Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Scalise & Grimm...the 2 "Stars" of the Party of k(NO)b

Scalise & Grimm....no, it's not a new Detective series on TNT. It's 2 idiots emblematic of what's wrong with this country, and precursors of what's to happen to America within the next 2 years. Think the word FUBAR and amplify it exponentially. Consequences of not doing your civic duty and voting. Not that anybody ever listens, but in the event someone does, act instead of laughing at my warnings. Instead of saying, "this guy is delusional," take back your nation. It's supposed to be government of the people, by the people, for the people. Where in the fuck does it say, government of certain people? Now go back to playing Candy Crush and wondering how Congress is less popular than Hemorrhoids.

In case you're wondering who Scalise & Grimm are:

Steve Scalise, House Majority Whip, a republican who knowingly gave a speech to David Duke's KKK hate group, then denied it publicly.

Michael Grimm, now former GOP Congressman who was indicted for 20 counts of tax fraud & other charges, pleaded guilty to one after publicly denying everything. He's most famous for threatening to toss a reporter off a balcony in the Capitol building in Washington, DC and "break him like a boy." He's a former FBI agent and two-bit restaurateur and now a felon. He resigned from Congress just prior to the end of 2014.

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 22, 2014

"There's Blood On Your Hands." No, sir, there's blood on ALL of our hands.

I have a high degree of respect for police officers. Hell, my first major film was Behind The Badge (which was crewed but we ran out of money), but as in any profession, you have a few...very few...bad eggs. That said, 99.9999% of them are valiant, brave and honest professionals. Unfortunately, in today's world, those bad eggs do harm...but not irreparable harm. We need to somehow learn to see eye to eye and put aside prejudices, weed out the chaff, and come together as a nation.

United We Stand, Divided We've Fallen.

Time to get back up and unite.

To Those Complaining About "ILLEGALS": WE ALL ARE.

To the folks bitching about "illegals," keep in mind we all are, technically. 'Murica belonged to, say it with me, the folks we erroneously call "Indians," thousands of years before we got here and TOOK IT from them, killed most of them off, and then said sorry to the tiny remainder by giving them "reservations" as if they were in a fuckin' zoo. We're just tenants on this goddamn planet. Quit your bitchin' and start enjoying what YOU DO HAVE.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Glass Half Full or Glass Half Empty? I Don't Know, I Just Drank.

  • Stock Market back up around 17,600 or so. 
  • Gas prices under 3 bucks around the country, some places under $2/gal. 
  • Longest straight period of job growth in history,
  • Business net profit exceeding 2.2 trillion,
  • People who could never get health insurance now for first time in history, have it (until the gops destroy it, that is), 
  • Wars winding down, 
  • No terror events on American soil since 9/11, 
  • Bin Laden capped and deader than a doornail, 
  • Crime down despite cable news making mountains out of molehills, 
  • Banner year for retail. 

Thank you, President Obama. 

No thank you, worst Congress in history, passing nearly NO legislation to benefit anyone other than themselves.

No thank you again to possibly an even worse Congress in 2015, out to unravel all the good I just mentioned.

That's the consequences of NOT VOTING. 

Remember that when the breadlines start next year.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Why "Person Of Interest" Remains Cool

Person of Interest (CBS, Tuesday Nights 10 PM) rocked the house tonight. Looks like Samaritan & The Machine are going to war. January's episode 2 of the trilogy looks bleak for our heroes. The key to Samaritan's demise was revealed in this episode, however, as it calls itself a God. If you have to call yourself a God, kinda like politicians, it usually turns out your ego defeats you. The Machine, however, must win out for 2 reasons...it has evolved beyond comprehension into a sentient being with a moral code and something Samaritan lacks...love of the species it was designed to protect; and because we won't have a series if it doesn't win. If J J Abrams should know by the loss of Almost Human, Believe, Alcatraz, Revolution, etc. Ya keep what works. And for all it's sci-fi thriller stuff, Person Of Interest is still just a basic story about morality and how humans can transcend their primal selves.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

SONY & HOLLYWOOD HACKED: "Boo Frickin' Hoo!"


Yes, as Rocket Racoon famously said, "Boo Frickin' Hoo."  This is a company and an industry which pays its top brass billions upon billions of dollars, with creativity squelched & most of their personnel severely underpaid while being exploited by these same, often arguably racist, sexist, and hedonist bosses.

These executives crying foul over their emails and screeners being disseminated by tech savvy hackers should elicit the same reaction from the public as if Rupert Murdock stubbed his toe while hacking into murder victims' private phones to sell stories in his tabloids.

"Boo Frickin' Hoo."

Hollywood executives swim in such opulence, hoard so much money while exploiting their workers that having sympathy for them becomes problematic, especially when they exchange racist emails with each about the president, take advantage of arguably talented actors who they also regard as fodder, and pay female actors much less than their male counterparts.

"Boo Frickin' Hoo."

What about all the people who buy their products?  We get hacked all the time and pay Geeksquad or some other outfit millions upon millions of dollars we have to borrow.  You don't want your shit stolen? Get it off your phones, your computers, your servers, your thumb drives, etc.  Hell, I've learned a hard lesson by losing a terabyte of data on a drive compromised through illicit port scanning. It's a fact of life in today's world where theft is commonplace, not only in the creative sphere, but in every other sphere. I never have anything that's worth anything on my drives while being on the internet.  I'm a poor, stupid slob.  What's your excuse, Hollywood?  You literally swim in money!

"Boo Frickin' Hoo."

Hollywood charges an average of 10 bucks for a movie ticket, $25 for a blu-ray of a movie that costs them less than a dollar to make (including royalties), spends exorbitant amounts of cash on films that arguably should never have been made.  Guess who gets most of that money?  The actors? The crew? Craft Service? Um, nope. The same executives who got exposed making fun of our POTUS of color because of his color.

"Boo Frickin' Hoo."

Yes, he said it best...Rocket Racoon, a now wholly owned CGI animal of the most powerful media giant on Earth: Disney.  Billions and billions and billions of dollars all going to the top, and them being butthurt about a hack just doesn't hold any water.  If you don't want your shit out there, keep your shit off the internet.

"Boo Frickin' Hoo."

How about paying your workers a little better and yourselves a little less?  Then, maybe, you can get us to shed a tear.


Friday, December 12, 2014

All Is Not Lost Unless You Want It To Be So.

WE are the fucking gov't---that's how it was originally set up, anyway. We decided, over the past few decades or so, to let MONEY take over so we can have more time to bask in the Kardashians' asses, to laugh at how stupid Honeybooboo is, all the while embracing stupidity ourselves. 

WE create our own demons, both through inaction and by failed action. The most important job we have is as citizen. We have failed at that, so guess who's to blame for corruption, for morons running our Congress, for income inequality, for labor rights and civil rights being gutted, for all kinds of Draconian bullshit...no, not the republicans....US. 

We are the gov't. We did not do our duty by voting....but we did do our doody...and now we're swimming in it. 

Be the change you want to see in the world. It's Yes WE can, not Yes SOMEBODY ELSE can. We forgot the "we" part. 

I know no one will give 2 fucks what I say as what I say ends up being a fart in a hurricane, but in the event somebody does take it to heart, keep in mind, all is not lost unless you want it to be. Be that change...VOTE. ORGANIZE. RESIST, REVOLT, REBOOT, REFORM.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Why I Agree WIth POTUS on CROMnibus

Some folks on both sides of the aisle bitching about the CROMnibus bill (I say that because Conan the Barbarian---not the red haired talk show host referred to his God as CROM) bill passing with added shit in it neither side likes.

RepublikKKans don't like most of it because it 1. funds the "gummint, 2. sick people continue to get insurance, 3. it funds the war against both ISIS and Ebola, 4. Nana gets her social security check and doesn't have to eat her cat, 5. anything else that normal people would accept as logical. 

Democrats hate that Dodd-Frank is curtailed making the big banks able to once again gamble with taxpayer money as they did up to 2007, destroying our economy and that individual donations to either DNC or RNC candidates is now in the stratosfear (yes I spelled that wrong on purpose). What people who still having a fucking brain cell don't realize is that this is a compromise bill that funds the government so we have our services. 

What is the choice here....don't vote for the bill and everything goes south like it did in October of 2013 costing this country 24 billion? In years past, this wouldn't be an issue, but we now live in an OILigarchy where big money controls everything because we didn't....say it with me....FUCKING VOTE!!!!!!! We have idiots running our goddamn congress!!!! Why? Because you didn't VOTE!!!!!!!! 

So, if you're pissed that the government is funded for a year, TOUGH SHIT!!! Next time, VOTE!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Feed the Rich, Starve the Poor

Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night, 11/18/14, humorously pointed out a sad fact. Since republiKKKans cut $800 Million from food stamps, the poor have resorted to going to a new wave of stores popping up:

Salvage Food Stores

These stores are selling food that has exceeded sell by dates or dented canned goods or bruised fruit at "crazy discounts."

As a person of low fixed income, I myself shop at a little store in my neighborhood which sells day old bread for 99 cents (about a 3rd regular price) as well as some often REALLY out of date and often failed overstock goods...like some strangely flavored cereal which never caught on so ends up being bought by the pallet and sold at "crazy discounts." 

I'm not going to name the place, but in addition to dollar stores, this is the new America...pay people less, give them low quality or expired (sometimes REALLY expired) food at a profit, gut their unions and labor rights, and raise their rents and utilities. The republican value system. No thanks. I may buy the old bread, but I ain't buyin' the BULLSHIT.

Fight back, America. If you still have brain cells firing.

Be cool, be nobody's fool; and don't dismiss the bliss.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hold On To Happiness

Listening to some 80's ItaloDisco. Reminds me of the only happy time I've ever had...3 weeks in the Philippines during the revolution when I apparently was in an alternate universe in which I thought the person I was going to marry actually felt the same way. I was generally happy for 3 weeks out of over a half century, even though it turned out to be illusory.

Not to discount happiness, but it's a decision, no matter what fuels it. You can decide to or not to be happy. If you do, hold on to it as long as you can, and conjure up that memory with a song you listened to. It sure is better than drowning in a bottle of Jim Beam...and cheaper.

Also, just FYI, if you do find that romance that I believe only exists in the movies, hang on to it for dear life.

Be cool, be nobody's fool; and don't dismiss the bliss.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

I AM The Resistance

If ya think I was liberal before...well Tuesday just made me a LOT MORE liberal, if that's even possible. I would rather die of ebola TWICE than to be anything but liberal. With my dying breath and even in the next world, I will fight for equality for all, Medicare for all, reversing human caused climate change, marriage equality, nationalization of all natural resources, replacement of fossil fuels, which are destroying our planet, with green renewable and solar energy, fair and equal pay according to your labor, the re-establishment of labor unions, and other progressive values.

I AM The Resistance and I will always BE The Resistance.

So if you want to stop me, you better have a fuckin' tank and a goddamn tactical nuke in that turret.

Boo yah, futhamuckas!

Be cool, be nobody's fool, and don't dismiss the bliss.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Electing and Re-Electing Evil People

By sitting home watching Honeybooboo, The Kardashians and Schmuck DieNasty, you succeeded in electing and re-electing evil people whose agenda has proven to be detrimental to the freedoms and benefits our veterans, who they vilify, gave their hearts, minds and bodies for, many of whom came home in body bags or who ended up homeless while the politicians just line their pockets with working people's money. 

You will find just how evil when your wages remain stagnate or your job is outsourced to India or China or wherever, when your president is impeached for doing his job while Congress sits on its dead ass collecting their welfare check of $200K while you bitched that your so-called layabout neighbor tries to eke out survival on $130 a month when there are no jobs. 

You WERE the government, Americans. Now you are the playthings of the powerful. I wouldn't bitch so much if I didn't have skin in the game, and now while I wither and die, I watch my country doing the same. I was caught in your crossfire. 

Gee, thanks.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

We Create Our Own Demons

"We create our own demons." - Tony Stark, Iron Man 3. 

The irony in that statement from a comic book movie is that it's true. Greed creates poverty and drought, which in turn creates things like ebola and ISIL. When people are robbed of their means to survive, when water becomes scarce and/or tainted, diseases of the body, such as ebola, and diseases of the mind, such as ISIL, become virulent. Simple solution becomes difficult because greed, a fuel for evil, is allowed to win out. 

When we can stand up to greed and stamp it out, then we can rid ourselves of what greed and evil create. That said, this falls on deaf ears, blind eyes, and those bereft of empathy. 

I'm not long for this world, so folks may be surprised that I actually care about these things, but ironic or not, I do, hence my rant, or more appropriately, the fart in the hurricane.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Difference Between Temporal and Eternal

The Difference Between Temporal and Eternal, Between Life and Life After.

Bodies are temporal, affected by time & environment, whereas souls are eternal, timeless, the very substance of love, the divine creative force some have named God(dess). We were made of love, to love, to always be love when all other temporal things have become elements of the event horizon.

Be cool, be nobody's fool and don't dismiss the bliss.

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Antidote For The Formula Of Self Destruction

I have written recently about a cascading formula for self destruction embraced by hate groups, including, sadly, the Grand Old Party (a.k.a. the Gee Oh Pee [on you and me] or the Greed Oppression Piety party).

The Formula for Self Destruction:


By cascading I am postulating that hubris leads to avarice; which leads to tyranny; which leads to evil.

This formula comes from the embrace of negative emotions and concepts: Greed, Fear, Jealousy.

HATE comes from Greed, Fear, Jealousy; thus H/A/T/E is a derivative of G/F/J

Here is the antidote or cure:

We must, as a planetary society that envisions itself as an intelligent species, remove religion from the equation and put God(dess) back in. God is what we call the intangible 5th force...love, the ultimate creative vibration. Love is the only thing that will save humanity.

Whores Of Reprehensibles a.k.a. House Of Representatives

Funny how our Representative form of government no longer does that. The House of Representatives, under the control of the Gee-Oh-Pee (on you and me) has clearly become the Whores Of Reprehensibles. While we are yet again in perma-war, they vacation while being paid by you and I. We need to purge them or get rid of the system altogether and replace it with something akin to the United Kingdom. I propose we replace all our elected officials with scientists, teachers, doctors, and veterans.

You know, in the satire, Starship Troopers, their system of government was run by veterans. 

Maybe that's not such a bad thing, at least partially. All I know is that the current system works only for the 1%.

We're Worried About Thugs In The Middle East?!

Remember when the Nazis murdered 11 million people, 6 million of which were Jews, and the rest people of other faiths? We're doing the same thing...singling out people for their religion and using the media as a weapon to exact violence. Am I right, Fux News?

Human beings have an annoying habit of repeating history because certain evil factions within it like to keep trying to rewrite it.

Ask yourself who controls what textbooks are being allowed in public schools. \

Ask yourself why public schools are being shut down and de-funded, replaced by "charter" schools and private schools, why parents are choosing home schooling because of this.

We are being f**ked with a chainsaw strap-on, from within. 937 Militias massing weapons, all committed to destroying our government, and most of them aren't Muslim. Most of them claim otherwise, using religion as a tool and a shield to build up their disaffected base, some of whom pretend to serve in legislative branches, including Congress, where all laws are made.

You're worried about 30,000 thugs wearing black in a desert?

Worry about the thugs in this desert, in this country, on the doorstep we never sweep.


CALL TO ACTION: We Democrats need to remind people that there is a mid-term election and that this one is the one that matters! Thus, IMO, our focus needs to be on 1 thing...getting Dems elected and republicans unelected. Doing that is simple...get people registered, help people promote their local or state Dem candidates using social media and knocking on doors, reminding Dems that this November 4 is more important than any future election. No one with any sense should be talking about 2016 when 2014 looks this bleak. We have to be of ONE VOICE and ONE PURPOSE. No egos, no splintering, no fracturing should be tolerated this close to Nov. 4. Our SOLE GOAL is to put SOULS to the POLLS!!!! Everything else does not matter.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

H/A/T/E Groups and the Formula For Self Destruction

This is an addendum to my essay on the Formula for Self-Destruction and it also addresses new hate groups around the planet and why they grow.

Al-Qaeda, ISIS, Khorasan, Boka Haram, Hamas, Taliban, Teabaggers, KKK; Nazis, Cliven Bundy and his ilk. 

What do these groups all have in common? 

Hubris + Avarice + Tyranny + Evil. A cascading formula for self destruction otherwise known as...simply, HATE. 

As logical as war seems to "correct" the situation with these groups, it only seems so. I've learned the hard way....HATE only begets more hate. 

We need to apply some science here. Part of what creates these groups is lack. The Arabic groups are fueled by drought, hunger, and oppression...and so they project and find new members from those who lack. 

Climate change has a gigantic effect on the expansion of these enemies. People turn to the dark when their own light has been robbed. 

More green, less mean. 

I know that sounds funny, but it makes logical sense. In order to lessen hate, we've got to replace it with love...if not directly, then with love of our world. 

Earth is all we have, and in order to share its bounty with our fellow humans, it makes sense to look at the big picture...droughts are a major reason why people go nuts. Hunger can create a lot of fear and we all know what fear creates.

The Formula For Self Destruction

One of the greatest things about the Star Wars movies is the subtle teaching of the concept of good and evil, the contrast between the two, the tenuous link between the two, and the results of the free agency and choices we make given that free agency.

Yoda, in episode 1, for example, speaks of Fear, which cascades into destructive tendencies...

"Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate.. to suffering" 

Here are the concepts that are fueled by fear, which is the fool-fuel:


Hubris cascades into Avarice, which cascades into Tyranny, which cascades, ultimately, into evil.

Evil is the negating force of the universe. It is the opposite of love, the ultimate creative force, which is also known as Divine Creative Vibration, the fifth and, as yet still unassigned by science as one of the forces (weak force, strong force, electromagnetic force, gravity), possibly because it is not tangible. 

Love can also be described as God.  Evil is the opposite of love, the opposite of what humanity refers to in its many interpretations through faith by naming it God(dess).

Hubris, Avarice, Tyranny, Evil: The first letter of each of these cascading concepts: 

H+A+T+E is HATE, the very foundation of evil given form.

Look at war....is it derived from love?  No, it's destructive, negative in every real sense. Some may regard war as a means to protect something we love, but destruction only begets more destruction. As difficult as it is for we humans to grasp, hate and it's fool-fuel, fear, only leads to destruction.

It is sad that our country and even our world has become so polarized, it's blinded itself into believing (something we always get in trouble by doing) that fear, hate, and ultimately war will rid us of the things trying to destroy us. Well, news flash...it's the same as looking in a mirror and saying, "I must kill you to feel safe."

Now let's look at the mundane but clearly evident schism in our society, not just in our country, but the world in general. It's become extremely polar.  In America, we have Conservatives, represented by the GOP, and Liberals, represented mainly by the Democratic Party.

The GOP has fully embraced the formula for self-destruction. This was not always the case, especially if you examine this organization between the time of Lincoln and Eisenhower.  Since Nixon and Reagan, or the last 40 odd years, greed and the embrace of same, has become a kind of gateway to other negative thinking, such as fear, prejudice, a lack of empathy, and worse.

I'm concerned that this disease has spread to Progressives.  I speak from personal experience as I find myself torn between despising those who embrace H+A+T+E and realizing that I am fueling the very thing I am trying to warn everyone else about.  I have to consciously keep this in check. In other words, keep the yang from killing the ying.  If we are to thrive as a species, we must keep balanced but lean forward, hence the term progressive.  The opposite is regression...moving backwards.

Don't buy into the formula for self destruction. Don't fear, don't hate.  Embrace love. It's not an easy thing to do when you have empathy for the oppressed, for the downtrodden, for those who are hurt.  It's a battle of the emotions and the will. We must choose a path away from destruction or be consumed by it.

It's our free agency, our free will to choose.  Choose life, without fear and without hate. 


Be cool, be nobody's fool and don't dismiss the bliss.


The Sad Thing About Racism

The sad thing about racism is that racists do not want to understand that we are all the same on the inside. The outside is just there to keep everything on the inside from falling out on the ground. Logic dictates that humanity's embrace of fear wrought from prejudice and ignorance, wanton stupidity is ultimately self-defeating, akin to destroying one's self. What logic is there for a species to want to destroy itself?

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Case For Life and Divine Love Throughout The Universe

Since we've now discovered the particle that assigns mass, beings a few decades or even centuries ahead of us may actually have discovered how to manipulate the Higgs Field and the Higgs Boson itself, allowing for FTL travel at relativistic speeds generating gravity at will, controlling inertia, thus preventing g-force damage to themselves while traveling at impossible speeds and angles. 

Faith is part of science since not everything we know exists can be seen with the limitations of the eyes or the other 4 mundane senses, let alone the "other" less mundane senses. That said, I have faith that science will finally come to terms with two subjects which have eluded them, sometimes intentionally through skepticism: divinity in the form of love and the idea that the universe is actually teaming with life, some of it intelligent, some of it having relationships with this world. 

I may not see it my lifetime, but there will be a consensus about those two elusive concepts in the realm of science, thus finally fusing physics and metaphysics.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

7 Degrees Hotter? Meh, That's Nothin'.

According to Price-Waterhouse Accounting and nearly all climatologists, the earth's temperature will rise 7 degrees by the end of the century if we don't start cutting carbon emissions.

Now, you may say, "who gives a shit, I'll be dead by then." How about your family? Your grandchildren, your great grandchildren, et al? Don't they mean anything? The anti-science people (a phrase I never thought I'd ever have to type or utter) are saying, "meh, what's 7 degrees?" Well, think of it this way, what if your internal temp was 105 instead of 98.6. Would you be ok with that? Not for very long. Maybe a couple of days if you were in good health prior to that. 

The Fossil Fool Industry...oh, I'm sorry, Fossil FUEL Industry would have you believe that 7 degrees is nothin'. No problem, they say. Why would they give a shit....they're in their lofty, ivory towers spending your money.

The Earth's temperature rising 7 degrees would create a scene out of Spielberg's "Artificial Intelligence" movie. 

All the polar ice caps would have melted, and as a result, no reflectivity of the sun's rays would contribute to increased heat, and eventually, due to the increased carbon, a greenhouse effect becomes pronounced to such a degree (pun intended), that Earth would become much like Venus, where the temp on a good day is enough to MELT LEAD. 

Think about that as you drive that big ol' SUV down 2 blocks to get your tall soy caramel machiato latte with no foam and extra extra (sweet and low).

Be cool (ha!), be nobody's FUEL FOOL, and don't dismiss the bliss.

Quantum Mechanic

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Vote For Politicians Who Want To #RaiseTheWage

If you vote for a politician who does not want to increase the minimum wage, you might apply for mental evaluation, as it's a sign you are prone to self-harm. The minimum wage, if adjusted for inflation should be approx. $21 per hour. People should not have to work full time and yet still be in poverty. 1 out of 5 children in the US live in poverty. It used to be 1 in 6 and even that is an embarrassment. Seems all the money went to the top. I'm retired and won't be around very long. I would think if you are working, you should say, "hell, I deserve more than this shit." Stop electing shitbags who feel you are not worth a minimum of $21 an hour. #RaiseTheWage

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Celebrity Phone Hacks = Affluenza Causes Butthurt

Amazing how the news media is still talking about the celebrity nude photo phone hacks more than yet another journalist losing his life to ISIL, more than the major eruption of a volcano in Iceland, more than the US building a coalition to degrade and destroy ISIL, more than any other story. 

Celebs need to shut the f*ck up, suck it up and finally, learn to 1. change their passwords, 2. stop putting photos they don't want the rest of us to see on their phones, 3. stop acting as if they are better than the rest of us. Celebs are suffering from yet another case of Affluenza, a disease caused by the blatant expansion of the ego, exacerbated by the false notion that one's shit doesn't stink. 

Affluenza Warning Sign: If you think you are God's gift to Mankind, you usually, in reality, are the opposite of such. Just ask Donald Trump. Thinking people all know he's a chump, but he still doesn't get it. Affluenza has set in.

Monday, August 25, 2014

We Are Not Alone Except In The Thoughts Of The Closed Minded.

In a universe of 100 billion visible galaxies, each containing an average of 100 billion stars, with 11 perceived dimensions, with space as a fabric that can be altered by changing it's vibratory state, it is more inconceivable that there would not be intelligences vastly more advanced than us. Each star has planets as part of it's natural formation, and the idea that life only appeared on this insignificant but beautiful, fragile world is impossible except in the thoughts of the closed-minded.

Open your eyes, look to the skies, and be wise.

Be cool, be nobody's fool and don't dismiss the bliss.

Quantum Mechanic

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Rick Perry and the Skewed Sense of Entitlement

Skewed sense of entitlement

...a mental disorder that will lead to the destruction of the species. "Affluenza" is just one branch of it. 

People like Donald Trump, Rick Perry, Fox News and other TV News readers who think their opinion matters, actors with "entourages," executives who pay themselves millions of dollars just because of their title while their workers struggle and languish, folks who think it's okay that they get away with crimes because of their color while other people do not, people who think it's okay that we have as much poverty as Third World countries, people who think that it's okay that others are thrown under the bus while they thrive, people who embrace selfishness instead of selflessness. 

All of these folks infect the population with these failed views which arguably lead to societal suicide. I don't have all the answers...I'm just an observer with plenty of flaws of my own, but I feel it's part of my job as a resident of this world to open up the conversation that maybe we need to take a look at life from a different perspective and either do something about it...or not.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Robin Williams, Depression & Poor Judgement of CBS

Not for nothing, and I once worked for CBS (The Invaders DVD), but was not too thrilled with them when they canceled The Crazy Ones, Robin Williams' arguably funny show and final TV series.

Now, with what happened yesterday, maybe, just maybe the executive who gave the show the ax, would be feeling a bit of regret at the very least, for doing what possibly led to Robin Williams' despondence and subsequent suicide.

As someone who has dealt with some horrific depression over the years, I know it just takes one thing to trigger that downward spiral. If it wasn't for friends & family (many of whom are friends I consider family), I myself would likely be circling the drain.

We should embrace love as a cure for what's wrong in the world.

Hold your loved ones close, and make sure they're okay.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Holy or Holey?

His holiness = His holeyness. Full of holes. No human is holy. Holey, yeah, we all are. Holy, NOPE.

Even Ghandi, who renounced everything, never would consider himself "holy." Humans are all the same, some pursue more of the positive, some, not so much. 

Get over this faux religious trapping. You're all mortal, the only part of you that's cosmic cannot be seen. It's your soul, your only connection to Cosmic Consciousness, another name for universal love, God(dess), Universal Soul. We're droplets in that ocean, but in the physical...we're not holy, we're just holey.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

7 Billion Closer To Oblivion

We have 7 billion people on this planet. Instead of a certain tiny group of small minded humans in this country trying to supposedly stop abortion by killing doctors, we should be talking about logic...this planet cannot properly sustain the population we have.

You're not going to change humanity by telling them not to have sex. That's like telling men they can't have Viagra. You need to promote birth control. That's what Planned Parenthood was all about before being gutted and shut down by people with tiny minds (and quite possibly tiny penises).

Best prevention for abortion is birth control. Best birth control is sterilization, but barring that, buy a box of rubbers.

Give them to your friends.

Give them out at parties.

Hell, get the glow-in-the-dark kind and give 'em out at Halloween.

We have enough children on this planet....many of whom without parents. Let's work with what we have and not try to figure out how to sustain what we shouldn't be bringing into this already troubled world.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Aliens and Alienated

Aliens have been visiting this planet since time immemorial. It's just a fact of life. In a universe of 100's of billions of galaxies, each containing an average of 100-400 billion stars, each of them harboring at least one planet, in a universe we see only 20% of, that has existed 13.8 billion years, our earth 4.7 billion of those years, our little blue world can't have been ignored for that long a time.

Ask yourself this one question, in a world where the United States is the only country that denies their existence (even Russia agrees that some UFOs are not of this earth), why are we kept in the dark?

Sometimes I wonder if we are a game reserve...a place in the universe that more advanced cultures have been warned to stay away from, possibly because anything we don't understand or accept gets a bullet? If we are being invaded...they're sure taking a long time doing it, no?

Unless the tea party is it. Now THAT's scary.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Despite what seems like devolution, there is hope for humanity.

There are 4 known fundamental forces, (weak force, strong force, electromagnetism, gravity), 4 forms of matter/energy (energy, matter--which is a slower vibratory state of energy, dark energy, dark matter) and all are unified by an ethereal 5th element: LOVE, which can also be described as a manifestation of what humanity would concede is God/Goddess/UniversalSoul/HigherConsciousness. 

Scientists will eventually come to a general consensus that love is just as important to existence as the four forces and the four forms of matter-energy. 

As a person with Asperger's, I see things outside the box and often, without much fanfare, predict a lot of stuff. While I often sound fatalistic in reference to the apocalyptic nature and behavior of humanity as an allegedly intelligent species, I am also aware that there is a collective conscious shift toward enlightenment. 

Once we get away from dogma and narrow mindedness, humanity will evolve.


Be cool, be nobody's fool, and don't dismiss the bliss...


Monday, July 28, 2014

Lucy The Movie Vs. My Solamaine.

Saw the movie LUCY...loved it. Very similar to my character Solamaine in some ways. 

Lucy's power level, using 100% of her mind, allowing her to become non-corporeal (uh oh spoiler), while similar to Dr. Manhattan and my Solamaine, seems more on Dr. Manhattan's level.  He's a rip-off of Dr. Solar, whose power is not cosmic, but atomic, as the result of a reactor accident, which is perhaps equivalent to one solar unit, or the power of the sun.  Lucy's power comes from a weird drug concoction, allowing her to access 100% of her brain.  Humans normally access only 10% (some much less...just check out Congressmen).

Solamaine, on the other hand, as I've often said, is 2 trillion times more powerful, virtually invulnerable, near omniscient, and absolutely omnipotent. Her power comes from a freak accident involving dark energy and a split between space and sub-space.  While her power can't be readily measured, a scientist in my story purports she's "as powerful as your typical quasi-stellar object."  Quasars are super-galaxies containing billions and even trillions of solar masses.  Solamaine's a mini-big bang in a compact non-corporeal package, held together by the sheer force of her will.

Getting back to LUCY.  There are some hilarious moments in an otherwise fast paced, serious minded examination of a freak accident causing a human to become super-human (gee, where have we heard that story concept before...all kinds of comic books, including The Flash and of course, my Solamaine). 

The movie was very short, 90 minutes, featured a very perplexed and exhausted looking Morgan Freeman as a scientist and only one of 3 people Lucy trusts, the other a female roommate and a French detective who, when seeing her god-like powers, is incredulous as to how he could be of any help to her. 

While the screenplay had some serious gaps, edited down in the film for brevity, a lack of character development, the story still had a good message, and was your typical Luc Besson journey of fun while questioning the meaning of life. He did this notably in Fifth Element and in Lockdown. The ending was both spectacular and heartfelt. 

As far as my feelings about it being so similar to Solamaine, well I ordered the blu-ray already, so I'm not exactly pissed about it.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Reboot America...with a serious pair of boots.

We need to reboot this country somehow. 

With a serious pair of boots. 
  • We incarcerate more people than all other countries combined. 
  • We don't build any more. 
  • We throw money at a problem, like education for instance, without changing its structure, mainly in the hopes that an uneducated public can be easily led down the path to oblivion so that the 1% can have more for themselves. 
  • We've devolved as a society, desperate to sweep problems under a rug as opposed to tackling them, but are quick to try to change the direction of other countries a certain minority in power disagree with. 
  • We're quick to anger, and slow to improve. 
  • We can see it clearly when we vote for politicians whose goals are not our own, who, like schoolyard bullies, blame their victims for their indifference and/or sheer evil. 
Time to purge, time to reboot, time to set things straight. 

We can start with our own locales, and then work our way outward, especially in November, when we can purge ourselves of as many of the evil ones currently in power who are clearly dragging us into the abyss with them.


Be Cool, Be Nobody's Fool....and Don't Dismiss The Bliss.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How Long Are We Going To Take This Shit?

How long are we going to let bullies rule us?

How long are we going to let thugs like Rick Perry, Ted Cruz and their ilk attack little children, despite the law signed by Bush, one of their own, before Obama took office, just because of the color of their skin?

How long are we going to accept that racism is now at beyond Jim Crow levels?

How long are we going to put up with liars and criminals in positions of power?

Until it's too late? 

As I have said many, many, many times; it is time to unite, put aside petty differences, and crush this vile disease spreading like a cancer across our once proud, progressive and prosperous nation!

[Drops the mic.]

Friday, July 18, 2014

Putin On The Ritz...cracker.

The news media may get a lot of things wrong, but they did get one thing right...Russia is a Mafia State, where Putin is a gang leader, ruling based on stolen money from the Russian people, which he's deposited in banks outside of Russia to finance his tin pot Hitleresque attempt to take back land Soviet Russia gave up when that fake communist conglomerate broke up. It's the same dictatorship, only with the head of the secret police, once known as the Komitet Gosudarstvennai Bezopastnasti (KGB), or in English, Committee for State Security. 

Same old tyranny, different tyrant. 

It's evident that corporations now control the world, and the New World Order that conspiracy buffs bloviate about is actually not run by our beleaguered president, despite idiots claiming he's a "king." It's run by people who are not only evil, but totally self-serving. 

Enjoy your freedom of speech and figurehead democracy while you can, as even that will go away soon. Who's to blame for this? We all are, by being complacent and forgetting that the phrase, "yes we can" involved the WE.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

North Carolina Voter Suppression

Open letter to Rev. William Barber who leads the Moral Monday movement in NC:

"Good to see you with Jonathan Capehart on ‪#‎MSNBC‬'s Up With Steve kornacki (Sat. July 12, 2014). I support your efforts. I have family in the Carolinas, and so I know how the Greed Oppression Piety party is desperately trying to destroy voting rights as well as civil rights for people of color.

It is my aim as a writer and radio personality to help reverse that repugnant policy and bring our country to face the truth: we are and have always been a melting pot. The polarization instigated by a small group of evil people needs to end if we are to survive as a nation, or even as a civilization.

Keep up the good fight as you have allies in the intelligentsia and in progressive minded people everywhere.

We need to unite, unite blue, and bring America back from the brink. United we stand, divided we fall. As trite as that may sound to conservatives, it's the absolute truth."

Sarah Failin' Needs To Go To Mars...Please.

I don't know how anyone with ears not blown out by sitting right on Megadeth's amps could stand Sarah Palin's shrill shill voice. Bad enough she's a racist who says the most ignorant things ever uttered by anyone with more than a double digit IQ and being 7 cans short of a 6 pack, but wow...listening to her for even 10 seconds is literally painful...like amplified fingernails on chalkboard painful.

I think repugnicans themselves only listen because they envision themselves with their industrial penis pumps and bottles of Viagra hoping to get those tiny, rubbery worms which are all that's left of their Johnsons into her somehow.

I imagine her getting abducted by aliens and them saying to themselves, "we have nothing to worry about from humans if they're like this one...it's about as bright as tree bark."

God(dess) help us all if America keeps putting up with her/it's vile behavior much longer.

The Border Children Are Our Children

It's about time we remove the bone up our asses as a nation and let the children who are victims of violence, sex trafficking, and slave trafficking become part of us. They are refugees. It's about time we dust off that "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses." 

This isn't China crowded by over a billion, or India with their billion or so. 

We are a vast nation, a melting pot of all kinds of colors, creeds, beliefs, ideas. We have the space, we just have to develop the will and stop seeing people as "others." They are our sisters and brothers.

"For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home." 

Hmmm, I wonder who said this...?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Learning From History Instead Of Trying To Rewrite It.

The folks butthurt about children coming over the border escaping violence and trafficking, which is a huge business in this country, by the way, can blame both themselves and electing idiots in Congress who refuse to do anything to solve problems. 

It's always the folks with too much time on their hands who complain about a perceived problem (which is not really a problem to them personally), yet do nothing but suggest violence as a solution to problems. 

These same turd buckets complain about Palestinians who think air strikes by a well funded Israeli military regime will solve the "Palestinian problem." 

Kind of reminds me of the same folks who decided to do something about a "race problem" in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s. 11 Million people, including 6 million Jews and 5 million others of various races and ethnicity were wiped out. 

Or how about America, in which millions upon millions of Native Americans were "removed" from this universe so the White race could once again reign supreme? 

It would be nice if we'd actually learn from history, rather than attempt to rewrite it.

In conclusion, rather than blame the president for doing his job and following the law written before he took office, we should as a nation try to help people rather than shout at them for being victims.  Right, Rick Perry?  Right, Greed Oppression Piety party?

This skewed sense of entitlement is why our nation is so divided, and guess what, people...that's what makes the 1% and the banksters salivate....people with very little fighting against other people with very little. That way, we're all distracted while they burn everything around us and take our money doing it.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Hating Immigrants = Hating Yourself.

My response to the Anti-Immigrant (a.k.a. racists) in Murietta, CA who consider the kids crossing the border criminals:

"So kids being abused, murdered, trafficked are felons now? I must have missed that memo.

The problem with this country is that it's forgotten how it was formed. Unless you are a Native American, or what people used to call Indians or First Nation people, you're either an immigrant or a descendant of one.

This collective sense of entitlement and selfishness is what will be the destruction of our country. Exactly what the Tea Party, a.k.a. the Neo-Nazis want.

The fact of the matter is, the white race by 2050 will be the minority...maybe that's the fear that's driving the schism. Fear is an illusion...don't buy into it. Embrace the fact that America is a melting pot and no one race or creed or religion or what group one belongs to matters any more."

So, in summation, if you have a problem with immigrants...you're basically telling the world you have a problem with yourself. Get off it.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Could Your Smart Phone Be Controlling You?

With the advent of Smart Phones, faster computers, etc., it's only natural, so to speak, that Artificial Intelligence will be at the top of the food chain.

Now, perhaps we won't see something in the way of COLOSSUS or SKYNET or in the case of Person Of Interest, THE MACHINE, taking over the world in an "evil supercomputer rebellion," but I wouldn't be surprised if AI's wouldn't advance beyond our control, like the AI in HER, and/or evolve beyond the need for "bodies."

The scary thing is that people are so obsessed with their Smart Phones, that they probably wouldn't notice that Siri may be really out to get them while playing Candy Crush.

You think the Cylons are that far beyond fantasy?  How about the Terminators?  Or the Transformers?

I'm down for AIs running things, as humans seem to have lost it.

"Shall we play a game?"


 Bwa-hahahahahahaha! =OD

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Cure For Oligarchy

I'm in utter agony and walking is like being hit in the legs with a baseball bat repeatedly...and despite that, I'm going to get my camera card tomorrow, having put it off for 2 months, to renew my stupid ID so that I can vote in November, even if I have to be brought there on a gurney. Why? Because one of the most important things in life, and one of the few freedoms we have left, is to express our voice at the ballot box. In Australia it is compulsory to vote...maybe it should be here, as failure to do so en masse has twisted our nation into an oligarchy run by idiots, pushing an agenda that purges the country of intelligence, of progress, and merges the state with one particular religion. That's not what the founders intended, and I will not go down without fighting that to the last breath. "Give me liberty or give me death." - Patrick Henry.


This SCROTUS...er...SCOTUS (I keep thinking how much they've [CENSORED] us lately, hence my misspelling) ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby(ists) sets a precedent; that anybody running a company can run their employees like indentured servants and then dump them like garbage for "religious" or any reason, and deny them health benefits guaranteed under the ACA law. 

Maybe I should start a Cronut store, hire some people, and then behead them using Sharia Law. 

Or, I could start a Bagel store, hire some folks, and then lop off their dingles claiming that I'm a moyl and that it's my religious right to lop off people's dingles to make sure they're circumcised. 

Or I could fire employees because I think they're gay. After all, wearing pink is an automatic gay-fail. 

Yep, America, we've lurched back into the Middle Ages. If this is the future you want, don't bother voting in November. I mean, meh, it's just the mid-terms, right?

Monday, June 23, 2014

Interview With A "Deity."

Solamaine is a formerly human teenage singer transformed into pure energy, but who chooses to live on Earth as a human, learning a few things on her journey. She has the ability to instantly turn matter into energy and back again, to alter reality through sheer will, having the equivalent energy output of 2 trillion solar masses.  Here she is interviewed as to her origin and intentions...

Reporter: Where does your power come from?
Solamaine: I've been told it's from Dark Energy.
Reporter: Since you're pretty much a deity, shouldn't you know that??
Solamaine: Where'd you get that rubbish? I'm no more a deity than you are.
Reporter: You have the power of a God.
Solamaine: Power doesn't make anyone a God. Love is God. When people love without condition, that's God.
Solamaine: People have seen you perform miracles, especially to help others. Isn't that love?
Solamaine: I'm still still learning what love is. When I eventually find the answer, I suppose that's when it'll be time for me to go.
Reporter: Go? Where?
Solamaine: Where my father is.
Reporter: Where is he?
Solamaine: I live, but I've still got to learn to forgive and find love within. Life here is just about 3 things. To live, to forgive, and find love within. I've still got 2 steps to go.

(Solamaine is, obviously, a fictional character, at least in our universe, designed by the Quantum Mechanic)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

3 Movies About The Same Thing - Is Cinema Totally Derivative?

I watched a blu-ray of "Hitman Unrated (2007)," a film very much like "Dark Angel (2000-2001)," a TV series very much like "Soldier (1998), a movie very much about genetically engineered super-soldiers, a concept also explored in other visual media, including "The X-Files (1993-2002)."

Hitman, an awesome movie starring Timothy Olyphant in all his pre-"Justified" glory, not only ripped off the concept of genetically engineered killers a la Dark Angel, which arguably could be accused of ripping off SOLDIER with Kurt Russell, the footage from Dark Angel was used at the beginning of Hitman, including the shot of Jessica Alba's character's "younger self." The film's producers also decided to insert a shot of a boy we can assume is the younger self of Hitman's titular anti-hero, "47," among the scenes from the stolen Dark Angel intro footage.

Let's keep remembering that there are only a few ideas explored in movies, most of which are derived from others, considered original many, many years ago at the outset of cinema. In other words, everything we see today is ripped or combined with ideas and concepts already done before.

In fact, sometimes movies and their knockoffs come out at around the same time. Case in point, the release of "The Abyss," "Leviathan," and "Deep Star Six" around the same period (late 80's), all about strange shit under the sea, The Abyss being Cameron's work, arguably superior to the other two "deep sea" flicks.

Some folks will say, "Earth To Echo," coming out this summer, is a rip-off of "E.T. (1982)", and while they could be right, the same is true for most films today.

The key is to enjoy the movie as the purpose for making movies is to move people. Movies are an escape from while still entrenched in, some semblance of reality as a point of reference for the viewer.

As someone who's archived thousands of films, I realize original ideas are hard to come by, and the industry goes with what resonates with the almighty ticket buyer. If that means another derivative "popcorn" picture, so be it. Movies that take us to fantastic places are always as memorable as those which challenge the mind and move the soul. As screenwriters, producers and directors know very well, a movie not only has to move, it has to move the viewer.

Hitman did that for me, as did Dark Angel and Soldier, all basically dealing with the same subject.

Be Cool, Be Nobody's Fool, and Don't Dismiss The Bliss.


Saturday, June 14, 2014

School Prayer Not Cool, Player.

There's a wrong wing poll going around facebook asking people if there should be prayer in schools. 

My answer:

Moment of silence, yes, as we're not dealing with a state religion here, unlike countries in the Middle East. Otherwise, NO.  before you gasp and call me a heathen devil or some such blather, let me do some 'splainin', Loosy...

Prayer, if any, should be personal and silent, and certainly not led by anyone in a public school setting. Parochial schools and public schools are two different entities. 

This country was founded on freedom of religion...that means nobody has the right to push their agenda on anyone else in public. That includes freedom FROM a religion or religion in general.

Religion, if it is to be tolerated in a secular country such as the United States, should be a personal thing, Everyone has their own individual way of exercising their faith and interpretation of what a deity is or isn't.  To each his/her/it's own. 

Think of this as an analogy: If somebody were to take out their Johnson and shove it in your face....unless you had a taste for Johnson, you'd feel just a tad uncomfortable and react thusly, "get your Johnson out of my face. I don't swing that way...and besides, it is a bit small and wrinkly." In other words, NO SCHOOL PRAYER unless it is a moment of personal reflection in silence. 

By the way, deity or no, GOD(DESS) is love.  Love is the only "religion" that universally should be observed, and in many respects is done so, even by atheists.

Be cool, be nobody's fool, and don't dismiss the bliss.