Wednesday, January 27, 2016

It's all in how you look at it.

Some of my friends are mystified.  "Why are you doing that NOW?" they ask, "The move is 125 days away!" They see a third of a year, four long months...

I see it as happening in 4 Social Security payments.

That means I have to consider the options, start putting away SIGNIFICANT amounts of money, and make some hard choices about the car and school right now, because it's ONLY 4 payment periods until I have to have everything ready, be out of this apartment, and on my way to L.A.

Comic du Jour: Bloom County (Dark Matter)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Do you still think you can control them?

This morning on FB I saw a video of the "Freedom Kids" at a Donald Trump rally.  I  thought at first it was some sort of parody, so I did the research. It was real.  And it was chilling.

Some websites are calling it "North Korea-like", or a "North-Korea Style Propaganda Song". I see that. But I think there's more. We're listening to a man who promotes the hatred of Americans based on their ethnic and religious background. To see three little White girls extolling the virtues of "President" Donald Trump crushing everyone who gets in the way of "America" (that is, White, Christian America) is horrific. To know that the right has dismissed him as a clown who will never see the inside of the White House, who feel it's safe to ignore him and assured that his popularity in the Republican base assures a Democrat victory in November is equally horrific.

If there's one thing we've learned from history, it's that maniacs and extremists DO find their way into power, and mostly because they are capable of whipping up a small band of rabid followers, and no one thinks to stop it until it's too late.

This video has been compared to the North Korean propaganda song scene from the movie The Interview, but for me it has more chilling implications, and Hollywood addressed this phenomenon very well in the musical Caberet.