Saturday, July 11, 2020

About That Other Virus


The Organized Left has been building America up for overt communism/socialism/Marxism/progressivism -- henceforth called leftism -- for a long, long time.

Most educational systems have long ceased to educate their charges properly, having ceased to objectively define the concepts of leftism, small-l liberalism, capitalism, basic economics and, of course, history. Specifically, educational systems stopped calling leftist concepts and ideologies by name. This made it easier to present these principles as good and necessary -- to present them as rights.

The accepted and assumed “truth” that leftist principles are rights is virus-like. It has become so pervasive that, when those who are properly educated, formally or otherwise, try to explain how and why such principles aren’t rights guaranteed by the US Constitution and how the implementation of these “rights” has bankrupted this nation and how it has radically altered life in this country for the worse, explainers get labeled adversely: racist, Nazi, Uncle Tom, fascist, Aunt Jemima, sexist, tool of the Patriarchy, or some combination thereof, depending on the coating and plumbing of the Cassandra in question.

And these labels stick for the same reason -- because the definition and history behind those epithets isn’t taught either. So, for example, instead of a Nazi being defined as someone who oppresses and murders a set of persons, a Nazi is defined as someone who stops another from oppressing and murdering a set of persons.

And, in the wake of the sowing of these seeds, the human emotion of covetousness has further softened the ground for leftism. The idea of profit beyond a certain limit being morally wrong stems from nothing but envy.

Therefore, if the regular Jane knows nothing about government or economics or history except for the distorted versions dispensed by the average public educational system, the average university system and the seven o’clock news, she can be convinced, for example, that nationalizing the oil industry will bring down the price of her utilities.

She can be convinced that corporations are the enemies of the worker and that their money is her money -- stolen out of her pocket.

She can be convinced that all profits accrued by other individuals and by corporations belong to her and those who look like her.

She can be convinced that all whites are racists and all blacks are victims of white racism -- and be unmindful of the implications of these assertions.

She can can be convinced that tearing down and burning down representations of her country's history is just and moral -- even a representation of a great black American freedom fighter.

And, ultimately, she can be convinced that the senile servant of King Hope and Change can and will make all of her dreams come true.

And so it is that all the Cassandras warning about the miseducation of average Jane, eloquent though they may be, went unheeded for the most part -- until 2020, when the feces hit the propeller and Janes (and Joes) went on a nationwide rampage.

But ...

It is my opinion that we will have one more opportunity to pull back from the abyss, to be healed of this virus. That will happen in November.

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Representing


Originally posted at DaTechGuy Blog on February 28, 2017.

I agree with this wholeheartedly.
When Former President Obama was still Senator Obama, I talked to a lot of black people who knew next to nothing about him but still planned to vote for him because they wanted to “see one of us” become president. One of my friends -- a black man, fellow former USAF linguist and a conservative -- even said that he wanted his two sons to be able to look at a president who look like them and, thereby, believe that they might become president also, one day. (I retorted that Barack Obama’s persona, politics, policies and actions, conversely, might have made it that much more difficult for another American of black African descent to become POTUS. My friend didn’t listen.)

I understood the mindset more when the opinion came from a person who had personally experienced the Segregated South and the Black Coded North and West. But for those my age (58) and younger it seemed more akin to an indoctrinated mindset. Black Americans have become so accustomed to celebrating the “First Black This” and the “First Black That” that it’s almost as reflexive as breathing.

And it also seems like a form of narcissism; a way which points to self and boosts one’s own pride -- which is why I find it so troubling. Feeding pride is always a mistake and I can’t say that black people are the only group to engage in it. But, the key to breaking a mindset is to point to it and to be always wary of it.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Stupidity and How to Recognize It


Originally posted at DaTechGuy Blog on January 9, 2016.

Many, many people have wondered whether the Internet has made people more stupid than was so in generations prior to the Internet Age and I’ve wondered about this also. I still think that the answer is both ‘no’ and ‘yes.’

No: In the Internet Age, we not only have access to more information, but also access to a greater amount of people, and therefore, access to a greater amount of stupid people. They were always there; you just have awareness of more of them.

Yes: Many mistake large amounts of information for large amounts of intelligence and the Internet has provided many stupid people with the illusion of intelligence. But be advised: stupidity is not defined as limited information; it consists of the limited ability to interpret information, coupled with the refusal to acknowledge the need for the ability to interpret. Ever known an idiot who was full of hubris and arrogance about some information she has that you don’t have?

Thus, a stupid person is the inverse example of Harry Callahan’s timeless axiom.



In action, this state of affairs is demonstrated by a false dichotomy I’ve seen all over the place for a long time now. To wit: why do non-Muslim observers judge Islam for what some Muslims do, but do not judge Christianity for what some Christians do?

A variation of that question was repeated yesterday [sic]. Here was my answer.
Both Christians and Muslims have individual standard-bearers. The standard-bearer for Christians: Jesus of Nazareth. The standard-bearer for Muslims: Mohammed. 
When observers attempt to determine whether self-described Christians or Muslims are true believers in their respective faiths and are acting as such, the logical thing do is to measure the words and/or actions against the teachings of the appropriate standard-bearer and, then, come to a cogent conclusion [about the doctrine and the people in question].
From the subsequent part of our conversation, the inquirer had no comprehension of either standards or standard-bearers and wasn’t inclined to consider the definitions or implications of either. We all know he’s not alone. However, he did seem proud of the amount of information he was able to call forth about the Bible. There, he had me.

But the Devil is able to quote scripture better than any of us, so that’s a contest I don’t care about. (And, yes, I can see it now: “she called that man the Devil because he disagreed with her.” To infer that would fall under the stupidity umbrella which I described earlier.)

I predict that we will see more of this, since stupidity is easier than interpretation and the stupid are prone to taking any route which makes them appear to be intelligent -- even if that route ultimately leads to their demise and that for many others.



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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

On Destruction


Around the right side of the political blogosphere, one can read years of posts and comments by many who excoriate Former President Obama for his displayed “stupidity” during his tenure. These people don’t get it.

Those who viewed the Obama Administration’s policies and programs and who observed President Obama’s obliviousness and lack of empathy in the face of on-going national crises and, as a result, made a summary low judgment of the president’s intellect do so with the premise that the man really was trying to improve economic, social and racial conditions in the USA.

That premise is wrong.

This is what people need to realize about destruction: it is the total opposite from building/improving. It seems like an obvious truth, but when comparing the concepts, we must take it further.

Construction of anything requires carefully ordered planning and implementation. For example, when constructing a solid, stable building, the architect recommends proven construction methods, using the right materials, and on a solid foundation. But before doing these things, the builder gains certain knowledge of the future purpose(s) of the building and, from there, makes his decisions on how to proceed.

Destruction, however, is not only opposite in purpose; it is so in methodology. (We’re talking malicious destruction here.) Using the building analogy again, think of what happens when someone blows up a building -- or flies an aircraft into it. Are any orders or rules to be followed for the goal to be achieved? No. In fact, the more chaos perpetrated by malicious destruction, the faster a building disintegrates. The same is true for a nation.

President Obama, the Democrat Party, and whoever sits behind the scenes sow method after method of chaos. And, in some cases, inaction is the chaos sowed.

They stab the giant known as the United States of America repeatedly, hoping that it will finally fall, hoping for utter destruction.

And remember: Former President Obama was the wrecking-ball, not the wrecker. The attempted takedown of America began way before he came on the scene. He is merely doing what a century of Gramscian infiltration designed him to do.

What we are seeing before our very eyes is merely escalation. And desperation.

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Black Americana and Historical Perspective


The brothers Johnson
75 of 5000

This was originally posted by me in defense of Black History Month several years ago at DaTechGuy Blog's old site. It is the third of a three-part series.

I'm revisiting the topic in the wake of reports that the NFL plans to play Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing -- colloquially known among black Americans roughly my age (58) and older as the "Black National Anthem" -- before the actual National Anthem, beginning this coming season. [See update at end.]

Just so that we are clear: I am against the NFL's decision. When you get to the end of this post, you'll discover what, exactly, I am defending.

As an aside, one wonders how long the NFL's decision will stand after somebody discovers the overt Christianity and love for the USA in the lyrics of Lift.

*****
Many persons believe that the history of black Americans is worthless -- a belief which stems from three factors:
1) that much of widely-known African history and the history of Americans who are black consists of victimization: litany of failures, slavery, oppression, colonialism and perceived lack of innovation,
2) that some black Americans use the American history of slavery and oppression to induce white guilt, and
3) that some black Americans use the same as an excuse for personal failure.
But if it is important that we know the history of our country’s founding and the important political, military, religious and social movements which have shaped this nation’s character — this nation’s people — then the well-informed citizen cannot escape this category of that history; to attempt to do so would be to separate black Americans from the rest of our countrymen once again.
Example: [In 2008], there was much ado about the hymn Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing, colloquially known since the 1940s as the Negro or Black National Anthem. Many who had not known of the song, its origin, its significance or its informal role among black Americans, misinterpreted it as some sort of repudiation of whiteness and/or of America-as-founded (a notion which has been exacerbated by actual repudiators of whiteness). But the merest bit of investigation into these areas and the deployment of some historical perspective reveal that  John  Rosamond Johnson and James Weldon Johnson composed the song as an anthem to God and to a nation which contemporaneously excluded black Americans.
But like any other tool — books and banners, for example — songs can be used for good, neutral, and evil purposes. That fact is separate from the intrinsic good, neutrality or evil of a specified tool, but without necessary the information — without history — the truth gets lost and the tool become a bludgeon, and that is what happened to Lift.
At the beginning of former Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s annual State of the City address in 2008 (a prelude to the Democratic National Convention of that year), there was a major brouhaha regarding the song when a singer named Rene Marie sang it in place of the Star-Spangled Banner, rather than in the usual order which the song is rendered, after The National Anthem.
At two separate blogs — Hot Air and Breitbart, I provided background on the song. The hosts were cordial and willing to receive new information. The commenters, however, were a different story.  I was attacked by some commenters at both sites, but I didn’t take the ignorance and blatant racial slurs personally from the Breitbart commenters since I rarely comment there.
With the Hot Air commenters, however, the situation was very painful, since I was a regular commenter there and both Ed Morrissey and Allahpundit occasionally featured posts from my blogs.  There were no racial slurs, but being called a liar by people who “know” me was shocking.
The most shocking thing about the two episodes, however, was that so few of the commenters had even heard of the song — a song about which I can’t recall not knowing.
I’ve had a number of years to think about this and I’ve come to this conclusion: most of us — meaning most Americans — like to celebrate the good parts of our country’s history, but we often ignore the parts which might make us uncomfortable or cause us to reach uncomfortable conclusions about other Americans.
And most people don’t want to be guilt-tripped … especially for the actions of others. So it is that much of black American history is ignored by other Americans, especially white ones. But this type of knowledge gap has allowed the originally apolitical song to be used by all manner of political opportunists, all Leftist in nature.
Well, if you are afraid of being guilt-tripped, then I don’t know what to tell you, because anyone with a strong sense of self and strong attachment to truth can refuse inappropriate guilty feelings. And that same devotion to truth should make such people hungry for both the good and uncomplimentary history of a group people who are the most American of Americans.
“What would happen if there was a White History Month?”
This often-deployed rhetorical response to Black History Month always betrays a lack of historical perspective and an ability to be guilt-tripped. (If someone wanted to create a White History Month why should they care what anyone else thinks?) I would applaud any individual who actually made an attempt to create such a cultural totem. Why?
Because, my fellow Americans who are white: your history is my history…and mine, yours. Let’s all act like it.

*Sources say that the NFL will play the hymn as specified during the opening week only. I'm still against it.
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Friday, June 26, 2020

Present Help

And who is my neighbour?

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On Twitter, Dr. Shay -- a black lady -- shared the following.
It was almost identical to something that happen to me back in the 80s.

This is a repost from way back at my old blog platform.

*****

Back when I bought my first car in the early eighties, I was still rather inattentive as to how much gas was in it. One day, I ran out of gas. (This was on Lowry AFB, CO.)

I kept trying to flag people down. A little over a dozen cars passed me by. More than half of the motorists were black.

Suddenly, a white guy driving a pick up truck with the Stars and Bars in the back window stops. He’s wearing a cowboy hat. The truck plates were from a southern state (don't remember which).

The guy gets out and says, "Kin ah hep yew, ma'am?" I told him my plight. Of course he's got a gas can. He goes to the gas station, gets some gas and brings it back. He wouldn't let me touch the can and he refused any money from me, though I offered twice.

God bless him, wherever he is.

*****

From what I've seen in my nearly sixty years, southern men of any persuasion will help a lady of any persuasion. It's a general observation, of course. Others in the know inform me that this trait is specifically instilled by their mothers.

Helping strangers is the never-ending ripple created by a small stone dropped in the waters of memory.

There is a lot of good in our country. Remember that.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Leaders and Soldiers of the Escalating War

It's not who you think it is

Battle at the Black Gate. Lord of the Rings.

Several months ago, while I was perusing YouTube, its suggestion feature gave me an interview with a guy whose name I had never heard prior. I often watch Christian videos but tend to ignore many of the suggestions because there are more than a few crackpots out there claiming to speak for God. However, for some reason I listened to this one and was intrigued.

The interviewee – Michael Heiser – has a doctorate in Hebrew Bible and Semitic Studies and has an extensive resume in academia.

The upshot is that I bought the audiobook version of his book – his doctoral dissertation -- The Unseen Realm and listened to it, and then again. And I will listen to it again, soon. It’s not that it’s difficult to understand, but there is so much information.

His premise is called the Divine Council Worldview. A brief description of it is here.
The Divine Council is the view that Yahweh; The God of Israel is the Master of a pantheon, if you will, consisting of lesser gods who serve Him, carry out His will, and even deliberate with Him in decision making. Some of these members were assigned to the 70 nations listed in Genesis 10 after the Babel event, but they judged the nations they were assigned to corruptly, so God pronounced judgment on them that they would die like men. These gods became the pagan gods that Israel’s neighbors worshiped and who warred against God all throughout salvation history.
This is based, primarily, on these scriptures.

Psalm 82:1-7
1 God [Elohim] standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods [elohim].
2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
Deuteronomy 32:8-9
8 When the Most High apportioned the nations as an inheritance, when he divided up humankind, he established the borders of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God.
9 But the LORD’s portion is his people, Jacob his allotted heritage.
There are many more references to these rulers over (gentile) nations in the Bible. The book of Daniel comes to mind.

Back in 2014, I wrote a long piece theorizing that people of black African descent were cursed with scattered thinking via two means – the curse of Canaan and the Tower of Babel.

I used the Bible and a short overview of history as evidence. Initially, I didn’t get too much feedback and one well-known troll of black conservative blogs postulated that I was crazy.

Over the years, however, people have run across the post and have received it well.

The only flaw in my thinking was the absence of a framework for the theory. Unseen Realm provides this.

My new conclusion is that black Africans are not cursed necessarily; it’s that we have long been misled by disobedient and particularly malevolent elohim and continue to be recipients of their deception when we are outside the boundaries of the Salvation of Jesus the Christ.

After reading the book – actually, I listened to it using Audible -- the pieces fell into place. It seems to me that the wayward elohim vary in quality as to how they (mis)lead their charges.

As mentioned above, there are 70 nations in this world. To modern ears, the word nation conjures what is properly called nation-state. But nation in the biblical context refers to ethnic groups. Some of these have developed separate languages, histories, customs, etc. over the centuries and consider themselves distinct from each other, but have the same spirit nonetheless.

Each nation has listened or hearkened to the corresponding spirit that rules over it and continues to do so. Those that rule over black Africans are the worst, in my opinion, and continuously lead us down the path of scattered thinking, degradation, and, ultimately destruction.

What we are seeing in front of us right now is an escalation of a war in the spirit world. The evil, disobedient spirits who have misled those of us of black African descent for millennia seek to rule over those who rule the other nations and to drown out the call of the Holy Spirit using long-seeded pride in our race. Therefore, those who are influenced by these spirits cannot abide the notion that all lives matter and react with rage when others assert this. To the unwitting, only black lives do.

This is why the war against white “supremacy” and “white privilege” is a thing. In reality, it is a war between Powers and Principalities.

(Whites are privileged but not in and of themselves. It's only in this manner: over the centuries, most of the white European nation-states and America have been under the influence of the Holy Spirit and have worshiped the Elohim of elohims -- Yahweh. Imperfectly, yes, but true nonetheless.)

(And it is true also that they have felt the misrule of their own disobedient elohim, as demonstrated by many things, including the continuous tribal wars in Europe and the genocide against many groups, most prominently of Yahweh's allotted nation, the Hebrews/Israelites/Jews. What do you think that the occultism of the Third Reich was about?)

This whole thing is the reason that the outrage goes far outside of the boundaries of proportion when a white person – especially a police officer – kills a black person, but not the other way around nor when a black person kills another black person. The latter two are far more frequent than the former, however, the disobedient elohim don’t care about black people dying and, therefore, neither do their human minions – as long as it’s not at the hands of “enemy forces.”

I must stress again that this is a spiritual war and that we – human beings -- are proxies for this war.

The more I think about it, it seems that all wars to take over land belonging to others are also manifestations of this spiritual war. After all, God allotted land and borders to each nation, but all borders and demographics have changed so many times that is a waste of time to keep count.

Here's another bit of framework:

The notion that black people – or any other group – should act in a manner to please their ancestors is camouflage for worship of the disobedient elohim. Any Christian who suggests that we do this is making the “spirits of their ancestors” – e.g. the disobedient elohim -- equal with the Holy Spirit. That is heresy and an abomination.

Even black Christians hear the call to worship and please entities other than the Big Elohim and, without continuously reading the Word of God, meditating on it and acting based on it, he/she can be led astray because racialism -- Carcass Worship -- appeals to our pride. (Leading Christians of any nation astray is the primary goal of the Devil and his minions, the disobedient elohim.)

More framework:

When black liberals sling racial epithets like “coon” and “Uncle Tom" at black conservatives, they are being influenced by the disobedient elohim. Without even knowing it, they are really calling us infidels; traitors to the cause of the disobedient elohim.

Dr. Heiser also points out that Jesus the Christ is the means for all to be released from the bondage of their particular disobedient elohim, to become Yahweh’s children and therefore members of His family. Steve Graham once pointed out that all Christians have Christ as our race and creed, which, if we are all members of Yahweh’s family, makes perfect sense.

Every single racial inflammation is war-related especially those which attempt to set one race over others.

The spectacle below is merely a pledge of allegiance to the principalities that appear to be winning. These people are preemptively surrendering.



Of course, there is only one side worth being on in this war; the one that was victorious 2000+ years ago. The one whose Father picks His children from among all of the nations/races/tribes/ethnic group -- including His own allotment -- and makes them a part of one family.

But it is definitely time to pick a side.


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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

My May 2020 Post Digest for Da Tech Guy Blog


State of Shock
Strangely enough however, I don’t think that it will be violence that will break the stranglehold, at least not mass violence. [Quoted just to point out that I was dead wrong!]
OG Fascist
[S]ome of my friends (...) are quick to wield the Cudgel of Fascism against actions they frown upon and against actors of whom they disapprove. And, yes, I’m talking about conservatives this time.
My Wuhan Virus Regimen
No claims on whether this regimen cures or prevents anything, but it can’t hurt.
Jackson’s Party Trumps His Faith
There have always been fake pastors, but Jackson is the modern American forerunner — and Sharpton is his “son” — selling fear instead of faith. But he’s old now and irrelevant.

Beware of the fear-pastors who are not so old.
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Monday, June 1, 2020

Sunday "Law" Breaking

Lakselvbukt Church in Norway


It was preternaturally quiet in my neighborhood last night, even more so that it was at the beginning of the Wuhan Pandemic lock-down. The month of May is usually when people around here start intermittent testing of whatever fireworks they can obtain in the run-up to Independence Day.

Only the occasion far off explosion and a couple of helicopters broke the general silence.

Yesterday was interesting. My church has been live-streaming Sunday service almost from the beginning of the lock-down. Then, a couple of weeks ago, my pastor decided that enough was enough and planned to open for regular service, albeit under the guidelines prescribed by the CDC.

This was decided before all the back and forth about whether California churches should be allowed to resume operations.

Allowed.
A sharply divided Supreme Court late Friday turned aside a church's urgent plea that California's coronavirus lockdown orders are putting an unconstitutional burden on religious freedom.
Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's liberals in rejecting a San Diego church's request for relief from Gov. Gavin Newsom's most recent directive limiting churches to 25% of their normal maximum capacity, with an absolute maximum of 100 people at any service.
Anyway, a week ago I had been thinking that there might be some push-back from local/state law enforcement when we again gathered together in the name of Jesus. I prayed about it, of course, and asked God  that whatever happened, He would get the glory.

Immediately afterward the killing of George Floyd became news, spurring the subsequent national riots.

I haven’t checked to see which other California churches and other houses of worship conducted services this weekend, but ours did and there were more than 100 people there.

However, I’m going to guess that our local law enforcement entities might have had their hands too full to police up any worshipers of the deity of their choice. Coincidence? I don't believe in those.

We’ll see what happens next week.

In the meantime, there is protection to be had by any who ask. But there are conditions.

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Slow Joe and the Volcano of Gaffe That is His Mouth

Nice teeth.


This morning's fun:
Former Vice President Joe Biden told a popular black radio personality Thursday that he “ain’t black” if he was still weighing whether to support President Donald Trump in November’s general election — provoking outrage from the White House’s Republican allies and inducing queasiness among even some Democratic operatives.

The eyebrow-raising remarks from the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee came during an at-times contentious interview on “The Breakfast Club” that aired Friday morning, during which co-host Charlamagne tha God challenged Biden over his decadeslong record on racial issues and current contemplation of a black, female running mate.

(snip)

“Listen, you’ve got to come see us when you come to New York, VP Biden,” Charlamagne said. “It’s a long way until November. We’ve got more questions.”

“You’ve got more questions?” Biden replied. “Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
I ain't (heh) even mad that he said it.

The Democrats will spin this in one of four ways (at least). None of them will be good for them.
  1. Biden is senile.
  2. Biden is telling the truth.
  3. Biden was talking about being “politically black.” 
  4. Biden was merely making his host feel good – also known as pandering.
Here are the answers to those spins.

1. It is probably true that Biden has dementia, but other that a trained medical professional, who could tell? Biden has been lying about himself and others and making racist assertions for nearly his entire public life. From a lay point of view, the only thing that’s different now than, say, in 2008, is that his ability to enunciate seems significantly impaired. If they admit this, they admit that he's a placeholder.

2. Oh, good luck with this one, Democrats! We on the right who happen to be black are used to this nonsense and to the obliviousness of those who assert it.

Simply, those who assign a particular way of thinking to a race are in agreement with white supremacists. They are merely less honest with themselves and less brave than self-labelled white supremacists.

3. Hahahaha! Biden’s only knowledge about this comes from politically Democrat blacks like his former boss, as if he would know. And, as I said to the lovely Miss alexthechick, the notion that Biden has ever been able to comprehend a nuanced term like “politically black” much less use it properly is coffee-spewingly funny.

4. A given.

Interesting that this is the most forceful thing that 2020 Democratic Party presumptive presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden has publicly said in weeks, months or, possibly years other than threatening to punch a voter's lights out or calling another voter an "lying, dog-faced pony soldier."

He didn’t sound confused nor did he forget words or trip over them. He really believes this and will not see anything wrong with it.

And he will threaten to knock you on your ass if you tell him that he’s wrong and racist … unless your name is Stacey Abrams. But Miss Abrams will probably assert Democrat Spin #2 as listed above.

Assuming that Biden is picked as the Democratic Party nominee for president, do you think there will be at least one debate?

I do hope so. Something so rabidly entertaining has to come out of so dismal a year. I predict that it will mark a turning point.

“Hey Slow Joe! Do you think my friend over there, Dr. Ben Carson, is black? After all, he voted for me in 2016 and will vote for me again. What say you, Joe?”

Oh, let me compose the questions!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Dreaming of Next Year


People tell me that I've done some good work here in the past few weeks.

Around the time that I published the final part of my Obama series, a random guy tried to shame me for pinning my Tip Jar to the top of my Twitter feed. In the middle of the Wuhan pandemic, this blithering idiot told me to "Get a job!" 

In California that has ravaged independent contractors -- like me -- since January 1st using California Assembly Bill 5, this moron told me to "Get a job!" 

I lost several side gigs because of the evil AB5. And Governor Newsom hasn't rescinded it ... not that I expect it from him. But some moron told me to "Get a job!"

Therefore I cannot be shamed, not about that, anyway.

I've watched people toss hundreds of thousands of dollars at people like the infamous Peter Strzok after he was fired from the FBI and tried to not be angry or covetous. And then I had to grudgingly admire the left and the anti-Trump contingent for a very specific reason.

They take care of their own.

Between Twitter and Facebook, I have a little over 10,000 followers. If I could get roughly half of you to donation $5 or more, I could stop worrying about things like.
  • Rent
  • Electric bill
  • Car and renter's insurance for the year. It's cheap because I'm old.
  • Car registration (June)
  • Car repair -- electrical problem; I have to disconnect the battery whenever I'm going to stay put for longer than an hour else it will drain dry.
  • Light switches -- two have worn out.
  • Laptop maintenance -- I have more than one.
  • Printer repair
... at least for a minute.

How lovely it will be to one day just read, write and analyze and not sweat these things! Next year when I get my retirement, things will ease up. Also, I think we will still be a solid country then and will look back in wonder that we made it through.

In the meantime, if you like my work from the past few weeks, hit the Tip Jar!

If you have donated during that period or you donate regularly, consider yourself exempt from the exhortation.

And now, I'm going to do my job.

Oh, one more thing: some have asked why I stay in California. Go here to find out.

UPDATE: At the top of every new post, I will list the donor count -- not the amount. Right now, it's 1 of 5000.

UPDATE (7/8/2020): 75 of 5000.

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