Closing Thought–16Jul19

Clueless lead by the clueless!

And yet they have a following….WHY?

I have now heard it all (for now I am sure more stupid will fall from their mouths)…..

In a strange opinion segment this morning, the hosts of Fox & Friends spent several minutes discussing the controversy of Disney’s casting decision in the new The Little Mermaid film. The titular character will be played by a black actress, and much of Fox News’ TV personalities have taken offense for some reason.

“Everyone knows mermaids are white,” explained Steve Doocy. “Of course they’re white. They may be mythical creatures adapted into fictional characters and storylines, but it was a white Scandinavian guy who wrote the book this specific Disney story is based off of. That means the mermaid character has to be white, forever. Now if a black or Chinese person had written The Little Mermaid, we’d have a different conversation.”

“I’d still argue the mermaid should be white, though,” explained co-host Brian Kilmeade. “Because America is a white nation, and even if The Little Mermaid had been written and animated in an African hut, the Orient, or by some bearded aboriginal in Australia, we should be allowed to airbrush the mermaid or something. It’s just a bigger inconvenience for me to have to see a black mermaid than for a black person to have to see a white mermaid because this is America. Now if the mermaid was a slave or a housemaid or something in this new Disney movie, then I could understand the mermaid being black, but—“

Chest thumping LIES as usual….I expect no less from FOX news….if there is an outlet that can be said to be “fake news” then look NO further than FOX.

Every day the movie “Idiocracy” becomes more like reality and not a work of fiction.

“Lego Ergo Scribo”

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I Miss Those Days

****Warning Strong Opinion To Follow****

Deja vu all over again!

I have not heard a rant like this for decades.

Lindsay Graham has proved what a clueless, out of touched, ignorant douche bag he truly is.

We all know about the rant that that racist prick in the Whiten House has been spewing about a couple of Comgresswomen……now Graham the good little lap dog he has become has shown his age in stupid remarks……

“Well, we all know that (New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) and this crowd are a bunch of communists, they hate Israel, they hate our own country,” Graham said during an appearance on “Fox and Friends.” “They’re calling the guards along our border, the border patrol agents, ‘concentration camp guards.’ They accuse people who support Israel of doing it for the Benjamins. They’re anti-Semitic. They’re anti-America.”

Graham added that if the group of lawmakers are made “the face of the future” of their party, “You will destroy the Democratic Party.”  (Would that be the same as the destruction of the GOP that Graham and his ilk are doing?)

(CNN)

Hahahaha!  This shows just how far out of touch what is left of the GOP truly is…….this is all these stupid lumps of manure have is to insult and lie…..a typical day for the GOP.

Does my old radical heart good to hear that type attack once again…..Thanx Lindsay for showing that nothing has changed in the GOP over the decades.

When a party has NOTHING to offer the voter then they resort to lies and bullshit….and what works for OLD FARTS is the “S” word……

I keep hearing a lot about “socialism” these days, mainly from Donald Trump and Fox News, trying to scare Americans about initiatives like Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, universal child care, free public higher education, and higher taxes on the super-wealthy to pay for these. 

Well, I’m here to ask you to ignore the scaremongering.

First, these initiatives are overwhelmingly supported by most Americans.

Second, for the last 85 years, conservative Republicans have been yelling “socialism” at every initiative designed to help most Americans.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/06/10/same-old-scare-tactic-about-socialism

THen there is the assholes in the media that are condemning the words by Graham yet they use the same sort of rhetoric when interviewing progressives.

God I have missed the “Love it or leave it” crowd…..the ignorance of that statement shows the ignorance of the supporters of the GOP….worthless lumps of manure.

Cowards LIE!  The GOP lies!  Ergo GOP are cowards!  It is that simple!

****Exit from strong opinion here****

“Lego Ergo Scribo”

“Electability”–The Lie That Keeps On Giving

Do you watch the news? If so, how many times have you heard the term “electability” when reporting on the candidates for the 2020 cycle?

Between polls and electability the lies just keep giving for the MSM…..these are tools used to force certain candidates on the voting public…..the DNC is helping this deception by trying to limit the candidates the public has to choose from for their vote.

I like pundits that pretend to care about the process of voting…like Morning Joe on MSNBC he states….” it is not whether you are too liberal or conservative but rather that you have a message”…..what crap!

When Dems do have a message then they are attacked by the pundits as “socialist”…all the while they promote the useless candidates that have NO message other than being a Centrist with no plans and no guts…..

The myth of “electability” is horse manure!

Let’s be honest……the con of electability is nothing more than fanciful pundit thinking…..shows their prejudices….not a true look at reality.

Let’s look at the phenom of “electability”…..

When Ayanna Pressley was first elected to the Boston City Council in 2009, she wasn’t the image of an “electable” candidate. In the 100 years of the Boston City Council, there had never been a woman of color.

Fast forward eight years, and “electability” in Boston looked pretty different. In 2017, six of the 13 councilors elected were women of color, and the Council is more willing to defy the mayor and push for progressive policies. It’s possible that, come 2020, the Council will be majority female and majority people of color.

Pressley won’t be there, though. She’s now in Congress.

In 2018, when Pressley ran against 20-year incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano in Massachusetts’s 7th District, insiders didn’t think she had much of a chance. An informal poll of more than 50 local political insiders by WGBH found 81% expected a Capuano victory. Indeed, polling a month before the election showed that she was largely unknown to voters, lagging by 13 points. But Pressley won by 17.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/06/13/electability-astrology-pundits

There is one thing that all these pundits seem to overlook…..the “Center” that they are most concerned about is more progressive than they want to believe…..

Donald Trump, Fox News, and Republicans in Congress label proposals they disagree with “fringe,” “radical,” or “socialist.” Well, let’s see where the American people actually stand:

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/06/22/surprise-center-us-politics-very-progressive

Maybe it is time for the Democratic Party to grow a spine and stop running from radicalism…..they want progress then radical ideas will give the nation that change and progress they have been promised for years.

Be Smart!

Learn Stuff!

VOTE!

“Lego Ergo Scribo”

This Is How Damn Lies Get Started

Most boasts are usually lies and some of the better ones come from the resident in the White House……” what you have now, so great looking and smart, a true Stable Genius!”  Trump starting a new Twitter thread in which he criticized the mainstream media and his 2020 Democratic rivals while praising himself as a handsome “genius.”  Never trust a person who tells you just how smart or beautiful they are…a true smart person does not need to tell you they are so.

Lies go on and on……

We are bombarded daily by the prez and his attacks on the media as being fake news and an enemy to the people…..most of the media is in the pocket of corporate America and does not actually tell the truth all that often…..but this op-ed is a stretch of truth…

In the June 26-27 debates, the candidates were barely bothered with national security or foreign policy matters because the moderators asked a scant few questions about them. On illegal immigration, a huge national security problem, the candidates made it clear that they are all for open borders. That is one of their most extreme positions.

On the first debate night, one moderator asked if the candidates would rejoin the 2015 nuclear weapons deal with Iran to which former President Obama agreed. Nine of the 10 — the exception being Sen. Cory Booker — said they would. Many said the deal was imperfect and they would try to renegotiate it, but none said that successful renegotiation was a predicate to rejoining. That is a radical position entirely contrary to our national security.

 
As FOX is the voice of Trump on the tube the Wa T is in print……it is an op-ed and is packed full of bullsh*t, lies and fear mongering manure.
 
Read it!  If you believe any of the observations then we will know who you will vote for in 2020….ignorance over reality.
 
“Lego Ergo Scribo”

Space Law–Part 2

I am a student of international relations….of laws and diplomacy……but could I expand that into the regions we call “Outer Space”?

Our president has proposed a new branch of our military, a Space Force…….personally I do not think it is a good idea from a monetary point but could there be other reasons just as valid?

I wrote about what I thought about this idea from a legal point of view……https://lobotero.com/2019/04/12/space-law/

Scientists have considered setting parts of space as “wilderness”..this would preclude the encroachment of humans into the regions of the unknown….

The resources of the solar system only seem infinite. They’re not, say scientists who have proposed declaring more than 85% of the solar system “space wilderness,” safe from human development. The primary goal, the Guardian reports, is to keep us from using up all the resources within our reach. That runs counter to mining companies’ argument that taking minerals from other planets would preserve Earth’s environment, per the BBC. “Once you’ve exploited the solar system, there’s nowhere left to go,” said Martin Elvis, a senior astrophysicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Massachusetts. Elvis and British philosopher Tony Milligan say that opening one-eighth of the solar system to mining is less restrictive than it sounds; one-eighth of the asteroid belt’s iron could supply Earth for centuries, their report estimates.

Space mining companies have their sights set on iron and precious metals in asteroids, as well as minerals and water on the moon, per the Guardian. The European Space Agency is planning a village on the moon. Deciding which areas to protect is difficult, Elvis and Milligan write in Acta Astronautica, which is among the practical and ethical issues that they point out would have to be settled. Mining missions could begin within 10 years, Elvis says. “Once it starts and somebody makes an enormous profit, there will be the equivalent of a gold rush,” he says. “We need to take it seriously.”

There has been interests shown in mining in space in one form or another…..https://lobotero.com/2013/02/02/mining-a-new-frontier/

The World Economic Forum sees a problem with a space “gold rush”……

The US president, Donald Trump, has stuck to his plan to send humans back to the moon in the next five years, recently giving the project a US$1.6 billion shot in the arm. Whether he succeeds or not, the first successful landing on the lunar far side by China, the European Space Agency’s recent “lunar village” concept and a myriad of private companies all gearing up for commercial human spaceflight indicate that a human return to the moon may be about to begin in earnest.

But is it a good idea? A new study suggests that, to avoid material exhaustion of the solar system, humans ought to limit ourselves to developing just one-eighth of the available resources. As we may be witnessing the start of a new lunar gold rush of sorts, this new proposal may be put to the test sooner than we think – and the moon will serve as an early test bed.

There is a treaty for space…it may be little known but it is still in place….let me help you grasp this…..

The Outer Space Treaty was considered by the Legal Subcommittee in 1966 and agreement was reached in the General Assembly in the same year ( resolution 2222 (XXI)). The Treaty was largely based on the Declaration of Legal Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, which had been adopted by the General Assembly in its resolution 1962 (XVIII) in 1963, but added a few new provisions. The Treaty was opened for signature by the three depository Governments (the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States of America) in January 1967, and it entered into force in October 1967. The Outer Space Treaty provides the basic framework on international space law, including the following principles:

  • the exploration and use of outer space shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interests of all countries and shall be the province of all mankind;
  • outer space shall be free for exploration and use by all States;
  • outer space is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means;
  • States shall not place nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction in orbit or on celestial bodies or station them in outer space in any other manner;
  • the Moon and other celestial bodies shall be used exclusively for peaceful purposes;
  • astronauts shall be regarded as the envoys of mankind;
  • States shall be responsible for national space activities whether carried out by governmental or non-governmental entities;
  • States shall be liable for damage caused by their space objects; and
  • States shall avoid harmful contamination of space and celestial bodies.

But this could be a moot point sense Trump has backed out of every treaty the US has signed (an overstatement but you get the point)

Space is NOT a domain exclusively for the US and his new Space Force.  Time for this treaty to see the light of day yet again…..or for the world to design and sign a new one.