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Bobbing for buffaloing - 11 December 2017

Dirtbag Durmpf and Judge Roy Moore are trying to bury the party of Lincoln in Alabama.  Alabama’s capital was the first capital of the Confederate States of America, and the electorate of Alabama still promotes secession and slavery, and it’s Dirtbag Drumpf’s main political “base.”  An appropriate response might be to let Alabama secede and treat it as the terrorist state it is and impose “sanctions” on it and let it beg its way back.

But a bigger problem is that others calling themselves Republicans are supporting Dirtbag Drumpf and Judge Roy Moore and letting them dictate their diction.  And many of them were part of the “Never Trump” movement before people like the people of Alabama elected him to our Presidency.  And one of those suck-ups is Lindsey Graham.

Graham, who formerly sucked up to John McCain’s bellicosity, has deserted McCain’s less xenophobic positions to support anything Dirtbag Drumpf does, making himself perhaps the sickest Dirtbag Drumpf sycophant, except perhaps Judge Roy Moore.



Regulating - 10 December 2017

One of the reporters CNN deploys to “explain” news to us said that Killer Kim is shipping victims of his oppression from North Korea onto the open sea because he cares what people think of him.  If he cared what people think of him, he’d bury them or burn them on land and not float them across the boundless main, for the rest of our world to find them.  And he said the people operating the boats may be counterintelligence specialists.

Both fake news and fake Dirtbag Drumpf are growing freakier and freakier.  Next fake Dirtbag Drumpf may say that Lew Wallace betrayed Billy the Kid because he was a Republican.  And CNN may respond by saying that, because the people Billy the Kid killed were working for a monopoly, his killing them was just.

But, to do that, they’d have to know more than they apparently know.  Part of the problem with political partisanship is selective ignorance.  But success of that depends on ignorance of the electorate.


Washington and lies - 9 December 2017

The Palestinians descended from the Philistines.  The Philistines were Greeks who sailed across the Mediterranean and tried to invade Egypt.  The Egyptians defeated that effort, and the Philistines fled east into Gaza at about the time Israel was invading the land of Canaan, from the northeast.  The Israelis know that, and that’s why they say they’ve given Gaza to the Palestinians, but Gaza is far too small for the Palestinians now there.  And the Israelis have it under siege with a blockade to starve that populace.  They’ve made Gaza is a sadistic prison for those Palestinians.  It isn’t their capital.

And the United States government is supporting all that, and the United States government is doing nothing for the four million Palestinian refugees in Arab countries, and neither is the United States government doing anything to stop the Israelis from driving from their homeland the few Palestinians who remain in the land of Canaan.

Imprisoning citizens of the United States who were ancestors of the Japanese who gave the United States the cherry trees in the District of Columbia was kind in comparison to what the Israelis are doing to the Palestinians.


And where are the Jebusites? - 8 December 2017

The Bible says that Jerusalem was the capital of the Kingdom of Judah while Samaria was the capital of the Kingdom of Israel.  But Yahoo Netanyahu and Dirtbag Drumpf are saying that Jerusalem should be and always has been the capital of Israel.  And neither do the Palestinians have historical or religious justification for calling it their capital.  And neither do Christians have any justification for such a claim.  Christianity isn’t a nation.

Israelis pushed Palestinians into Gaza because Judaic scripture says it was theirs.  But Medina was Muslims’ first national capital, after they fled pagan Arabs oppressing them in Mecca, Muhammad’s home city.  Mecca is their direction of prayer, but Jerusalem was before the migration, because the Qur’an says it confirms the Gospels and the Torah and because Jerusalem is holy for Christians and Jews.  Yet Mecca remains more holy to Muslims, because the Qur’an says that Abraham constructed the Kaaba, Islam’s principal shrine.  But the Qur’an says God doesn’t distinguish between prophets.

Some pundits are saying that Dirtbag Drumpf is sinking the United States into irreversible decline.  He’s doing all he can to destroy democracy in our nation, but we’ll dig ourselves out of that decline, immediately upon his departure.  But what he’s doing for Israel promises scorched earth, by supporting the bellicosity the Bible attributes to Israel before and after David divided Israel against itself, and 9/11 was one result.


Factions of fraud - 7 December 2017

Dirtbag Dowd, Dirtbag Drumpf’s “personal attorney” said that he used Dirtbag Drumpf’s “personal Tweeter account” to tweet that Dirtbag Drumpf knew Fake News Flynn had lied to our Federal Bureau of Investigation when he told its director not to investigate Fake News Flynn.  That, after Dirtbag Drumpf’s years of tweeting, works toward fabricating an alibi for any of those tweets.  And CNN is spewing that hogwash.

But let’s factor that fact further.  If Dirtbag Drumpf did the tweet, it was his admission that he obstructed justice, but not if Dirtbag Dowd did it.  CNN’s main “coverage” now fakes complaining against fake Dirtbag Drumpf in ways as conspicuously fake as his fakeness.  And Dirtbag Drumpf, with his Muslim ban and much else, is doing more for Israel than anyone other than ISIS.  Nearly all of CNN’s top reporting rank is Judaic.

So consider the words “counterintelligence” and “disinformation.”  Whether or not Dirtbag Drumpf is Judaic, and whether or not he intends to be in collusion with anyone, he and CNN are colluding with Yahoo Netanyahu. And note Yahoo Netanyahu’s silence since Dirtbag Drumpf’s election, while most of CNN’s airing of him since then has been his praise of Dirtbag Drumpf, while Dirtbag Drumpf promotes being a Putin patsy.


Brands and bellicosity - 6 December 2017

One reason many women have joined the Me Too movement may be what sociologists said was the reason the civil rights movement Rosa Parks began in 1955 didn’t exlode until after the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Act of 1965.  Those social scientists said that the reason was that those two acts gave African American confidence.  They didn’t receive much from needing a year to resolve the bus boycott.

Before those two successes, African Americans protested peacefully, from Birmingham to Washington  But, following that legislation, Mississippi became a torch that burned cities from Watts to Detroit.  But Democrats fired Jerk Johnson mainly for Vietnam.

Will women, if Alabama bigots elect Judge Roy Moore to our Senate, burn Alabama?



Popular suicide pacts - 5 December 2017

Replacing Tillerson with Pompeo at our Department of States would violate Dirtbag Drumpf’s campaign claim that he isn’t political.  But he violated it by assigning Pompeo to our Central Intelligence Agency, and replacing Pompeo with Traitor Tom Creepy Cotton would also violate that claim, besides pushing us further toward nuclear war.  And every person who voted for Dirtbag Drumpf is complicit in that destructive process.

But much of the complicity in the sexual behavior of people like Dirtbag Drumpf and Judge Roy Moore is less conspicuous.  No reasonably attentive person believes that either Norah O’Donnell or Gayle King didn’t know what Charlie Rose was doing or that either Savanah Guthrie or Hoda Kotb didn’t know what Matt Lauer was doing.  So all four of those women are contributing to fake Dirtbag Drumpf’s notion of fake news.

Fake Dirtbag Drumpf and fake news are complicit in human problems from sexism to war.  And they dedicate themselves to perpetuating the war on terror, by denying the motive for 9/11 and the plain fact that ISIS acts only for Israel, and anyone who swallows their hogwash is also complicit.  And, apparently, concerning the war on terror, that’s nearly all the electorate of the United States, by their ignoring news that isn’t fake.


Balance of problems - 4 December 2017

Before Dirtbag Drumpf’s election, the main threat to the security of the United States was the United States government’s supporting Israel against Palestinians, what we’ve called the war on terror since it motivated 9/11.  But now the main threat to the security of the United States is the possibility of Killer Kim sending a nuclear warhead here on one of his missiles.  So Dirtbag Drumpf’s distracting is from Yahoo Netanyahu to Killer Kim, and our mass media are helping him do that, and so is Player Putin.  That, not election meddling, is the most dangerous collusion.  Ask Fake News Flynn.

The main and most conspicuous motive for Dirtbag Drumpf’s to collude with Russia’s government is commercial.  Player Putin didn’t need Dirtbag Drumpf either to motivate him to meddle with our election or to help him do it.  But our mass media are focusing more on the election than on the commerce.

They didn’t report Fake News Flynn’s collusion with Yahoo Netanyahu until last week.


Repercussions - 3 December 2017

Now media and government pundits who said we the people of the United States would never elect Dirtbag Drumpf to preside over our government are saying the people of Alabama won’t elect Judge Roy Moore to represent them in the United States Senate.  And they’re repeating their arguments, essentially denying their calling such people’s asininity populism, while it’s particularly popular in Alabama.  That’s a literal double-down.

And its about Alabama, the state whose capital was the first capital of the Confederate States of America, and that capital arrested Rosa Parks before attacking African Americans peacefully crossing a bridge on their way to protest against the government in that capital after it deployed dogs and firehoses against children similarly protesting.

And Moore waived a pistol during a campaign speech while those pundits were decrying firearm violence in the United States.  Moore is trying to take us back to both the wild west and the Jim Crow south.  And Dirtbag Drumpf is trying to help him.   


Millennia of mendacity - 2 December 2017

Main Characters in the metamorphosis of the party of Lincoln and Eisenhower and George Herbert Walker Bush into the party of Jefferson Davis have been Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmond and Tea Party Ted and Dirtbag Drumpf and Judge Roy Moore.  And main characters in the metamorphose of the party of Jefferson Davis into the party faking being the party of Lincoln have been Camelot Kennedy and Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmond.  Helms and Thurmond were Democrats before they jumped ship and called themselves Republicans because they rejected Kennedy’s fakery for votes.

And now we have Political Pelosi behaving toward Democrats assaulting women as Dirtbag Drumpf is behaving toward Republicans assaulting women.  Both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party are too partisan to be political.  We the people need to declare our independence from partisanship.

But a question is whether we’ve civilized ourselves too much for that, by embracing innumerable brands of bigotry, from religion to sports.


The sermon on the mount - 1 December 2017

Why do Christians honor the hill on which the Gospels say Romans and Jews killed Jesus more than the hill on which they say he delivered the beatitudes?  The beatitudes effectually elaborate Jesus’ assertion in the Gospels that the greatest commandment is to love God, that the second is to love one’s neighbor as oneself, and that the second is like the first!   But Calvary is where Christians say Jesus died to give them eternal life.

And why do Christians call all people who help people they don’t know Samaritans?  When Jesus told the parable of the good Samaritan, he was defining neighborliness by telling Jews that a Samaritan who helped a stranger was more neighborly than a Jewish priest who ignored him, and significance of the story was that Jews hate Samaritans!  Samaritans were the Kingdom of Israel while Jews were the Kingdom of Judah.

And why don’t Christians know all that, if they love God and believe the Bible is the word of God, as they say they do?  Hindus fundamentally believe that loving God is like loving one’s neighbor, because they believe that everyone is God because God is everything, and accordingly that we and our neighbors are one!  So, unlike Christians, Hindus understand why Jesus said that the kingdom of God is within you.


Cowboys and Indians - 30 November 2017

Political Pelosi is speaking of Conyers as Dirtbag Drumpf speaks of Moore.  And Freaky Franken said he’s embarrassed and ashamed and immediately thereafter embarrassed himself by showing the asininity of his having no shame.  And both Republican and Democratic pundits are treating what Moore and Franken and Conyers did as though it’s a crime against Congress more than a crime against their victims and all other women.

Dirtbag Drumpf said, before we the people elected him to our Presidency, that his political “base” would continue to support him were he to shoot someone on Fifth Avenue.  And he’s proven that by what he’s done to Muslims and Mexicans and Haitians and now Navajos.  And apparently Pelosi thinks it’s also true of her.

“You know what? I like you because you’re special,” said Dirtbag Drumpf beneath a portrait of the perpetrator of the trail of tears, to Navajos who used their language for code to defeat the Nazis, after telling them that we call Senator Warren Pocahontas.


Phony family values - 29 November 2017

Now ISIS has killed hundreds of Muslims in Egypt, and Palestinians have taken Egypt’s side, and our media have reported that.  But the same media pundits, along with such government pundits, are ignoring the significance of that to continue spewing the ISIS claim that it’s Islamic.  And they’re continuing their propaganda method of saying that they’re saying that terrorists are “Islamists” isn’t an English way of calling them Islamic.

But none of that should surprise anyone.  Those pundits are also ignoring the fact that both Hollywood Harvey and Freaky Franken are Judaic.  Note that, from Cosby to Conyers, they’re more than ten percent of the “high profile” men women have accused of abuse are Judaic while fewer than a quarter of a percent of humanity is Judaic.

And not one of those gropers is of the more than twenty percent of humanity that’s Islamic.  And the Qur’an isn’t nearly as contrary to women as is either the Torah or the New Testament.  Think about that while watching It’s a Wonderful Life this year.


Who killed Bambi’s mother and Norma Jean? - 28 November 2017

We humans teach our children to be unreasonable jerks, and a foundation of that teaching is the notion that we should kill for land, and we annually celebrate that notion by eating turkeys and watching people fight for land on TV while trying to control a bag of wind.  And, the day after that day of thanksgiving, we adult humans fight to buy gifts for the children to celebrate the birth of a person we call the prince of peace.  With no reasoning, we have no values or conscience, and accordingly nothing better to do.

And that’s particular to the humans of the United States.  We’re the wealthiest humans, and we correctly call our nation the land of the free, while we complain about not having more.  And an example of our unwillingness to be reasonable is such as blaming all the humans of Russia and North Korea for what Player Putin and Killer Kim do to them.

And, to reasonable humans, all of that points to why ordinary humans elected Dirtbag Drumpf to preside over our government and why countless women are victims of the freedom of such people.


The 700 club - 27 November 2017

Thanksgiving Day, MSNBC aired NBC’s Judaic Chief Foreign Correspondent arguing that Dirtbag Drumpf is an international money launderer, and he presented evidence.  Most of his argument was that selling real estate often launders money, and some of his evidence was the name of a temporary LLC in which Dirtbag Drumpf invested, and the name of the company was only a number.  So I remembered that, through a realtor in my tiny town, I bought my house from a company in Israel, 770 Investments, LLC.

And that reminded me of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.  Because it says its nonprofit, law requires that “international fellowship” to make its financial statements public, and I looked at what it calls compliance with that law.  The reports give no indication of any payment to what it calls the poor people of Israel.

A possible reason is that Israel is essentially a welfare state for bellicose Judaism.  And the only poor people I saw in the land Israelis say God promised them were Palestinians.  Let’s pay attention.


Chain of evidence - 26 November 2017

Dirtbag Drumpf, the day before Thanksgiving, promised to deport Haitian immigrants.  Please let’s remind him that the Pilgrims were immigrants and that Thanksgiving is a celebration of the natives of this continent sharing their wealth with them.  Let’s be real.

The Zionist terrorist organization Irgun, by bombing the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killed 92 noncombatants, including many British nurses, and a few Palestinians.  Two years later, the United Nations made Irgun the government of Israel, and now Irgun has driven four million Palestinians from their homeland.  And we’re calling the Palestinian refugee organizations Fatah and Hezbollah and all of the Palestinians in Gaza terrorists.

And Dirtbag Drumpf supports all of that also.  So let’s remind him that his grandfather immigrated to the United States from Germany and changed his name from Drumpf to Trump to trump being an immigrant.  And a huge lot of Jews have done that also.


Rules of evidence - 25 November 2017

Judaic law concerning women is similar to Islamic law.  But the Qur’an, while saying it confirms Judaic scripture, is generally far less violent than the Torah.  Only the New Testament, of the scriptures of three Abrahamic religions, says that women are wholly subordinate to men.  But each religion has sects that pervert its scriptures, and one example is Roman Catholicism, and another is Sharia law.  Count the denominations.

But, of the Christian sects, none is more open to comparison than is the Amish sect.  Ordinarily relatively seclusive, the Amish offer their skills to anyone and send their children out of seclusion to learn for themselves whether they prefer Amish life to other life, and most of the children willingly return.  We can call that proof of the pudding.

And the main Islamic motive for such as keeping women at home and requiring them to cover themselves is to protect them from people like Judaic Hollywood Harvey and evangelical Judge Roy Moore and Presbyterian Dirtbag Drumpf.


All around all the towns - 24 November 2017

Me too, and him too, and now CBS “anchor” Charlie Rose.  To me Gayle King has been the creepiest member of the cast of the show “CBS This Morning.”  She, while reporting a successful false advertising suit against the MyPillow.com creep, said that she bought a set of the pillows he sells and liked them.

And Norah O’Donnell also seems to me consistently to miss the point of what she reports, and Rose has seemed to me to defer to them, but they’re not backing him.  And both CBS and PBS dumped him about a day after reports of his perversion hit the mass media.  Surely neither would do that with no verifiable evidence.

Of course a question is how King and O’Donnell didn’t know what Rose was doing.  And that question is a little like asking why Dirtbag Drumpf is blaming Al Franken but not Roy Moore.  And, regarding mass media, ask New York’s east side’s Dirtbag Drumpf whether he’s seen the movie West Side Story.


Why is Mugabe’s name Robert? - 23 November 2017

The basic problem is desire for dominion.  It includes not only sexual harassment and assault but also deer hunting and politics, and media and government pundits swamp the problem with too much information.  And so do Christians, obscuring the fact that the Bible is full of preaching that prevalence, from the Torah preaching man having dominion over beasts through Paul preaching men having dominion over women.

And part of those pundits’ obfuscation is their airing Bubba Bill’s celebration of the quarter-centennial of his election to the Presidency of the United States while failing to point out the audacity of his doing that while mass media are otherwise capitalizing on the Judge Roy Moore problem.

And note that both Bubba Bill and Judge Roy Moore are from the Bible Belt and that Bubba Bill was a Rhodes Scholar and that the namesake of Zimbabwe, when it was a British colony, endowed that scholarship.


Boasting Bubba Bill - 22 November 2017

Let’s look at more than a half century of sexism in United States.  Ralph Cramden, on the TV show “The Honeymooners” shook a fist in his wife’s face and threatened to knock her to the moon.  Alice, his wife, stood up to him, but Ralph was the star of the show, and people now regard the show as people did then.

And Judge Roy Moore and comedian Al Franken and Dirtbag Drumpf slide on that inertia.  That’s a honeymoon we need to end by with Dirtbag Drumpf’s “reality show.  Define “nostalgia.”

We need to send Ralph wherever New Orleans’ skinhead mayor sent Robert E. Lee.


Brands of baloney - 21 November 2017

Senator Gillibrand plainly said that the reason she’s speaking against Bubba Bill now is the courage the Me Too movement is giving to countless other women now.  But Democrats are treating her in the same way Judge Roy Moore is treating his victims, and the most dangerous women in the United States now may be the Governor of Alabama, who said she’ll vote for Moore because he’s a Republican.  Bigotry is bigotry.

The current capital of Alabama was the first capital of the Confederate States of America.  And the Attorney General of the United States is also from Alabama and is also trying to turn back the clock.  But the basis of bigotry is the desperate disparity of people from their notion of how they feel about their self.

Think about the relationship between Coca Cola and cocaine, and the relationship between prescriptions and opioid addiction, and how television advertisements can push being “all Advil.”


Millstones and sticking out necks - 20 November 2017

Roman Catholics kept their loyalty to their denomination of Christianity despite the Roman Catholic clergy’s defending their child abuse we call pedophilia.  And now Christians calling themselves evangelical are supporting a politician who has abused children in that way and calls himself a evangelical Christian now and did while he committed those crimes.  Note what the gospels say Jesus said of harming children.

Part of the problem is fake news, and not that news reporter lie about what people do, but that they claim to know what only the people they report can know.  News reporters speak as Dirtbag Drumpf did when he said that Player Putin believes what he say.  Neither fake Dirtbag Drumpf nor fake news reporters know whether people believe what they say.

The situation reminds me of a Jewish Democrat who married an Italian medical doctor and said that she wasn’t sure whether the Roman Catholic church should canonize Mother Teresa but was sure that it should canonize Princess Diana.



A city on a hill - 19 November 2017

Al Franken is an arrogant jerk.  I saw him yawn in the face of a hotel desk clerk and demand that she deliver a copy of USA Today to his room next morning.  She told him she wasn’t sure she could, and I told him I’d be sure he received one, but USA Today was late next morning.  And, just as Franken stepped from the elevators to check out, the delivery person told me that.  I pointed to the delivery person and asked Franken whether he’d heard him.  He looked at the delivery person and sneered and turned to the desk clerk.  He wordlessly checked out and stepped into a waiting limousine.

“You can do anything to them if you’re a celebrity,” said Dirtbag Drumpf, of women.  But “star power” is as crazy as the Greeks worshiping gods who impregnate women and take sides in wars.  And Athena was their goddess of both wisdom and war.

It’s but one more brand of degenerately asininely insane bigotry. 


Suicide and sensibility - 18 November 2017

With media and government pundits calling the Me Too movement a cultural phenomenon and what’s going on in our country now, a question is whether any of them remember the movie Thelma and Louise and think that the women decrying Hollywood Harvey and Judge Roy Moore should drive into the Grand Canyon, or only shut up as the Pharisee Saul of Tarsus said that they should do in church.

That’s two millennia of cultural phenomena from Israel to Arizona, and the most pertinent question is why they didn’t speak up before the Roman Catholic Church omitted the gospel of the Magdalena from the Bible, ignoring that the men’s gospels say she was the first person with whom Jesus spoke after the crucifixion.

The most positive element of all that actuality is that Hollywood Harvey didn’t produce the movie Thelma and Louise.


Missions of implausibility - 17 November 2017

“Thank you for the opportunity not to try to answer that,” said Secessionist Sessions in response to a member of the United States Congress, as though he was auditioning for a spot on Saturday Night Live.  “Is lying to Oprah legal?” asked a panelist on CNN’s show Inside Politics, referring to Joe Biden’s telling Soap Oprah that he hasn’t decided whether to run for the Presidency in 2020.  None of that nonsense is any kind of joke.

And John Conyers, the Detroit Congressman who gave Rosa Parks a job when she decided to leave Secessionist Session’s secessionist state, said that Sessions’ refrain that he doesn’t recall may be because of his age, and a CNN reporter ignored Conyers’ age, to take him seriously.

A text for my advanced composition course in college says that “the ability to recognize Irony is one of the surest signs of intelligence and sophistication.”


Up and down and around and back - 16 November 2017

The New Testament of the Bible says that John the Baptist was a precedent for Christ and was a reincarnation of the prophet Elijah.  The Judaic scripture Christians call the Old Testament of the Bible says that Elijah’s immediate successor cursed some children for calling him a baldhead and that two female bears came from woods there and tore 42 of them.  So a question is what the evangelical Christians who voted for Dirtbag Drumpf think should happen to Killer Kim, and another question is what Yahoo Netanyahu thinks of all that, considering his also consistently praising Dirtbag Drumpf.

And then there’s China.  The words “yin’ and “yang” originally referred to the shady and sunny parts of a mountain and were a metaphor for unity in view of change, with the sun lighting different parts of the mountain at different times of the day, while it’s but one mountain.  But, since then, yin and yang have become a metaphor for polarity, suggesting that change is permanent, and that the sun is a bigot.

Some people would argue that, because Rodney King was a drug addict and drowned in his swimming pool, his asking why we can’t all get along is inappropriate.


Freight and fear - 15 November 2017

An answer to all those people asking “why now?” in regard to people now complaining of sexual assault decades ago is the “me too” movement.  The Me Too movement has given them courage by promising them support from countless other victims.  And a shame is media saying that’s a “cultural phenomenon.”

But a bigger shame is that evangelicals in the Bible belt are trying to mobilize Christianity against the victims.  Bubba Bill didn’t have their support, and neither does Hollywood Harvey, but Judge Roy Moore does.  And, while Hollywood Harvey is Jewish, Bubba Bill says he’s a Southern Baptist.

And, anyway, truth is truth.  Democrats defending Bubba Bill were no more reasonable than Republicans defending Judge Roy Moore.  But, outside the Bible Belt, most ordinarily partisan politicians, including the Bible Belt’s Republican Senate Majority Leader, are speaking against him.  


The choosing people - 14 November 2017

The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, gave Bigot Bannon an audience.  Because most of its graduates graduate into being officers in the United States Army, questions are whether it otherwise teaches bigotry and whether its graduates lead other soldiers into bigotry, and how that affects possibilities for peace on earth.  Compare systematic indoctrination in an educational institution to statues of Robert E. Lee.

Of course we could also consider its position in the Bible belt and how the fact that Judaic scripture is most of the Bible influences the fact that evangelical Christians say that “owning guns is a God-given right.”

We need to consider how every effect has a cause.


Testaments - 13 November 2017

Alabama’s State Auditor, to justify what a woman in her fifties said Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore did to her when she was a girl in her early teens, said that Mary and Elizabeth where in their teens when Joseph and Zacharias married them.  One relevant factor is that the Bible says that they married them, and another relevant factor is that the Bible doesn’t say how old they were, and the relevance of the second factor is that it indicates that the State Auditor hasn’t read the Bible.  And you can be sure that neither have most of the people calling themselves evangelical Christians who vote for such.

And MSNBC’s Cheap Chuck Trivial Todd reporting that called it a current cultural trend.  Ask any competent psychologist why Elizabeth Taylor had so many husbands while supporting equal rights for homosexuals.  And ask why both Cheap Chuck Trivial Todd and Hollywood Harvey Weinstein are Judaic.

Christians promote Judaic dominance of both media and government punditry.


Nationalism and heritage - 12 November 2017

CNN’s Basher Bash is bashing China’s government for its civil rights record.  Israel is a theocracy that has forced from the land it occupies a people that was the majority in that land before the United Nations called any of it Israel.  And, while most of those people are refugees in other lands, Israel permits no one not Judaic to participate in its government, and Basher Bash is Judaic.

And we the people of the United States, the greatest democracy ever, support all that.  But we have a long history of such, including slavery and the trail or tears and Wounded Knee and saying behaving as the Israelis do in “the promised land” is our “manifest destiny” on this continent, and calling 1.7 billion Muslims terrorists because some of them terrorize us for helping Israel terrorize them.  And most of us say we’re Christian.

We need to read the Bible and the Qur’an.  Anyone who’s read the Bible knows that terrorism is fundamental to Judaism.  And anyone who’s read the Qur’an knows that Islam permits killing only for self-defense.  The most violent assertion in the Qur’an is its saying it confirms both the Torah and the Gospels.  And electing Dirtbag Drumpf to lead our government confirmed our ignorance.


Suicide by police - 11 November 2017

Fake Dirtbag Drumpf is using AT&T’s trying to acquire Time Warner to set fake news up for a fall.  The acquisition will give AT&T control of CNN and other communications operations, and MSNBC is agreeing with AT&T’s argument that it’s vertical integration, and accordingly doesn’t monopolize.  It will create one huge company controlling communications horizontally across the United States and all around Earth, and thus CNN and MSNBC ordinarily would raise a huge fuss and would now, were Dirtbag Drumpf not faking protesting it, to suck the “liberal” media into promoting it, to spite him.

The situation reminds me of the Lincoln County Wars.  A company monopolized the dry goods market, in Lincoln County, New Mexico.  And, when people protested, the company hired a bunch of people it called regulators, to quell the protests by any means necessary, and Billy the Kid responded in kind.

Government supported the regulators, and Lincoln County’s Sherriff killed Billy the Kid, with support from New Mexico’s governor.


Afghanistan without kings or communists or theology:

Ashes and Dust
Some memories and a novel available at :

Angels, work in regress and progress,
comparing scripture.

Kim - a 1901 novel

Were all on Earth claiming or denying any sectarian religion to set aside their bigotry long enough to read this book carefully, they would lead the rest of us to understand and enjoy one another, and stop waging war.


The Red Tent - a 1997 novel

This is a beautiful book, a song from the spirit of bold-faced truth, selah.


Philomena - a 2013 film

A danger of this wonderfully accurate presentation is that other poor people might regard the heroine’s continuing loyalty to the Church as promoting such.  Saul of Tarsus suckered Jesus’ disciples into perverting Jesus’ ideals into the mammon mongering and power grubbing we now call Christianity.  And that perversion intimidated that poor woman and keeps intimidating countless others into paying to burn candles in fear for God’s eternal goodness to goodness.


Oranges and Sunshine - a 2011 film

This is a love story.  British and Australian government conspired to kidnap about 130,000 children and ship them from Britain to Australia for agricultural and sexual slavery.  This movie depicts the heroic efforts of one loving woman standing against all odds to return those children to whatever remained of what they’d loved.

What we the people of the United States call Jacksonian democracy was President Andrew Jackson’s telling the Governor of Georgia to ignore the United States Supreme Court’s support for the unalienable rights of the natives of the eastern side of this continent and kidnap many thousands of them and send them to the western side of this continent.

Decades after kidnapping the children, the British and Australian governments apologized to the children they’d kidnapped and enslaved and raped, but the United States government has never apologized to the thousands of men and women and children they kidnapped and killed by what reasonable people call the trail of tears.


Wrong is Right - a 1982 film

Every politician or soldier, every media executive or producer, every news media anchor or reporter, every sexist or racist or nationalist or Republican voter or Democrat voter, every Yankees fan or Red Socks fan and every other bigot picking one side against all other sides, for no reason other than putting his or her interests above all others’, without regard to history or common decency or other facts, should see this presentation and go back to school.


Modern Times a 1936 Film

Suddenly we live in a time long past the political issues of this film.  We have risen from all that to a complacency that has us calling communication tweeting and sexual companionship hooking up.  Such is how Greece and Rome fell.


Catch a Fire - a 2006 film

This film implies that white communists fronted Nelson Mandela and that he was sexually promiscuous, more than forty years after J. Edgar Hoover used the same approach against the junior Martin Luther King, and less than three years before Dirty Harry implied that a white soccer player saved South Africa.


Nixon - a 1995 film

This film begins with the correct caveat that it isn't the whole truth and may wholly misrepresent any truth, and the next screen quotes the evangel Matthew quoting Jesus, implying that Nixon sold his soul.  CNN calls Oliver Stone a controversial director, after his wife has turned the American Broadcasting Company's evening news into an all Advil Oprah drug opera, like Stone's movies.

Whether or not Nixon told his mother to think of him as her faithful dog, a fact Stone tries to soap or drug is that Nixon ended Johnson's insane war.  History allows no excuse for either Nixon's hubris or stones.  Or Hirohito's or Truman's or Kennedy's or Hoover's.

History allows no excuse for Hitler or Netanyahu.  Democracy needs objective reporting from ABC to Hollywood.  Stone is at least as contra-factual as Nixon.


Avatar - a 2009 film

The weirdest thing about this film is that nearly every mass media critic said its point was commercial technological superiority.  The point fair watchers find from this film is that technology should serve democracy, not superiority or demagoguery, not alienation.  Families risk death to flee Mexico to pick fruit for the free and legally republican citizens of the United States.

And, instead of welcoming them, the people too lazy to do such work create laws to keep them out.  They say that those people who can't afford immigration lawyers should not be allowed to attend their tea party.  They call fruit pickers drug dealers to get them out of their faces.

America, the land illegal immigrants stole from its natives, allows a population that sucks up to advertizing that it should be all Advil, while calling people not on Face Book degenerate.


Network - a 1976 film

Netflix, a generation after this film appeared, bills it as a prediction.  What it is is a fact of human life, recognizing that Jewish gold and Arabic black gold are no different in their effect on the ecumenical economy, the power of abstraction to make humans value hubris more than their lives.  It sold Archie Bunker and Tide as it sells Oprah Winfrey and Tylenol.


The Devil's Arithmetic - a 1999 film

The Israelis should remember the holocaust when they do what they're doing to the Palestinians.  Arithmetic is that the Israelis keep building settlements while the United States tells them to stop building but never to dismantle.  The "com" in compassion means with, and so compassion is a two way street and not a path of vengeance, and the Palestinians are more Semitic than the Israelis and neither German nor Egyptian.  Nothing is more holy than home, and God made the land three religions call holy the homeland of  people of many religions, long before crusades or jihads or the unprovoked Jericho slaughter.  And the land of the free calls the Israeli theocracy, Irgun terrorizing Fatah, democracy.


The Celestine Prophecy - a 1993 novel and a 2006 film

The novel is one of the few books whose promise bore out so poorly from its beginning that I couldn’t finish reading it.  And the film was more inane, beginning with someone saying he was a history teacher responding to someone saying he was an archeologist saying that the early church had buried the title prophecy in the 6th century A.D., by suggesting that Franciscans might have done it.  Francis began his life in the 12th century A.D.

The title prophecy says that the present millennium shall begin with people’s recognizing the violence that has pervaded history and stopping it.  Instead, the new millennium has begun with the historical inaccuracy of the Da Vinci Code making it the most selling novel of the first decade of this millennium.  But maybe we can take hope from that.

The prosperity of the last decade of the second millennium after Christ caused the recession of the first decade of the third millennium after Christ.  We hope that that might force teachers and students and everyone else to work for all living for awhile.



The Ten Commandments a 1966 film

This film begins with its producer saying its basis is scripture and historical documents and that Moses’ accomplishment was to free people from slavery   Next, the film misquotes the Torah and says Pharaoh’s daughter named him Moses because she drew him from water.  “Moses” is from Egyptian for “son”.

Dan Brown admits The Da Vinci Code to be fiction and still has nothing on Cecil B. DeMille for hogwash misrepresenting the Bible and history, and so we have to ask why this film raised no Roman Catholic outrage.  We’re thinking that maybe it’s sexism, since nearly no female character in it shows any purpose other than to fawn over men to give them sons or suck.  But the next question, after how the Motion Picture Association of America ignores its violence to rate it G, is why no Judaic outrage.  We’re thinking the Chosen might still be choosing the golden calf over the Ten Commandments, with help called Christian. 

The Bible says  the Israelites did to the Midianites, the people it says took Moses in and gave him their king’s daughter, worse than what Egypt did to them and worse than what the Nazis did to the Jews.  Maybe Israel let the film slide because it glosses over that and what Israel keeps trying to do to the Palestinians.


On the Trail of the Assassins - a 1978 book

The author, Jim Garrison, Orleans Parish District Attorney, the only person to prosecute anyone for the assassination of J. F. K., is as crazy as Ann Coulter and the persons he accuses, if he wrote the book.  The book falls apart in many ways incidental to Garrison's hubris or paranoia.

One way is by its inclusion of the terms “false sponsor” and “sheep-dipping”.  The people Garrison tracked must have been sheep-dipped false sponsors, as he must have been on the other side of the coin his book flips like dice.  The people he accuses range from the CIA to Johnny Carson, as though that huge body of people could have kept such complicity from the huge body of people with whom they associate, and so on to all of Earth.

Another way is in its assignment of motive, a factor essential to any prosecution in court.  Garrison would have us believe that hundreds of people in a dozen government agencies conspired against Kennedy on the basis of their belief that he was going to prevent the war in Vietnam.  Besides the question of why anyone wouldn’t like that, a fact is that Kennedy sent more troops to Vietnam than Eisenhower had.  We suspect a more obvious motive for that assassination, far beyond New Orleans.

Kennedy killed those people at the Bay of Pigs, by changing the original CIA plan and refusing to accept responsibility.  Kennedy changed United States relations with the Soviet Union from checkers to the verge of nuclear destruction of all life.  So, a few genuinely concerned persons at top levels of the Soviet and United States governments killed him to prevent that destruction.  The false sponsors must have been after the fact.   

I have no doubt that the assassination was a conspiracy, as we agree that Oswald couldn’t have done all the shooting.  But the human resources management of the deed must have been more constrained, leaving the smoke and mirrors the book sells to people as crazy as Garrison.


Idocracy - a 2005 film

This film predicts a future when people try to grow crops with Gatorade, where the hero saves the world by watering the crops.  In the present, people calling themselves environmentalist are trying to save the world by putting corn into gas tanks, while people around the world are starving.

That hero's name is Not Sure, while in this day and age people claiming to be smart say they're not sure, when truth they know is that they simply don't know.  Those people are the people who say we should do something for the people of Darfur while saying we shouldn't have done anything for the people of Iraq.  They are people like Mitt Romney and John Kerry, like Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.

Those people are the people who put criminals above persons, who haven't had a chance to choose life better than crime and say their choice is compassionate, liberal.  As this film indicates, those people are already taking their world into the dust this film predicts.



Across the Universe a 2006 Film

The Beatles are a microcosm.  Kids sing about holding hands until they acquire power, and then they let go of their friends’ hands and their own minds, for what Solomon called vanity.  Like Greece and Rome, the United States were a world power before they alienated their kids in Birmingham and Vietnam, and those children turned their nation into an escape from everything.

The Beatles said they named themselves for the Beatitudes, before they turned to drugs, or after they rode them, to compromise, for fame.  Now, Lennon is dead, and McCartney is white bread, and the First World is all Advil.  Now, Lenin is dead, while Liverpool and the Irish suffer.  Viva Las Vegas, the ways of the world.

Irish and Iraqi suffer for no reason beyond the I in their names, as Israel suffers for no reason more than that humans prefer bigotry and drugs to the Ten Commandments, from the diamond minors in South Africa to the diamond merchants in New York, to you inactivists.


The Cotton Club - a 1984 film

My favorite lines in that film are from a white couple entering the club.  The white man says, “At least they don’t let niggers in here!”  The white woman asks, “They don’t let them into their own club?”

So Richard Gere gets billing over Gregory Hynes, two decades after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and now two more decades have passed, making more than forty years.  Bootleggers like the Kennedy’s owned Harlem in the roaring twenties, and now the Clintons have moved in!  How long, O Lord?

Now we’re engaged in a great civil war, to see whether Obama can run the Clintons out of Harlem, and the Whitehouse.  Cotton is white, while pickers are black, and now black has another fight to pick.


The Order of the Phoenix - a 2007 film

Harry Potter answered a question most of us think impossible.  The way to world peace is through the understanding that is friendship.

Nearly everyone claiming a religion claims it as a superstition, although every founder of every remaining major religion argued mainly one point, the sharing essential to prosperity, loving one’s neighbor.

Terror isn’t Islamic, as it isn’t Mosaic or Christian.  Terror comes from such as Crusades and Jihads.  Terror is in what Joshua did and in what Osama Bin Laden is doing and in what Hitler did and in what Israel is doing.  It's in what every bigot does, and it won’t stop until all of us stop trying to blame it on Moses or Muhammad or Jesus, on everyone but ourselves. 

It won’t stop until we stop making excuses to covet our neighbors’ land, until we stop perverting the teachings of the founders of our religions from the Rishi’s to Muhammad, into ignorance of them.

Only then shall we have something worth fighting for, and stop fighting.  The essential weapon for peace is not secret.  It’s plain.


The Last Hangman a 2005 film

Tolstoi said, in War and Peace, that the cause of the Napoleonic Wars was the first French corporal.  This film says the same, that the cause of killing is rationalizing some excuse for it, be it vengeance or following orders, or supporting one’s country, or one’s family, or oneself.  This film also says that we’re all in that craziness together, but it does not loudly enough say that, were each of us to refuse, it would all stop.  Snail darters would die of their own accord, and they and all else could rest in peace.  That Pierrepoint fellow was not the last hangman.


Meditation XVII - a 1623 sermon

John Donne, not Jack Kennedy or Ernest Hemingway, said this:  "No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."


The Wind that Shakes the Barley - a 2006 film

This film shows that Ireland and Iraq are similar far beyond the fact that the names of both countries begin with "Ir" when written in the Roman alphabet.  Ireland means anger land, and anger dominates both countries.  And so does greed.

When an Irishman told us that the strife between Catholics and Protestants in his country has nothing to do with religion, we didn't understand.  This film explains.

And neither is the strife between Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq religious, and nor is Israel.


Eight Men Out a 1988 film

Consider the operant steps in this plot.  A team conspires to throw the World Series because its members think they’re underpaid.  Late in the series they decided not to throw the series because the bookies aren’t paying them.  None of them considers his family’s welfare until a thug for the bookies threatens to kill one’s wife.  A judge a salary offer before accepting responsibility for correcting all that.  A kid asks one of the players to say the mess ain’t so about baseball.  Joe, it was so in all professional sports then, and it’s so now.


Palestine: Peace, not Apartheid a 2006 book

Although Mr. Carter writes from the point of view and with the tone of his claim to Christianity, sometimes uses words and phrases particular to popular expression of persons calling themselves Christians, and occasionally points out facts particular to such persons, this book is nearly all factual.  That is, rather than expressing opinions, it mostly points out circumstances and events verifiable through public records.  Yet, it has a reputation for being controversial.

Of course the reason is that few people bother to differentiate between facts and opinions, because most people are as opinionated and biased as some say Jimmy Carter is, and few people bother to research public facts, much less see for themselves, as Mr. Carter has.  In fact, if the book has any shortcoming, it’s that Mr. Carter doesn’t succinctly point out the most significant facts defining the situation.

Those facts are: that Israelites or Israelis have been oppressing Philistines or Palestinians since the battle of Jericho, an onslaught with no provocation whatsoever; that Israelis have killed far more people and broken far more promises than Palestinians have; and that the 1967 Israeli state was not one nation until 1949.

Moreover, if that former head of government of the United States of America were to carry religious metaphors in defense of the United States of America, he might have pointed out how David defeated Goliath’s superior physical size.

Now, Israel has nuclear weapons and air superiority through military aid from first world nations, as European nations took superior weapon technology on the Crusades.

So, now, Islam is continuing Saladin's jihad, against the world whose trade center is now Wall Street.

All a president needs to do to stop the terror is be fair.

Smart is truth, beauty.


The Sound of Music - a 1965 film

This film, set at the beginning of World War II, screened at the beginning of the United States presidency's escalation of Truman's advisory mission in Vietnam into a full scale war Nixon would would end.

Three years earlier, West Side Story screened, asking the same questions.  One film is about nations, while the other is about gangs while the only difference is scale, while presidents have ignored the politics of both.

Both films, in retrospect, should cause us to ask why they didn't change humanity's prospects.  That is, we should ask why we care more now about American Idols than about the ordinary people of Iraq or Darfur.

Both films have iconic weaknesses.  In one, a poor nun saves a family of aristocrats, and the other's title suggests that west is better than east.  But the two share an eminently importantly iconic question.

How do you solve a problem like Maria?

The Time of Your Life - a 1948 film

This film set the theme for the best of Hollywood since.  We had a problem with its epitaph, when the bar owner took the sign out of the window inviting folks in to be themselves and tore it in two, saying that enough is enough.  But then we remembered that integrity is always exactly enough and shouldn't need a reminder!  What's your dream?


Shinea 1996 film

Nothing is more important than music.  Nothing is more important than the harmony of inspiration.  This film says that.

The horror of the holocaust lives on, from the horror of the captivity.  This film tries to deliver a lesson to the Germans and the Egyptians, and the Israelis, all of us.  The holy land is hardly holy, despite how the sun shines on Karn Hattin.  Why don't Christians visit the Mount of Beatitudes?

In the sixties, when the great society sent millions of Americans to kill Vietnamese doing nothing but trying to live their lives as best they could, a popular song borrowed a melody from Rachminov s second piano concerto and assigned it the lyrics “When I was young, I never needed anyone.  Making love was just for fun.  Those days are done.”

Rachmaninov’s third piano concert is more difficult to play than his second while his second, played more in the film, is more sweet.  And popular music is more sweet now, in the war on terror that has made Bethlehem a combat zone.  How is Christ's birthplace in the shadow of death?

Astrology, psychology, stars and butterflies, what life comes down to is common sense.  This film is quite lovely.


somewhere i have never traveled, gladly beyond - a 1931 poem

A Harvard poet wrote that poem between the two world wars, between his imprisonment in France for driving an ambulance and German imprisonment of France for nothing.

Films we find near to that poem are The Painted Veil and The Tiger and the Snow.  Both films show what love between two people should be, as they show what love is.

Imagine Nero walking the Great Wall, if you wish such as that.  We all must remember that our enormous room is a small roe's chest.  Otherwise we cannot love.



Paradise Road - a 1997 film

"Oh, my dear, that's one to tell your grand children. . . .  Don't worry:  I love God, even though I sometimes don't know what he's doing. . . .  Love is like a flame; it burns and is visible to all. . . .  None of us will ever leave Sumatra. . . . Amen."


Bound for Glorya 1943 autobiography

This book is exactly an autobiography.  Other works in that genre try to explain the effect of the life in question on others’ lives.  This book tells succinctly how Woody Guthrie grew to produce his effect.  Woody and his story are works of dynamic integrity.  We need to listen, closely.

Woody Guthrie was communist, in the sense that we all should share God's bounty.  He was not a Marxist or a Leninist or a Stalinist.  Nor was he a Washingtonist or a Jeffersonist.

Nor was he an Amerigo Vespugian or a Paulist or any other kind of excuse for a name.


Reflections of a Cold Warrior and From the Shadows 1996 memoires

Both authors were at the top level of the Central Intelligence Agency.  One planned the U2 project and the operation Kennedy turned into the debacle at Bay of Pigs.  The other, recruited into the agency from college during the Johnson administration, worked his way up to directing the agency during the first Bush administration.  But the first declines to blame Kennedy for the mess he made, and the second hardly mentions the former Director of Central Intelligence who appointed him to that position while President, making both books smoke screens for coversion.  But any competent CIA analyst could synthesize truth from the details.


Jude the Obscure - an 1895 novel

"Because we are too many."


Babel - a 2006 film

With great technical and aesthetic prowess, this film shows how cheap and cowardly and stupid humans have become, the abstraction of the word “humanitarian”.  Many of its details and time lines don’t work together, but neither do many humans attend much to what’s in their faces, rationalizing private greed against public concern.  Journalists and politicians and doctors and lawyers keep trying to take advantage of the weakness of humans trying to be as suicidal, self-destructive, as they are.  One of the twelve tasks of Hercules was to kill the Titan Antaeus, the difficulty being that Antaeus regained his strength whenever he was down to Earth.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences keeps proving itself Herculean.  But most important are our children.  Note the dedication.


The Milagro Beanfield War a 1988 film

This was a Sundance production.  It’s set in New Mexico, the state of the united ones whose flag represents the sun.  Its theme is the power of the people, and it shows how humans can unite for the best of their life and love, against the power of humans who unite for smaller selves.

But it waves a rabbit dead to excuse firing to frighten humans.  Beans contain as much protein as animal meat, leaving killing cattle less practical than killing trees for golfing.  Humans eat like pigs, but we work harder at it.

This film promotes considering the lilies of the field, while it promotes eating sparrows.   It does not pass through the eye of the needle.  But it helps.


Hollywood Ending a 2002 film

In this film, Woody Allen closes his career by admitting the cause of his success, that he has catered to hypochondriacs, people who seek only pity.  Aristotle pointed out the technical difficulties of the staging of his time, and the French called those limitations an ideal and adhered to that absurdity long after Shakespeare freed the rest of us, and long after Eisenstein offered us Shakespeare’s best wishes, and now their pride is in ennui.  Cinema, at its best, goes straight to our hearts by opening our eyes, not by giving us more weak excuses.  In this film, Allen admits he has nothing on Eastwood.  And cinema is still beginning.  To show, to move.  Just see.


The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter a 1940 novel

Richard Wright said that Ms. McCullers accepted blacks.  More recently, linguists have called the non-white grammar and diction of blacks the “negro non-standard dialect”.  African Americans no longer wish to be called Negroes, and Ms. McCullers did not accurately represent their dialect.  But she did faithfully represent the lonely hearts of the down and out!  Can Mick ever rediscover her music?


The Last Samurai - a 2003 film

What’s the difference between a protagonist and an antagonist?  This film is a story of redemption, a story of love for the best and worst of us.  If one can divorce oneself from merchandising and violence, this film is beautiful.   In its beginning, the protagonist is a soldier who failed to die in battle, a person dead of his past and living without future.  In the end, his horse’s head is above his, as he bows to “the peace all of us seek and few of us ever find.”


Sister of the Road - a 1937 novel

This is another beautiful book. The man who wrote it must have been in love. Maybe a little as Mark Twain must have been to write Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc.


War and Peace an 1869 novel

Tolstoy, while fathering thirteen children with a woman he married when she was half his age, is mostly about his love for her.  The last hundred-some pages of the book he wrote while she bore most of them try to justify the book otherwise, as an essay on war regardless of peace.  And, maybe so, he died leaving his wife, the mother of his children, to justify his thinking.  Many of us live and die that way.  We ignore our life.


"Nothing on Earth is worse than bigotry,
and bigotry cannot survive without hypocrisy."


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