Archive for July, 2020

Covid-19 PanICdemic/Plague:  Crunch Time:  Penniless, Homeless, Hopeless, Less? (July 27, 2020)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus on July 27, 2020 by

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K          “We are still in the halcyon days of the Plague.  Yet we are entering the next stage when it starts to get real real.  Or real unreal.  Or real surreal.”

J          “I went on record as prognosticating ‘Winter’ a few weeks ago, yet I now believe the economic impact is hitting sooner and accelerating swiftly.”

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K          “When the unemployment benefits expire at the end of the month, the pain will become much more real.”

J          “When the various moratoria on foreclosures expire at the end of the month,  the pain will become even more real.”

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K          “The kids really cannot go back to school, but many of them will be forced to go back to school.”

J          “And of course the teachers must go back and assume even more risks than usual.  School will be a Mixmaster of the Virus.  Schools are said to be places of learning.  We will all learn shortly.”

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Bumper sticker of the week:

Make masks great again

Covid-19 PanICdemic/Plague:  The State Of The States:  Bailout Or Bankruptcy? (July 20, 2020)

Posted in Bailout/Bribe, Bankruptcy, Pensions on July 20, 2020 by

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K          “There was a time when folks went into government not to get rich but to do right.”

J          “They may have told themselves that they entered to do good but they ended up doing well.  At the well.”

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K          “Well, their pensions are not well.”

J          “The well is drying up.”

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J          “States cannot deficit spend.  They cannot print money.”

J          “States cannot keep taxing the public or they will lose their public.”

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K          “The supreme court justices of each state who have reviewed the issue regarding pensions have totally and dishonestly disregarded the clear conflict of interest and demanded that payment of their pension is the highest priority obligation of the citizens and the state government.”

J          “I would like some courageous governor very publicly to send the bills to the supreme court justices and tell the public that the court is not paying the obligations it proclaims need to be paid.”

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K          “The criminal enterprise known as the federal government has bailed out anyone affiliated with powerful lobbyists including hedge funds that were engaged in premeditated and systematic criminal activity.”

J          “So are pensions no less corrupt than and thus possibly as deserving as the handouts to the hedge funds?”

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J          “The current generation has no moral or ethical obligation to pay the debts of the past generation when all of the benefits went to the past generation.”

K          “My thought is to pass legislation to allow for a state to file bankruptcy so the framework is there to trim the benefits to align with the benefits of other ordinary citizens.  Looking at the fees generated in the Detroit bankruptcy as a gauge, the fees for just one state filing bankruptcy likely will be three to four billion dollars.”

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[See the e-commentary at “Government Bureaucracy 101 (September 26, 2016)”, “Pensions and Other Entitlements: Pt. 1 (April 14, 2008)”, “Pensions and Other Entitlements: Pt. 2 (April 28, 2008)”, other e-commentary under the Category on “Pensions”, and “‘Titters’ v. ‘Self-Unemployed’ (September 1, 2014)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Beat the rush, be the first to file

Beat the rush, be the first to flush

For folks not working for the government, your retirement party is now known as your funeral.

For folks who are “Self-Unemployed,” your last day on the job is also your last day on the planet.

“Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, Titters and The Self-Unemployed 101” at 9 a.m. M W F at Mr. and Ms. R. Baron Hall taught by Adjunct Professor of Race, Class, Gender, Titters and The Self-Unemployed H. Sebastian . . . .

White Privilege At Play:  Born On First Base (July 13, 2020)

Posted in Gender, Race, Sports on July 13, 2020 by

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K          “I am not precisely sure who said it, but it has been said about Little George Bush and others.  They jump up and down on third base and proclaim they hit a triple without realizing they were born on third base.  White privilege is simple.  When you are White and particularly when you are male, you are at a minimum born on first base.” 

J          “I have noticed it on some of the birth certificates that have resulted from my deliveries.  ‘White Boy, First Base, U.S.A.’  Life is a lot easier when you are born on first base.”

K          “According to official baseball regulations, it is 90 feet between each base on a baseball field and thus 90 feet from home plate to first base.  However, according to real life rules, it is really 180 feet from home plate to first base for the ordinary person.  And if there is one major settled conclusion among baseball pundits developed statistically over the last score years, it is a shared conviction that the key to scoring points and winning a game is simply getting a player on first base.  That is how one scores and that is how one wins.” 

J          “Life is a lot easier when you are born on first base.  On a different playing field, they also say that the first million is the hardest million to get.  That goal is a lot easier to score . . . when you start out on first base.”

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[See the e-commentary at “King Seale Newton X Davis Dellums Day.  Oh, And Happy Martin Luther King Day! (January 21, 2019)”, “NFL Protests:  Celebrating And Revering A Great American Tradition (September 25, 2017)” and the other e-commentary linked there; “On Balls and Strikes and Perjury:  America’s Pastimes? (August 23, 2010)”, the bantering of ideas that are now scurrilous and heinous at “Columbus And The Redskins (October 14, 2013)” and “Black Hawk Down. And Down and Down And Down (February 5, 2007)” that includes a nod to Molly Ivins who opined on Little George Bush and others.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Play ball!  (No spitting.)

Born On First Base

Not Born On First Base

Personal baseball path:  4 to 9; 4 to 9; 10

Fifth Annual “Cameo In Courage” Award For 2020 (July 6, 2020)

Posted in Awards / Incentives, Cameo In Courage Award, Courage, On [Traits/Characteristics] on July 6, 2020 by

[Google continues to block access (except on July 2 and 3!?) to with no justification or recourse.]

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K          “The envelope please.  . . .  This year, the ‘Cameo In Courage’ Award is awarded to . . . Doctor Chris Martenson at Peak Prosperity who has presented and continues to present a regular detailed presentation and discussion of issues and challenges related to the Coronavirus / Covid-19 Plague.  With quiet conviction and factual facts, he has challenged the lies and propaganda of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute of Health (NIH), the American Medical Association (AMA), President Trumpi, the Surgeon General, the Main Stream Media (MSM), Corporate News Network (CNN), Faux News (Fox), Big Pharma (BG) and so many other institutions and individuals.  One benchmark of his veracity is the unrelenting criminal efforts by the Internet gate keepers such as Google/YouTube and Facebook and Twitter to block his presentations.”

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[See “Malaria drug and zinc, the missing link” in “The Conservative Woman” dated May 26, 2020 by Joseph Berry.]

[See the e-commentary noting Doctor Chris Martenson’s contributions at “Covid-19:  BAU v. BAU (February 24, 2020)” and “Covid-19 PanICdemic/Plague:  The (Partial) Solution:  Mom’s Chicken Noodle Soup Savored Alone (And Wash ‘N’ Wear ‘N’ Hide!) (March 30, 2020)”.]

[See the e-commentary at “Seeing 2020:  Profiles In Cowardice; Profiles In Courage.  Oh, And Happy Valentine’s Day! (February 10, 2020)”, “Alex J. / J. Assange And The First Amendment (August 13, 2018)”, “Hero or Traitor? (June 10, 2013)”, “Fourth Annual ‘Cameo In Courage’ Award For 2019 (April 8, 2019)”, “Third Annual ‘Cameo In Courage’ Award For 2018 (April 9, 2018)”, “Second Annual ‘Cameo In Courage’ Award For 2017 (March 6, 2017)”, “First Annual ‘Cameo In Courage’ Award For 2016 (May 9, 2016)”, “Award Deadlines (Livelines?) (July 25, 2016)”, “Profile In Cowardice Award (May 12, 2014)”, “Profile In Courage Award, 2015 (May 11, 2015)”, “Chelsea And Ed:  Time For ‘Con’ ‘dign’ Treatment (November 30, 2015)” and “On Courage and Truth (March 17, 2008)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Dissent remains patriotic

The more flak you get the closer you are to the target.”  World War Two bomber’s observation

“Science is but an image of the truth.”  Francis Bacon

Julian Assange:  b. July 3, 1971 – d. slowly for the last few years