Friday, December 8, 2017

The old fashioned war on Christmas revisited

All Christmas activities, including dancing, seasonal plays, games, singing carols, cheerful celebration and especially drinking were banned by the Puritan-dominated Parliament of England in 1644, with the Puritans of New England following suit.

Christmas was outlawed in Boston, and the Plymouth colony made celebrating Christmas a criminal offense, according to “Once Upon a Gospel”The Puritans of New England then passed a series of laws making any observance of Christmas illegal, thus banning Christmascelebrations for part of the 17th century. A Massachusetts law of 1659 punished offenders with a hefty five shilling fine.

In England, the ban on the holiday was lifted in 1660, when Charles II took over the throne. However, the Puritan presence remained in New England and Christmas did not become a legal holiday there until 1856. Even then, some schools continued to hold classes on December 25 until 1870.

The upper classes in ancient Rome celebrated Dec. 25 as the birthday of the sun god Mithra. The date fell right in the middle of Saturnalia, a monthlong holiday dedicated to food, drink, and revelry, and Pope Julius I is said to have chosen that day to celebrate Christ’s birth as a way of co-opting the pagan rituals. Beyond that, the Puritans considered it historically inaccurate to place the Messiah’s arrival on Dec. 25. They thought Jesus had been born sometime in September…

After the Civil War, America needed a lift.

Christmas Day was formally declared a federal holiday by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1870.

….the rest? Was…history.

Commercialism took its course.. Krampus came back en vogue.. and Santa Claus’ time traveling ways would not get him locked up in a slammer anymore.

All is right with the world.

So yes. INDEED. There WAS a war on Christmas. And Starbucks cups weren’t involved.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The apocalypse is now. Institutions destroyed across America

Yesterday before Savanah Guthrie even was able to finish her sentence that NBC executives suddenly and decisively fired MATT LAUER from the company, news outlets already were running blazing headlines.. Drudge's siren rolled out from the 1990s GIF graveyard.. People were able to commentate on Youtube live streams within seconds. Reactions on Twitter were ferociously pouring in.

The firing happened so quickly that there was an awkward moment when the story of Lauer's termination was posted right under a logo still showcasing Lauer's face..

We are saturated with media. We are surrounded by opinion.. we are disturbed by the constant zeal of citizen reporters giving us eye opening accounts in truth that was once held secret by a ruling class.

And we will never get over it.

To sum up what happened in just one day of news is almost impossible. 

Many women are now coming forward with accounts that Matt Lauer had sex with them, showed them his penis, had a button under his desk to lock the door, and may have done much worse. The allegations were so specific that NBC did not do the typical media suspension/investigation. Not at all..they fired on the spot, leaving the hosts of NBC's TODAY SHOW to only have seconds of time to react with class and expertise. 

IT did not end there. Garrison Keillor last his job at PBS, though on a scale of Lauer his actions (thus far) seemed to pale in comparison. He even used humor when addressing it. Keillor said that he tried to console a woman when his hand went up her dress. She got a lawyer. He lost his job. He wrote jokingly that he always wanted to be fired, but for something heroic instead of what occurred.

And it did not end there!

Almost immediately, the President reacted on Twitter. @RealDonaldTrump decided to weigh in on the Lauer situation, albeit only briefly. His big focus seemed to be another NBC media star making millions a year; JOE SCAROROUGH.  Trump Tweeted that executives of 'fake news' NBC should be fired.. and that Scarborough should be investigations for the 'unsolved mystery' in 2001.

Trump is referring to the death of then Congressman Scarborough's intern in his office. Lori Klaisutis was found dead with a head injury. An official report at that time said she had a heart condition, leading her to somehow fall and hit her head, only to die in her desk. The family disputed that, however, because she was an avid runner. Years later, NBC kicked off DAILY KOS' Marlo's Moulitas for bringing this issue up on the year. At that time, Michael Moore raised questions and even registered a domain name implying that Scarborough killed his intern..

Take a breather...

All of this in one day. One sole day.

This has been a whirlwind of a year. Allegations along with dynasties destroyed.. It would appear that ever since Donald Trump won the election in 2016, there has been a day of reckoning EVERY DAY in some regard.. some form of America has crumbled, at least the America that was built over the past few decades. Political families ruined.. Hollywood stars crumbling.. Journalistic institutions filled like cesspools of sultry sexual escapades. Nothing seems safe.
We already had a decade of Catholic church scandals ... But lately there has been an increase in priestly affairs, pun intended. People close to the Pope involved with human trafficking (check Wikileaks if you want proof) .. priests in Italy supposedly molesting children but still practicing sacrements.

The light of illumination is shining brightly on the scarred landscape of humanity as of late..

One particular subject matter that has yet to be fully vetted or talked about: Pedophila networks within government and Hollywood. Corey Feldman is going there. He has been publicly going there for years, but lately upped the ante with specific talk about how said awful things in Hollywood led to the drug addicted Corey Haim to kill himself.. 

In what now seems awful, Matt Lauer interviewed Feldman on the TODAY show a few weeks ago and was particularly rough on him about the topic, highly questioning the information and allegations presented. And now.. fast forwarding a few days and Matt Lauer's questions seem to look very different when compared with his own potentially awful actions towards co workers and colleagues.

This is the year of illumination. Revelations.
And yes, quite possibly, this is by definition an apocalypse year..By the truest sense of the definition. The great unveiling.

Everything is beginning to unveil, unravel...Upheavel sure to come. 

Locusts by Friday and end times on the weekends.

Sunday, November 26, 2017


Roy McClellan, 52, was killed Nov. 17 when he was hit by a car in Pahrump, about 60 miles west of Las Vegas. He was walking on the roadway when he got hit by a Chevrolet Camaro that fled the scene, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol..
McClellan and his wife survived the shooting Las Vegas shooting.. "I don't understand why he wasn't taken at the shooting, but a month later he was taken this way," McClellan's widow, Denise, told CNN affilliate KSNV. "I hope my husband found peace and he's safe now."

Robot citizen wants to start a family!

Friday, November 24, 2017


Not sure if people are buying anything.. but they are sure fighting about stuff..

But .. Will people shop til they drop or just search til they lurch..?

Scores dead in Egypt mosque attack.. After an explosion, gunmen were waiting outside and opened fire on fleeing worshipers

British scientists are developing an immune therapy based on blood cells from patients who have made “miracle” recoveries from the disease. They believe they have found a way to extract the cancer-killing immune cells from donor blood and then multiply them by the million.

Thursday, November 23, 2017


Somehow this year steamrolled right on through us as human beings. We're on in this Mandela Affected bizarre Stranger Things-ish world together .. Let's start acting like it..

BLACK FRIDAY prep.. BUT will people actually shop?

Russian president Putin puts nation's big businesses on war footing.. Vladimir Putin says all big Russian businesses should be ready for war production..

Representative Joe Barton says sorry over his nude photos online.. He actually should buy 300 million vomit bags for each time an American sees it..

YOUTUBE cracking down on videos that feature child exploitation.. "In the last week we terminated over 50 channels and have removed thousands of videos under these guidelines," YouTube said in a statement. All of the videos featured below were still up as of Tuesday evening...
Toy Freaks, for example, was a channel in which a single father uploaded clips in which he scared his daughters while bathing, or dressed them up as infants. The channel had 8 million subscribers before YouTube took it down last week.

An interstellar interloper is dashing through our solar system MORE: “This thing is an oddball,” said Karen Meech from the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy, leader of an international team studying ‘Oumuamua. “What we found was a rapidly rotating object, at least the size of a football field, that changed in brightness quite dramatically. This change in brightness hints that ‘Oumuamua could be more than 10 times longer than it is wide — something which has never been seen in our own solar system.”..

BY PLANE BY TRAIN BY AUTOMOBILE! America comes Home for Thanksgiving 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Gratitude of the season

I recently asked people, what are you thankful for. Like, really really thankful for. Minus out family. Minus out friends.. the typical answers include the norm.. I wanted the 'rest of the story'.. the deeper and more covert secrets that lurk behind the exterior face.

The responses I received were interesting..

One person wrote to me, "I am thankful for serving my country." Another simply said, "I am thankful to be sober and off drugs for 11 months." 

We are a people filled with varied personalities and multiple personalities sometimes as well. One man's molehill is another man's mountain. It's all perspective..

I respect anyone's opinion. Especially when they are honest about it, when they are true..

To be able to publicly comment about thankfulness of being drug free takes bravery and confidence. And frankly, thankfulness.

I personally am going to violate my own rule of commentary by saying this first: I am thankful for my friends and family. I am thankful to be a father and see my son grow and change daily. I am thankful for laughter. I am thankful to have a car that gets me to work. I am thankful to have the freedom to type away and have a website such as this.. 
I am thankful for fine coffee in the morning. Vegetables. I love pasta with garlic and olive oil. I am thankful that I have a phone that can listen to Clyde Lewis as I fall asleep at night and podcasts so I can listen to Jim Ross and Last Podcast on the Left. 

I am thankful I saw the second season of STRANGER THINGS. 
I am thankful for each laugh, tear, and emotion that my body feels.

But enough about me.. 
Back to you. Back to your internal secrets, deep down.. the eye ready to blink as you face forward with arms wide open: What are YOU really thankful for?