Thursday, March 30, 2023

Who knew?

The Babe in a different uniform. He reported for duty then headed straight to the clap shack.

John Prine was the man:

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

WKRLEM:John Prine - "Souvenirs" - Live from Sessions at West 54th

WABC TV Eyewitness News (1976) It's time for the news!

When they hired John Johnson it became a colored presentation. Just sayn'

Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore tell it like it is!

I tried out all the time but I never got picked!

Story of my life!

The rest of the Dream team


Left Field: Roy White

He was the best player on those old Yankee teams. A good hitter, baserunner and a spectacular fielder. He was all around one of my favorite players.

Centerfield: Jim Lyttle

He only had a short career with the Yankees but he was one of my favorites because I got his bat on Bat Day. I used it to play softball and I have it to this very day.

Right Field: Ron Woods

I mean just look at the guy! You can tell he was a very smart ball player.

Well at least he dove into the stands to catch the ball.

Just sayn'

Pitcher: Stan Bahnsen

A crafty right hander he was the best pitcher on some very bad teams. I saw him pitch his heart out game after game and lose do the ineptness of the rest of the team

He never gave up. A true Yankee.

Monday, March 27, 2023

I still see my dreams......

 Opening day is on March 30th when the Yankees meet the San Fransico Giants. Pretty ironic since the Yankees and the Giants were bitter rivals when they were both in New York City. The Yankees (then known as the Highlanders) were the upstart little team in the Polo Grounds and were scorned by the much more established and storied Giants led by the legendary John McGraw. Now they play in the regular season. Things have sure changed since I was a rabid fan.

When I think back to all the teams and players I rooted for my mind always goes back to the days of my yute. The team I really want to see? Well it is full of people you don't even remember.

First  Base: Frank Tepedino

A Brooklyn boy he came up to bigs after the great old teams were gone. He played for us for a few years and then became a New York City fireman. Served on 911. A hero in several respects.

Second Base: Horace Clarke

The real "Hands of Stone"....fuck Roberto Duran. Perhaps the worst second baseman ever to play for the Yankees. He is a true icon. In fact, these teams are always referred to as the "Horace Clarke Yankees." That's how I feel about them.

They don't make TV stars like this anymore!

How many of them can you name?

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

On Beginnings, Endings, & Points of Connection


These two hark back to postings and comments previously presented by others here and elsewhere pertaining to the ouroboros, ancient Egyptian texts, and being careful of that for which you wish.  
"The ouroboros or uroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. The ouroboros entered Western tradition via ancient Egyptian iconography and the Greek magical tradition. It was adopted as a symbol in Gnosticism and Hermeticism and most notably in alchemy.

One of the earliest known ouroboros motifs is found in the Enigmatic Book of the Netherworld, an ancient Egyptian funerary text in KV62, the tomb of Tutankhamun, in the 14th century BCE. The text concerns the actions of the Ra and his union with Osiris in the underworld. The ouroboros is depicted twice on the figure: holding their tails in their mouths, one encircling the head and upper chest, the other surrounding the feet of a large figure, which may represent the unified Ra-Osiris (Osiris born again as Ra). Both serpents are manifestations of the deity Mehen, who in other funerary texts protects Ra in his underworld journey. 

The whole divine figure represents the beginning and the end of time."

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Be Careful Of That For Which You Wish...

OK, we all know the Let's Go, Brandon thing started a scant 8 months after the steal. Among college kids.

Demos always figure they have kids that stupid in their hip pocket. News, however, persists there is some kind of revival movement among da yoots.

We have all kinds of news about how all us Right-Wingers (Right here meaning correct) saw through the lies because the CDC is admitting they were lies. Then there's the whole gender thing. Turns out all those impressionable are just as grossed out by it as everybody else. Kids aren't buying it, constant indoctrination notwithstanding.

And this is just the beginning.

Now comes news that iTunes has banned Trump's Justice For All recording because it spent a full week at #1 after being released less than a week earlier. He was followed by Natasha Owens' Trump Won And You Know It, which is number one on the pop charts and number two on iTunes.

Could those kids actually be thinking?

So, where is all this going? Elon Musk thinks this whole arrest business will blow up in the Lefties' faces.

So do I.

Why? Because Elon seems to be thinking the same thing I am. That, once in court, Trump will pull a Hitler on them (someone get Sixty the smelling salts). 

Think a century back. Think Germany. Those looney tunes tried to take over Bavaria. 16 killed. Their leader and a couple of others arrested for treason.

But Dolf used the trial as a platform to tell Germany what was wrong and how he would fix it. Turned him from a local looney to a national figure who kept warning people Weimar was too deep in America's pocket. And on 10/25/29, he was able to say, "Toldja".

In one form or another, that's what Musk, I think, expects, and so do I. Trump has used all of Dr Goebbels' little tweaks all along (so has every other politician from 1934 on). Look at a full Hitler speech (giddy-up to whoa, not outtakes) and you'll see the stump speech of every American politician you ever knew of. Think of the way Deep State tried to sell Kung Flu and pressure people into getting the shot. Think of the screaming because we would social distance or wear masks - they did their best to turn us into Jud Suss

The laugh is now they're begging our forgiveness.

Were it not for the little old Internet, we'd all be swinging by the neck from lampposts. Everybody says the drumbeat of social media and Fake News is too great. If that were true, we'd still be on lockdown.

For the record, I think the Davos crowd really does want to starve 7 billion people and herd the rest in SMART (Social Security Schemes, Modern Urban Facilities, Adopting Smart Agricultural Practices Road, Infrastructure, and Transportation Facilities and Tech Savvy) villages just like you saw on The Prisoner so they can be controlled and serve their betters.

Ironic Donald Trump seems to have been chosen to be the latest in the line starting with Moses.

On Running the Race, Riding the Horse & Peddling Influence


Sunday, March 12, 2023

Give them an inch…..

We predicted this in arguments about gay marriage.

Now we are facing the same crossroads with critical race theory. And transgenderism. And climate change.

If you give them an inch they will take a mile.

They won’t stop.

Friday, March 10, 2023

On More Hope & Change


An old cartoon above to go with the following from yesterday's post on American Greatness: "Michelle Obama Is Not Coming to Save the Democrats--They have made their bed with Joe Biden and cackling Kamala Harris and there’s no way out" by Jane Guenther Parent

"My favorite new conspiracy theory goes like this: the Democrats know they are in big trouble for 2024. They have this addled, dementia-riddled, diaper-wearing octogenarian and his dreadful wife occupying the White House, and he’s become an embarrassment. These days he makes three to four hair-curling, cringey gaffes per week, falls up the stairs to Air Force One every time he tries to trot up them to project American strength and vigor, and has been credibly accused of passing gas in front of the Queen Consort of England. But Democrats can’t abandon him before the primaries because, well, Kamala. So Biden will announce he is running again but will withdraw sometime around the Democratic National Convention so as to clear the presidential field for . . . 

Michelle Obama. 

...She emerged from her privileged Martha’s Vineyard cocoon recently to recount in a podcast (about herself, naturally) that she cried uncontrollably for a half an hour on Air Force One when she left Washington, D.C., after Donald Trump’s inauguration. “Just straight, uncontrollable sobbing” from “holding it together for eight years” under the enormous, horrible, crushing burden of being the First Lady of the United States. Her story was one of struggle where living in the White House with staff to cater to her every need, traveling on her own ginormous government airplane to Japan and South Africa with her mother and her entourage, and enjoying eight years of wildly obvious throne sniffing media flattery as the Most Stylish First Lady Ever was just too much to bear. 

And about those vacations? According to Judicial Watch, which obtained U.S. Air Force and Secret Service records in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the Obama travel expenses for family vacations cost U.S. taxpayers $114,691,322.17. 

...Almost eight years have passed since Michelle was finally freed from the prison of the White House. She has been quiet lately, working on a podcast and another book about her favorite topic—herself. She has homes in Martha’s Vineyard, Chicago, and the oceanfront plot where her husband is building a Hawaiian retreat where Tom Selleck’s boss used to live in “Magnum P.I.” until the Obamas leveled it. 

She travels to New York City to see the U.S. Open from box seats wearing $600 designer jeans and is seen leaving the swanky Pierre Hotel on the Upper East Side, where the presidential suite goes for $30,000 per night. She vacations in France with Bono, kayaks in Hawaii during the winter holidays, and wears thigh-high glittery $3,900 Balenciaga boots on book tours where she speaks for money about her struggles. 

...Michelle Obama still has the attention of an eager, supplicant media, the admiration of liberal women, and enough money to keep her in the lifestyle to which she obviously has become accustomed. She has even eased off the whole “Let’s Move” thing and references to her famous biceps. Now she discusses her menopausal weight gain in this “blessed” time of life. Her kids are grown, they are millionaires, and life is good. Face it: she does not look or sound like a woman who wants to be president. 

And presidential politics ain’t beanbag. The kid glove treatment she received as the wife of the first black presidential candidate would evaporate if she were the candidate. We would hear all over again about the unintelligible college thesis, the no-show political spoils job, the surrendered law license, the curious absence of any photos of her pregnant with her children, the complete lack of any electoral office other than that of wife."

The article ends with this query, which made me smile: "Even so: does she, dare I say, have the balls to run?" 

And this conclusion, with which I'm not sure I fully agree: "This conspiracy is merely a good laugh full of schadenfreude at the horrible predicament in which the Democratic Party has placed itself. They have made their bed with Joe Biden and cackling Kamala and there’s no way out. And Michelle Obama is not coming to save them."  

Considering the Dem's ability to pull the strings needed to finagle the Basement Dweller and the Kackler into the two top spots, I'm not yet ready to go along and laugh this one off.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Friday, February 24, 2023

If your thought has been hungry...

you may want to chew on this.

This is off Irish and might be regarded as a companion piece to Peak Paranoia.

Given the mess in East Palestine (to the east and south of me) and the unease Buttpeg showed having to be near enough to the hoi and the polloi to be a danger, not to mention the Davos crowd's plans for us mere mortals, all of this becomes, as Spock would say, fascinating.

I quote from the piece verbatim.

Agriculture is Ohio’s No. 1 industry, contributing more than $93 billion to our state economy and supporting one in six jobs.  Other important facts:

Almost 50 percent of the land in Ohio is classified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as “prime farmland,” which is the most fertile and productive land in the country.

Ohio has the fifth highest percentage of “prime farmland” in the nation.

Ohio has lost more high-quality acres of farmland than any state other than Texas.

Ohio farmers grow more than 200 crops.  Corn and soybeans are the top crops.

Ninety-one percent of Ohio farms are family farms.

You can dig through the vinyl chloride stuff at your leisure. Point is, Buttpeg's performance in EP and that of his flunkies is on a par with Brandon walking up an airstair.

It can't be hidden anymore, even with the best Sgt Schultz act.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Have we reached Peak Paranoia?

OK, batfans, consider this.

Our local weather for the end of the week says it will be 68 on Thursday and 27 on Friday. So what errant thought pops into my pointy little head?

You don't suppose they've found a way to control the weather?

It's been the plot of the original Our Man Flint and that ghastly Avengers movie, so how hard could it be for Dr Evil and The Slob to screw something like that up? After all, all these "accidents" and food plant fires ask an awful lot of coinkydink.

True, I dismissed the thought after a moment's reflection, but, considering all the phony diseases and wars, considering all the phony people in DC, considering all the visions of the future straight out of The Man From UNCLE* and George Orwell these days, who's to say what's out of the question?

The Slob and the rest of the Davos crowd wants to depopulate the world by about 50% and have the rest eating bugs and living under constant surveillance in place like those Potemkin cities the Red Chinese have built and they're not even shy about it.

People thought Hitler didn't intend to destroy the Jews and the Nips would abide by the Geneva Convention because they were civilized.

*When attempting to explain THRUSH (Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity) to someone, Napoleon Solo once said, "They believe in the 2 party system. The masters and the slaves".

UPDATE: Buttpeg did East Palestine like Hitler did Gay Paree (insert punchline) - Came before the dawn, stayed briefly, spoke to no one, and left in a hurry.

On Fiddling Around & Urging Patience


Monday, February 20, 2023

On Information Control & Use of Systematic & Forcible Pressure



      -make (someone) adopt radically different beliefs by using systematic and often forcible pressure.
  1.       -a forcible indoctrination to induce someone to give up basic political, social, or religious beliefs and attitudes and to accept contrasting regimented ideas

      -to indoctrinate so intensively and thoroughly as to effect a radical transformation of beliefs and mental attitudes

      -make someone believe something by repeatedly telling him or her that it is true and preventing any other information from reaching him or her.   

"The OSS psychological profile of Hitler described his use of the big lie:

'His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.'"

On Blowing Hot Air & Yes Men


Saturday, February 18, 2023

Whose that girl?

 If the Republican party is going to elect a Niki then they should elect the real Niki.

Quick whose that girl?

And don't just say Niki!

Another loser joins the race!

 Did you ever watch the beginning of the New York Marathon? Or any marathon?

A bunch of people line up like they are going to have a chance when we all know that the winner is gonna be a skinny moolie from Kenya who spent his whole life being chased across the Savanna by cheetahs or some shit like that there. None of the thousands of assholes who line up have a snowballs chance in hell of winning.

Which brings us to Niki Haley.

She jumped into the race when she had previously said she wouldn't run if Trump did which was a smart bet for her. She is the Rhino-est of Rhinos who folded like a cheap suitcase whenever she was confronted by the woke mob. She was out in front of destroying Statues because some black studies professor said they were racist. She bought into bullshit narratives like that NASCAR jerkoff who wet his jumpsuit and pretended somebody put a noose in his garage when it was only the rope used to pull down the garage door. She will surrender every time.

She will not stand up for the working man. For the parents. For the children who are being groomed by the homosexual industrial complex. She is the quintennial Bush Republican who never found an endless war she didn't want to start. 

Yeah, she has a twat. Big deal. That is not a reason to vote for her. She is the Republican Kamala Harris.

The one thing she will do is fragment the Anti-Trump vote and hurt DeSantis's chances. So you DeSantis fan boys better hope she drops out like Kamala did.

She is going to end this race ten hours later like the guy with no legs "running" the Marathon on a skateboard.

I wonder if youse guys got tickets?

It is the gonna be the bomb! 

On Admissions & Omissions: Lemons, Fops & Fools


These two from Powerline's Week in Pictures Balloon Payment edition,  caught my attention, capturing the essence of the foolishness and carelessness surrounding current events involving the Three Stooges of 2023, Don, Pete and Joe. 

On Distractions, Deflections & Blowing Toxic Smoke


Thursday, February 16, 2023

Kiss of Death

For those expecting Ron DeSantis to offer a forceful challenge to Donald Trump, I have news. And, no, Trump is not giving up.

Everybody's favorite social warrior has received an important endorsement.

And it's from no less than Dr Evil himself.

Yes, the teenager who rode the streets of Budapest with the SS fingering his fellow Jews has provided a much-needed boost to NeverTrumpers everywhere. This joins the endorsements of Paul Ryan and Jeb Bush.

DeSantis is shrewd, ruthless, and ambitious, according to Gyorgi Schwartz

Well, there's always Nikki Haley.

Monday, February 13, 2023

Is the era of the Magic Negro coming to an end?

Serious question. 

We know Zippy was the Ultimate Magic Negro when he was elected. He was a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who had the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who could actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment; people who actually helps us evolve; philosophers and peacemakers of a very high order, and they speak not just to reason or emotion, but to the soul (I just had to copy Morford's original column to get the blindingly gooey (his word, not mine) nature of his lunacy; I especially loved the part about spiritually advanced people he knows (not coweringly religious, mind you, but deeply spiritual)). 

He was our savior. He would do what Abe Lincoln and the 1.5 million casualties of that unnecessary war couldn't do. He would cleanse us of our racial guilt. At least until Skippy Gates and Trayvon Martin came along.

You read about how people went for him and then read how somebody like Dr Goebbels reacted to his first meeting with Dolf and the chill that comes with it goes bone deep.

We were supposed to tolerate the knockout game and sympathize with poor George Floyd and Freddy Gray and the Gentle Giant and Tyre Nichols.

This weekend, things seem to have changed. LeBum, progenitor of what's called player empowerment (it's still just another minstrel show if you ask me), made some gesture in his mega box at the Stupid Bowl as if he was crowning himself and people were less than impressed. The girl who did the halftime show grabbed her crotch, told the crowd she was pregnant (again), and was panned.

The new black pastime of ganging up on some white kid (younger, retarded, etc.) in a school bus is being met with parents suing school boards.

What, O what, is happening? Are we finally over our racial guilt trip, those of us who actually bought a ticket?

If you remember maybe 20 years ago, when the climate crowd warned us we had reached Peak Oil and would have to go horse-drawn or whatever (don't worry; as usual, they're wrong), people scarcely paid attention.

This may be different. I think we maybe have reached Peak Woke, or maybe even Peak Left.

Remember last June, when we got so sick of Pride Month, we were soooo glad when it ended (about a week late, but better late than never)? I think we're finally sick of all the guilt trips. The Demos can't cow us anymore with our white guilt. 25 years ago, when it was hip for black kids to wear those Martin, Malcolm, Mandela, and ME It's a black thing you wouldn't understand shirts, it hit me a white guy would need more than 3 Ms; like maybe Abraham, Archimedes, Aristotle, Aristophanes, Alan Turing, Adam, and on through the Bs, Cs, Ds, Es, and so on, each letter making a cloak with very fine print. We're seeing that now.

Drag queens in school libraries are being denounced. People are tired of gender. The people who accused anyone who didn't get the shot of crimes against humanity are now asking for bygones to be bygones.  You can go down the list. Just as some young blacks are realizing, after contemplating 50 years of empty promises if they'd just stay militant and hate whitey, they've been had, so, too, a lot of people of all backgrounds are wising up.

Sure, there are the people who will never learn, but, as the old wheeze goes, smart people learn from their mistakes; really, smart people learn from other people's mistakes.

I think it gets interesting from here on.

On Questions & Lies


Thursday, February 9, 2023

Back in day

Laverne was always a whore.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023