The Seven Sisters

John Hoge discusses the Pleiades, or the Seven Sisters today at Hogewash!.



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Charles Manson

Is it hate speech to pray that there is a real, literal hell? And that Charlie is there?

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 On the other hand, the world is now a bit less evil.



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You Say This Like ‘Doing Nothing’ Is a Bad Thing in This Case


They were not detained. They were arrested. 

Sorry for no link, but Washington Post has a firewall, but they’re glad to feed me this in my email.

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“Are you now, or have you ever been a member…”

Those who have studied history, or lived through enough of it, knows the McCarthy-era question ended with the phrase “…a member of the Communist Party.”

Twitter is reviving the policy of disciplining folks on the basis of their membership in unacceptable organizations:

UK Independent:

Twitter has announced it will be monitoring its users’ behaviour “on and off” the social media platform, in a bid to tackle hate speech.

Anyone affiliated with extremist organisations will be suspended according to the new policy, which will come into force on 18 December.

The new rules state:  “You also may not affiliate with organisations that – whether by their own statements or activity both on and off the platform – use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes.”

The policy of course also threatens to suspend accounts for harassment and other offenses on Twitter — which makes sense. (It may be a UK only policy in response to hate speech policies in the United Kingdom. )

Twitter, unlike say, a baker or wedding photographer…can choose to NOT do business with some folks based upon any criteria.

By the way, I don’t support neo-Nazis and hate groups. I don’t care to read hateful words, and besides, I consider Twitter to be a waste of time. — Dave

On the other hand, this sort of thing easily becomes a blacklist.

During the 1950’s, some artists, writers and actors were denied work in Hollywood NOT because of their actions, but because of their affiliations. Go to a meeting, you’re on the list. Join a group which was a front for some other well-known unacceptable group, you’re on the list. Your name appeared on a petition ten years ago in support of some long-forgotten cause, and you’re on a list. 

Of course the comparison is not perfect. Most comparisons are not.   

Twitter will suspend your account for membership in organizations they disapprove of. Not just because of behaviour (UK spelling) on Twitter.

I’m sure Costco, Amazon Prime and Sausage of the Month Club™ won’t be next. 

Nothing to worry about.




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The Stupid Surround Us

The second comment on a story in the Ball State Daily News (stop giggling) is clearly reason enough to do some head shaking:


Perhaps this is an aberration. Maybe there are constitutional scholars and amateurs like myself all over the internet ready to support all of the Amendments, including the freedom to speak, assemble, publish, exercize one’s religion and petition the government for redress of grievances, without government intrusion.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. – First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

You know, being against gun violence, or against just plain violence is not really taking much of a stand. (And does the cute hippie have a messy pie chart on her sign?) 

Or there are many more idiots who are really convinced that what built this country was diversity, inclusion, slavery and oppression…not freedom. That healthcare is a right, but the freedom to offend people isn’t. That hate speech = murder, because…?

That we’d all be better off if we had experts to tell us what we can read, write or gather to discuss.

We have so much to do.

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I Strongly Object to John Hoge’s Accusation Against Bill Schmalfeldt

In his daily Team Kimberlin post, John Hoge says the following:

Bill Schmalfeldt hasn’t been consistent in his claim that Patrick Grady is Paul Krendler. 

I take issue. I take umbrage.

And Valium. But that’s another post.

John’s words are accurate, but I object strenuously (strenuously counselor?) yes, strenuously to the suggestion that Bill Schmalfeldt should be held to standards of consistency.

There is no attempt at consistency in Bill Scmalfeldt’s typings.

Bill Schmalfeldt has claimed that Patrick Grady is Paul Krendler . And several other people are Krendler. That several other commenters here and at the Team Free Speech sites are Patrick Grady.

Bill Schmalfeldt has also claimed to be Paul Krendler. 

Bill Schmalfeldt has claimed to have a progressive neurological disorder, except that his doesn’t progress; it waxes and wains. Symptoms come and go in a major way.

Bill Schmalfeldt openly stated that one of his online enemies showed all the signs of having been abused by her daddy, while also claiming that people treat him badly though they “don’t know him.”

Schmalfeldt posted a photograph of my house, my address and other information online…and has done the same to others, but claims people are stalking him when they republish information which Bill has posted showing his home. 

Schmalfeldt is like a random number generator — coming up with strings of opinions which are inconsistent, unsupported and incompatible with known facts. If Bill was an actual random number generator, he’d claim the numbers were the multiplication facts and the last digits of Π.

If Bill were a monkey in the zoo, he’d fling poo at himself. Then file an unsuccessful lawsuit against the other chimps.

Bill Schmalfeldt files lawsuits, loses and/or withdraws the lawsuits, then considers them wins. 

He photographed a family member in the hospital, sent the picture to strangers and then objected that the pic ended up on the internet. Hint: email is internet.

He has the consistency of jello.

The individual who was on the internet announcing his wife’s death to strangers, offered to take another picture of his deceased wife…this individual asks for privacy.  He wants to badger people, then quit. Then start again later.

He innvades the privacy of others. At least a dozen Peace Orders/protection orders are proof that he is a menace.

Expecting Schmalfeldt to be consistent is like asking a porcupine to cuddle. A goldfish to walk. CNN to be fair. 

His actions are a part of post-evolutionary biology, since Darwin’s survival of the fittest no longer matters in the 21st century.  In a strictly biological sense, he could not have survived before free food, gov’ment checks and laws against violence.

At the OK Corral, both sides would have shot at him.

If his DNA was part of the primordial ooze, his one-cell organism would develop a respiratory system, then reject that plan and attempt and try photosynthesis. Eventually, the other one-celled organisms would have migrated thousands of miles simply to get away.

Bill claimed to have signs of Parkinson’s dementia, but now accuses John Hoge of senility. At last check, John Hoge still works, takes care of himself and has never claimed to be a pauper. Hoge works in a technical field at an age when most men would have let their scientific skills decline. 

There is no consistency in Pretendyland, the permanent home of Bill Schmalfeldt. I object to John Hoge supposing otherwise.




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Since the question was asked seriously, I will answer in the same way. Yes. He is touching the vest of a soldier newscaster who appears unconscious. Third finger, left hand, visible under the index finger. Clearly touching. Right hand? Probably touching.

Shadows mean nothing, since the right hand casts no shadows at the fingertips. Demeaning, stupid and criminal.

This Tweet shows a juvenile, imbecilic jerk. Two if you pay attention.

Thinking Man’s Zombie is also on the case.

Wrongthink Radio has the words of the victim.



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