Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Or Is It Fear ?

 
The mind rebels against holding the concept of liberal, progressive orthodoxy  engaging in apologetics and downright approval of Islamic law that requires honor killings of little girls raped and ritual mutilation of  female toddlers'  genitalia.
 
In a nation–- and in a time–- wherein every long-held aspiration of women has been accepted and fulfilled on almost every corner of our communities in the United States, it is fair and even vital that we ask ourselves what kind of Omni-Standard of approval can any subset of our society adopt to accept these bloody practices in the name of “diversity”.
 
It is not as though there are no legal restraints on butchery and murder of the innocent.
 
And there is a great deal of historical decision against evil doing camouflaged as religious activity. The wholesale slaughter by fire of “witches” in the pre-nation American colonies is well documented as are the legal redresses for such maniacal mass murder of innocent souls.
 
In this second decade of the 21st century, is it possible that some of our most permissible progressive rule-benders are  sowing the seeds of social destruction giving a pass to extremist zealots on track to obliterate the meaning of “America” ?
 

A faulty memory says  it was Edmund Burke who warned that bending one’s knee to a Zealot is fatal.  That might be the final consequence for a nation as well as for sweet innocence of heart.... Or craven  Fear.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

SMU Sadly Smug ?


Southern Methodist University apparently does not deserve recognition as "Southern" or "Methodist" or "University".

Its admistrative authorities in Dallas  have barred the  Young Americans for Freedom from "planting"  nearly 3000 American flags on the main quadrangle of the campus to memorialize Islamic attacks that killed that many in the World Trade Center September 11, 2001.

The demonstration, which has proceeded decorously for the past eight years, was deemed by the SMU power structure to be "possibly hurtful" and "triggering" to frighten or discomfort some in the  "SMU community".

It is certainly within the purview of a private school to "police" its environment.

It is also the right of Methodists and other philanthropists everywhere to temper their generosity with common sense in the future.

This is the same "University" that trashed a Texan named Smith for heroic action in a volatile situation on the assumption that "Smith" was white and did injury to a nonwhite.

It turned out that "Smith" was an American-born of Asian extraction (a much smaller and more vulnerable "diversity" group).

But, inthe USA,  Academe has morphed into a sissy / prissy Fascist determinism promising to trample and erase any evidence anywhere of glorious and gleeful  free expression.

And how many of these acrobatic atheistic  arbiters know that their ilk and the expunging from power of their ilk were the primary reasons for the establishment of the first  "University" in old Padua, centuries and centuries ago ?

Friday, July 28, 2017

Can You FRY a Leak ?


Leakers of the Swamp, UNITE !  You have nothing to lose but your drips !

A leak from within the Justice Department (which is now investigating leaks) says  the Leaker-in-Chief  may be James A. Baker,  General Counsel of the Federal Bureau of  Investigation (part of the Justice Department) for having leaked secret and classified information or documents to press and media, thus undermining FBI investigations into leaks.

The savvy news outlet Circa  which has had more than its share of 'scoops"  (by way of leaks) was the source of the revelation, basing the story on leaks from "sources wishing to remain anonymous, familiar with the impending investigation."

While we may approach this development with a smidgen of levity, it may well be, as they say in DC,  "YUGE !!!!"

On the other hand, somebody somewhere is going to have a celebration investigating the Justice Department's investigative arm investigating itself and its top lawyer.

You may not see this aired on your expensive cable lineup anywhere, and there is no reason to believe any of the print media in their death spiral will be disposed to report a story about the investigative arm of the government's investigative arm attempting to plug "leaks".

Any illegal or subversive  "leaking" is always applauded by the media, especially that phalanx of the media in receipt of the sneaky skinny.

It is First Amendment cash and carry time for the pundits and op-ed wizards, no matter the hint of  venalirt or greed involved.

On the other hand, it may be that this fish is too big not to exploit... And...  F R Y  !

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Anatomy of Subversion


Just in case there is someone out there who does not  believe there is a nationwide conspiracy of writers, editors, photographers, cartoonists, television anchors and their bosses all of whom are closely locked in an allied, incestuous bestiality , there emerged last week a carefully collected and annotated "anatomy" of the infected left wing conspiracy that has grown and blossomed in plain sight while US citizens overdosed on political correctness for its own sake.

Old school newspaperman and purely directed early television "announcer" reporters generally eschewed the sobriquet "journalist".  My two nationally known favorites were Merriman Smith of United Press and David Brinkley of NBC. They called themselves "newsmen".

They would just as soon have led recruiting for a a snake handling cult as they would have announced a partisan opinion.

There was a story about Ann Coulter raising the roof with Delta Air Lines for moving her out of an upgraded "comfort" seat. (She is six feet tall.) The wire story (AP or Reuters) started off:  "Conservative author Ann Coulter...."

Now, reflect...Have you EVER seen a news story that began: "Liberal writer Maureen Dowd.." Or "Progressive pundit Chris Matthews..." ??? And while you will always see Newt Gingrich gratuitously pigeonholed as "arch-conservative former House Speaker", you will NEVER  hear or see Terry McAuliffe nailed as "wild eyed liberal" and not even on the most reactionary website with you ever see New York's Mayor outed as "Neo-Anarchist Bill DeBlasio" .

I am appending a link to John Sexton's paragraph-verse-chapter account of the innards of the media conspiracy that obliterated from the electorate's consciousness the Spectre of Jeremiah Wright goddamming America in 2008. Get it  HERE .

Admittedly,  I haven't searched around to see if  THE JOURN-O-LIST is still around. I doubt it because over the past eight or nine years, the operation of the HIVE  has become so all-pervading, that its members no longer need a meeting place. They all have each other's secret, unlisted, undocumented, almost invisible iPhone numbers and destinations.

My best friend and I used to talk about the Clinton or Obama talking points arriving "over the transom" every morning.  As any FOOL  can plainly see, the Serpents  coil and writhe, and coordinate  their venomous, truthless  attacks 24 / 7 / 365.

I see. 

Saturday, July 08, 2017

The Pure and Mighty Rot


The best thing that nonagenarians do is reminisce. Surviving more or less alone most of the time provides ample opportunity for colorful memories.

My subconscious must have been working overtime, when I took off my headphones (from listening to a book) and somehow or other was reminded of Bernard Shaw, the great African-American journalist who personified dignity and unflappability as a CNN anchor during the late 20th century.

When I think of Bernard Shaw, I always think of John Holliman, a young agricultural stringer who got caught in Hurricane Gilbert, and did such a great job of on-site reporting, he was our eyes and ears at the bloody Tiananmen Square  massacre, and finally the old pro globe circler New Zealander Peter Arnett.  These three were on the roof of the nine story hotel in Baghdad from which they reported the shock and awe hellstorm of 90,000 tons of missiles and bombs that fell on Baghdad. 

They did it without the twitch of whisker--- except that I remember Shaw, the oldest of them, dived under a table at one point, then went to the basement only to return after he gave  out of  cheese-whiz with which he entertained  Saddam's lackeys who were also bunkered.

I was 66 at the time and I wondered to my sweetheart Betts, "what the hell that old man is doing over there ?!"  (Shaw had an interview with Saddam Hussein scheduled. He was a prescient fellow.)

In my apprenticeship as a reporter, I covered the poisoning death of 119 moonshine  enthusiasts at the hands of a dumb bootlegger who added a drum of methyl alcohol to his 
popskull white lightning for extra profit. I covered the Savage tornado near Warner Robins that killed 19 and damaged the airbase. I was the United Press reporter on the scene at the capitol for Georgia's two-governor / three-governor comic opera. I gathered quotes from every statehouse elected official the day that the school desegregation decision came down in 1953. 

But I never got my self a shot at a war, and looking back at CNN's preparation for the siege of Baghdad is very instructive. They had four redundant lines dedicated to relay audio and video when all the other journalists, wire services, papers and networks had  to depend on telephone lines--- which were a little less reliable than "iffy" during the bombardment, and the ensuing occupation.

I guess what I'm saying is that at that time as an old newshound and lover of journalism, I believed that John Holliman, Bernard Shaw and Peter Arnett  were the luckiest journalists on earth to be working for Ted Turner's CNN.

Now, the once- non-pariel diadem of news reporting is reduced to defending itself ON-AIR for having threatened-- in effect, extorted or blackmailed---a private citizen who bounces around  the Internet just like me.

It just makes me sad and angry. Not because of any difference in political opinion with  the Zucker-led  outfit, but because the recent history of the polluted information conduit is fulfilling a prophesy made by my dearest friend, the late Ray Moore.

"When professionals turn their backs on their craft to  hustle and grovel so as  to change or twist folks' minds, the whole world dies a little.... And a little more."

This isn't the first time that I'm glad I left journalism school and spent my last year and a half with philosophy and English composition professors.  It is  easier to dodge copious blame by association, because it's really getting hopelessly  dishonest out there, all the way to what used to be "The Top".

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Reflect on the Fourth



Midsummer celebration of July 4, was casual and scattered in my hometown in my early years.

Fireworks were bootlegged and I don't remember parades after my uncle Roy Wilson died because he was the closest I came to World War I (Except that I was born just seven years after it--- and just 60 years after "THE WAH" between the states.) 

But in my family,, the first concept I had of July 4 was my grandfather describing a packed room of men in Philadelphia in 1776 (which might as well have been 1500 B.C.E. in my head. The way Vick told it, this was a collection of fairly literate gentlemen who were ready to fight their King for their personal and private "rights"s as well as their constitutional and international "Liberty". 

He mixed a metaphor so to speak because he characterized their collective sentiments as being the same as the indomitable Scot Richard Rumbold, who said just before he was hanged:

"I could never believe that some men were born Saturday and bridled and other men born booted and spurred to ride them..."

So I didn't have a desperate "praise the Lord and pass the ammunition" feeling about the fourth as a child, that others absorbed. When I first saw James Montgomery Flagg's depiction of Uncle Sam, it excited me somewhat because it was so portrait- like.

I think it was my teacher Miss Berta McCurdy who told me that the original Uncle Sam was a New York businessman who sold beef to the Navy during the war of 1812 and all of the boxes were stamped U.S, and the Navvies christened him "Uncle Sam". 
                                               

                                        
We have always enjoyed fireworks and look forward to barbecue, especially after we learned not to use tomato essence on the cooking meat and to take it slow and easy starting out with hot ashes and ending up hours later with coals.  Homebrew almost frozen made the hours slide by.

An important point about July 4 is one my father-in-law  Ralph Pierce laid down: "Never buy or consume watermelon until after the Fourth !"

It shreds my soul and drowns my eyes when I know that somewhere in the United States on the fourth of July, someone will damage or destroy an American flag. There will be some selfish dystopian  oaf who will sit or lie on his belly and close his eyes during the Pledge of Allegiance.

I can't do anything about that. It will all grind down exceeding fine for them in the end.

It is for us the quick and living who feel safer and more free because of those gallant men who offered, on history's altar their "lives, fortunes and sacred honor" in defines of tyranny, for us.  

Maybe, remembering, we can accept the debates that fuel the glue factory of legislatures, with the empirical evidence that Uncle Sam is the symbol for the longest surviving Republic and the most senior written and published Declaration of Independence and Constitution on this planet.

We do  not make this a priority  nowadays the way my Granddaddy did.   Who is going to value and salvage  America's tomorrows ?

Sunday, June 25, 2017

None So Blind


We are all aware of the old postulate that one definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over the same way, with the certainty that the results will be more rewarding in some  distant reputation.

Sen. Chuck Grassley pointed out that though his fellow "Chuck", Sen. Schumer, had been advised by Department of Justice attorneys as well as by intelligence directors that Pres. Trump was not, is not, and never has been the focus of  investigation regarding Russia influencing the 2016 election.

Yet because Schumer got that information behind closed doors he felt free---( if not indeed entitled) to  lie to the New York Times and CNN by continuing to claim that the probers had Trump in their crosshairs. Even after Sen. Grassley called him a liar and everybody within the DC Beltway knew about it, Schumer continued the practice.

When one of your liberal Democrat friends looks wanly in your direction and asks "why oh why can we not win an election anymore... We are zero- for-four since November..." You may reply, with impunity: "because your Party is crazy with liars for leaders and a conspiring truthless media".

The nearest you will ever get to balanced nonpartisan reporting on Washington in Washington is at THE HILL, where good investigative journalism thrives. They also have exclusive access to surveys by the Harvard/Harris group. (Lou Harris, beginning 70 years ago, wrote the book on polling methodology and statistics. And it goes without saying that Harvard University is not going to Kow-Tow to any right wing blandishments !  Here is an excerpt from the Hill:

Those are the findings of the latest Harvard-Harris poll, provided exclusively to The Hill, which paint a complicated picture of voters’ opinions about the myriad probes that have engulfed the White House.

Sixty-four percent of voters said the investigations into President Trump and Russia are hurting the country. Fifty-six percent of voters said it’s time for Congress and the media to move on to other issues, compared to 44 percent who said the focus should stay on Russia.

Of course, YOU could have told them that.  Even before Karen Handel whipped his Ossoff.  But the liberal DemonRats  have been in a bubble now for a long time...A bubble blown by the  Clintons and their entourage (Begala, Emanuel and McAuliffe)  and made opaque by the Obama era.

As this is written,  there are signs that some of them are scraping off the opacity, and seeing the rot of  Nancy and Lying Chuck.

But the smart money says the mainstream media giants will be the last to admit that everything since the summer of 2016   REALLY  DID  HAPPEN !