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In An Age Of Universal Deceit, Telling The Truth Is A Revolutionary Act.......George Orwell

Monday, September 26, 2016

Abbie Hoffman Moment

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Dear Dr. Phil

Dear Dr. Phil,

Recently, you hosted the former step parent of Kyron Horman, missing from Oregon since 2010, on your talk show. At one point, you asked her about the suspicions on the part of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office to the effect that she had attempted to hire someone to murder her husband, Kaine. The allegations centered around a landscaper, whom she had hired to mow her lawn, and an offer she had allegedly made. When you asked her about it, she told you that she had never told Kaine about the landscaper. In fact, she gave her older son, James Moulton, credit for mowing the lawn when she discussed it with Kaine.

Is there a way to send Terri Horman a follow-up question, via your show? If James had been given the task of mowing the lawn by his stepfather, does it build character when his mother hires a landscaper to do it, instead? What kind of a message is sent when she lies to her husband, and states that her son actually mowed the lawn, as charged? This does not sound like good parenting. There are quite a few people who saw your show that day, and would like these questions further explored. Oh, there's one more question that should be put to Terri directly: Terri, where's Kyron?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Terri Horman And Dr. Phil

After six years of refusing to speak about her stepson's missing persons case, Terri Horman, the sometime step parent of Kyron Horman, has finally decided to voice her opinions. Not to law enforcement, and not facts; but on daytime television and defenses of her own behaviors. On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, Dr. Phil has interviews with Terri Horman on his show. Above is a clip from Wednesday's show. Certain unusual inconsistencies are discussed, such as Terri's insistence that the police told her to lie to reporters about her marital status when she and Kyron's father separated. That does not make sense, as anyone with a need for such information can look it up at the local courthouse. Marriages are public. The rumor that Terri did not fail a polygraph is also put to rest, as Dr. Phil and Terri openly discuss that fact that she failed two polygraphs and did not complete a third. Possibly, however; the most glaring insult to reality is this: Terri Horman did not wear a button with a picture of Kyron, who is the real subject of the show, and did not even hold up a flyer with a picture of him, as both of Kyron's parents do, when they appear on national television to discuss Kyron's case.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Message For A Northeast Kansas Youth Pastor

Hey, Northeast Kansas Youth Pastor; you know that young man you and your congregation have been praying for? The one who got into an automobile accident and suffered some severe injuries? Well, despite your church's and his family's efforts to float the rumor that this driver was not drunk, the sheriff of the county where the accident occurred got a warrant for his lab results and blood tests from that night. Guess what? He was drunk. I'm pretty sure you and all of you "prayer warriors" know that, though. All of you really think that there is actually a "god" in the sky who thinks it is okay for members of your church to commit crimes, don't you?

I have another question for you. If "God" actually zaps this young man into a speedy and complete recovery, as all of you have so fervently and repetitiously requested, have you considered that at the moment his health allows him to answer for his actions on the night of the car wreck, there will be a warrant issued for his arrest in the State of Kansas? You should probably "counsel" this boy's insane and hypocritical parents to retain legal counsel for him, so that if and when "God" strikes him healthy again, he will be represented in court. Because, contrary to what all of you think, we are all equal to certain forces here on Earth.

Unless, of course, getting "healed" and living as a fugitive are Christian lifestyle thingies. Geesh. Just remind the family that the bible advises to be honest and non-fraudulent, and that the young man involved in the accident should be accountable for what he did.

Abbie Hoffman Moment

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Ten Million Dollar School

Perhaps that title should read, "The Ten Million Dollar School District." USD 380, in Northeast Kansas, actually has two so-called "schools", one in Nemaha County, and one in Marshall County, a mind boggling division that is the result of gerrymandering, done in an ongoing effort to resist Brown v. the Baord of Education. The school board (a tiny, unprofessional collection of persons who do not have degrees or experience in education) has issued a request for a construction manager to upgrade their buildings and it also wants ten million dollars. Both of the two buildings babysit less than three hundred children per year; why should taxpayers foot the bill for this project, when consolidation with other schools is the obvious answer?

Since 1980, the population of Frankfort, Kansas has steadily declined, as has the population of Centralia, Kansas. At this writing, Frankfort has a population of about 700, and Centralia's population is about 500. That gives us about about 1,200 people, adding the populations of both towns together. Both of the schools that serve this demographic, Frankfort and Centralia, have less than 500 students, combined, from kindergarten to twelfth grade. Your blogger graduated from a high school that had a bigger student body than both of the entire towns of Frankfort and Centralia, put together; so it seems quite natural to wonder why ten million dollars would be requested for such a small student body.

Instead of new buildings for a declining population, shouldn't USD 380 look at saving money by making sure that there is only one school board and administrative staff for each five hundred high school students? In fact, if Marshall County consolidated its public schools into one high school, one middle school, and three or four elementary schools, that would cover the needs of Marshall County children nicely. Sports would be more competitive, and the dead weight of multiple superintendents and principals could be jettisoned in favor of hiring foreign language and math teachers. If schools were consolidated this way, USD 380 could dissolve and there would be no need to beg for more bucks. Students would be better off, too.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Alice Cooper, A Troubled Man For Troubled Times

So, what happened to Alice Cooper's bid for president? His platform, A Troubled Man For Troubled Times, is perfect, especially for a Republican candidate! This is the funniest thing your blogger has seen all day!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Deplorable Is As Deplorable Does

Hillary Clinton described few of Donald Trump's supporters as a "basket of deplorables". She was not discussing their backgrounds, their lifestyles, or even their appearances; but their behavior. There is a very long list of violent incidents at Trump rallies, and no one else in the presidential race for 2016 has attracted or incited as much violence as Donald Trump. It seems rather obvious that those who openly show support for Trump by attending his events can, at least, be called disorderly; so why has Trump's running mate, former Indiana governor Mike Pence, become irate that Hillary would say such a thing about Trump's supporters? Possibly, because Mike Pence is a lot more fluent in "deplorability." After all, he is the one who used campaign funds during his 1990 run for Congress in Indiana to pay his personal bills. He dropped out of that race because of the resulting scandal.

Maybe while Donald Trump is running his mouth about Hillary Clinton's observations about those who attend his rallies, he could take a minute to wish her a speedy recovery from pneumonia. Not that she won't recover; she certainly will, but isn't it a lot more polite and less deplorable to express concern and well wishes?

Abbie Hoffman Moment

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Shannon Tadlock Missing From Kansas

Shannon Tadlock, of Brown County, Kansas, has been missing since June. She is 31 years old, 5' 7" tall, around 170 lb. and has brown hair and blue eyes. The Brown County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information to call them at 785-742-7125. To the right is a picture of her, culled from Facebook.

Hopefully, Shannon Tadlock will be located before more information or better pictures are needed.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Abbie Hoffman Moment

 This was what Abbie Hoffman said about the time he and his friends threw monopoly money down on all the stock brokers at the New York Stock Exchange in 1967.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Through The Lens Of Siriunsun's Camera