Archive for April, 2011

And Then There were 14

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

This quiz I see in the side of various news items from tv and radio news stations (Which candidate do you support in 2012?), appears to have the Republican candidates considered “running for President” — which I think is defined as anyone who has opened an exploratory committee, announced the exploration of an exploratory committee, visited New Hampshire without specifically stating “I am not running”, or been wildly speculated about and winked and nodded when asked.

Mike Huckabee
Mitt Romney
Donald Trump
Ron Paul
Sarah Palin
Tim Pawlenty
Newt Gingrich
Mitch Daniels
Michele Bachmann
Jon Huntsman
Rick Santorum
Herman Cain
Buddy Roemer
John Bolton

It’s Tim Pawlenty’s to lose, right?

America now Invincible, thanks to the efforts of John Hagelin

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

This is probably more important in the evolution of the Natural Law Party than finding its literal end point of electoral use by a hobby candidate with the stray electoral line available.  That, I guess, you define as a stray end — technically the organization, but…

The party itself has built left the arena of elections, shoved itself back into the Transcendental Meditation it had sublimated for a few electoral cycles, and… when last I looked, they had themselves an imaginary government.

Hagelin established the US Peace Government (USPG) on July 4, 2003,[75] as an affiliate of the Global Country of World Peace. The US Peace Government and the Global Country of World Peace were created to promote evidence-based and sustainable solutions as well as policies of governance that are aligned with Natural Law.[76] As president of the USPG,[76] Hagelin presides over a national assembly of USPG state representatives or governors, who in turn preside over US Peace Government assemblies and capital buildings in their respective states.[76] The USPG announced plans to build a national capital in Washington Township, Smith County, Kansas, near the geographic center of America.[77] The offices for the U.S. Peace Government are located in Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa,[78] and the office of the President was at The Jefferson hotel, Washington, D.C. in 2004.

That sounds all fine and dandy, but it gets a little stranger.

Hagelin is the founder and International Director of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace, an international organization of prominent scientists opposed to nuclear proliferation and war.[80][81]

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi appointed Hagelin as the “Raja of Invincible America” on November 19, 2007. Hagelin organized the Invincible America Assembly in Fairfield, Iowa which began in July 2006. The assembly consists of a group of individuals practicing the Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi techniques in a group, twice daily. Hagelin stated in a press release announcing the project that “for the United States, with a population of just over 300 million, the required number of peace-creating experts is 1,730”.[82] According to the Global Good News website “on 28 November 2006, the United States achieved invincibility and is stabilizing the number of Yogic Flyers—rising from 1,600 to 1,730—assembled at the Invincible America Assembly in Fairfield, Iowa”.[83] In addition, Hagelin’s Institute for Science Technology and Public Policy web site says that the Invincible America Assembly in Iowa “is rising quickly toward its target of 2,500”.[84]

In July, 2007, Hagelin predicted that when the number of assembly participants reached 2,500, which he said would happen within a year, America would have a major drop in crime, and see the virtual elimination of all major social and political woes in the United States.[85] Hagelin said that the Assembly was responsible for the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaching a record high of 14,022 earlier that month, and predicted that the Dow would top 17,000 within a year.

Wait.  America is now Invincible, thanks to the efforts of this “movement”?  It sounds far more productive than their piddling little political party.  Though… seems to have been a missed prediction.  Maybe they underestimated the numbers they need for Invincibility — not the square root of one percent of the population but the square root of two percent of the population.

Certificates of Live Births

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Did you see that Barack Obama held a press conference on behalf of his Birth Certificate?  Actually it reminded me a bit of the Scott McClellan presser at the height of one of the “Bush deserted National Guard” moments — a testy Obama believing something better should be addressed.

Wait.  Wait.  Check this out.

Responding to the release of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate, Donald Trump ran a victory lap during an impromptu press conference in Portsmouth, N.H. Wednesday morning.

Trump, who had consistently called on Obama to release his full birth certificate, said he is “honored to play such a big role in hopefully getting rid of this issue. I am really proud. I am really honored. Now let’s get on to the issues.”

Trump criticized Obama, however, for not releasing his birth certificate sooner, as Trump did immediately when asked to.

And he said it is “amazing that all of a sudden” Obama’s birth certificate “materialized.”

Trump also said he would carefully review the document for authenticity.

That’s one way of putting it.  I’m sure Orly Taitz will examine it in full and declare it valid.

But she still has her suspicions. Specifically, Taitz thinks that the birth certificate should peg Obama’s race as “Negro” and not “African.”

“In those years … when they wrote race, they were writing ‘Negro’ not ‘African’,” Taitz says. “In those days nobody wrote African as a race, it just wasn’t one of the options. It sounds like it would be written today, in the age of political correctness, and not in 1961 when they wrote white or Asian or ‘Negro’.”

One way this was different than McClellan’s job for Bush during the “missing gap gate” — so, Obama provided a decent lecture on national priorities — and then split the joint as a media press shouted out “Petraeus!”  McClellan had to stand through the media.

President Barack Obama plans to name CIA Director Leon Panetta as the next secretary of defense and move Gen. David Petraeus, now running the war in Afghanistan, into the CIA chief’s job in a major shuffle of the nation’s national security leadership, administration and other sources said Wednesday.

This leads back to the Obama presser speech in some manner.  We can anticipate our shift of focus in Afghanistan now that Petraeus is moved into the CIA.  Covert.  More easy to ignore what our government is up to.
Back to focus on other matters, please.


Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Take a good look at this cover, click on it for a larger size, and ask yourself…

“Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture”???  That’s this one.  In 3D.  By the producers of “Night at the Museum.”  Starring Jack Black.

But, you know… one trumps the other.  Kind of like in a century’s time high schools will be having students read the second book here:

I don’t know.  They might already be reading the Zombie version.

The latest in a string of fabricated memoirs.

Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea, recently admitted on 60 Minutes that his memoir about how he built hundreds of schools in rural Afghanistan and Pakistan is indeed falsified and exaggerated.

The “Million Little Pieces” author, James Frey, had his drug experiences, embellished it because your drug experiences are a dime a dozen, wrote the fiction as memoir because as it reads better to the mind if you think it’s real than if you know it’s fake.

My suspicion is that any number of non-fiction books we’ve taken for granted are largely fabricated.  Take, for instance — John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley.:

The area was the scene of one of the most dubious moments in Travels With Charley. Steinbeck wrote that he and his French poodle, Charley, camped overnight somewhere “near Alice” by the Maple River, where he just happened to meet an itinerant Shakespearean actor who also just happened to be camping in the middle of the middle of nowhere. According to Steinbeck, the two hit it off and had a long, five-page discussion about the joys of the theater and the acting talents of John Gielgud.

Bumping into a sophisticated actor in the boondocks near Alice would have been an amazing bit of good luck for the great writer. And it could have really happened on October 12, 1960. But like a dozen other improbable encounters that Steinbeck said he had on his 11-week road trip from Long Island to Maine to Chicago to Seattle to California to Texas to New Orleans and back to New York City, it almost certainly didn’t.

It’s possible Steinbeck and Charley stopped to have lunch by the Maple River on October 12 as they raced across North Dakota. But unless the author was able to be at both ends of the state at the same time—or able to push his pickup truck/camper shell “Rocinante” to supersonic speeds—Steinbeck didn’t camp overnight anywhere near Alice 50 years ago. In the real world, the nonfiction world, Steinbeck spent that night 326 miles farther west, in the Badlands, staying in a motel in the town of Beach, taking a hot bath. We know this is true because Steinbeck wrote about the motel in a letter dated October 12 that he sent from Beach to his wife, Elaine, in New York.

The Steinbeck book probably works well as fiction, and would read horribly if Steinbeck had kept to the facts.  One can go off course any number of directions:

Non fiction, right?  As real as Judith Miller and Steinbeck.

Countdown: Top 5 Larouche News Stories of the Past two weeks

Monday, April 25th, 2011

STORY NUMBER ONE: Larouche Blames Baby Boomers for Suckiness of Website

I assume everyone was up and at ’em for this one.
Be sure to mark your calender to watch LaRouche’s International Webcast next Tuesday April 19, 2011 1pm edt and 10 am pdt

I trust everyone in the New York area jumped to the opportunity provided by  Howie G .:
We will have two public showings in the NJ office, one live at 1 pm, and the other 7:30 pm . Please call me for more details, or rides from NYC.

Something Interesting came out of it, no?
Check out the April 19th International Webcast at around 3:16:00, where Debbie Freeman reads off a question about the health of the LPAC website. She refers to the questioner as being “a paranoid, because I know him” which makes everyone laugh. (Maybe some of you old timers from the org know who it is.)
THE DEAR LEADER actually responds! He says, the website is dropping in quality due to financial straits.
“Its not the fault of the young folk, the LYM,” Lyn assures us all, which means they’re doing their jobs at the card table.
Rather, “Its the fault of the Baby boomers,” and proceeds to blame JFK’s assassination on disrupting the flow of funds into the LPAC coffers to maintain a pristine propaganda outlet.

We’ll just have to see how this one develops.  I do notice the Larouchepac is shinier and spins around and stuff– that must have been an innovation brought by the new Generation.  It should help mend this problem:

You know what is only slightly funnier, foghorn?
Yesterday, I was at the post office and lo and behold, the LaRouchies were out! All two of ’em.
They were hating on Obama, too.

10.6: As if he ever was, LaRouche isn’t alive still, is he?
Do you think that one of the LaRouchies has his preserved body in a basement somewhere with his acolytes giving him round-the-clock mouth to mouth resuscitation?

And *sigh* BET you epic failure on all levels. If you were running for president you would be LaRouche. For a decade or more now, you have been on a steady and rapid decline. The programming is piss poor and I truly believe that the BET Boondocks episode is accurate.

It could be worse.  Remember the dark ages of 2008?

I am speaking, of course, of the long gone, but not lamented, supporters of Lyndon LaRouche* and his (to be charitable) “unique” perspective on the political events of the day. […]

But now that’s behind them.  Now it’s full force into the Future!
I don’t understand the difference between “comic candidate” and “goofball candidate”


My first thought is that they must be “bringing the message” “down” to the level of the “Masses”.

Wikipedia describes Lyndon LaRouche as a perennial presidential candidate, and I like that description, because the word “perennial” reminds me of the word “perineum,” which is the area between a man’s scrotum and anus, which is a great metaphor for where I think Lyndon LaRouche lies on the spectrum of human beings. […]

What further angered me was that the girl standing behind the LaRouche table, which is currently set up across from the post office on 24th Street in Noe Valley, San Francisco, was humming the theme song from Full House. Please, allow me to refresh you:

It appears I don’t really know the lyrics to Full House, as if you’d asked me I’d have come to the first two lines as “Whatever happened to individuality, the milkman, the paperboy, even tv?”.  There are things I’m embarrassed about mistaking, and I have to say this is not one of them.  But, looking over the real lyrics I am brought to the question — What Neo-platonic meaning does this have?

This blogger posted the shortened version, apparently.  If I at first figure that they’re demanding answers to the problems of economic dislocation (Whatever happened to predictability, the milkman, the paperboy, evening tv? –, my next guess is that if you’d stayed there for another few minutes one would have heard the Fresh Prince theme.  You have to figure out some way to occupy yourself.  Otherwise, you’re stuck in the dire dreariness of the messaging of Dave Christie — breaking through the stonewall at last.

This does bring an interesting question, one that I’d probe to former and current Larouchies manning the card table shrines.  What songs have you hummed to yourself?  Have you ever brought out a chorus version for a song which proves itself inappropriate to the Larouchian message?  (counter to “mainly pressing for federal bank regulation reform, supposedly.)  A discussion of this topic might surely bridge the gap of understanding between larouchies and non-larouchies, and diffuse misunderstandings on the order of:

Am I lost and alone, Lyndon LaRouche? Are you the light that’s waiting to carry me home? Did you even watch Full House? Because I guarantee you that if Uncle Joey saw you on the street he’d tell you to cut it out before introducing you to his fist. Uncle Joey was a doofus, but I’ll bet even he recognized a social injustice when he saw one.  The man lived in a basement and never had a girlfriend. His life was fraught with social injustice.

Wooah.  Wooah.  No need to get violent there.  Recent news coverage from San Francisco and … Put away that fist!  I mean, even if you agree with this sentiment…

The only really bad thing about the La Rouche movement, is the people involved. The ideology is sound.

Odd. Lyndon Larouche is a rather strange person. Living on a college campus, I’ve run into his cronies multiple times – usually while they’re yelling inanities at passing students and generally being obnoxious.

Or an unpleasant comparison with Linux Advocates to the Larouche Movement.

Taxes vaporised all of them. But hey – the LaRouchies were at my local post office. They’d come out from San Fransisco. Kind of unusual. First.. how did they even know my town existed? And second.. how did they know my town existed? We are a little off the beaten path.

Like I said, they’re going to places YOU NEVER KNEW EXISTED!

Just ask them if they’re planning on doing a full-on Jonestown routine once Lyndon finally kicks it. The dude is 89 years old, so they really need to start thinking about this.

Come to think of it, I think the card table jobs are where the planned CCC renewal is heading, not so much the Maglev Trains.

Anyway, we’re in league with the Dutch for some reason, and we like enviromentalism. This sounds ok, but apparantly enviromentalism will lead to us performing mass genocide when we topple the U.S. and rule the world. Don’t ask me how enviromentalism and genocide are linked, truly I don’t know.. my government hs clearly left me outside of this plot. […]
And finally, we have social healthcare in the UK.. and it’s fucking brilliant. I was a low eaner in the UK, I still pay taxes toward the syste but much less than I’d have to pay for health insurance.. and I can go to the doctor, dentist or optician whenever I want.. for free. No bills to have my baby brought into the world.. no filling in forms with a broken arm. But hey, if it’s not for you.. no problem.

Hold on there, Buster!

On Monday, April 11, Sergey Pulinets’ wide-ranging interview assembling the science of earthquake forecasting from multiple sorts of precursors, appeared on LaRouchePAC’s website. Two days later, on April 13, Lyndon LaRouche and two members of his “basement team” drew out the fuller implications of Pulinets’ interview in an historic LaRouchePAC Weekly Report.

But that same Wednesday, April 13, the British Empire rushed into mass print worldwide, with an interview and article by Robert Geller, who has for decades been the leading denier of the cognizability and forecastibility of earthquakes, as well as the leader of an inquisition which has denied funding, publication, and even sought to deny the right of association, to scientists studying earthquakes, all on behalf of frontman for British- sponsored genocide Barack Obama and other, earlier genocidalists like Al Gore.

You are indeed in league with the Dutch.
Meantime, health care activists upset about Obama’s plan speak out:

Healthcare is also a major concern, for very personal reasons. “AIDS made me a healthcare advocate,” Osborns says, during her time as the executive director of the LA Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center during the “second wave” of the AIDS crisis. It was then that she became a “passionate” supporter of Single Payer health reform. She carries that passion “within my soul out of the AIDS epidemic, that I owe [it] to Gabe Kruks and Ken Dawson and my friend Mark Kostopoulos, who was the first person to talk to me about Single Payer in 1989 or 90.”

Osborn says she asked her friend, West Hollywood City Councilmember John Duran (who also co-chair Equality California), “why is the Obama endorsement not being used?” After all, Osborn notes, she’s had experience working on the No on 64/, LA Rouche Initiative to quarantine people with AIDS and longtime campaign consultant David Mixner, for whom Osborn once worked, had worked on the No on 6/Briggs Initiative campaign.


The youtube machine, As we proceed from here:
this could be the catalyst to a chain reaction. A true end to left/right paradigm.
Yessirre.  Together, Alex Jones and Lyndon Larouche are UNSTOPPABLE.
Destruction of the NWO!! no mercy!!!
The old right/left paradigm breaks through in a hurry.
Why Alex never talk about the Koch brothers?
Koch industries has one of the cleanest records of any company in their market, ever. They preach social and economic freedom, which by the way has lifted half a billion people out of poverty in the last 10 years. Is this what you’re against?

OR Because they are the owner and master of the country!, and I think Alex is very good to name the old rich family name, but never mentions the current masters …

The removal of banks could be & CAN BE achieved in a mater of weeks if not days with a truly educated public armed with mathematical proof of solution, what I advocate,3rd grade maths ‘MATHEMATICALLY PERFECTED ECONOMY” the tuff part is all these plagiarist like LaRouche claiming false solution to the waking zombies.

Problem with LaRouche is his maturity and marketing.
While his economic policies are outstanding.
The way he and his followers act are almost cult like. a

Ooooh.  IN YOUR FACE!!!  But the bottom line may be:

The British Empire went under Jewish influence in the time of Henry Cromwell.
He accepted the Portuguese Antonio Fernandez Carvajal (c.1590-1659), which opened a relationship with the sefardic community of Amsterdam. It was the start of the British Israelism (look up Wikipedia for it).
The german houses of Coburg, Gotha, Sax , Hess, Hapsburg and Brunswick were financially obliged to Jewish Bankster, not the least, Amschel Bauer of the Red Banner.

Go look closely at an enlarged photo of Prince Charles. Is he “British” or “Jewish”? The Queen of England IS NOT BRITISH! She is a German from the family of SAXE-COBURG-GOTHA (Ger. Sachsen-Koburg-Gotha). Some of the Russian Monarchy’s were also imported from Germany. Many of the British people are unaware of this fact (or would rather not know). So did the AshkeNAZI lose any war? NO! The only true fascists in this world are these, who are the capstone of all international banks and monopolies.
I don’t believe the law should allow usury, period. I believe the financial industry should always be kept a service based industry that serves the people before itself. And BTW Muslims do not believe in charging interest on money either (by religion) and that is one reason the AshkeNAZI are trying to genocide them all over the world. The other reason is to drive Christians and Arabs into a holy war so they will eliminate one another and the AskeNAZI can avoid blame (again).
It’s a Zionist Voodoo Banking system.
Control of the Money, is control of it all.
it really is zionism. One reason “british, anglo-dutch, etc.” doesn’t work so well.
Safer to say British Anglo whatevers.
much safer, but in the end ZOG will destroy all, so these petty semantics are acts of cowardice. these non stop wars are really for a greater Israel. They are not for oil. I just heard someone say that it will be a super power once it gets it’s original borders as given to them by God. Which reminds me of how Lloyd Blankfein and Goldman Sachs said they are doing God’s work by ripping everyone off.
As it even saids in the bible they will call themselves the jew but they will not be the jew, infact they will be the Synagogue of satan, i ask you is rothschild and rockerfeller not the synagogue of satan and ture evil, they do call themselves jews but they arent jews, and then the belfour declouration was signed to lord rothschild.

La Rouche reminds me of a Left Wing version of Alex Jones circa 2001back when he was a complete right wing NRA gun nut. Although, I agree with the bulk of what he says he often comes across as a little *too* uncompromising.

@Istina52 That is what you call activism????? Come on man!!!
Give your gold and silver to the LaRouche youth so they can organize the Gideons army.

LaRouche, strong man. Trouble is plenty of weak people out there. One of the biggest weaknesses with man is that there are always sell-outs. I hope America gets through it all. Requires activism as LaRouche suggets. Enough of getting the message out there as Alex Jones keeps on saying. The message is out there. People need to band together and start being active. i.e buy an ounce silver coin each and hammer JP Morgans shorts on silver. Possible could cripple JP Morgan. This is what we need to do

Okay, this is not the only interpretation people are having for Larouche’s brand of esoterica

In the above link is Lyndon LaRouche’s most spectacular article tracing the roots of the current monetary system to the isle of CAPRI,  sardonically the Democrats & Republicans being a fractal of Sodom & Gomorrah; Capri was notorious for its sexual debauchery and homosexuality. LaRouche like Kubrick has insight into the sexual kundalini energizing the whole system; this is where the current monetary system originated before the collapse of the Roman Empire, which was later revamped into the Venice bankers stronghold (they relocated to those swamplands to avoid being attacked), and much later recycled into the current British  banking system that rules the globe and is now gradually collapsing, taking everything down with it the more the governments insist in clinging to it (“bailing” it out) with slight irrelevant modifications.

Or you could go with the Timeline to December 2012.

Voice of Reason; I name you Voice of Treason; […]
if you take the side of the money changers I name you BETRAYER OF CHRIST.

The Jehovah’s Witness clique of Larouchies mix some things up.  To the best of my knowledge, you’ll only get the former knocking at your door, though.  It becomese Esoteric, like Dennis Miller.  He did say one thing that was really funny – though, most MNF fans probably didn’t get it…  “That pass was so far left, it almost decapitated Lyndon LaRouche”. That used to be in a list of pop culture references on wikipedia.  But that category was fought off some time ago.  Instead, we’re apt to figure these things out:

an imaginary issue that should be relegated to the realm of the John Birchers and the Larouchies being given credence by otherwise rational seeming conservatives and libertarians of at least normal intelligence


The Wikipedia Review is all aflutter.  ACTION!  Take your places!

It’s rather disappointing, really.  The most amusing item in this sphere is the presentation of one hell of a loopy suggestion.  Check this one out!

“No editor who has made more than 50 edits in the past year to that group of articles reasonably connected to, or about, Lyndon LaRouche or his followers or movement shall be exempt from the following: No such editor shall make more than one edit per month, counting substantially consecutive edits as a sngle edit, to any single one of such articles, subject to (the usual remedies)”
Good lord — that’d result in one American System volunteer with cutesy name referencing the literary work of James Fenimore Cooper or political after another referencing Nicholas of Cusa.
Cla68, in the discussion boards, brings up that “me, Jayen, Keithbob, and Other Choices and the IP editors all are, as far as I know, not socks of HK”.  Cla68 leaves out Stani Stani, who furthers the line of inquiry with rhetorical flourishes of “gotcha” mentality that ends  with a lick and a chop in a “meet you at the arb req” cackle.

The big story out of the wikipedia discussions is the ISP # fighting for Ramsey Clark to be in featured in the lede of the Larouche article.  As he says, Clark is a “specialist in politically targeted prosecutions”.  What is amusing is there was also a recent struggle over the Baath Party.

In other items, someone removed the term “oligarchical historian” from Webster Tarpley.

STORY NUMBER FIVE: Harley Schlanger Leads LPAC Victory Parade With Rotary Club Speech
Schlanger is a board member of the international Schiller Institute, a political and economic think-tank. He also is a spokesman for economist Lyndon LaRouche.
Schlanger spoke to the Monroe Rotary Club late last week about the country’s financial situation.
He apologized to Monroe Rotarians before his speech, saying he always was the bearer of bad news.

I hear that a loaf of bread is going to cost twenty bucks.  But in this crazy mixed up world in which we live in, maybe even Glenn Beck has the answers.

Harley Schlanger was also on Dr. Deagel, which I’ve previously referred to as “Dr. Kleagel” for his “Esoteric Radio Shows“.  The big star of that program, a program in esoterica, was apparently Jesse Trentadue — doing his best to exonerate his brother for the Oklahoma City bombing.

Jeff Steinberg continues his appearances on Iran’s Press TV.  Not on behalf of Larouche but on behalf of Executive Intelligence Review.

Not to be out-done Dennis Small appeared with Daniel Estulin, Head of the department’s Hispanic LaRouche organization.  Estulin had to fight off some comments, the type of comments Larouchies let pass on the Alex Jones websites a couple weeks ago (while immediately jumping at any negative reference to the cult).

Daniel Estulin:  Lingen, I’m on the side of Cardinal Nicolaus of Cusa and that you should say everything. ¿Sabes quien es? Do you know who is? ¿Conoces su contribución al desarrollo de la humanidad? Do you know their contribution to human development? Hablar del Cristo y Semana Santa sin entender la visión de Cusa es inútil. Speaking of Christ and Easter do not understand the vision of Cusa is useless.

The Jews Control Everything:  Do not go by Dennis small branches, the Obama campaign was finaciado by the Jewish mafia.

Daniel Estulin:  must see that my contents escucia dirty mass. Deberias dedicarte a vender entradas en el zoo, chaval. You should dedicate yourself to sell tickets at the zoo, kid.

Alvaro:  ja ja. Daniel Ya era hora que le pongas en su sitio a este payaso neonazi yo otritos que solo ven conspiraciones judias, a joder con tanta mierda. Daniel It’s about time that you put in place this clown otritos neonazi I only see Jewish conspiracies to fuck shit.

In the interest of bringing further “pro-Larouchie” commentary — but I can’t tell if this linking  is pro or anti?  Directs you to something, tosses in word “cult” — a matter the Alex Jones fans who think Larouche has something to say bring up.

Because this one is always coming up, we will play the Sesame Street classic “One of these things is not like the other”.
Plato, Einstein, Lincoln… the answer is the one stated, left out in the elipses.

U.S. Senator Jon Kyl erroneously linked Kwiatkowski to Lyndon LaRouche–an association which she has vehemently denied.  Later, she received a written apology from the senator.

Let’s put aside the easy examples of Obama’s shabby treatment of the Queen of England and the Prime Minister of Israel (who does he think he is, Lyndon LaRouche?).
Nah.  Must just agree with Jerry Seinfeld and Lawrence– whose commentary against paying any attention to the Royal Wedding is, hilariously enough, being referenced by the org for validation.

One more question:  Why do I care what Ayn Rand thought about Jazz?

McCain Lieberman Graham

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Hm.  A real dream team.  You want to know the first thing that pops up when you type “Lindsey Graham” “Joseph Lieberman” and “John McCain” into google?  A Wall Street editorial from 2009.

Growing numbers of Americans are starting to doubt whether we should have troops in Afghanistan and whether the war there is even winnable.
We are confident that not only is it winnable, but that we have no choice. We must prevail in Afghanistan.

It seemed that every time I looked up, the three of them were running around in Iraq. Any idea of how many joint Wall Street editorials they’ve written about Iraq.

Yes.  And…

John McCain, Joseph Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham are the Senate’s most energetic proponents of sinking the nation ever deeper into the Libyan morass. In a joint interview on Fox last weekend, Senators McCain (R., Ariz.) and Lieberman (I., Conn.) were breathless in their rendering of the “freedom fighters” and the “Arab Spring” of spontaneous “democracy.” Friday they upped the ante with a Wall Street Journal op-ed, rehearsing yet again what an incorrigible thug Qaddafi is and how “we cannot allow [him] to consolidate his grip” on parts of Libya that he still controls.

I have a thought.  Maybe the Wall Street Journal can just keep the op-ed article handy.  Do a mad-libs reprinting whenever Lieberman, McCain, and Graham call — it’d save the three from having to pool together to write something anew.

maybe since the events of the H Bomb Test, or…?

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

I picked up a few End of Days biblical pamphlets recently at a Thrift store.  As these things go, you can point randomly and find wacky amusement.  I am particularly amused by reading his tangential “If you must call me a religious fanatic, go ahead, but one day when you’re looking up from Hell I’ll be the one laughing” — in so many words.    I am somewhat saddened by the idea that the author of these things — Larry D Harper — took his considerable skill set on this phantom task, the opportunity costs strike me as out of whack, but to each their own.

A lot of water has flowed under the proverbial bridge since the booklet came off the press nearly eleven years ago, but nothing much has changed in regard to my understanding of the things the Early Church Fathers Irenaeus and Hippolytus recorded more than 1,800 years ago.  If anything, since the events of 9/11/01, their statements concerning the Antichrist have come into even clearer focus.

This is rather puzzling a statement, and I begin to suspect that “the events of 9/11/01” might as well read “since BAD STUFF HAPPENED”.  I am reminded that at the time ,the Trinity Broadcast Network put in images of 9/11 for the promotion of their end of days drama (already being promoted before 9/10.)

To be sure, the AntiChrist does things like this:

The AntiChrist will be a Jew, and will achieve his stated objectives by being accepted as the Christ, the messianic king of the Jews, taking his seat in the rebuilt temple in Jerusalem, pretending to be God Himself, and thereby becoming the “abomination of desolation” spoken of by the prophet Daniel and mentioned also by Jesus.

The AntiChrist, during his reign, will deceive the majority of the people living on Earth at the time into believing he is God.  However, he will persecute those who refuse to worship him because they are able to see through his delusion.

Here’s the problem.  I don’t see how the events of 9/11 have brought this closer to happening.  Yet, he does.  It seems like a logical fallacy or something.

The front page of today’s Oregonian presents something about a big rush for Survival Seeds in the wake of current natural disasters.  May be time for a big Fallout Shelter Craze.

everyone’s politics are dreadful

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

So on April 15 the Tea Party was holding forth a rally at Pioneer Square.  I imagine any number of the participants there could jump on over to see the Atlas Shrugged Movie.  And so it goes.

“In light of the recent violence experienced by Tea Partiers at events across the nation carried out by union supporters, we’re asking all Oregon Tea Partiers to take Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 Pledge of Nonviolence,” said Jeff Reynolds, Multnomah County Republican Party chairman. “Any anti-Tea Party violence will be met by an even keel of truth and justice.”

Yep, they’ve developed an alternate storyline of things.  The age of the Internet will have them on high alert to extrapolate from any random incident.  Groups of marauding Unions are en throll.

I listened to about five minutes of someone.  I had a flashback.  “And don’t forget the Military — which is responsible for allowing us this freedom here.”  Said in a threatening ambiance, as a “Don’t you dare cut from the Pentagon’s wish list.”  To their credit, a couple of Senators and Congress-men attached to said “Tea Party” are willing to go there, to a place which anyone serious about the deficit has to go.  They’re not in this group.

The flashback I had was to the “Support the Troop” rallies, better thought of as anti-war protests (as opposed to war protests they were counter-programming.)  What’s missing is the country band.

The event features Brian Futch and the local Patriotic group, We the Band.

Hm.  “We the Band”.  Is that like “Up With People”?  I’d like to say the issues are being tossed in to and fro, but I guess it’s how we’ve gotten the matters divided.

I saw a hand scribbled note, off a heavily trafficked Max stop.  Here’s how it read “Hey Meeker, I found Snitzer!  Please email me quick” — and I made those two names up, but the email address given was something to the effect of “redMao@” whatever email dot come.  I know not much about the person who put this note up, or why s/he couldn’t have some other lines of communication (not beyond email), but I do have a guess about redMao’s politics.  Though if my first guess is that s/he wasn’t at the Tea Party rally or Atlas Shrugged movie, I do note when I have looked over the anarchist book store and library (look up the name yourownself), it does have Ayn Rand in the library — so who knows how redMao mixes her/his politics.