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Friday, May 19, 2017

President Trump Announces Plans For Elimination Of Homelessness, Unemployment And The National Debt

Dateline Intercourse West Virginia.  
Yew Dewit for Pie In The Face News.

While scuffling back and forth with courts and prosecutors over media driven topics like political corruption and treason, President Trump tackled several of the most pressing problems facing the ruling elite class he represents. The problems of homeless and jobless people and the national deficit seemed insurmountable to all except Trump. These were problems he had in his sights until the recent squabble over treason and political corruption wormed it's way into the headlines. 

Today, as if he were unaware that the proceedings which have begun to investigate his cabal of nere-do wells for high level crimes, he announced how he will solve the problems of homelessness, unemployment, and the fiscal crisis.

The President revealed his plan today in Intercourse West Virginia before an eager crowd of unemployed moonshiners who had been forced out of work by the government and were hoping to hear words of hope from the savior they had voted for. There had been rumors that their beloved leader had a plan to provide jobs to replace what the government had taken from them. He was their man and they wanted to know what amazing plan he had come up with.

"Folks", the POTUS began, "Times are tough, yes they are. You've probably heard what the liberal press is trying to do to me. They're all fake news and they're not going to succeed ... I'm a winner!"

The President, eating from a very large bag of orange grease loaded junk food as he spoke, went on to explain his plan for saving America. 

"The problems of homelessness and unemployment and the national debt all have a common thread which binds us all to one another.  Unfortunately now the thread of society is unwinding and that is destroying the fabric of America as we know it. Today I announce an end to those very, very serious problems faced by the nation."

The President paused giving the gathered audience the impression he was gathering his thoughts, as he ran his orange stained fingers through his glorious yellow hair before licking them with obvious relish and continuing.

"You know folks last night between tweets I had this thought.  I think a lot folks, I think a lot folks, you can believe that. I said to myself, these three pressing problems facing the nation can be solved very simply."

The President went on to explain how by the executive order he would sign before leaving Intercourse that day would make homelessness a job description.  Furthermore the collection and redemption of returnable cans and bottles would be considered, for taxation purposes, a job which would eliminate both unemployment and increase income tax revenue.

President Trump concluded:  "By this executive order the so called homeless, nobody really knows what they are, can be made to pay their fair share for partaking of this great nation's bounty. By taxing the revenue of these homeless can gatherers we can balance the national budget on their backs without a tax increase for the wealthy. For that reason I have instructed my administration to begin capitalizing on this largely hidden workforce that holds hostage such an immense amount of unreported underground income."

The President became inspired as he went on to explain how his plan would work. "Do you know how many homeless and unemployed this nation has?  We have an awful lot. By the signing of this Presidential order our financial and our employment, problems will vanish. Each and every homeless and unemployed person in the nation will now be able to afford food and housing should they want it. From now on they have no excuse for being out of work. There will always be cans to pick up. 

"My pledge to the American people is and always has been that I would make America great again. Restoring full employment is the first step." 

Trump was whisked away from the photo op by helicopter leaving the befuddled gathering of unemployed moonshiners to contemplate the meaning of his words around Enos Baumgartner's still.

Yew Dewit reporting for Pie In The Face News
a product of the Dadaist News Service. 

(C) 2017 by David H. Roche

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Edges Of The Other Side (Poetry and photography}

                  The Edges Of The Other Side        

        Beneath the sun and sky
                Floral Spirits blow upon the grass
as they watch from the edges
                              of the Other Side.

Poetry and photography by David H. Roche (C) 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Shit Hitting The Fan

(Added link: this article arrived today.  It is appropriate to the rest of the story. Noam Chomsky @ Truthdig.) 

"Shit hitting the fan" is an evocative phrase, like 'who cut the cheese'?

The Presidency of Donald Trump has become a universal matter of grave concern.This is now publicly evident in that even the corporate warmongering mainstream institutions of the media have joined together to sink his boat. Just a brief look at the news of the day says there's trouble in river city and it rhymes with "T" and it stands for Trump.This article by Steve Benen in TheMaddowBlog is representative of the reaction of the mainstream media in response to having a President with all the couth of a bull in a china shop.

I'm not a fan of the warmongering slackers in the mainstream journalist profession. But they are playing a great role here.They have the means to make Humpty Dumpty fall off his horse and crack his shell. Thankfully it appears they are trying to do it as best as they can even after enabling the bozo to succeed in his career choice as King of America.

When Trump is forced to step down it is not a signal that the American people have won.  It will mean that there are still some remnants of constitutional viability left. With that in mind if the nation is to be saved it must not be allowed to return to the control of the oligarchy which supported Clinton and Obama and every other President since the banks took control of the nation's money supply.

After the purge it is up to the people newly invigorated by the smell of justice fresh in their nostrils to remake their social institutions until those social institutions serve the people instead of the Wall Street manipulators. The most pressing need of the American people is to find an escape from poverty.  

Poverty is a social disease. It is caused and transmitted by the method in which the economy is ordered. Inflation and stagnant salaries are an example of socially contrived methods to produce poverty.There are over 43 million people afflicted with poverty in the U.S. There are about 321 million people living here. Most are not in poverty but many are in debt and praying they can hold on even as people like Wells Fargo continue to sack their little remaining resources with the desire and intent of a pack of vultures over a corpse. If the wind blows the wrong way a lot more Americans will be in poverty. 

My take on a solution to the problem is that economic resources of the nation could be re-routed so that the people are served instead of the oligarchical classes. In other words each citizen would be a vested shareholder at birth or naturalization and corporate profits would be redistributed to the residents in society.  

Corporate profits are at dizzying heights. Imagine if all the profits which proceed from consumer purchases were returned to the consumer / purchaser instead of given to the oligarchical classes.There would be an end of poverty and that is what I have in mind when I make the point that poverty is a socially transmitted disease.The current system of distributing the profits generated by the people in American society must be completely rethought. Stop for a moment and imagine how the economy would boom if people had the ability to make more purchases!If they had more money they'd make more purchases and GNP would rise steadily.This has not been tried yet, why not try it?  

So, in conclusion,when the King is forced to abdicate the desire for truth, justice and the American way will not have been realized. American society will still be in the grip of the ruling elite classes.The system of poverty which is related directly to the economic policies they have instituted must be replaced if social justice is to be the norm.

When the King is gone, let's be sure we don't elect another one.  The shit is hitting the fan, expect it to stink for a while. But the power is in the hands and minds of the people.  It remains to be seen if they will use that power to create a brave new future or simply go back to sleep.

Monday, May 08, 2017

DisLexic Airlines Announces Radical Policy Changes In Wake Of Customer Abuse Revelations

After a series of media exposes involving mistreatment of passengers DisLexic Airlines Inc. has announced a stunning review of it's policies.  This action on the part of the airline comes after the highly publicized beating, expulsion and arrest of a touring group of deaf and dumb autistic patients whose only means of communicating was through miming.   

In the first hours after the incident DisLexic Airlines Inc. Ceo, Fukwit Profit sought to discredit the group saying:  "Our crew felt threatened.The rioting passengers were making ungodly grunting groaning noises and some were slobbering. All of the perpetrators were making, what the crew determined, were threatening gestures with grotesque expressions on their faces. It was that determination which resulted in the successful takedown and liberation of the airplane from the threat of these terrorists.  Except for a broken nose and a few missing teeth by the terrorist rioters none of the passengers were hurt. Thank Jehovah."  

DisLexic Airlines Inc. immediately removed from it's website the previous post (which Pie in the Face News caught a screenshot of) and replaced it with the following post.

Ceo Fukwit Profit can be seen on the official DisLexic Airlines Inc. website in an official video making the following statement:  "As many have seen in the news there have been a series of incidents associated with our trademark that make  DisLexic Airlines appear insensitive to the needs of travellers. 

"As of today we are determined to challenge that public perception by making the following changes.

The first major change will be no longer hiring those with law enforcement or martial arts background. We are now going to encourage our employees to think of themselves as aiding people in making their journey instead of operating a flying prison. Instead of the heavy handed government approved fascist tactics we will make sure every customer is treated with respect. Even those with disabilities. This is our promise." 

The announcement by DisLexic Ceo Fukwit Profit was received by the American people the way a mother cleans up the floor under the high chair. 
"Right", was the roll your eyes response that appeared on just about every face. That response appeared to be justified as almost as if on cue a series of atrocities occurred involving DisLexic Airlines.  

The most serious of the incidents involved a 99 year old passenger. Within two days of Fukwit Profit's saying the Airline would abolish it's heavy handed approach to customer service 99 year old Helen Marvis was found near death in a wheelchair in the lobby of PPP holding a ticket for a flight two days previously.  Jorge Jesus who works from midnight to 8:30 on the janitorial staff at PPP told  Pie in the Face News reporter Yew Didit: "I had seen her there for at least two days.  I didn't think much of it seeing how air travel is. But the third day I thought to myself there's something not right here. That's when I said something after I swept around her and she asked for water. She didn't ask, she kind of croaked out something that sounded like 'water'. I've worked here six years and seen a lot on this shift but this is the damndest thing I've ever seen." 

Investigation by Pie in the Face News has revealed that 99 year old Helen Marvis had been told at the boarding gate she needed someone to travel with her because of her disability. DisLexic employees at the ticket counter said they explained to the 99 year old Marvis that she needed someone to ride with her. Marvis is deaf as well as wheelchair bound. Hospital staff have indicated she is on IV fluids but are hopeful she will recover.

There were protesters at DisLexic Airlines ticket counters and Pie in the Face News stopped to interview Shirley Greenhouse of "Fair Play For Humans" a group which formed in response to violence against customers by the airline industry. 

Greenhouse was clearly angry.  "We're human beings for God's sake not cattle!  This practice must stop. And we're going to make it stop.There's no reason air travel has to be like being taken to a 'black site'."  

In the place where on any other usual business day, there was a line of people waiting to buy tickets there was not a single person. It appeared to Pie in the Face News that at least for today they had succeeded.

Reporting from PPP this is Yew Didit for Pie in the Face News.  Pie in the Face News, where the facts are always alternative, but the message is always Right On.

Monday, April 24, 2017

A Walk Down 14th Street To The River

The little city of Astoria Oregon on the banks of the Columbia River is a photographer's paradise. The clustering of houses paints the hillside with a variety of colors evoking an almost storybook kind of feeling. 

The weather often changes abruptly with extremes ranging from bright sunshine, to drops of ice cold rain, clouds and hail and back again to bright sunshine sometimes accompanied by high winds. However the mercurial weather provides the dramatic lighting effects the photographer delights in.  Be sure to bring a poncho along, chances are you'll need it.  If not today you'll likely need it tomorrow. The changing weather may sound like a bummer but in reality it gives the photographer an ever changing progression of photo opportunities.

I took the bus into town and got off on 14th St. at about the middle of the hill which leads down to the river.   All along the way the bridge peeks out between the buildings.

I took photographs on the way down the steep sidewalks to the riverside and put them into a video. You can check it out below.

At the end of 14th St. is a pier with a bench and viewing area that looks out over the river on three sides, width, upstream, downstream and up the steep hillside on the Astoria side.  

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Day Trip To Ilwaco

Ilwaco is a small community that has a strong natural connection with the Pacific Ocean and the Columbia River.  The locale is a picturesque setting on the water's edge.  While not big in size Ilwaco has a goodly number of unique shops and places to eat and drink. 

The Pacific Ocean and the Columbia River are awe inspiring.  So in this land of rain and clouds I decided immediately upon seeing 100 percent sunlight to go across the river and take some pictures. 

I got a real good sunburn and some fairly good pictures. I snapped the one below with my phone camera while on the bus overlooking Marine Drive. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Morning at the Cove

"Morning at the Cove" consists of pictures and video I took on a couple of days.  The video of the surfers was taken well over a year ago and the other pictures and video were taken this month.

The Cove attracts surfers and it is unusual not to see some. It was fun watching the surf and the surfers playing with each other. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Warlords: a poem for national poetry month

A poem I wrote and which was published by aaduna in 2011 about the endless warfare embarked on by the consent of the nations titled "The Warlords:After Reading Du Fu Advent of Spring". The poem is being republished by aaduna in participation with National Poetry Month.  

The poem will be online for 24 hours at this link.    If you miss it the poem is below the picture.  I made the picture a few days ago while contemplating the plight of the refugees being driven from their homes by the Warlords of the current crop of leaders.

The poem that inspired me to write this, Advent of Spring, can be read at this link.  The Chinese were no strangers to endless war just like us. 

The Warlords
After reading Du Fu, “Advent of Spring”

The warriors have ruled
from time immemorial.
They have come and gone and come again
time after time:

nations, princes, and kings one after another
building on the pile of corpses
stacked beneath their feet.
None have served the people honestly.

Who has given them control?
Where have they come from?
Will they ever leave us alone
to raise our families
and die in our own beds
with our children by our side?

Their grip is on our neck
and they force us
to our grave
in their search for
others to plunder.

They cannot live without war;
it is their meat and drink
as ours is the hearth
and the embrace of our lovers.

They declare those who cry for
peace and complain of war
‘enemies of the state’
and seek to silence them

while we the people are victims
of their lust
and made to pay for their
desires to be satisfied.

Will they ever leave us alone
to raise our families
and die in our own beds
with our children by our side?

© 2011 David H. Roche           

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Public Service Issue: Learn about encryption

The article at the highlighted text from provides information enabling you to keep your private things private.  Apparently the internet monopolies have gotten the Republicans to remove the last vestiges of privacy from the expectations of Americans.  

Assholes all of them obviously or they would not have betrayed all of us in this way.  But you can protect yourself from these assholes who believe you have no right to privacy if it gets in the way of business profits. 

Click on the highlighted link below and learn how to shut the motherfuckers out of your life as best as you can. 

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network.
  • Virtual because you’re not creating a new physical connection with your destination — your data is just traveling through existing wires between you and your destination.
  • Private because it encrypts your activity before sending it, then decrypts it at the destination.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sock Puppets: The Presidents from Reagan To Rump (April Fool issue)

No one was surprised that the American Empire collapsed unexpectedly like the Twin Towers. Now that it's all said and done we can talk about it and perhaps gain some perspective on what happened. It was not only that it happened that was the biggest part of the surprise. It was the way it happened that blew everyone's mind. But it's worked out okay so far.

Here's what happened. All 50 states seceded on the same day leaving the President of the United States effectively the President of the District of Columbia and nothing more. It also stopped the United States from writing checks which had the effect of immediately ending the wars the U.S. was presently waging. Perhaps at one time in history people were willing to fight for free, but not in the 21st century. Not Americans at any rate. The effect of the announcement was like a sudden calm had filled the worlds spirit, or like when someone goes "Oooh" at the sight of the Grand Canyon at sunset. The world held its breath briefly.

The results of the unprecedented action on the part of the individual states had far reaching repercussions. The most striking and helpful was the direct result of no longer paying Federal Income Tax. 

With an extra two days pay in their pockets after the work week the new found cash caused the local economies to blossom. This growth unlike previous booms when the benefit was from a short term artificially created bubble, was natural growth. 

Another additional direct effect of the increased livability of society was a sharp decrease in the xenophobia that had risen to frightening heights under President Ronald Rump and his predecessor Donald Trump. The rest of the world as well had taken a deep breath from the regimen of continuous war and fear and economic hardship. There was a feeling, a sense that something big and good was coming upon them.

The causes for the decision to secede are even more remarkable. I'll try to give an overview of how it all went down.

The reasons have always been present. The causes stem from the struggles of the worker(s) with the corptocracy at it's core. There was a deeper spiritual reason, but we can't get into that area at this time. 

All it had taken for the American dream to blossom and die was just a few scant decades of collective bargaining. It was the unions that had made America the land of hopes and dreams for those living there. Before the union's intervention life for the worker was desperate. There was no middle class, only the rich and the poor, the haves and the have nots. The haves were intent on keeping what they had and if the have nots needed to be killed so be it. Such was the struggle of the worker with the corptocracy. 

The benefits gained were destined not to last. The battle was renewed by the administration of Ronald Reagan when he broke up Patco, the air traffic controllers union.  He did this at the outset of his disastrous and treacherous reign as the Continuously Forgetful Sock Puppet President of the United States. True to form the Americans loved him. He was cowboy tough and America was kicking ass.  It turned out it was kicking it's own ass, but it didn't know that at the time. Americans were just glad to be looking good and being tough again.

This action set the stage for what would follow. Attacking the Air Traffic Controllers union was like picking someone out of a crowd and killing him as a 'the gloves are off' signal to the corptocracy. The unions and the American Dream were laid to rest by that symbolic act at the beginning of the Sock Puppet Reagan regime. 

While it all didn't begin there it took off from there launched by his congenial, warm smile and slow moving cowboy ways. 

The discontented spirit of the people leading up to the decision to secede continued building through the administration of the wrinkled old face of his successor. 

So it was, through the different acts and changing scenes of the lineage of Sock Puppet Presidents it was soon clear that the only change was a change in Sock Puppets with the same invisible hand inside. Nonetheless it actually got much worse immediately after that. 

After that one of the most inept Sock Puppets ever to be POTUS failed in his duties to protect the American Nation and its People. His failure to intercept four aircraft on a sunny day over New York and Washington lead Americans into the unpleasant duty of paying for a war which is designed to never end. 

He is retired now and spends his time painting. The war he started cost several trillion dollars which is still being paid for, taken directly from the American Worker's paycheck. His banking friends sacked the economy and now he's rolling in the clover painting masterpieces. Think of all that could have been avoided if only he had done his god damned job on that bright sunny September day. 

After the Artist Sock Puppet left office the American electorate chose The Great Disappointment Sock Puppet. He came offering 'change'.  After he had left many felt 'short changed' at his lack of fealty to democratic principles and the common goodness required by the human condition.  

All of the above contributed to the watershed moment which made the Trump candidacy a given. During the Trump regime hardly anyone in the nation was well-off enough enough to enjoy what the American Dream was offering. Those who did enjoy the fruits of the American Dream, often did so by resorting to consumer debt which in turn made their lives worse instead of better. 

Combine that condition with the struggle against the tide of low wages and the need to hold two or more jobs just to keep from going under. The people were drowning and gasping in a sea of despair. Like those drowning in water grasping for straws to keep afloat they grabbed onto Trump and held on for dear life.

The Trump candidacy seized on the opportunity

created by his predecessors disastrous footsteps. Using the same old malarkey of nationalism, and America's inherent superiority over everyone on the planet he changed the consciousness of the nation. He kept the same old enemies and added 'immigrants' to the list of undesirables. He had promised to 'drain the swamp' of Wall Street malefactors. Once in command he did the opposite. In short the Sock Puppet Trump was moved by the same invisible hand that had set up the conditions for the present social miasma. The same invisible hand that had steered the course of the nation since right after it's inception.

It wasn't long before just about everyone understood they had been fooled. Their sudden freshet of hope turned into a murky sewer of disappointment. There was an upsurge of hate crimes and a decreased livability factor in society. America had lost again. Alas,even the Great Sock Puppet Donald Trump hadn't been able to save America. But he did his best. It just wasn't what was needed and it didn't work.

Surprisingly the Trump regime was not the worst that had ever been. The worst was yet to come. As a result of governmental malfeasance by the time the Ronald Rump Presidency had
commenced 40 % of the major cities in the U.S. resembled Dresden Germany in the aftermath of Allied bombing. Detroit is an excellent example of the trend of the nation's cities. But it was not only Detroit, the American People along with their hopes and dreams were being sucked downward in a dizzy, spiraling vortex of economic despair, political and global uncertainty and fear in every form imaginable. A word of hope was considered a fairytale. That's how bleak the prospects had become.

In the past these conditions were seen as sufficient cause for revolt. Be that as it may Americans have
learned to suffer and endure rather than to rise up in revolt. But the Rump regime did something it came to regret. The entire dismemberment of the nation most likely would never have taken place otherwise.

So here's how it went down. Tyrants always want more authority and always want the subjects to know he or she has that authority and to make sure the subjects respect that authority. Sock Puppet Rump did just that. What he did was the straw that broke the camel's back.

Over the years the American people had been winning in their struggle to regain the right to use marijuana.  Almost 2 / 3 of the states had legalized and enjoyed the regained freedom. The individual states that had legalized marijuana were now realizing the benefits of large influxes of revenue to their state budgets. The decrease in police and

court related expenses added up to savings on the 
other end. Rump shutdown legal cannabis businesses because of threats from the religious right which posed a danger to his re-election. However, for the most part the entire populace was aghast! Say it ain't so! Oh no!

It took the stunned nation about three months to respond. This was a record in anyone's book. In that period of time every federal lawmaker was besieged by fellow lawmakers and voters alike on this one topic. Ideas were broached and built up steam and continued building rapidly. New visions for the future gripped the hearts and minds of the people. They could do it, they knew they did not need or want endless war. It was the moment of moments when the tsunami of public discontent finally reached shore. The end came stealthily and abruptly.

In the three months since the crackdown and leading up to the decisive action by the lawmakers the connection of the present problems to all the years since 1980 had been made clear. Trickle Down Economics was just as big a pile of shit as Trump's wall. The Rump presidency was the logical conclusion of the purposes of government with regard to the citizen. 

However the threads which bind the system of social relations together had begun to fray. The thread which began unravelling afresh with Reagan's attack on the working class and which inexorably lead to what is now acknowledged as an 'endless war', was starting to unravel. The thread was separated further from the fabric when Clinton did away with Glass-Steagall
enabling the destruction of the economy. Society became an incubator for crime which was rising right along with demagogues like Trump and Rump.   

From Reagan to Rump the people had bought a pig in a poke for President. They were told to go shopping and not ask any serious questions about why everything sucked so badly. But it was the easy access to hy-grade pot that kept the lid on things when they got real bad. 

Just as important the tax revenue aided the individual states in improving the quality of life for its citizens. Both of these factors were what made the current of discontent that had long been kept below the surface for so much of American life go live. It was a Popeye moment when the people had all they could stand and weren't gonna stand for it anymore and for once everyone of their elected representatives saw eye to eye with them.  

Lawmakers had worked behind the scenes night and day and weekends for three months. On April 1 a special joint session of both houses was assembled and, according to plan, when the opening gavel slammed down, the plan to secede was put up for a vote and inside of one minute every voice said 'Yea'. The pronouncement was followed immediately by a spontaneous, exuberant chorus of yeas and unrestrained hilarity the size and scope of which the halls of congress had never before contained, nor had it ever been imagined.

Just like that it was finished. And that was the beginning of The Commonwealth of The Individual States of America.

Ten years have come and gone since then.  I bet you're wondering how it all worked out.  So far, so good. It has proceeded just as hoped. First of all ISIS no longer had an enemy to fight because the Federal government lost its income. State armories were confident they could handle anything from ISIS should such a requirement occur. They had most of the same equipment that the military had in their arsenals. Beside that there is a mutual aid agreement among the members of the former Union should things get out of hand. So far it hasn't proved necessary. After the bombing stopped ISIS fighters went back to their herds and families and tried to forget we existed. 

More good news is that each state of the former United States has fully legalized marijuana and this act alone has rejuvenated communities all over the land.  Each state and many counties have annual cannabis competitions and fairs where growers, merchants and manufacturers show their wares. There hasn't been a war since the last check of the former Federal Government was cashed. It's costly to wage war without taxpayers footing the bill so war isn't a priority for The Commonwealth of The Individual States of America.

Being liberated in all respects The Commonwealth of The Individual States of America have also become tourist destinations.  The influence of the nascent Cannabis Industry resulted in the offering of low impact, laid back, cushy exotic getaway vacation spots.  Everyplace was wide open and folks enjoyed their newly discovered liberty. From the snow topped mountains, to the prairies, to the ocean, to the fruited plains, to backyards where neighbors are now able to get together without fear and let freedom ring.  

It might almost be said removing the Federal Government had been a blessing to everyone the world over, not just Americans. So far The Commonwealth of Individual American States has not had a single terrorist attack. And they have not attacked anyone else either. Everyone envies the freedom in the States now.  The reduction of war in the world is a blessing almost everyone in the world is rejoicing in.

You may be wondering what happened to President Ronald Rump after the break up of the union.  Well, he is now President of The District of Columbia. His Presidential duties include standing in a guardhouse on the sidewalk in front of the deteriorating White House where he greets visitors and signs autographs for $1 each. For $10 he'll let you take a selfie with him.  And for $50 you can take him to dinner any day of the week including Saturdays and Sundays.

President Rump's role is merely a tourist attraction for the city of Washington D.C.  He has no official capacity and if the truth be told the job was created for him out of pity so he could keep his five sons, seven daughters and three wives off the city's welfare rolls.  

Like the saying goes: "All's well that ends well."

The End

Note to the reader.  The highlighted letters contain links which affirm what is in the story. Not all the information in this report is factual.  Most seems to be about right and some is definitely right on the money.  

(C) 2017 David H. Roche 

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Trump Scam Revealed In 1950's TV Show

Take a look at this 1950's episode of "Amos and Andy." Understand what you see as explaining the present day phenomenon of "Alternative Reality" promoted by the Trump Conspiracy. 

This episode can be seen as the way the government relates to the people and also reveals the way the people can prevail. 

This episode reminds me of the Trump Presidency. Trump is the "Kingfish" character on the American political scene. 

"Andy" on the other hand represents the American Electorate which is being fucked over by Trump doing a "Kingfish" on the PEOPLE. 

If you haven't seen an Amos and Andy episode this one is a good one to begin with.  

Sunday, March 19, 2017

One Turtle And A Few Daffodils

The daffodils are growing in water this year.  

The turtle is still here.

The pond is still rising.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Painting With Raindrops And Light

Painting With Raindrops And Light

I happened to have my eye caught by the reflections of branches in a puddle of water in my driveway.  

The video is the result of my inquiry. 

It's the kind of art one might expect to flourish in the Pacific Northwest. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

"Astoria Blues" New video and song.

It was a warm bright sunny day with cottony puffs of clouds here and there under a clear blue sky. I was asked if I wanted to go for a drive to get out of the house after being reluctant to venture out because of seven straight days of rain.  I said; "yes".  

I came back with a surprising catch.  A neat video and a song that developed from it all from a few minutes along the side of the road with a camera.

I used music YouTube provided and it really lends an upbeat  Feeling Good vibe.  

Hope you  enjoy:  "Astoria Blues"

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

It's Only Up From Here: poetry video

It's Only Up From Here

Today it rained...
the sun didn't appear
before I went to bed.

I had chicken, vegetables and rice for dinner.
On the news I heard the chicken had been recalled
and the rice had been grown near Fukushima
where there is no domestic market...

But it was a bargain!

...and I have Obamacare...
so there's nothing to worry about...

the sun will shine tomorrow,
Donald Trump told me so;
and Ben Carson is building me a home.

It's only up from here!

Thursday, March 02, 2017

The Death of Love (poetry)

"The Death of Love" is a poem I wrote this morning and put into a video.  The poem came to me while pondering the anti-human policies of the Trump Administration. 

The poem began with the idea that when people are young and full of life and a hope for the future that love and brotherhood are goals and attributes worth pursuing.

I've seen it all to often that when people get broken down by the cares of life that love and brotherhood are considered to be something like a good suit not often worn.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

It's All Fake!

It's all fake.  Fake news, alternative facts, fake critics, fake Presidents.  It's all fake. Every last part of it is fake.  

How can such a circumstance built on 'fakeness' come to frame the working reality of an entire populace and adversely affect the entire world?

Sometimes I like to recall the scene in heaven with Satan and God teaching Job a lesson.  Job is one of my favorite bible books, perhaps because its premise seems so implausible. But yet how many times have you felt there was some cosmic power tripping you up from time to time?  

By reading and re-reading the ideas I find what I call a 'deeper' understanding about the intent of the book than a casual reading might result in.  I think the purpose of the book is, the lesson it has to teach, is how man should relate to God.  This comes to light in the later chapters during the dialogue.  In chapter 38 God seems fed up with Job and gets in his face in verse three:  "Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me." 

God now lays into Job and shows him how ignorant he is.  The point in all this is to lead Job to never falter in the way God works things out because they always work out for the best.  Even if the present moment makes such a thought seem preposterous.  God is teaching Job a lesson about the real nitty-gritty of the meaning of faith. Don't trust the one who doesn't have the knowledge, Job and his buddies in this case, trust your Maker which obviously has the knowledge.

In Chapter five the proposition opens up the inquiry into the nature of the cosmic secrets of the universe and the meaning of the experience of life.  6 Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

The passage above leads me to think in 
the following way. Trouble, conditions such
as the mess the world finds itself in now, 
don't grow from the natural world the way 
crops do, but yet trouble seems to be the
lot of human existence. This conclusion
leads me to think it is mankind which by
virtue of Their decision making capacities 
that have been the driving forces behind 
much of the misery which is mankind's
lot. In other words it's the things we've
thought and done that have created this
Godforsaken present moment in history 
that is eating us alive! 

We're not as smart as we think we are 
the lesson comes back to Job and to the 
rest of us who read the work today.

I love reading the book.  It's an artful, well
written and conceived work of ancient 
literature that addresses the timeless 
features of human existence which 
humanity encounters at every period of 
Their existence. 

We humans have created a fake 
everything from the bottomless pit of 
our imagination by the misuse of our 
decision making faculties. This must be 
fake way of conducting human affairs if 
the consequences are the present result! 
This isn't what we were hoping it would 
turn out to be is it? That's because it is 
FAKE from top to bottom. 

My personal feeling is that humanity has 
made the choices It has made due to a
misunderstanding about the nature of 
Their existential experience which 
amounts to a life of suffering in one way or

It makes sense that if humanity were to
change its mind about what it's being 
here is about that a more positive
condition would be more likely to arise. 
Something positive would be a lot better 
than the present Fake Trump Presidency 
is offering us.

My gut feeling is that the human race is in
a transformational phase of its 

Transformational in the sense
that the despair created by the FAKE
Social INSTITUTIONS characterized by the 
principalities and powers supporting the 
Fake Trump Presidency is now bearing 
fruit along with the growing recognition of
the utter failure their social systems have 
displayed themselves to be. 

In place of those 
failed and 
will appear new 
ideas in many 
hearts all around the world
arising from the universal cry to maintain 
truth and justice at all costs, 
institutions imbued with justice 
and good will for all will be created 
because in our heart of hearts this is what 
90 % of us want the world to be like. 

We have created the present world 
condition out of a mistaken sense of self
and supported with values related to that
mistaken sense of self.  

Fake Values for a FAKE SOCIETY. 
By affirming values that reflect our hearts 
desire for peace and goodwill the world 
can be transformed one heart at a time. 
We simply have to change our mind. 

That's why I can't help but cling to the 
notion that there's something about being 
a resident of this universe that eliminates 
the need to worry too much about how 
things will turn out. There's more than 
meets the eye to being human. 

In this present FAKE SOCIETY that very 
important spiritual concept is denied.  
Look around and you'll see what the result
is.  A Fake President. Totally Fake. A 
society built on anti-human FAKE values. 

Keep The Faith Baby

And Keep on Trucking

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