Saturday, November 26, 2016

Please Drink And Drive

What's missing?
Don't is insensate, emotionally. Invisible-we live our lives ignoring most don'ts. 
We don't notice don'ts anymore against the passing colors of everyday life because we
feel that they {don'ts} don't apply to us personally.
"No one can tell me how to live!"
So...why the gentleman pictured?
We've all seen emotionally charged don'ts displayed-
in the case of drunk driving, a picture of
an angelic child killed by a drunk driver is used
to tug at our hearts and reinforce the DON'T.
This is Thelonious Monk. Not killed by a drunk driver.
Pictured as the opposite of the angelic kid picture.
I also show his picture to remind us that he existed, and that his music still exists.
DO seek him out, and please do notice the don'ts around you.
Some of them might save your life for another day.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

This Poor Woman Has Suffered Enough

This isn't mocking, or me being sarcastic-I think that the misguided "Let's force the Electors to switch their vote!" people are doing harm to Hillary Clinton.
Her defeat was most devastating because she and her faithful were so certain that she would win.
When she conceded the election, that was the end-she was done.
We've all had failures, we've all been hurt by losses.
Those who are threatening Electors, or promising to pay any fines if there is a penalty for switching their votes on December 19th...they are the ones who keep fresh the election loss for Hillary; they hurt her by not letting go of a mad hope.
Do you see her campaigning? Is she calling for Electors to switch their votes? No.
She's a pragmatist.
Let it go.
A handful of fanatics attempting to pressure others into changing the outcome of an Election-that is not democracy.
Time to move forward.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

No Moral High Ground In A Swamp

Y'all wishing evil on President elect Trump, nipping at his heels-you are fighting against our collective Future.
Swamp creatures of the [D] AND [R] varieties will egg you on, keep the hypermental fires burning against those who support President Elect Trump's plans to Drain The Swamp (DTS).
January 21st WE WILL be living under a Trump administration. 
Don't fight against our future.
You and I need PEACE.
We can have PEACE.
But only if we are peaceable.
Expect the Swampers to fight dirty, to obfuscate and lie.
Expect the Media to dance to the Swampers tune.
Trump promised Term limits. Term limits would go far in draining the swamp.
Term limits isn't a Republican or Democrat ideal-if it were, it would have been
implemented already.
Such limits are an American ideal-the President has a term limit, and we love that.
If a Representative or Senator is term limited,  no man or woman will be entrenched in political deadlock for very long.
Right now we are paying way, WAY too much for nothing being accomplished!
If you don't like Trump just as I don't like Obama, follow my example:
in eight years I have always accepted that Obama is President while opposing just about everything he has done.
I have respected the Office holder, and the Office, even when he has proven himself to be disrespectful of most of the beliefs that I hold.
You can survive four years of Trump. Prove how good you are, be a good citizen and vote him out of office next chance you get, in four years. Peace.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Save Your Giddy For Heaven

No, this isn't from tonight with its 'el supremo luna'-but 14 months ago. Doesn't matter-been thinking about the euphoric and desolate emotions cascading back and forth across the body republic.
The Always-Trumpers feel great, and that's okay. 
The Never-Trumpers of all stripes have felt terrible, but that's normal, and that emotion is already
passing. People get on with their lives. We are resilient that way.
Why my yammer, then?
Taken as a slave to Babylon, he thrived in service to a succession of Rulers DESPITE the
Never-Daniel elements nipping at his heels for 70 years.
Trump promised to 'drain the swamp' of Washington.
He hasn't taken office yet, but already the swamp creatures are planning their defense, seeking to remain in power.
I would use 'The Battle of Helm's Deep" as an example except that would cast Trump as an Orc, so let's just say that President Trump is going to face fierce opposition from creatures who have been entrenched in Washington for decades.  
The Never-Trumpers of 2016 will nip at his heels all through his Presidency. Half of them will have an "R" after their names.
Balaam son of Beor comes to mind. When Balak, King of Moab tried to get Balaam to curse the Israelites, God wouldn't allow it. But Balaam had an idea-the Moabites should cozy up to Israel and entice them to inter-marry with Moabite women...and thus draw them away from their purpose and their God. Ballgame.
I imagine that the Trump team is going to face all kinds of enticements to MODIFY Obamacare and Planned Parenthood rather than exterminating them. 
Joshua and the people of Israel were supposed to 'drain the swamp' entrenched in the Promised Land. Didn't go as planned, and the nations which were supposed to be wiped out continued to fight against Israel for centuries.
Bottom line: Okay to be happy that Trump won, but the task ahead is monumental. Pray for him and strengthen his resolve if he seems about to falter. By that I mean yell your head off if he drifts off course. Respectfully.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

You Want CRAZY? Oh Yes, I'll Show You CRAZY~!~

60, maybe 70 something years old. This old man rode up to the ship on a bicycle, wearing an ancient leather football helmet.
He was SCARED almost to DEATH...but a Man on a Mission. He asked if I was the Officer in charge and, for that time, for an old man so serious and frightened...
"Yes I am. How can I help you, sir?"
He handed me three pages of scribbles, told me to get a helmet so that THEY couldn't control my mind, a helmet that would protect my ears from the ELFwaves.
I shook his hand and thanked him and he scampered down the ramp and onto his bicycle, never to be seen again.
I noticed that his leather helmet had earholes; maybe THEY got to him after all!
Why he would approach a military ship? No idea. But Paranoia possibly picks and chooses heroes and villains.
Maybe he thought that we were 'safe' and not "in on IT" because he saw two robins that morning. Or he saw something in the clouds. Favorite song on the radio-whatever.
If you want to see on the pages above. And get a good helmet.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of This Moratorium Day

Sorry that some may not find this as funny as I do.
I cling to the same defense that Paul Biegler put forth to gain a "Not Guilty" verdict for his client Lt. Frederick Manion in the courtroom drama "Anatomy Of A Murder"
You see, I was under the control of an "Irresistible  Impulse" which forced me to skate near the thin ice of my personal Election moratorium. Yeah, that's it!
As I doubt that one of the parties is willing to acknowledge that Carlos Danger even exists-you guess which one-then writing about him should not touch on the Election at all.