Pot·pour·ri

A little bit of this and that today.

I wonder why in pictures of women holding canes they almost always bend the cane. Why is that? Is it to show dominance?

Satisfying my need to objective women? A cute girl with eyes I could fall into.

Nice to find in your Inbox
There were no women on my ship
Strange, but an interesting outfit

Our Total Lack Of Mental Health

I read “The Point of It All” by Charles Krauthammer and wanted to share this with you.

“It’s always the weapon and never the shooter. Twelve people are murdered in a rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, and before sundown Senator Dianne Feinstein has called for yet another debate on gun violence. Major opprobrium is heaped on the AR-15, the semiautomatic used in the Newtown massacre. Turns out no AR-15 was used at the Navy Yard. And the shotgun that was used was obtained legally in Virginia after the buyer, Aaron Alexis, had passed both a state and federal background check. As was the case in the Tucson shooting—instantly politicized into a gun-control and (fabricated) Tea-Party-climate-of-violence issue—the origin of this crime lies not in any politically expedient externality but in the nature of the shooter. On August 7, that same Alexis had called police from a Newport, Rhode Island, Marriott. He was hearing voices. Three people were following him, he told the cops. They were sending microwaves through walls, making his skin vibrate and preventing him from sleeping. He had already twice changed hotels to escape the men, the radiation, the voices. Delusions, paranoid ideation, auditory (and somatic) hallucinations: the classic symptoms of schizophrenia.”

“So here is this panic-stricken soul, psychotic and in terrible distress. And what does modern policing do for him? The cops tell him to “stay away from the individuals that are following him.” Then they leave. But the three “individuals” were imaginary, for God’s sake. This is how a civilized society deals with a man in such a state of terror? Had this happened 35 years ago in Boston, Alexis would have been brought to me as the psychiatrist on duty at the emergency room of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Were he as agitated and distressed as in the police report, I probably would have administered an immediate dose of Haldol, the most powerful fast-acting antipsychotic of the time. This would generally have relieved the hallucinations and delusions, a blessing not only in itself, but also for the lucidity brought on that would have allowed him to give us important diagnostic details—psychiatric history, family history, social history, medical history, etc. If I had thought he could be sufficiently cared for by family or friends to receive regular oral medication, therapy and follow-up, I would have discharged him. Otherwise, I’d have admitted him. And if he refused, I’d have ordered a 14-day involuntary commitment. Sounds cruel? On the contrary. For many people living on park benches, commitment means a warm bed, shelter and three hot meals a day. For Alexis, it would have meant the beginning of a treatment regimen designed to bring him back to himself before discharging him to a world heretofore madly radioactive.”

“That’s what a compassionate society does. It would no more abandon this man to fend for himself than it would a man suffering a stroke. And as a side effect, that compassion might even extend to potential victims of his psychosis—in the event, remote but real, that he might someday burst into some place of work and kill 12 innocent people. Instead, what happened? The Newport police sent their report to the local naval station, where it promptly disappeared into the ether. Alexis subsequently twice visited VA hospital ERs, but without any florid symptoms of psychosis and complaining only of sleeplessness, the diagnosis was missed. (He was given a sleep medication.) He fell back through the cracks. True, psychiatric care is underfunded and often scarce. But Alexis had full access to the VA system. The problem here was not fiscal but political and, yes, even moral. I know the civil libertarian arguments. I know that involuntary commitment is outright paternalism. But paternalism is essential for children because they don’t have a fully developed rational will. Do you think Alexis was in command of his will that night in Newport? We cannot, of course, be cavalier about commitment. We should have layers of review, albeit rapid. But it’s both cruel and reckless to turn loose people as lost and profoundly suffering as Alexis, even apart from any potential dangerousness. More than half of those you see sleeping on grates have suffered mental illness. It’s a national scandal. It’s time we recalibrated the pendulum that today allows the mentally ill to die with their rights on—and, rarely but unforgivably, take a dozen innocents with them.

The Washington Post, September 20, 2013″

A totally different topic

I’m reading “Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution” by Tucker Carlson and wanted to share this quote with you.

“Over time, this trend reshaped America. What had been essentially an egalitarian country, where people from every income group save the very top and the very bottom mixed regularly, has become increasingly stratified. In 1980 it would have been unremarkable for a family in the highest tax bracket to eat regularly at McDonald’s, stay in motels, and take vacations by car. A few decades later, that is nearly impossible to imagine. There aren’t many successful executives eating Big Macs at rest stops on the New Jersey Turnpike, or even many college graduates. Only hookers and truck drivers stay in motels. Most affluent people under forty have never been inside one. The rich now reside on the other side of a rope line from everyone else. They stand in their own queues at the airport, sleep on their own restricted floors in hotels. They watch sporting events from skyboxes, while everyone else sits in the stands. They go to different schools. They eat different food. They ski on private mountains, with people very much like themselves.”

“Over time, this trend reshaped America. What had been essentially an egalitarian country, where people from every income group save the very top and the very bottom mixed regularly, has become increasingly stratified. In 1980 it would have been unremarkable for a family in the highest tax bracket to eat regularly at McDonald’s, stay in motels, and take vacations by car. A few decades later, that is nearly impossible to imagine. There aren’t many successful executives eating Big Macs at rest stops on the New Jersey Turnpike, or even many college graduates. Only hookers and truck drivers stay in motels. Most affluent people under forty have never been inside one. The rich now reside on the other side of a rope line from everyone else. They stand in their own queues at the airport, sleep on their own restricted floors in hotels. They watch sporting events from skyboxes, while everyone else sits in the stands. They go to different schools. They eat different food. They ski on private mountains, with people very much like themselves.”

I am really enjoying Tucker. I am not learning new stuff but seeing things differently. I think I have tripped over why our country has changed so much in the last 20-30 years. Immigration, both legal and illegal. The ruling class wants immigrants because they don’t have to pay them as much. The Dem’s, which are also the modern elites, want them because they reliably vote Dem.

Thanks to mass immigration, America has experienced greater demographic change in the last few decades than any other country in history has undergone during peacetime. Our elites relentlessly celebrate those changes, but their very scale destabilizes our society. If you grew up in America, suddenly nothing looks the same. Your neighbors are different. So is the landscape and the customs and very often the languages you hear on the street. You may not recognize your own hometown. Human beings aren’t wired for that. They can’t digest change at this pace. It disorients them. Over time it makes even the most open-minded people jumpy and hostile and suspicious of one another. It encourages tribalism.

In a healthy society, decades of obvious failures by elites would force a change of ideas or a change of leadership. Neither has happened. The same class of lawmakers, journalists, and business chieftains holds power, despite their dismal record. America now has not only one of the least impressive ruling classes in history, but also the least self-aware. They have no idea how bad they are.

It’s Spring

Do you like your pictures with captions?

Or Without?

Well, our calendar says it’s Spring. I hope we have a long one this year. Last year, it paused for Spring only a week or two between Winter and Summer.

The flowers are blooming so it must be Spring. Why else would I post a picture of a lass in the garden? It could not be because I would dearly love to spank her perfectly formed nates.

 

The Religion Of Peace

I wrote this in 2016

Those living in peace have the time to form bonds of love. There has never been peace in Islam, so they don’t know how to love. But hate! Oh God can they hate. They have a deep, deep resentment of anything that might jolt them from their delusions of grandeur and show them for what they are – a decadent savage people controlled by a religion that denies them of all human ambitions. Except for the few of them cruel enough to command them as one commands a mob of sheep.

The Koran has many things besides punishment and rewards. It gives instruction about fornication, adultery, alms, murder, corruption, insults, divorce, persecution, wet-nursing, backbiting, gambling, infanticide, heathenism, inheritance, how to sleep, menstruation, intercourse, orphans, eating in others houses, prayer times, ownership of horses, sucking, prohibition of alcohol, retaliation, satans, treatment of slaves, thievery, usury, cunning, omens, diets, food laws, prayers of the evil, sexual abstinence, raising the dead, sexual dishonor, eunuchs, regulations for keeping concubines, evil spirits, why Mohammed must be believed, vanquishing the Greeks, veiling the face, cattle, idolatry, breaking bonds with kin, avarice, ritual washing, head shaving, rules for pilgrims, treatment of enemies and women refugees, lewdness, pregnant camels, rain, perversity, plots, and counterplots. 

The Koran is a source for how those in a tribe should behave with one another and with other tribes. There is nothing in it like the golden rule. There are no prescriptions like the Ten Commandants. Islam was founded on murder, theft, rape and slavery. When Mohammad led a raid on a neighboring tribe and they came back with a lot of booty, he said it showed they were true believers and that Allah had blessed them for their faith.  The Koran sanctions the use of violence. Islam is many things, but it not a religion that promotes a positive culture. What kind of perverse society, religion, culture is it that breeds volcanic hatred?

The Koran is laced with hate for Jews. Perhaps because Mohammed was not able to convince Jewish tribes to follow and support him. He attacked them, killed all the men and made slaves of the women and children. Islam is unable to live in peace with anyone, including other muslims. Blood feuds between tribes last for decades and longer. Violence is not confined to inter-tribe rivalries, it’s Shia against Sunni, it’s all Muslims against the infidels. 

All those ‘…ite tribes you have heard about such as Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, etc. They are still around, some with different names but with legacies and hates going back over two millennia.

Mohammad declares that ”Allah is the most accomplished liar and deceiver.” From this Mohammad sanctions deception as a means to establish a world-wide caliphate. It’s called Taqiyya and it is the Muslims’ license to lie to infidels in order to camouflage Islam’s holy war strategy (jihad) to conquer the world. Deception is considered a good work and good works must be done consistently and repeatedly to earn salvation with the except of the greatest work of dying while fighting non-Muslims. I think understanding this is key to understanding that Islam will never be peaceful.

Of the trillions of dollars received in payment for oil, a western person might wonder why none of it has been used to invest in say manufacturing to provide jobs for when the oil finally runs out. It is because Islam creates a culture that does not promote doing anything for themselves? Any work is best done by servants and non-muslims. The Koran instructs that believers are here awaiting paradise. There is nothing they can do but endure and hate.

Why? The answer, in a word, is “liberty.” Something foreign to Islam. Liberated people are ingenious. Slaves, serfs, subordinated women, people frozen in a hierarchy of lords or bureaucrats are not. 

Western thought is not encouraged. No western literature is translated into Arabic. It is a closed society. It’s difficult for a non-Muslim to get a visa to Saudi. They have contributed nothing to human betterment for centuries, unless you consider the assassin and the terrorist as human gifts.

If peace is not possible, what’s to be done with the infestation of Muslims we already have in the western world? Should we continue to allow any to enter the US even as tourists? 

Articles you may wish to read.

We can’t trust Muslims in regards to Islamic doctrine

Obama is the Worst President Since World War II, Poll Says

Do We Need Our Country Anymore?

Pigs on Two Legs Turn on Each Other

A Too Long Weekend

This was two decades ago and our memory is really fuzzy.

This much we recall. Seven sassy women and two guys went on a long weekend trip to the Gulf coast. The women came from South Carolina, Michigan, Alabama, Mississippi and Ontario. A geographically diverse group with one thing in common, they liked acting sassy and getting spanked.

The first afternoon, one of the women was a little too full of herself and did something to really irritate Bacall. Later that day she pissed me off royally. She just did not play well with others. By the time the holiday was over she was feeling contrite and invited Bacall to paddle her. And paddle her she did – bare bottom in front of everyone.

After a time, she sucked up enough and I forgave her. Bacall never did.

Are Spanko’s Prudes?

As a group, spanko’s maybe not be prudish, but we are secretive for sure.

A brunch asked about our comfort level in sharing our secret. No one was much up for sharing.

Who exactly are we hiding from?

I can understand hiding from family, friends, and the workplace. But from other spanko’s? Really?

I have been wondering for a time, where spanko’s, (yes, I prefer the old term), are on the prude scale. A prude is a person who is or claims to be easily shocked by matters relating to sex or nudity. Bacall and I sure do not think of ourselves as libertines, more as adventurous.

Spanko’s on the web seem to hold their cards close and don’t admit much about themselves. Nowhere do I see this more than in the numerous “spanking” blogs authored by women. There is seldom a mention of spanking and even then it’s in the past tense, as in when we did that TTWDNDA – That Thing We Do Not Do Anymore.

We have never been jealous. We do not think a thing about being nude with others. We have been spanked by others. We have spanked others. It’s been fun. It’s never felt like cheating.

We understand that if someone is the jealous type, attempting to do what we do is a recipe for a huge explosion.

Bacall, more than I, has had some wonderful spanking experiences with others behind closed doors. That does not faze me one iota. She shares want she cares to share about it and I don’t ask questions. She has made some good friends in the community. People she has talked out her concerns about say breast cancer. She felt she had spent too time talking to me about it, but still wanted to share. [I chuckle about this as one of her rules about extramarital sex, is just fuck don’t talk. No, I am not suggesting she had sex with anyone else]

We have known well over 200 people in the flesh that know our names. In many cases, we have been to their homes and vice versa. Here at OBB, several readers have shared personal information. The world keeps spinning.

I guess my continual wonderment is what are we hiding and from who?