Saturday, July 2, 2016

The 4th of July in Neverland

In case you were wondering if there was any impact of top ranked universities dropping the requirement that history majors study U.S. history:

Apparently, yes. Sadly, non-history majors know even less.

God bless America - we’re going to need it with this, the most expensively non-educated generation ever to emerge from the hallowed halls of America’s propagandist system.

grumpy cat duct tape

As long as you get them while they’re still young:

peter pan duct tapedThe Peter Pan generation can’t be duct taped soon enough

Welcome to the 4th of July in Neverland, where the word “independence” no longer exists.

The Millennial Anthem: “run, run, lost boy,they say to me; away from all reality”

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Buttons and Bows – redux

Apropos of nothing, other than a comment yesterday regarding Lady M’s proclivity for large bows, I’m doing a holiday weekend re-run of this Buttons and Bows post from 2011. It seems a long time ago doesn’t it? Who’d of thunk at the time that this was as good as it was going to get?

Any-hoo, if nothing else I think you’ll enjoy the Wons’ do-si-do dance steps. Welcome to the not-yet-way-back-enough machine.


It is amazing isn’t it, Lady M”s special gift? She can lighten the mood of any event. Take yesterday for example. What would have been just another somber day of remembrance was brightened considerable just by Lady M’s presence.

For the occasion she chose an appropriate wardrobe of buttons and bows gauged to present a nice balance between consolation and cheeriness.

We ended our day by attending the Concert for HOPE (not a campaign event) at the Kennedy Center. The concert was originally scheduled for the Washington Cathedral, but as you recall the church was damaged in the earthquake that Bu-rocked our world a couple of weeks ago:

natl cathedral damageSuicidal angels at the National Cathedral plummeted to the ground, apparently in solidarity with the Teamsters

To cap off our busy day of service Lady M tied herself all up in a big bow.  Or a knot. Or a bowknot. Whatever. It was big.

mo big bo

Bows can be a fashion icon’s signature, and for awhile Lady M thought it might be hers, as well as Aretha’s.


Butt then we switched to backwards sweaters, boob belts and bangles.

Anyway, throughout the day of remembrance and service, MO tried to keep things on a light note by relying on musical themes to convey an air of cheerful celebration while she was performing her national service. Her two themes for the day were “Buttons and Bows” and, with a bow to Americana, “Square Dance Patter”.


Two are not like the other two (H/T: Gerard)

You’ve already seen the “bows,” here are the “buttons.”


Here is the rest of the day, set to square dance “patters”

“Swing your partner Round and Round

And turn your corner upside down.”

swing baby swing mo

“Right foot up and a left foot down,

And make that big foot jar the ground”

123 hike mo

“Bow to you partner and the corner miss,
To the opposite lady just blow a kiss”

mobo unison hugs

“Old Ida Red she ain't no fool,
She can put a saddle on a hump back mule”


“Promenade round that ring so fine
Till the cows come home
And the Oxen-dine”


“Same old boy, same old route,
Good old shoes that won't wear out”


“Some girls are pretty, and some are not,
But boy, you're stuck with the one you've got”

mo shanks

“Swing with Mary, swing with Grace,
Allemande left with old Prune Face”

bomo clap your hands

“The little banty rooster told the little banty hen,
I'll meet you around the corner at about a half past ten”

muddy shanksville

“We don't care just how we look,
'cause we're gonna have our picture took”

group mug -excellent fit

“A right and left around the ring
While the roosters crow and the birdies sing”

mo hmmm

“Comb your hair & button your shoe,
promenade home like you always do.”

mobo walkin away

Seriously, nobody knows how to do service and remembrance quite like the Wons.

Except maybe Frasier. So extraordinary, unexpected and smile inducing was Lady M’s musically inspired ensemble, that one of my bosses over at RIGHTNETWORK, co-founder and noted psychiatrist, Dr. Frasier Crane, performed a tribute to her fashion statement, by singing his signature piece from the Oscar winning movie, “Paleface.”


Oh yeah! I think we’re getting the old band back together for one more gig!


rerun van pelt

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Michelle Marrakesh Express Mashup

Looking at the world through the sunset in your eyes
Traveling the train through clear Moroccan skies
Ducks and pigs and chickens call
Animal carpet wall to wall
American ladies five-foot tall in blue


I feel pretty!


Oh, so pretty!

Morocco US First Lady

I feel pretty and witty and bright!

mo feels pretty


Wouldn't you know we're riding on the Marrakesh Express
Wouldn't you know we're riding on the Marrakesh Express
They're taking me to Marrakesh
All aboard the train, all aboard the train

mo witty

All the boys think she's a spy
She's got Bette Davis eyes!

Michelle-Obama-Peter-Pilotto-Dress-Marrakesh-June-2016 bd eyes

She got Marilyn Monroe thighs!

marilyn moves

Wouldn't you know we're riding on the Marrakesh Express
Wouldn't you know we're riding on the Marrakesh Express
They're taking me to Marrakesh
All aboard the train, all aboard the train

Marrakech iftarLadies who lunch, Marrakesh style

Hi boys and girls; I’m in  Marrakesh! To tell them how important it is to let girls learn! if they just study hard, do all the right things they, too, can grow up to be the Queen of Morocco! And host a lovely little Iftar dinner…for the ladies, segregated from the menfolk. Because, you see, in Muslim countries women are still considered chattel; inferior, subservient beings to be owned and traded! Not much better than dogs, really. Butt let’s let them learn. Let’s let them all learn!


All aboard!

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Hillary: the Luckiest Woman in the World

No kidding, is Hillary the luckiest woman in the world or what? Yesterday’s big headline  - “JV Team Slaughters Home Team” was most fortunate for old Hillz. Now even the few people who would have reported something other than “Hillary exonerated in Benghazi, Again” will be talking about Istanbul instead.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch thinks we need to fight these terrorists with love; what say you?


Peace out, as they like to say in the White House.

obama-peace out

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Our 21st Century Smurf-ragettes

The suffragettes of the early 20th century demanded a woman’s right to vote.

Screen Capture #328

The Smufragettes, the 21st century heirs of that proud legacy, demand a woman’s right to have an abortion  anywhere, anytime and now apparently by anyone.

I wish the Supreme Court would be half as vigilant with respect to our Second Amendment Rights – which are specifically spelled out in the Constitution - as they are abortion rights – which are derived from an “interesting,”  and unprecedented “privacy” interpretation of the 14th amendment’s equal protection clause that guarantees your right to not have your house searched without a warrant. (Aside: a “fetus” not being a “person” does not fall under the equal protection clause.)

You’ve come a long way, baby!

Via Larwyn’s Linx 

ER-GG-FF16-PINKThe Virginia Slim: Because No, Virginia, there isn’t a Santa Claus. Protect yourself. 

Seriously, imagine the uproar if women who’ve had abortions were required to be placed in a data base! I  think the smurfragettes would have a word or two to say about that.


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Monday, June 27, 2016

No Comment Required

Did you ever - and I mean ever - think the San Francisco Gay Pride parade would be boycotted for not being queer enough? Because it was too corporate, too straight and too white…

pride san fran

to “feel like an appropriate setting to show LGBT solidarity?” Yeah, me either.

And not only that butt it’s apparently too racist as well:

The Bay Area’s chapter of Black Lives Matter (BLM) has officially pulled out of San Francisco’s gay pride parade because the city is providing an increased police presence for security. –Breitbart

Don’t you hate it when your identity groups fight amongst themselves?


Meanwhile, in international news, Gay Pride parade banned in Istanbulas reported in the appropriately titled NO COMMENT section of Euro News. Of course there’s no point having a parade in a Muslim country where, as everyone knows, they simply “do not have that phenomenon.” Probably because of the way they deal with it when they do.


And in related news, no Gay Pride parades were held in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq or anywhere else in the Islamic State. TRIGGER WARNING: Microaggresion ahead.

isis throws gay man from roof

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Make America Clinton’s Again

Who took the “news” out of newspaper, news report and news coverage?

Let’s look no further than just last Friday as demonstration of this sad state of affairs. Early Friday morning when Christiane Amonpour finally processed the results of the Brexit vote to “LEAVE”  she released a  venomous attack and condemnation of those who led and voted for Brexit. Not only did she blur the line between reporting and commentary, she veered into the advocacy lane and steered right into proselytizing.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: So, this is a moment of destiny that many, many people, the overwhelming, the overwhelming preponderance of experts and independent analysts and allies of the UK and the scientists, and the academics and the economists and the business and even the  sports people, the overwhelming majority said, "Stay in the EU." The people wanted to do something different.

How dare they? The preponderance of experts and analysts…and SPORTS PEOPLE! We had a CONSENSUS! Where did all these heretics come from!?!


And then there was this non-news story that I read in the USA Today rag that hotels insist on leaving outside my room when I’m traveling, which I am. It’s titled Trump's company tricked investors. Here's how.

First, there is no NEWs in this “story,” it is simply a rerun of a story from 2002 about a questionable earnings release in 2000 by Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts that the SEC claimed was misleading. There was no attempt to explain the phenomena of pro forma earnings releases that swept the country in the late 90’s. There was no explanation that in the world of accounting “pro-forma” is practically a synonym for “misleading.”

hillary pro forma

Butt for crying out loud:


If you see “pro forma” in an earnings release it should trigger a flashing red light that sends any sensible investor to the company’s public SEC filing of their financial statements where they are required to use Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. That’s where you can find out what’s really going on. Butt that’s too hard. And that’s another post.

The point is, the main story in Friday’s Money section was a Trump smear piece based on a 16 year old incident and a 14 year old story that contained zero new information. When was the last time USA Today covered a negative story about Hillary Clinton – old or new?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big proponent of complete disclosure – in business, politics and journalism. I don’t like it when companies lie to me, I hate it when politicians lie to me and I abhor journalists who pretend to be neutral observers when in fact they are flag bearers for the Make America Clinton’s Again camp.

hillary-clinton-bill-clinton-scandals-home_0“All of your votes are belong to us!”

FOOTNOTE: Pro Forma Definition - 

Pro forma refers to a set of financial statements that incorporate assumptions or hypothetical conditions regarding past or future events. Pro forma statements are useful for presenting possible financial results, but must be viewed with caution if the underlying assumptions are not valid or not likely.Accounting Dictionary

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