Monday, October 1, 2018

2018 Crop Circle Gallery

The 2018 crop circle season was different than most previous seasons, having fewer formations than in years past, and fewer jaw droppers of elaborate design.  All in all an un-remarkable season when compared to what is usually left behind.  This year saw only 37 formations worldwide, and of course not all were authentic.  The man-made formations generally lack the complexity & beauty of authentic formations.  As always, this gallery has omitted both very simple designs, and obvious man-made circles, leaving us with 25 crop circles for the season.  Maybe they took a year off and let the apprentices play.
May 26, 2018

June 4, 2018

June 9, 2018

June 10, 2018

June 11, 2018, France

June 17, 2018

June 17, 2018

June 19, 2018, Russia

June 20, 2018

June 23, 2018

June 24 2018

June 30, 2018

July 7, 2018

July 7, 2018 - Czech Republic

July 8, 2018

July 10, 2018

July 14, 2018

July 14 2018 (2)


July 18, 2018

July 23, 2018

July 26, 2018

July, 29, 2018

August 10, 2018

August 23, 2018

August 19, 2018

Traditionally crop circles increase in size and complexity as the end of the season approaches, capping the year off with what is called the jawdropper, or the "best" formation of the year.  That didn't happen this year, for the first time ever as I can recall.  This year has also seen the fewest number of total formations in many years.  Like I said, it's been an off year.


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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

CRAZYTOWN

The late comedian Bill Hicks used to do a bit on the election of George W. Bush as being an experiment to see if Americans would elect a dumb president.  The punch line came on election night when Dick Cheney whispered to a co-conspirator "I think we can go dumber."  In 2016 "they" doubled down and put all their chips on Donald Trump to rally the votes of the uneducated, to whom Trump has declared his undying love.

Despite any outward appearances, "the Plan" is on track and going as desired by the neo-cons at the black heart of things.  The middle class in America was effectively destroyed by Bush & Cheney, and when Obama was elected the neo-conservative republicans thwarted & blocked all efforts to restore the middle class.  All of that just set the stage for Trump & his plunder monkeys to run amok dismantling any program that helps the average American.

The Trump administration is the wrecking crew whose job is to plunder all they can while creating chaotic distractions with everything from kneeling football players to porn queen scandals.  In all the noise and confusion they hope to stack the supreme court with ultra conservative judges, to make certain we all keep moving backwards.  Any profile of Trump shows him to be a recipe for disaster,

"Real power is...I don't even want to use the word...fear"
                                                       ~Donald Trump - March 31, 2016~

To begin with, the common consensus among those who know Trump and those who work around him is that he is un-educated, and stunningly stupid.  Just a few examples will prove the point.  He misspelled the word "tap."  He stared directly at the solar eclipse without protection.  He raw dogs porn stars without protection.  When referring to the country of Nepal, he calls it "Nipple,"  and for the country of Niger, well use your imagination, yup, that's exactly what he calls it.  Speaking of calling, Trump habitually calls foreign leaders in their sleep because he still doesn't grasp the concept of time zones, although his staff has explained it many times.  Stupid.  Perhaps most disturbing of all is he wanted to know why we don't use our nukes on our enemies. 


There was no shortage of warning signs during the 2016 campaign that Trump is a malignant narcissist, bigot and racist...but nobody really thought he'd get elected, so we laughed it off.  Well, we're not laughing so much today are we?

Just in recent weeks we've seen books about the Trump presidency coming out with titles like Unhinged, Insane Clown President, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, Fire and Fury, and Fear, just to name a few.  In the Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, 27 top psychiatrists and mental health experts give their evaluation of Trump.  These professionals all agree that Trump is a lying, gaslighting, cheating, narcissist with delusions of grandeur and a low IQ.

This profile of Trump as a malignant narcissist is not something we should take lightly.  He thinks and acts as if everything is about him, just like a spoiled child who always gets his way.  It's not as bad if the malignant narcissist in you life is your boss or mother in law; because they don't have the nuclear launch codes.  The day after Bob Woodward's new book Fear came out, the New York Times published an anonymous op-ed piece from a white house insider basically trying to let the public know there were "adults in the room" who are trying to protect us from Trumps worst inclinations. 


Kavanaughty
Aside from the obvious reason for being nervous about insiders running things; Trumps reaction should concern us all.  When he heard of this op-ed essay Trump is said to have rampaged thru the white house demanding the newspaper reveal the author citing "national security" as the reason.  Next he demanded the FBI investigate the matter.  How very strange he wants an investigation for that, but not for the allegations of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh.  The republicans in congress had no problem waiting as long as they did to place a new supreme court judge, so long as it wasn't Obama's guy.  Now that the judge Trump wants to hurry up and place is under accusation of sexual misconduct, they suddenly want to confirm him before letting his accuser speak.  Trump is fixated on getting Kavanaugh confirmed on the supreme court because he's on record as saying no sitting president should be indicted, as well as his opposition to Roe v. Wade.  Why is it we allow this?


Even as team pussy-grabber senate republicans scurry to ramrod Kavanaugh into the supreme court, a second accuser has come forth, Debra Ramirez who claims Kavanaugh attacked her at Yale where he was a member of the infamous skull & bones fraternity.   With this new revelation public support of Kavanaugh has dropped to 31%.  On Monday Sept.24, Michael Avenatti (Stormy Daniels attorney) said he has been contacted by a former US mint employee who has her own accusations against Kavanaugh, so just as we've seen in the past, the list of victims is growing.  Hmmm, maybe that's why republicans are trying to push the confirmation, to get the rapist on the supreme court before too many more women come forth with their own accusations.


Clearly this man is unfit to "serve" on the high court, and should be denied the chance; especially with 100,000 missing documents he doesn't want the public to know about.

What is it about Kavanaugh that exempts him from the same treatment given to Al Franken?  Nothing!  In fact Franken was railroaded out of the senate in the blink of an eye.  The hypocrisy in this administration is off the chart, and off the rails because if you are a democrat with a smudge on your record you must go and go NOW; but if you are a republican sexual predator you get a mulligan, a good-ole-boy slap on the back and a key to the SCOTUS restroom.


How about Bill Cosby, who just went to jail?  If he can still be held accountable for sex crimes 35 years ago, why not Kavanaugh??  Oh, I get it, Kavanaugh is not black, and the KKK are now in the white house...of course we cannot treat them the same when clearly Kavanaugh enjoys white privilege, and the senate has already made up their minds before even hearing from Kavanaugh's accusers.  There is a real pungent stink emanating from Washington DC these days; it's the smell you get when mixing equal amounts of guilt and fear of prison and it hangs in the air over crazytown like so much swamp gas.  

Trump isn't really protecting Kavanaugh from the 2 accusers he faces, rather if Kavanaugh gets confirmed to the supreme court, HE will protect Trump against his 19 accusers of sexual misconduct.  Trump actually tried to keep from attacking Kavanaugh's accuser, but it only lasted one news cycle, because today he twitter attacked her, and stood firmly by his man just like he did with Bill O'Reilly, Roger Ailes, Joe Arpiao, and accused pedophile rapist Roy Moore.  Trump always sides with the perverts, pedophiles Nazis & dictators, shouldn't you be bothered by that?


Back in 1991 hearings were held to confirm Clarence Thomas to SCOTUS, and like now those hearings were interrupted by Anita Hill who accused Thomas of sexual misconduct, which of course he vehemently denied.  The senators vilified Hill, doing everything possible to demean & belittle her.  That senate was on the wrong side of history back then and it still is today.  The only difference is that now we have the me too movement which aims to be a groundswell of support for the women now accusing Kavanaugh.  Not only will Kavanaugh rule to overturn Roe v. Wade, even worse he will act to protect Trump from prosecution at every turn. 

If this sexual predator is confirmed to the supreme court it won't just be another case of the good ole boys club protecting their own, it might just be the death knell of democracy in America.


Trump also has another mental disorder called Mythomania which means he is given to exaggeration, and outright lying.  His penchant for lying and just making things up was given as the main reason his lawyers say he cannot testify for the Mueller probe; because he cannot stop lying.  One of Trump's biggest recurring lies began during the campaign when he boasted he would be too busy to play golf (like Obama).  Since taking office Trump has gone golfing nearly every single weekend, and always to one of his properties.  He spends one third of his days visiting various properties he owns, all at taxpayer expense.

Microexpressions

Prior to retirement, my chosen profession was as a counselor, and as with many things; the more tools one has the better job you can do.  Along the way I discovered the amazing science called microexpressions; which are unconscious, momentary facial expressions which mirror what a person is really thinking.  These expressions are extremely fleeting, usually lasting less than a quarter of a second, and because they are a subconscious thing, totally unavoidable.  Just as with reverse speech, microexpressions reveal the true self in any given moment.  The above photos of Trump have perfectly captured the microexpression associated with taunting; and it amounts to daring someone to argue with you.  In this microexpression the tip of the tongue sticks out between clenched teeth, and it is just seething with arrogance.   Makes all kinds of sense to me.


 The mythomaniac in Trump surfaces whenever he is talking about something he owns, likes or supports.  Its always the biggest, best, never seen before in history kind of hyperbole he just cannot seem to let go of...not even for a piece of chocolate cake!  Makes me wonder what he is trying to over-compensate for that's lacking in his life?

The narcissist-in-chief's need for constant approval includes a rally every week because the child-man potus needs his fix.  It doesn't really matter to him that attendance at his rallies is now reduced to mostly the very old, and die-hard tea party fanatics.  I don't know about you, but these to me, are not the attributes of a "stable genius," self-proclaimed or otherwise.


Then there is the whole treason thing where one day Trump insists he is innocent and the next day talks about giving himself a pardon.  Trump is not the first sitting president who asked if he could pardon himself...that was Richard NixonHis lawyers answered no, you cannot give yourself a pardon.  Nixon resigned three days later.

"Russia, if you're listening, I hope you can find those 30,000 emails..."
                                                  ~Donald Trump on live TV during debate~

If inviting the Russians to hack the emails of your political opponent isn't treason, then maybe inviting Russians into the oval office for a private meeting; with Trump being the only American in the room is.  Actually, both are treasonous acts.  Just two of many.

Trumps treasonous acts are all tied to him being what Putin calls a useful idiot.  When Trump racked up serial bankruptcies all the international lenders refused to give him money, except of course for Russia.  Not once, but many times.  Nobody knows how much money Trump owes Putin because Trump still won't release his taxes.  Whenever the subject comes arises of Putin's obvious control over Trump we keep also hearing about something called the pee tape; something about Trump lying on the same bed Obama used during his visit to Moscow, and having hookers urinate upon him.  I guess it never dawned on Trump until after the fact that every single motel room in Moscow is not simply bugged; they're fully wired for hi-res video and stereo sound.  Yeah, he is stunningly stupid.


Did you happen to see the photo of Trump snarling with a double fist pump as he arrived for the solemn observance for the 17th anniversary of 911?  Does this person have any control over how creepy he is in public?  Last year Trump addressed the national boy scout jamboree and as he always does, he went off script; and began telling the young boys about a good friend of his who always had sexy women on his yacht.  The following day the leader of the boy scouts sent Trump a fiery letter of disgust at his inappropriate comments.  So Trump jumps up on twitter and claims the leader of the boy scouts just sent him a letter saying his speech "was the greatest anyone has ever given to the boy scouts."

You see what we're dealing with here, right?  Unhinged is the word that keeps popping up in my mind, stunningly stupid, unhinged malignant narcissist with the understanding of a fifth grader.  Just so you know; that last bit about Trump having the understanding of a young child wasn't me taking a cheap swipe at POTUS, no it was his chief of staff John Kelley who said that!!


From "the highest audience ever for a presidential inauguration" to "I am a very stable genius": Trump has shown us exactly who he is, except for the criminal part, and I think we all know that is coming out soon as well.  In Trump Tower there are sprinkled about, framed covers of Time Magazine featuring a photo of Trump before the election.  The thing is, not one of them is authentic, every one is a fake.  Trump had them made so people would think he is important.  Fake right down to his tan & hair, lets just add that to Trumps profile.  Fake, its all fake!

For one who favors locking children in cages and calling people dogs, and scum this child-man has a peculiar weakness.  His ego is so fragile he cannot stand even the kind hearted (mostly) jokes at the Washington correspondents dinner, so like a pouty child he didn't attend.  When hundreds of school kids descended on the nations capitol to demand something be done to stop school shootings ... Trump left town to go golfing, in Ireland, (and just like every damn weekend, we paid for the entire trip.)  So we can add coward to Trumps profile.  Those bone spurs he used as an excuse to duck out of military service don't seem to have hurt his golf game, yeah coward.  To think he has the unmitigated audacity to want a military parade in his honor.  Cannot be done, he has zero honor, no parade fatso!


Trump likes to brag about making himself a wealthy man because he parlayed the million bucks daddy gave him into an estate, (not empire) worth less than 2 billion dollars.  Guess what?  If Trump had placed daddies million into a high yield savings account and left it alone he would have over eight billion dollars by now.  Yeah, stable genius: he knows everything about where horses are kept.  (that one was mine;)

Trump has gone from being a weekly reality show shill about firing people, to a daily reality show about Donald Trump and how he is using the presidency to increase his own wealth as he tries to stay out of jail.

It should by now be obvious to all that Trump is a vile parasite who will use the republicans and everything else to remain in office, damn the law and damn the FBI, he simply doesn't care, because frankly, he is quite insane.  What must be done to save any semblance of decency in this country is to force Trump from office using every weapon at our disposal.  We must also concentrate on his one glaring weakness, that narcissist ego. 


While those "insiders" who wrote that they are protecting the country from Trump are busy with legal and constitutional remedies; there is a powerful weapon the rest of us can use and we call it ridicule.  Trumps ego is so fragile his staff prepares a daily "briefing" for him containing only news items that stroke that giant festering ego, they coddle him with real fake news just to keep him from boiling over.  That suggests to me that a relentless bigly campaign of Trump ridicule might be enough to provide that little shove sending him over the edge to full goose bozo.

Publicly ridiculing Trump would work like magic due to his inability to "let go" of things that piss him off.  For crying out loud the man is still fighting Hillary, still insisting his inauguration crowd was the biggest ever and still demands there were three million illegal voters in the last election.  If we could just get the people who really want positive change to commit to publicly ridiculing Trump at every opportunity I think we could force him to resign...it would simply be too much for him to handle.  Maybe some billboards, or full page ads in prominent newspapers.  The possibilities are endless because he is so very easy to ridicule; there is plenty of free ammunition, and he gives us more every time he opens his mouth.


As if they were reading my mind, world leaders at the UN yesterday provided an excellent example of what I'm talking about when Trump addressed them.  With his regal pompous attitude Trump opened with his favorite brag "No other president has done so much in their first two years as I have."  They laughed at him.  The look on his face was priceless as the reality cramps set in.  Looking bewildered, he mutters, "That wasn't the reaction I was looking for."  Later, after the sting wore off a bit he completely reversed himself by claiming it was planned that way.  That little lie is on the house because the expression on his face will never get old.  See what I mean, he is totally vulnerable to ridicule.   I suppose it is worth noting that here, in reaction to ridicule, Trump once again displays the microexpression associated with taunting. 

We should do our absolute best to keep the focus of the ridicule on Trump and his gang of political whores.  I don't condone or indulge in the demeaning of those who voted for trump because we're gonna need them if we ever really want to make this a country of united states.  Claiming that he loves the uneducated; he sold them a bill of goods to get their votes, locking it in with lots of racist comments and vile hatred.

Vote Your Voice
Those who still support Trump are much harder for me to understand.  After all that is being revealed about Trump, I simply cannot imagine why anyone would believe, or trust him.  Unfortunately, everyone gets a vote here (supposedly) so our path is clear.  Vote in the mid-terms and vote with your heart in 20/20.


Trump reminds an awful lot of us of another ego-maniacal power hungry racist who came to power in Germany.  Before anyone could react that guy took over, dug in like a tick and it took world war two to finally defeat him.  The coming mid-term elections are a (slim) chance to toss this genocide clown out on his fat ass, and maybe prevent world war three in the process.  He has shown us just how unstable and uneducated he is, and he's also shown us he is a truly vile excuse for a human being.  For crying out loud people, he has repeatedly said he wants to use nukes to address diplomatic problems; what more do we need to see before we act?

We desperately need to impeach Trump, nullify the 2016 election, and finally get the worms out of Washington and disqualify the whole administration.  We need to hit the reset button, and reboot true democracy while we still have half a hope of doing it.


Yes I know we need to dismantle the electoral college, and I know the fix is in, that all our elections are rigged and interfered with on every level: from voter suppression, to gerrymandering and all their other dirty tricks.  With all this you'd think they wouldn't bother if they knew for a fact they'd win the election; but they keep the pressure on leaving no stone unturned...especially in the area of discouraging certain groups of people from voting at all.  Maybe they have to keep all the pressure on, all the time because if something was ever to stampede the voters, maybe that would negate all their cheating games and other crimes.  Yeah, I know, "if voting really changed things it would be illegal." But ya know what?  Maybe that only becomes true if you use it as an excuse to not vote!

So Trump has become the final cinder block in the dumbing down of Americans; which actually began before the tea party diversion.  The tea party with all its bullshit was a highway spike strip tossed out to cripple democracy.  Don't forget the left wing and right wing are on the same bird, they work in unison (behind the scenes) and the flight plan never changes.  This is our country, and if we fail to protect and defend it from enemies foreign and domestic then maybe, just maybe we don't deserve  it anymore, because in case you haven't noticed, America is being dismantle right before our eyes.  Democracy isn't dying in darkness, it's being murdered in broad daylight.


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Trump even fucks up getting on the plane...











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