Lyrics after the jump. Pretty edgy for Van Morrison
I just finished reading the transcript released by Trump of the unedited version of the 60 Minutes interview.
The excerpts presented at Powerline were enough to make me look and I'm sorry/not sorry I did. Silently reading through the full exchange that took place was one experience and reading parts of the transcript aloud was another. Both experiences gave me the opportunity to "see and hear" more of what truly transpired than the edited video version presented by CBS or the excerpts presented by Powerline allowed. I needed to read the whole thing myself to take in the content and form my own opinion.
All of which led me to wonder (after appreciating the previous post and point on book people), who might actually be worse than them?
The first answer that came up was mendacious interviewers, followed by liars who posit and wax on about character, with those who are purposely obtuse, profoundly ignorant and willfully blind following close behind.
Back when I was a bookseller I knew an old couple -- I'll call them John and Jane Doe -- who were collectors. John and Jane were genuine "Cave Dwellers," members of Washington's old white aristocracy: Cosmos Club, patrons of the arts, friends in high places and all that. Also they were very nice, friendly and interesting people. Their home is the only place I ever saw a "Franklin Imprint" -- a book made at Ben Franklin's print shop -- that I could pick up and leaf through.
One day, probably at a book fair, a friend and I were chatting with John and Jane. Jane mentioned a disturbing dream she'd had: she had died, and was lying on her bed, surrounded by friends and family. "They were all talking to one another," she said sadly, "but I couldn't hear what they were saying." After an awkward pause, my friend said, "They were arguing over who gets your books."
Back in the day in 1980's when cigars were in their heyday I would be invited to Nat Shermans for events where they premiered new cigars. Actually my buddy was invited as he had a space in their humidor for his cigars but he was always invited to bring some friends who were into the hobby. I would always spend more than I wanted too and would buy a couple of boxes of cigars. We often went to other events like the cigar cruise around Manhattan that was pretty cool. It was a five course dinner with a cognac and cigar for every course. A lot of fun.
Fun that doesn't exist in New York anymore. They control where you shop. They control how many people can meet up in a bar. They have destroyed the only reason to live in a city.
Another landmark pulled down and destroyed.
Now you have a bunch of moron liberals (redundant) saying how would a coyote carry a kid over the border. Anyone with half a brain knows that coyote is the nickname for the smugglers and human traffickers who capitalize on human misery and help illegals invade our country. What a bunch of ignorant assholes. That's why they are liberal democrats and social justice warriors.
The coyote is an important figure in Native American religious lore especially the tribes of the South West like the Navajo and the Apache. Coyote is the trickster. The boogie man. There are innumerable stories of how the Coyote tricks people and steals from them in one way or another. So it is a very ironic appellation to call smugglers Coyotes. Irony is lost on the woke.
As an aside I highly recommend the novel by Tony Hillerman called "Coyote Waits":
Many of the people associated with great inventors or innovators try to cash in on the inventions with products related to the great advances made by the works of genius of great minds.
Billy Edison set up a light bulb company that failed. Walt Disney's brother tried to interest some studios in a movie about a talking cockroach since the mouse was so successful. Henry Ford's brother invented electric car that could never make it out of the driveway.
The most unsuccessful of all was the secretary of Alexander Graham Bell who tried to invent a portable phone. Selma Goldstein tried to invent a portable phone which didn't quite work out. You see miniaturization was in it's infancy. Unfortunately the only phones available were big and clunky and would not fit your purse or your pocket. So she came up with the idea that it would be placed on your head.
Alexander Graham Bell invested a great deal of money and lost all. He had a lot of faith in Selma. You see she was an expert on head. After all that was why he hired her in the first place.
(Small Businesses That Didn't Quite Cut It by Doris Kearns Goodwin)
... and I am thankful for it.
Today I was working on a product that is a collaboration between me and a guy who lives down east. He makes and sells wooden kazoos and does pretty well at it. We were riffing on different shapes and since he was taking his son to a nearby crypto-zoological site I suggested making them in the shape of a foot. A big foot. That led to a discussion of the practical production issues, marketing, presentation and product roll out. His wife is making nice carrying cases for them, and in the course of two days of design and milling we have managed to produce enough pieces parts for 40 big foot kazoos, or as they are known, Big Foot Calls!
The God Emperor has exposed so many horrible things during his Presidency. The crimes of the main stream media who are the enemies of the people. The senility of Nancy Pelosi. The corruption of the Biden crime family.
But the most hideous exposure is just too much for the mind to bear.
God save us from 2020!
The local Gardens deprived me of my Mass Chrysanthemum fix this fall, so I dug up my pictures from years past. Here's a couple:
They had a protest in front of the Cobble Hill Nursing Home where they protested the Murderer Cuomo's policy of sending Kung Flu positive patients to nursing homes to infect and kill vulnerable people. They put 6500 copies of his bullshit book in a coffin to symbolize all that died. Instead of using the hospital ship or the multi million dollar fiasco of a hospital set up in the Javits Center or the Cruise line terminal he sent these sick people to where they could do the most damage.
No accountability. No oversight by legislature. Very few questions from the enemy of the people media.
He is going to skate.
I just hope that these poor people who had parents die because of Cuomo's arrogance and criminality didn't pay for those books.
The God Emperor of the Cherry Blossom Throne paid tribute to a power greater than himself by attending church in Las Vegas today He didn't wear a mask. He sat next to his aides. He threw money into the basket. Normal. The way most of America used to do.
Before the Kung Flu.
Democratic dictators in places like California, New York and Pennsylvania continue to defy the Constitution and prohibit people going to church. Getting married with their full family attending. Having a funeral with more than 10 people.
Where are our religious leaders? Where are our bishops and Popes and Preachers standing up to Caesar as he places unbearable burdens on the believers? Why is ok to go to a Casino and not Church? Why is ok to go to Costco and not Church? Why does a racial arsonist like John Lewis or a murdering abortion lover like Ruth Bader Ginsberg can lie in state as thousands go to her funeral when you can't go to the wakes or funerals of your aunt or uncle?
When will the people stand up and say no more!\\
During the last pandemic various face coverings were devised to stop the transmission of influenza which had killed so many Americans. Mainly made of cloth many entrepreneurs tried to jump on the band wagon to profit off the needs of their fellow citizens. Some tried to even make them fashionable such as these cone like protuberances designed by the fashion maven Lane Bryant. Unfortunately they were a dismal failure as they were unwieldy and unattractive.
Still he found an alternative use and made a pretty penny in the fashion game until they too went out of style.
I walked into the main lobby and went up to the reception desk, A beautiful young woman of about thirty years looked up with an smile that she must of given everyone that entered the hotel. I gave her half of my smile. The one that charmed women from coast to coast. I didn't give her 100 Watts. Then she would have started to disrobe.
"Hello and welcome to the Ritz Carlton at the Boston Common. How might I help you? Are you checking in?"
"No not today. I would like to speak to the head of security. I thought it was Mike Callahan? Is he still the man?"
"Yes he is sir. I will call him. If you have a seat in the Lobby he will be with you shortly."
I walked over and sat down in one of the overstuffed chairs in the lobby. A few minutes later a tall Irishman with red hair that had gone grey walked into to the lobby. He limped from a wound he had from a shoot out with the Winter Hill mob. I knew him for years. Ever since he came up with Marty Qurik.
"Spenser. What do you want."
"Why would I want anything Mike?"
"You always want something when you come by so lets cut the crap and tell me what it is before I run your ass out of my hotel."
"Easy does it. I just want to know about a guest of yours that went missing a couple of weeks ago. He was a professor. A older gent. Name of Meyer. Ludwig Meyer."
"Not much to tell. He checked in. Called for room service. Left for his conference and never came back. We tried reaching out to his contacts but got no reply. After a week we needed the room so we boxed up his belongings and turned the room over. I notified BPD but they didn't seem very interested so that's where we stand. That's exactly what I told his friend."
"His friend? Let me guess. Older gent who looks like he was the first runner up in a George Hamilton bake off?"
"Yeah that's him. From Florida. He came by a couple of days ago. I refereed him to Belson."
"Thanks Mike. I owe you one."
"One. That's about the tenth one you owe me. Do me a favor and make yourself scarce unless you are spending money in the bar. Say hello to Susan for me."
That's me. Spreading joy wherever I go.
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My new roost will be east of the mighty Mississippi, and so I changed the call letters from KLEM FM to WLEM FM. Deborah originally invented that handle, but she seems to have abandoned them. So I'm going to squat on them. She can have them back if she files a claim with me.
Andrew Cuomo announced new rules in response to the failure of the populace to acquiesce to his unconditional dictates.
He is placing a state trooper in front of every house of worship in New York State. These agents of the state will monitor worship services. Count how many people come in. See where they sit. See if they sing or pray loudly without wearing a mask. If they flout any of the states rules the house of worship would be shut down by the state.
He is paying particular attention to religious communities in Borough Park, Williamsburg, Crown Heights and Monsey New York. In order to properly identify the number of people entering said house of worship all who attend will be forced to wear a Star of David. Eventually they will be forced to get tatoos.
The Wolverines are loose!.
The MI Supreme Court has <a href="https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/10/02/michigan-supreme-court-strikes-down-gretchen-whitmers-emergency-powers/5863340002/">overruled the Ubersturmbannfuhrer's lock down</a>
I guess more than a few states will follow suit.
Best part, since it's a state affair, it can't be appealed to the Feds and dragged out indefinitely, although a Federal appeal would close down this nonsense for everybody.
The Church has turned over the naming of bishops to the Chinese Communist Party. The party names people who will do their bidding not the holy men who opposed the government and did God's work. It is like letting the Nazi's name your rabbi. The evil Pope refuses to meet with an authetnic Chinese Catholic like Chinese Cardinal Joseph Zen Se-kium who was appointed long before the Devil took over the Holy See.
"88-year-old Chinese cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun — who was refused a meeting by Pope Francis after arriving at the Vatican last week — pointed out that the deal had backfired on the Church, leaving important dioceses without a bishop or with the impending appointment of a bishop approved by the atheist Communist Party."
When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attempted to meet with the Pope he was refused a meeting. The Pope feels he can disregard the United States when he is in the pocket the Chinese Communists. How do we let this happen? How does the American Church support this truly evil man?
The Chinese Communists have changed the actual words of the Bible. The Pope gives them the right to control the Church and name the bishops and priests.