I like to assume that much of the Worlds leadership is intelligent. Granted there will always be the Hugo Chavez’ of the World – that could lose an IQ test – pitted against a box of rocks as his competition. Yet – When I read an article such as “Obama: Nuke deal blocks Iran’s path to bomb”; I start to wonder, Maybe they aren’t as intelligent as I give them credit. More likely, the leadership of the World is really as gullible as WWII appeaser Neville Chamberlain! Please, does any rational human being think that this current Nuclear Deal is anything other than World Leaders playing Kick the Can Down the Road, attempting to save face while dealing with the Iranian Mullahs? Of course with the Obama Administration it could probably be he just assumes the whole World is mindless enough to continue to believe in what is simply another Wag the Dog movement. I don’t know what the rest of the World will believe; but the reality is that here in the US – his mainstream media acolytes will be busy sell-sell-selling this agreement as a -Laying on of Hands- that will cure the contagious fever of anti-Semitic hatred spread, among the Muslim Culture, that places the rest of the World as Victims on a Critical List. The reality is the World has just been handed a placebo by World Leaders. The upside is that on rare occasions, placeboes actually work as the infected body heals itself. But I am a realist and I believe the anti-Semitic fever that rages in Iran is more of a recurring rampant STD, impossible to purge, at least as long as the Mullahs pull the strings of the Iranian puppet governments. Maybe forever. So our current crop of World Leaders rally, hands raised in triumph, singing Kumbaya – we have saved the World. Sorry folks – all we are seeing are the reincarnation of Neville Chamberlain. And this agreement is nothing more than a modern version of the 1938 Munich appeasement that allowed Nazi Germany the time it needed to become an evil superpower. Hopefully the end result of Team Obama’s current -We Saved the World- moment, will not end as badly as the 1938 Munich Agreement.
I have been listening to the talking heads feigned surprise concerning the current NFL “scandal” revolving Miami Dolphins player Richie Incognito. Please, anyone that has ever followed any professional sports, already knows that these overpaid Peter Pans jocks all live in a different world than the rest of humanity. The first thought that came to my mind, when I heard the Incognito story, was an old movie based on a book by former Dallas Cowboy player, Peter Gent – called “North Dallas Forty”. In the movie one of the characters called Jo Bob Priddy is raising hell at a pool party; to which a female guest is shocked. The verbal response by the main character was –> “Jo Bob is here to remind us that the biggest and the baddest get to make all the rules”.
I love football but the reality is - Professional Football is all about –> Full grown men paid ridiculous salaries to stay little boys, by beating up on each other for the entertainment of stadium filled and television audiences. And the little boys chosen to play this game are often the meanest kids that instilled fear on playgrounds across the nation. So when they behave badly – don’t be surprised. If they do something illegal smack their hands – it is what they have been conditioned to understand. But don’t pretend to be surprised when some 0f the meanest adult- kids on the planet – don’t behave the accepted social norm.
Caution the following video contains strong language and violence not unlike you could possibly see at any football practice or game.
- Report: Richie Incognito Held O-Line Meetings At A Strip Club (thacover2.com)
- 1973: North Dallas Forty (book) (hidden1960s.wordpress.com)
- Richie Incognito: ‘I am not a racist’ (VIDEO) (leagueofbloggers.wordpress.com)
- Richie Incognito Uses “N-Word” But States He’s Not Racist (bdentertainment.com)
- Bullying Scandal Continues To Embroil Miami Dolphins (npr.org)
I haven’t commented on movies in a longtime. So here are two I recently watched. And if you still have the option of watching Gravity in IMAX 3D, I highly recommend it!
I read on QCOnline where the movie Enders Game holds the weekly number one slot for Box Office dollars. I traveled out to the 53rd St Cinemark on Tuesday and watched the movie. It was good, not great. I suppose it would have been better had I shelled out the extra cash for the IMAX 3D showing. But the previews I had seen did not get me excited enough to come out of penny-wise mode. In fact there has only been one movie to date I have shelled out IMAX damages for and that was Gravity. Gravity didn’t need IMAX or 3D to standout but it was an excellent choice for my decision to splurge. Plus Gravity was more of an adults movie than young adult book based Enders Game. The surprising thing for me was that both movies were entertaining while also musing on death vs. life situations. I am sure other people walked away seeing different morality themes play out. But here are mine.
Gravity was a movie that posed the question how would astronauts handle the situation of being marooned in space following a catastrophic event to the space ship. A possibility every astronaut faces whenever they travel in space. I also really liked the idea, using Ed Harris (who played John Glenn in The Right Stuff) as the voice of mission control. In many ways the movie reminded me of an older movie named Marooned.I liked Gravity better, but then again, Marooned didn’t have the advantage of IMAX 3D or Gravity’s allure of Sandra Bullock spending much of the movie floating in space, barely clothed in her underwear. I’m a guy I quickly noticed that minute difference detail.
And while Enders Game was more adolescent in its approach, I thought it was asking tougher questions. The biggest being – are there any morality limits on retaliation, when facing a doomsday scenario? I guess anyone that knows me personally -while understanding my abhorrence of violence- also understands I would probably come across more like the practical Harrison Ford character than the –> OMG, what have I done Asa Butterfield character. Violence is always a bad choice, but dying from inaction is a worse choice.
Barack Obama, the wannabe Emperor and actual King Bus Driver of throwing people under the bus when somebody has to take the blame for mistakes.
Eric Reyes Facebook site shared the following image. I don’t know who created the image, but I found it something of a truistic creation.
Art Imitating Life : The Obama Dogma
I have stated for years the this country needs a viable third party to help keep the Democrats and Republicans sensible. In many ways both parties have become like fiefdoms working for warring feudal lords. In the last decade, locally there have been several candidates to find themselves excluded from the political reindeer games of the closed societies created by our two-party system. In the last election current Republican candidate Eric Reyes felt the Rock Island Democratic Politburo’s boot up his a$$ when he tried to run on a Democratic ticket against current 17th district Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. From the posts I have been reading on QCExaminer’s Blog, it seems that the Rock Island Republican Old Guard are playing similar games with Reyes, now that he is running on a Republican ticket. I suppose, it should not come as any great surprise that either party plays childish games, like King of the Hill, when it comes to selecting their candidates. It is just disappointing that both parties preach self-virtue of all inclusive membership; while in reality they are little more than good old boy exclusive fraternities. Instead of actual diversity, each party is a closed society, that invites a hand-selected few individuals, whom are hazed and indoctrinated into the leadership positions. Non goose-stepping initiates, not allowed; everyone must march in unison. Reyes and past Quad City candidate wannabes should not feel alone as this even takes place on a National Level. Just ask the much beleaguered Tea Party and Libertarian Movements inside the Republican Party that are persecuted by both the Democrat and Republican Parties. But then, that is old news that I have stated numerous times. The Two Party motto is grounded in the philosophy of –> Candidates Wanted- Individualists Need Not Apply.
A lawn is a demanding entity. You have to seed it. You have to weed it. You have to water it. You have to mow it. And you have to trim it. You don’t get any pay. Instead for all this work you are entitled to the city raising your property taxes to pay for some city project – possibly as dumbass, as Silvis painting a water tower to look like a giant golf ball. So- it should come as no surprise to any sane individual – that after reading Graham Watson’s article concerning Oklahoma State football players pay for play activities that I am announcing my plan to go on strike against the Tsarist Pig property management -at la casa Scoundrel- responsible for guaranteeing a proper wage compensation for my lawn care services! Who can blame me (instead of balm me – no thanks to you incapable-of-reading my mind spellcheck)?
In the article about Oklahoma State, it is revealed that OK State football players often received anywhere from $400 to $600, just to start-up a mower or weed eater. They didn’t even have to use them, just start them and then turn them off. I must be doing something wrong because I don’t just start my equipment, I toil with it. When I am finished I am usually soaked with sweat and my muscles hurt from the labor required to mow this large lawn. Yet the capitalist pig property manager pays me not one red cent nor does he even bother to offer up an attaboy.
The boss needs me more than I need him! And it is plain to see the working mans plight when college football players get paid ginormous funds for feigning work while this working Joe gets no reward for his labors. It is time for this voiceless member of society got what he deserves! So effective immediately I am instituting a work stoppage against the Bigwig taskmasters of la casa Scoundrel responsible for overseeing my economic future. No more lawn services until I am reimbursed for my wages attuned to the going wage rate – now set by Oklahoma State University. I plan on engaging management in intense negotiations. I will use my negotiating position to obtain – 8 hours for work, 8 hours for sleep, 8 hours for what we will. I will hammer from without and will be relentless and ruthless as I am kicking ass for the working class. I will obtain my goals by looking my enemy straight in the eye while demanding my bread and roses. I will refuse to take no for an answer and will lay down my working tools until I pay myself wages comparable to those paid the lawn service workers mentioned in the Watson article. So beware when you visit friends and neighbors, as my yard is likely to soon resemble a jungle. I foresee long drawn-out negotiations with little straightforward bargaining from my employer; he is theScoundrel after-all. Viva la revolución!
- Oklahoma State Football Profiled in SI’s Shocking 5-Part Investigative Report (bleacherreport.com)
- Weed Control in Tulsa – What It Takes for a Healthy, Weed-Free Lawn (oklahomalandscape.wordpress.com)
- Lawn Mowing Tips – How High or Low to Mow? (oklahomalandscape.wordpress.com)
I am not sure where the following collage I received, originated from. Though humorous, I have to admit there is a lot of legitimacy with the message the individual has created. Perhaps the day of SKYNET and the T101′s are not all that far away. I’ll be back.
- Wait, what did they do??? Terminators are in orbit and Skynet is the victim. (themadspaceball.wordpress.com)
Conviction –> a belief or opinion that is held firmly
the difference between a Christian woman in Pakistan, willing to stand firm in her faith, despite facing death from her justice system - and – the Christian Churches in my previous post, fearing the justice system and surrendering their beliefs.