Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Normal Service Restored on Wed

The visit of Rav Roov and his wife coincided with knocking out the phone lines. For reasons I do not fully grasp every time she visits something gets broken. I find things in odd places like the cordless phone in the dryer.

Funny line yesterday, a woman says officer you do not grasp what it feels like to wait five hours. I reminded her I have waited for two months and have one more left in that hell. Whatever, we are doing there it is clearly not customer service. Yesterday was the worst day by far and the public was overwhelmed. Today is my friend Martha's last day. What a sad place for an honored career spanning three decades to come to an end. I will miss her greatly, but the thousands of people she helped will be better for her service.

Obama has a way of pissing off even those who support him. One of the few places in America he has support is among Federal workers ( not me). Even his fervent supporters were running for cover yesterday as he announced a Federal pay freeze. Of course none of this would be needed if he merely announced buyouts. This would be a long term answer and get many expensive people into retirement who are eligible and are looking to leave anyway. I do not believe contractual step increases are frozen and this refers to the COLA. Eventually, the United States is going to face what workers in the UK faced. On a human level it is sad to see someone like Jams get the budget axe after 20 years. However, in time he should still get some sort of pension
down the road.

I will likely spend a four day weekend with the Tranquil Sea and the Sprite. The Spite and the Little Maltese seem most bothered everytime I depart. Normally, I look forward to going home but I miss her as well. I have always wanted to go to the Bronx Zoo in Winter and perhaps I will do that then.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Everything is back in order

I will be taking the next four Fridays off. I have four use or lose days and wish to spend them with my daughter. I wish the weather were not so cold as I would likely spend them in the Bronx. However, I did promise her a trip on a boat. Believe it or not I never have visited Ellis Island so I will likely take her there.

I may take the little Maltese to Central Park if I can find a carrier. He is far too curious to be allowed to roam on the train. He is sweet by nature and thinks all animals want to play. At home he does play with the pit bull in the yard. On the street he dangerously assumes the same idea. I do not grasp why he hates one particular visitor. He litterally seems to get pleasure out of scaring the rather effeminate cleaning person. However, when I say the words "To me" he runs by my ankles. This does not work outdoors which is new to the little guy.

I am now 2/3 done with my prison sentence. I will be home in roughly one more month. I have not warmed to the task or lightened up. Management expects officers to lighten up, but my time has made me more hostile. It is a waste of time and resources and with rare exception the public is not being served by placing higher ranked officers on problem resolution details and in many cases unqualified or incompetant officers interviewing. The leadership in this area is dreadful and even though it will be changed as I leave the area is a mismanaged disgusting mess with an unhuman attitude towards the public. Whatever, we are doing it does not appear related to customer service.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Don't Know Why I get so pissed off

I have no idea why Rav Roov tries to ambush me every Thanksgiving. I am happiest watching football and some bad TV marathons with some peace and quiet. Now unfortunately this year my plans were altered. Someday, I will get my dream of a honey- lemon roasted chicken with creamy garlic roasted mashed potatoes, peach pie followed by Detroit and Dallas losing in my BVDs.

It was a great Thanksgiving until Rav Roov tried the guilt trip. I have spent a lifetime avoiding religious impositions. Don't get me wrong I am happy he leads a lifestyle of his choice, just count me out. I got a lecture about missing a charity dinner at the Temple and people commented I never miss one for the Guyanese community or wherever else work sends me. This is because I can just be myself and not deal with morality plays.

Rav Roov is upset he has not met my new family. I can and do deal with alcoholics and moochers. One moocher came in and I was criticized for my generosity. I will never allow a hungry person to leave my home without provisions. I gave up the pomegranate and six ears of corn I purchased to a person down on their luck. The Tranquil Sea gave me a lecture about my generosity. My new family is not quite ready for how religious my brother is.

For the record I do not deny my heritage. However, I have spent a lifetime just trying to live apart. I am happy if others wish to preserve the traditions, but for me I just wanted to be the man next door. I do not judge others or tell others how to live and appreciate it if others would reciprocate. A typical response was a snotty comment from a 40 something Jewish female directed at me while I was dinning with the Sprite. My response was fix your own life and do not pass judgments on others. I am at a loss why people in my community can not mind their own business. If I want advice I will let you know. If I am interested in services I will come in on my own.

Eating me out of house and home

My seven year old step daughter is well behaved. Unfortunately the rest of the family is not. They proceded to wipe me out of junk food provisions in minutes. Four bags of popcorn, four boxes of Little Debbie Snacks. They even emptied my supply of produce two pints strawberries, one blue berries and one black berries.

The small Maltese is too well mannered to bite the obnoxious kids. I constantly remind them that the dog is not a toy. He follows me everywhere for protection from the wild kids. I also sneak him bits of Turkey and Chicken all through the day.

The neighbor died on Friday. The West Indians do a poor mans version of the Jewish ritual of cooking for their neighbor. The locals made some type of bizzarre Cheese cake. Unfortunately, that left me baby sitting but all went well.

The Beloved Sprite listens to tales of Little Beaker and Rusty the Fierce Shepherd Collie Mix who loved kids and protected them on hikes through the endless forrest. Sometimes we also had Chico the Cocker Spaniel pointer mix who wasn't as loveable and fought with the stray dog packs. I also left out the part about small arms as my cousins and I usually carried air pump guns and were proficient. The great danger in those days were stray dogs. Today the danger is coyotes, bears and stray dog packs.

It was an idylic time youngsters picking wild berries and nuts, making camp fires, finding clay in the streams, fishing, endless wiffleball games and listening to radio shows via a tube radio. I think the first songs I remember hearing were Suspicious Minds, Hooked on a Feeling and the Polish Prince.

The Sprite also likes tales of the Land of Snow and Beer aka Vermont. She enjoys the tales of the rugged people and strange animals. I will have to explain later that porcupines are not evil and are kind of cute.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Home for a few moments

I had a short trip home. I spent some time with my new family and some with the old.
As the new family is all Guyanese immigrants they had not seen some of the odd dishes. There were 15 people there and in every family there is one or two jerks and someone considers you the jerk.

I was ill again late Thursday and in foul spirits. The pain was not so bad this time. Unfortunately as I am a community elder I still had to go. I did not talk for a long time and most were impressed as I held my sleeping step daughter and took care of social matters even while incapacitated.

I gave the kids a pointed reminder of the power of a small dog. I took the bone from the Turkey drumstick and placed it on the table. I hit the table with the drumstick and passed the bone to the kids and told them to snap it. Then I tossed it to little Rex who broke it in two in seconds. I reminded them that a dog is not a toy and if he were so inclined that could be fingers. Rex slept curled up at my feet and I fed him in the morning.

I have just more than a month to go in my prison sentence. The clerical assignment has nothing to do with serving the public. In fact it is an attempt to harass officers over 40. The rules are designed to hamper and hinder actual customer service. I will be returning to my desk in January and hope never to return to such stupidity. The job requires full time staff and not officers rotated every three months in a punative manner. Those jobs that can not be handled by the clericals should be given to the senior officer. The majority of the senior officers should be performing interviews and writing decisions, the jobs they were hired for in the first place.

I returned home for a moment to get clothes. I bumped into Rav Roov and his family. It was good to see the kids, but I must get out to see the Sprite. I will be leaving shortly.

When I return I will be discussing the serious topic of the Dinesh D'Sousa book. Interestingly the author points to the Duck's favorite psycho Fannon as one of the architects of Obama's idiocy. The author tends to wrongly seperate anti colonial Socialism from Communism. Bill Ayers and company talked a good game but in facrt were
not socialists. They were intent on aiding and abeting the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union is finnished and now the goal of Commies remains to overthrow capitalism. The author stresses Obama while inspired by the psycho Fannon, has removed the violent criminality from the ideas.

At some point we will also discuss the Foxman book.

I am serious about supporting JC Watts for President. America needs a President that respects our traditions and is not beholden to the MSM, Big Media and University elites also known as the Cocktail Party. Our campaign motto should be lifted from Planet of the Apes "Get your stinking Socialist paws off my wallet you socialist apes".

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Airport Mess and our future

The jihadist lunatics who smacked planes into office buildings changed the world. We now have layers of security in ordinary life that are intrusive and ponderous. Outside of the airport I have to show a drivers license to enter half the buildings in NYC and federal buildings have metal detectors.

Of course the folks at CIP grasp the enormous damage to ordinary Muslims done by terrorists. Unfortunately, left wing types still live in a world where imagined oppression justifies carnage. These left wing types are the lawyers that plan lawsuits
if someone blinks at a Muslim.

The US legal system is our Achilles heel. We need to take control of our courts and laws and demand our government do its job.

1) The procedure to denaturalise and deport citizens needs to be revamped. One hearing followed by one appeal followed by a plane ride.

2) Immigration is not a right it is an honor.

3) Immediate end to the diversity visa lottery, much tighter scrutiny of student visas including ending awarding visas for language and diploma mills.

4) Revamping family immigration to remove siblings, adult children and genuine jail time for fraudulent marriage attempts by US citizens.

5) Revamping vocational visas to lower the numbers, but lengthen the time. US grads with Masters degrees and no criminal records should have the cap doubled while the semiskilled Employment 3 should have the burden of evidence increased. Explain why person X needs to be the cook at your establishment as opposed to training a local.

2012 is going to be a pivotal election. Unfortunately Mr. B is not running and the media feeding frenzy will ensure Obama II. Even if by some miracle a JC Watts should emerge the press will go haywire. Watts in 12 is the slogan here.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Seventh out of Nine Kenneth Roberts book The Lively Lady

This book is one of Roberts smaller books. The author apparently enjoyed writing about the heroic side character King Dick in this novel so much he built Lydia Bailey largely around this character.

This book is well written despite being very predictable. It has multiple escapes, naval battles and a subdued romance that is one of Roberts better ones.

The disappointments were minor. As this book follows the son of the lead from Arundel I was hoping for a cameo from Steve Nason and Cap Huff. Apparently at the time of writing they are both deceased. Phoebe Nason and the son of one of the side characters
from Rabble in Arms are present.

It is disappointing more people are not familiar with this excellent author. History buffs will enjoy Dartmoor Prison as a backdrop.

Near the End of the Lively Lady

I will do a small review of this book in the next week as well as the Dinesh D'Sousa Book. I hope to do some reading on Wed night while cooking.

I will then alternate between the Foxman book and Captain Caution. In 2011 I will be reading the Polish Version of War and Peace by Seinkowicz and Perhaps Moby Dick again.
We may even satirize the later with the Mighty Beakerkin Art Players.

An Agency out of Control

I want to point out the TSA has a tough mission, but the litigious society has compounded a bad situation.

Problem number one is that targeting previous groups that have hijacked planes and been responsible for almost 100% of terrorism in the last 50 years Muslims and commies would result in a law suit. If you are angry at these idiotic abuses at the airport blame your far left lawyers for creating this mess.

Problem number two is hiring practices. Many of the people hired appear to have chips on their shoulders. We do have this problem to a lesser extent in our office with officers whose verbal skills are appalling. I cringe when I listen to some of my peers.

Problem number three is poor leadership. Many of these supervisors are disgraces that are promoted for reasons unknown.

A better technique requires more common sense. Person X is a child with metal braces with a parent who is a ad exec. This should be sorted out with a five minute talk rather than a pat down. Person Y is a former Weatherman 60's radical. That person should get the full treatment. Person Z is under investigation as a money launderer.
This person should get an interview and pat down if needed.

Problem Four Dreadful Tools. Those not familiar with the tools would be shocked at the lengthy and often confusing tools the officers rely upon. Real life example a report says a person is not supposed to be in the country. The report says this suspect is white but in fact this person is a dark skinned Hispanic. Fortunately the reports of moles and scars are precise and the right action is taken.

There is an absurd fear of the scaning machines. I have zero problem walking into one as the officers should be professional.

Monday, November 22, 2010


I normally do not care for Thanksgiving as there are bad memories associated with this holiday for me. However, the best way to cure bad memories is to make good ones. I will be with the Tranquil Sea and the beloved Sprite. We are having about 15 people over.

I hope that the Tranquil Sea does not curry up the Turkey. To be safe I am making a chicken loaf as back up. I have plenty of stuffing mix and all I need to do is get some huge Potatoes to load up for the kids.

I have much to be thankful for, but especially the love of the Sprite. I have to get used to her high strung ways. She does not like me traveling at 2 AM and is nervous because her biological father died. I try and explain a big bad officer has a few more miles to go before my time comes.

Rex the Maltese also stays by my ankles especially when I approach the dinner table. He was playing with an older Maltese, but stopped as soon as I got near the table. He
sleeps at my feet at night. I usually walk him when I go to the bodega for the newspaper.

It is not easy being with an Indian woman as the husbands are often afterthoughts. However, I do enjoy quality time during the school year. The Tranquil Sea is loving but very business like. Then again I have never been poor, so most of the things I do seem odd. I was going to toss the bottles of Salad dressing and unopened dip after the last party. Or if I do not like the taste of the canned chicken she just uses it for dog food.

I did not anticipate a relationship with the older sister who is married but lives at home. Her husband is a bum who doesn't contribute anything around the house and gets me annoyed. I wouldn't be annoyed if he were helping out. He made a few bucks running errands so he should pool them towards expenses. The middle daughter does not have much funds for luxuries, but there is a pair of boots she wants so I gave it to her.

I do not know how long the eldest daughters marriage will last. Her husband is a nut job. He is decent enough when he is not drinking, but is violent when drunk. I told him around me no alcohol and the home is respected. He usually addresses me as sir, but grasps I will not accept domestic violence on my watch.

The Sprite has grasped I am a man who is very respected. However, I always point out to visitors that sir is not needed. My In laws went out of their way to introduce themselves. The daughter in law is a big help around the home. I would be happier if she finnished her RN studies, but life got in the way. My time is frequently broken up by visitors who need guidance with one thing or another. However, being a good neighbor is also what this day is about.

I usually do a spoof around the holidays. I did the Gift of the Duckii one year. This year will be A Christmas Carrol starring Ducky as Scrooge and Capo Renegade Eye
as Jacob Marley. The rest of the cast will feature the Mighty Beakerkin Art Players.
Beakerambo will be playing Tiny Tim. He got out of the Betty Ford Clinic in time for the holiday.

I likely will not be posting on Thursday. I want to wish all of my readers a Happy Thanksgiving. In these rough times it is hard on all of us. There are those who have it worse. My brother in law just started a new job. Poor Drummaster has to support his family right away. I know many readers are hoping for better days and they will arrive in spite of Obama.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mishandling the TSA Fiasco

I have been very positive in my opinion of DHS Chief Napalitano. This problem with pat downs is now threatening to impact Holiday travel. The time to talk about the professionalism of screeners at the airport was yesterday. She should have held a press conference yesterday and dealt with it by going through the machine herself and inviting the press to follow suit.

I have listened to the Chief speak and she is far from the bumbling baboon shown in the press. In our employee meetings she is personable, humane and decisive.

Of course Obama showing leadership on this problem is not going to happen.

Roots of Obama's Rage part One

If you are looking for a book that states Obama was born in Kenya or is a commie this is not the book. The author spends plenty of time showing that Obama is an anti colonialist socialist. The book is more cogent than the short presentation on the Glenn Beck show.

In fact I would not have bothered to read this book had it not been for the falsification of the Glenn Beck obsessed far left. If one is going to post on a show, than one should have the honesty to watch it.

Gene of Harry's Place is the laziest blogger alive.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Taking A Break from Kenneth Roberts

I will be reading the Dinesh D'Sousa book on Obama over the weekends and taking Kenneth Roberts to work. Reading anti Obama material at work is not a good idea.

I want to dispel some of the myths. The author is not a birther and does not claim Obama is a socialist although he points to plenty of themes.

We will discuss this book in the coming weeks.

The HP Elite Cocktail Party

I want to point out Harry's Place is an interesting site to visit well worth a trip despite the flaws of the hosts. The site is useful for its interesting posts.

The posts of Michael Ezra are well worth reading. He does dismember Communists very effectively. You can read the truth about Trotskyites in their own words from reading them. I would remind anyone right of Bernie Sanders that Ezra can be quite petty and ignorant. For example when discussing the Death Penalty in America he waxes off into philosophy without grasping that the basis of law in the USA is the Constitution. Moreover, he fails to grasp that even in liberal NY voters favor this. While he claims to respect the USA, he is quick to repeat cliches from Huffington and has no genuine insight into America beyond what one would get from a few trips to NYC and Vegas.

Gene of HP is the laziest blogger on the internet. His entire repertoire consists of rehashing Huffington posts while his rabid dog toadies pay homage. Criticism may come from the left even if it does come from antisemitic types dedicated to creation of Judenfrei real estate. The clown anti Semite Bloodworth was allowed to post a Cuba is not great post around 30 years after all but demented imbeciles and bird brained idiots had it figured out.

Gene does not even bother to listen to the Glenn Beck clips he posts on. Recent examples of this are his claim that Beck is anti Semitic because of a few segments on
George Soros. Soros is an atheist and has gone out of his way to fund fake Jewish groups dedicated to dismantling Israel. A similar train of logic would have the Gadfly Gene being antisemitic for numerous material he has written about Norman Finkelstein, Noam Chomsky and so forth. A few people asked "what was anti semitic".
Soros was accurately quoted and no facts were found to be in error. Had Gene bothered
much of the material comes from a Richard Poe book that he has never bothered to read
or mention. It is a book we have reviewed here long ago and my copy is personally autographed by the author.

Gene also goes off on a rant against Beck claiming that he claimed Obama inherited his views from his father. Had Gene bothered to watch the segment he blogged on he would have grasped that the post was a discussion of a Dinesh D'Sousa book he also never bothered to read. I have a copy of that book and will be reading it shortly along with Foxman's book Jews and Money. Gene merely repeated cliches found at Huffington as fact when it was obvious he had never viewed the segments in question.

Gene likes to rant about the Tea party. He could have easily viewed the phenomena first hand in DC. I went personally with AOW and shared some of Gene's cliche fears.
However, I went to the event and found hard working people like myself pissed off about ever expanding unaccountable government and a desire to return to the roots of our Constitutional Republic. Gene searches a large movement for odd balls looking for
off the wall statements while feigning ignorance of commies and anti Semites in the so called peace movement.

Gene likes to rant about Pam Geller whom I have never met. People say many things about Geller, but I do not recall her ever being described as lazy. Pam gets out and meets plenty of people and is a public person. On the other hand Gene seldom seems to venture beyond DC Cocktail parties where he is the resident Gadfly.

Gene is presented as the acceptable American for the largely EU audience. Gene has no backbone and has not written one sentence that could be described as patriotic. He is a socialist who thinks socialism has gotten a bad rap in the USA. This view is held by about 2% of America the other 98% he views as the unwashed masses brainwashed by Fox News, Talk Radio and anti whatever populism.

Gene is backed by a mostly EU amen chorus of similarly reality impaired dimwits and dullards. One lunatic who appropriately calls himself Vildechaya goes from post to post in a rabid state. If a conservative behaved like this we would hear cliches about angry hateful conservatives. However, when a delusional leftist does this he is passionate. He mostly goes around kissing Gene's ever large ego and serves as the self proclaimed Josh Scholar's echo chamber. No doubt the next intelligent thought out of this lackey will be his first.

As stated earlier I decided to spoof lefties and the self righteous Gene with some of their own tactics not to far removed from the truth. In truth most of us on the center right lead lives more grounded in reality. Many of us are vets, work interesting jobs and are very involved in our communities. Gene is a DC writer, describing him as a hack would be generous for even hacks sometimes by accident get first hand information. He is also involved with labor in his past. He fails to grasp
that I am also considered a "union activist".

I crafted the image of the Cocktail Party leftist gadflies and rakes forever talking about the unwashed masses and bantering about Gore Vidal novels. This produced quite a stir as the writers image, produced dozens of comments about Gore Vidal. One unusually talented moron, Andrew Murphy, pointed out Gore Vidal calls himself a Conservative who just happened to support Dennis Kucinich for President. The comments
of Murphy swearing Gore Vidal is a right wing loon were among the best comic material
I have seen in a while. There was a false claim that I called Gore Vidal a rake. Mere
homosexuality does not make one a rake. Walking around like a left wing version of Foster Brooks in a drunken stupor with out the with or social graces of Foster Brooks does qualify one as a rake.

I am pleasantly amused at those in the EU who are upset by my objection to the over the top clicje anti-Americanism. Sorry, but most of the self described EU American experts do little more than repeat stuff from Huffington like the lazy Cocktail Party Gadfly Gene and read the NYT.

Earth to the left in the EU. Americans do not care who your leaders are. We would appreciate if you showed more respect and worried about your own affairs. The only opinions that are relevant in America are those of its citizens. In fact even in your own countries European tourists are known as the most obnoxious. The Ugly American has yielded to the new Obnoxious Euro. This does not mean that I do not respect Europe. However, its far left chattering classes are giving the rest of the population a bad name. Even the outraged Mettacultur who writes posts to me when I am not there fails to grasp Americans are tired of the European left's arrogance.

For the record I want to disband NATO. I want to end subsidizing the defense of Europe on the backs of the US taxpayer. Who are they being defended against anyway?
The mess in Europe shows defense spending is not the cause of the financial mess it is run away entitlements. I also want to downgrade relations with countries whose regimes cross the line into cliche anti-Americanism, notably Spain.

I am amused by lefties claiming proprietorship of intellectualism. Sorry, but reading idiotic tracts of philosophy and attending a few cocktail parties does not make one an intellectual. Moreover, while lefties bandy about mendicant philosophers
and argue about Gore Vidal, the rest of us get things done.

HP is a worthy site to read, but don't take it too seriously. It is an example of a community of lazy gadflies feigning expertise on shows they do not watch, on protests they do not attend and books they do not bother to read.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Interesting Night

I had an interesting and pleasant night with the Tranquil Sea and the Sprite. I do not know what is in the cake that I am taking to work as it weighs a ton. It is some type of rum cake that tastes good but is quite heavy.

The Sprite wants to meet Rav Roov. I do not think at seven she is old enough for such a meeting. He is a decent sort, but as he is very religious and different from myself
too many questions would need to be answered. It is something that I will have to do at a later date.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Amusing ignorance

I am mildly amused by the antics of the Bird Brained Duck who calls me a Kahanist. Unlike communists Kahanists are quite open about their views.

Kahanists are loons who wish to create a Torah State. Now only a commie (by definition
an imbecile) mistakes a secularist with a Hindu girlfriend and step daughter for a Kahanist. Kahanists take great offense at these types of relationships. Moreover, a Kahanist would not partake in Hindu festivals.

There have been plenty of posts spoofing Kahanism at this site. I think law enforcement has better things to do than look out for masturbators, gays and people eating non Kosher food.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

To the unwanted guest

I have received your comment and have no intention of publishing it. Your deliberately and maliciously invaded my privacy and purposely created problems for me. I will not rehash what you did and the continuing annoyances I face because of your actions.

Ironically, the people you hurt the most were those who stood by you knowing the consequences of your actions.

If you have turned your life around and I am glad for you. Kindly, resume your absence and do not ever come here again. You are forgiven provided you never show up here again and avoid me in the future.

Making sense of the frustration with the TSA

I understand the public is frustrated with the TSA. I empathize with the frustration
and grasp their exasperation. Unfortunately, it is part of the new world we live in where lunatic Muslim extremists target public transportation.

Of course the new body scanners are a bit much but sadly in this day and age it is the new norm. We want safe travel and publicity hungry groups stir up frivolous law suits if certain groups are subjected to additional scrutiny.

I want to point out the difference between profiling and normal investigative scrutiny. Person A is from country X and there is information that he is under investigation for money laundering. The crime pattern exists and the person has been identified as a suspect. This is different from grabbing person A at random and questioning him for no reason. Even the country of origin and the crime needs to be looked at for context person X is a cigarette smuggler from Mexico and person Y is a smuggler from Lebanon. Y would get additional scrutiny because the pattern of smuggling cigarettes for terrorist groups based in Lebanon exists. This does not infer Y is part of the pattern but must be investigated as the pattern has been identified.

None of us appreciate long lines and this dreadful new assignment has me pondering the impact of lines. The public has zero objection when a disabled person is granted
an expedite. Nor does the public object when military personnel are taken to the front. The officers generally look for the military people before they even are on the floor. A friend actually attempted to call the military case before I walked up the two escalators. There is no objection in liberal NY or VT for moving service men to the front. We are often careful when we say no to these types.

As far as the scanners go we should treat the TSA types as professionals. We do not cringe when medical professionals do their job. Pat downs should be done as a last resort after all other techniques have failed.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The sentence is half over and Thanksgiving

I did have to spend the night at the Tranquil Sea's on Saturday Night. My step daughter is unaware of my ability to find my way home while drowsy. I manage quite effectively to get home easily. However, the step daughter usually calls while I am underground and gets nervous until I emerge at a higher point.

The party went well until the last hour when an alcoholic relative of the Tranquil Sea acted up. He never did grasp who I was and is a real dimwit. The Tranquil Sea couldn't stop laughing as I answered his questions sarcastically and told him to call me when he dries out in a decade or so.

I was fairly mischievous on Sunday playing with Rex the Maltese. The local Guyanese still eat Chicken feet. I took two of them and started to play with the dog mumbling about "take that demon dog". The poor dog enjoyed the fun and bit the claws right off the bone.

I spent the day with my step daughter. Father daughter time is more fun than I imagined. As her father passed on when she was two I am not dealing with a divorce situation and manipulative kids. The first few dates were not easy, but it got better in the first month.

I am a good sport with strange items. I found some focaccia and gave her some. I made
myself a sandwich with smoked mozzarella, pickled peppers on focaccia and she seemed to like the smoked mozzarella straight. Someday, I have to go to Avenue M and pick up Syrian Cheese which tastes like dryer feta. I think I brought some back to VT and my coworkers got all of it.

She does ask questions I do not expect. She asked me why so many people address me as Sir. I explained that it goes with the job. It sunk in when she came to Manhattan and saw several attorneys greet me as Officer and others as Sir. She understands at home I am just Dad. However, I treat others with a modesty and usually just have a good time being one of the guys.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

David Horowitz is amazingly correct

When one deals with the left the treatment of the left depends on what type of leftist one is dealing with. Simply put a decent lefty like our friend Jams and most of the cast at Harry's Place do not belong grouped with political criminals like Renegade Eye, Poultry and so forth.

I have been guilty of taking a page from the David Horowitz playbook and using the lefts same tactics when dealing with the left. The left frequently gets exasperated and does not even grasp their own tactics and does not figure out that you are laughing at them.

The cast at HP are decent enough sorts with the usual personality quirks. They still have not deduced that I am a patiotic liberal. However in the minds of the mostly inane types anyone to the right of Charles Schumer is a Conservative aligned with Palin.

Running themes at HP

1) Americans are brainwashed by Fox News, Glenn Beck, Talk Radio
2) The Tea Party are a group of racists financed by billionaires ( not named Soros)
and are extremists

As a contrast to this image of the Tea Party I created my own image of the Elite Cocktail Party of useless gadflies, rakes and dimwits divorced from reality and reading Gore Vidal Novels. I recently added some quips about taking collective bong hits and having a separate wing of the Betty Ford Clinic for the Cocktail Party members.

The amazing thing is that the self righteous left does not even recognize satire and is too self absorbed to laugh at itself. Effective satire contains enough elements of truth to be funny. Now all of us should be familiar with washed up celebrity A going to rehab and finding meaning in far left politics. The truth is that any examination of the statements of celebrities shows them to be shallow and usually obnoxious.

Many on the left in Europe are upset that they have no say in America and that Americans are tired of their moral imperialism. The average American does not care who runs what and what policies Europeans choose for themselves. However, Americans are tired of reflexive populist antiamericanism and are annoyed enough to sever NATO and downgrade relations with certain countries notably Spain. Sorry but the policies of my nation as yours are determined by its citizens. If you do not agree with them
this is find merely remain respectful. Do not pretend a few trips to NYC and reading the Huffington Post makes one an expert on America. Moreover, for all the outrage over the satire the NYT and Chris Mathews have each described Obama's elitist problems long after I satired it and well before he got trounced. I did get a rant from a person calling themselves Mettacultur. He seemed angry at my description of the Onoxious Euro while pointing out trade ties that I knew well in advance of his rant.

Do note while I am aware of the important trade ties I and many other Americans are tired of moral imperialism, intolerant ignorant rants when America has different policies and feigning expertise on matters such as talk shows they have never watched. Mettacultur despite his rant does grasp that some of the over the top arrogance is causing a counter reaction. However between angry rants he uses the typical cliche line "can't friends disagree". In most cases the answer would be yes however, after decades of far left populist antiamericanism the matter has gone too far. I am glad Euros like socialized medicine, but if Americans want a different system this is our choice.

The left for all its delusional claims of intellectual supremacy is a ripe target for satire being self righteous, arrogant and humorless.

The ADL and some of its critics

The ADL is often worthy of criticism for examples its insane comments that a recent Beck piece is antisemitic show the group as an at times facts free group motivated by the partisan politics of the DC Cocktail Party. Soros was quoted in context and has stated on multiple occasions between bong hits that he is an atheist. He is in no definition Jewish and one can look at the various statements of the mendicant war criminal gadfly Leon Trotsky's various statements about Judaism to decipher that his kind uses this identity only when politically expedient.

None of the presentations contained misquotes or factual errors. Nor have they contained and lines that are remotely antisemitic.

An example of actual antisemitism is in the blog of the current post of the developmentally disabled Troutsky. Any comparison between those with genetic defects and Troutsky is an insult to Troutsky who practices his idiocy rather than inherited it via an accident of birth or too many collective bong hits. In the current post Troutsky talks of Hillary Clinton licking Netanyu "blood stained boots". This is consistent with what one should expect from a person whose site is frequented and linked by an actual Nazi whose posts have been featured on Stormfront. His current mishmash is an unoriginal mix of the blood libel and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

One of the usual rants about the ADL denying the Armenian Genocide is factually incorrect. I read the actual press release in its entirety and disagree with it.
The press release specifically mentioned Henry Morgenthau whose book Death of a Nation was reviewed here. The statement of the ADL was that the resolution in congress would not promote reconciliation. In fact Turkey does need to look at its history and grasp events that inexcusable.

Friday, November 12, 2010

What a day

I spent yesterday with my step daughter and with the little Maltese Rex. My step daughter got what she claims was her first haircut as her bangs were in her face and her hair was past her knee. It was only a trim so her hair is still well past her shoulder.

I was surprised when my step daughter told me to sleep over on Saturday. Going home at 3AM is dangerous and you can just sleep with mom. She has been quite vocal in wanting me to move in lately but I never expected that.

I went to the dreadful local grocery and got some items that were not in the house for thanksgiving. Among the items was a box of Little Debbie Snacks, a jar of pickles, Chilli powder, Sherbert and some stuffing mix. No sooner than when we arrived home a pack of kids came back and knocked out the Little Debbie Snacks and surprisingly the jar of pickles. I then went to the local Guyana Bakeshop and grabbed some Jelabi ( local pastry) and a few small chocolate puddings.

I was a bit shocked to see the Tranquil Sea using the Chilli Powder. I inquired " you don't even know what that is so how can you use it." She told me she tasted a bid and figured it out. I may have to go to Brooklyn to get some of the missing spices. There is an Italian Mix that I like and I am fond of some of the McCormack mixes.

I will be away on Saturday. I am hosting a huge party at a catering hall for the tranquil sea. She thinks I forgot her birthday, but I did not. I will also be hosting her family so that other fiascos like the seating arrangement at her older daughters wedding will not happen again. Many in the community were upset over the snub and even more were upset that I stayed for one hour and vanished without drinking with them.

Some of the things are amusing. I never expected a grown middle daughter to be jealous of the time I spent with the Sprite. I do have a parental relationship with her as well, but it is different.

I am learning each and every day, but many of the items I eat are different. The bag of pistachios were taken by the kids. The Sprite decided she likes sherbert better than ice cream. Being a stepdad is the most rewarding experience of my life.

The little Maltese sits at my feet and when I eat I feed him. I snuck him a Turkey Wing when nobody was looking. He gives me such a sad look when I place on my coat. I let him go with me to the barber shop where he had a blast jumping in the chair.

This is just a snap shot of life. I do have to take a day with the Sprite and visit AOW in DC.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Temper Tantrums in the UK

The students in the UK have protested budget cuts in the UK. The usual suspects at Harry's Place are blaming Trotskyites of inciting violence to an otherwise admirable
cause. Note that the same people who cry and babble hysterically about the peaceful Tea Party parse words and stress nuance when lefties true to form turn violent. There is likely some truth in the words of Michael Ezra about Trotskyite goons instigating violence, but the age of unlimited resources is over.

Lefties like to complain that critics of higher ed are anti intellectual. The truth is that the critics of higher ed are not complaining about teaching accountants, engineers, scientists and MBA's. They are complaining about the costs of useless degrees that do not make the student more employable and a system that has turned faculty hires into the Old Bolshevik Network. The days where the taxpayer could subsidize worthless anthropology and gender studies majors are over. Having whole departments comprised of Bolsheviks with an odd anarchist or two need to end. Higher Ed needs to be held accountable for its costs, finnished product and hiring policies.

Unfortunately, the burden of escalating health care costs and lower birth rates have now pushed the prospect for retirement age for me to 75. There is a good chance I will die at my job before getting a moment to enjoy my passions in my twilight years.
Of course those on the left point to the military budget and ignore the exploding healthcare and educational costs that are out of control. We have engaged in program after program to ease the burden of poverty. The best solution remains jobs and an expanding economy.

Happy Veterans Day

I want to wish all of the Veterans who visit a happy Veterans day. Those of you who I communicate with off line know of my efforts to assist veterans. My commitment to extending every effort to help veterans came long before it was an office policy. In fact for the most part when we have identified someone as active duty we cut all of the red tape.

I want to thank those retailers that offer free lunch to Veterans. I think I might take the beloved Sprite to Applebees so she can meet many of the nations best. Maybe these chains can have a card carrying Communists pay double too some day.

I have worked with many military cases in a variety of roles recently. Almost all of my coworkers are more than happy to assist in these matters. In fact one or two coworkers thanked me for directing the veterans to them. It is usually the highlight of a sometimes dreary day.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Kenneth Roberts Lydia Bailey

I read this book with trepidation due to some of the comments of previous reviewers about this book being politically incorrect. Having read the book with an open mind the reviewers who stated this were way off base.

The book was written in the 1950's and dealt with two subjects not commonly dealt with in that era in historical fiction the Haitian Revolution and the Barbary War. The author is clearly cognizant of historical paradox of the French Revolution and the subsequent actions of France. The author clearly is sympathetic with the Haitians and portrays one historical figure though competent in Battle lousy as a human. The portrayal of Desalines as a war criminal is largely correct. Any discussion of why Haiti is messed up today largely rests with France, but also includes the misrule of Desalines.

The thrust of the book is how a career boob Tobias Lear acted like a clown and had a nasty impact on events. In real life people like Tobias Lear at the State Department are still messing things up today. In essence the book shows how timeless the bufoonery of the State Department is.

As far as the book the black Sudanese Muslim plays the role of the lead characters
best friend. In Roberts works this spot is usually the most interesting and the hero is less interesting or in some cases a bore. King Dick is almost super heroic and saves the life of his friend the lawyer from Maine on multiple occasions. He is portrayed as strong and mentally sharp. The criticism of his language being broken is unwarranted as readers should not expect an uneducated former slave to talk like William F Buckley or Gore Vidal.

The book is well worth reading even if the ending is not all live happily ever after. I read this book out of sequence as my next book The Lively Lady also has the character King Dick years later in Dartmoor Prison and the Son of the lead character of Arundel in the War of 1812.

Thus far out of Roberts nine works of historical fiction I have read six. After I am finnished with the last three I will write a post about his work and themes.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

My sentence

The next two week stint of my dreaded sentence will be less annoying. I have 53 days left until I return to my office. If I can not bear it I have six weeks vacation, but would have to serve out the remainder. I have several mandatory days off so I can lower the number. Apparently this debacle is a national fiasco as my buddies in other cities are dealing with it. Three months is way too long of an assignment and sending seniors is truly obnoxious.

In other news I have reached the last twenty pages of Lydia Bailey and will discuss that.

The Duck now is sarcastically stating that commies should wear a red star ala the Jews from the Holocaust or infidels under Islam. Being the Duck denies the history of religious minorities under Islam and thinks it is a joke he should experience this type pf life first hand. Of course commies like the Duck are merely mental health defectives and should never be compared to religious minorities who merely seek to be left alone.

I still want to get Fox to pick up my idea for a new reality show REVOLTING AMERICA.
Communist imbeciles like the Duck, Ren and Troutsky try to preach class struggle in places like Biker Bars, NASCAR events and in Cuban enclaves. The ensuing mayhem would be classic as Bikers do not like commies.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Gadflies, Rakes and Poultry

The far left is too stunned tp accept the crushing defeat delivered by the American people on Tuesday. The Cocktail party left got a Tea Party smack down and its groupies are searching for meaning. The European chattering classes have placed too much faith in the flawed symbol of Obama to discern he is an empty suit.

He was elected with no details of what he wanted. He droned on and on about hope and change while his allies spread viscious fear about Palin who was more qualified to be President than Obama or Biden. We know today that journalist did work together to slant the election coverage.

We had plenty of warnings that Obama was a fraud. He was a member of a racist, antisemitic Church led by a conspiracy mongrering freak Pastor. He used crack in college. He pals around with Communist Terrorist Bill Ayers who may be the most despised man in America. He had a card carying Communist mentor. His mother was a freakazoid leftist and his grandparents were just slightly better. The media allowed Obama to spin a lie that he had no clue about the racist hatred of Pastor Wright. His freakazoid family was described as typical Midwestern. Perhaps Midwestern Siberia under Stalin but the lies were everywhere. There was zero discussion of Obama's crack use. It was also blatantly obvious by his comments after PA that he was an arrogant elitist who looked down upon Americans.

In office he has displayed zero leadership. He has bothched everything he has gone near. He has singlehandly revived the GOP with his delusions of Diety. Even now he blames the beat down on salesmanship.

He could have gone out there and said to the American people I understand many of you are hurting. Our nation is going through a rought time along with the global economy. I should have devoted more time and effort into layng the foundation for future growth. From this point forward job creation and making government accountable
will be the focus of my Presidency.

The President described his critics as "the enemy" and spent more time crying about Rush Limbaugh than dealing with the economy. Funny, but John McCain has dealt with barbs from Limbaugh for years without crying. GW Bush was treated horribly by the media and didn't whine.

The problem is that Obama has been promoted over his ability. We are stuck with him for two more years. I would like to see him grow in office, but that would require traits that Obama lacks.

I would love him to prove me wrong because good people are hurting.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

A great question from the Editrix

The Editrix does point out that I place American egalitarianism high amongst my values and yet do spend much time with my Hindu relatives. I really never placed a high priority on religion. For me it was always a matter of keeping peace in the home
as opposed to something heartfelt. The reality is many people are like this albeit less honest about it. There are those who feel the pull of theology in their heart and I respect such people. In general people like AOW, TMW, Z, Junglemom and Rav Roov
are examples to be emulated.

I love my West Indian family, but am clear that while I respect their religious holidays and rules I am not bound by them. I explained to my daughter, I do eat beef but never at home. Nor do I eat it when I am around them. This is funny because the Guyanese have parties where some eat beef and a few do not eat alcohol. The Guyanese deal with this subject well, be yourself. I do not eat beef because my daughter will grab things from my plate and it would create problems. In general I prefer poultry anyhow with rare moments of a Romanian cut steak once or twice a year. I did well at the Federal Law Enforcent Training Center where Chicken is served all year and there is only steak on Fridays.

Interestingly, I have zero problem with Hindu vegetarians because they are cool about it. People who have religious diets usually grasp that others do not share their quirks. Nonreligious vegetarians or vegans are self righteous preachy people that are usually jerks. If that is your quirk ok now can you zip it and leave me in peace.

My love of country and Americanism is demonstrated by the way I lead my life. I show respect for store clerks, doctors and so forth. We celebrate American holidays together in a traditional sense without Commie spin. The subject of Communism and socialism has come up in passing. The subject of the Old Testament was brought up by
my step daughter. I explained the Exodus as the story of my people that has inspired others and has sometimes been twisted by evil types.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

The Tea Party vs Cocktail Party

In the past few weeks I have been dealing with the various elements of the cocktail party on some blogs. The cliche left includes some Commies like the Duck to the more reasonable gadfly Gene of Harry's Place.

The question never asked is how a traditional liberal ended up as a Tea Party supporter. The cliche left simply puts up answers like dittoheads, Fox News and so forth. The usual suspects never get around to looking at the facts on the ground that I am a union member labeled a hard core activist and support the Tea Party.

1) I am an unabashed patriot. I embrace my countries legacy and will point out that its critics (Commies and Jihadis) have far more historical baggage than I do as an American. As for the self absorbed Euros on the left who think they are the apex of civilization they are very deluded. There are plenty of Euros who do respect America like the Edtrix. America has its own history and we are something quite different. I really could care less how Euros govern themselves and would appreciate the same in return.

2) No tolerance for Communists or Socialists. While I am a liberal and grasp the role of government to reasonably regulate I want no part of socialism. Socialists delude themselves with various claims of intellectual superiority. China has grown because Communists ran the place into the ground and then embraced basic capitalism.
Even India's growth has come by stepping away from socialism.

I may disagree with Mr. B on social issues. However, we share a basic love of country and a respect for private property. Thus at times I may agree with Poultry on some issues. This is incidental and my patriotic expressions come from a different place than that of the Communist Duck.

3) The left is rabidly antisemitic. No sooner than the election had kicked the leftard stooge Obama in the pants the Duck was calling a Jewish Federal Officer whose blog is typically described by most as patriotic a traitor. The Jewish American bloggers support of Israel as an ally is deemed dual loyalty, but similar views held by non Jews like AOW, Mr. Beamish, Warren and so forth are merely quirks.
Of course, this charge comming from commies like the Duck whose entire history of treason deception and lies should be treated as commies.

There are some decent lefties like Jams, Michael "Temper Tantrum" Ezra and some of the cast of Harry's Place who are not antisemitic. They will not make excuses for Hugo Chavez, but will rail at every imagined slight of the Tea Party.

4) The left is more divorced from reality than the right. They literally do attend Cocktail Parties blathering endlessly about the plight of the poor. The only contact with the poor is usually an exploited cleaning woman or a porter. They wax on about obscure movies, latest Gore Vidal book and think that Huffington and the NYT have a monopoly on facts. They will lecture people about the evils of Glenn Beck, Limbaugh and not have listened to an entire show. Do note the biggest headline Olberman ever got was for being suspended. Nobody, really cares about his inane rantings and I have watched his show a few times. I also keep my NFL Pregame on FOX as it is better and I will not watch an inferior show that includes Olberman.

5) The left will side with every enemy of America.

The question for those on the rational left should be is the support of freaks like Code Pinko worth the Exodus of traditional liberals. The left also hyperventialtes about religious lefties. The Duck has been known to rant about my friend Z. I gladly will share my time and friendship with religious Christians who are the back bone of the communities they reside upon. They serve the poor, sick and the lost for the sake of salvation as opposed to exploiting them for the sake of power. Commies deserve the back of the hand and a one way ticket to North Korea.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Happy Diwalli

I spent last night with the Tranquil Sea and the Sprite setting up the house for the Hindu festival of Diwalli. As a good step parent I respect the religious traditions of the Tranquil Sea even though it is not my own. Workers joke that I am now a Hinjew. However, I have not converted and do not plan to do so.

I went to the market to buy some items for Saturday. The middle daughter took the fresh pineapple and cut it in the traditional West Indian style it was simply amazing. The Sprite followed me to the market and got a few items.

Some of the odd spices and items I use found their way into meals. I tend to use barley more than rice. I usually have a bag or two of lentils around especially in winter. I am certain the ingredients I left to make an Isreali Salad will be long gone into something else.

I did leave several can of cut fruit for Thanksgiving. I like to make a huge bowl of Jello with fruit and whipped cream. I am too lazy to make stuffing from scratch and will look for a cornbread mix. The Sprite toasted up a few marshmellows that were meant for something else.

I guess in the days of tighter budgets everyone works with what is around in the kitchen.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Let the Conspiracies begin

Big Media allies of the ruling cocktail party have allready started the spin to explain the electoral mayhem.

1) The GOP played to fear.

Will the same clowns who screamed racism at Tea Party events, but feign ignorance of truthers and antisemites at violent Peace Party events stand up. Sorry, but odd claims about birth certificates are less pugnacious than far left Jewish cabal theories that even Art Bell describes as obsessed and hateful. Even the bird brained Duck played true to form and accused a Jewish American patriot of being a traitor. He then wonders why people portray him as antisemitic.

Obviously, these clowns never attended both Peace and Tea Party protests. They merely
rely on Huffington, the NYT, NPR and wax on about those evil people at Fox News. Then they talk about Gore Vidals latest and the price of Tofu.

2) Big money from wherever

Funny, but these same types don't complain about refer mad loon Soros setting up scores of front groups. His efforts at creating a mock pro-Israel J Street ended up
dicrediting the whole group. Somehow big money is okay from ethically challenged unions and tort lawyers, but not other sources.

Had the Tea Party agressively turned the election into Tea Party vs Cocktail party the results would have been even worse.

Let the excuses roll in.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Will Obama learn

Obama needs to listen when even the NY Times and Chris Mathews says he is elitist. In fact had the Tea Party turned it into Tea Party vs Cocktail Party it would have been a blood bath.

In the House those Democrats that survived are probably going to distance themselves from Obama. Hillary will demand a sacrafice like VP or jump ship. If she were as smart as she thinks she jumps ship and runs again.

As stated before commies like the Duck will talk about Tea Party candidates losing but the election was a repudiation of Obama the faculty lounge lizard. He needs to govern from the center ala Bill Clintoon or face extinction in 2012.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Take Back America

Now is your chance let Obama know he must govern from the center. The days of arrogantly pandering to the Cocktail Party elitists are over.

After the election expect to stick it to Israel. He has remained quiet hoping to preserve generally stable voting blocks. The question is how far will a more powerful Charles Schumer allow this to go. Schumer may be far left but he will probably not allow this administration to sell out Israel.

Can this be the foreshadowing of Schumer vs Obama in 2012. Will Hillary jump ship after the election?

Obama and the left are going to blame everyone but Obama.