a little my fellow citizens because the results can be beautiful and it's only natural.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A Motion to Proceed

I'm in the middle of getting some health insurance right now - $1K per month with a $7k deductible = $17K per year which I'll never use because I'm healthy and have always have been healthy. I've probably payed $500K+ in health insurance over my lifetime and I've never used any of it. None of my children have used it and all of that money has gone somewhere else to someone else. It's been that way ever since I started paying for health insurance which I never would have started doing if it didn't cost so much money to go to hospital (which I've never done) and I didn't want to loose every dime I had to St. Elsewhere. To point out that the government has made a mess of our health care system is obvious but that's just the history we have with "our employer." Perhaps Trump can make it less of a mess.

Enter John McCain - "Let's return to regular order."


Maybe not. They worked on this thing for years to get the piece of crap we've been living with for 7 years (ObamaCare) and yes I mean they, both sides of the isle, put this thing together. Yes, just the Dems vote yea that fateful Christmas Eve night but the GOP was all on board and kept it alive year after year even after they took the House and then the Senate. Today the Senate voted by one tie breaking Pence to "Proceed With Health Care Debate" - are you kidding me? The debate goes on and on and on...

It's all a show. This health care law known as the Affordable Care Act has been a horrible piece of legislation for health and care but a great taxing vehicle hiding behind sanctimonious political preaching. These Republicans need to get it out of the Senate and to reconciliation with the House so they can pass something they call "repeal and replace" so that Tom Price from his HHS throne can start dismantling this monster. That is the horror keeping these Senators from voting for anything - the horror they created because when they wrote this "law" they never thought, in their wildest dreams, that someone like Tom Price could become the Secretary of Health and Human Services. They fear the power of the Administrative State that will not "administrate" the way they intend it to and they don't want to give that power to the executive branch.

Now it's going to happen. The GOP is going to figure out something to pass out of the Senate and then they'll hammer out a law with the House and Trump is going to sign it. Whatever he signs is going to keep the HHS Sec. with all his power intact and ObamaCare will get gutted like a Georgia pig.


Friday, July 21, 2017

Lovelocked

The Obama era officially ended yesterday

Hey O. J., where you goin' with that knife of yours?
Hey O. J. , I said where you goin' with that knife in your hand, oh
I'm goin' down to cut my old lady
You know I caught her messin' 'round with Ron Goldman
I'm goin' down to cut my old lady
You know I caught her messin' 'round with Ron Goldman
And that ain't too cool
Huh, hey O. J., I heard you cut your mamma down
You cut her down now
Hey O. J., I heard you cut your lady down
You cut her down in the ground, yeah
Yeah
Yes, I did, I cut her
You know I caught her messin' round, messin' round town
Yes I did, I cut her
You know I caught my old lady messin' 'round town
And I gave her the knife
And I cut her
Alright
Cut her one more time again, baby
Yeah
Oh, dig it
Oh, alright
Hey O. J.
Where you gonna run to now, where you gonna go?
Hey O. J., I said
Where you gonna run to now, where you gonna go?
I'm goin' way down south
Way down to Mexico way
Alright
I'm goin' way down South
Way down where I can be free
Ain't no one gonna find me
Ain't no hang-man gonna
He ain't gonna put a rope around me
You better believe it right now
I gotta go now
Hey, O. J.
You better run on down
Goodbye everybody

The Juice never made it to Mexico but boy could he run. 2,000 yard in 14 games for the 1970's Bills gets you a lot of respect (from me at least) and hey, if you loose it one night while going over to your old lady's crash pad to scare the shit out of that young car park who's been banging her and driving that red Ferrari YOU bought her around like he owns the damn thing and instead of whimpering away he's dumb enough to get all in your face about it so you give the punk what he deserves and Nicole comes to the door and gives you that look - that same fucking look she always gives you - that "are you insane' look, like she would even know, and you just snap, stabbing her in the neck and face once, twice, seven times... oh shit, what did I just do? I better get out of here. Watch all the documentary films on the subject you want but that's how it went down. Everyone was guilty.

check out the tie
You don't like it - think I'm being cruel and cold hearted? I was hanging out in my apartment on CPW - 17th floor with a beautiful terrace looking north on the day the verdict came down and I heard the screams of joy and cheers wafting down from the projects on 95th street. A lot of scores were settled that day and all Johnnie Cochran had to do was make sure he got some lovin' black mothers on the jury to render justice. Not good enough for the Brown/Goldman families so they put a $30M noose around O. J.'s neck using civil litigation but there was no hangman to pull the trap door so The Juice ran free up until Barack Obama got elected and then, December 2008 to be exact, O. J. got sent to prison on a trumped up kidnapping/armed robbery charge (exactly the kind of unwarranted sentencing FBPOTUS derided) and faded from the public eye waisting away at the Lovelock Correctional Facility in the Nevada sand. There was a new smiling face to represent "Black America" with a sassy (but loyal) wife and two beautiful daughters and the psychic trauma of the Brentwood murders could be safely put behind us. Or so everyone thought, but yesterday it was wall-to-wall O. J. coverage on all the networks just like in days of old or B.O. on the divine timeline. And who among us can judge the truth of it all or render justice at this point? There is one true judge and, try as you might, it's impossible to hide from his all seeing eye or eternal verdict.

Who ya' lookin' at?
The story is not new or incredible or impossible - It's been told a thousand times (more) in every conceivable variation. Some endings are happy and others are sad and some don't have endings at all.


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Celebrate the Day

I know, I know, I'm a day late - go pound sand.

Long time readers of the KOTCB know of my strong affection for France and its Republic so it should be no surprise that I celebrate Bastille Day with the best of them. I'm an American so why not? Here we celebrate le 14 juillet and Cinco de Mayo and pretty much every other day that's important to some culture or nationality. Call it American exceptionalism because this joie de vivre just doesn't fly with our European cousins. As it happens I had two daughters studying abroad this summer and here, for your enjoyment, are their 4th of July text messages to me.

First from my daughter who spent three weeks partying at the LSE and living large in the face of insane Islamic terror attacks and whatever else goes on in London (which is a lot of good stuff):

Of Course the Brits hate Independence Day

And then this from my high schooler kickin' it in Seville, Spain where they sleep all afternoon, eat dinner at midnight and party till dawn because it's so damn hot.

What did they do with all the gold they stole? 

Yeah, they hate the 4th of July in the UK and Spain because we took it from them baby and all they got was Canada and Mexico - tough shit. As for the French, well, as it happens, I celebrated American Independence with a lovely mother/daughter pair from Normandy (one of the most badass regions of l'Hexagone) and my wife and I treated them to a 100% certified USA celebration. Burgers and chili-dogs from the grill, Carolina style slaw, fresh tomatoes and peach cobbler for desert - they'd never had anything like it. Once the sun set we didn't drive to some crowded park or community center to see fireworks with the masses but, because I live in America, I pulled out a few boxes of South Carolina's finest fireworks, set them up in the front yard, lit the fuse and ran like hell. These things shoot projectiles high into the sky in a syncopated rhythmic cacophony that's just as good as the shows municipalities pay tens of thousands of dollars (tax dollars) to put on and you can set them off anywhere you want. You can stick them in the back of your pick-up and let your patriotism fly while careening down the highway at 90 mph (that's mile NOT kilometers) and who's gonna stop you - all the cops are downtown doing crowd control at the fire works show. They don't celebrate the 4th of July in foreign countries because THEY CAN'T celebrate the American Independence - not the way it's supposed to be celebrated.

But I celebrate French Independence and France in general because, if for no other reason, French women rule. It must be something they put in the water or the dainty pastries/delicious bread they create or who knows what but the fact is you can spot them a mile away. Check it out - 4th of July night just before fireworks - can you spot the French women in this photo?


Yes, you can. Vive la France because we love you in America.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Total Eclipse

Greatest Headline of All Time

Those readers living outside of Charlottesville, VA or Central Virginia proper might not be aware of the ongoing effort to pull down and move the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee from the town square otherwise known as Lee Park (not named after Harper Lee or Bruce Lee or Stan Lee but after the same Robert E. Lee). Charlottesville is a college town and like all college towns it's filled with college professors and assorted flakes who vote nincompoops into elected office as their representatives so it was no surprise to me when back in April the city council decided to do this:
"Despite a pending court case that will ultimately determine the general’s fate, the Charlottesville City Council voted 3-2 Monday night to sell the city’s statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee."
"Confederate General" is a sad, marginalizing descriptor for what surly must be one of the greatest Americans to ever walk this land and lead its people by personal example of virtue and valor seldom matched in human history. A true son of the revolution ("The General" was the son of Major-General Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee III) this American was a husband, father, engineer, soldier, Indian hunter, farmer, warrior and educator. He knew exactly what the American Revolution was all about and when the dream collapsed in 1860 he was forced to make a choice between submission to blackguard usurpers from the north or defense of his native Virginia - he chose Virginia. In doing so he lead, mentored, loved and extinguished the flower of Southern manhood which is a legacy he would never (could never) forgive himself for. The best he could do - and he did it - was ensure a true and peaceful reconciliation of the waring states and heal the breach that he had played so important a part in tearing, day by bloody day, in his beloved nation. You want to sell off the monument erected to honor this man? Who, in today's world, will mount a vigorous defense to thwart this travesty of historical justice and force you - shame you - into atonement with all that is fair and good?

Why, the Ku Klux Klan of course. NOT a local politician (or federal politician), an educator or historian nor a celebrity could be found to defend this heroic soul but only the decedents of those scoundrels Lee refused to let join his army - the frigg'n KKK. And so last weekend 50 klan members marched at Lee Park to protest the removal of a statue of a man who would almost certainly have despised them. And that brought out the Antifa, trustifarian, SJW's in "resistance" to white supremacy and other contemporary problems like, for instance, the US system of government and gave them cause to disrupt and hate. Which lead to the greatest headline of all time in The Daily Progress on Sundays paper proclaiming that the KKK had been Eclipsed and that, my friends, is the absolute truth. The Klan could never, even in their wildest dreams, come up with a system of oppressive terror to destabilize minority communities than the shit that's advocated by BLM and their "progressive" comrades that include MS-13 and other organized gangs.

Where was I during this clash of civilizations? I was in the yoga studio downward dogging my way to happiness and painting pictures in a truly unique experience that combined yoga and drawing. Robert E Lee wouldn't have even been able to conceive that someone could be living the life I live in 21st Century Virginia. The country he fought for is long, long gone but his example lives on.

Yoga Art

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Jagiello Unchained

Live Free or Die
Living in Manhattan with a dog gives one ample opportunity to stroll the pathways of Central Park and take it all in, as it were, greeting fellow travelers and rejoicing in the majesty of Olmsted & Vaux's creation. Passing under the Belvedere Castle and hugging the Turtle Pond you eventually come face to face with King Jagiello mounted on his trusty steed, swords held high. Imposing? You bet your ass it is - in fact, you can hardly believe this 15th Century warrior has burst through the time-stream to confront your skinny, latte drinking, poop picking-up, sorry self. The king confronts you and shames you and challenges you. Are you going to slink off to your cube and read green screen Bloomberg stock prices or create PowerPoint charts for the rest of your day or are you going to rally and fight your enemies unto death? What's it going to be you soulless husk of a man? Live or die?

One thing's for sure - The Polish people are badass warriors who will not be broken no matter how dire their circumstances. They're survivors who know the true meaning of sacrifice and faith. I think I know someone who spent a little time contemplating this monument and all that it represents. Such reflection stirs the body, mind and soul to formulate profound and uncomfortable questions - questions many people simply don't want to ask themselves or others.
“The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive,” he said. “Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?”
What's this guy getting at? Islamic Terror or something deeper and more corrosive? The answer could be found 850 km to the west - across the blood soaked fields and forests of western Poland and deep into uber-civilized Deutschland where "protestors" participated in a “Welcome to Hell” party to celebrate the concept of "solidarity world" and all that it demands. I know what King Jagiello do to the filthy, cloaked rabble in Hamburg and he wouldn't use water cannons and pepper spray to do it.


Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Lose This Skin Mika


I've been tempted to post something on the KOTCB blog since the day the Elvis from Queens tweeted about Mika's bleeding face and the ensuing media meltdown flooded the broadcast airways and Internet with gunk. But every frigg'n day @POTUS lets loose another tweet or 2 that usurps whatever I was going to say the day before so I've just been waiting and watching and loving every minute of it. With Sunday's napalm strike he might have finally brought them to their knees - but there's always tomorrow.
The latest tweet was immediately condemned by journalists, who said Trump seemed to be promoting physical violence against the media, while a Republican lawmaker said the president was trying to "weaponize distrust" through his postings.
"Promoting physical violence" or a tactic to "weaponize distrust" don't explain it folks - this is total war waged by a pachyderm with old, scared hide who's been beaten and whipped for so many years an impenetrable scartcissue has formed on his thick back. His opponents are preening, pampered girlymen who simply can't believe that someone is allowed to make fun of them this ruthlessly.  Not much to add to a previous KOTCB post on the subject about Morning Joe and Mika or others - this blog is in complete alignment with Trump's tweets.

They are a distraction, but not a bad distraction - they are a great distractions. The news media is consumed by these tweets but Trump and his team are busy pushing legislation, tightening the border, building a better jobs environment, slashing regulation and winning special elections. The MSM is not covering any of these things in any meaningful way because they're hiding behind their Twitter Wall praying that Trump doesn't smash them with another tweet. He's beating them at their own game and they're simply too stupid to realize it. Even the "voice of reason" Conservatives are starting to get it and when a big brain like Victor Davis Hanson starts writing things like "perhaps the president knows something I don’t" then you know that Trump is nearing victory in this scorched earth campaign.

For years (decades actually) I have lamented the fact that no one like the Founders of the American nation could ever get elected in the contemporary United States of America. My melancholy about this fact would be acute on holidays like Independence Day (otherwise known as the 4th of July) because the stark contrast between the men who signed the Declaration of Independence THEN and the wolves who pilfer its promise (their inheritance) NOW is so maddening and unfair. But Donald J Trump proved me wrong - dead wrong. It's Alive people, it's alive and God willing it will live on and find glory yet unimagined. Like a snake it sheds its skin and leaves the residue to rot while it moves on to do its thing.

God Bless America!


Nuclear Fallout