Letters from the Lunar Outpost

When a man dwells on the objects of sense, he creates an attraction for them; attraction develops into desire, and desire breeds anger.
- Bhagavad Gita, Sanskrit Poem Incorporated into the Mahabharata (c. B.C. 400)

Lunacy

One of the great joys of having a blog is you never know who might contact you out of the blue, especially when your blog is subtitled, “Lyrics, Literature and Lunacy.”

Here’s a shout out I received this morning from the Netherlands:


From: MS de Heus <*****>

Message Body:
Hello Mike Cornelison,

I am Mitch de heus from the Netherlands and I have a request…

On your website I found a photograph of Obama. It is lokated here.

http://www.mikecornelison.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/obama-surrounded-by-armed-guards-of-secret-service.png

I am specially interested in this photo and I was wondering if you could e-mail me the original footage for me to observe.

This I wil use in a discussion about the claim that one of Obama’s bodyguards would be considered a ‘shape-shifter.

My best guess is that the man has some abnormality on the right site of his face , but the photo is not in high quality. I think this is done for internet purposes.

If you could help me out I would be thankful.

Best regards

Mitch


That would be in response to this photo from an earlier blog post:

No Guns For You

So I emailed him the original without the gun icons, though unfortunately, it’s in no higher detail than the one I used on the blog post. Hopefully he’ll be able to do something with it, though.

Knock yourself out, Mitch! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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Crazy.

Almost as crazy as the video is the guy who uploaded it, calling the video “Walmart Black Friday Fighting Over Phones During 2012, White People At Like Animals.”

There go those white people again! See how they “at” like animals?

I guess all the Blacks, Hispanics and Asians I saw in the scuffle were simply my imagination. (What a nutjob!) Checking out his other uploads, he’s just another typical Obama lovin’ racist.

If the video’s still playing above, there should be a YouTube link in the bottom right of the player if you want to go to YouTube and let the uploader know what you think about his characterizing this video as “White People At Like Animals.”

Some of the money quotes from the website I found it on:

Comments on Crazy Black Friday Video

Source: WOAI Radio

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Here are two (update: make it three) crazy trends going into Tuesday’s election, one of which (the so-called Redskins Rule) I’d heard about for a long while, the other two I’d just learned of over the last few days:

 

Trend Number One: The GOP Owns Nov. 6, with Republicans having won every November 6th presidential election since Election Day was standardized in 1845:

1860 – Abraham Lincoln over Stephen Douglas
1888 – Benjamin Harrison over incumbent Grover Cleveland
1900 – William McKinley over William Jennings Bryan
1928 – Herbert Hoover over Al Smith
1956 – Dwight Eisenhower over Adlai Stevenson
1984 – Ronald Reagan over Walter Mondale

source: John Sexton at Breitbart.com

 

Trend Number Two: the NFL’s Redskins moved to Washington, D.C. in 1937.  Since then, the following rule has applied in 17 out of 18 elections: If the Redskins win their last home game before the election, the incumbent party wins the next election, if the Redskins lose, the incumbent party loses.

Even after The Redskins Rule held for sixteen straight elections, when the Redskins lost in 2004 and the GOP / Bush held the White House, you can recast the rule to work 18 out of 18 times by changing the rule from the party that won the last election being linked to the Redskins’ last home game to the party that last won the popular vote.

As improbable as the rule is in having predicted 72 years worth of presidential elections, it’s even more bizarre when you consider the rule applies to not just any NFL team, but a Redskins team playing a home game in the same city where the president resides.

 

Year Redskins Last Home Game Election Results Redskins
W or L
Incumbent
W or L
1940 Redskins 37
Pittsburgh Steelers 10
Roosevelt defeats Willkie W W
1944 Redskins 14
Cleveland Rams 10
Roosevelt defeats Dewey W W
1948 Redskins 59
Boston Yanks 21
Truman defeats Dewey W W
1952 Redskins 23
Pittsburgh Steelers 24
Eisenhower defeats Stevenson L L
1956 Redskins 20
Cleveland Browns 9
Eisenhower defeats Stevenson W W
1960 Redskins 10
Cleveland Browns 31
Kennedy defeats Nixon L L
1964 Redskins 27
Chicago Bears 20
Johnson defeats Goldwater W W
1968 Redskins 10
New York Giants 13
Nixon defeats Humphrey L L
1972 Redskins 24
Dallas Cowboys 20
Nixon defeats McGovern W W
1976 Redskins 7
Dallas Cowboys 20
Carter defeats Ford L L
1980 Redskins 14
Minnesota Vikings 39
Reagan defeats Carter L L
1984 Redskins 27
Atlanta Falcons 14
Reagan defeats Mondale W W
1988 Redskins 27
New Orleans Saints 24
Bush defeats Dukakis W W
1992 Redskins 7
New York Giants 24
Clinton defeats Bush L L
1996 Redskins 31
Indianapolis Colts 16
Clinton defeats Dole W W
2000 Redskins 21
Tennessee Titans 27
Bush defeats Gore L L
2004 Redskins 14
Green Bay Packers 28
Bush defeats Kerry L W
2008 Redskins 6
Pittsburgh Steelers 23
Obama defeats McCain L L
2012 Redskins 13
Carolina Panthers 21
Redskins loss = Romney win? L L

Source: Wikipedia.

UPDATE: REDSKINS LOSS POINTS TO OBAMA LOSS!

 

Trend Number Three: The candidate who blinks more during debates has lost every election but one since 1980. Can you guess what the lone exception was? That’s right, as with The Redskins Rule, the one time it didn’t apply was in 2000, when a faster-blinking George W. Bush bested Al Gore in the electoral college, but lost the popular vote. So you can say that The Blinking Rule has been 8 for 8 in predicting the popular vote up to this election.

source: The Daily

So who blinked more in this year’s debates between Romney and Obama? Why Obama, of course. Obama blinked at a rate of 71 times per minute, blinking 1,000 more times during the debate than Romney did at 53 per minute. Was that a part of the unconscious factoring in Obama losing the debate by the largest margin in Gallup polling history? More importantly, will the Blinking Rule make it 9 out of 9 in predicting the presidential winner with a Romney win on Tuesday?

From the GOP Owning Nov. 6, to the Redskins Rule, to the Blinking Rule, three improbable ways of predicting the election are proving even more improbably accurate in doing so. Those are three pretty incredible streaks if you look at the mathmatical probabilities of either of them. I can’t say I put too much credence in any of it, but you can be for damn sure I’ll be rooting for the Panthers this Sunday.

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Jenna Talackova

Jenna Talackova, the 23-year-old transsexual contestant who was set to compete in the Miss Universe Canada beauty pageant this May, has been disqualified. “She did not meet the requirements to compete despite having stated otherwise on her entry form,” the organization says in a press release. “We do, however, respect her goals, determination and wish her the best.”

source: pop2it

I’ll admit it, when I think of transsexuals, the first thing that comes to mind is people like Chaz Bono, people who were somewhere inbetween the two sexes to begin with and probably won’t be attractive whether they’re left as they were born or if they go for the sex change.

I also have this theory that the more homophobic a person is, the more gay they really are and that the biggest homophobes are the ones struggling the hardest to repress their homosexual desires, so I take pride in never worrying about saying something that “sounds gay.” That being said, this is disturbing to me. You think of people that you’d consider hooking up with and you think, “Oh yeah, I could totally tell if it was a shemale or a man who got a sex change.”

Look again at the photo and realize that while Jenna’s hormone therapy started at 14, this is a person who had a penis dangling between “her” legs until the age of 19 and just a couple years after that penis was sliced and diced, she could walk into a bar on any given night and probably have a steady stream of guys hitting on her.

Now imagine this, if Jenna’s not into full disclosure and has had a one night stand or two, for the one guy in the bar who might taken her home, imagine after taking her home and bragging to his friends about this hottie he’d banged, maybe one of his friends googles this Jenna Talackova girl and the truth gets out. “Dude, you went home with a dude!” From what he may have considered one of his greatest conquests, it would probably end up something his friends would never let him live down.

As I look at this photo of “Jenna” a final time, this “chick” is so hot, whether meeting her in a bar or at a grocery store, I don’t think there’s any way you could imagine anything other than pure, sexy woman. It’s scary. I’m trying to sort this out and all I can come up with is two possible conclusions: either science is so good it’s wrong, or maybe some people really are born with the wrong sex. I don’t know which it is, but I’m wondering if it makes me gay, the fact that I got turned on by Jenna’s sexy picture.

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