Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Lady America's On the Rebound

I hear America's pretty done with her current "leader." I understand that feeling. Sometimes a partnership just doesn't work out, and splitting up is the only option. Yeah. I hear you. sister.

You and I have a lot in common.

The whole idea of being with someone else is frightening. We have been damaged. We have been misunderstood and mistreated. We long for a leader that can make us whole...make us great again.

When I considered the idea of choosing a new partner, I was wary. I wasn't sure I knew what I wanted. I knew what I didn't want, though. I was certain I didn't want what I had had.

Things I knew I didn't want:

Immaturity




Lack of Intelligence


Brash unkindness



Selfishness


Of all of the qualities I wanted to avoid, SELFISHNESS was the worst. Someone who is selfish canoot be trusted. He will seek his own interest in spite of the longterm consequences or who it may hurt. I knew for sure I didn't want that AGAIN.

And yet, for some reason I can't comprehend, my beloved country is dating THIS MAN:

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Tomorrow Is the End of the World!!!!

Ten years ago tomorrow, Al Gore went to Sundance and for the premiere of his comedy, An Inconvenient Truth, and told the assembled gullible fools audience members that within ten years, the climate should have warmed to "planetary emergency levels.

Now, I know it's been a fairly mild winter, so far (knock on wood), but I can't see that the entire planet is going to warm to a crisis level in the next twenty-four hour, so color me unconvinced. 

Of course, we all know what climate change is REALLY about: It's a way for fraudsters and racists like Al Gore to get rich by skimming the top off what they force everyone else to pay to African dictators to force their subjects to live in huts under Stone Age conditions.

Al Gore is a despicable human being who would be ashamed of himself if he had any capacity whatsoever for self-analysis and introspection. 

Wow did we dodge a bullet in 2000. Thank God the Supreme Court actual got one right.

And frankly, does any non-liberal believe this garbage anymore? We've seen the idea that 97% of "scientists" believe in climate change. Maybe they meant "scientologists." Frankly, as far as climate change is concerned, it's hard to tell the difference between scientists and scientologists, anymore.

So, in honor of the Climate Holocaust that wasn't, I suggest we party, not like it's 1999, but rather like Tomorrow is the End of the World!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Where kids of all ages can fly!

Brief note:  Happy birthday to my mom, who turned 80 this past weekend!

We took her to our local indoor sky-diving place, "iFly", and she had a blast! It was her first time, and she did great!




Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Music Time: Mark Gagliardi: Let God Do the Rest

All right, not specifically political, not funny at all, not really a religious song,but I wanted to share this with you.

I know you're probably wondering who this "Mark Gagliardi" guy is. Maybe even did a Google search and came up with some actor that didn't seem to be a musician. Well, that's not the Mark that sings this song. The Mark that sings this song is my cousin, and he's been making music for years.

This song, as he says, started out as a protest song  and ended up a tribute to fathers. In particular, he had his dad in mind as he wrote it. The video itself is just a collection of family photos, centered around his father, my Uncle John, who was one of the finest men you could ever have hoped to meet. He left the world last July, and it's my firm and unshakable belief that he is in a far better place than this, even Paradise.

The woman with him is my Aunt Doris, and they were married for more than sixty years. The party in the video at which they are dancing was their 60th anniversary party, and I have to believe they were as much in love then as the day they married. I believe that that love still endures.

 My prayer for those of you reading this is that you should find a love so strong and lasting that it carries you to eternity.

I cant seem to get the embed to work but here is a link to the video.

Anyway, enjoy the song.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Further Case For Trump

♪ America! Trump Yeah! ♪
 
I told you all several days ago I was gonna be working overtime campaigning for Donald Trump, even though I have nothing to do with his campaign and frankly don't like him. I've never even really watched The Apprentice. But I gave my arguments for why I am doing it, and here I am doing it. 
 
Actually I had better things to do today, but that State of the Union brought all this up in my mind again. President Obama said basically that America is already great and everything is wonderful and we should ignore people saying we need to return to some kind of greatness.

Does anyone really believe that? I mean, if you look at the US today, can you really, honestly, truly say that we are the greatest we've ever been?

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

My Fellow Hyphenated Americans

Democratic National Committee Chair Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has invited a Muslim-American donor doctor to be her guest at President Obama’s final State of the Union address. At the suggestion of Representative Keith Ellison, Schultz, along with her other pretentious-American colleagues have invited Muslims to the SOTU, in an apparent attempt to torture their guests by obligating them to attend the annual pinhead promenade.

Monday, January 11, 2016

NP Presidential Primary Endorsements

As the primary season approaches, it is incumbent upon us as American citizens to choose wisely those who would be the standard bearers for our political parties. Here at Nuking Politics, we take this responsibility quite seriously. After much consultation and consideration (and beer), we have decided on the candidates we can endorse as the presidential contenders for the two major parties.


We would like to give an overview of the candidates, and our reasons for our decisions in order that you, our readers, might make the best, most informed decision possible.


Ready?


Good. Let's go.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Movie Note Update: The Force Awakens

Okay, I know I wrote on this a few weeks ago, but I've got something to add.

I wanted to see the movie again, and this time I took She Who Must Be Obeyed (SWMBO), as well as my boy again. We took our special edition 3D glasses:
and wore our troll shirts:
and got there just before the movie started. 

Anyway, SWMBO, did not like the prequels (except for the end of Episode 2, with A**-kicking Yoda, which is the only part of any of the three prequels she liked), and didn't want to go see this one. But after it was over she told me she was glad I'd talked her into it and that she was looking forward to seeing more. She also said the 3D was totally worth it, in this case, which surprised me.

I also wanted to add that this is the first movie that I was actually excited to see a second time in the theater in  LONG time. And I'm glad I did. It was impossible to live up to the hype, you know that's true. But having got the basics of the plot, the jaw-dropping spoilers out of the way, it was great to sit back and see how beautiful this movie actually is. It is really beautiful to look at, and the 3D really DOES add to it the second time around. The chemistry of the characters is good, and there is a lot of humor that I missed the first time around.

So, if you were a bit disappointed the first time around, maybe give it a second shot. I think I;m going to discount day on Tuesday. Yeah, I liked it that much, this time.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Here’s Your Spoon

In 2009, in an article in the Wall Street Journal, economic writer Stephen Moore relayed a conversation he had over dinner with the noted economist Milton Friedman:

At one of our dinners, Milton recalled traveling to an Asian country in the 1960s and visiting a worksite where a new canal was being built. He was shocked to see that, instead of modern tractors and earth movers, the workers had shovels. He asked why there were so few machines. The government bureaucrat explained: “You don’t understand. This is a jobs program.” To which Milton replied: “Oh, I thought you were trying to build a canal. If it’s jobs you want, then you should give these workers spoons, not shovels.”

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Words mean things

I think I'll just leave this here...


I fear we're losing our language to the Left, and it will come back to bite us. Again.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Keln's New Years Fireside Chat

And you thought it was time for Fibber McGee and Molly...


I see Arik posted his New Year's resolutions. Nice. I thought about doing that, but I am just really against New Years resolutions. Someone brought them up the other day and I had this sudden stroke of genius that made me utter this really quotable thing like you would see on a motivational poster:
New Years resolutions are like a prefabricated list of your future failures. Don't make resolutions, take actions.
Wow, that sound really deep right? Well, not really. I mean, I think the first part is really spot on. And Arik riffed on that plenty good. I mean it wouldn't be funny if we all didn't know it was true that we all basically fail at most New Years resolutions unless we set the bar ridiculously low.

The second part of my quote sounds like a Nike commercial. It is basically "Just Do It" reworded. I should have just left that part off. But of course the people I was talking to took it as some sort of wisdom and congratulated me on either coming up with a great saying or ripping someone else off that is really wise and stuff.

As a side note, if you really consider any old famous quote, the vast majority of them are kind of stupid. Take "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country". On the surface that sounds good. You know, don't ask for handouts and stuff from your country. You should instead be asking how you can contribute. But wait...what do you mean ask how I can contribute? Isn't paying taxes enough? Isn't serving in the military enough? What more do these collectivist clowns want from me? See what I mean? Not that great of a quote.

Resolutions 2016

Well, it's 2016. January 2, to be exact, and time for those darned resolutions. "Why January 2?" you may be asking?  Well, I'm tired of being on time and punctual, and resolve to be a day late and a dollar short.

So, without further delay, let's get started.

I like to start by reviewing the status of last year's resolutions. It allows me to have a baseline to make the new resolutions from.

I wanted to start by saying that, after 40-odd years, I have finally achieved all of my goals and attained perfection, but I suspect there's not a one of you out there who would swallow that crap.

Anyway: Status Report on Last Year's Resolutions:

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Another Aneurversary:Six Years On

Today marks six years since my stroke.

I'm scheduling this to post at 3am, which is the last actual clock time I remember for the next three weeks.

I was talking to my mom recently, and she told me that my chance of making it to the hospital alive was about five percent. And the chance of surviving surgery also about five percent. Though the odds that I'd make it TO surgery were significantly less than that.

I don't know why God chose to save me.

Some of the time since has been good. Much has been miserable, especially the last couple years.

I know this seems terrible and ungrateful and whatever, but if I could give pre-aneurysm me a little advice ten minutes before it happened, I would tell him to take a few Motrin and try to sleep it off.

I think I would easily give up the whole last six years to erase most of the last three.

Sorry to be depressing, this soon after Christmas, but I don't have anyone else to tell, other than my mostly anonymous blog-friends. So, maybe 4 or 5 people. And a few random people that might stray in.

Thank You for listening.


Monday, December 28, 2015

A Tale of Two Christmas Lists


So, I have two rotten children at home, one of whom is a fervent believer in Santa, and the other who is not so much anymore. The latter, Brenna, came to her conclusion two years ago, at which point she asked us is she could stuff her brother's stocking. We assented, and she had such a great time that she has now done it three years running. The former, Jake, was apparently having his doubts this year, which I will detail in the second part of this post.

I make no moral equivalence between the two lists my children presented this year: One is written in the spirit of knowledge, the other in the spirit of faith. I cherish them both in different ways. Brenna's is, as expected, a masterpiece of evil. Jake's is a masterpiece of innocence.

In the first part, however, I will share Brenna's Christmas list, which was, like last year, a PowerPoint presentation. If you haven't seen it, you may view it at this link. The difference is, this year it was a single presentation and I didn't have to edit them or organize them in n the slightest. I just put a few notes after some of the pictures.

The genius of her evil grows.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Happy Christmas

Now that all the presents are opened, and (depending on what time you're reading this) the dinner is well and truly eaten, and the relatives have (finally) left, and while the Spirit you're feeling is still that of the warm glow of a well-spent Christmas and not of the spiked egg nog, well-consumed, I'd just like to say a few words, if I may.


Christmas is generally celebrated as the Birth of Christ, but from what I gather, most people don't believe that it is actual calendar day of His birth. In fact, most scholars and experts that I've read believe His birth to be in early spring, with the new lambs, which is rich with symbolism I assume I don't need to review.


Anyway, from the knowledge I have accumulated over the years, it seems that most of the traditions we have surrounding the holiday itself are adapted from pagan rites and rituals of ancient times, right down to the date, so near to the winter solstice.


This was a potent source of strife in my family as I was growing up. I've stated before that the Christmas season was always a time of much yelling and arguing around my house.


So, now that I have kids of my own, I wanted to know what course I should follow, which way I should turn. And after a lot of prayer and some light reading and some time spent in classes at church. I think I have an answer.


Would you like to hear it?

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Humbugs

It's no secret around here that I am, shall we say, NOT a fan of Christmas music. And further, that I consider it my sacred duty to ruin the enjoyment of said music of all those that I come in contact with,

Thus begins another round of off-kilter stuff.

This first is actually my new favorite Christmas song, for this year  at least. There were  bunch of homemade videos of it on YouTube, and a live version, but I kind of like watching this guy translate the lyrics into American Sign Language. Music for the Deaf. What will they think of next...


Monday, December 21, 2015

Movie Note:Star Wars:The Force Awakens

Well, it's here: the moment you know you've been waiting for, that magical instant when I tell you whether the new Star Wars movie is worth seeing or not.


That is what you've been waiting for, right?


Right.


Anyway, I took my son, El Boyo Loco, with me to see the movie. We got our tickets well in advance, IMAX, 3D, the works. (Geek alert: I also bought the whole set of Star Wars themed 3D glasses they were selling at the theater.) We got there an hour early and there were already 50 people in line to get into the auditorium. But, we got good seats, and after what seemed a nearly infinite number of previews, the movie started, and I started tearing up.


Yeah, I'm a big baby. But I grew up with the Original Trilogy, and that was about as close as I got to a truly spiritual religious experience until I was MUCH older.


So, I will try to keep this as spoiler free as possible: No major plot reveals, none of the twists or surprises.


Was the movie worth seeing?

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Video: Hillary's Presidential Qualifications Set to Music

When famous composer John Cage wrote this piece, I don't think he had the 2016 election in mind, nor do I suspect he considered at the time that Hillary Clinton might be running for office.

Yet, this piece subtly captures the nuances of her resumé, from A to Zed.

Make sure you stick around for the big finish!



Come to think of it, it pretty well encapsulates all of the accomplishments of the Obama administration, as well.