Claudette Colvin

It has been a long time since Claudette Colvin was tossed in jail. Her incarceration inspired the NAACP to end segregation. NAACP secretary Rosa Parks repeated the actions of Claudette Colvin to demonstrate the injustice of the rules requiring blacks to stand on the busses in Montgomery. Meanwhile the NAACP organized a boycott of the city’s buses. The financial impact of the lack of bus fare caused the city to rethink the rules of segregation. Additionally Fred Gray and the NAACP brought brought the case before the Supreme Court and managed to have segregation ruled illegal.

I have to respect the logic and the strategy of the NAACP to make America great. For what transpired was a defining moment in the nation’s history. The use of economics along with a legal strategy helped advance what was positive change of the time.

So the NAACP has a great history. Sadly this last week the NAACP has changed. They changed their tax status so that they are now officially a lobbyist organization. I will admit that it is probably to early to tell what this means. However it seems likely that they will now fundraise for political change, or in other words. Votes for sale. There are plenty of double digit billionaires looking to effect political change.

I have to wonder what Claudette Colvin would think of the recent changes to the NAACP?

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Hurricane Harvey

The media storm over Harvey Weinstein is quite amazing. I had thought that everyone knew that that type of behaviour was quite typical, especially in the entertainment industries. I am surprised that people actually seem ignorant of that type of behaviour exists. For about a week I wondered who the heck did he piss off. I briefly considered the Clintons, maybe they thought he did not donate enough to get Hillary elected. However Hillary’s loss was certainly not Harvey’s fault. The blame is clearly on the Russians. So I will profess ignorance of  motivation for the New York Times in releasing the story that has had a Hurricanes effect on Hollywood.

Then of course there were the words of President Trump earlier on the fateful day that the Gray Lady exposed the dark side of Hollywood. Coincidence you may say of my interpretation of his words. So I will ask what do you think President Trump ment when he rather smugly said before the upcoming media storm? “Maybe it’s the calm before the storm. Could be, the calm. The calm before the storm.”

Of course old Harvey did not really piss anyone off. Even his victims knew it was just the cost of doing business. However just because something is routine and commonplace does not mean it is morally right or even legal. For some unexpected reason the story in the Times was allowed to run. Nobody was there to fix it.

Rest assured that if Hillary was in charge she would have made sure that her old buddy Harvey would not have been slandered by an uncaring press. Unfortunately for Harvey, elections do have consequences.

Crazy White Man

Big media talk is about what motivated the crazy white man in Vegas. I think that it rather obvious that he did not like country music. Now why would a rich crazy white man not like country music? That could be left to speculation, however there was a report from CNN that that country music fans are Trump supporters. Has CNN scooped the other media outlets on the motivation of the shooter?

When a news organization specialises in the creation of fake news, they are bound to get a scoop or two. I say that in my best Dick Cavett voice for I wish to offer thoughtful insights. First, and most obvious, is the methodical planning for a deadly attack on a country music festival. Why country music? I must wonder if the crazy white man listens to music. I wonder what the stations on his radios are tuned to, or what TV channels aware on the preference list. With a almost nonexistent online presence, the crazy white man must have been a passive recipient of media. I wonder if he listened to NPR? If he did they would have assured him of his intellectual superiority over those who do not. If he listened to CNN he would believe that Hillary had been unfairly robbed of the presidency by Russian thugs. If he watched the Rachel Maddow Show he would have learned how to commit villainy against the irredeemable deplorables that cost Hillary the election.

I’m not kidding about Rachel, I tuned her in after the shooting and there she was gleefully describing how to modify semiautomatic weapons into automatic weapons to effectively kill country music fans. She was doing the same thing after the Steve Scalise shooting back in June. When again did today’s nut begin planning for this horrific event?

While the brother claims no family political affiliation, he specifically specified that his brother was not a white supremacist. So is this a crime of passion or greed? The crazy white man had a girlfriend, and plenty of money. He was actually very well to do. So that alone would increase the statistical probability that he was a Hillary voter.

Two days out from the dastardly deed the media has two talking points. Gun control, aind why? Obviously, gun control would not have prevented the dastardly deed. The Crazy white man demonstrated his intellectual superiority by changing the legality of his weapons by converting them to illegal automatic weapons as clearly illustrated by Rachel Maddow on her number one cable show. As for the why, I am sure the crazy white man left plenty of explanations on why. He will surely justify his intellectual superiority to the rest of the world. The reasons will either be covered up or they will come out. I am sure those in charge of the investigation by now know, it’s just a matter of how to explain to the public. Could it be many people will not accept or believe the truth? I am guessing the truth will be controversial, otherwise it would have already been leaked.

So many victims, and they are guilty of what? Enjoying country music? Being patriotic? Just possibly, be perceived as having voting for Trump. My guess, and yes it is just a guess. The crazy white man was methodically avenging Hillary’s loss.

Mr Cavett, have you any thoughts?

The Biggest Union Strikes

I am not one hundred percent positive that unions have the best interest of their members at heart. There is a local history of industry shutting down as a result of union greed. One strike too many has ended many a well paying job around here.

The president has never indicated that he was anti union, however his opponent was pro union at all costs. So politically, the unions were in on her behalf. That brings us to the controversy de jour. Football and patriotism. Dressed in racism and freedom of speech I see instead another unspoken conflict, unionism. Or simply one strike too many.

Unhappy with the results of the election, it seems anywhere there is a union allegiance, there is protest. In my view, unfair protest. So I bring up the weekends NFL actions. First disclosure is I personally do not care about football. So I have learned about all these recent events second hand. However I would like to point out that the members of the players union must be amongst the most highly paid union members. Not only that, the NFL is a nationwide union that is the beneficiary of many taxpayer dollars. Many stadiums that they play in are funded by taxpayers that don’t even go to the games. I actually don’t have a problem with that in this case. However, when unions involve themselves in politics it can be inferred that they may be trying to gain an unfair advantage. A politician that accepts union money will probably work on behalf of the union. Unfortunately that is the way crooked politicians work.

Throw down the flag, this demands a review. I believe the NFL involves itself in politics both on and off the field. I will call that two strikes against them. Remember Donald Trump was once involved with the United States Football League. He ended it. The USFL no longer exists because of him. The NFL expects they will not meet the same fate? Yes the flag is a symbol, remember a couple weeks ago.

So has the biggest most powerful union taken on President Trump? Unhappy that their probably corrupt political ambitions have proven unsuccessful, they behave like a children having tantrums. Thus they have unwisely gone on strike with respect to the symbols of the nation. Call it freedom of speech if you like.

Just remember this, One, Two, Three Strikes, and your out of the old ball game.

Rocket Man and the Dotard

I may wish I was a rocket man, though I probably have more than a passing resemblance to a dotard. These resemblances come to me because I write. It is the power of words that raises us above, and provide reflection.

With the power of the word, you are able to judge who is the rocket man and who is the dotard, you may even infer the meanings of the words. Now for my interpretation. Three generations have preparing for the final battle, recently endowed with the power of the atom they believe they are ready. Simple deterrence? Or a prelude? The consequences can be catastrophic.

Prayer. Isaiah 2:4 to be more specific. There is a way out, space tourism. Little Kim-Un could take the road less traveled. A society obsessed with the exploration of space, at peace with the world. Yes, Lil’ Kim, you could be the Rocket Man. With a little work, you could be greater than Musk or Bezos. An aspirational goal for you to pursue, or you may perish the moment you finger touches the button.

In a way, we are all responsible for our own destiny.

Mowing The White House Lawn

Unsurprisingly a few of my friends have recently raised the concern of the White Supremacy problem. Such is the power of the media. With one of my friends, after discussing the rates of fire of various weapons, I declared that the White Supremacist problem could be solved with a few minutes and a Gatling Gun.

Now I actually have no clue on how many people self declare themselves as white supremacists. I have read that there is one person down in Keene that fits the description. Personally I have never knowingly met one. Maybe they avoid me because I had black friends as a child. I don’t know, so I decided to ask Google. Google replied that the Southern Poverty Law Center has identified 917 groups of white supremacists, and the 63 Million people that voted for Donald Trump are white supremacists. Still curious, I attempted to find out more about the 917 hate groups. On their website, the SPLC had almost no information about these hate groups. As far as I could tell they only existed because they claimed that they exist. Thank you for your diligence Google. Using your numbers it will take considerably longer than a few minutes with a Gatling Gun to wipe out all the White Supremacists.

I am saddened that Google search results seem to have the same credibility that the fake news at CNN has. For I believe CNN lies to be able to justify violence against those who do not agree with their agenda. MSNBC then celebrates and glorifies the lies and violence against those who do not agree with the CNN approved dogma. Finally NPR recruits those who approve of, and will do violence against those who fail to approve the celebrated dogma and approved agenda. Now Google will prove as fact the celebrated dogma of the approved agenda. There will be next respite.

That brings me to Facebook. Facebook is in trouble because they have not always followed the celebrated dogma and approved agenda. The have allegedly been compromised by the Russians and have passed fake news to the masses.

So I was surprised to see on Facebook a story about a child named Frank that volunteered to mow the White House lawn. Talk about a child after my own heart. There was even a video of Frank pushing a lawn mower right past the president, who actually came out of the White House and was trying to shake Frank’s hand. Frank, who was about ten had made gentle arcs with the mower, arcs that were a contrast to the razor sharp lines that are typical of a seasoned professional mower.

A couple days later I was watching CNN, it is worth keeping up with the lies at times. There in front of the White House was the announcer, his mouth was moving, but I did not hear the words. I was memorized by the White House lawn behind him. Frank had made an impression, there was the truth as plain as day, it’s all about the curve.

(after writing this I checked the CNN website, and they had the story)

What Happened?

Steal This Book. Channeling the Hoffman ethos I will provide a insightful analysis with the honest disclosure that I have not read the latest blockbuster in political drama.

Her words paint a masterful high definition self portrait in brilliantly stark black and white. These are resolute words distinguishing black from white, without embarrassment to she who understands the meanings of shadowy words. Yes her words of black and white will cause her to be read all over.

Amazingly, I closely personify the subject matter of the authors obsession. Like most glorified obsessions I have been endowed with all sorts of  fanciful abilities and qualities. Unfortunately my perceived talents are far more simple than those ascribed to my self. So sorry to let the readers down.

I have no problem with grandma and apple pie, a visit to grandmother’s house can be so rewarding. Unfortunately all grandmothers are not created equally. So I have already said to much, and thereby proving my guilt I will leave it at that. The truth lies between the covers of the esteemed tome. Weaving between the sentences is justice blindfolded with a balance in her hand. You be the judge.

So this reviewer would like to point out an error in the book, it is a simple error that should be corrected. I only have a problem with a singular error found in the entire book. Clarity will be provided shortly. Mindful of all the fanciful qualities endowed on my self, a simple distaste was forgotten. A distaste for politicians. It is that simple. A distaste that is reinforced by the politicised endowment of all horrid qualities ascribed to self. Such a simple distaste trumps proven politics. That may be a revolutionary thought to some.

What was the mistake in the book? Call me a Nazi if you will, but there is a punctuation error, in the title. For I believe the author still does not understand. So I will fix her proclamation for her, with corrected punctuation. Here shall be the deepest insight into her inner muse unleashed. Thus this is the unconscious statement that was proclaimed to all the world.  What Happened?