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Karma Chameleon



In an interview about his hit song, Karma Chameleon, Boy George explained that the song is about “[T]he fear of standing up for one thing. It’s about trying to suck up to everybody.”

Oddly enough, I had my first opportunity to see a real live chameleon up close and personal yesterday. Completely by accident. Nevertheless, I was both impressed and interested by the little creature. And I tried as hard as I could to get it to change color, but it just wasn’t going to indulge me at all. Just the opposite of a Karma Chameleon who won’t stand up for one thing and is always sucking up to everybody…


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The Infusion of Myth



Nancy Pelosi informed us that she will not be impeaching President Trump. There are a great many of people who have bought into the myth that the Mueller report was going to instantly indict and execute President Trump, but Pelosi’s popping of that bubble has them wondering why they believed the myth in the first place.

That’s the problem with myths. we believe them more than we believe the truth. Like daylight savings Time, which many, many people on my Social Media hate, there is the myth that we don’t need to do this and the truth that the reasons for doing it made sense and still do. Unless you just hate it and buy into the myth that “only the government would think that cutting a foot off the top of a blanket (whatever that is) and sewing it to the bottom and having a longer blanket” myth.

If you don’t, then you already know that there are certain advantages of Daylight Savings Time, which have changed over the century that we’ve been doing it.


Fabric Building

Here is an actual Sharknado Week story from Chatham, Massachusetts, where the beach goers have been startled by the appearance of Great White Sharks. In true American-do spirit, the town is CAPITALIZING ON THE SHARKS being around. In a few weeks, President Obama will clam that the sharks are being exploited by the now wealthy people of Chatham, MA, and that they should split the take with the sharks. BTW, Chatham, MA is now on my approved list of places I want to go.

Speaking of the Commander in Chief, he released A STATEMENT ON SUNDAY for Eid-Al-Fitr in which he thanked the PLRI for its “many achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” Oddly enough, as a historian I am racking my brain to try and find these instances of fabric weaving and core building, but I am having a hard time coming up with even one. Unless you count the tearing down of buildings to be replaced by new ones? Further, I note that Eid-Al-Fitr and its feast are about PLRI unity, and there was an attempt last week by the United States Government to broker a ceasefire in Gaza in time for the feast. I am no conspiracy buff, but I do note events and their timing is rarely coincidental. An attempt to celebrate PLRI unity while the entire Muslim world s not united over Hamas’ idiocy? I am sure that the statement is put out as de rigueur from a White House hell bent on not offending anybody except its own citizens. But this speaks to what I was talking about yesterday with the problems of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. It was consumed with political and ethnical correctness with no willingness by any sub-group to assimilate into the nation. We are seeing that same effect here now, and in my view, the government is pushing it with its insane insistence on not offending anybody – except its own citizens.

By the by, I mentioned this post on our Facebook Page that Kevin put up, it’s a PHOTO ESSAY OF PLACES AND PEOPLE CONNECTED TO THE GREAT WAR, and frankly it is impressive in ways that defy words. Believe me, it’s worth the time to peruse it and connect, even for just a moment, to what happened a hundred years ago.

The White House is trying “put on ice” all the deniers of Global Warming. How? Oddly enough they WILL RELEASE A NEW REPORT today that is sure to convince everybody that is challenging the idea of AGW of the error of their ways.

I still believe that Governor Rick Perry’s sending of National Guard Troops to the border is more political theater than actual substantive accomplishment, but the conservative narrative is that IT IS SENDING A POWERFUL MESSAGE. The proof will be in the pudding, as they say. At a cost of $12 Million/month to maintain the 1000 troops and their water bottles and cell phones on the border, how long will Texas be able to keep up the pretense for the sole purpose – as it seems now – of “sending a powerful message?” And what happens when that “message” is over? 

I say something and people seem blasé. So HERE IS RUSH LIMBAUGH saying exactly what I said yesterday before he did.

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