Friday, September 24, 2010


A while back, blogger Stephen T. McCarthy posted a bit on his "Ferret Faced Fasisct Friends" blog entitled   "PRUITT IGOE / WORLD TRADE CENTER COINCIDENCE."

In this bit, the author posutlates the theory that Uncle Sam brought down the World Trade Center towers.

Now while I have not wanted to believe that our government could have been part of a conspiracy that would have killed so many innocent civilians, I have always been unable to understand why the buildings would have collapsed like the old Sears Building on Roosevelt Boulevard (a controlled demolition I watched back in Philly).

And what could have caused World Trade Center tower #7 to collapse?

So I borrowed the referenced videos, and having just completed the first, "Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup,’ I am left with another nagging doubt.

What happened to  Barry Jennings?
On August 19, 2008, 53 year old Barry Jennings died, two days before the release of the NIST Final Report on the collapse of WTC7.

Jennings was Deputy Director of Emergency Services Department for the New York City Housing Authority.

On September 11th, 2001, he saw and heard explosions BEFORE the Twin Towers fell, while attempting to evacuate the WTC 7 Command Center with NYC Corporation Counsel Michael Hess.

Jennings publicly shared his experiences with a reporter on the day of 9/11/01, as well as in a lengthy 2007 video interview with Dylan Avery.

After a small clip of this interview was then released, Barry's job was threatened and he asked that the taped interview not be included in the documentary "Loose Change."

However, after an interview with Jennings was broadcast by the BBC in their program The Third Tower ostensibly refuting what he had previously stated to Avery, Avery felt compelled to release the full original video interview to show the distortions made by the BBC.

The cause of Jennings' death has not been made public, and a private investigator hired by Avery to discover the cause and circumstances surrounding his death refused to proceed with his investigation.

In spite of the significance of Jennings' position with NYC on 9/11 and his controversial eyewitness testimony regarding the collapse of WTC7, the media has not investigated or reported on his death, nor reported on his statements.

It just seems a little too good to be true that Jennings died just before a report comes out that debunks his eyewitness account of an explosion in Building 7.
And we're talkin eyewitness with a capital Eye-Jennings is walking down the fire stairs when an explosion blows away the stairs below him and traps him on the eighth floor.
Jennings, during his rescue by fireman, sees a lot of evidence of the explosions (debris, bodies) that would support a controlled demolition.
Did some highly placed individuals in the federal government deliberately murder about 3,000 innocent fellow Americans as a justification for foreign policy in the Middle East?
If so, would the murder of Barry Jennings be a stretch to further such an agenda?
Watch the video.
Decide for yourself.
 Gotta run-I have another video to watch...

Friday, September 17, 2010


Virtually unknown a month ago, Christine O'Donnell rode a surge of support from "tea party" activists to victory in Delaware's Republican Senate primary Tuesday night, dealing yet another setback to the GOP establishment in a campaign season full of them. A second insurgent led narrowly for the GOP nomination in New Hampshire.

O'Donnell defeated nine-term Rep. Mike Castle, a fixture in Delaware politics for a generation and a political moderate. Republican Party officials, who had touted him as their only hope for winning the seat in the fall, made clear as the votes were being counted that they would not provide O'Donnell funding in the general-election campaign.

Am I the only one who finds this objectionable?

Shouldn’t the Republican party be supporting the candidate chosen by the people?

Anyone who read a certain leftist blog recently knows I am just a name-calling lunatic and a hopelessly brainwashed seed pod, not to mention a member of the right wing ilk. I am actually from the Philadelphia Ilks-a very distinguished branch of ilk, if I do say so myself.

But I digress.

Doesn’t it almost seem to be a bipartisan conspiracy where the Republican party will endorse a moderate, and then abandon the candidate chosen by the people.

If you’re going to not offer financial support to a candidate who cannot win, how did they justify supporting Dole in ’96 or McCain in ’08?

I hope Republicans in Delaware are smart enough to see that this is a travesty and pull their financial support from the party, and offer it directly to O’Donnell’s campaign.

I am thoroughly disgusted, although my good friend Stephen T called it! Look how quickly the Tea Party movement has been sidetracked by the Republican party.

Anyone who does not believe that both parties serve the same master is not looking closely enough at the man behind the curtain.

Because of the aforementioned leftist blogger who set me straight yesterday by telling me that it was a FACT that the Carter years were the second best presidency of the last half century, I am going to start a new movement in the Excremental Cowboy's honor.

Yes, because of my fond memories of gas lines, botched military rescue missions, the Chrysler bailout and 21% mortgage interest rates, I have decided to join the looney left and start….


Join me! We may not accomplish any more for Socialism than the Tea Party will accomplish for silly things like freedom and individual responsibility, but at least we’ll score one victory.

We’ll be able to wear those great leisure suits (if we can fit into ‘em)!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


After reading Stephen T. McCarthy’s 9/14/10 post on THE COWARDLY COWBOY, I was a little curious about this blogger. Was he as hostile as Stephen implied, or did Stephen misread him? Sometimes Stephen can be passionate about a subject.

It turns out, I got the same treatment from Lefty Len. Apparently, anyone who offers an opinion other than what the Texas Tomato has put forth as gospel is a four letter expletive and not very intelligent.

It is nice to know that an intellect as advanced as Little Lenny's, with all of his alleged media and policital experience, is here on the free blog site as opposed to earning a living off of all that experience. One might almost believe that all of that alleged background is just excrement from a Texas steer...except I don't see no horns on Lenny's picture!

I won't retype all of Stephen's post-his site deserves to be ready after all, but on July 18, 2010, a loony leftist named Len posted on his blog, The Existentialist Cowboy, a bit that basically says Republicans are conspiring against the American people and that all Democrats are trustworthy.

When Stephen posted comments, the NonExistent Cowboy responded with profanity and very little actual intelligence (there was not much to spare). When Stephen responded, the Texas Turd who professes to be smart, deleted Stephen's comments but left his own responses to them.  It was not until a fellow blogger left a comment asking about the imaginary friend he was arguing with TWO MONTHS LATER that the Gelded One had the brains to delete his responses.

But I still wanted to see if maybe if you approached this guy in the spirit of a forthright and civil debate, would he refrain from the gutter and actually engage. So I read his blog bit.

Naturally, I questioned the absolutes. I am pretty sure that at least Ron Paul is not conspiring against the American people-he's the biggest voice for freedom of the last thirty years. And I'm willing to bet I could find at least one Democrat with ulterior motives. So I left the Mouth From The Lone Star State this comment:


I guess where I'd differ in opinion is that the Dems are any less corrupt than the Repubs. Or, for that matter, any more effective at governing.

They both overspend (over the last decade to the point of a full scale economic collapse, which I am still hoping for-go out in a blaze of glory!). They both are slaves to special interest groups.

They both are full of shit, they just take opposing view points to keep Americans fooled into thinking there is a choice.

Which is perhaps the biggest conspiracy of all.


So Len replied with the following-while not very informative, it was certainly a lot less hostile than Stephen had experienced.

DiscConnected said...

I guess where I'd differ in opinion is that the Dems are any less corrupt than the Repubs. Or, for that matter, any more effective at governing.

Well, I have my own set of problems with the Democratic party but to equate them with Republicans is most certainly NOT it. There are differences between GOP and DEM --culturally and economically.

The BIGGEST problem FOR Dems is that the U.S right wing --under Reagan -at last succeeded in (metaphorically speaking)'KILLING OFF' the Democratic base. It did it by EXPORTING AMERICAN jobs to China et al. There used to be a VIABLE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY, for example, but have you been to Detroit lately. There used to be a viable STEEL INDUSTRY but that 'front' was long ago conceded to JAPAN. The U.S. used to manufacture great radios, hi-fi equipment et al. Again --that has been conceded to JAPAN.

One could go on and on and on. The RESULTS can be found at the CIA's own World Fact Book where you will find the U.S. at the bottom of the list with the world's largest NEGATIVE CURRENT ACCT BALANCE; China, with whom GOP Prezzes Nixon, Reagan, Bush cut sweetheart deals is on top.

They both are slaves to special interest groups.

I agree but suspect we differ on strategy. That was all by design. As I have pointed out, the DEMS are a party without a traditional 'labor' base. Thus--Clinton's 'triangulation' of the center for which he was roundly criticized.

Face it---the U.S. is a one-legged man where everyone fancies himself an aristocrat but, in fact, EVERYONE but the top one percent are getting poorer. It's a SLOW BOIL but coming to a head very quickly now.

My problem with DEMS is most strategic. I despised TRIANGULATION but, in fact, that's where the ONLY votes for Clinton were going to come from.

Philosophy may be indulged by idealists. But POLITICS is strictly the preserve of the realistic. The 'realistic' assessment is that, through no fault of their own, the DEMOCRATIC PARTY is no longer there party of the working man because there is no longer a 'working man' The Democratic party is no longer the party of 'peace' because the nation is in the midst of an Orwellian PERPETUAL WAR and has been so since the end of WWII. The Democratic party still mouths, sincerely I believe, the old Democratic ideals. PROBLEM the nouveau riche in suburbia will always vote GOP because they fancy themselves aristocrats.

I followed up with this


Would you really blame all of our economic problems on Reagan? I'd argue that the auto industry conceded Detroit starting under Carter, although I'd agree that the offshoring went nuts under Reagan. It has continued through every administration since.

One of the moments in the last campaign that made me want to vomit was when Hilary said in Ohio "I'm going to get NAFTA off your backs." The Clintons were the reason it was on our backs!

Obama's current spending sprees are making Bush and Reagan seem like they actually were conservative.

Keep in mind-I loathe both parties equally. I'm all for nuking DC and starting over.

But as it is, the only sane voice I've heard in politics in a decade was a Republican, Ron Paul, who preached silly things like personal responsibility, restraint, fiscal responsibility, living on a budget (people and governments) and (this one is important) reigning in the Federal Reserve!

The Federal Reserve is as Federal as Federal Express, but controls the money supply. This is something the founding fathers never wanted to happen. The Fed is controlled by bankers, and guess who profits from it.

If you want to look for conspiracy, look no further. I'd recommend you either read Ron Paul's book "End The Fed" or "The Creature From Jekyll Island."

The biggest hoax ever played on the American people is the one that got us to buy into the illusion of two political parties.

I think we both agree that where we are is in a bad place. The dollar is being artificially propped up, China is all set to be the world power they were portrayed as in "Firefly" and the middle class is evaporating (but does not seem to notice as long as they get to vote for American Idol and can afford their iPad).

If I read you correctly, you seem to believe there is (or at least was) some benign intent in the Democratic party, and I've not only never trusted either one, I think both parties have led us right to where they both wanted wanted us.

Now all we need to do is bend over and kiss our 401k's goodbye as the dollar slowly becomes worth less than a Kleenex

To which Lenny replied….

DiscConnected said...

Would you really blame all of our economic problems on Reagan?

Do not attribute positions to me that I have not taken or stated. Position is precisely as stated and referenced.

Carter is, IN FACT, among the top TWO prezzes re: job creation and GDP since World War II. That means that the economy was more productive and more people shared the results.

Now all we need to do is bend over and kiss our 401k's goodbye as the dollar slowly becomes worth less than a Kleenex.

Now ---if you believe that Carter's HEALTHY ECONOMY has more to do with that outcome than did the GOP RAPE OF THE ECONOMY, the GOVT GIVE-AWAY to the upper one percent, the EXPORT of ENTIRE U.S. INDUSTRIES abroad, primarily CHINA (see the CIA World Fact Book which proves OUR ASSES are OWNED by China) then, please, continue REPEATING the mantras, the lies, the bullshit that you heard on CNN and FOX.

Frankly, I am fed up with stating the GODDAMNED facts for seed pods hopelessly brainwashed by slogans and mantras heard on CNN and/or FOX.

Get a fucking clue. It was NOT Carter that cut the deals that sold us out to China. That was the work NIXON/BUSH, a topic about which I spoke with Bush Sr personally. Typically, predictably, he said nothing intelligible, a bit like your post.

Now we're getting to the behavior Stephen experienced. When faced with a reasonable follow-up comment, the Texas Armadillo resorted immediately to the weapons of children, name calling and profanity. Apparently, I am a seed pod who has been hopelessly brainwashed. This from a man who calls Carter one of the best two presidents of the last half century. Apparently, that 21% mortgage rate I was quoted in 1979 was a byproduct of the healthy Carter economy.

I thought about pointing out some of the lowlights of the Carter years, but when Stephen T. is right, Stephen T. is right.

You simply cannot have a battle of wits with an unarmed man.

My closing thought to our little Texas Belle was this:


For someone who claims to enjoy debate, you stoop to profanity and personal attacks pretty quickly.

It seems like anyone whose comment doesn't read "great post" doesn't have a (expletive deleted) clue. That makes for a pretty dull debate.

Especially when all you seem to do is delete the comments from the people who call you on it.

Not surprisingly, our Texan sissy responded by deleting all of my comments. This time, he at least showed the intelligence to also delete his responses. So much for inviting debate.

Now I must admit, I could have left this part out. But if you're gonna tell it, I believe you tell all of it. I left a few comments on various Len posts explaining how the guy deletes any dissenting posts. I may have even referred to him as a Cowgirl. Was that immature of me?

And THIS is how our pal Lenny responded. All of my comments were of course deleted-no surprise there. AND he turned on comment moderation, and added this policy to his profile.

Note: The Existentialist Cowboy is currently bombarded by spam from a lunatic name caller of the right wing ilk! Therefore, comments are moderated. Intelligent comments are, as always, welcome! Ad homienem attacks, spam and psychotic drivel is not! Eventually, the offending party will be committed to an asylum and we adults can once again engage in intelligent, articulate diaologue. Thanks for understanding.

Now, I did call Len a CowGirl, but I am not sure that that qualifies me as a lunatic. And I always wanted to be some kind of ilk! Isn't that a big deer?
Stephen, you're right. I obviously have just left behind all that advice about not diving into the gutter. But a whole post where I took the high road just was not funny enough! And if I am going to be accused of name calling, I figured why not!

Anyone can be a tough guy with a keyboard, but Texans are supposed to be tough, right Len? Name the place and time, Lenny boy, and I'll meet you by the double-wide and you can say this stuff to my face and show me what a tough guy you are. Or are you really one of the dancers below?

Only two things come out of Texas and Lenny, I don't see no horns on you!
The Republican conspiracy could not have taken anything from you-you never had the guts to go after it in the first place.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Arlee Bird's Tossing It Out blog had an interesting topic on the state of the Union and what to do to turn things around. A lot of people offered up solutions involving government solving our problems.

Since I've been in a Rundgren mood lately (if you follow my DiscConnected blog, you'd know why), I though this quote from his song "Fair Warning" was relevant.

You know, wishing won't make it so
Hoping won't do it, praying won't do it
Religion won't do it, philosophy won't do it
The supreme court won't do it,
The president and the congress won't do it
The UN won't do it, the H-bomb won't do it,
The sun and the moon won't do it
God won't do it, and I certainly won't do it
That leaves you, you'll have to do it

We do not need the government to solve our problems for us. We're smarter and can do it cheaper and more efficiently. Don't sell yourselves short!

This fall, really vote for change. Look for candidates who endorse the Constitutiton, freedom and individual responsibility.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Machete:Harmless Fun or a Statement on Immigration?

Is Robert Rodriguez’s latest exercise in excessive exploitation harmless cinema or does it make a dangerous statement about immigration?

This is the question that The Hollywood Reporter have asked about Machete, Rodriguez’s feature length adaptation of the faux trailer he created in 2007 for the double bill Grindhouse.

HR states: “Machete’s convoluted story explicitly takes place amid the current powder keg of an immigration debate and on the heels of Arizona’s controversial anti-illegal immigration legislation. Crooked politicians, powerful drug kingpins, malicious border vigilantes, antsy day laborers, conflicted customs agents and angry revolutionaries seethe along the U.S.-Mexico border in Rodriguez’s film. In real life, confusion and violence have peppered both sides of the line.”

Rodriguez’s movies have never operated in the real world, instead taking elements from Mexploitation, American vigilante films and spaghetti westerns, whilst his Spy Kids franchise has also lacked realism.

Rodriguez responds to HR’s comments with: “It feels like this movie couldn’t have come at a more perfect time… even though we came up with it a long time ago… It doesn’t just deal with the guy who comes over the border to support his family; it deals with the corruption on both sides – the drug dealers, the guys who are getting paid to bring people here and the politicians who, any time they need a good platform, choose immigration. So the feds may now really do something.”

Rodriguez’s previous movies, as well as the original trailer, often revel in their exploitation roots, by portraying excessive violence and nudity. Sadly, many Americans will buy into Rodriguez' line of BS and think this is a statement about the Arizona bill without actually reading the bill or the U.S. Constitution for that matter. Let's face it-the tag line for this film in the Grindhouse feature was "They Fucked With The Wrong Mexican." Are these the people you want to shape our immigration policy?

Shame on the media for trying to make this film a political statement, and shame on Amercians for being dumb enough to buy into it.

Harkins Theaters (an Arizona-based theater chain) ought to refuse to carry this film.

Arizonans ought to boycott it.

I would have seen this, but will wait for it on NetFlix. As I have done with musicians who are vocal about this bill while misquoting the facts, I will not allow my money to directly benefit them.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Army Colonel’s Challenge to Obama’s Constitutional Legitimacy Receives a Boost

In March of this year, Army Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Terrence Lakin announced his refusal to obey an order to serve in Afghanistan. With 17 years of service under his belt, and a spotless record that saw him receive numerous awards from the military including a Bronze Star earned for service during a previous tour of duty in Afghanistan, he decided to challenge Barack Obama’s qualifications to hold the high office of President of the United States.

A medical doctor, LTC Lakin points to the constitutional requirement that a president has to be “a natural born citizen,” something the colonel does not believe Mr. Obama has demonstrated.

Actually inviting a court martial, Lieutenant Colonel Lakin deliberately failed to appear as ordered to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where his unit was readying to deploy to Afghanistan. Reassigned by the Army to the Pentagon while his court martial has been proceeding, he awaits a trial that will begin on October 13th at Fort Meade in northern Virginia. He has been serving at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

On August 31st, Retired Air Force Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney sent a sworn affidavit to the Court Martial supporting Lakin’s motions that seek the president’s birth and school records. Not alone in backing Lakin, he is the highest ranking military officer to render his support for the recalcitrant lieutenant colonel.

In his affidavit, General McInerney dwelled on the importance of an unquestionably legitimate chain of command in the military, from the commander in chief of all in the nation’s armed forces all the way down to anyone who issues orders. He stated: “In refusing to obey orders because of his doubts as to their legality, LTC Lakin has acted as proper training dictates.” Calling the medical doctor’s challenge “absolutely essential” to determining whether Barack Obama’s “service as Commander in Chief is Constitutionally proper,” he praised Lakin for “the courage of his convictions and his bravery.”

Certainly aware of the momentous consequences suggested by LTC Lakin’s challenge, General McInerney asserted that removal of doubt about Mr. Obama’s legitimacy to serve “is fundamental to our Republic, where civilian control over the military is the rule.” He stated that Mr. Obama “must either voluntarily establish his eligibility by authorizing release of his birth records or this court must authorize their discovery.”

LTC Lakin will be defended by both military and civilian attorneys and is being supported by the DC-based American Patriot Foundation.
Even though there is a part of me that concedes this issue to Obama (he produced the same type of birth certificate I produced to my current employer), I admire LTC Lakin's conviction and wish him the best in his legal action.
More Amercians (myself included) need to be outraged by the power grabs that have been made by the last few administrations.
They do not even conceal their agenda from us anymore! As California Representative said at a recent town hall, “The federal government can do most anything in this country…”
LTC Lakin, I salute you!

original article posted on The New American's web site: