Why would Al Gore smile so big? If the end of the civilized world is nigh, why would a fella smirk? Because he thinks he has been proven right. And being right is more important than the future of the planet. Such are the dimensions of the egomaniacal politician.
I( am rather cynical in my vision of climate change. I have been through too many “chicken little” episodes throughout the years. And one of the first things I learned about science in college is that paradigms are developed to fall. One hundred and 50 years ago Newtonian physical was the be all, end all in math theory. Then a rather dumpy little German Jew got tired of working at the patent office and he dedicated his efforts to studying physics. And thus Einsteinium physicals came to be. ……And Newton could take a nap.
A good scientist is a serial-sacred-“cow murderer”. If he does not kill a cow. The scientist has achieved nothing in his career. Paradigms must fall if science is to progress.
A primer modern Israeli History. The complicated history of the state of Israel would not be complicated were it not for the vested interest in disinformation by so many with skin in the fight. This is just a simplification of that history so that we can all keep our loyalties straight.
I don’t remember when we stopped saying the pledge of allegiance, but I do recall saying the pledge at the beginning of each school day in grade school. We were lead in the pledge by Mrs Geise, a white haired old lady with no love in her heart for anyone.
Some fifty-six years later I heard the words wafting from my youngest daughters first hour class room. I was both shocked and gratified to hear the fateful words on so many young voices these days. With the political climate as fowl as it is now, one is as likely to hear how much America is hated as anything else.
There is a modicum of guilt I feel when I agree with Bill Maher. He is such a knee jerk cynic I feel I am making some mistake in judgment when I do. But cynics are very often right, at least often enough to keep them talking. Tiaib a caustic anti-Semite with all of the bombast but none of the wit of Maher, behaves like her Congressional career, about a year old, is nothing but a stepping stone to greater conquests in the middle east, destroying Israel. The local politics that elected her, in her district is probably a mystery to her, she appears to haave her head in the Golan Heights more than in any issue in this country.
But Bill does hit a home run with his assessment of her involvement with the BDS movement. KLIKDAPIK for more…..
BILL MAHR V.S. RASHIDA TIAIB AT ODDS, LIKE MOTHRA V.S. RODAN…BOTH OBNOXIOUS AND AGGRESSIVE
Omar gets it. Between the eyes. The honesty of grief confronts the cowardice of a heart swollen with hate. You do not trivialize, weaponize or politicize the death of three thousand innocents.
Things in France feel a bit unsettled. There are areas that pose a threat to the police, ambulances and other first responders who are growing more and more wary of conflicts with Muslim expats when they are called into service in migrant enclaves. Rather than adapting to the cultural imperatives expected of French citizens, migrants are coalescing into defensive ghettos that carry a chip on their shoulders, ready and eagerly waiting for ‘infidel’ French involvement to trigger another conflict.
We don’t worry about dragons under our bed. We don’t fret that we will spin down the drain when the bath tub empties. We don’t lose sleep worrying about ball bearings penetrating our bedroom walls. We are in the civilized west. We don’t worry. We are in “Fortress America” and our moat (the Atlantic Ocean) is a couple thousand miles wide.
FIREMEN TEND A VAN TORCHED DURING RIOTS IN GRENOBLE, FRANCE MARCH 2019 KLIKDAPIK for more.
We should feel safe. But the sense of safety is a fragile thing. A snap of a twig in the shadows is enough to shatter our serenity. The flash of eyes in the darkness can terrify a whole boy scout troop in a second.
18 years ago yesterday terrorists of the Muslim variety went to work one morning. Just one morning on American soil. The action of suicide crashing three planes into the World Trade Towers and Pentagon in just a couple of hours, precipitated two wars, one of which we are still fighting, and a general mobilization of our military throughout the world. Thousands beyond the three thousand lost on that first morning have fallen fighting the Taliban creatures, and Al-Qaida, the Fedayeen and their cute Toyota technicals and ultimately, ISIS.
Our world has been changed. The changes have been forced upon us. When I walked across the street to Longfellow Public Grade School as a young miscreant, having to pass through a metal detector was beyond my experience. But our world has been changed,………forever. Keep an eye on Europe….get educated.
Just a sound bite. Acosta getting smacked down by Steve Mnuchin at a news conference by asking what Mnuchin asserted was the “THATS THE MOST REDICULESS QUESTION I’VE EVER HEARS OF.”
I just love these precious moments. .
THE SURPRISE RETURN OF WASSERMAN SCHULTZ!!!!
SCHULTZ PUT ON A LITTLE MAKEUP BEFORE THE HEARING
I HAVE BEEN IN COURT A FEW TIMES AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I EVER HEARD A INTERRAGATOR QUESTION SOMEONE JUST SO SHE COULD HAVE IT WRITTEN INTO THE RECORD THAT EVERYTHING SHE ASKED FOR IN HER EXAMINATION WAS CONTRIVED AND THAT THE WITNESS SHOULD NOT BE BELIEVED.!
SO MUCH FOR WEIGHING THE EVIDENSE! HER STATEMENTS REVEAL HER PREJUDICE, THEY ALSO ILLUSTRATE THAT SHE IS ASKING THE QUESTIONS TO MAKE A POLITICAL POINT
“The gun took aim and killed the sheriff.” A high school newspaper would have pimply faced little editors who would catch such a obvious error. The line above is stating the gun took action and of it’s own volition, killed somebody. The New York Times should have editors that can do better than…..”Eighteen years have passed since airplanes took aim and brought down the world trade center.” Big event. An anniversary of that event. Thousands of people died. Many more were in attendance on the site to pay homage to the fallen innocents. So the NYT trivializes the whole affair by kneeling before the god of political correctness. Are there no grown-ups on the editorial staff of the times. KLIKDAPIK for more on the abandonment of critical thinking as the ‘Grey Lady’ dutifully puts on her aluminum hat.
Ashura. It’s just like Christmas but with out the lights, Santa Clause, presents, mistletoe, a message of peace on earth and good will toward men. Hell it’s not even burdened by Jesus hanging around in the shadows. Now Ashura does celebrate the martyrdom of Husain, Grandson of Big Mo. Ashura is great entertainment as a spectator sport in that there is a lot of action as men and male children flay, lacerate, fillet, scalp, gouge, cut by knife, shards of glass, all forms of cat ‘o’ nine tails which can be made with items ranging broken glass or sharp metal shards. Loads of family fun, deep bonding as you slice open you’re grandbaby’s scalp to get that measure of blood that qualifies him as a true believer.
You don’t want to get your cat ‘o’ nine tails tangled in your hair. It’s just a little embarrassing.