RUBE GOLDBERG THOUGHT PROCESSES

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I’m not sure how other people’s thought processes work, but mine must be something like a Rube Goldberg machine with hundreds of parts moving about, and whirling around, because my thought processes cover a multitude of stuff over the course of one waking period. I remember when I was young, I wanted to learn how to do something new, when I became proficient at it, I wanted to learn something else, leaving the old interest behind, occasionally going back to visit just for fun.

I can literally name dozens of things that I have spent time learning how to do, and lost interest, and never went back. A lot of people that know me including my family, would never guess I once played the piano, even played in a recital. Was I good, no, I preferred being outdoors playing with my friends. I hated staying indoors practicing piano, no matter what the weather. Besides, my piano teacher smelled of cheap perfume. Little boys don’t like stinky old ladies. Come to think of it, I still don’t, 70 years later.

Writing a blog is a “natural” for me. One of my biggest interests for my entire life, is observing people and the dumb things they do, and I like to talk. Perfect combination. Which brings up something I read today about an actress, who I never thought much of, Roseanna Arquette. Matter of fact, the entire Arquette family, in my opinion are pretty lousy actors. Roseanna, made the statement that she apologizes for being born white, as if she had any control over that, and that she would never stand and salute the American flag again. Firstly, I don’t know a single soul that gives a rat’s ass, what Roseanna Arquette thinks about anything. She definitely has a very overinflated idea of how important she is. If she were to die tomorrow, it wouldn’t even register on the Richter scale of society. I just made that up, I thought it was kind of clever.

I saw another blurb about Robert De Niro today. This guy was once a highly respected actor, I’ve seen quite a few of this films, really liked the guy. But sadly, he’s allowed Donald J. Trump to take up residence in this head, and he has turned into a wacky old guy, that sounds and looks like an escapee from the local nut farm. Seems Jim Carey has the same disease, but it’s a little harder to pin down the exact date of transition.

I’m sure you remember over the past couple of years, how the PC people were wrapped around the axle over people dressing up at Halloween, in costumes, that depicted other cultures. Their dialog was, as if these party goers, had committed some sort of blasphemous act. Something even more egregious is Cory Booker trying to pass himself off as a black person that grew up in the “hood”. This guy’s parents were IBM executives, he had every advantage ( more than any white guy I know ), grew up in a very affluent community, attended three major universities. That my friend is cultural appropriation at it’s finest. Right behind him is Camila Harris trying to pass herself off as an underprivileged minority. Give me a “freaking” break. She had an affair with the governor of California, Willie Brown, and that was her “Golden Gate”. These people are 100% fake. Tulsi Gabbard has her number.

I have to admit, I’m huge fan of Tucker Carlson. I watch him religiously every evening. Anyone that knows me well, knows better than to call me between 5:00 and 6:00 pm. PDT. I tell everyone I am attending evening church services, with Pastor Carlson. Sean Hannity follows Tucker, and even though Sean has been a bulldog on the Russian conspiracy subject, I’m not a great fan. Yesterday, Sean had Bill DE Blasio on as his guest, what a disappointment that was. After all of the criticism of DE Blasio, I thought Sean would crucify him. Nope, DE Blasio danced around like Ali, and Sean never laid a glove on him. I was in shock.

One final thought. Why is Chris Wray still in charge of the FBI? Does anyone think this guy is any better than Comey, McKay, or the others? He’s just another relic from the Obama hierarchy that needs to be shown the door. Is the FBI ever going to be normal again, if it ever was. Everyone in the DOJ needs to be fired, what a slime pit. You would have never known any of this if Hillary had become the Prez. Ain’t it great? Long live the “Donald”.

VERITAS VINCIT   ~   LIVE FREE OR DIE

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NADLER 30 YEARS FROM NOW, STILL BEATING THE RUSSIAN CONSPIRACY DRUM. 

CAUGHT IN A CROSSFIRE OF DUMB IDEAS, AND BLATENT LIES.

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DEMOCRAT DEBATE 2019

I have been catching the highlights ( if you can call them that ) from this ungodly spectacle of stupidity. These people are running for the office of the President of the United States of America, espousing ideas that are contrary to the sacred principles this country was founded on. The ideas they are floating as a running platform, are so far removed from what the average American thinks and feels, it make no sense whatsoever. When you’re light years away from reality at this point, how do you come back to a sensible position for the general election, and not be laughed out of the room? Aren’t you in fact sealing your own doom?

Think about this disastrous idea for a moment, and let your mind form a realistic picture of the future if it was implemented. Open the borders, anyone can walk right in, no questions, no restrictions. Then announce that all of these new arrivals, are eligible for welfare benefits, free healthcare, housing assistance, and free education. The United States would instantly become a black hole of sorts, a huge vacuum, sucking in all of the downtrodden, poor, uneducated souls from every dark corner of this planet. All rushing in to claim a piece to the golden American Dream. Suddenly, America would descend into the “third world”, exactly what these poor souls were trying desperately to escape. Sadly, nobody, except the political elites would escape the inevitable. This is the perfect formula for destroying this glorious nation, our predecessors, gave their lives to preserve. It would be impossible to collect enough taxes to support such an outlandish idea.

So, at the same time these geniuses are pushing this really brilliant idea, they are embracing the ” Green New Deal “, which would effectively raise taxes on every man, woman and child in America, by enormous amounts. The ” Green New Deal,” coupled with open borders and free healthcare, free education, and a living wage if you don’t really want to work, are about as compatible as Donald Trump and Ilhan Omar. In fact none of these ideas are going to work, to put it bluntly, the whole thing is a ” shit show “. These people even saying this stuff is an insult to the intelligence of anyone with an I.Q. higher than a cantaloupe. Picturing any of these loons sitting the oval office, is so far from sanity, my mind can’t comprehend it. Marianne Williamson my be the smartest person on the stage. Picture her in the oval office with 150 candles and incense, all of the windows draped in colorful cloth and glass beads. Even that’s easier to imagine than De Blasio in the oval.

As I sit here and read my own words, I’m feeling terribly inadequate, in being able to express how depressing it is, to see this group of clowns in a contest for the President of the United States of America. These people aren’t qualified to run a hot dog cart. And to believe I complained about Barrack.

VERITAS VINCIT   ~   LIVE FREE OR DIE

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AOC, OH MY!

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29 year old woman from New York City, took Washington, D.C. by storm in the last congressional election cycle. They called her the “phenom”. On the surface she was a phenomenon. The main stream media immediately fell in love with her. Remember them showing pictures of her worn out shoes that she supposedly wore while canvassing her district on foot? She unseated an incumbent, Joseph Crowley, which was viewed by everyone as a major upset victory. Crowley was the #4 Democrat in the house. Her backers clearly had their eye on her becoming the future Speaker of the House.

She unveiled the “New Green Deal”, seemingly out of nowhere. Almost everyone was taken aback by this young woman presenting such a document, when she was after all a freshman in the Congress, with no ranking. I watched her with great interest, and the first thing I noticed was her inability to shut up. She made one stupid statement after another. That’s when I began to suspect that she was a front person only, for a behind the scenes organization of some sort. My suspicions were justified when a law professor named Robert Hockett, showed up on Tucker Carlson’s show and admitted that he was the driving force behind the “New Green Deal”, and disputed some of the claims that AOC had been making.

There is another really important player behind the scenes, it’s her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti. This guy has orchestrated some less than stellar moves on her part that definitely skirted the law. In my opinion, this guy is dangerous, and has no place anywhere near the halls of Congress.

In my opinion, AOC, has blown all of her hard earned political capital by joining forces with Omar, Pressley, and Tlaib. She has shown herself to have a “herd” mentality as opposed to being a strong independent woman. Had she remained a strong, solitary player, she would have been a virtual powerhouse. She has now reduced herself to a barking dog, her voice compromised and weakened by three other self seeking women only interested in promoting themselves and their ideology. They only have one tool in their possession, calling everyone in the world a raciest.

AOC has shown the world, that she in fact does not have what it takes to be the speaker of the house. She is just being used as a tool, by behind the scenes handlers. As much as I make fun of Nancy Pelosi, she had what it took to become the Speaker, and you have to give her credit for that. You would have never seen Nancy Pelosi become part of a group like the “squad”. AOC is part of the “squad” because she ain’t got what Nancy’s got.

By the way, Robert Hockett, recently revealed that the “New Green Deal” was never about climate, it as all about restructuring the economic system of the US, converting it to be more in line with the European economic system. When you compare the European economy to the US economy, who in their right mind would remotely consider such nonsense. The answer is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her backers. Makes you feel real good don’t it? Listen up people, whatever you do, don’t take your eye off the ball.

VERITAS VINCIT   ~   LIVE FREE OR DIE

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INCUBATORS OF INSANITY, AND RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE.

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Imagine a world without Face Book, Twitter, Instagram. It would be a quieter, safer, and friendlier place for sure. These platforms are incubators of insanity. In the next few paragraphs, I will layout my case as to why the social media platforms are extremely dangerous to our way of life.

A. The lefties discovered long ago, that by creating a “boogeyman” it is extremely effective in influencing masses of people to act in a certain way by . A “boogeyman” is group or an issue they can demonize and rally large groups of people to respond. They have been doing this for years, they are very skilled in this arena. Social media is a dream come true for the perpetrators of this type of behavior.

B. There is no way of knowing what your reading is true or not. Since this is an open forum, anyone can post anything, for any reason, good or bad. It could be a bald face lie and if you don’t take the time to investigate it, you will never know. How many of us have time to do that? The problem immediately becomes a huge number of people that are ready and willing to believe anything. This can obviously lead to major problems like people storming a business thinking bad things are happening in the back room, because they read it on social media, and it was nothing more than a lie posted by someone that hated the owners of that particular business. People can get seriously injured or killed, when it was all a lie.

C. Momentum has been building for a mass invasion of Area 51 by citizens, and it all started on social media. Someone made the claim that the United States Air Force has the corpses of interstellar travelers ( space aliens ) recovered from the wreckage of a UFO. Just for fun, I attended an abductee / UFO believers conference. That was an incredibly absurd experience. No person with a shred of sanity would take these folks seriously. But, obviously a lot of people have taken them seriously and are planning to overrun  security and storm the facility at area 51. This is where the most top secret weapons of the future are being developed. The USAF is deadly serious about security. This could end up in a large scale tragedy started by a bunch of idiots on keyboards.

D. Human beings will do most anything for the so called “fifteen minutes of fame”. They imagine themselves being seen by millions of people, and becoming instantly famous. The more outrageous and dangerous the act the better. All too often these acts lead to loss of life, and/or serious injury to themselves and others. Not to mention danger to first responders, and search and rescue teams attempting to save them after their act of stupidity.

E. A person’s reputation, and career can be totally destroyed by false claims, by someone hiding behind a keyboard. You can be tried, and convicted in court of public opinion, and never get the chance to meet your accuser. Your whole life can go down the drain, in spite of your best efforts, and your losses devastating. It could take you years to recover from someone bearing false witness via the internet. There have been dozens of youngsters commit suicide because of cyber bullying.

F. Social media is a great place to recruit followers for most any cause. You can readily find like minded folks willing to join up with you. ISIS recruited thousands of militant Muslim fighters in an effort to establish a Caliphate, on Face Book no less. Antifa is using Face Book to recruit followers to join the revolution against the evil and fascist United States, and it’s institutions. Black Lives Matter use Face Book as well. Strangely Face Book doesn’t have a problem with these groups using their platform, but regularly ban benign organizations with conservative agendas. You can only surmise that evil has a home on social media.

G. Social media has too much unrestricted power. Google is unquestionably the most powerful company in history. Google’s origins are right here in the good ol’ USA, but because of the anti American sentiment that resides within the hallowed halls of their strange world, they refuse to assist the US military in AI development, but are willing to assist Chinese developers. It’s no secret that the hierarchy at Google is very left leaning and anti American. It’s been said these people view themselves as citizens of the world, not a particular nation. I seriously doubt that attitude would fly in a communist regime such as China. I imagine the communist leaders would sort that out fairly quickly. I’m pretty sure the Chinese to could give a shit less about the Bill of Rights. Just a guess.

Summary: So, if social media is so dangerous, and many experts are making that claim, why haven’t our law makers reigned it in? It’s called greed. Social media giants have insane amounts of money, and pay law makers very well, to make sure their operations are not curtailed in any way. Politicians will do anything for big money donors, so they can keep their jobs. Politicians will put their political future ahead of your well being every single time, make no mistake about that. It don’t matter which side of the aisle they sit on. That’s why the Washington establishment hates your President. Hope and pray the lawmakers wake up and take action before it’s too late. But I wouldn’t count on it as long as the money keeps flowing into their accounts. Unfortunately the oldest profession in the world is alive and well in Washington, D.C.

VERITAS VINCIT   ~   LIVE FREE OR DIE

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SOUND MATTERS

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Straight out of the womb, I loved everything that had an internal combustion engine. It didn’t matter if it ran down the road, or flew across the skies. I loved that sound. Even the sounds of steam locomotives made my brain waves go into hyper mode.

Back in the day, the early automobiles had distinctive sounds. Model T Fords and early Model A’s with four bangers were unmistakable. You could identify these cars with your eyes closed. The cars of the thirties and forward, had very effective mufflers, so unless the exhaust system was modified, it was nearly impossible to tell one from the other.

In the late forties, guys started hot rodding the old ford flat head V8s and that sound of a flat head with modified exhaust was unmistakable. Also after world war two, Harley Davidson, and Indian Motorcycles became wildly popular, each had it’s own signature sound.

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In the fifties, import motorcycles started getting very popular. Along with the imports bikes came new and different sounds. The English bikes had a softer more melodic sound, that I love to this day. Almost nothing sounds better than a Norton 750 Commando, or a Triumph Bonneville 650 vertical twin. That one bike that sounds better than all of them is an Ariel Square Four with drag pipes. That sound will give any true gearhead, like yours truly, goose bumps. I could ramble on for hours about motorcycles, but I need to cover more ground.

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This bad boy is the ultimate sound experience. Four giant 18 cylinder radial engines cranking out approximately 3,000 horsepower each. If you ever see and hear a B29 Super Fortress take off, you will never forget it. Guaranteed. This particular model, did the honors of dropping the world’s first atomic bomb over Japan.

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You are looking at a 2019 Ford GT40. Not many folks will ever get the pleasure of owning and driving one of these magnificent machines. You have to be in the category with Jay Leno. Make no mistake, the sound of the exhaust on this beauty will make your goose bumps get goose bumps. This is like driving an F18 on the ground, and the sound of that beautiful engine is a very large part of the overall experience.

By now, you’re probably scratching your heads wondering what the heck is the point in all of this. Well, I was inspired to write this when I was watching the New York Formula E race this morning. These cars are like Formula One cars except they are powered by batteries and electric motors. They perform similar, except the wonderful high pitched sound of the Formula One engine is missing. They just make a whirring noise.

So, if the greenies get their way, and they are highly likely to do so, we will see the demise of internal combustion engines, and the wonderful sounds they make. The cars of the future, while delivering stunning performance, will have no soul. When you see one speed past, there will be no accompanying sound of a powerful engine to seal that experience in your brain. It will just be another bland, four wheel appliance much like your toaster. Thank God I am old, and I won’t have to experience that dreadful day.

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This is what is supposed to be under the hood of your car, not some silly electric motor. 

VERITAS VINCIT   ~  LIVE FREE OR DIE

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STUFF THAT’S CATCHING MY ATTENTION

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If you read my blog, you’ve heard me say many times that I’m a hopeless news junkie. At my age there ain’t a lot to do to occupy my time other than scope out whatz happenin’. But, let’s face it not much is actually new in the news. In, northeast Portland, it’s pretty much a given that there’s gonna be a drive-by shooting or two, one or two pedestrians are gonna be run over, there’s gonna be a crash caused by street racers. Some group of totally whacked out morons are gonna be demonstrating in downtown Portland. Demonstrating is a perfect word, they’re demonstrating how stupid they are. Believe me, stupid is an understatement when talking about Portlanders. I’m pretty sure these people are the missing link between Neanderthals and humans. You can always count on the Mayor, whacko Ted Wheeler, to say something really outrageously dumb. Then, there’s the eternal circus known as Portland State University. They seriously need to consider tossing out the cap and gowns for graduation ceremonies, and replace them with clown suits. If all of this wasn’t bad enough, the so called “homeless” people, actually drug addled human garbage, have taken over the streets in downtown and surrounding areas. It is truly a sickening sight to behold. One of my friends posted on Face Book a few weeks ago saying ” pray for the people of Portland”, nothing has happened, it just sucks to be there. I don’t live there, I live south of Portland a considerable distance, and I have no desire to go anywhere near it.

Kate Brown, our illustrious governor, is a real piece of crap. She is an outrageously far left wing Democrat. Her solution to fixing any and all problems, is tax the living hell out of everyone, and everything that moves. Our property taxes are already through the roof and she’s proposing a tax hike of 40%. That’s almost $2,000.00 a year for my house. Where does this halfwit think people are going to come up with this extra money? The median income in Oregon ain’t all that great, it’s $60,212.00. Median price for a home in Oregon is $346,000.00. Those are not good numbers for working folks. At the median income a person can only afford about $1,200.00 per month for rent. If you’re a governor you should be focusing on how to improve the lives of the citizens, not how to drive them further into poverty. She doesn’t give a rat’s ass, as long as she funds the PERS, and rewards all of her union buddies that put her worthless ass in the State Governors Mansion. It ain’t likely to change anytime soon, Eugene, Salem, and Portland dominate the political demographics, and Republicans are a rare breed in western Oregon. So, the liberal idiots will continue to drive Oregon into the ground with high taxes and overly abundant regulations on everything.

Wow, it’s the latest craze by crazed Democrats to express how much the hate America. What’s up with that? Why would you be running for President of a country that you hate? Everyday the list gets longer of what they hate, and who they hate. These people are really a bunch of miserable assholes. I’m listening very intently, and I have not heard one positive message out of any of these people. Congressional Democrats are constantly attacking Trump for anything they can dream up, and when they’re not doing that, they’re attacking each other. All these idiots do is waste time and money, they are totally, 150% useless. Cortez, Omar and Talaib, are a joke, in my opinion, they are not worthy to be sitting in Congress, when harboring such disdain for America, and Americans.

After reading everything above, you’re probably thinking, wow, this guy is really stressed out. Nope, not so. I’m 78 years old, so I’m a short timer here on this planet. My kids and grandkids should be the ones stressed out, the Democrats are totally screwing up their world. I’m just an observer at this point, telling like it really is. I have to admit, I was a little stressed that the US Women’s soccer team won. I really wanted to see those pompous little broads get their butts kicked. Does that make me a bad guy? Oh well, don’t look for an apology.

VERITAS VINCIT   ~   LIVE FREE OR DIE

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THE TAIL WAGGING THE DOG, CRAZY WOMEN AIR TRAVLERS, AND MORE.

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Nike, you know, the multibillion dollar corporation that makes sneakers, and has a gigantic corporate campus in Portland, Oregon. Yep, that Nike. Well they came up with this really cool design to celebrate the Fourth of July, complete with a Betsy Ross flag on the rear of the shoe. I’m not a huge Nike fan, I think their shoes are heavily overpriced, considering they pay the people that actually make them next to nothing. That’s not my point, my point is that they pulled the product because Colin Kaepernick complained, because he claims, the Revolutionary Flag is a symbol of slavery. Never mind that good old Colin was adopted and raised by wealthy white people that made sure he had everything money could buy. He lived that much sought after California lifestyle with plenty of money for whatever his little heart desired. Then to top it off, he was hired by the San Francisco Forty-niners to lead their team as the quarterback, with a multi-million dollar contract. Unfortunately for the “Niners” he sucked as a quarterback. So, how does this dumbass repay America for this charmed lifestyle…….. he disrespects the American Flag and Fallen American Heroes by kneeling for the National Anthem. Then to make matters worse, Nike takes sides with this POS, and hires him as a spokesperson. So, in my estimation, that puts Nike in the same category as American haters. That’s the perfect example of ” the tail wagging the dog”. Based on the facts above, if you love America and the American way of life, I suggest you join me and buy Sketchers and tell Nike to pound sand.

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This British Spitfire boarded a plane in Europe headed home for London in the outfit pictured above. The stewardess promptly provided her with a proper top and demanded that she change before she would be allowed to fly. She complied, but continued to be a pain in the ass, obviously not happy about having to cover up. Eventually, the crew had enough and booted her from the flight. All of this brought back memories of years ago, when I flew out of LAX, and picked up visiting family members. I was always highly amused by the wild and crazy outfits that women wore when they traveled by air. I said at the time ( fifty years ago ) that I was convinced that women had a section in their wardrobe for air travel, that was a collection of the most bizarre clothing they could buy. I’m sure they look far and wide for this stuff, and would never dare to wear anywhere except to a International Airport. If they dared to wear it in front of their friends they would risk severe ridicule. I thought it might just be me, then I started looking around, and never observed women outside of airports dressed in such ridiculous fashion, except maybe at the midway at the county fair.

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This halfwit was in Mexico over the weekend, speaking to small gatherings of Mexican citizens talking about how climate change had something to do with the economy in Central America and why the US was obligated to take in the migrants because the US was responsible for climate change. Why the hell is this guy in Mexico? Does he even have a clue that he’s an American citizen, and his first obligation is to Americans, not migrants from Central America. Maybe he should have been in LA trying to convince the idiots in California to clean up the homeless mess. Then he could have traveled up the coast to Frisco, and made the same speech there. We have plenty of problems to deal with right here at home. The dimwit California governor traveled to Guatemala a couple of months ago to lecture them on how to run their country, while his own state is literally falling apart. Almost 50% of California families don’t speak English, the poverty level is shameful, homeless people are creating an environmental nightmare. They just raised gasoline taxes to pay for the social programs, which are certain to cause already poor people to fall farther behind, making it harder for them to get to their jobs. I’m sure he had great suggestions for the leaders of Guatemala. Every time I think it’s impossible for the Democrats to get more radical and out of touch with reality, they come up with another idea dumber than before. Please don’t elect any of these idiots to any political office.

VERITAS VINCIT   ~   LIVE FREE OR DIE

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MY DOG IS SMARTER THAN 99% OF DEMOCRATS, AND A HELL OF A LOT NICER.