Saturday, 7 November 2015

Carson and the Pyramids

I noticed this week that Doctor Carson got into trouble for discussing his thinking over the purpose the Egyptian Pyramids.

One must note that within the US news media team, there are ten thousand things that you need to have some platform or standing upon.  Some include:

- Do you believe Elvis is really dead?
- Do you believe that Disneyland is an evil corporation?
- Do you believe in witches?
- Do you believe in trailer-park tramps being able to recover from their status in life?
- Do you believe that aliens do visit Earth?
- Do you believe in genies, like the Muslim guys do?
- Do you believe that automatic transmissions are better than stick-shift?
- Do you agree with the NCAA bowl process?
- Do you believe that pancakes are better than waffles?
- Do you believe a person should have the right to burn leaves in their front yard?
- Do you believe President Obama is a Muslim?

Do you vote for a President with such beliefs?  The news media would prefer you turn your processes across many difference questions.

As for Doctor Carson's belief in the Pyramids being used for grain?  You can't prove it....but you can't disprove it.  Go talk to any Egyptian expert and they will simply say that they think (without much concrete evidence) that it's a grave or monument.  But they aren't 100-percent sure.

Me?  I think they built the Pyramids as a tourist trap and knew 4,000 years ago that it'd pay off eventually in a big way.  People go out there today and funnel several thousand dollars into the Egyptian economy.....just to spend two weeks walking around and looking at old stuff. It's effective and works.

Marine Hillary?

At some point in 1975, Hillary Clinton (well, this was before Bill and the marriage) got this stupid idea.  She would go down at the age of twenty-five and try to sign up with the Marines.  Bill on a couple of occasions tells the story as well....but says it was the Army.

None of this would matter but this story over Doctor Carson came out, and some folks decided it was time to bring up the Hillary story once again.

On the truth scale?  No one is sure.  Some folks think that it might have happened and she was intending to look at the JAG service of the Marines, to be a military lawyer for a couple of years.  Some folks think she was merely testing the military to see if they would even talk to her as a woman.

My humble opinion?

Well....here's what I think.  Hillary and Bill during this time period of the early 70's were smoking a fair amount of marijuana.  I think on some weekend cycle of heavy smoking....she came out of the haze with some crazy idea of joining the Marines.  She probably did a hit or two early on a Monday morning and still in this dazed condition....walked into the Marine recruiter station.

The Marine officer talked over options to a dazed Ms Rodhem.  Maybe toward the end of the speech and interview....the Marine hinted that some drug test would be required, and that the Marines were definitely anti-drug....anti-marijuana....and if she ever tested positive, she'd be kicked out of the Marines with a bad record.

A dazed Ms Rodhem went back home....had a wine or two....came to her senses, and realized that if you went into the Marines....you couldn't smoke marijuana on a regular basis.  Plus, it probably bothered her that you had to wear a uniform....do push-ups....agree to shoot people that were the enemy of the nation....and eat chow hall food when deployed.

Reality....not politics....brought Ms Rodhem to realize she wasn't made for the Marines.  Course, maybe it was all just some fake memory from a heavy weekend of huffing marijuana and just imagined completely, with Bill's interpretation being Army and Hillary's interpretation being Marines.  Maybe they were just laying in some Arkansas cornfield and doing some pretty heavy stuff. Luckily, it wasn't some hallucination of being picked up by aliens and probed.

It's just another reason why you have to stay clean and pure.....sticking with buttermilk, spring water and only pure tobacco in your system.

Art Story

This week, I noticed a school district decision made out on the west coast.  Some history teacher had given the class a work-project (for seventh graders)....which had a vocabulary worksheet.  This topic was Islam.  So, there were the missing words and you needed to fill in the missing words, and draw something related to them.  Naturally, one missing word was Muhammad, and to wrap up the project.....you needed to draw something that related to Muhammad.

If you follow Muslim theatrics, things get all tense when someone sees an image of any kind.....related to Muhammad.  It could be a stick-man....a random image of a guy in a turban....or just some slim figure standing on the side of a hill.  It doesn't matter....ALL is forbidden.

Some parent got disturbed by the project for their kid.....complaining. So the district superintendent in this rural area of California.....Action-Agua Dulce is the school district....announced that no religious figure of any type....even Jesus or some Egyptian sun-god....are forbidden in all school projects.

I sat and thought about this....pondering.

Naturally, when I went to school....art was a four-letter word for the most part and our chief accomplishments were badly drawn horses, hills that looked remarkably like boobs, and cars that had absolute maximum aerodynamics.  By the sixth grade, art was done and we never had to discuss or demonstrate our marginal talents.  Drawing some religious figure?  To be honest, most of us saw drawing as a useless skill.

The problem I see is that some twelve-year old kid might take to drawing every conceivable religious figure.....from Moses to the angel Gabriel,maybe even drawing God as some black Elvis Presley-like character.  Then he'd sit and draw Muhammad, and five Islamic kids in the class would freak out and declare jihad against this twelve-year old kid.  Five or six Latino kids would come to the artist-kid's defense, and then a couple of redneck kids would align with the artist-kid.....and you'd end up with some massive fight in the middle of some sixth-grade class with cops called and religious warfare declared.

In some ways, it's amusing that you end up using Islamic rules or standards for non-Islamic people.  The school can put limits on the teachers and the material they use in class.  Beyond that....if the art instructor is not clear about what you can or can't draw.....some kid will draw Muhammad just to get a reaction.  It'll freak out people and create a scene where Dad gets called to come down to the school because Woody draw a stick figure and claimed it was Muhammad. Dad will sit there at the director's desk, and reach a point where he asks...."Just how stupid are you really?"  Fists will fly and cops will come to sort the two apart.

If you ask me.....it'll turn into a mess as we continue on.