Sunday, September 15, 2019

Smoke . . .

. . . and mirrors . . .



Can you hear all that I say
Beneath all clever wordplay?
Don’t think that I’m insulting you
That I don’t want your point of view
Working from limited base
So easily losing your place
Why feign a blatant expertise
With no obvious philosophies?

Do you know
What you want
To accomplish here?
Will you go
To the length you say you will
Or is this just all
Smoke and mirrors?

You may just set precedent
with every signal you’ve sent
Why don’t you learn the protocol
To no longer suffer this at all

Say what you mean if you mean it
Do what you feel in your heart
Make it real when you’re speaking your mind

Impressions churning and spray
Like repairs flowing away
Pushing downstream ferociously
Uprooting each obstacle you see



Smoke & Mirrors
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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Challengers . . .

. . . that you, if you are of the appropriate persuasion, should seriously consider in the forthcoming presidential primaries. . .
Governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld
Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh, who declared his candidacy on August 25, 2019
Former governor of South Carolina and U.S. representative Mark Sanford
(although two of the three have been involved in their own 'scandals', theirs cannot compare to those perpetrated by the current office holder)


(from https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/enjoy-joe-walsh-s-run-against-trump-2020-nod-he-ncna1047036?cid=referral_taboolafeed)
". . . A recent Monmouth University poll found Trump with just an 84 percent approval rating within the Republican Party, while an AP-NRC poll found the president’s approval to be only 79 president among Republican voters. More broadly, Trump is the only U.S. president whose overall approval has never risen above 50 percent. . . "





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Friday, September 13, 2019

Debate. . .

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(from https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-2020-chances-look-bright-thanks-his-democratic-rivals-ncna1053456 By Keith Koffler) with comments from moi:
". . . Among the most enviable and least recognized qualities of a presidential candidate is something they share with lottery winners and bowling champions: A talent for dumb luck" . . .
Right on the the lottery, but it seems to me that bowling most certainly requires a fair amount of skill

". . . And for those politicians blessed with this wholly undeserved and unearned gift, the most valuable form of it, the lucky break coveted over all others, is a lousy opponent.  President Donald Trump demonstrated such talent in abundance in 2016 when he faced the widely despised Hillary Clinton". . .
No disagreement here

"This is not to say Trump won’t earn the presidency. Or that he did not in 2016 either. He adroitly tapped into a gold mine of discontent with the established order, understanding the anger in the hinterland far better than the professional politicians and pundits who couldn’t see the problems with the establishment because they were part of it. But he also got lucky with his opponent — and he barely won". . .
Yes! BARELY!  And 'earning' is not the word I would choose to describe how he got into office.  Furthermore, I hope 'earning' (at the present time) includes 'performing' and 'accomplishing' as well as 'comporting', none of which can be attributed to this president

". . . As if to ensure his reelection, the Democrats have come up with former Vice President Joe Biden as the alleged front-runner — at least according to current polls — anointing him the most electable of the lot". . .
Unfortunately, very true.

". . . (Biden) called the actual commander in chief “President Hump,” . . .
Quite possibly not unintentional, unless he meant to say 'Lump'?????

proclaimed a preference for truth over facts and briefly relocated mass shootings that had occurred in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio to Houston and Michigan.

". . . Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro blew the dog whistle on Biden’s mental state as loudly as possible. “Are you forgetting already what you said just two minutes ago?” he demanded after the former VP denied he had said people would have to buy into his health care plan". . .
Take heed Democrat/Biden supporter.  This is an indication of something.

". . .  the former vice president has been veering from the truth himself, including recent claims that he opposed the Iraq War from the beginning, that he didn’t oppose busing and a story about pinning a silver star on a service member in Afghanistan. . . "
See above.

". . . Neither of the two leftist Democrats running not too far behind Biden, Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts or Bernie Sanders of Vermont, holds much chance of winning the presidency in a country where, according to the 2018 Election Day exit polls, a significant portion of voters consider themselves moderates". . .
Possibly, but '2018 exit polls'. . . C'MON!!!  Either Warren or Sanders would, in the election, scare the orange shit out of this clown.

". . . Booker and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke. . . [are] nowhere in the polls". . . 
The POLLS!!?? C'MON.  You press guys and your polls should be a little more humble after calling your horse in 2016!!





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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Just Another . . .

u/AnimalChin-
Russian mole rat
i.imgur.com/AhbIHt..
. . . rat . . .



(from https://wtop.com/baltimore/2019/09/trump-to-stop-in-baltimore-weeks-after-denigrating-city/)
". . . Lester Davis, spokesman for Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young, said city officials and the White House did not reach out to each other about a potential tour of the (Baltimore) area (during his visit to Baltimore September 12). . . Young said that if Trump travels beyond the city’s Inner Harbor, he will notice “that every neighborhood is not crime-ridden and dirty.” Meanwhile, City Council president Brandon Scott said he hopes the visit will allow Trump to see some of the infrastructure challenges that the city faces. . .“We know he’s been touting bringing infrastructure to Americans who live across the country but has failed to deliver, and those jobs that could be created through that would change the very neighborhoods that he was disparaging,” Scott said. . ."





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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A Necessary Shame . . .

. . . that someone had to actually say (or write) that. . .



(from https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/columnists/dan-rodricks/bs-md-rodricks-column-0909-20190910-xmmpucausrehhc3vfaoasjko7i-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1OdeIqoLmut4X6ZNjQ8iShiJNPVxkzStwXZd3TjWQus5oiPpdySd6S4BQ)
[The weather] ". . . is what it is, not what the president says it is. . . "


. . . not to mention that the president forced NOAA to falsely defend his gaffe (again,  dictatorship tendencies) . . .



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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Practical . . .


(from https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/05/trumps-company-isnt-tracking-all-the-money-it-gets-from-foreign-governments/527997/?fbclid=IwAR0JGshwppwu3ybdTzJwy05To-7axr0l-6W6H5iIdajV1xn-rOpiKnaD9cU)
". . . The Trump Organization Says It's 'Not Practical' to Comply With the Emoluments Clause
The president’s business tells lawmakers it is too difficult to track all its foreign revenue in accordance with constitutional requirements, and it hasn’t asked Congress for a permission slip. . . "


Nor is it practical to any longer suffer this complete idiot as the president of this country (are  you listening congressional republicans?) . . .







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Monday, September 9, 2019

Bearing. . .

. . . arms and a fact that bears repeating . . .


(from https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/nra-california-open-carry-ban/?fbclid=IwAR1VNePielRHzONhvMTDfRNcPbY8UTxKVy6y11mNZJtaKgzjwQXGCz-AVm0)
". . . the Mulford Act, which prohibited anyone outside of law enforcement officers (and others explicitly authorized to do so) from carrying loaded firearms in public, was enacted largely in response to the militant activities of the Black Panther Party. It’s also true that the bill was written by a Republican legislator, California Assemblyman Don Mulford of Oakland, and was passed with the full backing of Republican governor Ronald Reagan and the National Rifle Association. . . The bill was introduced in April 1967, six weeks after it had been reported that an armed group of Black Panthers acting as an escort for Malcolm X’s widow, Betty Shabazz, were involved in tense, nonviolent confrontations with airport security officers and police in San Francisco. As leftist writer Sol Stern later noted in Ramparts, “Local cops were dumbfounded to discover that there was no law which prohibited the Panthers from carrying loaded weapons so long as they were unconcealed, a legal fact which the Panthers had carefully researched.”. . . "





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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Speaking . . .

. . . of music . . .


. . . not only is Bourbon Street on the Beach (http://www.bourbonstreetonthebeach.com/) one of the best restaurants in Ocean City, and not only does it's clientele include many local (and national) musical celebrities, BUT in addition to these . . . Bourbon Street on the Beach is staffed by a number of talented musicians as evidenced by the jam posted below. . .


Deviled

OHO (duo) & Friends (Chuck & Colin[? I hope it's Colin] live in Ocean City MD September 2019




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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Turn . . .

. . . turn, turn. . .
Catch a wave and ride      In Ocean City
Cars and motor bikes      In Ocean City
Bikini babes on the sand In Ocean City
Vibin’ to rockin’ bands In Ocean City




Ocean City Ditty
OHO (Duo-Jay Graboski & Ray Jozwiak) Live in Ocean City, MD, September 2019




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Friday, September 6, 2019

Odd . . .

. . . that our attention spans are so short that death can sometimes inaccurately color truth . . .


". . . Despite (Zimbabwe Dictator Robert) Mugabe's departure, Zimbabwe's economy remains in its worst economic crisis in a decade. Inflation is in the triple digits, and rolling power cuts and shortages of U.S. dollars and basic goods have raised fears that the hyperinflation that forced it to ditch its currency in 2009 was set to return. . . "I will not shed a tear, not for that cruel man," Tariro Makena, a street vendor, told the Associated Press. "All these problems, he started them and people now want us to pretend it never happened.". . ."





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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Alternate . . .

. . . perfidy . . .


What’s in a name
Words are just words
Such compromise
Faithless was she
Deceitfulness; treachery
Breeching a trust; perfidious
No way to know
Well in advance
Now it’s all clear
Reaped what she sowed
She had to go

Dishonor waits
On perfidy
Rising above
Your misery
False man forgets worldliness
Minus or plus; perfidious
Cowards and fools
Hiding beneath lies
Accusat’ry
In you just like me
Will not die

Duplicity; two-facedness
Untrustworthiness confuses me
Such perfidy

Disloyalty
Baseless intrigue
Can it go on
Indefinitely;
Perfidy


Perfidy

©2019 Raymond M. Jozwiak




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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Member . . .


Who doesn't want to belong
To something
A need that's bigger than us
You feel it deep in your heart
Desire for
Attention
A little trust
A little trust

Now I'm a member of the club
And I'm not really sure
How far it will get me
And I'm not really sure
How far I will go

I felt it so many times
That yearning
To be a part of it all
I couldn't understand why
I didn't
Fit into
Your kind of style
Your kind of style

I'm an out-
sider from so long ago
A solo
Performer
On my own road
On my own road

Why so much serious doubt
Consumes me
I can't be-
gin to describe
Just when I thought that I found
A greater
Confidence
I want to hide
I want to hide


Member of the Club

©2011 Raymond M. Jozwiak




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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Subsequent. . .

. . . perfidy . . .


Rough vocals, tweaks, piano adjustments, mixing . . .



Perfidy
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Monday, September 2, 2019

More Perfidy . . .

. . . tightening, adding, improvising, accompanying . . .


What’s in a name
Words are just words
Such compromise
Faithless was she
Deceitfulness; treachery
Breeching a trust; perfidious
No way to know
Well in advance
Now it’s all clear
Reaped what she sowed
She had to go

Dishonor waits
On perfidy
Rising above
Your misery
False man forgets worldliness
Minus or plus; perfidious
Cowards and fools
Hiding beneath lies
Accusat’ry
In you just like me
Will not die

Duplicity; two-facedness
Untrustworthiness confuses me
Such perfidy

Disloyalty
Baseless intrigue
Can it go on
Indefinitely;
Perfidy?



Perfidy

©2019 Raymond M. Jozwiak




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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Third. . .

-Hand Intelligence . . . 



Third-Hand Intelligence
OHO (duo) Live at Bethany Beach, August 2019
rough demo of new OHO tune in progress



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