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Saturday Night Live on the Democrats

SNL has two strikes against it in my world: Strike One: Late night TV… never do that; never have Strike Two: Television … haven’t watch since mid-1990s But I occasionally am referred or shown a clever clip from the television world. Okay. Not brilliant. This is TV for goodness sakes. But I did get it. It was clever enough to share. By the way, compared to lamestream media, SNL blows them away.

fool me once

Recent events in a local adult organization and a high school group share the pattern of expecting those bodies to be other than what they are. In the case of the teens, it is a valuable lesson they need to learn if they have not yet. The adults, on the other hand, should have learned this one LONG AGO. The fables and sayings share this lesson across cultures and time. All of us live in a space we share with scorpions and frogs, old women and snakes. Get used to it. The Scorpion and the Frog A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on […]

poor prognostication for police state

The ruling elite hell-bent on destroying our free country is banking on their police state to keep them alive and in the catbird’s seat. The Straight Line Logic website published a thoughtful article from Robert Gore that suggests their assumptions may be far too optomistic. Their assessment of we their avowed enemies may be gross underestimations. Needless to say, I like that view. So I share a snippet of it here with a link to the full article. – Ted –   The Illusion of Control, Part Two by Robert Gore When the violence comes—and it will come—the military and militarized police forces will face domestic insurgents who are better armed, trained, supplied, coordinated, and technologically proficient than the foreign […]

looking ahead

Thanks to the New World Order’s tactical plan and execution, lamestream media, organized indoctrination from K through post-graduate, and the bought-and-paid-for politicians all agree that free people are a troublesome lot that must be squashed out of existance. Those who neither pay attention nor think about such things vote. The culprits named above have converted our Constitutional Republic to a dumb-ocracy. The easily controlled are encouraged to vote our free country down the toilet. While the unambitious won’t notice, the industrious sure as heck will. We will have to channel our creativity in directions that cannot be confiscated by a ruling class with leftovers passed out as favors to the parasitic class. It is better to die on your […]

the truth shall set you free

It is one of my favorite sayings; a regular answer to “What shall I tell them?” Describing my public speaking during political campaigns I recently told a friend that I never wrote out speaches. I did not practice in front of mirrors. I performed for no focus groups. I simply spoke the truth… from my heart. That freed me from having to remember what I said on previous occasions. It is a good trick that came to mind with the three quotations that arrived in my e-mail box this morning from Liberty Quotes. ——————————————— “The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between political parties either – but right through every human heart.” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn […]

the illusionists

I cannot bring myself to use the current labels “blue” for the socialists paradises and “red” for those with economically conservative majorities. I know the old color coding with the “Reds” being socialists and communists was similarly arbitrary, but that does not make the current NEWSPEAK acceptable. Back when The Red Menace was the USofA propogandists’ goblin of choice, we all would rather be dead than red. So now the Orwelians who control mass media and mass politicians have decided to uproot, twist and confuse by reversing the public view of The Reds. I don’t accept it. A liberal once was someone who believed government should not be controlling or overbearing. The psy-ops gods turned that one over… another […]

doers vs critics

Said many times in most cultures, this quotation from Teddy Roosevelt phrases the sentiment as good as any I know of: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows […]

costs of free the nipple movement

In the article I share from today’s American Thinker, author Sally Zelikovsky handles a touchy subject with a good assessment of where the topless women’s movement would take us and why that is not such a clever idea. Why Breasts Matter By Sally Zelikovsky There is a movement afoot to liberate female breasts and it goes by the name “Free the Nipples.”  Apparently, our breasts want out.  Out of our clothing, that is.  That’s right.  There is a spectre haunting America — of clothes — and women have nothing to lose but their shirts.  So whadaya say?  Knockers of the world, unite!  Out with yesterday’s bra-burners (they’re so last century, anyway) and in with the Nipple Warriors! Let’s face it, […]

race to the bottom

Media monopolies, politicians, the education industrial complex and just about anything money can buy is pushing insanity and cultural suicide on us in machine-gun full-auto mode. We are surrounded, which means we can acquire a target in any direction, but there are hundreds more popping up faster than rational responses can counteract them. That is the plan and the method. Without a dramatic change in trajectory, it has to break. Collapse economically, culturally, geopolitically and on other fronts will happen. Wise men prepare accordingly. Today’s American Thinker has the following stories: College courses illustrate the devolution of Western civilization … University of California Berkeley, with tuition of $43,000 a year… young scholars can now choose classes such as “How to […]

working in groups

“My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.” – Indira Gandhi While the quotation is clever there is a third, much larger portion of any human gathering: the passive watchers. I cannot claim certain knowledge of what’s going on inside of them, but am guessing it might be like a comfortable perch near a construction site or in the stadium at a sporting event. They are close enough to genuine action to keep their interest, and earn “I was there” / “I saw it happen” credits. It is buying […]

The Transformed Wife

I confess to not having perused this website. You are on your own there. On the other hand, I did read the entire article below and agree almost completely. See my note at the very end for my little quibbles. Definitely not enough to negate all, or ANY of the good stuff Lori Alexander put into it. For any who still don’t know how nature works, men are supposed to be men and women are supposed to be women. When you see something that does not fit that definition, it is an aberration and won’t work well … anywhere … at anything useful … ever! Below you will run across the phrase, “Feminism makes women angry because their minds are […]

How Art Changes Consciousness

By Jacob Devaney Art can heal us, inspire us, and alter our brain chemistry With so much talk about the evidence of the positive effects of yoga and meditation, you might be surprised at what scientific research also says about how art effects the brain. Long before modern neuroscience, artists were creating works to inspire people and today complex brain imaging scans can show us just how art changes the physiology of our brains. Contemplation, observing, and taking in beauty all stimulate pleasure centers within the brain while increasing blood flow by up to 10% in the medial orbitofrontal cortex. This can lead to an elevated state of consciousness, wellbeing, and better emotional health. The blood flow increased for a beautiful painting just as […]

The Danger of Comparing Yourself to Others

A few days ago in my post The Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals I thanked Farnam Street for the excellent essay, and promised I would return. I took my own advice and indeed found another gem. Go to Farnam Street to see it in its native habitat, surrounded by other gems … or read the one that tickled my fancy below. – Ted – Resonance: How to Open Doors For Other People It’s only polite. Hold the door open for others, and they will open doors for you. We are far more interdependent than we would like to admit. We biologically need to connect. “Limbic resonance” is a term used by Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini, and Richard Lannon in […]

The Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals

A friend directed me to this article and the discovery of Farnam Street. I will go back for more, but cannot resist sharing this one with you while providing myself with a handy reminder and links to that site. – Ted The Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals Why is it that some people seem to be hugely successful and do so much, while the vast majority of us struggle to tread water? The answer is complicated and likely multifaceted. One aspect is mindset—specifically, the difference between amateurs and professionals. Most of us are just amateurs. What’s the difference? Actually, there are many differences: Amateurs stop when they achieve something. Professionals understand that the initial achievement is just the beginning. Amateurs […]