My Moonage Daydream

Just toying with a new plugin to see how it works.  Looks like it might do the trick.  Test run here.

I grew up slightly hearing impaired and got lots and lots of lyrics wrong.  Sometimes vastly improving on the originals.  So, occasionally I’m going to toss some karaoke at you all with the “improved” lyrics.  This is my own personal remix of Moonage Daydream.  Please sing along loudly, especially if you’re at work as I am.

I’m an alligator, I’m your mama-papa calling for you
I’m a spaced invader, I’ll be a rock ‘n’ rollin’ bitch for you
Keep your mouth shut, you’re squawking like a pink monkey bird
And I’m busting up my brains for the words
Keep your ‘lectric eye on me babe
Put your ray gun to my head
Press your space face close to mine, love
Freak out in a moonage daydream oh yeah
Don’t fake it baby, lay the real thing on me
The church of man, love, is such a holy place to be
Make me baby, make me know you really care
Make me jump into the air
Keep your ‘lectric eye on me babe
Put your ray gun to my head
Press your space face close to mine, love
Freak out in a moonage daydream oh yeah
Keep your ‘lectric eye on me babe
Put your ray gun to my head
Press your space face close to mine, love
Freak out in a moonage daydream oh yeah
Keep your ‘lectric eye on me babe
Put your ray gun to my head
Press your space face close to mine, love
Freak out in a moonage daydream oh yeah
Freak out, far out, in out, check it out

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Super Secret Zuma launch

Enjoyed yesterday’s broadcast of the ultra-super-secret Zuma launch:

Beautiful launch. Perfect return.

We were never made privy to what the super-secret military satellite was, but I didn’t really care that much.  I just love a good launch.  Prefer the daytime ones when you can see lots more detail, but since this was a super-secret military launch I was watching on public internet streaming, I understood the discretion of launching at night so that nobody could miss it lighting up the night sky.

So, imagine my curiosity when I saw this headline this morning:

It’s not official, but sources say the secretive Zuma satellite was lost

My first, my only, and my official response is, “yeah, sure it is”.

Eric Holder fighting imaginary demons, windmills, and President Trump

First, four days ago, Eric Holder tweeted this:

That tweet was based on absolutely nothing tangible happening anywhere. Not to be out done in his public display of pandering to the left’s paranoia, he tweeted this yesterday:

That one was prompted on, you guessed it, absolutely nothing happening. When questioned about possibly firing Mueller, Trump had this to say:

Asked Sunday night if he was considering firing Mueller, Trump said, “No, I’m not.”

Now, this has been a recurring speculation since January of last year.  Not one single time has Trump even hesitated in stating he has no intention of firing Mueller.  But, Eric Holder, a former US Attorney General, ignored all the evidence and gone with the speculation.  Not much of a lawyerly thing to do.  But then again, no one has ever really held Holder to a lawyerly level of ethics.  But, let’s not get in Holder’s way.  Everyone should be ready to protest anything that might possibly happen whether there’s any reason to believe it’s true or not.  That goes very easily with the liberal mantra of being outraged with everything they imagine could happen.

And you have to wonder how much his personal politics led to the mess we got going in the FBI right now.  This is the guy that felt James Comey should lead the FBI.  Nothing partisan ever came from that, did it?

He’s a partisan hack.  The very last thing this country needs right now.

Rep. Ted Lieu disses the victims of Sutherland Springs, Texas

Once again we’ve had another mass killing.  This week it wasn’t with a truck.  It was with guns.  And as expected, before people could even get out of the hospital, people are politicizing the event to their gain.

Representative Ted Lieu of ( you guessed it… ) California, made it a point to walk out of a moment of silence in Congress for the victims.  He claimed he did it because he just couldn’t remain silent any more.  That whole minute was too much to ask for apparently.  As soon as he got back to his office he began to tweet.  And subsequently had this to offer:

Ok, so he was probably going along OK until he hit that plug for purely partisan participation, “help Dems take back the House”.

Now, my primary gripe is the same with the kneeling NFL players.  They don’t get why their message is being lost by them disrespecting the national anthem and those people who consider it something very important in their lives.  Their intentional disrespect overwhelms the message itself.  They could have publicly made appearances voicing their problems.  The NFL literally falls all over itself when being painted in a socially acceptable ( politically correct ) manner.  There’s ALL kinds of ways they could have positively gotten their message across without intentionally upsetting most of the people they expect to support them.

Same with this asswipe.  He’s expecting people to know that intentionally disrespecting the victims of Sutherland will get his message across so loud and clear no one will care that he dissed the deceased.  That’s worked so well in the past for, whoever it was that walked out of the moment of silence for the Las Vegas victims.  People stormed DC to show their support for those members of Congress who could not find it in themselves to give those victims one minute of respect.  Well, no, actually no one did that.  Most people just wrote about how disgusting they were and their opposition to the NRA was immediately overwhelmed by their crass heartless purely political actions.

Same with Ted.  He couldn’t wait 24 hours after his performance to tout his party affiliation.  Los Angeles, you’ve given us another problem.  We just don’t need more assholes in public positions.  Can you people not elect one person that puts ethics over party?  Please?  Is it too much to ask to put your partisan politics to the side to at the very least show respect for the victims?

Sheez.  Disgusting


Tom Petty

Tom Petty died last night. He had a heart attack yesterday and finally succumbed this morning mercifully. Every performer to me has a point in time that I always remember them by. This is that moment in time to me for Tom Petty. Perfect song, perfect feel, perfect look, perfect performance.

I never got to see Tom in concert. Certainly my fault, not his. He performed his heart out. His last show he said might very well be his last. He was tired of touring and wanted to spend more time with his family.

Hayley Geftman-Gold and the state of higher education

Late last night yet another horrific attack on innocent people took place in Las Vegas.  So far, 59 people have lost their lives, hundreds are injured, and most likely, the number of deceased will still increase.

And before they could even fathom how many people attending a music concert had lost their lives, Hayley Geftman-Gold had this nightmarish comment on Facebook:

“If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing,” wrote Geftman-Gold on Facebook, perhaps referring to Sandy Hook. “I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters.

That’s right, she’s not sympathetic because they’re in a different party.

That is insane.

But, what really bothers me about this isn’t the fact she’s spouting the radical liberal mantra that all Republicans are fascists demanding the right to bear arms, but that she’s not some common thug off the street.  She graduated from The University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Law School.  She, is a product, of our highest education.   And, being a product of our highest education, she was basically handed lucrative jobs at MTV and eventually CBS.  Now, the caveat I will toss in here is CBS immediately did the right thing and fired her, but she was a VICE PRESIDENT.  And, I’m not willing to assume she very suddenly overnight became so radical that some people are dispensable because they MIGHT support the Second Amendment, she was thinking this way the entire time she was representing legal issues for both MTV and CBS.  The legal department at these places tell the others what they can legally say, and not say.  Think about that for one second.  She fit right in at CBS until she went overboard.

But, as much of a monster as she is, this is what our higher education is creating.  The level of intolerance for the most educated in the country is scary any more.  Listen to the rhetoric we quote from professors practically every day.  It sounds like Nazi eugenics.  These people either are completely ignorant of everyday knowledge such as The Bill of Rights and The US Constitution, or, they don’t care.  They preach that they are somehow smarter than the people that created a system of government that’s lasted a lot longer than they’ve been around.  They show complete disdain and contempt for the economic system that put them through college.  And, what’s worse, is the complete intolerance we see at Berkeley and others of allowing free speech.  They’re terrified of it.  Where does this come from?  This woman isn’t so out of line with what her piers are saying.  That unless you completely agree with their politics, you’re dispensable.

Even if it’s only assumed.

God help us if this is the best we can do.  Higher education in the United States needs a gut check.  Right now.  The values they’re instilling in our future leaders is amoral at best.  I don’t get it.

For what it’s worth, Hayley has apologized, after she lost her job and almost everyone agreed on how horrible she is.

Riot! Riot! Riot!

Possibly my favorite Bowie fan-vid. The video fits the mood of the song perfectly. Especially the transition at the end when it echoes “riot” to the end.

What’s especially fun is the fact Bowie doesn’t say “riot”. It’s “bruh”. As in “brother”. Everyone says that today. No one said it in 1974. The dude was always ahead of his time. And Diamonds Dogs is still one of the five must-have David Bowie albums to fully appreciate the experience of this genius.

Ken Storey

Ken Storey is an otherwise unknown professor at the University of Tampa.  He apparently doesn’t like conservatives, or Republicans, or people who are not socialists.  Witnessing the atrocities hurricane Harvey was inflicting on people of all political beliefs and affiliations, he had those reassuring words to offer.

And, not to be outdone, took it up a notch to include people who haven’t suffered yet:

He very quickly took it down AFTER his employer strongly condemned his tweets:

So, who here feels like I do?  I’m sick and tired of people accusing innocents of hate while hating overtly and publicly.  The original post was Ken Storey being honest.  He truly thinks people who voted against his preferred candidate should suffer horribly.  That’s hate people.  Assuming someone else does because you don’t agree with them isn’t.  You just don’t get much more hate filled than what Ken Storey said.  the University of Tampa has a choice to make.  They show people they don’t tolerate hate and do something about it.  Or, they can show people that they do tolerate hate and keep him.  That’s their choice.  Hate can’t be tolerated as long as you agree with it.  If people want it to go away, they have to get rid of their own first.

Next day update: The University of Tampa has fired Ken Storey.

University spokesman Eric Cardenas said in a statement Tuesday that Storey was fired after the school weathered an outpouring of online outrage over the comments.

Good.  This guy doesn’t need to be anywhere near kids.