Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Putting the Valley to Sleep

After ten years (and multiple stop and starts), the Valley must rest as I create a new writing platform.

Reclining Odalisque or Woman with Parakeet by E. Delacroix (1827)

This was the Blog that toppled a Congressman in my district (by proving he didn't live here); It was here I engaged in debates about media bias', anti-semitism on the Left (still going at KPFK), neo-conservatism, Paulbot madness and Winning in Los Angeles and California. 

This is a Blog where I promote unique Muses (i.e. Goths) and discuss personal issues.  But sometimes, you must let the past go to create the new.

I still want to work in DC or Sacramento  (State Senate too) doing Policy work.  But, add London (House of Commons) to that dream as well. I know (and can work IRL) Appropriations and Process. With a touch of public relations.  Hire me. 

Again, I will be a Delegate to the CAGOP.  Soon, I will be writing a nonfiction (and fiction) book.  

The Valley will always be here.  The author is moving.  When I have the new Blog (still deciding upon name and platform), it will be linked here. 

The show ends with Film (short and long) and Music. 

The short film is called Sundays, which questions the Nature of Reality;

The Long Film is Six-String Samurai (1998) a cult favorite

And we finish off with Moby, "Flower" which mixes in a Gospel Spiritual with techno. 

Exeunt Stage Right

Thanks RS, Smitty, Wombat, Pam, Dan and Insty!

See you at the NEXT Blog!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Donald Trump, The Joker and Suckers on Three Card Monte

As a member of a County Party (RPLAC -- 50th Assembly District GOP), and a Delegate to the State Party (CAGOP), let me ask the NVGOP one thing:

How could you mess up your own Caucuses?

The Democrats had the same problem the week before, Clark County GOP and NVGOP should have been prepped and ready Caucus night.  

The chaos gave Donald Trump a third victory. Thanks/ sarc.

The Joker (Donald Trump) entering the Primaries 
I grew up in Queens, NY during the 70s - 90s.  During that time, I saw Trump become a major player in a Big Town. (Anyone who tells you Trump had no clout against Hillary Clinton in 2000 never lived in New York City during the 80s and 90s).  

Mayor Dinkins [D] and Donald Trump

Trump and Mayor Koch (far Left and Left)

Finally, Trump's own words endorsing Mayor De Blasio in 2013:

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio got a vote [of] confidence Thursday from an unlikely source – Republican real estate mogul Donald Trump.

Trump...told an Albany radio station that he expects de Blasio to be a good mayor and is not alarmed by the candidate’s agenda, which includes greater taxes on the wealthy.

“I think he’s a smart guy that knows what’s going on really big league and I think he is not going to want to destroy New York,” Trump said of the race’s frontrunner. “I think he is going to want to make New York great.”

Trump went on to say: “ I think pretty strongly that he’ll end up being a good mayor, maybe a very good mayor and I don’t think he’s going to want to kill the golden goose.”

Let's take a lesson from some friends at the Magic Castle, here in Hollywood:

Every voter on Super Tuesday, did you see that?  That's Trump's campaign!

And who is the Queen of Hearts?

Trump with the Queen card
Don't be fooled.  

What is Trump's role in the Republican Primaries?

He plays the Joker from Batman, bringing chaos into order (see Nevada).

In Brian Azzerello's Joker, the Joker leaves Arkham Asylum and works on taking back his "territory" in Gotham City. Using fear and chaos, he takes back most of his holdings [SPOILER ALERT: Before facing Batman, his last battle is with....Two-Face and his troops. SPOILER ENDS]. 

How Trump (Joker) views Republican Primary voters

 Azzerello's Joker and a three card Monte on the Republican Primary voters equals a Secretary of State Clinton win.

 Don't be a sucker on Super Tuesday.

My question: Why is Trump trusted when he has done nothing for Republican candidates and governance when it mattered (in 2006 and 2008)?

Monday, February 15, 2016

A Little Song, A Little Dance.....

Circumstances have brought me back (slowly, ever so) to The Valley.

Hello all! Missed me?

In a certain sense, 'Tis Election season and I am up for re-election in my district's Central committee (1 of 7, all good people). In another way, there was a bureaucracy in the way. No more.  And finally, on January 11th of this year, I had a (small) heart attack.  

Like Lazarus, I have returned. 

Upon my return, I have a love of TS Eliot poems (The Wasteland and the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock), Alternate History comics (Pax Romana and East of West) and Weird Westerns.

During the time away, I spend time in the Rainbow Bar and Grill  (Lemmy is G-d!) and The Whisky-A-Gogo.  Great food, good place, kickass music and awesome people. So I love trying to save the historic part of Rock and Roll on Sunset Blvd, if needed.

So, hello again! I hope to do a little more in the Valley after the Long Break.

Enjoy some music and poetry.  If all goes well, my first post will arrive soon.

 Iggy Pop, "Lust for Life" 

"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by Eliot

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Happy 239th America!

Hello again! Miss me?

There are tales to be told of where I've been (and where I'm going), but for now, let us wish the United States a Happy Birthday!

The Spirit of '76 (Yankee Doodle) by Archibald Willard

Every year, at this time I re-read Patriots by the late AJ Langguth.  For me, no other book has compared because it reads like a novel.  It starts with the Townshend Acts and ends with the Battle of Yorktown, and it takes the reader through the steps of how the Founding Fathers understood why America had to split from England.

If you are interested in history, politics or Government (or curious what inspires JSF to be involved in all three), buy this book.

Now, here is what we all, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Goths, Bloggers, partisans and politicians are celebrating.  Enjoy!

"'We hold these truth to be sacred and undeniable,' he [Thomas Jefferson] wrote...Jefferson struck out 'sacred and undeniable and wrote in 'self evident,' He continued through the draft, paring words away to make his language bolder.  From 'that all men are created equal and independent,' he dropped 'and independent,'  'Rights inherent and undeniable' became 'Unailenable Rights,' His next phrase came straight from his pen and could not be improved. Jefferson struck off those rights as "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness,"


"When members of the [Continental] Congress came to to Jefferson's stirring conclusion, a majority thought it should include one last appeal to the power even greater than George III...

"'And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.'

"On July 4, 1776, independence was declared in language worthy of it."

-- Patriots, AJ Langguth, pgs 355 and 362

Here is the Declaration in full:

The Declaration of Independence

In Congress, July 4 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America 

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it; and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. 

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. 

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.—Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. 

The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their acts of pretended legislation:

For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the Lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free People.

Nor have We been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. 

We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.—

WE, THEREFORE, the REPRESENTATIVES of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.—And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

Signed by ORDER and in BEHALF of the CONGRESS, 



Have a great Independence Day!  Enjoy a BBQ and your friends and family.  

I'm back.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

40 Months Down and 40 Days Ahead

Be ready.

For now, I am in Check in certain things.  

The winds are slowly changing and I will be out of exile soon.  

Gustav Dore, Israelites Crossing the Jordan River 

The what? and how? are not for today.

Just know, it is not Winter that is coming, but someone you haven't seen in a while.  

(NO, I cannot tell you what is going on. Post a comment if you think you have solved the mystery.  Get your scooby snacks first!)

Enjoy the music and movie!

And now a tale of return.....

Exeunt Stage Right!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The New Chessboard for 2016

While I was gone on my adventures,  there was an Election.

This post is not  analysis, just reference.

Ready?  Let's read:

First the US Senate:

54 R - 44 D - 2 Ind (Caucus w/D)*
*(I predicted 55 R - 45 D)

Now comes the US House of Representatives:

244 R - 188 D

And finally, California:

First, the Assembly:

California State Assembly 2015-16.svg
52 D - 28 R

"California State Assembly 2015-16" by Kurykh - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Finally, the CA State Senate:

California State Senate 2015-16.svg
25 D - 12 R - 3 Vacant

"California State Senate 2015-16" by Kurykh - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

So why did Senator Boxer (D-CA) step down?

The South Bay flipped. In the biggest county of California, Los Angeles.

The Revolution begins!

A New Vision of the Valley for a New Day

Remember me?

Superman Returns, in Kingdom Come

After spending time trapezing in the Fifth dimension, fighting to get to the front of a train in the snow and following Death and the Four Horsemen in an alternate America, it was time to come back and write here.

Or actually, I have been doing some mundane work within my own life.  Choose your own story, but paragraph A is much cooler.

Please note that the top of the Valley has changed pictures and theme.

Soon I shall write about the State of the Union 2015 and how the Democratic Party and American society is equivalent to riding the Snowpiercer. a movie and why Governors Romney and Jeb Bush should not run but be available for a cabinet position instead.

I'm back ya'll!  Expect me to knock some sacred cows and open Pandora's box again.

Welcome back to the Valley!

And now, you know you love Point Break!

My question: What do you think of the new picture and theme on the top?

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Endorsements November 2014: The Tops, the Props and those with Chops

This is the year that has proven that Democrats don't clean their own messes.  I am seeing commercials run on TV scaring the public with lies and untruths.

Here is the Hard Truth going into Election 2014 in California:  Corruption rules within the Democratic Majority.  

Now then, life (and a dead computer) have gotten in the way, but here is my Endorsement post for TODAY!

(Any ** is someone I can vote for; Any # is someone I know)

Top of Pops

Governor: Neel Kashkar**i
Lt. Gov.: Ron Nehring**#
CA Secretary of State: Pete Peterson**
Treasurer: Greg Conlon **
AG: Ronald Gold**
Insurance Commissioner: Ted Gaines**

State Assembly Candidates (Thanks RPLAC!)

AD 36 - Tom Lackey 
AD 38 - Scott Wilk 
AD 43 - Todd Royal 
AD - 44 Rob McCoy 
AD 45 - Susan Shelley** 
AD 46 - Zachary Taylor 
AD 48 - Joe Gardner 
AD 49 - Esthela Torres Siegrist 
AD 50 - Bradly Torgan **#
AD 51- Stephen Smith 
AD 52 - Dorothy Pineda 
AD 54 - Glen Ratcliff **
AD 55 - Ling-Ling Chang 
AD 57 - Rita Topalian 
AD 62 - Ted Grose 
AD 63 - Adam Miller 
AD 66 - David Hadley 
AD 70 - John Goya

State Senate Candidates (Again, RPLAC)

SD 18 - Ricardo Benitez 
SD 20 - Matthew Munson# 
SD 22 - Marc Rodriguez 
SD 32 - Mario Guerra 
SD 34 - Janet Nguyen 

Congressional Candidates

CD 23 - Kevin McCarthy 
CD 26 - Jeff Gorell 
CD 27 - Jack Orswell 
CD29 - William Leader 
CD 30 - Mark Reed 
CD 32 - Arturo Alas **
CD 33 - Elan Carr **#
CD 37 - R. Adam King 
CD 38 - Benjamin Campos 
CD 39 - Ed Royce 
CD 43 - John Wood 
CD 47 - Andy Whallon 

County Assessor

John Morris**#

County Sheriff

Jim McDonnell

Board of Equalization (Tax Board)

Board of Equalization District 1 – George Runner
Board of Equalization District 2 – James E. Theis
Board of Equalization District 3 – G. Rick Marshall
Board of Equalization District 4 – Diane L. Harkey

CA Supreme Court

(70) Kathryn Mickle-Werdegar

Appeal Courts

(80) Jeffery Johnson
(92) Nora Manella 
(95) Paul Turner
(98) Kenneth Yegan

Superior Court

Dayan Mathai
Tom Greigo

The Props

Prop 1: NO

Prop 2: NO

Prop 45: Hell NO!

Prop 46: NO

Prop 47: NO

Prop 48: NO

LA County Props


And final prediction for the US Senate:

R: 55
D: 45

Governor Walker, Governor Scott (FL), and Governor Brownback all survive.

GO and vote!

Sunday, November 02, 2014

November 2014 Tip Jar (and an author who is a Gothy Muse)

Getting back to the Valley is hard, but I have posts upon posts hiding in the queue.

As we start at the beginning in the month, please hit the Tip jar to help.

Either hit the link or visit the sidebar.  A little support for the Valley goes a long way.

Now that the commercial is over, time to meet a Gothic Muse who can outthink you, her name is Nicole Sixx.

 She is an author, works with a famous director (This is Hollywood, discretion is best unless you live here, just like DC) and also frequents the Sunset Strip (there is a future post on the Strip coming up).  

Hip, cool and beautiful, here is the lovely Ms. Nicole Sixx!

Author AND Artist
Why You don't mess with Goths: Vampires by their side!
Nicole with Comic Writer Steve Niles
The Thin White Duke Today!
Author and Muse, the wonderful Ms. Sixx!
Here is her Amazon Page (Buy her books!) and website (and photo website)

Follow her on Twitter too!

And please hit the Tip jar!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Back From Texas

I spent the last few weeks preparing (mentally) for my Sister's and Brother in Law's wedding.

Two wonderful people.  In Honor of the new couple, they get a tag here in the Valley:

Mr and Mrs. Mozo!

A photo posted by @jsf1970 on

Kudos to the Mozo's!  Hip Hip Hooray!

Texas was a nice place with wonderful people and I saw the Alamo!

And I became an honorary Texan (Yay Lone Star Beer!)!

Now that I have returned,  time to Blog about life here in the Southland!

Saddle up!

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Hate Speech in NoHo: #KPFK and Margaret Prescod share ISIS' views on Jews and GOP

Read this:

Sojourner Truth with Margaret PrescodAugust 20 · 

Ten Suggested Discussion Points for Unity

1. Reparations for African-Americans- support the John Conyers Bill H.R.40 Now! (Coates.)

2. Stop the war of genocide against Black America! A young black male was killed by an officer of the US law enforcement agencies every 36 hours alone in 2012, according to a study by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. This is Fascism “Amerikkkan” style. Killer cops must go! Stop police killings, brutality and harassment.

3. Fight back against the gentrification against African American working class communities by “globalized” universities, hospitals, and corporate contracting interests (developers).

4. Fight back against right wing (Tea Party) takeover of state governments in eliminating the right to vote particularly for African Americans and the elderly, and attacks against public sector workers and labor. Support “Moral Monday” in North Carolina, Georgia and other places.

5. Fight to save local autonomy (democracy) from corporate takeovers, right wing assaults by emergency fiscal managers appointed by governments (Detroit, Newark, NJ).

6. End all student debt now! (Past, present, and future.) Make education from K to post PhD free – if Cuba can do it, so can the U.S. Fight for academic freedom – 1500 colleges and universities in the US. 

7. Demand freedom for all US political prisoners! End the mass incarceration of African people. 

8. Demand affirmative action now in the construction industry and related organized unions – particularly in the private sector. (Read “Black Power at work”, Dubois, The Philadelphia Negro, pg 331-332)

9. Down with Zionism! Boycott Israel – the New Nazis of the 21st Century. Cut off funding to Israel.

10. Struggle against fundamentalism of all forms – Christian, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, etc. and Eurocentric Marxism.

And here is the Valley's response:

From the shadows of North Hollywood and the mind of a KPFK radio host, comes hate speech (again). For a person like Alan Minsky who wants to build coalitions, his morning crew seems set to destroy any chance of them.  For my candidates from San Pedro to Santa Clarita, every Democratic and Liberal candidate should learn about this "unity"

One thing I learned about "Unity," you give to get. AND don't sound like a Hater.  Look at all these requests.  Not one shows understanding of the other side. Not one amount of (as the song for her program ) "One Love,"  

Let's break a few of these down:

First, the most personal: Number 9.

How dare you Ms. Prescod?  Have you no shame?

Know who else shares your view about Jews? ISIS.

Allow me to quote:

ISIS has “not only stated intentions to form a caliphate, but named U.S. and Jewish people as targets specifically,” said John Cohen, who until earlier this year was an undersecretary for intelligence and analysis at the Department of Homeland Security. “There’s a significant threat to Jewish communities.”

When you compare Jews and Israel protecting themselves in the ONLY Jewish State in the world to Nazi's, you share the same political bedsheets as ISIS.   Every Jew killed within the sound of your radio show is on your hands.  The blood is yours.

You did not care if Yaakov Naftali, 16, Gilad Shaer, also 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19 died.  They were taken from their homes and killed.  You claim to care for the youth, except for Jewish ones. Except for Israeli ones.  Hamas cheered every Israeli death, so do you.  

And let me refresh your history.  Remember "Land for Peace?"  Israel gave the Palestinian the land to build and grow their own country. The Gaza Strip has beaches and already built homes.  What did they do with it?

Send missiles into Israel with it. If the Gazans want a country, all they need is to build roads, schools and have elections.  And stop attacking their neighbors.  You wouldn't like it if someone threw bombs in your backyard everyday, especially if you gave them the nice house next door.

Tea Parties and the Right Wing: We're here, get used to it!

I see in number 4 you Hate the Right wing.  You Hate the Tea Party.

But in your show,

A) You never interview a Republican or Conservative or Local Tea Party Member;

B) Every time you bring up the Republicans, Conservatives or Tea party, you get it all wrong.  Even WBAI interviewed Ayn Rand.  Are you so scared of other ideas that you refuse to call up and discuss if a rumor is true?

Apparently your Hate wants the Tea Party (Fiscal Conservatives), Republicans (usually Establishment from DC fighting against the local groups) and Conservatives (You don't even know the branches Ms. Prescod) to stop being part of the American Polity.  That means if anyone of the Right goes to your website or FB page or Twitter, your issues are moot.

If you can't play nice with others (and that goes for my side too), don't expect any give.  If you live in America, you're going to have to meet us and speak to us.

Go back to Haiti if you Hate Jews and Republicans.

Watch this video:

No Unity on Racial Issues either

1,2,3,5,7 and 8 all deal with racial issues with a slant that does not say "Unity" but says "America is horrible, let's take from it,"

Now, some good issues are addressed among them: incarceration rates among African American boys and men.  Yes, I would rather that not happen. Before the 1968 social explosion, even if you protested you wore a shirt and a tie.

But Prescod also opposes business' entering poor areas.  OK Ms. Prescod (and Mr. Minsky), hire up the impoverished (such as those on Skid Row) at KPFK.  You don't want others doing it?  Government (local, state and national) is not filled with funds

If you Hate business', don't expect anyone to give funds for the fund drive. There is cultural rot all over, how do you stop the Gangs, the lack of Fathers, and the idea that the current Leadership of Democrats that do not care about these neighborhoods to make change?

Ms. Prescod, you don't want things to get better, you want to complain. 

I'm not even going into your support of Dictators everywhere and dancing on graves of people of the Right.  But this is America, we like fair play and Democracy.

I am willing to look at these issues (as a Pragmatist; 1,2,3,5,7,8 are ideals, what gives Unity? Nothing).  But what will be given in return?

Ms. Prescod, Mr. Minsky, what are either of you doing for "Unity" in America? NOTHING.  

The hate speech on Pacifica is getting known.  Try being nice next time.

My question: Ms. Prescod is an immigrant from Haiti, yet she never reaches out to those who thinks differently.  Why? 

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The 12 Monkeys in Foreign Policy: Our President is Jeffery Goines and Our Spies are James Cole

When I geeked out to Star Wars back in the 70's, I found Star Trek (The Original Series), and then Doctor Who.  What sci-fi offers is a (hypothetical for now) trip to the Stars, to dystopias, and to other times.

Twelve Monkeys (1995) has been hailed as a film that gets concept of Time Travel (and Predestination Paradoxes) correct.  The movie touches on madness, reality and fate vs. free will.  And yet, even though the plague in the movie was fake, the current fires in foreign policy are just as bad. Both threaten to engulf humanity, what happens next?

Currently, the President, a Harvard Graduate (and legacy like President Bush before him), wanted to go to war against Assad and now ISIS.  It contradicts itself.  As shown in the full 60 Minutes interview:

Throughout the Bush Administration, the Democrats wanted out of Iraq (and Afghanistan too).  They saw the Republican President going to war as end, not a means to an end.  When the failed haberdasher, President Truman helped end the war, he left troops behind to help transition Europe and Japan into functioning Capitalistic Democracies.  And because the non-Ivy League, non-college educated Truman did that, the USSR was caught in check until it fell.

When President Obama campaigned on bringing the troops home (and the Democrats all fell in lockstep with the "Rush to War" bombings of Syria and Libya), there was no "endgame," planned for the region.

So long US troops, hello ISIS! Thank you Democrats, said ISIS!

And how do the Army of the 12 Monkeys fit in?

James Cole (Bruce Willis) is sent back in time to find a pure sample of the virus that kept humans off the surface.  He gets sent back to 1990 (6 years before it starts) and ends up in a sanitarium in Balltimore.  There, he meets Jeffery Goines (Brad Pitt), whose father creates diseases and Dr. Railly (Madeline Stowe), who treats him. 

He bounces through time and place eventually ending up in Philadelphia 1996.  A mysterious message was heard in the future, the most haunting scene is where Dr. Railly calls off-screen.  The quote:
  You... you left them a message?
  I couldn't resist.  I was so relieved.
  Wait'll they hear this nutty woman
  telling them...they better watch out
  for the Army of the Twelve Monkeys...

 Looking at her laughing face, 
 COLE is struck with horror as he realizes the truth! 
 He starts to recite...

  "The Army of the Twelve Monkeys --
  they're the ones who are going to do
  it.  I can't do anything more.  The
  police are watching me."

 Now she's stunned.
 She glances back and sees the phone booth twenty yards away.

  You... you couldn't have heard me.

  They got your message, Kathryn.  They
  played it for me.  It was a bad
  recording...distorted.  I didn't
  recognize your voice.

President Bush's strategy was to bottle up Iran and bring more Democracy, thus more peace, into the Middle East (When Thomas Friedman wasn't a hack, he wrote how Democracies don't make war on each other.  A theory I have always subscribed to, see Truman)  The Democrats heard the wrong message, Senator Obama was playing animal activist while the threat of the plague hung over the story.

Now throughout the Obama Administration, the President has ignored the intel briefings on the World.  Thus, any foreign policy that President Obama acted on, he had no sense of causality.  There was a plan to take out troops from Iraq, but there was no Mission Objectives in Afghanistan since 2009.  Thus, without a sense of causality or intel, the World started to burn this past summer.

Sun Tzu made it very clears that without Spies a State is defenseless  

Since the Church Commission, Democrats have made it very clear they don't trust Our Men and Women in the Dark. I do.  

President Obama thought he was smarter then the people extracting the information and only reacted when the news became bad on television. Cole in 12 Monkeys was the scientists spy into the past. 

Cole was a pawn by everyone save Railly.  They were the only ones talking Cassandra like about the danger of Jeffery Goines and the Army of the 12 Monkeys.  No one listened.  Jeffery Goines thought (due to his wealth and madness) he was better then everyone else in the movie; Whether in the Sanitarium or at the party. 

Because there are no Senator Baker's and Goldwater's in the current Democratic Party, there is no one to tell the President to read the Daily Briefing. There are no Goldwater, Rhodes and Scott in the current members of the Left.  Not since 1994. 

What is my solution?

Before the Presidential primary of either side, I would hope the members of the US Intelligence vet the candidate's foreign policy because the media did not (well, with the GOP they will).  If you are a member of that Industry, pleads note that since the Church commission, the Democrats use the members (like Cole was used by the scientists) and throw you away.  

Look here:

There is fire and embers from the Middle East, why is the President re-acting rather then taking the lead? 

My question: Can we now point and laugh at the Anti-Bush protests and Democrats and say their foreign policy endangers us all? (especially our men and women in the US Intelligence)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Future Goals and Dreams (Or the Not-Bucket Bucket List)

Later, I shall be getting the Laptop up to speed, but I need help getting back up to speed……

This is a Tip Jar Plea (The Muse pictures return after the computer rises), so please help me out for this month.  

Why is this the non-bucket bucket list?  While I love the Darkness as a Goth, I was consoled that I was too young to have one…..So thus, future Goals and Dreams.  

I have a belief if you put your dreams and goals out into the Universe, and stick with getting to them, maybe (with help from Providence) it happens.  Never hurt before.

Some relay to work (If you enjoy what you do, it is never work), others to things I want to do.  One last indulgence before I get serious here in the Valley.  

The Work Goals

1.  I want to do Appropriation Policy work in either Sacramento or DC.

2.  There is one fiction novel that wants to get out and a non-fiction book about Politics;  And a third (if I manage to do well) about being in Politics and dealing with Bipolar Depression;

3.  The California Republican Party -- Next cycle I hope to work for you!

4.  Also, I want to earn enough so I don't have to worry where the next dollar is coming from.  Lobbying is also a nice job (Los Angeles, Sacramento or DC on this)

5.  Write paid articles for The Weekly Standard, American Spectator, Breitbart and/or Townhall.

6.  Have an article written about me, as the only Active (and only partisan elected) Goth Republican.  Either in Gothic Beauty or some other Goth magazine.  Yes, I still love the deep and dark.

7. Work for a Presidential Campaign, New Media -- either here in California (Los Angeles, second biggest Media market!) or the candidates Home State.

8. I want write more consistently here in the Valley.  And I'd love to make more money off the Blog writing.  Look to the sidebar for prices.

9. My family has helped in my wilderness time since I fell in 2008-09.  One day, I'd like to give them something nice in return.  That requires (4) to happen. I know I am lucky, even my future brother in law is cool.  (Hell, I'm a Goth Republican in LA: I am as cool as a Bow Tie)

10.  Running for office here in LA or for the State Assembly or State Senate.  That is still being thought and planned out.  The decision will come if some factors come into play.  (No, you don't get to know what they are...)

The Other Stuff

1.  Travel to the UK, I am an Anglophile. I would love to work in the House of Commons for a season.

2.  Being the sci-fi dystopian, apocalyptic B movie lover, a trip to Wasteland Weekend.  "Two Men Enter, One Man Leaves!"

3.  See Depeche Mode, Peter Gabriel, Jimmy Buffett (again) and all of my friends' bands in concert.

4.  One place I dream of going to: Scrub Island with the person I am married.  (That belongs after (10) in the Work stuff).  While there, learn to ride a Sailboat and Scuba.

5. Before marrying, I want to date one of my Muses I have promoted during a Rule 5 here in the Valley.  I would be honored to treat any one of them.  And I have met more then a few. (Who knows, I could marry one of them?!)

6.  Take a trip across the United States from the Santa Monica Pier to my old neighborhood of Forest Hills out to the end of the road at Montauk Lighthouse.  The last time I was there, Agent Cooper went into the Black Lodge.

7. Create an Major Event. Political or whatever.  But something nice, here in LA or DC.

8. Take a boat ride up the Southland Coast.  Take a copter ride around LA.  Stay up and see the sun rise from the Hollywood sign with a Muse.

9. Own a condo, settle down.  Have enough funds to help the poor souls down on Skid Row.  My heart saddens that people have fallen, I could have ended up there.

10.  Learn to be content.  Have a significant other by my Birthday.

Next up, posts on the CAGOP Convention.  I will post again on Sunday, there will be news there and one other place in LA (But I'm not telling....)

My question:  What are your goals and dreams?  What do you wish for?


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