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Saturday, February 10, 2018

THE BEST TIME AND PLACE IN HISTORY TO BE A TEENAGER

As you may have expected we are NOT talking about the present day.  And it's not getting any better. Increasingly today's kids are being taught on every side to expect and even enjoy being sheltered and controlled.  We recently observed as a mom taught her 10 year old son how to pay FOR A FREAKING CANDY BAR with a credit card. Never mind that paying for stuff with plastic can and one day will lead to some entity being able to dictate what you may and may not purchase (among other things). And it is nothing short of dismaying to see an 18 month old kid in a stroller occupying himself not with experiencing the world immediately at hand but rather with A DAMNED SMART PHONE GAME APPLICATION! What this bodes for the future you can easily forecast!

No, we are here talking about the American Midwest in the years between the assassination of President Kennedy and the second Reagan administration.  Consider:

The defining cultural event of the era was the advent of the Beatles. This in turn led to a revolution in rock music, with the Rolling Stones doubling down on the Beatles' "rebellious" traits of long hair and "provocative" stage moves.  But the tradition of having all members of the band dress alike continued, albeit with increasingly lame (and inspired by older adult managers) "costumes".  Paul Revere and the Raiders, for example, and those idiotic "Colonial military" costumes (Which were RED, the color used by the BRITISH!). And the ultimate irony with these "Raiders" was Mark Lindsay (the "cute" Raider) singing a song about how the "Cherokee Nation" had been oppressed by people WEARING THE SAME UNIFORM HE WAS DRESSED IN!  And if we were Felix Cavalier, the band leader of what was then called the "Young Rascals", I'd find whatever idiot decided to dress him and his bandmates in those ridiculous "Little Lord Fauntleroy" costumes and force him to walk down the street dressed like that while banging a tambourine against his ass. Eventually this dress-alike crapola faded away, and not a moment too soon.  

Even so, a wealth of very good music was made during our youth, and even today fathers and grandfathers find themselves grooving to the old songs along with their sons.  

We drove our cars on the then brand new Interstate Highway System, where the speed limits were 75 MPH (making it de facto 80 MPH); and five bucks would buy a tankful of gasoline. From Dayton, Ohio to Indianapolis Indiana in just an hour and small change.  And "Muscle cars" were all the rage, souped up Mustangs, GTOs, Bonnevilles, Chargers and Challengers (And older cars such as the venerable 1957 BelAir) participated in illegal street races all over. The police back then carried yardsticks to measure the height of rear bumpers. since so many of them were jacked up to accommodate sudden acceleration. 

Overdevelopment had not yet ruined nature, and there were swimming holes in which to skinny-dip in abundance. There was not yet surveillance all over the place, so finding places to "make out" was a snap. We left the house after breakfast in the summer and on weekends. and except for lunch and/or chores we weren't seen again until dusk and dinner. 

We were so free back then. Free to learn about life and relationships and other stuff from direct - and sometimes bitter - experience.  And if we had problems... Well, we watched Lee Harvey Oswald get gut-shot live via Telestar satellite, and nobody called in hordes of professional "Counselors" for us. We already HAD "counselors". They were called "PARENTS".  

But overshadowing everything was the specter of being drafted to fight in Vietnam. And the American Left used Vietnam relentlessly to drive a wedge between us and our American values which helped stabilize all this freedom. Explaining the ensuing cultural chaos which ensued and got us to where we are today would be akin to explaining how a bubble in a boiling pot came to the surface at one point and not another. But we do know this:

In 1969  we saw a man walk on the moon. He arrived there using rockets and spacecraft designed using slide rules and formulas worked out by a German engineer who designed a Nazi war machine; and guided by computing power that is outclassed by one modern "smart phone". 

Yet today what do modern teens use these devices which outclass the computing power of NASA in 1969 for? For "Sexting" naked pictures of their own selves to each other, and occasionally being arrested for "distributing child pornography" for doing that; and by law enforcement officials who wind up being prosecuted for kiddie porn offenses themselves;  all in the name of protecting the very kids who did the "sexting" in the first place, giving them felony records and a place on some sex-offender registry in the name of protecting them.  

"Common sense" and community values used to supply sufficient consequences for aberrant behavior. Today increasingly it is court decisions and an attitude that everything must either be prohibited or mandatory, that there must be a rule for every little thing that rules the roost. 

You who are teenagers today should know that we who came of age in the halcyon days we have here written about would not trade our ten worst days for the best years of your whole lives.  It's up to you to call bullshit on the crap you are being fed. We doubt you have the capability. And more's the pity.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

AT LAST THE WORM BEGINS TO TURN... TOWARD OBAMA AND HILLARY CLINTON

Well, the report of the Congress concerning the FISA warrants is out. And the undeniable FACT is that a phony, made-up dossier full of BULLSHIT was presented to a secret FISA court as FACT to obtain multiple warrants to surveil members of Donald Trump's campaign team.  

Now if the person using this phony dossier in the affadavit for the applied-for search warrant KNEW it was bullshit, that person should be prosecuted for a multitude of Federal felonies. And if that person thought in good faith that the bullshit "dossier" was true, then an investigation must be initiated to find out who duped this person, and how and why. 

What is astounding is that there are certain Americans - notably "Millennials" who have spent a lifetime being indoctrinated and brainwashed by the corrupt Academy - who feel that even patently illegal tactics are justified, that in this case the end justifies the means - whatever means - to get rid of the duly elected President of the United States, because they have been told that the man is "racist" and otherwise "unfit" to lead these United States. 

This is not just a "Constitutional Crisis". This may lead to all out civil war. Shots have already been fired in Alexandria, Virginia.  We are not sitting on the edge of our chair waiting for it. We are however prepared for it. Let us hope "the system" works as designed. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

STATE OF THE UNION 2018

Last night President Trump delivered his annual State of the Union Address to Congress. Pardon the language, but he knocked the fucker out of the park and into the next County. 

After eight years of Barack Obama's jejune self-centered blithering on  America's alleged shortcomings, FINALLY a message of positive hope and real change.  How refreshing!

But how odd, that every positive thing and every proof of good things to come was met with stony silence from the assembled Democrats. The observation that black unemployment was at historical lows was met by scowls from the members of the Congressional Black Caucus.  

Congressman Luis Guitierrez all but ran out of the House in "protest" when the audience began chanting "USA! USA!".  AND the rest of the Democrats got up and ran out as soon as the President finished. 

The Dems know now that they will be facing a juggernaut in November. Their "easy takeover" of the house and Senate is little more than a 12 year old boy's wet dream about his fave movie starlet now.  

Not that they haven't made preparations. Now they're speculating on what plans "the Russians" have for the mid-terms.  

As our President would say:  LOOSERS!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

IT SHOULDN'T BE SO GODDAMN EASY TO FILIBUSTER

RIGHT NOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS SHUT DOWN BECAUSE OF A "FILIBUSTER" BEING ENGAGED IN BY DEMOCRATS IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE

(And incidentally also because it's Saturday).


We say that if you want to filibuster, you ought to be required to keep talking on your feet the whole time.  Once every senator has spoken OR once 60% of the Senators present vote to close the debate, the subject at hand goes to a vote. That used to be the requirement.  But in 1970 the Democrat Party altered the rule to state that any item could be filibustered simply by demanding a 60% majority for "cloture" of debate. Ostensibly, this was so that other business could be conducted. In reality it was so it wouldn't be so hard to inconvenience those opposed to what the Democrats were trying to do.  

How simple. To filibuster, you need to keep talking until you either drop or until 60% of Senators present vote to end the farce. This puts pressure on every Senator to remain available for a cloture vote. The Senate needs to return to the old "shut up and vote" rule. We'd like nothing better than to see Schumer and/or Durbin drop from exhaustion and be rushed to the hospital, only to return to find that the measure they'd been running on about passed into law. That works for us just fine

Change the rules, Republicans.  Filibustering should be hard.

Monday, January 15, 2018

MARTIN LUTHER KING MEMORIAL DAY 2018

Today we remember a man who had a dream that one day men would be judged "By the content of their character and not the content of their skin".  Maybe someday that will happen.  But some funny things have happened since that statement was made by the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Junior in Washington, D.C

Barely a year after the "Dream" speech Dr. King was shot by James Earl Ray.  Riots ensued for nearly two weeks, scorching parts of every major city in America.  Once these riots had been quelled, it was decided to fix things so they would not break out again. King was subsequently "honored" by having in every city having a large black population a major through route; usually one running through the worst part of town with liquor stores and fried chicken places on every corner that didn't have a pawnshop; named after Dr. King.  This is an honor?

A few years ago Dr. King got a memorial in the Nation's Capital. This is an honor extended to very few private citizens such as Clara Barton (Who has a parkway named for her).  But King's statue doesn't look one thing like him. It appears to be a half-Chinese black man with a stern look on his face, as if he were about to apply his belt to the posterior of an errant child. This is not really a mystery, because the sculptor is a Chi-Com. Plus it had a few misquotes that made King sound like a twit. These, we are given to understand, have mostly been remedied.

But what about "The Dream"?

Regrettably it is further out of reach than it was in 1968.  There has been progress; co-workers of different races these days tend to pay their race no mind.  But the rise of the race-hustlers and hucksters out there displays no sign of abating, and a large segment of America's black population has developed the attitude that past violation of other members of their group's civil rights translates into their being able to do no wrong.  

King's dream has been turned on its head. When certified thugs such as Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown wind up dead after assaulting police officers or innocent citizens, people who point out the content of their character are shouted down while the race baiters DEMAND that the thugs be judged by the color of their skin.

That's scarcely something Dr. King would approve of. 

Oh well. At least he tried.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

THE ALEXANDRIA DAILY POOP'S ANNUAL REVIEW OF 2017, PREDICTIONS FOR 2018 AND IDIOT OF THE YEAR FOR 2017

2017 was the year in which we finally regained a real patriot in the White House in the form of President Donald John Trump.  He inherited a tough nut to crack but immediately set about undoing the idiotic legacy which the previous occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest had been allowed to accumulate during the 8 years of his residency. 

It has not been easy for President Trump, as there exists a group known as "The Washington Establishment"; a group consisting of both Democrats and Republicans who consider themselves members of an elite "club" who consider themselves alone qualified to lead this nation. This little cabal of morons have ceaselessly worked to block and obstruct Mr. Trump.  Trump, however, is (like Ronald Reagan) a former Democrat and he has read the playbook. As a result, nothing they have done has worked.  Trump just does not respond according to the script the Establishment has written.  He's a New York real estate developer. He's dealt with thugs for years.  

And thugs his opposition have been.  From Day One, almost before he was sworn in there has been a steady drumbeat of talk about impeachment over first some alleged "collusion" with Russia and a "hack" of our vote-counting system and then allegations that he sexually assaulted women. In order to facilitate this, the Establishment Democrats threw many of their own - including notorious philanderer Bill Clinton and his enabling spouse - "under the bus".  

But since it was revealed that a member of the Special Prosecutor's team (appointed to investigate "Russiagate" but having failed at that now investigating anything which might lead to something (anything) which might lead to Trump's impeachment) had been an anti-Trump partisan and a Hillary supporter (and who remains so) had spoken of running exactly such a partisan "investigation" as an "insurance policy" in case Trump won;  coupled with the fact that the entire Special Prosecutor's task force is comprised entirely of anti-Trump pro-Hillary partisans, We the People are hollering for SC Mueller's scalp. Lamestream drive-by media outlets have been for weeks breathlessly saying that Mr. Trump "denies planning to fire" Special Counsel Mueller.  The implication is of course that Trump in reality is waiting for the right time to do so. 

President Trump of course knows that he need not do anything but let the corrupt nature of this blatant attempt to unseat him be made manifest to the public.  Eventually the investigation will have to turn toward Hillary and Obama and the corrupt uranium deals and Obama's greasing the skids on the Iranian Nuclear "Agreement" by going easy on Hezbollah when we could have cut the terror group off at the knees. Somebody is going to prison over that, and it won't be a Republican. Obama may just end up to be the first former occupant of the White House to end up breaking rocks in the yard at Leavenworth. 

2017 was the first full year of the Second American Civil War.  This is not a quasi-orderly war as was the first civil war; with States forming alliances against other States.  This war is being fought not as the first one was fought in the Shenandoah Valley, with massed troop formations and cavalry charges. It is being fought as the first one was fought on the Kansas-Missouri border, with random violence such as the Leftist nutbar who shot up a baseball field in Alexandria, VA and damned near killed House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in an effort by the shooter to kill as many Republican lawmakers as possible.  Groups like the "Alt Right" slug it out with other mobs like BLM and "Antifa".  This is likely to get worse before it gets better. 

In the face of these challenges, President Trump has managed to tear down much of the regulatory tyranny imposed by his predecessor. In the tax bill signed just before Christmas, Mr. Trump eliminated the hated "Individual Mandate" which dictated to Americans just how much health insurance they MUST buy and in what form and from whom. 

The reason the Left hates President Trump is because his ascendancy to the White House signals the death knell of the 100 year effort of the fascist Left to reduce the citizenry under absolute despotism.  Just when the election of Hillary Clinton would have likely clinched the total control of America and her people for at least another century, Trump came along and kicked over their applecart.  

GOOD.

President Trump has come along to protect this country and our Constitution just in time. Praise God for President Trump.  

AND NOW, THE EVENT YOU HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR; THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE ALEXANDRIA DAILY POOP'S SELECTION OF 2017'S 

IDIOT 
OF
THE 
YEAR
2017! 


Most years since we began this custom, the first nominees (who are chosen monthly, then quarterly, then semi-annually and eliminated in the December Finals).  This year however we found ourselves in a quandry. The two finalists were so exquisitely qualified as idiots that we had a hard time making up our mind.

For newcomers, the rules (which may be waived by us at any time) are:

1. The IDIOT OF THE YEAR is not chosen from among nationally famous people doing nationally recognized idiotic things. The "winner" is chosen from among people I have had contact with in the course of my profession of cab-driving.  The nominee can be a passenger, a mechanic who worked on my vehicle, a store clerk who sold me a part.  Except in very unusual cases the nominee cannot be a bad driver I have encountered. Those are as common a dog poop. 

2. The nominee must have done, said or bragged about something - an act, a line of reasoning, a philosophy, an attitude, etc. - which displays a degree of idiocy grossly incommensurate with the nominee's education or station in life. The guy who (years before we started this award) called us to unlock his car door and who paid us and signed a civil release in advance; and wanted his money back when we reached inside his open window and retrieved his keys (and called the police when we refused to return the money) is one example. He was a high-powered trial lawyer who, upon reaching his house and realizing he could not get in because he did not have his keys flip-phoned the cab company and sat on his porch waiting. 

3. The nominee CANNOT be "mentally challenged".  The idiocy displayed must be the nominee's fault. 

4. The nominee CANNOT be intoxicated when I have the encounter. In the competition for "Idiot of the Year"  intoxicating substances and alcohol are "performance enhancing drugs" and are outlawed. Boasting while sober about an act done when the nominee was intoxicated however is qualifying. 

This year's choice was difficult, mainly because the finalist nominees displayed idiocy from opposite ends of the spectrum.

Finalist #1 is a young lady who told us she couldn't wait for the much-vaunted "driverless car" to come into common use because "I hate to have to think about what I'm doing".  Yes, this college-educated dumbass actually said that.  

Finalist#2 is an older woman who said she would eliminate the criminal justice system and process because they "don't work". This nitwit said she believes that the solution is to immediately set up a government agency to monitor parenting and "step in" when necessary.  

And so our choice is between a youngster who wishes to remain voluntarily clueless and ignorant and an older battleaxe who thinks she is smart enough to rid the world of crime by forcing people to raise kids by government diktat. 

In the end it wasn't really all that hard. Part of the premise of this award is that we don't as a rule name nationally known people but rather the Common American Dumbass, since it is the idiocy of the common idiot which enables the idiocy perpetrated by the major idiots.  We also don't usually name names.  These people know who they are.  

And so, Ms. I-don't-want-to-think, YOU are the recipient of the Alexandria Daily Poop's IDIOT OF THE YEAR award for 2017!

Young lady, we are starting to wonder if all you millennials are complete idiots. Your co-finalist's views on crime prevention by childhood government intervention are appalling. But her ilk will soon take over our lives unless you and others like you start doing some very real and intense thinking about what you are doing and what is going on.  At a minimum get your Fallopian tubes tied so you don't pass your DNA on to another bunch of imbeciles.  You, madame, are a fucking goddamned IDIOT.

PREDICTIONS FOR 2918 

Things will get off to a rousing start as the stock market experiences a correction and drops 5,000 points to 20,000. Never mind that that's still MUCH higher than it ever was under Obama and not really even that much proportionate to the 25,000 it is at as of this writing; the anti-Trump left will milk it to the max.  

The Left will need to milk it to distract attention from the Special Counsel's investigation which will start to turn aggressively toward the Clintons, which is why Trump didn't fire Mueller in the first place. Mueller has been digging a dandy grave, and it's just about the right size for the Democrat Party. 

Just as the Dems are at full throttle about the "stock market crash" the Dow will come roaring back as investors rush to buy the newly less-expensive stocks.  By July Hillary Clinton and several FBI officials will be under Federal indictment and the Arkansas Attorney General will be examining re-opening the Juanita Broderick rape case against Bill Clinton. 

Korean fat butt dictator and international pain in the ass Kim Jong Un will be deposed come August in a coup d'etat by the Nork military sponsored by China. China will be motivated by Trump's threat to pay off our debt by having the Treasury just squirt out a billion more dollars. 

"The Wall" will be built, with construction starting in October. In places it will not be a wall per se, but rather a trench with multiple layers of razor wire on each side and explosives in the earth below to cause tunnels to collapse. The Border Patrol will be given much more latitude including an expanded permission to use lethal force. 

In September Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will either die or be forced into retirement due to frail health.  Trump will then appoint the fifth guaranteed conservative Justice; ensuring that his revolution will last for another 50 years. 

In November the Republicans will pick up every open seat in the Senate and in the House will fail to pick up only the seats from New York and Minnesota and those held by the poltroons who call themselves the "Congressional Black Caucus".  

It's gonna be a GREAT year, at least it will be if you are not an American Statist Progressive (ASP).  If you are, then planes leave here daily. Get the fuck on one and don't come back.  Happy New Year, you maggots.  You lost.






Sunday, December 24, 2017

CHRISTMAS 2017

This night is Christmas Eve, and kids all across the region are watching "The Grinch" and trying to get sleepy so Santa will come. A couple of friends of mine are recently separated, but they will be spending this blessed evening together with the kids; and we hope the occasion will give them some needed hope. 

But as we sing about the "Little Town of Bethlehem" where the Savior was born, what everyone is talking about is the Israeli City of Jerusalem where He died and was resurrected. Just last week, President Trump finally recognized what everyone knows but have been averse to acknowledge: JERUSALEM IS THE NATIONAL CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.  

This is an important event in the ministry of our Savior whose birth we celebrate tonight and tomorrow. This was prophesied both in the Old Testament and by Jesus Himself. The fig tree is in full leaf now; and the fruit (His Second Coming) is very near to come. 

We wonder sometimes if His mother Mary knew that "This child that you delivered would soon deliver you". And did the Magi know that the gifts they brought to The Manger were besides the gold spices used for embalming a corpse? 

Actually Jesus was born sometime in mid-spring. The shepherds would not be standing around with their flocks in the middle of a December night, the flocks would have been indoors and so would the shepherds have been. But it is so appropriate to celebrate His birth on a day after the darkness began to give way to the light. In so doing we Christians celebrate not only His birth but also His mission. 

And so God rest you merry on this blessed and holy day.

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