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...all in the name of ambition!

Dear Reader,
I would like to point out that we are living through a unique and original moment in literary history and someday the tweets and retweets of our FWPOTUS Donald J. Trump will be collected, cataloged and bound in some heretofore uninvented form of "book" with hyperlinks, video/audio playback and a fully annotated QAnon appendices in recognition of what must by now be admitted to be a prolonged work of omnipotent (and very stable) genius.


I started this blog post last Sunday after Jeff Epstein's murder in Federal lockup was reported on Saturday AM and Trump retweeted the comedian Terrence K. Williams riffing on the obvious suspicions that Hillbilly whacked the Stein to shut down any legal proceeding that would expose their association with the sex trafficking extortionist. Mr. Williams is NOT a conspiracy theorists, which the #FakeNews insisted on labeling him, but an Afro-American funnyman whos ribaldry has a decidedly #MAGA slant. But I am a conspiracy theor…

8/8 = double infinity Honk Honk

"MSNBC analyst Frank Figliuzzi drew a numerical connection on Monday between neo-Naziism and the Trump administration's decision to fly flags at half-mast until Aug. 8 in honor of the victims of a pair of mass shootings."

Mr. Figliuzzi is a former FBI assistant director... for Counterintelligence.

"The numbers 88 are very significant in neo-Nazi and white supremacy movement. Why? Because the letter ‘H’ is the eighth letter of the alphabet, and to them the numbers 8-8 together stand for ‘Heil Hitler.’ So we’re going to be raising the flag back up at dusk on 8/8."
"No one is thinking about this," he added.

I'm thinking about it. I'm thinking real hard. And I'm not thinking about it to make fun of Frank's TDS or to joke about the #FakeNews shit (there's no other word for it) that MSNPC puts out over the airwaves and internet. I'm thinking about the possible reality that Stephen Miller is sending a very high pitched "dog whistle…

Reciprocity City

I was looking forward to my weekend tweetstorm from POTUS - the previous weekends had been consumed with tweet inspired commentary on "The Squad" and "King Elijah" with devastating effect - but all I got was a couple of tweets on trade deals, tariffs and Jina. Then the El Paseo mass murder started and I understood why Trump was keeping his powder dry. Patience is one of DJT's greatest strategic strengths and he's using it with brutal effectiveness right now on the mass murder front.

The drive from Allen, TX to El Paseo, TX is 9 hours of boredom and unless you've trudged your ass across the west Texas plain you can't imagine the monotony of the landscape. It gives a guy a lot of time to think - "what am I doing on this road?", "do I really want to kill all these people?", "why am I doing this?" - and it makes me wonder who activated this asset and sent him to Beto's home town to shoot up the soft target Walmart. That…

Nation(alism) is for the birds

Earlier this summer I took my son to watch the film "Apollo 11" and though I've seen several documentaries and feature films about lunar exploration including Al Reinert's 20th anniversary masterpiece "For All Mankind" and Stanley Kubrick's prophetic "2001: A Space Odyssey" there was a sequence in this new expose that was so moving and powerful I simply must call it out. There are a set of shots capturing the faces of the 3 astronauts going through the preparations and suiting-up just prior to boarding the rocket that will launch them into outer space and, eventually, the Moon. These stoic images take place fairly early in the film with a Walter Cronkite voice over interspersed with short (and rapid) montages of family photos and home movies encapsulating each man's private life. The overall effect was, for me, incredibly moving and I can feel tears welling in my eyes even now just recalling it because the faces of these relatively young …

At Home He’s A Tourist

"The Indian smiles, he thinks that the cowboy is his friend. The cowboy smiles, he is glad the Indian is fooled. Now he can exploit him."


The lads from Leeds that made up Gang of Four and released the 1979 LP titled "entertainment!" (note the exclamation point) were crypto commie art students and hipsters (before there were hipsters) in the pre-Thatcher British mode. As this blog has pointed out on previous occasions it is often "men of the Left" who blurt out the truth and strike a chord even when their intention is diametrically opposed to truth telling. It all comes down to a sly bit of Agitprop plastered on the cover of the album with shots of an Indian (the Native American kind) and a Cowboy shaking hands and the words - "The Indian smiles, he thinks that the cowboy is his friend. The cowboy smiles, he is glad the Indian is fooled. Now he can exploit him." Very clever but the key to the riddle is the last sentence which does not define who …

Roundup the Commies

Since I'm the guy responsible for keeping the parking lot and patio weed free, managing the flower beds and, in the late spring or early summer, planting acers of corn and pumpkins I'm a big time proponent of herbicides based on glyphosate like "Roundup". Since I use many, many gallons of the stuff I tend to buy the concentrate 5 gallon containers from Southern States and mix my own brew, but custom mixed or just off the shelf it all works the same -  the glyphosate neutralizes a specific enzyme that plants (any and all plants) use to create the proteins necessary for growth. It's a beautiful and miraculous thing to "watch" it work because the end comes slowly, imperceptibly over time from the moment the weeds are sprayed they start dying and by day 10 they're dead and gone. If you look at the grass sprouting up through your driveway on day 2 or 3 you'd think, "geez, that stuff isn't working at all" but then a week later you wheel…

July 5th - Disposable Culture

In our time of conflict and confusion as we ride out the earthquake of the cultural revolution and the tsunami of the digital revolution and the meteor strike of the Trump Presidency it is a popular pastime to attempt to pinpoint the root cause or start date for all the pain and disappointment. Was it the Kennedy assassination (the first one - JFK) when America "lost its innocence" or the 1967 Summer of Love with its degenerate hippy ethos or was it Nixon's impeachment and the silent coup which installed Jimmy Peanut or the Reagan Restoration? Do our troubles have even deeper roots? The McCarthy Witch Hunts of the 1950's when Russian operatives had infiltrated key parts of the US Government (hey, wait a second...) or maybe the establishment of the Administrative State, the Intelligence Community and the Military/Industrial Complex under FDR's New Deal. Perhaps it was the American Civil War (War Between the States) and the forced union and reconstruction of our c…

A bright orange fireball

On May 29, 2019 "Arnav Gupta, of Bethesda, Md., erupted into a bright orange fireball at the Ellipse, a tourist-filled 52-acre public park that sits north of the Washington Monument, around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday." This occurred approximately one hour after Special Counsel Robert Mueller erupted into a bright orange fireball at a hastily convened press conference where the Preppy, war hero, lawyer, G-man and former FBI boss petulantly threw his report in the air and slammed the back door on his way out saying, "Now, I hope and expect this to be the only time that I will speak to you in this manner. I am making that decision myself. No one has told me whether I can or should testify or speak further about this matter... the report is my testimony." Sadly for Mr. Mueller there were no park police present to "put him out", so to speak, with fire extinguishers so America just had to sit back and watch him (and his supporters in the #FakeNews) burn baby, burn.

A world without Christ

There are some TV shows that I associate with a political era as they are conceived, go through pre-production negotiations, financed and "brought to life" as it were during a particular political reign and their popularity reflects a change in our social Zeitgeist. Looking back I think of All in the Family as springing from the Nixon years (same with M.A.S.H) and Dallas + countless other prime time soap operas born from Jimmy Peanut's America and riding the Reagan wave like everyone else. Geo. Bush #1 have us The Simpsons and Seinfeld and other shows about nothing. The Clinton years gave us The Sopranos which exalted (and tried to explain) the humanity of a criminal family striving to act like normal people. The Shield is the show representing the Geo. Bush #2 age and the compromise required to keep a lid on things which devolved into Breaking Bad during the Obama years. Obama's time on the throne of power is epitomized by Game of Thrones and the bleak merciless wo…

Redbud to Roses

There is a force in nature that can not be underestimated or ignored and that force is consistency. In my part of the world, what I like to call John Bell country (otherwise known as The Heart of America),  that consistency comes every vernal equinox when the cercis canadensis prepares to bloom and over the next 6 weeks erupts into a fiery ball of life. Our State tree is the Dogwood and it is beautiful to see the flowers bloom in early spring against a backdrop of still dormant woodland with the yellow swaths of Forsythia and dabs of Daffodil. But when the Redbud starts popping and flowering along the branch it is magic to the eyes and it happens so slowly and with such consistency that you can actually watch the petals unfold. It happens every year the same as it has happened for millennia before humans walked this land and, God willing, it will continue long past my time but I sure do enjoy it while I'm here - in fact, I'd have to say, just by itself my annual spectating of…

spaghettification in DC

Am I to understand that:
Gov. Ralph Northam was NOT in the Black Face/Klansman photo in his college yearbook page.
Jesse Smollett did NOT fake a hate crime against himself in Chicago.
Charlize Theron's adopted (black) son is NOT a boy because at age 3 (s)he decided to be a girl.

Just random observations floating in our political/cultural aether and it's best to NOT look too closely because, well, it's just hard to measure and confront the truth of the assertion. Don't ask a bunch of obnoxious questions or push too hard because there's no stomach for getting to the truth. Let sleeping dogs lie.

How about this dog?
The Intelligence Community was NOT spying on Donald Trump's campaign and presidential transition team.

It was not immediately clear what Mr. Barr was referring to, and he did not present evidence to back up his statement. The F.B.I. obtained a secret surveillance warrant on a former Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page, after he left the campaign, and r…