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Michael Moore’s Moronic Misguided Maunderings: Malignity Magnified Part One

clowns-072709Michael Moore always reminded me of a circus clown. He’s the left side of the Trump coin: very much like Donald who is one of the greatest frauds America ever produced. Moore’s gimmick was to be a warrior for the far left spelling out all the evils of capitalistic America while touting the tragic troubles of the poor and downtrodden with facile comparisons.

The lefties love lunatic language lambasting our land; they tell how evil things are while shutting their eyes to the enormous swelling tides of people from other lands who strive and often die trying to come to what they suggest is an evil empire. Or, looking at the other side of the coin where Donald cons the right (although not quite as clever as Michael) he sometimes lets his former leftist shirt show as when he remarked “I don’t know that we have the right to lecture (other countries.)” 

(I may be wrong on putting Trump opposite Moore. They may have the same beliefs in the evil of America. Since Trump is a blank black board he can be anything you want to believe in.)

A Message To Carmen Ortiz: “Hands Off the Mayor” Thanks to Huffington Post’s Power

mayor walshU.S. Attorney Ortiz should have heard the message loud and clear. “You want any more benefits from the Democratic Party then stop playing footsie with the Boston Globe.”

Putting Mayor Martin Walsh in the starting lineup at the Democratic National Convention after the Huffington Post made national news of the ongoing plan to try to force him out of office or to prevent his reelection between the Globe and Ortiz’s office had one real purpose. It was to send a message that as a Democratic appointee she was not supposed to be manufacturing cases against labor union supporters or popularly elected mayors. She was put on alert that the nation was watching her.

The problem a lot of people seeking power in Boston have is that they forget we are part of a larger nation and only a tiny part at that. The local newspaper also forgets that its power is quite limited to the local area and when it comes to the national scene things are viewed quite differently than in Massachusetts.

The FBI and Its Response to Unfavorable Stories: Howie Carr’s Day Off

Black PowerHowie Carr lamented that the FBI once thought of investigating him back in 1975. He provided copies of some of the FBI 302 reports about its investigation. Apparently this scared him straight since he has been a constant FBI booster since that time.

1972 was over 40 years ago and Carr was a reporter at a North Carolina newspaper, the Winston-Salem Journal. Like many young reporters he went out seeking a story and he apparently met with a group that was particularly noxious as far as the FBI is concerned, the Black Panthers.

Carr’s tale is meaningless since he got a pass from the FBI. But the memos about the investigation going on around him are telling. Carr noted in his column that he asked for these reports and the FBI denied that it had them. Finally, after some time it ‘fessed up.

Carr provided us with copies of these dated: 2/14/75, 2/27/75 and 6/13/75. Because of redactions it is difficult to tell if other dates are involved. They were all between the special agent in charge (SAC) of the Charlotte office and the director of the FBI Clarence M. Kelley.

Sunday Thoughts: Memories of the Red Sox

IMGP1143I know the Red Sox still play baseball because the other day I saw that the Red Sox won a game. It received front page coverage. I understood that because the owner of the newspaper also owns the Red Sox so he must insist, if he is a good business man, that his many interests work together on his behalf.

When I was a young kid I knew the names of every player on that team. I followed them closely for many years but recently my interest not only waned but it disappeared. Now I know the name of one player called Big Papi and what I know of him is he is a clutch home run hitter who is going through his last hurrah.

My involvement with the Red Sox for many years has many good memories. It was sort of like my involvement with the stock market. When they won (or it went up) I had a little extra bounce in my step and the day seemed more fair; when they lost (or it went down) I’d be a little out of sorts and things looked rather gloomy. I forget which of those monkeys I first got off my back but eventually I went cold turkey on both. Life is so much better when you do not let things you have no control over affect you.

The Great Con Man and His Make Believe Plan

CharlatanHere is  Donald Trump’ speech if you have the time to read it. It is the one he gave along with the one that was leaked to the press before he made it.

He started by saying: “We will be a country of generosity and warmth. But we will also be a country of law and order.” He added: “I have a message for all of you: the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon — and I mean very soon come to an end.” He did not tell how that would happen.

He then put out a number of problems he believed America is facing both at home and abroad saying: “Tonight, I will share with you my plan of action for America.” He had would never tell us of his plan.

I thought finally we will hear some substance and not a litany of complaints.

He went on: “our plan will put America First.” Great, I thought, let’s hear it.

He went on:My plan will begin with safety at home . . . On the economy, I will outline reforms.”

Donald Trump Meets Elizabeth Warren:

2015 08 21_3000Those who heard Donald Trump’s Soviet-like acceptance speech of the nomination for president of the United States at the Republican Convention in Cleveland could not but be reminded of a dictator, especially a Communist one, who is accountable to no one but himself. You know how long those dictators liked to talk when given a platform – Fidel Castro for one holds the UN record for the longest speech of four hours and twenty-nine minutes and once gave one that ran seven hours and ten minutes.

Among the top eight longest speeches  we have Muammar al-Gaddafi, Hugo Chavez, Fidel, and Joseph Stalin. These give you a view into the type of person who is speaking. He is one who believes the sun only shines on him.

Lengthy speeches are very much like the lengthy appellate court decisions – they stretch out so long because they use the length to try to hide the vacuousness of their thoughts. I recall the Florida appellate judge’s dissent on former FBI Agent John Connolly’s appeal ran about forty pages as she tried to show that even had John Callahan been strangled John Connolly was correctly convicted of murder by gun when he was 1,500 miles away.

The Trump Doctrine: Pay Your Share or Lose Your Peace and Freedom

mount rushmoreThis is really way out of line with American policy for almost seventy years. Actually it is the type of thinking you can attribute to no other American president in our history.

Donald Trump has analysed the world and put it on a profit and loss sheet to determine how it should operate. There is nothing on the sheet about freedom or about war. it is all about costs of operation without the faintest hint of the idea of deterrence or showing resolve.

It is what a businessman does. All that matters is making a profit; if lives are adversely affected by the decision to fire people so be it. The one important thing is to get a good return on one’s money.

No charity here (that’s why he hides his tax returns).  Our country will rename itself as the United Scrooges of America. When other countries experience a disaster or epidemic that won’t concern us unless they are willing to pony up big for our help. Nothing for nothing will be his motto.

The Trumpeteers – All That Is Missing Are The Brown Shirts

Heidi CruzI have often wondered how some dictators have come to power in countries through the free ballot. I can see it now in the actions of the Trumpeteers. They are a small group of disgruntled people who have been motivated by a seemingly innocuous and meaningless slogan “make America great again” which when coupled with Donald Tump’s rhetoric is as subtle as the old “you know where I stand” hateful racist slogan of L.D. Hicks. The Trumpeteers want to put into power a man who spreads ill will by denigrating other groups who he suggests are a danger to real Americans; a man who blames the others for any imagined ill that his Trumpeteers believe America is suffering from; a sloganizing man with no substance.

The Trumpeteers know who these people are who keep America from being great. They are identifiable by their features or names. They need not be forced to wear arm bands or other insignia so that we are able to tell them from the rest of us. We can look at them or read their names or listen to their speech and know these are the people who are attempting to steal away the rights of the Trumpeteers.