Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sign of the Times?: Rogue Won (sic)

Street Artist Sabo on Rogue Won parody of the Disney Star Wars spinoff and Election 2016

In the run up to the premiere first cinematic Star Wars spin-off, famed street artist Sabo graced LA-LA land with a roguish parody which matched up Rogue One with Election 2016. 

These faux movie posted popped up all around Hollywood Boulevard.  Sabo's signs had a heroic Trump along with Steve Bannon, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Julian Assange, Milo, Yiannopoulos and Gavin McInness. 

But Sabo was not the first one to make this connection. 

It seems the anti-hero depends up who is telling the story.  

Perhaps Disney will update Star Wars episode Five with "The Media Empire Strikes Back". But that may not be a part of the Culture Wars tales. 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

R.I.P John Glenn Ad Astra

Spaceman John Glenn on his day in space

Friendship 7  orbiting capsule
The United States was behind in the Space Race against the Soviet Union. Three of the four Atlas rockets test rockets blew up before achieving orbit. The orbiting vehicle  was space capsule which  had the leg room of a Volkswagon Beetle with the aesthetic of a garbage can.  

Still NASA astronaut John Glenn braved the dangers of flying an prototype space vehicle in Friendship 7 on February 20, 1962 and orbited the Earth three times.

Mission Control believed that there was a problem with the heat shield which might cause Glenn to burn up on re-entry. Thus the flight protocol was changed on the fly and Glenn would have to make a manual splashdown. As it turned out, it was merely a malfunctioning gauge. The only harm to Glenn was that the pressure from blowing the hatch slightly cut the astronaut's knuckles through his gloves.

Despite the harried re-entry, the experienced NASA test pilot was poetic in recalling his time in space, harkening to the joy of seeing four sunsets in one day. Later, Glenn was received as a hero in Wall Street with a massive ticker-tape parade, larger than the celebration for Charles Lindberg's flight across the Atlantic. 

Glenn had intended to run for the US Senate in 1964 but had a withdraw due to a concussion. Glenn served as a Senator from Ohio from 1974 to 1999. 

In 1998, Glenn again flew into space on the Discovery Space Shuttle at age 77 to serve as a human guinea pig on geriatrics in space. Glenn is the oldest person to go into space.

Senator John Glenn died at age 95  on December 8, 2016 at Ohio State University's James Cancer Center.

Requiem in pacem ad astra 

General John Kelly on the Fight Today

Trump's pick for DHS Chief USMC Gen. John Kelly on the Fight Today

Andrew Torba on Free Speech in Social Media

Gab CEO Andrew Torba on Free Speech in Social Media

Thursday, December 1, 2016

On the Buckeye Jihadi and Political Correctness

When there were early reports of a mass casualty incident at The Ohio State University, progressive politicians instinctively inveighed against gun violence.

The reality was that the perpetrator  ran his car into a crowd of people, then exited the vehicle randomly attacking the stunned students with a butcher knife until being shot dead by a law enforcement officer.  The campus was put on lockdown until the incident ended. About a dozen innocent people were injured, one critically.

As details emerged from the act of terrorism, it became clear that the attacker was a Somalia transfer student to Ohio State. At the beginning of the year, the attacker had been interviewed by the student newspaper about practicing his Muslim beliefs on campus. His social media posts praised jihad. ISIS exulted the Buckeye jihad.  Yet an Ohio State Residents Life official tried to squelch any bad news about their fellow Buckeye in social media, while simultaneously promoting Black Lives Matter. 

On the Ohio State Terror Attack and the Buckeye Jihadi
One wonders if the university experience is now education a costly political correct indoctrination with supposed safe space for licentiousness. 

Pietro Aretino on Honesty

Pietro Aretino on Honesty

Oscar Wilde on Mourning

Oscar Wilde on Mourning

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dolly Parton on the Smoky Mountains Fires

Dolly Parton on the Smoky Mountain Fires

Joe Manchin on Flag Burning

Senator Joe Manchin on Flag Burning

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) seized upon the Donald Trump generated controversy concerning flag burning to voice patriotic support for protecting Old Glory.

There has been some talk that the Reagan Democrat might choose to caucus with the Republican Senate Majority in the 115th Congress. This seems dubious, as there were similar rumors that Manchin might vote with his feet after winning the Special Election in 2010 to replace the deceased Democrat mainstay Robert Byrd (D-WV). But those prospects never panned out and Manchin ran for a full term as a Democrat in 2012.

It should be noted that Senator Manchin will be up for re-election in the next cycle and he is vulnerable because Trump won the Mountaineer State by 40 points in the general election.

Moreover, Manchin has been tarnished with a reputation of nepotism with the Epipen controversy.

Manchin's talking tough on the burning of the American flag shows that the campaign for 2018 has already begun.

Antonin Scalia on Flag Burning

Antonin Scalia on Flag Burning

President Elect Donald Trump on Flag Burning

President Elect Donald Trump on Flag Burning

In the midst of the Trump Transition, President Elect Donald Trump started a firestorm via social media regarding the burning the the American flag. 

Tom Cotton on Fidel Castro

Senator Tom Cotton on Fidel Castro and hell

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Reductio Ad Absurdia of the Idea of Undocumented Laborers

Larry Elder compares burglars to undocumented illegal aliens

In the midst of the liberal post election meltdown, progressives are pushing the idea that unless America accepts all undocumented aliens then they are racists as they suppose is President Elect Trump.

Conservatives are pushing back on this smug conceit.  On Tucker Carlson Tonight, a youthful anti-Donald Trump protester had to grapple with the question about America having a wide open door for anyone to come in.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Mike Pompeo on National Security

Mike Pompeo on National Security

Is there any wonder why President Elect Trump chose Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS 4th) for his Director of the Central Intelligence Agency?

Kanye West's 2020 Foresight?

Kanye West on voting for Trump

Recently, at a concert, Kanye West made a politically incorrect proclamation.

Perhaps this was due to a Late Registration (2005).

Or maybe it was something in the air around Kanye, like at the 2015 VMA Awards.

It might even have been possible that Kayne had 20/20 (sic) foresight.

Senator Jeff Sessions on Vetting Nominees

Trump Attorney General nominee Senator Jeff Sessions on vetting nominees

One hopes that the court of public opinion will adopt the same fair evaluation standards for Senator Jeff Sessions as President Elect Trump's Attorney General that he took on the Senate Judiciary Committee to vetting nominees.  

However, it is to be expected that the mainstream media will perpetuate the meme that Trump is stuffing his White House with racists and will seize upon anything to advance that impression.