Waving at Smoke

You know what it’s like…you live in America, you’re walking down the street of any major or somewhat major city,  pull out a smoke – you know – a tobacco cigarette, light it up, and mercy, the nasty looks, the haughty glances, the head swiveling disdain of hatred thrown toward you – the unclean – could kill you.

Evidently, afraid that catching a whiff of a burning plant might end their lives on the spot, the easily offended will wave their arrogance in the air to ward off the offending smoke, making the most grotesque faces, and sometimes even share their displeasure with you verbally.  I had a friend who got in a bit of verbal sparing match with one of the “enlightened” after lighting up on the street one fine afternoon.  He took a long drag on the cigarette, paused a moment, and then asked the haughty, offended jackass if they walk down the street each day, continually waving their hands to ward off the invisible, yet toxic, fumes from cars, buses, motorcycles or the rancid breath from the ignorant. The smug, haughty a-hole could only mutter some sort of unintelligible gibberish and move on.  There are moments, and only moments it seems these days, where life can be a bit grand!

It’s funny (not really) what Americans can get themselves in a tizzy about today.  A flotilla of missile ships heading toward a sovereign nation to launch a handful, more than a handful, a couple hundred or a thousand or more missiles on a nation based on a video on social media of an incident in Syria, which as of today appears evidence free, isn’t cause for much concern among the brain-dead American public. In fact, it’s probably pretty much on target to say that few in the West even know a flotilla of missile ships is in route to the Mediterranean for a bit of bombing of more innocents, all because social media impels Washington to “do something” based on no evidence as of yet.

“There have been a number of these attacks. In many cases, you know we don’t have troops, we’re not engaged on the ground there, so I cannot tell you that we had evidence, even though we had a lot of media and social media indicators that either chlorine or sarin were used,” Mattis said, speaking to members of the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday.

The defense secretary said that he did believe that a chemical attack did take place, but that the US was still “looking for the actual evidence.” – Secretary of Defense, James Mattis – via theduran.com

The ending of a few thousands lives…more destruction and ruin of sovereign nations – Americans and the West can’t be bothered.  But light up a cigarette, or even worse, verbalize the politically incorrect thought, and you’re likely to be in an unpleasant confrontation quickly.

MillicaPeople are testy in the America about the all UNIMPORTANT. The lit cigarette on the street, ignoring a couple of inane texts, finding something better to do than watching a sporting event, or declining to view more TV “programming”; moving away from listening to the lies of the mainstream media, quitting social media, question the upcoming WWIII shin-dig that the West seems to be planning and good God, man – you’re considered looney.

 

Even the lost and deranged guy with orange hair is testy these days.

After using the preferred modern means of starting a war via Twitter, he got a bit peeved that those folks listening and paying attention to him, since he is POTUS, thought he meant what he said when he tweeted –  “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!”

Just a few passing, random thoughts from the POTUS. Why get in a lather about it all? Threatening a nuclear power is just part of the job, right?  Evidently so, but then today he comes out all peeved about the international concern, saying, “Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all! In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS. Where is our “Thank you America?”

Jesus, Mary and Joseph!  “Thank you, America” – for what? Almost everywhere Washington has directed its military to go with their regime change plans for the past 17 years has resulted in countries laid to waste and the destruction of lives. What in the hell should they thank us for?

Apparently, for shyte like this:

President Trump’s Pick for Secretary of State Just Confirmed ‘Hundreds” of Russians Were Killed in a U.S. Attack in Syria – via time.com

“In Syria, now, a handful of weeks ago the Russian met their match,” Pompeo told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “A couple hundred Russians were killed.”

What’s a couple hundred more lives ended?  Washington has ended millions of lives since their never-ending wars started. A couple hundred more…big deal. Even better since they were Russians. If you want to read what insanity, combined with ignorance and supreme arrogance looks like, you can read more on this despicable human being, soon to be Secretary of State here.

As of today, there are no protests in the streets to the impending madness, whether it be here in the U.S. or Europe. In fact, the major papers are urging Trump to kill more Syrians and risk WWIII.

“Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity of atrocities, War. He is the only one that gathers his brethren about him and goes forth in cold blood and calm pulse to exterminate his kind. He is the only animal that for sordid wages will march out…and help to slaughter strangers of his own species who have done him no harm and with whom he has no quarrel. ..And in the intervals between campaigns he washes the blood off his hands and works for “the universal brotherhood of man”–with his mouth.” ~ Mark Twain – “What Is Man?”

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Tonight’s musical offering:

As of late, I find myself looking for music of comfort, elegance and beauty, to offset, if possible, the absolute insanity of the times, if only for a few moments.  Whether it be classical music or jazz, when I find it – I keep listening.  So, the same offering from last night – the elegance and wonder from Mr. Wynton Marsalis. May it provide you with a few moments of elegant respite from these troubled days.

“The Very Thought of You” ~ Wynton Marsalis ~ Jazz in Marciac ~ 2016

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