Friday, December 2, 2016




"BLUE" JIMMY:  Back in the month of May, when there was still a handful of presidential hopefuls left in the 2016 Presidential Election, I made a bold prediction and said that while I would not vote for her, Hillary Clinton would take the Presidency based on her political and family connections and the importance of her being the first woman President Of The United States Of America ... I was wrong!  


"BLUE" JIMMY:  I based this prediction on the fact that while having a wealthy father and grandfather, Donald Trump does not come from generations of wealth, power and royalty like the Rothschild, Windsor, Rockefeller, Getty, Kennedy, Bush AND Clinton families.  Yes, despite the fact that Bill Clinton was considered by many to be somewhat of a philandering redneck, he was actually very educated and came from a long line of royalty and Big Money.  

BLIND DOG OZZY:  "It ain't immoral if it's only oral."  ( B. Clinton).

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Apparently, Donald Trump was more entrenched in the American political system than I ever imagined and the result is ...

BLIND DOG OZZY:  ... Your children and your children's children will now have to learn about this media clown in American History class!!!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  But we coulda done worse!  History is full of psychotic leaders who ended up in office due to opportune circumstances and were not exactly um, ...  public favorites.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  The following is a reckless and random list of historical leaders who were not the full picnic, as British people say: 

  • Empress Wu Zetian, empress of China from 690 to 705 AD.  She had thousands of people who gained her disfavor burned, boiled, strangled, poisoned, or mutilated on a daily basis, including members of her own family.  You could say like many modern politicians, she didn't like "opposition."
  • Caligula.  He was Rome's third emperor from 37 to 41 AD.  He was mentally ill and thought himself a god which caused him to commit countless acts of sexual depravity even with members of his own family, kill hundreds of thousands of animals and people just for his own sadistic enjoyment and ordered people to watch the strangulation and decapitation of their own children.  Amazingly, he was finally assassinated in 41 AD not for the horrible atrocities he committed against his people but for political reasons ... ah, politics!
  • Godfrey Of Bouillon.  He was a Frankish knight who was one of the leaders of the First Crusade.  Believing that the Jews were responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus and that Muslims were practicing a heathen religion, he arrived in Jerusalem in 1099 AD and slaughtered any of both faiths who occupied the city in the hundreds of thousands  -- men, women and children!  Donald Trump would have probably made him Secretary Of Defense.
  • Vlad Tepes.  The man who was the inspiration for the Count Dracula myth, was Prince Of Wallachia in the 1400's who in his battles against the Ottomans, was known to make his enemies "get the point."  He executed tens of thousands of people by facial and rectal impalement (you don't want to know) but was also amused by skinning, boiling, strangling, stabbing, roasting and burying alive.  He often dined and drank among the bodies of his victims.  He was also not a fan of the poor and sick.  He once invited the poor and sick of the town of Targoviste to a banquet during which he had the hall sealed and burned to the ground with all the occupants inside.  Donald Trump would have admired his social reform methods.
  • Tamerlane The Great.  He was the founder of the Timurid Empire who conquered and terrorized Western, Central and South Asia in the fourteenth century.  He had literally, MILLIONS of people burned, beheaded, stabbed and suffocated.  One of  his favorite methods of execution was to force people to jump to their deaths from great heights.  He had massive towers built from the skulls of the dead just for him to get a hard-on to  ... nice!
  • King John Of England.  To cut through all the myth and legend from the Tales Of Robin Hood,  from 1099 to 1216, he basically stole from his countrymen, stole from The Church and raped, tortured or executed anyone who had the nerve to criticize his harsh measures, such as raising taxes by 300%, forcing  most of the country into poverty ... sound like any politicians you know?
  • Pol Pot.  He was a Cambodian dictator who led the communist Khmer Rouge and from 1975 to 1979 was largely responsible for the Cambodian Genocide in which roughly, 25% of the Cambodian people were killed due to forced relocation from urban to rural areas in which they suffered disease, starvation, execution and death due to forced labor.  Kind of disturbing when Donald Trump says he wants to "put people to work" building a wall!
  •    Attila The Hun.  Ruler of the Huns who short of actually sacking Rome and Constantinople were nevertheless, responsible for f**king up a good part of the Roman Empire from 434 to 453 A.D.  Attila, who was known as "The Scourge Of God " didn't just conquer lands and cities, he and his army reduced them to piles of smoldering ash and broken stones with their populations raped, robbed, tortured and mutilated (oh, and killed, of course).  In myth, it is said that "grass never grew again where his horse had trod."  You might say he had um, "anger issues."
  • Genghis Khan.  Ruler of the Mongolian Empire from 1206 to 1227 in which he conquered most of China and terrorized the Persian Plateau.  Modern estimates conclude that the Mongols exterminated about 5% of the world's population or more than 37 million men, women and children.  Let's put it this way, The Armenian Genocide, Cambodian Genocide and Jewish Holocaust combined, did not kill as many people as Genghis Khan!  I guess you could say he was not a "people person."
  • Adolph Hitler.  Many people don't know that in addition to all the ethnic Jews that Hitler was responsible for killing in his hellish concentration camps, there were also multitudes of  Russians, Poles, Ukrainians, Serbians, Gypsies, Catholics, Jehovah's Witnesses, Spanish Republicans, communists, trade unionists, anarchists, Freemasons, homosexuals and disabled people who were considered unworthy and died from execution, bizarre pseudo-medical experimentation or just the sheer, harsh conditions of the camps.  The most horrifying thing about Hitler though, was not just the camps but that he convinced most of the population of Germany that he was RIGHT!  Expertly using the media which at the time, included:  books; pamphlets; film; the new technology of radio and also bombastic rallies with Heavy Metal-style light shows, he fired up and mesmerized the German public and was incredibly popular.  He also promised to rid the country of foreigners and other undesirables, create jobs, stimulate the economy and make the country "great again."  Why does that sound familiar?
BLIND DOG OZZY:  History repeats itself!!!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Sake's Alive!


Friday, September 23, 2016




"BLUE" JIMMY:  In the past few decades, we had started to dispel the notion that college and professional athletes are nothing more than big, dumb muscleheads whose I.Q.s rarely surpass  their age.  But that image had changed in recent years, with the advent of higher academic standards, harsh penalties for classroom cheating and the appearance in the media of  college and pro athletes who are well-informed and articulate, often giving interviews that were worthy of "Meet The Press."

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Then somebody had to f**k it all up!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  In August of 2016, San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem and the U.S. flag before an NFL football game, citing issues with "a country that oppresses black people and people of color."


"BLUE" JIMMY:  This half-assed protest has sparked a dumbass domino effect among pro, college and even high school athletes who think they are making a statement about events of late, which show that there is much discrimination by corrupt government officials and brutal police departments against ethnic minorities and ANYONE who doesn't "look right."

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Athletic talent and brains don't always go hand in hand!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  What is wrong with this form of protest?  First, The National Anthem and the stars and stripes red, white and blue flag is not a symbol of the President, the U.S Government or any police department -- it is a symbol of every American and the values and ideals which they take to heart: peace; freedom; justice; equality and the pursuit of happiness.   Why would any citizen want to protest The United States Of America?  The country that:  freed itself from oppressive British rule; abolished slavery; gave negroes and women the right to vote; enacted civil rights laws and harsh penalties for those who violate them; gives billions of dollars in foreign aid to countries around the world; allows tens of thousands of refugees to seek asylum in our country ( about 85,000 this year alone) and has produced brave civil rights activists, movers and shakers and heroes that include:  Thomas Paine; Susan B. Anthony; Harriet Tubman; Jane Addams; Booker T. Washington; W.E.B. Du Bois; Gordon Hirabayashi; Martin Luther King; Cesar Chavez; Harvey Milk; Gloria Steinem; Muhammad Ali; James Brown; Edward Snowden and others too numerous to name.  What the are you protesting ...

BLIND DOG OZZY:  ... You bonehead, Neanderthal, dumbf**k jocks ?!!!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  No one hates political corruption, injustice and police brutality more than me.  I have been there on the streets and have experienced it firsthand.  But I say to athletes everywhere, why not use your popularity, influence and obscene wealth to: create grants and scholarships, legal defense funds; afterschool programs; educational workshops; lectures; seminars and public speaking engagements designed to get to the root of the problem of violence and injustice?  No, instead you do what all ignorant people do when they don't have the brains or the guts to do the right thing ...

BLIND DOG OZZY:  ... You sit on your ass!!!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Sake's Alive!


Tuesday, May 3, 2016




"BLUE" JIMMY:  So much conflict, so much agression, protests, riots, accusations, people with bloody faces on the evening news ... are we talking about the civil war in Syria?

BLIND DOG OZZY:  No, the 2016 Presidential Election!!!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  We started out with a diverse bunch:  Men; women; minorities; non-politicians; relatives of former presidents; TV celebrities ...

BLIND DOG OZZY:  The Usual Suspects! 

"BLUE"  JIMMY:  I've written about the subject of the false nature of U.S. Presidential Elections in the past (see my blog "Making You Feel Important:  The 2012 Presidential Election") and have been very critical of all the candidates.  What sparked this blog was seeing thousands of people clashing outside of Republican front-runner Donald Trump's speaking appearances across the country.  I see so much passion from supporters and protesters.  Supporters believe that he will somehow "turn this country around" and make it great again while protesters believe that if they hold up signs and shout slogans, they can save this country from the embarrassment of having Trump as the Leader Of The Free World.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Yeah, none of that is gonna happen.

"BLUE" JIMMY:  We have five candidates left, three Republican and two Democrat, and I could have narrowed it down to those five two years ago.  John Kasich can never win because he's a middle-of-the-road politician from a Midwestern state with all the charisma and leadership abilities of a middle school principal.  Bernie Sanders can never win because he's less U.S. President and more loud, annoying, irritable old guy who does your taxes every year.  Ted Cruz can never win because a Latino will never be elected President unless George Lopez decides to run for office.  Donald Trump, despite his popularity, can never win because well, he's Donald Trump and if Presidents were elected according to sheer popularity polls, Kim Kardashian could be our next President.  People who think Trump can win don't understand the complexities of the electoral process which to tell you the truth, I don't even fully understand.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Don't look at me!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  My deep and sinister journalistic sources informed me long ago that Hillary Clinton will be "placed" as the next President Of  The United States Of America due to her significant family and political ties and the strategic importance of her being the first woman President.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  There you have it!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Mind you, I don't support Clinton or any of the other candidates, I just know what the score is.  I've made it a reoccuring theme in my political writings that the American People should quit looking for a Messiah Candidate who will "make America great again."  

BLIND DOG OZZY:  F**k the candidates!!!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  There are more than 300 million people in this country and there's only one President.  We should determine the quality of our lives and not some figurehead.  America does not need to be made great again ...

BLIND DOG OZZY:  ... America has always been great!!!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Sake's Alive!


Tuesday, January 26, 2016




"A child born today will have no conception of privacy at all. They'll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves an unrecorded, unanalyzed thought.  And that's a problem because privacy matters; privacy is what allows us to determine who we are and who we want to be." -- Edward Snowden

"BLUE" JIMMY:  I rarely do DVD reviews, but I found an exception in the documentary, "CitizenFour" first aired on HBO in 2014  and then released on DVD last year, about the Edward Snowden case and subsequent, worldwide explosion on right-to-privacy issues.  I had followed the Edward Snowden case with some interest ... 


"BLUE" JIMMY:  ... Some investigative journalist curiosity ...


"BLUE" JIMMY:  ... Ok, "motivated fascination" ... 


"BLUE" JIMMY:  This is the story millions of journalists of my generation anticipated for decades!  If you were a journalism student  like me in the 70's and 80's, you were no doubt, inspired -- scratch that -- moved to action, by the 1976 film, "All The President's Men" starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman which was based on the non-fiction book by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.  The book, written by these two Washington Post reporters, blows the lid off the complex web of lies, deceit, corruption and criminal acts committed mostly during the Nixon Administration which culminated in the burglary of Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel.  Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein (jointly referred to as "WoodStein" by their editor-in-chief), conducted an investigation which was much more like a police investigation than one typically done by a newspaper.  Putting their weiners on the chopping block and relying on mostly anonymous sources (something taboo in journalism), they got the scoop on The Story Of The Century and became legendary in the field of investigative journalism.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  And probably got laid on a regular basis!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  When the Edward Snowden case came to light, I was thrown back many decades and was envious of the journalists involved in this case.  Basically, the documentary "Citizen Four" shows how documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald of the British newspaper The Guardian were sucked into this case by a stranger on the internet who sent them encrypted emails under the screen name "Citizen Four" and gave them information on grossly illegal surveillance practices by the National Security Agency and other government offices all done ostensibly, to fight the War On Terror.  In the documentary, Poitras and Greenwald travel to Hong Kong where "Citizen Four" is hiding out in a hotel room.  "Citizen Four" reveals himself to be American citizen, former CIA employee and NSA contractor, Edward Snowden.  Unlike NSA whistleblower William Binney, who resigned from the NSA in 2001 and alleged unconstitutional violations of privacy by his former employers, Mr. Snowden brought the goods.  He provided thousands and thousands of stolen documents that showed that the NSA and other agencies have illegally collected massive amounts of digital data on American and foreign citizens and even friendly, foreign government officials.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Oh, B**ch!!!  As if America didn't have enough enemies already!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Although missing all the car chases and explosions and Kung Fu fighting, the documentary has the feel of a spy movie.  And Snowden, looking pale and nerdy and living off of room service, looks less James Bond and more "Big Bang Theory."  But patient, determined, meticulous and displaying a big set o' brass cannon balls, he starts spewing out information that he knows will ruin his comfortable life and change the course of history.


"BLUE" JIMMY:  With his permission, his identity is revealed to The World, his information gets published and the media blitz is on.  Reporters start making phone calls to his room, he changes rooms as an evasion tactic but realizes that the U.S. government will soon ask that he be extradited to face criminal charges.  It becomes obvious to Snowden that he will have to leave Hong Kong and with the help of various human rights crusaders and even Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, he heads for South America but becomes stranded in Russia.  Those involved in his case are either harassed, followed or feel threatened and have to sever direct contact with him.  

BLIND DOG OZZY:  They felt they might get "taken out!"

"BLUE" JIMMY:  That's what adds an element of suspense to the documentary.  Despite the sensitive and classified nature of the information being handled here,  there is a rush to get it the f**k out!  Snowden and the journalists he's chosen to share this information with, are the hub of this information which can be conveniently made to "disappear" by sinister government authorities if this story is not published on a wide scale and given to the public.  Once the information is published, most of the threat to their lives is removed.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  You can't put the genie back in the bottle!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  In the aftermath, Snowden is stuck in Russia, not because he is a Russian spy as some have alleged, but because his passport has been revoked and he cannot travel to South America where he had originally planned to ask for asylum.  Eventually, he was granted a three-year stay in Russia and has applied for political asylum in countless countries but they have all bowed to the pressure of the Obama administration's "requests" that they not grant him asylum.  

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Even countries that were outraged over the NSA spying such as Germany, have acted like total pussies and refused asylum for Snowden on technical grounds!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Ultimately, Snowden is better off for now, in Russia.  Being a former CIA employee, he has pointed out that the CIA has a strong presence in South America and he could easily be snatched off the street and taken back to the U.S. to face charges.  The U. S. government can't lean on the Russians the way it does with everyone else.  

BLIND DOG OZZY:  I never thought in my lifetime, I would see Russia aiding and abetting a champion of right-to-privacy and free speech while the United States persecuted that same person ... WTF!!!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  President Obama maintains that Snowden is a criminal and that before Snowden's revelations came about, he ordered an investigation of NSA practices.  Yet, the Obama administration revealed nothing about NSA spying and violations of The Constitution. Every discussion of the Snowden case by the U. S. government revolves around the legal aspects of his copying of classified documents and completely ignores the fact that he caught the government in the act of creating an Orwellian, "Big Brother" society.  This is a much bigger deal than many people think.  Many think that a society like this is inevitable and that we should just bow down and accept it.  Snowden unexpectedly, threw a big monkey wrench into the "1984" machinery and may have bought us years of time to "Kick Out The Jams Motherf**ker!" as the rock band The MC5,  so directly put it.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  So why should anyone see this documentary?

"BLUE" JIMMY:  The FBI, CIA, NSA, the DOD and many other acronyms claim that we as citizens, have the luxury of not seeing all the dirty deeds that they do to keep us a free society.  "Citizen Four" shows an American Citizen in real time, committing one of these dirty deeds to do exactly the same thing and not once did he ever deny it.  As Henry David Thoreau said in an essay on civil disobedience, "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation ... "  "Citizen Four" shows a man refusing to lead a life of quiet desperation and in step by step fashion, we see a man ruining his life to preserve the freedom of  others.  You're a goddamned, thieving criminal Mr. Snowden! ... So why don't I hate you?

BLIND DOG OZZY:  I can't ...

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Sake's Alive!