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Virtual “Blackface” and the Squad

July 29, 2019

I’m tired of the Democratic Party’s race baiting.  The most recent example is the blatant lie that President Donald Trump’s criticism of  the four female Representatives  on “The  Squad”  was racist.   Pardon my shouting, but REP. RASHIDA TLAIB AND  REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ ARE WHITE.   The complexions I see on my computer indicate they could have used a whites only restroom in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1955.

Tlaib is Palestinian and Palestinians, like other Middle East peoples,   belong to the so-called “white race”.  It may come as a shock to those who call themselves “Aryans”, but Aryans are Indo-Iranians.

AOC is among the 75% of Puerto Ricans who are white.  Light complexioned European ancestry Hispanics have long been considered “white”, especially those from Puerto Rico, Cuba and Mexico.  My first 11 years I lived in segregated Wichita.  There were no black residents in my south Wichita neighborhood,  but my elementary school had a popular Mexican teacher.   I was allowed to invite the Mexican boy in my class to my birthday party and attended a party at his house.  The husband on  the popular “I Love Lucy” show was from Cuba.   On the “Cisco  Kid” two Mexican heroes helped capture Western outlaws.

A century ago some white comics would put on blackface makeup because they believed people would be more likely to  laugh at their jokes if they wore blackface.   Even the great Bob Hope used blackface early in his career.  Hope told Dick Cavett  in a television interview that he stopped using blackface after he arrived at the theater too late to put on the makeup.    The manager told him to do his act without makeup.  The audience reaction  convinced Hope he  didn’t need the makeup.

Tlaib and AOC,or perhaps Democratic Party leaders, are trying to use virtual blackface to get people to support their programs or to try to prevent criticism..  A century ago southern Democrats  would use racial allegations to con white voters and divert their attention from real issues.  Today Democrats falsely claim  that individuals or actions are racist to con black voters and divert their attention from issue positions that might benefit them.

Hire the People on the Border to Build the Wall

May 22, 2019

When is  President Donald Trump going to recognize that the  best way to deal with the border people is to hire them to build the wall?

Hiring the border people to build the wall  would create a win  / win  situation.  The border people would win by getting jobs.

People living in the United States would win because people entering  the country from the south in the future would have to pass though check points where they could be screened for contagious diseases.   The recent measles outbreaks demonstrate the potential danger of open  borders.     Dangerous diseases like tuberculosis  that are largely controlled in the United States can  be common in countries some “illegals” come from.   There are more HIV/AIDS deaths per million south of our border than in our country.

A century ago a judge might have agreed to punish illegal immigrants by forcing them to build a wall.  Judges no longer order such forced labor, but the government can hire immigrants to build a wall.

The large number of unemployed people on the border provide a golden opportunity to build a wall that was first needed in the 19th Century when raiders would cross the border to attack settlers.  We need to take advantage of the opportunity to build the wall now.    Having the border people construct the wall would produce a work force that could be used to construct the infrastructure projects we also need. Trump’s economic program is creating so many jobs that we may not otherwise have enough extra workers for essential infrastructure projects.

Abortion Supporters Are on the Wrong Side of Alice’s Looking Glass

January 5, 2019

Alice’s looking glass had an odd  property.  It not only reversed the appearance of objects, it reversed logic..

When Alice entered the world behind the  mirror ‘she discovered that if she tried to run she remained in place.   If she wanted to go toward something she had to try to move away from it.

The claim that abortion “empowers” women uses such reverse logic.  The most powerful action a woman can take is to make a new human being.   Abortion shuts down that powerful activity.

Making babies allows women to have a huge impact on the world. .   Two of the most important people of the last 70 years didn’t hold high government office themselves. Rose Kennedy and Barbara Bush impacted the world by producing sons who held various high offices.

The Kennedy and Bush sons received a boost because the mothers were in politically prominent families.   However,  a woman can produce a powerful child without being part of  such  a family.

We would never have heard of Virginia  Clinton Kelley or Stanley Ann Dunham if they had not been powerful enough to produce sons Bill Clinton and Barack Obama who achieved the office of President of the United States.

Powerful women make babies.   Powerless  women get abortions.

Put Immigrants in Democratic Districts

October 28, 2018

If President Donald Trump can’t keep the caravan from entering the country, he should try to transport the participants to congressional districts whose voters elected a Democrat to Congress. Many Democrats want to encourage immigration so we should expect voters in those districts to welcome immigrants and be willing to share local resources including jobs with immigrants.

Voters who don’t want more immigrants in their districts shouldn’t elect politicians who want to increase immigration.. Voters in higher income districts shouldn’t vote to encourage immigration unless they are willing to have new immigrants for neighbors

What Was Ford Doing at a Party with 4 Boys?

September 21, 2018

Has anyone asked  Christine Blasey Ford   why she attended a party with four boys — if there was a party?

Most of us would suspect that a girl  at a party with four boys  was the “entertainment”.  Considering the way teenage peer pressure works, it is likely she would have been drinking along with the boys, if there was a party.  If  she had been drinking, then her memory of the event would be  unreliable.  She might not remember exactly what happened or even who was at the party.

I say “if there was a party” because  of how she supposedly “remembered” the alleged attack in a therapy session.  “Remembering” alleged childhood sexual incidents in therapy sessions is a characteristic of “false memories”.

There is no good reason to delay the confirmation process for  Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh .   If Ford wanted her allegation investigated she should have come forward at the start of the process.

Is Robert Mueller Covering Up Major Russian Espionage?

September 12, 2018

Robert Mueller and his staff may be covering up the biggest act of espionage in the United States since the acquisition of atomic secrets by the Russians at the start of the Cold War.  Mueller is supposed to be investigating what the Russian hackers called “Fancy Bear” did during the 2016 election.  However, he continues to ignore an Associated Press expose indicating Fancy Bear focused on non-partisan email users including defense industry employees and those in the intelligence community.  According to the AP,   Department of Justice employees were aware of  what Fancy Bear was doing, but didn’t warn those whose emails were being hacked.  .  Fancy Bear used access to the Democrats national committee emails as a cover story to hide what may have been the real reason for the operation from the meatheads at the Department of Justice (DOJ)..

The popular myth is that Fancy Bear was accessing the Democratic Party’s emails to help Russia influence the 2016 presidential election.  Russia couldn’t have used the Democratic national committee emails to influence the presidential election because the candidates’ organizations run the presidential campaigns — not the national party organizations.    It is unlikely Russia needed hackers to get the Democratic emails.   Russia almost certainly had an agent planted in the Democratic national organization who would have used a zip drive to copy emails along with general information  about party personnel and supporters. An agent in the organization can use conversations to obtain information that is never placed in the computer.  China and Israel also probably had agents in the Democrats organization.

It may come as a surprise to some politicians and journalists, but Americans and Russians and their allies have been spying on each other and attempting to influence political opinions in each other’s countries for 70 years.

It is time to recognize that Fancy Bear was conducting a major espionage operation rather than attempting to play politics.   I don’t know if the Justice Department’s Fancy Bear  collaborators  were just stupid or  the Russians paid them for their services.   Nor, do I know if Mueller and his staff are taking money from the Russians or they’re just trying to protect “dirty” DOJ employees and possibly former President Barack Obama.     Obama’s cybersecurity coordinator Michael Daniel has indicated Obama told DOJ employees not to stop the Russians.

It’s time for President Donald Trump to replace Mueller and his band of incompetents with investigators who  have never worked for the Department of Justice.   Their mission should be to identify and prosecute those who collaborated with the Russian hackers and to determine if the Russians were able to use the knowledge they obtained to access classified information or infiltrate corporate or government computers.

Even if personal emails didn’t contain classified information, they could have helped identify people who could be black mailed or be willing to accept bribes.   Emails could  have identified disgruntled employees who might welcome help to get even with an “unfair” employer.   A covert agent could get acquainted with the employee and then  tell the employee how he or someone he knew got even.

Marijuana Kills People

June 14, 2018

When a mass shooting occurs, some people act as if the guns themselves are responsible rather than the people who use them, Other people respond with the statement: “Guns don’t kill people. People do.” The statement is true because guns cannot independently affect the operation of the human brain.

The brain is a complex system controlled by the interaction of various chemicals. People use marijuana because it is one of the chemicals .that can affect the operation of the brain. Unfortunately, there is a dark side to marijuana. In addition to creating the sensation of feeling “high”, marijuana can cause behavior that kills.

Marijuana has two ways of killing people. Marijuana reduces the brain’s ability to detect and respond appropriately to danger such as when driving a car. Sometimes the marijuana user dies from a traffic accident. Sometime the person who dies was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Marijuana is associated with homicidal behavior. Marijuana violence often involves firearms. Some of this violence is due to marijuana’s tendency to induce paranoia in some people. Marijuana heightens the sense of fear as it does the other senses.

The sense of smell can play a role in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD]. Police officers who have had a bad experience with drug dealers or marijuana users could become overly fearful if they smell marijuana on someone they are dealing and be more likely to shoot than they would be otherwise. Government needs to finance research on this possibility.

How Mark Felt and Leon Jaworski Helped the Commies

June 7, 2018

I don’t believe FBI Associate Director Mark Felt  and  Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski  deliberately set out to give “aid and comfort” to America’s communist enemies, but they couldn’t have done more to help the Soviet bloc countries if they had been leaders of American communists.   Their misuse of their  positions to undermine President Richard Nixon weakened the presidency and thus the ability of the United States to compete with the Soviet Bloc.

They took advantage of a botched CIA “black bag” operation to destroy Richard Nixon in spite of the fact that the United States was leading democratic nations in a long term conflict with an alliance of communist dictatorships.   The burglary fit a pattern of CIA/FBI operations later investigated by  Frank Church’s Senate Committee.  Len Colodny and Robert Gettlin in their book Silent Coup state that someone convinced  White House Counsel John Dean he should have CIA personnel investigate a claim about an acquaintance of his by breaking into the Democratic party headuarters.

The details about Watergate are not important.  What is important is that it was oneof many operations carried out by government agecies that included the bugging of Dr Martin Luther King .    The misuse of the incident to force Nixon out of office was a disaster for the United States that created opportunities for the Soviet Union and its allies   The Democratic Republic of Vietnam took advantage of the weakened United States  presidency to launch an invasion of South Vietnam that one or two B-52 raids could have ended.   The weakness of the United States  allowed Iranian students to take over the American embassy and the Soviet Union to invade Afghanistan.

The strength of the United States depends upon the strength of its president.    Leon Jaworski’s over throw of Nixon was a disaster for the United States in domestic policy as well as in foreign policy. The country had economic troubles for a decade after the overthrow of  the Nixon administration.

Roseanne’s Tweet Isn’t Racist

June 7, 2018

Slandering apes by comparing them to politicians isn’t racist because comparisons can involve both black and white politicians. The practice isn’t new.

Who does the following rant describe? ”This guy is weird! This guy’s, like, an ape. He’s got ape arms! He’s got, like, ape-awkward arms. This guy’s, like, an ape-awkward guy! This guyyy! Is an ape;”

No, it’s not President Barack Obama. He was a president, but he wasn’t a Democrat.

No, it’s not President George W Bush. Many people nicknamed Bush with variations of the word “Chimpy”, but this president lived in a different century and had a long lanky build..

Well would you believe “the Illinois Ape [The Original Gorilla The Orangutan in the White House]” was none other than President “Ape” Lincoln. I mean Abe Lincoln

Valerie Jarrette would be in good company if Roseanne had compared her to an ape, However, Roseanne didn’t say Jarrette was an ape. Roseanne tweeted “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”

Johnny Carson occasionally observed that if a comic had to explain a line it wouldn’t get a laugh. Comics rarely analyze situation. They make observations based on a superficial view or use an idea that comes from their subconscious. Sometimes they will get a laugh and other times they may lay an egg.

“The Planet of the Apes” is a series of movies based on a science fiction story set in earth’s distant future. Apes have displaced complacent humans as the most intelligent species. If Roseanne is making a negative comment about Jarrette then obviously Jarrette would be one of the “dumb” humans rather than one of the intelligent apes.

I realize that those who support the old southern one drop rule consider Jarrette black, but her DNA is more European than African. The people of the Middle East are white. The Europeans originated in the Middle East. For example, the Aryans are Indo-Iranians.

Roseanne’s combining of the Muslim brotherhood with “The Planet of the Apes is interesting because the Muslim culture is attempting to displace the European culture like apes displaced humans.

The Ultimate John Kennedy Assassination Theory

May 28, 2018

For decades the debate over who killed President John F. Kennedy has involved one group who claims Lee Harvey Oswald did it and another blaming the CIA. They continue to ignore the possibility both claims are correct. The CIA is a spy organization. Some of its agents masquerade as supporters of the enemy so they can get inside enemy organizations.

Oswald could easily have been such a covert agent. If so he would have been a logical choice to kill Kennedy. The CIA might have hoped Oswald’s apparent support for Cuban President Fidel Castro would cause public opinion to demand retaliation against Castro. Oswald might have planned “to give into” expected intensive interrogation and say the Cuban government had told him to shoot Kennedy.

I don’t have any information that Oswald was or wasn’t associated with the CIA. Of course the CIA would never admit if he was with the CIA. His previous flirtations with Russia and Cuba might have been efforts to gain information for the CIA. The communists lack of interest in him could have indicated they were suspicious of his motives.

I have always been troubled by fact that someone with Oswald’s background was allowed to be where he was on that fateful day. The previous school year I had done a research paper on the Secret Service. My research indicated that the Secret Service would normally have prevented someone like Oswald from being in a building along the motorcade route.

One fact that wasn’t known to the public at the time was that one of the last actions taken by the CIA’s predecessor, the OSS, was the killing of General George Patton.

I have no interest in pursuing this theory further I’ll leave that decision up to those who are more familiar with the incident than I am.