I wrote this story some time ago about my oldest child. Although my story relates to filial love rather than romantic love, I still thought it was suitable for Valentine’s Day, and because the T-shirt referred to in the story is a Ron Paul rEVOLution shirt, I couldn’t resist posting it! [this post is part (more…)
To make up for lost time, WSB is giving me a few extra shows…here is our schedule for the next few weeks: Sunday February 24, 12-2PM ET Saturday March 2, 3-6PM ET Sunday March 3, 12-2PM ET Saturday March 9, 5-6PM ET Sunday March 10, 12-2PM ET
From George W. Bush to Barack Obama to Donald Trump, we have seen candidate after candidate attest that we should not wade into the affairs of other countries only to argue as president why we must and then do it whether the argument compels or not.
In reviewing some old notes, I found in a May 2017 document a “What to Watch Out For” (#WTWOF) to myself:
Like everyone else who listens to any amount of mainstream media on a regular basis, I heard the story of the racist kids from Kentucky wearing Make America Great Again hats and taunting a tribal elder in DC at the Women’s March. I tuned it out as a psyop immediately for numerous reasons. With stories like this I am often reminded of the scene in The Mission where the cardinal, about to order devastation upon the Indians in Paraguay, is rightly troubled by what he is set to do. His aide tries to comfort him by saying, “The world is thus, Your Excellency.” The cardinal replies, “Thus have we made the world.” Reports of obnoxious and overtly racist kids crashing the Women’s March wearing MAGA hats and attacking Native Americans are meant to convince us, “The world is thus.” I see how inorganically these incidents (to the extent they are ever accurately reported) have emerged and I think, “Thus have we made the world–are we making the world.” And I refuse to participate by engaging in the dialectical bait even intellectually. But the story did end up engaging me in the end….
At first the dialectic was “privileged white racist Trump supporting teenage boys menace peaceful Native American elder engaging in a call to prayer.” Not much of a dialectic really–who’s on the other side of that? The boys are not sympathetic–a dialectic has to have adherents on both sides to drive toward a pre-planned solution. (The dialectic is simply understood as Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis or Problem-Reaction-Solution.) This wasn’t really a dialectic, just another pulse in the “Trump’s America Is a Racist America” meme. But then something strange happened. As other videos emerged, it became clear that the story offered by the Native American, Nathan Phillips, and his supporters, was false, and the media had accepted their narrative of this out-of-context moment with very little to go on but bias. No matter…as Saul Alinsky advised, if your original goal isn’t achieved, take the outcome as it is and turn it toward your own interests anyway. That is, you get lemons? Make lemonade.
And so it was done…
This year I’m going with the classic poinsettia cocktail with a slightly modified recipe I prefer…this makes four cocktails … Put four champagne flutes in the freezer. Combine the following three ingredients and chill: 4 oz cointreau 3 oz vodka 8 oz cranberry juice cocktail When ready to serve, divide the mixture evenly among the (more…)
This is my selection for a Halloween cocktail this year – it may take some lead time because you might have to track down the ingredients, but I think it’s worth it! This is an original recipe & I love it! Makes 2 cocktails… Chill two Nick & Nora, martini or coupe glasses by filling (more…)
My first attempt at launching a non-celebrity guest interview series where I pick the brains of people I find interesting but you’ve probably never heard of! Listen at http://thepropreport.com/deep-tech-a-conversation-with-cory/
Find out at https://voterga.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/elections-data-destruction-audit.pdf
From Imbibe Magazine, this is the fantastically popular Ramos Gin Fizz as invented and still served by the Sazerac Bar in New Orleans. I can’t believe I never had one before! 1½ oz. Old Tom gin (I’m using Hayman’s because I’m out of Ransom) 1 oz. simple syrup (1:1) ½ oz. fresh lemon juice ½ (more…)