Doctors without borders
22 October 2014
CNN’s Jim Sciutto, talking to Frontier Airlines’ CEO while airing a
video of a woman cleaning an aircraft on which an Ebola patient had
flown, said certainly she was cleaning it more thoroughly than airlines
ordinarily clean aircraft. I
wonder how clean Sciutto’s house is, and who cleans it if it’s any
cleaner than passenger aircrafts ordinarily are, and why he took that
moment for his slur. CNN
should fly him to Liberia.
And, while ninnies like Sciutto are using Ebola as a bandwagon to
publicize other issues, the racism at Texas Health Presbyterian has
faded into the hospital’s PR people’s calling the hospital Presby, while
people pay more attention to the three U.S. citizens with Ebola than to
the African American population of Ferguson and St. Louis.
The most significant aspect of the Ebola problem is the difference
between prosperity of people like Sciutto and the prosperity of nearly
everyone in the region of the Congo.
And that’s a foreign policy problem more important than ISIS.
It kills more people.
21 October 2014
Now the bipartisan lynch mob is blaming Obama for Ebola.
He appropriately used the word “hysteria” to refer to how media
and government pundits are terrorizing, and he appointed a manager he
trusts to coordinate the many agencies and functions necessary for a
response, but the terrorist pundit lynch mob is saying he should have
appointed a medical specialist to deal with the panic they create.
Let’s be reasonable.
Other pundits are saying he’s become lazy.
What he has become is aware of the futility of expecting them to
be reasonable. And so he’s
brushing them off, treating them as the blood-sucking mosquitoes they
are, while he uses the big stick of the Presidency quietly but
Those ranting racists should pay attention to the three monkeys who
advise them and us to ignore them as effectively as Obama does.
Out of touch
20 October 2014
Classic Rubik’s cubes have two more colors than Mondrian’s most abstract
paintings and one more dimension and no more angles.
Since long before the age of reason, painters and sculptures have
used literary art to sell their art, while art critics have used
literary art either to defame it or to give it literary meaning.
Manipulating Rubik’s cubes requires less physical work than
painting or sculpture but more than does writing.
Yet manipulating Rubik’s cubes may be as spiritual as what Hindus call
hatha yoga or what Taoists
call tai chi chuan.
Certainly it’s far more spiritual than the superstition of
occidental religions using “spiritual” to refer to materialistic
alternatives to materialistic actuality. “Hatha” is an Indian word for “persistence” while “chuan”
is a Chinese word for “fist.”
Both disciplines distract from semantic abstraction.
Neither seeks anything.
But, in my effort to seek nothing, to find everything through accepting
whatever enters my mind, I read scriptures of religions both occidental
and oriental, and watch news on television.
And I find it all to sink into salesmanship by way of literary
art far more abstract than Mondrian’s painting or any poetry I’ve found
in literature courses. I
find most of it to be as abstract as what passes for art in Hallmark
cards and soap operas.
Can we pluck out pundits?
19 October 2014
A CNN pundit said two references to beheading are in the Qur’an.
Fact is that two references to striking necks in defensive battle
and no references to beheading are in the Qur’an while the Bible says
that Jews beheaded Goliath and Saul and John the Baptist.
Other media and government pundits have said ISIS behavior is
medieval, but ISIS behaves as the Bible says Moses did a couple of
millennia before the Middle Ages, and the Middle Ages were the peak of
political power of the Roman Catholic Church.
During the Renaissance, in his play
The Merchant of Venice,
Shakespeare has a Christian say of the play’s Jewish title character
that the devil can quote Scripture for his own use.
The Bible’s many contradictions of itself leave its reasonable
readers trying to determine their behavior by whatever sense God
otherwise gives them. And,
in his play Hamlet, Shakespeare satirizes a pedant telling his son to be true to
When an Israeli murdered Rachel Corrie by driving a bulldozer over her
for standing between it and a Palestinian pharmacist’s home, pundits
said she deserved to die for shrieking against Israelis, as though
shrieking is a capital offense.
Our artificial hearts
18 October 2014
Humans named the Ebola virus for the Ebola River.
The river is the headstream of a tributary of the Congo.
Tropical jungles are extraordinarily hospitable to life but not
to human life. That tends to
belie Darwinian and general human anthropocentric claims that humanity
is the most formidable advance of evolution.
The most formidable human characteristic is our survival despite
our tradition of calling killing each other reasonable.
Fox News said that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, which killed
African American Eric Duncan and shipped out African American Amber
Vinson under outside pressure, said Nina Pham infected herself while
“donning” the hospital’s protective gear.
So next a nurses’ union used the fact that Pham is a nurse to
accuse everyone anywhere of blaming nurses everywhere for the hospital’s
negligent homicide. That
union cares no more for nursing than the teachers’ union that forged
sick slips to play hooky cared for teaching.
Maslow’s hierarchy of human “needs” is all egocentric.
Humanity is insanity.
What we call modern science counteracts modern medicine with modern
weapons. And modern mass
media broadcast sports more than science because sports entertain humans
more. The word “sports”
comes from Spartans using sports as training for war.
I prefer faith, Christian or otherwise, to what we call medical
science. The last I heard
from Dr. Jarvik was in a TV commercial for Lipitor.
Beer is a byproduct of bread.
How is “buffalo” a verb?
17 October 2014
CNN’s Jake Tapper tried to pit his Jewish father against his Irish
mother by saying that ancestors of his mother fought for the British
during the American Revolution and fled to Canada and funded a Christian
church there. And, in the
same broadcast, without saying whom or what he was quoting, he presented
a quotation supporting what he called sharia law and said it supported
Sunni ISIS. And he said ISIS
behavior is “stone-age,” although stone-age human violence was only for
survival, as is Islamic jihad.
And, earlier that day, CNN’s Ashley Banfield, on her show CNN calls
Legal View, aired a CNN legal analyst calling school football players
raping their teammates, by shoving broomsticks into their anuses,
What kind of purple mountains’ majesty is all that?
Marching with mendacity
16 October 2014
Adam Smith, in Wealth of Nations, says that war is the noblest profession.
All war is a fight for land, and warriors tend to try to claim
that God is on their side, and a seminal example is the sacrilegious
hypocritical genocidal Israelite invasion of Canaan that ISIS is trying
to emulate. “Mais il faut cultiver notre jardin,” says Voltaire at the end of his
excellent exposition of human violence and greed,
Candide, ou l’optimisme.
Except the dead in battle, the land must continue to feed both winners
and losers, and can if we cultivate it instead of turning it into battle
fields. Voltaire’s optimism is
his hope for that.
But religious hypocrisy and violence and greed are human norms.
That people call Tim Tebow a Christian for praying to win
football games is a recent extraordinarily absurd indication of that.
But evangelical Christians promoting hunting capital punishment
and war is ordinarily absurd.
And extraordinarily ordinary is humans’ calling themselves humanitarian.
Sucking and slugging
15 October 2014
A driver jumped out of his car and shook a fist at another driver who
may have caused the collision that took the first driver’s car out of
the race. So the second
driver drove into him and killed him, and a few weeks later mobs of
other drivers had a fist fest on a track, and mass media sports
reporters are laughing about it.
And the killer driver is requesting and receiving pity from
sports fans after a court acquitted him of criminality.
My brother drinks alcohol once a year.
He drinks a beer or two at the Michigan 400, and tailgating by
definition involves having a keg of beer on the tailgate of a motor
vehicle, and the custom originated at automobile races.
Until about twenty years ago, my brother routinely drove drunk,
and still he succumbs to NASCAR peer pressure.
During prohibition, the copper kettle and copper coil industry boomed,
with people doing anything they could to drink booze.
But the question isn’t whether people are desperate to drink
alcohol but why. And the
answer may be that violence entertains us.
14 October 2014
Why are Christian churches full of sick people saying that their faith
can make them whole but that they need treatment from medical doctors?
Why does the “evangelical religious right” ignore that Jesus said
we should forgive people 490 times, deny the possibility of repentance
by promoting capital punishment, and promote Jihad? Why are people
claiming to believe that loving neighbors is like loving God lying to
Why do we the people of the predominantly Christian United States trust
CNN? Why has CNN hired Mark
O’Mara, the attorney who defended the murder of Trayvon Martin, and a
gaggle of his politically correct Uncles Toms?
How is training people to hone their hypocrisy “sensitivity
If the Republican Party retakes the United States Senate, will the
majority of its representatives in it be of the party of Abraham
Lincoln, or of the tea party?
World wicked web
13 October 2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said women shouldn’t request pay increases
but instead wait for karma to provide them.
Nadella is from India, where most people are Hindus, and “karma”
is a Sanskrit word for “work” that Hindus use to refer to finding bliss
by doing the best one can do.
One might expect him to know more about karma than does Islamic
Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai, who responded to learning in
chemistry class that she’d won the Nobel prize for peace that it
wouldn’t help her in her studies, because for that she needed to work to
be the best she can be for all of us.
And Nadella left India to come to the United States where he could be
the best he could be and receive fair compensation for it.
Malala is in England, but she isn’t there because she chooses to
be there but because she isn’t welcome in Pakistan, although irony is
that Indians and Pakistanis are the least welcome minority in England.
And more irony is in that an Islamic woman founded Earth’s oldest
But that’s like the fact that a descendent of people who immigrated to
the United States because of the nineteenth century potato famine in
Ireland told me that people shouldn’t immigrate across the Rio Grande
unless they speak English.
Frivolously factional faith
12 October 2014
When the stock market significantly flips or flops, financial pundits
insignificantly flip a coin to decide which significant productive or
destructive event caused the flip or the flop, or they select the one
that other media pundits are selling us as most significant.
Greeks built a temple at the southern tip of Greece, and they dedicated
it to Poseidon, their god of the sea.
Greeks, like Hindus and many other peoples, imagined entities and
called them gods and said they controlled entities they couldn’t
control. West of the temple
for Poseidon is the Mediterranean Sea while east of it is the Aegean
Sea, and south of it is a line between them no one can see, except
perhaps Greek god Poseidon.
It’s all like any sectarian selection, in sports or nationalism or
religion, or geography.
People pick a side and decide to support it reasonably or unreasonably
or rationally or irrationally.
Greeks would have crossed either sea to fight a war over
11 October 2014
Of course Duncan died of discrimination.
He denied having been in contact with any Ebola patient for the
same reason that African American Indiana family refused to get out of
the car. Besides that the
hospital sent him home, every other Ebola patient in the U.S. received
the experimental drug, and they were all white.
Why the people directing the sanitation of the apartment were so
sloppy is obvious. The
neighbors weren’t white.
Why did Michael Jackson try to be white and threaten to drop a
half-white child of his from a balcony and drug himself to death?
Why did John Rolfe, after Pocahontas saved his life and bore him
a son, send her off to England as a curiosity?
Why did Israelites say God preferred them to all the other
peoples he created?
Oh Lord, how long will humans try to lord over other humans, and how
long will the humans other humans oppress react with vengeance or shame?
Humanity now had a worldwide social network!
Let’s be social.
Black and white
10 October 2014
A kid from a Chicago suburb paid $4000 for a round trip ticket, to
Istanbul by way of Venice and other places, ostensibly to join ISIS.
Wolf Blitzer asked Peter King why the ticket was round trip and
the route so circuitous and who gave the kid $4000.
King said that the route was to conceal the kid’s intention and
that a “jihadist” group must have funded him.
Surely whoever funded the kid must have known the circuitous
route would attract attention to him.
But Blitzer didn’t point out King’s obvious irrationality to King
or to us. And a question
Blitzer didn’t ask him is why Istanbul.
It all smells of Mossad.
In another Chicago suburb police stopped an African American family in a
car because they weren’t using their seat belts.
A policeman drew his pistol, when the father tried to find proof
of his identity in a bag at his feet, and both the father and the mother
refused to “get out of the car.”
So another policeman smashed a window and tased the father and
dragged him out while the seven-year-old daughter in the car cried for
Before the policeman smashed the window the mother called 911and said
she was afraid because of the pistol.
The official police explanation was that the police were afraid
of the family. Perhaps they
thought Michael Jackson was Michael Brown.
9 October 2014
“I think, therefore I am,” says Descartes near the middle of his most
famous essay. When he says
it he says it’s all he’s sure he knows, and before he says it he
discredits the teachers and schools and learning that made him a
prestigious philosopher, and after he says it he suggests using it as a
starting point for methodically building more valid learning but instead
shows how logic generally leads itself to absurdity.
Yet prestigious philosophers from then to now tell us he did
build more valid learning.
Yajnavalkya, the most prestigious sage of the primary scripture of
Hinduism, does the same with the mythology and rituals of Hinduism.
But, centuries later, because Hindus were praising Yajnavalkya
while ignoring him to continue their rituals and polytheistic mythology,
the Buddha left Hinduism and preached Yajnavalkya’s notion, but now
Buddhists ignore the Buddha to worship the Buddha.
And Jesus tried to free Judaism from the materialistic violent
sectarian superstition Pharisees rationalized.
But now people saying they believe in Jesus worship the
materialism of Pharisee Saul of Tarsus.
Jim Garrison responded to the John Kennedy assassination by fabricating
a load of crap he proved to be crap by using his position as a New
Orleans district attorney to try but fail to prosecute the only person
anyone has tried to prosecute for that killing.
I’ve found reason for a hypothesis that George Herbert Walker
Bush engineered that assassination, to keep Kennedy from making the Cold
War a nuclear war, but Kennedy is more popular than Bush.
And people believe what they wish to believe.
As American as apple pie
8 October 2014
A half hour on the World Wide Web could tell us that Earth’s Islamic
population is more than five times the total population of the United
States while Earth’s Judaic population is less than five percent of the
U.S. population. So, if all
Muslims were terrorists, as Yahoo Netanyahu and U.S. media and
government pundits say, they easily could crush Israel and incorporate
all the Levant into an Islamic state owning most of Earth’s oil
reserves, and wage war against the U.S. far more formidably than did the
U.S.S.R. But we gave Bill
Gates more money than anyone else on Earth for access we twitter away.
Steve Jobs named the iPhone appropriately.
The pie some guy threw into Bill Gates’ face should have been an
Apple pie. People use their
iPhones to clog the World Wide Web with their I faces on Facebook.
And people use their smart phones to do the same, instead of
using them to access more useful information than they could find in any
public library, before Gates gave us the Windows gateway.
What a weird waste.
Neither do as many of us watch the evening news as we watch the evening
sitcoms or the afternoon soap operas or the morning talk shows, but
justification for that is in that the broadcast TV networks cater to
trivia, and so do the cable TV news networks.
Mindless murderous mendacity
7 October 2014
Why, when children die, do we say parents have lost their children and
not that children have lost their lives?
And why do we say that we “have” children rather than that we
“give birth” to children?
What does abortion contracept?
Have you heard any media or government pundit point out that nearly
everyone ISIS has killed is Islamic, that everything ISIS is doing is in
the interest of Israel not only by killing Muslims but also by calling
itself Islamic, or that Yahoo Netanyahu is arguing against the United
States government’s currently focusing on ISIS more than on Islam?
Do you know that Muslims are a fifth of humanity?
What if a tenth of them terrorized?
What do we mean by “pro-life” or “pro-choice?”
Do we think embryos wouldn’t choose to live if we let them live?
Do we think people shouldn’t choose to be responsible for
choosing to commit the act they know results in life?
Promoting peewee profit
6 October 2014
Media are using the insanity in Oklahoma to accelerate the insanity.
Nolen, like ISIS, calls his insanity Islamic, while neither he
nor ISIS accords their behavior with the Qur’an, and media
misrepresentation inspired that Oklahoma misrepresentation.
What that guy did was terrorism, but so is every other violent
crime, as is media slander.
Mongering “terrorism” as a synonym for “Islam” is one of the ways media
But it sells advertising, and advertising sells other products, and
production provides jobs.
It’s a productive but often vicious cycle of profiteering by purveying
ignorance and calling it competition.
Look at the people fighting over Christmas gifts in stores every
year. And ask yourself what
you mean by “special” or “heroic.”
Hallmark hawks the word “special” without needing to define it, and we
call heroic anyone we call special, including anyone who scores at
football. Michael Vick is as
heroic as pit bulls are special.
Let’s get a grip.
Ethics and egocentricity
5 October 2014
The Ten Commandments say we shouldn’t kill, but the Israelites made
killing people not Israelites an exception, as they made them an
exception to the commandment to love their neighbors.
Also, the Bible says God promised to destroy all the Canaanites
to give Israel the land he promised, but other people still live on that
land while Israel keeps trying to kill them.
And Israel made Ishmael and Esau exceptions to God’s promise to
give the land to the descendants of Abraham.
And Judah is making the other
eleven tribes of Israel an exception.
They’re the Samaritans the Israelis treat as Palestinians.
With all the scriptural contradictions, a reasonable person must rely on
the sense God gives him, and no one should need anyone to command him
not to kill. Yet we have
pastors trying to blind their flocks’ conscience to lead them into the
ditch of the pastor’s doctrinaire dilemma.
Christians should note the contradictions between what the Bible
says Jesus said and what it says the apostles say he meant and heed
Note that two whole tribes and a half tribe of Israel took land east of
the Jordan while the Bible says God promised only land west of the
Jordan. A message clear in
that is that the Israelites ignored God to favor their greed.
Or they lied about the promise.
Back to basics of bigotry
4 October 2014
Look for common denominators.
Pierson received little respect from the Secret Service as
Clinton received little respect from the State Department.
Both resigned, but pundits generally are pushing Pierson out into
the cold with Obama, while the same pundits generally are supporting
Clinton. Obama is black, and
Pierson and Clinton are female, but Heehaw Hillary stands by Bubba Bill.
It’s typical Jefferson Davis old boy partying.
Such is how “intelligence analysts” think, but pundits aren’t talking
that way in regard to any of that, or in regard to Israel and ISIS.
They’re talking as though they think as people apparently do in
Boston, when they shovel snow out of their parking spaces and throw old
furniture or other objects into them to reserve them, and return home
from work and find someone else’s car on top of the trash.
They call the other person wrong.
The old boy mentality of Jefferson Davis and Benjamin Netanyahu and the
religious right and football fans and ISIS is typical of humans.
It’s egocentrism contrary to the common decency that scriptures
of each of the half dozen most popular of humanity’s religions offer
humans. Most of us, instead
of loving our neighbors as ourselves, love our neighbors only if our
neighbors seem to us to love us more than we love them.
Benefits of doubt
3 October 2014
ISIS hasn’t killed as many civilians as Saddam Hussein did, and Saddam
Hussein didn’t kill as many civilians as Israel has, and Israel hasn’t
killed as many civilians as Nazi Germany did.
Media and Government pundits and popular opinion say that killing
Hitler was right while killing Saddam Hussein was wrong and that
destroying ISIS is right while destroying Israel is wrong!
What are our criteria for deciding who shouldn’t live?
Pundits and other people are saying the Secret Service shouldn’t have
let that guy get into the Whitehouse.
But I’ve heard no one say how they should stop an Iraq veteran
with a three-inch knife pocket knife in one of his pockets trying to
warn the President of imaginary danger!
And how could the Secret Service have known any of that?
People imagine fault as that guy imagined danger.
And, had the Secret service killed him on the lawn, the people
now complaining about their not stopping him now would be complaining
about their stopping him!
Does everyone have PTSD?
2 October 2014
We the people are back to trying to lynch Obama.
He’s doing as well as anyone can in dealing with ISIS, but
pundits Republican and Democrat and ostensibly independent are saying it
isn’t enough, because he didn’t finish destroying ISIS yesterday.
And Yahoo Netanyahu is trying to use ISIS, which is acting almost
entirely in the interest of Israelis, as an excuse to murder more
Palestinian civilians because Hamas operates in Gaza.
Propaganda is by definition semantic or other symbolic
misrepresentation, and U.S. media and government pundits are supporting
ISIS by agreeing with its calling itself Islamic and a state, and
Netanyahu on TV this week mistranslated the Islamic assertion that no
god exists other than God.
He translated that maxim from the Qur’an as “There is no god but Allah”
as though “Allah” isn’t an Arabic word for “God” and a cognate of the
Hebrew word “El”. “Israel”
means “fights God.”
But perhaps the most extreme example of propaganda is using the word
“anti-Semitic” to mean against Judaism.
Arabs, most of whom are Islamic, are Semitic as Arabic is a
Semitic language as is Hebrew, and so that use of that word in that way
denies the existence of most of the Semitic people, while claiming to
defend them. And success of
the propaganda is evident in that Israel has killed more than have ISIS
and al Qaeda.
1 October 2014
Mass news media have said the Kurdish civilians watching an assault on
ISIS and cheering behaved as though they were watching sports.
The only difference between war and sports is that sports aren’t
as lethal. Both involve
bigotry and violence.
When I was working for the Defense Intelligence Agency in Afghanistan, a
Lebanese spy owned the only bowling alley in the country, and a CIA
agent was copulating with the wife of the U.S. embassy’s Consul.
The United States government sent the Consul home but left the
CIA agent on station. And we
all liked Wahib and his bowling alley.
I’ve enjoyed the film Casablanca and the book Kim,
and I’ve enjoyed drinking beer in Casablanca and India, besides
Afghanistan. But I don’t
enjoy war or sports or sitting on my sofa suffering media propaganda.
I wish I could do something for those Kurds.
The libertine media
30 September 2014
A fox news pundit said on the most recent Jewish Sabbath that the Qur’an
has “two references to beheading.”
“Strike above their necks” and “strike them in the neck”, the two
phrases in the Qur’an that come nearest to indicating beheading, both
direct behavior in defensive battle!
And how about the beheadings of Goliath and Saul and Sheba in
David’s efforts to lead Judah to dominate the other eleven tribes of
A sermon on the website of Coldwater’s Church of the Nazarene says that
a woman who “still lives in the Soviet Union” went to prison in Siberia
for trying to share Christ’s joy and that Paul wrote his epistle to the
Philippians while he similarly suffered in chains and near death in
prison in Rome. Russians
renamed Leningrad St. Petersburg decades ago, and Paul used his Roman
citizenship to flee to Rome to escape Jewish prosecution, and so his
imprisonment there was what we call protective custody.
I listened to that sermon because Jesus was from Nazareth but
Saul from Tarsus.
And such hypocrisy isn’t exclusive to religion.
David Muir may be the most successful groupie ever, now that ABC
is representing him as a field reporter by showing pictures of him in
dangerous places, under the protection ABC bought for for Diane Sawyer!
Why do we swallow such hogwash, follow people like that pastor
and David Muir into the ditch they dig for their fame or fortune,
pouring our fortune into their plates?
Insanity and asininity
29 September 2014
Consider this intelligence.
ISIS is killing Syrians and Iraqis and has beheaded a French citizen and
a British citizen and two United States citizens while killing no
Israeli other than one of the United States citizens it beheaded.
And an Oklahoma wacko promoted converting to Islam before
beheading a co-worker after losing his job.
All that, except maybe beheading the American Israeli, is in the
interest of Israel. Think
Also consider that Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper and top executives of
CNN and MSNBC and Fox News are Jewish, and ask why media pundits have
coined the terms “Islamist” and “jihadist” and use them to refer to
behavior the Qur’an proscribes, and consider why that Oklahoma wacko
thought he was Islamic.
The irony in Jake Tapper’s sarcasm is either in his ignorance or in that
he isn’t ignorant. Either
way, the twitter generation is buying it as it’s buying those propaganda
terms, as it trusts CNN with its 140 character ADD.
Mob mentality marketing
28 September 2014
A female media pundit said a male media pundit’s saying Goodall is a
“fucking liar” is “locker room language.”
That people generally call such language locker room language
shows that people generally know what scumbags jocks generally are.
Yet both men and women pay them to entertain them by being that
So those people, like Goodall, are liars.
And another liar is the chief of the Ferguson police chief.
He said that he knew members of his department were like the cop
who murdered Michael Brown and that he’s sorry he did nothing to change
that. If he let that be,
he’s a person who would let it be, and that makes him a hypocrite.
People like him and Goodall and the people who pay them are who killed
Norma Jean. They’re the
people who thought Kennedy was a brave young man when he took the world
to the brink of nuclear destruction to “make the other fellow blink.”
They’re the people who find his charming Jackie and Marilyn
Never ending story?
27 September 2014
When I was in Afghanistan helping the United States government end the
Afghan monarchy, citizens of Kabul set their watches by an old cannon on
a wall Afghans built to keep Genghis Khan from conquering the country,
as Chinese built the Great Wall of China to stop earlier Mongols.
An old man fired the cannon each day at noon, and Afghanistan had but
one department store then but now has some modern shopping malls, while
that old cannon lies idle in the dirt on top of that old wall.
“Does anybody really know what time it is?” asked the band Chicago
Transit Authority, when Vietnam was the main problem.
The rabid hole
26 September 2014
Obama did what McCain and Graham and King said he should do, and McCain
and Graham replied by saying he should extend that to “barrel bombing”
Syria, and King is keeping silent.
Now we know that Obama has a strategy, and that he isn’t tipping
his hand before plays it, as McCain and Graham and King have said he
shouldn’t. Maybe they can
barrel bomb the egg from their faces.
People like Complaining King and Cackle Clinton are people like those
who said the United States should have rid Iran of the Shah and
supported the Ayatollah. And
they’re still denying that the United States embassy in Teheran, with
its CIA and DIA contingencies every United States embassy has, was the
nest of spies the Ayatollah said it was.
And then and now they’re supporting the people who made the
Ayatollah popular by such as barrel bombing their neighbors.
Calling ISIS a state, like not calling McCain/Graham a two-headed
monster, is the opposite of the China absurdity.
The United States government for decades refused to call a state
the People’s Republic of China’s more than a billion civilians and more
than three million square miles of land.
And still we humans say our tirades are more reasonable than the
barking of hyenas.
War and piecemeal
25 September 2014
Did the Iraq veteran who jumped over the front fence of the Whitehouse
and ran through its front door while the Secret Service and its dogs
were guarding the President in its back yard from which he was departing
intend to load the 800 round of ammunition in the car he’d driven there
into the three-inch knife he took over the fence?
Famous mental health professional Abraham Maslow said we humans try to
satisfy our needs in a hierarchy satisfying our most physical needs
before satisfying our needs less physical.
His hierarchy, from most basic to most abstract, is physiological
before safety before love and belonging before esteem before
question I have is where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and people
with PTSD fall into that hierarchy.
“Live on CGI” is how Heehaw Hillary Cackle Clinton defined her presence
at a fundraiser for the Clinton Global Initiative!
She claims to care for the esteem of women but stood by Bubba
Bill when he showed he cared nothing for the esteem of a female intern
in his care or for the esteem of the Presidency!
Yet she receives respect!
Asinine academic arrogance
24 September 2014
What’s new? Of course
Goodell’s “damage control” involves training and punishment!
Those are stock responses to any “misbehavior,” from dogs
urinating on carpets to sexism in “the workplace.”
And, except perhaps for dogs who are more reasonable than humans,
those responses nearly never works!
What’s that popular definition of “insanity”?
Prisons, whether we call them correctional institutions or penal
institutions, mainly train convicts to resent their punishment.
And “sensitivity training,” whether its target is sexism or
racism, is generally a joke to people who need it.
Listen to the comments after a session.
How did Malcolm X react to centuries of racism, and the burning of his
family home and the murder of his father and his foster parenting,
either before or after five years in prison?
Random resentful reciprocation
23 September 2014
Calling ISIS a state is like saying Lieutenant Calley was mayor of
My Lai. It’s like calling
Hitler the head of state of France before actual heads of actual states
sent their military forces to Normandy and drove him to suicide.
Robert Gates, Sunday on ABC’s This Week accurately assessed and
appropriately commended Obama’s strategy against ISIS, saying the
mission should be to keep ISIS from keeping the territory it’s invaded.
But Gates evaded one defining fact Sunday.
He said that Syria operates in four of the defining segments of
the situation in the Middle East and that one of those segments is
conflict between “secularists and Islamists.”
The cause of the conflict in the Middle East is Judaic aggression
against anyone there who isn’t Judaic.
Defense against that and any support for it is Islamic.
But ISIS aggression is against anyone who isn’t whatever ISIS is.
ISIS, like Israel, is like racists saying they’re not racist
because they hate everyone.
Practical personal preference
22 September 2014
I watch TV and drive a Ford.
General Motors and Chrysler Corporation advertise on TV more, but the
free publicity they receive on TV news is about recalls and bankruptcy
and bailouts, while Ford has had none of those problems!
Why would anyone buy a car from them or from any other car
company that doesn’t walk its talk?
But that’s not why I drive my Mustang convertible.
I drive it because I enjoy driving it and looking at it and
because its 305 horsepower V6 is plenty of engine for anything legal and
because its takes me thirty miles on a gallon of gasoline and because
Camaros seem gaudy to me. I
gladly suffer poor winter traction for all that.
The question is why we buy what we buy.
The answers are many, including that we lack funding for what we
prefer, but I would rather have no car than mine for which I paid less
than $30,000! Do you know
whether the manufacturer of your car has recalled it, or did you buy it
only because of ad’s, or because it’s cheap?