IMO: MIDTERM ELECTIONS

Well, it only lasted 2 and half years but the midterm elections are over. And thank (fill in the deity or person you admire the most and hopefully it’s not yourself) because it seemed that the former President was going to get elected to all the open posts but he decided to drop out and concentrate on his one true love…. fighting all the civil and possible criminal charges he may be facing. Now, I would like to congratulate the Repubs and Demos because they seem to have beat out each other but not the American people because absolutely nothing has changed. I am awaiting to see who the adults in the room are to know how I am going to vote for 2024. All I see is grandstanding in the form of holding press conferences (was that paid by tax payers?) about how people are not going anywhere but are going to be there just not there there but definitely somewhere around there and how seemingly special they are to people saying I don’t want to play with you guys because you guys didn’t let us play so I’m going to restrict your committees because when you did it we thought it was wrong but when we do it it has to be the opposite or why we would do it and they’re going back to watching the 2016 elections which they have playing on a loop. So zero adults in the room. That’s great. A lot of…oooohhhhh look at me and not enough lets try and get this inflation down and lower the price of Honey Nut Cheerios. Disappointing. There are bright spots… there are people that realize politics isn’t a reality show on CBS. They keep the drama to a minimum and just do their jobs, you just never heard of them because they don’t seek the limelight and just do their jobs. Unfortunately they will probably never get elected to those high positions even though they should. I blame twitter. Not that they did anything but seemingly everyone else is for everything so might as well.

I will definitely vote for the people that can end crime scenes like Uvalde, El Paso, Florida thing that happened, and all similar massacres. Personally, I don’t think it has anything to do with gun rights, as an uptick in crowd blasting with vehicles has risen, it might have something to do with the electrical grid…. but whoever can end that crazy shit will get my vote and their party can also count on it, no matter how unqualified they are, they would still be more qualified then the people that can’t put an end to it. Seemingly, there hasn’t been anyone with the gonads to put an end to it. I think we all are tired of seeing someone’s son or daughter getting killed or hurt.

IMO: PATERSON N.J.

I grew up in Paterson, NJ, and I wouldn’t change that for anything, I mean, within reason. It was one of the best experiences I ever had. I don’t really know about now but back then, it was everything. Equal parts beautiful, diverse, exciting and dangerous (in some parts more than others). Not Crips and bloods dangerous, but enough to get your adrenaline flowing at times. Low income but high in neighborly treatment. House parties every weekend, block parties at times, your occasional, considering that occasional can mean almost daily, fist fight for your common dumb ass reason but not many shootings. Hardly any. You know what it meant when people circled, (toke toke pass) and for the record I never toked there, just passed. “More for me” was the common theme, no peer pressure. We weren’t rich so sharing was definitely a must. One joint for about 8 to 10 people. If the schools were better, I would have raised my child there. Not because of the fighting but because of the diversity and in some small sense the adversity. It really shapes people. If you can handle it, it will definitely make you a better person. People can live in their segregated, fenced in, barricaded neighborhoods, but they don’t know what they’re missing, albeit they will also wake up with nothing missing (in their home), which is a plus, I mentioned Paterson was a poorer neighborhood, but they will always be this scared, less adventurous, cynical of different people type person. They will have these perceptions of people that live in these towns that aren’t justified but are perpetuated because of a few rotten apples, like wall street guys aren’t worse. Some of those guys will steal the gold off your fillings if you fall asleep wrong. They do make gold fillings right because in Paterson they were aluminum spray painted gold. No, Paterson was an amazing experience, at least when I was growing up. From the drag races by Universal (the factory complex, not where Mickey Mouse lives, is it Mickey Mouse or?) to watching Kennedy beat some other HS football team and the the fist fight afterwards. To the house parties that lasted until 6 the next morning to doing the walk to your favorite diner with your buddies, which simply means going out at around 11 at night and walking to the diner for a glass water while we bullshitted, ours was the 7/11 (I know that’s not a diner, I did say we were dirt poor, right). Here are some luminaries of Paterson: (not necessarily born there but raised there or hung out there (or maybe drove through there?))

Bruce Arians (born 1952), head coach of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jacob Bigeleisen (1919–2010), chemist who worked on the Manhattan Project on techniques to extract uranium-235 from uranium ore. (First time someone from Paterson “extracts” something and doesn’t get arrested)

Gaetano Bresci (1869–1901), weaver and anarchist, assassinated Italian king Umberto I (can’t all be great but how many cities can boast that one of their alums killed a King)

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter (1937–2014), boxer whose triple murder conviction was later overturned, subject of the Bob Dylan song “Hurricane” and the movie The Hurricane

Lou Costello (1906–1959), comedian, actor and producer and part of the comedy duo Abbott and Costello (used to be a boxer, no joke)

Larry Doby (1923–2003), Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player and manager who broke the color barrier in the American League

Edward L. Masry (1932–2005), attorney whose firm was behind the case featured in Erin Brockovich

Greg Olsen (born 1985), tight end for the Carolina Panthers

Joseph D. Pistone (born 1939), FBI agent and author who infiltrated the Bonanno crime family, as described in the film Donnie Brasco (grew up there and it served him well)

Frankie Ruiz (1958–1998), salsa music singer (everybody knows Frankie)

That’s to name a few…. Gaetano was a dear friend or would have been if he didn’t die in prison in 1901. Ahhh, the joking around while plotting coups and drinking espressos. He was a kidder that one, don’t let his anarchy paint him the wrong color. He had a light side…. I have no idea what I’m talking about. All I know is that he offed a King…. pretty crazy. Paterson, you learn all kind of skills and you’ll never know who you will meet, generally, I mean don’t hang out in alleys at night or you’ll meet a mugger, but besides that it was plenty diverse.

IMO: THE EXPEDITED REMOVAL OF NON CITIZENS CITIZENS

In a hilarious move by the Governors of Florida and Texas, they have emancipated non citizens citizens from Texas and relocated them to sanctuary cities across America. While I understand their move, I think it a little ironic. They’re trying to show, unfortunately in a Democratic Presidential term, that illegal border crossings are an economical strain on their economy, hopefully that’s it and nothing else. If they are or they aren’t is debatable. If they really felt that way, they could have done it in a Republican term to show that it isn’t a political stunt. History is really a bitch though, and I’ll tell you why. Prior to Texas actually becoming a State of this great country, settlers were moving to Tejas, due to it’s vastness and fertile soil and great opportunities and nice weather. The Mexican government didn’t have a problem with it and welcomed it. Then in 1835, those settlers decided that they would revolt and make Tejas into Texas. In some fairness though, this isn’t 1836 and taking land is what was done, sort of, back then. Now that these people are coming here to try and make a living, they are quickly being deported…. to another state. Hopefully, they weren’t kept incarcerated until they agreed to leave the State, that would be bad, and were asked instead of demanded to leave, should have gave them money for a week’s worth of food, in my opinion. And I get it, the influx of non citizen citizens can be frustrating and you wanted to show that aspect of the argument and if Mohammed won’t come to the mountain (to see for himself), then… you get the rest. But there should be a better way then grandstanding with people that are already starving and just trying to escape a bad situation then making them perform in some political circus. There should be discussions, quiet, not in the media, across the aisle, diversified, nonpartisan discussions on how to fix the problem and this administration is, again in my opinion-you make up your own mind, trying to do that by redirecting job opportunities to our southern border instead of China. A great idea thought of by a Texan, Congressman Castro. I guess while you have us though, we might as well dance a mambo for you while you take pics. Hell, I would if it allowed to feed my family.

And as far as the Spanish treating indigenous people like second class citizens, I wasn’t there, it could be. But as you can see, Latin countries are a mixture of Spanish and indigenous people, genetically, for centuries. Other countries made it illegal for their to be inter-racial marriages until well into the 20th century. What does the bible say, your complaining about the splinter in my eye… blah blah blah.

DOES MASS MEDIA LEAD TO MASS HYSTERIA

I write a blog and the only thing massive about my blog is the amount of space the pics I download to put on my blarticles take up on my hard drive. It’s crazy, I know I can delete them but I like to re-use some of them and I like to keep some for posterity, my posterity obviously, not historical posterity, which I’m sure my blog will not be a blip in. But I like to vent and this is my method… blarticling, a combination of blog, article and just plain old blahhh… due to the content and educational substance in it, or lack thereof. It also allows me to put my point of view out there, just in case, when the aliens get here and enslave us, they ask me what were my point of views on certain subjects. Of course I’m talking Martians not illegal aliens, I’m not crazy. It isn’t massive in the same way that a bodega isn’t massive compared to Walmart and if you say what bodega, or maybe you’re saying “what is a bodega”, then I say exactly. Now that I thoroughly confused you, I’m talking about mass media, i.e. Internet, television, radio, newspapers and magazines, ha, I just got that off of the picture. Mass media creating mass hysteria. To think about how important of a factor mass media is you have to travel way back in time, to 2015… wait that doesn’t sound right… let me check the internet.. ahhh, 1215, June 15th, 1215 to be exact. What happened that day, the signing of the Magna Carta, what is a Magna Carta you ask, and you might be, I had to, it’s a document guaranteeing English political liberties that was drafted at Runnymede, a meadow by the River Thames, and signed by King John on June 15, 1215, under pressure from his rebellious barons, or that is what we’re told. Now, why would mass media have anything to do with the signing of the Magna Carta, a legal document that is the basis for our constitutional foundation, because it wasn’t the Barons (just people with money back then) or the land owners or the King that wanted that document, it was the people, what the nobleman (Barons) called the peasants. It was also the French that brought the Magna Carta into fruition, how you might wonder or you may not and just want me to get to the point, the French attacked England and they, the people, told the noble numbnuts that they weren’t going to fight unless they hashed out some details. Those details are all in the Magna Carta but the land owners and Barons, who controlled the printing presses (invented 200 years later), wrote, in mass media, that it was their idea. They had the least to do with it. Do you think that these rich people all of a sudden had a change a heart and said, man I really want to pay these people a proper wage and I want to live less rich or also known as poorer or do you think that they wanted, all of a sudden, to give the right to the people to bring them to court for anything, no. The deal was struck by, what we’ll call the first organized union (United farmers and peasants of England) and the King, the nobles opposed it until they realized that the first strike was happening and they were about to lose everything. Even though, through mass media (see how its in bold, its important), in history, and because they controlled all the printing presses and the King just said fuck it, write what you want, it was these fucking losers that came out looking like the saviors of England and the creators of the greatest legal document in history, not the sheep herders, pig farmers, cow milkers, ranch hands and merchant navy workers, you know, that people that actually fought. Mass media flipped the script. People and King bad, Barons and land owners good, I think was the headline. Some historians might disagree, but wtf do they know, they weren’t there, they just know what they read. And who wrote it…

I’m not telling you not to read newspapers or watch TV, I’m just suggesting that everything that you read might not be exactly true. Mass media is an important weapon against tyranny but even they have some biases. All media nowadays have an attached label. Those labels are liberal and conservative, just like the old days. They go mass hysteria on certain subjects that favors their particular interest and go soft on what doesn’t. Media is important but its more important to be truthful, which very few are.

My favorite mass media, movies. Since the Depp v Heard case, I didn’t watch it and it really shouldn’t have been televised, it seems that they are getting a lot of criticism. I’m not saying that the actors are a reliable source for politics but movies have a simple message, and its that good should triumph over evil. That is the message that is sent. It doesn’t inform me on current affairs, I get a lot of skewed views from every other mass media so I don’t want it from them. It doesn’t tell me that I need to donate to rich people, I get that at church and in emails when an election is about to happen. It just has a simple message, good should triumph over bad. The problem is deciding who is good and who is bad. But that’s something I can figure out on my own. This isn’t to say that the actors are good or bad people, I don’t know them so I don’t know but the mass media message is preferable over stories I read on actual news outlets. Hollywood has somewhat of an important job. Imagine if every movie was about one particular race being better than another, like it was in Hi Hitler’s regime. That would be demoralizing. They all said Hi Hitler and that lousy motherfucker never said hi back. What a prick. A simple acknowledgement would have been nice. Hi or hail? What were they saying to him?

Anyway, mass media, if they choose sides can be a problem. For instance, not one media outlet has ever been truthful about how those mass shootings really occurred, a “thumbs down” for them but everyone knows. That creates mass hysteria. You have to be careful when there’s only good stories and nothing negative about anyone or groups of anyones and vice versa. That goes for all things run by people. That isn’t realistic. We’re all human therefore we all make human mistakes. That’s Police, Federal or State, politicians, corporations, everything.

Now my favorite places to get the news are places where debates can be had. The Daily Show was excellent for that. John Oliver, though he does lean one way, he does make logical and common sense arguments at times. And Bill Maher, even though, sometimes, I would like to see more opposing views on his show. I like content that makes me think, even if I always don’t agree.

ELON….

For a immensely smart guy, he made one mistake… he let his intentions about how he was leaning politically be known way to soon. Politics is very tricky to navigate. They, the politicians, are very paranoid, thin skinned and most lack a sense of humor….. (most lack a sense of humor, the ones that don’t usually are outliers, not to be mistaken for lying out loud, and they are usually considered the best Presidents we had, i.e. Lincoln, heard he was a real hoot, Clinton, Obama, both Roosevelts and Ike. They didn’t necessarily have to be George Carlin, just watched his biopic on HBO, would not have made a great President but he knew that, that’s what made him great, but they could take a joke, while some could deliver them) given that our current political system resembles something like Ukraine, a battlefield, then a consortium for compromise ……so, imagine my surprise, when the most influential man in America voices his opinion on politics, this early. Now, I’m not passing judgement on their morality, the politicians, just on how politics and its political warfare that coincides with reputation ruining repudiation, if you piss off the wrong people, can get under your skin. (That’s a shitload of commas, more to come)

It took no time whatsoever to try and reduce how influential Elon is (he should think about going to the one name like Prince and Madonna and … is it Ye). Politics is extremely divisive….. The story that leaked seems and feels like a lot of bullshit, $250K from a multibillionaire… something is not right about that. I read the story and it’s kinda funny because I always get my massages with my underwear on and they ask me to take them off, could be because those brown stains that came with the underwear. I don’t know. That timing of the leaked story is a doozy. When Elon, or EF Musk or maybe Elon Hutton, you get it, speaks… people listen, not his fault, but with great twitter accounts comes great responsibility, who knows why. It shouldn’t be but it is and, well, this is where we’re at now in history.

Reputations are a lot like my stained underwear, that’s it…no clever quote behind it. Alright, maybe I should finish it, no one person’s is clean. And here’s a quote from another smart guy, lol, driving these atheists crazy, let that one person who has never had a stained underwear throw out the first stone. Something like that. In other words, and back to what I think of Elon’s situation, maybe it’s true but I’ll bet my last clean pair of fruit of looms that it ain’t, at least not the way they’re portraying it.

SHARED NEWS: MIKE TYSON PUNCHES MAN ON FLIGHT

Reports of former Heavyweight champion getting into an altercation on a flight have gone viral. With the video attached to the disruption, it didn’t look pretty. After watching the video, I did notice a couple of things. The person filming the video seems to be egging his drunk friend on. The intoxicated guy was being a little belligerent according to on lookers. There was mention of money on the recording. And the video cuts out and comes back, being careful not to show too much of the drunk person’s behavior. Finally, the person filming ends with a quote saying all he wanted was an autograph, most likely meaning that the intoxicated individual was not leaving Tyson alone when asked. It looks like an attempt to entice a person of wealth into a confrontation for an eventual payout. Lucky for that guy that Tyson was a boxer and not some crazy guy. Most people make a big deal about people that are trained in boxing and MMA. The fact is that the more dangerous people are the drunk guys that don’t know how to fight because they start throwing objects and start using more deadlier items. Tyson punched the guy and by all accounts it seems like it might have been self defense, but he only used his hands and not in a lethal way. It’s people that use weapons like knives and guns because they won’t use their fists when necessary that create the bigger problem.

IMO: ANYONE IN THE COUNTRY IN 1992 THAT HAS BECOME A CITIZEN CAN BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

LOL… this is hilarious. Legally, anyone in the country in 1992, as long as they were a citizen, can be President. Being born here would not matter.

Let us look at what the article says….

 Article II, Section 1 clause 5 declares:

“No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”

The last time that the constitution was amended and adopted by all the states was in 1992. With no time limit on ratification, the Twenty-seventh Amendment was ratified in May 7, 1992, when Michigan approved it. This, effectively, it could be affectively… who knows… places the time for article 2 section 1 as 5/07/1992. While that is the literal translation of the law and, let us be honest, it really wouldn’t affect many people that are willing to run for President, it does create that loophole. So, if you were a resident of this country in 1992, you did have to be a citizen but not a natural born citizen, and you wanted to run for President, you could, that is until the Supreme Court tells you that you can’t.

So funny… Legally, Arnold could have run for President… that’s Schwarzenegger not Palmer.

Of course this is my opinion and I still eat cereal with a fork, it’s funner that way. But, if you add amendments to a document than that document wasn’t finalized, or you wouldn’t have to add those amendments. And every time you add one, you have to then say…ok, this is the final version and we adopt it as our constitution. LOL… monkey wrenches all over the place.

The founding fathers didn’t put a date as to the adoption of the constitution and maybe they did that on purpose, had they said the adoption of this constitution on so and so date, then that would be different, but they didn’t and I think they didn’t on purpose.

HAPPY EASTER

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter… I might think you are sick bastards but I’m pretty sure the lord…. also thinks so, but he is a lot more understanding and forgiving…. So Happy Easter and I hope not to see some of you in the afterlife, I’m not equipped for that much heat… you know who you are.

IMO: MENTAL DISEASE v. CRIMINAL CHARGES

There was a comment made that sexual assaults on adults and children was the affliction of a mental disorder. I completely disagree. I feel that any sexual assault is a criminal matter, especially on children, and all sexual assaults of a vile nature is the only reason why the death penalty should remain in place. It seems that some people feel that a sexual assault can be cured by an aspirin and some head shrinking… I think that sexual assaults derive from a person’s lack of caring about anyone else but themselves, like most crimes. Lack of empathy coupled with a ton of narcissism and a craving for power and the mindset that they want complete control and that they like to humiliate other people, which lets them get the release they want.

The question is if, the ones that do the vile assaults, like on any minor or on any person that is facing harsh legal trouble, that if these people know right from wrong, which they do, and if so, they should be tried, sentenced, then put to sleep, the deep sleep, the sayonara slumber, the permanent perpetuity. No cop outs, no bullshit.

And it’s my opinion that anyone that calls sexual assaults a mental disease is looking for an easy out.