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Terminator Genisys

2015-07-07T09:50:36+00:00

I enjoy a good apocalyptic film now and then, especially if it has to do with machines wiping out humans. So I went to see “Terminator Genisys” over the weekend. I don’t go to theatres much anymore since there’s nothing worth seeing, but my enjoyment of the Terminator franchise outweighed my loathing of Hollywood. This time.

So I was wrong. Terminator Genisys was probably the poorest effort among the five films so far, somewhere between Terminator Salvation (#4, which was the worst in my opinion) and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. It was nice to see Arnold Schwarzenegger playing the role again, even though most of the other actors were miscast. But the plot had so many unexplained parts, and outright holes in it, that it made it very frustrating to watch. I can follow time travel plots pretty well, but this one had me confused. And it only made it worse when the film’s writers admit that crucial plot points are in fact not mentioned in the film.

So, if you like the Terminator series, by all means, see Terminator Genisys. But don’t expect it to be as good as the first three films, because it isn’t.

Time to cut Greece loose from the Euro

2015-07-02T12:25:25+00:00

Greece, Europe’s perennial beggar, is begging for more money again. Hopefully the “troika” of European countries who lead the endless bailout of Greece will say “no,” and Greece will leave the European Union and the Euro monetary unit. The foolishness has gone on long enough, and I’m sure most Europeans are tired of throwing good money after bad, into the endless sinkhole of Greek debt. Will Greece leaving the Euro kill the Euro? Hopefully. The Euro was a stupid idea to begin with.

Time to cut Greece loose. Only then can it devalue its currency (the drachma) enough to make its goods exportable again, and to entice foreign investment. Otherwise, the problem of Greece’s poverty, foolish government spending, and endlessly-mounting debt will simply continue until the next time Greece announces that it can’t pay its debts (i.e., next month).

Feline Alzheimer’s disease

2015-06-29T09:41:56+00:00

One of our cats is getting old. And he’s getting forgetful. He forgets to eat. I think it’s feline Alzheimer’s disease.

We’ll put food in front of him, and entice him to eat. He’ll eat for a bit, and then he’ll forget what he was doing and he wanders away. His teeth are fine. His blood values are fine. There’s nothing the mechanics can identify as being wrong with him. But he just doesn’t eat anymore. Sometimes we inject him with steroids and vitamins to kickstart his appetite. But they seem to have little effect now.

It helps if we stand over him and rub him and pet him. It seems to keep him focused. But the minute we stop, he wanders away. We heat his food a little, make it soupy, rotate his food choices each day. It doesn’t seem to make much of a difference anymore. He’s just not interested.

Darling wife is upset, because she has worked hard to socialize this once-feral cat. It’s only been in the last couple of years that he’s allowed her to touch him and pet him. He’ll let me do it too, but I usually have to corner him to do it.

The end is near for him, I think. He’s losing weight, and a cat can only do that up to a point. I’m not unhappy, because he’s always a been a problem. But darling wife is sad to see him go. And it makes me sad to see her sad.

Hopefully he’ll go quickly.

What happens when lawyers decide what a society should believe

2015-06-26T13:29:55+00:00

Today we saw what happens when five lawyers (of the nine on the bench of the US Supreme Court) decide what a society, what a nation, should believe. In the case of Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex couples have the right to marry, under the 14th Amendment. Never mind that the 14th Amendment was not written with that idea in mind. Five justices on the court wanted to rule in favor of the plaintiffs, and so they invented law, using the concept that the US Constitution is a “living document,” and it can be subverted and perverted in whatever ways are necessary to achieve a goal. Now same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states.

That’s unfortunate, because this is only one step in the endless battle that “progressives” (also called Communists) wage to destroy societies so that Communism can take control. The next steps in the culture war are, in no particular order:

  • Legalizing polygamy/group marriages
  • Legalizing beastiality
  • Legalizing incest and incestuous marriages
  • Legalizing posthumous marriage
  • Legalizing child marriage
  • Legalizing rape (revising the age limit of statutory rape downward)

This process will take decades, but it is already under way. For example, you can see polygamy being promoted in television shows like “Big Love,” “Sister Wives,” “My Five Wives,” and “Modern Polygamy.” The media effort to condition society to accept polygamy has been underway for more than a decade. Expect the other deviant practices to show up on a television screen near you in the coming years.

The ruling today on same-sex marriage was weak, five to four. Another ruling which instructed society on what to believe (Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in 1973), was stronger (seven to two). Roe v. Wade touched off an unending culture war which has recently seen abortion on the losing side of most battles, and a majority of young people now frown on abortion. Given that same-sex marriage affects only the 1.6 percent of the US population that self-identifies as gay, and given that same-sex marriage was legalized by a weak majority of five to four on the Supreme Court, this new front in the culture war has an excellent chance of being rolled back in the coming years.

It’s sad that the Supreme Court chose to blatantly disregard the will of the people in the many states which voted to ban same-sex marriages, and that they again chose to invent law (again using the 14th Amendment, as they did in Roe v. Wade). The culture of the United States is becoming less based on democracy and free will, and more based on theocracy, the religion of progressivism, imposed by a tiny minority of government functionaries at the behest of a tiny minority of activists and lobbyists, and enforced at gunpoint by the government.

However, rules like this one that support “progressive” causes can only be enforced as long as the government exists. When the government falls, as all governments do, the underlying rules of society will reassert themselves.

It’s just a question of when.

UPDATE: The ink was barely dry on Friday’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage, when Politico began the next campaign – for polygamy.

I told you so.

Another Obama administration figure with Communist ties

2015-06-24T12:20:23+00:00

Dear Leader Obama’s Communist connections are well-documented, and those connections are routinely ignored by the Communist-leaning mass media. But now there is new information about the Communist connections of Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s handler. Officially her title is “Senior Advisor to the President,” but she holds the same position that Grigori Rasputin held in the court of Czar Nicholas II of Russia (1894-1917). She basically does Obama’s “thinking” for him. She gives orders and he acts as the mouthpiece.

Newly-discovered FBI files now illustrate Valerie Jarrett’s deep ties to the Communist party in her family. Specifically, her father, maternal grandfather, and father-in-law were all Communists. Logically, she is also, though she would never admit it. Her actions, through Obama and his initiatives, indicate her Communist intentions.

It’s unfortunate that most Americans won’t pay attention to this, just as they don’t pay attention to the damage that Obama’s initiatives are doing to the United States.

Hopefully I will be recalled back to Mars before the country completely collapses. Last-minute evacuations can be very disorganized.

Men Without Hats, “Where Do the Boys Go?”

2015-06-24T12:01:55+00:00

Better than caffeine in the morning. Because your heads are filled with things that didn’t matter anyway.

Peter Gabriel, “Normal Life”

2015-06-23T12:55:28+00:00

This song has always spoken to me for some reason. Probably because this life is not normal for me. Most of my lives are sweaty, violent, and short. So all of this peace and contentment is unexplored territory. And the song is peaceful. Sort of.

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