Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Crisis Of Now

The Crisis Of Now


An Email I Sent To My Brother;

Hi Jerry,

One of Mencken's quotes widely circulated since the Trump upset is from a column he wrote 96 years ago predicting that, "On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

Mencken's denunciation of Harding's 1921 inaugural speech as "the worst English I have ever encountered" could easily apply to the evidence of an unhinged mind manifest in Mr. Trump's Twitter twaddle: "It reminds me of a string of wet sponges; it reminds me of tattered washing on the line; it reminds me of stale bean-soup, of college yells, of dogs barking idiotically through endless nights. It is so bad that a sort of grandeur creeps into it. It drags itself out of the dark abysm (I was about to write abscess!) of pish, and crawls insanely up the topmost pinnacle of posh. It is rumble and bumble. It is flap and doodle. It is balder and dash."

Some people wonder how I can live in this town surrounded by cults of evangelists and gun worshipers. I feel it is a calling that I be here as a moderating influence among the misinformed and agitated right wing nutters.
I explain reality as simply as I can to people who have been subjugated by 20 years of talk radio propaganda.
For example: I think it is best to calmly suggest a course or study of thermodynamics and atmospheric effects of heat producing propulsion systems at high altitudes to those who want to rant about “chem-trails”. They may go away angrily muttering, but at least they might look up one of those big fancy words whenever they get to wherever they have thankfully wandered off to.
One of the reasons I am not worried that publishing this on one of my blogs will disturb any of the 18% of Americans who voted for Trump is there are more than 100 words on this page and Trump supporters figure reading a lot of words is for pinko lefties.
It is a beautiful day, here in Redding
Your younger brother,


Today’s Video;

May Day Ahead

Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Egg Nest Hunt

Easter Nest Egg Hunt

I just discovered, unearthed, exposed, de-nested a feature in Google Docs after 9 years of using Docs to write first drafts for Phil’s Place. (I only have to type the title once) Will wonders ever cease.

Speaking of wonders; Are you wondering what to do tomorrow, the day before Easter?

Well, wonder no more. There are marches scheduled for April 15th all over the United States regarding taxes.

As you may know, taxes are the price of civilized society. Taxes are used to fund our infrastructure. To promote art and science. To keep our water safe, our air breathable, our highways smooth. To keep our people healthy and educated.

Today, most of our taxes are being redirected to fund an out of control military, industrial complex. But that is not what marchers will be demanding tomorrow.

Tomorrow’s marching is about a guy who has been hiding his tax returns from citizens, even though he was elected president by nearly 20% of America.

What is he hiding and why is it important?

Today’s Video;

Happy Easter
“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. (John 13:34)”