Once Upon a Time

There were Two Brothers — one an attorney and the other not that stupid

Dear Brother:

The notion of Russian “collusion” being key to toppling President Trump becomes further implanted in the minds of most energized progressive (or, regressive) activists, as evidenced this time around by a troupe of protesters who showed up to the Department of Justice headquarters brandishing trademarked “Resist” placards, chanting “Lock Him Up,” and (as usual) hyperventilating about Putin. Trump/Putin theories are increasingly the top concern that plugged-in “Resistance” types bring up at the highly-charged town hall meetings that have received so much attention of late.

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Pointing out these glaring flaws in the latest anti-Russia frenzy is immediately construed by cynics as “defending Trump” or “defending Sessions” when it most assuredly is not. It’s a defense of not getting enraptured by irrational hysterics to further short-term political aims — evidence of your political ineptitude.

People who have spent the past 3 months frothing at the mouth gradually come to realize that their initial furor was probably overblown, and that a more sober look at the actual facts at hand reveal that the anti-Trump chorus probably got ahead of itself…again.

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Once More (not alone upon this moment in the space/time continuum) Progressives who sought to capitalize on the anti-Trump uproar end up looking extremely foolish. Again . . . .
Major portions of this article have been unabashedly ripped off from Mark Glaze.
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Real Bread and Real Beer

Echtes Brot und echtes Bier

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Brot ist bekanntlich fast eine Religion in Deutschland. Brot wurde von der UNESCO sogar zum Weltkulturerbe erklärt – deutsches Brot gibt es in einer Vielfalt von tausenden Sorten. Kein Wunder, dass sich deutsche Auswanderer nach diesem heimischen Produkt sehnen. Mach dich in den Staaten besser auf eine Bagel-Diät statt Roggenbrot gefasst – es sei denn, du scheust den Aufwand nicht, eine Bäckerei zu suchen, in der das Backen noch als Kleinhandwerk ausgeführt wird.

A propos Handwerk: mittlerweile gibt es in den USA eine ganze Reihe an hervorragenden Mikrobrauereien, die hochwertiges ‘Craft-Beer’ produzieren. So muss man sich nur noch daran gewöhnen, dass in Pints statt Litern serviert wird…

The “down-side” of Social Media

Reality’s Sad Shift to the Left

Social constructs in themselves edge into personal liberties, but the lingering effect of being able to “block” an undesirable advertisement or, more commonly, literally “silencing” a person (whom you have never met in person) and throwing them in the trash can has become a negative influence on our grasp of reality.

Even worse is the self-empowerment which this “medium” gives all of us — including me.

We can take a mental “swipe” at somebody without fear of retribution.

This has produced the “Social Justice Warrior” attitude and has let it morph into a justified classification of civility or “normal behavior.” Rosa Parks may have held onto her seat but she did not flaunt it nor did she attempt to convince the masses around her that she was justified in her defiance. She simply sat and allowed both the driver and the observers (in themselves SJW’s) to arrive at their own conclusions. The unjust laws in Montgomery, Alabama were exposed.

Zeitgeist. There was no internet when that bus driver hailed the authorities. There was no opportunity for sympathizers to collect and show solidarity from the comfort of their bedroom wearing bunny slippers and sipping on an unhealthy beverage and passing gas in reckless abandon.

The concept of “victim mentality” was once again the brilliant idea of “social justice” made by The International Review of the Red Cross and was emblazoned by The University of Cambridge Press in 2009. Not really an original concept, by the way.

The follow-up to Future Shock

However, the desire of sympathy is crucial in that the mere experience of a harmful event is not enough for the emergence of the sense of being a victim. In order to have this sense there is the need to perceive the harm as undeserved, unjust and immoral, an act that could not be prevented by the victim. The need to obtain empathy can then emerge.


Back to Reality. Displaced cultures forced to flee bombing raids does not equate to today’s version of SJW in a limp protest at Trump Tower or even a Black Lives Matter march in Ferguson.

 

Liberals: Get a Life.

If you need a list of things that will improve your state of mind or expand your comfort zone or even create a broader safe-space it won’t take too much energy to make one. Or do you need me to make it for you? Now that would be unjustified.

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Two of my all-time favorite actors are in this picture. Guess which ones? Easy. Christopher Lloyd and Jack Nicholson.

Now and Forever Gone

In a near random universe there are still certain combinations
Picked out from all other possible ones
Which, when given some time and the just-right circumstances
Not too far from the earth or too close to the sun
They will dance and they’ll spin in the embrace of the trade winds
Playing havoc with the hearts and the upturned faces down below
Until the laws of curved spacetime, susponed without warning
Kick back in with a vengeance for the last act of my show

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Thanks Walter Becker.  Surf And/or Die

25 Jahre Städte-Partnerschaft mit Ocotal – Große Feier ohne Bürgermeisterin

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20150614-132447-48287648.jpgWiesbaden, 14. Juni 2015 – Nächste Woche feiert Wiesbaden das 25. Jubiläum der Städtepartnerschaft mit Ocotal in Nicaragua mit einem tollen Festprogramm. Aber die Bürgermeisterin von Ocotal feiert nicht mit: Bürgermeisterin Sonia Olivas Ardón (Foto) die noch am 27. März den Wiesbadener Oberbürgermeister Sven Gerich (SPD) mit einer Delegation aus Wiesbaden in Ocotal empfing, ist laut nicaraguanischen Presseberichten aus persönlichen Gründen am 14. Mai zurückgetreten. Ihre Nachfolgerin, die vor zwei Wochen frisch gewählte Xiomara Tercero, hat von der Zentralregierung wohl nicht so schnell eine Reisegenehmigung erhalten, muss deshalb in Ocotal bleiben und dort ihre Amtsgeschäfte führen.
Aber auch ohne Delegation aus Ocotal wird das Jubiläum kräftig gefeiert. Florian Pielert vom Städtepartnerschaftsverein Nueva Nicaragua Wiesbaden e.V. erklärt: “Nächste Woche Freitag wird um 20 Uhr in der Caligari Filmbühne ein brandneuer Film aus Nicaragua gezeigt, der zeigt wie das Leben eines Studenten-Pärchens durch ein veröffentlichtes Handy-Video weitreichend verändert wird. Am Samstag liest…

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Dear Millennials,

I think what we are witnessing here in America is a plague of Chicken Little Pox. No red spots — no fever — no vaccines, but a lot of regurgitation of bile and bullshit in the pseudo-intellectual styles of people who are under-employed. The only treatment attempted so far has been Play-Doh and puppies and coloring books. But the cure is to get more sleep, face reality, stop watching mainstream news entertainment shows (sort of perverted comedy masquerading as factual reporting; ie. SNL) and a good beer. Time has a way of distorting your current fears way out of their original proportions.

You’re Welcome

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