Excellent Wretch!

Perdition catch my soul But I do love thee! and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again. — William Shakespeare, Othello

Melania departing for Asia November 3, 2017

By Blue Bronc, a Trail Mix Contributor

Just as a way of bringing the sad pace of garbage caused by SFB on a minute by minute pace to reality:  Anyone remember FLOTUS getting a kidney repair done?

A woman who spent many days beyond day surgery in the hospital?  A woman, we were told, who returned to the WH?  A woman without any public face in two weeks?

Gotta wonder what is going on there.  Even a scribbled note from her handlers, smuggled out by a Secret Service agent would be nice.  Some reassurance that she is okay would be nice.

Speculation grows.  Some think cancer. Others, a facelift or tummy tuck. Some think she “fell down” and has other things going on.  Or even that she found a way to grab Barron and flea the U.S. back to Slovenia.

Nothing is being leaked.  That is beyond strange for this administration, it is unheard of.  To me that means something serious happened and it was not just a kidney thing.  Unless some chemical compound did something nasty to her kidneys.

She had her kidney problem hit right after several months of hearing about the virgin Stormy, hints of other women (hundreds?), paying for abortions and the spectacular flame-out of the “Be Best” campaign.  The only time she looked happy was at the extravagant correspondents dinner.

The only information comes from a man who does not and cannot tell the truth about anything.  He told six lies in two minutes during his word salad to the U.S. Naval Academy graduating class.  He averages more lies per hour than most of us do in a year.

Until she shows up and does an in person interview on WRC television station, the Comcast/Universal/NBC station in D.C., I will not believe she had a facelift or a tummy tuck.

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Quoth the Raven “Nevermore”

— Edgar Allen Poe

By Blue Bronc, a Trail Mix Contributor

One of the rather less than pure and sweet morals programs intelligence services run are using agents, men and women, who use sex to entrap or elicit information from the men and women who end up in their nest.  Looking at the “lawyer” who met with the Trump kids and campaign people would fit that category.

Looking at the Steele dossier, it seems a couple of red sparrows were involved.  Red Sparrows are what Russian intelligence community terms the sex workers and agents.  They are very pretty.  Think of Anna Chapman.  Think of the lawyer who met in the SFB stack of stuff, Natalia V. Veselnitskaya.  Both representative of women who entrap you. Although there is no mention the lawyer was a sparrow.  And, men who do the same for men or women are ravens.

Could the women in the Moscow hotel that probably had a very wet mattress to throw away have been red sparrows?  I would bet on it.  Putin is proud of how beautiful Russian sex workers are.  Even better they are well trained as agents too.  A certain president has a penchant for sex workers and beautiful women.  Especially young women.

A self-absorbed man-child would not have noticed or cared about who the women were if he were trying to get laid. It is possible he would not have noticed other instances if the women were not women but younger than eighteen.  He has been accused of entering the dressing room of the 1997 Miss Teen pageant, where contestants were as young as fifteen.

If a video of a man having sex with a teenage girl exists, that would be very damning and a very solid reason for blackmail.

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Love All, Trust a Few and Do Wrong To None

— William Shakespeare

By Blue Bronc, a Trail Mix Contributor

The afternoon was a very nice spring afternoon, if not a nice summer day.  The “radio” was a cellphone with an app for SiriusXM, using Bluetooth to send a signal to a small speaker in a waterproof case.  I was listening to Caliente channel, a Spanish channel.  Something about it was more pronounced than I had noticed years ago.  The DJ was a native Spanish speaker, but while talking English, in particular American English would be used when a Spanish word or phrase was too long or even non-existent.

Years ago, even decades ago, particularly in Southern California, slipping between English and Spanish was fairly common, even today with new comers to the U.S. they start doing this.  In Colorado I noticed it too.  But, it was just a sentence or two.  What I hear now is the children of those newcomers to the U.S. comfortable with both languages.

In the office I have two people who handle calls from Spanish people and they too slip back and forth.  Unless they are talking to someone who is strictly a Spanish speaker.  One of my co-workers, now in Mexico, was raised with both languages, he too would slip back and forth.

These are the people who are being deported by the very scary federals.  They are not what the Republicans make them out to be. They may be Dreamers or DACA (scary sounding to me).  They may be young adults or even thirty-year-olds living over a work permit.  But they are Americans, they do not speak British English.  They speak American English.

Having listened to people who have been in America a very short time, they were proud to try an American word or two.  But, now they are afraid of moving their lips due to the very bad actions of the deportations squads.  Why are they so scary?

They are not WHITE.  Not Wonder Bread White Bread WHITE.  Not toothpaste white WHITE. They are not the color of “pure”.  Even vanilla is not white.

Next up are Vietnamese who Americans saved from slaughter in Vietnam.  The federal purity deportation squads are now ready to remove valiant and patriotic Vietnamese people from America.  Veterans need to get involved here.  But, once again – they are not WHITE.

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Racial Segregation Must Be Seen For What It Is,

That it is an evil system, a new form of slavery covered up with certain niceties of complexity.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Blue Bronc, a Trail Mix Contributor

Imagine this discussion if you were children in the mid-seventeen hundred’s in Colonial Maryland near what is now Hyattsville on a farm.  You hear your father talking or debating, with others from surrounding farms, that he is thinking of freeing his slaves. Lit by candle or oil lamp, the room would have been a place of flickering light, warm most of the year, an interesting place to be. The discussion going from farm house to farm house. Farmers of the land, tobacco the crop. Farms powered by slavery.

Questions about what would happen to the slaves once they became freemen, with questions about what would happen to the farm if the freemen decided to leave.  How would others see the freeing of the slaves.  Would others do the same or complain to the King’s agents?

You are one of many families farming the area. You are looking forward to moving somewhere with game and fresh dirt.  The wild game in the area has been hunted to extinction.  Your fields are producing fewer crops, especially tobacco.  It is time to move. With your father, Basil Foster marrying Mary Acton, you have some favors from William Penn, governor of Pennsylvania colony and grandfather of Mary.  Might as well go north to Pennsylvania.

But what about your slaves.  Keep them as slaves?  Release them as freemen?  Pennsylvania was tending to stop the owning of slaves in the colony.

Basil Foster made freemen of his slaves.  They, the clan and freemen, moved north to Pennsylvania colony and started clearing land around Bedford, Round Top.  The clan just north of them was massacred, the bodies stabbed onto the stubs of where tree branches had been prior on the large trees.  The Foster clan, including the new freeman, returned to the old farms around Hyattsville.  After the Revolutionary War, they all moved back to Round Top.

Consider that we, as a nation, are still debating this issue.

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca (54 BC – 39 AD), aka Seneca the Elder

By Blue Bronc, a Trail Mix Contributor

One of the current hot topics of the talking heads is the speed at which advertisers are leaving the Laura, the lip, Ingraham show on Fox.  They talk about all sorts of reasons, afraid of being seen as supporting hate.  Add in they are concerned about losing the generation of Millennials.

Looking at the cable channels viewership you see a lot of people watching Fox, MSNBC and CNN.  Lots of people in the older age brackets.  The Baby Boomers and on the edge of the Boomers, who are retiring or ending their working careers and looking forward to time in the garden.  Unless there are special circumstances they are not buying new homes or furnishing new apartments or condos.  They are not buying a lot of new cars and trucks.

The advertisers know where their ads are showing.  They buy the data from the online companies and from the cable providers.  They know when and who is watching the programs.  Although a lot of ads are sold in bundles and the advertisers do not know exactly when an ad is run, they can find out and when they receive a tweet or an email, they know when someone does not like it.

The generation who is in the sights of the advertisers are not on cable television.  They are on phones and tablets.  They are using streaming tools.  They are using social media.  That is why the advertisers pull the ads back from showing.  The loss of advertisers for O’Reilly and now Ingraham should not be seen as odd. These should be seen as the new normal for shows.

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