Uncle Paul’s Rant for 06/21/2018

Good Evening, my friends, family and mishpocheh!

If you are expecting an erudite blog posting, full of optimism for the future, and a gentle, soft-spoken man, you might as well quit reading.

This is a rant, and I offer no solutions.

Today’s Uncle Paul thing is an expression of just how frustrated, angry, disgusted, and just pissed off this old Jewish hippie/veteran/patriot happens to be.

This past week, so many have shown themselves just what they really are… Many have decided to use Facebook to do so, and some have allowed them to spew as, offline, such people are seen as not how they present online.

It’s way beyond Democrat/Republican… That was a bunch of whistle stops back…

It’s now a matter of true good and true evil, as exemplified by the heartless and soulless idiots who think the incarceration of infants and children, thousands of miles from their parents with no guarantee of when or if any reunification will happen is a dandy thing, and who consider the infractors of a Civil statute are felons worthy of the highest penalty of the land… We see you, the entire world sees you, we know whom you are, and we know what you are… and we will denounce you at every opportunity, and we will show you the exact degree of mercy and compassion of which you have us to your left, but more importantly, to children and other people because they are not like you…

Not all of us are “Christians,” and not all of us pay lip-service to what you are supposed to be… We will remember you… We will never, ever forget…

I said in various places on Facebook that the social media venue has enabled so damned many, behind the relative anonymity of their keyboard and PC/Mac to show what they really are…

I’ll offer you the example of some I’ve known who were and are spousal abusers in private, but in public are seen as such good, “godly” and noble men/women, and, in the eyes of some, have lived that lie for decades.

The ancient Romans had a statement, “In Vino Veritas,” or, “In wine there is truth.”

What that means is that, if one gives a drunk enough booze, the true self will be seen.

Facebook and other social media have become a virtual version of that…

Among us, in our families, among those we thought of as our friends, and all else, are those that are apparently stupid enough to think that how they behave online is only seen by those in their circle-jerks, and that the rest of the world doesn’t matter…

In truth, they’ve shown the world that the facade they’ve presented, some for decades, is false, and is showing them to be hypocrites about themselves, and how they’ve lied to themselves and those who otherwise thought they were not like that, or, in at least one case in my own circles, some that could be “turned around” if only there was enough patience and “Christian love”… One about whom I’ve now considered a poster-child for the thing is in his 70’s at least, and if one thinks such a one can be made to be reflective, if only the right words and “fairness” are applied, such a one will somehow be turned into a reasonable person.

At this point in this blog, I’ll just like to own up to a few things…

For years, some within our circles have considered the opposition to them and their vibe as haters, traitors and sore losers…

Allow me to clarify my own thing… I’m no sore loser, as there were those in the platoon of Republican candidates that I would have proudly been loyal opposition…

And that I despise their saffron-skinned guru of their cult does not mean that I hate him because he’s a Republican… it means that I hate him for what he truly is, and what he’s made this nation to be, and that the worship of such a being has made the dark underbelly of this nation to reveal itself.

And there’s the word… “hate.”

For a long time, I’ve tried to avoid such a thing… As stated elsewhere, but for the benefit of those that haven’t read my nutshell bio here, or don’t know me, I offer the following.

I was adopted at birth by my beloved late parents, but apparently the schmuck that was my sperm-donor was not a sober man… When Mama drinks heavily during pregnancy, it tends to result in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and the manifestations are obvious.

When daddy drinks heavily prior to conception, it tends to result in Fetal Alcohol Effect, which, in my case, results in major depressive disorder and a location on the autistic spectrum. The former tends to be caused by the seratonin and nor-epinephrine receptors in the liver, which are either non-existent, or don’t behave as they should. The latter? Is as it is, and I believe the organic things about it are wide and varied…

Such as I am, such as I’ve always been, regardless that some didn’t have the desire to even question such things… That my beloved late parents didn’t know the specifics, but since birth were willing to support me and give me the nurturing I needed resulted in my having been an honorable Army SGT/E-5, a crew chief on the radar site of a nuclear missile unit, with a Top Secret/Crypto clearance, valid until my honorable discharge… I’ve always been a weird dude, but was willing to be a man of honor in spite of my own issues.

All this to, at present, describe myself for those of my readers that really don’t know me, but I’d like them to have some ideas about from where, I come, and to explain what follows.

For one such as I, I’ve avoided such things as hate, contempt and disgust… such things don’t play well with me, and aren’t healthy things with which to engage…

But, given the past week, the bizarre, ignorant, fat-assed, racist, bigoted, stupid, willfully ignorant bastard presuming to the office of President, and the sold-out, moronic cult-members for whom the dude can do no wrong, I have to offer something.

I hate that I hate… I hate that they have turned me into someone I don’t even like very much… I hate that they have become members of a toxic cult of personality that, since they perceive that only a Republican… any Republican… can give them what they want, that they have been so willing to accept anything the bastard says, even if it’s 180 from what he said even hours before… I hate that I once thought I knew some people, and that I once was so blind to even respect such people…

And I hate them, and the guru of the toxic cult to which they’ve willingly sold their souls, as anything that doesn’t fit their beloved narrative doesn’t exist.

I hate that I am capable of such rage and hatred, and that the mindless morons have pushed me to such a point.

I hate that I hate…

I am not proud of this, but I own it and am not a hypocrite about it.

I am a patriot… I am not a nationalist, and there is a huge gulf of difference between the two…

I am a patriot, and I willingly swore to an oath decades ago and twice to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

I am no fool, and regardless that I am no pacifist, I am not a violent man…

There are scenarios that play out in my head that I would no more approve than I would cut my own throat… there are things that have taken place in our nations’s history against Chief Executives that I define as acts of treason, and would never suborn nor approve… Understand, my friends, that this pissed-off old liberal is not stupid, and I’d no more accept such things than I would the selling of the nuclear codes to the highest bidder.

But, make no mistake… There are many among us who are internal enemies of this country, due to being willing to accept any atrocity, as long as it’s from a Republican, and especially the one presuming to the highest office in our land… They have bought some bill of goods that only a Republican and any Republican, especially the one who has become the leader of the cult, can fulfill their dreams… Anyone not in their cult is a hater, a leftist traitor and a sore loser who can’t get over Trump, while they have spent a decade and currently do insist on prison for treason for the previous president, and the same for the former Secretary of State who ran for the office… The thing was related to me by one, with no tongue in cheek, as such people don’t understand irony, that he and those of his crew can’t be hypocrites, as they’re right and always have been, and we are wrong, so that negates any double-standards.

The no-neck, Bull Connor-esque bastard currently heading ICE stated publicly that they are not Nazis, as they are only following orders…

That’s a sadistic bastard that obviously spent more time pulling wings off of flies than paying attention to at least parts of high-school history class, that stated that, word for word…

But, yeah, one such as I is “minimizing the Holocaust” for observing the obvious parallels…

I’m not minimizing a thing… I’m showing just how horrible this crap is, as it’s little different from the 3rd Reich… It is just as evil and hateful and anyone who refuses to see it is complicit and is as much a collaborator as the Vichy French, if they are not Nazis in all but name…

So, yes… I am not proud of my hatred, and wish it was not created… But, as I said on Facebook, I’ll save the morons the trouble, should they accuse me of hatred…

To the members of Cult 45, let me just say you’re right… Again, I hate you… I hate that what you stand for, under the guise and bullshit of being “patriotic.” I hate your personality cult which you’ve adopted as a golden calf in the place of the G-d to whom you only pay lip-service…

I hate that you have used the Supreme Author of the Universe as an excuse to let you live out your bigotry I hate that you have made an idol of an entire narrative to which you each and all subscribe, while insisting that “I’m thinking for myself” and “It’s just my opinion.”

I hate your narrative, I hate what you have made this nation become, I hate your idolatry, I hate your bigotry. I hate that you are able to line up to the latest bullshit from your cult-leader, when he says the opposite of what he said hours before, and that you don’t experience whiplash.

I hate you with all that is within me, and not the least that, by your willful blindness and willful ignorance in the name of your beloved narrative, you have caused me to experience such hate.

I am not a violent man, and generally try to be a peaceable and peaceful man, but never, ever a pacifist.

While I strive to be the sort of man my dogs think I am, again, I am no pacifist, and I openly dare any member of the cult of Trump to show up and challenge this pissed-off old Jew…

It is not we, those you decry as “snowflakes,”libtards,” haters and “leftist traitors” who are turning this entire dark circus you love into a true civil war…

It is you…

It is your conviction that, contrary to your noble professions, we’ll get along just fine once we agree that you are correct.

It is your hatred of those of us to your left, while we were forced to endure your past and present hatred of the previous president, and the woman who competed against your orange hero for the presidency.

It is your insistence that our being liberal is the cause of the downfall of our nation, when it is your fantasies and wishful thinking.

It is your hero worship of a man who, if a Democrat would have dared to spew a fraction of what he has, would have had the gallows ready.

It is you, you mindless, right-wing, knee-jerk, reactionary, authoritarian followers who dare to call yourselves conservatives…

You have enabled and cheered on what this nation is becoming, and you insist that it is a good thing…

You are the sort of people about, should current events follow through to the only logical progression, my ancestors who have been ashes fertilizing the Polish countryside, will denounce you before haShem when it is time to answer for your lives.

May you not burn in hell, but live a cold, lonely, miserable eternity, blaming others for your eternal misfortune…

I hate you, and I hate that you are the sort of people that would make me hate you.

Those that know me and love me will know just how painful such an admission is to make.

So, for all else, it ain’t over, and I, as always, encourage you to

Keep Resisting!

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Uncle Paul’s Rant for 06/12/2018

Good Day, my friends, family and mishpocheh!

OK… so the “summit” concluded, and we’re not glowing with radioactivity today… So obviously the orange one didn’t screw it up too badly… (although during the “signing ceremony” late last night, Trump really didn’t look well, and presented himself as though someone spiked his Diet Coke with Valium, but that’s another matter.)

But I have to offer, are the members of Cult 45 so deranged and sold out to their hero that they don’t wonder why we are actively sucking up to Russia and NK, 2 authoritarian and autocratic regimes that are 1) arguably guilty of international war crimes and 2) never have been, aren’t and never will be our friends while insulting and angering 6 nations that have been allies?  Do the Cult 45 members really trust Kim and Putin, not to mention Trump so much that they believe this to be a good thing?

I’ve been observing, as I related to my brother-in-law, Tim,  who’s one of the good guys, on various blogs and FB groups Cult 45 members who are gloating, strutting and crowing at how we “snowflakes” are somehow “jealous,” whatever the hell that’s supposed to mean, that Trump is doing something Obama never did… as though that’s necessarily a good thing…

What did we get out of it?  From all accounts, damned little… a concession from Kim that, at some point, he may possibly give up his nuclear aspirations, and Trump has apparently got assurances for some cushy real-estate in Pyongyang for another piece of property with his name in big gold letters… Oh, and he got a dandy photo–op that plays well with those who adore the schmuck…

That’s it… that’s all there was, is, and ever will be.

I’ll also offer that this thing, contrary to the media’s fawning and gushing over how “historical” this is, is no different from the past 4 or 5 assurances by NK since the 50’s…

Without going into too much personal detail, I’ll just add that for one such as I and for one with my weird internal wiring, the alternatives to hoping for the best are despair or rage…

Unlike the right-wing, who, beginning at least with the meeting chaired by Sen. Mitch McConnell the night before Pres. Obama’s first inauguration to agree to oppose anything the man would attempt, regardless of whether it was something they previously supported, I don’t want the man to fail… the world depends on his not doing so… I’m just afraid that he will, and that’s a different matter entirely.

I can’t afford rage or hatred or even despair, so I’ll attempt to be cautiously optimistic… I hope for success, but am mentally and emotionally prepared for the worst.

Watching the Cult 45 members slobbering all over what really is nothing more than an expensive photo op, complete with the buffoon Dennis Rodman (really?  he’s now seen as an expert in diplomacy and nuclear science?) weeping while wearing the obligatory red MAGA ball cap, I can only stand with my jaw on the floor…

At what point will people of reason at least consider that this crap is nothing more than a cult of personality, and that the wanna-be emperor wears no clothes?

So, with my spleen vented for a little bit, I still remind you to

Keep Resisting!

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Uncle Paul’s Rant for 06/04/2018

Good Evening, my friends, family and mishpocheh!

First, for those that have no understanding of the love and affection of a non-human animal, I’ll just ask you to skip ahead to my political rant… this isn’t for you.

Yesterday, I awoke to find that a dear little noble soul of a rabbit, our Butters, had passed away… I know that he’s been ill for some time, and have tried to help him through it, but he was older than most rabbits tend to become, and, while I haven’t had the emotional wherewithal to end his suffering myself, I am grateful to G-d for having taken the decision out of my hands…

Butters was a noble little soul, quite affectionate and quite intelligent, and I’m honored to have known him.

I buried him under our rose bushes, sang the Sh’ma over his grave, and prayed for blessings on his loving little soul… I’ve no doubt he’ll be one of quite a few awaiting me on the other side of the bridge, welcoming me home.


 

OK… that’s done… the rest of you can keep reading…

As tends to be de riguer in this era of the bizarre orange one in the Oval Office, today was another of realization of what fresh hell has been unleashed while we slept.

This morning, we were greeted by a notification that the guy believes he has a legal right to pardon himself.

Well, let’s parse this a bit…

Precisely for what is he presuming to pardon himself?  Let’s not lose sight of the fact that, for a pardon to take place, an admission of guilt for what one is being pardoned must be there… So what is the guy saying that he’d have a reason to pardon himself?

And, for those who have proven themselves to be members of Cult 45, will they be able to recover from the whiplash for what they’ll say he was innocent, but guilty, but pardoned, but….  Yeah… that’s what it’ll be.  The very strange woman who shows up regularly to rationalize everything the bastard does or says will give them at least some talking points, so they’re mostly silent until they’re given the words for which they’ll assure us about which they are thinking for themselves.

Consider this, my friends… according to the vibe, he’s innocent of anything about which the Republican investigators are doing their thing… it’s all a “witch hunt,” yet he’s already saying he’s going to pardon himself of anything they consider him innocent…  That’s some serious rationalizing and justifying going on there…

But the narrative to which they’ve each sold their souls, and, differing only in relatively and eternally minor points, they each hold to… of course, assuring everyone else that they’re somehow thinking for themselves… is of paramount importance…

Yeah… I’d rather apply Occam’s Razor and keep my life simple…

To them, I’d only ask:

Just what the hell is wrong with you people???!!!

I have had at least one I once thought I respected who lost his lunch regarding that I’ve observed some applicable parallels to Germany of the 1920’s and 1930’s in the runup to the 3rd Reich, and have been treated to being accused of somehow “minimizing” the Holocaust…  According to such people, not only has there never been a historical precedent, there is nothing that can ever compare… So, obviously, to them, anything that would ever occur in our nation or anywhere in the world could never compare to such a horrific event….

Santayana and others throughout history have rightfully observed that those who refuse to learn from history are condemned to repeat it…

… and we’re finding ourselves in a time when fellow citizens refuse to recognize what’s happening, refuse to read or learn, and refuse to see that what’s old is new again…

Jews are not in the preferred enemy (apart from we Jews who are also liberal in our outlooks), and I’d only append “yet” to that… Trump’s son-in-law and his daughter are Jewish, but let’s never forget that Hitler and the Reich did have a few Jews in their circles, owing to what skills could be useful to the regime… Right now, it’s other folks of darker complexion that are seen as the enemy, but give it time…

I’m finding myself disgusted and raging, so I’ll back out now, but I will leave you with the words of German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemoller, upon which all should meditate:


First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.


And I can add Mexicans, Guatemalans, Salvadorans, Syrians, Iraqis and many others to that list…

So, again, as always, I remind you to:

Keep Resisting!

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Uncle Paul’s Rant for 05/25/2018

Good Day, my friends, family and mishpocheh!

First, let me offer my congratulations and best wishes to Rose McGowan and all the other women who have come out, denouncing Harvey Weinstein.

One of the nicest things I’ve seen in a long time was watching that abusive, hateful schmuck being perp-walked in cuffs… He, like Nasser, the gymnastics coach, is likely to breathe his last in prison after a long, miserable existence in whatever facility they stash him.


NOW… on to business.

I’ve been observing people who have been trolling various blogs and Facebook groups, as well as some people from my past, some of whom I once thought I respected… More fool me…

Much that I will state here, others have read from me before, but this is another damned day having to wake up and see the news as to what fresh hell the Orange Julius Caesar has unleashed as we slept, what raging tweet-storm he’s engaged in overnight (NB: …on his still completely unsecured smart-phone… He refuses a secure device, and refuses to have his toy subjected to security checks, as he’s said that’s too much trouble… Yeah… it’s like that)

This morning, I’ve glanced silently at the walls of a few I’ve called out recently, and whom I consider poster-children for the lunatic fringe cult-members about whom the “president,” in likely the only truthful statement he’s ever made, said that he could shoot someone in broad daylight on 5th Avenue and it wouldn’t cost him any support.

I make no attempt at any solutions, really at this point, apart from telling everyone of goodwill within earshot that it is imperative to vote this coming November.

I will remind all that I’ve heard from many over the years saying “No point… my vote doesn’t count anyway.” A large enough mass of people believing that and either staying home that Tuesday, or doing some 3rd-party  thing for a realistically unelectable Don Quixote, so they can convince themselves their consciences are clear and they can “sleep at night” and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, and we get precisely the sort of chaotic, insane situation in which we now find ourselves.

I make absolutely no claim to being a “conservative,” although I do know a few folks, and have known some over the years who actually are or were true conservatives, so I don’t mean the following as a blanket slam at the term as it is truly.

I will now offer my observations…

The vast majority of those very loudly claiming the label, are they such as various ones that troll blogs and FB groups, usually with insults, misspellings, horrid grammar and a lot of profanity.

They tend to resort to such words as “libs,” “libturds,” “libtards,” or insist that anyone to the left of Genghis Khan is a “commie,” or, more likely “socialist,” the latter by so many that don’t understand a difference between a political view and an economic one.  “Commie” is an insult straight out of the 40’s and 50’s which many seem to look back on as some “Ozzie and Harriet” fantasy, and, of course, refers to “communism.”  Of course, none of them have ever studied or even read communist theory, and only know it as an insult… For what it’s worth, there’s only been one nation that, in localized ways, practiced communism…

That nation happens to be the one the evangelicals love so deeply, being as radical dispensationalists and some being dominionists, in the examples of their favorite “Christian” fiction… the Left Behind Series, The Late Great Planet Earth and the works of Frank Peretti… And, when taken to the only clear conclusion, means that they believe that all Jews need to be gathered into that country, so that their strange image of Jesus/Y’shua will then touch down on the Mount of Olives and wipe out the vast majority of those with whom I share heritage and faith.

I, of course, refer to the nation of modern Israel, and the example of pure communism to which I refer, is the kibbutz.

As far as their horror of the word and their misconception of “socialism,” our nation incorporates elements from many political and economic ideas, and socialism happens to be one of them…

We have the VA, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid and many other things that owe much to the concepts of true socialism.

I will offer, as, unlike some of those that occasionally read my musings, I actually have read works from communist writers and thinkers, as well as those, such as Eugene Debs and others, who were unabashed socialists… I am not a communist nor a socialist, but I do claim as a matter of practicality to be more of a European-style Social Democrat… The nations of Europe that have such a system are those that Trump laments that don’t have any desire to emigrate to the US… It obviously works for them,  most have universal health care, fairness in business practices, and many other things their citizens love… It is true that they pay higher taxes, but, let’s be clear…  they don’t individually worry about being homeless due to being broke, paying for horribly high medical bills, and they tend to have more real spendable income than most here in the US, apart from the wealthy and privileged.

Just thought I’d add that paragraph as an advance answer to some who are so sold out to their narrative that they’d dare to call me legitimate but inapplicable words, intended as insults.

They claim “conservative” as their label… Many of them, for some reason, insist on self-describing on their profiles as “very conservative Republicans.”

Most of them have no idea who were Pres. Eisenhower, Sen. Fred Thompson, Wm. F. Buckley, Sir Winston Churchill, Edmund Burke, and many others from history, and wouldn’t recognize a true conservative if such person rose from the grave and bit them on their smug, willfully ignorant butts. (if they knew, they’d resort to the epithet I’ve seen lately… “turncoats.”)

What they actually are? Knee-jerk, right-wing, reactionary authoritarian-followers; each one is sold out to the exact same narrative, which really only varies in relatively and comparatively minor details.

And this, all the while insisting that they “think for themselves.”

So, I offer that, as I’m certain we each have some of those strange people in our circles, either personally, or online, who insist that their fear, rage, paranoia, and rigid authoritarianism means they are “conservative,” now you know…

And, as always, dear ones…

Keep Resisting!

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Uncle Paul’s Rant for 05/02/2018

Good Evening, friends, family and mishpocheh!!!

Wow… these must be those “interesting times” named in the old curse…

Where to start?

Well, OK… the state of my birth and much of my life, California, is poised to have a very vocal and virulent Nazi and white supremacist as the Republican candidate seeking to displace long-time Senator Dianne Feinstein, to represent that state in the US Senate…

The dude is polling really, really high numbers….

Patrick Little is his name.

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He is quite prolific on the social networking site all the white-power assholes went as their accounts were being deleted by Twitter…

Among the things he advocates is forceful removal of Jews from the USA…

Gee… sounds a little familiar, no?

What I find the most abjectly appalling, disgusting and gobsmackingly bizarre is that the jackass is polling so high… high-enough that he’s got an excellent chance of facing Sen. Feinstein at the ballot…

SERIOUSLY????!!!!

This festering sewer of crap has always been flowing quietly in this country, but with the advent of “G-d’s Choice for America,” in the words of some I have the misfortune to know…  it has become an open torrent of shit flowing down Mainstreet America…

I have no doubt about a certain man of my knowledge, who happens to be a Jew, BTW, yet is so sold out to the furthest of the right-wing lunatic fringe, and an entire narrative that’s nothing better than “Well, even if it isn’t true, it oughta be,” and given to plastering his FB wall with any sort of crap, legit or not, “as long as it makes the libs look bad and gets us our strokes from our peers, and props up the party line.”

I will remind you this is a man that, after the election, and after at least 8 years of hateful propaganda and lies straight from the pits of hell regarding President Obama and his family, and then parroting every word of propaganda and lies it has been proven to all but them to have been spawned by Russian Troll-farms, it should be all “Kumbahyah,” “Let’s work together,” and all other manner of spooge he and his fan-club could conjure up…

I was told by this man and his little circle-jerk that all the horrible things they spewed were different, as all that bullshit was true, whereas anything from the “libtards,” the “leftist traitors” and whatever other crap they could fling at Democrats, is just “fake-news,” “liberal lies,” and all the rest…

Now… does anyone doubt that that man, however he touts being Jewish, as the jerk mentioned at the beginning of this is a Republican, and Sen. Feinstein is some sort of traitor, will vote for the former?


Now

The bombastic orange troll has been busy tweeting, yesterday and today, all about “No Collusion!  No Collusion!  Witch Hunt!” after the leaking of an outline of questions Mr. Mueller and Co. are considering putting to Mr. Trump under subpoena…

Funny thing, it’s been determined that the actual leak of the draft originated in the White House… but, if one only gains ones “news and views” from the right wing echo chamber, one would not know that…

The man seriously believes he is above the law, and is stating that “At some point, he’ll have no choice but to obstruct Mueller.”

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/trump-threatens-obstruct-justice-latest-bonkers-tweet-point-will-no-choice/

LET’S CLEAR SOMETHING UP HERE…

Mr. Mueller and the rest of the investigating team, who are all Republicans, by the way, are not looking at any sort of political term as “collusion.”

I don’t know of any laws or statutes in any of the U.S. Codes that address the word “collusion.”

NOW…

There are many, many laws and statutes regarding conspiracy against the United States, its laws (including election laws, and welcoming the help of a foreign government [especially one that never has been and never will be our political, military, or financial friend] in the attempt to undermine them), its Constitution and, most importantly, we… its people.

 


NEXT:

If you listen to the framing of the story,  the raiding of Trump’s long-time, very strange personal physician, whose “letter,” which reads like a slow 4th-grader’s letter to his teacher from “his mommy,” rather than a document which one must be aware is now part of the public records of the US Government for all posterity, was just something all presidents do.

Again… SERIOUSLY???!!!

What is there to hide that Trump’s pet staffer and former bodyguard needs to bring a goon squad to a physician’s office?

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/msnbc-reporter-explains-exactly-wackadoo-trump-doctor-harold-bornstein-played/


Yes, there’s more…

With this crew, there’s always more… each day’s fresh hell, with the clueless cheering section singing their praises in the face of overwhelming evidence, as to admit any error in any part of their beloved narrative would be to force them to look at all the rest of it…

Yeah… that’s kinda the point…

 

But for now, my dear friends, family and mishpocheh,

As always,  I encourage you to

Keep Resisting!

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Uncle Paul’s Rant for 04/26/2018

Good Evening, my friends, family and mishpocheh!

(was originally scheduled for a couple of days ago, but this is likely the longest, and most pissed-off “Rant” I’ve done… I’m determined to make it say precisely what I mean, and my beloved wife, who is an astute proofreader needs to vet the thing… I need other eyes to ensure that I say what I mean and mean what I say…  You may hate me for what I have to say, but, blame it on the mild autism,  I’m damned certain that for what you may hate me is precisely what I intend to say… part of my wiring that, I don’t give a damn for what I may be hated, as long as I’m being hated and damned for what I truly mean, and for what I truly am.  The major part of this blog posting is to just call willfully blind and willfully ignorant morons precisely what they are… should you decide to read to the end of this tirade, I offer what those of us to the left of Attila the Hun really think, rather than how we are portrayed by “pastors,” pundits and politicians who know suckers when the see them and indoctrinate people as the vibe being the only correct and “holy” way to be)

I’m pissed-off… I’m offended… and dammit, I refuse to let the Trumpniks dominate the conversation.

Be prepared, as, although I intend to eschew profanity as much as possible, yer ol’ Uncle Paul is seriously pissed off and disgusted…

Just so you know, I’ll be tagging some people whom I once thought I knew, and whom I once thought I respected.

My thing is that I am just thoroughly disgusted with so many of my fellow citizens, let alone fellow inhabitants of the 3rd rock from the sun…

I’ve been observing, for at least a couple of weeks quite a few of my personal long-time acquaintance, but even more from those who I’ve never known, and, from all indications, am eternally grateful I’ll never know…

I’ve asked the question in times past as to just what the hell it will take for some people to actually pause and try to consider just what it is that they slavishly have been supporting…

I don’t tend to ask that question any longer, as it’s painfully obvious that there’s not one damned thing that would dissuade them from their beloved narrative… With every day’s fresh hell, it’s answered with rationalizations, justification, and blame everywhere else than ever consider that their orange “god” is one with feet of clay…

I’ll tag a few, if my friends and mishpocheh think I should… If I do, do you, my friends, have my back? As, I guarantee you that this, my personal FB wall, will be a target for some really disturbing crap…
[NB: I’ve received encouragement from those I’ve asked]

I’ve been observing some of their bullshit regarding their abject support for military-grade weaponry in the hands of civilians (“It’s muh raht…”), while they, themselves, never chose to be formally trained in the use and respect of such weapons and for what was the original design and purpose, but, as always, it fits the narrative, and for others, it’s that they seem to have the backs of those who somehow actually served in military services (“I support the troops”), but never learned anything about military service other than the breaking things and killing people parts…

Some chose to “preach the gospel” in radio broadcasting, as that was more important than serving this nation in military service, yet are now all about warmongering bullshit…

(and really, only the “gospel” as it refers to the sort of American-style Evangelical Protestantism that are the largest contingent of Trump supporters… for most of those, I have determined, it’s nothing more noble than that the Orange Julius Caesar’s lip-service to supposed “pro-life” things (actually, merely anti-abortion, but it fits their narrative), There, in their insular circles, one finds folks that are completely sold-out to a specific narrative at any and all cost, as the alternative is to actually do some study… Easier to fall in line, while, all the while, insisting they are thinking for themselves.)

My friends, as I’ve always said, I served this nation of my birth in honorable military service, and earned the Expert badges on my greens, while also having been highly trained, cleared and ready to turn certain associates, on some level, of the guy that now runs Russia and is some sort of best-buddy of Trump’s, but who was a Colonel in the KGB back in my day, and who has never repudiated his former association, into glowing rubble..

On one of my recent postings, I enumerated my own background and qualifications, but there are those that would never have been interested in reading my musings, but, since I am tagging them, they will now…


1974 – 1982

SGT/E-5

16C20 – Nike Hercules Fire-Control Operator (nuclear) and Crew Chief

Security Clearance: Top Secret/Crypto

Character of Service: Honorable

Re-enlistment Code: 1A

(qualified Expert with M16A1 and M60, and familiarized with .45 Cal. Colt 1911, as I had to carry one on my hip during Sergeant-of-the-Guard duty)


I’m seeing people that I once thought I knew, and whom I once formerly respected (more fool me, obviously), who are all about covering their entitled asses, as it appears that their orange bombastic hero is going down…

These are folks that don’t seem to be capable of understanding that they are actively supporting the government of a hostile nation over the intelligence and law-enforcement agencies of this nation… Their hero is under attack, so, anyone who actually understands the meaning of patriotism is some sort of “snowflake”

I’m seeing, in short, some real chickenhawks, self-describing as “Very Conservative Republicans,” for whom an entire package of crap is necessary, while having not one damned thing to do with the faith-path to which they subscribe… It’s all or nothing, “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition.”

These whom I describe, folks, as stated elsewhere and elsewhen, are those that find it necessary to prepend “very” to their self-descriptions on Facebook of “conservative Republicans”… They insist on such a designation as “Very Conservative Republican” which apparently, to them, distinguishes them from those they consider “RINOs” — “Republicans In Name Only.”  I offer that, by their words and their behavior, they wouldn’t recognize a real conservative if Wm. F. Buckley, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Sen. Fred Thompson, or even Barry Goldwater or Sir Winston Churchill rose from the grave and bit them on their smug, entitled asses…

Yeah… when the hell did any of you that I call out ever find it necessary to sign up and put on the uniform?  Oh… that’s right… you didn’t, but now portray yourselves as some sort of nationalistic heroes and uber-patriots…

These people are those I know who refuse to even acknowledge the barest possibility that their narrative may have anything in error, yet who have accused me, and other people of somehow believing we are always correct…

Projection and hypocrisy, in other words…

It is why I ask, as I call out some mindless morons here, will my true friends be willing to weigh in…  (show up on their walls, and be prepared for some education, from them, as well as those who are their friends and fellow-travelers)

We are living in a time when some even of my own adopted ethnicity, history, and faith path (I was adopted at birth, and have adopted my beloved late Pop’s ancestry, faith and history as lovingly as I was adopted), don’t seem to see any parallels between those sporting white Polo shirt and khaki pants, brandishing Home Depot tiki torches, and the brown-shirted SA of a couple of generations ago…

One of these, Mr. Manuel Blanco, was horrified that I would ever make such a comparison, regardless of the parallels, and regardless that I am, myself, proudly Jewish…  The man should know better, especially knowing me, but such a comparison to what he voted for and elected is somehow anathema… One, apparently, should never see any parallels with/ history that has, really, never died, and regarding those of my relatives who have been ashes, fertilizing the Polish topsoil for a few generations.  For that man, the barest possibility of comparison is just some sort of hatred.

Mr. Blanco, his friends and some of his family somehow found it necessary, 1 1/2 years ago, to spam my FB wall with all sorts of horrible memes and commentary…’

What was my horrible sin?  Thank you for asking…

Mr. Blanco somehow found it appealing to post a selfie of himself wearing a shirt made from a US flag, with a big Masonic Square & Compass emblazoned on the left breast…

I found it appalling, as both a violation of the US Flag Code as well as Masonic custom, to each of which I owe allegiance…

His best buddies were all about what a noble patriot he is for wearing such a horrible thing…

There was only one other person on the wall besides myself that had issues with the thing, and we were each lambasted and castigated in all sorts of degrees of rage and bombast, and his friends and family found it necessary to follow me back to my wall with, as stated, the most horrible and insulting crap… Took a day to clear off the hateful memes and comments, and to unfriend and/or block such people… (I’ve quietly unblocked a few, that I may have a touchstone to the current lunatic fringe, and that they will very much receive my tag)

But, yeah… it’s we who oppose their bombastic Orange Julius Caesar who are the “haters.”  These are folks who still spam their own walls with anti-Obama and anti-Clinton memes and diatribes to this very day, yet who accuse the rest of us of not getting over some things… “Trump won, you lost, get over it.”

Who, exactly, are those that can’t “get over it?”

 

Folks, we are seeing an updated  version of Germany of the 1920’s… When a parallel observation is accurate, there it is…

Again… there’s an entire narrative in play, dissent from any part or parcel brands one as sort of “liberal,” (“liberal,” of course, used by such people as though it is some sort of insult) or “leftist traitor,” or whatever other insults they’ve learned from others on their friend lists…  One must, at all and any cost, subscribe to the total narrative, which also includes slamming others as doing the same thing to which they hold as a constant practice…  FWIW, I proudly claim the label of “liberal,” as I’ll offer the late Pres. John F. Kennedy’s words…


“If by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people-their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties-someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal”, then I’m proud to say I’m a “Liberal.”


Projection and hypocrisy, my friends… Nothing more noble than projection and hypocrisy, and those of you who somehow consider “liberal” as some sort of insult can kiss my liberal ass… You’ve no idea about what you rant against…

 

The orange one himself declared that he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue in NY and it wouldn’t cost him any support.  Those I name and those who are just like them are QED  (thus it is demonstrated)

For such people, any willingness to discuss the ready availability of military-grade weaponry, and whether there’s any need for a civilian to possess such things as were only designed for the battlefield or for law-enforcement… any desire for a rational discussion is shot down as some sort of leftist plot…

Any discussion regarding that the sorts of allegations, the actual convictions and sentencing, and even just the questions themselves, were they to have even been whispered, regarding the Obama Administration… well… there wouldn’t have been any discussion, as the man and everyone connected would be either dead or in prison…

But for some, it’s more important to believe that the previous administration, as well as the Democratic Presidential candidate against Trump (Sec. Clinton) really are all those things they assert, while the current situation is due to some “corrupt” federal law enforcement cabal, and the words of a former Colonel in the KGB who is now the autocrat over the nation of Russia, whose pilots and property were, in the 70’s and early 80’s, on my radar scopes, to be turned into glowing rubble… these are to be trusted more than our own agencies…

There is no reasoning with such people, I’m painfully aware…

Binary thinking… that one must adhere slavishly to one side or the other, while insisting that anyone who disagrees are all sorts of horrid and horrible things, is just a symptom of having been adopted by a cult…

I’ll offer that even R. Nixon never attempted to consciously commit acts that were obviously treasonous.

The dude was seriously paranoid and weird… no question…

(I knew a dear lady who was quite familiar with him and knew him personally when he was in private law practice in Whittier, CA… It’s never been anywhere else in my experience to have heard such contempt when she referred to him as “that old …. Milhous…  ” <lol>).

Nixon, for all his flaws, was no traitor… I believe he actually thought he was doing what he thought the best for the USA… he was batshit nuts, but he was no traitor.

Trump, on the other hand, doesn’t even have the self-awareness to try to do anything that won’t feed his massive ego, or make his family business a bunch of bucks, and is the more contemptible sort of traitor… The dude simply doesn’t give a damn…

The rest of the right-wing folks in both houses of Congress know an easy mark when they see one, and they bagged a big one…

Many were the times during my service during the Vietnam-era Cold War, that Soviet agents would study those who might be their subjects…

Was the target greedy?  Lustful?  In a financial bind?  Maybe either doing drugs or with those in her/his circle that were? That was what they targeted.

Yet, I see some for whom, whatever Trump would do, since they’re in for a penny, in for a dollar, and with slavish adherence to their right-wing, American-style Evangelical Protestantism, precisely as their “pastor” and favorite pundits tell them to observe…  whatever else, we to their left are some sort of “baby-killing,” “gun-grabbing,” “socialist,”
“leftist” traitors…

They live among us, dear friends… They stand behind us in the checkout counters… They sit beside us in churches (or other places of worship or meeting)  For some of them, they sit beside us in Masonic Lodge, and expect us to keep silent and practice Brotherhood, Relief and Truth, yet post such hateful bullshit on their FB walls that it becomes more of a matter for us of reason and decency to just leave, rather than be hypocrites…

But we, to their left (or, as I’ve said, to the left of Genghis Khan), are unworthy of being heard… and when our words don’t fit their tightly circumscribed narrative, we are only worthy of insults, smarmy nicknames (what the hell… their beloved “Leader” is given to that) or even worth anything at all…

To admit error in one thing, to them, is to force them to examine the rest of their narrative, and, with nothing else to lose, will shrivel up and die as their souls have done years before, and will slide into Hell yelling all the while that their eternal misfortune is only the fault of “liberals,” “gays,” “leftists,” or whatever else they decide to trot out.

Their recent and past calls for some “Kumbahyah” thing are nothing better than “We’ll get along just dandy, once you realize that we’ve got it right, you are wrong, and you just need to knuckle under and accept that.”

Some will show up on my wall with “Nuh-uh…. you just need to respect the President…”  as though they spent 8 years showing Trump’s predecessor such respect…

“But, Paul, you need to understand that there’s no hypocrisy, as Obama and HRC really are all those horrible things we said.”…

Yeah… pull the other one… it’s got bells on it…

Yes, my friends, family, and mishpocheh… Uncle Paul is more disgusted than discouraged.

Those that I tag in this post… please do show up… Would love to let at least a few of you know just how full of bullshit, bluster, bile, and cultic devotion you are… and I’ve been informed that there are others who will also have some fun with you…

“Here, kitty… kitty… kitty…”  Let’s play…

The rest of the world is watching you, and slapping their heads at your mindless cultic behavior.

I name Kevin D Cozad,  David Steven Essex, Santa Claus (yes… a retired bus driver from Utah who actually tried to legally change his name to “Santa Claus,” and, once one decides to visit the dude’s wall, would you let your kid sit on his lap?) Robert Brown, and Manuel Blanco.  There are others, but I have chosen to abstain from naming them, mostly because they are sick old people who have enough things going on in their lives, that their batshittery is, to my thinking, an escape from their own screwed up lives.

Those I name are deeply invested in claiming that they alone, and those in their insular circles, are “patriots,.” and who are obviously convinced that anyone who opposes them is not…

You guys have no understanding of the meaning of the word, and you are also deeply invested in portraying yourselves as some sort of pious souls, while insisting on demeaning and decrying those who oppose you as so some sort of “snowflakes” or “buttercups.”  You seem to be also deeply invested in the idea that all of us in your opposition are not veterans, are unarmed, and are not willing to use force, should the occasions present themselves… more fool you, obviously, as I’m an old Jewish liberal who subscribes to the doctrine of “You feel froggy, asshole… feel free to jump.”

Not all of us are the pacifist “snowflakes” of your fantasies…

But these are the most recent and most egregious in my circles, and I’ve no doubt that these alone will give my friends enough fodder, as I know they won’t be able to resist showing up on my wall.

Therefore, if you’ve been willing to read this far, let me tell you what we, who actually are capable of rational thought, whom you jerks consider “libtards,” “leftist traitors,” “baby-killers,” “gun-grabbers” and all your other fantasies regarding what and whom you think we are… I offer the following.

We are not “pro-abortion,” as you ignorantly presume… We want to keep a medical procedure that has been legal since 1973, safe and legal… We also want to make such a horrible thing rarer, and provide people with accurate information and means to avoid pregnancy… We also want to find ways to make the disengaged “baby daddies” responsible for those times when it occurs… People have been having sex and making babies for a couple-hundred-thousand years… there are ways, now, to work against that, and, whether or not you recognize that, due to your American-style, Evangelical Protestant or just right-wing crap, “abstinence-only” is never going to stop people from having sex… it’s hard-wired into our most basic being, and your crap isn’t going to stop it, however much you think…

We don’t want to take your precious guns… At least for myself, I’m quite well-trained in the use of and respect for firearms… I’ve been a gun-owner in the past, and, due to the batshittery of so many, may well be again… I trained and qualified as Expert with M16A1 and M60… I actually served my nation in uniform, and Uncle Sam taught me quite well how to hit that at which I aim…  I and others merely would like the laws on the books to be enforced, and would deeply appreciate some standardization of regulations….

So many of you love to bring up Chicago and its violent crime rate as some sort of thing you perceive as a result of restrictive gun laws… I’ll remind you that the neighboring states to Illinois have much less-restrictive gun laws, so all someone needs to do is cross a state line and pick up whatever they think they need.

Not all of us whom you decry as “leftist traitors” are terrified of firearms, and many of us actually do respect the 2nd Amendment… we just don’t believe it is the only part of our founding document that is not subject to judicial interpretation, and means precisely as the exact words say… Our founding document, the US Constitution was designed by the wisdom of the Founding Fathers, to be open to interpretation, amendment, and all else… Every single part of it, including the 1st 10 Amendments… the “Bill of Rights.”  Your beloved 2nd is in no way immune to being interpreted as social life progresses… Muzzle-loading firearms were in vogue at the time… these days we’ve got stuff that, with modification, can and has mowed down huge numbers of people… I believe the Founding Fathers would be appalled at what has been permitted in their name…

Some of us do, admittedly and proudly, claim a label of “Socialist,” “Social Democrat,” or “Democratic Socialist.”  You have deeply imbibed the liquor that such labels are terribly scary things, and bring up your right-wing “news” things with the former USSR, PRC, and whatever else… You’ve never at all thought to realize that this nation, while it is a Democratic Republic, has incorporated many things that actually are Socialist things… The VA, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and many other things are Socialist programs that really do work, as long as they are administered effectively…  (for myself, just so you know, I claim the label of Social Democrat, as I’ve actually done my homework, am not terrified of words, and understand why I claim that label)

For the decent and comparatively sane folks here I mean you no harm, nor any disrespect… There are some in my circles that actually do understand true conservatism, and claim that label with full understanding… I make no claim to that label, but I get it…

A long-time, online friend some years back commented back to me on one of the blogs to which I’ve subscribed for years…

She said, “Y’know, Paul… there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between a true conservative and a true liberal.”  (That lady is a true conservative, both by public profession and by practice… she had to change her Disqus profile due to having been physically, as well as digitally, stalked by a lunatic who described himself as, yep, “Very Conservative Republican”)

I answered her to the effect that the difference really only amounts to terminology, priority, focus and how rapidly we believe positive change should occur.

 

… for you all, I as always, wearily offer that you

Keep Resisting!

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Uncle Paul’s Rant for 04/18/2018

Good Afternoon, my dear friends, family and mishpocheh!

Today is a day, which seems to come all too often, for the past year and a half…  One can either laugh uproariously at the slapstick and ineptitude, or one can rage… I expend entirely too much energy with the latter, so I’m just gonna go with the former today…

I grew up, the son of a quite successful attorney, as well as I am a proud veteran of the US Army, who possessed, until my honorable discharge, a valid Top Secret/Crypto security clearance…

What I learned from my beloved late Pop, as well as from my own military service, is that a client, or a soldier, who doesn’t know how to keep her/his big mouth shut is either a client that needs to find another less-scrupulous counselor, or someone that needs either a quick discharge or a seriously different MOS… maybe as a cook in some rear-echelon unit with no chance of any classified information around…

Here we are… with a dude that, while continuing to insist that the allegations of Ms. “Stormy Daniels” never happened, yet can’t stop tweeting about her attorney, with lots and lots of invective and bile…

https://crooksandliars.com/2018/04/trump-cant-stop-incriminating-himself-part

Dude, here’s a clue… if it never happened, and if you’re such an innocent man, act like it, and shut the hell up, OK?  (Obviously, the schmuck isn’t bright enough to understand that he’s proving himself guilty with every word, with every tweet, and it involves much, much more than his getting his itty-bitty repulsive stinger wet with a porn actor and director.)

And, yet, I know they are there in my circles, and can only assume they are in the on- or off-line circles of my faithful readers, so many, who claim the label of “Born-again, Spirit-filled Christians” for whom such things are “nothing-burgers.”

As recently adopted, I’ll no longer ask of such functional morons, “What the hell will it take?”

They’ve proven by their social-media presence, and their words and deeds that, if nothing else within the past 1 1/2 years will puncture the bubble of willful ignorance with which they’ve surrounded themselves, nothing ever will…

For such people, as I’ve said before, no matter how vile, venal or foul their heroes with feet of clay show themselves, we to their left just have to be orders of magnitude worse… Their “pastors,” favorite pundits and hypocritical politicians have assured them that this is so.

To those of my personal circles possessed of some reason and sense, as well as true decency, I’ll remind you today, as always…

Keep Resisting!

 

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