THE ABSURD TIMES — STILL

Ape Call Sound

Posted in Uncategorized by @honestcharlie on September 23, 2019

One of you actually dug this up, so you all get to suffer. 🙂
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdvM0DdRVMA

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Ape Call

Posted in Uncategorized by @honestcharlie on September 23, 2019

Anyone Remember this?

Back in history before time began
All the real cool cats had a solid plan
When they dug a nervous chick they all, to a man, went
Aaaaah – eee – yaaah!
Ape call, doodly – ah – bah
You wanna be cool man? Go ape!
The almighty Joe swingin through the trees
Was the king of everything that roosted in the leaves
But when he saw a girl ape, a-hangin in the breeze, he went
Aaaaah – eee – yaaah!
Ape call, doodly – ah – bah
You like to be hip boy? Go ape!
A big dinosaur was a long, tall lizard
He drift through the jungle like a slow blizzard
But when he got a double take at a lady lizard, he did
Aaaaah – eee – yaaah!
Ape call, doodly – ah – bah
You wanna be sharp cat? Go ape
A pterodactyl was a flyin fool
Just a… – I thought I’d break
In and tell you what a pterodactyl was. Well, it was sort of a stork
Lookin bat with sharp teeth that cruised around lookin for… say, we
Haven’t changed a bit, have we cats?
A pterodactyl was a flyin fool
Just a breeze flappin daddy of the old school
But a mama dactyl could sure make him drool
Aaaaah – eee – yaaah!
Ape call, doodly – ah – bah
Don’t be square Joe. Go ape!
Now old papa tiger was the boss of the Nile
Just a sport model cat with a solid style
He was old King Cool til a girl tiger smiled
Aaaaah – eee – yaaah!
Ape call, doodly – ah – bah
Bees warts daddio, go ape!
Adam was the first boy in the land
A big malaroony daddy with an iron hand
But when little Eva said, Hiya Man
Aaaaah – eee – yaaah!
Ape call, doodly – ah – bah
Don’t be a cube, rube. Go ape!
So remember to ape!
Call today… yeah!
Aaaaah – eee – yaaah!
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Jimmy Drake
Ape Call lyrics © Sony/ATV Milene Music

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ISSUES UP TO DATE

Posted in Uncategorized by @honestcharlie on September 22, 2019

HE ABSURD TIMES

Issues

It seems that there is so much babble about not being “Socialist,” that it is time to remember what Capitalist means. Has no one heard? Stalin is dead?

What’s New

by

Czar Donic

Well, now, we actually are coming to an election season, only 14 months before the election. What progress and how time flies by when you are affected by severe cognitive dissonance.

I imagine a good place to start would be with the last Democratic Party Debate held on ABC on the 12th of April. One point was not sufficiently explored and I suggest it be explored here. Elizabeth Warren mentioned that she was able to enroll at the University of Texas at Houston and that the tuition at the time was $50/semester. That naturally drew quite a response, but there was little discussion about the matter. At that time, tuition at State Universities nationwide were in line with that sort of charge. The reason was that the legislature thought highly of higher education and the administration of JKF and even subsequently LBJ continued that sort of reverence or acclaim. Over the years, subsidies for Universities steadily declined to the point where now it is such a burned to go even to an in-state University without carrying an onerous burden of loan debt of at least 5 figures and even 6. That means a debt of anywhere from $30,000 to several hundreds of thousands of dollars and the debt can be garnished even from such sacred trusts as Social Security. Now how did this happen?

Quite obviously, it was a tone of disregard for education. Nobody in power liked it as an educated electorate is quite likely to vote for changes that are in their own interest. An uneducated public can be easily persuaded to vote against their own interest by telling them that someone else, be they women, people of color, people who speak a different language, and so on. In that way, the wealthy forces are about to gain even more power. They can even be persuaded to dislike education and thus enable governments not to subsidize education and, instead, spend they money on other interests.

HEALTH CARE

The last figures I heard were to the effect that the overhead for private insurance is 26% and Medicare 3%. You can easily how that 26% is spent. Those who fought for better health care at their place of work should realize that they are at the mercy of their employer and that they can change to provider at any time, thus leaving you “out of network” for certain doctors and hospitals you frequent. In addition, you are subject to charges for “out-of-network” services when you do not even know you are in the hand of such a provider. Private insurance is a profit making industry and exists solely for that purpose.

Many union workers are reluctant to give up their hard fought health plans. We notice that recently, because of a strike, General Moters cancelled the health insurance for all of its workers. Where do they go now?

SOCIALISM

The term is nw being used to scare off voters who would favor progressive candidates.

To give an idea of how absurd it can get, and how gullible the electorate can be, during the last Democratic debate many stations ran an add that featured an oriental woman talking about the evils of socialism and invoking Pol Pot as an example! It is difficult to even dignify this this, but they then burned a photo of AOC to drive the point how. Obviously, then, saying that healthcare for all is socialism and thus like Pol Pot! There are people out there who would take this seriously.

So, just to clarify: Pol Pot was a result of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger and has nothing to do with medicare for all. See, bat in the late 60s, early 70s, a Prince Sianook resisted Nixon secret “Peace Place” which constituted in an invasion of Cambodia to widen the war. The idiot they put in his place was soon overthrown by Pol Pot and we were then abliged to deal with them. I treated an ex-GI who had enormous drinking problems and well as severe PTSD. He did finally talk about it, despite his warning that both his life and mine would be in danger if he did. This was 40 years later. It seems he was sent in, was captured and tortured. The most painful thing he remembered was having his fingernails being pulled out. About a year later, he shot his own brains out.

This was hardly related to Medicare for All. However, we do have many examples of socialism here today. Traffic lights, for example. They are owned by the people in common and without them, many roads would become gridlocked. More accidents would happen. I and not put up my own traffic signal and charge people to go through in defiance of “free enterprise” and “copitalism”. The same would apply to health care.

GUNS

Personally, I don’t really care who has how many guns. If they want to shoot me, they may go ahead, but make sure the shot is lethal, please. However, a recent announcement on the Afghan war announced that 95 people die each day from violence. In the United States, 100 are shot each day with guns, or course. Just something to consider. It seems less likely, but not by much, that one is safer there than here.

The Climate

I rather think that it is too late and we have passed the point. We could have done something back in the 70s (which is one reason Nixon created the socialist Environmental Protection Agency so hated by Republicans today. However, there is no reason not to try to somehow slow down our rate of decline rather than hasten the age where nothing survives except cockroaches. We will have an organized movement (perhaps have already had it) and it has so much enthusiastic support as the millions who marched world-wide to prevent and invasion of Iraq.

Anti-Semitism

We are now seeing real anti-Semitism (finally) rather than shill protests in favor of Zionism. No longer does a criticism of Zionism seem to be a real problem so much as is “white” nationalism. Islamophobia fits in the same category, as does outright racism.

Health Crises

There is nothing the media likes better than a good scare story. For a long time, recently, the opiod crisis has been foremost. Having some expertixe and experience in treating such addictions, I can tell you that Oxycontin is a problem, but the others should be left out of it. Moreover, it is when such prescriptions are not available that some turn to Heroin which may be mixed with Fentenyl (a synthetic, mainly from China) that overdoses are most likely to happen.

However, that crisis seems to be daying down as “Vaping” is the new scourge. I do find it interesting to see the reports to see such billowing streams of smoke being exhaled when it was my understanding, and previous understanding, that the virtue of this product was to eliminate any signs of such smoke.

Latest

Just to bring things up to date, I have recently heard that the entire death toll in Afghanistan per day is 75, not 95, as previous information woulde have it. Also, these constant barking about witchhunts are strange indeed when there is no need to hunt for any witch – we can not exscape his Orangness.

Well, that’s it for awhile. I’m off on a serach for my sense of humor.

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ISSUES UP TO DATE

Posted in Uncategorized by @honestcharlie on September 22, 2019

Long story

Posted in Uncategorized by @honestcharlie on September 4, 2019

There is a long story that goes behind this, but I’ll just dent it along.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgTcOcOA6GM

Cone of Uncertainty

Posted in Uncategorized by @honestcharlie on September 2, 2019

THE ABSURD TIMES

It almost seems like old news now, but this is the orange man’s position on democracy as supplied by Latuff and MONDOWEISS.NET. Good sources both.

THE CONE OF UNCERTAINTY

BY

Czar Donic

[Ed. Note: One worthwhile that
has emerged from the last few
weeks during the last hurricane is the term “cone of
uncertainty".  Surely,
that describes our current situation
as to the degree of absurdity to come on any specific day, and
hence our
title.]

Hello. I’m Czar Donic and you’re not. I’ve been wanting to steal that construction for some time and now its mine.

These are the days for journalism noir. We’ve had it in film, novels, and so on, and now, given current events, journalism.

We can see the start with the inauraration of Trump. “The largest crowd ever to attend an inauguration,” and DON’T BELIEVE THE PHOTOGRAPHS AND TELEVISION COVERAGE!!! People are easily led astray by what they see and hear. We must learn not to listen of watch. Simply take their words for it. Even the person whose professional life was ruined by the lies he told in support later made fun of it on national television at, if we remember correctly, an Oscar presentation.

Almost everyone who has left this administration, according to Anthony Scaramucci, has described the place as insane to work in, in other words, a madhouse. In fact, we would do well from now on the simply use the term “Mad-house” rather than “White-house” in discussions and reports. The Mad-house today confirms that the President is the least racist person in the “whole world,” and also be confirmed as the “Greatest in History, including the President’s close friend Frederick Douglas.” The “Mooch,” recently, has been trying to organize some sort of movement to get rid of this great man and replace him with someone more sane, more typical of the republican party (sort of a contradiction in terms). At least, the “Mooch” came up with a quotable line in speaking about his only11 days working at the Mad-house “I thought I’d last longer than a milk carton.” But even Mike Pence is reported to have once thought of a journal called “Torts Illustrated,” so one line just doesn’t do much.

This is fairly recent: A friend of mine who is a fairly well-known Physicist once demonstrated and then told me “Damn, I had never thought I’d be marching in favor of facts one day!” (He never read much science fiction.) I remember seeing a woman marching hlding a sign that read “Deregulate my uterus.” There was no comment on this from the Mad-house. Yes, the term fits.

[We owe
this to Arthud C. Clarke: in
the ancient days, there was a famous rug maker called Ali
Hasan.  One day at
court, in front of the Calif
(king, leader, whatever), he farted.  He
left the court quickly to avoid being beheaded, packed his
rugs, and traveled
other countries.  He
prospered for many
decades.  Finally,
in his old age, he
wanted to visit Bagdad once more.  He
stopped at an inn where people were talking about the
latest scandals at court
amidst much laughter in which he shared. 
He felt he was quite safe now and relaxed.  After one extremely funny story, he asked
the teller when it
happened.  The
response was “I don’t
remember the exact year, but it was about 5 years after
Ali Hasan farted.”]
Well, the U.S. farted and other countries will never let us forget.

Keeping up with each new fart is simply silly these days. Recently, he decided to buy Greenland. There is a history behind Greenland going back to Erik the Red who “discovered” it, but why bother? As a matter of fact, who remembers the Greenland fiasco now? Disloyal Jews have voted for Democrats, so [draw your own conclusion here]. It is simply not worth it.

One of our readers responded to a reference we made that Thomas Jefferson once said that we needed a revolution every 20 years but that we were not going to try to look it up. Well, he did and here is the full quote as supplied:

“God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. … And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”

~ Thomas Jefferson

Hence, the “resistance” inspired by Daffy Don. Of course, a major problem is posed by Daffy’s supporters, who are the ones most likely to be dreaming of going out and shooting up some mass of people. Few, if any, consider carrying out such a movement against Daffy. It is often said that people get the sort of government they deserve; well, with Daffy, the Republican Party now is saddled by the sort of member it has had coming to it for years of abuse.

Ever heard from Sitting Bull?

The love of possessions is a disease in them. These people have made many rules that the rich may break, but the poor may not! They have a religion in which the poor worship, but the rich will not! They even take tithes from the poor and weak to support the rich and those who rule. They claim this mother of ours, the earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbor away. … If America had been twice the size it is, there still would not have been enough.

Sounds like Karl Marx? It certainly becomes more relevant today.

It is certainly a ticket to an asylum to try to keep up with the blithering, blathering Babbel that comes out of the Mad-House. I certainly expect his protoge Bolisinaro to keep burning down the Amazon forests as he encourages oil and other fossil exploration in Alaska. Why not?

Now, as the the Democrats: right now, we are very far away from there being any such thing as viable candidates. We are inundated with the results of polls constantly that determine the cast of debates to be shown of television. All very profitable media exercises. At present, three are pretty much tied as the leaders: Biden, Sanders, and Warren (listed in alphabetical order as that makes as much sense as any other). In political philosophies, Sanders and Warren are fairly close (although Bernie is still ahead of her on that) and together they comprise about 40% of the vote. Biden 20%, and the others combine to make up the rest.

A problem here arises from ignorance of the voters, or a significant portion of them. There are many who simply hate Sanders since he did not call himself a Democrat officially and who was a male who opposed the female in the last election, a corporate shill called Hillary Clinton. Many females saw this as an attack on their gender. Some Sanders supporters found the statement “Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a grandmother as President?” as ridiculous, and it was ridiculous. During her debate with Daffy Don, he hovered behind her and she did not react. At the time, most wished that she would turn and say “Get back to your box like a good little boy, or do you want a spanking?” (Cortez would have, certainly, and so would Tulsi Gabbard.) She said nothing.

It was clear that corporate forces worked very hard through the DNC to “rig” the nomination for her and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz would up taking the fall for that, but it was a concerted effort. Moreover, it still seems clear that Daffy Don did not expect to win, nor did he want to win. It was simply good marketing. However, that is what happened and is how we would up with him as “White Power” and other such racist groups supported him. (There is simply not enough time to explain why such right-wing corporate types like the Kock-Brothers (one now dead) are not that exhuberant about him.)

Oh, yes, Biden. It does look as if his lead and popularity within the party will fade as time goes by, but there is still a great deal of time left. No polls, especially those with about 5 or 6% (+or-) degree of error have any real significance today. Actually, the only one of them, especially female or otherwise, is Tulsi Gabbard, so they will keep her out of future debates by not taking any polls, even though with the degree of error she could have 8% support.

This is too silly to bother with, but why are the Democrats suddenly or recently against Russia and the Republicans defending it? That goes against the natural order of things. It doesn’t matter, though, nothing matters. Dorian, named after the novel by Oscar Wilde, will do whatever it takes to screw with Daffy Don of Orange. What else? Oh, yes, instead of fake news, why don’t we have fake tweets? Whatever he tweets is fake. He seems to sit of the toilet with constipation and tweet out insults at whomever until he gets relief. Maybe he won’t even complete his term by the time the election takes place. There will always be scandals at the Veteran’s hospitals and so on because once a person leaves the “service,” he/she becomes a human being again rather than government property and therefore a liability. I know because I worked with addicts at the VA for awhile and learned not only how they were treated, but also what they went through.

* * * * * * &&& * * * * * *

Well, after a break, I looked back at this thing and think it’s time to add a few things. For one thing, Dorian skipped Peurto Rico (part of the U.S., whether the orange man thinks so or not) and seems head for Trump properties. Perhaps there is some order in this universe after all.

Too much argument lately over Christianity and God. So far as I can tell, our belief in some infinite creator stems from our habit of noticing cause and effect. In other words, if something happened, something must have caused it. In fact, we have never known anything else. In ancient mythology, the earth was help up by Atlas. Well, what did Atlas stand on? Er, a giant turtle. Yeah, a turtle. Ok, what did the turtle stand on? And so forth. The best answer so far had been, sorry, but it’s turtles all the way down. (In other words, infinity.)

Well, the same problem happens with a first cause. What created the universe? In Physics, this is usually known as the “Big Bang”. Ok, what happened before that? Well, now is where it gets interesting. Einstein managed to get time considered a dimension somehow unified with the three usual dimensions. However, we have since learned that there are other dimensions as well. We need not name them (we really can not), but as we look backward into the original source of the big bang, we find that the gravity and time and the others become co-mingled to the degree that it is no longer sensible to separate them from one another. In fact, time no longer exists by itself as a dimension. (At least this is what Stephen Hawkings told us.) So, without time, cause and effect is meaningless so to even consider a cause of the universe or even the original particle or whatever is impossible since time is essential for cause and effect. Therefore, whether or not there is a God, or first cause, is meaningless. Does that help? No? Well, I don’t have it in me. You can use a search engine. :ook up “History of time,” or “string theory” and don’t worry if it’s Wikipedia (it gets bad press. Still, if you are still somewhat skeptical after all of that, the best recourse is to screw yourself.

Here is a religious tract one sent me recently:

My instinct was to make a sandwich, and play John Prine loudly.

I heard Allah and Buddha were singing at the Savior’s feast
And up the sky and Arabian rabbi
Fed Quaker oats to a priest
Pretty good, not bad, they can’t complain
Cause actually all them gods is just about the same
Pretty good, not bad, I can’t complain
Cause actually everything is just about the same“

Greta just landed in her yacht from Sweden (so chosen as to leave as little “greenhouse” effect behind). Not just carbon dioxide by also methane gas is dangerous. If you don’t believe it, well …. Let me tell you a story: In High School once I was making Nitro-Glycerin in Chemistry lab. (If you try it, don’t forget the hydrocloric acid to drain off the water.) Now, I know, teen age stuff, sure. But this ape next to me, Steve (long slavick name ending in ick) asks me what I’m doing and I tell him and say “Now, don’t mess with it.” Well, he decides to be a hero, grab the tube, and throw it out the window. Well, we were on the third floor and the window faced a brick courtyard. As the contents of the tube descended downwards, they seemed to pop like shots from a gun. The teacher got up on the desk and shouted, pointing at me. (I have no idea why he would think I would be responsible for something like that and I said “Well, he threw it out the window,” pointing to Steve. After that, the glycerin was locked up.

Now, why do I mention that? Well, if you fart, what you fart is combustible. Once, a friend of mine challenged me about it and I said ‘If you don’t believe me, next time you fart, hold a match to it.” He actually decided to challenge me on that. When asked about what happened, he confessed to the others “I nearly blew my ass off.” So, I guess that proves that we do have climate change.

Even Fox News now uses the term on occasion, and the Orangeman has now added it to the area of “fake news,” leaving nothing left as one is not supposed to believe what you see or read, either. I am afraid; we also are beset by fake tweets.

Well, finally, as it is now September: Two mass shootings in Texas, but rest easy. As of the first of September, you all in Texas can carry guns into your local church. That way, if someone wants to interrupt your prayer to Jesus, you can draw yer gun and shoot him down. Modern day smiting! Lots more in the Walmart, but they were Mexicans. Seven in Odessa. Yes, we have Odessa in the U.S. In Illinois we have Cairo and, I seem to remember, Damascus. Who needs the rest of the world?

Of course, when Orange Leader found out that his property was in peril, he sent Magic Mike (Pence) to Poland instead and stayed here to protect the twelve Trump loosing properties in Florida. Had to be here to sign the insurance claims. If you suffer from Trump fatigue, you are not alone. During that last hurricane he warned people in Alabama to shelter in place, so the Governor of Alabama had to get on the media and tell everyone that Dorian was not headed for Alabama.

Now, he says that if he is not re-elected, he will not leave. So, what we have to do (and I’m sure the Secret Service will co-operate on this one) is go in, lasso him, and drag him to New York. From there, he can be shipped to the other Odessa. Problem solved.

Now, I’ve already spent too much of my time and yours on this crap, so I’m sending it along. Also, send your thoughts and prayers to Texas, or anywhere else but here.

Crap, I forgot, all this gun violence is caused by video games and mental illness so rather than spend money on the mentally ill, we might as well keep electing them to Congress. Actually, I think any more time and thought on this subject will lead to madness, or, as Shakespeare put it, “That way madness lies.”

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Cone of Uncertainty

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DENMARK

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Palestine

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Palestine

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