Language, crucified.

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They were killed in their droves.  That’s what the ad said about mosquitoes.  ON MY TV!  Not, “They were killed IN DROVES.”  What does ‘in their droves’ even MEAN and has any single person even asked that freaking question?  Answer: NO!  Why?Because nobody even knew the comment made no sense.  Droves means large quantities.  It comes from old English, or maybe ancient tongues.  In their droves…oh my god.  No, the mosquitoes were “killed in droves”.  And whether or not that was even true, well that’s another posting.  That’s about advertising and …I can’t talk about that right now.  But, thing is, they will sell a freaking bazillion of the things that kill mosquitoes in their droves.

Same as this sentence in an interview: “When I thought about it, I wonder what that meant….”  Started out past tense, second part: present tense.  This was also on my television.  It’s not bad enough that our society is being undermined by idiots, our very language is being corrupted and dumbed into oblivion.  Forget ‘down’.  It’s being flushed by idiots, dumbed into oblivion (mixed metaphor).  What the ‘actual hell’ do they teach in school anyway?  

I like ‘actual’ being used as an adjective though.  I’m okay with that. BUT I DIGRESS.  And I’m losing my hair from STRESS.

And I refuse to call a SINGULAR person ‘they’ (plural), or ‘their’ (also plural), or ‘them’ (also plural).  Why will this upset people?  Because they don’t know what singular and plural MEAN.  These IDIOTS are screaming at us to call them (yes, plural) a MISNOMER.  Kill me now.  I’m going to jail; I just know it.

Nobody gets to police my psyche NOR my grammar.  I’m sick of it; I’m tired of idiots trying to take over my language, my thoughts, my opinions.  Nope, I’m going to jail.  I just know it.  LOL.  Uh oh.  There’s an acronym.

Here’s one.  Say we lost our keys.  Say we have a tendency to lose stuff.  We don’t LOOSE things; we LOSE things.  This is not rocket science.  Oh we LOOSE things because we’re not TO smart.  If you don’t see a problem with that, step away from this article.  What do college professors do when people turn in essays or technical papers with this crap in them?  Oh yeah, EVERYBODY GETS A TROPHY, damnit.   

Then ONE DAY these idiots are going to prescribe PILLS for you and diagnose your ILLNESSES.  They’re going to tell you that you have RBKD (because people are too lazy to speak words and they want to use acronyms for everything.)  RBKD means really bad kidney disease.  I made that up.  And acronym has three syllables.  If that stumped you, go back to …well I was going to say school but never mind.  SO, if a ‘doctor’ tells you you have RBKD, you should ask, “Well, doc, how do you know?” And after you are slapped for QUESTIONING, Doc might say, “Duh because I checked these three boxes.  Take these three pills.  That’ll be a thousand dollars.”  AND YOU WILL PAY.

What the ACTUAL HELL is going on?  What does ANYBODY DO in school??  Oh wait, I know.  Indoctrination.  Uh oh,  Five syllables.   Can you say HOME SCHOOL?

Speaking of science, I read an article in a scientific magazine DECADES AGO that said humans would breed intelligence out of existence until we are too dumb to come in out of the rain.  I remember laughing and then thinking, “Hmmmm”.   It’s not TO bad to be in the rain, unless it’s 33 degrees out.  And I KNOW.  I did that on purpose to see whether or not you would notice.  By the way, if you stay out in 33 degree rain, you DIE. That’s for the recent graduates.

Well, I’m looking around and thinking, “OMG they were right!”  And I USED THE ACRONYM for OH MY GOD!  I’ve been assimilated!  Uh oh, another five syllable word. Well it happened so GRADUALLY.  OMG that’s four syllables.

So, pharmaceutical companies are trying to make us wait FIFTY YEARS before they tell us the truth about the so-called vaccines.  Bet you didn’t know THAT was happening, did you?  Oh well it’s not being REPORTED.  FIFTY YEARS!  But thank goodness, that’s being fought in court, by people who, like me, had to EARN our trophies.  It pays to dig around for actual facts, and that’s ACTUAL actual, if you follow me.  The truth is out there.  And in case you didn’t notice, I’ve been tooling around on the internet this evening and smoke is billowing out of my ears.  What the actual hell?  I like that.  I’m gonna use it a lot.

So, HAGN (have a good night) and if you don’t, WTOY (well that’s on you).

 

Broadcasting isn’t all bad

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I went to the gynecologist many years ago, because as it turned out, I had a cyst on one ovary.  Don’t run; I’m not going into details.  There’s a metaphor coming.  Anyway, the doctor said, “I’ll schedule you for surgery.”

I said, “Nope.”

He said, “What did you say?”

I said, “I said no thanks; think of another way.”

Hahaha.  I can still see that face of indignation glaring at me, a not-a-doctor, telling big man no, he in his white lab coat and I in…well nothing but a sheet and sitting on the exam table.  But he said, “Well we can put pressure on it and burst it and I think you KNOW what will happen if it is cancerous.”  By the way, this same guy asked me, years later, whether or not I wanted my baby circumcised.  My baby was a girl.  I never saw him after that.  But I digress, and still I laugh.  Let’s continue.

I said, “I don’t like that option; what’s next?”  I ended up taking birth control and the cyst dissolved.  DROP the mike.  There went a boat payment for that doctor, no doubt.

My point is about the pressure and bursting and broadcasting cells throughout my body, a fear tactic that didn’t work.  Why?  Because I’m not stupid.  But in light of the Fox News issue with Carlson…I’m thinking about the dispersal of all those Fox News watchers who have scattered to the winds, throughout the ‘body’, as it were.  And I’m thinking this could end up being a very interesting outcome for those trying to stifle free speech and an even better one for those whose go-to news channel is now toast.

Think about it.  There is a PLETHORA of sites conservatives can go to, run by independent journalists, individuals who are not under the thumb or control of “Big Media”, not beholding to a non-compete or a rule to parrot what all of the other parrots say.  Do they really think we don’t notice that??  I always wonder whether any of them can actually spell the words they parrot.  I’m sure some of them cannot.

Imagine how unruly, or rather, unruled, the voices of the middle-of-the-road folks will be.  I’m talking about the grassroots folks who are able to listen to ALL perspectives and draw their own conclusions, who have escaped the brainwashing tactics, who believe in free speech!  This is going to be amazing to watch folks.  Don’t despair; just log on to YouTube and look around.  You’re gonna love what you find there.  Oh and dare I say it?  Twitter.  

And listen, this is the way of the future, big media in your silos shouting down at the minions within.  You have built yourself a container within which you control everything, while OUTSIDE your silo, the world is leaving your asses behind.  There is weather, sunshine, even goodness, and intelligent people and opinions different from yours!  OMG.  And I’m being generous when I equate you being in a silo.  What I really think involves a stinky hole ending with a rectum, within which your head has become quite comfortable.  Funny what wealth does to jerks.

I believe in the ability of intelligent people to find their ‘tribe’, to weed out the wackos, to sift through untruths and manipulations and find THE truth, not A truth, not YOUR truth…THE truth.  Which does exist, it’s just that big media doesn’t want you to know that, because it will cost them.  So yeah, I hear silos cracking.  I’m loving it, because people can finally hear what is actually going on and be able to make good, common sense choices.  And there will be no screeching like we’ve been set afire.  We’ll just watch, analyze and move onward, leaving the screeching to echo within the silos…or that other dark smelly place.  The rest of us will be outside in the sun.

Until AI.  Sorry!  Had to say that because you KNOW that’s going to really mess things up.  

Have You Noticed?

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At a time when people are feeling powerless and hopeless, I hope you’ve noticed some things happening around us.  We have had three very meaningful events unfolding recently that hold a bit of hope, give us a reason to raise an eyebrow and say, “Hmmmm.”

Let’s think about how powerless we all feel against the elite, wealthy and powerful companies who seem determined to bleed us dry of not only our resources, but also our joie de vivre.  It feels like we had the boot of Covid on our throats and it never really lifted.  Life has been quite difficult; it has emitted a feeling of uncertainty, a shifting of solidness, even fear.  People don’t laugh anymore.  Everyone’s angry, on the edge of combustion, all the time.

Well well well.  It seems like the population at large do have a rudder; we do have a hand on the wheel.  Think about CNN, think about Budweiser and now…think about Fox News.  It has been simple, really.  We just took our attention and our money to another place.  We watched CNN crumble before our eyes, once we got tired of being lied to and fed a version of information that wasn’t right, didn’t resonate with the truth, and eventually sought to make the middle-of-the-road, grassroots people feel stupid.  We’re not stupid.  We were smart enough to select another source of ‘news’.  We don’t like being pushed THAT hard.  Let me be clear: I think we accept far too much blatant manipulation.  But it would appear there’s a limit after all, which, dare I say, gives me hope.

Then there’s Bud Light.  One voice, one person, inexperienced with real life, decided what that brand should represent, or ’embrace’, whatever you want to call it.  She dissed the base of the brand by asking whether we thought she hadn’t thought about losing that demographic and how it wouldn’t matter.  Ha!  I laughed at that.  Oh boy, did I laugh.  And almost instantly, that product couldn’t be given away.  Hard working people, people who don’t want others’ ideology shoved into their eyeballs, turned around, took their wallets, and bought a different product.   Suddenly we saw the horses, the cowboys, the sweeping landscapes.  Yeah, show them some pictures and they’ll swallow the pill, accept the indoctrination.  But wait!  Where are they going???  Then, let’s give the morons free product; that’ll bring them (their money) back.  Nope.  It went elsewhere.  I’m thinking Miller, but I don’t drink beer so what do I know.  I just know that even free beer stayed in the cooler.   It would appear there’s a limit.

Watch out now; this stuff catches on.  People have FINALLY figured out that these corporations need US, we the people, our money, and without it, they crumble to their knees.  What???  CNN???  Oh yeah, big, powerful CNN.  Oh they try firing some of the loudest voices (biggest mouths), or they cut prices, or they ‘change the programming’. But here’s the thing:  We watch.  Especially these days, we watch where our MONEY goes.  And more and more, we’re tired of being poked in the eye with the sharp stick of something that makes our senses cry out in discomfort, saying, “What the hell is going on?!?!”  

Oh I’m hearing that question every day, many times a day.  I say it myself.  But here’s a little side whisper for you.  I quit CNN many YEARS ago, missing only the financial programming.  But they were speaking a language that crucified MY ears many years ago.  And I know, I am mainstream.  Where I go, working people usually go as well, unless they are afraid, never brave.  They are the ones most easily manipulated with fear, a favorite spice stirred into the fare they feed us.  But what I think, I always hear others speak.  So with my experience and my data gathering penchant, I have learned that my views are pretty common, very popular, very mainstream.  

There’s Fox News.  Because of, and mainly because of, what they did to Tucker Carlson, man was there a mass exodus.  Including me.  Look, I was seeing the cargo ship turning a while ago, so my viewership had diminished anyway, but now?  No more Fox of any ilk for me, and remember…I am mainstream.  We are watching the leviathan stumble, hearing the harsh sound of metal bending, ripping and collapsing.  I, for one, won’t be sad to see it fall. I do have sympathy for some of the other big voices there whose income will dwindle away.  But what Fox did was wrong, stifling the voices considered when the Constitution was written.  How many speeches, how many soliloquies, how many shouts and whines do you think I have listened to that went against my grain, while I understood the right for those noises to be made?  A lot, my friends, a lot.  But I just changed the channel.  I didn’t have a screaming meltdown.  But wait, this is a wealthy giant!  Well the bigger they are, the harder they fall.  

Bottom line is this: We are not powerless.  We have had enough of being poked in the eye and brutally shoved into the corner by unintelligent, inexperienced people with money, who bought power.  Have you noticed how many people are not going to doctors anymore?  Why?  They have lost trust because we were shoved into a corner by the government and pharmaceutical companies, manipulated and strong-armed (well not me and not some others, but most).  Mainstream folks don’t respond well to strong arm tactics.  Doctors are leaving the profession by the thousands.  Why?  Because, as one said, “There should be no politics in treating patients.”  And yet there were politicians with zero science experience, and exceptional monetary incentive, telling doctors HOW TO TREAT PATIENTS.   I can’t say that without raising my voice.  OMG imagine Kamala telling MY doctor how to treat me.  well, that wouldn’t work because I don’t go to the doctor.  

Maybe health ‘care’, now health ‘business’ needs to take a look at what is happening to the other three giants I mentioned.  Here’s a question:  How long do you think the drug companies can direct your life if you just stop taking drugs for every change of wind direction?  That’s a question I’ve asked for decades.  We actually listen to JINGLES about drugs, of which the side effects of many, is DEATH.  Sorry, that’s just stupid.  STUPID.  Yet we robot walk to the doctor and ask for the drug that says K is for Kidney.  Oh my god kill me now.  And then I say maybe this is natural selection.  Sorry not sorry.  People are so afraid they’re killing themselves trying to live a terribly unhealthy life and still want to live forever.  Yeah, that’s natural selection.  We get what we accept and/or deserve.

So look around you.  Look at CNN.  Look at Bud Light.  Look at Fox News.  And remember your own power as a consumer.  And take that to the polls with you if you’re tired of having that sharp stick shoved in your eyeballs.