Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Old news catching up

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EXCLUSIVE: Obama's high school pot dealer who he thanked for the 'good times' was beaten to death with a hammer by his gay lover

  • Raymond Boyer was known as 'Gay Ray' to Obama and his marijuana smoking 'Choom Gang' of privately-educated kids at Hawaiian high school
  • Ray was bludgeoned to death with a hammer in 1986, seven years after he supplied the future president and his friends with drugs
  • Lover Andrew Devere, a male prostitute, gave police a variety of reasons for the murder
  • He said surfer Boyer put him down constantly and broke wind in his face
  • Court documents uncovered for the first time by MailOnline
  • Choom is island slang for pot smoking and group went on excursions to countryside to get high and party, sometimes in Ray’s surf van
  • Devere is now living on the mainland after serving his life sentence
  • Obama last week said marijuana was no more dangerous than alcohol
  • Devere's new wife Elizabeth told MailOnline doing drugs is fine if you are rich and 'have the tools to deal with it' but not if you are poor with problems
     [[Daily Mail]

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The Heist

Today's Lesson

A few years ago in a small town, robbers entered a bank and one of them shouted: "Don't move! The money belongs to the bank. Your lives belong to you.  Immediately all the people in the bank laid on the floor quietly and without panic.

This is an example of how the correct wording of a sentence can make everyone change their world view.  
  • One woman lay on the floor in a provocative manner. The robber approached her saying, " Ma'am, this is a robbery not a rape. Please behave accordingly."
This is an example of how to behave professionally, and focus on the goal.
  • While running from the bank the young robber (who had a college degree) said to the older robber (who barely finished elementary school): "Hey, maybe we should count how much we stole." The older man replied: "Don't be stupid. It's a lot of money so let's wait for the news to be told how much money was taken from the bank."
This is an example of how life experience is more important than a degree.  
  • After the robbery, the manager of the bank said to his accountant: "Let's call the cops." The accountant said: "Wait, before we do that let's add the $800,000 to the robbery of that we took to ourselves a few months ago and just say that it was stolen."
This is an example of taking advantage of an opportunity.
  • The following day it was reported in the news that the bank was robbed of $ 3 million. The robbers counted the money, but they found only $1 million so they started to grumble. "We risked our lives for $1 million, while the bank's management robbed two million dollars without blinking? Maybe its better to learn how to work the system, instead of being a simple robber."
This is an example of how knowledge can be more useful than power.   

Moral :Give a person a gun, and he can rob a bank . Give a person a bank, and he can rob everyone.

via R.W. Forsythe

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Can you tell what I'm playing?  Hey, it's only been two weeksPricks.

Vonnegut Wherefore?

about government-mandated absolute equality

Some strange doings in my head this morning.  Stranger than usual anyway.  While shoveling new snow so MoSup can go to Mass, I thought of Kurt Vonnegut.  Out of the blue.

I loved the  movie  adapted from his  Slaughterhouse Five, but it was Harrison Bergeron that cemented the idea into my head that Vonnegut was a visionary; someone who could  recognize and extrapolate consequences from emerging tyrannies.   I was quite jolted then by
his celebrated-by-the-left quote ..

"The only difference between Hitler and Bush is that Hitler was elected."

And another celebrated by the left quote

"Our president is a Christian? So was Adolf Hitler."

If Vonnegut was who I thought he was, it meant that I was wrong.  Despite all evidence to the contrary, Al Gore was the rightful 43rd President of the United States. Bush was the liar; not Gore. Bush and Hitler were good Christians and bad men.  If a Bush agent hadn't killed him by pushing him down the stairs in 2007, what would he be writing today about Obamunism?  Could he, would he,  overcome his biases and see the truth of Obama?  I suspect not, or not until events made it inescapable, and then who would care?

The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General. —From " Harrison Bergeron " (1961), a short story by Kurt Vonnegut
What of George Orwell?  He wrote of his participation in the Spanish civil war, "I have seen wonderful things and at last really believe in Socialism, which I never did before."  Then he wrote  Animal Farm. and  Nineteen Eighty-FourIt's true that he hated Stalin, but died believing still in the promise of The State.

What novel would he write about  Obamunism?  Or was that novel Animal Farm II?

I was well into writing this when I discovered that Bret Stephens (Kurt Vonnegut's State of the Union) was channeling me in an article Updating a story about government-mandated absolute equality. Will Hollywood make this movie? 

... and enemy to the right of us


                         Mexican Invaders

The Dog That Didn't Bark
(El perro que no ladrĂ³)

In the short story “Silver Blaze” there’s the following exchange between Sherlock Holmes and a Scotland Yard detective:

Gregory : “Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?”

Holmes: “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.”

Gregory: “The dog did nothing in the night-time.”

Holmes: “That was the curious incident.”
In other words, the guard dog didn’t bark because he was friendly with the culprit. [Corner]

What’s more, Obama didn’t single out for recognition any of the illegal aliens invited by the White House and Democratic congressmen to attend.
Given that amnestying the illegal population and hugely increasing future legal immigration is Obama’s chief second-term policy objective, this reticence may seem like a curious incident. But he didn’t bark because he’s in league with the House Republican leadership to trick their rank-and-file members into saving his presidency. Ted Kennedy’s former immigration staffer, now on the White House staff, is working closely with McCain’s former immigration staffer, now on Boehner’s staff, to get the functional equivalent of the Schumer-Rubio bill through the House. And it’s not just Boehner, of course; as the National Immigration Forum tweeted, “@RepPaulRyan among first to stand up and applaud when Obama said it’s time to fix broken #immigration system.”
Raising a ruckus last night ran the risk of further complicating Boehner’s attempted snow job starting today at the GOP retreat on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. [The Corner]

I think they call this being "caught in a cross-fire."