Thursday, May 10, 2012

“Drug Problem”

Hi, my name is John and I have a drug problem, and am pleased that I do.

Posted by John Venlet on 05/10 at 03:54 PM
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“Cool Tourist Story,” or Real Time Prepping for Civil War?

This morning, Drudge linked to two stories, out of Miami, which informed readers that a military “exercise” took place in Miami, in the wee hours of the morning, which were described, by the military, as “realistic urban training.”

One of the stories is headlined Media Characterizes Military Invasion of South Florida as “Cool Tourist Story”, and the other story is headlined Military training in the middle of Miami jolts residents out of bed.

I am not quite certain what to make of the military conducting a “realistic urban training” exercise at 1:45 a.m. EST, with choppers and explosions while many in Miami were in all likelihood asleep.

I am even more uncertain what to make of the military conducting a “realistic urban training” exercise at 1:45 a.m. EST after reading a story linked by Elizabeth Foley at InstaPundit, which is headlined The planned re-election of Obama, revolutionary style, written by Doug Hagmann for Canada Free Press wherein one can read this, amongest other information.

According to my source (“Rosebud” - ed), there is talk among the highest levels of the uppermost echelon of the Department of Homeland Security, which he describes as effectively under the control of Barack Hussein Obama. During this call, he said that the DHS is actively preparing for massive social unrest inside the United States. He then corrected himself, stating that “a civil war” is the more appropriate term. Certain elements of the government are not only expecting and preparing for it, they are actually facilitating it,” stated my source.

“The DHS takes their marching orders from the Obama administration, from Obama himself, but mostly from his un-appointed czars. And Jarrett, especially Valerie Jarrett. Don’t think for a minute that the administration is doing anything to stabilize events in the U.S. They are revolutionaries, and revolutionaries thrive on chaos,” he added.

My source stated that he has not seen things this bad since he began working within DHS. “It’s like they [DHS agency heads] don’t care about what the American people see or feel about what the DHS agencies are doing. They figure that if the average American will put up with being “sexually groped and nuked” just to fly, they’ll accept almost anything. “That’s why their actions are becoming more overt.  “It’s in your face and the brass actually chuckle about it” said my source.

Variations on a Civil War Theme, anyone?

Posted by John Venlet on 05/10 at 12:50 PM
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A Remake of Platoon in Print

Fred Lapides links over to an essay at The American Scholar titled Afghanistan: A Gathering Menace, which was written by one Neil Shea, which purports to explain the whys and wherefores of a recent massacre in Afghanistan.

As I read through Shea’s essay, or “Letter From—Spring 2012,” which has just the right amount of innuendo to compel readers to be shocked and outraged at soldiers and airman serving in Afghanistan, I was struck by how similar the good solider and the bad soldier in Shea’s piece resembled the characters Sgt. Barnes, played by Tom Berenger, and Sgt. Elias, played by William Dafoe, in the movie Platoon.

I wonder if Shea received some writing tips from Oliver Stone?

War is Hell, Additionally, It Is Not Antiseptic

Posted by John Venlet on 05/10 at 11:45 AM
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You Can Only Follow Jesus, Cornel West

The last time Cornel West crossed my view was in August 2002, when I posted a comment after a reading an InstaPundit post regarding West’s landing a role in The Matrix Reloaded as Councillor West, a role which West reprised in The Matrix Revolutions.

In that August 2002 post, at my old and fast disappearing into cyberspace Blogger home, I wished West more success in the movies than he had achieved in the hip hop music industry with his album Sketches of my Culture, which is currently ranked number 263,479 on Amazon’s bestseller list, and is available new for $89.05 (3), as a collectible for $59.95 (1), or used for $12.84 (15), along with various other Cornel West albums.

Today, Cornel West crosses my view via a piece in the New York Magazine titled “I Want to Be Like Jesus”, written by one Lisa Miller.

In Miller’s piece, one can read that West indeed has uttered the phrase “I want to be like Jesus,” and that he also is returning to his former teaching position at Union Theological Seminary, at half his current Princeton University salary, but in large part Miller’s piece is a hodge podge, seven online pages worth, of quotes from West’s associates or acquaintances noting his strong and weak points, and reprimands for West’s leaving the Obama fold with proclamations such as this.

He called Obama “the black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs.” And then he said he wanted to “slap him,” as the article put it, “on the side of his head.”

Based on the title selected for Miller’s piece, “I Want to Be Like Jesus,” I thought there would be a more indepth treatment of the subject of West’s wanting to be like Jesus, and while Miller’s piece does provide a bit more information in regards to West’s wish, as I mentioned, the piece is mostly a hodge podge.

But back to the subject of West’s wishing to be like Jesus.  I’d just like to point out to Mr. West that it is impossible to be like Jesus, you can only follow Him to the best of your individual ability.

Link to West article via Arts & Letters Daily.

Posted by John Venlet on 05/10 at 09:20 AM
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Vote Quote of the Day

I think it’s a very good idea — if you’re going to elect someone at all — to throw your support behind a politician who’s already in prison.

Claire Wolfe

Posted by John Venlet on 05/10 at 07:52 AM
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