Election Day

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It is finally here. What a long, screwed up campaign season we had. But it’s now time to wash away all the filth and VOTE! I can’t believe I did not write more posts on our candidates and the insane circus that we all witnessed. There was so much I should have written about, but just couldn’t find my way to the blog. As I said before, it’s been nice to stay away from the internet world and focus on the real one… though neither one stays away from each other for too long.

More on all that later, including Dorothy’s new Trump friends, which fits right into this post. Yes, Dorothy, your correspondence with the Trump pages has been brought to my attention and I know you brought Zero’s World up there a few times. I’m still not sure how I feel about that, very Nancy and Son Of Manish of you, if you ask me. But then again, they learned from you, right? Lol, just having a little fun. But seriously, Dorothy, Trump pages? Way to skate the circles.

I will do my best to make sense of these circles and references, to those who still care, but first, as I said, it’s time to vote.

For my long time readers, I’m happy to let you know I will be voting today. Most of you know that this will be for only the third time in my life. I feel I can’t sit out on this one. Besides the Presidential race, there are Senate and Congress seats up for grabs as well as Prop 2 (That one could make Nevada more like Colorado, if you know what I mean).

Rigged election or not, I have decided to put my pointless 3 cents in by actually voting.

I know I really should be saying more here. Commenting on my worries of a return to a Clinton Empire and all those who will blindly try to bring it down at any cost. I should discuss my fears of Trump’s Twitter mentality making bullies cool again. I know I should mention that the next president will be choosing supreme court judges where decisions regarding your reproductive rights and marriage equality are just the beginning of it.

There is so much I feel I should have covered here about the election, but ” the time has come, the Walrus said”.

I’m off to vote and then some breakfast. Pancakes sounds good. I hope to see some of you in the comments later, I’m still not sure how I will vote on everything on my ballot or if my votes will even matter. But all the talk lately on our election has prompted me to step up. And I highly suggest everyone do the same.

No matter how crazy it all seems lately, and I mean all of it. I’m not ready to stop trying. I have not given up yet. If nothing else, my vote today will represent that. The fact that I’m not ready to give up or in. I know I’m not alone.

Welcome To The RNC

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In just a few hours the Republican National Convention will begin, and it promises to be very entertaining. In fact the theme planned for the week-long convention is said to be entertainment. Wnhich might explain this:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/scott-baio-to-speak-at-republican-national-convention-w429544

Who the hell put Chachi in charge? I kind of get it. Scott, like many other celebrities just can’t help but shove their political views on the rest of us as if the kid from Happy Days should be the one to give us political advice.

Don’t get me wrong, remember I’m an 80’s kid (TCTH called me on that and was very right) and Happy Days was  my favorite show growing up. In fact many people used to compare me to Chachi while growing up. (I was also called Richie Cunningham a lot, but that goes without saying). I guess me and Chachi had a similar look, which I’ll take, nothing wrong with being compared to a television heart-throb, but let’s remember, “Joanie Loves Chachi” sucked big time and “Charles In Charge” would have sucked just as much if it wasn’t for the kid from “Eight Is Enough”, he made the whole show. Actually they both had a good chemistry the “Charles In Charge” show. They were also great in “Zapped” together, but I’m getting off topic.

I get it though, the theme is Entertainment (take that in for a second, the Republican National Convention theme is entertainment) and they need some celebrities to sell the theme, and Chachi is an entertainer who has been on FOX News saying good things about Trump as well as doing fundraisers for him. So yes Chachi gets to tell us why Trump makes such a good entertainer… um I mean President. Who else is set up to speak (entertain) at the RNC?

Trump’s family of course, that should be entertaining. Not really, I grew tired of them long ago. Don’t get me wrong, the kids are very smart and without them Trump wouldn’t have a chance (they keep him from going way to far off the track), but for me, they are a little too involved and I don’t want a Stepford family acting as President of The United States. That’s just me though, and I’m sure it’s an opinion I should just keep to my self. Who else?

Maybe Sarah Palin and Chris Christie, that should be very entertaining.

Ben Carson will be there, he’s always entertaining.

Rudy Giuliani is supposed to speak, though I don’t know why. Yes, he’s entertaining, but haven’t we heard enough of his racist propaganda?

Ted Cruz will also be speaking. How entertaining would it be if he says some of the things he was saying about Trump just a few months back:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/03/politics/donald-trump-rafael-cruz-indiana/

I do will be that entertaining, but there’s always hope.

I think it’s more entertaining looking at who won’t be there.

Jeb Bush is skipping the convention. No surprise to Trump I’m sure, too low energy to show up. But the other Bushs (the Georges) will also not be there. Since they are the only 2 living Republican presidents, it kinda seems like a big deal for them to skip RNC.

But it does seem to be par for the course (a golf idiom in a “Trump Post”, gotta love it) the last 2 republican presidential candidates, Mitt Romney and John McCain will most likely also be RNC no-shows.

Maybe the biggest surprise on the “no-show” list (maybe not) is Ohio’s Governor John Kasich. The convention is being held in his state. His police will be protecting it. The show is in his home. But it don’t look like he will be making an appearance:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/18/politics/paul-manafort-john-kasich-ohio/index.html

Yes, this is gonna be one entertaining RNC. I will be watching every night.

I can’t end this post without pointing out the dangers and hypocrisy that are surrounding this convention. There are going to be lots of protests outside the RNC and as we have seen over the past year, it can get out of control. Added to the danger, Ohio is a right to carry state. Which means there will probably be people with guns out there. I think it’s safe to say there will be crazies out there. See where I’m going?

Don’t worry though, no guns will be allowed in the actual convention:

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/secret-service-no-guns-allowed-republican-national-convention-n546926

I’m confused, aren’t Trump and the Republicans for the second amendment? Aren’t they BFFs with the NRA? Don’t they think there should be no “gun free” zones? Don’t they say schools would be safer if there were guns in them to stop criminal shooters? Don’t they think everyone should carry a gun? I would think Trump would want his supporters to be able to protect themselves. I guess they don’t really think it would be safer for people to be armed in the case of someone sneaking a fire arm in to use it for unlawful, hateful actions. All that tough talk over the last year at the expense of senseless tragedies, was just that, tough talk. when it comes to their own safety, they like guns in the hands of professional authorities. Interesting.

Well, at least it’s safe inside the convention. Outside it might get a little “old west” though. Which only makes the job of law enforcement even more dangerous and much, much harder to do:

http://patch.com/massachusetts/northborough/s/ftoj9/no-water-guns-near-gop-convention-but-real-guns-are-ok-cops-are-worried

And of course republicans can’t go against the second amendment:

Ohio governor Kasich: No authority to revoke open carry gun law

Jesus Fucking Christ! That’s politics for ya!

Entertainment is comedy and tragedy. And unfortunately  we are bound to see too much of both at the RNC this week.

That’s Entertainment!

Crazies With Guns

The following was written 9 months ago, September 9th 2015. It was never finished nor posted:

http://wolbbaltimore.newsone.com/2019290/gunman-at-large-after-opening-fire-and-killing-news-reporter-and-cameramanwe-love-you-alison-and-adam-pic-twitter-comhlszqi06xe-wdbj7-wdbj7-august-26-2015-platform-twitter-comwidgets/

Last month when I heard about the shootings of news reporter Alison Parker and Adam Ward on live TV, I was devastated. So much about this story bothered me. First of course was the loss of life in such a terrible and senseless tragedy, and right behind that was the fact that I knew the internet would deem it all fake. Which of course it immediately did. There are all sorts of places out there in the Wild Wild Web talking about this tragedy being another faked shooting by liberal media or some other PTB (Powers That Be). Another attempt to get more gun control or take away people’s guns. I get it… but in reality, when a shooting like this happens, gun sales go up. One day I will write about all the types of crazy ideas out there that these types of shootings are fake and just part of a larger conspiracy to scare and control us. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised to see many posts on such things turn up here in the near future… the whole thing  mesmerizes me in some way, it’s so twisted… and you know how I like to untwist.

This post though, is about the crazies with the guns, not the crazies trying to convince everyone there are no crazies with guns. So for sake of argument (and sanity) let’s just continue from here (at least for now) with the belief that this shooting and the others discussed here really happened and people really were killed, and there loved ones loved and miss them.

In other words, let’s have a discussion on gun control under the belief this shooting and double murder really took place and is not a conspiracy to take away people’s guns or scare us into buying more guns. Even then the discussion is divided.

Families of the victims, as well as liberal politicians immediately cried out for more gun control, or at least the gun control much of America agrees it needs… which is back ground checks. And of course conservative politicians were quick to point out that this shooting would not have been stopped by background checks. Excuse me for my lack of tact here, but I’d like to smack all of them.

I’m sick of every time we have these shootings we are immediately bombarded with politics. People lost their lives, people lost loved ones, and there is no time for grieving before the politics take over.

Now that there has been some time, I will way in on the whole discussion. I should start off by saying I do not consider myself a liberal or a conservative, though I am very liberal (look the word up) and have lots of conservative ideas. But liberals are crybabies who get nothing done in my book. And conservatives… selfish racist… is there any other way to see them? Both feel entitled while pointing the fingers at the other. So it’s no surprise to see them take these tragedies and make them about themselves and their agendas (parallels, I know you can see them).

Next let me say I don’t get it. What is the argument? One side says we need background checks, which I thought we had already agreed upon as a whole in this country, though obviously not, because so many want to point out that this shooting would not have been stopped with background checks. Why is this argument being made in this case then? I mean seatbelts do not prevent everyone from injury in an accident, yet the law still says to wear one.

Get what I’m saying? Why are we even having this argument at the sake of those who lost their lives here? So background checks wouldn’t have saved these people, but they might save others, right? So STFU! If you want to have a discussion about whether or not background checks work or are needed, have it (or keep having it, because it’s an argument that keeps coming back) Why does it have to be centered around this case? I just don’t get it.

There is a discussion to be had here though. So let’s have it:

 

That’s as far as I got. I had intended to get into a discussion/rant about mentally ill people and their rights to bear arms. And let’s be honest, do we want mentally unstable people to have guns? Trouble is, who is mentally unstable? Do they have to be declared  unstable by a doctor? That’s hard to do in some cases as we’ve seen here first hand. So if someone is reported unfit or unstable and they refuse to go see a doctor, should they then have their guns taken away? And what do police do? Go in and confiscate them? There is a lot to discuss when it comes to crazy people and guns, but I guess I felt it was pointless to discuss when a new story of crazy people and guns pops up way to often now.  And there is no simple solution to what we should do about it. So the post just sat there.

I did have a few links I put on the post that I would have used to show just a few examples of how LE has to deal with crazies and guns:

http://ktla.com/2015/07/24/man-with-gun-shots-fired-reported-on-ventura-boulevard-studio-city-lapd/

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/ktnv/news/Las-Vegas-police-Suspect-put-gun-to-officers-head-before-being-shot-315391901.html

http://lasvegassun.com/news/2015/aug/23/man-shot-killed-after-firing-air-and-screaming/

http://news3lv.com/news/local/lvmpd-sex-offender-william-snider-had-long-history-with-officers

And those were just a few that I found close to home. I had also a link to the story of John Donnally Acree:

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2015/04/30/nashville-police-investigate-shooting-reported-thursday-morning/26627255/

I brought up Dorothy’s friend John again because that last Vegas story I found reminded me of Mr Acree’s sad story. And this is where I would have ended the post wondering if John’s Acree’s story could have ended differently if his gun had been confiscated earlier on, or if it would have only sped up the inevitable. In other words when and how do we go about removing guns from someone deemed unstable. It’s a good question, and one we better start asking. I was gonna end the post with something like: “After all, how comfortable would any of us feel knowing Nan Nan had a gun?” That question is even scarier today.

The post was never finished and I sat in silence on the blog for a moment deciding if I would finish the post or move on and then the sad story Bella Bond came up and the post was lost… but not forever.

So why post it now? There have been plenty of crazies with guns since I wrote (or at least started) the post. In the past couple weeks we have seen crazy people use guns (as well as explosives) to spread terror throughout the world, but it’s what happened in Orlando that really got me to return to this post. What happened at Pulse Night Club brings to light all the types of crazy that can go into such tragedies. And it also brings in all the gun control type arguments that may slip in both politically or realistically. Let me just list it all here to show what I mean:

Omar Mateen’s cowardly act was indeed terrorism. There is lots of discussion about this, but plain and simple, his act was an act of terrorism. Regardless of Manteen’s reasoning, the act itself causes terror and is terrorism.

It is also Radical Islamic Terrorism. I know lots of people are afraid to use this type of phrasing. I am not. Truth is truth.

Omar Mateen was heard yelling “Allahu Akbar”, which is usually translated as “God Is Great” and is what terrorist groups like ISIS ask of their “followers” to yell before their terrorist attacks. He also called 911 and a local news station and claimed his actions were indeed linked to Islamic Extremist type issues. So there is no getting around it. And there are other reasons to see him as a terrorist and this a terrorist attack.

After the 9/11 attacks, while Omar was still in High School, his class mates say he made  jokes about the attack, mimicking a plane crashing into the Towers, mocking those who died. He also claimed he was related to Osama bin Laden . Some thought he was just trying to get attention, I would agree. Most crazies with guns are doing just that, trying to get attention. And terrorist, definitely are trying to get attention.

Omar finally did get attention… from the FBI. In May of 2013, the FBI investigated Mateen because of some curious things he had been saying at his job as a security officer.  Mateen had told his coworkers that his family was linked to al-Qaeda and that he had joined Hezbollah. The FBI interviewed Mateen twice after opening an investigation. In these interviews, Mateen admitted to making the statements but “explained that he said them in anger because his co-workers were teasing him.”  Seems Omar hadn’t grown up much since high school. The investigation was closed after 10 months, but Omar would once again come under FBI investigation. In July of 2014, Mateen  was linked to Moner Mohammad Abu Salha, an American who had traveled to Syria and committed a suicide bombing  in late May 2014. The 2 were said to have attended the same mosque. Unfortunately Manteen fell off the FBI’s radar and was left unchecked as he planned for his act of terrorism.

I don’t want to jump to far off the crazy aspect into the terrorism aspect. I myself find anyone who would commit an act of mass murder ending in suicide for an ideology so twisted definitely crazy. But Mateen was all over the place with his worship and beliefs. He often spoke of different opposing groups (such as ISIS and al-Qaeda) as if he was part of both. This seems to be some of the reason why the FBI did not take him seriously, he’s just crazy. Let’s hope LE sees how wrong this way of going about it is. In fact, Manteen showing irrational groupings of his ideology should have shown through as even more reason to suspect he might act on his beliefs. In other words the fact that he is crazy is not a reason to doubt their radicalization, crazy should be a “red flag” not an exempt from terrorist actions. Especially when you add the other “red flags” up. We’ll get to all the other “red flags” but first I’d like to delve a little deeper into Mateen’s mixed-up ideology.

To do this we need to look at Mateen’s father. It is known that his father is a al-Qaeda supporter/sympathiser. The family is from Afghanistan. So Mateen’s early praise for al-Qaeda and the 9/11 attacks or his stories of being related to Osama bin Laden would make sense coming from a younger Mateen influenced by his father. I should point out that the father had stories of his own back then, claiming he would return to Afghanistan to be its leader in the end. Yes, I bet father Mateen filled son Mateen’s head with all sorts of fucked up shit. More on that in a second.

Given time and the change of things in the terrorist world, a few years later, Mateen still angry (we’ll get to the anger part) and crazy, sees the propaganda that ISIS has been able to create out there, is fully sucked in with thanks to the internet (fucking internet). So the confusion of who Mateen was committing jihad for is pointless, because his crazy ass was affected by it all… and much more. Besides parts of al-Qaeda would eventually become ISIS… so again pointless confusion.

The thing most said about Mateen was that he was angry and full of hate. This could come from his beliefs on how his father’s home country has been affected over the years. But it obviously goes deeper. His ex-wife said he was abusive and had to flee for her life from the relationship. People who have worked with Mateen have claimed his anger and hatred was more of a jealously type thing or a “they think they are better than me” reasoning. One such co-worker eventually quit due to the stress of working with someone with such obvious issues.

It’s too bad that the ex-wife did not take legal action against Mateen’s abuse… maybe it would have stopped the sale of a firearm to him. It’s also too bad the place where Mateen had worked hadn’t taken his co-workers complaints more seriously, maybe it would have triggered some kind of action earlier on.

Lots of missed opportunities here. Right up to Mateen being refused sales of body armor. It was reported, but since he did not purchase the armor, there was no way of knowing who the strange guy was that tried to buy it. And the report went nowhere. But from the early reports from high school, to the FBI interviews, right up to the attempt to purchase body armor, the biggest missed opportunity was from Mateen’s new wife. She knew he was heading towards radicalization. She knew he planned attacks. She had driven him to check out The Pulse nightclub. The night of the massacre she had an idea of what he might do. But she never spoke up or called authorities. I understand it might be difficult for families to turn in family members for suspicious activities or extreme views. It could be making the situation worse. In fact most of these terrorist acts were done by people who were once looked at by authorities for extremist ideas and possible radicalization. What I mean by that is that once someone is looked into by authorities, it helps to cement radicalization. In other words, being looked at suspiciously cause some people to say fuck it, I might as well be doing what they suspect me of doing. I know that is a very simple way of looking at a very complicated subject, but I hope the all government authorities see this and realize the fact they are looking into someone means they should never stop looking at them. You have to check back up on them, because just the fact you looked into them could be thing that kicks them over the edge.

Regardless of all that, in my opinion, Mateen’s wife knew what would inevitably happen. She should have spoken up and I hope law enforcement takes a good look at what should be done about her part in all of it as well as not reporting what she knew was gonna happen. Again my opinion.

So there is already so much going on here but we haven’t even scratched the surface. We have radical terrorism, anger issues, spousal abuse, mental instability, the want or need for attention, and all of it missed or at least not understood in time to stop what happened Sunday, June 12, 2016. We have only scratched the surface because we haven’t even began to talk about the Hate Crime aspect to it all.

Just as you can not say this was not an act of radical terrorism, you can not ignore that it was a Hate Crime. It was equally both. And just as I believe Mateen’s father was the main source of Mateen’s early extreme ideas (most likely they were encouraged by the fathers beliefs and further influenced by the internet and other Radical Islamic propaganda) it’s easy to see that the dick head daddy (the guy is such an evil asshole in my book) also forced anti-homosexuality beliefs on his son. Of course Islamic religion is really no different from most religions when it comes to the thoughts on homosexuality, but Mateen’s father is one of those still on the extreme side of religious thoughts on it. Which means it is not tolerated in any way.

So the fact that the attack was on a gay night club fits right into the extreme religious views by the father passed on to his son. But we all know it goes deeper than that. There are reports of Mateen frequenting The Pulse and maybe other gay clubs. Some say they communicated with Mateen on social media and gay dating sites and were under the impression that Mateen was gay and looking to date other gay males.

This complicates it even further, because this could mean that Matten was suffering from some sort of self hate or confusion about his sexual identity. This is also somewhat confirmed by his ex-wife and others who knew him and said they had wondered if he was gay. If he was, his growing religious radicalization and his father’s prehistoric ideas of how things should be would have been a very conflicting in his already deteriorating mental state.

And we can’t say for sure it wasn’t racially motivated in some way as well. It was latin Night at the club after all. And although some of the survivors of the mass shooting have said Mateen purposely announced his actions was not against “black” people, there seems to be some racist thoughts involved in the mind of this mad man.

In fact early reports from those he worked with said Mateen constantly said racist and  sexist things. Mateen seemed to think others thought “they were better than him”. This is not much different from those who commit mass murder in schools or work places. They fell mistreated or belittled by those around them.

Last and probably least is the fact no one seemed to point out. Mateen was a security guard who really wanted to be a cop. Anyone who has had to deal with a security guard who for some reason (usually good reasons) they could not become a cop and are now in a place to force some authority, knows they probably shouldn’t have guns. In fact lots of serial killers wanted to be cops and hung out with cops and try to be in on their own investigations. It’s just another “red flag” and another part of what I believe be the “perfect storm” of a mass murderer.

As time passes and other crazies with guns disrupt our lives and destroy the lives of those in their path, I hope we don’t forget what happened in Orlando. All the talking points are there. All the different ways these things happen, happens all at once and we need to start having the discussions that are gonna be hard to have. But we have to have them. I support the second amendment as I do all our rights. But we have to keep guns from crazy people. But someone who makes fun of 9/11, claims to be related to Osama bin Laden, has connections to known terrorist, is looked at not once, but twice by the FBI or Homeland Security, abuses their wife, is socially awkward and abusive to where others are afraid to work with them, buys large amounts of ammunition and try to buy body armor… well… they are crazy, and as we have been shown, they should NEVER have a gun.

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3 Down

#Three

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Both the Democrats and Republicans have 3 states down in their race for the nomination of each party! Let’s take a look at how things went.

The Democrat Party went to Iowa with 3 nominees: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and  Martin O’Malley. The results were very close between Clinton and Sanders, but Clinton squeaked the win gaining 23 delegates, while Sanders got 21 delegates for his very close second place. Martin O’Mailley, who got less than 1% of the vote, decided to leave the race.

That left just Hillary and Bernie to head to New Hampshire as a now 2 person race. Bernie took the win their earning 15 delegate, while Hillary picked up 9 for placing second (last). If you don’t know what a delegate is… it’s what they are all competing for. Each state has so many delegates to give out and the first to reach 2,382 delegates on the Democratic side gets the party’s nomination for president. And as you see these first 2 states gave out a few delegates to each first and second place… but in some of the states coming up, all the states delegates go to only the winner. In fact I should take a moment to explain all the differences (or at least some of them) that are involved in the road to the presidential nomination.

Each state is different. And each party does things differently. For example I already said the Democrats need 2,382 delegates to win, the Republicans only need 1,237 delegates to win the nomination for their party. Also, there are these things called superdelegates. In the Democrat Party they belong to the official party apparatus, which includes all current Democratic governors and members of Congress as well as former presidents, former vice presidents, state party chairs, and that sort of thing. There are a lot fewer superdelegates for the Republican Party. They go to the three members of each state’s national party. But the biggest difference is how each party is allowed to use its superdelegates. Democrats can use them on which ever candidate they want and can change their vote whenever they want, while the Republican superdelegates must go to who ever won the state. This can be a big deal in the Democrat race, which I’ll explain better in a moment.

Besides all the differences between how each of the parties run the race, each state is different as well. Some states have a primary, some states caucus. A primary is a simple ballot cast vote, pretty much the same as a regular election. States that caucus hold public events where everyone gathers discuss all the candidates and then vote. Well, the Republicans then vote, but the Democrats line up in groups for each candidate where there is a count and if the counts are close there is more discussion and people try to get others to leave their group and join their group and sometimes coins are flipped to determine a winner. Seriously, it’s kind of crazy. But I bet that’s close to how are founding fathers did it… we just have lots more people to deal with… so yea, it’s kind of crazy.

So Iowa was a caucus state. Republicans had their discussions in schools, churches, and other public buildings (and some homes maybe), then went and did a ballot type vote (will get to those results in a second). Meanwhile democrats also got together and discussed their candidates, but then they lined up in groups for each candidate, and when O’Malley people didn’t have enough to compete they were told to either line up in the Clinton or Sanders groups or go home (well more or less). Which means people from the Clinton groups are trying to get them to join them, as well as those in Sander’s group would be trying to get them to join them. In the end some coins had to be flipped to determine winners because it was so close. In the end, as I already wrote above (and the news already said back when the caucus was held) Clinton squeaked by with a win.

New Hampshire is a primary state so people just went and voted. As we know, Bernie took that state. Which sent Clinton and Sanders into Nevada (my home state, well the state I live in, Cali will always be my home state). Nevada is a caucus state and once again it was close, but Hillary won giving her 19 delegates, while Sanders earned 15 delegates. Did you do the math yet? That leave them tied at 51 delegates apiece! The race seems to be way too close to know how it will turn out… that is unless you are really paying close attention.

I said at the beginning of all this I thought it was going to be a Clinton vs. Bush presidential election. I know, I was way off with bush, and we will get to the republicans in just a moment, but I’m afraid I’m probably right about Clinton being the Democrat nominee. This gets me in trouble with the many people I know who are BIG TIME Bernie supporters, but it’s not my decision, I’m just going by what I see. I’d love to support Bernie, he seems like an honest person, a genuine “good guy”. I don’t even mind he’s a 74-year-old socialist, though if he is the nominee, his age and socialist ideas will be used against him by the Republicans, and there are plenty out there in Americana who might be afraid to elect a 74-year-old socialist. But the Democrats are a sneaky bunch (so are the Republicans, and we are getting to them, I swear). So even though the popular vote is really close, and you would think the delegate count was really close, you have those superdelegates… and those are overwhelmingly being given out to Hillary. I think Hillary has like 451 superdelegates while Bernie has only 19. So the Democratic voters may be split, but the Democratic establishment seems to be backing Clinton. As I said, superdelegates can change their minds at anytime during this race, so maybe I’m reading too much into it. In the end it will come down to 3 things. The millennial vote, which so far seem to be going to Bernie. The minority vote, which seems to be going to Hillary. But most importantly how many come out to vote… so far Democrat voter turnout is not very high.

Not so on the Republican side of things, who are having record turn outs. Let’s take a look at the 3 states the Republican candidates have behind them.

The first 2 states were the same as the Democrats. In Iowa Ted Cruz took 1st place earning 8 delegates, while Donald Trump came in second and Marco Rubio came in third each earning 7 delegates. Ben Carson got 3 delegates for 4th place while Rand Paul, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich, and Mike Huckabee all got 1 delegate while Chris Christie, Rick Santorum, and Jim Gilmore got nothing for coming in 10th, 11th, and 12th. No wonder they are having such a large voter turn out, they had so many people running for President. But after the first state 2 jumped out. Mike Huckabee and Rand Paul left the race.

So 10 remaining candidates went on to New Hampshire where Trump came in first receiving 11 delegates. Kasich surprised everyone with a second place win getting 4 delegates. Ted came in 3rd and Bush came in 4th each getting 3 delegates. Rubio got 2 delegates for 5th place. The rest of the order was: Christie, Fiorina, Carson, Santorum, and Gilmore. They all received zero delegates from New Hampshire, and when all was said and done all of them in last place in New Hampshire receiving no delegates from the state dropped out of the race. Well all of them but Carson. He joined the other 5 delegate winning candidates and went on to the next state…

As I wrote, the democrats third state was Nevada… but the Republicans disconnect from the Dems for a moment here and they go to South Carolina. And guess what… South Carolina is a “take all” primary state. So since Trump came in 1st he got all 50 of the states delegates which kind of puts him out in front. The rest or the order was Rubio, Cruise, Bush, Kasich, Carson… though they got no delegates regardless. In the end, one more would drop out of the race… Jeb Bush.

Yes, I was wrong on my first predictions that Bush would win the republican nomination… but I have to say, Trump has changed the republican race so drastically that all early predictions or thoughts on the Republican side of this race is out the window. Plus Trump really went at Bush… and let’s face it… Bush didn’t look like his heart was in the race at all.

So will the Trump Train just keep on going all the way to the nomination and dare I say… the White House?

It definitely could happen.

Ben Carson should have dropped out with Bush, and I can’t see why he would stay in much longer. I like John Kasich, but if he doesn’t win a state soon… I’m guessing he too might have to drop out.

That leaves Trump. Rubio, and Cruz… kinda scary, huh? Will Rubio or Cruz pick up enough voters from those who have dropped out to put them up over Trump? That’s what some are banking on… but I’m not to sure about that. I do think we could come to the end of this without any Republican candidate reaching the magic number of 1,237 delegates and then I’m not sure what will happen. That’s if the Trump Train doesn’t just leave the rest behind and runs a way with it.

Republicans have their caucus in Nevada tomorrow… and Trump is polling pretty well here.

Democrats will have their South Carolina primary on Saturday… if it’s not close and Hillary takes it big… it may just be “all she wrote”… and if it’s close and/or Bernie wins… you still have to think about the superdelegates.

Things will really heat up on March 1st when 12 states and one territory hold primaries and caucuses. It’s called Super Tuesday (Superdelegates…  Super Tuesday… I swear politicians think they are super heroes).

I had originally said it would probably be Clinton on the Democrat side, Bush on the Republican side, and Trump running as an independent… I was wrong. But I still think I had it close… though we will have to see how the rest of this race goes. It definitely is exciting!

One last thing… I thought Bush would be the next president because of a 3 Bush thing I convinced myself was an omen that would not be denied… it has been. Now, will that be a good thing or a bad thing?

Things We Are Not Gonna Talk About

Wow… it’s been a busy couple weeks.

Been very busy in RL, but also in blog stuff… it’s just been all off-blog, blog stuff.

I wonder if that sentence is a clear one… often when I’m writing I forget that just because I understand what I’m writing, doesn’t mean it’s understood by those who read what I have written.

I’ve said it before, part of that is because sometimes some things I write are meant for certain people to understand… certain readers. Also somethings will get different understanding by different readers. If you don’t understand that, it’s probably meant for someone else… lol. Besides, that’s not what I’m talking about… I’m talking about things I write that are from me, so of course I know what I mean… but it may not be so clear to the reader… I try not to do that… but narcissist… remember? Sometimes (all the time) I’m writing for me… and it just picks up a couple of you lovely readers for some reason. I apologise for my occasional lack of explanation. LMFAO… like I don’t over explain everything… so here we go…

Off-Blog means things from the blog discussed off the blog… in emails… social media… phone calls… and texts. These discussions can be with a reader, a commenter, or a blog subject (most of the time it’s a 3-in-1). It may also mean actions that happen off the blog by a reader, commenter, or blog subject… including me… I read, comment and am often a blog subject. So easy enough… Off-Blog just means blog related stuff happening off the blog.

What else in that sentence… oh yea, RL… it stands for Real Life… and IL is Internet Life, they come right from this blogs title, and yet I know there are quite a few people who don’t know what they meant.

That’s something I totally get. When I was first reading around LISK.com and Catching LISK the abbreviations drove me crazy. I’d be reading back and forth trying to remember what each one was, or who they were. So when someone asked me (Off-Blog) the other day what CPH and CKB were, I had to laugh a little. They are initials, but more importantly, they make it a lot faster to type out names. Still I know it can be hard to understand to a new reader. You have to chase back and forth to see where the initials came from and who they belong to. Because of my memory of how frustrating that was for me… I try to use full names near places I am using a lot of initials (of course they are not all initials of people, there are abbreviations and acronyms used that are not names of people, but most of the time they are names of people) I try to use the full name near it so you don’t have to search to far.

For example… I may use SOM a lot because it’s easier and faster to type out SOM then Son of Man… but I will still take the time to type out Son of Man a few times just so you don’t get to lost when you see SOM written instead.

And SOM is one of the 3 things we are not gonna talk about (great segue, huh?).

I know many of you still don’t know who SOM is, and since we are not gonna talk about him, I guess you still won’t know who he is. But to explain why we are not gonna talk about him, we have to talk about him… just a little.

SOM came to the ZW Facebook  quite a while ago, back when Nan Nan was still everywhere. We talked Off-Blog about my Cicada posts, but like Nancy, he seemed to like to turn disagreements or questions of their sometimes paranoid statements as proof I was a stalker of some sort and trying to trick them. There’s a lot more to it of course, but I’m trying not to talk about it, which I’m finding very hard to do while I’m talking about it. Point is, the reason most of you don’t know much about SOM is because I chose not to blog about him or entertain him in his nice guy/crazy guy routine… and he went on his way. As you long-time readers know, eventually Nancy went away as well, but it took a little time because Dorothy was in her ear… spreading her disease.

So life would have gone on without us ever having to talk about SOM (or not talk about him, I’m a little confused now, I better get to the point of the point) except of course… he returned. At first he was playing all nice, had a few discussions OFF-Blog about the Gnostic Gospels I enjoyed, but I knew that change would come and it did.

All of a sudden, I am a stalker again, though once again, someone had to come stalk me to tell me about it. Then Linda and Donna are attacked just for trying to set the poor guy straight. Yes attacked, learn the real meaning of the word Dorothy, it’s what you nuts do to others on the internet, not what you think is being done to you, which is people putting you nuts in your proper place. And that proper place is far from the internet.

Whoa, got a little carried away there.

OK, I calmed back down, lol… now what was I not talking about? Oh yea…

I still didn’t want to blog too much about SOM, again, he reminds me of Nancy way too much and I just feel he’d be better off without the internet interactions that always seems to be stalking in their mind. It’s like negative attention is at least attention and they so desperately need it. But he was relentless, posting all over the ZW Facebook page all sorts of crap (at one point saying I was a transsexual clown). I quickly started to see a new likeness between Nan Nan and SOM… Dorothy Price Hill (DPH if you didn’t know).

Some of SOM’s comments made me think, like Nan Nan, he had Dorothy in his ear about me… something he made even clearer with comments like these:

som dph life to blog

som richard dorothy kids 42

Yep, I think DPH got to SOM.

But since these are up, let’s get the age right. I was 42 three years ago… in fact it was discussed in my very first real post here on WordPress:

https://zeroprophetblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/42/

I say first “real” post, because my actual first post was this:

my first post

Man, how right that post turned out to be.

You also see SOM decided to follow in many other of my “stalkers crying stalker” and decided to use the “R” word, something long time readers knows is a no-no here on the ZW… lol.

At this point I was itching so bad to make a post about all of this but just didn’t want to go down that Nan Nan road again. Plus I was trying to write a post on the then upcoming Iowa Caucus. Which I never did get to. In fact I just deleted the one paragraph I did write… Iowa’s done… New Hampshire only a few days away… we’ll get back into all that soon enough, still plenty of time to talk politics before we get to the finish line.

Still, SOM was all over the ZW Facebook saying all sorts of crap. I thought maybe a time out would calm him down… so I banned him from the ZW (Zero’s World) Facebook.

Long time readers may remember I have only banned 2 people from the ZW Facebook, Dorothy and Nancy. Both were for a short period, and both have long ago been unbanned. So that made SOM the third person to have to be banned… but it didn’t calm him down, only started him making posts about me on his own Facebook page. Some messed up stuff too, all along calling me a stalker, even though I was doing all I could not to blog about him and believe me, I had posts lined up in my head.

Well, after a few days of SOM littering his Facebook with comments about me I decided, fuck it, let’s do this, and I was gonna blog about all of it.

Then I guess SOM had a moment of clarity and realized he was behaving rather stalkerish and removed everything he had been writing about me on his Facebook.

Well, alright, that takes care of that… no need to not talk about it anymore… but since we kind of are, there a couple of real funny things SOM posted about me, that I have to clear up. Because even though they were really funny, and I enjoyed them very much, they just aren’t true.

som 0 women

I am not a musician. I never learned an instrument and I can’t sing, no matter how much I love to do it. I do tend to still have groupies though… so point taken.

som cnn meme

This is my favorite one. It has a threat of turning me into a meme, great idea! And a threat of turning me into CNN, another great idea!

But I have to be honest here, SOM wanted to let CNN know I was in Anonymous , which very well could be true, anyone with a Guy Fawkes mask can be Anonymous… but as any long time reader here knows, that is why I wear the mask from time to time. I’m not in Anonymous… I wear it to show anyone can have a Guy Fawkes mask… it don’t make them a hero in any way… no heroes… just zeros (I’ve been saying that a lot lately in RL, thought I’d throw it into IL as well).

I love that you like my VD video so much… but truth be told… me wearing the mask is not an endorsement of Anonymous, but more of a diss at it. So instead of reporting to CNN about me being in Anonymous, maybe you should report me to Anonymous for dissing them and wearing their mask…lol. But really I hope you do neither. I was very pleased to see you pulled all the stuff you were saying about me and this is a great place for us both to move on. I wish you nothing but luck and hope we never have to not talk about this again.

Next thing we are not talking about is John. I know many of you saw her comments and thought it could be Dorothy… I assure you it was not. In fact they don’t know Dorothy and don’t want to know Dorothy. And as much as I’d like to talk more about this (it would be nothing but good for the blog, but sometimes the stuff that happens Off-Blog has to stay Off-Blog for the better of bigger things then this blog) that is all I am gonna say (or not say) about it. I’m happy to pick up a new reader though.

Alright one last thing we are not gonna talk about. The TAL comments. If you have read them you are probably thinking “another nut with a story of seeing or knowing something”, and at first I thought the same thing. In fact I had hope NERD had returned under a new IP. Oh how I’d love that (NERD, anytime you want to drop me an email, please do). Believe it or not, so far this person checks out. Not NERD. 😦

So is their story true? Well they say it is. And I think anything about Burke is possible now. But again, we are not talking about this… though maybe we will in the future. That’s up to TAL. For those who have not seen TAL’s comment, maybe they will tell their story in the comments of this post and we can continue not talking about it there. If their story is true, then maybe this needs to be talked about. And again, they checked out. All 3 of these people we are not talking about have checked out. Real people from what I can see.  TAL seems like a good person who really just questions if they saw something important that was not taken seriously by Burke. I’ve heard these things before, people claiming to have gone to police, but the police didn’t want to listen. And maybe LE has their reasons for not listening or believing the stories. Maybe LE has good reason for saying every suspicious POI is not a POI.  But LE takes their time taking these types of cases seriously, just ask any of the victims families who tried to report their loved ones missing. I’m not trashing LE (Law Enforcement, but I think most of you can figure that one out) I’m just stating the sad truth in cases like LISK. Besides, giving Burk’s current address, LI LE (Long Island Law Enforcement, see you’re getting the hang of it) deserve a little trashing. They’ve brought on the scrutiny they will deserving get (that may be an opinion, but it sure fills like a fact). I definitely think TAL wants their story out there, that’s why they chose this blog to comment on. But I’ll leave that up to TAL.

For now, I’m gonna go find something we can talk about…

Will Trump Skip Last Debate?

#2016PresidentialElectionCoverage

I will deal with Dot and SOM shortly, although crazy stalkers can be entertaining, they are also very needy and time-consuming. No time for that at the moment… last GOP debate before the Iowa caucus is on tonight!

I feel sorry for those still at the kid table: Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee and Jim Gilmore (who the hell is Jim Gilmore?). It will be interesting to see how right or wrong all the polls are and if any of these kiddies can rise above the polls and tip that kiddie table on its end.

Good luck little ones.

Now on to the big dogs.

Trump, Cruz, Bush, Rubio, Carson, Kasich, Christie, and Paul are invited to the big show… but the big news is trump is saying he won’t show. This has to do with how Trump feels Fox is handling the debate. It also has to do with his dislike for Megyn Kelly. He felt she was to strong on her questions about his comments on women over the years in the last debate she was part of.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gop-debate-lineup_us_56a7fbf9e4b0947efb65cdb3

It’s quite funny to me that the top GOP candidate is arguing with the top conservatives news outfit. I mean Fox helped make Trump… sure Trump was Trump… but Fox ran with it like only Fox could. the other thing that makes me laugh is how scared of Megyn Kelly Trump so obviously is.

Will Trump be a no-show tonight? Can’t wait to tune in and see.

Trump And Palin Together At Last

#2016PresidentialElectionCoverage

Yesterday Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump for President. This came as somewhat a surprise to the Ted Cruz camp. Palin had endorsed Cruz for the senate back in 2012 and I guess they were hoping the love was still there.

http://www.examiner.com/article/sarah-palin-endorses-donald-trump-ted-cruz-loses-it

Am I wrong for thinking Teddy should be thanking God the thrilla from Wasilla jumped on the Trump Train, after all did he catch her speech?

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/21/us/politics/sarah-palin-endorsement-speech-donald-trump.html?_r=0

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/sarah-palin-officially-endorse-donald-trump-2016-bid-article-1.2502239

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sarah-palin-quotes-trump_us_569ed3b5e4b04c813761f583

I watched the endorsement live, and I was WTFing through the whole thing. I had said it would be hard to tell the real Trump from a Saturday Night Live sketch, but by adding Palin to the mix it’s become better than Saturday Night Live could ever do.

They are saying Palin will help Trump in places like South Carolina. But really, how can a Sarah Palin endorsement mean anything, anywhere, anymore? Besides both her son and daughter having premarital sex when the family is supposed to be an example of family values and preached abstinence (some of you might remember Sarah’s daughter Bristol was 17, unmarried and pregnant back when Sarah was running for vice president, and we all know how the relationship with the baby’s father turned out, not well, but you might not know that Sarah’s son Track and his bride had a child a few months after their wedding… yea that family is all about abstinence and no pre-marital sex… by the way, Track’s marriage lasted about a year before ending in divorce, if only they practiced what they preached), yes, besides the hypocritical characteristics that are obviously in the family genes, Mrs. Palin quit as governor of Alaska. That right there should make any political endorsement null and void, and I didn’t even mention their failed reality show or that strange “birthday brawl”:

http://www.eonline.com/news/581431/sarah-palin-proud-of-daughter-bristol-after-drunken-fight-at-snowmobile-party-my-kids-defense-of-family-makes-my-heart-soar

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/09/sarah-palin-party-police-report-fighting-brawl/16983451/

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/09/politics/palin-family-brawl/index.html

But if all of that doesn’t turn you from the train wreck, making you question why anyone would want her endorsement and how lucky we are the family never made it to Washington, one step from the white house, then you should take a look at what was going on back home while Palin and her husband flew away in a Trump jet to play politics:

http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/sarah-palin-son-track-palin-arrested-charged-assault-domestic-violence-report/

http://gawker.com/police-report-track-palin-punched-girlfriend-in-the-fa-1753916371

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/01/20/palin-links-sons-arrest-to-ptsd-obama-policies.html

Yep, while ma and pa Palin were off romancing with Trump their son Track (I’m all for different names, but Track?) was in all sorts of trouble. Is it just me, or should the Palins have postponed their Trump love-in for a little while and stayed home to help with a very serious situation? Parents before politics, right?

And what’s with Sarah blaming Obama for her son’s problems. That’s got to be the craziest “Blame Obama” I have ever heard. Here’s what I read about Track joining the military:

https://sarahpalintruthsquad.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/track-palin-involved-in-vandalism-rampage-real-reason-for-army-enlistment-2/

I don’t know if that is true or not, but regardless the reason Track joined up and went to serve in Iraq, Obama didn’t force him to do so nor was Obama part of his experience in the military that Sarah now want’s to blame all of her son’s problems on.

Unbelievable! I mean literally, unbelievable.

The fact that both Trump and Cruz actually want Sarah Palin’s endorsement says so much about both canidates.

So fear not Mr. Cruz, I’m sure you deserve Sarah’s endorsement just as much as Trump. Too bad only one of you could get it.

Before We Go On

This blog is very organic… I blog about what ever is on my mind (that is not always easy to decipher since so much is on my mind lately), what ever is going on in my life, my blogs, and the world in which we all live. It can jump around or get very fixated. It can even go silent when I come to an empty page and decide once again not to write anything. That doesn’t mean I don’t come to it, don’t deal with emails and private messages about it, or not chase the internet on subjects I should be writing about. It’s just when I come to the actual part of putting it all into words lately, I’m already exhausted and just can’t bring myself to separate my thoughts on one idea long enough to type them down.

This has happened before… so much going on around me that I just need a break from the blog… maybe even the internet… the thing is this time I had a break, my haunt season break, I should be ready to go and I am… but there is just so much going on and I have so many different ideas about what I need to blog about (a big part of me feels this blog is slowly becoming another “Red & Black” Prophet Blog, and I have mixed feelings about that. I stopped that blog with good reasons, and going back to it may not even be possible after the places we have gone since then) and posts are getting left in the “Post Graveyard” or worse yet, left in my head to be forgotten or resurfaced depending on this organic blog.

This blog centers around 3 things most of the time… my personal life and it’s experiences, the internet and how it affects that personal life (both of these deal with the world around us, such as the Arts, Politics, and Religion and how they affect the personal and internet life and how the personal and internet life affect them), and third the crazies I have encountered while blogging about the first 2. I try to stay balanced, but sometimes we get stuck. Which is ok, but I don’t like getting stuck on nothing, and that is where I am.

It’s not hard to understand why I’m stuck. I just spent a lot of time away from the blog. And as most of you know I spent most of my free time over the last few months with one of the top haunts in the world: FRIGHT DOME! (shameless plug, but it’s true) I had totally planned on blogging about this season a little more and not staying away for so long. And this season was full of ups and downs that would have been great to blog about and many posts were in my head ready to write down. But whenever I decide to start a personal blog I have to think about that third thing I mentioned above. The crazies I have blogged about like to use all that personal stuff to whatever craziness they can come up with in their crazy heads. Most of you will remember the private messages between Kate and Dorothy that I posted about a year ago (remember the super bowl party?), but there was much more to that conversation. At one point Dorothy writes about how she looks at all the Facebook’s of people connected to zero (me), mostly haunt people or people into haunts. She calls them devil worshipers and even says something about someone’s wife… something about their looks, as in they were not pretty. Shallow stuff we come to know from the Dorothy team, but we also know these nuts are dangerous with the things they say, so after seeing first hand how Dorothy looks into people around me, and not knowing how many crazy people she talks to, nor how many of these crazies and the other crazies we know are discussing my personal information and people who may or may not know me, I have to pause and think real hard if I even want to make a post discussing friends, family, and personal experiences.

So yes, I wanted to blog about the things that happened this season. I broke my foot, the cast of Big Brother came through, the 13th season had so much triumph and turbulence, I was excited about telling some of the stories. But each time I’d think about Dorothy and that ever-growing nut gallery and wonder if I should put so much personal stuff out there, I mean there’s already enough and there’s always some new nut and I’m bound to write something they won’t like and, well as much as I want to write about my haunt season, I just keep deciding to put each post off till it’s already the middle of November and I really should just move on.

Some may say, hey that’s not fair, you don’t mind posting about these crazy people, but won’t put your own personal stories up. Good argument if it were true. But it’s not. I post all sorts of personal posts. I’m not afraid for people to know my stuff, it’s just the people around me who have no idea what is going on in this blog or who these crazies even are that I second guess my posts for. And plus like I’ve said before, the stuff I post about is usually already out there or what people have been putting out there for years. But some people will never see it that way and therefore I post less and less personal stuff. So I guess no haunt stories. Maybe another time.

Though I have to say this about the haunts I have worked for, and this goes out to Dorothy, Cristin, and anyone else who has a misconception of people who work at haunts. Yes, most are into Halloween and/or horror movies, that’s a given. But you might want to think twice before you judge them. Half of them are newly highschool graduates starting college or heading out into the world for the first time, and the haunt is their first job experience. There are also quite a bit of school teachers and veterans. People living with disabilities and those who have survived cancer, yea I have worked with a lot of cancer survivors over the years, whose stories of survival would humble most reading here (crazies with the victim psychosis not included). I’ve been doing Fright Dome since 2007 and I have had the pleasure to work with some truly amazing people, so while I am protective of not mentioning it at all so the likes of Dot and Nan Nan don’t do their evil on good people, I have to point out that they are good people, whose shoes you have not walked in. (SHOES! Dropping, walking, the shoes are there, red ones and all!)

Another catch 22… or contradicting riddle. Don’t want to talk about my personal life as to not give the crazies things to distort and yet the need to correct any distortions. Such is life, both the real one and the internet one.

Before we leave the subject of the haunt, I need to post a couple of pictures of my new characters this season:

patient zero2b Patient Zero

zero da klown1 Zero Da Klown

Some more of that #WorldsCollide with zero’s world making its way further into the haunt world… but here is where we must leave it for now… the haunt is over.

Fine, easy enough, skip all of that. There was plenty of things going on in the world around us that I had no problem coming up with what to blog about. And after the tragic events in Paris on Friday the 13th my television has been on the news night and day and there has been so many things to blog about such as terrorism in general and how it is affecting us. When does crazy become evil? Will our government lost in politics and the upcoming presidential election lead us into the eye of that craziness and  a “Holy War”? Are we now making decisions out of fear? Are refugees and others coming into our country dangerous? Should there be a coalition with Russia? Do we need troops on the ground? Should POTUS just say the words “Islamic Extremist”? When did The President Of The United States become POTUS?”

Discussion is good and we do need it. But real change in all these maters are no where in sight. Politics, Religion and the quest for land and power is a greedy trip that is way too imbedded into what we are. All we can really do is say thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and hope someday it wont be like this. And I have that hope. But I don’t see that journey all sunny days and lemon aide.

So blogging about it does bring me down a little I guess, and I tend to back out of such posts. After all I don’t have the answers needed to such topics.

Still as I said, discussion is needed and I’m sure there will be much more discussed here, on this blog, on all of this. After all we are going into a presidential election year.

Before we move on there is one part of the sad world of current events that I don’t want to skip over and loose it forever.

That is the subject of Anonymous getting involved with ISIL, or if your politics prefer ISIS:

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/16/anonymous-declares-war-on-isis-vows-cyberattacks.html

http://nypost.com/2015/11/16/anonymous-declares-war-on-isis/

When I first saw this on the news I went searching the web.

I was really wanting to quickly post about it. I have a tendency to let Anonymous related posts get unfinished. This is mainly because I just don’t know what they do half the time. I’ve said before, I want to believe in them, that what they do helps, but I can’t help but wonder, do they make things better or worse?

And before I could post about them getting involved, that question was again raised in things that followed.

First Anonymous seemed to live up to their word helping by exposing and having deleted, ISIL/ISIS Twitter accounts:

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/260418-anonymous-claims-it-has-elimiated-5500-isis-twitter-accounts

That’s good, but then this happened:

http://www.albawabaeg.com/69268

http://twitchy.com/2015/11/21/anonymous-warns-that-isis-is-planning-attacks-practically-worldwide-sunday/

It seems Anonymous has discovered where ISIL/ISIS will attack next and reported it to the worlds leaders and governments, but don’t feel, they (leaders and governments) are doing anything about it so, they (Anonymous) had to make these targets known to the world via the internet.

That day is today, Sunday, November 22, 2015, and they put up quite a bit of targets.

Before we can even discus if this is the right thing to do or if it helps spread more fear. Before we can ask what our leaders and governments should be doing to check on these and other recently posted fear propaganda declaring more attacks are coming. You get this:

anonymous twitter

You might have seen this in the above posts… yep, Anonymous denies the earlier Anonymous tweets. That’s the problem when any one in a Guy Fawkes mask can be Anonymous, and I believe I have said this before.

So do they hurt or help? Whoa, how did I get here? Not where I was heading and I probably shouldn’t be poking at the vast Anonymous army of delinquents right now. But before I can even finish any thoughts on Anonymous’ affect in the fight against ISIL/ISIS something new comes into the picture:

GSG tweet

Wait, who is Ghost Security Group?

Well, I went searching/chasing the internet last night and today and it seems there is a new group in town:

http://www.inquisitr.com/2575774/anonymous-upstaged-by-ghost-security-group-in-cyber-war-against-isis/

http://money.cnn.com/2015/11/20/technology/isis-ghost-security-group/index.html

Wow, Anonymous Vs. Ghost Security Group… sounds like a long forgotten post of mine called Anonymous Vs. The Illuminati. This was after the Malaysian Airlines MH370 crash/disappearance and I had come across this on YouTube:

Here’s some other links from that lost post:

http://www.fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/anonymous-rothschilds-malaysian-airlines-mh370-connection/90611

https://www.hackread.com/anonymous-video-malaysian-airliner-mh-370/

http://illuminatiwatcher.com/malaysia-airlines-flight-mh17-conspiracy-theories/

That last one is a doozy!

I never finished the post, because as usual, I didn’t see anything come of what Anonymous was proposing. Still asking, do they help or hurt?

But my questions about groups like The Illuminati, Anonymous, CICADA 3310, and now a new one for me, Ghost Security Group are matched with my hopes one of them is the super hero they claim to be… man, we could use a super hero right now. Plenty of people ready to step up and try to be the villains, we know that.

I will be keeping my eye on this Ghost Security Group, a smaller Anonymous, with more purpose than CICADA, and not fake like The Illuminati… yes, I’m intrigued once again.

Well, we can check off

#2016PresidentialElectionCoverageAndOtherPoliticalStuffThatNeedsToBeDiscussed

as well.

That’s both this years hashtags in one post. Good, gotta get them in there as much as possible, the year is almost over and other hashtags await.

And that’s where we will leave the Politics and Religion darkening the world as we speak. Too much conflicting ideas there, all waiting to contradict. Some of you know there are C words I have a problem with… and some I don’t…

Which brings us back to that third thing… the crazies… (were you thinking of another c word?) Yes, if I am to escape the craziness of the world for the moment, what better place than the crazies that  keep me from more personal posts? They are still out there, and a few new ones have crept into the comments and emails lately. I’ve stayed away long enough, no?

Let’s get started!

(Post) GOP Debate

So as I said, yesterday was a very busy day, lots of important stuff going on, I didn’t even mention that it was Jon Stewart’s last Daily Show…

give me a second…

I get a little choked up thinking about the final show…

sorry, but I’m going to miss Jon… and The Daily Show, Late Night TV, Politics, and Fox News will never be the same… NEVER!

#JonVoyage

Well, with everything going on I still got a chance to watch the Top 10 Debate. We’ll get to that in a second. First I want to comment on the earlier “Happy Hour” debate.

The candidates who did not make the top 10 Fox News cut were:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry; former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal; former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina; South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham; former New York Gov. George Pataki; and former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore

I did not see all of this debate, but did catch the sound bites later. My first thoughts on it, was that it was strange… especially when compared to the Prime Time Debate. It was like an audition to be on the real show, which none of these candidates were going to be.

I myself did not learn anything new about these candidates, but again I was unable to watch it all, just not sure it would have mattered if I did. Carly Fiorina did come across pretty strong and I’m guessing will move up in the polls. Don’t be surprised if she is picked as a running mate if she does not win the nomination (I don’t think she will, but if we have a Republican win the election, I see her somewhere in the mix, Secretary of State maybe?)

Let’s talk about the main attraction…

Donald Trump!

Again, I say Fox news is genius! They have done nothing but cover Donald Trump over the last few months making sure he would be in their top 10 guidelines for their debate… then once they got him there, they made sure he delivered… I mean they set it all up from the very first question, which was aimed directly at Trump. But before we jump right in, there were other’s there:

Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Dr. Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and John Kasich joined Trump on the stage.

But Fox set this up as The Trump Show and that’s what they got. Like I said they made sure of it.

The first question was a loaded one aimed directly at Trump asking if anyone on the stage could NOT promise to NOT run as an independent if they did NOT get the Republican nomination to raise their hand… Trump didn’t hesitate, he knew they meant him and he raised his hand.

Wow, way to call Trump out early, I thought Fox News loved Trump. It really comes as no surprise, but it still was a hard shot and Fox News knows it. Getting that out there in the open preys on Republican’s fears (Do I say Republican or GOP? GOP is easier to type). If Trump were to lose the nomination to say, someone like Bush, and he then ran as an independent, it will take votes away from the GOP helping the Democrats to win the election. and this is true, but let’s face it, Mr. Trump is not gonna throw away money like that. Still let’s imagine it… we have Clinton against Bush and a excentric billionaire runs as an independent…

Total flash back to 1992 and my first time voting. Again, I don’t see Trump wasting money just to prevent the GOP from the Whitehouse, then again, it does sound like something he would do.

1992 all over again… wow! Can that really happen? I don’t want to think about it.

Alright so even if Trump won’t really run as an independent if he loses the GOP nomination, he of course has to be honest and say he can’t promise he won’t. So bam, we get off to an explosive start, and one has to wonder if the obvious answer will hurt Trump or if in some kind of bully like “leverage” The GOP will nominate him just so he doesn’t run as an independent.

LOL, I’m totally kidding, well Trump is a bully, but that’s just absurd to think The GOP would be dumb enough to fall for such tactics… right?

Still why did Fox news set up Trump so nice and pretty before the debate just to shoot him down right at the get go? Is this politics or ratings? Hmmm… I know what I would call it.

Brilliant, genius… and much more ratings than politics. I mean when it came to Trump they went searching for those soundbites that they can play all day, today and the days to come. So later when Megyn Kelly comes straight at Trump and confronts him on the names he has used to describe women on social media and other places, using words like Dog and Pig, it wasn’t so much as an attack on his ability to be the president (though it is) it wasn’t even really questioning his views on women, it was a grab at those soundbites!

Trump now says the questions were unfair and they were, but Donald shouldn’t take it personal, Fox was just doing good business and Trump gets that, right?

The one thing I know about Trump, he is a bully type who does not like to be poked. So when Fox News poked, Trump poked back. He kind of threatened Megyn Kelly (by the way, oh how I dislike Megyn Kelly, lol) when she “wasn’t nice to him” saying maybe he didn’t have to be so nice to her… but he quickly said he wouldn’t do that, just hint at doing it.

The biggest question is if his school yard bully tactics (which to me the way I always saw Trump) is ever going to actually hurt him since he can turn it all into a joke… a Saturday Night Live punchline. I really can’t wait to see how the polls react to Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina.

In the end Trump comes away the same as before, attractive to those who are tired of the government, but will that get him the GOP nomination? I don’t think it will in the end, just as I don’t think Trump will run as an independent… so to in my opinion, Trump will not factor in once the primaries are done. Still he will make it interesting till then.

So then who will be the GOP nomination? my bet is still on Bush, though you wouldn’t believe it from the debate. he looked out of touch and unsure… still he has the money and the name… I believe he will come around and get the GOP’s approval (I think he already has it, but hey, I’ll be happy to be wrong).

Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz scare the hell out of me. Literally.

I’m sorry, but Chris Christie just seems sneaky. I know, they are all sneaky, they are politicians after all. Still I just can’t trust the guy and could never vote for him. and it goes beyond “Bridgegate” and his choice of friends. Maybe it’s a west coast thing, but it bothers me when people use 9-11 as much as some east coast politicians do. When Christie and Rand Paul get into it about surveillance on American people without proper warrants it was a good discussion, one of my favorites of the night. They both have a point, our safety is important, but government can not throw away our rights to do so. Rand Paul tries to get his point across and stealing some limelight by attacking President Obama, saying he didn’t trust Obama with our personal information (though it is the leader of our country) and then further ensuring that soundbite by bringing up Christie’s hug to President Obama (yes at the expense of cooties).

Damn, I thought, Rand Paul just served Chris Christie, but it was so Jr. High, “You hugged the President, you love him, why don’t you get married?” (That’s a great segueway into the question I was waiting for, how they all feel about the court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage, but that too was part of Fox’s elaborate plan and didn’t really happen, well it did but didn’t, and I will discus it but we can’t go there yet because it was Christie’s response that really cemented how I feel about him.

Christie replied by saying the only hugs he remembered giving were the ones he gave to families of 9-11 victims. WTF? So is he denying hugging Obama or just forgot about it? I’m sorry, but that’s just wrong. Yea, no Chris Christie… he’s shady!

So, what about Rand Paul? I mean I want to like the guy. He thinks outside the box. Not your typical Republican. But he’s crazy right?

Who’s left? Marco Rubio and Scott Walker did alright and I’ll be waiting to hear more from them both as the months go on.

Dr. Ben Carson comes across as a very smart man… but I don’t know if he is ready to be President. As much as we’d all love for a non-politician to be voted President, it ain’t gonna happen. It would be disastrous with the state the world is in right now. But someday… yes, maybe someday.

Last but not least is the candidate I feel did the best last night, John Kasich. I really like the guy, but then he’s a likable guy, which is why Fox news went to him when asking about same-sex marriage. Oh you Fox News… so smart. Kasich gave the safe answer that he was old-fashioned and believed in “traditional” marriage but that he would accept his daughters if they were gay and that he went to a friend’s same-sex wedding. This is a story already known (I heard Kasich talk about being accepting and attending a friends same-sex wedding quite a while back) and exactly what Fox News wanted for that answer. Why? Because if they went to some of the other candidates and they went off on how they feel on same-sex marriage or how they believed the courts decisions were wrong and will destroy America… well then that would be the soundbite we would be hearing today… and Fox News wants it all about Trump.

All my opinion of course, but it sure looks like a well polished and planed machine on Fox News part. Keep the outrageous Trump in the headlines and not some of the other candidates outrageous views. Though they did end it on God (did anyone catch Megyn Kelly snicker when she said “God”, like she got the joke, man I don’t like her).

And in the end that’s what worries me most about all these candidates. Their blind faith in what is written in the Bible clouds what we need a President to do, which is take us forward, not focus on taking us back.

Especially not back to 1992.