Saturday, June 24, 2017

FED-UP WITH HOLLYWOOD

Now a letter to the editor from my muse Marie Therese Yordy:

I've had my fill of listening to Hollywood actors and entertainers who've got a chip on their shoulder and a belly full of hate toward America and our President.

Johnny Depp, that big-mouthed half-drunken fool who has scientifically-proven that money buys neither happiness nor intelligence, is the latest celebrity to not only publicly award us with his anti-Trump sentiments but to add a threat of assassination toward President Trump. (To which the crowd in England he was addressing roared in agreement. Yes, England, the same miserable country our veterans saved from Nazi Germany in World War II. Thanks so much.)

Hollywood has a seemingly boundless ocean of lemming disdain toward this country and especially against conservative and Republican people, doubtless because conservatism often calls for sacrifice and restraint while liberalism, their religion of choice, offers the fetid excesses of unbridled hedonism.

But the one thing you can count on from that bunch is that their word will be absolutely worthless. Those from the nether regions of Fantasy World Hollywood who either promised or threatened to leave if  Donald Trump were elected and yet still walk the safe shores of the United States: Jon Stewart, Chelsea Handler, Neve Campbell, Barry Diller, Lena Dunham, Keegan-Michael Key, Chloë Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne, Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Cher, George Lopez, Barbra Streisand, Raven-Symoné, Omari Hardwick, Lena Dunham, Bryan Cranston, and Whoopi Goldberg. They are the very caricature of resistance.

While there's little I can do to make my feelings known to them other than to not go to movies, I doubt if one person's protest would mean much to them. However, there is one thing that could and should be done here in New Mexico. And that is to quit subsidizing their movies with our tax dollars.

This is a capitalist country. They should raise their own money to make their movies. New Mexico, one of the poorest states of the union with enough problems to choke a herd of elephants, shouldn't be subsidizing them, no matter what. Especially when Hollywood's ungratefulness, stupidity, and hatred of this country is constantly on display (and in their cowardly way, most often when they're abroad).

I think it's high time New Mexico divested itself of this fly-by-night parasitic industry. They bring in little money in spite of the cooked books economics we are bombarded with. And certainly, they are the first to rail against 'corporate welfare'. In this instance, isn't that what our public monies have become?

Their movies mostly offer violence, despicable behavior, foul language, and immorality and spit in the face of religious belief. To FORCE us to aid these Hollywood panhandlers only reminds me of a Thomas Jefferson quote: "To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." (Author Robert A. Heinlein would agree with his own "There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.")

The only message these pampered bigots will ever heed is the one that affects their pocketbook and if this is the way to do it, we should do it.

by © Marie Therese Yordy  - All Rights Reserved

from "Full Frontal Stupidity" - http://fullfrontalstupidity.blogspot.com/

Thursday, June 15, 2017

LIBERALISM


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Saturday, June 3, 2017

WHO YA GONNA HATE?


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Monday, May 29, 2017

WHERE THERE IS NO FREE SPEECH


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Thursday, May 18, 2017

WHAT A MAILBOX!





















This is the latest sculpture from Leo Sanchez of Valencia County. The New Mexico Gas Company employee took out his chainsaw to carve this mailbox holder from a tree stump. Along with wood, Leo has sculpted in bronze, pouring resins, and ceramics.

He will have a public showing of his work later this summer.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

DRIVER'S LICENSE CHAOS IN NEW MEXICO

a letter to a local newspaper from my father, Manuel T. Aragon, regarding the hassle of trying to get a license under the Real I.D. Act which pretty much had to be shoved down the throats of Democrats in our New Mexico state legislature:

I am so disgusted with the problems I and others are having getting a driver's license renewal. In all my years, I have NEVER seen anything as screwed up as the mess we have today. There are ridiculously long lines at the MVD, at the New Mexico Bureau of Vital Records, at the Social Security office, at bank safety deposit boxes, and everywhere else we're sent to try to get the papers they demand.

For years I could get a renewal by going down to MVD, paying the fee, and getting a picture taken. Now I have to prove who I am, what I am, where I am, and give a blood and stool sample on top of that. I fought for this country in World War II for this? 

I have a relative in Las Vegas, New Mexico who was told to go see a lawyer because he's always gone by the first name Paul but his birth certificate says Pablo, the Spanish version that would have been given to him back then. A tradition we have or had here in New Mexico due to our Catholic religion was putting Jose for men or Maria for women before a newborn's name. There are also misspellings on birth certificates due to a lack of schooling long ago. Looks like the people running this fiasco are oblivious to our state's culture and history.

But what really has me mad is that NONE of our so-called representatives of either party at the legislature or even our esteemed governor is opening his or her mouth or lifting a finger to discuss or try to remedy this situation. NOTHING! Are they living on some other planet?

This must be one of the greatest windfalls for lawyers I've ever seen and we citizens of New Mexico, as usual, are the recipient of the short end of this stick. 

I am so sick of the behavior of all our damned politicians. Every one of those cowards is hiding from us. If there was a lever I could pull to send them all to the deepest part of Hades, I'd be more than happy to pull it.

by © Manuel T. Aragon  - All Rights Reserved
from "Full Frontal Stupidity" - http://fullfrontalstupidity.blogspot.com/

Thursday, May 4, 2017

SANTA FE AND ITS TAX MADNESS

The Santa Fe, New Mexico citizenry's rejection of a soda tax (proposed 2-cents-per-ounce sugar tax on beverages and powdered mixes) which was voted on this past May 2, was somewhat surprising proving that though you can lead a liberal to a snack bar, you can't necessarily make him shoot himself in the foot.

Aside from the sham of the Santa Fe city council pretending to care about public health, the main selling point was that the money was supposedly destined for funding Pre-Kindergarten programs in the public schools. But, really, money for Pre-K? What's next, money for Pre-Womb? Pre-Egg? Pre-Gleam in the eye?


I grew up in an era devoid of kindergarten and may I say, reading, writing, and arithmetic test scores were far higher than they are today. We had rote, pencils, and homework with good libraries that weren't emptied before every bond election. Even with that working against us, many of my peers went on to become engineers, judges, teachers, business owners, and, yes, career politicians. Further, we didn't have to contend with Bilingual Education, New Math, Phonetic English, Computers on every desk, and Teacher Union Excuses for shameful results.


My gosh, we are paying far more per student than many of our surrounding states and getting squat to show for it. Pre-K will solve this? Of course, government functions under the Law of Inverse Perversity: the more you spend on a problem, the worse it gets, a fact voters often forget when a legal measure is wrapped in children.


Nevertheless, a lot of money had to be spent wastefully to defeat this tax. Billionaire, liberal meddler, and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg contributed $1.1 million to the pro-tax effort while $1.3 million was extorted from the American Beverage Association to fight the industry-killing measure. In fact, there's always lots of money spent to defeat every government effort to impose more taxes upon us. It's ridiculous. Without someone's deep pockets, TV, radio, and print advertising would be out of reach for small groups and individuals. You shouldn't need a king's ransom to defeat a bad idea.


It is disgustingly unfair that government forces such spending and I think that whenever government loses such efforts, government should refund the expenditures used to defeat their greedy ideas.


Let the people pay for their folly for electing such 'leaders' by having their taxes raised until the debt is repaid. Maybe then, politicians will think twice about putting out more tax increases and voters might take their head out of their behind and pay attention to who they are electing.


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