Monday, April 30, 2018

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

Kids these days will never know the pure, bone-chilling fear of calling a girl at home only to have her dad pick up the phone.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Trump Derangement Translator

Dilbert and Trump characters courtesy of Scott Adams
At a ceremony for Olympic and Paralympic athletes Friday at the White House, President Trump said “What happened with the Paralympics was so incredible and so inspiring to me. And I watched — it’s a little tough to watch too much, but I watched as much as I could. It was really fantastic, and I want to thank you.”

The Trump haters decided the President’s comment “occupied a gray area of offensiveness.”
Chris Hayes, host of MSNBC’s “All In With Chris”, tweeted:
Scott Adams, the millionaire creator of the office-humor comic strip Dilbert who switched his endorsement from Clinton to Trump in September 2016 noticed Hayes’ Trump Derangement Syndrome and decided to explore the “bubble” these Trump haters cocoon themselves in. 
Dilbert’s creator congratulated Hayes for escaping his TDS prison following Hayes’ admission he’d wrongly accused the President of mocking the teams whose achievements he was celebrating. 
UPDATE:  Welcome readers of Pirate’s Cove.  We are grateful to the Admiral for linking to this post.

Sen. Jon Tester’s Vicious Character Assassination By Innuendo

The man in charge of the personal health of three presidents from both parties, a decorated combat vet (deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and forward deployed with the Surgical Shock Trauma Platoon in Taqaddum, Iraq) who received the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, four Navy/Marine Corps Commendation medals, three Navy/Marine Corps Achievement medals and numerous unit and campaign awards, never got the chance to answer his accusers or even learn their names this week.
Playing a central role in ending Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson’s chances of leading the Department of Veterans Affairs was Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) who relied on hearsay and innuendo from 23 people alleging a lengthy history of professional misconduct to include a “pattern” of distributing medication without a patient history and crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated following a Secret Service going-away party.
Some Republicans who sit on the Veterans' Affairs Committee said they got no warning Tester would air the allegations so publicly.
Tester should have treated serious allegations with discretion, but he’s out to feed The Resistance as he runs for re-election.
RADM Jackson, who routinely received glowing performance reviews from Presidents Bush and Obama, continued to proclaim the portrait painted of him in recent days was false.
Tester had, heretofore, managed to keep a low profile in Congress but the Chuck Schumer puppet and former Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (2015-2017) has caught the attention of Americans for the way in which he toppled the Veterans Affairs nominee.  Dr. Jackson didn’t deserve days of leaks and smears.
Former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush, Ari Fleischer, tweeted:
Chuck Schumer’s Democrats have invoked cloture on 89 of President Trump’s nominees, a move which triggers 30 hours of debate even on non-controversial candidates, their goal of giving the country and this President only half a government.
The President is justifiably outraged by the obstructionist shenanigans of the left.  I hope the good people of Montana vote Sen. Jon Tester out of office come November.
UPDATE 1:10 PM 04/28/18:  Report from The Associated Press ─ Sen. Tester responded to President Trump’s calls for him to resign by saying he has a duty to make sure veterans in his state get what they’ve earned.  “I’ll never stop fighting for them.” 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Rocket Man Cracks Missile Joke At Historic Korean Summit

According to the NY Daily News, as Kim Jong Un crossed the Demilitarized Zone to meet with South Korea’s President Moon Jae In, he sought to create a light-hearted moment.
Kim joked with his counterpart, “I won’t interrupt your early morning sleep anymore.”

We Live In Interesting Times

Situated near the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in our nation’s capital there stands a memorial dedicated to Korean War Veterans commemorating the sacrifices of the 5.8 million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Services during the 1950-1953 Korean War.
The United States led a 21-nation Allied Force to help South Korea repel an invasion by Soviet Russian and Communist Chinese-backed troops. For three years the fighting on the Korean Peninsula raged. By the time the Armistice was signed on July 27, 1953, 36,574 American military personnel gave their lives in the service of freedom; 103,284 others had been wounded in action; 8,177 were listed as missing in action and 7,747 U.S. military personnel are still unaccounted for. The fighting took its toll on South Korean and Allied Forces as well.
The Trump Administration’s enforcement of maximum sanctions pressure and the emphasis of an unequivocal military threat in August of 2017 when the President declared, “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States.  They will be met with fire, fury and frankly, power the likes of which this world has never seen before,” persuaded Kim to agree to end a seven-decades-long war and pursue complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
The agreement follows a rapid thaw of tensions on the peninsula after a flurry of North Korean missile tests and a hydrogen bomb detonation last year. Kim plans to meet President Trump; the first summit between a North Korean leader and a sitting American president.
The stakes remain high, with Kim on the cusp of developing a missile capable of delivering one of his estimated 60 nuclear bombs to any city in the U.S. ─ a step Trump has threatened war to stop.
According to a published report from The Straits Times, in a joint statement issued by North and South Korea at the Peace House in Panmunjom on April 27, 2018 “The two leaders solemnly declared before the 80 million Korean people and the whole world that there will be no more war on the Korean Peninsula and thus a new era of peace has begun.”
1) The two Koreas will reconnect the blood relations of the people and bring forward the future of co-prosperity and unification led by Koreans by facilitating comprehensive and groundbreaking advancement in inter-Korean relations.
2) South and North Korea agreed to hold dialogue and negotiations in various fields including at high level, and to take active measures for the implementation of the agreements reached at the summit.
3) South and North Korea agreed to endeavor to swiftly resolve the humanitarian issues that resulted from the division of the nation, and to convene the Inter-Korean Red Cross Meeting to discuss and solve various issues, including the reunion of separated families.
4) South and North Korea agreed to actively implement the projects previously agreed in the 2007 October 4 Declaration, in order to promote balanced economic growth and co-prosperity of the nation.
5) South and North Korea will make joint efforts to alleviate the acute military tension and practically eliminate the danger of war on the Korean Peninsula.
6) South and North Korea agreed to completely cease all hostile acts against each other in every domain, including land, air and sea, that are the source of military tension and conflict.
7) South and North Korea will actively cooperate to establish a permanent and solid peace regime on the Korean Peninsula. Bringing an end to the current unnatural state of armistice and establishing a robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula is a historical mission that must not be delayed any further.
8) During this year that marks the 65th anniversary of the Armistice, South and North Korea agreed to actively pursue trilateral meetings involving the two Koreas and the United States, or quadrilateral meetings involving the two Koreas, the United States and China, with a view to declaring an end to the war and establishing a permanent and solid peace regime.
9) South and North Korea confirmed the common goal of realizing, through complete denuclearization, a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.
The conflict that divided the Korean Peninsula is unquestionably the biggest piece of unfinished business that carried over to this century. 
Are Kim’s words about the start of “a new history” and “an age of peace” just rhetoric meant to get the United States to soften its maximum pressure sanctions in exchange for some meaningless promises?
Peace is fragile. It’s also the ultimate achievement for a leader. Those who attain it are heroes.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Jury Slips Conviction Into Cosby Verdict

Today a jury found “America’s Dad”, Bill Cosby, guilty of three counts of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman who was a Temple University employee whom he’d mentored at this home 14 years ago.
The three counts — penetration with lack of consent, penetration while unconscious, and penetration after administering an intoxicant — are felonies, each punishable by up to 10 years in state prison, though the sentences could be served concurrently.
Cosby’s cavalier “Zippity zop mix a quaalude with the pudding pop” attitude finally caught up with him.  He stands convicted and his career is deservedly in shambles.  He faces 30 years in prison but will likely only serve two to five years due to his advanced age.
Immediately following news of the verdict, Bounce TV announced it was immediately pulling “The Cosby Show” from its network entirely.  The network was founded by African American activists Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III.
UPDATE:  Welcome readers of Bad Blue Uncensored News.  We are grateful to Doug Ross for linking to this post. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Something Wonderful: The Lost Voice Guy

“You can’t be beaten by something you laugh at.”
Britain's Got Talent is all about finding a one-of-a-kind act and "The Lost Voice Guy" is the epitome of that pursuit.
As soon as he walked on stage and the audience saw his T–shirt with a leaping wheelchair logo and the slogan “I'm only in it for the parking”, comedian Lee Ridley had the judges and the audience cracking up.
The 37-year-old was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was six months old. Due to complications resulting from his disability, Ridley has been unable to speak for over 30 years.
He uses an iPad equipped with the text-to-speech app Proloquo2Go to synthesize his voice to deliver his unique stand-up comedy routine.

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

         FATHER: Son, chess teaches you everything you need to know about life.
         SON: How’s that Dad?
         FATHER: Only the female piece can do whatever she wants.
         WIFE: 😊

Monday, April 16, 2018

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

"...and they lived happily ever after."
[closes book] Let's take a minute and talk about false hopes.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Logic is not David Hogg's Long Suit

"Gun violence can happen anywhere at anytime." As Artie Johnson might have said, "Verrrrry interesting!" Wasn't his whole shtick, his and the Cuban-dictator-loving teeny boppers he hung out with, that "We don't feel safe in schools anymore!" ? "We're afraid to go back to class until this 'gun violence' threat is addressed!" And now, young Hogg is telling us that he is every bit as safe in class, on those rare occasions he actually attends, as he is in his bedroom playing video games. Badly.

More accurately, he is at no higher risk in class than he is everywhere else. Statistically (I know, David! Math is hard!) at lower risk than he would be anywhere else. School shootings are rare. Unlike the poor tormented lad David's friends bullied, most people, even hardened criminals, are averse to shooting children.

The anti-gunners are fond of quoting national statistic on 'gun violence', yet most of it takes place in large cities under Democrat leadership. Most of them with stringent gun control laws. Criminals do not faithfully obey the law. One of the things that makes even a 'routine' traffic stop so potentially dangerous, is that the criminal illegally carrying an illegal gun is more likely to ignore laws about current registration and functional taillights, too. The police officer who pulled you over for an outdated tag has no idea how many laws you've already broken or are prepared to break.

Since the illustrious Mr. Hogg has admitted that he is no less safe in school as he is "anywhere" else, I propose he should go back to class. Once he graduates, he should find a community college, where he will undoubtedly be placed in a 'bonehead' English course. This is not a cheap shot. Colleges have known for years that high schools are doing a micturating poor job of teaching English that will serve them in a college level educational environment. Mr. Hogg is no exception.

After a year or two of junior college, he may find himself better equipped to successfully apply to an institute of higher learning. Then, maybe he might take a course in logic.

A Walk On The Wild Side

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Acorn Doesn't Fall Far From the Family Tree

“Dear Foremothers, your society was lead by a woman who governed thousands, commanded armies, yielded to no one. When I found you in my DNA, I learned where my strength comes from”
Not the 49% of me from Ireland, Great Britain and Western Europe, apparently!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Build The Wall, Build It Tall, Build it Strong and Build It Now.

How many times do we have to have the slaughter in our southern neighbor paraded before our eyes.? The problem with gun violence isn't guns, it's the murderous people that use them. It is a people problem, not a gun problem.

As an example look at the City of Tijuana just south of San Diego. In only three months Tijuana murders (over 530) have passed the annual number of murders in Baltimore (one of the most violent cities in America) and almost reached the annual level of Chicago. And Mexico has but a single location where you can purchase a firearm, a place in Mexico City known as the "Directorate of Arms and Munitions Sales" which is operated by the Mexican Army.

The clerks are soldiers.
Tijuana sits on the U.S. border with California, approximately 17 miles south of San Diego. A brief look at both cities reveals that San Diego has a population of 1.4 million compared to Tijuana’s 1.8 million. In 2016 and 2017 respectfully, Tijuana finished with 910 and 1,734 homicides while San Diego registered 50 and 34 for each year in straight comparisons, local journalists found at the time. 
The cartel violence in Tijuana has been attributed to a resurgence of remnants from the Cártel de Los Arellano Félix, which is now operating under the name of Cártel Tijuana Nueva Generación (CTNG) and aligns with El Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación. These two criminal groups are engaged in a turf dispute with the Sinaloa Cartel. In some areas, rival factions within the Sinaloa Cartel are fighting for control of the lucrative street-level markets and valuable routes leading into the United States.
Last year Mexico reported 29,168 homicides, 80% of which are still open. Mexico has a murder rate three times that of the US (15 per 100,000 vs 5).

Cartel violence means that the Mexican gene pool, for the most part, is cleansing itself. Unfortunately innocent bystanders, courageous politicians and law enforcement also get thrown into the stats. In consideration of these circumstances, a comprehensive southern border wall makes perfect sense. Not only would it reduce crime in the US, but it would put the brakes on drug and human trafficking through Mexico. A porous border guarantees that it is very profitable to transport drugs and sex slaves (including children) into the States. The money is good and the risk is low. Now throw an effective 30 foot barrier up. The entire game plan changes when it gets harder to break into a country.

Isn't that funny? Israel found out the same thing with Palestinian terrorists.

What will happen most likely is that the price of illegal narcotics will increase, perhaps dramatically. Recreational use will hopefully diminish until domestic supplies increase. With cocoa plants used to produce cocaine, that may be never.

The human trafficking will probably divert to US ports, much more so than now. And don't forget Canada which has grown lax in its immigration enforcement. Thousands of Chinese enter Canada every year and it is not that difficult to cross a 3,000 mile border that is almost entirely unprotected.

Smugglers/narcotics traffickers have used the St. Lawrence River in upstate NY for generations. All you have to do is throw a parcel full of narcotics (or booze back in the 1920's) off an international freighter to a waiting speedboat and off they go. The RCMP have established their own river patrols to combat this (pic below).

We cannot conduct surveillance on every mile of our coastal areas and borders. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports this:
The common image of an illegal immigrant sneaking into the U.S. involves a Latin American huddling for cover in the brush of an expansive desert. It’s hot, dry, and desolate. Perhaps they are attempting to swim across the Rio Grande as it meanders through the dusty climes of the southern U.S. or jump a fence in the middle of the night. 
There is a different, much less publicized form of illegal immigrant—the kind coming from Canada. Many of these individuals are not Latin American—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have apprehended border jumpers from Albania, The Czech Republic, Israel, and India—and they often cross the many waterways of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and New York by boat, jet ski, or by swimming.

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

Dating tip: Never ask a woman where she wants to eat. Ask her to guess where you’re taking her then take her to her first guess.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Have Dog Will Travel

As you grow older, just staying alive can become a full-time job.  That means you need to take a vacation.  I ascribe to the axiom:  Life’s short. Eat dessert first, work less and vacation more!
Vacation heals a weary mind and soul.
I’m headed to the beach where I will be walking past rows of beach chairs and weaving between sunbathers and Frisbee games and people flying kites on a sandy shore.  The intoxicating smell of the salty air and the mist of the sea will be my nirvana for the next couple of weeks.  My only fear will be whether a seagull poops on my head.
Sophie The Wonderdog and I will be visiting once again with my bestest friend of 40-plus years.  My itinerary includes little more than dining on fresh seafood at my favorite over-the-ocean restaurant, binge-watching movies and shopping.  Sophie will enjoy being with her little buddies Teddy and Tika.
Fear not!  I have already queued up the regular Sunday postings of “A Walk On The Wild Side” and the Monday postings of “Flowing Curves Of Beauty”.  Hopefully, co-bloggers Proof and Sig94 will fill in for me by posting something of interest in my absence.

Monday, April 2, 2018

What A Punchable Face!

Today, during the 140th White House Easter Egg Roll a reporter for The Daily Caller captured CNN’s notorious attention whore Jim Acosta, showing his arrogant fourth point of contact.
As you might expect, the conceited sumbitch blithely tweeted back:
The press poodles on the left immediately came to Acosta’s defense noting the same disrespect was shown to The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer.
The situations were completely different.  Obama was giving a speech on policy while President Trump was coloring with kids and showing them a good time.
Brad Perscale, Campaign Manager for President Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, had the perfect solution to curb his boorish behavior:
UPDATE:  Welcome readers of Bad Blue Uncensored News.  We are grateful to Doug Ross for linking to this post. 

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

OFFICER: "Sir, your wife fell out of your car about a mile back."
MAN: "Thank you for telling me officer, I thought I had gone deaf."