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Spin Zone / The Star Trek Election: Trump as Kirk and Biden as John Gill
« on: September 22, 2020, 10:44:28 AM »
I had already posted somewhere here the clip of John Gill making a speech behind a microphone being Biden.  I'm not the only one who saw that obvious connection!

The Star Trek Election
The great original show was ahead of its time when it beamed up Joe Biden in the guise of John Gill.

Everything that’s happening in America today, Star Trek was there first. I mean the real Star Trek with Captain James T. Kirk, not the endless woke spinoffs and ripoffs still leeching off the original brilliant construct to oppose the very point of it. A planetary pandemic that kills adults while leaving children unafflicted? See Miri (episode 11). Deific technology that brutally cancels both free speech and speakers? See The Apple (episode 34). A mentally incompetent leader kept hidden from the public except for controlled glimpses so that radical extremists can rule through him? See Patterns of Force (episode 50). Racists who view skin color as the content of character and demand atonement for long ago crimes? See Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (episode 70). Women who seize command from abler men by physically imitating them? See Turnabout Intruder (episode 79). The Deep State trying to stop a visionary figure from ending an obsolete yet profitable war? See Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). Captain Kirk met these challenges and many more, much as President Donald Trump is now doing. And if Trump can be compared to Kirk, and boldly go where no president has gone before, then Joe Biden is John Gill from Patterns of Force.

    Progressives want to do to Trump what they did to Captain Kirk — eliminate him.

John Gill is a respected old Earth History professor sent to the developing planet Ekos as a Cultural Observer, but he has been incommunicado for six months. Assigned to contact him, the starship Enterprise finds Ekos to be militarily advanced far ahead of its time as a Nazi regime. Kirk and Mr. Spock beam down and observe Ekosian storm troopers abusing natives of the now weaker planet Zeon “on orders from the Führer.” The two recognize a poster of the Führer as John Gill, and learn he has made no personal appearance in two years, speaking only through the Deputy Führer, Melakon. But about to order the “final solution” against Zeon, the Führer plans to give a televised speech that night. Kirk, Spock, and Dr. McCoy catch part of the speech on television, and deliver what could be the best assessment of Joe Biden today:

“Captain, the speech follows no logical pattern,” says Spock.

“Random sentences strung together,” says Kirk.

“He looks drugged, Jim,” says McCoy. “Almost in a cataleptic state.”

The three men break into the broadcast booth and discover Gill is now a narcotized semi-vegetable, again presciently evocative of the former vice president.

“They’ve kept what’s left of him as a figurehead,” says Kirk.

“Quite correct,” says Spock. “For the last few years, the real power has been Melakon.”

The real power behind Biden is the far Left.
All its followers hope to do is drop him over the electoral goal line then step over him to achieve their destructive ends: unrestricted abortion even post-birth, open borders, higher taxes, trillions wasted on impossible objectives such as ending climate change and racism, opposition to freedoms of religion, speech, and the right to bear arms, police reduced and remade into a repressive rather than protective force, activist judges on a packed Supreme Court, unrestricted voting, compulsory denial of science that recognizes only two genders with no possible crossover between them, and other horrors. Only one man can stop them, like Captain Kirk thwarted Melakon: Donald Trump. And progressives want to do to Trump what they did to Kirk — eliminate him.

Twenty-six years ago, I sat in a movie theatre in utter disbelief watching Jim Kirk die ignominiously at the end of Star Trek: Generations. I had grown up and older with the hero, his great starship, the Enterprise, and magnificent crew, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Chekov, Sulu. He’d defeated countless villains — humanoid, alien, and mechanical — including super-villain Kahn (twice) and the cream of the Klingon Empire. He’d repeatedly saved the world along with multiple others. He had repopulated the entire whale population of Earth. Yet there he was in the middle of nowhere fighting off one crazy old man (Malcolm McDowell), then plunging to his doom on a crummy bridge like the Coyote in a Road Runner cartoon.

Malcolm McDowell himself had a problem with it, as he told “If you have — which they had — this icon of American television, why the hell didn’t they give him a spectacular death? Why did they give him such a really paltry death? Me shooting the bridge out or some BS whatever it was? They should have sent him off in a glorious fashion, and they didn’t.”

Of course I knew why they didn’t — for the same reason they despise Donald Trump. A swaggering, take-charge, alpha male with an affinity for hot women like Captain Kirk was already becoming artistically undesirable. Hollywood had scored a major hit in the bland, androgynous, politically correct —and, to me, unwatchable — Star Trek: the Next Generation TV series, the first of many nauseatingly woke “sequels” to the original classic, and the producers thought they could replicate its big-screen success. For this they had to relegate Kirk to obscurity, and a memorable death, like Spock had in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, would have foiled them. So they foisted four awful Next Generation features on an increasingly indifferent audience, the last of which, Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), played to empty theaters.

Eventually, begrudgingly, they realized that the secret to Star Trek’s durability was not only its brilliant science-fiction concepts — Starfleet, the Federation, Vulcans, Klingons, warp speed, “beam me up,” “phasers on stun” — but the old-fashioned male camaraderie of the three lead characters and the actors who portrayed them: Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy), and Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley). Paramount Pictures rebooted the triumvirate with a younger cast to enormous box-office success in 2009’s Star Trek. America chose the decisive Captain Kirk over the deliberative Captain Picard. And they’ll elect a Kirk-like president over the John Gill candidate.

Pilot Zone / Commercial flights...
« on: September 20, 2020, 05:25:58 AM »
...and Covid. I’m traveling in a couple weeks and booked my flight with a reasonable layover arriving at my destination at 6 pm, only to have the airline cancel the second leg and put me on a later flight, leaving me with a six hour layover and arrival at 10 pm. No. I changed everything around thank God at no cost to me. Now I have a barely adequate layover and arrive at 2 pm.

I’m sick of this. When will things get back to normal?

Spin Zone / Unintended consequence of remote learning
« on: September 18, 2020, 06:13:55 PM »

Some Florida parents have turned to booze and weed to get through remote learning with their kids.

Boca Raton Elementary teacher Edith Pride said some parents can be seen walking around unclothed while drinking and smoking during remote learning classes.

"We need to make sure parents don't get on the computer to help their children with joints in their hand and cigarettes in their mouth," Pride told Fox News. "Sometimes the joints are as big as cigars. You can't do that!"

She said parents need to realize that there is a window into their homes during remote learning.

"We've seen the parents in towels, we've seen them in underclothes, we've seen them in bras," Pride said. "It's just inappropriate. The children can see it in the squares."

After Pride voiced her frustration during a board meeting Wednesday, she said several teachers have reached out to thank her and tell her of similar experiences.

A different teacher told KATV that a father of one of her students was "drinking a beer at 11:45 in the morning" without a shirt on.

"I did have a parent who sat on the couch and we could see an ankle monitor on her leg," another teacher told the local news outlet.

"This is not a party. This is school," Pride said.

Elysa Grossman, a Johns Hopkins University professor, and Susan Sonnenschein, a UMBC professor, polled parents earlier this year and found that stressed parents are drinking more during the coronavirus pandemic.

"We found that parents who are stressed by having to help their children with distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic drink seven more drinks per month than parents who do not report feeling stressed by distance learning," they wrote in The Conversation. "These stressed parents are also twice as likely to report binge drinking at least once over the prior month than parents who are not stressed, according to our results."

Spin Zone / I WANT this woman as Prez!!!!!
« on: July 08, 2020, 08:44:36 AM »

She's got more balls than all the men in that room put together.

Spin Zone / Masks
« on: June 16, 2020, 10:29:50 AM »

Spin Zone / Coronavirus May Be a Blood Vessel Disease
« on: June 02, 2020, 09:11:52 AM »

Interesting read.  If true, that makes me want to avoid it.

Spin Zone / George Floyd
« on: May 28, 2020, 11:30:51 AM »
This link has got the FULL video somewhere down the page.

First, NO, the officer was not cutting off his breathing. Otherwise how was he talking and saying he couldn’t breath?

Second, I believe the officer was compressing his carotid artery and/or jugular, compromising blood flow to his brain and causing him to eventually lose consciousness.

The first couple of minutes it does appear he’s struggling and maybe they thought he was “resisting”, but he might have simply been in such discomfort he could not help moving. After he stopped struggling the officer remained on his neck for several more minutes which is unconscionable. Had I been there, I believe I would have tried to push the officer off the man. And ended up arrested.

No one can say what killed him until we get the postmortem. For all we know he had just OD’d and what the officer did had nothing to do with his death. Unlikely but possible. From footage elsewhere that showed what happened prior to him being on the ground as he gets out of his car, is cuffed and walked around, he does look drugged. Or he could have had a heart attack. It’s a bit premature for the news to report that that officer “killed” him.

There is NO excuse for burning AutoZone over this.

White people are also killed by police, by black police sometimes. This is not a racial issue. This is a “police state” issue. Making it about race does not address the real problem.

The officers deserved to be fired. No matter what the cause of death eventually is determined to be, their behavior was atrocious. It appeared (just my opinion) that the officer with the knee on his neck was power tripping, and became angry that the crowd was “trying to tell him what to do” and that made him stay on the man several minutes longer than necessary. The Asian looking officer appeared to have compartmentalized his duty to just keep the crowd back, and I sensed was submissive to the other and wouldn’t have spoken up if he thought the other was going too far. I saw a bit of doubt flash across his face. Like the captain/co-pilot situation at Tenerife. “Um... we aren’t cleared for take off...sir.”

Spin Zone / Trump's Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany
« on: May 22, 2020, 06:24:06 PM »

I like this woman.

Spin Zone / This guy predicts a red wave
« on: May 20, 2020, 08:05:25 PM »


It's kind of a tangled story, but basically, this guy opened his gym and a police captain issued him a citation in a full on hands-on-guns multi-officer raid. Then apparently his chief told him he shouldn't have done that because they were supposed to get three warnings before a citation, so the captain came back and told someone else there (by that time the owner had gone home) the citation would be voided. At the same time the chief was at the gym owner's house explaining that he believes in the Constitution and disagrees with the governor's shutdown but is enforcing it with three warnings and to consider this the first warning.

So a few days later the gym owner is there giving private law enforcement and military training and this captain comes and knocks on the door and tells him he needs to shut down. The gym owner then attempts to call the chief, and the chief's phone is disconnected, at which time he finds out the chief has been relieved of duty and now this bully captain has been made acting police chief. Later this captain/acting chief comes back with a detective and the town manager and they use a key card they had (from a past membership?) to gain access without a warrant to the locked gym and proceed to harass the members, take pictures of their faces and get license plate numbers from the cars in the lot to issue citations to everyone there.

If you want to listen to him tell the story and maybe get it better than I did, he kind of drags it out, but I think I got the gist.  So now, police chiefs who are balking at the tyrannical governors are in danger of losing their jobs. This guy hasn't been fired yet, but is "under investigation".  This is really getting eerie.

Spin Zone / Blue wall vs Lockdown
« on: May 19, 2020, 03:17:57 PM »
It won't let me post this without words in here..

Spin Zone / A sea of uncertainty and death
« on: May 13, 2020, 05:12:55 AM »

But the tribs have so far resisted compliance with the governor’s bid to limit the checkpoints.

“We will not apologize for being an island of safety in a sea of uncertainty and death,” Frazier said in a statement last Friday.

South Dakota has had 39 covid19 deaths.

Let’s see, SD averages, per year, 200 “flu” deaths. Why are they not blocking roads and screaming about seas of death for that?

Spin Zone / More shutdown child abuse
« on: May 12, 2020, 05:22:19 PM »

A depraved Texas granny and her live-in-lover allegedly tied up her grandson, and held him captive for weeks in a backyard shed — ever since his school closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, a report said.

He was being punished for stealing food, probably because he usually ate school lunches. It doesn’t say whether the grandmother and lover lost jobs because of the shutdown and didn’t have much food, which of course is no excuse. But it definitely appears he wouldn’t have been tied up in a shed if not for the shutdown.

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