Ok, it is what it is, he is still my brother and I still love him, though now I also miss the hell out of him. I’ve had a beer with him to celebrate his birthday for the last 34 years.
My parents got divorced when I was 5 years old, my dad disappeared from my life never to return. My brother’s and I grew up without any family traditions passed down from father to son, so, we invented a few of our own. We BBQ on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, my step-father and two of my brothers were in the United States Navy, those BBQ’s were, well, special. We get together and celebrate birthdays and have a couple of beers. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Birthdays, those were our “Family Traditions”.
Out of a family of five children, there are now only two of us left. Myself and my youngest brother. The holidays have gotten a lot quieter than they were in days past. I don’t BBQ anywhere near as much meat as I used to, and we don’t drink any where near as much beer.
Where once it was Steaks, Pork Chops, Ribs, Chicken, Carne Asada, Sausages, and a couple cases of beer, it has diminished to a couple pounds of carne asada and less than a 12 pack of beer.
Yea, I know, I am just rambling almost incoherently, but I guess that’s what happens when you get older and not only your parents pass away, but so do your siblings. Anyway, Happy Birthday Cliff, as always, first one to finish their beer, drinks the slow pokes beer… Looks like you’re going to be the slow poke this year.
There is a low rumbling, its difficult to tell whether it is far off in the distance, or somewhere close. Its something Obi Wan would have described as, “A disturbance in the Force”. It stands right there, halfway between tangible and intangible. Like the briefest of glimpse of something caught out of the corner of your eye. Generations past would have described it as feeling as though “Someone is walking over my grave”.
Article after article is pouring out of the Cultural Marxist apparatchik known as the Mainstream Media. In a metaphorical sense you can see the sheen of panicky perspiration on their foreheads. You can smell the stench of desperation oozing from their every pore as they furiously attempt to create a new narrative that spins or changes the psychic waves overwhelming them.
The Week’s Damon Linker cast his flotsam adrift with this bauble of utter nonsense and claptrap.
The global elite think they’re sitting pretty. How wrong they are.
Democrats keep telling themselves that Hillary Clinton “really” won the 2016 election (or would have, had it not been for interference by Vladimir Putin and James Comey). Republicans keep patting themselves on the back about how much power they now wield at all levels of government. And centrists throughout the West are breathing a sigh of relief about Emmanuel Macron’s likely victory over the National Front’s Marine Le Pen in the second round of the French presidential election on May 7.
You can almost hear the sentiments echoing down the corridors of (political and economic) power on both sides of the Atlantic: “There’s nothing to worry about. Everything’s fine. No need for serious soul searching or changes of direction. Sure, populism’s a nuisance. But we’re keeping it at bay. We just need to stay the course, fiddle around the edges a little bit, and certainly not give an inch to the racists and xenophobes who keep making trouble. We know how the world works, and we can handle the necessary fine tuning of the meritocracy. We got this.”
Just when it sounds like elitist Damon might be on to something, he shits all over himself.
They see the White House and Congress struggling to pass a health-care bill that will leave millions more without insurance coverage at a time when a majority of Americans and a plurality of Republicans favor a single-payer system that would cover all. They see a president proposing to drastically cut corporate and individual taxes (including the elimination of inheritance taxes, which will benefit only the richest of the rich) when polls show that the top frustration with the tax system is that corporations and the wealthy don’t pay their fair share. They see a unified push to cut government programs at a moment when polls show a growing share of the public prefers bigger government.
And exposes himself as a self deluded Marxist elitist.
Sorry Damon, Americans DO NOT prefer single payer or bigger government. You Marxists do, but despite your delusional dreams of a Marxist Utopia, the vast majority of American’s are not Marxists or even Socialists, and have no desire to see you and your morally and ethically rotting corpse Marxist brethren “Fundamentally Transform” America into Venezuela.
Yes Damon, the Global Elite will fall. The Global Marxist Elite of whom you happen to be a member, a professional propaganda and indoctrination apparatchik member, will indeed fall. All of your changing the narrative, spinning the fact and outright lying will not stop it from happening, or save or protect you and your ilk.
The Marxist Rag of Record, The
Grey Red Lady’s own Jeremy W. Peters lets this little diatribe of urine dribble down his leg.
Without uttering a word to students at the University of California, Berkeley, Ann Coulter on Wednesday made herself the latest cause célèbre in the rapidly escalating effort by conservatives to fight liberals on what was once the left’s moral high ground over free speech on campus.
Ms. Coulter, the acid-penned conservative writer, canceled a planned appearance on Thursday after the political organizations that invited her rescinded their support over fears of violence. “It’s a sad day for free speech,” she said.
But across the country, conservatives like her are eagerly throwing themselves into volatile situations like the one in Berkeley, emboldened by a backlash over what many Americans see as excessive political correctness, a president who has gleefully taken up their fight, and liberals they accuse of trying to censor any idea they disagree with.
The situation adds up to a striking reversal in the culture wars, with the left now often demanding that offensive content be excised from public discourse and those who promote it boycotted and shunned.
Berkeley has again become a symbolic flash point. The university was not just the cradle of the Free Speech Movement but also the site of a violent 1969 crackdown that delighted many protest-weary Americans when Ronald Reagan, then California’s governor, ordered the National Guard to move in on student demonstrators.
Again, Marxist detritus spewed like projectile vomit in the desperate hope that the naive and gullible will ignorantly accept everything postulated without every checking or giving way to critical thought.
Now, I would not for one moment suggest that Ann Coulter is anything other than a professional metaphorical bomb thrower and agent provocateur, she most assuredly is. Mr Peters would have you believe that this is not only something new and bad, but that it, by implication, is coming only from the right. Sorry Mr Peter’s Ann Coulter actually comes from a very long line of professional agent provocateurs that snakes its way back through history to include such notable and noble names as Benjamin Franklin, Voltaire, Sir Thomas Moore, Friedrich Nietzsche, Galileo Galilei and of course, your idol, that great philosopher and connoisseur of excrement and feces, Karl fucking Marx.
No Mr Peter’s, conservatives across the nation are not “eagerly throwing themselves into volatile situations like the one in Berkeley”. Unless by “Eagerly throwing” what you really mean to say, is having the bad manner to dare to speak up in public. That that great bastion of Marxist propaganda and indoctrination should once again become a flashpoint is hardly surprising given that the average America is waking up “(No, most emphatically not “Woke or woking”) to the fact and degree to which you and your Marxist brethren have infiltrated and perverted American society.
More importantly, Berkeley most assuredly is not and never was the cradle of the Free Speech Movement. That honor in truth and fact belong to Philadelphia Pa, where Thomas Jefferson penned that dusty old document your and you Marxist co-conspirators are so desperate to destroy. You remember that document, right? The Declaration of Independence? That Document which kick the whole adventure off? That dusty old white mans document that came right before the United States Constitution. You remember the US Constitution don’t you Mr Peters, you ought to, you and your Marxist cohorts are doing everything you can to destroy it. Perhaps you even remember this line from it, you ought to since you have been hiding behind it.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Yea, that and not Berkeley is the cradle of the Free speech Movement. Berkeley is the cradle of the Marxist Student Activist Movement. the movement that gave us Politically Correct Speech, Social Justice Warriors and #Antifa. There is absolutely nothing “Free” in a movement whose predication is upon, Freedom for me to speak, but you can only speak if you agree with me.
Oh, and one more thing Mr Peter’s, has the New York Slimes given back Walter Duranty Pulitzer for lying his mother fucking ass off about Joesph Stalin’s genocides and the Gulags? Has the New York Slimes repudiated Walter Duranty unapologetic praise and support for and of Soviet Communism?
No… I didn’t think so. Nothing you guys love more, than a good juicy Marxist lie.
And of course let us not forget the radical fascist totalitarian Marxists over at CBS San Francisco.
Following the cancellation of the Ann Coulter speech at University of California, Berkeley, far-right supporters plan to hold a rally Thursday to denounce what they claim is the attempted silencing of their conservative views, stoking fears of another violent encounter with far-left groups.
UC Police said it was preparing for violence Thursday between militant factions on both sides, even as the speech by the conservative firebrand Coulter was canceled over fears of violence.
What a load of utter and complete Marxist crap “UC Police said it was preparing for violence Thursday between militant factions on both sides”. This is the kind of dishonesty from the Fifth Column Treasonous Marxist Media that has caused most American’s, when faced with the choice of who to have babysit their children, someone from the Media, or a pedophilic cannibal clown, chose the pedophilic cannibal clown. Even the Ebola virus was voted more popular than these so called “Journalists”.
No. There are not violent militants on the right, or as the media like to call them, the Alt-right. Like the African-America’s during the civil right protests of the 60’s the right is refusing to be intimidated into silence. They are not going anywhere for the express purpose of inciting violence. They simply refuse to allow Marxist America’s Nazi Blackshirts aka #Antifa to silence or intimidate them. If they are met with peace, then peace is what they will return. “Don’t start nothing and there won’t be nothing” on the other hand, while they are not seeking and do not want there to be violence, they are not pacifists, attack them entirely at your own peril.
Yes… there is a rumbling. It can be felt all around the world. That rumbling, it’s the fall of the Marxist delusion of a Marxist Utopia. Every single place any of the varieties of Marxism, by whatever name you want to call them, Socialism, Communism, Social Democracy, has been tried, the result has always been the exact same. Right now, today that result is being witnessed by pretty much the entire world as it unfolds in Venezuela.
Much to the disbelief and distress of the worlds dedicated and committed Marxists, the vast majority of the worlds population is saying with one clear and very loud voice, NO, we do not want your violent tyrannical despotic fascist Marxist Utopia.
Don’t worry, nobody is actually going to force you to take the Red Pill. You won’t have to learn the truth, you won’t have to do anything, or risk anything. You can very comfortably continue pretending that you care and are doing your part to see justice take its course. Go back to sleep.
Washington (CNN)The FBI last year used a dossier of allegations of Russian ties to Donald Trump’s campaign as part of the justification to win approval to secretly monitor a Trump associate, according to US officials briefed on the investigation.
The dossier has also been cited by FBI Director James Comey in some of his briefings to members of Congress in recent weeks, as one of the sources of information the bureau has used to bolster its investigation, according to US officials briefed on the probe.
This includes approval from the secret court that oversees the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to monitor the communications of Carter Page, two of the officials said. Last year, Page was identified by the Trump campaign as an adviser on national security.
Officials familiar with the process say even if the application to monitor Page included information from the dossier, it would only be after the FBI had corroborated the information through its own investigation. The officials would not say what or how much was corroborated.
So, the FBI knowingly and willfully used a fraudulent dossier in order to justify illegally wiretapping a presidential candidate for political purposes. All Seth Rich did was release some emails from Hillary and Podesta, and look where that got him.
A former British intelligence officer, who is now a director of a London private security-and-investigations firm, has been identified as the author of the dossier of unverified allegations about President-elect Donald Trump’s activities and connections in Russia, according to the Wall Street Journal. A Christopher Steele, a director of London-based private intelligence company, Orbis, purportedly prepared the dossier under contract to both Republican and Democratic adversaries of then-candidate Trump. The poor grammar and shaky spelling plus the author’s use of KGB-style intelligence reporting, however, do not fit the image of a high-end London security company run by highly connected former British intelligence figures.
The PDF file of the 30-page typewritten report alleges that high Kremlin officials colluded with Trump, offered him multi-billion dollar bribes, and accumulated compromising evidence of Trump’s sexual escapades in Russia. That the dossier comes from former British intelligence officers appears, at first glance, to give it weight especially with Orbis’ claim of a “global network.” The U.S. intelligence community purportedly has examined the allegations but have not confirmed any of them. We can wait till hell freezes over. The material is not verifiable.
President-elect Trump has dismissed the dossier’s contents as false as has the Kremlin. Trump is right: The Orbis dossier is fake news.
Yes, Barack Obama ordered the illegal surveillance on Presidential candidate Donald Trump. Not that it actually matters, its like the Hillary Clinton illegal email server scandal. Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch were after all, only discussing pictures of grandchildren on Bill’s Jet that day. Its not like Bill Clinton did anything wrong. You know, like flying on Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Lolita Express’ to spend days on Epstein’s private Pedophilia Island.
Just because in a world where the most powerful individuals in the United States are so corrupt that they should be facing capitol punishment doesn’t actually mean anything will happen. Even if Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions had the courage to try to bring charges, its simply not going to happen. And why exactly is it that nothing will happen, why nobody will be prosecuted? Because of Nuremberg.
Because of Nuremberg you ask shaking your head in disbelief and confusion. Yes, because of Nuremberg. You need to understand, there are hundreds of bureaucrats at the very highest levels who understand what that means. During the infamous Nuremberg trials hundreds of Nazi officers kept pleading, “I was just following order’s, if I had not, they would have killed me”. The judges told each and every single on of them, “That is not an acceptable defense for your actions” and then promptly found them guilty.
In Washington DC there are hundreds of bureaucrats at the very highest levels who know that both the Clinton’s and the Obama’s have committed the most serious criminal offenses on the books in America. Officials like James Comey, James Clapper, Loretta Lynch, Susan Rice and god knows who else who know that because they either covered up, or failed to take action when they knew that those criminal actions took place, that should either Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama ever be prosecuted, that they themselves will be prosecuted as well based on the Nuremberg verdicts that “Just following orders” is no legal defense.
In other words, they are all embroiled in a mutually ensured destruction scenario should any of them allow any real investigate or prosecution to take place.
President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are literally and absolutely impotent to do anything about it.
Ok, so the idea came from a comment made over at http://www.blogmocracy.com by Calo.
So, 2 hours later, the cooler was still at about 125 degree’s F. So out it came and into a frying pan, 30 seconds on each side just to brown.
And I have a absolutely perfectly cooked medium rare steak that is incredibly moist, tender and juicy.
Nope, tonight’s dinner, is Montreal Steak, Fajita Rice, and a Salsa Salad.
The Fajita Rice, is Long Grain Rice, Salt, Red Bell Pepper, Tomato’s, Garlic, Onions, and Chili Pepper’s with a tablespoon of Dark Robust Olive Oil.
2 months ago today, my brother succumbed to cancer.
My sister passed away on April 13th 2015, she was followed on September 15th 2016 by my mother, and then by Cliff on Feb 6th 2017.
It has been a very difficult 2 years.
Cliff and I had been attending Palomar College’s Welding technology vocational degree program together when he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.
It was his dream to go college and finally earn a degree, and after a year of arguing he finally convinced me to go back to college and help him navigate his way through the process.
Cliff had finished all of his Welding course work and had about 20 units of general education remaining before he would have completed his associates degree in Welding Technology.
I have 6 units left of my welding course work, my general education requirements were completed way back in the mid 80’s.
I’m not sure I have the heart to finish those last two classes. It was his dream, not mine.
I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart everyone who contributed to his memorial fund. Cliff would have been 55 on the 27th of April 2017.