SEEING THINGS WITH MY GOOD EYE 


WELCOME TO 2018

Welcome to my world.  I am celebrating, my 75th birthday March 14, 2018.  I never thought I would last this long. Thats good, age and worn out muscles and brains aren’t.  I reached the Golden years.   It’s not what it’s cracked up to be.  It’s the Golden Years.   My Definition: thats when all your gold goes to the doctors.

I write in my own patois which is a mixture of the sometimes obnoxious run-on-sentences of Brooklyn Street language (being born and raised in NY)  and moving along I picked up some “Jerk Chicken” lingo from working a couple years in Montego Bay, Jamaica learning about hot peppers, Southeast Asia learning about hotter peppers, and meeting some incredible warm and loving people.

And finishing my education by, being bored to death in a city college, I spent part time working as a chef in a restaurant to pay for school.   My boss was a great chef, taught me the fundamentals adding subjective elocution lessons when he went maniacal, chefs and owners are like that. Adding to my education,  obscene verbiage and gestures from the military,  I broadened my repertoire of lingual expressions.  Warning I occasionally am subject to amnesia about using blue words, I apologize in advance. It’s a Brooklyn thing.

It only took a few side trips overseas courtesy of the .MIL.GOV to some strange places in the world fighting enemies, the cold and hot wars.  It improved my taste and appreciation for good food, anyone who ate MRE’s knows what I’m saying.

I needed a break for the balance of my life preferring equatorial climates.  When you see forty below zero, when you experience 95 degrees, 80% humidity and bugs the size of birds, you would do the same.  Florida and the Caribbean beckoned, seemed like a compromise. Hot was better than cold.  The last chapter, moving to the South, sent me to Miami, and then Tampa Bay, Florida.   But, I can cook...   http://www.aljacobskitchen.com



THE JACOBS LADDER IS A  -  NO BULLSHIT - NO SMOKE ZONE


THE LADDER IS ME - WHO IS ME ?
I am an American Citizen by birth from three generations of American Citizens, who settled here in 1917 and I love my country, served Honorably in the Military, mainly self educated, graduated HS at fifteen, skipped two grades,  though I did attend a school of higher learning.  But I will say it without reservation...

I learned more on my own in the library, in inquisitiveness and on the street.  I have devoted and spent a good part, most of my life, working with charities and groups, building Military Memorials, and have been lucky enough to mingle with some very patriotic people I have had the pleasure of meeting. I have served Corporations and owned my own businesses, helped the poor, fought a war  and now I have to take a stand on the direction our country is going. 


THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
 
I would never denigrate the Office of the President, That is not my mantra nor goal.
 On the other hand the misfit currently renting the WhiteHouse, and please include the clowns and clones of the Congress,  I do not find favor with and consider them fair targets.  It is the largest collection of corrupted,  greedy, self indulged liars and cheats with the moral character of the carrion eating New Zealand Tasmanian Devil.  

Led by cons like Ryan who rose to fame in economics that feed the rich more and screw the middle class, and McConnell whose sole purpose in life is not the will of the people, it is the will of the dollar and power.  They are leading this country down  the rabbit hole.  And lying on a daily basis to the American people.  

In 2008 the former president Bush elegantly and ignorantly dumped the country financially and  caused a recession, the second worst in history and whether you can handle truth or not Barrack Obama brought the country back to sane levels. 

Trump is riding on the Barrack Obama calm and cool sense that safe growth will hurt less people and there are no magic bullets to economics.  Inspite of a warped and distorted Congress and Senate who offended Obama by obstruction and prejudice, things got better.  Mcconnell was the biggest scumbag and shut everything down, though he had lots of goose-stepping associates playing the game.

It was perfect for the right loser to jump in twist the truth further,  rally a bunch of naive people and steal the election by electoral vote.  Now we have a Napoleon in the white House.  Adding more obvious lies and mistruths, by  Gowdy,  Nunes, and others,  truth is in a state of denial. Just to mention a few, more are mentioned as you read.  My beloved party the GOP is in shambles playing politics more than the will of the people.

I held a GOP voting card for 45 plus years and went Independent.  I try not to offend, but to write fairly about  people, you get both the good with the bad.  Some are really good, some really bad.  It includes topics on politics, race, religion, and a few references toward sex, which usually seem to be combined with the other topics.  

MR. STUPID, MRS. STUPID AND FRIENDS
My problem and others of good will is some folks are stupid enough not to see the truth though it is front of their eyes.  I can present it,  but when they retort with lies, they believe are true, like I once said, “ Arguing with an idiot is mental masterbation, you might win but it has no social redeeming value.”  

Their side, especially those with limited understand, the ignorant are turned on by idiotic slogans, immoral rhetoric, combined with the propaganda BS taught on Fox Media by former druggies, 1/2 term college dropouts, like Karl Rove, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and others who never made it through first years of college but earned a degree in trash radio. 

Then there are  or fake politicians with incredible resumes raked as only  21% true like Sarah Palin who we did a story on with after some real on location ( The Chicago Papers sent a crew, a friend or two) vetting.  It’s easy to trash good people, your work is done for you, just twist the truth.  It’s harder to make things better, I simply see it as if you talk the talk and don’t walk the walk you are a fraud.

THE ELITE - THE BIG ASSES - THE IMPOVERISHED
I avoid having to write about the sex part so common in conversation around the break room, because thats your privilege and if the sensational escapades of the Hollywood crowd turn you on, fine. Most of it is staged or created for publicity and has little value except for the Kardashians who really brought big asses into the limelight.  

So far after careful investigation I see little else of value coming from the Kardashians except the anxiety of the impoverished who live in a dream world eventually causing deeper depression.  Same thing hitting on social media,  when people tell others how great they are doing and those that aren’t suffer more depression.

Extolling FAKE virtue on a FAKE TV News channel, FOX “Faux” News as the media it represents is contrived under the direction of Rupert Murdock and the former Roger Ailes who fell down a flight of stairs.  Which eventually led to others who sexually and orally abused fellow workers.   I fear there is no air conditioning in Hotel Hell, and thats good for them.

I like to draw comparisons. I once explained Washington as a Poker Tournament.  Lots of bluffs, eye contact, playing with someone else's money and losers.  Thats till you get to the final table, the cards are on the line and then you show your real hand.  Yup, in Washington, in the sleeve, thats where the two aces were hidden.  Aren’t  there six in a deck ?


NEW - BREAKING BUT OLD NEWS  - “THE SECRET WAR”  

It was called the Secret War, the war fought in LAO against the Pathet LAO and Viet Cong, North Vietnamese Cadre, Khmer Rouge, The North Vietnamese Regulars, supported and supplied by China and Russian arms.   And the news that came forth, the tribulations that followed, military failure, corruption, drugs,  a President who lied,  and three following Presidents who told the same lie.   Generals who were generally incompetent and the ultimate abandonment and collapse of the CIA operation leaving the Hmong mountain fighters out in the cold.  

This is the first war the CIA participated in on a scale leading to other involvements in many missions throughout the world.  It is a war I knew too well.   And today we are right back into it.   Ken Burns Documentary and the Movie the POST are finally showing the true legacy of the presidency.  And one day we will be ashamed of what we didn’t learn from the past.   What we did learn is lying is not new to the TRUMP presidency, thou one could say he is the winner with 2000 lies in less that two years.

Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon all lied through their teeth and on tape about the war in Southeast Asia. The excuse was part of it was never exposed because of the CIA involvement. 



NEW - SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY - “ RED TAPE, THE DOD and INDIFFERENCE” 

The Special Forces of the United States, namely the Army Rangers, the SEALS, Marine Recon, Air Force COMMANDOS and Coast Guard Rescue Units and other specialized units hadn’t received any recognition for the work, honor and sacrifice required of their organization purposes and of course the reason, secrecy was number one.   But as news of their exploits came to the surface, it was time to recognize the sacrifices these men and women deserved. 

Thus the Memorial Foundation was formed.  Five projects later and thirty something years, we have completed the latest mission.  It was a three year project that took seventeen years to finish.  

This is the story of the Centcom Memorial, and the INVERNESS Military Service Memorial and those who tried to do the right thing.  And those who did the wrong thing.  dThree of us, have been there from day one, almost seventeen years,  just amazes me, I’m not that patient. In particular,  let me introduce Ms. Ellie Scarfone, PRESIDENT,  Mr. David Troup, TREASURER, and myself, Alan Jacobson, VP/SEC/OPERATIONS.   


NEW - THE FAKE NEWS DEPT Disclaimer - THE TRUMP CHAMBER OF BULLSHIT

Disclaimer:  WELCOME TO FAKE NEWS!   These are articles and excerpts of interest by a variety of great journalists, and much lesser talented ones like myself are about topics I care about with an abundance of occasional personal comment thrown in, to add some humor, insight, disagreement, predictions and I make no claims to be the author of these articles, but I will defend their thoughts and mine with my being and insight. 

I am privileged to know some great writers, cartoonist and creative commenters,  and to bring their insight and thoughts to you.  Of course TRUMP symbiotic with Trotsky - Leninite dogma, all information is FAKE NEWS and invented by the FAKER and presented by the press.  I told a colleague of mine, TRUMPS bullshit is so absurd we just don’t know anyone in the press corp with enough chutzpah to create that kind of crap. 

True, there are only the nit-twits, those words of Donald Trump thats creates fake news since as we have found out by default, he is a FAKE PRESIDENT.   Simple, the true answer to fake news.  Always remember the phrase learned as a child...
“ He who smelt it, dealt it”... How true, how true. You can’t have fake news without a fake creator!

Our Congress appointees whose selfish plans are so obvious,  combined with the GOP base who are “ too gullible, naive or just plain ignorant” of what truth is anymore. They base actually believe the lies and mis-truths.   A problem is as I have learned from those in the psychiatric medical field  is when they learn the truth, they are afraid to mention they screwed up. 

I’m in the middle of the road, a frugal conservative and a helping hand. Let us not waste our resources and money on faulty proposals and rhetoric.  On the other side let us not turn our backs on those with common interest and direction simply needing  a hand up not a hand-out.

They proclaimed they wanted a greater America and got a greater liar and that will result in a greater letdown.  Their anger addressed to a political empire in Congress of the good old boys will save them.  Dumb is when you think the real person screwing you is your friend.  It was that scumbag politician in Congress that screwed you and you voted for him.  Again...

My unique logo represents No Bullsh*t/No Smoke “ Emblification". Go chase that word in your Funk and Wagnalls.  So lets get a few things out of the way because it may take a while to get used to my sense of humor.  I have no problem with communication, I speak in a very “Sardastic", language.  If you grew up in Brooklyn, you are both sarcastic and slightly sadistic.   It’s a new word, “sardastic".  See the Jacobs Dictionary.


NEW - GUNS and MORONS
CONGRESS - NO ACTION
But you better have a sense of humor, as our politicians do.  The problem is they think everything is a joke as long as it does not affect them personally.  Nothing done about gun control mentioned, till one of their own got shot at baseball practice but the check for the NRA which comes with  millions in front insures that not only will the chicken in every pot be relinquished, it will be replaced by your own AR-15 colt sporter so you can shoot your own chicken and a few people you might not like.

I believe in the first amendment, freedom of speech but not the freedom to lie.  It is however not licensed to threaten, harm, defame, insult, irritate, annoy, or impede others.   It is also the importance of Freedom of Religion and the Separation of Church and State. The NRA believes otherwise based on their mis-truths to raise money.

I believe in the second amendment with proper controls and licensing and when the NRA goes back to being of the people and not a political organization, paralleling Congress with lies and bribes, I will again support them.  

But our government is in serious trouble, not just in Tampa nor Charlottesville, it’s the whole TRUMP scenarios team and it affects the entire country, and the world.  Flavored with Nazis and Leninists in the White House, Trump has shown what a bigot he really is, and surrounded by many in his incompetent cabinet of rich uncaring self centered losers who will generate nothing good for the middle and lower classes except more guns and more lies.


NEW - FAKES, FAKIRS AND FAKERS  - THE MODERN MONEY CHANGERS
And the so-called FAKE NEWS  is nothing compared to the fake religionists.   (The art of Religion - the Fakirs)   I write about those in TV Religion, people in the spotlight, those charlatans of GOD’s word.   Those who ask for tithe and buy a new jet or Rolls Royce like the scumbag who collected all the money to feed folks in Haiti and bought a new plane.

And the rich twisted lives some of them, thinking they are above the law, as they bring forth a bevy of bullshit.  They are of a cult called Prosperity Preachers,  and their elaborate schemes for fund-raising.  When Oral Roberts told his flock “ The Lord will take me”  if you do not donate to my organization ( slick word for scam).

I was praying he got a whole bunch of bad checks.  His son was no better, got bounced out of the ORU,  and also a con. In all, we traced almost 26 of these money changers.  They take your money and you get no change.


NEW - ANIMALS AND OTHER NICE THINGS  -  SEE NATURE STORIES

I am one who appreciates nature and the beautiful things our creator offers us.  I am an animal lover and rescuer.   In my work researching some background information for some ethnic stories I found the commonality of religious belief founded in the various tribes located throughout the world.  

From Micronesia, the Far East, Laos and Cambodia, China and India to Alaska to the American Indian, a belief in the soul of animals and objects shares amongst them in some cases in lieu of organize religion.

One of the oldest religions in the world has a name.  Animism from Latin anima, “breath, spirit, life”  is the religious belief that various objects, places and creatures with whom humans engage possess idiosyncratic spiritual qualities.   Animism is the oldest known type of belief system in the world. 

Animism encompasses the beliefs that there is no separation between the spiritual and physical material world, and that souls or spirits exist, not only in humans, but also in some other animals, plants, rocks, geographic features such as mountains or rivers, or other entities of the natural environment, including thunder, wind, and shadows.   Animism thus rejects Cartesian dualism. 

What can we learn from this... its simple,  we have to respect, and protect the other creatures we exist with on this planet.  They are as much a part of us as we are.  Without the other creatures we might not exist.  We are the top of the food chain and you can’t be the top without the supporting elements.

Besides there are some stories about Chimps and Tigers, Florida deadly environment, and Animal rescue.


TRUTH SITES  - SNOPES, POLITIFACT, WIKIPEDIA

I rely heavily on some websites that uncover the distortions and lies, half-truths semi-truths, partial truths,  and creative writing by those lightly equipped underachievers with white powdered brains and sensitivities.  Yes, I repeat a few lines from articles and information after I have sourced them out. Truth is truth.  And I’m making  a point probably shared by others.   

Adding to this collection are the quotes and sometimes “ sick" thoughts of brain-farters, aka "entertainers", false assumptions, and conspiracists, those who come up with things lending comfort to other mentally deprived thinkers, truth or not.  I call them gas hacks, always throwing fuel on the fire.  

Those requiring a checkout, my three favorites check out sites are Snopes.com, PolitiFact’s and for General Information, I reference WIKIPEDIA, the online encyclopedia cross checked with multiple sources.  after compiling from those three, I start my own searching. Then I compile. 

ERRATA

No photographers, brides, grooms, horses, sheep or canines were injured during the writing of this book and if you cannot afford an attorney, my nephew will be available at the usual exaggerated attorney fees for malpractice cases so I can get my cut.  We use two, sometimes three or more ICONS to represent certain circumstance.

"Digger” INDICATES UNDER CONSTRUCTION   

NO SMOKE NO BULLSH*T - You are about to get truth.

         
Skull - Thoughts Deader than Casey’s Balls

          
Heart Attack - Do Not Repair, its Dead 

           
Toilet Stance - Your idea makes me Ill

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