Old Genesis Begets Odd Genesis?

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Since January 1960, one dozen men have taken the Presidential Oath of Office and, once ensconced within the White House, they’ve all unpacked plenty of baggage; the type not necessarily quantifiable by calipers and scales.

Yep, character flaws did surface, ranging from Ho-Hum harmless to OMG grotesque. And owing to this phenomenon, far too often their work output suffered. Even the best intentioned of them (e.g. John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama) found it tough to advance agendas designed to work towards the betterment of society.

With each successive (oft regressive) regime change came the accompanying, ever lengthening laundry list of woes as will soon become evident below.

As a student, whose public school and college education heavily focused on higher mathematics and the sciences, I could not help but notice how, with each successive line of typed text, there was a resultant curve effect; reminiscent of plotted data on the graph’s X and Y axes; it’s downward slope eerily similar of those frequently accompanying studies that map out sociopolitical / socioeconomic ruin.

BTW, while this curve does “plot out” well on my homepage, as of my posting time, it’s uncertain that it’ll appear similarly offsite. Anyway, a mere “homeward bound” click can easily remedy whatever issues that may arise. That said, check this out…

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Friday, Nov 22, 1963’s Kennedy assassination begat
Johnson’s insincere Kennedy impression, which begat
Nixon’s Watergate burglary/coverup scandal, which begat
Ford’s asinine, unpardonable pardon of Nixon, which begat
Carter’s well-meaning yet yawner administration, which begat
Reagan’s casteism, union busting, trickle down plot, which begat
Bush’s aping Reagan and sustaining his dense policies, which begat
Clinton’s adultery/satyriasis driven Lewinsky sex scandal, which begat
Bush’s 9/11 that begat 1984, two wars, torture and econ ruin, which begat
Obama’s rivals roadblocking his tries to birth believable change, which begat
Trump’s racism, sexism, covid bungling, tanked economy, & coup, which begat
Biden’s goals to end gridlock/covid-19; rebuild USA & go green; if unmet, to beget
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One Act Daft Wordplay Play

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The vigilant, diligent gent, Brent, lent a cent
to brilliant, militant, tenement tenant, Trent;
who spent it to rent a tent for his pet, pent-up
serpent; hellbent to dissent; via sibilant vent.

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The End

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Flights of Fancy? NOT!

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Twenty years ago, Chris Carter, Vince Gilligan, John Shiban and Frank Spotnitz wrote a truly intriguing screenplay for the 03/04/2001, debut episode of The Lone Gunmen (TLG: an X-Files spinoff); a storyline that had, no less, foreshadowed the 9/11 attacks.

They had amply demonstrated how writing genius can unleash a vast array of intense, emotional responses from deep within us; i.e., whenever well-chosen words, cleverly crafted sentence structure and a knack for instilling suspense all conspire with superb cinematography and five-star acting skills.

Beyond that nuts and bolts deconstruction, of course, was / still is the heartbreak of 9/11’s death and destruction, itself, and… must there always be an “and”? Sorry to answer that affirmatively, but there’s still more…

Factoring in the narrowly averted, Trumpian overthrow of America this past January 6th; how it’s orange, autocratic architect is still at large, it’s not hyperbole for me to echo the adage, “no truer words were ever spoken” when referring to TLG character Bert Byers, a top tier government agent, offering up the following fatherly summation / counsel to his journalist son, John:

“I know you & your friends are fighting for the
American Dream. Just don’t expect to win it.”

Lone Gunmen Screenplay Writers Chris Carter, Vince Gilligan, John Shiban and Frank Spotnitz • Episode 1 • Air Date: 03/04/2001

Speaking of intense, emotional responses, my merely typing out that quotation (btw, from memory) tears at my heart, tears up my eyes AND redoubles my resolve for taking whatever NON-VIOLENT action is needed to say, “NEVER AGAIN!” to anti-American Donald J. Trump and every other Fascist bastard of his seditious ilk.

Beyond that, I had never fully realized the magnitude of my patriotism until witnessing America almost perish; right before my very eyes; and in real time!

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By-the bye:

For anyone who’d like to see this full episode, copy
these Search Parameters ~ The Lone Gunmen: Pilot
and paste them at YouTube. Run Time = 44 minutes

OR, click to my homepage’s blog Archive: July 2016;
TITLE: 99 Word Blog (#009) Writers Predicted 9/11

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Another Rainout?

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Pregame Show: With Major League Baseball’s 2021 World Series slated to run 10/26 thru 11/03, and my being a Detroit Tigers fan for sixty years, the diamond related metaphors will abound in today’s post. Here’s my play-by-play / pitch…

Upon my springtime arrival at WordPress Coliseum for the opening of the 2016 season, along with my laptop, dictionary and thesaurus, I unpacked my open ears. I mean, in this game, being a good listener is paramount. Hey, why do you suppose our creator made damned sure our tympanic membranes would outnumber our tongues 2 to 1?

Hey, what can I say? Lovers of the game do obsess over statistics.

Anyway, ever since my first at bat (first post), I’ve had high hopes that my views on life, in general, and the political scene, in particular, would be akin to base hits; maybe the occasional home run. That post, post game, I’d inspire a few (comment section) chats with teammates (followers) and, maybe, even a few visiting team players (passersby), alike. After all, comments do add dimension to issues that I’ve likely missed.

Anyway, a post without comments is akin to a dreary, rained out game. And it’s all those on the horizon, almost daily, gray rainstorm clouds that have got me wondering (worrying a bit, too) about whether or not I’m a monumental bore?

If that’s, indeed, so, why do spirited conversations come so easy to me in the real world?

Case in point, once I depart WordPress for the virtual homeward bound “commute”, I’ve ofttimes found my next door neighbor ready for many a lengthy and lively over the backyard fence confab. And you know what? I’ve never seen her yawn. Nope, not even once.

Suffice to say, these past five seasons, nearly all of my posts, have wound up rained soaked; and that’s dispiriting.

Maybe my thoughts are Uninspiring? Unsophisticated? Irrelevant? Inconsequential? Incomprehensible? Annoying? Antagonistic? Polarizing? Outmoded? Out of step (within our regrettably regressive right wing world)? Depressing (to readers ISO a mood elevating pep talk or escapism)?

Hey, I’m a big-leaguer (15 year veteran blogger) who’s sufficiently humble, objective and grounded to consider all the above.

So, for now, here I am; seated in the WordPress dugout in the late innings; plenty of time on my hands (hey. it’s baseball!) for thinking prior to my next at bat.

I do know this is not the first and won’t be the last time I’ll be talking to myself. Just keepin’ it real, folks. Nope, not about to cry in my virtual beer.

Besides, my team manager (my conscience) reminds me that booze ain’t allowed until the game’s final OUT; preferably in celebration of a well played game’s victory.

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How about a Fast Food Fast?

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Forward: The below mentioned, fast food behemoth shall remain nameless as will its CEO. Opting for anonymity is not only wise within a litigious society, it also serves as a reminder of how, within a business world awash in copycats, we’re not discussing a freakish anomaly.

To say the least…

For nearly seven decades, a notorious junk food purveyor and his predecessors have been persuasively detouring gullible consumers down a one way, dead end road; emphasis on the word DEAD.

To say more…

These customers wind up pigging out on foodstuffs devoid of life sustaining, essential nutrients; overloaded with saturated fat, excess sodium and sugar; all the while, watching their ill-advised, sickening, dietary choices enlarge into an entire, unhealthy (albeit short-lived) lifestyle,

The youngest of these patrons are particularly vulnerable to this company’s manipulation, when tiny toys, trinkets and other worthless swag get served alongside their grub; when aired and streamed weekend cartoons’ adverts trot out their corporate stooge / playful mascot; the affable doofus whose main mission is to deviously indoctrinate these tykes; relentlessly reprogram them until they morph into inveterate, junk food junkies.

In time, when morbid obesity induced, critical illnesses start to strike down these unfortunate youngsters, guess what?

Lo and behold, oft too little and too late, it’s the corporate monsters to the “rescue”. You see, they’ve, oh so conveniently, erected multiple hundreds of pediatric care hospitals to house both their self-made, gravely ill patients; as well as their worried sick folks.

Little doubt, such a corporate gesture has less to do with displaying genuine compassion; more to do with helping Mister Moneybags back-burner whatever vestigial guilt he MIGHT be “feeling”.

Granted, even an unintentional merciful act is a wonderful thing, and, beyond that, it IS the very least he could do. But, how about doing more?

Look, I’m not about to suggest that he shutter his eateries. All I’m asking is why not, instead, supply healthier food to his ravenous captives? In time, once the demand for junk food wanes, he might even be able to shutter a few of his hospitals.

Or better yet, repurpose them so their medical staffs would wind up caring for all who are ailing; both physically and fiscally.

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Postcard To Posterity

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Dear Citizens,

In Theory: a civilized enlightened society’s charter
grants and guarantees Freedom of Speech Rights to
All; blind-eyes demographics; even political stripe.
In Practice, The authors of such sublime covenants
will presciently, sagaciously, vigilantly and valiantly
smooth out their words’ wrinkles; lest the citizenry
foolishly misconstrue or malevolently misuse them;
lest anyone’s speech ever incite imminent, lawless
action(s) that’d overthrow said enlightened society.

Sincerely,
The Founders

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BioPic Trailer: Quick Limerick #111

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To run down biopic: Dumbo Encumbered
Into our lives, orange white elephant lumbered
He’d trumpet sick, toxic isms
To dredge societal schisms
Caused Covid dolor and death; ‘cause he slumbered

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Fortune Cookie Blog: (Ch)oice Words

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Be a champion of critical thinking, human dignity,
equality, levelheaded even-handed, liberty-based
governance and solid environmental stewardship.
Tactfully challenge beings, who reckon otherwise!
Change minds IF their minds are open to change!

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