THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUTH:

All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.



Tuesday, July 27, 2010

PRUITT IGOE / WORLD TRADE CENTER COINCIDENCE

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A couple of months ago, I was thinking about my all-time favorite motion picture KOYAANISQATSI while I was playing the film’s soundtrack album. And while track number six, “Pruitt Igoe”, was coming through the speakers of my compact disc player, I got to wondering exactly what that title referred to. So I Googled it and I wound up at Wikipedia, where I was in for a bit of a surprise.

The Philip Glass musical composition titled “Pruitt Igoe” is heard during that portion of ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ when the viewer is shown numerous controlled demolitions of apartment buildings. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about Pruitt-Igoe:

Pruitt-Igoe was a large urban housing project first occupied in 1954 and completed in 1955 in the U.S. city of St. Louis, Missouri. Shortly after its completion, living conditions in Pruitt-Igoe began to decay; by the late 1960s, the extreme poverty, crime, and segregation brought the complex a great deal of infamy as it was covered extensively by the international press. The complex was designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki, who also designed the World Trade Center towers.

At 3 PM on March 16, 1972 — less than 20 years after construction — the first of the complex's 33 buildings was demolished by the federal government. The other 32 buildings were destroyed over the next two years. The high-profile failure of Pruitt-Igoe has become an emblematic icon often evoked by all sides in public housing policy debate. The Pruitt-Igoe housing project was one of the first demolitions of modernist architecture and its destruction was claimed by postmodern architectural historian Charles Jencks to mark "the day Modern architecture died." Footage of the demolition of Pruitt-Igoe was incorporated into the film Koyaanisqatsi.

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I got to thinking about this architect, Minoru Yamasaki, and what bad luck his buildings encountered at the hands of the United States’ federal government. First, Uncle Sam destroys his Pruitt-Igoe creation in 1972, and then twenty-nine years later, Uncle Sam brings down Yamasaki’s most famous creation, the World Trade Center towers.

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking: What does he mean Uncle Sam brought down the World Trade Center towers?
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C’mon! C’mon! Not for a moment do I believe that some airliners caused the World Trade Center towers to collapse on themselves controlled-demolition-style. And even if someone WANTS to believe that (and I know many Americans do want to believe it, rather than face the awful truth), do tell me what caused World Trade Center tower #7 to collapse remarkably like towers #1 and #2 collapsed (and like Pruitt-Igoe did), even though tower #7 was never struck by an airplane and other buildings in the immediate vicinity did NOT collapse in like manner?
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Yeah, it’s a terrible thing to have to admit that some highly placed individuals in the federal government would deliberately murder about 3,000 innocent fellow Americans as a justification for executing foreign policy plans in the Middle East. Who wants to believe THAT? Certainly not I. But I am not afraid to face truth, because I sincerely believe the Man who said that once we know truth, truth will make us free.

If there are dirty, murderous dogs in high places, they need to be exposed, prosecuted for their crimes, and removed from their positions of leadership!

Take a look at the video clip links I’m providing below and see if the similar nature of them doesn’t somehow unnerve you.

There are some good books available on this subject [e.g., chapters 6 through 15 of David Icke’s “Alice In Wonderland And The World Trade Center Disaster: Why The Official Story Of 9/11 Is A Monumental Lie”, and Jim Marrs’ “Inside Job: Unmasking The 9/11 Conspiracies”, and “Crossing The Rubicon: The Decline Of The American Empire At The End Of The Age Of Oil” by Michael Ruppert].

However, if you just can’t drag yourself away from Dean Koontz and Dan Brown long enough to read something REAL, perhaps you could manage to find the time to, at the very least, watch a couple of excellent documentaries on this subject. I most highly recommend:
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[Watch the 3 minute video preview in the upper right corner of the linked page.]

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‘9/11: Press For Truth’:
[Movie Trailer Video.]

The ‘Press For Truth’ movie trailer doesn’t come anywhere close to doing justice to the documentary itself. Don’t let it turn you off. Rent or buy the movie and turn it on!

Both ‘Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup’ and ‘9/11: Press For Truth’ will leave you with a great many questions that DEMAND reasonable answers. Unfortunately, providing reasonable answers to the Americonned People does not appear to be priority Number One for our dear, dear Uncle Sam.

~ Stephen T. McCarthy
‘Loyal American Underground’

Video Links:
YouTube video of the “Pruitt-Igoe” sequence in ‘Koyaanisqatsi’
[Watch the first 7 minutes – up until you see the haze over Los Angeles.]

YouTube video World Trade Center South Tower collapse
[A 10-second video.]

Oh yeah? Who says there were no “Explosions!” prior to collapse?
[This 2 minute, 17 second video begins after a 30-second commercial, but it’s definitely worth waiting for.]

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

DRAWING THE LINE FOR UNCLE SAM

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Growing up in earthquake-prone Southern California, my Ma made sure we always had a plan in place should a big shaker hit in the middle of the night. We were all to meet under a certain doorway in the front foyer. (“Foyer” makes it sound like I grew up in an upper level income home doesn’t it? Ha! Far from it.) The extra supports around an entranceway supposedly make the area safest from falling debris.

If you grew up in tornado country, chances are you were all told in advance to get to the basement or storm cellar at the first sign of intensely darkening skies.

Maybe you’ve taken a family trip to a big amusement park and upon arriving, made it clear that should anyone become separated from the group everyone would meet to regather at the wishing well near the entrance to Sleeping Beauty's Castle. Or something along those lines.

It’s always good to be prepared; it’s advisable to have a plan in place BEFORE disaster or misfortune strikes.

Well, is it even possible to use the word “disaster” in a sentence and not immediately think of the United States government?

You know, after you’ve already been surrendering your lunch money to the schoolyard bully for a week or more, it makes it harder to suddenly refuse. The bully has now come to accept that your money belongs to him - he has come to believe that he has a "right" to it - and if you no longer wish to cave in to his intimidation, chances are you will now have to fight your way out of the one-sided deal.

Rather than attempting to reclaim your previously surrendered rights, it is better to already have a plan in place - to have previously made up your mind that you can be pushed only just so far and no further. It’s important to know in advance PRECISELY where you draw the line. This is especially true when it comes to government, because it is the nature of government to take every single inch of ground that the citizen is not willing to fight for. You need to know beforehand where you have drawn the line which says to your tyrannical government (run by egotistical, bullying bureaucrats), “This far and not beyond.”

Well, years ago, I gave some thought to this. “Just how much will I personally take from Uncle Sam before I go on the lam or kick him upside his top-hatted head?”

For me - a serious student of The Holy Bible - the answer was easily arrived at. The Word Of God makes it clear that a time will come when a person who personifies the anti-Christ spirit will compel every person on the planet to receive something underneath his or her skin which will grant them the “privilege” to buy and sell in the global economy. In other words, the anti-Christ will alter your physical makeup in some way.

Therefore, as far as I’m concerned, Uncle Sam’s authority over me ends where my body begins. He might tax me excessively, he might confiscate my property, he might regulate me into claustrophobia, but the moment he tries to claim authority over my body in a physically interactive way, he’s going to have to fight me. And I will fight to the end. (Not that my demise would disturb Uncle Sam in the least.)

So in mid-June, when I learned from a talk radio station that I listen to a little bit that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has now installed and begun operating their controversial full body scanning devices in one of the terminals at my local airport, I said to myself, “Uh-uh. Not me."

As the talk radio host said, he was not going to allow some fat, sweaty guy with the TSA to ogle his young son’s body with some “see-through-the-clothing” device every time they took a vacation together. He then asked the listeners to think about their own teenage daughters and ask themselves, “Am I going to permit some unknown government employee to get an eyeful of my daughter’s seemingly naked body?”

Well, I have no sons nor daughters, but I do have possession of the body that God gave to me. Forget what the government bureaucrats claim, how do I KNOW that a photo of my body won’t be snapped and stored for someone's future pornographic enjoyment? How do I KNOW that my body’s health won’t be adversely affected later by this government-approved machine? How do I KNOW I can believe ANYTHING the government tells me? Has it never lied before? Does it have a glowingly positive track record?

Does it not strike you odd that no one has yet released an authentic photograph with equivalent optical resolution of just what these TSA bureaucrats see when viewing you behind your garments? Why have We The People not been shown just how much detail is actually revealed?

No, sorry, Uncle Sam, but this far and no further. I will not have some TSA homo or even some TSA bimbo gawking at my (might-as-well-be) naked body – Greek-godly sculpted though it is. [*Cough!-Cough!*]

Below are copies of selected Emails I have sent (and a couple of predictable replies I have received) concerning this matter. It’s all self-explanatory.

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STMcC To Southwest Airlines:

June 18, 2010
To Whom It May Concern,

Here in Phoenix, Arizona, at Sky Harbor Airport, the TSA has now installed full body scanners at Terminal 4, where Southwest Airlines is located.

This is to inform you that as long as your airline is permitting the TSA to employ the use of full body scanners on people flying with you, I will not patronize your company.

It's true that this is currently a voluntary action, but anyone older than 20 knows that what is voluntary today becomes mandatory tomorrow, and so I am starting my boycott NOW. There's no time like the present.

I will be planning a Summer vacation trip within the next few weeks, but I will not even consider booking a flight with Southwest. And if full body scanners should become mandatory at every airport and with every airline at some future time, I will simply refuse to fly again for the remainder of my life.

The United States of America is being transformed into a virtual police state, and at some point, good Americans must draw the line and say to government intrusion, "Enough is enough."

I have already called the TSA to complain, and now I'm letting you know as well, "Enough". You have just lost my business until full body scanners are no longer being employed in conjunction with your airline.

Sincerely,
Stephen T. McCarthy

Southwest Airlines To STMcC:

Dear Stephen,
Thank you for taking the time to contact us. We appreciate the opportunity to address your concerns regarding the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
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It's important to explain that the implementation of imaging technology is solely determined by the TSA and not by the airline. The TSA has a responsibility to ensure the security of the traveling public. However, they also recognize that there is a delicate balance between privacy and security; therefore, as you know, imaging technology is optional for all passengers.
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Please visit the TSA’s web site for more information (including locations where imaging technology is currently being used) regarding this screening method.
Again, we appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts. Should your future plans require air travel, we hope we will merit your consideration.
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Sincerely,
E----, Southwest Airlines

Dear E----:

I thank you for replying to my letter.

Yes, I understand that the TSA is an independent organization ...

I also know that corporations carry a lot of clout in determining government policy. Therefore, I am holding the airlines responsible for doing their part in protesting to the government this unacceptable intrusion into the privacy of the people. Yes, I've been around long enough to know how things work and to recognize how government and corporate bodies are intertwined.

So, what I said stands. Until such time as the TSA is no longer using full body scanning on the individuals flying with Southwest Airlines - whether that scanning is mandatory OR voluntary - I will refuse to ever book a flight with Southwest Airlines, and I will encourage other potential Southwest customers to do the same.

It is the airlines' job to put pressure on the TSA to discontinue this unacceptable practice. I hold you and all of the other airlines responsible because government will not alter its policies unless it is pressured to do so by those who have some leverage.

Again I thank you for your reply.

Still Boycotting,
Stephen
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WestJet Replying To STMcC:

Dear Stephen,
Thank you for taking the time to write to us.
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I can definitely understand your frustrations regarding these new security measures which are continually being introduced.
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I would just like to stress that these decisions are made by government agencies and like you said mandated by TSA and/or CATSA. Airlines can only at most advise our guests of these changes and comply to these rules and regulations.
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It is a shame to think that we may be losing a guest because of something completely outside of our control.
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I hope to welcome you aboard a future WestJet flight.
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Sincerely,
C------
WestJet Guest Relations

STMcC To The TSA’s Blog:

[*After attempting numerous times to Email the following to TSA and encountering nothing but system failures and a TSA personnel runaround, I've decided to just post my Email below.*]

To Whom It May Concern At The TSA:

Here in Phoenix, Arizona, at Sky Harbor Airport, the TSA has now installed full body scanners at Terminal 4.

I have taken the time to inform all of the airlines that operate out of Terminal 4 that I will no longer consider flying with them until TSA's scanners have been removed from their Terminal.

Yes, I understand that the full body scans are currently optional and are not involuntarily forced upon any customers. But at fifty years of age and having been around the block a few times, I am also fully aware that unless We The People oppose this invasion of our privacy, the full body scanning will become a requirement for flying in the not too distant future. Government, under the guise of promoting security and convenience, will always attempt to gather as much power over the people as possible, and only a "push back" from the citizens will clue the government in that it has finally gone too far. The most effective "push back" is usually one that hurts another's pocketbook - that's the sort of reaction that really gets one's attention.

For this reason, I am now boycotting all airlines that permit the TSA to utilize this new (and soon to be involuntary) form of personal invasion. The United States of America is being transformed into a virtual prison camp and I, for one, am voicing my disapproval.

With each passing year "the land of the free and the home of the brave" is becoming increasingly more cowardly and less free. If a protest of TSA's over-the-top (and through-the-clothing) invasion of privacy and assault on individual rights must begin with my own personal boycott, then so be it.

I will be encouraging everyone I know to join me in my boycott until the TSA has removed its full body scanners from every airport in this country and some sense of reason and restraint has been restored in our quest to find a balance between security and privacy.

Sincerely,
Stephen T. McCarthy

Americonned People, listen to me! If you will not turn off your #$%&@#! television sets and get off your fat, lazy
#$%&! and ACT to put the brakes on this out-of-control U.S. government, a totalitarian global government will rule your life sooner than later.

And once it has arrived, I will be easy to spot. I’ll be the guy in the red, white and blue T-shirt that reads:
TOLD YA SO . . . DUMBASSES.”

~ Stephen T. McCarthy
D-FensDogg of the ‘Loyal American Underground’
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Monday, July 12, 2010

ARE YOU A MEMBER OF THE "REPUBLOCRAT" PARTY?

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Are you a member of one of the two principal political parties in the U.S.A.? Are you still loyal to your political party? Still think your party has the best solutions to national woes? Still think there really ARE two main political parties in America?

*DONG!*
..Wrong.

But thanks for playing.

For all intents and purposes, there is really only ONE major political party in this country. We might as well refer to anyone who is registered as a Republican or a Democrat as a “Republocrat”. And Republocrats aren’t doing their country any good. Consider the following quote:

The chief problem of American political life for a long time has been how to make the two Congressional parties more national and international. The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers.
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Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. The policies that are vital and necessary for America are no longer subjects of significant disagreement, but are disputable only in details of procedure, priority, or method.

These things any national American party hoping to win a presidential election must accept. But either party in office becomes in time corrupt, tired, unenterprising, and vigorless. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party, which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies.


~ Carroll Quigley
‘Tragedy And Hope: A History Of The World In Our Time’,

1966; pages 1247 and 1248
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So now you’re asking, “OK. But who the hell is Carroll Quigley? Why should I believe anything HE has to say?”
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Aside from being Bill Clinton’s mentor, Carroll Quigley (now deceased) was professor of history at the Foreign Service School of Georgetown University, formerly taught at Princeton and at Harvard. He had done research in the archives of France, Italy, and England, and was the author of the widely praised ‘Evolution of Civilizations’.

A member of the editorial board of the monthly Current History, he was a frequent lecturer and consultant for public and semipublic agencies. He was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Anthropological and the American Economic Association, as well as various historical associations.

He was a lecturer on Russian history at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces beginning in 1951 and on Africa at the Brookings Institution since 1961, and had lectured at many other places, including the U.S. Naval Weapons Laboratory, the Foreign Service Institute of the State Department, and the Naval College at Norfolk, Virginia.

In 1958 he was a consultant to the Congressional Select Committee which set up the present national space agency. He was a collaborator in history to the Smithsonian Institution after 1957, in connection with the establishment of its new Museum of History and Technology. In the summer of 1964 he went to the Navy Post-Graduate School, Monterey, California, as consultant to Project Seabed, which tried to visualize what American weapons systems would be like in twelve years.

But the proof of the pudding, as they say, is in the eating. So, let’s briefly look at a few policies of the last two presidential administrations and see what we find:

Republican George W. Bush sent us to war in the Middle East. He also refused to secure our southern border (despite nearly daily warnings that we were the intended victims of terrorist attacks), even approving the persecution of border patrol agents who attempted to do their duty. And he used massive amounts of taxpayer dollars to bail out institutions in the early days of The Great Recession.

Despite claiming to despise everything that the dirty dog Republican George W. Bush stood for, Democrat Barack “USAP” Obama took over the White House and followed essentially the same policy. Although he swore up and down prior to being elected that he intended to end the war in the Middle East and bring the American troops home, the war is still going strong – it has been extended, in fact – and the troops aren’t anywhere near to coming home. They’ve just been shuttled from war theater to war theater. USAP has likewise refused to secure our southern border, and has even instructed his Justice Department to sue the state of Arizona over its attempts to do something about its terrible illegal alien problem. And USAP has also continued to funnel massive amounts of taxpayer dollars to economically unstable institutions – exceeding even George W. Bush’s redistribution of wealth efforts.

Are you beginning to get the idea yet that policy is not set by our presidents, but by some other unseen entity, and that presidents are rather irrelevant, other than to keep the American People divided and bickering amongst themselves over which political party is more worthy of support?
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Oh, and one more thing you ought to know about Carroll Quigley: He also said that there was an extremely powerful group behind the scenes which sought to gather economic power in private hands so as to politically dominate nations and create a global form of government. And Quigley primarily approved of their methods and their aims.

But then what the hell did he know?

~ Stephen T. McCarthy

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

MARSHMALLOW HEAD DOES IT AGAIN!

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So there was Napoleon with the TV on one day last month, tuned to Glenn Beck’s show on FoxNews (“Fairly Neocon and Unbalanced”), while I was working on the computer (probably composing another blog bit that none of ya bothered to read) when suddenly my ears perked up.

“What was that he just said about Senator Joseph McCarthy? Did Glenn Beck just say something derogatory about McCarthy?” I asked Nappy.

“Oh, yeah, I think so. I don’t know; I wasn’t really paying much attention”, Nappy replied.

Well, as y’all know, when you’re bad-mouthing McCarthy, you’ve gotten on the fightin’ side of me. And really, Glenn Beck has been on the fighting side of me for quite awhile already. I just can’t look at that guy without being overcome by the urge to skewer his big, square, marshmallow head on a stick and toast it over a campfire.
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You see, first of all, I don’t like the guiding force behind FoxNews, Rupert Murdoch: wealthy, pseudo-conservative member of the anti-American Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Secondly, I don’t like FoxNews and its Neocon Talking Heads which are beamed into American homes to brainwash the Americonned People. Thirdly, I wouldn’t trust Glenn Beck any further than I could throw Rush Limbaugh. And lastly, it makes me uncomfortable watching the way Beck makes his massive milky facial expressions; the way he prances and curtsies; the way he acts so… so… well, you know… so much like none of the guys who were on my high school football team with me!

Well, I don’t mean to cast aspersions about anyone’s masculinity nor to come off sounding homophobic, or anything like that. But for obvious reasons, I have taken to referring to FoxNews’ most popular Talking (marshmallow) Head as “Glenn Or Glenda Beck” (thank you, Ed Wood Junior!)

So, I did some online research and found the same Glenn Or Glenda Beck Show that Nappy had been tuned to on that fateful day when Marshmallow Head made his ill-informed remark about the good Senator McCarthy.

The offense took place on Monday, June 14, and here is what Glenn Or Glenda said:

“[I]t is the power of subpoena, forcing people to appear and testify, and that the power to act on what comes from that hearing, THAT is the dangerous power. THAT is what Joseph McCarthy was doing. If I get out of control and start leveling baseless charges that can’t be backed up, guess what happens. I’m fired, I lose my job. If Congress does the same thing, you lose your freedom. Maybe that’s what the press should focus on, hmmm?”

Got that? Senator McCarthy was involved in wrongdoing; he was abusing his Congressional power and “leveling baseless charges” that couldn’t be backed up.

Well, first of all, McCarthy was following well-established Congressional committee protocol; he was not overstepping his boundaries in any way, shape, or form, nor was he venturing into unique methods of questioning. On the contrary, McCarthy bent over backwards to be fair to every person brought before his committee, being lenient and offering the benefit of every doubt. Consider these facts:

Charles E. Ford, an attorney for Edward Rothschild in the Government Printing Office hearings, was so impressed with McCarthy's fairness toward his client that he declared: "I think the committee session at this day and in this place is most admirable and most American."
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Peter Gragis, who appeared before the McCarthy Committee on March 10, 1954, said that he had come to the hearing terrified because the press "had pointed out that you were very abusive, that you were crucifying people.... My experience has been quite the contrary. I have, I think, been very understandingly treated. I have been, I think, highly respected despite the fact that for some 20 years I had been more or less an active communist."

Far from falsely accusing innocent individuals of communist connections and imputing guilt by association, McCarthy, in truth, sought to keep the names of suspects unknown even while Democrats harangued him to reveal the names publicly. The Senator did not want to see anyone wrongly labeled before all of the facts were in and the truth could be ascertained by thorough investigation. He would not prematurely name names.

So, I immediately began mentally formulating my rebuttal to Glenn Or Glenda’s false (but time-honored) charges. Even going so far as to pull from my bookshelves my copy of James Perloff’s book “The Shadows Of Power: The Council On Foreign Relations And The American Decline” to look up a quote I intended to use in McCarthy’s defense. BUT . . .

Before I found the time to begin drafting a blog bit to toast ol’ Marshmallow Head, I learned to my surprise that Marshmallow Head had completely reversed his opinion on McCarthy and was suddenly “enlightened”. Ain’t that just like a woman named Glenda to change her mind?

You see, I discovered that a mere ten days after informing his vast viewership that McCarthy had been “leveling baseless charges”, Beck had seen the light and was now telling his viewers that McCarthy had been right all along.

On June 14, 2010, according to Glenn, McCarthy was a bad guy and people in government who abuse their power the way he did are the enemy:
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Glenn Beck Show - June 14, 2010
[Watch the start of Segment 4 up to the 3 minute and 9 second mark (3:09).]

But a week and a half later, on June 24, 2010, according to Glenda, McCarthy was essentially a good guy and We The People were fortunate that he was attempting to expose and dislodge communists from the American government:
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Video Clip Link:
Glenn Beck Show – June 24, 2010
["Instant Know-It-All": Just add a book and stir.]
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You see, what had occurred within that ten-day span was that Marshmallow Head had finally managed to read a book he had once started but then set aside (because the truth it was revealing was just too much for him to bear), and that book had proven to him that McCarthy was right after all. The book in question is “BLACKLISTED BY HISTORY: The Untold Story Of Senator Joe McCarthy And His Fight Against America’s Enemies” by M. Stanton Evans.
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The book, by the way, was published in 2007, and I had a copy of it in my hands within days of its rolling off the printing presses. Furthermore, I had read numerous books about McCarthy prior to this one, and I knew perfectly well that McCarthy had been a true, righteous American patriot for YEARS before the M. Stanton Evans book was released in ’07.

But Glenn Or Glenda evidently didn’t know his or her ass from Wisconsin until just recently. That, however, didn’t stop him or her from getting on his or her TV show and spewing a lot of grade C, third-class dog shit about Senator McCarthy in front of millions of viewers!

But then ten days later, when Marshmallow Head had FINALLY learned the friggin’ truth (truth that a few “wacko loons” like myself, with no following or readership to speak of, have known for freakin’ YEARS!) he comes back on his TV program and starts strutting around the set and teaching his viewers as if he’s some kind of #$%&@#! expert on the subject of communist infiltration of the U.S. Government during the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. Watch the video clips I provided above and see if I’m not telling the truth.
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This guy or gal, Glen Or Glenda Beck, is A REAL PIECE OF WORK! What he learns today, he’s teaching YOU tomorrow, and acting in the process as if he’s Mr. Informed. Yeah, he’s America’s great savior – or will be after he’s read that next book lying on his nightstand.

Now let me close this blog bit with a question you Marshmallow Head fans really ought to ask yourselves:

“How do I know that what Glenn Beck is teaching me on his show this week, he won’t be contradicting on his show next week or next month, after he’s read a new book?”

Glenn (Or Glenda) is just shooting from the lip (or hip); it seems that he’s just “learnin’ it” to you as he learns it himself. Evidently you students of Marshmallow Head are only lagging one book (or exactly 240 hours) behind your teacher’s own education.

~ Stephen T. McCarthy

Link:
Rupert Murdoch Ain’t No Conservative

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WELL? DO YA?

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GOT BIRTH CERTIFICATE?

~ Stephen T. McCarthy
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Link:
WND Article

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

THE SPIRIT OF (19) SEVENTY-SIX

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The Spirit Of ’76
(1991)
Featuring: David Cassidy, Leif Garrett, Carl Reiner, Tommy Chong, Devo
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OK, this movie I recommend with great trepidation. The Spirit Of ’76 is a very goofy (and at times downright stupid) send-up of the 1970s. If you lived through that decade, you may find yourself laughing at how spot on they got it and at some of the attention to details. Remember how all the fire hydrants were painted red, white, and blue during the bicentennial year? I myself noticed how dogs stopped peeing on them because they were afraid they’d be desecrating the American flag.
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And if you weren’t alive or old enough to remember the Disco Era, you’ll watch this movie and thank your lucky stars for that. The Spirit Of ’76 is one of those “guilty pleasures” for me, but I am self-confident and bold enough to publicly admit that I really like this movie. It takes me back to a time when my hair wasn’t grey and my pants were bell bottomed.
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Here’s a synopsis:
American time travelers from 2176 attempt to return to 1776, hoping to regain knowledge of their lost ancient heritage in order to save a dying planet. Unfortunately, a computer glitch lands them instead in . . . you guessed it . . . 1976. July fourth, nineteen seventy-six to be precise. DOH!
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2176 Time Traveler: "We've come here to retrieve the heritage of our nation. The Constitution."
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1976 Teenager: "Are you for real? You came all this way just for THAT? Duuude!"
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The movie shows or mentions just about every “artifact” from that era, including mood rings, gas lines, Grand Funk Railroad, and self-realization seminars. Pay special attention to the line that David Cassidy delivers when his character, Adam-11, sees the Partridge Family lunchbox. Ha!
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This certainly is not for everyone, but if you find that you can laugh at stupid stuff, and if you lived through this very loud era, you might find the “trip” back down memory lane to be more fun than you would have expected.
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Here are a couple of things I have written about The Spirit Of ’76 in years past:
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A superstupid movie, but boy does it take me back to 1976 and my senior year at Santa Monica High School. I can't watch it without my face breaking out. I always bring soda, popcorn & Clearasil.
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DON'T BOGART THAT (VERY) "GUILTY PLEASURE", DUDE
[*A Haiku Review]
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Loud clothes! Fords explode!
Seventies: silly, zitful.
STILL want Susan Dey!
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Ya know, today being the Fourth of July, watching this movie might be a good way to celebrate it . . . or not.
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~ Stephen T. McCarthy
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A Note About The Patches:
None of the patches displayed on this blog bit are replicas; these are ORIGINALS! They were sewn onto a blue denim jacket that I wore regularly circa 1970. The jacket eventually grew too small for me to wear, but before tossing it out about a decade ago, I first removed the patches and saved them for a rainy day (or a 2010, Fourth of July blog bit).
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My very favorite of the patches was always the one that reads "ZAP", and for this reason, I referred to this particlular article of clothing as my "Zap Jacket".
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