IMO: GREAT TIME TO BE AN AMERICAN

So proud of how this administration has handled the Ukraine situation. They have stepped up and, short of going knuckles up themselves, have supported and dared a bully to take them on while levying some strong sanctions and supporting Ukraine with military aid. All the while working with the European Union and not trying to overshadow them. I think it was handled really well to date and hopefully it has the intended results it is trying to achieve. At least I can be in awe of how this country can step up when it needs to.

I always said that a common foe was needed to bring (almost) everyone together, I always thought it was going to be an attack from Mars, well, who knows, maybe Putin is a martian. Still have those detractors though. LOL, I have a feeling they would be on the martians’ side if Mars did attack.

This whole thing is crazy, it should be a perfect time to come together as a nation and find common ground, so imagine my dismay when the one party that is staunchly anti-communism, staunchly anti-socialism, since the days of “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down that wall” Ronald Reagan, starts to take the side of the “President” of Russia and tries to make him some kind of folklore hero that is carrying out some kind of justice, to be fair though, it’s only a select few and not the majority. This is how far the division in our politics has sunk. I have said it before, that these political opponents, with their cancel culture of each other and their ever expanding hatred of each other, will ruin this country over petty shit that can be resolved over a few beers. No one should take the side of a bully over attacking a smaller country that is attacked because they are simply weaker or smaller. This a bad omen. Hopefully we can snap out of it. I am glad to see that some people like Romney and Cheney are trying to help the party keep focus. The old adage of the enemy of my enemy comes to mind, who knew that some people would pick Russia over their own citizens as the lesser enemy. BTW, the guy that said that was taken out by the enemy he supported. A little history reminder.

WORD OF THE DAY

Zelenskyy

Slang term

Meaning: One hell of an impressive leader; A politician that fights for his constituents

Notable quotes:

“The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride,” Zelensky after being asked if he wanted to be evacuated by the U.S.

Sentence:

I’m voting for that person, they’re a Zelenskyy

mannysblog opinion;

This former comedian turned Ukranian President is no joke.

Notable mentions:

Wladamir Klitschko – Former Heavyweight champion and all around nice guy when he’s not knocking you out, volunteers to take up arms to defend his country

Vitali Klitschko – Former Heavyweight champion and all around nice… you get it … volunteers to take up arms to defend the city he is Mayor of…

All the Ukranian people – Showing why freedom is important by trying to make it grow with the blood of their opposition (hopefully)

WORD OF THE DAY

Primadonna

Literal definition:

pri·ma don·na

/ˌprēmə ˈdänə/

noun

noun: primadonna

  1. the chief female singer in an opera or opera company. Similar: leading soprano leading lady diva star protagonist heroine principal singer female lead songbird
    • a very temperamental person with an inflated view of their own talent or importance. modifier noun: prima-donna “the prima-donna behavior of some of the stars”

mannysblog opinion:

While ego is essential at times and has had its part in history, the vanity of oneself is obstructive if you don’t know how to control it… your ego.

Notable phrases of a primadonna:

“we can do whatever we want”

“Laws are meant for you not me”

Some examples of primadonna’s:

Gentile, Mussolini, Hitler and anyone that forces themselves on a woman due to her legal trouble and isn’t worried about going to prison. Stop trying to justify your behavior…

WORD OF THE DAY

Disclaimer: mannysblog does not promote fascism but intends to educate it’s own blog and the few people that read it. mannysblog believes fascism is wrong and has no place in a civil society… if we can ever find one.

Fascism

Literal Definition:

1. often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.

Naotable Fascists:

Giovanni Gentile – called the father of fascism was an Italian philosopher and proof that any asshole can be called a philosopher

Benito Mussolini – Former Italian prime minister and angry midget. Later shot by someone that was unhappy with his unhospitable hospitality.

Adolph Hitler – Former German Chancellor turned Furher…. no…fuerhur… that’s not right… fewer…. there. Fewer when he decided to commit suicide when he found out that he wasn’t sporting a mustache but a furry skirt for his nose.

mannysblog opinion:

Fascism is wrong and obviously being called a fascist is an insult. So when you say it… make sure you’re not in front of a mirror.

FACT OF THE DAY

“Race” is usually associated with biology and linked with physical characteristics such as skin color or hair texture. “Ethnicity” is linked with cultural expression and identification. However, both are social constructs used to categorize and characterize seemingly distinct populations.

His·pan·ic

/hiˈspanik/

adjective

  1. relating to Spain or to Spanish-speaking countries, especially those of Latin America.

noun

  1. a Spanish-speaking person living in the US, especially one of Latin American descent.

Federal policy defines “Hispanic” not as a race, but as an ethnicity. And it prescribes that Hispanics can in fact be of any race.

Definitions for Racial and Ethnic Categories

  • American Indian or Alaska Native. …
  • Asian. …
  • Black or African American. …
  • Hispanic or Latino. …
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. …
  • White.

(I really searched but could not find human as a race…. We are going to have to wait for those aliens to invade… ehhh foreign visitors…. wait….. races from another planet…. to be one race.)

IMO: THE HIJACKING OF WORDS

It’s funny…right… laugh with me. hahhaahahaa hardy har har. What’s so funny, how some words can all of a sudden become a culture or a movement. The best example of today is “woke”. A slang term that someone invented that simply means be aware… be aware of the truth… don’t get hustled or taken. Now, that word spurned a movement. That word started something… but it wasn’t the word that did it, it was someone that used the popularity of that word for their own measures. For better or worse, the word woke isn’t bad… another way of saying it is “Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes” That’s right… I know… shit is that greek or latin… well I know google… it roughly translates to “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts”, and it is a Latin phrase from Aeneid, a Latin epic poem written by Virgil. … In modern English, it is used as a proverb to warn against trusting an enemy or adversary, even when they appear to be making an enticing offer. Woke. When it wasn’t a movement to cancel people or attached to bullshit… it was a an epic poem by modern day slangsters, a one word poem, snap your fingers with me. Now that is used to influence people in what might be dubious ways or attached to silly, not meaning blessed with worthiness, situations, it has lost its luster and its panache. People always screw shit up. In my opinion, the hijacking of these words is due to greed, not really caring about the altruistic definitions of influential words, and just using it to line your pockets. That’s why my blog is free, that and because no normal person would pay to read it, but mainly that altruism thing. Lol… I am serious.

WORD OF THE DAY….

Literal definition:

kar·ma

/ˈkärmə/

noun

  1. (in Hinduism and Buddhism) the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.
    • INFORMAL destiny or fate, following as effect from cause

(From livescience.com) What is the real meaning of karma?

action

Karma, a Sanskrit word that roughly translates to “action,” is a core concept in some Eastern religions, including Hinduism and Buddhism. … With karma, like causes produce like effects; that is, a good deed will lead to a future beneficial effect, while a bad deed will lead to a future harmful effect.

a synonym for karma… kismet

mannysblog opinion

People over analyze the word and use it inappropriately… I certainly most likely have. In the end it is just a word with a definition, not a religion…. and a likely pseudonym of a stripper.

I got the inspiration from a political comedy show and funny mfer… Bill Mahr. I always said that comedians, the good ones, are the best philosophers, they make you think while they make you laugh.

If you are thinking that karma has a place in religion, I think so, but not the way we think about it. Not in personal terms. God doesn’t only love one person and gets karma for that person. Its probably in a more grand scale, like climate change. Treat the earth like shit and karma has its role. The bible says, hahahaha, this would drive Bill Mahr crazy, that you divide your farm into seven plots and you sow from six of them while you let one rest and heal itself. The next harvest you let another heal itself, while you use the other six. This has been scientifically proven to be right, but people don’t do that, they just use all the land and don’t allow for the earth to repair itself. It basically says treat the earth kindly, but we don’t and now we have this. I can see mushroom clouds on top of people’s heads right now quoting religion to defend climate change policies.

See if I can give an example. A dip shit robs a bank, he gets caught and goes to jail. That is karma…also can be called justice, among other things. A wall street guy allows for shitty mortgages and he gets rich… that’s called fucked up.

Like every other word, the definition of karma changes over time when people use it wrong and no one corrects them. Here are some examples….

  • Silly. Original meaning: Blessed with worthiness….. not anymore
  • Flux. Original meaning: Diarrhoea or dysentry…. ha… not even close
  • Fudge. Original meaning: Lies and nonsense…. Well, some people do eat both up without hesitation
  • Leech. Original meaning: A doctor or healer…. Now, it’s the guy from the rich and famous
  • Stripe. Original meaning: A mark on the skin from a lash…. how definitions change. The more stripes you get in the military is now a good thing. Not back then.