Group Photo Kearsarge Luncheon 2017

Monday 04 December 2017 at 6:21 pm

Irish Slavery & So-called Myths

Friday 29 June 2018 at 5:19 pm

my mother, mary kate mitchell, from sligo, told me stories like the following essay,  She  also confided in me: the cruelty she and her sister Bridget (my Godmother) endured from the black adn tans when she was a teenager, circ 1915. After my mother's death, my Unclel Michael, aka Maick the Sarge, (my mothers oldest brother) confirmed the story. Also my first cousin, Thomas Mitchell, now a successful contractor in Dublin, took me to the flower garden on Kilmaccannon Road, about a mile west of the Mitchell homestead, to the palce where my molther and her sister, Bridget were attacked.  There is more to this story which i will not share.

The following story is apparently controversial, at least to one of my grandsons.  But I for one, as a student of Irish culture and Black Slavery believe the story. 

i hope some of the poverty pimps get a chance to read this.

During the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish children aged 10 to 14 were taken from their parents and sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia and New England. In this decade, 52,000 Irish (mostly women and children) were sold to Barbados and Virginia.

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Admirable and Execrable-Jesuits

Friday 29 June 2018 at 4:37 pm

Jesuits have never been shy about naming schools and other institutions after “Ours” (as they
refer to each other)—Loyola, Xavier, Gonzaga, Canisius, Marquette. I went to Campion High
School, where I was on the Bellarmine Debating Society, before entering St. Stanislaus
Seminary—all three of them named for Jesuit saints. So one might have expected the first
Jesuit pope to take his papal name from a Jesuit saint; there are, conveniently, two called
Francis—Saint Francis Xavier and Saint Francis Borja (general of the order from 1565 to
1572)...

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WHERE COLIN KAEPERNICK GOT HIS IDEA TO KNEEL & DISRESPECT THE FLAG?

Friday 29 June 2018 at 4:27 pm

Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171...
During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Or, at the very least, "Stand and Face It".

Senator Obama replied:
"As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides." "There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression..." "The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing."
Obama continued: "The National Anthem should be 'swapped' for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing'. If that were our anthem, then, I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as 'redesign' our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love.   It’s my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we,as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails, perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments". When I Become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations of Islam, an unfair injustice which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past".

"Of course now, I have found myself about to become The President of the United States and I have put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path.  My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country's First black Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America."

TRUMP RUNNING A CONGRESSIONAL MEETING

Wednesday 10 January 2018 at 03:29 am

the bablings of an 8th year old according to fake news: or a political genius, worth watching.

HOW MUCH IS A TRILLION DOLLARS

Sunday 31 December 2017 at 2:06 pm

astonishing; incomprehensible; what does it really mean? is it really debit. What is the vallue of the assets that back it up? What if we cancelled the debt?

CUT THRU THE BS ON THE TAX PLAN

Monday 25 December 2017 at 5:09 pm

The Democrats argue the new tax plan benefits the rich. In % terms it benefits the middle class. In absolute dollar terms it benefits the rich because they pay 95% of the taxes. Listen to Sandra Huckabee and study the table below to see what is really happening.

NOTE WELL: under of the old tax plan, the top bracket paid 60% of the beer bill. Under the trump plan, the top tax bracket pays 62.5% of the bill bill. and remember if the top tax bracket beer drinker quiits and goes overseas, the the remaining 9 beer drinkers on have $30, not enough to pay the bill.

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NOTES ON GENERAL COLIN POWELL

Monday 11 December 2017 at 4:59 pm

Notes on Colin Powell:

 

David Rubenstein, founder of the Carlyle Group ($174b in assets), hosts the Sunday morning TV show:  Peer to Peer Interview on Bloomberg News. He interviewed Colin Powell on 12/3/2017.

 

It was a clarifying interview, since Powell is usually misquoted, taken out of context.  and certainly mischaracterized by the fake news media.  My take-aways: 


  1. Powell is a New Yorker, right out of Harlem [not too far from Ascension Parish]
  2. Powell is glib, with a good sense of humor; and likes to dabble in Yiddish.
  3. Graduates CCNY, Geology, “c” student; ROTC
  4. He speaks in very simple terms, and very clearly
  5. He is humble
  6. As per WMD: everyone, both democrats and republicans, bought into the CIA assessment that Saddam had WMD
  7. As per the Invasion:  it was the correct decision
  8. As per the execution: disastrous. Two major mistakes:  1. Not to include the Baathists in planning the new government; 2. Failure to use adequate US Army ground forces.
  9. In hindsight, was the invasion a mistake? Iraq is a democracy and it is working.  If it continues in this direction, then the long-term view will favor the invasion.
  10. He did not run for President because he is a moderate Republican, and the conservatives were against him.
  11. He agreed to serve as Secretary of State because he liked GHBush who was a moderate.
  12. He did not invent the Powell Doctrine, and he does not ascribe to Overwhelming-Force, but rather Decisive-Force. 


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AN EMPTY BARREL

Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 12:12 am

Hat, cattle, barrels. What's it all mean?

A BIG HAT, NO CATTLE - TEXAS

Many credit Plato for bringing "empty barrel" into the vernacular: "An empty vessel makes the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest babblers." Some believe the proverb truly has Jamaican origins, while others credit it as Spanish. A book of world proverbs gives 21 variations of the expression.  

Shakespeare channeled Plato in Henry V, writing, "I never heard so loud a voice issue from such an empty heart. It's true what they say, the empty vessel makes the greatest sound." 

Like many old phrases, there are few clear answers but many variations and sources. On Friday, Wilson suggested that the phrase was racist, and many critics of Kelly have noted a pattern within the Trump administration to demean minority lawmakers.

It does appear Kelly was suggesting the Platonic usage—that Wilson is a loudmouth—given he used the term in an inaccurate reference to Wilson bragging about securing funding for an FBI memorial building. Kelly said Wilson "stood up, and in a long tradition of empty barrels making the most noise, stood up there in all of that and talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building." 

Kelly repeated at the end of his comments that "even for someone that is that empty a barrel, we were stunned."

It's not the first time Kelly has used the phrase. In September, he attributed the quote "empty barrels make the most noise" to his "blessed mother" after Illinois Democrat Representative Luis Gutiérrez called him a "disgrace to the uniform" for supporting the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Kelly told Fox News he used the phrase to eloquently "call people liars."

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How Trump used Faceook to win!

Monday 16 October 2017 at 5:39 pm

Trump

Not long after Donald Trump’s surprising presidential victory, an article published in the Swiss weekly Das Magazin, and reprinted online in English by Vice, began churning through the Internet. While pundits were dissecting the collapse of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the journalists for Das Magazin, Hannes Grassegger and Mikael Krogerus, pointed to an entirely different explanation—the work of Cambridge Analytica, a data science firm created by a British company with deep ties to the British and American defense industries.

According to Grassegger and Krogerus, Cambridge Analytica had used psychological data culled from Facebook, paired with vast amounts of consumer information purchased from data-mining companies, to develop algorithms that were supposedly able to identify the psychological makeup of every voter in the American electorate. The company then developed political messages tailored to appeal to the emotions of each one. As the New York Times reporters Nicholas Confessore and Danny Hakim described it:

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THE BLACK DILEMMA

Friday 29 September 2017 at 4:54 pm

THIS ARTICLE DID NOT APPEAR IN THE BALTIMORE SUN according to SNOPES" 
 "The Baltimore Sun” is definitely not known as a Conservative newspaper, so this very well written assessment of the situation in USA comes as something of a surprise..

Here are my assessment of the article: "The Black Dilemma:"

1. I believe there is one human race.  Why?  the Irish and Blacks can copulate and produce very beautiful and intelligent children; a simple example.

2. I do believe that ethnic groups usually have different cultures. The Irish, Jewish, and Japanese people have very strong cultures which I like; and I do prefer the Irish culture. The Blacks in the USA have a weak culture; or I should say a culture that I do not find attractive.

3.  more to come

 
 The Black Dilemma
 "For almost 150 years the United States has been conducting an interesting experiment.  The subjects of the experiment:  black people and working-class whites.
  The hypothesis to be tested: Can a people taken from the jungles of Africa and forced into slavery be fully integrated as citizens in a majority white population?

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